Bharat-1 First Impressions: The Jio Phone Rival India Needs?:-
After years of manufacturers scrambling for ways to bring affordable and locally relevant smartphones into the hands of millions, it took a Jio Phone to bring feature phones back into focus. So it's no surprise that telecom operators and phone manufacturers in India are having a deja vu moment, BSNL and Micromaxbeing the latest with the new Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone with high-speed Internet that was unveiled in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has an unassuming design - more on this shortly - but what it offers out of the box and signifies in the grand scheme of things is perhaps more appealing. Priced at Rs. 2,200 (roughly $34) and going on sale October 20, it is positioned as a solution to the needs of over half a billion people in India.
Airtel offers iPhone 7 at a down payment of Rs 7,777, but is it a good deal?
On Monday, Bharti Airtel introduced a new scheme under which a customer can buy iPhone 7 (32GB) by making a down payment of Rs 7,777. The new scheme is part of the company’s new online store which focuses on providing customers affordable down payments, instant credit verification and financing, and bundled monthly plans.
After making a down payment of Rs 7,777, customers can make the rest of payment through 24 monthly installments of Rs 2,499. The monthly installment includes Airtel’s postpaid plan under which the operator is offering 30GB of monthly data and unlimited calling (local, STD and national roaming).
Airtel has partnered with Apple Inc., HDFC Bank, Clix Capital, Seynse Technologies, Brightstar Telecommunications and Vulcan Express for its Online Store.
Customers can opt out of the offer at any time during the term without registering for an upgrade by repaying the outstanding loan amount, Airtel explains on its website.
You can also buy iPhone 7 128GB at a down payment of Rs 16,300. The Airtel Online Store also features the 32GB and 128GB variants of iPhone 7 Plus which are available at a down payment of Rs 17,300 and Rs 26,000 respectively. The EMIs for all these phones remain at Rs 2,499.
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Xiaomi Redmi 5A With '8-Day Battery Life', Snapdragon 425 Launched:-
Xiaomi Redmi 5A price has been set asCNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,000), and the handset will be available for pre-orders starting Monday in China. It will be available via the company's official site as well as other popular e-commerce sites in China.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications:-
The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi.
Much like the Redmi 4A, the successor is also powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz, and coupled with 2GB of RAM.
There's only one storage model announced at launch as of now but we can expect more variants in future. It comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM Redmi 5A packs a 3000mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the Redmi 4A.
Razer Smartphone With 5.7-Inch QHD Display, 8GB RAM Spotted Online:-
Razer may have plans to make a big splash with its first smartphone. Weeks ahead of the company's scheduled event, a Razer Android phone has appeared on GFXBench website which suggests that the phone will have 8GB of RAM among other high-end features.
According to the listing, first spotted by Phone Radar, the 'Razer Phone' will feature a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 8GB of RAM. Other features listed include 64GB inbuilt storage, a single 12-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The high-end hardware specifications will fit into Razer's supposed ambition to position its upcoming smartphone as a gaming device. How well Razer manages the software will of course determine whether its device is able to make the most out of the hardware.
Amazon's Alexa Assistant Can Now Recognise Multiple Users' Voices:-
One of Google Home's most interesting features is coming to Amazon's family of Echo speakers. Amazon says Echo speakers will now be able to tell who is speaking and offer relevant information. The announcement comes as Amazon continues to work on its software features as it widens its lead in the smart speakers market.
Prior to the development, Alexa did not recognise who was speaking but went on with catering to the voice's demands. Once you have set up different profiles, Amazon says, Alexa will offer personalised results to each of the individual. It would know, for instance, whose message you want it to read. Each user can train Alexa and get their own music recommendations.
Users will also be able to make use of the personalised voice recognition for voice calling. To set up a new voice profile, fire up the Alexa app on your phone, head to Settings > Your voice and then recite ten phrases. Google has had a similar feature since earlier this year for its voice assistant - Google Assistant.
The move comes as Amazon aggressively brings Echo speakers to more diverse homes. Last week, Amazon launched Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus smart speakers in India. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.
Airtel announces 4G smartphone for an effective price of ₹1399:-
The Karbonn A40 Indian has a market price of ₹3,499, however, with Airtel's bundled offers, it's effective price ₹1,399. You pay ₹2,899 for the phone and receive a ₹1,500 cashback. Airtel offers ₹169 plan offers unlimited local and STD calling and 512 MB 4G data for 28 days. To avail the ₹1,500 cashback, you need to recharge ₹169 per month continuously for 36 months. Here's how it works, recharge ₹3,000 within the first 18 months gets you cashback of ₹500 and then recharges of ₹3,000 again within the next 18 months to get the remaining ₹1,000.
Karbonn A40 Indian Specifications:-
Display: 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels resolution) display
Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
CPU: 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 8 GB, microSD up to 32 GB
Main Camera: 2 MP with LED flash
Front Camera: 0.3 MP
Cellular: 4G network, VoLTE support
Connectivity: micro USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery: 1,400 mAh
Price: ₹1,399 (effective price)
Google Pledges $1 Billion to Fund Non-Profit Education:-😎😎😉
India born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next-generation technology jobs. The company will spend the money over the next five years on non-profit organisations helping raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work doing the same.
Pichai announced the goal Thursday morning in Pittsburgh, the city where he arrived in the US from India 24 years ago. Pichai also unveiled a programme called "Grow with Google" aimed at training Americans how to get jobs or grow their businesses. The program aims to outfit people with computer and entrepreneurial skills.
Google is partnering with online education companies like Udacity and Coursera as well as charitable organisations like Goodwill and 4-H. The partnership Goodwill includes a $10 million grant.