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Moto E5, E5 Plus India launch, OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black sale, Xiaomi fourth anniversary sale and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top stories from tech today.

  • Published: July 10, 2018 7:51 PM IST
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It’s been an exciting day for technology. And for that reason, we’re glad to bring you a quick daily wrap of all the exciting news stories that have emerged from the world of technology. Toping our list is the launch of the Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus. While that was happening, the 256GB Midnight Black variant of the OnePlus 6 also went on sale today. Xiaomi is also celebrating its 4-year anniversary today with exciting offers. There’s plenty more included in our daily news wrap up.

Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus India launch

Motorola launched Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus today priced at Rs 9,999, and Rs 11,999 respectively. The Moto E5 Plus will be available via Amazon India, and Motorola’s official Moto Hub retail stores starting July 11. The Moto E5 will only be available through Moto Hub stores.

The Moto E5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display, while the Moto E5 Plus features a 6-inch IPS LCD HD+ display. Being the low-end variant, the Moto E5 is powered by a Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, while the Moto E5 Plus features a Snapdragon 430 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both devices run Android 8.1 Oreo OS, and are backed by 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh batteries respectively.

OnePlus 6 Midnight Black 256GB sale

OnePlus is adding to the current line-up of its flagship smartphone by adding a 256GB storage variant for its midnight black color variant. The device went on sale via Amazon India today for a price of Rs 43,999.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and has a 6.28-inch notched full-HD AMOLED screen. It features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Rest of the features are similar to other OnePlus 6 variants. The device will also be going on sale again via oneplus.in on July 14, along with official offline channels.

Paytm Mall ‘Student Lap-Shop’ sale

Paytm Mall has announced “Student Lap-Shop” sale, where students can avail flat cashback of up to Rs 20,000 on Intel-powered laptops, along with cashback vouchers of up to Rs 30,000. Additionally, ICICI bank credit card users can also avail 10 percent cashback, and 12-month interest-free EMIs.

To make it easier Paytm has categorized laptops based on different segments. These include engineers and coders, law and arts students, architects and designers, and finally business and management students. A variety of laptops across brands are available.

Xiaomi fourth anniversary Mi 4 You sale

Xiaomi is celebrating its fourth anniversary in the Indian market with Mi 4 You sale event, where the company is offering deals for almost all the products it sells in the Indian market. The sale kicked-off today, and carries a variety of offers that include “Rs 4 Flash sale”, “Blink & Miss Deals”, “12 PM Blockbusters”, “Mi Anniversary Specials”, and “Grab Coupons”. These offers carry deals, discounts, and bundled deals across product categories.

Microsoft Surface Go launched

Microsoft today launched the Surface Go tablet in US for $399 (approximately Rs 27,400). The device is available for pre-orders, and will start shipping in August.

It comes with a 10-inch display with resolution of 1800×1200 resolution and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The device is powered by Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor and comes in two RAM and storage variants. It features USB-C 3.1 port, and is said to offer a battery life of nine hours. It also comes with Windows 10 operating system with the S mode enabled. Microsoft has also designed a range of accessories for the device.

Watch: Apple iOS 12 features

Apple releases iOS 11.4.1

Apple today announced the release of iOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1 to the public. The updates do not bring any major change in terms of features but offer minor bug fixes with improvements. The iOS update brings in small improvements to Find My AirPods feature, syncing with mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts. There is also a new USB Restricted Mode included, which will help improve security on the iPhone and iPad. Apple has mostly focused on bug fixes with the watchOS 4.3.2. There is also iOS 11.4.1 released for the HomePod.

 

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  • Published Date: July 10, 2018 7:51 PM IST