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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.

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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.

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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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Samsung Galaxy M31 Launched in India! Comes with 64MP Quad Camera, AMOLED display & 6000mAh Battery.

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Samsung today launched the Galaxy M31 in India. The mid-range smartphone is the  successor of the highly popular Galaxy M30 launched last year. While Samsung has mostly made minor changes compared to the M30 and the M30s, it has added a polycarbonate back making a departure from the all glass panel design look that other competitors follow in the segment.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 features a 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. Under the hood, it is powered by an Exynos 9611 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which can be further expanded to 512GB. The smartphone runs Samsung One UI based on Android 10. The UI brings some interesting features the company claims are tailored to users in India.

One of the main highlights of the phone is the quad camera setup at the rear. It consists of a 64MP primary camera that uses pixel binning technology to produce sharp 16MP images which consumes less storage. It is paired with an 8MP secondary wide-angle sensor, a 5MP tertiary macro sensor and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front there is a 16MP sensor housed on a water-drop notch. Samsung has added a dedicated Night Mode and 4K recording support on both the front and rear cameras along with hyperlapse and slo-mo videos.

The phone also boasts a massive battery of 6,000 mAh battery that Samsung claims to help users last more than one day on a single charge. It comes with support for 15W fast charging through a USB Type-C port. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack and a square-shaped capacitive fingerprint sensor at the rear.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 pricing starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant while the 6GB/128GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. It will go on sale on March 5 at 12PM via Amazon’s India’s website in Ocean Blue and Space Black color options. It will be competing against the likes of Poco X2, Realme X2 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in its segment.

Samsung M31 specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9611 chipset
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Samsung One UI based on Android 10
  • 6,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging

 

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iQOO 3 Launched In India! Comes with SD865, in Both 4G & 5G Variants!

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iQOO is the first brand actually to announce a 5G smartphone in India. But right after the company announced that on February 25th, the iQOO 3 would be launched in India, Realme went ahead to launch their flagship Realme X50 Pro 5G. Today, iQOO launched the iQOO 3 and with that, the brand officially entered the crowded and ever-expanding Indian smartphone market. However, there is a 4G variant of the phone as well.

In terms of hardware, the iQOO 3 has flagship chipset, UFS 3.1 storage and more. The iQOO 3 features a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display and the display is HDR10+ certified. The display has a 180Hz Super Touch Response rate, which is 50% higher than most phones. The phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both the front and the back.

The iQOO 3 is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and Adreno 650 GPU. The 8GB variant of the phone comes with 128GB onboard storage, while the top variant of the phone with 12GB RAM comes with 256GB onboard storage. However, on the top variant of the device, there is UFS 3.1 storage, which is significantly faster. Also, only the 12/256GB variant is capable of 5G, rest of the variants are 4G only.

In terms of camera, the phone comes with a quad-camera setup on the back, which may sound pretty standard for 2020. But, the implementation and choice of lenses are quite different from others. There is a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor as a primary camera. Along with that, there is a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, another 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Quad-camera setup on smartphones is standard these days. But iQOO has focused on a significant concern raised by many, i.e., improving the wide-angle and telephoto lens. Instead of 8-megapixel wide-angle lens iQOO 3 uses a 13-megapixel lens, which offers higher levels of sharpness. Also, the 13-megapixel telephoto lens provides up to 20X zoom so that capturing distant objects in great detail is never an issue. There are features like Super Anti-shake that use the EIS algorithm with an ultra-wide-angle lens. While recording a video, it can perform real-time image stabilization processing by cutting and processing the edges of the screen.

The phone runs Android 10 out of the box with iQOO UI 1.0 skin on top, packed with various gaming-centric features. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, and other typical connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1. The phone uses a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The iQOO 3 packs a large 4400mAh battery, which supports charging speeds of up to 55 Watts, making it possible to charge the phone from 0%-50% in just fifteen minutes. iQOO calls it Super Flash Charge, and yes, it’s speedy and one of the fastest in the industry right now.

iQOO 3 is a flagship gaming phone with various features that are intended for gamers. iQOO 3 comes with a Carbon Fiber Vapor Cooling System for faster heat dissipation so that the phone stays cool during intense gaming. There are two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side of the phone, called Monster Touch Buttons. These buttons let users use quick multi-finger operations in the game. There is Monster Mode, which lets users allocate all the resources for CPU or GPU intensive tasks like gaming or video rendering.

In terms of pricing, the base variant of 8/128GB is priced at Rs.36,990. The next variant of 8/256GB is priced at Rs.39,990, and the highest-end 5G capable 12/256GB is priced at Rs.44,990!

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Realme X50 Pro 5G Launched In India

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Realme has once again launched a flagship phone just to beat iQOO and Xiaomi so that the company can proudly claim that it’s the first brand to offer a 5G smartphone in India. Yes, Realme has just launched the Realme X50 Pro 5G today in India. The Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with flagship hardware and 5G connectivity options. Right after the launch, however, war has already started on Twitter as C Manmohan, GM of POCO went on to claim that his company doesn’t provide anything consumers need.

Leaving all the social media fights behind, let’s talk about the Realme X50 Pro 5G itself. The Realme X50 Pro 5G features a 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by Qualcomm‘s flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, coupled with Adreno 650 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. In terms of RAM and ROM, there are three variants- 6GB RAM+128GB storage, 8GB RAM+128GB storage, and 12GB RAM+256GB storage. However, in all the variants, there is the UFS 3.0 storage.

In terms of the camera, the package is quite usual. There is a quad-camera setup on the back. There is a primary 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Along with that, there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portraits. On the front, there is a dual-camera setup as well with a primary 32-megapixel Sony IMX 616 sensor along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens.

Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, A-GPS, and USB-C. The phone runs Android 10 out of the box with Realme’s own (Really?) Realme UI skin on top. The phone packs a 4200 mAh battery with support for up to 65W fast charging. Realme calls it as SuperDart Charging.

In terms of pricing, the starting price for Realme X50 Pro 5G is Rs. 37,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 39,999 while the top variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB RAM is priced at Rs. 44,999. In terms of colors, there are two variants- Mass Green and Rust Red. The Realme X50 Pro 5G is going for sale at 6 PM on Flipkart and Realme’s official website.

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