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Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 Mobile OS

Prajyot Mainkar

Microsoft has confirmed that it will end support for Windows 10 Mobile this month. However, the Office apps will reach the end of the support on January 21, 2021. Users will no longer be able to install Office apps on the phones that run on Windows 10 Mobile. Users can use these apps on iOS or Android smartphones. As per these announcements, Windows 10 Mobile OS users will not receive any further security updates, online support or any hotfixes from Microsoft for free.

Vivo Z1 Pro, which was launched in July, has received a price drop in India. The 4GB RAM with 64GB storage edition is priced at `12,990 from its original price of `13,990. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM with a 64GB storage edition is priced `13,990. This phone features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD screen that has a screen resolution of 62340 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform with Adreno 616 GPU. This dual-SIM supported phone comes with Funtouch OS v9 based on Android v9.0 Pie edition. For selfies and video calling, there is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera, a 16-megapixel primary camera sporting LED flash, an 8-megapixel 120° degree wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. Backed by a 5000 mAh battery with 18W charging, this device also features a fingerprint sensor for unlocking. Its network capabilities include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS and Micro USB. Vivo Z1 Pro is available in phantom black, midnight black and aurora blue colour options.

Samsung has launched Galaxy A71 along with the A51 smartphone at an event in Vietnam. The Galaxy A71 comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen featuring a resolution of 2400 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. It runs on Android v10 based on Samsung One UI v2.0. The phone has two models – 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy A71 is a dual-SIM supported phone that has a 64-megapixel rear camera sporting LED flash, 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle, 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel macro camera. For selfies and video calling, there is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Its network features include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The price of this device has not been revealed yet, but Samsung could announce it in the next few days. The phone features a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging. The phone is available in prism crush black, blue, pink and silver colour options.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with 6.5-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen having a screen resolution of 2400X1080 pixels. This phone is powered by Octa-Core Exynos 9611 10nm processor with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. There is another variant of 128GB Storage with 6GB/8GB RAM. The scope of expansion is up to 512GB using microSD card. Like A71, this phone runs on Android v10 based on Samsung One UI 2.0. The A51 is a Dual-SIM supported phone featuring 48-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 12-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide angle, 5-megapixel depth sensor and 5-megapixel macro camera. There also is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. With In-display sensor on board, this phone has network features such as Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. The starting price of the device is $345. There is no news about its global launch yet.

HMD Global has announced its latest phone under the Go Edition. The Nokia C1 is a 3G supported phone with a starting price of USD59 and is expected to roll out in APAC, Middle East and Africa in the coming days. The phone has a 5.45-inch FWVGA+ display with a screen resolution of 480 pixels x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The phone has 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. Running on Android v9.0 Pie, this phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus feature. The camera also sports LED flash. The front-facing camera is 5-megapixel which has LED flash. Its network features include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and micro USB support. This phone has a dedicated Google Assistant button too. Nokia C1 comes with a 2500mAh removable battery and its colour options are black and red.

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