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ASUS Zenfone 5Z Launched In India, Starts at Rs.29,999!

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ASUS had unveiled the Zenfone 5Z at MWC and now the phone is officially available in India, after all the teases from the company. Remarkably, it is the cheapest phone in India that comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. There are two variants based on RAM and three based on storage. There is a 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant, 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant, and an 8GB RAM+256GB storage variant.

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Now, the entry level Zenfone 5Z that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 29,999. The higher variants are priced at Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 36,999 as the storage expands by 64GB and 128GB when compared to the based model. The Zenfone 5Z will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting from July 9.

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In terms of specifications, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) Super IPS+ display and it has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and there is Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM and Adreno 630 GPU. It has 64GB or 128GB or 258GB UFS 2.1 storage onboard based on the model, and users can expand the storage up to 2TB via a microSD card, now I just wonder who would gift me a 2TB microSD card!

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Enough jokes! Now let’s talk about the camera. While brands like OnePlus 6 are opting for dual camera setup on the back only for depth sensing, ASUS went on a bit ahead with the Zenfone 5Z by providing a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 8-megapixel OmniVision 8856 sensor with fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. So, users can switch between the normal lens and the wide angle lens, while they want to fit more in the frame! There is an LED flash on the back as well. On the front, there is the same 8-megapixel fixed focus OmniVision 8856 sensor.

Also, Asus boasts AI as a core feature in the camera, with 16 scene detection, which automatically adjusts the image according to the scenes.

The Zenfone 5Z runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with ZenUI 5.0, which seems to be much improved and closer to Stock Android now. Connectivity options on the Asus ZenFone 5Z include 4G VoLTE and there is support for dual SIM 4G  VoLTE so that users can pop two SIM cards in both the slots and use them simultaneously,  dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, USB OTG, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB Type-C (Gen1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Asus boasts more AI features with the phone, including AI intelligent fast charging, AI adaptive ringtone, AI all screen display and more.

There is a fingerprint scanner on the back and the phone also has support for Face Unlock. The phone will be available in two color variants- Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue.

Asus Zenfone 5z Specifications

  • 6.2 inch 19:9 Full HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 845
  • 4/6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128/25GB internal storage
  • Dual 12MP primary camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3300mAh battery
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Xiaomi Shows Off 100W Super Charge Turbo, To be seen first on upcoming Redmi flagship!

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is finally back in the innovation game after a while now. This time, they have come up with something in the charging department. A few weeks back, the brand unveiled the fastest wireless charging technology which could output up to 20W.

This time, they have taken the wired charging to the next level by introducing Super Charge Turbo which can offer up to 100W (expected to be 20V/5A). This could charge a 4,000 mAh battery from 0 to 100% in just 17 minutes. To put this in perspective, the current leading wired charging is Oppo’s SuperVOOC Flash Charge 50W (10V/5A) and Huawei’s 55W fast charging. This will be twice as fast as the current charging techniques.

Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi has officially teased Super Charge Turbo on Weibo by publishing a video where this new charging technique is compared on a smartphone with 4000 mAh battery against the Oppo R17 Pro which has a 3,700 mAh battery and 50W SuperVOOC flash charge. The Oppo R17 Pro will take around 35 minutes for a complete charge using its SuperVOOC flash charge. Take a look at the video below:

 

Moreover, Lu Weibing, president of Redmi division has announced that the sub-brand Redmi will be the first from Xiaomi to mass produce and implement the Xiaomi Super Charge Turbo which is quite surprising as the brand has decided to focus on the Redmi lineup more than the original Mi lineup. There were rumors in the past regarding an upcoming flagship Redmi smartphone. This technology will be seen in this next flagship which will be featuring Snapdragon 855 chipset.

There is no exact timeline regarding the arrival of this technology or the smartphone harnessing this feature. We’ll have to wait as of now for the brand to reveal further details. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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Vivo to bring their Sub-brand iQOO to India by June!

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Vivo launched its sub-brand iQOO earlier this month in China. Now according to a report by 91mobiles, the Vivo sub-brand is coming to India as early as in May.

This piece of information comes from an anonymous Vivo executive who claims that iQOO will be entering the Indian market in late May or Early June. The brand will debut with the iQOO smartphone and will launch another handset later this year in India.

Both the upcoming smartphones from iQOO will launch as gaming smartphones in India and will compete against the likes of OnePlus handsets. The company plans to price these smartphones between Rs 30,000 and 60,000. The Vivo executive further reveals that a total of four variants of the two iQOO phones will be launched in India.

As for the Vivo iQOO smartphone that was launched in China, it features a 6.41 inch AMOLED display with a dew-drop notch resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7 percent. It houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and includes a ‘super liquid cooling’ to reduce heat while running heavy graphics-intensive games for long duration. It offers 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage.

There is a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 12MP primary sensor with proprietary dual pixel technology, a 2MP depth sensor and a 13MP wide-angle lens (Sony IMX263) while offering a 12MP selfie camera. It comes with a Multi-Turbo service that includes AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo and Game Turbo to boost the performance. The high-end model is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with support for 44W fast-charging and can fully charge in 45 minutes and 50% in just 15 minutes. The lower variant with a 6GB/128GB configuration lacks the 44W fast-charging and instead comes with a 22.5 W charging support. All the variants run on FunTouch OS based on Android 9 Pie.

As of now, Vivo has not announced or teased the launch of its iQOO sub-brand in India. We expect the teasers to arrive sometime in next month.

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Xiaomi’s Black Shark Sets up HQ in India, New Launch Expected!

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Xiaomi‘s very own sub-brand dedicated for gaming, Blackshark is all set to expand its business to India. Blackshark is known for its gaming-centric smartphones which offer flagship specifications along with efficient cooling mechanisms in order to avoid thermal throttling and hence maintain the performance of the device.

Smartphone gaming is booming in India where games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 is being actively played by the millennials in the country. Xiaomi’s move of bringing Black Shark to India is indeed a clever move and we expect it to be received well in the market.

The brand’s VP David Li has announced that he will be managing the overall operations of the sub-brand in India. Now that the brand has officially established its presence in India, it’s ensured that the next Blackshark device would make its way to India.

A new Black Shark device code-named Black Shark Skywalker was spotted on Geekbench a few months back. The device comes with ‘msmnile” chipset which is the codename of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Along with the 7nm Soc, it will be coupled with 8GB RAM. The device managed to score 3,494 and 11,149 on single core and multi-core tests respectively.

This leaked device might actually be the upcoming gaming Black Shark device. The previous generation Black Shark device, Black Shark Helo comes with 6-inch AMOLED display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. It packs Snapdragon 845 processor, 6/8/10 GB RAM variants, 128/256 GB internal storage, dual 16 MP + 20 MP rear cameras, 20 MP front camera, and 4000mAh battery.

A bump in the overall specifications is expected from the Black Shark Helo. The chipset supports 5G connectivity but the decision to include the 5G supported X50 modem depends on the brand. Xiaomi will be sending out invites for the launch event for this new Black Shark device in the upcoming days. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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