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Nokia 8.1 spotted on GeekBench. Comes with Snapdragon 710 & Android Pie

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Just a while ago, HMD Global- current licensee for Nokia smartphones unveiled the Nokia 7.1 globally with Snapdragon 636 and the Nokia X7 with Snapdragon 710 in China. Now, as per the latest reports, it seems that the company is gearing up for the launch of yet another smartphone in the same series i.e the Nokia 8.1.

The indication for the same comes from the GeekBench reports. As per the latest GeekBench listing, a device named as HMD GLobal Nokia 8.1 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked at 1.71GHz. Furthermore, the phone packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is also speculated to come in a 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage variant. On the software front, it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie.Nokia 8.1

As far as the benchmarks are concerned, the Nokia 8.1 scores 1841 points in the single-core tests and 5807 points in the multi-core test which seem impressive on paper. The listing doesn’t contain any sort of other information regarding other specifications of the device.

To recall, the Nokia 7.1 came with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ “PureDisplay” with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4/6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the device gets a Zeiss branded 12MP+ 5MP dual camera setup in the rear, followed by an 8MP AI shooter at the front. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo as a part of the Android One program and the upcoming Nokia 8.1 is expected to follow the same. Further, it draws its juice from a 3,060mAh battery.

Looking at the specs of Nokia 8.1, it is clear that it will be launched by the company as a midrange smartphone. We can expect a price of around 300 Euros. Anyways, given that the device has just made its initial appearance, let us wait for the upcoming leaks and reports to reveal more about the handset. Till then, stay tuned.

Note: The phone on the featured image is Nokia X7 and not Nokia 8.1.

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POCO F1 Lite Spotted in Geekbench. Comes with SD660 (orSD636)

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Xiaomi‘s sub-brand POCO launched the Poco F1 last year in August and was a massive success ranking in million of sales. The Poco F2 was spotted a few months back but that turned out to be fake. Now, new reports indicate the Chinese manufacturer could launch a new budget friendly smartphone in the Pocophone line-up called the Poco F1 Lite.

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The Pocophone F1 Lite was spotted in benchmarking site GeekBench. The website revealed the smartphone to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM. It runs on the latest Android 9 Pie with likely MIUI on top. On the performance front, the Poco F1 managed to score 1341 and 4830 points on the single and multi-core test.

However, the scores don’t look impressive as it falls short of the Nokia 7 Plus or Mi A2 which is powered by the same chipset. It looks more or

From another report, an unknown Xiaomi device with codename URANUS appeared on GeekBench database. Since, it has the same specifications, it is speculated that the Uranus is the Poco F1 Lite. Very few information is available about the Poco F1 Lite at this moment but it looks like it will be placed in the mid-range segment. Competition will be fierce as the recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung M30 provides some impressive specs.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 48MP primary rear camera which captures impressive details because of its large sensor. On the other hand, the Samsung M30 provides a triple camera setup along with an AMOLED display on front. It will be hard for the Poco F1 Lite to outshine these competitors. That being said, the Poco F1 has a generated a good fan following providing specs like SD 855 and 6GB RAM at an affordable cost.

As of now, the company hasn’t released any official launch dates but it should be around the corner based on these appearances.

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Redmi Go Launching in India on March 19th

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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has already created waves in the mid-range segment with the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro sold out in seconds of their first flash sale. Now the Chinese manufacturer is getting set to launch a new smartphone in the Indian market on March 19. The company today released an press invite to an event scheduled for March 19 in India.

The invitation contains the texts ‘Go” and the hashtag “AapkiNayiDuniya” hinting the launch of the Xiaomi’s first Redmi Go smartphone for the Indian market. The Indian price is yet to be revealed but the European variant carries a 80 Euros (Rs 6,000 approx) price tag.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Go smartphone a couple of months back in Philippines as Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone. The phone looks very similar to the top-selling Redmi 4A model that was one of its highest grossing smartphone till date. The rear side looks more like the Redmi 6A but the 6A is basically a redesigned Redmi 4A. The launch means that it will be the third Xiaomi handset after the Mi A1 and Mi A2, and the first Redmi model to run stock Android OS.

The Redmi Go features a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, the device boasts an 8MP single sensor at the rear with a LED flash while offering a 5MP camera at the front. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and comes pre-loaded with a couple of Lite apps like Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go and more. The handset is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.

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Huawei P30 Pro Spotted in GeekBench, P30 Series certified in Indonesia & Thailand

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Huawei is all set to unveil its upcoming Huawei P30 flagship series on March 26. The Chinese manufacturer has been teasing the top variant P30 Pro a lot. It is also expected to launch the Huawei P30 Lite alongside the standard P30 variant. Today, the P30 Pro was spotted in benchmarking website GeekBench.

It managed a score of 3289 and 9817 points on the single-core and multi-core test respectively .Though it appears to be in the same league as SD 855 and Apple’s A12 Bionic, it lags a bit behind.

Under the hood, the Huawei P30 Pro will be powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 chipset which also powers the Mate 20 Pro and the Honor View 20. Though it is a powerful chipset, it doesn’t match up to the level of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 and Apple’s A12 Bionic. The difference is not that much though, which is a good thing. The phone is listed with 8GB RAM and running on Android 9 Pie.

The smartphone carries the model number VOG-L29 which belongs to the Huawei P30 Pro. The handset also received the NBTC certification in Thailand along with TKDN and NCC certifications in Indonesia and Taiwan respectively. The certifications revealed some key specs of the device. However, the information is already known and there is nothing new.

The Huawei P30 and the P30 was certified by Taiwan’s regulatory body NCC while three variants of the P30 was certified by  Indonesia’s TKDN which are likely to be the P30, P30 Pro and the P30 Lite. From the listings the ELE-L29 model number is likely the standard P30 which will feature 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128B storage. As mentioned earlier, the VOG-L29 is the P30 Pro which comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. It will also support wireless charging. Finally, there is the MAR-LX2 that should be the P30 Lite. However, the listing didn’t include any specifications of the device.

The remaining specifications are expected to be revealed at the launch event on March 26. Till then, keep tuned.

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