A day before the official launch, images, and specifications of the smartphone – and its bigger sibling, the – have . The image shows both the smartphones next to each other, giving a look at difference in size between the two. The upcoming flagship smartphones have also been spotted on a the AnTuTu benchmark app, revealing specifications such as Snapdragon 835 chipset for the US and Exynos 8895 processor for international markets, 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 64GB internal storage.

A separate Galaxy S8 leak suggests that the smartphone, said to have a 6.2-inch display, will be significantly taller and thinner than its predecessor, Galaxy S7 Edge. We just have to wait one more to day to find out whether the reports so far are bang on with their leaks, or if Samsung has something that tipsters have been unable to leak over the Internet.

While you wait to the biggest launch for the next few months, here are the other important tech news of the day:

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Moto G5 India launch scheduled for April 4
Just weeks after hit the Indian market, is launching the in the country as well. The is scheduled for April 4, and the smartphone will an Amazon-exclusive; its sibling, on the other hand, is exclusively available on Flipkart. The upcoming smartphone has a 5-inch full-HD screen, 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 SoC, up to 128GB microSD card support, 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, 2800mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The smartphone comes in two variants – 16GB storage 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage 3GB RAM. The Moto G5 launch happens to coincide with the smartphone, we also learnt today.

iOS 10.3 update brings cricket scores, Find My AirPods, and more
has for supporting iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, bringing a several new features and updating numerous existing ones. With on board, Siri will be able to show live cricket scores from IPL and ICC matches and give ball-by-ball updates, match schedules, player rosters, and even trivia. For and users, the update also brings the Find My AirPods feature that will help you locate your AirPods in case you lose them nearby. Other iOS 10.3 features include support for scheduling with ride booking apps, daily curated playlists and new music categories in on CarPlay, and support for “parked car” in , among others. Along with iOS 10.3, Apple has also released the , , and updates.

Nokia 8 rumoured to have dual-camera setup, Carl Zeiss lens
The rumoured will have dual-camera setup on the back and Carl Zeiss lens, while the will feature single-camera setup but have the same lens, according to sketches on Chinese social media site Baidu. The current – , , and – have neither of these features. One of the sketches shows that Nokia 8 will be the more premium model of the two. Previous leaks said that the two smartphones are powered by the yet-to-be-released Snapdragon 660 SoC, but not much else is yet known about the duo.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 refurbished units to be sold in certain markets
will make a comeback soon as part of the South Korean company’s efforts to manage its stockpile of the now-defunct smartphone in an “environmentally friendly” manner. The biggest smartphone maker in the world it would sell Galaxy Note 7 “refurbished phones or rental phones,” after consulting with regulators in various markets. The markets and release date for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 refurbished units will be finalised accordingly, the company said in a statement.

Amazon buys Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com
has for an undisclosed amount, saying that this move represents its entry into the Middle East e-commerce market. The deal is expected to close in 2017, an official statement said. The deal comes just a day after Emaar Malls PJSC, operator of Dubai’s biggest mall, in a regulatory filing said that it offered to acquire for $800 million (roughly Rs. 5,207 crores).

COAI wants DoT to check handset quality over call drops
The (COAI) has the (DoT) to create a framework to regulate the quality of mobile devices India in order to tackle . Saying that the role of handsets has not been adequately considered in the issue, COAI has sought an urgent intervention to address “the massive influx of untested and uncertified smartphones (more than 10,000 models in India) due to design variations introduced by the device manufacturers.” The COAI letter also mentions cases of degradation of data in dual-SIM LTE smartphones, specifically regarding “chipset-specific implementation by .”

Truecaller 8 update brings SMS inbox, flash messaging, payments
has update for its Android app that brings a host of new features, such as SMS inbox that allows you to filter spam texts, flash messaging to send pre-defined messages to other Truecaller users, and Google Duo integration for video calls. But the most notable feature is Truecaller Pay, which allows users to send or receive money on your smartphone. Users will be able to transfer money using any UPI ID, or mobile number registered with the BHIM app.

In addition, the , which brings the app’s caller ID function to feature phones (even those without Internet access), was launched today. Callers will be identified from Truecaller’s database, and the information will be sent to customers via a Flash SMS before the call hits their phones.

Moto X 2017 images, specifications leaked
has , with images and specifications surfacing online, but without any mention of its launch plans or price. The leaked Moto X 2017 images show that the smartphone will have a Moto Z-like circular camera design with dual camera setup, while the front camera will be supported by LED flash. The images also suggest that an oval-shaped fingerprint sensor will be in front and the body will be metallic, while the bootloader screen says it will have the Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage.

Elon Musk launches Neuralink to merge AI with human brain
and founder has launched a company called Neuralink Corp, which will attempt to merge artificial intelligence (AI) with human brains. The company will focus on the possibility of implanting tiny electrodes on the brain that may someday allow people to upload or download thoughts, which Musk calls the “neural lace” technology. Neuralink has not been officially launched yet, but it was registered as a medical research company in Calfornia in July 2016.


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