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Honor 9i Launched in China, yet another phone with Kirin 659 & a Notch

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Before you proceed, make sure you checkout our previous article on Honor Play, which was launched alongside this phone on the event by Honor. Now talking about the Honor 9i, the device sports a 5.84 inch display which comes with a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels with 19:9 aspect ratio. All the specifications and design is according to the previous reports, also this isn’t the Honor 9i that we have in India, this is a different device. So this one would be named differently when it finally launches in India.

We can call this the budget oriented gaming device because this is the perfect choice for the gamers who have a smaller budget but still want the best performing device.

Honor 9i

This device runs on the Kirin 659 chipset and also comes with features such as GPU turbo tech which is used to enhance your overall gaming experience, as it enhances the GPU performance by upto 60%. The company offers two different variants of this device, the one which 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage retails for 1,399 Yuan or 14,600 INR and the one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage retails for 1,699 Yuan or 17,800 INR.

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The sale for this device starts tomorrow in China, and this device will be launched in India on 11th of June. The device offers you four different colors, Charm Blue, Dream Purple, Jasper and Magic Night Black. Well, now talking about the optics, the Honor 9i comes with a dual rear camera setup with 13MP+2MP sensor, and towards the front you’ve got a 16MP camera which comes with AI capabilities and also face unlock as an additional security feature.

Out of the box, the device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and comes with EMUI 8.0 on top of it. The entire device is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery but then this is pretty low because the games are going to consume a lot of juice.

Honor 9i Specifications

  • 5.84 inch FHD display
  • Kirin 659 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 13+2MP rear cameras
  • 6MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
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Vivo Z5x Launched in China! Comes with SD710, Triple Cameras & 6.53 inch Punch Hole Display.

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Vivo today launched a new smartphone in its Z-series in China. Dubbed as the Vivo Z5x it is quite different from its predecessors in terms of the design and features. It is the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer to sport a punch-hole selfie camera design.

The Vivo Z5x comes with a premium design with the punch-hole camera located at the top left corner. The body is made up of metal with well-chamfered edges. The bezels are extremely thin on the sides and top but there is a small bezel on the bottom. The power button and the volume rocker are located on the right while the left side houses the dual-SIM card slot.

In terms of specification, the Vivo Z5x features a 6.53 inch Full-View LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card.

In the rear, the device flaunts a triple camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement on the top left. It consists of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide angle secondary sensor while the third is a 2MP depth field sensor. The punch-hole selfie camera is a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The handset runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery supported by a USB-Type C port. Despite the huge battery, the phone is only 8.85 mm thick and weighs 204.1 g.

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The Vivo Z5x price starts at 1,398 Yuan (Rs 14,000 approx) for the 4/64GB variant while the 6/64GB and 6/128GB variant costs 1,498 Yuan (Rs 15,000 approx) and 1,698 Yuan (Rs 17,000 approx) respectively. The high-end 8/128GB variant comes at a price tag of 1,998 Yuan (Rs 20,000 approx). It will be available in Extreme Night Black, Phantom Black and Aurora color options of which the Aurora is a gradient finish. It is currently up for pre-sale from the company’s official site which will continue till May 31. The mid-range model is expected to be available for purchase from June 1.

Vivo Z5x specifications

  • 6.53 inch Full-View FHD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 8MP +2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery
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Redmi 7A Announced in China! Comes with Snapdragon 439, 5.45 inch HD+ Display.

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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is all set to release its first smartphone flagship smartphone, the Redmi K20 in China next week. Ahead of the launch, the Chinese manufacturer has revealed another smartphone which will be launched alongside the K20. Dubbed as the Redmi 7A, it is the successor to the Redmi 6A launched back in June last year.

From the images, the Redmi 7A seems to sport a polycarbonate body with a more seamless design than the 6A. The rear panel comes with a P2i coating to repel water and oil-based liquids and is splash-resistant. Like the predecessor, it misses out a fingerprint sensor and the back seems plain with just the camera sensors. To make up for it, there will be AI Face Unlocking on the phone.

The Redmi 7A features a 5.45 inch HD+ display that is claimed to have better response and improved blue-light filtering over its predecessor. Under the hood, it houses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset that offers a 26% performance boost over the MediaTek Helio A22 on the Redmi 6A.

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The company is yet to reveal the storage variants and RAM options. It is likely to come with a standard offering of 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. The company did confirm that it will come with a non-hybrid SIM tray which supports up to 256GB SD cards.

In the optics department, it has a single 13MP rear sensor with a LED flash and is aided by AI algorithms to improve imagery. The resolution of the front camera is yet to be revealed but Redmi promised that it will have AI beauty enhancements and background bokeh effect. It will draw power from a 4,000 mAh battery. While this will be 33% larger than the 6A, the in-box charger has been upgraded from 5W to 10W.

The Redmi 7A will be available in blue and black shades. The price and the available will be revealed on the Redmi K20 launch event on May 28. According to rumors, the company may launch a new laptop with the two smartphones, likely to be called RedmiBook 14.

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OPPO K3 Launched in China. Comes with 6.5 inch AMOLED display, In Display FP & SD710!

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OPPO K3

OPPO today launched a new mid-range smartphone in its K-series in China. Dubbed as the OPPO K3, it is the successor to the OPPO K1 launched back in  August last year.

The OPPO K3 features a 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display made by Samsung. It has a 19:5:0 aspect ratio, no notch or punch hole with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.1 percent. It comes with features such as DC dimming, always-on display and stroboscopic eye protection and has a  sixth generation in-display fingerprint scanner like its predecessor. The company claims the new sensor to be 28.5 times faster.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with an Adreno 616 GPU. The phone is available in two configurations: 6GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage and another with 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB internal storage. In the optics department, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup in the rear consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, it offers a pop-up 16MP camera with f/2.0 for video calling and selfies.

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The device runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.

The OPPO K3 pricing starts at 1.599 Yuan (Rs 16,000 approx) for the 6GB/64 variant while the 8/128 and the 8/256 costs 1,899 Yuan (Rs 19,000 approx) and 2,299 Yuan (Rs 23,000 approx) respectively. The handset will be available in Nebula Purple, Green and White color options. It will be up for sale in China from June 1. The company has not revealed any details about the global launch but since the OPPO K1 made it to other markets we can expect the same from the OPPO K3.

OPPO K3 specifications

  • 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging
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