The launch of Xiaomi‘s next budget device is around the corner, and it seems like the Chinese manufacturing company is started dropping hints. However, it is still a confusion about what the company is going to launch on 14th of February. Is it Redmi 5 and 5 Plus or it is going to be Redmi Note 5?. However, it pretty much seems like that the company would launch the successor of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is the Redmi Note 5.
The upcoming smartphone is also made its way to the Indian ecommerce website Flipkart.com (see the listing here) and yes the company running the #GiveMe5 campaign over here as well. Well, what’s interesting is that the predecessor of the phone, Redmi Note 4 was a Flipkart exclusive, and the other model of the company, Redmi 4 was an Amazon exclusive. Redmi Note 4 was an astounding success for the company, it was the highest selling smartphone of 2017 and is the only product to be rated a million times in Flipkart.
Here’s the Twitter post from Flipkart:
Thanks @gauravkapur. Looks like everyone is excited about @XiaomiIndia’s all-rounder that’s a 5/5. Tune in to Flipkart on 14th Feb, 12 noon to find out who it is. #WhoIsTheAllRounder https://t.co/KO6jyUWq46 pic.twitter.com/z5bDbJIH6n
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) February 8, 2018
Flipkart won’t be giving up the successor to the Redmi Note 4 anyways to Amazon, which is their arch rival in India. If these weren’t enough, the source code of the phone’s listing revealed that it’s Redmi Note 5 some days back. So it pretty much seems like that is is the Redmi Note 5, if we go by the facts.
Here’s the video listed on the Flipkart page:
If we talk about the smartphone’s specifications, then the smartphone is expected to feature an 18:09 display. The display size would be 5.99 inches and may come with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and may come along with 3GB and 4GB RAM variant. As far as the storage capacity is concerned, we might get to see 32GB and 64GB internal storage variant. However, as of now, we have no details about the support of expandable storage.
The smartphone is also going to sport a dual camera setup at the rear panel. A 16MP and 5MP lenses would power the dual camera setup. On the front, the smartphone could feature an 8MP camera for selfies.
Also, the smartphone is expected to run on Android Oreo along with MIUI 9 and may feature a battery of 4100mAH. However, as of now, specifications are not confirmed by the company itself. So let’s just wait for a few more days.
Samsung’s Midrange Devices to Come with Full-Screen OLED Design
According to a recent report from “The Investor” from the Samsung’s home country, the tech giant indicates that it will soon be bringing the flexible OLED displays to its midrange devices. This is a very smart move from Samsung to increase its revenue from the Samsung displays. The Samsung’s infinity display concept can be only seen on the S8, S8+ and the Note 8. Now the all-new Galaxy S9 is also expected to be launched with the similar design within a span of few days.
As the Galaxy S series are the flagships models, these are not affordable by the average consumer. Now there might be a reason behind Samsung introducing these display to the midrange devices, and that could probably be because of Apple. The tech giant Apple said that they have reduced the orders of Samsung’s OLED panels and now Samsung is left with a large inventory of displays.
You can now figure out this logic all by yourself. Coming back, though Samsung puts in the OLED displays in the midrange models we are still not sure yet if these devices will come with a affordable price tag or not. There are many manufactures out there who are not getting the OLED displays in the midrange segment for one obvious reason, the cost. So now it would be really interesting to see at what price is Samsung offering these devices, we need to wait till the official launches of all these devices to see the official pricing. What are your views? Would this device be coming with a premium price tag, or the affordable tag?
Xiaomi’s Upcoming Flagship Mi 7 to Feature FaceID like Facial Recognition Hardware
Xiaomi’s all-new Mi 7 is rumored to come with the all new facial recognition technology and also with the wireless charging capabilities. This device was expected to be announced at the Mobile World Conference, but Xiaomi has delayed its launch. According to the latest reports, the reason being behind this delay is because of the new sensors which are being used in this advanced facial recognition service.
Back then in the month of January, Xiaomi has officially confirmed to bring the wireless charging support in its next flagship device, and that could probably be the Mi 7. Apart from the wireless charging and facial recognition features, the device is also rumored to feature a glass sandwich design along with a metallic frame. Talking about the specifications, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi 7 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and is coupled up with 8GB of RAM which is insane.
The device sports a 5.65 inch full HD+ display which comes with a resolution of 2160*1080P display. Out of the box the device runs on Android Oreo and the device comes with an insane 4,480 mAh battery which also supports wireless charging. Xiaomi follows the trend, and the device features a rear dual camera setup, and a 16MP front camera. The pricing of the device seems to be very competitive, rumors suggest that the device will be priced around Rs.30,000, we will be getting the official price pretty soon as the launch of the device is just a couple of months away.
Moto Done with C Series? New Report Suggests that E5 Play will be its Replacement
Motorola had ventured into the entry level market with the Moto C series last year. The company launched two models- the Moto C and C Plus. The results were satisfactory, but it seems that Moto has other plans.
Moto Fan and popular leakster Andri Yatim has claimed that no Moto C phone would be launched this year. Mediatek chips have been widely criticised. This seems to be the reason for the cancellation. Furthermore, he has said that the E5 Play would serve as a replacement for the cut off model.
Moto E5 Play is already leaked . The device has an 16:9 display, which does not stick with latest trends. Moreover, it has a front flash which might signify Moto’s emphasis on front camera quality.
This aligns up with the fact that no Moto C leaks have been out yet. However, this may also mean that Moto will have only four series to their name. This includes the budget E series, mid-range G series, premium X series and the flagship Z series.
The leakster has also informed us that Moto is cutting down the C series because of lower sales. It appears that the Moto C and C Plus was not at all profitable. The Moto C was released last year with the Mediatek MT6737M processor and a rather small 2350 mAh battery. At the same time, the higher end Moto C Plus had the better MT6737 processor and a big 4000 mAh of RAM. However, Moto seemed to have missed the power efficiency factor on both smartphones.
Motorola is now gearing up to launch some serious stuff at MWC 2018. We expect the brand new Z3, X5 and G6 lineup for one, and the company might even get us some new mods !. The new Moto devices have already been leaked, and you can take a look at them here.
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