Good Tuesday Evening. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore to send a message that the world is a better place. It is a gesture that could mean we will get to see advanced cybersecurity and app ecosystem developed by North Korea for its internal use. I am hopeful.
Switching gears to major tech news. Vivo launched its Nex and Nex S smartphones that offer nearly bezel-less design without notch and a pop-up selfie camera. It is one masterpiece of smartphone engineering. Xiaomi, another Chinese smartphone maker, launched its entry-level smartphone, Redmi 6 in China. Both the devices are expected to make their way to India soon. E3 2018 continues with announcements from Square Enix and Sony. Here is everything you need to know from the world of technology:
Vivo Nex and Nex S is now official
If you have been holding on for a true bezel-less device then the new Nex and Nex S are the closest you can get right now. The smartphone does feature a tiny chin but still manage to offer a nearly edge-to-edge display design without a notch.
The Vivo Nex and Nex S are flagship devices and both differ in terms of memory and chipset. They feature dual rear camera setup and a pop-up selfie camera. The smartphones will go on sale starting from June 23 in mainland China.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 is now official
Ahead of Vivo’s launch event, Xiaomi silently debuted its budget Redmi 6 smartphone. The smartphone is the successor to Redmi 5, which was launched late last year. It brings the taller display design from Xiaomi to another entry-level device.
The Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch HD+ display and a MediaTek Helio P22 CPU based on 12nm process. The smartphone starts at RMB 799 and will be available alongside the Redmi 6A in China.
Oppo Find X to offer 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 845
Oppo has confirmed that its flagship smartphone, the Find X, will offer 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 845. The smartphone is scheduled to launch at an event in Paris on June 19.
Apart from flagship specifications, the smartphone will also offer dual rear camera system with 5x optical zoom. The technology was first showcased at Mobile World Congress 2017 last year and uses a periscope-style camera placement.
E3 2018: Sony’s big reveal
With tech giants like Microsoft and Electronic Arts having announced new games at E3 2018, the action shifted to Sony. The Japanese giant has already achieved a big head start over Microsoft in the console race and the equation seems poised to stay that away with new games.
Sony revealed details about The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and Insomniac’s Spider-Man. The event gave a look at the gameplay of Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding for the first time.
Reliance Jio announces Double Dhamaka offer
Reliance Jio announced its Double Dhamaka offer for almost all of its prepaid plans. The company is offering additional data benefits of 1.5GB till the end of this month.
Jio says double data benefits will be available from June 12 to June 30 and is aimed to rival Bharti Airtel. It is also offering an additional cashback of 20 percent on select plans when customers make recharge through the MyJio app.
Uber Lite launched in India
Uber Lite is the latest addition to the growing ensemble of lightweight applications. The app was launched at an event in New Delhi as the ride-hailing platform aims to make it easier to book cabs even with poor connectivity.
Uber Lite has a download size of just 5MB, making it easy to use even on devices with low memory. The app is coming to Android and is aimed at emerging markets like India.