Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones in India to continue its dominant streak in the budget segment of the Indian market. The two Xiaomi smartphones have a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280px) screen, MIUI 9, 3080mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash, 4G VoLTE support, and microSD card support up to 128 GB with dedicated memory card slot. The Redmi Y1 Lite, priced at Rs. 6,999, is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset and comes with 16GB of built-in storage and 2GB of RAM. Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM, and Rs. 10,999 for the model with 64GB of built-in storage and 4GB of RAM. Both handsets will go on sale at noon IST on Amazon India and Mi.com on November 8 and will be available at offline retailers after that.
MIUI 9 Global ROM Rollout Announced for India During the launch of the two phones, Xiaomi announced the rollout of the MIUI 9 Global ROM. The Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite come with the built-in, while the popular Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and Mi Max 2 will ship in early November. MIUI 9 will also be released for other popular phones like Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Mi 6, all the way back to the Mi 2. Key features include faster app loading times, new design elements, lock screen shortcuts, and split function. Screen, and more.
Oppo F5 launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 19,990. Oppo also launched the F5 selfie smartphone in India, which features a 20-megapixel front camera with AI beautification and a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160px) full-screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. As for the other key features, Oppo F5 comes with Android 7.1 Nougat software, octa-core MediaTek MT6737T SoC, 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 3200mAh battery. The handset is available in two variants – one with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage for Rs. 19,900 and another with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage for Rs. 24,990. The Oppo F5 goes on sale on November 9 via Flipkart and will hit offline stores shortly after.
Along with the F5, Oppo unveiled the F5 Youth smartphone, which will have a 6-inch screen and AI beautification features. However, the company has not disclosed any other information about the device but expects to say it will be released in December.
WhatsApp Status, and Instagram Stories now have more than 300 million daily active users WhatsApp Status and Instagram Stories — both clones of Snapchat Stories — have each garnered 300 million daily active users, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The combined daily active users for the two was 250 million for Instagram Stories in June and WhatsApp in July. This figure leaves Snapchat in the dust, with 173 million daily active users. While users can’t cross-post Facebook Stories to Instagram Stories yet, the company says it could add the functionality shortly. Facebook also has 2.07 billion monthly active users, the company announced.
OnePlus CEO confirms the existence of OnePlus 5T, with 3.5mm jackOnePlus 5T is officially in the works as brand CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the upcoming handset will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company says it has considered the decision to forgo the 3.5mm jack or use the Type-C port for both charging and audio but ended up sticking with the jack because 80 percent of its customers have headphones used with the 3.5mm connector. The OnePlus 5T is expected to launch in mid-November as a follow-up to the June OnePlus 5, and it is said to have a bezel-less design to stay competitive compared to the rest of the industry.
HTC U11+, and U11 Life smartphones with Edge Sense launched HTC unveiled the U11+ and U11 Life smartphones with edge-to-edge displays and the squeezable Edge Sense. The former is an Android Oreo phone that will be sold in select markets and will cost 799 euros (about 60,000 rupees). At the same time, the latter also runs Android Nougat and will be available for $349 (about 23,000 rupees) from T-Mobile in the United States. US; There is no word on the global release plans, but this variant will be part of the Android One project. HTC U11+ has a 6-inch Quad-HD+ display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 12-megapixel UltraPixel camera with dual LED flash, and 3930mAh battery; it comes in a 6 GB + 128 GB configuration in Europe and a 4 GB + 64 GB configuration in other markets.
The U11 Life has a 5.2-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 16-megapixel cameras on the front and back, and a 2600mAh battery. It comes in two variants: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, with support for microSD cards.
Razer Phone With UltraMotion Display, 8GB RAM Unveiled Another major smartphone launched today is the Razer Phone, which is aimed at gamers. The handset’s 5.72-inch IGZO display supports refresh rates up to 120Hz, so there’s no lag or stutter when gaming; the company calls this the ‘UltraMotion’ display. The $699 (approximately Rs. 45,000) smartphone will go on sale in the US on November 17 and comes standard with an Android 7.1.1 Nougat smartphone; it will reportedly be upgraded to Android Oreo in Q1 2018. The main specs of the Razer Phone include Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 4000 battery. Mah.
Flipkart, Amazon may use drones for deliveries Flipkart, Amazon, and other e-commerce players may soon be able to use drones to deliver packages, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said at Aero Expo 2017. Aviation (DGCA) has also solicited public comments for a draft on the use of drones, including for commercial purposes, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The drones are classified by weight.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta update released, Galaxy Note 8 sales reach 1 million in South Korea Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now getting Android 8.0 Oreo beta update in the US, UK, and South Korea. Owners of the two phones can sign up for the beta update via the Samsung Members or the Samsung+ app. One Reddit user who accessed the beta said it includes launcher shortcuts, colored media notifications, and an overall smoother experience. Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the company’s home market have also surpassed 1 million units in just over a month after its release on the market.
Oppo R11s, and R11s Plus launched with dual rear cameras In its home country of China, Oppo has officially launched the R11s and R11s Plus, featuring 18:9 displays and dual rear cameras. While the former will cost CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 30,000) and will go on sale on November 10, the latter will cost CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 36,000) and will be available on November 24. Oppo R11s has a 6.01-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and 3205mAh battery, while the R11s Plus has a 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel, 6GB RAM and 4000mAh battery. Both phones have Android 7.1.1 Nougat software, hybrid dual SIM slots, 16 megapixels + 20-megapixel cameras with dual-tone LED flash on the back and 20-megapixel camera on the front.