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Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched! 120Hz AMOLED Display, SD855 Plus & 6000mAh Battery!

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When we’re talking about gaming laptops, every tech enthusiastic will strike a name i.e Asus, and last year with Rog Phone they’ve entered into the gaming phone segment. The phone was launched surprisingly without any leaks or other rumors.

That phone was packed with decent specifications and other stuff too. It was powered by overclocked Snapdragon 845 and an AMOLED 90hz display. They had also provided, some cool accessories to cool the device. This year, they’ve come with an upgrade to the device i.e the Rog Phone 2.

The ROG Phone 2 has a 6.6 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refreshing rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and a contrast ratio of 10000:1 contrast and 10-bit HDR support. It has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor covered under Gorilla Glass 6.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ platform, this is the first device to spot this chipset. It has 1 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.96GHz + 3 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.42GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 clocked at 1.8GHz. It is built on 7nm Mobile Platform. It is coupled with the same Adreno 640 GPU which is found on Snapdragon 855, but with a higher clock speed i.e 675MHz. It has a 3D vapor chamber that transfers heat away from the SoC and into the body of the device while gaming and there are vents on the back. It coupled with 12GB of RAM and has 512GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage

Talking about optics, it has a dual rear camera setup, wherein a gaming phone camera isn’t important much, but they’ve given good cameras to the device. It has a primary 48MP with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor and 0.8μm pixel size with an aperture value of f/1.79. It is coupled with 13MP 125° ultra-wide camera for wide photos. It can do video recording up to 4K 60fps video recording. It has 24MP camera to front for capturing awesome selfies.

The phone is backed by a massive 6000 mAh battery which supports 30W HyperCharge that can charge upto 4000mAh in just 58 minutes and charge the device fully in 2 hours. The battery is a huge improvement considering the last year’s 4000 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Pie on top of Rog UI.

The phone has dedicated ultrasonic AirTriggers with faster haptic response rate, and vibration latency of 20ms, which is reduced by 68% from 63ms, and you no longer have to raise your fingers before tapping. Asus still provides the 3.5mm audio jack and has a stereo front-facing speakers with DTS: X Ultra surround sound effect. It also comes with quad noise-canceling microphones. There are also Dual high-end vibrating motors XYZ axis for surround feels. It has support for NFC and obviously, it has type C port. The phone is available in black color.

There are several accessories such as AeroActive Cooler II, Aero Case, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, Mobile Desktop Dock, Pro Dock, WiGig Display Dock Plus and ROG Lighting Armor Case. Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal the pricing, they will reveal it tomorrow on the Tencent-Asus press meet.

ASUS Rog Phone 2 Specifications

  • 6.6 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 12GB RAM
  • 512GB internal storage
  • 48MP Primary + 13MP Ultra Wide dual rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • 6000mAh battery

This CA student is a tech evangelist and a gadget devotee who works with and talks about latest technologies. Basith, being a techie since childhood is a traveller, foodie and an art enthusiast.

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Mi A3 Launched in India! Comes with 6.08 inch HD+ AMOLED Display, SD665 & In Display FP!

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Xiaomi today launched its new Android One smartphone Mi A3 in India which was launched in Spain last month. This is the third Android smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer after the Mi A1 and the Mi A2. The smartphone follows the company’s tradition of punching above its price class. Compared to the predecessor Mi A2, it has an improved design, better camera, bigger battery, new chipset at a similar price.

On the specs front, the Mi A3 features a 6.088-inch display with an HD+ resolution (1560 x 720) and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. There is a dot drop notch on top and an embedded 7th gen in-screen fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset making it the world’s first device with the chipset. There are two variants with 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB + 128GB configuration. Both the models have expandable memory option up to 256GB via a microSD card.

In the optics department, the device sports a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48MP IMX586 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras are equipped with the company’s “Steady Handheld Night Photography” mode, which is the first time in the A-series. On the front, it has a 32MP selfie camera placed on the notch.

Being an Android One smartphone, the handset runs on stock Android 9 Pie which means it has no MIUI, no third-party apps or ads. All this is backed by a 4,030 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 and 18W Fast Charge. There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back giving it a premium look.

The Mi A3 pricing starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4/64GB variant while the 6/64GB variant has a price tag of Rs 15,999. There are three color options: More than White, Not Just Blue and Kind of Grey. It will go on sale in India on August 23 on Amazon India and its official e-commerce store Mi.com.

Mi A3 specifications

  • 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4,030 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and 18W Fast Charge
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Realme 5 Pro & Realme 5 Launched in India. Quad Camera in Budget Finally!

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realme, one of the emerging smartphone brands in India has once again introduced phones at an event in New Delhi at very competitive prices. Today, the company launched the much-anticipated realme 5 and realme 5 Pro. The highlight of both the phones is the quad-camera setup on the back. Also, the pricing is very aggressive. realme 5 base variant has been priced at Rs. 9,999 and the base variant of realme 5 Pro has been priced at Rs. 13,999, the same launch price as their earlier phone, realme 3 Pro.

The realme 5 Pro is kinda like the more premium variant of the realme 5. The phone sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 712 chipset, coupled with 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB onboard storage. However, there is provision for memory expansion up to 256 GB using a microSD card.

The camera is the main highlighting feature of the realme 5 Pro as there are four of them on the back. In that quad-camera setup, there is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Along with that, there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.25 aperture and 119-degree field of view. A 2-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture is also there and a 2-megapixel portrait lens with f/2.4 aperture has been added for depth sensing. There is Electronic Image Stabilisation on the realme 5 Pro. On the front, realme 5 Pro has a 16-megapixel camera with 4-in-1 pixel tech and an f/2.0 aperture.

The realme 5 Pro runs Android 9 Pie out of the box with Color OS 6 skin on top and the phone comes with a 4035mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 which brings 20W fast charging. This time, realme has gone with USB-C and apart from that, there are connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and the mighty 3.5mm headphone jack. Also, with realme 5 Pro, the company will bundle the fast charger in the box itself. The base variant of realme 5 Pro with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs. 13,999, while the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 14,999. There is also a top variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which has been priced at Rs. 16,999.

realme 5 was also launched today. The phone is like just a bit toned-down version of the realme 5 Pro, but with one prime benefit. The realme 5 features a 6.5-inch HD+ instead of the fullHD+ display on the realme 5 Pro. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 665 processor, and it’s the first phone in India to have launched with this chipset. On the realme 5, we get three variants- 3GBRAM and 32GB storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In terms of camera, the company has put a quad-camera setup on the realme 5 as well, but with a minor change. Instead of using the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, realme as put a 12-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.8 aperture. However, the other three lenses are the same as those, found on the realme 3 Pro.

On the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera. The realme 5 gets a bigger battery compared to realme 5 Pro. The phone packs a huge 5000mAh battery. This is the first time realme has opted for such a big battery for any of its devices. In terms of pricing, the 3GB variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage is priced at 10,999 and the top variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 11,999.

In terms of availability, the realme 5 Pro will go on sale on September 4 at 12 pm via Flipkart and the realme website and soon, it will be available via offline stores as well. The realme 5 will go on sale on August 27 at 12 pm via Flipkart and realme website and just like the realme 5 Pro, it will arrive at the offline stores soon. There are various launch offers for realme 5 Pro like Jio benefits worth up to Rs. 7,000, no-cost EMIs, Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection at a discounted price, Paytm First membership, and up to Rs. 2,000 cashback if purchased with Paytm UPI. For realme 5, launch offers are the same as realme 5 Pro, however, we couldn’t find any no-cost EMI option for it.

realme 5 Pro Specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 712 SoC
  • 4/6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor
  • 4035mAh battery

realme 5 Specifications

  • 6.53-inch HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 665 SoC
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 12MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor
  • 5000mAh battery
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Motorola One Action Launched. Comes with a 90° Tilted Wide Angle Action Camera!

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Motorola launched its “One” budget line of smartphones last year. Today the Lenovo-owned manufacturer announced its latest smartphone in the series: the Motorola One Action. However it’s not the smartphone’s specs that makes it stand out from the crowd, it’s the action-camera like video quality on a smartphone.

The “Action” in the name refers to the third camera sensor on the phone. It’s a dedicated 16MP ultra-wide video camera with 117-degree field of view that has the ability to shoot videos like a GoPro. Motorola made a few tweaks in the sensor to make it different from a regular smartphone.

Apart from the super-wide field of view, Motorola also physically rotated the camera. This allows you to capture landscape photos/videos while the phone is held in portrait (and vice versa). The company has added a software-side algorithm calling it “Enhanced Video Stabilisation”. With a unique combination of hardware and software innovation, Motorola perfected this technology.

The Motorola One Action features a 6.3 inch FHD+ 21:9 CinemaVision display with a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner. Under the hood, it houses a Samsung Exynos 9609 paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with further expandable options via microSD. The other two lens at the rear are ordinary sensors of 12MP and 5MP.

The front offers a 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It draws power from a 3,500 mAh battery with 10W charging. The 3.5 mm headphone jack resides at the top with the fingerprint sensor at the back. Other features include NFC and IPX2 water resistance.

The device will be launched with different Android versions. The North American version running a customized Android 9 Pie will go on sale in US and Canada in sometime in October. It will have only one guaranteed software update with the pricing yet to be disclosed. The handset with pure Android will be available from today in Brazil, Mexico and various European countries from today starting at €259 (Rs 20,500 approx). It has Denim Blue and Polar White color options.

Motorola One Action specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+  CinemaVision IPS display
  • Samsung Exynos 9609
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 12MP + 5MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,500 mAh battery with 10W charging
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