Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flash Sale in India at 12pm IST Today, Price Starts at Rs. 9,999

The popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale in India at 12pm IST on Wednesday via e-commerce site Flipkart and the company’s own online store, Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999, and the smartphone is available in Gold, Grey, Matte Black, and Silver colour variants. The smartphone was launched in the country in January in three variants – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 12,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 specifications
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Review) runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flash Sale in India at 12pm IST Today, Price Starts at Rs. 9,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB, and Infrared. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, and proximity sensor. Redmi Note 4 battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery, and the new Xiaomi smartphone measures 151x76x8.35mm, and weighs 175 grams.

OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.2 Bug Fixing Update

The OnePlus 5 has received its second OTA update within a week of its launch. While the smartphone received the OxygenOS 4.5.1 update on the day of the global unveiling, the company is now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update for the OnePlus 5. The new update is only 36MB in size, and already appears to be rolling out in India. The OxygenOS 4.5.2 brings numerous fixes and optimisations, but no new features. It features build number A5000_22_170624.

OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.2 Bug Fixing Update

Fixes included in OxygenOS 4.5.2 for the OnePlus 5 include patches for an ‘app installation issue’ as well as ‘system update failure’. Optimisations include changes for the camera, Bluetooth stability, network stability, system stability, and third-party app compatibility.

To recall, the OnePlus 5 gets several additions on the software front, thanks to the higher version of OxygenOS used by the company compared to the OnePlus 3T. These additions include features like App Priority, Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots, Translucent App Drawer, Auto Night Mode, Off-Screen Gestures, Customisable Vibrations, Gaming DND Mode, and Secure Box.

We reviewed the OnePlus 5 last week, and it felt like iterative update over the OnePlus 3T that was rushed out in order to meet a deadline. It’s still a great smartphone for the price, but misses many of the refinements and features that Samsung and Apple offer today in their flagships.

To recall, the OnePlus 5 has been launched in two variants in India last week – Slate Grey (6GB RAM/ 64GB storage) priced at Rs. 32,999 and Midnight Black (8GB RAM/ 128GB storage) priced at Rs. 37,999.

 

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports

WhatsApp has long been used as a medium to share photos, videos, and even Word docs. And for those files that weren’t supported on WhatsApp, users tend to go the long route by uploading them first on the cloud, and then sharing the link for download. There are several other workarounds, including third-party apps, to get your unsupported file from one sender to another, but it appears WhatsApp no longer wants you to use those. The company is said to be testing support for all types of file transfers (including archives) on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone with a limited number of users, removing any hindrance of file sharing on WhatsApp.

WABetaInfo spotted this roll out, and claims that it’s a phased one. While some users in countries like India, Japan, Kuwait, Sri Lanka have reported that the support has arrived, there are several other users that do not see it still. However, WhatsApp can be expected to roll this feature out to everyone in the due course of time. The file sharing limit is at 128MB on iOS, 64MB on Web, and 100MB on Android, WABetaInfo reports.

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports
This new feature will now allow you to share video in a wide variety of formats, MP3 songs, or even APK files for that matter on WhatsApp. As of now, it’s now certain what type of file-checking system WhatsApp has put into place to prevent transfer of malicious or booby-trapped files. The other neat addition noted by the tipster is that with the new sharing feature, WhatsApp also allows you to send uncompressed photos and videos without compromising on resolution, but the ceiling limit is too low for high-quality video clips of sufficient length. Presumably, this cap has been enforced to not overwhelm WhatsApp’s servers with huge files.
WhatsApp is also tipped to be working on a recall feature that allows you to undo a message sent to someone, and is also working on bringing the new Status feature to WhatsApp Web.

 

OnePlus 5 starts receiving OxygenOS 4.5.2 update

OnePlus has recently launched its flagship smartphone the OnePlus 5. Thanks to its powerful specs lineup, it has already made a good impression in the mind of smartphone enthusiasts.

Speaking of the software aspect, OnePlus 5 comes with Oxygen OS that is based the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The company has improved over the user experience by adding some notable features. These include custom vibration patterns, a new reading mode, expanded screenshots, etc. However, the highlight feature of the new OS is the ‘Quickpay’, which integrates Paytm right into the OS and lets you complete the transactions instantly.

OnePlus 5 has already received its first software update the Oxygen OS 4.5.1 that brings improvements upon camera, connectivity, system and more. Now, the phone has received its second update, the OxygenOS 4.5.2. It is worth pointing out that the new update comes in just 36MB, so users won’t have to delete files in order to get the update. The software upgrade has brought in improvements upon the stability of the system, network, and Bluetooth of the device, as well as optimizations for the camera and compatibility with 3rd party apps.

Moreover, this new update will also fix small issues with installations and system update failures. Currently, the OxygenOS 4.5.2 version is available OTA. However, it will take some time before it is rolled out to all the eligible devices. If you wish to, you can check for it manually. All you have to do is go the System Updates in the Settings menu. You should also keep in mind that your smartphone is fully charged before you start with the update.

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports

WhatsApp has long been used as a medium to share photos, videos, and even Word docs. And for those files that weren’t supported on WhatsApp, users tend to go the long route by uploading them first on the cloud, and then sharing the link for download. There are several other workarounds, including third-party apps, to get your unsupported file from one sender to another, but it appears WhatsApp no longer wants you to use those. The company is said to be testing support for all types of file transfers (including archives) on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone with a limited number of users, removing any hindrance of file sharing on WhatsApp.

WABetaInfo spotted this roll out, and claims that it’s a phased one. While some users in countries like India, Japan, Kuwait, Sri Lanka have reported that the support has arrived, there are several other users that do not see it still. However, WhatsApp can be expected to roll this feature out to everyone in the due course of time. The file sharing limit is at 128MB on iOS, 64MB on Web, and 100MB on Android, WABetaInfo reports.

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports
This new feature will now allow you to share video in a wide variety of formats, MP3 songs, or even APK files for that matter on WhatsApp. As of now, it’s now certain what type of file-checking system WhatsApp has put into place to prevent transfer of malicious or booby-trapped files. The other neat addition noted by the tipster is that with the new sharing feature, WhatsApp also allows you to send uncompressed photos and videos without compromising on resolution, but the ceiling limit is too low for high-quality video clips of sufficient length. Presumably, this cap has been enforced to not overwhelm WhatsApp’s servers with huge files.
WhatsApp is also tipped to be working on a recall feature that allows you to undo a message sent to someone, and is also working on bringing the new Status feature to WhatsApp Web.