After a very long time in the hearsay mill, messaging platform WhatsApp lastly began rolling out its a lot anticipated message recall/ delete characteristic final week. This week the characteristic, known as Delete for Everyone, has grow to be obtainable to all WhatsApp customers. You can choose a message and delete it, and if you do this, you may have the choice of deleting it for everybody in the chat.
WhatsApp’s delete for everybody characteristic, which was already obtainable to pick out customers, works in each group chats and non-public conversations, and lets you delete the message not simply out of your cellphone, but in addition on the gadgets of the opposite customers in the dialog. There is one limitation, which is that the message must be deleted inside seven minutes, or it may keep seen to others. Also, when you delete a message, it does not fully disappear – as a substitute, it is changed with the textual content “This message was deleted”.
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That was one of many prime tales from this week in tech, however there was much more that occurred as nicely, together with a number of cellphone launches. In India, one of many highlights was the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (first impressions), and additionally the Redmi Y1 Lite. The new Y-series from Xiaomi are “youth focused”, which is one other method of claiming that these are a part of the rising wave of selfie-phones. The Redmi Y1 is out there at Rs. Eight,999 and Rs. 10,999 for its 3GB/ 32GB and 4GB/ 64BG RAM and storage variants, whereas the Y1 Lite is out there at Rs. 6,999 and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Aside from the RAM and storage, the important thing distinction between the 2 new Xiaomi telephones is the from digital camera – the place the Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5-megapixel entrance digital camera, the Redmi Y1 has a 13-megapixel digital camera, and LED selfie-light, and sports activities a Beautify three.zero mode which works to enhance selfies. The handsets shall be obtainable through Amazon India and Mi.com, and additionally offline shops. This was additionally the primary time that Xiaomi has introduced a celeb to endorse its telephones – on the launch occasion, it introduced movie star Katrina Kaif as its model ambassador, one other signal of how its turning right into a mainstream model.
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Alongside the launch of the telephones, Xiaomi additionally introduced the worldwide availability of MIUI 9, which is being rolled out to India. The Redmi Note four, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2 will get the replace first, and different telephones by the top of the month. It’s being pushed to many of the telephones in its line-up, together with the Mi 2 launched in 2012. It guarantees quicker load instances, split-screen, and different options akin to lock-screen shortcuts and an improved notification shade, and way more.
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At the beginning of the week, the corporate additionally introduced a Mi Max 2 value lower; the massive screened cellphone now begins at Rs. 13,999 for the 32GB variant, and Rs. 14,999 for 64GB mannequin, a Rs. 1,000 value lower. At launch, the cellphone was obtainable with a Rs. 2,000 low cost, however briefly offered at full-price earlier than this new value lower.
Oppo additionally launched a brand new selfie-focused smartphone in India, the Oppo F5 (first impressions). This comes per week after the cellphone’s launch in the Philippines. The cellphone is an online-exclusive for Flipkart and its value begins at Rs. 19,990. It additionally consists of an AI-powered “beautification” characteristic for selfies.
There’s a 20-megapixel entrance digital camera, and a 16-megapixel rear digital camera with a dual-LED flash. The cellphone has a 6-inch 18:9 “full-screen” show with skinny bezels, with a decision of 1080×2160 pixels. The Oppo F5 has 4GB RAM and 32GB storage (there’s additionally a 6GB/ 64GB variant priced at Rs. 24,990), and it packs an octa-core processor, and a 3200mAh battery.
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We additionally obtained the worldwide launch of the Nokia 2, the entry stage smartphone from HMD Global. Interestingly, though the cellphone was launched in India, its value right here has not been revealed but – the corporate solely stated it is going to bear a world common value of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500), and will grow to be obtainable mid-November.
On the specs entrance, the cellphone has a 5-inch HD show, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and a big 4100mAh battery. There’s a 5-megapixel entrance digital camera and an Eight-megapixel rear digital camera. However, it is packing solely 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage, which places it on the back-foot in comparison with among the competitors in the identical value vary. The firm is nevertheless assured that via optimisation, it may possibly ship a aggressive expertise.
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Meanwhile, the iPhone X went on sale this week, in India and different international locations. The cellphone’s 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 1,02,000, making it the most costly “mainstream” cellphone we have seen up to now, leaving apart the varied luxurious gadgets. That stated, though it is not clear what number of iPhone X models had been offered in India, big crowds lined up for it in many elements of the world together with India, not like the comparatively skinny crowds for the iPhone Eight and iPhone Eight Plus.
If the iPhone X is the most costly cellphone proper now although, then its closest competitor is the Google Pixel 2 duo, with the Google Pixel 2 XL beginning at Rs. 73,000, and the 128GB variant priced at Rs. 82,000. Preorders for the telephones began final week, and each Google telephones are additionally now obtainable in India.
There had been a few different fascinating launches as nicely this week. For one, Oppo launched two extra telephones, in China. It unveiled the Oppo R11s and Oppo R11s Plus, priced at CNY 2,999 and CNY three,699 or round Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 36,000, respectively. The firm says the telephones have a screen-to-body ratio of 85 %, and 1080×2160 pixel shows. Both are powered by the brand new Snapdragon 600 SoC, and have dual-rear cameras, and a 20-megapixel entrance digital camera.
Both telephones additionally include 64GB storage, although the Oppo R11s has 4GB RAM whereas the Oppo R11s Plus has 6GB; there’s additionally a distinction display screen dimension, with the Oppo R11s coming to six.01-inches whereas the Oppo R11s Plus is 6.43-inches. As a consequence, there’s additionally a distinction in battery capability, with the Oppo R11s packing a 3205mAh battery, whereas the bigger cellphone has a capability of 4000mAh.
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Meanwhile, gaming firm Razer, which acquired Nextbit in January, has come out with its personal gaming-focused smartphone, known as the Razer Phone. The cellphone was launched at $699 or round Rs. 45,000, and it has a 120Hz show for zero-lag whereas gaming. It additionally has front-facing stereo audio system, with a THX-certified DAC, and 12-megapixel twin cameras on the rear. The Razer Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4000mAh battery.
The 5.70-inch show operates at a QHD decision (1440×2560 pixels), and there is a Eight-megapixel entrance digital camera, together with 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM. The cellphone additionally helps Quick Charge four+, and helps Dolby Atmos, and helps microSD playing cards as much as 2TB.
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HTC additionally revealed two new telephones, the HTC U11+ and HTC U11 Life. The HTC U11+ options an edge-to-edge show, whereas the extra budget-oriented HTC U11 Life will run Android One outdoors the US. The HTC U11+ is priced at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 60,000), whereas the HTC U11 Life is priced at $349 (roughly Rs. 23,000), and though the HTC U11+ is to launch in solely choose markets, it is already listed on the India website so count on it right here quickly.
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The HTC U11+ may also have a “squeezable” 6-inch QHD show, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, a 2.45GHz octa-core processor, and an Eight-megapixel entrance and 12-megapixel rear digital camera, together with a 3930mAh battery. The HTC U11 Life then again has a 5.2-inch full-HD show, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, an octa-core processor, 16-megapixel entrance and rear cameras, and 2600mAh battery.
There had been a few different cellphone launches in India as nicely. We obtained the Honor Holly four Plus with Snapdragon 435 SoC, priced at Rs. 13,999. The cellphone is an offline unique, and has a 5.5-inch HD show, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Eight-megapixel and 12-megapixel entrance and rear cameras, and 4000mAh battery. The second launch was the Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie cellphone, which has an Eight-megapixel entrance digital camera, priced at Rs. four,890. As the title suggests, the 4G-VoLTE enabled cellphone is targeted on selfies, and comes with a sensible magnificence mode for selfies.
In different information, Paytm took a flip in the direction of messaging, launching a characteristic known as Paytm Inbox. It’s a full-fledged chat platform baked into the Paytm app, pre-empting WhatsApp’s entry into the funds house, because the latter appears so as to add options for enterprise, and UPI funds integration. Both firms appear to be headed to the identical place, however from fully reverse instructions.
In a seamless development of Lite apps for Android, we now have the Amazon Kindle Lite Beta app for Android, obtainable in India. It makes use of lower than 2MB ofon your machine and is designed to work with 2G networks. The interface continues to be fairly usable, although some options are diminished to make it work on low-end . This consists of X-Ray, Flashcards, Popular Highlights and a couple of extra options, and customisation akin to font and show controls are additionally lacking in this model of the app.
And Flipkart’s UPI app PhonePe took issues offline, with the launch of a calculator that doubles up as a sensible POS terminal for funds. In the demo, it is proven that the shopkeeper can enter the costs of particular person objects and whole up the invoice, identical to on a traditional calculator, and then press a button to enter pairing mode. It connects to the PhonePe app in your smartphone utilizing Bluetooth low vitality, and then you may verify the quantity and make the cost (both utilizing UPI, or some other mode of cost) at which level the shopkeeper receives a affirmation on the POS. This signifies that the shopkeeper doesn’t require an lively Internet connection to just accept a digital cost.
The had been the highlights for this week – if there’s one thing else you assume individuals ought to find out about, allow us to and the opposite readers know through the feedback.
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