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Tech News LIVE Updates July 8 2020: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will launch globally on August 5. Apart from this, a Romanian retailer has listed the OnePlus Nord for sale, revealing all details.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2020 7:06:24 pm
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Tech News July 8 LIVE Updates: Samsung India has confirmed the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. The smartphone is all set to launch globally on August 5. In addition, OnePlus has also confirmed the launch date of the upcoming OnePlus Nord. The affordable OnePlus phone will go official in India on July 21. The smartphone will first launch in India and Europe later followed by North America. Here are the details.

Rumours suggest that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer will launch three devices under the series including Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Fold 2. According to reports, the Galaxy Note 20 will be priced at Euro 1,249 (approximately Rs 1,05,000) in Greece, and the Galaxy Note 10 Ultra will be priced at Euro 1,499 ( approximately Rs 1,26,000). Notably, all of these devices will be made available at a lower price in the rest of Europe due to lower tax rates.

READ | Everything about upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to be unveiled at the event but will not be made available until late September or October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The device will be priced at Euro 2,199 (approximately Rs 1,85,000). Samsung is said to start shipping the Note 20 series on August 27.

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Tech News July 8 LIVE Updates: Samsung India has confirmed the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. The smartphone is all set to launch globally on August 5. In addition, OnePlus has also confirmed the launch date of the upcoming OnePlus Nord. The affordable OnePlus phone will go official in India on July 21. The smartphone will first launch in India and Europe later followed by North America.

19:05 (IST)08 Jul 2020
WhatsApp Animated Stickers now available globally

WhatsApp has finally rolled out its Animated Stickers feature globally. You can now send animated stickers to your friends and family. The company made the announcement of the feature now being available via its official Twitter account.

16:52 (IST)08 Jul 2020
Samsung offering 50 per cent discount on Galaxy Z Flip; here are the details

Samsung has taken out a new offer under which three of its lucky customers stand a chance to get a cashback of 50 per cent on the Galaxy Z Flip. This offer will be made available during the company's Galaxy Hours flash sale on Samsung.com tomorrow.

Apart from the 50 per cent cashback, all Galaxy Z Flip customers will also be eligible for a one-time accidental damage protection service for 1 year via the Galaxy Assured plan. The company is also providing customers up to 70 per cent of buyback guarantee.

HDFC, ICICI and Citibank credit and debit card owners are eligible for up to Rs 6,000 cashback. The company is providing a discount of Rs 8,000 extra on exchange.

16:22 (IST)08 Jul 2020
Realme C11 to launch soon in India

Realme is getting ready to launch its next C series smartphone in India, called the Realme C11. The device has already been launched in Malaysia. Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth in a tweet has stated that the company will be launching "another stylish product" to the C series.

The Malaysian Realme C11 variant comes with 2GB RAM/32GB storage priced at Ringgit 429 (approximately Rs 7,500). The device sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop style notch on the top. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor. The device features a dual camera setup on the back and comes with a 5,000mAh battery.

16:00 (IST)08 Jul 2020
OnePlus Nord details leak online ahead of July 21 launch

A Romanian retailer has listed the upcoming OnePlus Nord on its website revealing the price, design and specifications. According to the listing, the device will be priced at Leu 2,230.99 (approximately Rs 40,200) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. To know more about the device click here.

12:45 (IST)08 Jul 2020
Dell’s XPS 13 is now in India

With a starting price of Rs 144,807, Dell’s XPS 13 also commands a premium price tag, propping this 13-inch flagship notebook in direct competition to Apple’s MacBook Pro. But the higher price tag is justified for a notebook that combines “design, performance and convenience,” says Anand Subramanya, Director, Product Marketing, Consumer and Small Business, Dell India. Read full story here.

12:42 (IST)08 Jul 2020
Instagram Reels launched in India

Instagram has launched its own short video feature called Reels in India. The new feature lets users create videos on the app, add creative filters and music and share it beyond their regular followers, said Vishal Shah, VP of Product, Facebook. Reels is similar to TikTok and allows users to create 15 seconds video with popular songs, trends, or challenges. Shah says the product comes from the realisation that 45 per cent of videos on Instagram are 15 seconds or less. “We also realised that stories are not the only place where they wanted to share these videos as they wanted them to stick on for longer and be distributed beyond their followers,” he said in the video call.

Read everything about Instagram Reels

10:46 (IST)08 Jul 2020

We reviewed the 12GB RAM model of the Realme X3 SuperZoom. The phone comes with 64MP quad rear camera with 60X SuperZoom, 32MP front camera, Snapdragon 855 Plus processor,  up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB ROM, a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 120hz refresh rate, 4200mAh battery, 30W dart charger, Realme UI based on Android 10.

Read our Realme X3 SuperZoom here

08:58 (IST)08 Jul 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch date

Samsung has sent out invites for its annual Unpacked 2020 event on August 5, where the South Korean major is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and a 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip. Unlike previous Unpacked events, this one will be online-only, thanks to coronavirus pandemic. Samsung said users can stream the event live at 10 am ET.

Read about Samsung's Unpacked event here

Tech News July 8 LIVE Updates: Samsung is expected to launch three devices under the series including Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Fold 2. According to reports, the Galaxy Note 20 will be priced at Euro 1,249 (approximately Rs 1,05,000) in Greece, and the Galaxy Note 10 Ultra will be priced at Euro 1,499 ( approximately Rs 1,26,000). Notably, all of these devices will be made available at a lower price in the rest of Europe due to lower tax rates. The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to be unveiled at the event but will not be made available until late September or October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The device will be priced at Euro 2,199 (approximately Rs 1,85,000). Samsung is said to start shipping the Note 20 series on August 27.