Xiaomi launched its 6.44-inch Mi Max 2 in India on Tuesday with a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The smartphone’s highlights include a 5300mAh battery, a 12-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with Sony’s IMX386 sensor, and 4GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, accompanied by a full-HD 2.5D curved glass display powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC and Adreno 506 GPU. In addition to the 12-megapixel sensor on the back, there is a 5-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the front. The internal memory of the Mi Max 2 is 64 GB, expandable via a microSD card.
Xiaomi’s latest smartphone will be available first on July 20 at noon through Mi.com and Mi Home stores. Reliance Jio has launched offers for the phone, which offers an additional 10GB of data with every Rs. 309 for 10 charges. Check out the details of further Xiaomi Mi Max 2 sales.
July 20 also marks Xiaomi’s third anniversary in India, announcing a two-day sale during the Mi Max 2 launch. The hard-to-buy Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 will be in stock during the anniversary sale, along with new power banks and discounts on accessories. . Xiaomi is also bringing back the Re. 1 flash sale, which will be offered on Redmi 4A, Wi-Fi Repeater 2 and the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2.
At the Mi Max 2 launch event, Xiaomi also talked about expanding the number of Mi Home stores across India, with two new stores opening in Bengaluru later this month. First, on Saturday, July 22, one will open in LIDO Mall, and the second in Orion Mall on Saturday, July 29.
Meanwhile, in China, Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 5X – a variant of the Mi 5 – on July 26, according to a teaser posted to its Weibo account. The phone is expected to have MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat. Regarding hardware, per leaks, you can expect the Xiaomi Mi 5X to have a 5.5-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and 4GB of RAM. It is expected to cost about CNY 1,999 (about Rs. 19,000).
Nokia 8 appears in all its glory. The Nokia 8 has surfaced in leaked press releases, giving us our first close look at the premium device ahead of its July 31 launch. Expected to cost 589 EUR (approximately Rs. 43,400), the Nokia 8 has a vertical dual rear camera thanks to HMD Global’s partnership with Carl Zeiss for optics. Furthermore, the phone is tipped to have a 5.3-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835, 4/6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. Check out the leaked images of the Nokia 8.
Reliance Jio claims to be the largest mobile data network in the world. Reliance Jio is now the largest mobile data network in the world, with 15 percent of global traffic, Sunil Dutt, the company’s President of Devices, claimed at the Xiaomi event in New Delhi on Tuesday. Dutt added that Jio is the only exabyte network in the world and accounts for 85 percent of India’s mobile data consumption needs. He also brought up the statistic above of monthly data usage, which has increased from 0.2 billion gigabytes to 1.2 billion gigabytes, with Jio being a major contributor to the increase.
Amazon has deemed it necessary to classify laptops into student majors such as humanities, engineering, MBA, and so on. Amazon and Flipkart Host Laptop Sales While college semesters are in full swing, Amazon India and Flipkart are hosting Back to College Sales, featuring deals, exchange offers, and free EMI options on several laptops. The cheapest option is Lenovo’s 15.6-inch Ideapad for Rs. 18,990. You can get Rs. 10,000 discount when trading in an old laptop and a two-year warranty for Rs. 1,499.
On Flipkart, the sale will run from July 18-20. You can get the 6th generation Core i3-equipped HP Imprint for Rs. 35,964, and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is 3-5 percent off. You can go up to Rs. 7,000 on barter offer with the imprint and up to Rs. 20,000 on some gaming laptops.
The iPhone 8’s power button may include Touch ID, coming in November. According to a new report, Apple could put Touch ID on the power button with iPhone 8. Thanks to that implementation, revealed in a design file provided to a case maker, the iPhone’s 10th-anniversary power button will be slightly larger. The renders also add fuel to the vertical dual camera setup fire at the rear, along with removing the Home button on the front.
A second report reiterates the delay in the phone’s release due to the lengthy development schedule. ,The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, with minor upgrades to last year’s phones, will ship as usual; the iPhone 8 – which is expected to be more expensive – won’t be available until November.
Google Allo Brings Post Comments To Its Platform A new update to Google Allo has added support for Post Comments, with a heart emoji being your only option. That means the next time you want to agree with someone or send your love; you don’t have to go to the keyboard’s emoji drawer. There is no word on when the new feature will be available to iOS users.
Huawei includes Fitbit with Band 2, and Band 2 ProHuawei unveiled two new fitness trackers on Tuesday — the Band 2 and Band 2 Pro — that looks a lot like the Fitbit Charge 2, down to the two-tone finish of the metal center. But unlike their Fitbit counterpart, Huawei’s wearables are waterproof, and the Band 2 Pro has built-in GPS. Two additional features are Firstbeat – which helps assess VO2 max – and Breathing Coach, similar to Fitbit’s Relax and Apple Watch’s Breathe. The Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro are compatible with Android 4.4 or later and iOS 8.0 or later and will be available in blue, black, and red colors, though they don’t have a release date or pricing information yet.
Flipkart Reportedly Increases Snapdeal’s Takeover Offer by $100-150 Million After Snapdeal rejected Flipkart’s initial $800-850 million offer earlier in July, the latter is back with an improved takeover bid of between $900-950 million, people have told who were aware of the case to Reuters. The revised offering includes Snapdeal’s marketplace and solutions provider, Unicommerce but excludes its logistics arm, Vulcan Express, and digital payment company Freecharge. Infibeam has also apparently proposed to acquire Snapdeal, and the company is expected to decide within ten days.
Remix OS is no more, as Jide changes jobs. In a post on its website, the company said it sees “huge potential” in businesses and has decided to focus solely on that. This also affects the all-in-one entertainment device Remix IO, which appeared on Kickstarter last year. Jide said it would refund pre-orders starting August 15.