Adithya Prithvi


Last month, Motorola released the previously leaked Moto G30 and Moto G10 on the global market. Today, the company has officially announced that it will bring the Moto G30 and an upgraded version of the Moto G10, dubbed the Moto G10 Power, to India next week. These two new Motorola devices will Release in India on March 9.

The upcoming Moto smartphones, Moto G10 Power and Moto G30, will be exclusive to Flipkart. However, there is no information on the price of the devices, as of now.

Moto G10 Power and Moto G30: key specs

Moto G30

The Moto G30 will feature a 6.5-inch HD + LCD panel with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. There is a teardrop notch on this front-to-house 13MP selfie camera.

Speaking of the camera, the G30 will feature a quad-camera array with a 64MP primary sensor. There’s also an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 118-degree field of view, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for portraits on board.

The Moto G30 will run on the Snapdragon 662 chipset. It will include 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Also, it will support storage expansion via a microSD card.

To power everything these components, there will be a 5,000 mAh battery with a 20 W turbocharging inside. This device can be charged via this USB-C port at the bottom. Additionally, there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack onboard.

Moto G10 Power

Coming to the Moto G10 Power, it will be quite similar to the already released Moto G10. There will be a 6.5-inch HD + screen with 1600 x 720 resolution. It will be powered by the same Snapdragon 460 SoC, along with the same 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage as the Moto G10.

However, the difference will be in the battery capacity of the device. Instead of the 5,000 mAh battery with 10 W charging support in the Moto G10, Moto G10 Power will likely include a massive 6,000 mAh battery with support for 20 W charging. And that’s the only reason the device earned the nickname “Power” in India.

Moto G30 And Moto G10 Power

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Oppo, the China-based smartphone brand, has been expanding its device lineup in India since its inception with the Oppo N1 in 2013. Recently, we saw the company launch its high-end Reno 5 Pro 5G with the new MediaTek.

Oppo launched the A15s with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in India a couple of months ago. Now, the company has launched a higher storage device option, which comes with the same amount of RAM but an increase of 128GB of internal storage.

Aside from the larger storage option, all other specifications are the same. It has a huge 6.52-inch HD + screen with a waterdrop-style notch that houses the 8MP front camera. There is also a triple camera setup on the rear with a 13MP primary sensor and two 2MP macro and depth sensors. Inside, there is a MediaTek Helio P35 processor that powers this device.

Additionally, the budget-class Oppo A15s comes with dual-SIM support, a generous 4,230 mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, as this is a cheap device, Oppo, unfortunately, did not provide support for 5G connectivity on the device.

The new top storage version of the Oppo A15s comes in two color options: Fancy White and Dynamic Black. It is currently available at Amazon also other offline stores. Although the price of the device is 14,990 rupees, it retails for 12,490 rupees after a discount of 2,500 rupees. Once ordered, the device is available to ship in 1-2 days, per Amazon’s listing.

Also Read | Apple’s First Car Could Be Fully Autonomous; No Driver Needed

Apple has been developing an autonomous vehicle called “Project Titan” for a long time. We have seen numerous patents and heard various rumors about the so-called “Apple Car” over the years. Well, the project is starting to pick up the pace. Recent reports suggest that the first Apple Car model will be a fully autonomous vehicle and will be used as Robo-taxis.

According to a CNBC report, sources familiar with Apple’s autonomous car said that the first model of Apple’s autonomous vehicle could be designed to operate without a driver. We even saw the company file a similar patent for its car in 2020. As a result, these are reported to be used as autonomous delivery vehicles or Robo-taxis.

“These will be autonomous electric vehicles created to operate without a driver also focused on this last mile,” one of these anonymous references told CNBC. The information is part of a much larger report that sheds more light on the speculated deal between Apple and Hyundai.

For the uninitiated, in 2018, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple could finally bring its autonomous electric vehicle in 2023. However, we recently saw a report saying that Apple will begin production of the Apple Car from 2024.

Following this, another report said that the iPhone maker is expected to strike a deal with popular automakers, Kia, to develop the vehicles. The CNBC report, along with several other reports, claims this could happen.

According to recent reports, Hyundai also looks forward to working with Apple, as the recent president of the Korea-based auto company Euisun Chung has made it clear that “mobility is the future of the company.”

Furthermore, Hyundai will reportedly give Apple full control for the development of said vehicle and will launch it as an Apple-branded car, rather than a Kia model with Apple software.

Also Read | Sony Has Already Sold More Than 4.5 Million Units of PS5 Since its Launch

Although Sony faced many problems meeting the growing demands for its next-generation gaming console, the company announced that it has sold 4.5 million units of PlayStation 5 since its launch. The company also reported that it had the best fiscal quarter in the history of its gaming business, as revenue increased 40% compared to its revenue figure for the previous year.

The Tokyo-based company released its consolidated financial statement for the third quarter of 2020 today, and in that report, Sony revealed that it sold more than 4.5 million PS5 consoles that match the PS4 sales figure when it launched in 2013. As a result, the company was able to earn more than 883.2 billion yen, which translates to $ 8.4 billion in revenue from its gaming business.

Now, if you don’t know, after launching the PlayStation 5 on the market, Sony had to meet the unprecedented demand for the console. Initially, the company was unable to keep up with supplies and faced negative reactions from buyer customers. At one point, Sony CEO Jim Ryan stated that PS5 stocks were completely depleted.

However, the company, despite these supply problems and negative reactions, managed to deliver that many PS5 units to customers during the holiday season. Sony dominated most of the world’s markets and reportedly sold twice as many PS5 units as its Microsoft competitor.

Also Read | OnePlus Nord 1 5G Will Launch in the Second Half of 2021

After much anticipation and leaks, OnePlus launched the budget 5G smartphones N10 and N100 under its Nord line of devices. Now, we have words about the successor to the Nord N10 hitting the market later this year.

Proposed by trusted insider Max Jambor, the next Nord device will be called the Nord N1 and will succeed the Nord N10, which is currently available in the US and UK. Jambor says that China-based smartphone makers will launch the device this year, but not in the next few months.

Looking at the launch timeline of the previous Nord 10 and N100 devices, the insider said that the Nord N1 will launch in the second half of 2021. There are no details on its specifications or price, however.

Previously, Jambor also said that the company will launch another device under the Nord series called Nord SE this year. We also saw a report late last year that claimed the same thing and added that the device will come with a 65W charger.

For now, OnePlus is said to be focusing more on the launch of its OnePlus 9 series of smartphones. Based on previous rumors and leaks, the company is surprisingly looking to launch three new devices this year. These include the regular OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, which we’ve already seen in numerous renders and supposed hands-on images, and a budget OnePlus 9 Lite or 9E, probably with a low-end processor.

According to previous reports, OnePlus is aiming to launch the upcoming OnePlus 9 series as soon as possible this year. A report stated that the company will announce the devices sometime in mid-March 2021. However, there are no official words from the company regarding the launch event, as of now.

Also Read | This New Tesla Model S Can Run Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3

With cars getting smart with the latest technologies, we have seen massive development of in-car infotainment systems in recent years. But, Elon Musk’s Tesla recently revealed probably this world’s most advanced car infotainment system with this unveiling of its updated Tesla Model S. Why is it the most advanced car system? Well, let’s say you can replace the high-end next-gen game console that you recently bought.

Although the updated Tesla Model S comes with a ton of new features and more horsepower than ever before, in this article we will focus on the fact that the Model S’s new infotainment system can run games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3. Yes, you read that right! So now, you and your friends can enter Night City or join a monster hunt from inside your car.

The new system comes with a huge 17-inch screen and with a resolution of 2200 x 1300, which is higher than the screens of some high-end laptops. According to Tesla’s claims, the screen becomes “super-bright” and also can produce rich and accurate colors. Additionally, passengers and gamers can even tilt the screen left or right for better positioning.

Now, on Tesla’s official website, the company claims that the new infotainment/gaming system comes with 10 teraflops of power. That’s just 2 units less than Microsoft’s high-end Xbox Series X offering. As a result, the system can run high-end games and it also comes with wireless controller support for some friendly in-car gaming sessions.

The new car system also includes a 960 W audio system with 22 speakers and active noise cancellation. So, as you can imagine, playing inside this car would be an ultra-immersive experience for the passengers.

The company is showing the new system in the promo materials and the display shows the Witcher 3 cover. Musk himself recently shared a tweet with a picture of the new car interior. Later, in another tweet, he confirmed that he “can play Cyberpunk.”

Apart from these, the updated Tesla Model S is also said to be the “first production car to hit 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds.” So you can enjoy your games while your friend drives the car fast. This is something that you also your friend cannot do with this PS5 or the XBSX.

The updated Model S costs $ 72,990 (~ Rs 53,18,050) and is available to order on the official Tesla website. According to CEO Elon Musk, orders for the updated Tesla Model S will begin shipping next month.

Featured Image: Tesla

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The Realme Watch marked the company’s entry into the smartwatch segment in May, early last year. It was Realme’s first smartwatch and has since been followed by Realme Watch S and S Pro. The Chinese company is now preparing to launch its second-generation smartwatches. Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro were seen in the Realme Link app code last week. And today, the Realme Watch 2 has been seen in the FCC. It reveals everything there is to know about this smartwatch, from this design to its full specifications.

Realme Watch 2: Design and Features

According to FCC documents, the watch bears the model number RMW2008. It has the same design as its predecessor. It has a square-shaped dial with a button on the right edge. This strap now looks to have this company motto “Dare to Leap” engraved on it. Realme has already added the tagline to the back panel of their flashy phones in the past.

As seen in the real-life image above, Realme Watch 2 will retain the square-shaped LCD screen on the front. It appears to be the same touchscreen with huge bezels as its predecessor. The bottom has sensors for heart rate tracking, SpO2 (blood oxygen) monitoring, sleep tracking, and more. This watch will also support various sport modes, meditation mode, music controls, also notifications, among other things.

Realme Watch 2: Specifications

The FCC listing also includes the Realme Watch 2 user manual. It not only provides us a close look at this design (official render, pictured above) but also at this entire spec sheet.

The Realme Watch 2 features the same 1.4-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels as the original watch. However, it is larger and houses a massive 305 mAh battery, which is almost twice the size of the original battery.

You can check out the full Realme Watch 2 spec sheet right here:

Currently, there is no official word or leak on when Realme Watch 2 will be released. It should arrive sometime later this year, but it appears not to bring any major updates regarding its predecessor. We’ll keep you posted on more details, so stay tuned.

Also Read | Vivo X60 Pro + With Snapdragon 888, Zeiss Optics Launch Starting at CNY 4,998

At this time of this Vivo X60 series launch in China, this company confirmed that it will launch another variant in the coming weeks. This Vivo X60 Pro + arrives as the latest edition to this X60 series. While this standard X60 also X60 Pro were the first phones with the Exynos 1080 chipset, this Vivo X60 Pro + is the first phone with Snapdragon 888 in the company’s portfolio.

Vivo X60 Pro + Specifications

The Vivo X60 Pro + features the same premium design as the Pro variant. This means it has a curved AMOLED screen on both edges at the front and a huge vertical camera island at the rear.

The smartphone features a 6.56-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sample rate. The panel features a resolution of 2376 × 1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20: 9, a maximum brightness of up to 1,300 nits, HDR10 + support, and more. You’ll also find a perforated cutout that houses a 32MP selfie camera on the front.

As for the optics department, Vivo X60 Pro + is led by a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor. This sensor was unveiled in May last year and enables two new features: “super clear night video” and “HDR video” on the device. This means that the Vivo X60 Pro + can record night videos in low light and without grain by increasing the ISO level.

The 50MP sensor isn’t the only main sensor, you’ll find a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor on board. It is the main sensor of the standard Pro variant. Here, the 48MP camera also supports 5-axis micro head gimbal video image stabilization (VIS) but gives you a wider FOV of 114 degrees. The 32 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and the 8 MP periscope camera with 5x hybrid optical zoom complete the quad-camera setup.

Under this hood, this latest 5nm-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset powers this Vivo X60 Pro +. Supports 5G connectivity, up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM, also up to 256GB of built-in UFS 3.1 storage. This device runs the company’s latest Android 11 based on this OriginOS skin out of this box.

Last but not least, the Vivo X60 Pro + comes equipped with a 4200 mAh battery, the same as the X60 Pro. But the company updates the charging speeds. The device now supports 55W wired charging instead of 33W fast charging in the other two variants. It will allow you to fully charge the battery in about 45 minutes.

Price and availability

Vivo X60 Pro + is priced at CNY 4,999 (~ Rs. 56,399) for the base 8GB + 128GB variant and CNY 5,998 (~ Rs. 67,659) for the high-end 12GB + 256GB variant. The smartphone is now available to pre-order in China. It will be available to buy from January 30 in two color variants, namely Classic Orange and Phantom Blue.

Also Read | LG Could Exit the Smartphone Business in 2021

After launching this dual-screen LG Wing also teasing the roll-up phone, LG is now looking to exit the smartphone market. The company, according to a recent Reuters report, plans to shut down its smartphone manufacturing unit due to heavy losses suffered in recent years.

In an internal memo sent to employees (first reported by The Korea Herald), LG CEO Brian Kwon stated: “In the global market, competition in the mobile business, including smartphones, has become more fierce. LG Electronics believes that we have reached the point where we need to make the best decision about our mobile phone business. “

Regardless of any change in the direction of the smartphone business, employment will remain, Kwon said in the memo. The CEO has reportedly assured the employees that none of them will be fired. However, reports suggest that LG plans to transfer 60% of the employees to other business units and it is not known what will happen to the remaining 40%.

Nothing has been confirmed so far. As a result, some people believe that this could be nothing more than a baseless rumor. But let’s face it, LG is currently competing with big brands like Samsung from the same land and other Chinese giants like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus.

The company has reportedly lost around $ 4.5 billion, which is roughly equivalent to Rs. 32,847 million rupees. LG was once ranked No. 3 in the global smartphone market, however, it did not make it to No. 7 in 2020.

That said, LG is moving towards different companies surely for the better. It recently teamed up with automotive supplier Magna International to manufacture electric car components.

The company also showed off a new roll-up smartphone, much like its roll-up smart TV, at this year’s CES, which, if this report is true, might not see the light of day

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Although HTC might not be a major name in the industry today, the company is still releasing smartphones to retain some of its market shares. After the HTC Desire 20+, which is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor, the Taiwanese giant today unveiled a low-mid ranger called the HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G. Well that’s a mouthful, right?

The company announced the device quite quietly on its official website along with a short video showing the device in all its glory. You can watch the video below.

The first HTC device with a 90Hz screen

Now, as you can see, the main focus of the Desire 21 Pro 5G is supporting 5G connectivity in its Desire line of smartphones. HTC Released its first 5G device, this HTC U20 5G last year. However, the device was only available on the Taiwanese market and nowhere else.

Now, aside from the 5G factor, the Desire Pro 21 5G features a 6.7-inch screen, which is quite large for a mid-low ranger like this one. Additionally, this will be the first HTC device to feature a 90Hz display panel for smooth scrolling and user interface interactions. There is also a perforated front camera on the top edge.

On the back of the device, there is a four-camera system with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and two additional 2MP sensors for macro and depth cameras.

Going into the technical details, HTC integrated the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC inside the device. It has 8GB RAM, 128GB of storage, also a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Furthermore, the Desire 21 Pro 5G also comes with a capacitive fingerprint sensor that is built into the power button for biometric security. However, from the looks of it, the 3.5mm headphone jack seems to be missing from the device, which is a bummer, as most other low-mid ranges come equipped with it.

Price and availability

This device is currently available for pre-order in Taiwan. So if you are in that country, you can locate your order right now and this company will deliver it on January 21. However, HTC did not mention whether or not it will bring the device to other markets around the world. It is rated at TWD $ 11,990, which translates to around $ 425 (~ Rs 31,093).

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