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Home MobilesMobiles News Tasneem Akolawala, 15 September 2017 Highlights OnePlus 5 is currently available on Amazon India, OnePlus stores
It will now be available in Croma across the country
The retail outlet will begin selling it from September 19 The OnePlus 5 was launched in India in June this year, and it was made available on Amazon India, and the OnePlus store online. If you wanted to buy it offline, the only way you could do it was head over to the OnePlus Experience Stores in Delhi and Bengaluru. Now, in a bid to begin charting its offline presence in India, the company has announced that the OnePlus 5 will be made available in Croma retail outlets across India as well.
This is the first time OnePlus has collaborated with a retail outlet to sell its smartphones offline in India. The company first had an exclusive partnership with Amazon India, and then branched out the capacity to its official OnePlus online store. Only recently, did OnePlus launch its experience stores in the two cities, with a promise for expansion in more cities eventually. It also sets up pop-up stores in various cities during initial launch days for users to be able to try out the smartphone, and buy it there instantly. But that is usually a temporary affair, after which users had to rely on Amazon on OnePlus online store for the purchase of the smartphone. Now, for the first time, OnePlus will make its OnePlus 5 flagship available in Croma retail outlets across the country from September 19.
The OnePlus 5 price in India is Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while those who want to purchase the model with 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage will have to shell out Rs. 37,999. Colour options include Slate Gray, Midnight Black, and Soft Gold. Promotional offers that will be applicable while buying through Croma have not been revealed yet.
The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inch full-HD screen, Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with OxygenOS skin on top, and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone's camera setup on the back consists of primary 16-megapixel and telephoto 20-megapixel sensors, while the front camera has 16-megapixel resolution. As for the battery, OnePlus 5 comes with a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge support for quick-charging.
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OnePlus 5REVIEWKEY SPECSNEWSDesignDisplaySoftwarePerformanceBattery lifeCameraValue for moneyGoodErgonomic and light Good primary camera Very good system and app performance Fast charging works very wellHandy software features BadUninspiring designWeak sunlight legibilityDual camera setup feels half-bakedNo stabilisation at 4K Read detailed OnePlus 5 reviewDisplay5.50-inchProcessor1.9GHz octa-coreFront Camera16-megapixelResolution1080x1920 pixelsRAM6GBOSAndroid 7.1.1Storage64GBRear Camera20-megapixelBattery Capacity3300mAhOnePlus 5 to Be Available in Croma Stores Across India From September 19
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Moto Revels Which Smartphones Will Get Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto G4 Missing From List

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Home MobilesMobiles News Shekhar Thakran, 15 September 2017 Highlights Moto G4 smartphones were launched in India in May last year
The list includes most of the recent handsets from the company
Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force Droid made it to the list Lenovo-owned Moto brand has now released a list of the Moto devices that will receive Android Oreo update and while most recent devices have made the cut, Moto G4 devices, which were launched less than two years ago are found missing. Interestingly, the company has now confirmed the smartphones that will receive the update. It added that updates will start rolling out this Fall.
The Moto devices that will receive the Oreo treatment are Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, and Moto G5S Plus, the company revealed on its blog post. Then company also directs users to track the status of updates on its customer support page.
As mentioned earlier, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones are not scheduled to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update and this is surprising especially because most handsets are usually supported with software updates up to two years by the manufacturers these days.
To recall, Lenovo launched its Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones last year in May in India. Even though the devices were not flagship offerings from the company, it is slightly disheartening to see that the company will not be upgrading the handsets to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Apart from this, the support page also says, “Motorola software updates for Moto X (1st generation) will no longer be available after December 2017. If you have not already done so, please update as soon as possible.”
With the Android 8.0 Oreo update, the company says that users will get faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework, and Google Play Protect, which will help you to ensure that none of your apps are compromised.
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Motorola Moto G4REVIEWKEY SPECSNEWSDesignDisplaySoftwarePerformanceBattery lifeCameraValue for moneyGoodGood screenDecent performanceNear-stock AndroidGood battery lifeBadAverage camera performanceNo fingerprint sensorNot worth the priceRead detailed Motorola Moto G4 reviewDisplay5.50-inchProcessor1.5GHz octa-coreFront Camera5-megapixelResolution1080x1920 pixelsRAM2GBOSAndroid 6.0.1Storage16GBRear Camera13-megapixelBattery Capacity3000mAhMoto Revels Which Smartphones Will Get Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto G4 Missing From List
Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India
Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 Play Get Limited Period Discounts, Cashback Offers on Amazon India
Moto G4, Moto G4 Play Smartphones Available With Discounts, Cashbacks on Amazon India
More Motorola mobilesMotorola mobiles price in India Motorola Moto G4 PlusREVIEWKEY SPECSNEWSDesignDisplaySoftwarePerformanceBattery lifeCameraValue for moneyGoodSleek design and good buildVivid displayStrong battery lifeNear-stock version of AndroidImproved camera appBadNo NFCLow-light camera performance is averageRead detailed Motorola Moto G4 Plus reviewDisplay5.50-inchProcessor1.5GHz octa-coreFront Camera5-megapixelResolution1080x1920 pixelsRAM2GBOSAndroid 6.0.1Storage16GBRear Camera16-megapixelBattery Capacity3000mAhMoto Revels Which Smartphones Will Get Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto G4 Missing From List
Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India
Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 Play Get Limited Period Discounts, Cashback Offers on Amazon India
Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Android 7.0 Nougat Update Starts Rolling Out
More Motorola mobilesMotorola mobiles price in India Facebook Won't Make Cars, COO Sandberg Reassures Germany

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Home Social networkingSocial networking News Reuters, 15 September 2017 Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany on Thursday, telling the country's powerful automakers that the world's biggest social network does not want to compete with them.
“I come with very good news. We're the only company in Silicon Valley that's not building a car,” Sandberg said to laughter and applause at the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt motor show, where she met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Facebook is sponsoring a “new mobility world” at the Frankfurt show that brings together carmakers, tech companies and start-ups in areas such as autonomous driving and electric cars.
Sandberg's visit to Germany comes after the country's parliament passed a law in June to introduce fines of up to EUR 50 million ($59 million) for social media networks if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly.
On Wednesday – when Sandberg was attending a marketing conference in Germany – Facebook tightened its rules on who can make money from advertising on its network to make it harder for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in.
Facebook also said on Wednesday it would step up its monitoring of hate speech, adding 3,000 content reviewers to nearly double the size of its existing team.
“We take our responsibility to the people who use our products, to the countries in which we work like Germany, to society at large, very seriously,” Sandberg said on Thursday.
Sandberg announced that Facebook will join an urban mobility test project in Munich with carmakers and startups and said it will also sponsor a new university in Berlin focused on digital product development.
Facebook, which has about 30 million active users in Germany out of a population of 80 million, has run a major advertising campaign in the country in recent weeks in an attempt to address concerns about privacy and control of personal data.
© Thomson Reuters 2017
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Spice V801 With 4G VoLTE, Front Flash Camera Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

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Home MobilesMobiles News Shubham Verma, 15 September 2017 Highlights Spice V801 has 8-megapixel cameras on both rear and front sides
It has a fingerprint scanner that unlocks the device in 0.1 seconds
The Spice V801 price in India is Rs. 7,999 Spice Devices, the product of a joint venture between China-based Transsion Holdings and India's Spice Mobility, on Thursday launched the V801 in India. The company highlights that the smartphone's fingerprint scanner can be unlocked in just 0.1 seconds, and has support for dual apps, where you can run two accounts for social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Spice V801 is priced at Rs. 7,999 and now available to purchase via offline retailers.
The Spice V801 is a dual-SIM smartphone with a dedicated microSD card slot, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek (model unspecified) SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and Mali 720 GPU for graphics. It sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass.
On the photography front, the Spice V801 has 8-megapixel cameras on both the rear and front sides with an LED flash – wherein the rear camera supports autofocus while the front camera has an f/2.0 aperture along with support for wide-angle selfies. The inbuilt storage on the smartphone is 16GB, which can be expanded further via microSD card (up to 64GB). The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner and app cloning feature, as we already mentioned. “Multiple features such as, call via click on fingerprint, instant access to favourite apps with customization up to 5 fingerprints as personal shortcuts and access to private profiles and files, thereby adding more value to the overall experience of the smartphone,” company said in its release.
The Spice V801 houses a 2700mAh battery that is rated to last up to 270 hours on standby, claims the company. The connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, Micro-USB, apart from 4G VoLTE and ViLTE support. The smartphone is just 8.3mm thick.
Commenting on the Spice V801 launch, Sudhir Kumar, CEO of itel & Spice Devices said, “Spice endeavours to be a brand that a young aspiring consumer would like to carry and flaunt. V801 is a complete package in terms of its ergonomics, high end features backed by excellent service proposition of one-year replacement warranty. With the launch of Spice V801, we have bolstered our current portfolio and have added another smartphone to our list of stylishly designed phones with features that stand out and appeal to the Indian Youth.”
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Google Hit by Pay, Promotions Gender Discrimination Lawsuit by Former Employees Facebook Won't Make Cars, COO Sandberg Reassures Germany

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Home OthersOthers News Reuters, 15 September 2017 Highlights Three female former employees accuse Google of discrimination in pay
First lawsuit to make class action sex bias claims against Google
They say Google pays women in California less than men for the same work Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc's Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions.
The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as Google faces an investigation by the US Department of Labor into sex bias in pay practices.
The lawsuit appears to be the first to make class action sex bias claims against Google, but is only the latest instance of a major tech company being accused of discriminating against women.
The Department of Labor sued Oracle America in January, claiming it paid white men more than women and minorities with similar jobs. Microsoft and Twitter are facing sex bias lawsuits, and Qualcomm last year settled claims for $19.5 million.
Meanwhile, Uber Technologies in June said it would make a series of changes after a former engineer in a blog post accused the ride-hailing service of condoning rampant sexism.
The plaintiffs in Thursday's lawsuit are a former Google software engineer, a former communications specialist and a former manager who worked in various roles at the Mountain View, California-based company. They say Google pays women in California less than men who perform similar work, and assigns female workers jobs that are less likely to lead to promotions.
“While Google has been an industry-leading tech innovator, its treatment of female employees has not entered the 21st century,” Kelly Dermody, a lawyer for the women, said in a statement.
Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano denied the claims in a statement. She said employment decisions are made by hiring and promotion committees, and are vetted “to make sure there is no gender bias.”
“If we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them, because Google has always sought to be a great employer, for every one of our employees,” she said.
The plaintiffs say Google violated California laws requiring equal pay for similar work and prohibiting unfair and unlawful business practices. They are seeking to represent a class of women who worked at Google in California over the last four years.
The Labor Department investigation stems from a 2015 audit in which the department says it discovered sex-based wage gaps among Google workers.
The department last month appealed an administrative judge's July decision that rejected its request for contact information for more than 20,000 Google employees.
© Thomson Reuters 2017
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Facebook Crisis Response Centre Unveiled, Brings Safety Check and Community Help Together Spice V801 With 4G VoLTE, Front Flash Camera Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

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Home Social networkingSocial networking News Indo-Asian News Service, 15 September 2017 Highlights Facebook has created a new centre for crisis response
It including Safety Check, Community Help and Fundraisers
Can be accessed from the homepage or from the menu button on the phone To help its users during disasters, Facebook has created a new centre for crisis response where people can find information about recent crises and access the social network's crisis response tools – including Safety Check, Community Help and Fundraisers to support crisis recovery – all in one place.
“We are also introducing links to articles, videos and photos posted publicly by the Facebook community, to help people be more informed about a crisis,” Mike Nowak, Product Director, Social Good, Facebook, posted on Thursday.
“People will be able to access Crisis Response on Facebook in the upcoming weeks from the homepage on desktop or from the menu button on their phone,” Nowak added.
When there is a crisis, people can use Facebook to let their friends and family know they are safe with the Safety Check feature.

“It will continue to work the same way it does today and will be featured at the top of each crisis page if you are in the affected area,” Nowak said.
“Safety Check activations and related information may also appear in News Feed to help provide additional details about a crisis,” Nowak added.
With the Community Help feature, people can ask for and give help to communities affected by the crisis.
The Fundraisers let people create fundraisers and donate to support those affected by the crisis and nonprofit organisations helping with relief efforts.
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HP Sprocket Pocket-Sized Printer for Smartphones Launched in India Google Hit by Pay, Promotions Gender Discrimination Lawsuit by Former Employees

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Home MobilesMobiles News Indo-Asian News Service, 15 September 2017 Highlights The HP Sprocket is priced at Rs. 8,999
It will allow you to click instant pictures in 2×3 inch size
HP Sprocket aims to make physical photo printing convenient Instant gratification is the key takeaway for the millennials and keeping this in mind, global PC and printing major HP on Wednesday launched Sprocket – a pocket-sized photo printer – in India for Rs. 8,999.
The unique hand-held printer would allow you to click instant pictures (2 X 3 inch size) and share among friends – be it at a shopping mall, a restaurant or at a movie theatre.
Download Sprocket app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your smartphone, pair it with the printer, place specially-designed HP ZINK papers in the device, switch on Bluetooth and print images from your phone in a jiffy.
HP Sprocket aims to make physical photo printing convenient, affordable and enjoyable for youth, said a senior company executive.
“The device is especially made for the millennial segment which is between age 10-24. But we are not restricting our target to that age group only. People who like to preserve their memories would like to own the 'Sprocket' which is a pretty affordable device,” Raj Kumar Rishi, Senior Director, Printing Systems, HP Inc India, told IANS.
“'Sprocket' printer allows users print their treasured memories instantly on-the go with just a few taps”, Rishi added.
The companion app enables users to print photographs directly from their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
“While smartphones have made it very simple to store our memories digitally, the power of printing photographs cannot be undermined. The moment a digital photograph gets printed, it becomes a tangible treasure one can cherish for life” Rishi noted.
HP is taking the e-commerce route to market the 'Sprocket' printer in black, red and white colour variants in India.
“We are going online via Amazon to start with. As the business shapes up, we would decide the next step. We are the leading brand in the consumer printing industry with a very high market share. Our job is to increase our market and make printing more relevant,” the executive told IANS.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), HP regained the top position in Inkjet printer market in the second quarter of 2017 with a unit share of 45.9 percent after posting a 7.2 percent (YoY) growth.
The company also continues to be the market leader in the laser HCP market with 57.4 percent market share.
Rishi credited the entire growth story to “solid innovations” happening across the market segments such as the launch of A3 printers across SMB and enterprise segment.
“There are three big use cases for consumer printing and the biggest use case is school homework. With 'Sprocket', we are developing the new use case in the mobile printing space. We believe that this would help the segment grow further,” Rishi noted.
“Secondly, we introduced our portfolio in the Ink Tank printers. We are continuously innovating when it comes to consumer printing. We launched the world's smallest All-in-One printer last year,” he added.
The company has chosen to use ZINK printing technology for “Sprocket” printer. HP ZINK paper would be available for Rs. 539 for a pack of 20 sheets and Rs. 1,249 for a pack of 50 sheets.
The user would get a complimentary pack of 10 ZINK papers with the box at the time of purchase, the company said. The peel-and-stick backing property of ZINK paper can turn the photos into fun stickers too.
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Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform Gets New Security Features Facebook Crisis Response Centre Unveiled, Brings Safety Check and Community Help Together

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Home InternetInternet News Dina Bass, Bloomberg, 15 September 2017 Highlights Azure confidential computing encrypts data while it is in use
The product works by placing customer information in a virtual enclave
Microsoft is working with Intel on the new product Microsoft, working with chipmaker Intel, is offering a cloud-computing service with more powerful encryption to secure data from hackers – and protect it from secret government data-gathering.
Called Azure confidential computing, the technology encrypts data while it is in use – which is when most security breaches occur, according to Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich. The new product works by placing customer information in a virtual enclave, essentially a black box that keeps anyone outside the customer – including Microsoft itself – from accessing the data. That can keep cyberthieves, malicious insiders and governments from getting in without customer authorization.
The new service also means that Microsoft won't have the capability to turn over data in response to government warrants and subpoenas, an issue at the heart of a current Microsoft lawsuit against the US government fighting the requirement to turn over client data, sometimes without the customer's knowledge.
The confidential computing service is intended to reassure customers that are considering moving data and applications to Microsoft's cloud that the switch will not open them up to hacks, spying and secret subpoenas. While many companies worldwide have grown more willing to move even sensitive data to internet-based computing in the past few years, some unease about security and privacy persists.
“They can be sure that they can't do any better than this on their own premises,” Russinovich said. “This data is completely protected from us and from any attackers.”

Azure confidential computing, which enters a preview phase with initial customers Thursday, will offer two ways to create these secure enclaves. One is based on Microsoft's own server software, while the other uses Intel chips with that company's built-in security features. Intel unveiled this sort of data-enclave capability for desktop machines in 2015 but hadn't planned to offer it for the servers that underpin cloud networks for several years. Russinovich persuaded the chipmaker to speed that up, said Rick Echevarria, an Intel vice president and general manager of the platform security division. The Intel technology isn't exclusive to Microsoft and will be sold to other customers.
Customers remain on edge about network security after massive and damaging high-profile attacks on companies like online portal Yahoo, retailer Target, entertainment conglomerate Sony, the Democratic National Committee and most recently credit-reporting company Equifax, whose recent breach put the personal data of as much as half of the US population at risk. Those companies were storing the data on their own networks rather than with the big cloud providers such as Microsoft, Alphabet's Google and market leader Amazon.com.
Between customer needs and the ever-evolving skills of hackers seeking to penetrate networks, Microsoft and its rivals have been rushing to add layers of security.
Google has been working on its own chips, called Titan, that offer a different type of security against hackers in cloud networks. That effort makes sure that when machines boot up, every piece of Google software is valid and hasn't been tampered with.
Intel and Microsoft will also probably take the new technology to the server computers that companies use in their own data centers, referred to as on-premise computing, Intel's Echevarria said. Hacks like Equifax make that a critical need.
“As a cyber-secuity professional, it's very tough to read the news every morning,” he said.
© 2017 Bloomberg L.P.
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Flipkart Says It Aims to Capture 50 Percent of Online Smartphone Sales in India HP Sprocket Pocket-Sized Printer for Smartphones Launched in India

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Home MobilesMobiles News Press Trust of India, 15 September 2017 Highlights Flipkart confident of extending lead over Amazon in smartphone sales
Flipkart will begin its 'Big Billion Days' sale from September 20
Srinivasan said Amazon.in is poised to surpass its past growth rates SoftBank-backed Flipkart is confident of extending its lead over US-based rival Amazon in smartphones sales and expects 1 in 2 smartphones sold online during the festive season will be through its platform.
“We have been hovering around 2-2.5X of the sales volume of our rival but we expect this to be 4X during festive sales(month beginning around September 20). We are confident that 1 in 2 phones sold online will be through Flipkart,” Flipkart Head (Smartphones category) Ayyappan Rajagopal told PTI.
This year, the sales would be about 2.5 times the volume sold on its own platform last year, he added.
Rajagopal, however, declined to comment on specific sales numbers.
When contacted, Amazon India Director (Smartphones and Consumer Electronics) Arun Srinivasan said: “We are customer obsessed and not competition focused”.
“Our commitment to things that customers genuinely care for such as best selection at great value with on time fast delivery has resulted in a growth of over 100 percent,” he said.
Srinivasan said Amazon.in is poised to surpass its past growth rates this festive season.
Flipkart will begin its five-day 'Big Billion Days' sale from September 20 and will offer discounts and deals on every handset sold through its platform. Amazon will host its sale between September 21 to 24.
The two companies are locked in an intense battle for leadership in the burgeoning e-commerce market in India and are betting on the mobile phones category as one of the major growth drivers.
Mobile phones are one of the most popular items sold through e-commerce sites in India. Over the last few years, a number of new handset companies, including the likes of HMD (Nokia), Xiaomi, Motorola and Coolpad have partnered players like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal to enter the Indian market.
Rajagopal said Flipkart is focussing is on providing customers with an extensive selection across price points, coupled with multiple finance options to maintain its lead in the market.
He added that during the sale period, customers can buy smartphones starting At Rs. 2,999 onwards and discounts up to 60 percent will be offered.
“There will be discounts on every smartphone…We are ensuring that customers have a huge selection to choose from. Our selection will be three times that of our closest rival,” he said.
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Nokia 2 Press Renders Leak, May Be Launched on October 5 Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform Gets New Security Features

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Home MobilesMobiles News Shubham Verma, 15 September 2017 Photo Credit: @evleaks/ Twitter
Highlights Nokia 2 is expected to come with a 4000mAh battery
The Nokia 2 will be a entry-level smartphone
It can be expected in two colours – Black and White Earlier this week, HMD Global's much anticipated budget smartphone Nokia 2 was reported to bear a 4000mAh battery inside – the biggest amongst the Nokia branded smartphones launched so far. Now, leaked press renders of Nokia 2 have appeared, revealing a head-to-toe look of the smartphone, thanks to the popular tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks. The renders also reveal that the Nokia 2 is going to have at least two colour variants – Black and White.
Blass on Twitter shared the image renders of Nokia 2 in two colours. The Nokia 2 can be seen having navigation buttons rendered on the screen instead of physical ones, one camera each on front and rear ends, wherein the rear camera will be placed inside the familiar circular island with an LED flash. There is no fingerprint scanner on the smartphone though, cementing its status as an entry-level smartphone. A speaker grille can be seen at the right side on the back, with the Nokia branding above in the centre. The Nokia 2 appears to be running stock Android as well, and the version could be Oreo, as per the recently spotted US FCC documents.
While all of the above mentioned things are clearly visible in plain view, there's also one detail that could possibly suggest the launch date of Nokia 2. The time and date on the Nokia 2's display suggest that the smartphone could be launched on October 5. However, this timeline is not official and should be taken with a grain of salt.
As for the specifications based on the leaks and reports so far, the Nokia 2 is expected to house entry level specifications such as a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. Besides this, the Nokia 2 should ideally pack 4000mAh battery inside, according to its most recent report. On the pricing, it is expected to cost less than the Nokia 3.
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Lenovo K8 Note Goes on Open Sale in India, via Amazon Flipkart Says It Aims to Capture 50 Percent of Online Smartphone Sales in India

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