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Tech News Today, September 15: Redmi 9i launched in India, starts at Rs 8,299

Tech News Today, September 15: Xiaomi launches Redmi 9i in India at a starting price of Rs 8,299. Here are the details.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2020 4:50:11 pm
Redmi 9i launched in India (Image: Xiaomi)

Tech News Today, September 15: What’s happening in the world of technology today? Well, we are here to discuss exactly the same. To start with its a big day today for all tech enthusiasts, moreover Apple fans, and also users around the world. Apple’s special virtual event is set for today at 10 a.m PT which is around 10:30 pm Indian Standard Time.

Watch the Apple event here tonight

Another big news is the arrival of Redmi 9i in India. The smartphone is launched at a starting price of Rs 8,299 and joins the 8 series that already includes Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime, which were launched in the country earlier this year. Watch the Redmi 9i launch video below to get a better idea about the smartphone. You can also read below to know all the key specs that the phone packs and variants and price of them.

Meanwhile, Google has announced a ‘Launch Night In’ event for September 30. At the launch event, the tech giant is expected to unveil Pixel 5, Chromecast “Sabrina” and a new Nest-branded smart speaker. Read here to know more. In addition, Google brings a TikTok rival in India called YouTube Shorts. Read about it here.

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Tech News Today, September 15: Redmi 9i launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8,299 for the base 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Some of the specs of the Redmi 9i are 6.53-inch HD+ IPS Display, 5000mAh battery, MediaTek Helio G25 processor, 13MP AI camera with face unlock support. The first sale of the Redmi 9i is on September 18 on Flipkart and mi.com.

16:50 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G gets record pre-bookings in India

Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung’s category defining foldable smartphone, has received record pre-bookings within 24 hours of its launch in India. Samsung India opened pre-bookings for its next generation foldable smartphone on September 14, and within 24 hours, the company received four times pre-bookings for Galaxy Z Fold2 5G as compared to Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone launched in 2019.

15:01 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Oppo announces price cut on audio products

OPPO Enco W11 True Wireless Headphones now available at Rs 1999

OPPO Enco M31 headphones are available for sale at Rs 1999

OPPO Enco W31 headphones are now available for sale at Rs 3499

These products are available on Amazon as well as Flipkart.

14:57 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Flipkart's Big Billion Days to create 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect jobs

Flipkart has said to generate over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs during Big Billion Days. Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice-President, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart said, "Flipkart understands the importance of festivities in the lives of our consumers and ecosystem partners. We are focused on creating impactful partnerships that offer great consumer experience while creating additional opportunities for progress of the entire ecosystem as it scales for the Big Billion Days (BBD). As a front runner in e-commerce, our training and investment in the workforce is widely recognised, and contributes to skill development and enhances employability. By generating employment and enabling our sellers to scale their businesses during this time, we're doing our part to drive growth in the industry and the economy."

14:47 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Snapdeal and Ottonomy IO test deliveries using Robots

Snapdeal and autonomous mobility startup Ottonomy IO have successfully conducted tested last-mile delivery using robots. The orders placed by users were delivered in the last mile by a robot with the package sanitised on the way. "The contactless delivery of a sanitized packet is an initiative by the firms to make ecommerce deliveries safer for its users," the official release noted. The robots can run along sidewalks and local streets autonomously to deliver orders to nearby homes. It uses specialized AI algorithms to navigate crowded areas. These robots use machine learning, fuse data from 3D Lidar and cameras to have a robust understanding of the external world. “We are investing heavily in artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop future-oriented capabilities. Delivery via robots is part of the evolving future of logistics and we are excited to partner with Ottonomy IO to test these technologies. We believe that delivery robots will have a unique role to play in e-commerce deliveries in large townships, institutional campuses and other managed residential environments. Contactless delivery via robotic vehicles is a step in building a safer and convenient future for shoppers”, said Snapdeal spokesperson. “Contactless delivery is a need of the hour to ensure shopper safety and enhanced experience. Automating the last-mile delivery process and clubbing it with contactless interaction helps address safety concerns of both shoppers and delivery professionals,” Ritukar Vijay, Co-founder, Ottonomy IO said. “With an extensive experience of the team Ottonomy IO around robotics and autonomous vehicles, we're confident that this technology will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of ecommerce deliveries. And following the success of the experiment, we look forward to scaling it globally,” he added.

14:42 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus LTE review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus LTE comes with a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED 2800 x 1752 (WQXGA+) display | Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ octa-core processor | 6GB RAM + 128GB storage (micro SD slot up to 1TB) | 13.0 MP + 5.0 MP rear camera + 8.0MP front camera | UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps video recording | 4G TDD LTE | 10090 man battery | S-Pen | 575 g weight without cover. It is priced at Rs 79,999 + Rs 17,999 (Keyboard cover). READ OUR REVIEW HERE

14:39 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Flipkart Big Saving Days deals, offers

Flipkart Big Saving Days sale will begin on September 18 and will end on September 20. During the sale, the e-commerce giant will offer discount on mobile phones including LG G8X (available at a discounted price Rs 39,990), Oppo Reno 2F, Redmi K20, among others. Flipkart has partnered with State Bank of India to offer 10 per cent instant discount for all SBI credit card users even on EMI transactions.

14:31 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Apple event today: Time of event, annoucements

The special Apple event will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like WWDC 2020 event, the upcoming Apple event is expected to be pre-recorded video from Steve Jobs Theater and Apple Park. Unlike before, the livestream of Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event can be watched through Apple’s website, YouTube channel, and through the Apple TV app. The online special ‘Time Flies’ event will begin at 10 a.m PT which is around 10:30 pm Indian Standard Time.

Read for more details

12:42 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Redmi 9i specs, price in India, sale date

Redmi 9i has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8,299 for the base 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The top-end model of the phone with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 9,299. Some of the specs of the Redmi 9i are - 6.53-inch HD+ IPS Display, 5000mAh battery, MediaTek Helio G25 processor, 13MP AI camera, 5MP selfie camera and face unlock support. The first sale of the Redmi 9i is on September 18 on Flipkart and mi.com.

Tech News Today, September 15: One of the biggest news today in the world of technology is the arrival of Redmi 9i in India. The smartphone is launched at a starting price of Rs 8,299 and joins the 8 series that already includes Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime. The first sale of the Redmi 9i is on September 18 on Flipkart and mi.com.