AnTuTu releases list of top 10 Android phones for January 2019

As is the standard custom, AnTuTu has launched a list of its top ten Android phones in response to efficiency for the month – this time for January 2019. The list has some new entries however the top 3 gadgets are unchanged from closing month’s.

The Nubia Red Magic Mars is on the top as soon as once more with a complete of 320,996 issues and it leads the Huawei Mate 20 which is available in at 2nd position via an excellent margin. The Honor V20 with its Kirin 980 chipset closes the top 3 with 306,567 issues.

AnTuTu January 2019 Android Phones

Huawei once more takes the fourth spot with the Mate 20 X and its sub-brand is 5th with the Honor Magic 2. Another gaming telephone makes the list and it’s the Black Shark Helo. The Mate 20 Pro follows at quantity seven, down two spots from December’s list. The OnePlus 6T helps to keep its place from the closing time.

READ MORE: AnTuTu proclaims AI benchmarking instrument to rank gadgets

The two new entries at the top 10 list are at quantity 9 and 10 and they’re the Vivo NEX Dual Display and the ASUS ROG Phone. Both phones are powered via the Snapdragon 845 cellular platform.


Xiaomi’s Mi 8 Explorer Edition may eventually get a global release

More than six months after its release, Xiaomi may eventually release the Mi 8 Explorer Edition out of doors China in line with a new discovering.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The Mi 8 Explorer is the highest of the road of the Mi 8 collection. Along with having an in-display fingerprint scanner, it additionally has 3-d face free up which is extra complicated and protected than the infrared Face Unlock at the Mi 8 Pro. The telephone additionally has a see-through again that permits you to peer a revealed model of its internals.

An XDA developer through the identify “yshalsager” discovered the codename of an unannounced Xiaomi tool. The codename is “u.s.-global”. If you keep in mind, “Ursa” is the codename for a tool considered the Mi 7 Plus however which later introduced because the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The developer additionally discovered the selling identify of the tool in Chinese (小米手机8透明探索版 国际版). Throw that into Google translate and also you get this “Millet telephone 8 clear exploration model International Edition”. It is obvious this implies the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is getting a global release.

READ MORE: Alleged Xiaomi Mi 9 noticed in public, sports activities triple rear cameras

There is not any information on when it’s going to release and the markets getting the telephone. However, we received’t be shocked if Xiaomi brings it to MWC 2019.

What do you bring to mind the Mi 8 Explorer Edition going global? No want for it or higher past due than by no means?


Vivo V15 Pro live shot leaks stunning gradient design, triple camera setup

Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro are rumored to get introduced thru Vivo India’s release match that might be hung on Feb. 20. Leaks that experience surfaced prior to now few days have printed that the design and key specifications of the Vivo V15 Pro smartphone. Compared to the predecessor Vivo V11 Pro smartphone, the approaching V15 Pro seems to be an enormous improve relating to specs and design. Today, an Indian newsletter has shared a leaked live shot of the bottom of the Vivo V15 Pro smartphone. The symbol finds that the handset might be wearing a top class gradient colour design.

As it may be observed within the beneath symbol, the Vivo V15 Pro options an impossible to resist gradient coloured glass rear. The higher part of the again panel of the instrument is in black while a red-colored checkered design is found in the rest part. The leaked poster of the telephone that had gave the impression within the earlier week had printed that it could be additionally to be had in a marvelous blue colour. There is not any fingerprint scanner at the rear shell of the V15 Pro as a result of it’ll be arriving with an in-display fingerprint scanner just like the Vivo V11 Pro telephone.

Previous studies have printed that the Vivo V15 Pro can be that includes a notch-less S-AMOLED demonstrate that can be offering an excessively top screen-to-body ratio. The precise measurement of its demonstrate isn’t recognized but.  The Snapdragon 675 SoC might be powering the smartphone in conjunction with 6 GB of RAM. For garage, the V15 Pro will supply customers with a big space for storing of 128 GB.


The different sexy characteristic of the Vivo V15 Pro is that it comes supplied with a pop-up selfie camera of 32-megapixel. The triple camera module fitted on its rear contains 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM1 + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors. There is not any data at the battery capability of the V15 Pro. The handset is prone to raise fortify for fast charging era.

It is speculated that the Vivo V15 Pro might be to be had on pre-orders ranging from Feb. 15. Rumors are rife that it’ll be debuting in India with a ticket of Rs. 25,000 (~$350) and Rs. 30,000 (~$420).

Would you be taken with purchasing the Vivo V15 Pro smartphone? Share us your ideas by means of posting your feedback beneath.


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus gets price cut in India ahead of Galaxy S10 launch

Samsung is all set to launch its upcoming flagship smartphone — Samsung Galaxy S10 at a launch match on 20th February. This time, the corporate can be launching 3 fashions in the sequence — Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10E (Lite).

Now, ahead of the launch of its new flagship lineup, the South Korean corporate has lowered the pricing of the Galaxy S9 Plus in India. All 3 fashions have won a price cut — 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. While the 64GB garage variant now prices Rs. 57,900 ($808), the 128GB and 256GB garage fashions price Rs. 61,900 ($864) and Rs. 65,900 ($920) respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Sunrise Gold

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus options 6.2-inch Super AMOLED show which helps QHD+ solution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The corporate says that the telephone comes with a brand new sort of coating at the display that delivers deeper blacks.

The software is powered by way of Samsung’s Exynos 9810 octa-core processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU whilst some gadgets are powered by way of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset. However, each the fashions pack 6GB RAM.

One of the highlights of the smartphone is that it comes with advanced digicam revel in to take at the likes of Apple’s iPhone X and Google Pixel 2. DxOMark, which exams and charges smartphone cameras, has positioned Samsung Galaxy S9+ as the most efficient digicam ahead of each its opponents.

Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9 Plus includes a 12-megapixel number one rear digicam and 12-megapixel secondary digicam together with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, LED Flash, and 960fps tremendous slo-mo enhance. On the entrance, the software options an 8-megapixel auto-focus digicam with wide-angle lens and f/1.7 aperture.

The telephone is operating Android Oreo working gadget out-of-the-box with TouchWiz customized interface on best. The Galaxy S9 Plus is powered by way of a 3,500mAh battery with enhance for wi-fi charging. Apart from the fingerprint reader, the telephone additionally comes supplied with security measures like advanced KNOX and Intelligent Scan that mixes Iris Scanner and face reputation.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy A90 thought render imagines what Samsung’s first pop-up digicam telephone might appear to be

As mentioned, the corporate has scheduled Samsung ‘Unpacked’ launch match on 20th February the place the corporate can be launching the Galaxy S10 sequence smartphones. The smartphones may also be showcased on the MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Oppo’s next-gen flagship smartphone named Oppo Find Z, powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC

With Mobile World Congress 2019 about to happen later this month, smartphone producers are actually gearing as much as release its flagship telephones. While Oppo isn’t anticipated to release its flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, the corporate’s upcoming flagship smartphone has surfaced on-line.

According to the paperwork filed by the corporate with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the impending flagship smartphone from Oppo might be named Oppo Find Z, which would be the successor to the Oppo Find X.

Oppo Find Z Trademark

While the telephone’s specs have no longer leaked on-line but, the tool was once in the past noticed on benchmarking portal Geekbench, revealing that the smartphone is codenamed “Poseidon.” The Geekbench record has additionally published the telephone’s key specs.

It prompt that the Oppo Find Z might be powered by Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor — Snapdragon 855, which is the primary industrial chipset to reinforce 5G connectivity. Recently, the corporate unveiled its 10x hybrid optical zoom generation for enhanced pictures enjoy and Oppo may use the similar for this flagship handset.

Oppo may additionally use a digicam generation very similar to Samsung‘s variable aperture digicam, mixed with the 10x optical zoom generation and an evening mode function. There’s additionally an opportunity that the telephone may pack a Time of Flight 3-D digicam that can be utilized for 3-D scanning and in addition complete frame body adjustment.

Oppo Find Z

The corporate may additionally use its newly progressed in-display fingerprint sensor, which now helps two-finger authentication for upper protection issue in addition to a larger fingerprint reputation space with quicker authentication. However, the usage of this generation on Oppo Find Z isn’t showed and recently, it’s mere hypothesis.

The telephone might be operating Android 9 Pie running device out-of-the-box with the corporate’s personal ColorOS 6 customized interface. The battery powering the smartphone will include reinforce for SuperVOOC speedy charging however the battery capability isn’t but identified.

Read More: Alleged OPPO R19/F11 reside pictures divulge pop-up front-facing selfie digicam and a notch-less exhibit

Meanwhile, the corporate is all set to release the Oppo F11 Pro smartphone, which has already handed thru certification procedure in 3 international locations. It has additionally scheduled a release match all over Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the place it will unveil its foldable smartphone and a 5G suitable smartphone. Later this 12 months, the corporate may be making plans to input the good units marketplace and may debut quite a lot of new good house units comparable to good headphones, smartwatches, and others.

New Indian law prevents retailer exclusivity for products

When a telephone launches in India, it’s not strange to listen to producers say the telephone is unique to a specific retailer reminiscent of Flipkart and Amazon. A brand new law in India has put an finish to this tradition.

Amazon Flipkart Walmartjpg

According to studies, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion which is underneath India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry changed the coverage of Foreign Direct Investment in India (FDI). The new coverage brings new adjustments which took impact on February 1.

The coverage prevents house owners of e-commerce internet sites from promoting products by means of distributors they’ve fairness in. For instance, Amazon can’t promote products via Cloudtail India which it has fairness in and is among the greatest dealers at the platform. This way a number of Amazon pieces reminiscent of Amazon Echos which can be bought at the platform are not to be had for acquire from the vendor.

Amazon Associates letter

As at when the coverage took impact, Amazon Echo pieces have been pulled off the website however they’re again now. However, its home items bought underneath the Presto emblem are recently unavailable.

The new coverage additionally prevents e-commerce shops from being the unique retailer for promoting positive telephones. In a letter to its buddies that has been made public, Amazon says it has ceased the use of the word “Amazon Exclusives” in all codecs and throughout all media (on-line and offline advertising and marketing). It recommended its buddies to additionally stop the use of the word with fast impact and prompt they use “Available Online on” as a substitute.

READ MORE: Xiaomi trumps Samsung to emerge as India’s most sensible smartphone emblem – Counterpoint

The new coverage is claimed to scale back the unfair benefit the main gamers have within the trade. Smaller resellers say the large gamers use their get right of entry to to a number of price range to keep watch over stock from spouse distributors to create an unfair marketplace.

(Sources: 1, 2)

Samsung Galaxy A90 concept render imagines what Samsung’s first pop-up camera phone may look like

The Vivo NEX was once the first smartphone to release with a pop-up selfie camera. In a couple of weeks, Vivo will release its 2d commercially to be had smartphone with a pop-up camera – the Vivo V15 Pro. However, it most likely received’t be the one pop-up selfie camera phone we’re getting from a most sensible producer this yr. It has been reported that the Samsung Galaxy A90 will even have a pop-up selfie camera. Concept renders of the instrument have now surfaced on-line.

The pop-up selfie camera design is meant to lead to a phone with an overly top screen-to-body ratio. For the Galaxy A90, it’s going to be fascinating to look if it has the next screen-to-body ratio than the Galaxy S10 which has a punch hollow show or as Samsung calls it, an Infinity-O show.

Samsung Galaxy A90 concept render

These renders display that there’s nonetheless a decrease bezel although no longer a thick one. There are in fact two designs for the pop-up selfie camera: one has the camera located at the left of the phone’s show simply like that of the Vivo NEX whilst the opposite has the camera located within the center.

The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner which has already been reported to be a characteristic of 3 Galaxy A-series telephones scheduled to release this yr. The Galaxy A90 is without doubt one of the units, so it isn’t a surprise that the fashion designer has integrated it in those renders.

On its rear, the concept Galaxy A90 has 3 cameras stacked on most sensible of each other and located in the course of the instrument. The sensors all proportion the similar housing and there may be an LED flash under the setup. The producer’s branding sits a couple of millimeters underneath it.

Samsung Galaxy A90 concept render

The photographs display the phone in a gradient red end however a leak from a couple of weeks in the past mentioned the Galaxy A90 will are available black, silver, and gold colour variants. It has additionally been reported to come back in just one garage configuration – 128GB.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S10 collection worth, garage variants and colour choices leaked

The Galaxy A90 will almost certainly no longer release anytime quickly however we predict extra main points to floor within the weeks or months main as much as its eventual arrival.

What do you recall to mind those renders? Let us know within the remark field.


Realme U1 gets permanent price minimize, now INR 10,999 (~$154)

The Realme U1 introduced a couple of months in the past as the primary Helio P70 smartphone. It had a beginning price of INR 11,999 (~$168). Nearly two months since after its first sale, Realme has introduced a permanent price minimize for the tool.

The Realme U1 will now promote for INR 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant with 32GB of garage. The 4GB RAM variant which has double the garage and used to be at the start offered for INR 14,999 (~$210) will now promote for INR 13,499 (~$189).

Realme U1 new price

You can snatch the 3GB RAM variant on the new price on Amazon India proper now however the 4GB RAM model doesn’t appear to be to be had. Nevertheless, Realme says the price additionally applies offline. So take a look at retail shops round you when you plan to get one.

The Realme U1 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop show with Gorilla Glass 3 on most sensible. On its again is a 13MP + 2MP twin digital camera combo whilst a 25MP f/2.0 digital camera sits in entrance for selfies.

READ MORE: Realme to reportedly ditch ColorOS in desire of its personal RealmeOS

The telephone has twin SIM improve with a devoted MicroSD card slot for garage enlargement. It packs a 3,500mAh battery and likewise has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Realme U1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the field however will have to get up to date to Android Pie later this yr.


ASUS Beta Power User Program brings Android Pie beta to the ZenFone Max Pro M2

ASUS has introduced its personal beta program referred to as the Beta Power User Program for customers to run a beta model of its tool. The program has been opened for house owners of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 and permits them to run a beta model of Android Pie.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 Android Pie beta

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 introduced in December however ran Android 8.1 Oreo out of the field. It additionally introduced with October’s safety patch. An replace it gained a couple of weeks later introduced tool enhancements and November’s safety patch.

Now, house owners of the telephone who can’t stay up for the respectable Android Pie replace can run a beta model by way of signing up for the beta program. However, there are a few things you wish to have to know ahead of becoming a member of the program.

ASUS says it’s going to now not supply a downgrade provider for beta energy customers. So should you replace to a brand new model of the beta tool and run into problems, you’ll be able to’t roll again to an older model. The most effective resolution is to decide out of the beta program. Also, as it is a beta tool program, be expecting insects and steadiness problems.

Below are the necessities for becoming a member of the program:

  • Owning a ZenFone Max Pro M2 is an important
  • Willing to supply knowledge together with IMEI, Serial Number (SN), Current Firmware for the beta take a look at atmosphere
  • Be acquainted with the Android working gadget
  • Be in a position to learn and supply comments in English

If you meet the prerequisites, head right here to sign up for the program.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 facet ratio and Gorilla Glass 6 coverage. It is powered by way of a Snapdragon 660 processor and is available in 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM variants with 32GB or 64GB of garage.

READ MORE: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 Android Pie beta

The telephone has a 13MP f/2.0 selfie digital camera and a 12MP + 5MP twin digital camera setup on its rear. There is a fingerprint scanner on the again too. One of the telephone’s promoting level is its 5,000mAh battery which must last longer than an afternoon.


Redmi flagship Snapdragon 855 phone in works, confirms Redmi President

The Redmi logo was once presented as a standalone entity with the release of the Redmi Note 7 smartphone previous this month. The new logo will likely be principally centered at launching reasonably priced smartphones with high-end options. Earlier this month, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had showed that there will likely be a Redmi branded Snapdragon 855 powered flagship phone this yr. Today, Redmi President Lu Weibing additionally showed via a Weibo publish that Redmi will likely be launching a Snapdragon 855 pushed phone later this yr.

Lu Weibing’s contemporary Weibo publish has two pictures of him with the Redmi crew on the Shenzhen-based R&D Institute. The crew had met to talk about at the long term logo positioning, business plan, person wishes and flagship product configurations of the Redmi logo. Weibing discussed in the Weibo publish that the corporate has excessive expectancies from the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi SD855 flagship phone.

Redmi family

There aren’t any main points to be had at the Redmi Snapdragon 855 powered smartphones. Rumors have it that it might be referred to as the Redmi X smartphone. Xiaomi is anticipated to release the Poco F2 smartphone because the successor for the Poco F1 this yr. The Poco F1 had introduced as the most cost effective Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is an opportunity that the Poco F2 might be the most cost effective Snapdragon 855 smartphone. Probably, the Poco F2 would possibly finally end up because the Redmi flagship phone. However, it’s too early to take a position it.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro will likely be launching after the Spring Festival of China later this month. It is already showed that it’s going to be that includes the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor as an alternative of the 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor provide at the Redmi Note 7. Rumors are rife the Snapdragon 660 of the Note 7 might be swapped by way of the Snapdragon 675 SoC at the Pro variant. It would possibly include 128 GB of garage and 6 GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

The remainder of the specifications of the Redmi Note 7 Pro might be similar because the non-Pro type. It will likely be that includes a 6.3-inch complete HD+ waterdrop-style notched show. It is supplied with as much as 6 GB of RAM and as much as 64 GB of local garage. The MIUI 10 flavored Android 9 Pie OS is to be had preinstalled at the smartphone. Its 4,000mAh battery helps 18W rapid charging. The handset is fitted with 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel twin digital camera setup and 13-megapixel selfie shooter.