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Samsung Galaxy A70 launched in India with 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 675: Price in India, release date

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A70 launched in India with 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 675: Price in India, release dateSamsung has launched its latest Galaxy A device in India. The Galaxy A70 brings a tall Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon chipset and a large battery, along with 25W fast charging support and Samsung Pay. Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 09:33 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A70 price in India has been set at Rs 28,990.The Galaxy A70 sports a large 6.7-inch AMOLED display, supports 25W fast charging and Samsung Pay.The device will go on sale starting May 1 via offline retailers and Flipkart.The Galaxy A70 has been launched in India and is the latest addition to the ever-growing Galaxy A-series. The mid-range smartphone has been official for a few weeks and was recently announced at Samsung’s “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok. It touts a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 675 chipset and a large 4,500mAh battery, among other things.Samsung has so far launched the Galaxy A50 (Review), Galaxy A30 (Review), Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10 in India that are priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. With the Galaxy A70, Samsung has launched its first sub-Rs 30,000 phone in the country this year as it aims to deliver a premium, high-end experience. The company has also confirmed that the Galaxy A80 will launch in India in May.Galaxy A70 price in India and release dateThe Galaxy A70 price in India has been set at Rs 28,990. The phone will be up for pre-orders between April 20 to April 30. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy A70 will receive a Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headphones worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999.Samsung’s latest Galaxy A device will go on sale starting May 1 in White, Blue and Black prism colours. The Galaxy A70 will be available across retail stores, Samsung e-Shop and Samsung Opera House. It will also be available online via Flipkart.Galaxy A70 specificationsThe Galaxy A70 is one of the biggest Galaxy A phones launched till date with a large 6.7-inch display. Samsung is using an Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a a FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution. It supports Widevine L1 certification and the phone is also equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound support for headphones.advertisement The Galaxy A70 sports a 3D glasstic design on the back that will come in three colours – white, blue and black. The colours offer a prism effect as well, which is similar to the Galaxy A50. The phone also supports optical in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock.Powering the Galaxy A70 is an octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. The handset ships with One UI based on Android Pie, which means you can expect a redesigned interface for easier one-handed use and Night Mode, among other things.The triple camera setup on the Galaxy A70 includes a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. The camera also supports super slo-mo video recording and Scene Optimiser. Up front, the Galaxy A70 sports a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.Notably, the Galaxy A70 houses a large 4,500mAh battery and it is the first Samsung phone in India to support 25W fast charging over USB Type-C. The handset also comes with Samsung Pay secured by Knox.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 quick review: Has the goods to make it a winner in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A70last_img read more

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Darfur UNAfrican Union peacekeeping force extended as tensions rise

The Security Council today voted to extend by another year the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, where violence once again rocked a large camp for people uprooted by the conflict in the war-ravaged Sudanese region. In its unanimously adopted resolution, the Council strongly condemned all attacks on the mission, known as UNAMID, calling any attack or threat “unacceptable.” In the past week alone, a group of blue helmets was ambushed in western Darfur, while in the region’s south, the pilot of a UNAMID helicopter was found safe yesterday after having been held for three days by local combatants. The Council today said that it “demands that there be no recurrence of such attacks,” underscoring the importance of bolstering the security of UNAMID personnel and to end impunity for those who attack peacekeepers. The 15-member body also called for all parties to the Darfur conflict to put an immediate end to violence, as well as all attacks on civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarian workers. Some 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed and another 2.7 million others displaced from their homes since fighting erupted in Darfur, an arid region on Sudan’s western flank, in 2003. Government forces, allied Janjaweed militiamen and rebel groups have all been accused of grave human rights violations. Today’s resolution stressed that “there can be no military solution to the conflict in Darfur and that an inclusive political settlement and the successful deployment of UNAMID are essential to re-establishing peace.” The mission today reported that more than 7,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have gathered around UNAMID’s community policing centre (CPC) outside the Kalma camp in southern Darfur after deadly violence yesterday. Tensions have been rising at Kalma following the end of the latest round of peace talks in Doha, Qatar, with some groups contending they were unrepresented. Those tensions boiled over yesterday when hundreds of IDPs – some in support of the Doha process, some in opposition – took to Kalma’s streets. Many protesters were armed with sticks and machetes, and sporadic shooting was heard throughout the camp, UNAMID reported, adding that several deaths were recorded. The mission has enhanced its security measures to ensure the safety of those gathered around the CPC, and is also working with local aid groups to provide medical assistance to those in need, including several women who had given birth. Within the camp, UNAMID’s formed police units (FPUs) – comprising police officers trained in dealing with high-risk operations – are carrying out round-the-clock patrols, while the mission’s civilian staff are mediating talks among community leaders. “Violence will only add to the people’s suffering,” said Mohammed Yonis, Deputy Joint Special Representative for UNAMID. “It is only through working together and talking to each other that we will bring peace to this land.” In a statement issued by his spokesperson yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on “all concerned to address their differences through political dialogue and to refrain from any action that could incite violence.” Later today, the Council issued a press statement in which members voiced serious concern about the casualties in Kalma camp and the recent attacks against peacekeepers, and urged all sides to resolve the conflict peacefully. 30 July 2010The Security Council today voted to extend by another year the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, where violence once again rocked a large camp for people uprooted by the conflict in the war-ravaged Sudanese region. read more