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Huawei MediaPad M6 Tablet Expected to Launch in India Next Month

Huawei has confirmed that it is bringing a new M-series tablet to India. The company has given only certain hints about the upcoming product, although it is pretty obvious that it will be the MediaPad M6. The tablet has been selling in a variety of countries and according to the company, it will be a ‘flagship killer’ having a price tag of Rs 20-25,000.

The MediaPad M6 was launched back in June 2019 and comes in two screen sizes- 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch. Both make use of a 2K display with a resolution of 2560×1600. Powered by the Kirin 980 processor the tablets are available with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front and a 13-megapixel camera at the back. The larger 10.8-inch model comes with a 7,500 mAh battery while the 8.4-inch variant uses a smaller 6100 mAh battery. The tablets also come with quad speakers tuned by Harman Kardon.

According to Huawei, the tablet could come bundled with the Huawei M-Pen. There is also a keyboard accessory, for the MediaPad M6 which should make a value addition if the company prices it right.

Now Huawei is aiming to target the premium tablet segment. Currently, the Apple iPad lineup offers a variety of options in various price segments. In fact, even Samsung has the Galaxy Tab S5e and the Galaxy Tab S6 that are one of the best options if you are looking for Android OS. Huawei is not going to have it easy, especially since the tablet market has been dwindling over the years.

Notably, a GizChina report suggests a new Huawei tablet with model number BAH3-W09 recently passed 3C certification. The certification shows that this device supports 18W fast charging. It is speculated that it could be the MediaPad M6 Youth Edition.

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OnePlus 8 Series Expected to Feature Wireless Charging

OnePlus has managed to keep the cost of its phones low by staying away from including wireless charging support in its smartphones.

OnePlus 8 Series Expected to Feature Wireless Charging
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OnePlus fans have a reason to cheer as the Chinese smartphone maker may offer wireless charging on its upcoming OnePlus 8 series smartphones. OnePlus recently became a part of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which works with the purpose of developing worldwide compatibility for all wireless chargers and wireless power sources. It is widely assumed that the Chinese smartphone maker would not have joined the consortium without actually planning to add wireless charging to its smartphones. However, the company has not made any announcements as to whether the OnePlus 8 series will have the wireless charging feature.

The WPC website has added OnePlus’s name to its members’ list. With the inclusion of its name, OnePlus has joined the likes of Samsung, LG, Apple, Oppo, HMD Global, Huawei, and Asus. It is believed that OnePlus has managed to keep the cost of its phones low by staying away from including wireless charging support in its smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker has, however, often spoken of the prowess of its wired fast charging technology to avoid including wireless charging.

The official launch date of OnePlus 8 series is not known, but several leaks have given a hint as to what it could offer. According to reports, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with a Li-Po battery. It will feature the company’s Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It is also expected to come with the new Snapdragon 865 chipset.


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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Expected to Feature Up to 16GB RAM With 512GB of Internal Storage

The Mi 10 Pro from Xiaomi is going to turn out to be one powerful smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Expected to Feature Up to 16GB RAM With 512GB of Internal Storage
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Ahead of the launch of Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 10 series phones, which are likely to be rolled out in China on February 14, a new leak has surfaced on the internet about the company’s upcoming Mi 10 Pro model. According to a tweet by xiaomishka.ru, the device will be equipped with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The upcoming offering will also come with a 5,250 mAh battery. An earlier report had stated that the phone will come with 65W fast charging.

If the rumour is to be believed, we can expect the phone to sport a 6.4-inch display with 2080×1080 pixel resolution. In terms of camera, the leak revealed that the Mi 10 Pro will come with four units. Its primary rear camera will have 108-megapixel sensor. The second camera will have a 48-megapixel sensor, followed by a 12-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor. The leak, though, hasn’t revealed anything about the front camera. At the Snapdragon Tech Summit last month, Xiaomi had stated that Mi 10 will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.

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Apple Expected to Produce 6 Million Units of iPhone 9 by Q1 2020

Apple had produced a total of 70 million iPhones in its first-quarter, of which 52 million phones were iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models.

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Apple is expected to produce a total of six million units of the iPhone SE2, also called the iPhone 9, between the period of January 1 and March 31. As per a report, Cowen analyst and Managing Director Krish Sankar has claimed that the tech giant will be producing a total of six million pieces of iPhone SE 2 between January 1 and March 31. With this information, rumours about the phone’s launch in March seem to be more believable.

Sankar also added that the upcoming iPhone will probably be priced at $475 and will account for 12 percent of all iPhone production in Apple’s second quarter. This also means that the rest of the 40 million phones will be mostly iPhone 11 series phones including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple in its first quarter, which is from October 1 to December 30, had apparently produced a total of 70 million iPhones of which 52 million phones were iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models.

As per estimates, the company will target making another 43 million iPhones in its third fiscal quarter which ends on June 30. Further, analysis claims that the brand will ship a total of 195 million iPhones in this fiscal year which is from October 1, 2019, to September 29, 2020.

It is rumoured that the iPhone 9 will have a 4.7-inch notch-less LCD display and will also have a home button with Touch ID, advanced single-lens camera and the A13 Bionic processor. According to an image shared on Twitter, the imaging sensor of the upcoming device looks much bigger and thicker than the one on the back of the iPhone 8. This will most likely mean better camera performance. Till now it is not clear as to when Apple will launch the iPhone SE 2, and what will be the final name of the device. But if Apple launches the handset at a competitive price, it could work in favour of the company.

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MWC 2020: Nokia 8.2 5G Alongside Affordable Phones Expected From HMD Global

Nokia is likely to unveil a type of wearable fitness tracker, complete with NFC and Google Pay, and the Nokia 5.2 at MWC 2020.

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The upcoming Mobile World Congress 2020 is expected to witness the launch of a couple of new devices from HMD Global. As per a report, the brand may come up with the Nokia 8.2 5G and an all-new original series Nokia device. Till now, no details about the device are known. Further, it is also rumored that the company might unveil a type of fitness tracker wearable complete with NFC and Google Pay. It is likely that the Nokia 5.2, which was expected to launch at last year’s Mobile World Congress will finally be released in 2020.

The phone may house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 3GB RAM along with 32GB storage. However, an expensive variant of it will have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. In terms of camera, the phone is expected to house a 16-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel depth sensor at the back. In terms of display, the device should have a 6.2-inch notched LCD panel which comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Probably, the cheapest smartphone that Nokia has in the MWC lineup, the Nokia 1.3 is likely to have a 6-inch LCD screen along with an unspecified MediaTek chipset. In terms of storage, the device is expected to come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Further, it is being expected that the phone will have a 3D nano-textured plastic cover on the back. The camera is most probably will be of 13-megapixel at the rear and 5-megapixel at the front.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Expected to Come in Navy Blue Colour

Apple is likely to launch five iPhones, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, in 2020.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Expected to Come in Navy Blue Colour
iPHone 12 Pro leaked renders in Navy Blue.

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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 Pro is likely to be available in a new Navy Blue colour option as revealed by tipster Max Weinbach. In a video shared by EverythingApplePro on YouTube, Weinbach has asserted that the Navy Blue colour will probably replace the existing Midnight-Green finish of the iPhone 11 Pro models.

In the past, Weinbanch’s prediction about the light green iPhone 11 in May last year was correct, however he had stated that the light green colour will replace the yellow colour but that did not happen as iPhone 11 was available in both yellow and light green colour variants.

Apple is expected to launch a total of five phones out of which four phones will belong to the iPhone 12 series. These are likely to include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. While one will be an iPhone SE 2 also being called as the iPhone 9. If rumours are to be believed all iPhone 12 phones will have OLED displays. In terms of variants, it is expected that there will be one model each in 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch size while there will be two phones which will be 6.1-inches in size.

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OnePlus 8 Receives BIS Certification in India, Launch Expected in First Half of 2020

The OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8 Lite flagship smartphones will be powered Snapdragon 865 SoC and run Android 10 OS.

OnePlus 8 Receives BIS Certification in India, Launch Expected in First Half of 2020
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A number of smartphones are lined up for 2020, thus giving us plenty of options to choose from. At the CES 2020, OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer unveiled its Concept One smartphone and later announced its 120Hz refresh rate display technology. Now, the company seems to be preparing to launch the OnePlus 8, the company’s next flagship smartphone which has reportedly received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate in India.

OnePlus is coming up with three new devices in the first half of the year: OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite. Now, the certification for the OnePlus 8 was spotted on the BIS portal, indicating towards a nearing launch of the series in India. Earlier, the standard OnePlus 8 smartphone was spotted as model number IN2010 in the database of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology). The same device is now spotted on the BIS portal, with model number IN2011.

As we reported earlier, OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau claimed that OnePlus 8 series “will be the most beautiful flagship of OnePlus”.

The upcoming flagships are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, and run on Android 10 OS, with up to 12GB RAM. While the screen resolution of the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to be quad HD+ or 1440 x 3140 pixels, the other two handsets, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite will have full HD+ resolution or 1080 x 2400 pixels.