Xiaomi India has some big plans for March. There could be as many as four latest smartphones coming to India this March. The company recently unveiled Redmi 8A Dual, and also brought back the Poco to life after separating it.
After the Poco X2 and Redmi 8A Dual, Xiaomi is said to be bringing four new phones to India in March.
As reported by 91Mobiles, Xiaomi will launch Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro in mid-March alongside Redmi 9. The company’s sub-brand gaming-focused Black Shark will unveil Black Shark 3 in March, and it’s expected to be available in India by March as well.
That makes a total of four Xiaomi smartphones launching in India: Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi 9 and Black Shark 3. While the company is yet to officially confirm, the first three are likely to be available by the end of March.
Mi 10 series smartphones have already received the Indian BIS Certification.
With Realme X50 Pro and iQoo 3 launched in India, Xiaomi too will probably not miss on the entry flagship game. Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be available in the sub-30,000 segment, and Black Shark 3 is expected in the 40,000-range.
Upcoming Xiaomi Phones In India: Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi 9, Black Shark 3
The upcoming Xiaomi phones in India in March include Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi 9 and Black Shark 3. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are already available in China, while Redmi 9 and Black Shark 4 are yet to be unveiled.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming phones by Xiaomi.
Mi 10 Pro
Mi 10 Pro features a 6.67-inch 90Hz OLED 1080p display along with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. Under the hood, Mi 10 Pro runs on the latest flagship chip by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. Mi 10 Pro has a quad rear camera setup featuring a 108-megapixel primary sensor.
The setup further includes a 12MP short telephoto lens, an 8MP long telephoto lens, and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Upfront, it sports a 20MP single shooter.
Mi 10 Pro runs on the latest Android 10 with the new MIUI 11 on top. It’s also the current best camera smartphone, as ranked by DxOMark. Mi 10 Pro houses a sizable 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast charging tech support. The smartphone also supports 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
As Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 also features a 6.67-inch 90Hz OLED 1080p display along with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. Under the hood, Mi 10 runs on the same Snapdragon 865 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Mi 10 has a quad rear camera setup as well with the 108-megapixel main sensor.
The four camera module on Mi 10 further includes 2MP sensors with a 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle lens.
Mi 10 has a bigger 4,780mAh battery with support for 30W fast-charging technology. Mi 10 also runs on the latest version of MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Mi 10 supports 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Black Shark 3
Black Shark 3 is said to come with a Quad HD+ display offering up to 270Hz touch sampling rate. The device will run on Snapdragon 865 with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM offering UFS 3.0 storage. It will run on the JOY UI custom skin, specifically designed to play games.
Black Shark 3 may feature a quad or triple camera setup at the back, probably a 64MP or 48MP primary sensor, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a telephoto sensor/zoom lens.
Shark 3 will be backed by a 4,720mah battery with support for 65W fast-charging. The device can easily be charged fully under 35 minutes with the new charger. Set to launch on March 3 in China, India’s availability is expected in a few weeks.
The company unveiled an upgraded version of the Redmi 8, and now the successor to Redmi 8A Dual is being expected in March, the Redmi 9. Said to be going against the recently launched Realme C3, the Redmi 9 will fight in the budget category offering similar features and functionalities. Redmi 9 may run on the Helio G70 processor.
Redmi 9 will pack a bigger battery, probably the same 5,000mAh battery as Redmi 8A Dual. Redmi 9 will be available in India in the sub-8,000 segment, expected to come with some upgraded features this time.
[Working] How to use Netflix mobile plan to watch on Laptop, Desktop, TV
Netflix is a streaming service that allows us to watch a wide variety of award-winning television shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and much more. By paying a monthly subscription fee, we can stream the shows on a wide variety of devices like laptops computers, desktop computers (Windows PC or Mac), mobile phones, etc.
When Netflix launched its services in India. They knew that to compete with Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar, they need to make an affordable plan. So they launched the 199 Indian Rupee Netflix mobile plan that allows subscribers to watch all Netflix content on either phone or a tablet.
But the downside of the mobile plan is that you can’t use it on a TV or a computer. If you have a Netflix mobile plan and you are curious about How to use Netflix mobile plan to watch on Laptop, Desktop, PC, or even on your TV then you are at the right place.
Many people suggest using Bluestacks or other emulators but those tricks are not working anymore. But here, I have shared a 100% working method to use Netflix mobile plan to watch content on Laptop, Desktop(PC or Mac), or TV. If you read and follow every step of this article carefully, then you don’t need to make another search anywhere about this.
Things you require to use Netflix mobile plan to watch content on Laptop or Desktop:
- Mobile Phone
- Active Netflix mobile plan
- Data cable
- Laptop, desktop computer (Windows PC or Mac)
- ADB and Scrcpy software for computer (Download links below)
If you have all the prerequisites mentioned above, then you are good to follow the steps mentioned below. You need to follow the mentioned steps on your phone as well as your computer.
On your phone
- Open Settings on your Android phone and select the about phone option.
- Look for the Build number and tap on it six to eight times. Enter your Pin or passcode if you have set one, then a message “You are now a developer”.will appear.
- Go back to settings and look for a new menu item “Developer options”. You can find it on the main settings menu or inside the system settings.
- Open developer options and look for USB debugging and enable it.
On your Computer
- Download the ADB and Scrcpy software and extract them using WinRAR.
- Run the ADB setup and input ‘Y’ then press enter inside the ADB setup window. You need to input ‘Y’ three times unless you get the message “All done”.
- Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable, select transfer files or FTP mode, and let the drivers install automatically(if any).
- Now run the scrcpy application as shown in the image.
- A dialog box will appear on your phone asking permission to allow USB debugging. Select “always allow” and click OK.
- Close the scrcpy application on your computer and run it again.
- If you have done everything correctly, then you’ll see your mobile phone screen appear on your computer.
- Launch the Netflix app on your phone, play something, watch the magic happen.
- Hurray! now you can use your Netflix mobile plan to watch shows on your Laptop or desktop computer.
Note: Audio will not be routed to your computer. You can hear the audio directly on your phone speakers, else you can connect a sound system or a pair of headphones to your phone using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack. To watch on your TV, kindly connect your TV to your computer using an HDMI cable or Wireless Projection feature.
Google Drive Download link for Windows 64Bit: DOWNLOAD | Password: openit
If you are getting a black screen problem then please try the older version of SCRCPY below.
Scrcpy old version download link for Windows 64Bit: DOWNLOAD | Password: openit
We’ll be adding a download link for Mac soon.
Paypal to shut down services within India: All you need to know
Digital payment solutions provider Paypal will shut down its domestic payments business within India from April 1. The company will instead focus more on the international payments business. which means global customers will still be able to pay Indian merchants using Paypal.
“We will continue to invest in product development that enables Indian businesses to reach nearly 350 million PayPal consumers worldwide, increase their sales internationally, and help the Indian economy return to growth,” a PayPal spokesperson said in a statement.
“From April 1, 2021, we will focus all our attention on enabling more international sales for Indian businesses, and shift focus away from our domestic products in India,” the spokesperson added.
“This means we will no longer offer domestic payment services within India from 1 April.”
PayPal was one of the payment options on many Indian online platforms like Swiggy, MakeMyTrip, BookMyShow, etc.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Flagship Processor: All you need to know
The Snapdragon 888 5G by Qualcomm for the mobile platform is official, and it’s the fastest processor ever made by the company. This is the processor that will power most of the flagship devices next year, including the Xiaomi M11 and the Realme Race. The chipmaker Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 888 offers improved performance for the next generation of high end 5G smartphones.
The launch of the Snapdragon 888 processor comes at a time when consumers are thinking twice about buying premium smartphones due to job losses and uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic. The company, however, does not believe that the demand for top-level flagship smartphones has dropped. In fact, Qualcomm said that there is a huge demand for high-end smartphones in many parts of the world, including India.
Now that the processor has been officially announced, here are the top five highlights of the latest chipset:
1. Integrated 5G
The Snapdragon 888 comes with a built-in 5G modem, which is a good thing. Previously, smartphone makers had to use two different chips, which complicated the overall phone design process. Since the mobile chip is integrated with a third-generation X60 5G modem, it is easy to make smartphones. Phone manufacturers had been demanding a single flagship chip that acts as the brain of a smartphone and also connects to 5G, all through a single solution. The integration of the modem within the chip itself results in longer battery life and lowers the cost of smartphones. The 3rd gen onboard X60 5G modem will support both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum, plus 5G carrier aggregation, multi-SIM, standalone, and non-standalone global connectivity.
2. Powerful and Improved GPU for Gaming
According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 makes it their chip to use a 5 nm semiconductor manufacturing process. This results in a more powerful chip performance with lesser power consumption. The Snapdragon 888 also has a built-in graphics processor (GPU), the Adreno 660, which the company claims renders graphics 35 percent faster. Also, Qualcomm is betting heavily on gaming on high -end phones that will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 8 8 processor. Qualcomm said the new chip introduces the 3rd generation of its Elite Gaming platform that brings Variable Speed Shading (VRS) to smartphones for the first time. VRS is a technique that brings photographic realism to games. The Snapdragon 888 will also support 4K displays with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.
3. Advanced AI Engine
A mobile chip is not enough for performing complicated tasks like image processing or facial recognition. So chipmakers like Qualcomm rely excessively on artificial intelligence (AI) to run photo and video editing applications. The new Snapdragon 888 has a new Hexagon 780 AI processor built into the chip itself, which according to Qualcomm runs 50 percent faster than last year’s AI processors. Thanks to the chip’s reliance on machine learning, the Snapdragon 888 handles 26 trillion operations per second, or TOPS, promising a huge leap in the energy efficiency of AI tasks.
4. Improved Camera Support
Qualcomm is also betting on computational photography to transform mobile phones into a kind of professional cameras. All thanks to the latest ISP, the Snapdragon 888 processor will be able to capture photos at up to 2.7 gigapixels per second, which translates to having an ability to shoot 120 photos per second at 12-megapixel resolution. The camera system actually captures shots at a resolution of up to 200 megapixels, as well as video recording in 8K and 4K. The chip can also record video with HDR, a feature that Apple greatly highlighted with the launch of the iPhone 12 series .
Several OEMs have already announced their commitment to making flagship-level smartphones using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese smartphone brands dominate the list of smartphone manufacturers that will use the Snapdragon 888, including OnePlus, Realme, and Xiaomi.