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Oppo R17 to go on sale on August 23rd in China. Shown off in a hand on video!

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Oppo has revealed the launch date of the Oppo R17 smartphone after making all the specs of the smartphone public through its official website. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has made the announcement in media platform Weibo where it says that the pre-orders of the device will start from August 18 at 10 AM. The sales of the smartphone will start from August 23 in Shanghai, China according to the official Oppo page in Weibo.

Oppo is expected to launch the Oppo R17 and the bigger R17 Pro variant simultaneously but the Oppo R17 pro is yet to be listed online. A previous video teaser suggests the device will sport dual cameras with aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4 but another leaked picture shows that it might have a triple camera setup.

From the listing, the Oppo R17 will feature a 6.4 inch FHD+(2280×1080 pixels) OLED display protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6. It has the small “water-drop” notch also seem on the Oppo F9. There are no side bezels but a thin chin is present at the bottom resulting in a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. The device will also be the first Oppo smartphone to come with an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood, it is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device sports a dual camera setup of (16MP + 20MP) on the rear stacked at an vertical arrangement while there is a AI powered 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture on the front which is dubbed as “Selfie Master”.

The device will run Color OS 5.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1 and will be backed by a 3,500mAh battery with support from company’s own VOOC charging technology that claims to charge 58% in just 30 minutes. It will be available in Neon Purple and Steam Blue colour options. As for the prices and availability, we are yet to receive an official word from the company.

Also, a new hands on video of the phone has surfaced online showcasing it’s under display finger print scanner in action, take a look:

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Mi A3 & A3 Lite to Come with SD730 & SD675 Respectively. Also Teased Officially!

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With two generations of Xiaomi’s Android One phones, they’re in the works of the next-gen phone which could be named as Mi A3. Usually, the A series follows the design and specifications of “MiX” series of devices. After a lot of rumours, they’d launched Xiaomi CC9 last month. The reports on the web suggest that Xiaomi will follow CC9 lineup for A3 & A3 Lite. Famous tipster @IshanAgarwal24 revealed that the Xiaomi Mi A3 {codenamed bamboo_sprout} will spot Snapdragon 730 SoC while the lower Mi A3 Lite {codenamed cosmos_sprout} will sport a Snapdragon 675 chipset.

Talking about the design, as mentioned earlier it may follow the CC9 line-up most probably. The A3 will spot a 6.39-inch FHD+ display while the A3 lite may spot a 6.01-inch FHD+ display. Both the devices will spot the battery size of 4,030mAh. It they follow the trend of CC9, it will spot a headphone jack. Thankfully Xiaomi will return a headphone jack here and usually, A series would have a smaller capacity battery, but this time they’d solved that issue too.

Ishaan has confirmed that information regarding chipset is confirmed and not likely to change. It the rumours are true, then the Mi A3 would be powerful than the Mi CC9 series and a key differentiator between them will be the processor. The MI CC9 comes with a Snapdragon 710 SoC while the Mi CC9e has a Snapdragon 665 SoC. We don’t have any information regarding the launch date of the devices. However, the brand is launching the Redmi K20 lineup on July 17. The launch of these devices would be in the later Q3/ first of Q4.

Xiaomi also started teasing the phone in their global social media accounts. Which could mean that the global debut of the phone is happening soon.

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Realme 3i to Launch alongside Realme X, Spotted in GeekBench

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Realme is scheduled to launch its new smartphone the Realme X in India on July 15. The Chinese company will be launching another device called the Realme 3i and it is confirmed by none other than Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth. While Realme has not released any details about the smartphone, we do know that it will be a direct competitor to the Redmi 7. The Realme 3i has also made an appearance at the benchmarking site GeekBench, spilling the beans on its key specs.

From the GeekBench listing, the Realme 3i will be powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. The tested variant has 4GB RAM but there could be a 3GB RAM option too. It runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. It managed a score of 1420 and 5070 points on the single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

The other camera specs and battery unit is yet to be revealed but the handset is speculated to come with a 64MP camera given that Realme had earlier confirmed to bring a 64MP smartphone in the country soon. It could sport a 6.2 inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 3i is likely to be backed by a 4230 mAh battery.

The device is basically a watered-down variant of the Realme 3 while the company touts the device as being the most ‘stylish champion’, big battery champion’, ‘display champion’ and ‘camera champion’. While the rumored specs look too good on a budget smartphone, we should wait till an official confirmation.

The price and other information are unknown but we don’t have to wait long as the launch is just a few days from now. Flipkart already has a landing page dedicated to the Realme 3i smartphone.

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Google Pixel 4 XL CAD Renders Reveal Dual Rear Cameras & Unique Front Design

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Last month, we caught the first glimpse of the first credible renders of the upcoming Pixel 4. Now, the first credible renders of the Pixel 4 XL along with a 360-degree video has surfaced online. The renders are published by popular leaker @OnLeaks with collaboration with PriceBaba.

The previous Pixel 4 leaks were so bad that Google interfered to showcase its own official renders.  While we don’t expect the same to happen for the XL variant as we already have the official design and the renders just fill in a couple of blanks. From previous renders, Google confirmed the Pixel flagships to come with a square bulge that house the cameras. But the new renders suggest a different design assuming Google chooses this for the final product.

The renders reveal the Pixel 4 XL to ditch the notch design and instead go for a large forehead and a small chin that reminds us of the iPhone XS without the display notch. The chunky top bezels have a speaker grill and the dual cameras. Although the official specifications are not available, the front units could be a Time of Flight (ToF) that is rumored to be included in the Pixel 4 XL for a gesture control system. Also, it might be there to aid the biometric face unlock feature hinted in Android Q Beta.

The renders show no front-firing speaker or any other bottom speaker on the tiny chin. The device will sport a bottom-firing speaker with a USB Type-C port on the lower edge. The rear of the handset shows a square bump with a triple camera setup with one of the sensors rumored to be a 16MP telephoto zoom lens and other a ToF sensor. It also matches with the recently leaked real-life photos of the Pixel 4. There is no fingerprint scanner on sight which means the Google would include an in-screen fingerprint reader or one embedded on the power button.

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The back of the phone will still be made of glass ensuring that wireless charging feature is retained.  The device reportedly measures 6.25 inch with OnLeaks claiming the measurements of the Pixel 4 XL to be 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2 mm with an additional thickness of 9.3mm with the camera bump.

 

According to a Version release schedule timeline, the Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL will bb arriving on October 4 following a keynote. Google has a good history regarding leaks of Pixel phones, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see more in the coming weeks.

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