Technology News Today, 26 August 2020 Highlights: Asus Zenfone 7, Gionee M30, Fitbit and more
Today Technology News Highlights: Asus Zenfone 7, Gionee M30, Fitbit and more
TRAI issues show-cause notice to Vodafone Idea over RedX postpaid plans
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sent a show-cause notice to Vodafone Idea over its RedX postpaid plans. The regulator has asked the operator to show cause by August 31.
The regulator has asked Vodafone idea “as; to why appropriate action should not be initiated against it violating the extant regulatory framework by its RedX tariff plan”. As per a report by PTI, Bharti Airtel has not been issued a show-cause notice. The whole matter came into limelight when Vodafone Idea started marketing new RedX tariff plans that offer priority 4G network with faster data speeds.
Realme X7 Pro Player Edition could be world’s first Snapdragon 860 SoC loaded smartphone
Realme is all set to soon launch its next-generation of smartphones, the Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro in China. Now, ahead of launch, key details of the upcoming Realme X7 Pro have been revealed online.
As per a leaked poster, Realme could be working on a special edition for the Realme X7 Pro smartphone that might be known as Realme X7 Pro Player Edition. Interestingly, the upcoming smartphone could be the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a new Qualcomm flagship processor. The chipset in question is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor, which is yet to see the light of the day.
Redmi K20 Pro 6GB variant gets price cut
Redmi K20 Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB storage has received a temporary price cut in India. This is a limited-time price cut and the offer is valid from 26th Aug to 31st Aug 2020.
The new development has been announced by Redmi India on its Twitter handle. The post on Twitter reads "Limited period offer! Get ?4000 off on the 6GB+128GB variant of #RedmiK20Pro. Offer valid from 26th Aug to 31st Aug, 2020.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Flipkart availability confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 10 was launched in India earlier this year on Amazon and Mi.com. Now the company has announced that smartphone is also available for purchase on Flipkart.
Xiaomi India Twitter handle has announced the availability of Xiaomi Mi 10 on Flipkart. The tweet reads "Mi 10 (8GB+256GB) is now also available on @Flipkart. Order now to avail exchange offers and easy No Cost EMI. https://bit.ly/2FVfGDj."
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Realme X2 Pro receives a new update in India
Realme has rolled out a new update to Realme X2 Pro smartphone. The new software update brings August Android security patch along with DC Dimming, Smooth Scrolling and more.
The new update comes with version number RMX1931EX_11.C.31. In order to check for the latest update, users can go to Settings>Software Update.
Asus Zenfone 7, Zenfone 7 Pro with flip camera announced
Asus has today announced the launch of its flagship smartphones, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro, at an event in Taiwan. The latest series come with a triple-camera setup with flip mechanism, which is improved as compared to the one present in the Asus 6Z smartphone.
The Asus Zenfone 7 comes with a price tag of NT$ 21,999 (approx. Rs 55,700) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage is priced at NT$ 23,999 (approx. Rs 60,765). The Asus Zenfone 7 Pro comes with a price tag of NT$ 27,990 (approx. Rs 70,900). The smartphones are available in Pastel White and Aurora Black colour options.
Eufy by Anker Robovac G10 Hybrid Robot Vacuum-Mop launched in India
Eufy by Anker has today launched a new robotic vacuum with Voice assistance enabled ‘Robovac Hybrid G10’ for Rs 16,999. RoboVac G10 Hybrid is more intelligent, with Smart Dynamic Navigation, cleaning report cards, Wi-Fi and voice control. The product is launched with Flipkart and comes under 12 Months warranty.
RoboVac G10 Hybrid features smart dynamic navigation and can be controlled using the EufyHome app. Its advanced gyro navigation technology allows upto 2x efficiency while cleaning. The Hybrid 2-in-1 vacuum and mop combines sweeping and mopping for a deeper clean that will leave the floors clean. Robovac G10 comes with anti-scratch tempered glass cover, that provides a sleek look and superior protection, making it a pet proof surface.
Vivo Y20 and Y20i launched in India
Vivo has today announced the latest addition in the Y-series portfolio- Y20 series. The first device to launch in this Y20 series is the Y20 and the second is Y20i.
Vivo Y20 will be available for purchase on all partner retail stores, Vivo India E-store, and other major eCommerce websites starting August 28, 2020. Priced at Rs 12,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant, the phone comes in Obsidian Black and Dawn White colours.
The Y20i will be available on sale starting September 3, 2020, priced at Rs 11,490 on all partner retail stores, Vivo India E-store, and other major eCommerce websites. It comes in Dawn White/ Nebule Blue colours. Like all Vivo devices, the Y20 follows Vivo’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ and is manufactured at Vivo's Greater Noida facility.
Microsoft introduces Hindi and English (India) to Neural Text-to-Speech service
Microsoft India has announced the addition of English (India) and Hindi to its Neural Text to Speech (Neural TTS) service language set. The two Indian languages are among the 15 new dialects added to the service enabled with state-of-the-art AI audio quality.
Neural TTS is a part of the Azure Cognitive Services and converts text to lifelike speech for a more natural interface. The service also provides customizable voices, fine-tuned auto control, and flexible deployment from cloud to edge.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite goes official
Sony has quietly announced Sony Xperia 8 Lite in the Japanese market today. The device will be priced at 29,800 Yen for its sole 4GB+64GB model in the Japanese market. It comes in Black and White colours.
Sony Xperia 8 Lite runs on Android 9.0 Pie and features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Xperia 8 Lite features a 6.0-inches Full HD+ Triluminous LCD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels and 21:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset and backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage that could be further expanded by up to 512GB via a microSD card.
Oppo F17 and F17 Pro launch date revealed
Oppo will be launching Oppo F17 and F17 Pro smartphones in India on September 2. The company has been teasing the upcoming launch on its social media handles for quite some time and now it finally announced the launch date.
Oppo on its official website has revealed that both the upcoming F-series smartphones will be launched in India at 7 PM on September 2. As per the company, it will be First-Ever Flauntastic Online Music Launch with performances by some of our favourite artists.
Amazfit Zepp E smartwatch announced
Wearable brand Huami has announced Zepp E smartwatch. The Amazfit Zepp E smartwatch is priced starting at $249 (Rs 18,500 approx.) and it comes in square and circular dial variants.
The Amazfit Zepp E square variant comes with 1.65-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 348 x 442 pixels, 314ppi pixel density while the Amazfit Zepp E circular variant comes with a 1.28-inch AMOLED display with 416 x 416 pixels resolution and 326ppi pixel density.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ to go on sale in India on September 7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ are tipped to go on sale in India on September 7. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablets were announced globally alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series earlier this month.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series was recently spotted on Amazon India confirming that Samsung tablets will be launched in India.
BSNL to launch its IPTV service on August 27 in India
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is reportedly set to launch its internet protocol television (IPTV) service in India. The state-owned telecom operator has revealed that it will launch the service on August 27.
The new service is all set to launch in the Kerala circle on a trial basis. The development was shared by PG Nirmal, BSNL Kerala general manager for sales and marketing in a letter to the operator’s business area heads. The letter confirms that the IPTV service trial runs will be held in Ernakulam, Alleppey, and Thrissur from August 27 to October 31. The operator has further revealed that it will provide free-to-cost FTA channels for one month for those who register for BSNL IPTV service on September 10. The offer is only valid for the aforemnetioned trial areas in the said regions.
Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 and Inspire 2 fitness wearables announced
Fitbit has announced the launch of its new range of smart wearable devices. The company has revealed Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness band.
The Fitbit Sense comes with a price tag of Rs 34,999. The Fitbit Versa is priced at Rs 26,499, while the fitness band, Fitbit Inspire 2 comes with a price tag of Rs 10,999. The fitness wearables will be available for pre-orders in the US and it will be launched in India by the fourth quarter of 2020.
Gionee M30 with massive 10,000mAh battery announced
Gionee has announced the launch of its latest smartphone with massive battery backup. The company has introduced the Gionee M30 smartphone in its home market China. The Gionee M30 comes with a price tag of Rs 1399 Yuan (approx. Rs 15,000) and it will be available in Black colour options. The phone comes with a faux leather finish at the back panel with a single-camera setup at the back panel and a punch-hole design for the front-camera situated at the top-right corner of the display.
Asus Zenfone 7 series launch today: Here's what you need to know
Asus is all set to launch its latest Zenfone 7 series in Taiwan. The company is said to be working to launch Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro during the launch event. The brand has revealed that smartphones will be launched via an online event in its home country. The event is scheduled to take place 2:00 PM local time or 11:30 AM IST. The event will be live-streamed on the company's official Youtube channel.