Technology News Today, 17 September 2020 Highlights
Samsung Galaxy M51 to be available with Rs 2,000 discount in first sale tomorrow
Samsung Galaxy M51 will go on its first sale in India tomorrow. The phone was launched just last week at Rs 24,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs 26,999 for the 8GB RAM option. But one can avail the Galaxy M51 at a starting price of Rs 22,999.
But there is a catch. In order to buy the latest Galaxy M-series smartphone, one has to be a HDFC Bank card holder. There will be a flat Rs 2,000 discount on HDFC Bank cards for customers purchasing the phone September 18th to 20th on Amazon India.
The first sale of the Samsung Galaxy M51 will take place at 12 PM (noon) on September 18 through Amazon and Samsung.com as well as select retail stores. The phone comes in Electric Blue and Celestial Black colour options.
Realme 7i goes official
Realme has announced the Realme 7i smartphone in Indonesia. It is priced at 31,99,000 Indonesian Rupiah (Rs. 15,885 approx.) for its sole 8GB+128GB model. Realme 7i comes in Aurora Green and Polar Blue colours.
Realme 7i comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It has a single hole-punch display at the front for the selfie camera. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Samsung target 20 mn customers for M Series in India by 2020
Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India said, “ M-series has done exceedingly well for Samsung. And the recently launched M51 is Samsung's eighth launch under M series within this year. We will be selling around 20 million smartphones under M series by the end of 2020.”
Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Narzo 20A, Narzo 20 full specifications leaked
Realme Narzo 20 series is all set to launch in India on September 21. The series includes three phones namely, Narzo 20A, Narzo 20 and Narzo 20 Pro. Now ahead of the launch, the entire specs of the Narzo 20A, Narzo 20 and Narzo 20 Pro smartphones have leaked online.
The event will kickstart at 12:30 PM onwards. The launch event will be live-streamed on Realme's YouTube channel and social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter. The company has also confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart.
Vivo Y20 6GB + 64GB storage variant launched
Vivo recently launched Vivo Y20 at Rs 12,990 for the single 4GB + 64GB variant. Now the company has launched a new variant with 6GB + 64GB storage.
The Vivo Y20 will now be available in 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM in two colour options: the all-new Purist Blue and Obsidian Black priced at Rs 13,990. The device will be available across offline partner retail stores, vivo India E-store, and other major ecommerce websites starting September 24, 2020.
To recall, Vivo Y20 4+64GB variant comes in Purist Blue, Obsidian Black and Dawn White colour options.
Google Meet gets new features
Google Meet on Desktop is now getting 2 new features which includes the ability to view 49 people at once in tiled and auto layouts.
The second feature adds the ability to blur your background while on the video call to help limit the distractions and so you stand out in your video.
BSNL again extends Work@Home Broadband Plan
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has once again extended the validity of its Work@Home broadband plan until December 8. Alongside the Work@Home broadband plan, BSNL has also extended the availability of the Rs 499 Bharat Fiber broadband plan.
BSNL on its Chennai site has posted a circular that the Work@Home promotional broadband plan has been extended until December 8 in all circles, except in Andaman and Nicobar circle.
Oculus Quest 2 with Snapdragon XR2 Platform launched
The new Oculus Quest 2 has been launched at Facebook Connect event today with a much powerful processor than the Quest 1, the Snapdragon XR2 Platform.
Redmi Note 9 Pro now available on open sale in India
Redmi Note 9 Pro is now available for open sale via Amazon and Mi.com, which means, you can now buy the device anytime any day of the week. Till now, the company has been selling Redmi Note 9 Pro in the weekly flash sale.
Redmi India announced the availability of Redmi Note 9 Pro on its Twitter handle. Now one does not need to wait for flash sales and can directly buy the smartphone via Amazon.in, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and other partner retail stores.
Read more: Redmi Note 9 Pro goes on open sale in India
Titan Company with SBI launches contactless payment watches
Titan Company Limited has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) to introduce Titan Pay powered by YONO SBI.
Through this partnership, Titan and SBI are launching a range of stylish new watches with contactless payment functionality for the first time in India, Titan said in an official release.
With this launch, SBI account holders can tap their Titan Pay watch on contactless payment POS machine without the need of swiping or inserting their SBI bank card. Payments of up to Rs 2000 can be made without entering a PIN. A secure certified Near-Field Communication (NFC) chip embedded in the watch strap by Tappy Technologies enables all the functionalities of a standard contactless SBI debit card.
Moto E7 Plus teased to lunch in India soon
Moto E7 Plus was announced in Brazil last week. Now the phone is teased to launch soon in India as well.
The Moto E7 Plus is priced at BRL 1,349 (roughly Rs 18,639) and it comes in Amber Bronze and Navy Blue colour options.
The teaser has been posted by the Motorola India Twitter handle but it does not reveal the name of the device to be launched. But as per the image shared bt the company, the back of a new phone is identical to the Moto E7 Plus. The tweet reads, “It's time you take your smartphone photography to the nExt level with our upcoming launch.”
Read more: Moto E7 Plus launching in India soon
Call of duty Warzone might be coming to Mobile
A new job listing suggests that Activison is working on yet another game for the mobile platform, allegedly the Call Of Duty Warzone. The company already has Call Of Duty Mobile for the mobile platform but the developers are looking to explore more in the Battle Royale space.
Oppo Reno 4 Pro MS Dhoni Edition Leaked Online
OPPO Reno 4 Pro MS Dhoni Special Edition smartphone and the phone is expected to arrive on September 17. It comes with a price tag of Rs 34,990 and has been made available for purchase from Flipkart, Amazon and offline retail stores in the country from August 5.
GoPro Hero 9 Black
GoPro has launched the Hero 9 action camera which is the company's flagship camera for 2020. It features a higher resolution sensor, front-facing colour LCD display, removable lens cover, and a larger battery compared to the company's previous Hero 8. It will also be compatible with GoPro Mods.
Read More: GoPro Hero 9 Black Launched