Google Pixel 3, 3XL in October, Nokia 6.1 Plus ‘Hide Notch’ Issue, Vivo V11 Pro Launched: Weekly News

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

Weekly News Wrap

It is completely fine if you were busy this week and could not keep up with following the world of technology, but we will tell you that it was a very exciting one and you missed a lot of content. There were several smartphone launches happening, and you will know what is about to come in the following weeks and months. In short, things just keep getting better and better for everyone.

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.

YouTube Originals Rolled Out in India

YouTube has now joined the original content bandwagon and decided to produce YouTube Originals like Amazon Prime or Netflix. There are 60 projects that have already been completed, with 50 more in the pipeline before the start of the new year globally. Perhaps YouTube will be able to draw in a healthy Indian viewership with the latest move.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Confirmed to be on October 9

Google is all set to launch its flagships of the year on the 9th of October in the United States. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are going to running Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Moto G5 Plus Finally Gets Android 8.1 Oreo

The large-sized Moto G5 Plus is finally experiencing the taste of Android 8.1 Oreo in both India and Brazil. This only means that Android 9 Pie for the device is going to be arriving next year.

Honor 7S First Sale On September 14

The Honor 7S is a budget-friendly smartphone that was launched earlier in India, and its first sale in the country will take place on the 14th of September.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Specifications Leaked

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth specifications had leaked earlier this week and these included a Snapdragon 710 paired with 6GB of RAM.

Jio Celebrations Pack Offers 2GB Daily Data

Reliance Jio has completed its two-year run in the telecom industry, so existing subscribers of Jio will now be getting free 2GB 4G data every day for 4 days till the expiry of the offer on 11th of September.

Nokia 6.1 Plus ‘Hide Notch’ Feature Removed & Will Revert

The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a notch that you could hide before, but that feature was removed. However, this feature will be re-introduced to the smartphone once more in the future.

Vivo X23 Launched in China

The Vivo X23 features a Snapdragon 670 and the device was launched in China earlier this week. It offers a gradient colour design and also sports a teardrop notch at the top centre of the display.

Vivo V11 Pro Launched in India

The Vivo V11 Pro was launched in India earlier this week for the price of Rs. 25,990. Its first sale is set to be held on September 12 and the device will be available via all leading online as well as offline retailers.

Redmi 6, 6A, 6 Pro Launched in India

Xiaomi launched three new affordable smartphones named the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro. All three devices feature decent specifications and build qualities.

Honor 8X, 8X Max Launched in China

Two mammoth-sized smartphones were launched in China called the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max. The highest screen size goes up to 7.12 inches, thus entering the tablet category.

Honor Band 4 Launched in China

The Honor Band 4 was launched in China alongside the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max. The latest wearable sports upgraded features in comparison to its predecessor.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Red Edition Launched in India

The Redmi Note 5 Pro (review) was launched in a red flavour in India. The device features the same pricing as well as the same hardware specifications as the regular coloured models.

POCO F1 Gets New Update that Improves Camera

The POCO F1 becomes even better with the latest update, which introduced improvements to the camera side of the price/performance smartphone.

OnePlus 6T Retail Box Leaked

The OnePlus 6T retail box was apparently leaked and it shows a teardrop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

PayTM Money Launched

The PayTM money app is a brand new way in which the user will be able to not only buy and sell mutual funds but also to conduct their portfolio, on the go.

Jio Phone 2 Second Flash Sale Held

The second flash sale of the Jio Phone 2 was held this week in India, with the device getting some additional and appealing features.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Hands-on Video leaked

The Lenovo Z5 Pro’s hands-on video was leaked, revealing a slider camera and very slim bezels, much like the phones we’ve seen before such as the OPPO Find X.

Reliance Jio Celebrates Second Anniversary

It has been two years since Reliance Jio emerged and it has become a threat for several telecom players in India, including Airtel.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Gets New FOTA Update

ASUS released its new software update in a batch rollout, and it was meant for the popular Zenfone Max Pro M1 (review) handset.

POCO F1 Armoured Edition First Sale

The first sale of the POCO F1 Armoured Edition took place later this week. This variant is an upgraded version of the original POCO F1 and features 8GB of RAM paired with 256GB of internal storage.

Moto G6 Plus Launch Date Confirmed to Be on September 10

The Moto G6 Plus is going to be arriving in India on the 10th of September, giving more options to buyers apart from the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play.

LG Q Stylus+ Launched in India

The LG Q Stylus+ was launched in India earlier this week, comes with a large screen size and is accompanied with a pen accessory.

Airtel Launches Combo Prepaid Recharge Plans

Airtel launched a combo prepaid recharge plan that has been introduced as the company has been struggling with revenue and customer loss ever since the launch of Reliance Jio.

Honor 7S Launched in India

The Honor 7S is a budget smartphone that was launched in India and it aims to complement the lineup of the Honor 7A and the Honor 7C. It carries a price of Rs. 6,999.

Honor Play Receives 4D Smart Shock Gaming Feature in a New Update

The latest update for the Honor Play (review) gives it a brand new 4D Smart Shock gaming feature that will allow users to get a more immersive experience.

Mi MIX 3 Running on 5G Network Spotted

The Mi MIX 3 was shown running on the 5G network so it is possible that Xiaomi launches the first 5G-capable smartphone this month.

BSNL Revamps Broadband Plans to Offer Three Times More FUP Limit

BSNL made some major changes to all of its plans that were priced between Rs. 249 and Rs. 2,295, and these include entry-level to high-end plans.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Launched

During the IFA 2018 trade show, Huawei launched the Mate 20 Lite, a 6.3-inch smartphone that is armed with a Kirin 710 and features a total of four cameras.

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Mohd. Omer cannot control his love for tech, so he became an author to report on the latest happenings in technology, and to educate others. Omer has been tracking the smartphone industry since Nokia's Symbian days. He is an experienced writer who has a strong hold on smartphone domain and is equally passionate about the connecting segments like apps and softwares.