Asus ZenFone 3S Max India Launch Set for Today

Asus India is all set to launch a new ZenFone 3 variant in the country on Tuesday, the Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL), with a live stream scheduled to begin at 12pm IST. For now, the India price and availability details of the smartphone aren’t known – though we know it’s set to be available via both offline and online retail channels.

Asus ZenFone 3S Max India Launch Set for Today

The Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) sports an aluminium metal body and a fingerprint scanner that’s embedded in the home button at the front. Asus claims that the smartphone can be unlocked in 0.5 seconds and it supports recognition of up to 5 fingers. We spent a brief time with the smartphone, and you can check out our first look below.

The ZenFone 3S Max runs Android 7.0 Nougat based ZenUI 3.0, and offers features such as multi-window mode, ZenMotion Touch Gesture, Bluelight filter, and GameGenie. It bears a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and comes with 2.5D contoured edge.

It is powered by an MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage that’s expandable storage via microSD card (up to 2TB). It features a  13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P Largan lens, and dual-LED real-tone flash.

The rear camera supports several modes including super resolution mode, low-light mode, panoramic mode, backlight HDR mode, and beautification mode. There’s an 8-megapixel front-camera on board as well. The dual-SIM ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) supports reverse charging capability which means it can act as a power bank for other smartphones.

Reliance Jio Says Telcos Not Showing ‘Real Intent’ to Solve Interconnection Issue

Reliance Jio Says Telcos Not Showing 'Real Intent' to Solve Interconnection Issue

  • Airtel said on Wednesday it will slowly deploy more PoI
  • Reliance Jio has accused telcos of not providing sufficient PoIs
  • Reliance Jio held a meeting with Trai regarding it earlier this month

Reliance Jio has again hit out at incumbent telecom operators on the interconnection issue, accusing them of not showing “real intent” to resolve the matter and saying Airtel, Vodafone and Idea provided just 9 new points of interconnection (POIs) in the last 15 days.

Against a requirement of 4,000 to 5,000 POIs per operator, Airtel provided just one additional interconnection pointthis month taking the total number to 651, Reliance Jio said in a statement.

 

Similarly, Vodafone provided 5 new interconnections through September to take the total to 467, while Idea added three more to take its count to 523.

Reliance Jio said its “immediate requirement of operational interconnection capacity estimated based on transparent industry practice is of the order of 4,000-5,000 E1s per operator for the three incumbent operators and it is therefore apparent that at the current rate, the incumbent operators have not demonstrated any real intent to resolve this issue.”

 

“Despite repeated reminders and bilateral meetings with incumbent operators and claims made by them, hardly any new interconnection capacity has been made operational by any of the three incumbent operators, viz. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India or Idea Cellular for Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) in the last 15 days,” it said adding this was resulting in 10 crore call drops per day.

 

Vodafone pronounces unique packs for Haryana

Vodafone these days announced new plans in Haryana referred to as Vodafone ‘U’, which has been designed preserving the desires of younger customers.

below Vodafone U packs, users get a separate night allowance other than free limitless song downloads for 2 months, spare loan 60 MB of 3G statistics for which Rs 20 can be deducted from next recharge. A patron can call 3 of their closet pals at a special fee of 20p/min with 3 pal lifelines.

Speakme on this initiative, Mohit Narru, enterprise head – Haryana, Vodafone India, stated, “we have blended the fine of Vodafone’s worldwide experience with deep understanding of India to resonate FunwithU. Our offer is a package of benefits and a laugh through the sector of net, voice, song plus exciting digital offers and studies. a laugh is always on for the young as their global of hobby, living in their pocket, could be active, 24X7. Vodafone ‘U’, is for that reason designed to facilitate higher, this particular relationship between the teenagers and their cellular in a unbroken and enriching manner. We welcome all clients to be part of a brand new revel in”.

Under Vodafone ‘U’ pay as you go plans provide net, call, and track benefits. For the brand new Vodafone customers, Vodafone U has plans – a Rs 288 plan offers 800 MB of 3G records, two hundred MB of 3G night data, Rs 15 talktime and has validity of 28 days. A Rs ninety two plan gives a hundred MB of 3G facts, 75 MB of 3G night time records, Rs 10 talktime and it has 14 days of validity. each those packs provide 3 pal lifelines at 20 paisa in step with minute, 60 MB of mortgage records, and months of loose Vodafone track subscription.

Current Vodafone customers can select from packs priced at Rs 289 and Rs 177 respectively. The Rs 289 plan offers 800 MB of 3G statistics, 200 MB of 3G night statistics, Rs 15 talktime and has validity of 28 days. The Rs 177 plan offers three hundred MB of statistics, 150 MB of 3G night time statistics, Rs 15 talktime, and has 14 days of validity. It has the identical benefits as what new customers get.