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Technology updates #32
Samsung, OnePlus, Will Manufacture ‘Most’ of Their TVs in India
Samsung and OnePlus are reportedly looking to manufacture their most of the TVs in India. The decision comes after the government abolished import duty on open cell TV panels, which constitute 70% of a television’s input cost. The move will prevent possible disruptions in supply chain like what happened earlier this year due to COVID-19 and will also offer a boost for the government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) initiative.
Realme X3, X3 SuperZoom Launched in India, Realme Buds Q with 10mm Drivers, 20-Hour Battery Life Launched in India for Rs. 1,999
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth launched the much awaited X3 and X3 Superzoom in an online event this week. Prices start from ₹24,999 for the X3 and go all upto ₹32,999 for the X3 Superzoom Variant. The company also launched the much awaited competitor to the Redmi Earbuds S, the Buds Q at a price of ₹1,999.
Motorola One Fusion+ launched in India at a price of Rs.16,999 with Snapdragon 730G and Pop Up Selfie Camera
Motorola is again back to Indian market with an amazing phone with Snapdragon 730G, Pop-up selfie camera and that too at a price of Rs.16,999.
Xiaomi May Launch Redmi Branded Laptops Under Rs 20,000 in India: Latest Weekly Tech News
Xiaomi is reportedly planning to bring its all-new Redmi laptops to the country. According to TechPP, the company could price them at under Rs. 20,000 (~264), with the top-end model going up to Rs. 33,000. The report further claims that the devices will be manufactured in India, and will be very different from the Chinese models.
Apple to Start Manufacturing iPhone SE (2020) in India This Year
Apple might begin assembling the all-new iPhone SE in India before the end of this summer. That’s according to a new report from The Information, which claims that the US tech major has asked to ship key iPhone SE components to a facility in India from July. With the new move, Apple is looking to avoid the 20% import duty levied on smartphones in India.
HMD Planning on Making India a Manufacturing Hub for Its Smartphones: Latest Weekly Tech News
HMD Global, the home of Nokia mobiles, recently announced the new Nokia 5310 Xpress Music in India. the company is also planning on making India a manufacturing hub for its phones, said Sanmeet Singh Khocchar, VP, HMD speaking at the sidelines of the launch.
Micromax Planning to Bounce Back by Launching 3 New Phones as Anti-China Sentiment Rises in India
With the recent border standoffs between India and China, people in the country have been gravitating away from Chinese products. In light of this, Micromax is apparently planning a comeback to the market with three new phones.
Indian Intel agencies red-flag use of 53 mobile apps with links to China
Indian intelligence agencies have asked the government to block or advise people to stop use of 53 mobile applications linked to China over concerns that these weren’t safe and ended up extracting a large amount of data outside India.
Poco M2 Pro Receives BIS Certification; Launch Expected in July
With Poco India GM C. Manmohan suggesting the debut of a new Poco phone in the next 20 to 25 days in India, we believe it could very well be the Poco M2 Pro as it receives the BIS certification.
Snapdragon 875 Chipset based on 5nm officially underway, may announce 865+ next month
Fresh reports coming this week from TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) that the manufacturing of the next generation of flagship processor is already underway and will be based on 5nm architecture. Also previous year the 855+ was announced in the month of July so we are expecting the 865+ to be announced next month.
ROG Phone 3 confirmed to arrive in July 2020, ROG Phone 2 gets Rs. 2,000 price hike
The ROG Phone 3 has been spotted recently on TENAA revealing all its specifications. Now the company has confirmed that the ROG Phone 3 will be launched in July 2020 in China.
The ROG Phone 2 had not seen a price hike after the recent GST hike on smartphones as it was out of stock since February this year. Finally it came back to stock but with an increased price tag of ₹2,000 and now starts from ₹39,999.
YouTube Starts Testing TikTok-like 15-Second Multi-Segment Videos: Latest Weekly Tech News
Taking advantage of Tik Tok being heavily criticized various parts of the world, Youtube has now started testing 15-second multi-segment videos called Shorts with a few selected users. Let’s see when does this feature make its way to the public beta and then the final released app.
Indian Govt. Warns of Massive Phishing Attack Promising COVID-19 Aid, Free Testing: Latest Weekly Tech News
The Indian government has warned of an imminent threat of a massive phishing attack targeting unsuspecting citizens. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), malicious hackers could imitate as government organizations to steal sensitive personal data and financial information in a coordinated attack that is expected to start this week. To carry out the campaign, the attackers will reportedly impersonate government agencies tasked with disbursing COVID-19 relief.
Boat Airdopes 511 V2 TWS Earbuds Launched in India at Rs. 2,999
True wireless earbuds are storming the market. Much popular audio brand boat has launched a new model called the Airdopes 511 V2 at a price of ₹2,999. It offers 6mm dynamic drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 and IPX4 water resistance. It also comes with an Insta wake and pair technology and houses a 500mAh battery that promises of 6 hours of continuous playback and 24 hours of total playback.
Realme C11 with MediaTek Helio G35 Confirmed to Launch on 30th June: Latest Weekly Tech News
Realme revealed that it will launch the world’s first-ever smartphone powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset earlier last week. Dubbed the Realme C11, the company’s entry-level budget smartphone will make its debut on 30th June in Malaysia.
WWDC 2020: iOS 14, iPad OS 14, Mac OS Big Sur, Watch OS 7 and Home OS unveiled
WWDC 2020 is over and as expected the Cupertino giant has unveiled the next iterations of its operating systems. This week on WWDC, Apple unveiled the iOS 14, iPad OS 14, Mac OS Big Sur, Watch OS 7 and Home OS. They bring a ton of features and the beta update has already started to roll out to all users eligible for the update.
Apple announces to switch to Apple’s ARM for its MACs
Apple at WWDC also announced that it will switch to ARM processors for its MACs in the coming days. This switch will give us users a more powerful MAC just like we got in our iPads and iPhones.
Apex Legends Coming to Android and iOS by The End of 2020
Apex Legends the much popular EA title is coming to Android and iOS by the end of 2020, confirmed by EA CEO.
Realme reveals its list of future IoT and lifestyle products in India: Latest Weekly Tech News
In an official forum post on Tuesday, the company’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, said that Realme will strengthen its product portfolio in the country with a ‘1+4+N’ product strategy going forward. According to him, the strategy symbolizes 1 core product, 4 smart hubs and ‘N’ AIoT products. Sheth further said that the company’s long-term vision is to launch more trendy, lifestyle products in the country.
Amazon, Flipkart May Soon Be Required to Display The ‘Country of Origin’ for Products
The tension at the India-China border has triggered extreme anti-China sentiments in India. Boycott China or similar hashtags trending on social media every day. And this week, a report in ET Tech suggests that the Indian government is now looking to mandate labeling all products with the ‘country of origin’ on e-commerce platforms – Amazon, Flipkart, and others.
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