Xiaomi unveiled the latest smartphones in its Note lineup- the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro last month. The two smartphones are getting sold out like hot cakes in the market and have much demand among the customers. The smartphone maker might now be planning to launch the successor in the Redmi series- the Redmi 5 in India.
Today, the all-new Mi TV 4A series was launched in India. As part of the promotion works, the Chinese smartphone maker aired a promo video for the new TVs. The promo video hints a clue for the upcoming Redmi 5.
If you took a closer look at the video (7:32 to be accurate), the company shows off a side view of a smartphone. They have also mentioned a date of launch for the smartphone, March 14th. As of now, we don’t know anything else about the device (but we can guess! 🙃).
We guess that the device in the teaser could be the Xiaomi Redmi 5, which was launched in China coupled with 4 GB of RAM and Malaysia. The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7 inch 18:9 HD+ display and comes with a resolution of 1440*720 pixels.
In terms of power, the Redmi 5 packs in Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor which is coupled up with Adreno 506 GPU and comes in two different variants, 2GB RAM, and a 3GB RAM variant. The device comes with a MicroSD card slot using which you can expand the storage of your device.
Talking about the camera aspect, both the devices come with a 12MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front camera. On-screen navigation buttons and rear-facing fingerprint sensor is a plus point. Xiaomi devices are well known for its battery life, the Redmi 5 comes with 3,300 mAh battery. The price of the Redmi 5 roughly translates to Rs. 8,000.
Redmi 5 Specifications
- 5.7-inch HD+ Display
- Snapdragon 450
- 2/3/4GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 12MP back camera/5MP front camera
- 3300mAh battery
Realme 2 Pro to be Powered by Snapdragon 660! CEO Madhav Seth Reveals.
Realme hinted the Realme 2 Pro at the launch of the Realme 2 and recently sent press invites for the event which reads “Block your dates for 26th and 27th September 2018”. Though the invite doesn’t mention the device, the red fonts cleverly hidden on the text “2 surprise you” read “2 Pro”.
The brand is on full promotion and launched a promo in YouTube titled “Proud to be Young” was launched a few days before.
Now, Realme CEO Madhav Seth appeared on an interview on famous Indian YouTube channel Technical Guruji where he revealed some never revealed details about the Realme 2 Pro.
Madhav Seth reveals that he is currently using the Realme 2 pro and even shows the design to the viewers. Though details like a waterdrop notch, dual rear cameras and fingerprint sensor are already known the internal device specs were still a mystery. Seth revealed that the Realme 2 Pro will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which means that will come with AI support. He further mentioned that the handset will come with a 91% screen-to-body ratio, glass finished design and Face Unlock.
The device will come with a ColorOS built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo but the company plans to develop their own ColorOS that come with regular updates and developer support. That’s not all, the company has few surprises for the smartphone that will be revealed on September 27. It will be price between Rs 10,000- Rs 20,000.
As for the Realme’s future, he adds that their main target is to bring consumer specific devices priced between Rs 6,000- Rs 20,000. Seth previously revealed that the brand will launch four smartphones this year. He confirmed that the brand is not done for the year after Realme 2 Pro and there will be more surprises for the customer before the year ends.
OnePlus 6T Teased in Amazon India & on TV Ad. Also Leaked.
So the OnePlus 6T is coming soon, too soon I guess. Amazon has put up an official teaser page for OnePlus 6T and OnePlus has started running teaser ads for the phone on TV. The teaser image is what you are seeing in the featured image.
Take a look at the TV ad that someone captured and uploaded to YouTube:
Also, we’ve a leak regarding the phone today, which confirms that the phone isn’t going to come with a triple camera setup as it was previously reported.
Take a look at the leaked image of the back of the phone:
Also the phone shown in the TV ad pretty much confirms that the phone would be looking similar to the OnePlus 6 itself.
Talking about OnePlus 6T, what has been confirmed is the presence of the in display fingerprint scanner and a potential inclusion of water drop notch that we saw from recent Oppo phones like Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo R17 , and also the Vivo V11 Pro.
Other than that, pretty much everything would be remain the same. We can also expect minor upgrades in terms of camera, but don’t be surprised if they didn’t change anything on that front.
Another factor is the price. It would be surprising if OnePlus actually kept the price the same as they did with OnePlus 5T launch.
For now, all we can do now is to wait for the launch and more teasers and also for more leaks.
Honor Magic 2 to be Launched on October 26th
Honor teased the Honor Magic 2 smartphone at the IFA event this year. The handset is speculated to feature a edge-to-edge display and a slide-out panel that houses the front camera and the other sensors. The launch date was a mystery until now, but a new leaked teaser image hints that it maybe launched on October 26.
The teaser shows the effigy of the Magic 2 and it matches with the previously released official teaser. It seems to sport a sliding mechanism that reminds us of the OPPO Find X, but it is rumoured to have a manual slider instead of a mechanical one. A fingerprint on the lower half of the device hints that it may come with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Unfortunately, it shares no insight in the rear panel which is still a mystery.
As for the specs, there is not much information on the Honor Magic 2 but the handset is confirmed to be powered by a Kirin 980 chipset under its hood. It will be the second smartphone from the company after Huawei Mate 20-series feature the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset built on 7nm fabrication process. It is rumoured to sport a 6 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) and a screen-to-body ratio above 90%.
There is no other information about the device but the company is expected to launch a official teaser in the coming days.
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