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LG G7 ThinQ launch, Xiaomi Mi Music, Mi Video apps launch, Samsung Galaxy A6 leak, Facebook ‘Clear History’ feature and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top news stories of the day.

  • Published: May 2, 2018 9:00 PM IST
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As the day comes to an end, we saw a bunch of launches. But what kept us busy was the myriad of announcements from Facebook’s F8 2018 conference, and interesting tidbits from Apple’s earnings call. Here’s an overview of all that hit the headlines today.

LG G7 ThinQ launch

Towards the end of the day, LG launched its flagship smartphone for the year – G7 ThinQ. In line with the trends, the new smartphone comes with an Apple iPhone X-like full-screen display and notch. Apart from the top-of-the-line specifications and features, it also boasts a host of AI capabilities. Here’s a detailed look at the specifications and features of the LG G7 ThinQ and G7+ ThinQ.

Xiaomi Mi Music, Mi Video launched

Xiaomi today hosted a Mi POP event in Mumbai, where it launched two new apps – Mi Music and Mi Video. The Mi Music app boasts a huge content library courtesy of Hungama Music. There is also support for over 13 indic languages. Additionally, the company also launched the Mi Video online streaming app with over 500,000 videos from content partners like SonyLIV, Voot, Hungama Play, Alt Balaji, Zee5, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A6 spotted

The day kicked off with two unannounced Samsung smartphones cropping up online – Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+. The mid-range smartphones boast a thin bezel design along with Infinity Display. There’s no word on when Samsung plans to officially launch the smartphones. In the meanwhile, here’s a detailed look at the two smartphones’ specifications and features.

F8 2018: Facebook ‘Clear History’ feature and more

The day’s headlines were dominated by Facebook, which had a bunch of announcements at last night’s F8 2018 keynote. One of the standout features is called ‘Clear History’. This essentially gives users the ability to see the websites and apps that have access to their information. You will also be able to delete and even turn off the ability to store data associated with your account. Here’s a look at all the top announcements from the F8 2018 keynote.

Apple earnings call

Late last night, Apple announced its Q2 2018 earnings. During the call, Tim Cook revealed that the company had managed sell 52.2 million iPhones, thus putting an end to rumors about any decline. Cook was particularly positive about India, saying that Apple will “continue to put great energy” and will continue working on different initiatives.

Aadhaar not must for mobile SIM activation

Earlier today, the Indian government clarified that one doesn’t need an Aadhaar card to apply for a new mobile connection. Instead, one can continue to provide alternative identification documents such as driving licence, passport and voter ID card.

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  • Published Date: May 2, 2018 9:00 PM IST