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Realme U1 launched in India: Price, specifications and where you can buy it

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme on Wednesday launched its Realme U1 handset in India. The smartphone will be exclusively available on Amazon India, the company has announced.

The Shenzhen-based company, which has been in the smartphone market for less than 7 months, has launched 4 handsets in the period and the latest U1 device is targeted at the youngsters who prefer selfies.

The two main features of the smartphone are a 25-megapixel front camera and MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core SoC. Here are other specifications and features of Realme U1:

Display: 6.3-inch full HD+ display with 2340×1080 pixels resolution, 409ppi and aspect ratio of 19.5:9

Processor: 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with ARM G72 GPU. Helio P70 SoC is made on a 12nm process and comes with an octa-core CPU design. There are four high power Cortex-A73 cores and four efficiency Cortex-A53 cores. It also has dedicated APU for  AI related tasks.

RAM: Available in 3GB and 4GB variants

Internal storage: 3GB RAM model comes with 32GB of internal storage. 4GB RAM model comes with 64GB of internal storage. Both variants support storage expandability up to 256GB via microSD card.

Front camera: 25-megapixel front selfie camera (Sony IMX576 sensor) with an aperture of f/2.0.

Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP dual camera. The primary sensor gets a f/2.2 aperture while the second sensor gets a f/2.4 aperture.

Battery: 3,500mAh battery with quick charging support (10W).

Software: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS skin on top.

Price in India and availability

3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs 11,999 while 4GB RAM with 64GB storage will cost Rs 14,499. Both variants of Realme U1 will be available exclusively on Amazon India from 12 noon on December 5.

Nisha Shiwani has worked in many companies in various capacities and in her free time loves to express herself through her articles. She is based out of the pink city Jaipur.

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Meizu Note 9 launched with 48-megapixel rear camera: Price and other details

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After a frenzy of leaks and rumors, Meizu has today taken the wraps off its new Meizu Note 9 smartphone in China. The handset will rival the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro that recently launched in India. Meizu has offered a powerful combo of great specifications, build, and a bargain price to stand out in the crowded smartphone space. This is the company’s first budget offering this year, and the company has definitely made a statement.
Meizu Note 9 specifications, featuresGetting down to specifications, the Meizu Note 9 features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1080×2244 pixels. The display is unlike the flagship Meizu 16th, however, and houses a waterdrop notch on the top bezel. A key highlight of the Meizu Note 9 is the Snapdragon 675 SoC that also powers the Indian variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. This is a very capable octa-core chip based on the 11nm process, and features high-powered Kryo 460 cores.
The Meizu Note 9 continues to impress in the camera department as well with the company opting for a 48-megapixel sensor accompanied by a 5-megapixel depth sensor at the back. The primary sensor is Samsung’s GM1 MOD, which is the enhanced version of the standard GM1 sensor. The front notch houses a solitary 20-megapixel shooter. In terms of connectivity, the Note 9 has dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C.
The Meizu Note 9 is backed by a beefy 4,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charge. On the software front, it runs Android Pie based on Flyme OS 7.2. Meizu has also thrown in some gaming-centric features like Hyper Gaming which is similar to GPU Turbo on Honor phones.
Meizu Note 9 pricesThe Meizu Note 9 comes in three variants. The base model with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM is priced at RMB 1,398 (Rs 15,000 approximately), while the mid variant with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM is priced at RMB 1,598 (Rs 17,000 approximately). Lastly, the top model with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM is priced the same as the mid variant. Buyers essentially need to then choose between more storage or more RAM

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Apple’s next-gen, low-cost iPad may skip Face ID feature

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Apple seems to be paying attention to those hoping to have affordable devices from the iPhone maker. Earlier, it was the iPhone SE, and now, it seems like an upcoming iPad which would be low-cost and obviously, skip a few standard features.

Coder Steve Troughton-Smith uncovered references to four new iPads in the iOS 12.2 beta version. He shared the code references on Twitter saying they are for Wi-Fi and cellular variants of possible iPads which would be without Face ID, indicating the purported models could be low-cost and toned down versions of the main models.

In addition to that, the code also has references to possible the 7th-gen iPod touch without any Touch or Face ID. It isn’t clear as to when the company will officially tease or launch these new products, but going by the tradition, Apple might give us a peek in the first few months of this year.

Earlier this moneth, Apple Inc took the rare step of cutting its quarterly sales forecast, with Chief Executive Tim Cook blaming slowing iPhone sales in China, whose economy has been dragged down by uncertainty around U.S.-China trade relations.

The news, which comes as a spotlight grows on Beijing’s attempts to revive stalling growth, sent Apple shares tumbling in after-hours trade, hammered Asian suppliers and triggered a broader selloff in global markets.

The revenue drop for the just-ended quarter underscores how an economic slowdown in China has been sharper than many expected, catching companies and leaders in Beijing off balance and forcing some to readjust their plans in the market.

“While we anticipated some challenges in key emerging markets, we did not foresee the magnitude of the economic deceleration, particularly in Greater China,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to investors.

Apple finds itself in a tricky position in China, a key market for sales and where it manufactures the bulk of the iconic products it sells worldwide, after the high-profile arrest in Canada of the CFO of domestic rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Since the arrest last month, at the request of the United States, there have been sporadic reports of Chinese consumers shying away from Apple products. Even before then, local rivals like Huawei had been gaining market share over Apple.

Cook told CNBC that Apple products have not been targeted by the Chinese government, though some consumers may have elected not to buy an iPhone or other Apple devices due to the firm being an American brand.

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HMD global to reduce price of three Nokia phones: Report

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HMD Global, which has launched a number of Nokia Android Smartphones, has brought good news for its customers. The company is likely to bring down the price of their three best-selling smartphone models – Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 6.1.

All three models were launched last year and have fast processors with high storage capacity.

According to a report in Nokiapoweruser, HMD Global will soon be reducing the price of three of its mid-range smartphones.

After revised price, Nokia 3.1 will available for Rs. 8,999, while Nokia 5.1 will available at a price of 10,999. Nokia 6.1, which has two variants of 3GB RAM/32GB and RAM/64GB, will come for Rs.11,999 and Rs.13,999 respectively.

The reduced price will apply to both online and offline purchasing.

For anyone looking for budget smartphones, these Nokia models are a good choice.

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Vivo Y91 to reportedly launch in India for Rs 10,990 soon

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Vivo is reportedly planning to a new Y-series smartphone in India soon. After the recent launch of Vivo Y93, the Chinese company is said to introduce a more affordable Vivo Y91 in the country at around Rs 10,990, reports 91mobiles. It is likely to come in two gradient finish color options of Starry Black and Ocean Blue.

The Vivo Y91 isn’t an entirely new device as it has already been on sale in the Philippines since November last year. The Vivo Y91 is expected to feature a 6.22 inches HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution display with 19:9 aspect ratio, and a waterdrop notch at the top. The handset is likely to incorporate MediaTek’s Helio P22 processor instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, which comes in Y93.

The upcoming Vivo device is said to feature a dual rear-camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel primary sensor, and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, the Vivo Y91 could pack an 8-megapixel selfie camera inside the display notch area. While the Y91 in the Philippines comes with 3GB of RAM, its India variant is said to feature only 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and there will be an option of microSD card expandability up to 256GB.

On the software front, the Vivo Y91 will offer Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS and dual 4G VoLTE. The smartphone is said to feature facial recognition along with physical fingerprint sensor at the back by Vivo. It is noted that the whole package will be backed by a massive 4,030mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A flash sale today: Offer, price details and other specifications

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A  would go on flash sale today at 12 PM on Mi. Com. According to the information on the official Mi India website, the sale is set to kickoff at 12:00PM today. Besides, the sale of the device would also be continued on Amaon India.

The device would be available at starting at a price of Rs 5,999 for the base model with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

In terms of specifications, the Redmi 6A features a 5.45-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 processor, paired with 2GB RAM. It includes an internal storage of 16GB along with a microSD card for expandable storage.

Running Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI, the device comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS and a 3.5 headphone jack. A 3000mAh battery completes the package.

Earlier, Xiaomi on Thursday introduced two new large screen TVs – Mi LED TV 4X PRO (55) and Mi LED TV 4A PRO (43) -along with a debut in the home audio category with Mi Soundbar.

Xiaomi entered in the TV segment in India in 2018. Now, with the launch of these two products, it will look further to make its presence feel stronger than its competition.

Mi LED TV 4X PRO (55) comes with a large 55-inch (138.8cm) 4K UHD display with the panel featuring 10-bit colour depth, and support for HDR10. A capable set of internals drives the processing, including 20W stereo speakers tuned for louder sound and heavier bass with the outside topped with a beautiful metallic grey finish. Xiaomi intuitive Bluetooth remote, which features a built-in microphone, allows for easy control with the addition of Google Voice Search

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Samsung may use LCD displays for some Galaxy A series phones next year

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Samsung seems pretty confused with how it wants to carry forward its mid-range Galaxy A series. On one hand, the company has been introducing some very innovating features such as the triple-camera system on the Galaxy A7 (2018) and quad-camera on the Galaxy A9 (2018). On the other hand, the company may downgrade some features in the near future like using LCD displays instead of OLEDs, as per a new report of South Korea.

ETNews reported this week that Samsung may go with LCD panels for some Galaxy A phones in 2019. Some of these phones include the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A60. It won’t be the case for all Galaxy A phones, though, as the Galaxy A30, A40, A70 and A80 will reportedly come with OLED panels. Over the past few years, Samsung has been applying its OLED Infinity Displays to mid-range and low-end phones to make them look more premium and set them apart from other phones using LCD panels. But this also came at a cost as it forced the company to sell these devices at a higher price.

There is only one reason that could push Samsung to go with LCD panels and that is sales. The company wants to improve its sales after feeling the pressure from Chinese competitors in markets like India and other South Asian countries. With these LCD Galaxy A phones, Samsung will aim to keep the prices under 300,000 won (approx Rs 20,000).

The report adds that the upcoming Galaxy M series will also largely see phones with LCD displays. You may recall a report a few weeks ago that suggested Samsung is planning to introduce the Galaxy M series that is a merger between the Galaxy J, On and C lines. The affordable mid-range segment is seeing some stiff competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia and Oppo, which is forcing Samsung to rethink its strategy. Whether the upcoming LCD phones will offer the same kind of punch as Samsung’s OLED displays are know to give will remain to be seen.

Samsung will continue to test out new innovative features on the Galaxy A series before it bring them to its flagship line. So, we may see the Galaxy A9’s quad-camera feature appear on a Galaxy S or Note phone in the future, but as of now details are still slim.

 

 

 

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Apple iOS 12.1 guide: All the new features

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The Apple-uploaded iOS 12.1 user guide reveals a group Facetime feature, improved Apple Music, and grouped notification updates in the new operating system.

On October 26, with the release of the iPhone XR, Apple made the iOS 12.1 user guide available for free download on the Apple Store, giving us some insight as to the new features coming to mobile devices on October 30.

The group FaceTime feature announced earlier but not ready in time for September’s iPhone releases will land tomorrow. Users will be able to have conference calls and video calls supporting up to 32 people at once.

Unfortunately, only the iPhone 7 and more recent models can handle the feature, which will only be available in select regions. The iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, and 6s and 6s Plus can also support these multi-person calls, but only in audio; they will be the oldest models to support the new operating system.

New features include a Do Not Disturb During Bedtime feature that prevents you from being awakened during the night by notification alerts or a brightened screen. In general, the notifications will be more under control; users will have the ability to group them and decide which ones are worth being notified about.

Additionally, Apple is answering some common iPhone complaints with the update: the automatic “beauty mode” will be removed, the bagel emoji within the collection of 70 new emojis coming to the OS is no longer plain but spread with some cream cheese, and generally, bugs have been corrected. Your memoji can be more easily duplicated with the new operating system, so your avatar can change hairstyles as often as you do without requiring you to create another one from scratch.

To bring the camera up to speed with other top device models, the depth will be adjustable in real-time within the portrait mode of the camera app, and the operating system will have dual SIM support to properly enable eSIM.

The new emojis and the ability to take true-to-life pictures will be available tomorrow, probably not long after the iPad and Mac event when the iPad iOS 12.1 user guide is expected to be published as well.

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OnePlus 6T India price could be higher than OnePlus 6; all you need to know

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OnePlus 6T, the next flagship smartphone from OnePlus, will be officially launched tomorrow. The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting an event in New York where it will officially launch the device. The announcement was initially scheduled for October 30 but the company decided to prepone it by a day after Apple announced its own event in New York on October 30.

OnePlus switched to two flagship smartphones a year strategy with the launch of OnePlus 3T in 2016. OnePlus 6T comes just five months after the launch of OnePlus 6 in May and it has huge shoes to fill after most critics believed that it is almost impossible to make a better smartphone without increasing the price. The launch event is scheduled to start at 11AM EDT (or 8.30PM IST) in New York.

The company had also scheduled a simultaneous launch event in New Delhi on October 30 but did not reschedule it for October 29. Following its global launch in New York, the company will introduce the smartphone for the Indian market on October 30. The India launch event is also scheduled to start at 8.30PM IST and will be streamed live on its YouTube channel.

OnePlus 6T, when it becomes official tomorrow in New York, will be hardly new to those following the smartphone. The upcoming flagship has leaked in the form of renders, live images and in the process, revealing complete specifications of the device. There is nothing new in terms of upgrade and it will be aimed at those still stuck with their OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 5 models.

In terms of design, the OnePlus 6T is expected to feature the same metal and glass sandwich design, we saw for the first time on the OnePlus 6. At the front, it is rumored to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, which will be larger than 6.28-inch screen seen on the OnePlus 6 and feature a teardrop notch, which will be narrower than the notch seen on its predecessor. At the back, there will be same dual rear camera setup but OnePlus is dropping the fingerprint sensor placed below it.

This year, OnePlus 6T will launch with an in-display fingerprint sensor, also seen on phones from its sister brand Vivo and other Chinese smartphone makers including Xiaomi and Huawei. It is not clear whether the in-display fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 6T will be as fast as the traditional sensor placed on the front or rear of the device. It is a bold move from a company that has promised to offer meaningful updates every six months.

In terms of hardware, the OnePlus 6T will get the same Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage. It will retain the same dual rear camera setup with 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. One of the big changes is expected to come in the form of larger 3,700mAh battery and support for fast dash charge technology.

OnePlus CEO has already confirmed that it will run Android 9 Pie out of the box and will be available from T-Mobile in the US for the first time. It is also set to drop the 3.5mm audio jack and popular case maker dbrand tweeted that it has cases ready for the smartphone. It is expected to start at $579 in the US and could be available at a starting price of Rs 34,999 or slightly higher in India.

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Vivo V11 Pro: Price and specifications and offers

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Chinese smartphone company Vivo introduced Vivo V11 Pro on September 7. Currently, The smartphone is available for pre-order since its launch across all offline channels and on the Vivo e-Store, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. The online sale took place at 12 am, Sep 12.
Priced in India at Rs. 25,990
The smartphone comes with a price of Rs 25,990. Buyers can take the benefit of various offers during the sale.
Specifications of Vivo V11 Pro
Vivo V11 Pro runs FunTouch OS4.5 based on android 8.1 Oreo. It is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The dual-SIM handset offers 6 GB RAM and 64GB ROM and supports a micro SD card as well. It features a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Halo Full View 3.0 Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.27 percent
The smartphone’s major charm is its enviable camera with a dual primary camera of 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f2.4) resolutions. It also comes with a host of other camera features such as Pro mode, Slow motion video recording, Live Bokeh, filters, AI backlight HDR, AI face shaping and much more. For non-stop performance, the smartphone encompasses of 3400mAh battery and comes in two colours variants- Dazzling Gold and Starry Night.
Offers available during the sale
As part of the midnight sale, buyers can avail various offers. These include flat Rs 2,000 cashback on purchases made using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards and Rs 2,000 cashback with Capital First.
There is also an exchange offer of up to Rs 2,000. Customers can also buy the smartphone at no-cost EMI for up to 12 months on major credit and debit cards. Reliance Jio customers will be able to avail benefits worth Rs 4,050 on the smartphone purchase. Vodafone-Idea customers will be given additional data along with the complimentary liquid and physical damage insurance of the smartphone.
On purchases made through Paytm Mall, buyers will be given a flat cashback of Rs 2,000. Additionally, there are one time screen replacement offer and buyback guarantee as well.

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5 iPhone features you won’t find on android

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Android and iOS are constantly competing each other for unique features. More often they try to copy each other’s features but they are not always at uniformity.
They will always be compared with each other. It’s not that iOS is better than android. Both the operating systems have standout features. This article is presenting some truly extraordinary features found in iOS that are still not present in any Android phone.
3d touch
A feature called 3 d touch is present in iOS which is not available on any Android phone. In the 3D Touch, capacitive sensors are combined into the smartphone’s display to sense three degrees of pressure in a user’s touch and respond in a different manner depending upon the amount of force exerted. In Android phones, there are two mostly two options press and long-press.
iMessage
iMessage is the inbuilt messaging service in Apple . It allows you to send text, photos ,videos and location to anyone else using iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.
Offload  unused apps 
This feature allows you to uninstall an app without losing any of its stored data. It was introduced in iOS 11. If you install the app again, your data is already there in the app.
Swipe right to go back
In iPhones, you need to swipe right when you have to go to the previous menu. It’s simple and easier to use than looking for a back button. In android phones, there is a back button to go to the previous screen and in some apps, there is back button to the top left which is nearly impossible to reach with one hand on a large phone.
Timely updates
Whenever the new version of iOS is launched, it is available immediately for all the supported phones including those devices that are two or three generations older. This is not in the case of android phones.

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