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August 24, 2018

Oppo R17 Pro launched with triple cameras
The Oppo R17 Pro was launched in China at a price of CNY 4,299. The device offers some intriguing features including industry's second triple camera setup, support for SuperVOOC fast charging technology, and a minimal notch which brings the screen-to-body ratio to a whooping 91.5 per cent. The primary sensor in the triple camera setup is a 12MP sensor with variable aperture and OIS. The Oppo R17 Pro will go on sale in China sometime in mid-October, but there is no word on a global rollout yet.

UIDAI makes facial recognition mandatory for Aadhaar authentication
The UIDAI has made facial recognition mandatory for all authentications that require Aadhaar. It means that on-the-spot live pictures, along with fingerprint and iris scan, will be sent to the UIDAI at the time of Aadhaar authentication. The authoity has also directed telecom companies to implement this feature by September 15, which will be extended to other services which need Aadhaar authentication. The service will be rolled out in a phased manner during days to come.

Xiaomi POCO F1 launched in India
Xiaomi's sub-brand Pocophone launched the POCO F1 in India with flagship-grade performance for a price below Rs 30,000. The device runs Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also comes with liquid cooling for stable performance een during prolonged usage. Prices for the POCO F1 start from Rs 20,999 and go all the way to Rs 29,999.

Nokia 6.1 Plus launched at Rs 15,999
After months of wait, HMD Global finally launched the Nokia 6.1 Plus in India. The device comes with Snapdragon 636, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. At the back is a dual camera setup with 16MP and 5MP sensors. At the front is a 16MP selfie shooter housed in a notch. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at 15,999 and will be available from August 30. The Nokia 5.1 Plus was also announced at the event, and it will be available from September

Google Pixel 3 XL available on black market for $2000
Although Google is yet to announce the launch date for its next generation Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 XL is already available on the black market. The third generation flagship by Google is being sold for $2000 via a Telegram account from Russia. While Google is expected to launch the device some time in October, its reviews have surfaced on several Russian websites, leaking several crucial features and specifications. After the fiasco, Google has said that it is looking into the matter.

Google faces lawsuit for illegally tracking users
Google landed in legal soup following allegations of tracking its users illegally even after they have turned off their Location History. Napolean Patacsil of San Diego has sought class action status on behalf of Google users in the US who were tracked without their will and knowledge. The lawsuit alleges that Google violated people's privacy by making false assurations that their movements are not being tracked. In its defence, Google said that it tracked its users to deliver Google Services to them in a better way.
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