HTC has been launching their flagship phones as the U lineup for quite a time. They launched their current flagship, the U11 Plus last year on November 2017 but had not launched the phone in India. However, they have launched their new phone now, in India as a Flipkart Exclusive, the HTC U11+.
The device will be available to buy on Flipkart from tomorrow at a price of 56,990 rupees. Flipkart has already listed the device with a ‘Coming Soon’ status as seen on other unavailable and oncoming devices.
HTC U11+ has been termed as one of the most innovative flagship smartphones of the year, bringing out innovations such as the Edge-sense display which allows users to access their favorite apps by just squeezing their smartphones.
The phone has personal assistants such as the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built in. The phone has a liquid crystal surface which changes its tone and color based on the lighting conditions. The phone has awesome performance too, owing to its flagship processor. Unfortunately, the launch has been timed late since Snapdragon 845 has been launched now.
HTC U11+ comes with a 6 inch FHD+ display, which has a pixel density of 538 pixel per inch. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with two variants with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of Internal storage.
Speaking of the cameras, the rear camera has a flagship aperture of f/1.7. It also has inbuilt Optical Image stabilisation assisted by a dual-tone LED Flash. The selfie shooter is an 8MP sensor which can record Full HD videos. The phone is fueled by a massive 3930 mAh battery considering that it is a flagship phone.It has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and other sensors.
HTC made headlines as it’s smartphone section was acquired by Google for a handsome sum of money. HTC engineers have been hired to work with Google on its Pixel devices. The company’s patent rights have also been shared to Google.
HTC U11+ Specfications
- 6 inch 18:9 Quad HD display
- Snapdragon 835
- 4/6GB RAM
- 64/128GB internal storage
- 12MP Ultrapixel rear camera/8 MP front camera
- 3930mAh battery
Coolpad Mega 5A Launched in India, Comes with 18:9 Display & will be Offline only.
Coolpad has launched its latest budget smartphone in India. Dubbed Coolpad Mega 5A, it is the successor to the Coolpad Mega 4A launched this year in April. Compared to other Chinese manufacturers, the company has taken a complete opposite way by making the device offline-exclusive.
Syed Tajuddin, CEO of Coolpad India says on the launch
Coolpad is committed to offer best in class products, feature rich products that are priced right. Running on 8.1 Android Oreo, with a great screen display and a powerful battery life, Coolpad Mega 5A will set another industry benchmark which is tough to match. We have adopted an aggressive channel expansion strategy with offline channel as our primary focus area. India is a key market for Coolpad, and we will be launching a range of products that will cater to wider audience base.
The Coolpad Mega 5A features a 5.45 inch IPS InCell display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9850k chipset clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with further expandable option with a microSD card up to 128GB.
In a optics department, it sports a dual camera setup on the rear consisting a 8MP primary sensor and a 0.3MP VGA sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and LED flash. On the front it offers a 5MP camera sensor with selfie flash.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 2,500 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, Micro-USB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For security there is a circular fingerprint sensor at the back placed below the camera.
The Coolpad Mega 5A will be available in Gold color options at a price tag of Rs 6,999 from today onwards in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. At this price range, it will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Nokia 2.1 which are available through both online and offline channels.
Coolpad Mega 5A specifications
- 5.45 inch 18:9 FHD IPS InCell display
- 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC9850k chipset
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 8MP + VGA rear
- 5MP front with selfie flash
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 2,500 mAh battery
Oppo F9 Launched in Vietnam & Philippines, Features a Tiny Notch!
Oppo recently listed the Oppo R17 on its official website and now the Chinese manufacturer has made the Oppo F9 official in Vietnam and Philippines. The handset will be eventually launched in other South Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. In India, the device is expected to be renamed as Oppo F9 Pro.
The Oppo F9 comes with glass material on its front and back side. The textured rear back contains a fingerprint sensor for security.There is a small “water-drop” notch on the front similar to the R17 which takes the screen-to-body ratio up to 90.8 %. It features a 6.3 inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9.
Under the hood, it is powered by a Helio P60 chipset couple clocked at 2.0 GHz and coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with further expandable memory options. A higher variant with 6GB RAM which was spotted in GeekBench may be launched in some specific markets.
In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup of 16MP + 2MP configuration in the rear while offering a AI powered 25MP camera on the front which can shoot good images in any type of condition with its HDR hardware and AI algorithms. It runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with support for VOOC charging technology which claims to give 2 hours of battery life for just 5 minutes of charging.
In Vietnam, the Oppo F9 is already up for pre-orders at a price tag of VND 7,990,000 (Rs 23,500 approx) and will go on sale from August 24. In Philippines, the handset is priced PHP 17,990 (Rs 21,775) while the pre-orders and official sale will go from August 24 and August 29 respectively. It will be available in Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple color options. In India, the teaser campaign has already started and is expected to be launched in the August 21 launch event.
Oppo F9 Specifications
- 6.3 inch LTPS IPS LCD display
- Helio P60 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 16MP + 2MP rear camera
- AI powered 25MP front
- 3,500 mAh battery
iPhone X Lookalike Motorola P30 launched in China. Also Launched Z3 & E5 Plus.
As scheduled, Motorola has finally unveiled the Motorola P30 in China, today on August 15. Additionally, the Lenovo-backed Motorola has also launched the flagship Motorola Z3 and the budget E5 Plus devices (already launched earlier). As leaked earlier, the device is the first Moto smartphone to debut with a notch and seems to be heavily inspired by the likes of iPhone X.
The all new Moto P30 matches the iPhone X with a Notch above the display which is wide enough, and the vertically stacked dual rear camera setup on the back. It comes with a ceramic glass sandwich design with rounded corners in white and black colour options. We also have an option to choose the gradient blue-purple colour which appears to be heavily influenced by the twilight version of the Huawei P20. The only thing that is evidently original to Motorola is its logo at the back which also doubles up as a fingerprint reader.
The Moto P30 comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246×1080 pixels) notched display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a 2.5D glass layered on top.
The phone packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM at its core, with options of 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage. Moreover, Motorola claims to utilise AI-powered graphics acceleration to render smooth gaming experience in the P30.
In the Optics department, the Moto P30 gets a 16 megapixel (f/1.8)+ 5-megapixel (f/2.2) dual camera set up at the rear with AI-based scene recognition and portrait mode, AR mode along with an LED flash. While a 12-megapixel selfie shooter with an LED flash and facial recognition sensors sits at the notch upfront.
On the software front, instead of Stock Android, the P30 boots Lenovo’s ZUI 4.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. Powering the phone is a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The phone also retains the 3.5mm jack which Motorola forgot to remove while copying the iPhone X.
Jokes apart, the Moto P30 will go on sale in China starting September 15, at a price of CNY 2,099 (roughly Rs 21,300) for the base variant and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs 25,400) for the top end variant. As of now, we don’t have any info regarding the global launch. Stay tuned for more updates.
Moto P30 Specifications
- 6.2″ FHD+ 19:9 display
- Snapdragon 636
- 6GB RAM
- 64/128GB Internal Storage
- 16+5MP Rear Camera
- 12MP Front Camera
- Android 8.0
Motorola has also launched their Motorola Z3 & Motorola E5 Plus alongside P30 in China, both of which were launched earlier in US & Brazil respectively and E5 Plus in India.
In China, Z3 is priced at 3999 Yuan or 41.5K INR (approx) and E5 Plus costs 1299 Yuan or 13.5K INR (approx) for the 3/32GB variant and 1699 Yuan or 17.5K INR (approx) for the 4/64GB variant,
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