Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 7 Pro at the time of Chinese New Year, which starts on February 5, 2019. There have been quite a number of leaks doing the rounds on the internet regarding the features and specifications of Redmi Note 7 Pro.
As per a Weibo post by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the Redmi Note 7 Pro might have a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. As a successor of the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro is expected to have better features than the latter. Here is everything we know about the soon to be launched Redmi phone.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Processor
Since Redmi Note 7 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, its successor will either have the same processor or it will sport a better version. Previous leaks have claimed that Redmi Note 7 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, instead of 660. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 is more powerful and newer series from the company. The processor is clocked at 2.0 Ghz and supports triple cameras as well.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: RAM and internal storage
Redmi Note 7 comes in three variants– 3GB+32GB version, 4GB+64GB version and 6GB+64GB version. However, Xiaomi CEO’s post suggests that the Redmi might go straight for the 6GB RAM options, ditching the 3GB RAM variant. This means that the phone could have 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM variant. The 6GB RAM variant will likely come with 128GB storage.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Camera
Redmi Note 7 Pro will likely have the same 13 MP front camera as spotted in the Redmi Note 7. However, Redmi Note 7 Pro will come with a 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor on the back unlike the Redmi Note 7’s 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor. The rear dual camera setup will also have a secondary 5MP sensor.
The Sony IMX 586 sensor is a more powerful sensor that we have seen on phones like Honor View20’s rear camera.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Design, display, and battery
Redmi Note 7 Pro will continue with glass chassis design of Redmi Note 7 along with a similar 4000 mAh battery and the same 6.3-inch full HD+ display with 2340 X 1080 resolution as seen in Redmi Note 7.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price
Unlikely Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is priced at 999 Yuan (approximately Rs 10,000) for 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage, 1,199 Yuan (approximately Rs 12,000) for 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage, and 1,399 Yuan (approximately Rs 14,000) for 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage version, Redmi Note 7 Pro will be priced at 1,499 Yuan, as claimed by leaks. The price roughly translates to Rs 16,000.
Bose Frames AR Audio Sunglasses Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 21,900
Over a year after originally showcasing its audio AR sunglasses, Bose is bringing them to the Indian market. The company on Thursday announced that the sunglasses, which are simply known as Bose Frames, will go on sale beginning next week in the country alongside Bose Frames Lens Collection. The Bose Frames combine three functionalities into one device – premium sunglasses, wireless headphones, and audio AR features. The Bose Frames are the company’s first product to be based on the company’s AR platform.
The Bose Frames carry a price tag of Rs. 21,900 and will be offered in two universal styles – the larger Alto and the smaller Rondo. The Bose Frames Lens Collection of non-polarised and polarised lenses will retail at Rs. 1,990 and Rs. 2,990, respectively. The sales open June 20 via select resellers and Bose stores in the country.
The Bose Frames are essentially a pair of sunglasses that pack a tiny Bose audio system in the temples. This audio system effectively turns them into a wireless pair of headphones. The Bose Frames also include a microphone and multi-function button on the right temple for power and pairing, Siri and Google Assistant, calls and commands, or to pause and skip songs.
“With a proprietary open-ear design, they [Bose Frames] take micro-acoustics, voice control, and personal audio to an entirely new level, so users can stream music and information, take and make calls, and access virtual assistants from — while keeping playlists, entertainment, and conversations private,” Bose said in a statement.
Like many wearable devices, the Bose Frames act as a companion device to your smartphone and need the same for processing the information and connecting to the Web.
As we mentioned earlier, the Bose Frames will be released in two designs – Alto and Rondo. Alto is square and angled, whereas Rondo is round and smaller. Both can block up to 99 percent of UVA/UVB rays and weigh just 45 grams. The lenses can be easily popped out and replaced.
Apart from the audio capabilities, the Frames are also compatible with Bose’s AR platform. The Bose Frames don’t include any visual AR capabilities, but they can provide audio AR input to enhance your experience.
“[Bose Frames] knows where you are and what you’re facing using a 9-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your iOS or Android device — and automatically adds a layer of audio through Bose AR apps, connecting that place and time to endless possibilities for travel, learning, entertainment, gaming, and more,” Bose explained.
Bose AR apps can be downloaded using Bose Connect app and are only available for iOS right now. Android apps are being developed, according to the company’s website.
The company claims that onboard battery can last up to 3.5 hours for playback and up to 12 hours on standby. It can be fully recharged in less than two hours.
Novel device can quickly detect strokes
Scientists have developed a device that can monitor blood flow and help quickly diagnose and treat strokes.
A stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, occurs due to poor blood flow to the brain — a condition known as cerebral ischemia.
Its diagnosis must be done within the first few hours for treatment to be effective, researchers said.
The hybrid device, developed by researchers at the China Academy of Engineering Physics and Army Medical University in China, relies on a combination of to light measuring techniques which could diagnose cerebral ischemia non-invasively and faster than the techniques used currently.
“We can measure blood volume, blood oxygenation and blood flow using suitable near-infrared techniques,” said Liguo Zhu, from China Academy of Engineering Physics.
Zhu said that “near-infrared light penetrates one to three centimetres and allows researchers to probe under the skin.”
The working of the instrument relies on the combination of the near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopy, which analyses the light scattered from the tissues to calculate the amount of oxygen and blood within an area, and the diffuse correlation spectroscopy, which analyses fluctuation in the tissue-scattered lights to measure blood flow.
“Both techniques share the same detectors, which decreases the number of detectors compared to other instruments,” said Zhu.
“The team’s device can record a comprehensive profile of a body part’s hemodynamics, or blood circulation. Devices should measure as many ‘hemodynamic parameters’ as necessary to obtain an accurate diagnosis, as ‘the hemodynamics of stroke is complex’,” said Hua Feng, from Army Medical University.
Another advantage of the device is that it is cheap and compact, which would make more accessible to the people, and hence, help treatment, diagnosis and chances of stroke, researchers said.
Parineeti ‘still learning’ to play badminton
Actress Parineeti Chopra has not started shooting for ‘Saina’ yet and says she is still learning how to play badminton.
Parineeti on Thursday said that the shooting for the biopic will commence in October.
“Hi everyone, we have not started the shoot of ‘Saina’ yet. I am still learning how to play Badminton! We will start in October once I get better at it! Four months to go,” she tweeted.
Parineeti had replaced actress Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, which is being directed by Amole Gupte.
She will next be seen in ‘Jabariya Jodi’ along with actor Sidharth Malhotra. The film is scheduled for release on August 2. Directed by Prashant Singh, ‘Jabariya Jodi’ is based on ‘Pakadwa Vivah’ (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar.