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OnePlus 7T Pro & 7T Pro McLaren Edition Launched in India. Prices starts at Rs 53,999

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After its recent OnePlus 7T launch, OnePlus today launched the OnePlus 7T Pro at an event in London. It is the successor to the OnePlus 7 Pro and follows a similar design language. In addition, the company also launched the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro.

 

The OnePlus Launch Event started with the company’s co-founder Carl Pei on the stage. He talked about OxygenOS claiming that it is one of the three reasons the fans love the company. Pei revealed some of the new features that debuted with the OxygenOS 10 like landscape app switching, updated Zen mode, improved OnePlus Gallery and new customization options. After that Google’s Andrei Popescu took the stage to talk about Android 10 improvements on all fronts, including Digital Wellbeing, Privacy, and Security.

OnePlus’s Akin Evangelidis then joined the stage to reveal the OnePlus 7T Pro. It comes with a smooth, responsive and vivid 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution (3120 x 1440 pixels). It has a 90Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+. The edges of the display are curved like the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T. It aims to deliver an immersive viewing and multimedia experience. Like previous OnePlus devices, it comes with a Reading Mode that supports full-color content.

OnePlus smartphones give importance to camera upgrades and the OnePlus 7T Pro is no exception. It gets a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with 7P lens structure, f/1.6 aperture, and OIS. It is coupled with a 16MP ultra-wide secondary sensor with a 117-degree field of view and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3X zoom. The camera app has Super Macro mode and Nightscape Mode and supports HIS (Hybrid Image Stabilization) for stable videos. On the front, it offers a 16MP pop-up camera.

OnePlus 7T Pro

Like the OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It runs OxygenOS 10 on top of Android 10 and is backed by a 4,080 mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T support. The McLaren Edition shares almost the same specifications with a new papaya orange finish that is seen on the edges, camera module, and notification slider. There are some software tweaks as well like custom icons, exclusive animation, themes, and wallpapers.

The OnePlus 7T Pro is priced at Rs 53,999 while the McLaren Edition will cost Rs 58,999. The standard version will go on sale from October 12 at 12PM via OnePlus.in, Amazon India and OnePlus offline stores. There will also be one special sale for the smartphone on October 11 at 12PM at the OnePlus Exclusive Stores in 8 cities across the country. The McLaren Edition will be available from November 5 via OnePlus.in, Amazon India and OnePlus offline stores. Limited units will be put for pre-booking on October 11 via the OnePlus Exclusive Stores which will ship on October 18. The Pre-booking customers will also get a pair of Type-C bullets.

OnePlus 7T Pro specification

  • 6.67-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 16MP + 8MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • OxygenOS 10 on top of Android 10
  • 4,080 mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T

 

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Redmi Note 8 Pro & Note 8 Launched in India! Comes with Unbeatable Prices.

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Xiaomi has finally launched it’s Redmi Note 8 series phones in India, the Redmi Note 8 Pro & Redmi Note 8.

Let’s talk first about Redmi Note 8 Pro.

So the Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched earlier this year in China.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display. And it is having a claimed screen to body ratio of 90.1%.

The phone is powered by Mediatek’s latest gaming SoC, Mediatek Helio G90T. And Note 8 Pro is the first phone to come with the chipset. The phone comes in two variants, one is the base variant, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. And the next one is having 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Coming to cameras, this phone is coming with a primary 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. And there are three more auxiliary cameras, which make up the quad camera setup of the phone. The second camera is an 8MP wide angle camera, which is having a field of vision of 120°. The third one is a 2MP macro camera, and finally the fourth camera is a normal depth sensor which just aids portrait mode.

Coming to the battery, Xiaomi has increased the battery capacity of the Redmi Note series from 4,000mAh to 4,500mAh battery. Also, this time around Xiaomi is bundling an 18W charger in the box with the phone.

Now let’s talk about Redmi Note 8.

Redmi Note 8, the younger sibling in the Redmi Note 8 series is looking radically different from the elder Pro variant.

The phone comes with a 6.3 inch FHD+ display, with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC, and comes in two different variants, a 4GB RAM 64GB internal storage variant and a 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage variant.

Coming to the cameras, the phone comes with a quad camera setup similar to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but with a small change in the primary sensor. The Redmi Note 8 carries over the same 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor from Redmi Note 7s. The rest of the triple cameras remains the same in this phone.

Now, talking about the battery, the Note 8 comes with a 4000mAh battery itself and it also comes with 18W fast charger in the box.

Now, for the pricing. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at Rs.14,999 for the 6/64GB variant and the 8/128GB variant is priced at Rs.17,999!

And the Redmi Note 8 is priced at Rs.9,999 for the 4/64GB variant and the 6/128GB variant is priced at Rs.12,999!

Both the phones will be available from 21st October on Amazon, Mi.com and Mi Homes.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Mediatek Helio G90T SoC
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 64MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,500mAh battery

Redmi Note 8 Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 665
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
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Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL is Here! And it’s not Launching in India!

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Google has been teasing the Pixel 4 for months and thanks to all the leaks, we already knew a few things about the new Pixel lineup. But today, Google has officially revealed the all-new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. These 4th Generation Pixel phones come with some of the latest and best features, developed by Google.

The new Pixel 4 devices get a few new features while lacking on a few that are essential to many. The Pixel 4 devices have a display this time without a huge bathtub notch, which seems great but on top, there are sensors and front-facing camera. The display corners are rounder, the volume rockers along with the power button are placed on the right edge. The Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch display while the bigger Pixel 4 XL has a 6.3-inch display. The Pixel 4 gets a full HD+ OLED panel while its bigger brother has got a Quad HD+ OLED display. Interestingly, both the phones have a display with a high refresh rate of 90Hz this time. There is also HDR 10 support for playing HDR supported video content from popular streaming services.

On the back, there is no fingerprint scanner this time as Google has moved to facial recognition. There is the square camera module, which protrudes a bit and houses the main camera, a telephoto camera, an LED flash, and the flicker sensor. This time, there is no dual-tone back. Users get to pick from three color variants- White, Black, and Orange. There is no headphone jack, instead, the bottom has only the USB-C port along with a bottom-firing speaker. On the front, above the display, there is the front-facing camera. There are a lot of sensors as well for facial recognition and a Soli radar chip for Motion Sense Gestures. Pixel 4 still has stereo speakers, thanks to that bezel on top where there is another speaker.

In terms of processor, again Google has gone for the best chipset available right now- The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This time, we get 6GB of RAM, finally, along with 64GB or 128GB storage onboard the new Pixel 4 devices. In terms of camera, both the Pixel 4 devices come with a pretty ‘not-so-interesting’ setup. Despite having a huge square bumpy camera module, there is just a dual-camera setup that houses the main 12MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor along with a 16MP Telephoto Sony IMX481 lens that offers two times optical zoom. This is pretty underwhelming, to be honest. On the front as well, there is an 8MP Sony IMX520 sensor. In terms of camera hardware, the Pixel 4 seems pretty underwhelming, but Google has got some tricks under the sleeves that we will talk about later.

The Pixel 4 packs a 2800mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3700mAh battery. Both the phones, however, support wired 18W USB Power Delivery and 10W Qi Wireless Charging. The phones run Android 10 out of the box and are guaranteed to receive three years of OS and security updates. The phones come with IPX8 which means that the devices can withstand more than 1 meter of immersion in water, so basically Pixel 4 owners need not worry about water splashes and all, but taking the phone into the swimming pool might not be a good idea.

The Pixel 4 devices come with a Titan M security chip, which verifies that the device isn’t running tampered or outdated software. It also protects the device against unwanted attempts of data decryption, and secure transactions in third-party apps. The new Pixel 4 features Motion Sense, which is powered by the Soli radar on the front. Motion Sense gestures let users control music, silence alerts, or even check notifications.

Though the new Pixel 4 devices seem pretty plain, at least as per the specs, Google has a lot of software tricks, computational photography features and more, thanks to the unique software crafted by Google. Google Pixel 4 comes with an Astrophotography mode that lets users take shots with up to 15 seconds long exposure. Live HDR+ is something very helpful which will show how the photo will look with HDR+, right in the viewfinder. There are dual exposure controls, quick video, and social share. Portrait mode has been improved and now users can take photos of large objects, pets too using the portrait mode. Dual Exposure Controls let users independently adjust the brightness and shadows of their compositions as per their taste to achieve the best lighting.

New and improved Google Assistant is also here on Pixel 4, and Google claims that the Assistant can process speech with nearly zero latency, transcribe speech in real-time and operate without network connectivity. The new Google Assistant can integrate with other apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Photos. The Pixel 4 gets Live Captions as well which lets you see captions from an audio or video playing, in real-time.

As of now, the Pixel 4 devices have been announced only in the US. Pixel 4 starts at $799 for the 64GB variant while the 128GB variant is priced at $899. The Pixel 4 XL starts the same price as that of a 128GB Pixel 4, i.e. $899 with 64GB storage. The Pixel 4 XL with 128GB storage is priced at $999. Pre-orders have already started and the phones will be available starting from October 24. This time, there is no news regarding the availability of the devices in India, because it has been confirmed that Google won’t be launching the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in India.

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Realme X2 Pro Launched in China! SD855+, 6.5 inch 90Hz Display & Quad Cameras!

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Realme today launched its Realme X2 Pro smartphone in China. The smartphone is placed in the growing mid-range flagship segment and will take on the likes of the Redmi K20 and the OnePlus 7T. The Chinese manufacturer also unveiled the Realme X2 Pro Master Edition designed by Japanese Naoto Fukasawa alongside the regular variant. It has a frosted glass protection with “Brick” and “Cement” finish options.

The Realme X2 Pro pricing in China starts at CNY 2,699 (Rs 27,200 approx) for the 6GB/64GB variant, CNY 2,899 (Rs 29,200 approx) for the 8GB/128GB variant while the 12GB/256GB variant comes at a price tag of CNY 3,299 (Rs 33,200 approx). It will be available in White and Blue color options with gradient finish on top. The Realme X2 Pro Edition will have a single 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage configuration while the rest of the specifications are the same as the regular variant. It is priced at CNY 3,299 (Rs 33,200 approx) in China.

The Realme X2 Pro features a 6.5 inch Super AMOLED Fluid display with FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2040 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate and 135Hz sampling rate. The display panel comes with DC dimming 2.0  support, HDR10+ certification and has 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio protected by Corning Glass 5. It also features a waterdrop shaped notch and an integrated fingerprint sensor under the display.

Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ paired with 6GB, 8GB and 12GB LPDDR4X RAM. It has 64GB (dual-channel UFS 2.1), 128GB (UFS 3.0) and 256GB (UFS 3.0) storage. The device runs ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge support. The proprietary technology has been claimed to charge the phone fully in just 35 minutes. Further, it gets a 18W USB PD and Quick Charge support.

In optics, the Realme X2 Pro features a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with a six-piece, f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP secondary sensor with f/2.5 aperture telephoto lens, a 8MP tertiary sensor with a 115-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone has a 16MP Sony IMX 471 camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture and has portrait mode support.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB, Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack while sensors on-board include an accelerometer gyroscope, ambient light sensor, magnetometer and proximity sensor. It has dual-speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio technology support. It measures 161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm and weighs 199 grams.

The Realme X2 Pro will be available for purchase in China through the official Realme website, Jingdong, Tmall and Suning Tesco from October 18. Customers purchasing the phone on the first day will be entitled to receive a CNY 100 (Rs 1,000 approx) discount. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth already confirmed that the Realme X2 Pro will arrive in the Indian market in December. It will come as an upgrade to the Realme X2 which will be launched in the Indian market as the Realme XT 730G in December.

Realme X2 Pro specifications

  • 6.5 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Fluid display

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+

  • 6GB, 8GB and 12GB LPDDR4X RAM

  • 64GB (dual-channel UFS 2.1), 128GB (UFS 3.0) and 256GB (UFS 3.0) storage

  • 64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear

  • 16MP front

  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie

  • 4,000 mAh battery with 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge

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