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Huawei’s Foldable Phone to be Called Huawei Mate X, Suggests Leaked Poster!

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Huawei is in the final round of preparations for the unveiling of its foldable smartphone which is expected to take place at MWC just a few hours after from now. Foldable phones are now gradually evolving to exist and be consumer ready to be sold in the markets. Brands like Samsung and Xiaomi are also working on their own implementation of the foldable phone.

The brand has already announced its plans to bring the foldable phone to the MWC 2019 which will be held in Barcelona. A leaked poster has revealed the name of this upcoming Huawei foldable phone. According to the leak, the device will be called Huawei Mate X.

The device appears to fold outwards unlike the mechanism seen on the Galaxy Fold which was announced a few days back. When folded, there will be screens on both the sides which combine to form one screen when unfolded to tablet mode.

The poster also states “World’s Fastest Foldable 5G Phone” which confirms the presence of 5G connectivity on this device. There is no other information regarding the specifications of the Mate X but multiple cameras are expected to be featured just like the Galaxy Fold so that the user does not miss out on cameras when using the device on normal mode.

In terms of pricing, we can’t expect it to be cheap as it is bleeding-edge tech and it has undergone a lot of research and development by the brand to come up with an effective design to be used by the consumers. The Galaxy Fold is priced at $1980 which roughly translates to about Rs. 1.4 lakhs.

The pricing will play an important role as most of the users would not prefer to buy a prototype stage device paying a ton of money. We’ll get to know and update the exact specifications, pricing, and availability as soon as Huawei unveils it on the event. Stay tuned.

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Redmi 8A Live Images Leaked. Reveals Specs & Design!

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The upcoming Redmi 8A has allegedly been revealed in all its glory. Today real-life images of the budget smartphone from Xiaomi have surfaced online. A Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1908C31C was spotted on TENAA a few days ago. It is believed that the smartphone is none other than the Redmi 8A. If this turns out to be true, it will be the first device in its lineup with a dual-camera setup.

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The leaked images show the Redmi 8A with a dot-notch display and a shiny glass back. The smartphone seems to have a small chin with a printed Redmi logo. The TENAA certified Redmi smartphone looks very similar to it. However, the renders on the website had a black color while the leak photos show the handset in Red.

At the back, the Redmi 8A has a black strip at the center. The long strip houses the dual-camera setup, circular fingerprint scanner and the Redmi logo. The LED flash resides separately on the top of the camera module while ‘designed by Xiaomi’ is etched below.

Redmi 8A

The images also reveal the specs of the Redmi 8A. According to it, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 439 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. It will run MIUI 9.7.11 based on Android 9 Pie.

The TENAA listing revealed that it will feature a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) display and will have three three variants. It will be available in 2GB + 16GB, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB +64GB configuration. It has expandable memory option up to 512GB with a microSD card. The dual-camera setup consists of a 12MP primary sensor and an 8MP secondary sensor. It is backed by a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery.

The Chinese manufacturer is yet to announce an official launch date for the Redmi 8A. But looking at the recent leaks and rumors, we don’t have to wait much longer. We can expect a teaser from the company in the coming weeks. Keep tuned for more updates.

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LG G8X Renders Revealed, to Launch in IFA 2019!

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LG is all set for the launch of its new G-series smartphone at the IFA 2019 event in Berlin. The phone is expected to be named as LG G8X in international markets and will be the successor to the LG G8s ThinQ. In Korea, it will launch as the LG V50S.

According to the recent leaks and rumors, the LG G8X will feature a dewdrop notch and a glass body finish. The display is said to be of 6.2 inch and may come with an embedded in-screen fingerprint sensor. This will make it the first LG smartphone to have this technology.

Under the hood, it will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. The device will sport a dual-camera setup on the rear. It will have IP68 rating (water and dust resistance), a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. There will also be a dedicated Google Assistant button. The renders show a traditional speaker at the top of the phone.

Last week, the company released a video showing a cartoon character traveling from one screen to a destination on the other screen while revealing a third display showing date and time. The company has released a new video showing the hands of a clock going from zero degrees to 180 degrees hinting a dual-screen technology.

LG was reported to launch two smartphones at the IFA 2019: the LG G8X and the LG V60 ThinQ or the LG V50S. Now reports have indicated that they are not separate phones. Instead, the company is planning to launch the LG G8X in International markets and the LG V50S ThinQ in Korea. Now LG uses G-series moniker for the 4G LTE smartphones and V-series moniker for 5G smartphones. This has lead to the speculation that LG G8X will have 4G LTE connectivity while the LG V50S ThinQ will have 5G connectivity.

LG has not given any official word on the smartphone. We will have to wait for a few leaks before the launch to know more about the smartphone. Till then, keep tuned for more updates.

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Oppo Reno2 With Quad Camera To Launch In India First, Camera Details Revealed!

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Oppo Reno is the latest flagship phone lineup from Oppo. After the first from the lineup, Oppo Reno was launched, it created a huge buzz in the smartphone users community. Just at the starting of this month, we came to know that Oppo is working on the next Reno, and also, we came to know that the phone will launch first in India. Today, more details have emerged and this time, the info we have right now is official.

However, at that time nothing was official. But today, Oppo has officially teased the next phone from Oppo Reno lineup. The phone is named Oppo Reno2, which is a bit of surprise as Oppo is named their phones in quite a complex way. Anyway, the Oppo Reno2 will be launched first in India, as speculated on August 28.

This is quite a big step for a brand like Oppo and this somehow indicates that the company is willing to trade on dangerous grounds by introducing flagship phones first in India. Here’s the teaser, in case you haven’t seen it yet.

The company, in the teaser, mentioned a thing or two about the special features of the phone. Oppo Reno2 will come with quad-camera setup on the back and will have 20x zoom. This is a huge leap from the current Oppo Reno smartphone, which has a 10x zoom. However, there is no word regarding what kind of technologies the company is using on the phone or which camera sensor is being used on Oppo Reno2.

But well, the official teaser wasn’t enough for smartphone enthusiasts it seems. An account by the name Fengchao Technology on Weibo, posted on China’s Facebook that the Oppo Reno2 will have a  48-megapixel primary camera. Along with it, there will be a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, which will offer a 20x zoom. He suggested that there will be an 8-megapixel super wide-angle lens and there will be a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The 2-megapixel monochrome sensor is something pretty uncommon on smartphones.

Also, just now it has been brought to our notice that a new Oppo device bearing the PCKM70 model number has passed through China’s Compulsory Certification Agency (CCC). The listing reveals that the phone comes with Oppo’s proprietary VOOC 3.0 for 20W fast charging and supports 5G connectivity. As of now, as flagship phones are the only ones getting 5G support, so it won’t be surprising if Oppo Reno2 supports 5G as well or if Oppo brings a separate 5G variant of Oppo Reno2. However, as these are unofficial pieces of info from different sources, I would advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. For more coverage regarding Oppo Reno2, keep visiting OnPhones!

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