In an exclusive report, 91mobiles revealed recently that Realme India will launch a new Narzo N-series phone in India next month. Here is another exclusive: the exact launch date for the Realme Narzo N55.
The Realme Narzo N55 is expected to be announced on April 12th at 12:30 PM IST. This will be the first phone in a new series under the Narzo brand. The launch date has not yet been officially announced by Realme.
Realme Narzo N55 will be available in Prime Black and Prime Blue colour options, according to our previous exclusive report. Several memory configurations will be available, with the base variant featuring 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Besides this, the Narzo N55 will be available in 4GB + 128GB, 6GB + 64GB/128GB, and finally 8GB RAM and 128GB.
We believe the Narzo N55 will be a mid-range phone, but we don’t know the other specifications. Based on the legacy of the Narzo series from Realme, the Narzo N55 could be a gaming device. For now, the phone’s design is also a secret.
The Redmi Note 12 4G variant was unveiled in Europe last week by Xiaomi. This smartphone was launched in India today by the company. There are many similarities between the 4G-only Redmi Note 12 and its 5G counterpart. Their chipsets and primary cameras are the only major differences.
Redmi has launched two new phones in the Indian market, the Redmi 12C and Redmi Note 12 4G. Featuring a huge display, a big battery, the Helio G85 chipset, and a 50-megapixel dual camera system, the Redmi 12C is an enticing device for under Rs 10,000.
The new Redmi 12C will sport 6.71 inches HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, & a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage.
It features a 50MP main rear camera with LED flash along with a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The device comes with a 5MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. It packs a 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging support.
The connectivity options include Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE and VoLTE, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wifi, a micro USB port, FM Radio, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It runs on Android 12 OS without any custom skin on top. The device measures 8.7 mm thick and weighs 192g.
Redmi 12C is available in India with options including 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage for Rs 8,999 and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage for Rs 10,999. Graphite Grey, Ocean Blue, Mint Green, and Lavender Purple are some of the colors available. It will be available on April 6 via Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Store, and offline retailers.
Redmi Note 12 4G:
The Redmi Note 12 sports a 6.67 inches 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED FHD+ display. It is now powered by SD685 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. The new Redmi Note 12 features a 50MP main sensor with f/1.8 coupled with an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide and 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensor.
There is a 13MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE, and VoLTE support, Dual Band Wifi, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack with Hi-Res support, FM Radio, and Bluetooth 5.1. It runs on Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top. The Redmi Note 12 packs a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
The Redmi Note 12 4G with 6GB+64GB will cost 14,999/- whereas the 6GB+128GB at Rs.16,999/- in India.
The smartphone comes in Lunar Black, Frosted Ice Blue, or Sunrise Gold. ICICI Bank credit cards are discounted by Rs.1,000 for a limited time.
In addition to Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes, and leading retail stores across the country, the phone will be available for purchase from 12 PM IST on April 6.
Samsung is taking its flagship smartphone game to a whole new level with the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. Next year’s top-notch Galaxy device will feature a display that refreshes at 144Hz, making it the first Galaxy device to feature such a fast refresh rate.
Gaming enthusiasts will benefit from the smooth animations offered by the 144Hz refresh rate display, which can handle a higher and faster load while maintaining speedy performance. In recent years, smartphones have increasingly featured displays with faster refresh rates, with some devices boasting refresh rates as high as 240Hz.
The Galaxy S24 series may feature satellite connectivity, similar to what Apple and Huawei offer. Samsung has yet to introduce this feature to its mobile lineup, but the head of the company’s MX (Mobile Experience) unit has indicated they are considering it.
The Galaxy S24 series is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, which should offer significant performance improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. For the 2024 flagship series, the X-4 High-Performance CPU core will be clocked up to 15% faster than the overclocked X-3 core used in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
In addition, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to feature an improved 200MP primary camera and enhanced zoom capabilities for the telephoto camera. It’s important to note that these are all just rumors at this point, and we won’t know for sure what the Galaxy S24 series offers until it’s released.
The Vivo X Fold 2 will go official in April. During the 2023 Boao Forum in China, the foldable phone was showcased ahead of its launch. On Weibo, Vivo posted a poster showing Hu Baishan, Executive Vice-President of Vivo, and Li Baodong, Secretary General of Boao Forum, holding the Vivo X Fold 2. It can be seen that the foldable phone has been redesigned.
Past Vivo X Fold and X Fold+ foldable phones featured a rectangle-shaped camera block on the back. There was a round camera module, an LED flash, and ZEISS branding on the unit. The X Fold 2 does not have a rectangular camera block, as shown in the images below.
There are three cameras and a ring LED flash inside a round-shaped camera module. ZEISS’s logo can be seen below. There appears to be a curved edge to the cover display. The outer and inner displays will both feature ultrasonic fingerprint scanners.
According to rumors, the Vivo X Fold 2’s foldable display will support 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The device will be preloaded with the Android 13 OS based on OriginOS 3. First foldable phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, X Fold 2. Recently, it was seen at AnTuTu with 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage.
It will come with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866 primary camera with OIS, a 12-megapixel IMX663 ultra-wide snapper, and a 12-megapixel IMX663 telephoto camera. The battery is likely to be 4,800mAh and supports 120W fast charging and 50W wireless charging. The device’s price has not yet been announced.
Vivo will also unveil the Vivo X Flip and Vivo Pad 2 at its upcoming event in April.
Oppo’s Find N2 launched back in December, and now we’re hearing about its successor – the Find N3. There is a report that the upcoming horizontal foldable will come with a larger 8-inch main display with a 2268 x 2440px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Referring to Find N2 and Find N, both featured 7.1-inch panels with 1792 x 1920px resolution.
There will also be two selfie cameras on the Find N3 – one on the cover screen and one on the main display. They will have a resolution of 20MP and 32MP, respectively. It will have a 50MP Sony IMX890 main lens with optical image stabilization along with 48MP Sony IMX581 ultrawide and 32MP Sony IMX580 telephoto sensors identifier L07D1W22.
The phone is expected to come with the latest generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 4,805mAh battery. However, the new leak does not go into specifics about the phone’s ultra-thin design.
The iQOO Z7x 5G smartphone is expected to launch in India and other global markets soon. According to previous reports, the device is likely to launch in India sometime in April 2023. Geekbench has spotted the iQOO Z7x 5G today, revealing a number of the device’s specifications and potential performance metrics and indicating that it will launch soon.
The iQOO Z7x 5G (with the model number Vivo I2216) scored 905 in the single-core test and 2,137 in the multi-core test, as shown in the Geekbench listing screenshot above. Obviously, the model number belongs to the Indian variant of the device, so it’s safe to assume that iQOO will soon release the device in India.
The iQOO Z7x 5G comes with the latest FunTouchOS 13 skin based on Android 13. The device will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 processor with 8GB RAM and, presumably, 128GB storage. Other memory variants of the device may be coming up as well, but for now, only the 8GB RAM variant has been spotted on Geekbench.
Motorola is expected to launch the Edge 40 series of flagship phones soon. The Edge 40 and Edge 40 Pro specifications were revealed in a recent report. Several sources have also leaked renders of the Pro model, believed to be a rebranded Moto X40 from China. Globally, the Edge 40 will be a brand-new phone. Our first look at the Motorola Edge 40 comes from reputed tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer.
Motorola Edge 40 comes in four colors: Eclipse Black, Nebula Green, Lunar Blue, and Viva Magenta. In the leaked renders, the phone is shown in black and green. The backs of both models are covered in leather.
In terms of design, the Edge 40 is not too different from its Pro counterpart. An AMOLED panel covers the front of the vanilla model. On the back, a square-shaped camera island houses two cameras, along with LED flash units. The Edge 40 features an OIS-enabled 50-megapixel primary camera, confirmed by a closer look at its camera module. On the device’s back panel, Motorola’s batwing logo can also be seen.
The Edge 40 phone’s right side has volume buttons and a power button, while its left side is barren. It has a speaker grille, a microphone, a USB-C port, and a SIM card slot on its bottom side. The top edge of the Edge 40 is not shown in any of the leaked renders. The Edge 40 may also come with an acrylic back.
The new Motorola Edge 40 will sport 6.55 inches FHD+ 10-bit pOLED curved display. It comes with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400p with 10-bit colors & supports a 144Hz refresh rate. The device gets in-display fingerprint scanner support & comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on top.
The device is powered by the new Dimensity 8020 SoC coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage space.
The Motorola Edge 40 will feature a 50MP main 1/1.55″ sensor with OIS coupled with a 13MP ultra-wide with 120-degrees FoV. There is a 32MP selfie shooter under the punch-hole notch.
The connectivity options include an in-display fingerprint scanner, Dual 5G support, USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and GPS. It arrives in four colors, Lunar Blue, Nebula Green, Eclipse Black, and Magenta. This time the device also gets IP68 certified making it dust and water-resistant.
All this is packed with a 4400 mAh battery with 68W fast charge support. The device also supports 15W wireless & 15W reverse wireless charging. It runs on Android 13 OS out of the box.
There will be two types of materials on the phone – vegan leather and PMMA acrylic. The vegan leather variant weighs 171 grams and measures 158.43 x 71.99 x 7.58mm. As for the PMMA variant, it will have a thickness of 7.49mm and a weight of 167 grams.
Motorola Edge 40 5G with 8GB+128GB storage variant cost 599 Euros (Rs.53,600/-) in Europe.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Fold 5 at the Unpacked event later this year. Geekbench has tested the foldable phone in advance of its launch. SM-F946U is the model number listed on Geekbench for the foldable phone. The variant listed above is the US variant of the foldable phone.
Geekbench confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 5G will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This is the same overclocked version found in the Galaxy S23 series. Its peak clock speed is 3.36GHz. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a peak clock speed of 3.2GHz, in comparison.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 features an octa-core processor and an Adreno 740 GPU. In Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests, the device scored 2014 and 5022, respectively. Geekbench lists the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s RAM as 12GB. There will be storage options of 256GB and 512GB when it launches.
According to the listing, the phone comes with Android 13 out of the box. The latest One UI 5 update should be installed.
The phone has also leaked other details in the past. It is said to have the same design as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. In order to reduce the gap between the panels when folded, the hinge design might be changed. There is a hole-punch cutout at the top center of the cover display, which is 6.2 inches tall.
In addition to being water-resistant, the foldable phone weighs about 254 grams. On the back, the phone is expected to feature a triple-camera setup. This device will come with a 50MP camera with OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera.
In late January, the Moto G13 made its debut in Europe. Motorola has now brought this handset to India as scheduled. It is the company’s second most affordable smartphone to be released in the country this year after the Moto E13.
In spite of being priced under Rs.10,000/-, the device comes with numerous features.
The Moto G13 back features a rectangular camera module. The triple-camera setup has two large circular cutouts. Within the camera, the module is also the LED flash.
The right edge of the device houses the power and volume buttons. There is a USB Type-C port between the speaker grille and the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom. The top center of the phone has a hole-punch cutout. Despite its relatively thin bezels, the chin is quite thick, compared with the rest of the screen.
The new Moto G13 will arrive with 6.53 inches HD+ display with a resolution of 720*1600p. It comes with higher 90Hz refresh rates. The Moto G13 will be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC coupled with 4GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.
The Moto G13 features 50MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 2MP depth & 2MP macro sensor. There is an 8MP selfie shooter on the Moto G13. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on both devices.
The connectivity options include Dual Band Wifi, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Dual SIM support, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth 5.1. It packs a 5000 mAh battery with 20W/30W fast charge support. Moto G13 runs on Android 13 OS out of the box.
Motorola Moto G13 is available in India for 9599 (115$) or 999 (120$) for 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB configurations. You can choose from Matte Charcoal or Lavender Blue.
Flipkart and leading retail stores across the country will start selling the smartphone on April 5.
In the Chinese 3C certification body’s database earlier this month, two upcoming ASUS smartphones with model numbers ASUS_AI2205_A and ASUS_AI2205_B were spotted. ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate are expected to be released in the near future. Digital Chat Station, a reliable tipper, today leaked the vanilla model’s specifications.
The Asus ROG Phone 7 looks exactly similar to its predecessor. Yes, no change in terms of design so probably its dissapointing.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 7 look similar to the predecessor with a slight change in camera placement. ASUS ROG Phone 7 will look similar to its predecessor with the standard 18:9 aspect ratio display.
On the left, there is a USB Type-C port for attaching the various kind of accessories. On the right, we have got the power button with volume rockers. This time ASUS ROG Phone 7 also gets an RGB display on the back for notifications. It can be customized using an app.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 7 will sport 6.78 inches 165Hz refresh rate Samsung AMOLED FHD+ display. The device features HDR10+, Always On HDR support, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on top. The device weighs over 240g & comes with IP54 rating making it dust and water-resistant.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 7 comes with SD 8 Gen 2 SoC coupled with 12GB/16GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage. The ASUS ROG Phone 7 will ship with triple rear cameras with LED flash aligned horizontally. This time the ASUS ROG Phone 7 features a 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 5MP macro sensor with LED flash. The new ASUS ROG Phone 7 features a 32MP selfie shooter. It comes with 4K slo-mo and 8K video recording.
The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G LTE, VoLTE and 5G support, A-GPS, GLONASS, Dual Frequency GPS, NFC, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio port, Wifi-6, Bluetooth 5.1, an in-display fingerprint scanner. The new ASUS ROG Phone 7 will pack a 6000 mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. It will also have support for 5G networks and runs on Android 13 out of the box.
According to the tipster, the ROG Phone 7’s base model could cost 3,999 Yuan (Rs.48,000/-).