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Nokia 6 had garnered more than one million registrations for its first sale and now the entire stock on JD.com in China was sold in just 1 minute. During this time 100,000 units of the Nokia 6 budget android smartphone were pre-ordered by paying just $9 for each for registration. This amount would be deducted from the total price of about $245. Just to remind you, the Nokia 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 430 with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16MP/8MP cameras.
Amazon is currently running its Great Indian Sale between 21st till 22nd January where you can avail 15-percent off on your purchase on the app or 10-percent discount on the website using SBI cards. There are a lot of smartphones on offer including the OnePlus 3T, Moto G4 Play, Coolpad Note 5 and several others.
Vivo V5 Plus with 20MP + 8MP dual front cameras is now available for pre-order in India through retail stores priced at Rs. 27980. It also packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display running on the Snapdragon 625 processor, same as the Redmi Note 4. It also has a 16MP f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash. The fingerprint sensor is in the front embedded in the home button and all this is powered by a 3160 mAh battery which is capable of charging fast.
Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant which is to make its way to the Galaxy S8 is also said to get visual search using its rear camera and recognize text. There is also talk of the S-Health app getting WebMD integration. According to latest reports, Bixby will be able to recognize images, objects, and text, this is similar to what Google Goggles did back in the day. Bixby was a product of Viv Labs which was acquired in October by Samsung to compete with the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Tango-enabled smartphone was launched in India today priced at Rs. 29990. It packs a 6.4-inch Quad-HD display, 16MP main rear camera with depth and motion sensors for Tango. It also has an 8MP front camera for selfies. All this runs on the Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC with a 4050 mAh battery, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is a Flipkart Exclusive.