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FaceApp Seems to Be Now Blocking Users From India

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FaceApp, the photo editing app with age filters that have made the app viral virtually overnight, seems to be now blocking users from India. The app is still available for to download for Android and iOS respectively from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, but trying to use FaceApp from India now leads to error. The FaceApp block was reported by users on Twitter and confirmed independently by Gadgets 360. We’ve reached out to the company behind the app for a comment on the development, and will update this story as and when we hear from them.

If you are on Android and trying to use FaceApp from India, you might now be greeted with an error “Something went wrong, Please try again”. iOS users are getting a more cryptic “ApiRequestError error 6 – Operation couldn’t be completed” message. The problem was first reported by some Twitter users, and confirmed by Gadgets 360.

FaceApp, which uses AI to apply various effects to your face, including the viral old-age filter, has been trending the last few days

Apart from the old-age filter, FaceApp can also “make you smile”, converting a regular photo into one where you are smiling. Similar to the old-age filter, another filter lets you look younger, while yet another FaceApp filter lets you change your style and experiment with different hair styles. With some points in its terms of service raising concerns.

In a separate issue in 2017, FaceApp was found to have a dedicated “hot” filter that looked to “lighten” the skin tone of users. The racist filter was removed after it sparked outrage among many users.

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Samsung Galaxy A91 may come with Snapdragon 855

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Samsung will launches its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A91 with Snapdragon 855 Soc. This device features to 6.7-inch Infinity-U display.

In terms of the camera, the A91 is said to come with a 48-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization on-board, along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The third camera is a 5-megapixel depth sensor to help with portraits. On the front, users will get a 32-megapixel camera with an aperture3 of f/2.2. The phone will be powered by a 4500mAh battery, but more importantly, will also come with 45W fast charging. It is not known, however, whether Samsung will provide a compatible charger in the box, or have users purchase one separately.

Beyond this, the device may feature a 4,500mAh battery will support for 45W fast charging technology. On the software end, the device is likely to feature Android 10-based One UI 2. Some reports indicate that this may make its way to the market before the end of the year. While some report says that it will launch in 2020.

Galaxy A91 is also said to ship with Android 10, which suggests the phone may launch only after the Galaxy S11 early next year. As of now, it is unclear when Samsung plans to release the Galaxy A91

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