The Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus have arrived in India after their global launch earlier in August, priced at Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 15,999, respectively. The former is only available offline, while the latter can be purchased from Amazon India and Moto Hub offline stores. At launch, you can get Rs. 1,000 off your old smartphone, discounted Rs. 499 for Moto Sports headphones, and up to 50 GB of additional 4G data. The rear camera is the highlight of both new phones – with an extra ‘S’ name compared to their predecessors. While the G5S has a single 16-megapixel f/2.0 sensor, the G5S Plus comes with two 13-megapixel f/2.0 sensors on the back.
Both new Moto phones also have fingerprint sensors on the home button, metal unibody designs, and water-resistant nano-coating, making them splash-proof and fast charging. In addition, Lenovo India also announced that it would lower the price of the Moto G5 Plus from Rs. 15,999 to Rs. 14,999, as it now has a better replacement.
Here’s a look at the other big newsmakers of the day:
Xiaomi Redmi 4A now available in a new variant Xiaomi launched a new variant – with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM – of the Redmi 4A in India on Tuesday for Rs. 6,999, almost half a year after the phone’s launch in March. The existing Redmi 4A has 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM, priced at Rs. 5,999, so potential buyers now have another option to choose from. It will be available from Thursday through Mi.com, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm and Tata CliQ.,
Vodafone Cliqches Rs. 392 plan with 28 GB data in Delhi-NCRVodafone is now offering a new prepaid plan for consumers in Delhi-NCR to meet the challenge of Reliance Jio. At Rs. 392 for a validity period of 28 days, it offers 1 GB of data per day – the variant that made Jio popular – and unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls. Interestingly, the package is simply a revised version of the existing Rs. Charging 349, so you have to pay more in Delhi to get the same benefits.
Hotstar will be getting full HD videos soon; Amazon gets Cartoon Network shows Hotstar is currently in the works to introduce videos in full HD resolution on its platform, with two sources telling Gadgets 360 that the rollout can be expected in the next few months. At the same time, the streaming service is also in talks with HBO and other premium content providers to enable downloads of the licensed content, allowing you to watch Game of Thrones offline.
Meanwhile, Amazon has teamed up with Cartoon Network to bring its series of shows to its Prime Video streaming platform. That includes Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, and Dexter’s Laboratory, among others. The deal is with Turner India, so it will not involve CN content from the US, such as Samurai Jack.
Moto X4 may launch this weekend. Lenovo may launch the Moto X4 on September 2, according to an official poster for a new event in the Philippines titled “Hello Moto X Jadine FB Live,” featuring popular duo James Reid and Nadine Luster, who have earned the nickname “Jadine.”. In addition, a tipster has revealed that the Moto X4 will most likely cost $349 (about Rs. 22,400) and $399 (about Rs. 25,600), suggesting that the phone will come in two variants.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the best smartphone screen Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has the best smartphone screen DisplayMate has ever tested, the calibration and testing company announced on Tuesday. The 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 1440×2960, a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, and is capable of HDR (high-dynamic range) video. DisplayMate also praised its native color gamut, color accuracy, reproduction, improved viewing angles, and power-saving modes.
Zomato nearly implemented UPIZomato will soon receive support for India’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment system, the restaurant search and food delivery startup Gadgets 360 said. “We understand that this is already in the works and look forward to rolling this out shortly,” a spokesperson said. However, the company is waiting for an update from NPCI, which plans to further improve interoperability on its platform.
Facebook pages that spread “fake news” have their ads rejected. Facebook will refuse ads from pages that have a habit of spreading fake news stories to curb the rise of “fake news” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as US president. “If Pages repeatedly share stories that have been flagged as false, these repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to advertise on Facebook,” product executives Tessa Lyons and Satwik Shukla said in a blog post.
Google Play Protect now extending to devices itself Google is expanding its Play Protect feature to devices, having rolled it out to device settings and Play Store since its announcement at I/O 2017. The company said certified devices would ship with Google Play Protect. Out-of-the-box and help protect against malware-infected apps. It is an attempt by the Android maker to ensure that customers are better protected in the face of incidents from previous years.