Xiaomi redmi note 5, Mi Exchange, UC browser return and Samsung galaxy S9 Rumours

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Leaked:

The Redmi Note 5 has been one of Xiaomi’s much-anticipated smartphones, and the rumor mill has been churning out new leaks. The Redmi Note 4 successor has already been earlier in images, and now a few more have surfaced online. The new pictures suggest that the device will bear a bezel-less display.

The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and will have the same processor as the Redmi Note 4 — Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625. It is said to have 64GB of internal storage but there’s no information whether the storage is expandable or not.

For imaging, the Redmi Note 5 is rumored to boast a 12MP rear camera, while there is a 5MP front shooter for selfies. Software-wise, the smartphone is tipped to come along with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The device is hinted to be fuelled by a massive 4000mAh battery.

 

UC Browser returns to Google Play Store:

UC Browser reappeared on Google’s Play Store on Wednesday, a week after it was removed for not adhering to Google’s policies.

UC Web, the parent company, says the new version now adheres to Google rules.“During the brief absence of UC Browser on Play Store, we continued to meticulously check our technical settings while also witnessing an uninterrupted passion of our users for the product, who looked upon the alternative version, UC Browser Mini, and made it to the top of ‘Free Apps’ category on the Play Store,” said Young Li, Head-International Business Department at Alibaba Mobile Business Group.

An alternative to Google Chrome, UC Browser is a popular mobile browser in India. The application is mainly known for its data compression technology that cuts mobile data usage.

UC Browser has more than 100 million monthly active users in India. According to a third-party tracker Statcounter, UC Browser enjoys 45% of the mobile browser segment. Earlier this month, UC Web announced the browser had gone past 500 million downloads.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaked Image:

Rumors have started popping up about next year’s premium smartphones. The first of these is the Samsung Galaxy S9 which is likely to be unveiled alongside a Plus variant in the first half of 2018. A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will see a major design refresh compared to last year.

BGR claims that Samsung is working on its own facial recognition feature, one which would eventually compete with Apple’s TrueDepth feature first seen on the iPhone X. An earlier report suggested that Samsung will improve its iris scanner to take on Apple’s iPhone X facial recognition feature.

Other details tipped include dual camera set up at the back with vertical alignment instead of horizontal. A recent note by KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo also tipped the presence of a rear-facing dual camera setup on the Galaxy S9.

The report also claims that the Galaxy S9 will be powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 which is likely to debut early next year.

 

Xiaomi Launches MI Exchange in India:

Xiaomi Is a well Known Smartphone Manufacture company in India. And now, the company is trying to boost online and offline sale even further with a new trade-in program called Mi Exchange Program.

Mi Exchange is a partnership between Xiaomi and Cashify that lets customers exchange their old phones for new Xiaomi devices. In an announcement on Wednesday, the smartphone maker said that customers can visit a Mi Home store to take advantage of Mi Exchange and that only one device from Cashify’s portfolio can be traded in at a time.

Mi Exchange customers can also opt for Cashify’s pickup service. They have to pay full price for a new Xiaomi phone at the time of purchase, but they don’t have to visit a Mi Home store to trade in their old phone. Once they schedule a call with Cashify, an employee will come by to collect the phone and pay what it’s worth.

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