Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soon

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 10:33 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo may launch the F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo in India soonThe F11 and F11 Pro may come with 10x optical zoom and triple rear camerasThe R17 Neo sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipOppo is planning to launch a trio of smartphones in India, possibly by the end of the first quarter of 2019. A new report details that the Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo are coming to the country along with some specifications. It is possible that the F11 phones may be Oppo’s first smartphones to come with 10x optical zoom. Oppo may debut the F11 series at MWC 2019 in February after which an India launch is expected.Oppo has already announced that it is bringing 10x optical zoom to smartphones and it will reveal this at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. According to a report by MySmartPrice, the Oppo F11 and F11 Pro might just be those smartphones. They were recently certified The F11 duo may come with triple cameras as well, but beyond these details not much is known about the devices as of now. The report also does not provide an exact timeline for the launch of the F11 and F11 Pro in India.Meanwhile, the Oppo R17 Neo is also expected to land in the country soon. The phone was first announced in Japan in October as a lower mid-range version of the Oppo R17 Pro. The R17 Neo sports a 6.41-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. In comparison, the R17 and R17 Pro offer Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 chips, respectively.The Oppo R17 Neo also comes with dual cameras on the back that includes a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. Up front, the R17 Neo gets a 25MP selfie snapper. The R17 Neo is offered with 128GB of internal storage, 4GB and Bluetooth 5.0 support, as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor. It houses a 3,600mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.2 on top.advertisementThe R17 Neo has a price of JPY 38,988 in Japan, which roughly translates to around Rs 25,000 in India. This is what we expect the India pricing to be considering the R17 slots a little higher at Rs 34,990. Oppo should start teasing the launch of these phones in a few days if they are indeed set for a Q1 2019 launch in India.ALSO READ | Oppo R15 Pro launched in India with Snapdragon 660, now on sale on Amazon IndiaALSO READ | Oppo R17 Pro review: Stunning, good performance and crazy fast chargingGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo F11Follow Oppo F11 ProFollow Oppo R17 Neo Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonOppo is reportedly planning to launch at least three new smartphones in India by the end of Q1 2019 and this may include the F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo.advertisementlast_img read more

Really really serious hardware vulnerability exposed in majority of computers made in

TORONTO — Technology experts warn a “really, really serious” security vulnerability could affect the majority of computers made in the last decade, but a fix being rushed to users has a downside: it may slow down your machine.Tech news website the Register reported a glitch has been identified with Intel processing chips — found in most computers, including Apple’s Macs — that could cause data to become vulnerable to hackers.While software developers have been covertly working since late last year to address the widespread issue, news of the problem began spreading beyond the development community late Tuesday. Intel’s stock dropped about four per cent on Wednesday while the company’s main competitor AMD saw its stock surge by more than five per cent.Are smart speakers spying on you? Privacy and security fears rise as devices’ popularity grows‘Everyone is hacking into everything’: Companies must focus on managing cyber-attacks, not eliminating them“This is a really, really serious problem,” said Vlado Keselj, a professor of computer science at Dalhousie University.“The good news is I think it’s really hard to exploit this vulnerability. But it could just be a matter of time before someone manages to do that.”In a statement released Wednesday, Intel attempted to downplay worries about the hardware issue, saying it believes hackers “do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data.” The company also said a performance hit from a future software update “should not be significant and will be mitigated over time.”Many details about the technical issue and possible solutions are still unknown. Intel said it had originally planned to disclose more information next week, once software updates were ready, but was compelled to release the statement after the issue began making headlines.An update for the Linux operating system has already been released and has provided some clues to the extent of the problem. But Keselj noted that care was taken to strip developers’ notes and comments out of the update, which typically give some context around the changes that are found in a new software release.“These patches are visible, anyone can open them and see what’s changed but developers removed comments. Without knowing exactly what the vulnerability is, it’s probably hard to exploit it, so it’s happening under the veil of secrecy which is probably good,” Keselj said.“We don’t want somebody to be able to exploit this before updates are made.”Keselj speculated the average user might not notice a dramatic drop in their computer’s performance and even gamers may not suffer a significant slowdown. But businesses that use enterprise software for running database servers could see an appreciable change in performance, which would put pressure on Intel, Keselj said.Prof. Raphael Khoury of the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi said it’s not unusual for major software or hardware vulnerabilities to go undetected for a long time but it’s good Intel is releasing its fix before damage could be done.“Maybe the initial patch will have a substantial slowdown and then in the coming weeks they can take their time to produce a better fix,” Khoury said.“It’s better to initially suffer through this slowdown, at least we’re secure.” read more