Play to launch two new smartwatches in India
Domestic wearable brand Play is all set to launch its new smartwatches in India. The yet-to-launch smartwatches will sport a round dial and will have Bluetooth calling functionality. The models also appear to be integrated to their proprietary android and iOS application, PlayFit. According to the company, these smartwatches will be available to purchase from November 30, 2021 at the competitive pricing of Rs 3,999 for PlayFit Slim and Rs 4,999 for PlayFit Strength.
OnePlus RT, Buds Z2 to launch in India next month
The OnePlus RT and Buds Z2 TWS earphones are tipped to launch in India in December, 2021. The OnePlus RT is likely to be the same as the OnePlus 9RT that was unveiled in China last month. The colour options of OnePlus RT and OnePlus Buds Z2 have also been leaked. Besides, the TWS earbuds by OnePlus come with active noise cancellation support and include 11mm drivers.
Apple to use its own modem chip for iPhones in 2023
As per the reports, Apple has roped in TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) to manufacture custom 5G modems for iPhones in 2023. The partnership with the Taiwanese chipmaker could see 5G iPhone modems being produced from 2023. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier claimed that such a modem chip could see the light of day by 2023. Also, a new report by Nikkei Asia corroborates the claim made by the tech analyst.
Fold partners with Niantic to create AR-based Bitcoin rewards app
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has joined hands with payments app Fold to launch an alternate vision for the metaverse where players can earn Bitcoin. Currently, the feature is available for Fold App users to play in beta that enables them to earn Bitcoin and in-app benefits by exploring their physical surroundings. Niantic is working on expanding this experience, buoyed by Coatue’s most recent $300 million (approx. Rs 2,234.7 crore) investment into the company.