Technology News Today, 08 July 2020 Highlights Updates: Asus Rog Phone 3 Launching on July 22, Instagram Reels lauched, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Samsung, Facebook and more
Today Technology News Highlights updates:
Asus Rog Phone 3 Launching on July 22, Instagram Reels lauched, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Samsung, Facebook and more
LG GX soundbar announced with Dolby Atmos support
LG Electronics today announced its newest soundbar designed to deliver an exceptional home entertainment experience. The GX Soundbar boasts excellent sound, advanced features and sophisticated aesthetics designed to be used with the GX Gallery OLED series of TVs from LG
The new LG GX soundbar will roll out starting this month in Europe, North America, Asia as well as other key markets.
To offer maximum flexibility, the soundbar can be mounted either flush on the wall directly under the TV or supported using the included sturdy steel stand. Measuring 15H x 144.6W x 3.25D cm, the GX soundbar is identical in width and finish to the 65-inch LG GX Gallery series TV.
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Google Duo for Android reportedly gets 32 people group call feature
Google is reportedly rolling out a new update for its popular video calling application, the Google Duo. The latest update brings the ability to add 32 people in a group video call. As per a report by 9to5Google, the Android app version of the Google Duo is getting this update. With this, Android users can add up to 32 people in a group video call. The app used to support group calls of up to 12 people. The report further highlights that the company is pushing the update on the server-side, meaning that not every user has the new feature.
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TikTok Ban Effect: Instagram introduces 'Reels' in India
Instagram today announced the extension of the testing of Reels, a new video format, to India. This format offers a new way to create and share short videos on Instagram. This comes after the ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, in India.
The company said Reels will enable people to record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio, effects and new creative tools on Reels; share them with their followers on Feed; and, if they have a public account, make their reels available to the wider Instagram community through a new space in Explore.
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Realme 10000mAh 30W Dart Charge power bank to launch soon in India
Realme is gearing up to launch a new accessory for the Indian market pretty soon. The company is planning to introduce a new power bank with 30W fast charging support. The Realme India’s support page has listed the 30W Dart Charge power bank, hinting an imminent launch. The power bank will come with model number RMA156. The power bank was recently introduced in China and it retails at 199 Yuan (approx. Rs 2,200). The power bank comes with 10,000mAh battery backup and as the name suggests, it provides 30W fast charging support.
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JBL introduces new Club headphone series in India, price starts Rs 11,999
JBL has announced the launch of a new Club headphone series in India. The brand has introduced three new models under this series. JBL CLUB 700BT is priced at Rs 11,999, JBL CLUB 950 is priced Rs 17,999 and JBL CLUB One is priced at Rs 29,999. The JBL CLUB Series is available on the company’s website along with leading online and retail outlets in India.
Realme C11 with 5000mAh battery teased to launch soon in India
Seems like Realme is planning to launch Realme C11 smartphone in India soon. The company has started teasing the launch of an upcoming C series smartphone which will be none other than Realme C11.
As per a tweet by Realme and Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth, a new Realme C-series smartphone will be launching soon. However, the post did not announce the specific name of the upcoming smartphone. It just says "Stay tuned for the next addition!". Also, an exact launch date has not been revealed by the company.
Jio Platforms receives Rs 43,574 crore from Jaadhu Holdings
Jio Platforms has now received the subscription amount of ?43,574 crore from Jaadhu Holdings LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Facebook Inc). This comes after Jio announced that Intel Capital, investment arm of Intel Corporation will invest Rs 1,894.50 crore in Jio Platforms.
Jio Platforms has allotted equity shares to Jaadhu Holdings following which Jaadhu Holdings holds 9.99% of the fully diluted equity share capital of Jio Platforms. With the investment, Jaadhu Holdings is set to become the 12th investor to make an investment in Jio Platforms.
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Mediatek in talks with Indian Brands
MediaTek has revealed it is in talks with Indian brands to bring its latest series of the chipset in India. Kuldeep Malik, Country head Corporate sales & BD India, told The Mobile Indian that Indian brands are in advanced stages of talks to launch new smartphones based on MediaTek chipset.
We exclusively reported that Micromax is in advanced stages of talks with MediaTek to bring two smartphones based on MediaTek chipset. The company is planning to launch these smartphones in the month of August, the sources added. Furthermore, the phones will be entry-level smartphones.
Read in Detail: Indian brands to soon launch MediaTek-based chipset: MediaTek
Samsung Crystal 4K UHD, Unbox Magic 3.0 series of Smart TVs launched in India
Samsung has today announced the launch of its new range of Smart TVs in India. The company has introduced its 2020 Smart TV line-up with its Crystal 4K UHD and Unbox Magic 3.0 series. The latest line-up comes loaded with a host of interesting features including Samsung’s Crystal Technology along with Dual LED backlighting and more. The Crystal 4K UHD range comes with multiple screen sizes ranging from 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65inch and 75-inch. The Unbox Magic 3.0 series is available in two sizes: 32-inch and 43-inch.
Dell XPS 15 9500 with 10th-Gen Intel processors launched in India
Dell has today introduced its latest XPS 15 laptop along with XPS 13. The XPS 15 starts at Rs 186,072 including GST, available from 8th July. The XPS 13 starts at Rs 144,807 including GST, available from 8th July.
The new XPS portfolio will be available for purchase on Amazon India and at select Dell Exclusive Stores. The XPS 15 (9500) is available in Platinum Silver with Black Carbon Fiber palm rest.
Nokia 1 starts receiving Android 10 (Go Edition) update in India
HMD Global has started rolling out the latest Android 10 (Go Edition) update for the Nokia 1 device. India is part of the first wave for this update and users in the country are receiving the update.
The news comes from HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas who on Twitter announced that the company is rolling out Android 10 update to the Nokia 1. The update is rolled out in batches in several counties including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Dell XPS 13 laptop Amazon sale today at 12 P.M
Dell XPS 13 laptop will go on sale today on Amazon India at 12P.M. The price of the laptop starts at Rs 1,44,990.
Dell XPS 13 has a 13-inch screen with a screen resolution of up to UHD+ (3,840 x 2400 pixels) along with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and have a 4-sided infinity edge display with 16:10 aspect ratio.
Microsoft hires Android mobile development team for Surface Duo
Microsoft reportedly hires an Android mobile development team that will handle the development and design for its Surface Duo device. The company has acquired Movial, a software development company, to develop a team internally under the Microsoft Devices division for its upcoming foldable device. Microsoft Romania division has bought the local operations of Finnish software company Movial for an undisclosed amount. The report adds that Movial's office in Iasi will become Microsoft's fourth research and development centre in the region. Furthermore, with this deal 60 Movial employees in lasi will join Microsoft devices in order to continue the company’s investment in the development of its Android-based platforms for its Surface Duo device and more.
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OnePlus Nord confirmed to launch on July 21 in world first AR smartphone event
OnePlus has finally confirmed that it will be launching the much-awaited smartphone in India known as OnePlus Nord. The upcoming smartphone will be launched on July 21, 2020, in the country. The company has announced that the event will be the world's first smartphone AR launch event. The OnePlus Nord AR launch can be experienced through the OnePlus Nord AR App available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The launch event will take place at 7:30 pm IST.
OnePlus Nord pre-orders will begin on Amazon.in from 15 July 2020 onwards for Rs 499. Upon pre-ordering, users will receive a surprise gift box containing limited-edition merchandise from OnOnePlus NordePlus. Pre-order customers who complete the purchase of the device by 31 August will receive a second gift box containing OnePlus Bullets Wireless V1 and a phone cover.
TikTok maybe banned in US
After India banned TikTok and other Chinese apps, the US might do the same. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is looking at banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps in an interview to Fox News. US lawmakers have again an again raised national security concerns over TikTok's way of handling of user data. TikTok, which is not available in China, is trying to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience.
TikTok, a short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between India and China.
Moto G 5G Plus with 6.7-inch FHD+ 90Hz CinemaVision display announched
Motorola has announced, a mid-range 5G smartphone, Moto G 5G Plus. It has a 6.7″ CinemaVision Full HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10 and 21:9 aspect ratio. It is the first phone from Motorola to flaunt dual punch-hole selfie camera system with an 8MP ultra-wide in addition to 16MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology. It is powered by Snapdragon 765 coupled with 6GB of RAM and runs Android 10.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on Aug 5: Note 20, Fold 2 and more expected to launch
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on August 5 and this year it will be held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Samsung is expected to unveil Galaxy Note 20 smartphone series, foldable phone, Galaxy Watch 3 and an upgraded Galaxy Z Flip with 5G connectivity. “The desire to make meaningful connections and to stay productive are constants in a world of change. Our mobile devices need to be ready to help us stay in touch with what matters most and give us new ways to work and play,” said Samsung in a newsroom post.