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Tech Podcast: Look out for these at Apple WWDC developers' conference

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May 30, 2018

1. Apple likely to bring an iPhone with triple-camera setup

Apple is expected to bring at least one iPhone with a triple-camera setup in 2019. These three cameras will come equipped with 3D vision and will be used for Augmented Reality Projects. According to analyst Jialin Liu, two of these three cameras will capture an image from two different angles for enhanced 3D imaging via stereo vision. The third sensor will most likely have a longer focal length for enhanced zoom function.

2. Apple WWDC developers' conference set to begin

Apple's WWDC developers' conference is set to begin where the Cupertino tech giant is expected to take the wraps off new software and hardware products. Coming to iOS 12, the company has promised better stability and performance with the new operating system for its iPhones. Apple is also likely to allow third party developers to access the NFC chip in iPhones, allowing them to work better with Internet of Things.

Apple is also likely to introduce the new MacBook Air with Retina Display along with updated MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. Updated macOS, tvOS and watchOS are also expected to be announced during the WWDC developers' conference.

3. HMD Global launches Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1

HMD Global released the new iterations of Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and Nokia 2.1 at a launch event in Moscow. While the Nokia 5.1 and the Nokia 3.1 are mid-range smartphones, Nokia 2.1 is a budget offering.

Coming first to Nokia 5.1, it is powered by a Mediatek Helio P18 processor, which is coupled with either 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Nokia 5.1 sticks to the modern aspect ratio of 18:9 and comes with a FullHD+ screen. In the optics department, the Nokia 5.1 boats a 16MP at the back and an 8MP camera at the front.

The Nokia 3.1 is powered by a Mediatek MT6750 SoC and has similar memory configurations as the Nokia 5.1. In the display department, the Nokia 3.1 has a 5.2-inch HD+ screen. Talking about cameras, the Nokia 3.1 sports a 13MP camera at the back and an 8MP camera at the front. The Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and belong to the Android One programme.

On the other hand, Nokia 2.1 runs the Android Oreo Go Edition. It comes with a HD screen and 1GB of RAM, powered by Snapdragon 425 processor.

The Nokia 5.1 has been launched with a starting price of $219 which translates to Rs 15000, whereas the Nokia 3.1 has been released with a starting price of $139 which translates to Rs 9,400. The Nokia 2.1 has been priced at $115 which comes around to Rs 7,400.

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