Ontechbuzz Tech News 9

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Welcome to Ontechbuzz Tech News 9 || Today we have some interesting news let’s have a look on it. Updated on: 31th May 2018, 7:30 PM

First news from Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi8, Mi8 SE, MIUI 10 and Mi Band 3 Launched in China, Specifications, expected price in India

Xiaomi Mi 8 launch details

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi launched its most awaited flagship device Mi 8 in China today, the device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset, 6.21 Inch FullHD+ AMOLED Display Screen, 12MP (Primary lens)+12MP (telephoto) Dual Camera setup with AI Functionality, 20MP Selfie Camera, Dual Frequency GPS, Coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM, backed by 3400mAh Battery with Quick Charge 4.0 Support, sport USB Type C but Nooooo 3.5mm Audio Jack.

Xiaomi Mi 8 is first Android device to get Hardware based Facial recognition which uses infrared light and an infrared sensor to scan face to unlock device.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (Special Edition)

Mi 8 SE is powered by Snapdragon 710 Soc coupled with 4GB and 6GB RAM, 5.88 inch AMOLED FullHD+ Display, sports 12MP+5MP Dual Rear Camera setup, 20MP Selfie Camera. Both camera capable for AI Functionalities for scene recognition and other.

Mi Band 3

Mi Band 2 is pretty best selling fitness bands in 2017, and now its 2018 xiaomi comeup with new Mi Band 3 with improved features.

Mi Band 3 has a 0.78” OLED panel with 128 x 80 pixel resolution. It connects to devices through Bluetooth 4.2, sports a 110 mAh battery, Water resistant and Optional NFC connectivity.

The Mi Band 3 launched in price tag of CNY 169 (approximately Rs. 1,800), And NFC version of the Mi Band 3 available at CNY 199 (around Rs. 2,100).

Pricing and availability

Xiaomi Mi 8 launched in price tag of CNY 2,699 (around $420 or Rs 28,000) for the 64GB storage variant, 128GB variant has been priced at CNY 2,999 (around $460 or Rs 31,000), and the 256GB variant has been priced at CNY 3,299 (around $515 or Rs 34,700).

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has been priced at CNY 1,799 ($280 or Rs 18,900) for the 4GB RAM variant and CNY 1,999 ($312 or Rs 21,000) for the 6GB RAM variant. Availability details for Chinese and global markets are expected to be released in coming weeks. Also there are strong rumors hinted Xiami is planning to launch Mi 8, Mi 8 SE in Indian markets very soon. Details about Mi Band 3 availability in global markets haven’t been revealed.

Patanjali launches Kimbho Messaging App to compete with WhatsApp

Recently we seen Patanjali tieup with BSNL and launched Patanjali Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards, and now Patanjali announced Kimbho text and video messaging app.

Kimbho App is now available in Google Play Store.

Kimbho chat app is claimed to be AES encrypted and supports ghost chatting and auto-deletion of messages. As far as file support is concerned, the Kimbho platform supports videos, photos, doodle, stickers, GIF among others.

It can be seen as a complete WhatsApp competitor with location support as well. The app also support video chatting and interesting users can also draw doodles to share with their friends.

As of now Kimbho App already bagged 10 thousand users in just few hours of launch. As per my opinion, the app seems interesting and let’s see what kimbho app can do miracles in near future.

Next News from Google:

Google launches an app for discovering your neighborhood through local experts

Team Google developed this Application to help people source local information for the users. Right now, the app is limited only to Android users in Mumbai.

Google also illustrated that users would be able to share information while protecting their own personal privacy. Data like name, phone number etc. will be kept private when the users use Neighbourly.


Amazing right, In my opinion this is another great app from Google.

Next News from WhatsApp:

WhatsApp Group Calls slowly rolling out on Android

WhatsApp now supports group audio and video calls with up to four people. The feature seems to be slowly rolling out to Android users, so this could be a server-side rollout. This feature seems to be a server-side rollout rather than dependent on the app version. As of now, we do not know when everyone will get group chat support feature.

Next News from Vivo:

Vivo Y83 Silently Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

Vivo Y83

Vivo Y83 is company budget device with FullView 2.0 Display with Notch design silently launched in India. According to information obtained from an established Mumbai based mobile retailer, the Vivo Y83 with a FullView display is now available in India at a market operating price (MOP) of Rs. 14,990 for the 4GB RAM & 32GB inbuilt storage variant.

In terms of specifications, Vivo Y83 Sports 6.22 Inch FullHD+ FullView IPS Display with iPhone type notch design, runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 with Android Oreo OS out-of-the-box, Powered by MediaTek P20 Soc, 13MP Rear Camera & 8MP Selfie Camera,Face Unlock feature and powered by 3260mAh Battery capacity.

But the Vivo Y83 is missing Fingerprint Scanner and MediTek P20 is low end processor. I think its a offline exclusive device, at-least this phone should come-up with MediaTek P60 Processor but sadly Vivo come-up with average phone. In my opinion Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Realme 1 is better smartphone under Rs. 15,000 price segment.

These are interesting tech news I found today (31th May 2018, 7:30 PM).

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