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Google introduces Teacher-approved badges for kid-friendly apps

Analysing its data from Android’s Digital Wellbeing, Google has discovered an issue where parents found it difficult to discover apps for their kids that would help them grow as a child. To help these parents, Google has released a new badge called “Teacher approved” that assures a quality standard for kid-friendly apps on the Play Store.

Google has assembled a team of teachers, led by Joe Blatt (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Dr. Sandra Calvert (Georgetown University) to review and rate apps for kids to check whether they meet certain criteria. These criteria include age-appropriateness, quality of experience, enrichment, and delight.

Once an app for kids is approved, parents will see a “Teacher-Approved” badge in its description. Along with the badge, Google may also add a paragraph in app listing to explain its rating. Parents can easily browse for these apps in the “Kids” category tab in the Play Store. Google is rolling out the new Kids tab with “Teacher approved” apps today in the US with a wider rollout to more countries in the next few months.

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Discovery Plus launches limited time annual subscription for Rs. 99 amid nationwide lockdown

Discovery Plus streaming service made its debut last month in India at an introductory price of Rs. 299/year. Less than a month since launch, the company has now launched a limited time annual subscription for Rs. 99 amid nationwide lockdown.

As people are staying indoors due to lockdown, Discovery Plus has come up with this Rs.99/year offer under the #SafetyExtended campaign and this offer gives users an annual subscription at the cost of a monthly plan which costs Rs.99/month.

Users can avail this offer till 11:59 PM, April 16th 2020 under the ‘Premium’ page of the app and the company has also released a film titled “The outdoors can wait” urging people to stay indoors. Apart from this, Discovery Plus will be releasing an anthology of three COVID-19 documentaries this week, which can be streamed without a premium account.

In case you missed, Discovery Plus offers a wide range of content across 40+ genres, including Adventure, Science, Food and Lifestyle, in 8 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Marathi.

Commenting on this, Issac John, Business Head – Digital (South Asia), Discovery, said:

Our campaign film drives the message of urging audiences to stay indoors while bringing alive the most picturesque outdoors on earth – outdoors which can be seen through myriad shows that are available on the app. The idea of the #SafetyExtended offer is to help families across the country enjoy and engage with premium and high-quality real-life entertainment during the extended lockdown period. Alongside, given the huge interest amongst audiences about Covid-19, we’re releasing three documentaries on Covid-19 which will be available for free consumption on the platform.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Nokia 9.3 PureView said to feature 120Hz refresh rate display, 108MP rear camera

 

The Nokia 9 PureView is  considered to be Nokia’s flagship and for 2020, nearly all flagships that have been released till now, feature high refresh rate displays. The Nokia 9.3, slated for release in Q4 2020, will apparently also follow the same trend and will likely feature a 120Hz screen, along with a 108MP camera.

Flagship smartphones that use include high refresh rate screens include the OnePlus 8 series, Samsung Galaxy S20 series, a bunch of gaming phones, realme’s X50 Pro and more. The upcoming Nokia 9.3 apparently will come with a high refresh rate screen too, touted to refresh at a higher 120Hz, instead of 90Hz. Talking about the display tech itself, it is unclear at the moment on whether it will have an OLED panel or LCD panel, although the OLED panel is more likely.

The Nokia 9.3 PureView is also rumoured to have a traditional camera setup, instead of the insane 9-lens, simultaneous firing rear camera setup that was found on the original Nokia 9 PureView. The rumours point to a 108MP Samsung sensor for its primary shooter, which was selected after trying other lower spec-ed 24MP, 20MP and 48MP sensors. The Nokia 9 PureView’s camera was quite disappointing except dynamic range considering its hardware, and we hope that this year, Nokia can do a much better job with the Nokia 9.3, especially in the video segment.

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Apple introduces new iPhone SE with 4.7-inch HD Retina Display, A13 Bionic, India price starts at Rs. 42500

Apple just announced the new iPhone SE, the company’s latest smaller iPhone, as rumored, and it is the successor of iPhone SE that was introduced back in 2016. It is powered by A13 Bionic chip that powers by iPhone 11, comes with 4.7-inch HD Retain screen with Haptic Touch and still retains the Touch ID fingerprint sensor below the display.

It has a glass and aluminum design, features single 12MP camera with 4k video recording and a 7MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording. The company doesn’t reveal the battery capacity, but says that it will be same as iPhone 8.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 specifications

The Apple iPhone SE 2020 comes in Black, White and PRODUCT(RED) colors and starts at Rs. 42,500 for the 64GB version in India compared to $399 (Rs. 30,555 approx.) in the US where it will be available from April 24th. The 128GB version costs Rs. 47,800 and Rs. 58,300 for the 256GB storage version compared to $449 (Rs. 34,390 approx.) and $549 (Rs. 42,040 approx.), respectively in the US. It will be available through Apple Authorized Resellers soon in India. This should replace the iPhone 8 that got a price hike recently.

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Apple releases COVID-19 community mobility data for cities, regions and countries

Recently, Google released a tool that could track the mobility trends of people in communities, regions and cities from the data it aggregated from Maps. The data is useful for local governments and health authorities to track the spread of the virus and now, Apple has come out with their own Mobility trends report that is based on the data it processed from Apple Maps.

The reports are published daily and will contain mobility trends for major cities and 63 countries or regions. The metric used by Apple Maps for this report is generated by counting the number of requests made to Apple Maps for directions. Using this count, Apple will compare to determine the change in volume of people driving, walking or taking public transit around the world.

Apple has stated that they are taking privacy very seriously for this tool. Maps will not associate mobility data with any user’s Apple ID and the data collected is associated with random, rotating identifiers that are continually reset. They have also put serious thought into its Bluetooth-based contact tracing app in iOS that was announced in collaboration with Google last week.

To download the Apple Mobility trends reports,click here.

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YouTube Music gets Explore Tab for easier music discovery

Google looks to be dedicated at making YouTube as its main music streaming service as it continues to push new updates to it. The latest change to the app is the removal of the “Hotlist” tab and replacing it with the “Explore” tab, aimed at improving music discovery for its users.

The new “Explore” tab will be split into two categories: New releases and moods & genres. New releases will provide a curated list of the newest albums, tracks and music video along with suggestions that are based on the user’s listening history. Moods & Genres will be a place where users can find curated music playlists that can be based on a certain genre like hip-hop, rap, etc. or certain moods like relaxing, working out, feel-good, etc.

YouTube Music has steadily been growing its features to compete with top streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. They recently brought new changes like adding a lyrics section to the Now Playing tab and reorganisation of the music library. These features are expected to come to the web version of YouTube Music soon too.

The new update with the “Explore” tab is rolling out to both the iOS and Android users from today, however it seems like the rollout is very gradual. YouTube Music is available for download on the Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone, which makes it the 11th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2. It was launched back in 2018 running Android Oreo. Android 10 brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and lots more.

The update weighs 1.38GB in size, carries the version number V5.120 and also brings the April 2020 Security Patch alongside new Android 10 features.

It is being rolled out in batches in several counties including Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan,  Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia,  Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Ukraine.

The company says that 10% of users in the above regions will receive the update today, 50% of users will receive it by April 18th, and full rollout in these regions will be completed by April 20th, 2020. The batch 2 roll out is expected to be started soon as well.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Xiaomi to launch Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner in India tomorrow

Back in 2018, Xiaomi opened the Mi Home Experience Store where it showcased several of its smart home products that were launched in China and lately, the company has been rapidly expanding that lineup as well. On similar lines, Xiaomi is introducing its Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner in India tomorrow.

Xiaomi India’s tweet reads “How many times do you clean your house every day? What if you could do it, without actually doing it yourself? #SmartCleaning solution for your smart home launching tomorrow. Any guesses, Mi fans?” and the teaser video shows a glimpse of the Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner. There are many versions of this product, but Xiaomi is expected to launch the 2019 model with Laser Detect Systems or the company could come up with an entirely new product designed for India, just like the Mi Beard Trimmer. We should know the pricing and availability information once it is unveiled tomorrow.

In case you missed, Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner launched back in 2016 in China comes with a Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) which is able to scan its surroundings 360 degrees 1800 times per second. It uses simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm to map out how the home is laid out, calculates the best cleaning path and is equipped with 12 sensors and a host of advanced features.

Similar to other Mi Ecosystem products, Mi Robot Vacuum integrates with the Mi Home app. It allows users to switch on and control Mi Robot Vacuum remotely, and also set regular cleaning schedules.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

HUAWEI Nova 7 series 5G smartphones to be announced on April 23

After rumors HUAWEI has finally confirmed that its Nova 7 series, successor of last year’s HUAWEI nova 6 series will be introduced in China on April 23rd. This comes after its P40 series that were unveiled globally last month, and in China a few days back. The image in the invite reveals large camera part, so the phones might pack quad rear cameras compared to triple cameras in the predecessor.

We still don’t have any of the specifications of the phone, but HUAWEI phones with model numbers JER-AN10 and JEF-AN00 showed up on TENAA certification last month revealing 5G support for both the phones, which could be Nova 7 and Nova 7 Pro. 3C certification revealed 40W charging support for both the phones, same as the predecessor. There are also reports of a cheaper Nova 7 SE version.

We should know more details about these Nova 7 series smartphones in the coming days.

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Kirin 985 5G 7nm Octa-Core SoC with Mali-G77 GPU, Dual NPU announced

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand at the HONOR 30series  launch event introduced Kirin 985 SoC that lies between the Kirin 980 and the 980 and powers the HONOR 30 smartphone . It uses 7nm processor technology, similar to the 990. This has one ARM Cortex-A76 prime core clocked at 2.58GHz, three ARM Cortex-A76 larger core clocked at 2.40GHz and the other four smaller ARM Cortex-A55 cores are clocked at 1.84GHz. It has ARM Mali-G77 GPU and supports Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 technology.

It has 1 (Big Core) performance + 1 (Smaller Core) ultra lower consumption Da Vinci-based NPU, built-in 5G modem with 5G dual-mode, five frequencies, multi-dimensional search, such as network search, uplink / down link speed, and dual SIM experience and adopts ISP 5.0, same as the Kirin 990. The company also said that the 5G modem in Kirin 985 is 1.5 times more power efficient compared to the X55 5G modem in the Snapdragon 865.

The company did not compare the Kirin 985 with any other processor, but AnTuTu benchmark run on HONOR 30 reveals advantages in terms of CPU / GPU performance compared to Kirin 980 and Kirin 820.

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Microsoft Translator gets support for Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada languages

Microsoft Translator

Microsoft has been adding new Indian languages to Translator, now it has added five Indian languages: Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada. Microsoft said that the Translator team have continuously been improving translation quality based on technology advancements and usage signals.

Regarding this Microsoft said:

Neural machine translation technology has recently achieved impressive quality gains, characterized by highly fluent and accurate output. Using multilingual neural machine learning, the Translator team has leveraged data from languages belonging to the same family to build and refine these models and greatly enhance their quality. With this release, Microsoft Translator now translates ten languages of the Indian subcontinent covering 90% of commonly used languages in India.

Microsoft Translator supports more than 70 languages for text translation through the Microsoft Translator API. These languages are available now on all Microsoft Translator apps, add-ins, Bing Translator, Microsoft Office and through the Azure Cognitive Services Translator API for businesses and developers, and will also be rolled out to the new Microsoft Edge browser and other Microsoft products in the coming days.

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Nubia Play 5G with 5100mAh battery, 30W fast charging, 48MP quad rear cameras to be announced on April 21

Update: April 16, 2020 – Nubia CEONi Fei has confirmed 5100mAh battery with support for 30W PD fast charging (compatible with QC4.0) for the phone. He has also confirmed 48MP main rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor and a quad rear camera arrangement for the phone.

He has also shared some images captured on the phone.

Earlier: ZTE’s nubia brand just confirmed that it will introduce nubia Play 5G smartphone in China on April 21. This will be the company’s first phone in the Play series and is also the first phone after the company announced its new brand logo.

The company did not announce any other details about the phone, but a nubia phone with a model number NX651J received 3C certification last month, which revealed 30W (PD 5Vdc-3A, 9Vdc-3A, 12Vdc-2.5A, 15Vdc-2A) fast charging support, so this should be the phone.

Some rumors say that the phone might not be a flagship and could be powered by Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform. We should know more details in the coming days.

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Samsung demos 5G mmWave on multiple devices with peak speeds of 8.5Gbps

5G technology development is picking up pace across the world and the commercial 5G network is deployed by Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, etc. Several companies like HUAWEI, Samsung, Nokia are demonstrating massive 5G speeds and on similar lines now, Samsung has demonstrated 5G mmWave with peak speeds of 8.5Gbps on multiple devices.

The company said that it has achieved the industry’s fastest 5G speeds in a lab demo. The mmWave spectrum of 800MHz frequency was combined with Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) and it was running on Samsung’s 5G mmWave Access Unit.

Using carrier aggregation and MU-MIMO, Samsung achieved a peak speed of 8.5Gbps and it was tested on two mobile devices which delivered 4.3Gbps speeds each. This is a massive development in mmWave high-band 5G as the Mid-band 5G and Low-band 5G can’t deliver such high speeds.

In case you missed, in the US, carriers like Verizon, AT&T utilise mmWave High-band 5G and T-Mobile has mmWave 5G in select areas and uses Low-band 5G nationwide. There are several use cases with high-speed mmWave 5G speeds like 8K video streaming, AR remote learning and holistic VR teleconferencing, and more.

Samsung says that it has been supporting 5G commercial services in Korea and the U.S and is also actively supporting the commercial deployment of 5G in Japan. Apart from this, the company is also rapidly expanding its global 5G market footprint to new markets including Canada and New Zealand.

Commenting on this demonstration, Hyunho Park, Senior Vice President, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics said:

Samsung will continue to be at the forefront in advancing 5G mmWave technology. This successful demonstration proves mmWave’s potential to deliver new kinds of business use cases and open up opportunities for mobile operators. We look forward to building on this significant technical breakthrough to fuel our continuous journey towards an innovative and vibrant mmWave ecosystem.

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YouTube finally gets UPI payment support in India

YouTube has finally added UPI as a new form of payment for both YouTube and YouTube Music in India. In addition to the earlier options of credit and debit cards, YouTube users can now use Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payment method allowing users to make their transactions, directly from their bank account, using their unique UPI ID.

Users of all UPI apps can now use the UPI payment option on YouTube to purchase monthly or quarterly prepaid subscriptions for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium, buy and rent their favourite movies, as well as pay for features like SuperChat and Channel Memberships to engage with and support their favourite YouTube creators.

Users will be able to pay using their preferred UPI app including BHIM, Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, Amazon UPI and lots more. Google Play got UPI support in India back in December last year.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Qualcomm to integrate its 3D Sonic ultrasonic fingerprint sensors onto BOE’s flexible OLED displays

Qualcomm Technologies has announced a partnership with BOE Technology Group, that will enable collaboration between two companies to develop display products that feature Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic ultrasonic fingerprint sensors. The collaboration will result in technology integration among various fields like mobile, 5G technologies, XR and IoT.

BOE Technology Group is a Chinese-based electronics components producer with industry leading experience in interface devices, smart IoT systems and smart medicine and engineering integration. The partnership between these two companies will help Qualcomm integrate its 3D Sonic sensors onto BOE’s flexible OLED displays, creating new solutions and products. The partnership will also help reduce research and development expenses as it will provide for a streamlined supply chain and reduced bill of materials (BoM).

Commenting on the partnership, Wenbao Gao, executive vice president and chief executive officer of display and sensor, BOE said:

As a global leader in the semiconductor display industry, BOE has always adhered to the IoT strategy of ‘Ecosystem: Open and Connected,’ providing global users with excellent intelligent interface devices and solutions. BOE will start shipping flexible OLED panels with integrated Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensors during the second half of 2020

Roawen Chen, senior vice president and chief operations officer, QCT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said:

Qualcomm Technologies continuously strives to improve our collaboration in China, and collaboration with BOE will be another example of the dedication and our long-term commitment to driving innovations in this vibrant ecosystem. Through this collaboration, we expect that OEMs will have more opportunities to design cutting-edge products that feature OLED displays made with the Qualcomm 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology. We look forward to further strengthening our innovative collaborations with BOE in key areas like 5G, XR and IoT

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Redmi AirDots S true wireless Bluetooth 5.0 headset with low-latency game mode announced

Xiaomi’s  Redmi brand has introduced Redmi AirDots S wireless Bluetooth headset in China, successor of last year’s AirDots. The new Redmi AirDots S offers seamless switching between mono and binaural mode, features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip, which offers twice the transmission rate compared with the previous generation as well as faster and more stable connectivity. There is also new low-latency game mode for gamers that can be enabled with three taps on the headset.

It weighs just 4.1 grams, Play/pause music just by tapping or double tap to launch voice assistant. It offers 4 hours of music playback on a single charge and the charging case offers up to 12 hours of backup.

Redmi AirDots S specifications 

The Redmi AirDots S comes in Black color and is priced at 99.9 yuan (US$ 14.16 / Rs. 1,075 approx.) and is already on sale on mi.com in China.

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OnePlus partners with Nokia for OZO Audio on OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus just announced its all-new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones at an online event. Both smartphones pack flagship specifications and right after the event, Nokia has announced that OnePlus has collaborated with them to use the proprietary OZO Audio technology on OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus 8 Pro packs in 3 OZO Audio features – Audio 3D, Audio Zoom and Audio Windscreen that helps to capture “true-to-life audio” in the highest quality in videos. Audio Windscreen on the OnePlus Pro largely reduces the wind distortion and the 3D Audio lets users capture natural, spatial sound recordings.

Flagship smartphones launched recently feature Audio Zoom in videos and OnePlus 8 Pro also packs the same OZO Audio feature. While shooting videos on the OnePlus 8 Pro, users can make use of this feature that dynamically identifies and amplifies sounds to correspond with zoom and magnification.

In case you missed, Nokia OZO Audio is utilised on the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom alongside a range of Nokia smartphones.

Commenting on this, Jimmy Zhu, Product Manager, OnePlus, said:

Audio quality is one the key requirements for smartphone users when selecting a phone. By integrating Nokia’s OZO Audio in our latest flagship phone, OnePlus 8 Pro, we can ensure our users have great spatial audio experience also in windy weather conditions and when zooming video.

Jyri Huopaniemi, Head of Technology Licensing, Nokia Technologies, said:

We are thrilled to enable OnePlus’ latest smartphone model to capture and record immersive, high-quality sound with OZO Audio, enabling their customers to experience vivid, dynamic recordings. This is yet another testament to our leadership as a licensor of advanced technologies for smartphone and camera manufacturers.

 

Источник: www.fonearena.com

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z with low-latency mode, 20-hour battery life announced

OnePlus at its flagship OnePlus 8 series launch event introduced its new Bullets Wireless Z Bluetooth headphones.  It has Quick Pair, for a convenient and easy pairing experience, Quick Switch, to seamlessly switch between two paired devices, and signature Magnetic Control, that lets you start your music by simply separating the two earbuds. It has sweat and water-resistant design and comes with 110ms Low Latency Mode.

It has a neck-band design with power button on the neck band and has in-line volume, music / call controls. With a quick 10-minute charge, it promises music playback for up to 10 hours, while a full charge provides up to 20 hours of battery life.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z specifications

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z comes in black, blue, mint and oat, is priced at $49.95 (Rs. 3,790 approx.) and will be available in the US, Europe as well as India soon and is being teased on Amazon.in.

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OnePlus 8 Pro with 6.78-inch Quad HD+ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865, quad rear cameras announced

OnePlus just announced the OnePlus 8 Pro, the company’s latest flagship smartphone and the successor of last year’s OnePlus 7T Pro in an online launch event, as it had promised. It has a 6.78-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED edge-to-edge display, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 16-megapixel in-screen camera with Sony IMX471 sensor. It has dedicated MEMC chip that transforms standard videos at 24fps up to 120 fps. The company says that it is ideal for watching sports and action-packed content since MEMC reduces motion blur, stuttering, and ghosting for unmatched clarity.  It has HDR 10+ support, tuned color accuracy rating of JNCD around 0.4.

The OnePlus 8 has 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 SoC with X55 5G modem that supports both NSA and SA 5G, up to 12GB of RAM, and runs Android 10.0 with OxygenOS 10. The phone has 48-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX689 sensor and OIS, features a 48-megapixel 120° ultra-wide angle camera with 3cm macro mode, 8-megapixel 3X Telephoto Camera that also supports 30x digital zoom, OIS and a 5-megapixel mono sensor.

It retains the alert slider, has a glass back with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but this comes with 4510mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in just 23 minutes and is also the first OnePlus phone with support for Warp Charge 30 Wireless fast charging that can charge from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. The phone also supports wireless reverse charging to charge other devices.

OnePlus 8 Pro specifications

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in Onyx Black (gloss-finish glass), Glacial Green (matte glass) and Ultramarine Blue (gloss-finish glass) colors, is priced at $899 (Rs. 68,290 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs $999 (Rs. 75,885 approx.). It will be available in Europe and UK from April 21st starting at £799 (Rs. 76,580 approx.) / €899 (Rs. 74,880 approx.) with pre-orders starting today. OnePlus just said it will be available in India this summer on Amazon.in but did not reveal pricing.

The OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger costs $69.95 (Rs. 5,310 approx.).

Источник: www.fonearena.com

OnePlus 8 with 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED 90Hz display, Snapdragon 865, up to 12GB RAM announced

OnePlus just announced the OnePlus 8, the company’s latest flagship smartphone and the successor of last year’s OnePlus 7T in an online launch event, as it had promised. It has a 6.55-inch FHD+  Fluid AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 16-megapixel in-screen camera with Sony IMX471 sensor. It has HDR 10+ support, tuned color accuracy rating of JNCD around 0.4 for life-like quality. OnePlus says that it has 4096 levels of auto brightness control and has A+ Display rating from DisplayMate. The OnePlus 8 has 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 SoC with X55 5G modem that supports both NSA and SA 5G, up to 12GB of RAM, and runs Android 10.0 with OxygenOS 10.

The phone has 48-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor and OIS, same as the predecessor, features a 16-megapixel 116° ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. It retains the alert slider, has a glass back with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but this comes with 4300mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charging that can charge the phone from 1% to 50% in just 22 minutes.

OnePlus 8 specifications

The OnePlus 8 comes in Onyx Black (gloss-finish glass), Glacial Green (matte glass) and lnterstellar Glow (gloss-finish glass) colors, is priced at $699 (Rs. 53,100 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs $799 (Rs. 60,700 approx.). It will be available in the US and North America from April 29th. It will be available in Europe and UK from April 21st starting at £599 (Rs. 57,405 approx.) / €699 (Rs. 58,345 approx.)  with pre-orders starting today. OnePlus just said it will be available in India this summer on Amazon.in but did not reveal pricing.

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Razer announces Pokémon Pikachu true wireless earbuds with Pokeball-shaped charging case

Razer, the company known for its gaming products has now unveiled a unique audio product in China – Razer Pokémon Pikachu true wireless earbuds that come with a Pokeball-shaped charging box and this comes after both Razer and Poken collaborated for the launch of a range of accessories including keyboard, mousepad, etc.

The Pokémon Pikachu true wireless earbuds come in an all yellow-colour option and sport AirPods-like design with Pikachu logo on the touchpad. The earbuds connect through Bluetooth 5.0, feature a 13mm driver unit, is IPX4 rated and is said to feature a low latency of 60ms. It does not feature active noise cancellation, but the silicone earbuds provide passive noise cancellation.

The unique selling point of this product is the unique Pokeball-shaped charging box that has a LED indicator at the centre which indicates the juice left. Furthermore, the earbuds themselves will last about 3 hours in a single charge and with the Pokeball-shaped charging box, it lasts up to 15 hours.

Pricing and Availability

Razer Pokémon Pikachu true wireless earbuds is priced at 899 yuan (US$ 120 / Rs. 9714 approx.) and will be available in China starting April 16th, 2020. There is no information on the global availability of this product yet.

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OPPO A92s 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, MediaTek Dimensity 800, quad rear cameras, dual front cameras gets certified

OPPO is all set to introduce A92s, the company’s upcoming mid-range 5G phone in China, as it has been certified by TENAA. It reveals a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD screen, which is said to come with 120Hz refresh rate, punch-hole screen houses a 16MP camera as well as a 2MP depth sensor, 2GHz Octa-Core SoC, which according to Geekbench is MediaTek Dimensity 800 7nm SoC that was introduced earlier this year, but this is contradictory since the chip only supports up to 90Hz refresh rate, according to the official site. It is not clear if MediaTek has updated it.

Other specs include, up to 12GB RAM and support for built-in 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, quad rear cameras that includes a 48-megapixel primary rear camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors. The image shows 3D glass back, side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is said to pack a 4000mAh battery and 3C certification already revealed 18W fast charging for the phone.

OPPO A92s 5G rumored specifications

The OPPO A92s 5G is expected to come in Black, White and Pink colors. We should know the price when it goes official in the coming weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with 10.4-inch display, S-Pen, 7040mAh battery announced

Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 last year in India and a lighter version of the Tab S6 has been in the rumours for quite some time. Now, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with a metal body, S-Pen support, large battery, and more in Indonesia.

The Tab S6 Lite flaunts a 10.4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels(WUXGA+). The chipset maker is not specified yet, but what we know is, it is an Octa-Core SoC clocked at up to 2.3GHz. It is paired with 4GB RAM with up to 128GB storage which can be expanded up to 1TB with microSD. It runs on OneUI 2 based on Android 10.

Coming to the optics, the Tab S6 Lite sports an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The connectivity options include Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and 4G LTE. Lastly, it packs a 7040mAh battery and weighs 467 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Sm-P615) specifications

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes in Oxford Grey, Angora blue, and Chiffon pink colour options. There is no information on the pricing and availability in global markets yet.

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HONOR 30 Pro+ with 6.57-inch FHD+ 90Hz OLED waterfall screen, 50MP triple rear cameras, HONOR 30 Pro and HONOR 30 announced

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand today announced HONOR 30, HONOR 30 Pro and HONOR 30 Pro smartphones at an event in China. These have FHD+ OLED 70° curved screen with in-screen fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole camera, but only the Pro+ supports 90Hz waterfall screen. The HONOR 30 houses 32-megapixel camera and the HONOR 30 Pro and Pro+ also have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera on the front. The HONOR 30 Pro and Pro + are powered by Kirin 990 5G SoC, while the HONOR 30 is powered by a new Kirin 985 7nm 5G  SoC that has slightly under clocked CPUs compared to the Kirin 990 and a Mali-G77 GPU, but retains the same ISP and dual NPU and Modem.

The HONOR 30 Pro and HONOR 30 Pro+ are equipped with the VC liquid cooling system and dual stereo speakers. The VC liquid cooling system improves heat dissipation, allowing the smartphone to run in high performance mode for extended periods.

The HONOR 30 features 40-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS as well as 2-megapixel macro camera. The HONOR 30 Pro and Pro + have triple rear cameras. The HONOR 30 has a 40-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto camera for 5x optical zoom and also has OIS. The Pro + has a 50-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with support for 2.5cm macro and a 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and with optical image stabilization.

These pack a 4,000mAh battery with 40W wired fast charging, while Pro + also has 27W wireless charging and support for wireless reverse charging.

HONOR 30 Pro and P30 Pro+ specifications

HONOR 30 specifications

The HONOR 30 comes in Midnight Black, Green, Titanium Silver and Neon Purple colors, is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 424 / Rs. 32,440 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3199 yuan (US$ 452 / Rs. 34,600 approx.) and the top-end 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 3499 yuan (US$ 495 / Rs. 37,845 approx.).

The HONOR 30 Pro also comes in Midnight Black, Green, Titanium Silver and Neon Purple colors, is priced at 3999 yuan (US$ 566 / Rs. 43,250 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the top-end 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 4399 yuan (US$ 622 / Rs. 47,580 approx.). It will be available in China from April 21st with pre-orders starting today.

The HONOR 30 Pro+ comes in Midnight Black, Green and Titanium Silver colors, is priced at 4999 yuan (US$ 707 / Rs. 54,135 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version and the top-end 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 5499 yuan (US$ 778 / Rs. 59,470 approx.). All these will be available in China from April 21st with pre-orders starting today.

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MIUI 12 with refreshed Focus Mode, Refresh Rate UI, and more surfaces

Xiaomi introduced the MIUI 11, the company’s next major UI update back in September last year with several improvements and new features like the minimalistic design, customisable Ambient Display Presets, dynamic sound effects, and more. It is almost 7 months since launch and now, a new leak suggests that the company is working on the next UI update i.e., MIUI 12 and screenshots of the upcoming UI has surfaced.

The screenshots of the upcoming UI has been leaked on the company’s Community Forums and these are from the updated MiSettings APK file which has been taken down now. Firstly, the screenshots reveal a completely revamped Refresh Rate Settings under ‘Display’ which will feature new animations and power consumption information for different refresh rates.

Secondly, the Focus Mode will get a new tab in the Screen time settings and the weekly usage will be displayed in a new graph style. Apart from this, the individual app usage section will get a cleaner UI.

The overall design of UI looks cleaner compared to MIUI 11 and based on the screenshots, it still appears to be in initial stages. Recently, a post on the MIUI Community’s China Chapter revealed that Xiaomi has officially discounted the beta development of MIUI 11 which gives us a hint that the next major update i.e., MIUI 12 could be unveiled soon. We should know more information in the coming days.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with 10.4-inch display, S-Pen, 7040mAh battery announced [Update: Price]

Update 16th April 2020: The price of Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has been announced in various markets. The WiFi variant costs 379 euros (US$ 411 / Rs. 31,507) and the LTE variant costs 439 euros (US$ 476 / Rs. 36,495 approx.), and will be available starting April 30th, 202o in markets like Germany, Belgium, Russia, France, Italy. However, there is no word on Indian launch yet.

Earlier: Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 last year in India and a lighter version of the Tab S6 has been in the rumours for quite some time. Now, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with a metal body, S-Pen support, large battery, and more in Indonesia.

The Tab S6 Lite flaunts a 10.4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels(WUXGA+). The chipset maker is not specified yet, but what we know is, it is an Octa-Core SoC clocked at up to 2.3GHz. It is paired with 4GB RAM with up to 128GB storage which can be expanded up to 1TB with microSD. It runs on OneUI 2 based on Android 10.

Coming to the optics, the Tab S6 Lite sports an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The connectivity options include Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and 4G LTE. Lastly, it packs a 7040mAh battery and weighs 467 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Sm-P615) specifications

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes in Oxford Grey, Angora blue, and Chiffon pink colour options. There is no information on the pricing and availability in global markets yet.

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Xiaomi opens crowdfunding for Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P Multi-functional floor cleaner in India for Rs. 17999

Xiaomi has opened crowdfunding for Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop, the company’s latest Multifunctional vacuum cleaner in India, as it had promised. It has 2-in-1 sweeping and mopping function, 2100Pa powerful suction, intelligent mapping and route planning, automatic recharge and resume, Smart app control and 12 high precision sensors.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P features and specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 17,990 with no-cost EMI for as low as Rs. 2999 per month and is now available for order through Crowdfunding with a goal of 10,000 units in a month. This is a good deal compared to other countries, however it says that shipping will commence from 15 September,  2020, which is a long wait.

The company says that product development cycle will involve five steps: Crowdfunding – 4 weeks, Product Development (with customizations for India market) – 5 weeks, Product BIS Certification – 7 weeks, Mass Production – 2 weeks and Shipment and Delivery- 4 weeks. Hence, the shipping date is September.

Commenting on the launch, Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer, Xiaomi India said:

Today, technology has become an intrinsic part of every household, and we are witnessing rising adoption of smart devices suitable for smart homes. Modern consumers want efficient tech-enabled devices that can help them improve their lifestyle and overall well-being.

Our latest offering, Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is the perfect home assistance tool that features a 2-in-1 sweeping and mopping function allowing the robot to perform a dry and wet clean in one go. It is enabled by 12 different multi-directional sensors, a dedicated Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) navigation system, high-end brushless motor and ease of control through the Mi Home App making the robot a smart, efficient and easy solution for modern households. We truly believe that this product can redefine the way consumers approach and interact with the idea of cleanliness at their homes.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 based Kernel Source Released]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone in India running MIUI 10.4 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 8 Pro (codename ‘begoniain’), also check out our Redmi Note 8 Pro content,

MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone:

Note that Xiaomi follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in Gamma Green, Halo White and Shadow Black colors, is priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 15,999 and the top-end 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 17,999.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 based Kernel Source Released]

Xiaomi’s Redmi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro in the country earlier this week running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 9 Pro (codename ‘curtana’), also check out our Redmi Note 9 Pro content,

MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone so far:

Note that Xiaomi follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White colors and is available on Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores.

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Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem, world’s most power efficient NB2 IoT Chipset announced

A future where the world is filled with IoT devices is not very far off and Qualcomm just brought us one step closer. With the launch of the Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem, they have created the world’s most power efficient single-mode NB2 (NB-IoT) chipset that requires less than one micro-amp (1uA) of sleep current to function.

The Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem is housed in a compact single-chip solution that include a modem baseband, ARM Cortex M3 application processor, memory, RF transceiver and power management units. It supports single-mode 3GPP Release 14 Cat. NB2 IoT connectivity and RF frequency bands between 700MHz to 2.1GHz. Thanks to its native set of IoT data networking protocols, it is perfect for embedded IoT applications.

The Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem is expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2020.

Commenting on the launch, Vieri Vanghi, vice president, product management, QUALCOMM Europe, Inc. said:

The Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem will help usher in a new era for a range of IoT applications around the globe, especially those requiring connectivity deep within buildings combined with low power use, like battery-powered IoT devices that need to operate for 15 years or longer in the field. Its ultra-low power consumption, compact form factor, and low cost will greatly benefit OEMs creating the next generation of low-power IoT devices.

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Xiaomi said to launch several products including new Mi TV Stick in Europe in Q3 and Q4 2020

Xiaomi launched the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro smartphones and also introduced the Mi AirDots Pro 2 as Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 for the European market at a global event last month. Now the complete Xiaomi product roadmap for the European market has surfaced. This reveals several products, including an unreleased Mi TV Stick that should be compact version instead of opting for a Mi TV Box, which is also due for an upgrade.

This reveals Mi Robot Vacuum Mop Pro and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 for April, Mi AiOT Router AC2350, Mi Robot Vaccum Mop 1C and Mi TV Stick in May. Mi Smart Standing Fan 1C, Mi Home Security Camera 1080p (Magnetic Mount), Mi LED Smart Bulb White, Mi Smart Home Hub and Mi Temperature and Humidity Monitor 2 for June, Mi Electric Scooter 1S, Mi Electric Scooter Lite, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi Smart Standing Fan Pro, Mi Robot Vacuum Mop Essential, Mi Light Sensor FCA HK and Mi Portable Photo Printer for July.

This is definitely a huge line up of Xiaomi products for the European market. Xiaomi has already teased Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner for India for tomorrow, but the exact model is not known yet. Hope we can expect some of these products in India as well, especially the Mi TV Stick to compete with Amazon Fire TV Stick or the Fire TV Stick 4K.

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Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro to available soon in India starting from Rs. 27900

In March, Apple launched new iPad Pro models for 2020 with an updated processor, LiDAR sensor, keyboard and mouse support in iOS 13.4 and more. To complement this mouse support, Apple also announced that they developed a new Magic Keyboard with a built-in trackpad and now it will be available for purchase soon in India.

With iOS 13.4, Apple added a fully featured mouse support that was designed specifically for iPadOS in mind. It wasn’t just a simple mouse cursor, instead it was dynamic in its shape and function, adjusting according to the context.

While iPadOS will work with just about any mouse or trackpad, Apple claims to have designed the Magic Keyboard to work best with the iPad Pro. The keyboard makes it simpler to do productivity based tasks like writing and editing texts or spreadsheets and the trackpad supports multi-touch gestures for easy OS navigation.

The Magic Keyboard will be available soon in India and will have a price of Rs. 27900 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and Rs. 31900 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It will support layouts for nearly 30 languages that include simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at Rs. 71900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 85900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at Rs. 89900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 103900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The second-generation Apple Pencil for iPad Pro is available for Rs. 10900. The updated Smart Keyboard Folio will be priced at Rs. 7500 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and Rs. 9900 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Google Phone beta app brings call recording feature to Nokia 7.2, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7 Plus

An APK teardown of the Google Phone app earlier this year revealed the addition of built-in call recording feature. Following the availability of Google Phone app for non-Pixel devices, the latest beta update now brings call recording feature for some of the Nokia smartphones in India.

Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 8.1 users on the latest Google Phone beta app (47.0.305350684) can make use of the built-in call recording feature. However, the feature seems to be live only for Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 8.1 users in India and it is still not clear on when it will be available for other regions.

Nokia users who wish to try this feature can sideload the beta APK and hopefully, it will become available on the stable version as well. We can also expect more Nokia devices to get this feature as they run on Stock Android.

In related news, Google is also working on adding a “Flip to silence” feature for the Phone app, but it is still unclear on when it will be released.

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Gameloft Classics Android App with 30 free games released in celebration of 20th anniversary

Gameloft, the developers of many popular mobile games, including the Asphalt series, N.O.V.A Legacy, Minion Rush, Sniper Fury, etc. is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a game developer. In celebration, they are releasing a new Gameloft Classics Android App that’s free and includes 30 iconic Gameloft games, some of which has never come to Android.

Over its 20 years of developing games, Gameloft has released nearly 800 games across different platforms such as Android, iOS and Symbian OS. To celebrate it, the newly launched Gameloft Classics Android App contains 30 iconic and foundational mobile games, and it is all available for free.

The complete list of games include:

The Gameloft Classics Android App is available for download from the Play Store for Android.

Commenting on its anniversary celebration, Alexandre de Rochefort, Chief Finance Officer of Gameloft said:

Twenty years is quite the accomplishment, so much so that it gives us pause to reflect. This is a moment of celebration for us, a moment to look back and see how the industry has changed and evolved, to remember the beginning of simpler games for simpler phones and to appreciate the future of powerful platforms and new technology our developers can push to the limit. I’m proud to say we were there at the beginning and that we helped shape what this industry is today.

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Xiaomi Redmi K20 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.3.0 with March Android Security Patch]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 smartphone in India on July 17th running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-45 days.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi K20 (codename ‘davinci’).

MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone:

Note that Xiaomi follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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Apple iPhone SE (2020) RAM and battery details revealed in Chinese telecom’s listing

After several leaks and renders, Apple finally introduced the iPhone SE 2020 smartphone yesterday which is the company’s latest smaller iPhone. It packs the same chip as the iPhone 11 Series in an iPhone 8 form factor. While Apple usually doesn’t reveal the RAM and battery specifications, thanks to a Chinese telecom listing which has now revealed these details.

According to a listing in Chinese telecom’s website, Apple iPhone SE (2020) sports 3GB RAM and packs an 1821 mAh battery. To compare, iPhone 8 has 2GB RAM and the iPhone 11 has 4GB RAM. Similarly, the battery capacity on the iPhone 8 is 1821 mAh. So, the new iPhone SE’s battery capacity is the same as the iPhone 8 and the RAM is higher than iPhone 8, but lower than iPhone 11.

In case you missed, the new iPhone SE is powered by A13 Bionic chip that powers by iPhone 11, comes with 4.7-inch HD Retain screen with Haptic Touch and still retains the Touch ID fingerprint sensor below the display. It has a glass and aluminium design, features single 12MP camera with 4k video recording and a 7MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording.

A teardown by folks at iFixit which is expected to happen soon should reveal modem and other details.

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Nubia Play 5G with 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 765G, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5100mAh battery to be announced on April 21

Update: April 17, 2020 – Nubia has confirmed that the phone will come with an AMOLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The image shows a bezel on the top to house the camera, and the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone has been confirmed to be powered by Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform.

Update: April 16, 2020 – Nubia CEONi Fei has confirmed 5100mAh battery with support for 30W PD fast charging (compatible with QC4.0) for the phone. He has also confirmed 48MP main rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor and a quad rear camera arrangement for the phone.

He has also shared some images captured on the phone.

Earlier: ZTE’s nubia brand just confirmed that it will introduce nubia Play 5G smartphone in China on April 21. This will be the company’s first phone in the Play series and is also the first phone after the company announced its new brand logo.

The company did not announce any other details about the phone, but a nubia phone with a model number NX651J received 3C certification last month, which revealed 30W (PD 5Vdc-3A, 9Vdc-3A, 12Vdc-2.5A, 15Vdc-2A) fast charging support, so this should be the phone.

Some rumors say that the phone might not be a flagship and could be powered by Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform. We should know more details in the coming days.

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OPPO A92s with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, MediaTek Dimensity 800, quad rear cameras, dual front cameras announced

OPPO has announced A92s, the company’s new mid-range 5G phone in China, as expected. It packs a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate, punch-hole screen houses a 16MP camera as well as a 2MP depth sensor, Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 800 7nm SoC, built-in 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, quad rear cameras that includes a 48-megapixel primary rear camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors.

The has 3D glass back, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

OPPO A92s 5G specifications

The OPPO A92s 5G comes in Black and White colours, is priced at 2199 yuan (US$ 310 / 23,780 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 2499 yuan (US$ 353 / Rs. 27,030 approx.). It is now available to order and will go on sale in China from April 29th.

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Samsung launches “Hand Wash” app for Galaxy Watch to help users keep track of hand-washing habits

The COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in pretty significant changes in the way we live our daily lives. The importance of washing one’s hands regularly to reduce the risk of contracting the virus is very high. To help users, Samsung has released a new “Hand Wash” app for the Galaxy Watch that will prompt users to clean their hands.

The app was developed by developers at Samsung Research Institute-Bangalore, or SRI-B’s UX and wearable teams. Its primary purpose is to periodically remind users to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, as recommended by the WHO. It also offers long term tracking of a users daily hand wash habits, helping users to build healthier habits overtime.

When a user starts the hand wash sequence, a timer will begin on the Galaxy watch for 25 seconds; 5 seconds to turn on the tap and put soap, 20 seconds to wash your hands. At the end, the Watch will provide a haptic feedback. The watch will also give a reminder for when a user missed their hand wash and also in the watch face, it will show how much time has elapsed since the last hand wash.

Small tools like these can help improve our healthy habits by a lot and its great Samsung is releasing these during the pandemic. Users can install the “Hand Wash” app for their Galaxy Watch straight from the Galaxy Store.

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realme X3 SuperZoom with Snapdragon 855+, 12GB RAM gets certified [Update: Expected to launch in India soon under Rs. 30000]

Update: April 17, 2020 – realme has started asking for feedback for display on its upcoming product in Rs. 20000 to Rs. 30000 segment powered by Snapdragon 8 series SoC (should be Snapdragon 855+ as rumored earlier). Users have to choose between OLED 60Hz or LCD 120Hz. The company is currently using 90Hz LCD and 60HZ OLED displays on its phones.

realme launched the X2 smartphone in India back in December last year after it was introduced in China in November. Now the company is gearing up to launch the realme X3 smartphone in several markets including India as the realme X3 SuperZoom has been certified by Thailand’s NBTC with the model number RMX2086.

Geekbench listing reveals Octa-Core processor with the model msmnile, which is Snapdragon 855+. Since realme is planning to use last year’s flagship processor and 12GB RAM on the X2 SuperZoom, it might not be the successor of the realme X2 that is powered by Snapdragon 730G. It might also come with hybrid zoom support, which the X2 lacks.

The phone received BIS certification in India back in February, and even the company’s CMO Fracis Wang said that the X3 exists and it will be an amazing phone and holds the crown of X, but doesn’t know when it will launch due to the current lockdown situation. We should know more details soon.

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Airtel further extends prepaid validity till May 3; Vodafone Idea extends validity for feature phone users

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and nationwide lockdown, telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone Idea, BSNL, and Reliance Jio extended prepaid pack validity till April 17th, 2020. As the lockdown is extended further by the Indian Government, now, telecom operators Airtel and Vodafone Idea have announced validity extension.

Airtel says that close to 30 million users were not able to recharge their pre-paid accounts and to assist low-income users during this crisis, Airtel is extending the prepaid pack validity till May 3rd 2020. Similar to the first phase of validity extension, all these users will still be able to receive incoming calls even after the validity of their plan is exhausted.

Similarly, Vodafone Idea has extended the prepaid pack validity till May 3rd 2020, but only for feature phone users. They will still be able to receive incoming calls even after the validity of their plan is exhausted and this benefit would be credited to all eligible users in the coming days.

There is no word regarding validity extension from BSNL and Reliance Jio. But we can expect them to make a similar announcement soon.

Bharti Airtel in a statement said:

Keeping in mind their connectivity needs, Airtel is extending the validity of these accounts till May 3, 2020. All these customers will now be able to receive incoming calls on their Airtel mobile numbers even after the validity of their plan is exhausted.

This additional measure will help these low income customers to remain connected till the end of the second phase of lockdown i.e. May 3, 2020.

Commenting on this, Avneesh Khosla, Marketing Director, Vodafone Idea said:

Our endeavor is to ensure that all our customers remain connected at all times without worrying about any disruption, especially in these troubled times. In order to ensure that consumers stay connected during this extended lock down, we are extending the incoming service validity of 90 mn consumers till May 3rd. This would effectively mean that these consumers can use their phones for receiving incoming calls unhindered.

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Lenovo Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, and more with 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series/Ryzen 4000 Series announced

Earlier this month, Lenovo unveiled two new Legion gaming laptops – Legion 7i and Legion 5i with 10th Gen Intel Core processor, up to RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU, and more. Following that, Lenovo is now expanding its 2020 Legion gaming laptop lineup with the new Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i and two new towers – Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and IdeaCentre Gaming 5i.

The new lineup of Legion gaming laptops are powered by 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series/Ryzen 4000 Series CPU and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design. There are some improvements and new additions like the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard, Legion Coldfront 2.0, NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, Rapid Charge Pro, etc.

Here are the detailed specifications of this lineup.

Lenovo Legion 5 specifications

On the other hand, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i flaunts a 15-inch FULL HD display with 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU. Lenovo has also offered an AMD Ryzen version, but it powers the IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop. These weigh 2.2 kilograms and offer up to 8 hours of battery life.

Apart from this, Lenovo has also unveiled the Legion Tower 5i and IdeaCentre Gaming 5i. The Tower 5i can be configured with 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile-H Series processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. The IdeaCentre Gaming 5i can be configured with an Intel processor as well as an AMD Ryzen CPU. But for the graphics, they can be configured with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.

Pricing and Availability

Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop is priced starting at US$ 849.99 (Rs. 64,989 approx.) and the IdeaPad Gaming 3i is priced starting at US$ 729.99 (Rs. 55,814 approx.). The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i desktop is priced starting at US$ 799.99 (Rs. 61,166). They will be available starting May 2020. However, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i and IdeaCentre Gaming 5 desktop towers will not be available in North America.

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Meizu 17 mSmart 5G with OLED display to be announced on April 22

Meizu today at an event announced that it will introduce Meizu 17 mSmart 5G smartphone in China on April 22nd. It will come with mSmart 5G technology, will be fast, stable and economical, said the company. It will come with two patented technologies that includes cloud synchronization base station prediction and signal detection so that it can identify and connect to the 5G network faster.

Meizu 17 will come with 4500mAh battery, which promises 8-hours 5G battery life test with mSmart 5G offering power saving of up to 64% compared to other smartphones. It will also feature subway mode, high-speed train mode and high-speed mode, and can intelligently switch to ensure a more stable network connection.

It will Qualcomm X55 modem with peak download speed up to 2457 Mbps, supports SA and NSA dual-mode 5G network. The phone will also come with Wi-Fi 6 technology. The image confirms punch-hole OLED screen with in-display fingerprint scanner.

We should know more specifications in the coming days and the price on April 22nd.

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Google to require Android apps to show clearer subscriptions terms

Often when signing up for subscription in Android apps, user do not clearly know what they are signing up, leading to mistrust or an increased chance of feeling cheated. To improve the situation, Google is introducing a number of changes for developers to follow and ensure that the user will clearly understand the terms of the subscription service before singing up.

The two highlighted changes to Google’s policy is tighter limits to location access and clearer, transparent subscription offers. In February, Google announced that they will manually review whether an app really benefits from accessing the user’s location. They have extended the deadline for this compliance to help developers review their need for location access and will not face any action until August 2020 or existing apps until November 2020.

The second and arguably more important change is that Google will require app developers to be extremely clear about their subscription terms. For example, Google recommends informing the user on :

If the app has free trials and introductory offers, then developers must inform the user on:

From Google’s Play Store side of things, they are also making a number of improvements like:

Developers have time till June 16, 2020 to bring their apps into compliance with the new policy. All of these changes are definitely a step in the right direction, reducing the chances of malicious app to appear in the Play Store and increase the user’s trust.

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HONOR 9X Lite with 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 48MP dual rear cameras announced

HONOR launched the ‘HONOR 9X’ smartphone with triple rear cameras, pop-up front camera, and more in India earlier this year. Following the launch, a lighter model of the smartphone surfaced in renders and now finally, the company has announced the HONOR 9X Lite in Finland.

HONOR 9X Lite has a lot of similarities in internals to last year’s HONOR 8X. The 9X Lite flaunts a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the company calls this as FullView display. It is powered by the Octa-Core Kirin 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The back panel has got a facelift and the rear cameras are now housed in a rectangular module.

Coming to the optics, HONOR 9X Lite flaunts dual rear cameras which is a combination of 48MP (primary) + 2MP (depth) and the front-facing camera is a 16MP shooter. It runs on Android 9 Pie and it packs a 3750mAh battery with support for 10W charging through USB Type-C.

HONOR 9X Lite specifications

Pricing and Availability

HONOR 9X Lite comes in Black, Green color options and is priced at 199 Euros (US$ 215 / Rs. 16,454 approx.). It will go on pre-order starting April 30th, 2020 in Finland and there is no word on availability in other markets yet.

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Realme Narzo 10 with Helio G80, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery and Narzo 10A launching in India on April 21

realme today confirmed that Narzo series of smartphones – Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A will launch in India on April 21st in an online launch event after it got postponed last month. Since the govenment has allowed sales of electronics online from April 20th, it should be available on  Flipkart soon after the launch.

The company has confirmed 6.5-inch screen with 89.8% screen-to-body ratio and a 5000mah battery for both the phones. The Narzo 10 looks like a rebranded version of the realme 6i that was introduced in Mayanmar earlier  since the company also adds that it will have A class processor for the first time in India.

The realme Narzo 10A looks like the rebranded version of the realme C3 that was launched in Indonesia. This is a slightly different version of the realme C3 that was launched in India last month with triple rear cameras instead of dual cameras, while retaining other specifications.

Realme Narzo 10 (realme 6i) specifications

Realme Narzo 10A (C3 Indonesia version) specifications

The realme Narzo 10 is expected to come in White Milk and Green Tea colors and the Narzo 10A is expected to be available in Frozen Blue and Blazing Red colors.

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HP ZBook, ZBook Create, Envy 15 laptops with up to 10th Gen Intel Xeon CPUs, up to Quadro GPUs announced

The HP Create Ecosystem of products is designed with creators in mind, whether they are consumers, prosumers or professionals. As part of this ecosystem, HP has announced 3 laptops that include the two new ZBook laptops and a Envy 15 laptop with either Intel Xeon CPU’s or the updated 10th Intel Core CPU’s and all the way up to NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.

The HP ZBook is their highest performing, ultra premium creator focused laptop sub brand. They have announced two laptops in this lineup, namely the HP ZBook Studio and HP ZBook Create. Both laptops can be configured from 10th Intel Core to Intel Xeon CPU’s and either Quadro or GeForce GPUs. Both laptops will come with HP’s DreamColor display with 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB accuracy, all day 17.5 hour battery life, vapour cooling chamber to keep thermals in check and a Z Command Keyboard whose layout is designed to help creators improve productivity.

The HP Envy 15 is the first laptop in the Envy lineup to ever feature a glass topped trackpad. It can be configured with a 4K OLED VESA certified DisplayHDR True Black display that is colour calibrated to have Delta E <2. For processing, it con go up to a 10th Gen Core i9 CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design and up to 32GB of RAM. Other features include PCI-e SSDs, WiFi 6, HP Quickdrop and a 16.5 hour battery life.

The HP ZBook Studio and HP ZBook Create is expected to be available in August with pricing announced soon. And the HP ENVY 15 is expected to be available in June with a starting price of $1,349.99 (Approx. Rs. 103268).

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iQOO Neo 3 5G with 144Hz refresh rate screen, Snapdragon 865, UFS 3.1 to be announced on April 23 [Update: New teaser]

Update: April 17, 2020 – iQOO president has posted a new teaser image that reveals triple rear cameras and a gradient glass back.

Earlier: iQOO launched the iQOO 3 smartphone back in February, now the company is gearing up to launch the iQOO Neo 3 5G in China. This will be the successor of the iQOO Neo Snapdragon 855 Edition that was introduced in China back in October last year.

The new phone will be powered by Snapdragon 865, support 5G SA/NSA and UFS 3.1 storage same as the iQOO 3, but this will come with 144Hz refresh rate screen compared to 60Hz refresh rate in the iQOO 3. We can also expect LPDDR5 RAM, dual speakers and support for 55W Super FlashCharge fast charging for the phone, but it is not clear if this will come with wireless charging support.

We should know more details in the coming days and the complete specifications once the phone is certified by TENAA.

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YouTube changes view count numbering format to display in lakh and crore

 

YouTube has been introducing new features to its platform lately like UPI support, Dark Mode toggle, voice search for cast, and more. On similar lines now, YouTube has made a change in the view count numbering format displayed on videos.

The view count of YouTube videos on the Home Page and Trending section is now displayed in lakh and crore instead of million and billion, and it is not showing on channel pages yet. View count of videos that have crossed 1,00,000 are now displayed in lakh instead of hundred thousands (100K and so on) and videos that have crossed 1,00,00,000 views are displayed in crore instead of 10M and so on. For instance, the first video in the screenshot below has crossed 11,00,000 views and now it is displayed as ’11 lakh views’ instead of ‘1.1M views’.

The change in view count numbering format seems to be live for users globally and some users reported that changing the location to US or UK on YouTube will change the format as before. But, it did not work on our unit.

It is not clear if YouTube will change the default view count numbering format officially to English (India). We should know more information in the coming days.

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Redmi Note 9 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery gets certified

A new Redmi smartphone with the model number M2003J15SC has been certified by TENAA in China, which is said to be launched as Redmi Note 9. This shows a punch-hole display with a 13-megapixel camera in the top left corner compared to top centre in the Redmi Note 9 Pro series. Even the fingerprint sensor location has been changed from side to back, however this still has a 48-megapixel quad rear camera arrangement with flash moved to the right side of the camera module.

It just says 2GHz Octa-Core processor, so we will have to find out if the smartphone will be powered by MediaTek Helio G80, same as the rumored Redmi 9?  It reveals 4920mAh (minimum) battery, but this should come with a 5020mAh (typical) battery with 18W fast charging, same as the Redmi Note 9 Pro series. 3C certification revealed 22.5W charger for the phone, but the same thing happened with the Redmi Note 9S which offers 18W fast charging support but comes with a 22.5W in-box charger.

Redmi Note 9 rumoured specifications

The Redmi Note 9 is expected to come in Blue, Black, Green, Pink, Red and White colours, and is expected to launch sometime in May.

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Realme Narzo 10 with Helio G80, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery and Narzo 10A launching in India soon

Update: realme has announced that it has decided to postpone the event as per instructions from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

realme today confirmed that Narzo series of smartphones – Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A will launch in India on April 21st in an online launch event after it got postponed last month. Since the govenment has allowed sales of electronics online from April 20th, it should be available on  Flipkart soon after the launch.

The company has confirmed 6.5-inch screen with 89.8% screen-to-body ratio and a 5000mah battery for both the phones. The Narzo 10 looks like a rebranded version of the realme 6i that was introduced in Mayanmar earlier  since the company also adds that it will have A class processor for the first time in India.

The realme Narzo 10A looks like the rebranded version of the realme C3 that was launched in Indonesia. This is a slightly different version of the realme C3 that was launched in India last month with triple rear cameras instead of dual cameras, while retaining other specifications.

Realme Narzo 10 (realme 6i) specifications

Realme Narzo 10A (C3 Indonesia version) specifications

The realme Narzo 10 is expected to come in White Milk and Green Tea colors and the Narzo 10A is expected to be available in Frozen Blue and Blazing Red colors.

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OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and Bullets Wireless Z India price to be announced on Red Cable Club at 8PM on April 19

OnePlus introduced the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones and the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z neckband earphones in an online event last week, but it did not reveal the price in India. Today the company has announced that it will announce the price of the phones and the earphones at 8PM on Red Cable Club.

Accessing the price reveal on Red Cable Club

If you’re a Red Cable Club member, you can get access to the price reveal on Red Cable Club in the following ways:

OnePlus already said that the pricing will be cheaper than the US launch of price of $699 (Rs. 53,100 approx.) and $899 (Rs. 68,290 approx.).

OnePlus 8 specifications

OnePlus 8 Pro specifications

The Bullets Wireless Z Bluetooth headphones has Quick Pair, for a convenient and easy pairing experience, Quick Switch, to seamlessly switch between two paired devices, and signature Magnetic Control, that lets you start your music by simply separating the two earbuds. It has sweat and water-resistant design and comes with 110ms Low Latency Mode.

It has a neck-band design with power button on the neck band and has in-line volume, music / call controls. With a quick 10-minute charge, it promises music playback for up to 10 hours, while a full charge provides up to 20 hours of battery life.

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HUAWEI Nova 7 5G and Nova 7 Pro 5G with 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED display, Kirin 985, 64MP quad rear cameras and Nova 7 SE 5G announced

HUAWEI just announced Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 Pro 5G and Nova 7 SE 5G smartphones in China as it had promised. The Nova 7 and 7 Pro pack a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED screen with in-display fingerprint scanner, and are powered by the latest Kirin 985 SoC, while the Nova 7 SE comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD screen with side-mounted fingerprint scanner and Kirin 820 SoC. All these run Android 10 with EMUI 10.1, pack 4000mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge fast charging via USB Type-C.

HUAWEI Nova 7 Pro 5G specifications

HUAWEI Nova 7 5G specifications

HUAWEI Nova 7 SE 5G specifications

The HUAWEI Nova 7 SE 5G comes in Midnight Black, Silver, Forest Green and Midsummer Purple colours, is priced at 2399 yuan (US$ 339 / Rs. 25,710 approx.) for the 8GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 2799 yuan (US$ 395 / Rs. 30,010 approx.).

The HUAWEI Nova 7 5G comes in Midnight Black, Silver, Forest Green, Midsummer Purple and Honey Red colours, is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 424 / Rs. 32,160 approx.) for the 8GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 3399 yuan (US$ 480 / Rs. 36,450 approx.).

The HUAWEI Nova 7 Pro 5G comes in Midnight Black, Silver, Forest Green, Midsummer Purple and Honey Red colours, is priced at 3699 yuan (US$ 523 / Rs. 39,670 approx.) for the 8GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 4099 yuan (US$ 579 / Rs. 43,960 approx.).

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India TWS shipments saw massive 700% growth YoY in 2019; Apple leads the market: Report

True wireless earbuds have become popular among consumers lately, thanks to the plethora of options available at different price segment. The shipments have increased massively in India and now, Counterpoint has released the shipments record for 2019 which shows a massive 700% growth YoY.

According to the report, Apple leads the market with 27% shipments market share in 2019. It is followed by Noise with 12%, JBL with 8%, Samsung with 7% and realme with 7%. Furthermore, the top five selling models are Apple AirPods followed by realme Buds Air, pTron Bassbuds, Noise Shots X1 Air and Noise Shots X5.

The 2019 TWS market was dominated by Apple AirPods 2nd Gen and for JBL, the C100 TWS was hugely popular among consumers. The report also adds that the Indian market remains largely untapped for TWS and holds huge growth potential and opportunities for new players.

In related news, POCO is also working on a TWS product and it should be interesting to watch how it will compete with the existing players.

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realme 3 and realme 3i realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update starts rolling out]

realme launched realme 3 smartphone in India back in March last year, later in July it launched realme 3i, a cheaper version. The smartphones have already started receiving Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update along with all the new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 3 and realme 3i.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 3 (RMX1821 and RMX1825) and realme 3i (RMX1827).

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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Facebook Messenger Kids with parental control features launched in over 70 new countries including India

Facebook has announced that they are expanding their Messenger Kids app to 70 more countries, including India and adding more options for parents to control their kid’s online presence. Some of these features include Supervised Friending, more robust Group management and profile visibility for Friend suggestions.

In earlier versions, parents had complete control over their kid’s friend requests, for both invites and accepts. Now with Supervised Friending, a kid will be able to send out friend requests and accept them on their own, but the parent will maintain the ability to override any changes to their kid’s friend list. Parents will receive a notification via their messenger when their kid receives a request and take action accordingly.

The second highlight feature in Messenger Kids is the ability to create groups with their friends. The way it works is by having parents approve a similar adult to help connect their child with other kids through a group in Messenger Kids. Approved adults can only connect kids whose parents have also granted this adult the same approval.

And finally, Messenger Kids will let parents choose their child’s account visibility with respect to friend suggestions. Parents can choose between make their kid’s name and profile photo visible to friends of their kid’s contacts and their parents, kids of the parent’s Facebook friends.

Supervised Friending and Groups will be rolling out to users in the USA today and will globally rollout in the coming weeks. Account visibility will be rolling out to everyone in the next few weeks.

You can download Messenger Kids from the App Store for iOS or Play Store for Android.

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Zoom 5.0 update brings several security enhancements including data routing control

Zoom video conferencing app witnessed an increased demand lately with people working from home and at the same time, it has been in the news for privacy issues. The company has been working on improving the privacy controls and now it has announced a milestone of 90-day security plan with Zoom 5.0 update.

Zoom 5.0 which will be available soon to all users includes “robust security enhancements” and the company has listed the changes that it is bringing to the app. Firstly, on the network side, Zoom is upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard for increased protection of the meeting data in transit and the app will also support GCM encryption wherein a system-wide enablement will take place on May 30th, 2020.

Secondly, every paid Zoom Meeting and Webinar user will be able to customize which data centre regions their account can use for its real-time meeting traffic, but opting out of the default region is not possible.

Furthermore, on the user experience and controls side, Zoom is adding a new Security icon which will house all of the app’s security settings and hosts will be able to “Report a User” as well. Secure Account Contact Sharing will be introduced in this update and users can also opt to have their Zoom Chat notifications not show a snippet of their chat. Other changes include Dashboard enhancements, Waiting Room default-on, and  Meeting password default-on.

Zoom 5.0 will be released this week and users can download it from Zoom’s official website.

Commenting on this, Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom said:

I am proud to reach this step in our 90-day plan, but this is just the beginning. We built our business by delivering happiness to our customers. We will earn our customers’ trust and deliver them happiness with our unwavering focus on providing the most secure platform.

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Redmi 10X with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, MediaTek Helio G85, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5020mAh battery gets certified

Redmi smartphone with the model number M2003J15SC got certified by TENAA in China few days back, which was believed to be Redmi Note 9, now the same phone has passed through a Chinese telecom’s website that confirms that this will be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 that it yet to be announced. This should be an enhanced version of MediaTek Helio G80.  This has a 6.53-inch FHD+ punch-hole LCD screen with a 13-megapixel camera in the top left corner, fingerprint sensor on the back and a 5020mAh battery.

Redmi 10X rumoured specifications

The Redmi 10X is expected to come in Sky Blue, Green and White colours and is expected to start at 999 yuan (US$ 141 / Rs. 10,750 approx.).

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Google Meet updates bring high-quality video sharing, view up to 16 people at once and more

G Suite users are getting a bunch of handy little updates to Meet to enhance their experience. Users can now share high-quality video with audio content by present a tab from within the Chrome browser. Along with this, Google is adding the ability to view up to 16 people at once in the tile view format that can help improve the experience in classrooms, large group meetings, etc.

Most video conferencing applications have the ability to share and present screen content from a person on the call. However, sharing video with audio content has been a poor experience for many as the video will end up looking choppy or blurry or the audio will be de-synced. Google Meet is trying to solve this by enabling the ability to share a tab from within Chrome, letting presenters share smooth videos with audio to all attendees.

This can be helpful in situations like business meeting to review promotional videos, presenting slides with embedded videos or GIFs, teachers sharing videos as part of a lesson plan, etc. When presenting, the tab will be highlighted to let the user know which tab is being presented and it will even confirm with the user when they try to switch a tab that they aren’t presenting.

A quality of life update to Google Meet now is that, using the tile view in a video call, users can now see up to 16 people at once. The participants shown will be the active speakers and users can see the list of participants with an option below. At the moment, Google Meet supports up to 250 members in a single call.

These abilities to present a Chrome tab will roll out to all G Suite members today, while the 16-person tile view will gradually roll out to everyone by May 1st, 2020.

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OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Limited Edition Pop-up Box price start at Rs. 45,999 in India

OnePlus revealed the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones in India few days back. Now the company listed Limited Edition Pop-up Box for both the smartphones on its India site priced at Rs. 45,999 and Rs. 60,999, respectively. In addition to the phones, the pop-up box comes with Bullets Wireless Z (black) and Cases. Since the company is not holding pop-up events this year, this pop-up box bundle should be an alternative for those who want to get the accessories along with the phone at a discounted rate.

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available from Amazon, OnePlus India site and offline channels from May, so the Limited Edition Pop-up Box should also go on sale on OnePlus India website soon.

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iQOO Neo 3 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ 144Hz display, Snapdragon 865, up to 12GB RAM, 48MP triple rear cameras announced

Vivo’s iQOO brand just announced iQOO 3 5G, the company’s latest 5G smartphone in China as it had promised. It has a 6.57-inch FHD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio, 144Hz refresh rate (with option to switch between 144, 120 and 90Hz) and houses a 16-megapixel front camera in the punch-hole screen. It is powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC with support for 5G SA/NSA dual-mode, comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and has a large 2.4mm fingerprint sensor on the right side that can unlock the phone in 0.16 seconds and also doubles up as a power button.

The phone packs triple rear cameras that includes a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle and 2MP macro camera. It has stereo speakers with ultra-linear large-amplitude speaker unit at the bottom, packs a 4500mAh battery with 44W flash charge 2.0 fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 20 minutes and 100% in 58 minutes.

iQOO Neo 3 5G specifications

The iQOO Neo 3 5G comes in Sky Blue and Blue Black colours, is priced at 2698 yuan (US$ 381 / Rs. 29,011 approx.) for the 6GB + 128GB version,  8GB + 128GB version costs 2998 yuan (US$ 423 / Rs. 32,230 approx.), 12GB + 128GB version is priced at 3298 yuan (US$ 465 / Rs. 35,450 approx.)  and the 8GB + 256GB version is priced at 3398 yuan (US$ 480 / Rs. 36,545 approx.). It will be available for order today and will go on sale in China from April 29.

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Realme X50m 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 765G, 48MP quad rear cameras, dual in-screen front cameras announced

realme has announced X50m, the company’s latest mid-range 5G smartphone after it got certified recently. It packs a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD screen with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio, 120Hz refresh rate with a punch-hole that houses 16-megapixel camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary, is powered by Snapdragon 765G with up to 8GB RAM and support for built-in 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks.

The X50m features quad rear cameras that includes a 48-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors. It has a 3D glass back, features side-mounted fingerprint scanner that can unlock the phone within a second, features Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio certification, but it doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack. It packs a 4200mAh battery with 30W Dart Charge fast charging that can charge the phone up to 70% in 30 minutes.

Realme X50m 5G specifications

The Realme X50m 5G comes in Blue and White colours, is priced at 1999 yuan (US$ 282 / Rs. 21,480 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 2299 yuan (US$ 324 / Rs. 24,700 approx.). It is now available for order and will go on sale in China from April 29th.

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HUAWEI MatePad with 10.4-inch WUXGA+ display, up to 6GB RAM, 7250mAh battery announced

Along with Nova 7 series smartphones HUAWEI also introduced MatePad tablet that packs a 10.4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA+)m is powered by Kirin 810 7nm SoC with up to 6GB RAM with up to 128GB storage which can be expanded up to 512GB with microSD. It runs on EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10.

It has support for HUAWEI M-Pencil for Graffiti painting, document processing, class notes, but needs to be purchased separately. Coming to the optics, the MatePad sports an 8MP rear and front cameras. The connectivity options include Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, and 4G LTE. Lastly, it packs a 7250mAh battery and weighs 450 grams.

HUAWEI MatePad specifications

The HUAWEI MatePad comes in Black and White colours, is priced at 1899 yuan (US$ 268 / Rs. 20,390 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB Wi-Fi version, 6GB RAM with 128GB Wi-Fi version costs 2199 yuan (US$ 311 / Rs. 23,600 approx.) and the GB RAM with 128GB LTE version costs 2499 yuan (US$ 352 / Rs. 26,840 approx.). It is now available for order and will go on sale in China from April 26th.

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Paytm users and merchants can now earn by selling Vodafone IDEA prepaid recharges

Due to nationwide lockdown now, prepaid recharge through physical stores is not possible and to solve this, mobile operators Airtel and Reliance Jio came up with a dedicated program that lets individuals earn by selling recharges. Following Airtel and Jio, Vodafone IDEA has now partnered with Paytm to allow individuals and merchants to sell prepaid recharges.

Under ‘Recharge Saathi’ program, any Paytm merchant and individuals can recharge any Vodafone IDEA prepaid number and earn a commission. While the exact commission rate is not specified, Vodafone Idea says that it will give an “assured cashback” to merchant partners for multiple recharges and small business, individuals would be able to earn up to an additional Rs 5,000 every month through this program.

To get started, individuals and merchants need to register on the PayTM app and recharge any number from ‘Stay at Home Essentials→Prepaid’ category of the app. The company says that as a part of the program, Paytm customer including pharmacists, milk booth operators, newspaper vendors, even individuals such as security guards can recharge any Vodafone Idea number and start earning.

Commenting on this, Abhay Sharma, Senior Vice President – Business, Paytm said:

This is a great initiative to empower people as well as help them earn an additional livelihood. Prepaid mobile phone recharges is a very important category for us. While we already are India’s top destination for prepaid mobile recharges, this exclusive partnership with Vodafone Idea will help us further expand our reach and make deeper inroads into the country.

Avneesh Khosla, Marketing Director, Vodafone Idea said:

It has been our constant endeavour to ensure that all our customers remain connected at all times, especially now, during the current national lockdown. We believe that this partnership with Paytm will help a large number of our prepaid customers who are digitally unengaged to remain connected without having to step out to recharge. This partnership will enable digitally connected individuals and small businesses to sell recharges and earn a livelihood.

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Android 11 Developer Preview 3 with Wireless Debugging, ADB Incremental and more released

Google has released Android 11 Developer Preview 3, after the first release in February and DP2 in March. This brings App exit reasons updates, GWP-ASan heap analysis, ADB Incremental, Wireless Debugging, Data access auditing updates and more features for developers.

New features in Android 11 Developer Preview 3

Google also said that it is on the way to finalizing features and APIs and shifting its focus to polish and performance.

The Android 11 Developer Preview is available for Pixel 2 / 2 XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, or Pixel 4 / 4 XL on the Android developer website here. Beta 1 for both Pixel and select non-Pixel devices is expected be available in May, Beta 2 in June (with final APIs and official SDK) and the final stable release by the end of Q3 2020.

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Samsung Smart TVs from 2018 till 2020 to get Apple Music app

It is not very often we see Apple bringing its software services to non-Apple hardware. Apple announced in 2019 that they would be bringing native AirPlay 2 support on select LG and Samsung TVs and now, Samsung has announced that select models of their Smart TV models will be receiving support for the Apple Music app.

One of the first brands to do so, Samsung will bring Apple Music support to all Smart TV models released between 2018-2020, in over 100 countries. The app can be simply downloaded from the Samsung Smart TV App Store, after which users will be prompted to sign via an existing account with their Apple ID, or begin the subscription process right from their TV. As usual, Apple will offer a 3 months free trial with an individual, family or student subscription.

Commenting on the strengthening partnership between Apple and Samsung, Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics said:

Our goal has always been to deliver the best entertainment experiences to consumers – and as people spend more time at home, we are more committed to that mission than ever. Last year, we were the first TV manufacturer to offer the Apple TV app, and today, we are the first to offer Apple Music. Our partnership with Apple has been instrumental in bringing consumers an unparalleled lineup of different entertainment options, especially as they seek out more content choices from their Smart TVs.

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iQOO 3 gets a price cut in India in 2 months of launch, now starts at Rs. 34990

iQOO launched its first smartphone in India – iQOO 3 in 4G and 5G variants earlier this year at a starting price of Rs. 36,990. The recent GST Rate hike on smartphones bumped up the starting price to Rs. 38,990. But now, after 2 months of launch, iQOO has announced price cuts on all the variants of iQOO 3 smartphone.

iQOO 3 4G 8GB+128GB model is now priced at Rs. 34,990, against its previous selling price of Rs. 38,990. Similarly, the 8GB+256GB model is now priced at Rs. 37,990, against its previous selling price of Rs. 41,990. The top-end 5G variant with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage is now priced at Rs. 44,990 (this was the launch price), against its previous selling price of Rs. 46,990 (after GST Rate hike). This means iQOO 3 has received up to Rs. 4000 price cut in India now.

Smartphone Launch Price Price after GST Hike New Price Price Cut
iQOO 3 4G 8+128GB Rs. 36,990 Rs. 38,990 Rs. 34,990 Rs. 4000
iQOO 3 4G 8+256GB Rs. 39,990 Rs. 41,990 Rs. 37,990 Rs. 4000
iQOO 3 5G 12+256GB Rs. 44,990 Rs. 46,990 Rs. 44,990 Rs. 2000

The revised price is now reflecting on iQOO’s e-Store, but as e-commerce companies cannot sell “non-essential” goods during lockdown, you will not be able to purchase it right now. Once the restriction is lifted, the revised price should be reflecting on Flipkart as well.

iQOO 3 / iQOO 3 5G specifications

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Cybersecurity researchers spot two zero-day iOS exploits, security patch with fix coming soon [Update: Apple Statement]

Update: April 24, 2020 – Apple has released an official statement regarding the issue in Mail and said that it has not found any evidence that they were used against customers. This will be fixed in software update soon.

Apple takes all reports of security threats seriously. We have thoroughly investigated the researcher’s report and, based on the information provided, have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users. The researcher identified three issues in Mail, but alone they are insufficient to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections, and we have found no evidence they were used against customers. These potential issues will be addressed in a software update soon. We value our collaboration with security researchers to help keep our users safe and will be crediting the researcher for their assistance.

Earlier: Researchers at a cybersecurity startup, ZecOps have reportedly found not one, but two zero day exploits for Apple’s iOS, of which, one could be triggered remotely while the other requires an additional vulnerability to be triggered remotely. Apple has acknowledged the exploits and will be a pushing a security patch for iOS 13 in a few days.

Zero-day exploits are those bugs in hardware or software that are not known to the manufacturer, making it easy for hackers to attack a target. Zero-day exploits are extremely rare to be spotted as it depends on the public and the manufacturer to not find out, lest they be fixed. iPhone zero-day exploits are especially rare to be reported, considering how many people have iPhones and how many are on the same version of iOS.

The software involved for these exploits was the iPhone’s default mail app. A hacker would send an email to the target, which would then use the exploit to execute code in the app. Some targets that were identified for this exploits VIPs, executive management across multiple industries, individuals from Fortune 2000 companies, etc.

Apple has stated that the ZecOps zero-day exploits have already been patched in the latest iOS beta release, with iOS public version getting the patch in a few days. To check out ZecOps complete report on the exploits click  here.

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LG VELVET with Snapdragon 765, curved design, Raindrop triple rear cameras to be announced on May 7

LG has finally confirmed its VELVET smartphone in an online event in Korea on May 7th before it goes on sale mid-May. The company posted a  15-second video invitation that visually shows the colours of the phone using four colour drops highlighting the ‘waterdrop camera’.

The company already confirmed Snapdragon 765 with 5G support, water drop notch, 3D arc design where the edges of the display and rear are symmetrically curved and “Raindrop” camera.

LG already said that the name “velvet” is intended to evoke images of lustrous smoothness and premium softness, two key characteristics of the new phone. On the upper-left corner of the back there are three cameras and an LED flash in descending order by size that is similar to falling raindrops.  The phone has less sharp edges and angles that makes the phone pleasing to touch and look.

The LG Velvet comes in Aurora White, Aurora Gray, Aurora Green, and Illusion Sunset colours. We should know the price when it goes official in a couple of weeks.

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How to set parental control on Netflix

Forced to stay indoors due to nationwide lockdown, a lot of us are spending our time, apart from our work, on streaming services. With a huge number of collections, be it shows or movies, it is easier than ever for a younger audience to stumble upon inappropriate content.

Besides, every family is different when it comes to choosing a content, which is why parents need a wide choice of films and series as well as the controls to make the right viewing decisions for their children. So all the streaming services have integrated various parental controls into their platforms. 

In this article, we will guide you to establish protections for a younger audience on Netflix. Here you go! 

Set different maturity levels!

In Netflix, it is possible to create up to 5 profiles and for each, different maturity levels can be set. As a result, it only shows age-appropriate series and movies. 

If you’re doubtful, the ‘Kids’ profile looks different, with an all-white background and a selection that’s only appropriate for kids. How do you proceed? Simply go to the Profiles page and click on “Add Profile”.

“Profile and Parental Controls” hub

If you want to control both you and your kids’ accounts from one place, you can access your Account Settings. From language to content restriction by age, and changing playback settings, you can do it all from this one place.

Viewing restrictions!

It is important as a parent to ensure our kids access only the films and shows that’s appropriate for them. So what can we do about it? Click on

“Viewing Restrictions” from the Parental Controls hub, and select the right age group. Once you do this, that profile can only see content suitable for that age.

Can my kid change the setting if he is aware of the Netflix app? Well, no! Your kid can’t go in and change it. It needs the account password to access. If you are still not sure, you can set a profile lock as well!

Profile lock!

To set a profile lock, Click on “Change” under Profile Lock, select “require a PIN…” and set a 4-digit PIN. From now, if anyone trying to access it will be asked to enter the PIN.

You may also want to select “Require a PIN to add new profiles” so that your intelligent kid isn’t adding a new profile with access to all shows and movies.

Control your playback settings!

Some cartoons or even TV series for that matter can be addictive! To prevent your kid from watching back-to-back episodes of a series, go to “Playback settings” on your Profile Hub, simply de-select “autoplay next episode”. Additionally, you can even choose not to autoplay previews on a profile, simply by deselecting “autoplay previews”.

Restrict specific titles

Netflix does a pretty good job of deciding what shows or movies are good depending upon age. Even after that, if you find a particular title offensive or inappropriate, there are options to simply exclude a title, or a few of them, by adding them to the “title restrictions” list under “Content Restrictions”.

Check out more Netflix tips and tricks here!

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Telegram v6.1.0 brings improved quizzes, sticker directory and more; crosses 400 million monthly users

Telegram

Telegram, an instant messaging service, has announced that they have crossed 400 million active users, growing from the 300 million they had last year. They released an update too, that brought small improvements to quizzes, a sticker directory, a new attachment menu for android devices and more. They even announced a competition for Creators of Educational Tests with a prize pool of  €400K.

A quiz mode was introduced into Telegram in the version 5.14 update back in January. Telegram has now improved it now, giving the quiz creator the ability to add explanations that appear on top once the user answers the quiz, providing them with more context for the answer. There is also a new countdown animation for users to see how much time is left.

Telegram boasts an impressive a library of 20000 stickers that are available to its users. However searching for them might be tedious, so Telegram made a sticker directory that contains all the stickers from the last 5 years. Telegram has also added bullseye animated emoji that works similar to the animated dice that was released in the last update.

Android Telegram users will be getting a new Attachment menu in chat where all the sections show at once and users of the macOS Telegram client will have access to the Shared Media folder straight from the redesigned profile pages.

In its 400 million celebration blog post, Telegram noted that there has been a spike in the need for a fast and secure group video chatting service as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Telegram is one of the few instant messaging services that doesn’t support video chatting of any kind, but that might change soon. Telegram has promised to bring its users secure group video calls in 2020 finally.

You can install the Telegram 6.1.0 here from the Play Store and the App Store. Check out the complete change log for the update here.

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10 tips to get the most out of Netflix streaming service

It’s been almost a month under lockdown and yeah, now we know exactly how it feels to be inside the home all-day. Right now, the majority of the people (including me) are figuring out ways to keep them away from this boredom or what the world called ‘Quarantine Blues’.

Due to work pressure or various other commitments, we might have forgotten/procrastinated watching shows, movies, or some cartoons (in my case). However, this is the perfect time to kick back and catch up on all the great content you’ve been missing. 

It’s worth mentioning that, various video streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and recently Disney+ Hotstar have found an opportunity to cater to multiple age groups – young to old, as families stay home all day. 

Recently, the king of all streaming Netflix reported a huge increase in subscribers, thanks to the lockdown. According to the Los Angeles Times, Netflix has gained 15.8 million global subscribers, surging ahead of Wall Street’s expectations of 7.6 million. It now has a total of 183 million customers. 

Furthermore, Netflix generated a net income of $709 million or $1.57 earnings per share in its first quarter, more than double from a year earlier. Revenue during the same period rose from 28% to $5.77 billion.

Have you signed up for Netflix recently? If yes, you are in the right place at the right time. As you know by now, Netflix is available both on desktop and app (Android/iOS). 

With Netflix offering so much content, you need to know how to find what you’re looking for, navigate/control how you watch it all, and many more. Additionally, there are a lot of features and important settings to tweak to make the most out of your monthly Netflix subscription. 

So, instead of just giving you a list of shows to watch while we’re all stuck at home right now, we thought also help you level up your Netflix skills with these pro-tips:

Top 10 lists!

Netflix recently announced that you can now see what’s popular in your country through a special Top 10 row. Sounds so cool, isn’t?  

Did you know that this list is updated every day? Not only that, if you look under the “Series” or “Films” tabs – you will also find a Top 10 list each for TV series and movies, which are also updated daily. This varies depending on the country.

Search by category!

The search function is the most underrated feature! Besides searching for specific show or film titles and genres, you can also search for shows that may have been tagged under specific categories. For example: Watch in one weekend, Anime for Beginners, Retro TV and more. 

Check out ‘More like this’ 

If you enjoyed watching a particular series or movie, you can check out similar ones under the “More Like This” tab under its title page. Clicking on it reveals a list of other shows that Netflix thinks are similar. 

Looking out for more details?

Impressed with the movie /shows? Looking out for show’s creators, cast, genres, and even interesting tags? Good news, you can check this under the “Details” tab of a show. However, this only works on the web interface, what a bummer! 

However, this doesn’t end here! So, if you click on the name of an actor, Netflix will show you all the films on the service that the actor appears in. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, click on the interesting tags under “This show is” which will take you to shows that have been tagged with words like, “Goofy” or “Feel Good”. 

Manage profile!

If you’re not particular about having every profile streaming at the highest quality, you have the choice of controlling it. From Account>Profile & Parental Controls, hit the dropdown on Profile you want, and click ‘Change’ on Playback Settings.

You can set the Data Usage Per Screen to Low or Medium to control how much streaming bandwidth that particular profile consumes. You can also control autoplay next episodes and autoplay previews for your profile on all devices.

Coming soon!

On mobile devices, there is a tab called “Coming Soon” to find out all the shows that are coming soon to Netflix. 

Under this tab, you’ll see the trailer, synopsis and a “Remind Me” bell icon so that you can get a notification when the series or the film premieres on Netflix!

Profile locks for safety!

Are you worried about your kid going into your account, even after creating a kids’ profile? Simply set a 4-digit Profile Lock, so your child is never able to go into your Profile, from any device. To set a lock, go to Account>Profile & Parental Controls, select the Profile to lock, and hit ‘Change’ on Profile Lock. 

Set individual recommendations

As you watch more on Netflix, it recommends you more and more shows you might enjoy. However, this recommendation mostly happens through email, and by default, it goes to the account holder. Well, what if you share the account with friends or relatives? Is there any way? Of course, yes! 

If you’re using different Profiles, you can add a Profile email, so that Netflix can let you know about suggestions for what to watch, new features, etc. To add, go to Account>Profile & Parental Controls, select the Profile, and hit ‘Add’ on Profile Email.

Personalise font color and size according to you!

You can change the color and font size of subtitles to match your eyesight or personal style preference. To do this, head to Your Account and select Subtitle Appearance. You can tweak everything from color and font to the background and shadow appearance.

View history! 

You can see what is being viewed from the kids’ profiles by hitting the drop-down for the profile from “Profile and parental controls”, and selecting “viewing activity”. 

So what you guys think about it? Did we miss anything? Have you picked up any trick or tip while binge-watching it recently? If so, drop it in the comment section below!

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Amazfit X smartwatch with 2.07-inch curved AMOLED screen, ECG tracking to be announced on April 28

Huami teased the Amazfit X concept watch with a curved screen back in August last year in China, and said that the commercial version will be introduced in the first half of 2020. Now the company has finally confirmed that it will be introduced via Indiegogo on April 28th.

The company already confirmed 2.07-inch 92° curved AMOLED screen, which is 244% larger than the other wearable devices with the same screen size, 326ppi pixel density, 100% NTSC color gamut, 430nit screen brightness, 12.5mm ultra-high 3D curved glass, hidden pressure button, all-metal body, three-section motherboard, curved lithium ion battery with up to 7 days of battery life.

Now it has confirmed self-developed algorithm formulates a near-medical ECG tracking with the embedded BioTracker PPG sensor for 24 x 7 heart rate monitoring and different watch faces.

The Amazfit X Indiegogo crowdfunding will open 9AM PST (9:30PM IST) on April 28th. We should know the price and the roll out details in a couple of days.

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realme X2 Pro realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.25 with April Security Patch, New Charging Animation and Bug Fixes]

realme recently launched the realme X2 Pro smartphone in India running ColorOS 6.1 on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update along with all the new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme X2 Pro. realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme X2 Pro, also check out our realme X2 Pro content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme X2 Pro so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

RMX1931EX_11.C.25 Changelog,

Security
● Android security patch: April, 2020

System
● Updated charging animation

Camera
● Fixed occational black face when HDR shooting

Known issue fixed
● Optimized the Bluetooth headset delay while playing PUBG
● Fixed occasional Splashing Screen when Rebooting Phone
● Fixed occasional app crash issue
● Fixed occasionally unable to evoke the voice assistant
● Fixed the microphone icon displays on the status bar after the third-party apps exit

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Noise reveals refreshed visual identity and new logo; teases Noise Shots X5 Pro wireless earbuds

Noise popular for its audio and smart wearables has unveiled its new visual identity and logo, which the company says is a more contemporary look that better reflects the evolution of Noise, its products and its customers. The company has also teased its upcoming Noise Shots X5 Pro truly wireless earbuds that has the new logo. This will be the enhanced version of the Noise Shots X5 Charge and is expected to launch next month.

“The move is part of an extensive branding overhaul, designed to make Noise products, packaging and communications look much more modern and instantly recognizable, with a vivid, high contrast colour palette and a crisp new font with improved legibility,” said the company.

The company recently signed Rohit Sharma and actress Nora Fatehi have also become the first brand ambassadors for Noise.

Gaurav Khatri, Founder, Noise, said:

Our new brand identity is a reflection of the youth, the vibrance and the bold attitudes of our brand and our customers. Our mission has always been to enable access to technology, enhance lives with joyous experiences and empower people to follow their passions. Our new visual language going forward will be much easier for everyone on #TeamNoise to understand as well as identify with.

Founded in 2014, Noise was started when founders Amit and Gaurav Khatri saw the wireless revolution coming; they became one of the first Indian brands to offer truly wireless earphones in the Indian market. Within just 2 years, Noise has become one of the best players in the wireless earphones and smart wearable space in the Indian market. The company has done this with a combination of aggressive pricing, stylish designs and compelling features that Indian consumers are really looking for.
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Samsung extends Galaxy S20 series pre-booking offer redemption in India

Samsung introduced its Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones back in February, and started pre-bookings for these phones soon after along with several launch offers. At that time the company said that the offers can be redeemed till April 30th. Now Samsung has announced that those who have pre-booked Galaxy S20 in India, but have been unable to redeem the offers due to the ongoing lockdown in the country can now collect and activate their smartphone till May 20, 2020.

Pre-booked consumers, who purchase and activate their devices on or before May 20, will be able to redeem the below offers till June 15, 2020.

Upgrade offer

Avail an additional bonus of upto INR 5000 with the upgrade offer on purchase of Galaxy S20,Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra in India.

Galaxy Buds+ offer:

Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ worth INR 11990 at INR 1999 and Galaxy S20 pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ at INR 2999. This offer can be redeemed by June 15.

Samsung Care+ offer:
Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Samsung Care+ benefits worth INR 3999 at INR 1999. This offer can be redeemed by June 15.

Double Data – Telecom offers
Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone to provide double data benefits to Galaxy S20 subscribers.

YouTube Premium offer:
Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra consumers get 4-month subscription for YouTube Premium.

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Redmi Note 9 to be announced in an online event on April 30

Xiaomi has finally confirmed that Redmi Note 9 will be announced in an online event on April 30. The company should also introduce Redmi Note 9 Pro for the global market, hence it says Note 9 series in the invite. The Redmi Note 9 should be the Redmi 10X for China with the model number M2003J15SC. But it is not clear if this will be introduced in China first on April 27th along with the Mi 10 Lite 5G.

Xiaomi also says that it will launch several other products, so we can expect new Router and Mi TV Stick as rumoured earlier. Xiaomi is also said to be planning for Mi Note 10 Lite with Snapdragon 730G, 64MP penta rear cameras for the European market soon.

Redmi Note 9 (Redmi 10X) rumoured specifications

The Redmi Note 9 is expected to come in Sky Blue, Green and White colours. We should know the price of the smartphone when it goes official next Thursday.

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Google Search will now inform the user when the results are not great

It has become a reflex action for many of us to just search Google for something we need to find online, and more often than not Search will deliver. However there are those few times when our search term is not the best path to getting the answer or there may not be an answer at all. To help in these situations, Google has updated Search to show a message to let the user know.

If Search detects that it could not find good enough results for the particular search term(s), Google will now show a message “It looks like there aren’t any great matches for your search”. This will help users quickly know that their search term was not ideal, so that they can choose to not waste any more term surfing the results.

Users can still browse through the search results if they wish to and Google will provide some alternative searches as well as tips on how to better reformulate the query to find the information the user needs. Google is confident that this message won’t show up too often, with their search algorithm being so good. However, when it does happen, they hope it can save the user a bit of time.

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realme smartphones to get new charging animation

realme has been adding new features based on user feedback. The company has added a new charging animation on realme smartphones, which the company says is unique to realme devices. The company says that the new charging animation is inspired by the solar system. “It resembles a spiralling constellation and features three different colours and patterns based on the charging speed (10W, 20W, 30W and 65W).

The new charging animation will roll out to realme smartphones via realme UI OTA update in the future.

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realme 3 Pro realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.05 update with April Android security patch and DocVault ID Feature]

realme launched the realme 3 Pro in the country back in April running ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 3 Pro.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 3 Pro.

Updates rolled out for the realme 3 Pro so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

RMX1851EX_11.C.05 changelogs ,

Security

● Android security patch: April, 2020

Application

● Added DocVault ID feature(India)

Known issue fixed

● Optimized audio quality for third-party apps

● Added arrow to the right of the list of recent location information requests in dark mode

● Fixed the issue that the prompt tone appears every time when the client plays music

● Fixed the issue that the alarm is automatically turned off after being cleared by the background task

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realme 3 and realme 3i realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 C.09 brings new Charging Animation]

realme launched realme 3 smartphone in India back in March last year, later in July it launched realme 3i, a cheaper version. These devices had Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6 out of the box, both the smartphones have already started receiving Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 3 and realme 3i.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 3 (RMX1821 and RMX1825) and realme 3i (RMX1827).

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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Google Meet now open to everyone with Gmail account

It looks like Google is trying to compete with Zoom as it has announced that they will be making their premium video conferencing service, Google Meet, free for anyone with a Gmail account. The service was previously exclusive to G Suite users but now will be rolled out widely to everyone over the coming weeks.

Google heavily advertises the privacy and security measures that Meet follows, which will be important to those users who are worried about Zoom’s recent security vulnerabilities. These include:

Google Meet will have a limit of 60 minutes for free account users, however they will not enforce this limit till September 30th. During this time, G Suite account holders will have free access to Meet’s advanced premium features like dial-in phone numbers, larger meetings, and meeting recording and the ability to live stream for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain.

Google Meet can be accessed from the browser at meet.google.com and from its mobile app, available from the Play Store and the App Store.

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Nokia 125 and new Nokia 150 feature phones surface; could launch soon

HMD Global has been quickly expanding its feature phone line-up lately like the Nokia 5310, Nokia 110, Nokia 2720, and more. On similar lines, the company is set to expand the line-up further with two new feature phones soon, according to new a report.

Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 (2020) are the new feature phones that are said to be announced by HMD Global soon. The OG Nokia 150 was launched back in 2016 and the new Nokia 150 is said to come with improved features. While the details of these feature phones are scarce, it is expected to be powered by KaiOS, VGA cameras, etc.

Nokia 105

The Nokia 125 is said to cost 36 Euro (US$ 39 / Rs. 2945 approx.) and the Nokia 150 is said to cost 42 Euro (US$ 46 / Rs. 3435 approx.). There is no information on the launch date yet, but it is said to be announced soon by HMD Global.

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Nokia 1 Plus gets Android 10 Go Edition update

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 1 Plus  Android Go Edition phone smartphone, which makes it the 14th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 6.2. The phone was introduced at the MWC last year in India last year running Android Pie (Go Edition). This latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more.

The update brings the April 2020 Security Patch alongside new Android 10 features. It is being rolled out in batches in several counties including Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen.

10% of all these approved markets will receive the update first, 50% by May 2nd and on May 4th, 100% of these approved markets will have received Android 10. The batch 2 rollout is expected to be started soon as well.

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Amazfit Bip S with 1.28-inch color touch display, heart rate sensor, GPS, up to 30 days battery life starts rolling out

Huami introduced the Amazfit Bip S at the CES earlier this year after 3 years of the release of the first Bip. Now it has started rolling out the smartwatch in China. It comes with Huami-PAI, which the company calls revolutionary indicator of personal activity. It features a colourful transflective display, 30g ultra lightweight design, 5 ATM water resistance that lets you go swimming, built-in GPS and promises up to 30 days of battery life.

Amazfit Bip S features and specifications

The Amazfit Bip S comes in Orange, Carbon black, White and Pink colours, is priced at 399 yuan (US$ 56 / Rs. 4,245 approx.), is available for order and will go on sale in China from May 8. The company will also sell colourful leather and rubber straps.

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iOS 13.5 beta 3 brings COVID-19 exposure notifications, unlock the phone with passcode while wearing face mask and more

Earlier this month Apple and Google announced a joint effort to enable APIs and operating system-level technology to assist in enabling contact tracing using Bluetooth in the phones. The companies also announced they will release APIs that enable interoperability between Android and iOS devices using apps from public health authorities.

Today Apple has released Beta 3 of iOS 13.5, the first pre-release version of iOS to contain the code needed to run apps built using the exposure notification API. This is opt-in and can be enabled from Privacy Settings. Similarly, Google has delivered its beta Google Play Services update with the exposure notification API and the accompanying SDK privately to select developers who can begin testing using Android Developer Studio.

In addition, the update also brings face mask detection so that FaceID will now detect if you’re wearing a face mask and automatically prompt for a passcode. The update also lets users to disable a feature in FaceTime video calls that allows active speaker grows larger in the asymmetric grid. Once disabled, you’ll have to tap on a person’s feed to make it prominent in the grid.

iOS 13.5 beta also patches two security vulnerabilities that affect the Mail app on the iPhone and the ‌iPad‌. Stable iOS 13.5 roll out is expected sometime in May.

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Apple settles $18 million lawsuit over iPhone 4 FaceTime issue

Apple has agreed to settle a $18 million lawsuit that was filed over 3 years ago over its handling of FaceTime with users having an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 4s. The claimants argued that the company had disabled FaceTime in the older iPhone models as a cost saving measure in 2014.

The issue affected those users who chose to stay on iOS 6 on their iPhone 4 or 4S. Apple had tried to force these users to upgrade to iOS 7 to ensure FaceTime was working. The reason behind this was due to how Apple changed the way FaceTime calls worked. Earlier, FaceTime would use either peer-to-peer connections for FaceTime calls and relay them through a third party server.

They had to stop using peer-to-peer connections due to a patent infringement issue with VirentX. So Apple had to relay all their FaceTime calls through third party servers, which began costing Apple a lot of money. To solve this, Apple introduced a new peer-to-peer connection protocol for FaceTime which was integrated into iOS 7.

There were a small bunch of iPhone 4 and 4s users who refused to move to iOS 7 due to compatibility issues with legacy devices. This meant that they could not use FaceTime as Apple had essentially made it impossible with the new protocol change. Apple fought the lawsuit for nearly 4 years but agreed to settle the case and now members of the class lawsuit will receive a $3 for each claimed device.

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Reliance Jio crediting 2GB per day for 4 days for free

The usage of mobile data has increased lately with people working from home and as a part of a special offer, Reliance Jio credited 2GB daily data free for its users last month. Similarly, the company is now crediting 2GB of daily data to users randomly under ‘Jio Data Pack’ offer.

The free 2GB daily data is valid for 4 days and the company started crediting users account with free data starting April 27th, 2020. It is being credited randomly to users and the offer can be checked under ‘My Plans’ tab in My Jio app. It is to be noted that the validity might vary on the date it was credited to the user.

This additional data is valid on top of the user’s existing data pack. So if a user’s daily data limit is 1.5GB, then with the additional data, the total data limit will be 3.5GB/data. In related news, Vodafone is also offering double data on some of its prepaid plans and hopefully, other operators will also offer additional data to its users soon.

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realme X realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.03 with April Android Security Patch and DocVault ID]

realme launched the realme X smartphone in India back in July running ColorOS 6.0 on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme X.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme X.

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme X so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

RMX1901EX_11_C.01 Changelogs,

Security

● Android security patch: March, 2020

 Settings

● Added screen light effects

 Fixed

● Fixed the probabilistic issue of stuck after upgrade

● Optimized the effect of game audio

● Fixed the probability error of boot animation display

● Fixed the low probabilistic stuck issue while using third-party applications

● Optimized system power consumption

● Fixed low probability stuck issue due to the memory leak of system

● Fixed the probabilistic issue of fingerprint recognition failure

● Fixed the probability issue that photos or screenshots are not displayed after upgrading

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realme X2 realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.07 Fixes Silent Video Playback Issue]

realme launched the realme X2 smartphone running ColorOS 6.1 realme edition on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme X2.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme X2, also check out our realme X2 content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme X2 Pro so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

RMX1992EX_11_C.06 Changelog,

Security

● Android security patch: April, 2020

Known issue fixed

● Fixed the issue of enable error of apk file which transferred by Bluetooth

● Fixed the issue that fail to call out Game Assistant occasionally during game

● Fixed the issue of without restore option in Backup and Restore Assistant

● Fixed the issue of occasional audio silent in PUBG headset mode

● Optimized Face-unlock auto brightness compensation under dim surroundings

● Fixed the issue where front camera shooting appears white line occasionally

● Fixed the issue which deleted pictures automatically restore in album

● Fixed the issue which some app icons appear white border occasionally

● Fixed the issue of sometimes facial data could not be deleted

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Lexar introduces Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 and Multi-Card 2-in-1 Readers

Lexar, a popular company in the storage memory products has introduced two new products; Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader and the Multi-Card 2-in-1 Reader. The 3-1 card reader will support SD, microSD and Compact Flash cards while the 2-1 card reader will support SD/ microSD UHS-II cards.

The Lexar Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader is designed for professionals in the photography/videography space, supporting transfer speeds of up to 312MB/s for SD and microSD UHS-II cards, and up to 160MB/s for CompactFlash cards. Lexar will include a USB 3.1 Type C-to-Type A cable for connecting quickly to a computer.

The Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader works with only SD and microSD cards, designed to be a quick and easy transfer solution between memory cards and a computer or between cards. Similar to the Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader , it supports transfer speeds of up to 312MB/s.

Both the Lexar Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader and Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader will be available starting this month for a price of $29.99  and $19.99 respectively.

Commenting on the launch of the 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader, Joel Boquiren, Senior Director, Global Marketing said:

The Lexar Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader is designed to fulfill the needs of our customers to use at home or wherever their workday takes them. The 3-in-1 Reader supports the three most commonly used memory cards which makes it extremely versatile, and it comes with a USB 3.1 cable to help speed up the workflow.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

HONOR 9A with 6.3-inch 20:9 display, triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, HONOR 9C and HONOR 9S announced

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand has silently announced HONOR 9A, 9C and 9S smartphones in Russia. These phones have an HD+ screen. The HONOR 9A and 9S are powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, while the 9C is powered by Kirin 710A SoC and also comes with a punch-hole screen. The 9A and 9C pack triple rear cameras, while the 9S comes with single camera.

Honor 9A specifications

Honor 9C specifications

Honor 9S specifications

The HONOR 9S comes in Black, Blue and Red colours, is priced at 6990 Ruble (US$ 95 / Rs. 7,180 approx.), HONOR 9A comes in Black, Blue and Green colours, is priced at 10990 Ruble (US$ 150/ Rs. 11,290 approx.) and the HONOR 9C comes in Black and Blue colours and is priced at 12990 Ruble (US$ 177 / Rs. 13,350 approx.) These are already available for order in Russia and will go on sale from May 4th.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

TikTok crosses 2 Billion downloads globally; India tops downloads

TikTok

The entertainment platforms have witnessed a surge lately with people staying at home. TikTok is one such popular short-video sharing service that has now crossed a whopping 2 Billion downloads globally and this comes just 5 months after it crossed 1.5 Billion downloads.

According to a report from Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, TikTok app has been installed more than 315 Million times during Q1 2020 alone. This data is inclusive of the combined downloads in the App Store and Google Play Store, and doesn’t include 3rd party Android store installs.

The report also reveals that India accounts for the most downloads with 611 million lifetime downloads to date which is followed by China with 196.6 million downloads to date. The United States of America is in the 3rd position with 165 million downloads to date.

Furthermore, in the user spending, China has generated US$ 331 million which is followed by the US with US$ 86.5 million and Great Britain with US$ 9 million in revenue. More companies are entering the short-video market and it will be interesting to see the numbers post the launch of ‘YouTube Shorts’ which is said to take on TikTok.

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Q1 2020 Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18.1% YoY, only 24.6 million units shipped: IDC

As the entire mobile devices experience a slow down in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide tablet shipments have taken an extra hard hit as the International Data Corporation (IDC) has reported that shipments have reduced to 24.6 million units which calculates to a decline of 18.1% YoY. Interestingly, the Detachables market saw a growth of 56.8% YoY, thanks to the popularity of iPadOS tablets.

The top 5 companies continue to be Apple, Samsung, HUAWEI, Lenovo and Amazon. Apple maintained its lead at number 1 spot even though it saw an overall decline in shipments of 30.4% YoY, shipping 6.9 million units. Apple did release new models for its iPad Pro series and also released a new Magic Keyboard accessory which helped bring up their shipment numbers.

Samsung saw a growth of 3.9% YoY for Q1 2020, shipping 5 million units. The sales were driven mainly by customers buying Samsung tablets as E-learning devices and to work from home during this quarantine period. Huawei stayed at 3rd position, shipping 3 million units, which is a decline of 8.3% YoY. The company is still struggling to make sales outside of China due to the lack of Google Play Services.

Lenovo went up from 5th place in Q4 2019 to 4th place in Q1 2020, shipping 1.6 million tablets for a growth of 1.9%. Their growth however, was only observed in some regions for Lenovo like Japan, USA, and Western Europe. In 5th place, Amazon’s Fire tablets shipped 1.4 million units for a growth of 6.4%

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Redmi Note 9 Pro with 6.67-inch FHD+ Dotdisplay, Snapdragon 720G, 64MP quad rear cameras, 5020mAh battery announced for global markets

Xiaomi just announced the Redmi Note 9 Pro for the global markets. It was introduced as Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India last month, but there is a slight change in the camera design and it has a 16-megapixel front camera. It packs a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection, is powered by the latest Snapdragon 720G 8nm SoC, packs a 64-megapixel camera with Samsung GW1 sensor, 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide angle lens, 5-megapixel 2cm macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone has pro video mode, kaleidoscope feature and slow motion selfie feature.

It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, glass back with Aurua Balance design and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, packs a 5020mAh battery with 30W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in under 30 minutes. There is also NFC support in the global version.

Redmi Note 9 Pro specifications

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in Tropical Green, Interstellar Grey and Glacier White colours, is priced at $269 (Rs. 20,185 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs $299 (Rs. 22,435 approx.).

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite with 6.47-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 730G, 64MP quad rear cameras, 5260mAh battery announced

Along with the Redmi Note 9 series, Xiaomi also introduced the Mi Note 10 Lite smartphone, as it had promised. It packs a 6.47-inch Full HD+ curved AMOLED display with 3.43mm small chin, is powered by Snapdragon 730G with up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 10 with MIUI 11. It has a 64-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.

It has a 3D glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, NFC, 1cc loud speaker, 3.5mm audio jack with Hi-Res audio support and a 5260mAh (5160mAh minimum) battery with support for 30W fast charging that can charge the phone to 58% in 30 minutes and 100% in 65 minutes.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite specifications

The Mi Note 10 Lite comes in Nebula Purple, Glacier white and Midnight Black colours, is priced at 349 Euros (US$ 379 / Rs. 28,490 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 399 Euros (US$ 433 / Rs. 32,575 approx.). It will roll out globally starting from mid-May.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Redmi Note 9 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5020mAh battery announced

Along with the global launch of Redmi Note 9 Pro the company also introduced the Redmi Note 9 for the global markets, as it had promised. It has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection, is the first smartphone to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 8nm SoC. It features a 48-megapixel primary rear camera, 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide angle lens, 2-megapixel 2cm macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is also a 13-megapixel camera on the front.

It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging with fast charger in the box.

Redmi Note 9 specifications

The Redmi Note 9 comes in Forest Green, Polar White and Midnight Grey colors is priced at $199 (Rs. 14,940 approx.) for the 3GB RAM with 64GB storage and the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs $249 (Rs. 18,690 approx.).

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Xiaomi announces MIUI 12 pilot testing for various devices including Redmi K20 series

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China last week. The devices have started receiving MIUI China Closed Beta update in China, and the builds have been leaked as a result, we brought you MIUI 12 New Features and First look.

As per the schedule shared during the launch, Xiaomi has planned to roll out MIUI 12 (China ROM only) for all the supported devices starting June in three batches, while MIUI 12 Public Beta (China ROM) was scheduled to be rolled out for eligible devices starting May 8. We haven’t heard anything about MIUI 12 Global launch yet but this morning, Xiaomi has officially announced MIUI 12 Pilot program for a few devices.

Xiaomi has a tradition of involving users in MIUI testing for their devices and in case you want to explore new MIUI 12 before everyone else, there is good news for you as Xiaomi is looking for MIUI 12 Pilot testers for various devices, you can apply here (Mi Community India users should apply here) to be a part of the MIUI testing team in case you’re interested. As per the recruitment thread posted on Mi Community, the company is looking for MIUI 12 Pilot testers for the following devices,

The recruitment is open to all users with limited slots, users are also supposed to install an instant messenger Telegram and join the telegram group (Mi Community India users should join this group) to discuss bugs with other testers and team. The deadline for applying for the above-mentioned devices is 18th May (14th May for Mi Community India), the selection of users will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Forza Street for Android and iOS now available globally

Forza Street, a free-to-play racing game is now available for iOS and Android  globally. The game lets you jump into the game for quick, under-a-minute races where you compete to unlock new cars and upgrade parts to grow your car collection.

The game is based in a street racing world with interesting characters, mystery, and intrigue, explored through a narrative driven campaign, weekly Spotlight Events, and limited time Themed Events. There are weekly Rivals events let players take their collections against other players in the community in leaderboard based asynchronous challenges.

As a special launch gift, everyone who plays Forza Street till June 5 2020 will receive a 2017 Ford GT and added in-game credits and gold to help unlock new cars and grow the car collection. Samsung Galaxy users get 2015 Ford Mustang with custom Galaxy paint and Galaxy S20 series users also get a 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 with custom Galaxy paint, in-game credits and gold by downloading Forza Street through the Galaxy Store.

Download Forza Street (Free with in-app purchases) – Android | iOS

Race through the ultimate street racing scene at dizzying speed! Have fun winning the racing car collection of your dreams. Pick an event, choose a lineup of cars from your collection, and start racing for infamy in the first Forza game for mobile.

COLLECT AND UPGRADE ICONIC CARS
Race to collect legendary cars at intense speed – from classic muscle to modern sports and retro supercars – turning your garage into a trophy case of iconic racing cars, with all the fun, attention to graphics detail, and speed Forza is known for.

TRUE CINEMATIC RACING
Streamlined controls focus on the fun – timing your gas, brake, and boost are the keys to victory, as action cams chase the racing adrenaline up close showcasing amazing graphics. It’s a fun, new, and wholly unique way to enjoy Forza.

RACE ON YOUR TERMS
Race your collection of cars anytime, anywhere. Squeeze in a fun, quick one minute race, or dive into immersive story driven events with multiple paths to victory in the cars you love. Forza Street has something fun for you any time you feel like racing at high speed.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Apple schedules virtual WWDC 2020 for June 22

After confirming that its 31st annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in June in a new online format due COVID-19, Apple has announced that the virtual WWDC 2020 conference will begin June 22. Usually it costs US$ 1599 to attend the event, this it will be streamed live through Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for all.

The company would reveal about the future of iOS and OS X at the event, including iOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 updates. WatchOS 7 could bring features like sleep tracking, tachymeter, the ability to share your watch face and more.

The company also announced the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground. Now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 17, student developers from all over the world can submit to the Swift Student Challenge by creating an interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes. Winners will receive an exclusive WWDC20 jacket and pin set.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said:

WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms. We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said:

Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries. As we look forward to WWDC20, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Hero Electronix launches AI-based COVID Guard for Qubo smart camera

As the country is preparing to reduce restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, it has become imperative to ensure homes, workplaces and other environments are in compliance with WHO/ICMR guidelines. To help ensure this, smart devices manufacturer Qubo has launched COVID Guard, which is an AI based solution that notifies a user when someone is not wearing a mask or not following social distancing protocols.

Qubo Q-eye AI platform is capable of detecting and recognising if a person in its video feed is not wearing a mask or is not practising social distancing. In workplaces, the smart camera can then inform the manager who can then take action accordingly. In home, members of the household can be alerted when a delivery executive or essential service personnel are not complying with these protocols too.

Qubo COVID guard will be available in a range of Qubo Smart cameras at an affordable price point of Rs 4000 in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the launch, Nikhil Rajpal, CEO, Hero Electronix, said:

With the changing scenario for businesses, ensuring business continuity while also implementing health and safety compliances will be a challenge most businesses aren’t prepared for. Despite the challenges due to lockdown, COVID Guard features were developed in house by the team working remotely to help businesses to gradually head back to normalcy. Social distancing and wearing masks is the new normal, with COVID-Guard we are leveraging our expertise in developing AI-based solutions to solve a major real-world problem which has become a public health crisis. We believe that with this feature, employers can remain at ease and focus on their businesses while Qubo cameras work round the clock to ensure safety across the work premises.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

MediaTek Helio G85 Octa-Core SoC with 1GHz Mali-G52 MC2 GPU officially announced

MediaTek has officially announced Helio G85 in the ‘G series’, which is an enhanced version of the G80 series which was announced back in February. It is targeted at mid-range gaming smartphones and features MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology to boost the mobile gaming experience. It packs dual ARM Cortex-A75 and hexa Cortex-A55 CPUs with the ARM Mali — G52 2EEMC2 with speeds of up to 1GHz and is based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology. Similar to the G70 and G80, the G85 also lacks dedicated APU, which the Helio G90 series have.

MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology includes:

MediaTek Helio G85 specifications

   Helio G85  Helio G80  Helio G70
Process TSMC 12nm
CPU 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.7GHz
Memory 1x LPDDR3 Up to 933 MHz, up to 4GB, 2x LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz, up to 8GB, eMMC 5.1
Camera 16MP+16MP, 48MP / Dual camera

2X ISP; AI Face ID (Face Unlock), AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction;

Display 2520 x 1080 (Full HD+) at 21:9 60Hz
Video Decode / Video Encode 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC 2K @ 30 fps, 1080P @ 60 fps
Graphics ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 @ 1GHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 @ 950MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 @ 820MHz
Modem Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL, 4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +, DL/UL CA, TAS 2.0, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71
Connectivity Integrated Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0,
GPS + Glonass + Beidou + Galileo, FM radio
Others Intelligent VoW (voice on wakeup)

MediaTek Helio G85 made its debut in Redmi Note 9 smartphone that was introduced last week.

Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless business unit, said:

MediaTek is expanding our Helio G family to give device makers more options in designing smartphones that deliver an elite gaming experience. The Helio G85 delivers a combination of impressive performance, minimal power consumption and a range of other gaming enhancements so users can enjoy fast and smooth gameplay.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Microsoft confirms Windows 10X is coming to single screen devices

In April, Microsoft had confirmed that its dual-screen Surface Neo will not be launching, and along with it came rumours that Microsoft was still developing their Windows 10X operating system. It looks like these rumours have been confirmed to be true as Microsoft is refocussing Windows 10X to work on single-screen devices like laptops.

Windows 10X was initially designed to be a more modern, simplified version of Windows 10 that would work seamlessly on dual touch screen devices. There were improvements made for multi-tasking, the file explorer and even a new feature called container app technology. At the moment, there is no clear explanation of how Microsoft plans to implement Windows 10X for single-screen devices, so we simply have to wait and see.

Another bit of information that we do not know is when exactly is Microsoft planning to release Windows 10X to consumers. With the Surface Neo not releasing anytime this year and the Android-based Surface Duo being delayed by a few months, it is tough to predict Microsoft’s timeline for Windows 10X.

They have refocussed their efforts to single screen devices due to the recent increase in Windows 10 users (thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic), so the most we can assume is that it will arrive soon. Microsoft is expected to discuss Windows 10X in more detail at its upcoming online Build developers conference later this month.

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Apple and Google will ban location tracking in COVID-19 exposure notification apps

Last month Apple and Google announced a joint effort to enable APIs and operating system-level technology to assist in enabling contact tracing using Bluetooth in the phones. The companies also announced they will release APIs that enable interoperability between Android and iOS devices using apps from public health authorities.

Apple recently released Beta 3 of iOS 13.5 with code needed to run apps built using the exposure notification API and Google delivered its beta Google Play Services update with the exposure notification API and the accompanying SDK privately to select developers for testing.

Today both Google and Apple have released sample code, UI screenshots and detailed policies for COVID-19 exposure notification apps and also said that they will be prohibiting location data collection. These companies have also released new policies that any developers working with the API must adhere to in order to get their apps approved for use. These include:

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Xiaomi to launch True Wireless Earphones in India on May 8 alongside Mi 10

Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be launching its True Wireless Earphones in India finally on May 8th. The teaser image shows the Wireless Earphones in the case. Mi AirDots Pro 2 was introduced in China back in September last year and in Europe as Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in March this year. Xiaomi also introduced the Mi AirDots Pro 2s with a similar design, but with improved dual Bluetooth chip for a more stable connection and low latency and wireless charging.

Both these have Bluetooth 5.0 (LDHC/SBC/AAC codes) to connect to Android and iOS devices, 14.2mm drivers, Touch controls for volume and track change, Dual microphones for noise cancellation, voice control, Infrared sensor for intelligent wear detection so it automatically pauses when you remove them, Semi-in-ear design to fit your ear canal, making it comfortable to wear and doesn’t fall off easily and light-weight body. The Mi AirDots Pro 2s offers up to 24 hours battery life compared to 14 hours in the Pro 2 and the standalone battery life of up to 5 hours compared to 4 hours.

It should be priced similar to the realme Buds Air to compete with it. We should know the price when it goes official later this week. Check out our Mi Air Dots Pro 2 unboxing and review here.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Samsung India announces limited period Rs. 4000 e-voucher offer for customers who pre-booked Galaxy S20 series

Samsung introduced its Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones back in February, and started pre-bookings for these phones soon after along with several launch offers. Recently the company extended the pre-booking offer redemption. Today it has announced a limited period e-voucher offer worth Rs. 4000 for customers who pre-booked the Galaxy S20 series. All customers who pre-booked Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra are eligible for the e-voucher offer.

Pre-booked customers who purchase and activate their S20 devices between May 4 to May 20, 2020 are eligible for the e-voucher. These vouchers can be used to purchase any other Galaxy product available on Samsung.com.

Pre-booked consumers will also be able to redeem the following offers till June 15, 2020.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

TECNO Spark 5 with quad rear cameras, Spark 5 Air with dual rear cameras announced

TECNO launched its new Spark Series of smartphones in India last year and almost after 9 months, now the company has announced the successor of the Spark 4 Air – TECNO Spark 5 and Spark 5 Air smartphones in West Africa.

TECNO Spark 5 flaunts a 6.6-inch HD+ Dot-in display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and 90.2% screen-t0-body ratio. It is powered by an unknown 2GHz Octa-Core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a gradient back and features a physical fingerprint scanner.

Coming to the optics, it sports quad rear cameras with a combination of 13MP (primary f/1.8 aperture) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) + “AI” lens and the front-facing camera is an 8MP f/2.0 shooter with dual-LED flash.  It runs on Android 10 based on HiOS 6.1 and lastly, it packs a 5000mAh battery with no mention of fast charging.

TECNO Spark 5 specifications

TECNO Spark 5 Air

TECNO Spark 5 Air, on the other hand, flaunts a 7-inch HD+ Dot Notch display with 88% screen to body ratio and 480 nits brightness. It is powered by an unknown 2GHz Octa-Core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a gradient back and features a physical fingerprint scanner.

Regarding the optics, the Spark 5 Air sports a dual rear camera setup with a combination of 13MP f/1.8 + “AI lens” along with dual-LED flash and the front-facing camera is 8MP unit with dual-LED flash. It comes with features like AI Beauty Mode, Portrait Mode, in-build localized AR Stickers and Wide Selfie Mode. It runs on Android 10 based on HiOS 6.1 and packs aha 5000mAh battery.

TECNO Spark 5 Air specifications

Pricing and Availability

TECNO Spark 5 is priced at 719 Ghanaian Cedi (US$ 124 / Rs. 9377 approx.) and the price of Spark 5 Air is not known yet.

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Spotify begins testing video podcasts for mobile and desktop client

Spotify have become a very popular platform for listening to podcasts anywhere and now the company is looking to extend the feature further. They have begun testing video podcasts on their platform, where creators will be able to upload the video recording of their podcast. The feature is first starting with two YouTube stars – Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar, who  host the show “Zane and Heath: Unfiltered”.

The test will be show for 50% of the podcast’s listeners and for the latest 3 episodes -28,29 and 30. Users won’t see any notification indicating that it contains a video recording, instead, the feature will simply show in the bottom of the podcast’s playback screen. If the user wishes to see it in full screen, they can simply tap the video playback to do so. Spotify will also users to close the app and let the video podcast run in the background.

Spotify is currently only testing the feature and will apparently roll out the feature to more creators quickly. One of its main competitors for this space is YouTube as many podcasters already post their video recording on YouTube for their listeners. It will be interesting to see how the competition fares and if Spotify will succeed against the giant.

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HONOR 9X Pro with 6.59-inch FHD+ display, pop-up camera, Kirin 810 launching in India on soon

Update: HONOR has sent out press invites for the launch of AppGallery, which is the company’s own app store. It also says that there will be a preview of HONOR’s upcoming smartphone HONOR 9X Pro, but it doesn’t confirm the launch.

Earlier: HUAWEI’s HONOR brand launched the 9X Pro smartphone for global markets earlier this year and after 3 months, now the company is all set to launch the HONOR 9X Pro smartphone in India. It comes after the launch of HONOR 9X with Kirin 710 SoC in January.

The tweet posted by HONOR India reads “Whatever you are passionate about, get the speed you need with the Kirin 810. #UpforEXtraordinary” and it is indeed the launch of the HONOR 9X Pro as the company accidentally leaked the name in a tweet which is deleted now. While the launch date is not revealed by the company yet, the IANS report suggests that it will be launched on May 12 and will be available on Flipkart. 

It is said to be priced between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 and come pre-loaded with HUAWEI AppGallery instead of Google Play Services and Play Store. We will know more information on this in the coming days.

To recall, the HONOR 9X Pro flaunts a 6.59-inch FHD+ no-notch LCD screen, is powered by Kirin 810 7nm SoC with GPU Turbo 9.0, 6GB RAM, NINE liquid cooling that can bring down the temperature by up to 5°C, runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMIUI 9.1, but with HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). It has a 48-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, 16-megapixel pop-up front camera, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 4000mAh battery.

HONOR 9X Pro specifications

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MIUI 12 Global launch set for May 19

Xiaomi announced the MIUI 12, the next generation MIUI along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China last week, and also released MIUI China Closed Beta update in China with stable update expected in June. The company also announced MIUI 12 Pilot program for range of devices including the Redmi K20 series in several countries including India. Today the company has revealed that it will be introduced for the global markets on May 19th with a set of clues, so we should know the global roll out details in a couple of weeks.

MIUI 12 brings brand-new Animations, Dark Mode 2.0, and focuses on Privacy and security. MIUI 12 shows all sensitive behaviours of an app and comes with improved Xiaomi ’s AI phone assistant with AI calling. Some features like AI calling which is similar to Google Duplex might not be available for the global ROM. You can check out this article to know about all the MIUI 12 features.

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MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC with support for dual 5G SIM cards, up to 144Hz displays announced

MediaTek just announced Dimensity 1000+, the company’s latest flagship SoC and enhanced version of the Dimensity 1000 that was introduced last year.  It has built-in 5G modem with Carrier Aggregation, dual 5G SIM, and MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave power saving technologies that dynamically adjust the modem’s power configuration and operating frequency according to network conditions and user activities to significantly save power.

It has also supports highest 144Hz refresh rate display, which operates 2.4 times faster per second than an ordinary 60Hz display found on many smartphones. Similar to the Dimensity 1000, this also has HyperEngine 2.0 support, which optimizes the whole smartphone for a more fluid and immersive gaming experience.

Dimensity 1000+ also incorporates MediaTek’s latest MiraVision technologies that is designed to improve per frame picture quality.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ will be available in the market soon, and the first phone will be introduced by iQOO in China soon. Complete specifications should be available soon.

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NFC Forum announces new Wireless Charging Specification for small devices

A new wireless standard called Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) has been announced by the NFC Forum, a group that is responsible for Near Field Communications Tech. With WLC, devices like smartphones and chargers can transfer power and communicate simultaneously with compatible devices.

The power transfer capability with this new specification is rated at up to 1W. While this may feel inadequate in a world of 30W wireless charging from OnePlus and even the standard Qi wireless charging standard being 5W, it is enough to charge low-power IoT devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, wireless earbuds, etc.

At the moment, some premium wireless earbuds have wireless charging capabilities in their cases. Along with this, some flagships smartphones have the reverse wireless charging support too. This has a nice and tiny ecosystem between these two types of devices. However with WLC, the possibilities increase a lot.

Adding the capability to charge small IoT devices can fundamentally change the way they are designed. It creates the possibility of removing plugs and charging cords for these devices, allowing them to be smaller and even completely sealed. Since the specification has only just been released, it will take a while till we see it actually implemented in devices.

Commenting on the launch of the new standard, Koichi Tagawa, chair, NFC Forum said:

The NFC Forum’s Wireless Charging Technical Specification allows for wireless charging of small battery-powered devices like those found in many of the estimated 36 billion IoT devices in use today. NFC wireless charging is truly transformative because it changes the way we design and interact with small, battery-powered devices as the elimination of plugs and cords enables the creation of smaller, hermetically-sealed devices.

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Samsung India Smart Plazas and Smart Cafes reopening in a phased manner

As lockdown restrictions across the country begin to ease, Samsung India has announced that it will be reopening their exclusive brand stores, that is, their Smart Cafes and Smart Plazas in a phased manner. The stores will follow the guidelines for social distancing and sanitization that have been set by the government.

Samsung will be reopening these stores in the districts that have even classified by the government as orange and green zone. Samsung India has also extended the validity of their Smart Club Points to 30th June, 2020 for those customers whose points will expire between March – May 2020.

To ensure strict compliance with safety standards and protocols, they have implemented various measures across all stores. These include:

We can expect more stores and businesses to reopen soon as the lockdown restrictions ease up. It will be crucial for these stores to follow strict guidelines similar to Samsung’s approach to ensure customer and employee safety.

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Vivo Y30 with 6.47-inch Ultra O Screen Display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery announced

Vivo has been expanding its Y-Series lineup of smartphones constantly and on similar lines, now the company has added another smartphone to the Y-Series – Vivo Y30 with quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, and more.

Vivo Y30 flaunts a 6.47-inch HD+ “Ultra O Screen Display” with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels and it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Based on the product images, the back appears to be plastic and it houses a physical fingerprint scanner as well.

Coming to the optics, it sports quad rear cameras which is a combination of 13MP (primary f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (ultra-wide f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP (depth f/2.4 aperture)  + 2MP f/2.4 lens and the front-facing camera is an 8 MP shooter. It runs on Android 10 and packs a 5000mAh battery.

Vivo Y30 specifications

Pricing and Availability

The Vivo Y30 is priced at 899 Malaysian Ringgit (US$ 208 / Rs. 15,810 approx.) and will be available in Malaysia starting May 9th, 2020. There is no information on the availability in other markets yet.

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realme 6 realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: B.27 with April Security Patch, New Charging Animation, Ultra Steady Camera Mode and more]

realme launched the realme 6 in the country earlier this month running Android 10 based realme UI 1.0, check out this post to learn about realme UI features in details. realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 6 (RMX2001), also check out our realme 6 content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme 6 so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

realme 6 comes in Comet Blue and Comet White colors and goes on sale on Flipkart and realme.com.

Pricing

RMX2001_11_B.27 changelog,

Security
● Android security patch: April, 2020

System
● Fixed the issue that the game space is not effective in some scenarios
● Updated VOOC charging animation
Camera
● Added Ultra Steady feature
● Optimized the front camera resolution in some scenarios
● Optimized the video call resolution in some scenarios

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NoiseFit Endure with 1.28-inch display, IP68 water-resistance, up to 20 days battery life launched starting at Rs. 3999

Noise, popular for its wearables has launched NoiseFit Endure, the company’s latest ruggedized smartwatch with bezel made from hardened stainless steel. It has a classic, round form factor, comes with LCD screen and support for 100 Cloud-based watchfaces. It has IP68 ratings for water resistance, has 9 sports modes for fitness tracking along with health stats like heart rate, calories, steps and more.

Noise says that health and fitness data can be easily accessed with the Da-Fit smartphone app on iOS and Android. It also offers notifications, alarms, music & camera remote control and more. It promises up to 20 days of battery life.

NoiseFit Endure features and specifications

The NoiseFit Endure comes in Classic Black, Tan Brown, Charcoal Black, and Teal Green colours with fused leather or silicone watch straps and is priced at Rs. 3999 for the silicone strap and Rs. 4499 for the leather strap vresions. It will be available for order on gonoise.com starting today by paying Rs. 500 and remaining amount on 14th May. Those who pre-book will get Rs. 1000 off on the launch day. It will soon be available on other online stores and select retail stores.

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HUAWEI MatePad T8 with 8-inch display, 5100mAh battery announced

Following the launch of the HUAWEI MatePad 10.4-inch alongside the Nova 7 Series, the company has now added another model to the MatePad lineup – HUAWEI MatePad T8. It sports an 8-inch display, 5100mAh battery, runs on Android 10, and more.

HUAWEI MatePad T8 flaunts a large 8-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels and 80% screen-to-body ratio. It sports a curved-edge metal body and is powered by the Octa-core MediaTek MT8768 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB with microSD.

Coming to the optics, it sports a 5MP autofocus rear camera and a 2MP front camera. It runs on EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10 and packs a 5100mAh battery with support for 5W charging through a micro USB port and HUAWEI says that it offers 12 hours of local video playback and 12 hours of browsing web pages.

HUAWEI MatePad T8 specifications 

Pricing and Availability

The HUAWEI MediaPad T8 is priced at 500 Romanian Leu (US$ 112 / Rs. 8500 approx.) and will be available later this month in Romania. There is no word on the availability in other markets, including India yet.

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POCO Global launch set for May 12, POCO F2 Pro expected

POCO recently sent out media invites for a global launch event on May 12th in Spain, after the launch of POCO F1. Now it has confirmed that the event will start at 2PM CEST (5:30PM IST) on Tuesday. Google Play’s list of supported devices already revealed that the Redmi K30 Pro and upcoming POCO F2 Pro share the same “lmi” code name, so the POCO F2 Pro should be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro for the global markets.

To remind you, the Redmi K30 Pro, which was introduced in China back in March packs a 6.67-inch FHD+ E3 Super AMOLED screen from Samsung with 60Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, is powered by Snapdragon 865, 5G SA/NSA support with  Snapdragon X55 Modem, has 3435mm² VC liquid-cooled heat sink, Game Turbo 3.0, 4D vibration when playing games, runs Android 10 with MIUI 11, comes with 3D glass back with AG technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, NFC, Hi-Res audio support and a 4700mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

The phone has a 64MP Sony IMX686 1/1.7″ sensor, four-axis OIS, 13-megapixel 123° ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It comes in normal and Zoom Edition, and the only change in the zoom version is the presence of 8MP telephoto lens for up to 30x zoom, while the normal edition has a 5MP telephoto macro lens. It is not clear if the POCO F2 Pro will be the normal or zoom Edition of the K30 Pro.

POCO is also said to be working on POCO F2 and the POCO M2 Pro, but these are not expected to be launched at the event next week.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z will go on sale in India from May 10 for Rs. 1999

OnePlus at its flagship OnePlus 8 series launch event introduced its new Bullets Wireless Z Bluetooth headphones. Later it also confirmed the price as Rs. 1999 in India, which is much cheaper compared to the US and added that it will be available from May. Today the company has confirmed that it will go on early access sale on Amazon.in and oneplus.in starting 12 am on 10th May. Starting 11th May, it will be made available across all offline and online channels including Flipkart.

“This is the first time ever that a OnePlus product will be available on Flipkart.com starting 12:00 am on 11th May owing to a new partnership with the e-commerce platform,” said the company.

To remind you, the Bullets Wireless Z has Quick Pair, for a convenient and easy pairing experience, Quick Switch, to seamlessly switch between two paired devices, and signature Magnetic Control, that lets you start your music by simply separating the two earbuds. It has sweat and water-resistant design and comes with 110ms Low Latency Mode.

It has a neck-band design with power button on the neck band and has in-line volume, music / call controls. With a quick 10-minute charge, it promises music playback for up to 10 hours, while a full charge provides up to 20 hours of battery life. It comes in lack, blue, mint and oat colours.

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Google Lens update brings “Copy to computer”, text translation and quick concept search

Over the years, Google Lens has become much better at using their AI to recognise text and images from a smartphone camera and provide contextual information. Today they released a new update that brings three new features; the ability to quickly copy text to a computer, text translation and pronunciation, and the ability to quickly look up concepts.

The first feature in this update is pretty impressive and handy. Using Google Lens, a user can copy text from handwritten notes straight onto a computer. To do this, once a user clicks a photo of their notes, they can select the text they wish to copy and Lens will provide the option to copy it after recognising the text. The copied text can be pasted onto any Chrome browser in which the user is signed into.

The second feature is helpful for all those who are trying to learn a new language during the pandemic lockdown. If the user points Lens at a text in a language other than English, it will automatically translate the text and offer to pronounce any selected text so that the user may learn how to say it. This feature is supported for 100+ languages including Spanish, Chinese, etc.

The third feature in this update is a minor one but helpful nonetheless. If a user finds a word or phrase that they don’t understand, clicking a photo of it with Google Lens will bring up quick in-line Google Search results, where the user can get more information on the topic.

All of these features will be available for Android users and iOS user from today, except Listen which will come to iOS later. Google Lens is available on the Play Store for Android and in the iOS Google App on the App Store.

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Samsung India partners with Benow to let customers buy Galaxy Smartphones online from local stores

Samsung India has announced a partnership with Benow, a company that is known for its Online-to-offline (O2O) initiatives, to bring Samsung offline dealers to the online market space. This will enable customers to directly buy Galaxy Smartphones from the local dealers with the comfort of buying at home.

With Benow’s app, a Samsung dealer can quickly register his/her store to bring online to their store. Dealers would be required to create a catalogue of all the smartphones available at their store, which can also be edited later as new models arrive.

Customers can browse the catalogue through a link provided by the dealer and select to order a smartphone of their choice. The dealer will get notified and can contact the customer to finalise the purchase. Payment methods offered via this platform include cash on delivery, credit card, debit card, easy EMI, etc., after which the dealer will be responsible to deliver the product to the customer.

With the pandemic making many customers hesitant to go out and buy smartphones and other gadgets, brining offline local stores online is a great idea. Customers also tend to trust their local dealers more when compared to buying from retail giants like Amazon and Flipkart.

Commenting on the partnership, Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India said:

At Samsung, the consumer is at the core of everything we do. Our partnership with Benow is part of our broader online to offline (O2O) strategy and is aimed to provide benefits of both offline and online platforms to the consumer. With this new platform, our consumers will be able to browse, select, order, pay and receive their Galaxy smartphone from the comfort of their homes. This will ensure that our consumers don’t have to step out to a physical store at a time when Social Distancing is the new normal. At the same time, the new platform enables thousands of physical retailers to connect with local customers online.

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Mi Box 4K HDR Android TV box with voice remote launched in India for Rs. 3499

Xiaomi just launched Mi Box 4K the company’s latest 4K Android TV, as it had promised. It runs Android TV 9.0 and comes with built-in Chromecast that lets you stream 4K content, has data saver feature. It also comes with Mi Voice Remote with Netflix and Prime video shortcuts and Assistant button for easy voice search. Since it comes with Google Play, you can download apps and games easily.

Xiaomi Mi Box 4K specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Box 4K cmomes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 3499 and will be available from May 11th at 2PM on Flipkart, mi.com, Mi Home and Mi Studio.

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Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 launched in India for Rs. 4499

Along with the new Mi 10, Xiaomi also introduced the Mi True Wireless Earphones  2, which is the global version of the Mi AirDots Pro 2 which was introduced in China back in September last year and saw a global launch in May. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and LDHC Hi-Res audio codec, smart voice controls, dual microphones for ENC, which is environmental noise cancellation. It also has 14.2mm drivers for better audio output. It automatically connects with the phone running MIUI when you open the case and pick up the earphones.

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 specifications

The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 comes in White colour, is priced at Rs. 4499, but it will be available for Rs. 3999 from 12th to 17th May. It will be available from 12th May on Amazon.in, mi.com and Mi Home stores.

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HONOR 9X Pro with 6.59-inch FHD+ display, pop-up camera, Kirin 810 launching in India on May 12

Update, 9th May 2020 – HONOR has confirmed that the HONOR 9X Pro smartphone is launching in India on May 12th, 2020.

Earlier:HONOR has sent out invites for the launch of AppGallery, which is the company’s own app store. It also says that there will be a preview of HONOR’s upcoming smartphone HONOR 9X Pro, but it doesn’t confirm the launch.

Earlier: HUAWEI’s HONOR brand launched the 9X Pro smartphone for global markets earlier this year and after 3 months, now the company is all set to launch the HONOR 9X Pro smartphone in India. It comes after the launch of HONOR 9X with Kirin 710 SoC in January.

The tweet posted by HONOR India reads “Whatever you are passionate about, get the speed you need with the Kirin 810. #UpforEXtraordinary” and it is indeed the launch of the HONOR 9X Pro as the company accidentally leaked the name in a tweet which is deleted now. While the launch date is not revealed by the company yet, the IANS report suggests that it will be launched on May 12 and will be available on Flipkart. 

It is said to be priced between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 and come pre-loaded with HUAWEI AppGallery instead of Google Play Services and Play Store. We will know more information on this in the coming days.

To recall, the HONOR 9X Pro flaunts a 6.59-inch FHD+ no-notch LCD screen, is powered by Kirin 810 7nm SoC with GPU Turbo 9.0, 6GB RAM, NINE liquid cooling that can bring down the temperature by up to 5°C, runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMIUI 9.1, but with HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). It has a 48-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, 16-megapixel pop-up front camera, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 4000mAh battery.

HONOR 9X Pro specifications

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Marc Levoy, man behind computational photography in Google Pixel devices quits

Best Android smartphone for photography? Well, if you thought of Pixel by any chance, you are right. Credits go to Marc Levoy, the man behind the computational photography powering Pixel smartphones. He literally changed the game for Pixel series in terms of what we can expect out of smartphone cameras.

According to the latest report, Marc Levoy has left the company in March. It’s worth mentioning that Levoy is responsible for developing some of the best features in the Google Camera app including HDR+, Portrait Mode, and Night Sight. 

On the other hand, Mario Queiroz, Pixel general manager also left in January to join Palo Alto Networks. However, Queiroz had been moved off from the Pixel team a couple of months before the launch of the Pixel 4. 

Notably, Marc Levoy met Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a grad student at Stanford, where he led projects that eventually became Street View for Google Maps. Levoy joined Google full-time in 2014 and headed the development of camera technology for Pixel phones. 

Moreover, the report also shed some light that the reason behind the sudden exit of Marc Levoy could be due to the poor sales record of the Pixel 4 series. 

In this regard, Google’s hardware lead, Rick Osterloh told the Pixel team about the issues he had with the device prior to the launch.

“At a hardware team all-hands meeting in the fall, ahead of the October launch in New York, Osterloh informed staff about his own misgivings. He told them he did not agree with some of the decisions made about the phone, according to two people who were present at the meeting. In particular, he was disappointed in its battery power.”

As per the reports, the Pixel 4 series didn’t sell as well as its predecessor Pixel 3 series. According to the IDC estimates, Google sold just 2 million Pixel 4 devices in the first two quarters, compared to 3.5 million Pixel 3 phones and nearly 3 million Pixel 3A phones.

Moving on, Google has scheduled an online event on June 3rd to launch the Android 11 public beta. If the rumors turn out to be true, the Pixel 4a might be introduced alongside as well.

Google Pixel 4a rumoured specifications

Will Google be able to develop impressive cameras post-Levoy’s departure? Do let us know your thought below!

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OnePlus 8 Series sale date revealed in India

A few weeks back, OnePlus launched the much-awaited OnePlus 8 series – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in the Indian market starting at Rs. 41,999 and Rs. 54,999 respectively. However, at that time, the sale date was not confirmed due to extended lockdown and other uncertainties. 

Finally, OnePlus announced in a community post that both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will go on the first sale in India starting from May 29 onwards across Amazon and retail stores. OnePlus revealed this news through Red Cable Club.

For the first time, OnePlus is launching the limited edition Pop Up Bundle for both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro devices, which will include the device along with a pair of Bullets Wireless Z (Black) earphones, a Cyan Bumper Case and a Karbon Bumper Case at just Rs 1000 above the retail price of the OnePlus 8 Series 5G device.

The pop-up bundle will open up for an exclusive sale for Red Cable Club members on 28 May 2020, starting at Rs 45,999.

OnePlus 8 Series 5G Launch offers:

And here are some exclusive offers that you can look forward to:

To refresh your memories, here’re the specifications of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: 

OnePlus 8 specifications

OnePlus 8 Pro specifications

OnePlus 8 series pricing

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Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A Dual get a price hike again in India

The recent GST Rate Hike on smartphones increased the prices of various phones including Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphones. After more than a month since the hike, now, three of the Redmi smartphones – Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8A Dual, and Redmi 8 have received a price hike again in India.

Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB model is now selling for Rs. 11,499, against its previous selling price of Rs. 10,999. Before the GST Rate Hike, the smartphone had received a Rs. 500 price cut. This means, the price of the Redmi Note 8 (4GB + 64GB) has increased by Rs. 500 from the previous selling price. However, there is no change in the price of the 6GB + 128GB model.

Similarly, the prices of Redmi 8A Dual and Redmi 8 have been increased as well. The Redmi 8 4GB + 64GB model is now selling at Rs. 9299 which is a Rs. 300 hike from its previous selling of Rs. 8999. Lastly, the Redmi 8A Dual 2GB + 32GB model is now selling at Rs. 7299 which is a Rs. 300 hike from its previous selling of Rs. 6999. There is no change in the price of the 3GB + 32GB model.

Smartphone Launch Price Price after GST Hike New Price Price Hike
Redmi Note 8 (4+64GB) Rs. 9999 Rs.10,999 Rs. 11,499 Rs. 500
Redmi 8 (4+64GB) Rs. 7999 Rs. 8999 Rs. 9299 Rs. 300
Redmi 8A Dual (2+32GB) Rs. 6499 Rs. 6999 Rs. 7299 Rs. 300

The revised price is reflecting on Mi.com, Flipkart, Amazon.in, and is soon expected to be revised in offline stores as well.

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Moto E7 specifications and design render surface

Motorola surprised everyone last month with the launch of their flagship Motorola Edge+. While it did create a lot of buzz within the smartphone community, Motorola did not forget their core offerings in the budget market. New leaks have now surfaced detailing the specs and design of Motorola’s upcoming Moto E7, which will succeed the Moto E6s.

The leak was spotted after the device appeared on both the Google Play Console’s Device Catalog and the Android Enterprise Recommended’s device list. According to the posting, the device is said to feature:

The new device will have 6 model numbers: XT2052-1, XT2052-2, XT2052-2PP, XT2052-5, XT2052-6, XT2052-DL and will be available in North America first. The design of the device is like every standard Motorola design till date, with waterdrop notch and slim bezels. There is no information on pricing yet nor is there any information on its release date.

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Nokia 3.1 Plus Android 10 update starts rolling out

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone, which makes it the 15th Nokia phone to get the update after the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 6.2. The phone was launched back in October 2018 running Oreo and got the Android Pie update in February this year. The latest update brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as Dark Theme, Focus mode, dedicated ‘Privacy section’, and more.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus Android 10 update v3.15H is 1.24GB in size and brings the April 2020 Security Patch alongside new Android 10 features.

The update is being rolled out in batches in several counties including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. 10% of all these approved markets will receive the update first, 50% by May 16th and by May 18th, 100% of these approved markets will have received Android 10.

What’s New

  • Dark Mode — Take it wasy on your eyes
  • Smart reply — Save more time with recommended aactions
  • Gesture navigation — Get around with a swipe and a pull
  • Additional controls for privacy and location
  • Google Security Patch (2020-04)

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Instagram introduces three new tools to fight online bullying

Cyberbullying in social media is an issue that many users, both young and old face these days. Instagram is making an effort to curb this by introducing more tools and controls for users in regard to their privacy and their post’s comments.

One of the first tools gives users the ability to manage multiple unwanted interactions like comments at once. This can help people with larger followings to maintain a positive environment in the post and also block/restrict negative accounts.

On iOS, users can simply tap a comment and the three dot button to access a menu. From here, users can tap on “Manage Comments” and choose up to 25 comments to delete at once. There will also be an option to block or restrict accounts in bulk in “More Options”. Android users can access the same menu by long pressing a comment.

The second tool that Instagram is adding is the ability to pin comments to the top, typically a positive comment, to highlight it. Users can choose a select number of comments and pin it to the top to encourage more positive interactions for their post.

The last tool that Instagram added gives users more control with who can tag them in comment, caption or Story. In the Setting->Privacy, users will be able to choose from three options for tagging:

These new tools will be available for everyone to use from today. Instagram is available for download on the Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS.

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MIUI 12 Global online launch event set for May 19

Update – May 13, 2020: Xiaomi has finally confirmed that MIUI 12 global online launch event will happen on May 19th and will start at 2PM CEST (5:30PM IST).

Earlier – May 7, 2020: Xiaomi announced the MIUI 12, the next generation MIUI along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China last week, and also released MIUI China Closed Beta update in China with stable update expected in June. The company also announced MIUI 12 Pilot program for range of devices including the Redmi K20 series in several countries including India. Today the company has revealed that it will be introduced for the global markets on May 19th with a set of clues, so we should know the global roll out details in a couple of weeks.

MIUI 12 brings brand-new Animations, Dark Mode 2.0, and focuses on Privacy and security. MIUI 12 shows all sensitive behaviours of an app and comes with improved Xiaomi ’s AI phone assistant with AI calling. Some features like AI calling which is similar to Google Duplex might not be available for the global ROM. You can check out this article to know about all the MIUI 12 features.

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Google testing Emoji Reactions in its RCS-based Messages Beta app

Google has been discovered to be testing a new feature for their RCS-based Google Messages app that will help it better compete with Apple’s iMessage. The feature lets users send emoji reactions to text messages, which is a feature that has been present in iMessage for ages.

The feature was spotted earlier in an app teardown but there was no clear way to activate the feature. However, two reddit users, u/rwinftw and /u/radtheoristmango, has posted screenshots of the feature working on their smartphones running the latest Messages Beta app. Other users have also since confirmed having the features.

As seen in the screenshots above, users will be able to react to a message in the chat thread with an emoji. Selecting an emoji can be done by long pressing a chat message, after which a list of reactions will show to be selected.

The feature appears to only work when both the sender and recipient have RCS enabled on their Messages app. SMS-only conversations will not have this feature visible to it. It also doesn’t appear to be working on the Messages Web client either.

At the moment, Google is testing the feature on random devices via the Google Messages Beta app using a server-side test/flag, with no clear way to force enable available. There is no information as to when we can expect a wide rollout of the feature either. To become a beta tester for Google Messages, click here.

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OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro with 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 865 launching in India soon

OPPO introduced its flagship Find X2 and Find X2 Pro 5G smartphones back in March this year and soon it rolled out in China and Europe. Almost after 2 months of the announcement, OPPO is launching the Find X2 Series soon in India.

OPPO has started teasing the launch on its social channels. Amazon India has a dedicated landing page for the Find X2 Series launch that reads “OPPO Find X2 Series Coming Soon”. The landing page of the Find X2 Series (OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro) shows the smartphone in full glory along with the highlights like the 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 865, etc. Although the page mentions “Find X2 Series”, we can expect the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro to launch here for now and the Find X2 Lite could launch later.

To recall, the OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro flaunt a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, feature 2.98mm chin, and just 2.2mm bezel on the top. The phones feature a 32-megapixel camera on the front inside a 3.84mm punch hole and the screen is curved 67.8°. The Find X2 series are powered by Snapdragon 865 with 5G support and has triple thermal dissipation that uses thermal conductive gel, vapour chamber liquid cooling and multilayer graphite.

These have 48-megapixel main camera with Sony sensor. The Find X2 has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 3cm macro mode and a 13-megapixel pixel telephoto camera for 5x hybrid optical zoom and up to 20x digital, while the Find X2 Pro has a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 3cm macro and a 13-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with up to 10x hybrid zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. The Find X2 has a 4200mAh battery and the X2 Pro has a 4260mAh battery, both with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 super flash charge fast charging that can charge the phone fully in 35 minutes.

OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro specifications

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PUBG Mobile Lite 0.17.0 update brings Payload mode, fresh winner pass and more

Tencent Games has rolled out the new PUBG Mobile Lite 0.17.0 update bringing in several new features including modes, map changes, weapons, and vehicles. This version is now available free on Google Play in several regions of South Asia, Africa, and East Europe.

One of the biggest highlights of the new update is Payload Mode, where players can play solo or in teams of up to four to duke it out in the fast-paced tactical competition. 

Also, the mode introduces multiple new features including the all-new Grenade Launcher, Surface-to-Air Missile, and other Super Weapons. Now, Payload Mode offers two new powerful vehicles, the armoured and amphibious BRDM-2 tank, and Helicopter as well. 

PUBG Mobile Lite 0.17.0 update – New features

The PUBG Mobile Lite 0.17.0 update will roll out starting today through Google Play.

For the uninitiated, Tencent Games, last year released the lite version of its PUBG Mobile in the country – PUBG Mobile Lite in India keeping in the mind the lower-end smartphones. The lighter version boasts a smaller download size and supports more mobile devices with less RAM without compromising the gameplay experience. 

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Samsung Galaxy A Quantum world’s first 5G smartphone with quantum security chip announced

Samsung has announced Galaxy A Quantum in partnership with SK Telecom in South Korea. This is world’s first 5G smartphone with quantum random number generation (QRNG) chipset. It shares similar specifications as the Galaxy A71 5G  that includes a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED Infinity-O Display, Exynos 980, 8GB RAM, 64MP quad rear cameras, 32MP front camera and a 4500mAh battery with 25W super fast charging.

The world’s smallest (2.5 x 2.5 mm) quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset S2Q000 developed by SK Telecom’s Switzerland-based subsidiary ID Quantique in ‘Galaxy A Quantum’ helps smartphone users safely use services such as SK Pay, T ID login, and Initial by generating unpredictable and patternless pure random numbers based on quantum crypto technology.  This creates strong keys that are not biased and cannot be predicted. Inside the chipset, a CMOS image sensor detects the light (photons) emitted by the LED light source.

SK Telecom said that it plans to expand the quantum security to more services in the future. It also plans to share open APIs on SK Open API website and support technology development for developers. In addition, it plans to continuously expand quantum security-based services and create new business opportunities in various areas such as 5G network, IoT, autonomous driving, and cloud.

“With the advent of quantum computers that threaten existing security systems, the importance of quantum security technologies to protect them is also increasing. The technology competition between spears (quantum computers) and shields (quantum security) utilizing both characteristics is accelerating,” said SK Telecom.

SK Telecom has invested in the Quantum Key Distributor (QKD) and Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) by investing in the quantum security industry since 2011.

Galaxy A Quantum specifications

The Galaxy A Quantum comes in Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Sliver and Prism Cube Blue colors, is priced at 649,000 won (US$527 / Rs. 39,860 approx.) and will go on sale in South Korea through SK Telecom from May 22 with pre-orders starting today, May 15th.

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Redmi Note 10 5G with 6.57-inch FHD+ OLED screen, up to 8GB RAM, 48MP triple rear cameras certified

A new Redmi 5G smartphone with the model number M2004J7AC has been certified by TENAA in China. Based on earlier rumors, this could be released as Redmi Note 10 in China. This reveals a 6.57-inch FHD+ OLED screen, up to 8GB of RAM, 48MP triple rear cameras, 16MP front camera and a 4500mAh battery. 3C certification already confirmed 22.5W fast charging support for the phone. The design of the smartphone is similar to the Redmi Note 9 series on the back, but on the front it has a waterdrop notch compared to punch-hole.

Redmi Note 10 5G rumoured specifications

Powered by new MediaTek Dimensity SoC?

Earlier rumors said that the Redmi Note 10 5G will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800, but the phone that has been certified reveals that the processor is clocked at 2.6GHz while the maximum clock speed for the Dimensity 800 2GHz. MediaTek recently announced that it will introduce a new Dimensity chip at an event on May 18th in China, and this is rumored to be Dimensity 820.

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G with the model number M2004J7BC is also said to be on the works. It already got 3C certification that revealed 33w fast charging for the phone. This should also come with better cameras compared to the Note 10. We should know more details in the coming weeks since the phones are said to be introduced sometime later this month.

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realme C2 ColorOS Software Update Tracker [Update: A.25 with May Android security patch]

realme launched the realme C2 along with realme 3 Pro in the country back in April running ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). The device will receive Android 10 based realme UI update in next couple of months. realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of ColorOS updates for realme C2, ColorOS updates rolled out for the realme C2 so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Check out RMX1941EX_11.A.25  changelog below,

Security
● Android security patch: May, 2020

System
● Fixed some known issues and improve system stability

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch users can get the Mi Box 4K for Rs. 2499 – Here’s how to claim it

Xiaomi launched the Mi Box 4K HDR Android TV Box in India recently alongside the Mi 10 5G. It went on sale earlier this week on Flipkart, mi.com and Mi Home stores for Rs. 3499, and just 5 days after launch,  Xiaomi India is now offering extra Rs. 1000 discount on the Mi Box 4K for existing Mi TV 4 55-inch users.

Existing users of the Mi TV 4 55-inch looking to purchase a Mi Box 4K need to fill in details such as Name, Email, Mobile number, TV Serial number, and Platform purchased (Mi Home, Mi.com, Amazon, Flipkart or any other offline retailer) on Xiaomi India’s website to get a unique Rs. 1000 off coupon for the purchase of Mi Box 4K. The details will be validated by the company and once it is deemed valid, users will receive an email with a unique coupon code, equivalent to a Rs. 1000 discount on purchase of a Mi Box 4K Android TV Box.

The offer is valid from 15th May to 25th May, 2020, can be claimed only once, and Mi TV users should have a valid mi.com account in order avail the offer. The Android TV update cannot be made available for the Mi TV 4 55-inch and so at the price of Rs. 2499, the Mi Box 4K seems to be a good deal for existing Mi TV 4 55-inch users.

In a statement Xiaomi said:

At Xiaomi, our endeavor is to provide the best Smart TV experience to all our Mi Fans, and we are constantly working on improving it. While we have pushed the latest Android TV update to over 3 Million devices, we regret to inform that android updates cannot be made available to Mi TV 4 55. Because of the custom chip used in the device on account of its unique design which does not support the requirement for Android TV codecs.

In lieu of the same, we are offering a discount of Rs 1000 on our newly launched Mi Box 4K to all our existing Mi TV 4 55″ customers. Mi Box 4K is a promising solution that offers exciting features such as Android TV experience, Google Assistant and Chromecast Built-in and much more.

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Dell launches new 15-inch and 17-inch XPS laptops with 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs and up to RTX 2060 Max Q GPUs

Dell has updated their popular XPS lineup of laptops, specifically the 15-inch model and also introduced a new 17 model this time. The laptops feature significant upgrades over the previous models, like 4-way bezel displays, larger track pad, better keyboards, better thermals with vapour chamber cooling and more.

The specifications of the new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 are as follows:

Model XPS 15 XPS 17
CPU Intel Core i5-10300H – 4C/8T 4.5 GHz
Intel Core i7-10750H – 6C/12T 5.0 GHz
Intel Core i7-10875H – 8C/16T 5.1 GHz
Intel Core i9-10885H – 8C/16T 5.3 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti 4GB NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti 4GB
NVIDIA RTX 2060 6GB
RAM 8-64 GB DDR4-2933 (2 SO-DIMM)
Storage 256 GB to 2 TB PCIe SSD
Display 15.6-inch 1920×1200 60 Hz
500 nits 1650:1 contrast sRGB3840x2400 60 Hz Touch
500 nits 1600:1 contrast HDR 400
100% Adobe RBG 94% P3
17.3-inch 1920×1200 60 Hz
500 nits 1650:1 contrast sRGB3840x2400 60 Hz Touch
500 nits 1600:1 contrast HDR 400
100% Adobe RBG 94% P3
Audio Waves Maxx Audio, Waves Nx 3D Audio
Quad-Speaker – 1.5W x 2 Tweeter, 2.5W x 2 Woofer
Ports 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB Type-C 3.1
SD Card Reader
4 x Thunderbolt 3
SD Card Slot
Networking Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Battery 56 Wh / 86 Wh
USB Type-C 90W to 130W charger
56 Wh / 97 Wh
USB Type-C 90W to 130W charger
Dimensions 345 x 230 x 18 mm
13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71 inches
374 x 248 x 19.5 mm
14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77 inches
Weight 1.83 to 2.05 kg
4 to 4.5 lbs
2.11 to 2.51 kg
4.65 to 5.53 lbs
Starting Price: $1,299.99 (Approx. Rs. 98,219) $1,499.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,13,330)

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Samsung Galaxy A21s with 6.5-inch Infinity-O display, Exynos 850, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery surfaces

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy A21 smartphone with Infinity-O display alongside the Galaxy A11. The upgraded version of the Galaxy A20 is already in works and now, renders of the upcoming Galaxy A20s have surfaced along with key specifications.

The Galaxy A21s is said to flaunt a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O (720 x 1600 pixels) PLS TFT display and is said to be Samsung’s implementation of an IPS-like panel. Coming to the SoC, this time, it is said to be powered by the new 2GHz Octa-Core Exynos 850 (no 5G support) paired with 3GB RAM and up to 64GB expandable storage.

Furthermore, it is said to sport quad cameras at the back with a combination of 48MP f/2.0 primary + 8MP f/2.0 ultra-wide and the other two lenses should be a depth and a macro. The front-facing camera is said to be a 13MP f/2.0 shooter housed inside a hole-punch. Lastly, it is said to pack a 5000mAh battery and weigh 191 grams.

The report also suggests that the Galaxy A21s will be priced starting at 199 euros (US$ 214 / Rs. 16,222 approx.) and is expected to be available by the end of this month.

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Samsung announces PM9A3 NVMe SSDs with E1.S form-factor

Targeting next generation data centre storage, Samsung Electronics has announced their PM9A3 NVMe SSDs that uses the SNIA-based E1.S form factor with full PCIe Gen 4 support. It will supports read speeds up to 3200MB/s, random writes of 180,000 IOPs and more.

The E1.S form-factor contains many of the benefits of a 2.5-inch U.2 SSDs, with its three-bit V-NAND storage technology, in a design that’s ideal for 1U server storage. The form-factor will allow hardware engineers to increase the density of SSD’s per server. Capacities for the drives will start from 960 GB and go all the way to 7.68 TB.

Commenting on the launch, Jongyoul Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Memory Software Development Team said:

Offering the most 1U server-optimised form-factor, the PM9A3 will improve space utilisation, add PCIe Gen-4 speeds, enable increased capacity and more. We see it eventually becoming the most sought-after storage solution on the market for tier one and tier two cloud datacenter servers, and one of the more cost-effective

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HUAWEI Watch GT 2e with 1.39-inch AMOLED display, up to 14 days battery life launched in India for Rs. 11990

HUAWEI today announced that its WATCH GT 2e smartwatch will be available for pre-order in India starting from today midnight (May 15th) on Amazon and Flipkart at Rs. 11990. Additionally, on purchase of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e from 15th May to 21st May, customers will get free AM61 Bluetooth Earphones worth Rs. 3,990 on Amazon and Flipkart.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e  brings several improvements in design over the previous generation, including a concealed crown that goes with the watch body to add an extra flourish. It equipped with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touch display, is powered by HUAWEI’s Kirin A1 wearable chip.

For the first time, HUAWEI has introduced a blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring feature to the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e in addition to precise heart rate monitoring, abnormal heart rate reminders, pressure level monitoring and sleep monitoring features that allow users to understand their health status in real time. It supports 15 professional workout modes including eight outdoor activities and seven indoor activities. In professional workout modes, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e provides comprehensive monitoring that can track 190 types of data — all to help the users to get the most out of their workout. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e can also automatically detect 6 professional workout modes, offering a smarter sporting experience.

The design of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e is sporty. Instead of following traditional designs where the watch face is separated from its strap, it possesses a classic round dial with an integrated strap for a streamlined, modern look. Its stainless steel body complements the concealed, crown design that blends in with the watch’s curved silhouette. The dual-colour, breathable TPU material completes a flawless unibody design. It promises two-week long battery life.

HUAWEI Watch GT 2e specifications

The HUAWEI Watch GT 2e comes in Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green and Icy White colors with the strap made of a soft and comfortable dual-colour fluororubber.

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Sony announces world’s first intelligent vision sensors with AI processing

Sony Corporation has announced two intelligent vision sensors — IMX500 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. and IMX501 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. These 12.3MP sensors support 4K(4056×2288)60fps
1080p 240fps and 30fps Full/video+AI processing. Notably, these are the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality.

As per the company claims, the AI processing functionality on the image sensor enables high-speed edge AI processing and extraction of only the necessary data, which, when using cloud services, reduces data transmission latency, addresses privacy concerns, and reduces power consumption and communication costs.

Furthermore, these products expand the opportunities to develop AI-equipped cameras, enabling a diverse range of applications in the retail and industrial equipment industries as well.

The new sensor also features a stacked configuration consisting of a pixel chip and logic chip. The signal acquired by the pixel chip is processed via AI on the sensor, eliminating the need for high-performance processors or external memory, enabling the development of edge AI systems.

The sensor outputs metadata (semantic information belonging to image data) instead of image information, making for reduced data volume, and addressing privacy concerns. Moreover, AI capability makes it possible to deliver diverse functionality for versatile applications, such as real-time object tracking with high-speed AI processing.

It’s worth mentioning that, different AI models can also be chosen by rewriting internal memory in accordance with user requirements or the conditions of the location where the system is being used.

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Realme TV and Realme Watch launching in India on May 25

Yesterday, realme teased the India launch of its first smartwatch – ‘realme watch’ and now, the company has finally revealed the launch date in India and it will be launched alongside the realme TV which surfaced in leaks before.

The tweet posted by Madhav Sheth, CEO, realme mobiles reads “Let’s #LeapToNext on 25th May! With products that are Smart, Powerful & Trendy, we are on the path of becoming India’s Most Popular Tech-Lifestyle brand. See you guys!”.  The launch of the realme TV and realme watch takes place online on May 25th, 2020 at 12:30 PM and notably, on the same day, realme is unveiling 8 new products in China including smartphones, TWS earbuds, smartphone and more. Also, the teaser shows a more clear image of the realme watch compared to the one posted yesterday.

Previous rumours and leaked images suggest that realme will launch a 43-inch Android TV in India with support for NetFlix out-of-the-box. On the other hand, the ‘realme watch’ will feature a square display with rounded corners that houses a 1.4-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 320×320. It will feature a single button on the right side and the wrist bands appear to be non-replaceable. The charging pins are said to be on the backside and is said to charge a 160mAh battery that supposedly will last for 7 days with continuous heart rate monitoring. Furthermore, it is said to be IP68 water-resistant and will connect via Bluetooth 5.0. Other sensors include an acceleration sensor and a blood oxygen sensor but no inbuilt GPS.

We should know more information on the pricing and availability of the realme TV and the realme watch on May 25.

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Motorola Edge+ with 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 865, 108MP camera launching in India on May 19

Motorola launched its latest Edge and Edge+ smartphones recently in the US and India launch was later confirmed by a company official. Less than a month since its launch in the US, Motorola is launching its flagship ‘Motorola Edge+’ smartphone in India on May 19.

Flipkart has posted the teaser of the launch of Motorola Edge+ in India under ‘Flipkart Unique’ section, so it should be exclusive to Flipkart. It will be unveiled on May 19th, 2020 at 12 PM, and it is not clear if Motorola will host an online event for the same. Notably, there is no mention on the launch of the Motorola Edge smartphone with Snapdragon 765G in India yet.

We should know the pricing and availability information of the Motorola Edge+ on May 19th.

Motorola Edge+ specifications

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Jio launches new Rs. 999 pre-paid plan with 3GB data per day, 84 days validity

Last week Reliance Jio launched a new Rs. 2399 yearly plan with 2GB data per day and new Work from Home add-on data packs. Today it has launched a new Rs. 999 plan with 3GB per data day and 84 days validity, which it calls Work-from-Home plan.

The plan offers free and unlimited voice calls from Jio to Jio and landline and 3,000 minutes of voice calls from Jio to other mobile and 100 SMSes / day. Along with this, the offer also gives complimentary subscription to JioApps.

The company already offers 28-day plan with the same 3GB data day benefits at Rs. 349, but the quarterly plan is slightly cheaper. It also offers 2GB/day at Rs. 599 and 1.5GB/day plan at Rs. 555, both with 84 days validity and similar calling and SMS benefits. Vodafone and Airtel doesn’t seem to have a 3GB/day AND 84 days validity.

“Ever since of lockdown, the need of high-speed data has increased, many people have started working from home and also have been looking for more entertainment. Considering the need, Jio came up with this new quarterly Work-from-Home plan,” said the company.

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POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.8.0 with April Android Security Patch]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for POCO F1, also check out our POCO F1 content,

MIUI updates rolled out for the POCO F1 so far:

Note that POCO follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 10.5.8 update brings display, camera, network optimizations, April security patch

A few weeks back OnePlus launched its much-awaited OnePlus 8 series in the Indian market starting at Rs. 41,999 and Rs 54,999 respectively. However, a few days later, some of the OnePlus 8 Pro users witnessed the device suffering from green tint, similar to that of Galaxy S20 Ultra, earlier this month.  

Upon listening to the complaints, OnePlus rolled out a couple of bug fix updates previously to address the green tint and black crush issues as well. Moreover, the company has published the kernel of OnePlus 8 series to OnePlus’s GitHub repository.    

Recently, the company has rolled out another update OxygenOS 10.5.8.IN11DA (India-specific) bringing system-wide improvements, optimised HDR video effect, and network latency for online games and improved the smoothness.

Just like any other update, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days.

Here is the complete changelog

System

  • Optimized touch and interaction experience
  • Improved power consumption performance of the system
  • Improved the video playing effect when in low brightness
  • Improved system stability and fixed general issues
  • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.04

Bluetooth

  • Improved stability and compatibility of Bluetooth connection

Camera

  • Optimized the HDR video effect
  • Improved the shooting experience with Camera and improved stability

Network

  • Enable 5G for Telia Norway (EU Only)
  • Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfer
  • Improved the stability of communication
  • Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

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Realme X50 Pro Player Edition with 6.44-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 gets certified ahead of May 25 announcement

Last week realme confirmed that it will introduce 8 new products including a smartphone at an event in China on May 25th. Later the company confirmed that the phone will be called X50 Pro Player Edition, which is another version of the X50 Pro. Now the phone has been certified by TENAA with the model number RMX2072 revealing the complete specifications, which shows that it will be the cheaper version.

The company has also confirmed LDPPR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage for the phone.

Realme X50 Pro Player Edition rumored specifications

The Realme X50 Pro Player Edition is expected to come in Green, Red and Silver colors. We should know the price when it goes official next week, but according to rumors it is said to start close to 3000 yuan (US$ 422 / Rs. 31,990 approx.).

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Noise Shots X5 Pro Review

Noise launched the Shots XO, the company’s latest wireless earbuds last month in the Noise Shots X series. It features Bluetooth 5.0, aptX support, has touch controls and promises 150 hours of playback time with the 2200mAh case. After using it for a  week, here is the review of Noise Shots X5 Pro.

Box Contents

Design and Build Quality

Starting with the design, the Noise Shots X5 Pro has a unique case that is slightly bigger than most earbuds since it packs a huge battery. Total weight of the case with the earbuds are about 97.6 grams, even though it packs a 2200mAh battery, and the earbuds weigh about 5.4 grams.

Even through the headset it is made of plastic, it has matte finish on the outside and rubber finish on the inside, which is good and doesn’t attract fingerprints. Even the case has smooth rubber matte finish on the outside so it doesn’t attract fingerprints or scratches easily, but dust is visible clearly since it is black in color. On the inside it has a plastic finish. Since the case is a bit large, you can’t carry it in your pocket easily.

The earbuds have LED lights that glow in white and red colors. There are touch controls on both the earbuds that lets you play or pause music, go to previous or next song, launch voice assistant, control volume and also accept or reject calls, but you can’t turn it on. These controls are a bit different from some Noise headsets. Check them out below.

Function Left earphone (L) Right earphone (R)
Play/Pause Single tap
Previous Song Double tap
Next Song Double tap
Volume up Touch and hold
Volume down Touch and hold
Answer/end call Single tap
Reject call Touch and hold for 2 seconds
Voice Assistant Touch and hold for 4 seconds

Since it has in-ear buds, these fit your ears firmly and doesn’t fall off easily during workouts or even when running. I didn’t try it for my runs during lockdown, but I did try it during my workouts for over an hour without any issues. You have to select the correct set of buds to suit your ears so that they are comfortable. It also has a small hooks in rubber so it fits your ears perfectly. Since it comes with IPX7 ratings, it can withstand sweat and light rain.

Audio Quality

Coming to the audio quality, these earbuds offers fairly good audio quality with decent amount of bass. Since it packs 6mm graphene drivers with aptX codec, you get high-quality audio the experience compared to normal headsets that lack it. Volume of the headset is good enough from 60 to 70%, and you might have to increase the volume beyond that if you are in crowded, noisy environment. Prolonged use in high volume might affect your ears, which we don’t recommend. The earbuds offer good amount of noise isolation, thanks to the rubber material on the inside and the tight ear hooks. Overall the audio quality is decent for the price. We did not face any issues in connection or pairing.

The headset has a microphone which is decent in most crowded and noisy environment, similar to most earbuds but it could have been better.

Connectivity, Pairing and voice assistant

The Bluetooth headset supports Bluetooth 5.0, so you can connect it to Android, iOS devices along with MP3 players with Bluetooth support. It pairs to your phone quickly when you remove them from the case. It shows both the left and right earphones, and once you pair the right, the left one automatically connects to it. After the left earphone connects, on the right earphone you hear ‘pairing’  and the LED indication flashes. You just have to select the Shots X5 Pro from the Bluetooth menu on the phone to pair the headphones. You get voice feedback when it enters pairing mode and when it connects successfully.

The headset doesn’t have a companion app, but you can launch Siri on iOS and Google Assistant on Android devices when you touch and hold the right or right earbuds for 4 seconds when no music is playing.

Battery Life

The company promises up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, and we managed to get over 7 hours of battery life on a single charge when listening in about 70% volume, which is good. The headset automatically turns off when it’s not in use for about 5 minutes and doesn’t have a power off button, so you have to keep the headset in the case and close it.

The case has 2200mAh battery that promises 18 more charges or additional 30 hours of battery life, so you get a total 150 hours of battery life, which is good. If you have Android phones running Android 8.1 or later, you can see battery life of the Bluetooth headset. It gives audio prompts to charge the headset when the headset has low battery.

Charging the headset takes about 1.5 hours and charging the case from 0 to 100% takes about 2 hours using 5V-1A charger via USB Type-C port, which is covered by a flap. There is also a USB Type-C port that lets you charge other devices like smartwatch, smart band and other small devices since it offers 5V/1A output. There is an LED indicator that glows in orange to shows the battery life in the case.

LED indicator on the charging case Battery Percentage
Flashes once in 2 seconds 0 to 25%
Flashes twice in 2 seconds 25% to 50%
Flashes thrice in 2 seconds 50% to 75%
Flashes four times in 2 seconds 75% to 100%

Conclusion

Priced at Rs. 4999, the Noise Shots X5 Pro is a good Bluetooth headset with good audio quality with Qualcomm aptX support and long battery life as well as IPX7 ratings for water resistance. It is available on  Flipkart  and gonoise.com in Charcoal Grey and should be available through other online retailers soon.

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General Atlantic to Invest Rs. 6,598.38 Crore in Jio Platforms

Reliance Jio today announced that General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm will invest Rs. 6,598.38 crore in Jio Platforms. This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs. 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs. 5.16 lakh crore. General Atlantic’s investment will translate into a 1.34% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.

Jio Platforms has raised ₹ 67,194.75 crore from leading technology investors including Facebook (Rs. 43,574 crore) in April, Silver Lake (Rs. 5,655.75 crore) and Vista Equity Partners (Rs. 11367 crore) in May.

General Atlantic’s investments have included Airbnb, Alibaba, Ant Financial, Box, ByteDance, Facebook, Slack, Snapchat, Uber and other global technology leaders.

The transaction is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, said:

I am thrilled to welcome General Atlantic, a marquee global investor, as a valued partner. I have known General Atlantic for several decades and greatly admired it for its belief in India’s growth potential. General Atlantic shares our vision of a Digital Society for India and strongly believes in the transformative power of digitization in enriching the lives of 1.3 billion Indians. We are excited to leverage General Atlantic’s proven global expertise and strategic insights across 40 years of technology investing for the benefit of Jio.

Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, said:

As long-term backers of global technology leaders and visionary entrepreneurs, we could not be more excited about investing in Jio. We share Mukesh’s conviction that digital connectivity has the potential to significantly accelerate the Indian economy and drive growth across the country. General Atlantic has a long track record working alongside founders to scale disruptive businesses, as Jio is doing at the forefront of the digital revolution in India.

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GOQii launches Vital 3.0 fitness band capable of tracking body temperature at Rs. 3999

Goqii, a smart-tech-enabled, integrated preventive healthcare platform has launched GOQii Vital 3.0, the world’s first band capable of tracking body temperature, which according to the company can identify early signs of COVID-19. 

It’s worth mentioning that one of the main symptoms of coronavirus is high-fever. Furthermore, Goqii has collaborated with German health tech company Thryve in an attempt to check the accuracy of early detection. 

Goqii Vital 3.0 features

The Blood Pressure monitor on the tracker reads your systolic and diastolic blood pressure to track it. Furthermore, GOQii gives you the option to choose your nutritionist, personal trainer, and wellness expert to motivate you and support you in the right steps towards your well-being.

Also, the integrated service connects you with a board-certified general practitioner who can provide preventive consultations over emails and calls. It’s worth mentioning that, GOQii ecosystem combines a Fitness Tracker, an App, Care Team including a Personal Coach, Experts, and a Doctor. Through Karma, GOQii enables you to walk, earn, and donate karma points to social causes.

Priced at Rs. 3,999, Goqii Vital 3.0 is currently up for pre-order in Black color on the Goqii India site. It will be available for sale on Amazon and Flipkart very soon.

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Realme Narzo 10 Unboxing and First Impressions

Realme launched the realme Narzo  series smartphones in India earlier this week. The realme Narzo 10 was introduced in some countries as realme 6i. This is a slightly better version compared to the Narzo 10A with a MediaTek Helio G80 12nm SoC with 4GB RAM, better quad rear cameras and a new design. Here we the first impressions of the phone.

Box Contents

The phone packs a 6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) 20:9 aspect ratio display with 269 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection. The display is bright and the colors are vibrant, but the content is not sharp since it is an HD+ screen. The company is calling the notch as mini-drop, which it says is 30.9% smaller than the realme 3. The usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors are present on the bezel near the 16-megapixel camera. It is the first phone to be powered by new MediaTek Helio G80 12nm SoC with 4GB RAM and runs Android 10 with realme UI 1.0. It packs 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage.

The power button is present on the right, volume rockers and dedicated SIM and microSD slots are present on the left and the loudspeaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone and the 3.5mm audio jack are present on the bottom.

The phone has quad rear cameras similar to most realme phones that includes a 48-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture, 2MP B&W depth sensor and 2MP camera for 4cm macro with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture. There is a fingerprint sensor next to it.

It has a masterpiece design that uses rare spray coating process, and the company says that the phone has been polished hundreds of times. As a result, the back of the phone shows an advanced matte visual effect, with a delicate and comfortable finish and doesn’t attract fingerprint. The design is created by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. Even though the design is good, it has a plastic body, so it doesn’t feel premium.

On the bottom part of the back there is a realme branding. The realme narzo 10 has a 5000mAh battery, similar to most of the mid-range realme phones, but this comes with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C and also supports reverse charging. It weighs about 195 grams since it has a huge battery.

The realme Narzo 10A also comes in That Green colours, is priced at Rs. 11,999 and will go on sale on Flipkart and realme.com starting from May 18th.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.2.0 with April Android Security Patch]

Xiaomi’s Redmi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in the country a couple of months ago running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (codename ‘excalibur’).

MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone so far:

Note that Xiaomi follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes in Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White colors and is available on Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores.

Pricing:

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realme 3 and realme 3i realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.10 update]

realme launched realme 3 smartphone in India back in March last year, later in July it launched realme 3i, a cheaper version. These devices had Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6 out of the box, both the smartphones have already started receiving Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 3 and realme 3i.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 3 (RMX1821 and RMX1825) and realme 3i (RMX1827).

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme 3 and realme 3i so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Changelogs,

[Visuals]
• Updated UI to realme UI
• Brand new Real Design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.

[Smart Sidebar]
• Optimized user interface and improved one-handed operation.
• Optimized Smart Sidebar: Replaced File Console with File Manager; removed OSIE Visual Effect and No Notification Alerts.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen Mode.
• Added two new features: “Assistive Ball Opacity” and “Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App”.
• Optimized the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added Bubbles: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse or open the app.

[Screenshot]
• Optimized 3-Finger Screenshot Gesture: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe to take a screenshot of the selected part of the screen (partial screen capture). Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimized screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• Optimized gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

[System]
• Added Focus Mode: Minimizes outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added whole new charging animation.
• Optimized the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Added pause feature for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimized system built-in ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• New management feature for recent tasks: You can view memory of recent tasks and locked apps.

[Games]
• Optimized visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimized loading animation for Game Space.

[Homescreen]
• Added artistic wallpapers.
• Added option to open Global Search or the notification panel when swiping down on homescreen.
• Added option to customize the size, shape, and style of app icons on homescreen.
• Optimized the graphic design of password unlock to facilitate one-handed operation.
• Support for animated wallpapers on the lockscreen.
• Added a Simple Mode for homescreen, featuring larger fonts, icons and a clearer layout.

[Security]
• Random MAC address Generator: When your phone is connected to Wi-Fi network system generates a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

[Tools]
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating window.
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

[Camera]
• Optimized the Camera UI for better user experience.
• Optimized the Timer UI and sound.

[Photos]
• Optimized the Album UI for a clearer structure and photo thumbnails.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognize more than 80 different scenes.

[Communications]
• realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimized the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

[Settings]
• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history

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realme 2 Pro realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.31 with May Android Security Patch]

realme launched the realme 2 Pro smartphone in India running ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and updated it to Android 9.0 (Pie) based ColorOS 6 back in June 2019. The device will receive Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 in June, as per the official announcement. realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 2 Pro.

ColorOS updates rolled out for the realme 2 Pro so far,

RMX1801EX_11_C.31 Changelogs,

Security
● Android security patch: May, 2020

Known issue fixed
● Optimized lagging problem of sliding status bar

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Facebook buys popular GIF platform GIPHY for $400 million

The social media giant Facebook today announced the acquisition of popular GIF platform GIPHY in a deal worth $400 million. Known for its visual expression and creation, GIPHY will be a part of the Instagram team from now on. However, Facebook said that it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal.

According to Facebook, bringing Instagram and GIPHY together can make it easier for people to find the perfect GIFs and stickers in Stories and Direct. “Both our services are big supporters of the creator and artist community, and that will continue. Together, we can make it easier for anyone to create and share their work with the world.”

Post-acquisition, GIPHY will continue to operate its library (including its global content collection), and Facebook will invest further in its technology and relationships with content and API partners.

Also, people will still be able to upload GIFs; developers and API partners will continue to have the same access to GIPHY’s APIs

Vishal Shah, VP of Product for Instagram said:

GIFs and stickers give people meaningful and creative ways to express themselves. We see the positivity in how people use GIPHY in our products today, and we know that bringing the GIPHY team’s creativity and talent together with ours will only accelerate how people use visual communication to connect with each other.

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OnePlus True Wireless Earbuds said to be introduced in July

OnePlus already has Bullets Wireless Neckband headsets 1 and 2 and most recently it launched the Bullets Wireless Z, which is the company’s most affordable wireless headset, along with the OnePlus 8 series smartphones. Now the company’s first true wireless is said to be arriving in July.

As you can see from the image above, there is also a sketch of the earbuds allegedly based on the actual design, and this looks like Apple’s Airpods. This comes from a well-known tipster Max J, who recently claimed that OnePlus Z powered by Snapdragon 765G is also coming in July. Both the devices could be introduced at the same event.

We still don’t have and of the specifications or the battery life of the headset. It is not clear if we can expect noise cancellation feature that is available in most of the latest headset. Will it be competitively priced like the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z to cater to the mass market? We will have to wait for couple more months to find out.

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Google testing sleep tracking feature, night notes and more for Digital Wellbeing

Google has been steadily adding new functionalities to Digital Wellbeing ever since it was launched back in 2018. In the latest beta v1.0.312292882 update, Google is testing a few new features like sleep tracking, Daily Device Usage toggle, night notes and more.

A major feature that was spotted in the Digital Wellbeing beta app was that sleep tracking functionality. Sleep tracking information is a feature found on many activity trackers and smartwatches, and now Google might bring it to Digital Wellbeing. It will require permissions to access daily app usage, motion and light sensor data during your scheduled bedtimes, and time zone history.

With these permissions, Digital Wellbeing will be able to provide information like how long the user spent in bed, how long the user were on their phone while in bed (and how long they spent without it), and when their bedtime started and ended. Turning off sleep tracking will delete all data that was collected till then.

The second feature is a toggle for Daily Device Usage in the “Manage your data” menu. Turning this on will let Digital Wellbeing collect data like device unlocks, notifications received, and app usage. With this data, Digital Wellbeing will try to show the user insights into their phone usage habits.

There were a few other features spotted in the beta update. Night Notes lets users take a quick note right before sleeping and show the notes the next morning, if any. Work Profile users will soon be able to see their screen time use for work apps and Google also might be testing ways to share Digital Wellbeing data with other apps via an API.

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Amazfit Bip S 1.28-inch color touch display, GPS, up to 30 days battery life launching in India on June 3

Huami introduced the Amazfit Bip S at the CES earlier this year and it was launched in China last month. Today it has confirmed the launch of the smartwatch in India on June 3rd. It comes with Huami-PAI, which it calls a revolutionary indicator of personal activity that gives you details about your heart health and overall fitness.

It features a colourful transflective display, 30g ultra lightweight design, 5 ATM water resistance, built-in GPS and promises up to 30 days of battery life. The smartwatch is equipped with 10 sports modes — Treadmill, Outdoor running, Walking, Indoor cycling, Outdoor cycling and more.

Amazfit Bip S features and specifications

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OnePlus announces unique ‘OnePlus Domin8’ PUBG MOBILE tournament for its community on June 2

In a partnership with Fnatic, OnePlus has announced a new engagement initiative for its community called OnePlus Domin8. This will be a set of online PUBG MOBILE exhibition matches organised for the OnePlus/PUBG MOBILE community slated for 6 PM on 2nd June 2020. 

It’s worth mentioning that it is the first-ever initiative that will provide the community with the unique opportunity to virtually interact with pro-gamers and Indian cricketers. 

As a part of the initiative, Indian cricketers including KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Smriti Mandhana, Yuzvendra Chahal will participate alongside pro gamers like Dynamo, Ahsaas Channa and Fnatic gamers like Sc0ut, Owais, Nixon, Ash, Franky, and Ronak compete in a one-of-a-kind PUBG Mobile exhibition match.

The top all-rounder / MVP in each match is eligible to win an OnePlus 8 Pro 5G, the latest flagship offering from OnePlus, and will be awarded the title of ‘Hypertasker of the Match’. Registration is now open for Red Cable Club  members here. Starting tomorrow, 12 PM onwards, registration will be open to all. 

Speaking on the initiative, Siddhant Narayan, Head of Marketing, OnePlus India, said:

At OnePlus, the community is at the heart of everything that we do and we have continuously strived to deliver unique and innovative experiencers to your community. OnePlus is constantly expanding boundaries of marketing and consumer engagements with these distinctive community-first campaigns. We hope this will be a fun, special activity that our community will truly enjoy.

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Realme Buds Air and Realme Buds Wireless sales cross 1 million units globally

Realme launched its first audio product back in 2018 and has been expanding the lineup with a range of products. The realme Buds Air and the realme Buds wireless were hugely popular among consumers, and today the company has achieved another sales milestone with these audio products.

The combined sales of the realme Buds Air and realme Buds wireless have reached 1 million units globally, and the company aims to launch over 50 products in 2020 with “1+1 Strategy” — Smartphone + AIoT.

Earlier today, the company confirmed the India launch of the realme Buds Air Neo on 25th May, 2020 alongside the realme Smart TV and realme smartwatch. It is also hosting an event in China on the same day, where it will unveil 8 products including realme Q TWS earbuds, realme X50 Pro Player Edition and more.

Realme in a release said:

With 1+1 Strategy: Smartphone + AIoT, realme will make all efforts to make itself become “the world’s fastest-growing AIoT brand”. realme aims to launch over 50 Tech Trendsetting products in 2020 to quickly build a 3 in 1 Tech Trendsetting Life around your ‘Personal, Home, and Travel’ experience catering to the needs of the young all over the world.

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OPPO Enco M31 wireless earphones to go on sale in India starting May 23 for Rs. 1999

OPPO announced its audio products Enco Free TWS, Enco W31 TWS, Enco M31 wireless earphones back in March, and the Enco W31 true wireless went on sale recently. Following that, now OPPO has announced that the Enco M31 wireless will go on sale later this week in India.

The OPPO Enco M31 will go on sale on Amazon India starting 23rd May, 2020 for Rs. 1999 (introductory price till 27th May, 2020) and will be available in two colours — Black and Green.

The Enco M31 is a neckband-styled wireless earphones and packs an embedded audio chip with LDAC lossy codec and transmission speeds of up to 990kbps. It features a 9.2mm dynamic driver unit and titanium-plated composite diaphragm with Hi-Res Audio certification and a dedicated Bass-mode.

Furthermore, it has a multi-function panel that allows you to adjust the volume, control playback, trigger voice assistant, etc. There is a dedicated microphone with “AI-Powered Noise Cancellation”, smart magnetic controls, and lastly, it is IPX5 water resistance and the in-built 88mAh battery offers up to 12-hour playback.

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Twitter testing conversation setting to limit replies to a tweet

Twitter already offers a few ways to control the conversation surrounding a user’s tweet, like for example, the ability to hide replies to a tweet. Now Twitter has begun testing a new setting where the user will be able to control who can reply to their tweet.

During testing, users will be able to choose between three options before posting a tweet, which are:

For the latter two options, the tweet will be labeled as such and the people who are not allowed to reply will still be able to see the tweet, but will have their reply button greyed out. While replies are blocked, everyone will still be able to Retweet, Retweet with Comment, and like these Tweets.

This setting is being introduced to prevent those scenarios like when unwanted people reply to a tweet that does not involve them and carry the conversation to a completely different tangent. Twitter is currently testing this setting with a limited number of user in iOS, Android and twitter.com.

The Twitter app is available for both iOS and Android users via the App Store and Play Store respectively.

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Google Pixel 4a said to be delayed again, expected to be unveiled on July 13

Update — May 21, 2020: According to the tweet from leaker Jon Prosser, the Pixel 4a launch is delayed again. It was expected to be introduced in June at the Android 11 beta launch, now the launch is reportedly pushed to July 13th. There will only be a 4G version, and he also said that there are no proofs of a Pixel 4a XL model, so we might see only the smaller 4a. He added that Google is ready to ship, but the company has not decided to launch it next month based on the market analysis.

Earlier — May 13, 2020:Renders of the Google Pixel 4a surfaced last year, and live images with specifications surfaced in March, and even the retail box of the phone surfaced last month. Earlier rumours said that the Pixel 4a will be introduced by the end of May with shipping date of May 22nd, now a new report says that the phone has been delayed until June with the shipping date of June 5, 2020 according to Vodafone Germany.

This hints that the Pixel 4a might be introduced at the Android 11 Beta launch shows that Google has scheduled for June 3rd. To remind you, the Pixel 3a series were introduced at the Google I/O event last year starting at $399 but it was launched in India starting at Rs. 39999. This year’s Pixel 4a  might cost more in India due increase in GST.

Google Pixel 4a rumored specifications

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Redmi True Wireless Earbuds launching in India on May 26

Update — May 21, 2020: Redmi today announced that it will launch its True Wireless Earbuds in India on May 26th. The teaser image looks similar to the Redmi AirDots. The company promises long battery life, sweat-proof design, low latency gaming experience and voice control.

Earlier — May 19th: Xiaomi recently launched its first true wireless earbuds in India — Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 alongside the Mi Box 4K and Mi 10 5G smartphone. Just weeks after the launch, Xiaomi’s Redmi brand has now teased a launch of a new audio product in India soon.

The tweet posted by Redmi India reads#ListenToMi! #Redmi is going AUDIO!  We’ve got some bass-dropping news coming your way soon! Can you guess what this is all about?  RT and make some noise! #NoStringsAttached”. 

Going by the teaser, the company could launch the Redmi AirDots finally in India and to remind you, it was introduced in China last year for 99.9 yuan (US$ 14.8 / Rs. 1,020 approx.). So, we can expect a similar if not a lower price here. The teaser doesn’t reveal the launch date, but we should know more information in the coming days. 

Redmi AirDots specifications 

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Realme Buds Q true wireless earbuds to be announced on May 25

Realme just confirmed that it will introduce realme Buds Q, another true wireless earbuds in China on May 25th, after teasing a new TWS earbuds as one of the eight products that will be introduced at the event. As you can see from the image, the earbuds have a pebble-like design, which different from its Apple Airpod-like realme Buds Air and the upcoming Air Neo headsets.

The company has partnered with French designer Jose Levy for the design of the headset, and said that it is inspired by soft and round pebbles, which fits the perfect curve of the palm and ear canal.

The headset with the model number Realme RMA215 got certified in Indonesia a few days back. We still don’t have any other specifications or features of the headset yet, but looking at the slightly bigger design, it might come with better battery life compared to the company’s other earbuds that just offer 3 hours of standalone battery life.

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Moto G8 Power Lite with 6.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India for Rs. 8999

Motorola just launched the Moto G8 Power Lite, the company’s latest smartphone in the G8 series in India, as it had promised. It was announced last month and packs a 6.5-inch HD+ Max Vision display, is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor with 4GB RAM, runs Android 9.0 (Pie), features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera.

The phone has a gradient plastic back, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dedicated dual SIM and a microSD slots and packs a 5000mAh battery, but it only has 10W charging over micro USB.

Moto G8 Power Lite specifications

The Moto G8 Power Lite comes in Royal Blue and Arctic Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 8999 and will be available from Flipkart starting from May 29th.

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Amazon Food delivery service starts rolling out in India starting from Bangalore

Amazon has been working on rolling out their own food delivery in India for many months now to compete against Zomato and Swiggy. It is called “Amazon Food” and has finally started service in a few locations with Bangalore, India.

Amazon Foods has begun service in parts of Bellandur, Haralur, Marathalli and Whitefield, all in Bangalore, India. Users can access it via the Amazon app and will be able to see a catalog of local restaurants and cloud kitchens, which Amazon claims to have passed the highest standards of safety and hygiene.

Amazon has been bringing over restaurants with lucrative deals since late last year. While they wanted to launch during March, they pushed back the date due to the nation-wide lockdown.

At the moment, two companies are Zomato and Swiggy are the dominating the food delivery market in India. However, with the COVID-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown has put the two companies in a very difficult situation, causing huge losses and forcing them to lay-off employees. The fact that the Indian food delivery business is not profitable does not help either.

Considering all of this, Amazon has entered the market at an opportune moment. They will soon begin rolling out the service to more cities nationwide. It will be interesting to see how Swiggy and Zomato will respond to company that has nearly unlimited resources.

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Samsung India partners with Facebook to bring local offline retail stores online

Samsung India has launched yet another initiative that is aimed at creating an online presence for their offline Samsung retail stores. They have partnered with Facebook this time, to train Samsung’s offline partners to become part of an online ecosystem. With this initiative, Samsung aims to have customers purchase Samsung smartphones online via Facebook’s many services like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

As part of their first phase, Samsung has already trained more than 800 offline stores across India. During the training process, offline retailers will be taught how to set up and create business accounts and pages across Facebook’s family of apps.

By doing this, they can make their business known locally, discover customers and build credibility. Customers will be able to contact local businesses directly via these pages, ask queries and shop for Samsung smartphones.

Commenting on the initiative, Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India said:

Consumers are at the heart of everything we do at Samsung. Over the last two months, our focus has been to adapt our business model to suit the changing needs of our consumers. We have taken a number of steps to enable the doorstep delivery of both our products and services to ensure social distancing. Our partnership with Facebook is helping a large number of our retail partners go digital in a big way. By leveraging the Facebook training, our retail partners will be able to discover and target local consumers digitally. Consumer too will benefit as they can now access product information and shop for Galaxy smartphones through Social Media pages of their local retailers.

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Redmi X series Smart TV with MEMC and 16.1-inch RedmiBook with Ryzen 4000 series processor to be announced on May 26

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand already confirmed that it will introduce the Redmi 10X series in China on May 26th. Now it has confirmed new Redmi X series smart TV with MEMC motion compensation feature to avoid motion blur. The company already has a 70-inch and it introduced Redmi Smart TV MAX, a 98-inch 4K TV a couple of months back.

It has also confirmed new RedmiBook 16.1, which will join the company’s Redmibook 13, Redmibook 14 and Redmibook 14 Pro that were introduced last year. The company has confirmed that it will have 3.26mm slim bezels around the screen, offer 100% sRGB color gamut and 90% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to sleek bezels. The company said that the laptop with a large 16.1-inch screen is as compact as most laptops with a 15-inch screen due to ultra narrow bezels.

It will be powered by third generation Ryzen 4000 series processors based on Zen 2 architecture and promises smooth graphics processing and long-lasting battery life. There could be Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 options.

We should know more details in the coming days and the complete specifications and the price when it goes official next Tuesday.

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Noise Shots Rush sports wireless splash-proof earbuds with low-latency mode launched for Rs. 3999

Noise, popular for its accessories has launched its sports wireless earbuds, Shots Rush. The company says that these are designed for sports & active fitness, thanks to ergonomic silicone ear-hooks that make them super-secure and comfortable and also have IPX5 ratings for water resistance making them sweat-proof & rain-proof. These feature an equaliser with 3 built-in presets which include pop, rock & classic modes.

These have switchable 80ms ultra low-latency mode that lets you watch videos and play games with minimal audio lag. The Noise Shots Rush feature full touch controls for playback, voice assistant, volume & calls. It promises 6 hours of music playback  and a total of 24 hours of playtime with the charging case.

Noise Shots Rush specifications

The Noise Shots Rush comes in Charcoal Black, Quick Silver and Wine Red colors, is priced at Rs. 3999 and will be available from gonoise.com starting today.

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Redmi Earbuds S with splash-proof design, low-latency gaming mode launched in India for Rs. 1799

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand just launched the Redmi Earbuds S wireless Bluetooth headset in India, as it had promised. The new Redmi AirDots S offers seamless switching between mono and binaural mode, features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip. It comes with dynamic sound drivers for enhanced bass and DSP environmental noise cancellation technology that elevates your calling experience. There is also 122ms low-latency game mode for gamers that can be enabled with three taps on the headset.

It weighs just 4.1 grams, has IPX4 ratings for water resistance, lets you Play/pause music just by tapping or double tap to launch voice assistant. It offers 4 hours of music playback on a single charge and the charging case offers up to 12 hours of backup.

Redmi Earbuds S specifications 

The Redmi Earbuds S comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 1799 and will go on sale on mi.com, Amazon.in, Mi Home and Mi Studio starting from tomorrow, May 27th.

Commenting on the launch, Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said:

Redmi smartphones are known to be versatile and are benchmarks of performance in their category. We approached the audio category with the same credo. With Redmi Earbuds S we want to provide a stylish and exciting true wireless experience with class leading low latency while gaming. Features like the compact design and IPX4 rating increase the versatility of Redmi Earbuds S, allowing usage across different scenarios. We hope that with the Redmi Earbuds S, our consumers have a great audio experience.

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Motorola One Fusion+ with 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 5000mAh battery, 64MP quad rear cameras surface

Motorola’s upcoming smartphone codenamed ‘Liberty’ surfaced recently and was said to be announced by the company in Q2, 2020. But now, YouTube Device Report Page has listed the smartphone with key specifications and also reveals the possible launch date.

According to the Device Report Page, Motorola One Fusion+ sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform, runs Android 10, and packs a 5000mAh battery. It also reveals the release date as June 2020 which is in accordance with the previous leak. Notably, the image on the listing is of Motorola Edge+ smartphone and not the One Fusion+.

Furthermore, it is said to feature 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB of internal storage, and on the optics front, it is said to sport quad-rear cameras with the primary sensor being a 64MP ISOCELL GW1 sensor from Samsung.

Lastly, the company is also expected to launch another model named Motorola One Fusion with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, 5000mAh battery, but the details are still scarce. Motorola is expected to unveil the One Fusion+ sometime next month, and we should know more information in the coming days.

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Samsung Exynos 880 8nm SoC with integrated 5G modem, NPU announced for mid-range smartphones

Samsung has announced Exynos 880, the company’s latest processor with built-in 5G modem and a cheaper version of the last year’s Exynos 980 soC for mid-range 5G smartphones. It is based on 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. It has two high performing ARM Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2GHz and six efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. The modem also supports E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which combines 2CC LTE and 5G connectivity, to maximize mobile downlink speed up to 3.55Gbps. In addition, it is a multi-mode modem that utilizes major networks from 2G to 4G LTE for reliable mobility anywhere.

The Exynos 880 is able to handle complex image analysis and recognition tasks, supports triple-camera set-ups, while enabling a single-camera max resolution of 64Mp and a dual-camera rating of 20Mp for each camera. It supports 4K 30fps video recording and playback compared to 4K 120 fps in the Exynos 980.

The Exyos 880 already powers the Vivo Y70s smartphone in China and is expected in other mid-range 5G smartphones in the coming months. Check out the specifications and the comparison between the Exynos 880 and the 980 below.

Samsung Exynos 880 Exynos 980
Process  8nm FinFET
CPU 2x Cortex-A77 @ 2GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
2x Cortex-A77 @ 2.2GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
Memory LPDDR4x, UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1
Camera Single-camera up to 64Mp,
Dual-camera 20MP+20MP
Single-camera up to 108Mp,
Dual-camera 20MP+20MP
Display Full HD+ (2520×1080) WQHD+ (3360×1440)
Video Decode / Video Encode 4K UHD 30fps encoding and
decoding with HEVC(H.265), H.264, VP9
4K UHD 120fps encoding and decoding with HEVC(H.265), H.264, VP9
Graphics Mali-G76 MP5 Mali-G76 MP5
Modem 5G NR Sub-6GHz 2.55Gbps (DL) / 1.28Gbps (UL),
EN-DC 3.55Gbps (DL) / 1.38Gbps (UL), LTE Cat.16 5CA 1Gbps (DL) / Cat.18 2CA 200Mbps (UL)
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo

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Vivo Y70s 5G with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Exynos 880, 48MP triple rear cameras announced

Vivo has announced Y70s, the company’s latest 5G smartphone in China. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD screen with 90.72% screen-to-body ratio, houses a 16-megapixel camera in the punch-hole and is powered by new Samsung Exynos 880 SoC with built-in SA & NSA dual-mode 5G, adopts 360° antenna design that promises ultra-stable signal. The phone also uses 90mm liquid-cooled heat dissipation heat pipes and multi-layer PGS graphite heat sinks close to 10,000 square millimeters, combined with thermally conductive gel that promises up to 10° C temperature reduction.

The phone has a 48-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that can unlock the phone in 0.18 seconds and packs a 4500mAh battery with support for 18W dual-engine fast charging.

Vivo Y70s specifications

The Vivo Y70s comes in Black, Blue and Gradient white colors, is priced at 1998 yuan (US$ 280 / Rs. 21,200 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 2198 yuan (US$ 308 / Rs. 23,330 approx.). It is already available for order in China and will go on sale from June 1st.

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iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition with 12GB RAM announced

After teasers iQOO has officially introduced the Transformers Limited Edition version of the iQOO 3 5G smartphone in China. It has  Transformers logo on the back and iQOO branding with gold accents. There is also a carbon fiber texture throughout the back, under the glass. There is also a slight redesign in the camera part to match the look along with gold finish throughout the sides, while the power button is in orange color.

The phone also comes with Transformers theme that includes icons, wallpapers and iQOO UI interface to match the style of the phone. In the box it comes with a case with Transformers logo, charger and charging cable to match the design.

Other specifications are similar, including a 6.44-inch Full HD+ 20:9 Super AMOLED screen with Schott Xensation UP glass protection, 16MP camera inside the tiny punch-hole, Snapdragon 865, Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0, Carbon Fiber VC Liquid Cooling, quad rear cameras that includes a 48MP main camera, 13MP telephoto lens for up to 20x digital zoom, 13MP 120° ultra-wide angle lens that can also shoot macro image and 2MP depth camera.

The back has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass protection, comes with Monster Touch Buttons that use two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame of helping users to achieve quick multi-finger operations games and a 4440mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge Technology.

The iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition is priced at 3498 yuan (US$ 490 / Rs. 37,140 approx.) for the 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage version and is already available for order in China with sales starting from June 1st.

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OnePlus Buds True Wireless Earbuds said to be introduced in July

Update: According to the same tipster, the first true wireless earbuds from OnePlus will be called OnePlus Buds. The case design has also surfaced.

Earlier: OnePlus already has Bullets Wireless Neckband headsets 1 and 2 and most recently it launched the Bullets Wireless Z, which is the company’s most affordable wireless headset, along with the OnePlus 8 series smartphones. Now the company’s first true wireless is said to be arriving in July.

As you can see from the image above, there is also a sketch of the earbuds allegedly based on the actual design, and this looks like Apple’s Airpods. This comes from a well-known tipster Max J, who recently claimed that OnePlus Z powered by Snapdragon 765G is also coming in July. Both the devices could be introduced at the same event.

We still don’t have and of the specifications or the battery life of the headset. It is not clear if we can expect noise cancellation feature that is available in most of the latest headset. Will it be competitively priced like the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z to cater to the mass market? We will have to wait for couple more months to find out.

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Opera Mini v50 update brings status bar UI redesign, offline file sharing shortcut and more

Opera Mini has released a new update to their android browser today, bringing it to version 50. They have focused on making UI changes to highlight some of their main features like the data compression, offline file sharing, styles, themes, etc.

The biggest change in the new update is made to the status bar at the top, which has been redesigned with new functionalities. It will show a variety of information like welcome messages while browsing, greetings, hints, notifications with the latest news, coming updates in the browser, or events from partners.

Along with this, the new status bar will display a data savings widget that shows users their data consumption at a glance. Opera claims to have the best data saving browser on the market, with nearly 81% of mobile data on average when extreme mode is turned on.

Offline file sharing is a pretty useful feature in the Opera Mini browser that was added recently. Now, Opera Mini 50 includes a shortcut for offline file sharing on the new navigation bar at the bottom of the browser screen. From here, users can quickly share images, videos, and audio files with nearby devices at super high speeds over Wi-Fi.

Opera Mini 50 is available for download on the Play Store for Android.

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Realme Buds Q with Low-latency gaming mode, waterproof body announced

Realme today introduced the Buds Q, the company’s latest true wireless earbuds in China, as it had promised. The company has partnered with French designer Jose Levy for the design of the headset, and said that it is inspired by soft and round pebbles, which fits the perfect curve of the palm and ear canal. It has IPX4 water resistance, features 10mm bass booster drivers with wide sound field, combined with DBB dynamic bass enhancement program for the best audio experience.

The headset has 119ms low-latency gaming mode and features wearing detection sensor that automatically pauses the audio when the headset is removed and it automatically connects with the phone when you open the case. It promises up to 20 hours of battery life with the case and 4.5 hours of standalone playback.

Realme Buds Q specifications

The Realme Buds Q comes in Black, White and Yellow colors, is priced at  149 yuan (US$ 20.88 / Rs. 1,580 approx.) and is already available for order in China.

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Realme 10000mAh 30W two-way fast charging power bank announced

In addition to the new 10000mAh 18W fast charging Power bank 2, realme also introduced 10000mAh 30W two-way fast charging power bank in China. This will offer 53% faster charging speed compared to the 18W power bank and lets you charge 30W VOOC / Dart Charge devices and is also compatible with 20W, 18W, 15W and 10W devices. It lets you charge two devices simultaneously through Type-C and Type-A ports and also lets you charge some laptops that support Type-C 30W charging.

It has unique carbon fiber texture on the outside created using advanced lithography machine along with realme logo and Dart charging logo.

realme 10000mAh 30W fast charging power bank specifications

The realme 10000mAh 30W power bank comes in Black and Yellow colors, is priced at 199 yuan (US$ 27.8 / Rs. 2,115 approx.) and will go on sale in China starting from June 1st with pre-orders starting today.

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OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update starts rolling out

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS version 10.0.0 based on Android 10 for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. With this update, both the devices will get enhancements that are part of Android 10 features. Notably, this Android 10 will be the last update for both OnePlus 5 and 5T apart from incremental security and service updates for a stipulated period. The company rolled out beta update for the phones last month.

According to OnePlus, using VPN to download this build might not work as the rollout Is not based on regions and is randomly pushed out to a limited number of devices.

Changelog

  • System
    • Upgraded to Android 10
    • Brand new UI design
    • Enhanced location permissions for privacy
    • New customisation feature in the Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
  • Game Space
    • New Game Space feature now add all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
  • Message
    • Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)
  • Full Screen Gestures (OnePlus 5T Only)
    • Removed back gesture from the bottom of the screen
    • Added back gesture on the left and right side of the phone
    • Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
  • Camera
    • Electronic image stabilization currently under optimization and will be pushed in later stabler versions. Please stay tuned.

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realme Narzo 10 realme UI Software Update Tracker [A.17 update with May Android Security Patch and Optimized front camera quality]

realme launched realme Narzo 10 in India earlier this month running Android 10 based realme UI 1.0, check out this post to learn about realme UI features in details. realme Narzo 10 is rebranded realme 6i, which was introduced in Mayanmar back in March. realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme Narzo 10 (RMX2040), also check out our realme Narzo 10 content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme Narzo 10 so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

realme Narzo 10 comes in That White and That Green colours and is available on Flipkart and realme.com

Pricing

RMX2040_11_A.17 Changelogs,

Security
● Android security patch: May, 2020

Camera
● Optimized the front camera clarity in some scenes

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Lenovo introduces Yoga Duet 7i, IdeaPad Duet 3i and Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen)

Lenovo has launched 3 new products: the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i with the Lenovo E-Color Pen and the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i with digital pen, both of which are detachable Windows laptops aimed at student creators and digital creators, and they also launched the Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) with Alexa Built-in, that comes with a smart dock for easy video calls.

The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i comes with detachable, backlit Bluetooth and an adjustable kickstand for easy viewing and drafting. It can be configured with 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage and it sports a 13-inch IPS 2K touchscreen display with 100% sRGB coverage.

Other features include Windows Hello, Glance by Mirametrix for privacy protection, Dolby Audio, Dolby Vision and a rated battery life of 10.8 hours. Lenovo is also releasing a unique E-Color Pen that can sense colours in real life and apply the captured colour in design apps.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is an ultra-light laptop that also features a detachable Bluetooth, Digital Pen and a kickstand. It is powered by Intel Pentium processors and Intel integrated graphics, with up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of eMMC storage and has a 10.3-inch Full HD IPS panel display with a max brightness of 330 nits.

The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) comes with built-in Alexa integration and a Smart Dock to support its 10.3-inch Full HD IPS screen. Powering the tablet is 2.3Ghz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 mobile processor and its battery life is rated for 9 hours. Other features include enhanced Kid’s Mode, ‘posture’ and ‘bumpy environment’ alerts, dual front-facing speakers, etc.

The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i will start at €1199 (Approx. Rs. 99,906)and will be available from June 2020, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i will start at €429 (Approx. Rs. 35,746) and will go on sale in July 2020, and finally the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) with Alexa Built-in will be priced at €229 (Approx. Rs. 19,081) and also go on sale in June 2020.

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Redmi Display 1A 23.8-inch Full HD monitor with 7.3mm sleek design announced

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand has silently introduced Redmi Display 1A, the first monitor under the Redmi brand. This comes after the Redmi 1A monitor that was introduced a few weeks back. The main highlight of the monitor is its three-micro-edge immersive design and is 7.3mm at its thinnest point. It supports blue light and comfortable eye protection, has a 178° viewing angle.

It is a 23.8-inch (1920 × 1080 pixels) 16:9 aspect ratio IPS screen with 60Hz refresh rate, 250cd / m² (TYP) brightness, 1000: 1 (TYP) contrast tratio and 6ms (GTG) response time. The monitor has a power button, HDMI and VGA ports on the back. The stand has textured finish and lets you tile to a certain level.

The Redmi Display 1A monitor is priced at 599 yuan (Rs. 6,330 approx.) and is backed by a 3-year  warranty. It is available for order on mi.com in China.

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Facebook launches Catchup audio-only calling app

Facebook has launched yet another service that helps bring people stay in touch during this quarantine. This time, it is an audio-only calling app called Catchup, developed by Facebook’s NPE Team, that has the unique feature of showing when a user is actually available to take calls.

Users on Catchup can make calls 1-on-1 or group calls with up to 8 people. Creating a group is extremely simple and starting calls is one-button tap. Another feature in this app is that it uses the user’s own phone contacts instead of their Facebook contact. This means a user can call anyone, including people who do not have any Facebook account.

Talking about the app’s uniqueness, Facebook is trying to solve the issue of people hesitating to call their friends and family because they are worried about disturbing them. The app solves this by indicating who is ready and available to take calls right in the opening screen of the app.

Facebook is testing the app by launching it in the US only for a limited period of time on both iOS and Android. We can assume that once testing is over, Facebook will roll out the app globally.

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Moto G Fast with triple rear cameras, 2-day battery life surfaces in promotional video

Motorola’s upcoming One Fusion+ smartphone surfaced recently, and now Motorola is all set to launch another smartphone in the G Series lineup, suggests a leaked promotional video. The new smartphone named Moto G Fast surfaced in an official promotional video shows the smartphone in full glory along with key specifications.

The Moto G Fast appears to be a rebranded Moto G8 for the US market, suggests a report. According to the leaked promotional video, the Moto G Fast flaunts a hole-punch display with a thick chin and sports triple rear cameras. The rear camera setup is a combination of primary + 118° ultra-wide + macro lens. The video also reveals the presence of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on a textured back.

Furthermore, it will be powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform paired with 3GB of RAM. Depending upon the region, it is said to come in different configurations with up to 4GB of RAM as well. Lastly, the video reveals 2-days of battery life on the Moto G Fast, so it should be 4000mAh battery with 10W charging support through USB Type-C.

Moto G Fast (rebranded Moto G8 specifications)

It is rumoured to be priced between US$ 200 (Rs. 15,123 approx.) to US$ 249 (Rs. 18,826 approx.) and could be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 8GB RAM, 128GB storage version launched in India for Rs. 27999

Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 smartphone in India back in January this year in 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version at Rs. 23999, which is now selling at Rs. 25,250 after the GST price hike. Today it has launched the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version of the smartphone in India. The new version comes in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue colors, same as the 6GB model and will be available across retail channels — offline retail stores, leading e-commerce portals and Samsung.com.

Other specifications are similar, including a 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED infinity display, Exynos 9611 SoC,  48MP main + 12MP 123-degree ultra-wide + 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensors and a 32-megapixel front camera. Super Steady Video, in-display fingerprint scanner,  dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots, mirror back and a multi-colored diamond cut design and a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W super fast charging. Check out our Galaxy A51 review if you are planning to get the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications

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Gionee K6 with 6.2-inch Waterdrop display, triple rear cameras, Android Nougat announced

After being dormant in the smartphone industry for some time, Gionee launched the Steel 5 smartphone earlier this year. Following that, now the company has now announced a new budget smartphone in China — Gionee K6.

The Gionee K6 flaunts a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display with waterdrop notch that houses the 13MP front camera. It sports a gradient back and is powered by the Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It sports a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner as well, but what’s strange is, it runs on a dated Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS. 

Coming to the optics, it sports triple rear cameras and one of them is a 16MP f/2.0 lens. There is no information on the other two lenses. Lastly, it packs a 4350mAh battery with support for 10W charging.

Gionee K6 specifications

Pricing and Availability

The 6GB+128GB variant of the Gionee K6 is priced at 799 yuan (US$ 112 / Rs. 8440 approx.), the 8GB+128GB variant is priced at 899 yuan (US$ 126 / Rs. 9500 approx.), and the 8GB+256GB variant is priced at 1099 yuan (US$ 153 /Rs. 11,621 approx.). It is already on sale in China.

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Ola Electric acquires Dutch company Etergo, to launch its electric two-wheeler in India in 2021

Ola’s Electric arm, Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd has announced the acquisition of Dutch electric scooter company Etergo BV. With this acquisition, Ola Electric has also announced its entry into the premium electric two-wheeler market, both globally and nationally.   

For the uninitiated, Etergo, founded in 2014, has developed an electric scooter — AppScooter which has won multiple awards across the world for its innovative design and engineering at CES 2019 and Automotive Brand Contest, Germany amongst others.

Introduced in 2018, the AppScooter uses swappable high energy density batteries to deliver a range of up to 240km (80km x 3 swappable module). With the combination of European design, strong engineering collaboration, and Indian manufacturing and supply chain, Ola Electric aims to transform the 100-million+ global two-wheeler market, including the 20-million+ Indian two-wheeler market, into clean energy, digital future.

The company is planning to launch its global electric two-wheeler in India in 2021. Right now, the Ola Electric is currently running several pilots to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions across cities with a focus on 2 and 3 wheelers. Post this acquisition, Etergo’s team will continue to be based out of Amsterdam as they join Ola Electric.

Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman, Ola Electric said,

The future of mobility is electric, and the post COVID world presents an opportunity for us to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility globally. Every year, almost twice the number of two-wheelers are sold across the world compared to cars. With electric, digitally connected capabilities, two-wheelers will further emerge as the most preferred urban mobility paradigm around the world and empower every consumer. We look forward to building the best global capabilities in engineering, design, and manufacturing for these products to be made here in India.

I am very excited to welcome Bart, Marijn, and the entire Etergo team to Ola Electric and look forward to working closely with them to build towards our vision of making electric mobility, a reality at scale.

Ola Electric is already working with India’s leading power distribution companies towards developing a conducive EV ecosystem through the establishment of Battery Swapping and Charging Stations in the national capital of New Delhi. Ola Electric has also inducted renowned automobile industry veterans like BVR Subbu and Jaime Ardila to its board who bring in their deep industry expertise and global mobility experience.  

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LG rolls out 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV in select Asian and European countries

Traditionally, LG has only offered large sizes for their OLED TV lineup, however that is changing as they have announced the launch of a 48-inch variant of their CX series OLED TVs in select European and Asian markets. The TV supports many technologies like NVIDIA G-SYNC, HDMI VRR, Dolby Atmos and more.

The 48-inch CX OLED TV has a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision at up to 120 frames per second for 4K UHD content. It also supports HDMI specific features like auto low latency mode (ALLM), enhanced audio return channel (eARC) and variable refresh rate (VRR).

For the people who like to game on the big screen, LG has also certified the CX OLED to be capable of NVIDIA’s G-Sync, making the display great for PC gaming. Console gamers will benefit too with the HDMI VRR support. There is even an in-built profile HDR Gaming Interest Group’s (HGiG) HDR gaming that reduces response time and activates VRR.

The other sizes in the CX series include 55, 65, 77 and 88-inch models. LG is releasing the OLED 48CX in select European and Asian markets, and it will be available to North America soon.

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Gionee Gbuddy 10000mAh wireless charging power bank launched in India for Rs. 1299

After teasing the launch of a power bank in India, Gionee has now officially launched its Gbuddy 10000mAh wireless charging power bank. This joins the company’s Gbuddy lineup of standard power banks that were unveiled last year.

As the name suggests, the GBuddy wireless charging power bank features a 5V wireless charging pad along with a digital power meter that displays the charging level. Coming to the ports, it has a single USB-A output (5V 2.4A), a micro USB input (5V 2A) and a USB Type-C input (5V 2A). It has a metal body and can simultaneously charge devices through the wireless charging pad and the USB-A port.

Carrying the model number PB10K1WL, the power bank measures 1.5 x 6.8 x 13.8 cm in size and weighs 245 grams. Gionee says that it can charge a device with a 3000mAh battery 2.2 times and a device with a 4000mAh battery 1.7 times.

Pricing and Availability

Gionee Gbuddy 10000mAh wireless charging power bank comes in a single Black colour option and is priced at Rs. 1299. It is available for purchase from Amazon.in.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.3.0 with May Android security patch]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone in India running MIUI 10.4 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month.

This post will help our readers in keeping track of MIUI updates for Redmi Note 8 Pro (codename ‘begoniain’), also check out our Redmi Note 8 Pro content,

MIUI Updates rolled out for the smartphone:

Note that Xiaomi follows staged roll-out, so the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in Gamma Green, Halo White and Shadow Black colors, is priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 15,999 and the top-end 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 17,999.

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Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 Review

Xiaomi has been slowly expanding the smart home devices portfolio in the country over the last few years. The company made its debut into the smart light segment last year ago with Mi LED Smart Bulb and also unveiled Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 under its crowdfunding program. We got hold of a retail unit, and here is our long term review of the same after using it for four months.

Box Contents

Highlights

Design and Build

Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 features a minimal and striking design, similar to other Xiaomi eco-system products. Mi Bedside Lamp 2 has a very distinguishable cylindrical design and is completely made up of plastic. The glossy finish makes it look like glass but it feels lightweight, thanks to its plastic build.

The bottom bezel features a matte finish and houses a power inlet port, the lamp can be connected to a power source with the help of the proprietary charger. There is a rubber padding at the bottom that provides a firm grip when placed on a flat surface. Overall, this is a nice looking lamp which is built well, has appropriate weight distribution, and can blend in easily in a bedroom.

Interactions, Pairing, and App Support

Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 features a couple of touch-sensitive buttons and a slider arranged in a vertical strip. The power button can be used to turn on/off the lamp, the slider button helps to adjust the brightness of the lamp. Tapping anywhere on the slider turns the lamp on which is really helpful. A short tap on the top button can be used to change the color of light, while a long tap changes the mode.

Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 can be connected to Mi Home app, the setup process is quite simple, just make sure that your smartphone is connected to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. Mi Home App is available for Android and iOS devices, users can alternatively use Yeelight app as well to control the smart lamp.

Mi Home app has a simplistic and minimal look, it shows all the paired devices on the homepage. Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 supports three different modes; White, Color, and Flow. The brightness of the lamp can be increased/decreased by swiping up/down on the screen in all three modes.

Mi Bedside Lamp 2 supports 1700-6500 K color temperature range, users can adjust the light temperature by sliding horizontally in White mode. Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 has support for 16 Million colors, users can slide horizontally to change the color of the light, the brightness of the lamp can be adjusted by swiping up/down.

In the Flow mode, users can choose 4 colors and flow speed for the flow mode. Using Mi Home app, you can also set light turn on/off timings, which is really convenient.

Mi Bedside Lamp 2 can also be connected with the help of the Yeelight app. In the Yeelight app, you will find some more modes such as  Sunrise, Sunset, Night Mode, Birthday Party, Movie, Dating Night, Home, and Candle Flicker. I particularly found the Night Mode really convenient.

Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Homekit and can be controlled with voice commands as well.

Conclusion

Priced at INR 2,499, the Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 is certainly worth consideration for those looking to invest in smart home tech. The minimal design, lightweight material, intuitive touch controls along with smart assistant support and smart companion app make it a compelling and one of its kind product in this price segment.

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OPPO Reno4 5G and Reno4 Pro 5G to be announced on June 5

Update: May 29, 2020 – OPPO today confirmed that the Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro smartphones will be announced on June 5th. It has also confirmed punch-hole screen for the phone.

Earlier: May 25, 2020 – After live images that surfaced recently, OPPO has started teasing the upcoming Reno4 series in a new video.  This shows the phone’s glass back with Reno Glow and OPPO branding, large triple rear cameras along with a laser autofocus, in addition to flash.

Another image confirms a metal frame, secondary microphone on the top, power button on the right side. Next to the cameras it says Ultra Steady. The company says that the phone is capable of shooting perfect videos even in low lighting conditions with super low light video mode.

The company has confirmed 5G support for the phone, and this is rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 765G SoC compared to MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC in the 5G version of the Reno 3 in China and MediaTek Helio P90 in the 4G version that was released in some markets.

The Reno4 has been certified by TENAA with the model numbers PDPM00 and PDPT00, while the Reno4 Pro has been certified with the model numbers PDNM00 and PDNT00, but the complete specifications have not been revealed yet. However, a weibo user has posted the specifications of the phones. Check out the rumored specifications below.

OPPO Reno4 5G rumored specifications

OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G rumored specifications

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Skullcandy introduces Push Ultra, Indy Evo, Indy Fuel and Sesh Evo earbuds priced under $100

Skullcandy is expanding their true wireless earbuds offerings with the launch of 4 new models – Push Ultra, Indy Evo, Indy Fuel and Sesh Evo. All of them are under a $100, feature Tile technology, good battery and wireless charging on select models.

Among the newly launched earbuds, the most premium of them is the Push Ultra that is focused for outdoor workouts. It features a moldable ear hook for an ultra-secure customized fit and a long total battery life of 40 hours (6 hours each in the earbuds and 34 hours from the case). The earbuds are also IP67 sweatproof, waterproof and dustproof.

The Indy line of earbuds got split into two; ​Indy Evo​ and Indy Fuel. The Indy Fuel features wireless charging, enhanced fit, size and call, track, and volume control, while the Indy Evo is a cheaper model with long battery life of 30 hours total.

The Sesh Evo is the cheapest of the new models with a total battery life of 24 hours. It features improved connectivity and acoustics along with a full suite of media controls.

The Push Ultra​ will be available for ​$99.99 (Approx. Rs. 7570) ​in True Black and Electric Yellow. ​Indy Evo​ comes in Pure Mint and True Black and will be available for ​$79.99 (Approx. Rs. 6056), while the Indy Fue​l is available for ​$99.99 (Approx. Rs. 7570) ​in True Black. And finally, the Sesh Evo​ will be available for $59.99 (Approx. Rs. 4542) in True Black with more colors coming later this summer.

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OPPO said to have hired MediaTek and UNISOC engineers for its own chip

Rumors about OPPO making their own processors for their own smartphones surfaced recently. Now a new report says that the company has hired Jeffery Ju, MediaTek’s former co-chief operating officer and is about to hire a top executive from MediaTek’s 5G smartphone chip development in a couple of months. OPPO is also planning to hire executives from Qualcomm as well as HUAWEI’s HiSilicon unit, adds the report.

The company is aggressively recruiting chip talent since last year since the company believes owning the chip design capability will give it more control over its supply chain, according to sources.

OPPO currently uses Snapdragon and MediaTek chips in their smartphones. OPPO is not the first smartphone company in recent times to make their own chips, Xiaomi launched its own Surge S1 chip back in 2017, but it was not successful. Samsung is another smartphone company which is successful with their Exynos chips, and HUAWEI uses its Kirin SoCs.

Earlier this month U.S. government further restricted HUAWEI’s access to American equipment and software, including HUAWEI’s supplier TSMC, which is the biggest contract chip maker.

It might take at least a year for OPPO to start making chip. We will have to wait for more details in coming months.

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Facebook testing music creating and collaboration app called ‘Collab’

Facebook’s NPE has released yet another app that brings people together during this period of quarantine. This time it is a music creation focused app called ‘Collab’ that lets people create, watch, and mix and match original videos.

With the app, users can create three independent videos that will play in sync to create a new musical recording. To do this, a user can add in their own recording, or even discover an arrangement to complete their composition by swiping through the app. Facebook claims that no musical experience is required at all.

Once the ‘collab’ is created, users will get the option to publish it on the app for others to watch and even use in their own creations. There is also an option to share Collabs in other apps like Instagram, Facebook Stories, etc.

Facebook is currently testing Collab as a invite-only beta for iOS in the US and Canada. The app was accelerated in development due to pandemic situation and still has many bugs and issues.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 said to have entered mass production ahead of August launch

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event back in February last and the company’s second foldable phone Galaxy  Z Flip was introduced in February this year. Now a new report in Korea says that Samsung has started mass production of the Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone.

The company during the recent earnings said that it will continue to offer differentiated products in the premium segment with the launch of new foldable and Note models in the second half of the year.

Based on recent report details about Galaxy Fold 2 is expected as early as June. The company will use UTG (ultra thin glass, ultra-thin glass), used in the Galaxy Z Flip will be used in the Fold 2.  UTG is considered to be superior to CPI (transparent polyimide) present in Galaxy Fold.

In the other news, a Samsung Galaxy Fold patent revealed a long display on the front to show notifications. It also added that it will come with an IP-rating. However, it is not clear if the upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 will use this feature.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is said to be introduced along with the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20+ at its Unpacked event sometime in August.

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Apple acquires machine learning startup ‘Inductiv’ to improve Siri

In recent times, Apple has been buying AI and machine learning based startups in a bid to improve their own software. The latest company to be acquired by Apple is Waterloo, Ontario-based machine-learning startup called Inductiv Inc., whose engineers have joined Apple to work on improving services related to Siri.

The startup was known to work on technology that used AI to identify and correct errors in data, automating the process. Feeding clean data sets to an AI can help improve the training process by a significant amount, and automating the process meant less human interaction.

Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, continues to lag behind many of its competitors when it comes to features offered and voice recognition capabilities. Integrating Inductiv’s technology would help improve Siri’s underlying machine learning sciences and also other AI-based services in the company, contributing to Apple’s presence in the AI and machine learning industry.

Recently Apple had acquired Voysis, which was another AI startup, in a bid to improve Siri’s natural language processing capabilities. Other startups that were acquired by Apple recently include Dark Sky, NextVR, etc.

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realme X2 Pro realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.27 with May Security Patch, DocVault ID and Bug Fixes]

realme recently launched the realme X2 Pro smartphone in India running ColorOS 6.1 on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update .

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme X2 Pro.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme X2 Pro, also check out our realme X2 Pro content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme X2 Pro so far,

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

RMX1931EX_11.C.27 Changelog,

Security
● Android security patch: May, 2020

Applications
● Added DocVault(India)

Screen Recording
● Optimized screen recording feature

Known issue fixed
● Fixed the issue of touch failure in some scenes during PUBG
● Fixed the issue that phone restarted after the screen stuck during WeChat calls

System
● Fixed some known issues and improved system stability

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Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) with 13.3-inch FHD Touch display, Intel Core processor with Hybrid Technology, 4G LTE announced

Samsung has upgraded Galaxy Book S, the company’s Windows 10 laptop with 4G support and fan-less design. It still has 13.3-inch Full HD touch display, but the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform has been replaced by new Intel Core processor, making it the first device to offer the processor with Intel’s Foveros 3D stacking technology and a hybrid CPU architecture. It intelligently balances multiple high-performing processes during use while conserving battery when not in use, says the company.

In addition to 4G LTE, it also has Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), weighs just 950g and only 11.8mm at its thickest point. It lets you boost the brightness up to 600 nits using a two-key shortcut. With partnership with Microsoft, you can enjoy your favorite Android operating system on your Windows PC for a seamless and continuous device-to-device experience, says Samsung. With Microsoft’s Your Phone feature, you can sync your mobile device to receive notifications, messages, cross-device copy & paste and photo transfer, all on the Galaxy Book S.

Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) comes in Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray colors and is priced at 1,129 Euros (US$ 1256 / Rs. 94,935 approx.) for the 256GB storage version in Europe and the 512GB storage version costs £999 (US$ 1,230 / Rs. 93,010 approx.) in UK.

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Google Chrome v84 will automatically blocks abusive permission requests and notifications

Browsing websites online can be tiring sometimes as the user will often have to deal with obtrusive, misleading notifications that phish for private information or promote malware. Recognising this issue, Google is adding a feature in the Chrome v84 update that will automatically enable a quieter notification UI for sites that are flagged with abusive permission requests or abusive notifications.

Among the user complaints for Chrome, abusive notification prompts ranks at the top. Chrome has categorised them into two – “permission request issues” and “notification issues”. Permission request issues are those requests that are designed to mislead, trick, or force users into allowing notifications, while Notification issues include fake messages that resemble chat messages, warnings, or system dialogs.

The update will also be arriving for Google Chrome on Android and iOS soon. Google has generated an  Abusive Notifications Report in the Search Console where site owners can check to see if their site has been flagged or not. If it does violate Google’s criteria’s, they will receive a mail, and be given 30 days to review their websites notification prompts and to make changes.

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ACT Fibernet to increase broadband plan tariff from June 1

ACT Fibernet has been constantly upgrading its broadband plans and has given various offers to users like the recent free upgrade to 300 Mbps speeds and unlimited data. While the broadband tariff has been constant over the past few years, now the company is increasing its broadband plan prices in various cities of India starting June 1st, 2020.

In a mail to its users, ACT Fibernet said that it is implementing “a nominal increase” in the price of its broadband plans. The hike is said to be 2-4% in most of the cities the company operates and the hike is not consistent across all the plans. For instance, in Chennai, the rental of ACT Storm plan is being increased by Rs. 26 per month (excluding GST) and the rental of ACT Blaze plan is being increased by Rs. 21 per month (excluding GST). On the other hand, in Delhi (Via), the rental of ACT Silver Promo plan is being increased by Rs. 50 per month (excluding GST).

The company says that the broadband sector has seen unprecedented challenges over the last few years which has led to increased cost of operations, and it is to be noted that the data usage has also been increased lately due to people staying at homes.

The price hike will be reflected in users’ monthly bill starting June 1st, 2020. Lastly, ACT Fibernet’s app and website still shows the old prices, but the revised prices are expected to be listed soon.

In our endeavour to provide you a superior internet experience, we continue to invest in upgrading our technology, network, data centres, last-mile fibre connectivity and multi-platform customer support centres, amongst others. We have kept prices constant over the past few years, despite significant cost increases and investments for superior internet experience. In addition, our sector has also seen unprecedented challenges over the last few years, leading to increased cost of operations. Given the above facts, we will be implementing a nominal increase of Rs.26/-‘ p.m. which will reflect in your monthly bill starting from June 2020

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Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 announced

Qualcomm Technologies has announced their FastConnect 6900 and FastConnect 6700 mobile connectivity systems that combine industry leading technologies like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. By integrating them, Qualcomm was able to achieve peak speeds of up to 3.6Gbps, enabling applications that require ultra-low latency and advanced audio capabilities.

Both systems have various features integrated like Qualcomm 4K QAM (for 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz), 160MHz support in 5 and 6GHz bands and integrated Bluetooth 5.2, which implements a second Bluetooth antenna with intelligent switching capabilities. Along with improved Bluetooth reliability and range, Bluetooth 5.2 also enables Qualcomm aptX Adaptive and Qualcomm aptX Voice.  The FastConnect 6900 features additional features like 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) that result in its peak speeds of 3.6Gbps.

The new systems come with improvements in latency, capacity and network efficiency. Utilising the platforms ultra-low latency enables multiple use cases in mobile gaming and XR applications. Qualcomm claims it can deliver a latency reduction of up to 8x in congested environments, which can improve gaming experiences.

The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 solutions will start shipping for production during the second half of 2020. 

Commenting on the announcement, Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, mobile and compute connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said:

With the introduction of the FastConnect 6900 and 6700 solutions, Qualcomm Technologies is redefining the mobile experience by extending the power of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6 GHz band and advancing wireless audio with cutting-edge integrated Bluetooth 5.2 features. These innovations enable us to further break away from the pack and deliver a connectivity portfolio optimized to accelerate global adoption across multiple smartphone tiers.

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Xbox Series X will add HDR, up to 120fps support to some older games

Microsoft already revealed the specifications of its upcoming Series X and recently it teased  13 new titles that are optimized for the console with 4K 120 fps support. Now the company has revealed support for backward game compatibility for the console. It said that the series X will double the fps count from 30 fps to 60 fps or 60 fps to 120 fps in select titles.

Microsoft said that backwards compatible games run natively on the Xbox Series X hardware, running with the full power of the CPU, GPU and the SSD and these titles also see significant reductions in in-game load times from the massive leap in performance from the custom NVME SSD which powers the Xbox Velocity Architecture.

The new Quick Resume feature can also be enabled for backward-compatible titles. Quick Resume enables players to resume exactly where they left off, across multiple titles, ensuring gamers can get right back to the fun in an instant.

The company said that the game compatibility team has invented brand-new techniques that enable even more titles to run at higher resolutions and image quality while still respecting the artistic intent and vision of the original creators.

Regarding the resurrection of older titles for the new Xbox, Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X, said:

The team also continues to listen to feedback from the community on additional titles you would like to see added to the compatibility program. Resurrecting titles from history often presents a complex mix of technical and licensing challenges, but the team is committed to doing everything we can to continue to preserve our collective gaming legacy.

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Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro with 6.6-inch display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 8499

Infinix just launched the Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro smartphones in India. These pack a 6.6-inch HD+ punch-hole display with 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, houses an 8-megapixel camera inside the screen and also has an LED flash on the front bezel. The phones are powered by MediaTek Helio P22 12nm SoC with 4GB of RAM, runs Android 10 with XOS 6.0. The Hot 9 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with triple LED flash, while the Hot 9 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel camera with quad LED flash. Both these feature  a 2-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots, 2-megapixel camera for macro shots and a dedicated Low-light Sensor.

These have a fingerprint sensor on the back, gem-cut texture design on the back, come with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card lots and pack a 5000mAh battery.

Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro specifications

The Infinix Hot 9 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro come in Ocean Wave and Violet colors. The Hot 9 is priced at Rs. 8499 and will go on sale on Flipkart starting from June 8th and the Hot 9 Pro is priced at Rs. 9499 and will go on sale on Flipkart starting from June 5th.

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Daiwa launches 43-inch Smart D43QUHS 4K UHD and D43QFS FHD LED TVs in India

Daiwa, a sub-brand of Videotex International, has launched two new budget TVs in India. The Smart D43QUHS features a 43-inch 4K UHD panel while the D43QFS features a 43-inch FHD LED panel. They both run Daiwa’s own UI, called “The Big Wall” that comes with a content discovery engine 1700000+ hours of content, 10000+ free movies, etc.

The D43QUHS is the more premium model of the two, with a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and runs Android 9.0. For ports, it has 3 HDMI Ports and 2 USB Ports, Bluetooth, Wi-fi connectivity, E-sharing, and it comes preloaded with official apps like Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, Voot, Sun NXT, Jio Cinema, etc. The D43QFS, on the other hand, runs a quad-core processor too, but with 1GB RAM, 8B of internal storage and runs Android 8.0.

The Daiwa D43QUHS 43-inch is priced for Rs. 24990, while the D43QFS 43-inch for Rs. 21990 and both will be available in retail stores across India.

Commenting on the launch, Arjun Bajaaj, CEO & Founder Daiwa said:

We are delighted to launch the 43 inch TVs with the most advanced user experience both for storage and entertainment. The addition of dbx-tv’s precision audio technology to our 4K TVs shall bring the very best experience and value for our customers. The Lockdown has pushed the consumption of the OTT Content which has in turn pushed the demand for Smart TVs. We are glad to present our range of Smart TVs at the most affordable price points with state of the art features, for the Indian consumers.

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AKG K361-BT and K371-BT wireless studio headphones, AKG Lyra microphone launched in India starting at Rs. 9499

AKG, which is now a Samsung brand has announced new professional studio headphones- K361-BT, K371-BT, and Lyra microphone in India. This comes after the launch of AKG Y100, Y500, N200 and N700NC M2 wireless earphones and headphones in India last year.

The AKG K361-BT and K371-BT feature an over-ear, closed-back design with oval earpads. These pack a 50mm diamond coated driver unit and pure oxygen-free copper voice coils for utmost acoustic precision. The K361-BT has a frequency response of 15 Hz to 28 kHz and the K371-BT has a frequency response of 5 Hz to 40 kHz.

The K361-BT has a foldable 3-position articulated hinge while the K371-BT has a foldable 8-position articulated hinge. Both connect to your device through Bluetooth 5.0 or you can choose to plug in a cable for wired listening. Lastly, the K361-BT promises 28 hours of battery life on a single charge and the K371-BT promises 40 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Apart from this, the company has also launched its new Lyra microphone. It is a 4K Ultra-HD Multi-Mode USB Condenser microphone and delivers 24-bit/192kHz audio. It has zero-latency monitoring through 3.5 mm jack and features 4 capture modes – Front, Front and Back, Tight stereo, and Wide-stereo. Lastly, it supports stand-mounted or desktop use.

Pricing and Availability

The AKG K361-BT is priced at Rs. 9499, K371-BT is priced at Rs. 10,499 and the Lyra microphone is available at an introductory price of Rs. 9,499. All the 3 products are available to buy from Amazon.in.

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Xiaomi Mi Box 4K Review: The best 4K HDR Android TV box in a budget

Xiaomi finally launched the Mi Box 4K, the company’s 4K Android TV box in India last month. This was launched as Mi Box S in the US back in 2018. This Android TV box turns any normal TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV and also comes with a remote. The specifications look good on paper for the price. Let us dive into the review to find out if this is the best value for money Android TV box out there.

Box Contents

Design and Build

The Mi Box 4K is a tiny little box with rounded corners and weighs just 147 grams since it is made of plastic. It has a Mi logo on the top.

On the bottom there is a Mi Box branding along with Mi logo. There is serial number and BIS logo. You can also see grips on the four corners so that the plastic back doesn’t get scratched.

There is a small groove running around, extending to the back. On the front there is a LED indicator that glows in white and red colors. It is hardly visible when it is off.

All the important ports such as audio out, HDMI, USB 2.0 and power port are present on the back.

The remote resembles that one that comes with Mi TVs with power button, Google Assistant button, nav pad, Netflix and Prime Video shortcut buttons and volume buttons (1 to 15). There is also back button and home button. Only thing that differentiates between the Mi TV remote and the Mi Box remote is the app menu launcher button instead of Mi button in the Mi TVs that lets you go to Xiaomi’s own Patchwall interface, which the Mi Box lacks. There is a microphone on the top of the remote that picks up voice commands clearly.

There is Bluetooth logo and Mi branding on the back of the remote. The Mi Box doesn’t have an infrared sensor, so the remote operation is only through Bluetooth. It takes only a few seconds to pair the remote to the Box when you set up for the first time. Since it is over Bluetooth, you don’t need to point the remote to the TV.

Software and apps

Even though the Mi Box S was launched running Android 8.1 couple of years back, it offered Android 9 update for the box in April, and the Mi Box 4K in India got the Android 9 update when we booted up the device. It also has built-in Chromecast for casting content from other devices easily. It has Android security patch for March, 2020. The company has not confirmed if will offer upcoming major Android TV updates. Mi TVs get frequent updates to add new features, but this runs stock Android TV without any Mi TV features like Patchwall, so it is hard to expect updates.

The UI looks similar to any other Android TV that runs Android 9 with options to arrange apps on the home screen. Clicking the apps shows all the apps installed. It also shows a couple of app recommendations, but there are no other ads. It supports Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, ZEE5, and YouTube out of the box and lets you download more apps and games from the Google Play Store.

Performance

The Mi Box 4K is powered by Amologic S905L Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 28nm processor clocked up to 1.5GHz per core and Mali 450 GPU. Navigation with the remote is smooth without any lags.

It supports a lot of audio and video codecs and can play 4K video at up to 60fps. H.265 HEVC up to 4K x 2K at 60fps, H.264 up to 4K x 2K at 30fps, VC-1 1080p at 60fps well as MPEG 1/2/4 1080p at 60fps and Real 7/8/9 up to 1080p. It natively supports RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, Mp4 and 3D video formats, MP3, APE and FLAC audio formats with DOLBY and DTS and JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF.

You can adjust the resolution from the display settings manually depending on the TV.

There is also option to switch from SDR to HDR that boosts the overall quality, especially when watching videos. And there is also option to switch from HDR to SDR.

Since it has Widevine L1 certification, it can play up to 4K content on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming apps. Even though the DRM Info app says that HDR is not support, HDR content worked without any issues on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, if the TV connected supports HDR. We were able to play 4K HDR content from a hard disk without any issues. Local 4K HDR videos through external HDD worked without any issues, but there is no indication if it’s playing in HDR or not. You can also install VLC player from the Play Store if you like to tweak video settings.

Connectivity

It has Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.2 (AIDA64 shows it has Bluetooth 4.1). There is 2.0b port (HDCP 2.2) and USB 2.0 and audio out.

It comes with 8GB of internal storage, out of which about 5.4GB is free. You can also connect external hard disks using the USB port.

In 5GHz Wi-Fi  it clocked 90Mbps download speed in an 100Mbps Jio Fiber connection.

In other app, in the same 5GHz Wi-Fi  it clocked about 94Mbps download speed and 10Mbps upload (Speed is 10:1 for Jio Fiber) in 100Mbps connection. There is no issue when the router is nearby, but the speed goes below 50Mbps when the router is far away, especially in 5GHz when it is 8 to 10 feet far way.

Conclusion

So should get the Mi Box 4K? If you already have an old 1080p or 4K TV which is not a smart TV or a custom smart TV that doesn’t run the any of the latest streaming apps, this is definitely good pick since it offers the same Android TV experience that comes built in with the latest Android TVs. The Bluetooth remote with voice support comes in handy.

Competition

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a good competition, but it is selling in the country for Rs. 5,999, which is slightly costly. Xiaomi recently teased the Mi TV stick with a remote, but there are no details yet about the launch yet.

Availability

Priced at Rs. 3499, it is available from Flipkart, mi.com, Mi Home and Mi Studio.

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Google India issues clarification on recent app removals from the Play Store

Google PlayStore

In recent weeks, some apps went viral on the Google Play Store in India and soon they were taken down by Google which received particular attention here. While the exact reason for taking down was not mentioned then, now Google India has issued an official clarification for the same.

Google in its India Blog said that it took down a “video app” for a number of technical policy violations that could include spamming users or the Play Store, message spam, repetitive content, webview and affiliate spam, or the primary purpose is to serve ads.

Similarly, Google has also suspended apps that “encourages or incentivizes users into removing or disabling third-party apps or modifying device settings or features unless it is part of a verifiable security service”. Google further adds that an app that is allowed specifically to target other apps will lead to behaviour that is not in the best interest of the consumers and developer community.

While Google has not specified the names of the apps that were removed recently, it should be the ‘Mitron App’ (a TikTok clone) and ‘Remove China Apps’ application. Google said that the “video app” can go back up on the Play Store if the issues are addressed and the developer adheres to the guidelines set by Google Play.

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HTC Desire 20 Pro with FHD+ punch-hole display, 6GB of RAM, quad rear cameras surfaces

Update — June 4, 2020: The HTC Desire 20 Pro has surfaced on Google Play’s Console Device Catalog with the  codename “htc_bymdugl” and model name “HTC 2Q9J10000” that reveals FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels) display along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 6GB of RAM and Android 10 that were confirmed in benchmark leak earlier.

Earlier — May 1, 2020: HTC Wildfire X and Wildfire R70 were introduced in India last year and this year. Now the schematic of the upcoming HTC Desire 20 Pro has surfaced revealing a punch-hole screen, quad rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

HTC 2Q9J10000 codenamed “Bayamo” surfaced last month on Geekbench listing revealing Snapdragon 665 SoC, 6GB of RAM and Android 10, hinting at a mid-range smartphone, so we can possibly expect HD+ screen similar to the X and R70.

We still don’t have any other details about the phone, but we can expect the phone to be introduced sometime in Q2 2020.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Samsung Galaxy A31 with 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 48MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India for Rs. 21999

Samsung just launched the Galaxy A31, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in India, as it had promised. It packs a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and is powered by an Octa-Core processor with 6GB of RAM, has a 48-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel 123° ultra-wide angle camera, 5-megapixel depth sensor, 5-megapixel macro camera and a 20-megapixel camera on the front.

It has a glasstic body with dual-tone finish, has an in-display fingerprint sensor, should come with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots, and packs a huge 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging via USB Type-C.

Samsung Galaxy A31 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A31 comes in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue and Prism Crush White colors, is priced at Rs. 21999 and will be available from Amazon.in, Flipkart, Samsung India website, Samsung Opera House as well as retail outlets offline staring today.

Commenting on the launch, Aditya Babbar, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said:

With Galaxy A series, we are bringing meaningful innovation to all our consumers. In the first quarter of 2020, we introduced many industry-first and breakthrough features in mid segment smartphones through Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. We are happy to announce the exciting, new Galaxy A31 which carries the DNA of A series — awesome screen, awesome camera and long-lasting battery life — at a more affordable price point.

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Google now lets iOS users to sign-in to Google accounts with USB/NFC security keys

An important security feature in Google’s Advanced Protection Program is the ability to security keys for an external authentication method. Google has announced that they will natively support the W3C WebAuthn implementation for Google Accounts in iOS 13.3 and above. This improves the user experience by enabling more security keys to be used as authentication.

There are a variety of security keys available for users to protect their accounts, including Google’s own Titan Security Key. They create an extra secure authentication step, protecting a user’s account even if their password was compromised.

Along with native support for the W3C WebAuthn implementation, Google is also adding additional choices for iOS users.

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$5 Billion lawsuit filed against Google for violating user privacy

Another day and yet another lawsuit against Google for breaking privacy laws in the USA. Google’s parent company, Alphabet is being sued for nearly $5 billion in the San Jose Federal Court, California for collecting data from users. Google has denied the claims and has stated that they will vigorously defend themselves in court.

The lawsuit claims that Google was violating user trust by continuing to collect information about the user’s online habits even if the user had turned on incognito mode. Specifically, the lawsuit mentions that Google collects data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins.

Google outright denies the claims of having broken user trust. A spokesperson from Google stated, “we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity,”. They will fight the lawsuit that wishes to fine Google at least $5,000 in damages per user for violating federal wiretapping and California privacy laws.

In the recent past, an increasing amount of companies have been accused of breaking user privacy and trust. In May, 2020, researchers at Forbes claimed to discover Xiaomi’s hidden practice of collecting personally identifiable user information, even when the browser’s incognito mode was turned on. Xiaomi had since denied the claims and updated their browser to give users a toggle to turn off aggregated data collection in incognito mode.

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Nokia 43-inch 4K LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Vision, JBL audio launched in India for Rs. 31999

Flipkart and Nokia have launched the second Nokia branded Smart TV in India, as they had promised. The 43-inch 4K Ultra HD TV has narrow bezels offering infinity-edge viewing experience. It has MEMC technology, intelligent dimming, wide color gamut and Dolby Vision. The TV has built-in 24 watt speakers on the bottom with DTS TruSurround, Dolby Audio and audio optimizations from JBL for deep bass. It runs Android 9.0 with support for Google Assistant, Chromecast in-built and lets you download more apps via Google’s Android Play Store.

Nokia 43-inch Smart TV specifications

The 43-inch Nokia Smart TV is priced at Rs. 31,999 and will go on sale on Flipkart starting from June 8th. Citi Credit and Debit card users get flat Rs. 1500 discount in the first sale.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 16 and OMEN 15 gaming laptops with Intel and AMD CPU options announced

HP has announced two new gaming laptops, updating models in their OMEN lineup and their Pavilion Gaming laptops. The OMEN 15 features both Intel 10th Gen and AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors this time, along with up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with MAX-Q Design. The Pavilion Gaming 16 feature up to 10th Gen Core i7 processors and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design.

For the OMEN 15, HP is offering both Intel and AMD CPU options this time. Users can configure their laptop up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series processors or up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H-series Processor. The GPU can be configured up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with MAX-Q Design, RAM up to 32 GB DDR4, and 1 TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSD.

There are many screen options too for the 15.6-inch display too, including OLED, UHD 120 Hz, or FHD 300 Hz. HP has designed a 80-degree flat hinge and the displays can also be NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible.

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 features a 16-inch, 300 nits, micro-edge bezel display that can be configured up to 1080p 144 Hz panel. For internals, the Pavilion Gaming 16, HP offers up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design GPU and features Wi-Fi 6 support.

The HP OMEN 15 is expected to available from today on HP.com for a starting price of $999.99 (Approx. Rs. 75,465). The Pavilion Gaming 16 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $799.99 (Approx. Rs. 60,375).

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Data Science Congress 2020 virtual event featuring world leaders in AI to be held on June 6th and 7th

Aegis School of Data Science has announced the 3rd edition of Data Science Congress (DSC) will be a virtual event on 6th and 7th June 2020. The event is supported by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as chamber partner along with mUni Campus as powered partner and also DSC supports Safe n Happy Periods which is creating awareness on shamefree and painfree menstruation time.

Data Science Congress 2020 is a confluence of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Cognitive, and Cyber Security. Data Science Congress was initiated in 2017 with a vision of bringing India at the center stage of the world forum for AI, Data Science, Cyber Security research, education, and skill development as India is having the largest pool of talents exposed to math and coding skills which are essential for these exponential technologies.

In Data Science Congress 2020, the world authorities, leading researchers, AI experts, Data Scientists will be speaking and over 10,000 educators, engineers, CXO’s, CTO, CEOs, students are likely to join the event.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India will be inaugurating the event.

The speakers and contributors enlightening the topics are the crème de la crème of the data industry:

For more speakers list visit datasciencecongress.com. FoneArena is one of media partners for the event.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India said:

New technologies like AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics have tremendous potential waiting to be tapped. These could be the key components towards building economy that brings quantum jump. These are the building blocks of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Dr Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Dean, Aegis School of Data Science said:

Considering the current unprecedented situation around the world, Data Science Congress this year will be a virtual event and so the pivot was to get the best of the content. With the current assembly of speakers which are prime, pre-eminent and celebrated in their respective spheres, we are confident that this virtual event will be a treat to all the data admirers. Come join us on 6th and 7th June 2020

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra surfaces in Bluetooth SIG listing

Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Plus already surfaced in renders, now a new smartphone with the model number SM-N986U with Galaxy Note 20 Ultra name has surfaced. If this is true, then Samsung might replace the Note 20+ with the Note 20 Ultra, since three Galaxy Note series phone is doubtful.

Still, the Bluetooth SIG certification doesn’t guarantee the final name since the Galaxy S20 was first certified as Galaxy S11. Earlier rumors said that N986U will be the Galaxy Note20 Plus, which could come with a large camera bump and possibly a 108MP sensor like the S20 Ultra. It also revealed a 6.9-inch screen on the front, so the Ultra name could be apt, but the price of the phone could increase.

Samsung already confirmed during the recent earnings that it will continue to offer differentiated products in the premium segment with the launch of new foldable and Note models in the second half of the year. Both the Galaxy Note20 series and the Galaxy Fold 2 are expected to be announced in August, but it is not clear if it might get delayed.

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Xiaomi Mi CC10 Pro could pack 108MP camera, 12x optical zoom and up to 120x digital zoom

Xiaomi introduced the Mi CC9 Pro with 108MP penta rear cameras back in November last year and it was launched as Mi Note 10 for the global market. Now a new Xiaomi smartphone codenamed CAS is said to be in the work. This is rumored to pack a 108MP camera, but the company is said to use new HM2 sensor, an upgraded version of the HM1 sensor that is used in the latest Galaxy S20 Ultra that was introduced earlier this year.

The Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 comes with Samsung HMX sensor, and it was the first phone to use the Samsung’s 108MP sensor. The Xiaomi CAS is said to feature 12x optical zoom and up to 120x digital zoom. The Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 and the latest Mi 10 Lite Zoom Edition feature  5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom. The phone will likely use the combination of periscope telephoto sensor and the 108MP camera to achieve it.

This could be the high-end version of the Mi CC 10 series, so it could be Mi CC 10 Pro. The phone is said to be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G Mobile Platform with 5G support and is expected in July. We should know more details in the coming weeks.

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Facebook data transfer tool to export photos and videos to Google Photos now available worldwide

Update – June 4, 2020: After rolling out in Ireland in December 2019, UK and EU in March and United States and Canada in April 2020, now Facebook has confirmed that the data transfer tool is available worldwide.

Facebook has announced that they are testing a new tool that will streamline the process of transferring data from one service to another. The tool will allow users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.

Facebook has been looking into data transferring tools for quite a while, taking feedback from stakeholders in UK, Germany, Brazil, Singapore and more. The photo transfer tool that is being developed and tested now is based on code that was developed during the open source Data-Transfer Project.

The tool will first be available in Ireland from today and Facebook plans to have a global rollout sometime in the first half of 2020. Facebook promises that the tool will have security and privacy features built in such as encrypted data transfer, password verification and more.

Facebook is encouraging other companies to also participate in making tools that will allow users to seamlessly transfer data between services. If you are in Ireland, you can test out the tool here today.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 with AMOLED color display, new sports modes to be announced on June 11

Update — June 9, 2020: Xiaomi has confirmed larger screen that is 20% bigger than the Mi Band 4, magnetic charging, multi-function NFC, high-precision sensors, and upgraded heart rate sleep/stress/respiratory health data.

Update — June 8, 2020: Xiaomi has posted a new teaser that confirms a familiar design and Black, Green and Orange colored bands. It also confirms pressure monitoring, option to track women’s health like mensuration, sports modes such as rowing machines, yoga, and rope skipping. It also has support for mobile payments with the NFC version.

Earlier: Xiaomi has finally confirmed that it will introduce the Mi Band 5, successor of last year’s Mi Band 4 in China on June 11th, the same date the Mi Band 4 was announced. Based on the image that has surfaced in Mi Wear app, it shows a similar design as the Band 4. This will reportedly come with a slightly larger 1.2-inch screen.

It is said to come with Sp02 sensor for Blood Oxygen monitoring, PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence), which is available in Amazfit products and analog clock face option built-in. The company is said to integrate Alexa support in partnership with Amazon, but it might be limited to higher end model since only the Mi Band 4 NFC version had XiaoAI support in China.

Other expected features are World Clock, Calendar, Menstruation/Period tracking, meditation guidance and 5 new sports modes: yoga, elliptical machine, rowing machine, skipping rope and indoor bicycle.

We should know all the details including the price when it goes official on Thursday.

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Xiaomi opens crowdfunding for Mi Electric Toothbrush T100 in India for Rs. 549

Xiaomi today opened crowdfunding for its new Mi Electric Toothbrush T100 in India, after the T300 back in February. It has Ultra-soft bristles, GMSoft Sonic high frequency motor, Dual pro-brush modes with equiclean auto timer, Low-noise design, IPX7 Water0Proof body and promises 30 days Battery Life on a single charge. Xiaomi says that the brush-heads need to be replaced every 3-4 months and it will be sold separately on mi.com in the future.

Features of Mi Electric Toothbrush T100

The Mi Electric Toothbrush T100 is available for crowdfunding on mi.com at Rs. 549 (Rs. 599 is the original price) with a funding goal of 2500 units, and will start shipping from 15th July, on successful completion of the crowdfunding.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

HTC schedules new smartphone launch event for June 16

HTC has scheduled an event on June 16th in Taiwan to introduce a new smartphone. The company also says  “1+1 unlimited possibilities”, and the invite has Vive icon along with the HTC icon. It is not clear if the company will introduce two new smartphones or a phone and a vive product.

The invite also confirms a smartphone with a punch-hole screen and quad rear cameras, similar to the rumored Desire 20 Pro that surfaced recently. Based on the latest rumors, the phone will pack a FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 6GB of RAM and run Android 10. The sketch leak revealed a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, so it will likely come with an LCD screen.

We should know more details about the new HTC smartphone next Tuesday.

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Vivo Z1Pro and Vivo Z1x Android 10 Funtouch OS 10 update begins rolling out in India

Vivo has finally started rolling out Funtouch OS 10, the next major Funtouch update based on Android 10 for its Z1Pro and Z1x smartphones in India. The Z1 Pro was launched in India back in July 2019 and the Z1x was launched in September, both running Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch OS 9. The latest Funtouch OS 10 brings new, minimal UI design, new icons, new off-screen clock, live wallpapers, Jovi virtual assistant improvements and lots more.

The Vivo Z1Pro PD1911F_EX_A_1.7.8 Funtouch OS 10 update update is 3.1GB in size and also includes Android security patch for May 2020. Similarly, the update for Z1x PD1921F_EX_A_1.11.4 is 3.32GB in size.

Vivo has confirmed that the update for these smartphones are released under the greyscale test and it will roll out widely for everyone soon. It did not confirm when it will release the update for other phones. Check out the complete changelog below.

Recommended

  • Upgraded Android 10 to improve system performance.
  •  The brand new UI design of Funtouch OS 10 will present with the most real and the most natural sensory experience.

Dynamic Effects

  • Added a variety of dynamic effects allowing you to customize your own dynamic style freely in the Dynamic Effects menu in Settings..

Compass

  • Merged the interfaces for the compass and the spirit level to improve efficiency.

Calculator

  • Added exchange rate conversion function to help you quickly convert between different currencies.
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New OnePlus TV at affordable price launching in India on July 2 [Update: Under Rs. 20000 starting price confirmed]

Update: OnePlus has posted another teaser that confirms that it will be priced starting at less than Rs. 20,000. It has also enabled ‘notify me’ option on  Amazon.in.

OnePlus launched its 55-inch 4K QLED TVs with 50W speakers in India back in September last year starting at Rs. 69,900. Today the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the launch of new OnePlus TV in India in an online event on July 2nd. “We’re making our premium smart TV experience more accessible to our Indian community #SmarterTV,” said Pete Lau in a tweet. This confirms that the new TV will be cheaper compared to the older models.

OnePlus will launch two new series of OnePlus TV.  “The new OnePlus smart TVs are targeted to bring a premium experience across different screen sizes to the mid-range as well as the entry-level Smart TV segments in India,” said the company.

The new series will follow OnePlus’ philosophy of burdenless design, best-in-class display, premium design and seamless connected experiences  within their respective price segments.

Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said:

In 2020, we aim to further enhance the OnePlus connected ecosystem experience. We look forward to offering a wider range of smart TVs that embody our burdenless technology experience, and also provide a truly seamless smart TV experience for our community at an accessible price range. We believe the new range of OnePlus TVs will re-define the premium experience in their respective price segments by providing unparalleled quality, coupled with best-in-class displays and premium design.

The teaser mage just shows the top angle of the TV, but it doesn’t reveal any other details such as size of the TV, but we can expect it to run Android 9. According to a new ET report, the affordable model will be priced at $200 or Rs. 15,000 and the company is also planning a mid-range smart TVs priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 40,000 range.

Bluetooth SIG listing recently revealed a new OnePlus TV with model number 55UA0A00 as well as new remote RC-003A, so we can expect a 55-inch model. This is said to use a new MediaTek processor.

The company has been taking feedback regarding its current TVs and is pushing software updates to fix bugs. The latest OTA update 4 for the TVs that roll out last week brought several fixes including enhancements to Ultra Smooth effect, improvements to Netflix server connectivity, added support for third party AirPlay service apps and more.

The new OnePlus series of TV launch event will happen at 7 PM IST, 2 July, via livestream. We should know more details about the upcoming OnePlus TV models soon.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Sony PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 11

Update 2: After cancelling the June 4th event, Sony has now rescheduled the event for June 11th at 1PM PDT (1:30 AM IST June 12) and it will offer live stream on playstation.com.

Update: Sony has announced that it has decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard,” said the company.

Earlier: Sony just confirmed that it will hold PlayStation 5 online event on June 4th. The company already confirmed the specifications of the and also revealed the DualSense Wireless Controller, but it has not revealed the design of the console yet, which we will get to see at the event next week along with new games.

To remind you, the PS5 will pack 8-core AMD Zen 2 based CPU, RDNA 2 based GPU with 36 compute units, 16GB GDDR6 RAM that is complemented with custom 825GB NVMe SSD which is connected to the main processor via a four-lane PCI Express 4.0 interconnect. It will feature Tempest Audio engine which can process hundreds of sound sources in high quality to provide excellent sound presence and locality.

The DualSense wireless controller gets new haptic feedback mechanism that can offer a variety of vibration sensations for different types of scenarios in games. The L2 and R2 buttons have also been fitted with adaptive triggers, providing gamers with a variable tension that can be perfect for situations like drawing a bow to shoot an arrow. It has  “Create” button that will be used to create gameplay content to be shared or viewed later, built-in microphone array for quick voice chats, built-in rechargeable batteries, a two-tone design and an updated light bar position.

The Sony PlayStation 5 event on June 4th starts at 1PM PDT (1:30 AM IST) and it will offer live stream on playstation.com.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Vivo Y50 with 6.53-inch FHD+ iView display, 8GB RAM, 5000mAh battery launched in India for Rs. 17990

Update – 9th June, 2020: Vivo has launched the Y50 smartphone in India for Rs. 17,990 (8GB+128GB) and will go on sale starting June 10th, 2020.

Earlier: Vivo launched the Y50 smartphone in China back in April and recently, the rumours of India launch of the Vivo Y50 surfaced as well. Almost after 1 and half months of launch in China, the Vivo Y50 is finally launching in India on June 10th, 2020.

A dedicated microsite has gone live on Flipkart with key details of the smartphone and the sale date. According to the listing, the vivo Y50 will be sold in a single 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant and there is no information on the 6GB RAM variant yet. Further, it will go on sale starting June 10 on Flipkart, and we should know more information on the price and the time of sale in the coming days.

In case you missed, here are the specifications of the vivo Y50

Vivo Y50 specifications

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Motorola One Fusion+ with 6.5-inch FHD+ Total Vision display, quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery announced

Motorola One Fusion+ smartphone has been in the rumours lately and it was spotted recently on YouTube’s device certification page as well. Finally now, Motorola has officially unveiled the One Fusion+ smartphone in Europe.

Motorola One Fusion+ flaunts a 6.5-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 display and the company calls it as ‘Total Vision’ display. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded further up to 1TB with microSD. It has a plastic body with a glossy finish, curved edges, and a noticeable chin at the bottom. There’s also a physical rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Coming to the optics, the Motorola One Fusion+ sports quad-rear cameras which is a combination of 64MP (primary with f/1.8 aperture) + 8MP (ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture) + 5MP (macro with f/2.4 aperture) + 2MP (depth with f/2.4 aperture). Similar to the Motorola One Hyper, the One Fusion+ also sports a pop-up front camera which is a 16MP f/2.2 unit. It runs on Android 10 and lastly, it packs a large 5000mAh battery with support for 15W TurboPower charging.

Motorola One Fusion+ specifications

Pricing and availability

Motorola One Fusion+ comes in Moonlight White and Twilight Blue color options, and is priced at €299 (US$ 338 / Rs. 25,526 approx.) and will be available in Europe later this month. There is no word on the availability in other markets yet.

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“Touchless” cash withdrawals using smartphone being tested at ATMs across India

Withdrawing cash from ATMs can be very risky during the COVID-19 pandemic, since it requires you to touch buttons on a machine that could have previously come in-contact with an infected person.  A solution to it is to have contact-less ATM withdrawals, and AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGSTTL) is currently testing such a technology for ATMs across India.

AGSTTL is currently providing a demo of the technology to interested banks. The solution does not require banks to replace their ATM machines, instead it can be implemented via a software update. It uses a QR code scanner from the banks mobile application to begin the authentication process. The rest of the process would work via the mobile app and the customer can collect the cash instantly.

The way it works is:

Commenting on the technology, Ravi B. Goyal, Chairman and MD, AGS Transact Technologies Limited said:

In the wake of the global pandemic, we have been working towards providing customers with a more streamlined and simplified user experience. India continues to have a strong base for cash transactions while QR code & BHIM UPI remain a popular choice for making digital payments. Our new Touchless ATM solution is an extension of the flagship QR Cash solution which ensures safety of the users and will provide a seamless cash withdrawal experience with enhanced security. With minimum investment, the banks can enable this solution for their ATM networks by upgrading the existing software. We are confident that this solution will resonate with Banks & customers alike

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 said to feature 7.7-inch 120Hz display, 6.23-inch cover display

Rumours of the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold have begun surfacing and this time, we have got news about the display specifications of the device. The Galaxy Fold 2 is said to feature a 120 Hz 7.7-inch display on the inside and a 6.23-inch display on the outside. It will also use the same thin glass material that protected the display of the Galaxy Z Flip.

Compared to last year’s model, the Galaxy Fold 2’s displays are said to be 0.4 inches and 1.63 inches bigger on the inside and outside respectively. This aligns perfectly towards the industry trend of having larger, bezel-less displays. The original Galaxy Fold had a rather small display on the outside, which made it a little difficult to use when it was folded. With the Fold 2, that should be taken care of.

The second interesting rumour is that Samsung will be upgrading the display’s refresh rate to 120Hz. They first made this change with Samsung Galaxy S20 series that was launched earlier this year. If this rumour is true, this would be the first foldable smartphone to also have a 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung will also likely ditch the transparent polyimide (PI) material for the Fold 2’s screen protector, in favour of the thin foldable glass that was used in the Galaxy Z Flip. This should increase the screen protection by quite a bit. The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to be launched during a virtual Unpacked event that will be held sometime during August.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition Unboxing and First Impressions

A few years back Xiaomi was very popular among Indian consumers for their great budget smartphone offerings. Since then, they have released products in so many other product segments and today they enter a new one, the laptop market. Xiaomi has finally taken off the wraps of its first ever laptop for the Indian market, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook and here we have our first impressions of its premium offering, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition.

Xiaomi has indeed put a lot of thought into the design and materials of the laptop. It is very clean and minimal looking, with nearly no branding visible. In fact, the only branding is the small “Mi” logo that’s visible on the bottom bezel of the display. Xiaomi has built the laptop out of the A5052 alloy, which is an aluminium and magnesium alloy. This makes the laptop quite light, 1.35Kg to be exact but still is very firm and rigid.

The laptop can be opened with just one hand, which is extremely satisfying, and here we find the next highlight feature of this laptop, its screen. It has a 14-inch 16:9 1080p anti-glare display and bordering it is thin bezels on the top, left and right edge. According to Xiaomi, the bezels measure at 3mm and it definitely looks really nice and modern.

What is interesting is that when Xiaomi made the bezels thin, they had to ditch the webcam.

However, they include an external USB HD webcam in the box, so that’s good.

The keyboard has no obvious faults in the layout and with 1.3mm key travel, the typing experience was not bad at all, but it is not backlit. The trackpad however, did not give me confidence when using it. The clicking mechanism was not up to the mark and trackpad material did not feel great either. We will test this out in more detail in our full review.

The specs of this laptop looks very promising. Our model is specced with an Intel Core i7 10510U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD. The Core i7 10510U is part of Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU, which can boost up to 4.9GHz. We will definitely be testing out this CPU with benchmarks in our full review. Xiaomi has also included a dedicated GPU, which is NVIDIA’s new GeForce MX350. This GPU is not powerful for high-end gaming by any means, but should enable light gaming and a give boost in GPU accelerated tasks.

There is a decent selection of ports for the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition. A total of 3 USB Type A ports, of which 2 are USB 3.1 while the other is USB 2.0. Along with this, there is a USB Type C port which supports 1C charging, a full size HDMI and a 3.5mm combo headphone jack. 

Windows 10 is preinstalled and Xiaomi promises there will be barely any bloatware in the device when setting it up. The only two extra applications present on the laptop were Mi Smart Share and Mi Blaze unlock. Both applications can be uninstalled if the user wishes.

The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition has great specs on paper and it looks like they have made good choices for its design and material choices. Reviewing this laptop is going to be interesting, considering its price tag of Rs. 59990, and also because this is Xiaomi’s entry into a new market space. It will be available from Amazon.in, Mi.com, Mi Home stores and Mi Studio from June 17th. Stay tuned to FoneArena for in-depth review.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 with 1.1-inch AMOLED color display, 11 sports modes, 24-hour sleep tracking announced

Xiaomi just announced the most expected Mi Band 5 at an online event in China, as it had promised. It has a 1.1-inch AMOLED color touch screen display, which is 20% bigger than the predecessor so that it can display more characters, has hundreds of customized themes to choose from, including fifty-four IP featured themes such as Spongebob Squarepants, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan. It has support for different watch faces and comes with 11 sports mode. The band is also 5ATM water resistant so that you can take it for swimming under 50 meters.

Xiaomi has finally enabled 24-hour sleep monitoring, including quick naps, REM deep sleep, irregular and sporadic sleep patterns, and rapid eye movement monitoring features. Sleep monitoring accuracy feature is improved by 40% and the heart rate monitoring of irregular movements boasts up to 50% improvement.

 

It has also added stress monitoring, breathing training, PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence), which is available in Amazfit products, women’s health tracking such as menstrual cycle prediction function paired with a vibration alert and phone camera shutter feature without any app. As usual, there is a NFC version. It promises up to days of battery life and comes with new magnetic charging cable.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 specifications

The Mi Band 5 comes in Black color with 6 different colorful straps in Black, Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, Yellow, and Green colors and is priced at 189 yuan (US$ 26.7 / Rs. 2,025 approx.) for the standard version and 229 yuan (US$ 32.3 / Rs. 2,455 approx.) for the NFC edition. It will go on sale in China from June 18th.

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Amazfit Stratos 3 sports watch with 1.34-inch display, dual operating system launching in India this June

Amazfit recently launched the Bip S, T-Rex smartwatch in India and the company is gearing up to launch another smartwatch in the country – Amazfit Stratos 3 professional sports watch.

Amazfit Stratos 3 will be launching in India post 20th June, 2020 and will It will be available on Flipkart and Amazfit India official store. It sports a 1.34-inch full round transflective MIP (Monochrome and color Memory-in-Pixel) display and 4 physical buttons to control the sports watch. It has a 316L stainless steel body with reinforced plastic and a black silicone strap that facilitates ventilation and perspiration, according to the company.

The Stratos 3 has two main control chips and two operating systems for sports and daily life. There are 80 professional sports mode and users can choose between 7-day Smart mode and 14-day Ultra Endurance mode which promises to offer 14-day battery life. Further, it packs Sony GNSS chips which means there is support for GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALILEO, and users can get up to 70 hours of continuous GPS.

On the connectivity front, the Stratos 3 supports 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE 5.0. Lastly, it runs on Amazfit OS, 5ATM water resistance, and packs a 300mAh battery.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Xiaomi launches Mi NoteBook 14 with FHD display, 10th Intel core processors, sleek metal body in India starting at Rs. 41999

Xiaomi just launched its Mi Notebook 14, the company’s first laptop in India, as it had promised. It comes in 3 models, and the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition has a 14 Full HD horizon display with 3mm bezels on the three sides and 91% screen-to-body ratio, while the normal version a 14-inch FHD screen has 81.2% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by 10th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor with 8GB of RAM, 2GB NVIDIA MX250/ 350  GPU options and 512GB SSD / M.2 NVMe SSD.

The notebook features A5052 aluminium and magnesium alloy body coated through a process of anodized sandblasting, which the company says is resistant to corrosion and abrasion. It has printed key text and scissor-switch keyboard mechanism with 1.3mm key travel, but it is not backlit, and it doesn’t have a dedicated number pad.

It has Mi Blaze unlock feature  that lets you unlock the laptop with Mi Band (3 & 4) when you bring them near the device, and the Mi Smart share allows you to transfer files easily between Android phones and the laptop. It has 46W battery that promises 10 hours of battery and 65w charger with fast charging that can charge from 0 to 50% in about 30 minutes.

Mi NoteBook 14 / Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition specifications

The Mi NoteBook 14 comes in Silver and the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon has Mercury Gray color and will be available from June 17th no Amazon.in, Mi.com, Mi Home stores and Mi Studio. Pricing as follows.

Xiaomi said that the pricing for standard Mi Notebook 14 is only till July 16th as a part of inaugural offer. Since the laptop doesn’t come with a webcam, the company bundles an external webcam.

Launch offer

Commenting on the launch, Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi, and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said:

At Xiaomi, we aspire to bring breakthrough technology, premium design and superior performance to our users. We are always listening to our Mi Fans, and they’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of Mi NoteBooks in India. We are excited to launch the series as Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition makes its global debut in India. With Mi Notebooks, we are confident that Indian consumers will love the harmonious balance of best in class technology, experience and design on Mi Notebooks.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro to get Android 11 Beta 1 this month

Google released the Android 11 Beta 1 yesterday and as usual, Pixel devices are the first one to get the update followed by other OEMs later. Shortly after the release, OPPO also announced that it is bringing the Android 11 Beta 1 update to its Find X2 Series soon.

OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro will be receiving the Android 11 Beta 1 sometime by end of this month. To recall, OPPO was in the list of manufacturers for Android Q Beta that was released last year and it is be noted that, as it is a beta update, it is not recommended to flash on your daily driver. The download links and more details on the Android 11 Beta 1 for the Find X2 Series is expected to be available soon.

In case you missed, Android 11 Beta 1 is focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. All the conversations across multiple messaging apps are moved to a dedicated space in the notification section. It also introduces Bubbles, a new feature to help you respond and engage with important conversations without switching back and forth between your current task and the messaging app.

In addition, when you type using Gboard in Android 11, you’ll get relevant and automatic suggestions for emoji and text. There are also new media controls, making it quick and convenient to switch the device your audio or video content is playing on.

Android 11 has even more granular controls for the most sensitive permissions. With one-time permissions, you can grant apps access to your microphone, camera or location, just that one time.  Android 11 also brings more features such as screen recorder, updated Voice Access, improved performance, and an improved share menu that makes it easier to share content from your phone.

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Redmi 9 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Helio G80, quad rear cameras, 5020mAh battery announced officially

After an online listing Xiaomi has officially announced the Redmi 9 smartphone in Europe. It has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD water-drop, MediaTek Helio G80 8nm SoC, 13-megapixel primary rear camera, 8-megapixel 118° ultra-wide angle lens, 5-megapixel 4cm macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

It has a textured anti-fingerprint back, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging, but comes with 10W charger in the box.

Redmi 9 specifications

The Redmi 9 comes in Ocean Green, Sunset Purple and Carbon Gray colors. It is priced at €149 and €179, respectively for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB versions, but it is currently available for order at an offer price of €139 (US$ 158 / Rs. 11,960 approx.) and €169 (US$ 192 / Rs. 14,545 approx.) for a limited period.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Google releases first Android 11 Beta update with Bubble notifications, Device Controls API, Privacy improvements and more

Google has released Android 11 Beta 1 update for Pixel phones, after the DP3 release in April. This was announced by a blog post since the Android 11 Beta Show that was supposed to happen on June 3rd got cancelled. The first Beta of Android 11 focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy.

In Android 11 all the conversations across multiple messaging apps are moved to a dedicated space in the notification section. It also introduces Bubbles, a new feature to help you respond and engage with important conversations without switching back and forth between your current task and the messaging app.  In addition, when you type using Gboard in Android 11, you’ll get relevant and automatic suggestions for emoji and text.

You can now quickly access and control your smart devices in one place by long pressing on the power button. There are also new media controls, making it quick and convenient to switch the device your audio or video content is playing on.

Android 11 has even more granular controls for the most sensitive permissions. With one-time permissions you can grant apps access to your microphone, camera or location, just that one time.  Android 11 also brings more features such as screen recorder, updated Voice Access, improved performance, and an improved share menu that makes it easier to share content from your phone.

Android 11 beta 1 is available for Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 device. It will roll out over-the-air if you had already signed up for beta. You can also download it manually from Android developer site. Google said that it will be available for other devices in the coming weeks. Beta 2 will be available in July, third and final beta will release in the third quarter before the final stable release. Check out the complete features below.

People: Android is now more people-centric and expressive, reimagining the way we have conversations on our phones, and building an OS that can recognize and prioritize the most important people in your life:

  • Conversation notifications appear in a dedicated section at the top of the shade, with a people-forward design and conversation specific actions, such as opening the conversation as a bubble, creating a conversation shortcut on the home screen, or setting a reminder.
  • Bubbles help users to keep conversations in view and accessible while multitasking. Messaging and chat apps should use the Bubbles API on notifications to enable this in Android 11.
  • Consolidated keyboard suggestions let Autofill apps and Input Method Editors (IMEs) securely offer context-specific entities and strings directly in an IME’s suggestion strip, where they are most convenient for users.
  • Voice Access, for people who control their phone entirely by voice, now includes an on-device visual cortex that understands screen content and context, and generates labels and access points for accessibility commands.

Controls: the latest release of Android can now help you can quickly get to all of your smart devices and control them in one space:

  • Device Controls make it faster and easier than ever for users to access and control their connected devices. Now, by simply long pressing the power button, they’re able to bring up device controls instantly, and in one place. Apps can use a new API to appear in the controls.
  • Media Controls make it quick and convenient for users to switch the output device for their audio or video content, whether it be headphones, speakers or even their TV. You can enable this today from Developer Options, and it will be on by default in an upcoming Beta release.

Privacy: Android 11 gives users even more control over sensitive permissions and working to keep devices more secure through faster updates.

  • One-time permission lets users give an app access to the device microphone, camera, or location, just that one time. The app can request permissions again the next time the app is used.
  • Permissions auto-reset: if users haven’t used an app for an extended period of time, Android 11 will “auto-reset” all of the runtime permissions associated with the app and notify the user. The app can request the permissions again the next time the app is used.
  • Background location: In February, we announced developers will need to get approval to access background location in their app to prevent misuse. We’re giving developers more time to make changes and won’t be enforcing the policy for existing apps until 2021.
  • Google Play System Updates, launched last year, lets us expedite updates of core OS components to devices in the Android ecosystem. In Android 11, we more than doubled the number of updatable modules, and those 12 new modules will help improve privacy, security, and consistency for users and developers.

Developer friendliness

  • Gated most breaking changes until you target Android 11 (so they won’t take effect until you explicitly change your manifest)
  • Added new UI in developer options to let you toggle many of these changes for testing
  • Added a new Platform Stability release milestone where all API and behavior changes will be complete, so you can finalize your app updates knowing the platform is stable.
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Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 with up to 10th Gen Intel Core processor, hybrid storage launched in India starting at Rs. 26990

Lenovo has been on a launch spree lately on the laptop front as the company announced Yoga Duet 7i, Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, Legion 7i, and more. Following that, the company has now launched the IdeaPad Slim 3 laptop in India that is designed to make the most of remote working, learning and entertainment.

The IdeaPad Slim 3 comes in 14-inch and 15-inch display sizes and is powered the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor paired with Hybrid Storage i.e., HDD+SSD option. There are 2x USB 3.1 ports, optical fingerprint scanner on the power button, and comes with a privacy shutter for the webcam.

Further, it is 19.9mm thin, has narrow bezels, and weighs 1.6kg. Lastly, there is support for Wi-Fi 6, Dolby Audio, and the built-in battery claims to offer up to 8.5 hours of battery life. All these might vary depending on the model.

In related news, Lenovo has also unveiled the IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop and the Slim 5, Yoga Slim 7, IdeaPad Flex 5, Legion 5i, and Legion 7i are also launching in India soon.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 comes in Platinum Grey and Abyss Blue colour options, and is priced starting at Rs. 26,990. It is available on Amazon.in, Lenovo.com, and all Lenovo Exclusive stores.

Commenting on the launch, Rahul Agarwal – CEO and Managing Director, Lenovo India said:

Lenovo is the leader in thin and light laptops. With the IdeaPad Slim 3, we can now ensure that our customers can make the most of remote working, learning and entertainment, as they adapt to a quickly changing environment. The device offers unmatched speed, intuitive design and excellent security, making it the right choice for today’s customers in India.

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Bose QC35 II Gaming Headset variant hinted in Bose Connect App apk teardown

The Bose QC35 II is very popular among the audio community for having great sound quality and some of the best noise cancellation technology in the market. The headset connects to a smartphone via the Bose Connect app and in a teardown of its apk file, references to a new gaming focused variant have been spotted.

In the APK teardown, a device with the codename “Tibbers” has been referenced in multiple lines of code. With it, there are strings talking about a gaming microphone that can be connected to the headset via the AUX port in the left ear cup. It also mentions Bluetooth being disabled automatically once the Gaming microphone is connected.

In a later part of the code, the app clearly mentions a “Bose QC35 II Gaming Headset.” as the official name for Tibbers. The headset will only work in wired connection mode and not in Bluetooth mode. It is unclear whether Bose will be selling the gaming headset as a whole product or just the microphone as an accessory.

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Acer Nitro 5 with 17.3 / 15.6-inch FHD up to 144Hz display, 10th Gen Core i5/i7, up to RTX 2060 GPU launched in India starting at Rs. 72990

Acer today launched its new Nitro 5 gaming laptop with 10th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, a 17.3-inch narrow bezel display or 15.6-inch display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, and a low-latency response time of 3ms. It combines dual M.2 Supporting PCIe SSD Support in RAID 0 technology, and up to 32 GB using two soDIMM modules for superior gaming performance.

It has Intel Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MU-MIMO Technology, HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, and more, 5 features twin fans, Acer CoolBoost technology, and quad exhaust port design. CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9% compared to auto mode. Users can monitor and manage the Nitro 5 with NitroSense, accessible with one touch of the NitroSense hotkey, covering temperatures, fan speeds, and more.

It offers you to spice things up with the 4-zone RGB keyboard and the dedicated NitroSense Key. WASD and arrow keys are also highlighted for quick location while the key response is immediate with a 1.6mm travel distance. It has  dual speakers with DTS:X Ultra for 3D spatial soundscape.

Acer Nitro 5 (2020) specifications

The Acer Nitro 5 starts at Rs. 72990 and is available on Acer E-store and authorized e-commerce and retail outlets.

Commenting on the launch, Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO & Consumer Business Head, Acer India said:

In order to stay ahead with the increasing demand for gaming PC’s in India, Acer is excited to introduce our first 10th Gen Intel Core gaming laptop designed for both core and casual Indian gaming enthusiasts. The new range is built with an emphasis on strong performance, responsiveness, and intelligent design. We are confident to continuing to offer the best experience with innovation and outstanding features for gaming fanatics.

Roshni Das, Director — Marketing, Intel India said:

Performance and mobility are both top of mind for gamers today and Intel is committed to delivering the best PC gaming experiences on laptops. Our 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile platform is optimized for enthusiasts, pushing the frequency envelope and delivering amazing game play in mobile form factors. The Nitro 5 is Acer’s first 10th Gen Intel Core powered gaming laptop in the Indian market, offering high-performance, immersive gaming experiences with the flexibility to game from anywhere.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Sony WH-CH710N wireless noise cancelling headphones launched in India for Rs. 9990

Sony has announced the launch of WH-CH710 wireless headphones in India that uses their Artificial Intelligence Noise Cancellation (AINC) technology.  It features Dual Noise Sensor Technology, long battery life, quick charge technology, voice assistant support and more.

With its (AINC) technology, the headphones will constantly analyse environmental ambient sound components, and adjust the noise cancellation filter accordingly. The Dual Noise Sensor Technology utilize the dual microphones to enhance the noise cancellation, blocking most of the ambient noise. There is also an Ambient noise mode, if the user wishes to hear their surroundings.

It features 30-mm drivers that offer clear detailed sound, producing a range of frequencies, from low beats to high vocals. There is NFC support to quickly connect devices to the headphones. Battery life is claimed at 35 hours of continuous playback and a quick charge of 10 minutes will give an hour of music playback.

The Sony WH-CH710N will be available across Sony retail stores, Sony and other e-commerce websites for a price of Rs. 9990.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Intel Lakefield based Hybrid Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs announced for foldables and ultrathin laptops

Intel has announced the launch of new Core processors, code-named “Lakefield” with Hybrid CPUs. These processors leverage Intel’s Foveros 3D Packaging technology that enables the various IPs to be stacked in three dimension instead of two, reducing the package size and increasing power efficiency.

At launch, the Lakefield CPUs will come in two SKUs — the Core i5-L16G7 and the Core i3-L13G4. Both CPUs will feature 5 cores and 5 threads, with the Core i5 having 64 GPU execution units (EU), compared to the 48 EU found on the Core i3. Intel’s Lakefield CPUs are designed for ultra-light and new form factors like foldable and dual-screen PCs, with a TDP of just 7W.

Using Intel Hybrid Technology, Intel has engineered a CPU that combines a 10nm Sunny Cove core for intense workloads and foreground applications, along with four power-efficient Tremont cores that balance power and performance optimization for background tasks. The new Lakefield CPUs also feature Hardware-guided OS scheduling, new Gen 11 graphics and support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Intel LTE solutions.

These Lakefield CPUs have already appeared in Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold that was showcased earlier this year at CES 2020. Samsung has also announced their first laptop powered by an Intel Lakefield CPU, called the Galaxy Book S, which should be available in June.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms said:

Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology are the touchstone of Intel’s vision for advancing the PC industry by taking an experience-based approach to designing silicon with a unique combination of architectures and IPs. Combined with Intel’s deepened co-engineering with our partners, these processors unlock the potential for innovative device categories of the future.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Xiaomi confirms Android 11 Beta 1 update for Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro [Update: POCO F2 Pro as well]

Soon after POCO has also confirmed Android 11 Beta 1 will be available for F2 Pro smartphone soon.

After OPPO, Xiaomi just confirmed that it will roll out Android 11 beta 1 update for its flagship Mi 10 and Mi 10 smartphones soon. This comes after Google released the Android 11 Beta 1 for its Pixel phones yesterday. Last year Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9 phones got Android Q beta.

Android 11 Beta 1 is focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. All the conversations across multiple messaging apps are moved to a dedicated space in the notification section. It also introduces Bubbles, a new feature to help you respond and engage with important conversations without switching back and forth between your current task and the messaging app.

In addition, when you type using Gboard in Android 11, you’ll get relevant and automatic suggestions for emoji and text. There are also new media controls, making it quick and convenient to switch the device your audio or video content is playing on.

Last year  Sony, OnePlus, Nokia, LG, HUAWEI, Vivo and even realme and TECNO phones got Android Q beta update. We will have to wait for official announcements from other companies regarding the Android 11 beta update 1 for these.

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Apple reveals WWDC20 lineup; keynote address from Apple Park on June 22

Apple already confirmed that its virtual WWDC 2020 conference will begin June 22. Today it has revealed the lineup, including keynote and Platforms State of the Union timing, and information on how developers can learn about the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and engage with Apple engineers.
The keynote address on June 22nd will begin 10AM PDT (10:30 IST) will stream directly from Apple Park via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app, and YouTube. It will also be available on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and Youku in China.

Apple said that additional WWDC20 information will be shared on Apple Developer app ahead of June 22.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Nokia 5310 with dual front-facing speakers, long battery life launching in India on June 16

Update: The company has posted a new teaser confirming the launch of 5310 in 5 days, which is June 16th.

HMD Global has started teasing the launch of Nokia 5310 feature phone in India. The 2G feature phone was announced back in March and comes with MP3 player, wireless FM radio, dual front-facing speakers and remixes classic design with a slick new feel and says it will last weeks in standby mode or for hours of call time without charging.

Nokia 5310 specifications

The Nokia 5310 comes in White with Red and Black with Red colors and was introduced for 39 Euros (US$ 44 / Rs. 3,330 approx.). We should know when it goes official later this month.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Amazfit T-Rex with 1.3-inch AMOLED screen, military-grade durability launched in India for Rs. 9999

Update — June 12, 2020: Huami Corporation has officially launched its Amazfit T-Rex rugged smartwatch in India. It is available from Amazon.in & in.amazfit.com in Rock Black, Camo Green, Khaki and Army green colors. It will be available offline via leading stores like Croma, Reliance Digital & Poorvika Mobiles across the country by next week.

Earlier: Huami has announced pre-orders for Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch in India on Amazon.in & in.amazfit.com from today, June 7th, as it had promised. It is priced at INR 9,999 will be officially launched in India on June 12th. The T-Rex was introduced at the CES earlier this year and has passed 12 regulations of the military-standard (MIL-STD-810G) quality test and can withstand extreme heat and cold, is resistant against corrosion, moisture resistance and has a durable body.

The T-Rex features a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen with an “always on display” function, GPS + GLONASS with 20-hour continuous working time and up to 20 days of battery life. The smartwatch features 14 sports modes, has 5ATM water resistant design, is equipped with BioTracker PPG optical sensor for all-day heart rate monitoring and provides rapid heart rate alerts.

Amazfit T-Rex specifications

Commenting on the launch, Mark Mao, Vice President of Overseas Business, Huami, said:

After receiving a great response from the Global Launch of T-Rex at CES 2020, we are happy to launch our most awaited smartwatch T-Rex in the Indian market. T-Rex is one of our latest innovations in the sports category; the watch is designed for outdoor and adventure lovers; built to endure challenging environments; a smartwatch that completes your urban street style look. Amazfit T-Rex comes with some interesting advanced functionalities making it a must-have for sports enthusiasts at an affordable price bracket. The Indian market has always accepted us with great trust, and we are looking forward to receiving a positive response from the customers.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Sony PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition design, new accessories and games revealed

At its online event Sony revealed the design PlayStation 5, and announced that it comes in two models, the PlayStation 5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. Other features and the overall design are similar that includes USB-A port and USB-C port along with a power button.

The company already gave us a glimpse of the DualSense Wireless Controller, now it has posted the image of the controllers on the charging station that can charge two controllers at a time.

It has also revealed other accessories for the PS5 that includes PULSE 3D Wireless Headset offering 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones, HD Camera featuring dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their gameplay moments and a media remote with built-in microphone to navigate movies and streaming services.

The company already confirmed the specifications. The PS5 will pack 8-core AMD Zen 2 based CPU, RDNA 2 based GPU with 36 compute units, 16GB GDDR6 RAM that is complemented with custom 825GB NVMe SSD which is connected to the main processor via a four-lane PCI Express 4.0 interconnect. It will feature Tempest Audio engine which can process hundreds of sound sources in high quality to provide excellent sound presence and locality.

PS5 Games from SIE Worldwide Studios, second-party partners and third-party publishers and developers

The PlayStation 5 will be available for the holiday season this year, which is around December 2020, and we will know the price closer to the launch.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) released

Google released the Android 11 Beta 1 earlier this week and as usual, Pixel devices are the first one to get the update followed by other OEMs later. Shortly after the release, OPPO, Xiaomi, POCO and realme confirmed the Android 11 Beta 1 update. But now, OnePlus has gone ahead and released the update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones.

OnePlus has released the Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but this build is still in early stages of development. It is best suited for developers and it is not recommended to flash on your daily driver. OnePlus has also listed known issues in this developer preview and warns that there is a risk of bricking the phone as well.

Interested users can download the Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) for the OnePlus 8 [Download Link] and the OnePlus 8 Pro [Download Link], and OnePlus Forums has also provided download links for rollback package.

In related news, OnePlus today confirmed that the OnePlus 8 Pro 5G will finally go on sale in India in limited numbers starting from June 15th at 12 PM on Amazon.in and oneplus.in along with the OnePlus 8 5G.

Known Issues

  • All data will be cleared while flashing the build
  • Face unlock is unavailable
  • Google Assistant (“OK Google”) does not work
  • Video calling does not work
  • Certain UI screens look less than desirable
  • Some apps may not function as expected
  • System stability issues

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realme X50 Pro Android 11 Beta 1 update to roll in early July

After OPPO, Xiaomi and OPPO, realme just confirmed that it will roll out Android 11 beta 1 update for its flagship X50 Pro smartphone in early July. This comes after Google released the Android 11 Beta 1 for its Pixel phones earlier this week. OnePlus also rolled  out Android 11 Beta update for its flagship OnePlus 8 series. Last year realme 3 Pro got Android Q beta, this time it is offering the update for its flagship smartphone.

Regarding this realme said:

After bringing to you the most updates in the industry, we are excited to be among the few brands to be a part of #Android11 beta program with #realmeX50Pro, our ultimate #5G Flagship. #SpeedOfTheFuture #realme is a Tech Trendsetter brand to match the aspirations of the youth.

Due to the production disruption because of the lockdown, there was a shortage in the supply of realme X50 Pro 5G. realme will soon be resuming the production of its best 5G flagship smartphone realme X50 Pro 5G, which will again go on sale from 9th July onwards, said the company.

Android 11 Beta 1 is focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. All the conversations across multiple messaging apps are moved to a dedicated space in the notification section. It also introduces Bubbles, a new feature to help you respond and engage with important conversations without switching back and forth between your current task and the messaging app.

In addition, when you type using Gboard in Android 11, you’ll get relevant and automatic suggestions for emoji and text. There are also new media controls, making it quick and convenient to switch the device your audio or video content is playing on.

Last year  Sony, Nokia, LG, HUAWEI, Vivo and even TECNO phones got Android Q beta update. We will have to wait for official announcements from other companies regarding the Android 11 beta update 1 for these.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

Motorola One Fusion+ with 6.5-inch FHD+ Total Vision display, quad rear cameras launching in India on June 16

Update – 12th June, 2020: A dedicated microsite has gone live on Flipkart confirming that the Motorola One Fusion+ smartphone will be launching in India on 16th June at 12 PM.

Earlier: Motorola announced the One Fusion+ smartphone earlier this week in Europe and now the company is all set to launch the smartphone in India soon and the company has started teasing the launch.

Motorola India’s tweet reads #TheUltimateOne. Coming Soon!” with an image of a smartphone with a pop-up front camera. It is indeed the One Fusion+ smartphone as it has the pop-up camera on the top left and the One Hyper sports a pop-up camera on the top right. The launch date and other details are expected to be revealed soon.

In case you missed, the Motorola One Fusion+ flaunts a 6.5-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 display and the company calls it as ‘Total Vision’ display. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded further up to 1TB with microSD. It has a plastic body with a glossy finish, curved edges, and a noticeable chin at the bottom. There’s also a physical rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Coming to the optics, the Motorola One Fusion+ sports quad-rear cameras which is a combination of 64MP (primary with f/1.8 aperture) + 8MP (ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture) + 5MP (macro with f/2.4 aperture) + 2MP (depth with f/2.4 aperture). Similar to the Motorola One Hyper, the One Fusion+ also sports a pop-up front camera which is a 16MP f/2.2 unit. It runs on Android 10 and lastly, it packs a large 5000mAh battery with support for 15W TurboPower charging.

Источник: www.fonearena.com

OnePlus 8 Pro 5G will go on sale in India from June 15

After a slight delay, OnePlus today confirmed that the OnePlus 8 Pro 5G will finally go on sale in India in limited numbers starting from June 15th at 12PM on Amazon.in and oneplus.in along with the OnePlus 8 5G, which will also be available on Amazon.in and oneplus.in. The company said that it is aiming to start a consistent supply of OnePlus 8 Series 5G stock soon. Until then, it will continue with limited sales twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

The company said that its production in India is officially back on track, so there will be a stock of OnePlus 8 Series 5G devices across channels soon, but there is a huge demand for the OnePlus 8 Series in India. OnePlus said that users can contact the nearest OnePlus Experience Store, partner stores or other offline touchpoints to know the latest update on availability of the OnePlus 8 Series 5G in those locations.

All pop-up box invite code holders can start redeeming their codes on oneplus.in. Winners of the pop up box invite codes as part of the AR Unboxing contest will start receiving confirmation emails and codes from the 15th of June.

Customers who pre-booked OnePlus 8 Series 5G on amazon.in and OnePlus stores can purchase devices as and when stocks are available.

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