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Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10 Plus Launched!

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The wait is over. Samsung finally took the wraps off the much awaited Galaxy S10 series at an event in San Francisco. The 10th iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy Series smartphone includes the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and the affordable Galaxy S10E. The South Korean Giant also launched the Galaxy Fold smartphone and other wearables.

The design of the new Galaxy S10 series is the result of the company’s years-long effort to eliminate bezels and increase one-handed use. They have a Aluminium body with curved sides though the S10 Plus will also be available with a ceramic back option.

The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus features a 6.1 and 6.4 inch display respectively. The displays are similar with 1440-pixel wide 19:9 OLED panel with Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED branding. They come with a punch-hole cutout that holding the front camera which the company calls Infinity-O display. The S10 has a circular one while the S10 have a wider hole for two selfie cameras.

The smartphone comes with a new in-screen fingerprint sensor that uses ultrasonic waves. Samsung says that it is the most advanced sensor on the market and more reliable, harder to spoof and performs better than the optical based scanners. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung’s Exynos 9820 in most of the other regions outside US & Canada. It features between 8GB and 12GB of RAM and up to 128/512GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD. The top S10 Plus variant comes with 1TB internal storage

In the optics, both the smartphone feature a triple camera setup with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 12MP wide-angle lens that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. It comes with a couple of new features like the “Scene Optimizer” that can identify 30 different settings along with a “Shot Suggestion” feature to fix poorly framed photos.

There is support for 4K UHD recording and can also record in HDR10+. On the front, the S10 offers a 10MP sensor while there is an extra 8MP sensor on the S10 Plus. Despite giving a single camera, the S10 will have the Portrait Mode.

The smartphones run on Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie with Bixby support. The S10 has a 3,400 mAh battery while the Plus variant is backed by a 4,100 mAh battery. They have Wireless Charging support and can charge other secondary devices like the new Galaxy Buds wires headphones though the rear panels. Connectivity options Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.30 and 2Gbps LTE which is not 5G.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus come at a starting price of $899.99 and $999.99 respectively and will be available for pre-order starting February 21 and will start shipping from March 8.  As a part of pre-booking offer Samsung is offering a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds only for the S10 and S10 Plus.

Samsung S10 specifications

  • 6.1 inch AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 12MP + 12MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400 mAh battery

Samsung S10+ specifications

  • 6.4 inch AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/512GB/1TB internal storage
  • 16MP + 12MP + 12MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie
  • 4,100 mAH battery
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Infinix S4 Launched in India! Comes with 32MP Selfie Camera, Triple Cameras &a

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After the launch of the Smart 3 Plus, Infinix has launched the Infinix S4 in the Indian market. The budget smartphone comes with premium features like a triple camera setup. The company has also launched the X Band 3 fitness band alongside the smartphone. It has a real-time heart rate monitoring feature and up to 20-day battery life.

The Infinix S4 features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels), 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display protection. Under the hood, there is a Helio P22 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 120-degrees ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP sensor with a Quad LED flash. On the front, it offers a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with features such as auto scene detection across eight modes including portrait, text, night, backlight HDR, blue sky, sports, and others.

The dual SIM handset runs on XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack while sensors onboard include proximity sensor, G-sensor, light sensor, and compass. It has a rear fingerprint sensor but supports Face Unlocking as well. It measures 156 x 75 x 7.9 mm and weighs 155 grams.

The Infinix S4 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the single variant and will be available in Nebula Blue, Space Grey, and Twilight Purple color options. The phone will be available for purchase on Flipkart from May 28 at 12 PM. The X Band 3, on the other hand, comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,599 and will be available on Flipkart from June 4.

Infinix S4 specifications

  • 6.21 inch HD+ display
  • Helio P22
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery.
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Honor 20 Pro & Honor 20 Launched! Comes with 48MP Quad Cameras, Kirin 980 & Android (yes, it is)!

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Honor today launched its Honor 20 series of smartphones at an event in London. The event first saw the launch of the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 after that. The Honor 20 Lite has already been announced in Malaysia and UK.

The Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 are quite similar in terms of looks. Usually with smartphones, the Pro variant comes with a bigger display. But both the models feature a 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display with a 4.5 mm punch hole in the top left corner. The company claims the hole punch to be the smallest resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91.6%.

Coming to the back of the smartphone, the Honor 20 series comes with a “Dynamic Holographic Design” that employs a two-stage process to create a 3D curved glass back with a “depth-inducing” optical effect. Both the smartphones have quad camera setup on the rear, though the Pro has slightly better hardware. Instead of introducing a rear fingerprint sensor or an under-display one, Honor went for a side mounted fingerprint sensor which is more practical.

The Honor 20 Pro has a combination of 48MP primary camera, 16MP Super-Wide angle, 8MP telephoto, and a 2MP macro lens. On the other hand the Honor 20 sports a 48MP primary camera, 16MP Super-Wide angle, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The Pro variant’s 48MP camera has a wider f/1.4 aperture and OIS. On the front, the devices offer a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Honor’s “AIS Super Night Mode” also makes a return for low-light photography. Additionally, there is a 30X digital zoom and a handheld “moon shot” on the Pro.

Under the hood, the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 is powered by the latest 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB internal storage (UFS 2.1) with no expandable memory. They run on Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie with upgraded GPU Turbo 3.0. Despite the ban on Huawei for using Android, Honor has launched the phone with Android based Magic UI.

The company has also partnered with Epic games to allow Fortnite at 60fps. The Pro variant has a slightly bigger battery at 4,000 mAh while the standard variant comes with a 3,750 mAh one. They both support 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0. There is also support for “Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound” and “AI frequency compensation’ to reduce earphone irritation and fatigue.

The Honor 20 pricing starts at 499 Euros (Rs 38,500 approx) for the 6/128GB variant while the Pro variant with 8/256GB variant will cost 599 Euros (Rs 46,500 approx). It will be available in 4 color options: Midnight Black and Safari Blue for the base model and Phantom Blue and Phantom Black for the higher-end model. In India, the company has joined hands with Flipkart for the sale of smartphones.

Honor 20 Pro specifications

  • 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0

Honor 20 specifications

  • 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,750 mAh battery 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0
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Redmi Note 7S Launched in India. Just the Global RN7 with a Different Name!

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7s here in India, which is just the rebranded Global Redmi Note 7. There were tweets regarding the launch of the device when Xiaomi India sold 2M units of the Redmi Note 7 series. There were tweets with the hashtag #48mpforeveryone. And our guessing didn’t go wrong, i.e we had already predicted that the Redmi Note 7 global version would be the rebranded Note 7s here in India. So there is a mess of Redmi devices in the range i.e from 9999 to 13999.

It sports a 6.3 inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a Dot-notch. The device has a screen to body ratio of 81.37%. The screen is in the aspect ratio of19:5:9. The display is of LTPS in-cell display. It has a contrast ratio of 1500:1.

It can go up to 450 nits. The device comes in Aura design with a glass back with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, P2i nano-coating making it splashproof. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 coupled with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. It can be also expanded via memory card. It has a hybrid slot instead of a triple slot.

Talking about optics, it has a dual rear camera setup. The primary sensor is a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor with an aperture value of f1.79. It has a 5MP secondary depth sensor. To the front, it has a 13MP f2.2 sensor on the Dot-notch. It has EIS support for videos up to 1080P 60FPS.

The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which also supports QC 4 fast charging. The device runs on Android 9 Pie onboard coupled with MIUI 10. As usual, it comes with a 10W charger in the box, we’ve to buy the fast charger. The device has a physical rear fingerprint sensor. The device comes in color editions like Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red.

The device is priced at 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and at 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant. The device will go on sale from May 23 onwards in Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi stores.

Redmi Note 7s Speciations

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB ROM
  • 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup
  • 13MP front camera
  • 4000 mah battery
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