Another day, another collection of tech news to lap up. It’s Tuesday, and a bunch of interesting announcements today set the tone for what we can expect from the world of tech in the coming weeks. From some important news from Xiaomi, to the coming of the Razer Phone 2, here are the top stories from the world of technology today.
COAI mobile subscriber base in India crosses one billion
The latest report from the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) shows that the combined mobile subscriber base of the four major private mobile network operators (Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and Idea Cellular) has crossed one billion. The report does not take figures from government operators such as BSNL and MTNL into account, and notably, it counts a connection as a single unit, rather than the individual who may have multiple connections.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will have a manual slider
The next flagship smartphone from Xiaomi, the Mi MIX 3, will likely come with a manual slider, which reveals the front camera. The information comes through a leaked video, which shows the slider in action. The approach allows Xiaomi to have an edge-to-edge screen without getting into the complications of a mechanical slider like on the Oppo Find X.
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Razer Phone 2 confirmed to be in development
Gaming specialist Razer made big news last year when it announced the Razer Phone, its gaming-focused smartphone. Now, a new report indicates that we could see a successor to the Razer Phone, unsurprisingly called the Razer Phone 2, sooner rather than later.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 smartphones to be Amazon India-exclusive
Xiaomi is set to launch its latest Xiaomi Redmi 6 series tomorrow, with three devices on offer: Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. Xiaomi has now revealed through a teaser that the three phones will be put on sale on Amazon India, apart from the company’s own Mi.com/in online store and select offline retailers.
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Airtel announces new ultra-affordable prepaid combo recharge packs
Airtel has announced new combo recharge packs for its prepaid customers, but these will initially only be available in Tamil Nadu, UP West and Punjab circles to start with. The plans start at Rs 35, with 28 days of validity, and varying data, talk-time and cost benefits.