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Vivo Nex S and Nex A Launched with No Notch & 91% Screen to Body ratio

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After being a matter of talks since the last couple of months, Vivo has finally unveiled two new flagship smartphones namely Vivo Nex and the Vivo Nex S today at an event held in China. As expected, the Nex S is the top end variant of the Nex series and comes with an In-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is the market ready version of Vivo Apex– the concept phone showcased in MWC 2018.

The specifications are similar to one leaked earlier. The Vivo Nex S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 while the Nex ships with Snapdragon 710. There is no difference in terms of design except for the fact that the Vivo Nex S comes with an In-display fingerprint scanner and a motorised pop-up Selfie Camera. Let us have a detailed look at both of the smartphones.

The Vivo Nex S is termed as the flagship edition of Nex series by the company due to the fact that it packs flagship grade internals. Both the smartphones sport a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED panel with FHD+ (2316 x 1080pixels) resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:3:9.

The Nex A has a physical fingerprint scanner at the back while the Nex S incorporates an In-display Fingerprint scanner which is an improved version of the one seen on Vivo Apex, the front camera is powered by a motorised slider and elevates from the top whenever the front camera is needed.

The Vivo Nex S runs on Snapdragon 845 coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of Onboard storage options while the Snapdragon 710 powers the Nex A which is available in 6GB/128GB configuration.

Both the smartphones sport a similar Dual Rear Camera as seen on the Vivo X21 UD. A 12MP Sony IMX 363 is used as a primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 4 axis OIS, placed along with a 5MP f/2.4 secondary sensor. The cameras are equipped with several AI enhancements including smart scene recognition and Auto HDR.

The earpiece is removed from the usual location and the Screen SoundCasting Technology is used as a counterpart which produces sound by vibrating screen which as per Vivo, delivers enhanced sound quality. All this is powered by a large 4000 mAh battery aided by a 22.5W Fast Charger to quickly charge the battery. It runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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One interesting thing with the Nex S is that it gets a built-in Jovi Voice assistant which can be activated with a dedicated button similar to the one implemented by Samsung for Bixby. Also, It comes with CS43199 and SSM6322 dedicated audio chips that offer Hi-Fi audio output.

The standard 8GB/128GB version of the Vivo Nex S is priced at CNY 4,498 (roughly Rs.48,000) while the one with 8GB/256GB memory configuration will retail for CNY 4,998 (roughly Rs.52,500). On the other hand, the Vivo Nex is priced at 3898 Yuan which roughly translates to Rs. 42,000. Both the smartphones will go on sale from June 23.

Vivo NEX S Specifications

  • 6.49 inch 19.3:9 FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 845
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual rear camera
  • 4000mAh battery

Vivo NEX A Specifications

  • 6.49 inch 19.3:9 FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 710
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 12+5MP dual rear camera
  • 4000mAh battery
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Tecno Camon iACE and Camon iSKY 2 Launched in India, comes with AI Cameras in Budget!

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Tecno, the Chinese manufacturer owned by Transsion Holdings has launched two smartphones in the country. Dubbed as the Camon iAce and Camon iSky2, the major highlights are is the big 18:9 displays and AI powered cameras.

Gaurav Tikko, the CMO of Transsion India said:

Filling-in the gap for generation next, the latest Camon iAce & iSky 2 tick every box for consumer looking for a perfect camera-centric smartphone in the sub-Rs. 8,000 by offering the best combination of features at the great price

The Tecno Camon iAce feature a 5.5 inch FHD (1440 x 720) display an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by a Quad-core Media MT6739WW processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB RAM and expandable memory with expandable options up to 128GB.

The dual-SIM device comes with AI powered 13MP camera on the rear and an 8MP camera on the front both having f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. It runs on HiOS custom skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo while being backed by a 3,050 battery. It is available in Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, Midnight Blue colours. It comes with AI powered features and Face Unlocking.

As for the Tecno Camon iSky2, the device comes with similar specs expect for a dual camera setup on the rear of 13MP + 0.3MP configuration and 13MP front with dual LED flash. Additionally it has a fingerprint sensor in addition to Face Unlocking. The two devices come with one-time screen replacement warranty and 100-day free replacement and 1-month extended warranty.

The Camon iAce and Camon iSky2 comes at a price tag of Rs 6,799 and Rs 7,499 with additional benefits like instant cashback off worth Rs 2,200 from Jio, available in the form of 44 voucher worth Rs 50 each, which can be used for purchasing recharges of Rs 199 and Rs 299. The Camon iAce is available through major retailers across the country while the iSky 2 will go sale from August 20.

Tecno Camon iAce specifications

  • 5.5 inch 18:9 display
  • Media MT6739WW
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • HiOS custom skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3040 mAh battery

Tecno Camon iSky2 specifications

  • 5.5 inch 18:9 display
  • Media MT6739WW
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP + VGA rear
  • 13 MP front
  • HiOS custom skin based on Android
  • 8.1 Oreo
  • 3040 mAh battery
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OPPO R17 with In Display Fingerprint is Official Now!

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We have witnessed the OPPO R17 earlier passing TENAA and 3C certifications followed by leaked live images. Now, the mid-end flagship device has been listed on Oppo’s official Chinese website, revealing most of its specifications and features.

The OPPO R17 looks very similar to the recently teased OPPO F9 Pro, which is scheduled to launch in India on August 21. The phone comes with a glass back panel with gradient finish and has a “teardrop” notch design similar to that of the F9 Pro.

Furthermore, the listing reveals that the OPPO R17 sports a 6.4-inch FullView AMOLED display with a resolution of Full HD+ (2280×1080 pixels) resulting in a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. For protection, the display is covered by the layer of Gorilla Glass 6, which makes it the first phone to comes with Gorilla Glass 6 display. Interestingly, it is the first Oppo phone to debut with a 2mm x 2mm in-screen fingerprint scanner, which was skipped in the Oppo Find X.

The OPPO R17 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC at its core (first in the market to do so), coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

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In the optics department, the phone sports a vertically stacked dual camera setup consisting of 16MP shooter along with a 20MP secondary shooter at the rear. For Selfies, we have a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 at the front. Moreover, the camera app packs nifty AI features including the AI-portrait mode.

The device is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with Oppo’s VOOC fast charging technology which is claimed to deliver two hours of battery life within five minutes of charge.

On the software front, the device runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Moving on, the connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C.

Additionally, a Weibo post confirmed that the company will also be launching the R17 Pro soon. The Oppo R17 is reported to go for pre-orders on August 18, however, there are no announcements by Oppo regarding the Indian launch. Stay tuned for more information.

OPPO R17 Specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ display
  • Snapdragon 710 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 16+20MP dual rear camera
  • 25MP front camera
  • 3500mAh battery
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Nokia 5.1 & Nokia 2.1 Launched in India, along with Nokia 3.1 3GB Variant.

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HMD Global showcased their new generation Nokia phones, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 for the first time in a media event in Russia a few months ago. Since then, these phones didn’t make its way to India except the Nokia 3.1 2 GB RAM variant. When the Nokia 3.1 2GB RAM variant was launched in India, it was rumored that the 3 GB RAM variant would be unveiled soon in India, now they have launched it along with Nokia 5.1 & Nokia 3.1 in India.

Yesterday, HMD Global launched these devices in India. All the three devices are the latest iterations of their previous generation counterparts. These devices mainly concentrate on the budget segment and will face heavy competition from bands like Xiaomi and Asus.

The Nokia 2.1 sports a 5.5-inch 16:9 display of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The device offers an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. In terms of software, it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is part of the Android Go program and is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. The device will be available in Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver and Grey/Silver color variants.

Talking about the specifications, the Nokia 3.1 features a 5.2-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) protected by Oleophobic coating Gorilla Glass. It houses an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset and comes in two configurations: 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card.

In terms of optics, the rear camera is a 13 MP sensor while the front camera is 8 MP. The device draws juice from a 2990 mAh battery and the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back. It will be available in Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, and White/Iron color variants.

Coming to the Nokia 5.1, it has a 5.5-inch 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels).  The handset is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P18 chipset and will be available in two configurations: 2 GB RAM + 16 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage with further expandable memory options via microSD card.

The camera used is a 16 MP rear sensor while offering an 8 MP sensor on the front. It is backed by a 2970 mAh battery and comes with a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear. The device will be available in Copper, Tempered Blue, Black color variants.

As far as the pricing of the devices is concerned, the Nokia 2.1 is priced at Rs. 6,999 while the Nokia 3.1 3GB and Nokia 5.1 are priced at Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 14,499 respectively. All the three devices will be available to purchase from August 12 at online retailers like Paytm mall and Nokia online store.

Nokia 2.1 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • Snapdragon 425 chipset
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 4000 mAh battery

Nokia 3.1 Specifications

 

  • 5.2-inch HD+ display
  • MediaTek MTK6750 SoC
  • 2/3 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB internal storage
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • 2990 mAh battery

 

Nokia 5.1 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch FHD+ display
  • MediaTek P10 SoC
  • 2/3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 16 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • 2970mAh battery
Nokia 5.1 & Nokia 2.1 Launched in India, along with Nokia 3.1 3GB Variant.
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