Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming smartphone to be announced on October 23

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Xiaomi’s Black Shark has announced that the Black Shark 2 smartphone will go official on October 23rd. The phone already got certified by TENAA with model number AWM-A0. The listing revealed a veritical arranged dual rear camera and a rear fingerprint sensor. It also revealed RGB logo on the back.

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There is a large speaker grill on the front. Geekbench listing revealed Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM and Android 8.1 (Oreo). TENAA listing revealed a 5.99-inch display, so the company could retain the FHD+ display and it has a 4000mAh battery, same as the predecessor.

It will likely retain the liquid cooling tech, Dual Speakers and Gamepad support. We should know all the details when the phone goes official next week.

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Lenovo K5s announced with 5.7-inch HD+ display, Helio P22 chipset and 4GB of RAM

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Lenovo also introduced K5s along with S5 Pro and K5 Pro at an event in China. It comes with 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an Octa-Core Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI out of the box.

It has 13MP primary along with 5MP secondary front and rear cameras, both with LED flash. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. It packs with a 3000mAh battery.

Specifications of Lenovo K5s :

  • 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera
  • 13MP front camera with soft LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C
    3,000mAh battery

The Lenovo K5s comes in Black and Blue colors. It costs at 798 yuan (INR 8,460 approx), but you can get it for 698 yuan (INR 7,400 approx.) for limited period. It will go on sale in China from October 23rd.

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Lenovo K5 Pro announced with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636 chipset, dual front and rear cameras

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Yesterday, Lenovo announced the K5 Pro smartphone along with the S5 Pro. The K5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI out of the box.

It has 16MP primary along with 5MP secondary front and rear cameras, both with LED flash and AI portraits. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. It packs with a 4050mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

Specifications of Lenovo K5 Pro :

  • 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits Brightness, 83% NTSC Color Gamut, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Chipset with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB LPDDR4x  RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI
  • Dual SIM
  • 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 5MP camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 5MP camer
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4050mAh  with 18W fast charging

The Lenovo K5 Pro comes in Black and Gold colors. It is priced at 998 yuan (INR 10,580 approx) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 1098 yuan (INR 11,640 approx) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 1298 yuan (INR 13,760 approx) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant. It will go on sale in China from October 25th.

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Lenovo S5 Pro with 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, 6GB RAM, dual front and rear cameras announced

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Yesterday, Lenovo has announced S5 Pro, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in China. It comes with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 chipset with 6GB of RAM. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI 5.0. It has a unibody metal design and has rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

It has a 20MP rear camera along with a secondary 12MP camera with AI portraits and 2x loss-less zoom. It also has a 20MP front camera with Sony IMX476 sensor along with an 8MP secondary camera for AI portraits, 3D lighting. It also features Infrared face unlock. It packs with a 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging.

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Specifications of Lenovo S5 Pro :

  • 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 113% sRGB, 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Chipset with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI 5.0
  • 20MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.6 aperture, 2x optical zoom
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX476 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 8MP secondary camera
  • Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3500mAh battery with fast charging

The Lenovo S5 Pro comes in Black, Blue and Gold colors. It is priced starting at 1298 yuan (INR 13,755 approx) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant. It will go on sale in China from October 23rd.

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Vivo Z3 announced with 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, AI dual rear cameras, IR face unlock

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Yesterday, Vivo announced Z3, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘Z series’ in China. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with slim bezels on the sides, 90% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by Snapdragon 670 AIE / Snapdragon 710 chipset depending on the model with upto 6GB of RAM.

It has a 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture along with a 2MP secondary camera for AI portrait shots. It packs with 12MP front camera with AI beautify feature and also IR face unlock that scans 1024 points in your face to unlock the phone quickly. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and packs with a 3315mAh battery.

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Specifications of Vivo Z3 :

  • 6.3-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 670 10nm Chipset with Adreno 615 GPU / Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Chipset with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 2MP camera
  • 12MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3315mAh battery

The Vivo Z3 comes in Aurora Blue, Midnight Black and Pink colors. It is priced at 1598 yuan (INR 16,990 approx) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, Snapdragon 670 version. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and SD 710 variant costs 1898 yuan (INR 20,170 approx.), and the top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and Snapdragon 710 variant is priced at 2298 yuan (INR 24,490 approx). It is available for pre-orders and will go on sale in China from November 1st.

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ASUS Zenfone Lite L1 with 5.45-inch HD+ display launched in India

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Asus has launched Zenfone Lite L1, the company’s latest budget smartphone in India. It comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 82% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash along with a 5MP front camera and comes with face unlock feature. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) based on ZenUI 5. It has dedicated dual SIM slots and packs a 3000mAh battery.

Specifications of Asus Zenfone Lite L1 (ZA551KL-4A021IN) :

  • 5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 400 nits brightness, 800:1 contrast ratio
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit Chipset with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0
  • Dual SIM ( nano + nano + microSD)
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5P lens, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.4 aperture
  • Face unlock
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

The Asus Zenfone Lite L1 comes in Black and Gold colors. It is priced at INR 5,999 (As a part of festive offer compared to INR 6,999). It will be available exclusively from Flipkart during Festival Dhamaka Days sale later this month.

Launch offers

  • INR 2,200 cashback from Jio in the form of vouchers
  • 50GB additional data for Jio users
  • Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection plan at INR 99

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 with 5.7-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, Face unlock launched in India

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Panasonic has launched Eluga Ray 530 latest smartphone in the Eluga series. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display. It is powered by quad-core MediaTek SoC with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box.

It comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera both with LED flash. It also comes with face unlock feature. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It comes with a edicated dual SIM and microSD slots. It packs with a 3000mAh battery. It comes with Arbo Hub -AI-powered app with self-learning technology.

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Specifications of Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 :

  • 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739WA 64-bit Chipset with Power VR Rogue GE8100 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, expandable up to 128GB with MicroSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP primary rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

The Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 comes in Blue and Black colors. It is priced at INR 8,999 and is already available from offline retailers.

Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India said:

We are delighted to make another addition to our Eluga smartphones portfolio. Created through a confluence of technology and innovation, the Eluga Ray 530 is a performance powerhouse that offers exceptional features such as high definition display, stylish looks, and the AI – Arbo Hub -our one stop app to make life easier. The Eluga Ray 530 hosts an entire gamut of features to our consumers at an affordable price range.

ASUS Zenfone Max M1 with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, 4000mAh battery launched in India

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Yesterday, Asus launched the Zenfone Max (M1) smartphone in India. It comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 82% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 chipset with 3GB of RAM.

It comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash along with an 8MP front camera, both with support for portrait shots. It comes with face unlock feature. It has a dedicated Dual SIM slot and microSD card slots. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs with a 4000mAh battery.

Specifications of Asus Zenfone Max (M1) (ZB556KL-4A001IN) :

  • 5.45-inch (1440 ×720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 4000mAh battery

The Asus Zenfone Max (M1) comes in Black and Gold colors. It is priced at INR 7499 (As a part of festive offer compared to INR 8,999). It will be available exclusively from Flipkart during Festival Dhamaka Days sale later this month.

Launch offers :

  • INR 2,200 cashback from Reliance Jio in the form of vouchers
  • 50GB additional data
  • Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection plan at INR 99
  • No-Cost EMI for 6 months at Rs. 1250 per month

Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Sale 2018 Best deals to look out

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Flipkart started its Big Billion Day Sale 2018. It is offering exciting jaw dropping deals on Smartphones, Laptops, Home & Kitchen Appliances, and more.

Best deals on smartphones during Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale 2018:

You can check out more Big Billion Day Sale on Flipkart website here. Flipkart also offering 10% instant discounts for HDFC Bank Debit & Credit card users.

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2018 Best deals to look out

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Amazon started Great Indian Festival Sale. It is offering exciting deals on smartphones, laptops, headphones, TVs, speakers and more.

Best deals on smartphones during Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2018:

Deals on accessories, Kindle, TVs and others on Amazon

You can check out more Festive Deals on Amazon website here.

Amazon is also offering 1-year free screen replacement on top smartphones brands including Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Nokia, Motorola, OPPO, Vivo and more between October 9th and 15th.