Top Tech News Today: Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro Launched, Netflix May Bring Another Price Hike
"Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 unveiled with prices and release date in India. Available for pre-order on Flipkart."
The highly anticipated Google Pixel 8 Pro and Google Pixel 8 have finally been revealed, along with their prices and release date in India. These new additions to the Pixel 8 line were unveiled at the recent Made by Google event and are now available for pre-orders in India. Excitingly, both models will be available for purchase later this month on the popular e-commerce platform Flipkart. While the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 come with impressive camera upgrades, it's worth noting that they maintain the same design language as their predecessors.
In other news, streaming giant Netflix is considering increasing the prices of its ad-free subscription service once the ongoing Hollywood actors strike concludes. According to sources familiar with the matter, Netflix is contemplating raising prices in various markets globally, with the US and Canada potentially being the first regions to experience the subscription cost hike. It remains uncertain whether this price adjustment will also affect Netflix users in India.
Samsung recently held a global launch event where they introduced the highly anticipated Galaxy S23 FE smartphone, along with the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Buds FE. The official Samsung website showcases the Galaxy S23 FE with an undisclosed chipset. This smartphone will be available in a single storage variant and is set to hit the market later this month. It serves as the successor to the Galaxy S21 FE, which made its debut in January 2021 and featured an Exynos 2100 SoC and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W wired fast charging support.
Xiaomi Studios, the mobile film-making initiative by Xiaomi, has made its debut in India. The inaugural production, titled "The Rolling Ball," was shot using the flagship Xiaomi 13 Pro in collaboration with Dolby and Qualcomm. The film even features a special appearance by cricket legend Saurav Ganguly. Xiaomi's aim with this initiative is to provide creators with a platform to unleash their creativity using Xiaomi smartphones.
Cab aggregator Uber has introduced a limited-edition service called Uber Camper for the highly anticipated India vs Pakistan match at the ICC World Cup 2023. Fans have the opportunity to stay for free by participating in a social media competition launched by Uber. The lucky winners will be announced on October 8.
Dyson, headquartered in Singapore, has made its entry into the wearables category with the launch of its first headphones. The company introduced the Dyson Zone headphones in India on October 4 as the inaugural device in its audio lineup. Priced at Rs 59,900, the headphones are on par with the Apple AirPods Max. There is also a Zone Absolute+ variant available for Rs 64,900, which includes an extra filter and a multiple port charger. Interested buyers can purchase the headphones through the Dyson website starting October 4.
Lastly, Apple enthusiasts in India have something to look forward to during the upcoming Flipkart Big Billion Days sale and Amazon Great Indian Festival sale, both commencing on October 8. The price of the iPhone 12 is expected to see a significant reduction during these sales events. Additionally, the more recent iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models will also be available at discounted rates on both e-commerce platforms. This festive season is an ideal time for Apple smartphone investments, and buyers can further save by taking advantage of exchange discounts.