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Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Price And Specifications

After a huge success of Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has decided to launch its new model of Galaxy Note 9 on August 9, 2018 with the same specs as that of Galaxy S9 with just added redesigned S Pen stylus so as to get a Note handset.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Available (RAM / STORAGE / CAMERA / COLOR, etc.)

Galaxy Note 9 is expected to have a display of 6.38 inch, bigger than that of the Note 8’s 6.32 inch, with a QHD+ Super AMOLED display. Moreover, as per the latest information the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will offer 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB variant and upto 1TB of expandable storage via micro SD storage. The Galaxy Note 9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Galaxy Note 8 had a feature of 6GB RAM but since other companies came up with a storage of 8GB RAM, it is estimated that it will have 6GB of memory as its standard configuration but that an 8GB option will be available too.

With the improvisation of camera, it will have a pretty clear picture with dual 12MP rear  camera stacked vertically with variable aperture in low-light settings and multi frame noise reduction and a 8 MP Front facing camera. Samsung has been eyeing a larger capacity battery , thus the Galaxy Note 9 will have an increase from 3,300 mAh to 4,000 mAh, which is considered as the big feature of this model.

While the design might not change, the available colors could be slightly different from the previous version with blue, copper, silver, violet and black as the options. Besides all the specs, the S Pen, among the greatest features, could be getting some more big upgrades. The main is the addition of Bluetooth, with  source saying that it could allow you to unlock the Note 9 with the S Pen and also use it as a long-range self-timer and also, S Pen will be able to control music, operate the camera shutter system remotely, and launch apps and features of your choice.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price is likely it’s to be expensive. The Galaxy Note 8 sold for $929 (£869, AU$1,499) at launch and we can’t expect Samsung lowering the price for the Note 9 after Apple has pushed prices even higher for the smart phones. The calculated value for Samsung Galaxy Note 9  512GB version at £1,150 in the UK (around $1,500 / AU$2,000) which would  certainly be the priciest model, so if this is accurate, buyers should  be able to get it for less money for less storage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 All Details:

Model Galaxy Note 9 with S Pen
Display 6.38 inch with a QHD+ Super AMOLED display
Storage 64GB, 128GB,256GB, 512GB of micro SD storage and upto 1TB of expandable feature
Processor Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
RAM 6 GB with also 8GB option
Camera Dual 12MP rear  camera and 8MP Front facing camera
Battery From 3,300 mAh to 4,000 mAh
Color Blue, Copper, Silver, Violet and Black
Price Galaxy Note 9  512GB version at £1,150 in the UK (around $1,500 / AU$2,000)
Top 5 Best Mobile Processors - Latest Mobile Phone Processor List

Top 5 Best Mobile Processors

A smartphone is a very essential part of our life and for the best smartphone, we need a powerful mobile processor. The processor comes with cores. A processor executes what you want your smartphone to do. Here are the top 5 best mobile processors.

The Top 5 Best Mobile Processors Are:

1.   Qualcomm Snapdragon

Top 5 Best Mobile Processors

It is one of the popular smartphone processors and known for its Snapdragon brand which is responsible for releasing mobile processors and LTE modems. Starting from 2005, Snapdragon went through a lot of series – S1, S2, S3, S4, S200, S400, S600, S800, S801, S805, S808, S810, S820, and S821. Qualcomm processors in medium to high-end phone market is either an S820 or 821. Snapdragon processors also produce less heat compared to other processors. Official website of Qualcomm Snapdragon is https://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon

2.   Apple Mobile processor

Apple makes contracts with processor manufacturing companies mainly Samsung and TSMC for making custom-built processors that suits their design and performance expectations rather than manufacturing any microprocessor. Apple A10 Fusion is the latest processor which is used in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It is a Quad Core built on 16 nm FinFET process capable of running at 2.4GHz speeds and a Hexa Core PowerVR GPU. It is twice faster and improves graphics processing by 50% compared to its previous A9 and A10.

3.   Intel Atom and Core M processor

These processors are based on an X86 architecture which is powerful than the ARM but consume more power compared to ARM architecture. It supports all major mobile operating systems. The latest Atom processor is mainly used in tablet manufacturers from Microsoft Surface, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, HP. As of 2016, Asus ZenFone. Core M processors are used in 12-inch Apple MacBook and HP Chromebook.

4.   NVIDIA Tegra

Top 5 Best Mobile Processors

It is built on 64 bit ARM architecture and now have gone through Tegra 1, Tegra 3, Tegra 4, Tegra 4i, Tegra K1, Tegra X1. In 2016 Tegra X1 is the most advanced Tegra chip in the market. The process is Quad Core with 256 GPU cores capable of 4K video capabilities. The chips are built on 20 nm technology. It is best for mobile gaming. Tegra has a poor record of heat generation and battery performance.

5.   MediaTek

Helio X20 and Helio X25 are the latest processors from media Tek which are used in smartphones and tablets. It is popular with Chinese manufacturer mostly used on smartphones like Xiaomi, Meizu, LeEco Le, Yu etc. The PowerVR GPU of MediaTek is better than most of the processors. MediaTek produces less heat than Qualcomm and other processors, is cheaper with good performance.

BlackBerry Key2 Review

BlackBerry KEY2 Review (Disappointing Mobile From BlackBerry)

The display is larger and keyboards are smaller of BlackBerry KEY2. The Key2 is similar dimensions to the Key1.  Let’s find out more for BlackBerry Key2 Review here.

BlackBerry KEY2 Review in Detail:

Key2’s 4.5-inch LCD panel and trimmed out some of the top bezel. This allows for a larger keyboard, separated by a row of capacitive buttons that now light up only when the phone is being actively used. There is no visual noise and has cleaner look handset for it. It has an all-aluminum body, which looks dapper in the black configuration. It has .5-millimeter headphone jack as well as its soft-touch backing. The size of the keycaps is increased by 20 percent, making for a roomier space for your thumbs to move. The Key2’s keyboard can do so many things. It provides a great way of scrolling through web pages without obscuring or smudging the display.

BlackBerry Key2 Review

Photo: BlackBerry

There is 52 key in the keyboard which includes most common keys with a spacebar and camera shutter. The keyboard has a new key labeled “sym” and called the Speed key. BlackBerry includes quite a few security-focused apps, starting with DTEK, where your overall security is gauged by the Key2 based on the apps and permissions set. Other apps in the BlackBerry include the Hub where texts, emails, Slack, and other messages are all grouped together, a password locker, redactor, file explorer, information locker, FM radio, and device search.  Key2 does maintain that other BlackBerry standby long battery life. It has an Oreo device with this great battery life which is quite impressive. There are two 12-megapixel cameras on the back with support for Google Lens image search, a portrait mode, and a 4K video recording. The camera app allows for full manual control.

At the bottom of the phone, you’ll find two speakers of middling sound quality and they definitely won’t fill a whole room as a speakerphone. They flank the USB-C charging port, which supports Quick Charge 3.0 and headphone jack.

BlackBerry KEY2 specification:

  • 4.5-inch IPS display at 1620 x 1080 resolution, 434ppi, and 3:2 ratio
  • Dual 12Mp rear-facing cameras (up to 4K video recording 24 / 30fps)
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Snapdragon 660 CPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64 or 128GB storage options (with microSD expansion)
  • 35-key QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (with BlackBerry app suite)

Disappointing things on BlackBerry Key2:

  • Lower-end chipset than competitors
  • Keyboard gestures are not very good
  • Cameras are unimpressive
  • The small screen is frustrating to use
Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro With Notch First Look/Review – Redmi 6 Pro Full Specification

There are many entry-level smartphones available in the market but nowadays there are only a few phones that are able to make special impressions on customers. Xiaomi has launched Redmi 6 Pro phone that has a perfect hardware and price. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is a mobile phone that comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 5.84 full-screen notch-display and a rear AI Dual Camera.

Display and Design:

It has a notch- display which is amazing to watch. It has a 5.84 full-screen display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 and a screen to body ratio of 19:9. The screen is immersive and also provide a feature like a sunscreen, luminous screen, eye protection mode and smart environment adaptation mode and many more. The screen of this mobile phone is 5.84 inches. And, we will not face any problem in controlling this mobile phone with one hand. It has three display die to notch display. They are a light sensor, earpiece, and 5-megapixel camera in the notch area.

Redmi 6 Pro

The rear panel has the traditional Redmi series three-stage design, which is very good at receiving signals. There is plastic in the upper and lower part and at the middle part, there is metal which a good balance between hardware and the price. Also, it includes 12 megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera in the upper left corner. There is flash between two cameras. The fingerprint scanner is placed in the middle and “MI” logo is placed at the bottom of the rear panel. On top of the phone, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, infrared sensor, and noise-reduction mic. At the bottom, there is a Micro USB interface along with a noise-reduction mic on the left and a speaker on the right. On the right side of the panel, the volume button and the power button are located which is the same design as Redmi series phone. Redmi 6 Pro provides a dedicated slot for dual sim cards and sd card. You can use two sim cards and an external SD card at the same time. The SD card support 128G.

Redmi 6 Pro Performance:

Redmi 6 Pro

Redmi 6 pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz and the GPU which is the Adreno 506 and the SoC that supports up to Cat7 LTE networks. This SoC is Qualcomm’s first eight-core processor with 14nm process, which provides better performance while consuming low power and Xiaomi’s optimization of this processor has reached the point of perfection.

It has got 78175 points in our AnTuTu Benchmark test in which the CPU score is 37504 points and the GPU score is 12817 points. This score is normal and this mobile phone only costs $150 and it has proved its strength by being able to score more than 70000 points.  It will also fulfill your entertainment needs. About its gaming performance, game framerate seems stable at around 30FPS, and the phone got heated slightly. This mobile is not recommended if you are looking to buy it for gaming purpose. It is good only for normal use and light gaming.

Redmi 6 Pro Camera:

The best part of this phone is its camera. It has 12 megapixels + 5 megapixels rear-mounted vertical camera, in which the primary camera has a pixel size of 1.25μm and that supports PDAF phase focus technology, and the 5 megapixels secondary camera records depth information to give more natural looks to photographs. It also comes with an AI camera which is more accurate and the blurred background look more realistic. The AI technology supports in 5-megapixel camera. The front camera is not high but it is enough to take selfies. The image quality of the Redmi 6 Pro is satisfying according to its price. Redmi 6 Pro camera also supports AI face unlocking, auction price comparison, photo translation. It also has the features like intelligent recognition and identifies some of the general items like flowers and cars.

Redmi 6 Pro Battery:

It has a 4000mAh large-capacity battery, which consumes 6% of power in the standby time of 15 hours. It can provide 34 hours of talk time, 16 hours of video playback, 12 hours of navigation and 7 hours of gaming. The life of the battery last for 2 days on normal use and last for a day in heavy use. It has the charging speed of the standard 10W power adapter which is quite good given that the output is 5V 2.0A. To charge from 16% to 42% it will take half an hour and need 100 minutes to charge fully. It will take two hours to charge from zero to fully charge.

Redmi 6 Pro Software:

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro runs Android-based MIUI 9 and has fewer bugs. But the bug of game interface remaining in the small part of the screen is present. Some pixels enters the notch areas when watching videos. The bug where GPS button was missing in the status bar has been fixed now. It is easy to operate which has the best screen gestures. It also provides you the options of hiding notch-display. You can also hide the notch display by going to display settings if you don’t like notch display. It can also provide you the options of hiding notch-display with the help of an AI assistant feature.

Redmi 6 Pro specification:

Redmi 6 Pro

Display 5.84 inch
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels
RAM 3GB
OS Android
Storage 32 GB
Rear Camera 12 megapixel
Battery capacity 4000mAh

Redmi Pro 6 Color and Price:

It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, and Red color variants. The price of this phone is starting at $150 which quite cheap and comes with amazing appearance and features.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Gets Similar Video Lock Screen Feature From Samsung Galaxy S9

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ or a note 8 then you have already received a new update that installs the June security patch. Samsung has been doing great with bringing new features in older devices. The latest update is a cool new feature that is largely unnoticeable. That feature is that Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Gets similar video lock screen feature from Samsung Galaxy S9

The update adds a new function that Samsung has already have in the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+. This function allows the user to set a video as the phone’s lock screen wallpaper. It is the same function that has in Samsung Galaxy S9. Some people may don’t like this features since it will most likely drain your headset’s battery faster. If you have received an update on your Samsung Galaxy s8 or Samsung Galaxy S9 or note 8 then you can check the new functionality on the background tab of Samsung themes. You can choose a video from your gallery app or choose from the predefined video as lock screen wallpaper. Tap three dots in the top right corner and choose as “set as background”. If you have not received this feature then update your Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8.  As a side note, some users on older devices like the S7 Edge are also reporting the same option being available.