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Honor View 20 teased by Amazon India ahead of Global Debut

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Honor launched the Honor V20 yesterday in China. The device packed some impressive specifications and costs 2,999 Yuan (approximately Rs.31,000) for the 6/128GB variant and 3,499 Yuan (approximately Rs.36,000) for the 8/128GB variant and the Moschino variant is priced at 3,999 Yuan (approximately Rs.41,000). With that said, the device is about to make its global debut as Honor View 20 on the 22nd of January in France.

Today, the company has teased the Honor View 20 in Amazon India. According to the poster, the device will retail exclusively through Amazon in India. Despite being teased, we don’t expect the handset to be available before the global launch.

Other than the change in name, the specifications of the Honor View20 resemble the Honor V20. Recalling specifications, the processor used in the handset is Huawei’s own 7nm chipset, the HiSilicon Kirin 980 which is the same chipset used in Huawei’s own flagships Huawei Mate 20 series, Huawei Nova 4 and Honor’s own Honor Magic 2 flagship.

There are three variants for the device. The base model will feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, another variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage while the higher variant will have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There’s also a special edition Moschino variant, which comes with 8 GB RAM & 256GB internal storage.

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The Honor V20 will harness the power of AI for enhancing the camera performance. The phone also has Huawei’s Link Turbo technology, which helps to achieve faster transfer rates by combining LTE and Wi-Fi networks.

Triple horizontally stacked rear cameras will be present on the handset where the primary sensor is a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with support for up to 960 fps slow-motion recording. The secondary camera is a 3D TOF sensor instead of a depth sensor, telephoto sensor or wide-angle cameras like other Huawei or Honor phones.

The in-display camera will have a 25 MP sensor for capturing pixel-perfect selfies. There is be a whopping 4000 mAh battery coupled with 22.5W fast-charging.

In terms of software, it runs on EMUI 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The leaked poster shows the smartphone in three color options- Red, Blue, and Black.

The smartphone is expected to be priced below Rs.40,000 similar to the Chinese pricing. We’ll get to know the exact pricing when the brand launches the handset in India. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

Honor View20 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 128/256GB internal storage
  • 48 MP primary + 3D TOF secondary camera
  • 25 MP front camera
  • 4000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging

Hey there!! This is Subin and I'm from the southern part of India. CS Engineer | Tech Enthusiast.

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Realme to Launch a “Premium Killer” Phone with 64MP Samsung GW1 Sensor Soon!

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A few weeks ago we reported that Samsung will be using their new Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 in Galaxy A70s. This has a massive 64MP camera solution while the highest resolution in the market is 48MP which is of IMX586/Samsung GM1 sensor. Today Realme CEO Madhav Sheth via twitter has confirmed that the company will be introducing the world’s first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 largest 1/1.72″ sensor and 1.6µm pixel. In addition, he also said that the phone will be launched in India first. We’re expecting the device to be launched in India as Realme X Pro.

Madhav has also shared an image which was taken on their new Realme device with a 64MP GW1 sensor. There is a 64MP AI Quad camera watermark on the image. Hence it’s clear that this should be first quad camera phone for realme. This is the first phone to be launched in India after the debut of Realme 3 Pro in India.

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The 64MP GW1 sensor uses pixel-merging Tetra cell technology and remosaic algorithm to produce 16MP photos in low-light environments and detailed 64MP pictures in brighter settings. The mechanism is the same as the 48MP sensor. There’s support for Super PD on board which means the high-performance phase detection autofocus tech.

The sensor is also capable of real-time HDR of up to 100-decibels to produce richer hues. Apparently, the sensor is capable of full-HD recording at 480 fps for smooth cinematic slow-mo videos. This is a major advantage of the sensor. There is no information regarding the date of the debut, we expect the launch by Q3/ first Q4 2019.

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LG W series Launching in India on June 26th!

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For the last 2 weeks, LG has been teasing out their new phone which will be launched under the new W series. The W series is supposed to be a budget series like the Samsung M series. The company has sent out media invites for its new launch. The event is scheduled for June 26th; which is on Wednesday. The smartphone is “Amazon Special”, hence it will be available for purchase in India exclusively through Amazon and most likely it will be not available on offline markets.

The company didn’t reveal the name of its new phone under W series. However, there are reports that the device will be called LG W10. Some information of the device has been leaked online.

The company has teased that the notch on top of the display of the device can be customized as per the user’s mood or can get rid of it. So it’s confirmed that the device will have a notch display, unfortunately, we don’t have any information regarding the size of the display.

Talking about optics, the smartphone has a triple rear camera setup. The teaser confirms about the triple rear cameras. It also reveals that the device will carry support for Wide Angle image capabilities. So one of the sensors will be wide angle one. The device will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The details regarding fast charging aren’t available yet. The device will last for 2 days for a normal user as the device is coupled with a 12nm chip. The device will also support the company’s Boombox proprietary sound technology. The device will run Android Pie out of the box on top company’s typical LG UI.

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Talking about security it has a back-mounted fingerprint sensor and at this moment the details regarding face unlock are unavailable. The smartphone will be launched in three different color options. Unfortunately, we don’t know which colors they’re offering. Talking about the pricing, the details are not available yet. The teasers say that it will have a “pocket-worthy price tag” and “never before prices”, so we’re expecting that the device will be priced aggressively. To know more information regarding the device, we’ll have to wait for a few more days. As the launch event is scheduled for June 26th.

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Redmi 7A Passes Various Certification Authorities, Global Launch Soon!

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Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is reportedly planning to launch another smartphone outside its home market. Famous tipster Roland Quandt recently revealed that the Redmi 7A Global is ready to debut for the European market and has been spotted at some retailers in Eastern Europe. The Chinese manufacturer launched the device in China last month.

A report by DealnTech reveals that the Redmi 7A has been certified in a number of global markets. As per the source, the smartphone has now been certified by the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission), IMDA in Singapore, TKDN in Indonesia and NBTC in Thailand suggesting an imminent and widespread launch. The certification reveals that the model number M1093C3EG is a global variant of the Redmi 7A.

The company is yet to announce anything about the global launch of the Redmi 7A but according to the latest rumors, it will arrive in July 2019. The specifications of the device are likely to stay the same with minor adjustments.

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The Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD+ 2.5D curved display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 256GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, it has a single 13MP rear sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash and aided by AI algorithms to improve imagery. On the front, it offers a 5MP AI camera with Beauty Mode. It runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 10W charging capacity. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n. GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a microUSB and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The Redmi 7A is priced at 549 Yuan (Rs 5,500 approx) for the 2GB/16GB variant, 599 Yuan (Rs 6,000 approx) for the 2GB/32GB variant and 799 Yuan (Rs 8000) for the 3GB/32GB variant.

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