Smartphones with color and style that you can buy in India

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With increasing choice of colors, finish and material used in smartphones, consumers have all the more options to choose from. It is true that some prefer cases, and then there are those who want their smartphone to be outright good looking.

It’s not just the Chinese manufacturers who have opted for brighter or gradient colors in their smartphones, even big companies such as Apple and Samsung also followed the trend with latest devices. Here’s a list of colorful devices that you can purchase in India right now.

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max comes in variety of color options. The device is available in six different color finishes of White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral and (Product)RED. It is the first time after the iPhone 5c when Apple has offered a wide variety of color options.

Apple iPhone XR is basically a toned down version of iPhone XS with LCD display. The smartphone comes with single rear camera and lower storage option. It comes in three storage variants with the base model offering 64GB for Rs 76,900. The iPhone XR with 128GB storage and 256GB storage are priced at Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900 respectively. The smartphone is available online from Flipkart and via other Apple authorized retailers.

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple is company’s latest addition to the existing lineup. OnePlus has not changed the pricing of the Thunder Purple variant and it will be available for Rs 41,999. Other color variants including the Midnight Black and Mirror Black will continue to be available at the same price in the market.

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Talking about the specifications of the device, the device will only be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option. Other hardware specifications for the Thunder Purple variant will be similar to the regular variants of OnePlus 6T.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Burgundy Red

Samsung’s current flagship Galaxy S9 looks quite stylish already, and recently Samsung India brought vibrant ‘Burgundy Red’ color option to India as well. The variant was first unveiled back in May, for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models.

After the new addition, Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available in five color options in India. Other color variants include Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Sunrise Gold. The Burgundy Red is now available via select offline stores, online portals, and the Samsung Shop only.

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Style File: Malaika Arora in Rami Al Ali, Alena Akhmadullina and Alice McCall

Malaika Arora has been busy shooting for ‘India’s Got Talent’ and she is constantly serving some super looks.

For one of the episodes shooting, she wore a grey embellished and ruffle detail mini by Rami Al Ali, which she styled with soft curls and Giuseppe Zanotti silver sandals.

Another episode saw her wear separates from Alena Akhmadullina’s Pre Fall 2018 collection. Her floral pattern sequined top and matching wrap skirt was styled with a pair of pearl hoops from Isharya and soft curls.

Her latest look was a white lace key hole detail dress by Alice McCall. The pretty dress was cinched at the waist with a belt and she rounded her look out with Valentino wedges and hair tied in a bun.

Taking a break from the shoot, she was photographed while out and about in Mumbai today. Her casual look included a pink ‘Minnie’ oversized sweater from Moschino x H&M collection. Simple hair and a pair of espadrilles rounded her look out.

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Fashion Friday: Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and other divas are making boyfriend trend their go-to style

We love raiding our boyfriend’s closets and how. Those comfy tee-shirts, baggy denim and cosy sweaters are the one thing girls can spend their lives in. While earlier, wearing boyfriend’s clothes was something only a brave-hearted woman would do, today the trend has caught an eye of Bollywood divas and they are rocking it the way we like. Making comfort the new trend, these A-listers have time and again given some major boyfriend trend goals by their style and panache.

The oversized fashion trend has gained a lot of momentum and not just the Bollywood stars but even the designers on the international ramps are following the style rigorously and we don’t blame them, after all, it has got the best of both worlds- comfort and style.

The trend is vast and covers baggy outfits apart from boyfriend’s jeans, like oversized sweaters, blazers, shirts and a lot more. Stars like Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma are sporting the look like a diva they are and are proudly owning to it. Take a look at the style files of these stars and take some major cues from their look.

Alia’s super comfy tee is a steal, while Deepika Padukone is totally stealing a pair or two from her husband Ranveer Singh’s wardrobe. Priyanka Chopra too decided to step-up her fashion game by opting for a comfortable outfit.

 

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Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

After leaked renders of the Oppo A7 surfaced last week, the device has leaked once again in promotional images, and the report also outs the probable launch date and full specifications of the phone. The Oppo A7 will be the cheaper variant of the Oppo A7x, and the smartphone is now reportedly expected to launch on November 22. The promo images reveal that the Oppo A7 looks similar to the Realme 2, and may just be the rebranded version for the Chinese market.

Mr. Gizmo reports that the Oppo A7 will launch in China on November 22, and the price of the smartphone will be at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,500). The publication also got its hand on a few promotional images, and it shows the Oppo A7 sporting a waterdrop-shaped notch, a dual camera setup stacked horizontally, and a rear fingerprint sensor. It is seen sporting three gradient finishes – Gold, Green, and Rose Gold.

The report states that the Oppo A7 will run on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphone is expected to sport a 6.2-inch (720×1520 pixels) FullView Display with 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, further expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Optics include a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie sensor tipped as well. The Oppo A7 packs a 4,230mAh battery, and connectivity options reportedly include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS with A-GPS, and GLONASS.

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Sharp Aquos R2 Compact With Dual Notch Display Launched: Price, Specifications

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact With Dual Notch Display Launched: Price, Specifications

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact smartphone has been launched in Japan. The handset tries to keep up with the trend of display notches, and goes one step further, by incorporating two notches -one waterdrop-shaped notch is on top of the display housing the camera sensor, while a slightly wider notch sits at the bottom, housing the fingerprint scanner. The Aquos R2 Compact packs the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC, offers 5.2-inch of display, 64GB of inbuilt storage, and is waterproof and dustproof as well.

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact price, design

Sharp hasn’t revealed what the pricing of the Aquos R2 Compact is going to be. The smartphone is going to be available through SoftBank in Japan from mid-January. As mentioned, the phone comes with two notches, unlike its predecessor which had a large chin at the bottom to house the fingerprint scanner. The smartphones sports an aluminium frame, power and volume buttons are situated on the right edge, and there’s a single camera setup at the front and back of the smartphone.

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact specifications

As for specifications, the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact features a 5.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 2.5D tempered glass protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB with microSD slot support for further expansion of up to 512GB.

Optics include a 22.6-megapixel rear with sensor with high speed autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, OIS, and electronic hand shake correction as well. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone packs a 2,500mAh battery, and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and USB Type-C port. The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact dimensions are at 131x64x9.3mm, and the smartphone weighs 135 grams. The smartphone supports both face unlock and fingerprint scanning.

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Realme MediaTek Helio P70 Smartphone to Launch Under New ‘U’ Series Soon

Realme MediaTek Helio P70 Smartphone to Launch Under New 'U' Series Soon

MediaTek launched the Helio P70 SoC in October, and Realme soon after announced that it will be the first brand to launch a smartphone globally with the new processor integrated. The Helio P70 went into mass production last month itself, and was reported to be made available to clients in November. Now, Realme has again teased the arrival of the Helio P70 smartphone, and the company says that the MediaTek SoC will be integrated into a device that is a part of a completely new ‘U’ series.

Realme took to Twitter to announce that it will be introducing the world’s first MediaTek Helio P70 smartphone, under the company’s brand new ‘U’ series. With this, Realme confirms that it will be introducing a new ‘U’ series soon, expanding its portfolio further. Currently, the company offers the Realme 1 ₹ 10,490, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro ₹ 13,990, and the Realme C1 ₹ 8,840 in the Indian market.

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t detailed on the exact date for the upcoming new ‘U’ series. Apart from the fact that the smartphone will be the first to be powered by the new MediaTek Helio P70 processor, other specifications, design, or pricing information of the upcoming device are not known yet. The Helio P70 features an enhanced AI engine, upgraded imaging and camera support, boosted gaming performance, as well as improved connectivity when compared with previous generations.

The MediaTek Helio P70 is an octa-core SoC that’s been built on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process, and it is meant to power “full-featured smartphones at affordable price points.” It bears four ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 2.1GHz, and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. These are arranged in a big.LITTLE configuration, while the SoC also features an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU that’s clocked up to 900MHz. The Helio P70 SoC comes with a multi-core APU clocked at up to 525MHz for better edge-AI processing.

It comes with a 4G LTE modem with up to 300Mbps peak download rates, and also supports dual 4G VoLTE. The SoC supports up to 32-megapixel single cameras, or 24+16-megapixel dual cameras, and comes with three independent image signal processors (ISPs) for reduced power consumption (up to 18 percent less compared to previous Helio dual-camera setups).

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Wear OS ‘H’ Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More

Wear OS 'H' Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More

Google has unveiled Wear OS update called the ‘H Update’, bringing features like an updated Battery Saver mode, improved off body efficiency, smart app resume for all apps, and two-step power off. H Update will be a part of Wear OS 2.2.

“In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device labelled ‘System Version: H’,” a Community Manager at Wear OS, Google wrote in a support post on Thursday. The Wear OS by Google Twitter handle also tweeted about the upcoming update.

The new battery saver mode that would come with the Wear OS ‘H Update’ would extend the device battery further by turning on ‘Battery Saver’ to only display the time once your battery falls below 10 percent.

“Additionally, after 30 minutes of inactivity your watch will go into deep sleep mode to conserve battery,” the post added, detailing the improved off body efficiency.

With the introduction of Smart App Resume feature for all apps, users would be able to pick up where they left off across all apps on their watches.

The search-engine giant is also included a two-step power off functionality that would enable users to turn off their watches by holding the power button until they see the power off screen and then choose to either “power off” or “restart.”

“This update will be progressively rolling out over the coming months. Your device may not immediately be eligible for this update and will be determined by your watch manufacturer. Some functionality may vary by device,” the post said.

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Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

Oppo A7 Photos, Specifications, and Price Leaked; Launch Tipped for November 22

After leaked renders of the Oppo A7 surfaced last week, the device has leaked once again in promotional images, and the report also outs the probable launch date and full specifications of the phone. The Oppo A7 will be the cheaper variant of the Oppo A7x, and the smartphone is now reportedly expected to launch on November 22. The promo images reveal that the Oppo A7 looks similar to the Realme 2, and may just be the rebranded version for the Chinese market.

Mr. Gizmo reports that the Oppo A7 will launch in China on November 22, and the price of the smartphone will be at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,500). The publication also got its hand on a few promotional images, and it shows the Oppo A7 sporting a waterdrop-shaped notch, a dual camera setup stacked horizontally, and a rear fingerprint sensor. It is seen sporting three gradient finishes – Gold, Green, and Rose Gold.

The report states that the Oppo A7 will run on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphone is expected to sport a 6.2-inch (720×1520 pixels) FullView Display with 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, further expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Optics include a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie sensor tipped as well. The Oppo A7 packs a 4,230mAh battery, and connectivity options reportedly include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS with A-GPS, and GLONASS.

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Money flowing into largecap IT, auto companies: Kaustubh Belapurkar, Morningstar

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I think last month was slightly muted. I would not say that in the months prior, we have seen a fair bit of action though last month there was some buying but nothing dramatic. In fact, what we have seen on the banking side last month was quite a fair bit of flows into Axis Bank and SBI — the two large banking names that have pure and the most bought stocks. . But ICICI has been sort of creeping up and is definitely one of the more widely held stocks among managers.

If Reliance is one of the top MF buys in the month gone by, why is that not reflecting into the stock price?

Because while mutual fund managers are buying, there is also some selling from foreign institutions.

One would believe that there is a fair amount of optimism on the Street with regards to Rel Jio. Their latest numbers were quite reassuring.

Absolutely, but in October we have seen that Reliance was one of those counters where there was a fair amount of FII selling.

People are still buying InfosysNSE -0.85 %, SBI. I am interested in Coal India. Is this got to do with the adjustment for their offer for sale?

That is correct. It was more of a broad-based buying and not just one odd mutual fund. It was seven-eight large fund housing buying on the stock.

What is happening with IT? Is money moving out of IT? Has the sector reached its peak performance?

Actually it is a contrary. We have seen a fair bit of flows. But the one thing that has happened is it is again getting concentrated flowing into the largecap names. We have seen Infy, TCS, Tech M and HCL Tech getting money. WiproNSE 0.94 % is constantly seeing outflows and that has been largely the play. Midcap IT names have taken a breather, probably with the exception of Hexaware.

Among midcaps, Bharat Financial seems to have traction but Indian Hotels is also among the top five. Is it a building bet ahead of the holiday season?

That is not only a recent trend, we have been seeing it through the year. In Indian Hotels, people have been adding positions. It is hard to find hotel rooms at most times and definitely that is one sector that managers were betting on. We had Lemon Tree with an IPO earlier on, which people were subscribing to. Definitely, there is activity and interest around the hotel sector.

Some of the midcaps and smallcaps sold by MFs include the financing businesses but I also see a Divi’s Lab, CESC, DHFL, NALCO and MphasisNSE 0.64 %. Financing. Is the jury still out or are people coming back?

People are still maintaining status quo on the NBFC side. We have not seen too much of selling but at the same time people do not want to get in there as well. 2018 was a classic case in point where managers did not really go whole hog into buying NBFCs due to valuations and other reasons. Clearly, they have at least been protected in the sense that proportionally they were more into corporate banks and retail banks and that has helped them. This as a trend is going to continue for some time at least.

What about Yes Bank? Are you seeing serious outflows?

I would not say there are serious outflows because to start with the quantum of money that was invested on Yes Bank by funds was quite limited. But yes, last month, we saw two large fund houses completely pare positions on that stock. Given the uncertainty on that counter, they probably wanted to get out.

How are people approaching the oil and gas space? A lot of mutual funds sold off ONGC. Is oil prices coming off the reason?

That is one of the reasons. Also it is slightly stock specific because CPSE the ETF sold a fair bit of ONGC. It is largely driven by that one counter selling but if you look at the energy side, BPCL, HPCL, IOC and all the OMCs have gotten a fair bit of money in October.

What is happening in autos and auto ancillaries? Also, what is happening in two- wheelers?

Interestingly, we are seeing a drive towards auto manufacturers rather than the ancillaries. Because of festive season, people expected sales to be good in Maruti, M&M, Tata Motors or even Hero MotoCorp and TVS motors. There have been some flows in most of these counters.

Is there a clear exit from some of these auto ancillaries?

There is no exit but rather there have been muted data around that.

What is the trend in terms of flows? Are the flows picking up? October was a very strong month.

Absolutely. That trend continues. October saw almost Rs 13,000 crore coming in. There were a couple of new fund offerings and some lump sum money also came in. So, the flows have been steady. We had seen managers actually sell in September because they wanted to create cash. They used that cash in the correction in October. Almost Rs 26,000 crore has been pumped into the equity markets by mutual fund managers in October.

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Paytm Money now comes with Siri integration, can check your portfolio and status of SIPs

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Consumers will now be able to control the app by simply using voice commands.

Paytm has integrated Apple’s digital assistant Siri support within its investment and wealth management focused app, Paytm Money. Now iOS users will now be able to view their portfolio value and status upcoming SIPs (Systematic Investment Plans) of mutual fund investments via voice commands. Consumers will be able to get this new feature by updating the app via the app store.

Consumers will now be able to control the app by simply using voice commands such as “(Hey Siri) Show my portfolio”, “(Hey Siri) Show my SIPs” or “View my upcoming investments”. These phrases are completely customisable and can be changed according to user preferences by going into Settings > General > Accessibility > Siri > Type to Siri.

Paytm Money recently added a few features into its iOS app to make it easy for consumers to invest their money. These features include Smart App Shortcuts, Search Indexing, 3D Touch, Portfolio Widget and much more to manage & track investments.

Also Read: Google tweaks privacy policy for Indian payment app after Paytm complaint

Paytm Money is an investment and wealth management app launched back in September by One97 Communications. Consumers can download the Paytm Money app from their operating systems respective app stores.

They will then be required to complete the paperless KYC process, after which they can start investing their money into funds. People can choose between two modes of investment – SIPs or via One-time payments that start from Rs 100 depending on their preference.

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