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A new Sony device with model number Sony H8416 has appeared in GeekBench benchmarks. The same model number was spotted in another benchmarking website GFXBench earlier in June. The unknown smartphone features flagship level specs and is speculated to be the Sony Xperia X23 that will likely debut at the IFA 2018 event on August 30.

According to the benchmark, Sony H8416 will come pre-loaded with the new Android 9 Pie which may be the first phone from the Japanese giant to arrive with this version.  It will be powered by the top-of-the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. In the test the handset managed  a score of 2330 and 8665 in the single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

From the UAProf of the Sony H8416 that surfaced earlier this month, it will sport a FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution display and an aspect ratio of 18:9 which means there will be no notch. Rumours point to a 19MP + 12MP dual camera setup on the rear and 13MP front camera on the device that will be borrowed from the Xperia XZ2 Premium.

Other rumours suggest that the company is planning to launch a XA3 mid-range smartphone that will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, the first smartphone to do that. It will be coupled with 6GB RAM. So, the possibility of an Xperia XZ3 variant with 6GB RAM is high.

From the GFXBench listing, the Sony H8416 comes with a 5.9 inch display with an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.7 GHz and paired with an Qualcomm Adreno 630. The variant that was benchmarked came with a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The rear is reported to come with a 19MP camera with 4K video support and a 13MP front camera.

The company is yet to announce it officially but we expect an announcement in the event soon.

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Mi 9 Camera Specs & Pricing Revealed! Also to come with Smaller Chin & Sapphire Glass Lens Cover.

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A few days ago Xiaomi officially revealed their upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi 9. Mi 9 is scheduled to be launched on Feb 20, just four days from now, in China. However, the details of the Mi 9 was not revealed by the company at the time of revealing.

Now Xiaomi has left the fans surprised by giving out detailed information about the Triple camera setup on board the Mi 9. They also released camera samples to show the capabilities of the camera.

Along with the details about the camera, Xiaomi also gave some hints about the Mi 9 display along with the upcoming space grey variant of the device. The camera samples were released through the official Twitter handle of Xiaomi earlier today. The camera samples included the pictures taken using individual lenses in the triple camera setup. The main sensor is a 48MP, f/1.75, 6P lens unit employing the 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology. The Super Pixel technology, also known as pixel binning, extends the 12MP to an effective resolution of 48MP.

The secondary camera is a 16MP ultra wide sensor capable of capturing 117 degree FOV (Field of View) with f/2.2 aperture and a 6P lens configuration. It is capable of taking 4cm macro shots according to the camera samples. It means that the Mi 9 will be able to focus on objects from just 4cm away without losing the details. The 16MP secondary lens also supports Auto-Focus. Apparently, it uses an anti-distortion algorithm for loseless photography as revealed by Xiaomi co-founder in a post on Weibo. Both the 48MP primary and 16MP secondary sensors on board the Mi 9 employs a ‘closed loop motor’.

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The third one is a telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom with 1 micron pixel size, f/2.2 aperture with autofocus and a 6P lens configuration as seen in the other two sensors. There is a 20MP front shooter with AI beautification features for the selfie buffs out there.

Getting scratches on the camera lens has always been a pain for every smartphone user. But, in the Mi 9, Xiaomi has got it all covered by deploying a layer of sapphire glass which is strong enough to resist the scratches from everyday use.

Other camera features includes the use of laser auto focus, utilizing a combination of PDAF and CDAF. Speaking of other attractions, the Mi 9’s chin is just 3.4mm thin and is about 40% slimmer than the Mi 8 according to reports. I will be sporting a Snapdragon 855 SoC and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi co-founder also shared an image of the Mi 9’s space grey colour variant flaunting a glossy finish, making it the third color variant apart from the pink and blue gradient variant which were revealed already.

The pricing has also been leaked for the phone, with the base variant going for 2499 Yuan (Rs.26K approx) and 2899 Yuan for the 8/128GB model. Also, the highest end model, 8/256GB has been said to be priced at 3499 Yuan!

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Sony Xperia L3 Specs, Renders, & Price Leaked. Comes with Side Fingerprint Sensor and Android 8.1 Oreo!

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Sony is finally planning to unveil to launch a successor for the Xperia L2 which got launched last year. The device is scheduled to be launched in Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) which will be held in Barcelona.

The Sony Xperia L3 is certainly a bump in terms of specifications when compared with its predecessor L2 which is definitely outdated at this point. We have seen leaked CAD renders of the L3 in the past. Key specifications, renders, and the expected price of the Xperia L3 has leaked online today.

According to the sources, the upcoming Xperia L3 will feature a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 720 pixel resolution. The display is of 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be equipped with 3 GB of RAM which will be coupled with 32 GB of internal storage. There is no information regarding the processor used in the device, but we expect it to be a mid-range Snapdragon one.

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As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a dual rear camera setup on the handset along with an LED flash. The primary sensor will be a 13 MP one while the secondary sensor will be of 2 MP for portrait shots. On the front, an 8 MP camera will be present on the handset.

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The bottom of the handset sports the speaker grill, USB type-C port, and the top will have the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side of the device. The handset will draw juice from a 3300 mAh battery. In terms of software, it will run on Android 8.1 Oreo which is quite disappointing as Google is gearing up for its Android Q release and shipping Android Oreo out of the box doesn’t seem to be a good move.

The pricing of the device is expected to be 199 euros which approximately equals to Rs.16,000. The availability will be known after the device gets launched. Till then, stay tuned for updates.

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Variant with 12GB RAM and 1TB storage Spotted on GeekBench & AnTuTu

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Samsung is finally stepping up their game in the smartphone market and has recently launched the M series smartphones in India which has become an instant hit. There has been several rumors and reports emerging about their upcoming flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ for quite a while. Now the Galaxy S10+ top end variant has appeared on Geekbench and AnTuTu putting an end to the rumors.

The Galaxy S10+ variant that was spotted on Geekbench sported a huge 12 GB RAM and 1 TB internal storage. The device spotted on Geekbench bears the code SM-G975F. It scored a Single-core score of 4450 and a Multi-core score of 9753. The Geekbench listing also reveals that it will be running on Android Pie 9.0.

The SM-G975F also appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark website with similar scores. As per the AnTuTu listing, the Galaxy S10+ will be coming with an Exynos 9820 processor along with Mali G76 GPU. It comes with 12GB of RAM and 1TB internal storage as per the AnTuTu listing. It also sports a full HD+ display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. It managed to achieve an AnTuTu benchmark score of 326185.

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While there is no information about the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S10, the high end specifications indicates that it will be priced somewhere in the premium segment. Recent reports suggests that the S10+ will be launched in the US, China and Canada soon itself. As usual, other global markets will be receiving the Exynos 9820 variant. It is expected to come in two color variants, the Luxurious Ceramic White and Ceramic Black color.

A few days ago, some of the specifications of the Galaxy S10 was leaked online. As the launch dates are getting close, we expect more details of the S10+ will be revealed in the coming days.

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