Connect with us

Tech

Xiaomi launches affordable Redmi 9i with 4GB RAM in India

Published

on

Xiaomi launches affordable Redmi 9i with 4GB RAM in India
Xiaomi launches affordable Redmi 9i with 4GB RAM in India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday launched a new budget smartphone Redmi 9i at a starting price of Rs 8,299 (4GB+64GB variant) in India.

The 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage variant will cost Rs 9,299.

“The smartphone will be available in three colour variants, nature green, sea blue, midnight black across mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting September 18,” the company said in a statement.

The smartphone features a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio with TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification for better visibility in reading mode.

The device is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and upto 128GB internal storage. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot allowing expansion up to 512GB.

Redmi 9i houses a 5000mAh battery. It comes with a 13MP AI camera on the rear with features such as AI Portrait mode, AI scene detection, document scanner and kaleidoscope.

There is also a 5MP AI selfie camera with AI portrait mode.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tech

TECNO’s CAMON 16 to debut on Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Days’

Published

on

By

TECNO Camon 16
TECNO's CAMON 16 to debut on Flipkart's 'Big Billion Days'

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With the festive season around the corner, TECNO on Thursday said its CAMON 16 smartphone will now go on sale on Flipkart as part of its popular Big Billion Days (BBD) sale that starts on Friday.

The device that sports a segment-first 64MP quad camera set-up and eye autofocus feature will be available for sale starting at a price of Rs 10,999, TECNO said.

The company said that during sale period, consumers will also be able to grab some of the best smartphones from TECNO’s popular SPARK and CAMON stables launched this year at an attractive discount offers.

Additionally, TECNO will also offer its premium CAMON 15 smartphone at a festive price of Rs 10,499.

“With our wide range of products, ranging from best budget smartphone under Rs 7,000 to best battery smartphones under Rs 10,000 to the best-in-class quad camera smartphone with pioneering eye autofocus under Rs 11,000, we expect to cater to all segments of users,” Arijeet Talapatra, CEO of Transsion India, said in a statement.

“Our vision has always been to create new possibilities for our customers and through these special smartphones at great prices, we want to make our consumers festivities bigger and memorable one for themselves and their loved ones”.

TECNO has already established itself as a strong smartphone player in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment with its SPARK series smartphones that offer big battery, big display and a powerful camera.

TECNO SPARK had hit the two-million customer mark last month in India.

Flipkart ‘Big Billion Days’ sale will commence on October 16 and will continue till October 21.

TECNO said that consumers will be be able to avail special offers on TECNO’s popular smartphone models during BBD sale of Flipkart such as �

SPARK Go 2020 at Rs 6,499 with additional 10 per cent discount on SBI credit/debit card.

SPARK Power 2 Air at Rs 8,499 with 5 per cent extra off to customers on prepaid credit/debit card transactions + 10 per cent additional discount on SBI card

SPARK Power 2 at Rs 9,999 with additional 10 per cent discount on SBI credit/debit card.

CAMON 15 at Rs 10,499 with 5 per cent extra off to customers on prepaid credit/debit card transactions + 10 per cent additional discount on SBI card.

CAMON 16 Rs 10,999 with 10 per cent additional discount on SBI credit/debit card.

Moreover, there will be exchange offer on old phones, the company said.

Continue Reading

Tech

‘The Pathless’ and ‘Reigns: Beyond’ games soon on Apple Arcade

Published

on

By

Apple. (File Photo IANS)
Apple. (File Photo IANS)

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Apple has announced two new game titles Reigns: Beyond and The Pathless which are coming soon to its Cloud gaming service Apple Arcade.

“Coming Soon to Apple Arcade: The Pathless. As the Hunter, you must explore forests and tundras with your eagle companion to uncover puzzles and hunt down corrupt spirits,” the company said in a tweet on Wednesday.

‘The Pathless’ is set to launch on November 12. It’s an open world puzzle adventure game where players take on the role of an archer with an eagle companion and fight battles to eliminate a dark curse.

Meanwhile, ‘Reigns: Beyond’ is the fourth game in the Reigns series, which includes the original Reigns title, Reigns: Her Majesty, and Reigns: Game of Thrones.

“Take on intergalactic stardom while recruiting alien band members and navigating your way through a space tour,” the company said.

‘Reigns: Beyond’ will ask players to take on the role of an intergalactic indie rock band, using decision cards to chart a path to stardom.

‘Reigns: Beyond’ is set to launch on November 6, and it will be an Apple Arcade exclusive.

Earlier, Arcade added two new games — deep-sea adventure ‘Beyond Blue’ by E-Line Media and the emotional puzzle game ‘A Fold Apart’ by Lightning Rod Games — on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

The subscription gaming service costs $99 a month and lets people play more than 120 games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch and Apple TV.

Continue Reading

Tech

Samsung announces 40% festive discount on Galaxy S20+

Published

on

By

Samsung. (File Photo IANS)
Samsung. (File Photo IANS)

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Samsung has announced discounts and cashback offers on a wide range of products and consumers can get up to 40 per cent discount on select Galaxy smartphones such as its flagship Galaxy S20+.

Consumers shopping from Samsung.com will also get two-three day delivery of company products to their doorsteps across 16,000 pin codes in the country.

“This festive season, the Samsung.com online store is going to be the go-to destination for all Samsung products. Consumers can expect to find discounts as much as 60 per cent and cashback offers of up to 12.5 per cent on select products, but an exciting offer on every product for sure,” Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India said in a statement.

Samsung is also offering up to 60 per cent off on select accessories such as wireless chargers and JBL speakers.

Consumers can enjoy up to 45 per cent discount on a range of TV and Home Appliances such as The Frame television, Spacemax Family Hub French Door refrigerator and front-load Ecobubble with Hygiene Steam washing machine.

The discounts and offers are valid from October 15 to November 16, the company said.

Samsung on Thursday announced festive offers on its wide range of external and internal solid state devices (SSDs), including recently-launched T7 Touch, T7 external SSDs and 870 QVO internal SSD, and Micro-SD cards during the Flipkart and Amazon festive sales.

“Our aim is to deliver unparalleled experience and technology that meets our consumers’ expectations. We are confident that our festive offers will make our consumers’ life easier and add more joy to the festivities,” said Akash Saxenaa, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales, Samsung India.

Continue Reading

Tech

Trump slams Facebook, Twitter for restricting Joe Biden article

Published

on

By

U.S. President Donald Trump. (File Photo IANS)
U.S. President Donald Trump. (File Photo IANS)

Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed Facebook and Twitter for restricting the distribution of a New York Post article criticizing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The New York Post published a series of stories on Wednesday citing emails, purportedly sent by Biden’s son.

The reports claimed it got those emails from Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, reports NPR.org.

Facebook limited the spread of the story which was liked, shared or commented on almost 600,000 times on Facebook, according to data from CrowdTangle.

In an unprecedented step, Twitter blocked users from posting pictures of the emails or links to two of the New York Post’s stories, citing its rules against sharing “content obtained through hacking that contains private information.”

Twitter said that the “images contained in the articles include personal and private information — like email addresses and phone numbers — which violate our rules”.

However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that the company’s communication about why it was blocking the articles “was not great”.

“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable”, he tweeted.

The action by Facebook and Twitter resulted in a political storm in the US.

Trump tweeted that it was “so terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story”.

Although Facebook did not remove it from its platform but limited its spread.

“REPEAL SECTION 230!!!” Trump said in a tweet.

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri sent letters to Facebook and Twitter, pressing them on the decisions to reduce distribution and block the story.

Twitter and Facebook have been acting more aggressively to curb the spread of false claims and manipulation related to the election.

Continue Reading

Tech

Udacity, Microsoft launch ‘Nanodegree’ programme to skill students

Published

on

By

Microsoft. (File Photo IANS)
Microsoft. (File Photo IANS)

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The US-based learning platform Udacity on Thursday announced a partnership with Microsoft to launch Microsoft Azure ‘Nanodegree’ programme, which will strengthen the machine learning (ML) skills of the students.

The Nanodegree programme will strengthen the ML skills of the students, providing them hands-on experience in training, validating, and evaluating ML models with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that has more than 200 products and services, to build, run and manage applications with the tools and frameworks of your choice.

These services include databases, analytics, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and more. Over 85 per cent of Fortune 500 companies use Azure.

“We have developed this program in collaboration with Microsoft to offer a deep dive into the world of ML to learners,” Gabriel Dalporto, CEO of Udacity, said in a statement.

“We believe that our experiential learning approach backed with continuous mentorship and industry-relevant coursework will empower our students to have long and successful careers in Azure technologies,” Dalporto added.

The company said that Azure Machine Learning is an enterprise-grade machine learning service to build and deploy models.

Using Azure ML, data scientists and ML engineers can accelerate the end-to-end machine learning lifecycle of building, training and deploying ML models.

Additionally, students enrolled in Udacity’s Machine Learning Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program are able to use hands-on Microsoft Azure Labs to complete their learning objectives.

“Through our collaboration with Udacity to offer introductory and advanced courses on Azure Machine Learning, we hope to expand data science expertise,” said Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Azure Marketing, Microsoft.

Continue Reading

Tech

Reliance Jio-led super app battle to intensify in India in 2021

Published

on

By

Jio
Jio

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Businesses will further accelerate the pace of their digital activities in 2021 by creating new-age apps and platforms and the world will see this battle ratcheting up in intensity in India led by Reliance Jio Platforms, a new report has said.

According to global market research firm Forrester, Covid-19 affected Asia Pacific first, and they expect the region will also emerge from the crisis first in 2021, before the US and Europe.

“APAC will see a platform surge. APAC is already home to some of the largest platforms in places like China and India. However, we will see this battle ratcheting up in intensity, especially in India,” said Ashutosh Sharma, VP, Research Director.

Reliance’s Jio Platforms has already blazed the trail with more than $20 billion investment in their digital business.

“They are simultaneously lining up more investments for their retail platform. Tata in India has thrown their hat in the ring with the announcement of their own super-app,” Sharma said in a statement on Wednesday.

With Paytm and Walmart’s Flipkart in the fray, India will see some serious competition among these platforms.

Targeting Google’s dominance in the app distribution space in India, leading digital payments platform Paytm last week set up a Rs 10 crore fund as equity investments for mini app developers in the country.

Paytm has also launched an Android Mini App Store to support local developers in the country.

On 5G, Forrester said the technology will finally make an impact and China will be its epicentre.

“In China, with heavy government support, rapid rollouts across the country, and evolution of supporting tech, 5G will find an ideal breeding ground for innovations across various verticals,” Sharma noted.

China’s experimentation and adoption of 5G-enabled business models and 5G-led innovation will offer valuable lessons to other countries and enterprises.

Values-focused firms will deliver higher profits than those focusing on profits alone.

“Brands can no longer work in shadows with a constant spotlight on each of their actions, statements, and associations across social media. They must show their explicit commitment to respect customers’ privacy, for example,” Sharma emphasized.

“They must tackle complex economic, environmental, and social challenges that impact all of us. They must do so with integrity, competence, and transparency to earn the trust and loyalty of these values-conscious consumers”.

The cybersecurity concerns will also dominate the agendas of businesses and governments alike.

“We will see increased adoption of Zero Trust and evolution of regulatory frameworks for data protection and privacy. Further, we expect firms to sharpen their focus on employee experience as they struggle to deal with people’s aspect of pandemic,” Sharma said.

Continue Reading

Trending

Hey, wait!

Do you want to receive important news straight to your inbox every week?