In the world of technology this week, we saw multiple new launches from Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme and other brands. Apple hosted its first online event of 2021 and launched new devices including a tracking device, new iPad Pro and an iMac model. Xiaomi launched its most expensive smartphone and smart TV in India to date. These and more in top tech news of the week.
Apple’s most expensive iPad launched in India
Apple has expanded its iPad tablet lineup with the launch of the new iPad Pro with M1 processor. The new iPad Pro comes in two screen sizes — 11-inch and 12.9 inch with Liquid Retina XDR display. It comes with a starting price of Rs 71,900.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini get a new colour variant
At its Spring Loaded event, Apple has launched a new Purple colour variant of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. The duo comes with Ceramic Shield front cover and run on the company’s own A14 Bionic processor. Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are currently available in Blue, Green, Black, White, and (PRODUCT)RED colour options.
This is Xiaomi’s costliest phone in India
Xiaomi Mi Ultra 11 is the company’s most expensive smartphone to date. It carries a price tag of Rs 69,999 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Mi 11 Ultra houses a 6.81-inch main display and a 1.1-inch secondary display placed at the back.
Apple introduces new 24-inch iMac with 4.5K Retina display at Rs 1,19,900 onwards
The all-new iMac is powered by an M1 processor and has a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels and 500 nits of brightness. The device comes with a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. Apple claims that the iMac offers super fast speed and users can edit 4K video and images faster than ever.
Xiaomi launches Mi 11X and Mi 11 XPro with FHD+ screen and 33watt charger
Xiaomi Mi 11X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor, while the Mi X11 Pro packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Both the smartphones feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ display and offer dual speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos.
Xiaomi launches Mi QLED TV with 75-inch screen and Android 10
Xiaomi has launched its most expensive smart TV in India called the Mi QLED TV 75. The new TV features a 75-inch display and boasts of features like a 30watt six-speaker audio system and 120Hz refresh rate.
Apple AirTag tracking device launched at Rs 3,190
Apple has finally introduced its tracking device called the Apple AirTag. The device houses a built-in speaker that plays a sound to help users find its location. It is also IP67 rated making it both water- and dust-resistant.
Apple launches new Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic chip
Apple has launched the next generation of Apple TV 4K in India. The streaming device now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video. The device is powered by an A12 Bionic chipset and comes with a starting price of Rs 18,900.
Amazon launches second-generation Fire TV Cube in India
Amazon has launched the all-new Fire TV Cube in India. The company has introduced Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen), its most powerful streaming media player yet. The streaming device is priced at Rs 12,999 and combines the capabilities of Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo smart speaker ranges in one device.
OnePlus launches gaming triggers that work with both Android and iPhones
OnePlus has launched a new gaming accessory in India. It has introduced gaming triggers that can be used to play first-person shooter games. Priced at Rs 1,099, the triggers work with both Android phones and iPhones.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 camera launched in India with selfie mode
Fujifilm has expanded its instant camera lineup with the launch of Fujifilm Instax Mini 40. The instant camera is priced at Rs 8,499 and carries a classical camera design. The Mini 40 features the popular ‘Automatic Exposure’ function and has a ‘Selfie mode’ for taking selfies and close-up shots.
Realme 8 5G launched with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC and 5000mAh battery
Realme has launched the 5G model of Realme 8 smartphone in India. The handset comes in Supersonic Black and Supersonic Blue colour models. It is equipped with a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400x1080p) display and comes with a starting price of Rs 14,999.
Realme 8 Pro gets a new colour variant
Realme 8 Pro has a new colour model- Illuminating Yellow joining the existing Infinite Black and Infinite Blue colours of the Realme 8 Pro. The new variant of the Realme 8 Pro comes in two storage variants priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 18,999.
Moto G60, G40 Fusion arrive in India; to be available via Flipkart
Moto G60 comes in a single storage variant in India that offers 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 SoC and offers a refresh rate of 120Hz. Moto G40 has two storage models- 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999.
Poco M2 Reloaded unveiled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage
Poco M2 Reloaded comes with MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor and carries a price tag of Rs 9,499. The handset is the new variant of the budget category Poco M2. The new handset runs on MIUI 11 based on the Android 10 operating system.
Oppo launches Oppo A74 5G and Oppo A54 in India
Oppo has expanded its A series phones with the launch of Oppo A54 and Oppo A74 5G. Oppo A54 comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ screen and is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor. Oppo A74 5G, on the other hand, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor and offers a 90Hz refresh rate display.