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Motorola Event reportedly set for July 7, Motorola Edge Lite Expected

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is reportedly hosting an event on July 7 to unveil its new tech including the Motorola One Fusion and Motorola Edge Lite smartphones.

The Chinese OEM has not been immune to the pangs of caused by the Covid-19 pandemic having had to slash down the price of its flagship devices – the Razr, Moto and One Hyper smartphones in a bid to balance operational cost.

Who ever thought reducing the price of a product or service was a good marketing strategy…

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Motorola launched the flagship Motorola Edge+ in India in May and the Motorola One Fusion+ was introduced in the country earlier this month.

However, with online-only launch events now the ‘new normal’, more details about its plans going forward as well as the Motorola event are expected from the company in the coming days.

The major expectations no doubt will be with the One Fusion and Motorola Edge Lite devices, with Motorola definitely set to make a global announcements on its availability.

Here’s everything we know so far about the two smartphones.

Motorola One Fusion (Expected) Specifications

Motorola One Fusion plus launched in India

Motorola One Fusion phone was reportedly spotted in a Google Play Console listing, last week. The listing hints at some of the specifications of the rumoured device.

There Motorola One Fusion is reported running Android 10 under the hood, a 720×1600 pixels resolution display, and 4GB RAM.

The smartphone is also expected to pack an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with two Kryo 360 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 cores clocked at 1.7GHz.

However, in the camera department, details are at a premium with pricing possibly also a major sticking point if the Lenovo-owned company hoping to reverse it’s fortunes.

Meanwhile, Motorola One Fusion+ was launched in India earlier in June for $230.28 (approximately NGN89,000).

The phone carries a quad camera setup at the back and pop-up camera for selfies and video calling. Their is also a major juice bump to a 5000mAh battery as well as the presence of Snapdragon 730G SoC.

Motorola Edge Lite (Expected) Specifications

Motorola Edge smartphone launched

On the other hand, the Motorola Edge Lite is expected to be a toned-down version of the Motorola Edge that made its debut in April.

The phone will reportedly come with 5G support, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.

Motorola Edge Lite is also rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 730G SoC or Snapdragon 765G SoC. It will likely come with the model number XT2075.

While the Motorola Edge+ is available in India for $991,71 (approximately NGN390,000), pricing for the Motorola Edge Lite is still unclear at this stage.

When is the Motorola 2020 Event?

According to a report by GSMArena, the Motorola event will take place on July 7 at 3pm CET (6:30pm IST).

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Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3

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Just one of those top mysteries in the world of tech, you know it’s imminent and will definitely happen but just don’t know when.

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So far, Google has succeeded in staying mum about the launch date of the Pixel 4a but the rumour mill is relentless and now, in an attempt to put an end to the speculations, a tipster named Jon Prosser, claims to know the final launch date of the Pixel 4a.

Prosser took to Twitter to divulge the information on when Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL can be expected. Based on the Pixel 4a embargo letters and review units Google has sent to the local media; Prosser is dead sure the launch date is August 3.

However, Google who has not said anything on the matter so far did briefly list the Pixel 4a on its online store in Canada without any concrete details, which led to people believing the launch is finally nigh.

If the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a is anything you go by, it will be the third postponed date.

Previously, Google was expected to launch the Pixel 4a series at the Android 11 launch event on June 3. It did not happen due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement rife in the US and got delayed.

Later, Prosser said the Pixel 4a will debut on July 13 but that did not happen too. Meanwhile, Google’s rival Apple outed its long-awaited iPhone SE 2020 as the affordable iPhone model for this year and maybe beyond.

However, Presser will be hoping it is third time lucky/accurate and we finally get to see the affordable version of the Google pixel 4; the Pixel 4a and 4XL in the US. It’s imminent and there is every certainty it will happen.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications, Features and Price

It is more or less an open secret anyway but, the Google Pixel 4a is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

There will likely be a 5.8-inch LCD display with a punch-hole for the first time on a Pixel phone. Obviously, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL will run on Android 10 and they should soon be receiving the Android 11 update.

For camera optics, the Google Pixel 4a will have a single rear camera in the same squarish module at the back. Thougg the battery capacity is yet to be confirmed at this stage, the Pixel 4a is no doubt also expected to come with 18W fast charging.

For pricing, Google usually gives it flagship gadgets pocket pumping price tags but the Pixel 4a and 4L is expected to ship with relatively mid-range specs as well as pricing The leaks have suggested the Pixel 4a price in the US. The 64GB version is said to cost $299 (roughly NGN116,500) while the 128GB version will reportedly be priced at $349 (roughly NGN135,800).

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Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won’t release in September

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The world is on fire in more ways than one and this has no doubt left even the most credibly run company’s at risk of altering their usual annual schedules.

This is the case of Apple who after some back and forth tinkering and analysis, finally confirmed that its new iPhone 12 launch will be delayed by a few weeks.

The tech giant always reveals it’s next lineup of smartphone during the last quarter of the year and was rumored to launch the iPhone 12 series this year in September.

However, this isn’t the first time Apple is not following its own trend. The iPhone X too arrived way later in November in 2017 just a few months after the iPhone 8 series was released in September. Although Apple did reveal that it is coming up with the iPhone X during the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 series, it didn’t release the smartphone until November that year.

Similarly, the iPhone XR too was unveiled a month after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were unveiled in September 2018.

Apple iPhone 12 Models Launch Date

Just like the speculations about Apple launching the iPhone 12 series took flight, the delay in its launch was also being speculated too.

Apple announce new iPhone 12 Models new launch date

Earlier this week, chipmaker Qualcomm hinted at a delay in a particular 5G chip availability when it said that there would be a “slight delay” of a “flagship phone launch” in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to when Apple typically releases its new iPhone models. Without naming either the brand or the smartphone, Qualcomm revealed in its Q3 earnings report that “a partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” might be reason behind all this.

Moreover, this proved we quite significant to the latest decision from Apple as notably, Apple and Qualcomm had entered into a $4.5 billion deal, which entails Apple will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem for its upcoming devices and the delay in the release of the new iPhones would no doubt also impact Qualcomm’s business

During yesterday’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter), Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year’s iPhones later than usual. He was quoted by TechCrunch as saying, “As you know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project to supply to be available a few weeks later.”

Earlier tipster iHacktu Pro had speculated that Apple will hold two important events in September and October. The tipster tweeted saying that Apple’s online event will be held on September 8 and devices including the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series, the Apple Watch, the AirPower-a wireless charging pad, and the Apple iPad. Whereas Apple is likely to launch the Apple iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs, and Apple Glass on October 27.

However, he didn’t confirm whether the October 27 event will be an online event or an in-person event. But none of it seems to be happening now considering the global situation on ground but a penny for your thoughts on iPhone users now and all that fruit company fans.

It’s rare Apple confirms any of its future products. Usually, they pretend as if there are no upcoming iPhones. But, given Qualcomm already tipped their hand about the iPhone 5G delay, it doesn’t leave Apple much choice.

Also, with the recently launched iPhone SE still driving sales, we expect all parties involved to be happy in the end. We’ll all survive living without a new iPhone for a few weeks.

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