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Asus ROG Phone 2 Spotted in Geekbench. Flexes it’s Snapdragon 855 Plus Muscles!

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ASUS will be announcing the ASUS ROG Phone 2 on July 23 next week. It will be the first smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Now the device has appeared in benchmarking website GeekBench showing how powerful the new chipset is.

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is benchmarked as the “asus ASUS_I001DC” with 12GB RAM though we can expect another RAM variant. It runs on Android’s 9 Pie. The spec sheet shows the motherboard name as “msmnile”, the same tag it shows for other devices housing the SD 855. The base frequency is also the same at 1.78GHz but the ROG 2 scores are slightly higher in the tests.

In the single-core test, the tested device managed to score 3612 and 11,103 points on the single-core and multi-core tests respectively. This put the scores a bit higher than the average score of the Snapdragon 855 smartphones. But the difference in scores isn’t large because the difference between the SD855 and the SD855+ is the higher CPU and GPU clock speed of the latter.

Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 855 Plus is designed to offer between gaming performances and enhanced experience with 5G, AI processing, AR and VR. The chipset’s Kyro 485 cores are clocked at a higher 2.96 GHz while the ones at the SD 855 are clocked at 2.84 GHz. The CPU performance boost is about 4.2 percent while the GPU has been claimed to receive a 15 percent boost as well.

As for the ASUS ROG Phone 2, a couple of alleged live images of the smartphone has surfaced online. It shows a familiar design with thick top and bottom bezels and copper accents on the dual front-facing speakers that are the most likely stereo speaker. There is an antenna band at the top left edge suggesting a metallic real panel build.

The new Snapdragon 855 Plus is expected to come with other phones like Black Shark, Xiaomi, Redmi, Nubia’s Red Magic line and Vivo’s iQOO later this year. We will be finding more about the ASUS ROG Phone 2 on July 23. Till then, keep tuned.

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Redmi announces Redmi Note 8 Series Launch Date. More Details about the device also Revealed!

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Redmi is feeling the heat from Realme now.

Now that Realme has launched Realme 5 Pro & Realme 5, Redmi is also gearing up to launch the next phone in their Note series, Redmi Note 8 Pro & Redmi Note 8.

Redmi has officially announced in China that they’re going to launch their Note 8 & Note 8 Pro phones in August 29th!

They’ve also revealed some details about the phone. Let’s look at those.

First of all, Redmi Note 8 Pro is coming with a 64MP Quad camera setup. And it’s going to be the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor.

Also, from the teaser image, we can see that the fingerprint scanner is still in the back, that means the phone will not be having an AMOLED display on the front.

They also posted this teaser in Chinese social media, take a look:

Also, Mediatek has revealed that the Redmi Note 8 series going to come with their Helio G90T processors. So the Redmi Note 8 Pro for sure is coming with the ultra powerful Helio G90T SoC. But that begs the question, is the Redmi Note 8 coming with the lower powered Helio G90 SoC? If that’s the case, things are going to be whole lot more interesting. But nothing’s confirmed, let’s just wait for more leaks and teases now!

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Apple iPhone 11 gets a September 10 Launch Date

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Apple recently released the iOS 13 beta 7 to the developers. Today the company sent media invites for an upcoming event next month where it will unveil the iPhone 11 along with a new Apple watch.

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The invite informs that the special Apple event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino on September 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM.  The image shows the new square-shaped camera design in the background. This is not the first time we have heard about the September 10 launch event. An imaged labeled as “HoldForRelease” including the September 10 date was found in the recently released beta. Apple did a similar thing with the iOS 12 with the September 12 displayed on it last year.

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones along with the new Apple watch. There have been also rumours from the supply chain about a 16-inch redesigned MacBook Pro but nothing is official. As for the iPhones, atleast one is expected to arrive with a triple-camera setup.

It is speculated that the iPhone XS successor will feature a slightly bigger 6.1-inch display and three rear cameras. Other reports suggest that the new camera array will be exclusive to the iPhone XS Max successor. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier suggested that the new iPhones would be equipped with reverse wireless charging.

A Twitter user name CoinX recently claimed that Apple will be going for the iPhone 11 Pro naming this year. The same user correctly revealed the iPhone XS a week before its launch last year. If the information is correct, then Apple is planning for an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

There is no other information except for the location and date in the invite. We will be covering more from the launch event. Till then, keep tuned.

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Oppo Reno2 With Quad Camera To Launch In India First, Camera Details Revealed!

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Oppo Reno is the latest flagship phone lineup from Oppo. After the first from the lineup, Oppo Reno was launched, it created a huge buzz in the smartphone users community. Just at the starting of this month, we came to know that Oppo is working on the next Reno, and also, we came to know that the phone will launch first in India. Today, more details have emerged and this time, the info we have right now is official.

However, at that time nothing was official. But today, Oppo has officially teased the next phone from Oppo Reno lineup. The phone is named Oppo Reno2, which is a bit of surprise as Oppo is named their phones in quite a complex way. Anyway, the Oppo Reno2 will be launched first in India, as speculated on August 28.

This is quite a big step for a brand like Oppo and this somehow indicates that the company is willing to trade on dangerous grounds by introducing flagship phones first in India. Here’s the teaser, in case you haven’t seen it yet.

The company, in the teaser, mentioned a thing or two about the special features of the phone. Oppo Reno2 will come with quad-camera setup on the back and will have 20x zoom. This is a huge leap from the current Oppo Reno smartphone, which has a 10x zoom. However, there is no word regarding what kind of technologies the company is using on the phone or which camera sensor is being used on Oppo Reno2.

But well, the official teaser wasn’t enough for smartphone enthusiasts it seems. An account by the name Fengchao Technology on Weibo, posted on China’s Facebook that the Oppo Reno2 will have a  48-megapixel primary camera. Along with it, there will be a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, which will offer a 20x zoom. He suggested that there will be an 8-megapixel super wide-angle lens and there will be a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The 2-megapixel monochrome sensor is something pretty uncommon on smartphones.

Also, just now it has been brought to our notice that a new Oppo device bearing the PCKM70 model number has passed through China’s Compulsory Certification Agency (CCC). The listing reveals that the phone comes with Oppo’s proprietary VOOC 3.0 for 20W fast charging and supports 5G connectivity. As of now, as flagship phones are the only ones getting 5G support, so it won’t be surprising if Oppo Reno2 supports 5G as well or if Oppo brings a separate 5G variant of Oppo Reno2. However, as these are unofficial pieces of info from different sources, I would advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. For more coverage regarding Oppo Reno2, keep visiting OnPhones!

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