Tuesday, 26 December 2017

OPPO A83 WITH FACE UNLOCK SYSTEM ANNOUNCED

OPPO has announced A83, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘A series’ in China, after it was certified recently. It has a 5.7 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display, has 4GB RAM, comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with support for A.I beauty technology as well as face unlock that can unlock the phone in just 0.18 seconds by scanning 128 feature points on your face. No details about the processor yet.


SPECS & KEY FEATURES:
- 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) 18:9 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display
- 2.5GHz Octa-Core processor
- 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.1 (Nougat) with ColorOS 3.2
- Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7mm; Weight: 143g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
- 3180mAh (typical) / 3090mAh (minimum) battery


The OPPO A83 comes in Champagne Gold and Black colors, is priced at 1399 yuan (US$ 212 / Rs. 13,630 approx.), available for order in China and goes on sale from December 29th.

Monday, 18 December 2017

VIVO Y75 LATEST SMARTPHONE ANNOUNCED

Vivo has announced Y75, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘Y series’ in China. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 full-screen display with 83.6% screen-to-body ratio and comes with a 16-megapixel front camera with Face Wake, face unlock feature. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 SoC, runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) with FuntouchOS 3.2 and comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera.



It has dedicated dual nano SIM and microSD card slots arranged in a single tray, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh battery, similar the Vivo V7 that was launched in India last month.


SPECS & KEY FEATURES:

- 5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display
- 2.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with 800MHz ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
- 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9mm; Weight: 139g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio,  Hi-Fi audio chip
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
- 3000mAh built-in battery.

The Vivo Y75 comes in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colors, is priced at 1598 yuan (US$ 241 / Rs. 15,510 approx.) and is already available in Vivo online store in China.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

APPLE iMAC PRO TO LAUNCH IN INDIA SOON

Apple started selling  its top-end iMac Pro desktop PC  from today in the U.S. starting at  US$ 4,999 (Rs. 3,20,760 approx.). Apple India just announced that the iMac Pro will be available in India soon starting at a price of Rs. 4,15,000, but it did not announce the exact launch date. It was unveiled at WWDC 2017 annual developer’s conference back in June.


To remind you, the iMac Pro has a 27-inch Retina 5K (5120 x 2880 pixels) display with support for 1 billion colors, 500 nits brightness, Wide color (P3), is powered by 8-Core, 10-Core or 18-Core Xeon processors with 8GB Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU, configurable to 16GB Radeon Pro Vega GPU, has 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, which is configurable to 64GB or 128GB and has 1TB SSD, which is configurable to 2TB or 4TB.


It comes with new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), delivering up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR. For half-precision computation, ideal for machine learning, iMac Pro delivers up to 22 Teraflops of performance.
iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. It also features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking for the first time.
In the U.S., the 8-core and 10-core iMac Pro versions ship in one to two weeks, but the 14-core and 18-core versions will take 6 to 8 weeks to ship. The 18-core version with maximum configuration costs $13,199 (Rs. 8,46,910)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

LG V30+ IS GOING TO LAUNCH IN INDIA ON 13TH DECEMBER

LG is trying to improve their gravity in Indian market with their latest machine V30+. LG just sent out invites for the launch of its flagship V30+ smartphone in India on December 13th. The V30+ comes with 128GB storage compared to 64GB on the V30.  It has a 6-inch (1440 × 2880 pixels) QHD+ OLED FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and runs Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with LG UX 6.0+, which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo).


It has a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, Crystal Clear Lense, OIS, EIS and Hybrid Auto Focus that combines both Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus along with a 13-megapixel secondary camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens.


It has 32 bit Advanced Hi-Fi QAD DAC powered by ESS Technology’s SABRE ES9218P along with digital filters and sound presets and sound tuning by B&O PLAY. It has IP68 water and dust resistance and has passed 14 categories of the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test making it compliant for military operations.






SPECS & KEY FEATURES: 
6-inch (2880 x 1440 pixels) QHD+ OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, 538 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4x RAM,  128GB (UFS 2.0) internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with LG UX 6.0+
- Hybrid Dual SIM
- 16MP rear camera with f/1.6-aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens, dual-tone LED flash, Laser auto focus, OIS, EIS, PDAF, 13MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle lens
- 5MP front camera with 90-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture
- Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm; Weight: 158g
- Fingerprint sensor
- Water, dust resistant (IP68), MIL-STD 810G certified
- 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC
- Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm; Weight: 158g
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
 - 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless charging
The smartphone was introduced in Korea for 998,800 won (US$ 885 / Rs. 58,900 approx.) back in September. We should know the price for India when it is launched next Wednesday.

Monday, 4 December 2017

MICROMAX CANVAS INFINITY PRO LAUNCHED FOR Rs.13999/-

Micromax just launched Canvas Infinity Pro, successor of Canvas Infinity that was launched back in August. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels and runs on Android Nougat, but this is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform, instead of Snapdragon 425 and also comes with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera offering Portrait Mode that blur the background in selfie images.


It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has a fingerprint sensor on the back that can unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds. It also has Face Beauty mode, Auto scene detection, Face Gallery that uses image and facial recognition technologies to allow users to search for photos in the gallery by recognizing a person’s face and Tale Album that lets you covert gallery into an album of tales by creating photo sequences that appear together in a slideshow format.


SPECS & KEY FEATURES:

- 5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 85% NTSC color gamut, 450 nits brightness
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- Dual SIM
- 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p video recording
- 20MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, secondary 8MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
- 3000mAh battery.

The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be  available exclusively on Flipkart starting from midnight of 6th  December, 2017.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

SAMSUNG W2018 WITH DUAL TOUCH DISPLAY

Samsung has announced W2018, its latest premium Android Flip phone in China to celebrate 25th anniversary of its entry into China. It has dual 4.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED displays, so that you can use the phone even when it’s closed, is powered by Snapdragon 835 with 6GB RAM and has a 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture tech that uses f/1.5 aperture for night shots for a brighter picture and f/2.4 aperture for normal shots in daytime. It also comes with dual-pixel auto-focus and optical image stabilization. 


It has a 3D glass and metal design, comes with a Multi-function hotkey in the keyboard. It has same design as the  Flagship 8 that was introduced back in August, but the fingerprint sensor on the back that was below the camera has been moved next to the camera.


SPECS & KEY FEATURES:

- 4.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED dual displays
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
- 6GB RAM, 64GB / 256GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with  microSD
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- Hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.5 or f2.4 aperture, PDAF, 1.4μm pixels, OIS
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor
- Dimensions: 132.2 × 63.2 × 15.95mm; Weight: 247g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 2300mAh battery.

The Samsung W2018 comes in Gold and Silver colors and will go on sale mainly from China Telecom. No word on the pricing or availability yet.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

XIAOMI REDMI 5A : BEST BUDGET PHONE

Xiaomi launched Redmi 5A recently which is a budget smartphone with the price tag of 4999/- only. It has a 5-inch HD display, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.



The Indian version has a dedicated dual SIM slots compared to hybrid dual SIM slot in the Chinese version. It comes with a unibody design with Metal-like matte finish and packs a 3000mAh built-in battery.




SPECS & KEY FEATURES:

 - 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 1000: 1 contrast ratio, 72% (typ) / 68% (min) color gamut 
- 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU
- 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage,3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9
- Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- Infrared sensor
- Dimensions: 140.4 x 70.1 mm x 8.35 mm ;Weight: 137g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
- 3000mAh (typical) / 2910mAh (minimum)

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 4999 for 2GB RAM with 16GB storage version, for the first five million units, post which it will be available for Rs.  5,999. The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version costs Rs. 6,999. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart as well as Mi.com online and Mi Home Stores and partner stores starting from December 7th.

OPPO A83 WITH FACE UNLOCK SYSTEM ANNOUNCED

OPPO has announced A83, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘A series’ in China, after it was certified recently. It has a 5.7...