UIDAI Virtual ID, Samsung Galaxy S9 launch date confirmed, OnePlus 5T Lava Red variant and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top news stories of the day.

  • Published: January 10, 2018 9:41 PM IST

From UIDAI introducing Virtual ID, Samsung chief confirming the launch period of Galaxy S9 duo to YouTube finally speaking up about the Logan Paul suicide video, among other news stories kept the day quite interesting. Here’s a look at these news stories in brief.

UIDAI Virtual ID announced

Aiming to add an extra layer of security to Aadhaar accounts, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new concept called Virtual ID. The system of Virtual ID will essentially halt the need for users to share their 12-digit Aadhaar numbers, which can instead be replaced with this 16-digit Virtual ID, which users can generate themselves from UIDAI’s official website. The Virtual IDs will be accepted starting March 1, 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launch

At a press conference during the ongoing CES 2018, the Samsung Mobile Communications Business President DJ Koh today confirmed that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will in fact be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2018, which will begin starting February 26.

OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition launched

After launching it in China two months ago, OnePlus today launched the Lava Red Edition of OnePlus 5T in India. The smartphone will have the same features as the existing model, with just a different color scheme.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ India launch

Samsung was also in the news today for launching the Galaxy A8+ (2018) in India. The highlights of the smartphone are somewhat borrowed from the S-series and Note-series, such as Infinity Display, water and dust resistance, glass and metal body, and Samsung Pay to name a few. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is priced at Rs 32,990, and will be available via Amazon India starting January 20.

YouTube open letter

In a tweetstorm, YouTube’s corporate communications team has shared an open letter about Logan Paul’s controversial video. In a series of tweets, the company attempted to address the situation.

  • Published Date: January 10, 2018 9:41 PM IST