The Realme 5i launch in India was certainly the biggest news of the week, with Oppo introducing a quad rear camera setup in the country by bringing a new budget smartphone with the spin-off brand. The company also launched the Realme X50 5G in China this week, while unveiling the Realme C2s in Thailand. Other major news this week included confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launch date in India, and its price was also tipped. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite was also launched soon in the country. Meanwhile, Jio launched its Wi-Fi calling service on Airtel. Of course, no one can forget CES 2020 – the world’s largest consumer technology trade show – where brands from around the world unveiled their latest innovations, including OnePlus, with their first phone. Read on for all the top tech news from the past week.

Realme 5i launched in India

My true form Launched Realme 5i This week in India, three days after its unveiling in Vietnam. A more economical version of Reality 5The Realme 5i brings the same processor, quad rear camera setup, and larger battery than the original, but has a lower resolution front camera. Only one variant, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, was launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,999.

At that price, Realme 5i competes with smartphones such as Redmi Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy M20s. It has been launched in Aqua Blue and Forest Green color variants, and will go on sale for the first time on January 15 at 12 noon through both Flipkart and Realme.com websites. The company also has a detailed Realme 5i launch offer, with Reliance Jio availing Rs. Till then. 7550.

Realme 5i specifications include dual-sim (nano) card slot, ColorOS 6.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie, 6.52-inch HD + display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB RAM, a quad rear camera setup (12) . -Mgpegel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel), an 8-megapixel front camera, 64GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB), connectivity options and a regular set of sensors (one With fingerprint sensor) on the rear panel), 5,000mAh battery with 10W charge, dimensions of 164.4x75x9.3mm and weight of 195 grams.

Realme X50 5G launch, Realme C2s also unveiled

The first 5G smartphone from Realme, is called Realme X50 5G. The recently launched mid-range Qualcomm 5G mobile platform – Snapdragon 765G – powered by Realme X50 5G has other highlights such as a 64-megapixel handheld quad rear camera setup, a dual selfie camera setup and a large 4,200mAh battery. Realme X50 5G Master Edition Featuring top model specifications and a design were also unveiled by Japanese model Naoto Fukasawa.

The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Realme X50 5G is priced at CNY 2,499 (about Rs 25,800), while the top-end 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,999 (about Rs 30,900). For the Realme X50 5G Master Edition, it is available only in the 12GB + 256GB variant, priced at CNY 3,099 (approximately Rs. 32,000). The Realme X50 5G is already on sale in China, and there is no word on when it will make its way into other regions.

Realme X50 5G specifications include Realme UI, which is based on Android 10. It is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone with a 6.57-inch full-HD + 120 Hz display, 12 GB RAM, a Snapdragon 765G SoC up to a quad rear. Camera setup (64-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel), a dual-front camera setup (16-megapixel + 8-megapixel) in a tablet-shaped hole-punch display notch, up to 256GB inbuilt. Storage (without microSD card slot), 4,200mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 flash charge support, connectivity options including dual-mode 5G, standard set of sensors including side-mounted fingerprint reader, 163.8×75.888 Included in. 9 mm, and weighing 202 grams.

As we said, Realme also unveiled this week. Realme c2s In Thailand, and the smartphone is essentially just a rebranded version of the Realme C2 for the country. It has been priced at THB 1,290 (about Rs. 3,000) for the 3GB + 32GB variant. Specifications include a 6.1-inch HD + display, MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, dual rear camera setup (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel), a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite India Details, Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Earlier this month the Samsung Galaxy S10 was unveiled globally as the more affordable version of the series, and now, we know its launch date in India – 23 January. The smartphone was teased by Flipkart for launch, while IANS recently cited industry sources. Its price in the country too – between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 45,000.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite include a 6.7-inch full-HD + Infinity-O display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM options, a triple rear camera setup (48-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel) Huh. ), A 32-megapixel front camera, up to 128GB inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 1 TB), a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Next up Samsung galaxy note 10 lite It was unveiled earlier this month with the Galaxy S10 Lite, and now, Vijay Sales has confirmed that it is indeed launching in India soon. A report this week also tried to introduce its price in the country at Rs. Rs 35,990 for the 6GB RAM variant. Rs 39,990 for 8GB RAM variants.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite include a 6.7-inch full-HD + Infinity-O display, an S Pen stylus, a Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, triple rear camera setup (12-megapixel + 12-). Megapixel + 12-megapixel), 32-megapixel selfie camera, microSD card (up to 1 TB), 4,500mAh battery and 128GB of inbuilt storage via in-display fingerprint sensor.

Jio Wi-Fi Calling Launched in India, Airtel Expands Wi-Fi Calling

After Airtel launched its Wi-Fi calling service last month, Jio made its debut this month. The telecom operator says the service is currently compatible with 150 mobile devices, and supports both voice and video calls over Wi-Fi networks. The nationwide launch will take place in a phased manner, with the rollout to be completed on 16 January. Jio also claims that voice and video calls will basically switch between VoLTE and Wi-Fi networks.

After launching in Delhi NCR last week, this week too, Airtel expanded its Wi-Fi calling service. The service now also works on any broadband service provider’s Wi-Fi network, although initially it was limited to Airtel XStream fiber. The company also announced that Wi-Fi calling is now used by 1 million users, and now supports more than 100 smartphones across 16 brands.

OnePlus Concept One unveiled at CES 2020

Amidst this week’s major CES 2020 news, one made bigger headlines than the others Oneplus Concept one. As the name suggests, it is a concept smartphone, and as such will not be commercially launched. However, the company can bring technology from concept smartphones in its lineup to future models. Created in collaboration with supercar manufacturer McLaren, the OnePlus Concept One is claimed to be the first smartphone to sport an electrochromic glass panel.

The new type of glass can be transparent or opaque, and takes only 0.7 seconds to clear from black. It has been used on the cover panel for the rear camera setup of the OnePlus Concept One, and thus hides or exposes the rear camera as needed. Other highlights of the concept smartphone include a leather back panel stitched in the iconic McLaren papaya orange color. The frame of the OnePlus Concept One is made with an aluminum alloy.

Flipkart launched the first laptop under its MarQ label

At CES 2020, Flipkart also made a splash – with the launch of the first laptop under its own MarQ private label. Called the Falcon Airbook, the laptop’s USP is its lightweight design and slim build. It weighs 1.26 kg and its thickest is 16.5 mm. Starting at Rs 39,990, the Falcon Airbook will go on sale in India from January 17. Other highlights include an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 256 GB of SSD storage.

Other specifications of the Falcon Airbook by Flipkart include its 13.3-inch full-HD IPS display, 8GB of RAM, a dedicated SSD expansion slot and 37Whr battery to deliver up to 5 hours of battery life. The company is also ending the door-step warranty, saying the laptop was developed after analyzing millions of customer reviews – in addition to market research.

iPhone SE 2 leak-based render

While our weekly roundup rarely included leaks, it was popular with our readers. This week, a 360-degree video of the CAD render and the iPhone SE 2 was shared, with a design based on reliable leaks. IPhone SE 2 features iPhone 8-like design, a single rear camera, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor in leak-based renders and video.

To sport a 4.7-inch IPS LCD retina display, the iPhone SE 2 was also tipped to run on the Apple A13 Bionic SoC seen in the iPhone 11 model. Leaks also say that the iPhone SE 2 will have dimensions of 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8 mm. It is also uncertain what the name of the smartphone will be at launch, with the iPhone 9 also being a strong contender.

PUBG Mobile gets v0.16.5 update

The PUBG Mobile v0.16.5 update was released this week, and coined new features such as Domination Mode and Town Map, besides ushering in the launch of the Season 11 Royal Pass called ‘Operation Tomorrow’. Changing the balance, the update also includes a new vehicle. As one expects, the battle pass also brings new skins for weapons and items, while Tow also has new items and rewards.

The domination mode in PUBG Mobile is similar to that seen in Call of Duty: Mobile, and the purpose is that players grab and hold players. The new vehicle is a light snowmobile, which means faster but also weaker than a regular snowmobile. Another change with the V0.16.5 update is the re-addition of the warehouse map to Arena Training, while the damage output of the Groza Assault rifle at Team Arena is reduced.

Facebook, WhatsApp integration to introduce TicketLock option in India

This week it was reported that Facebook may soon launch its recently introduced TikTok alternative app in India called Lasso. To recall, Lasso was launched in the US last year, and is a short-form video app similar to TicTalk. The application will reportedly make its way to India by May 2020, to take over BiteDance-owned TickTalk. The report claimed that Lasso will be rolled out to other emerging markets this year as well.

Separately, popular reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong looked at the Lasco integration within the Facebook-owned instant messaging app – WhatsApp. Lasso was seen working in picture mode in WhatsApp, but now, there is no sense when such integration will go live to the public.


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