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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.

In other stories:  Honor V30 & V30 Pro Launched in China! 5G Support with Kirin 990 SoC & Dual Punch Hole Displays!

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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Redmi K30 Launched in China. Cheapest 5G Phone Currently, Powered by SD765G & 4G by SD730G!

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Redmi today launched the Redmi K30, Redmibook 13, the first Redmi router and a Redmi speaker in China. The Redmi K30 is the successor to the Redmi K20 that was launched earlier this year and will be available in 4G and 5G variants.

The Redmi K30 features a 6.67 inch FHD+(1080 x 2400 pixels) display with a punch hole display, 20:9 aspect ratio, 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 120Hz Refresh rate. The 5G variant is powered by the 7nm Snapdragon 765G chipset while the 4G variant houses the Snapdragon 730G processor. It has 6GB, 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage options. Both the variants support hybrid microSD card slot up to 256GB for further storage expansion.

In the optics department, the K30 sports a quad rear camera setup arranged in a vertical planner and placed in the top centre of the back panel with an intriguing circle shaped ring around it. The setup consists of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.89 aperture, 5MP macro lens, a 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP wide-angle sensor with 120-degree view. The camera is assisted by features like Mimoji, Super Night, Scene Mode, RAW format support and other AI features. On the 4G variant, the 5MP macro lens is replaced by a 2MP camera.

Both the variant offer a dual selfie camera setup with a 4.38mm cutout placed on the top right edge. There is a 20MP primary camera paired with a 2MP sensor for depth sensing. The phone runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.  However, the 4G variant gets 27W fast charging. Connectivity options on the 5G variant include dual-band 4G/5G support (SA/NSA) and integration of 5G Multilink and 5G smart features. Other features include NFC, 5G GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm headphone jack and Hi-Res Audio.

The Redmi K30 5G variant is priced at CNY 1,999 (Rs 20,000 approx) for the 6/64GB variant, CNY 2,299 (Rs 23,000 approx) for the 6/128GB variant, CNY 2,599 (Rs 26,000 approx) for the 8/128GB variant and CNY 2,899 (Rs 28,000 approx) for the 8/256GB variant. It will be available in Deep Sea Light, Time Monologue, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade Fantasy color options. The Redmi K30 4G variant on the other hand is priced at CNY 1,599 (Rs 16,000 approx) for the 6/64GB variant, CNY 1,699 (Rs 17,000 approx) for the 6/128GB variant, CNY 1,899 (Rs 19,000 approx) for the 8/128GB variant and CNY 2,199 (Rs 22,000 approx) for the 8/256GB variant. It will be available in Deep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade Fantasy color options. The phone is listed on Mi.com and JD.com with pre-sale beginning today.

Redmi K30 5G specifications

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ 120Hz display
  • Snapdragon 765G SoC
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB, 256GB internal storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 8MP rear camera
  • 20MP + 2MP front camera
  • MIUI 11 based on Android 10
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging

Redmi K30 4G specifications

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ 120Hz display
  • Snapdragon 730G SoC
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 20MP + 2MP front
  • MIUI 11 based on Android 10
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 27W fast charging
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Nokia 2.3 Launched in Egypt! Comes with Android Go like Specs & Budget Phone Price.

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Nokia has announced the Nokia 2.3, a new budget-friendly Android One smartphone. It’s probably the cheapest Android One smartphone right now and in Europe, it is priced at €109. It has everything that a new smartphone consumer needs- quite a large display, neat and clean OS, dual-camera setup and a big battery. The phone will be launched globally very soon, along with a few other new devices.

The phone has a simple yet good looking design. On the front, there is a tall 6.2-inch 720p HD+ 2.5D curved glass display. On the right side, there is the power button and above that, there are the volume rockers. Interestingly, on the left edge of the phone, there is a dedicated Google Assistant button. The back of the phone has a nano-textured cover with micro patterns that offer a better grip. The Nokia 2.0 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio A22 chipset, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded to up to 512GB via a microSD card.

 

In terms of camera, the Nokia 2.3 isn’t any less impressive as the back of the phone houses a dual-camera module- a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is an LED flash on the back as well. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera for video calling and selfies. The Nokia 2.3 has got a special feature- Recommended Shot. It automatically captures alternate images before and after pressing the shutter button and it also recommends the best picture. There are features like portrait mode and low-light imaging more for improved photos in low lighting conditions.

Nokia 2.3 comes in three colors

Nokia 2.3 comes in three colors

The phone runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and Android 10 may hit the phone anytime soon! Nokia has already provided a statement that the phone is Android 10 ready. That’s a piece of good news but well, after all, it’s an Android One smartphone, that kind of speedy updates are expected. Also, because the phone is under the Android One program, the phone will receive Android updates for two years and monthly security patches for three years. This is very good news for those jumping onto a smartphone because when it comes to software and updates, most budget phones just suck and Nokia 2.3 is surely very very promising in this case.

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The Nokia 2.3 packs a large 4000mAh battery and Nokia says that the battery lasts for two days. In terms of connectivity, the phone has got 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5.0, micro USB, and headphone jack. The phone will be available in three color variants-  Cyan Green, Sand, and Charcoal.

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Motorola One Hyper Launched in US & Brazil. Comes with Pop Up Camera & Support for 45W Hyper Charger!

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Motorola might be planning premium phones with 5G connectivity and foldable phones in 2020, but it has one more deal left for 2019. The Lenovo owned company today unveiled its first smartphone with an all-screen design and pop-up camera. The Motorola One Hyper is a stylish phone with a pop-up selfie camera and 64MP main camera.

The Motorola One Hyper is a part of the Motorola’s growing One-series known for its mid-range affordable phones. It features a 6.5 inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution and lacks any black bars, notch or hole. It has an 85% screen-to-body ratio and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone has a water-repulsive coating but lacks any IP rating.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card. It runs on Android 10 and is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 45W ‘Hyper Charger’. However, the phone ships with an 18W fast charger and customers have to buy the 45W one separately.

The device sports a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 64MP camera and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens that has a 118-field of view. The camera comes with Motorola’s Night Vision mode, among others. On the front, there is a 32MP pop-up camera, the first in a Motorola smartphone and has Night Vision mode. There is a fingerprint sensor at the rear while a ring of light around it lights up when you receive a message and alert. You can customize these as per your requirements.

The Motorola One Hyper is launched in Brazil for $400 (Rs 28,000 approx) is expected to launch in US and European markets soon.  Motorola has a good track record in India and we can expect the Motorola One Hyper to arrive in the country soon.

Motorola One Hyper specifications

  • 6.5 inch HD+ IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 64MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • Android 10
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 45W Hyper Charger
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