Weekly Tech News: October 2020 – LG Wing, FAU-G Release Date and Much more

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1. LG Wing has been Launched in India

LG Wing Launched in India

LG Wing has been launched in India as one of the latest smartphones by the South Korean company. The new LG Wing comes with a unique dual-screen or swivel-screen design which goes up to 90° in rotation. The unique swivel mode is backed by LG’s proprietary software that helps the user interact with both the screens simultaneously.

Although the smartphone appeared globally a month ago, it made its debut in India today along with LG Velvet Dual Screen smartphone. The price of LG Wing has been set as Rs. 69,990 for the base 128GB storage variant and the 256GB variant has not been launched in India yet. The phone comes in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky colour options and will go on sale from November 9. You can see the detailed review of LG Wing here.

2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Box may not Include a Charger

Samsung Galaxy S21

After Apple decided to sell chargers separately to achieve their dream of being a carbon-neutral firm. Now Samsung seems to be following the principles of Apple after mocking Apple for their ideas. There are rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S21 box may not include a charger or earphones. Earphones are already put out of the box by many brands but the charger is the new inclusion in the blacklist.

After making a mockery of Apple’s moves, now Samsung itself seems to be following Apple’s footsteps. Apple justified their reason by putting their idea of being a carbon-neutral firm, but from Samsung, we do not expect such moves. Apple also managed to keep the price of the new iPhones the same as their previous versions with this new initiative. Flagships from Samsung are similarly priced and if it gets rid of the charger it would be simply to extend the mark of their margins.

3. OnePlus Watch Launch Delayed in India

OnePlus Watch

OnePlus Watch was to be launched sometime in this month, but it is now delayed indefinitely. A noted tipster shares information that the OnePlus Watch launch is now delayed with no new specific date for now. The reason for the delay in the launch of the company’s first wearable is speculated to be the complications with the production or software development.

There are various sources that have leaked the looks of OnePlus Watch on various occasions and the Watch is expected to come with a circular dial design.

4. FAU-G is all set to be Launched in November 2020

FAU-G Release Date

FAU-G the multiplayer action game, which was announced shortly after the ban of popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile in India, has confirmed its launch in November 2020. The multiplayer action game is developed by Indian game publisher nCore Games. Expectations are really high from FAU-G, it is yet to see if FAU-G stands upright on the expectations or not.

Akshay Kumar shared the teaser of the upcoming game on Sunday on his tweet on the occasion of Dussehra. The one-minute teaser gives a glimpse of FAU-G and shows Indian jawans fighting without weapons. It says ‘together we secure Bharat’ and ‘we are Fearless and United Guards’. nCore also shared the teaser on its Twitter handle but, the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date.

5. WhatsApp to bring Voice and Video Calling on WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp users can soon get voice and video calling features on the web version known as WhatsApp Web. According to a new report, WhatsApp is working on bringing voice and video calling to its web version. These features including the support for voice calling and video calling was seen after a new update in WhatsApp web beta. These functions are now in the beta phase, which means that the company is testing it before public release.

Webetainfo, which monitors WhatsApp’s latest beta update, released a screenshot of the new update. According to their report, when users receive video and audio calls through WhatsApp Web, a separate window will be opened, where the call can be accepted or rejected. This features will allow WhatsApp to compete directly with Google Meet and Zoom.

6. Fake iPhone 11 Pro on Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale

Fake iPhone 11 Pro on BBD Sale

Another case of online shopping fraud has popped up this year, a user received a fake iPhone 11 Pro in Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale instead of an original Apple product. The incident was brought to notice via a YouTube video.

A YouTuber, Bhavya Sharma, recently ordered Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro via the Big Billion Days Sale 2020. However, he ended up receiving a fake product instead of the original one. Thanks to the social media that the case came to notice. As per the video, the iPhone 11 Pro is in the Midnight Green, while it looks identical to the original one at first sight but, upon a closer look, you can easily notice the difference.

The iPhone comes with a different rear camera module in metal, which is not the case with the real one. The colour of the phone also looks greener than the original one. So this is yet another fraud alert for Flipkart shoppers, this really needs to be addressed.

7. End of Adobe Flash Player at the End of 2020

Flash Player Support Ending in 2020

In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners, announced that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player was made by Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology and the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.

In keeping with this plan, Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020. Most of the users won’t be able to notice the difference as the newer technologies are already being used on most of the browsers.

8. Redmi K30S is the New Flagship-Killer

Redmi K30S

The new Redmi K30S smartphone got launched on 27th October 2020. The flagship killer from Mi comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with shocking 144Hz refresh rate. Redmi K30S is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. It comes with an 8GB RAM. The Redmi K30S runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery, which is a good addition to the package. The Redmi K30S supports proprietary fast charging.

The new Redmi K30S comes with MIUI 12 out of the box and packs 128Gb of internal storage. The Redmi K30S is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. It is available in two beautiful colours namely Interstellar black and Moonlight silver.

9. New MacBook Pro Leak Reveals Apple’s Powerful Updates

MacBook Pro Leaks

Apple grabbed the attention for its MacBook when it announced to shift away from Intel chipsets to its own Apple silicon. There’s going to be a lot of attention on Apple’s Mac computers over the next few months, especially on the MacBooks, as the transition from Intel-based architecture to ARM-based reaches retail shelves. But the radical ARM laptops might not be the only new hardware on show.

Tucked away inside Apple’s latest build of Boot Camp are references to a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. It looks like Apple is ready to bring the 16-inch MacBook’s specs into line with the current 2020 cohort. But there’s a catch, the new machine from Apple is going to have the out-of-favour Intel chipset.

10. Lava Unveiled Lava Pulse 1-Feature Phone with Contact-less Thermometer

Lava Pulse 1

Domestic mobile handset brand Lava on unveiled a feature phone ‘Lava Pulse 1’ on Tuesday with a contact-less thermometer for just Rs 1,999. According to the claims, this feature phone will enable users to measure their body temperature without touching the sensor. According to Lava, it is a low priced solution for people who cannot afford the high cost of contactless thermometers.

The users have to simply place the back of their hand or forehead a few centimetres away from the sensor and it will immediately display their body temperature on the screen, the company stated in a statement. Users will also have an option to save up to 10 readings on the phone for future reference and share the data with others through messages.

Lava Pulse 1 is military-grade certified and comes with a 2.4-inch display and 1800 mAh of battery. It features a sturdy polycarbonate body, torch, VGA camera and has an expandable memory of up to 32GB. This can be a useful tool in current COVID scenarios but the accuracy of the function is a doubt.

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