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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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iQOO to launch 3 New Smartphones in India, iQOO Pro, iQOO Neo & iQOO Lite!

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Over the past few days, there have been various reports about the entry of Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO in India as en entirely independent brand and now we know it is indeed true. iQOO might launch its first smartphone in India as early as March. It will be powered by a 5G enabled Snapdragon 865, which is the first in the country.

Though the device is expected to debut in China as iQOO 3, the Chinese manufacturer said nothing about the Indian version. Now, Vivo has filed trademarks for three iQOO product names such as iQOO Pro, iQOO Neo and iQOO Lite with the Intellectual Property India. Vivo already launched the iQOO Neo and iQOO Pro in China last year. The former was powered by a Snapdragon 845 while the later housed the Snapdragon 855+ chipset.

iQOO is yet to launch a phone with iQOO Lite moniker in any market. Vivo trademarked the iQOO Lite name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) last year in September. The tweet posted by @_the_tech_guy reveals the names of the newly trademarked iQOO phones and we expect more information about this smartphone from future reports.

A Chinese tipster claimed that iQOO is more of a performance-driven brand rather than gaming-focused. He further added that Monster Inside lightning and design won’t be available on the next generation of iQOO devices. This means that iQOO will come with some gaming features but it won’t be marketed as a full-fledged gaming phone like Black Shark and Red Magic.

As per rumors, the upcoming Vivo iQOO 3 will feature a 6.44 inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate display and a punch hole. It will have a 20:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform with 5G support and backed by a 4,410 mAh battery. It is also said to arrive with a 55W fast charger and 48MP quad-camera setup.

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POCO to launch POCO X2 on February 4th! Seems like a Rebranded Redmi K30 from the teasers.

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POCO has announced the launch date of its first smartphone after becoming a standalone company. The Poco X2 is set to launch on February 4 and the media invites have already been sent for the event that will take place in New Delhi. Flipkart has also revealed through a teaser that it will be bringing the smartphone into the country.

The upcoming Poco phone which is expected to be a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 4G model will have an “extreme refresh rate” for “extreme gaming”, a 64MP camera with Sony IMX686 sensor and powered by a Qualcomm chipset with liquid cooling. A recent GeekBench listing suggested some specifications of the Poco X2 which hinted it will be launched with Android 10.

The Poco X2 was announced with a Tweet with the tacky hashtag “Be Smooth AF”. There is also a short link that sends you to a landing page that advertises the Poco X2 refresh rate. The Flipkart microsite, however, do not reveal any specification.

Poco India was earlier expected to launch the Poco F2 as its next generation flagship but the Chinese manufacturer has chosen the Poco X2 to begin its new journey following its departure from Xiaomi. The company hasn’t yet clarified whether it will bring the Redmi K30 4G variant as Poco X2 will slight modifications or a separate model altogether.

A new Poco X2 image shown in the Poco India site reveals it does have some design similarities with the Redmi K30. It has an identical looking bottom area with three vents for loudspeaker grille, pinhole microphone, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 730G chipset and run Android 10 out-of-the-box. Poco has already clarified that it will retain the MIUI Poco interface used on the Poco F1 back in 2018.

Apart from the Poco X2, the brand is rumoured to have a few other smartphones in the pipeline. We will have more details once the Poco X2 is introduced next week.

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Huawei P40 Render Leaked! Reveals a Familiar Design.

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By the end of 2019, we got to have a look at the renders of Huawei‘s P40, published by OnLeaks. But we didn’t get to see the phone in much detail. Today, we have got more renders that provide some visual details about the phone and also tells us a bit about the camera system of the upcoming Huawei P40, which is set to launch in March 2020.

 

As you can see in the image above, the Huawei P40 features a flat display. However, there is a pill-shaped cutout on the top left corner of the display which will be housing dual front-facing cameras for selfies. The front of the phone looks pretty minimal. But the back has got quite a few interesting elements.

There is a triple camera setup on the back of the Huawei P40. And we can see the Leica Optics branding there in the camera module. In this rectangular camera module, there are three cameras placed vertically. There is a two-tone finish on the camera module and to the right of the cameras, there is an LED flash and the Leica branding. The camera module on the Huawei P40 looks pretty similar to that of the recently launched Galaxy S10 Lite. So, it looks like rectangular camera modules are going to be very popular in 2020.

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The back of the phone is pretty neat otherwise, as there is no fingerprint scanner visible. It can be assumed that the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The right edge of the phone houses the power button, as well as volume rockers. However, the left edge of the phone hasn’t been revealed yet which might house the SIM card tray. At the bottom of the phone, there is a speaker grille along with a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, but there is no headphone jack!

In terms of the camera configuration, all we know is that the Huawei P40 will have a primary sensor, an ultra-wide sensor, and a ToF sensor. No details regarding the specs of those cameras are known at this moment. However, the Huawei P40 Pro is said to come with a quad-camera setup on the back and for that phone, some alleged camera specs are out on the web. At first, it was claimed that the Huawei P40 Pro will come with a 64-megapixel primary camera, but now, as per the latest reports, the phone will come with a 52-megapixel primary camera.

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