Honor is a leading smartphone brand affiliated with Huawei Group. Despite being an independent series, it is common to see Honor models sharing a similar design with their Huawei counterparts. The Honor 30 Lite 5G (Youth) is expected to launch under that flag name. The phone will be rebranded as Honor 30 5G lite for the rest of the world. Recently, we have seen some real-life images of the Honor 30 5G lite online that give us a glimpse of the rear design. The design look somewhere similar to Huawei enjoys Z 5G's design.
As per leaked images online, the device will feature a triple camera system housed inside a rectangular module placed at the top-left corner of the rear panel. The backside of the phone has an impression of sunbeams radiating from the bottom-left corner. As per rumors, the device will feature a 6.5-inch display which may likely hold a punch-hole design. The Honor 30 Lite 5G has a display with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, Full HD+, and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The refresh rate of the display is rumored to be 90Hz.
The phone is powered by a powerful MediaTek MT6873 SoC. So, far we don't know anything about RAM or storage configuration. The device holds a 4,000mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging. The phone runs on the latest version of OS - Andriod 10 out of the box. For the front camera, the device features a 16MP camera. The rear camera setup is made of a 48MP primary camera sensor teaming up with an 8MP and 2MP sensor.
Last month Vivo launched its smartphone Vivo Y17 with water drop notch display and now there is another phone Vivo Y12 from the same series is joining the line. The specifications of Y12 has already been reported in the magazines. The rumors suggest that it will cost less than $200 to consumers. The phone has a 6.35-inch full view display with high definition resolution at 1080 x 2340 pixels. The waterdrop style notch allows phone to let user experience videos and games at an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. The appearance of the phone is similar to the Vivo Y15 and Y17 smartphones.
It is powered by MediaTeck Helio P22 processor that includes a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor. It will be available in market in two models such as 3GB Ram/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The device comes with a microSD card slot which can be used to expand memory. Both of these variants will have slightly different price tags but still affordable. The Vivo Y12 has a non-removable 500mAh battery, dual-SIM option, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack.
The device is coming with FunTouch OS 9 UI based Android 9 Pie OS. It will be the most affordable phone with the triple camera feature in a mainstream series. It is expected to feature an 8MP f/2.2 aperture sensor, a 13-MP f/2.2, aperture lens and 2MP lens with f/2.4 aperture sensor. For front camera, it has f/2.0 aperture 8MP camera with Artificial Intelligence. For security, the Vivo Y12 is rumored to have the fingerprint scanner and face unlock features. This phone seems like packed with lots of features. If you are Vivo user, share your experience with this phone in the comments section below. You can tell us, what you like most about Vivo? And will you upgrade your phone to Vivo Y12?
Samsung Galaxy A9 will be released following its predecessors like A3, A5, and A7 models of the revamped Galaxy A (2016) series. The images of the smartphone were leaked via official promotion and is expected to be available in the market this month.
The Galaxy A9 will have a 6" Super AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and a Snapdragon 620 chipset backed by 3GB of RAM will power the phone. The 620 platform has a powerful octa-core 1.8GHz processor with 4x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and the GPU for graphics is Adreno 510.
The Galaxy A9 will be following the suit of the smaller A3, A5, and A7 from the 2016 series and will be built with a metal frame and dual 2.5D glass panels.
All other specifications of the Galaxy A9 are the following: a 13MP camera in the back with optical image stabilization and bright f/1.9 aperture. The 8MP selfie camera will also support panoramic pictures, 32GB expandable storage, LTE Cat.7 connectivity, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
With this type of stellar specs, the Galaxy A9 is also expected to feature power bank capabilities. Those would be supported natively by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Galaxy A9 will be released with 5.1.1 Lollipop, which makes it difficult to confirm the availability of this feature.
Samsung Galaxy A9 is supposed to go official very early and be available for consumers in Christmas or in early January. The price in China will be more than CNY 3,000, which implies it will be more than €430.
While the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are fantastic devices, there are a few things about the two smartphones that are not exactly perfect and the underpowered 3,000mAh battery on the regular S8 is one of those things. The S8 Plus on the other hand has a decent enough 3,500mAh battery, but it isn't anything to write home about either. However, the Galaxy S8 Active will change all that with its 4,000mAh battery when it comes out. It's a shame that it will be exclusive to the United States and that too on AT&T only.
Check out the images in this article which comes to you thanks to a Samsung employee in possession of a Galaxy S8 Active prototype in San Francisco. The phone is going to be made mostly out of polycarbonate with metal on the sides for extra protection. There will not be an Active button on the S8 Active, unlike all its predecessors but it will sport the Bixby hardware button just like the regular Galaxy S8s. All other specs are the same, but the model number on this one will be SM-G892A. Are you waiting to pick one up?
Saikat Kar (the-enthusiast)
Even 5,000mAh batteries in smartphones are not that uncommon these days, but they are fairly rare and mostly cater to the niche gaming community. However, I do not recall any smartphone available in the current market that has a 6,000mAh battery! That's a tablet-grade battery we are talking about here!
According to a leak, one or more models with a 6,000maH battery will be released soon and most reports are suggesting that it will be either the Galaxy M20s or M30s. There's even opinion that both of the upcoming phones will feature the 6,000mAh battery, but I have my doubts about that one though. Most likely, if it is a genuine leak, the M30s will sport the huge battery, while the M20s may not even exist.
The #GoMonster hashtag accompanying the image might suggest that Samsung is targeting this one towards the power users. The media buttons embedded in the image most likely indicates long video and music playback capabilities, which is very likely if the phone really does have a 6,000mAh battery.
Keep in mind that the photo is supposed to be a leaked teaser, rather than being an official one, so the Galaxy M with its mythical 6,000mAh battery may not ever come out. Then again, rumors and leaks are surprisingly accurate these days.
Mophie has unveiled a Juice pack for the Samsung Galaxy S5 a 3,000mAh battery case that promises to double the battery life of your Samsung flagship.
The Juice pack sports Mophie's usual design and supports USB 3.0 for charging and syncing. The case also doesn't block NFC connectivity, which is also required for S Beam.
Anyway, the case is up for pre-order right now at $100 and will ship on September,8th.
OPPO unveiled the A53 smartphone last week in Indonesia and soon after its release, the company teased the phone's release in other countries including India. The phone has now officially been released in India under a budget-friendly category. The phone costs only Rs. 12,990 and offers some high-end features and specs like 90Hz display, Snapdragon 460 processor, 16-megapixel triple cameras on the rear side. The device comes with a massive battery with fast-charging support.
The OPPO A53 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD punch-hole display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution. The phone also supports a high display fresh rate up to 90Hz. The phone is using the ColorOS 7.2 user interface based on the latest Android 10 out of the box. It is the first phone to be launched in India with the latest Snapdragon 460 chipset. The phone also has a shared SIM slot to add a microSD card slot. The SoC is coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. The handset comes with features like dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, and 3.5mm audio jack.
The OPPO A53 has a rectangle-shaped camera module at the rear side of the device that houses 3 camera lens, a 16-megapixel being the primary camera lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front side of the phone uses a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone is available in two options in India, such as 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. These models are priced at Rs. 12,990 and Rs. 15,490 respectively. You can purchase the phone from Flipkart after its available online. The device comes in two color variants - electric black and fancy blue.
The Moto G8 Plus is the best possible experience at a budget price in the G-series. The G-series phones are considered the best inexpensive phones of the years now. The Moto G8 Plus has more premium features such as a versatile camera, stereo speakers, minimal bezel, and better battery management than its predecessor Moto G7 plus. Due to the rising competition in the same category, we have seen some premium features coming to budget phones. The latest phone brings in a 48MP triple camera system with fast charging as the main selling USB. But is it enough?
The Moto G8 is priced at $310. It has a plastic body and available in two colors - cosmic blue and crystal pink. The back panel has a gradient-like glossy finish, and the logo aligned in the middle. There is a volume button and unlock button at the right side, which the left side has a hybrid SIM card slot. On the top edge, there is a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The G8 plus is water repellent, but it is not the same as IP67 rated phone, so keeping it away from the water is always a good strategy.
Overall, there is nothing extraordinary about the design. The Moto G8 Plus has a slightly bigger screen than the G7 Plus at 6.3-inches. It is an IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a U-shaped notch up top. The screen has 19:9 aspect ratio, which is decent for watching videos, as they're often in that ratio. The screen is topped with a layer of Panda Glass which is similar to the popular Corning glass solution for protection against drops. Moto G8 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, which is a pretty decent capacity even at the low-price tier of phones. You can last for a one day on a single charge with normal usage that includes being active on social media. The phone supports 15W fast charging and can fully charge in 150 minutes.
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Do you need a phone with a bigger battery size but with a less price tag? Motorola has recently unveiled the Moto G8 power lite, an affordable phone with a huge 5,000mAh battery. Just a couple of months ago, the company introduced the Moto G8 Power smartphone. The Lite version offers almost the same specifications but comes with a reasonably impressive price that is less than $200.
The device has a 6.5-inch HD+ display, the Moto G8 Power lite is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The device comes with an expandable storage option that allows you to increase the storage up to 256Gb with a microSD card. As this is a power device it lives up to its name by featuring a high-capacity battery but relies on a micro USB port with charging at up to 10W speeds.
When it comes to the photography section, the device doesn't take it lite. At the rear side, you will find a triple camera array that has a 16-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel macro lens, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera has an 8-megapixel lens and is housed within a display notch. There is also a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner to open the phone using biometric prints.
The only drawback here is that the device is still relying on the older version of Android Pie rather than Android 10 out of the box. Moto isn't very good with software updates and that makes us wonder that if the users will get the updated OS anytime sooner or not. The company has launched the phone in two amazing colors - turquoise and blue. It will be soon available for sale in selected markets like Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania over the coming weeks.
Since Motorola has re-surfaced, it is flooding the smartphone industry with mobile phones of almost similar options. Almost a month ago, the company launched the OneFusion plus, and now we have another model in the mid-range phone. The Motorola one function isn't anything special when it comes to the hardware specs. It is a more economical version of its predecessor Motorola One fusion plus.
The major difference between the One Fusion and the earlier One Fusion plus, the latter features a 16-MP front-facing camera that rises to the occasion. The One Fusion's unspecified front camera, in contrast, hides insides a tiny waterdrop notch on the phone's massive 6.5-inch display screen. Despite its size, however, that Max Visions display HD+ resolution.
The Motorola One Fusion is powered by an old Snapdragon 710 with 4GB of RAM. You get 64GB as internal storage but that can be extended if you want to. There is also a traditional fingerprint scanner for security on the rear side, though we don't know anything about the headphone jack yet. The Motorola One Fusion's selling point is its battery and cameras.
The phone features a 5,000mAh battery that is advertised to last up to 48-hours, depending on how you use it. The One Fusion sports a 6.5-inch Max Vision HD+ display with a waterdrop notch, unlike the notch-less One Fusion+ screen. Optics-wise, it boasts a 48MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology. This is joined by an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 118-degree field of view, a Macro Vision camera, and a depth sensor.
There isn't any news on the price yet, but the One Fusion is expected to get a lower price than the 300 euro for the plus variant. The phone is available now in various countries of Latin America and will be launched in Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the next month.
The Moto G9 by Motorola has launched in India officially with the affordable smartphone likely to reach other countries in the near future. Thanks to competition in the mobile industry, we are not short of budget-friendly smartphones but the Moto G9 is yet another addition to the list that includes less than $200 price tag. Moto G9 is the direct descent of the Moto G8 that was launched earlier this year, with the price you might expect from the series. The phone doesn't claim to be heavy-duty and has some modest features.
The Moto G9 comes with a large 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with 1600 x 720 resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Inside the Moto G9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes with an expandable storage option via a microSD card. The phone features a massive 5,000mAh battery that also supports fast charging. With the USB-C fast charger that comes along with the device, you can charge up to 20W charge speed. The device has a notable fingerprint scanner on the rear side, support NFC that is needed for mobile payments, and a water repellent coating. This isn't the same as an IP certification by a stretch but it can save your phone from a few splashes here and there.
The phone comes with three cameras at the back including a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. At the front, the phone features a dewdrop notch that is capable of taking 8-megapixel shots. The Moto G9 is set to go on sale in India starting from August 31, 2020. The phone will be available for around Rs. 11,499 or around $155. It will be available in two colors - sapphire blue and forest green. Given the date, we can expect the phone to be available in other global markets over the coming weeks.