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Tech wrap: New Whatsapp features, Qualcomm processor for phones, Galaxy M51 and

All this comes in addition to the Asus commercial PCs, regarding which we had an exclusive interview with Asus India’s commercial PC and smartphone head.

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Monday was a mix of everything from chipset launches to new smartphones, house-party speakers, Whatsapp features, smart AC launches and more. We also saw a fitness tracker going official from a popular brand today. All this comes in addition to the Asus commercial PCs, regarding which we had an exclusive interview with Asus India’s commercial PC and smartphone head.

All this and more in today’s top tech news. Check it out:

Asus to launch ‘Expert’ commercial laptops, PCs and AiOs in India, launch to take place in September

Asus today announced its entry in the commercial PC segment in India. This means that it will be entering the arena which until now was dominated by the likes of Dell’s OptiPlex series and HP. Speaking to HT Tech, Dinesh Sharma, business head of commercial PCs and smartphone segment in India, talked more about the series that's about to launch and price bracket it will be coming in.

Qualcomm unveils gaming-oriented Snapdragon 732G, Poco to launch the first phone with the new chip

Qualcomm on Monday announced the launch of Snapdragon 732G processor. Aimed at delivering superior gaming experience on mid-range smartphones, Snapdragon 732G leverages upon advanced AI algorithms as well as upgraded GPU and CPU performance. Poco will be the first smartphone company to launch a Snapdragon 732G-based processor.

Samsung Galaxy M51 with 7,000mAh battery launched, all you need to know

Samsung Galaxy M51 is priced at 360 euros which translates to roughly 31,400. The smartphone can be pre-ordered now in Germany with its shipping expected to start from September 11. Samsung launched the Galaxy M51 quietly, and this was first spotted by 91mobiles. The smartphone comes in two colour options of black and white with a punch-hole design.

Sony launches four new One Box Audio System speakers for partying at home, price starts at 16,990

Sony has expanded its line of party speakers in India by introducing four new models under its One Box Audio System range. The line up includes MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13, all of which are one-box styled systems with a portable design. The MHC-V83D is the most costly one at 56,990, followed by MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 at 44,990, 31,990 and 16,990 respectively.

WhatsApp will soon let Android users set different wallpapers in different chats

WhatsApp is working on bringing a bunch of new features to its platform. Advanced search option, storage usage enhancements, new stickers animations and new icons are some of the features that are in works at the moment. Now, word is that the company is working on a new feature that will let Android users customise their wallpapers based on individual chats.

Samsung launches India’s first Wind-Free ACs with PM 1.0 filter, here’s what it does

Samsung has just unveiled what it claims is India’s first Wind-Free AC range that has PM 1.0 filter. Launched during the pandemic, this should come as a welcome feature as it also sterlises virus and bacteria, which indeed results in a more healthy living environment. Samsung claims that its new range of Wi-Fi enabled Wind-Free ACs are capable of clearing dust up to 0.3 micron size.

Huawei Watch Fit goes official, here’s what the fitness tracker offers

Huawei has quietly launched a new wearable. Called Watch Fit, the fitness band comes with a larger display and is said to deliver up to 10 days of battery life. The wearable is priced at AED 399, which is 7,900 approximately.

YouTube Music is getting a major update but not everyone can access it

A report by 9To5 Google says that Google is changing the way Your Mixtape feature functions. The company is modifying this feature. It is now called Your Mix and some users are seeing it under the Your Mixed Tape section of the app. This new tab creates a fresh list of songs that includes a mix new songs and previous listens when users tap on it.