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Redmi K20 series to Launch in India by mid-July

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Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro last week in China. The Chinese manufacturer has been teasing the launch of smartphones in India for a while. The Redmi flagship killer 2.0 will be launched as OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro rivals. Now, the launch date of the Redmi K20 series in India has been confirmed.

Redmi K20 & K20 Pro launch date

Xiaomi Head Manu Kumar Jain today tweeted that the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 will be launched in the Indian market in the next few weeks which put the date sometime around mid-July. He didn’t mention anything about the pricing and availability of smartphones. However, they are expected to be launched at competitive price tags similar to what it did with the Poco F1 last year.

In China, the  Redmi K20 Pro pricing starts at CNY 2,499 (Rs 25,000 approx) for the base 6/64GB variant while the other 6/128GB, 8/128GB and 8/256GB costs  CNY 2,599(Rs 26,000 approx), CNY 2,799 (Rs 28,000 approx) and CNY 2,999 (Rs 30,000 approx) respectively. The regular K20 is priced comparatively lower starting at CNY 1,999 (Rs 20,000 approx) for the 6/64GB variant while the 6/128GB comes at a price tag of CNY 2099 (Rs 21,000 approx). They are available in Red and Blue color options.

Redmi K20/K20 Pro series

The Redmi K20 series have similar specifications expect for different chipset and storage variants. Both the smartphones have sleek bezels, curved and shiny gradient rear. They feature a 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and has support for HDR and DC Dimming. It sports a high screen-to-body ratio of 91% and is equipped with a seventh generation in-fingerprint sensor.

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The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. On the other hand the K20 houses a Snapdragon 730 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The Pro variant comes with 256GB expandable memory via SD card while the K20 is limited to 128GB.

There is a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 13MP wide angle sensor with f/2.5 and 124.8-degree field of view. On the front, there is a 20MP pop-up camera on the front that takes only 0.8 seconds to rise up and is water-resistant and scratch-resistant. The devices run MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.

Additionally, the Redmi K20 Pro has 8 layer graphite cooling technology along with  Game Turbo 2.0 feature that comes with optimizations for gaming, headphone or sound quality, Wi-Fi or mobile network and touch improvements while gaming. The Redmi K20 Pro draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery with USB Type-C 27W fast charging while the Redmi K20 gets 18W fast charging support. Other features include Hi-FI audio, NFC and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Redmi K20 Pro specifications

  • 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 13MP rear
  • 20MP front
  • MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Redmi K20 specifications

  • 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 13MP rear
  • 20MP front
  • MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
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Realme to Launch a “Premium Killer” Phone with 64MP Samsung GW1 Sensor Soon!

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A few weeks ago we reported that Samsung will be using their new Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 in Galaxy A70s. This has a massive 64MP camera solution while the highest resolution in the market is 48MP which is of IMX586/Samsung GM1 sensor. Today Realme CEO Madhav Sheth via twitter has confirmed that the company will be introducing the world’s first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 largest 1/1.72″ sensor and 1.6µm pixel. In addition, he also said that the phone will be launched in India first. We’re expecting the device to be launched in India as Realme X Pro.

Madhav has also shared an image which was taken on their new Realme device with a 64MP GW1 sensor. There is a 64MP AI Quad camera watermark on the image. Hence it’s clear that this should be first quad camera phone for realme. This is the first phone to be launched in India after the debut of Realme 3 Pro in India.

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The 64MP GW1 sensor uses pixel-merging Tetra cell technology and remosaic algorithm to produce 16MP photos in low-light environments and detailed 64MP pictures in brighter settings. The mechanism is the same as the 48MP sensor. There’s support for Super PD on board which means the high-performance phase detection autofocus tech.

The sensor is also capable of real-time HDR of up to 100-decibels to produce richer hues. Apparently, the sensor is capable of full-HD recording at 480 fps for smooth cinematic slow-mo videos. This is a major advantage of the sensor. There is no information regarding the date of the debut, we expect the launch by Q3/ first Q4 2019.

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LG W series Launching in India on June 26th!

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For the last 2 weeks, LG has been teasing out their new phone which will be launched under the new W series. The W series is supposed to be a budget series like the Samsung M series. The company has sent out media invites for its new launch. The event is scheduled for June 26th; which is on Wednesday. The smartphone is “Amazon Special”, hence it will be available for purchase in India exclusively through Amazon and most likely it will be not available on offline markets.

The company didn’t reveal the name of its new phone under W series. However, there are reports that the device will be called LG W10. Some information of the device has been leaked online.

The company has teased that the notch on top of the display of the device can be customized as per the user’s mood or can get rid of it. So it’s confirmed that the device will have a notch display, unfortunately, we don’t have any information regarding the size of the display.

Talking about optics, the smartphone has a triple rear camera setup. The teaser confirms about the triple rear cameras. It also reveals that the device will carry support for Wide Angle image capabilities. So one of the sensors will be wide angle one. The device will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The details regarding fast charging aren’t available yet. The device will last for 2 days for a normal user as the device is coupled with a 12nm chip. The device will also support the company’s Boombox proprietary sound technology. The device will run Android Pie out of the box on top company’s typical LG UI.

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Talking about security it has a back-mounted fingerprint sensor and at this moment the details regarding face unlock are unavailable. The smartphone will be launched in three different color options. Unfortunately, we don’t know which colors they’re offering. Talking about the pricing, the details are not available yet. The teasers say that it will have a “pocket-worthy price tag” and “never before prices”, so we’re expecting that the device will be priced aggressively. To know more information regarding the device, we’ll have to wait for a few more days. As the launch event is scheduled for June 26th.

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Redmi 7A Passes Various Certification Authorities, Global Launch Soon!

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Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is reportedly planning to launch another smartphone outside its home market. Famous tipster Roland Quandt recently revealed that the Redmi 7A Global is ready to debut for the European market and has been spotted at some retailers in Eastern Europe. The Chinese manufacturer launched the device in China last month.

A report by DealnTech reveals that the Redmi 7A has been certified in a number of global markets. As per the source, the smartphone has now been certified by the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission), IMDA in Singapore, TKDN in Indonesia and NBTC in Thailand suggesting an imminent and widespread launch. The certification reveals that the model number M1093C3EG is a global variant of the Redmi 7A.

The company is yet to announce anything about the global launch of the Redmi 7A but according to the latest rumors, it will arrive in July 2019. The specifications of the device are likely to stay the same with minor adjustments.

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The Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD+ 2.5D curved display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 256GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, it has a single 13MP rear sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash and aided by AI algorithms to improve imagery. On the front, it offers a 5MP AI camera with Beauty Mode. It runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 10W charging capacity. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n. GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a microUSB and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The Redmi 7A is priced at 549 Yuan (Rs 5,500 approx) for the 2GB/16GB variant, 599 Yuan (Rs 6,000 approx) for the 2GB/32GB variant and 799 Yuan (Rs 8000) for the 3GB/32GB variant.

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