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India Gets 2 New Budget Smartphones by Tecno

"Camon iACE" is available for purchase from August 13 and "Camon iSKY 2" will hit the shelves on August 20.

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"i2X" sports 13MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and 16MP selfie camera. Flickr

Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.

The “Camon iACE” and “Camon iSKY 2” smartphones are priced at Rs 6,799 and Rs 7,499, respectively.

Both devices come with 13MP Artificial Intelligent (AI)-based rear and selfie camera, 5.5-inch HD+ screen with Full-View display, 3050mAh battery and Face Unlock feature, the company said in a statement.

Tecno has also partnered Reliance Jio for instant cashback and recharge offers for Jio users.
Tecno has also partnered Reliance Jio for instant cashback and recharge offers for Jio users. Flickr

“The latest ‘Camon iACE’ and ‘Camon iSKY 2’ tick every box for consumer looking for a perfect camera-centric smartphone in the sub 8K by offering the best combination of features at a great price” said Gaurav Tikoo, Chief Marketing Officer, Transsion India.

Both phones are powered by a 1.5 Quad Core 64 Bit processor, backed up with 2GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB and would run on Techno Mobile’s “HiOS” which is a customised version of Android 8.1 Oreo.

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“Camon iACE” is available for purchase from August 13 and “Camon iSKY 2” will hit the shelves on August 20.

Tecno has also partnered Reliance Jio for instant cashback and recharge offers for Jio users.(IANS)

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UN: Geneva Can Improve the Health of Citizens Using Digital Technology

Chief WHO scientist Soumya Swaminathan said increased availability and use of digital technology offers new opportunities to improve people's health

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FILE - A doctor uses a smartphone to take a photo of a child with facial deformity before surgery at the Vietnam Cuba hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. VOA

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines on digital health intervention.

The U.N. agency said governments can improve the health of their citizens by using digital technology to make health systems more efficient and responsive to their patients. The United Nations said 51 percent of the world’s population has access to broadband internet service.

Chief WHO scientist Soumya Swaminathan said increased availability and use of digital technology offers new opportunities to improve people’s health.

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Chief WHO scientist Soumya Swaminathan said increased availability and use of digital technology offers new opportunities to improve people’s health. Pixabay

She told VOA the technology enables people, even in the remotest settings, to leapfrog into the development of a more effective, inclusive health system. With the use of mobile phones, computers and laptops, she said it is possible to bypass the intervening stages many countries have had to go through.

“So, a health worker in Congo can directly start using a mobile phone if the government is able to provide one to the health worker and get away from filling 30 paper registers, which occupy about one-third of front-line health workers time,” she added.

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The new guidelines include 10 recommendations on how governments can use digital technology for maximum impact on their health systems.

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The new guidelines include 10 recommendations on how governments can use digital technology for maximum impact on their health systems. Pixabay

A WHO scientist specializing in digital innovations and research, Garrett Mehl, said the recommendations deal with issues such as birth notification.

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“Knowing that a baby has been born is critical to knowing how to provide vaccinations; knowing that the mother needs different post-natal care visits,” he said. “But without knowing that there was a birth that has happened, it is difficult to trigger those events in the health system.”

The guidelines also address privacy concerns.They have recommendations for ensuring that sensitive data, such as issues of sexual and reproductive health, are protected and not put at risk. (VOA)