Technology News Today, 25 August 2020 Highlights: Nokia 5.3, Zoom, Asus Zenfone 7 and more gadget news
Realme rolling out Smooth Scrolling Feature
Realme has started rolling out a new Smooth Scrolling feature to its select smartphones running Realme UI. This feature allows for a visually smoother, faster effect when scrolling content downwards or upwards.
With this feature turned on not, only does the content scrolls faster, but with just one swipe upwards the scrolling stops much later and reaches further down the page. To activate this feature head over to Settings → realme Lab → and turn on “Smooth scrolling”.
Thailand's LED TV manufacturer Treeview enters India
Treeview Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading LED TV & appliances manufacturer, has today announced its India entry with the launch of a range of Smart Android Full HD TV models. Treeview’s entire range will be available across India starting today at partner consumer electronics stores.
Treeview has introduced a series of smart televisions ranging from 32-inch to 75-inches. The company will soon be expanding its range of televisions to include exclusive frameless televisions up to 96-inches. Along with QThree Ventures, Treeview will also be launching laser TVs for the first time in India, which is scalable between 100-inch to 300-inches at very competitive prices.
BSNL offers 5GB free data for availing multiple recharge facility
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced 5GB of free complimentary data to its customers who will use its multiple recharge facility. The free data benefit is however valid only for 22 days.
The state-owned telecom operator's Chennai circle announced the new development on Twitter. The plan is being launched on a promotional basis for a period of 90 days and is valid until November 19.
Gionee Max with 5000mAh battery launched in India
Gionee has today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Gionee Max, in India. The latest smartphone is the first smartphone from the Chinese company since February 2019.
The latest smartphone from Gionee comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999 and it will be available for purchase from Flipkart starting from August 31st. The phone is available in Red, Blue and Black colour options.
Coming to the specifications, the Gionee Max is loaded with a 6.1-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels along with 2.5D curved glass. The phone is powered by Spreadtrum 9863A octa-core processor along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot.
Realme X 7 Pro key specs spotted online, new render emerged
Realme is all set to launch the new Realme X7 series in China on September 1. Now, ahead of launch, key details of the Realme X7 Pro have emerged online.
The smartphone has been spotted on JD.com that reveals some key details. The listing shows the front and back panel of the device. The front panel comes with a punch hole design, while the back panel comes with an L-shaped quad-camera setup. Interestingly, the company is trying to come with a different design language with the Realme X7 Pro. One can see Dare to Leap motto written in bold at the back panel. The back panel also comes with a gradient finish. However, looking at the design, it sure looks similar to the Oppo Reno 4 Pro, which was recently launched in India.
Gionee K3 Pro launched
Gionee has announced the launch of a new smartphone in China Dubbed as Gionee K3 Pro. The smartphone comes with a price tag of 699 Yuan (approx. Rs 7,500) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option and 799 Yuan (approx. Rs 8,600) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option.
The Gionee K3 Pro is available in two colour options including Jade Green and Pearl White. The smartphone is loaded with a 6.53-inch HD+ waterdrop display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 234ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Gionee K3 Pro comes with a physical fingerprint sensor located at the back panel of the device.
Sony BRAVIA X9000H series of Smart TVs launched in India
Sony has today announced the launch of its new range of Bravia X9000H Smart TVs in India. The brand has introduced two models in the range with 55-inch and 65-inch.
The Sony KD-55X9000H Smart TV is priced at Rs 1,09,990, while the Sony KD-65X9000H Smart TV comes wtih a prie tag of Rs 1,59,990. The Smart TVs will be available for purchase starting from today and it will be available across Sony retail stores, major electronics stores and other e-commerce websites in the country.
Reliance JioFiber users can now access JioNews via Jio set-top box
Reliance Jio is rolling out its new service, JioNews, for JioFiber users across the country. With this, users can now enjoy the digital news application on their Jio set-top box.
The JioNews comes with a host of interesting features. The app features over 350 e-papers along with more than 800 magazines. It also comes with trending videos and photos. JioNews also supports more than 12 regional languages.
Samsung Galaxy M51 specs leaked
Samsung Galaxy M51 is tipped to launch in India on September 10. While the exact launch date of the handset is yet to be confirmed, complete specifications of the device have been leaked online.
The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy M51 have been leaked by tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore. As per the leak, the Samsung Galaxy M51 will feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 60Hz refresh rate, 386ppi pixel density, and a peak brightness of 420 nits. Under the hood, the handset will feature Snapdragon 730G SoC which we have earlier seen on several smartphones like the Poco X2, Realme X2 and several Samsung devices.
Oppo A53 launched in India
Oppo has today launched Oppo A53 smartphone in India, it's first with 90Hz refresh rate under the 15k price segment. The phone is priced at Rs. 12,990 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs 15,490. It will be available from Flipkart starting from today, August 25th at 3 PM. Oppo A53 comes in Electric Black, Fairy White and Fancy Blue colours.
The Oppo A53 carries a triple rear camera setup, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a gradient back finish.
Boult Audio Curve Pro earphones launched
Boult Audio has announced the launch of its Neckband in-Ear Wireless Earphones - Curve Pro at Rs 1499 on Amazon. The company is offering 1-year warranty from date of purchase.
The latest edition comes with IPX5 water resistance rating that can handle splashes and sweat during intense workout session. The earphones are designed to give an ultimate sound experience with advanced features especially added for music lovers and audiophiles seeking top-quality audio formats.
PUBG Mobile to get its biggest 1.0 version update on September 8
PUBG Mobile has revealed that it will be rolling out its most important update for its battle royale game. The company will be rolling out 1.0 version of the PUBG Mobile, which it says will be overhauled for launch to offer the most authentic and immersive experience on mobile.
The new version will be made live from September 8 and it brings new technologies and more. The company says that the update fully upgrades the quality of the game. The update brings improvements for players’ characters, including Main Lobby lights and environments, as well its iconic environments. Particles, smoke, air blasts, muzzle flashes, and the addition of scope interaction and more have been improved as well.
Nokia C3, Nokia 150 and Nokia 125 launched in India
Along with the launch of Nokia 5.3, HMD Global has also today launched Nokia C3 smartphone and Nokia 150, Nokia 125 feature phones in India. The phone Nokia C3 is priced at Rs 7,499 and Rs 8,999 for the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB storage variants respectively.
The Dual SIM Nokia C3 will be available across top mobile retailers in India and on Nokia.com/phones in Nordic Blue and Sand colour options. Starting 10th September, fans will also be able to pre-book Nokia C3 on Nokia.com/phones. Nokia C3 comes with a 1-year replacement guarantee.
The Dual SIM Nokia 150 is priced at Rs 2,299 and is available across top mobile retailers in India and on Nokia.com/phones, in Red, Cyan and Black colour options, starting 25th August. The Dual SIM Nokia 125 is priced at Rs 1,999 and is available across top mobile retailers in India and on Nokia.com/phones, in Charcoal Black and Powder White colour options, starting 25th August.
Nokia 5.3 launched in India
HMD Global has today launched Nokia 5.3 in India. The phone is priced at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage and Rs 15,499 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant. It comes in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal colour options.
The sale starts on September 1 online on Amazon.in and Nokia.com/phones. Starting 25th August, one can pre-book Nokia 5.3 on Nokia.com/phones or notify-me on Amazon.in.
Reliance Jio introduces Rs 499 Cricket Pack and Rs 777 quarterly pack in India
Reliance Jio has announced the launch of two new prepaid plans for its customers in India. The company has introduced Rs 499 Cricket Pack and Rs 777 quarterly pack for its users in the country.
The Rs 499 Cricket Pack comes with a validity of 56 days and it offers a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar for one year, which is worth Rs 399. The pack also offers 1.5GB of data per day, meaning that users will get 84GB of data for the entire period of validity. However, the pack does not offer any calling or SMS benefits.
Zoom faces outrage
The videoconferencing application, Zoom, which shot to instant fame in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experienced a disruption in its services as several users across the world, particularly in the US and UK, reported issues in joining video conferences at around 5:30 PM IST.
Nokia 5.3 to launch today
Nokia 5.3 will launch in India today. It was launched in the Global market earlier this year along with Nokia 8.3 5G. The key features of the phone include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 13-megapixel quad rear camera setup and 4,000mAh battery. It is expected to be launched in the sub-Rs 15000 price segment in India.