Last year Xiaomi launched their Android One based Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone which turned out to be a huge success. Now the Chinese Electronics giant is once again back with its successor, the Mi A2 which is a rebranded version of the Xiaomi 6X smartphone launched in China. A new teaser of the smartphone was released today and there is a high chance that the smartphone will be launched on its next global launch event scheduled in Madrid, Spain on July 24.
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 16, 2018
The teaser unfortunately does not reveal much about the device, but it does confirm that the phone will be named Mi A2 and not Mi A1 2018, which we also heard of as rumours.
The phone has already passed National Communications Commission (NCC) certification , TENAA and benchmarking website GeekBench with model number M1804D2SG . Also the ‘About Page’ of the phone was also spotted online and was spotted in a Swiss website but was swiftly taken down.
The listings reveals it will feature a 5.99 inch LCD display with 1080p+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will be powered by a Qualcomm 660 chipset clocked at 1.84 GHz which will be coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal storage. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.
On the optics department, the smartphone sports a dual camera setup of 20 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 12 MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. On the front it will offer a 20 MP camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture. It will run on Android 8.1.0 Oreo and will be backed by a 3010 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The predecessor Mi 5X/Mi A1 came with stock Android and this time will be doing the same.
Also a less expensive variant called Mi A2 Lite will be launched along side the standard variant. With just a week left for its alleged launch we expect an official invitation soon.
Infinix Teases a New Smartphone Launch on 23rd August
After the recent launch of Infinix Smart 2 in India, the Infinix Mobility is now gearing up for the launch of another smartphone on August 23 in the country. The brand has already sent out the media invites for the same revealing few details about the launch.
The media invite by Infinix mentions the August 23 launch with “Save the Date” caption and #BeyondTheBest hashtag. Moreover, the Invite showcases the partial design outline of the upcoming smartphone soaring above the tallest building in a night view skyline which indicates that the device will sport a large display. The device seems to have rounded corners and modern 18:9 display with thin bezels on top and bottom.
— Dishu (@letustakereview) August 18, 2018
Although the device seems to have no notch, there are rumours that this phone may turn out to be the new Infinix S3X which was launched in a few days back in certain regions.
Talking about the Infinix S3X, it is the company’s first phone to debut with a notched display. The fact that Infinix marketed the S3X with the #Anotchhigher hashtag and an image similar to the one seen in the media invite gives rise to the above speculation of it coming to India on 23rd of August.
However, there is a higher possibility of the device to be a completely different Infinix phone with minimal bezels and large display. As of now, we dont have any information regarding the same. We will keep you updated with future updates. Till then, Stay tuned.
Samsung to Launch a new A series phone to rival OnePlus 6. Is it A9 Star?
From a report by Counterpoint, OnePlus 6 is the top leading smartphone in India in the premium smartphone market. The company has taken over Samsung for the first time in a full quarter in Q2 2018 in India with 40 percent market share. In the budget segment, Samsung is also facing a lot of stiff competition from other Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO and Huawei Honor.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A8+ earlier this year to compete against the OnePlus 5T. Despite featuring an Infinity display and powered by Exynos 7882, it failed to stand it’s ground against the OnePlus flagship with a similar price tag of Rs 33,000.
Now a new report from IANS reveals that Samsung is planning to launch a new Galaxy A series smartphone in the country. It will be placed in the premium segment with a price tag of around Rs 30,000 or above. Xiaomi has recently teased it’s POCO brand in India whose first smartphone Pocophone F1 has been getting a lot of attention. Samsung wouldn’t want Xiaomi to make a strong dominance in this segment also.
From the report, the upcoming smartphone will feature a 6.3 inch Full HD+ AMOLED Infinity Display with sleek bezels on side. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with further expandable options via a microSD card. From these descriptions, we can assume that the phone that is going to be launched is the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star which was launched earlier in China.
It will sport a dual camera setup of 24MP + 16MP in the rear with Samsung Live Focus feature while the front will offer a 24MP camera for selfies and video calling. The yet-to-be announced smartphone will be going against the likes of OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z, Huawei Nova 3 and the Xiaomi Pocophone F1.
Motorola One Spotted in Geekbench, Also, Motorola One Power Hands On Leaked!
Motorola is gearing up for the launch of its upcoming smartphones, the Motorola One and the Motorola One Power. Both the smartphones has been subjected to multiple leaks before and is rumoured to be unveiled at the company’s IFA press conference in Berlin.
Now ahead of its official launch, the Motorola One makes an appearance in the benchmarking site GeekBench. Though the listing didn’t give all the specs away, it gives a fair idea what to expect from the handset.
From the listing, the Motorola One will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and coupled with 4GB RAM. The device that was benchmarked ran on Android 8.1 Oreo. We can expect some more memory configurations and the possibility of shipping with the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Overall, the device managed to score 876 and 4299 on single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
If rumours are to be believed, the Lenovo owned company will ditch the ZUI 4.0 interface for a pure stock Android Experience, launching as a part of Google One smartphones. From a previously leaked image, the smartphone sports a top notch.The same report reveals the dual cameras to be of 16MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP with f/2.0 aperture while the front offers a 16MP camera sensor with f/1.9 aperture and backed by a 3,780 battery.
In a separate leak, a couple of hands-on images showing both the front side and the rear of the Motorola One Power surfaced online. The front shows sleek bezels and a dual camera setup with LED flash in between on the back stacked in a vertical arrangement on the top left corner. The back Moto logo doubles up as a fingerprint sensor for security.
From previous leaks, the Moto One Power will feature a 6.2 inch Full HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It will also be powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The rear cameras come with 12MP + 5MP configuration while the front offers an 8MP camera. It will run stock Android 8.1 Oreo and backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3780 mAh battery. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and Dual SIM. As of now only the Black colour option is seen but other colour options are expected to be unveiled at the launch.
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