Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Go Expected to launch February 28

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Go Expected to launch February 28


In English

Xiaomi has sent out invites for February 28 with an artistic rendition of the number 7, which leads us to believe that the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 are on their way.

Just as Mobile World Congress would be coming to an end, it seems Xiaomi is getting ready for a long-awaited launch in India. The company has been building up to the launch of the Redmi Note 7 for the last few weeks, but now, we have a date. On February 28, the company will be launching the Redmi Note 7 and possibly the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. We also expect the company to launch the Redmi Go.


Just as Mobile World Congress would be coming to an end, it seems Xiaomi is getting ready for a long-awaited launch in India. The company has been building up to the launch of the Redmi Note 7 for the last few weeks, but now, we have a date. On February 28, the company will be launching the Redmi Note 7 and possibly the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. We also expect the company to launch the Redmi Go.


The Redmi Note 7 Pro has been highly anticipated and is expected to come with a number of impressive features. For starters, there’s a 48-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 586) on the primary camera, which if its anything like the one on the Honor View 20 (Review), should be a winner by itself. The phone is also expected to ship with the new Snapdragon 675 processor which will provide support for the aforementioned 48MP camera and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+, amongst other things. The phone is expected to sport a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2340×1080, the same as the one on the Redmi Note 7. The battery capacity on the Redmi Note 7 Pro is expected to be 4000mAh.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Go Expected to launch February 28

The Redmi Note 7 has already launched in China and we have a good idea of what to expect. The phone, in its current form, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and comes in 3 RAM/storage variants. You can choose between 3GB, 4GB and 6GB of RAM, with storage options being 32GB of the lowest RAM variant and 64GB storage for the other two. In terms of imaging, there’s the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor, which offers a true resolution of 12 megapixels, which it’s able to upscale to 48MP. The Redmi Note 7 sports a 4000mAh battery.


Lastly, Xiaomi is also expected to announce the Redmi Go, the company’s first Android Go device. The phone is expected to sport a 5-inch display with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Powering the phone will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with 1GB of RAM.



In Hindi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 भारत में 28 फरवरी के लिए लॉन्च किया गया, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Go भी अपेक्षित था |

Xiaomi ने 28 फरवरी को 7 नंबर की कलात्मक प्रस्तुति के साथ निमंत्रण भेजा है, जो हमें विश्वास दिलाता है कि रेडमी नोट 7 प्रो और रेडमी नोट 7 अपने रास्ते पर हैं।

जिस तरह मोबाइल वर्ल्ड कांग्रेस खत्म होने वाली है, ऐसा लगता है कि Xiaomi भारत में लंबे समय से प्रतीक्षित लॉन्च के लिए तैयार हो रहा है। कंपनी पिछले कुछ हफ्तों से Redmi Note 7 के लॉन्च का निर्माण कर रही है, लेकिन अब, हमारे पास एक तारीख है। 28 फरवरी को कंपनी रेडमी नोट 7 और संभवतः भारत में रेडमी नोट 7 प्रो लॉन्च करेगी। हमें उम्मीद है कि कंपनी Redmi Go लॉन्च करेगी।

Redmi Note 7 Pro को अत्यधिक प्रत्याशित किया गया है और कई प्रभावशाली सुविधाओं के साथ आने की उम्मीद है। शुरुआत के लिए, प्राथमिक कैमरे पर एक 48-मेगापिक्सल सेंसर (सोनी आईएमएक्स 586) है, जो कि ऑनर व्यू 20 (रिव्यू) पर किसी भी चीज को पसंद करता है, तो वह खुद विजेता होना चाहिए। फोन में नए स्नैपड्रैगन 675 प्रोसेसर के साथ जहाज होने की भी उम्मीद है जो अन्य चीजों के अलावा, उपरोक्त 48MP कैमरा और क्वालकॉम के क्विक चार्ज 4+ के लिए समर्थन प्रदान करेगा। फोन में 2340×1080 के रिज़ॉल्यूशन वाले 6.3 इंच के डिस्प्ले को स्पोर्ट करने की उम्मीद है, वही रेडमी नोट 7 पर। रेडमी नोट 7 प्रो की बैटरी क्षमता 4000mAh होने की उम्मीद है।

Redmi Note 7 चीन में पहले ही लॉन्च हो चुका है और हमें इस बात का अच्छा अंदाजा है कि क्या उम्मीद की जाए। फोन, अपने वर्तमान रूप में, क्वालकॉम स्नैपड्रैगन 660 प्रोसेसर द्वारा संचालित है और 3 रैम / स्टोरेज वेरिएंट में आता है। आप 3GB, 4GB और 6GB RAM में से किसी एक को चुन सकते हैं, जिसमें स्टोरेज विकल्प 32GB सबसे कम रैम वैरिएंट और 64GB स्टोरेज के लिए होगा। इमेजिंग के संदर्भ में, सैमसंग ISOCELL GM1 सेंसर है, जो 12 मेगापिक्सेल का एक सही रिज़ॉल्यूशन प्रदान करता है, जिसे यह 48MP तक बढ़ा सकता है। रेडमी नोट 7 में 4000mAh की बैटरी दी गई है।


अंत में, Xiaomi द्वारा कंपनी के पहले Android Go डिवाइस Redmi Go की घोषणा करने की भी उम्मीद है। फोन में 8MP का रियर कैमरा और 5MP का फ्रंट फेसिंग कैमरा के साथ 5 इंच का डिस्प्ले दिया जाएगा। फोन को पॉवर देने वाला क्वालकॉम स्नैपड्रैगन 425 चिपसेट होगा जिसमें 1GB रैम होगी।



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Android Pie is coming to the Xiaomi

Android Pie is coming to the Xiaomi

Android Pie is coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Mi 6X, and Redmi S2 in Q1, beta sign-ups are live

Xiaomi’s OS update cycle differs from the conventional cycle followed by most other OEMs. In addition to base Android versions, Xiaomi devices also rely on MIUI updates for getting new features and stability improvements. This often means that features across devices are reliant more on the MIUI version than on the Android version of the device. On the other hand, the base Android version update definitely takes more time to arrive on the device as compared to other OEMs, but that is to be expected considering how heavy MIUI is as a UX skin.

Nonetheless, Xiaomi remains committed in bringing over the latest Android version to more and more devices in its portfolio. The Android Pie update was promised for devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 8, and these have been delivered accordingly.

Now, Xiaomi has promised to bring over Android Pie for Xiaomi Mi 6X, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro in India), the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2 in India), with the internal beta estimated to be ready within Q1 of 2019. While this news does not give a concrete timeline on when the stable update arrives for devices like the Indian Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Redmi Y2, it does imply that both the devices will receive an official Android Pie update, eventually.

If you would like to participate in the internal beta program for these devices, head on over to the Beta Sign-Up page. Keep in mind that beta software is called beta for a reason, so only sign up if you know what you are walking into. For those unsure, keep calm and wait for stable Pie.


First look at 2019 Apple iPhone XI

First look at 2019 Apple iPhone XI

Can a triple-camera setup be the key chance of Apple’s iPhone comeback?

First look at 2019 Apple iPhone XI
Image Credit: Digit India


Apple’s planned expansion into a three-smartphone model wasn’t exactly rewarded in 2018 as the company’s shares dipped 12 percent in December, but the Cupertino-based company has a history of bouncing back. While it’s still too early to judge the fate of the IPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR, we can now confirm that Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2019, continuing the current lineup. We have gotten our hands on a very early look at the 2019 iPhone. This is in fact the very first look at what Apple is up to and by the looks of it, the next flagship iPhone will have three cameras on the back.


It is claimed that the 2019 iPhones are still in Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage, and there could be changes in the details when the phones will eventually launch in September 2019. We also know that Apple plans to launch three iPhones in September 2019 — One low-end variant, possibly the successor to the iPhone XR and two high-end variants, succeeding the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. Not knowing the scale at which the image was rendered, it is difficult to say which variant will sport the three cameras. However, given the drastic change in the camera setup, this, most probably, is our closest look at the top of the line 2019 iPhone.


The leaked renders reveal a square camera unit housing three cameras aligned non-linearly. There are two cameras aligned vertically, similar to the iPhone XS. The render reveals there will be a third camera placed between the two, on the side. Above that is an LED flash and a microphone on the bottom.



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The fact that the 2019 iPhones may have three cameras is cross-referenced by an earlier report by Bloomberg that states Apple will adopt long-distance 3D ToF technology on the 2019 iPhones. With a non-aligned camera module on the back, Apple could adopt the technology for the rear camera, similar to the Oppo R17 Pro. ToF or Time of Flight technology relies on how much time light takes to bounce off an object to create a 3D map. Sony is presently manufacturing 3D sensors for the technology, and the Bloomberg report stated the publication spoke to Sony to confirm the news. The leaked renders, as a result seem to be accurate to the information available so far.


The third camera can be used to focus faster on the object, and to create 3D models. It can track objects even in dark almost instantaneously by throwing laser pulses at the object and measuring the time taken by the laser to bounce back to the sensor. The sensors can have an even bigger impact in AR and VR. Sony claims the ToF sensor can be used to map rooms in real-time. In a demonstration, the report claimed Sony showed the camera can be used to track user’s hands in a game, like casting a spell.


“Cameras revolutionized phones, and based on what I’ve seen, I have the same expectation for 3D [cameras],” Satoshi Yoshihara, Head of Sony’s sensor division told Bloomberg. Sony plans to ramp up the production of rear and front facing 3D ToF sensors to meet the iPhone demand. The production is expected to kick start late summer.

First look at 2019 Apple iPhone XI



The 2019 iPhones are still nine months away from becoming available. And while we can confirm the flagship smartphones will use a new technology to improve photography, the design itself is not final. However, the renders reveal the black-coloured rear panel will be made of glass (the shine around the edges denotes that). The Apple logo will remain the centre of attraction though, positioned in the top centre.


An earlier report also claimed Apple will not have a major design revamp. Tipster Ice Universe had noted in a Tweet that Apple will stick to using the notch in 2019 and in 2020, the company is expected to launch iPhones with punch-hole displays.


While the presence of three cameras certainly sound impressive, it is likely to push up the cost of production further. In a teardown of the iPhone XS Max, it was noted that the bill of materials of the 256GB 2018 flagship iPhone was $443, as compared to the $1243 price tag it fetches in the US. Knowing Apple and its affinity to use high-quality components, the cost is likely to increase further. Now it remains to be seen whether that will affect the price of the 2019 iPhones.


Apple reduced the forecast of iPhone sales for the upcoming quarterly report after lower-than-expected sales in 2018. The company has introduced price-cuts and trade-in incentives to boost sales of the 2018 iPhones. Many analysts believe the ongoing trade war between US and China have hurt iPhone sales in China, while the high price of the iPhones in India have led to a lacklustre response in the world’s second largest smartphone market.



It remains to be seen whether by adding a third camera to the setup (and making the iPhone look extremely ugly in the process), Apple can bounce back from a disappointing 2018. The company has done it multiple times in the past, and as the leaks suggest, a three-camera iPhone will be the key to company’s comeback plan.


While it is too early to believe such leaks, especially with such an awkward design, we suggest that you take this with a pinch of salt.

Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer Announced

Reliance Jio is offering an Ajio voucher worth Rs 399 on the Rs 399 recharge.




Key Highlights:

  • Reliance Jio announces ‘Happy New Year Offer’
  • Jio users will get to avail 100 percentcashback on Rs 399 recharge
  • One will get Ajio voucher worth Rs 399



As the year comes to a close, Reliance Jio has announced a ‘Happy New Year Offer’ for its customers. The new offer is somewhat similar to what the telco has offered in the past and Jio users will get to avail 100 percent cashback when they recharge their connection with the Rs 399 plan. It should be noted that the telco is offering Ajio coupons worth the recharge value (Rs 399) under the new offer, which will be credited to their coupons section, in the MyJio account. One will get to avail the benefits of the new offer between December 28, 2018, and January 31, 2019. Additionally, the coupons that are credited after the recharge will be valid until March 15.

The coupons will also be eligible over the existing Ajio offers and will be available via the Ajio app or the website when one places an order with a minimum cart value of Rs 1,000. This offer is available for both new and old Jio subscribers and as mentioned earlier, is only applicable on the telco’s Rs 399 prepaid recharge option. You can go through the entire terms and conditions here. Under this recharge plan, Jio users will get to avail 1.5GB data per day with a validity of 84 days, along with unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day and a complimentary subscription to Jio’s suite of apps like JioCinema, Jio Chat and others.


In other Jio news, the company is working to launch an “affordable large-screen smartphone” for users who want to upgrade to a 4G-enabled smartphone. The company was also recently spotted testing its VoWiFi (voice over Wi-Fi) service again. Back in July, Jio was said to be testing the feature and it was said be roll out in the next few months but that didn’t happen. A report suggested that Jio was testing the feature across multiple circles including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala.


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Microsoft Surface Go First Impressions | Tech Magg

Microsoft Surface Go First Impressions | Tech Magg

Microsoft Surface Go First Impressions | Tech Magg


Highlights :

  • High-res 10€ PixelSense Display designed to be viewed, touched, and written on
  • Lightest Surface yet, starting at 1.15lbs
  • All-day battery life, with up to 9 hours of unplugged power
  • Runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode, streamlined for security and superior performance
  • Includes multi-tasking USB-C, fast-charging Surface Connect, and headphone jack. Use it in Laptop, Tablet or Studio Mode.
Buy Now :

With the late February launch of the Surface Pro, it’s been a busy year for Microsoft in India. It decided to bring its entire Surface line-up to the country. Sticking to that plan, it has just launched the Surface Go, which—in the words you want to hear—is the cheapest Surface device sold yet. It’s available in two variants and both come with a 7th-gen Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y CPU. The base variant gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on an eMMC chip for Rs 37,999. The top-end variant gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on a PCIe-based solid-state drive for Rs 49,999.


Body Design : Microsoft Surface Go

Both variants of the Surface Go run Windows 10 in S mode by default, which means you’re limited to apps installed through the Microsoft Store (for security reasons primarily). However, I was informed at the product presentation that the user can make a one-time switch out of S mode. During the hands-on session I got a chance to play with the Surface Go. As soon as I approached one, I felt it looked exactly like the Surface Pro but stubbier and smaller, which is what Microsoft was going for. It felt extremely light in the hands when I lifted it and even more so when I tore the keyboard off its bottom edge. The device alone weighs only 520g, which is half of what most Ultrabooks out there weigh. The optional keyboard adds about 200g.

The magnesium surface of the well… Surface, felt smooth and grippy and the soft velvety back of the optional Type Cover keyboard even more so. On the top side I noticed a power button and a volume rocker. Around the sides I found a single USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. There was, of course, that signature magnetic power port as well.

User Experience: Insufficient for a proper laptop
As I played with the Surface Go I noticed that the device’s keyboard, touchpad, and display were too small for me to use conveniently. I made errors while typing frequently because the keys were placed too closely to one another. What’s more, I felt I had little space to scribble on the device’s 10-inch PixelSense display. Plucked away from the dangling keyboard and stylus, the Surface Go felt good in the hands as a tablet. There was sufficient bezel around the display. So holding it like an iPad to take photos was an easy affair.

Microsoft Surface Go First Impressions | Tech Magg



I can’t say I was impressed with the demo device’s performance because the Surface Go stammered every few seconds when I tried to enter some text in Microsoft Word. Things did not improve even after clearing out apps in Task Manager and performing a reboot. Other Office 365 apps like PowerPoint opened in under five seconds and a full warm boot did not take more than 40 seconds, which is not bad at all. Still, only a full review will tell us what performance is like on the Surface Go. For the moment, I’m just going to point at the line in the Surface Go’s spec sheet that says ‘Intel Pentium’, then to its price tag, and give you a suggestive wink.



First Impressions

At the product presentation, the Microsoft representative stressed on the fact that the Surface Go was designed for use with the Surface Pen stylus as much as it was with the touchpad and keyboard. Suffice it to say that by the end of the presentation that it was clear Microsoft definitely wanted a piece of the market pie that the Apple iPad line-up is gobbling up quietly all by itself. Here’s my problem with that aim: Microsoft isn’t doing enough.

If it really wanted its customers to start scribbling on a fresh OneNote page right after purchase, Microsoft would’ve offered its Surface Pen stylus along with the petite ten-inch device without charging an extra Rs 9,500. I say this because, as a full-fledged laptop, the tiny Surface Go seems insufficient, and as a creator’s portable tablet, incomplete. Nonetheless, a comprehensive review will tell us if the Microsoft Surface Go is really worth the half a lakh it demands.

Microsoft Confirms Edge Is Switching to Chromium, and Coming to Windows 7, Windows 8 as Well as macOS

Microsoft Confirms Edge Is Switching to Chromium
Microsoft Edge is ditching the existing EdgeHTML browser engine by switching to Chromium


Microsoft Confirms Edge Is Switching to Chromium


Highlights

  • Microsoft has confirmed its plan to use Chromium engine for Edge browser

  • The company is also set to bring Edge to macOS

  • It will also support development of the Chromium project


Microsoft has officially announced that it is bringing Chromium engine to Microsoft Edge. The open-source Web rendering engine is already available to the masses through Google’s Chrome browser. The Redmond-based giant also wants to become a “significant contributor” to the Chromium project. Alongside switching to Chromium engine, Microsoft has revealed that it is expanding its Edge to Apple’s macOS. A Chromium version of the Edge browser is also reaching previous Windows platforms, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

“Ultimately, we want to make the Web experience better for many different audiences,” says Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Windows, in a blog post. “People using Microsoft Edge (and potentially other browsers) will experience improved compatibility with all websites while getting the best-possible battery life and hardware integration on all kinds of Windows devices. Web developers will have a less-fragmented web platform to test their sites against, ensuring that there are fewer problems and increased satisfaction for users of their sites; and because we’ll continue to provide the Microsoft Edge service-driven understanding of legacy IE-only sites, Corporate IT will have improved compatibility for both old and new web apps in the browser that comes with Windows.”

By switching to Chromium, Microsoft is finally ditching the existing EdgeHTML browser engine. The company is set to align Microsoft Edge simultaneously with Web standards and with other Chromium-based browsers. This will help Web developers easily test their new projects, without making any tweaks to make them compatible with the Edge browser. Microsoft is also committing to improve the Chromium project by working on features such as ARM64 support, Web accessibility, and touch support.

For the end users, the switch is vital as it will help Microsoft Edge address the ongoing compatibility issues with a large number of websites. Support for browser engines such as Blink and V8 JavaScript will also come to the Edge as these are a part of the Chromium project that has Adobe, Google, Intel, Opera Software amongst its key contributors.

“Over the next year or so, we’ll be making a technology change that happens ‘under the hood’ for Microsoft Edge, gradually over time, and developed in the open so those of you who are interested can follow along,” adds Belfiore.

Aside from opting for Chromium engine, Microsoft is set to bring the Edge browser to other platforms including macOS. This is something big if you’re among the developers who want to have the Edge browser on your Mac machine to test your Web projects. Microsoft hasn’t announced any specific schedule around the Edge support for macOS, though it’s likely to be sometime next year.

Microsoft has also revealed that it is bringing the Edge browser to Windows 7 and Windows 8. This means the browser will no longer be exclusive to Windows 10.

The arrival of Microsoft on the board of supporters of the Chromium project could indirectly help Google bring new changes to Chrome, which is currently the most popular Chromium-based browser. Also, it will give the Windows maker a chance to once again attract the open source community.

A preview build of the Edge browser based on Chromium engine is expected to debut in early next year. Meanwhile, you can join the Microsoft Edge Insider community to receive updates around the new development and continually get new preview builds to set the stage for the refreshed Edge experience.

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update will bring Vikendi map, snowmobile, snow weather and more

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update will bring Vikendi map

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update will bring Vikendi map, snowmobile, snow weather and more


The Vikendi Map for PUBG Mobile will be available for download from 0:00 UTC (5:30 AM IST) on December 20 and will be available for matchmaking 24 hours later.

It looks like the newly announced Vikendi map will be making its way to PUBG Mobile sooner, rather than later. The new map will be available as a part of the 0.10.0 update to the game. Other new additions include a new weather mode called snow and the new map also gets an exclusive vehicle – the snowmobile. Instead of Apples, Players will be able to engage in snowball fights on Vikendi’s spawn island. The new map will be available for download from 0:00 UTC (5:30AM IST) on December 20 and will be available for matchmaking 24 hours later. It should be noted that the PUBG Mobile beta v0.10.0 is already available, but does not include Vikendi yet.

Besides this, the 0.10.0 update for PUBG Mobile also brings a whole host of new features. It will bring a new control layout for players with large hands. Additionally, there will be a display for Crew Challenge Winners on Erangel’s Spawn Island and the name of Season 1’s winning team will appear on the Spawn Island in their respective servers and modes.

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update will bring Vikendi map


There are also some new thematic changes made to the game like a snow theme for the main menu. Further, players will be challenged to collect bells from all Classic Mode matches and then exchange them for rewards. Matchmaking has been changed as well and cross-server match-making gives players a chance to be matched with others of the same tier on other servers. Further, those who repeatedly exit matches right after starting will now be banned from playing for a short time. 

For the complete list of what you can expect with PUBG Mobile v0.10.0, check out the patch notes below.

New Map and In-game changes:

Vikendi, a 6km x 6km snow map
Will be available for download at 0:00 UTC on 20 DEC 2018, and available for matchmaking 24 hours later
New weather mode added: Snow
Vikendi-exclusive vehicle: Snowmobile
Snowball Fight added to Vikendi’s Spawn Island
Added layout for players with large hands
Added a display for Crew Challenge winners on Erangel’s Spawn Island. Season 1’s winning teams will appear on the Spawn Island of their respective server and modes (Season 2 registration starts at 0:00 UTC on 18 DEC 2018)
Players’ best results in Crew Challenge will now be shown on their Crew pages and can be shared with other players

Thematic Changes:

Added a Snow theme to the main menu. Collect bells from all Classic mode matches and exchange them for rewards at the event center
Shop’s front page has been tuned to emphasize themes of each major update

Matchmaking Changes:

Added cross-server matchmaking. After enabling, players have a chance to be matched to players of the same tier on other servers.
Players that repeatedly exiting matches right after starting will now be banned from finding matches for a period of time.

Security Improvements:

Players may now report suspicious behavior while spectating after dying.

Reward Improvements:

Players now can collect all daily mission awards at once.
Added Firearms Finish Upgrade System, where players can use materials at the Lab to upgrade certain weapon finishes to get additional kill effects, unique kill broadcasts, and death crate appearances.
Added Lucky Treasure, a feature that gives players a chance to get upgradable weapon finish Glacier – M416 when they finish daily missions.
Added Season spending rewards. Spend different amounts to get excellent rewards and steep discounts on firearm finishes

Other Improvements:

Added Arabic support
Players now do not need to select a second language for matchmaking and chatChat system now takes up less memory and stores more messages
New commands added to Quick Chat


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PUBG Mobile gets a new live-action trailer, watch here

PUBG Mobile gets a new live-action trailer

PUBG Mobile gets a new live-action Trailer

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that PUBG Mobile is one of the most famous battle royale games since there are well over 20 million daily active players. Developers of the game recently announced the new Vikendi snow map for the title, which is currently playable in PC test servers of the game and will soon roll out for the game on Mobile, Xbox and PS4 as well. The battle royale gaming title was also recently announced for the PS4 and the live action trailer for it was showcased, which was well made. Now, the company has released a similar live-action trailer for PUBG Mobile, which is titled #TheRealBattleground Live-action Trailer.

While previous live-action trailers of the game that were released in Chinese have been gritty, with a more serious approach, the new trailer adds a light spin to it. The new PUBG Mobile highlights the basic gameplay for anyone who has not yet tried their hands to win the chicken dinner and sums up the entire battle royale experience in short sequence of clips that are stitched well. The one minute clip digs into the PUBG Mobile experience from dropping down with the parachute to gearing up and taking on enemies as soon as you land (in war mode, we presume).


PUBG creators are well versed on how to market the game in an enticing manner so that one who hasn’t tried the game might also be tempted. We really liked the Vikendi Snow Map CG Announcement Trailer that starts in a sublime manner but soon reveals that the new map will not only be full of new places to explore, but also require better tactics. The PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update will bring the Vikendi map for players and alongside the new weather mode called snow, the map also gets an exclusive vehicle – the snowmobile. There are many new features and improvements to the game and you can go through the patch notes here.

ECG Sensor on the Apple Watch Series 4 saves a life within days of launch

ECG Sensor on the Apple Watch Series 4 saves a life within days of launch

The ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 arrived in the US just earlier this week and has reportedly already saved a life.

When Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 4, one of the main highlights of the device was its ability to record Electro-Cardiogram or ECG readings. This was achieved by an additional sensor embedded in the Digital Crown. However, it was also announced that the ECG feature would be a US exclusive for some time to come due to relevant approvals. Additionally, when the watch went on sale, the feature was missing, that is until last week, when Apple rolled out WatchOS 5.1.2 which brought the feature to the Apple Watch. Within less than a week of release, the ECG feature has already saved a life.

According to a Reddit user who had just enabled the feature on his new Apple Watch Series 4, he received an abnormal heart-rate notification on the watch. This prompted him to take a quick ECG reading which showed him that he was experiencing an atrial fibrillation event (Afib). He took the readings several times and arrived at the same conclusion. The user’s post further says that he drove himself to the hospital and as he walked into the ER said, “Ok so there is a new watch feature….hahaha….I’m silly but can we check this?” And when a technician checked his heart on a monitor, he was alarmed enough to get a doctor to come right away. After an examination, the doc tells him, “You should buy Apple stock. This probably saved you. I read about this last night and thought we would see an upswing this week. I didn’t expect it first thing this morning.”

The ECG feature along with Fall Detection were the two major features of the new Apple Watch Series 4, both of which have received positive feedback from customers who have benefitted from their real-life use cases. In the days leading up to the WatchOS 5.1.2 release, there had been reports that users outside the US could get the ECG feature by changing the region on their Apple Watch and paired iPhone to U.S., but we can confirm that this method will not work. Apple has also clarified that the feature only ships on devices that were slated for sale within the United States of America. The ECG feature, given its medical relevance, requires approval from each country’s competent medical authorities before it can ship within that country. In the US, Apple received FDA approval for the same and is working with the relevant medical authorities of various countries to expand the availability of the feature.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX announced, designed specifically for ARM-powered Windows PCs with “extreme” performance



Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX announced, designed specifically for ARM-powered Windows PCs with “extreme” performance


On the third day of Qualcomm’s third annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, the focus shifted to ARM-powered Windows PCs. Qualcomm announced the second-generation Snapdragon chip for Always-Connected PCs, called the Snapdragon 8CX. The platform is based on a 7nm process node, a first for a processor designed for Windows PC. It won’t replace the Snapdragon 850 that Qualcomm launched at Computex earlier this year.

The Snapdragon 8CX touts a heterogeneous architecture, much like Qualcomm’s mobile platform. The CPU, GPU, DSP and the ISP along with the LTE modem are all integrated in the chip and will work without needing fans in thin-and-light designs. The entire presentation though was filled with snarky comparisons with Intel’s processors, especially in the thin and light space. Qualcomm claimed the Snapdragon 8CX is twice as powerful as a 7W Intel Y-series CPU and offers the same performance as a 15W Intel chip, but with higher power efficiency. The performance metric is probably measured through synthetic benchmark, most likely in single-threaded performance. The number is interesting because the new MacBook Air is powered by the 7W Intel chip, and going by the tall claims by Qualcomm, it’s apparently twice as fast. The performance boost is most likely for the 7nm process node as Qualcomm is able to pack more transistors even though the company had the choice to increase power efficiency here.


The Snapdragon 8CX will use Kryo 495 CPU cores in a big. LITTLE arrangement. Four performance cores based on the Cortex-A76 and four efficiency cores based on the Cortex-A55, that will divide the load up depending on the intensity. Each core will get a private L2 cache and a shared L3 and system cache. While Qualcomm didn’t specify the individual size of the cache, save for the fact that there’s a total 10MB of cache memory. Qualcomm did not officially disclose the clock speeds and the RAM limit of the Snapdragon 8CX, but the reference design laptop that the company had in the demo rooms was running at 2.75GHz with 8GB of RAM and 250GB SSD.


The CPU is paired with the new Adreno 680 GPU which Qualcomm claimed to be the most powerful graphics unit they ever made. It’s reportedly twice as fast as the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 and 3.5 times faster than the Snapdragon 835 that powered the first-generation ARM-powered Windows PCs. The big metric to note here is that the GPU on the Snapdragon 8CX is 60 percent more efficient than the previous generation. Interestingly, Qualcomm showed off the graphics processing capabilities of the new chip with a demo of Asphalt 9 which is more popular in smartphones than PCs. Nevertheless, the Adreno 680 has twice the number of transistors and twice the memory bandwidth and supports DirectX 12 and can output to two 4K HDR monitors simultaneously.


The Snapdragon 8CX will support Windows 10 Enterprise with collaboration with Mozilla to develop a dedicated browser for Always-Connected PCs. Windows on Snapdragon can now come with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and support NVMe SSD and UFS 3.0 storage, although it will ultimately depend on the OEMs to ship the laptops with faster and more memory.There has been no increase in the battery-life in the Snapdragon 8CX SoC. It will still deliver over a day of battery life, which in my opinion, is the real reason one should get a Snapdragon-powered PC. It also sports the same Snapdragon X24 LTE modem Qualcomm announced in the Snapdragon 855 that can deliver peak download speed of 2Gbps. The company even teased that they will be ready with a 5G-powered Snapdragon chip for Windows in 2019. That’s certainly something to look forward to in markets where 5G will be deployed next year. Qualcomm Senior Vice President, Sanjay Mehta said the first wave of Snapdragon 8CX-powered PCs will hit the market in the second half of 2019 and IFA in Berlin is when we can expect the new PCs to come out. More importantly, he said the PCs will be coming to emerging markets including India in the second or third quarter of 2019.


While we will reserve our verdict about the Snapdragon 8CX till we get our hands on a PC powered by the new chip, the Snapdragon 8CX certainly sounds impressive in the tall claims Qualcomm made at the presentation. It’s the first SoC Qualcomm has designed that is dedicated to PCs, and safe to say, Intel should be a little scared right now.