Honor V12 with dual rear cameras passes through the FCC, gets certified on TENAA

Huawei’s Honor brand  announced its flagship Honor V10 smartphone in China back in November last year, now the Honor V12 has passed the the FCC and has also been certified by TENAA. However this is listed as X-Honor V12 and there is also a branding on the back of the phone, which could be a new series.

The TENAA listing reveals a 5.5-inch screen without a notch, but the resolution has not been mentioned. It also reveals a 147.8×78.2×8.6mm and a weird 1900mAh battery, which could be a mistake. The image confirms a metal body with antenna lines running on the top and the bottom parts of the back, dual rear cameras, front camera with flash and a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom.

The phone is seen in golden color, but it might also come in additional colors. We should know more details about the smartphone in coming weeks.

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Huawei’s Honor brand  announced its flagship Honor V10 smartphone in China back in November last year, now the Honor V12 has passed the the FCC and has also been certified by TENAA. However this is listed as X-Honor V12 and there is also a branding on the back of the phone, which could be a new series. The TENAA listing reveals a 5.5-inch screen without a notch, but the resolution has not been mentioned. It also reveals a 147.8x78.2x8.6mm and a weird 1900mAh battery, which could be a mistake. The image confirms a metal body with antenna lines running on the top and the bottom parts of the back, dual rear cameras, front camera with flash and a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom. The phone is seen in golden color, but it might also come in additional colors. We should know more details about the smartphone in coming weeks. Source 1, 2 | Via

OPPO PBAM00 / PBAT00 with 6.2-inch 19:9 FullView display, 4GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

OPPO smartphones with model numbers PBAM00 / PBAT00 have been certified by TENAA in China. This reveals a budget smartphone with a 6.2-inch HD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, minimal bezels, 1.8GHz Octa-Core SoC, which could be Snapdragon 450,  Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.0, 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for portrait shots. It will come with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and will like come with face unlock, however it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor.

OPPO PBAM00 / PBAT00 specifications

6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display
1.8GHz Octa-Core processor
4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
8MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 156.2×75.6×8.2mm; Weight: 168g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
4100mAh built-in battery

The smartphone is expected to come in Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue and Purple colors. It could be another smartphone in the ‘A series’ after the OPPO A3 that was introduced a couple of months back. We can expect the official announcement sometime later this month.

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OPPO smartphones with model numbers PBAM00 / PBAT00 have been certified by TENAA in China. This reveals a budget smartphone with a 6.2-inch HD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, minimal bezels, 1.8GHz Octa-Core SoC, which could be Snapdragon 450,  Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.0, 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for portrait shots. It will come with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and will like come with face unlock, however it doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. OPPO PBAM00 / PBAT00 specifications 6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) Dual SIM 13MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera 8MP front-facing camera Dimensions: 156.2×75.6×8.2mm; Weight: 168g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS 4100mAh built-in battery The smartphone is expected to come in Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue and Purple colors. It could be another smartphone in the 'A series' after the OPPO A3 that was introduced a couple of months back. We can expect the official announcement sometime later this month. Source 1, 2

MediaTek Helio A22 2GHz Quad-Core 12nm SoC with Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, AI capabilities detailed

MediaTek Helio A22, the company’s latest budget SoC based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology was introduced with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A earlier this week, after the Helio P22. Now the company has detailed the specifications of the SoC, expect for the exact (IMG PowerVR GE-class) GPU version.  It supports 20:9 HD+ screen, has Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs with MediaTek CorePilot, and flexible LPDDR3/LPDDR4x memory controller. It supports 13+8MP dual or 21MP single camera setup.

The company says that CPU performance is up to 30% faster and GPU up to an incredible 72% faster than the direct alternative, which should be the Snapdragon 425 SoC. It also has AI-enhancements such as Face ID (Face Unlock) and smart photo albums. MediaTek NeuroPilot support, developers
and device makers have the best possible AI-ecosystem, with support for common AI frameworks and full compliance with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI).

It has 4G LTE WorldMode modem that integrates dual 4G SIM with VoLTE/ViLTE, MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology and essential new standards such as, eMBMS, HUPE, Band 71 and advanced IMS. Connectivity upgrades include a new, dedicated sub-processor for
4-Satellite multi-GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo), Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi (802.11ac).

 Helio A22
 Helio P22

Process
TSMC 12nm

Apps CPU
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2GHz
8x …

MediaTek Helio A22, the company's latest budget SoC based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology was introduced with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A earlier this week, after the Helio P22. Now the company has detailed the specifications of the SoC, expect for the exact (IMG PowerVR GE-class) GPU version.  It supports 20:9 HD+ screen, has Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs with MediaTek CorePilot, and flexible LPDDR3/LPDDR4x memory controller. It supports 13+8MP dual or 21MP single camera setup. The company says that CPU performance is up to 30% faster and GPU up to an incredible 72% faster than the direct alternative, which should be the Snapdragon 425 SoC. It also has AI-enhancements such as Face ID (Face Unlock) and smart photo albums. MediaTek NeuroPilot support, developers and device makers have the best possible AI-ecosystem, with support for common AI frameworks and full compliance with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI). It has 4G LTE WorldMode modem that integrates dual 4G SIM with VoLTE/ViLTE, MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology and essential new standards such as, eMBMS, HUPE, Band 71 and advanced IMS. Connectivity upgrades include a new, dedicated sub-processor for 4-Satellite multi-GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo), Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi (802.11ac).  Helio A22  Helio P22 Process TSMC 12nm Apps CPU 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2GHz 8x ...

OnePlus 6 sales cross 1 million in 22 days globally, becomes the fastest selling OnePlus device

OnePlus today announced that OnePlus 6, the company’s flagship smartphone has crossed 1 million sales globally within 22 days of launch. The OnePlus 6 has also become OnePlus’ fastest selling smartphone, since the first OnePlus One smartphone was launched back in 2013. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T each sold a million units within three months of their launch.

OnePlus said that company’s ‘one flagship a year’ strategy has allowed the company to create superior products with premium user-experience. Its long-term partnerships with the likes of Amazon and Qualcomm, along with partnerships with carrier networks like Elisa and O2 in Europe have further helped bolster the company’s presence across 36 countries around the world.

OnePlus has announced a ‘Community Celebration Season’ that will see the roll out of exciting offers over 12 days, from 15th June 2018 to 26th June 2018 as a sign of gratitude to the OnePlus community that made the massive success of OnePlus 6 possible.

The offers include

Rs. 2000 cashback on Citibank Credit & Debit cards and no-cost EMI on all popular banks for three months.
OnePlus customers will receive extra Rs. 1500 off on exchange; while on the exchange of any other device, customers will receive additional Rs. …

OnePlus today announced that OnePlus 6, the company's flagship smartphone has crossed 1 million sales globally within 22 days of launch. The OnePlus 6 has also become OnePlus’ fastest selling smartphone, since the first OnePlus One smartphone was launched back in 2013. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T each sold a million units within three months of their launch. OnePlus said that company's 'one flagship a year' strategy has allowed the company to create superior products with premium user-experience. Its long-term partnerships with the likes of Amazon and Qualcomm, along with partnerships with carrier networks like Elisa and O2 in Europe have further helped bolster the company’s presence across 36 countries around the world. OnePlus has announced a ‘Community Celebration Season’ that will see the roll out of exciting offers over 12 days, from 15th June 2018 to 26th June 2018 as a sign of gratitude to the OnePlus community that made the massive success of OnePlus 6 possible. The offers include Rs. 2000 cashback on Citibank Credit & Debit cards and no-cost EMI on all popular banks for three months. OnePlus customers will receive extra Rs. 1500 off on exchange; while on the exchange of any other device, customers will receive additional Rs. ...

Nokia X6 update brings option to hide the notch, new AI portrait features, June Android security patch and more

HMD Global introduced the Nokia X6 smartphone in China. Few weeks after the phone went on sale in China, the company has pushed a new software update that brings several new features including an option to hide the notch, similar to most of the smartphones. The update also brings updates to AI portraits that lets you swap the background.

Optimize  WiFi experience in specific scenarios
Optimize some game screen touch experience
Improve the smoothness of Android 8.1
Added portrait cutouts, background locking, option to hide apps, Swipe to delete SMS, UI improvements and more
Update to built-in applications
Optimize system stability
Android Security Patch Update – June 2018

The Nokia X6 v229D.B01 update is 554 MB in size and also includes Android security update for June 2018. HMD Global is yet to release the Nokia X6 smartphone outside China. At the launch HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas hinted that the Nokia X6 might be available outside China, but he did not reveal when we can expect it.

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HMD Global introduced the Nokia X6 smartphone in China. Few weeks after the phone went on sale in China, the company has pushed a new software update that brings several new features including an option to hide the notch, similar to most of the smartphones. The update also brings updates to AI portraits that lets you swap the background. Optimize  WiFi experience in specific scenarios Optimize some game screen touch experience Improve the smoothness of Android 8.1 Added portrait cutouts, background locking, option to hide apps, Swipe to delete SMS, UI improvements and more Update to built-in applications Optimize system stability Android Security Patch Update - June 2018 The Nokia X6 v229D.B01 update is 554 MB in size and also includes Android security update for June 2018. HMD Global is yet to release the Nokia X6 smartphone outside China. At the launch HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas hinted that the Nokia X6 might be available outside China, but he did not reveal when we can expect it. Source

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 update brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea, front camera improvements and more

Asus rolled out first update for the Zenfone Max Pro last month, ahead of the sale that brought Face unlock and several improvement along with Android security patch for April, 2018. Today the company has started rolling out a new update that brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea (In circles where it’s available), in addition to Reliance Jio.

In addition the update also adds Android security patch for May, 2018 along with fingerprint sensor and front camera improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.

Enables VoLTE for Vodafone/Airtel/Idea
Updates Google security patch to May 2018
Improves the response speed of finger print sensor
Improves front camera performance

Asus already said that it is continuously improving camera performance and features as well as battery life and overall performance, improvements and optimization. At the launch the company said that it will bring 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version with 16MP primary rear and 16MP front camera for Rs. 14,999 within six week, but there are no details about the availability of it yet. Check out the review of the smartphone, if you are planning to get it.

Asus rolled out first update for the Zenfone Max Pro last month, ahead of the sale that brought Face unlock and several improvement along with Android security patch for April, 2018. Today the company has started rolling out a new update that brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea (In circles where it's available), in addition to Reliance Jio. In addition the update also adds Android security patch for May, 2018 along with fingerprint sensor and front camera improvements. Check out the complete changelog below. Enables VoLTE for Vodafone/Airtel/Idea Updates Google security patch to May 2018 Improves the response speed of finger print sensor Improves front camera performance Asus already said that it is continuously improving camera performance and features as well as battery life and overall performance, improvements and optimization. At the launch the company said that it will bring 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version with 16MP primary rear and 16MP front camera for Rs. 14,999 within six week, but there are no details about the availability of it yet. Check out the review of the smartphone, if you are planning to get it.

Ulefone X with 5.85-inch display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1, Dual 4G LTE, wireless charging announced

Ulefone has introduced Ulefone X, the company’s latest smartphone with a 5.85-inch HD+ display with a notch and 18.9:9 aspect ratio, 91% screen-to-body ratio and has a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless charging. It is powered by Helio P23 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondray 5-megapixel camera. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with face unlock and also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

It has a glass back with curves since it comes with wireless charging. It also makes signals like Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth stronger without the need for clunky lines embedded into the frame. It comes with Dual 4G support that lets you use 4G on both the SIMs and switch between them easily.

Ulefone X specifications

5.85-inch (1512 x 720 pixels) 18.9:9 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display
2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU
4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
13MP (Interpolated to 16MP) rear camera with Sony IMX135 sensor, f/2.2 aperture,LED flash, secondary 5MP camera
8MP (Interpolated to 13MP) front-facing camera with …

Ulefone has introduced Ulefone X, the company's latest smartphone with a 5.85-inch HD+ display with a notch and 18.9:9 aspect ratio, 91% screen-to-body ratio and has a 3300mAh battery with support for wireless charging. It is powered by Helio P23 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondray 5-megapixel camera. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with face unlock and also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It has a glass back with curves since it comes with wireless charging. It also makes signals like Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth stronger without the need for clunky lines embedded into the frame. It comes with Dual 4G support that lets you use 4G on both the SIMs and switch between them easily. Ulefone X specifications 5.85-inch (1512 x 720 pixels) 18.9:9 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) 13MP (Interpolated to 16MP) rear camera with Sony IMX135 sensor, f/2.2 aperture,LED flash, secondary 5MP camera 8MP (Interpolated to 13MP) front-facing camera with ...

Samsung Gear S4 could pack a bigger battery, might be announced alongside Galaxy Note9 in August

Samsung is expected to introduce its flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone in August, now a new rumor from Korea says that the Gear S4 smartwatch will be introduced along with it. Another rumor from China says that it will come with a 470mAh battery compared to 380mAh in the predecessor. Even though it was expected that Samsung’s next smartwatch will use Wear OS, it will likely stick with Tizen OS.

Latest report from Korea also says that Samsung will be using Panel Level Packaging (PLP) to build the application processor (AP) for the Gear S4 that makes it more efficient wafer-level packages (WLPs). This will make the smartwatch thinner.

The Gear S4 Classic is also expected to come in new Gold color, in addition to Silver and Black and there will also be a Gear S4 Frontier model, similar to the Gear S3. We still don’t have any details about the display or the new software features of the Gear S4.

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Samsung is expected to introduce its flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone in August, now a new rumor from Korea says that the Gear S4 smartwatch will be introduced along with it. Another rumor from China says that it will come with a 470mAh battery compared to 380mAh in the predecessor. Even though it was expected that Samsung's next smartwatch will use Wear OS, it will likely stick with Tizen OS. Latest report from Korea also says that Samsung will be using Panel Level Packaging (PLP) to build the application processor (AP) for the Gear S4 that makes it more efficient wafer-level packages (WLPs). This will make the smartwatch thinner. The Gear S4 Classic is also expected to come in new Gold color, in addition to Silver and Black and there will also be a Gear S4 Frontier model, similar to the Gear S3. We still don't have any details about the display or the new software features of the Gear S4. Source 1, 2, 3

ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845 goes on sale in Europe, is cheaper than the OnePlus 6

ASUS introduced its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona earlier this year. As promised the smartphone has started rolling out from Europe with the phone going on sale in France and Italy for 499 Euros (US$ 588 / Rs. 39,785 approx.), making it the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC in Europe till date, cheaper than the OnePlus 6 that costs 519 Euros. There is also 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version that costs 599 Euros (US$ 706 / Rs. 47,770 approx.) that is available only in France.

To remind you the phone has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with notch design and 90% screen-to-body ratio with AI Display for auto color temperate adjustment, runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for OIS, Sony IMX363 sensor and 0.03s Dual-pixel PDAF along with AI scene detection to detect 16 type of scenes automatically, has a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for portrait shots and shoot images with wider view.

It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with auto portrait and Selfie panorama modes and has Face unlock apart from fingerprint sensor on the back.   It has dual speakers with five-magnets, NXP …

ASUS introduced its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona earlier this year. As promised the smartphone has started rolling out from Europe with the phone going on sale in France and Italy for 499 Euros (US$ 588 / Rs. 39,785 approx.), making it the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC in Europe till date, cheaper than the OnePlus 6 that costs 519 Euros. There is also 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version that costs 599 Euros (US$ 706 / Rs. 47,770 approx.) that is available only in France. To remind you the phone has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with notch design and 90% screen-to-body ratio with AI Display for auto color temperate adjustment, runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for OIS, Sony IMX363 sensor and 0.03s Dual-pixel PDAF along with AI scene detection to detect 16 type of scenes automatically, has a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for portrait shots and shoot images with wider view. It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with auto portrait and Selfie panorama modes and has Face unlock apart from fingerprint sensor on the back.   It has dual speakers with five-magnets, NXP ...

LG Q7 and Q7+ with 5.5-inch FHD+Display, Snapdragon 450, dust and water-resistant body launched in Korea, price revealed

LG introduced its mid-range Q7 series of smartphones last month. Today the company launched the Q7 and Q7+ smartphones in Korea and also revealed the price of the phones. It also reveals that the phone will be  powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC.  In addition to military grade durability with MIL-STD 810G, same as the predecessor, this is also IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. It also has Portrait mode, QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, and the Q7+ also comes with Hi-Fi Quad DAC.

Even though it has the same 3000mAh battery has the predecessor, LG has added support for Qualcomm’s Fast Charge technology that charge the phone from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes via USB Type-C port.

LG Q7 / Q7+ specifications

5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) FullVision Display
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM with 32GB storage (Q7) /  4GB RAM with 64GB storage (Q7+) expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Dual SIM
16MP (Q7+) / 13MP f(Q7) rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF
5MP (100-degree Super Wide Angle) front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Hi-Fi audio, DTS:X 3D Surround, Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Q7+ only)
Water and …

LG introduced its mid-range Q7 series of smartphones last month. Today the company launched the Q7 and Q7+ smartphones in Korea and also revealed the price of the phones. It also reveals that the phone will be  powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC.  In addition to military grade durability with MIL-STD 810G, same as the predecessor, this is also IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. It also has Portrait mode, QLens, Hi-Fi quality audio, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, and the Q7+ also comes with Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Even though it has the same 3000mAh battery has the predecessor, LG has added support for Qualcomm’s Fast Charge technology that charge the phone from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes via USB Type-C port. LG Q7 / Q7+ specifications 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) FullVision Display 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 3GB RAM with 32GB storage (Q7) /  4GB RAM with 64GB storage (Q7+) expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) Dual SIM 16MP (Q7+) / 13MP f(Q7) rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF 5MP (100-degree Super Wide Angle) front-facing camera 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Hi-Fi audio, DTS:X 3D Surround, Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Q7+ only) Water and ...