Morning Tech Masala on 10th July, 2020

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Let’s check out the latest tech masala of the morning in short.

#1. ASUS Rog Phone 3 – Announcement

Another beast is coming this month from ASUS. The Taiwan based company is shining with their gaming smartphones in Rog series. Asus was teasing Rog 3 for a whie now and it was scheduled to launch in USA and Europe first, but recently the company has published a video featuring Carry Minati (Ajay Nagar) saying that it will be launched in India as well on the same day – 22nd July,2020

Here are some key notes on specifications:

  • Snapdragon 865+ processor – most powerful chipset in the industry
  • Android 10
  • Triple rear camera
  • Octacore CPU
  • UFS 3.0
  • 256/512 GB on board storage
  • 8/12/16 GB RAM
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 30W fast charging

Here is another glimpse of the device in real life:

It will be launched exclusively on Flipkart on 22nd July, 8:15pm. If you are willing to buy or prefer a gaming smartphone, this can be a good deal for you.

#2. Facebook & WhatsApp chat integration

Facebook & whatsapp chat integration - Phonegeek morning tech masala
Facebook & WhatsApp

WABetaInfo spoke person has recently confirmed about a cross platform messaging possibility between Facebook & WhatsApp. The experts from WABetaInfo platform said they have observed such preparation for integration of these 2 apps. It is possible as Mark Zuckerberg promoted earlier to create a single platform for Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram. Perhaps the process has started recently.

#3. Redmi to Launch the Note 9 Smartphone in India – More Details

Yesterday, the Redmi India Twitter page hinted the arrival of the Redmi Note 9 smartphone in India. Here is the official tweet:

If you are aware of the global scenario of Redmi, the recently launched Poco M2 Pro was nothing but the rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro. And this rebranding has become a common practice among the 3 brands of Xiaomi. It was globally announced in April this year. As a lighter version than the Note 9 Pro aka Poco M2 Pro, it will be more affordable and may get launched in India in the 3rd week of July.

The pricing will be very attractive as this is going to compete the Narzo 10 series by Realme in the sub 10,000 category.

Redmi Note 9 Global version to be launched in India
Redmi Note 9 – Global Version

Other Technical Specifications:

  • 6.53 inch FHD+ LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Quad rear camera setup – 48MP primary + 8MP ultra wide + 2MP depth + 2MP macro.
  • Front camera – Punch hole 13MP front camera
  • Mediatek Helio G85 chipset – Octa core processor
  • 205,946 score in Antutu benchmark!
  • 5,020 mAh battery with 18W fast charging

Spec wise in pen and paper, the Note 9 seems promising. What’s your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below. And keep visiting & following us to get more morning tech masala updates.

#4. BSNL New Work From Home Offers

Recently BSNL has come up with the Work From Home offer to compete with its rival Jio and Airtel. And honestly, it has better offerings than the competitors.

The COVID-19 pandemic situation has affected our job life a lot, most of us have to work from home and for that data is a necessity. In this situation, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has come up with this plan at just RS. 599. This plan offers:

  • 5GB Per day, 80Kbps upon reaching the 5GB limit
  • Unlimited local & STD calls upto 250 minutes per day
  • Validity of 90 days
  • 100 SMS per day

Here is a side by side comparison of BSNL with the other 2 major competitors:

BSNL Work From home Plan - morning tech masala at phonegeek
Side by side comparison of Airtel, BSNL & Jio

#5. iOS 14 Public Beta is Rolling Out

After the announcement, iOS 14 is now available for users for beta update. Irrespective of the age of the device, any iPhone currently running on iOS 13, will get the iOS 14. Here is the list of iPhone models eligible for iOS 14.

iOS 14 device list
iOS 14 device list

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