The iPhone 8 launch in India is slated for Friday, and there are plenty of offers to make the deal more lucrative. While we already have launch offers from Amazon and Reliance Jio on the iPhones, Flipkart has joined the club at Rs. 10,000 in cashback and up to Rs. 23,000 to offer in exchange. If you take advantage of both offers, you can buy the base variant of the iPhone 8 for just Rs. 31,100 and the iPhone 8 Plus for Rs. 40,100.

If you have the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, you can get a trade-in value of Rs 20,000 and Rs. 23,000, respectively. Alternatively, if you have a Citibank credit card or a Citibank World debit card, you will get a cashback of Rs. 10,000. The cashback offer is currently unavailable on other cards, including business cards. While pre-ordering the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, check the seller’s name, as the offer only applies to transactions made through Shreyash Retail Pvt. Ltd. (SuperCom Net) on the Flipkart platform.

Nokia 3310 3G variant brings high-speed internet to the classic feature phone. The Nokia 3310 was resurrected this year when HMD Global took over the reins from Nokia. The new handset got a unique design and a new version of snakes but it didn’t get a fast internet connection. Although it had 2G connectivity, web browsing was slow and painful. Nokia seems to have solved it by launching a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310, the Nokia 3310 3G. As of now, the device will be available only in Australia at a price tag of AUD 89.95 (approximately Rs. 4,600), while the “global average price” will be EUR 69 (roughly Rs. 5,320).

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Nokia’s Acquisition in Hit Renewal Book Microsoft’s 2013 acquisition of Nokia’s device division wasn’t exactly a match made in heaven. While many people have previously expressed their disapproval, Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, reveals in his new book that he never wanted Microsoft to buy Nokia. “The press criticized the idea, and Microsoft’s board was resistant,” Nadella describes the tension between the announcement and the acquisition of Nokia’s division.

“Over the summer, while he was still negotiating to buy Nokia outright, Steve Ballmer asked the members of his leadership team, his direct reports, to give them a thumbs up or down on the deal. He wanted a public vote to see where the team got to the point. I voted no. While I respected Steve and understood the logic of increasing our market share to build a credible third-party ecosystem, I couldn’t understand why the world needed the third-party ecosystem in phones unless we changed the rules,” Nadella reveals in his book Hit Refresh, which hits shelves this week.

Honor 7X launch, set for October 11 will have an 18:9 ratio. Honor, the Huawei brand, is all set to launch the successor to the Honor 6X on October 11. The new smartphone, dubbed the Honor 7X, will be launched in China based on the company’s confirmation in a Weibo post. In the same position, Honor seemingly confirms that the Honor 7X will have an 18:9 display. Since the Honor 6X had a dual camera, we can expect the Honor 7X to have something similar. The smartphone is said to have a 5.5-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and will likely be powered by a Kirin 670 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, and will run on EMUI 5.1 on Android Nougat.

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 to get Android 8.0 Oreo update before the end of 2017. Earlier this month, HMD Global confirmed that its devices would get an update to Android 8.0 Oreo without citing a timeline for it. The company has now announced that the Android Oreo update for Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be released before the end of the year. HMD Global has been active in pushing security updates to all of its devices, including the Nokia 3, a sub-R. 10,000 phone.

As the launch date for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL approaches, there are multiple leaks revealing the hardware and software specifications of the device. It has been reported that the new Google smartphones will have a redesigned Pixel Launcher, dual stereo speakers on the front, a portrait mode for the camera, and an always-listening music recognition feature. Google is now looking forward to packing some brand-new features along with the new set of hardware. Google Pixeand l 2, Pixel 2 XL said they always listen to music, a portrait, mode and more. While most smartphones with portrait mode in front of the camera have a dual camera setup, the leaks reveal that the Pixel phones have only one camera on the back. Some rumors indicate that both phones could ditch the 3.5mm audio jack.

Facebook Unveils Blood Donation Features in India Facebook has announced a new initiative to increase blood donations in India by connecting donors with those in need. Citing the “shortage of safe blood” in India, Facebook mentioned that its users use social network to communicate with donors. To address this, people can sign up as donors and help other individuals, hospitals, and blood banks contact them. The social networking giant said it has been working with nonprofits, health industry experts, and potential donors to ensure the service is useful.

iPhone X Face ID Security Details Revealed; iPhone X hit with production issue Apple has released more details about how the Face ID feature works on the iPhone X, some of the concerns people have had since the face scanning feature was announced. When Apple unveiled the feature claiming it could unlock phones and use them for payments, it raised many privacy concerns and questions about how the data was stored on the device. Apple says that the Face ID data does not leave the device and lists the conditions under which the face scanning feature does not work.

While doubts about the security of the Face ID have been removed, getting your hands on an iPhone X may not be that easy. The iPhone X, launched along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, may not be available in sufficient quantities if reports are to be believed. Apple appears to have had production issues with two components required for the Face ID feature on the iPhone X. Extended production time for one of the components is to blame.

Akai launches 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV in India Akai has launched a 50-inch 4K LED TV in India for Rs. 59,990, and the new model is already available in offline stores in the country. The TV has a UHD resolution, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow; it also has 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The new TV also has built-in Wi-Fi support and an Akai store where users can download apps. The Akai store currently has over 100 apps, including Facebook and Twitter. Other connectivity options include two USB ports, three HDMI ports, and AV-In and AV-Out ports.


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