Weekly Roundup: LG V30+, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, New Moto Mods and more


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LG this week launched the most expected V30+ smartphone in India, OnePlus launched Star Wars Limited Edition 5T in the country, Motorola launched three new Moto Mods for its Moto Z series phones,  Samsung introduced new Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen series laptops and lots more from this week in our roundup.

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LG launched its flagship V30+ smartphone in India this week. It comes with a 6-inch (1440 × 2880 pixels) QHD+ OLED FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and runs Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with LG UX 6.0+, which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo).

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It has a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, Crystal Clear lens, OIS, EIS and Hybrid Auto Focus that combines both Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus along with a 13-megapixel secondary camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens.

It comes in Black and Silver colors, is priced at Rs. 44,990 and will be available exclusively from Amazon.in starting from December 18th.

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OnePlus this week launched OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition smartphone in India. It comes with white colored back with smooth Sandstone finish, Star Wars branding on the back, black colored power button and volume rockers and comes with Mineral Red colored alert slider on the left.  It also comes with a Kylo Ren case in the box and comes in a special box.

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The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is priced at Rs. 38,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in and oneplusstore.in.

JBL SoundBoost 2 and Moto TurboPower PackMotorola  launched JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, Moto TurboPower Pack battery Mod and the GamePad Mod in India. These were introduced last year along with the Moto Z2 Play announcement and are compatible with all the Moto Z series smartphones.

Moto Gamepad Mod

The Moto TurboPower Pack Mod is priced at Rs. 5999 and the Moto Game Pad Mod and JBL SoundBoost2 Mod are priced at Rs. 6999 each. These will be available from Flipkart online and across all Moto Hubs offline, starting December 17th.

Acer Predator 21 X

Acer launched Predator 21 X, high-end gaming notebook in India. It is the world’s first notebook to feature a curved screen and was introduced at the CES earlier this year. It has a curved 21-inch (2560 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, comes with cooling fans and 16GB dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI.

Acer Predator 21 X

It features advanced cooling architecture of 5 system fans, 9 heat pipes and Acer Dust Defender. The display sports Tobii eye-tracking technology.  There is a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Brown switches, with individually programmable backlit keys, offering 16.7 million color options and Multi Gesture Touchpad.

It sports new 3-way (tweeter, midrange, woofer) audio design for Hi-Fi quality sound and is powered by 4 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 midrange) and 2 subwoofers to produce a full spectrum of sound. It is priced at Rs. 6,99,999 and is available from Flipkart.

Panasonic Eluga I9

Panasonic launched Eluga I9 4G VoLTE phone in the country.  It has a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass screen, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), has an 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It also has several modes for editing pictures. 

It has a metal body, comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh battery. It comes in Space grey, Champagne Gold and Blue colors and is available exclusively from Flipkart.

Intex ELYT e6

Intex launched ELYT e6, a budget smartphone in the ELYT series. It has a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass screen with Dragontrail glass, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), has a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie flash and has 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE.

It packs a 4000mAh battery that promises up to 16 hours of talk time and standby time of about 12 days. It comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will is available exclusively from Flipkart.

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Harman International this week launched the Allure voice-activated speaker in India with Amazon Alexa support. It was first introduced at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin and is capable of producing  360-degree Harman Kardon sound. It is a hands-free speaker that can be controlled with voice commands.

The in-built Alexa support is capable of playing music, read the news, make purchases from Amazon.in, and more. The company’s proprietary far-field voice technology allows the speaker to hear commands from a far distance or even in noisy environments.

It is priced at Rs. 22,490 and available exclusively for Prime members on Amazon.in through invite.

ATH-ANC40BT

Audio-Technica announced the availability of QuietPoint range of ANC headphones series in India. The line-up includes the ATH-ANC40BT in-ear model with Bluetooth wireless, and high-value ATH-ANC50iS and ATH-ANC70 over-ear headphones that come with the noise-canceling feature.

Audio-Technica said that its ANC headphones headphones start from Rs. 6,990 and go up to Rs. 16,990 without providing exact pricing for these QuietPoint range. All these products are now available in India.

Bragi The Dash Pro

Bragi; an European Kickstarter debuted in India with the Dash Pro and the Headphone wireless earbuds. The Dash Pro gets a one-touch simple setup for Android, iOS, and Windows as well. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The Headphone comes with Versant advanced voice technology that helps to listen to music or take calls in noisy environments.

The Headphone comes with Versant advanced voice technology, that helps you take calls and listen to music in challenging environments easily. The Dash Pro is priced at Rs. 27,999 and the Headphone retails for Rs. 12,999. These are available through Headphone Zone.

FIIL wireless headphones

FIIL launched FIIL WIRELESS Over-Ear Headphones in India. These headphones connect via Bluetooth and come with active noise cancellation, wide frequency response, adjustable sound profiles.

It has Aviation-level aluminum alloy with noise reduction of up to 98% and 85% in high and low frequency (ANC off/on). It also comes with capacitive controls to manage volume and track skipping, and there is NFC antenna present in the left cup for easy Bluetooth pairing, and it also connects via 3.5mm audio jack when you run out of battery.

It comes in red and silver colors and is priced at Rs. 17,499.  You can get it from Amazon.in and Paytm at cheaper rates.

Sony SA-D40

Sony  this week launched SA-D40 and SA-D20 4.1 and 2.1 channel multimedia speakers in India. These speakers come with a unique design that connects to both television and smartphone via Bluetooth and USB and also comes with big size sub-woofer embedded into them.

The Sony SA-D40 multimedia speaker comes in black color and is priced at Rs. 7,990 on the other hand; the SA-D20 costs Rs. 6,990. Both the speakers will be available across all Sony Centers and major electronic stores in India.

Notebook 9 (2018) Pen

Samsung introduced the refreshed models of the Notebook 9 series and Notebook 9 Pen laptops with additional features and specs upgrade. These laptops come with a Fingerprint sensor and are powered by the Intel 8th generation Core i7 processor.

The Notebook 9 (2018) series 15-inch and 13-inch laptops feature slim near to edge design with a 360-degree hinge with a flexibility to convert the Notebook into a tablet from a laptop. Notebook 9 Pen also features an IR front-facing camera for facial recognition login through Windows Hello.

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) laptops will be available in select countries starting in Korea from this month and will roll out to the U.S in the first quarter of 2018. Both the Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) will be displayed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He is currently using the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. You can follow him on Twitter @ssrivatsan and on Google+