Redmi Y2, Note 5 Pro MIUI 10 Update, Moto G6 Plus, iPhone XS Max, XR Launch, Jio Tops 4G Speed: 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.

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.

Honor 9N Review: A Modest Upgrade Over the Honor 9 Lite

Vivo V11 Pro Gets New OTA Update

The Vivo V11 Pro received an OTA update that allowed the smartphone to start recording 4K footage at 30fps from the primary camera.

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 launched its iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone XR as part of its September keynote. All iPhone models now come with a bezel-less design with a notch on top to support Face ID.

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

Surprisingly, before the Nokia 5.1, the Nokia 3.1 was able to receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update, which only begs the question when will it be able to receive Android 9 Pie.

Vivo X23, OPPO A7X Went on First Sale in China

The Vivo X23 and the OPPO A7X went on their first sale in China earlier this week, with both devices bearing that unique teardrop notch in order to increase the screen-to-body ratio.

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

The Mi A2 (review) had an open sale in India, where the smartphone was being sold exclusively through Amazon India.

POCO F1 6GB + 128GB open sale

The POCO F1 (first impressions) also had an open sale, with the Armoured Edition also being sold, and for those that don’t know, this variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

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

The OPPO Realme 2 Pro is expected to launch on the 27th of September and this ‘Pro’ version is expected to feature better hardware specifications than the Realme 2.

Realme 2 Sells 3.7 Lakh Units

Thanks to the affordability of the Realme 2 (reasons to buy the Realme 2), the smartphone is was able to register 3.7 lakh unit sales on the popular online store Flipkart.

OnePlus 6 Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 2

Thanks to the OxygenOS Open Beta 2, the OnePlus 6 (review) gets lots of improvements in the camera department as well as performance optimizations.

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

The larger and more powerful variant of the Moto G6 series, the Moto G6 Plus was launched in India earlier this week and it comes with a Snapdragon 630.

Redmi 6 Pro Went on First Sale in India

The Redmi 6 Pro went on its first-ever sale in India, featuring a Snapdragon 625 and a notch design at the top of the handset.

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

It appears that a brand new Galaxy Note 9 Silver colour variant is going to be launching soon while maintaining the exact same specifications as the remaining models.

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

Xiaomi has confirmed that the POCO F1 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 support. This will allow the battery of the smartphone to get topped up very quickly.

OnePlus Announces ‘Crackables’ Contest With Google

OnePlus had announced earlier this week that a new Crackables contest in collaboration with Google will take place and participants will have a chance to win the OnePlus 6.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Beats Galaxy S9 Plus, Ties With HTC U12 Plus in DxOMark Camera Rankings

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.