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Buying a new SIM? No need for Aadhaar anymore

Prajyot Mainkar

Buying a new SIM? You might have just received good news from the Centre. The government has announced that Aadhaar card is no longer mandatory for getting a new SIM. As per the new reports, you can produce any other form of verification like driving license, passport and voter ID, to get a new SIM. The centre has informed telecoms to follow these guidelines immediately. Earlier users were denied a SIM card if they did not pass through the Aadhaar verification process. This comes as relief for those who don’t have Aadhaar cards especially the NRI’s. Telecoms have not yet responded to this news; however, they will have to adhere to this new rule.

LG has announced a new phone in its K-series. Called K30, the phone has been launched in the US for T-Mobile. The phone is a 5.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 pixels x 720 pixels. It has 1.4Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 GPU, and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB using microSD. The phone has Android v7.1 Nougat with LG UX 6.0+. On the optics front, the device comes with 13-megapixel rear camera sporting LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. The phone is available in black colour and has network features like 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 and GPS. The phone comes with a $9 per month 24-month contract or a $225 without contract payment option from T-Mobile in the US. The LG K30 has a 2880 mAh battery.

Huawei’s Honor brand is all set to introduce its flagship phone Honor 10 in India by end of May. This phone was announced in China last month. In India, this phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart. The phone comes with 5.84-inch Full-HD+ LCD 2.5D curved glass display powered by Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 920. The device packs Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, and runs on Android v8.1 Oreo with EMUI v8.1. This dual-SIM phone has a 16-megapixel primary camera with LED flash with a secondary 24-megapixel rear camera. There also is 24-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The phone has network features like 4G VoLTE(Dual), WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. The phone has a typical battery of 3400 with fast charging capabilities. Currently there is no information about the price.

LG announced G7 ThinQ smartphone at an event in New York. The phone comes with 6.1-inch display having Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with 3120 pixels x 1440 pixels. The phone runs on Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. There are two variants, G7 ThinQ comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and G7+ ThinQ comes with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The scope of expansion is 2TB using a microSD card. The phone runs on Android v8.0 Oreo edition with LG UX. On the optics side, the phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera with 71-degree wide-angle lens. The phone also has a secondary 16-megapixel camera with 107 degree super-wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens. LG G7 phone comes with fingerprint sensor and a dedicated Google Assistant button. Network features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5 LE, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. This phone has 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and also comes with wireless charging availability. The LG G7 ThinQ is available in new platinum gray, new moroccan blue, new aurora black and raspberry rose colour options. This phone will soon be announced in South Korea.

Vivo X21 with 6.28-inch display featuring Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen has gone global. The phone is powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform with Adreno 512 GPU. The phone packs 6GB RAM and features 128GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB using microSD card. This hybrid dual-SIM phone comes with Funtouch OS v4.0 based on Android v8.1 Oreo. On the optics side, this device comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash with a secondary 5-megapixel camera. There also is a 12-megapixel front-facing camera. Network features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0 and GPS. This phone weighs around 156 grams and comes with 3200mAh (typical) battery with fast charging feature.

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