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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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OPPO K3 Launched in China. Comes with 6.5 inch AMOLED display, In Display FP & SD710!

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OPPO today launched a new mid-range smartphone in its K-series in China. Dubbed as the OPPO K3, it is the successor to the OPPO K1 launched back in  August last year.

The OPPO K3 features a 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display made by Samsung. It has a 19:5:0 aspect ratio, no notch or punch hole with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.1 percent. It comes with features such as DC dimming, always-on display and stroboscopic eye protection and has a  sixth generation in-display fingerprint scanner like its predecessor. The company claims the new sensor to be 28.5 times faster.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with an Adreno 616 GPU. The phone is available in two configurations: 6GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage and another with 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB internal storage. In the optics department, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup in the rear consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, it offers a pop-up 16MP camera with f/2.0 for video calling and selfies.

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The device runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.

The OPPO K3 pricing starts at 1.599 Yuan (Rs 16,000 approx) for the 6GB/64 variant while the 8/128 and the 8/256 costs 1,899 Yuan (Rs 19,000 approx) and 2,299 Yuan (Rs 23,000 approx) respectively. The handset will be available in Nebula Purple, Green and White color options. It will be up for sale in China from June 1. The company has not revealed any details about the global launch but since the OPPO K1 made it to other markets we can expect the same from the OPPO K3.

OPPO K3 specifications

  • 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging
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Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition Launched in China! SD710 & Triple rear cameras!

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Lenovo is back with a new device to the Z6 series, Z6 Youth. The details of the device was spreading on the web for the last 2 weeks. It is the down version of its sibling Lenovo Z6 Pro. It’s similar to it’s elder sibling in some areas but other than the name, mostly there isn’t much common. There is a triple camera setup instead of the quad camera. It has in-display fingerprint sensor like Z6 Pro though.

The device spots a 6.3 inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. The aspect ratio is 19:5:9 and the display is HDR10 capable. It is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC which is based on 10nm coupled with Adreno 616 GPU. The device is available in three variants i.e 4GB/64GB storage, 6GBRAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/64GB storage options. Further all of these can be expanded up to 256GB with microSD.

Talking about optics it has triple rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP with f/2.4 telephoto lens with 8x hybrid zoom and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 . To the front it has a 16MP camera for capturing awesome selfies.

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The device runs on Android Pie on top of ZUI 11. The device is packed by 4050 mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. Further it has a headphone jack, type c port and a hybrid sim slot. The device is available in Knight Black and Magic Stardust colors.

The Lenovo Z6 Youth edition is priced at 1199 yuan (approx 12.5K INR) for 4/64 GB, 1399 yuan (approx 14.5K INR) for the 6/64 GB, and 1699 yuan (approx 18K INR) for the 6/128 GB option. Adding to this, you can pre-order the device. The first sale of the phone starts officially in China on May 28.

Lenovo Z6 Youth Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ display with HDR10 support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB ROM
  • 16+8+5MP triple rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4050 mAh battery
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Infinix S4 Launched in India! Comes with 32MP Selfie Camera, Triple Cameras &a

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After the launch of the Smart 3 Plus, Infinix has launched the Infinix S4 in the Indian market. The budget smartphone comes with premium features like a triple camera setup. The company has also launched the X Band 3 fitness band alongside the smartphone. It has a real-time heart rate monitoring feature and up to 20-day battery life.

The Infinix S4 features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels), 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display protection. Under the hood, there is a Helio P22 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 120-degrees ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP sensor with a Quad LED flash. On the front, it offers a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with features such as auto scene detection across eight modes including portrait, text, night, backlight HDR, blue sky, sports, and others.

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The dual SIM handset runs on XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack while sensors onboard include proximity sensor, G-sensor, light sensor, and compass. It has a rear fingerprint sensor but supports Face Unlocking as well. It measures 156 x 75 x 7.9 mm and weighs 155 grams.

The Infinix S4 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the single variant and will be available in Nebula Blue, Space Grey, and Twilight Purple color options. The phone will be available for purchase on Flipkart from May 28 at 12 PM. The X Band 3, on the other hand, comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,599 and will be available on Flipkart from June 4.

Infinix S4 specifications

  • 6.21 inch HD+ display
  • Helio P22
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery.
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