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Redmi 6A, 6 & 6 Pro Launched in India!



Redmi 6A 6 6 Pro

Xiaomi has finally launched its new budget Redmi 6-series in India that was launched in China sometime ago. Now, the company has landed its Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and a notched Redmi 6 Pro in the country with an introductory price for first two months.

Interestingly, the former two come with Mediatek SoC’s which became possible only after the removal of ban on use of Mediatek chipsets by Xiaomi in India after settlement of patent infringement lawsuit filed by Ericsson back in 2014. Let’s discuss about the device specifications and features.

Redmi 6A

The Redmi 6A is the most inexpensive smartphone in this series.

It comes with a 5.45 inch HD+ display, which is an upgrade over Redmi 5A which had 5 inch HD+ display.

It is powered by the new Helio A22 chipset, which is a big improvement over the Snapdragon 425 SoC from Redmi 5A, or at least how Xiaomi claims it to be. One major advantage of Helio A22 is that it is based on 12nm process, which means much better thermal performance and efficiency. Also it supports Dual VoLTE, dual standby. It is powered by a measly 3000mAh battery, but with the 12nm chipset, it should last more than 5A.

Talking about the cameras, the Redmi 6A comes with a 13MP rear camera with flash and a 5MP front camera. One interesting fact about the phone is that it supports EIS on rear camera, which is unseen in the budget segment. Also there is presence of raise to wake and face unlock.

The Redmi 6A comes in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue colour options and is priced at Rs 5,999 for 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant, while the higher model with 32GB internal storage is pitted at Rs 6,999. It will go on sale on Amazon India as well as on 19th September at 12PM.

Redmi 6A Specifications

  • 5.45 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek A22 SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery

Redmi 6

The Redmi 6 succeeds the Redmi 5 that came a couple of months ago. Like Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45 inch HD+ display, which marks the Redmi series’ re-entry into compact form-factor. As Redmi 5 wasn’t really a compact phone as it came with a 5.7 inch display, which saw the compact form factor thing taken away from Redmi series.

It is powered by Mediatek Helio P22 chipset, which is comparable to Snapdragon 625 in terms of CPU power going by the raw specs, but not so much on GPU power. It is also based on 12nm chipset and supports Dual VoLTE Dual standby. This phone is also backed up by a 3000mAh battery, which really is a downgrade from 3,300mAh battery.

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Coming to the optics, Redmi 6 comes with 12+5MP rear camera setup, which supports AI camera modes. It has a 5MP selfie camera on the front. This phone also has EIS and face unlock with raise to wake.

The Redmi 6 is available in Black, Gold, Blue, and Rose Gold color options and costs Rs 7,999 for 3GB/32GB variant, whereas, the 64GB version of the device is priced at Rs 9,499. Unlike the other two, this will be sold exclusively via Flipkart starting from September 10 at 12 noon.

Redmi 6 Specifications

  • 5.45 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek P22 SoC
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery

Redmi 6 Pro

The Redmi 6 Pro is the top end model in the Redmi 6 series. It comes with a 5.84 inch FHD+ notched display and will be competing with the recently launched Realme 2 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Interestingly, it is not powered by a Mediatek processor, but comes with the all too familiar Snapdragon 625 SoC. Yes, the same one from Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5, Mi A1, Redmi Note 4 and numerous other Xiaomi phones we saw over the time.

Redmi 6 Pro comes with a dual camera setup on the back similar to that of Redmi Note 5 Pro & Redmi Y2. It is a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor coupled with 5MP secondary unnamed Samsung sensor. On the front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter.

The 3/32GB model of the Redmi 6 Pro costs Rs, 10,999, while its 4/64GB variant is priced at 12,999 in India. It comes in Red, Black, Gold, and Blue colors and this one too will be sold on Amazon India and just like the Redmi 6A, starting from from 12 PM on September 11.

Redmi 6 Pro Specifications

  • 5.84-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 12MP+5MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 4000mAh battery

All the three devices come with an introductory price for first two months, meaning Xiaomi may hike the price afterwards like they did with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Interestingly, customers having HDFC Bank debit/credit cards can avail an extra Rs.500 discount on the purchase of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro.

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LG ThinQ V40 Silently Launched in India, Priced at Rs.49,990!



LG today launched its V40 ThinQ  flagship smartphone in India. The smartphone was launched back in October last year in New York and comes with 5 cameras. The South Korean manufacturer unveiled the LG G7+ ThinQ in India last year with dual camera and now a smartphone with a ‘3 + 2” camera setup.

As for the specifications, the LG V40 features a 6.4 inch P-OLED FullVision display with a QHD+ resolution (3120 x 1440 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It has a top notch and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass on top. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with an Adreno 630. It is coupled with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card.

In the optics department, the device sports a horizontally stacked triple camera setup on rear of which two of them is a telephoto and a wide angle lens.  It consists of a 12MP camera with f/1.5 aperture and 1.4µ pixel size, a 16MP wide angle lens with f/1.9 aperture and 1.0µ pixel size and third 12MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1.0µ pixel size, AI CAM, Portrait Mode and a LED flash. On the front the V40 offers a dual camera setup of 8MP + 5MP configuration.

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The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomms’s Quick Charge 3.0 and fast Qi wireless charging support . Additional features include Quad DAC, Boombox Stereo Speaker and an IP68 rated water and dust resistant body. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear placed below the triple cameras.

The LG V40 comes at a price tag of Rs 49,990 and is available exclusively from Amazon India in New Moroccan Blue and New Platinum Gray colours. The price will stay the same for the duration of Amazon’s Great Indian Sale from January 20 to January 23. Prime subscribers will be able to order the device a day before on January 19. Launch offer includes 10% instant discount on HDFC Bank credit/debit cards, Rs 1,000 Amazon Pay Cashback for Prime members and one-time screen replacement that is valid for six months and an additional discount of Rs 5,000

LG V40 specifications

  • 6.4 inch QHD+ P-OLED FullVision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera
  • 8MP + 5MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,300mAh battery
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OPPO Showcases 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom & a Bigger UD Fingerprint Scanner



oppo hybrid 10x zoom

OPPO in an event today showcased a 10X camera setup implementing three sensors along with a bigger in-screen fingerprint scanner area. The event didn’t include any smartphone launch or demo of some sort but the Chinese manufacturer promised more in the MWC 2019 event next month.

The 10X hybrid optical zoom technology works by combining its 5X optical zoom with a wide- angle lens that combines to give a 10 times zoom. There is a third camera sensor in the middle for regular snaps but it doesn’t affect the zoom range. The company representatives’ reveals that the module covers the 35mm equivalent of 15.9-159mm focal length. To give you an idea, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro’s triple camera boasts 16mm to 80mm in 25mm terms.

The new OPPO camera module includes Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for the main camera and telephoto lens. To build this camera setup, 100+ R&D patients were used and was drop tested 28,000 times. The first samples will be made available in the MWC event in Barcelona. The company promised that this tech will ship to manufacturers this year.

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OPPO has also made developments in its display technology with the announcement of a bigger under-display fingerprint scanner similar to the one Lin Bin of Xiaomi introduced earlier today. The new sensor boasts an area 15 times larger than the current one in OPPO R17 and can detect two fingers at same time. Though there was a similar technology with the Vivo APEX concept last year it was not market ready.

A senior OPPO executive calls the technology the new “biometric experience” and is expected to hit the markets and smartphones by the end of this year meaning the company might showcase an early OPPO R19 at MWC 2019 to be held from February 25 to February 28.

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Vivo Y91 Launched in India. Dew Drop Notch, Helio P22 & Dual Cameras!



Vivo today silently launched its Vivo Y91 smartphone in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer launched the budget smartphone in the Philippines last year in November and in Pakistan last month. It is also just a downgraded Vivo Y93, which launched earlier last year (just the difference in RAM!).

Coming to the specifications, the Vivo Y91 features a 6.22 inch Halo FullView display with a waterdrop notch, a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and an 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It is available in 2GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage variant that can be further expanded up to 256GB.

In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup in the rear of a 13MP + 2MP configuration while offering an 8MP on the front for selfies and video calling. The front camera supports Portrait mode and Face Unlock though there is a rear fingerprint sensor. The dual SIM handset runs on Fun Touch OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 4,030 mAh battery supported by a smart power management feature. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GOS and GLONAS and a micro-USB 2.0 port.

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The Vivo Y91 comes at a price tag of Rs 10,999 ($155 approx) for the single variant but it might be a introductory pricing and may sell at a Rs 11,990 ($169 approx) later on. It is currently available for purchase through the official Vivo online store in Ocean Blue and Starry Black color options. It comes bundled with a free pair of Bluetooth earphones.

Jio is offering benifits worth Rs. 4,000 along with 3TB data while Airtel subscribers on the other hand will get instant cashback of Rs 2,000 and 240GB of data. There is also an exchange offer but only for old Vivo smartphones, no-cost EMI and 15 days replacement with the purchase of the phone.

Vivo Y91 specifications

  • 6.22 inch HD+ Halo FullView 19:9 display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • 4,030 mAh battery
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