Samsung launched two mid-range J-series Android phones in New Delhi on Wednesday. They are the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, which costs Rs. 17,900, and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, which comes at Rs. 20,900. While the former will be available on June 20, the latter won’t go on sale until mid-July, oddly enough. Both run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat underneath. Both phones also have Samsung Pay digital payment service, although it’s been reduced to Samsung Pay Mini (no card functionality) on the Galaxy J7 Max, as it doesn’t have NFC capability. Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer up to 120 GB of additional data.

In terms of specs, Samsung Galaxy J7 Max gives you a 5.7-inch full-HD display powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card. The phone has a 13-megapixel camera on the back (f/1.7) and the front (f/1.9), with flash on both ends. Inside is a 3,300 mAh battery. The Galaxy J7 Pro, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC with 3GB of RAM. It has 64 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card. The phone has the same camera and flashes setup. Inside is a 3,600 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

OnePlus 5 price and specs leaked again. Less than a week before its global launch, the OnePlus 5 has had more leaks. This time it is the price, specifications, and photos of the new flagship of the Chinese manufacturer. According to a blog, the OnePlus 5 starts at $479 (about Rs. 30,800). In India, the phone is expected to start from Rs. 32,999 for the base variant. Meanwhile, registrations for the phone have been opened on the Chinese e-commerce website If you register, the offer says you can participate in a flash sale on June 22.

The website also provided the specs and images, showing that the OnePlus 5 looks the same as the iPhone 7 Plus in design and rear camera setup. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat on a 5.5-inch full-HD display, with two RAM options: 6 GB and 8 GB. OnePlus have already confirmed the presence of Snapdragon 835, so there’s no point in discussing it. The camera setup of the OnePlus 5 will most likely have 20-megapixel f/2.6 and 16-megapixel f/1.7 sensors on the back and a 16-megapixel sensor on the front. The phone is also said to have a 3,300 mAh battery.

Reliance Jio’s growth was slowest in April. According to data from TRAI, Reliance Jio had its slowest growth in April, although the number of competitors was ahead of it. It added 3.87 million new subscribers to bring the total to 112.55 million, followed by Airtel (2.85 million), BSNL (0.81 million), and Vodafone (0.75 million). The total number of telecom subscribers in India now stands at 1198.89 million, increasing from 4.31 million in March.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to be launched in mid-August. According to a new report, Samsung isn’t shying away from the Note brand after last year’s Note 7 debacle, and the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to arrive in mid-August. A launch that month would give it an edge over the iPhone, something Samsung has always been excited about with its Note series.

Meanwhile, a tipster on Weibo has revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual camera setup on the back. Some consumers were disappointed with the lack of a rear camera upgrade on the Galaxy S8/S8+, and it seems Samsung is ready to address this with its upcoming new smartphone.

LG G6 is now available for Rs. 38,990 in India’s latest flagship – the LG G6 – arrived in India at the end of April and is already seeing interesting price drops. The phone is available now for Rs. 13,000 off, bringing the LG G6 price to Rs. 38.9990. There are two caveats: only Amazon Prime members can take advantage of the offer, and it only applies to the Ice Platinum and Astro Black color options. There are also several other offerings – for Bajaj Finance card owners and additional data from Reliance Jio – that you can check out here.

Intel invests Rs. 1,100 crores in Bengaluru R&D center Intel is betting Rs. 1,100 crores with its upcoming R&D center in Bengaluru, the company’s India GM Nivruti Rai said in a press conference on Wednesday. Located on an eight-acre campus in the city’s southeastern suburbs, it is expected to add 3,000 jobs over the next year and a half. This is in addition to the $2 billion (approximately Rs. 12,852 crores) that Intel has already invested up to 2016.

Google hires Apple chip architect to help with PixelGoogle wants to drive its internal product innovation, and it has hired Apple’s longtime chip architect Manu Gulati to do just that. Gulati publicly announced the job change on his LinkedIn profile on Tuesday, stating that he now works as Google’s “Lead SoC Architect”. He has over 27 years of industry experience.

One of the biggest reasons for the iPhone’s success is the homegrown nature of its chips, something Samsung has begun to emulate with its own Exynos line. Google had previously expressed an interest in doing this, and Gulati’s staff shows it’s on that path now. Expect the Pixel phones to feature Google’s homemade chip designs shortly.

Meanwhile, a leak discovered by 9To5Google and the sources of Android Police has revealed that the Pixel 2 may have been manufactured by LG. If you didn’t already know, HTC made the first Pixel line. The crux of the matter is a bug submission submitted by an LG employee for a device code-named Taimen, which appears to be the internal name for the Pixel XL’s successor.

Instagram’s archive feature is now rolling out to everyone. Instagram’s archive feature, which allows you to store previously shared photos in a private area, is now rolling out to all users worldwide. Think of it like Facebook’s “Only Me” setting, meaning you don’t have to delete something if you’d rather hide it from everyone. To access it, you need the latest 10.21 version of the Instagram app on Android and iOS.

IRCTC is offering Rs. 50 cashback for mVisa payments. As part of a digital payment promotion running until September 4, IRCTC ofgivess. 50 cashback for travelers using the new mVisa payment option. To do this, you must first download the mVisa app on your smartphone, link your Visa debit/credit card and then scan the mVisa QR code on the IRCTC website.

Uber CEO resigns indefinitely, and Yahoo CEO steps down after Verizon takeover. In an email to staff, he said he needed to become a better leader to run the highly regarded Silicon Valley startup.

Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ended her five-year reign after her position was fired over the completion of Verizon’s acquisition of the once-internet giant. She will receive a compensation package worth about $125 million (approximately Rs. 804 crores).


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