Till now, many of us were skeptical about Xiaomi‘s rumoured upcoming phone Mi A2, which could have been launched soon. And now, as per a new report from MySmartPrice, Xiaomi is working on the Xiaomi Mi A2, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro. All these phones will be launched in the next few months. However, it is sure that the Mi A2 is completely based on the Mi 6X that was launched in China in April. The Mi A2 will be launched first in Taiwan.
Recently, another Xiaomi smartphone was spotted that came with a large display and notch. It is being believed that the device could be either the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro.
In terms of specifications, the Mi A2 will feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, coupled with 4GB or 6GB RAM. In terms of camera, the phone will have a dual camera setup on the back which consists 12MP Sony IMX486 and 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor, while on the front, there is a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor for selfies. The phone is expected to run Stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and the device will pack a 3010mAh battery, which will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 over a USB Type-C port.
A few TENAA listings hint towards the Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 6A. While one of them has a notch, others come with a standard screen without a notch. The model numbers associated with the devices are M1804C3CT, M1804C3DT, and M1804C3DC. The M1804C3CT listing reveals a 5.45-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It will come in three variants depending on RAM and storage- 2GB/16, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB.
The phone will come with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, which hints towards Redmi 6A. The Notched smartphones bear model numbers 1805D1SC, M1805D1SE, and M1805D1ST. As per TENAA listings, the phone there is a 5.84-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. An octa-core CPU is confirmed so the devices could be powered by either the Snapdragon 625 or Snapdragon 660.
These models will pack a 4000mAh battery. So, there are some hints towards the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro. However, no solid evidence or confirmations have been received regarding the exact specs of these devices.
POCO F1 Gets a Launch Date in India, to Launch in August 22nd!
Xiaomi is all set to launch the first smartphone under its sub-brand POCO India, POCO F1 in an event in New Delhi on 22 August, after teasing it for few days on twitter.
Although everything about the Poco F1 smartphone is already known to the people even before Jai Mani making it official, thanks to leaked specs and unboxing video, You can watch it here again if you didn’t saw it:
In case you are still unknown about the leaks, the smartphone has a 5.99 inch Full HD+ notch display (Same notch size as Mi 8) with an aspect ratio of 19:9, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, will be available in three variants 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage, it is reported that the top 8GB variant will be available in Grey, blue, Gradient and Kelver colour option while the two lower variants will only get Red, Blue, Grey and Gradient colour option.
Coming to the cameras, the Pocophone will house an AI dual rear camera setup of 12MP+5MP with f/1.75 aperture along with an LED flash, dual focus and dual pixel, it has a 20MP front camera also powered by AI, a liquid cooling feature to keep the device temperature at check, has a fingerprint sensor on the back and face unlock at the front for security purposes, it will be backed by 4000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology with an 18W charger.
The smartphone is speculated to come with a price tag of 420 Euros which is roughly (Rs.31,500), which is similar to the previously leaked price range of Poco F1 on the Belarusian listing. although it would be interesting to see how POCO price it in India.
Oppo Find X Flash version with Super VOOC Fast Charging Launching on August 18th!
Oppo unveiled the Find X in June this year and in August 10, the Chinese phone manufacturer held the first official sales for the Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition which sold out in just 4 seconds. Due to the high demand the prices went up with some stores listing the device as high as 2000$, compared to the launch price of 9999 Yuan (1459$).
The Lamborghini edition comes with the SuperVOOC charging compared to the regular variant’s VOOC charging technology. The former’s maximum charging power is close to 50W, which can fully charge the built-in dual core 3,400 mAh battery in just 35 minutes.
If you aren’t the Lamborghini type but want SuperVOOC, you have other options too. The company announced that Oppo Find X Super Flash version will go on sale from August 17 at a price tag of 5999 Yuan (876$) which is significantly lower than the Lamborghini edition. It comes with a configuration of 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and will be available in Bordeaux red and blue colour options.
Oppo Find X is a eye-catcher with its unique design and 6.42 inch curved panoramic display with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8%, the highest in any smartphone till date. Oppo Find X also sports a 3D structured light technology to construct a 3D depth image of a face by projecting 15,000 sports on the face and comparing it to the database, which is basically a FaceID clone. This not only helps in unlocking the device, but also in other financial transactions. The next sale of the Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition is scheduled at August 18 from 10.00 which comes with a 8GB RAM + 512GB internal storage configuration. Other features are same as in the Oppo Find X regular variant.
Realme 2 to Launch Soon in India! Also, Realme 3, 4 & 5 in the works!
Realme entered the Indian Market in May this year as an Oppo sub-brand. The company recently split up ways with the parent company to become an independent brand just like OnePlus and made plans to debut in South Asian markets.The company after selling four lakh smartphones in just 40 days plans to launch four more smartphones within the price Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 by the end of this year.
Now, the company is preparing for the launch of its second smartphone Realme 2 in the Indian market which may be announced in this month. Madhav Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India said that it will be launching Realme 2 very soon in India and will be loaded with features that aren’t available in Realme 1. He further clarified that it will be priced less than Rs 15,000 because as a brand they want focus on keep in keeping “aam aadmi” (common man) man.
He adds that
We constantly try to improve our product by incorporating features which our consumers demand from us. Feedback from our consumers is very critical for us and we take it very seriously. In our new line up of smartphones including Realme 2 consumers can look forward to Dual camera setup, fingerprint scanner, notch and few more features
Madhav on the split between the companies said that the move to separate was on the card for quite some time and the primary driver was to target a different set of audience/ customers which were not targeted by Oppo. Also in an independent unit he feels one gets a lot of freedom to experiment without being burdened by expectation from a well-established brand.
As for the customer care services and after services, he said even after the separation Realme will using the network of Oppo because it is already well established. The company will also be using the manufacturing unit of Oppo for future production of smartphones. He clarified that BBK Electronics the investor in Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus and then in Realme doesn’t interfere with day to day affairs of the company or product development cycle.
Talking on the future launch, he confirmed that Realme 3, Realme 4 and Realme 5 are in development and all will be launched in a phased manner before March 2019 which puts a gap of approximately seven months. He added that they all will be priced less than Rs 20,000 and might launch a smartphone under Android One program with no timeline yet.
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