Gadgets Weekly: Redmi K20, Oppo Reno, ZenBook and more

Several tech majors such as Amazon, Apple, Xiaomi, and Oppo, among others unveiled a new line of phones, laptops, music players and accessories in India, as well as global markets.

DH lists a prominent product that made their debut this week (May 26-June 1):

Black Shark 2 
Xiaomi-backed Black Shark made their debut in India with the launch of flagship gaming phone Black Shark 2.
It sports a 6.39-inch full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and in-display fingerprint sensor.

On the back, it flaunts eye-catching chiselled textured shell case, resembling an armoured tanker and most importantly offers good grip for hands to hold on to the phone while playing a game.

Inside, Black Shark 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core backed by Andreno 640 graphics engine and to control the overheating, the company has incorporated Liquid Cooling 3.0 technology. It is based on Tower-wide global liquid cooling system that utilises liquid-cooled plate and liquid-cooled tube, which will be covered on all components that are susceptible to overheating under heavy processing particularly while playing graphics-rich games. It is capable of reducing the CPU’s core temperature by up to 14° C, the company claims.

It also boasts a feature-rich 48MP+12MP (with Samsung sensors) dual-camera on the back and a 20MP selfie snapper on the front.
Other stipulated features include Android Pie OS, 6GB RAM/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage and comes with 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a full day under mixed usage. It also supports 27W fast charging Type C port.
The new Black Shark 2 come in two options– 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage–for Rs 39,999 and Rs 49,999, respectively. It will available for purchase from June 4 onwards exclusively on Flipkart.

Oppo Reno series 
After Realme, Oppo introduced a new sub-brand Reno in India by unveiling two phones- Reno and Reno 10X Zoom.
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom sports 6.55-inch full-view AMOLED display with 93.1-per cent screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 shield

It boasts unique shark-fin inspired rising front camera with 16MP sensor to capture selfies. On the back, it comes with a triple camera module with a 48MP primary sensor, 13MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor.

New Reno 10X Zoom and Reno; picture credit: Oppo India

under-the-hood, it comes with 4,0065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging, Dolby Atmos, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor with tri-cooling control to dissipate overheating, Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 (with Hyper Boost 2.0-Frame Boost and Touch Boost for gaming).

Whereas the generic model Reno features same design language as the 10 X Zoom including the shark fin rising pop-up selfie camera, but differ in terms of internal hardware.
It comes with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6, a 3,765 battery with VOOC charging, 48MP+5MP dual camera on the back, 16MP front camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.

As far as the pricing is concerned, Oppo Reno 10X Zoom comes in two  configurations–6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage–for Rs 39,990 and Rs 49,990, respectively.

On the other hand, the Oppo Reno (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) costs Rs 32,990. All the new phones will be available exclusively on Flipkart from June 7 onwards.

Xiaomi Redmi K20
After weeks of speculations, Xiaomi finally pulled the wraps off the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro.

Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED HDR display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It also comes with Gorilla Glass 5 shield and 3D glass cover. On the back, it boasts a glossy premium shell with gradient finish.

Inside, it comes with a powerful 7nm-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB/8GB LPDDRX4 RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage (UFS 2.1) and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.

Redmi K20 Pro series; picture credit: Redmi India/Twitter

As far as the photography hardware is concerned, it boasts feature-rich triple camera, 48MP (with Sony IMx586 sensor, F1.85 aperture), 13MP ultra wide angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens on the back. And, a 20MP pop-up selfie camera.

On the other hand, the generic Redmi K20 comes with pretty much same design language including internal hardware as the top-end model but differs in a couple of aspects. It houses

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core and supports 18W fast charging.

Rest including the display, battery capacity, and the camera remains the same as the Redmi K20 Pro.

In India, the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro are expected to come with Poco F2 and F2 Pro branding.

Apple iPod Touch (7th gen)
After four years, Apple finally refreshed its iPod Touch line with upgraded hardware. The new iPod Touch (7th gen) sports a slim body form with the premium metallic shell on the back and a 4.0-inch display with bezels, home button, and camera at the top centre in the front side.

Inside, it houses an Apple A10 Fusion chipset,  which makes the device support Augmented Reality (AR) games offering an immersive experience, which the previous iteration lacked.

With this, the iPod Touch now users can be able to subscribe to Apple Arcade and enjoy exclusive gaming titles like the top-end iPhone and iPad users.

Apple iPod Touch (7th gen); picture credit: Apple

The iPod Touch (7th gen) comes in three storage variants-32GB,128GB and 256GB– for Rs 18,900, Rs 28,900 and Rs 38,900 in India. It will be available in six colour options–space grey, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED.

Amazon Echo Show 5
The new Amazon Echo Show 5 flaunts a 5.5-inch display, which compact and yet big enough for a perfect kitchen TV or in a living room or children room.

Users can simply wake the device with ‘Hey Alexa’ and start asking to play movie trailers,  news snippets from popular channels, the sports update such as Champions league goal score or of a cricket match in the ongoing World Cup.

He/she can also look for recipes and the Echo Show 5 will start a step-by-step guide to on how to make traditional or an exotic dishes.
Also, consumers can listen to the latest songs on Amazon Prime Music and watch the latest TV shows on Amazon Prime Video. People can also play music from Hungama Music, Saavn, Gaana, and TuneIn – without additional cost.

Echo Show 5; picture credit: Amazon India

And, children can enjoy fun skills like Chu Chu TV, Chhota Bheem, and more.

With a 1MP camera, user can video chat with the spouse or parents or children at home at any time. The Echo Show 5 is now available on Amazon for Rs 8,999.

Syska Beat Pro
Emerging consumer electronics major Syska launched a new line of earphone HE1100 Beat Pro series. It comes with a built-in microphone, multi-function button which can be used to play, pause, control volume, track speed and answer calls.

Syska Beat Pro; picture credit: Syska

The Syska Beat Pro earphones also come with a 1.2 metre anti-winding TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers) round cable which provides a tangle-free experience. These earphones are compatible with all devices that include mobiles, laptops, gaming & music devices. It costs Rs 899 and will be available in two colours– black and white.

Motorola Moto Z4
Motorola unveiled the new Moto Z4 in the US. It sports 6.4-inch OLED full HD+ display with dot-notch design. Like the current crop of flagship phones, it boasts an in-screen finger sensor in addition to the face unlock capability. On the back, it flaunts a sturdy shell with a metallic frame.

Under-the-hood, the Moto Z4 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core chipset backed by Android Pie OS, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and a 3,600mAh battery, which is more than enough to run the phone for a whole day easily under mixed usage. It also supports TurboPower charging, which enables the device to quickly charge within minutes and offer several hours of talk time.

Moto Z4; picture credit; Motorola

It boasts a 48MP sensor with F1.7 aperture, meaning the camera will be able to absorb more light and capture stunning images at any type of environments. On the front too, Moto Z4 comes with an impressive 25MP selfie snapper. It will be released first in the US on June 6 for $499.99

Asus ZenBook series
Taiwan-based technology major Asus unveiled a new line of ZenBook, Duo and also anniversary special ZenBook Edition 30.

The ZenBook Edition 30 flaunts luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather — hand-crafted and hand-stitched. It sports a 13.3-inch full HD NanoEdge display and comes with Intel Core i7-8565U/Core i5-8265U processor,  Windows 10/ 10 Pro OS, 3D IR HD camera, ScreenPad (5.45-inch FHD+), 8GB/16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM/Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620 and a 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery with up to 14 hours of power backup.

On the other hand, the ZenBook Duo series comes with a secondary display dubbed as ScreenPad Plus, a  14-inch full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities. They come with 9th generation Intel Core processors, combined with up to 32GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, with ultrafast storage provided by up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.


Oppo Find X India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

Oppo Find X India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

Oppo Find X India launch live stream starts at 1pm IST


  • Oppo Find X India launch is scheduled to start at 1pm IST
  • The Find X launch event is being held in New Delhi
  • The smartphone was first unveiled last month, in Paris

Oppo Find X is all set to be launched in India today, at an event in New Delhi. To recall, the flagship smartphone was globally unveiled at a Paris event last month, and the Oppo Find X boasted of a novel motorised camera slider mechanism that houses both the front and rear cameras. The aim behind the design decision was to minimise bezels on the display, a trend that has seen choices like the display notch, a front camera on the bottom panel, and even a pop-up front camera. Other highlights of the Oppo Find X include 3D facial recognition, AI-based camera features like a front portrait mode, the top-end Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of inbuilt storage, an all-glass body, as well as fast charging. The launch will be live streamed from 1pm IST, and you can catch the live stream below.

Oppo Find X price

At its launch in Paris, the Oppo Find X price was set at EUR 999 (roughly Rs. 79,000) for its 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant, known as the Super Flash edition in China, with availability in August. In China, the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage variant was priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 51,400). We can expect a similar price point for the smartphone in India, and a release date towards the end of July seems probable, if not in August itself. Oppo is not expected to bring the Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition to India, with its limited availability, exorbitant price tag, and almost exotic specifications like 512GB of inbuilt storage and Super VOOC Flash Charge that takes just 35 minutes to fully charge the battery onboard.

Oppo Find X specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo Find X runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.42-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full-HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC with Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM. It comes with up to 256GB storage, not expandable via microSD card.

As we mentioned, the Oppo Find X sports a motorised camera slider that contains both the front and rear cameras, and rises when needed, including to unlock the smartphone using 3D facial recognition. The company calls its facial scanning tech O-Face Recognition, and like the iPhone X it uses and IR sensor and 15,000 dot projection to better analyse and recognise a face.

The Oppo Find X’s rear dual camera setup features a 16-megapixel primary sensor camera with LED flash, OIS and f/2.0 aperture, and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. It sports a 25-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone packs a 3730mAh battery with VOOC fast charging. The Super Flash variant in China bears a 3400mAh battery that features Super VOOC Flash Charge, which completely charges the smartphone in 25 minutes. Connectivity options include USB-Type C port, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, and GPS. The Oppo Find X dimensions measure at 156.7×74.3×9.4mm, and it weighs about 186 grams.


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Get impressive selfies and performance with the (6GB + 128GB) OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition

OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage offers a balance between quality selfies and performance.

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For those looking for selfie-centric devices, OPPO’s smartphones have always been under consideration. The company’s F-series of devices have been offering impressive qualities of selfies. However, with all this focus on selfies, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the smartphones offer more than just quality selfies. The devices are packs with hardware that aims to ensure a smooth performance.

With it newest smartphone, the OPPO F7, things are no different. The phone aims to offer a balance between quality selfies and performance. However, OPPO understands that the modern smartphone customer is always on the lookout for more. That is why it created the OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Let’s take a look at what you get with the top-of-the-line variant of OPPO’s flagship smartphone.

Always room for more

With the OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition, the one thing you shouldn’t find yourself wanting is storage space. The smartphone offers a whopping 128GB of internal storage space. So you can continue to take selfies to your heart’s content, without ever stopping to create more space. In case you do manage to fill of the space, you can always drop in a microSD card. The phone can support up to a mammoth 256GB of expandable storage. Further, you don’t have to choose between a second SIM or a microSD card. The phone comes with a Triple Memory Slot tray that lets you use two 4G VoLTE-enabled SIM cards alongside a dedicated microSd card slot.


When it comes to RAM, the top-of-the-line OPPO F7 offers a whopping 6GB RAM. That’s equal to, if not more than what most of the flagship smartphones offer these days. With such an high amount of RAM, expect smoother performance when it comes to transitions and opening apps. You’ll also get to enjoy better multitasking, which is always a good thing.

Super Full Screen display

One of the most striking things about the OPPO F7 is the Super Full Screen display, with a screen size of 6.23”. It takes up most of the front of the phone with very thin bezels. You also get a aspect ratio of 19:9, which makes it easier to hold and carry the device. The phone sports a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, which is more than the standard Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Smooth performer

The OPPO F7 is powered by a 2.0GHz Helio P60 octa-core chipset, which is one of the newest SoCs unveiled by MediaTek. Besides the impressive hardware, the phone also comes with a number of software-based enhancements as well. The device runs ColorOS 5.0, which is based on Android Oreo v8.1. ColourOS comes with a number of built-in features that makes thing a lot easier. These include an AI-powered album and full screen multitasking.

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You cannot talk about an OPPO smartphone without talking about the front camera. The OPPO F7 comes with a huge 25MP front facing camera for taking selfies. This camera sports a f/2.0 aperture lens, for better photos in low light conditions. While the focus may be on the front cameras, the rear cameras isn’t too shabby itself. At the back is a 16MP sensor with an even larger f/1.8 aperture lens. On top of this, the OPPO F7 also leverages the power of AI to help you up your game. The AI is able to take into consideration the sex, skin colour, and more in order to add the right beautification features. The AI also helps with scene recognition and can automatically sort images in the album.

With the OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, OPPO aims to offer a phone that not only takes impressive selfies, but also offers equally impressive performance. The fact that it comes with such head turning looks is just the icing on the cake. The device manages to look professional and sophisticated, while having a dash of flair and pizzazz. The features a faceted design that reflects light in a completely unique way. The rear panel of the phone looks different depending on the angle you are viewing it from. All these features come together to make the (6GB RAM/128GB storage) OPPO F7 Diamond Black edition a device to consider for anyone looking for a good looking phone that also looks great.


Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

Just a couple of days after announcing its launch date, Oppo on Friday revealed the key specifications and features of the Oppo F7 that is set to debut in India on March 26. The new smartphone will be the successor to the Oppo F5 that was launched last year and will sport an iPhone X-like notch. It will also bring a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) backed features to take on the competition. The formal launch invite of the smartphone previously hinted that it will be announced in the presence of three Indian cricketers, namely Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Ravichandran Ashwin, to attract cricket lovers in the country.

As per the new information provided by Oppo through a press note, the Oppo F7 will come with a 6.2-inch full-HD (1080×2280 pixels) Super Full Screen panel that sports an 89.09 percent of screen-to-body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset, instead of using any physical buttons or touch controls, will support gestures to let users easily navigate between apps. This appears to be an addition highly inspired by the gesture controls on the iPhone X. Additionally, Oppo has specified that it will offer features such as an App-in-App view as well as the ability to record and share videos of gameplay on the device.

For capturing selfies, the Oppo F7 will come with a 25-megapixel camera sensor on the front. The front-facing camera sensor will also support features such as AI selfie, AI Beauty, and Real-time HDR. Further, the handset is touted to offer preloaded Cover Shot and AR (Augmented Reality) stickers. The latter between the two new features is likely to be similar to the AR stickers that were debuted on Google Pixel phones last year.

We need to wait for the official launch to obtain the price and availability details of the Oppo F7. Meanwhile, you can expect some more details in the coming days.


Oppo, Qualcomm Partner on 5G Mobile Phones

Oppo, Qualcomm Partner on 5G Mobile Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Monday announced a partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm, where Qualcomm will support Oppo to make 5G-ready mobile phones.

As part of the “5G Pioneer Initiative”, Qualcomm will provide comprehensive solutions such as the radio frequency front-end field to Oppo, it was announced at the 2018 Qualcomm Technology Day in China.

“In the future, Oppo will continue to invest in groundbreaking technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence, and apply these to product scenarios based on the core needs of users,” Tony Chen, Oppo CEO, said during a panel discussion.

Oppo plans to launch 5G mobile phones in 2019.

“In 2018, Oppo will speed up entry into global markets, and specifically enter more developed countries like Japan, to provide smartphones featuring advanced technologies and artistic design to more users in the world,” Chen added.

Earlier this month, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, the key promotion organisation established by three official ministries in China, released the 5G technology R&D trial phase III specifications in Beijing.

Oppo says it has participated as the only smartphone manufacturer and made contributions to the 5G-standard formulation.

“The upcoming 5G era is unprecedented for the mobile phone industry, and Oppo will work together with our partners in the industry to grasp opportunities in this field,” said Alen Wu, Vice President of Oppo.

“Qualcomm Technologies has always been a key strategic partner and Oppo will continue to deepen cooperation with Qualcomm to facilitate healthy development of the industry,” Wu added.


Oppo F3 Plus 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

Oppo F3 Plus 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

Oppo on Monday announced its partnership with Flipkart to launch the F3 Plus 6GB variant in India. The new smartphone model will go on sale in the country with a price tag of Rs. 22,990 starting Thursday, November 16. Originally, the F3 Plus was debuted in the Indian market with 4GB RAM back in March at a price of Rs. 30,990.

As a result of the exclusive partnership, Flipkart is set to offer an additional exchange discount of Rs. 3,000, no-cost EMIs starting at Rs. 1,916, and a Buyback Guarantee of 50 percent of the smartphone’s value. Customers with HDFC Bank debit and credit cards will receive an additional five percent discount. Further, the online marketplace is offering a free 3-month Hotstar Premium subscription.

The new Oppo F3 Plus variant includes 6GB of RAM, 2GB more memory than the original handset that was launched with 4GB of RAM. However, apart from more memory space, the latest handset doesn’t have any further upgrades. The dual-SIM Oppo F3 Plus runs on Android Marshmallow-based ColorOS 3.0. It has a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) JDI In-Cell display and 2.5D Curved Glass. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset that is coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU.

The Oppo F3 Plus sports a 16-megapixel primary camera sensor on the rear with an LED flash and a dual camera setup on the front with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. It bears 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a dedicated slot. Also, it has connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, audio jack and Micro-USB with OTG. It packs a 4000mAh battery with Ultra-Fast VOOC Charging technology. Sensors on the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It measures 163.63×80.8×7.35mm and weighs 185 grams.

Oppo has provided preloaded software-enabled features such as Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama, Screen Flash, and Palm Shutter to enhance the camera capabilities of the F3 Plus.

“Oppo always takes immense pleasure in reaching out to its young audience in special ways. This time for our very special product, F3 Plus in 6GB variant, we proudly collaborate with Flipkart,” said Will Yang, brand director, Oppo India, in a statement.


Oppo F5 Launch Set for October 26, Tipped to Sport Dual Selfie Cameras

Oppo F5 Launch Set for October 26, Tipped to Sport Dual Selfie Cameras

Oppo has teased the upcoming launch of its F5 smartphone. In a post on its Philippines Facebook page, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer clearly mentions that the Oppo F5 will be launched on October 26. It’s not certain whether the Philippines launch will follow a China or global unveiling – for now, this is the only launch date disclosed for the selfie-focused smartphone.

The launch teaser on the Oppo Philippines page carries the tagline “F5: Capture the real you,” clearly indicating the smartphone would be selfie-centric. The Oppo F5 has appeared in a couple of leaks over the past two weeks, starting with launch posters in the Philippines. Featuring the same tagline, the posters were spotted in SM Megamall in Metro Manilla. The posters (seen below) show the smartphone from behind, in Black and Red colour variants, with a single rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel.

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Another set of Oppo F5 leaks showed the smartphone in a video promoting its selfie cameras, as well as render images. Alongside, some specifications were leaked. The Oppo F5 is said to have a 6-inch 18:9 display, 20-megapixel rear camera, dual 16-megapixel front cameras, Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4000mAh battery.

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All the leaks point to the smartphone having a metallic body with minimal display bezels. Other colour variants seen include Gold and Rose Gold. Notably, the smartphone is also said to be the design reference for the recently leaked OnePlus 5T – though, we urge readers to take this last leak with a pinch of salt.