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Here is how much the new OnePlus Pad 2 going to cost in India.

OnePlus is back with its new Summer Event later this week. Ahead of the launch the brand has already confirmed the list of devices launching at the event. Not just that they also gave the first glimpse with key specs of the new OnePlus Pad 2. Now one of the tipsters has leaked the official Indian pricing details of the premium tablet OnePlus Pad 2.

As per the source, the OnePlus Pad 2 will have an MRP of Rs.47,999/- but with launch offers it comes down to Rs.45,999/- in India. Further, the OnePlus Stylo 2 will cost Rs.4999/- and the Smart Keyboard at Rs.11,999/- in India.

OnePlus Pad 2:

The new OnePlus Pad 2 will sport a 12.1-inch 3K IPS LCD (2,120 x 3,000p) display with a whopping 144Hz refresh rate support. It comes with a new 7:5 aspect ratio display along with 2.5D curved glass on top. The device also has Dolby Vision and Audio support & features quad-firing speakers.

OnePlus Pad 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB storage options. There is a unique feature called to use it Everywhere which allows connecting with other OnePlus devices to share and receive OTP etc.

The new OnePlus Pad 2 will also get Stylus support & comes with Wifi options. It features a 13MP single rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP selfie camera. The device runs on Android 13 with Oxygen OS on top. All this is packed by a huge 9510 mAh battery with 67W fast charge support.

Additionally, the OnePlus Pad 2 supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, and a USB-C port. It also features OnePlus Smart Stylus Pro support and a new smart touch keyboard.

Upcoming Realme 13 Pro spotted on Geekbench, key specs leaked online.

In India, Realme will unveil the Realme 13 Pro series of smartphones later this month. There are reports that the upcoming Realme 13 Pro and 13 Pro+ will have model numbers RMX3990 and RMX3921. They will replace the Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+, which used Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipsets and Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipsets, respectively. The Realme 13 Pro+, sporting the same chip as its predecessor, has been spotted on Geekbench. Geekbench has revealed the chipset, RAM, and Android version of the alleged Realme 13 Pro.

Realme 13 Pro’s Geekbench listing reveals that it’s powered by a Qualcomm processor with four cores clocked at 1.96GHz and four cores clocked at 2.40GHz. According to its source code, it has an Adreno 710 GPU. According to these specifications, the 13 Pro could be equipped with the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC.

Realme 13 Pro will run on Android 14 and have 12GB RAM. On the Geekbench 6 single-core and multi-core tests, the device achieved scores of 923 and 2912, respectively.

Realme has officially confirmed that the 13 Pro and 13 Pro will be available in Emerald Green (vegan leather), Monet Gold (glass back), and Monet Purple (glass back).

HMD Skyline detailed specs sheet with press images leaked through online listing.

According to rumours, HMD Global is working on a Nokia Lumia 920-inspired phone. An upcoming listing from a Belgian retailer appears to give us our best look yet at the HMD Skyline.

Design:

The leaked image shows a design heavily influenced by Nokia’s Lumia series. With its boxy design and noticeable bezels, the phone is reminiscent of the design language used by the Lumia Fabula devices.

A rectangular camera module with three lenses and an LED flash is mounted on the back panel. It can be seen in pink, and the tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore has also revealed its black version – so the phone will come in two colours.

Specs:

HMD Skyline will sport an OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The device is powered by Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC coupled with 8GB/12GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB of storage.

The device features a 108MP main sensor coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide and a 2MP depth sensor. Within the punch-hole cutout is a 50MP camera for selfies. Moreover, it will be dust and splash-resistant, with an IP67 rating. It’s powered by a 4900mAh battery with 33W fast charge support.

Rumours suggest that the HMD Skyline will also have an under-display fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers. It runs on Android 14 OS out of the box.

The HMD Skyline is estimated to cost €520 for a variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. HMD has yet to confirm the launch date, but we expect it to take place in July.

Samsung might bring some design changes with the new Galaxy S25 Ultra.

As rumours about the Galaxy S25 lineup intensify in the coming months, it may be time to turn our attention to the Galaxy Z Flip6 and Z Fold6. According to one of the top Samsung tipsters, the Ultra will get a redesign.

Samsung has already finalized the design of all three Galaxy S25 devices. To improve grip, the S25 Ultra is said to have an asymmetrical frame design.

According to reports, the frame towards the back panel will be more rounded for better grip, while the front panel will be straighter. It will also make the bezels look thinner, although we are unsure how to achieve that. Overall, the handset’s width will be retained, while the side frames will be narrower.

Back in late June, there was a rumour about a design change. Although this may be a good design choice, we think the main issue with ergonomics is the sharp corners of the S24 Ultra. Compared to other 6.8-inch smartphones, they make the device appear much larger than it is.

However, we are eager to see how the new design affects ergonomics and usability.

Here is when the new Realme 13 Pro series is going to launch in India.

With teasers about the upcoming Realme 13 Pro series, Realme has kept fans on their toes. A recent publication snafu accidentally spilt the beans on the launch date, although the company has remained tight-lipped.

According to GSMArena, the article revealing the launch date of the smartphones went live prematurely. Even though the article redirects to a different story now, we captured the details from the initial post, including a poster with the launch date.

According to the poster, the Realme 13 Pro and 13 Pro+ will be officially unveiled on July 30th at 14:30 UTC+8. The aesthetics of Realme’s phones have been officially confirmed. Monet Gold (glass back) and Monet Purple (glass back) will both be available in three colours.

Realme 13 Pro+:

According to TENAA’s database, the Realme 13 Pro+ has model number RMX3920. A curved-edge OLED screen is visible on the front of the phone. There are three cameras and an LED flash inside the round camera module on the back. “Hyperimage+” is engraved on the bottom portion of the camera module.

Specs:

The Realme 13 Pro+ will sport a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2412 x 1080p) Super AMOLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Realme 13 Pro+ gets a new Snapdragon 7s Gen 3 SoC coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage space.

The Realme 13 Pro+ will feature triple rear cameras with 50MP Sony LYT701 main with OIS coupled with 8MP ultra-wide Sony IMX355 (f/2.5). There is a 50MP Sony LYT-600 3X periscope telephoto lens with 6X in-sensor zoom and LED flash. It comes with a 32MP selfie shooter on the front. All this is backed by a 5000 mAh battery with 67W fast charging. It runs on Android 14 OS based on Realme UI 5.0 on top.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G, 5G, and VoLTE support. It comes with Wifi-6, Dual Frequency (L1 + L5) GPS, NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack with Hi-Res support, FM Radio, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3. Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos & X-axis linear motor sensor.

HONOR announces cheaper Honor Magic Vs3 featuring 50MP triple cameras.

A new Magic V3 and Magic Vs3 book-style foldable smartphone from Honor was announced today. The company’s new flagship foldable smartphone, the Magic V3, has already been discussed.

There’s also the Magic Vs3, which is a cheaper version of the Magic V3. There is also a completely different-looking camera island on the back of the phone. Despite not being as thin and light as the Magic V3, it is still very thin and light.

It measures 156.8 x 145.2 x 4.65-4.8 mm when unfolded. This product measures 156.8 x 74 x 9.8-10.1mm when folded. The Magic Vs3 weighs 229 or 231 grams, depending on the model. Compared to the ‘Tundra Green’ and ‘Qilian Snow’, the ‘Velvet Black’ model is thinner and lighter. This black model has vegan leather on the back, which thins down the phone further and makes it lighter. Glass covers the backs of the other two variants.

Specs:

Honor Magic Vs3 will sport a 7.92″ QHD+ (2344x2156p) LTPO OLED main screen whereas there is a 6.43″ FHD+ (2376×1060) OLED external screen. Both the display comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. The device also supports a side-mounted display fingerprint scanner. The outer screen is protected by Honor King Kong giant rhino glass whereas the internal with Glory King Kong flexible armor.

Honor Magic Vs3 is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC coupled with 12GB/16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 storage. The device features triple rear cameras with LED flash.

The Honor Magic Vs3 comes with a 50MP Wide Main Camera with a variable aperture of f/1.4-f/2.0. It is coupled with a 40MP ultra-wide f/2.2 camera. Lastly, there is an 8MP Periscope Telephoto Camera with 5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom, and OIS.

Further, the device features dual selfie cameras with a 16MP outer and inner display. It comes with Dual Stereo Speakers with DTS:X Ultra sound effects and IPX8-rated dust & water-resistant.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE and 5G (Dual-Mode support), A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, Dual Band Wifi/Wifi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, USB Type-C port. Both run on Android 14 with the latest HyperOS on top. It packs a massive 5000 mAh battery with 66W fast wired & 50W wireless charging support. The Honor Magic V3 runs on Android 14 with Magic UI 8.0 on top.

Pricing:

Honor Magic Vs3 with 12GB/256GB costs 6999 Yuan (Rs.80,600/-), 12GB/512GB at 7699 Yuan (RS.89,700/-) and 16GB/1TB at 8699 Yuan (Rs.1,00,200/-).

HONOR introduces premium foldable with HONOR Magic V3, thinner than predecessor.

HONOR has announced the Magic V3, its new foldable flagship. As a successor to the Magic V2, this handset was launched in China. In September, it will probably be announced for global markets at IFA 2024. It’s still unclear, though. Thus, this smartphone is even thinner than the Magic V2, and even thinner than expected.

Design:

While it was rumoured to be 9.7mm thick, it’s only 9.2mm thick (not counting the camera bump, of course). Honor Magic V2’s thickness ranged from 9.9mm to 10.1mm. The vegan leather model has a thickness of 9.2mm, while the glass models have a thickness of 9.3mm. The phone measures 156.6 x 145.3 x 4.35-4.4mm when unfolded. Folded, it measures 156.6 x 74 x 9.2-9.3mm.

As for weight, the HONOR Magic V3 weighs only 226 grams (vegan leather model, glass model weighs 230 grams). It has an IPX8 rating, which is very welcome. The hinge has also been thinned down, measuring 2.84mm. According to the company, the hinge can be folded up to 500,000 times.

It is available in black, green, red, and white colours. While all other variants have glass on the back, the black variant combines metal with vegan leather.

Specs:

HONOR Magic V3 will sport a 7.92″ QHD+ (2344x2156p) LTPO OLED main screen whereas there is a 6.43″ FHD+ (2376×1060) OLED external screen. Both the display comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. The device also supports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The outer screen is protected by Honor King Kong giant rhino glass whereas the internal with Glory King Kong flexible armor.

 

HONOR Magic V3 is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC coupled with 12GB/16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 storage. The device features triple rear cameras with LED flash.

The HONOR Magic V3 comes with a 50MP Wide Main Camera with a variable aperture of f/1.4-f/2.0. It is coupled with a 40MP ultra-wide f/2.2 camera. Lastly, there is a 50MP Periscope Telephoto Camera with 3.5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom, and OIS.

Further, the device features dual selfie cameras with a 20MP outer and inner display. It comes with Dual Stereo Speakers with DTS:X Ultra sound effects and IPX8-rated dust & water-resistant.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE and 5G (Dual-Mode support), A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, Dual Band Wifi/Wifi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, USB Type-C port. Both run on Android 14 with the latest HyperOS on top. It packs a massive 5150 mAh battery with 66W fast wired & 50W wireless charging support. The Honor Magic V3 runs on Android 14 with Magic UI 8.0 on top.

Pricing:

A 12GB HONOR Magic V3 with CNY8,999 (Rs.1,03,700/-) is available in China. There is a 16GB RAM model with 512GB of storage for CNY9,999 (Rs.1,15,200/-) and a 16GB RAM model with 1TB of storage for CNY10,999 (Rs.1,26,700/-). There will be a price difference outside the country of origin, of course.

OPPO finally launches the new Oppo Reno12 & Reno12 Pro in India, comes with AI support.

In India, Oppo launched the Reno 12 and Reno 12 Pro, the latest additions to its popular Reno series. Both phones are 5G-enabled and feature advanced AI capabilities.

Pricing:

The sole Reno 12 5G variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 32,999. Oppo’s website, Flipkart, and other retail outlets will carry the phone starting July 25th in Sunset Peach, Matte Brown, and Astro Silver.

Reno 12 Pro starts at Rs 36,999 for the variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage and costs Rs 40,999 for the variant with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. On July 18, Oppo’s website, Flipkart, and other retail stores will begin selling the Pro model. It is available in two colours: Space Brown and Sunset Gold.

Oppo is also offering a launch discount of Rs 4,000 instant cashback and 9-month no-cost EMI.

Oppo Reno12:

The new Oppo Reno12 will sport a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED 3D curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with Gorilla Glass 7i protection on top. The Oppo Reno12 is the first device that will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7300 Energy SoC. The device is coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option.

The Oppo Reno12 will feature triple-rear cameras with a 50MP main Sony LYT-600 sensor with OIS. It is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide camera & 2MP macro sensor. There is a 32MP selfie shooter under the punch-hole notch.

It packs a 5000 mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. Also features dual speakers and IP65 rated making it splash-proof. The device runs on Android 14 OS with ColorOS 14.1 on top.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE, 5G (Dual Band support), VoLTE and Wifi 6. The device also features IR Blaster, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.4, FM Radio, and USB Type-C port. It features in-display fingerprint scanner support. It measures 7.62mm thick and weighs 184g.

Oppo Reno12 Pro:

The Oppo Reno12 Pro will have a cheaper build with a plastic frame & glass back. The device measures 7.4 mm thick & weighs 180g.

 

The new Oppo Reno12 Pro will sport a 6.74-inch FHD+ 1.5K OLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on top. The device is now powered by the latest  MediaTek Dimensity 7300 Energy coupled with 12GB/16GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage.

The Oppo Reno12 Pro will feature dual rear cameras with a 50MP Sony LYT-600 main sensor coupled with OIS and an 8MP ultra-wide IMX355 sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It also comes with a 50MP Samsung JN5 telephoto lens with 2x zoom. The Oppo Reno12 Pro features a 50MP Samsung JN5 selfie shooter under the punch-hole notch.

It packs a 5000 mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. It will also feature dual speakers and IP65 rated making it splash-proof. The device runs on Android 14 OS with ColorOS 14.1 on top.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with Dual 4G LTE, 5G (Dual Band support) and VoLTE, Wifi 6, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.4, FM Radio, and USB Type-C port. It features in-display fingerprint scanner support.

AI Features:

  • The AI Eraser 2.0 removes background distractions with 98% accuracy.

  • In group photos, AI Clear Face delivers high-definition facial details.

  • With AI Best Face, you can ensure perfect group shots by correcting closed eyes.

  • Generative AI transforms photos into digital avatars.

  • Google Gemini LLM’s AI Toolbox includes AI Writer, AI Summary, and AI Speak. Writing, summarizing meetings, and enhancing communication are all possible with these tools.

  • AI Summary: Provides a quick summary and highlights of lengthy content. Summarizes meeting recordings in English and Hindi, generating transcripts, notes, and summaries.

  • For efficient communication, AI Writer completes sentences, suggests words, and corrects grammar.

  • With AI Clear Voice, background noise can be reduced by up to 40dB, which enhances the clarity of calls.

  • AI LinkBoost reduces data lag by up to 25% by optimizing network use.

  • Using beaconLink technology, you can make one-to-one calls over Bluetooth without requiring a network.

    By enhancing light, colour, and texture, and reducing motion blur, these AI capabilities improve overall photo quality. Up to 296 facial features are enhanced in real time by OPPO’s facial recognition algorithms.

Acer partners with Indkal Technologies to soon launch the new Acer smartphone in India

Acer will launch Acer branded smartphones in partnership with Indkal Technologies soon after launching smart TVs. A trademark licensing agreement has been reached between the two brands. With this partnership, Indkal Technologies will manufacture and distribute smartphones under the Acer brand in India.

With this partnership, Acer-branded phones will be available in India. With the Acer brand, Indkal Technologies will launch a variety of smartphone models in mid-2024. The exact timeline has not yet been revealed. Smartphones priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 50,000 will be the focus of the companies.

A significant market share is expected to be gained quickly by the company. In addition to robust specifications, the phones will likely include artificial intelligence capabilities. Acer stated in a statement that they have been working on smartphones for a couple of years and the announcement will come when they are ready.

Acer-branded smartphones will be manufactured in India under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Both e-commerce platforms and offline retail stores will offer these devices.

 

Xiaomi Smart Band 9 press images along with key specs leaked, comes with minor upgrades.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

Xiaomi has been busy launching new devices in 2024, including its first POCO tablet. However, no word has been released about a successor to the Smart Band 8 or Smart Band 8 Pro. According to a recent leak, a Smart Band 9 with a few iterative improvements might well be in the works.

It appears the Smart Band 9 won’t stray much from the design of the Smart Band 8, which itself resembles the Smart Band 7. With a 1.62-inch display, the device is expected to retain the familiar oval form factor.

Dimensions are rumoured to be 46.53 x 21.63 x 10.95 mm, slightly smaller than the Band 8. For a premium look, the leak suggests an aluminium alloy casing with a sandblasted finish.

Display brightness may improve noticeably. It is expected to have a refresh rate of 60Hz, but a peak brightness of 1200 nits, double that of the Smart Band 8.

A modest improvement is also expected in battery life. According to the leak, the battery capacity will be 233 mAh, which is 43 mAh more than the Band 8. With the always-on display enabled, the battery should last 9 days, and without it, 21 days.

Additionally, the Smart Band 9 boasts a 10% improvement in the accuracy of the heart rate and SpO2 sensors, as well as Bluetooth 5.4 connectivity.

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