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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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Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power & G7 Play Launched in Brazil & Mexico!

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Lenovo owned Motorola unveiled its latest devices in the Moto G lineup – the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power today in Brazil. We already knew almost everything regarding the handsets, thanks to multiple leaks taken place in the past few months.

All the four handsets will go on sale starting today in Brazil and Mexico and will make its way to other markets like India, North America, Latin America, and Europe in the upcoming months. All the handsets run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Coming to the specifications, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display with 1080×2270 pixel resolution. There is a water drop notch on top of the display. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 4 GB of RAM in the handset which is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

In terms of camera, there is a dual camera setup of which the primary sensor is of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture and the second lens is a 5 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the handset comes equipped with an 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The camera has features like Smart Composition, Auto Smile Capture, and Super Slow Motion (250fps). The handset draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

The Moto G7 Plus packs the same 6.24-inch Full-HD+ Max Vision Display as seen on the Moto G7. The chipset used underneath is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz. 4 GB of RAM is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage in the handset which is also expandable up to 512 GB.

There are dual 16 MP + 5 MP cameras weith f/1.7 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The camera has support for optical image stabilization. The front has a 12 MP camera with an f/2.0 lens. The battery capacity of the handset is 3,000mAh.

The battery oriented device, the Moto G7 Power comes with a smaller 6.2-inch screen with HD+ display of 720×1520 pixel resolution. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz. A compact notch is present on top of the display. There will be 3 GB of RAM on the handset coupled with 32 GB of internal storage.

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As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a 12 MP single rear camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The major attraction is indeed to the battery. The Moto G7 Power equips a massive 5,000mAh battery which the company claims to last for about 55 hours. 

The final device in the last is the Moto G7 Play which is the cheapest one among the handsets in the series. It comes with a comparatively smaller 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display with 720×1512 pixel resolution. The processor used is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 2 GB RAM on the handset along with 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB.

The notch in the device is full sized which resembles the one seen on the iPhone X. The camera used on the Moto G7 Play is a single 13 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is of 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture. The device draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

In terms of pricing, the Moto G7 is priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 21,300), whereas Moto G7 Plus will go on sale at a rate of EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 24,500). The Moto G7 Power will cost $249 (roughly Rs. 17,800) and Moto G7 Play will retail at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,200). The launch date in India is not known yet but we expect the brand to announce the event in the upcoming days.

Moto G7 Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Plus Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 12MP F/2.0 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Power Specifications

  • 6.2-inch HD+display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632chipset
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/2.0 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Play Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear
  • 8MP f/2.2 front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

 

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Oppo K1 Launched in India. Comes with AMOLED Display & In Display FP for Rs.16,990!

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OPPO today launched the OPPO K1 that it has been teasing for weeks. The Chinese brand launched the phone in China in October last year. The OPPO K1 is now the most affordable smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint smartphone.

The latest OPPO K-series smartphone has a similar design to other OPPO smartphone like OPPO F9 Pro and OPPO A7. Like these phone, it boasts a waterdrop display with a glossy rear panel coupled with horizontal dual rear cameras. Yet, the OPPO K1 feels more premium mostly due to its gorgeous AMOLED display and curved glass-like 3D panel.

The OPPO K1 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It has over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The device is not glass material but looks premium enough due to its 3D injection moulding process that makes it glisten and shine as light hits the surface.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the rear it sports an AI powered dual camera setup of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor and supports scene detection. On the front it has 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture on the notch for selfies and video calling.

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The dual SIM handset runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery. There is no Quick Charge support and is charged at regular 10W through a microUSB port. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack and more.

The OPPO K1 is priced at Rs 16,990 which makes it the only smartphone under Rs 20,000 to have a in-screen fingerprint sensor. The phone was launched with four colors but only two of them will be available in India- the Gradient Van Gough Blue and Piano Black.  It will go on sale in Flipkart on February 12 at noon. There will be launch offers like no cost EMI 3 to 6 months, 10% discount for Citi credit and debit card users on launch day with complete mobile protection from Flipkart along with 90% buyback value on OPPO K1 within 8 months at Rs 1.

OPPO K1 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch Full-HD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 660
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera
  • 25MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,600mAh Battery
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Coolpad Cool 3 Launched in India. Comes with Dew Drop Notch at Rs.5999!

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Coolpad today launched an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Coolpad Cool 3, it is the first smartphone from the Chinese brand to sport a dewdrop notch. The launch comes just days after the company released its budget smartphones  Coolpad Mega 5, Mega 5M and Mega 5C.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes with a dual-color glossy cover that highlights the edges in different colors. The volume rocker and the power button is placed on the right side while the SIM tray sits on the left. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.

It features a 5.71 inch HD+ (1500 x 720 pixels) display with a stunning 90% screen-to-body ratio achieved because of the small dewdrop notch on top. Under the hood, it is powered by an AI powered Unisoc Chipset clocked at 1.3GHz that has AR/VR compability.If you’re wondering what’s a Unisoc processor, Spreadtrum rebranded itself to Unisoc last year.

It is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.

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In the optics department, the device sports a vertically aligned dual camera setup at the rear with an 8MP primary camera and a 0.3 camera for depth sensing. There is a 5MP front camera on the notch that supports Face Unlock. The dual SIM handset runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and more.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes at a price tag of Rs 5,999 competing against other similarly priced smartphones in this range like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It will be available in Midnight Blue, Ruby Black, Ocean Indigo and Teal Green color options. Customers will be able to purchase the smartphone from both online and offline stores though no official dates have been announced.

Coolpad Cool 3 specifications

  • 5.71 inch HD+ Display
  • Unisoc chipset with support for AI and AR/VR
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 8MP + 0.3MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
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