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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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Nubia Red Magic 3S Launched in India! SD855 Plus, 90Hz Display & 5000mAh Battery.

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Nubia Technology has released a number of interesting handsets in the past including the Nubia X dual-screen smartphone. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has turned its focus on mobile games, launching the Red Magic 3S handset in India. Introduced in China last month, the smartphone comes with the top-of-the-line hardware to keep up with the latest games. The device comes with LED lights that are common in gaming hardware.

Red Magic 3s

The Red Magic 3S features a 6.6-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display with a wide aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch response rate of 240Hz to keep the input lag at bay. Being an AMOLED display the colors are vibrant and there is HD support to enhance the contrast further. 

Under the hood, this gaming smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset made with 7nm technology. It comes with Adreno 640 GPU for handling graphics in games. Nubia has embedded a ‘turbofan’ along with vapor cooling pipe and air vents. The Indian variant will come in an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB configurations.

In the optics department, the smartphone sports a single 48MP camera at the back that is claimed to be capable of capturing 8k quality videos. The company has included Sony’s IMX586 sensor with f/1.79 aperture. On the front, it offers a 16MP front-facing shooter with f.2.0.

For gamers, there is gaming-specific hardware such as capacitive shoulder buttons, directional haptic feedback and dual speakers. The phone comes with all the essential connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS and USB Type-C port. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor at the rear. The company is also touting stereo speakers, DTS:X audio support, 3D sound tech, south sensitive shoulder triggers, and a game boost button.

Coming to the OS, it runs almost stock version of Android (Pie) along with Game Space 2.1 to manage all the games and the phone’s performance. Here, users can customize RGB lights, block notifications during gaming sessions and also record gameplay clips. The handset is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery with 27W quick charge support. The battery is claimed to provide 6 hours of gameplay.

The Nubia Red Magic 3S pricing starts at Rs 35,999 for the 8GB/12GB variant while the 12GB/256GB costs Rs 47,999 and will compete against gaming smartphones in India such as the ASUS ROG 2. It will be available in Cyber Shade (Red and Blue) color options. The smartphone is listed as “coming soon” on Flipkart. As per the company, the sales will start from October 21 during the Flipkart Big Diwali sale. Launch offers include no-cost EMIs and Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection that will be available at a discounted rate of Rs 499.

Nubia Red Magic 3S specifications

  • 6.6-inch FHD AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000 mAh battery with 27W quick charge 
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Redmi Note 8 Pro & Note 8 Launched in India! Comes with Unbeatable Prices.

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Xiaomi has finally launched it’s Redmi Note 8 series phones in India, the Redmi Note 8 Pro & Redmi Note 8.

Let’s talk first about Redmi Note 8 Pro.

So the Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched earlier this year in China.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display. And it is having a claimed screen to body ratio of 90.1%.

The phone is powered by Mediatek’s latest gaming SoC, Mediatek Helio G90T. And Note 8 Pro is the first phone to come with the chipset. The phone comes in two variants, one is the base variant, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. And the next one is having 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Coming to cameras, this phone is coming with a primary 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. And there are three more auxiliary cameras, which make up the quad camera setup of the phone. The second camera is an 8MP wide angle camera, which is having a field of vision of 120°. The third one is a 2MP macro camera, and finally the fourth camera is a normal depth sensor which just aids portrait mode.

Coming to the battery, Xiaomi has increased the battery capacity of the Redmi Note series from 4,000mAh to 4,500mAh battery. Also, this time around Xiaomi is bundling an 18W charger in the box with the phone.

Now let’s talk about Redmi Note 8.

Redmi Note 8, the younger sibling in the Redmi Note 8 series is looking radically different from the elder Pro variant.

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The phone comes with a 6.3 inch FHD+ display, with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC, and comes in two different variants, a 4GB RAM 64GB internal storage variant and a 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage variant.

Coming to the cameras, the phone comes with a quad camera setup similar to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but with a small change in the primary sensor. The Redmi Note 8 carries over the same 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor from Redmi Note 7s. The rest of the triple cameras remains the same in this phone.

Now, talking about the battery, the Note 8 comes with a 4000mAh battery itself and it also comes with 18W fast charger in the box.

Now, for the pricing. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at Rs.14,999 for the 6/64GB variant and the 8/128GB variant is priced at Rs.17,999!

And the Redmi Note 8 is priced at Rs.9,999 for the 4/64GB variant and the 6/128GB variant is priced at Rs.12,999!

Both the phones will be available from 21st October on Amazon, Mi.com and Mi Homes.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Mediatek Helio G90T SoC
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 64MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,500mAh battery

Redmi Note 8 Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 665
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 48MP+8MP ultra wide+2MP Macro +2MP depth
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
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Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL is Here! And it’s not Launching in India!

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Google has been teasing the Pixel 4 for months and thanks to all the leaks, we already knew a few things about the new Pixel lineup. But today, Google has officially revealed the all-new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. These 4th Generation Pixel phones come with some of the latest and best features, developed by Google.

The new Pixel 4 devices get a few new features while lacking on a few that are essential to many. The Pixel 4 devices have a display this time without a huge bathtub notch, which seems great but on top, there are sensors and front-facing camera. The display corners are rounder, the volume rockers along with the power button are placed on the right edge. The Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch display while the bigger Pixel 4 XL has a 6.3-inch display. The Pixel 4 gets a full HD+ OLED panel while its bigger brother has got a Quad HD+ OLED display. Interestingly, both the phones have a display with a high refresh rate of 90Hz this time. There is also HDR 10 support for playing HDR supported video content from popular streaming services.

On the back, there is no fingerprint scanner this time as Google has moved to facial recognition. There is the square camera module, which protrudes a bit and houses the main camera, a telephoto camera, an LED flash, and the flicker sensor. This time, there is no dual-tone back. Users get to pick from three color variants- White, Black, and Orange. There is no headphone jack, instead, the bottom has only the USB-C port along with a bottom-firing speaker. On the front, above the display, there is the front-facing camera. There are a lot of sensors as well for facial recognition and a Soli radar chip for Motion Sense Gestures. Pixel 4 still has stereo speakers, thanks to that bezel on top where there is another speaker.

In terms of processor, again Google has gone for the best chipset available right now- The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This time, we get 6GB of RAM, finally, along with 64GB or 128GB storage onboard the new Pixel 4 devices. In terms of camera, both the Pixel 4 devices come with a pretty ‘not-so-interesting’ setup. Despite having a huge square bumpy camera module, there is just a dual-camera setup that houses the main 12MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor along with a 16MP Telephoto Sony IMX481 lens that offers two times optical zoom. This is pretty underwhelming, to be honest. On the front as well, there is an 8MP Sony IMX520 sensor. In terms of camera hardware, the Pixel 4 seems pretty underwhelming, but Google has got some tricks under the sleeves that we will talk about later.

The Pixel 4 packs a 2800mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3700mAh battery. Both the phones, however, support wired 18W USB Power Delivery and 10W Qi Wireless Charging. The phones run Android 10 out of the box and are guaranteed to receive three years of OS and security updates. The phones come with IPX8 which means that the devices can withstand more than 1 meter of immersion in water, so basically Pixel 4 owners need not worry about water splashes and all, but taking the phone into the swimming pool might not be a good idea.

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The Pixel 4 devices come with a Titan M security chip, which verifies that the device isn’t running tampered or outdated software. It also protects the device against unwanted attempts of data decryption, and secure transactions in third-party apps. The new Pixel 4 features Motion Sense, which is powered by the Soli radar on the front. Motion Sense gestures let users control music, silence alerts, or even check notifications.

Though the new Pixel 4 devices seem pretty plain, at least as per the specs, Google has a lot of software tricks, computational photography features and more, thanks to the unique software crafted by Google. Google Pixel 4 comes with an Astrophotography mode that lets users take shots with up to 15 seconds long exposure. Live HDR+ is something very helpful which will show how the photo will look with HDR+, right in the viewfinder. There are dual exposure controls, quick video, and social share. Portrait mode has been improved and now users can take photos of large objects, pets too using the portrait mode. Dual Exposure Controls let users independently adjust the brightness and shadows of their compositions as per their taste to achieve the best lighting.

New and improved Google Assistant is also here on Pixel 4, and Google claims that the Assistant can process speech with nearly zero latency, transcribe speech in real-time and operate without network connectivity. The new Google Assistant can integrate with other apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Photos. The Pixel 4 gets Live Captions as well which lets you see captions from an audio or video playing, in real-time.

As of now, the Pixel 4 devices have been announced only in the US. Pixel 4 starts at $799 for the 64GB variant while the 128GB variant is priced at $899. The Pixel 4 XL starts the same price as that of a 128GB Pixel 4, i.e. $899 with 64GB storage. The Pixel 4 XL with 128GB storage is priced at $999. Pre-orders have already started and the phones will be available starting from October 24. This time, there is no news regarding the availability of the devices in India, because it has been confirmed that Google won’t be launching the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in India.

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