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Samsung Galaxy M20 & Galaxy M10 Launched! Knock Out Punch for Xiaomi?

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Last year, it was reported that Samsung will be replacing the current Galaxy On and J smartphone series with its Galaxy M series. Since then, Samsung’s big comeback to Indian smartphone market has been hyped and leaked.

Finally, the Korean manufacturer launched the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 in the Indian market. The company claims that the new ‘India-first’ smartphones are targeted at ‘young millennials and focuses on powerful batteries, cameras and displays.

Samsung Galaxy M20

The Galaxy M20 is the first smartphone to feature its Infinity V notched display.  The display is a 6.3 inch PLS TFT with 16 million colors display capacity.

Under the hood, there is an octa-core 14nm Exynos 7904 paired with a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. It will be available in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.

In the optics department, the device sports a dual camera setup at the rear with a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 for depth sensing. It comes with LED flash, panorama and HDR capabilities and can shoot full HD videos at 30 fps. On the front it offers a 5MP single sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

The dual SIM handset runs on Samsung’s Experience UI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The previous rumours claimed that Android 9 Pie update will arrive sometime in August which will roll with its latest One UI.

The Galaxy M20 has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor for security and is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.

There is a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a loudspeaker grill at the bottom part of the frame. The M20 like the M10’s headphone port comes with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic support. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS with GLONASS and a USB type-C port.

The Galaxy M20 costs Rs 10,990 and 12,990 for the 3/32GB and 4/64GB respectively. It will be available via Amazon India in Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black color options from Samsung’s own online store from February 5 on 12 noon.

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Galaxy M20 specifications

  • 6.3 inch PLS TFT display
  • Exynos 7904
  • 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • 32GB, 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Samsung Experience UI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging support

Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung also launched Galaxy M10 alongwith the M20. It is essentially a lite version of the M20, and features a similar 6.22 inch Infinity V display.

It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 SoC, which we previously saw in various Samsung phones such as Samsung Galaxy On6, Samsung Galaxy J6, Samsung Galaxy A6 and more.

It also comes with a dual camera setup of 13MP primary + 5MP ultra wide angle secondary on the back. And a 5MP selfie shooter is given on the front.

The battery takes a downgrade here though, which is rated at 3,400mAh. It also comes with microSD card expansion like the M20. The phone is available in two color combinations: Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black.

The 2/16GB variant of the phone is priced at Rs.7,990 and the 3/32GB variant is priced at Rs.8,990. It’ll be available exclusively on Amazon.

Galaxy M20 specifications

  • 6.3 inch PLS TFT display
  • Exynos 7904
  • 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • 32GB, 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Samsung Experience UI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging support
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Nubia Red Magic 3 Launched in India. Starts from Rs.35,999!

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia has launched their much anticipated gaming smartphone, the Nubia Red Magic 3 in India. Nubia has placed the Red Magic 3 against the recently launched Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and Asus ROG Phone. On the table, the Nubia Red Magic comes with a lot of gaming centric specs at an aggressive pricing when compared to the other two competitors.

The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes in two variants, a base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, whereas the top-tier model comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM for superior gaming performance. Coming to the display, it has an 6.65-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) HDR AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display has 430nits brightness and come with a layer of 2.5D Corning Guerilla Glass for added protection.

In the camera department, it sports a single 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and capability to record 8K videos at 30fps in the rear. In the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies. It comes packed with a 5000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. It has dual front facing stereo speakers with DTS:X and 3d surround sound. In the rear panel, it has RGB lighting effects that resembles the gaming laptop. Users can configure the lighting effects using Red Magic’s light effects editor.

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On the gaming front, it has some really remarkable features, the most important being a very advanced active cooling system which uses a small fan to control the temperature. Another important feature is the built-in capacitive shoulder triggers that can be mapped to any on screen actions. The storage used in the Red Magic 3 is dual lane UFS 2.1 storage which ensures high speed data transfer which again helps in smoother game plays and usage.

On the connectivity front, it has a USB-C port and has 3.4mm audio jack on board, along with a fingerprint sensor for added security.The Nubia Red Magic 3 is priced at Rs. 35,999 for the 8GB RAM variants and Rs. 46,999 for the 12Gb RAM variant. It will be available via Flipkart and the sale will start at 12pm (noon), June 27.

Nubia Red Magic 3 specifications

  • 6.65 inch FHD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 48MP Sony IMX586 rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, 27W USB PD and Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility
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Vivo Z1 Pro to come with SD712, Punch Hole Display. Revealed in a Hands On Video!

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Vivo India has launched a teaser page for their upcoming smartphone, the Vivo Z1 Pro in their website, and it reveals some of the important specifications of the phone. Earlier it was speculated that the Vivo Z1 Pro that is to be launched in India will be a rebranded Vivo Z5x. However the newly released teaser suggests that the rumor was indeed false, and the two smartphones are entirely different.

According to the teaser in the Vivo India website, the Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. Vivo even goes further and teases that the Z1 Pro is the first Snapdragon 712 powered smartphone in India, along with the tagline ” Performance! Fully Loaded”.

The Snapdragon 712 processor is technically an overclocked Snapdragon 710, along with some new features such as support for Quick Charge 4+ and Qualcomm’s True Wireless Stereo Plus technology. The processor was announced earlier this year, and the only smartphone running on it currently is Mi 9 SE.

Coming to the design segment, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a punch hole camera design, which houses a 32MP in-display selfie camera, as opposed to the 16MP camera onboard the Vivo Z5x. However, there isn’t much information about the display. In the rear, there is a triple camera setup, which is believed to be a depth sensor and wide angle sensor along with the main shooter.

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The Vivo Z1 Pro will be powered by a huge 5000 mAh battery, and will also have support for 18w fast charging technology. Coming to other elements, Vivo did not ditch the audio jack unlike what many other companies are doing now. Also, it comes with a traditional fingerprint sensor which is mounted at the back.

In the teaser, the Vivo Z1 Pro is shown in the Aurora color variant. While there is no release date mentioned in the teaser, we can expect it any time soon since the teaser is out.

The phone has also been revealed by a hands-on video posted by Smartprix.com on Instagram, take a look:

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HTC U19e & Desire 19+ Launched in Taiwan

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HTC announced a few days back that it would hold a launch event in Taiwan on June 11. Keeping its word, the tech giant today launched two mid-range smartphones: HTC U19e and HTC Desire 19+.

HTC U19e

The HTC U19e features a 6.0 inch OLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) and 16:9 aspect ratio. There is no notch and the top and bottom bezels are almost equal in size. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The device sports a transparent rear design showing the internals while including a circular fingerprint sensor. In the optics, it comes has four cameras with two on both front and back side. The front houses a 24MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor for iris recognition feature. At the back, there is a combination of a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 20MP 2x telephoto camera with f/2.6 aperture. It runs Android 9 Pie with HTC sense and is backed by a 3930 mAh battery with QC 4.0 fast charging. Additional features include HTC BoomSound dual speakers and NFC.

HTC U19e specifications

  • 6.0 inch OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 20MP + 12MP rear
  • 24MP + 2MP front
  • Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense
  • 3930 mAh battery with QC 4.0 fast charging
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HTC Desire 19+

The second smartphone to launch today is the HTC Desire 19+ which sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.

The Desire 19+ features a triple camera setup at the rear stacked in a vertical alignment at the top left corner. It consists of a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide senor and a 5MP depth sensor. There is a 16MP selfie camera placed on the notch. It draws power from a 3,850 mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense.

HTC Desire 19+ specifications

  • 6.2-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P35 chipset
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Android 9 Pie with HTC Sense
  • 3,850 mAh battery

Pricing and Availability

The HTC U19e is priced at TWD 14,990 (Rs 33,000) and is offered in Extraordinary Purple and Modest Green Colors. On the other hand, the HTC Desire 19+ pricing starts at TWD 9,990 (Rs 22,100) for the 4/64GB variant while the 6/128GB variant comes at a price tag of TWD 10,990 (Rs 24,500 approx). It will be offered in Start Indigo and Jasmine White. The U19e will go on sale this week while the U19+ will go on sale starting July.

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