Xiaomi is having a holiday sale on its Mi.com website, which will be held today and tomorrow. The ‘No.1 Mi Fan Sale’ offers a variety of Xiaomi smartphones, accessories, and other merchandise. There will also be Rs. 1 flash sale on both days at 2 p.m., along with open deals for the Xiaomi Mi A1: Special Edition Red, which will be available for Rs. 12,999 (less than Rs. 13,999). Other phones for sale include Mi MIX 2, Mi Max 2, and Redmi Y1 Lite. You can read all the details of the Xiaomi sales offers here.
Xiaomi says it hopes to contribute to the government’s Digital India initiative,. For payments through its online portal, Xiaomi has added the option to use Google Tez as a payment method. IIntegrating Tez will help further increase the number of active users of the app, which recently passed the 12 million active user mark.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been replaced by Redmi 5 Plus. It seems Xiaomi has dropped the Note branding of its Redmi series if we look at a review posted on the MIUI forum for the Redmi 5 Plus released earlier this month. Alongside, the Redmi 5 was unveiled. According to the forum post, the Redmi 5 Plus is the successor to the Redmi Note 4. Interestingly, the specs of the Redmi 5 Plus also match the leaked specs of the Redmi Note 4 successor.
We contacted Xiaomi to work it out.Nokia 9 specs leak ahead of expected launch Nokia is expected to announce the Nokia 9 sometime early next year, and we may have new information about the specs through a recent US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification. Previous rumors have already revealed that the Nokia 9 will come with the model number TA-1042, TA-1005, and TA-1009, Now the FCC site is showing the model number TA-1005 of the Nokia 9. 128 GB of storage, Android Oreo, and is listed with a 5.5-inch OLED display from LG Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, and a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors.
Geekbench Tips Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Specifications The flagship phone leaks of 2018 are coming in, and this time, the next flagships from Samsung are in the spotlight. Now the Samsung Galaxy S9+ with the alleged model number SM-G965U1 has appeared on Geekbench, with an impressive single-core score of 2422 and a multi-core score of 8351. The list also reveals an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6 GB of RAM. Power the Galaxy S9+.
Vivo Carnival sale offers discounts on its popular phones. It will be held from Wednesday, December 20 to Friday, December 22, and the smartphones available with discounts are the Vivo V5S, V5S Plus, Y66, Y53, and Y55S. Aside from the values, Vivo is also touting 5 percent Amazon Pay cashback, additional exchange discounts of up to Rs. 3,000, savings of up to Rs. 1,700 free EMIs, and free vouchers for couples from Bookmyshow. Like Xiaomi, Vivo is also running a holiday sale – on Amazon India – where its popular smartphones go for discounted prices.
Gionee A1 Plus, A1 Lite price cut in India Gionee is getting into the festive spirit and has just announced price cuts for A1 Plus and A1 Lite. The A1 Plus price in India is now Rs. 23,999, lower than the launch price of Rs. 26,999, while the A1 Lite price in India has been slashed to Rs. 13,999, lower than the Rs. 14,999 launch price. The company also offers data offers where new or existing Airtel subscribers who purchase the A1 Lite will receive an additional 10 GB of data per month for six months with every top-up of 1 GB and above. Gionee A1 Plus, buyers of Reliance Jio get an extra 10 GB of data per month for six months on a top-up of Rs. 309 and above.
Samsung launches 49-inch curved gaming monitor, unveils world’s smallest DRAM chip. Samsung has found the “world’s largest curved monitor” in India for Rs. 1,50,000. The CHG90 is a 49-inch ultra-wide curved QLED monitor with HDR, an aspect ratio of 32:9 (3480×1080 pixels), a response time of 1 ms, and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Ports include 2 HDMI ports, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, USB hub, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 3.5mm audio input.
The company also unveiled the world’s smallest DRAM chip, the “second generation” 10-nanometer-class, 8-gigabit DRAM chip with improved energy efficiency and data processing performance. This is aimed at high-end data-crunching electronics such as cloud computing centers.
Google Chrome is about to roll out its ad blocker on February 15. Google Chrome’s native ad blocker launches on February 15. “From February 15, by Coalition guidelines, Chrome will remove all ads from sites with a ‘failing'” status in the ad experience report for more than 30 days,” the update said on the Google Developer website. Google previously announced that Chrome is now part of the Coalition for Better Ads, an industry group focused on improving online advertising.
Facebook is improving its AI technology to help the visually impaired. Facebook is adapting its AI technology to identify people for the visually impaired and implementing it for a much broader purpose. For the sighted, the new facial recognition settings will also help tackle cheaters, as starting Tuesday, Facebook will notify you if someone has uploaded your face as a profile picture. For the visually impaired, the company is also working to identify text in manipulated photos such as memes, though the technology isn’t quite ready for primetime yet.
New Apple AirPods to arrive in the second half of 2018. After the huge success of the AirPods, Apple is preparing a sequel to this in 2018. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will address the supply constraints of rigid-flex PCBs for batteries and will double shipments of its AirPods to more than 26 million units by next year. While details are still vague, Kuo says a smaller quartz component will be part of the improved model.
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