Archive for September, 2018

Saturday Savings: Massive discounts from Anker, Samsung, Huawei, and more

We are just weeks away from seeing a slew of new smartphones from the likes of Google, OnePlus and more. In the meantime, you’re likely looking for some great deals to jump on, and we’ve got you covered.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for Labor Day or Black Friday for some incredible savings. In fact, there are plenty of items on sale on a regular basis.

Whether you are looking for a phone from a big-name player or some accessories from a few lesser-known companies, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’re here.

We have gathered up a number of promotions, discounts, and other savings across a variety of categories.

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Grab new tech from Solo NY, TENVIS, Samson, Handle Plus

It’s a really interesting time of year for smartphone fans. If you’re an early adopter of tech, the next couple of weeks will be a lot of fun. With multiple flagship handsets on the horizon, we’ll definitely be watching closely.

Now is also a great time to consider new gadgets to enhance the phone experience. You’ll surely want to pair that upcoming device with some accessories, right?

The Weekend Recommender is our chance to share some of the better tech items that have recently crossed our path. What you’ll find below are five products that we’ve spent time with over the last few weeks which deserve special recognition. Who knows? Maybe your next favorite thing is listed here!

Solo NY Altitude Backpack

What kind of backpack would Silent Snake wear? Assuming, of course, he were ever caught with one. We suspect it would be something exactly like the Altitude from Solo NY.

It’s got a tactical look and there’s tons of pockets and pouches for gear. Like, think of a number that you’d expect to see in a backpack and then double it. If you’re the type of person who often lugs around cables, chargers, papers, laptops, phones, tablets, and stuff, this is one to consider.

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There are obvious pockets and spots for the bigger items and they’re all easily accessible. Flip up here or unzip there and you’ll have compartments for so many other things. It’s big enough to hold a 17.3-inch laptop or any 2-in-1 you’ll have on hand.

The review unit we received was black and grey; however, there are other options to choose from, too. The best part? It’s backed by a five-year warranty. Order yours for about $80 from Solo NY.

TENVIS Wireless Network Camera

If keeping a remote eye on your home or office is a concern, you’ve probably considered some form of wireless camera. The problem? It’s often expensive, particularly when you start to add multiple units.

The TENVIS option runs less than $40 and provides many of the features you need. A 6’5″ cord gives you flexibility and plenty of distance between the camera and a wall outlet.

The two-way audio lets you communicate with the camera using your smartphone. So, feel free to check on whether or not the homework and chores are being done and, if not, why.

Should you wish to use it as a security camera you can enable the motion detection and alerts. This way it starts recording whenever someone is captured on camera. You’ll get notifications via email or pushed through your phone no matter where you happen to be. The infrared LEDs kick on in the evening and ensure you don’t miss anything because it’s night time.

The mobile app gives control over shooting angles, allowing for both panning and tilting. Should your subject move you can follow along in real time. Want to snap pictures and 720p videos? Toss in a microSD card and capture them for long term, posterity, or proof. Available at Amazon for around $38.

Samson Go Mic Mobile

Given that phones have such great cameras and storage capabilities, it makes sense that a lot of people are using them for video logging, or vlogging. Whether it’s a few minutes on Instagram or full-on YouTube broadcasts or anything in between, anyone can have their voice heard.

To do so, though, you need a good microphone. Samson makes a great combination kit (Go Mic Mobile) that’s perfect for aspiring video stars. Designed with work in tandem with your phone, it also mounts on a tablet, tripod, or digital camera.

Included in the bundle is a wireless handheld microphone and receiver, as well as cables to connect to your devices. The receiver offers analog output, digital audio output, mixed mono/split stereo selector, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery good for up to 13 hours.

The removable bracket arms and smartphone locking screw ensure you can find the right fit and that things don’t fall apart in the field. Purchase your Go Mic Mobile kit from Amazon for about $200.

Handle Plus

Using a phone with one hand can be problematic, can’t it? It’s pretty tough with such large screens to both hold and reach the edges of the display with the same hand. There’s great tech you can get to make things easier on the phone. Indeed, there’s also stuff for your tablet, too.

The Handle Plus is an accessory that be instantly attached and detached, adding a number of helpful features to your table. Use it to hold your tablet without pinching it, setting the weight to a more comfortable reading position. Or, grab it as a handle and carry it around.

Our favorite part of the Handle Plus is how versatile it is a kickstand. Rotate it 360 degrees and set your tablet up in portrait or landscape mode, regardless of where your buttons are located.

This isn’t the first accessory of its type, but it’s one of the better ones we’ve seen. It’s the sort of thing that works on any model of Android tablet, iPad, or Fire HD. A Kickstarter campaign gets underway from October 2nd; the early bird backers will be able to buy Handle Plus from $50 per piece. The regular price on Kickstarter will be $80 and the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) will be $99.

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In brief: Mobile news worth knowing (9/28/18)

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Friday, September 28th and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we learn about the delays surrounding the RED Hydrogen One, along with new OnePlus 6T teasers. Google is also rolling out Wear OS 2.1 while the Razer Phone 2 makes its latest appearance.

We’d love feedback on this post, so please let us know what you think in the comments. If we can improve in some way, we’d love to know!

RED Hydrogen One delayed yet again

If you were one of the folks hoping to get your hands on the Titanium RED Hydrogen One, needless to say you’ve been disappointed enough. The company announced that the scheduled shipment date of October 9th has again been changed.

The founder, Jim Jannard, of RED took to the RED forums and shared that the first batch of handsets “is a disaster”. Essentially, Jannard explained that there are issues with the partnerships surrounding the suppliers of the device.

Nonetheless, the standard aluminum version is scheduled to begin shipping according to plan. Those who pre-ordered the Titanium version will receive the aluminum option and will be able to keep both after shipments begin.

Wear OS 2.1 rolling out today

Google has started rolling out the latest version of Wear OS, bringing your compatible smartwatch up to version 2.1. This update aims to improve on the foundation of Wear OS, which will hopefully improve further smartwatch releases.

As for the interface, there are a lot of new gesture controls, including new ways to access notifications. There are also improvements to health monitoring, and a heavy dose of Google Assistant.

On the bright side, Google has confirmed that just about every smartwatch compatible with Wear OS 2.0 will see the 2.1 update. The devices that won’t be updated include the LG G Watch, original Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, and Samsung Gear Live.

The Wear OS 2.1 update is starting to roll out to users today.

OnePlus begins teasing the 6T

Although we don’t have an official launch date yet, OnePlus has started to tease its upcoming handset. The first teaser video arrived via Twitter and says “OnePlus 6T. It’s coming”.

The video itself shows the 6T logo while saying “Unlock the Future” before flashing the OnePlus logo. In addition to this teaser, the company announced “The Lab: OnePlus 6T Edition.”

This gives 10 users the ability to test out the upcoming device early, then providing a review for the community. The entries for this program are open until October 8th, and we are expecting the OnePlus 6T to launch later in the month.

Razer Phone 2 renders show off sleek design

October is turning out to be quite a busy month for those looking for new smartphone releases. The next option could come from Razer with the Razer Phone 2.

@evleaks has shared a new render of the handset, revealing that the Razer Phone 2 will sport a design that is practically the same as its predecessor. There are some minor changes in-tow such as slightly-slimmer bezels and a dual-camera setup on the rear.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Razer Phone 2 could be the Chroma logo on the back. This would make it possible the logo to actually light up and change to the color of your choosing.

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Location history – what is it and how to use it?

Location history is that feature on your Android phone which keeps track of all the places you visited throughout the day, every day. Since you carry your phone at all times, the tool can provide a very good preview of your daily whereabouts.

Location history can be enabled from the Maps app, which is the standard navigation app by Google. From there, users can have access to a nifty Timeline feature that lets you browse the place you’ve visited, and shows you the routes traveled either by foot or driving.

Here’s how you access location history in Maps

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android device
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner
  3. Click on Your timeline
  4. Tap the calendar icon to view a particular day
  5. Tap on the date to view your location history. Complete with the time between which you were moving from one place to another.

Even though this feature can be quite useful, you can’t deny it’s kind of creepy. Google is watching every single step, but if you feel uncomfortable there’s the option to disable location tracking.

How to disable location tracking

  1. In the Google Maps app tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner again
  2. Tap Settings (at the bottom)
  3. Tap Personal content
  4. Find Location History and tap on it
  5. Click on the toggle next to your device to disable location tracking for your device


  1. There’s the option to Pause location tracking by toggling off the Use Location History option at the top.

However, a recent report reveals that the Location History toggle won’t actually stop Google from tracking you, as the search giant will continue to do so through other means.

If you really want to prevent Google to from tracking your Maps data and browsing searches for locations, you actually need to go disable the Web and App Activity option.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your phone’s Setting menu
  2. Tap on your Google Account under Google
  3. Tap on Data & Personalization
  4. The first option you should see under Activity Controls is Web & App Activity
  5. Toggle the option off
  6. You’ll be asked whether to Pause Location History. Press Pause.

Well what if you want to get rid of all the data good old Google has gathered on you? You can do so by following the steps outlined below.

  1. Open Google Maps on your phone again
  2. Tap the three-line menu in the top left corner
  3. Go to Settings> Personal Content
  4. Scroll down until you find the option to Delete all Location History
  5. Tap on it. You’ll be asked whether you really want to do that.
  6. Tap “I understand and want to delete” and then tap the Delete button
  7. You can selectively delete a range of your Location History by using the Delete Location History range option.

While turning the location setting on your phone off entirely is a good start if you want to keep your whereabouts private, keep in mind that other apps might also be tracking your location. Moreover, most Wi-Fi networks contain location markers, which makes it even harder to escape being tracked today.


Sub-$500 smartphone showdown: Pocophone F1 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Z

Companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus started a new movement a few years back. As they begun releasing products packing high-end features and much cheaper price tags than the competition’s, a new product category was born: the affordable flagship.

And over the years more and more Android phone makers have joined in the efforts to offer well-specced, but still wallet-friendly handsets for customers who don’t want to spend $800+ on a phone.

Well among the most recent entries into this niche we find two offerings. One from ASUS and another one from a new Xiaomi sub-brand called Poco. Actually, the former has taken the idea of an affordable flagship to a whole new level, as we will see below.

So in this article, we take a look at how Poco’s first offering the Pocophone F1 compares against the ASUS Zenfone 5Z, which just went on sale in the US this summer.

Design and display

If you want a gorgeous-looking phone, well from the start we can tell you the Pocophone F1 is not what you’re looking for. The handset is quite generic in terms of design, featuring a rather drab polycarbonate back that pales in comparison to products such as the OnePlus 6.

Actually, the F1 also looks unimpressive when pitted against ASUS Zenfone 5Z, which is mostly made of glass, with a metal frame sandwiched in between. That being said, the latest Zenfone looks every bit as modern and stylish as every other flagship that launched this year.

Moreover, it’s glass back has a nice look with a fine circular pattern that springs from the fingerprint scanner on the back and creates spinning wheel patterns when the light hits the back. The F1 also has a fingerprint scanner on the rear.

In line with most phones in 2018, both the Pocophone F1 and ASUS Zenfone 5Z sport notches on the front. But there’s a noticeable difference here. The F1’s large notch seems a bit out of place, due to the still consistent top and lower bezels.

In contrast, ASUS’ approach is a lot more elegant. The bottom “chin” for example is quite thin, to the point that is barely noticeable.

When it comes to displays, the Pocophone F1 packs a 5.99-inch IPS LCD one with FHD+ resolution. The ASUS device, on the other hand, takes advantage of a larger 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with the same FHD+ res.


While the ASUS Zenfone 5Z looks and feels more premium, performance-wise you won’t notice any major discrepancies between the two handsets.

That’s because both devices are powered by the latest Snapdragon 845. The Pocophone F1 has three configurations:

  • 6GB of RAM + 64GB of storage
  • 8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage
  • 8GB of RAM + 256GB of storage

The ASUS Zenfone 5Z also comes in three options, but as you already guessed it, availability varies by region:

  • 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage
  • 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage
  • 8GB of RAM + 256GB of storage

Indeed, the two phones should be on-par when it comes to speed and smoothness. We should also mention that Xiaomi has added a liquid cooling system inside the Pocophone F1 to help the CPU do its job without overheating.

The battery inside Xiaomi’s offering is also pretty great. It’s a 4,000 mAh unit that has support for Quick Charge 3. The device ships with a 9V/2A charger in the box. There’s no wireless charging, but that’s to be understood, given that this is a super affordable flagship.

As for the ASUS phone, it relies on a smaller 3,300 mAh unit with fast battery charging 9V/2A. There’s a lack of wireless charging in here too. On top of that, none of the two devices features any kind of water resistance.

Yet, they both preserve the 3.5mm headphone jack.


Xiaomi and ASUS are ticking all the boxes here by incorporating a dual-lens main camera into their products. The Pocophone bundles a 12MP+5MP duo, while the Zenfone features 12MP+8MP sensors on the back.

As we found in our review of the Pocophone F1, the device can shoot pretty nice images. The portrait mode too is quite good, with excellent edge detection. However, the phone does have a tendency to falter in trickier light conditions, as it overexposes and messes up white balance.

When it comes to selfies, the F1 packs a 20MP shooter with an IR sensor that helps with face unlock. In the case of the Zenfone, the front-facing camera is an 8MP affair. The phone also has a face unlock feature that works very well when there’s enough light.


The Pocophone F1 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.6 UI on top. There’s also a Poco Launcher over MIUI. The idea behind the Poco Launcher is to make everything look like stock Android, so if you’re a fan of that you’ll enjoy the software experience on board this phone.

What’s more, Xiaomi has pledged to deliver the Android Pie update for the device, by the end of this year. And so did ASUS in regards to its Zenfone 5Z. Although the Taiwanese company didn’t provide a timeframe.

The phone currently runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with ASUS’ ZenUI 5.0, which you will find looks quite attractive. Although, the software feels like it does need more polishing to truly shine. The presence of some pre-installed apps of dubious usefulness (like Selfie Master) is also pretty annoying.


The Pocophone crushes the competition when it comes to price. The device is priced so very affordable, but there’s a big caveat.

Despite its amazing value, the F1 does not support the LTE bands that US carriers use to power their LTE networks. The phone does support most GSM bands for 3G networks, but it does not offer the same courtesy when it comes to true LTE bands. Which is a real shame. Knowing these limitations, if you still want to buy it, the F1 is available on Amazon for $399.

But the Pocophone F1 is really a perfect buy if you live outside the US.

What about the ASUS Zenfone 5Z? Well, this model you can purchase in the States. The device is available on Amazon for $499. It’s sold as unlocked and comes with a warranty. Note that the product is compatible with GSM carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T.

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Candy Crush Friends Saga to debut on Android and iOS on October 11

Mobile game developer, King has just revealed is gearing up to unveil a new game from the popular Candy Crush franchise.

Called Candy Crush Friends Saga, the title has been soft-launched ever since May of last year. Thankfully, it now seems King is finally ready to start offering the game to a wider audience. The game will become available for download on October 11 for both Android and iOS users.

Candy Crush Friends Saga has players traveling through the Candy Kingdom to save characters from previous games. It will feature 3D character art and environments, although the gameplay will remain largely the same. However, the new title promises to create an unprecedented connection between players and their favorite characters.

New Candy Crush game is coming on October 11

Candy Crush Saga first launched on Facebook in April 2012. Its mobile counterpart was released in November 2012, and since then the game has been seen tremendous success.

While the gaming community might have been hyped about the arrival of Epic’s Fortnite on mobile in 2018, King’s Candy Crush Saga and its spin-off, the Candy Crush Soda Saga continue to bring joy to mobile players from around the world. And fill parent company Activision Blizzard’s bank account, in the process.

The company revealed back in May in its earnings report that revenue from King hit its highest mark ever in Q1 2018. And surprise, surprise! Candy Crush was King’s highest earner, with Candy Crush Soda coming in the second place.

Even though both are older games, their popularity seems to endure across time. Well, King preparing to refresh its Candy Crush lineup of games soon and if you’re a fan of the titles, you must be very excited.

The new Candy Crush Friends Saga will be, of course, free to download from the Google Play Store. Although, like it’s the case with its predecessors, you can expect it to feature a lot of in-app purchases.

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Hot Take: LG V40 “unveiled”, Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM, and more Pixel 3 leaks (Episode 29)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. LG shared the V40 ahead of its official announcement, the Oppo Find X will soon include 10GB of RAM, and more Pixel 3 features are leaked in a new video.

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Man or Vampire: A journey into the afterlife (Review)

Have you ever wondered what happens after you die? Does your soul goes somewhere? How does it looks like? Man or Vampire gives us another take on these questions by creating a dark, grim world that doesn’t look like how people normally picture heaven. This randomly-generated world full of monsters, bosses, and loot provides a superb amount of content and depth, thanks to its entertaining combat system, powerful character upgrade system, and extensive modes and options.

Developer: HIDEA
Price: Free


The mechanics of Man or Vampire are made much easier thanks to its brilliant tutorial. Very early in the game you realize that the character you control is dead, and you are in heaven. You then go through a basic dungeon, in which the game shows you the controls, battle mechanics, inventory management, and similar useful stuff.

The tutorial ends in a very intriguing way, and then it resets you to control the one who will actually be your character throughout the game. However, your character is not alone, since you have the possibility of taking at least three other characters with you, which you get in-game from an aptly-named function called “Soul Search.”


Man or Vampire is a combination of several mechanics from other games. At its core, it is a turn-based role-playing game, very similar to Fire Emblem. When battling against enemies, the battlefield becomes a grid, in which you can move around and perform actions like attacking, healing, or performing special abilities, depending on the grid space you land on. Upon defeating enemies, you get experience, which you use to level up and get new skills.

You explore the world through the Adventure mode. Here, you enter different levels that are created randomly in order to get loot and experience. When not battling, the characters are able to explore the world using a League of Legends-style navigation, in which you touch a point to which you want your characters to walk, rather than moving the characters yourself.

The Combat System

As previously mentioned, the CPU and you take turns in attacking each other. The order in which the characters attack, the damage they deal, and the damage they take when being attack are all calculated using your character’s stats as a base. There are also items you can equip to increase your character’s strength, defense, and intelligence.

The battle grid changes depending on the type of character you are controlling. For example, characters with sword will not get an attack tile unless they are right next to an emeny. Meanwhile, other characters can only attack if they are two tiles away from the target. There are also green tiles for healing, purple ones to heal all characters in a party, and yellow tiles to perform special abilities. The actual color, arrangement, and number of movements you are allowed greatly depends on the character.

Overall, there’s decent depth in the system. I have found the game to be a bit on the easy side, which makes the ellaborate system a little redundant. You can basically slash your way out of the dungeons without applying that much strategy, which defeats the purpose of the multiple levels that you can improve on. However, when enemies do give you a hard time, the system really shines.

Loot and Inventory

In every dungeon you will find chests with loot. You can equip items both for attacking and for defending yourself. Some types of character can equip a certain type of items, and there are different classes of items, which adds even another depth of complexity to the game. Initially, you can only hold 20 items, plus the ones your characters have equipped. If you need more, then you can buy more slots with gold.

There are also consumables, such as potions, teleport feathers, and cards. If you don’t find any of these items useful, you can sell them directly from the inventory, without having to go to a dedicated shop or something similar, like in other games. There are items marked as “Other” that have some special effects, such as opening special doors, “holy water” items that decrease the revival time of your allies, and even something called “Bat Scroll.”

Graphics and Sound

The artwork in Man or Vampire is, hands down, the strongest part of the game. The stylized graphics work really well with the overall theme of the game, the monsters and bosses are intriguing, and the animations are really fluid. Even though the characters you control look great when on the field, the picture that appears when you want to upgrade them does not match the rest of the artwork, making them feel out of place.

A complaint that I have with the interface is that everything is way too small to tap on it. This is especially true when you are in the campfire area, which acts as a hub to all of the different features of the game. Also, the text seems to be on the small side, and sometimes disappears way too quickly. However, when the text is big enough, it seems a bit blurry. I tested this game on a Samsung Galaxy S8, which, as you all know, has a top-notch screen. It is probably very hard to make something appear as blurry on a S8 screen, but this game unfortunately managed to do so.

The game’s music aptly follows the overall dark theme of the game, using soothing but intriguing music all over the game. I can see it growing old really quickly, though. Sound effects are appropriate and add to the experience.


No free game in the Play Store would be complete without micro-transactions. The cheapest one I found costs $4.46 and yields 500 gems and a mini map, and the most expensive one tops at an eye-watering $89.24, giving you 11500 gems. Most of the stuff you can buy with these gems are also items that you can get through playing the game, so it looks like you could play the game comfortably without spending money. Of course, if you like the game and enjoy it, spending a few dollars on the software will for sure make a huge difference to the developer.


Man or Vampire combines a superb graphic style with an old-school, turn-based combat in a solid RPG that can keep you entertained for hours. Although the combat is easy, the game has a lot of depth, with several different character classes, items, and heroes you can get to traverse through the intriguing, dark world. There are several elements that were left out, but they could easily fill a 5000-word review. It just has that much content.

There are some flaws, like some inconsistencies in the graphics, repetitive music, and low difficulty, but overall it is able to provide an entertaining gameplay that is very easy to pick up and start enjoying right away. If you want a game that deviates from common themes in the Play Store, such as endless games, shooters, or other genres with shallow elements, then Man or Vampire will satisfy your needs.

Download and install Man or Vampire from the Google Play Store.

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Save $90 on the Cisno WiFi Robot Vacuum with Alexa

Robots are taking over the world. Not quite in the Technological Singularity or Judgment Day uprising we ultimately fear happens, but one in which they can be very helpful. Robots can be awesome.

We’re already automating so much of our lives with phones, services, and tech, so why not turn to robots to help keep things tidy around the house. It’s time for your own Rosey the Robot.

If you’ve never owned a Roomba, Samsung POWERbot, or other robotic vacuum cleaner, you’re missing out. No, having one doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It means you’re smart and you care about regular, consistent cleaning of your home.

Check out the AndroidGuys Deals Store and you’ll see there’s a great bargain on the Cisno WiFi Robot Vacuum with Alexa, which is currently $90 lower than its normal $290 price tag. Designed to vacuum, sweep, and even mop, this robot has nearly two hours (100 minutes) of run time per charge and works on all sorts of hard flooring.

Run it on its own, schedule it daily or weekly, or control it manually via your phone. It’s a low-profile device that fits under pretty much any furniture so it can get where you don’t want to. For those of you who have Amazon Alexa or Google Home, enjoy using it via voice commands.



  • Schedule cleanings & keep track of performance, error alerts, and battery level through your phone
  • Use voice commands to activate & send it on a cleaning spree
  • Clean up spilled milk, juice, & other liquid and dry your floor in a single pass thanks to a water tank and microfiber pads
  • Charge it automatically — it’s programmed to return to the dock at 20% battery level
  • Control it w/ an included remote when you don’t have WiFi

Normally priced about $290, you can get one of these for $200 through the AndroidGuys Deals Store. A savings of around 30 percent, it’s a great price, but only for a limited time.

Isn’t it time you smarten up your home? The Cisno WiFi Robot Vacuum with Alexa might not talk to you like Rosey the Robot, but it’ll keep the kitchen and other rooms looking clean.

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Realme 2 Pro is an advanced mid-ranger coming with up to 8GB of RAM

Realme, a sub-brand of popular Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, this week has introduced a new handset called the Realme 2 Pro.

This is a powerful mid-range device that offers competitive specs at a highly affordable price. Targeting millennials, the Realme 2 Pro is marketed as having “Max Power, Max Style.”

The device arrives with a spacious 6.3-inch super-view full screen which features an impressive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. It also has a waterdrop-like notch which Realme is calling “Dewdrop”. But in hand, the device feels like holding a conventional 5.5-inch phone with a 16:9 screen.

The Realme 2 Pro takes mid-range devices to a new level

The Realme 2 Pro will prove to be a very solid mid-ranger as it’s powered by a capable Snapdragon 660 processor. What’s more, it’s offered in these three advanced configurations:

  • 4GB of RAM/64GB of storage
  • 6GB of RAM/64G of storage
  • 8GB of RAM/128GB of storage

8GB of RAM on a mid-ranger? That’s quite surprising, to say the least.

Moving on to photography, the handset sports a AI-enabled dual camera on the back comprised of a main 16MP sensor (f/1.7) and a 2MP lens. The rear is also home to an oval fingerprint scanner. As for the selfie camera hidden in the tiny notch is of 16MP variety with f/2.0.

Just like the previous Realme 2, the Realme 2 Pro runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with OPPO’s ColorOS 5.2 on top. It includes some proprietary features such as Easy Screenshot or Clone Phone.

Rounding up the package is a 3,500 mAh battery, which mind you, lacks the ability to fast charge.

The smartphone sports a unique polycarbonate resin dewdrop back cover, which the company says offers a sense of transparency. It’s available in Black, Deep Blue, and Light Blue.

The Realme Pro has been launched in India and will go on sale on October 11 at midnight, exclusively at Flipkart. Prices start at Rs. 13,990 / $192.

But what’s more interesting is that the Realme 2 Pro will be the first smartphone from the brand to be sold outside India. More details about that will be announced soon.

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