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Realme XT First Impressions

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Realme XT First Impressions: Megapixel war is back in 2019

Highlights

  • The Realme XT is set to go on sale on September 16, 2019, at 12 noon on Flipkart.
  • It is the first smartphone in the market with a 64-megapixel primary camera.
  • Realme has added a unique gradient finish on the back with convex reflections.

 

Realme has just launched its latest smartphone, the Realme XT in the Indian market. As noted in past reports, Realme XT is the first smartphone in India to commercially launch with a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor. Realme initially announced the smartphone about three weeks back on the global stage. The company shared the specifications, pricing, and availability details about the Realme XT as part of the launch. In addition, the company also launched a number of smartphone accessories at the launch event. These accessories include the Realme Power Bank, Realme Buds Wireless, and Realme XT Iconic Case.

During the initial announcement, Realme managed to beat Xiaomi to become the first smartphone maker with a 64-megapixel camera. Days after the launch, Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 8 Pro along with a 64-megapixel sensor. However, the company is yet to launch the device in the Indian market. It is likely that Xiaomi may launch the device in India in the coming weeks. As noted in the launch post, the device starts at an impressive price of Rs 15,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is set to go on sale on Flipkart on September 16, 2019, at 12 noon. Here are my first impressions of the Realme XT.

The 64-megapixel attraction

The first thing and probably the highlight of the Realme XT is the 64-megapixel primary camera sensor. The smartphone features a quad-camera setup on the back along with a single sensor on the front for selfies. The rear camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Moving to the front, users will get a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. Realme also revealed that it has used the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor for the 64-megapixel camera. The front camera uses the Sony IMX 471 sensor for selfie images.

 

I tested out the 64-megapixel sensor to capture some sample images. The images showcase impressive dynamic range in ideal lighting conditions. However, Realme did mention that it was continuously working on improving the image processing algorithms for the camera. This work in progress element is visible in images shot in challenging situations such as extreme low-light or HDR situations. So, it is likely that the Realme XT will offer an improved camera experience at the official launch of the smartphone. In the meantime, you can check the sample images in the gallery below.

Realme XT

Specifications

Realme XT features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display panel with a dewdrop notch on the top. The company will move to this dewdrop form factor for future smartphones instead of the motorized pop-up camera solutions. Realme XT is powered by Snapdragon 712 AIE SoC with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The smartphone maker will launch two storage and RAM variants of the device. The base variant sports 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and the second one with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Top of the line variant features 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The company has also added a dedicated microSD card slot in the device to allow expandable storage. The company has also added Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front and the back panel for protection against damage. It clarified that the device features a poly-carbonate frame on the sides. Realme XT runs on a 4,000mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. On the software side of things, we get Android 9 Pie-powered ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box. Last but not least, the device will be available in two colors including Pearl White and Pearl Blue.

Unique design on Realme XT

 

The Realme XT features a unique gradient finish on the back that changes its colors depending on how the light hits the smartphone. Beyond the color, the back panel also reflects the light in a unique convex pattern. The back panel also curves to the sides to join the sliver poly-carbonate frame on the sides. Realme has also added a Golden accent to the power button to make it stand out from rest of the buttons of the device. All these design choices make the Realme XT stand apart from the crowd.

 

Realme XT First Impressions Hands-OnFirst Impressions

I was quite impressed by Realme XT in my limited time of testing the smartphone. The company has managed to pack a “first in the world” technology with decent output in a stylish body. What is more impressive is how Realme is not afraid to take on Xiaomi in terms of both the innovation as well as the looks. Coming to the pricing, Realme seems to have knocked it out of the park. As mentioned above, the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 15,999. The top of the line smartphone with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs 18,999.

 

Realme XT First Impressions

The company has finally launched the device in India after claiming the “first to the market” bragging rights three weeks back. Even though the device looks good on paper, wait for our full review for a proper conclusion about the Realme XT.

Vivo Z1 Pro variants and specifications confirmed in first look video

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Vivo Z1 Pro variants and specifications confirmed in first look video

Vivo India is building the hype around the Vivo Z1 Pro smartphone. The Chinese firm hasn’t revealed the launch date of the phone yet, but it has been consistently more information on the phone through its official micro site. Recently, the smartphone was spotted in a leaked hands-on video. Now, an Indian tabloid has shared a first look video of the phone through its YouTube account. The video not only reveals the Vivo Z1 Pro in real, but also confirms some of its key specs and variants.

Confirmed to launch on 3 July 2019

Vivo Z1 Pro featured
Vivo Z1 Pro

The video reveals that the Vivo Z1 Pro will be arriving with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel that will produce full HD+ resolution. What’s interesting about the display of the phone is that it features a punch-hole at its top-left corner for the selfie camera. The Snapdragon 712 mobile platform will be present under the hood of the device. As expected, the phone will be arriving with FunTouch OS 9 UI based Android 9 Pie OS. Vivo has already confirmed through the micro site of the phone that it will feature Multi Turbo technology that will assist in improving its performance while playing games.

specifications confirmed in first look

The Vivo Z1 Pro smartphone will come equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that will support 18W dual engine fast charging. There is no USB-C port on the device. A view of the bottom edge of the phone reveals that it features an external speaker, a microUSB port, a microphone and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The rear shell of the phone has a vertical triple camera unit and an LED flash. It includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, a secondary of 8-megapixel and another lens of 2-megapixel. A fingerprint scanner is also available on the backside of the phone. Positioned on the front is a selfie camera of 32-megapixel. The smartphone seems to be fitted with a polycarbonate rear with glossy finish.

specifications

The video also reveals that the Vivo Z1 Pro will be releasing in three variants in India such as 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM  128 GB storage. There is no information available on the pricing of these models. The Vivo Z1 Pro resembles a lot with the Vivo Z5x smartphone that was recently launched in China. Both phones have the same display, same triple rear cameras and same-sized battery. However, the Vivo Z5x is inferior to Vivo Z1 Pro since it is equipped with Snapdragon 710 chipset and 16-megapixel front camera.

UP NEXT: [UPDATED] Vivo 1951 Geekbench listing spotted; Could it be Vivo Z1 Pro?

Sci Hub

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Sci Hub

Northeast Hub Receives Grant To Build Cross-sector Data Science Partnerships
The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub has been awarded a four year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its work in building cross-sector data science partnerships that address societal challenges, spur economic development, and accelerate big data innovation. The Northeast Hub was launched in 2015 with a grant from the NSF. This second round of funding validates the efforts of the Hub to harness the data revolution for social impact.

During its first three years of operations, the Northeast Hub built a network of more than 200 organizations throughout the Northeastern United States and beyond. Its activities fell under eight priority areas, ranging from data sharing to responsible data science. Initiatives have included collaborations across a number of application areas — for example, to develop the first-ever exposome data warehouse integrating environmental exposure and clinical data for large-scale health research — as well as efforts to develop resources helpful across application areas, such as a licensing model and ecosystem for data sharing.

SCI HUB
SCI HUB

Under this new round of funding, the Northeast Hub will place an emphasis on mission driven projects that coordinate and stimulate translational data science. For example, the Hub will work with its stakeholders on aggregating and helping to develop best practices for responsible data science; creating frameworks for data fluency; fostering better management of data security and privacy; integrating health data from traditional and novel sources; improving education through big data; and reducing barriers for data sharing within and between different sectors.

As a new service to the community, each Big Data Hub will maintain a seed fund for translational data science as part of its project budget. This fund will provide grants to pilot early feasibility studies for innovative new solutions to grand challenges of importance to the region

The Northeast Hub will also continue to collaborate with its six Big Data Spokes, project collaborations that focus on topics of specific interest to its region. The most recent Big Data Spokes were launched in 2018 — a collaborative platform for computational social science, data-driven discovery and rational design in chemistry, and a series of community workshops addressing data integration of the ecological long tail.

Hosted by Columbia University’s Data Science Institute, the Northeast Hub will be coordinated by Principal Investigator Jeannette M. Wing (Columbia University), Executive Director and Co-Principal Investigator René Bastón (Columbia University), Co-Principal Investigator James Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Co-Principal Investigator Vasant Honavar (Penn State), and Co-Principal Investigator Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). Sci hub

“The Big Data Hub has built an extensive network of data science experts and stakeholders from academia, industry and local government across the Northeast,” said Wing. “Its coordinated efforts address important societal challenges, such as healthcare and education, faced by the region, from urban to rural environments. The new NSF grant will allow us to expand this work in two ways: first, by addressing cross-cutting themes on data privacy and data ethics, to ensure positive social impact; and second, by coordinating with the three other regional hubs toward a national network of data science institutions.” Sci hub

Aptoide Lite

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Aptoide Lite

Today i will tell you about the app know as Aptoide or Aptoide Apk. This app is a best to the alternate of Android Application knows as PlayStore.

In Aptoide are apps and games are free of cost. You don’t have to pay single amount to get the Aptoide Apk Download to your Devices.

If you are bored with your PlayStore or Apple AppStore then aptoide is the right platform for you.

If you want freedom and all the restriction removed then Aptoide is right for you.

Many Developers apps and games were disapproved by this app store due to lack of security or by there terms and conditions.

To overcome from this problem developers developed the Aptoide app in order to give freedom to developers and users to use the app according to there way.

There are some pros and cons also by having this app. These are explained below.

Aptoide Lite

1 Aptoide is Free to use

2 Aptoide is a very lite app so its very smooth to handle the application

3 You have to root your Device or Jailbreak your Apple Device in order to get the Aptoide App.

4 Due to less security, the hacker may steal your information from your Devices.

5 If you jailbreak or root your devices there is always a chance of security breach and you may also void your device warranty.

So we suggest you that there is no harm in using the aptoide Application. But use it with cautions. And stay away from children.

Aptoide is also available for iOS devices. You have to jailbreak the ios devices in order to use this app. The best part about the Aptoide is that you can make your private Store in it.

You can add the members which you like. It is better to add your family member and friends only. Adding a Stranger may spoil your Store.

As its open World so adult content is also easily available on Aptoide Store. So it’s better than not install the app on your child mobile.

Aptoide Apk

There are 70000+ apps and games which are easily available on aptoide store.

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We suggest you bluestack which is good and lite. After downloading the Bluestack Install the Aptoide Apk and then run it on BlueStack.

Your Aptoide is ready to Run on your Pc. aptoide lite

MI India 5th anniversary

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MI India 5th anniversary

Xiaomi started its journey in India with the launch of the Mi 3 back in July 2014 and now we’re waiting for the Redmi K20 series to make its debut in India, also happening in July next month. This 5-week celebration announcement comes from Xiaomi India

Xiaomi is turning five years old in India next month and the company isn’t shying away from celebrating this occasion with, of course, its dedicated fan base. The company has taken to Twitter to announce a 5-week celebration that will see them unveil some new products, discount offers, and a lot more each week.

This means five Xiaomi product-related announcements are coming really soon and we think you can guess 3 of them right away. The company is launching the Redmi K20 series in India in about four weeks and that coincides with this celebration. So, it’s going to be one of the surprises, satiating the hunger of users waiting for an affordable Snapdragon 855 device to land in the country. You can read all about the Redmi K20 & Redmi K20 Pro

The second surprise would be the launch of the electric trimmer (or shaver) which the company has been teasing on its Twitter handle for a couple of days now. Third, we’ll certainly see some attractive discounts being offered on popular devices including the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Go, and Poco F1.

Though we would love to see Xiaomi also bring the Mi Band 4 and RedmiBook to India alongside the Redmi K20 series, we’re skeptical of the same at the moment. We could probably see some Mi TV-related announcements during Xiaomi’s celebration, so stay return back for more info as it starts pouring in next week.

 

Mi Beard Trimmer

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Mi Beard Trimmer

Made for the modern man

                 ₹ 1,199 ₹ 1,499

Conquer every style

40 length settings with 0.5mm precision

With 2 combs that can go between 0.5mm and 20mm, this
trimmer will perfectly sculpt your beard. Precision is at its
finest with 6000 oscillations per min delivering accurate cuts
and even shape.

0.5mm – 10mm

10.5mm – 20mm

Ultra-powerful battery

  • Charging time: 2 hrs
    Run time: 90 mins

  • Charges quickly
    for instant use

  • Supports
    5V adapter

  • LED battery indicator

Versatile usage

Use corded or cordless

When in a rush, simply plug in the cord and
get trimming.

Clean it in no time

IPX7 fully-washable body

The whole body is hydro-resistant and fully
washable for your convenience.Comes with
detachable head.

 

Infinix Hot 7 Pro

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Infinix Hot 7 Pro 6 GB RAM

Highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 256 GB
  • 15.72 cm (6.19 inch) HD+ Display
  • 13MP + 2MP | 13MP + 2MP Dual Front Camera
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Helio P22 (MTK6762) Processor

Infinix Hot 7 Pro (Midnight Black, 64 GB)  (6 GB RAM)

Product Description

Performance-oriented

This phone has an internal memory capacity of 64 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB), which means that you can store all your important files conveniently. It also facilitates a powerful performance, thanks to the presence of the 12nm Helio P22 octa-core processor and a 6 GB RAM. This smartphone has a fingerprint sensor and it also comes with the face unlock feature for enhanced security.

AI Dual Rear Camera

Capture beautiful images, wherever you are, with the help of this smartphone’s AI Dual Rear camera (13 MP + 2 MP). With the presence of a dual LED softlight and an f1.8 aperture, you can easily click beautiful images, even in the dark. You can make use of the Custom Bokeh feature to ensure that your subject stands out in the image by blurring the background as required.

AI Dual Selfie Camera

Every selfie you click on your phone will look stunning, thanks to its 13 MP + 2 MP AI Dual Selfie camera. Oh, and you needn’t worry about low lighting ruining your pictures, as this phone’s front camera has an LED flash as well. You can capture selfies in the outdoor areas with the help of the AI HDR mode.

AI Modes

This phone’s dual selfie camera comes with the AI Portrait and AI Beauty mode. The AI Beauty mode analyzes 256 facial points to provide you with clearer images. The AI Portrait mode ensures sharper edge detection and colour reproduction in your selfies to make them look even better.

HD+ Display

You can view your favourite movies and shows clearly on this phone’s 15.72 cm (6.19) HD+ notch display. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and it comes with 83% screen-to-body ratio for an enhanced viewing experience.

Elegant Design

Your smartphone will stand out from the crowd, thanks to its elegant metal unibody design. Its curved edges and a 2.5D glass in the front add to its overall appeal.

4000 mAh Battery

This smartphone has a 4000 mAh battery to keep you busy throughout the day. What’s more, it features a smart AI power management system to help you handle the battery efficiently.

Dirac Surround Sound

This smartphone, with the help of Dirac Surround Sound, facilitates an enthralling aural experience.

XOS 5.0 on Android Pie

This smartphone runs on the XOS 5.0 cheetah (which is powered by the Android Pie 9.0 operating system). You can enjoy a host of features, such as Bike Mode, Game Boost, Super Screenshot, Photo Cleaner, and more.

Asus 6z Sale

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Asus 6Z (8 GB RAM,256 GB)

Asus 6z | Starting at ₹ 31999 | Sale on 26th June, 12PM | flipkart.com‎

Highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2 TB
  • 16.23 cm (6.39 inch) FHD+ Display
  • 48MP + 13MP | 48MP + 13MP Dual Front Camera
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • Qualcomm SM855 Processor
  • Flip Camera

Product Description

Controllable Motorised Flip Camera

Capture stunning images in almost any angle, wherever you go, with this phone’s retractable and controllable motorised flip camera (48 MP main + 13 MP ultra-wide). It features the IMX586 Sony sensor and a wide aperture (f1.79) to make every picture look perfect.

Panorama Shots

This camera’s 180-degree auto panorama helps you shoot beautiful vertical and horizontal panorama shots. This way, you can capture the entire scenery that’s around you.

HDR+ Mode

Want to click a snap of the breathtaking mountains? You can shift to the HDR+ mode to click eye-catching pictures.

Super Night Mode

You can continue to click beautiful images, even in the night, with the help of the Super Night mode.

48 MP Selfie Camera

Capture remarkable selfies with the help of this phone’s 48 MP selfie camera. What’s more, you can enhance your selfies with the help of the HDR+ mode, Portrait mode, and the Pro mode.

Capture 4K Videos

Get set to shoot jaw-dropping 4K (60 fps) videos using this phone’s front and rear cameras. You can also shoot slo-mo videos (up to 480 fps) and timelapse videos.

Motion Tracking Video Feature

Whether it’s your baby’s first footsteps or the first monsoon of the year, you can capture all the action, without taking much of an effort, with the help of the Motion Tracking video feature.

Powerful Performance

This phone comes with 6 GB of RAM and it is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor for efficient performance. It also comes with an internal memory capacity of 128 GB to let you store all your favourite files in one place. This phone has two SIM card slots.

User-friendly Design

This smartphone is a piece to flaunt, wherever you go. It has been designed with a customizable smart key to make your life simpler.

Battery Capacity

This phone comes with a whopping 5000 mAh battery to keep you connected to your work and entertainment needs all through the day. It also supports QuickCharge 4.0.

FHD+ NanoEdge Display

This phone, with its 16.26 cm (6.4) FHD+ NanoEdge display, will enthuse you for a visual treat. It has a 92% screen-to-body ratio.

Clear Audio

Get set to treat your ears to some enlivening audio, thanks to this phone’s dual stereo speakers and dual smart amplifiers.

 

 

Top deals on smartphones

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OnePlus 6T (Mirror Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)

OnePlus 6T Mobile Phone Information

Size: 8+128 GB | Colour: black
Technical Details
OS Android 9.0 Pie
RAM 8 GB
Item Weight 186 g
Product Dimensions 15.8 x 0.8 x 7.5 cm
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number A6010
Wireless communication technologies Bluetooth;WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologies 2G;3G;GPS;GLONASS;Galileo;BeiDou;USB 2.0;OTG;WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Special features SIM;GPS;Music Player;Video Player;E-mail
Other camera features 16MP (Front camera)
Form factor Touchscreen Phone
Weight 186 Grams
Colour black
Battery Power Rating 3700
Whats in the box Handset, Screen Protector (pre-applied), Translucent Case, OnePlus Fast Charge Type-C Cable, OnePlus Fast Charge Power Adapter, SIM Tray Ejector, Quick Start Guide, Safety Information and Type-C to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter

Display

So Much Screen

The more screen you have, the more you can do with your phone. From games and movies to apps and web pages, every experience is immersive thanks to our edge-to-edge Optic AMOLED display.

Our Magic Touch

Hidden under the display, you will find our new in-screen fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 6T unlocks the moment your finger lands on the display for a seamless and intuitive unlock experience that takes just 0.36 seconds.

Truly Seamless

Thanks to our new in-display fingerprint sensor, the OnePlus 6T’s design is truly unified and even. Subtle curves create a sense of flow that mesmerizes every time you look at or hold it.

Powerful Smartphone

Take your game to the next level with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. With smooth software and powerful hardware working together, the OnePlus 6T is playing for the win. We hope you are too.

Redmi Note 7S

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Redmi Note 7S

                             48MP + 5MP AI Dual rear camera

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 AIE
4000mAh two-day battery
Aura Design

From ₹ 10,999

  • 48MP + 5MP AI
    Dual rear camera
    1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
  • Qualcomm®
    Snapdragon™ 660 AIE
    14nm octa-core processor,
    up to 2.2GHz
  • 4000mAh
    high-capacity battery
    Quick Charge™ 4 supported
  • 16cm (6.3) FHD+
    Dot Notch Display
    Immersive viewing experience
  • 13MP selfie camera
    AI Beautify
  • Aura Design
    Dual Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • P2i coating protection
    Splash-proof nano-coating
  • Type-C port
    Durable convenience

  • 13MP selfie camera
  • AI Beautify
  • AI Portrait mode
  • AI Face unlock