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Essential Phone: The device has started receiving the Android Pie update already

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The latest Android version, the Android Pie has finally become official and has brought about a plethora of new features. The update is not just another incremental update by any means and there are some features which are surely going to take our smartphone experience to a whole new level.

Google has managed to add in as much as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the latest Android OS as possible. For starters, we are going to get intelligent features like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness which are going to conserve as much juice as possible. The replacement of the traditional navigation keys with a new gesture-based navigation system is yet another step taken towards the Android evolution which was kind of required as we have not seen a significant change in the way we interact with our Android devices ever since Ice Cream Sandwich, to be honest.

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If you want to know everything about the latest Android Pie update, you can check out our existing coverage on the same.

The moment Google officially announced the Android Pie update, it was kind of obvious that the Google Pixel lineup of smartphones would receive the update in no time. What’s interesting is that the now aging Essential Phone has already received the stable build of the same.

As a matter of fact, you won’t even have to do the hard work of manually flashing the ROM as the company is officially rolling out the Android Pie update via an OTA update. Chances are highly likely that you must have received a notification on the same if you own an Essential Phone. If not, you might want to go to the device settings and download the update manually.

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The update sizes well over 1GB and if you want to download it, you should take a backup of your important files and update the device.

What are your thoughts on the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Essential Phone? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Vivo X27: Full specifications, features, price, release date, wallpapers, and more

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Vivo is soon going to launch the Vivo X27 which will boast of an under-display fingerprint scanner and a pop-up selfie camera.

Let’s have a look at the specifications and the features of the device.

Vivo X27: Full specifications and features

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Specifications
Status Not announced yet
Dimensions 157.7 x 74.3 x 9 mm (6.21 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.39-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, ~400 ppi density
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Colors Blue, Pink
OS Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
GPU Adreno 612
RAM 8GB
Internal storage 128GB/256GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 256GB
Primary camera Triple camera (48MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF + 13MP, (ultrawide) + 5MP, f/2.4, depth sensor)
Front camera Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.0
3.5mm headphone jack Yes
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Battery 4000mAh, Fast battery charging 18W
Charging microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint scanner Under-display
Other features -
Price $340

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Full specifications, features, price, release date, wallpapers, and more

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Xiaomi has finally launched the second generation of the Black Shark gaming smartphones. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is a substantial upgrade over the Xiaomi Black Shark.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: What all is new?

For starters, we get the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with RAM up to 12GB. There is an under-display fingerprint scanner at the front of the device. While the rear looks almost the same, we get a bumped-up camera module.

The price of the device is kept at around $511 which is not too big of a jump when compared with the original Black Shark that cost around $577 for the top-of-the-line variant when it was launched.

Let’s have a look at the full specifications and features of the device.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Full specifications and features

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Specifications
Status Available
Dimensions 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm (6.44 x 2.95 x 0.35 in)
Weight 205 g (7.23 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED display
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 403ppi pixel density
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Colors Black, Silver, Blue
OS Android 9 Pie
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 ( 7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640
RAM 6GB/8GB/12GB
Internal storage 128GB/256GB
Expandable storage No
Primary camera Dual camera (48MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF + 12MP, f/2.2, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom)
Front camera 20MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
3.5mm headphone jack No
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No
Battery 4000mAh, Fast battery charging 27W
Charging Type-C
Fingerprint scanner Under-display
Other features -
Price $510

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Xiaomi Redmi 7: Full specifications, features, price, release date, wallpapers, and more

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Xiaomi has finally made the Xiaomi Redmi 7 budget smartphone official. The device is kept at an asking price of just under $120 which is pretty incredible considering the specifications and the features the device has in store.

Let’s have a look at the full specifications and features of the device.

Xiaomi Redmi 7: Full specifications and features

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Specifications
Status Available
Dimensions 158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm (6.25 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.26-inch IPS LCD display
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 269ppi pixel density
Aspect ratio 19:9
Colors Black, Red, Blue
OS Android 9 Pie with MIUI 9 on top
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
Internal storage 16GB/32GB/64GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 512GB
Primary camera Dual camera (12MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm, PDAF + 2MP, depth sensor)
Front camera 8MP
3.5mm headphone jack Yes
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No
Battery 4000mAh, Fast battery charging 10W
Charging microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint scanner Rear-mounted
Other features -
Price $113

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