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1. IPL 2019 Data Plans: Best IPL Data Packs From Jio, Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone & Idea
2. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE may soon be launching globally
3. Akshay's 'Kesari' creates new box office records on first day
4. Motorola One Vision image leaks revealing punch-hole display and 48MP rear camera
5. Next-gen iPhone to come with Wireless PowerShare capability
6. Honor 8X global variant receiving Android Pie-based EMUI 9 update
7. vivo V15 and V15 Pro availability expands to the Philippines
8. Beats will launch true wireless earbuds in April
9. Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will shoot dual camera video, company confirms
10. Samsung Galaxy Fold appears on Geekbench, doesn’t impress with scores
11. Scammers caught playing hidden video ads and draining smartphone batteries
IPL 2019 Data Plans (Xiaomi Mi 9 SE launching) Akshay Kesari - Motorola One 48MP Camera - Next-gen iPhone Wireless PowerShare
IPL 2019 Data Plans (Xiaomi Mi 9 SE launching) Akshay Kesari - Motorola One 48MP Camera - Next-gen iPhone Wireless PowerShare
IPL 2019 Data Plans (Xiaomi Mi 9 SE launching) Akshay Kesari - Motorola One 48MP Camera - Next-gen iPhone Wireless PowerShare

1. IPL 2019 Data Plans: Best IPL Data Packs From Jio, Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone & Idea

. Top IPL 2019 Data Plans | Best IPL Prepaid Plans
All these prepaid plans on the list come with call and SMS benefits including data.

. BSNL IPL Plan: BSNL 499 Pack

BSNL has announced a special cricket plan which comes with unlimited data and call benefits. Priced at Rs 499, the BSNL cricket plan comes with 1GB daily data benefit, unlimited voice calling, free 100 SMS per day and free Cricket SMS alerts for 90 days.

. Jio IPL Plan: Jio 197 Pack

From Jio, you can go for the 2GB data plan to enjoy the upcoming IPL. At Rs 197 the plan offers daily 2GB data with unlimited internet post FUP at 64kbps for 28 days. The Jio 197 plan comes with free access to Hotstar, unlimited calls (local, STD calls and roaming) and free SMS.

. Vodafone-Idea IPL Plan: 511 Pack

This Vodafone-Idea plan is apt for live IPL experience. The plan comes with 2GB data per day priced at Rs 511. The plan also comes with unlimited calls, 100 SMS and access to live TV from irrespective of Vodafone and Idea for 84 days.

. Jio IPL Plan: Jio 299 Pack

The next Jio plan apt for IPL comes with 3GB data per day. Priced at Rs 299, the plan offers daily 3GB data with unlimited internet post FUP at 64kbps for 28 days. The Jio 299 plan comes with free access to Hotstar, unlimited calls (local, STD calls and roaming) and free SMS.

. Airtel IPL Plan: Airtel 249 Plan

This Airtel plan is the best fit for live IPL experience. The 249 Airtel plan comes with 2GB data per day priced at Rs 249. The plan also comes with unlimited calls, 100 SMS and access to Airtel TV for 28 days.

. BSNL IPL Plan: BSNL 199 Pack

The second special BSNL cricket plan also comes with unlimited data and call benefits. Priced at Rs 199, this BSNL cricket plan comes with 1GB daily data benefit, unlimited voice calling, free 100 SMS per day and free Cricket SMS alerts for 28 days.

. Airtel IPL Plan: Airtel 448 Plan

This Airtel plan offers some extra data. The 448 Airtel plan comes with 1.5GB data per day priced at Rs 448. The plan also comes with unlimited calls, 100 SMS and access to Airtel TV for 82 days.

2. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE may soon be launching globally

The Mi 9 SE that was announced last month is currently available only in China. But that may change soon as the smartphone has been listed on Xiaomi Global's compliance page which hints at the company planning to expand its availability.

However, don't get your hopes high just yet as there are some other smartphones listed on this compliance page that never made it outside of China. But in the case of the Mi 9 SE, we have seen earlier evidence leading us to believe this one will.

There's no word from Xiaomi regarding the global availability of Mi 9 SE, so we will have to wait until more information comes in.

The Mi 9 SE is a toned down version of the Mi 9 and is the first smartphone to come with a Snapdragon 712 SoC. It has 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage in tow. Other specifications include a 5.97-inch Full-HD+ display, triple rear camera (48MP + 13MP + 8MP), and a 20MP front camera.

The Mi 9 SE features an in-display fingerprint scanner and packs a 3,070 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

3. Akshay's 'Kesari' creates new box office records on first day

This Holi, the box office turned Kesari, courtesy Akshay Kumar's recent release.

Based on the Battle of Saragarhi, Kesari is one of the most talked about movies of the year.

Given the palpable excitement for Akshay's war drama, the movie set the box office on fire.

Helmed by Anurag Singh, Kesari created new records at the box office on the first day itself.

. Surprising all, 'Kesari' emerges as highest opener of 2019

After the intriguing trailer left the audience mesmerized, it was expected that Kesari would open to a decent collection.

But much to everyone's surprise, the war drama went on to emerge as the highest opener of the year.

Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to declare, "Kesari roar. Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]. Thu Rs. 21.50 cr. India biz".

.'Kesari' replaces '2.0' to emerge as Akshay's second highest opener

Furthermore, Kesari went on to become Akshay's second highest opener ever.

The first place is taken by Akshay's 2018 release Gold, which opened to an impressive collection of Rs. 25.25 cr.

While Gold was followed by Akshay-Rajinikanth's 2.0, with the first day collection of Rs. 20.25 crore, it has now been replaced by Kesari.

We wonder how many records Kesari will shatter.

. 'Kesari' is the story of 21 brave heart Sikh soldiers

For the uninitiated, Kesari narrated the story of the Battle of Saragarhi, which is said to be one of "the bravest battles ever fought" in the history of the world.

This battle was fought between 21 soldiers of the British Indian Army's Sikh Regiment and 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in September 1897.

The regiment, which was led by Havildar Ishar Singh, fought till their death.

. 'Kesari' leaked online by TamilRockers, just a day after release

Meanwhile, Kesari became the recent target of piracy giant TamilRockers and was leaked online just a day after its theatrical release. According to media reports, the movie was available for free download in HD quality. Would this affect the movie's collections? Only time will tell.

4. Motorola One Vision image leaks revealing punch-hole display and 48MP rear camera

We heard quite a lot about the Motorola One Vision in the past couple of days. The smartphone paid a visit to Geekbench and later its detailed specs leaked online. It also popped up on Wi-Fi Alliance's website bearing model number XT1970-1 and running Android Pie. Now today, we are treated to an official-looking press render of the One Vision, which shows its design.

This image comes to us courtesy of Tiger Mobiles. It reveals the phone has a punch-hole display with the selfie camera located in the left corner. The display has small bezels on its left, right, and top, with the chin being comparatively larger.

Moving on to the back, we have a dual camera setup placed vertically in the left with a dual-LED flash down below. The cameras also have text to their right which confirms one of them will be a 48MP unit.

The back of the smartphone, which seems to have a glossy finish, is also home to a fingerprint scanner with Motorola's signature bat-wing logo atop, and further down below, we have the Android One branding.

Other things we can ascertain from this image is that the One Vision will come with a USB-C port placed at the bottom which will be flanked by a speaker and a microphone. We don't see the headphone jack which means it's either placed at the top, or Motorola decided to ditch it.

The One Vision has the SIM card slot located on the left, with the volume rocker and power button sitting on the right. The lockscreen of the phone has the date of April 3 which is when it may go official. You can also see the pill-shaped button at the bottom which indicates the phone will run Android Pie out-of-the-box.

The Motorola One Vision looks the same as the P40 that leaked last December. Well, that's because these are likely the same phone which will be launched under different names in different markets. The One Vision is reported to launch in Latin America, India, and Brazil, with the P40 being China-exclusive.

You can head over here to check out the detailed specs of the One Vision. The P40 will likely have the same hardware, but there could be some differences between the two in terms of RAM and onboard storage.

5. Next-gen iPhone to come with Wireless PowerShare capability

The iPhone 11, or whatever name Apple manages to come up with for this year's release, will reportedly come with Wireless PowerShare support, supply chain sources reveal. Introduced by IDT in 2015, the Qi-based standard for reverse wireless charging (as in, charging other devices off of your smartphone) is supported on the Galaxy S10 series, but the feature was previously available on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

In the Apple realm, having Wireless PowerShare will mean, for example, being able to charge your Apple Watch without carrying its own charger around. Additionally, the second edition AirPods, announced this week, are available with a case that can be charged wirelessly - just how convenient it would be if you can do so from your iPhone 11.

The one issue is that present iPhones don't charge all that fast themselves - at least not with the bundled ancient 5V/1A adapter. The company does make an 18W PowerDelivery adapter that it sells separately, for which you need an extra USB-C to Lightning cable, the two costing a total of around $50. Well, word on the street is, that combo will come bundled with the next-gen iPhone, which will retain the Lightning port. It's not as great as having a USB-C port on the phone in the first place, but baby steps is better than no steps at all.

6. Honor 8X global variant receiving Android Pie-based EMUI 9 update

Earlier this month, Honor released an Android Pie-based EMUI 9 update for the 8X in China. Now the company has begun rolling out this update for the phone's global variant.

This Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 update weighs a whopping 3.14GB in size and brings along improved sound recorder, faster app launch times, simplified UI, and Huawei Share 3.0 to the 8X. It is currently rolling out in Macedonia, but we expect a wider rollout soon.

Last week Honor confirmed it would release Android Pie for the 8X in India starting on March 18, but we haven't heard anything on that later. The company has said that it plans to release the update in batches this month so we expect the Indian units to get an update notification anytime now.

7. vivo V15 and V15 Pro availability expands to the Philippines

Chinese phone maker vivo unveiled the V15 Pro last month and made the V15 official earlier this month. Both these smartphones are already available in a couple of markets, and the latest country they have made their debut in is the Philippines.

The V15 is priced at PHP17,999 ($342) and the Pro variant is priced at PHP23,999 ($456). You can pre-order the V15 until March 29 and the V15 Pro until April 11 with sales starting after those dates.

The V15 is powered by the Helio P70 SoC which is coupled with 6GB RAM. It's built around a 6.53-inch notchless display and has 128GB of storage onboard. The smartphone features a 32MP pop-up selfie camera and boasts a triple camera setup at the back consisting of 12MP, 8MP, and 5MP modules. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood.

The V15 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 675 SoC and has 8GB RAM. It's equipped with a slightly smaller screen (6.39-inch) and battery (3,700 mAh) but rocks a 48MP primary camera at the back instead of the 12MP one on the V15. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display, with the selfie camera and storage remaining the same as V15.

You can head over here for a detailed specs comparison of this V15 duo, and here for our detailed written review of the V15 Pro.

8. Beats will launch true wireless earbuds in April

CNET learned from a reliable source that Apple-owned Beats plans to release a new totally wireless update to the PowerBeats sport headphones. Apple’s AIrPods are quickly becoming the most popular pair of Bluetooth earbuds and a new Beats alternative could reportedly launch in April.

Apple recently announced updated AirPods with improved battery life, hands-free “Hey, Siri”, and an updated H1 wireless chip. It is believed that Beats’ new earphones will have the same Hey Siri feature, the updated H1 chip, and perhaps better battery life than the AirPods.

There’s no firm information about how much these Beats earphones would cost, but given the AirPods $160 (or $200 for wireless charging) price tag, they shouldn’t cost too much more. CNET speculates Beats could launch with a $250 price tag but suggests they should be $200 or below. The current PowerBeats 3 Wireless retail for $199 and Apple is Apple so… $250 it is.

The new PowerBeats would be a great alternative to those who don’t like the design of the AirPods or would rather use something sleeker. There are other truly-wireless earbuds out on the market now like the $130 Samsung Galaxy Buds or some of the Chinese alternatives from both Huawei and Xiaomi but for iOS users’ sake, any earphones with the H1 chip will work infinitely better for those on the iOS and/or MacOS ecosystems.

9. Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will shoot dual camera video, company confirms

Huawei might as well just call the P30 phones “announced” and get it over with. The latest leak comes from its Singaporean site and does a good job of succinctly listing the best features of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro as well as detailing the launch promos.

Buying a P30 or P30 Pro on launch day – April 6 – from the VivoCity mall will net you a free Huawei Watch GT and JBL Clip 2 speaker. These freebies are worth a total of SGD 467 ($345/€305). Europe will be getting the watch too (but perhaps not the speaker).

As for the specs (as if we haven’t seen them leaked a thousand times by now), the phones will offer attractive gradient-colored exterior, high-end cameras with great low-light capability and an interesting Dual-View feature.

Dual-View Video will be enabled after launch with an OTA update. It creates split-screen video with two of the rear cameras, showing a wide and a zoomed-in view of the scene.

Other specs include a 40MP “SuperSpectrum Sensor”, capable of shooting at “super high ISO” and low-light video recording. The Huawei P30 Pro will also feature a periscope camera (10x hybrid zoom) with OIS and a ToF sensor.

In Singapore, the new P30 phones will be available through M1, Singtel, StarHub and Lazada.

10. Samsung Galaxy Fold appears on Geekbench, doesn’t impress with scores

Geekbench got an interesting visitor - the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The foldable smartphone didn't score quite as high as its Snapdragon 855 and 12GB RAM suggested.

What that suggests is that the software on the unit that ran the benchmark is far from finalized and Samsung still has plenty of work to do before the April 26 launch.

Another interesting bit is the SM-900F naming, which is the international variant of the phone. If that one is using the Qualcomm chip it's a clear confirmation that we are not getting an Exynos version of the Fold.

Recently, the Fold appeared in a leaked video where we got a glimpse of it in both its tablet and phone glory. Not much could be said in terms of its performance though as the video only lasted several seconds and the device was never confirmed to be a retail version.

11. Scammers caught playing hidden video ads and draining smartphone batteries

Have you ever wondered why your phone has a drained battery in the middle of the day? It might have something to do with a faulty application, running scam ads unbeknownst to you. According to fraud detection firm Protected Media, Ad Stacking was spotted in codes, provided by an ad technology company Aniview. Ad Stacking is essentially showing you one ad, but in the background it is playing multiple videos at the same time, destroying your battery life.

This type of fraud hurts not only you, your device and data cap, but also companies who pay for impressions and views, as well as applications and platforms who are buying and selling advertisement real estate for smartphones. Advertisers are told people are watching their clips but there isn’t enough response, so they have to pay even more.

Craig Silverman, a reporter at BuzzFeed News, contacted Israeli company Aniview which runs a video ad technology platform. Alon Carmel, company CEO, denied any involvement and said the code was created by third-party subsidiaries and exploited by another party. In the video above you can see that a pretty much regular banned about McDonald's or Michael Kors actually has multiple videos hidden behind it.

The reporter declined to name the application or its owner, mostly because they were most likely out of the scheme and were just carrier rocket of the scam. If you have issues with battery draining from any of your apps, consider uninstalling it and letting developers know before more people and their smartphones fall victims of such frauds.

Xiaomi has revealed the much-awaited Android 9 Pie-based MIUI upgrade list for the Mi and Redmi smartphones in the country. The new MIUI Pie update list features all the supported smartphones with roll out dates.

Realme 3 Pro has been certified and confirmed with the same Snapdragon 675 chip as Note 7 Pro.

Flipkart is hosting a special Poco Days sale on its site, with a special discount of upto Rs 5,500 on the Poco F1. Android Q beta also has been officially released for all the Pixel smartphones.

Let’s take a quick look at the top tech news from today. Fun2Ind.com

Top Tech News Today: Xiaomi Android Pie Update List Out, Realme 3 Pro With SD 675 Confirmed & More!

Xiaomi Android 9 Pie Upgrade Roll Out Schedule Out: MIUI Pie Update

The Xiaomi smartphone MIUI Pie Update list is out for the latest Android 9 Pie-based MIUI upgrade. Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Y2 will receive before the first quarter of the year. Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Mi Note 3 before second quarter. The upcoming MIUI Pie Update will come with new features such as game turbo mode, dark mode, new always on display, dynamic wallpapers and wired charging animation.

Paytm Announce Dedicated Payments Bank Bank App

In a bid to bring in more customers, Paytm and it’s parent company One97 Communications have announced a dedicated app for Paytm Payments Bank. After being temporarily banned by RBI to sign up customers, Paytm is now again back with new features and updates for Paytm Payments Bank. The new dedicated app can be used to check balance, request for physical debits cards, access to digital debit cards with a 24×7 support. MobAsk.com

Poco F1 Available With Up To Rs 5,500 On Flipkart: Poco Days Sale

Xiaomi is hosting a special Poco Days sale in association with Flipkart. The Poco Days is live now, and will continue till March 16. At the Poco Days sale, you can avail a Xiaomi Poco F1 with a flat discount upto Rs 5,500. The offer includes a special Rs 3,000 additional discount on exchange with an extra Rs 1,500 off with ICICI bank cards, bringing down the effective price to Rs 16,499.

WhatsApp Testing New ‘Search Image’ Feature

The Facebook-owned social media messaging app has been found to be testing a new Search Image feature to fight fake news. The company has been under the scanner being one of the root causes vitality of fake news in India. WhatsApp will be using official Google APIs to find similar or equal images on the internet to check it’s authenticity. WhatsApp will alert users before uploading any image to Google.

Realme 3 Pro Gets Certified: Approved By BIS & NBTC

The much-touted Realme 3 Pro has received the BIS and NBTC certification recently. The device will launch in April, has been confirmed by Realme. The smartphone is going to be a Redmi Note 7 Pro successor, as hinted by the company CEO at the Realme 3 launch. Realme 3 Pro as RMX1851 model number has been certified by BIS. The smartphone has been confirmed with the same 11nm Snapdragon 675 as Redmi Note 7 Pro. soas.in

Android Q Beta Official Now

The next generation Android Q beta is now official. The beta version has been released to all the existing Pixel devices including the first generation Pixel smartphones. The tenth OS version from Google come with a few changes, keeping most of it from Android Pie. There are a number of new privacy and security features on the latest Android Q beta version, including support for the new foldable Android smartphones.

Which one among these redefines budget Android niche? The launch of two new smartphones have spurred up a whole new in the budget segment: Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M30. While Samsung is trying really hard to take on Xiaomi, the latter is not taking it lightly either.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Vs Galaxy M30: Design, Hardware, Camera, Price

Redmi Note 7 Pro Vs Galaxy M30: Design, Hardware, Camera, Price
Redmi Note 7 Pro Vs Galaxy M30: Design, Hardware, Camera, Price
Xiaomi launched two new phones in the country: Note 7 and Note 7 Pro.

Samsung too have revamped its budget smartphone lineup in India with six new smartphones: three Galaxy M devices and three Galaxy A devices including the premium Samsung Galaxy A50 with in-display fingerprint sensor.

So, today we are doing an in-depth comparison between the Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Let’s find out who’s the new king in the under 15K category.

Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30: In-Depth Comparison

Both the smartphones come at a almost similar pricing, and are yet to go on sale.

Design & Build

Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a glass sandwich body protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. It does look good and where Galaxy M30 majorly uses polycarbonate. In terms of durability, your chances of surviving a couple of drops would go with Galaxy M30 though.

In terms of looks, Redmi Note 7 Pro appear more cooler and classy.

Samsung Galaxy M30 and Note 7 Pro both come with water drop notch displays with slim bezels around the display. Both have heavy chins, but on the up, bezels are slightly thinner on the Galaxy M30.

Display

Samsung Galaxy M30 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display. In comparison, Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3 inch Full HD+ LCD display. Note 7 Pro’s display has a higher pixel density of 409 ppi compared to pixel density of 394 ppi on Galaxy M30’s.

The reverberation can’t be noticed visually.

Though, Galaxy M30 with a Super AMOLED display compared to the LCD display on Redmi Note 7 does keep M30 ahead because of the panel and better colour reproduction.

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy M30 has an in-house Exynos 7904 SoC. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro outperforms M30 with Snapdragon 675 SoC. Both are Octa-Core CPU units, where Exynos 7904 has two Kryo 260 Gold cores and six Kryo 260 Silver cores.

In comparison, Snapdragon 675 has four Kryo 460 cores and four Kryo 460 Silver cores.

Galaxy M30 with Exynos 7904 can handle day to day tasks easily, but Redmi Note 7 Pro with Snapdragon 675 has an edge with more cores and 11 nm fabrication technology.

Software

Galaxy M30 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS with Samsung’s custom UI. While the Note 7 Pro runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with custom MIUI 10. Both come with heavy bloatware, but Android 9 Pie on Note 7 Pro is an added advantage.

Storage

Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro both are available in two storage options: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Both support memory expansion via an external microSD card.

Galaxy M30 supports up to 512GB and Redmi Note 7 Pro supports up to 256GB.

Samsung has a dedicated slot for the microSD card, while the Note 7 Pro has a hybrid SIM, where it uses slot 2 for memory expansion.

Rear Camera

This is a game-changer. Both the smartphones have some top level rear camera systems. Galaxy M30 sports a triple rear camera system consisting of 13MP PDAF sensor, 5MP ultrawide sensor and a third 5MP depth sensor.

While Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor.

The 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor on the Note 7 Pro outperforms most of the images captured on Galaxy M30. The latest technology offers better colour reproduction with high definition contrast.

Front Camera

The front camera on both the smartphones can capture decent shots. Galaxy M30 has a 16MP selfie camera while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 13MP sensor.

Connectivity

Both the smartphones come with rear fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared and dual-SIM support.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy M30 runs on a massive 5,000 mAh battery. On the other hand, Note 7 Pro is powered by the same 4,000mAh unit. Snapdragon 675 on the Note 7 Pro will help the smartphone less power run more. Redmi Note 7 Pro also supports 18W fast charging while the M30 supports 15W fast charge.

Samsung ships a 15W fast charger, while Redmi Note 7 Pro offers a standard 10W charger in box.

Pricing

Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro both are available in two storage options: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy M30 (64GB): Rs 14,990
Samsung Galaxy M30 (128GB): Rs 17,990

Redmi Note 7 Pro (64GB): Rs 13,999
Redmi Note 7 Pro (128GB): Rs 16,999

CONCLUSION: Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30

Samsung has been able to deliver an awesome mid-budget smartphone at the price, but Galaxy M30 can’t stand against Redmi Note 7 Pro’s excellent combination of features.

Samsung Galaxy M30 is not a bad smartphone, neither it’s overpriced, but Redmi Note 7 Pro wins big against Galaxy M30.

The combination of a top processor and a great camera throws Redmi Note 7 way ahead. To wrap up, Samsung Galaxy is a great smartphone at the price, but Note 7 Pro is here to rule the market.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the latest line-up by Xiaomi which consists of three phones - the Mi 9 Transparent Edition, Mi 9 and the more affordable Mi 9 SE. The Mi series has been stellar offering by Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone company has packed only the best when it comes to the Mi series of smartphones. Last time when Xiaomi launched the Mi 8, it saw astounding success in the markets where the brand launched it. Now, following up to its previous release, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 in China to further its line-up of the phones. Notably, Xiaomi has launched three variants of the Mi 9 in China. The first variant is the Mi 9 Transparent Edition, the standard Mi 9 and the smaller Mi 9 SE. While the Mi 9 bears a price tag of 2999 CNY, the Mi 9 transparent edition will set back by the buyers by 3999 CNY. The Mi 9 SE will be a more affordable offering at 1999 CNY. Fun2Ind.com

Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Transparent Edition Launched: Price, Specifications and More Details

Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Transparent Edition Launched: Price, Specifications and More Details
Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Transparent Edition Launched: Price, Specifications and More Details
The Mi 9 transparent edition is the result of collaboration with the movie franchise from Disney, Alita: Battle Angel
The pre-sale for the Mi 9 is slated to begin at 6 PM in China where buyers will be able to book the phone at 100 CNY

Xiaomi Mi 9: Specifications and Features

The newly launched Xiaomi Mi 9 features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display which has been manufactured by Samsung. Like you would expect, the Mi 9 debuts with a notch over a 19:9 aspect ratio screen which makes the Mi 9 boast of a 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. The back panel of the new Mi 9 has an attractive holographic design finish which reflects different colours depending on the angle of light falling on it. Xiaomi claims that it has used nano-level laser engraving and dual-layer nano-coating to accomplish this. For protection, the Mi 9 puts the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 to use on both the front and back side.

When it comes to performance, the Mi 9 packs ample power as it sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which clocks a frequency of 2.4GHz. It is worth noting that this SoC by Qualcomm has been manufactured on the 7nm process and it is a 5G-ready chipset. The Mi 9 debuts in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants which pairs with 128GB of internal storage. mobask.com

When it is about camera and imaging, the Mi 9 packs a triple rear camera setup which is vertically stacked and consists of a 48MP primary sensor (Sony IMX586), a 16MP ultra wide-angle secondary sensor, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. On the front, the phone flaunts a 20MP shooter for selfies. Further, Xiaomi has gone an extra step ahead to put the sapphire glass lens on the camera to protect it from scratches. The camera on this phone also comes enabled with 960fps slow motion and includes motion tracking capabilities. The phone also features improved image stabilisation and a Super Night Scene mode which would be helpful in low light photography.

Possibly, the only thing disappointing that you might find about the new Mi 9 is the measly 3,300mAh battery. On the software front, the phone boots Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10. For security purposes, the phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Some additional features of the Mi 9 include the IR blaster and the support for a dark mode.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition: Specifications and Features

Xiaomi’s Mi 9 Transparent Edition is the result of collaboration with the movie franchise from Disney, Alita: Battle Angel. The difference between the standard variant of the Mi 9 and the transparent edition is that the latter comes with an improved camera 48MP primary rear camera sensor, along with a 7P lens and f/1.47 aperture. The highlight, of course, as you would expect is that the phone features transparent back thus giving a glance of the phone’s internals and notching up the aesthetics. Under the hood, the Mi 9 Transparent edition rocks 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE: Specifications and Features

The Mi 9 SE is the most affordable among the three. The phone sports a 5.97-inch OLED display which comes with a notch on top. This device also uses an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication. The Mi 9 SE packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB of internal storage and a power unit of 3070mAh. In terms of camera and imaging, the phone sports a triple rear camera setup which consists of 48MP+8MP+13MP sensors on the rear and a 20MP selfie shooter on the front.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Series: Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9 will be available for the buyers in three different colours of Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, and Piano Black, and it will bear a price tag of 2999 CNY and 3299 CNY for 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB variants respectively. The Mi 9 Transparent Edition will be a little higher priced, and it will debut in 12GB+256GB variant option with a price tag of 3999 CNY. The most affordable of all, the Mi 9 SE will come in 6GB+64GB, and 6GB+128GB variants and the shelf price of the phone will be 1999 CNY and 2299 CNY respectively. Alongside these phones, Xiaomi has also announced the launch of a wireless power bank which would pack 10,000 mAh and would retail for 149 CNY.

The pre-sale for the Mi 9 is slated to begin at 6 PM in China today, and interested buyers will have to pay 100 CNY to pre-book the device.

Samsung has refreshed its smartphone line-up starting with the M-series, and now the company is gearing up to come up with A-series (2019) devices. We have already learned that Samsung is working on three devices – the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. Some of these smartphones have already been spotted in leaks, benchmarks and renders too. Now, a fresh leak spills the beans over the expected specifications and features too. msnTarGet.com

Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50 full specifications leaked ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50 full specifications leaked ahead of launch
Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50 full specifications leaked ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy A10 leaked specifications and features

According to a leak on MySmartPrice, the Galaxy A10 will be an entry-level model in the A-series, and will come with a plastic body. It will feature a 6.2-inch Infinity V display and have HD+ resolution. Under the hood, an Exynos 7884B SoC clocked at 1.6GHz is expected, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Fun2Ind.com

Talking about cameras, a single 13-megapixel snapper at the back, and a 5-megapixel snapper on the front is likely to be in tow. The smartphone will lack a fingerprint scanner, but will come with face unlock feature. There will be two SIM card slots, and a dedicated micro SD card slot for further expansion. To keep things ticking, the smartphone will pack a 4,000mAh battery, but come with 5W charging over microUSB. soas.in

Samsung Galaxy A30 leaked specifications and features

Coming to Galaxy A30, the smartphone will come with 3D glossy back made from plastic material. There will be a 6.4-inch Infinity U super AMOLED display running at full HD+. It will be powered by an Exynos 7904 SoC paired with 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB storage. In the photography department, a dual camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide lens is expected. For selfies and video calling, a 16-megapixel front camera is likely to be in tow. mobask.com

To keep things ticking, a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging over Type C will be in place. The smartphone is also likely to come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The leak also hints at Samsung Pay Mini, Bixby, Dolby Atmos and AR sticker support.

Samsung Galaxy A50 leaked specifications and features

Lastly, the flagship model in the series will reportedly pack an in-display fingerprint scanner. It will share the same design and display as the Galaxy A30. Under the hood, a it will be powered by an Exynos 9610 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, or 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. msnTarGet.com

In the photography department, a triple camera setup of 25-megapixel primary sensor, a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor and a third 8-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide lens will be in tow. Up front, there will be a 25-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. Just like the other two A-series smartphones, the Galaxy A50 will also come with a 4,000mAh battery featuring 15W fast charging over Type C.

There is, however, one thing that the leak doesn’t clarify – the Android OS version that these phones will run on. Currently, the flagship smartphones are being updated to Android Pie OS, but the older devices are still stuck on Android Oreo. Even the recently launched Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 don’t come with Android Pie OS, which is something disappointing.

OnePlus has some plans for the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019. No, the company isn’t launching the OnePlus 7 or the OnePlus 7T. OnePlus is gearing up to showcase its first ever 5G phone at the MWC 2019 event. OnePlus has now invited the media to experience the company’s prototype 5G smartphone at Qualcomm’s booth at the event. The OnePlus 5G prototype phone will be running on a fully functional network. OnePlus hasn’t officially talked about the showcasing of the 5G phone, but the words noted in the media invite reveals hints at it. The invite notes “5G gaming” which clearly hints at the OnePlus 5G phone. Reports suggest that at the MWC event OnePlus will just showcase the 5G phone and will officially launch the device later in the year. It is fully possible the company may showcase a 5G variant of the OnePlus 6T like how other manufacturers are doing currently. msnTarGet.com

OnePlus May Showcase Its 5G Phone at Mobile World Congress 2019

OnePlus May Showcase Its 5G Phone at Mobile World Congress 2019
OnePlus May Showcase Its 5G Phone at Mobile World Congress 2019
  • The 5G Phone from OnePlus will not be the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus will likely launch three phones in 2019 including a 5G model

OnePlus 5G Phone Coming Later This Year

The words noted in the media invite hints that the OnePlus 5G phone may be targeted to the gamers out there or mostly the power users. To recollect, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced the coming of a 5G phone at Qualcomm Snapdragon summit where the chip maker launched the Snapdragon 855 SoC which is going to power most flagships this year including the most anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. Even the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7T are said to be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset but will be based on X24 modem. The OnePlus 5G phone will be based on Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Fun2Ind.com

The announcement of the 5G OnePlus phone showcasing was first revealed by folks at XDA Developers which noted, “OnePlus, at Qualcomm’s booth (Hall 3 Stand 3E10), invites all to connect and communicate with our community over a 5G network. Attendees will also be able to experience the capabilities of 5G gaming on a OnePlus 5G prototype.” MobAsk.com

OnePlus to Launch Three Phones in 2019

In 2019, OnePlus is expected to launch three phones, the OnePlus 7, the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 5G Phone. The company has previously confirmed that OnePlus will be among the first ones to launch a commercial 5G phone. Reports suggest that OnePlus may launch the OnePlus 5G in the first half of this year. As of now, there’s no report whether or not the OnePlus 5G phone – the company is yet to come up with a name for it – will come to India. For now, what we know is the OnePlus 5G phone will be launched in Europe in collaboration with telecom operator EE. SoAs.in

Meanwhile, along with OnePlus, several other smartphone makers like Huawei, Samsung, Vivo, LG, and ZTE are also working on a 5G smartphone to launch at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Xiaomi has a booth at the MWC 2019 where it’s expected to showcase a 5G model of the Mi Mix 3, while Vivo might display the 5G variant of its Nex Dual.

According to a recent IDC report, smartphone shipments grew in India by 10 percent. While smartphone shipments globally saw a decline, India continues to grow on the chart. Xiaomi leads the table with 29.9 market share in the country.

This week we have Redmi Note 7 and Vivo V15 Pro on top of the list.

Both the smartphones will launch in the country very soon. With MWC a few days away, soon some top smartphones will go official, including the next OnePlus flagship, Nokia 9 PureView and more. msnTarGet.com

Top 7 Trending Smartphones This Week: Vivo V15 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Oppo F11 Pro & More!

Top 7 Trending Smartphones This Week: Vivo V15 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Oppo F11 Pro & More!
Top 7 Trending Smartphones This Week: Vivo V15 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Oppo F11 Pro & More!
Let’s a take a look at the top trending smartphones this week.

Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi will launch its recently unveiled Redmi Note 7 in India soon. The company was expected to unveil the device in India in February, but according to the latest reports, the Redmi Note 7 launch has been delayed by a month. Apart from Redmi Note 7, the company may launch Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go in the country, probably in March. Fun2Ind.com

Vivo V15 Pro

All set to launch on February 20, Vivo will be bringing the V11 Pro successor to India. Vivo V15 Pro is going to take a lot of inspiration from Vivo NEX. The smartphone will have a full-screen display with no notch, a pop up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, rear triple camera setup and more. The pre-orders start on February 15, and Vivi V15 Pro will go official on February 20. soas.in

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung has confirmed the launch of its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series at the Unpacked event on February 20. The South Korean company also confirmed that there’s going to a special Galaxy S10 Plus edition with 12GB RAM and 1TB storage. The company will launch three smartphones at the event: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 Lite. mobask.com

Oppo F11 Pro

As per a recent leak, Oppo will also launch a full screen display smartphone in March in India. It’s the Oppo F11 Pro, and the smartphone may go official next month in the country. Oppo F11 Pro will come with a no notch full screen display, pop up selfie camera, in display fingerprint sensor and a 48MP rear sensor. The smartphone is expected to be priced around it’s upcoming co-branded Vivo V15 Pro.

OnePlus 7

OnePlus confirmed that it will hold an event at the upcoming MWC. While the rumours are already been topping the lists of upcoming OnePlus 7, many experts say its the OnePlus 5G smartphone. Whatever it be, the upcoming OnePlus flagship is expected to come with some of the latest technologies like a sliding camera module and the 30W Warp fast charging technology.

Huawei P30 Pro

With a few weeks away from launch, the Huawei P30 smartphones are in the news again. Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro is being tipped to come with at least three rear cameras and a water drop display. Though P30 Pro has been already leaked with a rear quad-camera setup with a case. Huawei P30 will have a 6-inch display, while the P30 Pro may have a larger display. Fun2Ind.com

Nokia 9 PureView

With couple of weeks left, the Nokia 9 PureView has been leaked in live images with five cameras and a 18:9 widescreen display. The Nokia 9 PureView will come with a no notch 5.99-inch Quad HD+ display. Nokia 9 PureView will go official on February 24 at the MWC 2019. At the same event, we may also get to see the first glimpses of Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 1 Plus.

Samsung had been playing a rather lackluster game in the budget smartphone segment in India which comprises of the smartphone market priced between 7k and 13k. And by this I mean it didn’t have smartphones in this segment that could compare to its competition in terms of the specs that were being offered. But it seems like Samsung has learnt from the past and is now ready to make amends in the segment. And this is rather clear in its introduction of the new Galaxy M series smartphones with much better specs than its predecessors. We have already reviewed the Galaxy M10 in detail and found it to be an impressive offering in its segment. Now, here’s my review of the Samsung Galaxy M20 which is the higher variant between the two M Series smartphones launched so far. msnTarGet.com

Samsung Galaxy M20 Review: Hits the sweet spot with its battery

Samsung Galaxy M20 Review: Hits the sweet spot with its battery
Samsung Galaxy M20 Review: Hits the sweet spot with its battery

Design of the Samsung Galaxy M20

Right off the bat, the first aspect that anyone notices about a device is how it looks, and the Samsung Galaxy M20 shares its physical traits with affordable sibling Galaxy M10 and some of the other smartphones in this segment. It comes with a waterdrop notch like Honor 10 Lite, which has been termed as ‘Infinity-V’ and is a first for Samsung. As a matter of fact, this is the first time that the South Korean company has incorporated the notch design into its smartphones. It seems like an attempt from Samsung to incorporate itself into the segment by picking up design cues from other smartphones and pick up designs that are trending. Fun2Ind.com

Unlike other smartphones that are there in this category which include the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Honor 10 Lite which have metal or glass back panels, Samsung went for a polycarbonate back panel which has rounded corners to meld into the display. The back panel has the dual-camera setup in a vertical arrangement on the top left corner with the flash below it and the fingerprint sensor on down the middle. The device has two microphone openings, one on the top panel and another on the bottom beside the single speaker grille, 3.5mm port and a USB-C port. The volume rocker and the power button are on the right hand panel while the left panel houses the hybrid-SIM slot which has separate slots for two SIM cards and a MicroSD card of up to 256GB. MobAsk.com

Moving on to the display of the Galaxy M20, it features a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080p) PLS TFT display which is Samsung’s own technology similar to TFT. The color reproduction of the display is bright and typical of Samsung’s saturated displays, which is impressive by all means. One of the more appreciable aspects of the display is that it is quite bright and you would not have any any problem with its outdoor visibility.

There were two things that surprised me, which was how light the smartphone is considering that it is packing a 5,000mAh battery and is not much heavier than the 3,300mAh packing Galaxy Note 8 which I use as my daily driver. The other thing that surprised me in terms of the design of the smartphone is how well Samsung has incorporated a proximity sensor as well as ambient sensor on the upper thin bezel, and it surprisingly works well too. Soas.in

The volume rocker and the power key seems much better than the previous Samsung phones in this segment and are much more solid now without anything feeling loose. This has been typical in the mid ranged and the costlier Samsung smartphone, and the inclusion in the budget segment is an improvement of sorts for the company. The inclusion of Type-C for charging and interface with other devices is also an improvement and the fact that this comes with fast-charging capabilities also earns a thumbs up.

Booting up to the software of the Galaxy M20, I observed that Samsung has stuck to its Experience UI despite having introduced the new OneUI which has been professed as a big improvement over the previous one. Galaxy M20 does not yet have Android 9 Pie and is still stuck at Android 8.1 Oreo after the January 2019 security patch. The UI itself is no different from what we have seen in the previous Samsung devices, and we hope Samsung brings OneUI to this segment of devices as well.

Performance of the Samsung Galaxy M20

There are a few firsts for Samsung with the new Galaxy M smartphones and the inclusion of a whole new Samsung Exynos chipset in the Galaxy M20 is on of them. The Exynos 7904 processor that has been used in the Galaxy M20 is a new processor that has recently been launched by the Samsung. It is an octa-core processor which has two ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 1.8GHz for high power tasks and six ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz for the regular tasks. The processor uses Mali-G71 GPU which is efficient enough to run games like PUBG Mobile without a hitch on high graphics. Soas.in

The Samsung Galaxy M20 variant which I reviewed had 4GB RAM which was capable of handling heavy apps and switching between them frequently seemed snappy and went about without a hitch. Even using apps in the split screen view didn’t seem to deter performance of the device. One of the concerns that I had was whether the background apps are killed after a while, and it seems that it usually takes a long while before the app is killed and only an iteration is there in the background apps. I noticed that the smartphone produced negligible heat when playing games like Asphalt and PUBG Mobile even at longer stretches which is definitely one of the bigger positives considering how important smartphone gaming has become. Fun2Ind.com

Moving on to the battery performance of the Samsung Galaxy M20, it has been impressive to say the least. I will mention outright that generally I am not too heavy a smartphone user and in my regular medium use of the smartphone, it easily lasted 1.5 days with a single full charge. This includes a couple of PUBG matches a day, a couple of product shots, 30-40 minutes of streaming high quality video, browsing social media for the rest of the day. But to test out the extended battery capability of the device, I extended the usage and the gaming hours to match heavy usage and the battery still lasted about a day on a single charge.

Now coming to the Galaxy M20’s camera capabilities, I have to admit that I had expected much better results considering that Samsung excels in optics. It is one of the primary talking points of its higher end smartphones, the company never ceases to surprise me with its below-par optics in the budget segment. The daylight shots seem perfectly fine which is expected, but the quality deteriorates as the light intensity decreases and so does capturing correct colors. The rear-camera combo of 13 megapixel primary sensor with a lens of f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor and 120 degree field of view lens. The front camera is not too better off and the software has a tendency to overexpose the background in bright light to adjust the skin tone, while in low light it has difficulty in maintaining accuracy. msnTarGet.com

The software integration of the Face Unlock is pretty accurate (slightly slow), but definitely better than the Galaxy M10. The fingerprint sensor is pretty snappy and seems at par with even costlier devices.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is a definite improvement over the previous Galaxy On series and Galaxy J series smartphones that we have seen. It shows that Samsung is willing to move towards making better phones for the budget segment, even though it has not reached there yet. The Galaxy M20 has impressive battery backup and the great display with performance which is quite up to the mark. But one of Samsung’s old faults of not incorporating better camera modules persists, considering the competing brands excel in the camera department especially.

In terms of the pricing, the variant I reviewed with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 12,990 which seems like fair pricing for the device even when comparing its positives and negatives to smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2.

OnePlus is set to refresh its smartphone series in the first half of 2019. The company has already confirmed plans to launch 5G phone this year. The next flagship phone, dubbed as OnePlus 7, is expected to come with a range of new features including a new screen design and camera module.

You can also expect OnePlus 7 to come with the faster Snapdragon 855 processor. Note that this chipset is going to power the majority of flagship and premium phones this year. Expected list of Snapdragon 855 processor-based phones include Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. msnTarGet.com

Here’s what to expect from the OnePlus 6T successor.

OnePlus 7: Top 5 features expected from the next OnePlus flagship phone

New screen, camera design

OnePlus embraced notch screens with OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones. The notch, however, changed from the boat-like notch to the popular and much smaller waterdrop notch. OnePlus 7 is rumoured to completely ditch the notch and use a slider front-camera design. According to a recent leaked image, OnePlus 7 is going to feature pop-up selfie camera just like Vivo Nex or Honor Magic 2-style sliding top panel. The pop-up camera module also means OnePlus 7 will bring highest screen-to-body ratio ever on an OnePlus phone. soas.in

HDR Streaming

OnePlus users have long demanded Netflix’s HDR support on their flagship phones. The upcoming flagship phone will finally bring the feature. OnePlus co-founder in a recent company forum post sought feedback from users about adding HDR support on the company’s phones via app stub on Google Play Store. Fun2Ind.com

Pointing out the benefits of HDR support, Carl wrote, “Pros 1: Offer HDR streaming, which can offer our users a higher quality streaming experience. Pros 2: Unleash the full potential of our future smartphone hardware.”

Another company executive added in the same thread, “Hi everyone, we take this question seriously, so in order to have clear data pointing to how our community stands on it, we replaced a new form emphasizing the “could NOT be uninstalled” message. The previous form has been closed and saved for reference.”

“Plus, HDR streaming requires support both from hardware side and content providers side. Here we are talking about whether our future smartphone should support HDR streaming in this popular app,” he wrote. MobAsk.com

Warp Charge 30

OnePlus introduced ultra fast charging technology, Warp Charge 30, with OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. OnePlus claims the tech delivers much faster charging than Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on parameters of screen off charging and charging while gaming. The Warp Charge 30 could become a standard feature on 2019 OnePlus smartphones.

Camera sensors

As pointed out by Forbes, OnePlus has traditionally used Sony’s camera sensors on its flagship phones. With OnePlus 7, the company may use Sony’s IMX586 sensor which will pave way for up to 48-megapixel resolution. It’s worth pointing out that Huawei has already launched 48-megapixel camera phone, Honor View 20, with the same sensor. Xiaomi is also expected to use the sensor for an upgraded Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Apart from an advanced camera sensor, OnePlus may borrow Oppo’s 10X optical zoom camera for its new flagship phone. Oppo is expected to unveil the tech with a reference phone at the Mobile World Congress 2019.

5G

OnePlus has already confirmed its 2019 phone will support 5G network. OnePlus 7 with 5G is set to launch in Europe this year. The 5G variant, however, will be more expensive than the normal one.

There are some great mid-range smartphones available under 15,000 rupees in India currently. With top features and specs, these smartphones can easily fight against some of the higher priced flagships.

A highly competitive price category, there are some top phones you can buy under Rs 15,000.

A category primarily led by Xiaomi a year back, is now flooded with phones from Asus, Realme, Honor and Nokia. We have handpicked the best phones you can buy under Rs 15,000 in February. MobAsk.com

Top Phones Under Rs 15,000 | Best Phones Under Rs 15,000

The smartphones in the list has been ordered on the basis of performance, camera, hardware, software and battery.
Top 7 Smartphones You Can Buy Under Rs 15,000 This February (Asus, Honor, Realme, Nokia, Redmi)
Top 7 Smartphones You Can Buy Under Rs 15,000 This February (Asus, Honor, Realme, Nokia, Redmi)

Honor 8X

Starting the list with a really good looking device, Honor 8X packs in a huge 6.5-inch Full HD+ notched display powered by Huawei’s latest mid-range Kirin 710. Honor 8X can easily run high-end games and heavy apps backed by a 3,750 mAh battery. At the back, there’s dual camera setup comprising of a 20MP primary sensor coupled with a 2MP AI-powered sensor. msnTarGet.com

Under 15,000 rupees, you will get the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB internal running on EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1 on top.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

The newly launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is our next choice in the top smartphones under 15,000 list. Backed by Snapdragon 660, the new design is radically is refreshing with a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display. Retaining its huge 5,000 mAh battery, the Max Pro M1 successor again runs on  stock Android UI with an Android Pie update soon. There’s a dual 12 MP + 5 MP setup at the back. soas.in

Two variants of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 are available under 15,000 rupees with 32GB and 64GB storage respectively.

Realme 2 Pro

The new under 15,000 rupees king is Realme 2 Pro in India. Backed by a mix of some great specifications and features, Realme 2 Pro is hard to beat. Starting with a powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC, Realme 2 Pro has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a small dewdrop notch. At the back it has a 16 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera setup, able to capture some spectacular images in low light. Fun2Ind.com

The whole package is backed by a 3,500mAh battery running on Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS 5.2 skin on top. You can buy the 4GB/64GB Realme 2 Pro variant at under 15,000 bucks.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

The smartphone is the most stunning smartphone in the list. Sandwiched in between two Gorilla Glass 3 glasses, Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch notched Full HD+ display. The smartphone dons a Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. At the back, Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a dual 16 MP + 5 MP camera setup with a 16 MP front shooter. soas.in

Its an Android One device offering stock Android UI experience with guaranteed version upgrades. The smartphone already runs on Android 9.0 Pie update, available at Rs 14,999 now.

Honor 10 Lite

We have got another Honor phone in the list who recently made its way to India, the Honor 10 Lite. Successor to the much successful Honor 9 Lite, the new phone is an upgrade over the Honor 10 flagship. Up front, the new Honor smartphone sports a 6.21-inch Full HD+ display  with a dewdrop notch, being powered by the midrange HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset. The Honor 10 Lite base variant with 4GB RAM is available under Rs 15,000 at Rs 13,999 with 64GB storage.

The Honor 10 Lite features a rear dual camera comprising of a 13-megapixel (f/1.8) primary sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor and a 24-megapixel (f/2.0) AI-powered selfie camera.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Up next on the list we have another Android One device. This smartphone recently received a permanent price cut, and Mi A2 is now available at just Rs 13,999 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Backed by Snapdragon 660, Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 3,000mAh battery, 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 widescreen display, dual cameras and more. msntarget.com

Running on Android One, the smartphone offers a Pixel like experience. You will receive guaranteed two version upgrades and regular security updates.

Redmi Note 6 Pro

Wrapping up our top smartphones under 15,000 list, we have the Redmi Note 6 Pro at last. The smartphone failed to catch with the current market, and isn’t a major upgrade over Redmi Note 5 Pro. Though the smartphone is still good powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4,000 mAh battery running on Android Oreo 8.1 with an MIUI 10 skin on top. Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display with the same old design.

At the back, Redmi Note 6 Pro sports dual 12 MP + 5 MP rear cameras with a wider f/1.9 aperture. Up front it also features dual cameras comprising of a 20 MP + 2 MP setup.

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