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OPPO Brings A9 2020: Mid-Segment Phone with Decent Performance

An upgrade of OPPO A9, the A9 2020 also features a 3D gradient design.

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After launching a highly successful Reno 2 series, OPPO has brought A9 2020 to bring some competition in the mid-segment market in India (Representational Image). Pixabay

After launching a highly successful Reno 2 series, Chinese handset maker OPPO has brought A9 2020 to bring some competition in the mid-segment market in India.

The Oppo A9 2020 comes with quad-camera setup with 5,000mAh battery as its USP. The device is available in two variants — 4GB RAM+128GB ROM priced at Rs 16,990 and 8GB RAM+128GB ROM at Rs 19,990 in two colours, Marine Green and Space Purple.

An upgrade of Oppo A9, the A9 2020 also features a 3D gradient design.

We tested 8GB RAM+128GB device (Rs 19,990) in Space Purple. Let’s see how it fares.

In terms of design, the device scores decent marks. The back looks attractive with glass-like finish which gives it an aesthetic feel.

The quad rear camera is placed vertically alongside the LED flash, which adds extra charm.

The fingerprint sensor, placed at the back, was quick. The OPPO logo is placed vertically in centre.

The left edge of the phone hosts the dual-SIM card tray and the volume buttons and the SIM tray hosts a dedicated space for Micro-SD card which helps users expand in-built 8GB memory up to 256GB.

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The new OPPO device is an ideal choice for those who seek exceptional performance. Pixabay

The volume rockers are at the left and power button at right, quite easy to operate. The lower edge of the phone houses speakers, Type C charging slot with fast-charging support and an audio jack input.

The smartphone features 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1,600×720. The device’s screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The front of the device has dew-drop notch design that looks good.

The automatic brightness feature on-screen worked fine both indoors and outdoors.

The quad rear camera (48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) is placed at the upper centre vertically alongside the LED flash.

The rear camera has basic panorama, HDR and video modes, along with some interesting image-enhancing features like AI-filters, ultra-wide mode, slow motion and time-lapse photography.

The camera produced some good snaps in daylight. However, it didn’t work good in low-light conditions.

The 16MP front camera features AI beautification and portrait mode, that gave sharp and good selfies.

The device has fingerprint unlock sensor as well as face unlock feature and both functioned smoothly.

The Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers worked well.

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The camera in new OPPO Device produced some good snaps in daylight. However, it didn’t work good in low-light conditions (Representational Image). Pixabay

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, the device runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.1.

Snapdragon 665 provides faster performance while simultaneously lowering power consumption by 20 per cent.

The 5,000mAh battery kept the juice for almost a day.

However, despite having the “gaming boost 2.0” software, the device experienced lags while playing.

The phone competes well against Realme 5 Pro and Vivo Z1X at this price point.

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Conclusion: With decent looks, quad-rear camera and big battery, the device is an ideal choice for those who seek good rear camera, better storage and a premium look. (IANS)

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Google Having Access to Fitbit’s Data a Privacy Risk: EDPB

Google accessing Fitbit data major privacy risk: EU advisors

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EDPB was warned the European Commission of the potential privacy risks of Google having access to Fitbit's data. Pixabay

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) was warned the European Commission of the potential privacy risks of Google having access to Fitbit’s data.

This comes in the wake of the tech giant’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users, months after its parent company Alphabet acquired it.

Regulators are in the process of considering whether to allow the tech giant to gobble up all this data, TechCrunch reported on Thursday.

In a statement, the board writes: “There are concerns that the possible further combination and accumulation of sensitive personal data regarding people in Europe by a major tech company could entail a high level of risk to the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data.”

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Regulators are in the process of considering whether to allow Google to gobble up all this data, TechCrunch reported on Thursday. Pixabay

It is pertinent to note that, as it stands today, Google is still waiting on regulatory approval for its Fitbit acquisition.

In the EU, how privacy is handled will have a huge impact on whether or not the deal goes through.

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The EDPB also leaves a reminder that Google and Fitbit are obligated to conduct a transparent assessment of “the data protection requirements and privacy implications” regarding this merger. The US Justice Department has also raised concerns, according to 9to5Google.

Aplphabet-Google acquired Fitbit as a whole for $2.1 billion late last year, a deal that includes the user data of Fitbit customers including activity, sleep, location, and other health data. (IANS)