HMD Global launched the Nokia X6 in China back in May this year. It was the first Nokia smartphone with a notch and will be rebranded as Nokia 6.1 Plus in markets outside China. The smartphone has already been launched in Hong Kong and now it is headed to India as well with an expected August 21 launch date. The company has sent out media invites for an event in which it will be launching new smartphones where the Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be one of the handsets.
The company recently released a teaser of the smartphone in its official Twitter handle informing about the launch event. Earlier in June, a support page confirming the development of the new Nokia X6 global variant surfaced online even before the launch in Hong Kong. The global variant of the Nokia X5, aka Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 2.1 is also expected to be included in the launch. HMD is known to release multiple handsets simultaneously, which will not be surprising.
From an previous GeekBench listing, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features s a 5.8 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (1080 x2280 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of the top notch. It is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. A 6GB RAM variant may make an appearance as well. There is rear fingerprint sensor along with support for Face Unlocking too.
The smartphone sports a dual camera setup on the rear of 16MP+5MP configuration while offering a 16 MP camera in the front. It run on stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a non-removable 3,060mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 coupled with 18W charger. The company claims to charge it up to 50% of charge in just 30 minutes. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
As for the pricing, the device was priced at HKD 2,288 (Rs. 20,000 approx) in Hong Kong. But the Nokia X6 came at a price tag of CNY 1,299 (Rs. 13,500 approx) for the 4/32GB storage variant, CNY 1,499 (Rs. 16,000 approx) for the 4/64GB storage variant, while the 6/64GB storage variant was priced at CNY 1,699 (Rs. 18,000 approx). The company is yet to give an final world on the Indian price.
All Samsung Galaxy S10 variants to Support Reverse Wireless Charging!
Earlier this week, a report surfaced online disclosing the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio in the UK. The source also revealed the possibility of Samsung implementing a reverse wireless charger like the one on Huawei Mate 20 Pro and now an independent source confirms it to be true.
The new leak claims that the reverse wireless charging will feature on all the three variants of Galaxy S10, including the Lite version. The technology will be called “Powershare” but we are not so sure about its usability. The standard wireless charging is pretty slow and charging another smartphone with your smartphone will be even less effective. However, its still early to comment on it and the South Korean may have a better solution than Huawei’s Mate Pro reverse charging or it could be just another marketing gimmick.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in three variants: a regular version, a Plus version and a flat variant. It is expected to come with a Infinity-O display with a cut-out notch containing the selfie camera. The device is also touted to come with a new in-screen fingerprint scanner that uses ultrasound to read the ridges in the finger in 3D but the iris scanner is likely to be shelved.
The Lite variant of the smartphone featuring a 5.8 inch display will have 128GB storage and priced at £669. The regular curved variant of the S10 with 6.1 inch display will be offered in 128GB and 512GB RAM and will cost £799 and £999 respectively. The third model is offered in a 128GB, 512GB and 1TB storage variant costing £899, £1099 and £1399 respectively. The 1TB storage variant may be the rumoured 5G supported 6.7 inch model with six cameras considering the high price tag. From previous reports, the device will be available in 4GB, 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM and sport triple camera setup at the rear.
Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S10 series ahead of the Mobile World Congress on February 20. It will be available for pre-order from that day and will go on sale from March 8.
New Xiaomi Smartphones clears 3C certification, might be the Redmi 7 Series!
Three new Xiaomi smartphones has been certified by 3C authority in China. The variants are numbered as M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C. The phone are equipped with 5V/2A charging, and it’s speculated that it is the Redmi 7 series for next year, the successor for Redmi 6 series.
The 3C doesn’t offer much information other than the charging rate. The M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C comes with support for 10W charging hinting that it will be affordable smartphone from the company.
Last month two Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1901F9T and M1901F9E smartphones passed 3C certification. The two smartphones were revealed to have support for the 10W charging. The Chinese manufacturer is yet to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China. Hence, it is speculated that the M1901F9T and M1901F9E might be the Redmi 6 Pro. However, like its predecessor, Redmi Note 5, it is expected to launch under the Redmi Note 6 moniker. Like the global variant, the Redmi Note 6 pro will include a 10W charge but may carry support for 18W fast charging.
The recently appeared Xiaomi M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C models are expected to launch after the Note 6. So there is a strong possibility that it is one of the phones from the Redmi 7 series, which includes further divisions like Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro. Currently, there is not any information available about the handset.
All the handsets Xiaomi released this year had a “M18” in the start of their model numbers while the above mentioned devices have “M19” in their names indicating that they will be launched next year. So we can expect the company to launch the Redmi Note 6 and the Redmi 7 series in the first quarter of 2019. Though the phones have not yet cleared any other certification they are expected to appear soon into benchmarking websites and other certifications revealing more details about the handsets.
Lenovo Z5s Teasers Suggest 8GB & 10GB RAM Versions! Camera Samples Released.
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo is all set to launch the Z5s in China. The device will be launched on December 18th in China. There had been some leaks regarding the external design of the device like the in-display camera and minimal bezels.
Today, Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has shared an interesting fact about the device on Weibo. The teaser contains some Chinese text which translates to the presence of more than 8 GB RAM on the device. Now that the device is confirmed to have more than 8 GB RAM, we expect the handset to ship with a whopping 10 GB of RAM.
The teaser video shows a Formula 1 racing car which symbolizes the swift and fluid performance of the handset. We have heard rumours regarding the processor used in the handset. If the rumours turn out to be true, the device will feature Snapdragon 710 chipset which is a mid-range processor. This might turn out to be fake as the handset is now confirmed to come with more than 8 GB of RAM. There is a possibility that Lenovo might feature the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor to the device.chipset. Take a look at the ad below.
According to the TENAA listing, the Lenovo Z5s will feature a triple rear camera setup similar to the one seen on the Huawei’s P20 Pro but the sensors used and their respective apertures are still unknown. The handset measures 156.7 x 74.5 x 7.8 mm and is expected to feature a large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ pixel resolution.
Also look at the camera samples released:
The handset might come with 3,210 mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear side of the device. In terms of software, the device will run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie with ZUI on top. We’ll get to know more once the device gets launched which is only a couple of days away from now. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
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