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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.

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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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Vivo V15 Launched in India. Comes with Helio P70, 32MP Selfie Camera & Triple Rear Cameras!

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Vivo launched the Vivo V15 smartphone in Thailand earlier this month. It is the watered-down version of the Vivo V15 Pro that has already been launched in India. However the standard Vivo V15 hadn’t made it to the country until now. Vivo officially launched the Vivo V15 in India today.

The Vivo V15 features a larger 6.53 inch 2.5D curved display with a FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Like the Pro version, it misses out a top notch and punch hole and comes with a pop-up mechanism for the front-facing camera.

Under the hood, it houses a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 256GB via a microSD slot. It is a bit different from the Thailand variant which comes with 128GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device sports a triple camera setup at rear with a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a third 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front gets a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with lot of camera modes and features like wide-angle mode, AR stickers, body shape adjustment and scene recognition.

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The handset runs FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery with Dual Engine fast charging support.  There is a rear fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual band, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/GLONASS and MicroUSB port.

The Vivo V15 is priced at Rs 23,990 for the single 6/64GB variant. It will be available in Royal Blue, Frozen Black and Glamour Red color options. The phone will be available for pre-orders from March 25 and will start shipping from April 1 from various online and offline channels.

Vivo V15 specifications

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ display
  • MediaTek Helio P70 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with Dual Engine fast charging
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Honor 10i Launched in Russia! Comes with Triple Cameras & SD710 SoC.

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Honor quietly introduced the new Honor 10i in Russia. It comes with a waterdrop style notch and a 3D gradient finish on the rear. It joins the Chinese manufacturer’s other smartphones like Honor 10, Honor 10 Lite in Honor’s Portfolio.

As for the specifications, Honor 10i features a 6.21 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

In the optics department, the device comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 24MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor and a 2MP ultra-wide sensor. On the front, it offers an AI-powered 32MP sensor. The handset runs EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It houses a 3,400 mAh battery. Among other specifications, the phone features 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Face Unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor.

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Honor is yet to reveal the pricing of the Honor 10i while the availability of the phone is listed as ‘coming soon’. Looking at the specs, it is likely a mid-range device that will compete against the likes of Samsung M30. It will be offered in three color options with the Red and Blue variants to sport a 3D gradient finish while the Black variant will have 3D finish without any gradient. The company has also not confirmed if it plans to launch it outside Russia

Honor 10i specifications

  • 6.21 inch FHD+ 19:9 display
  • Kirin 710 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400 mAh battery
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Samsung A20 Launched in Russia. Comes with 6.4 inch AMOLED Infinity-V display & 4000 mAh battery

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Samsung has launched a new smartphone in the A-series in Russia. Dubbed as the Galaxy A20, it is launched alongside the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 smartphones. The device sports a 3D Glass build and a waterdrop notch.

The Galaxy A20 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with a resolution of HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7884 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

In the optics department, it sports a dual camera setup at the rear comprising a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 8MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The handset runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and support for Samsung Pay.

As for the pricing the Samsung A20 is priced at RUB (Rs 15,000 approx) for the single 3/32GB variant. As for now, the company is yet to announce the device’s availability in India.

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The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy A60 on April 19. From recent rumours, it will have a 6.7 inch Infinity-U FHD+ display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor and powered by a SD 6150 chipset which is yet to be announced. It will be paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

It will have a triple camera setup of 32MP + 8MP + 5MP configuration and offer a 32MP sensor on the front. It will likely run Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery.

Samsung A20 specifications

  • 6.4 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display
  • Exynos 7884 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Samsung’s One UI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery
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