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Technology updates #31
Reliance Jio is Offering Free Amazon Prime Subscriptions to Jio Fiber Users and 1 year of Disney+hotstar in select plans to its Prepaid users
Reliance Jio is reportedly offering free Amazon Prime subscriptions to people using its fiber services. According to Fonearena, the My Jio app is showing the offer to customers who are eligible for it. Jio has not made any announcements about the offer, however, it seems to be showing up for people randomly. As reported by Fonearena, they got the offer on their quarterly silver plan. This could mean that the company is only offering the free subscription offer on select plans.Additionally, the telecom operator is giving one-year subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP to all prepaid users who recharge their account with Rs. 401 plan, Rs. 2,599 plan, Rs. 612 data voucher, or Rs. 1208 data voucher.
Oppo Reno4, Reno4 Pro with Snapdragon 765G, 65W Fast-Charging Launched in China, Oppo Find X2 Series Confirmed to Launch June 17 in India
Oppo is on a fire when it comes to launching upgrades for its Reno series smartphones. This lineup first saw the light of day about a year ago. We have already seen three generations of the Reno series and this week, Oppo has unveiled the fourth generation – the Reno4 and Reno4 Pro in China. This lineup comes equipped with a 5G-enabled Snapdragon SoC, multi-camera setups, and 65W super-fast charging.
Mi Band 5 to Launch on June 11, Mi Notebook Launch on June 11: Latest Weekly Tech News
Xiaomi has been working on the Mi Band 5 for a while, and we have been hearing about it for some time. Now, a WeChat post by the Xiaomi Mall public account (via GizChina) confirms that the Mi Band 5 will launch on June 11 in China.
Mi Notebook is all set to debut as Xiaomi’s first laptop in India on June 11. The laptop will not only mark its India debut next week, but this will also be its global debut. According to Xiaomi, Mi Notebook will sport slim bezels, thus high screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, the presence of 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor has been confirmed and the laptop is claimed to offer 12-hours battery life. Further, Xiaomi says the Mi Notebook will include full-HD screen. Xiaomi claims it will be a high-end flagship-level laptop, meant for power users. So, if you are expecting a budget model, you are probably out of luck.
Samsung Launches Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11 and Galaxy A31 in India, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite launch Confirmed in India on 8th of June
Samsung added two new phones to the expansive M-series in India this week. The Korean phone maker debuted the Galaxy M01 and Galaxy M11, two new budget phones in the lineup, in the country. Both of the phones are powered by a Snapdragon chipset, feature an IPS display, multi-camera setups, and more.
A couple of days after launching few Galaxy M-series, Samsung also debuted a new Galaxy A-series smartphone in India this week. It’s the Galaxy A31, which was first unveiled in March earlier this year. It’s equipped with an AMOLED display, MediaTek chipset, and a massive battery pack. Yeah, you heard it right, Mediatek chipset instead of an Exynos in a mid-range Samsung phone.Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in India. The South Korean tech giant took to Twitter to announce that the tablet is “coming soon” to the country. The exact date for the launch is June 8th.
OnePlus 8 Pro Will Arrive in India with the Color Filter Camera Disabled Out-of-the-Box
OnePlus 8 Pro, for those unaware, includes a quad-camera system with one of them being a 5MP color filter camera. It was recently discovered that the said camera can be used to see through certain plastics and thin layers of clothing. Yeah, it’s quite crazy but your phone gets X-ray vision with this camera. As a result of the outpour, OnePlus disabled the color filter camera in its home country – China to prevent its abuse. Android Central today reports that OnePlus 8 Pro will go on sale in India with the color filter camera disabled out-of-the-box. It’s obviously to curb any privacy concerns, especially since 8 Pro can be used to see through clothes.
Google Play Store May bring back ‘Mitron’, But Not ‘Remove China Apps’: Latest Weekly Tech News
Viral indigenous social media app, Mitron, may be reinstated on the Play Store soon. After removing the app earlier this week from the Play Store, Google now says that the developer needs to addresses certain issues if they want to resubmit the app for consideration. “We’ve given this developer some guidance and once they’ve addressed the issue the app can go back up on Play”, said Sameer Samat, Vice President, Android and Google Play, in an official blog post.
Airtel XStream Fiber Offers 1000GB Data to New Customers
Airtel has reportedly started offering 1000GB additional data at no extra cost to Airtel XStream Fiber customers. As reported by TelecomTalk, the offer is applicable to new customers signing up for the service within the promotional period. The company will run the offer until the 7th of June.
Panasonic Launches Its First Truly Wireless Earbuds
After announcing them at CES 2020 earlier this year, Panasonic has now started selling its true wireless earbuds – RZ-S500W and RZ-S300W in Europe. The factor that sets Panasonics’ RZ-S500W apart from the crowd is the presence of Dual Hybrid Noise Cancellation with almost 50 inside/outside noise-canceling levels. Yes, these earbuds come with proper ANC coupled with a wide range of customizability. However, the RZ-S300W lacks ANC.
Realme X3 Specifications Leaked Online: Latest Weekly Tech News
Realme launched the Realme X3 SuperZoom with Snapdragon 855+ chipset at €499 in Europe last week. The company is apparently also working on a regular Realme X3 and Realme X3 Pro. Tipster Mukul Sharma has now shared the specifications of the Realme X3 on Twitter. The vanilla Realme X3 will allegedly feature specifications similar to the SuperZoom variant. According to the tweet, the handset will sport a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The tipster claims the handset will equip a quad rear camera setup featuring a 64MP primary Samsung sensor. an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 12/13MP 2x telephoto camera, and a 2MP macro lens. For selfies, the device will apparently feature a dual 16MP + 8 MP setup. The 16MP sensor will likely be a Sony IMX 471 wide-angle lens with a 79.3-degree field of view and f/2.0 aperture, while the 8MP camera may be an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 105-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture. The Realme X3 may be available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants and 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants. Meanwhile, Google Play Console listing suggests that the 12GB RAM option will be limited to the SuperZoom edition. Realme X3 SuperZoom comes equipped with a 4,200mAh battery with 30W Dart charging. Going by the tweet, we could expect the same on Realme X3 as well.
Nokia 43-inch 4K Smart TV with Dolby Audio Launched at Rs. 31,999 in India
Nokia partnered with Flipkart to launch its first-ever 4K smart TV back in December last year. It was a 55-inch smart TV with a premium bezel-less design and JBL Audio support. Now, the company has today taken the wraps off the new 43-inch smart TV with 4K resolution, MEMC support, and JBL audio optimizations.
India Announces Rs.50,000 Crore Plan to Boost Electronics Manufacturing
India’s Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced three new electronics manufacturing guidelines. These guidelines are aimed at boosting local manufacturing and attracting foreign investments. The government says these three schemes will account for Rs. 50,000 crores or approximately $7 billion.
Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit for Tracking Users Even in Incognito Mode: Latest Weekly Tech News
Google is facing a $5 billion class action lawsuit in the US over allegations that its Chrome web browser collected user information even in Incognito mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5,000 of damages per user for violations of US wiretapping laws, as well as local privacy laws in California.
Amazfit Bip S with 40-Day Battery Life Goes on Sale in India for Rs. 4,999
In line with its promise, Xiaomi-backed Huami has today made its newest affordable smartwatch – the Amazfit Bip S available in India. The company first announced the launch date a couple of weeks ago, followed by a price reveal last week. Amazfit Bip S arrives as a lightweight entry-level smartwatch with some amazing features and a long battery life.
Vivo Truly Wireless Earbuds “Neo” Launched in China at 499 Yuan: Latest Weekly Tech News
Vivo has launched its latest truly wireless earbuds – Vivo TWS Neo with 14.2mm drivers and IP54 certification in China. The Vivo TWS Neo comes with Bluetooth 5.2 in terms of connectivity along with support for aptX Adaptive codec. The company offers three DeepX Stereo modes namely Bass-heavy mode, Clear Voice mode, and High Pitch mode to choose from. Moreover, Vivo says it has an 88ms low-latency mode for a better experience in gaming sessions. You also get touch gesture controls with these earbuds. You can slide to control volume, tap to play/pause music or trigger voice assistant, long press to control incoming calls. In addition, the company offers smart noise reduction features for eliminating ambient noise with its dual-microphone system. In terms of battery life, the Vivo TWS Neo offers 5.5 hours on AAC codec and 4.2 hours on aptX Adaptive. You get a total of 27 hours of listening time along with the charging case. Vivo TWS Neo retails in two color variants – Interstellar Blue and Moon White and is available to buy at 499 Yuan (Rs. 5,300) in China.
Microsoft Blocking Windows 10 May 2020 Update on Some PCs Following Critical Issues
Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on a large number of devices after discovering a series of critical issues. The company has published a list of at least 10 known issues that it says it is investigating, while one of the bugs have already been mitigated. Some of the problems include unexpected BSODs or reboots, inability to connect to more than one Bluetooth device, intermittent mouse input with certain apps and games, and more.
Vivo X50 series launched in China
After much leaks of the Gimbal like camera system Vivo has finally launched the X50 series in china this week.
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