In the world of technology today, Xiaomi unveiled three Redmi 4 budget smartphones, the latest edition of the popular Call of Duty game was finally released, and more details about OnePlus 3T were leaked. For these and other tech news of the day, check out your 360 Daily.
Xiaomi launches Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A smartphones
After months of speculations and rumours, Xiaomi has taken the covers off the Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime and Redmi 4A smartphones. All three smartphones have 5-inch displays and run MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but differ from each other in many ways. The Redmi 4 (CNY 699 or roughly Rs. 7,000) has a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) screen, 16GB internal storage, microSD card support, 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and 4100mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A (CNY 499 or approximately Rs. 5,000) has the same screen resolution, storage, RAM, and camera setup, but comes with a smaller 3120mAh battery and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset. The top model in the new range is the Redmi 4 Prime (CNY 899 or roughly Rs. 9,000), which has full HD (1080×1920 pixel) display, 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage; other features are same as those of Redmi 4.
Smartphones broke Bil Gates & Steve Ballmer’s friendship
Disagreements over Microsoft manufacturing its own hardware contributed to the breakdown of former CEO Steve Ballmer’s friendship with long-time friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. However, Ballmer says he does not regret his decision to push for smartphone manufacturing and if he could go back, he would only have started it sooner.
Samsung assessing ways to reduce Galaxy Note 7 environmental impact
Samsung said it was reviewing options to limit the potential environmental impact from the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The remarks come after environmental group Greenpeace issued a statement earlier this week demanding the world’s top smartphone maker to find a way to reuse rare materials such as cobalt, gold, palladium and tungsten in the discontinued smartphones that it is taking back. Compounding its problems in the US, the company announced late on Friday that it is recalling 2.8 million washing machines over safety concerns.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare released for PCs, PS4, Xbox One
One of India’s most popular gaming franchises, Call of Duty has a new entry today. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a sci-fi take on the long-running military shooter series. It’s now available for download for Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with support for the PS4 Pro coming later this month. Check out the price and system requirements of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, or read our review of the game.
OnePlus 3T launch date, more features leaked
While the rumour mill has so far pegged the unveiling of OnePlus 3T around mid-December, a new report claims that the smartphone will be showcased much earlier. The new report says that we will get a glimpse of the next OnePlus smartphone on November 14. It also says that the device will have a 3300mAh battery (vs. the 3000mAh battery of OnePlus 3) and have a 128GB storage option, alongside the standard 64GB version.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange hits theatres
Much to the pleasure of geeks everywhere, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Doctor Strange – hit theatres today. The movie tells the tale of arrogant surgeon Stephen Strange and his journey to becoming Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme after an accident leaves him with irreparable nerve damage. This is the 14th movie in the Marvel superhero franchise and the first to explore the mystic realm on the big screen.
Meizu Pro 6s with iPhone’s 3D Touch-like display launched
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has showcased the Pro 6s smartphone with 3D Press display (similar to the 3D Touch screen on iPhone 6s and above), 3,060mAh battery, and 12-megapixel camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, 4-axis optical image stabilization, and laser-assistance, phase-detection autofocus. The smartphone has been priced at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 26,700) and will be launched in China soon.