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Top Tech News of the Week 1st - 7th July, 2018 Weekly Round Up
Here is the top news from this week.
As the first week of July comes to an end, we have come across a lot of news that will attract the tech-savvy people across the globe. The week was pretty exciting for the tech community with some exciting leaks, reports about upcoming products surfacing online. As the week comes to a close, let's have a look at the news that caught everyone's attention.
Amazon accidentally leaks Bloodborne 2, Sunset Overdrive 2, ahead of the official announcement
Amazon recently spilled the beans when it accidentally leaked few PS4 and Xbox titles. Members of Resetera forums were the first to spot the listing. Amazon Italy is infamous for listing video game titles before their launch.
The leaked games include Bloodborne 2 and Sunset Overdrive 2. This might be good news for gamers, but not so for the video game developers.
Apple iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 dummy units leaked online, shows massive screens
Apple news website 9to5Mac recently got their hands on a video that shows the dummies of the next generation Apple iPhones. The video was shared by a source of the site @shaimizrachi, who has a reputation for sharing accurate dummies of the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus last year.
Forget triple camera setups, Light to launch a phone with nine camera lenses
Light, the company which is known for its camera with 16 sensors, is said to be working on a smartphone that will have multiple camera sensors. According to The Washington Post, Light already has multiple prototypes it is testing for launch sometime this year.
The company told that the multiple cameras on the smartphone will allow users to take pictures equivalent to a 64MP camera. That's impressive, however, the size of the image would be too big.
Microsoft’s dual-display Pocketable Surface Phone might soon be a reality
Microsoft has been long rumored to be working on the Surface phone. We've heard a lot about the device in various leaks and half-baked reports.
There have been many renders and concepts as well floating all over the web. However, none have made it to life, it's still an intriguing topic for the tech enthusiasts.
Well, it seems we might never witness a Windows Phone, but if a new report is to be believed, the Surface Phone might soon be a reality.
Apple to launch three iPhones in 2018 with 4 GB RAM and A12 Hexa-core chipset
As the launch time for the next iPhone is inching closer, new leaks and reports are pouring in at an alarming rate.Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone model in the 2nd week of September 2018.
Just like last year, Apple is expected to launch three iPhones. The iPhone 9 and 9 Plus are expected to have IPS LCD panels. The standard version will have a single camera, while the Plus variant will pack a dual camera setup. The iPhone 9 is also expected to offer bokeh effect using AI.
Public WiFi will connect 40 million new users to the Internet by 2019
Public Wi-Fi is a key factor to drive ubiquitous connectivity and digital inclusion in India. According to a new study by Analysys Mason.
The report suggests that despite fast increases in a number of people connected (316 million at the end of 2017, compared to 200 million the previous year), mobile broadband penetration in India stood at only 31 percent at the end of 2017, still significantly behind many of India's peers. The report also indicates that Public WiFi will connect 40 million new users to the Internet by 2019
JioPhone 2 and Jio GigaFiber announced at the AGM
This is probably the most disruptive news this week for the Indian mobile phone market. Reliance announced the second iteration of its Jio Phone at a price of Rs 2,999. The new feature phone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. It has a QWERTY keypad with a 4-way navigation key.
It runs KaiOS and has dual SIM functionality with support for 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standard connectivity aspects. It packs 4GB of ROM and 512MB of RAM. It supports expandable storage up to 128GB using a microSD card.
MediaTek to launch 5G processor M70 by the end of this year
After introducing the helio P60, P22 SoC with AI integration, MediaTek seems to be prepping up to launch M70 by the end of 2018.
"We will be launching our 5G processor M70 by the end of this year," TL Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communication MediaTek told Gizbot. Adding to that, in the second-half of 2019, our commercial solution for 5G will be available globally.
LG patents a smart stylus that might replace your smartphone in future
LG has recently filed for a new patent for a smart stylus pen. The patent depicts how the device can operate in different modes.
The smartphone will also have company's highly praised foldable display that will come out on a push of a button. It will be interesting to see a smart pen from LG. It will go against the likes of Samsung's S-Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S10 might sport a triple-rear camera with wide angle lens
Samsung will be launching its Galaxy S10 next year, but the rumors surrounding the phone have been plenty.
A new report claims that the next flagship will boast a triple camera setup on the rear panel of the phone. The smartphone will be launched on the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy series of smartphones.