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Gionee S10 Lite launched with 4GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera

Gionee has launched a new smartphone in India. Dubbed S10 Lite, the device is powered by Snapdragon 427 SoC and sports a 5.2-inch HD display. RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The handset features a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP front shooter. Measuring 148.7×73.7×7.9mm and weighing in at 155g, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat and packs in a 3,100mAh battery. There's a home button-embedded fingerprint sensor as well. The Gionee S10 Lite carries a price tag of INR 15,999 ($250), and comes in black and gold color options. It'll go on sale in India starting tomorrow ...

Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 bring midrange performance to entry-level phones

Entry-level smartphones are going to get even smarter with the three new platforms Qualcomm just unveiled. The Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, and Snapdragon 429 chipsets promise increased CPU and graphics performance as well as improved power efficiency. All of them will have AI capabilities and support for various mobile payment systems. The highlight of the announcement is that the Snapdragon 632, which is built on the 14 nm FinFET process, while the two 400-series platforms will be on the 12 nm wafer. Kedar Kondap, Product Manager and VP at Qualcomm, said that over 1,350 devices...

Verizon users notified of Oreo update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, don’t get it

Not funny, Verizon. People have been waiting for the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for a long time - these may be 2016 phones, but they are still flagships! So, when the Verizon Support page showed that the duo is finally getting the update, people's heart leapt for joy. Now imagine their disappointment when they found it's just a security update. The April security patch specifically. Sure, security is important, but this kind of fake-out isn't necessary. Promises, promises... The update should roll out in earnest tomorrow. Should. Source 1 | Source 2 | Source 3

Nokia 6 gets Oreo beta in India

Nokia has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update to the 2017 Nokia 6 devices in India. The update is part of the Beta Labs program and is still a work-in-progress. Nokia CPO confirmed the same on Twitter today. We are starting today Oreo Beta Labs roll out for #Nokia6 in India. I understand that some of you may have been waiting for this 😬. Remember that Beta Labs is a test platform and commercial release is well on track 😀. Please jump in and give us your feedback!!!— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 6, 2018 Nokia started the registration for Oreo...

New Xiaomi Mi 6 update brings support for Mi Pay

The Xiaomi Mi 6 has started receiving a new update. Weighing in at around 125MB, the update brings support for Mi Pay, company's own mobile payments service that was launched last year. For the uninitiated, Mi Pay is a NFC-based mobile payments solution, just like Apple Pay. It supports most credit/debit cards, and can also be used to make public transport payments. The update - which arrives as MIUI version v8.2.26.0 - also includes some system improvements. Given that it's an OTA roll out, it might take some time for the update to hit your device. Via