Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with 10.1-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor, 8620mAh battery announced

Xiaomi introduced the Mi Pad 4 back in June, today it has introduced the Mi Pad 4 Plus, a larger version with a 10.1-inch WUXGA screen with 16:10 aspect ratio, fingerprint sensor on the front, in addition to AI face unlock present in the Mi Pad 4, up to 128GB storage and a large 8620mAh battery. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with 10.1-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor, 8620mAh battery announced”

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries including India, gets push notifications, Night mode and more

Launched back in April last year in Philippines, Twitter Lite Android app expanded to 24 new countries in December, now it has been expanded to 21 more countries, including India taking the total to 46 countries. The app is aimed to bring a new web experience for users offering minimized data usage and faster loading speed on slower connections or unreliable mobile networks. Continue reading “Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries including India, gets push notifications, Night mode and more”

Alcatel 7 with 6-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery announced

Alcatel today announced 7, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone. It packs a 6-inch FHD+ display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 SoC with 2GB of RAM, runs Android 8.2 (Oreo), has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary rear camera to capture depth information for portrait shots, and a 8-megapixel camera on the front. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 4000mAh battery.

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CBSE, Microsoft team up to provide encrypted question papers for Class X and XII examinations

Microsoft

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has partnered with Microsoft India to digitally encrypt question papers for Class X and XII examinations. The main goal to initiate such a move is to enhance security and seamless distribution of the papers. Continue reading “CBSE, Microsoft team up to provide encrypted question papers for Class X and XII examinations”

Tecno Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 with 5.5-inch 18:9 display, face unlock, Android 8.1 launched starting at Rs. 6799

After Camon i Twin last month, Tecno has launched the two new smartphones – Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 in India. These have a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView displays, powered by quad-core MediaTek SoCs  with 2GB of RAM and run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top.  These have a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a secondary VGA camera for portrait shots. The  Camon iAce has an 8-megapixel camera on the front, while the  Camon iSky 2 features a 13-megapixel camera, and both have dual LED flash.

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Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC

According to the IDC India’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone companies shipped a total of 33.5 million units to India in the Q2 2018. This resulted in a growth of 20% year-over-year (YoY). This could be because of the slew of online exclusive launches and strong shipments by offline heavy vendors. Continue reading “Indian smartphone shipments reach 33.5 million in Q2 2018, Xiaomi retains top position with 29.7% market share: IDC”

Xiaomi introduces Mi RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and Water-resistant Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition

Xiaomi last week introduced new Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with customizable RGB lights for all the 104 keys and Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition. It has TTC Red switches with a 3-mm travel distance. It uses Sonix microcontroller with a 32-bit Cortex-M0 core and USB interface supporting a 1000 Hz polling rate.

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Asus launches new ZenBook 13, ZenBook S and ZenBook Pro 15 laptops in India starting at Rs. 66990

Asus ZenBook Pro 15

Asus today has launched the ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), ZenBook S (UX391), and ZenBook 13 (UX331) just as  it had promised.  The Zenbook Pro 15 packs a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution ScreenPad, an interactive display that intelligently adapts to match whatever you’re doing. It can change functions automatically when you switch apps, and you can create your own shortcuts. Continue reading “Asus launches new ZenBook 13, ZenBook S and ZenBook Pro 15 laptops in India starting at Rs. 66990”

Facebook pages with large audience in the US to require more authorization

Facebook Authorization

Facebook back in April announced its plans to bring more authentic and transparent ways to ensure secure connections between users and page and communities. Now it is introducing Page publishing authorization starting with people that manage a Page with a large audience in the US. It is also adding primary country location and Page merge details to the Page Info tab that it introduced in June. Continue reading “Facebook pages with large audience in the US to require more authorization”

Xiaomi’s POCO F1 with Snapdragon 845 launching in India on August 22

Last week Xiaomi teased its POCO sub-brand in India and also said that it will be POCOPHONE globally. Today the company has confirmed that the smartphone will launch in India on August 22nd at an event in Delhi. The invite has the tagline ‘Master of Speed’. The company already confirmed the phone will be powered by Snapdragon SoC, which will likely be the Snapdragon 845. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s POCO F1 with Snapdragon 845 launching in India on August 22”

Samsung mocks Apple iPhone X in new ‘Ingenius’ ads

Samsung Ingenius Ad

After mocking Apple with the notch, lack of a headphone jack back in November, Samsung is back again with New ‘Ingenius’ Ads pitting the Galaxy Note 9 against the iPhone X. In the first ad-named ‘Power’ Samsung brags about being able to unlock the phone with the face just like the iPhone X and also subtly says it also packs a proper fingerprint sensor.  Continue reading “Samsung mocks Apple iPhone X in new ‘Ingenius’ ads”

Sony reportedly confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, roll out expected to start in September

Android Pie

Apart from Pixel, only the Essential Phone has got the Android 9.0 aka Pie and now Sony has reportedly confirmed the next major Android release to six of its smartphones. The Xperia XZ2 series, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XZ Premium are among the first batch to get the Android 9.0 update.  Continue reading “Sony reportedly confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for range of Xperia smartphones, roll out expected to start in September”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally goes on open sale in India

Back in June Xiaomi announced that the combined sales of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have crossed 5 million sales in India, since it was launched back in February this year, and also claimed that it is the fastest selling phone series in India to cross the 5 million mark in the given time across all platforms. Today the company has started selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro through open sale, after conducting weekly sales for about 6 months. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally goes on open sale in India”

OPPO R17 with 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP AI front camera confirmed officially

Specifications of OPPO R17 surfaced last week along with an image, now the company has been listed on official website that reveals the complete specifications of the phone and also shows how the phone will look like. This reveals a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which is expected to be recently announced recently. Continue reading “OPPO R17 with 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP AI front camera confirmed officially”

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface”