Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched, Google Pixel 3 spotted, Snapdragon 400 series leaked and more: Daily News wrap

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While we’re only a day away from the weekend, we can understand how busy Thursdays evenings can get. So, here is a quick summary of all the important stories of the day.

The biggest story of course is the launch of Xiaomi Redmi Y2. Besides that, we also heard rumors about new Google Pixel smartphones, and Qualcomm’s new entry-level chipsets. OnePlus 6 also got a software update for a new camera feature, while Apple took down the download link for WatchOS 5 beta, due to installation issues. Google India today revealed that it has free Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 launched in India

Xiaomi has finally launched the much-anticipated Redmi Y2 in India. The company launched two variants of the phone. The base variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and is priced at Rs 9,999, while the top-end variant carries 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage and priced at Rs 12,999. The phone comes in three colors – Dark Grey, Rose Gold, and Gold, and will be available via Amazon India, mi.com, and Mi Home stores, starting June 12.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 with 16-megapixel AI-powered selfie camera launched in India: Price, specifications, features

OnePlus 6 update

OnePlus 6 today received a software update that brings in a bokeh mode to the selfie camera, and shows battery percentage on the status bar. Both features were promised by the company couple a days ago and it’s good to see it deliver on that promise.

Apple takes down watchOS 5 beta

Apple announced watchOS 5 at its WWDC 2018 event. However, soon after the beta version went live for download, a number of Apple Watch users reported issues with the installation process. Most users complained about download failing completely, while others ran into errors when updating their Apple Watch to watchOS 5. After considering the problem, the company pulled down the watchOS 5 beta. It also replaced the download section with a “Coming Soon” message.

Apple takes down its first watchOS 5 beta because of installation issues

Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 leaked

Qualcomm is reported to be working on two new entry-level smartphone processors called Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439. It looks like the processors are being developed for affordable smartphones that will be running Android GO operating systems. While details are scarce, both chipsets are expected to be substantial upgrades over the current Snapdragon 425/427, and Snapdragon 435.

Qualcomm working on Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 for Android Go devices: Report

Google Pixel 3 spotted

Google Pixel 3 XL has been spotted on an AOSP commits with a codename called “Blueline”. But that’s not the only phone. Another device codenamed “Crosshatch” has also been spotted, which is likely to be Pixel 3.

Watch: Google Pixel 2 XL First Look

Google provides free Wi-Fi access to 400 railway stations

Google, in collaboration with RailTel, has now provided free Wi-Fi internet in 400 stations across India. The company finished that project recently by setting up Wi-Fi at Dibrugarh station in Assam, which was the last station on its roadmap. With all the 400 stations setup, the company now provides 8 million people with free internet across the country.

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