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OnePlus 6T Launched in India. Pricing Starts at Rs.37,999!

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OnePlus made its global launch of its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 6T yesterday. Today, the company has unveiled the device for the Indian market in an event held in New Delhi. OnePlus made the event open to its fans by sending out invites and sending a bunch of goodies for the attendees.

The OnePlus 6T is a minor refresh to the original OnePlus 6, which is obvious as the “T” lineup always used to be an incremental phone with minor changes. But this time, the brand has made some daring decisions which they had not been doing in the past. The first major change would be the decision to get rid of the headphone jack. This is quite disappointing as most of the OnePlus enthusiasts loved the headphone jack and OnePlus was always a company which listened to the needs of the customer.

In the OnePlus 6T, there will be no physical fingerprint scanner. Instead, the company has decided to go with an in-display fingerprint scanner which is gradually becoming mainstream. We have seen devices with in-display fingerprint scanners in the past but OnePlus claims it to be the fastest.

In terms of specifications, the device comes with a 6.24-inch Full Optic AMOLED screen with a Full-HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and teardrop shaped notch, protected by the layer of the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on top. Also, it will have five calibration settings including adaptive mode, custom color and more for a better and immersive experience.

Under the hood, it is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC found on the OnePlus 6, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It comes in three configurations, namely 6/128GB (yes, no 64GB option), 8/128GB and 8/256GB variants. Interestingly, OnePlus has improved gaming performance with the new Smart Boost feature which uses RAM as storage for an improved gaming performance. Users will experience up to 20% faster loading times with graphics-heavy games like PUBG etc.

In the Optics department, the OnePlus 6T gets the same dual-camera setup from the 6, featuring a 16MP (Sony IMX 519) as its primary shooter clubbed with a 20MP (Sony IMX 376K) secondary shooter, both having an aperture of f/1.7. The camera also supports OIS along with EIS and slow-mo video recording at 480fps.

The camera app has gone through some major changes with the inclusion of new features like the Studio Lighting mode similar to what we saw in the iPhone X, followed by the Nightscape mode (coming to OnePlus 6 soon) for better low light photography along with HDR, noise reduction, and more. For selfies, we again have the same 16MP f/2.0 shooter housed in the front notch.

Furthermore, the phone makes the use of an In-Display fingerprint scanner as the unlocking method, it is termed as “Screen Unlock” by the company and is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.34 seconds which will improve more over the time. Digging into detail, the company said that its compatible with the screen protectors (suggested official screen protectors) and will work even if the display gets small cracks.

On the software front, the new flagship runs on latest Android 9 Pie with Oxygen OS layered on top. It draws its juice from a sufficiently large 3,700mAh battery that as usual supports OnePlus’s Dash Charge. There is no IP rating, and no wireless charging though.

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As far as the pricing and availability is concerned, the OnePlus 6T’s base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs.37,999, while the 8/128GB and 8/256GB versions will retail for Rs.41,999 and Rs.45,999 respectively.

OnePlus 6T Specifications

  • 6.41-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6 GB/8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB/256 GB Storage
  • 16 MP + 20 MP (f/1.7) Rear Camera
  • 16 MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 3,700 mAh battery
  • Mirror Black and Midnight Black color variants
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Vivo Y91 Launched in India. Dew Drop Notch, Helio P22 & Dual Cameras!

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Vivo today silently launched its Vivo Y91 smartphone in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer launched the budget smartphone in the Philippines last year in November and in Pakistan last month. It is also just a downgraded Vivo Y93, which launched earlier last year (just the difference in RAM!).

Coming to the specifications, the Vivo Y91 features a 6.22 inch Halo FullView display with a waterdrop notch, a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and an 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It is available in 2GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage variant that can be further expanded up to 256GB.

In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup in the rear of a 13MP + 2MP configuration while offering an 8MP on the front for selfies and video calling. The front camera supports Portrait mode and Face Unlock though there is a rear fingerprint sensor. The dual SIM handset runs on Fun Touch OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 4,030 mAh battery supported by a smart power management feature. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GOS and GLONAS and a micro-USB 2.0 port.

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The Vivo Y91 comes at a price tag of Rs 10,999 ($155 approx) for the single variant but it might be a introductory pricing and may sell at a Rs 11,990 ($169 approx) later on. It is currently available for purchase through the official Vivo online store in Ocean Blue and Starry Black color options. It comes bundled with a free pair of Bluetooth earphones.

Jio is offering benifits worth Rs. 4,000 along with 3TB data while Airtel subscribers on the other hand will get instant cashback of Rs 2,000 and 240GB of data. There is also an exchange offer but only for old Vivo smartphones, no-cost EMI and 15 days replacement with the purchase of the phone.

Vivo Y91 specifications

  • 6.22 inch HD+ Halo FullView 19:9 display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • 4,030 mAh battery
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ITel A44 Air Launched in India. Comes with Android Go & Dual Rear Cameras!

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Itel Mobile, one of the youngest player in the Indian smartphone market today unveiled a new entry level smartphone in the sub Rs 5,000 category, Dubbed as iTel A44 Air, it offers features that are offered in the Rs 10,000 price segment and above. And it is an addition to the A44 lineup from iTel (iTel A44, A44 Pro & A44 Power was launched last year in India).

As for the specifications, iTel A44 Air features a 5.45 inch full-screen display with a resolution of 480×960 pixels and 81% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood it is powered by a 1.4GHz chipset and is coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 32GB via a microSD card.

In the optics department, the iTel A44 Air sports an entry-level dual camera setup of 5MP camera paired with a 0.08MP camera for depth sensing. The company claims that the cameras use AI to enhance the final output. On the front, it offers a 2MP camera with Face Beauty mode that analyses different lightning conditions for improved camera output.

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Additional cameras include AI Super Night Shot mode, AI HD video recording and portrait bokeh effect. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Android Go edition and is backed by a 2,400 mAh battery. There is support for dual SIM 4G VoLTE across all the operators in the country.

ITel A44 Air comes at a price tag of Rs 4,999 and will be available in Blusher Gold, Elegant Blue and Slate Grey across offline stores across India. The smartphone offers features like Face Unlock and AI dual cameras seen on the higher priced smartphones making it a viable option for the price conscious consumers. ITel is also offering a 100 days replacement warranty on the smartphone.

ITel A44 Air specifications

  • 5.45 inch full-screen display
  • 1.4GHz chipset
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 5MP + 0.08MP rear AI cameras
  • 2MP front with Face beauty mode
  • Android 8.1 Android Go edition
  • 2,400 mAh battery
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Honor 10 Lite Launched in India, Comes with Kirin 710 & 24 MP AI Selfie Camera

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Honor launched the Honor 10 Lite two months back in China. Ever since its Chinese launch, there had been rumors regarding the handset’s Indian launch. Last week, the device got teased in Flipkart stating the Indian launch date. Now the wait is finally over and the brand has officially unveiled the device in India.

As stated earlier, the device would retail exclusively on Flipkart. The handset packs some decent specifications and is available at an affordable price point. The Honor 10 Lite comes with a huge 6.21-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels in a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass on top.

Under the hood, it is powered by the 12-nm based Kirin 710 SoC which the company claims to outperform the Snapdragon 636, Snapdragon 660, and the Mediatek Helio P60.  It is coupled with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, dedicated NPU for AI tasks and GPU Turbo 2.0. The phone comes in three different RAM and storage configurations including 4/64GB and 6/64GB, both of which comes with expandable storage.

In terms of camera, the Honor 10 Lite gets a vertically stacked pair of cameras at the rear, featuring a 13-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture alongside with a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. Whereas, on the front, we have a 24-megapixel front camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The camera app is well-equipped with nifty AI features including AI-based portrait mode and smart scene detection which can recognize and enhance between up to 22 different scenes.

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On the software front, it runs latest Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1 layered on top. Fueling the handset is a sufficiently large 3,400mAh battery. The device also packs in Facial recognition for unlocking in addition to the fingerprint scanner given at the back.

There are Gradient Blue, Lily Valley White, and Magic Night Black colour variants to choose from. It must be noted that the gradient colour is available only in the Sky Blue version. The base variant(4 GB + 64 GB) will be available to purchase at Rs. 13,999, while the 6 GB RAM 64 GB internal storage comes with a cost of Rs. 17,999.

Honor 10 Lite Specifications

  • 6.21-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD Display
  • Kirin 710 chipset
  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal storage
  • 13 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP Rear Camera
  • 24 MP f/2.0 Front Camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 3,400mAh battery
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