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Vivo U20 launched with Snapdragon 675, triple rear cameras and 5,000mAh battery



Vivo U20 is available in India in two different storage variants. The base model comes with either 4GB RAM or 6GB of RAM and 64GB standard storage. The base model with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 10,990 while the 6GB RAM variant will be available for Rs 11,990. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display, waterdrop notch and a smaller chin. The smartphone comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 90.3 percent and will support Widevine L1 certification. It runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie and will be getting Android 10 update later.

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Vivo V17 launched with 48-megapixel quad cameras



The smartphone features a quad camera setup on the back of the device with a 48-megapixel primary camera sensor. V17 features a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution with a water-drop notch. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Vivo has also added a dedicated microSD card slot for support for expandable storage. The slot can support up to 256GB MicroSD cards. As mentioned above, the device features a quad rear camera setup with a primary 48-megapixel sensor.

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Honor V30 and V30 Pro launched with 5G, 40-megapixel camera, and more

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The Honor V30 series features a 6.57-inch LCD display panel with FHD+ resolution. The display also features a punch-hole design with dual front-facing cameras. It is worth noting that the devices don’t feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Instead, Honor has placed a physical fingerprint scanner on the right side of both devices. As mentioned above, both the devices come with Kirin 990 SoC with two RAM and storage variants. The base model will feature 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage and the top variant will feature 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The base model of V30 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at 3,299 RMB (Rs 33,510). The 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at 3,699 RMB (Rs 37,586). V30 Pro starts at 3,899 RMB (Rs 39,618) for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Top of the line V30 Pro variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage amounts to 4,199 RMB (Rs. 42,666). Pre-orders start from December 5 while the sale starts from December 12.

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Oppo A9 2020 Vanilla Mint Edition variant with 8GB RAM launched in India



The Oppo A9 2020 comes with several upgrades over the current Oppo A9. The smartphone features a quad-rear camera setup, which boasts of a 48-megapixel primary (Samsung GM1) lens. Besides that, the camera setup includes an 8-megapixel ultra-wide (119 degree) lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Upfront, the smartphone packs 6.5-inch nano-Waterdrop screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.

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Vivo Y9s with diamond-shaped quad rear camera setup launched: Price, Specifications and Availability



The Vivo Y9s features a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, it comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. It sports a quad rear camera setup where the sensors are placed in the form of a diamond. The main shooter uses a 48-megapixel sensor and it is paired with an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens.

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Motorola One Hyper with 64MP camera, Android 10 launched



The Motorola One Hyper sports a massive 6.5-inch LCD IPS screen as is the trend these days. It has an 85 percent screen ratio, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The panel operates at full HD+ resolution. The new device from Motorola draws its power from a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. The same chipset is also powering the Vivo U20 phone.

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iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition launched; features 4,500mAh battery, 33W fast charging



The key highlights of the phone include a big 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, liquid-cooling, and the flagship-grade CPU. As for detailed specs, the smartphone has a 6.38-inch S-AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. There is also a teardrop notch similar to the iQOO Neo. For security, there is also an on-screen fingerprint reader. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset.

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Huawei Nova 6 series with 5G, dual punch hole display, Kirin 990 SoC launched



The Huawei Nova 6 5G is powered by the company’s flagship 7nm Kirin 990 processor. It comes equipped with Balong 5000 5G modem. The 4G version of the same handset comes with a Kirin 810 SoC. Both the smartphones pack a whopping 6.57-inch Full HD+ display. They also feature a trending dual punch-hole display design. The units flaunt a 3D four-curved glass body.

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Pablo Escobar Fold 1 launched as the cheapest foldable phone at $349

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The Escobar Fold 1 packs a 7.8-inch flexible AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1444 that folds outwards in half. For photography, the foldable flagship features a 16MP f/1.8 primary camera and a 20MP secondary shooter. The device is carrier unlocked, works across all networks around the globe, and includes free worldwide shipping.


Apart from being the cheapest and one of the first foldable smartphones around, the Escobar Fold 1 is equally one of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones. Yes, for that amount, you get a snapdragon 855 chipset onboard and wait for it, 8GB of RAM as well as a massive 512GB expandable storage.

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Nokia 7.1 to receive Android 10 next week: HMD Global rolls out software update in 5 more smartphones

In a special event where HMD Global launched a new budget smartphone Nokia 2.3, Pranav Shroff, General Manager of HMD Global announced that the Nokia 7.1 will get updated to Android 10 as early as next week. The event took place in Cairo, Egypt on December 5.

In January 2020, Nokia will roll out the Android 10 update to Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus and 7 Plus. The next set of smartphones to receive the software update will be Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 in the same month of January. The rest of the Nokia lineup will follow the previously released roadmap.

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Vivo V17 with punch-hole display, quad rear cameras and Snapdragon 675 launched in India



Vivo V17 ditches the pop-up selfie camera seen on its Pro sibling for a punch-hole display design. It sports a plastic frame and a 6.44-inch Full HD+ display of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone uses a Super AMOLED display and houses an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, there is 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot. With Vivo V17, customers get a punch-hole display design that houses the 32-megapixel selfie camera.

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Redmi K30 with 5G, Snapdragon 765 SoC, 64MP camera launched



The Redmi K30 comes with a 6.67-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate, and 20:9 aspect ratio. It features a dual hole-punch design and curved edges. The panel operates at full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) resolution. The new phone from Redmi also sports a frosted AG glass back. Both the front and back of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It offers a 12-antenna design and includes dual-frequency GPS support. The Redmi K30 comes with a big 4,500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging tech.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G 8GB + 128GB variant launched; goes on sale from Dec 12

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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G 8GB + 128GB model is priced at 6,399 yuan which roughly converts to $909. When launched, the company had announced two color variants for the device — Vegan Leather Orange and Vegan Leather Forest Green.

The smartphone is powered by Kirin 990 5G, a 7nm + EUV processor. It not only has a built-in 5G modem but its NPU chip has two big cores and one small core which are overclocked while the regular Kirin 990 has one big core and one small core.

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Nokia C1 launched by HMD Global: Android 9 Go Edition smartphone with 5.45-inch display



The Nokia C1 features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. The company is using an IPS panel, which means it will be better than TFT panels used on other devices. In order to prevent scratches, the smartphone also comes equipped with toughened glass at the front. The listing reveals that it is powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.3GHz and is likely to be a MediaTek SoC. There is 1GB of RAM, which is standard for an Android Pie Go Edition smartphone. There is 16GB of internal storage and can be expanded by up to 64GB via microSD card slot.

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Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 with punch-hole display, L-shaped quad cameras launched



The Galaxy A51 features a 6.5-inch full HD+ super AMOLED Infinity-O display that runs at a resolution of 2040×1080 pixels. The selfie camera cut out is at the center, just like on the Galaxy Note-series. Under the hood is an Exynos 9611 64-bit octa-core SoC paired with 4GB / 6GB / 8GB RAM options, and 64GB / 128GB storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present.

The Galaxy A71, it comes with a more powerful hardware. It flaunts a 6.7-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display running at a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB / 8GB RAM options and 128GB storage. The smartphone runs on Android 10 OS out of the box.

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