Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 will be officially launched in China in one week. Previously this handset was launched in India as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and now it’s time for the launch in the home land of Xiaomi, China.
But there are a couple of changes in the Chinese version of this device, as the company’s CEO Lei Jun promised a surprise for the Chinese Redmi Note 5. Previously we all thought that the device AI beauty feature and we all expected that to result in some amazing selfies.
But today, the company released a teaser image which gives us a hint on what the surprise is. Take a look at the teaser:
As you can see, the company prominently says it’s an AI camera (translated). This also reveals that the rear camera of the device has been improved a lot, and as you can see in these images, the device performs pretty well even in the low-lighting conditions. If you are thinking that this is not a big deal for a modern smartphone, you gotta also consider the price of this device.
Now this AI technology will be using assisted image algorithm so that it can provide better images even in the low lighting conditions. Now talking about the specifications of this device, the company also revealed that the phone will come with Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is again coupled with 6GB of RAM, just like our Redmi Note 5 Pro. Take a look at that teaser:
The device offers a standard 4,000 mAh of battery and sports a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 2160*1080 pixels. Later today, Lei Jun the CEO of Xiaomi called this device as a water bucket machine, in simple terms he wanted to say that this is a device which comes with balanced configuration.
This device is all set to launch on March 16th and is priced at Rs.13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, and Rs.16,999 for the 6GB RAM variant in India, and the Chinese pricing must be similar to ours.
Redmi Note 5 (Pro) Specifications
- 5.99 inch Full HD+ Display
- Snapdragon 636
- 4/6GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 12+5MP Dual rear camera
- 20MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery
New Xiaomi Smartphones clears 3C certification, might be the Redmi 7 Series!
Three new Xiaomi smartphones has been certified by 3C authority in China. The variants are numbered as M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C. The phone are equipped with 5V/2A charging, and it’s speculated that it is the Redmi 7 series for next year, the successor for Redmi 6 series.
The 3C doesn’t offer much information other than the charging rate. The M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C comes with support for 10W charging hinting that it will be affordable smartphone from the company.
Last month two Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1901F9T and M1901F9E smartphones passed 3C certification. The two smartphones were revealed to have support for the 10W charging. The Chinese manufacturer is yet to launch the Redmi 6 Pro in China. Hence, it is speculated that the M1901F9T and M1901F9E might be the Redmi 6 Pro. However, like its predecessor, Redmi Note 5, it is expected to launch under the Redmi Note 6 moniker. Like the global variant, the Redmi Note 6 pro will include a 10W charge but may carry support for 18W fast charging.
The recently appeared Xiaomi M1901F7T, M1901F7E and M1901F7C models are expected to launch after the Note 6. So there is a strong possibility that it is one of the phones from the Redmi 7 series, which includes further divisions like Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro. Currently, there is not any information available about the handset.
All the handsets Xiaomi released this year had a “M18” in the start of their model numbers while the above mentioned devices have “M19” in their names indicating that they will be launched next year. So we can expect the company to launch the Redmi Note 6 and the Redmi 7 series in the first quarter of 2019. Though the phones have not yet cleared any other certification they are expected to appear soon into benchmarking websites and other certifications revealing more details about the handsets.
Lenovo Z5s Teasers Suggest 8GB & 10GB RAM Versions! Camera Samples Released.
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo is all set to launch the Z5s in China. The device will be launched on December 18th in China. There had been some leaks regarding the external design of the device like the in-display camera and minimal bezels.
Today, Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has shared an interesting fact about the device on Weibo. The teaser contains some Chinese text which translates to the presence of more than 8 GB RAM on the device. Now that the device is confirmed to have more than 8 GB RAM, we expect the handset to ship with a whopping 10 GB of RAM.
The teaser video shows a Formula 1 racing car which symbolizes the swift and fluid performance of the handset. We have heard rumours regarding the processor used in the handset. If the rumours turn out to be true, the device will feature Snapdragon 710 chipset which is a mid-range processor. This might turn out to be fake as the handset is now confirmed to come with more than 8 GB of RAM. There is a possibility that Lenovo might feature the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor to the device.chipset. Take a look at the ad below.
According to the TENAA listing, the Lenovo Z5s will feature a triple rear camera setup similar to the one seen on the Huawei’s P20 Pro but the sensors used and their respective apertures are still unknown. The handset measures 156.7 x 74.5 x 7.8 mm and is expected to feature a large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ pixel resolution.
Also look at the camera samples released:
The handset might come with 3,210 mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear side of the device. In terms of software, the device will run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie with ZUI on top. We’ll get to know more once the device gets launched which is only a couple of days away from now. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
Honor 8A & 8A Pro Spotted in TENAA. Launch Imminent?
Honor is gearing up for the launch of the Honor View 20 smartphone that will be launched in a few days from now. But it looks the Chinese manufacturer is working on more devices at the moment. A new Honor device today appeared on Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. They were listed as Honor JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 with the details pointing to an entry-level device.
While the TENAA website shows only the model number, two variants of the same device with model number Honor JAT-L29 and JAT-LX1 has cleared the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The details on the website suggest that it will go on sale in the region as Honor 8A and Honor 8A Pro respectively. However, the Chinese name might be different as seen on several devices before.
From the spec list, the device features a 6.088 inch display and is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. It sports a single 13MP camera in the rear while the front offers an 8MP selfie camera. The handset runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and is backed by a 2,920 mAh battery. It will come in black, blue, gold and red color options.
Honor is yet to officially announce the device but the certification hints that the launch is around the corner. Other than China and the European market, the handset may also launch in other South Asian countries.
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