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OnePlus 6 Gets Stable Android 9.0 Pie update in just 45 days!

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OnePlus 6 Gets Stable Android 9.0 Pie update in just 45 days!
OnePlus 6 Gets Stable Android 9.0 Pie update in just 45 days!

OnePlus continues to impress every smartphone lover and user with its consistent services, not only by its smartphones but also by providing regular and quicker software updates too! And now the current model, OnePlus 6 has become the first phone to get the latest Android Pie stable update, in just 45 days, after Google released the official Android 9 Pie!

OnePlus 6 Gets Stable Android 9.0 Pie update

Actually, in the case of Android phones, it has been observed that the newest software update is delayed and the phones companies provide the update very-very late. It happened last year with Android 8 Oreo, when many phones continued to come with only Android 7 Nougat, even months after the official Oreo version released.

When it comes to software updates, Apple devices are generally way ahead than their Android counterparts. Taking the recent example of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, those phones received the iOS 12 update on the launch day itself!

Well, coming onto the OnePlus again, then this brand is just getting better and better at offering faster and better services to its customers.

The earlier model, OnePlus 5T did take around 5 long months to upgrade from Nougat 7.1 to Oreo 8.0, but now the company has improved on that, and it knows that keeping its devices updated with the latest software is as important as the new phones themselves.

The beta programs also helped to make the Android Pie more popular this time as companies like Nokia, Essential, Vivo, Sony, Oppo, Xiaomi along with OnePlus itself released the Android P beta programs for their devices. Also, Essential was also the first company to update its new phones with final Android 9 stable version on the launch day itself.

Still, many other smartphone manufacturing companies, that provide Android OS on them, must work on this aspect. Software security and version updates are a vital part for any phone these days, and thus, it can’t be ignored.

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Lenovo S5 Pro launched in China

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Lenovo S5 Pro launched in China

Lenovo has become active this month, especially in the current week. After launching new budget phones in India earlier this week, it launched another mid-range device, but this time in China, on Thursday. The company unveiled its S5 Pro smartphone, a mid-range camera-specific device aimed at consumers wanting better camera pictures along with other great features.

Design, Specs, and Camera

The S5 Pro has a metal unibody design. It has a 6.18inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display (with a resolution of 1080x2246p), having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9.

The performance is taken care of by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 636 processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone has a dual hybrid SIM slot to expand the capacity. There will be another variant too, with 6GB RAM/128GB option, which will be unveiled later. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box skinned in Lenovo’s own ZUI 5.0, which provides split-multitasking and dual accounts for specific apps. You can have 4 different accounts for a single app!

The phone has a decent 3,500mAh battery and also has a Type-C port.

Coming onto the camera department, then the S5 Pro houses a dual-rear camera setup of 12MP (f/1.8 aperture) plus a 20MP telephoto lens (f/2.6 aperture), for 2x zooming. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos @30fps.

On the front, there is a large 20MP (Sony sensor) selfie camera, inside the notch-yes there is notch too. The front camera can also take portraits, while the video shooting capability is up to 1080p. There is also a 3D face scanner which not has an AI face unlock feature but also helps in making the selfies even more better in terms of quality, according to the company.

Price

In China the S5 Pro will be shipped from October 21st 2018. It costs around CNY 1,300 for the 6GB/64GB model (around $190) which translates to about Rs.13,947.

The higher storage version of 128GB internal capacity is not available at this time. It will be arriving later. There was also no news on whether there will be an India variant of the S5 Pro or not.

Lenovo S5 Pro – Price, Full Specifications & Features

Launch DateNovember 28, 2018 (Expected)
BrandLenovo
ModelS5 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI
ZUI
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size
SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
yes
Height154.5 mm
Width75.4 mm
Thickness7.7 mm

Very Good 
Weight170 grams

Below Average 
ColoursIce Blue, Pure Gold, Crystal Black
Screen Size
6.2 inches (15.75 cm)
Screen Resolution
1080 x 2246 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.7:9
Bezel-less displayyes
Pixel Density
402 ppi

Best in Class 
Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screenyes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)
83.05 %
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor
Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 509
RAM
6 GB
Internal Memory
64 GB

Expandable Memory
yes Up to 256 GB
Resolution12 MP + 20 MP Dual Primary Cameras

Very Good 
SensorCMOS image sensor
Autofocusyes
Physical ApertureF1.8
Flashyes LED Flash
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps
Resolution20 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
Physical ApertureF2.2
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Capacity
3500 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User Replaceable
no No
Quick Charging
yes Fast
SIM Size
SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) 
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) 
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fiyes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v5.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C
yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

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Asus Launches New Phones in India: Zenfone Max 1 and Zenfone Lite L1

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Asus Launches New Phones in India: Zenfone Max 1 and Zenfone Lite L1

Asus launched two new phones in India, on Wednesday, namely the Zenfone Max 1 and Zenfone Lite L1. The phones are targeted towards the budget customers. The phones will also compete with Xiaomi’s cheaper phones, especially the Redmi 6A and Redmi 6, in budget categories, mainly under the Rs.10,000 range.

Zenfone Max 1 Specs

The phone comes with a 5.45inch HD+ display (having a resolution of 1440x720p), protected with a 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card). For better duration of usage it also has a large 4,000mAh battery.

When it comes to camera, the Max 1 has a 13MP lens on the rear (f/2.0), with PDAF, while on the front, there is a 8MP lens (f/2.0).

For security, the phone also has a fingerprint sensor that works fine. It runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box (layered in Asus ZenUI 5).

Zenfone Lite L1

This one also has a 5.45inch HD+ display and it’s also powered by the same chipset like the Zenfone Max 1, which is Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. The battery on this one is of 3,000mAh, which is decent considering the price range.

For taking good photos and selfies, there is a rear camera of 13MP (f/2.0) with PDAF and a front camera of 5MP with flash. Although it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, but, it does have the face unlock feature which works decently, if not very quickly.

Zenfone Lite L1 runs on Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box (also layered in Asus ZenUI 5).

Price

Both the phones will be exclusively available on the online portal Flipkart and will go on sale during the upcoming Flipkart Festive Dhamaka Sale.

As per the launch deal, the Zenfone Max 1 will be available for Rs.7,499 while the Zenfone Lite L1 will be priced for Rs.5,999.

After the launch deal expires, both the phones will be priced for Rs.8,999 (for Zenfone Max 1) and Rs.6,999 (for Zenfone Lite L1), respectively.

Well, good news is for the Reliance Jio users, who will get an additional Rs.2,200 cashback plus 50GB data, on the purchase of any of the two phones.

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ASUS ROG PHONE : Ultimate Gaming Phone For Hardcore Gamers

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ASUS ROG PHONE : Ultimate Gaming Phone For Hardcore Gamers?

Asus has built for itself a great market in the smartphones sector. May it be the mid-range phones or higher ones, the quality and quantity is enough to make one happy. Previously, the phones that Asus brought were not si compatible and didn’t give the performance as expected from the price they cost.

But in recent times, Asus has improved a lot to say. Be it the processor, or the memory or the camera and display, the improvements that Asus has made are notable ones. And the performance has also managed to impress users.

When it comes to Android smartphones, Asus is now a prominent competitor of Xiaomi, Samsung, Moto etc. But, recently Asus has also entered the gaming market.

It has introduced the Asus ROG Phone which is solely about gaming besides the basic smartphone uses. T phone has great specifications and is an awesome choice when it comes to gaming. If you don’t know what ROG phone is, ROG stands for Republic Of Gamers, and this will be first smartphone of Asus targeted only for games. Asus has built this as a completion against Razer Phone.

In this article, I am going to discuss about the specifications of the ROG phone and we will see if it really is the ultimate gaming smartphone as claimed by the company or not.
Let’s start.

SPECIFICATIONS :

So, basically this is the first smartphone of Asus made solely for gamers; Asus phones are built for gaming too but this one is a proper gaming console phone.
Let’s get to the specifications –

Its device name is ZS600KL.

CPU – The processor of ROG has been made to beat Razer, and I think it has been successful as well. The processor is basically Kyro 285, but there are four 2.96 GHz Kyro 385 Gold ones and four more 1.85 GHz Kyro 385 Silver ones. It us an Octacore processor keeping in mind the ultimate experience of gaming.

According to a prominent comparison site, Asus has been able to best Razer phone and various others, both of its own and also other brands. The study says that the CPU frequency of other Asus has been revolving around 2200 MHz to 2500 MHz, with the previous best being 2800 MHz of the Zenfone 5Z, but the ROG gives 2960 MHz of CPU frequency. Composing with other brands, others like Vivo NEX S, Razer Phone 2, Xiaomi Pocophone, Sony Xperia XZ2 etc.

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Display – The ROG phone has an amazing display features. The screen is of a 6-inch size having aspect ratio 18:9. It is an FHD+ (Full HD +) display and an AMOLED panel with 2150×1080 pixels. It supports High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR)and has 90 Hz refresh rate. Just one thing you don’t get is a notch display. By the way, is that needed after you get so much?

Speakers – It has a dual front-facing speaker to give you a realistic gaming experience. Also, a 3.5 mm headphone jack is present.

Camera – ROG gives you dual rear camera setup and a single front facing a camera. The dual cameras are – one is a 12 Mega Pixels camera with aperture (f/1.8, 1.4um) and another 8 Mega Pixels camera with an aperture (f/2.0,1.12um). It supports PDAF and has Gyro Executive Information System (EIS).
The front camera is of 8 Mega Pixels with an aperture (f/2.0, 1.12um). Overall in this price, it’s a good camera set up.
Battery, Storage, and Security – It’s a gaming phone, do we need a good battery backup. Hence, ROG gives you a 4000 mAh battery. And want to know about charging? Don’t worry. You get fast charging support, a ROG has Quick Charge 4.0 and Hypercharge. So no need of sitting for a long time to charge your phone. And yes, the charging port is USB type – C.

Coming to storage, you are having a gaming phone, right? So you get a humongous 8 GB of RAM and the internal storage depends on you; you get two variants, 128 GB or 512 GB. Yes, one con is that you can’t use an external memory card. But the question is, you get 128 or 512 GB of storage, do you still need a memory card?
As security, you get the basic pattern, pin, and password system along with a stylish Fingerprint scanner on the rear side.

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Other Contents in the box – When you’re coming to the box part, let me inform you that you’re getting a really stylish boxing system, entirely different from other phones. The box looks really amazing.

Now let’s come to other bid contents you’ll get. If you’re a PC gamer switching to mobile gaming, then ROG is perfect for you. You’ll get two different accessories. First is an actual gamepad made by Gamevice that clips on both the sides of the phone. The gamepad has the basic physical buttons and analog sticks. The gamepad also works with a WI Gig dock to wirelessly stream gameplay to a connected TV.

Second is a clamshell accessory that turns the ROG Phone into a dual screen phone. Dual screen gaming phone! Awesome, right? But the most amazing fact is that the second screen is itself a 6-inch screen and has its own battery capacity of 6000 mAh. It also brings for you four front-facing speakers, shoulder buttons, and more cooling. Aye claims these would prove necessary for extended gaming sessions. Oh, did I forget to tell you about cooling? ROG phone has vapor cooling and an externally attachable fan accessory. So thinking about extra gaming? Don’t think, just go for it because your phone won’t heat up.

Full Specifications –

Release dateJune 2018
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.80 x 76.20 x 8.60
Weight (g)200.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast chargingQuick Charge 4+
ColoursBlack
Screen size (inches)6.00
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2160 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio18:9
Processor2.96GHz octa-core (4×2.96GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM8GB
Internal storage512GB
Expandable storageNo
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 8-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1
SkinROG Gaming UI
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

So this was all about Asus Republic Of Gamers Phone. It’s expected launch date in India is estimated to be between 18th to 22nd October this year and expected price is around ₹ 59K to ₹ 60K. It is expected to be available on Amazon India.

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