Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday announced a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000 on its popular mid-range smartphone — Moto G5S Plus in India, bringing down the price to Rs 14,999.
Features of Moto G5S
64GB onboard storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Two 13MP sensors at the rear. One is a monochrome lens and the other one is an RGB sensor.
The specifications of G5S Plus include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
The device is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with “TurboPower” feature. “TurboPower” can give six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charge, the company had claimed during the launch.
The dual-SIM Moto G5S Plus runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS) out of the box and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The smartphone is available in blush gold and lunar gray colours on Amazon.in and “Moto Hub” stores that have been opened for consumers to experience the latest Motorola technology and get a hands-on demo of the entire product portfolio. (IANS)
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said mobile demand is expected to drop sharply in most regions due to an economic downturn caused by COVID-19 in the second quarter.
The overall market demand fell significantly quarter-on-quarter and the company’s smartphone shipments also declined in the first quarter. The Samsung IT and Mobile Communications Division posted KRW 26 trillion (nearly $21.6 billion) in consolidated revenue and KRW 2.65 trillion ($2.1 billion) in operating profit for the first quarter of 2020.
“However, the company maintained sound profitability by improving the product mix, increasing the sales portion of 5G models and using marketing expenses efficiently during the period,” the south Korean giant said in a statement.
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In particular, the average selling price (ASP) of flagship smartphones increased compared to last year on the back of higher-than-expected share of Galaxy S20 Ultra sales as well as solid sales of the Galaxy Z Flip. The company expects a decline in product sales and its overall business performance as the market shrinks and effects of store closures continue to have direct impacts.
Amid the market uncertainty, Samsung said it will focus on improving cost efficiency and strengthening its online and B2B channels. “In case of any additional disruptions at production facilities, the Company will respond by flexibly utilizing its diversified manufacturing capabilities across the globe,” it added.
For the second half, amid uncertainties including the possibility of a prolonged pandemic, market competition is forecast to intensify as manufacturers strive to recover from the weakness in the first half. Samsung said it will continue to offer differentiated products in the premium segment with the launch of new foldable and Note models.
It also plans to enhance product competitiveness by expanding 5G adoption to mass-market smartphones and improve operational efficiency across all areas throughout R&D, production, supply, channel and marketing. (IANS)
Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Tuesday announced that it is delaying the April 2 sale of foldable flagship Moto Razr to April 15 in India due to the nationwide lockdown.
Motorola unveiled Razr (2019) on March 16 in India, at a price of Rs 1,24,999 for the sole 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. “Keeping national interest on top, we are abiding the government rules and want our e-commerce partners to deliver essential commodities at the moment,” the company said in a statement.
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The 2.7-inch OLED ‘Quick View’ interactive display on the outside of the device will keep you connected. The phone, when open, gives 6.2-inch ‘Flex View’ display with 21:9 ‘CinemaVision’ aspect ratio — the same ultra-wide dimensions used by the film industry.
The device has 16 MP dual use camera (f/1.7 aperture) that doubles up as the rear camera when open, and the selfie camera when closed.
It houses ‘Night Vision’ mode in extremely low-light conditions to bring more details out of the dark.
After creating a formidable space in the India smartphone market, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is looking to disrupt the mid-price segment further, and has launched two smartphones — Realme 6 and 6 Pro — with the company’s own user interface based on Android 10 software.
The device has been priced at Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 17,999 and the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option comes for Rs 18,999.
The smartphone comes in two colours: Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange. Both the colours look good, but blue is the one we reviewed.
The phone is wrapped in Gorilla Glass 5, both on the front and back.
Let us see how it fares.
Realme 6 Pro features a 6.6-inch LCD display with a dual hole-punch cutout, which gives the device a fresh look.
Watching videos and playing games on this Realme phone was good, thanks to the big AMOLED display with 90hz screen refresh rate and proper placement of front camera.
The power button is placed at the right side and has been flattened in order to accommodate a fingerprint sensor.
The SIM tray has slots for two nano-SIMs and a microSD card, along with volume rockers which are are placed on the left.
Meanwhile, the bottom edge of the phone has a single speaker, a USB-C port, as well as a headphone jack.
There is a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens.
The camera setup also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter with an f/2.3 aperture, 12MP telephoto shooter with an f/2.5 aperture, and a 2MP macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture.
The combination of sensors captured decent photos — pretty good via an under Rs 20,000 smartphone.
At night, we found the primary camera excellent in artificial lights. Night Mode was surprisingly effective and helped balance the brightness.
For selfies and video chat, the Realme 6 Pro comes with the dual hole-punch selfie camera setup that consists of a 16MP Sony IMX471 primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an 8MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 105 degrees.
The front camera is fairly good — in daytime as well as at night — with proper detailing and portrait shots had nicely blurred backgrounds.
The Realme 6 Pro can shoot videos at up to 4K, but only at 30fps and video shot also looked fine, with good stabilisation.
The phone packs Octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC, along with Adreno 618 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x dual-channel RAM.
Since Snapdragon 720G SoC is a newer chip, it also has new features such as support for Bluetooth 5.1, NavIC satellite navigation, and a more power-efficient Sensing Hub.
The device was powerful enough to handle anything from basic calls to heavy gaming without any trouble. Apart from PUBG, we also played ‘Call of Duty’ on high settings without any lag.
Additionally, the device runs Android 10 OS and the OS has Realme UI customization over it.