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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 pre-bookings open in India with new offers


The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a bigger and bolder version of the Galaxy Fold from 2019. The Fold 2 gets a bigger 7.6-inch 1768 x 2208 pixels display that folds from the middle. This display has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and has a punch-hole cutout for holding the video calling camera. Unlike the 2019 model, the 2020 Fold 2 uses an Ultra-thin glass for the display instead of the plastic. The Cover display on the outside measures 6.2-inches with a resolution of 816 x 2260 pixels. This display has extremely narrow bezels and a small cutout for the selfie camera as well.

Inside, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 relies on a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset along with 12GB RAM as standard. The phone also comes with 256GB and 512GB storage options. There’s a 4500mah battery powering the phone and it comes with support for 25W fast wired charging.

The South Korean tech giant has priced the Galaxy Z Fold2 at ₹1,49,999 ($2,039) in India

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Moto E7 Plus announced with Snapdragon 460 SoC and 5000 mAh battery

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Moto E7 Plus features a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop-style notch display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. It is powered by Snapdragon 460nm processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage and expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD.

The Moto E7 Plus runs and packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging via micro-USB. The phone weighs 200 grams and measures at 165.2x75.7x9.2mm. Connectivity options include 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB port, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and more.

The Moto E7 Plus is listed on the company site in a single 4GB + 64GB storage variant. It is priced at BRL 1,349 (roughly Rs 18,639). The Moto E7 Plus comes in Amber Bronze and Navy Blue colour options.

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Honor 30i with 48-megapixel triple camera and Kirin 710F SoC launched


The Honor 30i is not equipped with 5G connectivity support. However, the specifications offered by this phone are quite attractive and ready to compete with other brands. It features a 6.3-inch OLED panel that offers Full HD Plus resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The three cameras consist of a 48-megapixel primary camera which is further accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor to provide better portrait shots. In terms of power, the Honor 30i relies on the company’s entry-level processor called Kirin 710F. It is assisted by 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for an NM card slot to increase storage capacity.

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The Honor 30i is not equipped with 5G connectivity support. However, the specifications offered by this phone are quite attractive and ready to compete with other brands. It features a 6.3-inch OLED panel that offers Full HD Plus resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The three cameras consist of a 48-megapixel primary camera which is further accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor to provide better portrait shots. In terms of power, the Honor 30i relies on the company’s entry-level processor called Kirin 710F. It is assisted by 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for an NM card slot to increase storage capacity.

The Honor 30i is currently being launched in Russia. It is sold in three colour choices such as Ultraviolet Sunset, Green, and Midnight Black. Honor Russia is selling this smartphone with a price tag of RUB 17,990 (around Rs. 17,700) for the only model, 4GB + 128GB.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9i launched in India


The Redmi 9i comes with a 6.53-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It offers a textured back, which we have seen on entry-level phones from Xiaomi. The device ships with Android 10 OS out-of-the-box, running on MIUI 12 version. The phone comes with the MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core chipset. The Redmi 9i has been launched with 4GB RAM as a standard. It comes in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. It is expandable up to 512GB. The handset is backed by a 5,000mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi 9i is priced at Rs 8,299, which is for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model. The 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 9,299.

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LG Wing with a swiveling secondary display makes room for a revolutionary smartphone design

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The LG Wing has the main highlight in the form of the dual displays but stands different from the LG G8X ThinQ dual-screen phone. The LG Wing has the ability to rotate up to 90 degrees and form a hidden secondary display that allows for easy multitasking and different user experience. Users can choose from two different modes: Basic and Swivel, wherein the former uses just the main display and the latter give rise to dual displays. There is a 6.8-inch Full HD+ P-OLED FullVision display and when the Swivel mode is enabled, you will see a 3.9-inch G-OLED secondary one.


The smartphone features mid-range specifications with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor along with Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System. It comes in two RAM/Storage configurations: 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The internal storage options can be further expanded up to 2TB via a memory card. It is backed by a4,000mAh battery and runs Android 10.

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Realme 7i with 90Hz display, SD662, 64MP quad cameras, 5000mAh battery debuts for ~$214

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The Realme 7i measures 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5-8.9mm and it weighs 188 grams. It has an IPS LCD punch-hole display that measures 6.5 inches. The screen supports 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone promises a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The display is shielded by Gorilla Glass panel and its rear is made from glossy polycarbonate material.

The Realme 7i has a Sony IMX471 16-megapixel front-facing snapper with f/2/1 aperture. It offers features like portrait mode, beauty mode, HDR, bokeh effect, UIS video stabilization, and 30fps 1080p video recording. The Realme 7 has a quad-camera system on its back. It has a 64-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture with PDAF, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor with 119-degree field-of-view and f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel B&W lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel macro lens with 4cm focal length with f/2.4 aperture.

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Sony Xperia 5 II Launched with Snapdragon 865 Soc and 120Hz Screen


The Sony Xperia 5 II packs a 6.1-inch CinemaWide OLED screen by offering Full HD+ resolution, which brings HDR support and has been coated with Gorilla Glass 6 to protect the screen from scratches. The phone’s body is also IP68 / IPX5 rated, which makes it resistant to water or dust. The Sony Xperia 5 II comes with a high aspect ratio of 21:9, following its predecessor’s footsteps.

This makes Sony Xperia 5 II suitable for watching videos, which is also equipped with Creator Mode. More than that, the Xperia 5 II also has black frame insertion. It is commonly used by TVs to reduce motion blur. Watching or even playing games will also be even more fun because the screen on this phone supports a 120Hz refresh rate along with the 240Hz touch sampling rate. These software and hardware optimizations reduce latency by up to 35%.

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LG K42 launched with 6.6-inch display, Helio P22, 13MP quad cameras, and 4,000mAh battery

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The LG K42 measures 165 x 76.7 x 8.4mm and it weighs 182 grams. The MIL-STD-810G certified smartphone can withstand extreme environmental conditions. The grippy back panel of the LG K42 has an anti-scratch UV coating that accentuates its appeal. The smartphone flaunts a 6.6-inch display that produces HD+ resolution.

The LG K42 is yet another phone to feature the Helio P22 chipset. The handset comes with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot onboard for more storage. The LG UX based Android 10 OS comes preinstalled on the LG K42.

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Poco X3 launched with 120Hz display

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Poco X3 comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display, which supports 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz sampling rate, and HDR10 certification. There is no AMOLED display and you get LCD panel. For the protection of the screen, the phone gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 732G processor, which comes with Adreno 618 GPU and 6GB RAM. For storage, you have 64GB and 128GB options, which is further expandable up to 256GB using a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Poco X3 is priced at Rs 16,999 in India. For the same price, the company will be selling the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model will ship with a price label of Rs 18,499. The top-end 8GB RAM + 128GB storage comes with a price label of Rs 19,999. The sale will begin on September 29.

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Nokia 3.4, Nokia 2.4 launched


The Nokia 3.4 is an affordable device that has a 6.39-inch screen offering HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The punch-hole is home to one 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the back, there will be a triple-camera consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera. This will go with a combination of 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras

The Nokia 2.4 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 processor. The phone has a length and width of 165.85 x 76.3mm, respectively, which leads to a screen size of 6.5 inches. Furthermore, the successor of the Nokia 2.3 has a dual-camera setup on the back consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel camera. There is also a 5-megapixel camera on the front for taking selfies or video calls. Meanwhile, to keep it running, the smartphone will run the Android 10 OS and has a 4,500mAh battery. It is bigger than the Nokia 2.3 that packs a 4,000mAh battery. The new Nokia phones will be available in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/64GB configurations.

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Moto E7 Plus launched in India


The Moto E7 Plus features a 6.5-inch Max Vision display, HD+ display with a resolution of 1600x720 pixels. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor with 1.8GHz octa-core Kryo 260 CPU. Moto E7 Plus comes in a single storage configuration of 64GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. It houses a 5000mAh battery with support for a 10W battery.

The Moto E7 Plus has been launched at a competitive price of Rs 9499. The smartphone will go on sale on September 30 exclusively on Flipkart from 12 PM onwards. Moto E7 Plus is available in two interesting colors including the Misty Blue and Twilight Orange.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition launched


The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and Quad HD+ resolution. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera. You get a punch-hole display design. The cut-out is placed on the upper part of the screen in the centre. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The latest Samsung device looks similar to the original Galaxy S20 flagship phone and offers a haze finish.

The smartphone will reportedly be launched with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The latter is expandable up to 1TB. The smartphone has a power and volume button on the right side, with the USB-C port on the bottom. The company has added a 4,500mAh battery under the hood. The device supports reverse wireless charging. It is also IP68 rated, meaning water and dust resistant. Samsung is claiming that users will get OS update for up to three years.

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Mi 10T series arrives with impressive displays, 5G, big batteries, and competitive price tags

Today, Xiaomi had a global event during which it announced the Mi 10T series. The series includes the Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T, and the Mi 10T Lite. All three devices pack displays with high refresh rates, Snapdragon processors, 5G, big batteries, and a ton of other features at affordable prices. This post is for the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro as we have a separate post for the Mi 10T Lite.

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The two phones have a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a hole punch and a 144Hz refresh rate. While they are LCD panels, Xiaomi says they are one of the best in the industry. The panels have a Delta E value of 0.63 and a JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference) value of 0.39.

There are also a bunch of other features such as Adaptive Sync, MEMC, Sunlight Mode 3.0, Reading Mode 3.0, and there is also a light sensor on the front and back of the phone for up to 4096 levels of brightness adjustment.

Powering the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T is a Snapdragon 865 processor with 6GB/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage for the Mi 10T and 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage for the Mi 10T Pro.

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Poco C3 with entry-level price, triple-rear camera launched in India

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The Poco C3 features a 6.53-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) LCD display with a waterdrop-style notch. It comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM. The 3GB RAM variant offers 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM model packs 64GB storage.

In the camera department, the Poco C3 features a triple-rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is also a 5-megapixel camera in waterdrop-notch for selfies and video calling.

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