Technology News Today, 14 July 2020 Highlights: Realme C11 launch, Poco M2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A3, PUBG Mobile, Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor, LG Aristo 5, OnePlus Buds, Oppo 120W fast charging
Today Technology NewsHighlights: Realme C11 launch, Poco M2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A3, PUBG Mobile, Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor, LG Aristo 5, OnePlus Buds, Oppo 120W fast charging
OnePlus TV users now have access to premium documentary films with DocuBay
OnePlus has announced a new partnership with DocuBay to bring premium documentary films on OnePlus TVs. DocuBay is a premium membership streaming service from the IN10 Media Network.
Under this collaboration with DocuBay, OnePlus TV users can now enjoy direct access to a diverse range of documentaries by the global streaming service.
DocuBay has over 300 titles handpicked from 100+ countries and releases a new title on the platform every day. The premium content library includes titles across a variety of genres or 'Bays' such as TravelBay, ScienceBay, PoliticsBay, SportsBay, CrimeBay, TechBay, and recently launched MusicBay. Select titles like Stonehenge, Sea of Galilee, The Rider and the Wolf are available in HD and 4K, lending for an immersive viewing experience on OnePlus's recently launched OnePlus TV U Series and Y Series.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Android 10 update rolling out
Samsung has reportedly started rolling out the Android 10 update to its Galaxy J8 smartphone. The update brings the latest OneUI 2.0 along with new features and bug fixes. The update is now rolling out in Russia with firmware version J810FPUU4CTG3.
The update brings all the major Android 10 features like enhanced Dark mode, improved Digital Wellbeing, new navigation gestures, new Focus mode and parental controls, updated camera app, and other user interface improvements.
OnePlus Nord to be available for pre-orders starting from tomorrow
OnePlus has confirmed that it will be launching its new mid-range smartphone, the OnePlus Nord, in India on July 21. Now, ahead of official launch, the company has revealed that the upcoming OnePlus smartphone will go on pre-orders starting from July 15. OnePlus Nord will be available for pre-order on 15 July 2020 at 1:30pm IST on Amazon.in. Upon pre-ordering, users will receive a surprise gift box containing limited-edition merchandise from OnePlus.
Pre-order customers who complete the purchase of the device by 31 August 2020 will receive a second gift box with more surprise gifts. Users can click Notify me on Amazon.in to stay updated.In order to pre-order the upcoming smartphone, one can visit the OnePlus Nord page on Amazon and pay a deposit of Rs 499 to pre-order the device.
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Oppo A12s launched with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC
Oppo has launched its latest smartphone dubbed as Oppo A12s in Cambodia. The Oppo A12s is priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 9,700) for the single 3GB + 32GB storage option. It comes in Blue and Grey colours.
The Oppo A12s is loaded with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and 88.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor along with 3GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot.
Moto G9 Plus reportedly in works
Motorola is reportedly gearing up to launch its next-generation smartphone under its famous Moto G-series. Dubbed as Moto G9 Plus, the upcoming smartphone could be launched soon. A tipster Sudhanshu has tipped the pricing of the upcoming Moto G9 Plus smartphone. As per the tipster, the Moto G9 Plus will be priced at EUR 277.15. This roughly translates to Rs 23,000. The Moto G9 Plus is tipped to come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. That said, there is no information about the hardware details or the design of the upcoming smartphone, so we suggest you stay tuned with us for more details.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 865
Samsung is reportedly working on a toned-down version of the Samsung S20 series which is called Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite. the phone has appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking platform with some of its key specs.
The Samsung S20 series currently has three variants including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. As per the GeekBench listing, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite with model number SM-G781B is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset SoC with a clock speed of 1.8Ghz.
Realme launches 10000mAh 30W Dart Charge power bank in India
Along with the launch of Realme C11, Realme has today also launched a 10000mAh 30W Dart Charge power bank in India. The power bank comes with a price tag of Rs 1,999 and it will be available for purchase from July 21.
The power bank comes in Yellow and Black colour options. It will be available on Realme and Flipkart. The power bank sports a 3D curved design and carbon fiber texture design. It comes with a realme logo along with a Dart charging logo. The power bank allows you to charge at 30W VOOC/Dart Charge smartphones.
Xiaomi opens crowdfunding Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor
Xiaomi has today announced the launch of a new product in India. The product is Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor priced at Rs 2,299. It is now up for crowdfunding on Xiaomi’s website with a goal of 4,000 units in the next 10 days. Shipping will commence from 10 August, 2020.
The Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor is an electric a tire pumping device which is portable to carry it easily. This is a compact and lightweight device that can be easily carried in your car or backpack.
PUBG Mobile introduces Royal Pass Season 14 with Spark the Flame theme
PUBG Mobile has today announced the launch of the new Royal Pass Season for its popular battle royale game. The new season is based on Spark The Flame theme and it brings a host of interesting rewards for the players. The latest season brings new multi-form gear skins, which includes the Night Commander Set. The set will transform to Black Commander Set at Level 60 and Red Commander Set once the players reach the highest level. Users will also get new skins for S1897 shotgun and M416 guns along with new Speed Demon ornament and more. Players will also get Blazing Dawn Plane finish. Furthermore, once players get 100 RP points, they will unlock the Avian Tyrant Set.
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LG Aristo 5 announced with dual camera setup and Android 10
LG has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the LG Aristo 5. The phone comes with a price tag of $150 and it is available in the US via T-Mobile. It comes in a single silver colour option.
The phone features a 5.7-inch Full Vision display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Read more: LG Aristo 5 announced with dual camera setup and Android 10.
Realme 125W fast charging technology to launch on July 16
Realme has today announced that it will be announcing its 125W fast charging technology on July 16.
On a Weibo post, Realme has released a poster announcing that it will announce its super-flash charge technology on Thursday.
The Vice President of Realme China, Xu Qi has also released a poster on Weibo which has ‘1111101’ binary number. The number calculates to 125 when it is converted to decimal.
Xiaomi rolls out wrong update for Mi A3 smartphone
Xiaomi recently started pushing a new update to its Android One smartphone, the Mi A3. However, it turns out that the brand rolled out the wrong firmware update for the Mi A3 smartphone in India and globally. The brand has rolled out a Mexican firmware update to the globale variant of the Mi A3 smartphone. Multiple users reported that their smartphone is acting weird after the update. “Got a random 1.4GB update from @XiaomiIndia on my #mia3. Now my sim card isn't getting detected and when I boot my phone, there's some telcel written. Language has changed to some other. @MiIndiaSupport help. Can't make or receive calls. What kind of joke is this?” one user said on Twitter.
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Realme teases phone with 6,000 mAh battery
Realme is working on to bring a new smartphone with a massive 6,000 mAh battery. The company has shared a teaser poster which reveals that a smartphone with a 6000mAh battery will launch soon.
Palson Yi, Marketing Director of Realme Indonesia on his Instagram account has announced the new development. The poster only indicated that the device is “coming soon” with no specific date. His post reads “We always listen to you guys and put your feedback as our top priority. Many fans ask for a really big battery, and here it is now!”
Oppo to introduce 120W fast charging technology on July 15
Oppo has announced that it will be launching its new fast charging technology on July 15. The company has revealed that it will announce 120W fast charging technology for its range of smartphones on the said date. With this, Oppo is all set to give a competition to Vivo and iQOO with its latest fast charging technology. The company recently introduced 65W SuperVOOC charging technology for its Reno Ace and Ace 2 smartphones. As per multiple reports that the upcoming fast charging technology will charge the phone’s battery from 0 per cent to 100 per cent in just 10 minutes.
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OnePlus Buds confirmed to launch on July 21 alongside OnePlus Nord
OnePlus has finally confirmed that it will be launching its first wireless earbuds in India. The brand has revealed that the upcoming earbuds will be known as OnePlus Buds.OnePlus says that the wireless earbuds will be launched alongside the upcoming OnePlus Nord smartphone. The launch event is set for July 21. OnePlus launched its first Bluetooth audio device, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless, in 2017. The brand currently also sells Bullets Wireless 2 and Bullets Wireless Z earphones in the country.
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Poco M2 Pro sale today at 12 Noon
Poco M2 Pro was launched in India recently for starting Rs 13,999. Now the phone will go on sale today via Flipkart at 12 noon. The Poco M2 Pro comes in three colour options including Out of the Blue, Green and Greener along with Two Shades of Black. The smartphone comes with a Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB option, Rs 14,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option.
Realme C11 India launch today: How to watch it, specifications and expected price
Realme C11 is going to be launched in India Today. It was earlier launched in Malaysia. One can watch it launch of Realme's youtube page.
Realme C11 features a 6.5-inch HD+ mini-drop fullscreen display with 1600 x 720 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection and 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G35 processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It has 2GB LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB with microSD card slot. It runs on Android 10 with Realme UI running on top of it and is backed up by a 5000mAh battery. On the camera front, the phone comes loaded with a dual-camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and 2-megapixel depth sensor. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera.