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OnePlus 5T records 1.1 million consumer interest, Samsung Galaxy S9 leak, Paytm-ICICI bank instant digital credit and more: Daily news wrap

Here are the top tech news stories of the day.

  • Published: November 16, 2017 9:13 PM IST

One of the significant developments in the e-payments segment today was the tie-up between Paytm and ICICI for offering instant digital credit. In addition to that, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone again made it to the rumor mill. Now, before we are lost in the frenzy around the launch of the OnePlus 5T, let us spare a few moments recalling today’s top headlines. Also Read - Bad news for Galaxy S21 FE fans: Samsung may only launch it in select markets

Facebook Discover tab

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Facebook started rolling out the Discover feature on its Messenger to the Indian audience, five months after its US debut. This feature is available for both iOS and Android. The Discover feature lets you not only search for bots, but Pages as well. Once you tap on the Discover button, Messenger will show bots by different categories, recently visited businesses, and featured experiences. Also Read - Nothing ear (1) to be sold exclusively on Flipkart in India

Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid

In a first, a commercial bank is offering loans through a digital payment service. Paytm has partnered with ICICI bank to launch Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid which will offer customers instant digital credit ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000, and is extendable up to Rs 20,000. Available to ICICI customers who use Paytm wallet, the service is expected to be rolled out to non-ICICI customers as well. Users can avail up to 45 days interest-free credit on their Paytm wallets, following which a 3 percent charge would be levied until the payment is done. Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid can be utilized to pay for movies, flights, buses, utilities, and all other transactions on Paytm.

Google Pixel 2 XL shipment delay

Google’s Pixel 2 XL went up for sale through Flipkart yesterday, at least that is what the intended target was. However, one of our readers told us that instead of delivering the device, Flipkart sent him an email stating the shipments have been delayed by two-weeks. What is particularly frustrating for the waiting customers is that Flipkart is offering Rs 300 as compensation for this delay. We reached out to the company and discovered that the delay in shipment is from Google’s end to both online and offline channels.

Samsung Galaxy S9

The next set of flagship phones to gain attention is the Samsung Galaxy S9. As per latest reports today, the company is likely to choose pre-MWC 2018 time to announce the flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S9 has been leaked in the past and is expected to feature a dual-camera setup, making it the second such phone from Samsung‘s portfolio after the Galaxy Note 8. The cameras on the smartphone are believed to be packed with ‘anti-glare BBAR layer ghost technology’ to help eliminate glare and dual images on photos. Samsung is also said to offer AKG-tuned headset with Bluetooth functionality with the Galaxy S9. In addition to the Galaxy S9, a smaller S9 mini also hit the rumor mill today. Samsung Galaxy S9 mini is expected to pack an Infinity display on a screen size lesser than 5-inch.

OnePlus 5T registrations

The developing story right now is the launch of the OnePlus 5T tonight. Ahead of the official launch, e-commerce partner Amazon India revealed that the smartphone received 1.1 million ‘Notify Me’ requests, signifying impressive interest even before it goes on sale in India on November 21, 2017 for Amazon Prime members. We will also be doing a live blog of the event where you can catch all the live updates.

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  • Published Date: November 16, 2017 9:13 PM IST


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