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Top innovative features of smartphones in 2018: How smartphones changed over the whole year

2018 has been a great year for smartphone lovers. We got to see exceptional specs in lower prices, especially the midrange segment got huge changes with prices going continuously lower. Check the dedicated article on top midrange smartphones of 2018 here. But we also witnessed some new technologies in the smartphones this year. While trying to reduce the bezels and bring out the maximum screen to body ratio, the brands tried the best possible ways to fit bigger screens in smaller bodies. And that gave us new innovations in our beloved smartphones. Here we have discussed the best innovations of 2018 which changed our concept about future smartphones.

1. 19:9 displays with smaller bezels:        2018 brought the trend of bezel-less design. The smartphones started to move from 16:9 to 18:9 displays. But that was just for a few days. Soon the ratio changed and the screen to body touched 90%, end l even went higher. One of the major reasons it could be possible was the use of notch…

2018 midrange smartphones review: Smartphones which made a big impact on the market and make the midrangers compete with the flagships

The midrange market of the smartphones has got some fiery contenders in 2018. Starting from Xiaomi's most popular budget series smartphone and Realme's entry in the middle of the year to Asus's most awaited midrange smartphone of 2018, the mid-range market has grown too much that it can now compete with the flagships too. Not just with its bigger batteries or screen size but performance and looks are also becoming similar. We saw cool glossy glass backs, big 5000 maH batteries, stylish waterdrop notch, good processors and Android One support in the mid-range segment smartphones. Here's some of them which broke the boundary and made the mid-range smartphones compete with the flagship ones. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:        Xiaomi had the total midrange market in its hands till 2017. Also in February 2018, they brought the perfect midranger of that time which was the Redmi Note 5/5 Pro, the successor to its previous year's most loved smartphone, the Redmi Note …

Train-18: India's first engineless train to be inaugurated by PM Modi on December 29th, can run with speed upto 200 kmph

Indian Railways have served the country since 1853. Almost every Indian have had great experiences with the services of the government organisation also called as “transport lifeline of the nation”. The Indian railways have covered 67,368 kilometre route in India and connected the most possible areas in the country. But in recent times, we all have heard about the high speed trains that possibly can be running on Indian tracks very soon. The bullet train that debuted in Japan in 1964, now can be seen in India, it was said by the honourable Prime Minister of India.
       But that news has not been confirmed till now and neither we are seeing any signs of that dream becoming true at least in near future. But the semi high speed trains are going to launch very soon in India. That's a confirmed news by Minister of State for Railways, Mr. Rajen Gohain and it can be seen before the ending of 2018. Recently the semi high speed train completed its trail run successfully in its pr…

Xiaomi Mi Play: Another budget beast by Xiaomi launched as a gaming device in China with attractive features

Xiaomi's new attempt to capture the market is quite interesting. Xiaomi recently announced a new Mi series phone that was expected to be the Poco F1's relaunch. But the official announcement confirmed that it would be a totally different series in the budget category. It was announced in China on December 24th named as the Mi Play. Let's have a look at it.
Design & display:       Xiaomi finally has removed its boring metal design panels from the back side with the new Mi Play. It now has a new and attractive, glossy, gradiant finished glass panels on the rear side. In the front side, it has a 5.84 inch Full HD+ display (IPS LCD) with 1080x2280 resolution. It has a small notch on top of the screen like the Vivo V11 Pro and this is the first Xiaomi has introduced such a small notch in any of their phones. We have seen the Mi Mix 3 with no notch full screen display but the notched phones were using bigger notches than this one. The display has a pixel density of 432…

Lenovo S5 Pro GT: Lenovo launched another smartphone with more aggressive price and fiery specs

Lenovo has come up with yet another blunder with the Z5 Pro GT. It is the new S5 Pro GT. It is the upgraded version of the Lenovo S5 Pro that was launched recently with killing specs and price. You can check the details of the regular version by clicking here. Well the specs are almost same but the processor was upgraded and the final combination made it a superb value for money product.
Design & display:        Designwise it will be the same as the regular version. A unibody metal back with vertically stacked cameras and a physical fingerprint sensor. In the front side, it will have a 6.2 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with 1080x2246 resolution. It will have an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 with 402 PPI pixel density. No display protection has been confirmed yet.
Performance:        The Lenovo S5 Pro has a Snapdragon 636 under the hood. The the GT version has an upgraded processor which can be the first time on the budget. It will carry a Snapdragon 660 under it which is an octa c…

Asus's Zenfone Max Pro M2 vs Xiaomi's Redmi Note 6 Pro: Is the competetion still the same?

The midrange smartphone market has been crowded with many feature packed phones since April 2018. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was ruling the segment till then but after Asus launched its Zenfone Max Pro M1 with the similar specs the market got fired up. Then Realme cane with its low budget high specs phones to join the competetion and launched 5 phones in just 6 months of interval and is getting good feedbacks by consumers. But Xiaomi and Asus also came with their midrange kings version 2.0 recently. The Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 are the two most discussed smartphones of Decemeber 2018. We will here compare the specs and give a conclusion about who is ahead in the race. You can check full details of both the phones by clicking the below links:
        1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 full details
        2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro full details
Design and Display:         The two phones have been totally different in terms of design as the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a metal bac…

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT: Lenovo announced first smartphone with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 and upto 12 GB ram variant

Lenovo recently announced its Z5 Pro GT in China. It is a flagship category smartphone and will have the mechanical pop up technology for the placements of the front cameras. It can be the first smartphone with 12 GB ram option in the world. Here we discuss other specs of the device.
Design & display:        The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will have a carbon fibre finish on the back side. It will have black and red coloured patterns under the glass for better looks. In the front side it will have a 6.39 inch Full HD+ super AMOLED panel with 1080x2340 resolution. This will give the display an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with 403 PPI pixel density. The display will contain the fingerprint sensor also under it.
Performance:        This smartphone will be carrying one of the fastest processors till date, the Snapdragon 855 by Qualcomm, which was recently launched with 5G modem inside. This chipset is clocked at 2.84 GHz (maximum) and will have the Adreno 640 GPU for better graphics experience wi…

Huawei Nova 4 with punch hole display and 48 MP rear camera variant launched in China

We recently heard about the Honor view 20 with 48 MP single rear camera. The specs were very impressive and trustworthy. Today Huawei launched its Nova 4 with triple rear camera and one of them will have a the same 48 MP sensor in it.
       The predecessor of Nova 4, the Huawei Nova 3 was appreciated for its great cameras of the segment. Now the successor has brought new heights in the camera section. We will discuss the camera section later and start with the display.
Design & Display:        The Nova 3 was one of the best looking smartphones of its time. The Nova 4 is also not an exception. The design is quite similar to the Huawei P20 Pro with the three back cameras. The glossy back is made of glass to provide the best looks in the smartphone. In the front side it has a big 6.4 inch Full HD+  IPS LCD panel with 1080x2310 pixels and a hole on the left corner of the display for the front camera. The pixel density here will be 398 PPI with 19.2:9 aspect ratio.

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Honor View 20: Honor teases it's latest budget range flagship with 48 MP rear camera

Honor has been known for its budget range smartphones. Specially in 2018 Honor has brought many devices with killer specs and pocket-friendly pricing. Specially the Honor View 10 was perfect combination of specs and price in its segment. This series of Honor carries the best processor of the that time with great cameras. As the Honor View 10 was a great combination of flagship specs and decent pricing, the successor of it will not be an exception.
Design & Display:      As a flagship device, Honor view 20 may appear with a glass back, just like the predecessor. This also may come with a hole in the display for the front camera. That means it will have a full screen display with no notch. The display will be a 6.3 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with 1080x2340 pixels. The aspect ratio here will be of 19.5:9 with 409 PPI pixel density. Any display protection has not been confirmed till now.

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Vivo Nex 2: Vivo launched its new full screen smartphone with dual displays to omit the pop up front camera

The Chinese smartphone seller, Vivo has come up with a number of innovation in 2018. Be it the under display fingerprint sensor or the pop up selfie camera, Vivo has brought new technologies in decent pricing. The Vivo Nex is the only phone to come up with the pop up selfie camera. And the pricing also was in the perfect bracket. Again Vivo has arrived with its new innovation for the successor of the Nex series which is dedicated to full screen display. Because of the sliding camera, the Vivo Nex couldn't be certified by any IP rating. And also the moving part can be a factor for the early damage of the phone, some experts suggested. That's why Vivo has introduced the dual display concept in the Vivo Nex 2. Let's check out its details.

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Design and Display:        The Vivo Nex 2 will be coming with dual display as mentioned before. The primary one will have a 6.4 inch…

Huawei's New Operating system: Huawei is working on its new OS, US-China relation can be the reason

Huawei recently made into the 2nd position in the world ranking of most selling smartphone brand. All because of its well balanced features and prices. It is now only behind Samsung, which is leading the market with more than 40% share. And it will be not very wrong if we say that Huawei very soon can surpass Samsung in terms of sales world-wide. Huawei will definitely like to achieve this and be the number one smartphone seller in the world. But there's a new problem for Huawei knocking at the door.

     Recently we are hearing about a new mobile OS that is being designed by the Chinese tech company. According to a interview with a journalist, the Vice president of Huawei was asked about the new OS off Huawei and reply was "It is under development." Though any details war not given by Mr. Lee, the recent Vice president of Huawei. But it is quite clear that Huawei might move to its own OS like Apple and Microsoft.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Qualcomm launched latest flagship processor with the most awaited 5G connectivity feature

The smartphone processor manufacturing giant Qualcomm is finally here with its latest 7nm made flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855 SoC. After Apple's A12 bionic and Huawei's Kirin 980, this is the third one to have the 7nm design. Though Qualcomm has come late but it has brought the most awaited feature with it and can be the best of them all. The benchmark sites confirm it. The major upgrades of the chipset will be in its performance, AI, camera, entertainment, and of course, connectivity.

Entry to the 5G world:       The Snapdragon 855 would be the first ever mobile platform to come with the X50 modem. This will provide the device (which will carry the Snapdragon 855) the entry pass for the 5th generation of cellular network connectivity on their smartphones. Though their will be another variant of the processor which will be available with the X24 modem that'll be better than sd845's X21 and provide almost 2 Gbps speed but will not support 5G features. Many…