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Redmi Note 8 Pro & Note 8 Launched in China. Priced Very Aggressively at 10K & 14K Approx!

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The much anticipated Redmi Note 8 Series is finally here, as the company has unveiled the phones at an event in Beijing, China. At the event, at first, the Redmi Note 8 was unveiled. The Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch display with thin bezels and a dot notch, offering 90% screen to body ratio. The phone has a gradient back and a fingerprint scanner is the 30% smaller than that on Redmi Note 7 Series.

The camera is one of the biggest highlights of the new lineup and the Redmi Note 8 gets a quad-camera setup on the back. There is a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera for Portrait mode. The rear camera comes with improved night mode while on the front, there is a 13MP camera with AI beautify, Portrait mode and AI scene detection. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and with that, the company claims reduced power consumption. The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. Thankfully, this time we see a USB Type-C port, even on the Redmi Note 8.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the main attraction in today’s event and looks like the phone would be able to match the expectations of the smartphone enthusiasts well. The Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 3D curved glass display. The display measures at 6.53-inches with a 91.4% screen-to-body ratio and just like the Redmi Note 8, the fingerprint scanner is at the back, just below the camera module.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world’s first phone, arguably, to feature a 64-megapixel camera on the back. The main 64-megapixel sensor has a large f/1.7 aperture. This camera can shoot images with resolutions as high as 9248×6936 pixels. Along with that 64-megapixel camera, there are three more sensors on the back. However, these are same as what we have seen on the Redmi Note 8- There is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor for the portrait shots. The Redmi Note 8 Pro can shoot ultra slow-mo videos at 960 FPS. On the front, there is a 20MP camera for selfies and video calling. Redmi has partnered with TikTok in China so that TikTok Videos are incorporated in the camera options and users can create and share videos on Tiktok right from the camera app.

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Apart from the camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro focuses heavily on gaming. The phone is powered by Mediatek’s latest Helio G90T chipset, coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, along with liquid cooling. The Redmi Note 8 Pro will also support the game controller that was showcased at the event. The company also unveiled a World of Warcraft Edition Redmi Note 8 Pro. There will be three variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, in terms of RAM and storage capacity- 6 RAM+64GB ROM, 6GB RAM+128 ROM, and 8GB RAM+128GB ROM.

The phone packs a big 4,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come with NFC as well. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at 1399 Yuan for 6 RAM and 64GB ROM variant. For the 6 RAM and 128GB ROM variant, the price will be 1599 Yuan and for the top variant with 8GB RAM, the price is 1799 Yuan. If we directly convert these figures to Indian Rupees, the pricings are Rs. 14,000, Rs. 16,000 and Rs. 18,000 (Approximately).

Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Mediatek Helio G90T SoC
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 64MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,500mAh battery

Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 665
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
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Realme 6 & 6 Pro launched in India with 64MP Quad Camera, 90Hz display & 30W Flash Charge!

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Realme today launched the Realme 6 and the Realme 6 Pro in India. The Chinese manufacturer has included significant updates over their predecessor despite coming just five months later like new chipsets, 90Hz display and 30W fast charging. The Realme 6 Pro is also the first smartphone in the country that out-of-the-box supports Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC), developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The Realme 6 Pro features a 6.6 inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Ultra Smooth display with  90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.6 percent screen-to-body ration and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with Adreno 618 GPU. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X dual-channel RAM and 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage options that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The device sports a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.3 aperture, 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.5 aperture and a 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. There is support for 4K video recording at 30fps frame rate and 20X hybrid zoo. At the front, there is a dual-hole selfie punch camera setup with a 16MP Sony IMX471 primary sensor with f/2.0 lens and a 8MP secondary wide-angle sensor with an field-of-view (FoV) of 105 degrees.

The Realme 6 on the other hand, features a slightly smaller 6.5 inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Ultra Smooth display with  90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.5 percent screen-to-body ration and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90. It is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage options that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

On the optics, it sports a quad camera setup consisting of a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 8MP secondary ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, a 2MP tertiary sensor with f/2.4 lens and a 2MP quaternary macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front there is a single 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with features such as Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Panoramic View, AI Beauty, HDR and Bokeh Effect.

Both the smartphones runs on Realme UI based on Android 10. The Realme 6 Pro gets a 4,300 mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 fast charging support while the Realme 6 packs the same size battery with 30W Flash Charge tech. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS and USB Type-C port.

The Realme 6 Pro pricing in India starts at Rs 16,999 for the 6/64GB variant while the 6/128GB and 8/128GB variant is priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. It will be available in Lightning Orange and Lightning Blue color options from 12MP (noon) IST on March 12 through Flipkart and Realme site. The Realme 6 is priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4/64GB variant, Rs 14,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant while the high-end 8/128GB variant comes at a price tag of Rs 15,999. It will be available in Comet Blue and Comet White color options. The sale will start from 12PM (noon) IST on March 11. Launch offer include Rs 1,000 instant discount for Axis Bank customers on purchasing the phone through Flipkart.

Realme 6 Pro specifications

  • 6.6 inch FHD+ Ultra Smooth display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 12MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP + 8MP front
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • 4,300 mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 fast charging

Realme 6 specifications

  • 6.5 inch FHD+ Ultra Smooth display
  • MediaTek Helio G90T
  • 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • 4,300 mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge

 

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Oppo Reno 3 Pro Launched In India

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Oppo had launched the Oppo Reno 3 in China, back in December last year. In China, the company also launched the Reno 3 Pro with support for 5G. Today, in India, the company has launched the Reno 3 Pro. However, this Reno 3 Pro which is the international variant comes without support for 5G. However, it’s a flagship from Oppo and packs quite powerful hardware and some features that may be useful for many.

In terms of hardware, the Oppo Reno 3 Pro is powered by MediaTek’s latest Helio P95 chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM. As per MediaTek, Helio P95 has a 60% increase in performance when compared to Helio P90. The Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with a  6.7-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a tall aspect ratio of 20:9 and a high screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%. There is a peal shaped cutout on the top-left corner of the display that houses the dual-camera setup for selfies and video calls. There is a fingerprint scanner under the display as well.

Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup on the back

Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup on the back

Oppo is known for its camera-centric approach and the Reno 3 Pro is packed with cameras. On the back, there is a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Along with that, there is a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a FOV of 119.9º. There is also a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor for depth sensing, which is to be used while taking portrait shots. The primary camera on the back offers 5x hybrid zoom and up to 20x digital zoom.

On the front, as mentioned earlier, there is a dual-camera setup with a 44-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In terms of camera features, there are many features like Multi-frame composition, AI-based Noise Reduction, Ultra Night Selfie Mode, Video Bokeh, Video Zoom, and AI Beauty Mode. On Reno 3 Pro as well, we can find Oppo’s proprietary Soloop Smart Video Editor which lets users edit and share their videos on social media.

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The Oppo Reno 3 Pro runs Android 10 out of the box with Oppo’s own cartoony Color OS 7 skin on top. There are two variants of the phone in terms of onboard storage- 128GB and 256GB. However, there is also a MicroSD slot for memory expansion. Connectivity options on the Oppo Reno 3 Pro include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer. The phone packs a 4025mAh battery with support for VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 30W fast charging.

Coming to the pricing, the Oppo Reno 3 is priced at Rs. 29,990 for the 128GB variant, while its 256GB variant costs Rs. 32,990. There are color options like Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, and Sky White. The 128GB storage variant is up for pre-orders and will be going on sale starting from March 6, while the availability of the 256GB variant is still unknown. Launch offers on the Oppo Reno 3 Pro include a flat 10% cashback on HDFC Bank cards on purchase of the phone. This offer will be valid for the first three days at offline stores as well. There are cashback offers and zero down-payment options. The offline purchase of Reno 3 Pro will include a complete damage protection. Pre-orders on Amazon and Flipkart will reward customers with a flat 10% discount on HDFC Bank credit and debit cards and Yes Bank credit cards.

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Samsung Galaxy M31 Launched in India! Comes with 64MP Quad Camera, AMOLED display & 6000mAh Battery.

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Samsung today launched the Galaxy M31 in India. The mid-range smartphone is the  successor of the highly popular Galaxy M30 launched last year. While Samsung has mostly made minor changes compared to the M30 and the M30s, it has added a polycarbonate back making a departure from the all glass panel design look that other competitors follow in the segment.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 features a 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. Under the hood, it is powered by an Exynos 9611 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which can be further expanded to 512GB. The smartphone runs Samsung One UI based on Android 10. The UI brings some interesting features the company claims are tailored to users in India.

One of the main highlights of the phone is the quad camera setup at the rear. It consists of a 64MP primary camera that uses pixel binning technology to produce sharp 16MP images which consumes less storage. It is paired with an 8MP secondary wide-angle sensor, a 5MP tertiary macro sensor and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front there is a 16MP sensor housed on a water-drop notch. Samsung has added a dedicated Night Mode and 4K recording support on both the front and rear cameras along with hyperlapse and slo-mo videos.

The phone also boasts a massive battery of 6,000 mAh battery that Samsung claims to help users last more than one day on a single charge. It comes with support for 15W fast charging through a USB Type-C port. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack and a square-shaped capacitive fingerprint sensor at the rear.

The Samsung Galaxy M31 pricing starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant while the 6GB/128GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. It will go on sale on March 5 at 12PM via Amazon’s India’s website in Ocean Blue and Space Black color options. It will be competing against the likes of Poco X2, Realme X2 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in its segment.

Samsung M31 specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9611 chipset
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB storage
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Samsung One UI based on Android 10
  • 6,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging

 

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