Last year, Reliance Jio created a revolution by announcing the 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone called JioPhone. It got the attraction of a lot of low-end phone users and people started to buy the device for using it as a secondary device. The device was priced at Rs. 1,499. It is worth noticing that the company managed to tackle the likes of Nokia and Samsung which had been in the field for years and made a position for itself in the market.
Jio Phone was a major growth driver for the Q4 2017. Its shipments grew more than five-fold. This new trend led to a surge in market share of feature phones. With locally-manufactured Jio Phones hitting the market in coming quarters, the vendor is expected to better its performance, said Narinder Kumar, an analyst at CMR-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG). It had managed to be the best selling feature phone.
Reports have surfaced online about the presence of the JioPhone 2. It is expected by the company to launch the new device in the upcoming weeks. The device will be priced at Rs. 1,999. This will also be sold at an effective price of Rs.0, just like the JioPhone. The Rs. 49 unlimited plan with 1GB of high-speed 4G data will also be present for this new device.
The JioPhone 2 will mostly come with the similar sized display and T9 keypad as seen on its predecessor. Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is expected to power the device. There will be cameras on the rear side as well as the front on the new JioPhone 2. The predecessor, JioPhone, runs on KaiOS, while the JioPhone 2 will feature Google’s Android Oreo Go Edition.
There are few phones like the Nokia 1, Lava Z50 that run on Android Go Edition. Android Go Edition is Google’s effort to offer a smooth Android experience on devices with less than 1 GB of RAM. The JioPhone 2 will sport Google Assistant which will be available in English and Hindi.
NOTE: Take a rumour with a pinch of salt, as it’s just a rumour and tomorrow’s April fool. 💁🏻♂️
UPDATE: This was an April fool joke by PhoneRadar! Thank you PR, you got us!
Xiaomi’s Mi 6x gets listed in Android.com, Reveals it’s Specs!
With less than a (April 25) left for the launch of Xiaomi’s , the device was spotted on Android website which contains a list of devices from various manufacturers. The leak is coming at a time when Xiaomi’s Redmi S2 has been making the rounds.
The Mi6x is the successor to last year’s Mi 5X and comes with significant upgrades. It comes with a bigger display, better processor and improved cameras.
Coming to the specifications, Mi 6x sports a 6 inch display and has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 AIE processor and comes with some performance upgrades.
The Xiaomi Mi 6x will be equipped with a 20MP shooter both on the front and back. According to Android.com, the phone has 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of in built storage. Coming to the software side of things, the device will come with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box and will come with a fingerprint scanner. The device will be powered by a 2910 mAh, which is probably the only downside considering the enormous screen size.
On the interesting side of things, the phone will be bundled with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack converter cable which is a clear indication of the phone ditching the headphone port on the Xiaomi Mi 6x. Contrarily, the Mi 5x had a headphone jack. What’s more Xiaomi is also planning to re- brand the device to Mi A2.
The device is expected to come in five colors which include- Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Cheery Powder, Red Flame and Black Stone, as revealed by the official tease last week from the company.
Oppo A3 gets certified by 3C. Launch is around the corner!
Less than a week back, the Oppo A3 was spotted on a Chinese Telecom site with specs, renders, user manual, price and was recently seen on TENAA and Geekbench. Now, the latest Oppo phone has surfaced on the Compulsary Certification of China (3C) website with the model number PADM00.
Xiaomi’s new device codenamed M1803E6E Passes TENAA, Might be the upcoming Redmi S2
April has been an exciting month with back to back launches by several manufacturers. Xiaomi is no different as they prepare to launch the successor of Mi 5x, the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi 6x, the launch of which is set to be on April 25th.
But that hasn’t stopped Xiaomi from working on their next device as a new phone appears to be in works. A Xiaomi device with the model number M1803E6E has been approved by TENAA.
Going by the previous reports, the device is expected to be the rumoured upcoming new phone by Xiaomi in Redmi series, the Redmi S2. And the specifications from the TENAA listing matches the previous report by XDA.
As per the listing on TENAA, the smartphone is expected to come with a 5.99 inches display, 720P resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the device will be powered by a an octa core CPU clocked at 2GHz and your choice of RAM and storage configurations that start 2GB/16GB, continues at 3GB/32GB and go all the way up to 4GB/64GB for the top end version.
Coming to the camera, the Xioami M1803E6E will come with dual camera on the rear. While the listing mentions that the device will come with three cameras, only the 12 MP camera has been confirmed, the secondary one with a 16MP is yet to be confirmed With the above mentioned shooters, the phone is more than capable of clicking quality images. The device will come in multiple colors which includes White, Silver, Gold, Black, Pink, Red ,Gray and Blue.
As of now, this is all we know regarding the device. Couple of questions regarding face unlock and fingerprint scanner still remains a mystery. But let’s hope that Xiaomi surprises us once again with something new.
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