This week HMD Global introduced Nokia 7, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 5A, Huawei introduced Mate 10 series of phones, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 2 and lots more from this week in our roundup.
This week at an event in Germany, Huawei introduced Mate 10, its latest flagship smartphone along with the Mate 10 Pro. The Mate 10 packs a 5.9-inch Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display, while the Mate 10 Pro comes with a 6-inch FHD+ FullView OLED 18:9 display with ultra narrow bezels.
Both the phones are powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 10nm SoC with i7 co-processor with dedicated neural network processing unit, run Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Emotion UI 8.0 and have Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 2x Hybrid Zoom, dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and Huawei’s own dual ISP.
The Mate 10 Pro is also water-resistant body with IP67 ratings. Both the phones have dual 4G VoLTE and pack a 4000mAh battery with SuperCharge technology.
The Huawei Mate 10 comes in Champagne Gold, Classic Black, Pink Gold and Mocha Brown colors and is priced at €699 (US$ 825 / Rs. 53412 approx.) and the Mate 10 Pro comes in Titanium Grey, Midnight Blue, Mocha Brown and Pink Gold colors and is priced at €799 (US$ 940 / Rs. 61,077 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. There is also a Porsche Design Mate 10 made of premium materials in Diamond Black color priced at €1395 (US$ 1646 / Rs. 10,6585 approx.).
Xiaomi this week announced Redmi 5A, a budget 4G smartphone in the Redmi series and the successor of last year’s Redmi 4A in China without much changes. It has the same 5-inch HD display, Quad-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3000mAh built-in battery.
It comes in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colors and is priced at 599 yuan (US$ 90 / Rs. 5880 approx.).
HMD Global this week announced Nokia 7 smartphone in China, as expected. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 630 Mobile platform, runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It has Dual-Sight technology to create Bothie – a split screen visual for both photos and videos, features 7000 series aluminium chassis with diamond cut bevelled edges and Corning Gorilla Glass on the back. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It has a 3000mAh built-in battery with fast charging.
It comes in Gloss Black and Matt White colors, is priced at 2,499 yuan (US$ 376 / Rs. 24,520 approx.) for the 4GB RAM version and the 6GB RAM version costs 2,699 yuan (US$ 406 / Rs. 26,480 approx.).