OPPO A1k with 6.1-inch Waterdrop display, Android Pie, 4000mAh battery announced

OPPO recently introduced A1k, the company’s latest budget smartphone in Russia. It has a 6.1-inch HD+ Waterdrop Notch display with 87.43% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, runs Android Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top, has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It has dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and packs a 4000mAh battery, but it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner.

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus with drop notch, triple rear cameras launching in India on April 23 on Flipkart

After about 5 months of the launch of its Note 5 Stylus smartphone, Infinix has announced that it will launch its Smart 3 Plus smartphone in India on Flipkart tomorrow, April 23rd. It has also posted an image of the phone with triple rear cameras with AI features, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a notch display, which it calls drop notch.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera, splash-resistant body launching in India on Amazon on April 24 [Update: New teaser]

Update: Xiaomi has posted new teaser that shows the rainbow effect on the back that has tiny patterns. It also reveals dual rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The teaser video shows the durability of the phone.

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OPPO A5s with 6.2-inch Waterdrop display, 4230mAh battery launched in India for Rs. 9990

OPPO has launched A5s in the ‘A Series’ in India, as it had promised. It has a 6.2-inch HD+ Waterdrop notch screen with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM,  run on Android Oreo with ColorOS on top, has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI Software Update List

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 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 30-60 days.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 MIUI Software Update List

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 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 30-60 days.

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Realme 3 Pro with 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 710, up to 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 13999

Realme just launched the Realme 3 Pro, the company’s latest top-end smartphone, as it had promised. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Dewdrop notch display with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 710 10nm SoC with up to 6GB RAM and Hyperboost 2.0 with touchboost and frameboost for an enhanced touch control and frame rate while gaming.  Continue reading “Realme 3 Pro with 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 710, up to 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 13999”

Realme C2 with 6.1-inch HD+ Dewdrop display, dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 5999

Realme just launched C2, the company’s latest budget smartphone and the successor of last year’s Realme C1 in India. It has a 6.1-inch HD+ Dewdrop display and 89.35% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with up to 3GB of RAM and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for portrait shots and a 5-megapixel front camera with AI selfies and AI face unlock for 0.3-second unlock.

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LG X4 (2019) with 5.7-inch display, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, military-level durability announced

LG introduced X4 smartphone last year in Korea, now it has introduced new X4 model in Korea, which is a version of  K12+ that was introduced few weeks back, but this has  Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Other specifciations are similar, including a 5.7-inch HD+ FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio screen, MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, Android 8.1 (Oreo), 16-megapixel rear camera with AI and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with LED flash. Continue reading “LG X4 (2019) with 5.7-inch display, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, military-level durability announced”

ASUS Zenfone Lite L1 and Zenfone Max M1 get a permanent price cut in India, now available starting at Rs. 4999

ASUS launched the Zenfone Max M1 last year in India and it was a budget-oriented smartphone. The company also launched an entry-level smartphone named Zenfone Lite L1 in October 2018, and we have seen both the smartphones being offered at discounted prices many times during sales. Today, ASUS has announced a permanent price cut for Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1.

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MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]

[Update: April 19 – The Screen Time feature is now rolling out with new MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM v9.4.18] Continue reading “MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]”

Amazon launches free, ad-supported music service for Echo users in the US

Amazon launched its Prime Music streaming service in February 2018 in India and Prime Music was offered for free with Amazon Prime subscription. Today, Amazon has launched a new ad-supported music service to take on the rivals and this is different from Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music.

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Google starts offering YouTube Music for free for Google Home users

YouTube Music was launched in India last month with the company offering a free version with ads and Premium version starting at Rs.99 per month. YouTube Music Premium comes with background play, offline downloads, and an ad-free experience. Today, Google has announced that YouTube Music can be streamed for free on Google Home and other Google Assistant powered smart speakers.

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Moto Z4 with 6.4-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 675, 48MP Rear camera surfaces

Moto Z4 Play

Motorola launched the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play last year in India with support for Moto Mods. The rumours about the successor to the Z3 smartphone has been all over the web for over six months now and today, new reports have emerged regarding the key specifications and features of the upcoming Moto Z4 smartphone.

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Apple said to revamp Find my Phone app, launch tracking hardware

The Cupertino tech giant Apple is right now busy with a lot of things — 2019 iPhones, iOS13, WWDC June Keynotes and much more. Amidst this, Apple is revamping its Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps under the codename “GreenTorch”. Continue reading “Apple said to revamp Find my Phone app, launch tracking hardware”