Tech companies like Apple, Nothing, and Xiaomi launched a new lineup of smartphones, iPads, and headphones this week (October 24-31).
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Nothing Ear (stick)
It features a unique compact cylindrical case inspired by cosmetic silhouettes. The earpiece is ergonomically designed and has been tested on over 100 people, to ensure the earphones sit less intrusively in the ear canal for a naturally comfortable fit. And each earbud weighs just 4.4g.
It features a 12.6mm driver, large enough to deliver rich depths, clear highs and bold details, while still being small enough for a comfortable fit. By using the highest quality driver magnets on the market and strengthening the diaphragm, sound quality is expected to remain consistent even at the highest and lowest frequencies for a powerful and lifelike sound experience.
It also supports Bass Lock technology, which can measure the unique shape of the user’s ear canal and the fit of the headphones, and detect how much bass is lost during use. The equalizer curve automatically adjusts to the optimal level for the user, delivering perfectly punchy depths every time.
And it features Clear Voice technology and three high-definition microphones, which work together with updated algorithms to filter out the loudest background noises, amplifying your voice for calls that are windproof and crowdproof.
On a full charge, Ear(stick) promises to deliver seven hours of talk time. And, up to 3 hours of talk time with the headset. The case holds another 22 hours of charge. It also supports fast charging. With just 10 minutes in the case, the headphones can provide up to two hours of additional listening time.
All device settings and features are directly integrated into the phone (1) for a seamless experience in device details. Effortlessly customize gesture controls and equalizer settings, such as low, mid, and high frequency levels, through quick settings. For all other Android and iOS devices, all features are available in the new Nothing X app.
It costs Rs 8499 and will be available on Flipkart and Myntra from November 4 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Series
It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (1080 × 2400p) OLED display that supports 60Hz/90Hz/120Hz variable refresh rate and offers up to 1200 nits peak brightness. It also comes with two SIM slots (nano+nano), a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and an IR sensor.
Inside, it houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 octa-core 6nm class CPU, 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, MIUI 13 based OS. on Android 12, dual camera module: 48 MP + 2 MP main depth sensor with LED flash on the back, an 8 MP front camera and a 5000 mAh battery with a 33 W charger.
Initially, it will be available in China with prices starting at 1,199 yen (approximately Rs 13,647) and comes in three colors: black, blue and white.
Xiaomi also introduced the Redmi Note 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ series. Except for the camera, they have almost the same design and internal specifications.
They come with a 6.67-inch FHD+ (1080 × 2400 pixels) OLED display with variable refresh rate of 30/60/90/120 Hz, which supports a maximum brightness of 900 nits. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, two SIM slots (nano+nano), and an infrared sensor.
They also come with 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 a 5,000mAh battery. mah 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: 50 MP main (with 1/1.56-inch Sony IM766 sensor, OIS, f/1.88) + 8 MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2) + 2 MP macro camera (f/2.4) with LED flash on the rear.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has a triple camera module – 200MP main (1/1.4-inch Samsung HMX sensor, OIS, f/1.65) + 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle camera (f /2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera with LED flash.
The price of the Redmi Note 12 Pro starts at 1,699 yen (about Rs 19,337) and the Redmi Note Pro+ at 2,199 yen (about Rs 25,028).
Apple iPad (10th generation) and iPad Pro with M2
Apple earlier this month introduced the new iPad and iPad Pro lineup and they are now available for purchase in India.
The generic iPad sports a full-view display with a smooth bezel around the premium metal frame. However, TouchID is moved to the top edge, which also doubles as the wake button.
It has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display that promises to deliver a beautiful visual experience with a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels, nearly 4 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and True Tone technology.
It is powered by the A14 Bionic chip which promises a 20 percent increase in CPU and a 10 percent improvement in graphics over the previous iteration. The new iPad is said to be up to 5x faster than the best-selling Android tablet and users looking to upgrade from a device like the iPad (7th generation), will see up to a 3x improvement in overall performance with the new iPad. .
With 16-core Neural Engine in A14 Bionic, the machine learning ability in the device is said to be 80 percent better than the previous model. It promises to deliver smoother performance when working on tasks like a school project, editing a high-resolution video, or playing a graphics-intensive game.
Another notable aspect of the iPad 10th gen is Type-C, a first for generic Apple tablets to date. It promises super fast data transfer and faster charging capabilities too. Additionally, it is 5G compatible with support for internet speed of up to 3.5 Gbps.
It features a 12MP ultra-wide (f/1.8) front-facing camera on the back with up to 5X digital zoom, Smart HDR 3 photos, and 4K video recording at 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, or 60fps. On the front, it features a 12MP Ultra Wide (f/2.4) camera with 2X zoom, retina flash, and 1080p HD video recording at 25fps, 30fps, or 60fps. It comes in four vibrant colors, blue, pink, white and yellow, with prices starting at Rs 44,900. It comes in two storage options: 64GB and 256GB and also Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi-LTE variants.
The iPad Pro, on the other hand, features a premium metal casing and a gorgeous mini-LED-backlit, multi-touch Liquid Retina XDR display with IPS technology with 2732×2048 resolution, 264 ppi pixel density, and support for up to 1600 nits peak brightness. They come in two sizes: 11.0 inches and 12.9 inches.
It is powered by the Apple M2, which features an 8-core CPU that is up to 15% faster than the M1, with advances in both performance and core efficiency, and a 10-core GPU that delivers superior graphics performance. up to 35% faster for the most demanding users. Combined with the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second, 40% more than M1, making iPad Pro even more powerful at handling computing tasks. machine learning. The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth (50% more than the M1) and supports up to 16GB of RAM, making multitasking and working with large assets even smoother. .
It comes with a dual-camera module on the back: 12 MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and 10 MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.4) cameras with LiDAR and True Tone flash plus brightness and video recording support ProRes up to 4K at 30fps. On the front, it features a 12MP TrueDepth camera and supports FaceID for security and CentreStage, ensuring the user’s face is in focus at all times and stays in the center of the frame during a video call.
When it comes to battery life, it can offer up to 10 hours of video playback on Wi-Fi and is compatible with Apple Pencil 2 stylus, Magic Keyboard, and Smart Keyboard Folio.
screen size, type (Wi-Fi only or cellular 5G + Wi-Fi), and storage configurations (128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB), its price ranges from Rs 81,900 to Rs 2,37,900.
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