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Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X are now Official

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After a long mill of leaks and rumors, the Chinese giant Huawei has finally unveiled its Mate 20-series flagships i.e. the Huawei Mate 20 and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphones at an event held in London. The main highlights of both the phones are the new Kirin 980 SoC, a triple camera setup, and the new AI capabilities coupled with flagship grade specifications and nifty features.

Talking about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro first, it comes with a 6.39-inch OLED display with a Quad-HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio, aided by a regular notch which as reported earlier, packs in a 3D depth-sensing camera system (including IR sensor, dot projector, ambient light sensor, and flood illuminator) on its front that allows for face unlocking. The screen to body ratio here is 86.3%, also, it gets the perks of having an In-Display Fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC based on 7nm Finfet process and is claimed by the company to provide up to 51 percent faster launch times. For storage expansion, the device bears the world’s first nano MicroSD card slot on a smartphone.

Further, it packs an optically stabilized triple camera set up at the back in a squircle module. The camera specs here include a 40-megapixel main sensor with f/.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor which allows for 3 times optical zoom and up to 5X hybrid zoom, similar to the P20 Pro. The company claims the camera sensor on the primary 40MP shooter of the device to be largest it has ever produced.

For selfies, it gets a 24-megapixel front-facing shooter. The camera app also comes with an Underwater mode to optimize the shots taken while submerged in water and users also can also click macro shots as near as 2.5cm.

Powering the phone is a 4,200mAh battery which supports a whopping 40W Huawei SuperCharge technology, claimed to be 440% faster than the iPhone XS stock charger and juicing up 70% of charge in just 30 minutes. Interestingly, the device also supports Wireless Charging and is capable of charging other wireless devices as well using the Reverse Wireless Charge feature (world’s first smartphone to do so).

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On the software front, the device runs on new EMUI 9 software over Android 9 Pie which new incorporates the iPhone X-like gesture-based navigation system.

While the software and the processor remain the same on the sibling Mate 20, it differs in quite a lot of ways as far as the other terms are concerned.

The Huawei Mate 20 comes with a water drop notch display having a Full-HD+ resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels in an 18:7:9 aspect ratio. The display bears a screen to body ratio of 88.08% and the brightness maxes out at a 820nits.

For photography, the handset features a three-camera design on its rear, consisting of an ultra wide-angle f/2.2 lens with a 16-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle f/1.8 lens with a 12-megapixel sensor, and 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, aided by OIS and advanced AI features.

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The battery here is a slightly smaller 4000mAh power cell coupled with the Huawei SuperCharge technology (no 40W, the one on this is the same from old Mate 10).

Other major difference is the lack of In-display FP, instead, it relies on software-based Face Unlock and the physical fingerprint scanner at the back. It is also worth noting that the Mate 20 Pro comes with an IP68 water resistance rating, while the Mate 20 doesn’t have any water resistance.

Further, the Chinese giant has launched the Porsche Edition Mate 20 RS and the productivity-centric Mate 20X. The Mate 20 RS is a beefed up Mate 20 Pro with 8GB RAM/256GB and 8GB RAM/512GB storage options, available in Red and Blue color options. Its back is made of leather and glass and it lacks triple camera setup.

The Huawei Mate 20X, on the other hand, comes with a large 77.2-inch OLED display at a 1080p resolution and supports the Huawei M-Pen that is a stylus which can detect 4036 levels of pressure to make drawing and taking notes more convenient. Further, it comes with 40MP Ultra wide angle Triple Cameras, a 5000mAh Battery, IP53 Water & Dust resistance and Graphene Film + Vapor Chamber Cooling system.

The Huawei Mate 20 is priced at €799 (roughly Rs. 67,800) for the 4GB/128GB variant while the one with 6GB of RAM is set at €849 (roughly Rs. 72,000), while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a price tag of €1050 (roughly Rs. 89,000) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. The gaming Mate 20X is pitted at €899 (roughly Rs. 76,00) for the 6/128GB model.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications

  • 6.39 inch 2k Display 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Kirin 980 SoC
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 40-megapixel primary sensor with f/.8 aperture + 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture + 8 megapixel telephoto sensor
  • 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 4200mAh battery
  • 40W Super Charge fast charging

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ Display 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Kirin 980 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/.8 aperture + 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture + 8 megapixel telephoto sensor
  • 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 22.5W Super Charge fast charging

Huawei Mate 20X Specifications

  • 7.2 inch FHD+ Display 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Kirin 980 SoC
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 40-megapixel primary sensor with f/.8 aperture + 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture + 8 megapixel telephoto sensor
  • 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 22.5W Super Charge fast charging

Huawei Mate 20 RS Porche Design Specifications

  • 6.39 inch 2k Display 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Kirin 980 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256/512GB internal storage
  • 40-megapixel primary sensor with f/.8 aperture + 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture + 8 megapixel telephoto sensor
  • 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 4200mAh battery
  • 40W Super Charge fast charging

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Vivo V17 Pro Launched In India! Dual Selfie Pop Up Camera & Quad Cameras on the Back!

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On Friday, Vivo launched the V17 Pro in India, which was anticipated for quite some time. The highlight of the phone is the dual pop-up selfie camera. It is the successor to the V15 Pro which was launched earlier this year. Apart from the dual pop-up selfie camera, there are features like 18W fast charging, bezel-less display and more.

The Vivo V17 Pro comes with a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display having an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen-to-body of 91.65%, probably the highest on a mid-ranger. The phone has a glass build and the front, as well as the back,  is covered by Gorilla Glass 6. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. However, there are no storage variants that offer different RAM and ROM combinations, also, the Vivo V17 Pro doesn’t have support for a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the Vivo V17 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup on the back. On the back, there is a primary 48-megapixel primary Sony IMX582 sensor. Along with that, there is a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, there is a primary 32-megapixel shooter along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens. The Vivo V17 Pro runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Vivo’s own FunTouch OS skin on top.

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The phone comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and packs a 4000mAh battery. Also, there is support for 18W fast charging via the USB-C port. The Vivo V17 Pro comes in two vibrant colors- Glacier Ice and Midnight Ocean. In terms of pricing, the Vivo V17 Pro is priced at Rs. 29,990. The Vivo V17 Pro will go on sale in India via Flipkart, Vivo e-store, and offline stores across the country starting from September 27. The Vivo V17 Pro is available for pre-orders in the country.

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Huawei Launches Mate 30 Series Globally!

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Huawei has expanded its flagship phone lineup today, by introducing the Huawei Mate 30 Series of smartphones. At an event in Munich, Germany, the company has introduced the all-new Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. And it looks like that the leaks were correct in most parts for either of the phones.

Both the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro comes with a camera module that has a kinda circular design, which Huawei calls as Halo Ring Design. Within that circle, there are the camera lenses along with the LED flash. Both the phones come with cameras engineered in collaboration with Leica. However, there are differences in terms of different sensors used on these phones.

The Huawei Mate 30 comes with a primary 40-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture along with an ultra-wide-angle 16-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera, and a laser focus sensor. And well, though the primary sensor remains that same on the Mate 30 Pro, there is a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, with an aperture of f/1.8, and instead of the laser focus sensor, there is a 3D depth sensor. In terms of camera capabilities, Huawei claims a few World’s First Titles for any smartphone like 4K video at 60 fps, 7680fps Ultra slow-mo, 4K HDR+, ISO 51200 for video capturing, real time bokeh for video! There are OIS and AIS image stabilization and support for 3x optical and 30x digital zoom.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a 6.53-inch curved display around all the edges, the first of its kind and Huawei calls it as Horizon Display. The regular Mate 30 has a 6.62-inch flat display. Huawei has also ditched the conventional physical volume rockers and has implemented a touch-sensitive solution instead of that. Not just that, in that notch, Huawei has managed to fit a 3D depth camera, ambient light and proximity sensor, and the standard camera. Along with that, this time, there is also a gesture sensor.

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The Mate 30 Pro packs a bigger 4500mAh battery compared to that of a 4200mAh capacity battery in the Mate 30In terms of charging speeds, both the phones are same as both of them support fast-charging at up to 40W while connected via USB cable. However, there is also 27W wireless charging.

Both the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 990 chipset which was introduced earlier this month at IFA Berlin. The most notable feature is obviously the in-built 5G modem and the company says that, among the 21 total antennas, 14 antennas are there for 5G only. Kirin 990 also improves improves CPU performance, lowers latency and comes with better GPU performance.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be available in four colors- Classic Black, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple and Emerald Green. Apart from these, there are two more options under Vegan Leather Edition- Orange and Forest Green. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with IP68 dust and water resistance. The Huawei Mate has the same color variants, along with Special Vegan Leather Editions. However, it comes with just IP53 rating in terms of dust and water resistance.

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Samsung Galaxy M30s & M10s Launched in India! Comes with Awesome Pricing!

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Samsung is at it again!

Samsung has refreshed some of its M series phones in India, the Galaxy M30s & Galaxy M10s.

Let’s talk about Galaxy M30s first. The Samsung Galaxy M30s is the updated model of Galaxy M30 launched earlier this year.

The Samsung Galaxy M30s comes with a 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display, which is the same panel from the M30.

The phone is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9611 SoC, the same SoC Samsung used in the recently launched Galaxy A50s. The phone comes in two variants, one with 4GB RAM 64GB internal storage and one with 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage.

Coming to the camera, the phone comes with a triple camera setup of consisting of 48MP camera, which uses Samsung’s ISOCELL GM1 sensor that we saw in Redmi Note 7s. There’s also an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP depth sensor which is carried over from M30. On the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera.

The phone comes with a humungous 6000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charger which comes in the box.

Next up, Samsung Galaxy M10s, the updated variant of Galaxy M10. The Galaxy M10s comes with a 6.4inch HD+ TFT LCD display.

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The phone is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7884B SoC, which is a minor upgrade over Exynos 7884 SoC which was used previously.

The phone comes only in one variant, a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant.

Talking about the camera, the phone comes with a dual-camera setup of 13MP primary camera and a 5MP depth sensor. And on the front, there’s an 8MP selfie camera.

The phone is backed up by a 4000mAh battery, which also supports 15W fast charging.

Talking about the prices, the base variant of Galaxy M30s is priced at Rs.13,999 and the 6/128GB variant is priced at Rs.16,999! And the Galaxy M10s is priced at Rs.8,999 for the base variant. Both the phones will be available in Amazon.in exclusively.

Samsung Galaxy M30s Specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9611 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 48+8+5MP triple rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 6,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M10s Specifications

  • 6.4 inch HD+ IPS display
  • Exynos 7884B SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13+5MP dual rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
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