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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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