Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Front Panel Leaks, Suggests Dual Selfie Cameras


While its siblings were well leaked previously, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is now in rumors as the top-end model in the new Galaxy A family. The front panel of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has been spotted in few renders that suggest its minimal bezels as well as two camera sensors on the front to capture compelling selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The leaked front panel, courtesy GizChina, shows two circular cutouts that point to a dual-selfie camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018). Interestingly, a company like Asus and Lenovo opted for two front-facing camera sensors in the recent past, but Samsung hasn’t yet brought any such hardware tweak. The South Korean company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a dual rear camera setup earlier this year and brought the Samsung Galaxy J+ as an affordable dual-camera phone back in September.

In addition to the dual selfie camera, the leaked panel of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) apparently suggests thin bezels on the left and right of its display. The panel doesn’t look curved, unlike some of the recent bezel-less smartphones. However, the actual shape of the frontal view would be visible only on the handset – not through the surfaced glass panel.

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) received Wi-Fi and FCC certification. Samsung also revealed the existence of both the new Galaxy A series phones through its official support pages. If we believe the details provided by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) both will run Android 7.1 (Nougat) and have dual-band Wi-Fi support.

Some case renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) had emerged last week that showed a thin-bezel display and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor on the new phone. Recent reports suggested that the Galaxy A5 (2018) will come with a 5.5-inch full HD+ display and include an Exynos 7885 chip, paired with 4GB RAM.

Considering some historical records, Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy A range, including the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018), the Galaxy A8 (2018), in January. The new lineup is also likely to be showcased at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a dedicated Bixby Voice button, similar to the Galaxy S8 flagship.

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Coolpad Note 5 Lite Gets a 32GB Storage Variant in India


Coolpad has brought the 32 GB internal Storage variant of the Coolpad Note 5 Lite phone to India. To recall, the Note 5 Lite was Launched in a 16 GB internal storage variant in March at Rs. 8,199. Now the 32 GB variant has been priced at Rs. 8,199 (MRP Rs. 9,999), while the original is priced at Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,999).

Coolpad Note 5 Lite

The Note 5 Lite is a Dual-SIM mobile phone that runs CoolUI 8.0 Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The smartphone sports a 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (720 pixels by 1280 pixels) display, and 2.5D Curved glass display protection.

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is powered by a Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6735CP, a Mali-T720MP2 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and an 8 MP front camera with LED flash. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the back panel.

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The Coolpad Note 5 Lite has 16/32 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card and also features USB OTG support. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), proximity sensor. It is powered by a 2500mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery that as per Coolpad smartphone is rated to deliver up to 200 hours of standby time. The device weighs 148 grams and measures 145.3×72.3×8.7mm.

We reviewed the Coolpad Note 5 Lite phone and found it to be a strong contender compared to other budget phones in the category. It offers good build quality, 3 GB of RAM, and a fingerprint scanner. The only real chink in its armor is the outdated MediaTek SoC that runs the show.

Vivo V7 VS Oppo F5 VS Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Price in India, Specs


Vivo V7 has been launched in India, adding yet another selfie mobile phone to the sub Rs. 20,000. The 24 MP front camera with Moonlight Glow flash is the highlight of the new Vivo V7, but there is also the modern bezel-less design with 18:9 aspect ratio and a capacious battery to keep things interesting. However, it is not the only selfie device worth buying under Rs. 20,000, especially with the launch of Oppo F5 in India. Of course, there’s the popular Galaxy J7 Pro t contend with too, which offers a pretty good package and is rather popular among buyers. If you are confused with these choices, we compare the Vivo V7 price in India, specs, and feature with those of the Oppo F5 and Galaxy J7 Pro to make your buying decision easier.

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Vivo V7 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro vs Oppo F5 price in India

Vivo V7 price in India is Rs. 18,990, and it will go on sale on Nov 24 pre-bookings for the smartphone have already started on Flipkart. It will come pre-booking offers such as no-cost EMIs, one-time free screen replacement, exchange discount of up to Rs. 18,000, BookMyShow couple movie vouchers worth Rs. 500, and 5 percent discount on Axis Bank Buzz credit card.

Oppo F5 price in India is Rs. 19,990 for the variant with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM. Buyers get exchange discount of up to Rs. 18,500, 5 percent discount on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards, and buyback guarantee of up to Rs. 10,000 at Rs. 149. The variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, priced at Rs. 24,990, will not be available in India until December. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is available at Rs. 19,900 and is available with exchange discount of up to Rs. 19,900 and no-cost EMI via Amazon.

Vivo V7 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro vs Oppo F5 specifications and features

Vivo V7 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (720 pixels by 1440 pixels) display with bezel-less design and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone runs Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) operating system and is powered by the Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage capacity of the device is 32GB, with provision to use microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity.

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The highlight of Vivo V7, of course, is the 24 MP front camera with soft ‘Moonlight Glow’ flash and f/2.0 aperture, while the rear camera has 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Other key features of the selfie smartphone include 4G VoLTE, fingerprint sensor, and 3000mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery.

The highlight of Oppo F5 is also the selfie camera with 20 MP resolution and f/2.0 aperture, along with the 6-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels) display with bezel-less design and 18:9 aspect ratio. There’s also an AI beautification feature in the selfie camera that can accentuate facial features and enhance symmetry to beautify selfies. Oppo is also promoting features like O-Share (said to be faster than Bluetooth for file transfer between Oppo phones), Game Acceleration, Facial Unlock, iris tool, and Bokeh mode.

Oppo F5 runs ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) and packs the octa-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC under the hood. Its rear camera has 16 MP resolution with f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, dedicated up to 256GB microSD slot, 4G VoLTE, and 3200mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (1080 pixels 1920 pixels) display, and is powered by Android 7.0 (Nougat). It is powered by an Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with 3GB of RAM and has 64GB internal storage, the smartphone supports up to 128GB microSD cards. The metallic body of the smartphone has an IP54 rating and is splash-proof.

In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes with a 13 MP rear sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 13 MP front shooter with f/1.9 aperture. Battery capacity of the smartphone is 3600mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery, and it comes with 4G VoLTE support and fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button.

Oppo R11s and R11s Plus with Dual Cameras That Wins Customers


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Oppo is a Chinese company which is totally based on electronics items. The brand name  of company “OPPO” was registered in 2001 in China and after few years it was launched in 2004. Along with mobile the company also deals in portable media players, MP3 players, DVD/Blu-ray players and LCD-TV. Oppo mobiles are specially known for camera phone whose camera quality is very good. In this post, we talk about Oppo R11s Plus and Oppo R11s specifications.

Oppo R11s Plus Price and Specifications:-

The Estimated price of Oppo R11s plus is at Rs.36000 and will be available in black and gold colors. The phone comes with 6.43 inches, Full-HD+, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 1080 x 2160 pixels which run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The device has been powered by Octa-core (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) processor and dual SIM features.

Oppo R11s Plus comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal storage which can be expandable up to 256 GB via a micro SD card. The device has 20MP + 16 MP rear camera with 2.0μm pixel size, 5P lens, Dual-tone LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama features, apart from a 20 MP front camera for selfie shooter. The mobile also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and multitouch features.

On the connectivity options, the Oppo R11s Plus include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB. Sensors on the device include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass. The device also has 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po battery, and measures on 164.8 × 80.2 × 7.3 mm dimensions, and 182 grams weighs.

Oppo R11s Price and Specifications:-

Oppo R11s come with Red, Black and Gold colors and the estimated cost is Rs. 30000. The smartphone comes with 6.01 inches, Full HD+, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 1080 x 2160 pixels which also runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The device has been powered by Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor and Dual SIM – Nano features.

Oppo R11s comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal storage which can be expandable up to 256 GB via a micro SD card. The device has also similar camera functionality with 20MP + 16 MP rear camera with 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size & 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama features, apart from a 20 MP front camera for selfie shooter. The mobile also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and multitouch features.

On the connectivity options the Oppo R11s Plus include 4G, Wi-Fi(Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth(Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB. Sensors on the device include fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass. The device also has come with 3205 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po battery, and measures on 155.1 x 75.5 x 7.1 mm dimensions and 153 grams weighs.

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream


The Vivo V7 is all set to launch in India on Monday, at an event in Gurugram. To recall, Vivo had confirmed the mobile phone India launch last week, just before launching it in Indonesia. In the interim, Flipkart has also begun teasing the launch of the Vivo V7 phone, indicating it might to exclusive to the online marketplace. The V7 India launch event kicks off at 1 pm IST, and stay tuned to ‘Gadgets 360’ for the live stream and live updates from the event. The headset appears to be almost identical to the Vivo V7 Plus, launched in India back in Sept, except for a smaller display, battery, and inbuilt storage capacity.

Vivo V7

Vivo V7 price

Vivo V7 price in Indonesia is IDR 3,799,000 which translates to roughly Rs. 18,300. We can expect the headset to be priced at approximately the same price in India, considering the better-specced Vivo V7 Plus is priced at Rs. 21,990 in the country. The Vivo V7 is already available to buy via a host of online retailers in Indonesia, including JD.com and Lazada. It has been launched in “Gold and Matte Black color variants”.

Vivo V7 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano SIM) device runs Funtouch OS 3.2, based on Android 7.1 (Nougat). The phone sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720 pixels by 1440 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon SoC (model unspecified), coupled with 4GB of RAM. Its likely Vivo has decided to use the same Snapdragon 450 SoC on the Vivo V7 as it used on the Vivo V7 Plus. We can expect a confirmation on Monday, at the India launch event.

Vivo V7 sports a 16 MP rear camera with flash and a f/2.0 aperture, apart from a 24 MP front camera with a soft ‘Moonlight Glow’ selfie light and a f/2.0 aperture. The phone bears 32GB of internal storage that’s expandable (up to 256GB via microSD card with a dedicated slot.

Connectivity options on the Vivo V7 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and FM radio. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and virtual gyroscope. It sports a 3000mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery, measures 149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9mm, and weighs 139 grams.

Jio headset Gets 2 New Rivals as Airtel, Karbonn Launch A1 India, A41 Power Smartphone under 2000


The entry-level 4G smartphone market in India has been feeling the competition ever since Reliance revealed its Jio headset. Unsurprisingly, Airtel and Vodafone have followed up with their own Jio headset rivals. After launching Karbonn A40 Indian, Airtel has launched new phone under its ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, in partnership with domestic smartphone maker Karbonn. The new Mera Pehla mobile phones are Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power. To recall, Vodafone tied up with Micromax to launch Bharat 2 Ultra, and BSNL also jumped into the fray with its Micromax Bharat-1 4G feature smartphone. Airtel had also unveiled the Smart 4G Android headset last month.

Airtel, Karbonn Launch A1 India

Karbonn A1 Indian and A41 Power price

The Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power will be available at an effective price of Rs. 1,799 and Rs. 1,849 respectively. Karbonn mobile says that the Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power come with an MRP of Rs. 4,390 and Rs. 4,290 respectively.

Interested consumers will have to make a down payment of Rs. 3,299 for the Karbonn A1 Indian phone and a down payment of Rs. 3,349 for the Karbonn A41 Power phone. Airtel clarifies that customers will have to make 36 continuous monthly recharges minimum value of Rs. 169. This will make customers eligible to get a cash refund of Rs. 500 after 18 months and another Rs. 1,000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1500.

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Airtel has also offered a choice to customers if they do not wish to recharge with Rs. 169 bundled plan with the Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power smartphones. The Karbonn company says customers can do recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements. However, to claim the cash refund benefit recharges worth Rs. 3,000 must be done within the first 18 months which will make them eligible to claim the first refund installment of Rs. 500, and another Rs. 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the second refund installment of Rs. 1,000.

Karbonn A1 Indian and A41 Power specifications

Both the new Karbonn phones come with identical specifications such as a 4.0-inch display, run on Android 7.0 (Nougat), pack 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) support, and 4G with VoLTE support. Talking about the differences, the A1 Indian is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core processor and packs a 1500mAh battery while the A41 Power is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor and packs 2300mAh battery. The Karbonn A1 Indian sports 3.2 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. The Karbonn A41 Power sports a 2 MP rear and a 0.3 MP front camera.

Sony A7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched in India: Price, Spes


Sony on Tuesday launched the Sony A7R III full-frame mirrorless camera in India. To recall, the camera had been launched last month at an event in New York and is a refresh to the Sony A7R II which was launched in 2015. In India, the A7R III has been priced Rs. 2,64,990 for the body only, and it will go on sale from Nov 24. Its lens, the SEL24105G, will be priced at Rs. 1,09,990 and will go on sale on Nov 20.

Sony A7R III

Compared to the Sony A7R II, the Sony A7R III offers improvements like faster burst shooting, better autofocus performance and moSonySonySonyre, but fits everything in the same sized body as its predecessor.

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Looking at the specifications, the sensor in the new Sony A7R III is the same 42.4 MP BSI CMOS sensor, but with a new front-end LSI which is said to effectively double the red out the speed of the sensor. It also gets an updated BIONZ X image processor which is supposed to be about 1.8 times faster than the Sony A7R II. This enables the camera to achieve nearly twice the burst shooting speeds compared to its predecessor, at 10fps with full autofocus when using the mechanical shutter or the electronic shutter. This lets you shoot up to 76 compressed RAW images or 28 uncompressed RAW images in burst mode. The maximum ISO as also been bumped up from ISO 25600 to ISO 32000. Autofocus speeds have improved, which now offers precise focusing in low light up to -3 EV, which an improvement of one full stop. The Eye AF is also said to have gotten an improvement in detection precision and speed.

The A7R III has 399 phase detection autofocus points which cover about 68 percent of the image area and 425 contrast detection AF points. There’s 5-axis image stabilization in the body itself, which offers 5.5 step shutter speed advantage. Sony offers a new piece of software to go with the camera, called Imaging Edge for pre and post processing work like live-view PC remote shooting and RAW development. Pixel Shift Multi Shooting is a new feature to debut with the Sony A7R III, which shifts the sensor in 1-pixel increments to capture four separate pixel-shifted images. These four images can be composited together and processed utilizing the new Imaging Edge software suite.

Other improvements include a higher resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF), dual SD card slots (for UHS-II and UHS-I cards) and USB Type-C (USB 3.1, Gen1) port. Sony has also added other improvements around the back of the camera which include a joystick for navigation and moving focus points, a 3.0-inch touchscreen for touch focus and an ‘AF On’ button. The Sony A7R III also has some rock solid video chops as it is capable of shooting 4K video, utilising the full resolution of the sensor, or in Super 35mm format, which essentially shoots at a higher resolution and then down-samples the footage to 2160 pixels by 3840 pixels, thereby giving you much better detail, dynamic range and colours. It also records HLG metadata, which lets HLG compatible HDR displays to accurately display the footage without needing any post-processing. High framerate shooting is also present at 1080pixels 120fps.