Honor already teased the launch of their next flagship Honor Note 10 in China. So it logical that the device will appear on a few benchmarking sites before launch. And as expected it was spotted in GeekBench with model number HUAWEI RVL-AL09 which matches with its codename Ravel. The device was also previously certified by Chinese certification authority.
Take a look at the listing:
The listing reveals that the phablet is powered by an unknown chipset with 8 cores clocked at 1.84 GHz. This is likely the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset present on Huawei Honor 10. It is coupled with 6GB RAM and runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It managed to score 1901 points in the single core test while maintain a 6818 points on the multi-core test. The scores are almost on the same level as the Huawei P20 pro.
This points to a hefty flagship with top level specs. The President of Honor himself revealed in Chinese media platform Weibo that they would be making a larger version of the Honor 10 and be will be using the device for a while. From earlier reports, we know that the Honor Note 10 will feature a massive 6.9 2K (1,440p) Super AMOLED display which is supplied by Samsung. There was also a rumour of the device being backed by a 6,000 mAh battery which turned out to be fake. A couple of live-images of the device was leaked earlier this week showing a glossy glass back with dual rear cameras stacked in a vertical position in the middle, reminding the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
The last Note smartphone was launched two years back after which the Note 9 was skipped. The company is expected to return with a bang and bring some innovative tech not seen before. The new Weibo teaser hints that the device’s launch is around the corner.
Mi 8 Pro Global Lauch Confirmed by Company
According to the latest news, Xiaomi has confirmed the global launch of their flagship device, Mi 8 Pro. Donovan Sung, Xiaomi’s Global spokesperson, disclosed in a tweet that the device will be launched soon in global markets where Xiaomi is present, putting and end for the wait.
Take a look at the post:
#Mi8Pro unboxing shots. This gorgeous phone comes with in-display fingerprint technology and is available in multiple colors, including an edition with a transparent back.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) September 21, 2018
The Mi 8 Pro have some major upgrades from its predecessor, the Mi 8, with the main feature upgrade being the on- screen fingerprint scanner. When Mi 8 was launched, the company decided to go with the popular rear mounted fingerprint scanner, while most other flagships had started using the on- screen fingerprint scanner technology which raised a few eye brows.
Apart from the on-screen finger print scanner, the Mi 8 Pro comes packed with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8GHz. It will be available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants along with 128 GB non- expandable storage. The Mi 8 Pro sports a 6.26-inch AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9.
In the camera department the Mi 8 Pro sports an AI assisted 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras. The primary camera has an aperture of f/1.8 while second camera has an aperture of f/2.4. The front cam has a 20MP lens capable of applying 3D beauty effects and AI portrait mode.
As said at the beginning, the Mi 8 Pro comes with an on- screen fingerprint scanner and also support IR based face unlock that we have seen earlier in the Poco F1. It has a wider notch to accommodate the IR face unlock sensor. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top. The device is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Apart from the Ochre Black and Twilight Gold variants, the Mi 8 Pro will be available in a translucent glass back similar to the Mi 8 Explorer edition. The global roll out of the Mi 8 Pro is expected to start in October, most likely to begin from Europe. As for now there is no information about the India launch or price of the Mi 8 Pro.
Nokia Schedules a Launch Event in October 4th, Nokia 7.1 Plus Expected!
HMD Global is expected to release next Nokia phone, the Nokia X7 in China soon with the smartphone being subjected to multiple leaks in the past few days. The Nokia X7 will be the third smartphone in the X-series after Nokia X6 and Nokia X5 which was rebranded as Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus in overseas respectively. Similarly Nokia X7 will also be rebranded as Nokia 7.1 Plus in International markets.
Now the Finnish company has scheduled an event on October 4 in London where the Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to be unveiled though no official confirmation has been released. It is also possible that the company goes for the Nokia 9 sporting 5 cameras which have also popped up in multiple leaks in the past.
The Nokia X7/7.1 Plus leaked renders shows similar design to that of the Nokia 6.1 Plus sporting a glass body with a metal frame sandwiched in between. The renders shows clearly that it will sport a notched display following its predecessors. It will likely come with an FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixel) resolution with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Nokia 7.1 Plus is rumoured to be powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which will be the first smartphone in the International market to come with this chipset.
In the rear, there is dual camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement with an LED flash module. The device will features Carl Zeiss optics and a small camera bump with the volume and power button on the right side. There is a circular fingerprint sensor placed below the cameras and the company logo following it. Rumours point to a larger battery with support for fast 18W charging. It is expected to come with the latest Android 9 Pie and be priced around Rs 25,000 approx.
Nokia 5.1 Plus to be Launched on September 24, To be Flipkart exclusive
HMD Global announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus last month in the Indian market. However the company didn’t reveal the price of the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Now, a teaser of the Nokia 5.1 Plus was spotted on Flipkart today confirming the handset will be available through purchase in India exclusively through their platform. The teaser also reveals that the device will be launch on September 24 at 2:00 PM IST, where it will be revealing the pricing information.
It is also to be noted that the teaser reveals the hashtag #GameOn, which was previously reported to be that Nokia is working on a gaming phone, so that actually was a teaser for this phone and not a gaming phone.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.86 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of the top notch. Under the hood it is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek HelioP60 processor clocked at 2GHz. It will be coupled with 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded by a microSD card.
In the optics department, the Indian variant sports a 13MP camera sensor with PDAF, LED flash and AI assisted features while the front offers an 8MP camera sensor for selfies and video calling. It will run stock Android 8.1 Oreo unlike the Chinese variant and will be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. There is a rear mounted fingerprint scanner though it supports Face Unlock too. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone and a USB Type-C port.
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