Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is held its annual product launch event Shenzhen Universiade Stadium where it unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship along with other products like Mi band 3 and MIUI 10. They also unveiled another smartphone called Mi 8 SE which is like a low cost version of the Mi 8, just as we anticipated. Basically the looks are similar with the top notch, placement of the rear cameras and glass back, but it’s a little boxy compared to Mi 8.
The Mi 8 SE features a 5.88 inch AMOLED Full-Screen display with a aspect ratio of 18:7:9 and a resolution of FHD+ (2224 x 1080 pixels). It boasts an 88.12% screen-to-body ratio and has 600 nits brightness and 60000:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset with Ardeno 616 and Kyro 360 GPU. It is available in two memory configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage.
The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup on the rear of 12MP + 5MP configuration while the front offers a 20MP selfie camera. Both the front and rear cameras are aided by AI technology which enhances low light photography. The phone also has support for AI powered portraits. Connectivity features include X15 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual Band Wi-Fi (802.22 ac). It is being backed a 3120 mAh battery.
The smartphone runs on the latest MIUI 10 which makes it the first smartphone to come preloaded with this version. The MIUI 10 comes with a new task manager that takes advantage of the tall display. It maximises screen space along with gestures which users can swipe or hold for more options. The new gestures on the MIUI 10 looks like it have been inspired from Android P. The MIUI 10 also brings support to the 19:9 aspect ratio phones having a top notch.
As for the price the 4GB RAM variant costs 1799 Yuan (Rs 19,000 approx) while the top 6GB RAM come with a price tag of 1999 Yuan (Rs 21,000 approx). It will be available in Red, Blue, Gold and Black colour options.
Mi 8 SE specifications
- 5.88 inch Notched 18.7:9 display
- Snapdragon 710
- 4/6GB RAM
- 64GB internal
- 12+5mp dual camera
- 20mp front camera
- 3120mah battery
Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5 Launched in India!
It has been a long time since Lenovo launched a smartphone in India. After they are done with bringing Motorola back on the track with the recently launched Motorola One Power, the company has now launched two mid-range smartphones in the country namely the new Lenovo K9 and the Lenovo A5.
The Lenovo K9 comes with a Notchless design with bezels on top and bottom and a fingerprint scanner at the back. The device features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass protection on top.
Under the hood, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHZ, coupled with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded further up to 128GB using the hybrid microSD card slot.
In the optics department, the phone gets a 13-megapixel primary shooter along with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter at the back, while we have another dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the front for selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with Flash.
On the software front, the Lenovo K9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI and draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery which is a downgrade over its predecessor K8 which came with a 4000mAh power cell. Furthermore, it carries LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, etc as connectivity options.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Lenovo K9 is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage and will be sold exclusively via Flipkart in Black and Blue color options.
Lenovo K9 Specifications
- 5.7 inch HD+ display
- Mediatek Helio P22 SoC
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 13+5MP dual rear cameras
- 13+5MP dual front cameras
- 3000mAh battery
The Lenovo A5 is an entry-level budget smartphone which bears a similar Notchless design and a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) IPS LCD display in an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The handset powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC clocked at up to 1.5GHz, in 2/16GB and 3/32GB RAM and storage variants with a MicroSD card slot for further expansion.
For photography, it comes with a single 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture and auto-focus at the back followed by an 8-megapixel f/2.2 snapper at the front for Selfies.
The Lenovo A5 runs ZUI 3.9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a larger 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm jack.
The smartphone is priced in India at Rs. 5,999 for the 2/16GB version while the higher end 3/32GB variant is priced at Rs. 6,999, like the K9, this too will be sold via Flipkart in Black and Fine Gold colour options. This phone was launched earlier in China along with Lenovo Z5.
Lenovo A5 Specifications
- 5.45 inch 18:9 IPS HD+ display
- MediaTek MT6739
- 3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- 4,000 mAh battery
Honor 8X Launched in India. First Kirin 710 Powered Honor Phone, Prices starts from Rs.14,999!
Honor had launched the Honor 8X and 8X Max a month back in China. Since then, there were leaks and speculations about the global launch of these devices. A few weeks back, Honor had officially confirmed the global launch dates of these new handsets.
The company had teased the Honor 8X’s Indian launch on its official Twitter handle a couple of days back. Today, Honor has finally launched the Honor 8X in an event held in India.
The Honor 8X sports a large 6.5-inch screen with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. The smartphone features a notch on the top of the display. The screen to body ratio of the device is 91% with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is the first smartphone to feature a TUV Rheinland certified display. This certification indicates that display is safe to look at and has passed several tests thrown at it.
The rear side of the device is covered in a 15-layer glare 2.5D glass which has two different textures. Under the hood, it is powered by Kirin 710 processor. The handset packs sufficient 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
In terms of optics, It features a 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera has 20 MP + 2 MP sensors with AI capabilities like scene recognition. As far as the software is concerned, it has Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top. The handset draws juice from a 3750 mAh battery.
The 4 GB RAM variant coupled with 64 GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 14,999 while the higher 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB internal storage is selling for Rs.16,999. The highest variant with 6GB of RAM & 128 GB internal storage is available to buy at Rs.18,999. Both the variants will be available to purchase from 24th October on Amazon India & HiHonor store.
Honor 8X Specifications
- 6.5-inch notched display
- Kirin 710 processor
- 4/6 GB RAM
- 64/128 GB expandable storage
- 20 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera
- 16 MP f/2.0 front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
- 3750 mAh battery
Coolpad Note 8 Launched in India. Comes with 5.99 inch Display & 4000mAh battery!
Chinese manufacturer Coolpad has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Coolpad Note 8, it succeeds the Coolpad Note 6 launched back in may this year. The phone’s highlights include dual camera setup, Face Unlock and a huge battery. Commenting on the launch, Syed Tajuddin, CEO of Coolpad India said:
After going through a rough phase we are looking forward to make an impact in the Indian market with Coolpad Note 8. This product will also be our first cooperation with Paytm and we are looking forward to make it a mutually beneficial one
The Coolpad Note 8 comes with a 5.99 inch display (without a notch) with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad core MediaTek MTK6750T paired with MaliT860-MP2 GPU. It comes with a single variant with a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage configuration which can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card.
On the optics department, the device comes with a dual camera setup in the rear with 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus paired with a 0.3MP secondary camera. The dual cameras are stacked in a vertical arrangement in the middle with the LED Flash in the side. On the front, it offers a 8MP 4P lens with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling, The cameras come with features like filters, face beauty, blur mode, panorama mode and more.
The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which the company claims to offer 200 hours of standby time and 8 hours of talk time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and a 3.5mm headphone jack while sensors on board include proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer and a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear that claims a unlock speed of 0.2 seconds. Additional features include gesture controls and Face Unlock. It measures 151 x 72.5 x 8.3 mm and weigh 185 grams.
The Coolpad Note 8 comes at a price tag of Rs 9,999 for the sole variant and will be exclusively available via Paytm Mall starting today with a Black Piano color option.
Coolpad Note 8 specifications
- 5.99 inch FHD+ display
- MediaTek MTK6750T
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 16MP + 0.3MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 4000 mAh battery
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