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Elon Musk unveils Semi, Apple iPhone X back in stock, Honor V10 launch date and more: Daily news wrap

Here are the top tech news stories of the day.

  • Published: November 17, 2017 8:11 PM IST

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s all-new monster electric truck today as the billionaire entrepreneur looks to make a dent in the transportation industry. Apple’s iPhone X is back in stock on Airtel’s online store, meanwhile Lenovo, Vivo, and Honor teased their new and upcoming products today. As the day and the week draws to a close, here’s a look at the news stories which made top headlines.

Vivo V7  launched

As promised, the Vivo V7 smartphone launched in Indonesia today. It is priced at IDR 3,799,000 which translates to approximately Rs 18,300. It wil be made available in India starting November 20.

Highlights of the smartphone include edge-to-edge display design and its selfie camera. It is equipped with a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS FullView display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. As for the USP, there’s a 24-megapixel front camera of f/2.0 aperture accompanied by soft ‘Moonlight Glow’.

Tesla Semi truck

After teasing it for months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally took the wraps off what is called as ‘Semi by Tesla’. The monster truck is an electric vehicle that aims to take on the freight industry with its sci-fi inspired design and functionality. It has a gigantic windshield and two screens on either side. There’s a center-mounted seat. Musk claimed that the truck has a 400 mile range in 30 minutes and has semi-autonomous capabilities. On the sidelines of the Semi launch, Tesla also unveiled the new Roadster which now adorns a red color. Musk says that the Tesla Roadster will be the fastest car ever with its speed capabilities of reaching 0 to 60 Miles Per Hour (mph) in 1.9 seconds, and 0 to 100 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

Apple iPhone X back in stock

Airtel announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apple’s tenth-anniversary edition iPhone, which will be available on the operator’s online store starting 8:00PMtonight. The first batch of the iPhone X went up for sale on November 3, and soon after, the stocks were sold out owing to heavy demand. The iPhone X comes in two models with the 64GB model priced at Rs 89,000, and the 256GB model priced at Rs 102,000.

Lenovo Tab 7, Tab 7 Essential launch

Lenovo launched two new entry-level tablets today. Called Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential, the tablets feature a 7-inch display. The Lenovo Tab 7 is priced at $80 (Rs 5,200 approximately), whereas the Tab 7 Essential is priced at $100 (Rs 6,500 approximately). Both tablets are available on Lenovo’s official website in black and white color variants. It is unclear as to when these tablets will launch in India.

Honor V10 launch date

Honor is also set to join the bezel-less smartphone bandwagon with its V10. The smartphone is set to launch on November 28 in China.  The Honor V10 is said to be a toned down version of the already launched Mate 10. It is expected to be priced at 3,000 RMB (Rs 29,300 approximately). In terms of specifications, the smartphone is expected to come with a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone might be powered by a Kirin 970 chipset. It is also likely to sport a dual-camera setup at the back with a combination of a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel camera.

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  • Published Date: November 17, 2017 8:11 PM IST