Technology News Today, 27 August 2020 Highlights: Realme C15, Realme 7, Samsung Galaxy A12 and more
Today Technology News Highlights: Realme C15, Realme 7, Samsung Galaxy A12 and more
Uber auto rentals service launched
Uber has launched a 24x7 Auto Rentals service in six cities in India. The service allows riders to book an auto and its driver for up to 8 hours with the liberty to make multiple stops along a journey.
The service has been made available in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune.
The Uber auto rental package starts at Rs 149 for a one-hour trip or a trip covering 10km, with the option of selecting from multiple hourly packages that can be booked up to a maximum of 8 hours. In cases of extra time and distance, you will be charged at Rs 9.5 per km and Rs 1 per minute.
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth will now head Europe and India markets
Madhav Sheth, Vice President Realme and CEO, Realme India has been elevated to now head the brand’s presence and business operations in the Europe region. Besides leading the Europe mandate, Madhav will continue to be the CEO of Realme India, as well.
Under the new designation of Vice President, Realme and CEO, Realme India and Europe, Madhav will lead the product, marketing and sales functions in the Europe market, starting with the countries of Spain, France, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
Realme 2 Pro gets new update
Realme 2 Pro has started receiving a new update in India which brings August Android security patch along with some key optimisations and system improvements.
The new update comes with version number RMX1801EX_11.F.10. In order to check for the latest update, users can go to Settings>Software Update.
As per the changelog posted on the Realme website, the update adds OTG Switch toggles of the notification panel and optimizes the logic of flight mode, which will not affect the Bluetooth status after opening. It adds the feature of long press the icon to uninstall the app in the drawer mode.
LG PuriCare wearable air purifier announced
LG has announced the launch of its new wearable air purifier. The latest air purifier will be showcased at the upcoming IFA 2020 event.
The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier provides a new level of portable protection and it will be available starting in the fourth quarter in select markets. The wearable air purifier comes with two H13 HEPA filters, which are the same types of filters used in the company’s range of home air purifiers. The company has revealed that the filters can be easily replaced enabling PuriCare Wearable to supply fresh, clean air indoor and out.
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Realme 6, 6i update brings August security patch, Smooth scrolling feature and more
Realme has started rolling out a new update to its Realme 6 smartphones. The brand has rolled out a new update to Realme 6 and Realme 6i smartphones in India.
The update brings the latest security patch along with new features. The update comes with version number RMX2001_11.B.45 for the Realme 6 and RMX2002_11.B.45 for Realm 6i. The official changelog reveals that the update brings the August 2020 security patch to both the smartphones. The update also adds the new Smooth scrolling feature on both the smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy M51 to be available on Amazon
Samsung is gearing up to launch its next-generation smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M51. Now, ahead of launch, the availability of the smartphone has been revealed by the company.
Samsung Galaxy M51 will be available for purchase from Amazon India website. The e-commerce giant has rolled out a microsite for the upcoming smartphone. The microsite reveals that the smartphone will come with a punch-hole design and it comes with a tagline “Meanest Monster Ever”.
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Redmi 9 launched in India
Redmi 9 smartphone has been today launched in India. The phone is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 4GB and 64GB storage and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage options. The memory can be further expanded up to 512GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.
The phone will be available for sale on mi.co and Amazon India starting August 31. Redmi 9 comes in Sporty Orange, Sky Blue and Carbon Black colours.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro receives EMUI 10.1 update in India
Huawei has started rolling out the EMUI 10.1 for Huawei Mate 20 Pro in India. The phone earlier received Android 10 based EMUI 10 update last year.
The news of the update comes from Huawei Central, who reported that customers in India are receiving version 10.1.0.291 upgrading from EMUI 10.0.0.234 on their Mate 20 Pro units. The latest update weighs in at 4.80GB. The update also brings July 2020 security patch to the device.
Samsung Galaxy M31s back in stock
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy M31s in India last month. The first sale was held in the Amazon Prime Day sale that took place earlier this month. However, it went out of stock shortly after. Now, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy M31s will be available for purchase on Amazon India again starting August 27.
Apart from Amazon India, the Samsung Galaxy M31s will also be available via Samsung.com and select retail stores across the country. The phone is priced at Rs 19,499 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage while the 8GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 21,499. It comes in in Mirage Blue and Mirage Black colour options.
Samsung Galaxy A12 storage options revealed
Earlier this year, Samsung launched Galaxy A11 smartphone in Vietnam. Now the company is working on its successor which is dubbed as Samsung Galaxy A12. It will be another budget phone in the company's A Series of smartphones.
According to a report by SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy A12 will bear model number SM-A125F and it won’t be drastically different compared to its predecessor. It will come with 32GB and 64GB storage variants. However, there is no information on the RAM. To recall, the Galaxy A11 only has 32GB storage.
Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro confirmed to launch on September 3
Realme has confirmed that it will be launching its latest Realme 7 series in India next month. The brand has confirmed that the upcoming series will be launched in India on September 3.
The brand has also confirmed that the new series will include Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro smartphones. The teaser image also confirms that the smartphones will come with 65W SuperDart fast charging solution as well.
Realme C15 first sale today
Realme C15 will go on sale today or the first time in India. The sale will be held on Flipkart and Realme.com at 12 noon today.
Realme C15 was launched alongside Realme C12 in India this month. 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.