The tech world has seen many launches and leaks and a massive global glitch that has never happened before. Also some bad news for cheap Chinese phones.
This week has seen several launches from some of the biggest smartphone brands in the world. But Chinese brands could be driven out of the budget market in India. Meanwhile, Apple‘s flagship iPhone could see its next iteration hitting markets sooner than expected.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G design renders, specs leak
Samsung’s mid-budget smartphone has had its renders and specs leaked online. Sources revealed details like a 6.6-inch FHD+ display and a quad-camera setup on the back. The smartphone was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG certification website and was listed in different SM-A236M, SM-A236B and SM-A236E models.
India seeks to restrict Chinese smartphone makers
India could force Chinese smartphone makers out of the market below Rs 12,000 as the country seeks to boost domestic capacity, Bloomberg reported. The sub-Rs 12,000 market contributes nearly a third of overall smartphone sales in the country.
Global Google Search Outage
The world’s largest search engine suffered a massive outage that affected more than 40 countries and led to over 40,000 incidents being reported in minutes. This is one of the first times that Google has suffered such a massive outage.
Xiaomi launches the Mix Fold 2
Xiaomi has launched the latest addition to its line of foldable smartphones, the Mix Fold 2. Compared to Samsung’s line of foldable smartphones, the Mix Fold 2 comes at a much more affordable price. The phone was launched on August 11 in China.
Samsung’s latest foldables
Samsung has launched the latest versions of its entire foldable range. The company launched the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung Z Fold 4, Watch 5, and Buds2 Pro at its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10.
Motorola launches the Moto Razr 2022 and the Moto X30 Pro
After a delayed launch, Motorola has finally launched the flagship Moto X30 Pro and its new foldable offering, the Moto Razr 2022. Both phones have launched in China, with the global launch yet to be confirmed.
The iPhone 14 could be launched in September
Despite concerns about delays, Apple could launch its next iPhone 14 in the first two weeks of September, Apple tipster Max Weinbach has said. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be priced at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 88,000), which is an increase of $100 from the price of the iPhone 13 Pro.
(Edited by : Shoma Bhattacharjee)