Reaffirming OPPO's commitment to offering cutting-edge technology at an accessible price, the global smart technology company has announced a significant price drop on its popular OPPO A17 smartphone, bringing it closer to the hearts and pockets of users. The price of the sleek and feature-packed OPPO A17 smartphone has been lowered to Tk 16,990, down from its previous price of Tk 17,990, said a press release issued on Monday. This move aims to enable more Bangladeshi consumers to experience the powerful capabilities of OPPO's state-of-the-art smartphones without compromising their budget. Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? The OPPO A17 smartphone, now available at an even more attractive price, is a testament to OPPO's dedication to bringing innovation to everyone. Packed with advanced features and cutting-edge technology, the OPPO A17 offers users an exceptional experience at a fraction of the cost. From its stunning design to its impressive performance, the OPPO A17 delivers style, substance, and value in one sleek package. The OPPO A17 smartphone boasts a premium leather-feel design, a 50MP AI camera, a 5000mAh long-lasting battery, and up to 4GB extended RAM. The smartphone's screen size is 6.56 inches, and the screen ratio is 89.8 percent. The pixel density is 269 PPI. The phone has a refresh rate of 60Hz and a touch sampling rate of 60Hz. OPPO ranks first in Chinese smartphone market in H1 of 2023 The OPPO device supports fingerprint, facial recognition, and two nano SIM cards. The system is fueled by ColorOS 12.1. In the box, each owner of the smartphone gets one phone, one charger, one Micro USB data cable, one SIM ejector tool, one safety guide, one quick guide, and one protective case. Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G: Premium mid-ranger on the go The newly priced OPPO A17 smartphone is available for purchase at all authorized OPPO stores across Bangladesh. OPPO encourages tech enthusiasts, smartphone aficionados, and everyone in between to take advantage of this offer and experience the best of technology at an unbeatable price.
In a stunning show of unity, parents in a town in Ireland have banded together to jointly adopt a no-smartphone code for their children until secondary school. Parents’ associations across the Irish town of Greystones have adopted the no-smartphone code for their children, the Guardian reports. “If everyone does it across the board, you don’t feel like you’re the odd one out. It makes it so much easier to say no,” said Laura Bourne, one of the parents. “The longer we can preserve their innocence, the better.” Read more: How to Break Internet Addiction? Last month, schools and parents in the town of Greystones in Ireland took the initiative out of concern that smartphones were fueling anxiety and exposing children to adult content. It is a rare occasion for an entire town to take action together on such an issue, the Guardian reports. The voluntary “Greystones Pact” is to withhold smartphones from children – at home, in school, everywhere – until they enter secondary school. Applying it to all children in the area will, it is hoped, curb peer pressure and dampen any resentment. “Childhoods are getting shorter and shorter,” Rachel Harper, the principal of St Patrick’s School who led the initiative, told the Guardian. Nine-year-olds had started requesting smartphones, she said. Read more: How to keep your child engaged at home without gadgets “It was creeping in younger and younger, we could see it happening.” A town-wide policy reduces the chance of a child having a peer with a smartphone and parents can present the code as a school rule, said Harper. “They love it – now they can blame the schools.” The initiative has garnered interest from parent associations in Ireland and internationally, prompting Ireland's health minister, Stephen Donnelly, to recommend it as a national policy. Read more: Effects of Excessive Use of Smartphones “Ireland can be, and must be, a world leader in ensuring that children and young people are not targeted and are not harmed by their interactions with the digital world,” he wrote in the Irish Times. “We must make it easier for parents to limit the content their children are exposed to.” The “Greystones Pact” stemmed from children showing anxiety levels only partly attributable to Covid-era adaptation, Harper told the Guardian. Schools circulated questionnaires among parents, leading to a meeting of community stakeholders and an initiative dubbed “it takes a village”. Read more: How to entertain an unwell child without screen time Not all parents will deny their primary schoolchildren a smartphone – the code is voluntary – but enough have signed up to create a sense of critical mass, said Harper. “Hopefully down the line it’ll become the new norm,” she told the Guardian.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 12 Turbo edition was released on March 28, 2023 in Mainland China. On the same day, Redmi also released a Harry Potter Special limited-edition version. Let’s check out what the Harry Potter fans will get in the Redmi Note 12 Turbo Harry Potter Edition. Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo Harry Potter Edition Design Much of the specialty of this edition has to do with the unboxing experience itself. Users would get a chunky box with the special edition, much like those large magic spell books seen in the movie. Opening the fold, users will be greeted with the iconic Hogwarts acceptance letter received by Harry. It’s the same as the original complete with wax sealing. The included SIM ejector tool has been branded with the nine-three quarter sign and the user manual is designed just like the Marauder’s map. It's these little things that make the unboxing experience such a magical one. Moving onto other stuff, users will be getting a charging brick, cable, and a designer case with faux leather finishing. There are also some classic Harry Potter stickers for the geeks. Read More: Best MacBooks in Bangladesh: Which Apple Laptop Should You Buy? Now let’s talk about the device itself. Dimension wise the device is exactly the same as Redmi Note 12 Turbo. But the magic is happening at the back. There’s a lot to take in from the centaur, sorting hat, Quidditch game, quill to the broom, and of course, the ever-magical Hogwarts logo. The motto of the school, “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus” is printed brightly on the emblem. And if it ever crossed as to what it means, it stands for “Do not tickle the sleeping dragon”. There is also the Redmi special edition branding on the bottom and the Harry Potter typography at the top. The camera sensors have been cheekily designed to represent Harry’s spectacles complete with his lightning scar. Overall, the design and the unboxing experience of the Harry Potter special edition will be absolutely magical, to say the least. For any Potterhead or a general enthusiast, this device would definitely be a collectible piece worth admiring. The Display The display on the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is a 1080P OLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ support. As mentioned earlier, there is no dimension or spec difference between the special edition and the regular version of the Note 12 Turbo. So enthusiasts will also be getting the same specs. Read More: May 2023 New Releases: Top 7 Upcoming Smartphones The panel itself is decent. It has that typical Xiaomi warm tone to it which can easily be calibrated from the display settings. The viewing angles are pretty good and the high refresh rate makes it a delight to interact with. Overall, the display is easily one of the strong features of the Note 12 Turbo. The Camera The goggle-designed camera on the Note 12 Turbo special edition actually has three lenses. The main camera is a 64 MP wide-angle shooter with an 8 MP ultrawide and a 2 MP macro shooter. It's clear from the spec that the main camera will be doing all the heavy lifting.
Tecno unveiled a new phone Spark 10 Pro at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 6th March. It's worth noting that the ancestor Spark 9 Pro received a lot of praise for its impressive image quality of selfies, considering its price. Does the latest version Spark 10 Pro offer better features? Let’s find out the key specs, pros, cons, and price of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro. Key Features of Tecno Spark 10 Pro Design The design of the Spark 10 Pro has some similarities to its predecessor, but with a few noticeable changes. One of the most significant changes is the camera module, which now features three circles instead of two. However, upon closer inspection, the number of lenses has been reduced by one. The circle on the right side of the module is actually a flash, while the small hole above it serves only as decoration. Although there is now one less lens, the main camera has been improved, making it a worthwhile tradeoff. Its dimensions are 168.4 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm. Weighing 208g it seems a bit heavy. Its construction features a Glass built front and back panel along with a plastic frame. Read More: Xiaomi Redmi K60 Pro Review: The Flagship Killer Midranger of 2023 The back panel of the Spark 10 Pro is made up of both glossy and frosted areas, but the glossy section has been reduced to just the lens module. Additionally, the back panel has been upgraded with a new material called Starry glass, which is highly scratch-resistant and feels very smooth to the touch. Unfortunately, only two-color options are available this time around, with green and blue not making an appearance. Another notable feature of the Spark 10 Pro is the inclusion of a headphone jack, which can be used in conjunction with the earphones that come in the box. Additionally, the SIM card slot can accommodate both a TF card and dual SIM cards, and the phone boasts a waterproof design. While some may prefer the design of the Spark 9 Pro, personal taste varies, and the Spark 10 Pro has done an admirable job at this price point. Read More: VR Headset Buyer's Guide with Price Ranges in Bangladesh Display The display of Spark 10 Pro has been upgraded, and it's immediately noticeable as soon as you light up the screen. This time around, the phone features a punch-hole display, which has been a mainstream trend for some time now. However, it's worth noting that many phones within the same price range still use the water drop display, making the punch-hole display an upgrade. Its 6.8 inches IPS LCD display offers ~85.6% screen-to-body ratio. It sports resolutions of 1080 by 2460 pixels and around 395 PPI density. Additionally, the screen of the Spark 10 Pro now supports higher refresh rates, with a 90Hz refresh rate that's more than enough for most everyday applications. While it's not the best display on the market, it's clear that the Spark 10 Pro is putting in its best effort to offer users an improved viewing experience. Overall, these upgrades to the display add to the device's value and make it a worthy consideration for anyone in the market for a new phone. Read More: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Review: Pushing the Limits of Innovation Performance and Software Tecno Spark 10 Pro boasts a MediaTek Helio G88 12 nm processor, which may sound like a significant upgrade from the G85 found in the 9 Pro. The processor has been combined with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. It runs on HIOS 12.6 on top of Android 13. However, in terms of performance, the difference is relatively negligible. Although the G88 handles PUBG Mobile with ease, maintaining stable HD graphics at 30fps, its capabilities when it comes to more demanding games like Genshin Impact are not as impressive. In testing, it is found that while the device can handle Commission Quests at the lowest graphics settings, the overall game experience is not ideal, and we noticed a 5% power consumption after just 10 minutes of play. That said, while the Spark 10 Pro may not be the ideal phone for serious gamers, it's still a great option for those who prefer more relaxed games. If you're someone who enjoys casual mobile games or only plays games occasionally, then the Spark 10 Pro may be the perfect entry-level phone for you. Read More: March 2023 New Release: Top 10 Smartphones Coming in Bangladesh Camera Tecno Spark 10 Pro has three lenses, with the main lens having a 50-megapixel sensor, an aperture of f/1.6, a wide-angle field of view, and PDAF (phase detection autofocus) capability. The other two lenses' specifications are unspecified. The triple-camera setup works by using different lenses to capture images in different ways. The main 50 MP (f/1.6) camera is used for capturing detailed, high-resolution photos with a wide field of view. The other lenses may have different focal lengths or features, such as a telephoto lens for zooming in on distant objects, or a wide-angle lens for capturing more of a scene in a single shot. The PDAF capability allows the camera to quickly and accurately focus on subjects, even in low light conditions, by using a sensor to detect the phase difference between two points of incoming light. This helps ensure that your photos are sharp and in focus. Read More: realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition Review: A Coke Lover’s Dream Phone A 32 MP (megapixel) selfie camera with a wide-angle lens and dual-LED flash is considered to be a high-end camera for taking selfies. The high megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing a large amount of detail in your photos, which is particularly useful for capturing facial features. When it comes to video recording, the 1080p@30fps capability means that you can record high-quality videos at 30 frames per second, which is the standard for most online video content. This can be useful for recording vlogs, video chats, or simply capturing special moments of high quality. Battery and Charger The Tecno Spark 10 Pro's 5000 mAh Li-Po battery is quite large and should provide a good amount of battery life on a single charge, depending on usage. With moderate usage, the phone should be able to last through a full day without needing to be charged. Read More: Top 10 Smartwatches Released in 2022 and 2023 So Far The 18W wired charging setup is decent, but not particularly fast compared to some other phones on the market. It should take around 2-2.5 hours to fully charge the battery from empty. However, the non-removable nature of the battery may be a concern for some users, as it means that it cannot be easily replaced if it starts to degrade over time. Price of Tecno SPARK 10 Pro in Bangladesh Techno Spark is available in Bangladesh unofficially. The price of the phone starts at BDT 15,690 with a 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM combination. However, the official price of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro in Bangladesh may vary. Bottom Line The Spark 10 Pro has already caught the attention of users as it boasts a unique feature - a focus on selfies. In a market where most entry-level smartphones compromise on camera quality, it's refreshing to see a phone that prioritizes the needs of selfie enthusiasts. Even in 2023, such phones are still rare. Read More: Home Theater Buyer's Guide with Price Ranges in Bangladesh The Tecno Spark 10 Pro is priced reasonably, making it an affordable option for those who don't want to break the bank for a phone. Despite its budget-friendly price, the phone doesn't compromise on other aspects of its specifications. It delivers performance that's on par with other phones in its price range.
Vivo launched its Y22 smartphone in Bangladesh on March 2. The mobile phone started selling in the market from March 7 and can be purchased from any authorized showroom and also from E-store. It is priced at Tk 19,999, said a press release. The smartphone features a 50 mega-pixel rear back camera. The front camera consists of 8 Mega-pixel with F/2.0 lens. Other than that, it has also a super night camera. Vivo Y22 has side-mounted fingerprint scanner in the power button. Which means, this button can be used as a both power button and a fingerprint scanner and can scan a fingerprint for 15 lakh, said the release. The phone comes with an 18 watt type-C charger for its 5000 mAh battery, it added.
Global smartphone manufacturer Vivo has introduced an auto eye protection display in Vivo Y16 that modulates the balance of blue light . Vivo Y16 makes the users free from eye-protection mode activations, blue-ray filter downloads and all eye protective wears, said a press release. Followed by a bustling five-day pre-booking period, the first sale of this stylish smartphone officially started from Monday and will continue till January 22. The price of vivo Y16 has been set at Tk 15,999. Customers can avail this tempting first-sell bounties from any authorised vivo stores or e-stores. Read more: Vivo Y16 Review: Redefining The Essentials with a New Design Authorised vivo stores are now running a lucky draw promotion. Amidst all the attractive gifts, there is a lucrative ‘customer’s wish’ offer where they can fulfill any wish within Tk50000 and also can get Tk3000 cashback. Besides, everyone can grab a cool mug as a gift. The Y16 smartphone is capable of providing long term usability with one-time charging by dint of its powerful 5000mAh battery supply. The 6.51-inch HD plus LCD halo full view display enables the user's eyes shield from harmful blue light. FunTouch OS12 and Helio p35 chips are well-configured in this device as the operating system and core processor. This multi-touch capacitive touchscreen phone also ensures side mounted fingerprint technology on the power button. Read more: Vivo Y16 to be available from Monday An AI based 13 and 2 megapixel dual rear camera setup, associated by a 5 megapixel front-facing camera has been equipped to the device to capture all your eventful moments. This smartphone allows 4GB extended RAM facilities on top of its default 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. So you can download all your go-to apps without hassle. Its 2.5D curved flat frame will make you enjoy a trendy, smooth and classy outlook experience.
Youth-centric brand realme Monday launched its "Service Day" at all of its authorised centres across the country. The campaign will continue till January 18. "On the occasion of Service Day, customers can enjoy discounts of up to 40 percent on the mainboard and motherboard repair of older models," said a media statement. "Also, users can also enjoy discounts of up to 10 percent on accessories and safeguard services, while out-of-warranty repairing charges have been made free." Customers can also avail of phone cleaning and maintenance services free of cost. They will also get free software upgrade services. Read more: New Year celebrations: Realme comes up with discount offers on Daraz
Global smartphone maker Xiaomi has brought different offers on the purchase of certain models of its smartphones as part of a nationwide campaign. Under the campaign, one can buy Redmi 10 (2022) 4+64GB variant at Tk16,999 with a discount of Tk1,200, according to a media statement. Read More: 10 Top Budget Smartphones Released in 2022 Redmi 10 (2022) 6 +128GB variant can be bought at Tk19,999 instead of Tk20,999, it added. The device has different features, including a 50-megapixel high-resolution camera and an FHD+ resolution display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The campaign, which started on December 21, will continue till January 31, 2023. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi K50i 5G Review: Performance Centric Mid-range Phone
Walton has brought a new smartphone, Primo R10, to the market, featuring 4GB virtual RAM.Also, the phone is equipped with different features including HD Plus large display, 4GB physical RAM, sufficient storage and a powerful battery, and AI triple camera. Habibur Rahman Tuhin, marketing in-charge of Walton Mobile, said, the phone is available in three colours: bottle green, ford blue and midnight green. "Primo R10 is selling for Tk12,990 without VAT." Rubayat Rahman Chowdhury, marketing coordinator of Walton Mobile, said: "Memory fusion technology has been used for the first time in this new smartphone. Up to 4GB of internal free storage can be used as virtual RAM. With 4GB LPDDR4X physical RAM, the customer will get up to 8GB RAM in the phone. Read: Walton Orbit Y50 4G Review: Does it offer value for money "As a result, the performance and speed of the device will be much higher. Users will get an excellent experience using various apps, internet browsing, 3D gaming and fast video loading and lag-free video streaming." Primo R10 is powered by a 1.8GHz Unisoc Tiger T610 SoC Octa-Core processor with 12nm FinFET technology. It has Mali-G52 graphics, and 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB through a micro SD card. It has a 6.528-inch HD Plus V-notch display with IPS in-cell technology, 20:9 aspect ratio, 1600X720 pixel screen resolution, dust and scratch resistant 2.5D curved glass. The phone comes with F/2.2 aperture AI Triple autofocus cameras with PDAF Technology and LED flash. Read: 10 Top Upcoming Phones in December 2022 in Bangladesh The device has a 13-megapixel main camera with a 5P lens to ensure sharp and colourful photos. It has also a two-megapixel macro and another two-megapixel depth sensor. The device also sports an eight-megapixel selfie camera with an F/2.0 aperture. Both cameras can capture Full HD videos. Walton Primo R10 has a 4850mAh li-polymer battery. Other features of the phone include face unlock, Type-C charging port, dual 4G SIM, OTA, OTG, smart key, smart control, and gesture navigation.
Samsung has said it is improving the overall design aesthetic of smartphones while introducing a few new innovative features that make the interfaces much more private and customised with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new customisation features like lock screen customisation, enhanced colour palette, and image watermark customisation make it simpler to customise the look and feel of one's smartphone, the company said. The latest One UI 5.0 represents Samsung's most personalised mobile experience yet, designed to give Samsung users multiple options for tailoring their devices exactly how they prefer and this starts with lock screen customisation. Samsung has improved the lock screen customisation with One UI 5.0. Now one can change the clock size and shape, the fonts and colours. With just a few taps, users can also trim their video to transform it into live wallpaper on their phones. Read more: Samsung make top 5 in Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2022 Also, to help users streamline mobile tasks and activities, One UI 5.0 offers new Smart suggestions for widgets. Based on the users' usage patterns and mobile activity, Smart suggestions automatically suggest apps and actions that make the mobile experience even more personalised. Samsung has added more backgrounds for customising the home and lock screens. Now users can use up to 16 different colour palettes taken from the wallpaper for a unified interface that makes the preferred wallpaper blend in seamlessly with the surrounding elements. Also, with One UI 5.0, Samsung has added features for watermarking photos inside the camera app. Users can choose to display the shooting date and time, phone model information, and information specified on it. At the same time, people can choose the alignment between left, centre, and right. One UI 5.0 update is available to the Galaxy S22 series, Z Flip 4, and Z Fold 4 and will soon be rolled out to older flagships and entry-level devices. Read more: Samsung's 10 innovations at the cutting edge of smartphone technologies