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Mi 8 & Mi 8 Explorers Edition Launched. Comes with Face ID & Under Display Fingerprint!

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Xiaomi has officially launched its latest flagship phone in the Mi series, the Mi 8 today. The company has skipped the Mi 7 to match with its anniversary. Xiaomi is competing with other flagship devices like the iPhone X, Galaxy S9+ and the OnePlus 6 with their latest Mi 8.

The device equips the notch as seen on the iPhone X, but with a difference. Other OEMs used to feature the notch in their devices for reducing the screen size and making more screen to body ratio. But Xiaomi has implemented the infrared face unlock similar to the iPhone X. The infrared face unlock claims to unlock the device even in the dark.

The notch also equips the front camera, proximity sensor, and the earpiece. In terms of the display used, the company has finally decided to use OLED. The smartphone sports a bright 6.21-inch FHD+ OLED display and has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The front camera used in the device is a 20 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The sensor has a 1.8μm pixel size which allows more light intake.mi8_front_camera

At the rear side, there is a vertically stacked dual camera setup. Xiaomi has gone with dual 12 MP sensors this time. The cameras feature 4 axis Optical Image Stabilization. The device makes use of AI for scene detection and video editing.

The phone is also the first phone to use a Dual GPS, which uses the traditional L1 frequency and also the L5 frequency (which is used by mostly aeronautical industry) for GPS. This makes it the most accurate GPS on a phone ever!

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The processor used in the device is Snapdragon 845. It is coupled with 6 GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi 8 prices start at 2699 Yuan, approximately Rs.28,500 for 6/64GB variant, 2999 Yuan (approximately Rs. 31,500) for the 6/128 variant and 3200 Yuan (approximately Rs. 33,500) for the 6/256GB variant.

There is a special edition of Mi 8 which the company calls Explorer Edition. We heard rumors in the past that Xiaomi has been working on the Mi 8 with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This has just turned out to be true with this edition. The company claims that this new in-display fingerprint sensor unlocks faster than the Vivo X21. The rear side is translucent and shows off it’s SoC. This edition is priced at 3699 Yuan which roughly translates to Rs.39,000.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications

  • 6.21 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2240 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 18.7:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB internal storage
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras
  • 20 MP front camera
  • Infrared face unlock
  • MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo
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Meizu Silently Launches Meizu M6 in India, Late to the Party, as always!

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Meizu haven’t launched a smartphone in India since a while with the last smartphone Meizu Pro 7 launched silent back in April. Today the Chinese smartphone manufacturer changed that with the launch of the Meizu M6 in India. The device was listed on e-commerce site Amazon without any official announcement or press event. The Meizu M6 was first launched in China last year.

The latest entry level smartphone comes with a polycarbonate body made to look metallic using a Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization (NCVM) process. It features a 5.2 inch 16:9 display with a resolution of HD (1280 x 720 pixels) and is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz.

It is available in two configurations: 2GB RAM + 16GB internal space and 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card, although only the 2GB/16GB internal variant has been listed online as of now.

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In the optics department, the Meizu M6 sports a 13MP camera with an RGBW colour sensor and f/2.2 aperture with LED flash while offering an 8MP on the front with f/2.0 aperture. It runs on Flyme OS 6 built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a 3,080 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and more. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home screen button under the display.

The smartphone is available via Amazon India and comes at a price tag of Rs 7,699 putting it against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5,  RealMe 1, Honor 7A and 10or D. However it offers slightly less value than the Redmi 5 which gives an 18:9 display and SD 450 at similar prices. However the M6 comes with a fingerprint sensor which is missing in the RealMe 1.

Meizu M6 specifications

  • 5.2 inch 16:9 HD display
  • MediaTek MT6750 chipset
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP front
  • 3,080 mAh battery

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Oppo Find X Officially Launched. Comes with Triple Pop Up Cameras & No Notch!

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Oppo has finally launched the Find X smartphone in Paris today, after all the leaks, teases and of course the early first look from The Verge before the official launch earlier morning today.

The Find X is launched four year later since the last phone in the Find series. The smartphone ditches the top notch trend and instead brings one of the most innovative design which may make it the best looking smartphone of this year beating the likes of Vivo NEX and Lenovo Z5.

At the first look, the one thing to notice is that there are no cut-outs for the front as well as the back camera. The display stretches up to the top with no bezel. Similar to the Vivo NEX it has a pop up segment but it takes a level up. When you switch on the camera app or smartphone, a cleverly hidden middle section of the device motorizes up and reveals the front as well as the back camera.

This new design makes the screen-to-body ratio to 92.95%, which is greater than any notched or non-notched smartphone available currently. It will be available in Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue color options and comes with a price tag of around 700 EUR (Rs 55,000 approx). It will be available for pre-order in China from today.

However, the smartphone doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor whether it is an under display or a standard one, and sorely relies on the Face recognition which means the top part will slide up everytime you unlock the phone. The Face recognition is based on a 3D facial recognition hardware like the Mi 8 and iPhone X and not software based. While Oppo claims it takes just 0.5 seconds to pop up we are not sure how it affects the battery performance.

As for the specs, the Oppo Find X features a 6.4 inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080p. Under the hood, it is powered by the top-of-the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup at the back of 16MP + 20MP configuration while offering a 25MP front camera for selfies and video calling.

The Find X runs on company’s own Color OS built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. It is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery which supports Oppo’s VOOC fast charging (and not Super VOOC as reported earlier, which is reserved to Lamborghini variant). It has dual SIM feature and is globally compatible.

The company claims this is because this is its first smartphone to launch in North America and Europe and is not limited to countries like China, India, Philippines, and other South Asian countries like before. And the phone is coming soon to India in July 12th!

There will also be a special edition Lamborghini variant, which will be coming with Oppo’s much hyped SuperVOOC fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0-100 in just 35 minutes!

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Oppo Find X Specifications

  • Snapdragon 845
  • 8GB RAM
  • upto 256GB internal
  • 16+20mp dual rear camera
  • 25mp front camera
  • 3730mAh battery

Hands on images courtesy of TheVerge.

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LG silently launches X5 2018 in South Korea, Comes with Massive 4500mAh Battery!

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South Korean manufacturer LG today listed  the LG X5 2018 smartphone in their official website. It is the latest version to the predecessor LG X5 which was launched back in 2016. The smartphone bears  big bezels on the top and bottom and has a touch electrostatic type body . The volume rocker is placed left while the power button is placed on the right side.

 

 

It features a 5.5 inch LCD display with a resolution of HD (1280 x 720 pixels) and is  powered by a 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT 6750 chipset clocked a 1.5GHz. It is coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card. It measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 171 g. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear .

 

In the optics department, the LG X5 sports a 5MP selfie sensor  with LED flash at the front while offering a 13MP sensor at the rear placed on the centre with an LED flash.  It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band), NFC .It also supports LG Pay, the company’s mobile payment service.  Additionally it corresponds to LTE UE Category 4, which claims download speed upto 150 Mbps, HD DMB which is the terrestrial digital broadcasting band in Korea.

The X5 is currently available in only one variant, Moroccan Blue and comes at a price tag of 3,63,000 Korean won (Rs 22,500 approx).  It will be sold through Korean mobile operator (MNO) SK Telecom, KT, LG (U +). There is no official word s of now about the global launch of the smartphone.

LG X5 2018 specifications

  • 5.5” LCD HD display
  • MediaTek MT 6750 SoC
  • 2GB RAM + 32GB internal specs
  • 13MP rear + 5 MP front
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • NFC, LG Pay

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