ASUS has announced that the groundbreaking ASUS 6Z has achieved an overall DXOMARK Camera score of 104 points
Xiaomi has announced the much-anticipated Redmi K20 series of smartphones – Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro – as the first flagship series under the Redmi sub-brand.
Redmi K20 series – Outperform Every Day
Redmi K20 and K20 Pro promise a flagship, high-end user experience with the latest tech powering both devices. The Redmi K20 series is designed to be ahead of the curve, and is set to catch the fancy of those who aspire to outperform every day.
Both, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro feature a 16.2cm (6.39) 19.5:9 full HD+ AMOLED Horizon Display with minimal bezels on all sides. Coupled with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, the Redmi K20 series achieves an incredible 91.9% screen-to-body ratio — one of the highest in the industry. The Horizon AMOLED Display comes with 7th generation in-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both phones.
Redmi K20 series introduces the beautiful Aura Prime design language, which makes it exceptionally beautiful while retaining functionality at the same time. The ergonomics flow to the rear of the devices with 3D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 giving Redmi K20 series an easy hand-feel and gorgeous looks. The glass itself is a part of the intricate stack on the rear of the phone that gives Redmi K20 series its characteristic, distinctive looks. The Redmi K20 phones come with industry-first colours inspired by Fire & Ice, in Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Carbon Black colour variants.
The aesthetics department is completed by the pulsating notification LED that sits on top of the pop-up camera mechanism (tested to work at least 300,000 times) along with a stylish halo ring around the camera module. Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are the only flagship phones with the edge-lit module around the pop-up selfie camera, adding to the charisma — with a bold red accent on the power button.
Redmi K20 series comes with an AI triple camera setup, comprising of a 48MP main camera, 8MP telephoto and a 13MP wide-angle.
It is powered by a huge 4,000 mAh battery, which can last upto 2 days in regular usage conditions. Both the phones come with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and fast-charge support. Redmi K20 series comes with the highest quality standards; P2i nano-coating makes the phones splash-proof, while Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear of both phones make them durable and long-lasting, beautiful pieces of tech. Other intuitive quality improvements include fall detection, which makes the pop-up camera retract automatically in case of a drop.
Manu Jain, Managing Director, Xiaomi India, and Vice President, Xiaomi, says, “We are thrilled to launch the Redmi K20 series in India. As the first of our Redmi flagship series in India, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro truly redefine the ultimate flagship experience. While the premium 20K+ segment was relatively small traditionally, we are beginning to see massive growth in this segment. We hope Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 will completely disrupt this segment with the kind of experience on offer.”
Redmi K20 Pro – The Alpha Flagship
Redmi K20 Pro is a true flagship; a power user’s delight. It is the first Redmi phone to be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, which is the fastest processor in the world (45% faster than its predecessor SD 845). The Snapdragon 855, with its tri-cluster architecture (1 x Prime core, 3 x Gold cores, 4 x Silver cores) and 7nm architecture, gives Redmi K20 Pro immense processing prowess, making it one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.
Redmi K20 Pro comes with 48MP AI primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, along with an 8MP 2x telephoto camera and 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 124.8° field of view. Available in two storage variants (6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB), Redmi K20 Pro will feature the three Fire and Ice colours mentioned previously.
A high-res DAC gives Redmi K20 Pro the ability to playback lossless audio (up to 24-bit, 192KHz), while dual GPS antennas ensure pinpoint GPS accuracy. Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W ‘SonicCharge’ and comes with an 18W charger in the box, with an option for users to purchase a 27W SonicCharge adapter from Mi.com.
Redmi K20 – Expand Horizon
Redmi K20 is one of the first phones to be launched with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. Snapdragon 730 is the 3rd fastest chipset to be ever launched by Qualcomm (after SD 845 and SD 855) and is 40% faster than its predecessor – the Snapdragon 710. This makes Redmi K20 one of the most powerful phones in the mid-premium segment.
Redmi K20 features a similar AI triple rear camera arrangement as Redmi K20 Pro, with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor. Redmi K20 comes in two storage variants — a 6GB/64GB starting variant, and a top-end 6GB/128GB, and will be available in the same Fire & Ice colour scheme as Redmi K20 Pro. It supports 18W fast charging and comes with 18W charger right out of the box.
* Both Redmi K20 series phones will include 18W chargers and a premium hard case worth INR 999 in the box. Users can buy 27W SonicCharge adapters from Mi.com for INR 999 at a later date.
* Redmi K20 Pro is being launched at an honest price of INR 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant and INR 30,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant.
* Redmi K20 will be available for INR 21,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant and INR 23,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.
* Both phones will go on sale starting 12 pm 22nd July across Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Homes. It will also be available across all offline retail stores in the coming days – Mi Studio, Mi Stores, Mi Preferred Partners and all other retail shops.
Xiaomi also announced Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones for INR 1,599 and Mi Rechargeable LED Lamp for INR 1,499 (INR 1,299 for participants during the crowd funding).
Xiaomi has announced a refresh to the bestselling Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera powered Redmi Note 7S. Besides capable Kryo processing thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE, Redmi Note 7S brings a powerful 48MP camera for everyone after planned volumes of Redmi Note 7 sold out sooner than anticipated.
Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, says, “Xiaomi India has achieved major success in the Indian smartphone industry, and one of the key contributing factors is our Redmi Note series which is known to offer the best of innovative features with great quality at truly honest pricing. Our newly launched Redmi Note 7S continues this strong legacy with a powerful 48MP camera, offering our Mi Fans the opportunity to capture and enjoy excellent images in addition to its array of amazing features.”
India’s favourite smartphone series, the Redmi Note series, saw a revamp earlier this year with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 series. With the all new Aura Design, Dot Notch display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides — Redmi Note 7 was a true market disruptor in its category. Testament to the love of Mi Fans for Redmi Note 7 series — in just two months of going on sale, it sold over two million units.
The 48MP camera on Redmi Note 7S features a large 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel allowing a great amount of detail to be captured. Redmi Note 7S users will also be able to take advantage of the much-lauded Steady Handheld Night Photography mode on the camera app, which uses sophisticated algorithms to achieve a perfect picture each time regardless of light conditions. Besides that, features like MIUI’s AI scene detection, AI portrait besides AI face unlock will make the Redmi Note 7S a versatile camera phone.
With the same aforementioned attributes, Redmi Note 7S also features a 5MP depth sensor to go along with the 48MP main camera. Using this powerful combination of cameras and sophisticated software, Redmi Note 7S is able to achieve immensely detailed photos both in daylight and in the night, thus making it a user’s delight.
Redmi Note 7S: Quick specs
* 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait Mode
* 6.3-inch (16 cm) Full HD+ (2340 × 1080p) Dot Notch Display
* Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
* 13MP front camera with AI Portrait mode
* Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
* 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants
* Hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot
* 4000mAh battery with USB Type-C and Quick Charge 4 support
* Fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock
* 159.2mm × 75.2mm × 8.1mm
* P2i splash-resistant coating, IR blaster
Redmi Note 7S will be available for INR 10,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant and INR 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black colour variants.
XOLO has unveiled its new smartphone – XOLO Era 4X in India, exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone will be available to customers on Amazon.in from 9th January onwards. The launch comes with a bold 30 days Money Back Offer. As a part of this money back offer, if the buyer is not satisfied with the performance of the phone, they have an option to return the handset within 30 days of purchase at any XOLO service centre and get their money back.
JioPhone was launched with the objective of empowering every Indian with the power of digital services, especially those, who could not afford a smartphone. Standing true to its promise, JioPhone is back with yet another revolutionary innovation, the Kumbh JioPhone that will provide value that goes beyond the ordinary.
Coolpad has announced the launch of Coolpad Note 6 in India. India is the first country where Coolpad Note 6 has been launched. The smartphone is offline exclusive and extension to the Coolpad Note series in India. Coolpad Note 6 has a dual selfie camera with additional flash with a capability to capture 120-degree wide angle selfies, making it the first selfie-focused smartphone from the brand.
Coolpad Note 6 will be available in two variants in India – 4GB + 32 GB and 4GB + 64GB. These have been competitively priced at Rs.8,999 and Rs.9,999, respectively.
Note 6 is equipped with an 8MP + 5MP dual front camera for 120-degree wide angle selfies and has a beautiful arc style design with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution to ensure a great viewing experience and has Android 7.1. It has a super battery capacity of 4,070mAh and standby time of 350 hours and weighs only 170g. The phone also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset with 1.4GHz Octa Core processor….Read More
Alcatel has relaunched A3 10” tablet from its A series. The Alcatel A3 10 comes with a 10’’HD IPS Display (1280 x 800 pixels) with 16M colours. It features ergonomic design and a slim 3D texturized back cover. Equipped with a 4,600mAh non-removable battery, the tablet also packs an 8MP primary and 5MP front camera for snapshots and video calls.
Running on Android N 7.0, the device supports 4G LTE connectivity and is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor alongside 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM of storage.
Speaking at the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India, remarked, “With the success of the launch of A310 in the Indian market. We have come up with all-new specification for the consumers to experience them never like before entertainment on this 10” HD tablet.
Bipul Kumar, Category Head, Flipkart, added,” A310 tablet had a tremendous sale on Flipkart last year. We have had fruitful the association with Alcatel in the past, with their innovative products and our wide reach making it an ideal partnership. I believe the new A310 is a fantastic offering for our consumers.”Read More