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OnePlus Open India launch, Sony PS5 reveal, and WhatsApp’s stunning redesign: All the latest tech buzz in one report!

OnePlus Open India launch, Sony PS5 reveal, and WhatsApp’s stunning redesign: All the latest tech buzz in one report!

This week in tech, several major announcements were made, including the launch date for OnePlus Open in India, leaked renders of the Xiaomi 14 Pro, the release of a new Sony PS5 edition, and Honor’s future plans for the Indian market. Additionally, WhatsApp’s redesigned interface has started rolling out for beta testers.

OnePlus has finally revealed the launch date for its highly anticipated foldable phone, OnePlus Open. The global launch is set for October 19th, with a launch event also taking place in Mumbai, India on the same day. The expected price range for OnePlus Open in India is around Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.2 lakh, making it cheaper than its competitor, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Leaked renders suggest that OnePlus Open will feature a book-folding design similar to Samsung’s foldable phones.

In other news, 5K renders of the upcoming Xiaomi 14 Pro were leaked, providing a first proper look at the flagship phone. Unlike its predecessor, the Xiaomi 14 Pro will have a flat display instead of a curved one. The leaked renders also indicate a thicker design and a massive camera bump. It is expected to come with up to four camera sensors at the back and feature a 6.6-inch flat 2.5D display.

Sony has launched a new edition of its popular gaming console, the PlayStation 5. This new edition features a detachable disc drive and 1TB of built-in storage. Priced at $499.99 in the US, it will be available for purchase next month. Sony has stated that the new PS5 will be available globally in the coming months, although there is no official word yet on its availability in India. This new edition replaces the current PS5 model, which is no longer in stock.

Honor, the smartphone brand, has shared its future plans for the Indian market. CEO Madhav Sheth announced that Honor is planning to launch its second phone in India soon, possibly by the end of this year. However, no details about the phone’s model or hardware specifications have been revealed yet. Honor also has plans to launch a foldable phone in India in the first half of next year.

Finally, WhatsApp has started rolling out a new interface for Android beta testers. The redesigned UI features new icons, a slightly changed background color, and chat bubbles. In the new UI, the background color is white in the light theme and black with a dark shade of gray in the dark theme. The font and the shade of green used in the app have also been changed.

Overall, this week has been filled with exciting tech news, from foldable phones to gaming consoles and interface updates. These developments are sure to keep tech enthusiasts and consumers eagerly awaiting their release.

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