Poco F1 Starts Receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable Update With 960fps Slow-Mo Video Recording, Enhanced Low-Light Mode


Poco F1 Starts Receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable Update With 960fps Slow-Mo Video Recording, Enhanced Low-Light Mode

MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update also includes a few bug fixes for the Poco F1

Poco F1 has now started receiving MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update that brings a slo-mo mode with 960fps frame rate. The new update also includes an enhanced low-light mode. The new MIUI 10 update comes weeks after Xiaomi released Android Pie for the Poco F1 through the MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM. Poco India General Manager C Manmohan last week revealed the development of the new software update. The executive said through his official Twitter account that 960fps video recording support and a night mode would debut on the Poco F1 in the coming two weeks.

As posted by some users on the MIUI forums, the MIUI 10.2.2.0 Global Stable update for the Poco F1 is now rolling out. The update carries build V10.2.2.0.PEJMIXM and is 311MB in size.

The key highlight of the latest MIUI 10 update for the Poco F1 is certainly the ability to shoot 960fps videos. This means the new option will sit alongside the existing 120fps and 240fps slow-motion video recording support. Moreover, there is an enhanced low-light mode to improve night shots.

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Poco Global Head Alvin Tse on Friday confirmed through a tweet that the MIUI 10.2.2.0 is currently rolling out with a bunch of bug fixes. He also mentioned that the update should reach all Poco F1 users in the next few days.

Notably, Tse in his tweet mentioned that the latest MIUI 10 update carries the latest Android security patch, users reported that the new software version brings the December 2018 Android security patch.

As we mentioned, Manmohan of Poco India revealed the development last week. He also stated that the latest update would optimise reported battery drain and touch issues.

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Xiaomi is also set to bring 60fps support for 4K video recording to the Poco F1 in February, Manmohan revealed on Twitter last week. The executive also highlighted plans to provided Widevine L1 certification. However, he didn’t specify any concrete timeline.

 





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F1 Pays Tribute To Stricken Michael Schumacher On His 50th Birthday


Ferrari issued an emotional message on Thursday to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since he suffered head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago. The German, who won a record seven Formula One drivers’ championships and 91 Grands Prix, collected five consecutive titles with the Italian team from 2000 to 2004. Ferrari also won six constructors’ titles while Schumacher was with them. “Our champ turns 50 today. We’re all with you Michael #KeepFighting,” Scuderia Ferrari tweeted. The official Formula 1 account tweeted: “We join the whole of the #F1 family in sending Michael @Schumacher our very best wishes on his 50th birthday #KeepFightingMichael #Michael50.”

The Ferrari Museum at Maranello in northern Italy is dedicating a special exhibition to Schumacher as a celebration of the team’s most successful driver. F1 team Mercedes have hailed Schumacher as one of the “founding fathers” for their recent success. Schumacher came out of retirement in 2010 for a three-season spell with Mercedes before he was eventually replaced by Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton last year celebrated his fifth world championship, and his fourth racing for the Silver Arrows.

“Michael is one of the founding fathers of the success we have had in the last five years,” said Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. “There is no other driver like him and his vast experience contributed tremendously in the development of our team.”

Hamilton is now the closest driver to matching Schumacher’s records. The Briton is two championships and 18 race victories shy of the German’s hauls.

“Michael has had a tremendous impact on Formula One,” added Wolff. “Not only did he set an incredible record — a record that is yet to be beaten — but he also shaped and changed the sport forever.”

Schumacher’s medical condition has been held a closely guarded secret since he fell and hit his head while skiing on the French Alps in December, 2013.

His family issued a statement on Facebook ahead of his birthday and have launched an app to celebrate his successes in the sport.

“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” they said.

Schumacher’s daughter Gina also published a short message to her Instagram page, writing: “Happy Birthday to the best dad”, accompanied with three pictures.



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Poco F1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme C1, Nokia 6.1, Other Phones on Discount During Flipkart Qualcomm Days Sale


Flipkart and Qualcomm have teamed up to offer a limited-period promotional sale on mobile phones. The sale titled ‘Qualcomm Days’ brings offers on popular Snapdragon-powered smartphones on Flipkart. In case you missed out on Flipkart’s Mobiles Bonanza sale last week, this is a good chance if you’re looking to upgrade or buy a new smartphone on New Year’s Eve. The sale includes deals on Poco F1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Samsung Galaxy On8, and other mobile phones.

As a part of the Qualcomm Days sale, the Poco F1 from Xiaomi is available at a discounted price of Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant and Rs. 22,999 (MRP Rs. 24,999) for the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant. The high-end 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant of the Poco F1 is available at Rs. 27,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). You can use the available bundled offers to lower the price even further.

The popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, with Snapdragon 636 SoC, is also available at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999). The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is down to Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999) for the base variant. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 can be yours for Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the sale and the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 12,999). Asus’ ZenFone 5Z is available at Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 32,999)

The new Oppo R17 Pro is also a part of the ‘Qualcomm Days’ sale but there’s no flat discount on the phone. Instead, you can get an additional Rs. 2,000 over the normal exchange value of your old smartphone using the bundled exchange offer. You can also avail a no-cost EMI payment option.

The Vivo V9 Pro (4GB, 64GB) is down to Rs. 15,990 (MRP Rs. 17,990) on Flipkart right now. The bundled exchange offer can help sweeten the deal further by up to Rs. 15,350. In our review, the Vivo V9 Pro managed to get an overall score of 8 out of 10.

The Realme C1, with Snapdragon 450 SoC, is going at Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) and the Nokia 6.1 Plus, with Snapdragon 636, is again available at a discounted price of Rs. 15,999 (MRP Rs. 17,600). Both the phones were also available at the same prices during last week’s Mobiles Bonanza sale on Flipkart.

In case you’re in the market for a mobile phone with a bigger battery, the Motorola One Power is available at Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999) and the Moto R5 Plus is down to Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 11,999). Here’s a list of all the mobile phones that are a part of Flipkart’s ongoing Qualcomm Days sale.

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Poco F1 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 19,999


Poco F1 has received a price cut in India. The smartphone is Xiaomi’s mid-range phone with top-end specifications. Xiaomi last week had revealed it had sold 700,000 units of the Poco F1 smartphone in India till date. To celebrate the milestone, Xiaomi had temporarily reduced the price of the Poco F1 by up to Rs. 4,000. On Sunday, the company has announced a permanent price cut of Rs. 1,000 on all variants of the Poco F1. This means that the Poco F1 will be available at an effective starting price of Rs. 19,999 moving forward.The key specifications of the handset include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with LiquidCool Technology, a 6.18-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and more.

Xiaomi has tweeted that the Poco F1 receives a permanent price cut in India. The price of the Poco F1 64GB variant is now priced at Rs. 19,999, instead of Rs. 20,999 earlier. Similarly, the 128GB is priced in India at Rs. 22,999, instead of Rs. 23,999 earlier. And the 256GB variant is listed at Rs. 27,999, instead of Rs. 28,999 earlier. Furthermore, the 256GB Armoured Edition is listed for Rs. 28,999, instead of Rs. 29,999 earlier. The smartphone is already up for sale on Mi.com and Flipkart in India with the new reduced prices. Flipkart lists exchange offer, no-cost EMI options, and 10 percent off for Mastercard users on first online payment. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.


Xiaomi Poco F1 looks great value for the price, but is there a catch? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 19,999


Just last week, Xiaomi announced that it had sold 700,000 units of the Poco F1 smartphone in India. To celebrate this milestone, Xiaomi had temporarily reduced the price of the Poco F1 by up to Rs. 4,000. Now, the company has announced a permanent price cut of Rs. 1,000 on all variants of the Poco F1. This means that the Poco F1 will be available at an effective starting price of Rs. 19,999 moving forward. . The key specifications of the handset include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with LiquidCool Technology, a 6.18-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and more.

Xiaomi has tweeted that the Poco F1 receives a permanent price cut in India. The price of the Poco F1 64GB variant is now priced at Rs. 19,999, instead of Rs. 20,999 earlier. Similarly, the 128GB is priced in India at Rs. 22,999, instead of Rs. 23,999 earlier. And the 256GB variant is listed at Rs. 27,999, instead of Rs. 28,999 earlier. Furthermore, the 256GB Armoured Edition is listed for Rs. 28,999, instead of Rs. 29,999 earlier. The smartphone is already up for sale on Mi.com and Flipkart in India with the new reduced prices. Flipkart lists exchange offer, no-cost EMI options, and 10 percent off for Mastercard users on first online payment. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.

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Flipkart Sale Offers: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Poco F1, Pixel 3, Motorola One Power, and More Deals


Another day, another Flipkart sale. The Big Shopping Days sale 2018 is now open to all users after last night’s three-hour early access for Plus members. The Flipkart sale brings back some of the best deals from the festive season sales held earlier this year and a few new offers as well. Flipkart has tied up with HDFC Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount to the bank’s credit and debit card users. In case you missed out during the festive season sales, here’s another opportunity to grab some exciting deals before the end of this year.

Flipkart offers includes a large number of deals on mobile phones, electronics, appliances, and more. But not all of them are worth your time and money. We’ve scanned through a lot of these deals to get you the best deals that are available right now.

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Here’s our pick for the best deals available on the first day of Flipkart sale so far:

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 has gone on sale every single time Flipkart has organized a sale this year since the phone was launched. Currently available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999), the ZenFone Max Pro M1 promises a value-for-money deal. We’d recommend you get the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant that’s down to Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) as part of Flipkart offers if you’re keen on playing most modern games. The phone ships with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the rear and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It includes a massive 5,000mAh battery that should be good enough to last an entire day. It’s worth mentioning here that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is set to launch in India next week, but if you’re not too keen on spending full price on a new phone, this may still be a good option.

Price: Starting from Rs. 9,999

Poco F1
In case you missed the festive season sales, you’ve got another chance to grab the Xiaomi Poco F1 at a discount. All variants of the phone are currently available at a discount during the sale. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) while the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage option is available at Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). If you’re looking for high-end specifications at a decent enough price, the Poco F1 is a great pick. When we tested the Poco F1, we found it offered a great battery life and an excellent value for money, but the camera struggles when it comes to low-light photos.

Price: Starting from Rs. 19,999

Google Pixel 3 64GB
Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,500 on the Google Pixel 3 64GB. You can get another instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 when you swap your old smartphone with the purchase. HDFC Bank debit and credit card users can avail an additional 10 percent discount as well as part of the Flipkart offers. The Google Pixel 3 offers the best of what Google has to offer in terms of software and hardware. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear camera setup. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. Being a Pixel device, it is expected to get quicker software updates compared to other Android flagships.

Price: Rs. 66,500 (MRP Rs. 71,000)

Motorola One Power
The Motorola One Power 64GB is down to Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999). The smartphone has already received the Android 9.0 update which makes this a rather sweet deal. The Motorola One Power features a 6.2-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. You can knock off another Rs. 13,850 (maximum) by swapping your old smartphone with the purchase. The phone also comes with a no-cost EMI option along with the HDFC Bank 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit cards during the Flipkart sale.

Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999)

Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global’s Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199) as part of Flipkart offers during the sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the back, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, supported by 3GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199)

Honor 9N
The popular Honor 9N is currently down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999) on Flipkart. You can get an additional instant discount worth up to Rs. 10,400 by exchanging your old used smartphone. HDFC Bank card users and Mastercard users (applicable for first online payment only) for 10 percent instant discount. The Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch display and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM. There are two rear cameras and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999)

Realme C1
The pocket-friendly Realme C1 (2GB, 16GB) is also available at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) during the Flipkart sale. With HDFC Bank’s 10 percent instant discount, you can get a pretty decent overall deal. The Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and a massive 4,230mAh battery. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, supported by 2GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990)

Honor 10 (6GB, 128GB)
The Honor 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option is currently down to Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999). With the bundled exchange offer, you can get an instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900. The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FHD+ display and runs on Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, supported by 6GB of RAM. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel camera while there are two cameras (24-megapixel and 16-megapixel) at the back.

Price: Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999)

Apple Watch Series 3
The previous-generation Apple Watch Series 3 is down to Rs. 24,900 (MRP Rs. 28,900) for the 38mm variant while the 42mm variant is down to Rs. 26,900 (MRP Rs. 34,410) as part of the Flipkart sale offers. This is a decent deal if you’re upgrading from the very first Apple Watch and don’t want to spend a lot of money on the new Apple Watch Series 4. The Apple Watch can be a perfect wearable in case you’re into fitness and already use an iPhone.

Price: Starting from Rs. 24,900

Apple iPad (6th generation) 9.7-inch Wi-Fi
The sixth-generation Apple iPad is down to Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000). This is the same deal we saw earlier during Flipkart’s festive season sales. In case you missed out, this is another opportunity. The sixth-generation iPad supports Apple Pencil and is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip. This is the Wi-Fi-only version though.

Price: Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000)

Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch laptop
The Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch gaming laptop is available at Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990) right now. This is around Rs. 7,000 less than its usual selling price online. The laptop is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB conventional hard drive and a 128GB SSD and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are handled by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of video RAM.

Price: Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch laptop
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop at the Rs. 50,000 price point, the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) is currently down to Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999) on Flipkart sale right now. The laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core CPU, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are powered by the AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4GB of video RAM. You can swap your old laptop and get up to Rs. 7,500 additional discount.

Price: Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999)

Moto X4 (4GB, 64GB)
The Moto X4 (4GB, 64GB) is available at a discounted price of Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999) during the sale. The bundled exchange offer can further sweeten the deal by up to Rs. 10,4000. The Moto X4 is reportedly receiving the Android 9.0 Pie stable update as well. It comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display and a dual camera setup at the back. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999)

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Flipkart’s Big Sale Kicks Off With Deals on Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Poco F1, Pixel 3, Motorola One Power, and More


The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale has just kicked off for Flipkart Plus members. The sale will open up for everyone else shortly I.e. at midnight on Thursday. The Flipkart sale brings back some of the best deals from the festive season sales held earlier this year and a few new offers as well. Flipkart has tied up with HDFC Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount to the bank’s credit and debit card users. In case you missed out during the festive season sales, here’s another opportunity to grab some exciting deals before the end of this year.

The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale includes a large number of deals on mobile phones, electronics, appliances, and more. But not all of them are worth your time and money. We’ve scanned through a lot of these deals to get you the best deals that are available right now.

Here’s our pick for the best deals available on the first day of Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale so far:

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 has gone on sale every single time Flipkart has organized a sale this year since the phone was launched. Currently available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999), the ZenFone Max Pro M1 promises a value-for-money deal. We’d recommend you get the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant that’s down to Rs. 13,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Flipkart sale if you’re keen on playing most modern games. The phone ships with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the rear and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It includes a massive 5,000mAh battery that should be good enough to last an entire day. It’s worth mentioning here that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is set to launch in India next week, but if you’re not too keen on spending full price on a new phone, this may still be a good option.

Price: Starting from Rs. 9,999

Poco F1
In case you missed the festive season sales, you’ve got another chance to grab the Xiaomi Poco F1 at a discount. All variants of the phone are currently available at a discount during the Flipkart sale. The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is down to Rs. 19,999 (MRP Rs. 21,999) while the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage option is available at Rs. 25,999 (MRP Rs. 30,999). If you’re looking for high-end specifications at a decent enough price, the Poco F1 is a great pick. When we tested the Poco F1, we found it offered a great battery life and an excellent value for money, but the camera struggles when it comes to low-light photos.

Price: Starting from Rs. 19,999

Google Pixel 3 64GB
Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 4,500 on the Google Pixel 3 64GB. You can get another instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 when you swap your old smartphone with the purchase. HDFC Bank debit and credit card users can avail an additional 10 percent discount as well. The Google Pixel 3 offers the best of what Google has to offer in terms of software and hardware. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display and a dual rear camera setup. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. Being a Pixel device, it is expected to get quicker software updates compared to other Android flagships.

Price: Rs. 66,500 (MRP Rs. 71,000)

Motorola One Power
The Motorola One Power 64GB is down to Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999). The smartphone has already received the Android 9.0 update which makes this a rather sweet deal. The Motorola One Power features a 6.2-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. You can knock off another Rs. 13,850 (maximum) by swapping your old smartphone with the purchase. The phone also comes with a no-cost EMI option along with the HDFC Bank 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit cards during the Flipkart sale.

Price: Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 18,999)

Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global’s Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199) on Flipkart during the Big Shopping Days sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch HD+ display and a dual camera setup at the back, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, supported by 3GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 13,199)

Honor 9N
The popular Honor 9N is currently down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999) on Flipkart. You can get an additional instant discount worth up to Rs. 10,400 by exchanging your old used smartphone. HDFC Bank card users and Mastercard users (applicable for first online payment only) for 10 percent instant discount. The Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch display and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM. There are two rear cameras and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

Price: Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 15,999)

Realme C1
The pocket-friendly Realme C1 (2GB, 16GB) is also available at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990) during the Flipkart sale. With HDFC Bank’s 10 percent instant discount, you can get a pretty decent overall deal. The Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and a massive 4,230mAh battery. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, supported by 2GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,990)

Honor 10 (6GB, 128GB)
The Honor 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option is currently down to Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999). With the bundled exchange offer, you can get an instant discount worth up to Rs. 14,900 during the Flipkart sale. The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FHD+ display and runs on Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, supported by 6GB of RAM. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel camera while there are two cameras (24-megapixel and 16-megapixel) at the back.

Price: Rs. 24,999 (MRP Rs. 35,999)

Apple Watch Series 3
The previous-generation Apple Watch Series 3 is down to Rs. 24,900 (MRP Rs. 28,900) for the 38mm variant while the 42mm variant is down to Rs. 26,900 (MRP Rs. 34,410) during the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. This is a decent deal if you’re upgrading from the very first Apple Watch and don’t want to spend a lot of money on the new Apple Watch Series 4. The Apple Watch can be a perfect wearable in case you’re into fitness and already use an iPhone.

Price: Starting from Rs. 24,900

Apple iPad (6th generation) 9.7-inch Wi-Fi
The sixth-generation Apple iPad is down to Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000). This is the same deal we saw earlier during Flipkart’s festive season sales. In case you missed out, this is another opportunity. The sixth-generation iPad supports Apple Pencil and is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip. This is the Wi-Fi-only version though.

Price: Rs. 23,999 (MRP Rs. 28,000)

Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch laptop
The Asus TUF Core 15.6-inch gaming laptop is available at Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990) on Flipkart right now. This is around Rs. 7,000 less than its usual selling price online. The laptop is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB conventional hard drive and a 128GB SSD and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are handled by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB of video RAM.

Price: Rs. 59,990 (MRP Rs. 82,990)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch laptop
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop at the Rs. 50,000 price point, the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-42) is currently down to Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999) on Flipkart right now. The laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core CPU, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. The graphics are powered by the AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4GB of video RAM. You can swap your old laptop and get up to Rs. 7,500 additional discount.

Price: Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 79,999)

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F1: Racing Point To Get A Name Change Again For 2019


Having rechristened itself to just ‘Racing Point’ instead of Racing Point Force India, the Silverstone-based team will see a new name altogether that will be announced ahead of the 2019 season.




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It seems that the Silverstone-based team is planning a completely new name.

The Sahara Force India F1 team was finally put to rest when the team changed hands from Vijay Mallya to Lawrence Stroll, and was renamed Racing Point Force India. The new Stroll-led consortium of investors decided to drop Force India altogether and keep the name as just ‘Racing Point’ for 2019. Now, however, it seems that the Silverstone-based team is planning a completely new name that will be revealed ahead of the 2019 season, with Racing Point just being a placeholder.

According to a report by Autosport, Racing Point F1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed that a new name is indeed underway. At present, the provisional entry list for the 2019 F1 world championship lists the team and chassis as Racing Point, but that’s a temporary measure, according to Szafnauer. The team became Racing Point Force India at Belgium GP this year and was accepted as a new entry forfeiting all its points until that point in the season. At the time, the FIA wanted the team to use the company name created for the acquisition of the team by Lawrence Stroll in order to distinguish it from the previous name – Sahara Force India.

The move is also supported by the fact that changing a team and chassis name is far less complicated than it used to be, as the teams no longer need to take the permission of the F1 Commission and the support of its rivals.

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Racing Point F1 is now owned by the Lawrence Stroll-led consortium with drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll in the two cars. Mercedes and DWT continue to support Racing Point F1 for the 2019 season. With the name change on the horizon, this truly marks the end of the Vijay Mallya era and any Indian connection of the team. 

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Poco F1 to Be Available With Up to Rs. 5,000 Discount From December 6


Poco F1 is set to receive discounts up to Rs. 5,000 between December 6 and 8. The discounts will be available exclusively through Mi.com and Flipkart. The latest development comes days after the Poco F1 received Android 9.0 Pie through the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.11.15 build. Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 back in August with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC at a starting price of Rs. 20,999. It comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options and 6GB as well as 8GB RAM models. The Chinese company also announced an Armoured Edition model of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ finish that was priced at Rs. 29,999.

Poco India through its official Twitter account on Monday revealed that the Poco F1 will receive discounts up to Rs. 5,000 between December 6 and 8 through Mi.com and Flipkart. The company didn’t reveal any further details around the discount. However, it is expected that the Poco F1 with a discounted price will be available through a flash sale. The given schedule also matches the dates of Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale that will be kicked off on December 6.

Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India

To recall, the Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India starts at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage variant, while its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 23,999 and the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant comes at Rs. 28,999. The smartphone comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour options. An Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ announced with a price tag of Rs. 29,999.

Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications

The dual-SIM Xiaomi Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM earlier this month. The handset features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup along with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with a 1.4-micron pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera along with HDR and AI Beautify features. The smartphone also has an IR light that works with a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Review

The Poco F1 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of onboard storage options that all are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid SIM slot configuration. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the handset are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Besides, there is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging and Quick Charge 3.

 





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F1: Hamilton Wins As Alonso Finishes 11th In Season Finale Abu Dhabi GP


Lewis Hamilton took his 11th win of the season with the F1 Abu Dhabi GP, while McLaren’s Fernando Alonso finished 11th in his final race in the sport.




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Lewis Hamilton took 11 wins in the 2018 F1 championship, his most successful season yet

It was a spectacular end to yet another season of the Formula 1 Championship with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took this season’s 11th win amidst much drama at the Yas Marina circuit, while Fernando Alonso completed the last race (for now) of his F1 career in 11th place, bringing an end to an illustrious career in the sport. The former world champion was also announced as the driver of the day after a fantastic drive. Finishing on the podium though behind Hamilton were Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished second 2.5s adrift, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished third, 12.7s behind the race leader.

The race started with a massive collision on the opening lap as Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg send the latter’s Renault flying. While Nico was thankfully uninjured, the incident did end his race for the day. Hulkenberg turned in to the apex of the right-hander and hit Grosjean’s front-left, which pushed the Renault into a barrel roll. The car came to stop when upside down against the outside barrier, but left Hulkenberg unhurt despite briefly catching fire. The trackside was quick to extract him and was rushed to the hospital and was declared unhurt. The virtual safety car was immediately deployed post the incident which lasted on the track for the next five laps with Hamilton in the lead.

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(Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton doing donuts in the 2018 F1 grand finale)

At the restart, Hamilton was again in P1, pulling at least a second clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas. The top drivers had switched to supersofts at the time. The Briton ran the longest stint of any driver after pitting on Lap 7, a second clear of Vettel. The same lap saw Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari switch off on the final corner on the start-finish line, abruptly ending the Fin’s final race with Scuderia Ferrari. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, Vettel and Ricciardo extended their stint on the ultrasofts, while Verstappen continued his run on the hypersofts.

Verstappen had received an early engine warning but overcame the issue thanks to a fail-safe, as he charged towards P3 passing Bottas and teammate Daniel Ricciardo, denying the latter a podium finish in what would be his last race with Red Bull Racing before switching to Renault in 2019. Pitting late, Bottas, who was second to Hamilton early in the race dropped heavily after facing some problems under hard braking. The first lock up on Lap 35 allowed Vettel to move past to second, while Ricciardo caught up a lap later. Mercedes pitted Bottas again but the fresh tyres didn’t help the driver as he finished fifth behind the Red Bull. This season turned out to be a winless championship for Bottas.

Coming in sixth was Carlos Sainz in what was his last race with Renault so far, fetching an appreciable result in the bottom half of the top 10, while Racing Point Force India’s Sergio Perez finished eighth, trying to defend P7 but eventually lost it to Charles Leclerc of Sauber. The final spots were taken by the Haas duo Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, who finished ninth and tenth respectively.

Alonso’s final F1 appearance in the future saw the driver pick-up a five second penalty late in the race for a track limits offense. The penalty though did not affect his final standing. The Spaniard will continue with his other racing commitments though including IndyCar and Endurance Racing, as aims to bring the Triple crown home. In terms of retirements, Hulkenberg and Raikkonen were joined by Marcus Ericsson, Esteban Icon of Force India and Pierre Gasly. The latter two retired after finding smoke coming from their cars respectively, early in the race.

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This was by far the most successful season for Hamilton with 11 wins, which helped seal his fifth F1 world championship title. Raikkonen was the most successful driver for Ferrari and second overall in the standings, while Vettel finished third. With a podium finish in the final race, Verstappen took the fourth place on the points table beating teammate Ricciardo.

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