Top tech news this week: iPhone 15 launch, WhatsApp third-party chats, Honor India comeback and more

  • iPhone 15 series launched globally this week.
  • Honor 90 also launched in India, while Nothing announced the launch date for its new sub-brand.
  • Here’s a look at the top tech news of this week. 

This week featured one of the biggest tech events of the year, the iPhone 15. The days followed with most of the news coverage about the new iPhones. Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 series have also begun with sales scheduled to start on September 22nd. Honor also made its comeback to the Indian smartphone market, while Nothing announced the launch date for its new sub-brand. 

All of this and more as we breakdown the top tech news of the week.

iPhone 15 series debuts

The iPhone 15 series finally debuted after several leaks, speculations and much anticipation. Apple launched the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The new iPhones come with USB-C, brighter displays, faster chipsets, and more RAM. The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models also dawn a new titanium finish, and the A17 Pro chipset. 

Honor 90 India launch

Honor made its reentry into the Indian smartphone market under a new avatar and team. It’s now headed by ex-Realme India head Madhav Sheth. To mark its India comeback, the company launched the Honor 90 smartphone. Starting at Rs 37,999, the Honor 90 comes with a 200MP primary camera, a 50MP front camera, and is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC.

WhatsApp cross-platform messaging

WhatsApp is testing the ability to chat with third-party apps. This will enable cross-platform messaging letting anyone message someone even without a WhatsApp account. WhatsApp is reportedly working on this to comply with the EU’s latest rules for such platforms. There’s no official confirmation yet, and whether WhatsApp will roll this out only in the EU or other markets as well. 

CMF by Nothing

CMF By Nothing launch date announced

CMF By Nothing will launch on September 26th at 2:30 pm IST. At least three products are expected from CMF By Nothing, and these include a smartwatch, TWS earbuds and a GaN charger. The brand has confirmed that these products will be exclusively available via Flipkart and Myntra, and offline via Vijay Sales and select stores.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE series key details leaked

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series soon. A recent leak suggests its RAM and storage variants, and colour options. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE is tipped to come in two variants of 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB, while the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ will come in 8GB + 128GB, and 12GB + 256GB variants. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE series is also tipped to launch in four colour options of Grey, Silver, Light Pink and Light Green.