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Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max & iPhone XR Launched

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So, after tons and tons of leaks and rumours, Apple has finally launched its new 2018 iPhone lineup along with the Apple watch series 4 at a launch event held in Cupertino, California. The next-gen iPhone series comprises of a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone XS, 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS Max, and the most affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR. Let us have a detailed look at each one of these new iPhones.

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iPhone XS

The iPhone Xs is a direct upgrade to the last years iPhone X and comes in a durable glass build supported by a surgical grade steel frame with an upgraded IP68 water resistance, rated to bear 2m of depth for 10 minutes. The device features a 5.8-inch Super Retina HDR OLED display with a pixel density of 459ppi and 1-million-to-1 contrast ratio. Further, it supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision along with 120Hz touch sensing and 3D touch.

Under the hood, it is powered by Apple’s latest hexa-core A12 Bionic Chip based on 7nm FinFet process, coupled with a quad-core GPU and a dedicated neural engine for AI-related tasks, making it capable of performing 5 trillion operations per second. This new SoC also supports real-time player tracking based on Augmented Reality.

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In the optics department, the iPhone XS gets a 12MP wide-angle camera coupled with a 12MP telephoto camera with an improved True Tone LED flash and dual OIS at the back, while the front embraces a newer 7MP selfie shooter. The cameras are now aided by the AI chip and are equipped with facial landmarking and faster and better smart HDR feature. Furthermore, you can record optically stabilized videos with stereo sound and the depth of field can be adjusted later in case of still photos.

The device runs on iOS 12 and is claimed to have 30minutes of more battery life than the iPhone X with the support for Wireless Charging. Moreover, it packs dual SIM support with dual standby, where the second sim card will be an e-sim instead of a physical one (the use of the latter is limited only to China).

iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max on the other hand sports a larger 6.5-inch Super Retina HDR OLED display. The display specifications remain the same as the iPhone XS including HDR10, Dolby Vision, 120Hz touch sensing and 3D touch.

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This too is powered by the same Apple A12 Bionic chip and has same camera setup on front and the rear.

The only thing different here apart from the display size is the battery capacity. This larger and the most expensive iPhone XS Max gets 90 minutes increment over the iPhone X which makes it the largest battery life in the history of iPhones.

Other than that, it is the same iPhone XS with a larger display and bumped up battery life.

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iPhone XR

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As rumoured earlier, the multi-colored iPhone XR is the cheapest of all three and bears IP67 Water and Dust Proofing. It comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display which Apple claims to be the “most advanced LCD ever in a smartphone”. It has relatively thicker bezels than the above two OLED models.

This LCD iPhone lacks the pressure-sensitive 3D touch (present since 5S) and instead relies on “haptic touch” i.e. it will click if you hold your finger on a button for a while.

The chipset remains the same i.e. Apple’s A12 Bionic. In the optics department, the iPhone XR gets a single 12MP wide-angle camera at the rear, no telephoto on this one. At the front, we have the same 7MP sensor found on the other two.

Apple claims the battery life to be an hour and a half longer than the iPhone 8 Plus, of course, they don’t mention the numbers.

It’s also worth noting that the Face ID is now upgraded enough to be called as Advanced Face ID on all the three models.

Pricing and Availability

The iPhone XS starts at $999 for the base variant with 64GB of storage while the iPhone XS Max starts at $1099 for the same configuration. Both iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max comes in 64, 256 & 512GB variants. Whereas, the cheaper iPhone XR costs $749 for the 64GB model, and it comes in 64, 128 & 256GB Variants. These new iPhones can be pre-ordered from 14th of September while the shipping is scheduled to start from 21.

Following the new launch, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 faced a price cut bringing the cost down to $449 and $599 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Announced! Comes with Triple Cameras.

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Samsung has unveiled the 2018 edition of its Samsung Galaxy A7 today. The device offers a refreshed appearance with a bump in the specifications and the presence of triple rear cameras. The Samsung Galaxy A7(2018) is the first Samsung device to feature triple rear cameras. The company had announced its budget devices – the Samsung Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+ yesterday.

In terms of the design aspects, the Samsung Galaxy A7(2018) features 2.5D glass on the front and back sides. The handset sports a large 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The processor used in the device is not explicitly specified by the brand but we expect it to be either Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 710 or Exynos 7885 clocked at 2.2GHz.

There will be two variants for the device – one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and the other with 128 GB of internal storage packed into it with support for expandable storage up to 512 GB.

Coming to the key attraction of the device, the cameras. The device rocks a triple rear camera setup. The primary sensor is a 24 MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture while the other two sensors are an 8 MP 120-degree ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture respectively. The camera features Samsung’s intelligent Scene Optimizer which categorizes the subject and adjusts the color, contrast, and brightness to instantly optimize image quality. There is support for Live Focus, AR emoji too.

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The front camera is a 24 MP sensor with adjustable LED flash with f/2.0 aperture. It incorporates features like Selfie Focus, and mimic professional studio lighting with Pro Lighting Mode. The device draws juice from a 3300 mAh battery with support for adaptive fast charging.

The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the right edge just like the Galaxy J6+. The device offers connectivity options like Cat.6 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with a flavor of Samsung Experience. The Galaxy A7 (2018) will be available in Blue, Black, Gold, and Pink color options.

Samsung Galaxy A7(2018) Specifications

 

  • 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) resolution
  • 2.2 GHz octa core (unspecified) processor
  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage
  • Triple rear cameras ( 24 MP with f/1.7 aperture + 8 MP with f/2.4 aperture + 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture)
  • 24 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3300 mAh battery with support for adaptive fast charging
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Samsung Galaxy J4+ & Galaxy J6+ Announced! Launching in India in September 25th.

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Samsung announced the launch of two new smartphones for the mid-range segment. Dubbed as the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+ the two smartphones have been subjected to a couple of leaks before.

As for the specifications, both the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+ features a 6 inch infinity Display with a resolution of (1480 x 720 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. They run Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J4+

The Galaxy J4+ is powered by an unknown quad-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz coupled with 2/3GB or RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. In the optics, it sports a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture along with a LED flash while offering a 5MP camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and GLONASS, NFC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack while sensors onboard include accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. It measures 161.4 x 76.9 x7.9 mm and weighs 178 grams.

Samsung Galaxy J6+

As for the Galaxy J6+, it is also powered by a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz coupled with 3/4GB or RAM and 32GB /64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the device sports a dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the front it offers a 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture.

Connectivity options include VoLTE, single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and GLONASS, NFC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack while sensors onboard include accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, geomagnetic sensor, a proximity sensor and a side mounted fingerprint sensor. It measures 161.4 x 76.9 x 7.9 mm and weighs 178 grams.

The prices of the smartphones are not announced yet but it is rumoured to be price between Rs 10,000-Rs 20,000. The Galaxy J4+ will be available in the Black, Gold and Pink color options while the Galaxy J6+ will be available in Black, Grey and Red color options. Both the phones will be launched in India in September 25th, as Samsung have already put up dedicated teaser pages for the phones in their website.

Galaxy J4+ specifications

  • 6 inch Infinity Display
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,300 mAh battery

Galaxy J6+ specifications

  • 6 inch Infinity Display
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,300 mAh battery
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Xiaomi Launches Mi 8 Pro & Mi 8 Lite in China

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Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition and the Mi 8 Youth today in China as speculated earlier. There were various leaks and rumors regarding the launch of these devices and they are now finally official.

The major difference between the regular Mi 8 and the fingerprint edition is the presence of the in-display fingerprint scanner and a gradient finish at the rear.

To recall the specifications, the Mi 8 sports a bright 6.21-inch FHD+ OLED display and has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The front camera used in the device is a 20 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

At the rear side, there is a vertically stacked dual camera setup. Xiaomi has gone with dual 12 MP sensors this time. The cameras feature 4 axis Optical Image Stabilization. The device makes use of AI for scene detection and video editing.

The processor used in the device is Snapdragon 845. It is coupled with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The device runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi 8 prices start at  CNY 3,199 (around Rs. 34,000) for the 6 GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant and CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 38,200) for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model. The device draws juice from a 3400 mah battery. The device will go on sale from September 21.

Mi 8 Pro Specifications

  • 6.21 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2240 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 18.7:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB internal storage
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras
  • 20 MP front camera
  • Infrared face unlock
  • MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo
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Coming to the new entry, the Mi 8 Youth. It features a 6.26 inch LCD display with a resolution of (2280 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It will be powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset and will be available in three configurations: 4 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage.

In the optics department, it will sport a dual camera setup of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor while offering a 24MP camera at the front. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and will be backed by a 3,250 mAh battery. It measures 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 169 grams.

The device is priced at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,800) for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant while the 6 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (around Rs. 18,000) and the 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB variant is priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 21,200). The phone will come with three gradient color variants to choose from and will go on sale from September 25.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Specifications

  • 6.26-inch LCD display with 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 710 processor
  • 4 / 6 GB RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB internal storage
  • 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera
  • 24 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,250 mAh battery

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