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Budget smartphones: What do you get for £100?

Budget smartphones: What do you get for £100?

Technology
The price of premium smartphones is ever-increasing with the latest folding Samsung device costing about £1,800.To find out what was available at the lower end of the market, BBC Click's Chris Fox went hands-on with eight new smartphones priced from about £70 to £379.The performance, cameras and features were all put to the test to see how they fared.Chris tested the Nokia 1.3, Alcatel 1S, Nokia 5.3, Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC, TCL 10L, Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G and the OnePlus Nord..css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}See more at .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{font-weight:bolder;border-bottom:1px solid #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-...
Oaktree emerges highest bidder for DHFL; Kapil Wadhawan offers fresh proposal to repay 100% within 8 yrs

Oaktree emerges highest bidder for DHFL; Kapil Wadhawan offers fresh proposal to repay 100% within 8 yrs

Finance
US-based Oaktree on Monday pipped Piramal Enterprises and Adani Group to emerge as the highest bidder for DHFL after fresh bids were invited under the insolvency process, according to sources. The committee of creditors had fixed December 14 as the last for submission of revised bids. According to the sources, Oaktree raised the bid to Rs 36,646 crore, including Rs 1,000 crore for insurance and Rs 3,000 crore of interest earned, while Piramal Enterprises offered Rs 35,550 crore, including Rs 300 for insurance and Rs 3,000 of interest earned.Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds: Patrick Bamford hat-trick ends hosts’ 100% start

Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds: Patrick Bamford hat-trick ends hosts’ 100% start

Sports
Leeds United ended Aston Villa's 100% winning start and ruined their chance of going top of the Premier League thanks to a brilliant Patrick Bamford hat-trick.Villa came into Friday's game having won their first four games of a league campaign for the first time since 1930-31, but three expert finishes from the Leeds striker prevented the hosts making it a club record five victories on the spin to open their season.The result, which lifts Leeds to third, was reward for a relentlessly positive performance from an injury-hit visiting side that should probably have yielded more goals.In the first-half, Bamford missed with a header and then side-footed wide after being found by Jack Harrison's low cross at the end of swift counter-attacking move.Leeds' record signing Rodrigo was also guilty of...
Peter Thiel-backed digital bank N26 raises another $100 million, bracing for coronavirus uncertainty

Peter Thiel-backed digital bank N26 raises another $100 million, bracing for coronavirus uncertainty

Finance
N26's logo seen displayed on a smartphone.Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty ImagesGerman digital bank N26 has raised an additional $ 100 million in funding, as it braces for economic uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic.The investment, backed by existing investors such as Chinese tech giant Tencent and Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, is an extension to the company's Series D investment round announced early last year. It brings the total raised in that round to $ 570 million, while the company has now raised $ 770 million to date.N26 already topped up its Series D round with another $ 170 million in July. The startup's valuation remains unchanged at $ 3.5 billion despite the injection of new capital, but co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf still believes it w...
Sunak unveils 100% state-backed loans for small firms

Sunak unveils 100% state-backed loans for small firms

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Small firms are to get access to 100% taxpayer-backed loans after they raised concerns about slow access to existing coronavirus rescue schemes.Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons the scheme would start next week, offering firms loans up to £50,000 within days of applying.It aims to unlock a backlog of credit checks by banks amid fears many small firms could fold before getting loans.The scheme requires filling in a two-page self-certification form online.The loan terms mean that no capital or interest repayments will be due for one year. Instead, the government will pay the interest for the first 12 months.Banks have come under fire for delays in handing out loans, but have blamed the ...