Tech News #45 in brief of 16th October

Kanchan Ray

Tech News in brief of 16th October: News are just after the Table Of Contents.

Google Pixel 4 Recorder App Offers Real-Time Transcription Without Requiring Internet Access:

Google has introduced a new Recorder app on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphone. This app is able to transcribe recordings into text form using speech recognition and artificial intelligence (AI). According to the company, this app is useful to transcribe speeches such as lectures, meetings, and interviews in a real-time, without requiring an active Internet connection.

Google Pixel 4 Recorder App Offers Real-Time Transcription Without Requiring Internet Access
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These new features are limited to the Pixel 4 phones only. And it will remain restricted to the latest hardware since Google may be utilising the built-in Neural Core on the Pixel 4 series to offer on-device transcription support.

Vodafone Rs. 199, Rs. 399 Prepaid Plans Now Offer Double Data Benefit Up to 84GB:

Vodafone has started giving double data benefits on its most popular prepaid packs in India. This company is offering 1.5GB extra data daily on its Rs. 199 prepaid plan. And 1GB extra data daily on its Rs. 399 prepaid plan. These benefits are available only in selected cities and also for a limited time period.

Vodafone Rs. 199, Rs. 399 Prepaid Plans Now Offer Double Data Benefit Up to 84GB
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From these benefits, Vodafone is offering up to 84GB data for its Rs. 199 plan and up to 168GB data for its Rs. 399 prepaid plan.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launched:

Google has launched its two smartphones called Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at an event held in New York. The Pixel 4 features a radar sensor, dubbed Project Soli during development and now called Motion Sense. This allows the smartphone to support air gestures — so you can wave your hands at your phone to execute certain actions.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launched With Dual Rear Cameras, 90Hz Displays: Price, Specifications

Google Pixel 4 is carrying a cost of $799 (around Rs. 57,000) and the Google Pixel 4 XL is priced at $899 (around Rs. 64,000). Pre-order going to start from today but shipping will start from 24th of October. The Pixel 4 is coming in three color option like Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Won’t Launch In India:

On Tuesday, Google introduced its two smartphones Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. And also announced in a statement that these phones are not coming in India. These two phone has been launched at an event in New York on Tuesday where the company has announced its features, price, and specifications.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Won't Launch In India: Here's Why
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A Google spokesperson said in a statement that Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features.

Mi Air Purifier 2C With Ability to Filter 99.97% Indoor Pollution Launched at Rs. 6,499 in India:

The Chinese tech company Xiaomi has launched its 3rd air purifier Mi Air Purifier 2C in India. Its first purifier was Mi Air Purifier and then 2nd was Mi Air Purifier 2S. The newly launched purifier uses a “true HEPA” dual filter, features a real-time air quality indicator and designed in such a way that it takes air in 360-degree. According to the company, the user can change its filter in 10 seconds using only one button. And also this device clears the room in just 10 minutes.

Mi Air Purifier 2C With Ability to Filter 99.97 Percent Indoor Pollution Launched in India at Rs. 6,499
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This new device is priced at Rs. 6,499 in India. This is coming on sale starting at 4 pm IST today through Mi.com.

Vivo Z1x 8GB RAM Variant Launched in India:

The smartphone company Vivo has launched its Vivo Z1x 8GB RAM variant smartphone in India. This phone is coming with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM option. Its 6GB RAM option phone was launched one month ago. This new device is coming with a triple rear camera setup along with a 48-MP primary sensor. This phone also supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Vivo Z1x 8GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications
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This phone is carrying a cost of Rs. 21,990 for its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option. This phone is available in the Fusion Blue colour option.

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Launched in India:

The Chinese tech company Xiaomi’s Anuj Sharma launched two smartphones called Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched in China. This phone is coming with Mediatek Helio G90T SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, quad rear camera setup along with 20-megapixel selfie camera. This phone is carrying a price of Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option. Whereas Rs. 15,999 for its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option and finally Rs. 17,999 for its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in India.

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The Redmi Note 8 is coming with a quad-camera setup at the rear along with a 13-megapixel selfie camera. This phone is priced at Rs. 9,999 for its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option and Rs. 12,999 for its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. 

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