In today’s live updates, we take a close look at what’s trending in the world of technology. After days of speculation and leaks, Xiaomi finally unveiled the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in China. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Redmi Note 7 is the 48MP camera sensor on the back.
Meanwhile, Huawei unveiled the Y9 2019 smartphone for the Indian market. The mid-range smartphone features a 6.5-inch FHD+ notched display, Kirin 710 processor, dual front and dual back cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery. Huawei Y9 2019 is priced at Rs 15,990 and will go on sale in India on January 15 via Amazon.in.
At CES 2019, AMD announced and demoed third-generation Ryzen processors, which will be manufactured using the latest 7nm manufacturing process. And that’s not all. Amazon used CES 2019 to announce its plans to deliver packages right into your garage through a new service called Key.
Yeelight introduces number of Apple HomeKit compatible devices at CES 2019
Xiaomi backed Yeelight has unveiled a number of products at CES 2017 including the Mi Bedside Lamp 2, Mi Desk Lamp Pro, Mini Bedside Lamp, Yeelight Smart Bulb and more. All of these products are Apple HomeKit compatible, which according to the company will enlarge the user base and applicability of Yeelight to all iOS devices.
Huawei Y9 (2019) with 4GB RAM launched in India
Huawei has launched its latest mid-range smartphone with a waterdrop style notch, the Huawei Y9 (2019) in India. The device is priced at Rs 15,990 and will be made available to consumers via Amazon starting January 15. The device will be made available in Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black colour options and will come bundled with a free pair of Boat Rockers Sport Bluetooth earphones. To learn more about the device click here.
Oppo A7 3GB RAM variant now available in India
Oppo A7 is now available in 3GB RAM/64GB internal storage configuration in India. It is priced at Rs 14,990 and will be made available via Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm and Snapdeal starting January 11. The company originally only launched the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant in the country. All the other specifications remain the same. To know more about the phone click here.
Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro launched with 48MP camera
It's official! Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in China. The two phones have been launched under the new 'Redmi by Xiaomi' branding. The Redmi Note 7 starts at 999 Yuan (or approx Rs 10,386), making it the cheapest smartphone with a 48MP camera sensor. Other specifications include a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, 48MP+5MP dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi is yet to announce the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera to launch tomorrow
Xiaomi will be launching its first smartphone under the new Redmi by Xiaomi sub-brand in Beijing tomorrow. According to earlier reports, the device will be named Redmi Note 7. The company has confirmed that the device will sport a dual camera setup on the back, a gradient colour scheme and a glass back. Click here to know how to watch the launch event live.
CES 2019: Dell and Alienware launch number of new gaming laptops including Alienware Area-51m
Dell and Alienware during CES 2019 have launched a number of gaming laptops. These include the Dell G5 15-inch, G7 15-inch, G7 17-inch, Alienware Area-51m, Alienware m15, m15 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 GPU and m17. All these laptops will be made available to consumers by the end of January 2019. To learn more about these laptops click here.
Why playing PUBG Mobile on a gaming phone gives users an advantage
Recently we have seen an influx of graphic heavy games like PUBG and Fortnite being launched on mobile platforms. To cater for these graphic intensive games smartphone manufacturers like Asus, Razer, Nubia and Xiaomi have released their own dedicated gaming smartphones. We tested playing PUBG Mobile on Nubia Red Magic and found that their are many advantages of doing so. To check out the list of advantages click here.
Some more Redmi images, this time from Weibo
Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has shared three more images of the upcoming Redmi device, which will have a 48MP rear camera. He also said the device will have double-sided 2.5D glass and gradient colour option at the back. Overall, all three variants look stunning. Now the question is whether it will be called Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Pro 2.
Nokia 8 Sirocco starts getting Android Pie update
HMD Global just announced that it has started rolling out the Androd Pie update for its flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco, which has a dual curved edge display. The update bring AI-related Android Pie features like Adaptive Brightness and battery,, App Actions and Digital Wellbeing for managing time spent on the phone.
Xolo launches a new budget phone
Remember Xolo? The India-based smartphone brand has launched Xolo Era 4X is available in 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM variants priced at Rs 4,444 and Rs 5,555, respectively. These are budget smartphones with Android Oreo Go edition running on them, which is optimised for performance on budget phones. Xolo Era 4X sports a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1440x720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. Read more here.
Google Assistant's big announcements at CES 2019
CES 2019 is all about voice-assistant, and there is plenty of new on the Google Assistant front. Of course, there are several new devices with Google Assistant integration including a smart display for recipes by KitchenAid, which is water-resistant. Google Assistant will now also work on locked screen on Android, and it will support navigation on Maps as well. Assistant is also getting a new interpreter mode. Google previewed its news Assistant Connect platform to power newer kinds of devices with its voice assistant. Read here for more.
Jabra Evolve 65t are wireless earbuds, but for enterprise use
Jabra has launched Evolve 65t, which are wireless earbuds, but design for business use. They come with Skype for Business certification and four-microphone technology for improved call quality. Users can also connect to two devices simultaneously with these earbuds.
Users can simple touch a button on the side to active digital assistants of their choice and give voice commands. They also come with their own charging case with 15 hours of battery-life and a fast-charge feature to power 1.5 hours of additional use with just a 15-minute charge. The Jabra Evolve 65t will cost Rs 39,440.
Daiwa Launches New D40B10 LED TV in India
In India, Daiwa has launched its new affordable LED TV with model number D40B10 at a price of Rs 15,490. This is a 40-inch LEDwith wireless headphone control The screen resolution is HD at 1366 x 768 pixels, and it comes with features like Multi Display Function and the Cinema zoom. It also has a Power Audio Volume system, integrated with 20 W Box Speaker for audio quality. Connectivity options include 2 HDMI input ports, and 2 USB ports on this Daiwa TV.
IBM at CES 2019 has unveiled its commercial ready Quantum computer
IBM has showcased its IBM Q System One at CES 2019. This will be the world's first integrated quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use and in the future more powerful Quantum computers could help solve complex problems. The IBM Q System One's design includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide glass case enclosure which is sealed and airtight. Read more here.
Lenovo Yoga A940 desktop showcased at CES 2019
Lenovo Yoga A940 is a new desktop that the company has showcased at CES 2019, which resembles the Microsoft Surface Studio a lot. The device even has Lenovo Precision Dial similar to the Surface Dial, and is aimed at artists, designers and creators. The 27-inch 4K or QHD resolution IPS touchscreen display has a rotating hinge, which allows the display to tilt to 25-degrees drafting mode, and provides what Lenovo calls enough”flexibility and stability” for artists when drawing or sketching on the screen. Read more here.
Redmi teaser confirmed 48MP dual camera
Xiaomi's global spokesperson Donovan Sung has shared a teaser confirming that the Redmi phone launching on January 10, 2019, will indeed come with a 48MP rear camera at the back. Speculation is that this phone will be the Redmi Pro 2, though some reports claim this will be Redmi Note 7. The Redmi phone will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Redmi is also going to be a sub-brand of Xiaomi from 2019.
Honor 10 Lite will be sold exclusively on Flipkart in India
Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced that its upcoming Honor 10 Lite smartphone will be made available exclusively on Flipkart. The company will be launching the Kirin 710 powered Honor 10 Lite on January 15 at an event being held in New Delhi. To know more about the device click here.
HP launches number of devices including its OMEN X Emperium 65 gaming display at CES 2019
HP at CES 2019 has unveiled a long list of products including new Pavilion displays, OMEN X Emperium 65 with Soundbar and much more. The biggest announcement the company made at the event was of its 65-inch 4K resolution Omen X Emperium gaming display.
The HP Omen X Emperium display comes with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels with a DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a refresh rate of 144Hz. It also comes with a Low Frequency Array, Vibration Reduction Technology and a three-way stereo crossover system.
To know more about the new OMEN X Emperium 65 Gaming Display with a soundbar and everything that the company launched at CES here.
HTC has two new Vive VR headsets at CES 2019
HTC has announced two new VR headsets: the Vive Pro Eye and the Vive Cosmos. Both the VR headsets are targeted at a different set of users. While the Vive Pro Eye is aimed at the enterprise segment, the Vive Cosmos will target enthusiasts. The Vive Pro Eye uses built-in eye tracking technology and will allow businesses and developers greater accessibility and better training simulation. The Pro Eye will offer efficient CPU and GPU usage compared to previous-generation professional grade headset.
Apple iPhone XI renders by OnLeaks
OnLeaks in partnership with Digit India has revealed an Apple iPhone XI or Apple iPhone 2019 render, which shows a rather bulky triple camera setup at the back. Another tipster Ice Universe also tweeted saying the renders were likely true. If that triple camera does turn out to be true, the iPhone XI will be one ugly device. However, reports have claimed that Apple could be adding a new Sony 3D camera sensor at the back, which will use a Time of Flight technology, rather than the current structured light technology that Apple relies on for its front camera. Check out the render below. (This particular image was tweeted by Ice Universe on his Twitter)
OnePlus, Asus phones getting updates in India
OnePlus 6T has got an OxygenOS 9.011 update in India, which brings updates to the Android December Security patch, as well as improvements to the WiFi, nightscape mode on the camera. The update appears to be a limited one, and is rolling out for India users. Read more details on the update here.
Asus has also rolled out a FOTA update for its Zenfone Max Pro M2 and M2. The update brings the December Android security patch to both phones, along with camera improvements and other bugs and fixes. Read more details here.
CES 2019: Asus ROG Mothership
At CES 2019, Asus showed the ROG Mothership, a detachable gaming desktop. At first glance, it looks like an oversized version of Microsoft Surface Pro but it is essentially a desktop- replacement gaming laptop. It packs in top-of-the-line specifications including a 17.3-inch FHD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Intel Core i9 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, up to 64GB RAM, and much more.
It also comes with a Kickstand that pops up automatically when the bottom edge touches the table. Meanwhile, the keyboard can be detached from Mothership for added comfort. The Mothership weighs at a hefty 4.7kg.
CES 2019: Huawei's new MateBook
Huawei's big announcements at CES 2019 include a MateBook 13 and MediaPad M5 Lite tablet. The MateBook 13 is a 13-inch ultraportable notebook laptop, while the MediaPad M5 Lite is a 10-inch Android table.t
MateBook 13 has an 88 per cent screen-to-body ratio, and a touchscreen-enabled display with a resolution of 2,160×1080 pixels. It will be powered by Intel 8th generation Core i7 or Core i5 processor with maximum of 8GB RAM and up to 256GB SSD drive for storage. The laptop also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB Type-C ports, a 1MP web camera, and a fingerprint scanner embedded into a power button. The MateBook 13 starts at $999.
Huawei's MediaPad M5 Lite is 10-inch Android tablet, powered by a Kirin 659 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a microSD card slot. Battery is 7,500mAh and this tablet also gets a stylus support.
CES 2019: LG just showed a 65-inch rollable OLED TV
LG has showcased a rollable OLED TV at the ongoing CES 2019. The 65-inch 4K OLED display is ultra-thin and rollable.
The Signature OLED TV R as it will be called, will allow users to simply press a button and its rollable screen automatically disappear into the stand. The LG TV has a 4K UHD resolution, HDR support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10, Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor, WebOS 4.5 OS and ThinQ AI features. The OLED TV also supports Apple’s AirPlay 2 out-of-the-box and HomeKit. It can be controlled via Alexa and Siri as well.