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Optiemus Infracom today launched the Blackberry Evolve & Evolve X in India.They have been conceptualised, designed and manufactured in the country only. Prevoiously codenamed Ghost and Ghost pro, they were teased earlier this week.

Here’s the official tweet from the company showcasing the phones:

Blackberry Evolve X

Blackberry Evolve X

The BlackBerry Evolve and the Evolve X comes with Series 7000 Aluminium frame, texturised and rubberised back panel and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.They feature a 5.99 inch FullView LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), an aspect ratio of 18:9, 500 nits brightness and oleophobic coating. They runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Blackberry Evolve

Blackberry Evolve

Under the hood, the BlackBerry Evolve is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the other hand the Evolve X houses an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC along with an Adreno 512 GPU. It is coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage expandable via microSD card upto 2 TB.

The BlackBerry  Evolve comes with an dual camera setup of two 13-megapixel sensors that come with f/2.0 aperture, RGB+Mono mode, and dual tone LED flash while the Evolve X also  sports a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels and a 13MP secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture and 1.0-micron pixels with a 6P lens and dual tone LED flash.Both the smartphones offer a 16MP on the front with f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree FoV, Tetra Pixel technology, real-time bokeh mode, and LED flash.

The smartphones come with BlackBerry Power Centre app which uses deep learning technology to analyse your usage and optimise according to it. Additionally you can modify RAM allocation to different apps and make custom battery profiles. The BlackBerry Hub combines all your social media profiles into one app. There is a BlackBerry Password Keeper app that keeps your passwords protected in a vault and helps in creating new passwords. Moreover the BlackBerry Privacy Shade reduces the screen size to the area you are accessing and has a root protection options available with OS hardening.

The two BlackBerry smartphones are backed by 4,000 mAh battery but only the Evolve X comes with support for Wireless charging. Other features include a fingerprint sensor which claims a response time of 0.3 seconds and Face Unlocking which the company claims an unlock time of 0.4 seconds.Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, FM radio, USB Type-C with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They both support built-in Dolby audio support.

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The BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X comes with a price tag of Rs 24,990 and Rs 34,990 and will go on sale in August and September respectively. They will be available from Amazon India and offline stores.Launch offers include 5 percent from ICICI Bank credit cards with no EMI plane. Additional benefits from Reliance Jio is available worth Rs. 3,950. Currently there is no word about its launch outside India.

BlackBerry Evolve specifications

  • 5.99 inch FullView FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 13MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery

BlackBerry Evolve X specifications

  • 5.99 inch FullView FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal specifications
  • 12MP + 13MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery with Wireless Charging
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Lenovo K5 Pro and Lenovo K5s Launched in China. Comes with Quad Cameras!

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After launching the Lenovo S5 Pro earlier today, Lenovo has further introduced two new budget phones in its K-series, namely the Lenovo K5S and Lenovo K5 Pro. The main highlights of both these phones are quad cameras. Let us talk about both the devices in detail.

Lenovo K5 Pro

The Lenovo K5 Pro is the higher variant of the two new devices. Unlike the Lenovo S5 Pro, the Chinese giant has opted for a Notchless display with bezels on top and bottom followed by a fingerprint scanner and vertically stacked dual cameras at the metal black of the device.

The K5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution in an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the octa-core processor, Snapdragon 636 coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In the optics department, the device gets a 16-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. While at the front, we have a 16-megapixel camera unit placed along with another 5-megapixel shooter, equipped with certain AI features such as Beauty shot, portrait mode, scene recognition, and more.

On the software front, the phone runs on ZUI on top and Android 8.1 Oreo and grabs its juice from a large 4050mAh Battery which further supports fast charging. Other features include bottom firing stereo speakers with Dirac sound, similar to the Lenovo S5 Pro.

The phone has been priced at 998 Yuan for the 4GB/64GB version while the top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage is tipped at 1198 Yuan. The device is available only in China as of now and can be bought in Black and Gold color options.

Lenovo K5 Pro

Lenovo K5S

The Lenovo K5S, on the other hand, is the same (rebranded) Lenovo K9 which was launched in India just a while ago along with the Lenovo A5.

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The device comes with a  similar Notchless design with bezels on top and bottom and a fingerprint scanner at the back. It incorporates a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass protection on top.

Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHZ, coupled with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB using the given hybrid microSD card slot.

In the optics department, the phone gets a 13-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter at the back, followed by yet another dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the front for selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with Flash and similar AI features.

On the software front, the Lenovo K9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI and draws its juice from a 3,090mAh battery. Furthermore, it bears 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, etc as connectivity options.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the device is sold in Black and Blue color options at a price tag of CNY 798 (roughly Rs. 8,500).

Lenovo K5 Pro

Lenovo K5 Pro Specifications

  • 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 16+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 16+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4050mAh battery

Lenovo K5s

Lenovo K5s Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 13+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3090mAh battery
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Lenovo S5 Pro Launched in China. Comes with SD636 & 4 Cameras!

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After quite a lot of leaks and rumors, the Chinese giant Lenovo has finally launched the all-new Lenovo S5 Pro with a Notched Display and Quad Cameras in China. The device comes at a competitive price and will succeed the Lenovo S5– a not so successful phone which came back in March, this year. Let us talk about the device in detail.

The Lenovo S5 Pro comes in aluminum unibody construction in Black, Pure Gold, and Ice Blue color options which make it look good and look premium. The front sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD Display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the Notch on top which also houses the 3D facial recognition setup.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded using the given MicroSD card slot.

In the optics department, the Lenovo S5 Pro gets a total of four cameras. The back houses a dual camera setup comprising of a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary shooter which allow for a lossless 2X optical zoom, while at the front we have another dual camera combination of a 20-megapixel primary sensor paired with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, along with the IR camera and other sensors necessary for the 3D face unlock which seems quite interesting for the price. The cameras are further aided by certain AI features including automatic scene recognition, Beauty mode, etc for enhanced results.

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On the software front, the device runs on Lenovo’s own ZUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Other notable features include a stereo speaker setup present on the bottom grill. In addition to the face unlock, we have the fingerprint scanner present on the back of the handset. Powering the phone is a 3,500mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Coming to the pricing, the Lenovo S5 Pro is priced at CNY1398 in China which roughly sums to Rs.14,800. The device will definitely do good in India if it comes at a competitive price, just like in China. The dual front and dual rear cameras, 2x optical zoom, stereo speakers and IR-based 3D Face Unlock is something which will differentiate this phone from others.

Lenovo S5 Pro

Lenovo S5 Pro Specifications

  • 6.2″ Full-HD+ IPS Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 20MP + 12MP Rear Camera
  • 20MP + 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,500mAh Battery
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Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 Launched in India

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Japanese tech giant Panasonic has launched the Elugay Ray 530, their latest addition to the Eluga Ray series smartphones, in India. The Eluga Ray 530 comes with an 18:9 display much like its predecessor, the Eluga Ray 550. The Eluga Ray 550, launched earlier in April this year, was Panasonic’s first smartphone in India to sport an 18:9 display.

Alike the Eluga Ray 550, the Eluga Ray 530 is also placed in the budget segment. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and is backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card.

In the display department, the Eluga Ray 530 sports a 5.7 inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 13 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP shooter in the front for selfies and video calling. Under the shells is a 3000mAh battery, powering the device.

The Eluga Ray 530 also has both fingerprint scanner and face unlocking for security. The fingerprint scanner is mounted at the rear, beneath the camera. It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, along with the company’s new AI powered virtual assistant app called Arbo Hub, a platform for apps and services. The Arbo Hub adapts to the users’ specific needs and provides services on a single platform.

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The smartphone flaunts a body with metallic finish and will be available in Black and Blue colors. The connectivity options on the Eluga Ray 530 includes 4G VoLTE, bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi. It is priced at Rs.7499 to compete against devices from Redmi and other manufacturers. Looking at the price point, it is quiet obvious that the Eluga Ray 530 will be facing severe competition from other manufacturers.

It will be available online through Tata CliQ as well as through offline retail stores across the country.

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 Specifications

  • 5.7 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek MT6739WA SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
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