Infinix is set to launch a new smartphone in India on August 23

first_imgInfinix recently launched an entry-level smartphone called the Smart 2 in India. Looks like, the company is no mood to stop just there. Infinix is now sending out a media invite to launch a new smartphone in the country on August 23. There’s, however, no word on the name of the upcoming Infinix phone or even its features or specifications. The image attached to the invite, however, hints at a tall display.According to the image, the upcoming Infinix smartphone is seen towering above tall buildings in the background in a night skyline. This suggests that the new Infinix phone will come with a big display. Alongside the August 23 launch date, the Infinix media invite is asking to “save the date” followed by the hashtag #beyondthebest.Now that 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio has become the new common, we can expect the upcoming Infinix phone to either sport the same specs or even more. The image which shows the silhouette of the phone hints that the upcoming Infinix handset will come with minimal bezels. The image further reveals that the upcoming Infinix phone will not sport a notch on top of the display. The top bezel looks thicker than the side ones.Infinix recently launched the Smart 2 which is an entry-level phone and is looking to compete with Redmi 5A. The Infinx Smart 2 comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ LCD display with 720 x1440p resolution, aspect ratio 18:9 and an 83 per cent screen-to-body ratio. On the hardware front, the Infinix Smart 2 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. The smartphone comes in two variants – the base model with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage which costs Rs 5,999, while the top-end model with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version sells for Rs 6,999.advertisementALSO READ: HMD Global set to launch most awaited phone on Aug 21 as Flipkart-exclusive, Nokia 6.1 Plus expectedOn the camera front, the Infinix Smart 2 comes with a 13-megapixel sensor coupled with a f/2.0 aperture on the rear panel. On the front, the smartphone includes an 8-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. On the software front, the Infinix Smart 2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom user interface called XOS 3.3.0 out-of-the-box. The phone is backed by a 3050mAh battery, which, according to Infinix, delivers 21 hours of 4G talk time, 81 hours of music playback time, and 21 days of standby time.last_img read more

Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment

first_imgLubumbashi: A freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, killing illegal passengers who were riding on it, in the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation, officials said. But in a chaotic situation, estimates of the death toll varied widely, from 10 to a hundred. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3am (0100 GMT) in Tanganyika (province) near Mayibaridi. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured,” the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn contrast, the provincial governor, Zoe Kabila, who is the brother of former president Joseph Kabila, issued a tweet that said, “Correction… provisional toll 10 dead, 30 injured and three railcars overturned.” But witnesses at the scene and local media feared a hundred people could have been killed. Victor Umba, the union head of the national rail company SNCC, said the freight train was travelling from the town of Nyunzu to the town of Niemba when two railcars fell on their sides, crushing many people underneath. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Those who died in this derailment were stowaways. It is impossible for the SNCC to provide any kind of toll,” Umba told AFP. He added that the SNCC’s chief was in the provincial capital of Kalemie trying to find a way to raise the carriages. “It seems that many stowaways are trapped under the derailed carriages”. Railways in the DRC have a poor record for safety, hampered by derelict tracks and decrepit locomotives, many of them dating from the 1960s. In March, at least 24 people were killed and 31 were injured Sunday when a freight train carrying illegal passengers crashed in the central region of Kasai. In November last year, 10 stowaways were killed and 24 injured near the eastern town of Samba when the brakes failed on a freight train.last_img read more

With some Alberta PetroCanada stations empty Suncor monitors situation in Saskatchewan Manitoba

first_imgAs yellow tape surrounds the pumps at multiple Calgary and Edmonton Petro-Canada gas stations, Suncor is also tracking the situation across the Prairies.“We are monitoring Manitoba and Saskatchewan,” Suncor spokesperson Nicole Fisher said. “But right now, the sites are just Alberta.”The cause for the fuel shortage stems from seasonal maintenance, and Fisher said while they do plan to have supply on hand, in this case, there’s a reduced inventory level.“I don’t have a timeline,” she said about when the stations could come back online. “Just doing everything we can to source additional supplies as soon as possible.”Senior Petroleum Analyst with Dan McTeague said the maintenance is at a major Suncor facility in Edmonton.“I would expect Petro-Can’s situation, although it is noticeable, may very well come back into align by this time next week,” he said. “I suspect it may be very close to completing their work.”It isn’t exactly clear how many stations are shut down, but as of Thursday afternoon, some closed stations in Calgary include the ones in Bridgeland, Brentwood, Crescent Heights and Sundance.McTeague suspects some hiked prices coming soon.“Don’t hesitate, if you can see gasoline under $1.29 take it up,” he said.last_img read more