Technology News Today, 18 August Highlights: Realme C15, Realme C12, Nokia 5.3
Today Technology News Highlights: Realme C15, Realme C12, Nokia 5.3
Oppo A53 specs leaked
Oppo launched Oppo A52 smartphone in India in April this year and now the company seems to be working on its successor which is Oppo A53. The upcoming Oppo smartphone specifications have now leaked online.
It should be noted that Oppo originally launched the Oppo A53 back in 2015 and the new phone will be Oppo A53 2020. One should not be confused by such a move.
Lenovo launches new Legion gaming laptops In India
Lenovo has today announced the launch of three new gaming laptops in India – Legion 7i, Legion 5Pi, and Legion 5i. The product lineup from Lenovo Legion aims to redefine gaming with innovative gear, high performance, and more immersive gaming experiences.
Legion 7i, Legion 5Pi and Legion 5i are available in Slate Grey, Iron Grey and Phantom black colour variants respectively. Legion 7i pricing starts at Rs 1,99,990; Legion 5Pi starts at Rs 1,34,990, and Legion 5i starts at Rs 79,990. Legion 7i and Legion 5i is now available on Lenovo.com and will be available across online and offline retail channels this week. Legion 5Pi will go on sale across all platforms later in August.
Realme C15, Realme C12 launched in India
Realme has today launched its Realme C15 and Realme C12 smartphones in India via an online event.
Realme C15 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant. It comes in Power Blue and Power Silver colour options. Realme C15 will be available from Flipkart and realme.com starting from August 27 and from offline stores from September 3.
On the other hand, the Realme C12 is launched at Rs 8,999 for the single 3GB + 32GB model. It comes in two colour options namely, Power Blue and Power Silver. Realme C12 will be available from Flipkart and realme.com starting from August 24th and from offline stores starting from August 31.
Samsung Galaxy phones to get 3 major Android updates
Samsung has released a complete list of supported Galaxy smartphones and tablets that are eligible for three major Android updates. Earlier this month, Samsung had announced in its Galaxy Unpacked event that Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series devices would receive three generation of Android OS updates. Now, the company has published the complete list of phones that will get 3 OS updates.
Asus Zenfone 7 series arrives next week
Asus has announced that it will announce its Zenfone 7 series smartphones in Taiwan on August 26. The series is likely to include Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro smartphones.
The launch event will be held in Taiwan and Asus’s official YouTube channel will be live-streamed which starts at 2PM local time (6AM GMT, 2AM ET). The teaser image suggests that the phone could be sporting quad cameras, as there are four circles behind the word “7”.
At the moment, the ZenFone 7 will only be launched in Taiwan, the home market for Asus, but the smartphone is likely to announced in other markets as well. In India, the ZenFone 7 will be launched as Asus 7Z. To recall, the Asus ZenFone 6 was launched in India as Asus 6Z.
Read More: Asus Zenfone 7 series to launch on August 26
Realme Buds Classic launched
Along with the launch of Realme C12 and C15, Realme has also launched its Realme Buds Classic in India. The earbuds are priced at Rs 399 and will be available on Amazon India and Realme India online store starting August 24 They will be available in Black and White colours.
Realme Buds Classic comes with a new half in-ear design compared to in-ear design in the earlier models with a rounded shape that comfortably fits into the ear canal. The earphones are wired and will connect to a smartphone via the 3.5mm port. They feature 14.2mm large drivers and Realme claims that the earphones will offer excellent sound quality which makes the bass deeper and the vocals clearer.
Oppo Power Bank 2 launched in India
Oppo has today launched Oppo Power Bank 2 with 10,000mAh capacity in India for Rs 1299. It is offered in Black and White colour options and is available for purchase from Flipkart.
Oppo Power Bank 2 features 18W Fast Charging and is compatible with various mainstream protocols, such as PD and QC, among others, and it helps you recharge your smartphone, tablet, and much more. There is a power button on the side and an LED indicator on the front.
Dell XPS 17 laptop launched in India
Dell has today launched its XPS 17 laptop with 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTXTM graphics in India. The XPS 17 9700 starts at Rs 209,500 including GST and it will be available across Amazon India, company's website and select Dell Exclusive Stores from 18th August.
The Dell XPS 17 laptop is virtually borderless, features four-sided InfinityEdge display, thus, making it smaller than 48 per cent of the 15-inch laptops available today, according to the company. Under the hood, there is a unique thermal design equipped with GORE Thermal Insulation for increased fan airflow to fuel demanding projects.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset announced
MediaTek today announced its newest 5G SoC, the Dimensity 800U, as the latest addition in MediaTek’s Dimensity series family. The 7nm Dimensity 800U chipset is designed for multi-core high performance and leading 5G+5G Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology. With Dimensity 800U MediaTek continues to accelerate the rollout of 5G technology and deliver premium experiences on mid-tier 5G smartphones.
The integrated 5G modem in MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U not only supports sub-6Ghz SA and NSA networks, but also supports cutting-edge technologies such as 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA), bringing users faster and more stable 5G connections. With MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology, the modem’s operating mode is managed based on network environment and data transmission quality, extending the battery life of mobile devices.
Nokia 5.3 expected to launch in India on August 25
Shortly after Nokia 5.3 was listed on the company’s India website, HMD Global has sent out press invites for a media briefing on August 25. It is now expected that HMD Global will announce the Nokia 5.3 smartphone on the said date.
While the invite does not clearly reveal that Nokia 5.3 will be launched, it is believed the Nokia 5.3 with a few other devices as well will be announced on that day.
The invite says it will be a virtual briefing session ahead of their product announcements. The virtual briefing via Microsoft Teams will begin at 10 AM on 25 August, 2020. The product announcements mentioned in the invite suggests that there could be more than one Nokia phone.
Realme C15, Realme C12 launching in India Today
Realme will be launching Realme C15 and Realme C12 in India today, August 18, at 12:30 pm via an online event. The event will be livestreamed on the Realme India website, as well as on its official YouTube channel.
Realme C15 and C12 have been launched in Indonesia The Realme C12 is priced at 18,99,000 Indonesian Rupiah (US$ 128 / Rs. 9588 approx.) for the single 3GB + 32GB storage variant. It comes in Marine Blue and Coral Red colour options.
Realme C15 was launched in three variants - 3GB RAM with 64GB variant is priced at IDR 1,999,000 (roughly Rs 10,300), 4GB RAM with 64GB variant is priced at IDR 2,199,000 (roughly Rs 11,300), and the 4GB RAM with 128GB model is priced at IDR 2,499,000 (roughly Rs 12,900).