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Week in Tech (Sep 21-27, 2020): Amazon’s fall occasion, Apple’s on-line retailer opens in India and extra

Written by Anuj Bhatia
| New Delhi |

September 27, 2020 12:48:47 pm

Amazon 2020 hardware event, Amazon Ring drone, Apple opens online store in India, Galaxy S20 FE launch, OnePlus 8TThe Ring All the time House Cam is basically a flying safety digicam drone. (Picture credit score: Amazon)

We’ve had a busy week with tech information protection is anxious. This week, Amazon hogged the limelight by launching some uncommon units that have been least anticipated from the e-commerce big. Who might have thought that Amazon would launch a drone that flies round inside your own home? It’s a loopy gadget that might change the best way we see dwelling safety units. If Amazon held its fall occasion this week, Samsung too launched the Galaxy S20 Fan Version, probably the most inexpensive member within the premium S20 line. In the meantime, Apple this week formally opened its on-line retailer in India. The net retailer presents Apple’s full vary of merchandise, in addition to different providers like trade-in and financing. These are the tales everybody in tech is speaking about.

Amazon’s blockbuster fall occasion

It was an enormous week for Amazon, because the e-commerce big introduced a ton of recent at its fall occasion. As anticipated, we noticed updates to its line of Echo, Hearth TV and Ring units. Amazon introduced a completely redesigned Echo speaker with a brand new spherical search for the primary time. The corporate can also be bringing the brand new spherical look to the smaller Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock. A brand new Echo Present was additionally launched with a motorised base. However probably the most thrilling announcement from Amazon’s annual fall occasion was not the brand new Echo audio system however a drone that flies across the dwelling. It’s an autonomous digicam that flies round a predestinated path, giving customers’ an thought of whether or not their house is safe of their absence. The gadget is made by Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring. It’s anticipated to price $249.99 when it begins transport subsequent 12 months. Apart from new units, Amazon additionally introduced Luna, a cloud gaming platform just like Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE goes official

Samsung this week introduced the Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “fan version”), the latest member within the Galaxy S20 lineup. Nonetheless, not like the Galaxy S20 or S20 Plus, the Galaxy S20 FE prices solely $700. That worth makes the S20 FE matches the likes of the iPhone 11 and OnePlus eight Professional — two of the preferred premium smartphones out there. Nicely, the Galaxy S20 FE is clearly geared toward those that anticipate a flagship gadget just like the Galaxy S20 however lacks the funds to personal one. The 6.5-inch Galaxy S20 FE does handle to pack in numerous options that you can find within the S20 however with little compromises right here and there to maintain the associated fee down. That stated, you continue to get a cellphone with a 120Hz display screen, an IP68 score, a big battery and a number of cameras on the again. Anticipate the Galaxy S20 FE to launch in India quickly.

Apple’s on-line retailer opens in India

Apple now sells its common merchandise reminiscent of iPhones and iPads on to shoppers in India. Earlier this week, Apple launched its on-line retailer in India, one of many world’s greatest economies. You should buy all of Apple’s newly launched merchandise, together with the Apple Watch Sequence 6, Apple Watch SE, and its new iPad. The net retailer additionally permits shoppers to customise their very own Macs on-line in addition to giving them choices to engrave their AirPods in seven Indian languages. Apple has huge plans for the Indian market. The Tim Prepare dinner-led firm plans to open its first bodily retailer in India by early subsequent 12 months.

PlayStation 5 pre-orders proceed to promote out

Sony’s newest next-generation console is a lot in demand proper now that the PS5’s pre-orders stays bought out at a number of retailers together with Amazon within the US. Demand for the PlayStation 5 is off the charts, however pre-ordering the console hasn’t been a clean experience for keen shoppers. The PS5 shall be launched on November 12 within the US, Japan, Australia, South Korea, whereas the remainder of the world will get the console on November 19. Within the US, the PS5 will price $499 with a disc drive, and $399 for the Digital Version.

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