Xiaomi‘s new phablet i.e. the Mi Max 3 was earlier confirmed to be launched somewhere in July by the CEO Lei Jun. Also, thanks to the previous leaks and reports, we already know most of the specifications of the device. Now, the device is confirmed for arrival on July 19.
The announcement comes from Donovan Sung – Xiaomi’s global spokesperson on Twitter. Revealing the launch date in his tweet, he mentioned ” Mi Fans, something BIG is coming! Big screen, bigger battery” which confirms that the device is tipped for July 19. Also, the image posted by him gives us an idea of the size of the upcoming phablet.
Mi Fans, something BIG is coming! Big screen, bigger battery. 😎
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) July 12, 2018
As per the previously leaked hands-on video, the device looks like a stretched out Redmi Note 5 Pro due to the fact that it packs a similar vertical dual camera setup at the back along with the fingerprint scanner.
Coming to the specifications, the Mi Max 3 will come with a 6.99-inch FHD+display, almost similar to the Mi Max 2. Under the hood, it is expected to pack Snapdragon 636 SoC, however, there are strong rumours of a higher-end 6/128GB variant as well, powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, as seen on the Mi 8 SE.
The back houses a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary lens with large 1.4micron pixel size, coupled with a 5MP secondary shooter and LED flash. The device will be backed by a large 5,500 mAh battery with the support of Quick Charging.
Given that the launch is just a week ahead, let us wait for it to get exact information on pricing and availability. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.
Honor Note 10 Live Images Leaked Again, Confirms a No Notch Design!
Honor will be launching a new flagship phablet called Honor Note 10. It was teased earlier this week and also appeared in GeekBench. Now, a new set of very real looking set of images have appeared online, which shows it being compared with a Nintendo Switch. Take a look:
The Honor Note 10 image reveals the upcoming phablet will feature a FullView display akin to Huawei’s previous flagship phones of this year excluding the notch. The top and bottom has very sleek bezels which should lead to a high screen-to-body ratio.
The Honor Note 10 will feature a massive 6.9 AMOLED display which is supplied by Samsung It is once again powered by the company’s Kirin 970 SoC, which we saw in Huawei P20 series, Honor View 10, Honor Play and the recently launched Honor 10. It is coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The phablet is rumoured to have a 24MP + 16MP configuration on the back and have advance AI features like scene recognition, AI portrait mode. The front will offer a 24MP camera sensor with AI powered Portrait mode and AI beautification.
It will run EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and speculated to be backed by a 6,000 mAh battery with Honor Super Charge fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, NFC, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port.
White variant of Oppo Find X Leaked! Launching Soon?
OPPO has recently unveiled the Oppo Find X which is a matter of talks since the time of launch due to its innovative design or we should say- one of the most innovative designs we ever saw since past few years. The device is currently available in two colour variants including the Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. Now, few images have appeared online which showcase the white version of the device.
The leaked images are sourced from two different leaksters. The first image partially reveals the glossy back panel of a white coloured Oppo device which matches exactly with the one on the Oppo Find X.
The other image showcases the front side of the device, which again, is on par with the Oppo Find X due to the nearly bezel-less design with 3D curved edges. Both the images look realistic, adding to the credibility of the same.
As far as the above images are concerned, it seems that Oppo has been already working on a White version too. Anyways, it’s common among Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Honor and OnePlus to launch new colour versions of the device after a few weeks of its launch. This practice not only helps them to stay in the limelight but also bring a significant boost in the number of sales. Therefore, we expect the Chinese giant to launch the white version in the coming few weeks.
The Oppo Find X comes with a 92.95% screen to body ratio due to the fact that the middle section of the device motorizes up to reveal both the cameras, whenever needed. It comes with a 6.4-inch FullHD+ OLED display and Snapdragon 845 SoC.
In India, the device retails for a price tag of Rs. 59,990 (~$876). Additionally, a premium Find X Lamborghini Edition will come to India as well, which will be made available next month in China for 9,999 Yuan (~$1,495). Though the device is yet to land in European markets, it is confirmed to land in U.K. by the Spokesperson of the company. Stay tuned for more updates.
Two New Color Variants of Redmi Y2 to Launch Soon!
The Redmi Y2 was launched as a Selfie centric smartphone by Xiaomi a month back in India. The device gained a lot of popularity among Xiaomi enthusiasts. Now, as per the latest reports, Xiaomi is planning to launch two new colour variants of the Redmi Y2.
Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is available for purchase in three different colours including Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey. Looking at the good response from this budget offering in the Indian market, Xiaomi will be soon adding Blue and Black colour options as well. The front panel of the blue version will be white, similar to the Lake Blue version of the Redmi Note 5 & Note 5 Pro. As of now, all the existing variants retail for the same price and we expect the same to be followed by upcoming versions.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is the renamed Redmi S2 that was launched some time ago in China. It comes with a 5.99-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor seen on past generation of Xiaomi devices. It is available in two configurations including 3/32GB and 4/64GB options.
The device sports a dual 12 MP + 5 MP camera setup at the back, in addition to a 16MP Selfie shooter at the front, accompanied by an LED flash. In addition to the fingerprint scanner placed at the back, the phone also features an AI-based Face Unlock feature. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. All this is backed by a 3,080mAh battery.
While the 3GB RAM variant of the Redmi Y2 costs Rs. 9,999, the 4GB variant retails for Rs. 12,999. This device is perfect for people looking to have a good pair of cameras at the sub-10K budget. Those who are willing to but the device can wait for the upcoming new colours. We will keep you updated with the latest information, Stay tuned.
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