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POCOPHONE F1 Launched in Europe, Malaysia & Hong Kong

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After launching POCO F1 in India earlier this week and making waves in the Indian smartphone industry, Xiaomi has launched the phone as POCOPHONE F1 globally. Launch events were held in Paris, Hong Kong and Malaysia today.

As for the smartphone, it comes with a plastic frame with Kevlar or Plastic back protected by Gorilla Glass in the front. It features a 6.18 inch IPS LCD display with an resolution of FHD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels), an aspect ratio of 18:7:9 and 403 ppi brightness. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It is coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage which can be further expanded by a microSD card.

In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup in the rear consisting of a 12MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, dual pixel PDAF, 1.4µ pixel size and a secondary 5MP camera. The cameras come with portrait mode feature with support for 2160p/30fps, 1080p/30fps video recording. On the front it offers a 20MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 0.9µm pixel size and support for 1080p/30fps video recording.

The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 running on top which will be upgraded to MIUI 10 in future. It is backed by a 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery with QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging support. Connectivity options include LTE-A,4-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.16/13 (1Gbps/150Mbps), Bluetooth 5.0,USB-C, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Dual SIM, dual band GPS , FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additional it comes with infrared face recognition, a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.

In France and other European countries POCOPHONE F1 comes at a price tag of €329 (INR 27K approx) and €369 (INR 30K approx) for the 6/64GB and 6/128GB variants respectively. The sales will start from next month. In Spain, it will go on sale from August 30 from €300 for the 6/64GB variant.

In Hong Kong it will be available for sale from August 30 at a price tag of HKD 2,800 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. In Indonesia the device will cost RP 4.4m (INR 21K approx) for the 6/64GB variant, RP 4.9m (INR 24K approx) for the 6/128GB variant and RP 5.1m (INR 24.5K approx) for the Armoured Edition with Kevlar Back.

In Malaysia  it will cost RM 1,237 (INR 21K approx) and RM 1,428 (INR 24K approx) for the 6/64GB and 6/128GB variants respectively.

There are no information available now about the Kevlar 8/256GB variant as of now for European & Malaysian markets, that was not mentioned in the launch event. Perhaps they might be looking forward to launch that soon.

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POCOPHONE F1 specifications

  • 6.18 inch FHD+ display with a notch
  • Snapdragon 845
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128/256GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual camera
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4000mAh battery
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Vivo Nex Dual Display Launched in China. Dual Display & 10GB RAM!

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Vivo finally launched the most awaited successor of the Vivo NEX. However, it is named as Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition and not Vivo NEX 2 as expected. The device’s USP is its dual displays which is completely different to the ones found in Yotaphone and Meizu Pro 7. Also another spectacular feature of the smartphone is its 3D TOF stereo camera.

Unlike its predecessor, the Vivo Nex Dual Edition doesn’t have a pop-up selfie camera.  The presence of the secondary display eliminates the need of the selfie camera. However, it doesn’t mean that the Chinese manufacturer have given up on that design style and we may see another model in first half of 2019 with pop-up camera design.

As for the specs, the primary display is a 6.39 inch Super AMOLED bezel-less screen with a resolution of HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It is almost devoid of bezels and comes with a high screen-to-body ratio of 91.63%. The secondary display is of 5.49 inch and is of Super AMOLED quality. It has a resolution of FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 10GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

Vivo Introduces Futuristic Dual Display Smartphone for “NEX-Level” Multifaceted Experience

The device sports a triple camera setup with a primary 12MP camera with f/1.79 aperture and OIS m a secondary 2MP “Night Video” with f/1.8.The third one is a 3D TOF (time of flight) which will be mainly used for advanced Face Unlock feature. However, it’s not limited to that and offers features like personalized beautification, 3D face modelling.

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With the help of secondary display the cameras offer features like Mirror Mode and Pose Director The two main sensors are circled by a LED “Lunar ring” while the LED flash is placed on the extreme left. The ring light illuminates in camera ticking, gameplay, and couple of other occasions.

The handset runs on FunTouch OS 4.5 based on Android 9.0 Pie and support from Vivo’s JOVI voice assistant. It comes with AI screen recognition, Body and Face Shaping.  It is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with support for 2.25A 10V fast charging. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor embedded in the display.

The Vivo Nex Dual Edition is priced at 4,998 Yuan (Rs 52,000 approx) in Star Purple and Ice Field color variants. It will go on sale from December 29 and is up for pre-order in China via local retailers like Jingdong (JD.com), Tmall, Suning. The company has not given any word on the global release of the smartphone but we expect it to happen eventually.

Vivo NEX Dual Display Specifications

  • 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED primary display
  • 5.49 inch FHD secondary display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
  • 10GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF + 2 MP, f/1.8, depth sensor + TOF camera, f/1.3
  • 3500mAh battery
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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Launched. Comes with 10GB RAM & Warp Charge 30!

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OnePlus today launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition that it has been teasing for weeks with the tag “Salute to Speed”. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer recently announced its collaboration with British car brand McLaren announcement and added that the collaboration with McLaren is a “long-term strategic partnership” meaning there can be more number of McLarenxOnePlus handsets in the future.

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The OnePlus McLaren Edition comes in a Papaya Orange colour which is also McLaren signature colour.  Underneath the glass deign at the rear we can see the McLaren carbon fibre design. It comes with a 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage which is higher than the 8GB Thunder Purple variant that was launched recently.  With this launch, the smartphone also earns the title of world’s first smartphone to launch globally with 10GB RAM. The device can handle multi-tasking with ease and shoot 4K videos at 60FPS without fuss.

The handset has a orange black theme and comes with the same 3,700 mAh battery but with a new Warp charge 30 technology which the company claims to offer a day’s power within 20 minutes of charge. The company integrated a new circuit in the charger as well as on the phone along with new power management software that ensures smooth power flow into the device without slowing down even while it is being used.

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Additionally there are new exclusive software animations and there new Warp Charge 30 power adapted is being painted on Papaya Orange instead of Red. The device comes with headphone dongle, a McLaren-branded case, a piece of actual carbon fiber that is  encased in an acrylic block along with a hardcover book that highlights McLaren’s racing history.

Other specs of the smartphone remains the same as the OnePlus 6T regular variant featuring a 6.41 inch Optic AMOLED display with a top notch and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It sports a dual rear camera setup of 20MP + 16MP and offers a single 16MP camera at the front.

Currently, the OnePlus McLaren Edition is priced at £649 (Rs 60,000 approx) and will be available in Western Europe and North America on December 13. The Indian Launch is scheduled for happen tomorrow at Richardson & Cruddas Limited building, Byculla, Mumbai at 6.00 PM where the price and availability of the handset will be revealed.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition specifications

  • 6.41 inch AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 10GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 20MP + 16MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,700 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30 technology
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 Launched in India

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Asus launched the successor of its budget device Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 a few days back in Russia without any launch event. Today, the company has launched the ZenFone Max M2 and the Max Pro M2 in the Indian market at an event held in New Delhi. Both the devices will be sold in India exclusively on Flipkart.

The handsets look identical but the Pro variant has an edge with better specifications and a smaller notch. The back of the Max M2 has a metal finish while the Max Pro M2 flaunts a glossy finish.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the successor to Asus’s successful Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched earlier this year. The device features 6.3-inch display but with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2 TB with the help of a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the device sports dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP camera while offering a 13 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery. Other features include a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier, fingerprint scanner, and Face Unlock.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 12 MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 13 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5,000 mAh battery
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ASUS ZenFone Max M2

The ASUS ZenFone Max M2 has the code name ZB633KL. The handset features a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU. There will be two RAM and storage variants – 3 GB/4 GB and 32 GB/64 GB to choose from which can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD card.

The device sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP camera while offering an 8MP camera at the front with a f/2.0 aperture. The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It comes with a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear though it supports Face Unlock.

ASUS ZenFone Max M2 specifications

  • 6.3-inch HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 632 processor
  • 3/4 GB RAM
  • 32/6 4GB internal storage
  • 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Pricing & Availability

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 pricing starts with Rs. 12,999 for the 3/32GB variant. While the 4/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the 6/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. Asus Zenfone Max M2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3/32GB variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4/64GB variant.

Both the phones will be flipkart exclusive and will go on sale from 20th December!

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