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OPPO F9 & F9 Pro Teasers Revealed, Official Facebook Page posts Images of the Phone!

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Oppo is developing the successor of its F7 smartphone launched back in March this year. Dubbed as the OPPO F9 and F9 Pro, it received Bluetooth certification recently and also appeared in a teaser. Now, the Chinese phone manufacturer has posted official teaser images in their official Indian Twitter account which also confirms it’s Indian launch.

The teaser image and videos show both the F9 and the F9 Pro with the tagline “The breaking new vision”. The images show the devices will come with a small inverted triangular notch and a small chin encased in a glass body.  The volume rocker is placed on the left side while the right side houses the power button. There are dual cameras on the rear with LED flash on the top left of the device. Furthermore, Oppo F9 is advertised to come with VOOC fast charging tech that claims to give 2 hours talk time in just 5 minutes of charging.

Now, OPPO F7 came with an oval fingerprint sensor in the rear, but its missing from the F9/F9 Pro. The company has coupled of options to choose from; it filed a patent for a under-display fingerprint sensor in April this year and also the OPPO Find X flagship came with a 3D face scanner. There is very less chance that OPPO will bring a mid-range smartphone sorely dependent on camera Facial recognition.

From earlier reports, it is speculated to be powered by MediaTek Helio P60 chipset (MT 6771). The F9 may come with 4GB RAM while the Pro variant may sport 6GB RAM. As for the price, we can expect the regular variant will be priced around Rs 22,000 while the Pro variant will cost a couple of bucks more. The recent rumours point to an August launch that is supported by the appearance of the teaser images. However , the launch date and the initial market is yet to be confirmed by the company.

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Three Upcoming Vivo mid-range phones Spotted in TENAA

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo which recently launched the Vivo Z3 is gearing up for another major release in the mid-range price segment. Three devices from the manufacturer got listed on TENAA today which reveals the brand’s upcoming models.

The devices bear the model numbers V1818A, V1818T and  V1814T respectively. The first two devices pack similar specifications and one of them would be probably distributed via carriers.

Coming to the specifications, both the devices sport a tall 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display with 720 x 1520 pixel resolution. It appears like a water-drop shaped notch would be present on the device for holding the front camera. The processor used in the devices is unknown but is an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.95 GHz, which is expected to be the MediaTek Helio P60.

There would be 4 GB of RAM in the device which would be coupled with 64 GB of internal storage, further expandable with the help of a microSD card up to 256GB. In terms of camera, it would feature vertically stacked dual camera setup on the rear of 13 MP and 2 MP sensors. It will draw juice from a huge 3935 mAh battery. The handset will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with FuntouchOS.

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The third device will feature a bigger 6.41-inch FHD+ display with comparatively higher 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. The RAM used in the device is of 6 GB paired with 128 GB of internal storage.

The cameras used are a 12 MP + 5 MP setup instead of 13 MP + 2 MP like the other two models. The model is shown off in Pink color. The battery used in the device is a smaller 3330 mAh one despite the larger display size.

It seems like Vivo would launch these devices anytime soon as the devices are approved and ready to be unveiled into the market. Stay tuned for updates.

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Samsung might be working on a Gaming Phone!

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Gaming smartphones are on the rise with more and more manufacturers developing their own gaming smartphone. The latest company to join this list is Samsung, who is reported to have already started working on its gaming smartphone which will be directly competing against the ones present in the market. The source comes from an insider according to whom the company will make the device as par with the latest standards.

There is currently very less information available about the smartphone, but it is speculated that recently leaked Galaxy A series phone is none other than this one. If this is true, the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage.

The South Korean electronics giant is said to avoid using LED lights on the back of the device and instead use a more generic design like the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9. It is also rumoured to come with a tall Infinity display with a glass and aluminium body alongside.

Gaming smartphones usually come with a cooling system and this upcoming handset will no different. Samsung has already showcased their Water Carbon cooling system in the Galaxy Note 9. As for the launch date, the Samsung gaming smartphone is expected to be unveiled in November.

The company is also stated to bring a new display technology that will be a solution to the notched displays. Twitter user Ice Universe spotted Samsung announcing a new AMOLED display technology during its OLED Forum conference in China. The display will include a fingerprint scanner, sound, haptics and under panel sensor (UPS) which eliminating the need of a notch.

Huawei is developing its own gaming centric device under Huawei brand (they already have one under Honor, Honor Play). Samsung gaming phone will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Black Shark 2ASUS ROG phone and Nubia Red Magic.

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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.

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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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