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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Launched in India. Comes with 6.3 inch Infinity Display & SD660 SoC

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Just a few days after being teased on Amazon India, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy A8 Star in the country as a new contender in its A8 series. The Galaxy A8 Star is just a re-branded version of the Galaxy A9 Star that was launched in China, back in June.

The main highlights of the device are it’s Infinity Display, a Dual Rear IntelliCam camera setup and the Bixby integration. Let’s talk about the pricing, availability and specifications in detail.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a resolution of full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) in an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Moreover, the phone sports a 2.5D and 3D curved glass body supported by a metal frame on the side.

Powering the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC at its core , coupled with 6GB of RAM. and 64GB of on-board storage which can be further expanded up to 400GB via microSD card.

In the Optics department, the A8 Star gets a Dual Rear IntelliCam setup at the rear, featuring a 16-megapixel primary sensor paired with a 24-megapixel secondary sensors, both having an aperture of f/1.7. While at the front, we have a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, further equipped with Smart Beauty and Pro Lighting features along with AR Stickers.

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In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the phone has Face Unlock feature as well for unlocking the device. On the software front, it runs on Samsung UX on top of Android Oreo. The phone draws its juice from a 3,700mAh battery.

Connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are present on the device.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star comes in two color variants which are Midnight Black and Ivory White. The device is priced at Rs. 34,990 and will be available exclusively on Amazon India from August 27, followed by the retail stores starting September 5, as confirmed by the company.

Samsung A8 Star Specifications

  • 6.3 inch AMOLED 18.5:9 FHD+ Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 16MP+24MP rear cameras
  • 24MP selfie camera
  • 3,700mAh battery

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Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power & G7 Play Launched in Brazil & Mexico!

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Lenovo owned Motorola unveiled its latest devices in the Moto G lineup – the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power today in Brazil. We already knew almost everything regarding the handsets, thanks to multiple leaks taken place in the past few months.

All the four handsets will go on sale starting today in Brazil and Mexico and will make its way to other markets like India, North America, Latin America, and Europe in the upcoming months. All the handsets run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Coming to the specifications, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display with 1080×2270 pixel resolution. There is a water drop notch on top of the display. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 4 GB of RAM in the handset which is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

In terms of camera, there is a dual camera setup of which the primary sensor is of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture and the second lens is a 5 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the handset comes equipped with an 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The camera has features like Smart Composition, Auto Smile Capture, and Super Slow Motion (250fps). The handset draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

The Moto G7 Plus packs the same 6.24-inch Full-HD+ Max Vision Display as seen on the Moto G7. The chipset used underneath is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz. 4 GB of RAM is coupled with 64 GB of internal storage in the handset which is also expandable up to 512 GB.

There are dual 16 MP + 5 MP cameras weith f/1.7 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The camera has support for optical image stabilization. The front has a 12 MP camera with an f/2.0 lens. The battery capacity of the handset is 3,000mAh.

The battery oriented device, the Moto G7 Power comes with a smaller 6.2-inch screen with HD+ display of 720×1520 pixel resolution. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz. A compact notch is present on top of the display. There will be 3 GB of RAM on the handset coupled with 32 GB of internal storage.

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As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a 12 MP single rear camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The major attraction is indeed to the battery. The Moto G7 Power equips a massive 5,000mAh battery which the company claims to last for about 55 hours. 

The final device in the last is the Moto G7 Play which is the cheapest one among the handsets in the series. It comes with a comparatively smaller 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display with 720×1512 pixel resolution. The processor used is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 2 GB RAM on the handset along with 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB.

The notch in the device is full sized which resembles the one seen on the iPhone X. The camera used on the Moto G7 Play is a single 13 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is of 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture. The device draws juice from a 3,000mAh battery.

In terms of pricing, the Moto G7 is priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 21,300), whereas Moto G7 Plus will go on sale at a rate of EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 24,500). The Moto G7 Power will cost $249 (roughly Rs. 17,800) and Moto G7 Play will retail at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,200). The launch date in India is not known yet but we expect the brand to announce the event in the upcoming days.

Moto G7 Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Plus Specifications

  • 6.24-inch Full-HD+Max Vision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 12MP F/2.0 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Power Specifications

  • 6.2-inch HD+display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632chipset
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 12MP f/2.0 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery

Moto G7 Play Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (expandable)
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear
  • 8MP f/2.2 front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery

 

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Oppo K1 Launched in India. Comes with AMOLED Display & In Display FP for Rs.16,990!

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OPPO today launched the OPPO K1 that it has been teasing for weeks. The Chinese brand launched the phone in China in October last year. The OPPO K1 is now the most affordable smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint smartphone.

The latest OPPO K-series smartphone has a similar design to other OPPO smartphone like OPPO F9 Pro and OPPO A7. Like these phone, it boasts a waterdrop display with a glossy rear panel coupled with horizontal dual rear cameras. Yet, the OPPO K1 feels more premium mostly due to its gorgeous AMOLED display and curved glass-like 3D panel.

The OPPO K1 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It has over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The device is not glass material but looks premium enough due to its 3D injection moulding process that makes it glisten and shine as light hits the surface.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the rear it sports an AI powered dual camera setup of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor and supports scene detection. On the front it has 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture on the notch for selfies and video calling.

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The dual SIM handset runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery. There is no Quick Charge support and is charged at regular 10W through a microUSB port. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack and more.

The OPPO K1 is priced at Rs 16,990 which makes it the only smartphone under Rs 20,000 to have a in-screen fingerprint sensor. The phone was launched with four colors but only two of them will be available in India- the Gradient Van Gough Blue and Piano Black.  It will go on sale in Flipkart on February 12 at noon. There will be launch offers like no cost EMI 3 to 6 months, 10% discount for Citi credit and debit card users on launch day with complete mobile protection from Flipkart along with 90% buyback value on OPPO K1 within 8 months at Rs 1.

OPPO K1 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch Full-HD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 660
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera
  • 25MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,600mAh Battery
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Coolpad Cool 3 Launched in India. Comes with Dew Drop Notch at Rs.5999!

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Coolpad today launched an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Coolpad Cool 3, it is the first smartphone from the Chinese brand to sport a dewdrop notch. The launch comes just days after the company released its budget smartphones  Coolpad Mega 5, Mega 5M and Mega 5C.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes with a dual-color glossy cover that highlights the edges in different colors. The volume rocker and the power button is placed on the right side while the SIM tray sits on the left. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.

It features a 5.71 inch HD+ (1500 x 720 pixels) display with a stunning 90% screen-to-body ratio achieved because of the small dewdrop notch on top. Under the hood, it is powered by an AI powered Unisoc Chipset clocked at 1.3GHz that has AR/VR compability.If you’re wondering what’s a Unisoc processor, Spreadtrum rebranded itself to Unisoc last year.

It is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.

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In the optics department, the device sports a vertically aligned dual camera setup at the rear with an 8MP primary camera and a 0.3 camera for depth sensing. There is a 5MP front camera on the notch that supports Face Unlock. The dual SIM handset runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and more.

The Coolpad Cool 3 comes at a price tag of Rs 5,999 competing against other similarly priced smartphones in this range like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It will be available in Midnight Blue, Ruby Black, Ocean Indigo and Teal Green color options. Customers will be able to purchase the smartphone from both online and offline stores though no official dates have been announced.

Coolpad Cool 3 specifications

  • 5.71 inch HD+ Display
  • Unisoc chipset with support for AI and AR/VR
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 8MP + 0.3MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
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