Thursday July 18, 2019
Home India Xiaomi Refres...

Xiaomi Refreshes its Budget Redmi A Series in India

The 2GB+16GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 6,199, post the introductory offer

0
//
Xiaomi
Xiaomi also refreshes 'Mi TV' series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday refreshed its budget Redmi A series with the Redmi 7A in India for Rs 5,799.

According to the company, the Redmi 7A brings an overall upgrade over the Redmi 6A; it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, a 4000mAh battery, a 12MP Sony IMX486 camera and a matte finish unibody.

“Packed with a set of incredible features, Redmi 7A is powered by the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 clocked at 2GHz,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, said in a statement.

The device comes with wireless FM Radio to allow access to radio without the need of earphones.

It sports a 5.45-inch 18:9 HD+ display and supports expandable memory up to 256GB.

Xiaomi
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India.

The dual SIM, dual VoLTE device comes with a splash-proof design.

The Redmi 7A would be available in Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Gold colour variants.

Also Read: Video-streaming Giant YouTube Bans Hacking Videos; Content Creators Puzzled

The 2GB+16GB variant would be available at an introductory price of Rs 5,799 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 during July as Mi turns five, said the company.

The 2GB+16GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 6,199, post the introductory offer. (IANS)

Next Story

Developers Can Now Start Building Hindi Skills for Alexa in India

Right now, Alexa can understand some Hinglish commands but these are few and far between

0
Alexa, Amazon, Virtual Assistant
Amazon Echo led the Indian smart speakers market with 59 per cent share in 2018 (Representational image). Pixabay

Amazon on Tuesday announced that developers can now start building Alexa skills for customers in India with the new Hindi voice model available in Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).

Developers would get a headstart and submit skills for certification as the company prepare to offer engaging experiences for Alexa users in one of the most spoken languages in the country, the company said in a statement.

Commercial hardware manufacturers who want to develop Alexa Built-in products for Hindi-speaking customers in India can request early access to the invite-only Alexa Voice Service (AVS) developer preview.

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of free, self-service APIs and tools that make it fast and easy for developers to create skills, or capabilities, for Alexa.

Amazon last year launched a new category of skill called “Cleo” that enables customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other languages. The idea was to improve Alexa’s language model and help her gradually speak in local languages.

Lawsuit, Amazon, Alexa
The lawsuit alleges Amazon of saving ‘voice prints’ of millions of children by unlawfully recording their conversations around Alexa-enabled smart devices. Pixabay

Apart from Hindi, users can respond to Alexa’s English statements in Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati and other regional languages.

Alexa is currently available in over 80 countries and speaks more than 14 language variants.

One can sign up for the first webinar on Hindi skill building scheduled on July 24. Developers in India who have their Hindi-language skill certified for publication in India before July 31 would receive exclusive early bird Alexa merchandise.

Also Read: How to Speed up Torrent? Find it out Here

Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, told IANS recently that the company is working on infusing regional languages capabilities in Alexa for the Indian market but these are early days.

Right now, Alexa can understand some Hinglish commands but these are few and far between. (IANS)