Tech News #80 – September 25, 2020
1. Amazon Echo Show 10 Launched.
Amazon Echo Show 10 has been introduced. The Echo Show 10 supports a motorized base that swivels automatically to keep you in the frame, whenever you interact with the device. Amazon also announced that Echo Show devices will be getting Netflix support. Along with that, users will also be able to stream content from Hulu and Prime Video.
The Echo Show 10 features a 10.1″ adaptive HD display that moves to face the user. It has a brushless motor system that allows it to rotate without any sound and track the subject. It comes with a 13MP wide-angle camera.
The Echo Show 10 is powered by the new AZ1 processor which according to the company can process speech faster, making Alexa more responsive. Echo Show 10 can also act as a security camera by periodically panning the room and sending smart alerts if it detects someone. With the Alexa app, you can access the live feed from the Echo Show 10’s camera from anywhere.
The new Echo Show 10 is priced at $249.99 (approximately Rs. 18,400) in the US and will be offered in two color options – Charcoal and Glacier White. The exact date of the availability is not been announced yet.
2. Vivo V20 SE Launched in Malaysia.
Vivo V20 SE has been launched with triple rear cameras, fast charging support, and a waterdrop-style display notch.
Vivo V20 SE runs on Android 10 with Funtouch OS 11 on top. The smartphone features a 6.44″ FHD+ (1080 x 2400) AMOLED display. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
There is a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also has a 32MP front camera. The phone also packs a 4100mAh with 33W fast charging support.
The sole variant of the Vivo V20 SE is priced at MYR 1,199 (approximately Rs. 21,300). The phone comes in Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue color options and is currently limited to the Malaysian market.
3. Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) And Fire TV Stick Lite Launched.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite have been launched. Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices and to make it reachable to even more people, they also launched a lighter variant of the device.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen).
There is not much difference between the older and the newer generation of the Fire TV Stick in terms of design and features. The only difference is a new 1.7GHz quad-core processor that is claimed to be 50 percent more powerful than the previous generation of the device.
The user interface is also redesigned for Fire TV OS that includes user profiles, improved search and content discovery, and access to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. There is 8GB of internal storage for apps and app data.
You can stream up to FHD (1920 x 1080) content with HDR 10+ also supported as well. Dolby Atmos Audio is also supported on the Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen). The Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is priced at Rs. 3,999.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite.
The Fire TV Stick Lite is identical to the regular Fire TV Stick in terms of design and specifications. It supports streaming content at FHD (1920 x 1080) and 8GB of internal storage. It also comes with the same redesigned Fire TV OS.
The key differences between the two devices include a different remote on the Fire TV Stick Lite that does not have the ability to control the television, and Dolby Audio only available through HDMI pass-through. The Fire TV Stick Lite is priced at Rs. 2,999 in India.
4. Dell G7 15 Launched In India.
The Dell G7 15 made its first debut in the US in June and now has finally arrived in India.
The Dell G7 15, as the name suggests, features a 15″ FHD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare LED display with 300Hz refresh rate and 300 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by up to an Intel Core i9-10885H 10th-gen octa-core CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB GDDR6 RAM. The Dell G7 15 7500 comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2,933MHz and a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD.
On the side of ports, the Dell G7 15 include Wi-Fi, Intel AX201/ Killer Wireless 1650 2×2 AC, Bluetooth 5.1, an HDMI 2.0 port, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a 2-in-1 SD card slot, an RJ45 port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Thunderbolt 3 port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C).
The audio is handled by two speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio. There is also a 720p webcam on the Dell G7 15. It also has an 86Wh battery with 2.1kg of weight.
There are two configurations of the Dell G7 15 7500. The Core i7 + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD variant is priced at Rs. 1,61,990 and the Core i9 + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD variant is priced at Rs. 2,07,990. The Dell G7 15 7500 is available for purchase via Flipkart, select Dell Exclusive Stores, and multi-brand outlets.
5. Oppo Watch ECG Edition Launched In China.
Oppo Watch ECG Edition has been launched in China as a new addition to the Oppo Watch lineup. The Oppo Watch ECG Edition has a sole 46mm variant that has a stainless-steel body and a rubber strap. It also supports eSIM.
This variant runs on ColorOS Watch based on Android. The Oppo Watch ECG Edition is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor and an Apollo 3 co-processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The smartwatch has a 430mAh battery that the company claims to deliver 40 hours of battery life with regular use and 21 days on the Power Saver mode. It also supports VOOC fast charging technology.
The Oppo Watch ECG Edition has a 5 ATM/ IPX8 water resistance rating. It also features various sensors that include a three-axis accelerometer, air pressure sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetism sensor, optical heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, and of course, ECG. ECG records the electrical signal from your heart. For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS.
The Oppo Watch ECG Edition is priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 27,000) and is up for sale in China. There is no word on its global availability yet from the company.
1. TicWatch Pro 3 with launched in the US with Snapdragon 4100 processor. Priced at $299.99 (approximately Rs. 22,100) .
2. iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 update released with default browser bug fixed.
3. Vi (Vodafone Idea) is offering 1GB free data for 7 days to select users.
4. Mi Watch Lite spotted on UL (Demko) certification website.
5. Oppo to launch new smart TVs in October.
6. Renders of the Nokia 7.3 leaked. Tipped to come with quad-rear cameras and Snapdragon 690 processor.
7. New generations of Amazon Echo and Echo Dot launched in India. The price starts at Rs. 4,499.