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June 7, 2018

Redmi Y2 launched with AI selfie camera at Rs 9,999
Xioami launched the Redmi Y2 in India today. This is the re-branded Redmi S2 that was launhed in China last month, and the successor to the selfie-centric Redmi Y1. The selling point of the Redmi Y2 is the 16MP selfie camera that sits under a five-element, wide-angle lens. Xiaomi claims that the front snapper on Redmi Y2 has AI capabilities that can be used for better low light photography, auto HDR, AI Beautify and AI portrait selfies. At the back is a dual camera setup with 12MP and 5MP sensors, similar to what has been seen on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Y2 has a Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood which is coupled with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 3GB variant will be available at Rs 9,999, whereas the 4GB variant at Rs 12,999. The Redmi Y2 will go on sale on June 12 at 12:00 pm on Xiaomi's official website and, along with Mi Home outlets and through Xiaomi preferred partners.

Moto Z3 Play launched, will come to global markets this month
Moto Z3 Play has been launched in Brazil with support for all the exisiting Moto Mods. The latest offering in Motorola's Z-series comes with a 6-inch super AMOLED 18:9 FullHD+ screen without any changes to the footprint when compared to its predecessors. The Moto Z3 Play runs a Snapdragon 636 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It has a dual camera at the back with 12MP and 5MP snappers, and a 8MP sensor at the front. The Moto Z3 Play will be sold in Brazil with the Battery Mod for R$2,299, which translates to Rs 40,000, and will reach other markets by this month. The exact India launch date, however is unclear.

Android P beta 2 available for Google Pixel devices
The second beta version of Android is now available for Google Pixel devices. It comes with final application programming interface (API) and official software developer's kit (SDK). The second Android P beta can be downloaded as an over-the-air software update on devices already running the first beta version. It will be released for other devices that are part of the Android Developers' Programme.
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