Welcome to the sixth edition of PhoneRadar Report, where we talk in brief about today’s news related to the tech industry.
Razerphone Photo Leaked
Razer phone will be officially unveiled on November 1st. Last week, we came to know about the device specifications through the GFXbench listing. Now, we the live image of the device is leaked revealing the dual camera setup and metal body design. The design also looks similar to Nextbit Robin with sharp edges and corners. We can also spot the circular hardware buttons on the left edge of the device.
Moto X4 India Launch Confirmed
Motorola is yet to announce the new launch date for the Moto X4 smartphone in the Indian market. Last month, Motorola announced the Moto X4 India launch to happen on October 3rd. Just a week ahead of the launch, the company postponed the event without mentioning any reason. Even the shipping date of the Moto X4 Android One edition launched under the Project Fi network in the U.S is also postponed.
Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro Launched with EMUI 8.0
Earlier today, Huawei launched the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Porsche Design smartphones. As of now, there is no information about the mid-range Mate 10 Lite smartphone. All the newly launched Mate 10 smartphones sport FullView display and Kirin 970 AI processor. In the camera department, there is a 20MP +12MP dual rear camera setup with f/1.6 aperture, OIS, 2x hybrid zoom, and 4-in-1 autofocus. For selfies, there is only an 8MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The devices also run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the customised EMUI 8.0 laid on top.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Leaked with Snapdragon SoC & MIUI 9
A couple of months back, Xioami launched the Redmi Note 5A in China. It came with a 16MP front-facing camera and is the company’s first selfie-centric smartphone. Now, the company is getting ready to launch the Redmi 5A low-cost smartphone with metal body and Snapdragon SoC. It will be running on the latest MIUI 9 out of the box. The leaked poster also mentioned the device to almost eight days of battery life. The TENAA listing revealed the device to come with a 5-inch HD display and 3,000mAh battery.
Samsung Launches Connect Tag with WPS Support
Samsung’s newly launched Connect Tag comes with a new type of cellular service that uses a small quantity of data and low power usage. It supports Wi-Fi-based positioning system called WPS and Cell ID. According to the company, it is the first mobile product to use Narrowband technology. It runs on Tizen OS and is backed by a 300mAh battery. The Connect Tag is also IP68 certified, making it dust and water resistance. It is priced at $30 and will first go on sale in South Korea.
Google to Offer Lifetime Full-Resolution Google Photos for First-gen Pixel Devices
Google has finally cleared the doubts about the validity of the unlimited storage of photos and videos in original resolution for Pixel and Pixel XL user. The first-gen Pixel users can enjoy the original resolution uploads to Google Photos for a lifetime. However, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users can only the unlimited original resolution benefit only up to 2020. Later, the images and videos will be uploaded only in high resolution.
Jio Phone Pre-booking to Resume After Diwali
After millions of pre-order in the initial days, Reliance Jio has paused the pre-booking for JioPhone. The company has now started the JioPhone deliveries for those pre-booked the device by paying Rs. 500. Now, a new report suggests the company might start the next round of pre-orders after completion of Diwali festive season. The users have to pay Rs. 500 during the time of pre-booking and other Rs. 1,000 while taking the delivery. Reliance has recently announced the 100% cashback offer on Rs 399 Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.
Honor MediaPad T3 and MediaPad T3 10 Goes on Sale in India
Honor MediaPad T3 and Mediapad T3 10 are available in India exclusively through Flipkart. Both the tablets come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. There is 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB via a MicroSD card slot. The tablets run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customised EMUI 5.1 laid on top. While the MediaPad T3 is priced at Rs. 12,999, the MediaPad T3 10 costs Rs. 14,999. Both the tablets come with 4G LTE along with other basic connectivity options.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Launched with Rugged Body
Samsung has launched a new rugged tablet called Galaxy Tab Active 2 in the Netherlands. It also comes with MIL-STD-810 and IP68 certifications. The 8-inch tablet also includes a fingerprint sensor, an S-Pen and Bixby AI. In terms of cameras, the tablet sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Interestingly, the Galaxy Tab Active 2 sports a removable battery. It will go on sale starting next month for €500.
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