Xiaomi just completed its 10 years in the industry and took advantage of the celebration event to launch a few interesting products along with the Mi 10 ultra. The Redmi K30 ultra is a flagship smartphone by the company and looks almost similar to the K30 Pro. However, there are a few hardware upgrades that make it worth buying. The Redmi K30 Ultra features a 6.67-inch large Samsung AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display is charge and comes with great contrast to create a vivid and colorful experience for the user. The display supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The device has no notches at the front side and comes with a pop-up camera for the selfie pictures.
The phone is powered by a powerful MediaTek 5G processor and supports outstanding AI functionality with six-core independent APU 3.0 that enables accuracy for more application scenarios. The device can balance computing power with power consumption. Redmi K30 Ultra has been ranked first in the ETH Zurich AI-benchmark ranking. The phone runs on dual hyper engine 2.0 and game turbo optimization engines that make it a perfect tool for playing games and responsive multi-app functionality.
The Redmi K30 ultra features a quad-camera system at the rear side, consisting of a 64MP primary camera, a 13Mp ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP portrait depth camera. The primary camera supports four-in-one large pixels, allowing the hardware to combine smaller pixels to final results for an ultra-clear image. For videos, it uses zoom support, three microphones for clear audio recording during filming. The phone has a big 4,500mAh battery that is good enough to keep the phone alive the whole day. There is also support for 33W fast charging that allows the phone to get fully charged from zero to 100% within just one hour. The phone is available in three colors - moonlight white, midnight black, and mint garden.
A company called ecoATM recently conducted a survey of 1,050 Apple iPhone owners age 18 or older.
This survey revealed that most of the respondents are very loyal to their current iPhone. When asked what new feature would make them switch from their current handset to the Samsung Galaxy S6, 26% said that nothing could get them to swap their current handset for the new S6 flagship. 32% said that a lower price point for the Galaxy S6 could entice them to switch.
What would it take for an Apple iPhone owner to switch to a Samsung phone?
According to the same survey, 24% would do it if it were a free swap, and 16% would make the trade if the Samsung handset was offered to them at a lower price point. Outside of pricing, 21% would swap their iPhone for a Samsung branded smartphone based on the latter having a longer battery life. 18% would do it for a larger screen-size and 3% would make the change if they saw a celebrity using a Samsung phone. By the way, 16% of iPhone users surveyed said that they would never exchange their iPhone for another smartphone under any condition.
So what is it that prevents iPhone users from switching to a new phone?
A quarter of the respondents with an iPhone said that the fact that their friends and family have one is a reason not to switch. 21% cite the better features on the device as the reason why they stay with it, while 19% say they exclusively use Apple products.
Did you find the regular Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to be too modest? If so, then there is a way by which you can make your new S7 Edge stand out from the rest. Karalux is a Vietnamese company that specializes on luxury and if you have the money and the will to do so, they will gold-plate your latest Samsung smartphone for you. This may not come as a surprise to many because Karalux offered the same 24K gold-plating services for the S6 and S6 Edge last year as well.
According to the Vietnamese company, the process which allowed them to gold-plate the S6 series isn't the same anymore as Samsung has changed its aluminum grade from A7000 to A6000. This has somewhat complicated the procedure and as a result, it now takes 6 hours to complete it instead of the 3-hours timeframe from 2015. There are 10 stages involved in the process, at the end of which, your smartphone will never really lose all of its value.
If you are in Vietnam, you can own a 24K S7 for $1570 and a 24K S7 Edge for $1705. If you are an international buyer however, you will need to pay $1730 and $1930 for the gold-plated S7 and S7 Edge respectively.
Nick Lee from Tendigi came into the lime light recently, after he managed to run Windows 95 on the Apple Watch and he has come forward once again with another hack. Apparently, Lee has managed to run Android Marshmallow on an iPhone with the help of both software and hardware. Lee modified the Android build found on the Nexus 5X expertly enough to stream it on to an iPhone. We say "stream" because this isn't a custom ROM that you can just flash on to your iPhone. Instead, the Android OS runs after you put your iPhone into the 3D-printed custom case, that has a micro-SD card slot, a micro-USB slot, an USB slot, a HDMI slot and of course, a lightning plug to connect to the iPhone.
Do you want to do this? If you do, then you better know what you are getting into because this isn't one for the layman. For starters, you will need to install an app on your iPhone and put it in the 3D-printed case, which isn't up for purchase. We could see a prominent lag in the video that Tendigi posted on YouTube, but it's still a tremendous breakthrough. Check out his instructions to know more if you are interested.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)