Samsung Galaxy S10e with 5.8-inch display with in-screen camera, side-mounted fingerprint sensor surfaces in renders

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After Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+, renders of the Galaxy S10e has surfaced. Similar to the other two, this comes with in-screen camera, but with smaller 5.8-inch flat screen, unlike the curved screen on the S10 and S10+.

Unlike the in-display fingerprint sensor in the S10 and S10+. it comes with side-mounted fingerprint sensor that housed on the right side that doubles up as a power button. We had already seen a similar fingerprint setup on the Galaxy A7 (2018), but the placement is a bit higher on the S10e since the volume rockers have been moved to the left. There is also a bixby button below that.

The Galaxy S10e is said to come only in 6GB RAM with 128GB version in Black, Green, White and Yellow colors at the launch with Blue to follow later. It is rumored to be priced  at €750 (INR 61,400 approx.) in Europe.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ with in-display front-camera, triple rear cameras, in-screen fingerprint sensor surface in renders

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Samsung is all set to introduce the Galaxy S10 range of flagship later this month. With the reveal date inching closer, various rumors and leaks continue to surface. This time, we have a full vision of the flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ get super-narrow bezels on the sides, with a relatively narrow chin at the bottom of the display.

The Galaxy S10 will have a single sensor on the front camera, while the Galaxy S10 + has two cameras in a pill-shaped cutout. Samsung may be trying to hide the camera hole because the top end of the display seems to darkened so this time the cameras will not visible.

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On the back, all the models are identical with three-rear cameras arranged horizontally and a in-display fingerprint sensor.The flagships are expected to come with 2960 x 1440 displays. It will be powered either by Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 depending on the region.

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The regular, curved version of the S10 with its 6.1-inch screen will come in a choice of 128GB or 512GB of storage is said to be priced at £799 ( INR 72,517 approx.) and £999 (INR 90,668 approx.) respectively. The S10+ is said to come in a 128GB version which costs £899 (INR 81,592 approx.), a 512GB version is expected to costs £1099 (INR 99,793 approx.), and a one terabyte for a bank-breaking £1399 (INR 1,27,005 approx.). We should know more details soon.

In the long list of rumors and leaks, price, battery specifications, and features have been revealed. However, none of them has been confirmed yet so we will have to wait till the actual announcement by Samsung at the Unpacked event scheduled to happen by the end of this month.

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OPPO K1 with in-display fingerprint sensor launching in India on February 6

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After several teasers, Flipkart has confirmed the launch of OPPO K1. The new mid-range smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner will launch in India on February 6th. It was announced in China in October last year. It comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Waterdrop notch display.

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It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 AIE Chipset with up to 6GB of RAM. It runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). It has a 16MP primary rear camera with LED flash along  with a secondary 2MP camera for in-depth information. It also has a 25MP front-facing camera.

Specifications of OPPO K1 :

  • 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 19.5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Chipset (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB / 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.2
  •  Dual SIM
  • 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary 2MP camera
  • 25MP front-facing camera
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3600mAh battery

The OPPO K1 comes in Van Gogh Blue and Mocha Red colors. The company already said that it will cost less than INR 20,000. We will know the exact price when the phone will launch next week.

Honor Band 4 Running with 0.5-inch OLED screen, 50-meter water resistance announced in India

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Huawei’s Honor Brand introduced the Honor Band 4 Running Edition, after it launched the Honor Band 4 in the country last month. It has a 0.5-inch POLED display and comes with 6-axis sensor that offers improved running detection by measuring cadence, step length, ground contact time, foot strike pattern, landing impact, eversion excursion and swing angle.

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It comes with a foot mode lets you attach the band to your shoes using the shoe buckle. The upgraded running posture algorithm improve the accuracy upto 95% of running distance mesasured says Honor.  It is also water resistant up to 50 meters. The 77mAh battery promises up to 20 days of standby and up to two weeks of battery life.

Specifications of Honor Band 4 Running :

  • 0.5-inch (88 x 48 pixels) POLED display
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Compatible with Android 4.4 (or later) or iOS 9.0 (or later)
  • Pedometer, Sleep tracker, Exercise tracker, Sedentary reminder
  • Call and Message notification, Call rejection and mute
  • 6-Axis motion sensor, Running Monitoring Algorithm
  • Water and dust resistant (50 meter / 5 ATM)
  • 77mAh battery with up to 20 days of standby, 14 days usage

The Honor Band 4 Running comes in Red and Green colors with optional bands in Blue, Yellow and Pink colors. It is priced at INR 1,599 and will go on sale soon on Amazon.in.

Honor Watch Magic with 1.2-inch AMOLED display, Swimproof design, Heart rate monitor, GPS announced in India starting at INR 13,999

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Huawei’s Honor Brand has announced Honor Watch Magic smartwatch in India along with the Honor View20 smartphone. It was introduced back in November last year.

It sports a 1.2-inch (390 x 390 pixels) AMOLED color display with 326 PPI pixel density. It comes with a dual-crown design with 9.8mm stainless steel case. The body is made of 316L cold forged stainless steel and Black and Red, two-tone finish on its silicone strap.

It also supports all-round sports activity tracking including indoor exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling, and open water swimming. It comes with TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology tracks the user’s active and resting heart rate.

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It can simultaneously tap into GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO, three of the major satellite positioning systems, for precise positioning. It can monitor the heart rate of users in real time with high precision. The TruRelax Technology analyses heart rate variability and accesses your stress status.

Specifications of Honor Watch Magic :

  • 1.2-inch (390 x 390 pixels) AMOLED touch display, 326 PPI
  • ARM M4 SoC with 16MB RAM and 128MB storage
  • Bluetooth 4.2 that connects to Android 4.4 and above iOS 9.0 devices
  • 5ATM Water-resistant up to 50 meters
  • GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO
  • Dimensions: 42.8 × 42.8 × 9.8mm; Weight: 32.g
  • 178mAh battery  with up to 7 days battery life

The Honor Watch Magic comes in Lava Black with Silicon Band that priced at INR 13,999 and the Moonlight Silver color version with Leather Band priced at INR 14,999. It will go on sale in India soon exclusively on Amazon.in.

Vivo expected to launch V15 Pro, pop-up camera phone in India on February 20

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Vivo India today sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone on February 20th. The invite suggest that the phone come with a pop-up camera. This could be the rumored V15 Pro, successor of the V11 Pro that was launched in India back in September last year.

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A recent leak revealed that the phone will feature triple rear cameras. There is a opening on the top that will let you raise the camera for capturing selfies. It will likely come with a FullView display with minimal bezels and an in-display fingerprint scanner, similar to the predecessor.

The mid-range smartphone is said to be priced under INR 30,000, similar to the V11 Pro, and it said to launch as X25 in China around the same time or in early March. We should know more details about the smartphone in the coming weeks.

ASUS’s new ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 with NanoEdge display launced in India

 

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ASUS has launched three new ZenBook series of laptops in India, that were introduced at the IFA last year. These were named the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533).

As per the company all these are world’s most compact 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch laptops. These come with frameless ASUS NanoEdge display with ultraslim bezels with a 95% screen-to-body ratio.

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These feature the latest quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi optimized for Intel Wireless-AC 9560 and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics. The ScreenPad doubles up as a number pad.

Name ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FN ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD
Display 13.3” FHD 14” FHD 15.6” FHD
Processor Quad-core Intel Core i7-8565U / Core i5-8265U processor Quad-core Intel Core i7-8565U, 2GB NVIDIA GTX 1050 Max-Q
RAM 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage PCIEG3x2 NVME 512GB / 256GB M.2 SSD PCIEG3x2 NVME 1TB M.2 SSD
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C,1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x HDMI, 1 x MicroSD card reader 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1 x SD card reader
Camera 3D IR HD camera
Wireless Connectivity Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 50Wh 3-cell with up to 13 hours battery life 73Wh 4-cell with up to 17 hours battery life

The ASUS Zenbook 13 (UX333FA) is priced at INR 71,990 for the 256GB storage and INR 88,990 for the 512GB storage version. The ASUS Zenbook 14 (UX433FA) is priced at INR 72,990 and INR 89,990 for the 256GB And 512GB storage respectively. The Zenbook 15 (UX533FD) is priced at INR 1,39,990. These come in Royal Blue and Icicle Silver colors. These will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting from today 3PM.

HONOR View20 with 6.4-inch All-View Display, 48MP + 3D TOF dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 37999

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Huawei’s HONOR brand has launched the HONOR View20 smartphone in India, as it had promised. It was introduced as V20 in China last month and was introduced for global markets at an event in Paris last week.

It comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ All-View Display with 91.82% screen-to-body ratio. It is p[owered by Kirin 980 SoC with GPU Turbo 2.0, the NINE liquid cooling and up to 8GB of RAM.

It comes with a 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 1/2-type (8.0 mm diagonal) sensor, uses 4-in-1 light fusion that outputs better low-light images at 12MP resolution. It also has a 25MP front camera with just 4.5mm cut out.

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It also has a TOF 3D secondary rear camera that lets you play games using 3D gesture recognition by capturing body movements.

It has a V-shaped texture on the glass back with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It packs with a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging.

Specifications of HONOR View20 :

  • 6.4-inch (1080 x 2310 pixels) FHD+ LCD IPS display with 96% NTSC Color Gamut
  • HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) Chipset with  720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with Magic UI 2.0
  • Dual SIM
  • 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, AIS, TOF 3D secondary camera
  • 25MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery with 22.5W (4.5V-5A) fast charging

The HONOR View20 comes in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colors. It is priced at INR 37,999 for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. The 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant in Phantom Blue costs INR 45,999. It will go on sale exclusively on Amazon.in and Honor India website starting today midnight. It will be available offline through Reliance Digital starting from February.

Samsung Galaxy S10 launch event set for February 20 in San Francisco

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Samsung has sent out invites for its Galaxy Unpacked event 2019 in San Francisco on February 20th. It will unveil its flagship Galaxy S10 series in the event, just before the MWC 2019 in Barcelona from February 25th.

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Earlier rumors reveled three variants of S10 with 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch Infinity- O screens with an in-screen camera. There will a Qualcomm-built in-display fingerprint scanner for top-end S10 and S10+ models, while the Galaxy S10 E (Lite) is said to skip it for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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The flagships will be powered by the Exynos 9820 8nm SoC with Tri-cluster CPU, with an integrated NPU, up to 2Gbps LTE-Advanced Pro modem. While the variant that will sell in the U.S. will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 855. Camera details and other specifications are still a mystery.

Earlier rumores revealed that the phone will be available for pre-order soon after the announcement and go on sale from 8th of March. We should know more details soon.

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Samsung releases Android Pie roll out schedule for eligible devices

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Samsung started rolling out the stable Pie update to the S9 and S9+ devices. Samsung has also provided a detailed timeline of when the new One UI interface based on Pie will be available and for which device.

The list shows Pie update to Note 9 in February and March for Galaxy S8 and Note 8 series.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet that are confirmed to get Android 9.0 (Pie) update with One UI starting January 2019

  • Galaxy S9 (January 2019)
  • Galaxy S9+ (January 2019)
  • Galaxy Note9 (February 2019)
  • Galaxy S8 (March 2019)
  • Galaxy S8+ (March 2019)
  • Galaxy Note8 (March 2019)
  • Galaxy A8 2018 (April 2019)
  • Galaxy A8+ 2018 (April 2019)
  • Galaxy A7 2018 (April 2019)
  • Galaxy A9 2018 (April 2019)
  • Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (April 2019)
  • Galaxy J4 (May 2019)
  • Galaxy J4+ (May 2019)
  • Galaxy J6 (May 2019)
  • Galaxy J6+ (May 2019)
  • Galaxy A8-Star (May 2019)
  • Galaxy J7 2017 (July 2019)
  • Galaxy J7 Duo (August 2019)
  • Galaxy Xcover4 (September 2019)
  • Galaxy J3 2017 (September 2019)
  • Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (September 2019)
  • Galaxy Tab A 2017 (October 2019)
  • Galaxy Tab Active2 (October 2019)
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (October 2019)

It is dissapointing that the S7 and S7 Edge won’t be getting the Pie update based One UI. But It is good to see Samsung releasing a timeline even for mid-range phones and hope it sticks to it.

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