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Redmi K20 Pro & K20 Launched in China. Flagship Killer 2.0 Indeed!

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Redmi today launched its first flagship, the Redmi K20 at a formal launch event in Beijing, China. The Xiaomi sub-brand also introduced a higher variant called Redmi K20 Pro with better specs. The Redmi K20 has been the most hyped smartphone of this year and supposed to be an affordable alternative to the likes of OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro and ASUS Zenfone 6. The K20 is touted to be a “Flagship Killer 2.0” and aims to do what the Poco F1 did last year- deliver a flagship level performance while keeping the price at bay. In addition to the smartphones, Redmi also announced its first laptop RedmiBook 14.

The Redmi K20 series comes with a full-screen display with ultra-thin bezels and has a curved back. It features a 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 600 nits brightness, HDR and DC Dimming support. The phone has a 91% screen-to-body ratio and a seventh generation in-fingerprint sensor.

The Redmi K20 Pro houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with Adreno 640 GPU. It is paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. On the other hand, the K20 is powered by a Snapdragon 730 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The Pro variant has 256GB expandable memory with SD card while the K20 is limited to 128GB.

Both the smartphones come with a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, an 8MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 13MP wide angle sensor with f/2.5 and 124.8-degree field of view. There is a 20MP pop-up camera on the front with a sapphire lens that is water-resistant and scratch-resistant. Users can also customize the lifting mechanism with 6 kinds of sound effects to choose from.  Xiaomi claims the pop-up camera takes only 0.8 seconds to rise up and comes with a wide-angle mode. The handset runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. Other features include 3.5mm headphone jack, Hi-FI audio, and NFC support.

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The Redmi K20 Pro has 8 layer graphite cooling technology to keep the temperature in check. It has a three-dimensional cooling structure which is double-sided. Further, there is 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. It also allows optimization of dark areas of the display while gaming for better viewing experience. The Redmi K20 Pro is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with USB Type-C 27W fast charging while the Redmi K20 gets 18W fast charging support.

The K20 series is available in a 3D finish glass body with a gradient finish. There is Red and Blue color variant to choose from while the company also teased a Carbon fiber variant with a completely different finish. The Redmi K20 Pro pricing starts at CNY 2,499 (Rs 25,000 approx) for the base 6/64GB variant. The other 6/128GB, 8/128GB and 8/256GB is priced at CNY 2,599(Rs 26,000 approx), CNY 2,799 (Rs 28,000 approx) and CNY 2,999 (Rs 30,000 approx) respectively. The K20 comes at a lower price 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). The first sale of the Redmi K20 starts from June 1 while the Redmi K20 will be available from June 6. The company is expected to launch the Redmi K20 series in India soon though there is no official launch date as of now.

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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Honor 9X Launched In India! Too Little, Too Late.

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Huawei’s subsidiary brand Honor has launched the all-new Honor 9X today, in India. The Honor 9X launched in India is, however, a bit different compared to the variant that was launched in China a few months ago. First of all, this Global Variant of Honor 9X comes with Google apps and services, so that users don’t need to worry at all about losing any Google services or functionalities offered by Google. Also, the Honor 9X Global Variant comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, whereas the Chinese variant of Honor 9X comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The phone sports a 6.59-inch full-HD+ display with a pixel density of 391ppi. The screen-to-body ratio is pretty impressive here at 91%. The phone is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The Chinese variant comes with a better Kirin 810 7nm SoC. There are two variants based on RAM- 4GB and 6GB. However, both the variants have 128GB onboard storage and the memory can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the Honor 9X comes with a triple camera setup on the back. There is a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and AIS Super Night mode support. Along with that, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 120° field of view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel pop-up camera for selfies and video calls.

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The Honor 9X runs Android 9 Pie out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery with pretty regular, 10W charging via a USB-C port. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, and GLONASS. The 4GB RAM variant of Honor 9X is priced at Rs. 13,999 whereas the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. The Honor 9X is available in two colors- Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.

Honor 9X will be available for purchase, exclusively on Flipkart starting from midnight on January 19. On the first day of sale, buyers will get a flat Rs. 1000 discount on the purchase of the 4GB RAM variant of Honor 9X. ICICI Bank credit card and Kotak Mahindra debit or credit cardholders can avail 10% discount on purchases made between January 19 and January 22, 2020.

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Realme X50 5G Launched in China. It’s almost a Redmi K30 5G!

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After many posters and leaks, Realme has finally launched the Realme X50 5G smartphone in China. The brand has also launched Realme UI in the event and Realme X50 5G is the first phone to run on the new Android 10-based software. Realme has also introduced X50 5G Master Edition created by renowned Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa in Black and Gold versions.

The Realme X50 5G sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen to body ratio of 90.4%. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This time there’s no in-display fingerprint scanner instead we have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Realme X50 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC paired with Adreno 620. It is paired to work with 8 and 12GB of RAM. It has two internal storage options i.e 128 and 256GB. This time there’s no microSD card slot for further storage expansion.

Talking about optics, the Realme X50 5G has a quad rear camera setup, which is aligned vertically and placed on the left corner of the back panel. The quad rear camera includes a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8 which offers up to 78.6-degree field of view, which is coupled with a secondary 12MP telephoto sensor with an aperture value of f/2.5 which offers up to 20x hybrid zoom, a tertiary 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a field of view of 119-degree with an aperture value of f/2.25, and finally a 2MP macro sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. To the front, it has two sensors, which include a primary 16MP Sony IMX 471 sensors with an aperture value of f/2.0 which is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2 and a field of view of 105 degrees.

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The Realme X50 5G is backed by a 4,200mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge support. The company claims to charge the phone up to 70 percent in just 30 minutes. The device runs on Realme UI which is based on Android 10. The phone comes in Polar White and Glacier Blue color options. Realme X50 5G is priced at 2,499 Yuan (approx. Rs 26000 ) for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, 2,699 Yuan (approx. Rs 28,000) for 6GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, 2,999 Yuan (approx. Rs 31,000) for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option. This master edition is priced at 3099 Yuan (approx. Rs 32,000) for 12GB + 256GB storage option.

Realme X50 5G Specifications

  • 6.57inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 120hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • 8 / 12GB RAM
  • 128GB and 256GB storage options
  • 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP + 8MP front
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • 4,200 mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0
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Oppo A91 & Oppo A8 Launched in China!

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OPPO has launched 2 new under the “A” series in China; the OPPO A91 and the OPPO A8. Both the devices are launched under 2000 Yuan. There is no information regarding when it will launch in India or not.

OPPO A91

The Oppo A91 sports a 6.4 FHD+ AMOLED waterdrop notched display with an in-display fingerprint scanner. It has a screen to body ratio of 90.7 and in the aspect ratio of 20:9. OPPO claims that the in-display fingerprint scanner can be unlocked in 0.22 seconds. The display is protected under Corning Gorilla Glass. The device is powered by an octa-core Helio P70 processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Talking about optics, the Oppo A91 has a quad rear camera setup. It has a primary 48MP sensor coupled with an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 119-degree field of view and a tertiary 2MP macro lens and finally a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, it has a 16MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0.

The Oppo A91 is packed with a 4,000mAh battery which charges via type c and has support for VOOC 4.0 flash charge technology. The device runs on Colour OS based on Android Pie. The device comes in in Red, Blue, and Black color options. All with gradient color options. Oppo A91 is priced at 1,999 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 20,306 in India.

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OPPO A91 Specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • MEDIATEK Helio P70
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0

OPPO A8 Specifications

The OPPO A8 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop notched display. It has a screen to body ratio of 89%. The OPPO A8 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB.

Talking about optics, OPPO A8 has a triple rear camera setup. It has a primary 12MP sensor which is coupled with a 2MP macro sensor and finally a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, it has an 8MP sensor.

The device is backed by a 4,230mAh battery. The device has a rear-facing fingerprint reader instead of the in-display fingerprint scanner. The device runs on Colour OS 6.1 on top of Android 9.0 Pie. The Oppo A8 is priced at 1,199 Yuan, which is around Rs 12,160 in India. Right now, it is unknown whether both the phones will be launched in India or not. Both the phones will go on sale from December 26 in China.

OPPO A8 Specifications

  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • MEDIATEK Helio P35
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 12MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,230 mAh battery
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