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Redmi Note 6 Pro Launched in Thailand! Pretty Much a Redmi Note 5 AI with Notch.

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Xiaomi‘s next iteration of their budget Note series, the Redmi Note 6 Pro was previously spotted in various stores but wasn’t officially announced. Today it was officially introduced in Thailand where the specs and the price was revealed.

The rear design doesn’t differ much from its predecessor Redmi Note 5 and comes with the same three stage design with a plastic front and back and a metal frame sandwiched in between for a better signal quality. The front carries some upgradations with a top notch and sleek bezels.

Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 6.26 inch FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 86%. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB.

In the optics department, it will sport a dual camera setup on the front and rear. The front carries a 20MP + 2MP configuration with f/2.0 aperture, portrait mode and AI Face Unlock. The rear offers a 12MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4 µm while the secondary sensor is of 5MP supporting Dual PD autofocus.That sounds like they’re reusing the same set of cameras from Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera (global variant).

The Redmi Note 6 Pro will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which the company claims to play 34 hours of music or 6 hours of game or 8.5 hours of 1080p video or 19 hours of local calls which will ensure battery backup for more than a day with moderate use.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a starting price tag of 6990 baht (Rs 15,500 approx) and will be available in Black, Blue and Rose gold color options. The smartphone is expected to launch soon into other markets with similar pricing.

Editor’s Note: It has to be noted that there aren’t much changes in this phone when compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro which was launched earlier this year, this just have a display with a notch, different set of camera and slightly different design. We really hope Xiaomi would make it competitive enough for Indian market as recent launches of Realme 2 Pro & Motorola One Power is shaking up the market and this won’t be enough to survive now for Xiaomi.

Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications

  • 6.26 inch FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 3/4/6GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual rear camera
  • 20+2MP dual front camera
  • 4000mAh battery
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Lenovo K5 Pro and Lenovo K5s Launched in China. Comes with Quad Cameras!

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Lenovo K5 Pro

After launching the Lenovo S5 Pro earlier today, Lenovo has further introduced two new budget phones in its K-series, namely the Lenovo K5S and Lenovo K5 Pro. The main highlights of both these phones are quad cameras. Let us talk about both the devices in detail.

Lenovo K5 Pro

The Lenovo K5 Pro is the higher variant of the two new devices. Unlike the Lenovo S5 Pro, the Chinese giant has opted for a Notchless display with bezels on top and bottom followed by a fingerprint scanner and vertically stacked dual cameras at the metal black of the device.

The K5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution in an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the octa-core processor, Snapdragon 636 coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In the optics department, the device gets a 16-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. While at the front, we have a 16-megapixel camera unit placed along with another 5-megapixel shooter, equipped with certain AI features such as Beauty shot, portrait mode, scene recognition, and more.

On the software front, the phone runs on ZUI on top and Android 8.1 Oreo and grabs its juice from a large 4050mAh Battery which further supports fast charging. Other features include bottom firing stereo speakers with Dirac sound, similar to the Lenovo S5 Pro.

The phone has been priced at 998 Yuan for the 4GB/64GB version while the top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage is tipped at 1198 Yuan. The device is available only in China as of now and can be bought in Black and Gold color options.

Lenovo K5 Pro

Lenovo K5S

The Lenovo K5S, on the other hand, is the same (rebranded) Lenovo K9 which was launched in India just a while ago along with the Lenovo A5.

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The device comes with a  similar Notchless design with bezels on top and bottom and a fingerprint scanner at the back. It incorporates a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass protection on top.

Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHZ, coupled with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB using the given hybrid microSD card slot.

In the optics department, the phone gets a 13-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter at the back, followed by yet another dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the front for selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with Flash and similar AI features.

On the software front, the Lenovo K9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI and draws its juice from a 3,090mAh battery. Furthermore, it bears 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, etc as connectivity options.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the device is sold in Black and Blue color options at a price tag of CNY 798 (roughly Rs. 8,500).

Lenovo K5 Pro

Lenovo K5 Pro Specifications

  • 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 16+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 16+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4050mAh battery

Lenovo K5s

Lenovo K5s Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P22 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13+5MP dual rear cameras
  • 13+5MP dual front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3090mAh battery
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Lenovo S5 Pro

After quite a lot of leaks and rumors, the Chinese giant Lenovo has finally launched the all-new Lenovo S5 Pro with a Notched Display and Quad Cameras in China. The device comes at a competitive price and will succeed the Lenovo S5– a not so successful phone which came back in March, this year. Let us talk about the device in detail.

The Lenovo S5 Pro comes in aluminum unibody construction in Black, Pure Gold, and Ice Blue color options which make it look good and look premium. The front sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD Display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the Notch on top which also houses the 3D facial recognition setup.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded using the given MicroSD card slot.

In the optics department, the Lenovo S5 Pro gets a total of four cameras. The back houses a dual camera setup comprising of a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary shooter which allow for a lossless 2X optical zoom, while at the front we have another dual camera combination of a 20-megapixel primary sensor paired with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, along with the IR camera and other sensors necessary for the 3D face unlock which seems quite interesting for the price. The cameras are further aided by certain AI features including automatic scene recognition, Beauty mode, etc for enhanced results.

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On the software front, the device runs on Lenovo’s own ZUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Other notable features include a stereo speaker setup present on the bottom grill. In addition to the face unlock, we have the fingerprint scanner present on the back of the handset. Powering the phone is a 3,500mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Coming to the pricing, the Lenovo S5 Pro is priced at CNY1398 in China which roughly sums to Rs.14,800. The device will definitely do good in India if it comes at a competitive price, just like in China. The dual front and dual rear cameras, 2x optical zoom, stereo speakers and IR-based 3D Face Unlock is something which will differentiate this phone from others.

Lenovo S5 Pro

Lenovo S5 Pro Specifications

  • 6.2″ Full-HD+ IPS Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 20MP + 12MP Rear Camera
  • 20MP + 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,500mAh Battery
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Japanese tech giant Panasonic has launched the Elugay Ray 530, their latest addition to the Eluga Ray series smartphones, in India. The Eluga Ray 530 comes with an 18:9 display much like its predecessor, the Eluga Ray 550. The Eluga Ray 550, launched earlier in April this year, was Panasonic’s first smartphone in India to sport an 18:9 display.

Alike the Eluga Ray 550, the Eluga Ray 530 is also placed in the budget segment. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and is backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card.

In the display department, the Eluga Ray 530 sports a 5.7 inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 13 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP shooter in the front for selfies and video calling. Under the shells is a 3000mAh battery, powering the device.

The Eluga Ray 530 also has both fingerprint scanner and face unlocking for security. The fingerprint scanner is mounted at the rear, beneath the camera. It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, along with the company’s new AI powered virtual assistant app called Arbo Hub, a platform for apps and services. The Arbo Hub adapts to the users’ specific needs and provides services on a single platform.

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The smartphone flaunts a body with metallic finish and will be available in Black and Blue colors. The connectivity options on the Eluga Ray 530 includes 4G VoLTE, bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi. It is priced at Rs.7499 to compete against devices from Redmi and other manufacturers. Looking at the price point, it is quiet obvious that the Eluga Ray 530 will be facing severe competition from other manufacturers.

It will be available online through Tata CliQ as well as through offline retail stores across the country.

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 Specifications

  • 5.7 inch HD+ display
  • Mediatek MT6739WA SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
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