Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has been reported to be working on a smartphone codenamed “Imagine Life”. If rumours are to be believed this is the HTC U12 Life, which will succeed the last year’s HTC U11 Life. This speculation comes from the fact that HTC U12 Plus was codenamed “Imagine”. Now key specifications of the device have been leaked online on a report by Android Authority.
According to the list, the HTC U12 Life will feature a 6 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9 which means it will not have a notch. It’s quite an upgrade from the 5.2 inch 16:9 display on the predecessor. But it display configuration matches with the U12 Plus flagship smartphone. There will be rear mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
Under the hood, it will be powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Though it is mentioned in a single variant, the possibility of multiple variants exist as well. In the optics department, it will feature a dual camera setup of 16MP + 5MP configuration that supports 4K video. In the front it will be downgraded from a dual selfie camera to a higher resolution 13MP camera combined with a selfie flash. It will be backed by a 3,600 mAh battery that will be enough to last a day with heavy usage.
The HTC U11 came pre-loaded with Android Oreo which means the U12 Life may run the final version of Android P likely to be launched in the next month. It will support Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and more. The revealed specs put it against the likes of Nokia X6/6.1 Plus and Redmi Note 5 Pro, but the pricing won’t be on the same range. The release date and availability is yet to be confirmed by the company which is expected soon.
NOTE: The phone on the featured image is HTC U12 Plus, not U12 Life.
Redmi K20 Leaked Poster Reveals it’s Powered by Snapdragon 730!
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is all set to launch its first flagship smartphone, the Redmi K20 on May 28. The smartphone is being touted to come with tons of features with an affordable price tag giving a tough competition to recently launched flagships such as the OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro. The Redmi K20 series will have two smartphones: a regular variant and a Pro variant.
Xiaomi has already confirmed that the K20 will come with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset but didn’t specify whether it stands for either or both of them. Without any doubt, the processor will be powering the Pro variant. Now a new poster has revealed the chipset on the regular non-pro variant.
According to the poster spotted at a Mi store, the Redmi K20 will house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 which also powers the Samsung Galaxy A80. The 8nm chipset was announced by Qualcomm back in April with the SD 665 and the SD 730G. The SD 730 is an octa-core chipset with a 2+6 Kyro 460 core arrangement and has Adreno 618GPU, a Hexagon 688 DSP, Qualcomm’s Hexagon Tensor accelerator and a computer vision ISP that allows 4K HDR video recording with bokeh effect.
The poster further confirms the Redmi K20 will feature a full-screen display, a pop-up selfie camera, triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary camera. There will be a 7th generation in-screen fingerprint scanner along with a 4,000 mAh battery. It will run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) May 25, 2019
From previous reports, we know the Redmi K20 will be available in Red and Blue color variants. We saw the Red color variant in the official image released by the company. Though many fans have suspected it to be a render, Xiaomi’s director of product management revealed that it is a real photo. Other features of the handset include DC dimming, a 3.5 mm audio jack and Game Mode 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy M40 & A10s Launching Soon in India
Samsung launched its M series smartphones earlier this year. They launched some devices like M10, M20 & M30, with these devices they were back to the budget segment. Now a new device is going to be launched in the series i.e M40. A few weeks ago we reported that M40 was spotted in geekbench and as per geekbench the device was coupled by Snapdragon 675.
Some sources reveal that M40 will be launched soon in the country. A device named Galaxy A10s will be also launched with Galaxy M40. The Galaxy A10s has the model number SM-A107, which would be the variant of already launched A10.
The Galaxy M40 will spot a 6.3 inch super AMOLED display coupled with Snapdragon 675. As we said above, it was spotted in geekbench with the chipset. The chip was used in devices like Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A70 etc.
It is expected to be paired with 6GB RAM and a massive 5000 mAh battery. The device would launch in India under the price tag of ₹ 25,000. The device would be available in Black, Blue and Orange colours. Reports say that Samsung is on work of another Galaxy M30 with model number SM-M307 which would be launched as M30s.
The high-end series ‘A’ smartphones are also under work with model numbers SM-A907 and SM-A908N. We don’t when actually these devices would launch. The Galaxy A10s was recently spotted in Geekbench website with MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which is an octa-core processor. The smartphone will be coupled with 2GB RAM like the Galaxy A10. The phone will come with Android Pie on top of OneUI. We don’t have information about the device right now.
Redmi K20 Hands On Leaked, Official Images & Posts Reveal In Display FP, AMOLED display & More!
Ahead of the launch of Redmi‘s flagships, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, photos of the smartphone have surfaced online getting the fans more excited and stuff to talk about.
The photos reveal a button on the left side dedicated to Xiaomi’s virtual assistant.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) May 22, 2019
Redmi has already confirmed that the K20 will feature a 48MP primary camera, 4000 mAh battery, 960 fps slow-mo video recording and now it revealed that it will feature a seventh-gen optical in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The company said the fingering sensor is equipped with a 3P lens and has 7.2µm ultra-large pixels. It has a 100% higher photo-sensitive area, 15% more scanning area and is 30% more accurate than previous generation scanners.
The UD fingerprint scanner on the notch-less Redmi K20 features DSP acceleration technology that increases its unlock speed by 10% compared to the previous generation while increasing the success rate by 30% under direct light and low temperature.
Also, here’s the first look at Redmi K20 from the back, take a look:
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