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Honor Magic 2 Unveiled in China, comes with Bezel-less Display and Kirin 980

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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today launched the Honor Magic 2 in its homeland China. The Magic 2 is Honor’s take on the Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi Mix 3 and involves a beautiful bezel-less display with sliding mechanism and top of the line specs. If you remember, it was teased first during the Honor Play China launch, back in August.

The Honor Magic 2 comes with a Notchless 6.39-inch AMOLED display having a Full-HD+ resolution in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, the phone bears an impressive Screen-to-body ratio of nearly 100% thanks to the slider which is said to make use of 5 rail sliding mechanism and needs to be pushed from the back of the phone in order to reveal front camera and other stuff.

Under the hood, it is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC coupled with ARM MALI-G76 MP10 GPU. Moreover, the handset comes in three different RAM and storage configurations including 6GB/128GB model, 8GB/128 model, and a high end 8GB/256GB model. All the three models come with an In-Display fingerprint scanner while the top end 8/256GB model also packs the 3D facial recognition for unlocking the device. The company has also implemented a “voice print” recognition technology to only recognize the voice of the owner of the device.

As rumored, the Honor Magic 2 comes with a triple camera setup at the back, comprising 16MP+ 16MP + 24MP cameras, one is super wide-angle and another is monochrome, along with an LED flash. While at the front, we have another triple16MP + Dual 2MP TOF Front Camera for depth sensing, aiding the included 3D Face Unlock, as mentioned above.

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On the software front, the device runs on latest Magic UI 2.0 which is based on EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie and packs in lot of AI features, including the voice assistant Yo-yo. It draws its juice from a 3,400mAh battery which supports 40W SuperCharge branded as MagicCharge for fast charging, just like the recently launched Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the Honor Magic 2 starts at CNY 3799 (roughly Rs. 40,200) for the base 6/128GB model, CNY 4299 (roughly Rs. 45,500) for the 8GB/128 model, and CNY 4799 (roughly Rs. 50,800) for the 8GB/256GB model. With the pre-orders already being started today, the phone will go on sale in Black, Blue, and Red gradient options from November 6th on Vmall, Tmall, and JD.com, the top end version will be made available later in December.

In addition to the Magic 2, Honor also launched its new Honor Watch Magic running on proprietary OS with 1.2-inch AMOLED screen and USB type C port for a price of CNY 899 for the black model, and CNY 999 for the moonlight silver model. Lastly the company also revealed Honor Flypods Pro- truly wireless earphones powered by Yoyo voice assistant and Bone conduction technology.

Honor Magic 2 Specifications

  • 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Kirin 980 SoC
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB Storage
  • 16MP + 24MP + 16MP Rear Camera
  • 16+2+2MP Front Camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400mAh with 40W MagicCharge

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Honor 10i Launched in Russia! Comes with Triple Cameras & SD710 SoC.

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Honor quietly introduced the new Honor 10i in Russia. It comes with a waterdrop style notch and a 3D gradient finish on the rear. It joins the Chinese manufacturer’s other smartphones like Honor 10, Honor 10 Lite in Honor’s Portfolio.

As for the specifications, Honor 10i features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 24MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor and a 2MP ultra-wide sensor. On the front, it offers an AI-powered 32MP sensor. The handset runs EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It houses a 3,400 mAh battery. Among other specifications, the phone features 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Face Unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor.

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Honor is yet to reveal the pricing of the Honor 10i while the availability of the phone is listed as ‘coming soon’. Looking at the specs, it is likely a mid-range device that will compete against the likes of Samsung M30. It will be offered in three color options with the Red and Blue variants to sport a 3D gradient finish while the Black variant will have 3D finish without any gradient. The company has also not confirmed if it plans to launch it outside Russia

Honor 10i specifications

  • 6.21 inch FHD+ 19:9 display
  • Kirin 710 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400 mAh battery
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Samsung A20 Launched in Russia. Comes with 6.4 inch AMOLED Infinity-V display & 4000 mAh battery

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Samsung has launched a new smartphone in the A-series in Russia. Dubbed as the Galaxy A20, it is launched alongside the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 smartphones. The device sports a 3D Glass build and a waterdrop notch.

The Galaxy A20 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with a resolution of HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7884 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup at the rear comprising a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 8MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The handset runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and support for Samsung Pay.

As for the pricing the Samsung A20 is priced at RUB (Rs 15,000 approx) for the single 3/32GB variant. As for now, the company is yet to announce the device’s availability in India.

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The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy A60 on April 19. From recent rumours, it will have a 6.7 inch Infinity-U FHD+ display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor and powered by a SD 6150 chipset which is yet to be announced. It will be paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

It will have a triple camera setup of 32MP + 8MP + 5MP configuration and offer a 32MP sensor on the front. It will likely run Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery.

Samsung A20 specifications

  • 6.4 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display
  • Exynos 7884 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Samsung’s One UI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery
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Vivo X27 and Vivo X27 Pro Launched in China!

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Pop-up camera fad is on the rise with manufacturers Vivo and OPPO launching several new handsets with this design theme over the course of the last few months. Vivo launched the V15 Pro in India, OPPO launched the F11 Pro while the OnePlus 7 leaks also hints a similar design. Vivo today launched two handsets today at its home market. Dubbed as the Vivo X27 and Vivo X27 Pro, they feature the pop-up front camera design.

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The Vivo X27 comes in two variants with the base variant powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 while the higher version gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Both the variants feature a 6.39 inch FHD+ display and backed by the 4,000 mAh battery. The base variant has an 8GB RAM + 128GB on-board storage configuration while the higher one has 8GB RAM + 256GB on-board storage configuration. The higher variant also gets 22.5W Vivo Flash Charge technology. The dual SIM handset runs on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie.

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The smartphones sports a AI powered triple camera setup at a rear consisting of a 48MP primary camera, a 13MP secondary sensor and a third 5MP sensor. There is a pop-up 16MP sensor at the front on the base variant while the higher variant gets a 32MP sensor. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and USB.

As for the Vivo X27 Pro, it is the most expensive and feature-packed among the three sporting a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED 20:5:9 display and powered by a Qualcomm 710 chipset. It has 8GB RAM and 256GB on-board storage. It comes with a triple camera rear setup with a 48MP primary camera which has the Sony IMX568 sensor. The front offers a 32MP pop-up camera. There is an in-fingerprint sensor and 4,000 mAh battery. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, WI-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, NFC and USB.

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The Vivo X27 pricing has been set at CNY 3,198 (Rs 33,000 approx) for the 8/128GB variant and CNY 3,598 (Rs 37,000 approx) for the 8/256GB variant. They will be available in China from March 23. The Vivo X27 Pro comes at a price tag of CNY 3,998 (Rs 41,000 approx) for the single 8/256GB variant. Vivo is yet to confirm if the handsets will be launched outside the Chinese market.

Vivo X27 Specifications (base variant)

  • 6.39 inch FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Vivo X27 Specifications (top variant)

  • 6.39 inch FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W Vivo Flash Charge technology

Vivo X27 Pro Specifications

  • 6.7 inch FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W Vivo Flash Charge technology
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