Xiaomi has recently launched its Mi 6X in China which is said to be named as Mi A2 when it comes globally, given the fact that the Mi 5X that Xiaomi launched last year in China came as Mi A1 in global markets as the first Android One smartphone by the brand. The only difference was that the Mi 5X came with MIUI while Mi A1 offers pure stock Android experience.
The speculations for the upcoming Mi A2 started after Mi 5X launch in April and it was evident from previous leaks and rumours that the Mi A2 is indeed real and will be the Android One version of the Mi 6X.
Now, Xiaomi has recently teased its next global launch on its facebook and twitter handles. The teaser ain’t about the launch of a particular product, instead, it’s more of a poll for Mi fans.
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) June 25, 2018
The teaser hints about the next major global launch and asks Mi fans to guess the country where the event is yet to be held. We can expect more teasers on the same nearing the launch event.
Earlier, the Mi A2 appeared on Digitec- a Swiss retailer site, listed at a price of CHF 290 (Rs 20,000 approx) for the base variant. The listing also revealed that the shipments of the device will begin from August 8 which adds to the probability of Mi A2 being a part of the next global event. The device was also spotted in a leaked hands-on video which was taken down later.
As far as specs and features are concerned, the Mi A2 will feature a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and significant bezels on top and bottom. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with Adreno 512 GPU and will be available in 4/32GB, 4/64GB & 6/128GB RAM and storage configurations.
The device houses a dual camera setup at the back, featuring a 20MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 12MP secondary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, while a 20MP snapper is given at the front for Selfies. The Camera on Mi 6X is aided by certain AI features including smart scene detection and portrait mode and is expected to be equipped with the Mi A2 as well. All this is backed by a 3,010 mAh battery.
The device will be launched at a higher price compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro due to the presence of much more powerful chipset and better Cameras. The pricing as per Digitec’s listing was CHF 290 (roughly Rs 20,000), CHF 330 (roughly Rs 22,500) and CHF 370 (roughly Rs 25,500) for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, respectively. Let’s see what actually comes at the launch event. Till then, Stay tuned.
There’s also a slight chance that this might be Mi 8i, rebranded variant of Mi 8 SE, as a recent report suggested Xiaomi is brining the younger sibling of the Mi 8 series to India soon.
Mi 9 Camera Specs & Pricing Revealed! Also to come with Smaller Chin & Sapphire Glass Lens Cover.
A few days ago Xiaomi officially revealed their upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi 9. Mi 9 is scheduled to be launched on Feb 20, just four days from now, in China. However, the details of the Mi 9 was not revealed by the company at the time of revealing.
Now Xiaomi has left the fans surprised by giving out detailed information about the Triple camera setup on board the Mi 9. They also released camera samples to show the capabilities of the camera.
Along with the details about the camera, Xiaomi also gave some hints about the Mi 9 display along with the upcoming space grey variant of the device. The camera samples were released through the official Twitter handle of Xiaomi earlier today. The camera samples included the pictures taken using individual lenses in the triple camera setup. The main sensor is a 48MP, f/1.75, 6P lens unit employing the 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology. The Super Pixel technology, also known as pixel binning, extends the 12MP to an effective resolution of 48MP.
The secondary camera is a 16MP ultra wide sensor capable of capturing 117 degree FOV (Field of View) with f/2.2 aperture and a 6P lens configuration. It is capable of taking 4cm macro shots according to the camera samples. It means that the Mi 9 will be able to focus on objects from just 4cm away without losing the details. The 16MP secondary lens also supports Auto-Focus. Apparently, it uses an anti-distortion algorithm for loseless photography as revealed by Xiaomi co-founder in a post on Weibo. Both the 48MP primary and 16MP secondary sensors on board the Mi 9 employs a ‘closed loop motor’.
The third one is a telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom with 1 micron pixel size, f/2.2 aperture with autofocus and a 6P lens configuration as seen in the other two sensors. There is a 20MP front shooter with AI beautification features for the selfie buffs out there.
Getting scratches on the camera lens has always been a pain for every smartphone user. But, in the Mi 9, Xiaomi has got it all covered by deploying a layer of sapphire glass which is strong enough to resist the scratches from everyday use.
Other camera features includes the use of laser auto focus, utilizing a combination of PDAF and CDAF. Speaking of other attractions, the Mi 9’s chin is just 3.4mm thin and is about 40% slimmer than the Mi 8 according to reports. I will be sporting a Snapdragon 855 SoC and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi co-founder also shared an image of the Mi 9’s space grey colour variant flaunting a glossy finish, making it the third color variant apart from the pink and blue gradient variant which were revealed already.
What the hell Mi 9 Price 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/MRX83Dv7UJ
— I_Leak_VN (@I_Leak_VN) February 16, 2019
The pricing has also been leaked for the phone, with the base variant going for 2499 Yuan (Rs.26K approx) and 2899 Yuan for the 8/128GB model. Also, the highest end model, 8/256GB has been said to be priced at 3499 Yuan!
Sony Xperia L3 Specs, Renders, & Price Leaked. Comes with Side Fingerprint Sensor and Android 8.1 Oreo!
Sony is finally planning to unveil to launch a successor for the Xperia L2 which got launched last year. The device is scheduled to be launched in Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) which will be held in Barcelona.
The Sony Xperia L3 is certainly a bump in terms of specifications when compared with its predecessor L2 which is definitely outdated at this point. We have seen leaked CAD renders of the L3 in the past. Key specifications, renders, and the expected price of the Xperia L3 has leaked online today.
According to the sources, the upcoming Xperia L3 will feature a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 720 pixel resolution. The display is of 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be equipped with 3 GB of RAM which will be coupled with 32 GB of internal storage. There is no information regarding the processor used in the device, but we expect it to be a mid-range Snapdragon one.
As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a dual rear camera setup on the handset along with an LED flash. The primary sensor will be a 13 MP one while the secondary sensor will be of 2 MP for portrait shots. On the front, an 8 MP camera will be present on the handset.
The bottom of the handset sports the speaker grill, USB type-C port, and the top will have the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side of the device. The handset will draw juice from a 3300 mAh battery. In terms of software, it will run on Android 8.1 Oreo which is quite disappointing as Google is gearing up for its Android Q release and shipping Android Oreo out of the box doesn’t seem to be a good move.
The pricing of the device is expected to be 199 euros which approximately equals to Rs.16,000. The availability will be known after the device gets launched. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Variant with 12GB RAM and 1TB storage Spotted on GeekBench & AnTuTu
Samsung is finally stepping up their game in the smartphone market and has recently launched the M series smartphones in India which has become an instant hit. There has been several rumors and reports emerging about their upcoming flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ for quite a while. Now the Galaxy S10+ top end variant has appeared on Geekbench and AnTuTu putting an end to the rumors.
The Galaxy S10+ variant that was spotted on Geekbench sported a huge 12 GB RAM and 1 TB internal storage. The device spotted on Geekbench bears the code SM-G975F. It scored a Single-core score of 4450 and a Multi-core score of 9753. The Geekbench listing also reveals that it will be running on Android Pie 9.0.
The SM-G975F also appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark website with similar scores. As per the AnTuTu listing, the Galaxy S10+ will be coming with an Exynos 9820 processor along with Mali G76 GPU. It comes with 12GB of RAM and 1TB internal storage as per the AnTuTu listing. It also sports a full HD+ display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. It managed to achieve an AnTuTu benchmark score of 326185.
While there is no information about the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S10, the high end specifications indicates that it will be priced somewhere in the premium segment. Recent reports suggests that the S10+ will be launched in the US, China and Canada soon itself. As usual, other global markets will be receiving the Exynos 9820 variant. It is expected to come in two color variants, the Luxurious Ceramic White and Ceramic Black color.
A few days ago, some of the specifications of the Galaxy S10 was leaked online. As the launch dates are getting close, we expect more details of the S10+ will be revealed in the coming days.
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