Tech wrap: LG’s T-shaped phone, iPad successor, Poco X3 leak and more | HT Tech

Tech wrap: LG’s T-shaped phone, iPad successor, Poco X3 leak and more

Realme fans got some new information about Realme 7, while Poco fans got confirmation on some features on the upcoming handset.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 30 2020, 23:33 IST
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Wrapping up the last week of August were brands like LG, Apple, Western Digital and more. We saw leaks and rumours with regards to uniquely-shaped smartphones, iPads, apps among others. Realme fans got some new information about Realme 7, while Poco fans got confirmation on some features on the upcoming handset.

This and a lot more that made headlines in tech today:

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LG's T-shaped dual-screen phones leaks in second video, shows popular title Asphalt

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LG could be working on a new smartphone that is not foldable or has dual screen but is rather different as it may have a T-shape design. While one part will feature a half-sized screen, the other one will be a full-lenght panel. The device has showed up in a second video.

Apple iPad successor may get TouchID on power button, FaceID and other features

It looks like last year's 10.2-inch iPad tablet may get a successor that takes design cues from the ‘Pro' lineup. According to a leak, the design is said to include thinner bezels, sensors for FaceID tech and support for Magic Keyboard. This time, the new iPad could have a bigger screen at 10.8-inch size.

Western Digital wants you to rent hard drives for storing your photos

The company has launched a new service called ‘Monthly Subscription Program' where it rents hard disk (yes, you heard it right!) based on their requirements. What happens is that when users avail a particular plan, Wester Digital sends them a hard disk drive on which they can store their data until the end of their service plan. Once the plan ends, users can either renew the contract or end it.

PM Modi praises various apps developed under 'Atmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised various apps that were a part of "Atmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge" which are gaining popularity and are becoming a good sign for self-reliant India. The Prime Minister continued saying that for an Atmanirbhar Bharat and nation's future, this is a good indication.

Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro set to launch in India on September 3

Realme is gearing up for the launch of Realme 7 series in India. Scheduled to launch on September 3, the new series will feature at least two devices, Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro. The new phones will compete with Xiaomi's popular Redmi Note 9 series which starts at 11,999. Ahead of the official launch, Realme has begun building hype around the new phones through a bunch of teasers on its social media channels. Here is what we know about the new phones so far.

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection now available for Android

Microsoft has quietly rolled out its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) application for Android users. The app is currently available in a preview version. Note that Microsoft users with 365 E5 license can only use the application. Aimed at enterprise users, Microsoft Defender ATP is not a free application.

Poco X3 is coming soon with 64MP camera, better battery

Poco will soon launch a new smartphone. The company has not disclosed an official launch date yet but has begun posting teasers on its social media handles. Here is what is officially known about the next Poco smartphone. Poco's Product Manager and global spokesperson Angus Kai Ho Ng has confirmed the upcoming Poco X3 will sport a 64-megapixel camera.

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First Published Date: 30 Aug, 23:33 IST
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