The design language of smartphones took an entire turn last year by the introduction of notches. This year, it is the time of pop-up cameras. Smartphone manufacturers are working to implement the pop-up selfie camera mechanism in the best way possible by experimenting with different positions.
It is Xiaomi‘s turn to launch devices with pop-up selfie cameras. Images had been posted in Chinese website Weibo revealing the Xiaomi’s pop-up cameras. These will not be seen on the upcoming Redmi flagship.
There is an image posted by the CEO Lei Jun with a device with a pop-up camera resting on the table which got deleted later. Another image shows the hands-on of the device with a pop-up camera.
The alleged upcoming devices are expected to be codenamed “davinci” and “raphael”. Both the smartphones will be equipped with pop-up cameras according to the sources. The handsets belong in the flagship category and will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset.
An in-display fingerprint scanner is also expected in at least either of the devices. It is also rumored that the brand will issue separate MIUI releases for the Indian market of code-name “raphaelin” and “davinciin.” This proves that both these devices will be available in India.
Thus, we believe both devices will launch in the Indian market. In terms of other specifications, many details are not known yet. An exact timeframe for the launch of these devices is also unknown as of now. Red and Black color variants are confirmed until now, there might be more color variants when the brand actually brings these devices to the market.
One of the devices is expected to have specifications higher than the brand’s flagship Mi 9 while the other will be specced just below the Mi 9. We’ll get to know more about these handsets in the upcoming days. Till then, stay tuned for updates.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G real-life images leaked, Shows off Familiar Mi Note 10 like Design!
Xiaomi is yet to announce the launch date of the upcoming Mi 10 series. According to rumors, the Chinese manufacturer will be launching the Mi 10 and the Mi Pro 5G smartphone early next month. A leaked poster that surfaced online last week claimed that it will be unveiling its next flagship phone on February 11. The leaks so far haven’t revealed the design for the Xiaomi Mi 10 series completely.
Now, a couple of real-life images of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G smartphone are being shared on Weibo. The images completely reveals the front and the rear side of the smartphone. The device has a stunning curves on its left and right sides.There is a punch-hole at the top-left corner of the screen and will be equipped with a all-screen fingerprint sensor.
The watermark on the images read “Mi 10 Pro 5G 108MP Quad Camera.”The handset bears model number M2001J1C which matches with the one spotted on 3C with a 66W charger and on TENAA. The tipster who shared the images claims that the Xiaomi Mi 10 series will go on sale on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).
The top edge is equipped with microphones and speaker grill while the bottom side has a a SIM card compartment, a USB-C port, a microphone and an external speaker. The right side houses the volume key and power button. One of the images suggest that the handset could ship with a 65W rapid charger. The images show the retail package to be a black box with minimalist design featuring a large-sized “10” number.
There is no indication of any specs but the Mi Pro 5G is rumoured to come with a display having a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It could come with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and have support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.T
The rear quad camera setup of the smartphone could consist of a 108MP primary camera, 20MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 5MP depth sensor. It could house a 4,500 mAh battery with support for fast wireless charging and reverse charging technology. As for the pricing, the Xiaomi Mi 10 series is rumored to be priced between 3,500 Yuan (Rs 36,000 approx) and 5,000 Yuan (Rs 50,000 approx).
Huawei P40 Render Leaked! Reveals a Familiar Design.
By the end of 2019, we got to have a look at the renders of Huawei‘s P40, published by OnLeaks. But we didn’t get to see the phone in much detail. Today, we have got more renders that provide some visual details about the phone and also tells us a bit about the camera system of the upcoming Huawei P40, which is set to launch in March 2020.
As you can see in the image above, the Huawei P40 features a flat display. However, there is a pill-shaped cutout on the top left corner of the display which will be housing dual front-facing cameras for selfies. The front of the phone looks pretty minimal. But the back has got quite a few interesting elements.
There is a triple camera setup on the back of the Huawei P40. And we can see the Leica Optics branding there in the camera module. In this rectangular camera module, there are three cameras placed vertically. There is a two-tone finish on the camera module and to the right of the cameras, there is an LED flash and the Leica branding. The camera module on the Huawei P40 looks pretty similar to that of the recently launched Galaxy S10 Lite. So, it looks like rectangular camera modules are going to be very popular in 2020.
The back of the phone is pretty neat otherwise, as there is no fingerprint scanner visible. It can be assumed that the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The right edge of the phone houses the power button, as well as volume rockers. However, the left edge of the phone hasn’t been revealed yet which might house the SIM card tray. At the bottom of the phone, there is a speaker grille along with a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, but there is no headphone jack!
In terms of the camera configuration, all we know is that the Huawei P40 will have a primary sensor, an ultra-wide sensor, and a ToF sensor. No details regarding the specs of those cameras are known at this moment. However, the Huawei P40 Pro is said to come with a quad-camera setup on the back and for that phone, some alleged camera specs are out on the web. At first, it was claimed that the Huawei P40 Pro will come with a 64-megapixel primary camera, but now, as per the latest reports, the phone will come with a 52-megapixel primary camera.
Samsung Note 10 Lite Press Renders Leaked before Launch!
A new device in the Note 10 series? Yes, Samsung is on the work of a new device which is Samsung Note 10 Lite. Well, it sounds right? The launch of the device seems to be very close as the support page has gone live yesterday and the device has already passed some necessary certifications. The device will have model number SM-N770F, which is also listed on the official support page, suggesting the launch is near. Now we are having the complete look of the device, thanks to the famous tipster Roland Quandt for the leaked marketing images.
The leaked renders show the device at every angle. The device has a punch hole on the center; The Infinity-O-Display. To the back of the device are three cameras, all of them housed in a square-shaped module where LED flash is also included. The renders clearly show the S Pen, suggesting the stripped-down variant of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite also has Bluetooth-enabled S Pen support. The power and volume buttons are housed on the right edge of the screen. The cameras at the back reportedly include a 48MP main camera, a wide-angle camera, and a macro lens. It is also expected to have a 32MP selfie camera. The marketing images show the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be available in Black, Silver, and Red color options.
However, the support page doesn’t reveal any other details. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has been certified by the US FCC. The Geekbench listing had already suggested that the device could come powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC which is to be paired with 6GB RAM. The device would run on OneUI 2.0 on the top of Android 10. The renders also show that the device would have a headphone jack which we saw on their latest “A” series of smartphones. They removed it on the Note 10 series.
We don’t know how much it would cost and when it would launch in India. However, some reports suggest that the device would launch later this month. We’ll have to wait and see, whether the reports are true or not.