Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Price in India Cut, Now Available at Rs. 12,999

Asus has slashed the price of the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) by Rs. 2,000, which now makes it available at a price of Rs. 12,999 in India. The new price is effective on both online and offline purchases of the smartphone. Asus says that the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) will be available, as before, via popular e-commerce websites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal as well as retail stores including the company's own exclusive store across India.
To recall, the Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) was made available in India back in December and was launched at Rs. 17,999. The smartphone later received further price cuts bringing down the price to Rs. 14,999.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) (Review) features a large 4100mAh battery, which also helps the smartphone double up as a power bank. Other highlights include hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) support, a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and runs on the company's ZenUI 3.0 skin on top.

It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) d..

Asus has slashed the price of the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) by Rs. 2,000, which now makes it available at a price of Rs. 12,999 in India. The new price is effective on both online and offline purchases of the smartphone. Asus says that the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) will be available, as before, via popular e-commerce websites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal as well as retail stores including the company's own exclusive store across India.

To recall, the Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) was made available in India back in December and was launched at Rs. 17,999. The smartphone later received further price cuts bringing down the price to Rs. 14,999.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) (Review) features a large 4100mAh battery, which also helps the smartphone double up as a power bank. Other highlights include hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) support, a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and runs on the company's ZenUI 3.0 skin on top.

It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash, apart from an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an 84-degree wide-angle lens.

The 32GB of inbuilt storage on the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The smartphone weighs 175 grams, and measures 151.4×76.24×8.3mm. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, and FM radio. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 Rugged 2-in-1 Laptop Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Japanese tech firm Panasonic on Friday launched the Toughbook CF-33 – a rugged detachable laptop – at Rs. 2.7 lakhs in India. To recall, the laptop was first unveiled at MWC 2017 earlier this year.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is touted as the world's first laptop with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (12-inch QHD display, with a 1440×2160 pixels resolution) and is a fully rugged, two-in-1 detachable laptop.
“Panasonic Toughpads enjoy 65 percent market share in India and with the introduction of new products in 'Toughbook' and 'Toughpad' series, we aim to increase our market share to over 70 percent,” said Gunjan Sachdev, Business Head, Toughbook and Toughpad Division, in a statement.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
The Toughbook CF-33 also sports 2-megapixel webcam with stereo microphones and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
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Japanese tech firm Panasonic on Friday launched the Toughbook CF-33 – a rugged detachable laptop – at Rs. 2.7 lakhs in India. To recall, the laptop was first unveiled at MWC 2017 earlier this year.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is touted as the world's first laptop with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (12-inch QHD display, with a 1440×2160 pixels resolution) and is a fully rugged, two-in-1 detachable laptop.

"Panasonic Toughpads enjoy 65 percent market share in India and with the introduction of new products in 'Toughbook' and 'Toughpad' series, we aim to increase our market share to over 70 percent," said Gunjan Sachdev, Business Head, Toughbook and Toughpad Division, in a statement.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

The Toughbook CF-33 also sports 2-megapixel webcam with stereo microphones and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

Connectivity options include USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, microSDXC card slot, and headset ports.

Additional tablet configuration options include second USB 2.0 port, serial and barcode reader, smartcard reader, contactless smart card reader and fingerprint reader.

The keyboard dock has 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, LAN, Serial, HDMI, SD-XC and VGA ports. The Toughbook CF-33 has an IP65-rating for dust and water resistance. The laptop (with detachable keyboard) weighs 2.76kg while just the tablet part weighs 1.53kg. Further, there is an IP55 digitiser pen that provides user with accuracy while writing, working, or giving signatures.

"We at Panasonic are constantly looking to offer products that not only improve the efficiency, but enhance productivity for a number of years," said Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head System and Solution Business, Panasonic India.

The screen of the laptop can be flipped around, detached and re-attached which keeps it functioning in all conditions.

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New Zealand – Fonterra maintains its 2017/18 milk price forecast

The dairy giant keeps its farm gate forecast at NZD 6.75 / kg ms – Forecast for EPS at 45 to 55 cents (NZ) For total farmer payout of NZD 7.20 to 7.30

The dairy giant keeps its farm gate forecast at NZD 6.75 / kg ms – Forecast for EPS at 45 to 55 cents (NZ) For total farmer payout of NZD 7.20 to 7.30

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*Canadian Consumer Price Index Rose 1.4% Year-over-year In August

*Canadian Consumer Price Index Rose 1.4% Year-over-year In August Canadian Consumer Price Index Rose 1.4% Year-over-year In August

*Canadian Consumer Price Index Rose 1.4% Year-over-year In August

*canadian consumer price index rose 1.4% year-over-year in august

Canadian Consumer Price Index Rose 1.4% Year-over-year In August

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Micromax Selfie 3 With 16-Megapixel Front Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

Micromax launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in July this year and not waiting very long, the company has now introduced the sequel – the Selfie 3 in India. The Micromax Selfie 3 has been priced in India at Rs. 11,999 and will be made available in offline stores across the country starting Friday. It will be made available for purchase in Black and Blue colours.
Talking first about the highlight feature, the Micromax Selfie 3 sports a 16-megapixel Samsung sensor, tagged with selfie flash at front for taking selfies. The company says that the incorporation of selfie flash ensures that the users don't get unnatural images that usually come with the regular flash. The company has also added a beauty mode to allow users with more options while clicking images from the front camera. At the rear end, the handset comes with a 13-megapixel Sony sensor.
“The device supports Auto Scene Detection which analyses the type of scene and shooting conditions you're photographing and then automat..

Micromax launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in July this year and not waiting very long, the company has now introduced the sequel – the Selfie 3 in India. The Micromax Selfie 3 has been priced in India at Rs. 11,999 and will be made available in offline stores across the country starting Friday. It will be made available for purchase in Black and Blue colours.

Talking first about the highlight feature, the Micromax Selfie 3 sports a 16-megapixel Samsung sensor, tagged with selfie flash at front for taking selfies. The company says that the incorporation of selfie flash ensures that the users don't get unnatural images that usually come with the regular flash. The company has also added a beauty mode to allow users with more options while clicking images from the front camera. At the rear end, the handset comes with a 13-megapixel Sony sensor.

"The device supports Auto Scene Detection which analyses the type of scene and shooting conditions you're photographing and then automatically provides the users with options to select the best settings. It also has Portrait mode, HDR Mode, Night Mode that will make your each photo perfect in any mode," the company said in its release.

Moving on to the other specifications, the Micromax Selfie 3 runs Android Nougat out of the box and packs a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Micromax Selfie 3 comes with 32GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card. The connectivity options offered by the handset include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.2. The Micromax Selfie 3 houses a 3000mAh battery

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Vivo X20, X20 Plus With Full View Display, Dual Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo on Thursday finally launched its X20 and X20 Plus smartphones in China and it seems like the new handsets from the manufacturer carry some of the most in-demand features in the market. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones feature Full View displays with taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 and dual camera setup at the back. The notable difference between the two variants is in the screen size and the battery capacity. The Vivo X20 has been priced by the company at CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 29,600) while the X20 Plus comes with a price tag of CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 34,500). Both the smartphones will be up for pre-orders starting Monday, September 25 and can be purchased from September 30.
If we talk about the highlight features first, the rear dual camera setup on both X20 and X20 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. At front, the handsets sport 12-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 for taking selfies. The new Vivo handsets..

Vivo on Thursday finally launched its X20 and X20 Plus smartphones in China and it seems like the new handsets from the manufacturer carry some of the most in-demand features in the market. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones feature Full View displays with taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 and dual camera setup at the back. The notable difference between the two variants is in the screen size and the battery capacity. The Vivo X20 has been priced by the company at CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 29,600) while the X20 Plus comes with a price tag of CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 34,500). Both the smartphones will be up for pre-orders starting Monday, September 25 and can be purchased from September 30.

If we talk about the highlight features first, the rear dual camera setup on both X20 and X20 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. At front, the handsets sport 12-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 for taking selfies. The new Vivo handsets come with the company's Full View Super AMOLED displays with full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution and taller-than-usual aspect ratio but the display size on the X20 is 6.01-inch and 6.43-inch on the X20 Plus. The X20 houses a 3245mAh battery while the Plus variant comes with a larger 3905mAh battery.

Moving on to the other specifications, the Vivo X20 and X20 Plus are dual-SIM smartphones that run FunTouch OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Both the handsets are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC (with four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and the other four clocked at 1.8GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM. The new Vivo smartphones come with 64GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 256GB.

In terms of dimensions, the X20 measures 155.85×75.15×7.2mm while the X20 Plus measures 165.32×80.09×7.45mm. The former handset weighs 159 grams while the latter weighs 181.5 grams. The connectivity options offered by the Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones include 4G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, OTG, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS among others. Both the handsets come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus have been launched in Matte Black, Gold, and Rose Gold colours.

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Vivo X20, X20 Plus With Full View Display. Dual Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo on Thursday finally launched its X20 and X20 Plus smartphones in China and it seems like the new handsets from the manufacturer carry some of the most in-demand features in the market. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones feature Full View displays with taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 and dual camera setup at the back. The notable difference between the two variants is in the screen size and the battery capacity. The Vivo X20 has been priced by the company at CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 29,600) while the X20 Plus comes with a price tag of CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 34,500). Both the smartphones will be up for pre-orders starting Monday, September 25 and can be purchased from September 30.
If we talk about the highlight features first, the rear dual camera setup on both X20 and X20 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. At front, the handsets sport 12-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 for taking selfies. The new Vivo handsets..

Vivo on Thursday finally launched its X20 and X20 Plus smartphones in China and it seems like the new handsets from the manufacturer carry some of the most in-demand features in the market. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones feature Full View displays with taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 and dual camera setup at the back. The notable difference between the two variants is in the screen size and the battery capacity. The Vivo X20 has been priced by the company at CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 29,600) while the X20 Plus comes with a price tag of CNY 3,498 (roughly Rs. 34,500). Both the smartphones will be up for pre-orders starting Monday, September 25 and can be purchased from September 30.

If we talk about the highlight features first, the rear dual camera setup on both X20 and X20 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. At front, the handsets sport 12-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 for taking selfies. The new Vivo handsets come with the company's Full View Super AMOLED displays with full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution and taller-than-usual aspect ratio but the display size on the X20 is 6.01-inch and 6.43-inch on the X20 Plus. The X20 houses a 3245mAh battery while the Plus variant comes with a larger 3905mAh battery.

Moving on to the other specifications, the Vivo X20 and X20 Plus are dual-SIM smartphones that run FunTouch OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Both the handsets are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC (with four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and the other four clocked at 1.8GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM. The new Vivo smartphones come with 64GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 256GB.

In terms of dimensions, the X20 measures 155.85×75.15×7.2mm while the X20 Plus measures 165.32×80.09×7.45mm. The former handset weighs 159 grams while the latter weighs 181.5 grams. The connectivity options offered by the Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphones include 4G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, OTG, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS among others. Both the handsets come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The Vivo X20 and X20 Plus have been launched in Matte Black, Gold, and Rose Gold colours.

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Dollar Off Early Highs Ahead Of U.S. House Price Index

Dollar Off Early Highs Ahead Of U.S. House Price Index The Federal Housing Finance Agency's House Price Index for July is expected at 9.00 am ET Thursday. The forecasters are looking for growth of 0.4 percent, while it grew 0.1 percent in the previous month
Ahead of the data, the greenback came off from its early highs against its major rivals.
The greenback was worth 112.39 against the yen, 0.9716 against the franc, 1.3504 against the pound and 1.1915 against the euro as of 8:55 am ET.

Dollar Off Early Highs Ahead Of U.S. House Price Index

dollar off early highs ahead of u.s. house price index

The Federal Housing Finance Agency's House Price Index for July is expected at 9.00 am ET Thursday. The forecasters are looking for growth of 0.4 percent, while it grew 0.1 percent in the previous month

Ahead of the data, the greenback came off from its early highs against its major rivals.

The greenback was worth 112.39 against the yen, 0.9716 against the franc, 1.3504 against the pound and 1.1915 against the euro as of 8:55 am ET.

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FHA July US house price index +0.2% vs +0.4% expected

July FHA house price index – Prior was +0.1% – Prior was +6.3% y/y Housing is steady and strong. There has been some recent hiccups but prices are buoyant. Expect hurricanes to skew the data in Aug-Sept and maybe beyond.

July FHA house price index – Prior was +0.1% – Prior was +6.3% y/y Housing is steady and strong. There has been some recent hiccups but prices are buoyant. Expect hurricanes to skew the data in Aug-Sept and maybe beyond.

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