- Concept images of BlackBerry Vanadium
- Nokia 9 expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018
- Samsung Galaxy S9 launch expected on January 9
- Android Oreo for Mi A1 expected any soon
Fan-made concept images surfaced BlackBerry Vanadium appeared online providing some key aspects of the design of the phone. The phone seems to come with a 4.3-inch display and a physical keyboard. The design of the keyboard is also changed and is now seen in a diamond shape rather than traditional square one. Some information has been revealed by the designer which include a 18MP camera, a fingerprint embedded in the navigation button above the keyboard and will run on the Android skin on top of Android OS.
We are not sure if the phone will come with a 3.5mm audio jack and there is a USB Type-C port and is expected to feature fast charging. There are four buttons on sides three out of which are volume up, volume down and a power button.
Xiaomi Launches Android Oreo Beta For Mi A1
Xiaomi has launched the Android Oreo update for beta testers which means that Mi A1 users can expect the Android Oreo stable ROM very soon. The Mi A1 is an Android One powered device from Xiaomi. The phone also received December security update recently. The Mi A1 comes with a dual camera setup on the rear and has recently faced a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000. The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can further be expanded.’
Nokia May Launch Nokia 9 And Two Other Devices Early Next Year
Nokia is expected to launch three smartphones early next year including Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 (2018). Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) are ready to clear the China Compulsory Certification. The Nokia 9 is also rumoured to launch three memory variants. There will also be 2018 variants of Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. The Nokia 9 will feature a bezel-less display, Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 845 and a dual rear camera setup. All the phones are expected to launch by the first quarter of 2018.
Panasonic Launched Eluga I9
Panasonic launched the Eluga I9 in India on Wednesday. It is a budget smartphone that runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The device features a 5-inch display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor. The phone offers 3GB of RAM and an internal storage of 32GB that can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. There is a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera both featuring LED flash. It derives its juice from 2,500mAh battery.
Samsung May Launch Galaxy S9 On January 9
Samsung is rumoured to announce its upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S9 on January 9 during CES 2018. The S9 is speculated to house thinner bezels than its predecessor and an improved iris scanner. A recent report claim that the standard version of the device will not come with a dual rear camera setup while it will be made available in the “Plus” variant of the device. The much-criticised fingerprint will change its place and will be placed away from the camera setup.
OnePlus 5T Star War Edition Launched Today
OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition today just before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The phone comes with a white back panel that comes with a Star Wars logo. The phone configurations remain the same which include 6.01-inch bezel-less display and is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC. The phone comes with 8GB RAM along with 128GB internal storage. There is a dual camera setup on the rear which comes with a telephoto and a wide-angle lens. The phone comes with Dash charging technology that is fastest in the world and charges the phone up to 55% in just 30 minutes. The phone is priced at Rs 38,999.