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Oppo F3 Plus 6 GB RAM Variant Launched in India


Oppo on Monday announced its partnership with Flipkart to launch the Oppo F3 Plus 6GB variant in India. The new mobile phone model will go on sale in the country with a price tag of Rs. 22,990 starting Thursday, Nov 16. Originally, the Oppo F3 Plus was debuted in the Indian market with 4GB RAM back in March at a price of Rs. 30,990.

As a result of the exclusive partnership, Flipkart is set to offer an additional exchange discount of Rs. 3,000, no-cost EMIs starting at Rs. 1,916, and a Buyback Guarantee of 50 percent of the mobile phone’s value. Customers with HDFC Bank debit and credit cards will receive an additional five percent discount. Further, the online marketplace is offering a free 3-month Hotstar Premium subscription.

Oppo F3 Plus

The Oppo F3 Plus variant includes 6GB of RAM, 2GB more memory than the original smartphone that was launched with 4GB of RAM. However, apart from more memory space, the latest smartphone doesn’t have any further upgrades. The dual-SIM Oppo F3 Plus runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) based ColorOS 3.0. It has a 6.0-inch full-HD (1080 pixels by 1920 pixels) JDI In-Cell display and 2.5D Curved Glass. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset that is coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU.

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The F3 Plus sports a 16 MP primary camera sensor on the rear with an LED flash and a dual camera setup on the front with 16 MP and 8 MP sensors. It bears 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card with a dedicated slot. Also, it has connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.mm audio jack and Micro-USB with OTG. It packs a 4000mAh battery with Ultra-Fast VOOC Charging technology. Sensors on the headset include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It measures 163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35mm and weighs 185 grams.

The Oppo has provided preloaded software-enabled features such as Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama, Screen Flash, and Palm Shutter to enhance the camera capabilities of the Oppo F3 Plus.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Price Cut in India


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has received a price drop in India, with Xiaomi evidently looking to make its large display smartphone even more pocketable. The smartphone, originally launched in July, is now available for as low as Rs. 13,999.

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The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 32GB model was launched at a price of Rs 14,999, While its 64GB storage was announced at a price tag of Rs 16,999. But now, both variants available in cheaper price as it gets a price cut of Rs 1,000. After the slashed priced 32GB model now costs Rs 13,999, while the 64GB model price 15,999.

Flipkart is making the deal even sweeter by offering you an exchange discount of up to Rs. 15,000 in return of your existing handset. You can also opt for the buyback guarantee on the e-commerce site to give you a guaranteed value of the Mi Max 2. Further, you can use your Axis Bank Buzz credit card to get an additional 5% discount.

Going by the specifications

  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features an all-metal unibody design and comes with a fingerprint sensor which is placed at the rear panel, right next to the camera set-up.
  • The Mi Max 2 comes with 6.44 inch 1080p display, which is further protected via a Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
  • Its predecessor smaller bezels and boasts a sleeker design.
  • On the hardware front, the Mi Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor and comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.
  • In the camera department, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera & on the front, the smartphone features a 5-megapixel camera. 
  • The phone’s key USP is its massive 5,300 mAh battery.

Moto launch G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play next year:


Lenovo-owned Motorola is said to be working to bring three G series phones in 2018. The Moto G6 Play is expected to be launched alongside the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus. Lenovo somehow skipped the play edition for fifth-generation Moto G-range which included Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto G5 Plus, and Moto G5S Plus. But now, Motorola brand’s idea of introducing ‘Play’ variant was to offer a new smartphone with some additional features.

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To recall, the Moto G4 Play was the last of its kind and was launched in September last year. The Moto G4 Play was seen as a toned down version of Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus.

There are no details of the new Moto G smartphones on the Internet currently but we can expect to hear more in coming months. It is also widely expected that the company may reveal the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus ahead of the Moto G6 Play launch, which has been a pattern for other Play variants. For a reminisce, Motorola has introduced the first ever G Play variant in 2014. But the variant which was renowned as the Google Play Edition not succeeded in attracting a satisfactory audience response.

Nokia 7 With ‘Bothie’ Camera, 6GB RAM Option Launched


Nokia 7 has become the latest Nokia phone to become official as the company unveiled its latest mid-range mobile phone at an event in China. The launch had been anticipated since a Tmall teaser suggested the smartphone may carry the moniker ‘7’. With Nokia 7, buyers will get flagship-like features at roughly half the price of Nokia 8 phone. Among the highlights of the handset are the 7000 series aluminum body and Corning Gorilla Glass on the back panel. In fact, the Nokia 7 rear panel uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting and features with rounded corners.

Nokia 7

The latest addition to the Nokia Android mobile phone portfolio packs a f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with ‘bothie’ camera mode, which made its debut on the flagship Nokia 8. The Nokia company is heavily marketing the feature as “Dual-Sight mode” which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. The smartphone also supports live video streaming to Facebook and YouTube from the built-in camera. With the Nokia 7, HMD Global claims users can go live on Facebook from within the camera app and use the “Dual-Sight mode.”

Nokia 7 price and availability

The all-new Nokia 7 has been launched first in China and will be going on sale starting Tuesday. It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) and 6GB RAM at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500). There is no word on the availability of the Nokia 7 outside China as of now. The Nokia 7 comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.

(Read More: Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) With Metal Body Launched: Price, Specifications)

Nokia 7 specifications

Coming to innards, the Nokia 7 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and comes with timely software update promise from the company. HMD Global has also confirmed that the Nokia 7 is Android Oreo-ready. It features 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D display with screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The headset features the new 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. There is 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card.

On the camera front, the Nokia 7 sports a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual-tone flash. At the front, there’s 5 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port and also supports NFC connectivity options. It comes with the usual assortment of connectivity features. At the back, the mobile phone sports fingerprint scanner. It packs 3000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 141.2×71.4×7.9mm.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.