Let’s admit it, we’re all waiting for the Mi 8 launch at Shenzhen in China, tomorrow. Xiaomi is going through one heck of a time, having a significant share in global shipping figures. Having said so, it must also be pointed out that a launch of Mi 8 in India is imminent.
We’ve all gone through this. There are always last-minute leaks before a launch. This time is no different, and we’re here with a Mi 8 leak.
The pre-order poster is leaked, featuring the Mi 8 and it’s smaller brother- the Mi 8 SE together. As you can see, both handsets feature a notch AND some additional bezels, which must be the next trend. This is slightly mind boggling since the notch was invented to keep out bezels.
So what’s special ? The notch is a bit bigger than what we’ve seen in Android handsets till now. This must mean that Xiaomi is bringing out some sort of FaceID to the Mi 8, not to mention the Animoji clone.
Mi 8 pre-orders are reported to start tomorrow itself, with sales will start from June 5, at 10AM in China. Speaking of the smaller Mi 8 SE, it seems that it will not have any pre orders and will directly go on sale from June 8. It must be pretty obvious that the SE is designed to be a budget friendly variant of the Mi 8.
Rumors have been circulating that the Mi 8 will have the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which seems to be an obvious choice. However, what’s new is that the Mi 8 SE could actually feature the Snapdragon 710, which belongs to the brand new 700-series family with focus on AI. That’s pretty impressive.
According to the latest images we’ve seen, we’re not sure if the Mi 8 will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, there could be one in the upcoming Mi 8 Plus (if that is the model).
The pricing of the phones still remain unknown. However, we’re speculating that the Mi 8 SE might be priced around 2000-2500Yuan, which is about 21,000-27,000 Indian rupees. We’re betting that the Mi 8 will cost a lot more.
Tomorrow’s launch will not only show off the above mentioned phones, but also the most awaited Mi Band 3 and MiUI 10!
Huawei Mate 20 Lite Colour Variants leaked. Reveals Blue, Black & Gold Colour Variants
Just a while ago, we witnessed the schematics and initial press renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone. The device was spotted on TENAA as well revealing most of its specifications. Now, we have the press renders of the phone in all its colour variants.
The popular leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted an image of the press renders of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in Black, Blue and Gold colour options. These renders are on par with the ones that we saw two days ago.
As previous Mate lite series phones, this one too sports a metal glass sandwich design with rounded corners. The back houses a vertically stacked dual camera setup along with fingerprint scanner and LED flash.
Apparently, even the Mate series will be adopting the Notch design as we have a dual camera set up at the front housed in the notch of the Mate 20 Lite. However, it will be too early to say if the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro too will inherit the Notched display.
As far as the specifications are concerned, recently the Huawei Mate 20 Lite with the model number SNE-AL00 was certified by TENAA in China. The TENAA listing revealed the device to come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ curved glass display with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a notch, powered by the latest octa-core 12nm Kirin 710 SoC with support for GPU Turbo feature (first debuted with the Huawei Nova 3i), paired with 6GB of RAM and 64Gb of onboard storage.
For photography, the Mate 20 Lite gets a 20-megapixel f/1.8 shooter along with a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor at the rear, whereas the front bears a 24 megapixel + 2-megapixel combination with AI features. Powering the phone is a 3,650mAh battery. As obvious, it’ll run on EMUI 8.2 skin on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo).
The device is expected to be unveiled in mid-October along with its siblings, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro. Stay tuned for more information.
Moto P30 First Renders Leaked! Reveals a Fusion of iPhone X & Huawei P20.
A few days earlier, the Moto P30 lineup came out of sudden on Motorola‘s official website, confirming the existence of the Moto P30, P30 Play and the P30 Note. Additionally, the Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch these new midrangers tomorrow on August 15, in China. Now, just a day prior to the official launch, the Moto P30 has appeared in few of the press renders leaked on social networking website Weibo, along with its specifications.
The leaked press renders indicate that P30 will sport a Notch (will be the first Moto phone to do so) on top of an edge to edge display with sleek bezels and a thin bottom chin. The notch is shaped and sized similarly to the iPhone X.
Further following the design language of the iPhone X, we have a similar vertically stacked dual camera at the rear with an LED flash in between. The back also houses a Moto dimple which is expected to double up as a fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, the device seems to have rounded corners and a metal unibody design.
Coming to the leaked specifications, the Moto P30 is reported to come with a 6.2-inch fullscreen display bearing an aspect ratio of 19:9 with 2.5D curved glass on top.
The device packs the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with Adreno 509 GPU at its core. It is expected to have 6GB of RAM along with 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options.
For photography, the Moto P30 has a 16-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. At the front, we have a 12-megapixel snapper with Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality support.
Moreover, a 3000mAh battery with 18W Quick Charging support is expected to power the phone. As per the leaked renders above, the phone will be coming in three colour options including white, black and a gradient blue-purple option which looks identical to the twilight version of Huawei P20 Pro.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Motor P30’s base variant with 64GB of storage is expected to come for RMB 1,999 (roughly Rs 20,400), while the higher 128GB model will be priced at RMB 2,399 (roughly Rs 24,400). Given that the launch is tomorrow itself, stay tuned.
Pocophone F1 Unboxing Video posted on Youtube, Reveals Everything!
The upcoming Pocophone F1 is the first smartphone by Xiaomi‘s new sub-brand POCO. The Pocophone F1 has gone through a couple of leaks in past days, including the impartation of its design and specifications. Also, the phone is teased by Poco India to launch in India this August 22. Now, the Pocophone has popped online back again in a new unboxing video by GSM Dome.
In the unboxing video, the guys at GSM dome have showcased the yellow and black themed retail package of the upcoming Pocophone F1, further revealing the box contents including accessories and the device itself.
You can have a look at the video below:
The Pocophone F1 comes with a plastic body held by an aluminium frame. The back sports dual cameras with a red ring around them placed above the fingerprint scanner. A dual tone LED flash is also given at the rear. The device has rounded corners and the power button and volume rockers are placed on the right edge. There is a 3.5mm jack on the top, a USB-C port along with two speaker grilles (one should be the microphone) at the bottom.
The front reveals an edge to edge display with a notch that houses the front camera along with Xiaomi’s Face scanning tech, and a bottom chin. Powering on the device reveals the new Poco theme on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9 skin. Also, the camera is equipped with a dedicated AI mode as seen on the recently launched Mi A2.
Most of the specifications mentioned on the box are on par with what we saw in previous reports. The Pocophone F1 comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with FullHD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 at its heart, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage.
Moreover, it has a 12MP (f/1.75) + 5MP dual rear camera setup and a 20MP shooter at the front. The device packs a 4,000 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Pocophone F1 will be launched in India on August 22 and is expected to be priced around 30,000 INR. Let’s wait for the official launch. Till then, Stay tuned.
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