The fourth week of 2019 passed away and gave us some great technology and development in the technology sector. The key highlight of this week in the smartphone market was the launch of Vivo Apex smartphone, the main feature of the smartphone is futuristic design, where the device has no physical ports or connector. In social media, Facebook is going to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger say, Mark Zuckerberg. In this edition of VMT weekly tech update, we are going to talk about the five top tech news from the smartphone and technology world.
WhatsApp has recently become the most popular instant messaging app in the world by beating the Facebook App on the popularity list, and while the platform has received some major upgrades in the recent past, WhatsApp Dark Mode is one of the anticipated features. WhatsApp Dark mode has become one of the most awaited of the Facebook-owned app and while the Dark mode has been in the news for quite some time.
As per the new development on the subject, we might have got a glimpse at the WhatsApp Dark mode feature, which is slated to roll out for both Android and iOS. For the unknown, WhatsApp has now, the WhatsApp Dark mode feature is expected to further improve the user experience.
As we can analyze, Samsung is going to be very aggressive in the smartphone launch in 2019. Other than Samsung M-Series, which will be launched on 28th January 2019 in India. Other Series that company is focusing is A-Series. As per earlier reports company is going to launch as many as 9 devices in the first half of 2019. Now the recent reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy A50 will be launched at MWC 2019.
Samsung Galaxy A50 has been subjected to various leaks and rumours. Yet again it has been spotted on a Bluetooth listing site. The latest leak points out that the Samsung Galaxy 5 2019 model will reportedly be called as the Samsung Galaxy A50. From the reports, it is clearly visible that the device has received the Bluetooth 5.0 certification which gives us confirmation that the device is ready to hit the markets really soon. It is speculated that the Samsung Galaxy A50 will be launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019.
As per the report of the New York Times, Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Even after the Instagram WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger merger three services will continue operating as stand-alone apps but their underlying messaging infrastructure will be unified, according to four people involved in the effort.
As per the report, plan is a personal project of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Once complete, the merger would mean that a Facebook user could communicate directly with someone who only has a WhatsApp account. This is currently impossible as the applications have no common core.
After teasing the Vivo APEX 2019 yesterday, Vivo has finally launched the concept phone in China. The biggest feature of the smartphone is it comes without any port or buttons. It was quickly overshadowed by the Meizu ZERO also with no buttons.
This innovation is interesting to check as it unique and not many players are in the market. This trend was missed by the tech community as we were busy in evaluating the no of cameras and full-display.
Vivo APEX 2019, features touch-sensitive buttons against physical one in normal devices. There is also a “high-definition” linear motor to provide haptic feedback when using the buttons. It also comes with a screen fingerprint technology that works on any part of the screen. It doesn’t feature a charging port instead, it has some metal grooves at the back which can be used to charge the phone wirelessly.
Redmi Note 7 India launch is sooner than expected, as per the last report Xiaomi was expected to launch the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go before March this year. Now the Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has teased the launched of the device, which indicates that device will be launched sooner than expected.
Redmi Note 7 is the first device “Redmi by Xioami” sub-brand has produced. Xiaomi notably teased the launch of the Redmi Note 7 Pro at the Redmi Note 7 event that could also make way to the Indian market in the coming days.