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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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Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro With Snapdragon 865 SoC, 8GB RAM Spotted on Geekbench

The Redmi K30 Pro will be coming with the powerful Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro With Snapdragon 865 SoC, 8GB RAM Spotted on Geekbench
The Redmi K30 Pro will be coming with the powerful Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB of RAM.
The Redmi K30 and K30 5G were recently launched in China and it seems that the K30 Pro is just around the corner. The handset was spotted at the TENAA back in December and the handset has now made its way to Geekbench.

The benchmark listing has revealed that the device will come in an 8GB RAM variant and will be powered by the newly launched Snapdragon 865 chipset. Geekbench lists this as an “ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 1 part 3341 revision 0” which is similar to another Geekbench listing of the OnePlus 8 Pro. The alleged K30 Pro scored 903 on single-core and a multi-core score of 3,362 in Geekbench 5. These scores are reportedly close to the Snapdragon 865 reference device that Qualcomm showed at the Snapdragon Summit 2019 in December.

The Redmi K30 Pro is expected to launch sometime after February or once the company announces the Mi 10 series. The handset should carry the same design as the Redmi K30 with a punch-hole display on the front for its dual-selfie cameras and a vertically aligned triple camera at the back. We can also expect a 120Hz IPS LCD display, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 4,500mAh battery and support for at least 30W fast charging.

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Realme to Launch Smartphone With New Snapdragon 720G Chip in India

Qualcomm recently announced three new mobile chipsets in India.

Realme to Launch Smartphone With New Snapdragon 720G Chip in India
Qualcomm recently announced three new mobile chipsets in India.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme’s CEO Madhav Sheth on Tuesday announced to launch a smartphone with the new Snapdragon 720G SoC (system-on-chip) in India. Speaking at the Qualcomm Summit here, Sheth said the company will be among the first smartphone brands in the country with this next-gen chip.

“It’s time for the big reveal! #realme will be among the first smartphone brands to launch the @qualcomm_in Snapdragon 720G in the upcoming smartphones,” tweeted Sheth after the event. The new SoC model is aimed to provide fast 4G connectivity alongside supporting Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The new chip includes Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features and is said to provide smooth HDR gameplay, dynamic colour range and contrast along with high-quality sound with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive. The chip is also capable of supporting 4K video recording and capturing 192-megapixel still images. The company claims the latest chipset offers 60 percent performance boost as compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 720G, which comes as the watered down version of the Snapdragon 730G, has Snapdragon X15 LTE modem with support for 3-carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on two carriers, and 256-QAM modulation for download speeds up to 800Mbps.

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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 Z Flip: Snapdragon 855, No Fingerprint Sensor and Underwhelming Display

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be launched on February 11 and will come with 15W fast-charging and a 3,300mAh battery similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Snapdragon 855, No Fingerprint Sensor and Underwhelming Display
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
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Flip phones are soon going to make a comeback, with Samsung’s upcoming offering the Galaxy Z Flip, which is going to launch on February 11, this year. Various reports have revealed how the upcoming device is going to look like. According to some early renders that have been leaked online, the phone does not seem to have the thinnest bezels around. Moreover, the device in terms of design does not seem to have a lot to brag about. The phone will house two exterior cameras and a single front-facing unit. As of now no trace of a fingerprint sensor can be seen on the mock device.

According to reports, the phone will be powered by last year’s Snapdragon 855 SoC. The phone apparently has made its way to China’s 3C certification database, revealing that it will come with a 15W charger in the box, this could also imply that the device could support 15W fast charging.

The phone may house a 3,300mAh battery, which is certainly smaller than the 4,380mAh that is present in the Galaxy Fold. The phone is also expected to be roughly similar to the Galaxy S10 when it comes to battery life. The new Galaxy Z Fold is expected to be revealed at the Samsung Unpacked event in February alongside the Galaxy S20 series.