Weekly Roundup: Nokia 2, Xiaomi 10000mAh and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i, Vivo V7 and more


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HMD Global finally launched the Nokia 2 budget smartphone in India, Xiaomi launched its ‘Made in India’ 10000mAh and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i, Vivo launched the V7 and more in the weekly roundup.

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HMD Global launched Nokia 2 in India this week, after it was introduced last month. It packs a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 4100mAh battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life on a single charge. It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with support for Google Assistant and the company has promised Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the phone. 

It has a 6000 series aluminum frame and a polycarbonate back. It is also splash proof with IP52 ratings and comes with dual SIM support with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots.  It comes in Pewter Black, Pewter White and Copper Black colors, is priced at Rs. 6,999 and is available across India.

Xiaomi 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i

Xiaomi launched new 10000mAh and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i in the country that are ‘Made in India’ in partnership with HiPad Technology at the new manufacturing plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Xiaomi said that the starting production capacity at the plant will be 7 power banks per minute. 

Other than the name, the design and specifications of the new Mi Power Bank 2i are similar to the old ones, but the dimensions are slightly different. Both these come with two-way fast charging.

The Xiaomi 10000mAh Mi Powerbank 2i is priced at Rs. 799 and the 20000mAh Mi Powerbank 2i is priced at Rs. 1499. These are available from Mi.com and will soon be available from Mi Home and offline partners from December.

Vivo V7

Vivo launched the V7 smartphone in India. 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 on 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.

It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform and runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) based on FuntouchOS 3.2. It has dedicated dual nano SIM and microSD card slots arranged in a single tray, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh battery.  It comes in Matte Black and Champagne Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 18,990, available exclusively on Flipkart online and offline stores as well.

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Coolpad launched 32GB storage version of the Note 5 Lite smartphone in India. Apart from the storage, it has similar specifications including a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with 70.6% screen-to-body ratio, Quad-Core MediaTek MT6735 processor with 3GB RAM, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Cool UI on top, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite 32GB version comes in Royal Gold color and available for Rs. 8,199 from Amazon.in.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Rose Gold

Xiaomi this week launched launched the Rose Gold version of Mi A1 Android One phone in India. Apart from the color, other specifications are similar, including 12MP dual rear cameras, 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile platform and a 3080mAh built-in battery.

It is available from Flipkart and Mi.com online as well as Mi Home stores, Mi Preferred Partner stores, and retail partner stores for Rs. 14,999.

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Garmin this week launched vivoactive 3, its new GPS-enabled smartwatch with 15 pre-loaded indoor and outdoor sports apps. It can monitor running, swimming, cardio or strength training performance, real-time and can also measure the elliptical, yoga, stair stepper, floor climbing, boxing and cardio workout performance.

It comes in Black (stainless), White (stainless) and Slate Black colors and is priced at Rs. 24,990  It is available in selective stores of Croma, Helios and Reliance Digital and will be available from e-commerce platforms.

HP OMEN 15

HP launched the new Omen 15 and Omen 17 Windows 10 gaming laptops. They come with GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics and the Omen 15 base model is powered by the 7th gen Intel i5 processor and the Omen 17 has 7th gen Intel i7 processor.

The HP OMEN 15 base variant starts at 80,990 and the OMEN 17 laptop starts at Rs. 159,990. The OMEN 600 mouse is priced at Rs.4,999 and the OMEN 800 headset costs Rs. 6,999.

Logitech G603 and G613

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech launched G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse and G613 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Keyboard in India. The G603 wireless mouse uses the Logitech G’s new advanced HERO optical sensor and advanced LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. 

The Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse and G613 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are priced at Rs 5,995 and Rs 8,495 respectively and are available across India.

Casio GZE-1 EYE

Casio announced a new series of action camera in the G’z EYE series starting with the GZE-1 EYE action camera with shock-resistant,
waterproof, dustproof and low-temperature resistant body. It is designed especially for shooting extreme sports in harsh conditions.  It is priced at 46,000 yen ($413 / Rs.26,770 approx.) in Japan, but there are details on the availability.

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