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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:

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.

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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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Realme teases Realme 3 Indian Launch!

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The latest smartphone from Realme, the Realme 3 is going to be launched in India soon, and the company has released an official teaser about the imminent Indian launch of the device. The Realme 3 was first teased earlier this year and was said that it will be launched within the first quarter of 2019. Now, the company has kept their promise and is all set to launch the smartphone soon.

 

While the teaser image leaves no doubt that the device is coming soon, Realme has kept silent about the specifications of the Realme 3. The tweet made by the official twitter handle of Realme simply goes with the caption: “Let’s see if you can put 1 and 2 together”.

And below is an image showing the retail boxes of the company’s previous two smartphones, the Realme 1 and Realme 2, with a “+” sign in between them, teasing the fans with the with the simple math, 1+2 = 3, ie, the Realme 3. If this alone is not enough, then by simply going through the official replies made to the comments for that post confirms that the Realme 3 is indeed the company’s next smartphone in India.

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Even though the teaser is out, there isn’t any solid rumors or leaks about the specifications of the Realme 3 available yet. While Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has said that the brand is working on a smartphone with 48MP camera, there is no confirmations or leaks available enough to believe that it will be the Realme 3.

In other news, Realme is planning to open retail stores in India in a bid to enter the smartphone market more aggressively. This comes in the wake of new Govt. regulations that prevents brands from making exclusive launches on e-commerce platforms.

Recently Realme India CEO Madhav has also said that they doesn’t see any values in launching smartphones with punch hole display or triple rear cameras, and are concentrated on the 5000-20000INR segment.

Eventhough the brand is relatively new in the Indian market, the numbers shows that they have put enough homework and is making momentum. Reports says that Realme sold 4 Million smartphones in the first 7 months in 2018.

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Vivo iQOO Specifications Teased. Will Feature Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM, & 44W Fast-Charging!

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo had announced their plans to introduce a sub-brand named iQOO last week on Chinese microblogging website Weibo. This step looks like an inspiration from other Chinese smartphone giants like Xiaomi, ZTE, and OPPO.

Today, an image with randomly placed numbers and words have surfaced on Weibo which hints at the specifications of the first iQOO device. The name of the smartphone is not known yet. According to the image, the device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset which obviously means that this new smartphone will be a flagship device.

There will be 12 GB of RAM on the handset to ensure smooth multitasking and it is coupled with a whopping 256 GB of internal storage. The device comes with NFC chipset which enables the users for fast and hassle-free payment of bills.

A vertically stacked triple rear cameras will be present on the device with support for Super HDR technology. In terms of battery, there will be a whopping 4000 mAh battery. The key attraction is the presence of 44W fast charging which is the fastest charging seen so far in the industry. The port used on the handset will be USB Type C.

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Reports have surfaced online that Vivo will be using sixth generation in-display fingerprint sensors on this one. The Vivo NEX Dual came with the fifth generation of in-display fingerprint sensor technology. The brand has not disclosed details regarding what the newer generation in-display fingerprint sensor would bring but it is obvious that the range of the sensor placed will see an increase in radius.

The speed and accuracy of the sensor are also expected to be improved on this newer sensor. There is no information available right now regarding the launch, pricing, and availability of this device but we expect the brand to announce the details soon. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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Samsung Galaxy M30 to Launch on February 27th, to Come with Triple Cameras & Infinity U display!!

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Samsung has been struggling in the mid-range smartphone market for a while and was facing stiff competition from Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei and Xiaomi. However, Samsung is now on it’s way back through their M series smartphones which were released in India last month.

It has been just a month since they launched their first two devices in the M series lineup, and now they are all set to launch the third one, the Galaxy M30.

Recently the specifications of the galaxy M30 were leaked online. And it revealed that it will be sporting a triple camera setup. Now, Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy M30 will be launched on February 27 at 6 pm through a teaser posted on their official twitter handle. However, there was no mentions about a launch venue, and it is expected to be a silent launch in India.

While there wasn’t much about the specifications of the Galaxy  M30 in the teaser, it did mention about the triple camera setup, using the hashtag “#IM3XPOWERD”. The teaser also indicates that he M30 will be flaunting an edge-to-edge display. The display is said to be a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED Infinity V display unit with a tiny notch at the top. It will most probably feature Samsung’s own Exynos 7904 chipset, which was seen on the Galaxy m20. However an earlier Geekbench listing stated the presence of Exynos 7885.

Coming to the camera department, earlier leaks suggests that the rear triple rear camera setup will be of – 13 MP with f/1.9 aperture + 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture + 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture sensors. Leaks suggests that it will have either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage on board. It will be backed by the same 5000mAh battery that was seen on the Galaxy M20.

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While Samsung has let no word slip about the pricing of the Galaxy M30, reports suggests that it will be placed anywhere around Rs.15000, inorder to take-on the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and Asus.

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