Panasonic to announce smartphone with notch display on October 4th

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Panasonic starts sent out invites for the press event which is schedules on October 4th. It is expected to launch a smartphone with Iphone X like notch display. Accroding to some reports the company is planning to launch flagship smartphones in the country. Untill now it has been played only in budget segment and mid-range segment. So this will be first time that panasonic will launch a high-end premium smartphone.

As seen in invite, it packs with iPhone X like display with notch. It also said that “the most powerful and innovative smartphones”, so we can expect it to carry Snapdragon 845 like chipset. It also hinted that it is going to launch two or more smartphones.

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It also says that “Get ready To Live The AI Life” so we expect it to carry AI powered Dual Rear camera setup along with a AI powered front facing camera. Both the devices will be available for purchase from next month as the company is planning to encash the festive season.

It would be interesting to see how better will be the new products from Panasonic. We don’t have more details about specs. We will get to know more about specs and pricing when it will go official on October 4th.

 

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Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale 2018 scheduled from October 10th to 14th

 

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Flipkart announced the fifth edition of Big Billion Days sale 2018, that is going to be held between October 10th and 14th. This edition sale will be powered by Mastercard. HDFC bank will be its Credit and Debit card partner, so we can expect extra discounts for HDFC Debit & Credit card holders.

The company said that the sale will offer some unique & exclusive deals across mobile phones, Home & Kitchen appliances, Fashion & Apparel, Personal care, Furniture and others categories. Customers will get No Cost EMIs, Debit cards EMIs, Product Exchange options along with extra discounts for HDFC Debit & Credit card holders. The company also said that Mastercard users will get Amazing rewards. Flipkart Plus members will get 3 hours of exclusive access.

Fashion, Home & Kitchen Appliances, Furniture, Beauty, Sports and more will go on sale on October 10th, and phones and tablets will go on sale starting October 11th. Amazon is yet to announce its ‘The Great Indian Sale’ dates, which is expected to start around the same time.

Regarding the Big Billion Days Sale, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart said:

This year marks the fifth edition of TBBD and we are focused on making it the biggest and best one yet. After working closely with our sellers and brands over the last few months, we plan to deliver unparalleled, diverse, and affordable offerings to customers in every corner of India.

Moto G5 and Moto G5S Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update starts rolling out in India

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Motorola officially announced that it starts rolling out Oreo update for the Moto G5 Plus users in India and Brazil and for Moto G5 users in Mexico, earlier this month. Now the company has started rolling out the update for G5 and G5S Plus smartphones in India.

The company has confirmed Android 8.0 update for Moto G5 series among the range of its devices, in September last year. Now these phones are getting the Android 8.1 update directly.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for the phones are about 1.2GB in size. It also comes with Android security patch for August, 2018.

This update introduces changes including the following:

  • Android  8.1 Oreo : many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.

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Vivo V9 Pro with Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM launching in India on September 26

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Vivo launched the V9 smartphone in India back in March. Now the company announced that it will launch the V9 Pro smartphone in India on September 26th. The Vivo V9 Pro has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display with a notch. It has 90% screen-to-body ratio and 1.75mm slim bezels in the side.

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It is powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE with 6GB of RAM. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary camera for in-depth information amd portraits mode along with 12MP front facing camera. It packs a 3260mAh battery. Let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Vivo V9 Pro :

  • 6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Chipset (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 2MP camera
  • 12MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
  • 3260mAh battery

Vivo V9 Pro is expected to come in Black and Red colors. It will be available exclusively on Amazon.in in India. We should know the price when it launches on Wednesday.

Nokia 5.1 Plus with dual rear cameras launched in India for INR 10,999

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HMD Global just launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the company’s latest budget smartphone in India, as it had promised. It comes with 5.86-inch HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with 84% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm chipset with 3GB of RAM.

It comes with a 13MP rear camera along with a secondary 5MP camera for AI portrait shots and in-depth information. It also has an 8MP front camera with AI-powered selfie portraits and beauty mode. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS on the top, is upgradable to Android P. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and packs with a 3060mAh battery. Let’s take a look on the specs.

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Specifications of Nokia 5.1 Plus 

  • 5.86-inch ( 720×1520 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass 19:9 aspect ratio display
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm Chipset (Quad 2GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with 800MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, expandable up to 400GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS, upgradable to Android P
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, secondary 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 80.4-degree wide-angle lens
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3060mAh  battery

The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes in Black, White and Blue colors. It is priced at INR 10,999 and is already available for pre-order exclusively from Flipkart as well as Nokia Online store till September 30th and ships from October 1st. It comes with extra INR 1,800 cashback in the form of vouchers and 240 GB data for Airtel users.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro with four rear cameras surfaced

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It is already known that Samsung is scheduled an event on October 11th at Malaysia. It is expected to launch a new Galaxy smartphone with four rear cameras at the event. The new Galaxy smartphones might be in the company’s A-series lineup, and is rumoured to named A9 star/pro.

According to the rumors, the new Galax is will likely to come with the same A7 (2018) design concept but with four rear cameras on the back. It will have the rear mounted fingerprint sensor unlike the side mounted in the A7 (2018).

It will have an 24MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera with 120 ° FOV, a 10MP and 5MP zoom sensor that work as a depth sensor. It will have a 24 MP Sony IMX576 front camera.

It sports a large 6.28-inches with a Super AMOLED FullHD + display. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core chipset with a 3720 mAh battery. We don’t know more details about the said smartphone. But we will get to know more in coming days as the launch is not too far, stay tuned.

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Motorola One Power Android One smartphone launched in India for INR 15,999

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Motorola announced the One Power Android One smartphones at the IFA in Berlin last month. Now it has just launched the smartphone in india as it had promised. It comes with a 6.2-inch 19:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ display with a notch. It is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 chipset with 4GB of RAM.

It has dual rear camera setup; a 16MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. It also has a 12MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and selfie portraits.

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It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) on the top which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). The company also promise Android Q update for the phone, as well as security updates for three years from the initial global launch date. The phone packs a 5000mAh battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life. It comes bundled with 15W charger that offer up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging. Let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Motorola One Power :

  • 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 4K video recording
  • 12MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, selfie portraits
  • Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass
  • P2i water-repellent nano coating
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 5000mAh battery TurboPower fast charging

The Motorola One Power is priced at INR 15,999. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart starting from October 5th. It comes bundled with a clear protective case in the box.

Huawei Y9 (2019) got certified with 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras

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Huawei’s new smartphone with model number JKM-AL00 has been certified by TENAA, which is said to be unveiled as Y9 (2019). It reveals similar design and specifications as the Honor 8X that was introduced earlier this month.

The listing reveals a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with 91% screen-to-body ratio. It could be powered by Octa-Core Kirin 710SoC chipset with upto 6GB of RAM and a 4000mAh non removable battery with support for fast charging.

It has 20MP rear camera with LED flash, AI scene recognition and 2MP secondary camera to capture in-depth information in portrait shots along with a 16MP front-facing camera. 

Specifications of Huawei Y9 2019 (JKM-AL00) :

  • 6.5-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, expandable up to 400GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 20MP rear camera with LED flash,2MP secondary camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging

The Huawei Y9 2019 is expected to come in Black, Pink, Blue and Purple colors. It is expected to go official in coming weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+ launched in India for INR 10,990 and INR 15,990

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ smartphones few days back. Now both the smartphones launched in India. These have 6-inch HD+ Infinity displays, Quad-Core SoC chipset which could be Snapdragon 425, but the company says that the chipset could differs depending on the region.

Both of these runs on  Android 8.1 (Oreo) on the top. The J6+ have a fingerprint sensor on the right frame as well as dual rear cameras, whereas the J4+ have single camera and no fingerprint sensor. Both comes with a 3000mAh battery. Let’s take a look on the specs.

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J6+ (SM-J610F) :

  • 6-inch (1480 x 720 pixels) HD+ Infinity 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 SoC Chipset with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, secondary 5MP camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi  b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
  • 3300mAh battery

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J4+ (SM-J415F) :

  • 6-inch (1480 x 720 pixels) HD+ Infinity 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 SoC Chipset with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi  b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
  • 3300mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy J6+ comes in Blue, Black and Red colors. It is priced at INR 15,990. The Galaxy J4+ comes in Black, Gold and Blue colors and is priced at INR 10,990. These are available from Amazon India, Flipkart and Samsung Online shop online as well as offline stores starting September 25th. These come with One Time Screen Replacement offer at an affordable price.

Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said:

Galaxy J series is India’s most popular smartphone series, making up almost a third of all smartphones sold in India. We are making the J series even more exciting by introducing many features such as Side fingerprint, Emotify, Install Apps on SD Card, Glass finish and striking new reflective colours. Galaxy J6+ and J4+ are just what today’s millennials are looking for in their smartphone – supreme style and unmatched performance.