This week saw launches across the smartphone, laptop and earbuds categories. Oppo, Tecno and Inifinix launched their new smartphones while Asus launched new laptops. Apple rolled out iOS15.2 for users. Also, WhatsApp released a new feature that allows users to preview voice messages All this and more in our top tech news of the week.
Oppo Find N foldable smartphone unveiled
Oppo has unveiled its first smartphone, Oppo Find N. The company showcased the smartphone on the second day of its annual Oppo Inno Day event. The smartphone is part of Oppo’s high-end series Find. It has been in the works for quite some time now. It features a clamshell style design as seen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Click here for the full story.
Infinix Note 11, Infinix Note 11S launched in India
Infinix Note 11 smartphone was unveiled by Infinix in October. The company later announced that the devices will be launched in India. Last month, the company launched another smartphone in the Note 11 series, Infinix Note 11S, and now, both smartphones have been launched in India. Click here for the full story.
Google announces Android 12 Go Edition with faster app launch and long battery life
Google has released Android 12 Go Edition for entry-level Android phones. In a blog post, the company has highlighted key features of the operating system. The new OS is said to offer a faster, cheaper and more privacy-friendly experience to the users. It will be available next year. Android (Go edition) was launched in 2017. The special Android OS edition seeks to help more people access the best of Android and Google through affordable, entry-level phones. Click here for the full story.
Reliance Jio introduces Re 1 prepaid plan
After increasing the prices of its prepaid recharge plans, Reliance Jio has introduced a new prepaid recharge plan. The plan costs Re 1 and is the cheapest prepaid recharge plan that any network provider offers. For starters, the Re 1 prepaid recharge plan only offers 4G data. The plan does not include any calling minutes. Click here for the full story.
WhatsApp rolls out new feature that allows users to preview voice messages
WhatsApp is changing the way you share voice messages. The company will allow users to preview voice messages before they send. This means that you can listen to voice notes that you send on WhatsApp. “Today WhatsApp is making Voice Messages even better with the launch of Voice Message Preview. Now you can preview your voice message on WhatsApp before you send it, perfect for those moments when you want to get your message just right,” said the company in a statement. Click here for the full story.
Asus Chromebook CX1101 launched in India
Asus has expanded its Chromebook lineup with the launch of the all-new Chromebook CX1 (CX1101) in India. The ruggedized Chromebook features an 11.6-inch display and a spill-resistant keyboard. The laptop comes with a 180° lay-flat hinge and military-grade certification. The Asus Chromebook CX1101 can withstand falls, shock and pressure. Along with this, the device has also undergone some in-house testing including — panel-pressure, shock and drop tests. Powered by an Intel processor the laptop runs on ChromeOS. Click here for the full story.
Lava launches Probuds N2 neckband with dual-connectivity priced at Rs 1199
Lava International Ltd has launched its latest neckband –Probuds N2. Weighing just 25 grams, Probuds N2 are claimed to be the lightest neckband in its segment. Made with silicon for durability and flexibility, Lava’s new accessory offers buyers up to 12 hours of playtime in a single charge. It comes in colour options – black and teal, the neckband offers an impeccable blend of style and functionality. Click here for the full story.
Apple rolls out iOS 15.2 for iPhone users
Apple has rolled out a rather significant software update for iPhone users. iOS 15.2 is now available for download for iPhone users and brings several new features. Among the new features are updates to Apple Music, App Privacy, iMessage and more. Click here for the full story.
Uber Eats delivers food in space
Uber Eats has made its first delivery in space at the International Space Station. The food parcels were brought to the ISS for the astronauts stationed there by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa who arrived at the ISS after a nine-hour rocket journey, as per a report by Business Insider. The billionaire plans to stay on the ISS for 12 days. Click here for the full story.
Sennheiser HD 400 Pro studio headphones launched in India at Rs 21,990
Sennheiser has launched the HD 400 Pro studio headphone in India. The professional headphones are priced at Rs 21,990 and are available for purchase on Amazon and shop.sennheiserindia.com. The company claims that the headphones feature lightweight open-back design fitted with soft velour ear pads to ease long sessions. The headphones come packaged with both coiled and straight detachable cables for different user preferences. Click here for the full story.
HP launches DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra printer at Rs 10,200
xpanding its printer lineup, HP has announced its latest affordable ink advantage printer in India. The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra printer 4826 is a plug and play printer and it comes with print, copy and scan features. The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra printer 4826 comes with two full cartridge sets, which can print 2600 (black)/1400 (colour) pages. It also offers enhanced connectivity through dual-band Wi-Fi with self-reset and HP Smart mobile print app. Click here for the full story.
Tecno Spark 8T debuts with MediaTek processor and dual rear cameras
Tecno Spark 8T is now official in India. The smartphone is an entry-level device that comes powered by MediaTek processor and has a 50MP primary camera. The handset succeeds the Tecno Spark 8 and is offered in four different colours. Colour options on the phone are Atlantic Blue, Cocoa Gold, Iris Purple, and Turquoise Cyan. Click here for the full story.