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Huwaei, Honor Set To Launch Honor 8X

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Honor consists of the first in class dual camera with 16MP+2MP rear lens and 8MP front lens. Flickr

After the successful Honor 7X, Huawei sub-brand Honor is set to launch Honor 8X in India on October 16. It will be priced between Rs 20,000-Rs 23,000.

An Amazon-exclusive, Honor 8X will sport a powerful dual rear camera, industry sources told IANS on Monday.

The device with new Kirin 710 chip was launched in China last month where it is available in two variants — 4GB RAM+64GB ROM and 4GB RAM+128GB internal storage.

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Honor 7S budget smartphone now in India. IANS

Huawei is manufacturing the earlier mid-priced segment device Honor 7X at a facility in Sriperumbudur near Chennai.

Also Read: Honor Launches its Budget Smartphone Honor 7S in India

Riding on the success of Honor 7x that arrived in India in December, Honor saw three-fold growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to 2016.

The 32GB+3GB variant of Honor 7X is available for Rs 12,999 and 64GB+4GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. (IANS)

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Instagram Internally Testing Web Version of Direct Messages

In the current design, Direct on the web is reportedly available from a Direct arrow icon in the top right of the screen.

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In the current design, Direct on the web is reportedly available from a Direct arrow icon in the top right of the screen. Pixabay

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing internally a web version of Direct Messages (DMs) that would allow personal chat and sharing of posts between users on the app.

If and when the feature rolls out for public, it would enable Instagram users to chat via DMs on a desktop, laptop PC, Mac and non-Android or iPhone.

“Mobile reverse-engineering specialist and tipster Jane Manchun Wong alerted us about the Instagram’s test. It’s still being internally ‘dogfooded’ — used heavily by employees to identify bugs or necessary product changes. But she was able to dig past security and access the feature from both a desktop computer and mobile web browser,” TechCrunch reported late on Tuesday.

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Rolling out a web version of Direct could prove to be a full-fledged SMS alternative rather than just a tacked-on feature for discussing the photo and video app’s content, the report said. Pixabay

In the current design, Direct on the web is reportedly available from a Direct arrow icon in the top right of the screen.

Instagram added notifications feature in 2016, and later in 2017 added Explore and some other features for web users.

With a 1-billion user-base worldwide, the app still does not allow web users to post Stories from the desktop.

Rolling out a web version of Direct could prove to be a full-fledged SMS alternative rather than just a tacked-on feature for discussing the photo and video app’s content, the report said.

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With a 1-billion user-base worldwide, the app still does not allow web users to post Stories from the desktop. Pixabay

Facebook launched its chat feature on web before releasing it on mobile phones.

Similarly, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp launched a web portal in 2015 followed by desktop clients in 2016.

Also Read: Dating Apps Questioned Over Age Verification After Child Abuse Cases

It could also pave the way for Facebook’s upcoming unification of the back-end infrastructure for Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram Direct that should expand encryption and allow cross-app chat, the report added.

Instagram has not officially responded or commented on the subject.(IANS)