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Poco will be launching the Poco F4 5G and the Poco X4 GT today at 5:30 PM IST. While the main highlight of the event has to be the launch of the Poco F4 5G, people are also excited about the launch of the X4 GT. Although there hasn’t been any confirmation regarding its specs and prices as of yet, they have already been leaked online, and on paper, the X4 GT seems to be a power-packed package.

We take a look at a few details around the launch and the specs of the upcoming Poco devices.

Poco F4 5G and X4 GT launch: Where and how to watch
Poco will be live streaming the virtual launch event on YouTube and across its social media platforms at 5:30 PM IST, today, i.e. on 23 June. Users can also navigate to the launch event through Poco’s official website.

Poco F4 5G and X4 GT launch: Pricing and availability
The Poco F4’s base model, the variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is expected to be priced around Rs 28,000. The highest variant, the one with  12GB RAM + 256GB storage, will be priced at around Rs 34000. There is also a mid-level variant, with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage that will be priced around Rs 30,000. Users can expect some hefty introductory offers that will drive all these prices down, quite significantly. 

As for the X4 GT, the top variant 8GB RAM +256GB storage will be priced around Rs 33,000, with the lower variant with 128GB storage will be priced under Rs 30,000.

According to the company, Poco F4 5G will be available for sale from June 27, whereas the Poco X4 GT will go on sale from July 4. The X4 GT will be first available in Europe and will come to India later.

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Poco F4 5G and X4 GT launch: Specifications
The Poco F4 5G features a 6.67-inch OLED E4 display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 1,300 nits of peak brightness. It could also feature some form of water splash resistance. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

It comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB256 GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. It will run Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.

On the front, it has a 20MP selfie camera with Full HD video recording. The rear-facing camera setup of the POCO F4 5G includes a 64MP primary camera with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The rear-facing primary camera can record 4K 30fps videos.

It has a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Connectivity features include a dual-SIM card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also has a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos.

The X4 GT on the other hand is rumoured to have a 6.6-inch full-HD+ LCD display with 144Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision. The smartphone will be equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone is said to come with LiquidCool 3.0 Technology.

For photography, there is a triple rear camera setup on the Poco X4 GT just like the Poco F4 5G, albeit with some minor differences. It has a 64MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.89 lens along with an 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 lens with 120 degree field-of-view, and a 2MP sensor with f/1.75 aperture lens for macro shots. On the front we find a 20MP sensor with an f/2.45 aperture lens.

Connectivity options are said to include dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Bluetooth v5.3, and USB Type-C port. The phone will pack a 5,080mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dolby Audio stereo speakers, and AI face unlock.

 


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Toyota issued two voluntary recalls for the Tundra pickup and BZ4X EV, affecting more than 46,000 cars in the US.

Why it matters

Toyota urged BZ4X owners to not drive their cars until recall work is completed.

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The repair work will be completed free of charge, and owners will be notified in July.

Toyota announced a pair of voluntary safety recalls this week affecting two of its newest products. The 2022 Tundra pickup and 2023 BZ4X electric SUV are the subjects of two separate recalls that cover more than 46,000 vehicles in the US.

The Tundra recall concerns rear axle nuts that can loosen over time and potentially fall off. “If complete separation occurs, this can affect vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash,” Toyota said in a statement. Owners of the defective trucks will be notified by the end of July, and Toyota says approximately 46,000 Tundras are affected.

The BZ4X recall is significantly smaller; Toyota says roughly 260 vehicles are involved. This one is far more serious, however. “After low-mileage use, all of the hub bolts on the wheel can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle,” Toyota said. It’s pretty obvious why this is not good.

In fact, Toyota says the affected BZ4X SUVs should not be driven until a fix is performed. However, “no remedy is available at this time,” Toyota said. “Until the remedy is available, any authorized Toyota dealer will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner vehicle free of charge to the owner.”

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This recall also applies to the BZ4X’s kissin’ cousin, the Subaru Solterra. According to Reuters, about 2,600 Solterras are affected globally, though a US spokesperson said none of the EVs have been delivered to customers.

To check if your car is affected by this or any other recall, visit CNET’s how-to guide.

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Verifying a user’s age is one of the biggest challenges that social media platforms face today. To counter that, Meta-owned Instagram is now testing a number of new methods for age verification, including having the user upload a video selfie and then letting their own piece of AI software judge their age.

At present, some users when they update their date of birth on the platform to reflect that they are over 18, are required to show upload an ID. Because Instagram has encountered several cases where teenagers have used fake IDs, they had to come up with a new way to verify their age. Instagram also had to face concerned parents and patrons over the fact that people had to upload IDs, given Meta’s coloured history with collecting a user’s data.

While the ID-based system will stay on for the time being, Instagram is developing a number of other ways to verify the age of a user. In a test run, they are asking users to get three mutual friends who can verify their age. They are calling this “social vouching,” although clearly, there is a lot of potential for abuse here.

The most interesting way that they are going about this age verification business is by using AI. Instagram is asking some users to shoot a selfie video and submit it for verification. An AI bot will then study the footage and check for a number of parameters, and then “judge” whether one is indeed over the age of 18 years.

Instagram is using the services of an online verification company called Yoti, a company that uses AI to verify the user’s age.

Instagram will now test age verification via video selfies, Artificial Intelligence and social vouching

Instagram says that Yoti trains its AI on “anonymous images of diverse people from around the world who have transparently allowed Yoti to use their data and who can ask Yoti to delete their data at any time.” And for people under the age of 13, Yoti collected data with parents or guardians giving explicit consent.

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Instagram says that once you upload a video selfie and Yoti uses it to confirm your age, the image isn’t used for anything else, and is deleted after your age has been confirmed. However, given Instagram’s parent company Meta’s history of misusing user data, one should be cautious to take this approach.


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