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Dilbar girl Nora Fatehi joins John Abraham in ‘Batla House’

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The gorgeous and much-talented Nora Fatehi is all set to reunite with her ‘Saytamev Jayate’ co-star John Abraham in ‘Batla House’, reports Mumbai Mirror. Nora’s dance number ‘Dilbar’ from ‘Satyamev Jayate’ was a huge hit and went viral on social media. Her killer dance moves won many hearts and was one of the reasons people thronged theatres to watch the film.

Mumbai Mirror reports that Nora will play an important role in ‘Batla House’. One of the producers of the film, Nikkhil told Mirror, “Around the time that we were shooting for “Dilbar” I was surprised to learn that Nora was only being used for item songs even though she is really expressive and understands nuances, language of cinema well. All that is needed is to put her through language classes before she starts shooting for the film towards November-end, so she loses her accent.”

Nikkhil has previously worked with Nora and John in ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

‘Batla House’ is slated to release on Independence Day next year.

The film has been high on the buzzword ever since it was announced and will have John essaying the role of a police officer Sanjay Kumar Yadav who led the Batla House encounter.


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Honor V20 With Display Hole for Front Camera, 48-Megapixel Rear Camera Unveiled

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Huawei-owned sub brand Honor has unveiled its latest Honor V20 at an event in Hong Kong on Monday. Successor to last year’s Honor V10 ? 52,812 (globally known as the View 10), the Honor V20 is the company’s first smartphone to sport a selfie camera display hole and a 48-megapixel rear camera sensor. The company appears to have timed the launch to beat Samsung to the launch of the Galaxy A8s, which launches today. In fact, this is the world’s first smartphone to sport the Sony IMX586 sensor – the first 48-megapixel sensor available in the market. The Honor V20 is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, and other features will be revealed by the brand at the launch event in Beijing, China on December 26.

Global launch is scheduled for January 22 in Paris, France, the company’s global Twitter handle revealed. In other countries, the smartphone will be called the Honor View 20, as was the case with the Honor V10 and Honor View 10 ? 27,499 last year. As we mentioned, Huawei appears to have timed the launched to beat Samsung in the race to unveil a smartphone with a display hole for the selfie camera, as the Samsung Galaxy A8s launch is set for today as well.

Honor V20 price, availability

Honor V20 has not been revealed at the announcement in Hong Kong. However, we can expect Honor to announce the phone’s China price at the event in Beijing on December 26, and the global pricing at the event in Paris next month.

Honor V20 specifications and features

Touted as the “world’s first in-screen camera smartphone”, the Honor V20 has a small display hole on the top left corner of the screen. The hole itself has a diameter of 4.5mm, helping increase the screen-to-body ratio. It also bears a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera sensor at the back, which comes with a 1/2.0-inch CMOS sensor, 4-in-1 Light Fusion, 4 times sensor HDR, and AI capabilities. Honor V20 is powered by the latest 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC.

Other than that, Honor claims that the V20 sports a premium design with 5-axis ring dispensing technology, 0.1mm precision assembly, and a customised camera lens. One of the teaser images suggests that the phone might get GPU Turbo gaming technology.

Link Turbo is another feature that Honor announced at the event today. This is essentially a technology that aims to combine Wi-Fi and LTE connections to offer lag reduction and faster speeds using on-device and cloud multi-path aggregation. It uses AI capabilities to provide the most optimal result.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Mirrorless Medium Format Camera With 51.4-Megapixel Sensor Launched in India

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Fujifilm launched the GFX 50R at Photokina 2018 and now, the company has launched the mirrorless, medium format camera in India. The GFX 50R is a slimmer and lighter version of the GFX 50S but more importantly, it a lot more affordable. It’s priced at Rs. 3,69,999 for just the body, compared to the Rs. 5,11,999 price tag for the GFX 50S. It competes with other full-frame cameras like the Sony A9 and Nikon Z7, which are also priced above Rs. 3,00,000.

Launched in September this year, GFX 50R has a lot of features in common with its bigger sibling. It has the same 51.4-megapixel medium-format sensor, a native ISO range of 100 to 12,800, contrast detection autofocus system with 425 AF points, 3fps continuous shooting, full-HD video recoding up to 30fps, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 2,360K dot resolution and a weather-sealed body.

The differences lie in the ergonomics, button layout and features. The GFX 50R is thinner and about 145g lighter than the GFX 50S and also has a noticeably smaller grip. A big change can be seen in the EVF, which is now placed on the left whereas the GFX 50S has a removable one that’s placed in the middle. Due to the compact size of the GFX 50R, the ISO dial is missing but in place of it, you do get one for exposure compensation.

You also lose the four-way direction pad on the back, leaving you with just the joystick for navigation and changing the autofocus point. While both models support Wi-Fi, the GFX 50R is the first model in the GFX system to sport Bluetooth Low Energy. This should let you to maintain a constant connection with your smartphone, without draining the camera’s battery.

Along with the camera, Fujifilm also launched two new XF lenses — the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens and the XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR for its X series of mirrorless cameras. The former features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and is priced at Rs 159,999, while the latter is a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2 which is priced at Rs. 4,79,999.

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Apple launches new Beddit Sleep Monitor for $150

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Apple has announced Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5, a sleep tracker that lies flat on a user’s mattress to track their sleep patterns, heart rate, and average breathing rates. This is the first time Apple has released an updated version of Beddit Sleep Monitor, a company the Cupertino company acquired in 2017. The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 retails for $150 (or approx Rs 10,703), and is currently available through the Apple Store in the US.

The new sleep tracker isn’t radically different from the original Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.0, but the new model does offer a few additional features such as the ability to monitor temperature. The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is essentially a flat and sensor strip that can be placed under the sheets. It is 2mm thin and powered by USB. The advantage of the Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is that it tracks a wide variety of data, including sleep time, heart rate, breathing, snoring, and bedroom temperature and humidity. One can easily collect the data on the Sleep Monitor 3.5 through the official Beddit or Apple’s Health app.

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 isn’t the only device that can track a user’s sleeping pattern. Withings also offers a similar device, though it only costs $99 (or approx Rs 7,063).

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is one of the ways the company is trying to get into health and medicine. Apple has shown the market that it can successfully make a product built around health and fitness. Take the case of the Apple Watch Series 4. The newest smartwatch can take Electrocardiogram (ECG), detect falls and accidents, and contact emergency services.

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