Tech NewsWrap: Redmi launches laptop series in India… and more

Tech NewsWrap Redmi launches laptop series in India… and more

Redmi launches laptop series in India

Xiaomi Redmi has launched two laptops in the Indian market – RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning edition. These are the first laptops in the country under the Redmi sub-brand. The laptops come with Intel’s 11th generation Tiger Lake processors, DDR4 RAM, solid state drive (SSD) storage, and fullHD+ resolution screen. The RedmiBook Pro has been priced at Rs 49,999, while the RedmiBook e-Learning Edition will cost you Rs 41,999 for a 256GB variant. The 512GB variant will be priced at Rs 44,999.

Amazon Alexa will help you find Covid-19 testing centres, vaccines in India

Amazon India has updated its digital assistant Alexa to help people find COVID 19-related information. It will also help users get information on vaccination availability, details to contribute towards COVID-19 relief, COVID-19 helpline numbers and much more. Amazon has teamed up with MapMyIndia to help users in India find the nearest COVID-19 testing centers along with the travel distance. Users can simply ask the questions like “Alexa, where can I get COVID-19 test?” and it will provide a list of all the nearby vaccination centres.

Realme unveils MagDart ecosystem

Smartphone brand Realme unveiled a magnetic wireless charging solution for Android, called MagDart. As per the company, the new MagDart ecosystem includes 50W and 15W magnetic wireless chargers, a 2-in-1 MagDart power bank, and a few other magnetic charging accessories. The company, in a statement, said that it aims to be a pioneer in the magnetic wireless charging ecosystem.

iQOO 8 series to launch on August 17

According to the company, the iQOO 8 series is all set to launch on August 17. The latest device will be the successor of the iQoo 7 launched in January this year. The Chinese phone maker took to Weibo to announce that the iQOO 8 will launch in China on August 8. The launch event will be held at 7.30pm local time (5pm IST). The handset is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC and have multiple cameras at the back. If we go by the rumors, the iQOO 8 range may have two models – iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro. Other leaked specifications of the iQOO 8 may include a 2K AMOLED display with 120Hz variable refresh rate.

Twitter users can now sign-in with Apple or Google account

Twitter India has now come up with a new feature to allow users with Apple or Google account to sign-in or sign-up on the platform. The new sign-in options are available on both the web and app versions. However, for now, using an Apple ID only works on iOS devices, although the micro-blogging site claims it will soon be available for the web version. The new feature is said to make the experience easier for the new users.

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