<span>Monthly Archives</span><h1>January 2020</h1>
    whatsapp
    Social Media

    Mark Zuckerberg paid for WhatsApp to be launched in several countries in next 6 months

    January 31, 2020

    WhatsApp which has dominated alot of country is now trying to be more establish is certain other part of the world.

    whatsApp has been testing the payments feature in India for quite some time now but its rollout is up in the air. India’s data localisation regulations have caused a delay in the launch of WhatsApp’s payments facility that the parent company Facebook is trying to abate. But despite the stalemate, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is optimistic about the expansion of the payment system on WhatsApp in more countries. WhatsApp Pay, as it is being called unofficially, will be rolled out in countries outside India in the next six months.

    I’m really excited about this, and I expect this to start rolling out in a number of countries and for us to make a lot of progress here in the next six months, Zuckerberg said at the company’s earnings call on Thursday.
    The response from one million users who participated in the pilot programme in India was the deciding factor for Facebook to introduce the WhatsApp Pay in other markets. Zuckerberg said that the momentum in the pilot programme, wherein so many of the people kept using it week after week, concreted the future of the service. He, however, did not say what markets will be picked for the rollout.

    That said, the rollout in different markets will be full of teething troubles, as it is in India presently. Facebook has struggled to reach the middle ground with the government of India with respect to data localisation for the wider rollout of WhatsApp’s UPI-based payments feature.

    India’s top bank, the Reserve Bank of India, told the Supreme Court back in November last year that Facebook’s payments service is not compliant with the country’s newly-framed data localisation norms. According to the rule, the foreign companies are mandated to store the data of their users on the servers installed within India. The data could belong to any feature or service, including the payments facility that requires user’s details such as bank account.

    Coronavirus
    Apple OS

    Coronavirus might slow iphone production

    January 31, 2020

    Next month, Apple had planned to ramp up production of its cheap successor to the iPhone SE—variously referred to as iPhone 9 and iPhone SE2—by up to 10 percent. Then, the devastating, tragic, SARS-like Coronavirus broke out across Wuhan, China, putting the tech company’s Asian production facilities in a bind. Now, executives tell Nikkei Asian Review the company’s production schedule is facing “massive uncertainties.”

    Obviously, this is the least of the world’s worries.

    With that being said, Apple informed suppliers in China it wanted to produce up to 80 million iPhones during the first half of 2020, representing about a 10 percent increase. According to the report, about 65 million of those orders are for older iPhones, while the other 15 million are for the forthcoming iPhone SE successor. In addition to iPhones, Apple also planned to hike up AirPods production by 45 million units due to demand.

    Puma Smartwatch
    Electronics

    Long awaited Puma Smartwatch Launched in India by Puma and Fossil Group at Rs. 19,995

    January 31, 2020

    Athletic and casual footwear maker Puma has just launched its first smartwatch in India. Called the Puma Smartwatch, this product was launched internationally last year. The German multinational company has designed the watch along with Fossil Group which has been in the smartwatch game for a really long time. This is the first time Puma has brought a smartwatch to India. Buyers now get one more device to choose from in the market.

    Puma Smartwatch price in India

    Puma has launched its first wearable device in the country called the Puma Smartwatch and has priced it at Rs. 19,995. The smartwatch will be available at Puma stores across India, if you are looking to buy the device online, the Puma Smartwatch will be available on Flipkart as well as Puma.com. Puma offers 2 years of warranty on the Puma Smartwatch.

    Puma Smartwatch specifications

    The Puma Smartwatch runs Wear OS by Google, made by Puma and Fossil. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 Wear platform. It sports a 1.19-inch AMOLED display with a 390×390 pixels resolution. The Puma Smartwatch has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

    Puma has opted for an aluminium dial and offers a silicone strap. Connectivity options on the Puma Smartwatch include Bluetooth 4.2 and built-in GPS. The Puma Smartwatch sports a heart-rate tracker at the back.

    The Puma Smartwatch can also track activities like pilates, rowing, spinning, and count reps from strength training workouts via Google Fit. When the smartwatch is set to workout mode, it also tracks heart rate continuously.

    Since it is a Wear OS device, Google Assistant is built-in. The smartwatch is swim-proof as well and has support for NFC payments via Google Pay. The battery capacity on the Puma Smartwatch is unknown by the company claims that will last for 1 to 2 days.

    Galaxy Z Flip
    Phones

    Samsung New phone Galaxy Z Flip Highlight Features Tipped, Including Stereo Speakers

    January 31, 2020

    All anticipation is on high spirit for the soon to release new samsung phone

    We’re about a week away before Samsung unveils its Galaxy flagships for 2020, during which time, we hope to see its new foldable too. Information regarding the Galaxy Z Flip has been heavily leaked in the past few weeks, and now we have some more teasers about its possible highlight features. The outer display on the phone is reported to be called ‘Focus Display’ and when unfolded, will have an aspect ratio of 22:9. There’ll also be fast charging, including 12W fast wireless charging and stereo speakers. Samsung has also published a report about its Q4 2019 earnings, in which it states that it plans to expand its premium models by launching an “enhanced 5G lineup” and new foldable devices.

    Ishan Agrawal’s latest tweet reveals some of the key features of the Galaxy Z Flip. According to him, the phone will have a 1.05-inch Super AMOLED display that Samsung is said to call ‘Focus Display.’ The internal display is said be 6.7 inches in size, with a full-HD+ resolution and a 22:9 aspect ratio. The phone is also tipped to have 15W wired fast charging and 12W wireless charging. The wired fast charging doesn’t seem to be quick, but then again, it all depends on the size of the battery, which is tipped to have a 3,300mAh capacity. The latter is said to be split into two modules (one for each half of the foldable panel), with 925mAh and 2,375mAh split. Last but not least, it’s also tipped to sport stereo speakers.

    Agrawal also posted a render of the Galaxy Z Flip, similar to the one hat leaked a few days ago. He also mentions in a follow-up tweet, that the main camera on the Galaxy Z Flip will retain the dual-aperture feature from Samsung’s existing flagship phones. The focus here, is said to be on design and should come in a Mirror Black and Purple trims, the latter shade having a prismatic effect.

    Meanwhile, Samsung also posted its Q4 financial earnings report, where it mentioned its quarterly earnings improved significantly for the mobile business, due to strong sales of Galaxy flagships. The report further states that Samsung will focus its efforts on new flagships and more foldable devices, which means besides the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold 2, we could expect more models to arrive during the course of the year.

    Amazon
    Social Media

    Reason for tracking system Amazon is tracking every time you tap your Kindle

    January 31, 2020

    Reason for tracking system Amazon is tracking every time you tap your Kindle

    Amazon’s Kindle products are some of the most popular e-readers around, but there’s a price to pay for the convenience of Amazon’s huge library and convenient syncing features: the company appears to be tracking, recording, and storing data on every single tap you make on the device. The extent of the tracking was brought to light in a tweet by Adrianne Jeffries, an investigative reporter for The Markup (and friend of The Verge) earlier this week.

    That just left the question: why is Amazon tracking such granular data in the first place?

    It turns out that Amazon has a few answers to that, some more convincing than others. The main feature Amazon claims it needs the data for is the Kindle’s “Whispersync” functionality that allows for a reader to sync their exact place in a book between different devices, along with notes, highlights, and bookmarks. By tracking when you turn pages and which books you’re reading, Amazon says it can properly track where you are in a book and keep that data in sync. Amazon also says it uses the specific data here to power its “Reading Insights” features for tracking reading goals and celebrating milestones (sort of like fitness tracking, but for reading).

    A more compelling answer is that Amazon uses insights from the data it collects to improve the Kindle software as a whole. “For example, we noticed that readers were tapping pages backwards and forwards in frequent succession, likely trying to flip back and forth between pages and reference different parts of a book. To address this, we have built several navigation features, including Page Flip and the ability for customers to continuously scroll through their book when reading.”

    As for the actual data itself, Amazon wouldn’t tell us specifically how long it maintains the logs, but says that it keeps the data “as long as it is needed to fulfill the purposes described in our Privacy Notice, to comply with relevant laws (including for tax and accounting purposes and to protect our customers from fraud) or as otherwise communicated.”

    If you don’t want Amazon to collect your data on every tap you input on your Kindle, there are two options: you can request that Amazon delete the existing data it has recorded and you can opt out of future collection of your reading data by going into Kindle settings and disabling Whispersync. Unfortunately, Whispersync is a pretty major feature to lose if you’re someone who uses multiple devices to read, but if the tracking is as central to the feature as Amazon says it is, it’s a choice you’ll have to make.

    Xbox adapter
    Electronics

    Xbox adapter lets people turn their power wheelchairs into game controllers

    January 31, 2020

    Is so fascinating that the new xbox adapter has a brand new extension

    The Xbox Adaptive Controller already expands the usability of Xbox for gamers with disabilities, and today, a third-party add-on takes that controller to the next level, allowing gamers to turn their power wheelchairs into game controllers. Called the Freedom Wing Adapter, the box connects the Xbox Adaptive Controller to a wheelchair through its 9-pin port. This means a joystick that controls a wheelchair every day can be turned into a controller, which is particularly useful for people who are already used to their joysticks and buttons.

    Charity organization AbleGamers created the device alongside ATMakers, a group of tech makers and enthusiasts who focus on assistive technology. The Freedom Wing Adapter is being given out through AbleGamers, and people can apply for a grant for one on AbleGamers’ website.

    ATMakers found a company to make the printed circuit boards, which it says will sell for around $7, meaning gamers can build it on their own for about $35 with all the other required materials once the instructions to build the device are eventually published. You can get a general idea of how to make one by watching the video below. And AbleGamers COO Steve Spohn tells The Verge the 9-pin connectors needed to connect the wheelchair to the device are standard on wheelchair joysticks. So it seems that, in theory, this device should work with many wheelchairs currently on the market.

    Android-Based Cloud
    Phones

    Canonical Introduces Scalable Android-Based Cloud Platform

    January 31, 2020

    Canonical is deploying a scalable Android-based operating system for mobile and desktop enterprise applications from the cloud.

    The company on Tuesday announced its Anbox Cloud containerized workload platform. Anbox Cloud allows apps to be streamed to any operating system or form factor. Its uses include cloud gaming, enterprise workplace applications, software testing and mobile device virtualization.

    “Anbox Cloud is the first commercially available mobile cloud computing platform,” said Galem Kayo, product manager for Ubuntu at Canonical.

    “The platform is innovative in that it uses Android as a guest OS for mobile application virtualization in the cloud,” he told LinuxInsider.

    Canonical’s cloud technologies underlying Anbox Cloud — LXD, Juju and MaaS (Metal as a Service) — enable scalability and manageability suitable for enterprise use cases, Kayo said.

    Canonical services bundled into the Anbox Cloud provide enterprise-grade support like Kernel Livepatch and Extended Security Maintenance, as well as service level agreements, he added.

    What Anbox Does

    With the rise of 5G and edge computing, enterprises are under pressure to provide a high-performance, high-density compute experience to any and all user devices, according to Canonical. Cloud gaming, enterprise app proliferation, software testing and mobile device virtualization are driving the need for distributed applications from the cloud.

    The Anbox Cloud provides the ability to offload compute, storage and energy-intensive applications from x86 and ARM devices to the cloud. It enables end-users to consume advanced workloads by streaming them directly to their devices. Developers can deliver an on-demand application experience through a platform that provides more control over performance and infrastructure costs, with the flexibility to scale based on user demand.

    “Driven by emerging 5G networks and edge computing, millions of users will benefit from access to ultra-rich, on-demand Android applications on a platform of their choice,” said Stephan Fabel, director of product at Canonical. “Enterprises are now empowered to deliver high performance, high-density computing to any device remotely, with reduced power consumption and in an economical manner.”

    Fast-Growing Demand

    The demand for Android in the cloud is growing fast. Demand is driven by enterprises and startup innovators aware of emerging technologies like 5G, edge computing, and system containers that make Android a viable option in the cloud, Kayo explained.

    “The ongoing shift in consumer preferences towards richer and ubiquitous mobile experiences also accelerates demand. Geographically, we see a fast growing demand in China, North America and Europe,” he said.

    Android is the largest mobile OS (75 percent OS market share, 2.5 billion users, close to 3 million apps). It offers the advantage of a much richer application and developer ecosystem compared to other platforms.

    Targeted Adopters

    Canonical sees its primary adopters of the Anbox Cloud coming from the ranks of game-streaming companies, enterprises, mobile telco operators and mobile app developers, noted Kayo.

    Game-streaming companies will benefit from the high scalability on Anbox Cloud. They are financed mostly through advertising or subscriptions. IAnbox creates an on-demand experience for gamers while providing a protected content distribution channel for game developers.

    Game-streaming profit margins can be thin if economies of scale are not reached. Anbox Cloud’s superior scalability allows game-streaming companies to improve their margins.

    Enterprises can leverage Anbox Cloud to accelerate digital transformation. Scalability allows the distribution of mobile applications to any number of devices, avoiding capital expenditures for equipment acquisition and operating expenses for maintenance.

    Mobile telco operators can leverage Anbox Cloud to create innovative value-added services that improve the return on investment of new infrastructure. The scalability of Anbox Cloud allows them to serve new digital experiences to millions of customers in their mobile networks.

    For mobile app developers, Anbox Cloud makes it possible to test applications at scale in the cloud. These tests can be appended to a CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment) pipeline for automatic execution.

    Viable Cloud Platform Option

    Android is based on Linux, so a Canonical-backed Android cloud platform might be more secure than the Google alternative, suggested Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

    “There is a fear, particularly after the Sonos accusation of theft, that Google is stealing intellectual property, and a more secure place to develop than the Google Cloud would likely be appreciated,” he told LinuxInsider.

    The Anbox announcement is not a huge reach given Android’s roots, but it should allow Canonical to pull a larger audience, particularly from those concerned about Google’s practices, Enderle said.

    An Android-based cloud platform is very viable, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

    “Android is and probably will remain the most popular and widely used smartphone OS and platform worldwide. If Canonical can successfully build and differentiate Anbox Cloud, it could do very well,” he told LinuxInsider.

    Competitive Potential

    Google offers a host of Android developer tools that work in conjunction with services for hosting and supporting apps on its Google Cloud Platform, noted King. “Given the company’s growing focus on business and enterprise services, that’s the 800-pound gorilla that Canonical will have to deal with.”

    Canonical, parent company of Ubuntu Linux, seems to be reaching beyond its Linux OS offerings to expand or create a new chapter in cloud computing, he observed. “This looks like a smart move on Canonical’s part. The company has established itself pretty well but needs to look beyond its current solution set for future growth.”

    Canonical’s business customer base should offer it a solid set of prospects for Anbox Cloud. Getting those organizations on board will be critically important, King added.

    “With Anbox Cloud, Canonical is bringing to market a disruptive product that is both powerful and easy to consume,” said Jacob Smith, CMO at Packet. “As small, low-powered devices inundate our world, offloading applications to nearby cloud servers opens up a huge number of opportunities for efficiency, as well as new experiences.”

    Multiple Uses

    Enterprises can reduce their internal application development costs through a single application used across different form factors and operating systems. Developers also can utilize Anbox Cloud as part of their application development process to emulate thousands of Android devices across different test scenarios and for integration in CI/CD pipelines.

    Adopters can host the Anbox Cloud platform in the public cloud for infinite capacity, high reliability and elasticity. They can host it on a private cloud edge infrastructure, where low latency and data privacy are a priority.

    Public and private cloud service providers can integrate Anbox Cloud into their offering to enable the delivery of mobile applications in a Platform as a Service or Software as a Service model. Telecommunication providers can create innovative value-added services based on virtualized mobile devices for their 4G, LTE and 5G mobile network customers.

    How It Works

    Anbox Cloud is built on a range of Canonical technologies and runs Android on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS kernel. Containerization is provided by secure and isolated LXD system containers.

    Android runs in system containers in the cloud. A Web or native client wrapped into a mobile or desktop application sends sensor input to the container.

    Graphical output is streamed back to the client via webrtc. Direct access through a Web browser makes it possible to deliver Android applications to any device that can run a browser.

    LXD containers are lightweight, resulting in at least twice the container density compared to Android emulation in virtual machines, depending on streaming quality or workload complexity. A higher container density drives scalability up and unit economics down.

    MaaS cloud-style provisioning for physical servers is utilized for remote infrastructures. Juju, an automatic service orchestration project launched by Canonical, provides automation tooling for easy deployment, management and reduced operational costs.

    Boosts Cloud Gaming

    The Anbox Cloud taps into the growing cloud gaming segment. The new cloud platform enables graphics- and memory-intensive mobile games to be scaled to vasts numbers of users while retaining the responsiveness and ultra-low latency demanded by gamers.

    It removes the need to download a game locally on a device. It creates an on-demand experience for gamers while providing a protected content distribution channel for game developers.

    Anbox Cloud enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by delivering workplace applications directly to employees’ devices. It ensures data privacy and compliance.

    Support and Pricing

    The Ubuntu Advantage support program included with Anbox Cloud provides continuous support and security updates for up to 10 years.

    Canonical partners with Packet, a cloud computing infrastructure provider, to deploy Anbox Cloud on-premises or at target edge locations around the world.

    Anbox Cloud is available for self-hosted deployments in public or private clouds. The product is priced yearly on a per node basis, per compute instance per year, with support included and SLAs guaranteed

    windows
    Windows

    Petitioners direct their voices to Microsoft Release a Free Windows 7

    January 30, 2020

    he Free Software Foundation wants Microsoft to keep Windows 7 alive as a free operating system. Microsoft stopped providing free security patches and support for Windows 7 earlier this month.

    Although the popular operating system reached its 10th birthday last fall, some 200 million PCs around the globe still run it, according to industry estimates. Users include small business owners, some larger companies, government agencies, and hordes of consumers worldwide.

    Microsoft expects most Windows 7 users to migrate to Windows 10, but it continues to provide patches and support for Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise, which are eligible for extended security update support for three years, for a fee. Windows 7 Home editions and Ultimate editions are not included in the options to purchase extended support.

    The FSF this week launched the “Upcycle Windows 7” petition. The organization is still collecting signatures, though it has surpassed its goal of getting 7,777 people to sign on to make Windows 7 available for free. The current tally is approaching 10,000.

    Making the OS free would allow users “the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software,” according to the foundation.

    The petition makes no reference to who would maintain the free version with necessary patchs and continued upgrades, if any.

    Making Windows 7 free could be viable, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

    “At this point, the likelihood of converting current Windows 7 users to Windows 10 seems nil. Releasing the OS could earn Microsoft the goodwill of those users, and might lead to projects that would help ensure the continuing viability and security of Windows 7,” he told LinuxInsider.

    Not Just a Big Ask

    The petition’s wording is to demand rather than simply ask that the company release Windows 7 as free software. The petition asserts that Microsoft ended “10 years of poisoning education, invading privacy, and threatening user security.”

    Windows 7’s end of lifecycle gives Microsoft “the perfect opportunity to undo past wrongs, and to upcycle it instead,” it states.

    A precedent for releasing some core Windows utilities as free software already exists, according to the petition. So Microsoft would lose nothing “by liberating a version of their operating system that they themselves say has reached its end.”

    Microsoft released code for the Windows Calculator. So it can do the same for Windows 7, according to the foundation.

    Also, Microsoft released MS-DOS five years ago as downloadable code. However, using it is limited to the terms of a noncommercial-use license agreement.

    Given Microsoft’s growing prominence in open source, and its ownership of GitHub, releasing the Windows 7 code as open source also could be beneficial to Microsoft.

    It could be positioned as “putting our money where our mouth is,” King noted. Many in the open source community would welcome that.

    Divided Responses

    From Microsoft’s perspective, releasing Windows 7 might not be as straightforward as one might expect. For typical consumers, Windows 7 already was free since it came bundled with their computers.

    Microsoft is a for-profit company. That means it incurs costs to develop software for commercial use. The for-profit model is the foundation of the company, said Maryanne Steidinger, head of marketing for Webalo.

    “IF they have no additional development costs — services, support, troubleshooting — around Windows 7, that might be a consideration to make it freeware, but then they should cut all support and let the market take the calls. I don’t think anyone would want that,” she told LinuxInsider.

    The proprietary OS still has considerable market share to consider. Win 7’s market share is expected to be 35 percent in 2020 and 28 percent in 2021, Steidinger added.

    “So that endears users to keep it and maintain it,” she said. “Because of the continuing market share and revenue generation for Windows 7, I think the company will say no.”

    It would be great if Microsoft released Windows 7 as freeware, but it is not a sure bet that the company will respond favorably to the petition, said Michael Arman, economic development director for the City of Oak Hill, Florida.

    “Microsoft is not known for their charity, and there is plenty of code in Windows 7, which is used in 10 and in various other flavors of Microsoft’s software. Why should they give that away when they can sell it?” he told LinuxInsider.

    Mixed Corporate Signals

    Microsoft declined our request to comment on the FSF’s petition.

    However, over the last few years, Microsoft executives have suggested that open sourcing some of its software titles was not out of the question.

    A future version of Windows released as open source was “definitely possible,” Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich said at ChefConf 2015 in Santa Clara, California.

    Microsoft should release Windows 7 code under a free software license to prove that its love of open source software is not just a vehicle to “exploit users,” the foundation argues in the petition.

    The foundation did not respond to LinuxInsider’s request for clarification on the petition.

    Why Keep Windows 7 Working?

    For government agencies, consumers, and businesses still using Windows 7, the main reason to keep Windows 7 alive is a no-brainer. “It just works” is the common battle cry.

    Upon its introduction, Windows 7 was a very good, highly stable OS that corrected most of the mistakes Microsoft made with Vista, Pund-IT’s King pointed out.

    “It still fills the bill for numerous Windows and applications, so satisfied consumers and businesses see little if any reason to change. This has been a recurring issue for past Microsoft OSes, including Windows 3.1, NT and XP, and I expect it will continue so long as Microsoft remains an OS vendor,” he said.

    Some Windows 7 users go even further in their continued praise for the out-of-date OS. It still works with an assortment of equipment and software that may not be compatible with Windows 10.

    “Everyone who uses it has more or less gotten it figured out and is comfortable with it,” Oak Hill’s Arman emphasized.

    “There is also a HUGE installed base of Windows 7 software in business applications, and in many cases drivers for custom applications to interface with Windows 10 have not been written and may never be written,” he said.

    The ONLY thing “wrong” with Windows 7 is that Microsoft no longer supports it. That will make it increasingly vulnerable to malware, said Arman.

    “If the machine is not connected to the Internet, there is NO reason to make the change,” he added. “Windows 7 is now effectively out of warranty, such as it was. That doesn’t mean it won’t work.”

    HP 14S-CR2000TU LAPTOP
    laptops

    HP 14S-CR2000TU LAPTOP

    January 30, 2020

    Things to know about HP 14S-CR2000TU LAPTOP

    HP 14s-cr2000tu (8LY18PA) Laptop (Core i5 10th Gen/8 GB/1 TB 256 GB SSD/Windows 10) laptop has a 14 Inches (35.56 cm) display for your daily needs. This laptop is powered by Intel Core i5-10210U (10th Gen) processor, coupled with 8 GB of RAM and has 1 TB HDD storage at this price point.
    It runs on Windows 10 Home Basic operating system. As far as the graphics card is concerned this notebook has a Intel UHD graphics card to manage the graphical functions. To keep it alive, it has a 3 Cell Li-Ion battery and weighs 1.43 Kg.

    A51
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy A51 Goes on Sale Tonight in India via Online, Offline Stores

    January 30, 2020

    samsung brand new brought gets into idian market today and is the talk of all samsung lovers

    Samsung Galaxy A51 was launched earlier this month for the Indian market, and now the South Korean tech giant is gearing up to start selling the smartphone starting midnight tonight. To recall, Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy A51 last month in Vietnam, alongside the Galaxy A71 as the latest additions in Samsung’s Galaxy A-series. Some of the key highlighting features of the Galaxy A51 include an Infinity-O Display, quad rear cameras, and a big battery with fast charging support, to name a few.

    Samsung Galaxy A51 price in India, launch offers

    The price of the Samsung Galaxy A51 has been set at Rs. 23,999 for the lone 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. As we mentioned above, the sale starts at midnight tonight, i.e., at 12 am. The smartphone will be sold across retail stores, Samsung Opera House, Samsung e-shop and leading online portals. Launch offers include a 5 percent cashback if you purchase the phone via Amazon Pay. Additionally, the company is also offering a one-time free screen replacement to buyers.

    Samsung Galaxy A51 specifications and features

    The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A51 features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with 20:9 aspect ratio and in-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is powered by the octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Storage is further expandable via a microSD card to up to 512GB.

    The Samsung Galaxy A51 runs One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. Battery capacity has been set at 4,000mAh that supports 15W fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.

    As for the cameras, the Galaxy A51 features a quad-camera setup at the back which includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. This is coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the smartphone has a 32-megapixel camera at the front which has an f/2.2 aperture.

    The Samsung Galaxy A51 will be offered in three colour options — Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue.