Reliance Jio has much to do with the Jio Phone as it hopes to use it to grab its next big chunk of subscribers. While the Phone is still making its way to those registered for it, we have a report of a unit that reportedly exploded and caught fire. In a statement to Gadgets 360, a Reliance Retail spokesperson said the company is aware of the incident and has determined in the initial investigation that the damage was caused by deliberate sabotage. To make matters even more suspicious, the Twitter account that first tweeted photos of the mangled Phone has since deleted the tweet. It’s hard to say if this is a real incident or if it’s some mischief played by rivals in hopes of quelling the hype surrounding it.

In other news, it looks like Samsung can’t take a break when it comes to exploding phones, as a Galaxy J7 reportedly caught fire in mid-air on a Delhi-Indore flight last Friday. The Phone had been put in a bag, presumably not charged, when the owner noticed smoke coming out of the bag about 15 minutes after the Jet Airways flight departed. The fire was extinguished immediately, and everything was under control.

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New Upcoming Features Discovered in WhatsApp for iPhone Beta Code As Facebook drives the future of WhatsApp, the company is rapidly expanding the app’s functionality. We now know that group calls and video calls are coming soon, according to WABetaInfo. The reference to these features was discovered in the beta code of WhatsApp for iPhone. “There are many hidden references about group chats, but there is only one reference about group video calls. So group video calls are currently partially confirmed,” WABetaInfo said in a tweet.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs and images leak The Xiaomi Redmi Note series has arguably been one of the most successful series for the company,. Now we get a glimpse of what the next version will look like. According to a TENAA listing, the Redmi Note 5 will have an 18:9, 5.99-inch display, a 4000mAh battery, and will use a Snapdragon 600 series SoC. The listing also includes images indicating that the handset will have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Nokia 9 back leaks, Nokia 2 spotted The Nokia 9 has been in the news quite a bit in recent weeks, and now we get a clear view of the back of the smartphone, which pretty much confirms the dual-camera setup. It also shows a cutout for the circular fingerprint sensor. Separately, HMD Global’s lowest-running Nokia 2 was briefly spotted on the website of US retailer B&H. According to the list of retailers, the alleged Nokia 2 (with model name TA-1035) will have a price tag of $99 (approximately Rs. 6,500) and is expected to reach several markets, including India.

The Google Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in problem looks very worrying. Alex Dobie of AndroidCentral tweeted a photo last weekend that showed an annoying screen burn-in on his Pixel XL review unit. A burn-in on a P-OLED screen is not uncommon, but this problem usually crops up after months of use. It will be interesting to see what Google finds in its research and if it’s something that could go away with a software update. Or else, both Google and Android enthusiasts eyeing the Pixel 2 XL smartphone are in for some disappointment.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets a DxO Mark score of 97Huawei claimed its new Mate 10 Pro is capable of taking great photos, and now DxO Mark has somewhat validated their claim by assigning the Phone a score of 97, which is higher than the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8, which scored 94 each. Last week, DxO published an extensive review of the camera sensors on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which surprised many when it said that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro had been awarded a score of 100 for its photo performance. The company also gave the handset 91 for video testing.

Moto G6 Play tipped to launch next year. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Lenovo will be launching the successors to the Moto G5 series next year, which will most likely be called the G6 series. However, according to Evan Blass, the company will also bring the moment back, but we expect to hear more in the coming months. The company is also widely expected to unveil the Moto G6, and Moto G6 Plus ahead of the Moto G6 Play launch, which has been a pattern for other Play variants.

Essential Phone Price Dropped to $499 Andy Rubin’s ambitious smartphone project, the Essential Phone, didn’t get off to a great start, and now Essential Products has lowered the price of the Phone from $699 (approximately Rs. 45,460) to $499 (about €32,457). Niccolo de Masi, Essential’s President and Chief Operating Officer announced over the weekend, noting that the move comes as the startup tries to “make it even easier for you to experience our products and our bond.” The price cut comes when Google’s Pixel 2 XL is on the market, and Apple’s iPhone X is around the corner.

UberHIRE XL Now Available in DelhiUber has announced that UberHIRE XL, an extension of the UberHIRE tier it has been offering for a while, is coming to Delhi. UberHIRE XL allows as many as six people to travel together, compared to UberHIRE, which allows up to four people to share the ride. Customers using an UberHIRE XL must pay a minimum fare of Rs. 359 in cash, which covers one hour of travel time and up to 10 kilometers of driving.

HTC U11 Plus, HTC U11 Life specifications leaked HTC is scheduled to hold an event on November 2 in Taiwan, and according to some new leaks, it could be before the launch of HTC U11 Life and HTC U11 Plus smartphones. A smartphone dubbed “HTC 2Q4D200” was spotted on the Chinese telecommunications certification website TENAA, which is said to have a 5.5-inch QHD display, a 3830mAh battery, and an Android 8 Oreo. Going through the new WinFuture, the company will launch another phone, the U11 Life, which is said to have a 5.2-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 630 SoC, and a 2600mAh battery.


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