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Next-Gen Nubia Red Magic 6 Gaming Smartphone to Launch on March 4, Company Reveals

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Nubia Red Magic 6 (Image: Weibo)

Nubia Red Magic 6 (Image: Weibo)

The promotional poster of Nubia Red Magic 6 includes four icons below a racing car, which likely depict an HRR screen, fast charging, better touch response, and a cooling fan for sustained performance.

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  • Last Updated: February 21, 2021, 10:49 IST
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Nubia is gearing up to launch its next-generation flagship gaming smartphone, Red Magic 6 on March 4, the company confirmed on Weibo. The launch event will take place in China at 7 PM CST Asia (4:30 PM IST). Notably, the company VP Ni Fei has shared a poster on the Chinese micro-blogging platform where it notes that the next-generation Nubia Red Magic 6 would come with the four fast-technologies (machine translated from Chinese). The promotional poster includes four icons below a racing car, which likely depict an HRR screen, fast charging, better touch response, and a cooling fan for sustained performance. Recently, rival Asus confirmed the launch of the latest gaming smartphone Asus ROG Phone 5 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC on March 10.

Nubia had also previously revealed that the Red Magic 6 gaming device would pack the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. The company had also teased a new cooling tech earlier this month without sharing exact technical specifications. The smartphone is tipped to feature a 4,500mAh battery along with 66W fast charging technology. The Chinese tech company is also reportedly working on the Red Magic 6 Pro that is said to charge at up to 120W.

Overall, the next-generation Red Magic 6 will likely to include an upgrade to the Red Magic 5G that debuted in March this year. To recall, 6.65-inch Full-HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 4,500mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel front camera. Its triple rear camera setup includes a 64-megapixel primary camera. The phone did not debut in India, so the availability details of the generation Red Magic 6 for the Indian market remains uncertain.

As mentioned, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has also announced the launch date for its next gaming phone, the Asus ROG Phone 5 as well. The Asus ROG Phone 5 will be the successor of the ROG Phone 3, and will be unveiled on March 10. Asus is skipping the “Asus ROG Phone 4” name for its gaming smartphone because the Chinese pronunciation of 4 in Chinese is similar to the word “death”. Perhpas that’s why Nubia also skipped Red Magic 4 moniker and went with Nubia Red Magic 5G after Nubia Red Magic 3.



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Truecaller’s Guardians Could Just Be The App Your Family Needs, Particularly When They Travel

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You may already be using Truecaller, the incredibly popular app for detecting and blocking spam calls and managing messages on smartphones on your Android phone or Apple iPhone. The makers of the Truecaller app are now rolling out a new app call Guardians, which is designed as a personal safety app that lets you share your live location with guardian contacts and request for help in case you need it. The idea behind this app is to share your live location when you may be out and about and traveling alone, with select contacts called guardians, something that makes a lot of sense in these times when women’s safety in particular remains a big concern. The Guardians app is free to download and use and will be available for Android phones as well as the Apple iPhone.

The way the Guardians app works is that you can add friends and family as Guardians on the app—they will get a notification to accept your request. You can then choose to share your live location with them for a particular trip (this is called Watch Over Me) or permanently share your location with them (this feature is called Forever Share). The Guardians app will have an “I Need Help” button which will send emergency notifications and location data to the contacts you have selected as guardians. The guardian contacts will get your phone status data as well, such as battery strength and phone profile status, to give you a better understanding of the emergency situation.

The Guardians app by Truecaller is a standalone app that can be used by anyone, and isn’t an integrated part of another app, such as the Uber cab booking app, for example. This means you can share your location data with your parents if you are taking a late-night cab back from work, have your friends track you as you head home using public transport after a movie or even allow family members to track elders who may be traveling at the time.

Truecaller insists that privacy very much remains the foundation that Guardians is built on. The company confirms that neither they can, nor can anyone else, see the data. The live location data is shared with encryption between the person sharing the location data and the person receiving the location data. The company also insists that no data will also be shared with any third parties. Since your location data isn’t shared on any servers anywhere, there is no option to revisit a previous journey at a later date.

There is also a volunteer guardian option in case you call for help and your guardian contacts aren’t nearby or are some distance away. The developers say that the app will then search for those who have signed up as volunteers on the Guardian app and ping them requesting for help. However, questions remain about the volunteer backgrounds and how these checks may be done for all volunteers who sign up on the app, though the developers insist there are multiple checks already in place and more can be put in place if there is a need for it. At this time, the Guardians app is still not available on the Apple App Store for the iPhone, and we have not been able to check the process of signing up as a volunteer and the verifications that it may entail.

The Guardians app by Truecaller rolls out today on the Google Play Store for Android phones and will be available from tomorrow on the Apple App Store for iPhone users.



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