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Nokia Launches Nokia 4.2 in India

The Nokia 4.2 runs Android 9 Pie OS out of the box

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Finnish company HMD Global, which makes Nokia smartphones, on Tuesday launched its budget Nokia 4.2 in India for Rs 10,990 with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

The smartphone comes with a sculpted-glass design and selfie-notch display; biometric face unlock; and Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset.

It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will have the latest Android version and regular security updates.

“I’m excited to announce the arrival of first in the series Nokia 4.2 smartphone to India for our fans. From AI-powered features like adaptive battery, to a more modern and personal way to interact with your smartphone through the dedicated Google Assistant button, the Nokia 4.2 continues to uphold the promise we make across our smartphones,” Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head-India, HMD Global, said in a statement.

The Nokia 4.2 runs Android 9 Pie OS out of the box.

Old Nokia mobile phones are placed on a shelf inside of a private museum of phones in Dobsina, Slovakia
Old Nokia mobile phones are placed on a shelf inside of a private museum of phones in Dobsina, Slovakia. VOA

The phone will receive three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme.

The device’s dual depth-sensing rear camera combines a 13MP main camera with the depth sensor.

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The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back that is certified by the Android Enterprise Recommended programme, thus, making it the ideal smartphone for your enterprise needs.

The Nokia 4.2 would be available exclusively on Nokia.com/phones for a week starting May 7 and exclusively across select retail outlets such as Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C and MyG starting May 14. (IANS)

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84% Indians Hope to Retain Their Jobs Despite Automation: WEF

Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs

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Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs. (Representational Image) Pixabay

Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.

India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71 per cent respondents expect their jobs to be automated. Saudi Arabia comes second with 56 per cent respondents expecting jobs getting automated, and in China 55 per cent respondents feel the same.

“Interestingly, 84 per cent of urban Indians polled are confident of keeping their jobs, using the skills they possess. The survey also shows across all markets, Indians are most confident, followed by the Netherlands (83 per cent) and the US (82 per cent),” the report said.

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Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability. Pixabay

The markets least confident of holding onto their jobs in the face of automation, include Japan (23 per cent), South Korea (33 per cent) and Russia (50 per cent).

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Commenting on the survey, Parijat Chakraborty of Ipsos India said, “Indian job market is hierarchy driven, promotions are skills and performance-led. Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability; human intellect, skill-sets and capital will still be needed to get the job done.” (IANS)

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