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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Camera Samples Reveal Impressive Zoom Capabilities

Image credits: Ben Geskin

Image credits: Ben Geskin

It is being speculated that the photo was shot using either the Mi 10 or the Mi 10 Pro which will feature a 108-megapixel camera sensor.

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  • Last Updated: February 6, 2020, 3:26 PM IST

Xiaomi Vice President Lu Weibing has teased the camera capabilities of the upcoming Mi 10 Pro, specifically the zoom range. Tipster Xiaomishka has shared the photo on Twitter writing, “Lu Weibing showed a zoom shot on #Mi10Pro, which should be 10 times.”

He further revealed that despite the images showing impressive zoom qualities, the quality is not very good due to the “compression of pictures on Weibo.” Since there is no EXIF data of the photo, it could be from the non-pro version. The first image is of a snowy scene while the second photo zooms in on the red Santa Mi Bunnies. Check out the images in the tweet below:

According to a report, the Mi Note 10 Pro will have a 108-megapixel main camera and may make use of the 5X zoom camera from the Mi Note 10. They also add that a Redmi K30 Pro is slated to be launched as well, but the phone will stick to the K30 camera setup which features a 64-megapixel main camera and no telephoto lens.

The report further adds that Xiaomi is expected to unveil its new Mi 10 models on February 14 and the Redmi K30 Pro may be announced in February as well. According to a report by NDTV Gadgets, the specifications of the Mi 10 Pro include a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display, Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 16GB of RAM and quad-rear camera setup. The rear camera setup will see a 108-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor, a 12-megapixel third sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. The phone is also rumoured to have a 5,250mAh battery under the hood. Tipster Xiaomishka had earlier revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 10 could cost $599 (Rs 42,600), while the Mi 10 Pro could cost $742 (Rs 52,900). However, the tipster added that the price may not be accurate.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Press Renders Reveal Camera Details

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, likely to be the top variant, will house a 108-megapixel, a 48-megapixel telephoto and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide along with periscope zoom.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Press Renders Reveal Camera Details
Samsung Galaxy S20 series press renders
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Samsung is going to launch its much-awaited Galaxy S20 series phones at the Unpacked Event on February 11, 2020. Ahead of the release, the official press renders of all the three phones including Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra have been leaked online. According to the leak, all three of these devices will be available in 5G variants.

As per tipster Ishan Agarwal, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ will sport a 2.5D curved glass instead of a 3D glass that was put on the previous phones. According to reports, Samsung Galaxy S20 will house three cameras on the back, which will include a 12-megapixel wide, a 64-megapixel telephoto, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide paired with an LED flash. The upcoming flagship is expected to be available in two variants, one of which will support 4G connectivity while the second variant will support 5G connectivity.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+, which is expected to be available in 4G and 5G variants, is likely to have four cameras on the rear. According to the information accessed by Agarwal, the cameras will include a 12-megapixel wide, a 64-megapixel telephoto, a 12 megapixel ultra-wide, and a time of flight sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, which will come in a 5G-only varient, is expected to be the most expensive phone out of the three. In terms of camera, this phone as per the leaked information will house four cameras, out of which the main sensor will apparently be a 108-megapixel sensor, with a 48-megapixel telephoto and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide along with a periscope zoom system. The South Korean tech giant could advertise the periscope zoom feature on the device as 100x zoom.

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Qualcomm's New SoCs Bring NavIC Support, Better Performance, Camera to Budget Phones

Qualcomm has announced three new chipsets targeted at budget and mid-range smartphones. The new chipsets, namely Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 460, are the first SoCs to support India’s Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) geolocation services. Furthermore, they bring Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 to the mid-range and budget segments, as well as overhauls in the image signal processors to bring support for 192-megapixel sensors to the Snapdragon 720G and triple camera setups to the other two chipsets, targeted possibly at budget smartphones.

The Snapdragon 720G is the most decked up chipset in the range, featuring the aptX Adaptive engine for better audio performance, the Spectra 350L ISP for unlocked 4K video recording or 192-megapixel photographs. Predictive engines onboard include the 5th generation AI engine, and the Hexagon Tensor Accelerator for better background performance. The Snapdragon 720G is based on Qualcomm’s 8nm architecture, and features Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. By the sound of things, the Snapdragon 720G is a great fit for mid-range premium devices that are targeted at specific areas such as gaming, or photography.

In contrast, the Snapdragon 662 features the 3rd generation AI engine, and the Spectra 340T image processor that facilitates triple camera setups in mid-budget range devices. The Snapdragon 460, meanwhile, makes a tall claim of 70 percent processing power and 60 percent graphic power improvement over previous generation Snapdragon 4-series processors, which felt like a clear compromise. It even features the 3rd gen AI engine, coupled with the Hexagon co-processor and the Spectra 340 ISP for triple camera photography. All things considered, it is the Snapdargon 460 that sounds the most interesting and improved package of the lot.

While smartphones based on the Snapdragon 720G are expected by March 2020, the other two chipsets are said to be available in production devices by end 2020. Both Xiaomi and Realme have announced that they will be among the first to launch a smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 720G, which as per announcements, should be available within the next two months.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Leaked Specs Confirm 108-Megapixel Camera, IP68 Certification and More

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is likely to be launched on February 11 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and a 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Leaked Specs Confirm 108-Megapixel Camera, IP68 Certification and More
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

(Image: Twitter/ Ben Geskin)

Samsung’s upcoming offering, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, which is expected to be introduced on February 11, will be the company’s top-of-the-line flagship for the first half of 2020. A concept designer namely Ben Geskin in a tweet has shared the “most accurate render of the phone,” according to a report by PhoneArena.

As per the report, the phone is going to have a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, which will sport a 1440 x 3200 QHD+ resolution and will have a refresh rate of 120Hz. Moreover, the phone is going to be powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. On the back of the device, there is apparently a 108-megapixel wide camera, at rumoured 9:1 ratio, the sensor will produce 12-megapixel photos. Furthermore, there will also be a 48-megapixel telephoto camera that will be marketed as “SPACE ZOOM,” added the report.

Also on the back, users can expect a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensor. Leaked specs also tell us that the Samsung Galaxy S Ultra 20 5G, will house 12GB of memory with 128GB/512GB of storage and will have a capacity of 1TB capacity microSD slot. The device is also going to house a 5000mAh battery that will support 45W fast charging. Further, the device will have an IP68 rating which basically means that it is impervious to dust and can be submerged in nearly 5 feet of water for almost half an hour. The expected price of the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be upwards of $1,099 (Rs 79,000 approx).

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Huawei P40 Pro Could Have a Custom 52MP Sony Camera With 16-in-1 Tech

Huawei is likely to use the ‘Quad Quad Bayer’ sensor in the P40 Pro to perform 4-in-1 conversions to reach the 16-in-1 stage for underexposed videos and photos.

Representative image. (Photo: Reuters)
Representative image.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s upcoming smartphone P40 Pro is expected to launch in March 2020 and now a new report claims that the device may be equipped with a 52MP main camera design by Sony. This sensor will feature “16-in-1” technology and it is rumoured that the company will put the “Quad Quad Bayer” sensor which will perform 4-in-1 conversions to reach the 16-in-1 stage. This will only be used for videos and photos shot under very dark conditions.

An alleged leaked image for a protective case shared recently by prominent leaker OnLeaks claims that the P40 Pro may arrive with five rear cameras. The five snappers on its back would feature a main wide-angle lens, a cine lens, a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor, a periscope lens with support for 10x optical zoom, and either a telephoto lens with up to 9x optical zoom or an ultrawide lens.

The P40 Pro is rumoured to arrive with a screen measuring 6.5-inch to 6.7-inch and will sport rectangular camera modules at the back panel. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business recently revealed that the P40 series smartphones would run its own HarmonyOS operating system instead of Google’s Android. He also confirmed that the HarmonyOS is ready for smartphones but the company is waiting to see if the situation with the US changes.

In addition, Yu also revealed that Huawei has been considering selling its Kirin processors to other companies in industries such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics. The company recently launched its latest Kirin 990 (5G) flagship chipset with an integrated 5G modem at the IFA 2019.

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Oppo F15 With MediaTek P70 SoC, 48-Megapixel Quad Camera Launched in India

The handset comes with a large AMOLED display as well as the company’s own VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast-charging.

Oppo F15 With MediaTek P70 SoC, 48-Megapixel Quad Camera Launched in India
The handset comes with a large AMOLED display as well as the company’s own VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast-charging.

Refreshing its F series, Chinese handset maker OPPO on Thursday launched the F15 for Rs 19,990 in India for a configuration of 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Powered by the MediaTek P70 processor, the OPPO F15 is equipped with the company’s own VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast-charging.

The OPPO F15 will be available in Unicorn White and Lightning Black colours starting January 24 on Amazon India and Flipkart, as well as on offline retail stores. “OPPO believes in pushing the boundaries to provide consumers with best in class consumer experience. Our latest edition to the F series, the OPPO F15 will introduce not only a new level of fun, creativity, speed but also an unparalleled stylish design,” Sumit Walia, Vice President-Product and Marketing, OPPO India, said in a statement.

Powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, the smartphone will offer users more hours of hassle-free work and play on their smartphone, according to the handset maker. The OPPO F15 has a minimalist design with a thickness of 7.9mm and only 172g in weight.

The smartphone also sports a 48MP Ultra Wide-Angle Macro Quadcam. Using its four-in-one-pixel combination technology, its 48MP rear camera sensors are designed to capture sharper images with greater detail. The OPPO F15 features a 16MP selfie camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone’s screen-to-body ratio of 90.7 per cent along with the FHD+ AMOLED screen’s 2400 x 1080 resolution allows the user to immerse fully in an ultra-crisp gaming experience.