Technology companies including Nokia, Dell, Lenovo and Sony have launched a new range of smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, headphones, related accessories and more this week (September 19-25).
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.
It features an 8-inch HD (1280 x 800) display with IPX2 splash protection and is powered by a 12nm 1.6GHz Unisoc T606 octa-core (Cortex-A55 x 6 + Cortex- A75 x 2 cores), a Mali G57 MP1 GPU, 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 512GB) and runs Android 12 OS.
It also has an 8 MP main camera with LED flash on the back and a 2 MP front camera for selfies and video chats. It packs a 5,250mAh battery with a 10W charger.
The Nokia T10 is available in two Wi-Fi only variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – for Rs 11,799 and Rs 12,799 respectively – in ocean blue colors.
Samsung The Frame Smart TV 2022 Edition
Like its predecessor, it features customizable bezels, Art Mode and Samsung’s proprietary QLED technology to deliver immersive entertainment along with an exquisite selection of local and global artwork.
The new feature is matte display technology that eliminates reflections on the screen, even natural or ambient light, giving the feel of the artwork’s texture a true art gallery experience. This 4K QLED TV features Quantum Dot technology, which promises true-to-life colours, enhanced contrast and good detail with 100 percent color volume for the exceptional picture quality – and users will have to draw the curtains.
It is also equipped with Samsung’s powerful Quantum Processor 4K, 4K AI upscaling capabilities and SpaceFit Sound, which automatically optimizes the sound settings after analyzing the room environment. The motion sensor automatically turns on to display your artwork when users are in the room and turns off when they leave the room to save energy.
In addition, the brightness sensor detects the ambient light and automatically adjusts the brightness and tint of the screen to maintain the original look of the artwork regardless of the lighting in the room. EyeComfort mode automatically adjusts screen brightness and tint based on a built-in light sensor and sunset/sunrise information. If you watch TV at night with EyeComfort mode activated, the amount of blue light will be reduced and your pictures will appear warmer. This can help reduce eye strain while still providing crystal clear images.
With True Dolby Atmos, The Frame TV promises sound output that moves with the action with the Object Tracking Sound feature. It tracks sound from every corner of the TV and is equipped with multi-channel speakers around the screen to track movement, drawing you in close to the action.
It is available in four sizes: 43 inches, 50 inches, 55 inches, 65 inches and 75 inches. For a limited time, consumers who buy The Frame TV will get a free bezel worth up to Rs 7,690. Also the Samsung Galaxy A32 which is valued at Rs 21,490 with a 75-inch model and the Samsung Galaxy A03 which is valued at Rs 9,499 with a 65-inch model. With discount offers, prices start from Rs 51,990.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop
It features an ultra-thin, detachable 13-inch design language. It is powered by 12th generation Intel Core processors. It also features a 4K 11MP high-resolution rear camera and a 1080p 5MP webcam.
The new XPS 13 comes in tablet form factor and comes with an additional XPS magnetic folio case and stylus. When the folio is connected to the device, it turns into a full laptop that supports three angle settings (100 degrees, 112.5 degrees, 125 degrees), making it convenient and flexible for every user. A large keypad and borderless, gridless keyboard that’s fast, efficient, and fluid with every keypress further enhance the experience. The folio is portable and weighs only 560g.
The new XPS 13 also gives users a keyboard case and stylus, making it easy to go from a sleek consumer device to a full-featured laptop while boosting productivity.
The XPS Stylus promises a natural writing and ink experience with its precise pressure sensitivity and tilt function. It also includes a built-in tile feature that helps to call, notify, and locate the pen on a map if it’s lost. It’s also a multifunctional pen with two programmable buttons, Bluetooth connectivity, and a reversible pen that works for both right-handed and left-handed users.
Dell XPS 9315 2-in-1 with 13″ 3K touch display, Intel Core i5-1230U (10 cores), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 11 (a premium support with Advanced Exchange + ADP), Pro bag, folio keyboard, stylus) costs Rs 1,39,990.
The XPS 9315 2-in-1 with Intel Core i7-1250U (10 cores) model costs Rs 1,64,990.
Sony Inzone gaming headphones
The Japanese tech major launched two new wireless headsets, the Inzone H9 (available at Rs 21,990 for a limited time vs MRP Rs 27,990) with 32 hours of battery life and Inzone H7 (available at Rs 15,990 for a limited time vs MRP Rs 21,990) with 40 hours of battery life, along with a wired headset, the Inzone H3 (available for Rs 6,990 limited time vs MRP Rs 9,990).
They are equipped with a flexible, flip-up boom microphone with mute functionality that allows users to effortlessly communicate with squad members in-game.
They also feature Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming, activated by the Inzone Hub PC software, which reproduces two-channel stereo audio signals in 7.1-channel surround sound, as the game’s developers intended. This accurate sound reproduction promotes spatial awareness and allows the player to hear footsteps and movements with precision. The H9 series also supports noise canceling features.
Techno Pop 6 Pro
It features a 6.56-inch HD+ (1600 x 720p) screen with 2.5D curved glass and a peak brightness of 480 nits. It also supports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual SIM slots.
Inside, it houses a 12nm class 2GHz MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core chipset with IMG PowerVR GE class GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB), Android 12 (Go Edition) with HiOS 8.6, 8 MP main camera (f/2.0) with AI-based secondary sensor and dual LED flash on the back, a 5 MP (f/2.0) with LED flash on the front and a 5,000 mAh Battery pack. It’s available in two colors – peaceful blue and polar black – for Rs 6,099.
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen)
It features a 10.61-inch 2K LCD IPS screen (2000 x 1200p) and supports 400 nits of brightness.
It houses a 2.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage (expandable up to 1 TB), Android 12, 8 MP main camera with auto focus on the back, an 8 MP rear camera the front with a fixed focus and a 7,700 mAh battery.
It is available in two colors – frost blue and storm black. And will only be available in Wi-Fi and LTE models – priced at Rs 19,999 and Rs 21,999 respectively.
New Galaxy Z Flip4 Blue variant
Samsung announced the new blue Galaxy Z Flip4 in India. Color aside, it shares the same foldable screen design language as the original model. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor and offers a 10 percent higher battery capacity at 3,700 mAh. With Super-Fast Charging, you can charge up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes. The Galaxy Z Flip4 is equipped with Samsung’s flagship Nightography camera feature, which ensures that your photos and videos are crisp even in low light conditions.
Be sure to read | Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 review: Iterative but retains the stylish appeal
Fitbit Sense 2, Inspire 3, Versa 4 series
Google Fitbit has finally released three new smartwatches – Inspire 3, Versa 4 and Sense 2.
The Inspire 3 is an entry-level fitness tracker. It has a rich color display and offers a battery life of 10 days.
The Versa 4 is a fitness-focused smartwatch. It supports 40 workout modes, real-time stats, built-in GPS and Active Zone Minutes, and premium features like Daily Readiness to help you meet user’s activity goals.
The Sense 2 is said to be the most advanced health-focused smartwatch out of the three. It features a new body response sensor, the first wrist-mounted continuous EDA (cEDA) sensor for all-day stress management, heart health tools like our ECG app and PPG algorithm (both FDA cleared and CE marked), and much more.
The new devices come with a six-month Fitbit Premium subscription. It offers Daily Readiness Score and Sleep Profile, more personalized insights, advanced analytics, and 1,000+ workouts and mindfulness sessions.
And all three – Inspire 3 (Rs 8,999), Versa 4 (Rs 20,499) and Sense 2 (Rs 24,999).
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