Weekend Tech News: Mi A3, Nokia X71, Asus ZenFone 6, LG K12+, Sony’s Demise & More!

Xiaomi A3 has the biggest trending topic topic this week.

Weekend Tech News (March 30, 2019)
Weekend Tech News (March 30, 2019)

This week, speculations of Xiaomi A3 launch is trending everywhere, and fans are super excited. Nokia X71 has been spotted on Geekbench, and LG K12+ has been silently launched in Brazil.

Why Sony is firing 50% of their smartphone employees?

Checkout the top weekend news, right here!

Mi Mi A3 Launch

This week’s biggest news is the speculations, facts, and rumors about Mi A3, which can prove to be their biggest launch in coming days. This new smartphone will have the same features and functionality as that of s Redmi Note 7 Pro, but will run on Android One OS. As we reported earlier, the smartphone will be running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and will be launched in a single variant of 6GB RAM, 64 GB memory.

More details here.

Nokia X71 Will Have Snapdragon 660 AIE?

Nokia’s latest smartphone: X71 can have Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. The handset was recently spotted on Geekbench, and besides Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, this smartphone is speculated to have 6GB RAM and running on  Android 9 Pie OS. On Geekbench, this rumored handset scored 1,455 in the single core tests and 5,075 in the multi-core tests.

LG K12+ Launched With AI Camera

LG K12+, which is basically another variant of LG K40, has launched in Brazil. The highlight of this smartphone is AI-powered camera, which can adjust the images based on 8 pre-defined subjects such as animals, food, people and more. Powered with octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) SoC, and having 3GB of RAM, this smartphone will run on  Android 8.1 Oreo. In Brazil, it has been priced at BRL 1,199, which is roughly Rs. 21,200.

Instagram Name Change?

Very soon, Instagram can change its name to ‘Instagram from Facebook’. This was revealed when an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong tweeted an image with this rebranded name. We have already reported that Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp will be unified into one single platform, which will have 2.6 billion users, the highest a single platform has ever seen in this world. Official details are awaited.

Sony Will Fire 50% Of Smartphone Employees?

As per reports coming in, Sony has decided to drastically ramp down their employees from the smartphone department. As much as 50% of the employees can be asked to leave their job by 2020. From 3% market share in 2010, Sony now has only 1% market share, and hence, it makes no sense for Sony to make and sell smartphones. In 2018, Sony sold just 6.5 million handsets, which is 50% less than last year, and 1/6th of what they sold 5 years back.

Xiaomi Will Launch 20 Products On April 1st

As per a new teaser on Weibo, Xiami is all set to launch 20 products on April 1st, in China. These products include Redmi Note 7, Redmi 7, Mi Notebook, And Mi AirDots Wireless Earbuds and more. As per some tech observers, this can be Xiaomi’s biggest launch till date. The launch event will be 55 minutes long, and if 20 products are launched, then it will mean 3 products will be launched in 3 minutes.

More details are awaited.

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