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OnePlus 6 has Dirac support, BSNL and Bharti Airtel revise data plans, Nokia 7 Plus users are troubled, and more: Daily News Wrap

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  • Published: June 15, 2018 7:18 PM IST
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Good Evening. It’s Friday, that time of the week when you should stand from your desk because Apple CEO Tim Cook says “sitting for long time is the new cancer.” Okay, stand now. I strongly recommend watching Rubenstein’s Peer to Peer Conversation with Tim Cook.

Now, let’s shift focus towards technology news for the day. OnePlus revealed that its latest flagship features Dirac Power Sound and Dirac HD Sound. Microsoft revealed that April 2018 update of Windows 10 was the fastest to reach 250 million devices. The update brings features like Timeline allowing for a cross-platform experience across devices. Nokia 7 Plus users are troubled while WhatsApp begins opening its UPI payments platform for the masses. So, its Friday and you might be thinking of unwinding from the technology world. Well, if you plan to do so then we want to help get you speed with the news:

OnePlus 6 features Dirac Power Sound

OnePlus 6 is a very different flagship because it still supports a 3.5mm audio jack. Now, the company has revealed that it also supports Dirac Power Sound and Dirac HD Sound for a more powerful audio experience.

Dirac is a Swedish firm specializing in audio optimization and tuning to include some of its sound correction. The Dirac technology works with the speaker as well as the 3.5mm jack on the smartphone.

Nokia 7 Plus users are troubled

Nokia 7 Plus users are finding themselves in a very different kind of trouble. The company’s Android P Beta which includes the security patch for June, is downgrading them to Android 8.1 Oreo. Yes, HMD Global is offering Nokia 7 Plus users downgrade when they seek an upgrade.

The update weighing in at 1.3GB does not hint at the downgrade and users seem to be facing other issues including frequent crashes, and unresponsive behavior of applications on their phone. If you own a Nokia 7 Plus then you should either refrain from downloading the update or simply go back to Oreo.

MediaTek details its Helio P22 chipset

MediaTek is sharing more details about its Helio P22 chipset, the one powering the newly launched Redmi 6 smartphone. The new chipset is an octa-core SoC with maximum clock frequency of 2GHz and is based on new 12nm process.

The Helio P22 also supports dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5 and there is also support for AI computation. It comes with four ARM Cortex A53 cores and supports HD+ panels with resolution up to 1600 x 720 pixels.

BSNL revises its combo plans

BSNL has revised its prepaid combo plan to offer 2GB data per day. The state-owned telecom player’s combo plans previously offered 1GB or 1.5GB data. The move is a clear attempt to take on Reliance Jio’s Double Dhamaka Offer which offered 1.5GB additional data.

The offer is valid from June 18, 2018 and will be provisionally available for a period of 60 days.

Xiaomi MIUI 10 global update is now rolling out

Xiaomi MIUI 10 global update is now rolling out for select devices in the form of beta ROM. The beta ROM is being pushed out as an OTA update for devices including the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2S and Redmi S2.

Xiaomi says MIUI 10 is designed with full-screen experience in mind. It brings a redesigned recent apps menu and support for single-camera portrait mode.

Bharti Airtel Revises Rs 99 Prepaid Plan

BSNL is not alone when it comes to revising the prepaid plan. Bharti Airtel, the leading telecom player has revised its Rs 99 prepaid plan to offer 2GB data and 2800 SMS.

The plan comes with a validity of 28 days and previously offered only 1GB of data. The plan also offers unlimited voice calls without any fair usage policy involved with it.

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  • Published Date: June 15, 2018 7:18 PM IST