Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Price, Specifications, Design Spotted Online Ahead of July 24 Launch

Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Price, Specifications, Design Spotted Online Ahead of July 24 Launch

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mi A2 Lite might be a rebranded version of Redmi 6 Pro
  • Both were spotted on a Polish online retailer’s website
  • Launch is expected in Spain in July 24

Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to make an appearance at the company’s global event in Madrid, Spain on July 24. A recent development reveals that the Mi A2 Lite will also accompany the regular Mi A2 on its trip to the European country. Both upcoming mid-range Xiaomi smartphones have been spotted on a Polish retail website. The listings reveal certain specifications and design rengers of both the handsets. Let’s have a look at what we can expect at the July 24 launch event.

In a couple of listings on Polish online retailer X-Com’s portal, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite have been listed. While the images from these listings seem to have been taken down, Slashleaks has obtained the renders. The most interesting part of this leak is the design of the supposed Mi A2 Lite resembles that of the Redmi 6 Pro. Both smartphones appear to have the same-sized display notch, a 5.84-inch 19:9 display, and similar antenna placing on the back panel. Other specifications such as a 4,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 64GB inbuilt storage also match.

The Slashleaks post suggests that the Mi A2 Lite will sport a vertically stacked 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera combo on the back, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The back panel, in the render, has Android One branding. It thus appears that the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite might just be a rebranded Android One variant of the Redmi 6 Pro.

As for the listings procured from Poland, both the 32GB variant of the Mi A2 and the 64GB variant of the Mi A2 Lite have been given the same price tag of PLN 999 which roughly translates to about Rs. 18,400.

Talking about the Mi A2, several details have been leaked in the past few weeks, including the claims that it might be an Android One-based rebranded version of the Mi 6X. It is expected to sport a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and no display notch. It will most likely be fuelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB of internal storage.

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Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display5.99-inch
Processor2.2GHz octa-core
Front Camera20-megapixel
Resolution1080x2160 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Storage64GB
Rear Camera20-megapixel
Battery Capacity3010mAh
Also See
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.15,999
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.13,999
  • Refurbished – Xiaomi Mi A1 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    COD not available
    Rs.12,699
Mi A2 Lite

Mi A2 Lite

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display5.84-inch
Processor2GHz octa-core
Front Camera5-megapixel
Resolution1080x2160 pixels
RAM2GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Storage16GB
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity3900mAh
Also See
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.15,999
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.13,999
  • Refurbished – Xiaomi Mi A1 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    COD not available
    Rs.12,699

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OnePlus 6 Camera Pitted Against iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 Ahead of Launch

OnePlus 6 Camera Pitted Against iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 Ahead of Launch

HIGHLIGHTS

  • OnePlus 6 pitted against premium smartphones
  • OnePlus is challenging users to match images with respective handsets
  • Winners stand a chance to get a free OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 is just days away from launch and the company has already revealed several features and specifications of its upcoming flagship. However, not much has been known about the OnePlus 6 camera and its features, apart from the fact that there will be a dual camera setup. The latest teaser put out by OnePlus hints at a camera that will be able to compete with the best smartphone camera offerings right now. OnePlus seems to be fairly confident about the capabilities of the OnePlus 6 camera, as it has pitted it against the likes of Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Google Pixel 2.

The company posted some images via its Twitter handle, alongside the caption “The OnePlus 6 Dual Camera takes on the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Google Pixel 2. Can you match the shot to the phone?” The new teaser is a part of OnePlus 6 Blind Test, which the company has put up on its site. It challenges users to match pictures captured to their respective smartphones. The options, of course, are the premium smartphones that have been mentioned. Notably, these smartphones have cameras that have been regarded by many people as some of the best in the market. With this move, OnePlus is clearly taking the competition head-on.

In the OnePlus 6 blind test, the company has posted four sets of images. There is one set that shows photos of architecture and another one is a set of low light images. The other two sets have portrait images in good light and low light. It is up to the fans to match the photos with the smartphones by replying to the tweet.

OnePlus wants users to take the blind test as well as refer friends to it. While the top three scorers on the leaderboard have been promised a free OnePlus 6, the company will also give out other gifts.

When it comes to optics, previous rumours have suggested that the OnePlus 6 will come with a vertical dual camera setup at the back and might bear a 20-megapixel primary and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera of the OnePlus 6 is rumoured to get a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. To recall, the OnePlus 6 launch is expected in London on May 16, followed by events in Mumbai and Beijing on May 17.

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OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

Rs.36,999
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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display6.28-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front Camera16-megapixel
Resolution1080x2280 pixels
RAM8GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Storage128GB
Rear Camera23-megapixel
Battery Capacity3500mAh
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  • OnePlus 6 (64GB, 6GB RAM) – Coming Soon
    Rs.36,999

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Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key specifications and features of Oppo F7 have been revealed
  • The smartphone will sport a 6.2-inch full HD+ Super Full Screen
  • It will also include features such as AI Beauty and AR stickers

Just a couple of days after announcing its launch date, Oppo on Friday revealed the key specifications and features of the Oppo F7 that is set to debut in India on March 26. The new smartphone will be the successor to the Oppo F5 that was launched last year and will sport an iPhone X-like notch. It will also bring a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) backed features to take on the competition. The formal launch invite of the smartphone previously hinted that it will be announced in the presence of three Indian cricketers, namely Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Ravichandran Ashwin, to attract cricket lovers in the country.

As per the new information provided by Oppo through a press note, the Oppo F7 will come with a 6.2-inch full-HD (1080×2280 pixels) Super Full Screen panel that sports an 89.09 percent of screen-to-body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset, instead of using any physical buttons or touch controls, will support gestures to let users easily navigate between apps. This appears to be an addition highly inspired by the gesture controls on the iPhone X. Additionally, Oppo has specified that it will offer features such as an App-in-App view as well as the ability to record and share videos of gameplay on the device.

For capturing selfies, the Oppo F7 will come with a 25-megapixel camera sensor on the front. The front-facing camera sensor will also support features such as AI selfie, AI Beauty, and Real-time HDR. Further, the handset is touted to offer preloaded Cover Shot and AR (Augmented Reality) stickers. The latter between the two new features is likely to be similar to the AR stickers that were debuted on Google Pixel phones last year.

We need to wait for the official launch to obtain the price and availability details of the Oppo F7. Meanwhile, you can expect some more details in the coming days.

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Spotify to launch music streaming service in India to stay ahead of Apple

Spotify to launch music streaming service in India to stay ahead of Apple

The world’s largest music streaming service, Spotify, is looking to bring its service to India, one of the fastest-growing internet markets in the world, as it looks to boost growth and stay ahead of rival Apple.Announcing Spotify’s plans to list on public markets on April 3, CEO Daniel Ek said the Stockholm-based company was planning an entry into some of the largest markets in the world. Spotify is taking a rather unusual path to go public and will directly sell shares to the public.”We are working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the world, including India, Russia, and Africa, which have a very rich musical culture,” Ek said during his presentation. He said that post IPO, the company would continue to focus on growth rather than turning on the profit machine.While no further details were divulged on when Spotify could launch its service here or its pricing in the country, the company did disclose in its IPO filing last week that it has leased office space in Mumbai. The company has also made ex-Googler Akshat Harbola as its Head of Market Operations in India.Plans to enter India and other fast-growing markets comes as industry analysts say Apple’s rate of signing up new paid subscribers is far outstripping that of Spotify’s. In the US, the largest music streaming market in the world, Apple Music could beat Spotify in the next few quarters to become the leading player there.Despite its service not being available in India, there already are several thousand users in the country who use Spotify via VPNs. Spotify said that the awareness of its brand among users in India is already high, alluding to the fact that the company would be able to achieve organic growth in India.However, India’s market for music streaming is witnessing a marked shift now.

While Times Group-owned Gaana, which recently received $115 million in funding led by Tencent, currently leads the India market in terms of a sheer number of users, competition in the space is becoming cutthroat.In India, Apple charges the lowest subscription fee for its Apple Music service anywhere in the world. While a person in the US pays $9.99 every month to access Apple Music, in India the monthly charge is just Rs 120 or under $2. However, the company has failed to make a big dent in India largely due to its lack of regional content.Amazon, the latest entrant into India’s music streaming space is offering customers access to its Prime Music as part of its Rs 999 yearly Prime loyalty programme. The company has already scored millions of users via its video streaming service and free expedited delivery service, but has also tied up with several large regional music producers to bring their content on its platform.Spotify will need to drop its prices from $9.99 per month to something more affordable in India if it wants to grow its base of paid users in the country. It will be seen if the company can maintain the same pricing here but still convert a free user to a paid one in under 12 months as it claimed was its average during its financial presentation yesterday.

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