Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone's body like a classic digital camera zoom lens

Xiaomi launches a new physically telescopic lens for smartphones

The cameras of future Xiaomi smartphones could receive a huge improvement in quality and versatility. The company today presented a new telescopic lens for cameras intended for smartphones, with a large aperture.

According to the insider Digital Chat Station and a post on Xiaomi’s Weibo social network, the telescopic lens features a super-wide aperture capable of increasing light input by 300% , along with a new image stabilization technology. According to reports, clarity also benefits from a 20% improvement , again thanks to the wide lens aperture and image stabilization technology.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

However, the company has not yet specified the focal value of the lens in question, so it is not currently possible to know when the aperture is actually large. What is interesting, however, is the fact that you can have an optical zoom through the physical telescopicity of the lens .

In the Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone’s body like a classic digital camera zoom lens. This allows for physical movement in and out of the case, just like on the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. However, the company has not yet specified a zoom range, so there is no idea of ??the magnification capacity.

Most modern mid to high-end smartphones are equipped with fixed telephoto lenses that cannot physically adjust the zoom length. Xiaomi’s goal to potentially solve this problem and also allow more options for users . This could also lead the company to propose smartphones with a single lens in the back .

Xiaomi video uploaded to Weibo, the lens is shown protruding from the phone's body like a classic digital camera zoom lens

Thanks to the large aperture, a large sensor, an optical and physically telescopic zoom together with adequate software, it is possible to take advantage of an excellent rather bad photographic sector, without the need for additional sensors .

It is not clear when when this interesting telescopic camera, presented by Xiaomi, will make its debut on a future smartphone to be launched in global markets. However, if the company turns out to be able, and so it seems, to be able to bring this solution to the market, it could already mortgage a position of reference for cameras on smartphones.

realme 7 Pro is available in two colors : Mirror White and Mirror Blue and in a single hardware version

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro official: fast charging and 3 years of warranty

Realme officially presented its two smartphones realme 7 and realme 7 Pro. The new devices are characterized by an advanced technological equipment, by the fast recharge technology, by the presence of quality optical groups and by the warranty extension on all new products from two to three years . But let’s go in order.

realme 7 Pro

realme 7 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch Super Amoled Fullscreen display (under which the fingerprint recognition sensor was placed), is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor and equipped with an important imaging compartment. There are in fact a 64 Megapixel f / 1.8 main camera (Sony IMX682 sensor), a 119 ° f / 2.3 ultra-wide angle 8 Megapixel sensor, a 2 Megapixel f / 2.4 macro lens and a vertical white lens. and 2 Megapixel f / 2.3 black. The selfie cam is 32 Megapixel f / 2.5 and is able to capture bright selfies even at night thanks to its Super Nightscape mode.

realme 7 Pro is available in two colors : Mirror White and Mirror Blue and in a single hardware version

The Pro integrates 65W Superdart fast charging technology that allows it to recharge up to 13% in just 3 minutes and 100% in 34 minutes.

The device runs on the realme UI 2.0 interface , based on Android 11 which, according to the Chinese manufacturer, should land on the new devices in the form of an update within the next month.

realme 7

Small and powerful . Thus the second smartphone presented today by realme can be introduced. The phone has a 6.5-inch diagonal display (with a result of 2,400 × 1,080 FHD +) and a 90Hz refresh rate and is powered by the Helio G95 processor. There are two features that make it an interesting choice for gaming enthusiasts. The device adopts the side-fingerprint sensor, integrating together the fingerprint recognition with the border button.

Another positive note: the smartphone is dual Sim and has three slots where two Sims and a microSD memory card (up to 256 GB) can be simultaneously housed.

realme 7 has a 5,000 mAh battery and features 30W Dart Charge technology , which allows you to recharge your phone by 50% in 26 minutes.
On the photographic front there is a quad cam: the main sensor is 48 Megapixel (f / 1.8), assisted by an 8 Megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with 119 ° of field (f / 2.3), by a 2 macro lens Megapixel (f / 2.4) and a 2 Megapixel (f / 2.4) black and white lens. The selfie cam is a 16 Megapixel with f / 2.0 brightness and multiple modes that allow you to apply filters.

realme 7 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch Super Amoled Fullscreen display (under which the fingerprint recognition sensor was placed

3 year guarantee

realme will offer consumers a truly exclusive after-sales service. All those who purchase a 7 Series model will enjoy a 3 year warranty period .

In addition, the manufacturer has decided to further extend its free replacement policy from 1 month to 2 months .

Prices and availability

realme 7 Pro is available in two colors : Mirror White and Mirror Blue and in a single hardware version (with 8GB + 128GB memory) for 319’90 euros. It will go on sale starting October 13.

realme 7 will be released on the market in two colors : Mist White and Mist Blue. Three versions to choose from: 4GB + 64GB for € 179.90, 6GB + 64GB for € 199.90 and 8GB + 128GB for € 259.90. The smartphone will go on sale starting October 21st.

This is the new POCO smartphone, which you can get at a lower price on AliExpress.

New POCO X3 smartphone: get at a lower price with a discount

One of the most anticipated terminals of the year is about to see the light officially. The POCO X3 is the latest member of one of the most popular families on the Android smartphone, synonymous with quality at a good price .

The new Chinese smartphone has already been presented with very interesting features that will make it very difficult for its competitors. In the following lines we tell you everything you need to know about the device.

This is the new POCO smartphone, which you can get at a lower price on AliExpress.

The new POCO X3 smartphone arrives to try to fight for the throne in terms of value for money. The first thing that will catch your attention is its screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. When you try a panel as fast and fluid as this one, there is no going back.

Inside it is the new Snapdragon 732G manufactured by the North American Qualcomm, the leading 4G processor of this year 2020 . It is an eight-core chip capable of running at 2.3 GHz, you can squeeze it with the maximum of demanding applications.

The new Chinese device also has a huge 5,160 mAh battery , which will give you hours and hours of use. It comes with a fast charge of up to 33W , you will have the possibility of recovering energy at full speed whenever you need it. When you get used to fast charging, you won’t know how to live without it.

The new POCO X3 arrives to compete with the best.

On the back of the POCO X3 we come across a 64 megapixel main camera with which you can take good pictures. The latest POCO smartphones have shown what they are capable of in the photographic section and we expect a good performance from this POCO X3. In short, we are talking about more than interesting features for a smartphone destined to become a bestseller.

The POCO family has grown a lot in recent years. It all started with the POCO F1 , a smartphone that arrived marking a small turning point in the Android landscape . We find a very complete device, with high-end specifications at a really reasonable price . Back then, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was the king of processors and we could enjoy it without paying too much.

POCO X3 gaming

The POCO F2 Pro is one of the latest launches of the company, a device made of glass and that comes with a beautiful “all-screen” design. Also enjoy the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 , versions of 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM, 4 rear cameras and a 4,700 mAh battery.

Buy the POCO X3 with a discount

If you want to get the POCO X3, pay attention to what we are going to tell you, since you can buy it at a discount the same day it is launched. Thanks to the coupon POCOX317 you can receive a discount of 17 euros on your new device by buying it on AliExpress .

Don’t think about it too much, you should keep in mind that the promotion will only be available between next Tuesday, September 8 and 10 . From 9 am on the first day until the same time on the last.

You already know, you have the possibility of buying one of the most anticipated Android phones at a discount on the same day of its launch. A possibility that does not arise every day.

OnePlus Clover, smartphone less than 200 euros with infinite battery

OnePlus Clover, smartphone less than 200 euros with 6000mAh battery

OnePlus Clover is the new entry-level smartphone of the Chinese company: on board the Snapdragon 460 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

OnePlus Clover is the code name of the new smartphone on which the Chinese company is working and which should be launched by the end of the year. Certainly in the United States, but also in Europe. The news was launched by the Android Central portal which obtained information from reliable sources. OnePlus Clover is the code name: most likely the device will be part of the OnePlus Nord family , launched a few weeks ago and which has already enjoyed great success.

OnePlus Clover, smartphone less than 200 euros with infinite battery

Reading the technical data sheet of the OnePlus Clover, you immediately realize that it is an entry-level smartphone. A real novelty for the Chinese company that until now had always focused on top-of-the-range devices and only in the last period had it opened up to the mid-range, while maintaining its philosophy: great quality at acceptable prices. The OnePlus Clover will also have another feature that will be loved by users: a 6000mAh battery that will guarantee a high autonomy. In practice, a real battery phone for all those who want a device with a battery that lasts a long time and that costs relatively little.

OnePlus Clover, the technical sheet

The launch and success of the OnePlus Nord paved the way for a new era for OnePlus. The company will become a 360-degree manufacturer, also opening up to new market segments and becoming a competitor for the various Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

The new smartphone that Android Police has come to know has the code name OnePlus Clover and is in effect an entry-level phone designed for those looking for a performing device, but with a not too high price. On board is the Snapdragon 460 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage . Another novelty is the presence of the slot for the microSD, usually not present on OnePlus devices. The screen is 6.52 inches with HD + resolution.

The photographic sector is not the best and it could not be otherwise. The cameras in the back are three, of which the main 13 Megapixel and then two 2 Megapixel sensors for depth of field and macro photos.

The fingerprint sensor is located on the back. Present the audio jack, while there is no support for 5G. The battery is the real strong point of the device: it is from 6000mAh with fast charging at 18W, able to ensure an autonomy of at least a couple of days. On board Android 10 with OxygenOS 10, but the update to the next version will certainly arrive, both of the operating system and of the user interface.

How much does the OnePlus Clover cost

The colleagues from Android Central were also able to obtain information on the price and release date of the smartphone. The release will take place by the end of 2020 and will be global. So it will also arrive on the Italian market. The price of the OnePlus Clover seems to be very interesting: close to 200 dollars, so in Italy it could be launched for less than 200 euros.

Extra large display and memory

Extra large display and memory for the Wiko Y81 smartphone

Wiko’s Y81 smartphone offers non-stop two-day fun thanks to an extra large display and memory. Not to mention the long-lasting 4000 mAh battery.
In fact, the widest and most defined display is guaranteed by a screen in 19: 9 format, while the large 32 GB memory allows you to store all the memories.
Wiko’s Y81 is also equipped with several user friendly features such as Camera Go with Bokeh effect, AndroidTM 10 Go Edition and Simple Mode .

Immersive full screen display

Extra large display and memory

With the 6.22 ”full screen Extra large display, you can enjoy a wide view at a single glance.
HD + movies or videos allow you to observe all details with maximum clarity and the integrated IPS technology makes reading text and viewing images clear and bright, from any angle.

Extra large memory ALONG WITH Extra large display

Ideal for storing memories, the Y81 is equipped with a large 32GB internal memory. Carrying 4000 pictures, 50 episodes or 300 music albums in HD has never been easier, also thanks to the dual SIM and the possibility of extending the storage capacity with a 256GB MicroSD card.

You can always count on the reliability and energy of the Y81! In fact, the long-lasting 4000 mAh battery guarantees two days of autonomy with a single charge!
As always, Wiko wanted to pay particular attention to the design and colors of the new Y81. The device, with its matte finish, is available in 3 refined shades: Deep Blue, Gold or Green.

Extra large display and memory for the smartphone. User-friendly experience

The essentials are always at your fingertips: Simple Mode can be customized to include, add, sort and view all your favorite apps, main contacts, settings in one screen.

To access the Y81 just a glance thanks to the Face Unlock and with the Dual SIM support it is possible to separate personal life from professional life without difficulty. The user experience is fluid and fast to view streaming content, social networks and much more at the speed of 4G. Plus, getting more storage, security and speed is much easier with AndroidTM 10 Go Edition.

With the 13MP Camera Go your photos will always be sharp and, with the 5MP front camera sensor, you can give free rein to creativity with the gradient effect. Plus, thanks to a number of additional features, the Y81 is even faster and easier to use.

Gallery Go optimizes Google Photos, which can also be downloaded to free up internal memory and make an unlimited backup of all photos in high quality.
Finally, the translation function – integrated in Google Lens – offers, in addition to instant translation, voice reproduction of the translated language and search mode.

Original accessories are available for Y81 for complete smartphone protection.

Redmi Note 9S It is an LCD LED unit with IPS technology that provides acceptable brightness and discreet color reproduction

Redmi Note 9S review: many beautiful things, but be careful before ordering

Since Redmi has become an independent company from Xiaomi (from which it still receives both hardware and software support), the number of smartphones with this brand has taken flight. The company is used to launching over 10 different smartphones every year, many of which with similar characteristics that certainly do not facilitate the choice for people.

We have been testing the smartphone for several days and although we have found many positive sides, it is not perfect for its price range.

Redmi Note 9S It is an LCD LED unit with IPS technology that provides acceptable brightness and discreet color reproduction

Classic packaging for Redmi Note 9S

We do not go too far in describing the sales package, since it contains the same accessories as all the other Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones, which means the paper manuals, the PIN to extract the Nano SIM card, the matching wall power supply a cable for charging and USB Type-C data exchange and, finally, a discreet quality silicone cover.

Aesthetics “particular” and ergonomics quite comfortable for Redmi Note 9S

The choice to follow the path taken by Apple with the notch on the top of the display lasted little in Android. In the Redmi Note 9S we find a display with practically no frame around it and a small hole in the upper central part which houses the front camera. So far nothing new.

Turning the smartphone we find the real news. To differentiate their smartphones from the competition, each manufacturer has adopted a different configuration of the photographic sector. Despite the aesthetic taste, the choice of Redmi in creating a sort of central square (protruding) that houses the four cameras on a 2 × 2 grid (the top row circled in white) and then a further continuation towards the low to include the LED flash is not that made us fall in love at first sight of the Redmi Note 9S.

In our view and understanding the difficulties in creating a unique design that embraces everyone’s tastes, if the smartphone had kept only the cameras inside the black square section, the general design would have gained.

Finishing our examination of the rear body, we appreciate the use of protective glass even if this does not make any functional sense, given the absence of wireless charging.

As for the side edge, however, we were disappointed to find that polycarbonate (plastic) was used instead of a metal frame , also because other smartphones in the Redmi lineup have it.

For the rest, on the right edge we find the only power button that doubles the functions being also a capacitive fingerprint sensor ; on the lower side there is the system speaker (the only one working in multimedia terms), the USB Type-C port, the main microphone and the 3.5 mm audio jack; on the left the volume rocker has been integrated while at the top we find the trolley of the Nano SIM and the microSD (2 Nano SIM + 1 micro SD).

In terms of ergonomics we find a rather particular contrast between the fairly high weight of 209 grams that is felt every time you take the smartphone in your hand and the rounded rear body , whose curves adapt very well to the hand.

Redmi Note 9S In any 2020 smartphone that costs more than 200 euros we expect the presence of a display that has a decent overall viewing quality

One-handed use is possible but only for short periods of time, as indeed with any other modern smartphone.

Another consideration on one-handed use is made on the positioning of the fingerprint sensor. Left-handed, positioning on the right edge does not allow users to unlock the smartphone by immediately having a comfortable grip but it forces us to grab it from behind and use the left index finger before moving on to a more comfortable grip from the lower edge for use.

Discreet hardware and solid performance

At the heart of Redmi Note 9s we find the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC , specifically designed to be used on mid-range smartphones that do not give up high performance and full connectivity (or rather, semi-complete on this smartphone, given the absence of the chip NFC, present only in the Pro version).

The memory equipment is practically perfect for this price range and, to be honest, going beyond the 6 GB on other models we have struggled to find advantages in terms of performance.

Display, autonomy, software and cameras we will analyze them later but, in general, the hardware equipment of Redmi Note 9s is more than good:

Dimensions: 165.7 × 76.68 × 8.8mm
Weight: 209 grams
6.67-inch IPS LCD display with 20: 9 aspect ratio, 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution, maximum brightness of 450 nits, HDR10 support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 91% body-to-display ratio and TÜV Rheinland certification
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Octa Core Qualcomm Kryo 465 64-bit CPU, up to 2.3GHz
GPU Adreno 618
Qualcomm AI Engine 5th generation with Hexagon Tensor Accelerator
RAM: 4/6 GB LPDDR4X (our model has 6)
Internal memory: 128 GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD (up to 512 GB)

Rear cameras:

48 MP Samsung ISOCELL GM248 megapixel, f / 1.79, 1.6 ?m pixel, 7 lenses, PDAF + EIS
8 megapixel ultra-wide 119 ° f / 2.2
5 megapixel macro AF (2cm-10cm)
2 megapixel depth sensor
16 megapixel front camera
5.020 mAh battery with 22.5 W fast charge support (charger included)
Connectivity: dual nano SIM, Dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, infrared, FM radio, audio jack
Other: splash-resistant nano coating (no IPxx certification)

MIUI 11 operating system based on Android 10

The excellent performances shown on paper are also confirmed in the benchmark tests to which we have subjected it. All this, combined with the MIUI 11 based on Android 10, allows you to have incredible performances that, we are not ashamed to say, in everyday use they are identical to those of the top of the range with decidedly higher prices.

Autonomy is the workhorse of Redmi Note 9S

Whether it’s due to the huge 5,020 mAh battery, the particularly efficient SoC, the properly optimized MIUI 11 or a combination of all three of these elements , there is absolutely no doubt that the best feature of the Redmi Note 9S is its autonomy.

In terms of charging we find another plus: in addition to the support for quick charging, Redmi inside the package has integrated a power supply capable of supporting an energy output of 22.5W, bringing charging times around 90 minutes (from 0 to 50% in just 35 minutes). It is not for all manufacturers to integrate a rapid power supply in the package that supports exactly the same maximum input as the smartphone (Apple, for example, with the iPhone 11 integrates a 5W power supply in the package).

However, the fact remains that, if you intend to buy any smartphone with the intention of making it last as long as possible, the battery is undoubtedly the most fragile component: our advice is always to use wall-mounted power supplies with output not exceeding 10W (5V 2A), to keep the battery charge level always between 40% and 80% and not to leave the phone on 100% charge for long periods of time (modern smartphones have an intelligent function that, if put on charge during the night, stop it at 80% bringing it to 100% only a couple of hours before your typical awakening).

Conclusions

The many positive characteristics of Redmi Note 9S are not offset by many negativities.

Of course, the weight could have been lower but this would have meant a less capacious battery and therefore a worse autonomy. The goal of finding a balance to all this means that the design of a smartphone has, from the beginning, a certain target market. In the case of the Redmi Note 9S, in our opinion the target is the user who wants to have a good multimedia experience by sacrificing a little portability and ergonomics.

From the hardware point of view, we make the two real notes due to the lack of the NFC chip (a component now widely used for mobile payments and which does not have such an exorbitant cost) and to the rear photographic sector which, despite being advertised as exceptional thanks to the variety offered from the 4 sensors, it actually stops at a discrete main camera and a sufficient wide-angle and telephoto camera.

Anyway, the final judgment from our point of view is positive and, considering the base price from 229 euros (our version with 6 GB of RAM has a list price of 269 euros, even if we managed to buy it on offer at 220 euros on third-party stores), there is no better smartphone that you can buy in this price range.

The Realme 6i is the world's first smartphone powered by MediaTek's Helio G80 SoC WITH 5000 mAh battery

Realme 6i official: it is the first with Helio G80 and has a 5,000 mAh battery

Realme does not stop and, a few months after the launch of Realme 5i , it is already ready to show its successor, Realme 6i . That the smartphone was around the corner was now clear , so we are not surprised at the presentation of a new base range in such a tight turn. But what does the Realme 6i have to offer more than its predecessor ? Let’s take a look at the data sheet to find out.

Realme 6i Android smartphone OF 6.5? IPS LCD display, Helio G80 chipset, 5000 mAh battery, 128 GB storage

Realme has chosen to switch to a MediaTek SoC, more precisely to the brand new Helio G80 announced in February (for the first time on a smartphone). Recall that the chip offers an octa-core processor with 2 Cortex-A75 cores at 2GHz + 6 Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz, flanked by a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The smartphone also equips 3 / 4GB of RAM and 64 / 128GB of internal memory.

The Realme 6i is the world’s first ANDROID smartphone powered by MediaTek’s Helio G80 SoC WITH 5000 mAh battery

As for the display, we find a 6.5 ” panel with HD + resolution and a drop notch that houses the 16 MegaPixel front camera. The main photographic sector can count on 4 sensors: one 48 MegaPixel main one, one for 8 MegaPixels with 119 ° ultra-wide-angle lenses, one 2MP for macro and one 2MP black and white for portrait mode shots, with the rear fingerprint reader.

The Realme 6i is the world's first smartphone powered by MediaTek's Helio G80 SoC WITH 5000 mAh battery

Finally we find a 5,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging at 18W via the USB Type-C connector (the 5i had a microUSB) and the operating system based on Android 10 and Realme UI interface. Realme 6i will be marketed in Myanmar (Burma) starting from March 29 at the equivalent price of 160 euros for the 3 / 64GB model and 195 euros for the 4 / 128GB model in the two colors Green Tea and White Milk.