Technology News Today, 04 September 2020 Highlight: MediaTek, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and more
Today Technology News Highlight: MediaTek, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and more
Honor GS Pro and ES smartwatches announced
Huawei’s Honor brand has today announced its Honor Watch GS Pro and ES smartwatches at its IFA event. The wearable is priced at €249.9 (Rs 21,640 approx.) and it comes in Black, White and Camo Blue colours.
The Honor Watch ES comes in black, pink and white colours and is priced at €100 (Rs 8,700 approx.).
Realme 6 and Realme 6i receive price cut
Realme has slashed the price of Realme 6 and Realme 6i smartphones in India. The price cut comes after Realme 7 along with Realme 7 Pro and several other products were launched at an event in India yesterday.
Realme 6 is now priced at Rs 13,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, Rs 14,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, Rs 15,999 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and Rs 16,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Realme 6i, on the other hand, is now priced at Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and Rs 13,999 for 6B RAM and 64GB storage.
Realme 6 Pro receives new update
Realme has rolled out a new software update to its Realme 6 Pro smartphone. The update brings August 2020 Security Patch along with other major improvements.
The Realme 6 Pro latest OTA update version number is RMX2061_11.A.31 and it is rolling out in a phased manner in India. Realme took to its online community to announce the rollout of the latest Realme 6 Pro update.
The official changelog reveals that the update adds the Super nighttime standby feature and the smooth scrolling feature. It also adds the Super Power Saving Mode, long press to copy IMEI in the status information interface, Deep cleanup feature in Process Manager and Icon Pull-down gesture feature in launcher settings.
OneUI 2.5 update rolled to Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
Soon after rolling out the OneUI 2.5 update Samsung Galaxy S10 series, Samsung has now rolled out the update to Galaxy Note 10 series phones as well.
The One UI 2.5 is now rolling out to the international variants of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 Lite as well as the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The update brings along the September 2020 Android security patch to the Galaxy Note 10 series, reports SamMobile.
The OTA update is said to be rolled out to users in a phased manner. Users can expect a notification for the update in the coming days. In terms of the features, the OneUI 2.5 update brings a number of new features on the phones which is identical to the Galaxy S10 changelog.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro leaked online
Huawei launched the Watch GT 2 smartwatch last year in India starting at Rs 14,990. Now, a supposed successor to the Watch GT 2 which could be called the Watch GT 2 Pro has leaked online.
The renders and specifications of the upcoming HUAWEI Watch GT 2 Pro have been leaked by Roland Quandt of WinFuture. According to the tipster, the new smartwatch will be a minor upgrade to the last year’s Watch GT 2. For the pricing, the tipster says that the smartwatch will be available in Germany in the coming weeks for around €280.
Poco M2 teased with 6GB RAM
Poco, the sub-brand of Xiaomi will be launching Poco M2 in India on September 8. Now ahead of launch, Poco has started teasing the upcoming launch on its Twitter handle.
As per a recent teaser shared by Poco India’s Twitter handle, the upcoming Poco M2 will be the “most affordable 6GB RAM phone”. The tweet reads "More RAM, more fun! Get ready to experience #PowerFTW with the most affordable 6GB RAM phone, #POCOM2".
Redmi 9A goes on sale today
Redmi 9A was launched in India earlier this week. The phone will now go on sale for the first time today at 12 P.M via Amazon and Mi.com.
Redmi 9A is priced in India at Rs 6,799, while the 3GB + 32GB variant is priced at Rs 7,499. The smartphone comes in Midnight Black, Nature Green, and Sea Blue colour options.
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C announced
MediaTek has today announced the launch of its latest 5G smartphone chip, the Dimensity 1000C, which debuted first in the United States. The Dimensity 1000C will power LG’s newest device, the LG Velvet on T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network.
The latest processor from MediaTek is built using a 7nm process and it is said to provide super fast 5G speeds. The Dimensity 1000C features four Arm-Cortex-A77 CPU cores and four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating up to 2GHz, with a large, low-latency communal cache that improves performance and power-efficiency.
The chipset comes with five Arm Mali-G57 GPU cores. The chipset is loaded with the MediaTek AI processing unit (APU 3.0) that combines three different types of AI processors. This helps for AI-camera, AI-assistant, in-app and OS-enhancements for fluid smartphone experiences.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max now available 24x7
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is now available for open sale via Amazon and Mi.com, which means, you can now buy the device anytime any day of the week.
Redmi India announced the availability of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on its Twitter handle. Interested customers who want to buy the smartphone, will not have to wait for flash sales now and can buy the smartphone 24x7 on both the portals.