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Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite Launched Globally in Spain! But A2 Lite won’t come to India.



Xiaomi today launched the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite smartphone in Spain, ending all the rumours and leaks. The Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1 which was the company’s first stock Android phone and went on to become a massive hit. But the Mi A2 Lite is the first of its kind and more affordable than the regular Mi A2 variant. The Mi A2 is based on the 6X while the Lite version is based on the Redmi 6 Pro.

Mi A2

As you expected, Mi A2 is the rebranded Mi 6x which was launched earlier in China. It comes with a unibody metal design and is slimmer than the Redmi 5 Pro. There is no notch and the volume rocker along with the power button is placed on the right side. The front has rounded corners, bezels on the top and bottom while the rear sports a protruding dual camera setup stacked in a vertical position on the top left accompanied by a circular fingerprints sensor. It measures 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm and weighs 168 grams.

As for the specs, the smartphone comes with a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with 1080p+ resolution, 403 ppi pixel density and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is  powered by a Qualcomm 660 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz with Adreno 512 which will be coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of internal storage.

The rear dual camera setup consists of 20MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 12MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. On the front it offers a 20MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Like the Mi A1, it runs stock Android 8.1.0 Oreo version and will is backed by a 3010 mAh battery. The device will be available in Blue, Gold and Black color options.

Mi A2 Specifications

  • 5.99 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB  internal storage
  • 20MP + 12MP rear camera
  • 20MP front camera
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3010 mAh battery

Mi A2 Lite

The more affordable Mi A2 Lite is different both in terms of design and specs. This will be among the few smartphones along with Nokia X5 that has both stock Android and a top notch. It packs a 5.84 inch display with a resolution of HD+ and an aspect ratio of 19:9.

It will be powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal space. The device sports a dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP configuration while offering a 5MP on the front. It runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo version and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which is bigger than the one offered in Mi A2.

Mi A2 Lite Specifications

  • 5.84 inch FHD+display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 3GB/4GB
  • 32GB/64GB
  • 12MP + 5MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Prices and Availability

The Mi A2 comes at a price tag of €249 (20073.80 INR) for 4GB/32GB model, €279 (22492.34 INR) for the 4GB/64GB model and €349 (28135.57 INR) 6GB /128GB model. While the Mi A2 Lite is priced at €179 (14430.57 INR) for the 3GB/32GB model and €229 (18461.45 INR) for 4GB/64GB respectively. 

Both the phones will be available in global markets, but only the Mi A2 will be making it’s way to India. Take a look at the markets they’ll be available:

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Nubia Red Magic 3 Launched in India. Starts from Rs.35,999!




Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia has launched their much anticipated gaming smartphone, the Nubia Red Magic 3 in India. Nubia has placed the Red Magic 3 against the recently launched Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and Asus ROG Phone. On the table, the Nubia Red Magic comes with a lot of gaming centric specs at an aggressive pricing when compared to the other two competitors.

The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes in two variants, a base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, whereas the top-tier model comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM for superior gaming performance. Coming to the display, it has an 6.65-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) HDR AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display has 430nits brightness and come with a layer of 2.5D Corning Guerilla Glass for added protection.

In the camera department, it sports a single 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and capability to record 8K videos at 30fps in the rear. In the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies. It comes packed with a 5000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. It has dual front facing stereo speakers with DTS:X and 3d surround sound. In the rear panel, it has RGB lighting effects that resembles the gaming laptop. Users can configure the lighting effects using Red Magic’s light effects editor.

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On the gaming front, it has some really remarkable features, the most important being a very advanced active cooling system which uses a small fan to control the temperature. Another important feature is the built-in capacitive shoulder triggers that can be mapped to any on screen actions. The storage used in the Red Magic 3 is dual lane UFS 2.1 storage which ensures high speed data transfer which again helps in smoother game plays and usage.

On the connectivity front, it has a USB-C port and has 3.4mm audio jack on board, along with a fingerprint sensor for added security.The Nubia Red Magic 3 is priced at Rs. 35,999 for the 8GB RAM variants and Rs. 46,999 for the 12Gb RAM variant. It will be available via Flipkart and the sale will start at 12pm (noon), June 27.

Nubia Red Magic 3 specifications

  • 6.65 inch FHD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 48MP Sony IMX586 rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, 27W USB PD and Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility
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Vivo Z1 Pro to come with SD712, Punch Hole Display. Revealed in a Hands On Video!




Vivo India has launched a teaser page for their upcoming smartphone, the Vivo Z1 Pro in their website, and it reveals some of the important specifications of the phone. Earlier it was speculated that the Vivo Z1 Pro that is to be launched in India will be a rebranded Vivo Z5x. However the newly released teaser suggests that the rumor was indeed false, and the two smartphones are entirely different.

According to the teaser in the Vivo India website, the Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. Vivo even goes further and teases that the Z1 Pro is the first Snapdragon 712 powered smartphone in India, along with the tagline ” Performance! Fully Loaded”.

The Snapdragon 712 processor is technically an overclocked Snapdragon 710, along with some new features such as support for Quick Charge 4+ and Qualcomm’s True Wireless Stereo Plus technology. The processor was announced earlier this year, and the only smartphone running on it currently is Mi 9 SE.

Coming to the design segment, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a punch hole camera design, which houses a 32MP in-display selfie camera, as opposed to the 16MP camera onboard the Vivo Z5x. However, there isn’t much information about the display. In the rear, there is a triple camera setup, which is believed to be a depth sensor and wide angle sensor along with the main shooter.

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The Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a huge 5000 mAh battery, and will also have support for 18w fast charging technology. Coming to other elements, Vivo did not ditch the audio jack unlike what many other companies are doing now. Also, it comes with a traditional fingerprint sensor which is mounted at the back.

In the teaser, the Vivo Z1 Pro is shown in the Aurora color variant. While there is no release date mentioned in the teaser, we can expect it any time soon since the teaser is out.

The phone has also been revealed by a hands-on video posted by on Instagram, take a look:

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HTC U19e & Desire 19+ Launched in Taiwan



HTC announced a few days back that it would hold a launch event in Taiwan on June 11. Keeping its word, the tech giant today launched two mid-range smartphones: HTC U19e and HTC Desire 19+.

HTC U19e

The HTC U19e features a 6.0 inch OLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) and 16:9 aspect ratio. There is no notch and the top and bottom bezels are almost equal in size. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The device sports a transparent rear design showing the internals while including a circular fingerprint sensor. In the optics, it comes has four cameras with two on both front and back side. The front houses a 24MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor for iris recognition feature. At the back, there is a combination of a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 20MP 2x telephoto camera with f/2.6 aperture. It runs Android 9 Pie with HTC sense and is backed by a 3930 mAh battery with QC 4.0 fast charging. Additional features include HTC BoomSound dual speakers and NFC.

HTC U19e specifications

  • 6.0 inch OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 20MP + 12MP rear
  • 24MP + 2MP front
  • Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense
  • 3930 mAh battery with QC 4.0 fast charging
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HTC Desire 19+

The second smartphone to launch today is the HTC Desire 19+ which sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.

The Desire 19+ features a triple camera setup at the rear stacked in a vertical alignment at the top left corner. It consists of a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide senor and a 5MP depth sensor. There is a 16MP selfie camera placed on the notch. It draws power from a 3,850 mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense.

HTC Desire 19+ specifications

  • 6.2-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P35 chipset
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense
  • 3,850 mAh battery

Pricing and Availability

The HTC U19e is priced at TWD 14,990 (Rs 33,000) and is offered in Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green Colors. On the other hand, the HTC Desire 19+ pricing starts at TWD 9,990 (Rs 22,100) for the 4/64GB variant while the 6/128GB variant comes at a price tag of TWD 10,990 (Rs 24,500 approx). It will be offered in Start Indigo and Jasmine White. The U19e will go on sale this week while the U19+ will go on sale starting July.

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