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Redmi Note 9 Pro to Go on Sale Today at 12 Noon via Mi.com, Amazon: Price in India, Offers, Specifications.

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As the government has eased restrictions on the nationwide lockdown, the smartphone manufacturers are now working on resuming online sales of their smartphones. Xiaomi India’s Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain announced the sale via his Twitter handle on Monday. Redmi Note 9 Pro will go on sale in India today at 12 noon. The sale of the smartphone will take place on both Amazon as well as Mi.com.

The phone was launched in March and boasts impressive specifications, like a quad rear camera setup and octa-core processor. The phone comes in three colour options namely, Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. The Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available on the Xiaomi India website (mi.com) and Amazon in two RAM and storage configurations. As for deliveries, the government has allowed delivery of non-essential items in Orange and Green zones throughout the country. To recall, Xiaomi had also put the phone on sale yesterday but it was quickly sold out.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro features a 6.67-inch fullHD+ IPS LCD display with a punch-hole design. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor paired with the Adreno 618 GPU. It packs in up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The phone packs a 5,020 mAh battery capacity with 18W fast-charging support.

On the camera front, the Redmi Note 9 Pro sports a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, there is a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.

Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India, sale offers

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is available in India in two variants, namely 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. The base variant with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs. 13,999 while the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. Both Amazon and mi.com have a sale offer where customers can enjoy a flat discount of Rs. 1,000 when making the payment through ICICI credit card. The offer is also valid on ICICI credit card and debit card EMI transactions. The sale will start at 12pm (noon) today.

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Said to Plan $1 Billion Investment in India

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By Reuters | Updated: 11 July 2020

Foxconn plans to invest up to $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,516 crores) to expand a factory in southern India where the Taiwanese contract manufacturer assembles Apple iPhones, two sources said.

The move, the scale of which has not previously been reported, is part of a quiet and gradual production shift by Apple away from China as it navigates disruptions from a trade war between Beijing and Washington and the coronavirus crisis.

“There’s a strong request from Apple to its clients to move part of the iPhone production out of China,” one of the sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Foxconn said it does not comment on matters related to customers, while Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

Foxconn’s planned investment in the Sriperumbur plant, where Apple’s iPhone XR is made some 50 km west of Chennai, will take place over the course of three years, the second source said.

Some of Apple’s other iPhones models, made by Foxconn in China, will be made at the plant, said both sources, who declined to be identified as the talks are private and details have yet to be finalised.

Taipei-headquartered Foxconn will add some 6,000 jobs at the Sriperumbur plant in Tamil Nadu state under the plan, one of the sources said. It also operates a separate plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it makes smartphones for China’s Xiaomi, among others.

Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way last month said it would ramp up its investment in India, without giving details.

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Apple accounts for about one percent of smartphone sales in India, the world’s second-biggest smartphone market, where its pricey iPhones are often seen as a status symbol.

Building more phones in India will also help Apple save on import taxes that further push up its prices.

Apple assembles a few models through Taiwan’s Wistron in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru. Wistron is also set to open a new plant, where it plans to make more Apple devices, Reuters previously reported.

“With India’s labour cheaper compared with China, and the gradual expansion of its supplier base here, Apple will be able to use the country as an export hub,” Neil Shah of Hong Kong-based tech researcher Counterpoint said.

India is also working to boost electronics manufacturing by firms such as Foxconn and last month launched a $6.65 billion plan, offering five global smartphone makers incentives to establish or expand domestic production.

Having Apple widen its local presence is likely to be a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship “Make In India” drive, aimed at creating new jobs.

South Korea’s Samsung has already said it will make smartphones for export from its plant outside New Delhi.


© Thomson Reuters 2020

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Asus ROG Phone 3 With Snapdragon 865+ SoC Launching in India on July 22, Company Reveals

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Asus ROG Phone 3 global launch will take place on July 22, the company announced on Wednesday and it will also act as the India debut of the phone. We thought the phone would initially debut in China and then make its way to more markets in the coming weeks. The company has, however, started sending out press invites, confirming that the ROG Phone 3 launches in India on the same day. Asus has revealed that its next-generation gaming phone would pack the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC.

The company will be live streaming virtual event via their official YouTube channel on July 22 at 8:15pm IST and other social media handles. As soon as Asus put out live streaming link we will embed that here in this post for you.

Asus ROG Phone 3 now has a dedicated microsite over on Flipkart. It does not reveal anything new about this gaming phone, except for the fact that YouTube creator Ajey Nagar (better known as CarryMinati) seems to be the new face of the brand in India.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 specifications spotted on Geekbench

ASUS ROG series of phones are quite popular among mobile gaming enthusiasts and it seems like the company is gearing up for a third instalment. An ASUS phone with model code 1003DD was spotted on Geekbench last month with 8GB RAM, Android 10 OS and motherboard Kona, which is linked to the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. While it isn’t confirmed, speculations are rife that it could be the ASUS ROG Phone 3 based on the model number. Now, the model number has appeared on the benchmark platform with 12GB RAM. This means the handset should be available in more than just one variant.

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 12GB RAM variant has managed to score 910 points in the single-core test and 3,229 points in the multi-core test. The 8GB RAM model had achieved 902 points and 3,074 points, respectively. ASUS recently announced a partnership with Unity, a platform that is used for creating mobile games. The company mentioned that it would create a plugin for Unity’s Engine that will support five features of the ROG Phone II as well as the upcoming ROG Phone 3. This is the first time that ASUS has openly talked about the gaming phone.

The ASUS I003DD was earlier spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification platform. The listing revealed it would come with Qualcomm QCA6390 chipset for connectivity, 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi Direct, and Miracast support. Unfortunately, that’s everything we know about the ASUS ROG Phone 3 at the moment, but we’re hoping to come across more information soon. The phone should launch in India as the company trough the ROG Phone 2 as well. Unfortunately, the ROG Phone 2 has been out of stock in the country for the pasts few months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moto G 5G Plus With Snapdragon 765 SoC, Quad Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

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We know that Motorola is on the verge of launching two new budget smartphones – the Moto G 5G, and the Moto G 5G Plus on Tuesday. It features a dual-punch-hole display design and a whopping display. The phone comes with a quad-camera setup and a Snapdragon 765 SoC. The Moto G 5G Plus is equipped with a large 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging, quad rear cameras. The newly launched Motorola Moto G 5G Plus price starts from €349, which is around Rs 29,500 in India. The phone will be available in Europe from today, but Motorola said it will launch the device in the US market, currently unknown whether will also be launched in India or not.

Motorola Moto G Plus: Price

The newly launched Motorola Moto G 5G Plus price is set at €349, which is roughly Rs 29,500 in India. For the same price, the company will be selling the 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage model. There is also a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, which is priced at €399 (approximately Rs 33,730). the latest Motorola phone will also be released in the US, but later this year and it will be priced under $500 (roughly Rs 37,400). Motorola has announced that the Moto G 5G Plus won’t launch in the US, but another sub-$500 phone will make it to North America in the fall.

Moto G 5G Plus specifications

We already know that the Moto G 5G will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The storage is further expandable using a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 1TB) and that it will also get a quad rear camera setup that consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also gets a 21:9 FHD+ display and a 90Hz refresh rate.  The ‘Plus’ variant of the device, therefore, can be expected to come with better specifications. At this moment, it remains unclear if the Moto G 5G Plus will get a better SoC than the SD765 processor.

The Moto G 5G Plus runs on Android 10 and has a dual-SIM slot (Nano + Nano). The Moto G 5G Plus has a large 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower fast charging. The company touts at two-day battery life on the phone. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and connectivity options include USB Type-C port, 5G SA/NSA, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and more. The Moto G 5G Plus weighs about 207 grams and measures 168x74x9mm and it weighs 207 grams. Sensors on board include accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, sensor hub, and e-compass.

Moto G 5G Plus full specifications

Network 

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
5G bands SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch 

Announced 2020, July 07
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, July 08

Body 

Dimensions 168 x 74 x 9 mm (6.61 x 2.91 x 0.35 in)
Weight 207 g (7.30 oz)
Build Plastic frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash resistant

Display 

Type LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 104.9 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
90Hz refresh rate
HDR10

Platform           

OS Android 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU Adreno 620

Memory 

Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
UFS 2.1

Main Camera 

Quad 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118° (ultrawide), 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.2, 1.75µm, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps

Selfie camera 

Dual 16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm, (wide)
8 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm, (ultrawide)
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps

Sound 

Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Comms 

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, LTEPP, SUPL
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features 

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Battery 

Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 20W

Misc 

Colors Blue
Price About 350 EUR

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