In today’s newscap, POCO F1 gets Android 11; we bring you news of Canon’s new webcam software, Moto E7 Plus specs; the Poco X3 NFC, and more.
XIaomi’s POCO F1 launched with MIUI 9 based on Android 8 Oreo in 2018, received the Android 9 Pie update, and then Android 10 the following year. And now, Android 11 update is rolling out to this two-year old smartphone. Not bad at all. If you are a POCO F1 owner, check your phone for the update. It may take a few days or weeks to get to you, depending on your location in the world, but it will.
The Pocofone never made it to Nigeria, though it was sold officially in quite a number of countries in every region of the world. It never made it to the United States and canada too, so we could say, “Good company”?
POCO X3 NFC sells 10,000 units in 30 minutes
Still on POCO news, the just-announced POCO X3 NFC reported to have sold 10,000 units in 30 minutes from the official POCO store on the AliExpress website.
POCO X3 NFC has a 6.67” IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6 GB RAM, and a 5160 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
You can now use your Canon camera as a webcam
Owners of Canon digital cams who want to use their gadget for feeding video conferencing and video meetings via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams will be ecstatic about this new development. Digital camera manufacturer, Canon, has released a new easy-to-use software utility that makes it easier and seamless for you use your Canon digital camera as a webcam.
We have the Moto E7 Plus specs
Motorola Mobility is not as big as it used to be a decades ago. It now mostly has operations in pockets of regions around the world. The company has published the specs of its new budget smartphone, Moto E7 Plus.
It comes with a 6.5″, 1600 x 720 pixel display and a 5000mAh battery. Charging happens over a 10W connection. Powering it is a lowly Snapdragon 460 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB onboard storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
At the back of the E7 Plus is a dual camera featuring a 48MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera. It is expected to hit a number of European countries from about €140.
Samsung M51 arrives in India
Initially released in Germany a few weeks ago, Samsung Galaxy M51 has now been launched in India. This is the big guy with a 7000 mAh battery and a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset coupled with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM options. Internal storage is 128GB and you can add 512 GB to it via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The polycarbonate shell is available in two colour options – Electric Blue and Celestial Black. You will find a 64-megapixel quad camera at the back and a 32-megapixel punch hole camera in front. Of course, the phone has 25W fast charging and reverse charging. What is the use of all of that 7000 mAh battery capacity if it cannot be used to charge other USB devices?
The M51 is available for purchase via retail stores in India, as well as online stores, including Amazon India. Price? ₹24,999 and ₹26,999 for the 6 GB and 8 GB variants respectively.
Realme 7 goes on sale in India
OPPO Mobile’s sub-brand, Realme, has outed the Realme 7 in India. What does this phone offer? Android 10, a 6.5″ FullHD+ 90Hz LCD screen, 16 MP selfie camera, 64 MP quad camera at the back, Helio G95 chipset inside.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint reader, so don’t check the back for one. And a USB-C port provides 30W fast charing for the 5,000 mAh battery.
Realme 7 has two memory variants, 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB sold for INR14,999 ($205/€170) and INR16,999 ($230/€195), respectively. Realme phones are now available in Kenya, so we might see it make a stop there too.
Speaking of new phones…
We also get the first leaks and hints about UMIDIGI A9 Pro and Infinix Hot 10. The former will sport a 64-megapixel quad camera and an infrared thermometer, just like the A7s, while the latter sports a Helio G70 gaming chipset. Full specifications are not out yet. We await the official announcements.