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Honor to use MediaTek 5G chipsets in future smartphones

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Huawei sub-brand Honor is working to strengthen its relationship with MediaTek and plans to use its 5G chipsets in future smartphones. This comes after parent company Huawei’s ban to do business with US companies was extended for another year, and the US Commerce Department announced new rules which severely limits Huawei’s access to chipsets, reports GSMArena.

As part of new trade sanctions, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will no longer be allowed to supply components to Huawei. Therefore, the company is looking to strengthen its relationship with MediaTek which is based in Taiwan During the Honor X10 earlier this week Zhao Ming who is President of Honor said that the Chinese company has had good relations with MediaTek and seeks to strengthen this cooperation for the foreseeable future

MediaTek offers a range of affordable 5G chipsets in its Dimensity portfolio. It starts at affordable entry-level SoCs and goes all the way to full-fledged powerful flagships like the Dimensity 1000+.

Earlier this week, Huawei termed the US government’s new export controls aimed at limiting the Chinese technology giant’s access to semiconductor technology “arbitrary and pernicious” which “threatens to undermine the entire industry worldwide”.

Last week, the Chinese company launched the Honor 9X Pro smartphone in India without Google services. This is a mid-range device which will challenge Realme, Xiaomi and Oppo in this segment. But the most highlighting part about the phone is the software it is running, and even though it comes with Android, you won’t be getting Google’s popular apps by default. It runs on EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 but without access to Google’s app ecosystem.

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Yes, this is the first Honor phone in India to launch without the Google Play store, instead you get the Huawei AppGallery store pre-loaded into the device, from where you can download select list of apps right now.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro to go on sale today at 12PM; Price in India, specifications, and features

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Xiaomi is all set to conduct a new sale for one of its latest smartphones, the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The company has already shared all the details regarding the sale including the sale time, places to purchase, and more. This is the second sale for the smartphone ever since the government relaxed lockdown rules for e-commerce platforms. As per the information, the Note 9 Pro sale is set to kick off at 12 PM on Amazon India and Mi.com. Let’s check out the rest of the details regarding the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro here including offers, specifications, and more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro sale at 12 PM; details

As per the Amazon listing, Xiaomi has teamed up with Airtel India to offer additional benefits to the telecom subscribers. Inspecting the deal, Airtel subscribers will get double data along with the Rs 298 and Rs 398 unlimited packs. In addition, these offers will also feature unlimited calling along with other Airtel Thanks Benefits. Xiaomi is selling two different variants of the smartphone in the market, The first one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 13,999. The second variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs 16,999.

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The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a 6.67-inch FHD+ display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device runs on Snapdragon 720G SoC along with a quad-camera setup on the back. We also get a 5,020mAh battery along with 18W fast charging technology. Xiaomi has also added a fingerprint scanner on the right side of the device with a dedicated microSD card slot.

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Features Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Price 13999
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
OS Android v10
Display Bezel-less display with punch-hole display, IPS LCD-6.67 inches (16.94 cm)-1080 x 2400 pixels
Internal Memory 4GB + 64GB
Rear Camera 48 MP Primary Camera 8 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera 5 MP Camera 2 MP, Depth Camera
Front Camera 16 MP Primary Camera
Battery 5020 mAh
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Redmi 10X, RedmiBook 16, Redmi X TV launch today: Livestream details, specifications

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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi will today launch Redmi 10X, RedmiBook 16, and Redmi X TV series in its home country. Ahead of the official launch, Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing has officially confirmed key features and specifications of these Redmi-branded devices. All the details regarding the latest Redmi laptop, phones, and TV that we have shared below are revealed by the brand itself.

At the moment, it is unknown whether these devices will make their way to markets like India. The launch event will kick off at 2:00PM, which is 11:30AM in India. You can watch the Redmi 10X, RedmiBook 16, Redmi X TV launch event on Xiaomi’s official website or Weibo. We will be covering the launch event, so stay tuned to BGR India.

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RedmiBook 16 laptop: Officially confirmed specifications

The RedmiBook 16 will launch with a 16.1 display. The laptop has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The device will have a 100 percent sRGB wide color gamut. The bezels of the display will be 3.26mm. The company says that the device will have “ultra-narrow bezels.” It will come equipped with the new AMD Dacentrurus 4000 series, which is based on 7nm process. Xiaomi also claims a 60 percent performance improvement than the predecessor.

The RedmiBook 16 will ship with a 65W mini power adapter. The Chinese company claims that the charger will top up the laptop by 50 percent in 38 minutes. The notebook will offer customers 12 hours of long battery life on a single charge. It will offer support for Intelligent sensor key. The RedmiBook laptop would have three performance modes for the distinct use cases. One of the latest teasers suggested that users will be able to unlock the laptop in 1.2 seconds using Xiaomi Bracelet.

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Redmi X series TV: Features

The new Redmi X TV will sport “high-end metal full screen.” It is also confirmed to support MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) feature. The panel will offer support for 60Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution.  The Redmi TV will come with support for 85 percent of NTSC color gamut. The smart TV will have four 12.5W speakers along with an 8-unit subwoofer. It will also offer support for far-field voice technology and linking AIoT devices. The teasers say that users will witness “Dolby Audio sound effect enhancement, surrounded by stereo sound effects all over the living room.”

Redmi 10X: Confirmed specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi 10X will be available with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage model. It is likely to offer the device with other configurations too. The company says that it has a thickened nano-coating and the new phone also supports IP53, meaning it will be dust and splash resistance. The panel will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It will be powered by a MediaTek Tianji 820 processor, which is based on 7nm process. The device will offer support for 5G. There will be four cameras at the back of the Redmi 10X phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite goes on sale in China

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Samsung’s last month launch, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, will now be made available in China. The company had first introduced the tablet in April for the Indonesia market only. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with a 10.4-inch 2000 x 1200 resolution display, S Pen, 7,040mAh battery and more. Here’s everything you need to know.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Price in China

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Chinese version is now available for purchase on JD.com. The 4GB + 64GB Wi-Fi only version of Galaxy Tab S6 is listed at RMB 2,799 yuan (approximately Rs 28,000). The tablet also comes in 4GB+128GB configuration. It is available for RMB 3,099. There are two LTE variants as well for the same RAM and storage configuration for RMB 3,099 and RMB 3,399, respectively. The tablet device comes in color options of Angora Blue, Chiffon Pink, and Oxford Grey. It is unclear whether the new tablet will be launched in India anytime soon or not.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Specifications and features

As far as specifications and features of the tablet are concerned, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite ships with a 10.4-inch WUXGA (1,200×2,000 pixels) display. The device also comes with S Pen stylus, dual speakers with AKG tuning and Dolby Atmos support. It runs on the latest Android 10 OS, and will be available with 4GB of RAM option.

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There’s no mention of the panel type or the processor. It only notes that the device has an unspecified octa-core chipset and 4GB of RAM. However, if previous leaks are to be taken into consideration, the device has an LCD panel, instead of an AMOLED found on other Samsung tablets like S6 and S5e. Leaks had suggested that the device has an Exynos 9611 chipset under the hood. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite measures around 7mm thick and weighs about 798g.

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