It seems Xiaomi might soon reveal their Anniversary Edition smartphone the Mi 8 or its moniker at Xiaomi’s Shenzhen event which will be held on May 31, according to reports. And in these days, there were several leaks surfing on the web regarding this.
However, interestingly another leak appeared online today showing a black-colored box package with apparently showing number 8 mentioned on it. Not only that another leak has also freshly revealed the front panel of the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.
Well, having a look at the above box packaging, one can be quite sure that Xiaomi is up to their preparation for launching their yet anticipated rumored device Mi 8. Now if we talk about the front panel which was leaked, then it is noticed that front panel placed inside a plastic cover clearly shows that Xiaomi Mi 8 is mentioned over it.
Besides that what’s more interesting here is that the leak also clearly shows a wide notch at the top identical to iPhone X that is most likely includes a structured light 3D module for 3D facial recognition (just like we reported this last day on a different leak). More to that the image also reveals that this time Xiaomi has gone with more narrow & slimmer bezel with their Mi 8 will be sporting a slight thicker chin to it.
Since it’s a leaked image of a box packaging and the front panel of the device so there is no further information available regarding its overall specifications. However, as it’s a flagship device of Xiaomi similar to Mi Mix 2S so, it is also expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Apart from that, there are other speculated expectations such as the device might come with an OLED display along with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner under the hood.
It is to note here that this time Xiaomi is more contemplating with The Shenzhen event that will be accommodating around 5,000 people, as because they are considering it the most important product launch event for them this year. Hence, the company will be introducing multiple devices. Xiaomi is also expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi Band 3 fitness tracker at the same event.
Samsung Galaxy J6, A6, A6+ Pricing Revealed by retail box!
Samsung will be launching the Galaxy J6, Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6 together on an event scheduled on May 21 in India. Now a image showing the retail box of the Galaxy J6 and the A6 has surfaced online revealing the price. Another report from Phoneradar reveals the prices of the two smartphone of the A-series.
The image of the J6 and the A6 retail box don’t reveal any specs but we get a look at the pricing. The J6 will come at a price tag of Rs 14,990 and will get a pair of stereo headset, a user manual, travel adapter, data cable and the common items we get in a retail box. The smartphone will sport an infinity display, the first on a J-series. The bezel less display sports sharp corners and not the rounded ones like the Galaxy A8 and will somewhat be less elegant or sharp like the ones in the S-series and A-series. It will sport a plastic body with a rectangular fingerprint sensor in the rear.
The device will feature a 5.6 inch AMOLED infinity Display with a resolution of HD+ (1480 x 720 pixels). It will be powered by an Octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset coupled with 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM. In the optics department, the device will sport a 13MP camera in the rear while offering an 8MP on the front. Among other features, a fingerprint sensor, LTE CaT.5, dual SIM, Samsung Experience 9.0 with Android 8.0 Oreo and a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging support will be included. Additional features include S bike mode, Ultra data saving features and support for Samsung Pay.
As for the Galaxy A-series devices, the Galaxy A6 will come at a price tag of Rs 18,990 while the A6+ will cost Rs 22,990. They will be available in Black, Blue, Gold and Lavender color options and comes with a metal unibody design. The Galaxy A6 sports a 5.6 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display while the Galaxy A6+ sports the same with a higher FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The A6 is powered by the Exynos 7870 coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage while there is Snapdragon 450 powering the A6+ with two configurations: 3GB RAM & 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM. Both the devices come with a rear fingerprint sensor and also support face unlocking.
In the optical configuration, the Galaxy A6 sports a single 16MP camera with f/1.7 aperture on the rear and a 16MP front camera with f/1.9 on the front. The A6+ comes with a dual camera setup of (16MP + 5MP) configuration while offering a 24MP camera in the front. They both run on Samsung Ui built on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and has Samsung Pay for mobile payments. There is Bixby suite which includes Bixby Vision, Bixby Home and Bixby Reminder for the A6+.
We will be covering more features after the launch of these smartphones on May 21.
HTC U12+ Official Renders Leaked Again, Confirms Everything we know already!
HTC is all set to unveil their yet most anticipated flagship device the HTC U12+ while the official teaser poster already discloses the internal key elements of the device, meanwhile, a new leak has come up apparently showing how the device looks like when it’s fully assembled.
It was posted by renowned leakster Evan Blass, in which the leak clearly shows the back and the front side of the device in three distinct color variants. Interestingly the leaked yet official image of the device confirms that the device has a dual camera setup at the back as well as in the front of the device. To be more precise regarding the placement of the lenses the front-facing camera is placed on the left side of the top bezel while the rear facing camera is placed above the LED Flash and fingerprint scanner.
According to the overview of the device, it shows moderately sized bezels around the device, also shows that the device has on-screen navigation buttons. The appearance of the device shows the main home screen, where interestingly 23rd May is set as the date which in turn also again confirms that device will be launched on 23rd May.
Not only that the along with this leaked images of the device, Evan Blass also discloses the full specifications of the device. This time around HTC U12+ will retain it’s HTC’s Liquid Surface design along with that it’ll also have pressure-sensitive buttons and a new haptic feedback experience, similar to what HTC U11+ offered previously. Apart from that, there are a couple of other features that add up to the pressure sensitive button. The HTC Sense 2.0 also get new gesture movements such as “Holding down the buttons enables smart rotate and smart dim” and “A double tap (double squeeze) will launch a mini-screen for one-handed use. You can also set it to act as a return key”.
The device have a 6-inch QHD+ screen which is super LCD 6, and has Gorilla Glass protection on top of it, also has HDR10 supportability. The device is running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of expandable onboard storage options.
In terms of camera, the device the rear camera is a combination of a 12MP wide-angle sensor with HTC UltraPixel 4 (1.4um pixel size and a f/1.75 aperture) and a 16MP telephoto sensor with a 1.0um pixel size and f/2.6 aperture. And moving towards it’s front the device holds a dual 8MP f/2.0 1.12um sensors with an 84° wide-angle field of view. There is portrait mode, AR stickers, face unlock, live beauty mode, and a selfie panorama mode. As it’s a flagship HTC can’t afford to forget about OIS, AR stickers, laser focus + PDAF, up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, bokeh mode, 4K video at 60fps, slow motion at 240fps, and much more.
In terms of connectivity options the device will support always-on voice commands, have NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port, and even support for DisplayPort over USB-C. And as an add-on, HTC U12+ will also come with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa depending on the region.
Last but not the least is the U12+ will be powered by a 3,500mAh with QC 3.0 fast charging. In terms of its availability and pricing the device will be available in single SIM and dual-SIM variants and is said to be priced over $700, however, the pricing will obviously vary.
Mi 8 Leaked in a Hands On video, shows off it’s Under Display fingerprint scanner!
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will be holding this year’s Annual Product Event in Shenzhen, with rumours pointing to a May 31 date. It is speculated the company will be unveiling its 8th Aniversary smartphone called Mi 8. Today a new video of the smartphone has surfaced online revealing an under-display fingerprint sensor. Earlier Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun hinted that this feature will be included in the Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship.
The duration of the video is only three seconds but shows the in-screen fingerprint scanner in action with a MIUI 9 inspired homescreen. The scanner can be seen lighting up as soon as the user places their finger on the designated area of the screen to unlock it within a fraction of a second. It seems to work faster than the Vivo smartphones like the Vivo X20 UD, Vivo X21 UD and the Vivo Apex, all of them debuting earlier this year. The hardware is said be manufactured by Syaptics or Goodix by a Weibo post.
The smartphone is also reported to be sporting a 3D facial recognition sensor, the first one in a Android device. A facial recognition module of the device was leaked earlier this week, which was very similar to the one in Apple iPhone X. The scanner not only scans in 2D, but creates an 3D map of the user’s face for enhance security. Currently only the iPhone X includes this scanning feature which is housed on the top notch. So, the Mi 8 is also expected to have this design tweak.
As for the specs, it is rumoured that the smartphone will come with top-notch specs like Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB 2.1 internal storage, 4000 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging and fast charging support. The display is speculated to be an OLED one measuring 5.45 inches.
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