Vivo Gearing Up To Launch X200 Pro – What To Expect?

Vivo is developing its new X-series smartphone, the Vivo X200 Pro. This smartphone has been in the news for a while because the Vivo X-series offers amazing camera features. This device appears on the IMEI database as model number V2413. The device leaks suggest we can expect quite ambitious features from this device. Moreover, Vivo X100 and Vivo X100 Pro will be predecessors to Vivo X200 Pro.

Sneak Peak Into Vivo X200 Pro Specifications
Leaks suggest and give us an insight into the specs and features of Vivo X200 Pro before its launch:

Experts hint that this smartphone will use MediaTek’s next flagship chipset—Dimensity 9400—to power Vivo X200 Pro. This chipset will rival Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and could use TSMC’s second-generation 3nm N3E node. The chipset will compete in the high-end segment of phones. The screen size maybe 6.7 or 6.8 inches, and it offer a 1.5K resolution. The design may be slightly curved and have advanced camera features.

Moreover, the leaks hint at triple 50-megapixel camera system with one camera having a periscope lens for Vivo X200 Pro. The battery may have a 6000mAh silicon-carbon battery and an ultrasonic fingerprint reader.

Expected Launch
We can expect the official launch news of Vivo X200 Pro in the fourth quarter of 2024, around October. Moreover, It will be a high-end smartphone in the market, ready to give competition to OnePlus 13 and iQOO 13, among others. Hence, we need to wait for some more time for clarification from the company. Stay tuned if you wish to buy this high-end smartphone by Vivo.


OnePlus 13 Leaks Reveal 6,000mAh Battery, Improved Cameras

OnePlus 13 will likely release by the end of this year, and rumours surrounding the phone have already started swirling around. An early render of the rumoured phone emerged online, showing us a glimpse of the device with a redesigned camera module. Here is everything you need to know about the OnePlus 13 leak, including its camera and battery details.

OnePlus 13 To Sports Massive Battery And Improved Cameras
According to the tipster DigitalChatStation, as we have seen in the case of the previous OnePlus model, the OnePlus 13 cameras will be co-developed with Hasselblad. Moreover, The new generation OnePlus 9R will have a 50MP Sony LYT-808 main camera, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a Sony IMX882 3x periscope sensor.

According to the tipster DigitalChatStation, as we have seen in the case of the previous OnePlus model, the OnePlus 13 cameras will be co-developed with Hasselblad. Moreover, The new generation OnePlus 9R will have a 50MP Sony LYT-808 main camera, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a Sony IMX882 3x periscope sensor.

OnePlus 13 will likely use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 apart from upgraded cameras. The chipset for this new phone is due to arrive in October, paving the way for the OnePlus 13 to debut in November. According to rumours, the phone will have a 6.8-inch 2K 8T LTPO screen and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

In May, an image of the OnePlus 13 appeared online, showing a new form of the camera block. Moreover, It should have the G-prefix. And a square-shaped camera set up with rounded corners instead of a fully circular design. Furthermore, the OnePlus 13 will likely pack a 6,000mAh battery with 100W SUPERVOOC charging support.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 And Z Flip 6 Official Renders Leak

We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 5G and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 5G in the market. Over the months, a few leaked images and details have surfaced, providing us with a decent notion of what to anticipate. Thanks to the new detailed renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, we can now clearly see the final product.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 & Z Flip Revealed In Renders
The image clearly displays the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s updated boxy design. As earlier leaks have shown, the new design also looks wider in the image. However, it’s hard to verify without seeing the display or having a reference point.

Expected Features
Talking about the Galaxy Z Fold 6, we can observe that its edges are more angular, very flat, and lacking in the curve. Moreover, We see that the new camera deco, which has a concentric ring-like pattern, is in addition to the standard three-camera arrangement.

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 looks very similar to its predecessor while having a considerably boxier form. Furthermore, the volume controls are more apparent than the side button, which seems to be a fingerprint scanner. The most noticeable visual change is the metallic rings around the cameras, which give them a contrasted look.

Samsung has maintained a consistent design aesthetic throughout the years, so even with slightly different designs, the devices are instantly identifiable as Galaxy Z series foldable.

Smart Watch

Apple Magic Accessories To Launch With USB-C Soon

Apple plans to add a USB-C port to its Magic accessories lineup soon. These include the Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and the Magic Keyboard. The company is transitioning all its products with lightning ports to USB-C after the launch of the Apple iPhone 15 series.

USB-C Apple Magic Accessories To Arrive Soon

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Apple 2023 product lineup is an iterative upgrade until the company offers better USB-C integration across all products. Gurman claims these interim products will have modest upgrades to keep customers loyal to the Apple ecosystem.

The new Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard will arrive with the USB-C port next month. It will launch along with the iMac next month. The company also plans to launch the standard AirPods with USB-C port next year. Apple has already released the AirPods Pro 2nd Gen with a USB-C port.

Adding the USB-C to the Magic lineup could be an interesting change, as the current models have been criticized for having a lightning port at the bottom. However, there is no information on whether Apple will change the position of the port or not.

Gurman further predicts the AirPods Max will also transition to the USB-C port but does not provide the exact timeline. He also claims accessories like the MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo will return with the USB-C port.

The company is also working on the 10th anniversary Apple Watch, dubbed the “Series X”, with new features and design. It will be the most significant overhaul to the Apple Watch series, with a thinner case and a new way to attach bands. Furthermore, it will also have a blood pressure monitor and AI health coaching service.

Next year, Apple is also planning new iPads with OLED displays, an M3 processor for the MacBook lineup, bigger iPhones, and an Apple GPT AI model. Apple is expected to generate 123.5 billion dollars of revenue during the holiday season.


How Lithium-ion Batteries Work

Lithium-ion batteries
power the lives of millions of people each day. From laptops and cell phones to hybrids and electric cars, this technology is growing in popularity due to its light weight, high energy density, and ability to recharge.

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So how does it work?

A battery is made up of an anode, cathode, separator, electrolyte, and two current collectors (positive and negative). The anode and cathode store the lithium. The electrolyte carries positively charged lithium ions from the anode to the cathode and vice versa through the separator. The movement of the lithium ions creates free electrons in the anode which creates a charge at the positive current collector. The electrical current then flows from the current collector through a device being powered (cell phone, computer, etc.) to the negative current collector. The separator blocks the flow of electrons inside the battery.

While the battery is discharging and providing an electric current, the anode releases lithium ions to the cathode, generating a flow of electrons from one side to the other. When plugging in the device, the opposite happens: Lithium ions are released by the cathode and received by the anode.

The two most common concepts associated with batteries are energy density and power density. Energy density is measured in watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) and is the amount of energy the battery can store with respect to its mass. Power density is measured in watts per kilogram (W/kg) and is the amount of power that can be generated by the battery with respect to its mass. To draw a clearer picture, think of draining a pool. Energy density is similar to the size of the pool, while power density is comparable to draining the pool as quickly as possible.

Smart Watch

Samsung Unveils One UI 6 For Watch With Galaxy AI Features

Samsung has announced that Galaxy AI will be available for the Galaxy Watch. From the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to the current Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, all devices will be able to update their systems. Moreover, One UI 6 Watch’s final version will be available in the second half of 2024; the first beta version will launch only in South Korea and the USA in June.

Galaxy AI-Powered Samsung Watch
The update’s new AI features are its main attraction. The latest version is based on Wear OS 5. Moreover, One UI 6 Watch adds more health capabilities, such as Energy Score and Galaxy AI-powered health advice, in addition to the Wear OS 5 features that Google showcased at its recent presentation.

New AI Features Detailed
One UI 6 Watch can compute an Energy Score, a rating ranging from 0 to 100 points, based on artificial intelligence and data from Samsung Health. Moreover, this score evaluates the user’s level of rest based on heart rate, stress tracking, quality of sleep, and activities from the previous day.

Samsung Health’s new Energy Score function helps you better understand your everyday health. This AI feature for Galaxy Watch examines several aspects of your health and habits to determine if it is safe to work. Furthermore, it includes average sleep time, bed and wake time consistency, heart rate variability, previous day activity, sleep time consistency, sleeping heart rate, and more.

Whether you desire to take on more challenging exercises or lower your body fat percentage, wellness tips can help you in reaching your objectives. By providing more accurate findings and collecting more data, sleep monitoring will employ new AI algorithms. Furthermore, Watch checks such as movement, heart rate, and breathing rate while sleeping.

To “provide additional in-depth sleep insights,” the “sleep AI algorithm” will be improved. New sleep indicators for Sleep Insights are added on Galaxy AI for Watch. To provide you with a more thorough and precise analysis of your sleep quality, enabling you to develop healthier habits.


Honor 200 5G Series Debuts Globally, Arriving In India Soon

Honor has launched two new smartphones as part of its Honor 200 series, including the Honor 200 5G and Honor 200 Pro 5G. Furthermore, the company has teased that both phones will arrive in India soon. These phones offer AI sleep Aid technology to detect when you are sleepy and minimise the blue light on your screen. Here is everything you need to know about the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro series, including its launch in India.

Honor 200 Series Teased To Launch In India Soon
HTech CEO Madhav Sheth has teased the debut of the Honor 200 5G series in India on X (Formerly Twitter). The teaser also hints at the upcoming devices’ AI features and camera capabilities.

The company also recently revealed the arrival of the Honor Magic 6 Pro 5G and the Honor Magic V2 in India. With these launches, HTech is certainly gearing up for a launch spree in the country.

Let’s examine the specifications of the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro. Both phones have made their debut in China and will soon launch in India. The Honor 200 and 200 Pro are likely to have a starting price of Rs.30,000 and Rs.40,000, respectively, in India.

200 Series Specifications
The Honor 200 series will launch in India with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ curved OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the phone has a peak brightness of 4000 nits and 3840Hz PWM dimming support. You also get an eye protection mode with an AI Sleep Aid screen, adaptive 360-degree dimming, and natural light eye protection.

The Honor 200 is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, while the Honor 200 Pro relies on the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Both phones run on Magic OS 8, which is based on Android 14, and offer up to 512GB and 1TB of storage.

For optics, the Honor 200 will arrive in India with a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle lens, and a 50-megapixel telephoto with 2.5x zoom. Similarly, the Honor 200 Pro will boast a 50-megapixel primary camera with an OIS 50-megapixel telephoto and a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle lens.

On the front is a 50-megapixel selfie shooter for selfies with 2D face recognition on the Honor 200 and 3D face recognition on the 200 Pro. Both phones pack a 5,200mAh battery with 100W wired charging, while the Pro also offers 66W wireless charging.


Pixel 8 To Be Soon Made in India, Google Ties Up With This Company

Google is prepared to begin manufacturing the Google Pixel 8 smartphone in India. According to a rumour, the corporation would have the smartphone produced by a local contract manufacturer. The phone was introduced in October of last year. And the first batch of Made in India Pixel 8 smartphones is anticipated to be delivered soon.

Dixon Technologies To Manufacture Pixel 8 In India
Google’s flagship Pixel 8 will soon be made in India in partnership with Indian company Dixon Technologies, a local contract manufacturer. Nonetheless, Dixon Technologies is preparing for a monthly manufacturing capacity of 100,000 units.

According to an Economic Times (ET) report, Dixxon Technologies stated that the first batch of phones built in India would be accessible in the market by September because trial manufacturing has recently begun.

The Google Pixel 8 currently retails in India for Rs.75,999 for the base variant. However, after local manufacturing begins, the phone is likely to get cheaper for the Indian audience.

Specifications Of The Phone
The Google Pixel 8, which will be made in India, will arrive with 256GB of internal storage and up to 12GB of RAM. It is powered by the Tensor G3 CPU and boasts a 6.2-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

The flagship phone’s 50-megapixel main camera uses a Samsung GN2 sensor. Moreover, the phone has a 12-megapixel and 64-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.

It boasts a 4,575mAh battery, enabling wireless and 27W wired charging. The Google Pixel 8 is available in India in Hazel, Mint, Obsidian and Rose colours.


Xiaomi Teases Launch Of Its 1st Civi Phone In India

In March 2024, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro in China, which might soon be on its way to India. A teaser video that Xiaomi India shared on social media sites probably teases the release of a new smartphone soon. Moreover, the teaser carries the tagline ‘Cinematic Vision’ with Ci and Vi highlighted. Here is everything you need to know about the launch of the first Civi phone in the country.

Xiaomi To Launch Its 1st Civi Phone In India
A new teaser posted by Xiaomi on its official X account parodies the Apple Crush advertisement. Following the launch of the Apple iPad earlier this month, the advertisement became controversial. Eventually, Apple had to apologise for the advertisement.

The company has teased launching its first Civi smartphone in the country, likely the Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro in India. The teaser follows the format of Apple’s popular crush advertisement.

Civi 4 Pro Specs (Expected)
Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro could arrive in India with a 6.55-inch 1.5K AMOLED display, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, and a peak brightness of 3000 nits. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection is also included.

The smartphone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 CPU and Adreno 735 GPU. It offers up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage and has 12GB of LPPDDR5x RAM.

The Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro runs on Xiaomi HyperOS with Android 14. Furthermore, it packs a 4,700mAh battery with 67W fast charging support.

The Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro could launch in India with three cameras: a 12MP ultra-wide, a 50MP telephoto, and a 50MP main with a Leica Summilux lens. Moreover, two 32MP front cameras with an ultra-wide lens are housed within. According to rumours, the phone may be priced in the Rs.50,000 range.


iQOO Z9x Goes On Sale In India With 6,000mAh Battery: Price, Specs

iQOO recently launched a new budget smartphone, the iQOO Z9x 5G, in India. It offers a massive 6,000mAh battery and a powerful Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset at an affordable price. The iQOO Z9x will go on sale today on Amazon and the iQOO India website. Here is everything you need to know about the phone, including its price and specifications.

iQOO Z9x Now On Sale: Check Offers & Price
The iQOO Z9x base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs. 12,999. The 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB models retail for Rs.14,499 and Rs.15,999, respectively.

You can get a Rs.1,000 instant discount on ICICI and SBI Bank credit, debit and EMI transactions. Moreover, there is a Rs.500 coupon on the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants.

This results in an effective price of Rs.11,999 for the 4GB+128GB variant, Rs.12,999 for the 6GB+128GB model, and Rs.14,499 for the 8GB+128GB variant. The phone is available in Tornado Green and Storm Grey.

Furthermore, the iQOO Z9x 5G will go on sale today at 12 PM on Amazon India and the iQOO India website. It is one of the slimmest phones in its price range and has a massive 6,000mAh battery.

Z9x Specifications
The iQOO Z9x 5G, now on sale, sports a 6.72-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the screen has a peak brightness of 1000 nits and a pixel density of 393 ppi.

The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor powers the phone paired with up to 8GB of RAM. It ships with FunTouch OS 14 based on Android 14 and offers 128GB of storage, further expandable via microSD card.

The phone’s optics include a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Moreover, on the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

The iQOO Z9x 5G, currently on sale, packs a massive 6,000mAh battery with 44W charging support. In addition, you get an IP64 rating, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.