Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy On6 and the Galaxy On8 in India. Now, as per the latest reports, the Korean giant is gearing up to launch the Galaxy A8 Star and the Android Go based Galaxy J2 Core in the country.
The Galaxy A8 Star (also speculated as A9 Star) was first spotted on Antutu with the SM-G8850 model number, back in April. The device was then approved by FCC followed by getting certification from Wifi Alliance, this May. Whereas, the latter Android Go powered Galaxy J2 Core was earlier spotted on GeekBench and later appeared in hand on images.
The hint for the upcoming Indian launch comes from Samsung itself. The support pages for Galaxy A8 Star (SM-G885F/DS) and the Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260G/DS) are now available on Samsung India’s website. The listed model numbers also confirm that the company will be launching dual sim versions of both the devices in the Indian market.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star:
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (SM-G885F/DS) is expected to sport 6.3-inch Super AMOLED with Full-HD+ resolution (2280×1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
For photography, it will be having a dual 16-megapixel+24-megapixel camera setup at its rear along with an 8-megapixel front-shooter at the front.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A8 Star will be powered by Snapdragon 660 or Exynos 7885 processor (based on the region) coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via SD card. It will also pack a Fingerprint scanner along with the Face Unlock feature. All this will be backed by a 3700mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, and a USB Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core:
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260G/DS) is expected to come with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution (1280×720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 16:9, maintaining a pixel density of 294ppi, followed by on-screen navigation keys.
In the optics department, it will be having a single 8-megapixel shooter at the back and a 5-megapixel shooter at the front for selfies.
The Galaxy J2 Core will be powered by a quad-core Exynos 7570 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage which again is expandable via SD card.
The device will draw its juice from a 2600mAh battery. Furthermore, it is reported to run on Android Go version of Android 8.1 Oreo, based on Samsung’s Experience UX and will have all essential Android Go apps including Google Go, Maps Go, and YouTube Go.
New Xiaomi Smartphones clears 3C certification, might be the Redmi 7 Series!
Three new Xiaomi smartphones has been certified by 3C authority in China. The variants are numbered as M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C. The phone are equipped with 5V/2A charging, and it’s speculated that it is the Redmi 7 series for next year, the successor for Redmi 6 series.
The 3C doesn’t offer much information other than the charging rate. The M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C comes with support for 10W charging hinting that it will be affordable smartphone from the company.
Last month two Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1901F9T and M1901F9E smartphones passed 3C certification. The two smartphones were revealed to have support for the 10W charging. The Chinese manufacturer is yet to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China. Hence, it is speculated that the M1901F9T and M1901F9E might be the Redmi 6 Pro. However, like its predecessor, Redmi Note 5, it is expected to launch under the Redmi Note 6 moniker. Like the global variant, the Redmi Note 6 pro will include a 10W charge but may carry support for 18W fast charging.
The recently appeared Xiaomi M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C models are expected to launch after the Note 6. So there is a strong possibility that it is one of the phones from the Redmi 7 series, which includes further divisions like Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro. Currently, there is not any information available about the handset.
All the handsets Xiaomi released this year had a “M18” in the start of their model numbers while the above mentioned devices have “M19” in their names indicating that they will be launched next year. So we can expect the company to launch the Redmi Note 6 and the Redmi 7 series in the first quarter of 2019. Though the phones have not yet cleared any other certification they are expected to appear soon into benchmarking websites and other certifications revealing more details about the handsets.
Lenovo Z5s Teasers Suggest 8GB & 10GB RAM Versions! Camera Samples Released.
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo is all set to launch the Z5s in China. The device will be launched on December 18th in China. There had been some leaks regarding the external design of the device like the in-display camera and minimal bezels.
Today, Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has shared an interesting fact about the device on Weibo. The teaser contains some Chinese text which translates to the presence of more than 8 GB RAM on the device. Now that the device is confirmed to have more than 8 GB RAM, we expect the handset to ship with a whopping 10 GB of RAM.
The teaser video shows a Formula 1 racing car which symbolizes the swift and fluid performance of the handset. We have heard rumours regarding the processor used in the handset. If the rumours turn out to be true, the device will feature Snapdragon 710 chipset which is a mid-range processor. This might turn out to be fake as the handset is now confirmed to come with more than 8 GB of RAM. There is a possibility that Lenovo might feature the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor to the device.chipset. Take a look at the ad below.
According to the TENAA listing, the Lenovo Z5s will feature a triple rear camera setup similar to the one seen on the Huawei’s P20 Pro but the sensors used and their respective apertures are still unknown. The handset measures 156.7 x 74.5 x 7.8 mm and is expected to feature a large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ pixel resolution.
Also look at the camera samples released:
The handset might come with 3,210 mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear side of the device. In terms of software, the device will run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie with ZUI on top. We’ll get to know more once the device gets launched which is only a couple of days away from now. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
Honor 8A & 8A Pro Spotted in TENAA. Launch Imminent?
Honor is gearing up for the launch of the Honor View 20 smartphone that will be launched in a few days from now. But it looks the Chinese manufacturer is working on more devices at the moment. A new Honor device today appeared on Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. They were listed as Honor JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 with the details pointing to an entry-level device.
While the TENAA website shows only the model number, two variants of the same device with model number Honor JAT-L29 and JAT-LX1 has cleared the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The details on the website suggest that it will go on sale in the region as Honor 8A and Honor 8A Pro respectively. However, the Chinese name might be different as seen on several devices before.
From the spec list, the device features a 6.088 inch display and is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. It sports a single 13MP camera in the rear while the front offers an 8MP selfie camera. The handset runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and is backed by a 2,920 mAh battery. It will come in black, blue, gold and red color options.
Honor is yet to officially announce the device but the certification hints that the launch is around the corner. Other than China and the European market, the handset may also launch in other South Asian countries.
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