Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi usually releases smartphones in the entry-level and mid-range segments. Lately, there have been reports of a flagship series under the Redmi moniker. These flagships are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, feature pop-up selfie cameras and likely to be launched in the Indian market.
The folks at XDA recently found cues about two upcoming Xiaomi flagship devices with mechanical pop-up selfie cameras. The two alleged devices are codenamed “davinci” and “raphael”, which are named after Renaissance artists. They have leaked multiple times in Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo but didn’t get much importance due to scarce reliability. Now, Redmi itself has shared a glimpse of its upcoming flagship series with a pop-up camera, but without sharing any other information about these smartphones.
The video which was posted on Weibo shows the Redmi branding and some of its latest smartphones like the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi 7 series which are shown in juxtaposition with snippets from the latest Marvel movie: Avengers Endgame. Towards the end of the video, it outlines the company’s next flagship with a pop-up camera. There is a clear emphasis on speed and performance, and Redmi is not hesitating in using the word “flagship.
In terms of pricing, we can expect the Redmi flagship to be an affordable flagship that will be placed between Mi 9 and Poco F1. There is also a chance that the Poco 2 could borrow some of the features teased from the Redmi device. The pop-up camera looks like to be placed a little towards the left side of the upper edge and not the center, as seen from the leaks in the past.
Vivo has already launched a pop-up camera smartphone while Realme and OnePlus and believed to be working on their own versions of pop-up selfie cameras for their upcoming handset. It will be exciting to see which company manages to bring something new to the table while keeping the performance at best.
Mi 9T Gets Certified in Thailand, Possibly a Pro Version of Mi 9!
Xiaomi sub-brand Mi has launched the flagship Mi 9 and variants such as Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 9 SE earlier in 2019. These smartphones are yet to be launched in the major global markets but the Chinese manufacturer is already preparing for its next smartphone in the series: the alleged Mi 9T.
An unnamed Mi series smartphone with model number M190310G received certification from the NBTC regulatory database in Thailand. This is not the first time the smartphone has been spotted as it has already been certified by numerous regulatory agencies in the past like NCC, EEC, IMDA and FCC. The smartphone is speculated to be none other than the Xiaomi Mi 9T.
From the NTBC certification, there is much information about the device apart from its model number. However, the certification hints that it could be launch sometime soon. The company is yet to officially confirm the phone or release any teaser, which we expect to happen soon.
Redmi K20 Hands On Leaked, Official Images & Posts Reveal In Display FP, AMOLED display & More!
Ahead of the launch of Redmi‘s flagships, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, photos of the smartphone have surfaced online getting the fans more excited and stuff to talk about.
The photos reveal a button on the left side dedicated to Xiaomi’s virtual assistant.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) May 22, 2019
Redmi has already confirmed that the K20 will feature a 48MP primary camera, 4000 mAh battery, 960 fps slow-mo video recording and now it revealed that it will feature a seventh-gen optical in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The company said the fingering sensor is equipped with a 3P lens and has 7.2µm ultra-large pixels. It has a 100% higher photo-sensitive area, 15% more scanning area and is 30% more accurate than previous generation scanners.
The UD fingerprint scanner on the notch-less Redmi K20 features DSP acceleration technology that increases its unlock speed by 10% compared to the previous generation while increasing the success rate by 30% under direct light and low temperature.
Also, here’s the first look at Redmi K20 from the back, take a look:
ASUS Zenfone 6 Launching Soon in India. Teased by Flipkart!
Last week, ASUS launched its 2019 flagship smartphone Zenfone 6 which came with a unique flip camera mechanism. The smartphone was launching in Europe at a starting price of Euro 499( Rs 39,000 approx) but said nothing about the global launch. Now e-commerce website Flipkart has started teasing the Zenfone 6 for the Indian market.
The Zenfone 6 product page is live on Flipkart, mentioning all the important highlights of the device. The teaser reads- Coming soon to India hinting that the company might launch it in India in the next few weeks. While there is no official launch date, ASUS might be going for its primary competitor OnePlus 7, which was launched recently.
The ASUS Zenfone 6 comes with a 6.3 inch FHD+ LCD display with almost no bezels and very small chin. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage (UFS 2.1) that can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The handset comes with a Flip camera setup mechanism which users can take rear photos as well as selfies. The camera setup consists of a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as a primary camera along with a 13MP 125-degree ultra-wide angle secondary camera. The flip camera means we will be able to use the 48MP sensor for selfie giving an edge over the competition. The pop-up camera is made of something ASUS calls “liquid metal” and have been tested over 1,00,000 continuous flips. It lacks OIS but has 4K recording support.
The phone runs ZenUI based on Android 9 Pie with a stock system navigational system-wide Dark Mode and intelligent memory management. It draws power from a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W quick charge support. It has a rear fingerprint sensor retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. While ASUS is yet to reveal the Zenfone 6 price in India we expect to come at a price tag between Rs 37,000 and going all the way up to Rs 50,000 for the highest variant.
Asus Zenfone 6 specifications
- 6.4 inch FHD+ LCD IPS display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
- 48MP + 13MP camera
- ZenUI based on Android 9 Pie
- 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging
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