The  is attracting a lot of interest in India. The smartphone has attracted , with the smartphone being available for purchase from August 23. , so the smartphone has attracted these many registrations in just under a month. Of course, registrations for sale does not always translate into a purchase. Anyone could just put in their email address and register for the sale without even meaning to buy the Nokia 6. However, it’s the only metric we have to gauge interest in the smartphone for now, so let’s just assume that lots of people want to buy the smartphone.

Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch full-HD 2.5D screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a fingerprint sensor. The handset packs 32GB inbuilt storage, and supports microSD cards up to 128GB capacity, and houses a 3000mAh battery. It is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It has a 16-megapixel rear sensor, while the front camera’s resolution is 8-megapixel and both come with an f/2.0 aperture.

For those who want to buy the phone,  include Rs. 1,000 cashback for Amazon Prime users when they purchase the device using Amazon Pay balance. Vodafone users will get 10GB data per month at Rs. 249 per month for 5 months on their Nokia 6. All buyers will also get 80 percent off on Kindle eBooks (up to Rs. 300), and Rs. 2,500 off on (Rs. 1,800 on hotels & Rs.700 off on domestic flights).

Here’s everything else that made news in the world of technology today.

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RCom introduces Rs. 299 rental plan with unlimited calls, data
Not to be left behind and its Rs. 399 , Reliance Communications has announced its . The company claims  that this is its lowest tariff ever. The plan will offer unlimited calls, texts, and data. However, the exact details of the new rental plan are not available as of now. subscribers can head to to avail the new offer.

WhatsApp to get UPI payments, photo filters?
 and it appears that its 200 million users in India won’t have to wait long. The  UPI integration has been spotted in the beta version (2.17.285) of the Android app. Popular messaging services including  and  already support payment services but deal since the app is massively popular in India. 

Another notable feature of WhatsApp . However, Android users are yet to receive this feature, and , hinting at its imminent arrival.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 gets Android 7.0 Nougat
has started rolling out update to users, including those in India. The update arrives via OTA, and if you haven’t received it yet, don’t worry, the roll out is in phases. Interestingly, the Android 7.0 Nougat update is not based on . Gadgets 360 can confirm that users in India are receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update based on MIUI version 8.5. In other Xiaomi news, the  64GB, which was  a few weeks ago, .

Flipkart announces SoftBank funding, has over $4 billion in cash
Flipkart , as a part of Flipkart’s . In its statement,  pointed out that this is the biggest ever private investment in an Indian technology company, and will make the SoftBank Vision Fund one of the largest shareholders in Flipkart. With this, Flipkart will now have over $4 billion (approximately Rs. 25,585 crores) in cash on its balance sheet, the company stated. This includes the rest of the funds raised in the latest round, which includes investment from , , and .

iPhone 8 design leaked yet again
New photos of the , , and  have emerged, giving us a better idea about their designs. The HomePod code leak has been a gold mine for tipsters and has revealed a lot of information about the iPhone 8. The i, thanks to the facial unlocking sensor. The code also points towards a camera capable of recording 240 frames per second on video at 1080p resolution – a significant increase in quality if true. We also talked about all the iPhone leaks and what the , our weekly podcast, which you should listen to for a deep dive on Apple’s India plans.

Samsung Note 8 may feature pressure-sensitive display
There has been no  and  around the upcoming . The latest in the series of rumours claims that the smartphone , a technology that’s present in most iPhones today. Another report says that the new Galaxy Note 8 may go up for pre-orders starting September 1. The Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t have a physical home button and instead features on-screen navigation keys. The pressure sensitive display could allow the company to add some cool new features to the Note 8.

FaceApp adds and then removes ‘Indian’ filter
FaceApp has been in the news before because of its interesting features like adding a smile to a person’s face, see what they’d look like if they were older or younger, and even allowing them to change the gender of the person in the photo. Well, recently the company added a new feature that allowed you to change the ethnicity of the person in the picture, and the results were pretty startling actually. The app allowed you to choose between four options: Indian, Black, Asian, and Caucasian. As expected the creators faced a backlash, which they were not expecting. Rest assured, .


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