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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Debut in India: Here’s a Look at Launch Offers Including Discounts and Exchange Deals



Google Pixel 8 series

Google unveiled its latest flagship smartphones Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in India and global markets this Wednesday. At its annual Made by Google hardware launch event, the company showcased these smartphones as the next in line after the Pixel 7 series introduced last year. While the price tags on these devices are heftier compared to their predecessors, Google is offering a range of bank discounts and special offers to ease the blow.

The Pixel 8 is priced at Rs. 75,999 in India, and the Pixel 8 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,06,999. In comparison, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were introduced at Rs. 59,999 and Rs. 84,999, marking a price surge of 26.6% and 25.8% for the new models. Flipkart has now opened its gates for Pixel 8 series pre-orders.

Discounts and Bank Offers for Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Potential Pixel 8 buyers can get their hands on the device for Rs. 64,999, thanks to a total discount of Rs. 11,000. This includes a Rs. 8,000 bank discount combined with a Rs. 3,000 exchange offer. The Pixel 8 Pro is available for Rs. 93,999 after availing a Rs. 13,000 discount, which breaks down to a Rs. 9,000 bank offer and a Rs. 4,000 exchange deal.

Customers using Axis Bank ICICI Bank or Kotak Bank cards can avail these discounts while purchasing the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro as revealed by the e-commerce giant.

Additionally, with the purchase of either Pixel 8 model, customers can grab the new Pixel Watch 2 for Rs. 19,999 or the Pixel Buds Pro for just Rs. 8,999, even though their actual prices are Rs. 39,990 and Rs. 8,999 respectively.

Features and Specs of Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Both smartphones, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, operate on Android 14 and are powered by Google’s in-house Tensor G3 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. The Pixel 8 boasts a 6.2-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while its bigger sibling, the Pixel 8 Pro, flaunts a 6.7-inch OLED display with adaptive 1-120Hz refresh rate.

In the camera department, both phones come equipped with a 50-megapixel primary sensor. The Pixel 8 features a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, while the Pro variant gets a 64-megapixel ultra-wide lens and an additional 48-megapixel telephoto lens. Both models sport a 11-megapixel front-facing camera.

Battery-wise, the Pixel 8 is backed by a 4,575mAh cell supporting 27W fast charging. The Pixel 8 Pro is powered by a 5,050mAh battery compatible with 30W fast charging. Both phones also come with facial recognition and an in-display fingerprint sensor for added security.

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Galaxy Ring not supported with iPhones – Officially Confirmed



galaxy ring

Recently, at the MWC 2024 event, which was held in Barcelona, Samsung’s VP, Hon Pak confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Ring will not be supported by iPhones. Pak also said that their products are as good as the Apple ones.

There are also very good reasons to switch to Samsung’s ecosystem. Samsung is also working on making their devices compatible with other Android devices as well, not only with their own.

As we already know, Galaxy Ring comes in various sizes. Among them, the smallest one is powered with a battery of 14 mAh, and the largest one comes with a bigger battery of 21.5 mAh which will provide a battery backup of 5-9 days.

samsung galaxy ring

Until now, the launch of Galaxy Ring has not been revealed but some rumors suggested that it will launch in the Unpacked Event, which is going to be held in July along with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.

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Is your iPhone or iPad eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update – Here is a list of eligible devices



devices eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update

Every year, Apple announces its new iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS versions in its WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) which will held at Apple Park in June. This year, Apple will announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and MacOS 15. The developer Beta of iOS 18 will be available after the announcement at the WWDC event but if we talk about the stable version of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update, then it will be available by September. In this post, we will tell you the list of iPhones and iPads that are eligible for the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update.

iPhone and iPad
image: Apple Support

Devices Eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update

First, let’s talk about the list of iPhones, that are eligible for the iOS 18 Update:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

Now, let’s talk about the list of iPads, that are eligible for the iPadOS 18 Update:

  • iPad Pro: 2018 and later
  • iPad Air: 2019 and later
  • iPad mini: 2019 and later
  • iPad: 2020 and later

iOS 18 brings new Generative AI support with Siri, design changes, and RCS message support in Apple’s iMessage. If you want to know more about the features of the iOS 18 update, then we have already created a dedicated post for that, do check that out.

Is your iPhone or iPad eligible for iOS 18 or iPadOS 18 update? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, do tell us whether you like this post or not.

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Apple has shared full release notes for iOS 17.4 Update along with new Features



iOS 17.4 new features

Apple, an American-based Tech Giant has recently shared full release notes for the iOS 17.4 update, which is expected to be launched in the first week of the next month i.e. March. If you want to know the upcoming changes or new addons that we get after updating the iPhone to stable iOS 17.4, then we have already posted a dedicated post for that, you can simply check that out by clicking here.

If we talk about them in short, then the upcoming iOS 17.4 update brings major App Store changes in the EU, new emojis, Apple Podcasts transcripts, and an upgrade in the security of Apple’s iMessage. Furthermore, this update also prepares for the launch of the next-generation Apple CarPlay later this year.

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As we know, Apple has to follow the EU’s Digital Markets Act. So, to avoid fines, Apple has to roll out the new iOS 17.4 update before the deadline which was given by the EU i.e. 6 March (Wednesday). So, we can expect the iOS 17.4 stable update before or on 6 March. Below listed are the iOS 17.4 U.S. released notes:

– New mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and shaking heads emoji are now available in the emoji keyboard
– 18 people and body emoji add the option to face them in either direction

Apple Podcasts
– Transcripts let you follow an episode with text that highlights in sync with the audio in English, Spanish, French and German
– Episode text can be read in full, searched for a word or phrase, tapped to play from a specific point and used with accessibility features such as Text Size, Increase Contrast, and VoiceOver

This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– Music recognition lets you add songs you have identified to your Apple Music Playlists and Library, as well as Apple Music Classical
– Siri has a new option to announce messages you receive in any supported language
– Stolen Device Protection supports the option for increased security in all locations
– Battery Health in Settings shows battery cycle count, manufacture date, and first use on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models
– Call Identification displays Apple-verified business name, logo, and department name when available
– Business updates in Messages for Business provide trusted information for order status, flight notifications, fraud alerts or other transactions you opt into
– Apple Cash virtual card numbers enable you to pay with Apple Cash at merchants that don’t yet accept Apple Pay by typing in your number from Wallet or using Safari AutoFill
– Fixes an issue where contact pictures are blank in Find My
– Fixes an issue for Dual SIM users where the phone number changes from primary to secondary and is visible to a group they have messaged
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Devices that are eligible for iOS 17.4 Update

At last, if we talk about the eligible devices for iOS 17.4 Update, then iPhone XS and above models are eligible for this update. Whenever you receive the iOS 17.4 update. To update your iPhone, simply head to Settings > General > Software Update.

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