Zopo Speed X With Niki.ai Chatbot, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

After launching Zopo Color M5 last month in India, the company has now unveiled its Zopo Speed X smartphone in the country. The standout feature of the new smartphone is that the company has now tied up with Ratan Tata-funded AI-based chatbot – Niki – that allows users to perform various tasks with Zopo Speed X. The handset will be made available in Royale Gold, Charcoal Black, Orchid Gold, and Space Grey colours but the release date as well as the pricing has not been announced just as yet.

With Niki chatbot app, Zopo Speed X users will get easy purchase options for more than 20 e-commerce services ranging from travel and entertainment to daily utilities. “They will simply have to chat with Niki to pay bills, book cabs, buses, hotels, movie tickets and a lot more, just within seconds,” the company said in its release.

Keeping the chatbot aside, the new Zopo Speed X also sports dual cameras at the rear end. The dual camera setup features a primary 13-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor that allows it to capture depth-of-field. At front, the new Zopo smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and soft light LED flash support.

Zopo Speed X With Niki.ai Chatbot, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

Moving on to the specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Zopo Speed X runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 441 ppi. The smartphone ispowered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM.

The Zopo Speed X comes with 32GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, FM, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. The Zopo Speed X houses a non-removable 2680mAh battery. It is just 8.1mm thick and weighs 131 grams.

Zopo’s new Speed X also features a fingerprint scanner at the back. The sensors on the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

Vineet Varshney, CTO, Zopo Mobile, commented on the launch by saying “Our new flagship product, Speed X belongs to our high end Speed series which is aimed to provide affordable smartphones to the Indian smartphone users with top notch technology. We are immensely happy to launch the Speed X along with Niki.ai. With the growth of digital wallets and the consumer’s behavior shift from offline purchase to online shopping, we decided to introduce Niki in our Speed X smartphone for all our Indian customers. Niki understands the consumers buying pattern and suggests them with new and better options to look for in almost all the areas.”

 

ZTE Small Fresh 5 With 4GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched

ZTE launched its Small Fresh 4 last year and the company has now the launched the smartphone’s successor – Small Fresh 5 – in China. The most interesting feature in the new iteration of the smartphone series is its rear camera setup, which now comes with two sensors for capturing images with depth of the field. The phone will be available in colours including Dark Grey, Grass Green, Elegant Gold, and Glacier Blue.

The ZTE Small Fresh 5 has been launched by the company in two RAM/ storage variants, i.e 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage, priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,400) and CNY 1399 (roughly Rs. 13,200) respectively. The smartphone will be made available for purchase in the country from July 5 onwards.

ZTE Small Fresh 5 With 4GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched

The dual-SIM Small Fresh 5 runs MiFavor UI 4.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with either of the RAM variants mentioned above.

In terms of optics, the dual rear camera setup on the ZTE Small Fresh 5 comes with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor as well. At the front, the smartphone features a 5-megapixel camera for clicking selfies. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner, located at the back, as well.

The storage on the ZTE Small Fresh 5 is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and GPS + GLONASS. The smartphone houses a 2500mAh battery, measures 145×70.7×7.9mm, and weighs 132 grams.

 

OnePlus 5 With 8GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications, Release Date, and More

The much-awaited OnePlus 5 finally launched on Tuesday, putting an end to months of speculation surrounding the handset. The smartphone, according to OnePlus, is “more than just specifications,” and there’s equal emphasis on the design, performance, camera, and battery life as well. Of course, the Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB RAM option, 3.5mm earphone jack, and iPhone 7 Plus-like design have all made it through to the OnePlus 5, just as the leaks suggested. The smartphone is already up for pre-order in select markets, with limited-period launch offers, and will be available for wider sales on June 27.

OnePlus 5 With 8GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications, Release Date, and More

OnePlus 5 price, release date
OnePlus 5 prices in the US and select European regions for the variant with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Slate Gray colour are $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900), respectively. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in Midnight Black paintjob costs $539 (approximately Rs. 35,000), and EUR 559 (about Rs. 40,000) in the US and the select European markets, respectively. The smartphone is already up for pre-orders in those regions, with an Early Drop system that will see shipments begin on Wednesday, June 21, a full six days ahead of general sales that begin on June 27. Early Drop pre-order buyers will get special launch offers as well.

OnePlus 5 price in India
There was no word on the OnePlus 5 price in India, as expected, so everyone will have to wait till Thursday’s India launch event to find it. However, previous leaks have suggested the OnePlus 5 price in India will be Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the model with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage is said to cost Rs. 37,999. The company will host the launch event in Mumbai on Thursday, followed by pop-up events – where fans can purchase the smartphone offline – in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru the following two days. Amazon India has confirmed that sales of the smartphone will begin from 4:30pm IST on Thursday, June 22 itself.

OnePlus 5 camera
Let’s start with the dual rear camera setup. The OnePlus 5 is claimed to sport what OnePlus calls the “highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today”. This is made up of a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with an f/1.7 aperture, said to capture 34 percent more light than the OnePlus 3T (which had an aperture of f/2.0), coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with an f/2.6 aperture.

The company is also boasting of Fast AF, which gives the OnePlus 5 faster autofocus, said to be 40 percent speedier than the OnePlus 3T. The rear camera setup features a dual-LED flash module and boasts of 4K video recording with EIS. The dual camera setup, apart from Bokeh effects, also delivers optical zoom up to 2x, and bumped up to 8x using a multi-frame software algorithm. The rear camera setup also supports the new Pro Mode, with options like ISO, shutter-speed, white balance, a histogram, gyroscope-based reference line, and RAW image editing. OnePlus also announced an improved HDR algorithm, and brought forward its Smart Capture feature for auto adjustments.

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As for the front camera, the OnePlus 5 sports a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS. It can shoot full-HD (1080p) video. The front camera can also activate screen flash, with three modes to choose from – On, Off, and Auto. There’s also an Auto HDR mode.

OnePlus 5 features
Getting to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC used on the OnePlus 5, the company reveals the octa-core processor has a maximum clock speed of 2.45GHz, and claims that the coupled Adreno 540 GPU offers up to 25 percent more graphical performance.

With the launch of the OnePlus 5, the company has joined the elite ranks of manufacturers offering smartphone with 8GB of RAM. Till date, only the Asus ZenFone AR holds that distinction. OnePlus is offering the smartphone in two memory and storage variants – 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage.

The OnePlus 5 sports LPDDR4X RAM, which OnePlus claims is 17 percent more power efficient than the previous LPDDR4 offering. Also being touted alongside is a feature called App Priority, which learns the apps users utilise most commonly to load them on startup. Apps that aren’t commonly used are deprioritised. Another performance improvement is the use of UFS 2.1 storage and a 2-lane ROM, which together are said to double bandwidth.

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were both plagued by touch latency issues, and OnePlus claims to have solved the issue on the OnePlus 5 by using high-speed cameras that track the movement of the screen and input speeds. The OnePlus 5 sports a slightly smaller 3300mAh battery compared to the OnePlus 3T’s 3400mAh offering, however, with “hardware and software optimisations” manages to deliver 20 percent more battery life than its predecessor. The company carries forward the ceramic fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5, with the same boast of unlocking in 0.2 seconds. The company is also calling the OnePlus 5 a “true world phone”, with support for 34 GSM network bands.

Finally, OxygenOS on the OnePlus 5 gets some new features including Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots, and a semi-transparent app drawer.

OnePlus 5 design
Let’s now get to the design aspect of the OnePlus 5. The smartphone is built out of anodised aluminium and does indeed look like the iPhone 7 Plus, with the primary difference being the shape of the Home Button. OnePlus has even mimicked the antenna lines of the iPhone 7 Plus. The company is boasting of the slimness of the OnePlus 5, calling it the “slimmest OnePlus flagship ever” at 7.25mm.

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During the announcement, OnePlus elaborated on the design of the OnePlus 5. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei showed off a new “continuous hard line around the edge of the phone”, called the Horizon Line. The smartphone also sports more rounded corners compared to previous offerings, and also features the iPhone 7 Plus-like crescent-shaped antenna lines on the top and bottom.

OnePlus 5 will be available in two colour variants – Midnight Black and Slate Grey. It retains the single speaker as well as the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom panel. Other features carried on from previous generations of OnePlus smartphones include hardware capacitive keys (with the option of onscreen navigation) and the Alert Slider.

OnePlus 5 specifications
Now let us take a closer look at the rest of the OnePlus 5 specifications. The OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. We’ve already detailed the SoC, memory, storage, and camera above.

OnePlus 5 connectivity options include 4G LTE (with VoLTE), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C (v2.0). Sensors on board the OnePlus 5 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T, Xiaomi Mi 6, and the rest
OnePlus 5 comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. These include, of course, the dual camera setup on the back, 8GB RAM option, and updated design. There are a number of small changes that won’t be apparent to users when they get their hands on the new smartphone, so you can head over to our in-depth OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T comparison for a look at the differences between the two.

But it’s not just OnePlus 3T that the new flagship competes against, as the smartphone’s primary competition is with the the top models in the stables of Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung. You can check out our detailed OnePlus 5 vs Mi 6, iPhone 7, and Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison to find out which model is right for you.

 

OnePlus 5 With 8GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Unveiled: Event Highlights

The OnePlus 5 launch event has finally started, and we finally have all the key details of the long-awaited smartphone. The company at the event said the smartphone is more than just the specifications, and got done with the specifications in just a few minutes. Instead, the smartphone is more about the user experience, and focusses on factors such as the camera quality, elegant design, and smooth performance. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates from the launch as they happen.

OnePlus 5 With 8GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Unveiled: Event Highlights

OnePlus 5 specifications
All the key OnePlus 5 specifications were shown off in a single slide by the company in the live-streamed video. As the image above shows, the smartphone has a 5.5-inch full-HD Optic AMOLED screen, and packs the Snapdragon 835 processor, with top clock speed of 2.45GHz. You can look forward to two OnePlus 5 variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. The ceramic fingerprint sensor, which has been moved to the front, can unlock the device in 0.2 seconds. OnePlus 5 battery capacity is 3300mAh, 100mAh smaller than that of the OnePlus 3T.

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As for the camera, OnePlus 5 has a dual camera setup: the main 16-megapixel sensor has f/1.7 aperture and the 20-megapixel telephoto sensor has f/1.6 aperture. In the front is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Coming to design, the OnePlus 5 sports an iPhone 7 Plus-like design, with the Home button in the front. The company also calls it “the slimmest flagship smartphone.”

Coming to the software, OnePlus 5 runs the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, with the custom Oxygen OS on top. The software adds a new Reading Mode, which can alter the screen temperature and calibrate the display to match your ambient lighting. Users can set individual apps, for example Kindle, to turn on Reading Mode automatically. Oxygen OS also comes with “refined design language” and several bug fixes to improve the user experience.

OnePlus 5 price
OnePlus 5 price in the US is $479 (roughly Rs. 30,800), while it will be EUR 499 (approximately Rs. 35,000) in Europe. Though the company did not make it clear, these are likely the prices of the 64GB variant. Those in Europe and the US can pre-order the device now, and will have access to limited launch offers. The OnePlus 5 release date has been set as June 27.

The company is hosting pop-up events, where OnePlus 5 will be available to purchase offline, in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai over the next few days. The OnePlus 5 price in India will be announced at the June 22 India launch event in Mumbai, though leaks suggest price tags of Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 for the two variants.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras Tipped to Launch Mid-August

The successful launch and sales of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones seems to have boosted Samsung’s confidence as the company has now been tipped to launch its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone around mid-August. Separately, the details about the dual rear camera setup on the smartphone have also been leaked.

First talking about the tipped launch timeline, as per a report by South Korean publication The Bell, the South Korean conglomerate is said to be launching the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship ahead of IFA event in September, which was earlier the launching ground for Note series smartphones until last year’s Galaxy Note 7. Notably, the company was earlier expected to delay the launch of its upcoming Note flagship as rushing the launch of Galaxy Note 7 last year resulted in faulty batteries that caused explosion cases associated with the smartphone. The company has reportedly kept the same timeline for launch as last year to get a headstart ahead of iPhone 8 launch. As Apple might have a few tricks up its sleeves at the launch event this year, this cannot be termed as a bad move.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras Tipped to Launch Mid-August

Moving to the leak about Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera setup, a Weibo tipster has suggested that the smartphone will feature two 13-megapixel sensors at the back, as pointed out in a report by Phones Daily. Further, the tipster has mentioned that the company is working on three different dual camera modules. While Samsung Galaxy C10 has already been spotted featuring dual camera setup in different renders, we might have to wait to figure out the reference of the third dual camera setup.

To recall, well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor.

Recently, reports suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the first smartphone to feature Snapdragon 836 processor. Earlier leaks have suggested that the smartphone will come with a 6.3-inch Infinity display and run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also said to pack 6GB of RAM, and offer up to 256GB of storage.

While earlier there were rumours of an integrated fingerprint scanner under the display, Samsung reportedly ditched the plans due to concerns regarding security of this feature.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras Tipped to Launch Mid-August

The successful launch and sales of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones seems to have boosted Samsung’s confidence as the company has now been tipped to launch its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone around mid-August. Separately, the details about the dual rear camera setup on the smartphone have also been leaked.

First talking about the tipped launch timeline, as per a report by South Korean publication The Bell, the South Korean conglomerate is said to be launching the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship ahead of IFA event in September, which was earlier the launching ground for Note series smartphones until last year’s Galaxy Note 7. Notably, the company was earlier expected to delay the launch of its upcoming Note flagship as rushing the launch of Galaxy Note 7 last year resulted in faulty batteries that caused explosion cases associated with the smartphone. The company has reportedly kept the same timeline for launch as last year to get a headstart ahead of iPhone 8 launch. As Apple might have a few tricks up its sleeves at the launch event this year, this cannot be termed as a bad move.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras Tipped to Launch Mid-August

Moving to the leak about Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera setup, a Weibo tipster has suggested that the smartphone will feature two 13-megapixel sensors at the back, as pointed out in a report by Phones Daily. Further, the tipster has mentioned that the company is working on three different dual camera modules. While Samsung Galaxy C10 has already been spotted featuring dual camera setup in different renders, we might have to wait to figure out the reference of the third dual camera setup.

To recall, well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor.

Recently, reports suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the first smartphone to feature Snapdragon 836 processor. Earlier leaks have suggested that the smartphone will come with a 6.3-inch Infinity display and run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also said to pack 6GB of RAM, and offer up to 256GB of storage.

While earlier there were rumours of an integrated fingerprint scanner under the display, Samsung reportedly ditched the plans due to concerns regarding security of this feature.