Weekly roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumours, Xiaomi dual camera phone, Lenovo K8 Note announced & more

This week witnessed the launch of some new smartphones in India like Lenovo K8 Note, LG Q6, and Ziox Duopix.

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At last, we have come to an end of this week, and like any other week, this week had its talking points. This week witnessed the launch of some new smartphones in India like Lenovo K8 Note, LG Q6, and Ziox Duopix. We also saw KGI’s report speculating Samsung could feature under-display fingerprint scanner similar to what Vivo showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year in association with Qualcomm. Xiaomi is also set to launch a new phone next month. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at what this week was all about.

1) Samsung could reportedly feature under-display fingerprint reader

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Samsung could feature introduce an under-display fingerprint scanner with Samsung Galaxy Note 9, KGI Securities reports. They also say Samsung is also sticking to the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on its next year’s flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone. The report also says Samsung could part ways from Synaptics for Egis to deal with a fingerprint scanner in Galaxy Note 9.

2) Xiaomi to announce first dual rear camera smartphone in India

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Xiaomi is all set to announce its first dual camera smartphone in India. Manu Jain, Xiaomi’s global vice president, recently confirmed their first dual camera smartphone would unveil in India next month. He did not reveal much with regards to a name of the smartphone. Currently, Xiaomi has four dual camera smartphones in its portfolio: Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 6, and Mi 5X.

3) Lenovo K8 and few other smartphones announced

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Lenovo announced the K8 Note (first impressions) in India. It comes in two variants – 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage for Rs. 12,999 and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage for Rs. 13,999. In other news, two new smartphones LG Q6 and Ziox Duopix arrived in the Indian market.

4) Coolpad Cool Play 6 to launch in India this month

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Coolpad has geared up to launch a new flagship smartphone dubbed Cool Play 6 in India on August 20. The company has been teasing the launch on its social media channels. If you recall, the Cool Play first announced in China in May 2017 for CNY 1,499, which roughly converts at Rs 14,000.

5) Apple iPhone 8 could feature a resizable home button

Image Source: Forbes
Image Source: Forbes

According to a new report, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 could feature a resizable home button. The report further denotes users will also be eligible for online payment transactions by means of facial recognition.

That’s it for this week. See you next week with our daily dose of Tech. Till then, stay tuned!