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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Redmi Note 7 series achieves 5 million sales in India

Redmi Note 7 Pro

While the Indian smartphone market continues to bring positive and noteworthy results to phone makers, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi is outperforming in the country compared to other brands. This time, Redmi Note 7 handsets have achieved 5 million sales in India.

The Redmi Note 7 series was launched in India during the last days of the February, means the company sold 5 million units of the Redmi Note 7 series in 5 months. The devices mentioned in the 5 million sales are Note 7, Note 7 Pro, and Note 7S. All mobile phones from the said series have made the Indian market thriving with its excellent price tag and good features.

In fact, a recent study confirmed that Xiaomi has achieved 28% of market share in the country. This was recorded in the second quarter (Q2) in 2019. But the growth was driven by a lot of factors, including 'price cuts', back-to-back launches and discount offers. CounterPoint research, however, didn't revealed Note 7 series.

According to Mi India's latest announcement, the brand's Note 7 Pro device can now be purchased via open sale in the country. Whenever a customer wants to buy Pro variant of Redmi Note 7 mobile, they can place an order without worrying about "special sales" as the handset has been made available for 24/7.

Standard storage version 4GB RAM + 64GB, Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at INR13,999 and can be purchased via Amazon, Flipkart, Mi India, and other respective stores.

Redmi Note 7 price starts at INR9,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage while the Note 7S with 3GB+32GB storage can be purchased for INR 10,999 and is available in three color options, including ruby red, onyx black and sapphire blue.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Xiaomi to launch Mediatek Helio G90T-powered Redmi smartphone, confirms Lu Weibing

Redmi phone Mediatek Helio G90T

A day after Mediatek launched its new gaming-centric chipsets Helio G90 and Helio G90T for upcoming Android phones, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that the company will soon bring Helio G90T-powered Redmi smartphone in the market.

Lu Weibing, the vice president of Xiaomi and director of Xiaomi's subbrand Redmi, confirmed that the company's new mobile phone will soon be launched with the Mediatek's latest chipset Helio G90T, however, it was confirmed whether Redmi's other upcoming phones will also be equipped with Mediatek's chipset.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile platform is used by many Xiaomi branded smartphones. In fact, the Redmi K20-series K20 Pro and K20 are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 855 respectively. Another Redmi phone, Note 7S, also includes Qualcomm-developed chipset. The company's other game-centric SoC, the Snapdragon 855+, powers the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone.

As confirmed by the benchmark score rating tools AnTuTu and Geekbench, the latest launched Mediatek SoCs surpasses the Snapdragon 730 chipset.

The Mediatek Helio G90T-powered smartphone that Xiaomi has teasing about is not in our knowledge. Therefore, adding any further information could be confused. However, for a smooth gameplay experience, the Redmi's next device could be equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, better camera setup with powerful image sensors, smoother touch sensitivity, and ultra-fast memory capabilities. All expected features are the main reasons for using the Helio G90T chipset.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A80 gets new software update, adds autofocus for selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A80

A few days back, Samsung Galaxy A50 users started receiving new software updates with Android July security patch that was aimed at improvements and security fixes. Now, the South Korean smartphone maker is rolling out a new update for Galaxy A80 handsets over the air.

The latest firmware update carries build number A805FXXU2ASG7 and weighs 413MB in size. The firmware was originally released on July 22 with Security patch level to July 1, but Galaxy A80 handsets recently started receiving it via OTA update.

As we know, the Galaxy A80 features a pop-up camera setup that uses a rotation mechanism when taking photos with a selfie shooter or back camera. More specifically, its 48-megapixel camera is used for both selfies and back cameras. However, the 48MP main camera's autofocus feature seems to have been missing when used as a selfie shooter. Therefore, to fix this technical error, Samsung has released the said OTA update designed to add new autofocus functions.

Apart from adding new functionality to its camera, the firmware improves camera stability and device security. As far as phone security is concerned, it fixes the known-bugs till July 1 and will further be validated once new updates are released.

If you have not received A805FXXU2ASG7 firmware yet, you can access the device settings and manually check for updates. Once the check is completed, your phone will begin receiving it if the update is available to your Galaxy A80 before a broader rollout.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Huawei Mate X to pass a series of tests before reaching the market, says He Gang

Huawei Mate X

Chinese smart device maker Huawei does not want to make the mistakes like Samsung that led the South Korean smartphone manufacturer to cancel Foldable phone after launching it publicly. Smartphone makers do not seem to be in a hurry, and now, it's clear that they are considering to launch foldable phones after passing a series of tests.

Following the company's stringent and high-quality requirements regarding the hardware stability of its foldable 5-connected smartphone, the director of Huawei's consumer business mobile phones He Gang has confirmed the company will not release the Mate X until it is not fully optimized for the market.

Huawei would prefer to make its Mate X phone more anticipated than launching it in rush, the director added. He further stated that if it does not meet the company's expected quality requirements, it will not let the Mate X enter the market.

When asked about the progress of Mate X, He Gang said in a conversation with Chinese news agency news.mydrivers.com that the company has invested heavily in the development of its 5-connected mobile phone, so any problem or hardware issue if found in Mate X, will be fixed cautiously before bringing the device to the market.

He Gang said that Huawei is committed to high-quality products that consumers love. For us, considering an earlier release is not a key point. The key point we consider is to honor what meets consumers expectations. the report read.

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Huawei Nova 5 series achieves 2 million purchases in a month

Huawei Nova 5 series sale

Image credit: Nova 5-series flash sale

Huawei's latest smartphones from the nova 5-series have received a great response from the Chinese market, and as a result, the company has sold more than 2 million devices of nova 5 Pro, nova 5 and nova 5i smartphones within the first month of launch.

The milestones do not include the recently launched smartphone nova 5i Pro, however, it has also left a trail on the milestone. The remaining handsets released in June, nova 5, nova 5 Pro and nova 5i are officially confirmed to have achieved 2 million purchases in the Chinese market alone.

The latest device nova 5i Pro phone was originally launched in China four day ago i.e. 26th of July and is expected to contribute in milestone during the next flash sale of nova 5-series, which is scheduled for August 2 via Vmall.com and JD.com.

The Pro version of nova 5i-series is making its way to the Indian market and is expected to be launched officially on August 22 or 26.

The 5i Pro packs a non-removable lithium-polymer battery of 4000mAh developed using a polymer electrolyte. It comes with the quick charging capability that can be charged up to 50% within 30 minutes.

The device features quad primary camera setup on the back consisting of 48-megapixel, 8MP sensor, 2MP, and 2-megapixel. Its front camera consists a 32MP selfie shooter with a physical aperture of F2.0.

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LG trademarks 'Folds' and 'Arc' with KIPO, possibly preparing to launch foldable phone

LG trademarks 'Folds' and 'Arc'

LG, a multinational electronics company based in Yeoui-dong, has recently submitted a trademark application for foldable and bendable smartphone called “Folds” and “Arc”. The registration request by the LG electronics has been filed to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), a Dutch site Let’s Go Digital reported last Thursday.

While Samsung has already released the folding phone Samsung Galaxy Fold, but due to display issues, the device was delayed by the company. Other telecoms equipment Huawei has also announced the foldable phone Huawei Mate X, but it has not been released yet.

Although there is no official confirmation regarding the "Folds" and "Arc", however, while looking at the previous registrations for Flex, Foldi, Duplex, and Bendi, LG had previously trademarked several devices with the KIPO, which later became official names, reports Android Community quoting Dutch site's report.

History has been witnessed that smartphone manufacturers not only making a lot of improvements in the industry but also adding new hardware and software features to the upcoming phones. First, there was a simple TFT LCD display, then IPS-LCD, notchless, waterdrop screen, and finally Super AMOLED. Now, smartphone giants are developing foldable devices that are completely different from the past smartphone hardwares.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Pro confirmed to ship with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Xiaomi's sub-brand Black Shark unveiled Black Shark 2 smartphone in March 2019, and now, the company is constantly working on the latest launches to meet the customers' requirements. The sub-brand has recently confirmed the Pro variant of the earlier launched phone Black Shark 2 that will officially debut as the Black Shark 2 Pro in the market.

Xiaomi has confirmed via Weibo and AnTuTu that its upcoming device Black Shark 2 Pro will be shipped with the Qualcomm's latest announced SoC Snapdragon 855 Plus designed to deliver 15% faster graphics rendering and CPU performance than the Snapdragon 855 used in the previously launched handset Black Shark 2.

As suggested in a video teaser posted on the Chinese microblogging website, the front side of the upcoming mobile phone will look identical to the previously launched gaming phone, but the Pro version will carry many of the new features that Black Shark 2 lacks.

Apart from sporting a Full-HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, the upcoming device will run Android Pie operating system. Furthermore, its base variant will have 12GB/256GB of storage onboard.

A user had posted a live image on the Chinese website, however, for unknown reasons, the image returns 404 error and is no longer available to confirm the specs or design, therefore, we apologize for not adding more about the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone at the moment.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A50 receiving new firmware update with July security patch

Samsung Galaxy A50

During the previous months, the South Korean smartphone giant Samsung released 7 software updates with security patch level designed to bring minor improvements to Galaxy A50. However, this time, the company rolled out the last firmware update with build number A505FDDU2ASG4 that improves the camera and Wi-Fi.

The update in the talk not only improves picture quality and handset stability but also patches known bugs with Android security patch level to July 1. Compared to the previous firmware, the latest one seem to have improved Wi-Fi connection stability as well as connection quality.

The update weighs approximately 190MB in size which should be downloaded over a wi-fi connection in case the data is turned off or exhausted.

Users who have not yet received the notification regarding this firmware update need to access their phone settings before going to the software update menu. Once there, the device will start downloading it. In case, your phone refuses to install update due to insufficient storage space, you will need to release the required storage to get firmware installed on your Galaxy A50 phone.

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Huawei Nova 5i Pro launched in China at CNY 2,199, sports Kirin 810, 4,000mAh battery

Huawei Nova 5i Pro

Earlier this month, the Chinese phone giant Huawei had officially promised to launch the Nova 5i Pro on July 26, and now, it has made that promise true by launching the phone in China that is confirmed to go on sale in the country starting next month on August 2.

Huawei Nova 5i pro, the successor and top-end model of Nova 5i device, is equipped with a large battery of Li-polymer with 4,000mAh power capacity, Quad primary camera setup consisting 48-megapixel + 8MP + 2MP and 2MP senor respectively. In the upper left corner of the device, it houses a 32-megapixel selfie shooter able to take unmatched photos.

Likewise the Nova 5i, the handset runs on Android pie operating system build version v9.0. The mobile platform HiSilicon Kirin 810 is powering the phone in question with better startup capabilities than the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset used in the Nova 5i.

When it comes to the storage versions, Nova 5i Pro is available in three variants. The 6GB+128GB is priced at CNY 2,199 ( roughly Rs. 22,000), the 8GB+128GB version and 8GB+256GB model costs accordingly as per storage configuration.

The rest two variants will be available for purchase at CNY 2,499 (approx. Rs. 25,000) and the top-end model with 8GB+256GB storage costs CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,000).

The following colors black, green and blue are the only selected options the 5i Pro will be available in. The selfie camera under the punch-hole is decorated with light shade. It uses a fingerprint scanner on the back used to lock and unlock the device in case the PIN, passcode or screen patterns look uncomfortable to you.

The nova 5i Pro features a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a display density of 412 PPI.

If you live abroad in China, the phone could be in your hands before it makes its way to other markets. Other markets, such as India, should soon enjoy Huawei's 5i pro, which is believed to make its debut internationally as Mate 30 Light, but there is no confirmation of the actual Indian-release date.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lenovo K11 specs leaked, confirmed to come with 6.2" display, 4GB RAM

Lenovo K11 phone

Lenovo has launched a sequence of smartphones belonging to the K-series, and now, China's smartphone manufacturer is constantly striving to launch another k-series handset Lenovo K11, which is said to be the company's an entry-level handset.

The device has been spotted in the Android Enterprise Directory as well as at Carrefour UAE. Both sites have revealed the specifications and features of the phone. However, UAE's Carrefour knows more about the technical details, while Android Enterprise shows the display size, RAM and operating system in a nutshell.

Lenovo K11 will be featuring 6.2-inches display. The device in the talk will have 4GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage. The power capacity revealed by the Carrefour UAE is a non-removable 3,300mAh battery and is likely to come with a tighter design and waterproofing feature.

MediaTek Helio P22 chipset will power the Lenovo K11 and is confirmed to run on Android 9 Pie operating system. Apart from this, the device sports a 12-megapixel sensor with autofocus features.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 series receiving a new software update with July Android security patch

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung is rolling out a new software update for its s10 series phones over-the-air. The update bearing version number G973FXXU3ASG8/*FXXU3ASG8 has been reportedly released for Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and Samsung Galaxy S10e devices.

The new firmware update is being rolled out for some regions at the moment, and other regions are expected to receive the said update once a broader rollout will occur. The latest firmware update not only brings improvements to the camera, bluetooth and Wi-Fi but it also includes the Android security patch level to July 1.

The said firmware weights more than 388MB in size and is currently available to Swiss and German customers. India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, and other countries will receive the new software update in the next few days.

Meanwhile, if users want to manually install the firmware on their s10 series smartphone, they need to go to the phone settings and then access the software update to check for available updates. If their phone returns "No updates available", their phones will receive it soon once listed for *3FXXU3ASG8.

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Vivo Z5 specs teased via Weibo, confirmed to come with Snapdragon 712 SoC & 48MP camera

Vivo Z5

Vivo, a BBK-owned brand, has recently launched a new phone Vivo Z1 Pro in India. Since then, the company announced another phone Vivo S1 for the Indian market, but it was not the end of Z-series devices. The brand's new smartphone Vivo Z5 appeared on Chinese microblogging website Weibo that has confirmed the Z5's specifications.

The upcoming device Vivo Z5 is officially a new phone launching under the z-family which will be featuring a triple camera setup consisting of 48MP + 8MP + 2MP sensors and a 32MP selfie camera on the front. The device comes with a 6.38-inches AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and 404 PPI will be the display density. It has a bezel-less display with waterdrop notch.

As seen on other smartphones, the Z5 is confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform and runs on the Android pie operating system, paired with 6GB/64GB expandable storage up to 256GB. The phone's battery power capacity of 4,500mAh is designed with a non-removable lithium-ion battery that will be supporting for 22.5W fast charging.

Vivo Z5 is likely to arrive in Black and Aurora Blue color options, however, there is no confirmation of the market-based colors. For instance, the phone will be launched in China with Black and Aurora Blue colors, but for the Indian market, it is still a mystery for us.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold issues fixed, now confirmed to be released in September this year

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was originally announced February 20, 2019, but the device was delayed for several months due to a defect found in its screen. Now, the South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has confirmed that its first foldable phone is getting ready to enter the selected markets in September 2019.

The Galaxy Fold's display failure reported in April led the company to delay its foldable phone. But at that time, Samsung cautioned that the "special protection layer" should not be removed to make the phone work without a problem. The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's first phone that has been under development for a long time since its initial release.

According to a report published on Samsung Newsroom, the improved version of this smartphone will be coming with many hardware improvements and additional features added during the development period. Apart from this, the device is now optimized for overall user experience i.e., foldable UX.

The company said in a statement that new protection caps added to the top and bottom of the hinge area will be strengthening the foldable hardware elements. Furthermore, metal layers added underneath the Infinity flex display have also been included as a screen protection feature. Not only the metal layer, but the space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced, the statement reads.

The new (improved phones) will only be launched in certain markets, and the remaining markets are said to hit by Galaxy fold in the next coming weeks. The United States, Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and India will be the first countries where Galaxy Fold can be purchased from September.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) launch date teased, arriving in India on August 1

Huawei Y9 Prime (2019)

Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) has been confirmed to arrive in the Indian market next month on August 1. The very recent Amazon page dedicated to Huawei Y9 Prime smartphone has revealed the launch date of this phone.

The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is bringing this phone to the country as the superior model of previously launched phone Huawei Y9 (2019), which received a price cut of Rs. 3,000 in June. Previously released mobile has attracted a lot of Indian customers, but the company is making it's Y-series mobile phones more catchy by launching another prime model from the said series.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 handset features 6.59-inches Full View display and has a fingerprint scanner on its back instead of the on-screen positioned scanner. It comes with a pop-up selfie camera with an image sensor of 16-megapixel. A 16MP (wide), 8MP (ultra wide) and a 2MP depth sensor are the main cameras used on the phone.

The Y9 2019 smartphone is equipped with a 4,000mAh lithium polymer battery which is non-replaceable like other phones available in the market. Runs on Android pie operating system licensed earlier before getting revoked, it is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset and Mali-G51 MP4 graphics processor.

It comes with a 4GB / 64GB storage option that can be extended via a microSD card up to 512GB. There is no confirmation of the price set for Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, however, it is expected that it will be launched at INR19,500 - INR19,990 exclusively via Amazon India.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL) price dropped in India, new starts at INR7,999

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, also known as Asus ZenFone Max Pro (ZB601KL), was launched last year in India. The device remained one of the best options among customers. Now, to ease the pressure on Indian fans, the Taiwanese company reduced the price for this phone to Rs. 7,999 for the base model.

The new price was revealed by e-commerce giant Flipkart, but the Asus official store has not yet updated it. The new price reflects on the Flipkart website because Asus does not sell this smartphone at its e-store at the moment.

The standard model with 3GB/32GB storage option is priced at INR 7,999 while the 4GB/64GB is available for purchase at INR 8,999. The top-end device with 6GB/64GB storage version is being offered to the Indian customers at INR 11,999.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 features FHD+ display with 5.99-inches dimensions that comes with 2160 x 1080 screen resolution. The mobile platform used for this handset is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 with 64-bit Kryo Octa-core processor. The phone has Adren 509 GPU that too belongs to Qualcomm.

The mobile phone in question is equipped with a larger battery consisting of 5000mAh capacity with fast charging abilities that could be used for up to 35-days when using on 4G standby. However, if you think to use it over Wi-Fi then its 5000mAh battery can not live longer than 28 hours. It comes with 13MP + 5MP cameras at the back and an 8MP selfie shooter. The 6GB/64GB uses 16MP instead of 13-megapixel.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating camera launched in India, price starts at Rs. 47,990

Samsung Galaxy A80

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung announced the seventh smartphone of Galaxy A-series Galaxy A80 in the Indian market. Earlier, the company launched a series of smartphones from the Galaxy A-line, but not all phones are the same in key features and camera mechanisms.

Galaxy A80 is totally different from the other A-series devices as it has a rotating camera system with an image sensor of 48-megapixel working for triple rear camera setup. The other camera used on this phone is an Ultra-Wide snapper consisting 8MP sensor.

About two days ago, Galaxy A40 received Samsung Pay app with the latest firmware update, but A80 is equipped with military-grade Knox security payment-enabled app (Samsung Pay) that allows its users to make transactions over a secure connection, Samsung claims.

The handset features 6.7-inch FHD+ infinity super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Weights 220grams, it has 165.2 height, 76.5 mm width and 9.3 mm thickness. The phone is available in three color options, such as Ghost White, Phantom Black, and Angel Gold.

The Galaxy A80 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G mobile platform clocked at 2.2 GHz speed and it runs on Android pie operating system. Priced at Rs. 47,990, the smartphone has 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage option, which can not expand via a microSD card, as the phone does not have a dedicated card slot for memory expension.

Users interested in purchasing the Galaxy A80 can place a pre-booked order from July 22nd to July 31st with one-time screen replacement offer offered by the Samsung for pre-booking orders. In case the customer chooses to pay via Citibank credit cards will get 5% cashback.

The Galaxy A80 will be available for open sale in the country starting August 1. It will be launched via online channels, retail and e-retail stores, and Samsung online shop.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Xiaomi Redmi K20, K20 Pro launched in India; read phone highlights, price & specs

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

Chinese smart device manufacturer Xiaomi has launched two new smartphones belonging to the K20-series in the Indian market, with premium flagship concepts like Asus 6z, Galaxy A70, Oppo F11 Pro, Poco F1, and of-course other handsets launched in the country under Rs. 20,000 - 30,000.

The smartphone in question has already been released in China around May 18 i.e., 8 weeks and 4 days ago. According to maths, 1,440 hours have passed since the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro were launched in China with various storage variants and color options.

Both hands are around the corners to get listed for sale via e-commerce giant Flipkart website as well as Redmi's Indian e-store. Redmi K20 pro with 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 27,999, while the 8GB/256GB model will be sold to Indian customers at Rs. 30,999. Redmi K20, on the other hand, will be available for purchase at Rs. 21,999 for 6GB/64GB storage version, and the high-end phone of K20 with 6GB/128GB storage has been brought to the Indian market for Rs. 23,999.

But wait! Smartphones are currently not available for sale in the country and will be officially live for open-sale starting July 22. In other words, you have to wait for the next 4.5 days to get this deal done with possibly available cashback discounts offered by the banks when choosing their specified payment method under certain T&C.

Both devices are equipped with the Android operating system, but the pro model uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset powers the Redmi k20. It features 16.23cm (6.39) AMOLED FHD+ Horizon display with a screen resolution of 2340x1080.

K20 sports 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP triple primary cameras with a 20MP pop-up selfie shooter. The high-end model, k20 pro has 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP triple camera setup and its front camera comes with the same image sensor as the K20, i.e., 20-megapixel with F2.2 physical aperture.

The batteries used in both phones is a lithium-ion polymer-powered battery with a power capacity of 4000mAh. Since the battery uses fast charging technology, it can be charged in as little as 30 minutes, up to 55 - 60%.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Google to drop support for Android and iOS AdSense mobile apps

google adsense

Google said that its Android and iOS AdSense mobile apps will be discontinued at the end of this year. The search giant confirmed in a blog post on Monday, July 15 that its new decision will allow AdSense audiences to get the most out of the mobile web interface instead of accessing AdSense statistics via Android and iOS mobile apps.

For those who not aware of AdSense, it is a program launched in 2003 by Google that allows publishers to monetize their contents by offering Google ads to the site visitors. However, as part of responsive web design, the US multinational technology company is terminating the Adsense mobile apps, allowing publishers to check account statistics via the mobile web interface, the Inside AdSense report reads.

As stated in the report, Google has confirmed that 70% of AdSense audiences experience the web on mobile devices. To make the interface much better and mobile compatible, the company has decided to focus on "mobile web interface" rather than keeping its apps there for the Adsense associated audiences.

AdSense currently operates a desktop version of the site for audiences to perform daily activities such as creating ad units and viewing reports. But by implementing a new interface, Adsense users will be redirected to the mobile version URL of the AdSense site, PhoneSpeck has learned.

Future web interfaces will have new features than apps. Both Android and iOS apps will become unavailable for download by the end of 2019, says AdSense product manager Andrew Gildfind.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Asus Max Pro M2 receiving FOTA update with June 2019 Android security patch

Asus Max Pro M2

Asus Max Pro M2 aka Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is continually receiving new firmware updates to accelerate phone performance and improvements. Asus, Taiwanese company released this phone in India in December, but the device was not enrolled for new firmware updates as of now.

Earlier, the phone received Android pie update back in April as reported by XDA. A few days ago, the reports suggested that Asus Max Pro M2 has started receiving FOTA update. The Indian unit of Asus has confirmed that Max Pro M2 has been enrolled for firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update with the June 2019 Android security patch, reports Gadgets 360.

Now the smartphone is said to be receiving the said update that reportedly improved the call quality and brings optimized dark mode and phone vibration. Apart from this, Max pro-M2 witnesses Digital Wellbeing (a set of tools developed by Google) with the latest update that is currently being rolled out in India.

As mentioned, the FOTA update has been released with the June 2019 Android security update that patches known vulnerabilities residing insides the handset's software.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Vivo S1 with Helio P65 SoC, 32MP pop-up selfie cam expected to arrive soon in India

Vivo S1

Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker recently launched one of the Z-series phones Vivo Z1 Pro in India, and now the BBK-owned brand is reportedly preparing to bring Vivo S1, a new series of Vivo smartphone.

The company has already launched Vivo S1 in China this March. Three months after the launch of this mobile phone in China, the technology giant announced the Pro model of S1 phone in its home country. Vivo S1 pro, on the other hand, has not been announced outside China yet.

The reports surfaced online suggests the Vivo S1 phone is making its way to enter the Indian market in mid-July, however, there is no official confirmation regarding the launch date of the teased handset S1.

On the camera front, Vivo S1 smartphone comes with a selfie camera with a 32MP image sensor, while the triple rear camera consists of 16MP main, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor.

As long as multiple teasers are concerned, it is clear that the MediaTek Helio P65 SoC could be powering the S1 smartphone instead of the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 processor that is powering the S1 Pro device.

The phone features 6.38-inches Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels or above. It packs a Li-ion battery with 4000mAh or 4,500mAh power capacity. The phone runs on the Android pie operating system and is likely to be based on Funtouch OS.

Since there is no confirmation of storage, but it is believed the Vivo S1 could be paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage for the base variant. As a time served, the top-end version should come with 8GB RAM configuration.

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