Technology News Today, 28 August 2020 Highlights: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Gadgets and more
Today Technology News Highlights: Samsung has announced that on Sept 2 it will share more details of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.
Samsung Galaxy A21s price dropped
Samsung Galaxy A21s has received a price cut in India of Rs 1,000. The phone comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB and 6GB RAM + 64GB variants. It comes in Black, Blue, and White colour options.
Samsung Galaxy A21s 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 14,999 and 6GB variant is now priced at Rs 16,499. Both the variants price have been slashed by Rs 1,000.
OnePlus Clover key details leaked
OnePlus launched OnePlus Nord mid-range smartphone this year in India and around the world. Now, the company is also looking to enter the budget segment with the OnePlus Clover.
According to a report from AndroidCentral, OnePlus will soon be launching a new entry-level device which will be dubbed as OnePlus Clover. The phone will reportedly feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC. It is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 14,000 and it is likely to debut as the cheapest phone from the brand. And unlike the OnePlus Nord, the Clover is said to also launch in the US.
BSNL IPTV service launched
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched its internet protocol television (IPTV) service in India. At the moment, the services are only available in Kerala circle.
In Kerala, the IPTV service trial is available in three areas only, that includes Ernakulam, Alleppey, and Thrissur. Also, the trial period will last from August 27 to October 31.
Redmi 9A India launch set for September 2
Redmi 9A aka ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ will be launched in India on September 2. The company has announced that will Redmi 9A go on sale for the first time on September 4. This comes after Redmi 9 was launched in India yesterday.
To recall, the Redmi 9A was launched alongside the Redmi 9C in global markets back in June this year. While the Redmi 9C has been launched in India as Redmi 9, the Redmi 9A is arriving with the same name.
Infinix Note 7 tipped to launch in India next month
Infinix launched the Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 Lite smartphones earlier this year in April. Now Infinix Note 7 is tipped to launch in India next month.
Infinix Note 7 India launch could take place in the second week of September. However, it is not known if the company will also launch Infnix Note 7 Lite as well alongside Note 7. Both the phones feature punch-hole displays, 48MP quad-camera setups, big batteries and MediaTek processors.
Sony Xperia 5 II specifications and renders leaked
Sony will host a new product launch event on September 17 in which it is expected to announce its Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone. Now Sony Xperia 5 II renders and specifications have been leaked online.
According to a report in Android Headlines, the Sony Xperia 5 II will sport a 6.1-inch full-HD+ HDR OLED display with an aspect ratio of 21:9, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch-sensing rate and HDR support. The smartphone will come with 5G connectivity.
Amazon enters into fitness gadget market, introduces Halo app, Halo Band
Amazon has announced the launch of its new fitness and subscription-based service known as Amazon Halo. The company has introduced a new fitness band, which does not have a screen, while the app and band are touted to analyse positivity and energy in the user.
Customers in the U.S. can request early access to Amazon Halo starting today. Through the early access period, Amazon Halo will be available for a special price of $64.99 including 6 months of Halo membership (regular price: $99.99). The membership automatically renews for $3.99 per month after the initial 6 months.
The brand has also introduced three colour combinations for Amazon Halo Band including a Black fabric band with an Onyx sensor capsule, a Blush fabric band with a Rose Gold sensor capsule, or a Winter fabric band with a Silver sensor capsule. Customers can purchase fabric accessory bands for the special early access price of $19.99 each. The company has introduced Six additional fabric colour options including, Denim, Hummingbird, Mint Edge, Olive, Unicorn, and Volcano. Furthermore, customers can purchase sport accessory bands for the special early access price of $15.99 each, with nine colour options available including Ash, Black, Dark Mint, Domino, Lavender, Pink Slate, Seafoam, Sunset, and White.
OnePlus Nord suffers from Bluetooth connectivity issues
OnePlus launched OnePlus Nord smartphone this year in India and around the world. Now, multiple people are reporting that they are facing Bluetooth connectivity issue.
It is to be noted that OnePlus Nord has already received five system updates with various bug fixes within a month of its release. Despite that, people are facing Bluetooth connectivity issue on their units. Apart from this, many users are also reporting display tint issue on their units.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 to be introduced on September 1 during Unpacked Part 2 event
Samsung teased its next-generation foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, during the Unpacked event along with Galaxy Note 20 series. However, the brand did not reveal many details about the upcoming foldable smartphone during the launch event.
Now, the company has revealed that it will be launching the latest Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphone next month. The brand has confirmed that the upcoming foldable smartphone will be launched on September 1 during an Unpack Part 2 virtual event. The event will kickstart at 10:00 AM ET (7:30 PM IST). During the launch event, we will get the information about the foldable smartphone along with its pricing and availability details.
Google Duo is coming to Android TV
Google, on Thursday, revealed in a blog post that they will be releasing a Google Duo Beta for Android TV. The video calling app will easily start to work on those Android TVs that have a built-in camera and you can easily initiate the call with your friends or family.
Infinix Zero 8 goes official
Infinix has announced the launch of a new smartphone, the Zero 8, in Indonesia. The smartphone comes with a price tag Rp. 3,799,000, which roughly translate to Rs 19,250.
The smartphone is available for purchase in Black and White colour options. Coming to the specifications, the Infinix Zero 8 is loaded with a 6.85-inch full HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core processor.
Realme Narzo 10A to Go on Sale in India Again Today
Realme Narzo 10A will go on sale again on Flipkart and Realme website today.
The Realme Narzo 10A features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by 2.0 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor. The phone is loaded with a 5,000mAh battery and it runs on Android 10 with Realme UI running on top of it. Realme Narzo 10A comes in two variants 3GB RAM + 32GB and 4GB RAM + 64GB which are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.