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Technology updates #29
Realme product Launches this week
Realme India is going to launch 3 new products in India tomorrow namely Realme TV, Realme Watch and Realme Buds Air Neo at an online event on May 25th at 12:30PM, Realme is also going to unveil 8 new products including the Realme TV, Realme Watch, Realme Buds Air Neo, Realme Buds Q, Realme powerbank, Realme X50 Pro player edition in china. Realme has also confirmed to launch its X3 Superzoom at an event in Europe on 26th of May.
Xiaomi product launches this week: Latest Weekly Tech News
On the other hand when Realme is launching so many products how can Xiaomi stay back. Xiaomi India is launching Redmi TWS earbuds which is expected to be Redmi Airdots S and may be a motorized screwdriver on May 26th in India. While Redmi X smart TV series and Redmi 10X will launch on May 26th in China. Redmi 10X will be World’s First Dimensity 820-Powered Phone.
Vivo X50 Pro coming with Gimbal like camera
Earlier, in May, we saw the company release an official teaser of the X50 along with the announcement that they will be launching the device in China on June 1. As we are getting closer to launch day, a new video showcasing the fully-functioning gimbal camera has surfaced. A video shows that the primary 48-megapixel camera module will be controlled by a robotic gimbal that can track objects and deliver super-smooth videos. Apart from the gimbal-camera, the smartphone is rumoured to feature a unique periscope lens with movable lens elements. This enables the 5-7 times optical zoom, unlike Samsung S20 Ultra’s periscope lens. The Samsung lens only uses a long prime lens and depends on software to handle zooming capabilities.
Amazfit Bip S with 40-Day Battery Life to Launch on June 3 in India: Latest Weekly Tech News
Huami has announced that it will launch the Amazfit Bip S on the 3rd of June. The Amazfit Bip S comes with a 1.28-inch Transflective Color TFT Always-On display with 176 x 176-pixel resolution. It features a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with anti-fingerprint coating. The smartwatch is made of polycarbonate material while you get silicon straps and is equipped with a variety of sensors such as PPG Bio-Tracking Optical Sensor, 3-axis acceleration sensor, and 3-axis geomagnetic sensor. In terms of connectivity, the smartwatch features Bluetooth 5.0 and supports GPS & GLONASS. Huami promises a massive 40 days of battery life with the Amazfit Bip S, all thanks goes to the 200mAh lithium-ion polymer battery onboard which completely charges in about 2.5 hours. The Amazfit Bip S runs on Amazfit OS and there are almost 40 watch faces that you can download from the watch face store. Additionally, you get up to 10 sports modes with this one and supports notifications, reminders, and weather forecasts, set alarms and control music with the Amazfit Bip S. The smartwatch will be available in four color variants namely Carbon Black, White Rock, Red Orange, and Warm Pink. We expect it to launch somewhere around Rs.5,000.
Asus ROG Phone 3 Spotted on Geekbench and WiFi Alliance
The ROG Phone 3 has been spotted on Geekbench and on the WiFi Alliance’s website hinting that the phone may be released soon. The Geekbench listing gives us some information about the hardware we can hope to see in the ROG Phone 3. According to the listing, the phone will come with an octa-core processor with a base frequency of 1.8GHz. It also shows the test phone packing in 8GB RAM. Obviously, the ROG Phone 3 will come with the Snapdragon 865, and we can expect an 8GB RAM variant as well.
OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Meizu Join Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo’s Android P2P File-Transfer Alliance
OnePlus, Realme, Meizu and Black Shark have reportedly joined a P2P file transfer alliance formed last year by Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo. The news was announced by the companies on their respective Weibo accounts. The feature is similar to Apple’s AirDrop and Samsung’s Quick Share features. Both these technologies allow users to share files between multiple devices wirelessly.
Twitter Now Lets You Limit Who Can Reply To Your Conversations: Latest Weekly Tech News
Twitter has begun testing a new feature today and it enables users to choose who can participate in their conversations on the platform. If you open the Twitter app on your mobile, you will now be able to choose whether others can reply to your tweets or not. This feature is similar to Facebook’s post privacy settings, which lets you share a post with everyone, friends, group, or no one.
Amazon Starts Food Delivery Service in India, Swiggy, Zomato Start Home Delivery of Alcohol in Ranchi
American e-commerce giant Amazon has today launched a food delivery service in India. Called Amazon Food, the service is accessible directly from the regular Amazon app. Now, Amazon Food has gone live today but is limited to select pin codes in Bengaluru to start with 560048, 560037, 560066, 560103.
Food delivery platforms Swiggy and Zomato are now delivering alcohol. The service is currently live in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. The feature resides in the ‘Wine Shops’ section present in Swiggy’s home page. Users willing to order alcohol will have to complete a one-time age verification by uploading a valid government ID.
Motorola Edge+ with Snapdragon 865, 108MP Camera Launched at Rs. 74,999 in India
Motorola launched the Motorola Edge+ in India this week. It arrives at a jaw-dropping price but offers you a premium design and good hardware as well. The Motorola Edge+ features a dual-curved display, 108MP triple camera setup, Snapdragon 865, and a lot more.
Moto G8 Power Lite with Helio P35 SoC, Triple Cameras Launched at Rs. 8,999 in India
After the jaw dropping price of Motorola Edge+, the company announced a phone under the 10k segment, called the G8 Power Lite with Helio P35 SoC, 16MP Triple Cameras, 5000mAh battery at Rs.8,999 in India.
Poco’s First TWS Earbuds Called Poco Pop Buds; Could be Rebranded Mi AirDots 2 SE
Poco has been talking up the arrival of its TWS earbuds for a couple of months now. The earbuds’ launch appears to be right around the corner as the company recently took to Twitter to crowdsource its name. And finally, Poco India GM C Manmohan confirmed that Poco Pop Buds will be the official name of the company’s upcoming TWS earbuds.
MIUI 12 Update Rollout scheduled
Round One (starts by end of June)
Mi 9, Mi 9T, Redmi K20, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20 Pro
Round Two (no exact date)
Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7S, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8/ 8T, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Poco F1, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10, Poco F2 Pro, Poco X2, Mi 10 Lite, Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Lite, Mi Mix 3, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 2, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite, Mi Note 3, Mi Max 3, Redmi Y2/ Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A/ 8A Dual, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
iQOO Z1 5G with 144Hz Display, Dimensity 1000 Plus & 44W Charging Launched: Latest Weekly Tech News
While Vivo is getting ready to introduce its camera-centric Vivo X50 series in a couple of weeks, it’s gaming-centric brand iQOO has debuted its newest flagship in China this week. Called the iQOO Z1, it’s the world’s first smartphone powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset. Some other highlights of this phone include 144Hz display, 48MP triple camera system and 44W fast charging.
Samsung’s New 50MP Sensor Has DSLR-Level Auto-Focus, Better Low-Light Support
According to the blog post, the 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor is Samsung’s first to bring along both Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies. It also arrives with large 1.2μm-sized pixels to offer elevated light sensitivity. This enables users to capture detailed pictures even at night time. Samsung claims that the 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor can capture images that are comparable to its 100MP camera sensor. It uses Tetracell technology, binning 4 pixels in 1, to output crisp and bright 12.5MP pixel-binned image – even in low-light. The image sensor’s pixel size is doubled to 2.4μm while the light sensitivity is quadrupled, as per the blog post. This sensor also supports [email protected] video recording, smart-ISO, real-time HDR, and a myriad of other videography features.
Xiaomi Might Finally Launch the RedmiBook 14 in India in June: Latest Weekly Tech News
Recently, reports came out that the company had trademarked the RedmiBook brand name in India, and Xiaomi’s India head, Manu Kumar Jain also said that the company might launch its laptops in the country soon. Now, a new report claims that the company might have set a June launch window for the RedmiBook 14 in India. The report comes from Slashleaks, which claims that a person from inside the company confirmed the news. It’s noteworthy that there were reports last month that Jain had told retailers in the country that the company will launch its laptops in the country soon. Both these reports together make it seem like this latest report might be accurate.
Realme Band Gets New ‘Enhanced’ Version, Now on Sale via Amazon, Flipkart in India
The updated Realme Band comes with a brighter display and a “revamped” UI for better user experience, according to the company. The new Realme Band also comes with an upgraded heart rate sensor for more accuracy. The new version is available via Flipkart and Amazon.
Supreme Court admits petition to ban video conferencing app Zoom in India
A three-judge Supreme Court panel headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Central government and Zoom Video seeking their written responses today. “Poor privacy and security of the application have enabled the hackers to get access to the meeting, classes, and conferences being conducted online through this application. Zoom is reported to have a bug that can be abused intentionally to leak information of users to third parties,” said the plea. The petitioner, Harsh Chugh, a Delhi based tutor has argued that the app should be banned for both official and personal purposes until an appropriate law addressing data security issues is put in place.
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