The Motorola Moto E40 will launch on Flipkart in India on October 12
Motorola unveiled the Moto E40 yesterday without any launch details. This was corrected today as the company officially announced that the phone will launch on India’s Flipkart on October 12 (Tuesday).
Pricing is still TBA, but we can take a guess. The Moto G10 Power launched at INR 13,000, but is currently INR 10,500 on Flipkart. That converts to $170 and $140 or so. The two phones are similar, though the G10 Power has an extra camera (8 MP ultra wide) and a larger battery (6,000 mAh) with faster charging (20W).
The Moto E40 does stand out with a 90 Hz refresh rate on its display, a 6.5” IPS LCD with 720p+ resolution. The phone is powered by the Unisoc T700 chipset with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage. It has a triple card slot that can hold two SIMs and a microSD (up to 1 TB).
Around the back is the 48 MP main camera and fingerprint reader. There’s also a dedicated Google Assistant key on the side. We mentioned that the battery is smaller, but its small only compared to the G10 Power – the 5,000 mAh power pack promises 40 hours of mixed usage or in individual tasks up to 14 hours of watching videos or up to 10 hours of web browsing.
The Moto E40 will be available in Pink Clay and Carbon Gray. Fans in India can expect it next week. Meanwhile, the Motorola Tab G20 is on pre-order on Flipkart (at INR 10,000) and will be available on October 20.
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Realme 4K Smart TV Google Stick, Buds Air 2 Closer Green version, and gaming accessories arriving on Oct. 13
Realme is holding an event on October 13 in India to launch the GT Neo2, but that won’t be the only star of the show as Realme today announced it will also introduce a bunch of new products alongside the Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone next Wednesday.
Realme will introduce the 4K Smart TV Google Stick, Brick Bluetooth Speaker, Cooling Back Clip Neo, Type-C SuperDart Game Cable, Mobile Game Trigger, and Buds Air 2’s Closer Green color version on October 13, which is already listed on the company’s Indian website for INR3,299 ($45/€38).
Realme hasn’t divulged anything about the 4K Smart TV Google Stick yet, but the media invite we received from the company reveals the TV stick will feature a microUSB port.
The company has also set up an event page for the Brick Bluetooth Speaker on its website, revealing its design and features. The Brick Bluetooth Speaker packs a 20W Dynamic Bass Boost Driver joined by two full-range speakers and two extra bass radiators. It packs a 5,200 mAh battery, advertised to offer 14-hour playback. And once it’s out of charge, you can juice it up through a USB-C port. You can also pair two Brick speakers for a 360-degree stereo sound experience.
Talking about the gaming accessories, the Cooling Back Clip Neo is a cooling solution, and considering the “Neo” moniker, it sounds like an affordable version of the Cooling Back Clip that’s currently sold for INR1,499 ($20/€17).
The Mobile Game Trigger is advertised to “bring reactivity to gamer’s fingertips,” and Realme says the Type-C SuperDart Game Cable will “allow gamers to play freely while charging” but doesn’t get into the details. However, with the event just five days away, we don’t have to wait much to know all about these products.
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OnePlus Buds Z2 launch set for October 13, retail package’s image surface
Soon after confirming the October 13 launch of the 9 RT, OnePlus also announced that it will unveil the Buds Z2 TWS earphones alongside its new smartphone next Wednesday.
OnePlus says the Buds Z2 will offer deep noise reduction (machine translated from Chinese), long-lasting battery life, and excellent sound quality. The company also shared a poster on Weibo, which corroborates the Buds Z2’s previous design leaks and confirms color options.
While previously leaked renders already gave us a good look at the Buds Z2, an image shared by reliable leakster Evan Blass tells us what to expect from its retail package.
The Buds Z2 will come in a red-white retail box, which includes the usual paperwork, charging cable, and extra tips, with the Buds Z2’s charging case seemingly having a glossy finish.
We also get to see the retail box’ label, which confirms the charging case will pack a 520 mAh battery, rumored to offer a playback time of 31 hours. The buds reportedly have a 40 mAh cell each, said to provide seven-hour endurance with ANC turned off.
The rest of the Buds Z2’s rumored features include IP55 rating, Bluetooth 5.2, Dolby Atmos, and fast charging, which will provide five hours of playtime with a 10-minute charge.
We expect some of these features to get officially confirmed by OnePlus in the days leading to the October 13 unveiling.
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Poco M4 Pro 5G will be announced by early November
Earlier this month we revealed that Poco is working on the M4 Pro 5G, to be the successor to the M3 Pro 5G which was released back in May. Back then we only knew the device’s name, its model number, and the fact that a bunch of certification agencies across the world had given it the necessary go-ahead.
That led us to speculate that an official launch couldn’t be very far away, and it turns out we were right to think that. At least if you believe today’s rumor, which says that the Poco M4 Pro 5G will become official for international markets either in late October, or early November.
It will then presumably launch in India as well, at a later time. Apparently the global launch will be the first. The phone is expected to boast a MediaTek Dimensity SoC, and have support for 33W fast charging (a welcome bump from the 18W of its predecessor).
If the launch really is happening in a few short weeks, then Poco’s social media channels will undoubtedly start teasing the M4 Pro 5G very soon, at which point we may find out more about its specs.
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Black Shark 4S is coming on October 13 with triple camera
The Black Shark 4 lineup consisting of the vanilla and Pro models will be joined by a third member on October 13 – Black Shark 4S. It will be unveiled at an event in China starting at 3PM local time.
Black Shark hasn’t detailed the 4S’ specs sheet yet, but a poster it shared on Weibo reveals the smartphone will sport a horizontally-aligned triple camera setup on the rear panel. Another image shows us the phone’s front side.
While we await more information from Black Shark about the 4S, its CEO posted a few camera samples of the smartphone on Weibo, which we’ve attached below.
With the unveiling just five days away, you can expect Black Shark to reveal more about the 4S in a bid to build hype around it.
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Motorola’s $160 Moto G Pure Smartphone Redefines the Word “Budget”
There’s always room for a new, affordable Motorola smartphone. But the new Moto G Pure is a budget device like no other—it costs just $160, yet it packs some exciting features. And even more impressively, Motorola made the right compromises to reach this price point, making the Moto G Pure a genuinely compelling device.
So let’s start with the good. The Moto G Pure has a large 6.5″ Max Vision HD+ with a 20:9 aspect ratio and teardrop selfie camera. That’s a perfect setup for watching videos, so long as you don’t mind the 720p resolution. There’s also a 4000mAh battery rated for two days of use, a headphone jack, and an IP52 splash-resistance rating. (Water resistance in a budget phone, especially one that costs $160, is a big surprise.)
And unlike other budget handsets, the Moto G Pure doesn’t have a crazy big selection of cameras. There’s a 13MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and 5MP selfie cam. To me, that’s a sign that Motorola has its priorities straight—a phone with two decent cameras is better than a phone with four crappy cameras. Of course, I haven’t tested the Moto G Pure yet, so I can’t really verify that its cameras are “decent” or not.
Read More at Reviewgeek
Apple Watch Series 7 shipping estimates quickly slip to November
The Apple Watch Series 7 is now available to pre-order, but if you wanted one for October 15 launch day delivery, you’ve likely missed your opportunity. Shipping estimates for Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders have quickly started slipping into late October and November.
The Apple Watch Series 7 pre-order experience has been rather cumbersome from the start. Apple notably did not provide any details about configuration options and pricing prior to pre-orders beginning this morning, leaving many customers in the dark when it came time to place their order.
Apple’s website also makes the experience more complicated than it needs to be, as there are so many different configurations available from which to choose. This includes different materials, colors, band styles, and more. In some instances, simply choosing a different band style or color can shift your estimated delivery date by over a month.
As it stands right now, the vast majority of Apple Watch Series 7 configurations, ranging from the entry-level aluminum model to the high-end titanium model, are quoting an estimated delivery date in the first or second week of November. If you’re looking for October 15 delivery, you might be able to schedule an Apple Store pickup, but you likely won’t be able to find one for delivery.
The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 for the aluminum material, while the stainless steel and titanium models are available for $699 and $799 respectively.
Read more at 9to5Mac
Apple’s iPhone SE 3 to get new chip and 5G, but no redesign, report claims
Apple’s upcoming iPhone SE 3 will stay mostly the same from the outside.
This is according to a new report by Japanese blog Macotakara, which cites “reliable sources” in China.
The report claims that the iPhone SE 3 will once again come with a 4.7-inch Retina display and Touch ID. Inside, it will get a big upgrade, though: Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem.
The A15 Bionic chip is currently the fastest mobile chip on the market, and it’s the same one that powers Apple’s iPhone 13 devices, as well as the new iPad mini.
Macotakara claims the production of the new iPhone SE will start around December 2021, with a launch date in the spring of 2022.
Apple’s iPhone SE 2 launched in the spring of 2020, so an update next spring does make sense.
The new report lines up with a June prediction by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the iPhone SE 3 is coming in the first half of 2022 with a new chip, but with a similar design as its predecessor.
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Amazfit GTR 3, GTR 3 Pro, and GTS 3 leak: Renders and specs in tow
Three new Amazfit smartwatches are rumored to launch in China next week, possibly taking the form of the GTR 3, GTR 3 Pro, and the GTS 3. Now, we’re getting an early taste of what we could expect, thanks to several leaked renders and key specs of the trio.
Let’s start with the GTR 3. The watch could pack a round AMOLED 1.39-inch display with a 454 x 454 resolution, making it the smallest of the three devices. That shell may house a 450mAh battery which is reportedly suitable for 24 days between charges. It could also land in two colorways, namely Thunder Black and Moonlight Gray. The GTR 3 Pro may be available in Sport and Classic guises. Either way, it reportedly packs a 1.45-inch AMOLED screen with a briefer body than its predecessor and denser display.
Finally, the GTS 3 could arrive with a 1.75-inch rectangular screen packing a 450 x 390 resolution. As for colorways, buyers may have three color varieties to choose from, including Tera Rose, Ivory White, and Graphite Black.
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PCIe 6.0 is almost here, with double the data transfer rate
The final specification for PCI-Express (PCIe) 6.0, expected to double the data transfer speeds between the main components of computers, will be finalized in a matter of months, according to reports.
Al Yanes, president and chairperson of the standards organization PCI-Special Interest Group (SIG), told The Register that the group is aiming for an end of year or early 2022 release.
Before you get too excited though, note that it will take a little longer for the new specification to trickle down to end users.
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