HMD Global has just released another smartphone in the mid-range category - Nokia 7.2 just two weeks after its debut at IFA 2019 in Berlin. The latest mid-range smartphone from HMD global boasts an attractive design, with a gradient design at the rear panel looks astonishing for the mid-range phone. The Android One smartphone will be available in two variants in India. One has the 4GB RAM variant and available at $260, another phone has 6GB RAM and cost around $275. Both the variants will be available for sale in the country starting September 23 from offline stores, Flipkart, as well as the Nokia online store. The phone will be available in two new colors - Charcoal and Cyan Green colors.
The device comes with a 6.3-inch Pure display that offers full HD+ resolution and HDR10 support. It uses an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16M colors and has resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. For the protection it has corning gorilla glass 3. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is paired with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage which can be expended further. The android One smartphone has a triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor and ZEISS optics. You also get a 20MP selfie camera, fingerprint sensor for security at the rear side, a USB type-c port for connectivity, and a 3500mAh battery.
It is stylish mid-range smartphone with strong hardware features and promises a smooth user experience. It has a dedicated physical button for the Google Assistant. Nokia 7.2 is guaranteed to get two major OS updates in the future and security updates for three years. If you are interested to purchase the Nokia 7.2 from offline stores using HDFC bank credit card. If you buy the phone from Nokia online store, you will receive a gift card. These offers are valid till October 31.
Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones have always sported great Super AMOLED panels, but from the Galaxy S8 onwards, they have consistently sported the best mobile displays every year. Staying true to the tradition, Samsung has apparently taken the crown once again with the Galaxy S10's display in 2019 as well.
DisplayMate has published the findings of its testing with the S10's display and the results are quite astounding really.
The display sports "Absolute Color Accuracy at 0.4 JNCD," which means that the colors on screen cannot be differentiated from the colors on the real thing by the human eye. Try some of the most realistic slots online and you won't spot a difference.
OLED displays have always been the comparatively dimmer ones, when compared to quality LCD displays, but Samsung has once again managed to get a 17% hike in peak full screen brightness levels, taking the nit count as high as 804 nits, which is just astounding for an OLED display in particular.
Considering the color accuracy, the wide color gamut and the superb brightness levels, it is not really a surprise that DisplayMate has given the Galaxy S10's display an A+ rating and states that it did not lack in any department during the test.
The S10 Gets Support for HDR on Netflix
If you have already ordered or planning to order the Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+, we have even more good news for you. You will be able to make full use of that QHD+ Super AMOLED display with brilliant colors and high brightness levels by streaming HDR content directly from Netflix on it. Given how important high brightness, a wide color gamut and native contrast ratios are for displaying true HDR, it's actually great news.
Source: DisplayMate, SamMobile
The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Tab S3 have High Dynamic Range or HDR capabilities, but due to lack of quality content, that has not been put into full effect so far. That's about to change though as Google's own Play Movies & TV will now support HDR on these devices. The extremely bright QHD+ Super AMOLED displays are perfect for watching HDR content on them so it's definitely good news if you own any of the devices.
The only thing is that the HDR content is only available in the US and Canada at the moment but it should soon be making its way into India and the UK as well. Rest assured that wherever you are in the world, you will most definitely be getting the same treatment sooner or later, provided that Google Play Movies & TV are available in your location of course. There are a few catches though and they are as follows.
1. The 4K HDR content in the library is only limited to a few movies like Batman Vs. Superman and The Amazing Spiderman 2 at the moment.
2. There's only one Android smartphone/tablet out there with 4K resolution and HDR support; the Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3. You will be spending a lot of data by streaming 4K content and a superfast internet connection with excellent download speeds is necessary to do that.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
This year in February, Sony decided to introduce the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA. At the same time they also phased out the Z series. Now, we are expecting another member to join the brand new series. This is about Xperia X Premium, which will be the next device to take the place of Z5 Premium. This smartphone was the very first device with capability to display media in 4K format. Apparently the display screen will be the point of differentiation for Xperia X Premium as well.
It will sport an HDR display, which will be a first for smartphones (but it is gradually becoming a norm in TVs). That would mean that the device will be able to display 1.07 billion colors, in comparison to the 16.8 million color depth of various other smartphones.
The Xperia X Premium will also come with 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and the display panel will be the brightest among all the available smarphones. It will package 1,000 nits of "white brightness" and could extend upto 1,300 nits, which more than two times of what Samsung Galaxy S7 can achieve (539 nits).
The next smartphone would be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC from Qualcomm, backed by 3GB of RAM. A USB Type-C connector will also be there. But, there are very few news about the actual launch date of this device.