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Samsung Galaxy A52's camera and display specifications leaked

01 Mar 2021

Samsung Galaxy A52's camera and display specifications leaked

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A52 model soon. In the latest development, tipster Roland Quandt has revealed the handset's display and camera specifications.

Gionee Max Pro launched in India at Rs. 7,000

01 Mar 2021

Gionee Max Pro launched in India at Rs. 7,000

Expanding its portfolio of budget smartphones, Gionee has launched the Max Pro model in India at Rs. 6,999. It will go on sale via Flipkart in the coming days.

Chinese hackers targeted 12 Indian organizations; infiltrated power sector: Study

01 Mar 2021

Chinese hackers targeted 12 Indian organizations; infiltrated power sector: Study

Chinese state-sponsored hacker groups have targeted over 12 Indian state-run organizations, primarily power utilities and load dispatch centers since mid-2020, a cyber intelligence company has said in its report.

OPPO F19 Pro, Pro+ teased in India; key specifications leaked

01 Mar 2021

OPPO F19 Pro, Pro+ teased in India; key specifications leaked

OPPO is all set to launch its F19 Pro and F19 Pro+ 5G handsets in India in the coming days. Amazon India has created a dedicated microsite for the devices, revealing that they will be announced soon.

Ahead of launch, OnePlus 9 Pro's camera details leaked

01 Mar 2021

Ahead of launch, OnePlus 9 Pro's camera details leaked

OnePlus is working to launch the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro models sometime later this month.

Redmi Note 10's specifications leaked: Snapdragon 678 processor, 48MP camera

01 Mar 2021

Redmi Note 10's specifications leaked: Snapdragon 678 processor, 48MP camera

Redmi is all set to launch the Note 10, Note 10 Pro, and Note 10 Pro Max models in India on March 4.

Realme X9 Pro to feature Dimensity 1200 chipset, 108MP camera

01 Mar 2021

Realme X9 Pro to feature Dimensity 1200 chipset, 108MP camera

Realme is expected to launch the X9 Pro smartphone in the coming weeks. In the latest development, a Chinese tipster has leaked the key specifications of the phone.

Gionee Max Pro to debut in India on March 1

01 Mar 2021

Gionee Max Pro to debut in India on March 1

Gionee's budget-range handset, the Max Pro, is set to be launched on March 1 at 12 pm. A Flipkart microsite has also been created for the handset, confirming its availability and some of the key specifications.

Acer refreshes Aspire 7 laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

28 Feb 2021

Acer refreshes Aspire 7 laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Taiwanese PC maker Acer has refreshed its Aspire 7 laptop in India with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U chipset.

Realme GT 5G appears on Geekbench; retail box design revealed

28 Feb 2021

Realme GT 5G appears on Geekbench; retail box design revealed

Tech giant Realme is preparing to launch its latest flagship, the GT 5G handset, on March 4. Now, the phone has been spotted on Geekbench, confirming the rumored specifications, including a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB RAM, and Android 11 support.

Bill Gates's book draws attention to billionaires' colossal carbon footprint

28 Feb 2021

Bill Gates's book draws attention to billionaires' colossal carbon footprint

Business magnates such as Bill Gates and Roman Abramovich aren't famous for their wealth and business acumen alone. They also happen to be among the world's largest contributors to climate change and ecological imbalance.

Samsung Galaxy M31s becomes cheaper; now starts at Rs. 18,500

28 Feb 2021

Samsung Galaxy M31s becomes cheaper; now starts at Rs. 18,500

Samsung Galaxy M31s, which was launched in India in July 2020 has received a price-cut.

Android 11 rolled out for LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW

28 Feb 2021

Android 11 rolled out for LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW

LG has started rolling out the Android 11 update for its V60 ThinQ 5G UW handset, locked onto Verizon's network in the US.

Chrome Incognito case: Judge disturbed by Google's data collection practices

27 Feb 2021

Chrome Incognito case: Judge disturbed by Google's data collection practices

In June 2020, we reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against Google. It was caught tracking Chrome users' browsing history and web activity even in the Incognito mode.

This is how Nubia Red Magic 6 will look like

27 Feb 2021

This is how Nubia Red Magic 6 will look like

The Nubia Red Magic 6 will be launched in China on March 4. Now, the company has shared an image of the handset's rear.

Design of Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 revealed in leaked render

27 Feb 2021

Design of Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 revealed in leaked render

South Korean tech giant Samsung will unveil its new rugged smartphone, the Galaxy XCover 5, in the coming days.

ISRO'S PSLV-C51 set to launch Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 on Sunday

27 Feb 2021

ISRO'S PSLV-C51 set to launch Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 on Sunday

If things go as planned, an Indian rocket will launch a Brazilian satellite for the first-time from the Sriharikota spaceport on Sunday.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter will soon have paywalls, and more

27 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter will soon have paywalls, and more

Even as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey bloviates about making Twitter free, the microblogging site announced plans to introduce monetization and paywalled content. Dubbed as Super Follow, the upcoming feature allows Twitter to make money off paywalled content.

One UI 3.1 update rolled out for Samsung Galaxy Fold

27 Feb 2021

One UI 3.1 update rolled out for Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update for its Galaxy Fold model. The firmware is currently available in France.

Huawei P40 4G smartphone, with dual selfie cameras, goes official

26 Feb 2021

Huawei P40 4G smartphone, with dual selfie cameras, goes official

As the latest addition to the P40 series of smartphones, Huawei has launched its P40 4G model in China. It is up for grabs in two colors- Dark Blue and Frost Silver.

Redmi Note 10 smartphone's design, cameras revealed in first look

26 Feb 2021

Redmi Note 10 smartphone's design, cameras revealed in first look

Xiaomi will launch its Redmi Note 10 series in India on March 4. The line-up includes Note 10, Note 10 Pro, and Note 10 Pro Max models.

Vivo S9 smartphone's design and cameras confirmed in official poster

26 Feb 2021

Vivo S9 smartphone's design and cameras confirmed in official poster

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo will unveil its S9 and S9e models on March 3.

Samsung Galaxy M12 smartphone to make Indian debut soon

26 Feb 2021

Samsung Galaxy M12 smartphone to make Indian debut soon

Samsung's Galaxy M12 smartphone, which was launched in Vietnam earlier this month, will make its Indian debut soon.

Samsung Galaxy A32, A52 and A72 to soon be launched

26 Feb 2021

Samsung Galaxy A32, A52 and A72 to soon be launched

Samsung will launch the Galaxy A32 4G, A32 5G, A52, and A72 models in India soon.

Twitter's 'Super Follow' will allow users to charge their followers

26 Feb 2021

Twitter's 'Super Follow' will allow users to charge their followers

Twitter announced significant new features dealing with user monetization and community-focused content.

Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Note10 and Note10+

26 Feb 2021

Samsung releases One UI 3.1 update for Note10 and Note10+

Samsung has started releasing its One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ models in Europe.

OPPO A54 5G listed in Japan, to release in June

26 Feb 2021

OPPO A54 5G listed in Japan, to release in June

OPPO is working to launch a new A54 5G model soon. In the latest development, the phone has been listed on Japanese carrier au, revealing its full specifications. The listing also mentions that it will be released in June.

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

'PUBG: New State' announced for iOS, Android; Unavailable in India

25 Feb 2021

'PUBG: New State' announced for iOS, Android; Unavailable in India

The battle royale phenomenon PUBG Mobile is getting a sequel set in the same universe. Launching on a yet unspecified date in 2021, PUBG: New State will be launched on both iOS and Android platforms.

Google integrates lightweight HTML5 games into Chrome browser on Android

25 Feb 2021

Google integrates lightweight HTML5 games into Chrome browser on Android

Google has integrated lightweight HTML5 games into its Chrome browser for Android. These games can be played online on mid-range and budget smartphones. The project is aimed at developing countries such as India and Indonesia.

Sony announces next-generation PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5

25 Feb 2021

Sony announces next-generation PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5

Sony is working on a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 console. The new PlayStation VR (PSVR) will include an expanded field of view, higher resolution, and a single cord to improve ergonomics.

Huawei releases EMUI 11 stable update for Mate 20 series

25 Feb 2021

Huawei releases EMUI 11 stable update for Mate 20 series

Huawei has started releasing its EMUI 11 stable update for the global variants of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X models. The firmware is being rolled out in batches.

Redmi announces K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ handsets

25 Feb 2021

Redmi announces K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ handsets

Redmi has taken the wraps off its much-awaited K40 series of flagship 5G smartphones, which includes the K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ models. The line-up carries a starting price-tag of CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 22,500).

iQOO Neo 5 to be launched on March 16

25 Feb 2021

iQOO Neo 5 to be launched on March 16

Vivo's sub-brand iQOO will launch its Neo 5 smartphone in China on March 16, the company has announced via a post on Weibo. The post also reveals that the phone will have a center-aligned punch-hole cut-out.

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

25 Feb 2021

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

YouTube has rolled out Supervised accounts to help parents control the content their children can access on the platform. The feature is targeted at teenagers and fills the gap between YouTube Kids and unrestricted access.

Realme 8 series teased in India; 108MP quad camera expected

25 Feb 2021

Realme 8 series teased in India; 108MP quad camera expected

Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has officially teased the Realme 8 series in India. The line-up may include two variants: 8 and 8 Pro. As per the teaser, at least one of the models will sport a 108MP quad rear camera.

OPPO Reno5 K 5G, with Snapdragon 750G chipset, launched

25 Feb 2021

OPPO Reno5 K 5G, with Snapdragon 750G chipset, launched

OPPO has launched the Reno5 K 5G model in China as the latest addition to its Reno5 series of smartphones.

Realme GT 5G to be priced at around Rs. 33,000

25 Feb 2021

Realme GT 5G to be priced at around Rs. 33,000

Realme is all prepared to launch its latest flagship offering, the GT 5G, on March 4 in China.

OnePlus 9E/9 Lite will be launched as OnePlus 9R

25 Feb 2021

OnePlus 9E/9 Lite will be launched as OnePlus 9R

OnePlus is expected to announce three new models as part of its upcoming 9 series of smartphones. The line-up will include two premium handsets, namely OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and another affordable variant.

Red Magic 6 will feature a 165Hz screen refresh rate

25 Feb 2021

Red Magic 6 will feature a 165Hz screen refresh rate

Nubia is gearing up to introduce its latest gaming smartphone, the Red Magic 6, on March 4.

Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X3 series' prices leaked

25 Feb 2021

Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X3 series' prices leaked

OPPO is gearing up to launch its Find X3 series of smartphones on March 11. The line-up includes Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo, and X3 Lite models.

Vivo X60 spotted on Indonesia Telecom certification site, launch imminent

25 Feb 2021

Vivo X60 spotted on Indonesia Telecom certification site, launch imminent

Vivo is preparing for the global launch of the X60 series in the coming weeks. Just days after the X60 Pro was spotted on various certification sites, the vanilla X60 model has now received certification from Indonesia Telecom.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple M1 Macs are dying slowly, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple M1 Macs are dying slowly, and more

If you thought Macs are expensive, wait until you learn how long the new M1 Macs are going to last. Well, not very long as their SSDs are decaying alarmingly quickly.

Mi 11 Lite appears in live images, features detailed

25 Feb 2021

Mi 11 Lite appears in live images, features detailed

Xiaomi is working to launch the Mi 11 Lite handset in the coming weeks. In the latest development, live images of the phone are doing the rounds online, thereby confirming its key features.

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

24 Feb 2021

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.

Apple rumored to replace iPad mini with foldable iPhone

24 Feb 2021

Apple rumored to replace iPad mini with foldable iPhone

Latest report from MyDrivers suggests that Apple might replace the iPad mini with a foldable version of the iPhone. If that didn't sound bizarre enough, this foldable iPhone will also support stylus input.

Apple M1 Mac users report abnormally high SSD usage

24 Feb 2021

Apple M1 Mac users report abnormally high SSD usage

Over the past week, numerous Apple users have tweeted about abnormally high SSD usage on their few-month-old M1 Macs.

Red Magic 6's screen refresh rate to exceed 144Hz

24 Feb 2021

Red Magic 6's screen refresh rate to exceed 144Hz

Nubia's upcoming Red Magic 6 gaming smartphone might set a new benchmark as far as smartphone screen refresh rate is concerned.

New coronavirus variants in India: All you need to know

24 Feb 2021

New coronavirus variants in India: All you need to know

At least two new variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala, and Telangana, the Union Health Ministry had said on Tuesday.

Samsung A32 5G's support page goes live, India launch imminent

24 Feb 2021

Samsung A32 5G's support page goes live, India launch imminent

Samsung is gearing up to introduce the Galaxy A32 model in India in the coming weeks. In the latest development, the A32 5G's support page has gone live on the company's website, hinting at its imminent launch.

Vivo V20 SE becomes cheaper in India: Details here

24 Feb 2021

Vivo V20 SE becomes cheaper in India: Details here

Vivo has reduced the prices of its V20 SE model in India by Rs. 1,000. The price-reduction is permanent in nature and is applicable to both the online as well as offline sales channels.

HP's latest Pavilion laptops are made of recycled plastic

24 Feb 2021

HP's latest Pavilion laptops are made of recycled plastic

As the latest addition to its Pavilion series of laptops, HP has introduced three new models in India, called the Pavilion 13, Pavilion 14, and Pavilion 15.

Redmi K40 series will come with exclusive gaming accessories

24 Feb 2021

Redmi K40 series will come with exclusive gaming accessories

Redmi is all set to introduce its flagship K40 and K40 Pro smartphones in China on February 25. Ahead of the launch, the company has confirmed that the handsets will come with some exclusive gaming accessories like shoulder buttons and an 'e-sports ice cooling clip' (translated from Chinese).

OPPO Reno5 K 5G to be launched on February 25

24 Feb 2021

OPPO Reno5 K 5G to be launched on February 25

OPPO is all set to launch a new Reno5 K 5G model in China tomorrow, i.e. February 25. The handset is tipped to arrive as a rebadged version of the Reno5 5G model but with a Snapdragon 750G processor instead of Snapdragon 765G.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, Narzo 30A launched in India

24 Feb 2021

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, Narzo 30A launched in India

Realme has launched the Narzo 30 Pro 5G and Narzo 30A smartphones in India, along with the Buds Air 2 earphones.

Samsung S20 series' eSIM functionality enabled in India via update

24 Feb 2021

Samsung S20 series' eSIM functionality enabled in India via update

Samsung has started releasing One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy S20 series in India.

Samsung Galaxy M62 to go official as rebranded Galaxy F62

24 Feb 2021

Samsung Galaxy M62 to go official as rebranded Galaxy F62

Samsung will launch a new Galaxy M62 handset in Malaysia on March 3, as confirmed by the company. The official post reveals that the phone will arrive as a rebranded Galaxy F62, which was announced in India last week.

Vivo releases Android 11 update for V20 SE in India

24 Feb 2021

Vivo releases Android 11 update for V20 SE in India

Vivo has started releasing the Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 update for its V20 SE handset in India.

Spotify takes on Tidal with new 'HiFi' lossless audio plan

23 Feb 2021

Spotify takes on Tidal with new 'HiFi' lossless audio plan

Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced plans to introduce HiFi audio streaming. It will allow Premium subscribers to listen to CD-quality lossless audio.

Netflix mobile will automatically download recommended content for offline viewing

23 Feb 2021

Netflix mobile will automatically download recommended content for offline viewing

On Monday, Netflix announced a new Downloads For You feature for its Android and iOS applications. The streaming giant will automatically download recommended TV shows and movies based on your taste.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

23 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

Vivo X60 Pro spotted on certification platforms, global launch imminent

23 Feb 2021

Vivo X60 Pro spotted on certification platforms, global launch imminent

Vivo is expected to launch the X60 Pro handset in the global market soon. In the latest development, the phone has been spotted on various certification sites, including EEC, BIS, and Indonesia Telecom.