Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-booking begins in India

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones with new dual aperture camera, Super slo-mo and several features at its Unpacked 2018 event at the MWC 2018. The company has already revealed the price of the phone in US, UK and Europe markets and has also started taking pre-orders in several markets. It has also started pre-booking for the phones in India from Samsung Shop. How to pre-book Head to Samsung Online Shop and select Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ Click Pre-book Now button and Enter name, mobile number, email id, model number and color of the device you need Pay Rs. 2,000/- as advance payment & receive pre-book coupon. You will receive email & SMS with prices on launch day Apply your pre-book coupon at checkout to adjust Rs. 2,000/- from your final payable amount. Samsung is yet to announce the final price of the smartphone in India, which is expected to be announced at the launch event sometime in the first week of March. Flipkart said that it will reveal pre-order details soon.
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Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch 2K curved displays, Android 8.0, metal body, 4G LTE announced

Huawei just announced MediaPad M5 series 10.8″ and 8.4″ at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It comes in 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch versions with WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 960 SoC and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP front camera. It has a metal unibody design and also has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, below the display. The 10.8-inch comes with Quad Speakers and the 8.4-inch version has Dual speakers. Both have Huawei Histen sound support, are Harman Kardon audio certified and Support Hi-Res Audio. These have 5100 and 7500mAh battery, respectively with support for QuickCharge technology. The larger model also has pogo pins on the back for keyboard support. There is also MediaPad M5 Pro model that has similar specifications as the 10-inch model, but it comes with M-Pen Stylus with 4096-layer pressure sensitivity. Huawei MediaPad M5 (10) specifications 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 2.5D curved glass Enhanced ClariVu display Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) processor + i6 co-processor, Mali G71 Octa-core GPU 4GB  RAM, 32GB / 64GB /128GB storage, expandable …
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S with Snapdragon 845 to be announced on March 27

After several rumors, Xiaomi today confirmed that it will introduce it its next smartphone in the Mi MIX series dubbed as Mi MIX 2S powered by Snapdragon 845 in China on March 27th, putting an end to rumors that said the phone will be unveiled at the MWC next week. The company has also mentioned the AnTuTu benchmark score of the phone as 273741 on the invite, which is twice the score of the first Mi MIX that was powered by Snapdragon 821. Earlier rumors pointed out it will have a same display as the predecessor, but with improved  95% screen-to-body ratio. It is said to pack 8GB RAM, run Android 8.0 (Oreo), feature Sony IMX363 camera sensor and some rumors also say that it will feature an Under-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S rumored specifications 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB internal storage Android 8.0 (Oreo) with MIUI Dual SIM (nano + nano) 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording 5MP front-facing camera with OV5675 sensor Under-display fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, …
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Google Lens coming to more Android and iOS devices

Google Lens was first announced at the I/O 2017 event last year and since then it was only available in Google Photos and in Assistant for Pixel phones. However, Google today announced that Google Lens will roll out to more Android and iOS devices running on latest Google Photos app in the coming weeks. Lens will be available to all English-language users using the latest Google Photos app. Google also mentioned that English-language users on compatible flagship devices will get the camera-based Lens experience within the Google Assistant in the coming weeks. The company says it will add support for more devices gradually. Google Lens allows you to scan your photos for landmarks and objects and fetch more details, all within the same screen. Moving past the compatibility cycle, Google says that in the coming weeks it will add support for recognizing common animals and plants, like different dog breeds and flowers making it easier to search and take action on what you see. Along with Google Lens, the company has also made some major ARCore announcements along with support for more devices. Source
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Google Assistant to get support for 30 languages, location-based reminders and more

Google ahead of the MWC 2018 is making some major announcements to its products including the ARCore, Lens, RCS Message and now it is the Assistant. The company says that it is aiming to improve Assistant with some key features like more than 30 languages support, multilingual support, location-based reminders, Routines and more throughout the year.  After teasing with Android One and Go phones that are coming at MWC in a couple of days, Google today mentioned that by the end of this year Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages, reaching 95% of all eligible Android phones worldwide. In the next few weeks, Assistant will be available in Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones. Furthermore, it also said that it is making the Assistant multilingual later this year, so families or individuals that speak more than one language can speak naturally to the Assistant. This move is to make Assistant understand you in multiple languages fluently. Multilingual support will first be available in English, French, and German and more languages to join soon. Next up is the expansion of Assistant capabilities by allowing it to perform various actions on the phone and inside your apps. Google is said …
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