TechLatest Weekly News Roundup: GTA V, Pixel 5, TikTok Rating, Pop-up Speaker Phone and Many More

Weekly News Roundup
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TechLatest weekly news roundup, in this article we will discuss all the important and exciting announcement happened this week, this article will be the collection of all the most popular and hottest announcement, leaks, rumors, and launches of last week in the tech industry. If you want to have a quick tour through the week so this article is only for you, this will give you a quick review of major changes that take place in the Tech world within a week.


This week we experienced a different kind of happenings, announcements. In the initial day of the week, we got to know that the GTA V online server is facing a huge outage due to the giveaway of the game by Epic Game Store, which was followed by the pricing of Pixel 4a and 5 that was leaked by an internal survey of Google, afterwards we saw a huge deceased rating of TikTok in the Goolge Play Store and more other exciting news.

So, let’s have a quick tour of TechLatest weekly news roundup:

TechLatest Weekly News Roundup

The Giveaway GTA V by Epic Store Caused GTA V Play Online Server Outage

TechLatest weekly news roundup

A few days back, Epic Game Store started the Giveaway of GTA V which results in GTA V play online server outage. It was quite surprising news that GTA V is available for free as it is an immense game with a substantial number of users. But with this giveaway, Rockstar’s server got blackout due to excessive player volume. However, Rockstar said that they are “actively working” to resolve all the issues, till then company requested users to avoid playing GTA V online and companies game launcher on your system.

Google Survey Leaks Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 Prices

It is surprising to know that Pixel 5 costs lesser than Pixel 4 whose starting price was $799 / £669 / AU$1,049. An Official Google Survey hints that Pixel 4a costs lesser than its Predecessor, it is claimed that it can cost around $349 and Pixel 5 at $699. This news was revealed by a screenshot uploaded by a Reddit user, the user claimed that he received the information from Google’s survey. Though we can’t confirm the actual prices yet, we can infer that Google is trying to understand whether people will choose a cheaper phone or a more expensive one. Would they like to pay extra for the Pixel 5 or would they choose the affordable phone Pixel 4a?

TechLatest weekly news roundup

TechLatest weekly news roundup

TikTok Rating Drops to 1.3 on Google Play Store

This was another appalling news for the world, as TikTok the world’s most popular app’s rating suddenly dropped from 4.5 to 1.3 in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store too. This sudden drop in the rating is due to some trending viral hashtags over Twitter including #BanTikTokIndia, #JusticeForCarry, #tiktokexposed, and #tiktokdown. Indian Youtuber and other people want to ban the app throughout the country because some TikTok’ers with millions of followers in the app were posting offensive content, which supports Acid Attack, Rape, and many more.

Sony Files a Patent for Xperia Phone with Pop-up Camera and Speaker

Last week some new talks suggest that Sony has filed a patent for Xperia phone with Pop-up camera and speaker. This patent was first spotted by LetsGoDigital and said that the new smartphone will have three modes that will be a standard mode, pop-up mode, and pop-down mode. The patent was filed in late 2018 and it got approved and published in the database of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) a few days back. According to the patent, the smartphone has very thin bezels and a flat sharp display.

TechLatest weekly news roundup
TechLatest weekly news roundup

Here’s What Renders Say about Samsung Galaxy Note 20

This is another news queued in TechLatest weekly news roundup, the Unofficial Galaxy Note 20 renders have at last made it online, demonstrating us the possible design of the smaller variant of Samsung’s up and coming lead. The Galaxy Note 20 is like the Galaxy S20, including how the back cameras are placed in a rectangular protruding section of glass. The cameras incorporate the top of the line periscope long range focal point that Samsung presented on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, however, this is the primary red flag showing that the renders aren’t precise.

Mi Band 5 Rumored to Have Amazon Alexa Support, SpO2 Sensor and More

Here, we are with last latest and hottest rumor of this Techlatest weekly news roundup. It is rumored that Mi Band 5 will be launch soon, at least in China, this news was spotted on a Taiwanese certification site and other information about the tracker has been leaked by people on Tizen Help. It is said that this band will support Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and with this, Mi Band 5 will be the first band to get the support of a keen voice assistant outside of China. The Band comprises some new features such as blood oxygen tracking (SpO2) and menstrual cycle but has one disappointing highlight.

TechLatest weekly news roundup

Here, in TechLatest Weekly News Roundup, we have seen all the important announcement happened last week in the tech industry. This is a unique method to have a quick look at all the latest announcements happening in the tech world.

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