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Samsung to Launch Galaxy A8 Star & J2 Core Android Go Soon in India!

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star:

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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.

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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:

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.

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Samsung might use the 64MP ISOCELL GW1 Sensor in Galaxy A70S!

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Samsung recently launched Galaxy A70 here in India which was first announced in Thailand few months before. The device came with some interesting camera module i.e a triple solution to the back and a 32MP shooter to the front. The device was decently priced and now the brand is working on a successor to it reportedly to call as A70s. According to Korean website ET news; the device will be the world’s first device to have a 64MP sensor.

Reports on the web confirms that the device will carry a 64MP sensor which will be of Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 which was announced earlier this month. The largest sensor as of now is 48MP which is available in Samsung as GM1 and from Sony is IMX586.

The 64MP GW1 sensor uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm to produce 16MP photos in low-light environments and detailed 64MP pictures in brighter settings. The mechanism is same as the 48MP sensor. There’s support for Super PD on board which means the high-performance phase detection autofocus tech.

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The sensor is also capable of real-time HDR of up to 100-decibels to produce richer hues. Apparently the sensor is the capable of full-HD recording at 480 fps for smooth cinematic slow-mo videos. This is a major advantage of the sensor.

The source reveals that the device will be launched in Q3/Q4 of this year. The report doesn’t revealed any other information on the tech of new 64MP sensor. The Galaxy A70 was powered by Snapdragon 675 and 32+8+5MP triple camera setup and a 32MP selfie shooter. It has 6.7 inch super AMOLED display with a massive 4500mAh battery and support for 25W fast charging tech.

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Mi 9T Gets Certified in Thailand, Possibly a Pro Version of Mi 9!

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Xiaomi sub-brand Mi has launched the flagship Mi 9 and variants such as Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 9 SE earlier in 2019. These smartphones are yet to be launched in the major global markets but the Chinese manufacturer is already preparing for its next smartphone in the series: the alleged Mi 9T.

 

An unnamed Mi series smartphone with model number M190310G received certification from the NBTC regulatory database in Thailand. This is not the first time the smartphone has been spotted as it has already been certified by numerous regulatory agencies in the past like NCC, EEC, IMDA and FCC. The smartphone is speculated to be none other than the Xiaomi Mi 9T.

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From the NTBC certification, there is much information about the device apart from its model number. However, the certification hints that it could be launch sometime soon. The company is yet to officially confirm the phone or release any teaser, which we expect to happen soon.

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Redmi K20 Hands On Leaked, Official Images & Posts Reveal In Display FP, AMOLED display & More!

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Ahead of the launch of Redmi‘s flagships, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, photos of the smartphone have surfaced online getting the fans more excited and stuff to talk about.

The photos reveal a button on the left side dedicated to Xiaomi’s virtual assistant.

Redmi has already confirmed that the K20 will feature a 48MP primary camera, 4000 mAh battery, 960 fps slow-mo video recording and now it revealed that it will feature a seventh-gen optical in-screen fingerprint sensor.

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The company said the fingering sensor is equipped with a 3P lens and has 7.2µm ultra-large pixels. It has a 100% higher photo-sensitive area, 15% more scanning area and is 30% more accurate than previous generation scanners.

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The UD fingerprint scanner on the notch-less Redmi K20 features DSP acceleration technology that increases its unlock speed by 10% compared to the previous generation while increasing the success rate by 30% under direct light and low temperature.

Also, here’s the first look at Redmi K20 from the back, take a look:

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