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TechnoBugg’s Weekly Roundup


Welcome, everyone to our popular series – TechnoBugg’s Weekly Roundup. In this series, we list our top 5 trending news of the week. This week is trending for Samsung, Xiaomi, Hike Messenger, and more. So let’s have a look at the top 5 trending news of the week.

1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Series is Official, Everything You Need to Know

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series is Official, Everything You Need to Know

The smartphone features a 6.8-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Curved HDR10+ display with 1440 x 3200 resolution resulting in 515ppi and supports an adaptable 120 Hz refresh rate along with 240 Hz of touch sampling. The peak brightness of the display is 1500 nits and supports maximum resolution along with refresh rate simultaneously. It can resist scratches and survive drops from 2 meters on a hard surface as it is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and it is wrapped by an AL7x10 metal frame for extra durability. The company has also embedded an ultrasonic fingerprint reader for security in the display. Underneath the display, it houses a punch-hole selfie camera under the display at the center.

It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC from Qualcomm for International markets and India along with other markets like Europe will get the new Exynos 2100 SoC. It’s paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of storage.

Moving to the photography department, it rocks a quad rear camera setup and that is in a combination of a 108-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and can shoot videos in 8K resolution at 24 FPS or at 1080P resolution at 120 FPS with a 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio. Other features include OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and the Phase Detection Auto Focus is done with the help of Laser Autofocus. It is followed by a combination of a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with an f/4.9 aperture that supports up to 10X optical zoom and a 10MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture that offers 3X optical zoom. Lastly, there is a 12-megapixel ultrawide angle sensor of f/2.2 aperture with 120-degree FOV. The device also comes with a 40-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The camera modes include 100X, 200X Zoom Lock, Single Take, 8K Video Snap, multi-camera shooting (Director’s Cut), and 12-bit raw recording.

To learn about the Galaxy S21/S21+, click here.

2. US Blacklists Xiaomi Other Chinese Companies

The popular Chinese company Huawei out in the picture from the market of the United States and the government also restricted many brands to collaborate with other companies. Well, now during the last days of Trump administration yet another massive decision has been taken and the same will definitely hurt the smartphone market of the United States.

Well, now the United States government has blacklisted the Nine Chinese companies and that includes the third largest Smartphone maker Xiaomi as well.

The government has said that the banned companies are connected with the Chinese military but they didn’t showcased any proof of the same. The new Move of the United States government will not allow the investors to purchase the share of the banned Chinese companies. Click here to read the full story.

3. Mi 11 Lite Tipped To Unveil With Mi 11 Globally

Xiaomi ended 2020, with the world’s first smartphone which comes with the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile chipset and that is Mi 11. The company is believed to launch the Pro variant of the device next month and we are also hearing about a lite variant of the device.

Today we got a new piece of information which suggests that the upcoming Mi 11 Lite will be official along with the Mi 11 in the Global market but there is no information on the launch timeline.

We believe that the upcoming smartphone will be unveiled soon and the same will be happening in the first quarter of 2021. Click here to read the original story.

4. Amazon Prime Video Offers Mobile-only Plan

Amazon Prime Video is a very popular online streaming platform and the same has a huge amount of subscribers in India as well. Now the company has introduced a new plan for the subscribers of the country and the same will definitely attract more users to the platform. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out all the available information of the new subscription plan.

It is confirmed that Amazon Prime Video offers mobile only plan for the users of the country and the same will be offered to the subscribers of Airtel Telecom network.

The company will provide access to the unlimited contents for just ₹89 and the users will get 6GB of data in the bundle and the resolution will be standard definition, and the same will available for 28 days. It is worth to mention that Amazon also offer one month of free trial to the new mobile only plan. Click here to read the full story.

5. Good Bye Hike Messenger

Hike Messenger rolls out video calling feature

Hike messenger which is currently known as Hike Sticker Chat App and the same was introduced in 2012 by an Indian company. The application also secured the market very quickly and it got 2 million active users in less than two years.

The instant messaging application introduced many innovative features such as themes, regional stickers and that means you can able to download stickers of your regional language to communicate with your near and dear ones in your mother tongue. It also came with a digital assistant which enables users to find the features and other important details very quickly.

Speaking about the themes which is my personal favourite and the same allows users to set different themes for different chats and this help users to identify the conversation and the same also creates a unique feeling. Moreover, there was also a payment service available.

But now the company has officially confirmed to shutdown the Instant Messenger and the reason behind the decision is not having the success which the company expected. Hike messenger will be rested in the cemetery of the company today which means January 14, 2021. It is also said that that the instant messaging application has millions of users but they spend only 35 minutes on the app in a day. Click here to read the full news and learn about the future plans of the company.



So these are the top 5 trending news of this week. What are your thoughts on this list? Let us know in the comments section below. This Weekly Roundup will be available every Sunday, so stay tuned for that and much more information.

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Written by Abin Benny


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