Technology News Today, 29 July 2020 Highlights: Nubia Red Magic 5s, Nubia Watch and more
Today Technology News highlights: Nubia Red Magic 5s, Nubia Watch and more
Nokia 2.4 tipped to be announced at IFA 2020
Nokia Mobile is planning to announce three new Nokia smartphones later this year. Reportedly, one of them will be Nokia 2.4 which will be announced at IFA 2020.
Nokia 2.4 with codename Wolverine is set to go official at the upcoming IFA 2020 event in Berlin, which is scheduled for September this year, Nokiamob.net reports. The other two smartphones will be Nokia 6.3 and Nokia 7.3.
Nokia 2.4 will be the successor of the Nokia 2.3 smartphone. The Nokia 2.4 is powered by the MediaTek MT6762V/WB chipset, which is the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. To recall, the Nokia 2.3 is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 processor.
Read more: Nokia 2.4 tipped to be announced at IFA 2020
Samsung introduces Referral programme, Student programme and more in India
Samsung has announced the launch of three new programmes on its online store. The company has introduced Samsung Referral Program, Samsung Student Program and Samsung Shop 20K Advantage in the country. Through this programme, the company is given an option to enhance the value proposition when they shop online from Samsung.com.
Sony HT-G700 soundbar launched in India
Sony has today announced the launch of its new soundbar in India. The brand has introduced Sony HT-G700 soundbar in the country and it comes with a price tag of Rs 39,990.
The latest soundbar will be available for purchase from July 29, 2020, and it will be available Sony retail stores (Sony Center and Sony Exclusive), major electronic stores and other e-commerce websites in India.
Read more: Sony HT-G700 soundbar launched in India
Huawei MatePad 10.8 key features revealed ahead of July 30 launch
Huawei has revealed that it will be launching a new tablet on July 30. Now, ahead of the official launch, key features of the upcoming tablet have been leaked online. The smartphone has been listed on JD.com, which reveals the key specifications of the upcoming Huawei MatePad 10.8 tablet.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick launching on August 5 in India
Seems like Xiaomi is all set to launch a new device in India. The company has started teasing the launch of Mi TV Stick on its Twitter handle.
The tweet, however, does not announce the name of the device to be launched but it should be Mi TV Stick which was launched recently globally.
As per the tweet, the new device that will make the TV smart to experience entertainment like never before along with #PlugItMakeItSmart. Read More: Xiaomi Mi TV Stick to be launched on August 5 in India
BSNL re-introduces 200Mbps broadband plan
BSNL has reintroduced its 200Mbps broadband plan in the Telangana circle. The Fiber-to-the-home plan was earlier available in Chennai and Telangana circles. But it was later removed from both the circles.
Now BSNL has announced that the 200 Mbps has been reintroduced in the Telangana circle till October 19, 2020. The plan is priced at Rs 1999 per month.
The plan is dubbed as ‘Fibro Combo ULD 1999 CS55’ and it offers up to 200Mbps speeds and it comes with up to 1500GB of data. Once the data limit is exhausted, users can surf the internet with reduced speed of 2Mbps. Read More: BSNL re-introduces 200Mbps broadband plan
LG Velvet 4G launched
LG has silently launched a 4G version of LG Velvet smartphone in Europe. The phone is now listed on the official German website. To recall, the LG Velvet 5G was launched earlier this year.
The pricing for the LG Velvet 4G has been set at EUR 499 for a single 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.1 memory variant. This is significantly cheaper than the 5G model that costs EUR 650.
The 4G LG Velvet is exactly identical to the 5G LG Velvet, from the design to the cameras except for the chipset. The 4G variant, however, runs on an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor as compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset in the 5G variant.
Mysterious Gionee smartphone with 10,000mAh battery spotted online
Gionee is reportedly working on a new smartphone that will come with a massive 10000mAh battery. The smartphone has been found listed on Chinese regulatory website TENAA revealing some key features and design language.
The listing reveals that the smartphone will come with model number Gionee 20200418. As per the listing, the smartphone will come with an old design language. The front panel comes with a normal 16:9 display and there are thick bezels at the top and bottom panel of the device. Furthermore, the back panel comes with a single-camera setup along with a LED flash and one can also see a physical fingerprint sensor. The upcoming Gionee smartphone is quite thick in nature and it looks bulky as well. The phone comes with Black and Blue colour options.
Sony A7S III full-frame mirrorless camera announced
Sony has announced the launch of its latest full-frame mirrorless camera. Dubbed as Sony A7S III, the mirrorless camera comes loaded with a host of interesting features and specs.
The new Alpha 7S III Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will be available in September 2020 for approximately $3,499.99 USD and $4,799.99 CAD. The latest mirrorless camera comes with a 35mm full-frame 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated full frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor. It comes with Bionz XR image processing engine that provides up to eighth times more processing and imaging features as compared to its predecessor.
Tecno Spark 6 Air launching in India on July 30
Tecno Mobile is all set to launch its new smartphone under its Spark series in India this week. Dubbed as Tecno Spark 6 Air, the phone will be launched in India on July 30.
The company is teasing its upcoming smartphone launch with "#BestBattery" from last few days on its official twitter handle. The tweet suggests that the phone will be arriving with a huge display. Tecno is claiming it to be the best battery smartphone.
RAEGR AirDrums 400 TWS Mini Bluetooth Speaker launched
Bengaluru-based homegrown consumer lifestyle technology brand RAEGR today announced the launch of a new ultra-portable ‘AirDrums 400 TWS Mini Bluetooth Speaker.’ AirDrums 400 TWS Mini Bluetooth Speaker comes in two colour variants - Black and White and available in single and twin speaker packs.
The pocket-sized RAEGR AirDrums 400 TWS Mini Bluetooth Speaker will be available for an introductory price Rs 1,499 on Amazon India. It is also available as a single speaker unit for Rs 799. It comes with a warranty of 1 Year + Extra 6 months.
The RAEGR AirDrums 400 is a tiny twin-speaker TWS kit. The speakers are suitable for leisure, entertainment, office, indoor, outdoor, and others. This wireless speaker is compatible with multiple devices such as tablets, laptops, desktop computers and mobile phones.
Amazon Alexa gets update home screen with new update
Amazon has started rolling out a new update to its Alexa application with a new home screen with updated navigation and more. The update is coming to iOS and Android.
The company has revealed that the update will give customers access to frequently-used app features directly from the home screen. The update also brings a simplified layout so that they can find out everything from the home screen. The app will also provide personalised suggestions including accessing reminders or listening to an Audible Book.
Nubia Red Magic 5S goes official
Nubia has unveiled its new 5G-enabled gaming smartphone - the Red Magic 5S in China. The phone is priced at 3799 yuan (Rs. 40,630 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version, 4399 yuan (Rs. 47,035 approx.) for the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version and 4999 yuan (Rs. 53,450 approx.) for the 16GB RAM with 256GB storage variant. Nubia Red Magic 5S comes in Sonic Silver and Pulse colours.
Nubia Red Magic 5S features 6.65-inches full HD+ AMOLED display with 1080 × 2340 pixels resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by 2.84Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 865 7nm processor with Adreno 650 GPU and support for 5G SA/NSA dual-mode. The Red Magic 5GS has upto 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Nubia Watch with flexible AMOLED display announced
Nubia has announced the launch of its latest smartwatch known as Nubia Watch. The company has also introduced its latest gaming-centric earbuds known as Red Magic TWS gaming headset along with a new range of audio accessories.
The Nubia Watch comes with a price tag of 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 19,300) and it is available in Black, Green and Red colour options. The smartwatch will go on sale in China from August 5. The Nubia Red Magic gaming earphones are priced 2999 Yuan (approx Rs 3,200). The company has also introduced a new range of Bluetooth accessories including neck-band gaming headset for 399 Yuan (approx. Rs 4,300), wired headset for 99 Yuan (approx. Rs 1060), and Red Magic Gamepad for 379 Yuan.