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LG Q8 2018

LG has now announced the LG Q8 (2018) as a new contender in its Q- series after launching the devices like LG Q7 and the Q7 Plus that was launched back in May, this year. This is the 2018 version of the last year’s LG Q8 and is being offered as a mid-range phone by the South Korean giant.

The LG Q8 (2018) comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ FullVision display having a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9, resulting in a pixel density of 389ppi. Also, it comes bundled with a built-in stylus for operating the display.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC paired with Adreno 506 GPU which is a big irony as the original LG Q8 itself came with the flagship series Snapdragon 820 processor. Moreover, it packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 2TB using a MicroSD Card.

In the Optics department, the LG Q8 (2018) features a single 16-megapixel shooter with a PDAF (phase detection autofocus) along with an LED flash at the back. At the front side, we have a 5-megapixel shooter with 100-degree wide-angle lens for Selfies.

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The device is built on MIL-STD 810G military standards and has the IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. On the software front, it runs on LG’s Optimus UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo. All this is powered by a 3,300mAh battery which does support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Other features include QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, and a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, also present on the LG G7 ThinQ+ which has just landed in India. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C 2.0.

The LG Q8 (2018) will be available in Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue colour options at a price of KRW 539,000, which roughly translates to Rs.32,900. The device will soon go on sale in Korea, however, the company hasn’t confirmed the Indian launch yet. Stay tuned.

LG Q8 (2018) Specifications

  •  6.2-inch Full HD+ FullVision display
  • Snapdragon 450
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • 16MP Rear Camera
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 3,300mAh Battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

 

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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
Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X are now Official
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Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5 Launched in India!

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It has been a long time since Lenovo launched a smartphone in India. After they are done with bringing Motorola back on the track with the recently launched Motorola One Power, the company has now launched two mid-range smartphones in the country namely the new Lenovo K9 and the Lenovo A5.

Lenovo K9

Lenovo K9

The Lenovo K9 comes with a Notchless design with bezels on top and bottom and a fingerprint scanner at the back. The device features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass protection on top.

Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHZ, coupled with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB using the hybrid microSD card slot.

In the optics department, the phone gets a 13-megapixel primary shooter along with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter at the back, while we have another dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the front for selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with Flash.

On the software front, the Lenovo K9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI and draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery which is a downgrade over its predecessor K8 which came with a 4000mAh power cell. Furthermore, it carries LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, etc as connectivity options.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the Lenovo K9 is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage and will be sold exclusively via Flipkart in Black and Blue color options.

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Lenovo K9 Specifications

  • 5.7 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek Helio P22 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 13+5MP dual front cameras
  • 3000mAh battery

Lenovo A5

The Lenovo A5 is an entry-level budget smartphone which bears a similar Notchless design and a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) IPS LCD display in an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The handset powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC clocked at up to 1.5GHz, in 2/16GB and 3/32GB RAM and storage variants with a MicroSD card slot for further expansion.

For photography, it comes with a single 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture and auto-focus at the back followed by an 8-megapixel f/2.2 snapper at the front for Selfies.

The Lenovo A5 runs ZUI 3.9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a larger 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm jack.

The smartphone is priced in India at Rs. 5,999 for the 2/16GB version while the higher end 3/32GB variant is priced at Rs. 6,999, like the K9, this too will be sold via Flipkart in Black and Fine Gold colour options. This phone was launched earlier in China along with Lenovo Z5.

Lenovo A5 Specifications

  • 5.45 inch 18:9 IPS HD+ display
  • MediaTek MT6739
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery
Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5 Launched in India!
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Honor 8X Launched in India. First Kirin 710 Powered Honor Phone, Prices starts from Rs.14,999!

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Honor had launched the Honor 8X and 8X Max a month back in China. Since then, there were leaks and speculations about the global launch of these devices. A few weeks back, Honor had officially confirmed the global launch dates of these new handsets.

The company had teased the Honor 8X’s Indian launch on its official Twitter handle a couple of days back. Today, Honor has finally launched the Honor 8X in an event held in India.

The Honor 8X sports a large 6.5-inch screen with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. The smartphone features a notch on the top of the display. The screen to body ratio of the device is 91% with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is the first smartphone to feature a TUV Rheinland certified display. This certification indicates that display is safe to look at and has passed several tests thrown at it. Honor-8X-color-variants

The rear side of the device is covered in a 15-layer glare 2.5D glass which has two different textures. Under the hood, it is powered by Kirin 710 processor. The handset packs sufficient 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

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In terms of optics, It features a 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera has 20 MP + 2 MP sensors with AI capabilities like scene recognition. As far as the software is concerned, it has Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top. The handset draws juice from a 3750 mAh battery.

The 4 GB RAM variant coupled with 64 GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 14,999 while the higher 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB internal storage is selling for Rs.16,999. The highest variant with 6GB of RAM & 128 GB internal storage is available to buy at Rs.18,999. Both the variants will be available to purchase from 24th October on Amazon India & HiHonor store.

Honor 8X Specifications

  • 6.5-inch notched display
  • Kirin 710 processor
  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB expandable storage
  • 20 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera
  • 16 MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
  • 3750 mAh battery
Honor 8X Launched in India. First Kirin 710 Powered Honor Phone, Prices starts from Rs.14,999!
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