Technology News Today, 31 August 2020 LIVE Updates: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Reliance Retail, Redmi 9 and more
Today Technology News live updates: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Reliance Retail, Redmi 9 and more
Tecno Camon 16 Series launching on September 3
Tecno will be launching the Camon 16 series smartphones via an AR event on September 3. The online launch event will be live-streamed on YouTube on the said date at 10.30 P.M.
The Tecno Camon 16 series will be the direct successor of the Camon 15 series including the Camon 15 Pro and Camon 15 smartphones. Both devices were introduced in February this year.
LG announces CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector
LG has announced its new CineBeam 4K Laser projector and will showcase it at the IFA 2020 that is scheduled to begin next month. In addition to its cinematic quality picture, this model offers easy and convenient access to movies released direct to streaming services via compatibility with popular content streaming apps.
LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector features 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution up to 300 inches (diagonally) with 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness, covering 97 percent of the DCI-P3 color space with its dual laser system. The projector’s laser light source is extremely reliable and durable, with a lifespan of approximately 20,000 hours.
Read more: LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector announced
Xiaomi opens its 3000th Mi Store in India
Xiaomi has today revealed that it has opened its 3000 Mi Store in India. With this, the company claims that it has emerged as the largest exclusive brand retail network in India last year, as per a study conducted by Channelplay and continues to expand its footprint in the country with the launch of its 3000th Mi Store.
The new store is now open in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. With this announcement, Mi Stores are now present across 850 cities in the country. Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store on 15th August 2018 in Bengaluru and in little over 2 years, it has reached the milestone of 3000 Mi Stores in the country.
The brand says that it has been able to generate employment for over 6000 people across India with its Mi Store outlet. Mi India currently has 75+ Mi Homes, 45+ Mi Studios, 8000+ Mi Preferred Partners and 4000+ Large format Retail partners along with 3000 Mi Stores.
Read more: Xiaomi opens its 3000th Mi Store in India
Exclusive: Micromax to launch two TWS earbuds in India this month
Micromax is all set to enter the wireless earbuds segment in India. Sources close to the development told The Mobile Indian that the brand is planning to launch two truly wireless earbuds in the country.
Sources further revealed that the latest TWS earbuds will be launched in India this month. The company is planning to launch one of the earbuds at Rs 999. The budget-centric earbuds will be available for purchase on Amazon. The second wireless earbuds will be priced at Rs 4999 and it will be available for purchase from offline stores. Micromax is looking to partner with Croma to launch these TWS earbuds. That said, there is no information available about the features and other specs of the upcoming wireless earbuds, so we suggest you stay tuned with us for more details
Samsung launches new range of wind-free ACs
Samsung has today launched its new range of Wind-Free ACs, India’s first air conditioners with PM 1.0 filtration capability. The new range of ACs are suitable for residential and commercial applications, the new range is available in three panel variants – 1-way Cassette for unilateral air flow, 4-way Cassette for synchronized air flow in four directions and 360 Cassette for omni-directional airflow.
The new Wind-Free ACs will be available in three models – 1-Way Cassette, 4-Way Cassette and 360 Cassette with prices starting at Rs 90,000 + GST. These are available across offline retail and online channels.
Netflix offers free access to select Original movies and series
Netflix is offering a limited free access to its Original movies and series for those who don’t have an account. The company is offering a host series to watch for free.
The list include Stranger Things, Murder Mystery, Élite, Boss Baby: Back in Business, Bird Box, When They See Us, Love Is Blind, The Two Popes, Our Planet, and Grace and Frankie. One can watch the full movie with all language options. However, one can only watch the first episode of the first season of the above-mentioned titles. Users don't need an account to watch the content for free.
Furthermore, the company has set up a dedicated page for streaming content for free on its platform. The company has revealed that one can browse the free content on computers including Windows and Macs along with Android devices. However, iOS, Smart TVs and Fire Stick, does not support this feature. The company says that a 30 second skippable ad will be played before every title. “Visit netflix.com/watch-free to get a peek at the type of entertainment you can expect from us by watching the first episode of some of our most popular shows,” the company said.
Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom receive new update
Realme has started rolling out a new update to its Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom smartphones. Both the smartphones were launched in India in June this year.
The update brings the latest security patch along with new features. The update comes with version number RMX2081PU_11.A.41 for both Realme smartphones. The official changelog reveals that the update brings the August 2020 security patch to Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom. The update also adds the Super nighttime standby feature on both the smartphones.
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G could soon launch in India
Xiaomi recently launched Redmi 9 in India and now will be launching Redmi 9A on September 2 as well. Now Redmi K30 5G is ALSO reported to be launched in India soon.
As per a report by Pricebaba, in collaboration with tipster Ishan Agarwal, the Redmi K30 5G may be launched in India possibly with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The phone might be the first Redmi phone with 5G support in the country.
To recall, Redmi K30 5G was launched with Redmi K30 in December last year in China. The Redmi K30 was launched in India in February as the Poco X2.
Google Pay starts rolling out NFC-based card payments in India
Google has reportedly started rolling out NFC-backed credit and debit cards as a payment method in India. The new feature would help Google to initiate tokenized payments cards.
As per a report by Android Police, Google Pay has been rolling out support for adding debit and credit cards. Users need to verify their card by entering the OTP they get from the bank to add their card on the application. Once the user registers the feature, Google Pay will bring tap and pay functionality that can be used with any NFC-enabled smartphone to make touchless payments via NFC-powered terminals.
Reliance Retail acquires Future Group’s retail, wholesale and supply chain business
Reliance Retail has announced that it is acquiring Future Group operations in India. The company has revealed that it is buying the latter retail, wholesale and logistics and warehousing business in the country.
Reliance Retail has bought the Future Group for a price of Rs 24,713 crore. The acquisition is a part of Future Group's decision of merging certain companies and carrying on the businesses into Future Enterprises Limited (FEL). As per the scheme, Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited will be taking over the retail and wholesale business of Future Group and the logistics and warehousing businesses will be also given to Reliance Retail.
Samsung Galaxy M51 goes official
Samsung has quietly announced the Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone in the German market today. The phone is priced at 360 Euro (approx. Rs 31,400) for its sole 6GB+128GB model. Samsung Galaxy M51 comes in White and Black colours.
The major highlight of the Galaxy M51 is the 7000mAh battery which will also support 25W fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy M51 is expected to debut in India in the second week of September and said to be priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000.
iGear launches Impulse powerbank
Indian Gadgets and Smartphone Accessories brand iGear has announced the launch of Impulse Wireless Charging Mobile Power Bank. The iGear Impulse Wireless Charging Mobile Power Bank is available for an exclusive price of Rs 1,999 on Amazon India and Croma.
The 4-in-1 powerbank is a unique smartphone-cum-travel accessory and is a single solution for the simplest requirements. Key features of the iGear Impulse includes a unique collapsible and compact design, a built-in power bank, wireless charging, and multi-coloured night light.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 key specifications revealed online ahead of official launch
Samsung recently teased the launch of its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, during the Galaxy Note 20 series event and it has also revealed that it will be launching the smartphone on September 1 during an Unpacked Part 2 event. Now, ahead of official launch, key details about the foldable smartphone have been leaked online.
As per a report by WinFuture.de, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphone will be available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colour options. The foldable smartphone will be available at a price of EUR 1,799 (approx. Rs 1,75,425) in the UK and 1949 Euros (approx. Rs 1,69,800) in Europe.
Moto G9 first sale today
Moto G9 first sale will be held today on Flipkart. The new Motorola smartphone debuted in the country last week. The key features include huge 5,000mAh battery, 48MP triple rear cameras and a 6.5-inch 20:9 Max Vision display.
The Motorola G9 smartphone is Rs 11,499 for the single, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and it comes in Forest Green and Sapphire Blue colour options.
Redmi 9 to go on its first sale today at 12 Noon
Redmi 9 will go on its first sale to be held today on Amazon and Mi.com at 12P.M. The phone was launched recently in India.
Redmi 9 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. Redmi 9 comes in Sporty Orange, Sky Blue and Carbon Black colours.
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