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Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10 & Xperia 10 Plus Launched. Too Tall for a Phone?

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Sony announced its Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona. The Xperia 1 is a premium model smartphone while the Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus are mid-range smartphones in terms of specs and price.

Mitsuya Kishida, President at Sony Mobile Communications said at the launch:

Our super mid-range line introduces our premium Sony innovations in our most accessible way possible. Our new 21:9 Wide display offers edge-to-edge entertainment in a sleek and slender hand-fit design

All the three smartphones adopt a tall display with 21:9 aspect ratio that allows improved experienced like multitasking.

Sony Xperia 1

The Xperia 1 has Gorilla Glass 6 protection while the remaining two has Gorilla Glass 5 protection along with an Aluminium Chassis. The high-end Xperia 1 comes with a 4K HDR OLED display along with a triple camera setup at the rear. The other two phones have HD+ LCD display and have a dual camera setup at the back. The 10 and 10 Plus retain the 3.5 mm headphone jack while the 1 has an IP65/68 rated body.

Sony Xperia 1 specifications

  • 6.5 inch OLED 4K display
  • Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB RAN
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 12MP wide angle + 12MP telephoto + 12MP ultra wide triple rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3330mAh battery

Sony Xperia 10

Sony Xperia 10

The Sony Xperia 10 features a 6 inch display with slightly bigger bezels than the siblings. It is powered by a Snapdragon 630 coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expandable to 512GB via microSD card. There is a horizontally arranged rear cameras of 13MP + 5MP configuration with 5X digital zoom, 4K support and 120 fps slow motion while an 8MP selfie camera is placed at the top bezel that also houses the speaker grill.

It comes with a side mounted fingerprint sensor separate to the power button placed between the power button and volume rocker. It comes with Hi-Res Audio and a Smart Amp. It runs Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 2,870 mAh battery with fast charging support.

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Sony Xperia 10 specifications

  • 6.1 inch 21:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 2,870 mAh battery with fast charging support

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus comes with a larger 6.5 inch display and powered by a Snapdragon 636 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable. It also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C port. There is a 12MP + 8MP rear camera configuration that offers 2X optical zoom, 4K support and 120 fps slow motion.

It runs Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Additional features include Smart Amplifier, Virtual Phones Technology, Stereo Recording and Qualcomm aptX HD audio.

Sony Xperia 10 Plus specifications

  • 6.5 inch 21:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 8MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging support

Sony is yet to reveal about the Sony Xperia 1’s price but it did reveal how much the other two model will cost. The low-end Xperia 10 will be price at $350 (Rs 24,800 approx) while the higher Xperia 10 will come at a price tag of $430 (Rs 30,000 approx). The Xperia 1 is expected to have a price around $1000 and revealed to be launched “this spring”. As for the remaining two, the global sales for Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will start from March 18.

Sony has a strange track record of US releases but it will launch the Xperia 1 in the country in Black and Purple Models sometime this year. The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will be available in the country in Black and Silver color options but will not be sold through carriers and will only be offered via online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. The unlocked phones will work on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. As for the global availability, Sony has divulged any specific information about it.

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Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition Launched in China! SD710 & Triple rear cameras!

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Lenovo is back with a new device to the Z6 series, Z6 Youth. The details of the device was spreading on the web for the last 2 weeks. It is the down version of its sibling Lenovo Z6 Pro. It’s similar to it’s elder sibling in some areas but other than the name, mostly there isn’t much common. There is a triple camera setup instead of the quad camera. It has in-display fingerprint sensor like Z6 Pro though.

The device spots a 6.3 inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. The aspect ratio is 19:5:9 and the display is HDR10 capable. It is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC which is based on 10nm coupled with Adreno 616 GPU. The device is available in three variants i.e 4GB/64GB storage, 6GBRAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/64GB storage options. Further all of these can be expanded up to 256GB with microSD.

Talking about optics it has triple rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP with f/2.4 telephoto lens with 8x hybrid zoom and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 . To the front it has a 16MP camera for capturing awesome selfies.

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The device runs on Android Pie on top of ZUI 11. The device is packed by 4050 mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. Further it has a headphone jack, type c port and a hybrid sim slot. The device is available in Knight Black and Magic Stardust colors.

The Lenovo Z6 Youth edition is priced at 1199 yuan (approx 12.5K INR) for 4/64 GB, 1399 yuan (approx 14.5K INR) for the 6/64 GB, and 1699 yuan (approx 18K INR) for the 6/128 GB option. Adding to this, you can pre-order the device. The first sale of the phone starts officially in China on May 28.

Lenovo Z6 Youth Specifications

  • 6.3 inch FHD+ display with HDR10 support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB ROM
  • 16+8+5MP triple rear camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4050 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.

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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.

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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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