Top Tech News Today: Galaxy M10 & M20 Launch, Airtel Plans, Nokia 1 Plus & More!

Samsung Galaxy M10 & Galaxy M20 launch in trending today, everywhere!

Top tech news today (January 28, 2019)
Top tech news today (January 28, 2019)

Samsung will unveil its first notched smartphones today at an event under it’s brand new M series. Aimed at millennials, Samsung’s latest plan it to regain the young customer base it lost to its Chinese competitors.

Airtel has re-launched its Rs 100 and Rs 500 plans with 28 day validities.

The plan to merge the three largest social media platforms: Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram continue to spur up. All three under Facebook, tech experts say the amalgamation could be a huge threat to user data security.

Let’s take a quick look at today’s top tech news.

Samsung Galaxy M10 & Galaxy M20 Launch Today

Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 will launch in India today under the new Galaxy M-Series. The event will start at 6PM. You can watch it live on Samsung India YouTube channel and as well as their official India website. The ‘notify me’ button is live on Amazon and its own online store. Both the smartphones will go on sale on February 5.

Airtel Rs 100 & Rs 500 Plans Re-Launched

Airtel has again re-launched it’s Rs 100 and Rs 500 talktime recharge plans, but with an outgoing validity of 28 days only. Both the plans offer lifetime activation validity, but the outgoing calls will remain valid for 28 days only. The new Airtel Rs 100 recharge plan will come with talktime worth Rs 81.75 and the Rs 500 recharge pack with a talktime of Rs. 420.73, both with an outgoing validity of 28 days.

Google Duo Web Version

The popular video calling app by Google will soon be getting a web version like Skype. Google Duo has till now only has been available on mobiles and other app-supported platforms. The upcoming Google Duo Web Version will be compatible with Google Chrome browser and other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Bing and Apple Safari.

Nokia 1 Plus Leaked

Successor to the entry-level Android Go Nokia 1 from last year, HMD Global is reportedly working on another budget device. Tipped as Nokia 1 Plus, the smartphone has been leaked with some key details. The smartphone will run on Android Go Pie version backed by a standard 480 x 960 pixel display in an aspect ratio of 18:9, quad-core MediaTek MT6739WW SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.

LG G8 Press Renders Leak

The new LG G8 renders confirm the presence of a notch. The smartphone will come with a rear dual camera setup. The upcoming LG flagship may come with a 6.1-inch 19.5:9 display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, bottom firing speakers and Snapdragon 845. LG G8 will also come in some interesting colour combinations this time with glossy rear finishes.

Facebook Integration Will Weaken WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption

The social media behemoth Facebook is planning to integrate its three popular platforms together. While WhatsApp remains one of its most used platforms, with the integration of it, it will weaken WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. The chats come with end-to-end encrypted by default, but with Secret Conversations and Messenger and Instagram with no form of end-to-end encryption, this will be threat to the user data of WhatsApp users.

Reliance Jio ‘Celebration Pack’

Reliance Jio is offering extra 2GB data per day offer now under its new ‘Celebration Pack’. You can avail the from its app, and this is only for Jio Prime users with an active data plan. Under the Reliance Jio ‘Celebration Pack’ pack, you can enjoy free 2GB data per day for five days as additional 2GB per day (10GB in total) 4G data.

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