Tech companies like Apple, Nothing, and Xiaomi have unveiled new smartphones, iPads, and earbuds this week (October 24-31).
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It features a unique compact cylindrical case inspired by the silhouette of cosmetics. The earbuds have an ergonomic design and have been tested on over 100 people to ensure that the earbuds fit naturally and comfortably in your ear canal without getting in the way. Also, each earbud weighs only 4.4g.
Powered by 12.6mm drivers, it’s big enough for rich depth, clear highs and bold details, yet small enough for a comfortable fit. By using the finest driver magnets on the market and strengthening diaphragms, you can expect a powerful and lifelike sound experience with consistent sound quality at the highest and lowest frequencies.
It also supports Bass Lock Technology, which measures the shape of the user’s unique ear canal and the fit of the earbuds to detect the amount of bass lost during wear. The equalizer curve automatically adjusts to the optimum level for the user, delivering perfectly punchy depth every time.
It also features Clear Voice technology and three high-definition microphones that work with updated algorithms to filter out loud background noise and amplify voice for windproof and crowd-proof calls.
When fully charged, the Ear(stick) promises 7 hours of talk time. Also, the talk time with the earphone is up to 3 hours. The case offers an additional 22 hours of charging. Also supports fast charging. With just 10 minutes of earbuds in the case, you can enjoy up to 2 hours of extended playback.
All device settings and features are integrated directly into your phone (1) for a detailed and seamless experience on your device. Easily customize gesture controls and EQ settings such as low, mid and high frequency levels using Quick Settings. All other Android and iOS devices get full functionality with the new Nothing X app.
Priced at Rs 8,499, it will be available in India on Flipkart and Myntra from November 4th.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Series
It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (1080×2400p) OLED display that supports variable 60Hz/90Hz/120Hz refresh rates and offers up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness. It also has dual SIM slots (nano+nano), a fingerprint sensor on the side, and an IR sensor.
Inside is a 6nm class Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 octa-core CPU, 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Android 12 based MIUI 13 OS. It is installed. , Dual Camera Module – Main 48MP + 2MP depth sensor with LED flash on the back, 8MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery with 33W charger.
Initially available in China, the price starts at 1,199 Yen (approximately Rs 13,647) and comes in three colours: black, blue and white.
Xiaomi has also announced the Redmi Note 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ series. The design and internal specifications other than the camera are almost the same.
It features a 6.67 inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) OLED display with variable refresh rate of 30/60/90/120 Hz and supports 900 nit peak brightness. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual SIM slots (nano+nano), and an infrared sensor.
Also, a 6nm class MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, Android 12 with MIUI 13, 16MP front camera and 5,000 Comes with mAh battery. The Pro model supports a 67W charger and the Pro+ comes with a 120W charger.
The standard Redmi Note 12 Pro features a triple camera module — main 50MP (1/1.56 inch Sony IM766 sensor, OIS, f/1.88) + 8MP 120 degree ultra wide angle camera (f/2.2) + 2MP rear LED Macro camera (f/2.4) with flash.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+, on the other hand, features a triple camera module – main 200MP (1/1.4 inch Samsung HMX sensor, OIS, f/1.65) + 8MP (f/2.2) 120 degree ultra wide angle camera + 2MP with LED flash. Macro camera (f/2.4).
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is priced starting at 1,699 Yen (around Rs 19,337) while the Redmi Note Pro+ starts at 2,199 Yen (around Rs 25,028).
Apple iPad (10th generation) and iPad Pro with M2
Apple unveiled its new line of iPads and iPad Pros earlier this month and are now available for purchase in India.
A typical iPad has a full-view screen with uniform bezels around a premium metallic frame. However, TouchID has been moved to the top edge and doubles as a wake button.
It is equipped with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and promises to offer a beautiful visual experience with a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels, nearly 4 million pixels, 500 nits brightness and True Tone technology.
It’s powered by the A14 Bionic chip, with 20% more CPU and 10% better graphics than the previous version. The new iPad is said to be up to five times faster than his best-selling Android tablet, and users looking to upgrade from a device like the iPad (7th generation) will see overall performance on the new iPad. up to 3x better.
With A14 Bionic’s 16-core Neural Engine, on-device machine learning capabilities are said to be 80% better than previous models. It promises to offer smoother performance while tackling tasks like school projects, editing high-definition videos, and playing graphics-intensive games.
Another notable feature of the 10th generation iPad is Type-C. This is a first for a typical Apple tablet to date. It also promises ultra-fast data transfer and fast charging capabilities. It also supports 5G, which supports internet speeds up to 3.5Gbps.
12MP ultra-wide-angle (f/1.8) front camera on the back with up to 5x digital zoom, smart HDR 3 photos and 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps . On the front, it has a 12MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.4) camera with 2x zoom, Retina flash, and 1080p HD video recording at 25, 30, or 60 fps. It comes in four vibrant colors of blue, pink, white and yellow, with prices starting at Rs 44,900. There are two storage options, 64GB and 256GB, as well as Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi-LTE variants.
The iPad Pro, on the other hand, features a premium metallic case and a stunning mini LED-backlit multi-touch Liquid Retina XDR display with IPS technology that supports 2732×2048 resolution, 264 ppi pixel density and up to 1600 nits peak brightness. increase. There are two sizes, 11.0 inch and 12.9 inch.
Featuring the Apple M2 with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU that are up to 15% faster than the M1, graphics performance is up to 35% faster. The most demanding users. Combining the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second. That’s 40 percent more than the M1, making the iPad Pro even more powerful when handling machine learning tasks. The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth (50% more than the M1) and supports up to 16GB of RAM for even smoother multitasking and handling of large assets. .
The back comes with a dual camera module — 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and 10MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.4) cameras with LiDAR, a brighter True Tone flash, and up to 4K resolution at 30 fps. Supports ProRes video recording. On the front, it has a 12MP TrueDepth camera and supports FaceID and CentreStage for security. This ensures that your face is always in focus and stays centered in the frame during your video call.
As far as battery life is concerned, it can provide up to 10 hours of video playback over Wi-Fi and supports the Apple Pencil 2 stylus, Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.
Screen size, type (Wi-Fi only or 5G cellular + Wi-Fi), storage configuration (128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB) and price range from Rs 81,900 to Rs 2,37,900.
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