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Meizu M3X and Meizu Pro 6 Plus smartphones have been unveiled at an event in China. While the Meizu M3X is priced starting at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,900), the Meizu Pro 6 Plus will cost CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,900). The two smartphones will go on sale on December 8 and December 23 respectively.

The Meizu M3X and Meizu Pro 6 Plus come in two RAM/storage bundle options. The Meizu M3X is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage variant, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant costs CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,900).

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,900) for the 64GB version with 2GHz Exynos 8890 SoC, while the 128GB version with 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 SoC is priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,800).

Starting with the Meizu M3X, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LCD display. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz MediaTek P20 octa-core processor paired with ARM Mali T880 GPU. The new M3X smartphone runs on Flyme OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots.

Optics on the Meizu M3X include a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and 4K video recording support. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video chats as well. A fingerprint sensor is embedded inside the Home Button of the Meizu M3X, and the smartphone packs a 3200mAh battery with fast charging support. Meizu claims that the smartphone can charge up to 40 percent in 30 minutes using a 18W fast charger.Connectivity options in the Meizu M3X include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. The dimensions are at 153.8x76x7.4mm, and the Meizu M3X weighs 165 grams. The M3X smartphone will be made available in Pearl White, Phantom Blue, Gold, and Obsidian Black colour options.

Coming to the more expensive Meizu Pro 6 Plus, the smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 3D Press (pressure sensitive display) and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Exynos 8890 SoC of the Meizu Pro 6 Plus is paired with a Mali T880 MP10 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Pro 6 Plus also runs on Flyme OS 6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots.

Meizu Pro 6 Plus’ optics are the same as that of the M3X’s except that the rear camera supports dual-tone 10-LED Ring Flash, laser autofocus, and 4-axis optical image stabilisation. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Pro 6 Plus also embeds a heart rate sensor and an infrared sensor. It packs a bigger 3400mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 24W fast charging support that claims to charge the phone up to 60 percent in 30 minutes. Connectivity options in Meizu Pro 6 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C, and NFC support. The dimensions are at 155.6~CHECK~77.3×7.3mm, and the Pro 6 Plus weighs 158 grams. It will be made available in Champagne Gold, Sky Grey, and Moonlight Silver colour options.

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, the rumoured Pro version of the smartphone that was launched recently, is in the news again courtesy benchmarking site AnTuTu. The key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro have appeared on the benchmarks, revealing its display resolution, processor, RAM, and other features. The smartphone is expected to be launched in December, alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro.

The reported listing reveals that the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro sports a full-HD display. The Galaxy C7 Pro smartphone is tipped to be powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. As for the optics, the device sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and a similar 16-megapixel front camera as well.

The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro has been listed to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based on (presumably) TouchWiz UI. A separate Zauba listing had earlier revealed that the full-HD display would be of 5.7-inch in screen size. It was pegged to be priced at $199 (roughly Rs. 13,600).

The Galaxy C7 Pro has also been spotted on GeekBench earlier, and the phone scored 1000 on the single-core test and 5679 on the multi-core test. In this leak, the Galaxy C7 Pro was tipped to pack a 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro suggest that the smartphone is expected to run on the Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. To recap, Samsung Galaxy C7 was launched in May, and the 32GB variant was priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,600), while the 64GB was priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs.28,600). The Samsung Galaxy C5 is the smaller variant of the two and was launched alongside the Galaxy C7 in May. The 32GB is priced at CNY 2,200 (roughly Rs. 22,500), and the 64GB is priced at CNY 2,400 (roughly Rs. 24,600).

HTC India has launched the Desire 10 Pro smartphone in the market at a price of Rs. 26,490. The new HTC Desire 10 Pro will be available in the market starting December 15 across all channels. The company, which is celebrating 10 years in India, said it would launch its latest smartphone – the HTC 10 evo – in the country by the end of December.

The HTC Desire 10 Pro was launched globally alongside the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle. Like its sibling, the new Desire 10 Pro smartphone comes with a premium-looking design and matte body in a range of colours (Valentine Lux, Stone Black, Royal Blue, and Polar White) and a gold trim, apart from BoomSound stereo speakers. The more basic variant, the Desire 10 Lifestyle, was launched in India at Rs. 15,990 back in September.

While the HTC Desire 10 Pro was launched globally in two variants – 3GB of RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage – HTC is only bringing the latter variant to India. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Desire 10 Pro sports a fingerprint sensor, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s Sense UI on top.The Desire 10 Pro sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 400ppi and Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. As for optics, the Desire 10 Pro bears a 20-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR mode. It also sports a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR. The inbuilt storage on board the smartphone is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

The connectivity options on the Desire 10 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and 4G LTE Cat. 6 (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). It is powered by a 3000mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time on 3G networks. It measures 156.5x76x7.86mm and weighs 165 grams.

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HTC is all set to launch the Desire 10 Pro smartphone in India on Thursday at an event in New Delhi. To recall, the Desire 10 Pro was launched alongside the Desire 10 Lifestyle in September. The latter phone made it to India later that month itself, and now, the Desire 10 Pro is expected to be launched in the country.

Both the HTC Desire 10 Pro and HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle have several things in common – with the biggest being the design. Both smartphones sport matte finish bodies and metallic gold contours, while also featuring BoomSound stereo speakers.

The HTC Desire 10 Pro bears a fingerprint sensor – something its cheaper Desire 10 Lifestyle sibling doesn’t. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s Sense UI on top.

It comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection, and a pixel density of 400ppi. The HTC Desire 10 Pro is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. While the smartphone was launched in two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, only the latter model is being launched in India – the company site reveals. The storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).The Desire 10 Pro packs a 20-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR mode. It also sports a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR. Connectivity options Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and 4G LTE Cat. 6 (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). It is powered by a 3000mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time on 3G networks. It measures 156.5x76x7.86mm and weighs 165 grams.

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Huawei has launched its new smartphone, the Mate 9 Pro, in China. The smartphone is essentially a more premium version of company’s smartphone Huawei Mate 9, which was launched earlier this month, with upgraded specifications. The smartphone will be available in Champagne Gold, Space Gray, Mocha Brown, Moonlight Silver, and Ceramic White colours.

The China launch was reported by Android Headlines, which notes the dual-SIM Huawei Mate 9 Pro runs on company’s Emotion UI 5.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) curved AMOLED display – the biggest difference between the Mate 9 Pro and the Mate 9. The smartphone packs a 2.5GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup at the back with 20-megapixel monochrome lens and 12-megapixel RGB sensors with Leica lenses. The dual camera setup is tagged with dual-tone LED flash. The smartphone comes with a 8-megapixel front camera for taking selfies. The camera setup comes with optical image stabilisation capability.

It comes with inbuilt storage options of 64GB and 128GB and memory options of 4GB and 6GB of RAM. The 4GB variant of the smartphone has been priced by the company at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 46,500) while the 6GB RAM variant of the smartphone has been priced at CNY 5,299 (roughly Rs. 52,500). The Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The smartphone houses a large 4000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity the Huawei Mate 9 Pro offers options like GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The phone measures 152x75x7.5mm.

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Xiaomi announces new products every now and then but there are some products that are not kept exclusive to its home country. One of these products is earphones and the company has now launched new in-ear headphones in its Piston series named ‘Piston 3 Pro’. The company has not announced the availability of the earphones for other countries but it will go on sale in China from Friday.

The Xiaomi Piston 3 Pro earphones have been priced at CNY 149 (roughly Rs. 1,500) and will be shipping with four different sizes of ear plugs. The earphones have a CNC diamond-cut aluminium sound chamber with an anodised surface and a CD pattern engraved design, as pointed out by Gizmo China. Xiaomi Piston 3 Pro earphones make use of a “Graphene diaphragm,” which allows for more powerful double coils along with the moving piston to produce more natural sounds, the company says on its official product page.
The earphones come with three in-line control buttons to play, pause, and change tracks. The 1.25-metre wire on the Xiaomi Piston 3 Pro earphones has a matte finish but the company has not made it flat to give a tangle-free experience. The earphones can be expected to be durable as the company claims that the earphones have gone through 700 quality tests that were harsher than the industry standard. The earphones weigh in at 17 grams, have an impedance of 32 Ohms, a frequency range of 20-40KHz and sport a 3.5mm jack. They come with 3 silicone ear buds and a travel bag.

The company launched its Piston in-ear headphones in India in 2014 and the new entrant in the series might as well make its way to India eventually but there is no word on Indian release of the earphones just as yet.

 
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Meizu has launched an upgraded version of the Pro 6, and is calling it Meizu Pro 6s. The smartphone is a carbon copy of its base variant, with respect to design, but comes with upgrades in the camera and battery life. It is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,700), and is expected to launch in China soon.

The Meizu Pro 6s will be available in the same – Grey, Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold – colour variants, and will sport the same curve-edged aluminium body with identical antenna bands design. It is essentially just a specifications upgrade, while the design and look has been kept intact by Meizu. Just to recap, the Meixu Pro 6 was launched in April this year, with the price starting at CNY 2,500 (roughly Rs. 25,700).

The Meizu Pro 6s features a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear sensor with enhanced with 4-axis optical image stabilisation, laser-assistance, phase-detection autofocus, and 10-LED dual-tone ring flash. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture stays the same with large 1.4-micron pixels.The battery has also been bumped up to 3060mAh (from the 2560mAh seen on the Pro 6), and this has caused the weight to also increase slightly. The Meizu Pro 6s measures at 147.7×70.8×7.3mm, and weighs 163 grams. The smartphone supports fast charging with mCharge 3.0 technology via a 24W charger.

The Meizu Pro 6s also has the 3D Press functionality seen on the base variant, and the fingerprint scanner is integrated under the Home Button. The 3D Press feature is nothing but Meizu’s take on the 3D Touch pressure sensitive display technology that Apple debuted with the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch Super Amoled full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with a pixel density of 423ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor with the 4 Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.4GHz, 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz, and 2 Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz. The deca-core processor is clubbed with 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and Mali-T880 GPU. The Meizu Pro 6s offers 64GB of non-expandable storage. On the connectivity front, the Meizu Pro 6 comes with the support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, A-GPS, and USB Type-C connectivity.

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The world’s first Tango smartphone – the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro – is now finally available to buy. The smartphone was due to go on sale online in August and hit retail shelves in September, but then got delayed to October and then November, before finally getting a November 1 release date in the recent past. The smartphone is now available to buy via the company’s website, priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 33,300).

Availability in other markets is not known yet. As per an earlier report citing a company representative, the Phab 2 Pro will be available in those Asia Pacific markets where Lenovo has launched smartphones before – this will include India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Myanmar. It is not listed on the India website yet however.To recall, the Phab 2 Pro is the first Tango smartphone, the first commercial product from Google’s Project Tango team that was working on machine vision in mobile devices. The smartphone bears a camera and sensor setup to enable motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. All this is meant for augmented reality (AR) applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming.

Lenovo had announced special Tango app store will be ready with 25 apps at launch, with hope to reach 100 apps by year-end. Accompanying the launch of the smartphone, Google in a blog post on Tuesday said over 35 of the apps have gone live on Google Play, where it is also featuring some of them. Phab 2 Pro users can also easily download the Tango app to see all available experiences.

Apps and games include a measurement app called Measure; furniture apps such as Homestyler Interior Design; world builders like Towers for Tango, and games such as Domino World, Crayola Color Blaster, and Slingshot Island.

Tthe Lenovo Phab 2 Pro sports a 6.4-inch QHD IPS display, and a total of four cameras. It bears a 8-megapixel front camera, a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera, a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Phab 2 Pro bears a 4050mAh battery that’s promised to deliver a 15-hour battery life. It also sports Dolby Atmos audio technology for its speakers, apart from Dolby Audio 5.1 Capture technology for recording 3D sound.

 
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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the world’ first Project Tango smartphone, is expected to go on sale on November 1. Developed in collaboration with Google, the Phab 2 Pro was originally slated to be released in September, but its launch was later pushed back.

Last week, the official Lenovo US website mentioned that the phablet will go on sale on November 1, but the listing Phab 2 Pro page only says ‘Coming Soon’ at present. The smartphone has been priced at $499.99 (roughly Rs. 34,000) in the US market.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will make use of AR and VR sensors to map the surroundings and with the help of applications designed for Google Tango, users will be able to interact with things in the virtual world.

Google Tango enables the users to measure the size of objects in their room by using just their smartphone camera and also to place and see furniture virtually in real-world size before actually purchasing them off Internet. There are certain games designed specifically for Google Tango, which will provide an immersive environment for gamers to interact with.In terms of specifications, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro sports a 6.4-inch QHD IPS display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It houses a 4050mAh battery.

The Phab 2 Pro houses a total of four cameras in it. There is an 8-megapixel camera at front, a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera, a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera. The Phab 2 Pro can record videos in 360-degree and 4K as well. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner at its back.

 
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LeEco’s Le Pro 3 and Le S3 smartphones were front and centre as LeEco on Wednesday announced its entry into the lucrative US market. At an event in San Francisco, the backyard of Google and Apple, the Chinese company unveiled the new product line-up, which also includes the LeEc uMax85 4K  television, a week after it accidentally let slip some of its upcoming products.

The LeEco Le Pro 3 is priced at $399 (approximately Rs. 26,700), while the LeEco Le S3 costs $249 (approximately Rs. 16,700). The uMax85 4K television, unsurprisingly, is the most expensive of the lot at $4,999 (approximately Rs. 3,34,000).

However, more than the devices, LeEco wants users to use the hardware to adopt its suite of streaming services and value-added features which it calls EcoPass. Customers who buy the phones will get a three month free subscription while the TV comes with a year’s subscription to EcoPass. This entails you to a two year warranty for phones and three years for TVs; 5TB LeCloud storage space; unlimited movies on Fandor; exclusive sale on LeMall; and discounted prices for add-on content partners in LeApp. The devices will be available via a flash sale system on LeMall.com, beginning on 2nd November.

The Le Pro 3 is the same smartphone that was launched in China last month. It features a 5.5-inch, full-HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 4070mAh battery, and will be available in gray and gold trims. The cameras include a 16-megapixel shooter on the back and a 8-megapixel sensor on the front.

The Le S3 is very similar to the Le 2 and features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 652 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and comes with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras for the rear and front. It will be available in gray, gold, and rose gold.

LeEco’s Super4 X series televisions will also go on sale around the same time and will include the Super4 X43 Pro for $649 (approximately Rs. 43,500); Super4 X55 for $899 (approximately Rs. 60,300); and the Super4 X65 for $1,399 (approximately Rs. 93,700). The full range of LeEco’s TVs in the US runs on EUI with the LIVE and Le apps along with support for Harman Kardon speakers (except the Super4 X43 Pro), Android TV and Google Cast technology. LeEco’s mammoth 85-incher supports 4K with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and according to the company, an ‘industry leading’ dimming zones for better contrast.

Like we mentioned earlier, the devices are a platform to leverage LeEco’s big content push in the US market. The company is also tying up with a host of content partners, right from MGM to Cosmopolitan, with many more jumping onboard in the weeks to come.

In order to build a better ecosystem, the company also announced a User Planning to User (or UP2U), an early access system program where your participation can yield monetary rewards in terms of instant rebates on LeEco’s products.

“We developed the UP2U model to let users directly influence how our products and services evolve. We have a dynamic process for gathering and implementing the feedback into every aspect of our business from design, R&D and software, to pricing and even the content we deliver,” said Rob Chandhok, Chief R&D Officer for LeEco North America.

The company also showcased the Super Bike, which runs on Android and offers connectivity and security features like laser lane markers, fingerprint locking system, and more. The bike will only be available as part of the UP2U program in the US and won’t be going on sale in the country anytime soon. The same goes LeEco’s VR headset called ExploreVR, which is currently only available as a developer kit.

Last but not least, we got a glimpse at the LeSEE Pro, LeEco’s successor to the LeSEE concept electric car. Unfortunately, LeEco didn’t share many details associated with the car, which isn’t surprising considering the first version itself is still far from being production ready.