India's booming smartphone market is turning into a two-horse race between Samsung and Xiaomi.
Kobo has been slinging e-books for years now, but it's still pretty new to the whole audiobook craze -- the Canadian company (and Rakuten subsidiary) only added spoken-word content to its catalog about a year ago. Thankfully, Kobo recently made it a little easier to keep listening to Caroline Kepnes' You after you've gotten cozy behind the wheel. Devotees can now listen to their Kobo audiobooks through Apple CarPlay-compatible infotainment systems — just connect the phone to your car, fire up the app, and you're off to the races (so to speak).
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro and Motorola One Power are the focus of this episode of Orbital as Android experts Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab. We begin this episode by talking about the Redmi 6 Pro, which is Xiaomi's first smartphone with a notch. Is there more to this smartphone than the notch? Reviewer Roydon Cerejo has a lot to say on that subject. We begin by talking about the display and the build quality of the Redmi 6 Pro, before mentioning its processor and RAM. Then we mention Redmi 6 Pro price in India and the storage variants on sale in the country. This is when Roydon talks about a key feature of this smartphone that falls well short of expectations. We begin mentioning the pros of the Redmi 6 Pro, more of which you can see in our review. The list ends rather soon. Then we talk about the cons of the Redmi 6 Pro, which is where things get interesting as we mention a host of negatives and wonder whether these can be fixed via software updates. Speaking of which, the software of the Redmi 6 Pro gets a special mention, where we highlight one of the biggest cons of this smartphone.
While most of the attention of this week's Apple event is on the company's latest iPhones, those thinking of an upgrade have a cheaper, simpler option they may want to try first: iOS 12.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition and the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition were made official by the Chinese phone maker on Wednesday at a launch event in China. The former is a toned down version of the flagship Mi 8 with a Snapdragon 660 SoC, downgraded rear camera setup, and almost half the price. The Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, on the other hand, is similar to the Mi 8 in terms of specifications but has a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor instead of the rear-mounted one on the original Mi 8.