Google Pixel 4 alleged images leak
- Google Pixel 4 alleged images leak
- Even though the Google Pixel 4 will only go official in October this year, alleged images of the phone have leaked online which show the phone’s Galaxy S10+ like design.
- These images, which have been leaked by GSMArena, show that the Pixel 4 will have a pill-shaped hole punch on its upper right corner for its dual selfie cameras.
- Also gone are the big bezels and the controversial notch of the Pixel 3 XL. The new phones will adopt the ongoing bezel-less design language with no notch and thin bezels.
- It must be noted that the phone leaked here is placed inside a thick case to disguise its design, and therefore, the borders surrounding the screen look chunky. In reality, expect them to be much thinner.
- Other rumoured specs of the Google Pixel 4 series include a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 2/ 3 rear cameras, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
- The Galaxy M40 is the latest and the most premium member of the Galaxy M-series. It is priced at Rs 19,990 will be sold via Amazon India and Samsung Online Shop from June 18.
- The Samsung M40 brings S10-like hole-punch display to the mid-range phone segment. It’s 6.3-inch Infinity-O LCD display is of FHD+ resolution with a hole in its upper left corner which houses the 16MP selfie camera.
- Powering the Samsung M40 is a Snapdragon 675 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The battery capacity here is 3,500mAh with 15W fast charging over USB-C.
- There are 3 rear cameras on this phone – a 32MP f/1.7 primary sensor with AI scene optimiser, an 8MP ultra-wide angle shooter with 123-degree field of view and a 5MP depth sensor.
- The Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with Screen Sound technology which uses the display panel to generate audio vibrations, so a conventional earpiece is absent here. But weirdly enough for a mid-ranger, the M40 has no headphone jack!
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- The Mi Band 4 is the newest offering from Xiaomi’s extremely popular Mi Band smart wearable series.
- The Mi Band 4 now comes with a coloured 0.95-inch AMOLED screen which is around 40 per cent bigger than the Mi Band 3’s monochrome unit. The screen also has a 2.5D scratch-resistant tempered glass covering.
- The band has water-resistance of up to 5ATM (50 meters). It now features a new 6-axis high-precision sensor which helps it recognise various swimming strokes. Then, as always, it can track 6 sport modes including indoor running, outdoor running, exercise, swimming, cycling, and walking.
- The China-spec version of the Mi Band 4 comes with Xiao AI voice assistant to control Xiaomi’s IoT ecosystem products. There is also NFC onboard to make payments via AliPay and WeChat Pay, however, we don’t know if these functionalities will make it on the India-spec version or not.
- Claimed to deliver over 20 days of battery life on one charge, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is priced between 169-349 yuan (Rs 1,695-3,500) in China. India pricing will be revealed at the local launch, which should not be very far away.
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- The new Mercedes-Benz GLB is the German brand’s latest small SUV which is set to take on the Audi Q3, Volvo XC40 and BMW X1.
- Previewed as the Concept GLB not too long ago, the production-spec GLB retains the squarish aesthetics of the former which give it a rather butch appearance. It sits atop Merc’s front-wheel-drive MFA II platform.
- Measuring 4,634 mm in length, the GLB is actually 21 mm longer than the more premium GLC which means that it can accommodate a third row of seats making it a 7-seater.
- Globally, the car will come powered by two 4-cylinder petrol and one 4-cylinder diesel engine options with varying states of tune. A 7-speed or an 8-speed gearbox will come standard depending on the engine chosen. Merc’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive will also be offered on certain powertrain options.
- Given the rising popularity of SUVs, we’re positive that the Mercedes-Benz GLB will make its way to India quite soon. Expect it to be priced around Rs 40 lakh ex-showroom.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched its latest Honor 20 series of smartphones in India. All 3 of these phones will be sold through Flipkart and Honor India’s official website starting from June 18.
Honor 20 Pro
- The Honor 20 Pro is a flagship killer which brings solid specs at a relatively low price of Rs 39,999.
- The phone has 4 rear cameras, with the primary sensor being a 48MP unit with world’s first aperture of f/1.4 on a smartphone camera. It comes with optical and electronic stabilisation.
- Accompanying the main camera are three more sensors – an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical, a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor 117-degree field of view, and finally, a dedicated 2MP macro camera – again a first on any smartphone.
- The Honor 20 Pro comes with a 6.26-inch LCD display which gets a hole punch design layout for its 32MP front camera. The fingerprint scanner on this phone is a side-mounted capacitive sensor.
- The 20 Pro comes powered by the Kirin 980 SoC with graphene-aided cooling, 8GB RAM, 256GB ROM and a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging.
- The Honor 20 is priced at Rs 32,999 for its sole 6GB/ 128GB version. It’s also powered by the same flagship Kirin 980 chip.
- When compared to the Pro model, key differences on the Honor 20 include trading the rear telephoto lens for a depth sensor, a dimmer f/1.8 aperture for the 48MP main camera, lack of graphene-aided cooling, and a smaller 3,750mAh battery.
- All other aspects of this phone remain identical to the Honor 20 Pro.
- The Honor 20i is priced at Rs 14,999 in India, and as the price suggests, it’s more of a mid-range offering.
- Powering it is a Kirin 710 chip with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with a 3,400mAh battery with no support for fast charging.
- The Honor 20i boasts of triple rear cameras which is quite impressive for its price. So, there’s a 24MP f/1.8 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
- Up front, the 20i comes with a 6.21-inch LCD screen with a small droplet-style notch which houses its 32MP selfie shooter.
- Xiaomi India is doing everything to ensure that the Poco F1 remains the best value for money smartphone in the country. Now, the popular phone is getting a temporary price cut of Rs 2,000.
- Until July 9, 2019, buyers will be able to purchase the base 6GB/ 64GB Poco F1 at Rs 17,999. The 6GB/ 128GB version retails for Rs 20,999, while the top-end 8GB/ 256GB variant for Rs 27,999.
- The means that the base Poco F1 now costs only Rs 1,000 more than the top-end Redmi Note 7 Pro. So, users who prioritise performance now have the option to opt for the former without stretching their budget by much.
- The F1 is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which may be last year’s flagship chip, but is still very powerful by today’s standards. In fact, this phone is the most affordable one to feature this chip.
- Xiaomi is also planning to launch the Redmi K20 & K20 Pro in India next month. Just like the Poco, the Redmi K20 Pro is expected to offer flagship specs at pocket-friendly prices.
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- HMD Global has launched the Nokia 2.2 in India, which is priced between Rs 6,999-7,999. Despite its low price tag, it runs on Android One (with promised Android Q update), and not the lesser Android Go.
- The phone comes with a 5.7-inch IPS panel of HD+ resolution. There’s a waterdrop notch on the phone that houses its 5MP front camera.
- The main camera is a 13MP f/2.2 sensor with an LED flash. Since it’s an affordable phone, there’s no secondary rear camera.
- The Nokia 2.2 is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 SoC which comes mated to either 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
- The battery capacity of the Nokia 2.2 is 3,000mAh. The phone has no fingerprint reader, but there’s a dedicated Google Assistant button if it matters at all.
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- Xiaomi’s official website, Mi.com, is adding the option of Express Delivery which guarantees next-day delivery in over 150 cities in India.
- The Express Delivery costs Rs 49 and the orders need to be placed by 3 pm to be eligible for guaranteed next-day delivery.
- This makes Mi.com one of the few company-operated websites which offer a fast delivery option. Generally, only major e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon have this option.
- Mi.com sells everything that Xiaomi has officially launched in India which includes smartphones, speakers, TVs, phone accessories, earphones, smart bands, backpacks, power banks, shoes, and other smart home products.
- In related news, Xiaomi recently also launched the World Cup edition of its Mi Power Bank 2i at Rs 999 in India to celebrate the ongoing cricket season.
- The Toyota Glanza, which is essentially a badge-engineered Maruti Suzuki Baleno, has been launched in India between Rs 7.22-8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- The only way to differentiate the Glanza from its donor car is its slightly different front grille and Toyota badges on the exterior and interior.
- Powering the Glanza are two BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre petrol engines – the ‘K12B’ unit making 82 bhp/ 113 Nm, and the new ‘K12C DualJet’ unit engine with mild-hybrid that generates 89 bhp and 113 Nm. Just in case you are wondering, yes, these engines are directly lifted from the Baleno as well.
- Coming to transmission options, a 5-speed manual will come standard with both engines, while a CVT unit will be paired only with the K12B engine. Official ARAI fuel economy figures are 21.01 km/l for K12B petrol manual, 19.56 km/l for K12B CVT auto, and 23.87 km/l for K12C DualJet.
- The Toyota Glanza comes with a best-in-class standard warranty of 3 years/1,00,000 km. In comparison, the Baleno only offers 2-years /40,000km warranty.
- Features like automatic climate control, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), push-button start, LED DRLs, reverse camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, etc. are offered on the Glanza as well.
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- The new BMW M8, which shares its powertrain with the M5 and has its chassis honed at the Nurburgring, has been revealed in both Coupe and Convertible body styles.
- Powering the car is a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 which generates 592 bhp of power and 750 Nm in its base form. The Competition version amps up the power output to 616 bhp, while the torque output remains the same.
- The M8’s body rigidity has been enhanced and its chassis has been tweaked resulting in better weight distribution and centre of gravity. All this has been done during the 24-month M8 race program at the Nurburgring. It also gets an M-spec tune for its electric power steering system.
- Like the M5, M8 also has an all-wheel-drive system which lets the driver choose between standard 4WD, 4WD Sport or good old rear-wheel-drive settings. BMW claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 3.2 seconds for the M8 Competition Coupe and 3.3 seconds for the Competition Convertible.
- Aesthetically, the BMW M8 is differentiable for the standard 8 Series through its bespoke bumpers, abundant M badging, 20-inch M-Sport wheels, M-Sport mirror housings, rear spoiler, and quad exhaust pipes.
- The BMW M8 will enter production in July this year and will go on sale globally soon afterwards. Its India launch details remain uncertain at this point.
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