Latest iOS 12.4 Update Unpatches Bug Making it Vulnerable to Exploits and Jailbreak

Apple has reportedly unpatched a bug in the latest iOS update 12.4 that it had fixed in the earlier iOS 12.3 update — leaving its most up-to-date iPhones vulnerable to hacking risk. According to Motherboard, security researchers have already exploited the vulnerability in iOS 12.4 and released a public “jailbreak” on open-sourced software development platform Github — the first free public jailbreak for a fully-updated iPhone that’s been released in years.

As a result of the mistake, all iPhones running iOS 12.4 can now be jailbroken and several iPhone users have already tweeted that they are successfully running the “jailbreak”. Jailbreaking an iPhone lets people customize their iOS devices and run unsupported apps. Apple never allows unsupported apps on its iOS platform, which makes its devices extra secure. The Cupertino-based tech giant was yet to respond to this.

Apple had fixed this flaw, found by a Google hacker, in the earlier iOS 12.3 version. “Due to 12.4 being the latest version of iOS currently available and the only one which Apple allows upgrading to, for the next couple of days (till 12.4.1 comes out), all devices of this version are jail breakable and vulnerable to what is effectively a 100+ day exploit, Jonathan Levin, a security researcher was quoted as saying. A security research that goes by the name of “Pwn20wnd” has published a jailbreak for iOS 12.4.

“The exploits for the iPhone can sell for millions of dollars, which means that no one has been willing to release jailbreak code publicly because Apple will quickly patch it,” said the report. Security experts have warned to be careful what apps they download with this jailbreak.

Apple recently announced to pay up to $1 million to security researchers for finding flaws and vulnerabilities as part of its bug bounty programme. The announcement was made by Ivan Krstic, head of security engineering and architecture at Apple, during the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

href=”https://www.tdinstalaciones.es”>Fontaneria Pozuelo한국야동FIFA 19 CoinsThe Benefits of Microservices are that it can take a monolithic application and turn it into a set of services that are faster to develop and easier to maintainTelefonie!! VoIP CHEAP! telephonyAre you looking for “spanish fly”? Check out spanishfly The passionate experts in this field are ready to answer all of your requests.Telefonie!! VoIP CHEAP! Best for your company! FREE TRIALexcel functionsA website like https://bestpcsecurity.com will provide you with the highest quality in the industry.Here you can find valuable information about modern vaping trends, news, guides and reviews. Our vape blog is small but aiming to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and/or switch to vaping for better health and lifelineW0W guaranteed free calls for life! Call Cheap, call dirt cheap.
SEO Valencia

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ Officially Launched in India

After showcasing the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at its UNpacked event earlier this month, Samsung has brought the duo to India. Both the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus feature similar camera setups on the front and rear, and come with a near-full screen display.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is priced at Rs 69,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, is priced at Rs 79,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, while the 512GB storage option is priced at Rs 89,999. Both the phones will be available in Aura Black, Aura Glow, and Aura White colour options. There is also an Aura Red colour variant which will be available only on the Galaxy Note 10.

If you have pre-booked your new Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+ by paying with your HDFC credit or debit card on the Samsung website or at the retail outlets, you will be eligible for a cashback of Rs 6,000. If you pay with an ICICI Bank credit or debit card on Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and Tata CLiQ , you will also get a cashback of Rs 6,000. Also, anyone pre-booking a Galaxy Note10 and Note 10+ would also have the option to buy a Galaxy Watch Active for Rs 9,999 which otherwise is priced at Rs 19,990 or the Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds at a discounted price of Rs 4,999.

The handsets will be available for purchase in India starting August 23 while customers who have pre-ordered the Galaxy Note phones will get their shipments on August 22.

The Galaxy Note 10 smartphones are powered by the new Exynos 9825, which is fabricated using the new 7nm extreme ultraviolet lithography process to pack in more transistors for more performance firepower. This is in comparison to the 8nm-built Exynos 9820, which fell behind its competitors such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Apple A12 and the HiSilicon Kirin 980. The processor gets an integrated neural processing unit (NPU), and graphics duties are taken care of ARM’s semi-flagship, 12-core G76 MP12 GPU. As for variants, the Galaxy Note 10 features 8GB RAM and 256GB storage in the 4G storage, and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage in the 5G variant. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus, meanwhile, features 12GB RAM as standard, with storage options of 256GB and 512GB. Both the notes also feature an improved Samsung S-Pen, now with enhanced functionalities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a dynamic AMOLED panel and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus, meanwhile, features a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ dynamic AMOLED display. Both the panels are HDR10+ certified, and feature punch-hole modules for accommodating the front-facing camera. In a rather surprising development given how flagships work, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus both feature a single front camera module, placed at the centre of the display, near the thin top bezel. At the rear, the Galaxy Note 10 features a triple camera module, featuring a 12-megapixel dual-phase detection camera with optical stabilisation and variable aperture of f/1.5-2.4 as the primary camera module. This is combined with a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.1 telephoto lens aided by OIS. In addition, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus gets a 0.3-megapixel DepthVision camera to assist augmented reality features.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One Phone With 48-Megapixel Triple Camera Launched

Xiaomi has launched its third Android One smartphone in the country, the Mi A3. The Chinese company had announced the handset last month in Barcelona, Spain, and the highlights of the phone include triple cameras at the back with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 32-megapixel selfie camera and a Super AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The new handset is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. Xiaomi will be offering the handset in “Not Just Blue”, “More Than White”, and “Kind of Gray” colour options. The phone will be available on Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores on August 23 starting at 12 noon. The Mi A3 is being offered with some launch offers including a Rs. 750 cashback on HDFC Bank credit cards, and an additional Rs. 250 on EMI transactions, during the early few weeks. Customers can also get double data and unlimited calling from Airtel when they recharge using the Rs. 249 recharge.

The Mi A3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, and sports a triple camera setup on the rear with a 48-megapixel primary camera sensor. Talking about the display, the phone has 6.1-inch HD+ (1560×720 pixels) OLED panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has an in-display fingerprint scanner for additional security. It also has a waterdrop notch which houses the selfie camera.

For photos and videos, the Mi A3 has a primary 48-megapixel shooter with an f/1.78 aperture without any OIS. The triple camera setup also has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide (118-degree) angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In addition, the phone has a 32-megapixel front camera. The Mi A3 has a battery capacity of 4,030 mAh. While it can support up to 18W chargers, the phone comes with a 10W charger in the box.

Redmi Note 8 Pro With 64-Megapixel Quad Camera to Launch on August 29

Xiaomi is hosting a special event in China to launch new Redmi products. The Redmi Smart TV is one of the rumoured launches along with the company’s new smartphone range. It is being said that we might see the Redmi 8, Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro launch during the event.

Just a couple of days back we reported about the Redmi 8 and the Redmi Note 8, and now we have some scoop around the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Xiaomi will be bringing its 64-megapixel camera to the Note 8 Pro, which makes a lot of sense. The sub-brand has shared a poster on popular Chinese social network Weibo giving us an early look at the Note 8 Pro. As we can see, the phone will include three vertically aligned cameras at the back with a fourth one placed on the right. There is also a fingerprint scanner which means that the company is not going to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor, which also kind of hints that the phone will make use of an LCD display rather than an OLED.

The poster also confirms that one of the sensors will be a 64-megapixel sensor, the same that the company teased earlier this month. The poster also confirms the fact that the company will introduce the Redmi Note 8 as well.

As the launch date gets closer, more details around the two phones should surface in the coming days.

OnePlus 7 Pro Leaks With Dual-Edge Display, Triple Camera And Special 5G Variant

OnePlus is expected to refresh its flagship device this year and rumours around the upcoming OnePlus 7 are coming in rather frequently. We have multiple leaked cases confirming that the handset will have a full-screen display, triple camera at the back and a pop-up selfie camera. A new leak now suggests that there might be more than one variant of the handset.

According to popular tipster, Ishan Agarwal OnePlus could be working on three variants of the OnePlus 7. These will include the OnePlus 7 itself, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. Recently the OnePlus 7 Pro was also spotted on Bluetooth SIG certification website. According to Agarwal, the model numbers for the three variants are GM1901, GM1903, and GM1905 for the OnePlus 7, GM1911, GM1913, GM1915, and GM1917 for the OnePlus 7 Pro, and GM1920 for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

A post on Weibo shows a glimpse of the alleged device sporting a dual-edged display, similar to the bunch of Samsung Galaxy flagship devices. The display is notch and hole(s) free just like the leaked OnePlus 7 renders, which means this one will also come with a pop-up selfie camera. There is no photo of the back, so we can’t confirm what kind of primary camera setup it will have. There is however an ‘About Phone’ screen of the alleged OnePlus 7 Pro revealing that the handset will feature a 6.67-inch Super Optic display, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a triple rear camera setup – with a 48-megapixel sensor, a 16-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor. We can’t vouch for the leaked information, but if we are to believe them, then it will be the first time OnePlus will launch multiple variants of its flagship phone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Relaunch to Happen Soon as Folding Phone Passes Final Round

After a long delay, August might be a happy month for all Samsung lovers as the tech giant may be preparing the re-launch of Galaxy Fold, along with the launch of its Galaxy Note 10.

Image result for Samsung Galaxy Fold

With the launch of Galaxy Fold, Samsung will be making a debut in the market of foldable phones. While the initial launch, scheduled on April 26 in the United States, was delayed due to issues with the phone’s flexible display and hinge design, the revised phones will be hitting the markets after much improvement.

However, after the needed update, the smartphone-tablet-hybrid is “ready for launch,” as reported by Korean news outlet The Elec on Wednesday, quoting an anonymous industry source. The source also revealed that Samsung is determined to beat Huawei’s Mate X to market, which CNBC reported would be released in September.

While Samsung has not confirmed any possible dates for the relaunch, it is expected that the Korean mobile company may set the launch date in late July or August to beat its competitor to the punch. The company may come up with an announcement about the Galaxy Fold on August 7 during the Galaxy Note 10 event.

According to the reports, Samsung has tweaked the design of the hinge and screen of the Galaxy fold to make sure it does not face the same issues again that it faced in April. Samsung also confirmed recently that the Galaxy Fold will not be manufactured in India, but will be hitting the Indian markets for sale.

Talking about the phone’s features, the Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch primary flexible AMOLED display and a secondary 4.6-inch screen on the outside of the phone. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset equipped with a 5G modem.

Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL Specifications Leaked; Could Run The Qualcomm Snapdrago

The Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL are on the way, and the inevitable specification leaks have already started. Take these with a pinch of salt though because the launch is still a few months away. But what we now know is that these phones will retain the same size and form factor as before, but will get better displays, a newer design and of course, more powerful innards.Image result for Google Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 will benefit from a 2280 x 1080p display while the Pixel 4 XL will feature a 3040 x 1440p panel, according to the leaks reported by BGR. This is more than the displays in the current-generation Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which is 2160 x 1080p and 2960 x 1440p OLEDs respectively. The new leaks further suggest that the Pixel 4 series will feature 6GB of RAM as standard, while Google is reportedly planning to double the entry-spec internal storage to 128GB. Furthermore, there will also be a new processor, which could either be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or the Snapdragon 855 Plus. In all probability, performance should be on par with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 series.

The leak further hints at two upgraded selfie cameras, an ambient light sensor for a True Tone Display-like feature, and new Project Soli radar for gesture detection. Apart from these, both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will feature large, square-shaped camera modules on the rear that’ll house three sensors and an LED flash. There is supposed to be an upgraded primary camera and a new 16-megapixel sensor that’s fitted with a telephoto zoom lens as well. There could be a third ‘spectral sensor’ as well.

While the remaining Pixel 4 features and specs are yet to be confirmed but, but with three months still left to go for the launch date, we could expect some more leaks along the way. Notably, Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are expected to launch in mid-October with a possible retail price of $899 and $999 respectively.

Oppo K3 With AMOLED Display and Snapdragon 710 SoC

Oppo has launched a new mid-range handset for the Indian market. Launched back in China back in May the new Oppo K3 features a full-screen AMOLED display, a pop-up selfie camera, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.Oppo K3 with pop-up selfie camera, Snapdragon 710 SoC launched in India: Check price, specifications, launch offers

The handset features a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC, similar to the Realme 3 Pro and Realme X. There is also up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. In the camera department, you get a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera while at the back there is a dual-camera setup with a 16-megapixel and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone also features a 3,765mAh battery along with support for Oppo’s VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Oppo also claims that the in-display fingerprint sensor is backed by projection technology which promises fast unlock speed.

The Oppo K3 is priced at Rs 16,990 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 19,990. The handset will be available starting July 23 via Amazon India and will be available Aurora Blue and Jade Black colour options.

There is a Rs 1,000 cashback as Amazon Pay balance for customers and if you are using Axis Bank credit or debit cards you also get an instant discount of Rs 1,000. There are special benefits worth Rs 7,050 from Jio, Lenskart, and Oyo. There is also a no-cost EMI option.

MIUI 10 v9.5.1 Beta — Xiaomi Brings Layout, Gestures and Child Mode in New Update

MIUI 10 has been a mostly liked firmware among users of Xiaomi’s phones. Over time, the company has tried to justify its usage of the custom interface by adding features that are not readily available in stock Android, although this has also meant delayed MIUI updates, and Xiaomi’s early days were particularly unpredictable when it came to updates. The latest MIUI 10 v9.5.1 developer beta, however, has been a part of Xiaomi’s improved update cycles, and while it is only available in China right now, it is expected to roll out globally first, and subsequently as a stable build, soon enough.

According to reports across the internet, the new MIUI 10 update will bring with itself a few interesting additions to the Xiaomi ecosystem. For one, notifications on the lock screen will get a useful little addition where details about a received notification will only be shown once the face data is verified. Right now, in stable builds, notifications on MIUI can either be completely hidden, or simply put in view mode. The new notification feature would help users simply check the overview of a notification, without having to read through an update if it is deemed unimportant.

Image result for miui 10

Furthermore, MIUI 10 v9.5.1 will also bring with itself lock screen interface customisation for the placement and design of the digital clock. Choosing its placement from centre, left or right will also diversify its layout, making things a bit more interesting on this front. Also available are gestures, which will enable MIUI users to take definitive actions such as switching off displays or expanding notifications through finger gestures. Xiaomi is also said to be bringing back its Child Mode to MIUI soon, which would allow users to add parental app control to smartphones — an increasingly important feature.

It is not clear when these updates would make it to stable builds, the MIUI 10 v9.5.1 beta has been rolled out in China to developers, and will soon be rolled out globally. With any luck, users of Xiaomi smartphones should be able to get them on their devices, soon enough.

Apple iPhone Shipment Numbers’ Disparity Tells a Far More Alarming Story

the disclosure of Apple’s iPhone revenue figure appears to have caused some confusion. As the earnings calls started raining in, so did the smartphone shipment figures and estimates from market research firms. The most notable updates came from IDC, Strategy Analytics and Counterpoint Research, all of which have disclosed global smartphone shipment numbers in light of the recent earnings call. While the overall market trend and OEM rankings remain constant in all of the three reports, the numbers for Apple’s iPhone shipments appear to vary by a fair margin.

According to IDC, Apple has shipped a total of 36.4 million smartphones in the first three months of 2019, down by a staggering 30.2 percent from the 52.2 million units (company-disclosed figure) that it sold in Q1 2018. Strategy Analytics, meanwhile, states that Apple shipped 43.1 million phones in Q1 2019, down 17.4 percent YoY. At the same time, Counterpoint data suggests Apple shipped 42 million units, down 19.5 percent YoY. On this note, Strategy Analytics and Counterpoint’s data happen to be close enough, and within the typically acceptable range of variation.

Why this matters
While a difference of 3-5 percent in data between market research firms is typically acceptable, a staggering difference of 18.4 percent in the number of iPhones shipped in Q1 2019 is well beyond normal, and worth investigating. The reason is that it also hints at a problem that can be Apple’s biggest long-term problem — the inability to sell its latest flagships. During its latest earnings call, Apple announced that its iPhone-generated revenue was down by 17 percent, to $31.1 billion. If IDC’s data is to be considered, then the average price of every iPhone sold across the world in Q1 2019 stands at $855 (~Rs 59,300). However, if Strategy Analytics happens to be more accurate with the data, the average selling price of an iPhone in the same period stands at $720 (~Rs 49,900).

IDC phone shipments Q1 2019

This median price difference is of great significance. Apple has always been known for pushing the barrier in terms of how expensive a smartphone can be. For instance, the very first generation iPhone, launched in 2007, cost $499 — outrageous for a mobile phone back then. Today, the latest, least expensive, 64GB iPhone XR starts selling at $749 (Rs 58,500 in India, a premium of ~Rs 6,500 over forex rate). The most expensive one, a 512GB iPhone XS Max, sells at a staggering $1,449 (Rs 1,44,900 in India, a massive premium of ~Rs 44,500 over forex rate).

Strategy Analytics phone shipments Q1 2019

While falling number of devices sold is one thing, the market data suggests that Apple may no longer be adept at moving the market and pushing the barrier for price points, which in turn chips away at the significance of the iPhone in today’s industry. If IDC’s data is more accurate, Apple’s median iPhone selling price of $855 across the world still falls north of the iPhone XR by at least $100. This would still mean that at least one of Apple’s latest iPhones are being picked up by many users, thereby keeping the iPhone relevant even today.

Counterpoint phone shipments Q1 2019

If, however, Strategy Analytics happens to be closer to the actual figure, it is a bigger concern for Apple, since its quarterly median selling price is below the minimum price of the iPhone XR. This essentially signifies that even among the iPhone units that still sell, more people are picking up the older iPhones, and the new iPhones no longer have the same attraction that allowed Apple to steadily command higher prices (which its buyers happily paid).

This may be because of increased competition, in which case Apple’s solution can be more straightforward. However, this can also be because Apple’s latest flagships do not offer a feature set that is significant enough to pay a huge premium for. Worst of all, it may also be because the product perception of the iPhone is starting to fade, and a once-elusive premium gadget has started losing a bit of its glamour. Apple would dearly hope that it is not the latter.

Grave implications
Apple has never been one to bend to industry norms, and has in fact been a trendsetter for the larger part of recent history. However, it is a bit concerning that the most prominent trend that Apple has managed to set is of the notch on phone displays — something we may have gotten used to, but do not necessarily like.

If Apple’s median price of the iPhone is indeed lesser than its cheapest new generation iPhone, Apple stands at risk of making its smartphone innovation redundant, and thereby inviting rivals to thrive in its own backyard. Was this the odd, weak quarter of sales? Maybe. But, if the iPhones can no longer command its extra edge that urged people to spend more, Apple may have a bigger problem to solve — the problem of building something that urges people to spend $1,500 on a phone, and still be happy about it.

OnePlus 7 Pro Price in India Tipped to Start at Rs 49,999

The OnePlus 7 Pro price in India is expected to start at Rs 49,999, according to a tip on Twitter. According to the report, the OnePlus 7 launch will see unveil three OnePlus 7 Pro variants in India — a 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant priced at Rs 49,999, an 8GB/256GB variant priced at Rs 52,999, and the range-topping 12GB/256GB variant going all the way up to Rs 57,999. The OnePlus 7 Pro pre-orders are already open, which can be booked for Rs 1,000 on Amazon India.

Image result for oneplus 7

This marks a number of firsts for OnePlus, marking a deviation from the initial philosophy and outlook that the company started with. The OnePlus 7 launch event will be the first time that the company is expected to unveil two devices simultaneously with the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro — a similar strategy as Apple. More importantly, however, at price points of Rs 50,000, it will be debatable to see if the company would still manage to command the tagline of being a ‘Flagship Killer’. OnePlus’ initial philosophy of providing a smartphone with flagship specifications and mid-range pricing is what gained the company a commendable following and critical appreciation.

Now, at the premium pricing, the general consensus across the internet is that the OnePlus 7 Pro camera in particular would really need to provide stellar performance if it is to steal the eyeballs off the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the upcoming Google Pixel. While the latter devices are typically priced even higher, the general brand perception may be a thorn in OnePlus’ path towards success with the device.

However, in defense of the company, the OnePlus 7 Pro now appears to be a very premium product — the leaked and concept renders of the device suggest premium build quality, a razor-sharp display with high refresh rate to improve viewing quality, and everything you would expect of a flagship. It remains to be seen if OnePlus 7 sales live up to the hype generated around the product, and whether it manages to live up to the lofty expectations of the big league of smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A20 With Super AMOLED Display, Dual Cameras

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A20 for the Indian market. The new member of the Galaxy A-series will be available starting next week and is said to compete with budget smartphones like the Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1.

Image result for samsung 20m

The new Galaxy A20 that comes with a 6.4-inch HD+ (1560×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch with the company’s Infinity-V Display notch design. it is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7884 SoC, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB).

There’s a dual rear camera setup at the back with a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 lens and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens. On the front is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens with fixed focus.

There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back and a large 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support over the USB Type-C port. The handset runs on Android 9 Pie with the company’s One UI. The Samsung Galaxy A20 will be available for Rs 12,490 in three colour options – Black, Blue, and Red. The handset will be going on sale starting April 8 via Samsung Online Shop, Samsung Opera House, major online retailers, and brick-and-mortar stores.

Despedidas soltero Madrid

Huawei P30 Pro Goes Official With Quad-Cameras, 5x Optical Zoom, 4,200mAh Battery And More

Huawei has unleashed its next big smartphone under the P-series which has been focusing on offering high-quality camera experience. The new P30 Pro was announced yesterday which offers a unique quad camera setup with the company’s SuperSpectrum 40-megapixel sensor, an optical zoom lens offering 5x zoom, and a time-of-flight (ToF) camera to capture depth.

The Huawei P30 Pro features a 6.47-inch full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels) OLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio which is curved around the edges. The company has also included an in-display fingerprint sensor and Acoustic Display Technology that makes the display into a speaker using in-screen maglev speaker. This has been done by Xiaomi on the first-gen Mi Mix and LG on the G8 ThinQ.

Image result for Huawei P30 Pro

image credit: JB Hi-Fi

The handset is powered by Huawei’s 7nm octa-core Kirin 980 SoC with Mali-G76 GPU. There is also 8GB of RAM with the option of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of inbuilt storage. The camera is the main attraction here and the P30 Pro includes four cameras at the back including a 40-megapixel 1/1.7-inch SuperSpectrum Sensor with f/1.6 aperture (27mm) lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture (16mm) lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with an f/3.4 aperture (125mm) lens, and a Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera that can capture depth information for improved edge detection. The 40-megapixel camera includes a Sony IMX600 sensor with custom RYYB color filter for better low-light performance. Other features include dual OIS (optical image stabilisation), colour temperature settings and a flicker sensor. According to Huawei the camera setup allows you to shoot 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 50x digital zoom. The new SuperSpectrum Sensor also gives a massive boost to the ISO which can go up to 409,600.

At the front, the P30 Pro features a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 lens along with AI HDR+ to optimise selfies in different light conditions.

Rest of the features include a 4,200mAh battery with the company’s 40W super charge technology, wireless charging with reverse wireless charging just like the Mate 20 Pro and IP68 certification. There is also a graphene film cooling system for heat management. The smartphone will come with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 on top.

The company also launched the P30, which is a slimmed-down version of the P30 Pro. This one gets a smaller 6.1-inch AMOLED display with the same resolution, but is completely flat. You get the same processing power, a lower 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage apart from the 8GB RAM variants, and instead of the four cameras at the back, there are only three. The cameras on the P30 include the same 40-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a 16-megapixel f/2.2 17mm ultra-wide unit. This one also has a smaller 3,650mAh battery and 22.5W fast charge support. Surprisingly you get a 3.5mm audio jack, something that is missing on the P30 Pro.

Pricing for the Huawei P30 Pro starts at EUR 999 (Rs 78,000 approx) going all the way to EUR 1,249 (Rs 97,500 approx). As for the P30, the pricing will start at EUR 799 (Rs 63,000 approx).

View the original article here

Xiaomi Mi 9X With 48-Megapixel

Chinese smartphone, manufacturer Xioami is expected to launch its new smartphone Mi 9X next month. According to a post on Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 9X is in the developing stage. The Weibo post not only revealed the existence of the Mi 9X but also revealed specs and pricing details of the smartphone. The leak suggested that the upcoming smartphone will come with a 48-megapixel primary camera and a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Image result for mi 9x

image credit: India Today

If the tipster is to be believed, the Mi 9X could feature a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 1080p resolution. The handset is expected to feature a water-drop notch design and an in-display fingerprint-sensor. With regards to the processor, a Snapdragon 675 SoC has been mentioned paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The leak also mentions that the Xiaomi Mi 9X will run on Android 9 Pie OS based with MIUI 10.

In terms of optics, the handset is tipped to feature a 32MP Samsung (GD1) selfie shooter, while the rear camera is expected to be a triple setup, featuring a 48MP (Sony IMX586) sensor, an 8MP + 13MP (super wide-angle) lens. Now, this is indeed interesting as this would be the first Xiaomi phone with a triple camera set up in the budget segment if this turns out to be true. Other features of the Xiaomi Mi 9X might include 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, a 3300mAh battery and 18W Quick Charge 4.0+ support. The smartphone is expected to be priced in the sub-Rs. 30,000 price segment.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e

After announcing the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones at its first Unpacked event for 2019, Samsung has now brought the handsets to India. All three handsets, including the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e have been launched for the Indian market along with the Galaxy Buds, which are the company’s latest wireless earbuds.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inch QHD+ Infinity-O Display which has a 19:9 aspect ratio. This year Samsung is called its display tech as ‘Dynamic AMOLED’ which supports HDR10+ and the entire front is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. The handset will be powered by an Exynos 9820 processor and will be offered with 8GB RAM in two storage variants including 128GB and 512GB, both of which offer the option to expand it further.

In the camera department, you get three of them at the back aligned horizontally. There’s a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens camera. At the front, the S10 features a 10-megapixel selfie camera as well. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, wireless charging with support for reverse charging, a 3,400mAh battery, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone will come with Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI out of the box.

Related image

image credit:uswitch.com

Samsung Galaxy S10+ The Samsung Galaxy S10+comes as a larger version of the S10 with a bigger 6.4-inch display, with 19:9 aspect ratio and HDR10+ support. It is powered by the same processor options as the Galaxy S10 including the Exynos 9820 This one also comes with two memory configurations including 8GB RAM and a top-end 12GB RAM variant while storage options include 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB all of which are again expandable. The Galaxy S10+ features the same camera setup at the back as the S10 but at the front, you get a dual-camera setup. It also gets a larger a 4,100mAh battery, while rest of the features including wireless charging, the in-display fingerprint sensor, are all here. There is also going to be a special ceramic-finish version available only with the 8GB RAM with 512GB storage configuration.

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Yes, there is a slightly compact version of the S10 as well which is going to be pitted against the iPhone XR. Called Galaxy S10e this one features a 5.8-inch Infinity-O Display and will be offered with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The smartphone will be offered with an Exynos 9820 processor. You don’t get the triple camera setup here insteada 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor paired with a 16-megapixel fixed focus sensor on the back. On the front, you get the same 10-megapixel camera as the Galaxy S10. This Galaxy S10e will be offered in two storage variants including 128GB and 512GB both of which will offer expansions using a microSD card. This one comes with a regular capacitive fingerprint sensor unlike the in-display fingerprint sensor seen on the other two S10 smartphones. It also comes with a smaller 3,100mAh battery while the rest of the features remain the same.
Galaxy Buds
The latest wireless earbuds and Samsung’s answer to the Apple AirPods, the new Galaxy Buds are said to offer a comfortable form factor, easy controls, clear and smart sound, and compact size. They have been tuned by AKG and with the Enhanced Ambient Sound, one can hear their surroundings clearly even while the buds are in their ear. The offer up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming, and up to five hours of calls. The compact charging case holds a charge for up to seven hours, and gives the Galaxy Buds 1.7 hours of juice on a 15-minute quick charge. The case also supports wireless charging so you charge the earbuds on the go using a Galaxy S10 device itself.
Pricing and Offers
The Galaxy S10+ will be available in 1TB, 512GB and 128GB storage variants and will be offered at Rs 1,17,900, Rs 91,900 and Rs 73,900 respectively. The 1TB and 512GB variants are being offered in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colours respectively, while the 128GB variant will come in premium Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue colours.

The Galaxy S10 512GB variant is priced at Rs 84,900 and will be available in Prism White colour, whereas the 128GB variant, at Rs 66,900 will be available in Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue colours. The Galaxy S10e comes with only 128GB storage variant in Prism Black and Prism White colours. It will be priced at Rs 55,900.

As a part of the launch offer, Galaxy Buds will be offered to consumers at Rs 4,999 along with HDFC cashback offer of up to Rs 6,000 or upgrade offer of up to Rs 15,000 on Galaxy S10.

There are also a bunch of mobile operator offers. Airtel customers upgrading to Samsung Galaxy S10 range can get a cashback of up to Rs 3,600 (across 24 recharges or 24 months, whichever is earlier) on recharge pack of Rs 349 using the My Airtel App. Samsung Galaxy S10 range is also available on the Airtel Online Store with a down payment starting Rs 7,499 and EMI of Rs 2,599, which comes built-in with a post-paid plan.

Galaxy S10 users on the Jio network will get an additional one-year of unlimited services free-of-cost. Users will get double data benefits when recharging with the Jio Rs 4,999 annual plan. That is, get 350 + 350 GB high speed data without any daily capping plus another year of unlimited voice and 700 GB data. This amounts to a saving of Rs 14,997.

Vodafone users will get a one-year Netflix subscription worth Rs 6,000 to existing and new users of Red Postpaid plans starting Rs 499, on purchase of Galaxy S10 line of smartphones through its website.

 

Vivo X27 Pro With 48-Megapixel Camera, Snapdragon 710 SoC

Vivo has announced a new smartphone which is essentially a new variant for the V15 Pro which was recently launched in India. The new Vivo X27 Pro is now official and comes with features like a pop-up selfie camera and in-display fingerprint sensor. The company also announced the X27 which is a slightly inferior version.
The Vivo X27 Pro features a 6.7-inch display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and full-HD+ resolution. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. At the back there is a triple camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, 13-megapixel secondary sensor along with a wide-angle lens, and a 5-megapixel tertiary, depth sensor. The pop-up selfie camera module that includes a 32-megapixel sensor and you get artificial intelligence (AI) features to enhance the photos that you take.

Image result for Vivo X27 Pro

image credit: NDTV Gadgets

Other features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, 4,000mAh battery, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB. The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9 on top. The X27, is pretty much the same device however it comes in a 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant which is powered by a Snapdragon 675 SoC. Also the pop-up selfie camera on the X27 is a 16-megapixel sensor and the battery is rated at 3,700mAh. As of now, the devices are only announced for the Chinese market. The launch of the X27 Pro hints at the fact that Vivo might be looking at launching the variant as an updated version of the V15 Pro in India.

How VR is Transforming the Way We Train Associates

If you’ve ever tried on a virtual reality (VR) headset, you’re familiar with its ability to recreate real-life experiences. Even a rollercoaster ride simulation has the potential to make your stomach drop.

VR tech has taken everything from journalism to pro football quarterback training to the next level. And last year, Walmart introduced VR to the world of employee training and development by using the technology to upgrade training at Walmart Academies nationwide. With the huge success of that program, the company is now providing Oculus VR headsets to all stores in the U.S. to bring the same level of training to more than 1 million Walmart associates.

Oculus Go VR Headset
“The great thing about VR is its ability to make learning experiential,” said Andy Trainor, Walmart’s senior director of Walmart U.S. Academies. “When you watch a module through the headset, your brain feels like you actually experienced a situation. We’ve also seen that VR training boosts confidence and retention while improving test scores 10 to 15 percent – even those associates who simply watched others experience the training saw the same retention boosts.”

Starting next month, VR training will begin its launch across the country, sending four headsets to every Walmart supercenter and two units to every Neighborhood Market and discount store. With more than 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in stores by the end of the year, every associate – including those on the floor who interact with customers the most – will have access to the same training that their managers and department managers do at the Academies.

Associate Sandra puts on an Oculus VR Headset
Brock McKeel, senior director of digital operations, worked with Andy to bring VR training to associates, and said there are already more than 45 activity-based modules using industry-leading software provided by STRIVR. STRIVR’s platform delivers realistic, repeatable and scalable training content, which helps associates learn information more quickly and retain it better.

“We are entering a new era of learning, and Walmart continues to lead the way,” said Derek Belch, CEO of STRIVR, which worked with Walmart on its initial launch of VR in Academies last year. “The power of VR is real, and when offered as a cornerstone of learning and development, it can truly transform the way an organization trains its people.”

Walmart plans to use VR to train associates in three main areas: new technology, soft skills like empathy and customer service, and compliance.

VR training is particularly helpful for learning new tech. In a pilot test this summer, 10 stores used VR for training on new Pickup Tower units in their stores. VR is allowing associates to be trained before the towers are even installed – no teachers required. This will be key as Walmart continues to roll out new tech to stores.

Adrian Carthen used the VR training to learn about the Pickup Tower when it came to her store in Stockbridge, Ga., this summer. She said it “went beyond hands-on.”

“I’m a gamer, so I was excited to use it,” she said. “It felt like you were actually loading the tower. And I could train any time that I wanted and it was done in just a few minutes.”

We have a lot of people who are cross-trained to use the tower now and they can help customers, which is amazing.

Instilling confidence is exactly what makes VR so effective as a training tool. Because the effect of VR training is like an experience in real life, associates have the freedom to make mistakes and learn by “doing,” all while in a safe environment.

“Walmart was one of the first companies to benefit from VR’s ability to enrich employee education, and its applications will only grow from here,” said Andy Mathis, Oculus’ head of business partnerships. “What makes it so compelling is that costly, difficult, or otherwise-impossible scenarios and simulations become not only possible, but immediately within reach.”

But beyond the investment in innovation and associate training, VR technology helps teach skills that enrich the careers of associates across the U.S.

“Yes, we’re focused on helping people do their jobs better every day. But the training we’ve designed is also hopefully training for life,” McKeel said. “That person walks out of their store with new skills and more confidence than they had before – that’s the passion behind this project.”

source & content from: WALMART

 

Apple Has Confirmed That it is Shipping Only Qualcomm Powered iPhones to German Stores

Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany, where they were banned last year due to a patent infringement ruling. The iPhones will be sold in Germany only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, instead of a mix of chips from Qualcomm and Intel Corp. Qualcomm is in a global legal battle against Cupertino-based Apple over patent licensing, and the German case was part of the chip supplier’s efforts to rack up smaller wins ahead of a major lawsuit with Apple that goes to trial in April in San Diego. Qualcomm last year also won a ban on sales of some iPhones in China.

Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using some chips from Intel Corp in iPhones headed to Germany in order to comply with the patent infringement ruling. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of mobile chips, sued Apple in Germany alleging that some older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models violated Qualcomm patents around so-called envelope tracking, a feature that helps mobile phones save battery power while sending and receiving wireless signals. The alleged patent violation stemmed not from Intel chips but yet another Apple supplier – Qorvo Inc – whose chip was only present in older phones with Intel modems.

The court sided with Qualcomm and banned sales of some iPhone models that used Intel modem chips, leading Apple to pull the devices from its 15 retail stories in Germany and its online store in the country. The ban was a victory in Qualcomm’s legal conflict with Apple. The iPhone maker has alleged that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent licensing practices to protect a monopoly on so-called modem chips, which connect mobile phones to wireless data networks. Qualcomm has in turn alleged that Apple has infringed its patents. A major case between the two goes to trial in the United States in April. Apple began phasing in Intel’s modem chips in 2016 after years of using chips exclusively from Qualcomm. In last year’s iPhone models, Apple dropped Qualcomm’s chips completely in favor of Intel’s. But Qualcomm has continued to supply Apple with chips for older models, and Apple on Thursday said it would use only those for German iPhone 7 and 8 models. “Qualcomm is attempting to use injunctions against our products to try to get Apple to succumb to their extortionist demands,” Apple said in a statement to Reuters. Qualcomm and Qorvo did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Newer iPhones with Intel chips remain on sale in Germany. “Intel’s modem products are not involved in this lawsuit and are not subject to this or any other injunction,” Steven Rodgers, Intel’s general counsel, said in a statement.

View the original article here

First Phone With 12GB RAM And Snapdragon 855 Processor Launched

As smartphone manufacturers work towards notchless, bezel-less displays, sliding designs are making a comeback. In October, Xiaomi and Honor both released devices with rear slide-up mechanisms that allow components like the camera and top speaker to be placed somewhere besides the screen. Last month, Lenovo also joined the movement with the launch of the Z5 Pro. This week, however, the company outdid themselves with the announcement of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT.

This new slider moves in the same way as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2: the back half of the phone slides up just enough to expose the front camera and speaker. Though the design closely resembles that of the Z5 Pro, the GT edition shown off on Tuesday really pumps up the specs.

The newest model retains the same size display and camera specs as its predecessor, but the RAM is doubled to 12GB, the storage is multiplied to 512GB, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is replaced with the 855. Despite this device coming with industry-leading features, there’s no 5G support even though the mobile communications standard begins shifting at the start of the new year. Aesthetically, the only difference between the two models is that the Z5 Pro GT edition has bright red accents that frame the screen and both rear cameras. Instead of the smooth finish that the Z5 Pro dons, the GT has a glossy carbon fiber pattern under the exterior glass. Putting the front camera and speaker on a mechanism that slides out from behind the display is great for those who want that full-screen experience, but it also forces owners to slide the screen down to take a phone call. Maybe it’s worth it, maybe it’s not.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro starts at 2,698 yuan (about $390) and is already available to the Chinese market, while the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT starts at 4,398 yuan (about $640) and launches January 24 with pre-orders beginning on January 15.

View the original article here

5G: A Revolution Not Without Risks

The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology which promises to enable an internet of things and self-driving vehicles also poses risks. What is 5G, what will it be able to do, and what are the risks? What is 5G?

5G stands for the fifth generation of mobile network technology, which should begin to be rolled out in 2020 in Asia and the United States. Each generation has offered improvements in data transmission speed and capacity, and with 5G the networks are really set to make the transition from telephony to other objects.

What will it be able to do? The much vaunted internet of things has so far been hobbled by the limitations of mobile networks, both in terms of transmission speeds of handsets and the fact the backbone of networks hadn’t been expanded sufficiently in many cases to handle huge volumes of data. With 5G, transmission speeds should accelerate sufficiently to allow for self-driving cars to take to the roads or for doctors to conduct operations remotely. It will also cut the cord on augmented and virtual reality. The ability to connect more sensors will help make many services “intelligent”, such as helping manage traffic flow and telling the sanitation department when garbage bins need to be emptied. Industry is in particular looking forward to 5G to reinvent manufacturing and allow it to monitor all sorts of processes. Why does 5G pose security risks?
The first reason is that more data and more types of data will be travelling across 5G networks. Much of the data transmitted by sensors could be sensitive, such as information about manufacturing processes that business rivals would be interested in acquiring. Or the data from our homes that could be gleaned to determine all sorts of things about us. The treasure chest of data for hackers is getting much, much bigger.

A second reason is that an increased reliance on the mobile network means its disruption would have even more serious consequences, both in terms of safety and economic activity. A failure during a remotely guided operation could lead to the death of a patient or a crash of a self-driving car. A longer outage could disrupt an economy. This poses national security risks. While the diplomatic spat over the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer was based on accusations the firm violated US sanctions on Iran, the United States has longstanding concerns about Chinese telecommunications equipment being a Trojan horse for Beijing’s intelligence and military.

Huawei is a major manufacturer of equipment used to build 5G networks, and the US defence establishment fears it could enable it to disrupt American military communications or otherwise wage asymmetrical warfare in a confrontation. The United States has essentially barred use of Huawei equipment in domestic networks, as have Australia and New Zealand, with other countries considering following suit.

Deliverance or disappointment?
The promises are always hyped, but the delivery is often a disappointment. Early buyers of 4G smartphones were often let down: their handsets could handle nippy speeds but the backbone of networks were often not yet bulked up to handle the higher data flow. Operators have now built up the capacity of their backbone networks, but if 5G is to keep its promise the number of base stations needed is enormous. Otherwise, users will be forced back onto slower networks.

Meanwhile operators are having to invest billions to roll out 5G, which is an issue because competition in many countries has hemmed in prices companies can charge consumers. While most analysts believe operators will in the end be able to finance building the new networks, they may not initially be dense enough to handle some of the most anticipated applications.

Building a dense network of base stations along highways to handle self-driving vehicles will be a costly endeavour, for example, and operators may find themselves seeking partners from users of new services.

View the original article here