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ASUS ROG Phone coming to India on November 29th!

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ASUS gaming brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) is all set to launch its flagship smartphone ASUS ROG in India on November 28th. The Taiwanese manufacturer today send invites for the launch event where it will be announcing the details of its price and availability.

Take a look at the poster from the brand here:

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ASUS ROG gaming phone was unveiled at Computex 2018 and launched back in June this year with specs designed for mobile gaming. The smartphone looks stunning with a rear logo that lights up.

As for specifications, the ASUS ROG features a 6 inch OLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9,HDR support and a pixel density of 402 ppi. The display support multi-touch upto 10 fingers, 1ms response time and has a refresh rate of 90Hz making it perfect for gaming. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.95 GHz and paired with a Adreno 630 GPU. It is coupled with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device sports a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP secondary camera with 4 axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF and LED flash. The front offers an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.

The handset runs on ROG Gaming UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a non removable 4,000 mAh battery which gives 7 hours of gameplay on Wi-Fi and charges from 0%-60% in just 33 minutes. There is a fingerprint sensor in the rear for security purpose. Connectivity options iclude Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, NFC USB Type-C port, a 3.5 mm jack while sensors on-board includes Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor,  Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, and an Ultrasonic AirTrigger Sensor.

However, the specification alone doesn’t define the gaming tag of the smartphone. ASUS has included support for supplementary gaming specific-features like touch sensitive edges that can be individually mapped to various actions even outside games, additional Type-C port, AeroActive Cooler that blows off air from the back panel of the phone improving heat dissipation, GameCool vapour based cooling technology, dual front firing stereo speakers and more. It is still unknown whether the company will bring the gaming dock to India.

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Even without the gaming dock, we can expect the handset to be priced above average. In the United States, it comes at a price tag of $899 which is around Rs 64,000 in Indian currency putting it in the same segment as the iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Another gaming smartphone Nubia Red Magic Mars is also scheduled to launch on the same day.

ASUS ROG Phone specifications 

  • 6 inch FHD+ AMOLED display (90hz)
  • Snapdragon 845
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000mah battery with hyper charging
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Huawei Nova 4 Spotted in TENAA. Comes with Display Hole Camera 7

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The Huawei Nova 4, which was showcased two weeks ago ahead of its launch last dayhas been spotted on TENAA ahead of it’s launch, which is scheduled for December 17, a week after the launch of Honor View 20. Both the smartphones will be sharing the same camera hole design for the front camera.

From the images posted by TENAA, we can easily make-out the “48MP AI Camera” label on the Huawei Nova 4, which must be the same camera sensor from that of Honor View 20 which was showed off recently. It does come with a triple camera setup.

The full specifications of the Huawei Nova 4 are not yet revealed completely by TENAA. But it is highly speculated that the Nova 4 will be powered by a flagship Kirin 980 chipset, same as in the Honor View 10. It features a 6.41 inch display, which is expected to be an LCD display sourced from BOE. The whole device is backed by a huge 3,900mAh battery, as per the latest information from TENAA.

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The rear triple cameras are mounted vertically at the left side, with the flash beneath it. From the images posted by TENAA, we can see that the fingerprint sensor on board the Nova 4 is placed in the rear. Also, the images reveals that the Nova 4 will be having thin bezels on all three sides except the bottom. Since the Nova 4 has completely ditched the notch with the camera hole design, it is expected to skimp the IR based face unlock system which is seen in most of the latest flagship devices.

While there is no official confirmation about the pricing of the Nova 4, it is expected to be around Rs. 35,000-40,000 in the Indian market. We will update further specifications of the Nova 4 once it is revealed by TENAA.

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Honor View 20 Teased & Shown Off. Comes with Display Hole Camera & 48MP Camera

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Honor announced the Honor View 20 smartphone that will feature not only one but three ground breaking world-first technologies. The next generation flagship from the company will sport the world’s first 48MP camera for primary imaging along with Honor All-View Display and Honor Link Turbo. While the smartphone is scheduled to launch next year on January 20, Xiaomi is also planning to launch a smartphone with a 48MP camera next year.

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The Chinese manufacturer revealed that the View 20 flagship smartphone will boast the Sony’s latest 48MP IMX586 sensor that will be delivering top quality images and will incredible details even when zoomed in. The camera will be first to have this high definition 48 effective megapixels technology and will get a boost from a dedicated dual NPU that will allow multi-frame image processing for clicking multiple images with striking details simultaneously.

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Under the hood, the Honor view 20 will be powered by a Huawei’s latest Kirin 980 chipset that has dual ISP and dual-NPU technology for better AI computing and graphics processing power. This will come handy while clicking multiple photos from the 48MP camera resulting in a 48MP AI high-definition image.

The top-of the line Kirin 980 chipset is the world’s first processor based on 7nm process resulting in a 20 percent improved performance and 40 percent improved efficiency. It consists of an octa-core chipset with two ARM Cortex A76 high-performance cores that are clocked at 2.6 GHz, two ARM Cortex A76 cores clocked at 1.92 GHz and four ARM Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz for power efficiency.

Furthermore, with this smartphone Honor will be introducing the latest All-View Display that comes with an in-screen front camera design. The company says it has been achieved through complex 18-layer technology stacks that embed the front camera in the display resulting in an almost bezels less design and high screen-to-body ratio. As for the Link Turbo technology, it leverages AI to analyse user’s model and network conditions to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi or 4G networks which in turn will boost downloading speed by simultaneously adopting both networks. It seems that Honor View 20 creates a benchmark on its own which takes smartphone photography to a whole new level.

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Samsung Galaxy M10 & M20 to be priced aggressively, Launching in India early 2019

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We have been getting leaks from various sources regarding Samsung’s plans to unveil a brand new “M” series of smartphones. The rumor has it that this new M series could replace the current J series which is known for its budget range of devices.

According to the latest leaks, the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 which will be the first devices in the M series, are expected to have an aggressive pricing. It appears like the Galaxy M10 would cost less than Rs.10,000 and the Galaxy M20 is expected to be priced under Rs.15,000. If the devices are launched in this price bracket, it could face serious competition from devices like the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro.

If the devices are not packed with decent specifications, it can hardly sustain in this price segment as there is heavy competition among various brands in this particular range. The key attraction of these devices is the fact that these devices will be manufactured in India as reported earlier which would help the brand to lower down the import costs.

The key specifications of the Galaxy M20 have been leaked already, thanks to the device’s Geekbench appearance. The device sports comes with the codename SM-M205F and it will be powered by the Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 7885 chipset and 3GB of RAM.

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The Galaxy M20 achieved a single-core score of 1,319 and a multi-core score of 4,074 as per the listing. It must be noted that both the scores are lower than that of the Galaxy A8 which runs on the same processor. The listing further reveals that the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Moreover, a dew drop shaped notch is expected on the Galaxy M20.

samsung-galaxy-m10The Galaxy M10 has also passed through Geekbench. The processor used in the M10 is Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 which is an octa-core processor with a base frequency of 1.59 GHz. There will be 3 GB RAM and the handset will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

The launch date of both the devices are not known yet but we expect Samsung to announce it in the upcoming weeks. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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