WhatsApp getting new feature ” View Once ” for iphones

WhatsApp for iPhone has been updated with a new and a very nice feature “View Once ” feature. Now let me explain about this feature, so with this feature now sender can send a media file (photo or video) with the option that recipient can only see it once.

The new feature can be use by downloading the latest version of WhatsApp through App Store.

The update also changes the style of in-app message notifications.

However, this feature don’t restrict the recipient from taking a screenshot of media file and view it again and also screen recording can help to see video file again. So , this feature can’t be fully helpful.

Micromax In 2b With Dual Rear Cameras, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Micromax In 2b has been launched in the Indian market. The phone is a successor to the Micromax In 1b that was launched last year. It comes with features such as a 6.52-inch HD+ waterdrop-style notch display and is powered by the Unisoc T610 SoC. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and packs a 5,000mAh battery. There is a dual rear camera setup placed inside a rectangular-shaped module and the volume rockers and power buttons sit on the right edge of the phone. The phone has a dual pattern design on the back panel and is 9mm thick.

Micromax In 2b price in India, availability

The new Micromax In 2b is priced at Rs. 7,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option and Rs. 8,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage model. It has been launched in Black, Blue, and Green colour options. The phone will be up for sale via Flipkart and Micromaxinfo.com. The first sale will be held on August 6 at 12pm (noon). 

Micromax In 2b specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Micromax In 2b runs on Android 11. It features a 6.52-inch HD+ waterdrop-style notch display with 400 nits brightness, 89 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the Unisoc T610 octa-core SoC, paired with up to 6GB RAM. Its internal storage of 64GB comes with the option to expand further with a microSD card (up to 256GB).

There is a dual rear camera setup on Micromax In 2b that comprises a 13-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Camera features include night mode, background portrait, beauty mode, motion photo, play and pause video shoot, and full-HD front and back recording. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Micromax In 2b packs a 5,000mAh battery that claims to offer up to 160 hours of music playback, up to 20 hours of Web browsing, up to 15 hours of video streaming, and up to 50 hours of talktime. Connectivity options include dual VoWiFi, dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, and USB Type-C port. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back as well as Face ID support for security. Sensors on board include proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer.

Xiaomi Leads India Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2021, Realme Leads 5G Segment: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India grew 82 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach 33 million units in Q2 2021, according to Counterpoint. Xiaomi led the market with a 28.4 percent share of total shipments. The company is said to have registered its highest-ever average selling price (ASP) in a single quarter, and most of its success is attributed to the Redmi range. Samsung captured 18 percent smartphone shipments taking the second spot, while Vivo captured the third spot with 15 percent share. Counterpoint says that India’s smartphone market registered its highest-ever shipments in the first half of 2021 despite the challenges thrown in by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counterpoint has released its Q2 2021 smartphone shipment report. While Xiaomi, Samsung, and Vivo led the smartphone shipments category, Realme became the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India. Counterpoint said Realme was the top 5G smartphone brand with a 23 percent share of shipments.

In addition, OnePlus led the premium smartphone shipments (above Rs. 30,000) with a 34 percent share. Counterpoint said that the market declined 14 percent sequentially due to a fall in consumer sentiment during the second COVID-19 wave, but the decline was less than expected due to the resilient nature of the smartphone market.

The analyst firm said that the offline-centric brands got more affected during April and May as consumers could only shop online due to the lockdowns. Brands like Xiaomi and Realme, which are online-centric brands, leveraged its online reach. Chinese brands held a total of 79 percent share of shipments, said the report. Along with the Mi 11 series, the Redmi 9₹ 8,999 series and the Redmi Note 10 series drove the shipments for Xiaomi, while online-heavy Galaxy M-series and F-series drove the shipments for Samsung, according to Counterpoint.

Xiaomi captured the top four positions in the top five models list (by units shipped) with the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9 Power, Redmi Note 10, and Redmi 9, out of which the top three models registered more than a million shipments. The Redmi 9A has been the best-selling model for the last three quarters, the report said. Poco, Xiaomi’s sub-brand, registered a 480 percent YoY growth in shipments driven by its strong demand in the budget segment.

Counterpoint said that Samsung registered a 25 percent YoY growth. Galaxy M-series and F-series phones contributed 66 percent to shipments in Q2 2021, while the upper mid-tier (Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000) segment was driven by the strong performance of the Samsung Galaxy A32, the Galaxy A52, and the Galaxy F62. Vivo, on the other hand, grew 61 percent YoY and held the third position in Q2 2021. Realme grew 140 percent YoY in Q2 2021 and captured the fourth position in the Indian smartphone market. Oppo came in fifth with a 103 percent YoY growth and a 10 percent market share in Q2 2021.

Poco X3 GT With MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, Triple Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Poco X3 GT was launched in Malaysia and Vietnam on Wednesday as an upgraded version of the standard Poco X3 from September last year. The phone comes with impressive specifications especially for the price. It is offered in two RAM and storage configurations as well as three colour options. The Poco X3 GT packs a triple rear camera setup and a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek SoC and comes with a large battery that supports 67W fast charging. As anticipated, the smartphone is a rebrand of the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G that was launched in China back in May.

Poco X3 GT price

Poco X3 GT is priced at MYR 1,299 (roughly Rs. 22,800) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option and MYR 1,599 (roughly Rs. 28,000) for the 8GB + 256GB model. It is offered in Cloud White, Stargaze Black, and Wave Blue colours. The phone will go on a flash sale on August 3 and August 4 in Malaysia where it will be priced at MYR 1,199 (roughly Rs. 21,000) and MYR 1,399 (roughly Rs. 24,600).

As of now, there is no information on an India release for the Poco X3 GT. In Vietnam, the phone is offered in a single 8GB + 256GB model that is priced at VND 7,990,000 (roughly Rs. 25,800) which will be discounted to VND 6,990,000 (roughly Rs. 22,600) during the flash sale on August 5. As mentioned, Poco X3 GT is the rebranded variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G that was launched in China back in May.

Poco X3 GT Specifications

Poco X3 GT features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, paired with the Mali-G77 GPU. It comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

For photos and videos, the Poco X3 GT packs a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, there is a centrally located hole-punch cutout that houses a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.45 aperture for selfies and video calls.

RedmiBook India Launch Set for August 3, Xiaomi Reveals

RedmiBook India launch is set for August 3, Xiaomi confirmed via a media invite on Tuesday. The company teased the arrival of the first Redmi-branded laptop in India a few days ago and now the launch date has been confirmed. Xiaomi entered the laptop segment in India last year with the launch of the Mi Notebook range, and now the RedmiBook range is also entering the Indian market. It is likely to be priced aggressively and offer competitive specifications. In China, Xiaomi has already introduced RedmiBook, RedmiBook Air, and RedmiBook Pro models.

In its media invite, Xiaomi has confirmed that a new RedmiBook laptop is launching in India on August 3. This will be the first Redmi-branded laptop to launch in the country.

“Last year, Redmi became more than a smartphone brand with a phone-plus strategy. We have launched products that would complement your phone and your lifestyle, like power banks, earbuds, and smart bands. This year, we took a step further and ventured even into the smart television segment. And now, we have something very interesting coming up. Are you ready to #SuperStart life with #RedmiBook?” the company says in its invite.

The teaser poster attached with the invite shows a classic design with thick bezels around the display, especially at the bottom and top portions. While China has seen many RedmiBook models launches, there is no clarity on which model will make its debut in India. The Redmi Book series was first unveiled in China in 2019 and since then a host of options have launched in the home market. The most recent ones include the RedmiBook Pro 14 and RedmiBook Pro 15 laptops in both AMD Ryzen and 11th-generation Intel Core processor versions.

Oppo Watch 2 Design Leaked via Renders, Tipped to Feature Calling, Navigation Support

Oppo Watch 2 is all set to be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday, July 27) in China. New images of the upcoming smartwatch leaked by a tipster suggest that the smartwatch will have calling support as well as built-in GPS, both of which also feature on its predecessor — the Oppo Watch. The soon-to-be-launched Oppo Watch 2 has had its key specifications leaked last week, which suggest that the smartwatch will be powered by Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC and come with up to 16GB of onboard storage.

The latest leak by tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) shows some images of the Oppo Watch 2. The images suggest that the Oppo smartwatch will have calling support, along with the ability to show navigation data that hints at the possibility of a built-in GPS. The first-generation Oppo Watch had e-SIM support in China with calling functionality and also a GPS chip. It is likely that both these features will be available in the upcoming Oppo Watch 2.

The company had earlier said that the Oppo Watch 2 will launch on July 27 at 3pm local time (12:30pm IST) in China. The launch date was announced through a post on Weibo, which said the launch will be for the Oppo Watch 2 series, suggesting that the smartwatch will be offered in multiple sizes like the first-generation Oppo Watch. It is still unclear as to when the Chinese tech giant will bring the Oppo Watch 2 to India as it took nearly four months for the original Oppo Watch to land on Indian shores after its China launch.The Oppo Watch 2 has also been spotted on JD.com that shows that the smartwatch will be rectangular in shape and have two buttons on the right side. A curved glass and three colour options — Black, Blue, and Orange — for the straps are visible in the listing. The images shared by Blass are in line with the images found earlier on the Chinese e-commerce website. JD.com also lists the smartwatch will feature heart-rate monitoring and e-SIM support. The smartwatch may come also with an Apollo4s chip. It is expected be IPX5 certified for water resistance and have more than 50 sports modes, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in GPS for connectivity.

Battlegrounds Mobile India Receives Patch to Fix Issues Such as Shutting Down, Loading Screen Problems

Battlegrounds Mobile India — the local avatar of PUBG Mobile — received a client patch on Saturday to fix some of the known issues. The update fixes a bug that was causing the battle royale game to be stuck at the loading screen when the player is wearing Unicorn-set outfits. There is also a fix for the issue that was shutting down Battlegrounds Mobile India on some devices. Developer Krafton has released the patch just days after it reported the issues online. Some of the known problems are yet to be fixed, though.

Krafton provided release notes for the client patch through the Battlegrounds Mobile India site. As per the notes, the update fixes the problem that was keeping the game stuck at the loading screen when wearing Unicorn-set outfits. It was first reported last week.

The latest client patch also addresses the issue that was shutting down the game when accessing the Season (C1S1) menu on some devices. There is also a fix for the problem that was causing players to not get shot when riding a buggy vehicle in the Mission Ignition mode. Further, the patch fixes the issue that was reducing the sound coming from the Tesla vehicle of other players.

Battlegrounds Mobile India has received the patch through a server-side update. This means that you don’t need to download a new version from the Google Play store. However, the patch will be applied once you restart the game.

Although the latest patch addresses a number of known issues, there are still some that are yet to be fixed. For instance, Krafton has mentioned on its site that users are still not able to claim in-game currency UC in some cases and receive an error saying, “UC not being claimed intermittently after purchase.” It appears when the affected users try to purchase the UC from the game.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Specifications Tipped by Alleged Geekbench Listing, May Come With MediaTek Dimensity 700

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G launch is expected to take place soon and now the smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench. The listing on the benchmarking website shows some key possible specifications of the smartphone. The smartphone is rumoured to be a rebadged Samsung Galaxy A22 5G that was launched in India on July 23. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has also been spotted on Bluetooth SIG and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website, hinting at the Indian launch of the smartphone. Samsung is yet to make an official announcement on the Galaxy F42 5G.

The listing on Geekbench for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy F42 5G shows some key specifications that Samsung may offer it with. It is listed with the model number SM-E426B and has a 2GHz octa-core processor. The processor has the code name ARM MT6833V/NZA that is speculated to be the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. The processor is listed to be paired with 6GB of RAM. However, it is not confirmed if it is the only RAM configuration that will be offered. The listing also shows that the smartphone might run Android 11.

The Galaxy F42 5G scored 559 points in the single-core tests and 1,719 points in the multi-core tests. The Geekbench listing was first spotted by MySmartPrice and independently verified by Gadgets 360. No other specification has been listed on the benchmarking website

A report from last month by MySmartPrice shows that the Galaxy F42 5G was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG and BIS website. It can be expected that smartphone may be launched in India soon. The Bluetooth SIG listing shows that the smartphone, with the same model number SM-E426B, may come with Bluetooth v5.

The smartphone is expected to be a rebranded version of Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. If that is true, the Galaxy F42 5G may sport a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The smartphone may also pack a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. It may also feature a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, it may come with an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

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