Researchers claim to have discovered very serious vulnerabilities in WPA2, a popular security protocol used by almost every Wi-Fi device worldwide. Using a KRACK attack, tAlmost every modern Wi-Fi device, such as your smartphone, laptop, and game console, is affected, and the only solution seems to be a software update for the affected devices. Using a KRACK attack, could allow anyone near your router to eavesdrop on Wi-Fi traffic.
You may be able to buy a Jio Phone again after Diwali. Couldn’t pre-order a Jio Phone in August? You may get another chance soon. Jio Phone pre-bookings are said to start again after Diwali after completing the first batch of deliveries. According to a report, Jio will likely take orders for its 4G feature phone between October and the end of November and the first week of November. However, no concrete date has been announced yet.
About 6 million Jio Phone units were booked in a day and a half when the company opened 4G feature phone bookings to the public on August 24 in the first phase. Reliance Industries chairman and chief executive, Mukesh Ambani, had announced that the 4G phone would be “effectively free” to users. Still, to prevent abuse of the scheme, Jio Phone buyers are required to make a one-time, fully refundable deposit of Rs. Pay. 1,500.
Redmi 5A launched; Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus, and Redmi Note 5 leaked Redmi 5A has been launched in China. Priced at CNY 599 (about Rs. 6,000), it is now available for pre-order in China. Xiaomi claims that the new metallic matte texture is lighter than metal and weighs 137 grams. There is no fingerprint sensor, but the company claims a battery life of eight days. Specifically, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports internals similar to its predecessor – the Redmi 4A. This means a Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD), and a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel on the front. The battery is on the low end, with 3000mAh versus 3120mAh on the Redmi 4A.
In addition, there have been leaks of the alleged Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5, as well as a Redmi 5 Plus. Redmi 5 could launch in 16GB and 32GB versions, while Redmi 5 Plus could launch in 32GB and 64GB editions. As for the Redmi Note 5, expect a Snapdragon 660 or MediaTek Helio P25 SoC, a 4000mAh battery, and a 16MP rear camera with a 5MP front camera.
Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro launched Less than a month before the iPhone X went on sale, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched two new flagship smartphones: the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The company took the opportunity to underline Apple’s efforts with the A11 Bionic chip and called the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC used by these devices the first with a Neural Network Processor Unit (NPU). Huawei claims AI support for selfies, improved object recognition in images, and better bokeh effects.
The Porsche Design is called Huawei Mate 10 and is available in Diamond Black. Both have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro also has a variant of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB. What is special is that the Huawei Mate 10 can use a microSD card for extra storage (up to 256 GB), while the Mate 10 Pro does not have such an option. And while the Mate 10 has a headphone jack, the Mate 10 Pro doesn’t. There is also a 6GB RAM, 256GB storage variant of the Huawei Mate 10.
Apple Pay could work with Paytm and other local wallets. After Samsung Pay and Google Tez; Apple could bring Apple Pay to India, according to Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue. “Our head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, is here with me. And Apple Pay is something we want in India,” Cue reportedly said.
Cue highlighted the major challenge facing Apple Pay rollout in India. “The challenge with payment mechanisms is that there isn’t much global scale. You’re dealing with individual markets at the same time… but India is one of those markets that we hope to bring Apple Pay to,” he said.
Don’t be surprised to see the company partner with Paytm and other wallet services.
“You have some great payment mechanisms these days, and we’re going to use all of that to do this. That’s one of the benefits we have with Apple Pay – Apple Pay isn’t trying to come up with a brand new payment vehicle, so people like Paytm are doing well here is great. The fact that credit cards are doing well here is great. We need to integrate with the popular and make the service available,” Cue said.
Samsung Galaxy J2 launched in India Spotted on Samsung’s website is the all-new Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017). It is priced at Rs. 7,390 and has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display. There’s a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (with only 4.3GB usable), and expandable storage via microSD up to 128 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is touted to come with Smart Manager for automatic memory management, which deletes duplicate images on the device and saved APK files. The smartphone also comes with Ultra Data Saving mode, which the company claims can help users save up to 50 percent of data.
Lenovo launches Moto G5S Midnight Blue Edition in India The Moto G5S is now available in a new variant – Midnight Blue. Lenovo has stated that the smartphone will cost Rs. 12,999 for the Diwali season. This is an introductory offer at the regular price of Rs. 14,999. The Moto G5S has a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection in an all-metal housing. It is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and 4GB of RAM. There is 32 GB of built-in storage, and the handset supports memory cards (up to 128 GB) to increase storage.
OnePlus 3, 3T, and OnePlus 5 receive updates; the company promises data not shared with third partiesOnePlus three and OnePlus 3T smartphones finally receive Android O through the company’s open beta program. This gives users access to new features such as picture-in-picture for supported apps such as YouTube and Google Maps. Furthermore, OnePlus has brought a slew of fixes for the OnePlus 5 with the OxygenOS 4.5.13 update. These include adaptive brightness optimization, YouTube video lag, and ringtone customization, to name a few.
In other OnePlus news, the company promised not to make users’ phone numbers, MAC addresses, and IMEI numbers available to third parties after the controversial user data monitoring program was uncovered for the second time this year.
“We would like to emphasize that we have not shared this information with any third parties at any time. The analytics we discuss in this post, which we only review in the aggregate, are collected to improve our product and service offerings,” he said. OnePlus boss Carl Pei.
Airtel sells iPhone 7 for a deposit of Rs. 7.777 The iPhone 7 is available for an Rs. 7.777 deposit via Airtel. The telco launched its online store, and with smartphones bundled with its offerings. There is a 24-term plan that includes an Rs. 2,499 postpaid plan. Buying an iPhone 7 via this route will get you up to 30GB of monthly data and unlimited calls to local, STD, and national roaming. Physical damage and cyber protection are also free for users who purchase smartphones through Airtel’s online store.
Samsung Connect Tag announced uses GPS and WPS to track your belongings. Samsung has announced Connect Tag. It’s a small device that you can put on your belongings, such as your luggage or your car so you can easily find them in an airport or a busy parking lot. It is touted as the first consumer mobile product to use narrowband technology. No price or release date has been set yet.