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.
Realme U1 to launch in India on Nov 28 as an Amazon Exclusive
Recently, we heard the rumours of Realme working on a selfie-centric U-series smartphone. Now, before leaks could popularise the device, the company has announced the debut date of the same by putting a teaser on the e-commerce giant Amazon.
As per the landing page on Amazon.in, the Realme U1 is touted to bear the “Most Powerful Selfie Camera Ever” backed by a high-res depth engine with accurate AI detection. Furthermore, it will feature a dew-drop notch and also will be the first smartphone to debut with MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. The device is scheduled to unveil on the 28th of November, at 12:30 PM IST.
To recall, Madhav Seth, CEO, Realme India previously confirmed that Realme would be the first one to make use of new MediaTek Helio P70 chipset built on the 12nm FinFet process. This freshly unveiled chipset bears four Cortex A73 performance cores coupled with four low-powered Cortex A53 cores that are clocked at 2.1GHz along with a dedicated co-processor for performing AI tasks, offering significant improvements concerning performance and efficiency over the Helio P60 used on the first gen Realme 1.
Apart from the dew-drop notch and chipset, we don’t have much information regarding the device. Although, an earlier GeekBench listing suggested the phone to come with Android 8.1 Oreo and 4GB of RAM.
That being said, the Realme U1 will be the fifth smartphone by the company under the third U-series lineup. With just four devices, Realme has witnessed a phenomenal growth regarding sales. They have also expanded to countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. Apart from this, the company has gone through certain events like the recent price hike followed by the logo change.
This new Selfie pro might be a game-changer for the company if priced correctly. Given that the launch is around a week to go, let’s wait and watch. Stay tuned.
Oppo to bring their R series to India Soon! Teased Officially.
If you know Oppo‘s Indian market strategy, then you know they’ve always operated below 25K category, and they’ve always been in the market with midrangers. Only recently they launched their flagship Oppo Find X in India, and that too haven’t been seen a lot of push from the company in terms of advertisement and marketing.
Take a look at this newest post from Oppo on it’s social channels:
— OPPO Mobile India (@oppomobileindia) November 19, 2018
Oppo is brining their R series to India.
In case you’re not familar with R series, that’s their flagship series, which was historically been used as a basic framework by OnePlus for their phones. Even the latest Oppo R17 Pro/RX17 Pro and OnePlus 6T looks remarkably similar to each other.
If indeed Oppo is bringing in Oppo R17 Pro/RX17 Pro to India, that’s a huge step for the brand as it’ll push the brand’s image as not only an offline brand, but also as a premium brand in India.
Talking about Oppo R17 Pro, it does resemble OnePlus 6T alot, but has a distinctive gradient finish and also has triple cameras on the back.
It is a flagship in terms of everything other than the SoC, as this one is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, instead of SD845 from flagships.
On the front, it boasts a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9.The display also houses an in display fingerprint scanner, much like the one on OnePlus 6T.
And on the back, this phone comes with a Triple camera setup (12 MP wide angle + 20MP primary + TOF 3D stereo camera). The phone is powered by a 3700mAh battery too.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) to launch in India on November 20
Recently, we have had the reports of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) coming to India in November. Now, given that we are already in mid of the month, Samsung has officially confirmed that the device will be unveiled in the country on 20th of November.
The South Korean giant has sent media invites for the launch event, which will be held in Gurugram on November 20. Following the same, the company has also confirmed the launch date in an official video. In the meanwhile, Amazon and Flipkart have created landing pages for the upcoming new smartphone, indicating that it won’t be exclusive to one and instead, will be sold via both of them. Interested ones can register using the “Notify me” button. We expect the phone to retail in offline markets as well.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has not one, two, but a total of four rear cameras as its USP, further making it the world’s first smartphone to bear four rear cameras.
Coming to the specs, the device comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clubbed with 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.
As mentioned, the A9 (2018) bears a Quad-camera setup at the back, featuring a 24MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture 8MP wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 10MP sensor with 2X optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture. On the front it sports a 24MP camera for selfies and video calling. The camera app is equipped with nifty features like customisable Live Focus, AI-based scene optimiser, AR emojis and more.
On the software front, it runs Samsung UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a massive 3,800 mAh battery. A fingerprint scanner is given at the rear for unlocking the device. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5,0, NFC, USB Type-C and A-GPS.
As far as the pricing is concerned, according to the source code in listing on Samsung’s official Indian website, the smartphone will come at a price tag of Rs 39,000 which we think is for the higher-end variant with 8/128GB RAM and storage while the 6/128GB model is expected to come at around Rs. 35,000. The device will directly compete with the recently launched OnePlus 6T at that price tag. That being said, stay tuned for the launch event.
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