Tecno Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 with 5.5-inch 18:9 display, face unlock, Android 8.1 launched starting at Rs. 6799

After Camon i Twin last month, Tecno has launched the two new smartphones – Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 in India. These have a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView displays, powered by quad-core MediaTek SoCs  with 2GB of RAM and run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top.  These have a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a secondary VGA camera for portrait shots. The  Camon iAce has an 8-megapixel camera on the front, while the  Camon iSky 2 features a 13-megapixel camera, and both have dual LED flash.

Both these have face unlock, dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and a 3050mAh, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Tecno Camon iAce specifications

5.5-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display
1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
HiOS based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
Face unlock
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
3050mAh battery

Tecno Camon iSky 2 specifications

5.5-inch (1440 …

After Camon i Twin last month, Tecno has launched the two new smartphones - Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 in India. These have a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView displays, powered by quad-core MediaTek SoCs  with 2GB of RAM and run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top.  These have a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a secondary VGA camera for portrait shots. The  Camon iAce has an 8-megapixel camera on the front, while the  Camon iSky 2 features a 13-megapixel camera, and both have dual LED flash. Both these have face unlock, dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and a 3050mAh, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back. Tecno Camon iAce specifications 5.5-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display 1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD HiOS based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) Dual SIM 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash Face unlock 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS 3050mAh battery Tecno Camon iSky 2 specifications 5.5-inch (1440 ...

Xiaomi introduces Mi RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and Water-resistant Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition

Xiaomi last week introduced new Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with customizable RGB lights for all the 104 keys and Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition. It has TTC Red switches with a 3-mm travel distance. It uses Sonix microcontroller with a 32-bit Cortex-M0 core and USB interface supporting a 1000 Hz polling rate.

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It supports 33-key rollover for the best gaming experience so that you can press multiple keys almost simultaneously. It has a 5052 Korean aluminium body offering full metal texture that enhances the look. It has two foot pads that lets gamers choose the keyboard angle accordingly for a better gaming experience. It measures 440 x 131 x 40mm and weighs 785g.

The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition is cheaper than the Mini version and comes with water-resistant and sweatproof body with IPX4 ratings. It has a light weight design at just 13.6 grams.

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition features and specifications

Bluetooth 4.1 connects to devices
Multi-point feature lets you connect to two devices and switch between them
Ear hook is made of flexible soft material making it convenient and comfortable to wear without any pain even after prolonged strenuous exercise
Built-in MEMS microphone for clear audio
On-ear controls to adjust volume, in-line button to accept calls
Dimensions: 445x80x26mm; …

Xiaomi last week introduced new Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with customizable RGB lights for all the 104 keys and Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition. It has TTC Red switches with a 3-mm travel distance. It uses Sonix microcontroller with a 32-bit Cortex-M0 core and USB interface supporting a 1000 Hz polling rate. [embed]https://c1.mifile.cn/f/i/16/chain/game-keyboard/game-keyboard-02.mp4[/embed] It supports 33-key rollover for the best gaming experience so that you can press multiple keys almost simultaneously. It has a 5052 Korean aluminium body offering full metal texture that enhances the look. It has two foot pads that lets gamers choose the keyboard angle accordingly for a better gaming experience. It measures 440 x 131 x 40mm and weighs 785g. The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition is cheaper than the Mini version and comes with water-resistant and sweatproof body with IPX4 ratings. It has a light weight design at just 13.6 grams. Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition features and specifications Bluetooth 4.1 connects to devices Multi-point feature lets you connect to two devices and switch between them Ear hook is made of flexible soft material making it convenient and comfortable to wear without any pain even after prolonged strenuous exercise Built-in MEMS microphone for clear audio On-ear controls to adjust volume, in-line button to accept calls Dimensions: 445x80x26mm; ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally goes on open sale in India

Back in June Xiaomi announced that the combined sales of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have crossed 5 million sales in India, since it was launched back in February this year, and also claimed that it is the fastest selling phone series in India to cross the 5 million mark in the given time across all platforms. Today the company has started selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro through open sale, after conducting weekly sales for about 6 months.

Even though the company says that the phone is now available 24 x 7, there is still a huge demand for the 6GB RAM version of smartphone since the 6GB RAM Black and Gold variants were sold out on Flipkart. It’s same on Mi.com as well since the 6GB RAM version of the phone is out of stock.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 which was launched in India last week will go on sale for the first time on August 16th  on Amazon.in, Mi.com as well as Mi Home stores. Hope it will have enough stocks of the smartphone.

Back in June Xiaomi announced that the combined sales of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have crossed 5 million sales in India, since it was launched back in February this year, and also claimed that it is the fastest selling phone series in India to cross the 5 million mark in the given time across all platforms. Today the company has started selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro through open sale, after conducting weekly sales for about 6 months. Even though the company says that the phone is now available 24 x 7, there is still a huge demand for the 6GB RAM version of smartphone since the 6GB RAM Black and Gold variants were sold out on Flipkart. It's same on Mi.com as well since the 6GB RAM version of the phone is out of stock. The Xiaomi Mi A2 which was launched in India last week will go on sale for the first time on August 16th  on Amazon.in, Mi.com as well as Mi Home stores. Hope it will have enough stocks of the smartphone.

OPPO R17 with 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP AI front camera confirmed officially

Specifications of OPPO R17 surfaced last week along with an image, now the company has been listed on official website that reveals the complete specifications of the phone and also shows how the phone will look like. This reveals a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which is expected to be recently announced recently.

It also confirms that in-display fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone in 0.41 seconds,  25-megapixel AI front camera and a 3500mAh battery with VOOC Flash charge fast charging. The phone is also expected to come in a cheaper variant with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

OPPO R17 specifications

6.4-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with  91.5% screen-to-body ratio
Octa-Core Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU
8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory
Dual SIM
ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary rear camera
25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait
In-display fingerprint sensor / rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
3500mAh battery with VOOC …

Specifications of OPPO R17 surfaced last week along with an image, now the company has been listed on official website that reveals the complete specifications of the phone and also shows how the phone will look like. This reveals a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which is expected to be recently announced recently. It also confirms that in-display fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone in 0.41 seconds,  25-megapixel AI front camera and a 3500mAh battery with VOOC Flash charge fast charging. The phone is also expected to come in a cheaper variant with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. OPPO R17 specifications 6.4-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with  91.5% screen-to-body ratio Octa-Core Snapdragon 670 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU 8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory Dual SIM ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) 16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary rear camera 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait In-display fingerprint sensor / rear-mounted fingerprint sensor Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C 3500mAh battery with VOOC ...

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE rumored specifications

4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) 3:2 display with 433 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera
Fingerprint sensor in space bar
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm; Weight: 156g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS / GLONASS
3,000mAh battery

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE  is expected to come in Black,  Red, Blue, and Copper colors and …

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. BlackBerry KEY2 LE rumored specifications 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) 3:2 display with 433 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD 4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch Android 8.1 (Oreo) Hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera Fingerprint sensor in space bar 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio Dimensions: 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm; Weight: 156g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS / GLONASS 3,000mAh battery The BlackBerry KEY2 LE  is expected to come in Black,  Red, Blue, and Copper colors and ...

Weekly Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Meizu 16 and 16 Plus, Honor Play, LG Q8 (2018) and more

This week Samsung finally introduced its flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Meizu introduced the 16 and 16 Plus flagship smartphones, Honor launched its Honor Play smartphone in India, LG introduced its new Q8 smartphone, Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 in India, and lots more in our weekly roundup.

Samsung announced Galaxy Note9 smartphone at its New York event this week. It comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+  Super AMOLED Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen, has 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture tech that uses f/1.5 aperture for night shots for a brighter picture and f/2.4 aperture for normal shots in daytime as well as a secondary 12MP Telephoto lens for live focus for bokeh effect with background blur, similar to the S9+. It has Iris scanner, IP68 rating, improved S Pen stylus with Bluetooth support that lets you take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more.

It has stereo speakers tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos and a 4000mAh battery with both wired Adaptive fast charging as well as wireless charging.

It comes in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper (128GB only) colors and is priced at Rs. 67,900 for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB …

This week Samsung finally introduced its flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Meizu introduced the 16 and 16 Plus flagship smartphones, Honor launched its Honor Play smartphone in India, LG introduced its new Q8 smartphone, Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 in India, and lots more in our weekly roundup. Samsung announced Galaxy Note9 smartphone at its New York event this week. It comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+  Super AMOLED Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen, has 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture tech that uses f/1.5 aperture for night shots for a brighter picture and f/2.4 aperture for normal shots in daytime as well as a secondary 12MP Telephoto lens for live focus for bokeh effect with background blur, similar to the S9+. It has Iris scanner, IP68 rating, improved S Pen stylus with Bluetooth support that lets you take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. It has stereo speakers tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos and a 4000mAh battery with both wired Adaptive fast charging as well as wireless charging. It comes in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper (128GB only) colors and is priced at Rs. 67,900 for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB ...

Motorola P30, P30 Note with 6GB RAM and P30 Play surface in official listing, could go official on August 15

Motorola smartphones with model numbers XT1943 and XT1942 got certified by TENAA which were expected to be introduced as Motorola One and One Power with Android One branding for global markets, now the Motorola P30, P30 Note and P30 Play have surfaced on official Motorola website in China. The XT1943 could be P30 and the XT1942 could be P30 Note, and these are expected to be introduced alongside Moto Z3 in China on August 15th.

Even though the price listed might just be a place holder, it reveals variants of the phones. The P30 is expected to come 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB versions in White, Black and Aurora Blue colors.

The P30 Note is expected to come in 4GB or 6GB RAM versions with 64GB storage in Black color.

The P30 Play is expected to come in 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version in Black and White colors.

Motorola P30 Note / Moto One Power (XT1942) rumored specifications

6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
6GB / 4GB / 3GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano …

Motorola smartphones with model numbers XT1943 and XT1942 got certified by TENAA which were expected to be introduced as Motorola One and One Power with Android One branding for global markets, now the Motorola P30, P30 Note and P30 Play have surfaced on official Motorola website in China. The XT1943 could be P30 and the XT1942 could be P30 Note, and these are expected to be introduced alongside Moto Z3 in China on August 15th. Even though the price listed might just be a place holder, it reveals variants of the phones. The P30 is expected to come 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB versions in White, Black and Aurora Blue colors. The P30 Note is expected to come in 4GB or 6GB RAM versions with 64GB storage in Black color. The P30 Play is expected to come in 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version in Black and White colors. Motorola P30 Note / Moto One Power (XT1942) rumored specifications 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU 6GB / 4GB / 3GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano ...

HTC confirms Android 9.0 (Pie) update for some of its devices

Google released Android 9.0 (Pie) earlier this week for its Pixel devices and also said that it is working with several OEMs to roll out the update. Now HTC has confirmed Pie update for its flagship smartphones, including the HTC U11 that was introduced running Android 7.1 (Nougat). It is also the first company to confirm the update for several devices.

We’re pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course.

We can’t wait to know what you think of Google’s freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne
— HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018

HTC U12+
HTC U11+
HTC U11
HTC U11 life (Android One)

The company updated HTC 10 to Android Oreo, even though it was launched running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), looks like it is not getting the Android Pie update.

Android Pie comes with lots of new features and improvements including navigation gestures, Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps, App Actions, and more.

HTC is expected to add more devices to this list in future and it will reveal time frame for the roll out soon.

Google released Android 9.0 (Pie) earlier this week for its Pixel devices and also said that it is working with several OEMs to roll out the update. Now HTC has confirmed Pie update for its flagship smartphones, including the HTC U11 that was introduced running Android 7.1 (Nougat). It is also the first company to confirm the update for several devices. We're pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course. We can't wait to know what you think of Google's freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne — HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018 HTC U12+ HTC U11+ HTC U11 HTC U11 life (Android One) The company updated HTC 10 to Android Oreo, even though it was launched running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), looks like it is not getting the Android Pie update. Android Pie comes with lots of new features and improvements including navigation gestures, Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps, App Actions, and more. HTC is expected to add more devices to this list in future and it will reveal time frame for the roll out soon.

OPPO R17 Pro with triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 845 surfaces

OPPO R17 with model numbers  PBEM00 and PBET00 with in-display fingerprint sensor, and cheaper  PAGM00 and PAGT00  models with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor surfaced, now the OPPO R17 Pro has surfaced in first poster that reveals triple rear cameras arranged vertically. This also has a gradient design. It is said to come in two variants, one with Snapdragon 710 and the high-end version is said to be powered by Snapdragon 845 with 10GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

The R17 has also surfaced in an image that reveals F9/F9 Pro-like notch on the front and dual rear cameras on the back arranged vertically. It also has a gradient design. The R17 is said to be powered by Snapdragon 670 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

These are said to come with a 6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. We should get to know the complete specifications once these phones get certified by TENAA.

Source | Via

OPPO R17 with model numbers  PBEM00 and PBET00 with in-display fingerprint sensor, and cheaper  PAGM00 and PAGT00  models with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor surfaced, now the OPPO R17 Pro has surfaced in first poster that reveals triple rear cameras arranged vertically. This also has a gradient design. It is said to come in two variants, one with Snapdragon 710 and the high-end version is said to be powered by Snapdragon 845 with 10GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The R17 has also surfaced in an image that reveals F9/F9 Pro-like notch on the front and dual rear cameras on the back arranged vertically. It also has a gradient design. The R17 is said to be powered by Snapdragon 670 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. These are said to come with a 6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. We should get to know the complete specifications once these phones get certified by TENAA. Source | Via

Airtel offers Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Rs. 7900 with 24-month plan, 100GB data, unlimited calls and more

Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone in India today. Now Airtel has announced that 128 GB version of the smartphone is available for order on its Online Store at a down payment of  Rs. 7,900 and 24 monthly instalments of Rs. 2,999. This comes to a total of  Rs. 79,876 for 2 years including the plan.

The company is also offering instant financing with EMIs that will come built-in with a post-paid plan. The built in plan includes 100GB data per month, unlimited calling and bundled content like 1 year Amazon Prime membership and free subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music.

Customers can pre-order the smartphone on the Airtel Online Store , and those who pre-order the phone can avail a special offer price of Rs. 4999 on the GearSport on Samsung website. It says that shipping will start from August 22nd.

Commening on the offer, Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel said:
We are pleased to add Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to the range of offerings on our online store as part of our endeavour to enable customers to conveniently upgrade to high end smartphones. With our built-in plans, customers can truly unlock the Galaxy Note 9 experience on …

Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone in India today. Now Airtel has announced that 128 GB version of the smartphone is available for order on its Online Store at a down payment of  Rs. 7,900 and 24 monthly instalments of Rs. 2,999. This comes to a total of  Rs. 79,876 for 2 years including the plan. The company is also offering instant financing with EMIs that will come built-in with a post-paid plan. The built in plan includes 100GB data per month, unlimited calling and bundled content like 1 year Amazon Prime membership and free subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music. Customers can pre-order the smartphone on the Airtel Online Store , and those who pre-order the phone can avail a special offer price of Rs. 4999 on the GearSport on Samsung website. It says that shipping will start from August 22nd. Commening on the offer, Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel said: We are pleased to add Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to the range of offerings on our online store as part of our endeavour to enable customers to conveniently upgrade to high end smartphones. With our built-in plans, customers can truly unlock the Galaxy Note 9 experience on ...