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Google Pixel Mini spotted on GFXBench with codename “Bonito”

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It is barely a week left for Google to unveil its new Pixel 3 lineup and here we are welcomed with a sudden impression of a new small-sized Pixel (referred as Pixel Mini) smartphone to be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL.

The hint for the same came from the official Instagram handle of the company where it hinted about the Mini Pixel by saying “We’ve heard rumors of a mini Pixel. Which begs the question how “mini” is too mini? We have a feeling the next one will be a bit bigger than this. Tune in on 10/9 to see for yourself.”

Google then took it to a next level by making another post, reading out “We’ve heard rumors of a mini Pixel…” followed by the previous quote confirming the existence of a small-sized Pixel device.

Interestingly, now a device alleged to be the Pixel Mini has been spotted on GFXBench. According to the popular tipster, Roland Quandt, a Google phone with code-name “Bonito,” has been suspected tested on GFXBench. If you don’t know, Bonito is the name of a small fish (a relative of Tuna) which hints for the word “Mini” i.e. the Pixel Mini!

Furthermore, the suspected Pixel Mini is reported powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC also hinting that it will come at a cheaper price tag, compared to the flagship Pixel 3 duo. Apart from this, no other information is mentioned as of now! And given that the launch is just 3 days near, scheduled for Oct 9 at 8:30PM IST, let us wait for the event to find out what Google actually has been planning in all these holidays (Event will be live-streamed on Youtube and @madebygoogle Instagram as well).

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Samsung might be working on a Gaming Phone!

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Gaming smartphones are on the rise with more and more manufacturers developing their own gaming smartphone. The latest company to join this list is Samsung, who is reported to have already started working on its gaming smartphone which will be directly competing against the ones present in the market. The source comes from an insider according to whom the company will make the device as par with the latest standards.

There is currently very less information available about the smartphone, but it is speculated that recently leaked Galaxy A series phone is none other than this one. If this is true, the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage.

The South Korean electronics giant is said to avoid using LED lights on the back of the device and instead use a more generic design like the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9. It is also rumoured to come with a tall Infinity display with a glass and aluminium body alongside.

Gaming smartphones usually come with a cooling system and this upcoming handset will no different. Samsung has already showcased their Water Carbon cooling system in the Galaxy Note 9. As for the launch date, the Samsung gaming smartphone is expected to be unveiled in November.

The company is also stated to bring a new display technology that will be a solution to the notched displays. Twitter user Ice Universe spotted Samsung announcing a new AMOLED display technology during its OLED Forum conference in China. The display will include a fingerprint scanner, sound, haptics and under panel sensor (UPS) which eliminating the need of a notch.

Huawei is developing its own gaming centric device under Huawei brand (they already have one under Honor, Honor Play). Samsung gaming phone will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Black Shark 2ASUS ROG phone and Nubia Red Magic.

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Nokia 8.1 spotted on GeekBench. Comes with Snapdragon 710 & Android Pie

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Just a while ago, HMD Global- current licensee for Nokia smartphones unveiled the Nokia 7.1 globally with Snapdragon 636 and the Nokia X7 with Snapdragon 710 in China. Now, as per the latest reports, it seems that the company is gearing up for the launch of yet another smartphone in the same series i.e the Nokia 8.1.

The indication for the same comes from the GeekBench reports. As per the latest GeekBench listing, a device named as HMD GLobal Nokia 8.1 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked at 1.71GHz. Furthermore, the phone packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is also speculated to come in a 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage variant. On the software front, it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie.Nokia 8.1

As far as the benchmarks are concerned, the Nokia 8.1 scores 1841 points in the single-core tests and 5807 points in the multi-core test which seem impressive on paper. The listing doesn’t contain any sort of other information regarding other specifications of the device.

To recall, the Nokia 7.1 came with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ “PureDisplay” with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4/6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the device gets a Zeiss branded 12MP+ 5MP dual camera setup in the rear, followed by an 8MP AI shooter at the front. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo as a part of the Android One program and the upcoming Nokia 8.1 is expected to follow the same. Further, it draws its juice from a 3,060mAh battery.

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Looking at the specs of Nokia 8.1, it is clear that it will be launched by the company as a midrange smartphone. We can expect a price of around 300 Euros. Anyways, given that the device has just made its initial appearance, let us wait for the upcoming leaks and reports to reveal more about the handset. Till then, stay tuned.

Note: The phone on the featured image a Nokia X7 and not Nokia 8.1.

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Redmi Note 6 Pro Reportedly Coming to India Next Month

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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has already launched its latest iteration in the Redmi Note series – the Redmi Note 6 Pro in Thailand. Now, the brand is ready to unveil the device in India. There are no major changes for the device from its predecessor Redmi Note 5 Pro except the minor redesign of the phone, the presence of notch and new camera sensors.

The press invites for the alleged launch of the device have been leaked and it proves that Xiaomi is launching the handset within 20th of November. It seems to hint that the company might launch the device in all the three color variants.

Talking specifications, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with a notch on top. The aspect ratio of the device is 19:9 and offers a 86% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. There will be two RAM variants – 4 GB RAM coupled with 64 GB of internal storage and 6 GB RAM coupled with 64 GB of internal storage.

In terms of camera, it will sport a dual camera setup on the front and rear. The front carries a 20MP + 2MP configuration with f/2.0 aperture, portrait mode, and AI Face Unlock. The rear offers a 12MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and 1.4 µm, while the secondary sensor is of 5 MP supporting Dual pixel autofocus. That sounds like they’re reusing the same set of cameras from Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera (global variant).

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The Redmi Note 6 Pro will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which is more than enough to last a full day of intensive usage. The handset will be available in Black, Blue, and Rose gold color variants. The device is expected to be priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 4 GB variant while the 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB internal storage is expected to go on sale at a rate of Rs. 16,999.

Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications

  • 6.26-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual rear camera
  • 20+2MP dual front camera
  • 4000mAh battery

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