The Chinese OEM-TCL has unveiled the BlackBerry Key 2 back in June at New York, later followed by the Indian launch. Earlier, a new BlackBerry device was spotted on FCC and speculated to be the Blackberry Key2 LE– a toned down version of the original Key2. Now, we have the full specifications and the press render of this upcoming smartphone.
The Key2 LE looks a lot similar to the Key2 in terms of overall design language, however, the keyboard looks more like the one on Blackberry KeyOne. This lite version of the Key2 will skimp on the trackpad functionality, while the space bar button as usual doubles up as the fingerprint scanner. The back is exactly the same as its elder brother Key2.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the blackberry Key2 LE will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with Adreno 509 GPU. Furthermore, it will pack 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of onboard storage, inferior to the Key2 powered by Snapdragon 660.
The Key2 LE will sport a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1620 x 1080pixels resolution, same as the Key2. In the optics department, we now have a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel set up, compared to the dual 12-megapixel configuration on the latter.
It packs a relatively smaller 3000mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh on the Key2. Moreover, it is reported to measure 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35mm and seems pretty light at 156 grams.
As of now, we don’t have any information about the pricing but given that the Key2 sells for $650, we expect the Key2 LE to be priced lower, somewhere around $400. Anyways, let us wait for the upcoming leaks and reports. Till then, stay tuned.
Motorola One Spotted in Geekbench, Also, Motorola One Power Hands On Leaked!
Motorola is gearing up for the launch of its upcoming smartphones, the Motorola One and the Motorola One Power. Both the smartphones has been subjected to multiple leaks before and is rumoured to be unveiled at the company’s IFA press conference in Berlin.
Now ahead of its official launch, the Motorola One makes an appearance in the benchmarking site GeekBench. Though the listing didn’t give all the specs away, it gives a fair idea what to expect from the handset.
From the listing, the Motorola One will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and coupled with 4GB RAM. The device that was benchmarked ran on Android 8.1 Oreo. We can expect some more memory configurations and the possibility of shipping with the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Overall, the device managed to score 876 and 4299 on single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
If rumours are to be believed, the Lenovo owned company will ditch the ZUI 4.0 interface for a pure stock Android Experience, launching as a part of Google One smartphones. From a previously leaked image, the smartphone sports a top notch.The same report reveals the dual cameras to be of 16MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP with f/2.0 aperture while the front offers a 16MP camera sensor with f/1.9 aperture and backed by a 3,780 battery.
In a separate leak, a couple of hands-on images showing both the front side and the rear of the Motorola One Power surfaced online. The front shows sleek bezels and a dual camera setup with LED flash in between on the back stacked in a vertical arrangement on the top left corner. The back Moto logo doubles up as a fingerprint sensor for security.
From previous leaks, the Moto One Power will feature a 6.2 inch Full HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It will also be powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The rear cameras come with 12MP + 5MP configuration while the front offers an 8MP camera. It will run stock Android 8.1 Oreo and backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3780 mAh battery. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and Dual SIM. As of now only the Black colour option is seen but other colour options are expected to be unveiled at the launch.
Alleged Vivo V11 Hands on Images & Specs Leaked!
We recently saw the leaked Vivo X23 hands on images and now, we have yet another similar looking smartphone leak from the Chinese giant Vivo. It is the Vivo V11 that has leaked in its full glory, revealing all its specifications and design.
Firstly, coming to the leaked images, the Vivo V11 comes with an edge to edge display with a minor chin at the bottom and a tear drop shaped notch on the top that we recently saw with the OPPO F9 and OPPO R17. Moreover, the phone comes with rounded corners and a glass back that houses a vertically stacked dual cameras and LED flash on the left.
There is no physical fingerprint scanner on the device and like the Vivo X23 and X21, the Vivo 11 too will rely on an in-display solution for unlocking the device. Looking at the top carefully, you can spot the earpiece grill located on the top bezel.
Now, talking about the specifications, the Vivo V11 will come with a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Furthermore, the phone is reported to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset at its core, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Memory can be expanded further up to 256GB using a MicroSD Card.
In the optics department, the phone gets a dual camera setup at the rear, featuring a 12-megapixel primary shooter along with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. At the front, we have a 25-megapixel snapper for selfies. As of now, only the megapixel count is known.
The V11 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo, backed by a 3400mAh battery. The phone measures 157.91 x 75.0 x 7.9mm and is quite lightweight at 156g. Except for this, there is no other information regarding the device. Vivo might launch it soon, alongside the X23. Stay tuned for more updates.
Huawei Mate 20 series with Kirin 980 confirmed to Launch in October
The Chinese giant Huawei was supposed to launch three contenders in its upcoming Mate series, including the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 Lite that was recently leaked in press renders. We might also see a Mate 20 Porsche edition with some unique features like the last year’s Mate RS Porsche edition that came with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Today, Huawei’s Consumer Business Group (CBG) CEO Richard Yu has affirmed that the Mate 20 series will be launched in October, in his press release.
The press release sent by Huawei to the African media states that the Huawei Mate 20 will be coming in October with Kirin 980 SoC built at its core, and is claimed to be the worlds first 7nm chipset in the same, which will boost performance by 20 per cent while improving battery efficiency by 40 per cent.
Furthermore, the new chipset will be touting eight CPU cores out of which four are powerful A76 cores with maximum clock speeds of 2.8GHz and four are power efficient A55 cores. The chipset seems really promising given that it scored impressive 3,50,000+points on Antutu Benchmark, as per the initial leaks.
Also, Huawei recently teased that the Mate 20 will pack a larger capacity battery than Huawei Mate 10 and P20, hinting towards a slightly larger 4,200mAh battery.
As seen in the P20 Pro, we expect either just the Pro or else both of them to sport triple cameras at the back. Moreover, the rumours hint at 8GB RAM variants too. The Mate 20 is expected to come with a 6.3-inch display with a Notch while the Mate 20 Pro may have a larger 6.9-inch Notched display, both with QuadHD+ resolution. A 3D Facial recognition based unlock system is what we look forward to.
We also have the Mate 20 Lite in the lineup which comes with dual cameras and is expected to have the Kirin 710 SoC on its board.
Evidently, Apple and Qualcomm will be soon coming with their own 7nm based chipsets manufactured by TSMC, namely Apple A12 and Snapdragon 855.
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