Archive for May, 2019



The ride-hailing service says its monthly active users rose to 93 million globally in last quarter.

Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion(roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company.

Revenue of $3.1 billion (roughly Rs. 23,000 crores) matched the high end of the range Uber forecast for the quarter and the loss of $1.0 billion compared with the company’s forecast of $1.0 billion to $1.11 billion.

Shares rose 2.6% following a conference call with executives in which Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi cited business improvements, such as fewer consumer promotions in the second quarter, but called 2019 an “investment year.”

With its share price trading more than 10% below its IPO price of $45, Khosrowshahi will have to convince investors Uber can turn a profit, given its reliance on rider incentives and competition in all parts of its business, from its core business of ride-hailing to food delivery to freight.

“Our story is simple. We’re the global player,” Khosrowshahi told analysts on his first earnings call after the company’s IPO earlier this month. “Our job is to grow fast at scale and more efficiently for a long, long time.”

The results indicate the newly public company was able to hit its own financial targets, likely to offer some assurance to investors.

Costs went up 35% in the quarter, as the company spent heavily in the run-up to its IPO earlier this month. Gross bookings, a measure of total value of rides before driver costs and other expenses, rose 34% from a year ago to $14.6 billion. Bookings were up 3.4% from the previous quarter, showing the difficulty of recruiting new riders in saturated markets.

But Wedbush analyst Ygal Arounian said he was encouraged by improvements in take rates, and accelerating revenue growth. Uber’s take rate is the revenue pocketed by the company after subtracting driver or restaurant pay and incentives.

“We’re still a while away from profitability, but Uber is expecting strong signs of improvement across many of its key metrics and that is an important sign for investors.”

Uber was the biggest of a group of Silicon Valley startups that have gone public this year against the backdrop of a global stock market sell-off sparked by renewed trade tensions between the United States and China. Uber also faces increased regulation in several countries and fights with its drivers over wages.

In the mature US market, where Uber’s main rival is Lyft, Khosrowshahi said two levers for growth were the expansion of rides into suburbs and a generational wave, in which millennials show little interest in car ownership.

Executives said signals from Lyft during its recent earnings call that its rival was focused less on price and more on brand and product was a positive. Khosrowshahi called it a “healthier mode of competing than just throwing money at a challenge.”

Overall, incentives paid to drivers more than doubled from a year earlier, outpacing revenue growth, as the company invested in its growing food delivery service, Uber Eats. In that unit, driver incentives tripled to $291 million while revenue rose 89 percent.

Uber was “very early in the stages” of exploiting how ride-hailing can help its Eats business, where take rates would improve over 2019, he said.

The company had begun to “upsell” riders to Eats deals, with encouraging early signs, Khosrowshahi said.

Uber said its monthly active users rose to 93 million globally, from 91 million at the end of the fourth quarter.

A net loss was $1.01 billion, or $2.26 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 compared with net income of $3.75 billion, or $1.84 per share, a year earlier, when results were helped by its sale of operations to Grab and Yandex.

In its fourth quarter, Uber’s net loss was $887 million and revenue was $2.97 billion.

Uber previously said it expected first-quarter revenue in the range of $3.04 billion to $3.1 billion while seven analysts polled by Refinitiv IBES on average expected revenue of $3.04 billion.

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More details like pricing and launch date of Xbox Game Pass for PC will be revealed at E3 2019.

Microsoft is bringing the Xbox Game Pass subscription service over to the PC ecosystem. The chief of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has announced that Xbox Game Pass is headed to PC, giving PC gamers the benefits enjoyed by their Xbox counterparts such as access to over 100-games on the Windows platform and the ability to play a title from the Xbox Game Studios on the very day of its global release for a monthly fee. Additionally, PC games from the Xbox Game Studios will also be made available on third-party online stores on launch day. Moreover, the company also looks forward to enabling support for native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft’s Xbox division head wrote on the Xbox Wire that its upcoming game subscription service for PC will simply be called Xbox Game Pass, and will give consumers access to over 100 PC games from developers like Bethesda, SEGA, and Paradox Interactive. Just like the original Xbox Game Pass service for Microsoft’s own console, PC gamers who subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass service will be able to play new games from Xbox Game Studios on the same day of their global release.

As of now, over 75 developers and publishers have been roped in to bring their games to Xbox Game Pass for PC, with the goal of creating a library of titles spread across different genres that keeps growing every month.

Microsoft is also throwing in some benefits for Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers. PC gamers will receive a discount of up to 20 percent on games and up to 10 percent on DLCs and add-ons. As of now, it is not clear when Xbox Game Pass for PC will arrive and how much it will cost. But the aforesaid questions might be answered at E3 2019, where more details about the game subscription service for PC ecosystem will be shared.

Microsoft’s gaming division is also looking forward to giving PC gamers more options regarding the online store of their choice where they can purchase games. To achieve the goal, PC games from the Xbox Game Studios will simultaneously be made available on the Microsoft Store as well as third-party stores at launch. Moving forward, more Xbox Game Studios offerings such as Gears 5 and Age of Empires I, II & III: Definitive Editions will head over to Steam. Lastly, full support for native Win32 games will soon be enabled on the Microsoft Store on Windows, but there is no word when that will happen.

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Latest study is said to be the largest and most rigorous examination of Twitter’s effect on student achievement.

Twitter, used by 126 million people daily and now ubiquitous in some industries, has vowed to reform itself after being enlisted as a tool of misinformation and hate.

But new evidence shows that the platform may be inflicting harm at an even more basic level. It could be making its users, well, a bit witless.

The finding by a team of Italian researchers is not necessarily that the crush of hashtags, likes and retweets destroys brain cells; that’s a question for neuroscientists, they said.

Rather, Twitter not only fails to enhance intellectual attainment but substantially undermines it, the economists said in a working paper published this month by the economics and finance department at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

“It’s quite detrimental,” Gian Paolo Barbetta, a professor of economic policy at the private research university and the paper’s lead author, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I can’t say whether something is changing in the mind, but I can say that something is definitely changing in the behaviour and the performance.”

To the best of his knowledge, Barbetta’s study is the largest and most rigorous examination of Twitter’s effect on student achievement, with applications to learning and information retention in other areas of life.

The investigation drew on a sample of roughly 1,500 students attending 70 Italian high schools during the 2016-17 academic year. Half of the students used Twitter to analyse “The Late Mattia Pascal,” the 1904 novel by Italian Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello, which satirizes issues of self-knowledge and self-destruction. They posted quotes and their own reflections, commenting on tweets written by their classmates. Teachers weighed in to stimulate the online discussion.

The other half relied on traditional classroom teaching methods. Performance was assessed based on a test measuring understanding, comprehension and memorization of the book.

Using Twitter reduced performance on the test by about 25 to 40 percent of a standard deviation from the average result, as the paper explains. Jeff Hancock, the founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab, described these as “pretty big effects.”

Notably, the decline was sharpest among higher-achieving students, including women, those born in Italy and those who had scored higher on a baseline test. This finding, the paper notes, bolsters the conclusion that blogs and social networking sites actively impair performance, rather than simply failing to augment learning.

A spokeswoman for Twitter declined to comment on the study. The company does not purport to make its users smarter. But its mission statement sets forth goals not so different from those of a literature course – “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.” And in describing the platform as a “digital public square,” Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, appeared to embrace civic and social aspirations, saying last year that the standard to which the company should be held is “building a systemic framework to help encourage more healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking.”

Barbetta said more results were necessary to draw definitive conclusions about the “possible negative effects” of Twitter on learning. “As results accumulate, we definitely should be more wary about how we use social platforms,” he said.

The study focused narrowly on high school literature students. But that approach gave the researchers access to a large sample, as several hundred Italian schools had already adopted a framework for Twitter-based conversations about literary masterpieces, called “TwLetteratura.” The method also allowed them to avoid problems plaguing past studies, some of which allowed participants to opt in to social networking, skewing the data toward those with an aptitude or particular interest in online engagement.

The relevance of literature and reading comprehension to evaluations of digital communication was underscored on Wednesday, when special counsel Robert S. Mueller III seemed to enjoin the nation to heed the warnings in his 448-page report – in other words, to do the reading instead of consuming sound bites on social media.

Karen North, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, said the study had stark implications for politics, adding that its findings were hardly surprising.

“It’s the same problem that we have with the level of political discussion,” said North, who previously worked on science and technology policy in Washington, both in the White House and on Capitol Hill. “People get 280 characters, and it’s not enough. Without the full background, you’re more likely to be led astray.”

Recent analysis has suggested that broad swaths of the electorate are not as engaged online as is an especially vocal cohort of digital aficionados. Still, Twitter, which is President Trump’s preferred medium of communication, has cemented its place in the political ecosystem, and its role is only like to expand in advance of the 2020 election. Twitter is where candidates go to issue announcements and respond instantly to news developments. It’s also where pundits react in real time.

But the platform doesn’t lend itself to explanation or in-depth analysis, North said. “Remember when we were debating whether people have the attention span to consume 280 characters, instead of just 140?” she recalled.

While social media shouldn’t be dismissed as a learning tool, more thought is required to determine the strengths of different technologies and their proper audience, she said. Above all, the communications professor emphasized, platforms like Twitter should not replace more traditional methods of engagement, especially in grappling with complex topics – whether that means a presidential election or the plot of “The Late Mattia Pascal.”

The problem, said Barbetta, is that people will take a shortcut if it’s given to them.

“But a shortcut won’t take you to the destination in this case,” he added. “It will take you somewhere different.”

As the study indicates, Twitter is the ultimate shortcut. Barbetta suggested that declining performance among students who had used the social networking site to study the novel was a result of two factors. The first was a mistaken belief on the part of students that they had absorbed the book by circulating tweets about its contents. The second was that time spent on social media simply replaced time spent actually poring over the book.

The study contributes to growing scepticism that human activities – and learning, specifically – can be transferred to cyberspace without a cost. For instance, analysis has found that screen-based reading lends itself to skimming. In a 2016 study, it was discovered that test scores were lower among American undergraduates assigned to classrooms where computers were allowed than among those required to resort to pen and paper.

In the case of Twitter and Italian literature, the initial assumption of the study turned out to be faulty. “We thought we were testing a positive intervention,” Barbetta said.

Among some researchers, the urgent question is now whether social media – once embraced uncritically – is a net positive; indeed, whether it is capable of accurately reflecting reality.

It’s a problem once captured by Luigi Pirandello, the author of the literary text used in the Italian study.

“There is someone who is living my life,” the Nobel laureate wrote in a diary entry in 1934. “And I know nothing about him.”

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Realme C2 price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB + 16GB storage variant.

Realme C2 will be available for purchase in India today, once again. Realme is hosting a new flash sale for the smartphone at 12pm (noon) via Flipkart and Realme Online Store. The smartphone has already been put on sale multiple times until now since its launch last month. Realme C2 is a budget smartphone and some of the key specifications of the phone are dual rear camera setup, MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, and Android 9 Pie. The Chinese smartphone maker offers two variants of the phone in the country with 2GB and 3GB of RAM respectively.

Realme C2 price in India, sale offers
Realme C2 ₹ 8,999 price starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB + 16GB variant in the country. The 3GB + 32GB variant of the phone has been priced at Rs. 7,999. Realme is offering the phone in two colours – Diamond Blue and Diamond Black.

As we mentioned earlier, Realme will be hosting a flash sale for the Realme C2 via its own website and Flipkart.com. The sale will start at 12pm (noon) today.

As a part of the sale offers, Flipkart is offering no-cost EMI at as low as Rs. 1,000 per month on the Realme C2. Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders are also eligible for receiving a five percent discount (up to Rs. 200).

The Realme website, on the other hand, is giving 10 percent SupeCash cashback with a maximum value of up to Rs. 1,000 for customers purchasing the phone through MobiKwik.

Realme C2 specifications

Realme C2 runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top and features a 6.1-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) display. The Realme smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, paired with up to 3GB of RAM.

Realme C2 camera

In terms of the camera capabilities, the Realme C2 packs a dual rear camera setup, which houses a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. There is also a 5-megapixel shooter at the front for selfies.

The Realme C2 comes with up to 32GB of onboard storage as well as a microSD card slot (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB port.

In other specifications, Realme has provided a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4,000mAh battery, and a 3.5mm audio jack on the phone.

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PewDiePie currently has 96,255,134 subscribers.

T-Series has become the first YouTube channel to cross the 100 million subscribers mark in the world. The music label has been at war with game commentator PewDiePie for the title of the most subscribed channel on YouTube. It finally managed to overtake Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s channel last month and became the most subscribed channel on the video sharing website. Now, T-Series have achieved another milestone by getting more than 100 million subscribers.

T-Series took to Twitter to announce that it is first channel globally to reach the 100 million subscriber mark. The tweet reads, “World’s biggest YouTube Channel, T-Series has achieved another YouTube milestone by being the first one to cross an astonishing #100MillionSubscribers. Thank you for being part of our journey. T-Series – Making India Proud.” T-series also says that it has managed to garner 70 billion+ views as well. YouTube also congratulated T-series for its latest feat.

This major feat has also been recognised by Guinness World Records. PewDiePie was the first to reach the 50 million subscriber mark globally, but the channel is yet to 100 million milestone. At the time of writing, PewDiePie currently has 96,255,134 subscribers.

The ongoing battle between the two YouTube channels also helped them get more traction and followers. Bhushan Kumar, Managing Director of T-Series, had urged celebrities to help spread the word on their social handles asking Indians to subscribe to T-series. The company was founded in Delhi by Gulshan Kumar in 1983. It first indulged in releasing devotional music and top-selling Bollywood soundtracks. Later, it expanded into film production as well. Bhushan Kumar took over after his father’s death, and launched the YouTube channel in 2006.

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The new update’s rollout is limited to Switzerland so far, as per a report.

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e recently received a major update, but it was soon found to be riddled with bugs, prompting Samsung to halt its release. To possibly resolve the issues, which ranged from unresponsive apps to random shutdowns, Samsung has reportedly started rolling out a new update for the Galaxy S10 trio. The latest update is said to be released only for Samsung Galaxy S10 series users in Switzerland, but it does not bring anything new in terms of features, aside from general system performance and stability improvements.

To recall, Samsung Galaxy S10 ₹ 57,490, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e ₹ 55,900 users started receiving a new update with May security patch and multiple camera enhancements around a week ago. But the update started causing a ton of issues such as phones randomly freezing, unresponsive third-party apps, and automatic reboots to name few. Samsung later took cognizance of the issues reported by affected Galaxy S10 users, and suspended the update’s rollout.

Samsung is now recovery mode and has reportedly started rolling out a new update that ‘apparently’ fixes the issues brought forth by the previous one. The latest software update carries the build number G975FXXU1ASE6 (the older one had the builder number G975FXXU1ASE5) and is currently being rolled out in Switzerland, reports SamMobile. Incidentally, Switzerland was also the first market where Samsung released the previous buggy update.

As for the changes introduced by the new update, the changelog only mentions improvements to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as stability, enhanced camera stability, and improvements to the device security. There is no information about any corrective changes to fix the issues encountered by users. At the time of writing this article, the latest OTA is yet to be released for Galaxy S10 users in India, and we are also yet to come across reports of it being released in other regions.

Is Samsung Galaxy S10+ the best Android flagship overall? Are Samsung Galaxy Buds the best truly wireless headphones in India? We discussed these things on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 will be aired all of June, and the final match will be held on July 4.

Cricket World Cup 2019 is starting today in London, and Google has dedicated a Google Doodle to the event on its search homepage. The creative Google Doodle has a quirky animation to it as well, and it marks the beginning of the biggest sporting event of 2019. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will see its first match (England vs South Africa) held at 3pm IST on Thursday, May 30, and it will go on all of June, with the final match held on July 4.

The Cricket World Cup 2019 Google Doodle sports a black background and the letters ‘O’ and ‘L’ are replaced with a cricket ball and stumps respectively. A bowler is then seen bowling the ball to the batsmen, and once the ball is hit, a fielder catches the ball. This little animation tries to show the game antics, a tribute to the start of the Cricket World Cup 2019.

Clicking on the doodle will take you to the search results for the keyword ‘Cricket World Cup 2019′, and the search results first show the ICC Cricket World Cup schedule, with details on which match will be held today, tomorrow, and thereafter. It should display live scores as well, when the match begins.

Day 2 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will see Pakistan face off against West Indies at 3pm IST, with Day 3 (June 1) seeing the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match start at the same time, followed by Afghanistan vs Australia at 6pm IST. Day 4 (June 2) will have Bangladesh vs South Africa starting at 3pm IST.

There’s an option to share the Cricket World Cup 2019 Google Doodle as well, and the button sits at the bottom right of the doodle. Clicking on the share icon will allow users to share the doodle link of Facebook, Twitter, or even via email. It also allows you to copy a unique link that can be shared on any other platform as well.

Ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup England vs South Africa match on Thursday, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis tried to ease the pressure on his team on the eve of the World Cup by insisting they did not have to play like “Superman” to enjoy success at the tournament. South Africa have won only one of seven World Cup knockout matches, against Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals in 2015, since making their tournament debut in 1992.

On the other side, England captain Eoin Morgan Wednesday insisted his team will not crumble under the pressure of being favourites ahead of their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa. Ranked first in ODI cricket, England have won 15 of their 19 series since going out in the pool stages of the 2015 edition. “We have spoken about it as a group, the level of expectation and the favourites tag is there for a reason,” he said on the eve of the tournament opener. “Over the last two years, particularly at home, we have been outstanding and that is the reason it is there,” Morgan added.

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Samsung Galaxy M40 is set to launch in India on June 11.

Samsung Galaxy M40, the next anticipated phone by the South Korean giant that has been teased for some time, has now been listed officially on the company’s India website. The listing features an image showing a detailed look of the upcoming phone. The image highlights the Infinity-O Display panel as well as the triple rear camera setup. The Galaxy M40 is also seen with a traditional fingerprint sensor at the back. To recall, the Galaxy M40 is set to debut in India on June 11. The phone will sit alongside the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and Galaxy M30 models that were launched in the country earlier this year.

The image on the official listing of the Samsung Galaxy M40 clearly shows its front and back. It specifies the key highlights of the smartphone, including the Infinity-O Display, triple rear cameras, and the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, the back panel appears in the image has a gradient finish with a Blue paintjob. This reminds us of the Gradation Blue colour variant of the Galaxy M30.

Alongside the listing on the Samsung India website, a video teaser has been posted on Samsung Mobile India’s social media channels that emphasises on the hole-punch camera design, what Samsung calls its Infinity-O Display.

Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India

Gadgets 360 on Wednesday reported that the Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India will set around Rs. 20,000. As mentioned, the smartphone is set to debut in the Indian market on June 11. It is expected to go on sale through Amazon.in and the Samsung Online Store in the country.

Samsung Galaxy M40 specifications

On the part of specifications, Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business — Samsung India, confirmed Gadgets 360 that the Galaxy M40 will come with a Snapdragon 675 SoC and include a 32-megapixel primary sensor on its triple rear camera setup. The phone will also run Android Pie out-of-the-box. Moreover, it will be Samsung’s first model to have a “Screen Sound” technology that will produce audio by vibrating the display panel instead of using a visible earpiece.

If we look at some of the early rumours, the Samsung Galaxy M40 will be offered with up to 128GB of internal storage and include a 5,000mAh battery.

Notably, the Galaxy M40 will be the fourth model in Samsung’s Galaxy M range that already has the Galaxy M10 ₹ 7,990, Galaxy M20 ₹ 9,990, and Galaxy M30. The company already sold over two million phones in the Galaxy M family since its launch in India back in late January. There were initially the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 that both went on sale in the country in early February.

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The policy change was rolled out in Australia and New Zealand last year, and recently in India, according to Uber.

Uber riders prone to rude behaviour such as leaving trash or urging drivers to speed may be booted from the app under a policy change that took effect here Wednesday.

Uber riders in the US and Canada who have been consistently rated poorly by drivers will soon begin getting notices that they are at risk of losing access to the service.

The policy change was rolled out in Australia and New Zealand last year, and recently in India, according to Uber. It is to be expanded to other Uber markets, with timing to be determined.

“Respect is a two-way street, and so is accountability,” Uber head of safety brand and initiatives Kate Parker said in an online post.

“While we expect only a small number of riders to ultimately be impacted by ratings-based deactivations, it’s the right thing to do.”

Riders at risk of being left at the curb by Uber will receive tips on how to improve their ratings, with suggestions such as being polite; not leaving behind messes, and refraining from asking drivers to break traffic laws.

Uber drivers have long been expected to remain above minimum thresholds in average ratings by passengers, and now riders are being called on to be similarly well-behaved.

“We’re launching a campaign to educate the entire Uber community about these guidelines,” Parker said.

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Redmi K20 Pro may also be available in Pink, White, Green, Purple, and Grey colour options.

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are official, and now a TENAA listing proposes that a new variant of the ‘Pro’ model may be incoming. The TENAA listing suggests that there will be a 12GB RAM option that may be introduced later. The listing also suggests that there will be more colour options as well, in the future. The Redmi K20 series will reportedly launch in different markets as well, but under different names. A recent report suggested that the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro will launch in Russia as the Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro.

Coming back to the TENAA listing for model number M1903F11C, the Redmi K20 Pro is listed to pack 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM option. While the 6GB and 8GB RAM options have already been launched in China, the 12GB RAM model is yet to make an appearance. However, now that it has been listed in China, the new model should also launch soon. The TENAA listing was first spotted by GizmoChina.

The TENAA listing also suggests that the Redmi K20 Pro will come in multiple colour options – Pink, White, Green, Purple, and Grey. For now, the phone has been launched in – Glacier Blue, Flame Red, Carbon Black.

The new Redmi K20 Pro price currently starts at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,200) in China for the 6GB + 64GB variant. The 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB variants will retail at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,200), CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,200), and CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 30,200) respectively. We can expected the 12GB RAM variant to be significantly more expensive.

Redmi K20 Pro specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi K20 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The phone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 91.9 percent screen to body ratio, hardware DC dimming support, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with one core clocked at 2.85GHz, three cores at 2.42GHz, and four at 1.8GHz, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM.

On the imaging front, Xiaomi has packed an AI-powered triple rear camera setup on the Redmi K20 Pro, which houses a 48-megapixel primary shooter with Sony IMX586 sensor and an f/1.75 lens, a 13-megapixel secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens, and a third 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens. There is 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera onboard as well.

Among other specifications, the Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack. In terms of the connectivity options, you will get Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC on the smartphone.

Further, there is up to 256GB of onboard storage on the Redmi K20 Pro. The dimensions of the phone are 156.7×74.3×8.8mm and it weighs 191 grams.

Source: (gadgets.ndtv.com)