The South Korean giant LG has launched its new mid-range smartphone i.e. the LG Q7 in India. The device was previously launched in Korea, back in May and has now finally landed to the Indian market. The device mainly targets the audiophiles although it is led by a minor compromise.
The LG Q7 sports a metallic body built on MIL-STD-810G military standards along with IP68 water and dust resistance, similar to the flagships by the company. The phone comes with rounded corners and the fingerprint scanner is present at the back.
The LG Q7 bears a 5.5-inch FullVision panel with a Full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2160 pixels in an 18:9 aspect ratio resulting in a pixel density of 442ppi.
Powering the phone is the MediaTek MT6750S– an octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with Mali-T860MP2 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage which can be expanded further up to 512GB using a MicroSD card.
In the optics department, the LG Q7 features a solo 13-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.2, PDAF and an LED flash at the back. At the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel shooter at front with f/1.9 aperture for selfies. Both the cameras limit the video recording at 1080p.
Moreover, the phone draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast charging. On the software front, it runs on LG’s own Opimus UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Furthermore, the LG Q7 is well equipped with Hi-Fi Quad Dac and DTS:X 3D Surround sound for an immersive cinematic audio experience. Connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are present on-board. It measures 143.8 x 69.3 x 8.4mm and is pretty lightweight at 145 grams.
The LG Q7 is available in Aurora Black & Moroccan Blue color variants and is priced at Rs. 15,990 for the single 3GB RAM/ 32GB variant in India. The device will go on sale starting from September 1 via both the online and offline stores. Although the company has focused well on little things like IP68 and Quad DAC, use of a mediocre Mediatek chipset is simply not justified for this price, anyways, at the end, its LG. Stay tuned for more.
LG Q7 Specifications
- 5.5-inch Full-HD+ Display
- MediaTek MT6750S
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- Android 8.1
- 3,000mAh Battery
OPPO A7 launched with SD450, Water-drop notch and 4,230mAh battery
The Chinese smartphone giant OPPO has now unveiled a new sibling of the Oppo A7X, dubbed as Oppo A7 in multiple Asian markets such as China, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The device is basically a toned-down version of the aforementioned and comes with a water-drop notch, glass back design and a large battery.
To be more specific, the China-only variant of the phone bears a glossy finish whereas the non-Chinese edition of the smartphone has a textured finish at back.
Talking of the specifications, the OPPO A7 comes with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, aiding to a screen-to-body ratio of 88.3 per cent. The display further incorporates an anti-reflective coating and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB of RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. (Chinese market will get only the 4GB RAM model).
In the optics department, the phone bears an AI-powered dual camera set up at the back, featuring a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.2 aperture) and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.4 aperture), along with an HDR-enabled 16-megapixel selfie shooter at the front. It can capture studio-quality portrait shots with bokeh effect through AI beauty technology and also supports multi-frame image stabilization technology for recording vivid videos.
The Oppo A7 runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and gets its fuel from a large 4,230mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors included onboard are the accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Lastly, the phone measures 155.9×75.4×8.1mm and weighs 168 grams.
Coming to the price, the handset is tipped at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,500) for its sole 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant and will be available in Fresh Powder, Lake Light Green, and Amber Gold colour options starting from Nov 22 as of Chinese market. On the other hand, it is priced at NPR 35,790 (roughly Rs. 22,200) for the 3GB RAM +32GB storage configuration with an option to choose from Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue colours, in Nepal. As far as the rumours go, OPPO might launch this phone in India on Nov 22, the day of Redmi Note 6 Pro launch. Stay tuned for further updates.
OPPO A7 Specifications
- 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
- 3/4GB RAM
- 32/64GB Internal storage
- 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 Rear Camera
- 16MP Front Camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 4,230mAh Battery
Vivo Z1 Lite Launched in China. Comes with 6.26 inch Display & SD626!
Vivo today expanded its portfolio by launching the Vivo Z1 Lite smartphone in China. The device was up for pre-orders since November 1 and is a more affordable version of the Vivo Z1 launched this year. Though it sports similar looks, it comes with lower specifications to make up for the cheaper price tag. It was speculated that the phone is going to be launched as Vivo Z1 Youth.
As for the specs, the Vivo Z1 Lite sports a 6.26 inch LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (1080 x 2290 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of a top notch. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up tp 256GB via microSD card.
In the optics department, the Vivo Z1 Lite features a rear dual camera setup of 16MP + 2MP with LED flash while offering a 16MP at the front with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with modes like Pro mode, Panorama, beauty, AR shoot, backlight photo, blur photo, slow mo, filter and more. The handset runs on FunTouch OS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,260 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Dual SIM and GPS while sensors onboard include accelerometer facial recognition, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and a fingerprint sensor at the back. It measures 154,81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm and weighs 149,3 grams.
The Vivo Z1 Lite comes at a price tag of CNY 1,098 (Rs 11,500) and is available in Aurora Purple, Black and Red color options from the Chinese Vivo official online store.
Vivo Z1 Lite specifications
- 6.26 inch FHD+ LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 16MP + 2MP rear camera
- 16MP front camera
- FunTouch OS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,260 mAh battery
Vivo Y95 Announced in Philippines Silently. Comes with SD 439 & 6.22 inch Halo Notch Display
Vivo today silently launched the Vivo Y95 smartphone in Philippines. The retail box of the device was leaked earlier. It comes with a small waterdrop notch similar to the recently launched Vivo V11 and V11 Pro.
The Vivo Y95 features a 6.22 inch Halo FullView display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded by microSD card.
In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup in the rear of 13MP + 5MP while offering a 20MP at the front. The cameras come with AI features first seen in the V11 series which can determine the age, gender, tone and texting of the skin and lightning and automatically improves the facial features with the algorithm.
It runs on FunTouch OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with an updated AI Game Mode, Jovi AI and Google Lens. The advance game mode combines with artificial intelligence to save popular functions such as pop-up notifications, background calls and gaming keyboard. It is backed by a 4,030 mAh battery supported by an exclusive power management system. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
It is available in Star Black and Red Dawn colour variants and comes at a price tag of $265 (Rs 18,500 approx). It is currently available only in Philippines but is expected to launch soon into other markets including India.
Vivo Y95 specifications
- 6.22 inch HD+ display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 13MP + 5MP rear
- 20MP front
- FunTouch OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,040 mAh battery
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