Xiaomi today launched the Mi MIX 2 and the Mi Note 3. Starting with the Mi MIX 2 has a 5.99-inch bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a 12 percent smaller chin than the previous generation Mi MIX and uses a hidden sound-guided speaker and an ultrasonic proximity sensor. Prices for the Mi MIX 2 start at CNY 3,299 (approximately Rs. 32,300) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant and go all the way to CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 46,000) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.

The Mi Note 3 launch is essentially a larger version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 launched earlier this year, with some minor differences. The company touts its newly developed AI-based Beautify feature, which has a 16-megapixel front camera and dual rear cameras, apart from face unlock and a 4-sided curved body. Pricing starts at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 24,500) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant, rising to CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,400) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

The Mi Notebook Pro laptop was also launched today. Compared to the MacBook Pro 2017, it comes in three variants: Intel Core i7 with 16 GB RAM for CNY 6,999, Intel Core i7 with 8 GB RAM for CNY 6,399, and Intel Core i5 with 8 GB RAM for CNY 5,599. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro features up to eight generations of Intel Core i7 processors, with dedicated graphics (Nvidia GeForce MX150), up to 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, and an up to 256 GB PCIe SSD. The 15.6-inch screen has a 72 percent NTSC color gamut and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus specs and features leaked. Ahead of Tuesday’s big iPhone event, many details about the upcoming iPhone models and other products and services have surfaced online. These leaks point to wireless charging on at least one of the iPhones, with some 3D animations appearing while charging. iPhone 8 is said to have 2 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X each have 3 GB of RAM. iPhone X may have a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for 4K videos at 60 fps and 1080p videos at 240 fps. The iPhone X is also expected to have a 7-megapixel front-facing camera that supports video recording in 1080p resolution at 30 fps. iPhone X may have a six-core Apple SoC.

Pre-booked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are said to be over 72,000 in India. Of these, 72,000 pre-booked the phone for purchase on release day. The smartphone will be launched in the country on September 12. While the response in India for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is no surprise, it is how difficult it is to repair the device. According to the renowned iFixit Repair & Repair Guide website, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s screen is difficult to remove and is filled with a lot of glue, leading to a score of 4/10 in terms of repairability.

Airtel 4G VoLTE Services Launched Airtel has started supporting Voice over LTE and is joining the ranks of Reliance Jio to offer such functionality to its subscribers. Currently, the VoLTE feature is live for customers on its network in Mumbai. Airtel plans to expand the reach of VoLTE support among its subscribers soon, Airtel said. The company does not charge additional fees for VoLTE service.

Spectrum from the government,” said BSNL chairman and general manager Anupam Shrivastava. Meanwhile, a top official has said that state-owned BSNL is betting on the national rollout of 4G VoLTE services even as preparatory work on 5G begins to stay ready for the future. Late last year, the telco had written to the Department of Telecom (DoT) to allocate ether in the 700 MHz band for the rollout of 4G services. The company expects to receive government approval soon for using ether in the 700MHz band to provide future 4G and 5G services.

Airtel said it is in talks with handset companies for Rs. 2,500 4G smartphone to rival JioPhone In other Airtel news, the company is also said to be in negotiations with handset companies for a Rs. 2,500 4G smartphone to rival the Jio Phone. While Jio has announced plans to offer a feature phone with internet for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is putting its bet on a full-fledged smartphone, as it believes people would be willing to spend a little more money to get a charged handset. A source familiar with the development said the new 4G smartphone will debut around Diwali and will come with Airtel’s 4G connectivity and an “attractive” data and voice plan to reach mass-market customers.

The planned dual-SIM 4G smartphone will have a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, VoLTE calls, and solid battery life. The Android phone comes with 1GB of RAM, said the source, who declined to be named. However, he did not say when the phones would be available for booking.

Xafecopy Trojan detected in India steals money via mobile phones, says Kaspersky Lab. About 40 percent of the malware’s target has been seen in India. “Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered mobile malware that targets the WAP billing payment method and steals money through victims’ mobile accounts without their knowledge,” the report said.

Xafecopy Trojan is disguised as a useful app like BatteryMaster and works normally. The trojan secretly loads malicious code on the device. Once the app is activated, the Xafecopy malware clicks on web pages with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) billing – a form of mobile payment that charges directly to the user’s mobile phone bill. After this, the report said the malware silently subscribes the phone to several services.

SIM cards not linked to Aadhaar can be deactivated. According to a new report, the government will continue to link Aadhaar to mobile SIM cards, and all unpaired phones will be deactivated after February 2018. The Aadhaar mobile pairing is allegedly done under the Supreme Court orders passed in February this year in the Lokniti Foundation case. All SIM cards must be verified with Aadhaar within one year of the ruling date. All unpaired phones must be deactivated after February next year so that criminals, fraudsters, and terrorists cannot use the SIM cards issued. The sources said the mobile operators could not store biometric data orey access other personal data.

LG G6 gets a price cut in India and has slashed G6 again by Rs. 9,000, making it available now at a MOP of Rs. 37,990 in India. The new price is valid for both online and offline smartphone purchases. LG confirmed the price cut in a statement to retailers seen by Gadgets 360. This is the third price cut for the handset, a competitor of the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL. It has a 5.7-inch FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Android 7.0 Nougat software, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB RAM, dual rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and 3300 mAh -battery.

Moto X4 Android One Edition tipped to launch in the US, render image leaked A Moto X4 smartphone with Android One branding has now been revealed in a rendered image, and the handset has been tipped to make its way to the US soon. Popular tipster @evleaks, aka Evan Blass, shared the rendered image of the Moto X4 smartphone with Android One branding on Saturday. While there don’t seem to be any other design changes, as seen from the camera module, the rendered image shows the handset with an Android One name at the bottom. Furthermore, an April report claimed that the Moto X series smartphone could be one of the top contenders for launch in the US this year as part of Google’s Android One program. The publication has now reiterated that Moto X4 will likely be the first Android One handset to launch in the US.

Google privacy dashboard redesign makes it easier to find what Google knows about you. Google will soon update its privacy and security dashboard to simplify its design and make it easier for mobile usersseefind what kind of personal information to share with the company. The update is part of a “ground-up” redesign that Google plans to roll out to users “in the coming days.” Launched in 2009, the dashboard is home to the My Activity and My Account tools, which respectively document all the actions a user has performed on Google services and any personal information they have shared with Google services. The company said the redesign also aims to make it easier for users to navigate the dashboard on a touchscreen.


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