Tech News #82 – October 7, 2020
1. Realme 7i Launched In India.
Realme 7i has been launched in India. Realme 7i runs on Android 10 with Realme UI on top. It features a 6.5″ HD+ (720 x 1600) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
The Realme 7i packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens, a 2MP monochrome sensor, and a 2MP sensor with a macro lens. The front includes a 16MP selfie camera. It also includes a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Realme 7i is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB variant and the 4GB + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. Realme 7i will go on sale starting October 16 and will be available via Flipkart, Realme.com, and offline stores.
2. Realme SLED Smart TV Launched With a 100W Soundbar.
Realme Smart SLED TV has launched in India in a 55-inch size. According to the company, the new smart TV is the world’s first SLED 4K TV that is designed to bring a flagship-level cinematic experience. Alongside the TV, Realme also launched their new 100W soundbar.
Realme 55″ Smart SLED TV
The Realme Smart SLED TV 55-inch runs on Android 9 Pie and features a 4K Ultra HD resolution display. It is also claimed to deliver an NTSC color gamut of up to 108 percent.
The TV is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor paired with Mali-470 MP3 GPU and 16GB of onboard storage. The TV also includes a 24W quad stereo speaker system along with Dolby Audio technology.
For connectivity, it has three HDMI ports, two USB ports, one AV out, one Ethernet port, and a headphone jack. The TV also has Bluetooth v5.0 and Infrared as well as dual-band Wi-Fi support on the part of wireless connectivity.
Realme Smart SLED TV 55-inch is priced at Rs. 39,999 during its first sale. After the first sale, the smart TV will be available for purchase at Rs. 42,999. It will be available for pre-booking through Flipkart and Realme.com starting 12 am on October 16.
Realme 100W Soundbar.
The Realme 100W Soundbar comes with two full-range 15W speakers and two 15W tweeters that bring a total output of 60W. There is also the 40W subwoofer that has a 50Hz to 24KHz low-frequency enhancement.
For connectivity, the soundbar comes with an optical audio port, coaxial port, HDMI (ARC) port, Aux in, and USB port as well as Bluetooth v5.0.
The Realme 100W Soundbar is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will go on sale from October 16 through Amazon, Flipkart, and the Realme.com website.
3. Redmi Earbuds 2c And Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones Launched.
Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones.
The Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones have 9.2mm dynamic drivers and dual-mic for Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) for better call quality. The earphones are rated for IPX4 sweat and splash-proof. It comes with Bluetooth v5.0 for connectivity and also has a dual-pairing feature.
The wireless earphones come with a 120mAh battery that provides up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. the earphones take approximately 2 hours to charge and the standby time is rated for 200 hours.
The new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones are priced at Rs. 1,299 in India, however, for a limited period the earphones will be sold at a promotion price of Rs. 999. They have been launched in Black and Blue color options. The earphones are available to purchase right now.
Redmi Earbuds 2c.
The Redmi Earbuds 2c TWS offers up to 4 hours of battery life and up to 12 hours of playback with the charging case. The charging case packs a 300mAh battery inside it. The earphones take approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge and offer a standby time of 150 hours.
The Redmi Earbuds 2c supports Bluetooth v5.0 as well. There is improved DSP ENC offered on the Redmi Earbuds 2c for better call quality. The Redmi Earbuds 2C are also IPX4 sweat and splash-proof.
The Redmi Earbuds 2c are priced at Rs. 1,299 for a limited period of time. After the limited time period, the earbuds will be available for purchase at Rs. 1,499. The Redmi Earbuds 2c are available to purchase through Amazon.in, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and other partnered retail outlets.
4. Realme Buds Air Pro, Buds Wireless Pro, Smart Cam 360, N1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush, And Power Bank 2 Launched.
All the three products will go on sale starting October 16 at midnight via Flipkart and Realme.com.
Realme Buds Wireless Pro.
Realme Buds Wireless Pro features 13.6mm dynamic drivers with up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge. It also features active noise cancellation, transparency mode, low latency mode, and fast charging.
Realme Buds Wireless Pro also comes with IPX4 water resistance and support for the LDAC Bluetooth codec.
The Realme Buds Wireless pro earphones are priced at Rs. 2,999 for a limited time and will be available at Rs. 3,999 after the offer.
Realme Buds Air Pro.
Realme Buds Air Pro features 10mm dynamic drivers, IPX4 water resistance, and up to 25 hours of battery life with the case.
Thanks to the dual-microphone system, the Buds Air Pro brings support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) in the budget segment.
Realme Buds Air Pro will be available for Rs. 4,499 for the festive season and after the limited time period, the earphones will be available for purchase at Rs. 4,999. The Realme Buds Air Pro will go on sale on October 16 on Realme.com and Flipkart.
Realme Smart Cam 360.
Realme Smart Cam 360 comes with 1080p FHD video recording support. It also has a mechanical gimbal that allows for 360-degree panoramic footage for eliminating a potential blind spot.
It supports AI motion detection for real-time alerts, Night vision mode, and a two-way voice talk for remote calls.
Realme Smart Cam 360 is priced at Rs. 2,999 in India.
Realme N1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush.
The Realme N1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush comes with a 20,000 revolutions per minute high-frequency sonic motor and DuPont 99.99 percent anti-bacterial bristles.
It packs an 800mAh battery and the company claims that the battery can last up to 130 days. A 5-minute charge gives 9 days of battery life. It comes with an IPX7 rating as well.
The Realme N1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush is priced at Rs. 799.
Realme Power Bank 2 (20000mAh).
As the title suggests, the Realme Power Bank 2 has a battery capacity of 20000mAh. It comes with two USB ports and one USB Type-C port. It supports 18W quick charging with all three ports.
You get temperature protection, battery overcharge protection, under and over-voltage protection, surge protection, and more.
The Realme 20000mAh Power Bank 2 is priced at Rs. 1,599.
5. Bose QC Earbuds, Bose Sport Earbuds, And Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses Launched in India.
Bose QC Earbuds.
The Bose QC Earbuds use Bluetooth 5.1 for connectivity. These support SPC and AAC codecs and come with a total of four microphones. The battery is said to last up to 6 hours on a single charge, and the earbuds take 2 hours to completely charge with the case taking 3 hours to completely charge.
They also support quick charging. The case supports Qi wireless charging as well as wired charging via a USB Type-C port. You also get touch controls with the Bose QC Earbuds.
The Bose QC Earbuds are priced at Rs. 26,990 and are offered in Soapstone and Triple Black color options.
Bose Sport Earbuds.
The Sport Earbuds by Bose provide up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge and up to 10 hours of additional playback time with the charging case. For connectivity, they feature Bluetooth 5.1 and also feature an IPX4 rating.
There are touch controls to pause, play music, answer calls, and access voice assistant. They also come with new soft-silicone StayHear Max tips. Like the Bose QC Earbuds, these also work with the Bose Music app.
The Bose Sport Earbuds are priced at Rs. 17,990 and come in Baltic Blue, Glacier White, and Triple Black color variants.
Bose Frames Tempo, Tenor And Soprano.
The Frames Tempo are powered by 22mm drivers and are sweat, weather, scratch, and shatter-resistant. They have a claimed battery life of up to eight hours.
The Frames Tenor and Frames Soprano are powered by two 16mm drivers and are scratch and shatter-resistant. They also feature a Volume-optimized EQ that Bose says keeps the low and high ends in check without distortion. The Bose Frames Tenor and Frames Soprano have integrated touch controls as well.
The Bose Frames Tempo, Frames Soprano, and the Frames Tenor are priced at Rs. 21,900. The interchangeable lenses for the Frames Tempo are priced at Rs. 2,990. The interchangeable lenses for the Frames Tenor and Frames Soprano are priced at Rs. 1,990 for the Faded ones and Rs. 2,990 for the Blue Mirror, Rose Mirror, and Silver Mirror options.
The two earbuds are up for pre-orders in the country and will go on sale starting October 13 via Bose Premium stores, wholesale partner stores, and e-commerce partners. The Frames will also go on sale starting October 13 and are currently up for pre-orders.
1. OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100 are tipped to launch by the end of October.
2. Realme 7 Pro Sun Kissed Leather Edition launched in India at Rs. 19,999 for the 6GB + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage option. The Realme 7 Pro Sun Kissed Leather Edition will go on sale in India on October 16.
3. Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 expected to launch in India next week alongside the Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G.
4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor is expected to launch on 1st December.
5. Vivo V20 to launch in India on October 13 under Rs. 30,000.