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LG K42 With MIL-STD-810G Military-Grade Build, Quad Rear Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

LG K42 has been launched in India with quad rear cameras and a 4,000mAh battery. The new LG smartphone also comes with a military-grade MIL-STD-810G certified build that is touted to have passed nine different categories of the US Military defence standard testing, including high and low temperature, temperature shock, vibration, shock, and humidity among others. The LG K42 is bundled with a free second-year warranty coverage to complement its sturdy build. Other key highlights of the smartphone include an HD+ display, hole-punch design, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 13-megapixel primary camera sensor. The LG K42 competes against the likes of the Oppo A31 (2020), the Infinix Hot 9 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy M11.

LG K42 price in India

LG K42 price in India has been set at Rs. 10,990 for the lone 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart.

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Motorola Edge S AnTuTu Scores Hint at Impressive Performance, Live Images Leak Ahead of Launch

Motorola Edge S is all set to launch in China on January 26. Running up to the event, live images of the phone have leaked online, alongside its key specifications. The phone is seen to offer dual selfie cameras and a quad camera setup on the back. Lenovo China’s general manager of mobile, Chen Jin, shared AnTuTu scores of Motorola Edge S ahead of launch to give users a sense of how the performance of the phone really is.

Jin posted the AnTuTu scores on Weibo and Motorola Edge S scored an impressive 679,860 on the benchmarking site. In the CPU test of AnTuTu, the smartphone scored 189,694. It scored 290,268 in the display test, 103,322 in the memory test, and 96,576 in the UX test. Comparing these scores with other phones on AnTuTu December leaderboard reveals that Motorola Edge S performs better than Mi 10 Ultra and the iQoo

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Realme X9 Tipped to Launch in India as Company’s New X-Series Flagship Phone

Realme X9 is said to be the company’s new X-series flagship phone that was recently teased by its India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth. In a picture shared by Sheth last week, the upcoming phone seems to have a colour palette at the back — similar to the iridescent finish on the Realme X7 Pro and Realme V15. The Realme X9 also appears to have a slim profile and no 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to the Realme X9, the company is reported to have the Realme X9 Pro in the works. The new phone could come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.

Citing people familiar with the development, GSMArena reports that the Realme X9 will be the phone that was teased by Madhav Sheth earlier this week. The executive posted an image on Twitter on Tuesday that showed the new phone with the company’s ‘Dare to Leap’ branding at

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TikTok Parent ByteDance Launches Douyin Pay Mobile Payment Service in China

Beijing-based ByteDance launched on Tuesday its third-party payment service for the Chinese version of its hit short video app TikTok, “Douyin Pay”, as it presses to expand into the e-commerce business in China.

“The set-up of Douyin Pay is to supplement the existing major payment options, and to ultimately enhance user experience on Douyin,” Douyin said in a statement.

Users of Douyin, which accumulated 600 million daily active users, previously could use Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, the country’s two ubiquitous third-party mobile payment channels, to buy virtual gifts for livestreamers or items from shops on the platform.

ByteDance founder and CEO Zhang Yiming built up the company’s payment capability in China by acquiring Wuhan Hezhong Yibao Technology last year. Hezhong Yibao obtained a third-party payment license from the central bank in 2014.

ByteDance has been ordered by the outgoing Trump administration to divest TikTok’s US assets

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Receiving Android 11 Based One UI 3.0: Report

Samsung Galaxy Fold is reportedly receiving Android 11 One UI 3.0 update in some regions. The update comes with firmware version F900FXXU4DUA1 for the LTE variant in France and the UAE, and version F907BXXU4DUA1 for the 5G variant in UK and Switzerland. It brings all the features of Android 11 and One UI 3.0, like chat bubbles, refreshed user interface, conversations section, and more. Samsung has been updating all its recent phones to Android 11 including the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy S10 series.

According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out Android 11 based One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy Fold in France and UAE with version F900FXXU4DUA1. This is for the LTE variant of the foldable phone. On the other hand, Galaxy Fold users in UK and Switzerland are reportedly receiving update version F907BXXU4DUA1 for the 5G variant.

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