Tech update from the first week of October

Another week has past and it saw some great development in technology and mobile market. The main attraction of the week was the leaked details of OnePlus 6T, while the CEO has confirmed that in-display fingerprint will be named as Screen Lock and teaser video has been spotted on YouTube. If you have missed the development from the last week, this article will take you through all the tech update from the first week of October.

OnePlus 6T in-display fingerprint to be called as Screen Unlock

OnePlus is calling the technology Screen Unlock, and along with Face Unlock that is already part of OnePlus phones, the new method will offer users of OnePlus 6T two unique ways to unlock their phone.

The in-display fingerprint scanners are already part of several other phones in the market a couple of Oppo and Vivo phones have it — but Lau says that the OnePlus 6T will use a sensor and method that is going to be the fastest and most convenient to use. “We spent months shaving milliseconds off the unlock time and carefully refining the unlock animation to ensure a satisfying experience.

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Xiaomi smart TVs to be assembled in India

Xiaomi is looking to dominate the consumer’s electronics market in India after the Mobile segment. To give the boost to their plan.  Xiaomi has partnered up with India based Dixon Technologies to manufacture its lineup of Xiaomi smart TVs in the country.

The televisions will be manufactured inside of the Dixon Technologies campus located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The company states, by Q1 2019, the factory will be able to bring its production capacity up to 1,00,000 Mi LED TV units per month.

iOS 12.1 beta brings 70 new emojis & group FaceTime

Apple has added 70 new emojis to the developer and public previews of iOS 12.1 beta to make them available as part of the upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS. The new emojis include characters for moon cake, red gift envelope, Nazar amulet, softball, luggage, compass, a hiking boot to accompany the existing climbing emoji, llama, mosquito, swan, raccoon, and cupcake among others.

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Mi Mix 3 launch will take place on October 15

Mi Mix 3 launch will take place on October 15 suggests a new leaked image of the invite for the same on Weibo. In an earlier post made by Xiaomi President Lin Bin on Weibo, it was confirmed that the company is ramping up on its mass production of the device and will be launching it in October. This invite simply puts a date to the already confirmed month of launch.

HMD teases a new Nokia smartphone

HMD has recently launched the Nokia 7.1 in London the key highlights of the phone are its full-HD+ HDR display, a dual-rear camera setup with ZEISS optics, mid-level internals, and Android One support, and now HMD teases a new Nokia smartphone.

Notably, the India availability and pricing of Nokia 7.1 is expected to be announced on October 11. But seems HMD has even better plans, as it may be planning to launch a new smartphone altogether.

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