Saturday, October 19, 2019

Vivo U3 Teased With Snapdragon 675 SoC, ahead of its launch



The Chinese company has released a teaser image of Vivo U3 through its official Weibo account. Vivo U3 is the successor of Vivo U3x which was launched last month in China. Moreover Vivo U3x  is the re branded version of Vivo U10 which was launched in India recently.

The teaser image of the Vivo U3,  shows the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. It also gives a glimpse at the back panel  of the smartphone that appears to have a triple rear camera setup and a rear fingerprint sensor. There is also a vertically-placed Vivo branding as well as a gradient finish.

Vivo U3 Features (expected)

The Vivo U3 phone rumoured to come with a 6.53-inch display that offers full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a waterdrop-style display notch. and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Vivo U3 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB RAM. The smartphone has 64GB of onboard storage and boots Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9. 

On the camera segment, the Vivo phone on TENAA listed with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front it may offer a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

The Vivo U3 packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and draws power through a microUSB port.

Vivo U3 Price (expected)

 It comes in three gradient color options Black, Blue, and Porcelain Green colors, and comes in two memory versions - 4GB/64GB priced at CNY999 (Rs.10,000) and 6GB/64GB that costs CNY1,199 (Rs.12,000). Vivo U3 is expected to go official on October 21st 2019.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Xiaomi MIUI 11 launched in India - Top 10 Features Of MIUI 11


At the Redmi Note 8 Pro launch in India, Xiaomi also launched its next OS update ‘MIUI 11’. Xiaomi unveiled new features and changes coming to MIUI 11 along with the rollout timeline for smartphones. Xiaomi aims to offer a more minimalist design with the new MIUI 11. 

MIUI is Xiaomi’s custom OS based on Google’s Android. Xiaomi users, on the other hand, are  excited about Android 10 as well as about MIUI 11 — the next-gen OS update for Xiaomi and Redmi devices.

MIUI 11 Best Features

Xiaomi has been working on the MIUI 11 for some time, it goes without saying the latest update from Xiaomi has excellent features..

1.  UI Design 

 MIUI 11 gives a minimalistic look. The exciting UI changes happening on MIUI 11 are dark mode with Dark Mode scheduler. The most exciting one  is the new colorful iconography on the settings page.  There are new lock animations as well.




2. Dynamic Video Wallpaper 

MIUI 11 also comes with a wallpaper carousel with 200 lockscreen wallpapers shown in a day. With MIUI 11, Xiaomi is introducing Dynamic Wallpaper and Dynamic Video Wallpaper. With Dynamic Video Wallpaper feature, users can set any video as their wallpaper.




3. Enhanced Always-On-Display

Xiaomi is adding dynamic clock styles, new patterns and options to add customized personal text on the always-on display.  The latest MIUI update also adds edge lighting on the lock screen that will show up as soon a new notification arrives on your Xiaomi device.




4. Ultra Power Saving Mode

The MIUI 11 comes with  an Ultra Power Saving mode is under the Battery settings. When power saving mode is ON except Calls and messages all apps and other tasks  will be turned off. Moreover only certain apps are allowed in this mode. The color of the screen will turn black and white for more efficiency




5. Digital Wellbeing 

With MIUI 11 you will be able to manage your screen time by tracking the time spent on your smartphones. Further you can also limit the time spent on applications.




6. Mi Life

MIUI 11, Xiaomi is going to give users a new app Mi Life. This app comes with three features steps, Viminz Health and Quick Reply. The steps feature can be used to count steps. Viminz Health will monitor the period cycle of women.






7. Quick Reply 

MIUI 11 includes the “Quick Reply” feature which will allow users to reply to the home screen without needing to open the application.




8. Mi Share

Mi Share is made finally made available with the MIUI 11. Located under the connection and sharing feature settings, the feature enables Xiaomi users to exchange photos, files, and documents to other devices such as Vivo, Realme and Oppo via a single tap.

9. Mi Work

Xiaomi's MIUI 11 has a new file manager app is that you can view documents without needing any extra software. Xiaomi has also added Task functionality under the To-Do app and users can access the created tasks just by right-swiping on the home screen.  the floating calculator to calculate the expenses without having to exit the current app or switching apps




10. Other Features of MIUI 11

MIUI 11 brings notification light to phones which don’t have one built-in.Xiaomi has also worked on the notification light which it says most of its users still prefer. Mint keyboard, Dynamic ambient sounds for alarms, ringtones , Wireless Print, Dual Clock, New Game Turbo,  New Panchang, Casting documents, photos, games, etc with ScreenCast and more.

List of  Xiaomi and Redmi devices receiving the MIUI 11 Global ROM –




MIUI 11 will start rolling out on October 22 for Redmi K20, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7S and Poco F1. The second staged rollout takes place between November 4 and 12. MIUI 11 will be available on all Xiaomi smartphones by December 26.





Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Launched - But Not Coming To India - Everything you need to know



Google announced a range of products including the new completely wire-free Pixel Buds, new Nest Mini and Nest Wi-Fi devices, and of course the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones.  the company just announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at its hardware event in New York City.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL features :

The Pixel 4 XL has a 6.3-inch Quad HD display, while the pixel 4 sports a  5.7-inch and 1080p. Both feature a 90Hz max refresh rate for ultra-smooth scrolling and responsiveness, but the refresh rate automatically adjusts to the usual 60Hz automatically according to the task to optimize battery life. Both phones feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

They’re powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, come with either 64GB or 128GB of storage, and have 6GB RAM.  It also has Google's Titan M security chip for better data security on-device. The Google Pixel 4 series ships with Android 10 out of the box, and promises software and security updates for three years.

On the camera segment, the Pixel 4 series both pixel 4 and pixel 4XL features a 16-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.4 aperture) with a 12.2-megapixel secondary camera (f/1.7 aperture, 77-degree field of view) at the back. It has an 8-megapixel front camera. The rear cameras support 4K video at 30fps and 1080p at up to 120fps, while the front camera supports 1080p video at 30fps.

The Pixel 4 comes with a 2,800mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 4 XL has a 3,700mAh battery. Both phones ship with an 18W fast charging adapter in the box and have a USB Type-C port. The box includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable too. The two phones have a Nano-SIM slot, along with support for an eSIM in case you need dual-SIM connectivity.

Price and Color Option :

The Pixel 4 comes in three new colors: white, black, and a limited-edition orange option. It goes up for preorder today, and it will ship on October 24th. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be sold by every major US carrier. The regular Pixel 4 starts at $799 (Rs.57,100) and the Pixel 4 XL starts at $899 (Rs. 64,200)




Other Features:

Google has housed a number of sensors that enable two new features. One is Google’s own face unlock system, which is the company’s answer to Apple’s Face ID. The other is a new interaction method called Motion Sense. This allows the Pixel 4 to be controlled with hand gestures — no touching the phone required. Motion Sense utilizes Google’s Project Soli technology. With Motion Sense, you can do things like control music or dismiss an incoming call with a wave of your hand near the phone’s display. Motion Sense processing happens locally on device, and Google noted that the feature can be disabled at any time.

The smartphone also features a new voice recorder app that transcribes audio recordings even when the Pixel 4 is in airplane mode. As of now English is the only language supported.

In terms of sensors, the Pixel 4 series features Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and 2x2 MIMO support. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (along with AptX, AptX HD, LDAC codecs). It features NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and Google Cast too.

Pixel Not coming to India :

Pixel 4 devices aren't coming to India notably because the new Soli sensor - a radar that can detect hand gestures and improves on the in-built face unlock feature - uses 60GHz mmWave frequency which is currently not allowed for civilian use in India, as per the country's regulations.Pixel fans took over to Twitter and reached out to the Google chief Sundar Pichai directly to express their disappointment over the news.




Thursday, October 3, 2019

Realme X2 Pro Launched with Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 64MP camera, and 20x Hybrid Zoom




 Realme has launched its first ever Snapdragon 855+ powered smartphone. In China this smartphone will be debuting as Realme X2 Pro. The smartphone will be launched all over Asia on or before December 2019.This is going to be Realme’s first ever premium flagship smartphone upon its launch.

Realme X2 Pro Price :

The base variant of the Realme X2 Pro with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs CNY 2,599 (Rs 26,200 approx). The middle variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs CNY 2,799 (Rs 28,222 approx). Finally, the top variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage costs CNY 3,199 (Rs 32,255 approx).

Along with its featuring of Snapdragon 855+ it also includes 2.96GHz octa-core processor. The smartphone also features a Quad camera system consisting 64 Megapixel primary lens, an ultrawide lens with 115-degree field-of-view, a telephoto lens and a portrait lens for depth effects. The Quad camera present in the smartphone will provide 20x hybrid zoom. 



Reports has shown that Realme X2 Pro will consist a display with waterdrop notch and also will have 90Hz refresh rate. The display will support 1080x2400 pixels resolution and present a tall aspect ratio of 20:9.


Another feature that the Realme X2 Pro is confirmed to get is 50W VOOC charging support. 



The company has not announced the launch date as yet. We can expect the Realme X2 Pro to launch soon in India. Realme has confirmed the launch of Realme XT 730G in December. We can expect the Realme X2 Pro to launch alongside, if not before.




Watch: 

Realme X2 Pro Tamil - Snapdragon 855+, 65W Charging | அடுத்த Flagship Killer





Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Samsung Galaxy M30s Vs Redmi Note 8 Pro : Price, specs, features compared



Samsung at last launched the budget friendly Galaxy M30 smartphone to take on the devices from Xiaomi and Realme. The all-new Samsung Galaxy M30s comes with a 6,000mAh battery, Super AMOLED display, and triple rear camera setup. The price of Galaxy M30s starts from Rs 13,999, competeing against the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Let's take look at each of the phones and compare Samsung Galaxy M30s V/S Redmi Note 8 Pro  based on raw specs, features and price.

Samsung Galaxy M30s

Samsung Galaxy M30s sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC which is an upgraded version of the Exynos 9610. Samsung Galaxy M30s comes in two variants- 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage of Galaxy M30s is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).

On gaming side, the Galaxy M30s comes with a dedicated Game Booster mode, which uses AI to improve device performance while gaming.

As far as optics are concerned, Galaxy M30s comes with the triple camera setup. At the back, the Galaxy M30s has the main 48MP (f/2.0), 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor and 8MP (f/2.2) Super Wide Angle camera. For selfies, the Galaxy M30s has an 8MP shooter. The M30s also su[pports 4K video recording, super Slo-mo, Super Steady and a Hyperlapse.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the  Mediatek Helio G90T chipset and offers a choice of 6 GB and 8GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage. The device packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging through USB Type-C.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy M30s, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad-camera setup with 64MP main camera. Apart from the 64MP camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also features 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors on the back. The selfie camera is a 20MP snapper housed in the Dot notch on the front.

Samsung Galaxy M30s Price:

4GB + 64GB storage variant Rs. 13,999

6GB + 128GB storage variant Rs. 16,999

 Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced in China at :

6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,000)  

6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,000)

8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,000)

Verdict

Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad camera setup when compared to Galaxy M30s' triple camera setup but the Samsung's device is ahead when it comes to the display screen panel. M30s comes with a FHD+ AMOLED screen whereas Redmi Note 8 Pro has a IPS LCD screen.

Samsung Galaxy M30s comes on top as far as the battery power is concerned with 6,000 mAh unit, while Redmi Note 8 pro offers 4,500 mAh battery to power up.

Moreover Samsung Galaxy M30s has dedicated SD slot, when compared to Redmi Note 8 pro's dual sim.

When we talk about performance both have new processors. 

So, Samsung Galaxy M30s is the newest phone  and spec-to-spec comparison gives it a slight edge, on paper.

General
Redmi Note 8 Pro                     V/S         Samsung Galaxy M30s
Sim Type
Dual Sim, GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)
Dual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual Sim
Yes
Yes
Sim Size
Nano+Nano SIM
Nano+Nano SIM
Dimensions
161.3 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight
199 g
174 g
Display
Type
Color IPS LCD screen (16M)
Color Super AMOLED screen (16M)
Touch
Yes, with Multitouch
Yes, with Multitouch
Size
6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
6.4 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels
Aspect Ratio
19.5:9
20:9
PPI
~403 PPI
~411 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio
~ 91.4%
~ 91%
Features
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Notch
Yes, Water Drop Notch
Yes, Water Drop Notch
Memory
RAM
6 GB
4 GB
Storage
64 GB
64 GB
Card Slot
Yes, (Hybrid Slot), upto 256 GB
Yes, upto 512 GB
Connectivity
GPRS
Yes
Yes
EDGE
Yes
Yes
3G
Yes
Yes
4G
Yes
Yes
VoLTE
Yes
Yes, Dual Stand-By
Wifi
Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth
Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE
Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB
Yes, USB-C v2.0
Yes, USB-C v2.0
USB Features
USB on-the-go
USB Charging
IR Blaster
Yes
Extra
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS Support
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Fingerprint Sensor
Yes, Rear
Yes, Rear
Face Unlock
Yes
Yes
Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Extra Features
UFS2.1
Camera
Rear Camera
64 MP f/1.7
8 MP
2 MP
2 MP with autofocus
48 MP f/2 (Main)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
5 MP f/2.2 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
Features
AI-enabled, Portrait Mode, Face detection, Touch to focus
Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1080p @ 30fps FHD
4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD
Flash
Yes, LED
Yes, LED
Front Camera
20 MP
16 MP f/2
Front Video Recording
1080p @ 30fps FHD
1080p @ 30fps FHD
Technical
OS
Android v9.0 (Pie)
Android v9.0 (Pie)
Chipset
MediaTek Helio G90T
Samsung Exynos 9611
CPU
2.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor
2.3 GHz, Octa Core Processor
Core Details
4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU
Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4
Mali-G72 MP3
Java
No
No
Browser
Yes, supports HTML5
Yes, supports HTML5
Multimedia
Email
Yes
Yes
Music
Yes
MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC
Video
Yes
MP4/WMV/H.265
FM Radio
Yes
Yes
Document Reader
Yes
Yes
Battery
Type
Non-Removable Battery
Non-Removable Battery
Size
4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery
6000 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast Charging
18W Fast Charging
15W Fast Charg


Watch: 

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Samsung M30s Comparison in Tamil | BUY OR WAIT ???