GDPR goes into effect, Moto Z3 Play launch set for June 6, Xiaomi Mi 8 specs leak, and more: Daily News Wrap

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  • Published: May 25, 2018 7:06 PM IST

Good Evening. It’s Friday and it is also GDPR day. Today, General Data Protection Regulation, also called as GDPR, goes into effect across Europe and it is the most strongest policy implementation on data privacy yet. The GDPR implementation is seen as winning back privacy control from tech companies like Facebook and Google.

Technology industry is going through a wide-range of ramifications with tech companies scrambling to comply with GDPR. In the meantime, if you want a new phone to access products made by these tech companies then Motorola is launching Moto Z3 Play on June 6. Xiaomi is gearing up to launch Mi 8 on May 31 and the specifications have leaked online. Apple just got a bit more rich and Lenovo is preparing to save itself in the mobile business. Here is everything you need to know from the world of technology:

GDPR goes into effect in Europe

General Data Protection Regulation has gone into effect and the regulation finally brings control back in the hands of users of various internet platforms. One of the core principles here is to allow users to download the amount of information they have access to of any particular user.

GDPR comes in the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal, which allowed a UK-based big data firm to access information of 87 million Facebook users. GDPR is expected to be implemented in other parts of the world as well.

Moto Z3 Play might launch on June 6

Motorola might launch Moto Z3 Play, the third-generation of its mid-range modular smartphone on June 6. The smartphone is scheduled to launch at an event in Brazil. The launch will follow the recent introduction of Moto G6 and Moto E5 series.

The smartphone is expected to support Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage. It will also bring bezel-less design, which Motorola likes to call as “Max Vision.”

Xiaomi Mi 8 leak reveals specifications

Xiaomi Mi 8, the next flagship from the Chinese company, will launch on May 31. It is expected to arrive alongside Mi Band 3, Mi Max 3 and MIUI 10.

The Mi 8 is expected to feature Snapdragon 845 SoC along with a large 6.2-inch display featuring a notch similar to that of iPhone X. It is also likely to feature 3D facial recognition, 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Apple to pay Samsung $538 million as settlement

Samsung has been ordered to pay $538 million in settlement to Apple for infringing latter’s design and utility patents. The South Korean was ordered by a California court jury to pay nearly $533 million in damages for infringing design patents and another $5 million for infringing utility patents.

Samsung had said it is willing to pay $28 million in damages while Apple was seeking more than $1 billion in damages.

Lenovo Z5 to offer 30 minutes talk time at 0% charge

Lenovo is onto something with its Z5 smartphone. The company teased that Z5 will be the first smartphone to be truly bezel-less when it goes on sale. The smartphone is shaping up to be a device with some unbelievable features.

One such feature will be to offer 30 minutes talk-time with 0 percent charge. Yeah, that’s the claim and we are not kidding here. The smartphone could be the most radical device yet from any smartphone maker.

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T get face unlock

OnePlus has released face unlock for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. The feature has been available for OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6 smartphones and is now being pushed to older model as well.

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  • Published Date: May 25, 2018 7:06 PM IST