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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 9X Launched In India! Too Little, Too Late.

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Huawei’s subsidiary brand Honor has launched the all-new Honor 9X today, in India. The Honor 9X launched in India is, however, a bit different compared to the variant that was launched in China a few months ago. First of all, this Global Variant of Honor 9X comes with Google apps and services, so that users don’t need to worry at all about losing any Google services or functionalities offered by Google. Also, the Honor 9X Global Variant comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, whereas the Chinese variant of Honor 9X comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The phone sports a 6.59-inch full-HD+ display with a pixel density of 391ppi. The screen-to-body ratio is pretty impressive here at 91%. The phone is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The Chinese variant comes with a better Kirin 810 7nm SoC. There are two variants based on RAM- 4GB and 6GB. However, both the variants have 128GB onboard storage and the memory can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the Honor 9X comes with a triple camera setup on the back. There is a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and AIS Super Night mode support. Along with that, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 120° field of view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel pop-up camera for selfies and video calls.

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The Honor 9X runs Android 9 Pie out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery with pretty regular, 10W charging via a USB-C port. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, and GLONASS. The 4GB RAM variant of Honor 9X is priced at Rs. 13,999 whereas the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. The Honor 9X is available in two colors- Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.

Honor 9X will be available for purchase, exclusively on Flipkart starting from midnight on January 19. On the first day of sale, buyers will get a flat Rs. 1000 discount on the purchase of the 4GB RAM variant of Honor 9X. ICICI Bank credit card and Kotak Mahindra debit or credit cardholders can avail 10% discount on purchases made between January 19 and January 22, 2020.

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Realme X50 5G Launched in China. It’s almost a Redmi K30 5G!

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After many posters and leaks, Realme has finally launched the Realme X50 5G smartphone in China. The brand has also launched Realme UI in the event and Realme X50 5G is the first phone to run on the new Android 10-based software. Realme has also introduced X50 5G Master Edition created by renowned Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa in Black and Gold versions.

The Realme X50 5G sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen to body ratio of 90.4%. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This time there’s no in-display fingerprint scanner instead we have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Realme X50 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC paired with Adreno 620. It is paired to work with 8 and 12GB of RAM. It has two internal storage options i.e 128 and 256GB. This time there’s no microSD card slot for further storage expansion.

Talking about optics, the Realme X50 5G has a quad rear camera setup, which is aligned vertically and placed on the left corner of the back panel. The quad rear camera includes a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8 which offers up to 78.6-degree field of view, which is coupled with a secondary 12MP telephoto sensor with an aperture value of f/2.5 which offers up to 20x hybrid zoom, a tertiary 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a field of view of 119-degree with an aperture value of f/2.25, and finally a 2MP macro sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. To the front, it has two sensors, which include a primary 16MP Sony IMX 471 sensors with an aperture value of f/2.0 which is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2 and a field of view of 105 degrees.

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The Realme X50 5G is backed by a 4,200mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge support. The company claims to charge the phone up to 70 percent in just 30 minutes. The device runs on Realme UI which is based on Android 10. The phone comes in Polar White and Glacier Blue color options. Realme X50 5G is priced at 2,499 Yuan (approx. Rs 26000 ) for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, 2,699 Yuan (approx. Rs 28,000) for 6GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, 2,999 Yuan (approx. Rs 31,000) for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option. This master edition is priced at 3099 Yuan (approx. Rs 32,000) for 12GB + 256GB storage option.

Realme X50 5G Specifications

  • 6.57inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 120hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • 8 / 12GB RAM
  • 128GB and 256GB storage options
  • 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP + 8MP front
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • 4,200 mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0
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Oppo A91 & Oppo A8 Launched in China!

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OPPO has launched 2 new under the “A” series in China; the OPPO A91 and the OPPO A8. Both the devices are launched under 2000 Yuan. There is no information regarding when it will launch in India or not.

OPPO A91

The Oppo A91 sports a 6.4 FHD+ AMOLED waterdrop notched display with an in-display fingerprint scanner. It has a screen to body ratio of 90.7 and in the aspect ratio of 20:9. OPPO claims that the in-display fingerprint scanner can be unlocked in 0.22 seconds. The display is protected under Corning Gorilla Glass. The device is powered by an octa-core Helio P70 processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Talking about optics, the Oppo A91 has a quad rear camera setup. It has a primary 48MP sensor coupled with an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 119-degree field of view and a tertiary 2MP macro lens and finally a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, it has a 16MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0.

The Oppo A91 is packed with a 4,000mAh battery which charges via type c and has support for VOOC 4.0 flash charge technology. The device runs on Colour OS based on Android Pie. The device comes in in Red, Blue, and Black color options. All with gradient color options. Oppo A91 is priced at 1,999 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 20,306 in India.

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OPPO A91 Specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • MEDIATEK Helio P70
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0

OPPO A8 Specifications

The OPPO A8 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop notched display. It has a screen to body ratio of 89%. The OPPO A8 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB.

Talking about optics, OPPO A8 has a triple rear camera setup. It has a primary 12MP sensor which is coupled with a 2MP macro sensor and finally a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, it has an 8MP sensor.

The device is backed by a 4,230mAh battery. The device has a rear-facing fingerprint reader instead of the in-display fingerprint scanner. The device runs on Colour OS 6.1 on top of Android 9.0 Pie. The Oppo A8 is priced at 1,199 Yuan, which is around Rs 12,160 in India. Right now, it is unknown whether both the phones will be launched in India or not. Both the phones will go on sale from December 26 in China.

OPPO A8 Specifications

  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • MEDIATEK Helio P35
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 12MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,230 mAh battery
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