Weekly Roundup: OnePlus 5T, Moto X4, Gionee M7 Power, Vivo V7 and more


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This week OnePlus introduced its flagship OnePlus 5T smartphone, Motorola launched OnePlus 5T, Gionee launched M7 Power, Vivo introduced V7 smartphone, and more from this week’s in our weekly roundup.

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OnePlus this week introduced OnePlus 5T smartphone with  6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 80.5% screen-to-body ratio. t has the same 16-megapixel primary rear camera with wide-angle lens and large f/1.7 aperture, but the OnePlus 5’s telephoto lens has been replaced by 20-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture for better low-light photography and improved depth-of-field (bokeh) effect that blurs backdrops in portrait mode and offers crisp zoom.

It has the same 16-megapixel front-facing camera with new face recognition feature to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds. It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS 4.7. Other things are similar to the OnePlus 5, including an Anodized Aluminum unibody metal design, Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, 6GB / 8GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage based on UFS 2.1, coupled with 2-lane ROM and a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge that promises a day of battery life with half an hour of charge.

It comes in Midnight Black color and is priced at Rs. 32,999 ($499 in the U.S.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and the top-end 8GB RAM with 128GB version costs Rs. 37,999 ($559 in the U.S.), same as the predecessor. It will be available exclusively from Amazon.in on November 21st and will be available through open sale from OnePlus India Online Store, Amazon.in as well as OnePlus Experience Stores from November 28th.

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Motorola India launched the Moto X4 smartphone in India, as it had promised. It packs dual 12MP and 8MP rear cameras to take images with blurred background, portraits, selective black and white and has dual Autofocus Pixel technology for faster focus in low light. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, is powered by Snapdragon 630 and runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat). It has a 16MP front camera with a new 4MP adaptive low light mode.

It has IP68 certification for water resistance and has a 3D rear contoured design, an anodized aluminum frame and Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the the front and back.

It comes in Super Black and Sterling Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 20,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant costs Rs. 22,999. It is available exclusively from Flipkart.

Gionee M7 Power

Gionee launched the M7 Power smartphone in India, as it had promised.It packs a 6-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullView display with 85% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 435 and packs a 5000mAh battery with intelligent power management that promises up to 2 days of battery life.

It comes in high-grade 6-series aluminum back shell with laser-engraved
and laser-drilled finishes and has a fingerprint sensor on the back that doubles up as a camera shutter key, to access flashlight and more.

It comes in Gold color with laser-engraved finish, Black and Dark Blue colors with  laser-drilled finish, is priced at Rs. 16,999 in India and will be available starting from November 25th on Amazon.in.

Infinix Zero 5

Hong Kong-based Infinix  launched Infinix Zero 5 smartphone. It has a 5.98-inch 1080p display, is powered by  MediaTek Helio P25 Oct-Core SoC with 6GB of RAM, runs Android 7.0 (Nougat), features 12-megapixel rear camera with wide-angle lens along with a 13-megapixel secondary camera with telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom and portrait mode. It also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash.

It has a unibody metal design, dedicated dual SIM slots along with a microSD card slot and a 4350mAh battery with support for xCharge 18W fast charging. The Infinix Zero 5 comes with 64GB of internal storage and there is Zero 5 Pro that comes with 128GB internal storage.

The Infinix Zero 5 comes in Champagne Gold and Bordeaux Red colors and is priced at Rs. 17,999 and the Infinix Zero 5 Pro with 128GB storage comes in Sandstone Black color and is priced at Rs. 19,999. Both the variants will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting from November 22nd at 12 noon.

Vivo V7

Vivo this week introduced V7 smartphone in Indonesia, ahead of India launch on November 20th. It packs a  5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio, narrow bezels and 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, compared to the 5.99-inch FullView display in the V7+. It has the same 24-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, Face Beauty 7.0, Face unlock and Portrait mode and a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and LED flash.

The Vivo V7 comes in Matte Black and Gold colors, is priced at Rp 3,799,000 (US$ 280 / Rs. 18,325 approx.) in Indonesia and goes on sale from November 18.

Lenovo Tab 7

Lenovo launched Tab 7,a budget tablet with support for 4G LTE and voice calling in India. It has a 6.98-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a single front-facing speaker with support for Dolby Atmos and packs a 3500mAh battery.

It comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 9999 and is available exclusively from Flipkart in India.
HTC Vive Focus

HTC introduced Vive Focus Standalone VR headset.  It is the first commercial standalone device to deliver inside-out 6-degree-of-freedom tracking (6DoF). It packs an AMOLED screen to deliver best VR experience with low latency, and it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR Platform and utilizes the Vive Wave VR open platform. It has a rotational head strap that’s similar to the Vive’s Deluxe Audio Strap.

Timex Blink

Timex launched the BLINK activity tracker in India in association with Indian consumer technology start-up BLINK. The  activity tracker combines signature elements of a traditional watch with sophisticated technology for tracking your daily activities.

The tracker sports a 0.9-inches OLED touchscreen Display with Stainless Steel 304 L Case and comes with a Nordic nRF52832 CPU, 6 axis motion sensor, and SOS trigger to send emergency alerts. It uses Standard Micro USB cable for charging. It has a 90mAh battery that promises a battery backup of 10 days of in-use and 12 days of standby.

It is priced at Rs. 4,495 for leather strap model and for the bracelet style band costs Rs. 4995. It will be exclusively available on authorized TIMEX retail stores.

MEGABOOM

Ultimate Ears launched UE MEGABOOM portable wireless speaker in India. It comes with 360-degree sound with deep; it also has a waterproof design and a companion Android and iOS app to unlock more controls like musical alarm, fully customizable sound and remote On/Off.

It comes in Lava Red and Black Charcoal, is priced at Rs. 19,995 and will be available in the India from November 20, 2017.

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OPPO launched the 6GB RAM version of F3 Plus selfie-focused smartphone in India. It has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera  with 1/3.1-inch sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel secondary front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for capturing better group selfies and a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology. It is priced at Rs. 22,990 and is available exclusively from Flipkart.

Karbonn A1 Indian

Airtel has partnered with Karbonn Mobiles to launch Karbonn A1 Indian with support for 22 Indian languages and A41 Power with a 2300mAh battery at effective rates of Rs. 1799 and Rs. 1849, respectively.

Both these have a 4-inch WVGA touch screen display, powered by quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, has 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot, run  Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS, come with dual SIM support and come with 4G VoLTE connectivity.

Panasonic P91

Panasonic launched P91, a  budget 4G VoLTE phone with a 5-inch HD display, quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, Android 7.0 (Nougat), 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a glossy textured finish, comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots and packs a 2500mAh battery.

It comes in Blue, Gold and Sand Black colors, is priced at Rs. 6490 and will be available at all authorized Panasonic outlets.

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Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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