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Huawei Y7p with 48-megapixel camera, hole-punch display launched



The handset sports a 6.39-inch HD+ TFT LCD display. It ships with Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.1 out of the box. The smartphone draws its power from a Kirin 710F octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. You also get the option to expand the internal storage by up to 512GB using a microSD card. There is a 4,000mAh battery integrated inside the Huawei Y7p. In terms of connectivity, the Huawei Y7p supports Bluetooth 5.0, a micro-USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, AGPS, and Glonass.

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Motorola launches the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus

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Both the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus ar premium mid-range models bt the G Stylus is on top of the line. This isn’t as a result of only the Stylus pen which it bundles along but also due to better camera setup.

The Motorola Moto G Power sports a 6.4-inch LCD display with a FullHD+resolution of 1080p and a punch-hole camera. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and there is 64GB of storage onboard. Motorola has trimmed down the bezels a little this year, but there’s still a noticeable “chin” below the screen.

The Moto G Stylus packs a similar plastic chassis under a similar 6.4-inch LCD FHD+ display. The fingerprint sensor, processor, and RAM are similar to those of the G Power. But the 4GB RAM teams up with 128GB of internal storage. The device also packs a smaller 4000mAh battery which isn’t too bad. Despite having a stylus pen, the G Stylus is slightly thinner at 9.2mm. Talking of the stylus, it is located at the bottom right edge f the display and it has to be removed manually as there is no pop-up mechanism.

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Tecno Spark Go Plus with 6.52-inch display launched in India, priced at Rs 6,299



The latest Tecno phone comes with a modern Dot-notch display design. It sports a 6.52-inch panel with 89.5 percent screen-to-body-ratio, 20:9 aspect ratio. The Tecno Spark Go Plus device supports 480nits brightness. The handset is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There is also a 4,000mAh battery. The company has also added an AI-powered 8-megapixel rear camera, which is assisted by a dual flashlight. On the front, the Tecno Spark Go Plus has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with front flash. It will ship with Android 9 (Go Edition).

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Hi Need suggestions for a mid range dual sim phone for my mother.

Need recommendations on the Brands to consider as there are plethora of brands in the price range.

She uses WhatsApp and regular phone and a few apps that are used by my niece. Need a phone which have a good battery life and not too complicated.

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Redmi 8A Dual launched for Rs. 6,499 (~$91); Has dual cameras, better rear design and 5,000mAh battery

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Today, the company unveiled the Redmi 8A Dual phone in the country. It is an updated version of the Redmi 8A smartphone that features a new rear design along with an additional rear camera. It also comes in two color variants. Interestingly, the Redmi 8A Dual has arrived with a starting price as the Redmi 8A.

The Redmi 8A Dual borrows many of its specs from the original Redmi 8A phone. Hence, it features a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 6.22-inch dot notch display that supports 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The 12nm Snapdragon 439 chipset fuels the smartphone with up to 3 GB of RAM. The phone offers an internal storage of 32 GB. It offers a dedicated a microSD card slot for additional storage.

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What's the budget and preferred screen (display) Size. Any particular brand in mind?
Being out of country since long I do not have much information about new brands, Though aware of Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi.. but not sure about exact rankings for each.

Should not be too big and budget around 7-10. Can go with motorola E6 but seems lagging in comparison with similar Chinese brands

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with ultra thin glass display launched



In terms of specifications, there is a Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. There is a 12-megapixel camera on the outside. It is joined by a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera. There is also a 10-megapixel camera on the inside, housed inside a hole punch cutout. The Galaxy Z Flip features a 3,300mAh battery and supports 15W fact charging. They run One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box.

The outer display is called a cover display and it shows notifications at glance. When unfolded, there is a 6.7-inch display that is definitely taller than standard smartphones.
The Galaxy Z Flip is priced at $1,380 and will be available from February 14, 2020.

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Should not be too big and budget around 7-10. Can go with motorola E6 but seems lagging in comparison with similar Chinese brands
Ok, here are some phones which will come under 10K.

All good battery power, memory more than 2GB RAM:

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual 3GB (lastest launch) - Rs.6999 (2GB: Rs.6499)

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Realme C3 3GB - 3GB - Rs.6999/-

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Vivo Y11 - 3GB - Rs.8999/-

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Nokia 2.3 - 2GB - 8199/-

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Realme 5i - 4GB - Rs.8999

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VIVO U10 - 3GB - Rs.8990

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Suggest, Check/compare between Redmi 8A 3GB & Vivo Y11 and decide ?
 
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Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra launched

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Galaxy S20 sports a 6.2-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. As a reminder, all the Galaxy S20 smartphones come with an Infinity-O display, much like the recent Galaxy S10 Lite and the Note 10 Lite. The smartphone comes in two processor variants depending on the various markets: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 one (with 5G) and the Exynos 990 one (with 4G). The 4G Galaxy S20 has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage while the 5G variant has 12GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

The Galaxy S20+ features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and will also come in two processor variants, in accordance with the market it is launched in. This Galaxy S20+ also has the cameras as its USP and it houses an extra camera sensor, totalling up to four rear cameras. The camera setup consists of 12MP main sensor, 12MP wide-angle lens and 64MP telephoto lens. Upfront, there is a 10MP selfie shooter.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a 6.9-inch 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED display and comes with the same processor versions as the other two Galaxy S20 siblings. The device comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. The storage is further expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 with 5G, 108MP camera, Snapdragon 865 SoC launched



The latest Xiaomi Mi 10 features a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 1,120 nits peak brightness. The device comes with a single hole-punch display design. The smartphone’s panel supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The newly launched Mi 10’s display offers a contrast ratio of 5000000:1. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The company has added a big 4,780mAh battery inside the phone. The Mi 10 will support 30W wired Flash Charge tech, 30W wireless charging as well as 10W reverse wireless charging.

Xiaomi Mi 10 price starts from CNY 3999, which is approximately Rs 40,910 in India. This price is for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model of Mi 10 is priced at CNY 4,299, which is around Rs 43980 in India. There is also a 12GB RAM + 256GB model, which will cost CNY 4,699 (approx Rs 48080).

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OPPO Reno3 Vitality Edition goes on sale in China for 2999 yuan ($430)

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The smartphone features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a waterdrop notch and 20:9 aspect ratio. The device also comes with a third-generation in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Reno3 Vitality Edition is equipped with Link Boost 2.0 which not only supports dual Wi-Fi acceleration, but also supports SLA 2.0 5G + Wi-Fi dual channel, which doubles the network speed.

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The phone comes with the usual set of connectivity options, including 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The OPPO Reno3 Vitality Edition is powered by a 4,025mAh battery which comes with support for 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging support.

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Oppo A31 with Triple rear camera setup, 6.5-inch display launched

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The Oppo A31 features a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop display (1600 x 720 pixels) with screen ratio of 20:9 and comes loaded with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM. The Smartphone has 128GB of internal storage, with an option to expand the storage via microSD card. The smartphone comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, that claims to open the device within 0.47 seconds. Oppo A31 gets its juices from a 4,230 mAh battery, which claims to provide 14 hours of video streaming for and 7 hours of gaming time. Moreover, the smartphone runs on Android 9 opreating system and comes loaded with all standard connectivity options.

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