Technology News Today, 16 September Highlights: Realme Narzo, Infinix Note 7
Poco X3 to launch in India on September 22
Poco X3 has now been confirmed to launch in India on September 22. The confirmation comes via a Flipkart listing as well as a Twitter post by the company which revealed that the Poco X3 will be launched in the country on September 22 at 12pm (noon).
The 10-second teaser video shared by Poco India shows the front and back of the phone, with a hole-punch design for the selfie camera and quad rear camera setup. The Flipkart listing confirms the availability of Poco X3 on the e-commerce website. The listing also confirms that Poco X3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC.
Xiaomi schedules event in India on September 29, Mi Smart Band 5 is launching
Xiaomi has scheduled its annual Smarter Living event in India on September 29 to introduce several ioT products at the event. A teaser on Amazon has confirmed that the Mi Smart Band 5 is set to launch in India on September 29.
The virtual event is scheduled for September 29 at 12 PM noon. The company has however not revealed about the devices to be launched. Along with the Mi Band 5, the company is likely to launch Mi Watch with a circular screen, a Smart Bulb, Smart soap dispenser, Smart speaker or a Air Purifier.
Amazfit Neo Smartwatch to be launched on October 1
Amazfit will soon launch a retro-styled smartwatch, Amazfit Neo, in India. The smartwatch is launching on 1st October on Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and the brand’s online store in.amazfit.com.
The smartwatch will be available in 3 colours - black, green and red. The app ecosystem supports both Android and iOS.
Huami Amazfit Neo comes with a 1.2 inch STN black and white display. The screen also has a lift-to-wake feature and has good sunlight readability.
Amazon Smart Plug launched in India
Amazon has announced the launch of its smart plug in India that works with Alexa and helps customers instantly add voice control to their existing range of appliances, such as lamps, table fans, electric kettle, room coolers, televisions, mobile chargers, air-purifiers, sound bars etc.
Amazon Smart Plug is priced at Rs 1999 and can be ordered on Amazon.in. It is also available across Amazon kiosks in Mumbai and Bangalore as well as in select Croma and Reliance Digital outlets. Amazon Smart Plug is available for just 999 when purchased as part of the bundle with Echo Dot.
Jio Cricket Rs 598 plan announced
Reliance Jio has announced a new Cricket prepaid plan of Rs 598 that comes bundled with Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership along with several other benefits. The VIP membership of Disney+ Hotstar will allow users to watch IPL 2020 Cricket matches for free.
The new plan Jio Rs 598 prepaid plan comes with 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calling, 100 SMSs a day, access to a variety of Jio apps and 1 year free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. The Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership otherwise costs Rs 399 for one year. So in total, the plan is offering 112GB throughout the validity period. The plan has a validity of 56 days.
Infinix Note 7 launched in India
Infinix has today launched the Infinix Note 7 in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 11,499 for the single 4GB + 64GB variant. It comes in Aether Black, Bolivia Blue, and Forest Green colour options. The phone will be available on Flipkart.
Infinix Note 7 features a 6.95-inch HD+ Infinity-O LCD display with a screen resolution of 1640 x 720 pixels, 91.5% screen-to-body ratio along with 20.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. The smartphone runs on Android 10 based on XOS 6.0 on top and it is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 18W charging that gives 20 hrs of video playback.
Samsung Galaxy F41 maybe the first device under F series
Samsung is reportedly working on a new phone series called the F series and the first device to launch under it maybe the Samsung Galaxy F41. The support page for the same device has already gone live on Samsung's India Support Website.
Vivo Y51 (2020) goes official
Back in December 2015, Vivo unveiled the Y51. Now Vivo has launched Vivo Y51 (2020) in Pakistan. The new vivo Y51 comes in Mystic Black, Jazzy Blue, and Dreamy White colours. It's priced at PKR36,999 which is approx. Rs 16,346 and is up for pre-orders in Pakistan till September 18.
The Vivo Y51 (2020) features a 6.38-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch at the top and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner and an Always-on Display mode too. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded via MicroSD card slot that allows users to add up to 256GB of storage.
Dish TV starts shifting Set-Top Box production to India
Dish TV India has announced the manufacturing of its set-top boxes in India. The company offers DTH services across the country and operates Dish TV, D2H, and Zing brands in this segment, besides its rapidly growing OTT service brand Watcho.
Demonstrating its commitment to the government’s ‘Make in India’ vision, Dish TV India has shifted the production of its set-top boxes to India, adopting a ‘vocal for local’ strategy. The first consignment of made in India set-top boxes is ready and being shipped to the market.
Realme Narzo 20 key specs leaked
Realme will be launching Realme Narzo 20 series in India on September 22. Yesterday, the leak of the processor details of the upcoming emerged online and now we have a leak revealing some of the key specs of the Narzo 20.
Popular tipster Mukul Sharma (@Stufflisting) has revealed that the Realme Narzo 20 will pack a 6000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The device will be powered by a Mediatek Helio G85 processor. At the rear, there will be a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel main sensor.
Redmi 9A will go on sale today
Redmi 9A will now go on sale today at 12 P.M via Amazon and Mi.com. Redmi 9A is priced in India at Rs 6,799, while the 3GB + 32GB variant is priced at Rs 7,499. The smartphone comes in Midnight Black, Nature Green, and Sea Blue colour options.
Redmi 9A comes loaded with a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The smartphone is powered by a 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio G25 processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The phone has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card slot.