comscore Apple iPhone X pre-orders, WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature, Sony Xperia R1 launch and more: Daily news wrap
News

Apple iPhone X pre-orders, WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature, Sony Xperia R1 launch and more: Daily news wrap

Here's a look at the top tech news stories of the day.

  • Published: October 27, 2017 9:29 PM IST

As the week and the day draws to a close, we bring to you a crisp wrap of all the tech news which hit the top headlines. Apple’s anticipated anniversary edition iPhone X went up for pre-orders today and shortly after, it also went out of stock. Other news which dominated the news circuit included new WhatsApp features, the launch of Sony and Oppo smartphones, and more. Here’s an overview of how the day shaped up in the tech world today. Also Read - WhatsApp users, accept new terms or lose your account in 2021

Also Read - WhatsApp tips: How to set custom WhatsApp wallpaper for individual chats

Apple‘s most expensive ever smartphone, the iPhone X, went up for pre-orders in India today on Amazon and Flipkart. However, soon after a few minutes, the units went out of stock on both the platforms. The iPhone X is scheduled to start shipping to those who pre-ordered starting November 3. At the moment, it is unclear if the phone will again go up for pre-orders anytime soon. The anniversary-edition boasts bezel-less display and glass sandwich design among its highlights. Apple is reportedly already juggling with sky high demand for the delicate phone. The base model with 64GB of internal storage costs Rs 89,000, while the high-end model with 256GB storage is priced at Rs 102,000. And you thought the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were expensive? RELATED: Apple iPhone X out of stock on Flipkart, Amazon India Also Read - Siri can now read & reply to Telegram messages for iPhone & iPad users

WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out one of the most awaited features, ‘Delete for Everyone’. The feature allows you to recall an unintended text message, media, or documents within seven minutes of it being sent. While you need to be very alert if you do intend to recall a certain message, the feature is being gradually rolled out and is not supported for Broadcast messages, quoted replies, and Symbian recipients. Meanwhile, the beta version 2.17.397 gained heavy inspiration from iOS 11 and added a range of emoji including a special T-Rex icon. RELATED: WhatsApp Delete for Everyone feature is finally here: Here s how it works

Talking about software, Xiaomi confirmed that the global launch of MIUI 9, the next iteration of its custom Android skin will be held on November 2. On the same day, the company will also introduce a new smartphone, which many expect to be the Mi Note 3. RELATED: Global MIUI 9 coming to India on November 2, confirms Xiaomi

The second important launch of the day was the Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. Both the smartphones add to the affordable category in India. The Xperia R1 is priced at Rs 12,990, while the R1 Plus will retail at Rs 14,990. The smartphones will start selling from November 10 across major online portals along with Sony Centers and retail stores as well. RELATED: Sony Xperia R1, Xperia R1 Plus with Snapdragon 430 SoC, HD display launched: Price, specifications

Lastly, the long-rumored Oppo F5 went officially live today. The smartphone boasts 18:9 screen aspect ratio and features a 20-megapixel front camera. Currently available in Philippines, the phone is set to go live in India on November 2. It is priced at 15,990 PHP which translates to approximately Rs 20,100. RELATED: Oppo F5 with 18:9 display, 20-megapixel selfie camera launched: Price, specifications

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: October 27, 2017 9:29 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Sony Xperia R1

12990

Android 7.0 Nougat
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor
13 MP with Autofocus, LED Flash
Sony Xperia R1 Plus

14990

Android 7.0 Nougat
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor
13 MP with Autofocus, LED Flash
Oppo F5

19990

Buy Now
Android 7.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2
MediaTek Octa-Core Processor
16MP with f/1.8 aperture
Apple iPhone X

95390

iOS 11
A11 Bionic 64-bit chipset with M11 motion coprocessor
dual 12MP camera f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures with dual OIS

new arrivals in india

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

14,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

24,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

49,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4

8,999

Samsung Galaxy On Max
Samsung Galaxy On Max

9,775

nubia N2
nubia N2

15,999

Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G

5,290

Motorola Moto C Plus
Motorola Moto C Plus

6,999

Best Sellers