Weekly Update: Poco F1, Oppo Reno, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Redmi Note 7, Whatsapp Update

Poco F1

A Mi Fan Festival 2019 sale is going to be held in India from 4th April to 6th April. In the sale, the Poco F1 will come with the price tag starting from Rs 20,999 i.e. Rs 2,000 from the original price which is Rs 22,999.

The Poco F1 flaunts a 6.18-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor mated with different RAM and onboard storage options. In terms of the photography, it carries dual rear camera setup including a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor while at the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

The phone get the fuel from the 4000mAh battery along with the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3 support. The dual SIM device runs MIUI 9.6 based Android 8.1 Oreo and has a support of 4G along with VoLTE.

Oppo Reno

On 29th March 2019, Oppo Reno was spotted on TENAA disclosing its images and specifications. The smartphone is likely to carry Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC mated with 6GB RAM as per the TENAA revelation. The PCAM10 and PCAT10 variants of the smartphone has been spotted which are the low-end variants. It is expected that the company will disclose the smartphone on 10th April 2019 in China.

As per the TENAA listing, the smartphone might flaunts a 6.5-inch TFT LCD Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Both the versions carry the Helio P70 chipset, containing an octa-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz and the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which might be mated with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for the top-end variant.

The handset comes with a 3,910 mAh battery and weighs 190 grams. In terms of the optics, it comes with dual rear camera setup along with an LED Flash (16MP + 2MP) and single 16MP selfie camera housed inside the notch. At the back, there might is a fingerprint scanner.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The price and availability of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G have been disclosed. The smartphone will come with the price tag of KRW 1,119,000 i.e. around INR 73,000 in South Korea. While the Dual Screen Attachment smartphone which flaunts an extra 6.2-inch OLED (2160 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ display for improved multitasking and gaming, will carry a price sticker of KRW 219,000 i.e. around INR 13,300. LG said that the Dual Screen attachment will be given to the customers who purchase the L V50 ThinQ 5G till May.

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Redmi Note 7 128GB

The Redmi Note 7 is speculated and rumoured to come with 6GB RAM & 128GB of onboard storage. Till now nothing is confirmed about it as the company has not made any official announcement.

The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch LCD display with a waterdrop notch and a notification LED in the chin. It gets the power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. in terms of the optics, the smartphone carries single back camera i.e. 12-megapixel camera. The handset gets the fuel from the 4000mAh battery along with fast charging support.

WhatsApp Update

Forwarding Info feature

A few days back, Whatsapp was seen testing a new Forwarding feature. By this feature, the user will get to know how many times a message has been forwarded and will also show a forwarded label if the message is forwarded more than four times. The feature has not been added yet. It seems that the beta built of Whatsapp for Android users has launched one of the feature among both through the open beta channel for all the testers. The WhatsApp beta update (version 2.19.87), can now see how many times a message has been forwarded.

This feature can be checked by long-pressing the forwarded message or by tapping the “i” icon at the top. This information will only be seen by the sender of the message.

Dark Mode Feature

The dark mode feature has also been spotted in WhatsApp beta v2.19.87 for Android. The dark mode will give a black colour to the ‘Profile Section’ and after the feature is enabled then it will be seen on the Status bar.

It seems that the “Two Factory Authentication” and “Request Account Info” are the subsections that will not receive the dark colour theme after enabling it but there is a possibility that it might change when the beta build will be upgraded. Also, note that there are only traces about the dark mode theme and has not yet been announced officially.