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LG Q60 launched in India

Prajyot Mainkar

LG has announced Q60, the mid-range Android Smartphone, in India for `13,490. This phone was earlier launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The phone comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ FullVision display that has a screen resolution of 1520 pixel x 720 pixels. The phone runs on 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. With 3GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard, this phone has a scope of expansion up to 1TB using a microSD card. Running on Android v9.0 Pie edition, this dual-SIM phone supports fingerprint sensor. On the optics side, LG Q60 comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera sporting LED flash, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel Super Wide Angle lens. For selfies and video calling, the phone has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Its network features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS + GLONASS. There is a 3500 mAh battery that provides backup. This phone will be available in India from October 1 in Moroccan blue colour. The device was launched at MWC in aurora black colour as well.

Samsung has announced the arrival of Galaxy A70S in India, which is a successor of Galaxy A70. This phone comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 pixels x 1080 pixels. The features of this phone don’t differ majorly from A70. It runs on Android v9.0 Pie edition with Samsung One UI and packs 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 612 GPU. This Dual-SIM supported device has 6GB and 8GB variants with 128GB, which can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card. There is a 64-megapixel rear camera sporting LED flash, a 5-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. This phone also has a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. Easy unlock is possible with the phone’s In-display Fingerprint sensor. Network features include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, USB Type-C, and GPS + GLONASS. There is a 4500mAh (typical) battery. The 6GB edition costs `28,999 while the 8GB edition comes with a price tag of `30,999. The Samsung Galaxy S70s is available in prism crush red, prism crush black and prism crush white colour options.

HMD Global has confirmed the set of phones that will receive the Android v10 – Go Edition updates, backed by the announcements made by Google for entry-level phones. Nokia 1 Plus will receive the Android v10 Go Edition update by Q1 2020 whereas Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1 will receive the updates by Q2 2020. The company has not yet confirmed the exact dates in the quarter. According to Google, this update will bring several improvements such as effective switching between the apps without bottlenecking memory, speeding up of app launch by 10 per cent compared to what it did on Android v9 Go-Edition, New encryption and more.

As expected, the Redmi 8A has been launched in India at a starting price of `6,499. The phone features a 6.2-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 32GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. It also features Android v9.0 Pie edition with MIUI v10. On the optics side, the phone packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and on the front-facing side there is an 8-megapixel camera. Network features could include  Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C, and GPS + GLONASS. The phone packs 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The colour options are midnight black, sunset red and ocean blue. The 3GB/32GB model will cost `6,999.

Huawei has launched MediaPad M5 Lite in India for a price of `21,990 with M-Pen Lite Stylus. The pad features 10.1-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display featuring a resolution of 1920 pixels x 1200 pixels. It runs on HiSilicon kirin 659 SoC and ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. Huawei has paired with Harman Kardon to deliver theater-quality sound. Running on Android v8.0 Oreo edition with EMUI v8.0, this phone has an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera as well. The MediaPad M5 Lite also features a fingerprint sensor for easy authorisation. Its network features include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, USB Type-C and GPS. Not to miss the 7500mAh battery sporting 18W fast charging and quick-charge facility. The MediaPad M5 Lite pad comes in champagne gold colour and will be available for sale from today.

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