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Huawei Mate X Launched With Foldable Display and 55W Fast Charging!

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Huawei is now officially back in the innovation game by unveiling its foldable phone today in MWC 2019 held at Barcelona. This is not the first time we are witnessing a foldable phone, in fact, Samsung announced its version of the foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold just a few days back in Unpacked event.

It all started with brands trying to reduce the bezels on their devices. We have seen big notches, tear-drop shaped notches, mechanical sliders, and even pop-up selfie cameras. Now. manufacturers are trying to level up the display experience with foldable phones.

Yesterday, we had witnessed a leak which revealed the name of the foldable phone, the Huawei Mate X. The major difference between the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X is the folding mechanism. Galaxy Fold folds inwards to bring the secondary display while the Mate X folds outwards so that the primary display is visible only when it is held in normal mode. 

The Huawei Mate X measures 8-inches when unfolded with a screen resolution of 2480×2200. The aspect ratio when unfolded is 8:7.1. On normal mode, it measures 6.6-inches with 2480×1148 pixel resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The rear side on the other hand measures 6.38-inches with 2480×892 pixel resolution and 25:9 aspect ratio. Check out the entire gallery below.

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Coming to the camera department, there is a triple camera setup on the device. The primary sensor is a 40 MP wide-angle lens while the second 16 MP sensor is ultra wide angle and the third 8 MP one is a telephoto lens. The fingerprint scanner is present on the device and it is embedded in the power button.

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Physical volume control buttons are also not skipped. The brand calls the display technology “sophisticated falcon wing hinge design”. When unfolded, the device is as thin as 5.4mm. This becomes 11mm upon folding. 

The device comes with support for 5G making it the first ever Huawei device to come with 5G connectivity. Under the hood, it is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset. There will be 8 GB of RAM coupled with 512 GB of internal storage. All these are powered by a 4,500mAh battery.

Huawei has equipped a stunning 55W wired fast charging technology in the device, which enables users to charge the device up to 85% in 30 minutes. As far as software is concerned, it will run on EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android Pie. In terms of pricing and availability, it is priced at €2,299 (approximately 1.85 lakhs) and will be available by Q3 of this year.

Huawei Mate X Specifications

  • 8-inch OLED display with 2480 x 2200 pixel resolution(unfolded)
  • 6.6-inch OLED display with 2480 x 1148 pixel resolution(folded)
  • 6.4-inch OLED rear display with 2480 x 892 pixel resolution(folded)
  • Kirin 980 chipset
  • 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens) + 8 MP (Telephoto) triple cameras
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB internal storage
  • EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android Pie
  • 4500 mAh battery with 55W fast charging

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Vivo V15 Launched in India. Comes with Helio P70, 32MP Selfie Camera & Triple Rear Cameras!

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Vivo launched the Vivo V15 smartphone in Thailand earlier this month. It is the watered-down version of the Vivo V15 Pro that has already been launched in India. However the standard Vivo V15 hadn’t made it to the country until now. Vivo officially launched the Vivo V15 in India today.

The Vivo V15 features a larger 6.53 inch 2.5D curved display with a FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Like the Pro version, it misses out a top notch and punch hole and comes with a pop-up mechanism for the front-facing camera.

Under the hood, it houses a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 256GB via a microSD slot. It is a bit different from the Thailand variant which comes with 128GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device sports a triple camera setup at rear with a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a third 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front gets a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with lot of camera modes and features like wide-angle mode, AR stickers, body shape adjustment and scene recognition.

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The handset runs FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with Dual Engine fast charging support.  There is a rear fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual band, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/GLONASS and MicroUSB port.

The Vivo V15 is priced at Rs 23,990 for the single 6/64GB variant. It will be available in Royal Blue, Frozen Black and Glamour Red color options. The phone will be available for pre-orders from March 25 and will start shipping from April 1 from various online and offline channels.

Vivo V15 specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P70 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with Dual Engine fast charging
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Honor 10i Launched in Russia! Comes with Triple Cameras & SD710 SoC.

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Honor quietly introduced the new Honor 10i in Russia. It comes with a waterdrop style notch and a 3D gradient finish on the rear. It joins the Chinese manufacturer’s other smartphones like Honor 10, Honor 10 Lite in Honor’s Portfolio.

As for the specifications, Honor 10i features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 24MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor and a 2MP ultra-wide sensor. On the front, it offers an AI-powered 32MP sensor. The handset runs EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It houses a 3,400 mAh battery. Among other specifications, the phone features 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Face Unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor.

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Honor is yet to reveal the pricing of the Honor 10i while the availability of the phone is listed as ‘coming soon’. Looking at the specs, it is likely a mid-range device that will compete against the likes of Samsung M30. It will be offered in three color options with the Red and Blue variants to sport a 3D gradient finish while the Black variant will have 3D finish without any gradient. The company has also not confirmed if it plans to launch it outside Russia

Honor 10i specifications

  • 6.21 inch FHD+ 19:9 display
  • Kirin 710 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400 mAh battery
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Samsung A20 Launched in Russia. Comes with 6.4 inch AMOLED Infinity-V display & 4000 mAh battery

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Samsung has launched a new smartphone in the A-series in Russia. Dubbed as the Galaxy A20, it is launched alongside the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 smartphones. The device sports a 3D Glass build and a waterdrop notch.

The Galaxy A20 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with a resolution of HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7884 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup at the rear comprising a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 8MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The handset runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and support for Samsung Pay.

As for the pricing the Samsung A20 is priced at RUB (Rs 15,000 approx) for the single 3/32GB variant. As for now, the company is yet to announce the device’s availability in India.

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The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy A60 on April 19. From recent rumours, it will have a 6.7 inch Infinity-U FHD+ display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor and powered by a SD 6150 chipset which is yet to be announced. It will be paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

It will have a triple camera setup of 32MP + 8MP + 5MP configuration and offer a 32MP sensor on the front. It will likely run Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery.

Samsung A20 specifications

  • 6.4 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display
  • Exynos 7884 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Samsung’s One UI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery
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