Tech News #85 – October 12, 2020
1. Nokia 215 4G And Nokia 225 4G Feature Phones Launched.
Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225 4G feature phones have been launched in China. Both the Nokia 215 4G and the Nokia 225 4G feature 2.4″ LCD displays. You get a physical T9 keyboard, a 3.5mm audio jack, Wireless FM Radio, an MP3 player, and a flashlight.
Both the phones support 4G TD-LTE VoLTE connectivity and Bluetooth. The only difference between the two phones is that the Nokia 225 4G has a VGA camera on the back, while the Nokia 215 4G doesn’t come with any camera.
The Nokia 215 4G is priced at CNY 289 (approximately Rs. 3,140) and is currently up for pre-orders in China. The price for the Nokia 225 4G has not been shared on JD.com yet but pre-orders will start from October 16 with sales starting from October 25.
2. Vivo Y73s Launched In China.
The Vivo Y73s runs on Android 10 with Funtouch OS 10.5 on top and features a 6.44″ FHD+ (1080 x 2400) AMOLED display with HDR10 support. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 720 octa-core processor, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
There is the triple rear camera setup that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP portrait sensor. The phone also has a 16MP selfie camera at the front. The smartphone packs a 4100mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Vivo Y73s is priced at CNY 1,998 (approximately Rs. 21,700). The phone comes in Black mirror and Silver moon color options. The Vivo Y73s is up for pre-orders in China, with its shipments beginning from October 16. There are no details about the global launch of the Vivo Y73s right now.
3. Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Launching in India.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon comes with a lightweight, 966 grams, chassis made of an aero-grade carbon fiber material that is designed and made to meet MIL-STD-810G standards and to withstand knocks and bumps.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon comes with a 13″ QHD (2560 x 1600) display that has an NTSC color gamut of 72% and 300 nits of peak brightness and also supports Dolby Vision.
The laptop is powered by up to an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. You will also get up to 1TB of SSD PCIe M.2 storage.
Connectivity option includes two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, a USB Type-C port, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0. The laptop also comes with stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos.
The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon packs a 50WHr battery that is rated to deliver up to 15 hours of video playback or 13 hours of “all-day office” productivity. There is also a Rapid Charge Boost fast charging technology that is claimed to provide two hours of usage in just 15 minutes of charge.
Lenovo is yet to reveal the exact launch date and pricing details in the country. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon in a single, Moon White finish and two distinct configurations – Intel Core i5-1135G7 or Intel Core i7-1165G7.
4. Redmi Smart TV A65 Launched In China.
Redmi Smart TV A65 has been launched in China. Redmi Smart TV A65 runs MIUI for TV 3.0. The smart TV features a 65″ 4K display with 3840 x 2160 resolution and HDR support. The smart TV is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali G52 GPU with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of storage.
For connectivity, it includes a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, IR support, two HDMI ports (with ARC support on one), two USB ports, an S/PDIF port, and an AV port. it also has two 8W speakers that support DTS-HD.
Redmi Smart TV A65 is priced at CNY 2,599 (approximately Rs. 28,300) and is currently on sale in China through JD.com and Xiaomi Youpin.
5. Free AirPods With iPhone 11.
Apple has announced an exclusive offer for its customers in India, in which they can get free AirPods on the purchase of iPhone 11 from its online store. This Diwali offer is set to go live on October 17 and is only applicable on purchases via Apple’s recently launched online store in India.
While this offer is only applicable if you buy an iPhone 11 from the Apple Online Store, other retailers are also offering massive discounts like Amazon, which is offering the iPhone 11 at Rs. 49,999 during the Great Indian Festival sale.
1. Snokor iRocker Gods TWS with 13mm drivers launched in India at Rs. 1,999.
2. 1More Colorbuds TWS with aptX support launched in India at Rs. 7,999.
3. Vivo V20 price tipped for India. Might launch at Rs. 24,990.
4. The price of Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime is set at Rs. 16,999 (6GB/64GB) in India.
5. OnePlus Nord Special Edition to be launched on October 14 with Sandstone Black color.
6. Realme Q2 Series launching on October 13 in China.