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Nokia launches its valuable flagship smartphone 8.1 with ‘PureDisplay’

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Dubai: HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with “PureDisplay” screen technology at an event here.

The device would be available in blue/silver, steel/copper and iron/steel colour variants, starting in mid-December for 399 euros (roughly Rs 32,000).

 

Nokia launches its valuable flagship smartphone 8.1 with 'PureDisplay'

 

It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will have the latest Android version and regular security updates.

“We’ve seen great success in the value flagship category. With the Nokia 8.1, we are pushing the boundaries in this segment. We offer accelerated performance with a first-class processor architecture, dual cameras with an industry-leading sensor, OIS and ZEISS Optics for low-light imaging and our new PureDisplay HDR screen technology,” Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said in a statement.

The device features a 12MP main camera with ZEISS Optics, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) superfast autofocus.

 

Nokia rolls out its valuable flagship smartphone 8.1 with “PureDisplay”:

 

There’s a 20MP front camera for selfies too.

The Nokia 8.1 is the first Nokia smartphone to launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box.

 

Nokia launches its valuable flagship smartphone 8.1 with 'PureDisplay'

 

“As an important partner for Google, HMD Global has enabled a diverse portfolio of Android One devices with a software experience that is fresh and secure. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with HMD Global on the new Nokia 8.1, the brand’s first device with Android 9 Pie out of the box,” said Jon Gold, Director of Android One Partnerships, Google.

The phone comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and 3500mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

 

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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

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New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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