An exciting news from HMD Global topped the charts today. We might soon be witnessing the India launch of the new Nokia phones. In other news, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 also debuted today, while Amazon introduced its Kindle Lite app for the Indian market.
As for upcoming devices, the OnePlus 6 was spotted in fresh images. Apple Watch models, which will be released later this year, also made to the top news with reports of bigger screen and better design. Here’s an overview of all that made headlines today.
HMD Global April 4 Nokia event
HMD Global sent out media invites today for a product launch in India. While the media invite does not specify as to what will be launched on April 4, 2018, it is safe to assume the India debut of the latest Nokia smartphones which were introduced at the MWC event earlier this month. It is expected that the company may announce the India pricing and availability of the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphones. If we are lucky, we might also see the re-entry of the Nokia 8110 ‘Matrix’ slider phone as well.
OnePlus 6 leak
Will it have a headphone jack or will it not? That’s a million dollar question in the present times of narrower bezels and thinner frames. If the latest image leak is anything to go by, the OnePlus 6 will continue to follow the tradition and retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. The leak, coming from serial tipster Evan Blass, shows off more than just the headphone jack. There’s a wooden texture back panel, a physical fingerprint sensor, and dual-camera setup visible in the image.
Apple Watch Series 4
Towards the end of the year, Apple will be introducing a new line of its smartwatches alongside the new iPhone lineup. Today’s leak suggests that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 will boast a larger display and a new design. According to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo the new watch will have a 15 percent larger display. Not only will there be improvement in terms of design, the smartwatch will also come equipped with enhanced health monitoring along with a longer battery life.
Apple, TRAI lock horns
Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) continued to battle it out over the development of a smartphone app which is aimed at curbing spam calls and text messages. Apple had agreed to provide limited help to TRAI to build the DND app. However, it emerged in reports today that the company and the regulator have not met since November. TRAI has claimed that it was still waiting for basic clarifications on what features the iOS version in its app can offer. Apple, on the other hand, appears to be in a dilemma with the development of the app which potentially impacts the privacy of its users.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 launch
Samsung launched the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 today in India. Priced at Rs 13,990, the smartphone comes equipped with Samsung Pay Mini and Samsung Mall. It features a metal unibody design and boasts 13-megapixel camera on the front and back. It is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery and runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
Amazon Kindle Lite app launch
Addressing the poor internet issues of the e-book readers in India, Amazon launched the Kindle Lite app today. The app weighs 2MB and promises to offer seamless reading experience even on 2G networks. It has been designed to support smartphone reading, and comes with 30,000 free ebooks.