Launches are back in the technology industry. The week saw new launches from Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, LG and others in the Indian market. As the vaccine rollout gains pace across India, the government has launched a vaccine tracker that gives citizens daily updates on vaccination progress in the country. All this and more in Gadget Now’s top tech news of the week …
Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G and Oppo Enco X True Wireless Noise cancelling earphones launched
Oppo expanded its smartphone as well as audio products line-up with the launch of the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Enco X True Wireless Noise-cancelling earphones in India. While the smartphone is priced at Rs 35,990, the TWS earbuds are priced at Rs 9,990. Read the complete story here.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go launched in India
Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop Go Windows laptop in India at a starting price of Rs 63,499. There are four models with 10th Gen Intel i5 Quad-Core processors with different RAM and storage options. Read the complete story here.
COVID-19 vaccination tracker launched; Now you can check daily vaccine stats
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 (IC) with 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 14-inch Full HD display launched
Xiaomi expanded its laptop range in India with the launch of Mi Notebook 14 (IC). It is priced at Rs 43,999 and comes with a webcam. Read the complete story here.
Qualcomm launches new chipset Snapdragon 870 5G; to power premium Android phones
Chip maker Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 870 5G mobile chipset as a follow-on to the flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. The new Snapdragon 870 5G chip claims a clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz and is armed with Kryo 585 CPU. Read the complete story here.
Indian government sends letter to WhatsApp on new privacy rules
LG K42 launched at Rs 10,990; comes with military grade certification
South Korean tech giant LG expanded its smartphone lineup in India with the launch of LG K42. The rugged smartphone is priced at Rs 10,990 and comes with military grade certification. Read the complete story here.
Skullcandy launched Jib True TWS earbuds at Rs 2,999
Audio brand Skullcandy has launched its TWS earbuds dubbed as Jib True. Priced at Rs 2,999, these earbuds come with ANC and have a total claimed battery life of 22 hours. Read the complete story here.
Kodak launched 42-inch and 50-inch models expanding its TV range
Kodak announced two new TV models — 42-inch FHDX7XPRO TV and 50-inch UHDX7XPRO TV — in India, Priced at Rs 19,999 and Rs 29,999, these Android TVs are powered by Cortex A53 quad-core processor.Read the complete story here.
Vivo Y31 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC launched
Vivo has launched a mid-range smartphone — called Vivo Y31 — in India. The key highlight of the smartphone is its triple camera setup with 48MP primary sensor. Read the complete story here.
Harman launches JBL C115 TWS earbuds at an introductory price of Rs 4,999
Samsung-owned audio brand JBL by Harman launched JBL C115 true wireless earbuds in India. Priced at Rs 4,999, these house a 5.88mm dynamic driver. Read the complete story here.
Soundcore launches Infini Pro soundbar with Dolby Atmos support at Rs 15,990
US-based audio brand Soundcore by Anker launched its 3D soundbar Infini Pro in India. Soundcore says that it’s the world’s first all-in-one Dolby Atmos soundbar. Read the complete story here.
Mumbai Police busts 12 fake online shopping websites that duped people of Rs 70 lakh
Mumbai Police busted fake shopping websites racket that duped people. “Don’t Fall In The Dark Web Of Fake Sites! Mumbai Cyber Police arrested an IT expert from Gujarat, busting a fake online shopping racket. Using fake websites selling household items, accused duped 22,000+ people for more than Rs 70 lakh,” said Mumbai Police in a tweet. Read the complete story here.
Google threatens shutdown in Australia if forced to pay for news
Google said it will disable its search function in Australia if the government proceeds with a media code that would force the company to pay local media companies for sharing their content. Australia is on course to pass laws that would make the Big Tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters for content. Read the complete story here.