After completing this year’s portfolio of flagships, HTC seems to be working on next generation of flagships for next year. The Taiwanese manufacturer has seen a rapid decline of 53% year-on-year drop of August, but is still looking forward to make its way back into the market.
Though HTC focuses on mid-range smartphones but they do tend to release handsets on the flagship range like the U12 Plus launched back in May this year. The new report comes from the LinkedIn profile of Kevin Kio, one of the senior radio engineers in the company.
The report says that the handset manufacturer is in the initial phase of sampling Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. The latest chipset will be introducing brand new 7nm process resulting in higher performance at low cost. The latest high-end offering from Qualcomm will be on par compared to companies like Huawei and Apple with their own Kirin 980 and Apple A12 chipsets respectively.
HTC is also looking to adopt the next 5G network using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem. While most of the companies will go for Snapdragon X24 4G LTE, they have X50 as an alternative which is the fastest 5G capable modem. This reason alone may put manufacturers behind like Samsung with its 4G supported Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship. Reports state that 5G network will able to provide download speeds of 2Gbps and can go upto 4Gbps after the network gets widely adopted.
The name of the smartphone is still not clear but it will likely come with a tall display with QHD+ resolution. Since its predecessor came with Super LCD6, we expect to see a Super LCD7 protected by the Gorilla Glass 6. Other expected features include 6GB RAM, dual cameras and a battery supporting fast charging.
The company will have to take a new road developing more powerful and feature rich flagship which will guarantee its survival on the cut-throat smartphone industry. Also, the decreasing sales in the mid-range segment means the company will have to target other segments like flagship-line.
Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro & Redmi Go to Launch Soon in the Indian market
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi launched its Redmi Note 7 smartphone last week in China. The Chinese manufacturer has already confirmed that it will be launching the Redmi note 7 Pro smartphone next month. The company is also rumoured to launch the Redmi Go Android Go smartphone.
Now, according to a new report, the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Go will launch in India before the end of first quarter. This claim is in line with the recent leak by tipster Ishan Agarwal.
The Redmi Note 7 was launched in China last week and is expected to be the successor to the Redmi Note 5 in the Indian market. Compared to its predecessor the Note 7 is a huge upgrade in many areas which means the Redmi Note 7 could be priced higher. The smartphone features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 2080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It houses a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core chipset paired with an Adreno 512 GPU.
The phone’s highlight is its 48MP + 5MP rear cameras and a 13MP camera on the front. It is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging support and comes with an IR blaster and USB type-C port.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro was recently teased to come with a 48MP Sony IMX sensor on the rear instead of Redmi Note 7’s 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 Sensor. It will house an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core chipset which will be superior to Note 7’s SD 660. The handset comes at a price tag of CNY 1,499 (Rs 15,750 approx) in China.
As for the Redmi Go smartphone, there is not much information available about it. The handset was recently certified by various agencies including the FCC, EEC and SIRIM Malaysia. It is rumoured to come with a 5.9 inch display and run Android 9 Pie Go Edition out of the box.
Nostalgic Moto Razr to make a Comeback, as a Foldable Phone!
One of the most loved cellphone in the history the Motorola Razr is coming back as an high end device. The device will be an foldable one and expected to be priced at $1500. The return of the phone isn’t confirmed yet, it’s still just a rumour.
Things have changed over time, and Motorola is now owned by Lenovo. The company is bringing back the nostalgic device in an high end segment. For most of the users that was the first “cool” cellphone that they have used.
As per Wall Street Journal report, the phone will be launched somewhere in February. The device is said to be exclusive for Verizon in the US.
As said earlier the device is rumoured to be a foldable one and the Moto by Lenovo could actually beat Samsung in the segment. However we don’t have more information on the device like the internals.
Remember the Razr? Motorola's once-popular flip phone is being revived—this time as a $1,500 smartphone with a foldable screen. https://t.co/rLYHstwAEg
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 16, 2019
Reports suggest that the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855, the most powerful chip in the market and will be coming with a foldable OLED screen. However the screen will not break or crease. This is all about the information we’ve got about the device.
The less interesting part of high end devices, the pricing, as said earlier the phone is supposed to be priced at $1500.
As mentioned above, the phone is supposed to be launched somewhere in February, so we don’t have to wait more for the specifications of the device. Adding to this, Wall Street Journal reported that the company would manufacture 200,000 units, so there wouldn’t be a massive availability for the device. Summing it up we can understand that the device is going to be a Limited edition one, and will be a pretty pricey one.
Vivo Apex 2019 to be unveiled in China on 24th January!
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to unveil their latest smartphone, the Vivo Apex 2019 in China on January 24. The first Vivo Apex was first shown as a concept in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last year, and had a 98 percent screen- to- body ratio. The news of the new launch comes amidst the rising competition in the smartphone market.
Vivo had recently teased the launch of a new smartphone on January 24th in China, and it was speculated that the device will be the Apex 2019. Now, the poster released by the company confirms that the device launching on 24 January is indeed the Vivo Apex 2019.
Reports claims that the device is codenamed as “The Waterdrop“, and will be coming with a full screen display, without any kind of notch,bezels or physical buttons. It is expected that the Vivo will introduce advanced gestures and pressure sensitive buttons to ease the navigation on board the Apex 2019.
“A year ago, Vivo APEX portrayed a new world of full screens. A year later, #vivo APEX 2019# evolved again, using technology to wake up to the future. See you on January 24.”, the caption on the poster released by Vivo about the unveil said, when translated.
Rumors suggests that the Apex 2019 might come with a 8GB RAM configuration. But considering the features of the phone, it is possible that Vivo might also launch a model with higher memory configuration such as 10GB or 12GB of RAM.
Vivo is also expected to offer a sixth generation in-screen fingerprint scanner with larger detection area and improved speed. The Apex 2019 may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, which is manufactured using the 7nm process and offers higher efficiency and performance.
The price and other information about the specifications of the Vivo Apex 2019 is not known as for now. It is also very likely that the Chinese manufacture might showcase the Apex 2019 in the MWC that is scheduled for february in Barcelona.
Upcoming Phones6 days ago
Google Pixel 3 Lite Spotted in Geekbench. Powered by SD710 & 6GB RAM!
Upcoming Phones7 days ago
OPPO Poseidon Spotted on GeekBench. Comes with SD 855
Officially Launched4 days ago
OPPO Showcases 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom & a Bigger UD Fingerprint Scanner
Upcoming Phones6 days ago
Samsung Galaxy M Series to Launch Exclusively in Amazon India on January 28th
Officially Launched5 days ago
Honor 10 Lite Launched in India, Comes with Kirin 710 & 24 MP AI Selfie Camera
Leaks4 days ago
New Apple iPhone Prototype CAD Renders Shows a Radical New Design!
Upcoming Phones6 days ago
LG V40 ThinQ is finally coming to India as an Amazon Exclusive
Upcoming Phones3 days ago
3 Xiaomi Phones gets CMIIT certification. Mi MIX 3 5G, Redmi Go or Redmi Note 7 Pro?