BSNL Freedom Plans, Mi A2 in India, Galaxy Note 9 Launched, Oppo F9 Pro India Launch on Aug 21: Weekly News Wrap

Here are some exciting launches and more that happened this week and if you have not been following this week properly, then you can update yourself with our weekly news wrap


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

Earlier this week, the Vivo V81 launched in India, features a Helio P22 chipset and carries a price of Rs. 12990 in the country.

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.

OPPO F9 Pro Launching in India on August 21

OPPO started sending out media invites for the launch of the F9 Pro in India. The smartphone might feature MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset, along with multiple RAM and storage configurations.


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

The Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched in India earlier and with pre-orders currently going on, the base model will start at a price of Rs. 16999 and will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

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

The Nokia 7 Plus could be receiving the Android 9 Pie update earlier than expected. If that happens, this device will end up touting some very unique features for its user.

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

The 6GB RAM version of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 was launched in China and also went on sale earlier this week.

Google Pixel 3, 3 XL Launch Date May be October 4

Both the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL might be launched on the 4th of October and might feature the biggest notches we have ever seen in a smartphone right now.

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

The gaming smartphone called the Honor Play (hands-on and first impressions) launched in India and carries a price of Rs. 19999.

Nokia 3.1 3GB, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 2.1 Launched in India

Entry-level and mid-range smartphones named the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 3GB RAM and Nokia 2.1 were launched in India earlier starting at a price of Rs. 6999 and going up to Rs. 14999.

That is it for our technology news wrap. If you want to know more about launches, pricing, rumours, leaks and several other info, you can head over to the home page of our website.