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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Press Release: say Hi to PhoneSpeck, a rebranded version of 'English TechLekhak'

Say Hi to PhoneSpeck

English TechLekhak' served in the technology news industry for more than three months, however, due to lack of funds available to us, the website was hosted on subdomain, a subsidiary of

To stay focused on our goals and quality services, we moved our subdomain to a new site known as, a news website operated by the English TechLekhak team.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
_________________Winston Churchill

The objectives of our business have not been changed at the moment, but the site has been given a new name/title to serve more efficiently in the tech industry. Apart from the website name, the logo has also been updated to serve as the primary means of visual identification for the rebranded site PhoneSpeck dedicated to the work in question.

English TechLekhak (now PhoneSpeck) was originally founded in 2018 by Farooq Ahmad Bhat and Rayees Shah, former students from the University of Kashmir.

Purpose of Change: As a matter of fact, the English TechLekhak site has not done enough since its launch. So, while looking at the previous results, We thought that it might be helpful to rebrand our website and make some improvements.

If you have any question, suggestion or feedback regarding our rebranding, please contact us.

Thank you for your support.

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.


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

Chinese brands continue to set notable records in Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi topped with 28%

Indian smartphone market

Jan Vašek / Pixabay

In the second quarter (Q2) 2019, Chinese phone makers have set another record in the Indian smartphone market by shipping 37 million units which are larger than the previous shipments, Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service revealed yesterday.

Since the growth was based on new launches, price cuts on older devices and offline channel expansion across brands, Samsung's shipments declined by 7 percent year-over-year (YOY) due to not-launching new handsets compared to other smartphone makers. Samsung's shipment, however, remained growing due to the latest price cuts and the popularity of its A-series and M-series phones.

Xiaomi topped with 28% market share and grew to 6% over the previous year. Xiaomi's marketing strategy was primarily driven by portfolio expansion in the budget segment and expansion of the offline market. It also increased investment in the ATL/BTL campaigns and resulted in an increase in market share.

BBK Group-owned subsidiaries Oppo, Vivo, Realme and OnePlus grew 30% in the second quarter, becoming a leading smartphone maker in India with its combined share. Due to the popularity of Realme C2 phone and various discount offers, this device has been shown to reach 8 million smartphone shipments in the Indian market. The handset remained one of the best choices among the Indian consumers, the report reveals.

Huawei's trading ban seem to be affecting its market share in India, but the company succeeded in rising in the top 10 smartphone brand category, the reports read.

Brands focused on online as well as offline stores have set a noteworthy record. This indicates that offline channels play an important role in smartphone market share. As long as we understand, most people tend to buy new phones via offline stores. I the editor of PhoneSpeck live in a village. My 60% of neighbors choose to buy products via offline channels.


Microsoft suffers a technical error, released internal Windows build with a new Start menu

Microsoft windows 10 accidental release

Image credit: @NTAuthority / Twitter

Microsoft's previous technical error, which occurred in 2017 caused some devices to enter the restart loop, and now, the mistake, different from the previous one has been repeated once again by accidentally releasing an internal-only version of Windows 10 build 18947 to Windows Insider testers.

The mistakenly-released version is said to be designed for internal Xbox development, but the company revealed it externally to all Windows 10 testers using 32-bit devices. However, shortly after the error was identified, the software giant provided step-by-step instructions for affected users to switch the system back to the previous operating system.

According to the screenshots shared by a twitter user @NTAuthority, the unexpectedly released build appears to have a redesigned Start menu that looks similar to Windows Lite. the lite build has been in Microsoft testing mode for a long time and is still in development.

The 18947-build that also a GIF search tool was rolled out in preview, fast ring, and slow ring testing, however, it has been halted and is currently no longer available.

In a conversation with The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that it was not less than a technical error which caused the 32-bit-based systems to receive Internal-Only Windows 10 Build.

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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.


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.


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.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Italy drafts Nomophobia law to overcome the excessive use of smartphones

Italy drafts Nomophobia law

Five Star Movement (M5S), a web strategist-led political party of Italy has drafted a law to end the smartphone addiction, such as excessive use of social networks, messaging, gaming and other apps among the young people in the country, reports The Local.

The report published on Sunday suggests that government has drafted a bill - so-called "no-mobile-phone phobia" (also known as "nomophobia") which is aimed at to spread the awareness program among the parents so that they can easily detect the excessive use of mobile phones in children.

Italian lawmakers are considering implementing strict rules for young people, designed to prevent the overuse of smartphones at bedtime. The new law that's being formulated in the country will also create plans to drive awareness and educational programs in schools, colleges, and universities. This program will help students understand the proper use of social media and the Internet.

According to the several research reports quoted by The Local, half of Italians aged 15-20 consult their mobile phones at least 75 times a day.

"Around 61 percent of Italians use their tablet or mobile phone in bed, according to another report published in June, with the figure rising to 81 percent among 18-34-year-olds", the report reads.

Why do we need to end smartphone addiction?

A Greek philosopher once said, 'A sound mind in a sound body' – Smartphones have not only revolutionized our lives, but they also have the potential to explore our abilities more efficiently when connected to the Internet. But at the same time, overuse of a smartphone could be very dangerous for our health. It can affect our eyesight, brains, and could cause anxiety and other physical as well as psychological disorders.

Due to the excessive use of the internet, sleep deprivation (lack of sleep) has became a common problem among addicted-smartphone users. To overcome this situation, smartphone addiction (nomophobia) must be ended.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

OnePlus community launched wallpaper contest for 7-series phones

OnePlus 7-series wallpaper contest

OnePlus has launched wallpaper contest for those who are good and unique at designing creative plus original wallpapers. The competition is based on designing optimized wallpapers for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro phones and is scheduled to take place on July 18 to August 8. After August 8, no submission will be accepted.

Anyone who wants to take part in this contest should design wallpapers in JPG or PNG file format. The file should contain 1440 x 3120 pixels of dimensions for the Pro version of the 7-series phone. For OnePlus 7 handset, the size of the wallpaper should be 1080 x 2340 pixels, and the same file format as required for the pro model.

The first winner will receive a prize of One Bullets Wireless 2 and One OnePlus Explorer Backpack, while the second, third, fourth and fifth winners will receive One Bullets Wireless 2 or OnePlus Explorer Backpack prize for their creativity and originality.

The contestants need to design the wallpaper that best matches the 7-series smartphones. However, before entering the competition, rules must not be ignored. The said competition prohibits offensive, threatening, defamatory and disparaging contents/element. Any copyright design claimed unlawfully will result in the rejection of wallpapers you submit to the OnePlus community.

You can read the complete set of rules by following the source links listed at the end of this article.

Customers not only like to choose high-performance mobile phones but also pay attention to handset design. In order to meet customer requirements, tech giants are constantly striving to decorate their phones with killer designs and unmatched themes. Last month, Samsung launched an international design competition for the Galaxy series smartphones.


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.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Don't compare Hongmeng OS with Android, Huawei says

huawei OS

After several weeks of whispers, Huawei has officially confirmed that its in-house mobile operating system Hongmeng OS is intended to be used for industrial purposes only, not to replace Android, which has a broad range of features than Hongmeng OS.

Huawei's board member and senior vice president Catherine Chen revealed at a media roundtable in Brussels that Hongmeng OS is still under development and will only be used for business purposes instead of replacing Android on its futures smartphones as reported earlier.

The recently trademarked OS Hongmeng will be used by IT professionals and companies for modeling their businesses, and we have never thought of being it used as an alternative to Android, she stated.

The senior vice president further said that Hongmeng OS has extremely low latency and contains fewer lines of codes compared to smartphone operating system like Google and Open Handset Alliance-developed OS Android, which contains the huge size of source code.

The in-house OS has been in development a long time before the Huawei was banned by the US government over national security concerns, she added.

In the past months, it was said China's telecommunications equipment giant Huawei is developing its own OS for Android replacement, but later, the reports suggested that Huawei trademarked its in-house mobile operating system with European Union Intellectual Property Office. As part of the US ban, Hongmeng OS was being covered as an Android alternative to Huawei's mobile phones because there were no official statements released by the company.


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.


Tiktok and Helo are being used for anti-national activities in India, says SJM

tiktok ban

Short video sharing social platform TikTok and a San Francisco-based app Helo has been asked to answer 24 questions received along with a notice issued by the Government of India over anti-national activities allegedly carried out in the country by the said apps, reports Gadgets 360.

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has received a complaint filed by Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in which it states that TikTok and Helo are being used for anti-national activities in the country.

In response to the notice issued by the MeitY, the platforms in the question, however, have jointly said in a statement that they will invest $1 billion to develop technology infrastructure in the next three years in order to prevent such activities, the report reads.

Following the complaints submitted by SJM, the executive agency of the central government MeitY has sought an appropriate response from TikTok and Helo by 22 July. If the government does not receive an appropriate response to the notice within a given time, both apps will be banned in the country, according to the report.

TikTok, the Chinese internet company ByteDance-owned app, was previously banned by the Madras High Court for circulating pornographic videos on its platform, but the app was restored soon after being removed from the app stores.

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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%.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Critical security vulnerability discovered in Wordpress Ad Inserter plugin

wordpress software

Pete Linforth / Pixabay

Last month, Alert Logic security experts found a bug in a widely used WordPress plugin WP live chat that was fixed immediately after an alert. But this month, July 12, Threat Intelligence team at Wordfence discovered a security weakness that was residing inside a popular WordPress plugin Ad Inserter.

This bug allowed authenticated users (registered with an affected site as low as subscriber) to execute arbitrary PHP code remotely on the websites using the ad management tool Ad inserter. Users are requested to update the said plugin to the never version released 3-days ago after the bug was patched by the plugin developers.

For those who do not know about the Ad Inserter plugin, it is a tool developed for Wordpress software that allows a publisher to manage Google Adsense ads and other types of ads on ad inserter plugin-installed-websites.

The discovered bug (now patched), allows an attacker to add malicious variables to the site's URL and poses a security risk for personal data leaks of an admin managing the affected Wordpress site. Since the flaw has been fixed, plugin developers claim that the latest version 2.4.22 has the ability to prevent such attacks.


Amazfit GTR smartwatch with AMOLED display, 42mm launched for ¥799 in China

Amazfit GTR smartwatch

Huami, a biometric and smart wearable manufacturer backed by Xiaomi, announced on Weibo, China's microblogging website, that it has launched two smart wearable Amazfit GTR devices in China for CNY799 (roughly Rs 7,950) and CNY1399 / Rs 13,900 approx.) respectively.

The Amazfit GTR smartwatches sport stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium case options with 42mm and 47mm dial size. The wearable in the talk comes with a wide range of features, including NFC support for UnionPay payments, 24-hours Bio-tracker with uninterrupted accurate heart rate monitoring capabilities, 50-meter water resistance and more.

As stated in the company's report, Amazfit GTR smartwatch of 47mm aluminum alloy and stainless steel version is priced at CYN999, while another version of 47mm titanium is priced at CYN1399. The standard variant of 42mm is priced at CYN799 and the top-end model is set to be sold at CYN999.

The screens of both devices come in color AMOLED display with 326PPI pixel density and are protected with an anti-scratch material corning gorilla glass 3. The lightweight wearable with 47mm has 1.39-inches screen size, while and 42mm model features 1.2-inches screen size.

Both 47mm and 42mm devices have been launched with space-based satellite navigation system GLONASS, a sensor for measuring air pressure, capacitive sensor, 3-axial geomagnetic sensor, sleep analyzer with 24X7 optimized health monitoring tools. Apart from this, Amazfit GTR is compatible with Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+, making the wearable fully supported by both operating systems.

Weights 36g, and 25.5g, Amazfit GTR 47mm battery runs for up to 74-days (when using normally) which comes with a power capacity of 410mAh. Huami's GTR 42mm, on the other hand, sports 195mAh lithium polymer battery which runs for up to 34-days when getting stick to normal usage.

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