If you were too busy this week and could not keep up when it comes to following the world of technology, smartphones and more, it was a very exciting one. There were several launches happening in India and worldwide, and you will know what is about to come in the following weeks and months. In short, this week was fantastic and we are sure the next one is going to be even better.
If you’ve missed out on all the exciting news and launches over the past one week, our weekly news wrap is here to keep you up to date so that you will not be able to miss out on anything juicy and worthwhile. Are you ready to get up to date? Then let us begin.
MIUI 10 Released to the Third Batch of Xiaomi Devices
In a world where manufacturers do not update phones that are two years old, Xiaomi shows other phone makers the way by releasing its MIUI 10 to a third batch of devices which includes Xiaomi Mi 4, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X MTK Edition, Redmi 4 Standard & High Editions, and the Redmi 4A. Keep in mind that some of these devices are four years old.
Mi MIX 2S Emerald Green Launched in China
Xiaomi has released a new special edition Mi Mix 2S Emerald Green colour variant in China, which goes on sale on the 14th of August.
Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Begins
The Flipkart Big Freedom Sale lasted for a period of three days in which there were loads of discounts and offers for buyers living all across India.
Amazon Freedom Sale Kicks off
Aside from Flipkart, Amazon did not want to miss out on all the fun, so the e-commerce giant launched its own Freedom Sale, which included lots of discounts and other offers that you could have checked out earlier this week.
OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition Sold out in Four Seconds in the First Sale
The premium version of the OPPO Find X, the OPPO Find Lamborghini Edition sold out in just four seconds during its first sale and keep in mind that this version is more expensive than the regular one.
Moto P30, P30 Play, P30 Note Listed Online
The listings on Motorola’s official China website revealed that we could be seeing three brand new smartphones as part of the P30 series at an upcoming event in China.
Moto Z3 Launch in China on August 15
The Moto Z3, which is said to be the first smartphone to feature 5G connectivity thanks to a Moto Mod is going to be launched in China on the 15th of August.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Home Speaker Launched
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Home Speaker were launched during a New York event which saw a new and improved flagship getting shown off by the technology giant.
BSNL Launches Rs. 9, Rs. 29 Prepaid Recharge plan
The latest prepaid recharge plan from BSNL carries a price of Rs. 9 and Rs. 29. With Rs. 9 users will receive 2GB of mobile data with FUP speed restricted to 80Kbps, unlimited voice calls to all telecom operators, except to Delhi and Mumbai and 100 Free SMSes. All these benefits are available for one whole day. As for the Rs. 29 plan, you get 100 Free SMSes per day, 2GB of mobile data with FUP speed restricted to 80Kbps and unlimited voice calls to all telecom operators except to Delhi and Mumbai. This offer will last for a period of seven days.
LG G7 Plus ThinQ Goes on the First Sale
The latest flagship called the LG G7 Plus ThinQ went on its first sale earlier this week and carried a price of Rs. 39990.
Nokia 8110 4G Banana Feature Phone Available on Pre-orders in the UK
The Nokia 8110 4G has found itself in the UK, with pre-orders happening and sale expected to start from the 15th of August. As per HMD Global, the phone will be sold for £69.99 for the unlocked variant.
Vivo Y81 Launched in India
Xiaomi Confirms POCO Sub-brand for India, Global Markets
The POCO sub-brand is most likely going to be similar to Huawei’s Honor brand and that means that not just in India, but global markets might see the launch of the POCOPHONE F1 taking place very soon.
— Jai Mani (@jaimani) August 9, 2018
OPPO F9 Pro Launching in India on August 21
Nokia 6.1 Plus Launch Reportedly on August 21
HMD Global, the licensee that sells Nokia-branded smartphones will be holding a media event in India on the 21st of August, and it can be expected that the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be launched in the country.
Mi A2 Launched in India and up for Pre-orders
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 Leaked in Unboxing Video
Xiaomi’s upcoming POCOPHONE F1 is said to be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 flagship when it officially launches and earlier this week, the device was unboxed in a leaked video that was posted on YouTube, but unfortunately, it was removed later on.
Nokia 7 Plus Receiving Android 9 Pie in India
Android 9 Pie OS Launched
Google’s latest and greatest OS update, Android 9 Pie was launched and though only five devices received the update, other smartphone manufacturers have promised that their phones will also be getting updated.
WhatsApp, Facebook May Get Blocked in India
Only during emergencies, platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media apps might be blocked by the government. These emergencies include riots, protests and others.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 6GB + 128GB Launched in China
Google Pixel 3, 3 XL Launch Date May be October 4
LG Q8 2018 Launched
The LG Q8 2018 was launched in Korea earlier this and it comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ screen but a boring Snapdragon 450 chipset underneath the hood.
Xiaomi 2.0 Bluetooth Speakers Launched
The new Xiaomi 2.0 Bluetooth speakers come at a price of Rs. 4000 in India and also feature an inbuilt microphone.
Honor Play Launched in India
Nokia 3.1 3GB, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 2.1 Launched in India
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