Tech Mobiles, Gadget launches LIVE Updates: In today’s technology news, Asus has launched its flagship Zenfone 6 smartphone with a flip camera at a starting price of 499 euros. One of the cheapest smartphones with Snapdragon 855, it competes with the likes of OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10+. Meanwhile, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has claimed that the company’s 5G devices in India will be ready before the telecom operators start offering their 5G services.
Sony and Microsoft come together to stream games in India
Microsoft and Sony have struck a strategic partnership, where Sony will be using Microsoft's cloud services for streaming games and media. Additionally, both companies will be working together to develop image sensors. As of now, the deal is in its early stages, with many specifics yet to be determined.
Saregama Carvaan Mini Legends with 351 Kannada songs launched in India
Saregama Carvaan Mini Legends with 351 retro Kannada songs launched in India at Rs 2,490. The portable music player features songs from artists like Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvaradhan, Ambareesh, Shankar Nag and more. Along with the 351 pre-loaded songs, the device also comes with features like Bluetooth, USB-in, aux-in, FM and AM. It has a battery life of up to five hours on a single charge.
Micromax #iOne with 2GB RAM, Android Pie launched in India
Micromax #iOne has been launched with a 19:9 notched display and Android Pie OS at a price of Rs 4,999. The budget phone has an HD IPS screen of 5.45-inches and it runs the new UNISOC SC9863 octa-core chipset with 2GB RAM. The internal storage is 16GB, which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. It is interesting to see this budget phone support features like slow-motion and real-time bokeh for the camera. The front, as well as rear camera, are both 5MP. Read more here.
PUBG Mobile Season 7 live
PUBG Mobile Season 7 has been made live with the game's 0.12.5 update. The update brings a number of new features to the popular battle royale game. These features include a new Royale Pass, character gear, outfits, parachutes, aeroplane skins, emotes, rewards and a new EZ Mission License. Read more about it here.
Realme 5G devices in India to be ready before telecom services roll out
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed to news agency IANS that the company's 5G devices will be ready before the telecom operators roll out their 5G services in India. 5G technology is expected to arrive in India in 2020. He also claims to have sold 1.70 lakh units of Realme 3 in less than eight minutes of its first online sale, which was held on March 12, 2019. Read more here.
Xiaomi claims to have sold over two million smart TVs within 15 months
Xiaomi has announced that its Mi LED TVs have surpassed the two million sales mark. The company claims that it has been able to achieve this within 15 months since the launch of Mi LED TVs in India. Xiaomi claims that it has been the number one smart TV brand in India for three consecutive quarters in a row according to IDC and their most popular TVs include Mi LED TV 4A PRO 43, Mi LED Smart TV 4A 43, Mi LED TV 4A PRO 32 and Mi LED TV 4C PRO 32.
Asus Zenfone 6 with flip camera, Snapdragon 855 announced
Asus has launched its flagship Zenfone 6 smartphone with flip camera at the back and Snapdragon 855. It is priced starting at 499 euros, which is approximately Rs 40,000 on conversion. It sports a metal and glass design. The screen is bezel-less and the phone retains a 3.5mm headset jack. Asus Zenfone 6 is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for quick charge. Read more here.
itel launches A46 with dual AI cameras at Rs 4,999
itel Mobiles has launched a new entry-level smartphone for Rs 4,999 in India. The new smartphone comes with HD+ full screen display and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled dual camera setup. The smartphone features a 5.45-inch screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB and fingerprint as well as face-unlock option.
The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP front camera and a 8MP+VGA dual AI rear camera. It is powered by a 2,400mAh battery and 1.6 GHz Octa Core processor and runs Android 9 Pie operating system.
PUBG Mobile 0.12.5 update released commencing Season 7: New Royale Pass, guns and more
Tencent Games has started rolling out PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Mobile 0.12.5 update globally. The company states that all the regions, where the game is available will be updated to the latest version by 9:30 PM IST.
With the update, PUBG Mobile’s Season 7 has also been commenced, with the introduction of a new Royale Pass. The company has also added a new feature for Elite Pass and Elite Pass Plus holders, dubbed EZ Mission License. This new feature allows players to unlock and play Royale Pass challenges a week before all the other players. It also provides them with free mission cards every week. Click here to read the story.
JVC launches 43-inch Ultra HD 4K Smart LED TV at Rs 24,999
JVC extended its Quantum TV range with the launch of its new 4K 43-inch UHD Smart LED TV 43N7105C. The smart TV comes with Quantum backlit technology and is available on Flipkart.The 43-inch Ultra HD 4K Quantum Lit JVC LED TV comes with 109cm display size, and has a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz and response time of 5Ms.
The device is also packed with Dolby-certified speakers (20W + 20W). The TV also has an inbuilt soundbar which features a front-firing Direct to Hear sound technology.
Tata Sky launches Tata Sky Binge service, allows digital content through Amazon Fire TV stick
Tata Sky has launched Tata Sky Binge - a platform that brings digital content from multiple apps on the TV. The new service will be accessible through the Amazon FireTV Stick – Tata Sky Edition and will allow the subscribers to stream digital content from various apps through a single platform and single subscription fee.
The Tata Sky Binge service will be available to all Tata Sky subscribers at Rs 249 per month. This apart, new subscribers will get three months access to Amazon Prime services at no additional cost.
The service will initially offer digital content from, Hotstar, Sun NXT, Eros NOW, Hungama Play via a single subscription fee. Subscribers will also have access to over 5000 titles from the Tata Sky video-on-demand (VOD) library along with favourite TV shows of the past seven days.
Nikon launches new firmware Ver. 2.0 for better imaging experience of the Nikon Z7 and Z6
Nikon has announced the release of firmware Ver. 2.0 that will enhance the performance of its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z7 and Z6.
Users will get three key additional support features following the Ver. 2.0 upgrade:
- Eye-Detection AF with still-image shooting;
- Extension of the low-light AF detection range;
- Addition of AE tracking capability to the continuous high-speed (extended) mode.
Oppo F11 with 48MP camera, 128GB storage to go on sale on May 18
Oppo has announced the first sale of Oppo F11 in India. The smartphone which was launched back in March this year along with the Oppo F11 Pro will finally go on sale starting May 18. The device has been priced at Rs 17,990 and will be available in only one variant having 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The Oppo F11 features a 48MP+5MP dual camera setup at the back with f/1.79 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. It also comes with a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI 2.1. The smartphone is also powered by ultra-night mode and Dazzle color mode, which is the system-level optimisation solution specially designed for Oppo smartphones. The Ultra-night mode distinguishes between portraits and backgrounds, focuses on faces, and adjusts skin color in night portraits to enliven the overall effect. Click here to read the story.
Haier launches four-door bottom mounted refrigerator in India
Haier has launched a new four-door Bottom Mounted Refrigerator (BMR) range with 100 per cent refrigerator option. Haier has introduced the new refrigerator to optimise space efficiently. The refrigerator is designed with toughened and wider glass shelves. It does not consist of a wall partition in the refrigerator section, thereby providing more space for users to store the items.
This BMR comes in a premium glass door finish and features a digital control panel giving users easy access to control the temperature and other settings. The new refrigerator operates on Twin Inverter Technology that enables both compressor and fan motor to work on the inverter. The model comes equipped with dual fan technology with separate cooling fans for refrigerator and freezer.
Xiaomi teases Redmi K20, calls it flagship killer 2.0
Xiaomi India has started tweeting out about the upcoming K20, calling it ‘Flagship killer 2.0’. After OnePlus 7 and Oneplus 7 Pro were launched, Xiaomi India's managing director Manu Kumar Jain hinted at the upcoming Redmi flagship.
In a tweet, Jain said, “Congratulations @OnePlus team! There’s a new flagship in town. Flagship Killer 2.0: coming soon.. Hold my dragon!” There’s an image as well, saying which says “Congratulations OnePlus, We heard about your new flaghip, regards Flagship Killer 2.0.” The letter K has the number 855 written inside it. Click here to read the story.
Soundcore by Anker launches Flare+ Bluetooth speaker at Rs 9,499
Soundcore, a sub-brand of Anker - a US company known worldwide for its charging technology, has launched the Flare+ Bluetooth speaker in India at a price of Rs 9,499.
The Bluetooth speaker covers 360-degree sound, elevated to new levels by quad drivers, dual passive radiators, and an intensified beat-driven light show. The Flare+ claims to deliver sound in every corner of the room, by back to back full range drivers, two tweeters and dual bass radiators.
The speaker can produce depth and clarity through the company's Bass Up technology which enhances the music’s bass frequencies, intensifying sound via neodymium drivers.
OnePlus 7 Pro goes for its first sale on Amazon India
OnePlus's latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro has gone for its first sale today on Amazon India, however it is only limited to Amazon Prime customers. Price of the OnePlus 7 Pro starts from Rs 48,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. Apart from this, there are two more variants - one having 8GB RAM/256GB storage which is priced at Rs 52,999 and Rs 57,999 for the highest variant which comes with 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor paired with an Adreno 640 GPU. It is running Google’s Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the OnePlus’s own OxygenOS 9.5 skin on top. In terms of battery, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with 4,000mAh battery with support for the company’s own Warp Charge 30 fast charging technology.
1MORE launches Stylish True Wireless earbuds in India
1MORE has launched their new Bluetooth earbuds called Stylish True Wireless earbuds in India. The new earbuds are priced at Rs 5,499 and are available for pre-order at https://india.1more.com/ & www.headphonezone.in. The earbuds will be available in four different colours. The earbuds use a dynamic driver with a 7mm titanium composite diaphragm, which balances bass and detail, enabling the earbuds to produce clear sound in a compact design.
The company claims that each earbud supports six and half hours of playback on a single charge. The earbuds also come with a portable charging case that allows three additional full charges, therefore these earbuds can last for 24 hours cumulatively. The earbuds come with fast charging, which can provide three hours of playback on 15 minutes of charging.