Honor Magic 2, Vivo X23 & Panasonic P85 NXT Smartphones Launched

Honor Magic 2, Vivo X23 & Panasonic P85 NXT Smartphones Launched, Honor, is a sub-brand belonging to networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei. Recently this sub brand launched a new smartphone at an event in Beijing dubbed as Honor Magic 2. The key Highlights of the smartphone are triple rear camera setup, HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, 40W Magic Charge fast charging tech, a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock, a front camera slider, and the Yoyo AI-based virtual assistant.

The smartphone comes in three different variants with up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of onboard storage and runs Magic UI 2.0 based on Android 9.0

Pie out of the box. The device has been priced at CNY 3,799 (around Rs. 40,300) for its 6GB RAM / 128GB onboard storage model, CNY 4,299 (around Rs. 45,600) for its 8GB RAM / 128GB internal storage model, and CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs. 50,100) for its 8GB RAM / 256GB storage model.

The Chinese technology company Vivo Communication Technology has launched a new variant of the Vivo X23 in China. Vivo has launched this smartphone back in September 2018 in Fashion Orange, Fashion Purple, Midnight Blue, Phantom Purple, and Phantom Red color models. Now the brand has launched Star Edition of the smartphone, it features a light to dark Red colour gradient finish with vertical stripes along the rear end.

However, apart from the colour, there are no changes in terms of price, features, and specifications. The main highlights of the handset include a waterdrop display notch, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 3D glass body, Jovi AI, Face Unlock, a 6.41-inch display, Snapdragon 670 SoC, 8GB RAM, 3,400mAh battery, and more. This new model of Vivo X23 smartphone has been priced at  CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 37,100).

Panasonic Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics company. Recently this company also introduced a new smartphone in the Indian market, the key features of the Panasonic P85 NXT include a Snapdragon 210 SoC, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and LED flash on both the front and back of the smartphone.

The price of Panasonic P85 NXT smartphone has been set at Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM / 16GB internal storage model. The smartphone will be available in Black, Champagne Gold, and Dark Blue color options.

Honor Magic 2 Specifications –

Honor Magic 2 specificationsDetails
GENERAL
Release dateNovember 2018
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.32x75.13x8.3mm
Weight (g) 206 grams
Battery capacity (mAh)3500
Fast charging Yes
Colours Blue Color
DISPLAY
Display Size6.39-inch full-HD+
Screen RatioUnknown
Display FeaturesAMOLED display
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Protection type Corning Gorilla Glass
HARDWARE
Processor Quad core
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC
RAM 6GB, 8GB of RAM
Internal storage 128GB or 256GB
Expandable storage Yes
CAMERA
Rear camera 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture + 24-megapixel monochrome camera with f/1.8 aperture + 16-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture
Camera Featuresphase detection, autofocus, AI-powered portrait mode, Face Wake, AI beautification, and AR stickers.
Front camera 16 megapixel camera + 2 megapixel + 2 megapixel
LEDYes
SOFTWARE
SkinMagic UI 2.0
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0
Number of SIMs 2
USB Type cYes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensorYes. in display
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensor Yes
GyroscopeYes
PriceUpto CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs. 50,100)

Moving onto the details, The smartphone flaunts a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display with a pixel density of 403ppi, support for the DCI-P3 (108 percent) colour gamu. In terms of dimensions it measures 157.32×75.13×8.3mm, and weighs about 206 grams. The display slides down to reveal the front camera and 3D Face Unlock sensors. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 1.92GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

For Optics, The smartphone sports triple rear camera setup. It comes with a 16 megapixel primary snapper with an f/1.8 aperture, a 24 megapixel monochrome snapper with f/1.8 aperture, and a 16 megapixel snapper with a super wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. At the front, the smartphone features a triple camera setup,  a 16-megapixel primary snapper featuring f/2.0 aperture, and a 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel combo with f/2.4 aperture.

The device comes with 6GB, 8GB of RAM and offer 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage. As for the Connectivity options it includes include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. However, There is letdown in this smartphone, as this device does not comes with 3.5mm headphone jack. On the whole, The smartphone packs 3,500mAh battery with the 40W Magic Charge, fast charging.

Vivo X23 Smartphone Specifications –

Vivo X23 specificationsDetails
GENERAL
Release dateNovember 2018
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.68x74.06x7.47mm
Weight (g) 160.5 grams
Battery capacity (mAh)3400
Fast charging Yes
Colours Red, Start edition
DISPLAY
Display Size6.41-inch full-HD+
Screen RatioUnknown
Display FeaturesAMOLED display
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Protection type Corning Gorilla Glass
HARDWARE
Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
RAM 8GB of RAM
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage 256GB With microSD card
CAMERA
Rear camera 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture+ 13-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
Camera FeaturesFace beauty
Front camera 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
LEDYes
SOFTWARE
SkinMagic UI 2.0
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 (with aptX)
Number of SIMs 2
USB Type cYes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensorYes. in display
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensor Yes
GyroscopeYes
PriceCNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 37,100)

The new variant of Vivo X23 smartphone features, a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display measures 157.68×74.06×7.47mm and weighs 160.5 grams. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storgae. Storage can be further extended upto 256GB with a microSD card, it boots on Android 8.1 Oreo based Funtouch Operating system out of the box.

Talking about the camera of Vivo X23 Star edition, the smartphone flaunts dual camera setup with a 12 megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 13 megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and 125-degree super wide-angle lens. At the front there is a 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity options in the smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 (with aptX), GPS, GLONASS, and OTG support. Furthermore, It is fuelled by 3,400mAh battery.

Panasonic P85 NXT Specifications – 

Panasonic P85 NXT Specifications Details
GENERAL
Release dateNovember 2018
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 141.7x70.8x9.3mm
Weight (g) 173.8 grams
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast charging Yes
Colours Black, Champagne Gold, and Dark Blue color
DISPLAY
Display Size5-inch HD
Screen RatioUnknown
Touchscreen Yes
Protection type Corning Gorilla Glass 1
HARDWARE
Processor quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
RAM 2GB of RAM
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage 128GB With microSD card
CAMERA
Rear camera 8 megapixel rear camera sensor with autofocus and LED flash
Camera FeaturesFace beauty
Front camera 5-megapixel fixed-focus sensor with LED flash
LEDYes, both sides
SOFTWARE
SkinUnknown
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1
Number of SIMs 2
Micro USB PortYes
Fm RadioYes
OTG SupportYes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensorYes. rear mounted
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer No
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensor Yes
GyroscopeNo
Face UnlockYes
PriceRs. 6,999

Diving into the details, Panasonic P85 smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 1 protection and mesaures 141.7×70.8×9.3mm and its weight is 173.8 grams.. The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

In terms of Optics, the smartphone sports a single 8 megapixel rear camera sensor with autofocus and LED flash. On the front, the smartphone bears a 5-megapixel fixed-focus sensor with LED flash for selfies and video calling. For power, the smartphone is backed by beefy 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging.

For Connectivity on the Panasonic P85 NXT includes  4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor and face unlock feature.

Earlier, Panasonic launched two mid-range devices in the form of Eluga Z1 and Eluga Z1 Pro. BothThe smartphone sport a 6.19-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1500*720 pixels and a notch on top. The new MediaTek Helio P22 chipset powers both the smartphones. The Eluga Z1 has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, whereas the Eluga Z1 Pro has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Storage can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.

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