Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been in limelight since long for its upcoming Honor Magic 2. With this new smartphone, the company aims to take on the Xiaomi’s Mix series, competing to make a bezel-less flagship with best possible and practical experience. As teased initially, the device comes with an edge to edge display and a sliding mechanism for cameras just like the Oppo Find X but with a different implementation. We now have the leaked back of the device along with a video which showcases the sliding mechanism of this bezel-less beauty, ahead of the scheduled launch date of October 31.
Let’s talk about the leaked image first which reveals the back side of the alleged Honor Magic 2. As per the image, the device comes with a glossy glass back in black and gradient twilight color options shown here. The back houses a total of three cameras, two cameras along with an LED flash followed by the third segregated lens giving it a look reminiscent of that on the Huawei P20 Pro. The Twilight version has “Honor” branding on the bottom left corner while the black one surprisingly reads “Eiffel”, following the same, the former carries the “AI Vision” branding while the latter reads out “Dual Lens”.
Furthermore, there is no fingerprint scanner present on the back of the handset, which supports the rumors of it having an In-display fingerprint scanner. These images completely smash the possibility of four rear cameras claimed by some previously leaked renders.
You can watch the video showcasing the slider mechanism below:
Also, we recently witnessed the leaked retail box of the device. The black colored matte finish box had the popular car maker Tesla’s branding along with the Honor Magic 2 text at the bottom, hinting at the chances that Huawei might partner up with Tesla to bring in a special Tesla edition of the Magic 2 like they have done in their Mate series i.e. the Mate 10 Porsche and the recently unveiled Mate 20 RS Porche edition.
As of now, we know only limited things about the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Firstly, it is said to bear nearly 100% screen to body ratio which should be somewhere around 95% as per our expectations. Moreover, rumors suggest that the device will sport a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels and a sliding camera mechanism (manually driven, requires to be operated using physical force instead of automated motors) which includes a selfie camera, earpiece, and other sensors to accommodate the full body display at the front.
The device will be powered by the company’s latest flagship 7nm Kirin 980 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The camera setup here might function similar to the Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro’s cameras including a wide angle, a telephoto, and a regular high-resolution RGB lens.
Other leaks hint at the absence of 3.5mm jack and a large graphene-film cooled battery just like the Mate 20. Given that the launch is near, let us wait for 31st of October to know what it was all about, also, let us see if this device slays the Mi Mix 3 which is arriving a few days earlier, on Oct 25. Till then, stay tuned.
New Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10 & S10+ Leaked Encased in Cases!
Samsung is gearing up for the launch of its flagship devices – the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the S10+. Surprisingly, we have got information regarding the existence of another model in the Galaxy S10 which is named the Galaxy S10E.
Popular tipster Evleaks has come up with renders which claim to be the final design of these upcoming flagship devices. The renders are with a protective case applied on them. Take a look at the tweet:
Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ (L to R), encased pic.twitter.com/Pk2gpXkXxn
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 19, 2019
According to the renders, it is clear that the punch-hole camera design, also known as the Infinity-O display will be seen on all the three devices. The rear cameras are horizontally stacked on all the three devices, just like the ones that we have seen earlier on the Note9.
It appears like the Galaxy S10E will be the cheapest of the three devices judging by the placement of dual rear cameras instead of triple cameras. There will be triple rear cameras on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. If a closer look is taken, we can notice the presence of dual front cameras in the S10+ which were revealed by the handset’s public appearance a few days back.
The 3C certification revealed that the brand will unveil a total of five variants of the Galaxy S10 and the S10 combined which goes by the model numbers SM-690F, SM-G975F, SM-G073F, SM-G9730 and SM-G9750. An in-display fingerprint scanner and 3D facial scanning are expected to be equipped on these upcoming flagships.
A reverse charging technology named Powershare, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is rumoured to be present on both the devices. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the US while the other markets will get the Exynos 9820 version. A 5G model of the Galaxy S10 will also be unveiled in the event. The event will take place on the 20th of February. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
Samsung Galaxy M10 & M20 Pricing Leaked, Starts at just Rs.8,990!
South Korean smartphone giant Samsung is about to unveil its latest M series of devices in India. They have officially announced the launch date of these new devices through Amazon listing a few days back. The devices will be announced on the 28th of this month.
The brand aims to make a comeback and regain the reputation on the budget segment with these new devices. As reported earlier, the new devices in the Galaxy M series will feature Infinity V Displays. In case you are not aware of, it is the term Samsung has kept for the waterdrop shaped notch that we have seen previously in several Chinese smartphones in the past.
Both the Galaxy M10 and M20 packs some decent specifications. Till now, we knew that the brand would price these devices aggressively in order to cope up with other Chinese competitors in the segment like Xiaomi and Realme. Today, leaks have emerged online revealing the pricing of these handsets.
If the sources are to be believed, the price of the Samsung Galaxy M10 will start from Rs 8,990 while the Samsung Galaxy M20 will be priced starting Rs 12,990. Two variants are expected for the M10 and the lower variant is expected to be selling for this price.
The Galaxy M10 is expected to come with a 6.2-inch LCD Infinity-V display powered by Exynos 7872 chipset, 2/3 GB of RAM and 3,400 mAh battery along with 13 MP + 5 MP rear camera setup and a 5 MP front camera. There will be 32 GB of internal storage and it will run on Android Oreo with Samsung’s UI on top.
The more expected device is indeed the Galaxy M20. It will come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 display of 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. It will be powered by Exynos 7885 processor with Mali-G71 GPU. It is also expected to come in two variants offering either 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage or 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Both handsets were previously rumoured to come with Android Pie but it seems like they would rather launch with older Android 8.1 Oreo. A dual 13 MP + 5 MP rear camera along with 8 MP front camera is expected on the handset along with a massive 5000 mAh battery. Stay tuned for further updates.
Three “Redmi by Xiaomi” Phones Launching in Indian soon!
Xiaomi is reported to launch the Mi Mix 3 5G flagship smartphone and Redmi Note 7 Pro in the next two months. The Chinese manufacturer is also expected to launch the Redmi Go Android GO smartphone though there is no much information about it.
Now, Indian tipster Ishan Agarwal today posted in his official Twitter handle that that the company will launch not 1, not 2 butthree smartphones in the coming month, that too in “Redmi by Xiaomi” brand!
Take a look at his tweet:
Not 1, not 2 but I can confirm that 3 Redmi (By Xiaomi) Smartphones are launching in India in the coming months! Wanna know the names? Stay Tuned and keep your guesses coming in! Reply now, let's see who gets it right. #Redmi #Xiaomi #Mi pic.twitter.com/rTQV4VuJ3t
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 18, 2019
The Redmi Note 7 was launched earlier this month with a 48MP and SD 660 chipset. The Note 7 Pro will also sport a 48MP camera but with a Sony’s IMX 586 sensor. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset.
The SD 675 is placed between the SD 660 and SD 710 and will be slightly powerful than the SD 710. However, to keep the price in check, Qualcomm embedded it will a slower GPU, less capable ISP and 11nm cost effective manufacturing process. Yet to officially launched, the handset will probably cost between Rs 14,500 – Rs 15,000 in the Indian market.
The Redmi Note 7 was available in 3/32GB, 4/64GB and 6/64GB configuration. The Pro version might go with the 6/128GB and 8/256GB configuration. It may be backed by the same 4,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ LTPS display and a 13MP selfie camera.
Xiaomi has not yet given an official launch date but if this leak is genuine, we may see a teaser soon.
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