Tech companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Netgear, Lenovo, and Fastrack, among others, launched new smartphones, headphones, smart glasses, smartwatches and more this week (January 3-9).
DH’s Weekly Gadgets Edition lists the latest top personal tech products to keep you up to date with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.
Lenovo Smart Clock 2
The new device features a soft-touch fabric shell and a 4.0-inch LCD color touchscreen that displays the time, weather, photos with a choice of customizable clock faces. Users can seamlessly set up Google Photos albums through their phone and set them as clock faces and relive precious memories while checking the time.
This smart clock allows users to do more hands-free, set reminders and alarms, get answers, check traffic while getting ready to go out, control other smart devices like TVs, phones, air conditioners, lights, etc., with Google Assistant on the Lenovo Smart Clock 2, all a user needs to do is “ask”.
Inside, it comes with a MediaTek MT8167S processor backed by 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage and has 1.5-inch 3W front speakers and a far-field microphone array.
It’s heather gray in color for Rs 6,999. It goes on sale Jan. 7 from Lenovo.com, Flipkart.com, Reliance Digital, and will later be available in Lenovo’s offline retail channels.
It comes with a 6.58-inch Full HD + (2408 × 1080p) LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and also a slot for triple tray (SIM-1 + SIM-2 + microSD card).
Vivo Y21T includes Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm class with Adreno 610 GPU, 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 128 GB of storage (expandable memory up to 1 TB), Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 11 and a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W type C charger.
It also has a triple camera module – 50MP (with f / 1.8) + 2MP depth camera (f / 2.4) + 2MP macro camera (f / 2.4) with LED flash. On the front it features an 8MP snapper (f / 1.8). It costs Rs 16,490.
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 Tri-Band Router
It supports internet speed up to 7.8Gbps through the 6Ghz band, without interference or clutter.
It comes with 2.5G Ethernet port (with 2Gbps speed support) and supports 8-stream tri-band speed and coverage – with WiFi streams (two 6GHz streams, four 5 GHz streams and two 2.4 GHz streams).
It provides cyber threat protection from hackers and viruses for all devices on the home network with Netgear Armor and users can easily manage content on your children’s devices with Netgear Smart Parental Controls through the Nighthawk app. It costs $ 1,099.99 (around Rs 82,075).
Titan EyeX smart glasses
It features Bluetooth version 5.0 with True-wireless (TWS), open-ear speakers and CVC (Clear Voice Capture) technology ensures clear voice quality with dynamic volume control that adjusts the volume of the phone. audio output depending on the mood.
Open-ear wireless audio does not block or cover the ears, making it possible to hear music while being aware of its surroundings at the same time, making it safer for outdoor use.
Additionally, Titan EyeX is designed to work with voice assistance and has touch controls on the left and right temples for receiving and rejecting calls, controlling music, and clicking a selfie. It comes with a companion phone app (both iOS and Android). Glasses can be customized according to the power of the eyes and may increase the price. The Midnight Black Titan EyeX is available at all Titan Eye + stores and on the official Titan website for Rs 9,999.
Portronics Kronos Y1
It features 1.75 inch HD dynamic display and soft silicone strap. Besides, it has an IP67 rating, which means that users can use it while swimming and following laps. In addition, it can track walking, running and several other sports.
Users can use Kronos Y1 to track heart rate, blood pressure, SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) level, and even sleep patterns to monitor body health.
With support for Bluetooth 5.0, calls on the phone can be redirected to the watch for answering directly from the wrist. Besides, users can view all social media notifications on the smartwatch. It promises to offer up to seven days of autonomy. It costs Rs 3,399.
Fastrack Reflex Tunes 4 and 3 TWS (True Wireless Stereo) series
The new Reflex Tunes 4 TWS model is available in three solid matte colors, has elegant ergonomics and can deliver up to 40 hours of playback. It promises crisp, crisp calls and musical tunes.
It also supports environmental noise cancellation and a 6mm woofer to deliver enhanced and immersive sound. The FT4 comes with an IPX4 sweat resistance rating. It costs Rs 4,495.
The FT3 model is available in four colors: black black, pearl white, rich green and blush rose gold. It comes with the sweat and water resistance rating of IPX6. It houses a 10mm woofer which can provide additional bass boost and can deliver up to 24 hours of playback. It comes with a built-in gaming mode and environmental noise cancellation and promises to deliver an immersive and highly focused gaming experience. It costs Rs 2,995.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
It displays a 6.4-inch Full HD + (2340 x 1080p) dynamic AMOLED display. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sample rate in gaming mode, Eye Comfort Shield with AI-based blue light control, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus shield. on the top and also comes with an IP68 rating. It also has a built-in optical fingerprint sensor and two SIM slots (in some markets), USB Type-C sound, stereo speakers, surround sound with Dolby Atmos and Samsung. Pay with NFC.
Under the hood it comes with Android 12 based One UI 4 operating system, 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage, 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charger , and also supports 15 functions of wireless charging and power sharing. Connectivity features include 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD, 4G 4 × 4 MIMO band, 5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD and 5G 4 × 4 MIMO band.
Samsung offers one of two variants of the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in some markets – one with a 5nm class Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor and another with an Exynos 2100 octa-core chipset.
In addition, it has a tri-camera module: 12 MP main camera (with Dual Pixel AF, OIS: optical image stabilization), f / 1.8) + 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f / 2.2; Field of view: FoV: 123 -degree) + 8MP telephoto lens (f / 2.4, PDAF: phase detection autofocus, OIS, 3X optical zoom, 30X spatial zoom) with LED flash. Up front, it has 32MP (f / 2.2, FOV: 80 degrees).
The company also has some lucrative deals for customers buying the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. They can avail themselves of Galaxy Buds 2 worth Rs 11,999 at a fixed price of Rs 1,999. This benefit will be in addition to a Rs 7,000 upgrade bonus or an instant cashback of Rs 7,000 on cards. debit or HDFC credit, thus providing total benefits of up to Rs 17,000 to consumers.
Xiaomi 11i 5G
Xiaomi 11i is available in two variants: a standard 11i and another Hypercharge 11i. Both devices have the same design language and hardware, but differ only in battery capacity and charging speed.
The standard model houses a 5,160mAh battery with 67W TurboCharge technology and is capable of charging the smartphone up to 50% in 13 minutes. On the other hand, the 11i Hypercharge has a 4,500mAh cell and can be fully powered from zero to 100% in 15 minutes.
Both models come with TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge system certification.
Xiaomi 11i sports a 6.67-inch Full HD + (1080 × 2400p) AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, supports maximum brightness up to 1200 nits and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It would also have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and two SIM card slots.
Inside, it will come with a 6nm class MediaTek Dimensity 920G chipset backed by a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 UFS 3.1 storage (expandable) and a MIUI 12.5 operating system based on Android 11.
As for the photography equipment, it has a triple camera module – main 108MP (with Samsung HM2 sensor) + 120 degree 8MP + 2MP ultra wide-angle tele-macro macro camera (f / 2.4) with LED flash. Up front it says it comes with a 16 MP sensor.
Xiaomi 11i is available in 6GB RAM + 128GB at Rs 24,999 and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – for Rs 26,999. Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge available in two variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – for Rs 26,999 and Rs 28,999.
Vivo V23 Series
Generic model V23 comes with 6.44 inch Full HD + (2400 × 1080p) AMOLED, HDR10 +, 90Hz refresh rate, integrated fingerprint sensor, dual SIM (nano + nano), 6nm MediaTek class Dimensity 920 octa-core chipset, Mali -G68 MC4 GPU, Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12, 8G / 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB / 256 GB storage, triple camera module – 64MP (f / 1.89) + 8MP ( f / 2.2) ultra-wide + 2MP (f /2.4) macro camera with LED flash on the back, a dual camera setup on the front – 50MP (f / 2.0) + 8MP (f / 2.28) camera autofocus sensor Ultra-wide 105 degree with dual tone spot flash, up to 4K video recording at 30 fps and a 4200mAh battery with 44W fast charging.
The top-of-the-line model comes with a better camera, faster processor, and bigger battery.
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