Moto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storage

first_imgMoto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storageThe G7 Power will be available for purchase for Rs 13,990. India will only get the Ceramic Black variant along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 16:29 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 Power sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution.The G7 Power will run on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences out-of-the-box.The Moto G7 Power grabs highlights with its 5000mAh battery.After being in the rumour mill for a while, Motorola India has finally made the G7 Power official. The handset goes on sale in India for Rs 13,990 and comes only in the Ceramic Black variant. The Indian variant also gets more RAM and storage than the international variant – 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The G7 Power will be available for purchase via offline retail channels as well as Flipkart.The Moto G7 Power is meant for those who value longer battery life over everything else. The phone sports a 5000mAh battery and comes equipped with a 15W TurboPower fast charging. The handset also features a modern 6.2-inch display with a notch on the top. And yes, there’s a fingerprint sensor sitting on the Moto logo.Moto G7 Power specificationsThe Moto G7 Power sports a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution with a notch on top. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera and is powered by a Snapdragon 632 chipset. The Indian variant gets 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. As with previous Moto G series phones, the G7 Power will come with a nearly stock Android interface. The G7 Power will run on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences out-of-the-box.The Moto G7 Power grabs highlights with its 5000mAh battery. Motorola claims that the G7 Power will be able to deliver up to 60 hours of endurance at a time. Also, the G7 Power gets the 15W TurboPower fast charging as standard. Motorola claims that one can charge the battery for 9 hours of usage within 15 minutes.advertisementMoto G7 Power price and availabilityThe Moto G7 Power will go on sale in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The handset will only sell in one variant in India with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Indian variant will only sell in the Ceramic Black variant.Moto G7 Power competitorsThe Moto G7 Power will compete with the likes of Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 also offers a big 5000mAh battery but comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset with at least 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Samsung’s Galaxy M20 also comes with an equally big 5000mAh battery and offers a more desirable waterdrop notch display and a dual camera setup. From Motorola’s own stable, the Moto One Power also offers a 5000mAh battery but is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset and gets the Android One treatment with the latest updates before any other device.ALSO READ | Moto G7 Power to go on sale from today: Price, Specifications and everything else you need to knowALSO READ | Exclusive: Moto G7 Power will sell at a market price of Rs 13,999 in IndiaALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play unveiled, to start from Rs 19,000 approximatelyGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow MotoFollow Lenovolast_img read more

American Airlines suspends service to Venezuela indefinitely

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is indefinitely suspending flights to Venezuela as political turmoil and unrest continues to grip the country.Airline spokeswoman Martha Pantin said Thursday that the airline will try to resume service when conditions are right but has no timetable for doing so.On March 15, American announced it was suspending its two daily flights from Miami to Caracas and one from Miami to Maracaibo through April 1. The airline acted after its pilots’ union told members not to operate flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns.American was the last U.S. airline flying to Venezuela.The United States was the first nation to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, heightening tension with the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. diplomats left the country this month.The Associated Press read more

Ottawa sitting on 730million stockpile of uncashed tax refunds and other government

MONTREAL — Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada.Many Canadians eagerly await their pension, employment insurance and child-tax benefits, but the department says that 3.2 million cheques issued over the past five years have never been cashed for a variety of reasons such as cheques being lost, not delivered or recipients moving without registering a new address.The largest amount held is $149 million in tax refunds owed to 338,000 recipients.There are also more than 1.5 million cheques, worth a total of $420 million, that have remained unclaimed issued under various programs, including $40.1 million in Ontario Trillium Benefit/Ontario Sales Tax credits and $32 million in British Columbia Low Income Climate Action Tax credits. The Receiver General for Canada issues payments for almost 30 programs on behalf of all provincial governments except Manitoba.Other outstanding payments include:— $41 million for the Canada Pension Plan program. — $5.1 million for Employment Insurance. — $92.6 million in GST/HST credits to nearly one million recipients. — $22.6 million in Canada Child Tax Benefits.Ottawa isn’t alone. Ontario’s ministries of finance and health and long-term care, for example, have a $67 million reserve of outstanding cheques.The federal stash of uncashed cheques, which never expire, is in addition to nearly $1 billion worth of dormant bank accounts and Canada savings and pension bonds being held by the Bank of Canada.But unlike the central bank’s unclaimed property, taxpayers can’t type their name into a website to discover whether they are eligible for a claim.Consumer advocates are pushing legislation from the Ottawa and the provincial governments that would make it easier to claim their property, an improvement over a process that requires Canadians to call each department responsible for issuing the cheque to begin the hunt for their money.“It’s not rocket science,” said Brenda Potter Phelan, an accountant who runs the website and blog Legacy Tracker. “This is 2014. My goodness, why are we not using technology?”Public Works said each federal department receives a semi-annual outstanding payment report, related to their programs, for follow up with payment recipients “as required.” Efforts are made to contact the recipient of uncashed cheques to confirm their address or banking information, he said.Marcel Poulin, spokesman for Public Works Minister Diane Finley, said the minister has instructed officials to “examine options to help Canadians receive the payments the Government of Canada owes them.”Darren Jack, chairman of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, a non-profit group that educates holders of unclaimed property and companies that provide services finding assets, said Ms Finley’s response is encouraging.“I’d like to see something implemented fairly quickly and also very transparently so it’s easy to use,” said Jack, who is also the managing Director at Impact 360 Degrees Inc., an Ontario based company that helps find missing assets.The degree of government openness varies across North America. Some state governments in the U.S. go to the extent of attending county fairs armed with names of people who haven’t claimed their property.Canada lags other developed countries, but Jack hopes Ottawa and the provinces will move to help Canadians gain access to billions of dollars worth of assets. Currently, only Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia have unclaimed property legislation and online searches.Jack said the five-year figures provided by Public Works Canada suggests that the total amount of money being held by the federal government is likely worth about $2 billion.“The perception is some governments take that as basically another tax grab when they aren’t really proactively putting systems in place for people to find and recover their money.”Even if a online database is created, experience in other jurisdictions suggests that less than half the money will ever be claimed, he said. That’s because the unclaimed property often belongs to people who have died, involves small individual amounts or records are incomplete.The government is encouraging Canadians to register for direct deposits at www.directdeposit.gc.ca so payments are automatically transferred to the recipient’s bank account and it plans to phase out issuing cheques, including all pension payments, by April 2016.That should help to reduce the number of future uncashed cheques but won’t clear up the backlog, both experts said. read more