Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro with 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, Snapdragon 675 to be announced next week

At the Redmi Note 7 launch event last month Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro soon with Sony IMX586 sensor replacing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor on the Redmi Note 7. Recent reports revealed that it will be powered by Snapdragon 675, compared to Snapdragon 660 on the Redmi Note 7. Today Redmi President Lu Weibing has confirmed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be announced next week without mentioning the exact date.

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Nokia 2.1 Android 9.0 (Pie) update starts rolling out

After releasing Android 9.0 (Pie) beta update for the Nokia 6 yesterday, HMD Global has released Pie update for its budget Android Go Edition smartphone Nokia 2.1, as it had promised. The phone was released back in August last year running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), so this should be one of the first Android Go Edition phone to get Pie update. Continue reading “Nokia 2.1 Android 9.0 (Pie) update starts rolling out”

OPPO F11 Pro with 48MP rear camera, no notch display, VOOC Super Fast charging launching in India on March 5

After teasers, OPPO has confirmed that it will launch its F11 Pro smartphone with 48-megapixel rear camera in India on March 5th. Promo image and video already revealed Thunder Black and Aurora Green colors as well as pop-up front camera.

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Indian brand CENTRiC to launch S1 pop-up camera phone, G5, G3, A2 and L4 smartphones at MWC 2019

It has been almost an year since the Indian smartphone manufacturer CENTRiC launched a smartphone. Today the company has announced that it will introduce its flagship pop-up selfie camera smartphone S1 at MWC on 25th February. The company says that it is the first Indian smartphone brand to come-up with this feature, and the smartphone will go on sale in 2-3 months. Continue reading “Indian brand CENTRiC to launch S1 pop-up camera phone, G5, G3, A2 and L4 smartphones at MWC 2019”

Xiaomi opens Android Pie Global Beta testing registration for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi S2

Update – February 20, 2019: Xiaomi has opened registrations for global beta testing of Android Pie for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi S2 (Y2) smartphones on its forum. Registration is open till March 15th (Beijing Time) and ROM will roll out staring March 19th so we can expect open beta starting March-end or early April.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 India launch event entry registrations open again, attendees get special gift voucher worth Rs. 1500

Last week Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the  Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India on February 28th, even Flipkart has started teasing the phone. It opened registrations to buy tickets for the event on the same day, but it sold out quickly. Today it has opened the 2nd round of registrations on mi.com. The ticket costs Rs. 480, and the company says that it will offer goodies worth Rs. 1500 for all the attendees.

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TAGG 20000mAh Power Bank Turbo launched in India

TAGG Power Bank Turbo-20000

TAGG has launched its first ever power bank Turbo-20,000 in India. As the name suggests, it packs a 20,000mAh battery that consists of 6 high capacity Lithium-ion cells, dual device charging option, universal compatibility and Intelligent IC support. Continue reading “TAGG 20000mAh Power Bank Turbo launched in India”

Google Maps for iOS gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates

Google has announced that starting today, Google Maps users on iOS can stay up to date on your favorite places. Simply search for a place—whether it’s a new restaurant that just opened up in your neighborhood or that must-try bakery across town and tap the Follow button. Continue reading “Google Maps for iOS gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates”

LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets

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LG Electronics has announced that it will aggressively expand its voice recognition-enabled smart home appliances this year. With the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) partners Google and Amazon expanding sales of AI speakers globally, LG anticipates a simultaneous increase in demand for appliances supporting voice recognition. Continue reading “LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets”

Facebook now allows you to block background location tracking on Android

Facebook Android

Facebook has announced an update to the Facebook app’s location controls on Android to give people more choice over how it collects location information and how it stores the data it collects. The company clarified that it is not changing users previously made choices nor it is collecting any new information as a result of this update. Continue reading “Facebook now allows you to block background location tracking on Android”

Meizu Note 9 with 6.2-inch FHD+ display, 48MP rear camera, Android Pie to be announced on March 6

After the phone got certified by TENAA earlier this month, Meizu has confirmed that it will introduced the Meizu Note 9 smartphone at an Beijing on March 6th. Earlier leaks revealed 6.2-inch FHD+ water-drop notch screen, Android 9.0 (Pie), 2GHz SoC (likely Snapdragon 675), 48-megapixel rear camera, along with a 5-megapixel camera for portrait shots. It also has  a 20-megapixel front camera and a 4000mAh battery.

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JEDEC announces LPDDR5 RAM module for smartphones

JEDEC LPDDR5

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has finally announced the publication of JESD209 LPDDR5. It will eventually operate at 6400 MT/s I/O rate, 50% higher than the first version of LPDDR4, which will significantly boost memory speed and efficiency for a variety of applications including mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks. Continue reading “JEDEC announces LPDDR5 RAM module for smartphones”

Huawei P30 Lite with triple rear cameras surfaces in case renders

Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei is confirmed to announce the P30 series on March 26th, while we wait for the launch, the design of the P30 Lite which is the entry-level variant of the P30 series has been leaked through case maker Spigen. Surprisingly, the design of the P30 and P30 Pro were leaked through the Spigen cases a couple of weeks back.  Continue reading “Huawei P30 Lite with triple rear cameras surfaces in case renders”

OnePlus partners with Finnish carrier Elisa to launch 5G device in Q2 2019

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018 OnePlus announced that its next flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the company will release a commercial 5G smartphone with carrier network EE in the UK in 2019. Earlier this week it announced that it will showcase its first 5G prototype smartphone at MWC 2019 next week. Today the company has announced a partnership with leading Finnish telecommunications network carrier Elisa to launch a 5G device during the second quarter this year, making it among the first 5G devices in the Finnish market.

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Samsung Bixby gets support for four new European languages

Samsung has announced that Bixby is now officially available in four new European languages including British English, German, Italian and Spanish. These new languages will join the existing languages of US English, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. Continue reading “Samsung Bixby gets support for four new European languages”