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Technology News March 18 Updates: Xiaomi Mi 10 with 108MP camera tipped to launch in India

Tech News March 18 Updates: Apple has announced its new MacBook Air as well as new iPad Pro. Check details.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 18, 2020 7:28:00 pm
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Tech News March 18 Updates: There’s a lot going on in the technology industry right now due to coronavirus pandemic. Companies are shutting stores due to fears. Apple just announced that all stores outside China will also be shut until further notice. Meanwhile, several tech conferences have either been cancelled, postponed or moved to online-only. In other news, social media giants such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, and others are battling the spread of misinformation about COVID-19.

Samsung has just launched its Galaxy M21 smartphone for a price of Rs 12,999 in India, and this one comes with a 6000 mAh battery and a 48MP triple camera at the back. The phone will go on sale on Amazon from March 23, 2020.

Google has announced a transcription feature for its translate app. Here’s how it will work and it will be very useful if you are a frequent traveller, though right now it is probably best to take a break.  Meanwhile, Poco has also announced that the Poco X2 will be available on open sale during Flipkart Big Shopping Days that will begin tomorrow, March 19.

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HMD Global has announced an online only event for its upcoming Nokia phones. This will include the Nokia 8.3, which is a 5G-ready device, along with other affordable phones such as Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3, according to leaks. The YouTube link for the event is already live.

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19:26 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 coming?

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain tweeted that the company is ready to make a big announcement. He hinted at launching a phone with 108MP camera, which could be the Mi 10 series.

19:01 (IST)18 Mar 2020
iFFALCON TV on discount during Flipkart Big Shopping Day sale

Flipkart's Big Shopping Day sale will be live starting March 19. During the sale, iFFALCON will be offering discounts on its range of AI Android TV that come with Google Assistant support.

18:58 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Apple's new iPad Pro with 3D depth camera is here

Apple has announced a new iPad Pro that features a camera that can scan 3D objects. The company also announced a new Magic Keyboard featuring a trackpad for the first time. The iPad Pro will ship in two sizes, including an 11-inch model and a 12.9-inch model, in the coming weeks, which will be priced at Rs 71900 and Rs 89900 respectively. You can read more about it here.

18:56 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Apple MacBook Air with Magic keyboard announced

Apple has announced its new MacBook Air with faster performance and the new Magic keyboard. The India price for the new MacBook Air 2020 will start at Rs 92,900. The new MacBook Air series will be powered by the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors, which can be configured up to the Core i7 processors, though the base variants are powered by the Core i3 or Core i5 processor. You can read more here.

17:12 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Motorola Razr now supports Jio's eSIM service

Telecom operator Reliance Jio has announced eSIM support for Motorola Razr. This means that Motorola Razr users will be able to use Jio network for making calls and use data without having a physical SIM on the phone. All Jio prepaid and postpaid users will be able to use the service free of cost. The operator is also providing double data & double validity on Rs 4,999 Jio plan to the Jio users who purchase the Motorola Razr. The flip phone will be available starting March 16. 

15:27 (IST)18 Mar 2020
OnePlus gets a new logo

OnePlus has officially unveiled a new logo for the company, which they say offers a "more balanced feel." The OnePlus logo now has a more 'curvilinear 1' and the “+” symbol in the surrounding box has also been enlarged. This is more prominent and represents the OnePlus community, which they company says has helped them in their success. The OnePlus logo gets a fresh colour palette, which centers on OnePlus’s iconic red, followed by an updated secondary palette of cyan, green, magenta, indigo, and yellow. There's also a new font for the logo.

15:11 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 launched: Price, specifications

Samsung has launched its Galaxy M21 smartphone in India for a price of Rs 12,999 in India. The phone comes with a 6000 mAh battery, 48MP triple camera, a 20MP front camera. The display is 6.4-inchs sAMOLED and this is a full HD+ resolution screen, and it runs the Samsung Exynos 9611 octa-core processor. The phone will come in two variants: 6GB RAM+128GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage. It also comes with Widevine L1 certification to support HD video content on apps like Netflix, YouTube. 

14:47 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Apple iOS 14 code hints at ToF sensor on iPhone 12 Pro Max

There's another iPhone leak indicating that the Time of Flight Sensor will be present on the 2020 iPhone 12 series. According to 9to5Mac, iOS 14 code reveals the codename 'd5x' for the upcoming 2020 models, and mentions the built-in time-of-flight sensor. Apple is expected to introduce this in the more expensive variants of the iPhone 12 series, which will likely be the Pro and Pro Max. This sensor will likely be used for new AR features on the iPhone, as it has been reported earlier as well. 

14:39 (IST)18 Mar 2020
PUBG Mobile Lite Varenga Spring Update

PUBG Mobile Lite is getting the Spring Celebration today with the version 0.16.0 update. The update is themed as “Varenga in Bloom” and adds Cherry Blossom areas in the Varenga map with picnic baskets spawning.  Players can search for Picnic Baskets under certain cherry blossom trees to find Flare Guns and Paint grenades. There are also new improvements including a shelter with resources to the North, more roads leading to the Urban area, fine-tuned the industrial area to the Southwest Factory, etc. The update is PUBG Mobile LITE version of the game. 

13:59 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Nokia event is online only on March 19: What to expect

HMD Global is hosting an online-only event on March 19, where a new range of Nokia phones are expected. The event was supposed to take place in London, but given the coronavirus outbreak, it has been moved to an online-only one, which is not surprising. The first 5G phone from HMD Global is expected at the event, which will likely be the Nokia 8.2 5G. Two entry level phones: Nokia 1.3 and 5.3 are also expected. A mid-range 5G phone, called Nokia 8.2 is also expected at the launch event. 

The HMD Global event will be streamed live on the company's YouTube channel. Time is 4.30pm GMT which is 10pm IST on March 19. Check out the YouTube video below. 

13:08 (IST)18 Mar 2020
OnePlus logo refreshed

OnePlus today unveiled the company’s refreshed visual identity, including an updated logo. The company said that the new logo aims to make the OnePlus brand more easily identifiable and versatile. 'The updates mark the most significant change to the OnePlus brand since the company was founded in December 2013,' OnePlus noted. 

“OnePlus is not changing who we are, but reinforcing what we stand for – the true spirit of Never Settle,” said Mats Hakansson, global creative director of OnePlus. “We always design for our users. We feel that these changes maintain the iconic elements of our brand that are beloved by our staff and our community while injecting both excitement and balance into our visual identity.”

12:51 (IST)18 Mar 2020
Poco X2 open sale on Flipkart

Flipkart Big Shopping Days will begin on March 19. During the sale the e-commerce company will be offering discount on various smartphones. The Poco X2 will be available on open sale during the sale. The company has announced that the smartphone will be available on open sale during all four days of the sale. The Poco X2 comes in three variants -- 6GB 64GB, 6GB 128GB and 8GB 256GB and three colours: Matrix Purple, Atlantis Blue and Phoenix Red. Consumers can also get Rs 1,500 off on purchasing the Poco phone with SBI credit cards and EMI. 

10:40 (IST)18 Mar 2020
All Apple retail stores shut due to coronavirus

Apple had shut stores in China last month and now the tech company has announced the closure of all stores around the world. The tech giant has informed that all Apple stores will remain closed until further notice. The stores were previously supposed to re-open on March 27 but sadly that's not happening anymore. Read for more details 

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