Xiaomi’s new Redmi phone launch is causing lots of stir among the fans, with the confusion of whether Redmi 5/5 Plus or Redmi Note 5 is launching in February 14th.
Although we’re almost certain that the phone launching is Redmi Note 5 with the previous news of the phone’s name spotted in source code (read here) and with it being listed on Flipkart (read here), now it’s confirmed with this new image of the phone we spotted in the Mi Store app.
Mi Store is the official store of Xiaomi in India, when opening the store, you’ll be greeted with an opening screen where you’ll be shown sketches the products of Xiaomi available in the store.
Now, look at this particular sketch, you can see that this doesn’t look like any other phone in Xiaomi’s portfolio currently. Yes, this is a dual camera Redmi phone and only phone that this could be is Redmi Note 5.
By the looks of this, the Redmi Note 5 would be coming with a dual camera on the back while following the same design language of current and previous Redmi phones, but with a dual camera setup. If you look closely, it does look like the Honor 6x from back, that’s fine when Honor 6x itself looked like Redmi Note 3 with a dual cam on back ?.
Nothing much is known about the device, we’ve to wait till the launch now to know more about the phone. Let’s wait!
Vivo V15 Pro Live Images Leaked, Reconfirms Pop Up Selfie Camera, Triple Rear Cameras, & In-Display FP!
Vivo had announced regarding the launch of the Vivo V15 and the Vivo 15 Pro a week back. Both the devices are scheduled to be unveiled in an event held at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 20th of this month.
A couple of leaks happened in the past week revealed the renders and the specifications of the upcoming handset. Moreover, we have also seen a hands-on image confirming the design of the device.
Today, we have got some exclusive hands-on images from trusted sources which showcase the Vivo V15 Pro. The new images comply with all the previous allegations and spec rumors and confirms what we know so far. Take a look at the images below.
The images reveal the presence of a pop-up selfie camera as seen on the Vivo Nex which helps to avoid the use of notch of any form. There will be a Super AMOLED display on the handset but the exact dimensions are still unknown. Under the hood, the device is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 which will be paired with an Adreno 612 GPU.
The Vivo V15 Pro will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Coming to the cameras, the rear has a vertically stacked triple camera setup. The LED flash is mounted between the first two sensors. The cameras are said to be of 48MP + 8MP + 5MP with Super Autofocus and AI capabilities.
The front pop-up camera will be of 32 MP. The handset will equip an in-display fingerprint sensor for unlocking purposes. The bottom houses the speaker grills and the charging port. The port is still micro USB which is quite disappointing.
The device still retains the headphone jack and it is present on the top to the right of the pop-up camera. Pricing is expected to be around Rs.25,000 for the Vivo V15 Pro. We’ll get to know the exact pricing and availability once the device goes live at the event. Until then, stay tuned for updates.
POCO’s Next Phone, “New POCO” is just a POCO F1 with a Gradient Back!
POCO‘s General Manager C Manmohan has been teasing the company’s next phone, “New POCO” on Twitter from morning. We were all excited on the brand’s next venture, but it seems that the next phone isn’t a new model altogether.
Instead, this might be a revamped version of POCO F1 with a gradient back. Take a look at the below given screenshot from Mi Store:
This must be some kind of a bug in the app, which caused the upcoming phone to pop up before its launch.
If that gradient back sounds all too familiar, its the current trend in the smartphone industry, which was introduced by Huawei in their Huawei P20 series, which soon became the de facto smartphone design trend for 2018, with all the brands releasing phones with similar design.
Even Samsung launched their Samsung Galaxy A9 Star with a gradient back. Xiaomi was late to the party though, they released their Mi Play earlier today with gradient back design.
If that’s anything to go by, we can expect the phone to come in various gradient colours, even though the Mi store listing shows just a single variant.
If this is true, we can expect the price to remain unchanged as the brand would be just switching the polycarbonate back of POCO F1 to that of gradient colours.
If you ask me, they should’ve done this first time around and should’ve launched the phone with just gradient backs itself, that should’ve made the phone look much more premium than that of the polycarbonate backs.
Black Shark 2 is Launching in India Soon! As a Separate Brand.
But now we’ve an almost confirmed insider scoop regarding the phone’s launch in India.
Black Shark 2 will be launching here in India soon and we can expect their official social media handles to go live soon. But we’re not sure about how soon it is.
You might be wondering how this phone would be different from Xiaomi’s recently launched sub-brand POCO or POCOPHONE. It’s simple, Black Shark won’t be having any associations with Xiaomi (at least publicly). That means Black Shark will be a totally different brand here in India (and possibly in the global market).
It’ll be much more like Xiaomi’s other subsidiary brands operating now in India, like the recently launched Amazfit from Huami and the upcoming Yi light.
That brings us to the next question, Who will be providing customer support for the phone?
In India, POCO’s customer service is handled by Xiaomi itself. If the brand is gong to be stand alone, that would imply that the phone won’t be getting Xiaomi’s service support. They might be opting for “Free pickup and drop” type of service support which Google, Realme, etc are having in India now.
Talking about the phone, it was already leaked on a hands on video, take a look: