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Nokia 3.1 Launched in India. Priced at Rs 10,499, comes with MT6750N SoC

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HMD Global had unveiled the 2018 editions of the Nokia budget phones as Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 a few months ago in Russia. It looks like the company is all set to bring the Nokia 3.1 to India. The device has been listed on their official website and will be available in the country from 21st of this month, which is only a few days away.

The Nokia 3.1 sports a 5.2-inch IPS display with HD+ pixel resolution. The device also features 2.5D glass and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6750N octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.5GHz. The GPU used is Mali-T860 GPU which would handle most of the games in medium settings.

There will be two variants of the Nokia 3.1 – one with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage and the other with 3 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card slot. It is rumored that only the 2 GB variant will be available now and the 3 GB variant will come later this year.

The handset comes with a bunch of launch offers. Customers can avail a 10 percent cashback on recharges and bill payments on Paytm by scanning the Paytm Mall QR code. In addition to it, they also get two Rs. 250 movie cashback vouchers redeemable on booking a minimum of two movie tickets via Paytm. For ICICI Bank credit and debit card users, there is a 5 percent cashback on the purchase. HMD Global has also stated that Idea and Vodafone telecom users will be given some offers and benefits.

This device is also part of the Android One program, which ensures timely updates and monthly security patches. It runs on Android 8.1 out of the box. In terms of camera, there is a 13 MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP front camera with 84.6-degree wide-angle lens to take wider group selfies. It draws juice from a 2,990 mAh battery. The handset will be available on Nokia online store, Paytm Mall, and offline stores.

Nokia 3.1 Specifications

  • 5.2-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek MTK6750 SoC
  • 2/3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 2990mAh battery
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Samsung Galaxy A60 & Galaxy A40s Launched in China along with Galaxy A70 & Galaxy A80

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Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A70 in India while the Galaxy A80 is expected to arrive next month. The South Korean manufacturer today held a launch event in China where it unveiled these smartphones along with the Galaxy A60 and the Galaxy A40s.

The Galaxy A60 sports a similar look to the Galaxy A8s with few internal changes while the the Galaxy A40s is just a rebranded Galaxy M30 launched earlier this year in India. The naming scheme suggests that the M-series might not be launching in China.

Samsung Galaxy A60

The Samsung Galaxy A60 sports a punch-hole display measuring 6.3-inches and bears a Full HD+ resolution. Due to the use of an Infinity-O screen, the phone boasts a 91.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. If we compare the punch hole of the Galaxy A8s which has 4.8mm diameter, the Galaxy A60’s camera it is a bit smaller at 4.69mm diameter. Strangely, Samsung decided to go for an LCD panel instead of an AMOLED one. There is no under display fingerprint sensor and instead comes with a capacitive one placed at the rear.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. For imaging, it sports a triple rear camera setup with a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth-sensing camera with f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 32MP camera at the front. The handset draws power from a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support through a USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A40s

The Galaxy A40s features a 6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display with a waterdrop notch and 19:5:9 aspect ratio and Widevine L1 certification to stream HD content from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime videos.

The Galaxy A40s is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It sports a triple camera setup at the rear comprising of a 13MP primary RGB sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide lens with 123-degree Field-of-View (FOV). On the front, there is a 16MP camera with selfie focus. The handset is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support through a USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A40s Price

Samsung is yet to reveal the price of the Galaxy A80 in China, but we know that the phone will be priced in the Rs 45,000-50,000 range. The Galaxy A70’s 6GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 2,499 (Rs 26,000 approx) that is about Rs 3,000 less than its price in India. An 8GB variant will also be available in China that costs CNY 2,799 (Rs 29,000).

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy A60 comes at a price tag of CNY 1,999 (Rs 20,000 approx) for the 6/128GB model. As for the Galaxy A40s, the handset is priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 15,000 approx).

Samsung Galaxy A60 specification

  • 6.3 inch FHD LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging

Galaxy A40s specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display
  • Exynos 7904 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP + 5MMP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support

 

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Samsung Galaxy A70 Launched in India. Comes with SD675 & 6,7 inch Display, Priced at Rs.28,990!

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Samsung today launched another A-series smartphone for the Indian market. Dubbed Galaxy A70, it was recently announced at Samsung’s “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok. Previously, the South Korean manufacturer has launched the Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10 in the country priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. As for the Galaxy A80, the company has confirmed to launch it next month.

The Galaxy A70 has a 3D glass-tic design on the back with an in-display fingerprint sensor at the front. It features a tall 6.7-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a Widevine L1 certification for stream HD videos on-the-go and comes with Dolby Atmos surround sound support for headphones. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card.

In the optics department, it sports a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 32MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide-lens and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it offers a 32MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The cameras are equipped with a Scene Optimiser that can analyze the scenes across 20 modes and adjust the color, contrast, and brightness to enhance photos. Additionally, there are features such as AR Emoji and Selfie Focus.

The dual-SIM (Nano) handset runs on One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 25W Super-Fast Charging technology via a USB Type-C port. The device has Samsung Pay for easy transaction secured by Knox security.

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is priced at Rs 28,990 for the 6/128GB variant. The phone will be up for pre-order from April 20 to April 30. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy A70 can purchase the Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headphone worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999. The smartphone will go on sale from May 1 and will be available in White, Blue, and Black prism colors. It will be available across retail stores, Samsung e-shop and Samsung Opera House and e-commerce website Flipkart.

Galaxy A70 specifications

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • One UI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 25W Super-Fast Charging technology
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Samsung A2 Core Android Go Phone Launched in India

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Samsung today launched an Android Go smartphone in its A-series for the Indian market. It is Samsung’s third Android Go smartphone after the Galaxy J2 Core and Galaxy J4 Core. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core, it is different than its A-series siblings and also the cheapest.

The Galaxy A2 Core comes with a polycarbonate body and features a 5 inch display with a resolution of qHD (540 x 960 pixels). It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz. There is 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which can further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. A previous leak from last month mentioned an 8GB internal storage which is yet to be launched.

The device sports a 5MP camera on the rear with LED flash while offering a 5MP camera at the front. The dual SIM handset runs Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) and is backed by a 2,600 mAh battery. Being an Android Go device it comes with the pack of Android Go optimized apps like Google Assistant Go, maps Go and more.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 141.6 x 71 x 9.1 mm and weighs 142 grams.

The Galaxy A2 Core is priced at Rs 5,920 and comes in Black and Blue color options. It is available in offline stores across the country. There is currently no word from the company regarding the smartphone’s availability from the online channels in India.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specifications

  • 5 inch qHD display
  • Exynos 7870
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear with LED
  • 5MP front
  • Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
  • 2,600 mAh battery
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