• 13:44 Aug ,18, 2018

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Mobile

Samsung updates Galaxy Note 8 with August security

The update shifts the software version of the phone to version N950FXXU4CRH3 and has been currently released for users in the UAE with rollout to other regions to be processed in the coming days. This is the second update to the Note 8 within a week as an earlier update appears to have had too many bugs.

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Digital

UPI 2.0 with Overdraft account support, signed intent, Mandate and more launched in India

Banks that will support UPI 2.0 include State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, RBL Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, Federal Bank, and HSBC.

Laptops & Tablets

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850: early benchmarks give thumbs down

Benchmarks of the Snapdragon 850 have apparently leaked revealing that there will be some performance upgrade over the last generation of mobile computing chip, but not a major change. The new SoC when pitted against the SND 835, indicated there is no breakthrough difference between the two.

Mobile

Nokia 6.1 receives a price cut in India

The smartphone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is now priced at Rs 15,499, against its original price of Rs 16,999. The 4GB RAM with 64GB storage option comes with a price tag of Rs 17,499, against its original price of Rs 18,999.

Mobile

Sony confirms Android 9.0 Pie update for its Xperia smartphones

The brand has confirmed that the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be among the first to get their hands on the latest version of Android.

Accessories

JBL Xtreme 2 waterproof Bluetooth Speaker launched for Rs 21,999

The speaker is priced at Rs 21,999 and it comes in Midnight Black, Forest Green and Ocean Blue colours. It is available at its official website and other online and retail channels, including 350 Samsung brand stores across the country.

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Operator

Airtel offers free data, extension of bill payments and more to flood-hit Kerala

Airtel prepaid users will get the auto-approval of ‘Talk Time’ credit up to Rs 30. Further, all Airtel prepaid customers will get 1GB of free mobile data on their smartphones. The free data is valid for seven days.

Mobile

BlackBerry KEYone now receiving stable Android Oreo

The update was announced by TCL Communications revealing that the update is being released to the unlocked versions and the carrier versions of the handset.

Mobile

Xiaomi Mi A2 update adds 60fps 1080p video recording, August security

The highlight of the update is the ability to record FullHD (1080p) videos at a frame rate of 60fps which coupled with the inbuilt gyroscope-based EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) results in capturing super-smooth videos with no details lost. The update also delivers the latest August 2018 Android security updates.

Mobile

Honor 8X passes through TENAA revealing specs, design

Honor 8X equips a narrower smaller V-shaped notch at the top that resembles that of the Essential Phone and Oppo F9. We aren’t quite sure if this waterdrop-like notch setup will be present on the Honor 8X but if it does, the screen-to-body ratio of the phone will be quite high.

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