Samsung has launched the Galaxy A42 5G Unlocked Android smartphone in the US. It has a launch price tag of $399.99 ( 4GB / 128GB Model ) and is now available for pre-order from Amazon US ( check here for the availability ).
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G SM-A426UZKBXAA handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 octa-core processor. This is a mid-range, 8nm chipset with 5G support. It uses 2x 2Ghz Kryo 570 cores and 6x 1.8Ghz Kryo 570 cores. For graphics, it has Adreno 619 GPU.
It features a 6.6 inch 720 x 1600 pixels ( HD+ ) with a Super AMOLED panel. It comes with 4GB of ram and has 128GB storage. You can expand the storage using a micro sdcard ( up to 1TB supported ). Samsung has equipped this mobile with a 5000mAh battery.
Important Note: This US model comes with a triple cameras system – 48MP F1.8 wide-angle + 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide-angle and 2MP F2.4 depth sensor. On the front, you get a 13MP sensor. Some other Galaxy A42 models sold elsewhere have 4 cameras at the back and has a 20MP front shooter.
OnePlus 9 Series Mobiles are here. There are 3 different phones in the line-up this time around. OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is the high-end model in the lineup and has a launch price of $969 for the 8GB ram 128GB storage unlocked model. You can also buy the 12GB ram 256GB storage model in the US at a price of $1069. The regular OnePlus 9 5G model unlocked has a price tag of$729 for the 128GB model and $829 for the 256GB model.
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro 5G Unlocked variants are now available to pre-order online on Amazon US ( check here ). This item will be released on April 2, 2021.
OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7 inches, 3216 X 1440 pixels resolution Fluid AMOLED screen with a max refresh rate of 120hz supported. It is powered by the fastest Qualcomm chipset currently available in the market – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.
The main highlight of the OnePlus 9 Pro is the new camera system they developed in colloboration with the camera giants Hasselbald. Even the camera sensors are made by Sony, Hasselbald and OnePlus have worked together to bring better colors and image quality out of these sensors.
The main camera on the back of the OnePlus 9 Pro is a 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor with an F1.8 aperture lens. Next to it is a Sony IMX766 50MP sensor that takes distortion-free ultra-wide-angle shots ( 14mm wide ) thanks to a freeform lens. The ultra-wide-angle lens has Autofocus and can focus very close to take good macro shots as well. For the telephoto camera, OnePlus is using an 8MP F2.4 aperture lens. There is also a 2MP monochrome sensor to capture depth information. On the front, OnePlus is using a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with an F2.4 aperture lens with fixed focus.
Since we have a lot of Megapixels, and a high-end chipset, the main camera on the back can shoot 8K videos at 30fps. It can also shoot 4K @ 120fps for some cool high-quality slow-mo videos.
OnePlus has equipped this model with a 4,500 mAh battery. This time around, OnePlus is shipping a Warp Charge 65T (10V/6.5A) adapter with this phone. This smartphone also supports 50W Wireless charging if charged with the new OnePlus wireless charger.
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OnePlus Mobiles have officially announced the OnePlus 9 Series. Like previous years, we can expect two models – The flagship OnePlus 9 Pro and the regular OnePlus 9 Model. We can also expect the OnePlus 9T Pro variant in the future with some improved specs and a new chipset.
OnePlus has been teasing the specs of the OnePlus 9 Series online via their social media channels as well as through Amazon.in, their official online partner in India. The main highlight is the new partnership they have struck up with the Hasselblad. Like Huawei’s partnership with Leica resulted in great cameras, we can expect a similar improvement in image quality on future OnePlus smartphones starting with the OnePlus 9.
What do we know about the Sony IMX789 sensor? This is a custom image sensor Sony developed exclusively for the OnePlus 9 Series. It can shoot 4K @ 120fps and supports DOL-HDR ( digital overlap HDR ). IMX789 has a denser circuit design, allowing higher data throughput than the previous-gen IMX689. For more info about the camera system on the OnePlus 9 Pro, check out this forum post by the OnePlus Camera Product Manager.
OnePlus 9 Launch Date: March 23. Price: To be announced. OnePlus 9 Pro Pre-order: Amazon US ( coming soon ) / Amazon.in ( India )
OnePlus 9 Series – What we know so far ? Expected Specs and Features
120hz AMOLED display
4K @ 120fps slow motion
8K Video capture
Hasselbald branded cameras
Main Camera: Sony IMX789 sensor
12bit RAW Capture support
Ultra-wide-angle Camera: Sony IMX766 50MP Sensor with Freeform lens
T-lens or Bionic Lens
140-degree Super Panoramic Lens
65W+ WARP Charge support
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset
8GB / 12GB / 16GB ram
256GB / 512GB storage
OnePlus 9 Colors: Blue, Black, and Purple
OnePlus 9 Pro Colors: White, Navy Green, and Black
Sample Shots taken on OnePlus 9 Pro Hasselbald Camera
Fit more of nature in your frame. Check out the stunning vistas @Hasselblad Ambassador Lars Schneider captured on the #OnePlus9Series Ultra-Wide Camera.
Ultra-wide photography literally broadens your horizons. Shouldn’t it also keep them true? On the left, a shot taken with a conventional ultra-wide. On the right, the same (and yet totally different) photo taken with the #OnePlus9Series, free of distortion. pic.twitter.com/jbtWae2faP
Nokia 5.4 is now available to purchase in the US online. It has a launch selling price of $249.99( unlocked ) and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here ). You can buy this mobile in two different color options – Dusk and Polar Night.
Nokia 5.4 is a budget Android smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor. It comes with 4GB of ram and has 128GB of internal storage. There is also a variant that has 6GB ram. The display on this smartphone is a 6.39-inch HD+ screen offering a max resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. It ships with the Android 10 operating system and will get an upgrade to Android 11 in the future.
Nokia 5.4 has 4 cameras at the back. The main camera has a 48MP F1.8 aperture sensor which supports videos up to 4K @ 30fps. You also get a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens and two 2MP sensors ( macro and depth ) next to it. On the front, there is a 16MP F2.0 aperture lens for your selfies.
Nokia has equipped this model with a 4000mAh battery and boasts days of battery life. This model comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and has a fingerprint sensor at the rear for quick unlock. Check out the full specs below.
Nokia 5.4 Full Specs
Colors available in Polar Night, Dusk
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa-core CPU
6.39 inch HD+ display ( 19.5:9 aspect ratio / 720 x 1560 pixels )
Google Pixel 4a 5G White color variant is now available to purchase in the US. It has a launch selling price of $459 in the US online. It is now in stock on Amazon US ( check out the lowest pricehere).
Apart from the color, Pixel 4A 5G has the same specs as the launch model Just Black. This is an unlocked smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) octa-core processor and supports 5G network in the US. For graphics, it uses Adreno 620 GPU. The more expensive Pixel 5 5G is also powered by the same chipset.
The display on the Pixel 4A 5G is a 6.2 inch Full HD OLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with 6GB of ram and has 128GB of internal storage. There is no sd card slot available to enjoy more storage. This smartphone is powered by a 3885mAh battery with 18W fast charging supported.
Pixel 4A 5G features the same camera as the Pixel 5. It has a 12.2MP F1.7 aperture main camera with Dual Pixel PDAF support and a 16MP F2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, you get an 8MP F2.0 aperture camera with Full HD recording support. The rear camera can shoot up to 4K @ 60fps.
Google Pixel 4a 5G White Specs
5G Network Support
6.2 inch Full HD OLED screen
12MP F1.7 aperture main camera
16MP F2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens
8MP front camera
Nightsight, HDR+, EIS Stabilization, Portrait Mode
Unlimited Google Photos High-Quality Storage
18W Fast charging
USB Type-C port
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Sony has launched Xperia PRO Android Smartphone in the US. It has a launch price of $2,499.99and is now in stock online and available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here ).
Sony Xperia PRO is a high-end Android smartphone offering a 4K HDR 21:9 OLED screen. This model supports 5G mmWave3 and 5G Sub-6 in the US for great internet speeds. According to Sony, this is the World’s first smartphone with HDMI connectivity. You can use this to connect a Sony Alpha camera to the Xperia Pro to live stream.
There are 3 cameras at the back of the Xperia Pro covering 16mm, 24mm, and 70mm focal lengths. As always, these cameras have ZEISS optics for better image quality.
This smartphone is capable of 20 fps continuous shooting which helps you to take fast action scenes easily. The main sensor has 247 phase-detection AF and is a Dual Photo Diode sensor that lets you focus better in any condition. Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals is supported by this model as well.
This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor and ships with Android operating system. It is IP65/68 water-resistant.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S21 Series of Android Smartphones. There are 3 different variants available – Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Galaxy S21 5G. These new S21 Series of mobiles are available in many different colors. All of these models are now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon ( check here )
All these models are powered by the 5nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core processor. The international variants, as well as the ones sold in India, are powered by a 5nm Exynos 2100 chipset instead.
US Price: Galaxy S21 5G: $799 | Galaxy S21 Plus 5G: $999 | Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: $1,199
Of these new flagship phones, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the top-end model. The ultra model features a 6.8 inch Quad HD+ OLED screen with 3200 x 1440 pixel resolution. It has a variable 120Hz refresh rate display. This is the first Samsung S Series Smartphone to support the S Pen stylus ( not included in the box ). It is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Storage options with 12GB or 16GB ram options available.
There are four cameras at the back of the S21 Ultra 5G. The main sensor is a 108MP with an F1.8 aperture lens offering a 26mm focal length. It supports Laser AF, PDAF and has Optical Image Stabilization built-in. The ultra-wide camera has a 12MP sensor with an F2.2 aperture lens, offering a 13mm focal length. The regular telephoto camera houses a 10MP sensor with an F2.4 aperture lens, offering a 70mm focal length. Samsung has also equipped this model with a 10MP F4.9 aperture periscope camera with a 240mm focal length. On the front, you get a 40MP F2.2 aperture camera. The rear camera supports 8K @ 24fps while the front camera tops out at 4K @ 60fps.
Samsung has equipped the S21 Ultra with a 5000mAh battery with fast charging support. The latest WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are available as well for a better connectivety experience.
The S21 and S21 Plus models have 6.2 inch and 6.8-inch FHD+ OLED screens ( 1080 x 2400 pixels ). Both these models feature a 12MP F1.8 aperture main camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS support. The other two lenses on the back are a 64MP F2.0 telephoto lens and a 12MP F2.2 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens. The regular S21 is powered by a 4000mAh battery while the Plus model has a 4800mAh one on board.
Motorola is back with some new Moto G Android Smartphones. There are 3 models in the 2021 Moto G Lineup – Play, Stylus, and Power. Motorola has also launched Moto One 5G Ace along with this. All of these variants ( Unlocked for All Carriers ) are now up for Pre-order online in the US from Amazon ( check here ).
Motorola One 5G Ace 2021 ( Price: $399.99 ) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Octa-core chipset. Moto G Stylus 2021 ( Price: $299.99 ) has Snapdragon 678 while Moto G Power 2021 ( Price: $249.99 ) is powered by Snapdragon 662 chipset. The cheapest model – Moto G Play 2021 ( Price: $196.20 ) has Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor on board.
Both Motorola One 5G Ace and Moto G Stylus 2021 feature a Full HD+ Max Vision display while the other two feature HD+ Max Vision screens. The Ace has a punch hole front camera, placed in the middle while the Stylus and Power variants have it on the left top corner. The Moto G Play version has an older style waterdrop notch to house the front camera.
The Ace, Stylus, and Power variants feature a 48MP main camera with an F1.7 aperture lens and use Quad Pixel Technology to output 12MP files. The Moto G Play has a regular 13MP F2.0 aperture sensor instead.
All these models, except the Stylus variant, is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The Stylus variant has a slightly smaller 4000mAh battery. According to the specs sheet on Amazon US, the Moto G Stylus 2021 is IP68 water-resistant while the Motorola One 5G Ace 2021 is IP52 water-resistant. The other two only have a Water repellent feature.
The Moto G Play is available in a 3GB ram + 32GB storage option. Moto G Power comes with 4GB + 64GB and the Stylus variant has 4GB + 128GB memory. The Ace variant ships with 6GB ram and has 128GB storage.
For Full Specs and Features of all these 2021 Motorola models, check out the product pages here.
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OnePlus has officially launched Nord N10 5G in the US online. It is now in stock and available to pre-order online from Amazon US. The launch price for this budget 5G smartphone is $299.99. This item will be released and shipped to customers on January 15, 2021.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 octa-core processor. This is an 8m chipset and supports a 5G network. For graphics, this has Adreno 619L GPU.
It comes with 6GB of ram and has 128GB of internal storage. The display on this model is a 6.49 inch, IPS LCD Full HD+ screen and is protected with Gorilla Glass 3. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio screen. The max refresh rate supported by this model is 90hz.
In the camera department, OnePlus Nord N10 5G features a quad-camera setup at the back and has a 16MP camera on the front for your selfies. The main camera at the back is a 64MP F1.8 aperture one which can record 4K @ 30fps. It also features an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an F2.3 aperture lens. The other two cameras are just basic 2MP sensors – one used to record the depth and the other for macro shots.
OnePlus has equipped this with a 4300mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. It ships with Oxygen OS based on Android 10 and is available in Midnight Ice color.
Google Pixel 4A has been out for a while now. Let’s check out the Pros and Cons, reason to buy Pixel 4A over other Android smartphones.
Google has changed their smartphone stratergy in 2020. Instead of going for flagship phones, Google nowadays make affordable mid-range smartphones. Pixel 3A was the first smartphone in this new approach, and it was well received by the crowd.
Pixel 4A, the successor to the 3A, has similar specs and price. It sells for $349 in the US, which is $50 less than the launch price of iPhone SE 2020. Google has also launched Pixel 4A 5G variant for $499 and Pixel 5 for $599 in the US.
Reasons to buy Pixel 4A
Very Good Camera – If you love to take a lot of stills, this is a great smartphone to have.
Good low light camera thanks to Nightsight.
3 Years of Software and Security updates from Google
No third party system apps – making it more secure than the rest of Android smartphones.
Reasons Not to buy Pixel 4A
No Ultra-wide-angle or Telephoto lens
No 4K @ 60fps support
Smaller battery – even though Google has made some software optimizations and the battery life is much better than older pixels, an bigger battery would have allowed more screen on time.
No Super Fast Charging – 4A does support fast charging, but it’s not as fast as a OnePlus or Oppo or Xiaomi.