Jiji, Cars45 seal merger deal: Officials speak on plans for African market
Jiji, Cars45 seal merger deal: Officials speak on plans for African market

It is official; Jiji has signed merger deal with African car sales platform, Cars45.

Jiji, the largest online marketplace in Africa belongs to Ukrainian IT company Genesis. However, the financial details of the deal were not made public.

Jiji, supported by Lemma. Group, and Cars45 on Tuesday announced that both companies had reached an agreement, under which they will merge their operations in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Jiji acquires Cars45

Jiji acquires Cars45

The merger of Cars45, with its transactional business model, is part of Jiji’s long-term strategy toward transactional marketplaces, according to the Investor Relations Manager, Jiji, Maxim Makarchuk.

Speaking during a press conference in Lagos where the merger was officially announced in Nigeria, Makarchuk, affirmed that the deal will further strengthen Jiji’s position in all the countries where both companies operate and help mitigate some customers’ safety concerns by improving their car-buying and selling.

With this deal, Jiji will now venture into the transactional marketplace for the first time.

Jiji was launched in Nigeria in 2014 as an online marketplace that provides buyers and sellers with an avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.

Cars45 on the other hand is a transactional marketplace for car buyers and sellers. The company was founded by former Konga executive Etop Ikpe and has been under different ownership over the last couple of years.

Cars45 first received $5 million in funding in 2017 from the Frontier Cars Group (A company that subsequently became the parent company of Cars45), with support from Balderton Capital, EchoVC, and TPG Growth.

Soon after, Netherlands-based OLX Group acquired Cars45 from FCG, via its OLX Autos brand.

Although Jiji didn’t disclose the details of the acquisition of Cars45, it feels like a total acquisition from the OLX group.

This, however, is not Jiji’s first acquisition. Back in 2019, Naspers-owned online marketplace, OLX, sold its assets in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to Nigeria’s biggest classifieds player.

Jiji with 5 million+ app installs in Nigeria alone now operates in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania, with over 400 employees.

The site contains over 4 million active listings worth more than $10 billion, with 300,000+ sellers trading.

The car category is the second most popular, with more than 300,000 active listings.

In May 2021, Jiji became the first major profitable e-commerce company in the region.

Jiji is also regarded as the No. 1 brand in the target market.

Commenting on the value propositions of marriage between the two companies, Makarchuk, said: “Jiji has seen value in Cars45 as Nigeria’s largest technology enabled automotive trading platform. So, this will give Jiji that leverage in the market whereas Jiji’s massive database with 4million+ active listings and 300,000+ sellers trading will boost Cars45’s operations.

Nodding in agreement, the CEO, Cars45, Soumobroto Ganguly, stated that a platform that leverages technology to provide end-to-end digitized customer journey for automotive transactions for corporate organisations and individuals, the merger will make it even easier to facilitate automotive trading for Nigerians and other markets where they operate as well as access to finance, insurance, maintenance and servicing and other value-added services.

He said, “We are proud to have built a trusted buying and selling experience in autos. It makes sense to combine online and offline expertise. Merging with Jiji is aimed at creating a new kind of automotive retail experience for users in Africa. We are confident of jointly building an African Champion in the O2O Automotive Sector. Together we look forward to making transactions transparent and convenient for our customers, dealers, and franchisees across all our current and future markets.

Commenting on plans for rebranding, Ganguly said, “There are different teams working on different aspects of the business. And it is left for the Board to decide on the processes. Presently, the brand status quos shall be maintained, but we are looking that towards the end of the year; there could be information on rebranding Cars45”.

Jiji and Cars45 press conference

L-R – VP, Trade & Business Development, Cars45, Femi Folarin; VP, Commercial, Cars45, Patricia Duru; CEO, Cars45, Soumobroto Ganguly; Director, Jiji Africa, Yuliy Shenfeld; VP, Technical Services, Cars45, Pankaj Bohra; VP, Central Support Services & People Operations, Cars45, Olajumoke Obembe and Investor Relations Manager, Jiji, Maxim Makarchuk at a media parley to announce a merger between Cars45 and Jiji in Lagos.

In a nutshell, Maxim, Soumobroto and other speakers at the press conference expressed optimisms that the marriage between Jiji and Cars45 will benefit the customers/clients and the African markets at large.

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Itel G-Series 4K Android TV Models Launched in India
Itel G-Series 4K Android TV Models Launched in India

Itel G-series 4K Android TV models have been launched in India. The range has two models: Itel G4334IE and Itel G5534IE. The Itel G4334IE is a 43-inch offering while the Itel G5534IE is a 55-inch television. Both the TVs feature a frameless design, pack 24W speakers, and run Android TV 10. Itel is also offering a Smart remote with Google Assistant voice control functionality with both models. Other features include built-in Chromecast, Ultra Bright Display (say xx peak brightness or some other feature instead), as well as 178-degree viewing angles.

Itel G4334IE, Itel G5534IE 4K Android TV price, availability

The Itel G4334IE is priced at Rs. 32,999 while the Itel G5534IE is priced at Rs. 46,999. Itel says that the TVs are available starting today via offline stores.

Itel G4334IE, Itel G5534IE 4K Android TV specifications, features

The Itel G4334IE (43-inch) and the Itel G5534IE (55-inch) 4K Android TVs have several similarities. Both come with a 4K (3,840×2,160 pixels) resolution display, 178-degree viewing angles, and 400 nits of peak brightness. The new Itel TV models feature a frameless design, run Android TV 10, and come equipped with twin 12W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. Additionally, both TVs feature Google Assistant support and come with Chromecast built-in.

The Itel G4334IE (43-inch) and the Itel G5534IE (55-inch) 4K Android TV models are powered by MediaTek chipsets with ARM Cortex A53 CPUs and Mali G52 GPUs. Both models get 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. On the connectivity front, the TVs have built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, three HDMI ports, and two USB ports. You also get a smart remote with Google Assistant voice support, allowing for hands-free searching of content from OTT apps.

Earlier this year, Itel had unveiled four G-series Android TV models in India ranging from 32 inches and 55 inches, but had not shared pricing and availability details at the time. These models include the above-mentioned Itel G4334IE (43-inch) and Itel G5534IE (55-inch) models that have now gone on sale.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G Set to Launch in India on July 22, Amazon Reveals
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Set to Launch in India on July 22, Amazon Reveals

OnePlus Nord 2 5G is set to launch in India on July 22, Amazon has revealed through a dedicated listing. The new development comes just after OnePlus formally confirmed the existence of the new Nord phone and announced it with an enhanced MediaTek SoC. OnePlus Nord 2 5G will arrive as a successor to the OnePlus Nord that was launched in July last year. The upcoming smartphone is rumoured to retain the hole-punch display design that debuted on the original OnePlus Nord last year.

Amazon India has listed OnePlus Nord 2 5G on a dedicated microsite. It doesn’t provide any additional details about the smartphone, though the listing does clearly mention its launch date.

“Join us on July 22 as we officially introduce the OnePlus Nord 2 5G for our users in Europe and India,” a note on the Amazon listing said.

Earlier this week, OnePlus confirmed the existence of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and announced that it would come with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC that will be a tweaked version of the existing Dimensity 1200 chip.

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G may be available for purchase during Amazon’s Prime Day sale in India. The annual sale is taking place between July 26–27, as per a tweet posted by the online marketplace.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India (expected)

OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India is yet to be announced. However, a tipster claimed that the phone could debut at CNY 2,000 (roughly Rs. 23,000).

To give some perspective, OnePlus Nord was launched in Indian market with a starting price of Rs. 24,999.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G specifications (expected)

In terms of specifications, the rumour mill has suggested that OnePlus Nord 2 5G would feature a 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and carry a triple rear camera setup, along with a 50-megapixel primary sensor. The smartphone is also expected to have a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor. Further, it may have 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants. OnePlus Nord 2 5G may also come with an in-display fingerprint sensor and include a 4,500mAh battery.

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3 Reasons a Training Program Can Help You to Increase Your Job Opportunities!
3 Reasons a Training Program Can Help You to Increase Your Job Opportunities!

If you are searching for a new job, you need to make sure you use a certain program that can help broaden your horizons, make you attractive to potential employers, broadcast your resume, focus on your skills, and show you where to look on the job market. If you are a carpenter, you need to look in the right places, highlight your skills in the right way, perfect your resume, and hone in on your interview skills to make sure you find a job you are well qualified for.

A training program can significantly increase your opportunities in the job world – which is especially key today whether thousands of workers are applying for just hundreds of jobs! After the pandemic, there has been a strong influx in the number of workers looking for jobs so they can get back to normal, while the number of job openings is decreasing.

Ensure you can be one of the lucky few to secure a job while using a training program that helps you boost your resume, increase your networking skills and research, and helps you with interview preparation for your next job interview!

3 reasons a training program is beneficial to help you find a new job – and find one FAST!

A training program is one of the best ways in which you can adequately prepare to get a new job. Along with preparing your documents beforehand, a training program helps your personality and perfecting skills so you are completely confident and ready to grow when it comes to meeting employers in person during interviews or meetings.

Let’s see the top three reasons why those who are unemployed will benefit from using a training program, like the one you can find on Pathrise!

Improve your resume

One of the top benefits of using a training program, like the one on Pathrise, is the ability to boost your resume. Do you have your work experience but it’s all forms from a few years ago? Make sure you add recent work history, or a reason why you have not been working, so your employees can get a comprehensive picture of your experience and your life. Include the relevant jobs and qualifications you have for the open position.

Networking in the industry

The second reason why you should use a training program like the one on Pathrise is the ability to broaden your connections in the industry. By learning how to network properly, you can boost your connections, meet new people, and find others who are like-minded.

Interview preparation

The final skill of having a training program, like one on Pathrise, is the ability to prepare for an in-person or online interview. Ensure you feel confident and ready to answer all questions by going through the program and practicing ahead of time!


By using a training program, like the one on Patrise, you can be confident to answer interview questions, boost your resume potential, improve your networking power, and help with any other added parts of your job, like salary negotiation!

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Delhi Riots: Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan’s Plea Against Summons Dismissed
Delhi Riots: Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan’s Plea Against Summons Dismissed

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea filed by Facebook India Vice President and MD Ajit Mohan challenging the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony committee for failing to appear before it as witness in connection with the north-east Delhi riots last year.

A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul termed Mohan’s plea as pre-mature saying nothing has happened against him before the Assembly panel.

Pronouncing the verdict, Justice Kaul said that technological age has created digital platforms which can be uncontrollable at times.

The bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, delivered its verdict on the plea filed by Mohan, Facebook India Online Services and Facebook which contended that the committee lacked power to summon or hold petitioners in breach of privileges for failing to appear before it and had exceeded its constitutional limits.

The top court said the option of not answering before the committee cannot be disputed and representative of the petitioner can deny answering the question if it falls within the prohibited domains.
It said the Assembly does not have the power to legislate on the issue of law and order which falls under the Union List in the Constitution.

It said the objective of peace and harmony go beyond law and order and police.

The bench said in the judgement, it has divided the issues into three categories – privilege, free speech, and legislative competence.

The petitioners had challenged last year’s September 10 and 18 notices issued by the committee which sought Mohan’s presence before the panel probing the Delhi riots in February and Facebook’s role in spread of alleged hate speeches.

The Delhi Assembly had earlier said that no coercive action has been taken against Mohan and he was only summoned by its committee to appear as witness in connection with north-east Delhi riots.

In an affidavit filed in the top court, the Delhi Assembly had said that Mohan has not been issued any summons for breach of privilege.

During the arguments before the apex court, Mohan’s counsel had said that “right to silence” is a virtue in present “noisy times” and the assembly has no legislative power to set up a panel to examine the issue of peace and harmony.

Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Facebook official, had said that setting up of the peace panel was not the core function of Delhi assembly as the law and order issue fell under the domain of the Centre in the national capital.

Senior advocate A M Singhvi, representing the panel of the assembly, had said that the assembly has the power to summon.

However, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had opposed the submission of the panel of the assembly saying that law and order squarely fell under the domain of Delhi Police which is accountable to the Central government.

Earlier in December last year, the Peace and Harmony committee had moved the top court seeking to intervene in the plea filed by Mohan and others.

On October 15 last year, the Centre had told the top court that proceedings of the Peace and Harmony committee is “without jurisdiction” as the issue pertained to law and order.

The apex court had said that its September 23 last year order asking the assembly’s panel not to take any coercive action against Mohan, would continue till further orders.

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Telenor Quits Myanmar With 5-Million Sale to Lebanon’s M1 Group
Telenor Quits Myanmar With $105-Million Sale to Lebanon’s M1 Group

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor has sold its Myanmar business, blaming the difficulties of operating under the military junta and dealing a blow to activists who say they relied on the only Western operator for communications.

Telenor, one of the biggest foreign investors in Myanmar, sold its Myanmar operations to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group for $105 million (roughly Rs. 790 crores), announcing its retreat from a country that slid into chaos after a military coup in February.

It was one of the few Western companies to bet on the South East Asian country after it emerged from military dictatorship a decade ago. Myanmar accounted for 7 percent of Telenor’s earnings last year.

“There are three reasons why we think a sale is necessary: it is the safety of our employees, but also the regulatory conditions and also that there is good compliance,” Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke told Reuters.

“When we wrote off the business in May, we felt we could still operate in the country, although it was challenging. But after that, it has worsened.”

In May, Telenor booked a loss of NOK 6.5 billion (roughly Rs. 5,530 crores) after seeing its mobile business in Myanmar severely restricted following the February 1 military coup.

On March 15, the junta ordered a nationwide shutdown of mobile data, making it harder for pro-democracy activists to organise protests and circulate messages supporting the overthrown civilian government.

Violence since the February 1 coup has driven more than 230,000 people from their homes. More than 880 people have been killed by security forces and 5,200 are in detention, the United Nations says.

Myanmar’s junta has banned senior foreign executives of major telecommunications firms from leaving the country without permission and it is pressuring them to fully implement intercept technology that would let authorities monitor users, a source told Reuters earlier this week.

Human rights

Activists expressed concern over the exit of Telenor, one of two foreign operators present alongside Qatar’s Ooredoo. The other operators in Myanmar are state-backed MPT and Mytel, which is part-owned by a military-linked company.

“We are mostly relying on Telenor,” campaigner Thet Swe Win told Reuters. “Most of the activists rely on it as a company which has respect for human rights. I hope that the new company will respect human rights as Telenor did in the past.”

M1 Group was a major investor in Myanmar’s largest independent tower company, Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT), which has a master lease agreement with military-backed telecom Mytel. Private equity company CVC said in February it would buy IGT from M1 Group and other shareholders.

M1 Group was not immediately available for comment.

Some Telenor investors welcomed the decision.

“It is positive to see that Telenor did not compromise on their basic principles regarding human rights,” said Janicke Scheele, head of responsible investments at DNB Asset Management, Telenor’s 6th largest investor with a 1.51 percent stake.

“We have had multiple dialogues with Telenor on this and this undoubtedly presented a considerable dilemma for the company,” she told Reuters.

The Norwegian state-controlled operator has operations in the Nordics as well as in Asia, where 95 percent of its 187 million customers reside – in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand, as well as Myanmar.

It has around 18 million customers in Myanmar, serving a third of its 54 million population.

Mads Rosendal, senior analyst at Danske Bank Credit Research, said the price tag was low, given how much Myanmar has contributed to Telenor’s earnings.

“On the margin we … see this as slightly credit negative as we had hoped to see a higher value,” he said.

Telenor’s shares traded at NOK 148.05 (roughly Rs. 1,260) at 0921 GMT (2:51pm IST), unchanged from Wednesday’s close.

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Poco F3 GT India Launch Teased: All You Need to Know
Poco F3 GT India Launch Teased: All You Need to Know

Poco F3 GT India launch has been teased ahead of its official announcement. The new Poco phone is speculated to debut as early as August, but the brand is yet to confirm the launch date. Poco F3 GT is rumoured to debut as a rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming Edition that was launched in China in April. The smartphone is confirmed to have a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. Last month, Poco expanded its smartphone portfolio in India, with the launch of Poco M3 Pro 5G. It included features such as triple rear cameras and a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC.

The Poco India account tweeted a promotional video to tease the launch of Poco F3 GT in the country. The 15-second video doesn’t provide any concrete details, though it shows people’s queries around Poco F3 GT to indicate its imminent launch.

The teaser video also reiterates the third quarter launch timeline that Poco India Country Director Anuj Sharma announced in May. Further, the video gives us a glimpse of Poco F3 GT at the end. The sneak peek hints at the presence of game triggers on one side of the phone. This indicates that the new model could just be a rebadged Redmi K40 Gaming Edition that came with similar-looking game trigger buttons. Earlier reports also suggested that Poco F3 GT could be a rebadged version of Redmi K40 Gaming Edition that is currently available in China.

In the past, Poco did bring some rebadged Redmi phones to the market, including the most recently launched Poco M3 Pro 5G that is a rebranding of Redmi Note 10 5G.

Exact launch date of Poco F3 GT is yet to be revealed. However, given the latest teaser video and the rumoured August launch timeline, Poco may soon announce the release date of the smartphone.

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Qualcomm Ties Up With Asus to Launch a Special Phone for Loyal Fans
Qualcomm Ties Up With Asus to Launch a Special Phone for Loyal Fans

Qualcomm on Thursday launched its first smartphone in collaboration with Asus. Dubbed “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders,” the premium phone is designed specifically for the company’s loyalty programme called Snapdragon Insiders that was launched in March. It comes with top-notch specifications that include Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 144Hz AMOLED display, and 512GB of onboard storage. The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders also comes with a stock Android 11 experience and is preloaded with some of the major technologies developed by the San Diego-based chipmaker. Additionally, it comes bundled with true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds.

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders price, availability

The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders carries a price tag of $1,499 (roughly Rs. 1,12,200) for the sole 6GB + 512GB storage configuration. The phone comes in a Midnight Blue colour option and will be available for purchase through Asus’ online and offline retail channels starting August. It will initially be available in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, US, and UK, followed by India.

Details about the India pricing of the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders are yet to be revealed.

Although Qualcomm is marketing the new smartphone as a special model designed for its Snapdragon Insider community members, it will be available for all customers. The phone will also come with an MW08SI active noise cancelling TWS earbuds manufactured by New York-based Master & Dynamic and is packed with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 charger (65W in global/ 35W in India), custom rubber bumper, and two USB Type-C to USB Type-C braided cables.

Qualcomm Ties Up With Asus to Launch a Special Phone for Loyal Fans

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders comes bundled with a range of in-box contents
Photo Credit: Qualcomm

Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders specifications, features

Qualcomm has brought the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders essentially to demonstrate its different technologies that are often being cherry-picked by manufacturers based on their market requirements. The phone is equipped with third-generation Snapdragon X60 5G modem with support for all key 5G sub-6 and mmWave bands and includes Qualcomm Signal Boost and Smart Transmit technologies for enhanced connectivity. It also features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound that is designed to deliver 24-bit, 96kHz music streaming along with ultra-low latency and super wideband voice delivery. Customers will also get Qualcomm’s Spectra 580 image signal processor that will enable 4K and 8K video recording and offers an artificial intelligence-backed AI Auto Zoom feature.

In terms of specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders runs on Android 11. It features a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,448 pixels) Samsung AMOLED display with up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness, 20.4:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display is also HDR10 and HDR10+ certified and covers 111.23 percent of DCI-P3 and 106.87 percent of NTSC colour gamut. Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Qualcomm said in a briefing that the phone opted for the Snapdragon 888 instead of Snapdragon 888+ as Asus started its development last year — and the new chip was announced just late last month.

The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders features a triple rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens. The camera setup also includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter. The primary and telephoto cameras are also equipped with optical image stabilisation (OIS).

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Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders features a triple rear camera setup
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For selfies and video chats, the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders has a 24-megapixel selfie camera at the front.

The phone comes with dual stereo speakers that are paired with a smart AMP and Snapdragon Sound. There are also quad HDR microphones with 114dB dynamic range.

On the storage front, the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders has 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.2 with aptX Adaptive support, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, and a USB Type-C port.

Sensors on the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back that is a Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2. Additionally, the phone has an Illuminated Snapdragon fireball icon on the back that illuminates in white when you get a new voice call or message. You can also keep it on or off from the settings.

The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders packs a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 charging support. Besides, the phone measures 173.15×77.25×9.55mm and weighs 210 grams.

The bundled MW08SI TWS earbuds come with support for 24-bit, 96kHz audio along with ultra-low latency streaming over Bluetooth. The earbuds are powered by Qualcomm QCC5141 and include Qualcomm Active Noise Cancellation as well as cVc echo cancellation and noise suppression technologies. Moreover, the company claims that the earbuds can be connected to the smartphone even in busy RF environments.

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Hisense 70-Inch, 65-Inch 4K Smart TVs Unveiled in India: All Details Here
Hisense 70-Inch, 65-Inch 4K Smart TVs Unveiled in India: All Details Here

Hisense has announced two 4K smart TVs in India — Hisense 70-inch 70A71F TV and Hisense 65-inch Tornado TV. The Hisense 70A71F 4K Smart TV features a 70-inch display with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. The TV comes with 36W speakers and features slim bezels. The company says that the TV’s Vivid Bright Panel delivers brighter whites, darker blacks, and livelier colours than a conventional TV. The TV comes bundled with a voice remote and support for Google Assistant.

Hisense 70A71F, Hisense 65-inch Tornado TV price in India, availability

The Hisense 70-inch 70A71F TV will be available starting July 10 at an inaugural price of Rs. 91,990 via all leading e-commerce platforms and retail stores in India. Apart from the inaugural price offer, Hisense is offering a special 4-year comprehensive warranty for those who purchase the TV in the first 5 days. Additionally, the Chinese company will launch the Hisense 65-inch Tornado TV by the end of July at a price of Rs. 71,990. The exact details about offers and availability are not known yet.

Hisense 70A71F TV specifications, features

Hisense 70A71F TV features a 70-inch 4K UHD (3,840×2,160 pixels) LED display with Dolby Vision HDR support. The Ultra Vivid High Contrast Panel on the TV supports HDR10, Micro Dimming, Noise Reduction, and Depth Enhancer features. The TV has UHD AI Upscaler that essentially allows users to watch HD content in UHD quality. The display of the TV is complemented by two 18W (total 36W) bottom-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos to deliver powerful audio. It has a quad core processor paired with Mali470MP GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage.

Hisense 70A71F runs Android TV 9. It allows access to Google Play and popular streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video, among others. It comes with features like Sports Mode, Game Mode, and inbuilt Chromecast. The TV is bundled with a voice remote that has Google Assistant support. Connectivity options on the TV include dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB Type-A ports, a headphone port, one AV input, and an ethernet port.

As mentioned, Hisense will also launch a 65-inch Tornado TV with 102W 6-speaker system by JBL by the end of July. It will come with Dolby Vision HDR, inbuilt Chromecast, and Google Assistant support.

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Redmi Note 10T 5G India Launch Confirmed
Redmi Note 10T 5G India Launch Confirmed

Redmi Note 10T 5G is gearing up for its launch in the Indian market. However, an exact launch date is yet to be confirmed by the company. Redmi Note 10 5G was recently launched in the Indian market as Poco M3 Pro 5G. All three smartphones share identical specifications as all of them are powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, sport a triple rear camera setup, and pack a 5,000mAh battery. Amazon has already created a dedicated microsite for the Redmi Note 10T 5G.

A recent tweet by Redmi India confirms that Redmi Note 10T 5G is going to be launched in India soon. The Xiaomi sub-brand in its tweet said, “Time to sit back and sip on your favourite cuppa cause we’re coming up with our first ever #FastAndFuturistic smartphone!” The tweet also redirects users to a microsite for the smartphone that has a ‘Notify Me’ button, which upon clicking reveals that users will be notified using the Mi Store App for Android and iOS. Redmi India’s tweet was first spotted by 91Mobiles.

The tweet by Redmi India also has a teaser image in it. The image shows silhouettes of the Redmi Note 10T 5G’s front and back, hinting at the possible design that the smartphone may sport. As visible in the photo, the smartphone features a rectangular camera module that is mounted on the top left rear side of the smartphone. The front display has a centrally placed hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera.

The smartphone has earlier been teased through its dedicated microsite on Amazon.

Redmi Note 10T 5G specifications

Redmi Note 10T 5G will run Android 11-based MIUI 12. It will sport a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) hole-punch display with 90Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The triple rear camera on Redmi Note 10T 5G features a 48-megapixel primary sensor and two 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. There is an 8-megapixel primary sensor for the selfie camera. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Has the Redmi Note 10 Series raised the bar in the budget phone market in India? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.

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