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The Tech Weekender: Poco X3 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro sale; Sony PS5 India restock update and Apple Event in June

Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending April 2, in case you missed them.

April 03, 2021 / 10:51 AM IST
Poco X3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 18,999. The mid-range smartphone under Rs 20,000 comes with a Snapdragon 860 SoC and a 120Hz LCD. The company has announced an offer ahead of the Poco X3 Pro's first sale. Poco F1 users in India can buy the Poco X3 Pro for as low as Rs 10,999 by availing a Rs 7,000 exchange offer and an additional Rs 1,000 bank discount. Additionally, the top-end Poco X3 Pro model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage can be purchased for as low as Rs 12,999 through the upgrade program. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/poco-x3-pro-can-be-bought-for-as-low-as-rs-10999-in-india-heres-how-6723451.html" target="_blank">Click here for more details</a>.
Poco X3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 18,999. The mid-range smartphone under Rs 20,000 comes with a Snapdragon 860 SoC and a 120Hz LCD. The company has announced an offer ahead of the Poco X3 Pro's first sale. Poco F1 users in India can buy the Poco X3 Pro for as low as Rs 10,999 by availing a Rs 7,000 exchange offer and an additional Rs 1,000 bank discount. Additionally, the top-end Poco X3 Pro model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage can be purchased for as low as Rs 12,999 through the upgrade program. Click here for more details.
Sony is yet to confirm the next sale for the PlayStation 5, although one Indian retailer may have let the cat out of the bag. Prepaidgamercard, a Bengaluru-based store recently confirmed that Sony was to restock the PS5 in India on April 2. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/sony-ps5-restocking-in-india-is-reportedly-scheduled-for-the-first-week-of-april-6705731.html">More details here</a>.
Sony is yet to confirm the next sale for the PlayStation 5, although one Indian retailer may have let the cat out of the bag. Prepaidgamercard, a Bengaluru-based store recently confirmed that Sony was to restock the PS5 in India on April 2. More details here.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra India price has been tipped. The flagship Xiaomi smartphone is confirmed to launch in India on April 23. According to Gadgets360, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra price in India will be above Rs 70,000. If true, it will be the most expensive smartphone from Xiaomi in India since its arrival in 2014. It also means that the device will be more expensive than the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Vivo X60 Pro+, which are priced at Rs 69,990. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/xiaomi-mi-11-ultra-price-in-india-to-be-higher-than-oneplus-9-pro-vivo-x60-pro-apple-iphone-12-mini-6722361.html" target="_blank">More details here</a>.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra India price has been tipped. The flagship Xiaomi smartphone is confirmed to launch in India on April 23. According to Gadgets360, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra price in India will be above Rs 70,000. If true, it will be the most expensive smartphone from Xiaomi in India since its arrival in 2014. It also means that the device will be more expensive than the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Vivo X60 Pro+, which are priced at Rs 69,990. More details here.
Instagram has launched 'Remix for Reels'. The new feature lets users “remix” an original Reel by recording or adding their reaction clip on the side. In case you find this familiar, the Instagram Reels Remix feature is similar to the now-banned TikTok Duets. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/instagram-reels-remix-lets-you-create-tiktok-duets-here-is-how-6722831.html">Here is how to use Remix on Instagram Reels</a>.
Instagram has launched 'Remix for Reels'. The new feature lets users “remix” an original Reel by recording or adding their reaction clip on the side. In case you find this familiar, the Instagram Reels Remix feature is similar to the now-banned TikTok Duets. Here is how to use Remix on Instagram Reels.
Microsoft's 365 service saw a brief outage that left users unable to access 365 services and features. 365 is the rebranded office suite that includes apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access available for both home and enterprise users. The Redmond giant has now fixed the issue and has confirmed that all services for 365 have now returned to a healthy state. The problem was caused by a DNS issue and was fixed by rerouting traffic to alternate DNS servers.
Microsoft's 365 service saw a brief outage that left users unable to access 365 services and features. 365 is the rebranded office suite that includes apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access available for both home and enterprise users. The Redmond giant has now fixed the issue and has confirmed that all services for 365 have now returned to a healthy state. The problem was caused by a DNS issue and was fixed by rerouting traffic to alternate DNS servers.
Apple has announced the date for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference will be held in all-online format starting on June 7 and will continue till June 11. Like every year, WWDC21 will be free for all developers and will offer insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/apple-to-host-wwdc21-in-an-all-online-format-on-june-7-6710451.html" target="_blank">Click here for more details</a>.
Apple has announced the date for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference will be held in all-online format starting on June 7 and will continue till June 11. Like every year, WWDC21 will be free for all developers and will offer insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Click here for more details.
Samsung Galaxy F02s launch in India is set for April 5. The company has also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy F12 launch in India will be hosted alongside. Both Samsung Galaxy F-series smartphones will be available for purchase via Flipkart after the launch. The Flipkart listing reveals some of the key Samsung Galaxy F02s and Samsung Galaxy F12 specifications. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/samsung-galaxy-f12-india-launch-set-for-april-5-galaxy-f02s-to-tag-along-6717441.html" target="_blank">Click here for more details</a>.
Samsung Galaxy F02s launch in India is set for April 5. The company has also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy F12 launch in India will be hosted alongside. Both Samsung Galaxy F-series smartphones will be available for purchase via Flipkart after the launch. The Flipkart listing reveals some of the key Samsung Galaxy F02s and Samsung Galaxy F12 specifications. Click here for more details.
Google’s popular video-conferencing service, Google Meet, was made free for all users during the pandemic. The company wanted users to take benefit of its service while trying to get a share of Zoom’s growing popularity. Google Meet free calls will continue until June, the company has announced. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/free-google-meet-calls-to-continue-until-june-as-people-work-from-home-6716621.html" target="_blank">More details here</a>.
Google’s popular video-conferencing service, Google Meet, was made free for all users during the pandemic. The company wanted users to take benefit of its service while trying to get a share of Zoom’s growing popularity. Google Meet free calls will continue until June, the company has announced. More details here.
OnePlus 9 Pro went on sale in India earlier this week. The flagship OnePlus smartphone was launched on March 23 and went on sale early on Amazon on March 31. Customers who wish to buy the premium smartphone via other channels can purchase it starting today. The OnePlus 9 Pro price in India starts at Rs 64,999 for the base 8GB + 128GB storage option. For <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/oneplus-9-pro-5g-goes-on-sale-starting-today-in-india-check-price-specifications-6716591.html" target="_blank">OnePlus 9 Pro specifications, click here</a>.
OnePlus 9 Pro went on sale in India earlier this week. The flagship OnePlus smartphone was launched on March 23 and went on sale early on Amazon on March 31. Customers who wish to buy the premium smartphone via other channels can purchase it starting today. The OnePlus 9 Pro price in India starts at Rs 64,999 for the base 8GB + 128GB storage option. For OnePlus 9 Pro specifications, click here.
Samsung has dropped the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G first arrived in the US last September alongside its 4G counterpart. However, only the Galaxy S20 FE 4G made it to Indian shores a month later. Now, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India with a Snapdragon 865 SoC and a 120Hz display. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/samsung-galaxy-s20-fe-5g-launched-in-india-with-snapdragon-865-soc-120hz-amoled-display-6713941.html">More details here</a>.
Samsung has dropped the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G first arrived in the US last September alongside its 4G counterpart. However, only the Galaxy S20 FE 4G made it to Indian shores a month later. Now, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India with a Snapdragon 865 SoC and a 120Hz display. More details here.
Xiaomi has launched its first foldable smartphone, the Mi Mix Fold. The Mi Mix Fold price starts at CNY 9,999 (Roughly Rs 1,11,700) for the base 12GB/256GB model. <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/xiaomi-mi-mix-fold-unveiled-with-8-01-inch-wqhd-display-liquid-lens-tech-snapdragon-888-soc-6710841.html" target="_blank">Click here to check the Mi Mix Fold specifications and features</a>.
Xiaomi has launched its first foldable smartphone, the Mi Mix Fold. The Mi Mix Fold price starts at CNY 9,999 (Roughly Rs 1,11,700) for the base 12GB/256GB model. Click here to check the Mi Mix Fold specifications and features.
Pranav Hegde
first published: Apr 3, 2021 10:51 am

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