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WhatsApp Verified Business Accounts Will Soon Be Available

WhatsApp Verified Business Accounts was rumored from past few months. Well, WhatsApp has now confirmed via FAQ section that it will soon have a verified account with green ticks for businesses similar to Facebook and Twitter.

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WhatsApp Verified Business Accounts

With the latest update of WhatsApp version 2.17.285 of the Android beta app brings support for verified business accounts. With this update, businesses will get a green tick next to their contact name.

WhatsApp Verified Business Accounts TechDipper 2The verification means that the company has confirmed the phone number of the account to a business account. In addition to that, the update lets businesses set working hours. If you call a business account and they are not available, you will get an ‘away’ message.

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WhatsApp Businesses can also manage their automatic messages and customers can block also businesses which they do not want to be contacted by. Well, WhatsApp’s FAQ section describes it all and it also mentioned that when you start talking to a business via yellow message inside a chat, there is no way to delete these messages from the chat.

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Xiaomi Global Launch In India On September 5; Xiaomi Mi 5X


Xiaomi Global Launch is around the corner and the company has teased the launch of a Mi series smartphone to launch on September 5. As the teaser mentioned that the launch will be of a dual camera smartphone; it could be Xiaomi Mi 6 or Xiaomi Mi 5X or both.

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Xiaomi Global Launch In India

It is still unclear, what Xiaomi is going to showcase, but our bet will on Xiaomi Mi 5X, which has been launched in China, at an event. Although, there one more possibility i.e heavily-anticipated Mi Mix 2 smartphone as well. We might see the launch of a completely new flagship at the September 5 event.

In the Xiaomi Global Launch event teaser tweet, Xiaomi has used hashtags #FlagshipDualCamera and #XiaomiGlobalLaunch apart from mentioning Septemeber 5 as the launch date. In addition to that, Xiaomi India’s Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain announced that the company will be launching its first dual-camera phone in India in September.

Further, the teaser image also shared alongside the tweet, the company has suggested that one of the sensors in the dual camera setup will come with a larger aperture than the other, which forces us to believe that Xiaomi is launching Mi 5X. Either way, we will get to know in the coming days.

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LG V30 To Feature A 32-Bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC With Digital Filters


LG V30 is all set to unveil and the company has announced that V30 will feature 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by ESS Technology’s SABRE ES9218P. This is not the first LG smartphone to feature this, LG V20 and G6 also featured a similar DAC.

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LG V30 To Feature A 32-Bit Quad DAC

LG V30 will feature Hi-Fi Quad DAC with two new features: digital filters and sound preset. The original Hi-Fi Quad DAC indicated delivering Hi-Fi sound as close as possible to the original source by reducing distortion and white noise.

LG V30 TechDipper 2 1Further down, V30 offers four optimal pre-programmed settings: enhanced, detailed, live and bass. In addition to that, LG has managed to cut the distortion rate down to 0.0002 percent giving out high-quality audio experience to the users using any headset.


Down the lane, the HD Audio Recorder in the V30 can use the audio receiver of the phone simultaneously as a microphone. Basically, the RAM (Receiver-as-a-Mic or RAM) can record loud sounds clearly, so the LG V30 can record a wider dynamic range of sounds, from a whisper to a thunderstorm, without distortion.

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To recap, V30 will be LG’s first device to sport its own OLED display with 18:9 FullVisiion display. In extension to that, it is said to come with a set of high-quality B&O PLAY earphones. The LG V30 will be announced in Berlin on August 31st, 2017 at 9:00 as CEST (i.e 12:30 PM IST).

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Samsung Launches New Gear VR For Galaxy Note 8 For $130

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 8 and with that company has also unveiled a new Gear VR headset for Galaxy Note 8 that packs a massive 6.3-inch display. The new Gear VR is pretty much same as the older VR in terms of design, weight, and colors.

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Samsung’s New Gear VR

THe new Gear VR comes with a controller and much like any other VR, it packs in Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, and Proximity Sensor. Although the new VR looks, weighs and has similar colors to that of an older version, but, it has got a bigger slot to fit in the Note8.

New Gear VR 2 1The new Gear VR is backward compatible i.e it is compatible with previous flagships such as Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 series. There are many other features included with the new VR.

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Notably, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were compatible with Google Daydream, the Note8 may also come with same support. The Gear VR headset is priced at $129.99 and is already available on the US online store.

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Facebook App Now Let’s You Create 360 Photos And Set Them As Covers

The Facebook mobile app started rolling out an update that lets you create 360 photos and use them as cover photos. This is apparently the first major update to Facebook cover photos since they were introduced.

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Create 360 Photos – Facebook App

Facebook has adopted this format a long time, allowing its desktop users to share both photos and videos captured in 360 degrees. Users can create panoramas on the go, which was previously created photos by dedicated 360 cameras, Google Street View.

Create 360 Photos 2Facebook is also promoting this function to page admins and publishers to engage the users, offering Photoshop templates and guides for easy creation of 360 photos. The social giant is making 360 photos as hassle-free as possible, making it a fun experience with guides and a little bit of help by the algorithm, which stitches everything up into a spherical image.

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Users with the latest update will find a “360 Photo” button at the top of their news feed, which will lead you through the process of taking the required photos until they have complete panorama which can later be edited and shared with their friends and family.

Create 360 Photos 1360 photos are available for every profile and page, only profiles can set them as their cover photos, not as profile pictures (currently). As for taking 360-degree videos, users must have a dedicated piece of hardware that can capture the panoramic footage, which can be processed later.

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LG Gaming Monitors With High Refresh Rate Is Set To Unveil At IFA 2017


LG gaming monitors are on the verge of getting announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin next week. LG is planning to bring in a 32-inch and a 27-ink GK monitors with high refresh rates of 144Hz, which can be overclocked (up to 165Hz) and 240Hz simultaneously.

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LG Gaming Monitors At IFA 2017

LG 27-inch GK gaming monitor comes with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms Motion Blur Reduction and AMD FreeSync technology. It also comes with Black Stabilizer, Dynamic Action Sync, and Crosshair to apparently enhance accuracy in FPS games.

LG Gaming Monitors 3While LG 32-inch (model 32GK850G) comes with a 144Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync graphic processing technology for a hick-free gaming experience. The monitor also has a Sphere Lighting, which creates soft ambiance lighting to increase immersive-ness of games and reduce eye fatigue during dark conditions.

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  • Black Stabilizer: It delivers clearer contrast to give games maximum visibility. 
  • Dynamic Action Sync: This minimizes input lag, which helps players to react faster to the action.

LG Gaming Monitors

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In extension to this, LG is also expected to showcase a 34-inch Ultrawide gaming monitor (model 34UC89G) with 21:9 aspect ratio display. This monitor will also support Nvidia G-Sync and will have a 144Hz refresh rate, which can again be overclocked to 166Hz to maximize the gaming experience.

Jang Ik-hwan, Vice President, IT Division, LG Electronics said;

Our efforts to deliver the best platform for gamers have resulted in these amazing new monitors which we’ll showcasing at IFA. We are confident that players will notice a difference in their gameplay and look forward to seeing their reactions once they’ve had a chance to test drive these fantastic new products.

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YotaPhone 3 With Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM Announced For $360


The sequel to the YotaPhone 2 has been announced – YotaPhone 3. It is was introduced back in June at the China-Russia exhibition in Harbin, but it was formally introduced in China, today.

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YotaPhone 3

The dual-screen YotaPhone packs in a 5.5-inch (primary) Full HD Super AMOLED display and 5.2-inch (secondary) HD e-ink display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage.

YotaPhone 3 3On the back, the phone features a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash and 13-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone runs Android Nougat and backs by a 3,300mAh battery.

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YotaPhone 3 Specifications

YotaPhone 3 2

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED Primary Display
  • 5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD E-Ink Display Secondary Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB Storage
  • 12MP Rear Facing Camera With LED Flash
  • 13MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat With YotaOS 3.0
  • 3,300mAh Battery
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth, USB-C

YotaPhone 3’s 64GB variant has been priced at RMB 2,398 (roughly Rs 23,000 /US$360), while the 128GB variant is priced at RMB 3,098 (Rs 29,800 /US$465 approx). The pre-orders will first start in China on JD.com and will go on sale on September 18th.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Is Built For Swimmers; Leaked!

We have been hearing a lot about Samsung upcoming fitness tracker – Gear Fit 2 Pro. Well, a little ahead of the Unpacked event announcement, the Gear Fit 2 Pro was spotted on the company’s Malaysian website.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

Thanks to Evan Blass (@evleaks), who spotted and showed us a glimpse of what it is called to be latest fitness tracker from Samsung. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is an upgraded version of the last year’s Gear Fit 2 (of course).

Gear Fit2 Pro 1Much like the Gear Fit 2, the upgraded version features water resistance at depths up to 50 meters, apparently making it a great choice for triathletes, swimmers and even for the people who like to shower with a smartwatch.

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Apart from being stylish, it has got Samsung AMOLED display which might be a good entry point for athletes in the smartwatch market. This year’s variant will also allow you to install a few apps from Galaxy App Store and with a single charge, it will run for about 2-3 days.

Gear Fit2 Pro 2According to leaks, the device will only come in black-red and black-black colors patterns. We are not sure about pricing and release dates, however, it is rumored to priced at US$199 in the US. We will be hearing a lot in the coming days, stay tuned.

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Google Pixel 2 With Snapdragon 836 SoC To Be Announced On October 5


We have seen a long saga of leaks and renders of the upcoming Google Pixel 2. Well, the smartphone is all set to be unveiled on October 5, claims the popular tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) on twitter. There are have been several leaks there after.

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Google Pixel 2

The second-generation Google Pixel 2 will have certain changes and should be powered by a Snapdragon 836 processor, which hasn’t been announced yet, but will most likely to be a bit more powerful and efficient than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

Coming down to specifications; the Pixel 2 will likely pack in a 5-inch display, whereas Pixel XL 2 will have a 6-inch display. The larger Pixel XL2 is speculated to employ a nearly bezel-less design, while the smaller handset should have pretty prominent bezels at the top and bottom of the screen, much like its predecessor.

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Notably, Google Pixel 2 will be manufactured by HTC, while the Google Pixel XL 2 will be made by LG and certainly both the smartphones will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Well, there will a lot of leaks as we approach to release date.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Announced


Samsung just announced Galaxy Note8 at its New York event. Much like the older Galaxies, it has Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor as well as heart rate monitor. It is water resistant (obviously) up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes with IP68 ratings.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8

The Note8 comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity Display with end-to-end bezel-less screen (pretty similar to Galaxy S8 series), powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor, paired with 6GB RAM, runs on Android Nougat and is backed by a 3300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 2Note8 features a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom and notably both the cameras have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) in it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 – S Pen Stylus

There is no Note without S Pen. The Note8 comes with an improved S Pen stylus with finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity. The S Pen now allows you to share animated texts or drawing across all platform that supports animated GIFs.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 3There are several other features; which includes S Pen Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate entire sentences in up to 71 languages and can also convert units and foreign currencies with a single tap.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Specifications

Galaxy Note8

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display With 522ppi, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 9 Series 8895 Processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU / Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB / 256GB Storage + Expandable Via MicroSD (up to 256GB)
  • 12MP Dual Pixel Rear Camera With LED Flash, f/1.7 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, OIS, Secondary 12MP Camera With Telephoto Lens, f/2.4 Aperture, OIS, 2x Optical Zoom, Up To 10x Digital Zoom
  • 8MP Auto Focus Front-Facing Camera With f/1.7 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 3300mAh Battery With Fast Charging (Both On Wired And Wireless)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • Dual SIM (Hybrid), IP68 (Water And Dust Resistant)
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB-C 3.1, NFC
  • Dimensions:162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm; Weight: 195g

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue colors. The pre-orders in the US will begin from August 24th and will be available and ship from starting September 15th globally.

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