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The Tech Weekender: Samsung Galaxy S21 series price, CES 2021 highlights, WhatsApp Privacy Policy, and more

In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending January 15.

January 16, 2021 / 08:57 AM IST
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launched at Galaxy Unpacked 2021 is making its way soon to the Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 comprise of top-of-the-line hardware. Samsung Galaxy S21 series India price has been announced. The flagship smartphone series will go on sale starting January 29 in India. To check the official  Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 price in India, click here .
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launched at Galaxy Unpacked 2021 is making its way soon to the Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 comprise of top-of-the-line hardware. Samsung Galaxy S21 series India price has been announced. The flagship smartphone series will go on sale starting January 29 in India. To check the official Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 price in India, click here.
WhatsApp privacy policy updated recently has created quite some stir on the internet. The new update provides additional information on WhatsApp services and how the app processes user data. Following the announcement, there has been confusion on how actually the new terms will work. WhatsApp has now officially clarified some of the queries and addressed some rumours. The messaging app states that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook cannot see your messages or hear your calls. It also does not keep a log of the people a user calls or messages. For  more details, click here .
WhatsApp privacy policy updated recently has created quite some stir on the internet. The new update provides additional information on WhatsApp services and how the app processes user data. Following the announcement, there has been confusion on how actually the new terms will work. WhatsApp has now officially clarified some of the queries and addressed some rumours. The messaging app states that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook cannot see your messages or hear your calls. It also does not keep a log of the people a user calls or messages. For more details, click here.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 comes with a whole host of new features. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 specifications boast of up to a 108MP quad-camera setup, Exynos 2100 SoC, and up to 5,000 mAh battery. While Samsung added these flagship features, it copied Apple by removing the charging brick. For  more details, click here .
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 comes with a whole host of new features. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 specifications boast of up to a 108MP quad-camera setup, Exynos 2100 SoC, and up to 5,000 mAh battery. While Samsung added these flagship features, it copied Apple by removing the charging brick. For more details, click here.
Xiaomi
Xiaomi's Hong Kong-listed shares fell nearly 11 percent at the start of trading on January 15, after the US blacklisted the smartphone maker barring investors from investing in its shares. The Department of Defense (DOD) added nine companies to its list of Chinese companies with military links, including Xiaomi and plane manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac). More details here.
LG has teased its first rollable phone that is confirmed to launch in 2021. The South Korean tech giant unveiled the LG Rollable phone yet again at the CES 2021. The company did not explicitly mention any details, and only teased the LG Rollable at its CES 2021 press conference. It shows off the display scrolling in and out to become an expanded display, similar to the company’s Rollable TV. LG had used a similar method to tease its Rollable TV in the past years.  More details here .
LG has teased its first rollable phone that is confirmed to launch in 2021. The South Korean tech giant unveiled the LG Rollable phone yet again at the CES 2021. The company did not explicitly mention any details, and only teased the LG Rollable at its CES 2021 press conference. It shows off the display scrolling in and out to become an expanded display, similar to the company’s Rollable TV. LG had used a similar method to tease its Rollable TV in the past years. More details here.
Lenovo is kicking off CES 2021 with a ton of new laptops powered by Qualcomm, Intel and AMD processors. While you can take a look at some of Lenovo's gaming laptop launches here, this list features the vast majority of consumer notebooks released by the brand at CES 2021.  Click here for photos and specifications .
Lenovo is kicking off CES 2021 with a ton of new laptops powered by Qualcomm, Intel and AMD processors. While you can take a look at some of Lenovo's gaming laptop launches here, this list features the vast majority of consumer notebooks released by the brand at CES 2021. Click here for photos and specifications.
At CES 2021, Nvidia is bringing those powerful RTX 30-graphics for the gaming and content creation laptops of 2021. The company announced three new mobile GPUs, including the RTX 3060, which will arrive on laptops starting from $999 (Roughly Rs 73,100), the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 that will debut on gaming laptops starting from $1,299 (Roughly Rs 95,000) and $1,999 (Roughly Rs 1,46,205), respectively. The new mobile RTX 30-series graphics cards are based on Nvidia’s Ampere architecture and feature second-gen RT cores and third-gen Tensor Cores for real-time ray tracing and AI and ML, respectively.  More details here .
At CES 2021, Nvidia is bringing those powerful RTX 30-graphics for the gaming and content creation laptops of 2021. The company announced three new mobile GPUs, including the RTX 3060, which will arrive on laptops starting from $999 (Roughly Rs 73,100), the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 that will debut on gaming laptops starting from $1,299 (Roughly Rs 95,000) and $1,999 (Roughly Rs 1,46,205), respectively. The new mobile RTX 30-series graphics cards are based on Nvidia’s Ampere architecture and feature second-gen RT cores and third-gen Tensor Cores for real-time ray tracing and AI and ML, respectively. More details here.
OnePlus Band price in India and specifications have been unveiled. The company’s first smart band has been launched in India to compete against the likes of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and other budget smart bands under Rs 2,500 in India. OnePlus Band sale in India starts on January 12 for Red Cable Club members, whereas others can get their OnePlus Band hands on starting January 13.  Click here for more details .
OnePlus Band price in India and specifications have been unveiled. The company’s first smart band has been launched in India to compete against the likes of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and other budget smart bands under Rs 2,500 in India. OnePlus Band sale in India starts on January 12 for Red Cable Club members, whereas others can get their OnePlus Band hands on starting January 13. Click here for more details.
Amazon Great Republic Day Sale begins on January 19 for Prime members. For other customers, the Amazon sale kicks off on January 20 and will continue until January 23. As part of the Amazon Great Republic Day Sale offers, smartphones will be available for up to 40 percent discount. SBI Credit Card customers can avail an additional 10 percent off during the Amazon Great Republic Day Sale. To know the  best Amazon Great Republic Day Sale offers, click here .
Amazon Great Republic Day Sale begins on January 19 for Prime members. For other customers, the Amazon sale kicks off on January 20 and will continue until January 23. As part of the Amazon Great Republic Day Sale offers, smartphones will be available for up to 40 percent discount. SBI Credit Card customers can avail an additional 10 percent off during the Amazon Great Republic Day Sale. To know the best Amazon Great Republic Day Sale offers, click here.
At CES 2021, AMD is bringing that performance to laptops, with its Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs for gaming and productivity. Most of the new Ryzen 5000 processors are based on the company’s “Zen 3” architecture, although some U-series models still use older Zen 2 architecture. In reference to the new Ryzen 5000 H series mobile processors, AMD CEO Lisa Su called it, “the most powerful PC processors ever built.”  For details, click here .
At CES 2021, AMD is bringing that performance to laptops, with its Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs for gaming and productivity. Most of the new Ryzen 5000 processors are based on the company’s “Zen 3” architecture, although some U-series models still use older Zen 2 architecture. In reference to the new Ryzen 5000 H series mobile processors, AMD CEO Lisa Su called it, “the most powerful PC processors ever built.” For details, click here.
Intel is stepping up its game at CES 2021, with the launch of the next wave of Tiger Lake processors. The chipmaker announced the first H-series 11th Gen Core chips at CES 2021, which will bring the benefits of Tiger Lake to gaming machines. The next-gen 11th Gen H Series chips are aimed at the lower end of the spectrum, maxing out at 35W TDP, instead of the more powerful processors with 45W TDP, which you often find at the top end of Intel’s laptop gaming range.  More details here .
Intel is stepping up its game at CES 2021, with the launch of the next wave of Tiger Lake processors. The chipmaker announced the first H-series 11th Gen Core chips at CES 2021, which will bring the benefits of Tiger Lake to gaming machines. The next-gen 11th Gen H Series chips are aimed at the lower end of the spectrum, maxing out at 35W TDP, instead of the more powerful processors with 45W TDP, which you often find at the top end of Intel’s laptop gaming range. More details here.
Sony PS5
Pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 went live in India earlier this week. As expected, consumers around the country scrambled to get their hands on Sony’s next-gen consoles. The PS5 consoles are already sold out across all major retailers. More details here.
Pranav Hegde
first published: Jan 16, 2021 08:57 am

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