The biggest tech news of the week ending September 12

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Welcome to TechRadar India’s roundup of the biggest tech stories of the week. Get all the news that you need to know about in one place! Updated every Friday, this compilation of the best way to get all the news you might care about without any of the noise. Sounds perfect for a weekend read, doesn’t it?

The OnePlus 8T Pro might not exist; and why that’s good!

A new leak suggests that OnePlus might ditch the 8T Pro and go ahead with just the OnePlus 8T model later this year. Will it be a no-compromise flagship combining the best of both worlds?

The OnePlus 8T is coming in a month’s time with significant upgrades

OnePlus’s next flagship of the year is just around the corner. While an official confirmation is yet to be made, a leak reveals that the OnePlus 8T will bring a 120Hz display along with internal upgrades including a Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Redmi launches its first fitness tracker in India at just Rs 1,599

Redmi entered the wearable space in India with its affordable Redmi Smart Band. It offers a colour display with touch screen, heart rate sensor, up to 14 days better and more all without burning your pocket. 

PUBG Mobile is not giving up on the Indian market just yet

In an attempt to make its comeback, the PUBG Corporation will be going through a major ownership reshuffling. The company is now exploring ways to provide PUBG experience for India without Tencent. 

The Android 11 update is finally rolling out to Pixels and others

Google started rolling out the stable version of Android 11 for Pixel devices. Other OEMs also joined the party with Android 11 beta including OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi. Let’s hope the adoption is faster this time.

Jio has ambitious targets for its entry into the smartphone market

Jio is apparently in talks with some smartphone makers in India to produce 10 crore smartphones. These smartphones will be affordable and will run on Android platforms and will be made in collaboration with Google. 

We now know how much Xbox Series S and Series X will cost in India

Just a day after the global price announcement, the Xbox Series S and Series X prices were announced in India. Spoiler alert: they are nowhere as exciting as their global counterparts. Maybe the PlayStation 5 will surprise us?

The upcoming OnePlus Watch continues to take ‘shape’

OnePlus is looking to expand its presence beyond large screen devices. A new leak hints that the OnePlus Watch might be in the works with a circular design with round display. Will it run Wear OS though?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launches at a surprisingly great price

The second-generation flagship foldable device from Samsung landed in India this week. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is priced cheaper than its predecessor in India, and will go on sale starting September 14. 

In other news this week, Reliance received another round of investments, this time from Silver for its retail business. While PUBG is figuring out a way back for itself, we learnt more about the upcoming FAU-G game, giving us a better understanding of what to expect when it launches.

As for us at TechRadar, we’re just warming up with the Samsung Galaxy M51 — the phone with the biggest battery in India. Our teammates overseas also shared their review of the new Microsoft Surface Duo, an alternate interpretation of what the future of foldables could be...

On the horizon, we have major launches such as the Realme Narzo 20 series, the Poco X3 and the Sony WH-1000XM4. There are a few more things cooking, but you’ll have to wait a little longer to hear more about them. Strap in, we’re getting ready for Techtober!

Keep this page bookmarked and be sure to visit us next week for the latest updates. Thanks for stopping by!