Reliance Jio has announced offers for pre-orders of iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 in India. A buyback offer for the iPhone X allows potential buyers to buy back 70 percent 12 months after purchase. Those looking for the Google Pixel 2 will get Rs. 35,000 in benefits, including cashbacks, one year of voice, and data from Reliance Jio and Sennheiser earphones; the offers are only available for the pre-order period, which ends Tuesday for the Pixel 2 and Thursday for the iPhone X.

Jio Phone Rumors: Reliance Jio says it’s still “committed” to a feature phone. In other Reliance Jio news, the company has refuted claims it wants to stop production of the Jio Phone in favor of an Android phone. In a statement to Gadgets 360, Reliance Jio said: “Jio Phone, ‘India ka smartphone,’ is committed to fulfilling the country’s digital vision. Jio welcomes the first 6 million Indians to transition to digital with the JioPhone. Live and will announce the next booking date for Jio Phone soon.”

Jio had previously claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone, and the company insists it plans to continue.

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Airtel Offers Celkon Smart 4G Phone ‘Rs. 1,349 ‘Airtel has partnered with domestic phone manufacturer Celkon to lower the effective price of the Smart 4G Android phone to Rs. 1,349. Under the new offering, customers are required to pay Rs. 2,849 to buy the handset, then purchase top-ups worth Rs. 169 for 36 months. Alternatively, they can buy top-ups worth Rs. 3,000 in the first 18 months and another Rs. 3,000 over the next 18 months to qualify for the Rs. 1,500 cashback that reduces the handset cost.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 permanent price cut in India Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has gone through a price drop in India. With the new pricing, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with 32GB of built-in storage is available for Rs. 13,999 (originally launched at Rs. 14,999), while the 64GB built-in storage variant costs Rs. 15,999 (debuted for Rs. 16,999). Flipkart makes the deal even more fun by offering you an exchange discount of up to Rs. 15,000 in exchange for your existing handset.

Nokia 2 specs tipped off by leaked benchmark list Nokia 2 has been spotted in a leaked AnTuTu benchmark list ahead of the expected official launch in India on Tuesday. According to the listing, the Nokia 2 will have an HD display (720×1280 pixels) in a 5-inch format. Also, asIt is listed with a 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel camera sensor that will likely be available on the front and back, respectively—Tualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 SoC also has1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

Amazon Alexa app is now available in India for Android and iOS. After the launch of Amazon Echo in India, internet giant Amazon launched the Amazon Alexa Android and iOS app in India. It is useful for setting up the company’s line of smart speakers. Aside from that, you can use the Alexa app to change settings, check past requests, see what’s going on, add new skills, or create new routines. The Alexa app ties in with Amazon’s e-commerce capabilities and lets you go through your to-do list while shopping by allowing you to edeveloplito sts by talking to the Alexa voice assistant.

More Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL issues were reported. Another day and reported another Pixel 2-related issue. This time, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users claim that their devices have audio problems when recording video. Othe r reposaidtersd claim that Android Auto crashes on the new Pixel 2 devices and portrait mode shots are not displayed on the Pixel 2 XL. Google is reportedly working on a fix.

Oppo R11s and Oppo R11s Plus specifications revealed ahead of launch With LG, Samsung, Xiaomi, and even soon enough, OnePlus is bringing bezel-less smartphones, Oppo is continuing its efforts with the Oppo R11s and R11s Plus. According to reports, the devices have passed the certification in China. No price has been announced, and registrations for the duo’s first sale are already open. According to the TENAA listing, expect the Oppo R11s to have a full-HD+ plus 6.01-inch display, an Oct-core Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable to 256GB, and a 16-megapixel camera on the back. Rear with a secondary 20-megapixel sensor, a 20-megapixel front camera, and a 3120mAh battery. The Oppo R11s Plus has similar specs except for a 6.43-inch display, 6GB of RAM, and a 3,880mAh battery.

New AI System Developed to Outsmart CAPTCHA Authentication Vicarious – an artificial intelligence company- has created a custom neural network to crack CAPTCHA after studying a few examples. Called a recursive cortical network, it uses data from the past to learn new processes and outcomes and then goes back to the software. This is done over and over until a solution is found. By applying the recursion principles to a neural network, researchers dramatically reduced the software learning curve. Vicarious claims the system takes five training steps to crack Google’s reCAPTCHA 67 percent of the time.

iPhone Q3 shipments up 40 percent in China; Apple reveals iPhone X screen repair costs After an 18-month decline in iPhone sales in China, Apple saw a 40 percent increase in shipments in the country in the third quarter, according to research firm Canalys. From July to September 2017, nearly 11 million iPhones were sold in China, compared to 8 million in the same period last year. Previously, Apple had negative year-over-year growth in China for six consecutive quarters.

“The high retail price is meeting pent-up demand for iPhone upgrades in the absence of the iPhone X,” said Canalys analyst Mo Jia, adding that price cuts on previous models after the iPhone 8 announcement also helped.

Speaking of the iPhone X, Apple has revealed how much it would cost to have the iPhone X screen repaired. According to the company’s support page, expect to pay $279 (about Rs. 18,000) for screen repairs without AppleCare+ in the US, applicable after the standard one-year warranty period has expired. AppleCare+ for iPhone X costs $199 (almost Rs. 13,000) and is needed in the event of accidental damage not covered under warranty without AppleCare+. Another scenario where users have to pay for screen repairs is when the screen stops working, and the Apple warranty or AppleCare+ does not cover the iPhone X.


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