Technology News Today, 6 October Highlights: Poco C3, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, gadgets, apps and more
Today Technology News Highlights: Poco C3, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, gadgets, apps and more
LinkedIn launches Stories in India
The new feature is called stories and you can related the feature to other social networking apps like Instagram, Facebook that have a similar thing.
Read More: LinkedIn Launches Story feature for India
With LinkedIn Stories, members can share regular and casual updates and experiences from their professional lives, start lightweight conversations, and offer a new way to stay connected with their network. Further, inventive stickers bring visual excitement to LinkedIn Stories.
Flipkart launches new Nokia Smart TVs
Flipkart, the e-commerce service is launching a range of new TVs under the Nokia branding which are powered by sound by Onkyo.
This range will mark Nokia’s entry into the mainstream screen sizes with variants of 32-inch priced at Rs.12,999 and 43-inch priced at Rs.22,999 in HD ready and Full HD resolution respectively, along with 43-inch priced at Rs.28,999, 50-inch priced at Rs.33,999, 55-inch priced at 39,999 and 65-inch priced at Rs.59,999 in Ultra HD range.
These new Nokia Smart TVs are made in India and will be available starting 15th October as a part of Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale.e.
Reliance Jio partners with USP Studios
Reliance Jio has partnered with kids content creator USP Studios thus strengthening its platform’s offering for kids in India.
Through this partnership with USP Studios, Jio users will now have access to 8 exciting edutainment apps including Kids First, Kids TV India, Junior Squad Kid Songs, Top Nursery Rhymes, Kids Channel India, Bob The Train, Little Treehouse Rhymes, and Farmees Nursery Rhymes.
USP Studios fun learning apps will be available for Jio users in English and other regional languages for free August 2020 onwards.
Bose Launches 5 new products for Indian Market
Bose, the audiophile company is launching a range of new products for the Indian market including 3 new sunglass frames and 2 new TWS earbuds. The 3 new frames include Tempo, Tenor, Soprano and the 2 new earbuds are Bose Quiet Comfort (QC) Earbuds and Bose Sport Earbuds.
All 3 frames will be sold for Rs 21,900. Interchangeable lenses for all variants for Tempo Sport will be sold for Rs 2990. Interchangeable lenses for Tenor & Soprano will be sold for Rs 1990 (Faded) and Rs 2990 (Rose Mirror, Blue Mirror, Silver Mirror).
The QC Earbuds will be sold for Rs 26,990 and the Sport Earbuds will be sold for Rs 17,990.
Wings Slay wireless earbuds launched
Wings lifestyle has unveiled Wings Slay wireless earbuds at Rs 1799. It is available exclusively on Flipkart now. The wireless Wings Slay earbuds will be available in excotic red and classic black colours.
The whole package consists of 1 Pair of Earbuds, Charging Case, 3 Pair of Ear Tips, Micro USB Charging Cable, User Manual and a Warranty Card.
Galaxy S20 FE launched in India
The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE that debuted globally just last month, is now making its way to India. Samsung has launched the new Fan Edition Galaxy S20 in India at a price of Rs 49,999, the pre-booking for which will commence on October 9th.
Consumers can pre-book Galaxy S20 FE starting October 9, 2020 on Samsung.com and across leading retail stores. The device will be available in Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy and Cloud White colour options.
The device is powered by Exynos 990, has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display and is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging.
Realme electric toothbrush, power bank, soundbar to be launched on Oct 7
Realme will be launching several IoT products in India on October 7. Just yesterday, Realme confirmed to launch its first home security camera the same day, now the company has also announced to launch electric toothbrush, 20000mAh power bank, and soundbar as well at the event tomorrow.
To recall, Realme will also be launching Realme Buds Wireless Pro, Buds Air Pro, Realme Smart SLED 4K TV and Realme 7i in India on October 7.
Poco C3 launched in India
Xiaomi spin-off Poco India has today launched Poco C3 smartphone in India. The phone is priced at Rs 7,499 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option and Rs 8,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option.
The Poco C3 comes in three colour options including Arctic Blue, Lime Green and Matte Black. The smartphone will be available starting from October 16t during Big Billion Days sale.
Apple stops selling audio products from other brands
Apple used to sell wireless noise-cancelling earphones, headphones, wireless speakers from brands like Bose, Sonos, but the products have now been removed from the Apple Store website.
The news first broke out through Bloomberg, who reported that by the end of last month, the products disappeared from the website. Apple may have done so because of its upcoming rumoured audio products including a smart HomePod speaker and over-the-ear headphones.
BSNL offering 25 Percent extra data
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced special festival season offer for all prepaid mobile customers on the celebration of their 20th foundation day by announcing BSNL additional data offer for its customers all over India.
On account of 'Customer Delight Month' BSNL is celebrating October 2020 by offering 25% extra free data usage on all prepaid plan vouchers and Data with STVs. This offer has been introduced until October 31 only.
Boult Audio introduces new TWS earbuds
Boult Audio has announced a new set of Truly Wireless LED light-powered earbuds called Zigbuds that will be available for purchase exclusively on Amazon for Rs 2,499.
The new Zigbuds comes with IPX7 water resistant feature and with a frequency response of 2402mhz-2480mhz.
The new model is equipped with a 10mm neodymium driver and high capacity lithium ion battery delivering 18 hours of playback time with a single charge. Additionally, Zigbuds comes with inbuilt mic and touch control to switch instantly between music and ph one
Asus ROG Phone 3 12GB/128GB variant launched
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the launch of the 12GB / 128GB variant of ROG Phone 3. The launch of this variant brings high performance 12GB RAM at a more affordable price point for ROG Phone 3 Fans. Currently, only the 12GB/256GB and 8GB/128GB variants were available for purchase.
The 8GB/128GB variant sells for Rs 49,999, the new 12GB/128GB variant will sell for Rs 52,999 and the 12GB/256GB variant will sell for Rs 57,999. The new variant is launching during the BBD sale on Flipkart starting 16th October.
Instagram will soon add shopping features in IGTV and Reels
The company is now looking to expand the monetization possibilities on its platform by adding shopping features to IGTV (another video based application by Instagram) and Reels. The new shopping feature is currently rolling out to all IGTV users while Reels will get it later this year.
If the maker of the video has promoted or showcased any product, the viewer will now be able to buy that product straight away from IGTV or Reels.
Vivo V20 to launch on October 13 in India
Vivo has announced to launch its V20 smartphone on October 13 in India. The smartphone will be a successor to the Vivo V19 launched earlier this year.
Flipkart has already created a dedicated microsite for the upcoming launch confirming that the phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart after launch. We expect the Vivo V20 sale to start during the Flipkart Big Billion Days starting October 16.
OnePlus Buds Z to launch on October 14
OnePlus will be launching OnePlus 8T flagship smartphone in India on October 14. Now the company has announced to launch a new pair of earbuds as well on October 14.
The earbuds will be the OnePlus Buds Z which OnePlus has confirmed to be IP55-rated for dust and water resistance. They will be launched in India alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14 in a virtual event that will begin at 7:30 PM IST on the OnePlus India website.
Poco C3 to launch in India Today
Poco will be launching Poco C3 in India today, October 6 at 12 PM. The launch event will be live-streamed on YouTube and other Poco India social media channels.
Poco C3 is expected to be priced under Rs 10,000 in the country. A recent leak suggested that the phone will have an MRP (Maximum Retail Price) of Rs 10,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant.
The upcoming Poco C3 is being teased on Flipkart which has revealed its key specifications, including the camera, battery, display, RAM, and more. The listing has confirmed that the smartphone will be available on Flipkart after its launch.
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