The Nova 2S comes with a 6-inch 18:9 display, up to 6GB RAM, and a total of four cameras.

Over the past month, Huawei has announced the Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro, Honor View 10, and Honor 7X. As if that wasn’t enough, we now have the Huawei Nova 2S that was just announced in China. The Nova 2S is the successor to last year’s Nova and Nova Plus, and for a price of around $400 USD, there’s a lot of phone being offered here.

Starting up front with the display, you’re looking at a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 screen with the trendy aspect ratio of 18:9. The bezels surrounding this screen are pretty slim, but Huawei still somehow managed to cram in a front-facing home button/fingerprint sensor. At the top of the phone is where you’ll find the Nova 2S’s front-facing cameras. There’s a 20MP main sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and secondary 2MP one backed up by an LED flash, so your selfies should look pretty incredible.

You’ll also find dual cameras around back, with the setup here consisting of a 16MP color sensor and 20MP monochrome one with an aperture of f/1.8.

Powering the Nova 2S is the Kirin 960 processor, 4 or 6GB RAM, and a 3,340 mAh battery. Other specs include 64 or 128GB of storage, dual-SIM and microSD card support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

You’ll be able to get the Nova 2S in Black, Gray, Red, Blue, and Rose Gold, and for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, you’ll pay 2699 yuan (around $400 USD).

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The USB Type C port on the matte black versoins of the Gear VR may seem hidden on the bottom of the device but you can do a lot with it.

On the 2016 and 2017 Gear VR there’s a USB Type C port so small and out of the way that you might not even know it was there unless someone told you. But that little USB Type port can do a variety of things to enhance your VR experience. Here are some of the best ways to take advantage of the port.

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A ₹2,000 discount makes the best budget phone in India even better.

The Mi A1 is the best budget phone you can currently buy in India. Retailing for ₹14,999, the phone features robust hardware and uncluttered software thanks to Xiaomi’s collaboration with Google over the Android One initiative. For the next two days, the phone is available for just ₹12,999, a discount of ₹2,000 from its retail price.

The promotion is valid on Flipkart as well as Xiaomi’s own portal, and is valid on all three color variants of the phone — Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.

As a refresher, the Mi A1 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSd slot, dual 12MP cameras at the back with a wide-angle primary lens augmented by a telephoto shooter, 5MP front shooter, and a 3080mAh battery. The phone has no issues delivering a day’s worth of usage on a full charge, and the camera is one of the best in this category.

Then there’s the software experience, which makes using the Mi A1 a delight. The phone offers a pure Android interface, with a few additions from Xiaomi in the form of the Mi Camera app (to take full advantage of the dual cameras), Mi Feedback to submit feedback about the device, and the Mi Remote app to control devices in your house through the IR blaster.

Xiaomi is set to kick off the Oreo beta test soon, with a stable Oreo update slaeted to arrive before the end of the year. Overall, there isn’t a phone in this segment that offers as much value as the Mi A1, and the ₹2,000 discount makes it an even more enticing option. The deal is valid through December 9, so if you’re in the market for a budget phone, now’s the time to act.

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Applications are now open for Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Mi A1.

Xiaomi has committed to delivering the Oreo update to the Mi A1 before the end of the year, and the company is now looking for beta testers to test out the Oreo build before it rolls out to the general public. The requirements are fairly straightforward: you’ll need to submit the IMEI number of your Mi A1, fill out your region, and the duration you’ve used the device.

Xiaomi needs the IMEI numbers as this is how the OTA update will be delivered, and the company states that this information will not be publicly revealed. Interested? You’ll need to download the MIUI Global Forum app from the Play Store, head to the Recruitment tab, fill out the requisite information, and hit Submit. If you already have the app downloaded on your phone, you can directly apply with this link.

If you’re selected, you’ll receive a PM from the moderators. The deadline for the application is 11:59 p.m. (UTC+08:00) December 11, and those selected for the beta test will have to join the Mi A1 discussion group to provide feedback. Hit up the link below for all the details on how to register for the Oreo beta test for the Mi A1.

Register to beta test Oreo for the Mi A1

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