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ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB Variant to Finally go on sale on July 5 in India

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Asus had launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1 a while ago and ASUS announced that there will be a higher variant of the device that will pack 6GB RAM and better camera. However, even after two months as the higher variant did not arrive many people went for the 4GB RAM variant which is good enough. But now, today during the ASUS Zenfone 5Z launch, finally the launch date has been announced. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB model will go on sale starting from July 5 via Flipkart.

The new Zenfone Max Pro M1 will pack 6GB of RAM. However, regarding the camera, there are no exact configurations or sensor used is provided by the brand. The only thing that is known is that there will be a 16MP+5MP dual camera setup on the back instead of the 13MP+5MP camera setup present for now. Also, there will be an upgraded 16MP lens on the front.

So, the upgraded model will have some extra RAM and an upgraded camera. Apart from these, everything else will be pretty standard. As of now, the phone sells at a starting price of Rs. 10,999. The 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,999 and the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with no modifications or skins on top and ASUS has already promised that the phone will receive Android P and Android Q in future.

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The phone features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, it has connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX), GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has a dedicated microSD slot and dual 4G VoLTE support, which means that users can pop in two SIM cards along with the microSD card while making no compromise with storage or connectivity. The new 6GB model will have the same specifications and it will be priced just a little higher at Rs. 14,999.

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Asus 6z Launched in India! Comes with Flip Camera, Starts from Rs.31,999.

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To compete with OnePlus 7 and Mi 9, Asus has announced its new device Zenfone 6 last month. Asus has finally unveiled the device here in India as 6z; they changed the name due to the ban by Delhi High-Court for using Zen branding. Telecare Network, a company in India has complained that it has been using Zen and ZenMobile as its product monikers since 2008. And Asus was banned to release phones under Zen branding. Here in India, the device is a strong rival to Honor 20 & OnePlus 7.

The 6Z spots a large 6.4-inch edge-to-edge IPS LCD FHD+ display covered in Gorilla Glass 6. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 which allows for an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 92%. These large panels are really useful while consuming media. Additionally, it can blow up to 600 nits.

Thanks to Asus for providing a notch less display. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which also powers the OnePlus 7, K20 Pro and Mi 9. It is paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128/256GB of storage versions. The best part of this is the device supports microSD cards of up to 2TB. It still uses UFS 2.1 as it’s storage type.

Talking about optics it houses a motorized dual camera setup. It has a Sony IMX586 48MP with an aperture value of f/1.8 primary camera sensor which is coupled with 13MP with an aperture value of f/2.4 Wide-Angle sensor with 125 Degree. By default the camera stays at the rear, if we switch it to the front, the camera will rotate automatically to the front.

The module can be set on any angle required in between 0 to 180-degrees which is really unique touch. The angle can be set using volume key as well as a soft button from the screen. The company has also revealed results of a lab test during its official launch. The camera module can survive until 100000 flips, which is converted to 28 flips every day for 5 years. However, in real-world usage, there may be some differences. The phone also supports 4K video recording at 60fps paired with electronic image stabilization (EIS). Full-HD slow-mo video at both 240fps and 120fps is supported, as is HD slow-mo at 480fps. Accompanying this will also be a new function Asus calls Super Night Mode that should drastically improve low-light photography results.

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The Asus 6Z ships with stock Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. It is, however, compatible with the Android Q Beta program and, as an added bonus, an update to Android Q is also being promised. Coming to security measures it houses a physical fingerprint sensor.

The device is backed by a massive 5000mAh battery which supports QC 4.0 (18W) charging technology. It also supports 10W reverse charging technology. Apart from these it has a 3.5mm headphone jack and dedicated “smart key” that defaults to Google Assistant, but can be remapped to open the camera app, take a screenshot and much more.  The device will be available in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver colour variants.

It is priced at Rs.31,999 for 6/64GB variant, Rs.34,999 for 8/128GB variant and Rs.39,999 for 8/256GB variant. The device will be available on Flipkart for sale.

Asus 6Z Specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128/256GB Storage
  • 48+13MP dual motorized cameras
  • 5000mAh battery
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Nubia Red Magic 3 Launched in India. Starts from Rs.35,999!

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia has launched their much anticipated gaming smartphone, the Nubia Red Magic 3 in India. Nubia has placed the Red Magic 3 against the recently launched Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and Asus ROG Phone. On the table, the Nubia Red Magic comes with a lot of gaming centric specs at an aggressive pricing when compared to the other two competitors.

The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes in two variants, a base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, whereas the top-tier model comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM for superior gaming performance. Coming to the display, it has an 6.65-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) HDR AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display has 430nits brightness and come with a layer of 2.5D Corning Guerilla Glass for added protection.

In the camera department, it sports a single 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and capability to record 8K videos at 30fps in the rear. In the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies. It comes packed with a 5000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. It has dual front facing stereo speakers with DTS:X and 3d surround sound. In the rear panel, it has RGB lighting effects that resembles the gaming laptop. Users can configure the lighting effects using Red Magic’s light effects editor.

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On the gaming front, it has some really remarkable features, the most important being a very advanced active cooling system which uses a small fan to control the temperature. Another important feature is the built-in capacitive shoulder triggers that can be mapped to any on screen actions. The storage used in the Red Magic 3 is dual lane UFS 2.1 storage which ensures high speed data transfer which again helps in smoother game plays and usage.

On the connectivity front, it has a USB-C port and has 3.4mm audio jack on board, along with a fingerprint sensor for added security.The Nubia Red Magic 3 is priced at Rs. 35,999 for the 8GB RAM variants and Rs. 46,999 for the 12Gb RAM variant. It will be available via Flipkart and the sale will start at 12pm (noon), June 27.

Nubia Red Magic 3 specifications

  • 6.65 inch FHD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 48MP Sony IMX586 rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, 27W USB PD and Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility
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Vivo Z1 Pro to come with SD712, Punch Hole Display. Revealed in a Hands On Video!

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Vivo India has launched a teaser page for their upcoming smartphone, the Vivo Z1 Pro in their website, and it reveals some of the important specifications of the phone. Earlier it was speculated that the Vivo Z1 Pro that is to be launched in India will be a rebranded Vivo Z5x. However the newly released teaser suggests that the rumor was indeed false, and the two smartphones are entirely different.

According to the teaser in the Vivo India website, the Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. Vivo even goes further and teases that the Z1 Pro is the first Snapdragon 712 powered smartphone in India, along with the tagline ” Performance! Fully Loaded”.

The Snapdragon 712 processor is technically an overclocked Snapdragon 710, along with some new features such as support for Quick Charge 4+ and Qualcomm’s True Wireless Stereo Plus technology. The processor was announced earlier this year, and the only smartphone running on it currently is Mi 9 SE.

Coming to the design segment, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a punch hole camera design, which houses a 32MP in-display selfie camera, as opposed to the 16MP camera onboard the Vivo Z5x. However, there isn’t much information about the display. In the rear, there is a triple camera setup, which is believed to be a depth sensor and wide angle sensor along with the main shooter.

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The Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a huge 5000 mAh battery, and will also have support for 18w fast charging technology. Coming to other elements, Vivo did not ditch the audio jack unlike what many other companies are doing now. Also, it comes with a traditional fingerprint sensor which is mounted at the back.

In the teaser, the Vivo Z1 Pro is shown in the Aurora color variant. While there is no release date mentioned in the teaser, we can expect it any time soon since the teaser is out.

The phone has also been revealed by a hands-on video posted by Smartprix.com on Instagram, take a look:

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