BlackBerry KEY2 launched in India, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 details leaked, BSNL revises FUP limit of broadband plans, and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top stories of the day.

  • Published: July 23, 2018 7:47 PM IST

Hello, good Monday evening. While most of you might still be having Monday Blues, the good thing is, the day is about to end. And as we wrap up, some interesting developments happened in the tech industry today. Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite in Spain tomorrow, whereas Honor is all set to launch the 9N smartphone in India. Honor’s launch event will kick off at 11:30AM and it will be live streamed as well.

Details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 continue to leak, and so is the case with Honor’s Note 10. Meanwhile, BSNL has been going aggressive with its mobile data and broadband plans and the latest revision aims to offer more data to the users. Here’s a quick look at the top stories of the day.

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BlackBerry KEY2 launched in India

BlackBerry has launched its new KEY2 smartphone in India for Rs 42,990. The smartphone will be available to purchase from Amazon India starting July 31. The highlight of the KEY2 is the physical QWERTY keyboard placed below the display, and a fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar. It features, a 4.5-inch (1620×1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. There is also a 3,500mAh battery with support for QuickCharge 3.0 technology.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks 

We’re less than a month away from the Galaxy Note 9 global launch, but the leaks continue to pour in. According to Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), the smartphone is set to come with a massive 4,000mAh battery. Leaked unboxing video of the smartphone has also surfaced showing off the in-box contents, smartphone design and more. The Wireless Charging Duo has also leaked, which will let you charge two smartphones or a smartphone and a smartwatch at once.

BSNL Revises FTTH plans, and prepaid plans

BSNL has revised two of its prepaid plans and four of its FTTH plan with increased data limits. Starting with prepaid plans, BSNL has revised the Rs 155 plan to offer 2GB data, up from 1.5GB that it used to offer. The plan comes with 14 days validity. The other plan is priced at Rs 198, which now offers 1.5GB daily data, and 28 days validity. The other are FTTH plans that start at Rs 3,999 and go up to Rs 16,999. With speeds up to 100Mbps, you get FUP of 3TB. Click the link below for more details.

Honor 9N to launch in India tomorrow

As mentioned above, the Honor 9N is all set to launched in India tomorrow, and it will be a Flipkart exclusive. The smartphone will come with a display notch on the front, and dual rear cameras with AI chops. Honor will live stream the event at 11:30AM. Honor 9N will likely come with a 5.84-inch display with FHD+ (2280×1080 pixels) resolution, and 19:9 aspect ratio.

Honor Note 10 specifications liked 

The Honor Note 10 has been listed on TENAA under model number RVL-AL09. As is often the case with TENAA listings, the upcoming smartphone’s specifications and features have all but been confirmed. It will flaunt a massive 6.95-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2220×1080 pixels resolution, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. For rest of the specifications, click the link below.

WhatsApp forward in group lands ‘default’ admin in jail 

According to a report by The Times of India, Junaid Khan, a 21-year old BSc student from Rajgarh district from Madhya Pradesh is in jail for last five months. The report goes on to add that the reason for this prison detainment is because he was the administrator of a WhatsApp group where “objectionable” messaged was forwarded.

Junaid was arrested on February 14 and authorities have booked him “under the IT Act and IPC Section 124 A” for sedition. They claim that Irfan was the administrator of the group when he sent the “objectionable” message and soon after left the group. Click the above link to read more.

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  • Published Date: July 23, 2018 7:47 PM IST