Gadgets Weekly: Lenovo Tab M9, Nokia C32 and more

Technology companies including Lenovo, iQOO, Dell, Nikon, Garmin and Nokia launched new phones, tablets, cameras, computers and more this week (May 22-28).

DH’s Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest personal technology products to keep you up to date with everything that’s happening in the consumer electronics world.

LenovoTab M9
It has a metal-based body and features a 9-inch HD IPS LCD display (1340 x 800p) on the front, supports a peak brightness of up to 400 nits, is TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (software solution) certified and comes with anti-blue light technology. fingerprint coating.

The Lenovo Tab M9 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable + 128GB-2TB storage), an 8MP rear camera and Equipped with a 2 MP front camera and supports Nano SIM for 4G LTE connectivity.

Lenovo Tab M9 series. Photo credit: Lenovo India

It should be noted that the device runs on the old Android 12 operating system and is equipped with a 5,100 mAh battery.

It will come in four flavors: LTE (4GB RAM + 64GB storage), LTE (3GB RAM + 32GB storage), WiFi only (4GB RAM + 64GB storage), and WiFi only (3GB RAM + 64GB storage). GB memory). ) with prices starting at 12,999.

Nokia C32
HMD Global launched a new budget smartphone, the Nokia C32, earlier this week. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ (1600×720p) with V-notch design. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a tray with three slots (two for nano SIMs and one for microSD card), a 3.5mm audio jack, supports FM radio and the device has IP52 certification for Dust and splash water protection.

Nokia C32. Photo credit: HMD Global

It has a 1.6 GHz Unisoc 9863A1 octa-core processor, Android 13, 4 GB RAM with 64 GB/128 GB storage (expandable up to 256 GB), a dual camera module – 50 MP + 2 MP Macro sensor with LED flash on the back, an 8 MP front camera and a 5000 mAh battery with 10 W charging capacity.

It comes in three colors: Beach Pin, Brezzy Mint, and Charcoal Black. It will be available in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB – for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,499 respectively.

Dell’s new XPS laptops
The XPS 15 features a 15.6-inch 3.5K OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It features large keycaps with less mesh and a huge 151 x 90 touchpad to provide a comfortable typing and navigation experience; The four-speaker design enhances the audio experience with two primary upward-firing speakers and two traditional speakers in the base.

The Waves Nx speakers make users feel like they’re right in the middle of the action as sounds pop out of the system and expand to create a 3D soundscape.

It houses the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 GPU and features an advanced thermal design with dual fans, heat pipes, and hidden exhaust vents for improved airflow. It supports storage capacities up to 1TB, up to 32GB of DDR5 memory and a full SD card slot for seamless file transfers. The XPS 15 9530 starts at Rs. 2,49,990

Dell XPS 17 (top left), XPS 15 (top right) and XPS 13 Plus (bottom). Photo credit: Dell

On the other hand, the XPS 17 has a 17-inch display with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.17 percent. It supports up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, 32GB DDR5 memory and integrated Dell performance applications.

The XPS 17 also features a unique thermal design where the innovatively designed dual opposed exhaust fan can increase fan airflow by approximately 30 percent and direct cooling airflow in both directions, resulting in more overall airflow and improved skin temperatures. The XPS 17 9730 starts at Rs. 2,99,990

The new XPS 13 Plus features a 13-inch 4K+ display. It supports a capacitive touch feature suite, a seamless glass touchpad with haptics, and a zero-grid keyboard. Weighing just over 1kg, it promises great performance in a thin and light form factor. The XPS 13 Plus 9320 starts at Rs 1,99,990

iQOO Z7s
It features a 6.38-inch Full HD+ AMOLED (2400 x 1080p) screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and supports a peak brightness of up to 1300 nits. It also has a hybrid dual SIM tray (1 nano SIM + nano SIM or microSD card), an in-display fingerprint sensor; The screen comes with Schott Xensation glass protection and the device has IP54 certification for dust and splash resistance.

iQOO Z7s. Photo credit: iQOO India

Inside, it houses an 8nm-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor, Adreno 619L GPU, Android 13-based Funtouch OS 13, 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable to up to 1 TB), a dual camera module – 64 MP (with ISOCELL GW3 sensor, f/1.79) + 2 MP depth sensor (with f/2.4) with LED flash, supports 4K video recording with 30 frames per second, a 16 MP (f/2.0) on the front and a 4,500 mAh battery with a 44 W charger.

It is available in two colors, Norway Blue and Pacific Night. It will be available from June 1 in two variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – priced at Rs 18,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively.

Nikon Z8
The Nikon Z 8 has a compact form factor for portability and top-notch AI-enabled features that promise a good photography experience.

It supports high-speed image capture and can record up to 125 minutes in 4K UHD/60 fps (frames per second) and up to around 90 minutes in 8K UHD/30 fps.

Nikon Z8 camera. Photo credit: Nikon India

It features a new HLG (HEIF) format for 10-bit still images, high-resolution zoom, skin softening, balanced portrait impressions, and an improved AI autofocus algorithm. The Nikon Z 8 camera is priced at Rs. 3,43,995 and will be available in Nikon stores across India from May 25th.

HP laser printers
The new printers feature Wi-Fi Direct for easy and seamless connectivity, enabling convenient mobile printing without the need for an internet connection.

They support a print speed of up to 20 pages per minute with a processor speed of 600 MHz for MFP and 400 MHz for SFP.

HP laser printers. Photo credit: HP

The 1188fnw has a 40-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) so you can print, scan, copy and fax hands-free.

The HP Laser 1008 series starts at Rs 14,205, the MFP 1188 series starts at Rs 20,344 and the HP Laser MFP 1188FNW series starts at Rs 26,581.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics card
It features redesigned compute units with unified ray tracing and AI accelerators, second-generation AMD Infinity Cache technology, and RDNA 3 offers exceptional performance, graphics, and power efficiency.

It features upgraded AMD encoders that promise improved visual quality when streaming and recording. AMD AI and content-adaptive machine learning technology have also been integrated into the AMD Media Framework to enable better-looking and sharper text when streaming at low bitrates and resolutions.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics card. Photo credit: AMD

It also features AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), an upscaling technology that delivers crisp, high-resolution image quality while boosting frame rates in supported games.

It supports DisplayPort 2.1 on select models and HDMI 2.1a displays for ultra-high resolutions and high refresh rates for gaming and content creation workloads. It costs $269.

Epson Perfection V39II flatbed document and photo scanner
It has a built-in stand so users can scan in an upright position regardless of space constraints.

The V39II is equipped with Epson’s ReadyScan LED technology, which starts the scanning process immediately with no warm-up time. It features an environmentally friendly, mercury-free LED light source with low heat dissipation and low power consumption, allowing users to be energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Epson Perfection V39II flatbed document and photo scanner. Photo credit: Epson

Users can connect the scanner to their PC with a single USB cable to start scanning. Users can also turn on the Epson Perfection V39II scanner using their laptop’s USB port. It costs 6,999 rupees at authorized Epson partner stores.

Belkin SOUNDFORM Mini Kids Wireless On-Ear Headphones
It’s said to come with a soft, adjustable headband and smaller cushion cups for a better fit than regular headphones. Plus, it can withstand spills and accidental drops.

Additionally, the most interesting aspect of these headphones is that the company has set a volume limit of 85 decibels to protect children’s ears from long-term hearing problems.

Belkin Soundform Mini Wireless On-Ear Headphones. Photo credit: Belkin

It’s equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of 10m/30ft, so kids can stay connected to their devices even if they move around while listening. Additionally, the retail box also features a 4ft 3.5mm aux port and the included cable provides the ability to connect directly to devices if required. It costs 3,999 rupees.

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar Watch series
Instinct 2X Solar has an integrated LED flashlight with adjustable intensity. Whether you’re setting up camp or running in low light, you can choose between red or adjustable white light to improve visibility and situational awareness. In strobe mode, the light adapts to your running cadence, alternating between white and red to ensure you’re seen and can continue your activity safely

On the other hand, the Instinct 2X Solar – Tactical Edition features a multi-LED flashlight that offers both white and dedicated green lighting options. The inclusion of green light is particularly beneficial as it helps users maintain their natural night vision during night operations.

Both are water resistant to 10 ATM and feature a scratch resistant Power Glass lens. The solar charging function ensures unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode, perfect for longer adventures. They have undergone rigorous testing to US military standards (MIL-STD-810) to ensure they perform in extreme cold and hot temperatures.

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar series. Photo credit: Garmin India

The new Garmin watches allow users to track body data 24/7 with health and wellness tracking, including wrist-based heart rate, advanced sleep monitoring, respiration tracking, pulse oximeters and more.

They have built-in sports apps to track running, cycling, swimming, strength training and more, as well as VO2max and other training features.

Garmin Firstbeat Analytics technology provides users with deeper insights into overall health, training and recovery through sleep heart rate variability.

New multi-band GNSS support provides improved position accuracy. Users can navigate outdoors with built-in sensors for a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter.

Users can retrace the path with TracBack route guidance to return to the starting point and reference point markers of a known location relative to their location.

Depending on the variant, the price of the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar series ranges from 33,490 to 55,990 rupees.

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