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Qualcomm Technologies Releases Snapdragon 675

Qualcomm said that consumers can expect mobile devices powered by Snapdragon 675 from the first quarter of 2019.

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Partnering with ecosystem leaders for growth of wearables: Qualcomm. Flickr

 US-based chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies on Tuesday unveiled here the Snapdragon 675 system-on-chip (SoC) to boost gaming and camera experience in mobile devices.

The latest addition to the mid-range Snapdragon 600 series, released at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, supports a triple camera configuration in the front or back.

It supports features such as telephoto, wide angle, and super-wide image capture, as well as enhanced portrait mode (Bokeh), “3D face unlock” and high-quality selfies, the company said.

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Snapdragon by qualcomm. Flickr

Snapdragon 675 provides new architectures and performance improvements over the previous generation Snapdragon 670 in Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities as well.

With a multi-core AI Engine, Snapdragon 675 is engineered to deliver up to 50 per cent overall improvements in AI applications, Qualcomm said.

“Packed with advanced gaming abilities, remarkable camera performance and a multi-core AI Engine, Snapdragon 675-based smartphones will bring new experiences to consumers globally,” said Kedar Kondap, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies.

The premium features in the new chipset are enabled by the Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP, Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU.

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The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octacore processor and fuelled by a 4230mAh battery.

“The Snapdragon 675 plays a primary role in allowing OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to design next generation features with incredible performance into their upcoming smartphones,” Kondap added.

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Additionally, it provides limitless slo-mo — capable of recording extended slow-motion video clips in HD, not limited to one second or shorter bursts.

While making the chipset available for smartphone makers on Tuesday, Qualcomm said that consumers can expect mobile devices powered by Snapdragon 675 from the first quarter of 2019. (IANS)

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Now Pay Bills on Amazon Pay While Speaking to Alexa

Once approved, Alexa will complete the transaction using Amazon Pay, and send a notification to the customer's registered mobile phone number, confirming the transaction

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The integration of Amazon Pay with Alexa will help reduce both time and effort for customers who use Amazon Pay for bill payments and repeat similar transactions every month. Pixabay

In an India-first feature, Amazon on Wednesday announced that users can now pay their utility bills with Amazon Pay just by speaking to its digital assistant Alexa in the country.

The new Alexa feature supports payment of bills across categories such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband, DTH and more.

Users of Amazon Echo, Fire TV Stick and other devices with Alexa built-in, can just give commands such as “Alexa, pay my mobile bill” or “Alexa, pay my electricity bill” to get started.

“The integration of Amazon Pay with Alexa will help reduce both time and effort for customers who use Amazon Pay for bill payments and repeat similar transactions every month.

“We are excited to share that this is an India-first feature which Alexa customers in India can enjoy before any other international customers,” Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager for Alexa Experiences and Devices, said in a statement.

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The new Alexa feature supports payment of bills across categories such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband, DTH and more for Amazon Pay. Pixabay

Alexa will retrieve the amount due for bills from their registered Amazon account and ask for customer confirmation before processing the payment. Customers can enable a voice pin on the Alexa app to make transactions more secure.

Once approved, Alexa will complete the transaction using Amazon Pay, and send a notification to the customer’s registered mobile phone number, confirming the transaction.

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Alexa will also send a link to register their bill details on the Amazon shopping app before proceeding for the payment, said the company. (IANS)