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Huawei Honor 7X with 5.93-inch Display, Dual Rear Camera Launched

The Huawei brand Honor on Wednesday launched the Honor 7X at a media event in Beijing, China. The successor to the last year is Honor 6X, the high-end Android mobile phone features a large 5.93-inches display and comes in three variants.

Huawei Honor 7X

The Huawei Honor 7X with 32GB internal storage is priced at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 12,890), whereas the 64GB model is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,850), with the top-of-the-line model with 128GB storage priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,820). You can purchase the Huawei Honor 7X in Aurora Blue, Black, and Gold color options. It will go on sale in China on Oct 17, a day after the company is expected to launch the flagship Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphones</span>.

The first thing you notice looking at the Huawei Honor 7X is just how large it is. Huawei has put a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels) curved display featuring an 18:9 screen ratio support and minimal bezels in a unibody metal form factor.

The dual-SIM Honor 7X runs Android 7.0 (Nougat-based EMUI 5.1). It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC (4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM and houses a 3340mAh non remember battery. The Huawei company has pushed the fingerprint scanner to the back side. The Huawei Honor 7X features a duo of 16 MP and 2 MP rear cameras and an 8 MP front-facing camera.

The Huawei Honor 7X comes in three storage variants: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. All of these variants, according to the listing, support expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

The capable Huawei Honor 7X supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / GLONASS connectivity features.

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Moto E4, Moto G5, Moto M, Moto Z2 Play Get Limited Period Discounts, Offers on occasion of Diwali

Lenovo brand Moto has announced limited period discounts on four smartphones its Moto E4, Moto G5, Moto M, Moto Z2 Play in India, for the event of Diwali. The discounts are accompanied by a Reliance Jio packaged information to offer, as well as EMI options. Strikingly, these ‘Special Diwali Offer’ discounts and deals are only available from offline stores and will last from October 14 to October 21.

Moto E4, Moto G5, Moto M, Moto Z2 Play Get Limited Period Discounts

Making the announcement in a tweet, Moto India revealed the rebates for the four smartphones. The Moto E4 will be available at Rs. 8,199, down from its Rs. 8,999 price. The Moto G5 price is down to Rs. 10,999, from Rs. 12,599. The Moto M price is down to Rs. 12,999, from its Rs. 16,999 price tag. The Moto Z2 Play price has been dropped to Rs. 24,999, down from Rs. 29,499.

As we mentioned, Lenovo has also unveiled a packaged Reliance Jio information offer – users are eligible to get up to 100GB additional 4G data, though the exact terms of this offer have yet to be detailed. The Moto brand is also offering EMI schemes from two providers – Bajaj Finserv and Home Credit.

Of the four Moto smartphones with limited period discounts, the Moto E4 and Moto G5 were launched as offline exclusives. In contrast, their better-endowed siblings, the Moto E4 Plus and Moto G5 Plus, were launched as online exclusives. The Moto M and Moto Z2 Play, on the other hand, are available both offline and offline, but as we mentioned, the discounts and offers will only be officially available via offline stores.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 set to Launch in India Today

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 bezel-less display mobile phone is set to launch in India today. On Monday, just ahead of the smartphone’s launch event in New Delhi, Flipkart revealed that the Mi MIX 2 will be exclusively available on its platform in India. The launch event kicks off at 11:30 am IST and as always. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 was launched in China last month alongside the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. So far, there’s no indication that the latter smartphone will make its way to India as well. Notably, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 India launch will be the first premium phone the Chinese firm has brought to India since the Mi 5 back in March last year.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

You can also watch the launch event live on the Xiaomi website.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India

The Mi MIX 2 was unveiled in three RAM and storage variants – 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,300), 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage at CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 35,300), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,200). The Xiaomi company had also unveiled the Mi MIX 2 Special Edition 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage, and a full ceramic body, at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 46,000). However, this last model is unlikely to be launched in India, at least on Tuesday – as it has yet to go on sale in China, where it will be made available to buy in Nov. Price in India of Mi MIX 2 is likely to be similar to what we saw in China.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 features

As for the features, the Mi MIX 2’s biggest highlight is, of course, its bezel-less display. It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080 pixels by 2160 pixels), LCD display with a pixel density of 403ppi and support for DCI-P3 color gamut. There is no ‘upper lip’ above the display, and the front camera has been relegated to the ‘bottom lip’, a design decision that Xiaomi had used with the last Mi MIX as well. The headset is lighter, smaller, and thinner than its predecessor. Featuring a ceramic body, the phone has a frame built out of 7-Series aluminum apart from a 18K gold plated camera ring. Another major highlight is ‘hidden sound-guided speaker’ that resonates sound through the display and frame, completely hiding the speaker itself. Finally, the Xiaomi company is also touting facial recognition technology for unlocking the mobile phone.

(Read Also:- Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus: Which Phone Should You Buy?)

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specifications

Apart from the display, which we have already detailed, the regular edition of the Mi MIX 2 specs include dual-SIM support Nano-SIM, a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, dual rear camera setup (two 12 MP sensors, one with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and the other with an f/2.6 telephoto lens, offering 4-axis OIS), a 16 MP front camera with 2-micron pixels, up to 128GB of inbuilt storage that isn’t expandable via microSD card, and a 3500mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, an infrared sensor, and proximity sensor. It measures 152.6×73.95×7.6mm and weighs 163 grams.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus: Which Phone Should You Buy?

The under Rs. 15,000 segment of mobile phones has seen a lot of new launches of late, but there are two smartphones in particular that really stand out. Those are the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Xioami Mi A1, and if you are not sure which of those two is the one for you, then you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at which phone you should buy.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Motorola Moto G5S Plus: Design

Both smartphones have metal unibodies and dual rear-cameras. The camera sticks out in the back, but the bump is more prominent in the Motorola Moto G5S. The overall design is fairly similar, with curved sides and edges that rock a little on flat surfaces, and the antenna bands run along the top and bottom.

The main difference is the position of the fingerprint scanner – the Xioami Mi A1 has its scanner on the back, like most smartphones from the brand, while the Motorola Moto G5S Plus follows the Motorola style of having the fingerprint scanner on the chin of the smartphone, under the display. The Moto G5S Plus is also a little thicker, at 9.5mm, while the Mi A1 is a sliver device at 7.3mm, despite having a larger battery – the Moto G5S Plus has a 3000mAh battery and the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a 3080mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Spes

In terms of specs, the two smartphones have a lot in common. Both have 5.5-inch full-HD displays (1080 by 1920 pixels), although we felt that the Moto G5S Plus looked a little better, though it’s a close-run thing. Both smartphones are also powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Both have hybrid dual-SIM slots where the second slot can either house a SIM or a microSD card.

(Read Also:- 10 Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (2017))

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Performance

Despite the very similar specifications, the Xiaomi Mi A1 edged ahead a little on the performance front. The Motorola Moto G5S Plus runs a little hotter, and the Xiaomi Mi A1 also scored better on benchmarks. Both smartphones also feature fast charging, but the Xiaomi Mi A1 has a USB Type-C cable while the Moto G5S Plus has an old-fashioned Micro-USB port. The Xiaomi Mi A1 also has an IR emitter, which can be used to control your TV or home appliances, which is a cool plus.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus Software:-

The Smartphones runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)with very little customisation, Motorola has been doing this for a while and Xiaomi Mi A1 is a part of the revived Android One initiative. This latter point gives the Xiaomi Mi A1 a bit of an edge over the Motorola Moto G5S Plus not because of major differences now, but because as an official part of the Android one program. It’s guaranteed to get software updates.

Xiaomi Mi A1 VS Motorola G5S Plus Battery Life:-

Both headsets do a good job on the battery front, but the Moto G5S edges ahead here. In our video loop test, the smartphone delivered 11 hours and 15 minutes of non-stop video playback, while the Xiaomi M1 A1 lasted for 10 hours and 18 minutes. Both are pretty good results, and in real-world usage too, both smartphones did well, but the power management on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus is a little better.

Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Moto G5S Plus: Camera

The two smartphones use different approaches to the dual rear camera setup they both have. While the Moto G5S Plus uses one 13 MP RGB sensor and one 13 MP monochrome sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has two 12 MP sensors and the difference here lies in the lenses instead – one is a telephoto lens and the other standard. Thanks to this, the Motorola Moto G5S Plus does a better job in high contrast scenarios and low light photography. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi A1 can zoom in thanks to the telephoto lens, making it more versatile, and the dedicated portrait mode on the Xiaomi Mi A1 delivers better photos than the depth mode on the Motorola Moto G5S Plus. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is our pick in the camera department.

10 Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (2017)

If a smartphone under Rs 20,000 is what you’re looking for, let us help you a little by handpicking the 10 best smartphones under Rs 20,000 for this month available in India. We have considered the specs, as well as the brand value and after sales, service to give you the best mobile phones 20,000 can get you. Also, all these mobile phones support 4G LTE networks so this list can be also considered for the best 4G LTE smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India.

This budget can get you features like 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, Octa-core, Snapdragon 820 processor and more. No, they won’t lag, hang or freeze up on you with those specs and will let you play the latest games at max settings without trouble, click great selfies and what not. Most of these headsets are on Android 7.0 and will hopefully get updated to Android 8.0. Also, read more about the camera specifications for these mobile phones at the bottom of the post. Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage (if you need a dual SIM mobile phone with expandable storage).

These are the 10 best 4G phones under Rs 20,000 in India (2017)

1. Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z

  • OS: –  Android 7.0
  • Display resolution:- 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display:- 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space:- 32GB
  • Processor:- Quad-core 2×2.15GHz Kryo + 2×1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 13MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera:- 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery:- 2,600mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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2.  Apple iPhone SE:

Apple iPhone SE

  • OS:- iOS 10
  • Display resolution:- 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Display:- 4.0 inch, IPS
  • Storage space:- 32GB
  • Processor:- 1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • RAM:- 2GB
  • Camera:- 12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera:- 1.2MP, f/2.4
  • Battery:- 1,624mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Single SIM, 4G
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3. Honor 8:

Honor 8

  • OS:- Android 7.0
  • Display resolution:- 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display:- 5.2 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space:- 32GB
  • Processor:- Octa-core 4×2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4×1.8GHz Cortex A53 Kirin 950
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera:- 8MP, f/2.4
  • Battery:- 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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4. Moto G5s Plus:

Moto G5S Plus

  • OS:- Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Display resolution:- 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display:- 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space:- 64GB
  • Expansion slot:- Yes, hybrid
  • Processor:- Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 13MP+13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera:- 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery:- 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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5. Moto G5 Plus:

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • OS:- Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Display resolution:- 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display:- 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space:- 32GB
  • Processor:- Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera:- 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery:- 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
  • Read More… 

6. Lenovo Z2 Plus:

Lenovo Z2 Plus

  • OS:- Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display resolution:- 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display:- 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space:- 32GB/64GB
  • Processor:- Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 13MP, f/2.2, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera:- 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery:- 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
  • Read More…

7. Mi Max 2:

Mi Max 2

  • OS:- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display resolution:- 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display:- 6.44 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space:- 64GB
  • Processor:- Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 12MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″ sensor
  • Secondary camera:- 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery:- 5,300 mAh
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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8. HTC Desire 10 Pro:

HTC Desire 10 Pro

  • OS:- Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Display resolution:- 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display:- 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space:- 64GB
  • Processor:- Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Mediatek MT6755
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 20 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera:- 13MP, f/2.2
  • Battery:- 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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9. Honor 8 Lite:

Honor 8 Lite

  • OS:- Android 7.0
  • Display resolution:- 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display:- 5.2 inch
  • Storage space:- 64GB
  • Processor:- Octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 655
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 12MP
  • Secondary camera:- 8MP
  • Battery:- 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G
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10. Samsung Galaxy J7 Max:

Samsung J7 Max

  • OS:- Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display resolution:- 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display:- 5.7 inches
  • Storage space:- 32GB
  • Processor:- Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 Octacore 2.4GHz A53
  • RAM:- 4GB
  • Camera:- 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera:- 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery:- 3,300 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity:- Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • Read More…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Images and Price Leaked Ahead of Launch

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has already confirmed its Oct 16 event where it is expected to reveal the new Mate 10 series. Adding further speculation, Huawei Mate 10 Pro has now been leaked in press renders while the price has been also surfaced.

Renowned phone tipster Evan Blass has shared two images of the alleged Mate 10 Pro which is likely to launch later this month showing the device in its full glory. The leaked render shows that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio while will also feature dual cameras at the back. Much like previous Mate-series smartphones, Huawei is likely to tie-up with Leica for the dual camera setup on the mobile phone. Another leaked image shows the dual camera setup on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro with Leica branding and teasing f/1.6 aperture value for the handset – an aperture the LG V30 currently boasts of.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The rear panel image also shows the fingerprint scanner located just below the dual camera setup. Huawei branding is also visible at the front and back panels.

Another tipster, Roland Quandt, has separately claimed that the Mate 10 Pro has been spotted in Eastern European retailers with an alleged pricing of EUR 930-940 (roughly Rs. 72,000). If this turns out to be the true price tag of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, then the premium smartphone could be seen a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

(Read Also: Nokia 8 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Storage)

Based on preliminary leaks, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is said to sport an “EntireView” QHD (1440 pixels by 2880 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and a screen size of 5.99-inches. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is also said to be launched in four configurations: 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage, 6GB RAM/256GB storage, and 8GB RAM/256GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Gets a Price Cut, Now Available in India at 31,900

Samsung Company Launched the Galaxy C9 Pro with 6GB RAM in India at Rs. 36,900. To recall, the headset was initially launched for China in Oct. last year and runs Android 6.0 out of the box. The Galaxy C9 Pro price in India has been slashed and customers can purchase the device at Rs. 31,900 from Samsung’s own online store from Flipkart in India.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

While the South Korean Samsung company did not make an announcement on the price cut for the country, it has quietly shed Rs. 5,000 off from the official price for Galaxy C9 Pro from its official online store. Further, as we mentioned earlier, the device is already available via Flipkart as well at the new price.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone comes with a 6.00-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display with a resolution of 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro price in India starts from Rs. 31,900.

The Galaxy C9 Pro is powered by Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 64GB of internal storage (ROM) that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro packs a 16 MP, f/1.9, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash primary camera on the rear and a 16 MP front shooter for selfies. The smartphone camera features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro runs Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and is powered by a Non-removable 4000 mAh battery. The dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The Galaxy C9 Pro connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG and 4G with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India. The smartphone includes Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.