Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the successor to last year’s Mi Max, has been launched in China. It will go on sale in China on June 1, but no release date for India has yet been announced. The phablet – available in 64 GB and 128 GB variants – has a 6.44-inch display, a 5300 mAh battery, improved one-handed use, an updated design, and stereo speakers. As for the rest of the specs, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 packs the octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint sensor, and IR blaster. The Android Nougat smartphone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front shooter.
OnePlus 5 will be the first flagship in India with Snapdragon 835 SoC; the company claims OnePlus has just confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be running Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. But that’s not all, as the company has claimed that the OnePlus 5 will be the first flagship smartphone in India to use the processor. While Xiaomi has launched the Mi 6 in China and Samsung has the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US, Indian consumers have yet to get their hands on it. If OnePlus’ claims are true, this should change soon.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, J7 Prime 32GB, Zen Admire Sense launched in India Samsung showed 32GB models of Galaxy J5 Prime and J7 Prime for India. When they launched last year, they were previously available in just a 16GB storage option. The all-new 32GB Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (Review) will be available for Rs. 16,900, while the Galaxy J5 Prime is available for Rs. 14,900. As before, the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime will be available through the company’s online store and third-party offline stores.
To add, Indian smartphone maker Zen Mobile has launched the Admire Sense smartphone in India. Rs. 5,999 gets you a 5-inch screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. All on par until you factor in a fingerprint sensor and 4G VoLTE support, and a digital assistant app. It will be available with partner dealers across the country.
The government is examining TRAI’s proposal to punish Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone Reliance Jio and will decide at the appropriate time. Previously, TRAI recommended criminal action against the three operators.
“Bring on the proposal; we will examine it. We will decide in time,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Thursday on the sidelines of a press conference in New Delhi when asked what the government’s stance will be. Regarding sanctioning Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular. The fine the three must pay jointly is Rs. 3,050 crores. Previously, TRAI recommended criminal action against the three operators.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Is Here Nearly two months before Game of Thrones Season 7, HBO released its first full trailer. This comes after a few teasers hinting at what to expect. With Cersei Lannister, mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen, and King in the North Jon Snow, expect an all-out battle royale with the greatest threat, dubbed the White Walkers. With Season 7 consisting of only seven episodes, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere July 16 on HBO, July 17 on Hotstar, and July 18 on Star World Premiere.
Sony is reportedly discontinuing the ‘Premium Standard’ range. Sony is reportedly discontinuing the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact smartphone line. According to the company’s comments during Investor Day 2017, Sony met 85 percent of its sales targets for these phones in Japan, with only 31 percent internationally. In the future, Sony wants to focus on “technologies that only Sony can deliver” and on its key markets, such as Japan, East Asia, APAC, the Middle East, and Europe. As for India, it seems that Sony remains wary of the dominance of budget smartphones in the market.
Hands-on video tips for iPhone 8 No Home Button, Wider Frame It looks like the iPhone 8 doesn’t have a home button after all. The latest leak showing a dummy unit hand-held before the former confirms previous iPhone 8 leaks, such as a bezel-less display. Ultimately, if this is what Apple reveals at its usual September iPhone event, it could have a built-in Touch ID sensor.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard today as a novice speakerFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of Harvard to work full-time on the social networking site, returns as a novice speaker to address his graduating class. On Tuesday, he live-streamed a visit to the dorm where he started the website “thefacebook.com” and made it available only to his classmates.
“This is literally where I was. And I had my little laptop here, and this is where I programmed Facebook. It took me about two weeks,” Zuckerberg said in the video. “Here it happened.”
DJI Spark launched: Company’s cheapest and most compact droneDronemaker DJI has launched its most affordable and compact drone. The DJI Spark is a mini camera drone that weighs about 300 grams and costs Rs. 43,000 in India ($499 in the US). It is similar in size to a soda can, has a maximum flight time of 16 minutes, and records 1080p videos. There’s also a 12-megapixel sensor for photos and UltraSmooth technology to reduce judder and shutter roll effects.
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