Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Bundle Offers 512GB Memory Card at Just Rs. 4,999
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 9₹ 67,650 in the Indian market in August this year, and now the company has launched a “1TB offer” allowing users to buy the 512GB microSD card for a discounted price. As part of the offer, Samsung is offering the Galaxy Note 9 512GB smartphone along with the Samsung EVO Plus 512GB memory card as a bundle, at a discount of Rs. 17,900. With this bundle, users will have to pay only Rs. 4,999 for the Samsung Evo Plus 512GB memory card, instead of the original price of Rs. 22,900.
As part of this offer, Samsung is offering the Galaxy Note 9 512GB variant along with the Samsung Evo Plus memory card bundle for Rs. 89,999. This amounts to a discount of Rs. 17,900, as the original price of the bundle is Rs. 107,900. This is because, Samsung is offering the Samsung Evo Plus 512GB memory card at a discounted price of Rs. 4,999 instead of its original price of Rs. 22,900. Customers can avail further price reductions by availing an exchange bonus of Rs. 9,000 on exchanging select old phones, and enabling Rs. 6,000 cashback if purchasing the bundle using a HDFC debit or credit card. With this bundle, Samsung Galaxy Note 9₹ 67,650 is equipped with 1TB of total storage (512GB internal storage + 512GB Evo Plus memory card).
This offer is applicable on the Samsung Galaxy 512GB variant only, and can be availed via e-commerce portals and offline stores as well. The launch price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512GB variant is Rs. 84,900. The variant is available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Metallic Copper colour options. There is also a 128GB variant which is priced in India at Rs. 67,900, and this offer isn’t applicable on this variant.
The Samsung Evo Plus microSD card claims to offer read and write speeds of up to 100MBps and 90MBps respectively. Samsung claims that a 3GB video in 4K resolution can be transferred in just 38 seconds. The capacity is claimed to be equal to 78 hours of full-HD videos or 1,50,300 images.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications
As for specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with the Samsung Experience UX on top. It sports a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel, and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 SoC, coupled with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The 512GB variant comes with 8GB of RAM, while the variant with 128GB storage packs 6GB of RAM. Both are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).
Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontally-placed dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel dual pixel sensor along with a wide-angle lens that has a variable f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture and a 12-megapixel sensor along with a telephoto, f/2.4 autofocus lens. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel sensor backed by an f/1.7 aperture, autofocus lens.
A fingerprint sensor sits below the rear camera setup. Samsung has given a 4000mAh battery on the Galaxy Note 9 that supports fast charging and is compatible with wired and wireless charging technologies. On the dimensions front, the Galaxy Note 9 measures 161.9×76.4×8.8mm and weighs 201 grams.
Google Translate now offers gender-specific translations for some languages
Google Translate will now show gender-specific translations for some languages.
In an effort to reduce gender bias in its translations, Google Translate will now show gender-specific translations for some languages. Previously, Google Translate would only show one translation for words that could either have a feminine or masculine form. Translations for words like “strong” or “doctor” would skew masculine, while “beautiful” and “nurse” would skew feminine. Now, Google Translate will show both feminine and masculine translations for words in select languages.
Google’s been on a mission to promote fairness in AI and machine learning, as demonstrated recently by its initiative to remove gendered pronouns from Gmail’s Smart Compose feature. The company says it’s also thinking about how to address non-binary gender in translations as well as gender bias in other Google products like search auto-complete.
Currently, the gender-specific translations are only available for translating single words from English to romance languages like French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Turkish to English is the only language pair that provides both translations for sentences. Google gives an example, seen above, in which typing “o bir doktor” in Turkish will turn up both “she is a doctor” and “he is a doctor.”
The feature currently only works in browsers like Chrome and Firefox, and it will eventually be available on iOS and Android. Google says it’s working to bring support for more languages as well.
Google offering Rs 7,000 instant discount with Pixel 3
This new Google ‘offer’ can get you Rs 7,000 instant discount on flipkart
Google has announced a short-term referral program for all variants of the Pixel 3 family, ahead of the December festive season. As part of this referral program, existing users of Google’s Nexus and Pixel families of smartphones will be able to refer their friends and families to buy any variant of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (review). With their referrals, new buyers of any Pixel 3 family device will get instant discount of Rs 7,000 on it, over and above any existing offer that might already be there.
Additionally, referrers of the Google Pixel 3 smartphones under this program will also be rewarded with a Flipkart gift voucher worth Rs 2,000. The offer is valid for purchases made only on Flipkart. To avail this, an existing Nexus or Pixel user will need to use their email address to login to the Flipkart app, and click on the banner that points towards the said referral scheme. Following this, they will be urged to add their email address again to avail the program, and the referral link will be emailed to the user within 48 hours of registration
The user(s) can then share their referral codes with anyone, who can then first validate it and add it to their account. Once added, the code will remain valid till the end of December 24th. Once the purchase is made, the new customer will get an instant discount of the aforementioned amount over and above any other discounts. Once the purchase is completed, the referrer will also be credited with the Rs 2,000 gift voucher, valid on the e-commerce platform.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available in two storage variants, each of which can be bought in three colour choices — Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 is priced at Rs 71,000 for the 64GB variant, and Rs 80,000 for the 128GB variant. The Pixel 3 XL, meanwhile, is priced at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 92,000.
“The discount offer can only be extended to new users by existing owners of a Pixel 3 variant, and is valid only till December 24.”
We can seen Dark Mode soon on Whatsapp
WhatsApp may get Dark Mode soon, group calls feature now rolling out to users
Almost every week WhatsApp gets a new feature or two. Even as the company starts rolling out group calls to its Android users, we hear of another new feature that is going to be added to the chat app in the coming weeks. This is the Dark Mode, which will not only allow users to save their eyes from glare when they are chatting on WhatsApp late in night but will also probably help save them battery on their phones.
Yet again, the information comes courtesy WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that often reveals unreleased WhatsApp features by looking into beta code of the app. A few days ago, WABetaInfo tweeted, “I receive a lot of questions about the Dark Mode. It’s still under development and there is no news now, be patient please. When there is news on iOS and Android, you will obviously receive more info from me, don’t worry.”
Of late, as more and more technology companies wake up to the harmful effect of the screen glare on the eyes, apps are increasingly acquiring dark mode. Twitter got it earlier, whereas Apple just gave the whole macOS a dark mode with the Mojave release.
Apart from saving eyes from the glare, the dark mode in the apps can also help with the battery life, particularly on the phones like the Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 3, iPhone XS and the OnePlus 6T that have OLED screens. When the OLED screens need to show blacks, they can completely turn off pixels, which significantly helps in reducing the battery consumption. So for example, if you are someone who is one WhatsApp four to five hours a day, for you the battery saving could be substantial with the dark mode.
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