Thursday, 10 May 2018

Xioami Redmi S2

Xiaomi Redmi S2
 
 
Xiaomi has unveiled yet another smartphone in it's Redmi series. Xiaomi is launching a lot of smartphones in it's Redmi series. Redmi series is the most affordable series from Xiaomi. In Redmi series we have Redmi note series, basic Redmi series and Redmi Y series. And now it's time for S series. Xiaomi launched Xioami Redmi S2 today in an event in china. The company is saying that this phone lies between Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5. So let's see some of the specs of the phone.
 
 
Redmi S2 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 chipset which is an octa core chip having with each core cloaked at 2.0 GHz. This snapdragon 625 is more or less same as snapdragon 630. You won't notice any difference in performance between the two. The phone comes out of the box with Android 8.1 Oreo. The OS is based on MIUI 9.5.
 
Redmi S2 has a 5.99" IPS LCD panel on front which has a resolution of 720*1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18:9. This phone doesn't have a Full HD+ panel. The phone has the same metallic build just like Redmi Note 5.
 
 
The most interesting feature of Redmi S2 is it's camera department. It has 16MP AI powered front camera with 2 micron pixels, combining four single pixels into one single oversized pixel. The front camera also supports AI portrait mode and AI smart beauty. The rear camera is dual camera setup with 12MP+5MP, f/2.2. It also supports EIS and has phase detection autofocus. This can record videos upto 1080p @30fps.
 
 
Redmi S2 has fingerprint sensor and face recognition for face unlocking. The phone comes in two memory specifications 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. This has a battery of 3080 mah. It doesn't support any fast charging, it only supports 10W charging. The phone comes in three colors that are Rose gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver. Redmi S2 is priced at $160 for 32GB model and $170 for 64GB. The phone is only available in China and there is no word from Xioami about it's global availability.
 
 
But Xioami has confused all with the launch of this phone. It's name is Redmi S2, all were expecting that this S2 represents Surge S2 which is Xioami's self built chip. This means that all were expecting that this will be powered by Surge S2, but this is not the case, the phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 SOC. I think earlier Xioami has plans to power Redmi S2 with Surge S2 but later on the company dropped it due to some problem with Surge S2. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Flagship Killer is back: OnePlus 6's Launch date set for 16 May

OnePlus 6 will be unveiled on 16 May

 
 So finally the most awaited phone of the year will be launched soon, OnePlus is going to held a launch event of OnePlus 6 in London on May 16. The Chinese event will held one day later in Beijing. Indian launch event of OnePlus 6 will held in Mumbai on 17th May. So fasten your seat belts and get ready for the rumors of the phone.

 
 OnePlus is a company which launch flagships android phones at very affordable price. OnePlus launched it's first phone that is OnePlus one in 2014 and now it's time for the sixth generation of the phone. With the entry of OnePlus in the market, it has put an effect on the sales of many flagship phones. OnePlus is a subsidiary company of Chinese smartphone company Oppo. OnePlus 6 is the successor of last year launched OnePlus 5T. So let's see some of the rumored specifications of the phone.

 
 OnePlus 6 will be having a notch display just like iPhone X and many other Chinese phones. So it means the phone will also be having a display of 19:9 aspect ratio. The display will be of AMOLED type and will have a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels. The notch of the phone will be housing front camera, proximity sensor and earpiece.


 The design of the phone will be really good. It will most probably have a glass design. Also there may be other materials used for OnePlus 6's design. The phone will retain 3.5mm jack. Also there will be dual camera setup at the back. Also there are rumors that there won't be any alert slider  unlike it's predecessors. OnePlus is saying that the user will also be able to hide the notch by enabling some mode. There are rumors that OnePlus 6 will have a water resistant body.
 
OnePlus 6 will be powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 chipset which is an octa core chip with four kryo cores cloaked at 2.7 GHz each and other four kryo cores cloaked at 1.7GHz. For good graphics the phone will have Adreno 630 GPU. Also there will be 8GB RAM for better memory management. It will also be having a 256GB internal storage version.

 
 And obviously OnePlus 6 will have dual camera setup at back with 12MP,f/1.7 +20MP,f/1.7. The front camera will be a 16MP,f/2.0 shooter. The battery of the phone will be about 3400 mah. Also there will be dash charging support in the device. OnePlus 6 will have a fingerprint sensor at the back. Also there will be much advanced Face ID for face recognition.

And at last these are just rumors of OnePlus 6. Original specifications maybe different. OnePlus 6 most probably will be priced higher than $500. So let's wait for the launch date that is 16th May for all the specifications and features of the phone. Stay tuned for complete details and update of OnePlus 6.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Xioami launched Mi 6X at just $250

Xiaomi Mi 6X
 
 
After so many leaks and rumors of the phone, Xiaomi finally launched the much awaited phone Xiaomi Mi 6X. This is the successor to the last year launched Xiaomi Mi 5X. Xiaomi 5X was globally launched as a Android One smartphone and known as Xiaomi Mi A1. So probably Xiaomi Mi 6X will be called as Xiaomi Mi A2. The most interesting thing is that this phone comes with Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset. But the main thing is that Xiaomi is providing so much of hardware just in $250. So let's see some of the specifications of the phone.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has a screen size of 5.99". The display is an IPS LCD type with Full HD+ resolution which means 1080*2160 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This display is exactly same as that on Redmi Note 5 pro. Also the design of the phone looks very similar to Redmi Note 5 pro. The phone has an aluminum body. Also the alignment of dual camera system at back is same as on Redmi Note 5 pro. So the two phones look very similar.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6x is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset which is an octa core chip with four Kryo cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each and the other four Kryo cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. It has Adreno 512 GPU for good graphics. The device comes in 128GB+6GB, 64GB+4/6GB memory specification. Mi 6X comes out of the box with MIUI 9.5 which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. The global version will be an Android One device so that will be powered by Stock Android.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has a dual primary camera setup with 12MP,f/1.75 + 20MP,f/1.8 setup. The secondary shooter is a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and also it is used  for portrait mode. This camera can record videos upto 2160p @30fps. This can also record slomo videos of 720p @120fps. The secondary camera is a 20MP,f/1.8 shooter. The company is claiming that the camera of the phone is equivalent to a flagship device as the all cameras have larger aperture size so it will improve the picture quality especially in low light.
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has 3010 mAh battery and also it supports Quick Charge 3.0. The phone comes in five colors that are Cherry Pink, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Black. The starting price of the phone is $250 which makes this phone the cheapest one to be powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset. And also the cameras of the phone look quite good by seeing the specs.
 
 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Motorola unveiled Moto G6 Full Family

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play


Finally the most awaited smartphone series in mid range segment is out that is Moto G6 series. Motorola G series is famous all around the world due it's affordable price and good performance. This series was started with the launch of Moto G 1st generation when Motorola was under Google and which remarked a comeback of the company. Then Lenovo acquired Motorola and now Lenovo has it's hands in all Moto devices.

And now it's time for the sixth generation of the G series. Motorola has three phones under it's Moto G family that are G Play, normal G and G Plus. This year as well Motorola launched three of the smartphones. Moto G6 Play is the most basic one, Moto G6 is the mediocre one and Moto G6 plus is the higher end. On Thursday, Lenovo unveiled three of the smartphones along with Moto E series. But here, we will only discuss about Moto G series. So let's  discuss all the specifications of the phone one by one.

Moto G6


Moto G6 is the sixth generation of Moto G series. Moto G6 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chipset which is an octa core processor with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. It is having Adreno 506 GPU for good graphics. It comes with 64GB internal 4GB RAM and 32GB internal 3GB RAM. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 is having a 5.7 inch screen size. The display is IPS LCD type with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This time Motorola decided to have a glass back, it has a Gorilla Glass 3 back. So the phone looks really premium.

Moto G6 has a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.8+5MP,f/2.2 setup. The main sensor is normal RGB sensor and the other is a colored sensor. The camera can record videos upto 1080p at 30/60 fps and also it has EIS for batter photography. It has an 8 MP,f/2.2 front shooter. The phone has a battery of 3000 mAh. It also supports fast charging of 15W. It has a USB Type-C connecter for charging.

Moto G6 will cost something around €250.

Moto G6 Plus


Moto G6 Plus is a higher end version of Moto G6. Moto G6 Plus is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 630 chipset which is an octa core chip with all eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each. It comes with 64/128GB internal storage and 4/6GB RAM specification. It also has microSD card slot, so the memory can be expanded upto 128GB. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 Plus has a screen size of 5.9". It also has an IPS LCD Type display with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the phone is also 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a glass back just like Moto G6. The back is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It not only makes the look of the phone premium but it also improves it's built quality.

Moto G6 plus is having a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.7+5MP,f/2.2. This time the main camera has a larger sensor of f/1.7 than f/1.8 on Moto G6. The camera setup is same as Moto G6. This camera can record videos upto 4K at 30fps and also it has EIS. It has a front camera of 8MP,f/2.2. The phone has a battery of 3200 mAh and it also supports fast charging of 15W. It also comes with USB Type-C connector for charging.

Moto G6 Plus will cost something around €300.

Moto G6 Play


Moto G6 Play is the third and last device of G series from the company. The device is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 430 chipset which is also an octa core chip with eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.4GHz each. It comes in 32GB,3GB and 16GB,2GB. For better graphics it has Adreno 505 GPU. The phone comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.

Moto G6 Play has a screen size of 5.7". The display is an IPS LCD type with 720*1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18:9. This screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass unspecified version. The back of the phone is made of plastic. But this back is also shinny just like glass back.

Moto G6 Play has a single camera at the back, that is a 13MP,f/2.0 shooter. This camera can record video upto 1080p at 30fps. The front camera is of 8MP shooter. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This is also having a fast charging of 15W. This is having normal USB 2.0 charging port.

Moto G6 Play will cost something around €200.






Thursday, 19 April 2018

Phones having notch display like iPhone X

Notch Display Like iPhone X


  Smartphone has become one of the most important component in the human life. These days each and every person has a phone. So smartphone companies think that as Smartphone is a very important thing in today's world, why not to make it look better. So companies started making their smartphones more and more beautiful. They did it by using full metal body, attractive colors, making the phones thinner, glass design and many more.

But what is the next step to improve the design of the phone? So this time company decided to take a look at the phone's display. They decided to make an edge to edge display which will make the display more immersive. This can be done by reducing the bezels of the smartphone. That's why these days many of the new smartphones have larger screens with less bezels.

In February Apple launched it's first smartphone that is iPhone X with an edge to edge display. iPhone X has a unique display with a notch at top which houses the front camera, IR Blaster and other sensors. So after this many of the other smartphone companies especially Chinese companies incorporates the same design for their smartphones. So today we are going to see all the smartphones with the same notch design as iPhone X.

Asus


Asus launched two of it's phones at MWC 2018 with notch display. These two phones are Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone 5z. So let's see what are their specifications.
Asus Zenfone 5 and 5z are two similar phones with same design, same dimensions, same cameras, same batteries, same display except their chipsets. Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset which is based on an octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. While Asus Zenfone 5z is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which is also based on an octa core processor with four Kryo 385 Gold and four Kryo 385 silver cores. The one more difference is that Asus Zenfone 5z comes with three storage options that are 256GB+8GB, 128GB+6GB and 64GB+4GB. While Asus Zenfone 5 comes in two storage options that are 64GB+4/6GB RAM.

These two phones are having a notch display just like iPhone X. This notch houses a receiver, LED indicator, Proximity sensor and front camera. The size of this display is 6.2 inch. This is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2264 pixels resolution. The phones come out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0. The phones have dual camera setup with 12MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.0 sensors. The front camera is an 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter. Both the phones have a 3300 mah battery. Asus Zenfone 5z supports fast charging of 9V,2A while Asus Zenfone 5 just supports normal charging of 5V,2A.

Vivo


Vivo also launched two of it's phones with notch display that are Vivo V9 and Vivo X21. So let's firstly see Vivo V9. Vivo V9 is having a screen size of 6.3". This display is an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixel resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9, same as that of iPhone X. The notch is at the top of the display and houses an earpiece, selfie camera and a proximity sensor. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 626 chipset which has eight Cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.1, but vivo has it's own User Interface that is Funtouch OS. Vivo V9 has dual camera setup of 16MP+5MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flash. The front camera is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The device is having a 3260mah battery. The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.  


Vivo X21 is the next phone from Vivo to have a notch display. Notch of Vivo X21 houses the front camera, IR Blaster for face unlocking and an ear piece. Vivo X21 has a screen size of 6.28" screen with notch at the top. The display is a Super AMOLED type display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of this display is also 19:9. Vivo X21 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset which is based on octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. Vivo X21 is having a dual primary camera with 12MP,f/1.8 + 5MP,f/2.4 lens. The front camera is a 12MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a 3200 mAh non removable battery. Vivo X21 comes in two memory options 64/128GB and 6GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.

There is one more version of Vivo X21 phone which has under display fingerprint sensor which is named Vivo X21 UD. All the specifications of two phones is exactly same but Vivo X21 is having a rear mounted fingerprint sensor while Vivo X21 UD is having a under display fingerprint sensor.

Huawei


Huawei also included the same concept for the display of it's next flagship as that of all other phones mentioned above. Huawei new flagships are known as Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 pro. There is one more phone which was launched along with these two phones known as Huawei P20 Lite. All of these phones are having notch displays. So let's see the features of all the phones.

Huawei P20 Pro is the top version of Huawei's new flagship. This is having a screen size of 6.1". The display is an AMOLED type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The display is having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The notch is present at the top of the phone which houses the front camera, earpiece and proximity sensor.  The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset which is an octa core chipset with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. Huawei P20 pro is having a triple camera 40MP,f/1.8+ 20MP,f/1.6+ 8MP,f/2.4 setup. Huawei P20 pro is the first phone to have a triple camera setup. It has a front camera of 24MP,f/2.0. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This also supports fast charging with an output of 4.5V/5A. It comes in only one memory specification that is 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM.


Huawei P20 is the lower end version of Huawei's flagship. This is having a screen size of 5.8". The display is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18.7:9. The notch is also similar to Huawei P20 pro. Huawei P20 is having the same processor as that in Huawei P20 pro. But the camera on Huawei P20 is just dual camera setup 12MP,f/1.8 + 20MP,f/1.6. The front camera on the phone is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a smaller battery of 3400mah. This also supports fast charging just like Huawei P20 pro. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.

Huawei P20 lite is also having the same notch display just like the other two phones. It has as screen size of 5.84". The display is IPS LCD type with resolution 1080*2280 pixels. The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 659 chipset which is an octa core chip with eight cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes with 32/64 GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It has a dual primary camera system with 16MP, f/2.2 + 2MP setup. It has a front camera of 16MP, f/2.0 aperture. It is having a 3000mah battery for good battery life. It also supports fast charging of 9V/2A.

Oppo

Oppo is another company which has three phone with this notched display, Oppo R15, Oppo R15 pro and Oppo F7.


Oppo R15 is a very good phone from Oppo with the notch at the top. This notch houses a front camera and earpiece. The phone has a screen size of 6.28". It has an AMOLED panel and has a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels. Oppo R15 is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 chipset which is an octa core chip with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. It has a dual camera setup with 16MP,f/1.7 + 5MP,f/2.2. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. Oppo R15 is having a battery of 3450mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging which is really good.

Oppo R15 pro is another phone from the company with the same type of design. Oppo R15 pro is the higher end version of Oppo R15. The phone is having the same notch as Oppo R15. The screen size is also same as 6.28". The display is AMOLED type with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset which is a very fast chip. It also comes with 128GB internal and 6GB RAM. It also has a dedicated micro SD card slot. This is also having a dual camera setup of 16MP,f/1.7+20MP,f/1.7. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. It has a battery of 3400mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging of 5V,4A.


Oppo F7 is the third phone from the company with the same type of notch design. Oppo F7 is having a screen size of 6.23". It has an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset same as Oppo F7. It comes in two memory options 64GB/4GB and 128GB/6GB. Now take a look at the camera department, it is having single primary setup of 16MP, f/1.8 aperture. It has a secondary camera of 25MP, f/2.0. It has a 3400 mAh battery. But it doesn't support any kind of fast charging.

Essential Phone


First phone to come with notch display is Essential Phone. This phone was launched ahead of iPhone X in 2017. But it's notch is quite different from all other phones. This notch just houses the secondary camera, nothing else like other phones.
This is among one of those phones which came with larger aspect ratio displays. This is having a screen size of 5.71". The display is IPS LCD type with 1312*2560 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm's  snapdragon 835 chipset and we already know about the performance of the chipset. It comes with 128GB internal and 4GB RAM. The phone comes with dual 13MP,f/1.8 shooter. The secondary camera is 8MP,f/2.2 shooter. It has battery of 3040 mAh. But this type of notch design is not followed by any other company as it's notch just houses a single camera, nothing else.

Friday, 6 April 2018

It's Time For Xiaomi To Release it's Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark Gaming Smartphone
 

Xiaomi is a great Chinese company which offer phones at a very reasonable price. Xiaomi phones are very famous in Asian countries due to it's aggressive pricing. Xiaomi has given us some of the great phones in it's Xiaomi Mi series, Mix series and mid range Redmi series. But now I think Xiaomi wants to try something new in it's smartphone market.
 
Xiaomi owns a gaming company named Black Shark. Xiaomi is planning something with Black Shark. This shows that Xiaomi is going to do something in the gaming side but what? Xiaomi is planning to launch a gaming smartphone in the name of  Black Shark. As many of the companies like Razer has launched it's gaming phone that is Razer Phone, Black Shark gaming smartphone will compete with them.
 
 
Xiaomi has confirmed that this phone will be launched on 13th April in an event in china. The phone will be branded with the name of Black Shark as it is easier to pronounce than Xiaomi. Also this phone will be exposed to the whole world unlike Xiaomi phones which are only confined to some Asian countries.
 
A teaser is already out showing some of the looks of the phone. It is revealing a curvy corner. Now let's talk about some of the hardware of the phone. The phone will be definitely powered by one of the Qualcomm's Chipset as Qualcomm's branding can also be seen on the invite. And most probably this chipset will be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset as this is the fastest chip from Qualcomm yet and gaming phones usually require powerful chips.
 
 
Also there should be ample amount of storage available in the gaming phone as games occupies more storage. So Black Shark phone can have upto 256GB of internal storage. It also requires more RAM, so there will be 6 or 8GB of RAM in the phone. A good display is also required for good gaming experience, so we are expecting there will be a 120Hz display and also this display will have HDR support.
 
This is all we know about the new Black Shark gaming phone. Xiaomi has already confirmed that the phone will launch on 13th April. One more thing to note that this phone will be priced aggressively just like other Xiaomi phones. So may be it will be cheaper than Razer Phone. We will cover all the features of the phone here at Foneswag once it is out, so stay tuned.
 


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

HTC launched two Phones with Bezeless screens

HTC Desire 12 and 12+
 
 
HTC has finally launched two of it's smartphones with larger aspect ratio displays. These two smartphones are  HTC Desire 12 and 12+. This is the first time HTC is launching any smartphone with taller screens. So let's see some of the features of the phones.
 
HTC Desire 12+
 
 
HTC Desire 12+ is having a screen size of 5.99" with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is IPS LCD type and has a resolution of 720*1440 pixels. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 450 chipset. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0. It has dual primary camera setup with 13MP+ 2MP lens. The front camera is of 8MP. It also has fingerprint sensor at back for unlocking the phone. Also there is face detection unlocking method. The phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. It also has micro SD card support. The phone comes with 2956 mAh battery. Also it comes in two memory options that are Black and Silver. The price of this phone starts at €235.
 
HTC Desire 12
 
 
HTC Desire 12 is the small sibling of it's Desire 12+. The phone has a screen size of 5.5". It also comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio display. The resolution of the display is 720*1440 pixels and this display is of IPS LCD type. The phone is powered by Mediatek 6739 chipset. It also comes with Android Oreo 8.0. It has a single primary camera of 13MP and a 5MP front camera. This phone isn't having any fingerprint scanner. But this also has face detection unlocking. This comes with 2730mAh battery. It comes in two versions 16/32GB internal and 2/3GB RAM. The phone has two color options Black and silver. The price of this phone starts at €185.
 
 Both these phones are mid range phones from the company. The pricing of these phones is somewhat okay. But the smaller one isn't having any fingerprint scanner as well as dual camera setup. Launching a phone at this price without fingerprint sensor is not acceptable. So company should think about all it's features and pricing before launching any smartphone in the market.
 


 
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