HMD Global schedules an event in India on December 10th, Nokia 8.1 expected

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HMD Global has started sending out invites for the launch of a new smartphone in India on December 10th in Delhi. Based on the ‘Expect more’ teasers, the company is expected to launch the Nokia 8.1 at the event. The event was supposed to happen on December  6th, now has been postponed to 10th.

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Specifications of Nokia 8.1 (X7) :

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Pure display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 96% NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500:1 Contrast ratio
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Chipset (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 6GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 128GB (eMMC 5.1)  storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, 13MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3500mAh battery with fast charging

We should know the price of the smartphone when it goes official.

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Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch FHD+ 19:9 HDR PureDisplay, Dual rear cameras launched in India for INR 19,999

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HMD Global just launched the Nokia 7.1, the company’s latest mid-range Android One smartphone in India. It packs with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ 19:9 screen with a notch, 80% screen-to-body ratio and has support for HDR. It has also supports SD to HDR real-time conversion. With HDR10 support it provids smooth and accurate HDR video. The company calls it PureDisplay.

It is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo), and recently got Android 9.0 (Pie) update. It comes with 6000 series aluminium frame and uses dual-anodised diamond cut coloured edge. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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It has 12MP (RGB) + 5MP (Monochrome) dual rear cameras with ZEISS Optics and fast accurate autofocus. It also has 8MP AI enhanced front facing camera with supports for facial recognition.  It packs a 3060mAh battery with support for USB Type-C fast charging that can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. Let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Nokia 7.1 :

  • 5.84-inch (2244 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ HDR 10 display with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 SoC 14nm Chipset with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 12MP (RGB) rear camera with dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture,1.28 um pixel size, ZEISS optics, EIS, 5MP (Monochrome) secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.12um pixel size
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree FOV
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio, Nokia OZO audio
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C 2.0, NFC
  • 3060mAh battery with fast charging

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colors. It is priced at INR 19,999. It will be available through top mobile retailers across India offline and on Nokia.com/phones from 7th December.

Launch Offer :

  • Airtel prepaid customers get 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting Rs. 199 and Airtel postpaid customers can enjoy additional data of 120GB along with three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting Rs. 499.
  • Consumers purchasing Nokia 7.1 using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores will receive a 10% cashback.

Commenting on the launch, Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India, HMD Global, said:

We know a lot of our fans in India enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both ZEISS optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service.

With real-time SDR to HDR conversion, more fans can enjoy a premium viewing experience across content. And with the integrated ZEISS optics, fans can take advantage of rapid auto focus and capture incredible HDR photography as well. We’re thrilled to bring such an impressive device, created with the help of best in class partners to our fans in India.

Honor 8C with 6.26-inch 19:9 display, Snapdragon 632, AI dual rear cameras launched in India starting at INR 11,999

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Huawei’s Honor brand just launched the Honor 8C in India, as it had promised. It comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch. It runs on Snapdragon 632 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2 on the top.

It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 2MP camera to capture in-depth information in portrait shots. It has AI scene recognition to recognize over 500 scenarios in 22 categories. It also has an 8MP front camera with AI beautify features.

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It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It has Dual 4G VoLTE support, dedicated Dual SIM and microSD slots. It comes with a 4000mAh battery that promises up to two days of battery life.

Specifications of Honor 8C :

  • 6.26-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Chipset with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 2MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery

The Honor 8C comes in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black colors. It is priced at INR 11,999 for the 4GB RAM with 32GB storage and INR 12,999 for the 64GB storage variant. It will go on sale exclusively on Amazon.in and Honor India online store from December 10th.

Realme U1 with 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop notch display, 25MP front camera launched in India

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Realme just launched the Realme U1, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in India, as it had promised. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with Dewdrop notch and 90.5% screen to body ratio. It is powered by  MediaTek Helio P70 12nm SoC with up to 4GB of RAM.

It comes with a 13MP raer camera along with a secondary 2MP camera for portrait shots. It also has AI features. It has a 25MP front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 4-in-1 pixels and studio portrait lighting modes. Its AI beautify feature scans 296 facial recognition points.

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It runs on runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.2 out of the box. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3500mAh battery. let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Realme U1 :

  • 6.3-inch (2350 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display with 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm Chipset (Quad 2.1GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB  storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.2
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3500mAh battery

The Realme U1 comes in Brave Blue, Ambitious Black and Fiery Gold colors. It is priced at INR 11,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and INR 14,499 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant. It will go on sale exclusively from Amazon.in starting December 5th. It will also sell designer cases for the phone for INR 499.

Launch offers

  • 5% Cashback for SBI Cards
  • No Cost EMI
  • Up to 4.2TB extra data for Jio users and benefits worth INR 5,750

HMD Global schedules an event in India on December 6th, Nokia 7.1 expected

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HMD Global scheduled an event in Delhi on 6th of December. It has started sending out invites for the launch of a new smartphone in India. Based on the ‘Expect more’ teasers, the company is expected to launch the Nokia 7.1 that was introduced in October.

 

The phone has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch 80% screen-to-body ratio and has support for HDR. It has also supports SD to HDR real-time conversion. With HDR10 support it provids smooth and accurate HDR video. The company calls it PureDisplay.

It has a 12MP (RGB) + 5MP (Monochrome) dual rear cameras with ZEISS Optics and fast accurate autofocus. It also has 8MP AI enhanced front facing camera with supports for facial recognition.

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It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) but the company has promised Android 9.0 (Pie) update . It packs a 3060mAh battery with support for USB Type-C fast charging that can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Specifications of Nokia 7.1 :

  • 5.84-inch (2244 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ HDR 10 display with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Chipset with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 12MP (RGB) rear camera with dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture,1.28 um pixel size, ZEISS optics, 5MP (Monochrome) secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.12um pixel size
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree FOV
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio, Nokia OZO audio
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C 2.0, NFC
  • 3060mAh battery with fast charging

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colors. We should know the price when it goes official next Thursday.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched with 6.39-inch QHD+ OLED HDR display, Leica Triple rear cameras in India for INR 69,990

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Huawei has launched its flagship Mate 20 Pro smartphone at an event in India, as it had promised. It comes with a 6.39-inch QHD+ OLED DCI-P3 HDR display with 86.90 screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by Kirin 980 7nm SoC with Dual NPU and 6GB of RAM. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner with 10-level Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology.

It has triple rear Matrix camera system with OIS. It has a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, these lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens. It also has a 24MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

It has NM Card slot, that lets you use replace the second SIM with a NM Card, making these first phones with the feature. It has IP68 ratings for water resistance so that it can withstand under 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. It packs with a 4200mAh battery.

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It also comes with 40W (10V/4A) Huawei SuperCharge fast charging technology that lets you charge the phone from 0 to 70% in 30 minutes. It also comes with 15W Wireless Quick Charge support and comes. It also have Wireless Reverse Charge technology, that enables the device to work as a power bank for devices supporting Qi wireless charging.

Specifications of  Huawei Mate 20 Pro :

  • 6.39-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) QHD+ OLED 19.5:9 DCI-P3 HDR Display with 820 nits brightness
  • HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) processor with  720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
  • 40MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 20MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus, AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization)
  • 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, 3D Face Unlock
  • Water, dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual Speakers
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C (GEN1)
  • 4200 mAh (typical) battery with 40W SuperCharge, 15W Wireless Quick Charge

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes in Midnight Blue, Black, Twilight and Emerald Green colors. It is priced at INR 69,990 and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in starting from December 3rd for Prime members and from 4th December for others.

It is also offering a Mate 20 Pro and Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphones (worth INR 29,990) bundle at an offer price of Rs. 71,990.

Realme U1 specifications surface ahead of launch

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Realme has confirmed to launch the Realme U1, world’s first smartphone with MediaTek Helio P70 12nm SoC exclusively on Amazon.in on November 28th. It already said that it will feature Dewdrop notch that was introduced with the Realme 2 Pro and said that it will come with most powerful selfie camera ever to capture flawless selfies. Now the specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online.

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This reveals a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, 13MP +2MP Dual rear cameras, 25MP front camera and a 3500mAh battery.

Specifications of Realme U1 (Rumored)

  • 6.3-inch (2350 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm Chipset (Quad 2.1GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3500mAh battery

We expect it to launch at INR 11,999 for the 3GB with 32GB storage and INR 13,999 for the 4GB with 64GB storage variant. We should know exact the price of the smartphone when it goes official next Wednesday.

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Honor 8C with 6.26-inch 19:9 display, Snapdragon 632, AI dual rear cameras launching in India on November 29 exclusively on Amazon

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Huawei’s Honor brand confirmed to launch the Honor 8C in India on November 29th. It was introduced in China last month. It comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ 19:9 display with a notch. It runs on Snapdragon 632 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It has 3D nano-level texture design with gradient color and glare that offers a unique light and shadow circulation effect.

It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 2MP camera to capture in-depth information in portrait shots. It also has AI scene recognition to recognize over 500 scenarios in 22 categories. It has an 8MP front camera with AI beautify features.

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It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It hassupport for Dual 4G VoLTE and dedicated Dual SIM and microSD slots. It packs with a 4000mAh battery that promises up to two days of battery life. Let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Honor 8C :

  • 6.26-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Chipset with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 2MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery

The Honor 8C is expected to come in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black colors in India. It will launch exclusively on Amazon.in. We should know the price when it is launched next Thursday.

Samsung Galaxy A8s with Infinity O notch display, triple rear cameras surface

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Samsung has teased a smartphone; the Galaxy A8s with a new kind of display, that is the Infinity-O Display. Nothing else is known about the device.

The Infinity O was one of the display type Samsung showcased earlier. It packs narrow bezels on top and bottom. There is a notch at the top left corner where the front camera is present and the main earpiece is present within the frame. Samsung has designed the panel in order to achieve impressive screen-to-body ratio.

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The front camera is unfortunately not under the display and is visible the whole time. On the back it shows three cameras and the fingerprint sensor is present on the rear below the rear camera module.

Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy A8s in January, so we get to know more details in the coming days.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro with 6.26-inch 19:9 FHD+ display, dual front and rear cameras launched in India

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro, successor of the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. It comes with the 6.28-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch. It runs on the Snapdragon 636 with up to 6GB of RAM similer to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

It comes with a primary 12MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size for better low-light images along with a secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size with AI features including AI portrait and AI scene recognition. It has a 20MP front camera with 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology and 2MP secondary camera for portrait shots.

The rear camera can recognize scenes in 32 categories, 5 of them specifically included as per indian condition whereas the front camera can detect scenes in 12 categories. There is new adjustable bokeh, studio lighting with 6 effects that use AI semantic segmentation and also comes with light trails that comes with 6 dynamic bokeh effects. it also comes with AI face unlock feature.

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Other specifications are same as the preceeder, including Dual 4G VoLTE, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 4000mAh battery. However it has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, even though it comes bundled with 5V/2A charger. Let’s take a look on the specs.

Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro :

  • 6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display, 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Chipset with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 6GB / 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable up to 256GB
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Dual PD focus, EIS, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 2MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in Black, Blue, Rose Gold and Red colors. It is priced at INR 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and INR 15,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version.

It will go on sale starting from tomorrow on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. For the Black Friday sale tomorrow, November 23rd at 12 noon across these platforms, the phone will be available for INR 12,999 for the 4GB RAM version and INR 14,999 for the 6GB RAM version.