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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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OPPO K3 Launched in China. Comes with 6.5 inch AMOLED display, In Display FP & SD710!

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OPPO K3

OPPO today launched a new mid-range smartphone in its K-series in China. Dubbed as the OPPO K3, it is the successor to the OPPO K1 launched back in  August last year.

The OPPO K3 features a 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display made by Samsung. It has a 19:5:0 aspect ratio, no notch or punch hole with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.1 percent. It comes with features such as DC dimming, always-on display and stroboscopic eye protection and has a  sixth generation in-display fingerprint scanner like its predecessor. The company claims the new sensor to be 28.5 times faster.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with an Adreno 616 GPU. The phone is available in two configurations: 6GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage and another with 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB internal storage. In the optics department, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup in the rear consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, it offers a pop-up 16MP camera with f/2.0 for video calling and selfies.

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The device runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.

The OPPO K3 pricing starts at 1.599 Yuan (Rs 16,000 approx) for the 6GB/64 variant while the 8/128 and the 8/256 costs 1,899 Yuan (Rs 19,000 approx) and 2,299 Yuan (Rs 23,000 approx) respectively. The handset will be available in Nebula Purple, Green and White color options. It will be up for sale in China from June 1. The company has not revealed any details about the global launch but since the OPPO K1 made it to other markets we can expect the same from the OPPO K3.

OPPO K3 specifications

  • 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging
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Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition Launched in China! SD710 & Triple rear cameras!

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Lenovo is back with a new device to the Z6 series, Z6 Youth. The details of the device was spreading on the web for the last 2 weeks. It is the down version of its sibling Lenovo Z6 Pro. It’s similar to it’s elder sibling in some areas but other than the name, mostly there isn’t much common. There is a triple camera setup instead of the quad camera. It has in-display fingerprint sensor like Z6 Pro though.

The device spots a 6.3 inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. The aspect ratio is 19:5:9 and the display is HDR10 capable. It is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC which is based on 10nm coupled with Adreno 616 GPU. The device is available in three variants i.e 4GB/64GB storage, 6GBRAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/64GB storage options. Further all of these can be expanded up to 256GB with microSD.

Talking about optics it has triple rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP with f/2.4 telephoto lens with 8x hybrid zoom and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 . To the front it has a 16MP camera for capturing awesome selfies.

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The device runs on Android Pie on top of ZUI 11. The device is packed by 4050 mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. Further it has a headphone jack, type c port and a hybrid sim slot. The device is available in Knight Black and Magic Stardust colors.

The Lenovo Z6 Youth edition is priced at 1199 yuan (approx 12.5K INR) for 4/64 GB, 1399 yuan (approx 14.5K INR) for the 6/64 GB, and 1699 yuan (approx 18K INR) for the 6/128 GB option. Adding to this, you can pre-order the device. The first sale of the phone starts officially in China on May 28.

Lenovo Z6 Youth Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ display with HDR10 support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB ROM
  • 16+8+5MP triple rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4050 mAh battery
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Infinix S4 Launched in India! Comes with 32MP Selfie Camera, Triple Cameras &a

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After the launch of the Smart 3 Plus, Infinix has launched the Infinix S4 in the Indian market. The budget smartphone comes with premium features like a triple camera setup. The company has also launched the X Band 3 fitness band alongside the smartphone. It has a real-time heart rate monitoring feature and up to 20-day battery life.

The Infinix S4 features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels), 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display protection. Under the hood, there is a Helio P22 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 120-degrees ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP sensor with a Quad LED flash. On the front, it offers a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with features such as auto scene detection across eight modes including portrait, text, night, backlight HDR, blue sky, sports, and others.

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The dual SIM handset runs on XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack while sensors onboard include proximity sensor, G-sensor, light sensor, and compass. It has a rear fingerprint sensor but supports Face Unlocking as well. It measures 156 x 75 x 7.9 mm and weighs 155 grams.

The Infinix S4 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the single variant and will be available in Nebula Blue, Space Grey, and Twilight Purple color options. The phone will be available for purchase on Flipkart from May 28 at 12 PM. The X Band 3, on the other hand, comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,599 and will be available on Flipkart from June 4.

Infinix S4 specifications

  • 6.21 inch HD+ display
  • Helio P22
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery.
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