Welcome to this week’s tech news in Tamil. First of all, thanks to everyone for all the positive response. I am very happy. I didn’t expect such an overwhelmingly positive response from the very first video. Moving on, let’s start the second video. Before we start off the second video, I have a couple of announcements to make. First announcement, is that we have started subtitles. Second important announcement is that we have moved the video from Sunday to Saturday at 11. So, you can definitely wait for it. So, shall we set this week’s episode of TNT on fire? But before that, don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and the bell icon for regular updates. Similarly, like, share, and comment on this video. Your support is important to us. This week’s 1st story is that Motorola has launched the G7 series first in Brazil and Mexico. The phone will also come to India soon as mentioned by a popular tipster.
And if you look at the news, Motorola has launched 4 phones in the G7 series. G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, G7 Power G7 Play has a 5.7-inch HD+ display and G7 Power has a 6.2-inch HD+ display. These phones come with a regular “boat” notch. But the G7 and G7 Plus come with a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a teardrop notch. Similarly, you get a Snapdragon 632 SoC on the G7 Play, G7 Power and G7. And on the G7+, you get a Snapdragon 636 SoC. If you look at the cameras, the G7 Plus has the best specs with a 16+5MP setup on the rear. It also comes with optical image stabilisation. What I think about these phones is the pricing is too high. In Brazil and Mexico, the G7 Play is the most affordable phone. The starting price for that phone is ~Rs 20,000. And the G7 Plus is around Rs 36,000! With SD632 and SD636 SoCs in the phone, Motorola might have to rethink the pricing for India. In India, last year’s G6 wasn’t very popular and hence they had to launch the One Power.
Similarly, I think they can relook the pricing of the G7 series and fix the pricing this year. And, if the pricing will be right for India or not. We shall only know once it is launched in our country. The second news this week is that leaks and renders of the Sony XA3 have started catching steam. We don’t know yet if this phone will come to India, but Sony is expected to showcase it at MWC. The most unique thing that we learn from the leak is that it has a 21:9 aspect ratio display. Till now the tallest displays we’ve seen on a smartphone are ones that have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This is the first time in the world that a phone will come with a 21:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Especially for avid cinema fans and videophiles, the Sony XA3 should be a really interesting phone.
If you take a close look at the renders, there is a massive bezel on the top and a tiny chin at the bottom. But, Sony’s phones haven’t been doing really well and therefore the company is trying different things. The 3rd story this week is a very important story, according to me. The most important thing revealed in the JioPhone 3 leak is that it could come with a touchscreen display. This will be the first time, you will have a 5-inch touchscreen display on the JioPhone.
It is also being said that the phone will be priced under Rs 5,000. The phone could come with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (wrongly mentioned as 16GB in voiceover). We don’t have details yet if the phone will run KaiOS or Android Go. But I really think that JioPhone 3 will be a very interesting proposition. Because of the massive penetration of 4G data, I think there is a good prospect for the new JioPhone 3. What do you guys think? Is it interesting? The 4th story is about the launch of the OPPO K1, which was launched recently in India. Actually, I was present at the launch event. The biggest feature of the OPPO K1 is that… …you get an in-display fingerprint scanner in a phone under Rs 20,000. Yes guys, the OPPO K1 is the cheapest phone in the world with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Actually, I am not a big fan of in-display fingerprint scanners. I still think that in-display fingerprint scanners are slow.
But, I think that it can be a great feature to show off to your friends. When you show it to your friends, they might get overjoyed looking at it. When you use an in-display fingerprint scanner, you get a clean look on the rear. And the gradient back of the OPPO K1 in the Astral Blue colour looks stunning, in my opinion. The OPPO K1 doesn’t just come with a fingerprint scanner but also a SD660 SoC. Also, OPPO K1 is a Flipkart-exclusive online. Another important feature that is easy to overlook is that OPPO K1 comes with an AMOLED display. An AMOLED panel in this price range is unheard of and that is a big plus point for the OPPO K1. Keep watching our channel for a full review of the phone, which we shall try to bring it soon. In news no. 5, we look at how Google is taking the Indian market seriously when it comes to hardware. But all these are leaks, renders and, rumours. There are no details yet. Yes, I am talking about the Pixel 3 Lite and about the Pixel 3 XL Lite.
Yes, Google is going to launch these as mid-range phones with a starting price of Rs 40,000. Yet, it is a more affordable Pixel phone that is not as expensive as the Pixel 3. There are strong rumours that Google will launch the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 XL Lite soon in India. This is a very exciting news because the same camera hardware as the Pixel 3 will be on these 2 phones. So, you get the same camera experience. In fact, our favourite camera phone here is Mr.
Phone. Therefore, I believe a lot of folks could consider this phone just for the great camera experience. So, the Pixel 3 Lite will come with a SD670 processor and the Pixel 3 XL Lite will come with a SD710 SoC. I am very happy that Google is serious about the Indian market, especially with these phones. In the next news, Coolpad still exists! Yes, this famous ODM has a new phone now. ODM meaning Original Device Manufacturer. Coolpad makes phones that brands like Micromax rebrand. That Coolpad still exists in the Indian market. The USP of the Coolpad Cool 3 is that it comes with a teardrop notch and a 5.71-inch HD+ display. These kind of features are heavily sought after in this price range. We haven’t seen such a cheap phone with a teardrop notch, yet. And that’s not it, you get the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the phone.
So, I definitely have to give brownie points to Coolpad for this. Rs 6,000 is very affordable for the Cool 3. Do let Mr. Phone in the comments section if we should review it. The 7th story this week is about the Samsung Galaxy A90. Samsung phone leaks are flying all around town. Honestly, I am tongue-tied with all the leaks. Especially, the Galaxy A90 looks super interesting. Till last year, Samsung was avoiding the notch.
But with the M-series things have changed. And it looks like the Galaxy A90 will have a pop-out selfie camera. Just like the Vivo Nex and the V15 Pro. While the pop-out camera is an interesting addition, the no notch display on the front is more exciting. Full-screen display should be stunning. Take a look at the renders on the screen to judge for yourself. The pop-out selfie camera could come out of the sides or from the center. Of all the phones that have leaked this year, the Samsung Galaxy A90 is a very interesting phone. No doubt. So, we have spoken a lot of phones and it could get boring. So, the final news of this week is – will Spotify come to India or not? First there were strong murmurs of a party on Jan 29th for selected media. But alas, the party got cancelled. (party abhi baaki nahin hai!) And there were sleuths who predicted it will launch on January 30th after the party.
For those who don’t know, Spotify is a music streaming service. Like Gaana, Saavn, Wynk, Apple Music, Spotify is a probably the most popular app in the world. And, in fact, India has a lot of users who use Spotify with a VPN (virtual private network). But it hasn’t launched officially, and Spotify is one of the most important launches of 2019 in India. In fact, Spotify was in strong talks and almost cracked talks with T-series for their service.
But it looks like there are major delays in the legalities and certain contracts. But finally, a lot of reports say that it will launch on March end. We are waiting eagerly too. What do you guys think? Do you use it? Do let us know in the comments section below. If you haven’t used it yet, try it with VPN. It is a great streaming service. And, if you want to use it, I have shared a guide in the description below. In this weeks, Teach Me Tech Brother, let’s talk about foldable phones. So, what are foldable phones? Well, they are nothing but phones that can fold into two halves. Just like how you would fold clothes or paper. So what should you do to make foldable phones? The most important thing in foldable phones is folding the display. And bendable AMOLED displays are a reality today. This display is not made out of glass but plastic. In fact, Samsung has already showcased its foldable phone. In fact, a Chinese company called FlexPai has jumped the gun and showcased it first.
Similarly, Huawei will also come with a foldable phone as is being perceived. Xiaomi’s president Bin Lin has already showcased a foldable phone prototype. Of course, the display has to fold in a foldable phone. But it can fold laterally or vertically. If it folds vertically, it will become a small phone. If you fold it laterally, it can open up into a tablet form factor. The tablet kind of phones is what will be more commonplace. In fact, the Samsung and Xiaomi foldable phones open up like a tablet. I also think that Huawei’s foldable phone will open up like a tablet. For foldable phones, even the internal components have fit into half-and-half and the wires too. Definitely, foldable phones will be very expensive. Actually, flagship phones are already crossing the 1 lakh price tag.
So, foldable phones will be even more expensive. If the phones have to go mass market, they have to be introduced in the market first. So, reviewers like us have to talk about it. Review it. Early-adopters must show interest in buying it too. We need to understand what people think about these phones. But foldable phones have been existing for years in the form of flip phones. Motorola’s very famous Razr V3 for example with a display and a keypad folded into a flip form-factor.
In fact, the Moto Razr will come in a new foldable form factor. Strong rumours around it. So, the future looks very interesting. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments. So, let’s end our episode right here. I am hoping you guys would’ve liked it a lot. Even if you didn’t like it, do let us know in the comments section.
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