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Honor Unveils new Smartphone “Honor 9X” in India

The device costs Rs 13,999 for the base variant, which 4GB RAM and 128GB memory. The top variant of the phone, which features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space is priced at Rs 16,999

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The device costs Rs 13,999 for the base variant, which 4GB RAM and 128GB memory. The top variant of the phone, which features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space is priced at Rs 16,999. IANS

Chinese smartphone brand Honor recently launched Honor 9X in India, alongside the Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch and the Honor Band 5i. The Honor 9X succeeds the Honor 8X with new upgrades in terms of camera and processor.

The device costs Rs 13,999 for the base variant, which 4GB RAM and 128GB memory. The top variant of the phone, which features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space is priced at Rs 16,999.

Here is what we think about the smartphone after using it for a week. In terms of design, the device scores decent marks. It packs a 6.59-inch full-HD (1080×2340 pixels) display with a notchless full-screen design.

The display is sharp and is good enough for gaming and content streaming. Moreover, it is bright enough even in harsh sunlight. It looks fresh from the front thanks to its pop-up camera. The rear panel is made out of plastic and has a glossy finish, like most of the mid-price segment smartphones.

The three camera lenses are housed in a vertical strip, the USB Type-C port, speaker, and 3.5mm jack are at the bottom, while the SIM tray is at the top. Coming to the cameras, the device has a triple camera setup with 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a large 1/2-inch CMOS sensor.

There is a secondary 8MP super wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 120 degree ultra-wide-angle lens, and a third 2-megapixel depth camera with f/2.4 aperture. The camera performed really well in presence of proper light, while it struggled a bit in absence of decent amount of light.

Camera features include AIS Super Night Mode, AI Video Stabilisation, and more. Photos captured using the night mode exhibited better details and colours were brought out more. The contrast and the dynamic range are above average.

The phone also has a 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture inside the pop-up selfie module. The front camera is decent enough to produce good selfies to post them on Instagram.

In terms of performance, the smartphone comes with a new Kirin 710F SoC. The phone is available in two variants, with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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Chinese smartphone brand Honor recently launched Honor 9X in India, alongside the Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch and the Honor Band 5i. The Honor 9X succeeds the Honor 8X with new upgrades in terms of camera and processor. Wikimedia Commons

The general performance of the phone is decent. Browsing social media, watching movies, clicking photographs, and messaging are all smooth. During the review, we also played two popular heavy titles like PUBG and Call of Duty without any issue at Medium graphics settings.

On the software side, the Honor 9X runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie. The smartphone comes equipped with a sufficiently long-lasting 4,000mAh battery. On regular usage, with social media usage and a couple of hours of music streaming the device lasted for around two days on an average.

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Conclusion: Honor is trying its best to make a long-lasting mark in this price segment and with this smartphone, the manufacturer has once again pushed itself to attain a solid footprint.

At the given price point, Honor 9X is a good bet for those who are looking forward to buy a phone with pop-up camera. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolls Back a Privacy Setting That Allowed Users To Stop Sharing Personal Data With Advertisers

Twitter said in a statement that the move is "part of our ongoing work around transparency and control"

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Twitter said in a statement that the move is "part of our ongoing work around transparency and control". Pixabay

In a weird move apparently to bring in more ad dollars, Twitter has rolled back a privacy setting that allowed users to stop sharing some personal data with its advertisers, saying the update will help the company “continue operating as a free service.”

Users in India and elsewhere received the pop-up message late Wednesday, which said that “the control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed.” “Specifically, your ability to control mobile app advertising measurements has been removed, but you can control whether to share some non-public data to improve Twitter’s marketing activities on other sites and apps,” read the pop-up.

An option in Twitter’s privacy settings called “Share your data with Twitter’s business partners” used to let users disable sharing some of their personal information. That setting is still there but you have no control over “mobile app advertising measurements”, unless you are in Europe or in the UK where you can still opt out from sharing “non-public” personal information like device identifiers.

Twitter said in a statement that the move is “part of our ongoing work around transparency and control”. “Twitter shares certain non-public personal information with certain digital advertising platforms to help measure and optimize the effectiveness of our efforts to market Twitter on those platforms,” said the company.

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In a weird move apparently to bring in more ad dollars, Twitter has rolled back a privacy setting that allowed users to stop sharing some personal data with its advertisers, saying the update will help the company “continue operating as a free service”. Pixabay

This information can include IP address and mobile device advertising identifiers for devices that open or log in to Twitter’s mobile apps, but does not include your name, email, phone number, or Twitter username, said the company.

Twitter shares certain non-public personal information with advertisers who run mobile application advertising campaigns through its platform. This information can include which ads a particular browser or device saw, watched, or otherwise interacted with.

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Additionally, Twitter said it will now run ads for its app on Facebook and Google. Users can opt out of sharing “non-public” data such as whether or not they installed Twitter’s app as a result of an ad with Google and Facebook. (IANS)