Nokia Android TV box is all set to reportedly launch in India soon. Flipkart, which has licensed the Nokia brand for launching television-related products, is now reported to bring a new device to the Indian market sometime in August. Last month, Flipkart launched the Nokia Smart TV 43-inch model with built-in Chromecast and JBL Audio in the Indian market, and the e-commerce giant is now looking to bring the Nokia TV set-top box in August. Apart from the vague launch date, the new report also offers some feature details of the upcoming Nokia TV box.
NokiaPowerUser cites industry sources to claim that a new Nokia TV box is coming to India next month. This Nokia Android TV box by Flipkart will run on the Android TV 9.0 operating system. The report also suggests that the upcoming TV box will offer an output of 1080p resolution and support built-in Chromecast.
Apart from this, the upcoming Nokia TV box will reportedly also support Google Assistant for voice commands and voice-controlled remote features. If this report holds any weight, Flipkart would start teasing the arrival of this new Nokia Android set-top box soon.
So far, Flipkart has launched two Nokia Smart TVs in India, and now it looks to introduce the Android TV box to diversify its portfolio. In December last year, the Nokia Smart TV with a 55-inch 4K UHD screen was launched by Flipkart in India for Rs. Rs. 41,999. The device runs on the Android 9.0 TV operating system, supports JBL audio technology for superior sound quality, and has 24 Watt, multiple speakers. Other key features of the Nokia-branded smart TV include a quad-core processor and 16GB of onboard storage.
In another interesting arrival, LG is reportedly working on new augmented reality (AR) glasses with Japanese telco NTT Docomo. According to a report citing industry sources, the LG AR glasses will feature a lightweight design and are expected to come out next year. The prototype of the LG AR glasses is being developed, and the final product will weigh not more than 80 grams, the report added. The LG AR glasses with the lightweight build will hope to gain an edge over the AR market that mainly comprises bulky AR headsets.
The development was shared by South Korean publication ETNews. According to the report, the South Korean tech giant has been pursuing AR glasses since 2018 as a part of “products that will help the company target next-generation realistic media markets.”
The key features of the LG AR glasses, as well as the name, remain unclear. As more OEMs are adopting 5G technology, AR headsets’ sales are expected to rise in the coming years. The ETNews report further adds that the LG AR glasses will first launch in Japan.