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Vivo Y20 and Vivo Y20i launched in India



The Vivo Y20 and Y20i feature a 6.51-inch Halo iView display with HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 mobile platform coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM, but the storage is same 64GB. The built-in storage is further expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.

Just like the Vivo Y19, this one also packs a big 5,000mAh battery. With a large-sized battery comes support for 18W fast charging. For security, the company has give side-mounted physical fingerprint sensor and camera-based face unlock feature. Connectivity options include micro-USB port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, and more. On the software front, the device runs Android 10-based FunTouchOS 10.5 out-of-the-box.

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Asus ZenFone 7, ZenFone 7 Pro with flip cameras, 90Hz displays launched

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The ZenFone 7, the device has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED HDR10+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor along with Adreno 650 GPU and comes in two RAM/Storage options: 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB.

The ZenFone 7 Pro too has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED 90Hz display but is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor with Adreno 650 GPU. It comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The camera configuration stands the same for the device as the ZenFone 7. Additionally, it gets its fuel from a 5,000mAh battery, much like the ZenFone 7 and runs Android 10 with ZenUI 7 on top. The smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and has two colour variants, namely, Aurora Black and Pastel White.

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The Motorola One 5G is the rebranded version of the Moto G 5G Plus smartphone launched last month. Motorola One 5G is loaded with a 6.7-inches (1080 × 2520 pixels) FHD+ LCD display with 21:9 tall aspect ratio along with support for HDR10, 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by 2.4GHz octa core Snapdragon 765 5G 7nm processor with Adreno 620 GPU. It has 4 GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage with expandable memory up to 1TB via the microSD slot.

Motorola One 5G is shipped with Android 10 OS out of the box and features a 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower fast-charging. For security, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

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Tecno Spark Go 2020 with 5,000mAh battery launched for Rs 6,499, runs Android 10 Go Edition


The Tecno Spark Go 2020 edition comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ Dot Notch screen. It offers 20:9 aspect ratio and 720×1500 pixels display resolution. For the processor, Tecno has used a 1.8GHz quad-core MediaTek Helio A20 chipset. It comes coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well.

The complete package is backed by a 5,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth 4.2. It runs HiOS 6.2 based on Android 10 Go Edition.

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Realme X7, X7 Pro 5G with 120Hz display, Dimensity 1000+, 64MP quad cameras, 65W fast charging launched in China

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The Realme X7 has 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1mm dimensions and it weighs 175 grams. The handset is fitted with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display that supports 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It offers a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and comes with Gorilla Glass protection.

On the other side, the Realme X7 Pro measures 160.8 x 75.1 x 8.5mm and it weighs 184 grams. The phone features a 6.55-inch S-AMOLED display that offers FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The Realme X7 Pro offers 91.6 percent screen space. Both phones have flat displays with a punch-hole design, and they are also equipped with in-display fingerprint scanners.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first commercial smartphone with under-the-display front camera

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The smartphone comes with a big 6.92-inch Full HD+ OLED display that really minimal bezels and a front camera that has slipped right under it. The display also supports a 90Hz refresh rate.

The under-the-display front camera stands at 32MP. It is suggested that ZTE has made the Axon 20 5G with an under-display selfie snapper possible due to an amalgamation of five technologies. This includes a special display material, a dual-control chip, a unique driver circuit, a special pixel matrix, and a self-developed shooting algorithm.

The 5G smartphone (with a 3D glass back) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and comes in three RAM/Storage options: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9A launched in India


The newly launched Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio. The panel operates at HD+ resolution. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core chipset. It is backed by 2GB RAM and 32GB storage model. The device ships with MIUI 12, which is based on Android 10 OS out-of-the-box. The handset is backed by a 5,000mAh battery.

Xiaomi is claiming that users will get up to two days of battery, but if you are a gamer, then you get one-day battery life. For additional storage, the device offers support for a microSD card slot.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, Mi Band 5, and more launched in Japan on 10th anniversary


The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G features a 6.57-inch AMOLED TrueColor display with FHD+ resolution. The display houses a waterdrop notch design with the front-facing camera. The presence of an AMOLED screen also makes sure the phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner on the lower portion of the display panel.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. There is a 4,160mAh battery and it has support for 20W fast charging. In terms of camera optics, the phone Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G features a quad-camera setup on the back. This comprises a main 48-megapixel AI sensor.

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Oppo F17 Pro, Oppo F17 with 30W VOOC fast charging support launched in India

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Oppo F17 Pro sports a 6.43-inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P95 processor. It packs in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which is further using a microSD card. All of this is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC flash charge technology.

Oppo F17 sports a 6.44-inch FullHD display with a waterdrop-style notch. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset. The dual-SIM handset packs in up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 10 based ColorOS 7.2 out of the box. Under the hood, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 30W VOOC fast charging.

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Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro launched in India


The Realme 7 is powered by a MediaTek G95 SoC, which is a gaming processor. But, the Pro version features a Snapdragon 720G SoC. There is a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with 60Hz refresh rate and 120Hz touch sampling rate. The panel comes with 20:9 aspect ratio, 480nits of brightness, and 90 percent screen to body ratio. The 7 Pro sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen with 600nits of brightness, 90 percent screen to body ratio, and 98 percent NTSC color gamut.

The Realme 7 is priced at Rs 14,999 in India, which is for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model. There is also an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, which can be purchased for Rs 16,999. The Realme 7 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs 19,999. For the same price, you get the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The company is also offering the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model for Rs 21,999.

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Poco X3 NFC launched with Snapdragon 732G

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The Poco X3 NFC comes with a Snapdragon 732G chipset by Qualcomm and this makes it the first phone in the world to come with the new chipset. The new SoC will provide slightly better performance over the Snapdragon 730G on the Poco X2. However, it is still a 4G processor, so no 5G on the X3 NFC.

There is a big 6.67-inch LCD display panel on the front of the Poco X3 NFC and a 20:9 screen ratio. The 120Hz refresh rate is now accompanied by 240Hz touch sampling, which should make this a great mid-range gaming device. There is a quad-camera setup on the back while the front camera sits in the center-aligned camera module.

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Gionee M12 Pro goes official packing an Helio P60 chip, 6GB RAM for ¥700 (~$102)

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The Gionee M12 Pro features a 6.2-inch display with an HD+ resolution of 720X1520 pixels. The display has a waterdrop notch, bringing a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, giving users an immersive viewing experience during gaming and when watching videos.

The M12 Pro packs a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM. There is also a large 128GB storage onboard with the option of expanding the storage via microSD card.

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Motorola Razr 5G foldable phone announced with 6.2-inch foldable display, Snapdragon 765G SoC

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The new Moto Razr 5G features a flexible screen that folds in half flaunting the iconic clamshell design. The secondary screen can be operated by touch and used to operate some of the functions of the phone. The Motorola Razr 5G is claimed by the company to withstand up to 200,000 flips. The phone features a 6.2-inch foldable pOLED display with a resolution of 876x2142 pixels, and 21:9 aspect ratio. The secondary screen features a 2.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 600x800 pixel.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 765G processor coupled with Adreno 620 GPU. It has 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and lacks support for a microSD card slot. For the camera, Motorola Razr 5G has a 48-megapixel main camera below the secondary display with f/1.7 aperture and OIS, as well as a side-mounted LED flash. For selfies, the Motorola Razr 5G features a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.

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Samsung Galaxy M51 launches in India with a humongous 7,000mAh battery and Snapdragon 730G

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The new Samsung Galaxy M51 comes equipped with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+), 20:9 aspect ratio, a maximum brightness of 420 nits, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Also, a 32MP selfie camera nests inside the centrally-aligned punch-hole at the top of the screen.

The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with support microSD card up to 512GB via a dedicated slot. In the software department, the phone runs One UI Core 2.1 based on Android 10.

It will be available in two storage configurations – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB priced at ₹24,999 and ₹26,999 respectively.

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Motorola G9 Plus launched with 30W fast charging and 6.8-inch display


The Moto G9 Plus is an upgrade over the Moto G9 is almost all the way you can imagine. Starting from the design to the internals, the G9 Plus is completely different from the Moto G9 launched in India. The rear of the G9 Plus gets a rectangular camera module aligned to the top left. There are a total of four cameras accompanied by a single LED flash. The fingerprint sensor also goes to the side from the rear.

The display gets upgraded to a massive 6.8-inch panel. It still uses an IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The 16-megapixel front camera sits in a small punch-hole cutout on the top left corner. It also supports HDR10 colors as well. The phone relies on the Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. As usual, there’s Android 10 present here as the operating system with Moto experiences baked-in.

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