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We are just a day away to welcome 2019, means the last week of 2018 has just past away. Last week also saw lots of development in the tech world, after struggling for long finally Essential phones has been officially discontinued, while Samsung is all set to showcase sound in display technology in the MWC 2019. In today edition of weekly tech updates, we will be talking about the tech updates from the last week of 2018.

POCO F1 Armoured Edition (6GB+128GB Variant) launched

After sudden announcement about the launch of new device on 25th December from the Xiaomi sub-brand Poco has raised the market of speculation about the launch of new Poco F2 being introduced has been put on hold with the launch of POCO F1 Armoured Edition version of the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in India.

LPU Students built driverless and solar-powered bus

Solar Energy and Driverless vehicle are the buzzwords in the technology sector and building on this student of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has designed and built a solar-powered bus which is driverless. As per the report in The Hans India, the first prototype of the vehicle will be utilized to welcome and ferry PM Modi to the Indian Science Congress venue, which will be held at LPU on January 3rd, 2019.

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Samsung M-Series to launch in January with three phones

To gain back the market shares from the Chinese competitors and start the new year with bang, Samsung has done all the guns ready. Samsung India has geared up to launch a new Samsung M-Series with three smartphones in January 2019. Reliable industry sources told IANS on Wednesday that the India launch will mark the global debut of Galaxy ‘M’ series. According to the dealers, the “world’s first” new smartphone series is being launched with industry-first features. Reliable industry sources told IANS on Wednesday that the India launch will mark the global debut of Galaxy ‘M’ series.

Samsung Sound on Display will be showcased in CES 2019

All the OEM’s of Smartphone is trying to increasing the size of the display, the trend was started with iPhone X when Apple has launched the phone with notch but the main of adopting technologies is achieving the milestone of full screen. In order to achieve that we have seen the slider designs being introduced by the smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Honor. A few China-based manufacturers like Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, and others have come up with unique smartphone designs that eliminate the need of a display notch, but all seems to be temporary. As earlier reported from the leak slide of Samsung that the company is working Sound on display technology to get rid of notch

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Essential Phone has been officially discontinued

It has been almost two years from the original debut of the Essential Phone, first ever notch phone. At first, the device was discovered among geek circles as a ground-breaking smartphone that would be released by the father of Android, Andy Rubin. This particular device would feature high-end specs and an edge-to-edge display, meant to compete with other popular flagships well established in the market. The device was released, and while it brought compelling specs and an edge-to-edge display that debuted the controversial notch, the phone did not live to meet the expectations and now Essential Phone has been officially discontinued. Earlier company has cut 30% workforce.

This what we have in the last edition of tech updates of 2018, thank you for all your support to Viral Mobile Tech in 2018, we expect similar and better support in 2019.

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