LG W41, W41+, W41 Pro budget smartphones launched in India, prices start at Rs 13,490

G W41 series will be available to buy from all leading stores.
LG has launched three new smartphones in India, the W41, W41+, and the W41 Pro. All these phones come under the W41 series. But they are not exactly different phones. The only thing that sets them apart from each other is the RAM and storage configurations while the rest of the specifications are all the same. The LG W41 series brings some notable improvements over the W31 series smartphones that were launched last year in India. These include a bigger battery and a new processor. The new W41 smartphones are meant for budget-end customers where the maximum smartphones from a number of brands are aimed at.

According to LG, the three new W41 series phones have been made in India, and come with “LG’s commitment towards meaningful innovation to provide consumers with a stylish and powerful smartphone.” LG is throwing in a lot of weight behind the design of the W41 series phones, which looks pleasing to me. The smartphones in the series are made of polycarbonate material but the design makes these phones look premium. Over and above, LG phones come with the Google Assistant button, much like Nokia phones, that allow you to summon the digital voice assistant whenever you want.

LG W41, W41+, and W41 Pro price in India
The LG W41 series starts at Rs 13,490 in India and will be available across all leading stores. LG has not said when the sale will start yet. All three phones in Magic Blue and Laser Blue colours.

LG W41, W41+, and W41 Pro specifications
To remind you, these three phones are the same differentiated by only the RAM and storage space. The W41 comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, the W41+ has 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage, and finally, the W41 Pro carries 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage inside. All three phones support a microSD card of up to 512GB via a slot. Now, let us talk about the rest of the specifications that are common in all three W41 series phones.

The LG W41 series comes with a 6.55-inch Full Vision display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen supports brightness of up to 400 nits, which seems impressive for the phone, at least on paper. There is a punch-hole for the selfie camera on the display. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 processor with a 2.3GHz clock speed. The phone runs on Android 10-based software, which is a bit disappointing because Android 11 began rolling out to phones last year.

For photography, the LG W41 series has a 48M AI-enabled quad-camera setup with a supporting a 5MP macro camera, a 2MP depth camera, and an 8MP wide-angle camera. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter. LG claims the W41 offers slow-motion and time-lapse video, hardware Bokeh, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and a range of twenty-live filters to choose from. There is face unlock and fingerprint sensors available on the phone for biometric security. Backing the LG W41 series is a 5000mAh battery with fast charging, although the company has not said how fast it is. The phone is 9.3mm thick and weighs 201g.Live TV

Realme GT 5G Confirmed to Feature 64-Megapixel Triple Rear Camera Setup, Snapdragon 888 SoC

Realme GT 5G posters reveal that the phone will sport a triple rear camera setup and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company has been teasing features of Realme GT on Weibo ahead of its March 4 launch. One of the posters also confirmed the presence of a 64-megapixel primary sensor on the phone. Realme GT is the company’s upcoming flagship and its first phone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Some other specifications for the phone have also been shared by the company.

Realme’s official account and Vice President of the company Xu Qi Chase shared on Weibo a couple of posters that reveal some information about Realme GT, along with its design. The phone will come with a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor. The rectangular camera module houses the three sensors aligned vertically, along with the flash. The blue gradient back panel has a pattern on it, with the Realme branding towards the bottom.

Chase also shared a poster that shows the back panel in more clarity. A speaker grille, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack can also be seen on the bottom.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Global Launch to Take Place on March 10, Company Confirms

Asus ROG Phone 5 will be unveiled on March 10, the company has announced through a dedicated landing page on its website. The ROG Phone 5 is a successor to the Asus ROG Phone 3 that was launched in July 2020. Asus is skipping the ‘4′ moniker seemingly because its pronunciation in Chinese is similar to the word “death,” which isn’t uncommon. Asus has not shared any information on the specifications but the phone, being a flagship, will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Asus ROG Phone 5 launch
Asus has a timer going on a dedicated landing page for the launch of the ROG Phone 5 and it will take place on March 10 at 7pm (local time) in Taipei (4:30pm IST). The landing page does not share any information on the phone but features an RGB ROG logo that may indicate the presence of one on the phone itself.
Recently, a known tipster shared that Asus ROG Phone 5 will launch in India sometime in March, that falls in line with the official launch date.

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Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications (expected)
As mentioned earlier, Asus has not shared any information on the ROG Phone 5, but it has reportedly popped up on multiple certification websites. The phone is expected to feature a 6.78-inch display and a 6,000mAh battery which supports 65W fast charging. It may run Android 11 out-of-the-box and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It could come with up to 16GB RAM, as a recent Geekbench listing suggested.
Talking about the design, a few images leaked via an alleged TENAA listing hinting at a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor. There is also what seems to be a dot matrix panel on the back with the ROG logo lit up. The phone is expected to measure 172.834×77.252×10.29mm, making it quite thick by modern standards of slim and light phones, but ROG Phones have never really emphasised on being the most sleek and ergonomic, as the emphasis is on delivering maximum performance.

Android 12 Developer Preview 1 Released: Check Out Compatibility and New Features

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 12 — the next version of Android that will debut later this year as a successor to Android 11. The new release comes over five months after the arrival of the public release of Android 11 that took place in September. Just like with previous developer previews, the Android 12 Developer Preview 1 release is aimed at developers making their apps ready for the next big Android update. It is initially available for download on Google Pixel phones. However, developers can also look at its new features and changes over Android 11 through the Android Emulator available in Android Studio.
Android 12 Developer Preview compatibility
Google announced through a blog post that the Android 12 Developer Preview 1 can be installed on Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. System images for all these models have been provided for download. Alternatively, the first developer preview of Android 12 can be installed on a system through the Android Emulator in Android Studio. Developers working on Android TV apps can also get the first Android 12 developer preview via the ADT-3 device.
Before proceeding to manually download any of the system images, it is important to note that the Android 12 Developer Preview 1 is meant specifically for developers and not intended for end consumers. You may, thus, encounter some bugs or issues after installing the developer preview.

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Android 12 release timeline
Alongside announcing the new developer preview, Google shared Android 12 release timeline to detail the milestones reaching the new update. You can check the timeline below.
Android 12 Developer Preview 1: February
Android 12 Developer Preview 2: March
Android 12 Developer Preview 3: April
Android 12 Beta 1: May
Android 12 Beta 2, 3: June-July
Android 12 Beta 4: August
In addition to the aforementioned timeline, Google has said that Android 12 will reach the ‘Platform Stability’ stage through the Beta 4 stage in August. This means from that point, there won’t be any further changes for developers.
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The first developer preview of Android 12 brings interface-level changes to notifications. Google has also mentioned in its blog post that it was also working on optimising transitions and animations across the system to make them smoother. Apps targeting Android 12 will also be able to include notifications with custom content views that will be based on a standard template.

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“This template ensures that custom notifications have the same decoration as other notifications in all states, such as the notification’s icon and expansion affordances (in the collapsed state) and the notification’s icon, app name, and collapse affordance (in the expansion state),” Google detailed.
In addition to custom notifications-focussed updates, Android 12 is in development to bring more responsive notifications. You’ll notice the changes in the first developer preview that are likely to be further polished in later updates.
Android 12 Developer Preview 1 also brings compatible media transcoding to support HEVC format for video capture. Google has also provided platform support for AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) using AV1. This is claimed to dramatically improve image for the same file size when compared to older image formats, such as JPEG.The first developer preview of Android 11 also includes foreground service optimisations through an expedited job in JobScheduler and a new release of Jetpack WorkManager library. There is also a new unified API to enable rich content insertion and accept rich content from sources including clipboard, keyboard, and even drag-and-drop gestures.
Apps designed for Android 12 will also be able to offer audio-coupled haptic feedback through the phone’s vibrator. This means that you’ll get more immersive audio experiences on the next-gen Android update.
Further, Google has simplified immersive mode to smoothen gesture navigation and make it more consistent. Android 12 also comes with an Android Runtime (ART) module to let Google push new software updates to the core runtime and libraries available on devices. This will enable a more consistent experience for installed apps.
Android 12 will also be about optimisations for tablets, foldables, and TVs. Some of those optimisations can be noticed from the first preview.
The first developer preview of Android 12 also includes modern SameSite cookie behaviours in WebView, Restricted Netlink MC, and safer exporting of components to prevent apps from inadvertently exporting activities, services, and receivers. There will also be other under-the-hood privacy and security changes that Google has detailed on a dedicated webpage.
Apart from the changes mentioned by Google, Android Police reported a list of new features that includes a one-handed mode, emergency SOS button, scrolling screenshots, and better notification snoozing. The first Android 12 preview also includes an improved screenshot editor and an updated Nearby Share feature with the ability to share Wi-Fi passwords.
Google has mainly provided the features that are essential for development purposes. But nonetheless, we can expect some interface-level changes and improvements in the future Android 12 developer preview and beta releases.

Redmi Note 10 Series Specifications Revealed by Xiaomi Ahead of March 4 India Launch Event

Redmi Note 10 series specifications have been revealed by Xiaomi ahead of the India launch, set for March 4, 2021. The budget flagship series is expected to include two models: the Redmi Note 10, and the Redmi Note 10 Pro. Xiaomi has revealed some of the specifications of the upcoming Redmi Note 10 series on a microsite created for its global launch. It reveals more details about the upcoming phones than were known so far through leaks, and also confirms a few rumours. The Redmi Note 10 series will succeed the Redmi Note 9 lineup launched in March last year.
The microsite created by Xiaomi for the global launch of the Redmi Note 10 series (which is happening on March 4) confirms that the series will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs that are said to be built for gaming. The reveal is in line with previous leaks that suggest that the Redmi Note 10 Pro could get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC. The top-end model is also tipped to come with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, while the cheaper Redmi Note 10 could come with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
According to the new teaser from the company, either one or both Redmi phones expected in the series will have light builds and yet carry big batteries with some form of fast charging. The teaser points towards improved haptics and hi-res audio. The Redmi Note 10 series models are also confirmed to come with Gorilla Glass protection on the front and IP52 dust and water resistance.

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The renders accompanying the specifications revealed on the microsite shows that the Redmi Note 10 series models will have thin bezels and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera positioned at the top-centre of the display. The phones could also get under-display fingerprint sensors.
The Redmi Note 10 models have had several leaks and teasers in the run up to their global launch. The phones can be expected to run on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top and have 4G and 5G as connectivity options. There is, however, no word on the pricing of the phones yet.

Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 India Launch Tipped for March, Galaxy A52 5G May Come With Snapdragon 750G

Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72 will reportedly launch in India sometime in March. Both phones have been subject to several leaks and rumours in the past. The South Korean tech giant hasn’t officially confirmed any details on the phones’ specifications and launch details. However, the Galaxy A52 5G has also reportedly been spotted on Google Play Console listing. As per the listing, the Galaxy A52 5G could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, and run Android 11 out-of-the-box.
91Mobiles cited industry sources to report that Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72 are set to launch in India sometime around mid-March. If this is true, we can expect Samsung to start posting official teasers and details on the upcoming phones soon.

Samsung Galaxy A52 specifications (expected)
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has surfaced in a Google Play Console listing, first spotted by MySmartPrice. As per the listing, the smartphone could be powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with 6GB RAM. It is expected to run Android 11 and sport a full-HD+ display with Samsung’s signature Infinity-O screen design with a hole-punch cutout.

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Earlier reports suggest that the Galaxy A52 may sport a 6.5-inch screen. For photography, the smartphone may feature a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel sensor, and a 2-megapixel sensor. Samsung Galaxy A52 may also have a 32-megapixel selfie snapper. The phone could pack a 4,500mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A72 specifications (expected)
Samsung Galaxy A72 is expected to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. It could feature 6.7-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. Expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 720G SoC, the smartphone may feature up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy A72 may sport a quad rear camera setup that comprises a a 64-megapixel primary sensor, along with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. For selfies, the Galaxy A72 may have a 32-megapixel snapper at the front. The phone is expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Moto E7 Power India Launch Confirmed for February 19, Will Pack 5,000mAh Battery and Dual Rear Cameras

Moto E7 Power is set to launch in India on February 19. The smartphone has been subject to several leaks in the past and a recent Geekbench listing suggests the inclusion of the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood. Now, Moto E7 Power is confirmed to pack a 5,000mAh battery and a dual rear camera setup. In the Moto E-series, it follows the Moto E7 Plus that was launched globally in September last year. Going by the specifications revealed by the Lenovo-owned company, Moto E7 Power is expected to be a budget smartphone.
Moto E7 Power availability
Although Motorola hasn’t announced the pricing details of the upcoming Moto E7 Power, the smartphone is confirmed to be available via Flipkart starting February 19 at 12pm (noon). It will come in a single 4GB + 64GB storage configuration.
Welcome the #PowerpackedEntertainer#motoe7power that will take you on an entertaining ride with a long-lasting powerful 5000 mAh battery, efficient 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage, immersive 6.5″ HD+ display, and more! Launching on 19th Feb, 12 PM on @Flipkart. pic.twitter.com/sZQPxVGJUh
— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) February 15, 2021
Moto E7 Power specifications
Moto E7 Power will sport a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) display. The company also confirmed via a tweet that it will feature up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, along with a 5,000mAh battery. It will also feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
Under the hood, Moto E7 Power may be powered by MediaTek Helio P22, as per a recent Geekbench listing. The phone scored 153 points in single-core test and 865 in multi-core. The Geekbench listing also shows that the smartphone will run on Android 10.

For photography, Moto E7 Power has been tipped to sport a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 13-megapixel primary snapper and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies and video chats, the smartphone may come with a 5-megapixel sensor at the front. The dual camera setup is visible on the latest tweet from Motorola India. However, the company is yet to confirm the sensor details.

Samsung Galaxy F62 With Quad Rear Cameras, 7,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy F62 has been launched in India through a livestream as the company’s latest model in the F-series that was introduced in October last year — with the launch of the Galaxy F41. The new Samsung phone features a hole-punch display design and carries quad rear cameras. The Galaxy F62 also comes with an octa-core Exynos 9825 SoC that debuted on the Galaxy Note 10 series in 2019. Other key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy F62 include a 7,000mAh battery, up to 8GB of RAM, and the latest One UI 3.1. The smartphone also comes with an all-new design that flaunts a unique pattern metallic gradation finish at the back. Samsung compares the Galaxy F62 with the likes of OnePlus Nord, Realme X3 SuperZoom, and the Realme X7 5G.
Samsung Galaxy F62 price in India, launch offers
Samsung Galaxy F62 price in India has been at Rs. 23,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs. 25,999. The phone comes in Laser Blue, Laser Green, and Laser Grey colour options. It will be available for purchase through Flipkart and the Samsung India online store as well as Reliance Digital, Jio retail stores, and select retail stores from February 22, 12pm (noon).
Launch offers on the Samsung Galaxy F62 include Rs. 3,000 cashback on recharge discount coupons and Reliance partner brand coupons worth Rs. 7,000 for Jio customers. A Rs. 2,500 cashback offer for ICICI bank cards and EMI was also announced. The phone also comes with the Flipkart Smart Upgrade Programme under which customers can avail the Galaxy F62 by paying 70 percent of its price. After a year, customers will get the option to choose to return the device to upgrade to a latest Galaxy series smartphone or choose to keep the same device by paying the remaining 30 percent of the original price.

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Samsung Galaxy F62 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy F62 runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top and features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display. It is powered by the Exynos 9825 SoC, along with up to 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy F62 features the quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 primary sensor, along with a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens of 123-degree field-of-view, a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
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Samsung Galaxy F62 features a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor at the back

For selfies and video chats, the Samsung Galaxy F62 comes with a 32-megapixel camera sensor at the front. Both front and rear cameras come with 4K video recording support. Samsung has also provided a list of proprietary camera features, including a Single Take to produce up to 14 different outputs – 10 photos and 4 videos.

The Samsung Galaxy F62 has 128GB of onboard storage as standard that is expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, apart from an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It packs a 7,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging that is touted to take less than two hours to fill the entire capacity. The battery also supports reverse charging. Besides, the phone has 9.5mm of thickness and 218 grams of weight.

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