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OPPO Reno2, Reno2 Z & Reno2 F Launched in India! Comes with 5X Hybrid & 20X Digital Zoom.

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OPPO launched the OPPO Reno along with the 10x Zoom edition earlier this year. Today the Chinese manufacturer unveiled its successor globally in India. Dubbed as the OPPO Reno2, it comes in three variants, namely Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F. Though the smartphones have a similar design, it has different camera setup, display quality, and processors. Oppo also launched the Oppo Enko Q1 noise-canceling headsets worth Rs 7,990 at the event.

Oppo Reno 2

The event started with Sumit Walia, Vice President, Product & Marketing, OPPO India, on the stage who explained the company’s history and its various innovations. He informed that Oppo’s Greater Noida manufacturing facility produces over 50 million smartphones annually. OPPO partnered with Facebook for the launch of the smartphone. Facebook’s Sandeep Bhushan and Kitty Lun gave more details about the partnership and future plans. Then Jithin Abraham, Product Manager, Oppo India, took the stage to give details about the new Reno2 series phones.  He said that the Oppo Reno2 has a 3D curved Gorilla Glass on the back and features rounded corners.

Oppo Reno 2

The OPPO Reno2 features a 6.55 inch AMOLED Panoramic display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. On the other hand, the Reno2 Z and Reno2 F come with slightly small 6.53-inch Panoramic display. All the three smartphones lack a notch to accommodate the selfie camera and instead sports motorized camera mechanisms. It has a 93.1% screen-to-body ratio and is also equipped with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood, the OPPO Reno2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G that is designed for gaming. The Reno2 Z and the 2F houses the MediaTek Helio P90 and Helio P70 respectively. All the variants come with an 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage combination except the Reno2 F which has 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. All the three devices have UFS2.1 fast storage and LPDDR 4x memory module.

The OPPO Reno2 variants sport a quad-camera setup at the rear with a few differences. The Reno2 has an optically and electronically stabilized 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor, a 13MP telephoto lens that has 5X hybrid zoom, an 8MP wide-angle camera and 2MP senor with a monochrome lens for depth sensing. It has 20x digital zoom, Ultra, Dark Mode, Ultra Steady Video and Bokeh Effect Video.

The Reno2 Z has an electronically stabilized 48MP sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP sensor with mono lens and a 2MP portrait sensor. The Reno2 F comes with an electronically stabilized 48MP Samsung GW1 sensor with the same 8MP wide-angle, 2MP mono-lens and 2MP depth sensor combination as the Reno2 Z. The Reno series smartphones have the distinctive shark-fin style motorized camera that debuted with the Reno smartphone. The Reno2 sports the same shark-fin 16MP selfie camera, but the other two comes with a centrally placed vertical 16MP pop-up camera.

The Reno2 series handsets are backed by a 4,000 mAh li-ion battery with support for VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge technology. They run on ColorOS 6.1UI based on Android 9 Pie. To enhance the gaming experience the Reno2 comes with features like TouchBoost, FrameBoost, and GameBoost.

The Reno2 pricing starts at Rs 36,990 while the Reno2 Z is priced at Rs 29,990. Pre-bookings for the Reno2 start on September 10 while the sales will begin from September 20. The Reno2 Z will be available for pre-booking starting today and will go on sale from September 6. The company said the Reno2 F will be available for purchase in November but is yet to reveal the price. There are five color options to choose from Ocean Blue (Reno2), Luminous Black (Reno2 & Reno2 Z), Sky White/Polar Light (Reno2 Z), and Sky White/Lake Green (Reno2 F). The smartphones can be purchased online from Flipkart and Amazon and OPPO’s 50,000 offline stores spread across the country.

Oppo Reno2 specifications

  • 6.55 inch AMOLED Panoramic display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP +13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  •  ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge

Reno2 Z specifications

  • 6.53 inch AMOLED Panoramic display
  • MediaTek Helio P90
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP +8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  •  ColorOS 6.1based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge

Reno2 F specifications

  • 6.53 inch AMOLED Panoramic display
  • MediaTek Helio P70
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 48MP +8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  •  ColorOS 6.1based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge

 

 

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Realme XT Launched in India. Comes with 6.4 inch AMOLED display & 64MP Quad Cameras!

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Today Realme XT has finally been launched in India at an event after the device was being anticipated for a while. The main highlight of the phone is the 64-megapixel camera sensor on the back. At the event, the company also launched Realme Buds Wireless and Realme Power Bank.

Realme also revealed another new phone under its X Series after Realme X, the Realme XT 730G. The Realme XT is similar to Realme XT, except that the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor and supports 30W fast charging.

The Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop-style notch. The display has a maximum brightness of up to 550nits. There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and the back of the phone. The Realme XT is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor the same processor they used in Realme 5 Pro, coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage, whereas the top variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

In terms of camera, the Realme XT comes with a quad-camera setup on the back. The primary shooter is a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). Along with that, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera for video calling and selfies.

The Realme XT runs Android Pie out of the box with Color OS 6.0 on top. It packs a big 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging at 20 Watts. For charging and data transfer the Realme XT has a USB Type-C port at the bottom, and the phone retains the 3.5mm audio jack. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with essential connectivity options like dual 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

The Realme XT starts at Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, whereas the 6GB RAM variant is priced just a little higher at Rs. 16,999. Both of these variants have 64 GB storage. However, the top variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 18,999. The Realme XT will go on sale on Flipkart and Realme.com on September 16, 12 PM, but the phone will also be available via retailers later. There are launch offers like flat Rs. 2000 cashback if payment is made using UPI via Paytm and Paytm First membership worth Rs. 750. Also, the first 64,000 buyers of Realme XT will also get free screen replacement, which will be valid for six months.

Along with Realme XT, the company also launched the Realme Buds Wireless, a pair of wireless earphones which is priced at Rs. 1799. The Realme Buds Wireless offers 12-hour battery life and packs 11.2mm bass boost driver. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and comes with a 3-button remote. Realme Buds Wireless will be sold in Orange, Green, and Black colors. The Realme Buds Wireless will go on sale tomorrow on Amazon India.

The company also launched Realme Powerbank with 10000mAh capacity. The new power bank from Realme comes with dual USB output i.e. USB-A and USB-C, making it compatible for most smartphones. Also, the power bank offers 18W fast charging. It will go on sale later this month, for a price of Rs. 12,999.

At the event, Realme India head Madhav Seth also revealed the timeline for Android 10 update for existing Realme phones. Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme X, and Realme XT will the first phones to get the Android 10 update in the first quarter of 2020. Realme 3, Realme 5, and Realme 3i will get the update in the next quarter and at last, in the third quarter, the Realme 2 Pro will get Android 10 update.

Realme XT Specifications

  • 6.4 inch AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 712 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 64MP primary + 8MP ultra wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4000mAh battery
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Samsung Galaxy A30s & Galaxy A50s Launched in India. Comes with iterative Upgrades!

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Samsung today officially launched the Galaxy A30s and the Samsung Galaxy A50s for the Indian market. The two A-series smartphones were announced last month and are known for their prism backplane design and triple rear cameras.

Both the smartphone adopt a prismatic geometric pattern and holographic finish at the back. They come in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Violet and Prism Crush Green color options. Other common features between the A30s and the A50s include in-screen fingerprint sensor, Alive Screen, Dolby Atmos and Samsung Pay.

Galaxy A30s

The Samsung Galaxy A30 features a 6.4 inch Infinity-V Super AMOLED display with a resolution of HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by a 14nm Exynos 7904 chipset and is available in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. Both the variants have expandable memory option up to 512GB via a microSD card.

In the optics, the device sports a triple rear camera setup with a 25MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it offers a 16MP selfie shooter. It runs OneUI based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5 mm jack and USB Type-C.

Galaxy A50s

On the other hand, the Galaxy A50s sports a 6.4 inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels). It is powered by a 10nm Exynos 9610 chipset with Mali-G72 GPU paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. It has expandable memory option up to 512GB via a microSD card.

In the optics department, it has a triple camera rear setup consisting of a 48MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and night mode, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front gets a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and a Night Mode. It runs OneUI based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy A30s is priced at Rs 16,999 for the sole 4/64GB variant while the Galaxy A50s pricing starts at Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999 for the 4/128GB and 6/128GB respectively. Both the smartphone will go on sale starting today in India. It will be available for purchase from Amazon, Paytm Mall, Flipkart, Samsung Online Store and the brand’s Opera House in Bengaluru.

Samsung A30s specifications

  • 6.4 inch HD+ Infinity-V Super AMOLED display
  • Exynos 7904 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 25MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • OneUI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging

Samsung A50s specifications

  • 6.4 inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9610 SoC
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • OneUI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging
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Apple iPhone 11,11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Launched! Indian Prices Revealed, starts from Rs.64,900!

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The wait is over as Apple is back for its most anticipated launch of the year. The ‘Apple Special Event’ took place at Steve Jobs Auditorium, Cupertino, California, where the company unveiled its three new iPhones- the iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and the iPhone Pro Max. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the successors to last year’s iPhone XS and XS Max.

Apple unveiled its Watch Series 5 running on watchOS 6 at the event. It also announced Apple Arcade in partnership with gaming giants Konami, Capcom and Annapurna Interactive. The project is being dubbed as “the world’s first subscription service for mobile, desktop, and living room.” The Apple TV+ in competition with Netflix and the new iPad was also revealed.

The smartphones gets a matte finish and steel case build. It is made of 100% recycled aluminium. There is still no 5G support but includes Wi-Fi 6. Apple now uses a “Haptic Touch” feedback instead of the 3D Touch. The Face ID is 30-percent faster than before.

The latest iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1 inch screen Retina Display. The iPhone Pro and the iPhone Pro Max has a Super Retina XDR OLED display of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inch respectively. It has 458 ppi pixel density, peak brightness of 1200 nits and a 2 million to 1 contrast ratio.  The display also has support for HDR 10 with Dolby Vision.

The three iPhone 11 devices are powered by the brand new Apple A13 Bionic chipset. The new chipset offers the most powerful CPU and GPU combination capable of trillion operations in a second which makes it the “best CPU for machine learning”.

Like the renders suggested, the iPhone 11 will have a square module with triple camera setup. It consists of a 12MP wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with f/1.4 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2X zoom. It has OIS, 4k 60FPS shooting capabilities and has slow motion which Apple calls “slo-fie”. It has 4X optical zoom and Pro level video editing on Filmic Pro with live selection of shots. There is a night mode along with a Deep Fusion feature, which takes the best features from nine different images that the iPhone automatically takes and uses machine learning to combine a final detailed image.

The iPhone 11 series runs iOS 13 with a new Dark Mode. Apple claims the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro will get up to 4 hours of extra battery life, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max will offer up to 5 hours of extra battery compared to their predecessors. There is a 18W super-fast charger bundled along with it.

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants priced at $999 and $1,099, respectively. Apple also announced the Indian prices of the three iPhones. The iPhone 11 pricing starts at Rs 64,900 for the 64GB storage variant. The 64GB variant of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are priced at Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900, respectively. They will go up for pre sale on Friday, September 20 and will available a week after that on September 27 in India. Earlier, Apple announced that the sale will start from September 20 in India but revised the dates. The Pro and the Pro max will come in midnight green, space gray, silver, gold color options while the iPhone 11 has black, white, yellow, purple, green, Product Red color options.

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