Chinese manufacturer Meizu has made a re-entry into the Indian market with the launch of three smartphones: Meizu M6T, entry level Meizu C9 and of course their flagship, Meizu M16th.
The Meizu M6T and the Meizu M16th were previously launched in China and is a rebranded version of the Meizu 6T and Meizu 16 respectively. Meizu also unveiled two new Bluetooth powered earphones at the launch event.
Finally, the premium flagship offering Meizu M16th features a 6 inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio and 89.57 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It is coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage.
In the optics department, it sports a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP Sony IMX380 sensor and a secondary 20MP telephoto lens while offering a 20MP sensor on the front which the company claims to be the “smallest 20MP camera in the world”. The dual SIM handset runs FlymeOS on top of Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and is backed by a 3,010 mAh battery with support for mCharge fast charging. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor with a claimed 0.25 response time. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, GPS, USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Meizu 16th specifications
- 6 inch Super AMOLED display
- Snapdragon 845 chipset
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage
- 12MP + 20MP rear camera
- 20MP front camera
- FlymeOS on Android 8.0 Oreo
- 3,010 mAh battery with support for mCharge fast charging
The Meizu M6T comes with a 5.7 inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) in-cell display with 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It sports a dual rear camera setup of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture while offering an 8MP in the front. The dual SIM handset runs on FlymeOS on top of Android Oreo and is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery.
Meizu M6T specifications
- 5.7 inch HD+ in-cell 18:9 display
- MediaTek MT6750 chipset
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 13MP + 2MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- FlymeOS on Android Oreo
- 3,300 mAh battery
The Meizu C9 sports a 5.45 inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum 9832E SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. In the optics department, it sports a single 13MP sensor with 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash while offering an 8MP on the front with f/2.2 aperture and Face Unlock feature. The dual SIM handset runs on stock version of Android Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery.
Meizu C9 specifications
- 5.45 inch HD+ display
- Spreadtrum 9832E SoC
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- Android Oreo
- 3,000 mAh battery.
The M6T is priced at Rs 7,999 and will be available in Black and Rose Gold color options. The Meizu C9 comes at a price tag of Rs 5,999 and will be available in Black and Gold options. It will also be available at a special limited period price of Rs 4,999 on Amazon India.
Finally, the flagship Meizu M16th is available for an introductory price of Rs 39,999 in the Indian market. The three smartphone will be available via Amazon India. The C9 will go on sale from today while the M6T and M16th sale dates are yet to be announced. Launch offer include Rs 2,000 cashback and 100GB additional data by Reliance Jio on the purchase of M16th while the M6T and C9 will get 50GB additional data with the same cashback amount.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Launched. Comes with 10GB RAM & Warp Charge 30!
OnePlus today launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition that it has been teasing for weeks with the tag “Salute to Speed”. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer recently announced its collaboration with British car brand McLaren announcement and added that the collaboration with McLaren is a “long-term strategic partnership” meaning there can be more number of McLarenxOnePlus handsets in the future.
The OnePlus McLaren Edition comes in a Papaya Orange colour which is also McLaren signature colour. Underneath the glass deign at the rear we can see the McLaren carbon fibre design. It comes with a 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage which is higher than the 8GB Thunder Purple variant that was launched recently. With this launch, the smartphone also earns the title of world’s first smartphone to launch globally with 10GB RAM. The device can handle multi-tasking with ease and shoot 4K videos at 60FPS without fuss.
The handset has a orange black theme and comes with the same 3,700 mAh battery but with a new Warp charge 30 technology which the company claims to offer a day’s power within 20 minutes of charge. The company integrated a new circuit in the charger as well as on the phone along with new power management software that ensures smooth power flow into the device without slowing down even while it is being used.
Additionally there are new exclusive software animations and there new Warp Charge 30 power adapted is being painted on Papaya Orange instead of Red. The device comes with headphone dongle, a McLaren-branded case, a piece of actual carbon fiber that is encased in an acrylic block along with a hardcover book that highlights McLaren’s racing history.
Other specs of the smartphone remains the same as the OnePlus 6T regular variant featuring a 6.41 inch Optic AMOLED display with a top notch and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It sports a dual rear camera setup of 20MP + 16MP and offers a single 16MP camera at the front.
Currently, the OnePlus McLaren Edition is priced at £649 (Rs 60,000 approx) and will be available in Western Europe and North America on December 13. The Indian Launch is scheduled for happen tomorrow at Richardson & Cruddas Limited building, Byculla, Mumbai at 6.00 PM where the price and availability of the handset will be revealed.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition specifications
- 6.41 inch AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 10GB RAM
- 256GB internal storage
- 20MP + 16MP rear camera
- 16MP front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,700 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30 technology
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 Launched in India
Asus launched the successor of its budget device Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 a few days back in Russia without any launch event. Today, the company has launched the ZenFone Max M2 and the Max Pro M2 in the Indian market at an event held in New Delhi. Both the devices will be sold in India exclusively on Flipkart.
The handsets look identical but the Pro variant has an edge with better specifications and a smaller notch. The back of the Max M2 has a metal finish while the Max Pro M2 flaunts a glossy finish.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the successor to Asus’s successful Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched earlier this year. The device features 6.3-inch display but with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2 TB with the help of a microSD card.
In terms of camera, the device sports dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP camera while offering a 13 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery. Other features include a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier, fingerprint scanner, and Face Unlock.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications
- 6.3-inch FHD+ display
- Snapdragon 660 processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 64/128GB internal storage
- 12 MP + 5MP rear camera
- 13 MP front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 5,000 mAh battery
ASUS ZenFone Max M2
The ASUS ZenFone Max M2 has the code name ZB633KL. The handset features a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU. There will be two RAM and storage variants – 3 GB/4 GB and 32 GB/64 GB to choose from which can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD card.
The device sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP camera while offering an 8MP camera at the front with a f/2.0 aperture. The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It comes with a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear though it supports Face Unlock.
ASUS ZenFone Max M2 specifications
- 6.3-inch HD+ display
- Snapdragon 632 processor
- 3/4 GB RAM
- 32/6 4GB internal storage
- 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera
- 8 MP front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 4,000 mAh battery
Pricing & Availability
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 pricing starts with Rs. 12,999 for the 3/32GB variant. While the 4/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the 6/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. Asus Zenfone Max M2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3/32GB variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4/64GB variant.
Both the phones will be flipkart exclusive and will go on sale from 20th December!
Nokia 8.1 Launched in India. Comes with SD710 & HDR 10 Display for Rs.26,999!
HMD Global today launched the Nokia 8.1 in India. The smartphone was first launched last week in Dubai and is the global variant of the Nokia X7 that was launched back in China in October. The Nokia 8.1 come with identical specs to the X7 but is a part of the Android One program which means it is directly supported by Google with faster updates and long term software support.
The Nokia 8.1 features a two tone design with diamond edge built with 6000 series Aluminium and passed through two anodising process. As for the specs, it features a 6.18 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels), 18:7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits’ brightness and 96% color gamut. The display comes with HDR10 support and has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.5%. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB internal storage that is further expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.
In the optics department, the Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual Zeiss optics camera setup with a 12MP primary camera with ½.55 inch sensor, 1.4µ pixels, OIS, EIS, 2PD (dual photodiode) tech and a 13MP fixed focused lens with dual LED for depth sensing. On the front, there is a 20MP with f/2.0 aperture, 0.9µ pixels, and 4-in-1 pixel tech and comes with features like Pro Camera UI and the Nokia’s Bothie feature.
The dual SIM handset runs on Android 9 Pie (Android One) and backed by a 3,500 mAh battery supported by 18W charging that the company claims to deliver 22 hours talk time, 24 days stand-by time and 11 hours playing video. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, VoWi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack while sensors-on board includes accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass and gyroscope. Other features include single speaker design with a smart amp, 2 mics, Nokia Ozo surround capture, Google ARCore support and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear. It measures 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm and weighs 178 grams.
The Nokia 8.1 comes at a price tag of Rs 26,999 and will be available in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper and Iron/Steel dual tone color options. It will go on sale from December 25 via Amazon India , Nokia online store and top mobile retailers like Big C, Croma, MyG, Reliance and Sangeetha. The pre-bookings via the Nokia site and retailers will start from today while Amazon India will have a Notify Me page.
As for launch offers, HMD Global partnered with Airtel to give 1TB of 4G data to Airtel prepaid subscribers on eligible plans from Rs 199, up to 120GB additional data for postpaid subscribers on eligible plans starting Rs 499 along with a 3-month Netflix and 1-year Amazon Prime subscription. The customers who will pre-book or buy using the Notify Me option from Amazon India will get a 6 month screen replacement from Servify, while the customers buying the smartphone from offline retailers will get a 10 percent cashback from HDFC Bank on credit and debit card EMI transactions.
Nokia 8.1 Specifications
- 6.18″ FHD+ IPS LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
- 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 12MP + 13MP rear Carl Zeiss lens
- 20MP front
- Android 9 Pie
- 3,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
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