The Weekly Tech Wrap-up (13 June 2015)

Technology is the quantification of dynamics and innovation, with the amount of changes and the Tech news floating on the Internet we bring to you the news dominating the headlines over the past week, which has seen the Apple WWDC and the launch of Gionee’s new flagship, here is the roundup for the week.

Gionee announces its new flagship Elife E8 and the Marathon M5:

Gionee at its Beijing event on Wednesday launched the Elife E8 and Marathon M5 smartphones. The Elife E8 is priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 40,000), and will go on sale in China on July 15. The Marathon M5 on the other hand is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000), and will go on sale in China on June 25. It’s smartphone photographer that Gionee targets with the Elife E8 with the 24MP primary camera which offers the highest pixel count now in a flagship smartphone while the Marathon M5 seeks to impress with battery life with its 6,020 mAh battery.

Read More: Gionee Elife E8 with 24MP Camera and 3GB of RAM Launched

Read More: Gionee Marathon M5 with 6,020mAh Battery Launched

Sony launches Xperia C4, the PROSelfie Smartphone:

Japanese tech giant Sony Corp., announced the new Sony Xperia C4 smartphone this week, the camera is the star of Sony’s newest smartphone. With its 5 MP front-facing camera and a 13 MP rear facing camera, the Sony Xperia C4 smartphone is designed for selfie lovers and enthusiasts who seek to capture sharp and clear photos. The front-facing camera comes with a 25mm wide-angle lens and packs a punch with several features unheard of in front facing cameras such as Superior Auto Mode, HDR, soft-LED flash and optical image stabilization. The Xperia C4 has a 5.5 inch full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display screen, and uses a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MTK6752 processor. It packs 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory, expandable upto 128GB, via microSD card. It surely stands out in the emerging market with an increased number of users looking to please the shutterhogs inside them.

Read More: Sony Xperia C4, the Selfie King Launched: Price and Specs

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2015:


The Apple WWDC this year was one of the longest Keynote from Apple but nothing overly exciting with new introductions but Apple chose to improve on its current software offerings, with the announcement of iOS 9, and the new version of OSX christened “El Capitan”, and the long awaited music streaming service Apple Music was introduced with much fanfare, the launch was imminent given Apple’s takeover of Beats last year. Improvements to the Apple Watch OS were also introduced and Apple Pay was expanded to include more services. Also a surprising announcement was the decision to make Swift, the programming language developed by Apple open source.

Read More: 9 iOS 9 Features You’d Love to Use

Xiaomi Mi4 undergoes another Price Drop:

Xiaomi never ceases to amaze us. The latest announcement by Hugo Barra, the face of Xiaomi in India, reveals that the price of the 64GB Mi 4 has been dropped by Rs 4,000 and will be now available at Rs 19,999 on Flipkart. If you head to the e-commerce site, the device is up for sale at the reduced price and also has an exchange offer which offers a reduction of almost Rs 5000 effectively putting the price of it at around Rs 14,999 also the price of the 16GB model has been dropped by Rs 2000 to Rs 17,999 and with the exchange offer it comes to about Rs 12,999. Go grab it while you can!

Oculus Pre-E3 Conference:

Oculus has through its pre-conference announcements, showed off its new controllers, and mentioned the suite of games that will be available. It has also announced its tie up with Microsoft to ship its Headset with the Xbox One controller. Oculus also introduced the Oculus Touch, a revolutionary controller with which you’ll be able to pick up virtual guns, manipulate virtual objects, make communicative gestures in games and virtual worlds, and have ‘hand presence’. The controllers are wireless – for the free and life-like experience. Superseded by no other it has been termed as the next big thing in technology with pundits following the project closely and the significant strides made by the company, leave us waiting eagerly for the main event.

Read More: All you need to know about Oculus’ Pre-E3 Event

Samsung Introduces Mirror OLED TV:


Samsung unveiled a line of transparent and mirrored OLED displays that it intends to sell to retail stores before bringing them into our living rooms one day down the road. Samsung Display’s Mirror OLED display panel delivers at least 50 percent higher reflectance than competition. Its a huge revolution which promises to improve the viewing experience and also addresses the problem of oversaturation of colors in 4K TVs, it promises to give the user a better experience of gaming, watching movies, and TV shows.

This will require an improvement of the current user interface offered by Samsung. More News is expected regarding the launch soon.



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