• 20:49 Aug ,17, 2018

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Moto P30 lineup officially listed, revealing another mid-range phone with a notch

There’s a glass back design meaning the device follows many modern midrange smartphones in employing a glass sandwich design adhered to an aluminium frame. Apart from traditional colours black and white, the P30 will be available in a colour gradient pattern as well with thin bezels and a top notch on the front.

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HTC U12 Life to launch with Android Oreo

HTC U12 Life smartphone will feature a 6-inch display with 1,080 x 2,160 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be fueled by 3600 mAh battery and will also feature a fingerprint sensor.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 new variant launched with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage

The Xiaomi Mi 8 new variant is priced at 3,299 Yuan which is approx. Rs 33,500. It comes in Black and Blue colour variants and it is available for purchase through Mi.com and JD.com.

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Oppo R17 Pro with Snpadragon 710 SoC spotted

A new Oppo smartphone with model number OPPO PBEM00 has spotted on Geekbench, which is none other than Oppo R17 Pro. The listing reveals that the smartphone is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 mobile platform, clocked at 1.7GHz.

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TCL sends out invites for BlackBerry event on August 30, is it the KEY2 LE?

BlackBerry KEY2 LE won’t be as mid-range a smartphone as the KEY2 since it’s reported to be powered by a less powerful Snapdragon 636 processor with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of onboard storage. Even in terms of imaging, the KEY2 LE will feature a 13MP primary sensor with a mere 5MP lens as secondary.

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Bajaj Platina 125 Comfertec coming soon

The Bajaj Platina 125 Comfertec is expected to share its engine with the Discover 125, will be powered by a 124.5cc engine which will produce the power of 11 PS with the 11 Nm of peak torque. Further, the bike will be mated to a 5-speed transmission, with the mileage of 82 kmpl.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to launch in India on August 22: Report

The Galaxy Note 9 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage will be available for Rs 67,900, while the 8GB RAM with 512GB storage comes with a price tag of Rs 84,900. The pre-orders will be up till August 21.

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Vivo X23 with 10GB RAM to be unveiled on August 20

The news comes as a screenshot shared by a Chinese blogger who asked Vivo’s AI voice assistant Jovi if there are any new and upcoming products from the company to which Jovi replied by asking whether the user wants to know about the Vivo X23. Jovi also revealed that “something big will happen” on August 20.

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Hero Xtreme 200R launched in India, starting at Rs 89,990

To rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ( Rs 1.03 lakh, ex-showroom), Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ( Rs 1.01 lakh, ex-showroom), the Xtreme will draw its power with an air-cooled, single cylinder 199.6cc engine. It chunks the maximum power of 18.4 PS at 8000 RPM with the peak torque of 17.1 Nm at 6500 RPM.

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Twitter Lite now available in India with push notifications, data saver

Twitter lite, like most skinned apps, is designed to load faster on slower cellular connections like 2G & 3G and also take up a smaller footprint on lower end phones that several users might be limited to. The company hopes to address the needs of those users who’re used to lower bandwidth in developing countries.

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Airtel is now offering Amazon Pay Gift card to its customers

Users can claim the Amazon Pay Gift Card by simply logging in to Airtel app and clicking the "Airtel Thanks" banner. The offer is a limited period one and it is available for both prepaid and postpaid customers.

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Alcatel 7 launched with 6-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras

Backed up by a 4000mAh battery, the Alcatel 7 smartphone runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system on the software front. The battery is claimed to offer 6 hours of usage after 22 minutes of charging.

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BSNL introduces data add-on plans for its postpaid users

The new data add-on packs can be simply divided into unlimited and limited data offering. Under unlimited add-on packs, once the FUP limit is over, users can still browse with reduced speed. However, in limited add-on packs, users need to pay the amount of the data used, once the limit is over.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus announced with Snapdragon 660, 10.1-inch display

The Mi Pad 4 Plus offers a 10.1-inch large WUXGA screen which spans to an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 224 ppi screen is accompanied by a front-facing camera which uses AI face unlock but unlike the Mi Pad 4 also boasts of a fingerprint scanner for added security

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 price slashed in India

At this price point, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 competes with smartphones like Honor 9N, Realme 1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

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