[ How to ?? ] Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Exynos Variant

We’re starting to see more and more people getting their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so for those of you looking for some help in rooting your device, XDA Recognized Developer dr.ketan has made a simple step-by-step guide for you. This guide will walk you through how to gain root access to the device using SuperSU. The developer also promises to provide an EFS backup tool so you can save the important data in this partition.
Once your device is rooted, you open up the device to some interesting modifications such as flashing the popular audio mod called Viper4Android. Of course, there are already a ton of things you can do without root on Samsung devices such as blocking ads and disabling bloatware, but having root access is an added benefit nonetheless.
Check out this guide in Galaxy Note 8 forum

[Phone Launch] Gionee launches its mid-range A1 Lite in India


Gionee has announced the availability of A1 Lite in India. The latest smartphone in the company’s A1 series features a 20 MP selfie camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.
"Keeping up with the growing demand for high quality smartphones with superior photography capabilities, we are thrilled to launch the latest in A1 series – A1 Lite. With the newest in line dual rear camera that delivers professional quality images and videos, and a trendy design, A1 Lite will surely be the next game changer.
– Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India"
In line with the company’s latest fascination with selfies, the A1 Lite features a 20 MP front camera along with a customized selfie flash to spread light onto faces more evenly and softly. Gionee also uses a facial enhancement algorithm that automatically detects a user’s face and applies custom beauty settings.

Gionee A1 Lite Specifications

  • Display: 5.3-inch HD 720p | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753V processor
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
  • Camera: 13 MP rear camera | 20 MP front camera
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 150.5 x 74.4 x 8mm
The phone is available in two color variants – Gold and Black – the Gionee A1 Lite will be available across all retail stores in India at a price of INR 14,999 ($234) starting August 10.

Gionee is also offering 2 years extended warranty on the A1 Lite, and has a couple of partner offers. New or existing Airtel Customers who purchase A1 Lite will get additional 10 GB data per month for 6 months on any data recharge of 1GB and above. Also, every purchase of Gionee A1 Lite will be accompanied with 2 Paytm cashback voice codes for shopping on Paytm Mall.