Black Shark gaming phones are sub-branded devices from Xiaomi and now the company is all set to launch their second version of the device, Black Shark Skywalker (as per earlier leaks), according to a post on Chinese social media site Weibo made by Xiaomi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas. According to a Google Translation of the original Chinese post, Thomas says he has seen the upcoming device and describes it as “full of personality, very cool” and “too fast”.
Thomas goes on to describe his excitement when he launched the original Black Shark model nine months ago, indicating that the company is keen to keep the product line active. The post quotes another post by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun asking fans for feedback and suggestions for future Black Shark models.
Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has implemented the most-awaited authentication feature for all its iOS beta users. The feature was spotted by WABetainfo and has been added with the new 220.127.116.11 beta update published through TestFlight beta program. It is part of features being introduced by WhatsApp through its first official beta program. The new update now adds fingerprint lock on WhatsApp application for the iPhone. It has been introduced to make conversations safer, in addition to the already existing ‘end-to-end encryption’ meaning only the chatting users can access their messages.
For users with iPhone X or above, FaceID unlock is available. And, for users with iPhone below that, the Facebook-owned company has introduced TouchID or passcode. The Authentication feature is available in WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy.
After disrupting the telecom sector and feature phone market, Reliance Jio is all set to disrupt the smartphone market. As per the reports, JioPhone 3 will be a smartphone and the phone will be priced at around Rs 4500.
A Jio executive reportedly told a tech news website that the JioPhone 3 will be launched in June 2019. This bit, however, seems almost certain because June-July is when Reliance, which is Jio’s parent, usually hosts its annual meet and just like how it launched the JioPhone and the JioPhone 2, this time the meet may see the unveiling of the JioPhone 3. But there are other details that you should take with a pinch of salt. It has been rumoured that JioPhone 3 will be an all-touchscreen affair, will be more powerful and will be pricier.
Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy M-Series in India with Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, take on the budget smartphones from Chinese smartphone brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Vivo, and Oppo. The missing part is Samsung Galaxy M30 and as per the reports the device is expected soon to be launched, recently the specifications of the Galaxy M30 has been leaked online.
Samsung Galaxy M30 specifications The Samsung Galaxy M30 is expected to come with a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with 2220 x 1080p resolution, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass. Just like the Galaxy M20, the Galaxy M30 features the Exynos 7904 SoC with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Do note that, unlike the Galaxy M20, the Galaxy M30 will not be available with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. In total, the Galaxy M30 will have four cameras (three on the back and one on the front). The rear camera setup will feature a 13 MP primary RGB sensor, a 5 MP super wide angle lens, and a 5 MP depth sensor. The primary camera setup will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). The 16 MP Selfie camera is most likely to reside inside the water-drop of the infinity-V notch.
There was a time when company like Oppo and Vivo was only launching the device to make Money and we as a tech writer use to take out all our guns against them for their work. There was a time when I as individual stop writing about them on our one of the websites. Time changed, and now people including me wait for their new device specially from F-series and R- series. There was a time the OPPO F series launched as the international variant of the OPPO R series but that has changed. Both series are now sold in the same markets these days. However, it appears OPPO may revert back to the old system based on this poster of the OPPO R19, which looks similar to OPPO F11 Pro.
The OPPO R19 in the poster below looks like the OPPO F11 Pro which leaked yesterday. The R19 is clearly launching in China and we know the F11 Pro is making its way to India in early March.
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