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After a whole season of leaks, rumors and speculations, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally been launched. There were a lot of controversies regarding the presence of notch being just a gimmick, but it is present on the Pixel 3 XL. The launch event took place today in the New York and the devices are available for pre-order now.

As expected, both the devices went by the leaks that we have witnessed in the past and there were no surprises on the event. Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL packs a ton of new software features which will be gradually rolled out to other Pixel users later.pixel3-pixel3xl-grayscale

Coming to the specifications of the devices, the Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED with 443 pixels per inch and the Pixel 3 XL packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ flexible OLED with 523 pixels per inch. The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 on the Pixel 3 and 18.5:9 on the Pixel 3 XL.

The device comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on either side. The Pixel 3 and the XL comes with Always-on display, Now Playing, 100,000:1 super contrast ratio, Full 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colors, True black level, HDR support (UHDA certification). The processor used in the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 clocked at 2.5 GHz. There is a new Titan M security module embedded into the hardware to provide better security.

The media consumption experience on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is as immersive as it gets, with dual front-firing stereo speakers. The body has an aluminum frame and hybrid coating and the handset is rated for IPX8 dust and water protection. The port used is USB Type C, as expected. Under the hood, the device draws juice from a 2915 mAh battery with support for Qi wireless charging technology and 18 W fast charging.

Coming to the most expected feature, the cameras. Google has retained a single camera yet another time and features a 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture. The camera features autofocus and dual pixel phase detection, optical and electronic image stabilization.

The camera has new impressive features like Top Shot which recommends the best picture out of a series of burst-captured HDR images and Night Sight which improves the camera’s low-light performance. Motion Auto Focus is a feature which helps the user focus on moving subjects without missing out on details and Super Res Zoom uses AI capabilities to preserve the quality of images.

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Google has renamed its AR stickers to Playground which lets you add stickers and superheroes to the images. In the portrait mode, you can now adjust the intensity of the bokeh effect or blur, similar to Samsung’s Live Focus. There are dual front cameras on the front, each being an 8 MP sensor. One camera is a wide-angle sensor while the other one is a telephoto sensor. The wide-angle sensor features a f/2.2 aperture and the telephoto sensor features a f/1.8 aperture.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available in three color variants namely Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 is available for pre-order at $799 while the Pixel 3 XL is available for $899 for the 64 GB variant and will cost $899 and $999 respectively for the 128 GB model.

Google Pixel 3 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage
  • IPX8 dust and water protection
  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture.
  • Dual 8 MP front cameras(wide-angle f/2.2 aperture & telephoto f/1.8 aperture)
  • 2915 mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging and 18 W fast charging
  • Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink color variants

Google Pixel 3 XL Specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display
  • 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage
  • IPX8 dust and water protection
  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture.
  • Dual 8 MP front cameras(wide-angle f/2.2 aperture & telephoto f/1.8 aperture)
  • 3430 mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging and 18 W fast charging
  • Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink color variants

 

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Lenovo K5 Pro and Lenovo K5s Launched in China. Comes with Quad Cameras!

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After launching the Lenovo S5 Pro earlier today, Lenovo has further introduced two new budget phones in its K-series, namely the Lenovo K5S and Lenovo K5 Pro. The main highlights of both these phones are quad cameras. Let us talk about both the devices in detail.

Lenovo K5 Pro

The Lenovo K5 Pro is the higher variant of the two new devices. Unlike the Lenovo S5 Pro, the Chinese giant has opted for a Notchless display with bezels on top and bottom followed by a fingerprint scanner and vertically stacked dual cameras at the metal black of the device.

The K5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution in an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the octa-core processor, Snapdragon 636 coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In the optics department, the device gets a 16-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. While at the front, we have a 16-megapixel camera unit placed along with another 5-megapixel shooter, equipped with certain AI features such as Beauty shot, portrait mode, scene recognition, and more.

On the software front, the phone runs on ZUI on top and Android 8.1 Oreo and grabs its juice from a large 4050mAh Battery which further supports fast charging. Other features include bottom firing stereo speakers with Dirac sound, similar to the Lenovo S5 Pro.

The phone has been priced at 998 Yuan for the 4GB/64GB version while the top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage is tipped at 1198 Yuan. The device is available only in China as of now and can be bought in Black and Gold color options.

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Lenovo K5S

The Lenovo K5S, on the other hand, is the same (rebranded) Lenovo K9 which was launched in India just a while ago along with the Lenovo A5.

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The device comes with a  similar Notchless design with bezels on top and bottom and a fingerprint scanner at the back. It incorporates a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass protection on top.

Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHZ, coupled with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB using the given hybrid microSD card slot.

In the optics department, the phone gets a 13-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter at the back, followed by yet another dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the front for selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with Flash and similar AI features.

On the software front, the Lenovo K9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI and draws its juice from a 3,090mAh battery. Furthermore, it bears 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, etc as connectivity options.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the device is sold in Black and Blue color options at a price tag of CNY 798 (roughly Rs. 8,500).

Lenovo K5 Pro

Lenovo K5 Pro Specifications

  • 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 16+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 16+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4050mAh battery

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Lenovo K5s Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 13+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3090mAh battery
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After quite a lot of leaks and rumors, the Chinese giant Lenovo has finally launched the all-new Lenovo S5 Pro with a Notched Display and Quad Cameras in China. The device comes at a competitive price and will succeed the Lenovo S5– a not so successful phone which came back in March, this year. Let us talk about the device in detail.

The Lenovo S5 Pro comes in aluminum unibody construction in Black, Pure Gold, and Ice Blue color options which make it look good and look premium. The front sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD Display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the Notch on top which also houses the 3D facial recognition setup.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded using the given MicroSD card slot.

In the optics department, the Lenovo S5 Pro gets a total of four cameras. The back houses a dual camera setup comprising of a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary shooter which allow for a lossless 2X optical zoom, while at the front we have another dual camera combination of a 20-megapixel primary sensor paired with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, along with the IR camera and other sensors necessary for the 3D face unlock which seems quite interesting for the price. The cameras are further aided by certain AI features including automatic scene recognition, Beauty mode, etc for enhanced results.

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On the software front, the device runs on Lenovo’s own ZUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Other notable features include a stereo speaker setup present on the bottom grill. In addition to the face unlock, we have the fingerprint scanner present on the back of the handset. Powering the phone is a 3,500mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Coming to the pricing, the Lenovo S5 Pro is priced at CNY1398 in China which roughly sums to Rs.14,800. The device will definitely do good in India if it comes at a competitive price, just like in China. The dual front and dual rear cameras, 2x optical zoom, stereo speakers and IR-based 3D Face Unlock is something which will differentiate this phone from others.

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Lenovo S5 Pro Specifications

  • 6.2″ Full-HD+ IPS Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 20MP + 12MP Rear Camera
  • 20MP + 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,500mAh Battery
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Japanese tech giant Panasonic has launched the Elugay Ray 530, their latest addition to the Eluga Ray series smartphones, in India. The Eluga Ray 530 comes with an 18:9 display much like its predecessor, the Eluga Ray 550. The Eluga Ray 550, launched earlier in April this year, was Panasonic’s first smartphone in India to sport an 18:9 display.

Alike the Eluga Ray 550, the Eluga Ray 530 is also placed in the budget segment. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and is backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card.

In the display department, the Eluga Ray 530 sports a 5.7 inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 13 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP shooter in the front for selfies and video calling. Under the shells is a 3000mAh battery, powering the device.

The Eluga Ray 530 also has both fingerprint scanner and face unlocking for security. The fingerprint scanner is mounted at the rear, beneath the camera. It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, along with the company’s new AI powered virtual assistant app called Arbo Hub, a platform for apps and services. The Arbo Hub adapts to the users’ specific needs and provides services on a single platform.

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The smartphone flaunts a body with metallic finish and will be available in Black and Blue colors. The connectivity options on the Eluga Ray 530 includes 4G VoLTE, bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi. It is priced at Rs.7499 to compete against devices from Redmi and other manufacturers. Looking at the price point, it is quiet obvious that the Eluga Ray 530 will be facing severe competition from other manufacturers.

It will be available online through Tata CliQ as well as through offline retail stores across the country.

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 Specifications

  • 5.7 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek MT6739WA SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
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