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HTC to announce a new device on June 11

Recent rumors were suggesting that the Taiwan manufacturer HTC is planning to introduce a new handset. Finally, the company has officially confirmed its arrival. As per a poster posted by HTC officials, the company will announce a new device on June 11. As always, it doesn’t provide any information regarding the upcoming device.

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It will worth noting that HTC U19e was seen in official HTC survey hinting its arrival this month. The “e” latter printed in poster also purposes the same thing. An HTC device with model number 2Q7A100 has recently passed NCC certification, that could be most probably upcoming HTC U19e.

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Furthermore, the device is speculated to arrive with 18:9 full-screen display on the front. When it comes to internals, the device might be featuring Snapdragon 710 processor under the hood. It will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, while, rest of the specs are currently unknown.

Redmi K20 Pro new stable update adds Face Unlocking feature

Xiaomi has recently announced two new Redmi smartphones – Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. Now the “Pro” variant has started getting a stable update in China. A screenshot shared by a uses shows its version number MIUI V10.3.8.0.PFKCNXM and the update size seems to be around 2.4GB.

The most interesting feature of this update is the Face Unlocking. When the device was introduced, it was lacking that feature, but now finally the Xiaomi added. Although, it isn’t the most secure method, but offers you an additional way to unlock your device more conventionally. Apart from the face unlock, the update focuses on WiFi optimization and its signal strength followed by some other minor tweaks.

The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro was announced with 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage, triple rear cameras, a motorized pop-up selfie shooter, 4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ support and MIUI 10 based Android Pie out of the box.

When it comes to pricing and availability, the device is currently being sold in China. The base 6GB+64GB variant costs 2499 yuan, 6GB+128GB is priced at 2599 yuan, which goes up to 2,799 Yuan for  8GB+128GB followed by 8GB+256GB version pricing 2,999 yuan.

Xiaomi Mi 9T to arrive with 3.5mm jack, company officially confirms

We have recently come to know that Xiaomi is going to launch two new smartphones Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro. Now the company has made official confirmation that the device will bring 3.5mm jack, which should be a piece of good news for Xiaomi fans who love to use wired headsets. If you aren’t aware, Xiaomi had ditched 3.5mm jack for its flagship “MI” line-up starting from Mi 6 following the current market trend.

The Xiaomi Mi 9T is expected to arrive with 6.39-inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ waterdrop notch display on the front. It will be bringing Qualcomm’s recently introduced Snapdragon 730 processor, triple 48MP + 8MP + 8MP rear and 20MP selfie shooter to capture the cool selfies. Under the hood, it will have a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery to keep the lights on.

In addition, the company will also announce a “Pro” variant having Snapdragon 855 chipset. Both the devices will be announced on June 12, the keynote further confirms. All in all, the company is all set to unveil these two devices. If you really wanna pick one up? Do let’s know in below comment section!

Vivo Y12 to hit the Indian market soon with 5,000 mAh battery and Triple rear cameras

Vivo has announced a new affordable smartphone called Vivo Y12 for the Indian market. It offers a massive 5,000 mAh battery that should be the key selling point unlike the other selfie centric smartphones from the company.

Speaking to the specs, the handset features a 6.35-inch Halo FullView HD+ display on the front. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz under the hood. When it comes to storage, it has up to 64GB of built-in storage coupled with 4GB RAM. The optics department is handled a triple camera on the rear – a main 13MP f/2.2 unit, an ultrawide or telephoto 8MP f/2.2 secondary cam and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, whereas, It has an 8MP f/2.2 snapper on the front to capture selfies.

Furthermore, the device runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box on the top of the company’s own custom FunTouch 9 skin. For connectivity, the device offers all the necessary options like WiFi, Bluetooth, dual SIM slot and USB port for charging. As I mentioned above, it has a whopping 5,000 mAh battery to provide it enough juice for the long run including reverse charging feature to charge the other devices.

Vivo Y12 Pricing and Availability in India

The Vivo Y12 comes in two variants: either 3GB RAM + 32GB storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. The base variant is priced at 11,999 INR, which goes up 12,999 INR for higher variant. When it comes to availability, the device is said to be available in the offline market while there are no words from the company on this matter. As soon as we get more details, we will update this page.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro launched in India – Price, Specifications and Availability

Xiaomi has finally announced Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro in India as expected. The Indian variant of Note 7 is slightly different than the Chinese one. The Note 7 Pro is another mid-range smartphone for the International audience, first arriving in Indian then it will be pushed to other countries.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inches 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ IPS LCD panel protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It arrives with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC cloaked at 4×2.2 GHz and 4×1.8 GHz, means it has overclocked octa-core CPU unlike the 1.9GHz on many other smartphones. For optics, it has a dual 12MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25 micrometer, PDAF +  2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor rear camera, while, the front side is covered by a single 13 MP, f/2.2 snapper, which can record up to 1080p video.

It runs on the MIUI 10 based Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Regarding the storage, it has two variants either 3GB RAM +32GB storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB of built-in storage. The smartphone is less with a 4,000 mAh battery to keep the lights on. Furthermore, all the essential connectivity options are present including Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), FM Radio, Dual Hybrid SIM slot, and USB Type-C port.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

This is smartphone many people were waiting for. It accumulates the same 6.3-inch IPS Panel as Redmi Note 7 with Full HD+ resolution protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by the 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor coupled with Adreno 612 GPU. Primary four Kryo 460 cores are clocked at 2.0 GHz, whereas, rest four low power Kryo 460 cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz. As for optics, it comes with dual 48MP + 5MP rear camera. The 48MP sensor used on this device is Sony IMX586, not the Samsung GM1 sensor found on Redmi Note 7 Chinese variant. The selfie camera is a 13MP sensor.

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It comes with two storage options: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. Under the hood, it also has a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery to handle the day to day usage. All the required connectivity options are available on this device. It runs on MIUI 10 based Android Pie out of the box.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro Price in India

The Xiaomi Note 7 price starts from 9,999 INR, which goes up to 11,999 INR and comes in Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red color options. The Pro variant costs 13,999 INR for base variant, while the high variant is priced at 16,999 INR. It includes Nebula Red, Neptune Blue and Space Black color options. When it comes to availability, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 first sale will take place on March 6 and Note 7 Pro will be released on March 13.

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Exposure; Exclusive Sony IMX607 sensor, Upto 12GB RAM and more

Just before the MWC 2019, Huawei has confirmed the release of the first 5G commercial folding screen mobile phone, which will continue to be equipped with the Kirin 980 processor, along with the 5000 baseband. The P-series new flagship P30 and P30 Pro will hold a separate conference. If everything goes as expected it should be announced in March.

Recently, it was reported that the new device will adopt the periscope lens design. The main camera monopolizes the Sony IMX607 CMOS, with 38 million pixels, which is an upgraded version of the IMX600. Although the absolute pixels of the IMX607 has been reduced, the pixel arrangement has been changed to the Dual Bayer arrangement, and white has been added. The pixels enhance the night shooting capability, and the overall performance should be better than the IMX600.

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The processor has no suspense. The P30 and P30 Pro will have the Kirin 980 processor. In terms of memory, the P30 will use 6GB of storage, while the P30 Pro will use 12GB of storage. Last year’s P20 series introduced the gradient color for the first time and launched the Leica three-shot, which has been loved by many consumers, especially female users. This year’s P30 series is even more worth looking forward to. According to Huawei’s official data, the P20 series sold more than 17 million units in 2018. You may wish to guess how much the P30 can sell.

Nokia 3.1 Plus to soon get Android 9 suggests latest GeekBench listing

HMD Global has to this date updated up to seven devices to Android 9 Pie and is expected to release the update to a few more this Q1 2019. By the end of last year, Nokia 3.1 was surfaced on Geekbench running Android 9 Pie and last week, we came across the Nokia 6 on the same platform running Pie either. Now, we have found again Nokia 3.1 Plus running on the same Android 9 Pie on Geekbench showing the similar scores. in single core, it scores 833 while multi-core scores are 3516.

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For sure, HMD is testing Pie on the three devices ahead of the official rollout, probably this Q1 or in early Q2 2019. As a reminder, the listing on Geekbench doesn’t mean Pie is ready for the Nokia 3.1 Plus, but it does tell us the wait is nearing the end. It may take anything between several weeks and months before the official rollout begins.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo and thus supports Google Project Treble out of the box. This should help speed up the software development process and further cut down on the wait time.

Samsung Galaxy M10 to arrive with 6.2-inch display and Exynos 7872 chipset

The Samsung Galaxy M10 will be the smallest of the new M-series, but that doesn’t make it less relevant. Leaked specs of the device show that it will have a 6.2-inch HD+ screen with a teardrop notch which Samsung calls Infinity V design.

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Furthermore, Recent leaks hint that the device will be powered by the Exynos 7872, not 7870 as Geekbench reported. This means a move from eight A53 cores to 2x A73 + 4x A53 and a newer, more capable GPU as well. It will have two variants having either 2GB or 3GB of RAM memory and will be arriving with a dual SIM slot with a dedicated spot for a microSD card.

The Galaxy M10 will pack a relatively large battery at 3,400mAh, but sadly it will be charged over micro USB. At least there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone will measure 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7mm and weigh 160g.
Similar to the other M series phones, this will have a dual camera on the back – a 13MP main module (f/1.9, 1.12µm) plus a 5MP depth sensor. There’s no fingerprint reader on the back.

The device will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Regarding the announce date, it will be officially announced on January 28 and will be sold online exclusively. For further updates, stay tuned with us.

Nokia 8.1 seems to available for UK market pricing 379.99£

Nokia last month officially launched a new smartphone called the Nokia 8.1. Finally, the smartphone enters in UK market as it was seen on country’s online store Clove Uk. Considering the price, the device is priced at 379.99£ and comes in two color variants including Blue/Silver and Steel/Copper.

Speaking to specs, The Nokia 8.1 features 6.18-inch 1080×2280 pixels Full HD+ IPS display panel on the front. It is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 processor coupled with Adreno 616 GPU under the hood. The device gets a 3,500 mAh non-removable battery which is a fast charging compatible up to 9V==2A (18W) supplying with quick charging adapter out of the box. The listing variant supports up to 64GB of built-in storage and 4GB of RAM, whereas, there is another variant with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM, which might later hit the UK market.

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For optics, it has a dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS + 13 MP rear camera with Zeiss optics, while, on the front, it has a single 20MP, f/2.0 aperture front-facing shooter. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), USB Type-C, OTG, NFC and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the back.