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.
Realme announced its latest smartphone which can be classified based on its price as a mid-range smartphone but it has a feature that not even flagship smartphone has. Realme is bringing its new smartphone Realme X3 superZoom this week in Europe. The phone's main selling point is its 60x zoom camera system. While the primary focus is on its camera specs, other hardware specs are pretty good too.
It features a previous year's 855+ processor, which is considered quite powerful for this year smartphone. It has 128G RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The phone isn't also 5G capable as the older chip doesn't support 5G connectivity. The company has made it clear that they are looking for high-end features at a low cost and not necessarily the latest hardware.
The Realm X3 superZoom camera is special with its 8MP f3.4 telephoto camera with OIS that supports 5x optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. The primary camera module features a 64MP high-resolution lens along with another 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro camera. As for the front camera, you get a large 32MP primary shooter paired with an 8MP wide-angle shooter for selfies. As the phone is camera-centric, it comes with a large 4,200mAh battery so you can take pictures all day long without needing it to recharge it several times a day. It also supports 30W fast charging.
The Realme X3 superZoom uses a dense plastic frame with a glass body on the backside. The phone is available in Arctic White and silverfish-color that gives the phone a very elegant look. The matte-like finish also ensures that the back is not a fingerprint magnet. The rear camera, which protrudes a bit from the body, consists of four cameras - in line with other Realme higher-end devices.
Vivo officially teased its upcoming smartphone with 5G network support in a video. This will be called the Vivo x30. The device is teased to be released in December and is now confirming some of its specs though various video teasers. The smartphone is expected to be powered by the latest processing chip by Samsung - Exynos 980 5G chipset. Vivo's big phone seems to have a long-range zoom camera. The company released two official teasers of the phone. A still in the video teases a focal range of 16mm to 135mm, as well as a variable aperture range of f/1.8 to f/3.0. The variable aperture values belong to the zoom lens. Vivo called the lens "super-telephoto" and the second teaser for the phone confirms its 60x zoom capabilities.
The video is in the Chinese language. It says, "Zoom in, then zoom in again. 60x super zoom, more than you can see". This would be a periscope-style camera that Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x zoom edition have already used. We don't know how the camera will be different from Huawei and Oppo but so far, this will be the highest zoom capabilities we have seen on a phone so far. The P30 Pro offers 50x digital zoom, while the Oppo Reno 10x goes up to 60x digital zoom. There is no official word on the optical or hybrid zoom values of the Vivo X30 yet, but it is likely 60x digital zoom as well.
The video shows a glimpse of the back of the phone that shows a stacked triple camera array and a separate rectangular camera, possibly the zoom camera on the side. The smartphone was previously tipped to sport a 64MP + 8MP + 13MP + 2MP quad camera setup. There's a Pro version also expected, with a 60MP + 13MP + 13MP +12MP configuration. Other noteworthy specs expected from Vivo's X30 series phones include 90Hz display, 44W flash charge, and a 32MP selfie shooter.
Vivo is ready to launch two brand new phones for its X-series. The two models are Vivo X30 and X30 Pro. Both of these phones have 5G network support and are the first mobile phones to be powered by the Exynos 980 processor. Both phones have a similar design with a punch-hole display at the top right corner of the panel for the selfie camera. The phones are covered in glass on both sides and have some shades. Both have a large 6.44-inch super AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution. Under the display, there is a fingerprint scanner and a support for face unlock.
The phones are powered by the latest Exynos 980 processing chip with 5G modem integration which was developed by Samsung and Vivo in partnership. The octa-core processor features cortex-A77 cores and paired with 8GB of RAM on both phones with the option of 128GB or 256GB of storage. The processing chip has support for SA and NSA networks (n41 and n78 bands) and boasts up to 2.55Gbps in the download speed. For connectivity, both phones have support for Bluetooth, NFC, and there is also an audio jack for sound. Vivo ships both phones with a 4350mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB type-c.
Now, you must be wondering that if the specs are the same for both phones, why there are even two models? Well, the phones have different camera specs and price tags. The Vivo X30 has a triple camera - a 64MP f/1.8 camera with a 26.4mm focal length; an 8MP ultrawide angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 16mm focal length and a 112° field of view; and a whopping 32MP f/2.0 professional portrait camera with a 50mm focal length. The camera has a super night mode 2.0 to reduce noise and bring a brighter picture even at night.
The X30 Pro also has a 64MP primary rear camera with the same f/1.8 aperture and 26.4mm focal length. It pairs it with an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera with a 122° FOV and also has a 32MP professional f/2.0 portrait camera with a 50mm focal length. Vivo then rounds it off with a 13MP periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom. The Vivo X30 is priced at ¥3298 (~$472) for the 128GB version and ¥3598 (~$515) for the 256GB version.
It looks like a very select number of upcoming smartphones from Samsung may have a brand new camera module in 2019 itself. It is now official, because Samsung Electro-Mechanics has just confirmed and publicly announced that a new camera module with up to 5x optical zoom is currently in mass manufacturing.
This is really great news for Samsung fans because in the last two years, they have been left behind by the competition significantly in terms of both camera performance, as well as camera features. The Galaxy S10+ might have capable cameras, but they pale in front of the Huawei P30 Pro and even the single lens performance of the aging Google Pixel 3.
The real question is though, will it be the Note 10 that will see this ultra-thin 5mm camera module being adopted like we are all expecting, or will Samsung implement it in a brand new series, as hinted by leakster @UniverseIce on twitter?
Apparently, the leakster has inside info that has led him to believe, Samsung is going to unveil something even more innovative than the Galaxy Fold, later in the year!
We are expecting Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series to be launched in just two months from - somewhere in August. Even though the launch event might not be as tradition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many leaks about its specs and it is safe to assume that we may have to some lots of similarities between Note 20 and S20 series.
As the launch is only a few months away, we are seeing more and more rumors about the specifications of the device. Famous tipster IceUniverse has made a tweet about some details of the Galaxy Note 20+ camera recently. He disclosed that the flagship smartphone with 5G connectivity support will have a 108MP camera sensor, while the ToF will be replaced by a laser focus sensor, assisting the main camera.
According to his tweet, the Galaxy Note 20+ will feature a 12MP ISOCELL Fast 2L3 ultrawide-angle lens which is 1/2.55" in size and comes with PDAF. There will also be a 3MP Samsung Slim 3M5 periscope telephoto lens with a size of 1/3.4″ but official numbers say it is 1/3". The camera will also feature support for 50X zoom instead of the 100X zoom which the HM1 is capable of.
Other rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will have a single central punch-hole design. The device is rumored to be powered by Exynos 992 chipset, based on the 5nm process. Early reports suggest that Samsung will make 120Hz available for the series. An early benchmark of Galaxy Note 20+ 5G was spotted at Geekbench that real 8GB of RAM. There might be more options for RAM as well. Samsung might reintroduce the microSD card slot, giving Galaxy Note 20 owners more flexibility in terms of memory expansion up to 1TB. The phone will have Android 10 out of the box, but it could be the first one to use One UI 2.5. The estimated price of Note 20 is around $1,400 mark.
The earlier rumors about Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra were related to its highly upgraded camera that could have zoomed up to 100x but the latest rumors suggest otherwise. As per leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra will adopt a significant upgrade in camera specification. Recently, a reputable leaker Ice Universe tweeted about its potential camera specs. This person has made many accurate claims about Samsung phones in the past, so there is no reason to doubt this piece of information.
The first tweet suggested that the Galaxy Note 20 ultra will have 50x zoom, rather than the 100x. The phone is also said to get a laser depth sensor to take good pictures without any need for high magnification on a phone. Another leak from the same Twitter account showcases phone cases for Galaxy Note 20 ultra. The camera on the rear side seems a lot larger in the ultra model of the phone, presumably to fit in the periscope lens and laser sensor. Another rumor suggests that the standard version of the phone will use the non-periscope 3x zoom telephoto camera found on the S20 and S20 plus.
The volume and power buttons on the phone will be placed on the right side. The regular phone is expected to have a flat display whereas some rumors suggest a curved display on the Note 20 Ultra. Both the Note 20 models will have 120Hz displays, 5G compatibility, a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 chipset (depending on the country you buy it in), and a redesigned S Pen stylus with some new features. There are some big differences rumored, however. The Note 20 Ultra will get a larger display at 6.87 inches compared to the Note the '20s 6.42 inches. The Ultra will also receive 12GB RAM instead of 8GB, a larger battery, and likely more storage space too.
The OPPO Reno mobile features a 6.4" (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and operates on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system out of the box. The Oppo Reno is powered by Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) processing chip. It comes with 8 GB of RAM. Although to keep running such a large display it has 3765mAh which doesn't seem enough. The screen to body rato is 56.23% and has AMOLED display.
The key selling point of Oppo Reno is its photography ability. It has tried to remove the limit the optical zoom in mobile phone. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens make up the Reno 10x Zoom tri-lens setup. Because of these three lenses with different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability even when fully zoomed on hand-held operation. It has Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 8000 x 6000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.
Oppo Reno is powered by a Sony IMX 586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0'' ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture along with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, which protects pictures from getting over-exposed and create stunning details even in low-light. Due to AI portrait optimization for night photography the device can differentiate between subject and its background at night, ensuring a professional photo. For security it has on screen fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with fast charging and it supports dual SIM, GSM, Dual VoLTE, The device is available in Jet Black, and ocean green. For graphics, it uses a Adreno 616 GPU which helps to make video games run smoothly. For network connectivity it has Wi-Fi, Blutooth, USB, and GPS.
When we talk about the premium smartphones, OPPO comes very far in the line. The company is primarly focusing on the budget-friendly smartphones for its users such as the Oppo F series which is doing very well in the big countries like China and the India. The latest smartphones in the same category were the oppo F11 and the oppo F11 Pro which were launched earlier this year. Until last year, Oppo also used to sell the upper mid-range R series, the culmination of which was the Oppo R17 and the Oppo R17 Pro.
This year Oppe release two smartphones in the Reno series - the regular Oppo reno and the flagship Reno 10x Zoom. The regular Oppo Reno was an upper-mid range phone with the Qualcomm snapdragon 710 Soc, but it had a short life cycle. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom, on the other hand, is a full-fledged smarphon with a 10x hybrid zoom telephoto camera. The phone is powered by the the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, and a big 6.6-inch AMOLED display. The Reno 10x Zoom is also priced lower than last year's Find X. In indian market, the starting variant of the phone is cheaper than the OnePlus 7 Pro which is interesting.
OPPO then launched the OPPO Reno2 mid-range phones in India, consisting of the Reno2, Reno2Z, and the Reno2F. However, the Reno 10x Zoom still remains the company's flagship phone. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom has a 6.6-inch OLED display with 1080 resolution and 19:5:9 ratio. It uses gorilla glass 6 for the protection. There are two variants with 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage. The battery is 4065mAh and fro security it uses optical in-display. It uses 48MP as primary sensor, and 13MP telephoto sensor, and 8MP 120 ultra-wide sensor. It has 16MP with front-facing LED for the front camera.
Oppo launched the Reno series of smartphones in June 2019. The series was comprised of Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno 10x zoom, and Oppo Reno Z. It took Oppo for four months to launch the Reno 2 devices. The new devices weren\'t upgrades of previous phones instead they are new devices along with the series that sits alongside other phones, but at a different price tag.
The main selling point of the device is its 48MP quad-camera with the ultra-clear main camera, 8MP wide-angle lens, 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens. The primary camera uses sony f/1.7 aperture sensor. The device has pop-up camera housed in a shark-fin piece that rises from the top of the phone. The phone looks great and even the pop-up camera has a novel-design. The cameras are house in the Gorilla glass back, and the rear is smooth, with a small O-Dot to protect the lens from being scratched down when lay down flat on the surface.
The volume buttons are on the left side of the phone and the power button on the right, with a USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device. The Oppo Reno 2 display is a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen. One can take in a telescopic view with 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom, bringing everything closer to your lens. You can also seamlessly switch between different focal lengths through fusion imaging technology uninterruptedly shift through different perspectives.
It has up to 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and runs over 4000mAh battery, a 20W fast charger that Oppo says can power up the handset to 50% in just half an hour. Video shooting is enhanced by one of the most reliable OIS (optical image stabilization) modes we\'ve seen, which keep video smooth no matter how shakey our hands were. It can capture videos up to 4k at 30fps, but you can shoot up to 60fps.
Samsung Galaxy K zoom is the first smartphone with the first 20.7MP Camera with 10x optical zoom, it's more digital camera than a phone. The K zoom was launched with KitKat 4.4.2 pre-installed and users were waiting for their Lollipop update to arrive. Well, we got some bad news...
We received reports that the Samsung Galaxy K zoom official Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been Canceled due to Limited hardware, the device is running an out-dated Exynos 5 SoC with a 2GB LPDDR2 Ram which won't deliver a smooth experience with Lollipop + TouchWiz UI.
SamsungUK Confirms Reports
@ahmetgngr13 We don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but the Galaxy Zoom will not be receiving the Lollipop update.— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) August 2, 2015
In other hand, SamsungUK has also confirmed these reports via its official twitter account, the company tweeted that Galaxy K zoom won't get Lollipop update without mentioning the reason.