- Ankur Sachdev
Tech Updates Related to Nokia, Cryptocurrency, and Amazon Prime Video India
:::HMD Global, the Nokia brand licensee, has launched Nokia G50 in the market of the United Kingdom.
Nokia G50 is available in two colors namely Midnight Sun and Ocean Blue. It has been priced at around ₹20,100/-. Nokia G50 operates on Android 11 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. The smartphone features a 6.82-inch HD+ display with 4GB RAM under the skin. Nokia is offering a set of three rear cameras. The primary sensor camera clicks the photos at a resolution of 48-megapixel. The second camera is an ultra-wide shooter that supports the resolution of 5-megapixel. Both the cameras are assisted by a 2-megapixel camera with the functions of sensing the depth of an image while clicking it. The selfie camera of Nokia G50 offers an 8-megapixel resolution. Some other features of the Nokia G50 are USB Type-C, 64 GB storage that can be expanded up to 512 GB, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, 5,000mAh battery, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor mounted on the side of the smartphone. The company is yet to announce the launch date of the Nokia G50 in the Indian market.
:::The cryptocurrency market observed a decline after China's central bank declared all transactions involving cryptocurrencies illegal.
The central bank of China, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) declared all the transactions involving cryptocurrencies illegal and said that anyone who is found involved in such transactions would be investigated for criminal liability as per the prevalent law. The People's Bank of China justified the move by saying that the cryptocurrencies transactions were putting the personal assets of the citizens at risk and this was disrupting disorder in the economic & financial parts. The banned transactions include trading in cryptocurrency, selling tokens, organizing illegal fund-raising campaigns, and transactions involving virtual currency derivatives. After the People's Bank of China made the declaration, the trading value of Bitcoin dropped by 6% and came down to 5.5%.
:::Amazon Prime Video India has now become an intermediary by offering an option to its users of subscribing to other OTT platforms through its mobile app and/or website.
Amazon Prime Video India has launched a function called Prime Video channels, through which it is offering the option to subscribe to other OTT platforms. The function has come into effect from September 24, 2021 (Friday). A user of Amazon Prime Video India can now subscribe to Discovery+, DocuBay, Eros Now, Annual Hoichoi, Lionsgate Play, Manorama Max, MUBI, and ShortsTV. The annual subscription of these OTT platforms are being offered as follows: Discovery+ = ₹299/- DocuBay = ₹499/- (original price is ₹999/-) Eros Now = ₹299/- (includes 25% discount) Annual Hoichoi = ₹599/- (includes 33% discount) Lionsgate Play = ₹699/- Manorama Max = ₹699/- MUBI = ₹1,999/- ShortsTV = ₹299/- (includes 40% discount)
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