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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+ Launched. Indian Prices starts from Rs.69,999!

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At the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has finally launched the all-new Galaxy Note 10, as well as the bigger Note 10+. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have quite similar specifications, but the Note 10+ is not only a bigger phone but better in a few aspects. The company has also introduced a Galaxy Note 10 5G variant, which is just like the Note 10, but with the 5G connectivity option and a few minor changes that we will mention. The Galaxy Note 10 5G will be available only in South Korea as of now.

The Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch full HD Dynamic AMOLED display i.e. a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and 401ppi display along with HDR10+ support, whereas the Galaxy Note 10+ has a bigger 6.8-inch Dyanamic AMOLED display with a higher resolution of 3040×1440 pixels. Since the launch of Galaxy Note 4, way back in 2014, for the first time, Samsung has opted for just a Full HD display on the Galaxy Note 10. Also, neither the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ has got displays with high refresh rates of 90Hz or 120Hz. There is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner that is faster than the previous generation of the scanner on Galaxy Note.

Both the phones are powered by either Samsung’s flagship Exynos 9825 chipset, coupled with Mali-G76 MP12 GPU or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset with Adreno 640 GPU. In terms of RAM and storage, all these three phones have different options. The Galaxy Note 10 is having 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage, where the Note 10 5G is having 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The Galaxy Note 10+ will have 12GB RAM, but users get to opt between 256GB or 512GB onboard storage. The Galaxy Note 10+ is the only phone among these three which support a microSD card of up to 1TB, but there is no dedicated slot. Instead, the phone has a hybrid slot where users can either pop in two SIM cards or a SIM and a microSD card.

In terms of camera, the Galaxy Note 10 has a triple camera setup on the back. There is a 12 MP wide-angle camera with a variable aperture of f/1.5-1.8-2.4 and OIS. A 12MP telephoto lens is there, again with OIS that offers 2x optical zoom. And finally, there is the 16MP ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture. In case of the Galaxy Note 10+, in addition to the trio, there is an additional sensor on the back, next to the flash. It’s called the DepthVision camera, which is used for 3D scans of objects. On the front, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ pack a 10-megapixel f/2.2 camera with autofocus and an 80-degree field-of-view. Samsung has brought live focus modes Blur, Big Circle, Colour Point, and Glitch. These lets users apply effects to the background in photos and videos as well.

Also, one of the new features that Samsung introduced is the capability to zoom into sounds while recording a video. This lets users zoom onto the subject and enhance the sound in the video. It lets users reduce the background noise and focus on the sound coming from the subject only. Samsung has also added a video editing suite, with S Pen support so that recording videos and editing them on the go gets easier.

The new Galaxy Note 10 lineup comes with S-Pen, a signature accessory from Samsung. The new S-Pen is way improved and long-lasting as Samsung claims that it has a standby time of 10 hours. This time, Samsung has added additional sensors in it to make it possible for users to do more using the S-Pen. When a user presses and holds the button of the S Pen and moves it around, it can trigger certain actions within various apps. Users can now swipe up or down in the Camera App to switch the cameras, left or right to go to the next or previous mode or they can even move the stylus clockwise or counter-clockwise in a circle to zoom in or out. These actions can be customized as well. Samsung has opened the SDK to third-party developers, which means developers will be able to integrate this functionality into their own apps. Samsung claims that the new S-Pen, coupled with a Note 10 is way more capable as it can understand handwriting in multiple languages and can even convert handwritten texts in file formats like Microsoft Word, PDF or it can save it as plain text or an image.

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The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 5G pack a 3500mAh battery while the Note 10+ packs a bigger 4300mah battery. However, all these phones support fast wired as well as wireless charging at 25 Watts and 20 Watts respectively. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ can support fast charging up to 45 Watts. All the phones run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Samsung’s One UI on top. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ has got Wi-Fi 802.11ax with support for VHT80 MU-MIMO and 1024QAM providing upload and download speeds up to 1.2Gbps, LTE with up to 2Gbps download speeds (and 5G in Korea), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC. In terms of navigation support systems, the phones support GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, as well as BeiDou.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Auro Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black colors. However, the Galaxy Note 10 will also be available in Red and Pink color options while the bigger Galaxy Note 10+, will come in a Blue color option. In terms of pricing, ahead of the launch in India on August 20, Samsung has revealed the pricing. The Galaxy Note 10 will cost Rs. 59,999. The Note 10+ will be priced at Rs. 79,999 for the 256GB storage variant. There is no word from the brand regarding the pricing of 512GB variant of Galaxy Note 10+. Also, as mentioned earlier, the Note 10 5G won’t be available in India right now.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will go on sale starting August 23 in India. Customers who pre-book the devices between August 8 and 22 will be able to take part in the sale on August 23. Prebooking is going on at select retail outlets and e-commerce portals including Samsung Online Store, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm and Tata Cliq. As a part of launch offers, HDFC Card users can get Rs. 6000 discount on pre-booking the devices whereas ICICI Card users will also get Rs. 6000 off when they pre-book on Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm & Tata CLiQ. Customers pre-booking the new Note 10 devices can get the Galaxy Watch Active for Rs. 9,999 instead of the regular price i.e. Rs. 19,999.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Specifications

  • 6.8 inch QHD+AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855 SoC
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 12+12+16MP triple rear cameras + ToF sensor
  • 10MP front camera
  • 4300mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Specifications

  • 6.8 inch QHD+AMOLED display
  • Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 12+12+16MP triple rear cameras
  • 10MP front camera
  • 3500mAh battery
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Xiaomi’s Next Flagships Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro launched in China!

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After weeks of leaks and teasers, Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro at an online-only launch event in China. The event started with a heartfelt speech about the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China after which Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun took the stage to unveil the Mi 10.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 series feature a 6.67 inch FHD+ curved OLED display equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Both the devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of USB 3.0 internal storage. The smartphone packs in a remarkable cooling system with the largest VC heat-dissipating board in any smartphone. The smartphones run MIUI based on Android 10. Connectivity includes dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), Wi-Fi 6, NFC and Bluetooth v5.0. For charging the devices have a USB Type-C port.

The Mi 10 display has a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch response for improved performance. It offers a peak brightness of 1120 nits and comes with HDR 10+ support. The rear sports a quad-camera setup consisting of a 108MP camera sensor with a 7 piece lens setup, optical image stabilization, and 8K recording feature. The secondary and tertiary sensors are two 2MP sensors, with one being used for macro images and one for depth sensing. Underneath the camera module, there is a 13MP wide-angle lens with a 123-degree FOV and flicker-free dual-tone LED flash. It is backed by a 4,780 mAh battery with 30-watt fast wired charging, 30-watt fast wireless charging and 10-watt reverse wireless charging.

The Mi 10 Pro features the same display on the Mi 10 but with a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The rear quad camera setup also gets the same 108MP primary sensor but with an 8 piece lens setup and OIS. It is paired with a 20MP ultra-wide sensor with 117-degree FOV and a 6P lens setup, an 8MP telephoto lens with 10X hybrid zoom and OIS and a 12MP portrait lens. Like its smaller sibling, the Mi 10 Pro also supports 8K video recording with OIS and EIS. The MI 10 Pro is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 50 watts fast wired charging, 30-watt fast wireless charging and 10-watt reverse charging.  

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is pricing starts at CNY 3999 (Rs 40,500 approx) for the 8/128GB variant while the 8/256GB and 12/256GB variant are priced at CNY 4,299 (Rs 43,500 approx) and CNY 4,699 (Rs 48,000 approx) respectively. It will be available in Ice Blue, Titanium Silver Black and Peach Gold color options. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, on the other hand, is available at a starting price of CNY 4,999 (Rs 51,000 approx) for the 8/256GB variant, while the higher-end 12/256GB and 12/512GB variants are priced at CNY 5,499 (Rs 56,000 approx)and CNY 5,999 (Rs 61,000 approx) respectively. It will be available in Starry Blue and Pearl White Color options.

Mi 10 Specifications

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ OLED 90Hz display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • 8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 20MP front
  • MIUI based on Android 10
  • 4,780mAh battery with 30 Watt fast wired charging, 30 Watt fast wireless charging and 10 Watt reverse wireless charging.

Mi 10 Pro Specifications

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ OLED 90Hz display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • 8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • 108MP + 20MP + 12MP + 8MP rear
  • 20MP front
  • MIUI based on Android 10
  • 4,500mAh battery with 50 Watt fast wired charging, 30 Watt fast wireless charging and 10 Watt reverse charging.  

 

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Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra Launched! Starts from $999!

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Samsung has been teasing the Galaxy S20 flagship series for weeks and has been subjected to multiple leaks. The South Korean manufacturer finally showed off the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra at the recent Galaxy Unpacked event at San Francisco. All three smartphones are powered by the same chipset, Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 depending on the location.

The base Galaxy S20 is the successor of the last year’s Galaxy S10e. It features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution (3200 x 1400 pixels) and a 120Hz refresh rate. The slightly larger Galaxy S20+ on the other hand sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with the same resolution and refresh rate. The top-of-the-line Galaxy U20 Ultra packs a 6.92-inch display and again with the same resolution and refresh rate.

On the optics, the Galaxy S20 has a triple camera rear setup of a 12MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 64MP 3X telephoto camera and a 10MP selfie shooter. The Galaxy S20+ packs the same camera configuration as the Galaxy S20 while the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 108MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 48MP periscope telephoto camera with 10X optical zoom and a 40MP selfie shooter.

To handle the 108MP camera, Samsung has included up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM on the highest-end unit. This makes the Galaxy S20 Ultra the only smartphone with 16GB of RAM. It will be the first smartphone to feature 16GB of RAM, but not for long. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will be announcing its flagship Mi 10 line-up just a couple of days from now and the devices are expected to come with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The three device pack in different sizes of batteries with 4,000 mAh on Galaxy S20, 4,500 mAh on the Galaxy S20+ while the Galaxy S20 Ultra is rated at 5,000 mAh.

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Galaxy S20 specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 12MP + 12MP + 64MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Galaxy S20+ specifications

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 12MP + 12MP + 64MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • 4,500 mAh battery

Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications

  • 6.92-inch AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 16GB RAM
  • 108MP + 12MP + 48MP rear
  • 40MP front
  • 5000 mAh battery
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Redmi 8A Dual Launched in India, along with Redmi Powerbanks!

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Redmi 8A arrived a couple of months ago. But now, it has been upgraded a bit and launched in India as Redmi 8A Dual. The keyword ‘Dual’ here doesn’t indicate dual SIM connectivity like ‘DUOS’, a nomenclature used by Samsung a few years ago. Redmi rather has added that to indicate that the phone comes with a dual-camera setup on the back.

Apart from that, the Redmi 8A Dual has pretty modest specs. The phone comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ LCD display, protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with 2GB or 3GB RAM. There is 32GB onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using the dedicated microSD slot.

As mentioned earlier, the Redmi 8A Dual comes with a dual-camera setup on the back. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera and along with that, there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portraits. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. Though there is just a single camera on the front, there is still portrait mode using the software.

The Redmi 8A dual packs a huge 5,000 mAh battery, with support for 18W fast charging. However, in the box of the phone, only a 10W charger is supplied. Despite being a budget phone, the Redmi 8A Dual comes with a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The Redmi 8A Dual also supports reverse charging so that users can use it to charge other phones. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers the typical options, along with support for VoWiFi for making calls using WiFi for those who are on Jio or Airtel.

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In terms of pricing, the Redmi 8A dual is priced at Rs. 6,499 for the base model with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, whereas the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Along with the Redmi 8A Dual, two new power banks have also been launched. The newly launched Redmi power banks come with two capacities- 10000mAh and 20000mAh. The 10000mAh power bank can offer a charging speed of up to 10W whereas the 20000mAh power bank has 18W fast charging capabilities.

Both of these power banks use Lithium Polymer cells, instead of Lithium-Ion which results in higher density. Both the power banks will go on sale starting February 18. The 10000mAh power bank is priced at just Rs. 799 while the 20000mAh model is priced at Rs. 1499.

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