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Poco X2 Launched in India at Rs 15,999, Becomes Most Affordable Phone With 120Hz Display

The Poco X2 is finally here. After almost 18 months, Poco has also finally launched its second handset. After announcing that it will no longer be a Xiaomi sub-brand, Poco is now revamping its strategies and has formed a new team headed by C Manmohan. As reported earlier, the new Poco X2 is not a direct successor to the company’s original Poco F1. Also, rumours did stand correct about the fact that the handset is a rebranded Redmi K30 which launched in China last month.

The Poco X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC, which makes it a direct competitor to the Realme X2. It features a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) hole-punch LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The reason for not choosing an AMOLED panel was because it would have bumped up the cost. Also, this is the second phone in India to offer 120Hz refresh rate apart from the Asus ROG Phone II.

At the back, there is a quad-camera setup including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 1/1.7-inch sensor, with a 6P lens system offering an f/1.89 aperture. This is paired to a 5-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. At the front, there is a dual selfie camera setup with a 20-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Just like the Redmi K30, there is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charge support. The company is bundling the high-capacity charger in the box, and it is the same as the company previously launched alongside the Redmi K20 and K20 pro. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, NFC, dual-SIM slots, IR blaster, P2i water repellant coating, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack and runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

The smartphone will be offered in three variants with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and a top of the line 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant. All variants come with microSD card expandability. The phone will be offering three colour options- Matrix Purple, Pheonix Red and Atlantis Blue. Pricing starts at Rs 15,999 for the base variant, with the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant will be available at 16,999. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 19,999. Poco will be offering Rs 1,000 discount for ICICI Bank card users. The handset will be available starting February 11 at 12pm exclusively on Flipkart.

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MediaTek Helio G70, G80 Chipsets Launched, Will Target Mid-Range Gaming Phones

The new MediaTek chipsets come right after Qualcomm also unveiled multiple mid-range chipsets for upcoming smartphones.

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Updated:February 3, 2020, 7:02 PM IST

MediaTek Helio G70, G80 Chipsets Launched, Will Target Mid-Range Gaming Phones
The new MediaTek chipsets come right after Qualcomm also unveiled multiple mid-range chipsets for upcoming smartphones.

Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has unveiled its latest Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming smartphones. The mid-range chips will power major smartphone brands, which will first hit the Indian market later this month. “The smartphone gaming market is expanding, and MediaTek’s G series chipsets deliver powerful performance and game-play features that let device makers innovate and cater to consumer gaming demands,” Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Business Unit, said in a statement.

“The G series chips have an impressive combination of hardware and software to optimise performance, provide superb image quality, smooth game-play and ensure uninterrupted connectivity for dedicated gamers,” added Lee. Built on 12nm process, MediaTek’s Helio G70 and G80 incorporate a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 CPUs operating at up to 1.8GHz for improved single and multi core performance.

For gaming, an efficient, high-performance Arm Mali-G52 class graphics processor operates at 820 MHz on the Helio G70 chipset and has a 15 per cent enhancement of up to 950 MHz on the Helio G80, thus, improving peak performance and ensuring a highly responsive user experience. Both the chips also include a multitude of hardware accelerators — dedicated depth engine, Camera Control Unit (CCU), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology that enhances video panning and ultra-fast recording (up to 240fps).

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite With Snapdragon 855 Launched in India: Price, Features and More

After bringing the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Samsung has now introduced the Galaxy S10 Lite in India.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite With Snapdragon 855 Launched in India: Price, Features and More
After bringing the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Samsung has now introduced the Galaxy S10 Lite in India.
A day after launching the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Samsung has now brought the Galaxy S10 Lite to India. The company first showcased the two ‘Lite’ versions of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 earlier this month, both having similar looking designs and some common features. The Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a triple rear camera along with a Super AMOLED Infinity-O panel.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specifications

The Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display. This is very similar to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite as both feature similar dimensions, a centrally-positioned hole-punch for the front camera, and slim bezels. The Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM. Samsung hasn’t announced the 6GB RAM variant in India. There is 128GB of internal storage with the option of adding a microSD card of up to 1TB.

At the back, there is a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens along with Super Steady OIS for stabilisation. This is paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 123-degree field of view along with a 5-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, there is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 lens. Other features include a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support, an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as face unlock. Samsung will be offering the handset in Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue colour options.

Price and Availability

The Galaxy S10 Lite is priced at Rs 39,999. Consumers can pre-booking the handset starting January 23 till February 3 via Flipkart, Samsung.com and leading retail stores. Customers pre-booking the handset get a one-time screen replacement at Rs 1,999 covering accidental screen damage within 1 year of purchase. There is also an additional Rs 3,000 cashback with ICICI Bank Credit Cards. The handset will be going on sale from February 4.

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Mi Router 4C Launched in India at Rs 999, Offers Upto 300Mbps Speed on 2.4GHz Band

The Mi Router 4C can be controlled by the Mi Wi-Fi app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Mi Router 4C Launched in India at Rs 999, Offers Upto 300Mbps Speed on 2.4GHz Band
The Mi Router 4C can be controlled by the Mi Wi-Fi app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Xiaomi has launched its Mi Router 4C in India, replacing its previous router in the country, the Mi Router 3C. The new router offers speeds of up to 300Mbps, and can be controlled via a smartphone application called Mi Wi-Fi. Through the app, which is available on both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS devices, users can control aspects such as router optimisations, remote settings management, parental control and more. The new router is priced at Rs 999 in India.

However, the router does appear to have its limitations in terms of performance. The Mi Router 4C only offers single-band Wi-Fi, and operates on the 2.4GHz 802.11 band. While Xiaomi claims that the router is good enough to offer up to 300Mbps bandwidth, the real world performance of a 2.4GHz band-only router remains to be tested. The same might pose roadblocks in terms of using fiber broadband lines of 200Mbps and above in the real world, although a verdict cannot be passed on this until further testing.

The Mi Router 4C features four omni-directional antennae, and is powered by a MediaTek chipset inside along with 64GB DDR2 memory and 16MB Nor-Flash read-only memory. Xiaomi claims that the router can connect with up to 64 devices simultaneously, which gives it plenty of room to work well even in a tech savvy family of four. The Mi Router 4C is now available for purchase on Mi.com, and is available in white colour only.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Launched in India: Price, Feature, Specs and More

Samsung has brought its recently launched Galaxy Note 10 Lite to India. Launched alongside the Galaxy S10 Lite earlier this month, the smartphone is a ‘Lite’ variant of the company’s 2019 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10. Key highlights of the handset include triple rear cameras, Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, and the S-Pen stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Specifications

The Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display. The handset is powered by the Exynos 9810 octa-core processor. You get 6GB or 8GB of RAM options along with 128GB of storage with an expandability option of up to 1TB.

The Note 10 Lite comes with a triple rear camera setup sitting inside a squarish module. The main camera is a 12-megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, an f/1.7 lens, and OIS paired to a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture and OIS for stabilisation. At the front is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

Of course, the Note series means an S-Pen stylus, which connects with the phone via Bluetooth Low-Energy and offers all the features that you would expect like Air Commands, taking a picture, controlling multimedia and so on. Rest of the features include a 4,500mAh battery with support for Super Fast charging technology, 3.5mm audio jack an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication as well as face unlock. The handset will be offered in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red colour options.

Price and Availability

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is priced at Rs 38,999 for 6GB variant and INR 40,999 for 8GB variant. Samsung is offering an upgrade offer of up to Rs 5,000. Customers can pre-book the Galaxy Note10 Lite starting January 21 at 2:00 PM. the handset will go on sale from February 3 and will be available across major retail stores, online stores and Samsung.com.

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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.