Honor 8 India Launch, Snapdeal Sale Controversy, Galaxy Note 7 Post Mortem, and More: Your 360 Daily
Honor 8 comes with dual rear cameras
Samsung has still not figured out why Galaxy Note 7 units are exploding
The ‘missing’ iPhone 7 deal on Snapdeal created a bit of a controversy
From Honor launching the Honor 8 with dual rear cameras, Samsung still being unsure of what causes the Galaxy Note 7 to explode, and Snapdeal’s sale upsetting users, here’s a look at everything big that happened in the world of technology today.
Samsung still doesn’t know what’s wrong with Galaxy Note 7
Uncertainty surrounds the real reason behind the spontaneous explosion of Galaxy Note 7 units as Samsung has reportedly been unable to zero in upon the flaw. The company had earlier found a flaw with the batteries made by sister concern Samsung SDI and deemed the ones manufactured by Amperex Technology as safe. However, even the units with Amperex batteries have reportedly exploded, suggesting that a different fault is the cause for explosions. Another report suggests the explosions could’ve been caused due to an SoC tweak made by company’s engineers with the aim of speeding up the charging process.
Snapdeal sale offer on iPhone 7 missing, users complain
Snapdeal disappointed many a customer in its second festive sale by quietly taking down the flat discount of Rs. 10,000 that it offered to American Express credit card holders. Later in the day, much after the sale began, the e-commerce player put up a banner on its website announcing that the offer is now over. Meanwhile Paytm started its sale with several discount offers available on its marketplace.
BSNL offers double data plan for prepaid users
BSNL has launched a promotional offer under which it is providing customers with double the data on prepaid recharges. However, this offer is only applicable for high-value recharges: the Rs. 1,498 recharge will give 18GB instead of 9GB data, Rs. 2,798 will give 36 GB instead of 18GB, Rs. 3,998 will give 60GB data instead of 30GB and Rs. 4,498 will give 80GB data instead of 40GB data.
Nexus 5X, 6P to get Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview this month
Google has announced that it will release the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C by the end of this month. Among the improvements this preview will bring to compatible devices are support for Daydream View VR headset, image keyboard, circular app icons, night-light, and manual storage manager.
Asus ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) now available in India
Asus has released its ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) smartphone in the Indian market at Rs. 18,999. Unveiled in August this year, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered smartphone sports a metal body, 5.5-inch full-HD screen, Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, up to 128GB microSD card support, 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3000mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 8 with dual-rear cameras launched in India at Rs. 29,999
Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched the Honor 8 flagship smartphone with two 12-megapixel rear cameras in India at Rs. 29,999. The Honor 8 smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, microSD card support up to 128GB, fingerprint sensor, 3000mAh battery with fast-charging, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1 software.
Check out our detailed review of the Honor 8.
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