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Since OnePlus has started to create smartphones, it has been loved by Android users all around the world. Its rapid growth is a clear sign of its positive impact on the industry. With time, it is getting even better and manufacturing phones after listening to the feedback of its customers. With OnePlus 7 Pro, company has entered into the true hyper-premium category. It is bigger, faster, and more expensive than any other OnePlus devices before. The company has put everything they could, added extra features, create an astonishing design and it also shows in the price tag. The OnePlus 7 Pro feels like competing directly with Samsung and Huawei.
It is an edge-to-edge Samsung's infinity-like display that has ditched the notch for a mechanical pop-up selfie camera. The new high resolution display looks amazing. But the key selling feature for this device isn't camera - it is battery. The device comes with a 30W charger which isn't as fast as Huawei but does close to it. It can charge your device really fast, and it keeps the phone from getting too hot by converting the voltage to 5V in the charger itself, rather than handled by the device. The phone also comes with a clear case.
The camera comes out really silent and fast. You can even use it for face unlock. OnePlus claims that it takes 0.53 seconds for the camera to emerge from the casing and 0.65 seconds to take a picture, match, and compare your face for unlocking the device. The camera body is made of soft touch glass as the OnePlus 6T. Although it feels more like metal than glass. The phone has come in three colors: Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey, and Almond Red. For connectivity it uses USB-C port. There is no micro-SD card expansion slot or headphone jack in the device though. The device has a 6.67-inch display that is great for watching movies or if you want to play games on it. The resolution is 3120 x 1440 Quad HD+ with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 516 ppi pixel density and 90Hz AMOLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core and Adreno 640 GPU. The memory is 8GB or 12GB of RAM with 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 Storage.
OnePlus has always been in the business of offering the most outrageously powerful phones at insanely cheap prizes. While the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme has been lately stealing a little of their mojo, they are still a respected force in the industry and are ever-anxious to prove it.
So, recently, they launched their OnePlus7 Pro. This smartphone had every feature bar a laser sight and cryogenic-cooled missile seeker and is quite competitively priced. While critics were generally effusive in their praise of the new OnePlus flagship, the camera performance was judged as good but not really great and not all that competitive with other cameras found on other recent flagship devices.
This judgement apparently stung OnePlus and the eggheads there speedily got to work crafting an all-around update that would presumably fix every identified flaw. Such an update would also make it possible for the OnePlus7 Pro to soundly beat all other smartphone cameras in its category.
This update is the recently released OxygenOS 9.5.7. that apart from improving the overall smartphone beast that is the OnePlus7 Pro also amps up the camera performance to undreamt of heights.
Changes include the following:
Better overall contrast and colour performance.
Better white balance consistency on the triple camera.
Better shooting accuracy and autofocus stability.
Elimination of the dismal greenish hue seen on photos taken in low light environments.
Elimination of noise in the all-important HDR scene.
Improvement in both the contrast and colour saturation ability of the ultra wide sensor.
Enhanced clarity and less noise for low light pictures taken in ultra wide mode.
Enhanced clarity and less noise in telephoto mode.
Enhanced clarity and better colour in Nightscape mode.
Enhanced brightness and clarity in photos taken in low light .environments in the Nightscape mode.
OnePlus 7 Pro Makes It Happen
While the above on its own is breathtaking, the update as well makes possible some sweet system-level upgrades that bear telling. This includes the optimization of the Double Tap To Wake feature, as well as the fixing of frustrating issues with the Ambient Display feature. The screen now has better touch sensitivity, you can use features such as deposit by phone method in online casinos very easily. There is noticeable audio quality enhancement during voice calls from third-party apps.
As with most updates, this particular one will be gradually rolled out and not all folks will get it at the same time. The update is a "mere" 127MB and can thus be downloaded without wrecking the data balance account of users.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is, of course, the very first device from that oh-so-famous company that has a triple camera set up sitting pretty at the back. These beauties comprise a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor that is equipped with OIS, EIS, a 7P lens and an aperture of f/1.6.
There is also an ultra-wide angle shooter that measures 16MP and with an f/2.2 aperture and 117 FoV. The last is an 8MP telephoto shooter that has 3x optical zoom, OIS and an aperture of f/22.4.
The selfie camera at the front of this phablet is a 16MP pop-up shooter with a Sony IMX471 sensor, EIS and an aperture of f/2. This all adds up to some serious muscle when taking photos or just living the perfect Instagram life.
OnePlus released its first smartphone in 2014, the OnePlus One. The company is focusing on budget flagship smartphones since then. As the years pass and the company established its presence, the smartphones from OnePlus is getting better, and the price also got increased for the upcoming smartphones. This year the company launched OnePlus 7 Pro which is considered most powerful device OnePlus has launched ever, and it cost $100 more than its predecessor. However, the company is always looking to improve its hardware and software to improve its sales and ranking.
Recently, the OnePlus 7 Pro got the new OxygenOS 9.5.10 update. OnePlus 7 also received a new OxygenOS update. The OnePlus 7 Pro was supposed to updated with the latest OS but the company decided to halt the update due to a bug in tap-to-wake feature. The OxygenOS 9.4.10 update has been just rolled out with the bug fixed as well. At the same time, the OxygenOS 9.5.7 update comes to the OnePlus 7 not even a month after Oxygen 9.5.6 release. Due to this update, the phone will get many enhancements such as tune-up camera feature.
The image quality in the Pro has been improved significantly as well as the phone stitching in the Panorama mode. In addition to this, the autofocus got better and the mode switching has been sped up by OnePlus in the camera UI. When the screen is off the GPS's accuracy is better, the auto-brightness sensitivity has been improved, the wireless connectivity got faster. The OS just works amazing, the biometrics are fast and unobtrusive. The whole package of hardware and software come very nicely together. Sure the OnePlus 7 Pro has the gadgets and the polish but the OnePlus 7 is the all-rounder that is more than good in every feature. The update has been rolled out in batches so if you haven't got your update, you may have to wait for few days.
Earlier this year, OnePlus launched a flagship smartphone for the U.S consumers, the OnePlus 7 Pro, while releasing the low-cost variant of the phone with some flagship features missing in other countries. Now the company took the same route to launch its successor - - the OnePlus 7T along with its flagship device. This time both phones were launched in the U.S. The OnePlus 7 had some premium features at low cost which leaves others to wonder what they should buy the OnePlus 7T or OnePlus 7T Pro. So, here is the comparison.
Surprisingly, the OnePlus 7T has the better processing power than the Pro version and it offers a comparable camera with a great display at 90Hz refresh rate. But its price is lower than the Pro version. The OnePlus 7T starts at $599 and has 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display at 1080 pixels. The rear camera on the phone side has a 48-MP camera. The primary camera is 16MP ultra-wide lens, 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The front camera is of 16MP on both devices. So if you are someone who considers the camera system before making the purchase decision of a smartphone the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro has the same camera.
The 7T comes with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM whereas the 7T Pro comes in variants with 128GB and 25GB storage, and 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB in memory. None of these have support for MicroSD. The OnePlus 7T has a 3,800mAh battery whereas the Pro version has a 4,000 mAh battery. You can purchase the 7T in frosted silver, glacier blue colors, and 7T Pro in nebula blue, mirror gray, and almond color. The Pro expands on that screen real estate with a pop-up selfie cam; the 7T houses its front camera in a teardrop-size notch, and while it's minimally invasive, it takes up space that the OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have to yield.
Earlier this year, the OnePlus 7 was released alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro. For the second half of the year, the US got the OnePlus 7T, while the rest of the world had OnePlus 7T Pro. The 7T Pro is similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro from the design perspective. Although, the 7T pro is a big phone, just as Galaxy Note 10 plus and the iPhone 11 pro Max. The device doesn\'t have any official IP rating. It has a 6.7-inch large display with a high refresh rate around 90Hz that has a slightly negative impact on battery life, but it\'s a treat to watch movies or play video games at such high rate. The device has a curved display and you may feel some glare effect.
For security, the device features an optical fingerprint scanner which is fast and reliable. There was some hype around optical fingerprint scanner but since the latest incident with an optical fingerprint sensor, people prefer to use the optical one. There is also a face unlock but it is not reliable, to begin with and you have to wait for the selfie camera to pop up. The phone comes with Android 10 right out of the box.
OnePlus 7T Pro is powered by the snapdragon 855+ on deck, which makes it a little faster than the OnePlus 7 Pro in terms of performance. Memory-wise, the OnePlus 7T Pro is available with either 8 or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage. That\'s a generous amount of storage, especially considering the price tag of the device. Speaking of the OnePlus 7T Pro, its camera setup is the same as the one on the OnePlus 7 Pro, with just a few slight differences. It features 48MP main camera, f/1.6, OIS, 1/2\" sensor size, 8MP 3x telephoto camera, f/2.4, OIS, 16MP ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2, 16MP pop-up selfie camera. While it uses the ultra-wide-angle camera, the phone lets you choose three different levels of zoom - 0.6x ultra-wide, 1x regular and 2x zoom.
OnePlus is working on the next device in the OnePlus 8 series after OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. As per reports, the OnePlus 8 Pro is already in the development stage, which means that the design may or may not be finalized yet. Recently, there were some new leaked images of the alleged OnePlus 8 Pro, reaffirming the design. The OnePlus 8 Pro will have a noticeable difference in the design as compared to its predecessor. The management at OnePlus has already said that they will be working on exciting camera features and the leaked images justify the claim.
The leaked diagram shows that the device will come with four camera lens on the rear side. This will be the first phone by the company to have four cameras on the backside. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with three cameras on the rear side with the primary being a 48MP image sensor and a single image sensor on the front. The extra camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro is likely a ToF sensor.
Another leak suggests that the upcoming flagship device will be available in two variants. One version appears with a single punch-hole camera with the second device that will be launched with a punch-hole display. There is no clarity for now but it should likely be the OnePlus 8 with single punch-hole while the model with two punch-hole cameras. The fingerprint sensor could be an in-screen display as the diagram doesn't show any rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The display will be similar to its predecessor with curved design and 90Hz fresh rate. We will be seeing the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro around the first quarter of the next year. This is only the expected and rumored date which isn't confirmed by the official sources yet. Stay tuned for more information on the OnePlus 8 series.
The recent leak comes from the website RootMyGalaxy, courtesy of leaker @Thedroidleaks, who has been active for some time in the tech industry. Although the leak isn't confirmed officially, still it sounds pretty surprising. While the OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the most popular smartphones recently, but it might not be as biggest as we might expect. As per leaks, the device is going to even smaller than its predecessor. There isn't much information on the specs of the device so far, but we are not expecting a huge change from the OnePlus 7 Pro in terms of screen resolution, features, or hardware specs like the camera.
The leak suggests that the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 6.5-inch screen, making it smaller than the OnePlus 7T Pro or Pro, both of which had a 6.67-inch display. Usually, smartphone manufacturers are aiming for a bigger screen every year and going backward seems strange. For the lite version, the phone could be even smaller than this. Other reports suggest that there will be 8GB of RAM and 12GB RAM variants. This is the same as OnePlus 7T Pro. The 12GB of RAM was in the McLaren Edition phone though, so the standard 7T Pro had the same 8GB of RAM. But since other companies are integrating into even 16GB at this point, 8GB of RAM feels a little less than the required memory.
Another leak suggests that the phone is going to have a 4,500mAh power pack. That's higher than the 4,085mAh of the OnePlusl 7T Pro. Other rumors are claiming a much higher display refresh rate that goes up to 120HZ. The device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 processing chip, 4,500mAh battery, and 50W fast charging. We can expect some delay in the release of the phone due to coronavirus spread in China. But hopefully, we will see it in the second quarter of this year.
OnePlus has a reputation for mid-range smartphones but after years of keeping its budget-conscious consumers happy, the company is now moving to premium high-end flagships. OnePlus 8 Pro is its latest premium flagship smartphone starting at $899. It is one of the most expensive phones in the market right now even though it hasn't crossed the $1000 price line yet. OnePlus has been keen on its design, visual changes, and material choices. It even unveiled a concept phone that aims to showcase their evolving proficiency in colors, material, and final look and feel. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, the company decided to finally go for wireless charging, implementing its new 30-watt wireless warp charge, and finally adding rationality to their decision of using the fragile backing material.
Last year's model, the OnePlus 7 was considerably larger than what any user would consider comfortable. The OnePlus 8 Pro has similar weight and dimensions, but it's slightly narrow and taller. However, the display area is 6.67" diagonally to 6.68". The company opted for a punch hole at the top of the screen at its front side. This is interesting as compared to the last generation when OnePlus 7 Pro has a true full-screen display, free of instructions. Some users might find teardrop cutout in the top-center of the screen less intrusive than any hole punch.
The OnePlus 8 Pro also has new display features such as motion processing, adaptive display white balance, and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping. OnePlus partnered with a company called Pixelworks for these features, and there is a dedicated display processor in the OnePlus 8 Pro that handles them. You can read more about these features (as well as with a few others) in our separate OnePlus 8 display tech preview.
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 12MP camera that results in very sharp edges, and the image processing favors aggressively high contrast and saturation. The front-facing camera is really good even in low-light conditions. However, the result may not come as the best as compared to the other rival's cameras. The handset comes with the latest OxygenOS addition with a new dark mode.
In mid-February, the premiere of two flagships Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro was released in an online event. But due to Coronavirus outbreak company decided to delay the launch. The flagships have top-end characteristics, an attractive design and many functionalities, but it seems that the company is planning for more.Until today, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro was a high-end phone of the premium category and occupies a leading position in the portfolio of smartphones of the company. But it may happen that it won't be the able to hold the same position for long time, and all because of the release of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro +.
Rumors have confirmed the upcoming announcement of the plus version. The phone has a slogan "Look beyond the world". The ultimate flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+ should have a 100 megapixel sensor in the main camera, support for 12x optical zoom, a display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the top-end Snapdragon 865 platform and fast 65-watt charging.
The authenticity of this news remains to be verified. According to rumors circulating in the network, in the second half of the year, Xiaomi plans to show five more flagships based on the Snapdragon 865. There are also predictions that the company will release a device with 6.67-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio HDR10 + display with 90Hz refresh rate. The phone will be powered by Octa Core (1 x 2.84GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU. Xiaomi Mi 10 may feature a high-quality 108MP rear camera with 1/ 1.33″ Samsung sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.69 aperture, OIS, 8P lens LED flash. 13MP 123° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture. 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, 8k at 30fps, 4k 60fps, 960fps at 720p.
As technology continues to expand at an incredible rate, so does the amount of impressive devices springing up. One such device is that of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Since the OnePlus One burst onto the market in 2014, OnePlus have continued to provide a first-class gaming experience for a much cheaper price than the high-end phones.
Of course, phones are no longer just a contacting device; they are cameras, mini computers and even mini consoles. Almost anything can be played on a smartphone, whether that's first-person shooter games or even the likes of American casino sites. And, as the amount of promotions for mobile gamers continues to grow, then so will the number of users.
Included in this category is the OnePlus 8 Pro; now hailed as one of the best all-round phones for Android gamers, the Pro will set you back £600, but it is seemingly worth every penny.
The 8 Pro is £50 dearer than one of its predecessors the 7T, but with the enhanced performance, its 5G capability and a classier design, that extra £50 gives you a lot more for your money.
A more suave design
The main thing that £50 price hike gets you over the 7T - alongside improved performance and 5G - is a classier design.
On first look, it's hard to tell the difference between the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8. They have the same screen-heavy fronts and same curvy glass back, but the Pro's centrally-mounted camera module costs more with chunkier housing and more sensors. The Pro also possesses a greater curved screen edge and is lighter, making one-handed usage easier.
The Pro wins in performance
What the OnePlus 8 lacks in regards to the Pro is the absence of QHD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, but a 6.55-inch 1080p AMOLED display is still bright and sharp enough to portray accurate colours and an impressive high contrast.
Its 90Hz refresh rate is, however, 50% higher than any iPhone so games on platforms like sagamblingsites.co.za that support higher frame rates can benefit.
In terms of gaming and performance, the OnePlus 8 and the Pro both contain the Snapdragon 865 CPU - which is as fast as an Android phone will allow right now. Whilst the Pro has the lightning-fast LPDDR5 RAM, the OnePlus 8 provides a choice of 8GB or 12GB of RAM which is more than enough for even the most demanding of games.
The 8 claws back some ground with battery life
Both phones also possess a ‘Fnatic Mode' which optimizes the phone's resources for gaming, blocking all notifications. The Game Space app enables micromanagement of the 8, with features such as answering calls on speakerphone whilst gaming, for example.
Where the OnePlus 8 blasts the Pro into the water is in terms of battery life. With a less bright, sharp and high-refresh rate display than the Pro, you can game for hours. Plus, the included 30W USB-C charger will boost the battery back up in quick time.
Both outstanding phones, the Pro just edges it
So whilst, the OnePlus 8 may not be as ‘out there' as the Pro, it is still an incredible piece of kit for less than £600. A Snapdragon 865 CPU and large 90Hz display makes it ideal for gaming, and, with a battery life and software detail that are outstanding to say the least, it is certainly equipped for long gaming usage. Its more expensive sibling - the Pro - may well be a clearer choice, but the OnePlus 8 still packs a great punch.
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The new iPhone 12 Pro is here and it comes with a wave of new features and cool stuff. But what we like most about it, is its upgraded and super fast processor. The phone has Apple's latest processor - the A14 Bionic. It allows you to load apps and games much faster than ever before. It can also do really fast software and hardware processing to create a stunning photography experience without any glitch.
If you are many iPhone users who love to take photos and shoot videos with their phones, you are going to love the auto-focus feature that comes with the iPhone 12 pro model. The phone has three 12-megapixel cameras on the rear side of the phone with a 12-megapixel camera on the front side and a LiDAR scanner. All three cameras together can take intelligent photo features like smart HDR 3, Deep fusion, Portrait mode, as well as night mode for letting you take pictures in low-light conditions. And because of the LiDAR scanner, the auto-focus of the camera is super fast too.
Apple has also redesigned its phone's exterior this year. Which means you are getting a four-times tougher phone. This is partially due to the new material Apple has used to manufacture their phone - called a ceramic shield. This new material isn't even glass, but nano-ceramic crystals that are transparent. The result is a phone that is super tougher even without a case.
The new iPhone 12 pro has the new MagSafe charging accessory which makes the charging process a lot easier and faster. All you have to do is to snap the wireless charger onto the backside of the phone and it starts to charge the batteries. MagSafe charges at twice the speed of standard wireless charging pads.
Last but not the least, the iPhone 12 Pro has support for the 5G network. That's right. The latest iPhone is future proof. Whether you are watching a movie, playing an online game, or downloading files, you can do it at a much faster speed. This feature may not be exciting for everyone because support for 5G is still limited and we may not have it in every part of the world in a couple of years. But you can benefit from it if you are living in an area that has a 5G network.
If you are a proud owner of Redmi Note 9 in India, you could be among the few Redmi users who will be getting Android 11 updates in India. The new update is limited to selected users initially, though it will reach all Redmi Note 9 series phones in the near future. Xiaomi released the phone early this year in March, alongside the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The smartphone originally came with the older version of Android this year out of the box. However, it has already received an update to MIUI 12 in September. This update brought up lots of changes to the user interface, including a refreshed interface.
According to the users getting the update, the latest Redmi Note 9 pro update is around 2.3GB in size and is based on a firmware version MIUI V18.104.22.168.RJWINXM. The official changelog doesn't offer any information on the changes this update might bring. However, it does show that the new software update can be downloaded through a stable channel.
How to get the latest Android update
If you haven't received the OTA update, you can initiate the process manually. First you need to check if you are among the users who are getting the update. You can check the status of the Android 11 update on your Redmi Note 9 pro by going to Settings > About phone. The new update installs the latest Android 11 operating system to your phone that Google launched earlier this year. However, this update doesn't come with any security patch released by Google.
The Redmi Note 9 series isn't a modern-day light weight phone. It has a large battery and display of 6.67-inch with full HD+ screen. The phone comes with a standard 60Hz panel and doesn't have a 90hz refresh rate like some recently launched phones, including the Realme 6. The company suggests that there isn't any app at the moment that is taking advantage of such a high refresh rate and it only consumes the battery life. The phone has Snapdragon 720G SoC that isn't powerful enough. Xiamoi sells the Redmi Note 9 pro in India at a starting price of Rs. 13,999. The phone is selling for three different configurations in india - GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 4GB RAM/128GB internal storage, and 4GBRAM/128GB storage.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has taken photography to the next level. The phone features several camera modes that allow you to take almost DSLR-like photos with a simple point and shoot camera. The phone has a standard photo mode that uses a 50-megapixel primary camera. The sensor is RYYB instead of regular RGB which can take more light and create vibrant photos. Mate 40 Pro offers aperture mode that allows you to get manual control over how much light you want to take in. This mode is good for advanced users who like manual control over all the elements.
Recently, we have seen the latest trend of smartphones competing for overnight modes. The device takes great images even in low-light situations in night mode, although when you take a dark photo in the standard photo, integrated AI optimization plays its role to make pictures look brighter and sharper. If you are taking pictures where light is good enough, it is better not to switch to night mode as the standard model is also capable of taking low-light photos.
The portrait mode introduced in Huawei Mate 40 Pro is slightly more advanced than regular smartphones. As it doesn't just blur the background but also softens the background and applies a desaturation effect to clearly differentiate you from the background. If you like the traditional black-and-white style photography, perhaps, the monochrome effect is for you. The device can add a black and white filter to a color image. You can apply the monochrome overlay for regular images or portrait shots.
Last but not the least, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro features Moon mode which was introduced back in Huawei P30, but the company didn't highlight it much. The results have incredible improvement and you can take pictures of the moon by simply zooming in and keeping the moon in the frame.
Smartphones are blurring the line between them and desktop computers nowadays and Xiaomi is about to blur that line even further with their upcoming Mi Note 2 Pro. According to a screenshot posted by AndroidPure, the upcoming handset from the Chinese manufacturer will sport beyond flagship grade specs like 8GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU, clocked at 2.6GHz! The superphone will also have an in-built storage of 256GB and Google's latest and greatest Android OS Nougat will be running on it right out of the box. However, the only catch is that this "screenshot" could very well be a fake, much to our dismay.
As we now know that the previously rumoured launch date of the Mi Note 2 Pro (September 24) turned out to be wrong, it still is a bit of a mystery as to when it will actually be released. Since the Mi5s and Mi5s Plus was just launched in China, the date for the Mi Note 2 Pro's launch could be further away than rumors had originally predicted. In case you are not aware, these two are also packing the Qualcomm SD 821 chipset and enhanced camera capabilities that the OEM has declared to be better than even those sported by the flagship grade Samsung and Apple smartphones. Considering that the smartphones also cost about half of what an Apple iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would cost, things are getting really tight for the big boys.
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sold better and faster than any other smartphone ever in the history of online flash sales last year in India, and now Xiaomi has recently unveiled the successors to the Redmi Note 4 in the country. Instead of just one Redmi Note 5 though, the Chinese OEM has unveiled a more premium version of the Note 5 as well, aka the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Read on to find out the key specs on both before they go on flash sale come February 22. If you are in India, a piece of advice; just spend the extra cash and get the Note 5 Pro because it's just a better deal in every way possible.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Key Specs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 Full-screen display at 18:9 ratio, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 and rounded corners
3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage (expandable storage)
12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera (with selfie flash)
OS: MIUI 9 over Android 7.0 Nougat
Headphone jack included,
Color Options: Gold, Black, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue
Price: Rs 9,999 ($155 approx.) and Rs 11,999 ($185 approx.)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Key Specs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 full-screen display at 18:9 ratio, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 and rounded corners
4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage (expandable storage)
12-megapixel + 5-mgapixel rear camera and 20-megapixel front camera (with selfie flash)
OS: MIUI 9 over Android 7.0 Nougat
Headphone jack included
Color Options: Gold, Black, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue
Price: Rs 13,999 ($217 approx.) for the 4GB/64GB variant
If you are in India, take my advice and just spend the extra bit of cash to get the Note 5 Pro because it's really the better deal.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 Pro series in the Chinese market in March this year. The series had Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition. Xiaomi is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers. Giztop is now offering the Xiaomi for a considerably lower price. The phone features 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM model would normally set you back $549, but you can get your hands on it for a much less price at $499 through Giztop.
If the phone still doesn't fit with your budget, all you need to do is to apply coupon RK30100 at the time of checkout. The coupon will save you $100 more, by bringing the price further down to $399. The phone is available in blue and white colors. If you want the upper-end variant of the phone, you might want to check out the model that ships with 8GB of RAM and offers 128GB of internal storage. While the phone is normally sold at $649 on the aforesaid model, Giztop is giving you a chance to purchase the phone only for $599.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the screen. It is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor along with a competent Adreno 650 GPU under the hood. The phone houses a four-camera system with a 64MP lens, 13MP, 5MP, and 2MP at the rear side of the display. For the front-facing camera, the phone houses a 20MP pop-up camera for taking selfies and video calling. The phone is backed by a 4,700mAh battery and runs MIUI 11 based on the Android 10 operating system.
Xiaomi unveils Redmi K20 Pro and it has everything you need in a premium smartphone. It is the latest and the first smartphone that cost less than $400 and still powered by the Snapdragon 855. Xiaomi has focused exclusively on the budget category with Redmi series but with Redmi K20 Pro it is going to change the whole Redmi branding for good. It has a similar design to K20 but has high-end hardware specification that makes it even better.
It is the first most affordable smartphone with Snapdragon 855 chipset which will really improve the performance of the phone. The device has a huge 6.39-inch FHD display without any cutout at the front due to a retractable front camera. It features a 20MP sensor for the front camera. The camera pop up under a second, and you can also customize the activation sound. But the most spectacular feature of the device is its evocative gradient background which will make you fall in love with its look and feel.
It has a 48MP primary sensor for the rear camera, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 13MP wide-angle shooter. The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 27W wired charging, which takes around an hour to charge from zero to 100 percent. For connectivity, it has a Wi-Fi, a USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.0. The Redmi K20 Pro will go on sale from tomorrow in China and will be available in red, blue, and carbon fiber color options. The Redmi K20 will go on sale from June 6 in China and will start from $290.
There is a reason why Samsung has been dethroned by Xiaomi in the world's second largest smartphone market, and that's because Xiaomi is the king of budget smartphones. While a lot of companies had been trying to compete with Xiaomi in the same category recently, Mi continues to be the undisputed leader of value-for-money smartphones. If there was any doubt in anybody's mind regarding that fact, the Redmi K20 Pro has washed them away with swift efficiency. Starting at just INR 27,999/$405, it has set the bar way too high and the price way too low for anyone to compete. Just take a look at the key specs below to know what we are getting for that price and your mind may truly be blown!
· Qualcomm SDM855 (Snapdragon 855) SoC
· 6.39 inch, AMOLED display with HDR support and no notch!
· 6GB/8GB RAM
· 128GB/256GB internal storage without expandable memory card slot
· 4,000mAh battery
· 48MP (Sony IMX586) + 13MP + 8MP AI triple camera at the back
· All three (Carbon Black, Flame Red, Glacier Blue) color options are actually cool!
· 20 MP, f/2.2 front camera that pops up
· In-display fingerprint scanner
· Fast charging with 27W (Quick Charge 4+) charger support
The most expensive version with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM costs INR 30,999/$450, which at this point makes it the best value for money proposition in the world of smartphones.
The Chinese brand Xiaomi launched a new smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro but this is a renamed version of the Redmi K20 Pro which was already launched back in May. It follows the Xiaomi Mi 9T which was itself a renamed version of the Redmi K20. The Redmi versions are available in China, while the Mi 9T models are manufactured for European countries. The rebranding will make sense to some people as Redmi brand isn't well known outside China.
The Mi 9T Pro has some more desirable features than Mi 9T. It has a rear panel with a nano-holographic finish which gives a stunning look. If you hold it in the hand, you can have at an eye-catching flame effect appeared to be deep below the surface. It looks fantastic, and comes in either red or black, but appears to be missing the blue color from the Mi 9T. the body is made of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear. Xiaomi has chosen a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen for the Mi 9T, with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
With Mi 9T Pro the device goes notch-less as the selfie camera is a pop-up unit on top of the phone. The device is equipped with a 20-megapixel selfie camera, joined by a triple-lens camera on the back, made of a 48-mega pixel main lens, a 13-mega pixel wide-angle lens, and an 8-mega pixel telephoto lens. The phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The Mi 9T Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, compared to the Mi 9T's Snapdragon 730. It comes with 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space. The battery has the same 4,000mAh capacity but gains faster charging. It is announced for release in Europe, the Mi 9T Pro costs 400 euros, or about $443, for the 64GB model, or 450 euros/$500 for the 128GB phone.
Xiamoi had great success with its phenomenally designed Redmi Note series, and just as the Redmi Note 7 made to the news by featuring a 48-MP phone camera earlier this year, Redmi Note 8 Pro is also coming up with a big camera lens. Realme semi-revealed its XT with the same sensor a couple of days ago, but the company is making it official now.
The camera phone with extra hardware and software capabilities are no longer surprise anyone. This is something almost everyone expects nowadays. But 48MP seems huge. Why would someone want a 64-mega pixel camera lens on a phone?
Another curious thing is - Is the image produced by a 48-mega pixel camera on a phone a high definition image? or the processing is done at some other level. Generally, mobile phones can't handle such a lens. There are two sensor designs in Redmi Note that are grouped together in fours for better light sensitivity. Using this technique a 48 MP camera phone will produce an only a 12-megapixel image. While Samsung 64-MP sensor gets you 16 MP resolution which is physically large, so it will capture more light.
In some situations, you might want to shoot in 64MP camera mode, but mostly 16MP mode will be useful. Realme has provided the sample images that were taken by the Redmi Note 8. The images do indeed presents lots of detail in certain areas of the image, though the heavy-duty processing was done on the software end.
There are a 6.55-inch 1080p screen and a quad-camera setup including that 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and two assistive 2-megapixel sensors along with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The Note 8 Pro uses MediaTek's gaming-focused Helio G90T processor paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage.
Xiaomi is expected to announce its next Mi series flagship smartphone by February or March at max. Even though we don\'t have a confirmed official date or specs but there are recent amount of leaks that keep popping up here and there. A recent leak suggests that the phone is going to be called Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G and will likely to be unveiled on Feb 11. Now, a reputable leaker Weibo (via FoneArena) has uploaded some interesting images of possible Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G, revealing few exciting details about specifications.
The images reveal the upcoming flagship smartphone with High-resolution branding of the company and it will have a quad-camera setup at the rear side of the phone. As per the tipster on the same website Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro will feature a high-resolution camera lens up to 108MP for the primary camera, just like the Mi Note 10 that Xiaomi launched last year. The surfaced images of the Mi 10 Pro show a curved display with a hole-punch cutout for the front camera. There is a speaker grille at the top and bottom. As you can see from the images, there is no pop-up camera this time. We don\'t know from the images if the phone has an IR blaster or not, but we don\'t see any headphone port.
One of the images shows a 65W charger that means the Xiomi Mi 10 Pro 5G would be using the Oppo Reno Ace for the fast charging solution on Paper. There are no leaks about the battery size so far but we can assume that it could be around 3500mAh to 4000mAh. In the recent Snapdragon tech summit last month Xiamoi confirmed that the Mi 10 will be using the Snapdragon 865 chipset. So we can assume that the Mi 10 Pro 5G will be using the same chip. The images haven\'t been confirmed by official sources, so we can take these as another leak and wait for the day when it is finally released.
A new year just started and Xiamoi seems to have big plans for the year ahead. The company is looking forward to launching more than ten 5G smartphones this year, and the new MI 10 series is expected to be released soon enough. Xiaomi has already confirmed that they are working on the MI 10 series, and references to the Xiaomi MI 10 and MI 10 Pro were found in the MIUI 11 v20.16 code base. The model numbers for MI 10 and MI 10 Pro are M2001J2C and M2001J1C respectively. Recently, there were rumors about the price and specs for the two 2020 Xiamoi premium smartphones on the internet and possibly we also got a hands-on look at the premium variant. The MI 10 and MI 10 Pro seems to differ in terms of battery capacity, memory, and camera setup.
In the last week of January, a Weibo tipster uploaded pics of what they called is the Xiaomi MI 10 Pro 5G. The images and packaging suggest that this could be the name of the smartphone, and the images show a few possible design details about the upcoming device. From the images, we can see that the device will have a curved display with a camera cutout on the left-hand side and a curved glass back panel. It also looks like the handset could feature a quad-rear camera featuring a 108MP primary lens and speaker grills at the top and bottom of the device. We can't quite make out whether the phone has an IR blaster, but we don't see a headphone port.
The picture only shows a mobile phone in one color - deep electric blue. But there would be other color variants that may we know about shortly. The Xiaomi MI 10 is believed to be more affordable than any other phone in the series. As per leaked specs, the MI 10 could feature a 6.5-inch 90Hz OLED display. Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the device will be one of the first smartphones to use the Snapdragon 865 silicon, meaning it will support dual-model 5G network connectivity. The Xiaomi MI 10 is also expected to have a quad-camera setup, with a Sony IMX686 sensor leading the pack. This is the same 64MP sensor featured on the Redmi K30. The other lenses are said to be including a 20MP lens, a 12MP telephoto sensor, a 5MP snapper, and hopefully a 30X digital zoom.
Last year's Redmi K20 Pro was inarguably one of the best flagship smartphones from the company. The device offered high-quality hardware at a very affordable price, making it one of the most popular smartphones of the year.
Xiaomi has officially confirmed on Weibo that the Redmi K30Pro will arrive in March, although we don't have a specific date yet. It also uploaded a poster showing a phone without a punch-hole camera in the top corners. The Redmi K30 Pro has expected the company's latest smartphone belongs to the flagship category, just like its predecessor K20 Pro.
We have heard a lot about the phone so far, and now we know that it is coming next month. The poster and the leaks also give hint that Redmi K30 Pro will feature a pop-up selfie camera instead of the K30's punch-hole cute-out. The picture doesn't show the whole display but it doesn't make any sense for having the selfie camera the bottom of the device. But it is far more likely that Xiaomi is reverting to the K20 family's pop-up camera.
A few rumors suggest that the device will feature a 64MP quad rear camera system. Other leaks suggest that the K30 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 and will support the 5G network connectivity. The device has a 4,700mAh battery that is sufficient enough to keep it on charge for a whole day even for the heavy user. Unfortunately, the phone doesn't offer wireless charging. We have to wait till next month to see what else the phone has to offer.
There is a good percentage of mobile users prefer to play video games when they have to kill their time. And knowing while mobile is better at games can be its selling point. Redmi Note 8 Pro series is known as one of the best performing mid-range devices of the last year. The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a very powerful processor MediaTek Helio G90T which is specifically made for gamers. The latest price for the pro model is around $184 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variants. What special about this phone is that it beats one of the very expensive Galaxy S20 Plus in gaming tests that came out as a surprise for many users.
The test was performed by YouTube Chong Li who posted a video on the gaming comparison of Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. He played a top-tier game PUBG mobile which is a graphically intense game for mobile devices. He ran the test for 30-minutes and results were completely unexpected. The Redmi Note 8 Pro uses the MediaTek chip whereas the Redmi Exynos 990 struggle to maintain a stable 60fps for more than 10 minutes and dropped to 50fps. The drop is caused by overheating and throttling caused by game processing for a long time.
Here it is important to note that Galaxy S20 plus is available in Exynos 990 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 variants. Although the Snapdragon is only available for the USA and South Korea. The Exynos version is aimed at Asian countries. Although Exynos isn't too bad as well but can't compete with MediaTek processors. The latest Exynos 992 is 1-3% more power-efficient than Snapdragon 865 and its predecessor and we expect better work in the future as well. We may see Exynos 1000 chipset that will be made in collaboration with AMD.
POCO, a spin-out brand out of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is making its transition towards being an independent firm. The POCO F2 Pro, just like its predecessor hit the high price tag. It features an edge-to-edge 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels. The device is equipped with the latest network technology to support 5G connectivity. It has an in-screen fingerprint scanner that is fast enough to give users a smooth unlocking experience. The phone has a quad-core rear camera system with a pop-up front camera that tucks away when not needed without making any mechanical sounds. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack that is often missed by flagship smartphones.
The device comes in two variants: one model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is roughly cost around $540. The other model features 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage that cost around $560. Both of these models operate on Android 10 and went on sale starting Tuesday through Chinese E-commerce sites. The company also has a plan to sell it on Amazon and other international big websites including its official website. The phone support dual-SIM, a popular feature in many Asian countries.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor, with Adreno 650GPU. The company also claims to design the largest vapor chamber to support liquid cool in any smartphone. This technology helps to keep the device cool even when a user is playing graphic-intensive games such as Fortnite and Pubg on the mobile phone. The phone has a 64MP camera by Sony as a primary lens, with a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro, and one 2MP depth sensor lens in the camera system. The selfie-camera is housed in a pop-up camera casing. The front camera can take pictures up to 20MP. The rear camera system is capable of recording videos in 8K resolution at 24fps and 4k at 60fps. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, and Phantom white colors. The battery is 4,700mAh with support for fast charging and ships with a 33W charger in the box.
Xiamoi Redmi K series has been one of the most successful mid-range series. Redmi K20 was the first phone introduced by the company in the K product line. It was also the first one to feature to pop-up selfie camera. And now recently, a Weibo user submitted a post at Digital chat station that Redmi may launched its next smartphone Redmi K40 in the fourth quarter of this year and K40 Pro in the first quarter of the next year. According to his blog the successor the popular K30 will also feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 Soc as well.
Its predecessor Redmi K30 Ultra was powered with MediaTek's dimensity 1000+ processor. Redmi 30 series was launched in December 2019. The phone is already been certified via 3C which stamps on the leaks. Although, there isn't much information on specs at the 3C website. It did confirm, however, the 5G connectivity support.
Some of the specs has already been leaked and also confirmed officially including the phone's high-resolution display. The company manager Wang Teng, has revealed himself that the company will equip the new series with an OLED display panel. He further added that the Redmi K4 series will feature a higher refresh rate as compared to the old-generation smartphones. It is rumored that the phone will have up to 120Hz display refresh rate on both models. This detail was also confirmed by the company's CEO, Lei Jun.
Previous leaks suggest that the phone will be powered by a 4,500mAh battery and may support 33W fast charging. The series will feature quad-camera system at the rear side, that might be something similar to the existing Redmi K30 series.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 series was launched in the Chinese market in the first quarter of this year. The series comprises two flagship smartphones - Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition. Xiaomi is one of the most reliable mobile phone manufacturers and you can expect a quality product from them even when the price suddenly gets some cut. The Giztop, China's one of the most popular e-retailers, is offering Xiaomi Redmi K30 pro for a considerably lower price. The phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that was sold at $549, but you can get almost $100 discount at Giztop.
Another variant comes with 8GB RAM and offers the same 128GB internal storage. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with 1080x2400 pixels and weighs only 218g. The phone has a Gorilla Glass 5 front and back with an aluminum frame that gives it an elegant look. The device has support for Dual-SIM. The super AMOLED touchscreen can show 16M colors. The phone comes with an Android 10 operating system out of the box and powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865.
The phone has a quad-camera system with a 64MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary telephoto macro camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth camera lens. For the front photography, a 20M pop-up camera capture self-portraits and video calling. The phone has a massive 4,700mAh battery and runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Phantom white, electric purple, cyber gray.
Mi 10 pro plus is rumored to be the fastest charging phone to be released this year, according to the tipster Digital Chat Station. This post went online just a day after a Xiaomi smartphone reportedly posted an impressive score on AnTuTu benchmarks. The phone with the model number M2007J1SC recorded a benchmarking score of 687,422. Earlier this week, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun also talked about the top-class specifications. Considering all these developments, it is safe to assume that the upcoming handset may be Xiamoi's premium flagship Mi 10 pro plus.
The report suggested that the upcoming phone may feature a combination of wired, wireless, and reverse wireless charging technology. Yesterday the same tipster also shared the benchmark scores of a Xiamoi device. Scoring 182,883 points in CPU, 292,704 points in GPU, 115,687 points in memory and 96,148 points in UX tests, the device had a total score of 687,422. In comparison, the high-end Lenovo Legion Phone Duel posted a score of 648,871. The rumour mill suggests that this device may be the upcoming Mi 10 Pro Plus.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun shared information on the device specs. The phone is expected to feature a high-refresh rate scree, a powerful camera with 30x and above zoom. For security, it uses an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers and inbuilt cooling technology to prevent the processor from overheating. Jun also mentioned that the device battery may have a capacity of 4,500mAh and above. It's camera features a front and rear optical sensors with sensitive automatic brightness control. In terms of connectivity and communication with other devices, it is expected to support near-field communication and an infrared remote control. The phone might be launched in the next month in China.
Earlier this week, we had some rumors about Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi Note 9 series and its launch. As per tipster Digital Chat Station at Weibo, Xiaomi could launch these new Redmi Note 9 series phones next month. Xiaomi hasn't confirmed the launch date for the new phone series yet, as two of the three upcoming devices have now appeared on the official website of China's TENNA regulatory agency. There is an official page for the Redmi Note series but the listings don't reveal their key specs, and just give a glimpse on the first look at the design. Based on the specs listed on the TENNA website, it looks like that the smartphones will be more powerful than some of the best cheap Android phones yet.
As per the TENAA listing, the Redmi Note 9 5G Pro will feature a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a hole-punch design in the top-left corner for a 13MP front-facing camera sensor. The phone will be powered by MediaTek's Density 800U chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The device has a triple camera setup at the rear side with a 48MP primary sensor. The phone will be powered by a large 5,000mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G features a 6.67-inch FHD+ display and is run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 750G chipset. Another rumor suggests that the phone will have a high refresh rate of up to 120hHz with Xiaomi's adaptive sync technology. The phone has a quad-camera module with a 108MP primary sensor. It will also come with a 4,720mAh battery, a 16MP selfie camera, and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone. Both the phones are running Android 10-based MIUI out of the box.
There was a time when Chinese manufacturers were accused of copying features and designs from the more established brands, especially Apple. While some manufacturers are still on that road and it cannot be denied that even the most reputed of manufacturers have copied design elements from Apple, certain Chinese OEMs have introduced revolutionary concepts in the recent years, way ahead of Apple or Samsung. The Vivo Nex is the only true bezel less phone in the world right now and Huawei did revolutionize the smartphone camera by launching the incredible P 20 Pro; which was at that time, the only smartphone in the world with three rear cameras.
As a follow up to the P 20 Pro, Huawei will soon be launching the Mate 20 Pro, which is expected to further improve smartphone photography by introducing an enhanced version of the extremely successful Fusion Light technology we saw on the P 20 Pro. Apparently, the Mate 20 Pro will feature four rear cameras by Leica (an extra wide-angle lens), but instead of using Fusion Light, it will use an AI-powered version of it, called FusionMind. The exact details are fuzzy at the moment, but sources have it that the AI-powered technology will help to produce better, sharper images by automatically squeezing multiple pixels into one pixel, as necessary. Fusion Light on the P 20 Pro already provides users with an option to choose between 40-mp or 10-mp (squeezed pixels) images and this seems to be an enhanced version of that. Aside from the huge notch, it does look like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is going to be a very lucrative option soon. You can check out some of the other rumors at Gizmochina.
Huawei has started rolling out a new EMUI update for its new flagship P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, which adds a night mode feature for the 32MP selfie camera. The update is currently being rolled out only to the Chinese variants of the two smartphones. According to GizmoChina, the feature is referred to as "super night mode" which enables users to capture high-quality images even in low-light conditions. So far, there are no official photos that describe the quality of the camera. So we need to see how long we have to wait just to wait how effective the new feature is.
We don't know how this super night works or how it is different than the usual night mode photography. It is not similar to the night mode feature which is already available for the rear side cameras on both handsets. The existing night mode in the devices has long-exposure which combines several images into one image to create a brighter image with lower noise. The update is called version 22.214.171.124, and it also has packed August security patch and a few other changes. These include optimizations for the in-display fingerprint sensor, activation of VoLTE calling for China Telecom subscribers, and a new video editing feature for the default Gallery app.
Since the update is for the Chinese market only, it may take some time for the super night mode to reach to other users in other regions. Huawei has confirmed that a beta for the P30 will be coming on September 8, and along with the P30, Huawei shared a list of devices slated to receive the EMUI 10 update as well.
The Huawei P40 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the tech industry. The company is facing some real problems in the manufacturing area after the Trump administration banned the company. Because of the ongoing Huawei ban, the company can't use any Google apps including the Play Store. This instantly makes it undesirable for the majority of the people using Google and its apps on the daily basis. When the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, it had everything to be a rock star of the industry but because it lacked the apps, not many people outside China wanted it.
Despite an unseen future of Huawei and other Chinese smartphone manufacturers, tech enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Huawei phones. As per rumors the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 lite, there could be another P40 Pro Premium Edition too with thee perhaps. While Samsung and Apple are releasing their phones this year, and many more coming later in 2020, the phone needs a serious implementation of hardware and software specs to be considered by consumers.
Huawei has officially confirmed the release date of the phone - that is the end of March. This may not come as a surprise of many as the P30 and P30 Pro were unveiled in March 2019, the P20 and P20 Pro were launched back in March 2018. Huawei isn't launching the phone at MWC 2020 event, maybe the company is looking for dedicated limelight for the phone. The Huawei P40 price is a more interesting conversation. At launch, the Huawei P30 cost £699 / AU$1,099 (roughly $910), and the P30 Pro started at £899 (AU$1,599, around $1,140), which were both pricier than the previous year's entries. Interestingly, despite of the ban, the company still aims to launch the phone worldwide.
Recently leaked news refers to the predecessor of P30 Pro as the P40 Pro. Huawei has announced that the phone will be officially unveiled on March 26, 2020, in Paris. Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirmed the name of the Huawei P40 series and called it the world's most powerful 5G smartphone. The Chinese brand also displayed its first foldable smartphone the Huawei Mate XS at the MWC that was conducted virtually due to the coronavirus problem in the region. The company also showed off the 5G variant of the MatePad Pro, as well as new laptops and smart home devices, and a few updates to its Huawei Mobile services ecosystem and the App Gallery.
While there isn't much news about the phone, the only confirmed news we have is that the P40 series will support 5G. The smartphone will be powered by the Kirin 990 5G processing chip we saw for the first time being used in Mate 30 Pro. The next biggest news is that unless something unpredictable happens between today and March 26, the Huawei P40 won't have the Google apps or the Play Store due to the Trump administration ban.
Richard Yu is hasn't made any big claims at the event, but it will be interesting to see how the company is going to manage the competition with its most powerful 5G smartphone series - and yet no Google apps. That we need to find out in a couple of months. According to the leaks, there will be three new flagships in the P40 series - the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro premium edition. The only major difference between these phones is the camera specs. The Huawei P40 is expected to come with triple rear cameras while the P40 Pro and P40 pro premium are said to have the quad and Penta camera lenses, respectively.
The Huawei P40 Pro just got better than the last year's P30 to the point where it is nothing but perfect. It takes the P series features to the next level in a big way. With a massive camera sensor, 90Hz display refresh rate, and updated internals, there is a lot to talk about the P40 Pro. The only cons here is the lack of Google services impacts it in such a negative way. Last year, the Huawei P30 Pro was one of the best camera phones that had ever seen. Its innovative zoom camera and impressive image quality are nothing but excellent.
Despite having everything perfect on the specs sheet the phone is having a problem among the masses due to its lack of Google apps. The hardware is more than perfect but is it enough to make up for its software deficiencies? The phone has a curved top and bottom edges that make swipe gestures so smooth. The aluminum sides help users to hold it in their hands effortlessly. The volume and home buttons are set on the right edge. The device is IP68-rated and will survive some water exposure.
The phone comes with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset. It's a decent system-on-a-chip with similar CPU power to the Snapdragon 855. The device seems reasonably fast thanks to the Kirin 990 5G and 8GB RAM. But it's not a gaming device due to less capable GPU. The phone comes with a 4,200mAh battery, 256GB storage, and 40W supercharging. You can charge Huawei P40 Pro from zero to 100% in just 74 minutes. This might not sound impressive, but it gets to 97% in just 60 minutes. The face unlock feature is pretty fast and uses infrared technology to help detect the user's face even in the dark.
This is not new to anyone in the industry, but the Trump Administration has intentionally tried to hurt Chinese manufacturers and their business by placing these and its subsidiaries on the country's Entity list. That means that Chinese manufacturers like Huawei can't import products from US-based companies. This restriction was also imposed on software-based products as well. The immediate side effects of this trade ban are that many new Huawei and Honor smartphones can't use the Google Mobile Services, which includes the Google Play Store and Google Play Services.
This trade ban starts to imply on the smartphones being launched in late 2019 and early 202 flagship devices. Which includes the Huawei Mate 30 series and the Huawei P40 series. However, Huawei has found some unique way around this trade ban, which involves tweaking an existing already-certified model and then re-releasing it to the market. That's what the company seems to be working on right now with the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro New Edition. The smartphone in question was promoted on Huawei's consumer page in Germany. It previously launched a P30 Lite new Edition with Google Mobile Services.
This removes the limitation on Huawei - that can't get GMS certification for new phone models and can use the certification for only the existing model. Huawei can re-release and rebrand their existing phones as many times as they like. This is a quite flexible probation for them, too. They can add a few upgrades such as RAM, storage, and different variants of the camera module without trying to ship a new SoC. They can even change the final design of the finished product to make it look brand new. Based on the existing SoC, the phone will have a HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC since that will allow the company to retain the original P30 Pro's GMS certification. And we may have to see some new upgrades in terms of more storage, RAM, and design options.
The specifications of an unknown Realme XT Pro just got leaked via a benchmark listing. According to the sources, the device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 730G chipset and the new 64MP quad-camera setup. The company has stepped on the gas with several smartphones it is launching this year. Along with the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro being launched in August, now we have the Realme XT as well as the Realme Q being released in September. The leaked spec sheet suggest another high-end Realme device ready to be launched in the market.
Just like its predecessors and other devices, even the reported Realme XT Pro will feature a four-camera system. It will have a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera, implementing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119 degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera will house a 32MP lens. The camera specs are very similar to the Realme XT. However, the key difference comes with the processing ability that is similar to what powered the Redmi K20. This is so most powerful snapdragon chipset so far, which also beats the processing speed of 845 and 855. According to the listing, it will be paired with 8GB of RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.
The upcoming Realme XT pro seems to like be pretty much like the Realme XT, which is not surprising. This includes a 6.4-inch AMOLED display panel with a Full HD+ resolution. For the security purpose, the device is using an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometrics. The battery is rated at 4,000mAh with support for 30W VOOC fast charging from the 20W we are used to seeing from other Realme devices. It is unclear if the smartphone uses a pop-up camera for the selfies as we have it on the Realme X, or there will be a different housing.
Realme India is launching a new phone and has already started to sent out invites to the launch of the Realme X50 Pro 5G in India. The interesting thing here is that the device supports 5G connectivity and users have to pay for this extra feature, but there is no 5G in India yet. The 5G-enabled flagship smartphone will be launched in India on February 24 at an event in New Delhi at 2:30 PM IST. The company announced to release the phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the same day. Since the event has already canceled due to mobile manufacturers leaving the event after the Coronavirus outbreak. Realme X50 Pro 5G will now make its debut at an online-only event.
Realme is proud to announce that India will have its first 5G smartphone, as it will be launched a day before the iQOO 35G in the country. While 5G support will undoubtedly make the Realme X50 Pro 5G future-poof. Although not many people would buy the phone just for this feature alone, this will be India's first 5G device. So far, there are three companies are ready for 5G trials, but commercial 5G rollout in the country seems a distant dream.
Realme X50 Pro 5G will be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. Realme has also confirmed that the phone will have a 90Hz AMOLED display with dual-punch cameras, a 4500mAh battery, and 65W super dart fast charging technology. The screen is 6.5-inches and has 1080 x 2400 pixels. The device has corning gorilla glass. It has built-in 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. It has a quad-camera system that supports 64MP primary camera, 12MP, 8MP, and 2MP camera lenses. For the front camera, it uses a 32MP and 8MP camera lens. For security, the device uses fingerprint scanning technology.
Realme has come a long way since early 2018 as the Xiamoi subbrand. The company focused on budget-friendly phones and then moved to the higher-end smartphones that have proved to be quite successful so far. Realme launched its first flagship device last year, known as Realme X2 Pro, and now they have launched their first 5G smartphone - the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G has an all-metal casing with a quad-camera system on the rear side along with a bezel-less display. On the front, you can see a dual-camera cut-out. This may seem like a repeated design but maybe the company didn't want to do much experiment with the look. The back cover is available in Rust Red and Moss Green colors. The phone seems pretty thick for many, but the additional thickness may not bother you as it feels quite comfortable in the hands. There is a pair of front-facing speakers that are pretty good in terms of quality. The phone has an extra in-display optical fingerprint scanner for security.
The Realme X50 is one of the first devices in the market to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The processing chip is launched back in December of 2019 and offers almost 25% greater performance than its predecessor Snapdragon 855, and even more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 855. The Adreno 650 GPU follows a similar approach with a 20% faster image rendering when compared to the older version.
The device also comes with a charging brick that lets you charge your phone from 0 to 100 percent in less than 40 minutes. Leave it on charge for ten minutes and you are good to go for a few hours. The phone tends to heat up a bit when charging but it cools down pretty quickly. The only con you can say here is not-so-long battery life. You may have to charge your phone more than once in a day if you are a heavy user.
Realme is planning to release the X7 series smartphones on September 1. The company announced the launch date today through a teaser video posted on Chinese social network platform Weibo. The upcoming smartphone series will be containing two phones: Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro both supporting 5G connectivity. The Realme X7 series is also teased to come with a 120Hz display refresh rate. Further, Realme is like to offer the phone with thin bezels and hole-punch display design.
As per the teaser uploaded on Weibo, the Realme X7 series will support the 120Hz AMOLED display. This will be the first phone by the company so far as its current phones support 120Hz with LCD panels. The teaser released by Realme also mentions the Realme X7 Pro alongside the Realme X7. As per the video, the phones will support 5G to highlight the presence of the next-generation cellular network. The video also mentions a curved display design on the Realme X7 series. That teaser also suggests the hole-punch design.
The Realme X7 series comes with 65W fast charging and weighs less than 200 grams. The series is likely to come with a 4,500mAh battery, while the other phone could include a 4,300mAh battery. The Realme X7 series will be launched in China at 2 pm CST Asia on September 1. However, we don't know when the phone is available in other parts of the world. The Realme X7 series will be equipped with more than one rear camera and might bring significant improvements in hardware and software specifications over the existing X series.
The pop-up camera has evolved and there is a dual-lens pop-up camera now to elevate the quality of the pictures taken by a smartphone. Vivo is one of the brands putting a great emphasis on the pictures taken by selfie cameras. The main sell-out pint for the new Vivo V17 Pro is a motorized dual-lens selfie camera and it looks great too. The phone falls into a midrange category which means it won't be costing you a lot to have this astonishing looking phone.
The phone as an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio with the 6.44-inch display on the front. This device is much smaller than the OnePlus 7T. The back of the phone is made from glass and may need a protector over the top. There is a quad-camera setup placed vertically at the top of the body. It uses a USB type-c charging connection. The phone is about 7 ounces and a bit heavier for 2019 devices.
The phone comes in a beautiful color crystal sky, which is similar to Huawei P30 Pro's breathing crystal color. It has a high-gloss finish which may attract more female users. Other colors include crystal black and midnight ocean. The pop-up camera allows Vivo to get rid of the notch, leaving the AMOLED screen with only thin borders around it. The selfie camera has a single 32-megapixel wide-angle lens, plus an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens. It takes good pictures, although the beauty mode is quite aggressive.
There are four lenses at the rear side- - a 48-megapixel primary lens, a second 8-megapixel ultrawide, a 13-megapixel telephoto, and a 2-megapixel depth lens. Along with wide-angle and bokeh mode, there is a macro mode, a slow-motion video mode, and a night mode to try. The edit features are also good, with changes to focus on the bokeh mode, different filers, and plenty more.
The Vivo v17 pro has received an official price cut of Rs. 2000 within a month after its launch in India. It was launched in late September this year, and the price was Rs 29,990. The Vivo v17 pro is available online and offline at the same price. You can also further reduce the price with the 5% cashback offer if you buy the device online using HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank credit and debit cards, This would give users up to Rs. 1,400 discount on the new retail price. If you are looking for a premium smartphone with a budget-friendly option, Vivo V17 is your device.
The Vivo V17 Pro is a mid-range smartphone that comes with many premium features, full-display notch-less design. For the selfie camera, it uses a pop-up housing. The rear camera setup uses a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide unit, a 13-megapixel telephoto unit offering 2x optical zoom, and a 2-megapixel telephoto unit with 2x optical zoom, a 20megapixel depth assistance unit with an f/2.4 lens. The Vivo V17 Pro can shoot videos on both 4K and Full HD at 30fp. The front camera is 32-megapixel with a f/2.0 lens, and an ultra-wide angle unit with 8-megapixel sensor.
The device has a gradient color on the cover and available in the crystal black, crystal sky, and midnight ocean finish. The Vivo V17 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 675 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM and has 128GB storage. The display has a wider aspect ratio, with Full HD+ resolution. For connectivity, the device uses a USB-C 2.0 port for charging and tethering, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5. There is also an under-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. The phone has a solid 4,100mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
The Vivo X50 pro is the first phone this year in the X-series after a very long time. The last phone in the X series was the Vivo X21 and it was launched two years ago in 2018. The new Vivo X50 pro aims to the people who use the mobile phone to take pictures and shot videos a lot. The phone features a stabilization technology of its kind that eliminates the need for any external gimbal to shot stable videos without any shakiness or blurriness appear due to the hand or body movement. It also improves the still photography.
The Vivo X50 Pro is a stylish phone with a pretty good build quality. It feels premium and quite sturdy while holding in the hands. Vivo X50 has opted for a curved display with thin bezels all around, which gives it an edge-to-edge display impression. At first, you might think of it as a similar design as of Samsung devices due to curved display but that's all. Vivo has adopted a thin, metallic frame for the device, which is something similar to the curved design and the curved rear glass panel. The phone looks slim and sleek. It may get cold to touch in a cold room due to its body. Vivo uses Schott's Xensation Up glass on the front and rear side of the phone to give it scratch protection. The power and volume buttons are easy to reach out to.
While the phone has curved sides, it sits well in the hands of users due to the flat top and bottom of the Vivo X50 pro. For connectivity, it uses a USB Type-C port, SIM tray, primary microphone, and speaker at the bottom side. The company has put the primary microphone close to the SIM tray which can be mistaken for the ejector sometimes. The phone is available in alpha grey color only and there is a slight shift in color when light bounces off the back panel. It has a matte, frosted finish which helps to hide any fingerprints or smudges you leave on the phone.
The Vivo X50 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor and probably the first phone to be launched in India with this processor. It supports 5G connectivity and available in 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage options. The device features a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate with HDR+ certification. The phone has a quad-camera system with 48-megapixel primary camera and a gimbal stabilization feature. This feature is unique but we don't know so far that if it works or just a hype created by the company.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G is an affordable Android smartphone with a very good specs that matches any mid-range device that is currently in the market that will only cost you as low as ($79.99). DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box, so you won't need any extra updates.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G packs a 64bit Quad-Core CPU with 2GB Ram so there is no worries in terms of performance, it also has a 5.0-inch IPS Full HD screen (1920 x 1080) and a 16GB internal memory storage.
As for the Design, the DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G has a very stylish modern curved design, Prue Android UI, many colors and styles. For better User experience, the device packs smart gestures, like you can double tap to wake the device up and unlock it without reaching to the power button.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G Specification:
Type: 4G Smartphone
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
System Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Thai, Greek, Ukrainian, Croatian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card
CPU: MTK6735 64bit
Cores: Quad Core
RAM: 2GB RAM
External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GSM, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen type: IPS
Screen size: 5.0 inch
Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back-camera : 5.0MP (SW8.0MP)
Front camera: 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
Camera Functions: HDR, Face Beauty, Anti Shake
Video recording: Yes
Picture format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Music format: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC
Video format: WMV, 3GP, AVI, MP4
MS Office format: Excel, Word, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK
I/O Interface: 3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB Slot
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features: E-book, FM, MP3, Video Call, MP4, Bluetooth, People, GPS, 3G, Gravity Sensing, Browser, Wi-Fi
Battery Capacity (mAh): 2400mAh
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
English Manual : 1
Product size: 14.3 x 7.22 x 0.88 cm / 5.62 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches
Package size: 18 x 12 x 6 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.130 kg
Package weight: 0.500 kg
The year 2020 has begun and with CES 2020 we have already seen lots of advancements in smartphone technology. Folding phones and laptops is already a reality while 5G smartphones are getting a common thing. Due to the growing competition between smartphone companies we are witnessing some great smartphones at a low price. Apart from $1000 phones, there are many budget-friendly phones that can leave you confused if you want to buy a new phone this year. Choosing the best phone within your price range seems more like a dilemma now.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a great phone and affordable at the same time. Despite being so inexpensive it has premium Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a gaming processor with liquid cool technology, Wi-Fi X anteena, and cortex-A76 architecture. It is powered by a powerful GPU that can run high-intensity games at a sustainably high frame rate. The device has a huge 4500mAh long-lasting battery that comes with an in-box 18W fast charger. With looks and feel like a dream of 4-sided 3D curved back, it has a 91.4% screen-to-body ratio. Due to its curved back, it fits comfortably in your hand.
It starts with 6G RAM and multifunctional NFC flagship experience which can handle all challenges easily. With a 3.5 mm headphone jack you can charge your phone while listening to the phone. The splash-proof coating protects the device against accidental splashes and spills that increases phone life and strength. The Redmi Note 8 is the first phone to come up with a 48MP quad-camera. It delivers high-resolution images for up to 3.26m tall poster printing. 64MP ultra-high-resolution camera almost doubles the number of pixels up to 8K resolution. The Redmi Note 8 Pro can also shoot slow motion videos up to 960fps. With a macro lens, you can take up to a 2cm close-up. For the selfie, it has a 20MP camera that comes with AO portrait mode with blurred background adjustments.
Poco M2 Pro was launched last week in India and now it is ready to go on sale for the first time via Flipkart. The phone features some impressive specifications that usually cost a lot in other brands. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side, an octa-core processor to enhance the speed, and a large battery to support the full-day usage.
The design of the phone looks similar to Redmi Note 9 pro. The Poco M2 Pro comes in three different memory and storage configurations. The 4GB + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,999, while the 6GB + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the variant with 6GB + 128GB storage costs around Rs. 16,999. The phone comes in three color options - Blue, Green, and Black. Although there are Green and Green, and two shades of black as well that makes it a total of 5 colors. Flipkart is offering some discounts to interested consumers. The customers can avail up to 5% cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card and 5% off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card. You can also purchase the phone on Flipkart using the installment package that lets you pay back up to 12 months.
Poco M2 Pro is a dual-SIM phone and runs on MIUI 11, based on Android 10. It features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side that comprises of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Of selfies, it houses a 16-megapixel shooter in the center hole-punch design.
You get up to 128GB of onboard storage that can be further extended via microSD card using up to 512GB. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. To keep you busy all day long, the phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The phone seems solid for this price but we are looking for real reviews. Do let us know what do think of it in the comment sections below.
Zauba has once again listed another of Samsung's mysterious smartphones entering India for testing purposes. This time, it is the C7 Pro with the model number SM-C7010 that was seen in the two listings. Unfortunately, the listing did not provide too much information on the internals of the handset. The only thing we know for sure is that it will have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED panel. Although the price per unit is mentioned as Rs 13,645 ($205), we are positive that it isn't the final price tag that we are going to see on the C7 Pro, given that the regular C7 itself costs around $435.
The C-series is one of the new entrants in the market, introduced in 2016 by Samsung and it looks like that the entire series is going to get a reboot by the end of 2016. However, unlike the "2017" moniker which the company is using to distinguish its upcoming range of new J-series smartphones from the old ones, they are using "Pro" in this case to do the same. We are more interested in seeing Samsung's first 6GB RAM smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro than any others in the C-series though.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The tragic early death of the Note 7 might have left you with the yearning for a device that natively supports stylus input and Samsung plans to fill that hole with a Chromebook laptop which supports the S-Pen. Even though the new stylus looks exactly like the S-Pen we saw on the Note 7, this one is just called the "PEN."
The Chromebook Pro features a 2,400 × 1600 pixels resolution display presented in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The 12.3-inch, 360-degree rotating touch sensitive display can be rotated all the way back to be used as a large tablet as well. We are sure that it offers similar, if not better pressure sensitivity via the PEN, as compared to what we saw on the Note 7.
Under the hood, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is powered by two Cortex A72 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, which make up the 64-bit hexa-core CPU. There are also 4 gigs of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a micro-SD card slot and even two USB Type-C ports. The lightweight (1kg) laptop/tablet hybrid is available for pre-order at a price of $499. Will you be ordering one?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)