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Android 12, Apple Music Lossless Audio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, and Other Tech Announcements.

Updated: May 25, 2021

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Every week, a slew of new software products are released all over the world and across all product types. With Android 12, we saw one of the most critical app releases of the year. Along with the updated Android edition, a slew of new products in categories like smartphones, laptops, chipsets, and more hit the market. Realme unveiled the Realme Narzo 30 mobile, as well as a slew of devices like the upcoming Realme Watch 2 Pro, Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, and more. Let's take a look at some of the notable releases from this year:


The new Realme Narzo 30 is the latest addition to Realme's Narzo 30 collection. The Narzo 30A and Narzo 30 Pro, which debuted in February, are joined by the standard edition. The new Realme Narzo 30 is currently only available in Malaysia; however, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed that the device's 4G and 5G versions will be available in India shortly. The company is yet to reveal the specifics of its India launch. The Realme Narzo 30 4G has a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The selfie camera is housed in a hole-punch cutout on the display screen. There's an octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 processor under the hood, as well as an integrated ARM Mali-G76 GPU, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The phone runs Realme UI 2.0, which is built on Android 11 and supports dual SIM cards. A 48-megapixel main mount, a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter are housed in its triple rear camera configuration. A 16-megapixel camera is located on the front of the phone for selfies and video calls.


During the ongoing Google I/O Keynote session, Google unveiled Android 12, the next-generation smartphone operating system. The Android UI has been fully redesigned in Android 12. A new lock screen has been added, as well as larger fast settings tiles and other improvements. The lock screen has a larger clock with no alerts, a small date, and a temperature indicator on the left side. In Android 11, the volume slider is also larger and has a rounded profile rather than a square shape. In the fast settings, the brightness slider has the same form. In Android 12, the simple settings menu is now in the form of tiles, rather than the previous button-style interface.


Apple Music customers can also have access to industry-leading sound quality thanks to the inclusion of Spatial Audio, which includes Dolby Atmos support. The latest additions will be available to all Apple Music users in June and will be included in their current packages at no additional expense. For high-resolution songs, Apple will use the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), and consumers will be able to select from three quality levels for lossless audio. Thousands of tracks will support Spatial Audio at launch, according to Apple, with more being added at frequent intervals. Apple AirPods portable earbuds, Apple AirPods Max headphones, and Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini smart speakers owners will be pleased with the new features.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC is the newest smartphone chipset from Qualcomm, an American chipmaker. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC, which lies between the Snapdragon 750G and the Snapdragon 780G, was announced at Qualcomm's 5G Snapdragon Summit. The chipset is a follow-up to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 768G chipset, and it's designed to provide a better multimedia experience with a fresh setup. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G is built on a 6nm design, and the company believes that it can boost artificial intelligence (AI) performance by up to two times over its predecessor. Qualcomm said in a blog post announcing the new SoC that it will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2021.


Poco has unveiled the Poco M3 Pro 5G, a new smartphone. Instead of the Qualcomm mobile chipset used on the standard edition, the latest Poco M3 Pro uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU, which is intended to carry 5G connectivity to budget smartphones. The Poco M3 Pro 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ LCD monitor with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC with Mali-G57 MC2 integrated GPU, up to 6GB RAM, and 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage that is expandable with a microSD card under the hood. The phone comes pre-installed with MIUI 12, which is built on Android 11 and supports dual-SIM cards. A 48-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera for close-up images are all housed in its triple rear camera module. For selfies and video calls, there's an 8-megapixel camera on the edge.


There were a few other launches in addition to the ones listed above. The Vivo Y52 5G and Vivo TWS 2 earphones were released by Vivo. The HP Omen 16, HP Omen 17, and HP Victus 16 are among HP's latest gaming laptops. The Realme Watch 2 Pro, Buds Wireless 2 Neo, and Realme Buds Wireless 2 have all been released by Realme. MSI has announced the MSI Creator M16, Z16, 17, GE66, and GE76 laptops. Sharp also unveiled the Aquos R6 handset, while Honor unveiled the Honor Play 5.


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