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.
Honor 9N to Launch in News Colors
The Honor 9N (review) is a budget-friendly smartphone that will be available in brand new colours. The two extra colours that are going to be added are Lavender Purple and Robbin Egg Blue, with both variants going on sale on the 17th of September.
Vivo V11 Pro Gets New OTA Update
Mi 8 Explorer Edition to Get MIUI 10 Public Beta ROM
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition will eventually receive the MIUI 10 public beta ROM, but only the China-specific beta ROM is scheduled to launch at first.
Airtel Online Store Will Sell Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR
Airtel will eventually offer the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone XR on sale through its online store and this will happen starting on the 28th of September.
BSNL Bumper Offer Launched
With the BSNL bumper offer, the company is offering all of its prepaid users an additional mobile data of 2.2GB per day during this period.
Jio Celebrations Pack
The Jio Celebrations Pack offered 2GB of mobile 4G data to users daily till the 11th of September. This was done to celebrate the fact that the company has successfully completed two years of operating in India.
Jio Tops in Download Speed in August
According to a download speed chart, Jio was on top with a 22.3Mbps speed followed by Airtel with a speed of 10Mbps.
Airtel Rs. 97 Prepaid Plan Launched
With the latest offer, Airtel gives 1.5GB of 3G/4G data along with 200 SMS, with a period that lasts up to 28 days. Voice calling benefits covers 350 minutes or 21000 seconds of local, roaming, and STD calling.
Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR Launched
Apple Watch Series 4 Launched
Apart from the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR launch, the Apple Watch Series 4 was also unveiled that now comes with bigger displays and an EKG sensor.
Nokia 3.1 Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update
Vivo X23, OPPO A7X Went on First Sale in China
Vivo V11 Pro First Sale in India
The Vivo V11 Pro’s first sale went live in India earlier this week and carried a price of Rs. 25,990, with two colours being offered; Starry Night Black and Dazzling Gold.
Mi A2 Open Sale
POCO F1 6GB + 128GB open sale
Jio Phone, Jio Phone 2 Get WhatsApp Support
Thanks to Google’s efforts, the Jio Phone and the Jio Phone 2 finally get WhatsApp support. Now you don’t need an expensive smartphone to experience WhatsApp and you can effortlessly do that with a feature device.
Realme 2 Pro Launching on September 27
Realme 2 Sells 3.7 Lakh Units
OnePlus 6 Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 2
Vivo Y97 Launched in China
The Vivo Y97 is yet another smartphone with a teardrop design that was launched in China earlier in the week.
Moto G6 Plus Launched in India
Redmi 6 Pro Went on First Sale in India
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition Launching on September 19 in China
The Mi 8 Youth Edition is expected to be a cheaper version of the Mi SE and according to various details, it will launch on the 19th of September in China.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Silver Color Variant Leaked
BSNL 4G Services to Soon Roll Out
An official from BSNL has said that the company will be offering LTE services in the near future.
POCO F1 Features Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 Support
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) September 11, 2018
OnePlus Announces ‘Crackables’ Contest With Google
Think you have what it takes to crack the code? Play #Crackables to find out. Starting September 18.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) September 11, 2018
Xiaomi Mi 8, Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5 Pro Receiving MIUI 10
The global variant of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is to receive the MIUI 10 update, which is based on Android 9 Pie. This update is expected to make everything more responsive on the smartphone and will also grant it better gesture control for the user. Meanwhile, Redmi Y2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro users are receiving MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM.
That is it for our weekly 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 and find out more.
While you’re at it, you can also check out our review of the affordable ASUS Zenfone 5Z.