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Lava unveils two new 4G-enabled smartphones

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LavaNew Delhi:Mobile handset maker Lava International Limited on Friday launched two new smartphones — X17 and X50 — to strengthen 4G accessibility for the Indian consumers.

Priced at Rs 6,899, Lava X17 is equipped with enhanced 5MP selfie camera with dual LED flash. The device offers excellent camera hardware and software combination to capture pictures even in low-light conditions.

It has a vibrant 5-inch HD IPS display running on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The device is equipped with 4G connectivity with VoLTE compatibility, keyboard supporting 12 Indian languages, powerful 2350 mAh battery with power saving mode and dual SIM support.

Lava X50, on the other hand, has 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a glossy back cover finish and it comes with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Priced at Rs 8,699, X50 sports an 8MP rear camera along with 5MP selfie camera. The devices also features full HD (1080p) video playback and recording and a powerful 2800 mAh battery.

Both the devices are powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM for X17 and X50, respectively.

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Twitter’s Android app gets OLED-friendly dark mode in new alpha build

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Back in March, Twitter announced a new OLED-friendly ‘Lights Out’ dark theme for iOS. However, now the new theme is reportedly rolling out to Android as well, albeit only on the alpha version of the app.

The Lights Out mode is different from the existing dark mode on Android, which has a blue/gray theme. The Lights Out mode, however, makes the backdrop of the app pitch dark.

The ‘Lights Out’ mode is different from the current dark mode on Android devices. The ‘Lights Out’ mode turns the UI of the app to pitch black instead of dark blue. This mode does a better job at power consumption on Android smartphones that sport an OLED display.

If you are an alpha user, you will find the option to enable the lights out dark mode under the Settings and privacy > Display and sound > Dark mode appearance menu.

This OLED-friendly dark mode is available for users on alpha version 8.19.0-alpha.03 of Twitter for Android. But, it’s activated through a server-side switch, so replacing the stable version with this one won’t necessarily get you the new dark mode.

That said, some alpha users managed to activate lights out by clearing the app cache, so give it a try and let us know if it worked for you.

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