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Huawei P9 Lite goes up for sale via online store

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KATHMANDU — Huawei P9 Lite, a smartphone that is yet to be formally launched by the company, has now been spotted listed on an e-commerce website along with price and specifications.

As listed by Romanian retailer cel.ro, the Huawei P9 Lite double SIM 4G version is available to buy in Gold, White, and Black color variants at RON 1209 (around Rs. 32,320).

According to the website specifications, the smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution IPS display with a pixel density of 424ppi.

The e-commerce listing of the P9 Lite also shows the smartphone to come with a non-removable 3000mAh battery, along with fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C connectivity. Other connectivity options mentioned are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth and GPS.

The Huawei P9 Lite will be running on company’s native HiSilicon Kirin 650 octa-core processor, clubbed with 2GB RAMS. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based handset is also said to house 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB).

The smartphone also has a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Of course, as with all rumors and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the Huawei P9 Lite with a pinch of salt, as the Chinese company has yet to make any announcements about its new P9 variant

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Tourist arrivals jumped 73.5 percent in July

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KATHMANDU — Tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 73.5 percent in the month of July, according to statistics released by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

The NTB said that this increment is because of a sharp increase in the number of travellers from countries like India, China, the US and the UK. The growth in the numbers has also been attributed to Indian pilgrims visiting Mount Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, via Nepal.

The statistics show that Nepal received a whopping 73,285 international tourists in July—a time of the year that is considered to be an off-season for tourists due to the monsoons. With July’s figures, the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in the first seven months (January–July) of 2018 reached 593,299, which is an increase of 18 percent as compared to the same period last year.

Total 18,385 Indian tourists visited Nepal via air transport, which is up 80.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

After India, Nepal received the highest number of visitors from China. The Chinese tourist numbers have more than doubled to 13,123 in the month of July. This is a 125.4 percent growth in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year.

Overall arrivals from SAARC countries registered a growth of 66 percent, in comparison to the same month last year. However, arrivals from Bangladesh declined by nine percent. Arrivals from rest of the Asian countries have also recorded a robust growth of 86.2 percent.

Visitors from Japan and South Korea to Nepal also increased by 36 percent and 21.9 percent respectively.

Likewise, an overall increase of 54.1 percent in July has been recorded from European source markets. However, arrivals from Austria declined by 72.6 percent.

The number of visitors from the US and Canada have also grown by 79.6 percent and 73.3 percent respectively.

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