Oppo R17 Pro India Launched Today

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo R17 Pro launch will be held at 7pm in Mumbai
  • It will be the company’s first in India with Super VOOC charging
  • Pre-orders are already live in India

Oppo R17 Pro, the company’s current flagship smartphone model, is all set to launch in India today at a launch event scheduled at 8pm in Mumbai. The Chinese phone maker has sent out media invites for the event where only the R17 Pro will be launched; the Oppo R17 is not expected to launch in India. Additionally, the Oppo R17 Pro will be the first smartphone in India to feature Oppo’s Super VOOC fast charging technology. Other highlights of the smartphone include up to 8GB of RAM, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a waterdrop-style notch. There will also be a live stream, which you can catch below.

Oppo R17 Pro price in India, live stream details

Oppo R17 Pro price in India has not been revealed yet, and is expected at the launch event today. However, the phone has already been launched in China. It is priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 40,800) for the base 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant and CNY 4,299 (around Rs. 43,900) for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model. Colour options include Condensed Green and Fog gradient, however the company has not yet specified as to which colours would be launched in the Indian market. Oppo R17 Pro pre-orders in India have already gone live on Oppo’s official website.

The Oppo R17 Pro India launch will be live streamed on the company’s Facebook and Twitter channels, as well as on YouTube. As always, stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for updates straight from the launch event.

Oppo R17 has 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM variants. Similar to these, there are other top selling 6 GB RAM Smartphones available in the market. Also, the best 8 GB RAM Mobile phones article lets you identify the high GB RAM Mobile models extensively used by customers.

Oppo R17 Pro specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo R17 Pro runs ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED on-cell panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 16 million colours. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 616 GPU, 6GB/ 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

In the camera department, the Oppo R17 Pro sports a triple rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor (variable aperture of f/1.5-2.4) and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.6 aperture), coupled with an LED flash. The third sensor is a TOF 3D stereo camera. On the front, the handset bears a 25-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. There is a 3,650mAh battery under the hood, with support for Oppo’s Super VOOC charging.

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Oppo R17 Pro Camera, Price, Memory, Battery, Specs

 

Google Hangouts App Shuts Down Pixel Phone Launched

In this week’s top stories: We ponder whether getting a Pixel phone on launch day is worth your time and money, uncover the inevitable demise of Google Hangouts, and check out an affordable way to get started with Google Fit from Xiaomi.

Our Ben Schoon took the top spot this week with a comment that seems to have resonated with many (and their wallets). For almost all people, buying a Pixel phone at launch just does not make sense, between the issues early adopters face and discounts offered only two months after launch.

The problem is that, with the Pixel 3 promotions and discounts that Google has done this year, the company is giving users a clear message – stop buying phones early. Sure, you might feel good if you get that new phone before anyone else, but I’m willing to bet that for the vast majority of users, that feeling isn’t worth literal hundreds of dollars.

Just yesterday, we reported that Google’s Hangouts app would be shutting down some time in 2020, according to an internal roadmap. Since that report, the product lead for Hangouts has publicly clarified that only what he refers to as “classic Hangouts” will be shut down, leaving Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat in place both for existing enterprise customers and soon all consumers.

Given Google’s abandonment of the app in terms of development and its presumed eventual death, many have already transitioned away from using it. But Hangouts is still the prominent chat option in Gmail on the web and the app remains on the Google Play Store to this day.

Shutting down Hangouts has been a long time coming, so if anything, its retirement still being more than a year away is what’s surprising here.

Also, Damien got the chance to spend some time with the affordable Xiaomi Mi Band 3, and assess it from the perspective of Google Fit. Overall, he came away very impressed with it, especially at its ridiculously reasonable price.

In Assistant news, the Google Assistant received a major update in time for the holidays, including some features that were featured at Google I/O this year, like Pretty Please. Broadcast replies and a variety of smaller updates to the smart display UI are also now live.

Alongside the launch of Digital Wellbeing, Pretty Please furthers Google Home as a family friendly device. The feature is designed to encourage polite manners like “please” and “thank you” in commands. In turn, Assistant will answer back with “delightful responses,” including “Thanks for asking so nicely.”

Google’s Hangouts messaging platform has been a hot subject these last couple of days. Initially, a recent report pegged Google to give Hangouts the ax in 2020, but a director involved with the project at Google claims no such date was set, and that a migration is planned to transition Hangouts (as consumers know it, anyway) into Meet/Chat. Whatever ends up actually happening, at a minimum, it sounds like Hangouts will change in the future. With that in mind, we’re curious: How many of our readers are still using Google Hangouts?

Try as I might, I can’t give it up. Too many of the people I know personally and professionally switched to the platform years ago. But that was back in the SMS-integrated days when all we wanted was a way to escape using Facebook products in our search for a platform-agnostic iMessage clone. Sadly, Google unceremoniously stripped SMS functionality out shortly before pushing users onto Allo. Of course, that went well. And for the last couple of years, the consumer-facing version of Hangouts has been effectively on life support.

Although I continue to depend on it, I’m sure many of our readers have long since given up Hangouts — likely departing once SMS integration was lost. There’s a whole pile of alternative services out there to replace it in varying degrees like Telegram, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber, and Snapchat. Even just basic, ancient SMS can work for messaging in a pinch.

So, have you already moved on to something else, or are you still using Hangouts?

Reference

Google Hangouts App Shuts Down Pixel Launched

Pixel at Launch, Hangouts Shuts Down

 

 

 

Honor 8C vs Realme U1 Price, Display, Camera, Battery And Features

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both Honor 8C and Realme U1 start at a price of Rs. 11,999 in India
  • MediaTek’s Helio P70 powers the Realme U1
  • Honor 8C is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC

Realme U1 and Honor 8C are two new smartphones that launched in the Indian market this week. The two phones have been priced in the competitive sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment which is dominated by players like Xiaomi. Key highlights of the Honor 8C include a 19:9 display with a notch, the all-new Snapdragon 632 SoC, face unlock capabilties, and AI-based features. Oppo spinoff brand Realme on Wednesday launched its Realme U1 smartphone with the latest MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, a 19.5:9 display with waterdrop-style notch, and a 25-megapixel selfie camera. Let’s compare the Honor 8C and Realme U1 price in India and specifications.

Realme U1 vs Honor 8C price in India

Honor 8C price in India is set at Rs. 11,999 for the base 4GB RAM/ 32GB internal storage model and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Colour options of the smartphone include Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, Nebula Purple, and Platinum Gold. The Honor 8C will go on sale in the Indian market across Amazon.in and HiHonor online store starting December 10.

Realme U1 price in India also starts at Rs. 11,999 in the Indian market for the base 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. There’s an additional 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model priced in India at Rs. 14,499. It has been launched in India in Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold colour options. The phone will be sold exclusively via Amazon.in from 12pm IST on December 5.

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Realme U1 vs Honor 8C specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 8C runs EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, while the Realme U1 runs ColorOS 5.2 on top of the same Android 8.1 Oreo. The Honor 8C sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) TFT IPS LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and an 86.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, and the Realme U1 gets a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LCD panel with a taller 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The Honor 8C is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage. On the other hand, the Realme U1 is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, coupled with an ARM G72 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage. Storage on both phones is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

In terms of optics, both smartphones sport dual rear camera setups. The Honor 8C sports a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor, paired with an LED flash. The Realme U1 bears a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture, also coupled with an LED flash. On the front, the Honor 8C gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera with fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture, and a selfie toning light. The Realme U1 has a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8-micron pixel size, and 4-in-1 pixels.

Connectivity options on the Honor 8C include 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging support. On the other hand, the Realme U1 offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ GLONASS, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone is backed by a 3,500mAh battery under the hood.

Sensors on board the Honor 8C include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, and proximity sensor. Sensors on the Realme U1 are ambient light sensor, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Both phones sport rear-mounted fingerprint sensors and software-based face unlocking capabilities. 

Dimensions of the Honor 8C are 158.72×75.94×7.98mm and weight is 167.2 grams. The Realme U1 measures 157x74x8mm and weighs about 168 grams.

The Realme U1 marks the debut of a brand new series from Realme. The company has had a great start and will look to close the year on a high note with the selfie-centric U1. The phone promises a few unique features, much like past Realme phones. The 25MP selfie camera and Helio P70 chipset are the biggest highlights here, which we will focus on in our in-depth review.

Best selfie smartphones in India lets you know the review of different selfie centric camera models already available in the market.

Reference

Realme U1 vs Honor 8C Specs, Price, Camera, Battery And Features

Realme U1 new selfie smartphone

T-Mobile Gives You Free Samsung 4K TV with Note 9, Galaxy S9

T-Mobile is offering a free 50″ 4K Smart TV when you purchase a new Samsung Galaxy device on an EIP plan and add second voice service line to your existing plan. If you were already looking to pick up a new Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9, a free TV isn’t a bad gift this holiday season.

Eligible Galaxy devices for this promotion include Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Active. And again, all you need to do is buy one of these phones on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) and add a second voice service line to your existing plan. If you’re a new customer, T-Mobile states, “New customers can get in on the deal too by adding two voice lines.”

Naturally, supplies will be limited and T-Mobile details that this exact promotion will kick off on Friday, November 30. Also note, you will need to go in-store to claim this free TV, and once done, it will be shipped to your house.

Starting Friday, Nov. 30, T-Mobile will give customers a free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV with the purchase of select Galaxy phones including the Galaxy S9Galaxy S9+Note 9Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Active.

The offer is open to new and existing customers, however, the phone must be purchased via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installation Plan (EIP). Existing customers must add a new lines of services (for a total of two lines), whereas new customers must open two new lines of service (for a total of two lines).

Three days later, customers will receive a redemption code for their 50-inch TV. T-Mobile doesn’t specify which model you’ll get, but even on sale, a 50-inch 4K Samsung costs upwards of $400.

The offer is valid in-store only and supplies are limited, so if you want that free TV, we suggest you set your alarm bright and early.

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Free 4K Smart TV Offered for Galaxy Note 9 and S9

Buy Galaxy Note 9 And Galaxy S9 ! Get Smart TV Free