Flights Ticket will be expensive from September 1, government hikes these fees related to air travel

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If you were or continue to travel by air, then this news will add weight to your pocket. Because the central government has increased the security fees (Aviation Security Fees) collected from passengers at the airport. Know how much the fees have increased ..


new Delhi. If you were or continue to travel by air, then this news will increase the weight on your pocket. Because the Central Government has increased the security fees (Aviation Security Fees) collected from passengers at the airport. This time the government has increased the aviation security fee by Rs 10 per passenger. Now the aviation security fee has increased to Rs 160 per passenger. This increase will be applicable on air tickets to be issued from 1 September.


Due to this, fees have been increased
Aviation security fees have been increased to meet the cost of increased security expenses at the airport. Due to this, air travel is expected to be expensive. CISF provides security at 61 airports in the country. Due to coronavirus there has been a decrease in footfall at the airport due to which the cost of security has increased. Apart from this, CISF is using equipment like PPE suits, masks, globs to check the passengers, which has increased the security cost.


The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued an order on 13 August in relation to the increase in aviation security fees. According to the order, the government has approved the increase in aviation security fees using the powers given in the aircraft rules 1937.


20 rupees were raised last year, the
government increased aviation security fees by 20 rupees in 2019 to 150 rupees per passenger. Airport operators had then stated that aviation security fees of Rs 130, determined several years ago, were insufficient to meet the CISF’s deployment expenses. Similarly, security fees have also been increased on domestic flights to international travel.

 

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Vodafone August deal: get 5x data with Vodafone Red, enjoy unlimited entertainment

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This story is sponsored by Vodafone UK.
Whether you are looking for a basic plan to keep you reachable at all times, want an unlimited stream of entertainment to your smart device, or anything in-between — Vodafone UK pretty much has you covered on every front. The carrier offers a wide variety of plans to suit every need and every style, from the smartphone poweruser to the person who just wants to be able to take a phone call from time to time.


With Vodafone’s SIMO (SIM Only) plans, you don’t need to worry about purchasing a phone from the carrier. Just bring the device you own and love and grab a Vodafone SIM with the perfect plan for you. Here are your options:

August deal — incredible value on Vodafone Red

Vodafone Red plans have been designed for those that don’t need absolutely unlimited data, but want to enjoy fast speeds when they do. The Red plans come with the same perks as the Unlimited plans (listed below), but with a cap on how much you can download.


This August, the Vodafone Red 100 deal lets you quintuple your data cap, so you can feel like you are on an Unlimited plan, but still pay less! Check it out below:

Red 100 GB
This is based on the Vodafone Red 20 GB plan — you just get 5 times the data! It gives you the fastest speeds currently possible and lets you stream all your favourite media in UHD or play your favourite online games without ever taking a break. All of this, plus 51 roam-free destinations, for the low price of £20 per month!

Red 100 GB with Entertainment
Since you have access to the fastest Vodafone speeds and quite a lot of gigabytes to burn through, you might want to add a premium subscription to your favourite platform. For £27 per month, you get everything from Red 100 GB plus a subscription to one of the following — YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime, Sky Sports (includes Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News, Sky News), Spotify Premium, or NOW TV Entertainment Pass (which gives you 11 paid TV channels and 250 box sets to stream).


Unlimited plans

Unlimited is pretty much what it says on the tin — you are free to browse social media, streaming services, and whatever else is on the Internet with zero worries about running out of data. However, the plans have been split up in a few price tiers to provide more flexible options for the different users out there.

Unlimited Max
This is the biggest and best that Vodafone UK has to offer — unlimited calls and texts, unlimited data, and 81 roam-free destinations. You will always get the fastest speeds available to stream entertainment and play your favourite games to your heart’s content for £30 per month. The high speed guarantees you can share your pictures and videos anywhere, stream media in UHD, and that you can have an always-useful hotspot for all your Wi-Fi devices.

Unlimited Max with Entertainment
Add an extra £7 to your Unlimited Max and you can have 100 minutes of calling to any EU country, and a premium subscription to an entertainment service of your choice — YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime, Sky Sports (includes Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News, Sky News), Spotify Premium, or NOW TV Entertainment Pass (which gives you 11 paid TV channels and 250 box sets to stream).


Unlimited
The middle-of-the-road Unlimited plan has its data speed capped at 10 Mbps. That still translates to 1.25 MB per second, making it plenty fast for streaming HD movies or playing online games. Additionally, Unlimited still offers 51 roam-free destinations for the travellers out there. It’s the plan for those who still use their smartphone quite a lot but don’t feel like they would need all the high speeds of Max at all times. In turn, you save some money, with a £26 monthly fee.

Unlimited with Entertainment
Since Unlimited is fast enough to stream your favourite media, you can still make use of the Entertainment package. For £33 per month, you get everything Unlimited gets you, a 100 minute package for calls within the EU, plus a subscription to the service of your choice — YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime, Sky Sports (includes Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports News, Sky News), Spotify Premium, or NOW TV Entertainment Pass (which gives you 11 paid TV channels and 250 box sets to stream).

Unlimited Lite
You might be the social media user who definitely needs unlimited data but doesn’t care about streaming video or playing online games on their phone. Unlimited Lite is just for you — for a fee of £22 per month, you get unlimited texts and calls, 51 roam-free destinations, and unlimited data, capped at a speed of 2 Mbps — enough for you to chat and share with all your friends.



Save money with Vodafone Basics
Vodafone Basics are the no bells and whistles plans of Vodafone UK — if you only want data, calls, and texts, that’s exactly what you get. Since they lack the extra features of the Unlimited and the Red plans, you get to save quite a lot on a monthly subscription. Data speeds are limited to 10 Mbps, which is quite enough for all your social media needs plus streaming video in HD.

All of the Vodafone Basics plans offer unlimited texting and calling. They differ in data limits, with the lowest one offering 2 GB of data for £6 per month and the highest one being 100 GB for £20. The best value plans here are the 12 GB for £10/month or the 30 GB for £15. To put things in perspective — the average user who browses Facebook, Instagram, and watches a couple of hours of YouTube per day will usually do just fine with the 12 GB plan. Those who stream a bit more and don’t want to ever feel in danger of running out of data will feel the 30 GB plan to be roomy enough.

 

 

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Realme X3 to Go on Sale Today at 12 Noon via Flipkart, Realme Site: Price in India, Specifications

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Realme X3 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 855+ SoC and comes in two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB.

Realme X3 is up for grabs as it goes on sale today, July 23, at 12pm (noon). Launched in India last month, the phone is the latest addition to the Chinese brand’s mid-range X series. The Realme X3 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. It features dual cameras in the front for selfies, and a quad camera setup on the back featuring a 64-megapixel primary shooter. It also comes packed with 4,200mAh non-removable battery.

Realme X3 price in India, sale offers

Realme X3 comes in two memory variants. Its 6GB + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 24,999. The 8GB + 128GB storage variant carries a price tag of Rs. 25,999. Customers can choose from two colour options – Arctic White and Glacier Blue. Realme X3 will go on sale from 12pm (noon) today via Flipkart and the online Realme Store. Customers with MobiKwik Wallet can avail up to 100 percent SuperCash (worth Rs. 500) on the Realme site.


Flipkart has a slew of offers available for customers as well. This includes a five percent discount for Axis Bank Buzz Credit card holders, a flat Rs. 75 off for RuPay debit card users and a five percent unlimited cashback offer on Flipkart Axis Bank credit cards. Buyers can also opt for no-cost EMI options up to nine months.


 

Realme X3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme X3 comes with a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Ultra Smooth display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU.


In terms of cameras, the Realme X3 sports a dual camera setup on the front, with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the back, the phone houses a quad camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.3 aperture, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.5 lens and a 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture.


In terms of onboard storage, Realme X3 offers only one option of 128GB. It packs a 4,200mAh battery that supports the brand’s proprietary 30W Dart Flash Charge fast charging technology. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

 

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Netflix Allows Users to ‘Pause Membership’ for Up to 10 Months in New Test

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The new Netflix test behaves in the same manner as the existing “cancel membership” option.

Netflix is testing a new feature that allows users to pause their membership for up to 10 months. If you resume your Netflix subscription within that period, you’ll still have access to all your profiles, ratings, recommendations, viewing history, My List, and saved settings. If you return after 10 months, you’ll have to start from scratch. The “pause membership” option is available under “Account” on the website. Memberships are paused only at the end of your billing month though — not immediately.


That means Netflix’s new “pause membership” feature behaves in the same manner as the existing “cancel membership” option, since it too retains all the aforementioned data for 10 months. This new test seems to be more a case of Netflix improving its messaging and making the process more convenient, allowing users to get back on board with a single click. It’s possible that Netflix adds more features to “pause membership” down the road.


In a statement to Gadgets 360, Netflix said: “We’re always working on new ways to improve the Netflix experience. We experiment with these types of tests in different countries for different periods of time — and only make them broadly available if people find them useful.”


OnlyTech was the first to bring word of the new Netflix test.

Netflix used to have a “put membership on hold” feature in the early days  globally, not after its launch in India  that allowed members to pause their membership for a period of seven to 90 days. Subscriptions would pause the day you clicked the button, a feature that will hopefully come to the “pause membership” option too. Though it does present some challenges with the monthly fee if you decide to leave midway through.


If you don’t see the “pause membership” feature in your Netflix account, that’s because Netflix tests are limited. It will be rolled out to everyone if it’s received well.

 

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BSNL Revises Several Prepaid Plans to Offer Base Tariff of Rs. 94 and Rs. 95 Packs

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The base tariff revision has been introduced for plans in the Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced that base tariff plan of several Plan Vouchers (PV) and First Recharge Coupons (FRC) have been revised. FRC prepaid plans like FRC106, FRC107, and FRC108 have been revised, whereas plan vouchers like PV153, PV186, PV365, PV429, PV485, PV666, PV999, PV1699, PV1999, and PV2399 have also been revised. The base tariff of all of these prepaid plans has been revised to the PV94 and PV95 plans. These two plans were introduced by BSNL earlier this month.


BSNL Chennai has issued a circular confirming that this revision has been introduced in the Chennai and Tamil Nadu circle from today. The notice announces that the above mentioned 10 BSNL plan vouchers and three first recharge coupons will offer now offer Advance Per Minute PV94 and Advance Per Second PV95 plans as the base tariff.

Earlier, the above mentioned First Recharge Coupons were bundled with base tariff plans “Per second/minute plan PV74/75”. However, moving forward, the FRC107 prepaid plan will be mapped to Advance Per Minute tariff PV94 pack. Furthermore, FRC106 and FRC108 plans will be mapped to Advance Per Second tariff PV95 pack.


Similarly, base plans for the PV153, PV186, PV365, PV429, PV485, PV666, PV997, PV999, PV1699, PV1999, PV2399 have been revised from “Per minute plan PV75” to “Advance Per Minute Plan PV94”.

BSNL Chennai announced the launch of the Rs. 94 ‘Advance Per Minute’ and Rs. 95 ‘Advance Per Second’ plans earlier this month and they 100 minutes of local, national, and roaming voice calling (including Mumbai and Delhi circles) for 90 days as well as include 3GB high-speed data. Both prepaid plans also charge local SMS messages at the rate of Rs. 0.8 per message, while national messages are charged at Rs. 1.2 per message.


After voice calling FUP (fair usage policy) limit is reached, Rs. 94 BSNL prepaid plan customers will be charged at Re. 1 per minute for local calls to a mobile network and BSNL landlines. Local calls to other landline numbers and STD calls are applicable at Rs. 1.3 per minute. The Rs. 95 BSNL prepaid plan, on the other hand, charges local mobile and BSNL landline calls at Rs. 0.02 per second, while local calls to other landline operators and STD calls are available at Rs. 0.024 per second.

 

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This app is becoming more popular than TikTok, more than 25 million users in a few days, 1 million videos are being made daily

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This app has crossed 25 million or more than 25 million downloads on the Play Store. At the same time, 10 lakh videos are being created every day on this platform.

After the central government’s decision to ban Chinese app, some Indian apps are becoming increasingly popular. In a short time, there has been a huge increase in the users of the Mitro app. If seen, then users of Mitron app are increasing more than Tiktok. There has been an increase of 11 times in daily traffic. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that in a few days this app has crossed 25 million or more than 25 million downloads on Play Store. At the same time, 10 lakh videos are being created every day on this platform.



The Mitron app was introduced on the Google Play Store in April this year. App developers say that more than 40 million videos are being watched every hour on the Friends app.

Updates to the website The
Mitron app was removed from the Play Store amid claims that the app was Pakistani. However, after three days, the Friends app is back on the Play Store again. Now you can download this app by going to Google Play Store. Earlier this month, the app received 300,000 reviews with a 3.9 star rating.



The app has also updated its promoter website. The privacy policy of Friends (Mitron) has also been updated and now a new page on GDPR data protection rights has been added to it. Currently, this app has a 4.5 star rating on the App Store and is included in the top apps in the category of social media networking apps.

Indian version of Tiktok is
important. This app is being offered as the Indian version of Tiktok. Friends is a short video making app and is completely free. In this app, features like TikTok are available and users can share their videos by creating. Different background music and dialogues can also be used on it.

OnePlus Upcoming TV Series Will Have Three Models, Prices Teased

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OnePlus TV series may have a 32-inch models and a 43-inch model, along with a larger 55-inch variant.

OnePlus has teased the pricing for its upcoming TV series and also revealed there will be three TV models. Through a tweet, the company shared that the starting price for the upcoming TV models will be Rs. 1X,999 and it will go up to Rs. 4X,999. As of now, OnePlus has not revealed the screen sizes for the three models and only a few details about the features are known. The OnePlus TV models will be unveiled this week, on July 2, and are currently up for pre-booking on Amazon through the extended warranty offer.



OnePlus India, over the weekend, tweeted about the upcoming TV models and revealed that there will be three smart TV models at different prices. The starting price, as per the tweet, is Rs. 1X,999, which has been previously teased by the company. There are two more TV models, priced at Rs. 2X,999 and Rs. 4X,999 respectively. While the company has not shared the sizes for these TV models, previous leaks lead us to believe the Rs. 1X,999 OnePlus TV will be a 32-inch HD TV and the Rs. 2X,999 will be a 43-inch full-HD TV. These to TV models were spotted on Bluetooth SIG website.

The Rs. 4X,999 OnePlus TV is presumably a 55-inch model. It could come with a 4K display, like the older OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro. However, some exclusions in features and specifications can be expected in the upcoming 2020 OnePlus TV series.



As of now, only a few features of the TV are known. Company CEO Pete Lau has previously teased that the upcoming TV models will come with an “innovative Gamma Engine” and 93 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It was also teased that the upcoming OnePlus TV will have a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio and will be thinner than the OnePlus 8 series of smartphones. Additionally, the built-in speakers have been rotated 90 degrees for 50 percent deeper bass. There is a carbon fibre pattern at the back and the as per a recently tweet by Lau, OnePlus TV supports Cinematic Display and Dolby Vision, and has preloaded Netflix app. However, it is unclear if these specifications are exclusive to the top end variant of all three OnePlus TV models.

The OnePlus TV models are up for pre-booking on Amazon and customers can do so by purchasing the extended warranty for Rs. 1,000.

 

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OnePlus to launch three smart TVs, price teaser released

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The initial price of OnePlus Smart TV will be Rs 1X, 999. Please tell, the company had shared this information earlier also. Apart from this, the latest information of two other models has now been revealed.

OnePlus, while giving information about the price of its upcoming TV series, has also revealed that this series will include three TV models. Through its tweet, the company shared that the initial price of upcoming TV models will be Rs 1X, 999, which will go up to Rs 4X, 999. At the moment, OnePlus has not revealed the screen size of these three smart TV models, although information about some features related to these TVs has already been released by the company. OnePlus TV models will be launched on July 2, while pre-booking of the TV on Amazon before launch is on, with customers getting extended warranty offers.



OnePlus India tweeted giving information about upcoming TV modelsdid. It has been revealed that this OnePlus smart TV will be offered in three different sizes and prices. According to the tweet, the initial price of OnePlus Smart TV will be Rs 1X, 999. Please tell, the company had shared this information earlier also. Apart from this, the latest information of two other models has now been revealed. The second TV model will cost Rs 2X, 999 and the third TV model will cost Rs 4X, 999. The company has not revealed the screen size. However, if the old leaks are to be believed, then the 1X, 999 OnePlus TV will be 32 inch HD TV. At the same time, the OnePlus TV of 2X, 999 will be a 43-inch full-HD TV. Both of these TV models are listed on the Bluetooth SIG website.

If you talk about the 4X, 999 rupees model, then it is believed that it will be a 55-inch TV. This TV will come with 4K display, which was given in the old OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro. However, some new features and specifications can be expected in this 2020 OnePlus TV model.

In the case of specifications and features, the information that has been revealed so far, some of these are as follows. The company’s CEO Pete Lau teased that the upcoming OnePlus TV models will come with 93 percent coverage of the “innovative gamma engine” and DCI-P3 color gamut. Also mentionedGone is that these TVs will feature 95 percent screen-to-body ratio with thin bezels and will be thinner than OnePlus 8 series smartphones. The built-in speakers of the TV can be rotated up to 90 degrees, which will give a 50 percent deeper base. He also mentioned that the upcoming TV has a carbon fiber pattern back, which is similar to the OnePlus TV Q1 series launched last year. OnePlus has built a unique carbon fiber for TVs and according to the CEO the new OnePlus TV will support the Cinematic display and Dolby Vision and will have Netflix pre-installed. However, at the moment it is not clear in which of the three smart TV models this specification will be given.



Pre-booking of the new OnePlus TV is happening on Amazon India website. The company says that customers who purchase OnePlus TV through pre-booking will be given an extended warranty.

 

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Income tax return is coming to a close, can get exemption from investing in these schemes

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New Delhi, Business Desk. The government of India extended a major relief to taxpayers by extending the deadline for filing income tax returns to June 30 as the lockdown went into effect from March 25 to prevent infection of the corona virus epidemic. Now there are only 11 more days left in this last date. Now if you want tax exemption, then you will have this last chance to invest somewhere. Today we are going to tell you about some online tax saving investment options, through which income tax exemption can be obtained under Section 80C of Income Tax Act.



Income tax exemption can also be obtained by investing in PPF. All major banks like State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank provide their customers the facility to open PPF account online. Investors can transfer money from their bank account to PPF account only through online medium. Investors can generate a PPF account statement and submit it as an investment proof for tax saving. Investors can invest in a PPF account from Rs 500 to Rs 1.5 lakh in a year.

Tax Saving Bank FD


If you are thinking of saving tax at this last time, then tax saving banks can also invest in FD. It comes with a lock-in period of five years. This FD is currently offering returns ranging from 5.50 to 6 percent. Interest income received from this FD is taxable.

National Pension System (NPS)

NPS Tier-1 account can also be opened online for tax saving. Customers can open NPS account through online banking facility of their bank. Your KYC verification will be completed by the bank during the registration process. After the account is opened, investors can invest through internet banking, credit card or debit card.

 

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Big change is going to happen in Google Play Store, you will be able to buy apps without downloading

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New Delhi, Tech Desk. The Google Play Store subscription model is about to undergo major changes. This information has been obtained through the company’s official blog post. Google is soon going to market (sell) the apps on its Play Store. That is, users will be able to subscribe to any app on the Google Play Store without downloading it. After doing this, users will be able to get rid of repeated pop-ups in in-app. Currently you download any app from Google Play Store for free, but to use some apps you have to subscribe. To do this, users have to purchase the app from the in-app marketplace after installing the app. This system is going to change soon.

If understood in easy language, then suppose you have downloaded Spotify or Youtube Music app to your device. As soon as you open these apps it prompts you for a premium subscription. Although you can also use these apps for free, but premium users get some additional (additional) features. To do this, these apps keep prompting you in between. In the new change in the Google Play Store, users will get a subscription option in the App Store itself. Users will be able to subscribe to the app without downloading it.


Billing Library Version 3

Some time ago Google had mentioned about Billing Library Version 3 in its blog post, in which users can purchase any app from outside. Not only this, users can also redeem any app’s free trial and promo codes even before installing the app. Although Google has hinted about bringing these features, but has not shared any official information for how this feature will work for apps.

At the same time, talking about TechCrunch’s report, a new feature of the Google Play Store can be found on the listing page, a free trial and install button and an install button. As soon as the user clicks on these buttons, the Play Store will give the user the option to purchase or subscribe to the app. In these two options on the listing page, the user will further enter information about the details and subscription model of the app.

Trying to make marketing model transparent



It is believed that this move of Google is being taken to make the marketing model more transparent. This will make it easier for developers to create a customer base. In the current situation, there are many users who download an app from the Google Play Store, as soon as the app has any kind of subscription model, users immediately delete that app from their device. By doing this, developers face difficulty in identifying the premium users. Therefore, Google is preparing to introduce the new subscription model, so that users with any subscription app will be able to subscribe directly from the Play Store. The benefit to the user will be that there is no need to install and uninstall any subscription app.

 

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Today, Nokia’s 43-inch smart SmartTV is getting cheaply, get these features with beautiful design

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There are many special features in this smart TV, the most special of which is the Android 9 OS and Dolby sound present in it. Today it is getting offers …

Nokia’s 43-inch strong TV has been made available in the flash cell today. The sale has started at 12 noon, which can be purchased from the e-commerce website Flipkart. There are many special features in this smart TV, the most special of which is the Android 9 OS and Dolby sound present in it. Nokia has priced its new 43-inch Smart TV (Smart TV) at Rs 31,999, but today this TV can be purchased with offers. Let’s know the specialty of this Smart TV and how the offers are …



 

Customers will get many offers on buying from Flipkart. If you use ICICI Bank’s credit and debit card to buy TV, then it will get an instant discount of 10%, while Citi credit and debit card will get 10% instant savings offer. Not only this, RuPay debit card is also being offered on the purchase of TV.

This new 43-inch TV from Nokia has a 4K LED UHD display, which has a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels. The TV comes with Android 43 inch built-in chrome-cast. JBL audio has been provided for strong sound output in TV. Apart from this, the company has given access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Disney Plus Hotstar, G5 and YouTube app in this smart TV. Not only this, Nokia’s smart TV has been given the facility of Google Play store.



Smart TV has many special features
Nokia Smart TV has support for 1 GHz Pure X quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage. For connectivity in this smart TV, features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3X HDMI have been provided.

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Google Assistant’s Voice Match Now Works on More Smart Speakers, You Can Also Set a Default Speaker

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Google Assitant will now recognise up to six different voices per speaker.

Google will be rolling out additional features for its artificial intelligence-based voice assistant – Google Assistant – to various new devices starting this week. The most important of these features is voice match, which allows smart speakers to recognise the voice of the specific user, and personalise responses for that user. It will also now be possible to adjust sensitivity for detecting the hot-word used to invoke Google Assistant, and also select a default speaker from the Google Home app on your smartphone.


The Mountain View-based Internet company announced the new features through an official blog post, and the features will be rolling out starting this week to a wider range of smart speakers. The full suite of Google Assistant features has already been available for Google’s own smart devices, such as the Google Home and Google Nest Mini smart speakers. With this update, these features will be available to Google Assistant even on third-party devices such as the Lenovo Smart Clock and Bose Portable Home Speaker.

Voice match is capable of recognising up to six unique voices for each smart speaker; different members of the family can get personalised responses or set specific reminders that will be served to that particular user. Hot-word sensitivity will allow users to set how easily the speaker can detect the phrase, which could help overcome accidental invocations and multiple speakers detecting the wake phrase. Finally, setting a default speaker will trigger that speaker for specific tasks, regardless of which Google Assistant-powered device receives the command.


Google Assistant is available on many smart devices, including smartphones, smart speakers, smart televisions, headphones, and more. The voice assistant allows users to access information or control devices with their voices, offering hands-free convenience regardless of the device in use. With this update, many more smart devices will gain additional capabilities that have thus far been limited to Google’s own hardware.

 

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Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) With Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU, Up to 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 CPU Launched

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Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) packs a 60WHr battery and has two 2.5W speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) has been launched in China. It is powered by the 10th-generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU. Available in two configurations, Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) is a slim and light laptop that pack impressive specifications. The laptop includes a 15-inch screen that is present in both configuration, and it also boast of good battery life. The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) comes with a decent port selection despite being a slim laptop.

Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) price

The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) comes in two configurations – Intel 10th gen Core i5/8GB RAM/512GB storage and Intel 10th gen Core i7/16GB RAM/1TB storage. The Intel Core i5 model is priced at CNY 5999 (roughly Rs. 64,200) while the Intel Core i7 model is priced at CNY 6999 (roughly Rs. 74,900). Both the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) models come in single Silver colour option and are listed on JD.com, Youpin, and other major e-retailers in China.


As of now, it is unclear whether the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) will make its way to India or not. Meanwhile, Xiaomi on Thursday introduced its Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition laptops in India.

Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) specifications

The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. It sports a 15.6-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) display with 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) also comes with up to 10th generation Core i7-10510U processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The graphics are handled by the Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM.


For connectivity, the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) has dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, and the ports include two USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, two USB Type-A ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Audio is handled by two 2.5W speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) is backed by a 60WHr battery that and the keyboard is backlit. In terms of dimensions, the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) measures 243.6×360.7×16.9mm and weighs 2kg.


 

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MIUI 12 Pilot Testing Program Kicks Off in India for Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7S

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Users participating in the MIUI 12 testing need to be an active forum member of Mi Community, India.

MIUI 12 Pilot Testing Program has been kicked off in India for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Note 7S users. The registration window is now open until June 17. Participants will get access to a MIUI 12 Global ROM that is yet to be available publicly. The new development comes weeks after Xiaomi started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for its global users. The company announced that the new experience will first land on the Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20, and the Redmi K20 Pro this month.


The MIUI India Twitter account on Friday tweeted the launch of the MIUI 12 Pilot Testing Program in the country. Users of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, or Redmi Note 7S can participate in the initiative and test the new MIUI version ahead of its official release.

As per the rules mentioned in a forum post on the Mi Community forums, users participating in the MIUI 12 testing need to be an active forum member of Mi Community, India. They also need to update their phones to the latest Global Stable ROM available officially before proceeding for participation. Further, pilot testers are required to join a Telegram group by June 16 and fill a Google form by giving their details.


The provided ROM will be a pre-release version and not final build and hence it might contain major bugs. If your current device is the daily driver device then we recommend you wait for the full stable ROM rollout,” Xiaomi mentioned on its forum post.

MIUI 12 will initially reach the Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20, and Redmi K20 Pro. However, the company would take some time in bringing the new update to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Note 7S models.

Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 12 as an update to MIUI 11 in April. The global version of the custom ROM was announced last month.

 

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Vivo Watch Reportedly Gets 3C Certification, Specifications Remain a Mystery

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The Vivo Watch was reportedly spotted with the model number WA2052 and its specifications remain a mystery.

Vivo has been rumoured to be developing its first smartwatch for some time now, and it appears the launch of the device is not far away. The Vivo smartwatch speculated to be called Vivo Watch has reportedly passed through China’s 3C certification, highlighting its model number as WA2052. Back in February, the smartwatch by the Chinese tech company was also spotted on EUIPO, indicating its future launch in the European market. Vivo is yet to confirm the development of Vivo Watch.


According to the Chinese publication, MyDrivers the Vivo Watch was spotted on 3C certification site with the model number WA2052, however, the key specifications of the smartwatch remain unclear. The report also speculates that the Vivo Watch would launch in July. In February, the Vivo Watch was spotted on the European trademark website, EUIPO and Intellectual Property India site that further hinted at the smartwatch’s arrival in Europe and India.

A Vivo smartwatch’s arrival was also tipped by a notable tipster in April, but its key specifications were not indicated either.


As the Vivo Watch continues to pass through these certification sites, we can speculate the product’s development is indeed in the works. With the launch of the smartwatch, the company would hope to give tough competition to domestic players such as Xiaomi, Realme, Huawei and Oppo, which all have their smartwatches available in the home country.

Last month, Realme launched the Realme Watch with touchscreen support. The watch comes with heart rate monitoring and as many as 14 sports modes. The Realme Watch is available to purchase in India for Rs. 3,999. Recently, Oppo had also introduced its first smartwatch, Oppo Watch in China. The smartwatch is offered in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm – and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC. The smartwatch is priced at starting CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 16,100).

 

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Poco X2, Samsung Galaxy M21, and Other Phones That Received a Price Hike in Last 1 Month

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Poco X2, Samsung Galaxy M21, and Redmi Note 8 amongst other models have received a Rs. 500 price hike in India.

Poco X2, Samsung Galaxy M21, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A Dual, and Realme C3 are the six smartphones that have received a price hike in the last one month. In some cases, smartphone makers have confirmed that the increase happened mainly due to supply constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It is, however, important to point out that the recent increases shortly after phone companies raised their prices due to an increase in GST that came into effect in April this year.

Poco X2

The Poco X2 price hike took place just last week. The phone that was earlier available with a starting price of Rs. 16,999 received a revised price tag of Rs. 17,499 for the base, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. Similarly, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model also got an increased price of Rs. 18,499, up from 17,999. The top-end model with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration, however, didn’t receive any changes and is still available at Rs. 20,999.


Samsung Galaxy M21

Similar to the Poco X2, the Samsung Galaxy M21 received a price hike of Rs. 500 across all variants, as shown from the updated pricing on the Samsung India eStore. The phone was launched with an initial price tag of Rs. 13,499 for the 4GB + 64GB configuration that was recently updated to Rs. 13,999. An identical price hike was implemented for the 6GB + 128GB model that is available at Rs. 15,999, up from the original Rs. 15,499.

Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi also revised the price of the Redmi Note 8 from Rs. 11,499 to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB + 64GB model and from Rs. 13,999 to Rs. 14,499 for the 6GB + 128GB option. The phone notably received a total price hike of up to Rs. 2,000 from its original starting price of Rs. 9,999.

Redmi 8



Alongside the Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi increased the price of the Redmi 8₹ 9,090 from Rs. 9,299 to Rs. 9,499 for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant. The phone was launched in October last year with a starting price of Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB option, though the company silently discontinued the base variant.

Redmi 8A Dual

The Redmi 8A Dual₹ 6,999 also saw a price hike for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage variant that is available at Rs. 7,499, up from Rs. 7,299. However, there isn’t any change for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model of the Redmi 8A Dual that is still available at Rs. 7,999. Xiaomi also earlier today introduced its 64GB storage model that carries a price tag of Rs. 8,999. If we go by the records, the Redmi 8A Dual received a total price hike of Rs. 1,000 since its launch in February.

 

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The wait for OnePlus 8 Pro is over, the first sale will be held on June 15

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New Delhi, Tech Desk. The OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone has had to wait a long time for sale after launch, which is going to end on June 15. This has been revealed by Amazon’s listing. Actually, OnePlus 8 Pro was launched on 15 April this year and its sale was scheduled to be held in India on 29 May. But due to problems in production due to coronavirus, the company had postponed its sale. But now the first cell of OnePlus 8 Pro will start at 12 noon on June 15. Customers will be able to buy it from e-commerce site Amazon.


If you talk about the price, the 8GB8GB RAM and 128GB storage variants of OnePlus 8 Pro will be priced at Rs 54,999, while the smartphone with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for sale for Rs 59,999. This phone will come in Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Ultramine Blue color variants. In India, it will compete with Xiaomi Mi10 and Huawei P40 Pro.



OnePlus 8 Pro will come with 2.84GHz Octacore Snapdragon 865 7nm mobile platform and Adereno 650 GPU. Talking about the camera, it will get a 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX6890 sensor, which will come with 8MP secondary lens, 48MP wide angle lens, 5MP color filter camera sensor. At the same time, its front camera will be 16MP. In-display sensor has been provided in the phone for security. This phone will come with a 4510mAh battery pack.

BSNL users will get this special service for free for 22 days for Rs 99

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New Delhi, Tech Desk. Telecom companies are offering better services and offers keeping in mind the facilities of the users. At the same time, the state-run telecom company BSNL is also not behind it. The good news for BSNL users is that the company has revised its Rs 99 special tariff voucher. Now it is being offered free personalized ring back tone (PRBT) to the users. That is, users can avail free personalized ring back tone service for 22 days for just Rs 99. Let’s know about this offer in detail. 

BSNL’s special offer


BSNL has changed its 99 rupees special tariff voucher. Now, users can avail free of charge for this day for 22 days in the Rationalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT) service. Please tell that the company usually charges 30 rupees per month for this service. Also, you have to pay up to Rs 12 for each song selected. That is, you are getting unlimited calling facility for 22 days for Rs 99.

Benefits found in this plan 

Talking about the benefits received in the special tariff voucher of Rs 99, users are being provided unlimited voice calling. Apart from this, 250 FUP minutes are also available for daily calling for 22 days. After the limit is over, users will have to pay the base tariff charge for calling. 

This offer will be available in some circles


The benefits of this offer of BSNL are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Chennai, Daman & Tweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kolkata, Ladakh and K users can be picked up in Madhya Pradesh. Users can visit the company’s site and check if this plan is available in their area.

 

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Nokia 5310 feature phone will be launched in India on June 16, know possible specifications

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New Delhi, Tech Desk. Recently, there was news about Nokia 5310 that this phone will be launched in India soon. At the same time, the company has revealed its launch date. This feature phone will be launched in India after five days i.e. on 16 June. Let us know that this phone has been introduced in March this year and it is a refreshed version of Nokia 5310 Xpress Music launched in the year 2007, which will knock in a new avatar. Nokia is a company that despite the popularity of smartphones did not stop making feature phones and is also introducing new feature phones for its users. Now Nokia 5310 is also going to be included in this list.


Regarding Nokia 5310, the company has shared a 10-second video on its official Twitter account, giving information in a very different way, that the Nokia 5310 will be launched in India after 5 days. Looking at this teaser shared on June 11, it would not be wrong to say that Nokia 5310 is going to be launched in India on June 16. For this HMEmbedded videoD Global has started registrations on the company’s website. This phone will be available in White, Red and Black and Red color variants. 

Nokia 5310 specifications and features


Looking at the specifications of Nokia 5310, it has a 2.4-inch QVGA color display. In this, users will get dual front facing speakers and physical keypad. At the same time, this feature phone has been introduced on the MediaTek MT6260A chipset and it has 16MB internal storage with 8MB RAM. Which users can expand data up to 32GB with the help of MicroSD card.


The Nokia 5310 feature phone has a VGA rear camera that comes with flash. At the same time, it has a 1,200mAh battery for power backup and the company claims that the phone’s battery is capable of providing 30 days of standby time. The phone has MP3 player and FM radio support. 

 

 

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Mi 10 and Mi10 Pro and Oppo smartphones will get latest Android 11 Beta update

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New Delhi, Tech Desk. The Mi 10 and Mi10 Pro smartphones will soon get the Adroid 11 Beta 1 update. Today, the official operating system Android 11 has been announced by Google. The company has announced a beta program of the new operating system from its social media handles. After this, Xiaomi’s India head Manu Kumar Jain also tweeted that soon the Android 11 Beta 1 update will be given in the 108MP smartphone Mi10 and MI10 Pro as well. However, he did not say how long it would be rolled out.


At the same time, Google Android 11 Beta has already been announced by Oppo for its latest flagship smartphone Find X2 and Find X2 Pro. Please tell that Google released Android 11 beta for Pixel phone. In 2018, Google expanded the Beta program to support non-pixel and non-Nexus devices. Xiaomi Mi9, Redmi K20 Pro and Mi Mix 3G are some of the smartphones that participated in Android Q Beta.

What will be special in Android 11


Among the new features being added to Android 11 are one time access to location, microphone and camera data access. Due to this new feature, developers will get more and more information. Due to this new option, developers who create the app will get access to the user’s data as long as the user uses the app. If the user leaves using an app, then the developer will not have access to the data related to the user’s location etc.

Another major upgrade that has been seen in Android 11 is that now users will get freedom from spam calls. Android 11 will get access to stop call screening apps. With the help of this software, the apps will find out about the call using artificial intelligence, which can prove to be a great weapon to check spamming and fake calls. Apart from this, it will also have a record as to why any user has rejected a call. If the users give permission, then the calling app of Android 11 will be able to detect whether the call is being made from any of your contact list or a call is being made from an unknown number.

 

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