The Android Mid-Range Battle Continues With The Release Of The Nokia 6.1 Plus And Xiaomi Mi A2
I’m not a fan of notches, believe me it’s an annoying experience trying to watch a movie on your phone and a part of your screen is blocked thanks to the so called notch display. So you can probably guess why Samsung has avoided the notch for do long.
I could wail about notches throughout this post but I don’t want to derail so I’ll leave that for another day.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is basically a mid-end smartphone that has 4GB RAM/64GB of expandable on-board storage, and costs about N82,000. Also, the smartphone sports a massive 5.8-inch display with a 1080×2280 resolution. A Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor powers the phone.
Coming to the camera, you get a 16 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel rear camera setup and a 16 Megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. Apart from all of these, the phone also has USB Type C support, and multitasks pretty well.
When you take a look at the Xiaomi Mi A2, It sports a slightly larger 5.99-inch display with a 2016×1080 resolution totally knocking out the Nokia 6.1 Plus in that aspect.
The processor is also more superior; you get a Snapdragon 660 processor. Just like the Nokia 6.1 Plus It has 4GB of RAM and also 64GB of internal storage but here’s the shocker about the 64GB storage – “It can’t be expanded“.
However Xiaomi makes up for the blunder in the camera department. The phone comes w 12+20 Megapixel primary camera and 20 Megapixel of a front-facing camera for selfies.
Xiaomi dumped our 3.5mm headphone jack and decided to put a 3,010mAh battery in the Mi A2. Generally, both of the smartphones perform well, and the price tag is almost similar with the Mi A2 costing between N78-N85k. However I’m disappointed with the battery capacity of both smartphones. The 3000 mAh on the Nokia 6.1 plus and the 3010mAh battery on the Xiaomi Mi A2 is totally unacceptable
Xiaomi Mi A2’s camera performs well in both daylight and low light condition. However, I feel the Xiaomi Mi A2 looks outdated .Also we don’t have expandable storage on the phone and of course our classic 3.5mm headphone jack.
So, if you are looking for an all-rounder smartphone, then I recommend the Nokia 6.1 Plus could be the best choice for you However, if you are a photo enthusiast undoubtedly the Mi A2 could be an ideal choice.
Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7
Adding to its ever-growing portfolio and stern competition to it’s Qualcomm counterpart, Taiwanese chipmaker, Mediatek has announced a new gaming Chipset for the Helio G90 series. The Helio G95 SoC offers a 5% boost in GPU performance over the G90T though the rest of the feature set is identical to the latter.
With the G95, MediaTek aims at closing the huge gap existing between the mid-range and flagship gaming smartphone segment and the first phone to use this processor could be the Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 with both due for official releases on September 3.
The G90T ended up on phones like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 , so the odds are on we likely get to see more phones with the G95 chip launch in the final lap of the third quarter of the year.
Here’s everything the Mediatek Helio G95 has on offer
Mediatek Helio G95 Features
Essentially, it would be best to understand that the Helio G95 SoC is an overclocked G90T processor, in that it comes with an upgraded Mali-G76 GPU running at 900MHz. The G90T, on the other hand, is equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU that’s running at 800MHz.
Features like HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support of upto 4 sensors and an APU (AI processing unit) are also very much welcome. The chip also supports upto HDR10+ enhancement quality in real-time.
The G95 processor is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process and has two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05GHz while the six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores can run upto 2.0GHz.
MediaTek’s famed HyperEngine game technology is responsible for optimizing the gaming experience to provide the best connection speed, picture quality and ensures a smooth gameplay experience on budget devices. There are several customisation options that users can fine-tune further.
Furthermore, Helio G95 chipset supports upto 10GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, upto Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate and dual 4G SIM cards.
Additionally, the chip can be paired with upto 64MP cameras with upto 4K UHD rerecording.
The MediaTek Helio G95 will power many phones set to launch in September. The first of such as confirmed by Naijatechguy could be the Tecno Camon 16 set to launch on September 3 in India.
The smartphone has been teased with stunning bezeles display, a 64MP camera unit with Samsung’s GM1 or Sony’s IMX686 sensor here which could all play into the hands of the new Helio G95 processor.
Samsung Galaxy M51 launched: A notable upgrade from the M31s? – Full specifications, features and price
After weeks of intense leaks and rumours, Samsung has finally albeit quietly lifted the gaze on its latest mid-range offering, the Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone.
Enough have been said on the success of the Samsung Galaxy A-series lineup and now the company is looking to add some sauce and spice to further make the competition for spaces very much stiff.
As a brand new entry in Samsung’s popular Galaxy M series, the Galaxy M51 exists as a higher-placed alternative to the Galaxy M31s , which was launched earlier in July. However, belaying expectations, the Galaxy M51 has only been launched in Germany for now, with news about the global launch still anyone’s guess.
The Galaxy M51 smartphone brings with it several notable improvements appearing to be very much in line with what the leaks had suggested over the past few days, with the biggest selling point of the device being the 7000mAh battery pack, which also supports up to 25W fast charging. A switch to Snapdragon processor has also been muted.
Here’s a complete laydown on everything new with the Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Specifications and Features
The Samsung Galaxy M51 is anything to go by any Samsung phone with the device sporting a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a centered hole-punch and full HD+ resolution.
Although Samsung’s official listing doesn’t make it clear which processor the phone is using, reports point to the device been powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, as previously speculations.
The phone offers a single 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage variant with support for MicroSD card expansion. The smartphone runs on Samsung’s custom OneUI, based on Android 10 operating system.
In the camera department, the Galaxy M51 features the same setup as the Galaxy M31s, packing a rear camera 64MP primary sensor, coupled with an f/1.8 lens. Sat next to it is a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens that brings with itself the promise of 123-degree field-of-view, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro camera. For selfies, there is a 32MP lens which remains unchanged from the Galaxy M31s.
However, the insane 7,000 mAh battery is what gives the Galaxy M51 its headline. The 6000 mAh battery fitted on previous Galaxy M series phones was the largest in its segment. Also, Samsung has includey a 25W fast charger inside the box, the same one that comes with the Galaxy M31s and some of Samsung’s recently launched flagships.
Other usual connectivity and security features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a USB Type C port, a single bottom-firing speaker, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Bluetooth 5.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy M51 has only been launched in Germany at a starting price of €360 ($429) and can be pre-ordered via Samsung’s German website at the moment. Pre-orders will start shipping out starting September 11.
Samsung hasn’t yet made any announcements regarding when it will bring the device to other markets such, but your guess is as good as ours, we hope to see it launch in the country. The device is available in White and Black colour options.
A major competitor to the recently launched OnePlus Nord smartphone? That’s a different post for another day.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch (16.95cm) Super AMOLED & Full HD+
- SoC: Octa-core processor
- RAM & Storage: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
- Battery & Charging: 7,000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted
- Rear Camera: 64MP, f/1.8 + 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.2 + 5MP depth sensor + 5MP macro sensor
- Front Camera: 32MP
- OS: Android 10 with One UI 2.1