Thursday, 9 August 2018

Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched in India at Rs. 16,999

Xiaomi has launched Mi A2, its latest Android One smartphone in India. It is available in Lake Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Black colors and is priced at Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB RAM version, and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version will be available soon. the smartphone will be exclusively available via online shopping partner Amazon. The smartphone will be available for pre-order from August 9th. It comes with Rs. 2200 instant cashback (in the form of vouchers) and 4.5TB additional data for Jio users.

Mi A2 features 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage variant. It sports 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, EIS, 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels and 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels soft LED flash. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie and has 3010mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2
Key Features

  • 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, EIS, 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels soft LED flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3010mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

WhatsApp Group Calling for Voice and Video Feature Rolled Out for Android, iOS Users


WhatsApp group voice and video calls are finally live. Back in May, WhatsApp said that it will roll out group calling feature in coming months. Today it has announced that it has started rolling out the group calls for voice and video for everyone starting today.

You can make a group call with up to four people total - anytime and anywhere. Just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new "add participant" button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call.

Group calls are always end-to-end encrypted, and we've designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions. The feature is currently rolling out on the iPhone and Android versions of our app, it should be available for everyone over the next few days.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Huami Amazfit Bip, Amazfit Stratos Smartwatches Launched in India on Flipkart

Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami launched Amazfit Bip and Amazfit Stratos smartwatches in India. The Amazfit Bip comes in four colour variants - Cinnabar Red, Kokoda Green, Onyx Black, and White Cloud. The Amazfit Stratos is available in only a single Black colour option. Amazfit Bip is available at Rs. 5,499 and the Amazfit Stratos is priced at Rs. 15,999. The Amazfit Bip and Amazfit Stratos are already available on Flipkart.

Huami Amazfit Bip
Huami Amazfit Bip
Huami Amazfit Bip specifications

  • 1.28-inch ( 176 x 176 pixels) color Always-on reflective touch display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection + AF coating provides at-a-glance view for time, date, steps, weather, sports stats etc.
  • Receive notifications for calls, messages, emails, and other apps on the always-on color touch display
  • Multisport tracking: Track your runs, cycling and more with mapped routes, detailed stats and heart rate zones.
  • Optical heart rate sensor for heart rate zones
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE – Compatible with Android and iOS
  • 3-axis accelerometer, Air pressure sensor (barometer) for elevation, Geomagnetic sensor (compass), GPS + GLONASS for route tracking
  • 20 mm standard width changeable watch band
  • Resistant to dust, rain and splashing (IP68)
  • Weight: 31 grams
  • 190mAh Li-Polymer Battery offers up to 30 days with regular use and up to 45 days with minimal notifications

Huami Amazfit Stratos
Huami Amazfit Stratos
Huami Amazfit Stratos specifications

  • 1.34-inch (320 X 300 pixels) color Always-on LCD touch screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 512MB RAM , 4GB internal storage
  • Receive notifications for calls, messages, emails, and other apps on the always-on color touch display
  • Multisport tracking: Track your Run, Run Indoor, Walk, Trail Run, Cycling, Indoor Cycling, Elliptical Trainer, Climb, Pool Swimming, Openwater Swimming, Triathlon, Skiing, Tennis and Soccer, detailed stats and heart rate zones.
  • Ceramic bezel, stainless steel buttons, glass fiber reinforced polycarbonate casing, Corning Gorilla glass
  • Optical heart rate sensor for heart rate zones, VO2max fitness level analysis
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE – Compatible with Android and iOS, WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Sensors: Optical heart rate sensor (PPG),Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic sensor, Air pressure sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • 22mm standard width changeable watch band
  • 5 ATM water resistance rating (164 feet / 50 meters)
  • 290mAh Li-Polymer Battery offers up to 5 days of battery life, 35 hours in GPS mode

Friday, 20 July 2018

WhatsApp to Place Strict Limits on Message Forwarding in India

WhatsApp said Thursday it is planning to limit message forwarding in India, where two dozen people have been killed this year in violent mobs fueled by rumours spreading on the global messaging platform, and is instituting a new global limit on forwards around the world.

The company said in a blog post-Thursday evening in the United States that it is launching a test to limit forwarding on WhatsApp in India, where people forward more messages and videos than anywhere else in the world. The controls include a plan to limit the number of chats that users can send forward to five in India and remove the "quick forward" button next to media messages.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp
For the global version of the application, the company will limit the number of forwards to 20 other groups. The move marks a major change to the architecture of an application increasingly used for political communication by 1.5 billion people across the world in response to public pressure and a departure for a service that has long taken a more hands-off approach.

"We believe that these changes - which we'll continue to evaluate - will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app," WhatsApp's spokesman Carl Woog wrote.

Earlier Thursday, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had warned WhatsApp to come up with more effective solutions to stop mob violence - or face legal action.

The government said in a statement that the general sentiment in the country is that "much more needs to be done by WhatsApp."

"When rumours and fake news get propagated by mischief mongers, the medium used for such propagation cannot evade responsibility and accountability," the government wrote. "If they remain, mute spectators, they are liable to be treated as abettors and thereafter face consequent legal action."

Other countries around the world have also grappled with the spread of fake news on the platform - including during a recent yellow fever epidemic in Brazil - but in India, the fake news problem is particularly pernicious because so many digitally naive users are coming online for the first time. Many of the mobs attacked people they thought were child kidnappers because of rumours that had spread on WhatsApp.

Officials from the Menlo Park, California-based company are in India this week to meet with digital literacy organisations and civil society leaders to discuss the spate of violence that has prompted calls for it to do more to control the spread of viral content on the app, used by 225 million people in India, according to the Indian government.

The company, owned by Facebook, said this week that it had studied the way that WhatsApp was used by a particular Indian political party - which it did not name - in a recent state election in Karnataka, saying that campaign operatives formed dozens of WhatsApp groups, added telephone numbers and used those groups to send thousands of politically oriented spam messages. Spokesmen for the two major national political parties - the governing Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Indian National Congress - denied manipulating the app.

WhatsApp said that use of the app in this ways violates its terms of service - as well as why the app was built in the first place.

"We built WhatsApp as a private messaging app - a simple, secure and reliable way to communicate with friends and family. And as we've added new features, we've been careful to try and keep that feeling of intimacy which people say they love," Woog wrote.

© The Washington Post 2018


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845, AI Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

Asus has launched its flagship smartphone Zenfone 5Z in India. It is available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colours. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, the 128GB storage version costs Rs. 32,999 and the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version cost Rs. 36,999. It will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart from July 9th.

The smartphone comes with launch offers and it includes flat Rs. 3,000 discount on ICICI credit and debit cards, Flipkart's 'Complete Mobile Protection' at Rs. 499 (down from Rs. 2,299), no-cost EMIs starting from Rs. 3,333 a month, Jio offer with Rs. 2,200 cashback and 100GB additional data. The company is also touting that ZenFone 5Z buyers will be able to enjoy service benefits like invoice free walk-in, free pick-up and drop, and device swap at service centres.

Asus Zenfone 5Z features 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 256GB storage which is expandable via microSD up to 2TB. It sports 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Secondary 8MP camera and 8MP front-facing camera. It runs on Android 8.0 with ZenUI 5.0 which is upgradable to Android P and has 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging.

Asus Zenfone 5Z
Asus Zenfone 5Z
Key Features:

  • 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass Super IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage
  • 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 2TB
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Secondary 8MP camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.0 with ZenUI 5.0, Upgradable to Android P
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) with Dual VoLTE
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C (2.0)
  • 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging

Friday, 20 April 2018

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play With 18:9 Displays Launched

Motorola has announced Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play in Brazil. The smartphones will become available to purchase in Brazil today, and next week in Mexico; various countries in Asia Pacific - including India - Europe, Latin America and North America markets will get the handsets in the next couple of months. The Moto G6 price (MSRP) has been set as $249 (roughly Rs. 16,500), while the Moto G6 Play will cost the buyers $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000). As for the Moto G6 Plus price, it has been set as EUR 299 (about Rs. 24,350). There is no word yet on the Moto G6 series’ price in India or release date yet, though given the Moto G series’ popularity in the country, e can expect that to change soon.

Moto G6 features 5.7-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in two variant with 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 128GB. It sports a dual rear camera with 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera and 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 3000mAh battery with Turbo charging.

Moto G6
Moto G6
Moto G6 features

  • 5.7-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • P2i water-repellent nano coating
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery with Turbo charging

Moto G6 Plus features 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display powered by 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU and 4GB / 6GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage and is expandable via microSD up to 256GB. It sports a dual rear camera with 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera and 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging.

Moto G6 Plus
Moto G6 Plus
Moto G6 Plus features

  • 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • P2i water-repellent nano coating
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging

Moto G6 Play features 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes in two variant with 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 128GB. It sports a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 4000mAh battery with Turbo charging.

Moto G6 Play
Moto G6 Play
Moto G6 Play features

  • 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 4000mAh battery with Turbo charging

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco with Curved Glass Design, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

HMD Global has launched Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone in India. It will be available in Black color and is priced at 49,999. The smartphone will be available from 30th April, Pre-bookings from April 20th on Flipkart online, offline and Nokia mobile shop online

The company has promised special cashback offers for the Nokia 7 Plus-
  • Airtel prepaid customers get 20GB additional data on each of the first 6 recharges of Rs 199 or Rs 349, postpaid customers can avail the additional 20GB per month on the Rs 399 or Rs 499 plan for 6 months.
  • Free subscription to the Airtel TV app till December 31, 2018
  • 25% instant discount on domestic hotels at MakeMyTrip.
  • Complimentary 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it.
  • Zero cost EMI on credit cards and through Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit.
  • ICICI bank offers 5% cashback till May 31, 2018.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco features 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) pOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU GPU and 6GB DDR4X RAM. It has an internal storage of 128GB. It sports 12MP wide-angle sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels and a secondary 13MP telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom with an f/2.6 aperture and 1-micron pixels and 5MP front-facing camera. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 3260mAh battery with fast charging,  Qi Wireless Charging.

Key Features:
  • 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) pOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB DDR4X RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 12MP wide-angle sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels and a secondary 13MP telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom with an f/2.6 aperture and 1-micron pixels
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and Dust Resistant (IP67 )
  • USB Type-C audio, 3 microphones
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1, NFC
  • 3260mAh battery with fast charging,  Qi Wireless Charging