The Realme Watch 2 launches with 90 exercise modes, up to 12 days of battery life and a SpO2 sensor

The Realme Watch 2 comes pre-loaded with multiple watch faces and is IP68 certified. (Image source: Realme)
The Realme Watch 2

The Realme have been a officially unveiled it is latest budget smartwatch, the Realme Watch 2. A device contains some significant improvements compared to its predecessor, such as the many more of exercise modes and a larger battery. The Realme Watch 2 costs ~US$56 and is IP68 certified.

Realme have been the announced the Watch 2, its latest budget smartwatch. As expected, the Realme Watch 2 has a 1.4-inch display, a 305 mAh battery and is IP68 certified. According to Realme, the display had been a 323 PPI pixel density, a 600 nit peak brightness and a 320 x 320 resolution. We should stress that the display have been a thick bezels, which is something that Realme appears to downplay in its marketing materials.

Meanwhile, its 305 mAh battery should last up to 12 days between charges. Additionally, Realme have been a pre-loaded its latest smartwatch with 90 exercise modes, more than six times the volume that it included in it is predecessor. However, the company will be a only enable all these exercise of the modes in an OTA update. Unsurprisingly, Realme has also equipped the Watch 2 with a 24/7 heart rate monitor, although it’s unclear how this will affect battery life. There is a SpO2 sensor too, which is uncommon for a smartwatch at this price.

A Realme have been not confirmed if it plans to launch the Watch 2 internationally, but it have confirmed that the device will retail for MYR 229 (~US$56) in Malaysia. The Realme Watch 2 is compatible with Android and iOS devices via the Realme Link app, for reference.

Review:- OnePlus Watch doesn’t just settle, it demands you do too

Smartwatchs for Android are a tough subject. Wear OS works, but it have been a lot of flaws. Samsung Tizen-based smartwatch are great, but they are also pretty expensive and work best on Samsung’s own smartphones. Fitbit smartwatches are excellent for fitness, but not so amazing for smart features. That are why there was a lot of excitement for OnePlus to debut it is own smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch. The final product, though, is not what most people wanted, and after using it for nearly two weeks, it is hard to express just how disappointed I am in the OnePlus Watch.

HARDWARE:-

Alright, so let’s not start on a downer. The hardware of the first OnePlus smartwatch is by far the biggest highlight. Aside from one potential deal breaker, it is really nails the basics.

The chassis it-self is made from stainless steel, a premium material that you absolutely will be not find on any other smartwatch even close to this price range. The original Galaxy Watch Active is the closest comparison and, at $199, it is aluminum. The craftsmanship of the OnePlus Watch is genuinely nice with its slim body and tactile buttons. That are to taken down a bit by the plastic belly, but that’s far from a problem in my eyes.

Good news on the hardware front does not stop there, either. The included silicone band is very comfortable, and thanks to the use of 22mm spring pins, you can easily swap for a different strap if you want something else. The display is also a win with a bright panel and excellent 2.5D glass that feels really smooth to the touch. The display’s bezels are not super small, but there’s a neat CD-like pattern to add a bit of flare. It is a really nice and well-executed design overall.

The only big flaw of the design is just that this watch is pretty big. At 46mm it is hitting the top end of most other wearables out there, which is a disservice to anyone with less than a large wrist. I like to think that my wrist is not small, but is not huge either. I will be generally fallen into the camp of wanting a wearable around 44mm, give or take. For me, that means the Watch feels comfortable on my wrist, but it is far too big for, say, my wife to wear. Thus an issue OnePlus can fix in future iterations, and it is a problem that other first-generation smartwatches were plagued with too. However, the OnePlus Watch is coming out at a time where it could benefit from the better part of a decade of other companies making mistakes and figuring out what works in modern smartwatches, so the excuse of this being first-generation hardware feels a bit hollow.

That flaw extends to the band as well. It is a comfortable as mentioned, but if you want to shorter strap you need to ask OnePlus to send you one in a separate shipment.

Another arguably minor point I took issue with is the vibration motor. It is very weak and really easy to miss. Often it will be buzz and I won’t even notice. One morning, the OnePlus 9 Pro that the OnePlus Watch was paired to finished up a system update and proceeded to sync an entire night’s worth of notifications at once. It took a couple of seconds for me to recognize that the watch was buzzing to tell me about those notifications arriving. As it is stand today, there are no way to boost the strength of haptic feedback.

SOFTWARE :-

From the time the brand debuted in 2013 until the past couple of years, OnePlus was widely regarded as among the best when it is came to software on smartphones. OxygenOS was always clean and fast, quick to updates, and made sensible choices when it came to custom apps and features.

The OnePlus Watch does not use Android, Wear OS, or any other established platform for its software. Rather, it that uses a customized Real-Time OS, a similar backbone to what you are find on Fitbit, Amazfit, and other wearables in this category. With the many missteps Google has made with Wear OS, that seemed like a decent idea with a lot of potential. That did not work out.

The first thing that comes to mind with the software on the OnePlus Watch is unfinished, closely followed by sloppy. Let’s start with the design. As we detailed earlier this month, OnePlus opted to essentially clone the design of Google’s Wear OS, just stripping that design of a lot of animations and small perks. On the bright side, that means navigation is easy to understand, as regardless of how you feel about Wear OS, navigation is one thing Google absolutely got right with the platform.

On the other hand, what OnePlus have been created is a poor copy that it is scrambling to turn into something competitive. Notifications, for example, all looked identical at a glance with white text on a black background and the same generic bell icon. Minor, but frustrating especially when this is something nearly every other smartwatch does right. Just before this review was published, though, OnePlus did release an update to add different app icons and, sure enough, they’re different and it is a big improvement.

As mentioned, a lot of the software is also just grossly unfinished in ways that really made me scratch my head. 

Perhaps one of the most outstanding failures here is the inability to create a proper digital clock. You’d think such a simple and core part of a smartwatch wouldn’t be neglected, yet that’s exactly what’s happened. Until a new software update arrives at some point, the OnePlus Watch can’t show the time in a 12-hour format, which is widely used across the United States and India, two primary markets where the Watch is being sold. 

Speaking of not optimizing for core markets, there’s a lot of abbreviated English in the software. In many instances, “Please” is substituted for “Pls” including one hilarious notification. When you reach your daily step goal, the watch says that “Your step is up to standard. Pls keep it up.” This isn’t so much a functional issue as it is lack of attention to detail and a rushed overall final product. OnePlus could have and should have done better.

Another place this is evident is in sleep tracking, a pretty key feature for a watch that advertises up to two weeks on a single charge. Sleep tracking in itself seems to work, as the numbers it recorded for me are roughly the same as what I see from the new Nest Hub’s Soli-based tracking. I didn’t directly compare it to Fitbit, but the numbers are in the same ballpark with the exception of time spent “awake,” where Fitbit notoriously tends to count higher than the competition. What’s the problem, then? None of this data leaves the watch. There’s an entire section of the OnePlus Health app that’s designed to house sleep data but at press time it just doesn’t. OnePlus tells us a fix for this is coming in “mid-April” (in other words, last week) but it’s flabbergasting that the watch has gone on sale with this core function completely broken and utterly useless as a result.

There’s another portion of the health app that’s also broken. The workout tab has a Google Maps-powered map to show your run paths, but it just never loads. Frustrating! Another annoyance is that the watch is only launching with a fraction of the 110 workout modes that OnePlus promised, the rest of which are set to arrive sometime in May.

You may have noticed a pattern through much of this. OnePlus is relying on future software updates to fix a lot of the problems that reviewers and early users have pointed out. Well, those updates are going to be a pain, frankly. I installed two software updates during my time using the OnePlus Watch and both took the better part of an hour to fully install. The first also changed my system language from English to Chinese, though the second thankfully did not. For a sleep and activity tracking machine, that’s not great. It’s an experience I noticed on my Fitbit Versa 3 when it was installing an update over Bluetooth as well, but Fitbit at least provides the option to use Wi-Fi to download the update on the watch itself. OnePlus does not, despite having the needed hardware to do so.

Slow Bluetooth transfer times also affect another advertised feature of this watch, music. You get 2GB of storage for music files to play natively on your OnePlus Watch, but you have to transfer them from the phone, which can take quite a bit of time to do, especially for larger files. I have a feeling this will be an underused part of the watch anyway, though, given that it only works with MP3s, a strange choice in the era of Spotify, Apple Music, and others. I’m not sure about you, but I haven’t used an MP3 file for my music in easily five years.

Notably, the music app on the watch can control the music playing on your phone, but you’ll need to manually change the app to control the phone instead of controlling music playback on the watch.

I could go on with minor nitpicks about the software on OnePlus Watch, but I think my point has been made. OnePlus hasn’t spent nearly enough time putting together this software, and it feels like a product in its early stages of development. It’s amazing that this product has been announced given the state of the software, much more so that it’s actually shipping to customers.

To close out this section, though, I’ve got to address the bigger issue at play. OnePlus is responsible for fixing all of the flaws here because third-party developers literally can’t put apps on this product. There’s no store for apps or watchfaces at all. Most users won’t be hurt by the lack of watchfaces, as with the 50 that are included, there’s pretty much something for every style, but the lack of third-party apps hurts a lot. I don’t use a lot of apps on my Fitbit or Wear OS watches in general, but nearly all of the ones I do use are third-party options like Spotify. It’s fine to skip third-party software on a fitness tracker, but when you’re marketing a product as a smartwatch, it’s unacceptable.

FITNESS

It’s no secret that fitness tracking is what sells wearables nowadays, and in a smart move, that’s something OnePlus has focused on with this smartwatch. How does it compare? Being honest, I’m not the person to ask about this, as I don’t have nearly the amount of time I want to get out walking or properly work out, but I can speak from limited experience compared to a Fitbit Versa 3.

In general step counting, the OnePlus Watch usually lands in the same general ballpark as my Versa 3, but it’s inconsistent. In some cases, though, it seems to be considerably off from my average leaning toward the low end of the range. This is something that other OnePlus Watch users have also seen. Gizmodo saw some of the worst results, noting step counts that were off by up to 10,000 steps. OnePlus did release an update recently that’s supposed to address this issue.

OnePlus also promised over 110 workout modes for this product, but only 14 are included out of the box, with the rest to follow in an update. Between my schedule and an absolute dump of pollen, my activities for the past month have been restricted to getting yard work done, and that’s about it. I was able to get in a brief workout on the elliptical, though, which is one of the few workouts supported at this point.

In one brief session, the OnePlus Watch was tracking my heart rate as being off by upwards of 50bpm compared to a Versa 3 on my other wrist. Not that the watch had earned it, I gave OnePlus the benefit of the doubt that it was a fluke, stopped the workout, and readjusted the already fairly tight band. Sure enough, restarting the session seemed to patch things up. After that, heart rate levels were in the same place on both watches. Infuriatingly, though, the OnePlus Watch constantly paused the workout as I checked it in comparison. This is probably because it only takes one button click to pause a workout, but that’s an issue in my book; clicks can and do happen by mistake.

Notably, OnePlus also doesn’t add steps taken during a workout, at least on an elliptical, to your daily step count. That can easily be disheartening for someone who’s otherwise stuck at a desk.

I’m definitely not a fan of OnePlus’ “Activities” app on the watch. It’s confusing at a glance, only showing four quadrants for steps, calories burnt, activity time, and workout time. You’ll only see specifics for that data as you scroll down. Watchfaces mirror this design, and it really just doesn’t work well for its intended purpose.

This is an instance where copying is fine; rings just work better for showing this data quickly. That comes in addition to times where the watch just didn’t track a workout, something I’ve heard from other reviewers. Then, of course, there are the various tracking issues with the OnePlus Health app where it lacks important context or just doesn’t record data. The fitness software is a bit of a mess, but thankfully, the good news is that OnePlus can fix most of these problems with updates. But time will tell on that one, and you absolutely should not buy this product on the promise of future updates.

BATTERY LIFE

The “saving grace” many point to with the OnePlus Watch is battery life and, while good, it’s not good enough to save the product. 

OnePlus claims up to two weeks on a single charge for this smartwatch, a wild claim when Wear OS averages a day, barely, and both Apple and Samsung are around two to three days for most people. Even the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense only average around five days in real-world usage. 

Does the claim live up? I think it’s possible, but it depends on how you use the product. If you’re using this solely for notifications and turn off some of the fitness features, you’ll hit two weeks easily. For more average use — lots of notifications, heart rate tracking, and sleep tracking — a little over a week is a more reasonable expectation. I charged up the watch fully on one Thursday morning, and a week later it was in the mid-30s. It took until the following Monday, 12 full days, to fully kill the battery. I’ll consider that a win even if it’s less than OnePlus’ claim. 

This is the best smartwatch for battery life, but in my eyes, it’s not nearly enough to make up for the various flaws. With some software upgrades, I think battery life could be the selling point of this product, but until OnePlus fixes core issues with fitness/sleep tracking, and the clock, it’s not worth the compromise. You’d be far better off with a used Fitbit or an older Samsung watch.

Battery life is one thing, but eventually you do need to charge. OnePlus is quick to remind you that this product has its magical Warp Charge tech, but that’s not quite true. Where Warp Charge on a OnePlus phone means charging that’s literally several times as fast as the competition, Warp Charge on this wearable is basically just not slow. You can get around 1% per minute on average. Not bad, but not “warp” speed. It’s not an issue, given how rarely you’ll need to charge anyway.

FINAL THOUGHTS

What does the future hold for the OnePlus Watch? As a first attempt, OnePlus did get some important bits right such as the hardware design and, to an extent at least, some of the features. However, as it stands today, this is a grossly unfinished product, and OnePlus has absolutely no excuses for that. The company has had plans for a smartwatch for years, and for nearly a year they’ve been hyping up the launch of this watch in particular. Yet, the final product was rushed and extremely unfinished.

The OnePlus Watch makes a lot of mistakes, many of which can be fixed in time and with updates. But right now, OnePlus is demanding that anyone who wants their smartwatch sit and wait for the company to finish it. That’s not exactly uncommon, Google’s Pixel phones commonly fix notable issues after launch, but in the case of the OnePlus Watch we’re not talking about minor annoyances or underutilized features, we’re talking about core functionality and fundamental restrictions.

Could the verdict change in the future? Software updates can solve a lot of the problems with this product, but you should never buy a product on that promise. Not one person should spend money on the OnePlus Watch in its current state.

Once OnePlus addresses a lot of the very fixable issues we’ve listed here, there’s definitely a market for this product. It’s more a bit more capable than a basic fitness tracker and its excellent battery life can’t be understated.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE spotted on official Samsung website

HIGHLIGHTS:-

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could get the same design as the regular Galaxy S21.
  • Galaxy S21 FE may be launched in Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 variants.
  • The device will be reportedly feature a 12MP triple rear camera setup.
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SPECIFICATION:-

Launch :- 14 Jan,2021

Body Weigh :- 227g

SIM :- Nano,Dual-SIM

Diaplay :- 6.8inches

Memory :- 12GB / 128GB OR 3.1

Bluetooth :- 5.2

GPS :- YES

Radio :- FM Radio

USB :- Type-3.2

Battery :- 25W(fast charging)

Price :- 94,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch seems imminent now as the phone have been spotted on Samsung’s official website in Mexico. The website has probably added the model name accidentally, even before the launch. But it is mention it-self it is a confirmation that previous leaks and rumours were spot on. We has been already come across design render leaks courtesy OnLeaks. We also has to a fair idea about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specifications. But the latest development indicates that the official Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch is not far away now.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE accidentally confirmed:-

The listing of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE on the Samsung Mexico website was first reported by GalaxyClub. The listing clearly mentions the name Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. So, unless the company it’s not already working on a device by that model, no official website will be carry speculative products.

The report claims that the page link for the S21 FE currently redirects you to the Galaxy S21 series. Upcoming product pages are a only updated few days before the launch date. So, we are hopeful of hearing more about the device from Samsung in the coming weeks.

Design:-

The leaked renders make us a believe the Galaxy S21 FE will be a borrow it is design elements from the regular Galaxy S21. It will be the feature a polycarbonate panel at the back, with a glossy metal frame. The device will has been a triple rear camera setup.

Specifications:-

OnLeaks mentioned Galaxy S21 FE will sport a 6.4-inch display, which is most likely to get an AMOLED panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone will be a come powered by Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 SoC for different markets. It is could get up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

On the imaging front, Samsung is expected to offer a triple rear camera on the Galaxy S21 FE. This is a system should include a 12MP primary sensor, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor. We still do not has will be information about the battery size, charging speed supported, and more. But it should not be long before we hear more from the company about the device.

Samsung Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Odyssey With Fast Charging Support Launched:-

Samsung Galaxy Book-2021 price starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 40,900), while Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey begins at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,04,200).

HIGHLIGHTS:-

  • Samsung Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Odyssey have up to 1TB storage
  • Samsung Galaxy Book_2021 comes in an LTE option
  • Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey features two distinct colours
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021), Galaxy Book Odyssey With Fast Charging Support Launched: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Odyssey were are the launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event on Tuesday alongside the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. The new Galaxy Book models aren’t as high-end as the new Galaxy Book Pro versions, but nonetheless, Samsung has provided a list of features to make both Galaxy Book (2021) and Galaxy Book Odyssey compelling options at this time when demand of value-oriented laptops is at peak thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021), Galaxy Book Odyssey price

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) price starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 40,900) for the Wi-Fi only variant and $649 (roughly Rs. 48,300) for the LTE model. The Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey will be available with a price tag of $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,04,200). On the other hand, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models start at $999 (roughly Rs. 74,400).

The new Galaxy Book-2021 will be debut in Mystic Blue and Mystic Silver colours, while the Galaxy Book Odyssey will come in the single Mystic Black colour option. Both laptops will go on sale in select markets from May 14.

Samsung Galaxy Book specifications:-

The Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) LCD panel and is powered by an 11th-generation Intel Core processor (going up to Core i7), along with up to Intel Iris Xe graphics and up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The laptop also offers a maximum of 1TB NVMe SSD storage.

For input, the Galaxy Book (2021) have been the Pro Keyboard that Samsung had been also offered on its Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models. The laptop also comes with an the optional fingerprint reader.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, two USB Type-C, two USB 3.2, an HDMI, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The laptop also have been an option for LTE support that comes along with a nano-SIM card slot.

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is here with Dimensity 1200, 12GB of RAM

Redmi first foray into gaming phones is here and it is called the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition (or Gaming Enhanced Edition, depending on a which version of to the machine translation you want to believe).

The K40 Gaming Edition covers all the basics to be considered a serious gaming smartphone – you has a 120Hz display with 480Hz touch sampling rate, physical shoulder triggers to enhance control and a 5,000mAh battery that can go all day and recharge in 42 minutes with to the supplied 67W charging.

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition uses the 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset, paired with 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM – storage options are 6/128GB, 8/128GB, 8/256GB, 12/128GB and 12/256GB.

Cooling is achieved through the combination of graphene, graphite and a vapor chamber. There are no built-in fans of nor a fan accessory here.

Visuals are the handled by the 6.67-inch 2400x1080px AMOLED panel, which are the packs impressive specs – 10-bit (1.067 billion) colors, HDR10+ support, DCI-P3 coverage and the aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate.

The triple camera is flanked by accent lighting and an it’s LED flash shaped like, well a flash. You get a 64MP 1/2.0-inch Quad-Bayer main camera, an 8MP ultrawide unit and a 2MP macro camera.

Sound is delivered by JBL-tuned stereo speakers on the top to and bottom of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. Additionally you get Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos support.

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is launching on April 30, priced from CNY 1,999 ($310) for the base 6/128GB version to , CNY 2,199 ($340), CNY 2,399 and CNY 2,699 ($420) for the top 12/256GB edition. The other available configurations are 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/128GB.

There fore also in exclusive Bruce Lee special edition is coming with a yellow rear panel, yellow accessories and maxed-out 12/256GB memory.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is a rebranded Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India and specifications will be revealed on the April-28

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is a rebranded Galaxy A42 5G.
  • Both the phone has a device code a42xq.
  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launch date in India is April 28th.
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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G specifications has been spotted on the Google Play Console listing ahead of its launch in India on a Wednesday, April 28th. The company has already teased the phone on Amazon, revealing the design and chipset. It have been speculated that a Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is a rebrand of the Galaxy A42 5G that has launched globally. This have a now been confirmed through the Google Play Supported Device List. The list reveals that both the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G and Galaxy A42 5G have the same device code a42xq.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G specifications:-

The Google Play Console listing actually shows the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. However a since the phone is launching in India as we’re as the Galaxy M42 5G, that a specifications are similar. As per the listing, the Samsung phone comes with 6GB RAM or A Qualcomm SM7225 chipset, which is the Snapdragon 750G processor. Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G comes with an HD+ (720×1339) resolution, which means a Samsung Galaxy M42 5G will also offer an HD+ display. Lastly, the phone should ship with Android 11 out of the box.

Other Samsung Galaxy A42 specifications include a 48MP quad-camera system, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. You can expect to as the see this feature on the Galaxy M42 5G in India.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G India launch on April 28th

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G will be a launch in India on April 28th. The company have been already teased the device on Amazon. confirming the Snapdragon 750G chipset, waterdrop display, and square-shaped rear camera module. A smartphone will be unveiled at 12 PM and the company will likely livestream the launch event.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India

Based on past reports, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in India will be between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000. These would make it is the cheapest 5G phone from the company in India. However, it will be the interesting to see how consumers react to a Rs 20,000 Samsung phone that offers a standard HD+ display. 

Vivo V21 5G launch date in India revealed, Flipkart availability confirmed

Vivo V21 5G price in India & specifications will be revealed on April 29th

HIGHLIGHTS :-

  • Vivo V21 5G India launch date is April 29th.
  • The phone will be available via Flipkart.
  • Vivo V21 5G specifications include 64MP primary camera, 44MP selfie snapper.
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Vivo V21 5G launch date in India have been revealed via Flipkart. The V20 successor will launch in the country on April 29th at 12 PM IST and will come with dual-mode (SA and NSA) 5G network connectivity. The listing have a render of the phone with a unique gradient design, this rectangular camera module, or a water drop notch. This device will be available in three colour options or is being touted as “India’s slimmest smartphone.” Flipkart listing also includes some key Vivo V21 5G specifications, such as the 64MP primary camera with OIS, and 44MP OIS selfie camera.

Vivo V21 5G specifications:-

Vivo V21 5G have been spotted on Geekbench recently with the model number V2050. The listing claims the phone will come with a MediaTek MT6853V/TNZA chipset, which is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, 8GB RAM, ot Android 11 OS out of the box. The Vivo V21 5G has managed to score 538 in the single-core round and 1586 in the multi-core round. 

The company has confirmed that the phone comes with a 64MP OIS Night Camera and a 44MP OIS selfie camera. As per the Flipkart teaser, the Vivo V21 5G comes in Sunset Dazzle and Arctic White colours. The phone measures 7.39mm in thickness and weighs 177 grams, making it a slim and lightweight device. The Dusk Blue colour variant is even slimmer and lighter at 7.29mm thickness and 176 grams weight.

Separately, Vivo V21e is being tested a company in Malaysia and it looks to be a 4G only offering. However, the company hasn’t mentioned whether the Vivo V21e will also find its way to the Indian market as only the Vivo V21 5G is listed online, for now. There’s also a Vivo V21 4G model in the works as well and it recently cleared TDN and Indonesia Telecom certifications.

Vivo V21 5G Price, Launch Date :-

  • Expected Price :- Rs-27,999
  • Release Date :- 29-Apr-2021 (Expected)
  • Variant :- 8 GB RAM /128 GB internal storage
  • Phone Status :- Upcoming Phone

Moto G20 launched with 48MP camera, 5,000mAh battery,price, specifications

The Moto G20 price and specifications has been revealed as the device have been launched in Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS:-

  • Motorola Moto G20 has been launched in Europe.
  • Moto G20 price starts at 149 euros (approximately Rs 13,510).
  • Moto G20 specifications have been revealed completely.
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The Motorola Moto G20 have been launched in Europe. The phone has been in the news for the last couple of weeks. Earlier this month, we has exclusively reported on the Moto G20 specifications & we are also revealed the design through renders. Just as a leaks have suggested, the Moto G20 comes as an advanced variant of the Moto G10 that was launched in February this year. Unlike most smartphones in the market that feature chipset from Qualcomm, MediaTek, or Samsung, the Moto G20 features a Unisoc processor. Compared to the Moto G10, the new Motorola phone have a different processor and upgraded front and rear cameras.

Moto G20 price and availability

The Moto G20 price is set at 149 euros (approximately Rs 13,510) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. There is also a 4GB+128GB model on offer but Motorola is yet to reveal its price. The brand has also not announced the availability of the Moto G20 so far. However, a few reports say that the Moto G20 will start shipping in various European countries from April end. Currently, there is no information regarding the Moto G20 India launch date.

Moto G20 specifications

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The Motorola Moto G20 have been a 6.5-inch display with IPS LCD technology, HD+ (1,600 x 720 pixels) resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a V-shaped notch. Powering the Moto G20 is the Unisoc T700 chipset. The processor have 2x Cortex-A75 CPU cores, 6x Cortex-A55 CPU cores, and Mali G52 GPU. As mentioned earlier, the phone is available in two configurations – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB. The Motorola phone runs on the Android 11 OS with My UX customization.

In terms of imaging, the Moto G20 has four rear cameras, a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, you get a 13MP shooter. The primary camera at the rear and the front-facing camera can record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second frame rate.

The Moto G20 packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for up to 10W charging. For connectivity, the device has two SIM cards, 4G with VoLTE and VoWiFi, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The Moto G20 also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, IP52 water resistance, and a dedicated Google Assistant button.

ASUS ExpertBook B9 with 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors launched in India

ASUS had refreshed its enterprise offering, A ExpertBook B9 with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core in processors for customers in India. First announced at CES 2022 back in January, A notebook is pretty much like the premium ZenBook series but made for business consumers. It’s come with a sleek look or at the same time, meets the MIL-STD 810H US military standard tests for improved ruggedness. Notably, the laptop has just 14.9mm thickness and 1.005kg of weight.

Specifications :-

Dimensions & Weight :- 320 x 203 x 14.9mm1.005kg

Display :- 14-inch Full-HD (1920×1080) IPS400-nits peak brightness100% sRGB

Processor :- Intel Core i5-1135G7Intel Core i7-1165G7

GPU :- Intel Xe

RAM & Storage :- 8GB/16GB LPDDR4x 4266MHzDual NVMe M.2 SSD slots

Battery & Charger :- 66 WHr65W USB-C charger

I/O :- 2x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 41 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-AHDMI3.5mm audio jackRJ-45 LAN via micro-HDMI portKensington lock slot

Connectivity :- Wi-Fi 6 802.11AXBluetooth 

OS :- Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro

Features :- Backlit keyboardMIL-STD-810H military certifiedWindows Hello face recognitionWebcam shutterFingerprint scannerTrusted Platform Module TPM 2.0 embedded security chipQuad 360° far-field microphones

Price :- Starting at ₹1,15,489

ASUS is offering the laptop with the latest 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake processors along with Intel’s Evo platform verification. The notebook packs a 14-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080-pixels) display that is claimed to offer 400-nits of peak brightness. The laptop can be configured with either the Intel Core i5-1135G7 or Intel Core i7-1165G7 with Intel’s Xe graphics. As for memory and storage, the laptop is available with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x 4266MHz RAM, along with dual M.2 NVMe PCI 3.0 SSD with up to 2TB capacity.

ExpertBook B9 product image

ASUS ExpertBook B9

ASUS ExpertBook B9 product image

ASUS ExpertBook B9

Apart from Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity, the Asus ExpertBook B9 offers two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, an HDMI port, RJ-45 LAN via a micro-HDMI port, Kensington lock slot, and a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack. The 66Whr battery is claimed to deliver a full-day usage on a single charge which can be a charged using 65W fast charging over the USB Type-C. The bundled charger can juice up the battery to up to 60% in 49 minutes.

Other notable features include four 360-degree far-field microphones, Harman Kardon-certified speakers, and a backlit keyboard. The laptop also comes with ASUS NumberPad 2.0 where the touchpad doubles up as a numeric pad. For security, ASUS offers a fingerprint reader and face recognition with Windows Hello login, a webcam shutter, and an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip to store passwords and encryption keys.

Pricing and Availability :-

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 will be available at ASUS Exclusive Stores, and other channel partners, starting at ₹1,15,489 ($1540) exclusive of GST.

ASUS ZenBook review: Duo 14 more screens, more compromises

It’s no secret that media consumption it is an all-time high across a plethora of digital platforms around the globe. Since supply or demand go hand in hand, there’s been a rampant rise of creator-focussed laptops that can churn out high-quality content on the fly. Now, of all the laptops geared towards creators, ASUS took the road less travelled & recently introduced the successors to its ZenBook Duo series from last year. Dubbed the ZenBook Duo 14 and the ZenBook Pro Duo 15, the laptops ship with not one, but two displays that in theory, should help creators get the most out of their machines. I managed to get my hands on the ZenBook Duo 14 and in this review, let’s see if that’s the case or not. 

Design and Displays :-

On the surface, the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 looks the part of most modern-day laptops & comes toting a classy, understated design that will blend well within most workspaces. That said, the company hasn’t altered the finish on the laptop all that much from last year and you’ll still find the brand’s characteristic etching on the lid that comprises a series of concentric circles. Correspondingly, with the lid closed, it can be tricky to tell one model from the other, at least from a distance. Thankfully, ASUS hit the nail on the head with the aesthetics of its debutant ZenBook Duo and correspondingly, I have no qualms with the company recycling the same chassis this year too. 

Coming to the unit’s dimensions, the ZenBook Duo 14 is noticeably chunkier than most competing models and tips the scales at around 1.6 kilos. Thankfully, the laptop is quite sturdy and despite housing two displays and a slurry of mechanical components, the unit ships with MIL-STD 810H certification, ensuring the laptop will stand the test of time.

Moving on, upon opening the lid, the ZenBook Duo 14 will greet you with not one, but two fantastic, touch-screen displays. Spec-wise, the laptop ships with a 14-inch, Full HD main display, which works alongside a 12.65-inch panel (placed above the keyboard) with a resolution of 1,920 x 515 pixels. Both the panels cover 100-percent of the sRGB colour gamut and offer a peak brightness of 400 nits, making them plenty bright for indoor as well as outdoor usage. I’d also like to add that the screens come with a matte coating, thereby keeping unnecessary glare and reflections to a minimum. While all that’s good and dandy, unlike last year’s model, the secondary display (dubbed ScreenPad+) on the newer ZenBook Duo 14 articulates slightly upwards (up to seven degrees) this time around, ensuring users can consume the content on the screen much more efficiently. What’s more, the articulating screen also allows the laptop to draw in more air, thereby bettering the unit’s thermals. 

So then, why would you need a laptop with two displays? Well, I’m glad you asked. You see, the ZenBook Duo 14’s secondary display isn’t just a run-of-the-mill touchscreen panel and instead, comes loaded with a ton of utilities that will undoubtedly benefit content creators. For one, the sheer size of the secondary display allows users to run an app across the two screens, thereby greatly increasing the viewing area. You can also choose to reserve the main display for your important apps and deploy other apps on the secondary screen. As an example, when reviewing the POCO X3 Pro, I had the handset’s core specs outlined on a Chrome tab on the secondary screen, with Microsoft Word taking up space on the main display. Consequently, I didn’t have to jump between apps and was able to cross-check the specs as I was writing the article. 

You can also drag and drop apps from the main screen to the secondary display and vice-versa. There’s also a dedicated button above the trackpad which switches apps between the main screen and the ScreenPad Plus in a seamless fashion. And, since we’re on the subject of shortcuts, ASUS has also bundled a nifty Quick Key utility with the device that allows users to automate their most-frequented commands on a single macro. For instance, if your workflow requires you to copy files from one location to another, then you can program the copy and paste commands on the Quick Key tab, thereby saving you a couple of steps down the line. Similarly, Task Groups – yet another feature of the ScreenPad+ – allows users to group a handful of apps and have them all open up instantaneously at the touch of a button.

Of course, seeing how the ZenBook Duo 14 is geared for creators, ASUS has tied up with Adobe to bring about some meaningful widgets for the ScreenPad+ too. To that note, you can have the secondary screen display intuitive tools to increase or decrease the brush size in apps like Photoshop, etc. All good stuff, really. 

Clearly, the ZenBook 14 Duo’s ScreenPad+ is no gimmick and it will undoubtedly elevate a user’s computing experience. Unfortunately, as was the case with last year’s model, the ZenBook Duo 14’s design comes with its fair share of compromises too. In order to accommodate a secondary screen, ASUS had to reposition the laptop’s keyboard deck and trackpad. Consequently, even with the laptop’s ErgoLift hinge (which tilts the keyboard deck at an angle), typing on the ZenBook Duo 14 is – for the lack of a better word – mind-numbing, to say the least. For one, the company doesn’t bundle a wrist rest with the 14-inch model and even if you buy one from a third-party retailer, you will still need to position the laptop on a desk or a flat surface to use it at all times. Ergo, you can all but forget about using the machine from the comfort of your bed, or a couch. 

Performance and Battery Life:-

Spec-wise, my review unit of the ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 ships with Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 processor, which is among the more popular Tiger Lake offerings from the silicon giant. The laptop comes equipped with 32GB of DDR4 memory too, though buyers opting for the unit in India will have to make do with 16GB of onboard RAM from the get-go. As for graphics, my review unit is backed by Intel’s Iris XE graphics but you can cop a model with Nvidia’s MX450 GPU if you want.

Going by the specs, you’d be wise to assume that the ZenBook Duo 14 performs admirably and the laptop breezed through my workflow without any hassles. To give you a better picture, I usually have a slurry of apps open, including Slack, Word, Feedly, and Apple Music, along with over a dozen tabs open in Chrome. Despite that, the laptop didn’t slow down to catch its breath in the slightest and I never ran into any instances of lag or stutter whilst using the unit. I’d also like to add that the laptop felt buttery smooth when editing creatives for IG on apps like Adobe XD and Spark too and net excellent numbers in synthetic benchmarking apps like CineBench R23, PCMark10 as well as Crystal Disk Mark.

Verdict:-

The ZenBook Duo 14 starts at Rs 99,990 for the Core i5 model, but the i7 variant with MX450 GPU will set interested folks back by Rs 1,34,990. It goes without saying that ASUS’ ZenBook Duo lineup comprises the most innovative laptops launched in recent years and content creators will undoubtedly benefit from the ScreenPad+’ added functionality. That being said, the laptop’s design leaves much to be desired and the ZenBook Duo 14 isn’t the most ergonomic machine out there. Consequently, provided you can live with the unit’s awkwardly positioned keyboard and trackpad, the ZenBook Duo 14 will not disappoint you. Else, there are plenty of power-packed options in the segment with conventional designs that will perform just as good, if not better.

Pros:-

  • Unique, dual-screen design 
  • ScreenPad+ offers useful features
  • Fantastic battery backup 
  • Good performance

Cons:-

  • Quite beefy for a 14-inch laptop 
  • No wrist rest bundled with the laptop 
  • Typing experience leaves much to be desired
  • Trackpad is unusable for most scenarios