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Realme X2 pro – another low-budget flagship!

Realme, a subsidiary of OPO, has officially announced without a lot of fuss its new flagship – Realme X 2. Here are the most interesting features of the new phone:

DisplaySuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
6.5 inches
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
1000 nits max brightness
90 Hz
HDR10+
DCI-P3 100%
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+
Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
MemoryRAM 6-12 GB
Storage 64-256 GB UFS2.1
and 128-256 GB UFS3.0
Camera (Quad)64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
13MP, f/2.5, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 50W: 100% in 35 min
(SuperVOOC Flash Charge)
FeaturesFingerprint (under display, optical)
3.5mm jack
24-bit/192kHz audio for outpund and speakers

The price of the device starts from 399 Euro for 6 GB / 64 GB and reaches 499 Euro for 12 GB / 256 GB.

Regardless of the size and type of memory, we have a gorgeous display here with 90 Hz and 1000 Nits of brightness, a quad camera with a full range of focus types and incredible battery charge speeds of 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes.

Oneplus and their friends need to seriously rethink their motto, since they too started in the same way in time – top specs and the lowest price possible.

22 October – New official dates for MIUI 11 [Official list]

The release of the new version of MIUI 11 will begin on October 22. This is official information from the event organized by Xiaomi on the occasion of the official launch of MIUI 11, Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

[EDIT] This is an updated list of all devices according to MIUI site:

Start on 22-31 October of MIUI 11 release

Redmi phones

  • Redmi K20/ Mi 9T
  • Redmi Y3
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 7

Xiaomi phones

  • Mi 8 Pro
  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • MI MIX 3
  • MI MIX 2S

POCOphone

  • POCO F1/ POCOPHONE F1

Phase 2 on 4-12 November

Redmi phones

  • Redmi K20 Pro/ Mi 9T Pro
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi S2/Y2
  • Redmi Note 5A Prime / Y1
  • Redmi Note 5A / Y1 Lite
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi Note 4x
  • Redmi 4X

Xiaomi phones

Mi 9
Mi 9 Lite
Mi MIX 2
Mi MIX
Mi 6
Mi Note 3
Mi Note 2
Mi Max 2
Mi Play

Phase 2 on 13-29 November

Redmi phones

  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi 7A

Xiaomi phones

  • NO DEVICES

Phase 4 on 18-26 December

For now there is no info about phase 4.

MIUI 11 very special features

Always-ON display

Notifications light for display with new cool animations

Updated Carousel App with new image every time the display is turned on

NEW Video Live Wallpapers – even with videos, taken by the phone camera!

We are very excited! What about you? Tell us in comments!

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are released – 90 Hz, great cameras, new features

This is it! Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are avalible from today! But without India, no matter how strange it is. The phone is full of new reatures in terms of software, cameras and display, though it may not be the most powerful hardware. As it was before, by the way. But that in no way means that this smartphone has nothing to boast about!

Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL Specifications

*Only the differences are colored.

Google Pixel 4Google Pixel 4 XL
Display5.7-inch pOLED Smooth Display
2280×1080 / 444ppi / 19:9
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
6.3-inch pOLED Smooth Display
3040×1440 / 537ppi / 19:9
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640
RAM6GB6GB
Storage64GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB
Battery2,800mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
3,700mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
CamerasRear:
12.2MP (wide) Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP (telephoto), ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV
Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS
Rear:
12.2MP(wide) Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP (telephoto), ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV
Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS
IP ratingIP68IP68
Headphone jackNoNo
SensorsActive Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
Active Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
SecurityFace unlock
Titan M Security Module
Face unlock
Titan M Security Module
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
SoftwareAndroid 10Android 10
Dimensions and weight68.8 x 147.1 x 8.2mm
162 g
75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2mm
193g
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So OrangeJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

Display

90 Hz P-OLED – one of the best on a smarthone at this time. (More links to professional reviews will be added later).


Camera Features

  • Shoot without the flash – a next generation of Night Sight.
  • Night sky shooting – can take photos of the Milky Way with up to 15 seconds of exposure, according to Google’s website.
  • Advanced HDR+ options – adjust exposure in separate parts of the photo.
  • Dual camera for depth photos with DSLR-like blur.
  • Super Res Zoom with x8 zoom (hybrid).
  • Free unlimited storage for photos in Google Photos.


Software – the Heart of Google Pixel phones

  • All new Google Assistant
  • Advanced integration with apps to control phone with just voice.


Special new fetures on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

  • Quick Gestures that uses radar to sense motion!
  • Wave hello to Motion Sense – music control, snooze and silence.
  • Face unlock (very close to Apple way) – relies on 3D depth data of face, taken by dedicated depth sensors and cameras in a huge bangs on top of the phone.

Colors

There is a 3 colors avalible

Just Black
Oh. So Orange
Clearly White

The price

As far as we know As far as we know, prices in North America start from:

  • from $ 799 for Google Pixel 4 (64GB)
  • up to $ 999 for Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)

MIUI 11 will arrive on October 16, 2019 (Device list) -[EDITED]

[NEW INFO] – updates will start on October 22

Click here for updated info!

Good news for all (or more precisely, most) Xiaomi phone owners – the date of the latest MIUI 11 release has been officially confirmed. It will arrive in several stages, with the first coming on October 16, 2019. The devices that will receive updates according to the up-to-date information are:

MIUI 11 First batch in Mid-October (October 16, 2019):

Xiaomi phones

  • Xiaomi Mi 9 / Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi 9 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Mi CC9
  • Mi 8 Youth
  • Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 8 / Pro / Lite
  • Mi Max 3

Redmi phones

  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 7

Second batch in Late-October:

Xiaomi phones

  • Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Mi CC 9 / CC 9E
  • Mi CC 9 Meitu Custom Version
  • Mi Mix 2
  • Mi MIX 2s
  • Mi CC9e
  • Mi Note 3
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 6X

Redmi phones

  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi Note 6 / 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5 / 5 Pro
  • Redmi Note 6A
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi S2

The final batch in Early-November:

Xiaomi phones

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s plus
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi 5C
  • Mi Note2
  • Mi Play
  • Mi Max 2

Redmi phones

  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi Note 5A (both edition)

MIUI 11 features

According to MIUI’s blog, here’s a list of the most important changes and new features:

Improved Settings menu and User interface
New Fonts and icons
Mi-Work and Mi-Go Office Apps
New Family sharing Features
Dark Mode by Android Q
Face Unlock + Fingerprint improvements
Automatic Screenshot Management
Updated voice command Unlocking
New App Drawer
New Nature sound effects, including alarms
Improved AI Features
Optimized Status bar
Battery charge status
Smoother Animations
Battery-frienly optimizations

Andy Rubin with pictures of Essential’s next phone. Weird.

Andy Rubin posted few interesting images of a new device with ridiculously skewed ratio. As we can can understand from hes words “New UI for radically different formfactor” is enough to conclude that this is the final design or real product.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 – next Budget King from Xiaomi

On 9Th October Xiaomi will launch it’s next most budget phone in India – Redmi 8. Among the main features will be the camera, battery and something called “Action” – most likely it will be related to the gaming capabilities of the phone.

Here is what we know so far:

  • Display

    6.21 inch IPS LCD
    720 x 1520 pixels resolution
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5

  • Memory

    RAM: 2-4 GB
    Storage: 16-64 GB
    MicroSD: up to 1 TB with dedicated slot

  • Camera

    12 MP, f/2.2 Main camera
    2 MP Depth sensor
    8 MP Selfie camera

  • Battery

    Li-Po 5000 mAh

New Microsoft Surface Duo – dual screen in your pocket

Microsoft has just announced its newest Surface family product – Surface Duo with dual display. They are connected with 360° hinge. Device is powered by Android and will be available for coming Holiday 2020.

OnePlus 7T is here!

The new member of high-end smartphones – OnePlus 7T, was announced on 26 September at a New Delhi. On October 10 it will be anounced “officialy”, i.e. for rest of the world.

Here is a specs of new device:

  • 8GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 855+
  • 90Hz 6.55″ Display with waterdrop notch
  • Under-displlay fingerprint sensor
  • 3800mAh battery
  • Tripple camera with sensors:
    • 48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide)
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 51mm (telephoto)
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)

The price is about 600 EUR, but may vary in different countries.