The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL are indeed one of the most awaited devices of this year. As usual, Google will unveil its Pixel 3 lineup in mid-October. Though unreleased, the device has already made its online appearance with the recently leaked images. Lately, there have been leaks and rumours about a mid-range Pixel smartphone as well.
Now, we have few leaks sourced from OnLeaks, including few 5K CAD-based renders in addition to a 360-degree video, showcasing the upcoming Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL.
The renders hint towards the fact that Google will be adopting the Notch trend by including a Notch on its Pixel 3XL, similar to most of the recently launched smartphones. However, Pixel 3 won’t be following the same arena, instead, it has bezels on top and bottom, indicating that it follows the similar design language from its predecessor. Fortunately, the bezels are relatively thin and look less ugly compared to the Pixel 2.
Both the devices, especially the Pixel 3XL, will bear high screen to body ratio. The Pixel 3 is expected to come with a smaller 5.4-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio while the Pixel 3XL will sport a 6.2-inch display and a taller 19:9 aspect ratio due to the presence of Notch.
Though the renders showcase dual front cameras, one may be just an ambient light sensor mistaken as a secondary shooter. Both of the smartphones carry Dual front-facing speakers for a stereo output from their siblings. The Pixel 3 seems quite compact measuring 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm, while the Pixel 3 XL measures 158 x 76.6 x 7.9mm with an expected thickness of 8.6mm including the rear camera protrusion.
More importantly, the renders showcase the presence of a single rear camera, completely discarding the rumours of including Dual lenses. In addition to the camera and flash, the rear houses a fingerprint sensor as well, hurting the possibility of an in-display solution.
The design profile looks a lot similar to the previous generation. The top part of the back is constructed out of glass and rest is aluminium, similar to the Pixel 2. Also, except for the size and Notch, there is not much difference in the design of new contenders. And though the single-camera seems a bit disappointing, we expect Google to play some other tricks and prove the worth of its image processing once again.
Let’s see what innovation Google actually brings in, till then, stay tuned.
Mi 8 Pro Global Lauch Confirmed by Company
According to the latest news, Xiaomi has confirmed the global launch of their flagship device, Mi 8 Pro. Donovan Sung, Xiaomi’s Global spokesperson, disclosed in a tweet that the device will be launched soon in global markets where Xiaomi is present, putting and end for the wait.
Take a look at the post:
#Mi8Pro unboxing shots. This gorgeous phone comes with in-display fingerprint technology and is available in multiple colors, including an edition with a transparent back.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) September 21, 2018
The Mi 8 Pro have some major upgrades from its predecessor, the Mi 8, with the main feature upgrade being the on- screen fingerprint scanner. When Mi 8 was launched, the company decided to go with the popular rear mounted fingerprint scanner, while most other flagships had started using the on- screen fingerprint scanner technology which raised a few eye brows.
Apart from the on-screen finger print scanner, the Mi 8 Pro comes packed with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8GHz. It will be available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants along with 128 GB non- expandable storage. The Mi 8 Pro sports a 6.26-inch AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9.
In the camera department the Mi 8 Pro sports an AI assisted 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras. The primary camera has an aperture of f/1.8 while second camera has an aperture of f/2.4. The front cam has a 20MP lens capable of applying 3D beauty effects and AI portrait mode.
As said at the beginning, the Mi 8 Pro comes with an on- screen fingerprint scanner and also support IR based face unlock that we have seen earlier in the Poco F1. It has a wider notch to accommodate the IR face unlock sensor. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top. The device is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Apart from the Ochre Black and Twilight Gold variants, the Mi 8 Pro will be available in a translucent glass back similar to the Mi 8 Explorer edition. The global roll out of the Mi 8 Pro is expected to start in October, most likely to begin from Europe. As for now there is no information about the India launch or price of the Mi 8 Pro.
Nokia Schedules a Launch Event in October 4th, Nokia 7.1 Plus Expected!
HMD Global is expected to release next Nokia phone, the Nokia X7 in China soon with the smartphone being subjected to multiple leaks in the past few days. The Nokia X7 will be the third smartphone in the X-series after Nokia X6 and Nokia X5 which was rebranded as Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus in overseas respectively. Similarly Nokia X7 will also be rebranded as Nokia 7.1 Plus in International markets.
Now the Finnish company has scheduled an event on October 4 in London where the Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to be unveiled though no official confirmation has been released. It is also possible that the company goes for the Nokia 9 sporting 5 cameras which have also popped up in multiple leaks in the past.
The Nokia X7/7.1 Plus leaked renders shows similar design to that of the Nokia 6.1 Plus sporting a glass body with a metal frame sandwiched in between. The renders shows clearly that it will sport a notched display following its predecessors. It will likely come with an FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixel) resolution with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Nokia 7.1 Plus is rumoured to be powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which will be the first smartphone in the International market to come with this chipset.
In the rear, there is dual camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement with an LED flash module. The device will features Carl Zeiss optics and a small camera bump with the volume and power button on the right side. There is a circular fingerprint sensor placed below the cameras and the company logo following it. Rumours point to a larger battery with support for fast 18W charging. It is expected to come with the latest Android 9 Pie and be priced around Rs 25,000 approx.
Nokia 5.1 Plus to be Launched on September 24, To be Flipkart exclusive
HMD Global announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus last month in the Indian market. However the company didn’t reveal the price of the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Now, a teaser of the Nokia 5.1 Plus was spotted on Flipkart today confirming the handset will be available through purchase in India exclusively through their platform. The teaser also reveals that the device will be launch on September 24 at 2:00 PM IST, where it will be revealing the pricing information.
It is also to be noted that the teaser reveals the hashtag #GameOn, which was previously reported to be that Nokia is working on a gaming phone, so that actually was a teaser for this phone and not a gaming phone.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.86 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of the top notch. Under the hood it is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek HelioP60 processor clocked at 2GHz. It will be coupled with 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded by a microSD card.
In the optics department, the Indian variant sports a 13MP camera sensor with PDAF, LED flash and AI assisted features while the front offers an 8MP camera sensor for selfies and video calling. It will run stock Android 8.1 Oreo unlike the Chinese variant and will be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. There is a rear mounted fingerprint scanner though it supports Face Unlock too. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone and a USB Type-C port.
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