Welcome, everyone, to our popular series – TechnoBugg’s Weekly Roundup. In this series, we list our top 5 trending news of the week. We have some shocking news this week and this week is trending for IQOO, Poco, Samsung, and more. So let’s have a look at the top 5 trending news of the week.
1. Poco F3 GT Rumoured To Launch Soon in India
The brainchild of Xiaomi, who has branched out as an independent company has started teasing another launch and we have an idea about the upcoming smartphone. The head of Poco India had tipped that the upcoming Poco F Series smartphone will not be cheap and that it will have features that beat the competition.
If we are to look at a recent launch by Xiaomi, we can see that Redmi has launched the new Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition in China. It is having a MediaTek SoC and has positioned itself as a gaming smartphone. It is priced very aggressively as well. As a gaming smartphone, it comes with shoulder buttons, Liquid cooling and so on. Let us check out the specifications of the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition which could come to India as Poco F3 GT.
Expected Specifications of Poco F3 GT
Starting with the display, it sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. The display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and a whopping 480Hz touch sampling rate. It also comes with an HDR10+ rating and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.
Under the hood, the Redmi K40 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC which is based on 6nm architecture. It is accompanied by up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. For extended gaming sessions and a controlled temperature, it comes with aerospace-grade vapour chamber cooling and graphene inside. The company has also launched an ice-sealed cooling back clip too.
Coming to the optics, it sports a triple rear camera that begins with a 64MP primary sensor followed by an 8MP ultrawide-angle camera with a FOV of 119-degree. The primary camera comes with the industry-first ED ultra-low dispersion optical glass lens. Finally, there is a 2MP macro sensor takes the count to three. The centrally-aligned punch hole carries a 16MP front camera. At the back, there is a pulsating ambient light that can light up in different colours and act as a notification indicator. Click here to read more about the upcoming Poco F3 GT.
2. Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Lands in India with Snapdragon 750G Processor
Samsung has announced the Galaxy M42 5G which is the cheapest 5G smartphone from the brand. If you remember, it is a rebranded version of the Galaxy A42 which was released in September as an exclusive to the European markets. However, the smartphone compromises on many aspects such as the display resolution. Let us see the detailed specifications and pricing of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G features a 6.6-inch S-AMOLED Infinity-U display and it is Samsung’s term for the waterdrop like notch. It features a display resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, and the same is matted with 6/8 GB RAM. In terms of storage, the device is coming with 128 GB of internal storage and that can be expandable up to 1TB via a MicroSD card.
Speaking about the camera department the latest Samsung Galaxy M42 5G smartphone features a quad rear camera setup and that is in the combination of a 48-megapixel primary sensor and f/1.8 aperture lens, along with an 8-megapixel sensor ultrawide lens with 119-degree FOV. The other two cameras are two 5MP units for depth and macro shots. It also has a front camera of 20-megapixel. It also supports the in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Click here to find about the pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.
3. Oppo A53s 5G Launched in India as the Cheapest 5G Smartphone
The Chinese mobile manufacturer has launched the Oppo A53s 5G in India. It is the cheapest 5G handset in the country. It features a MediaTek SoC and has snatched the title of the cheapest 5G smartphone from Realme 8 5G, by whiskers. The smartphone is cheaper than Realme’s offering and offers more RAM for the price. As you might have guessed this smartphone also has a certain similarity with the Realme 5G smartphone. Let us explore the details of the Oppo A53s 5G in detail.
Specifications of Oppo A53s 5G
The camera module placed on the backside of the Oppo A53s 5G features a 13-megapixel main snapper with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth assist lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture in both units. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Regarding the connectivity options, the device supports 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, 3.5mm headphone jack GPS, and USB Type-C. The device is coming with a big 5000mAh battery. It runs on ColorOS 11.1 based Android 11 OS. The device weighs 189.6 grams. Click here to find the pricing and availability of Oppo A53s.
4. Qualcomm Reportedly Working on Snapdragon 888 Pro
The semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm is reportedly working on a successor to the latest and greatest Snapdragon 888 which will be called Snapdragon 888 Pro. According to the leaks, the SoC will make it to the market during the second half of this year.
According to the Chinese leakster, Digital Chat Station, the new SoC is already being tested by the Chinese smartphone manufacturers. He also says that the smartphone powered by this chipset will debut in the third quarter of this year.Unlike last year, more Chinese OEMs will use the upcoming SoC according to the Weibo post.
The Snapdragon 888 Pro will have the same Cortex X1 core leading the charge and will have a higher clock speed, and the other cores will likely retain the same speed. Regarding the GPU, we might not see a huge bump again this year.
There are already concerns about the stability, throttling and battery efficiency of the Snapdragon 888 SoC. Many of the first smartphones that are powered by the SoC, like the Xiaomi MI 11, were running hotter in longer gaming sessions. Even now there are reports of over heating issues and battery drain in smartphones powered the chipset. We hope the company turns things around and fix these issues with the upcoming chipset. Click here to read more about the Snapdragon 888 Pro.
5. IQOO 7 & 7 Legend Launched in India with 120Hz AMOLED Display, 66W Fast Charging and More
IQOO is the subsidiary brand of Vivo which in turn is a child of the BBK industry. When IQOO stepped into the country, they came up with a single device and was quiet for a long time. Now the company is back and is expected to launch multiple phones this year. It starts with the IQOO 7 Series and the company has finally launched it in the Indian market.
There are two devices in the Series – IQOO 7 and IQOO 7 Legend. These smartphones feature the latest chipsets from Qualcomm, great display, cameras and amazing build quality. For those of you who do not know, these smartphones are the rebranded versions of the IQOO Neo 5 and IQOO 7. Let us stop beating around the bush and dive straight into the specifications, pricing and availability of these smartphones.
IQOO 7 Specification
The newly unveiled smartphone features a 6.62-inch Samsung FHD+ AMOLED FHD+display with 2400×1080 pixels resolution and the same offers a punch-hole setup along with a 120Hz refresh rate, it also features an adaptive refresh rate as low as 30Hz. You will also get DC dimming, a peak brightness of 1300 nits, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 91.45% screen-body ratio. Moreover, it supports an instant touch sampling rate of 1000Hz and a touch report rate of 300Hz and the same also offers Super touch acceleration and the same features HDR10+, 105% of the NTSC gamut, and its SGS (Eyecare display) certified.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset and the same is paired with 8/12GB LPDDR4x RAM and the company offers memory Fusion and it can provide the 8GB to 11GB. In terms of storage, the smartphone supports 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO 7 features the Multi-Turbo 5.0 and the smartphone supports an independent dual-core display chip for higher frame rates, you will also features linear motors for haptics with 4D vibration, along with Hi-Res Audio certified, the smartphone also has a built-in Game box mode, and dual-speakers.
Coming to the photography department, the iQOO 7 features a triple camera setup on the back and that’s in the combination of a 48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX598 main lens with OIS, followed by a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome sensor. Upfront, the smartphone features a 16MP f/2.0 front camera. The camera department supports Raw HDR 2.0, Pixel shift UHD imaging, superb Night camera 5.0, super night portrait, HDR Panorama night mode, ultra-stable video with OIS, pro sports mode, cinema mode with 2.35:1 video format. The smartphone supports an in-display fingerprint scanner along with face unlock and the traditional security options.
Regarding the connectivity options, the smartphone supports NFC, GNSS, BeiDou, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1, 5GHz Wi-Fi 6. The smartphone is backed by a 4,400mAh battery with 66W Flash Charge support and the same runs OriginOS based on Android 11. It will be available in Solid Ice Blue and Storm Black colours. Click here to read about the specifications of IQOO 7 Legend.
So these are the top 5 trending news of this week. What are your thoughts on this list? Let us know in the comments section below. This Weekly Roundup will be available every Sunday, so stay tuned for that and much more information.