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Nokia 7.1 Launched in India. Comes with 5.84 inch Notched Display & SD636 at Rs.19,999

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Nokia 7.1

HMD Global today launched the Nokia 7.1 in India. The smartphone was first unveiled last month at an event in London and comes with a PureDisplay panel with support for HDR10. The company claims a real-time SDR to HDR conversion using a 16-bit engine, letting users experience “HDR quality entertainment, even when the content is not.

Ajay Mehta, Vice President and Country Head of HMD Global India says on the launch

We know a lot of our fans in India enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both Zeiss optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service

The Nokia 7.1 features a body of 6000 series aluminium CNC machined frame and a die cast metal centre. It has a 5.84 inch PureDisplay panel with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels), an aspect ratio of 19:9 and protected by Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 400GB via microSD card.  The company also launched a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant in London but it looks like it will not be launched for the Indian market.

In the optics department, the device sports a vertically arranged dual camera setup consisting of 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera sensor with f/2.4 aperture and fixed focus. The Finnish company also touts two-phase detection and Zeiss optics rear sensor with EIS. On the front it offers an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view.

The handset runs on Android Oreo and is backed by a 3,060 mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging that delivers 50% charge in 30 minutes. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack while sensors on-board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and a fingerprint sensor at the rear. It measures 149.7 x 71.19 x 7.9 mm and weighs 159 grams.

The Nokia 7.1 comes at a price tag of Rs 19,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and will go on sale from December 7 through Nokia’s own online store and top mobile retailers in India. As for launch offers, Airtel is offering prepaid subscribers 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting from Rs 199 while the postpaid users will be getting an additional 120GB data along with a three-month Netflix and 1-year Amazon Prime subscription on plans worth Rs 499 or higher. Purchasing the smartphone using HDFC credit and debit cards will also get 10 percent cashback on certain online-stores.

Nokia 7.1 specifications

  • 5.84 inch FHD+ PureDisplay panel
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • Android Oreo
  • 3,060 mAh 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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