The tech world is gearing up to witness several smartphone launches in the weeks to come. Starting from the Realme X7 series to Poco M3 and many more. Realme and Poco confirmed the launch date for the upcoming Realme X7 series and the Poco M3 earlier today. In other news, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced his new venture dubbed ‘Nothing’, a smart devices company, Apple released the latest iOS 14.4 software update, TikTok parent company ByteDance laid off 1800 employees in India after the permanent ban, and more. Here’s a look at the top tech news of the day.
Realme X7 series India launch date revealed
After tons of speculations and official teasers, the Realme X7 series is set to launch in India on February 4. Both the Realme X7 and X7 Pro are said to come with 5G support. The upcoming duo, which officially made its entry in China last year, will come with Super AMOLED displays, 65W fast charging, MediaTek Dimensity processor, and up to 64-megapixel quad rear cameras. Read here for more details.
Apple releases iOS 14.4
Apple has released the latest version iOS 14.4 software version mainly focused on security improvements and fixes. It will also allow the iPhone camera to scan smaller QR codes and the option to categorize Bluetooth devices. Additionally, iPadOS 14.4 has also been released. The update is now available for users to download. Read here for more details.
Carl Pei announces ‘Nothing’
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced his new venture called ‘Nothing’. The company has received a seed investment of $7 million from known names in the tech world including Apple vice-president Tony Fadell, Casey Neistat (YouTuber), Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch), and more. ‘Nothing’ is said to be an audio venture and slated to release its first product in the first half of 2021. Read here for more details.
Poco M3 India launch on Feb 2
Poco is all set to launch a new smartphone under its M series dubbed the Poco M3 in India on February 2. It will be a budget device and succeed the Poco M2, launched last year in the country. The upcoming Poco phone will come with a 6.53-inch display, 48-megapixel triple rear cameras, a 6,000mAh battery, and more. While we don’t have an official word, the Poco M3 is expected to fall under Rs 15,000. Read here for more details.
ByteDance massive layoffs in India
TikTok, among many other Chinese apps, has been permanently banned in India. This led parent company ByteDance to cut down its Indian operations and lay off a major part of its workforce, which totaled over 2,000. The company has also discontinued its other apps such as Vigo Video in India after TikTok was banned last year. Read here for more details.