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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) launched in India, comes with SD660 and Quad Cameras

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The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2019) debuted as world’s first quad rear camera smartphone last month in Kuala Lumpur after which the Korean smartphone giant officially teased the Indian launch. Following the same, the company has now launched the phone in India, as scheduled for today, at an event held in Gurugram.

Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. It further boasts an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, marketed as Infinity display by the company.

Under the hood, the phone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded further up to 512GB via a microSD card.

As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) gets a Quad-camera setup at the back, featuring a 24MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 5MP depth sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle lens with a f/2.4 aperture which is further accompanied by a 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor for 2X optical zoom. Whereas, the front bears a 24MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The camera app is equipped with nifty features like customizable Live Focus, AI scene optimizer, AR emojis and more.

On the software front, the handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UX layered on top. Moreover, it is backed by a massive 3,800mAh battery clubbed with fast charging. It also packs in Face unlock feature in addition to the fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include dual-SIM slots, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, as well as a 3.5mm jack.

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As for the price, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2019) starts at Rs. 36,990 for the base variant with 6GB RAM whereas the top-end model with 8GB RAM model costs Rs. 39,990. As expected, the Indian pricing is a lot less than the global one.

The device will go for pre-orders in Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue color options starting from Nov 28 across all major online stores including Amazon, Flipkart, Samsung Shop, Paytm Mall and Airtel online Store in addition to the offline outlets. An additional cashback of Rs.3000 will benefit people having HDFC credit or debit cards, while the ones using EMI as a payment option can avail Airtel postpaid plan bundle benefits like unlimited voice calls, national roaming, and a free Airtel TV subscription.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Specifications

  • 6.30-inch display
  • Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 24 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP quad rear cameras
  • 24 MP front camera
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB internal storage
  • 3800 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Launched. Comes with 10GB RAM & Warp Charge 30!

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OnePlus 6T McLaren edition

OnePlus today launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition that it has been teasing for weeks with the tag “Salute to Speed”. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer recently announced its collaboration with British car brand McLaren announcement and added that the collaboration with McLaren is a “long-term strategic partnership” meaning there can be more number of McLarenxOnePlus handsets in the future.

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The OnePlus McLaren Edition comes in a Papaya Orange colour which is also McLaren signature colour.  Underneath the glass deign at the rear we can see the McLaren carbon fibre design. It comes with a 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage which is higher than the 8GB Thunder Purple variant that was launched recently.  With this launch, the smartphone also earns the title of world’s first smartphone to launch globally with 10GB RAM. The device can handle multi-tasking with ease and shoot 4K videos at 60FPS without fuss.

The handset has a orange black theme and comes with the same 3,700 mAh battery but with a new Warp charge 30 technology which the company claims to offer a day’s power within 20 minutes of charge. The company integrated a new circuit in the charger as well as on the phone along with new power management software that ensures smooth power flow into the device without slowing down even while it is being used.

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Additionally there are new exclusive software animations and there new Warp Charge 30 power adapted is being painted on Papaya Orange instead of Red. The device comes with headphone dongle, a McLaren-branded case, a piece of actual carbon fiber that is  encased in an acrylic block along with a hardcover book that highlights McLaren’s racing history.

Other specs of the smartphone remains the same as the OnePlus 6T regular variant featuring a 6.41 inch Optic AMOLED display with a top notch and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It sports a dual rear camera setup of 20MP + 16MP and offers a single 16MP camera at the front.

Currently, the OnePlus McLaren Edition is priced at £649 (Rs 60,000 approx) and will be available in Western Europe and North America on December 13. The Indian Launch is scheduled for happen tomorrow at Richardson & Cruddas Limited building, Byculla, Mumbai at 6.00 PM where the price and availability of the handset will be revealed.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition specifications

  • 6.41 inch AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 10GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 20MP + 16MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,700 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30 technology
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max M2 Launched in India

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Asus launched the successor of its budget device Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 a few days back in Russia without any launch event. Today, the company has launched the ZenFone Max M2 and the Max Pro M2 in the Indian market at an event held in New Delhi. Both the devices will be sold in India exclusively on Flipkart.

The handsets look identical but the Pro variant has an edge with better specifications and a smaller notch. The back of the Max M2 has a metal finish while the Max Pro M2 flaunts a glossy finish.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the successor to Asus’s successful Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched earlier this year. The device features 6.3-inch display but with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It is coupled with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2 TB with the help of a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the device sports dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP camera while offering a 13 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery. Other features include a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier, fingerprint scanner, and Face Unlock.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 12 MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 13 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5,000 mAh battery
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ASUS ZenFone Max M2

The ASUS ZenFone Max M2 has the code name ZB633KL. The handset features a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) and powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU. There will be two RAM and storage variants – 3 GB/4 GB and 32 GB/64 GB to choose from which can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD card.

The device sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP camera while offering an 8MP camera at the front with a f/2.0 aperture. The dual-SIM handset runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It comes with a 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear though it supports Face Unlock.

ASUS ZenFone Max M2 specifications

  • 6.3-inch HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 632 processor
  • 3/4 GB RAM
  • 32/6 4GB internal storage
  • 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Pricing & Availability

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 pricing starts with Rs. 12,999 for the 3/32GB variant. While the 4/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the 6/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. Asus Zenfone Max M2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3/32GB variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4/64GB variant.

Both the phones will be flipkart exclusive and will go on sale from 20th December!

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Nokia 8.1 Launched in India. Comes with SD710 & HDR 10 Display for Rs.26,999!

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HMD Global today launched the Nokia 8.1 in India. The smartphone was first launched last week in Dubai and is the global variant of the Nokia X7 that was launched back in China in October. The Nokia 8.1 come with identical specs to the X7 but is a part of the Android One program which means it is directly supported by Google with faster updates and long term software support.

The Nokia 8.1 features a two tone design with diamond edge built with 6000 series Aluminium and passed through two anodising process.  As for the specs, it features a 6.18 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels), 18:7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits’ brightness and 96% color gamut. The display comes with HDR10 support and has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.5%. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB internal storage that is further expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, the Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual Zeiss optics camera setup with a 12MP primary camera with ½.55 inch sensor, 1.4µ pixels, OIS, EIS, 2PD (dual photodiode) tech  and a 13MP fixed focused lens with dual LED for depth sensing. On the front, there is a 20MP with f/2.0 aperture, 0.9µ pixels, and 4-in-1 pixel tech and comes with features like Pro Camera UI and the Nokia’s Bothie feature.

The dual SIM handset  runs on Android 9 Pie (Android One) and backed by a 3,500 mAh battery supported by 18W charging that the company claims to deliver 22 hours talk time, 24 days stand-by time and 11 hours playing video. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, VoWi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack while sensors-on board includes accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass and gyroscope. Other features include single speaker design with a smart amp, 2 mics, Nokia Ozo surround capture, Google ARCore support and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear. It measures 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm and weighs 178 grams.

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The Nokia 8.1 comes at a price tag of Rs 26,999 and will be available in Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper and Iron/Steel dual tone color options. It will go on sale from December 25 via Amazon India , Nokia online store and top mobile retailers like Big C, Croma, MyG, Reliance and Sangeetha. The pre-bookings via the Nokia site and retailers will start from today while Amazon India will have a Notify Me page.

As for launch offers, HMD Global partnered with Airtel to give 1TB of 4G data to Airtel prepaid subscribers on eligible plans from Rs 199, up to 120GB additional data for postpaid subscribers on eligible plans starting Rs 499 along with a 3-month Netflix and 1-year Amazon Prime subscription. The customers who will pre-book or buy using the Notify Me option from Amazon India will get a 6 month screen replacement from Servify, while the customers buying the smartphone from offline retailers will get a 10 percent cashback from HDFC Bank on credit and debit card EMI transactions.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications

  • 6.18″ FHD+ IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 13MP rear Carl Zeiss lens
  • 20MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
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