Oppo  K1 will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone

Oppo K1 will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone

The Oppo K1 has already been launched in China with a starting of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM. Expect the Oppo K1 to fall somewhere between Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000.

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HIGHLIGHTS
1.In just a few hours from now, Oppo will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone
2.The Oppo K1 is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched in China already.
3.Oppo K1 is set to be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

In just a few hours from now, Oppo will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone. The Oppo K1, which is part of the new K-series, will be launching in India at an event in New Delhi starting 12pm. The Oppo K1 is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched in China already. It is notably the company’s most affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. In fact, if priced right, the Oppo K1 is set to be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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In a bid to strengthen Oppo’s multi-channel strategy, the Oppo K-series will be the company’s first online-only series, which means the Oppo K1 will go on sale only via e-commerce channels. The Oppo K1 will be available on Flipkart and via Oppo’s online store, and we will know the pricing and availability details in just a little while from now. You can catch the livestream of the launch via Flipkart’s dedicated page for the Oppo K1.

The Oppo K1 has already been launched in China with a starting of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM. The 6GB RAM variant costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). Assuming Oppo launches the phone at these prices in India, you can expect the Oppo K1 to fall somewhere between Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000.

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Apart from an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Oppo K1 also touts a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) waterdrop AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. We will know in a little while whether Oppo plans on launching both memory variants for the Indian market. Both the RAM versions come with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

The Oppo K1 packs a 3,600mAh battery and sports 16MP + 2MP dual camera system on the back. The droplet notch on the front houses a 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. Given the specs and expected pricing, the Oppo K1 will look to take on the likes of the Realme 2 Pro and Mi A2 in the country.

Amazon Removes Numerous Products From India Site on Friday

Amazon Removes Numerous Products From India Site on Friday

E-commerce rules that went into effect in India on Friday caused widespread disruption for Amazon.com, forcing it to take down an array of items from its India website including Echo speakers, batteries and floor cleaners.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said the products began to disappear from the Amazon India site late on Thursday as it began complying with the revised norms before a midnight deadline.

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“The company has no choice, they are fulfilling a compliance requirement … customers will suffer,” said one of the sources.

In December, India modified foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for its burgeoning e-commerce sector, which has drawn major bets from not only Amazon.com but also the likes of Walmart, which last year bought a majority stake in homegrown e-commerce player Flipkart.

India’s new e-commerce investment rules bar online retailers from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest, and also from making deals with sellers to sell exclusively on their platforms.

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By Thursday, numerous items sold by vendors such as Cloudtail, in which Amazon holds an indirect equity stake, were no longer available on the Amazon India site.

Clothing from Indian department store chain Shopper’s Stop was also no longer available, as Amazon owns 5 percent of the company.

Amazon’s own range of Echo speakers, its Presto-branded home cleaning goods and other Amazon Basics products such as chargers and batteries had also vanished from the website.

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Both Amazon and Walmart had lobbied against the latest rules and pushed for a delay in their implementation, but India late on Thursday said the deadline stood.

The situation in India is “a bit fluid right now,” but the country remains a good long-term opportunity, Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said on a conference call with reporters following its fourth-quarter earnings announcement.

The company’s main goal is to minimize the impact of the new e-commerce rules on customers and sellers, he added.

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The US government has also urged India to protect the investments of the two American retailers, Reuters reported last week.

Both companies have bet heavily on India being a big growth driver: Amazon has committed to investing $5.5 billion there, while Walmart last year spent $16 billion on Flipkart.

ut Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is seen as keen to appease small traders in the run-up to a general election due by May.

Many small traders say the e-commerce giants use their buying power and control over inventory from affiliated vendors to create an unfair marketplace where they can offer deep discounts on some products. Such arrangements will be barred under the new policy.

Industry sources have said the new rules will force the big e-sellers to change their business structures, and will raise compliance costs.

Amazon India told Reuters it was “committed to remaining compliant to all the laws of the land”, adding that all sellers make their own independent decisions of what to list and when.
Exclusive deals with sellers will be discontinued, the two sources said.

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It is unclear how long the disruption will last. Would-be buyers of Echo speakers on Amazon India saw a message reading: “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

The impact of the changes on Flipkart was not clear. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a letter to India’s industries department in January, Chief Executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy said the rules required Flipkart to assess “all elements” of its business operations and risked causing “significant customer disruption”.

India Launch Nokia 9 PureView At MWC On February 24

India Launch Nokia 9 PureView At MWC On February 24

The Nokia 9 PureView is expected to launch at MWC 2019 on February 24. From the penta-camera system to a 4,150mAh battery with fast charging support, here’s everything we know about the Nokia flagship

HIGHLIGHTS
1.The Nokia 9 PureView is on course to becoming the world’s first smartphone with five rear cameras
2.The Nokia 9 PureView could launch in India with a price tag close to Rs 60,000
3.The flagship is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor and wireless charging support.

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HMD Global will be present at MWC 2019 in February and is planning to host event on February 24. If it is anything like last year, you can expect the company to announce a slew of phones that will slot in various price brackets, from feature phone to high-end. Apart from the Nokia 9 PureView, the only other phone we have heard of is the Nokia 6.2 with a hole-punch display. But the main attraction will be the highly rumoured Nokia 9 PureView, which is still on course to become the world’s first smartphone with five rear cameras.

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The Nokia 9 PureView has been subjected to tons of rumours and speculations from the design to the hardware. We even saw a leaked promo video late last month that confirmed a lot of key details, assuming the video was the real deal. The Nokia flagship has been delayed quite a bit, but it is almost certain now that it will be unveiled at MWC 2019 as some official posters have suggested. Ahead of its launch, here’s a quick rundown of everything we know about the Nokia 9 PureView.

Nokia 9 PureView expected price in India
As a flagship smartphone, the Nokia 9 PureView will come with a premium price tag. That being said, the phone may not cost as much as an iPhone XS or Galaxy S10. According to a leak by Nokia_Leaks on Twitter, the Nokia 9 Pure View’s European pricing will be set around EUR 749 or EUR 799 depending on the market. This puts it roughly in the Rs 60,000 bracket in India, although you can expect the company to price the device more competitively in the country, if the flagship reaches the Indian market.

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The leaked pricing is, in fact, similar to what the Nokia 8 Sirocco was priced in Europe. To recall, the Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched in India last year at Rs 49,999, so there is a good chance the Nokia 9 PureView will come to India with a similar or slightly higher price tag.

Nokia 9 PureView design and specifications
The Nokia 9 PureView will come with a premium design language that will include a glass and metal design. Based on the renders and promo videos so far, the glass back panel will curve around the edges to offer a comfortable grip and a seamless design. We also believe that there will be no physical fingerprint sensor on board and HMD will be going with an in-display fingerprint sensor instead.

The biggest attraction on the rear panel will be the penta-camera system that is set up like a pistol revolver. A total of seven cutouts will be seen on the back that are for five camera sensors, an LED flash and a proximity sensor, according to past reports.

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While there is still no word on what sensors HMD is going with, a leaked promo video confirmed a few interesting features about the cameras such as the ability to take 5 simultaneous shots and allowing up to 10x more light, suggesting good low-light photography. The cameras will also offer “stunning crisp HDR photography.” The video also highlights the ability to re-focus post capture within Google Photos.

Interestingly, it seems HMD Global will not be going with a water drop display or a hole punch display with the Nokia 9 PureView. Instead, the flagship will get a typical 18:9 display with even bezels on the top and bottom, as per renders and the promo video. The Nokia 9 PureView will sport a 5.99-inch 2K display with HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology. The PureDisplay will offer high contrast and HDR10 support as well as the ability to upscale SDR content to HDR content.

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Under the hood, the Nokia 9 PureView will likely come with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and not Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 855 processor. This wouldn’t be surprising considering the Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched at MWC last year with a Snapdragon 835 chip instead of a Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Nokia 9 PureView will also come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There may be an 8GB + 256GB configuration on the cards as well.

As for the software, the Nokia 9 PureView will launch with Android Pie. Like most Nokia phones, the Nokia 9 PureView will be part of the Android One program, which means you can expect a stock, clean Android interface with a promise of timely security updates.

Lastly, the Nokia 9 PureView is said to house a 4,150mAh battery, which is pretty big compared to what most Nokia smartphones have offered last year. The phone recently got certified by China’s 3C certification agency where it was also revealed that the Nokia 9 PureView will support up to 18W fast charging.

India launching Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 in February 2019

India launching Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 in February 2019

Meanwhile, Xiaomi CEO at the China launch of the Redmi Note 7 revealed that Note 7 Pro with 48MP camera paired with a Sony sensor will go official next month.

HIGHLIGHTS
1.Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in its home market earlier this month.
2.On Tuesday Xiaomi teased the global launch of the Redmi Note 7 via a picture.
3.Xiaomi India has already officially announced that the Redmi Note 7 will be launching in India very soon.

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in its home market earlier this month. On Tuesday Xiaomi teased the global launch of the Redmi Note 7 via a picture. The photo shows the Redmi Note 7 with a wallpaper of a globe. This also hints that the Redmi Note 7 is coming to India much sooner than you can even imagine. Xiaomi India has already officially announced that the Redmi Note 7 will be launching in India very soon, we expect it to happen in few weeks, possibly in the first half of February.

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Xiaomi India has been teasing the coming of the Redmi Note 7 for quite some time now. The company has confirmed that a 48MP camera phone will be heading to India very soon. Considering the Redmi Note 7 is the only Xiaomi phone with 48MP camera, that’s the phone coming to India next. Meanwhile, Xiaomi CEO at the China launch of the Redmi Note 7 revealed that Note 7 Pro with 48MP camera paired with a Sony sensor will go official next month. In case Xiaomi India changes its plans for the Redmi Note 7, the company could bring the Note 7 Pro to the country instead.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro will come with the 48MP camera as the Redmi Note 7 but will use a Sony sensor. The Note 7 uses a Samsung ISOCELL sensor. Rumours suggest the Note 7 Pro could use Sony IMX586 sensor. This means that the pictures that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will click will be much clearer and better looking than the ones captured with Redmi Note 7. The good news is, considering Redmi Note 7 comes with Samsung ISOCELL sensor the phone will be capable of clicking well lit pictures in low light situations.

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Meanwhile, another report coming from Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, hints that Xiaomi could soon launch a 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7. Currently, the Redmi Note 7 is available in three models — 3GB RAM/32GB of internal storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, and 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Compared to other models, the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model of Note 7 will be expensive.

As for the prices, the base model of the Redmi Note 7 that comes with 3GB RAM/32GB of internal storage retails at 999 yuan (roughly around Rs 10,500), the second model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage and sells for 1199 yuan which roughly translates to around Rs 12,400. Lastly, the top-end model of the Redmi Note 7 comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which has been priced at 1399 yuan which when roughly translated comes to Rs 14,500.

Finally India launch Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 with expected price.

Finally India launch Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 with expected price.

Sources close to India Today Tech recently revealed that the Galaxy M10 will start at Rs 8,990, while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990.

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HIGHLIGHTS
1.The Galaxy M10 and M20 are the first Samsung phones to come with the new Infinity-V waterdrop displays.
2.The Galaxy M10 and M20 are Amazon India exclusive devices.
3.The Galaxy M20 is also tipped to be Samsung’s first phone with a massive 5,000mAh battery.

Samsung is all set to unveil its newly minted Galaxy M series today with the launch of the Galaxy M10 and M20. India is the first market to get the new Galaxy M phones as Samsung aims to regain its footing in the affordable segment. The Galaxy M10 and M20 launch is highly anticipated as these are the first Samsung phones to come with the new Infinity-V waterdrop displays.

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The Galaxy M10 and M20 are Amazon India exclusive devices and the announcement will take place on the e-commerce platform at 6pm later today. The phones should also be available on Samsung’s online store as well. Sources close to India Today Tech recently revealed that the Galaxy M10 will start at Rs 8,990, while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990. We will know the official pricing today, and whether the two phones will come with additional variants as well.

According to tipster Ishan Agarwal, there will indeed be two variants for each of the models. The Galaxy M10 will come with a base model with a 2GB + 16GB configuration that will cost Rs 7,990, while the second variant with a 3GB + 32GB combo will cost Rs 8,990. The M20 will start with 3GB + 32GB and will cost Rs 10,990, while the 4GB + 64GB variant will cost Rs 12,990.

The new Galaxy M phones have been leaked in renders and live images, including a promo video posted by Bollywood actress Disha Patani. All of these leaks point to two phones with similar designs. The Galaxy M10 and M20 will both come with Infinity-V displays with a droplet-style notch. They are likely to come with plastic rear panels considering their prices. The Galaxy M20 will come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the M10 will only offer face unlock.

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Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M10 will come with a 6.2-inch HD+ display, while the Galaxy M20 will offer a slightly bigger 6.3-inch screen with a FHD+ resolution. The Galaxy M10 is also tipped to come with a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 chipset while the M20 may get the newly announced 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 processor. Both the phones are likely to come with similar dual camera systems that will include a 13MP primary sensor and a secondary ultra wide-angle sensor.

The Galaxy M20 is also tipped to be Samsung’s first phone with a massive 5,000mAh battery. The M10 will come with a smaller 3,400mAh capacity. Both the Galaxy M phones are confirmed to come with Android Oreo with Experience UI on top as Samsung has announced Pie update for them only in August. We will know the official pricing and availability of the M10 and M20 at 6pm later today