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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders suggest dual cameras and thin bezel display

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 rumored to have dual camera setup, Snapdragon 660 and thin bezel display

Last month, the Chinese OEM, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5A smartphone with MIUI 9. Now, the company is working on a larger offering to its customers, the Redmi Note 5.

According to leaked renders shared by tech publication 91Mobiles, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 might feature a 5.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 resolution) display with bezels similar to its predecessor, Redmi Note 4. The renders of the Redmi Note 5 also show a dual-camera setup on the back of the phone, which is expected to be the combination of a 16MP and a 5MP sensor along with dual-tone LED flash.

The Redmi Note 5 seems to have a metal unibody design like the Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 along with centrally-mounted fingerprint reader on the back. It will also have capacitive navigation buttons on the front, a 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster as well. The device is expected to be equipped with either an octa-core Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 SoC chipset based on the 14nm process. The smartphone is also rumoured to come in two variants – 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders suggest dual cameras and thin bezel display

The device is believed to have a 12MP front facing snapper for selfies, a USB Type-C port, carry a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, and support Quick Charge 3.0, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS. The Redmi Note 5 is rumoured to run Xiaomi’s new MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

The price of the upcoming Redmi Note 5 is expected to very similar to the price of the Redmi Note 4. Rumors have it that the Redmi Note 5 will come in three variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for 1,200 Yuan ($175 / €155), 4GB RAM + 32GB storage for 1,400 Yuan ($205 / €180), and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for 1,500 Yuan ($220 / €195).

Please note that these are concept renders, and not actual leaks of the device. There are likely to be many changes to the specs and features before the final device is released. So, keep watching this space for more updates on the Redmi Note 5.

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Nokia 9 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on GFXBench

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GFXBench listing shows Nokia 9 running on Android 8.0 Oreo

HMD Global’s upcoming and anticipated flagship, Nokia 9 has been in the news for a while now due to its leaked designs, rumored specifications, pricing and release date.

While Nokia 9 has been able to keep Nokia fan lovers on the edge with the constant rumor mill surrounding it, the device was recently spotted on the benchmarking website GFXBench. According to the listing, the upcoming handset will be running Google’s latest operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo and not the Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box as suggested by previous reports. This news should not come as a surprise as HMD had already confirmed an Oreo update for all its existing devices with the operating system being pushed to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The GFXBench listing claims the Nokia 9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, Adreno 540 GPU and 64GB of internal storage. It is also said to feature a QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display with a screen size of either 5.2-inch or 5.3-inch. If we go by previous reports, Nokia 9 could come in more than one RAM/ storage variant – 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone is also rumoured to house a 3,800mAh battery.

On the imaging front, the listing shows that Nokia 9 has a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel camera at the rear, which would also have 4K video recording capabilities. It also shows a 12-megapixel front camera capable of recording 4K UHD videos and will feature autofocus, face detection, flash, HDR support, and touch focus.

Nokia 9 is also expected to have other features such as fingerprint scanner, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, Quick Charge 4.0 support, and an iris scanner.

Nokia 9 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on GFXBench

If one has to go by all the leaks, the Nokia 9 is a premium category smartphone with top-of-the-line specifications. However, HMD Global has yet to officially comment on the smartphone. Keep watching this space for more details and updates on Nokia 9.

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Apple’s New iPhone X, iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Specs, Features And Release Date

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Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (Specs, features and release Date)

Finally, all the speculations, rumours, anticipation around the upcoming iPhone models were laid to rest on Tuesday when Apple Inc. celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first ever iPhone model that was launched in 2007.

The tech giant went on to launch three new iPhones, namely iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the brand new Steve Jobs Theatre in its yet-to-be-opened Apple Park campus in Cupertino. Let’s have a look at each of them and see what does it has to offer to its users.

iPhone X specs and features:

The much anticipated iPhone X called as “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone” by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook features a radical redesign and new technology. The iPhone X is an all-glass (front and back) and stainless steel device with a curved edge-to-edge screen display. The iPhone X is the first smartphone from Apple to feature a bezel-less design and comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD Display (2436 X 1125 resolution, 458 ppi) in OLED. The screen has a million-to-one contrast ratio and wide colour support, and there’s also HDR that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. The iPhone X comes with 3GB Ram and is powered by the superfast A11 Bionic chip with six-cores and the 64-bit design.

Apple’s New iPhone X, iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Specs, Features And Release Date

The iPhone X has wireless charging, an infrared camera and Face ID, which uses the TrueDepth camera system on the top of the display to unlock the device. FaceID can also be used for authentication, payments, accessing securing apps and be used with Apple Pay as well.

With no Home button, you need to tap the display to wake up the iPhone X. There is a simple ‘slide to home’ gesture that you can use in any app. To go to the Home screen, you need to slide up from the bottom of the screen and for multitasking viewing, you need to pause briefly while sliding up. Pressing and holding the side button will launch Siri. Apple has also added a fun feature to the iPhone X, where it uses your face to create animated emojis, called Animojis. For instance, if you make an angry face, your animated emoji will copy your facial expression. Similarly, you make a happy face, it will respond accordingly. You can also record a message with an emoji and send Animoji real-time.

Further, the iPhone X comes with a redesigned 12MP dual rear facing camera and dual optical image stabilization (OIS). The ƒ/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera comes along with an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera for better photos and videos. It also comes with the new 7MP TrueDepth front facing camera that enables Face ID features wide colour captures, auto image stabilization and precise exposure control, and brings Portrait mode to the front camera for stunning selfies with a depth-of-field effect. The new camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone, with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps.

Apple’s New iPhone X, iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Specs, Features And Release Date

The iPhone X will run iOS 11 and is expected to have two extra hours of battery life than the iPhone 7. The phone is also water and dust resistant with additional waterproofing expected for the front and back of the device.

The iPhone X will be available in Silver or Space Gray colours. It starts at a price of $999 / £999 for the 64GB model and a whopping $1,149 / £1,499 for the 256GB model. These models will be available for pre-order from October 27 in more than 55 countries and territories, and will be available for sale from November 3.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus specs and features:

Besides the iPhone X, Apple also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models, which resemble the iPhone 7 line and is an upgrade to its current offering. While the iPhone 8 features a 4.7 inch Super Retina HD Display (1334×750 p, 326 ppi), the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch Super Retina HD Display (1920x1080p, 401 ppi). Both the models will be powered by the superfast A11 Bionic processor that are built using a 10nm process and will run on the iOS 11 software.

Apple’s New iPhone X, iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Specs, Features And Release Date

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly. These phones use the open Qi wireless charging standard, which means they will work with existing Qi accessories, furniture and cars.

Both the iPhone 8 models feature a more advanced 12MP rear facing camera with a larger, faster sensor, new color filter, deeper pixels and optical image stabilization for photos and videos. The camera on the iPhone 8 Plus gets a new Portrait Lighting feature which is enabled by the dual camera. You can change lighting on a subject while taking the photo or go to image gallery and change lighting after the fact. The wide angle and telephoto lenses on iPhone 8 Plus enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models will be available in 64GB or 256GB versions. These models will be seen in new space gray, silver, and gold finishes. While the iPhone 8 will be available at a price of $699, the iPhone 8 Plus will cost $799. Both these can be pre-ordered from September 15, and will go on sale from September 22.

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In addition to the iPhones, Apple also unveiled a new version of its smartwatch, Apple Watch Series 3, with cellular connectivity. This feature will allow you to take calls without having to pair it with a phone and also access the internet. The Apple Watch Series 3 also comes with improved fitness monitoring and coaching tools, and streaming service Apple Music. The new Watch Series 3 will cost $399 with cellular connectivity and $329 with no cellular network. The watches will go on pre-order on September 15, and will be available in shops on September 22.

Apple also upgraded its TV streaming box, the Apple TV, by introducing 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) support for the first time. The technology greatly increases picture quality and the appearance of colours on screen, and will also support 4K content from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. With Apple TV 4K, viewers can enjoy a growing selection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes. The new Apple TV 4K will start at $179 for 32GB or $199 for 64GB, joining Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB at $149. Both Apple TV 4K models will be available for order starting September 15, and goes on sale on September 22.

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