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June 29, 2018

OnePlus to develop the first 5G smartphone

The next OnePlus device might very well be the first 5GB smartphone ever. Talking at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, OnePlus chief Pete Lau said that the company is exploring its partnership with Qualcomm to develop one of the first 5G phones. The launch of the next OnePlus flagship, which is likely to be called OnePlus 7, will be in sync with the first yeatr of 5G in the US. OnePlus is also looking into carrier deals in the United States to expand its reach in one of the most important markets in the world.

Redmi 6 Pro launched in China

Xiaomi added the Redmi 6 Pro to its new generation of Redmi smartphones. The device was launched in China earlier this week. The redmi 6 Pro comes with the trusted Snapdragon 625, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The three variants of the device get either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, depending on their memory configuration. At the front is a 5.8-inch FullHD+ screen with a display cutout at top, the first in Redmi devices. At the back is the familiar Redmi design language with a dual camera setup featuring 12MP and 5MP sensors.

Xiaomi sells a million units of Mi 8 series, Mi Band 3

It was a week of milestones for Xiaomi. The Chinese tech giant sold a million units of its recently launched Mi 8 series in a span of 18 days. A million units of the Mi Band 3, which was launched alongside the Mi 8 series were sold in only 17 days. These sales figures pertain to the Chinese markets alone as the devices are yet to be launched in global markets.

Apple starts assembling iPhone 6s in India


Apple has reportedly started assembling iPhone 6s in India. The tech giant has collabrorated with its Taiwan-based manufacturer for this. The Taiwanese compnay has set up a production line for iPhone 6s in its Bengaluru facility. However, Apple is producing limited quantities of iPhone 6s in India, and will have to scale its operations if Indians are to get any price benefits.

Apple-Samsung seven-year-long legal war comes to an end

Apple and Samsung buried the hatchet in a seven-year-long legal battle over patent infringement. However, both companies withheld the compensation amount that has been paid to Apple in this matter. Apple sued Samsung for the first time in 2011 over charges of copying design and utility patents of iPhone.

Instagram brings own video call feature


After introducing its TV feature last week, Instagram rolled out its own video call feature this week. The video call is available to all Instgram users, and they will only  have to update their apps to the latest verison. The video call option in available under the chat section of Instagram.

WhatsApp Payments delayed due to lack of communication


The launch of WhatsApp Payments has been delayed due to lack of communication betweenn the agencies. Reports suggest that the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has failed to answer critcial questions about the UPI-based payments services asked by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. WhatsApp Payments has been in Beta since February and is being tested by one million users.
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