Realme X2, Realme Buds Air Launched in India, Internet Shutdowns, WhatsApp Security Bug & More News This Week

Realme X2, Realme Buds Air Launched in India, Internet Shutdowns, WhatsApp Security Bug & More News This Week

Realme X2 has already gone on sale in India, so have the Realme Buds Air

Highlights
  • Nokia 2.3 was launched in Cairo earlier this month
  • The Vivo V17 went on sale for the first time in India this week
  • WhatsApp disclosed a major security flaw this week

Realme X2 and Realme Buds Air launches were undoubtedly the biggest headlines of the week past, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t numerous other major pieces of news. LG brought its dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ smartphone in India, while the Nokia 2.3 was also launched in the country. while Vivo launched two 5G smartphones – the Vivo X30 and Vivo X30 Pro – while Delhi Police ordered an Internet shutdown in parts of Delhi thanks to CAA protests. Read on for all the top news stories in the space of personal technology this week.

Realme X2 launched in India

Realme X2 was launched in India on Tuesday. To recall, the smartphone was first announced for the Indian market alongside the Realme XT, and at that time, the upcoming phone was named the Realme XT 730G (thanks to it bearing the then recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC). In the meanwhile, Realme launched the Realme XT 730G in China as the Realme X2 – now, it has arrived in India in the same avatar. Its flagship grade sibling, the Realme X2 Pro was launched in India earlier this month, but that features the Snapdragon 855+ SoC.

The Realme X2 starts from Rs. 16,999 (4GB+64GB) in India, with the 6GB+128GB variant priced at Rs. 18,999, and the 8GB+128GB variant priced at Rs. 19,999. The smartphone went on sale in India for the first time earlier this week, and the company has also detailed launch offers for the Realme X2.

Specifications of the Realme X2 include a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Snapdragon 730 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, a quad rear camera setup (64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel), a 32-megapixel front camera, up to 128GB of UFS2.1 storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB), the standard bunch of connectivity options, a 4,000mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge tech, dimensions of 158.7×75.2×8.6mm, and a weight of 182 grams.

Realme Buds Air launched in India

A launch that eclipsed the Realme X2 in terms of interest was a new product in the company’s own lineup – the Realme Buds Air. The Apple AirPods-inspired truly wireless earphones feature a design very similar to the Cupertino giant’s counterparts, and even come with a nearly identical looking charging case. One of the highlights of the wireless earphones are a claimed battery life of 17 hours on a single charge – including the extra charge provided by the charging case. Realme Buds Air wireless earphones are priced at Rs. 3,999, and are available in Black, White, and Yellow colour variant.

They went on sale for the first time on the day of their launch itself, and will next be made available tomorrow. Features include a 12mm bass boost driver, multi-layer composite diaphragm, noise cancellation support for calling, a dedicated gaming mode with low-latency, USB Type-C port, 3 hours of music playback with the charging case, support for the Qi wireless charging on the charging case, Google Assistant integration, touch controls, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.