Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy M10 price in India now official as the Galaxy M Series debuts in the country, Redmi Note 7 Pro leaks and Redmi Go announced, and a new variant of Nokia 8.1 were some of biggest stories of the week. Additionally, several new WhatsApp features, an Apple FaceTime bug, Facebook’s controversial research app, and TRAI’s new pricing framework for DTH connections dominated the headlines. So let’s dive into the major newsmakers of this week.
- Samsung M20 price in India starts from Rs. 10,990
- Redmi Note 7 Pro leaked once again
- Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM version goes on sale from next week
Samsung M20 price in India
After weeks of leaks, teasers and anticipation, South Korean tech giant Samsung’s India-first Galaxy M-series made its official debut on Monday. To start with, the company has announced two models — Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, which are all set to go on sale beginning February 5 in the country via Amazon India and Samsung’s own store. The Samsung Galaxy M10 has been priced starting Rs. 7,990, whereas the Samsung M20 will retail starting Rs. 10,990. Both smartphones run on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s custom skin on top and come with Infinity-V displays as well as dual rear cameras.
Redmi Note 7 Pro 128GB storage variant
Apart from a brief tease during the Redmi Note 7 announcement, the Redmi Note 7 Pro hasn’t seen much in terms of the official information, but that hasn’t stopped the company executives from hinting at it every other day on Weibo. Earlier this week, the Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun teased at the possibility of a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. While he didn’t explicitly say that the phone is going to get a 6GB RAM variant, his subtle indication was enough to get the fans talking. As per the information available so far, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be a variant of the Redmi Note 7. It will likely to keep some specifications common with the Redmi Note 7, but others will be upgraded.
Nokia 8.1 6GB variant launch and price cuts for Nokia 6.1, Nokia 3.1
Nokia, expanded its portfolio in the country this week with the introduction of a new variant of the Nokia 8.1 ₹ 26,999 smartphone. The new 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant joins the already available 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage version in the country. The new variant has been priced at Rs. 29,999 and will be available beginning next week. The pre-bookings are already live. Apart from the increased memory and storage, the two variants are identical.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2’s new variant in India
Joining HMD Global, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus also announced a new variant of its ZenFone Max M2₹ 12,999 smartphone. Dubbed as the Titanium Edition, the new version of the phone carries the same specifications as the original version and the same price. The only change is the new colour option. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Titanium Edition is already on sale in the country and can now be grabbed from the likes of Flipkart.