Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on open sale in India starting December 12

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro, successor of the Redmi Note Note 5 Pro in India last month starting at Rs. 13999, and it went on sale starting from November 23rd evey week on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. Today the company has announced that the phone will go on open sale in the country through both the platforms from December 12th. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on open sale in India starting December 12”

Intex Eco and Turbo series feature phones launched starting at Rs. 745

Intex Turbo

Intex has launched 10 feature phones which mainly focuses on high on quality and aggressive on pricing. The series includes 10 feature phones in the ECO-series which includes Eco 102X, Eco 105+, ECO 106X, Eco
107, and 107+, Eco Slimzz, ECO 210x. It falls in the price range of Rs 745 to Rs.1145 and is dedicated to the ‘Real India.’  Continue reading “Intex Eco and Turbo series feature phones launched starting at Rs. 745”

Samsung Galaxy A8s with 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 710, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras announced

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8s (SM-G8870), the company’s latest mid-range smartphone with Infinity-O display. It has a 6.4-inch (6.2-inch when curved) Full HD+ screen with an in-display camera, which it calls Infinity-O display that has a small cut out, which is said to be 6.7mm, compared to 4.5mm that Honor claims in V20. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A8s with 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 710, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras announced”

Honor V20 with in-screen camera, 48MP rear camera teased ahead of Dec 26 announcement, will launch globally as View20 on Jan 22

Huawei’s Honor brand at an event in China teased the company’s V20 smartphone, successor of last year’s Honor V10 smartphone. This is touted as the world’s first smartphone with in-display camera, before Samsung unveils the Galaxy A8s with a similar in-display camera today. Honor calls this All-View display since it just has a 4.5mm cut out for the front camera for the front camera. The company says that even landscape mode does not affect the visual experience. Continue reading “Honor V20 with in-screen camera, 48MP rear camera teased ahead of Dec 26 announcement, will launch globally as View20 on Jan 22”

Samsung Galaxy S10+ with in-display camera surface in renders, live images

With Galaxy S10 series launch set for February 2019, rumor mill seems to be in no mood to rest. We have already seen renders of the S10 series showing a small cutout on top to accommodate the front camera (two in case of Galaxy S10+). Now, we are getting to see more details of the same showing prototype of the device with a corner notch. New render from a case maker shows triple rear cameras and a single front camera. However, another version of S10+ is said to pack four rear cameras, dual front cameras and support for 5G. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10+ with in-display camera surface in renders, live images”

Toreto Magik wireless charger launched, has fast charging, built-in vibration switch and converts into a lamp

Toreto has launched the Magik wireless charger which promises to charge your mobile phones much faster than your regular chargers. It also has a lamp which lights up in different colors. It comes with a sensitive induction coil and high-end chip that allows fast charging and protects the Smartphone from over-heating, over-charging, voltage fluctuation, and short circuit. It offers 9V-1.1A 10W (Max) output. Continue reading “Toreto Magik wireless charger launched, has fast charging, built-in vibration switch and converts into a lamp”

Apple AirPower patent application hints at privacy feature and support for different wireless charging standards

Though Apple is yet to announce the AirPower wireless charging mat, a recently published patent application from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office offers some details on a security feature of the accessory. The patent describes that a unique ID will be used to protect data transmitted between AirPower and the devices it is charging. Continue reading “Apple AirPower patent application hints at privacy feature and support for different wireless charging standards”

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras surface

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung is known to be working on Galaxy S10 flagships which are due February 2019 at the MWC event. The Galaxy S10 is confirmed to come in three variants; the regular S10, S10 Plus, and a beyond X high-end model. However, a new variant; dubbed the Galaxy S10 Lite. It will come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual-rear cameras.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras surface”

Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL with Snapdragon 670, 3.5mm audio jack renders surface

Pixel 3 Lite and XL

Over the past few weeks, the rumor mill is full of Google Pixel 3 Lite with more details flowing in each day. However, there seems to be a surprise waiting in store. Google is said to be working on a larger version of the Pixel 3 Lite dubbed Pixel 3 Lite XL. The Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL will share similar design aesthetics with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.  Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL with Snapdragon 670, 3.5mm audio jack renders surface”

Nokia 9 PureView penta camera smartphone is delayed due to camera issues confirms HMD Global

Nokia 9

HMD Global for some time is known to be working on the flagship Nokia 9 smartphone with PureView camera. In the latest developments, Britta Gerbracht, German marketing head at the Nokia 8.1 launch admitted that there had been some delays. The company explains that the quality of the camera has not yet reached the necessary level, which is why HMD Global has refrained from a market launch. Continue reading “Nokia 9 PureView penta camera smartphone is delayed due to camera issues confirms HMD Global”

Google Chrome for macOS might soon get native dark mode [Update: Coming in early 2019]

Update – December, 10, 2018: A Google developer recently submitted a code change that implements system-level Dark Mode in Chromium. This hints that it might arrive to Chome sometime in Q1 2019 with Chrome 73.

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Microsoft and new AI report details the need for facial recognition regulation to protect public privacy

Facial recognition

A new report from the AI Now Institute which is an influential research institute based in New York has just identified facial recognition as a key challenge for society and policymakers. The report calls out for the US government to take general steps to improve the regulation of technology over the privacy implications. Continue reading “Microsoft and new AI report details the need for facial recognition regulation to protect public privacy”

Google Messages V3.9 update hints at Spam protection, Sharing support for calendar events and more

Android Messages

Google is pushing out a new update to the Message app with nothing noteworthy on the surface. But it brings changes to the message attachments. The update also hints details about the upcoming spam protection and support for new file types in the share dialog.  Continue reading “Google Messages V3.9 update hints at Spam protection, Sharing support for calendar events and more”

Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse

Google PlayStore

Back in 2017, Google introduced Google Play Install Referrer API
which allows ad attribution providers, publishers, and advertisers to determine which referrer was responsible for sending the user to Google Play for a given app install. Owing to the reports of questionable activity, Google began its own independent investigation on apps on Google Play that are accused of conducting app install attribution abuse by falsely claiming credit for newly installed apps to collect the download bounty from that app’s developer. Continue reading “Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse”

Huawei Nova 4 with in-display camera to be announced on December 17 [Update: New teaser]

Update – December 8, 2018: Huawei has posted a new teaser video for the smartphone that shows the new in-display camera with a space near the top left.

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