Redmi 6 Series with Dual 4G VoLTE launch in India on 5th September

Chinese tech giant has confirmed that its upcoming Redmi 6 series smartphones will have Dual 4G VoLTE support. The upcoming Redmi 6 series will include three new smartphones for Indian smartphone market. The smartphones are expected to be Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 Pro. While the company hasn’t confirmed the name of the smartphone. It could be different smartphones because tease includes a number “6” or it could be expected three smartphones that I mentioned because Xiaomi hasn’t officially revealed the smartphones name.

Xiaomi had launched Redmi 6 series smartphones — Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro in China in June this year. The Redmi 6 and 6A was launched on the same day, while the Redmi 6 Pro was launched later that month.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 series smartphones will come as a successor to Redmi 5 series which is quite popular in India. The recent teaser that is shared on Twitter by Redmi India also confirms the launch date of Redmi 6 series smartphones. The company confirms that the Redmi 6 series smartphones are coming to India on September 5, 2018.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Series smartphones price

Since Redmi 6 series expected smartphones are Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro the price could be different from Chinese edition. The 3GB RAM/32GB inboard storage model of Redmi 6 is available in China at price CNY 799 (~Rs. 8,400). While the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant costs at CNY 999 (Rs. 10,500).

On the other hand Redmi 6A for 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage variant costs at CNY 599 (Rs. 6,300). While the cost for 3GB RAM/32GB onboard storage variant of Redmi 6 Pro priced at CNY 999 (Rs. 1,400). The 4GB RAM/32GB and 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant of Redmi 6A is available at CNY 1,199 (Rs. 12,500) and CNY 1,299 (Rs. 13,600) respectively.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Series smartphones specifications

The Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. There’s an octa-core 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 processor, clocked at 2GHz. For photography, there’s a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. While on the front, there is a 5-megapixel snapper. It packs a 3,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and

On the other hand, the Redmi 6A features a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a quad-core 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 processor. In terms of photography, the handset includes a single 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

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While the Redmi 6 Pro feature a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display. It houses an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked up to 2GHz. It includes a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. There’s also a 5MP selfie camera on the front. It packs a 4,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Sharp Aquos D10 with Snapdragon 630: Price Specifications

Sharp has launched its new midrange smartphone Sharp Aquos D10 at IFA 2018 for the European market. The smartphone comes as a successor to the mid-rangers C10 smartphone.

Sharp Aquos D10 Price, availability

The Aquos D10 will be available for purchase at a price tag of €399 in the old continent. It will go on sale starting from this month.

Sharp Aquos D10

Sharp Aquos D10 specifications

The new handset features a classic LCD panel with a notch and a Full HD+ resolution. The company says the screen of the Aquos D10 occupies the 91% of the front panel. Just like the front, there’s also glass on the rear side and both are with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Under the hood, there’s an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone has also support for external microSD card.

The Sharp Aquos D10 runs Android 8.0 Oreo customized by Sharp’s own user interface. It packs a 2900 mAh battery.

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In terms of optics, there’s dual rear camera setup of a 12 MP primary sensor with 1.4 um pixels and a secondary telephoto lens with a 13 MP resolution. While on the front there’s a 16MP sensor for the selfie and other purposes.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite with 4 camera, AI Cube smart speaker launched

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled two more new products at IFA, Berlin — the Mate 20 Lite smartphone and a new smart speaker. The main highlight of the new AI Cube smart speaker is it can be used as an Internet router. Apart from both devices the company also unveiled HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC. At the IFA 2018 event, the company has also introduced the Huawei Locator. The Huawei Locator is a compact GPS tracker with long operational and standby times.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite price, availability

Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be available at price GBP 379 (~Rs. 34,800) across Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone retail stores in the US starting September 5. The handset comes in Black, Platinum Red, and Sapphire Blue color options. It will also be available at EE stores starting October. It will also be available in both single and dual-SIM variants, depending on the market.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite specifications

The Huawei Mate 20 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) TFT LCD panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 409ppi. There’s an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, coupled with a Mali-G51 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage powering the smartphone. It has also support for an external microSD card up to 512GB.

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite runs Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 3,750mAh battery with support for 9V/2A (18W) charging capabilities.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

For connectivity options, it includes 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard there’s an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor.

Coming to the camera department, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite offers a dual rear camera setup of a 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor, coupled with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF support. While on the front, there’s also a dual camera setup of a 24MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor, paired with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus.

Huawei AI Cube smart speaker

Huawei has launched their first smart speaker as the Huawei AI Cube smart speaker. The smart speaker features four inbuilt speakers with 360-degree audio. It equips Huawei’s Histen technology, an aluminum diaphragm, passive radiators, and far-field voice recognition.

However, it has also support for Amazon Alexa that comes built-in. So the AI Cube allow users to perform actions like listening to the news, streaming music, setting timers. Using the new AI Cube user can also control connected smart home gadgets.

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As mentioned, the main highlight of the AI Cube smart speaker is it also acts as an Internet router. It comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac with support for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, offering support for up to 1200Mbps. There’s also support for a 4G SIM and provides up to 300Mbps speed.

The company hasn’t yet revealed the pricing details but it’ll be released in Europe before this year’s holiday season.

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Huawei Locator

Alongside the Huawei Mate 20 lite and AI Cube, the company also announced the Huawei Locator. It is a nifty GPS tracker. The Huawei Locator reveals GPS coordinates for use in times of an emergency. For connectivity, the Locator includes GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, Wi-Fi assisted positioning, and real-time position reporting.

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It comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistant. The GPS tracker has a geofence of 50-2,000 meters and comes with an SOS button. Pricing and availability details haven’t yet announced.

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 World’s first commercial 7nm SoC

Huawei has unveiled its most powerful SoC — HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC as the world’s first commercial 7nm (nanometre) system-on-chip (SoC). The HiSilicon Kirin 980 equips artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 was announced by Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu at IFA 2018 in Berlin.

Huawei surpassed Apple to become the second-largest global smartphone seller behind in the second quarter of this year. Comparing to the previous generation of the 10nm SoC, the new 7nm process delivers 20% improved SoC performance and 40% more efficiency, says Huawei.

“Last year, we showed the world the potential of on-device AI with the Kirin 970 and this year, we’ve designed an all-round powerhouse that not only features outstanding AI capabilities, but also brings cutting-edge raw performance to consumers,” Yu told. He also adds that the new SoC is also equipped with dual NPU (Neural Processing Unit).

“The Kirin 980 is the ultimate engine to power the next-generation productivity and entertainment applications,” Yu also added.

The TSMC 7nm process technology enables Kirin 980 to pack 6.9 billion transistors within a “1 square cm die size”, up by 1.6 times from the previous generation.

The Kirin 980 is also the first SoC that comes with Cortex-A76 cores, which are 75% more powerful and 58% more efficient compared to the previous generation.

In an octa-core configuration, the CPU in Kirin 980 is comprised of two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores; two high-efficiency Cortex-A76 cores; and two extreme efficiency Cortex-A55 cores, the company said.

Running at higher clock speeds compared to the prior generation, Kirin 980 enables quicker app launch times, better multi-tasking and a generally smoother user experience, it added.

As graphics in mobile games have become more and more sophisticated in recent years, Huawei has integrated the Mali-G76 GPU (graphics processing unit) into the Kirin 980 to deliver improved gaming experiences.

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Debuting with the Kirin 980 SoC, Mali-G76 offers 46% greater graphics processing power at 178% improved power efficiency over the previous generation, according to Huawei.

Mali-G76 uses AI to intelligently identify gaming workloads and adjust resource allocation for optimal gaming performance.

Kirin 980 has also support for common AI frameworks such as Caffee, Tensorflow, and Tensorflow Lite. It also provides a suite of tools that simplify the difficulty of engineering on-device AI. It allows developers to easily tap into the leading processing power of the dual NPU. Kirin 980 adopts a new pipeline dedicated to processing video captures, allowing the camera module to shoot videos with 33 percent shorter delay, Huawei informed.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR II, ROG Strix Hero II gaming laptops price in India

Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming brand by Asus has launched two new gaming laptops in India — Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II. Both laptops were First announced at Computex 2018 in June. So let’s get into the price, availability, specifications of the Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II.

The Asus ROG Strix Scar II comes as a new version of the e-sports gaming laptop built for FPS titles. While the ROG Strix Hero II edition is a new model of the e-sports gaming laptop built exclusively for MOBA titles. Both come with a new design including two contrasting brushed finishes across the lid, front light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting. The Strix Scar II and Strix Hero II also feature new keyboard layouts with Kevlar-inspired and cyberpunk-inspired markings respectively.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II price in India, availability

The Asus ROG Strix Scar II (GTX 1060)and Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GTX 1060) are already available for purchase in India. Both the laptops are available for a price of Rs. 1,39,990 via all Asus authorized retail outlets. Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Scar II model with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 will be available starting September 30 for price Rs. 1,79,990 in India.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR II specifications

The ROG Strix SCAR II features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display. It comes with a 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control. There is also a HyperCool Pro technology to cool the CPU and GPU.

Meanwhile, the SCAR II offers up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM support for a dual channel and a 512GB PCIe SSD along with a 1TB FireCuda SSHD storage. In terms of graphics, the SCAR II features an 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.  Notably, there’s also another variant of the SCAR II laptop is available with a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.

Its gaming keyboard comes with HyperStrike Pro technology. Asus says that the keyboard has a desktop-inspired layout, including four hotkeys, customizable Aura Sync-compatible RGB backlighting across four zones. The keyboard has ergonomically-designed keys with 0.25mm-deep keycap curves. There’s a specially-highlighted ‘WASD’ keys for the SCAR II in the keyboard and ‘QWER’ keys for the Hero II. The keyboard is said to have a 20-million-key-press lifespan.

Asus ROG Strix Hero II specifications

In terms of Asus ROG Strix Hero II specifications, it has same as Strix SCAR II. The only thing that makes it different from SCAR II is Graphics. The Strix Hero II comes with a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.

The company claims, these laptops are the world’s first laptop to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity.

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For connectivity options, both devices include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, USB 3.1 port, HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and more.

The ROG Strix Scar II and Hero II feature the RangeBoost zero blind spot technology. Leveraging a 4-antenna configuration the laptops can switch between different main and aux antenna, after gauging the strength of the signal. The results in optimization of the radiation pattern in the laptops and also reduction of blind spots, Asus says.

Motorola One, Motorola One Power price, specifications, features

Motorola has unveiled its new Android One smartphones — Motorola One and Motorola One Power, at IFA 2018 in Berlin. Both smartphones pack a huge battery. Since both smartphones are the part of the Android One programme, promise for timely version updates. So Let’s get take a look into the pricing, availability, specifications, and feature of the Motorola One and One Power.

Motorola One, Motorola One Power price, availability

The One will be available at price EUR 299 (~Rs. 24,800) for various markets in Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The handset will be available in the “coming months”, the company said.

On the other hand, the One Power price in India is expected at Rs. 14,000 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. The Power will be available in India starting October this year. The company also confirms that Both phones will get Android Pie update later this year.

Motorola One specifications

The handset features a 5.9-inch HD+ Max Vision LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage powering the device. The handset has also support for an external microSD card up to 256GB.

The One runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 3,000mAh battery with support for TurboPower charging. In terms of Connectivity, there’s 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone for added security.

Coming to the camera department, the handset offers a dual rear camera setup of two 13MP sensors. While on the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera sensor for the selfie and other purposes.

Motorola One Power specifications

On the other hand, the One Power features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD Max Vision panel with the same 19:9 aspect ratio. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, with an Adreno 509 GPU is powering the device. It packs a 4,850mAh battery.

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For photography, the Motorola One Power includes a dual rear camera setup of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. While on the front, it has a 12-megapixel camera sensor. Other specifications remain the same as the Motorola One.