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Samsung Galaxy Buddy 2 launched

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The Galaxy Buddy 2 has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with a teardrop notch. The screen supports an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device comes preloaded with the Android 12 OS and Samsung’s One UI.

The Snapdragon 750G chipset is at the helm of the Galaxy Buddy 2. The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. It houses a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging support. It comes with 8-megapixel selfie camera. The back panel of the device features a 50-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper, and a 2-megapixel macro snapper.

It is priced at KRW 399,300/-
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Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 launched in China

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The Mix Fold 2 features a large 8.02-inch Samsung Eco screen that has a resolution of 2160×1914 when unfolded. Closing the phone will give you access to a 6.56-inch Samsung AMOLED E5 display with a resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels. Both screens have a peak brightness of 1000 nits, have 120Hz refresh rate with the outer display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

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It has dual stereo speakers tuned by Harman/Kardon with support for Dolby Atmos. Like all recent flagship phones, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor and comes with 12GB of RAM. It runs on a modified version of MIUI called MIUI Fold 13 based on Android 12.

The phone features a triple camera setup tuned by Leica on the back of the phone with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera sensor, 13MP ultra-wide lens and a 8MP telephoto lens that offers up to 2x optical zoom. The front of the phone has a single 20MP sensor. All of this is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery that comes with 67W fast charging capabilities.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is available in three storage variants. The base variant that comes with 256GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 8,999 (approx. Rs 1,06,400), whereas the 512GB model is priced at CNY 9,999 (approx. Rs 1,18,300). The top variant that offers 1TB of internal storage will cost you CNY 11,999 (approx. Rs 1,42,000).

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Infinix Hot 12 launched in India with 6000mAh battery

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The phone features a 6.82-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 720×1640 pixels resolution. Further, the display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate, 480 nits brightness and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It packs a MediaTek Helio G37 processor and comes equipped with 4 GB RAM + up to 3 GB of Virtual RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. it has a dual 4G SIM slot as well as a standalone SD card slot that can hold up to 256 GB of data. In addition, it includes a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The phone also has face recognition as well.

It comes with a triple rear camera setup with quad LED flash and 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.6 aperture. The handset runs XOS 10 based on Android 11. There’s a massive 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Besides, the phone supports dual-SIM, 4G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS on the connectivity front. Additionally, the phone has a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. It measures 171.5×77.5×9.2mm.

It is priced at Rs 9,499
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Doogee launches the S89 Rugged Phone series

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The S89 series features a massive 12000mAh battery which is fitted into a 19.4mm thick case while keeping the weight to just 400gms. This means you get a massive battery in an ergonomically designed phone with a comfortable weight and grip. With the S89 smartphone, you can get three to five days of active phone usage on a single charge. This is great for long-haul drivers, hardcore campers, and off-grid dwellers. Even if you are not a traveler, you can benefit from the massive battery as it gives you up to 16 hours of gaming,18 hours of streaming, and more.
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The S89 series has two variants viz. the S89 and S98 Pro. Doogee S89 Pro is the first ever rugged smartphone to come with a 65W fast charger. With the 65W charger, you can charge your 12000mAh battery from 0 to 100% within 2 hours. The S89 comes with a 33W charger.

The S89 series boasts a triple rear camera setup with advanced Sony sensors for both the S89 and S89 Pro. With S89 Pro you get 64MP + 20MP + 8MP sensors while the S89 comes with 48MP + 20MP + 8MP setup. Both phones in this series feature main cameras that are specially tuned to give the best shots, 20MP night vision sensors and 8MP ultra-wide angle sensors that help you to get the perfect shot in any and every surrounding and lighting.

The S89 series is powered by MediaTek Helio P90 chipset with the S89 Pro featuring a base memory configuration of 8GB + 256GB. Both phones come with IP68 and IP69K ratings and the latest MIL-STD-810H certifications making them water, dust, and shockproof and perfect for extreme and harsh environments. Other exciting features include the NFC function, Android 12 OS out of the box, reverses charging, custom button, etc.

Doogee is giving a whopping 50% discount on both the S89 and S89 Pro smartphones. Doogee S89 Pro which retails for $459.98 is available for a discounted price of $229.99 and S89 which retails for $399.99 can be bought for $199.99 only on AliExpress. Also, the first 200 orders can get an additional $10 discount coupon. This deal ends on August 26, 2022.
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Redmi Note 11 SE launched in India

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The phone sports a 6.43-inch FHD AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. Further, the screen comes with up to 1100 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC paired with Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU. The smartphone comes with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It comes with a quad-camera setup. This consists of a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, it features a 13-megapixel selfie shooter housed in a punch-hole.

The phone runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. It features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone also features Hi-Res Audio dual-stereo speakers, splash-proof design, Z-Axis Haptics, 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR Blaster.

It is priced at Rs 13,499
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Vivo Y35 launched in India

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The Vivo Y35 comes with a 6.58-inch full HD+ display with 1080 × 2408 pixel resolution. The display panel also has a 90Hz refresh rate and 96 percent coverage of the NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 6nm Snapdragon 680 chipset which is coupled with 8GB of RAM. The phone comes with 128GB of storage. The storage is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot up to 1TB.

It comes with a triple camera setup - 50-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 lens and wo 2-megapixel bokeh and macro sensors at the rear with an f/2.4 lens. In addition, there’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies. The phone packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 44W FlashCharge support.

The Vivo Y35 runs on Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12 out of the box. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. It also has face recognition as well. It is priced at Rs 18,499 and there is a cashback of Rs 1,000 by using ICICI, SBI, Kotak, OneCard cards till 30th September, 2022.
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Vivo V25e launched in Malaysia

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The Vivo V25e features a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a teardrop notch. It has a Full HD+ resolution of 2404 x 1080 pixels, a DCI-P3 color gamut of 100 percent, a peak brightness of up to 1,300 nits, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The handset weighs 183 grams and has a thickness of 7.99mm. It has a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Its back panel has a 64-megapixel main camera coupled with a 2-megapixel bokeh camera and a 2-megapixel macro snapper.

The phone is equipped with the Helio G99 chipset. The SoC is coupled with 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. It is backed by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 44W fast charging. According to Vivo, it takes 38 minutes for the phone to gain 58 percent battery juice. The device boots to the Android 12 OS, which is overlaid with FunTouch OS 12.

The V25e also comes with a color-changing glass back. Its other features include stereo speakers, a microSD card slot, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port. It lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. It is priced at MYR 1,399.
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Samsung Galaxy A04s launched

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The Samsung Galaxy A04s features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display bearing an HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. It offers a 90Hz refresh rate and the screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass 3. The device has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. It has a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50MP main sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP portrait unit. There is a 5MP front-facing selfie camera.

The phone is equipped with an unspecified octa-core processor but we expect it to be the Exynos 850. It is offered in 3GB and 4GB RAM along with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB onboard storage options. There is a microSD card slot support for additional storage needs up to 1TB. The device draws its power from a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 15W fast charging. The smartphone runs on OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12 OS.
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Sony Xperia 5 IV launched

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The Sony Xperia 5 IV sports a 6.1-inch OLED display with 2520 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) resolution and up to a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone boots Android 12. It features an IP68-rated body for dust and water resistance. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protect the front and the back of the device.

It houses dual stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, DSEE Ultimate, and 360 Reality Audio. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack and a MicroSD card slot. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery. It carries support for 30W USB PD fast charging and Qi wireless charging.

The Phone comes with a triple camera system on the rear. All three sensors offer 12MP resolution. The primary shooter uses a 24mm equivalent 1/1.7″ lens, the ultra-wide has a 16mm equivalent 1/2.5″ lens, and the 2.5x telephoto snapper sports a 60mm equivalent 1/3.5″ lens.

It is priced at €1,049 and $999 in Europe and the US, respectively.
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Nokia X30 5G, G60 5G, C31 smartphones announced

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Nokia has announced Nokia X30 5G, Nokia G60 5G, and the Nokia C31. The Nokia X30 5G and the G60 5G share the same processor, which is the Snapdragon 695, and are promised to get 3 years of major OS upgrades.
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• Nokia X30 5G comes in Cloudy Blue or Ice White and is available in 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB memory and storage configurations starting at a global average RRP of 529 EUR (approx Rs 42,200).

• Nokia G60 5G comes in Pure Black or Ice Grey and is available in 4/64 GB, 4/128 GB and 6/128 GB memory and storage configurations starting at a global average RRP of 319 EUR (approx Rs 25,400).

• Nokia C31 comes in Mint, Charcoal and Cyan and is available in 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB, and 4/128 GB memory and storage configurations starting at global average RRP of 239 EUR (approx Rs 19,000).

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Motorola Edge 30 Neo launched

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The Edge 30 Neo has a 6.28-inch P-OLED display with a punch-hole design. It supports a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 20:9, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. It has a 95.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. For security, it offers features as an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

It has a 32-mp selfie camera. The rear shell of the device has an OIS-enabled 64-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera with 120-degree that doubles as a macro snapper, and an LED flash. It supports up to 60fps Full HD video recording. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 695 mobile platform and come with 8 GB of RAM. The device packs 128 GB of storage and a 4,020mAh battery that supports 68W fast charging. The phone also supports 5W wireless charging.

The Edge 30 neo offers features like dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and a USB-C port. The phone offers an Android 12 OS out-of-the-box experience, which tags along with support for Ready For feature. The device will receive Android 13 and Android 14 OS upgrades.

It is priced at 369 euros in Euope.
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Vivo V25 launched in India

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The Vivo V25 features a color-changing fluorite AG glass panel like the Vivo V25 Pro. It also comes in a standard black color option. The color-changing variant changes from blue to gold color when sunlight or UV rays fall on it.

The handset is built around a 6.44-inch HDR10+ enabled AMOLED display with a resolution of 2404 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), a 90Hz refresh rate, and a dewdrop notch. It has a flat frame design and a rectangular camera island.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include dual SIM, 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, and USB Type-C (USB 2.0). It is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 44W fast wired charging (charger included in the box).

The phone is priced at:
  • 8GB + 128GB – ₹27,999
  • 12GB + 256GB – ₹31,999
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Vivo X Fold+ launched

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The X Fold+ features a 8.03-inch inward folding display that has 2K+ (1,916×2,160 pixels) resolution and 4:3.55 aspect ratio. The primary display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and is protected by an ultra-touch glass (UTG). Further, there’s a 6.53-inch cover display with a 1,080×2,520 pixels resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
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The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 Storage. For photos and videos, the device comes with a quad rear camera setup which is exactly the same as Vivo X Fold. It includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, OIS support, along with a 48-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 12-megapixel portrait sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor that is available under a periscope-style super telephoto lens.

It also comes with the same 16-megapixel f/2.45 wide selfie camera sensor at the front. However, there’s another front-facing camera sensor that is available on top of the folding display. The device also runs on OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12.

Connectivity options on the Vivo foldable include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a dual-screen, in-display 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is available on both inside and outside. The X Fold+ packs a 4,730mAh dual-cell battery that supports 80W fast wired charging support and 50W Wireless Flash Charging support.

The Vivo X Fold+ comes in two configurations — 12GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage, priced at CNY 9,999 and CNY 10,999, respectively. Further, the foldable Vivo smartphone will be available in black, blue, and red colour options.
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Motorola Moto G72 launched in India

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The Moto G72 sports a 6.6-inch pOLED HDR10+ display with a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 576Hz touch sampling rate and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display panel features a centred punch hole cutout to house the front-facing camera.

The device sports an octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 processor. It is paired with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of uMCP storage. In addition, the storage is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card. It is backed with a 5000mAh battery unit and 33W TurboPower fast charging support.

The Moto G72 features a triple-rear camera setup. This includes a 108-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens. The smartphone also has an 8-megapixel hybrid ultra-wide angle and depth camera with a 118-degree field-of-view and an f/2.2 aperture lens, along with a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens.

The phone is priced at ₹18,999 for a sole 6GB + 128GB memory configuration. It can be availed in either Meteorite Grey or Polar Blue color options.
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Realme 10 (5G) Launched

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The Realme 10 has a 6.6-inch LCD panel with a teardrop notch. It offers a 90Hz refresh rate, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, a 20.06:9 aspect ratio, 401 ppi pixel density, 400 nits of brightness, and a 90.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, it packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging via the USB-C port.

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The device comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 6 GB of virtual RAM, and 128 GB / 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It runs on Android 12 OS, which is overlaid with Realme UI 3.0. There is a dedicated microSD card slot onboard for additional storage.

It has an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The LED-assisted rear camera setup has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro, and an AI lens. On the connectivity front, the device offers dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device measures 164.4 x 75.1 x 8.1mm and weighs around 191 grams.

The phone is available in China in two variants: 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. Both models are priced at 1,299 Yuan and 1,599 Yuan respectively.
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