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Xiaomi launches high-end smartphones Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra

Global technology leader Xiaomi launched two new high-end smartphones, the Mi 10 Ultra and the Redmi K30 Ultra on August 10th in their 10 years anniversary event in China. While Mi 10 Ultra promises amazing 120W rapid charging, the Redmi K30 Ultra comes with 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen.

Mi10 Ultra

The Mi10 Ultra is the fourth smartphone in the Mi10 series for Xiaomi and was released in China as part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of the Mi brand. It comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED punch-hole monitor and 120Hz refresh rate. It is operated by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and comes in four variants for RAM / Storage: 8GB/128 GB, 8GB/256 GB, 12GB/256 GB, and 16GB/512 GB.

The Mi10 Ultra comes with a quad rear camera system for photography, comprising of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle photographer, a 12-megapixel portrait snapper, and a 120x ultra-zoom telephoto device. The handset has a 20-megapixel selfie camera at the end.

Redmi K30 Ultra

The Redmi K30 Ultra boasts a 6.67-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display at 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by 7 nm MediaTek Dimensity 1000 + which is combined with up to 8 GB of RAM. The device also boasts up to 512 GB of capacity.

The camera is the highlight of the phone with four rear cameras and front pop-up imaging. The four rear cameras include a primary 64MP camera, an ultra-wide 13MP camera, a 5MP macro lens and a depth sensor. Selfie pop-up attacker stops at 20MP. It is backed up by a 33W high charging 4,500mAh battery and runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10.

Samsung starts pre-order for Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20

Pre-order for Samsung’s latest power phones– Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is starting from August 10, 2020, and continue till September 7, 2020, with attractive EMI facilities and cashback offer.

The 6.7-inch Galaxy Note20 and 6.9-inch Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G are the most powerful Note series yet. The Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G are offered at a price of BDT 99,999 and BDT 1,34,999 respectively.

Galaxy Note20 has 8GB of RAM and powered by 4,300mAh battery, whereas Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G has 12GB of RAM and is powered by 4,500mAh battery. Both devices are equipped with 25W fast charging and can reverse charge at 9W.

Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G both have a triple rear camera to capture every moment. Galaxy Note20 series lets the user to use features like ‘Link to Windows’ and ‘Samsung Dex’. Galaxy Note20 comes in two colors – mystic green and Mystic Grey, while Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G comes in mystic bronze and mystic black.

Upon pre-order, customers will receive a cashback of BDT 10,000 for Note20 and BDT 15,000 for Note20 Ultra 5G or a pair of free Galaxy Buds Live, subject to the lucky draw.

Customers can also avail the interest-free EMI facility for making the payment of the remaining amount at the time of delivery. While pre-ordering, customers will be eligible for up to 12 months EMI for Galaxy Note20 and 18 months EMI for Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. The interest-free EMI is applicable with selected bank credit cards only.

City Bank Amex Cardholders will get an additional Tk. 5,000 cashback on Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, when purchased with EMI upon taking delivery on 1st Day. Amex credit cardholders can also avail interest-free EMI of up to 18 months for Note20 and 24 months for Note20 Ultra 5G.

Samsung Bangladesh is also providing exchange offers, and an additional BDT 11,000 exchange value will be added to the regular exchange price of selected models. This additional cashback is available for both Note20 and Note20 Ultra 5G.

Customers will enjoy attractive data bundles from GP, Robi-airtel & Banglalink.

Regarding this Md. Muyeedur Rahman, Head of Mobile, Samsung Bangladesh, said, “In this era of connectivity, we are always eager to bring the latest innovations to our customers to improve their performance and productivity. Enhanced technology used in the latest Note20 series will phenomenally balance work and personal life and add a great value to the Galaxy ecosystem.” 

Both these power devices can be pre-ordered from Samsung’s official stores and online (www.note20preorder.com). Besides, pre-order is available through GP Shop, Robi Shop, Banglalink Shop, Evaly, Pickaboo, and Daraz. 

Xiaomi introduces Redmi 9A in Bangladesh

Xiaomi, global technology leader announced the release of Redmi 9A in Bangladesh today. After launching Redmi 9 earlier this month, this is the second smartphone in the series to have been introduced in the country. As an entry-level smartphone, the device touts a powerful chipset and premium features. 

This brand-new smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an immersive viewing experience. It also comes with a 5,000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more and enjoy more on their phone. 

Redmi 9A features the MediaTek Helio G25, an octa-core gaming chipset, which allows for a smooth day-to-day operating experience. It also sports the AI-optimized 13MP rear camera that can quickly and easily capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations along with a 5MP front camera.

Ziauddin Chowdhury, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Bangladesh said regarding the launch, “At Xiaomi, we aim to make remarkable smartphone experiences accessible to everyone. Redmi 9A with its powerful 5,000 mAh battery and a 6.53” Dot Drop display is a perfect amalgamation of exceptional performance and honest pricing. Mi Fans and consumers will definitely appreciate the hardware and software that comes with the Redmi 9A and we hope to continue bringing the best to them from the house of Redmi.”

Price and Availability:

Redmi 9A will be available in three colour variants: Granite Gray, Peacock Green, Sky Blue. The 2GB+32GB variant will be available for BDT 9,999 across Authorized Mi Stores, and retail partners starting from July 23, 2020.

Samsung releases the Galaxy M21 in Bangladesh

Samsung has launched two variants of the smartphone – one with 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage for BDT 18,999 and another is 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage for BDT 20,999. The variant of 6GB ROM with 128GB internal storage was launched online on June 27, 2020. All the devices got sold out within 10 minutes of its launch. 

On this occasion, Md. Muyeedur Rahman, Head of Mobile, Samsung Bangladesh, said, “Since the launch of M-series in 2019, the devices have won the hearts of our cherished customers, especially young millennials, with its excellent array of specifications in budget-friendly prices. The widely popular Galaxy M series is a testimony to Samsung’s deep commitment to creating products and innovations to enhance the lives of consumers. In keeping with this objective, we are pleased to bring Galaxy M21 with a robust battery along with great specifications.”

The smartphone is packed with a super-powerful 6,000mAh battery that will last throughout the entire day and night. The type C fast charging feature ensures 3X speed as compared to regular charging, especially for the 15W in-box charger. 

The Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a bright and attractive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Display that gives users a great visual experience. On the camera front, there is a versatile and powerful triple camera system to ensure great shots under all lighting conditions. It’s 48MP primary camera comes with f2.0/aperture. The 8MP ultra-wide camera has a 123-degree field of view, allowing users to see as much as the human eye. 

The third 5MP depth camera helps users capture the subject and the background separately to get beautiful Live Focus shots. The Galaxy M21’s 20MP front camera comes with built-in filters and different camera modes so that users can take the best possible selfies. Probing the interiors, the device is powered by Samsung Exynos 9611 Octa-core processor that not only enhances user experience through excellent network speed but also allows smooth multitasking and it runs on Samsung’s latest One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.

Samsung Galaxy M21 comes in two colors – Midnight Blue and Raven Black. Both the smatphnes are available in all Samsung’s official platforms. 

Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 in Bangladesh

Global technology leader Xiaomi today launches Redmi 9 in Bangladesh. The brand-new entry-level smartphone touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Ziauddin Chowdhury, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Bangladesh said “We have continuously focused on offering the best of technology at honest pricing to our Mi Fans with the Redmi series smartphones. Redmi 9 with its massive battery and quad camera setup is an exceptional choice for an entry level smartphone in Bangladesh. We are hopeful that the Redmi 9 too, will be loved by our consumers and fans alike.”

Reinventing the entry-level smartphone experience

As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, Redmi 9 specializes in capturing life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with stunning details or beautiful portrait photos, Redmi 9 has you covered. The device also integrates fun and creativity into the photography experience with premium camera features, including Kaleidoscope and Palm Shutter.

Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for on-the-go protection.  

Optimized performance for all

On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 207% improved performance over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play. The phone even supports 18W fast charging technology to keep your sideline time to a minimum so you can get back in the game.

Stylish with more features to love

Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, and surrounded by a trendy circular design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock.

To round it off, Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all.

Price and Availability:

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple. The 4GB+64GB variant will be available for BDT 14,999across Authorized Mi Stores, and retail partners starting from July 12, 2020.

Globe Biotech becomes first in Bangladesh to produce the COVID-19 vaccine

Globe Biotech Limited claimed to be the first organization to have a Covid-19 vaccine under production in Bangladesh.

The organization is now performing animal trials using rabbits and mice as research subjects.

Asif Mahmood, a scientist employed with Globe Biotech, made the statement Thursday at a press conference at Globe Biotech headquarters.

When Marvel’s Wolverine came to Bangladesh

Comic books are still to this day “western-centric”. Like aliens in Hollywood productions, superheroes and supervillains almost all the time are found on a busy New York street or Shady Gotham alley. Rarely they go international and one of the least explored places in comics is most definitely Asia.

But there were instances when Marvel and DC Comics characters visited Asian countries like China, Japan or even India – Bangladesh, not so much. However, we found an instance where popular Marvel Comics X-Men series character Wolverine came to Bangladesh.

Wolverine Came To Bangladesh - Marvel
Wolverine Came To Bangladesh – Marvel

Read more: Marvel has a Bangladeshi superhero who fought alongside Spiderman! Meet, Enigma.

It was in the 1970s when the worst cyclone on the face of the earth, taking half a million lives with it, the Bhola Cyclone hit the Bay of Bengal. Shockingly enough, Wolverine was present at that time, fighting the demon named Truth.

Marvel Comics Presents #4 - Featuring Wolverine
Marvel Comics Presents #4 – Featuring Wolverine

Without getting into spoiler territory, Sylvia & Wolverine were able to confront the demon Truth. To read the whole story, pick up Wolverine: The Vigil Part 4 in Marvel Comics Presents #4. It came last year and you can probably get a first print edition in some comic book stores or get a digital print.

First published on Knoarrz. Author: Rifat

India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok

The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps.

Fifty-nine mobile apps include Tiktok, a Chinese app for creating and sharing videos, as well as WeChat and ShareIt.

The Press Information Bureau of India said in a tweet, that the Indian government had banned the apps in the interests of the country’s sovereignty, integrity, defence and security.

The Indian government says the move will protect the interests of millions of Indian mobile and internet users.

Tensions between the two countries have been high since at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash between the two countries’ troops on the disputed Sino-Indian border in Ladakh on June 15.

In the weeks leading up to the conflict, high-ranking military commanders of the two countries agreed to “settle any disputes in the border area in accordance with bilateral agreements between the two countries.”

In the aftermath of the conflict, and in the aftermath of the post-conflict bickering, when both countries were publicly trying to defuse tensions, India announced the closure of Chinese mobile apps.

Realme launches realme 6i

realme, the world’s fastest growing smartphone brand launched the newest addition to the brand’s 6 series, realme 6i.

The smartphone packs powerful Helio G80 chipset and a 48MP AI quad camera setup, as well as a 5,000 mAh Battery with 18W quick charge. realme Buds Air Neo will indulge the music lovers with robust stereo sound and enhanced audio experience. The realme 6i will be available online from the 22nd and in stores from the 23rd of June at BDT 16,990. Fans can also win realme 6i through a trendsetter contest by realme as well.

On this occasion, Neon Xie, Branding Director, realme Bangladesh, said, “We are happy to launch the realme 6i, the first smartphone in Bangladesh with G80 chipset and our first audio smart AIoT device – Buds Air Neo in Bangladesh. Our aim is to become the populizer of trendsetting lifestyle and our continuous efforts of unleashing the creativity of the youth will continue until we become the No.1 choice of the youth.”

realme 6i is the first smartphone in Bangladesh with the MediaTek Helio G80. The octa-core reach up to 2.0 GHz and the integrated Mali-G52 class graphics processor can give a boost up to 950MHz – will ensure peak performance and a highly responsive user-experience in gaming.

The 48MP AI quad camera setup consists 48MP primary camera, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP black and white portrait lens and a 2MP 4cm macro lens. The 16MP selfies camera will definitely up your selfie game. 6i has a massive 5,000 mAh battery with a USB Type-C charging port which supports 18W quick charge and reverse charging as well. With 4GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, realme 6i comes in two colors – Milk White and Green Tea.

The realme 6i will be available in Daraz, one of the leading e-commerce sites in Bangladesh from June 22 through a flash sale. The flash sale will begin from 2:30PM, where realme 6i will be available at only 15,990 BDT. realme has also arranged a realme trendsetter contest, where fans can search ‘realme 6i’ in Google and take a screenshot of their favorite feature and post it on their Facebook wall or realme community Bangladesh page with hashtag #UnleashThePower. realme will find the fan with highest likes and shares and through lucky draw give a brand new realme 6i.