We all saw Vivo shock everyone at MWC 2018 by unveiling Vivo APEX as a “concept phone”. Now, the phone is no more a concept. The next generation device Vivo Apex has been officially launched in China, just like we reported last week they’d do so.
If we talk about the device, the smartphone does not only offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. But under the hood, it has the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Furthermore, the smartphone also sports the in screen finger print scanner and a popup selfie camera.
Talking about the specifications the Vivo Apex has a 5.99-inch OLED display with COF technology on the top. Also to offer full-screen experience to the users the Chinese smartphone maker has embedded the sensors under the display. Talking about the in screen finger print scanner, the company is calling it as Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology. As the in screen finger print scanner is present at the bottom of the display. Also, the scanner supports multi fingerprint recognition.
The thickness of the left and right bezels of the smartphone is only 1.8mm and has a bottom bezel thickness of 4.3mm. At the top of the smartphone, there is a hidden selfies camera which popups whenever you feel like using it, which is the stand out feature of the phone that made it stand out in MWC 2018.
In order to offer, hi-fi audio experience it comes with the System in Package (SIP) technology. Furthermore, the device is equipped with three amplifiers and DAC.
Talking about the camera, the Vivo Apex lense supports super HDR mode with a limited dynamic range of up to 14 EV. The camera technology is based on the principles of multi-frame compositing and smart optimization and comes along with ultra-dynamic, multi-frame preferences, character optimizations, natural tones, and advanced AI Algorithm.
However, Vivo is yet to reveal information related to the RAM, storage, front and rear camera and battery. Also, we do not have any pieces of information related to the price. But it is said that the company will begin the smartphone’s mass production by the middle of this year.
Vivo APEX Hands On
Here are the hands on images courtesy of ITHome:
Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5 in China, It’s Our Note 5 Pro with Different Cameras!
After all the speculations, Xiaomi has finally launched their blockbuster device Redmi Note 5 in their home market, China. Firstly, the phone looks just like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, that was launched in India. But there are some key differences with the device that they launched in China, which is mainly the cameras.
Yes, the main difference is the cameras with Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 5 that Xiaomi launched in China features a 12MP f/1.9 sensor (primary), rather than the f/2.2 12MP one found in the Indian variant. The rear camera also features dual PD dual-core speed focus for fast autofocus. The secondary sensor on the back is the same though, the same 5MP one.
The front camera is also different in this. While the Indian version comes with a 20MP front camera, the Chinese RN5 ships with a 13MP one. The front shooter also supports portraits like in the Indian version, but here it’s dubbed AI portraits, we’re not sure if there is any big changes in the algorithm used in that and our version.
Next major change is the software the phone ships with. Redmi Note 5 ships with MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo 8.1. It also comes with Project Treble support. It also comes with the gesture support out of the box (much like the iPhone X gestures).
Rest of the stuff remains the same.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 636 and is coupled with 3/4/6 GB RAM variants. Yes, the phone comes with a 3GB variant that is China exclusive. The internal storages are pegged at 32/64/64GB storage respectively for various RAM variants.
The display also remains the same for the phone, a 5.99 inch Full HD+ display.
The phone is priced as given below:
- 3/32 GB – 1,099 Yuan (~Rs. 11,200)
- 4/64 GB – 1,399 Yuan (~Rs. 14,300)
- 6/64 GB – 1,699 Yuan (~Rs. 17, 200)
Redmi Note 5 Specifications
- 5.99 inch 18:9 Full Screen FHD+ Display
- Octa Core Snapdragon 636 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz
- Adreno 509 GPU
- 3/4/6GB of RAM
- 32/64GB of Internal Storage
- 12MP+5MP dual cameras with an aperture of f/1.9 and f/2.0 respectively).
- 13 MP front camera
Micromax Bharat 5 Pro Launched in India for Rs 7,999, Pitted to be a Redmi 5 Rival
Today Micromax has officially launched the Bharat 5 Pro smartphone in India for a price tag of Rs.7,999. Now if you are wondering why this device might be a rival to the Redmi 5, that is because this smartphone comes with a huge 5,000 mAh battery. Now Xiaomi is all well known for its battery and seems that Micromax has focused on the same to capture the market.
Not just with a huge battery, the device also comes up with the reverse charging technology, being said that now you can also use your device as a power bank and can charge other devices. Now other than that the device also comes up with 3GB of RAM whereas the basic variant of Redmi 5 comes with 2GB of RAM at this price range.
The more you talk, the less it feels. One more interesting feature of this device has definitely got to be the face unlock feature, and moreover a front flash as well to enhance your photos. Now talking about the other specifications, this is a dual sim device which sports a 5.2 inch HD display with a resolution of 720*1280 pixels.
This device is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor which has been coupled with 3GB of RAM. Coming to the camera, the device comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera which is bare standard these days. Now talking about the pricing, the device is aggressively price at Rs.7,999 which is the same price you pay to get the Redmi 5, but unfortunately a 2GB variant with 16GB of internal storage, but over here you get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Micromax Bharat 5 Pro Specifications
- 5.2 inch HD display
- 1.3Ghz MediaTek processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
- 5000mAh battery
Xiaomi Launches Lake Blue Variant of Redmi 5A in India
Xiaomi launched its budget-oriented Redmi 5A last year in India. Since then, it got a lot of attraction from the users and people were interested to buy the device. In January, the Chinese smartphone maker announced that it sold one million units within the first month of the device’s launch.
The device was launched with the tagline #DeshKaSmartphone. Few days before, Xiaomi decided to end the offer on the Redmi 5A which as sold at Rs. 4,999 and started selling it in the original price Rs. 5,999. We guessed the company had reached its goal of selling 5 million units after witnessing this move. It actually turned out to be true today.
The company officially announced that it has sold more than five million units of the budget smartphone in the country. As part of celebrating the five million sales mark, the brand has launched a new Lake Blue variant of the phone in India. The first sale featuring the new color variant happened today on Mi Official Store and Flipkart. The next sale falls on 22nd this month.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is now available in four color variants – Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Grey and Lake Blue. The company introduced the Rose Gold variant last month in India.
Talking about specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. Two versions are available, which packs 2GB and 3GB RAM and internal storage with 16GB and 32GB respectively. The internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
In the camera department, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and PDAF in the rear and a 5MP camera in the front for selfies and video calling. It has 4G VoLTE support and has the sensors onboard consists of an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. The Redmi 5A is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
- 5 inch HD Display
- Snapdragon 425
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera/5MP front camera
- Android 7.1.1/MIUI 9
- Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Grey and Lake Blue color variants
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