This week saw quite a lot of launches as well as a few announcements. All of the latter happened internationally and the major one was the launch of the Meizu MX6 smartphone.
The Meizu MX6 is the successor to last year’s MX5 smartphone and features a similar 5.5″ 1080p display. Internally though, it has received a major boost in terms of performance thanks to 4GB of RAM and a Deca-Core (10 Core) processor in the form of the Helio X20 from Mediatek. It is also the first smartphone to have a Sony IMX 386 sensor at the back which has a 1/2.9″ sensor with 12 Megapixels resolution and 1.25 micro pixel size.
Up front, users get a fingerprint sensor, mTouch button and a 5 Megapixel camera too. It has 32GB of on-board storage as well as a Dual nanoSIM slot. The device is already up for pre-order in China and will start selling on July 30th. We have already unboxed the device for your viewing pleasure.
Next up, we have two new smartphones from ZTE. The first one is the ZMax Pro which is a 6 inch 1080p phablet powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor. There is a 13 Megapixel rear camera as well as a front facing 5 Megapixel camera. On-board, users get 32GB of expandable storage, 2GB of RAM and a 3400 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Additionally, you also get a fingerprint sensor at the back and the smartphone is available at an incredibly low price of US$ 99 in the US starting from August 1st.
ZTE also announced a “fresh” new phone for people who prefer smaller handsets. The ZTE Small Fresh 4 has a 5.2″ 1080p display housed in a slim metal body that is just 7.5mm thick. It is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor and has 2GB of RAM. The internal 16GB of storage can be expanded by upto 64GB with microSD cards using the Hybrid DualSIM card slot. Just like the ZMax pro, you get a 13 Megapixel camera at the back, a 5 Megapixel camera at the front and a fingerprint sensor too just below the camera module at the rear. It supports 4G LTE and comes with a 2540 mAh battery. The smartphone is already available to order in China but will go on sale starting from July 26th onwards.
LG have decided to launch a new Action Cam with LTE in Korea that allows live streaming. The camera allows users to directly stream video to sites such as YouTube without requiring a smartphone. There is a 12.3 megapixel camera with a 150 degree wide angle lens, 1/2.3″ sensor size and 1.55 micro pixel size. It can be accessed remotely using 3G or LTE and also paired with either an iOS or Android phone over Bluetooth and WiFi.
Being an Action Camera, it is dust and water-resistant thanks to the IP67 rating. There is a 1400 mAh battery and it supports video recording upto 30 fps in UHD resolution and live streaming HD resolution at 30 fps. It is priced at around US$ 350 / Rs 23,550 and is already available for purchase in Korea.
Onto the launches then and we have the LG X Screen smartphone with a secondary display just like the one on the LG V10. The smartphone has been launched in India at a price of Rs 12,990 and is available exclusively through Snapdeal. The primary display is a 4.93″ one with 720p resolution while the secondary display has a size of 1.76″ and a resolution 520×80 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory that is expandable upto 2TB.It has a 13 Megapixel rear camera and an 8 Megapixel front facing camera along with a 2300 mAh battery powering it.
Indian gaming enthusiasts are in for a treat as Asus launched the world’s first liquid cooled laptop, the ROG GX700 in India. It comes at a hefty price tag of Rs 4,12,990 but offers unparalleled gaming performance and specifications compared to other competitors. The 17″ 4K UHD laptop comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 desktop spec graphics card that supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology and can be configured to have upto 64GB of RAM. The laptop can be attached to the liquid cooling dock when required and is capable of dissipating over 500W of heat.
Intex launched two new smartphones in India as well. The first one is the Aqua Fish powered by Sailfish OS 2.0 and we caught a glimpse of the smartphone first at MWC 2016. It features a 5 inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory and a Snapdragon 212 processor. Users also get a 2500 mAh battery, an 8 Megapixel camera at the back and a 2 Megapixel camera at the front. It comes at a price of Rs 5,499 and is available on eBay.
Then we have the Aqua Ring from Intex which has a 5 inch 720p display, Mediatek MT6580A processor and 1GB of RAM. The internal storage of 8GB can be expanded by upto 32GB using microSD cards. Users get 5 Megapixel camera up front and at the rear as well as a 2450 mAh battery. There is support for 3G and it is available at a price of Rs 4,999 through Amazon.
During MWC 2016, we also saw the ZOPO Speed 8 that was the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a deca-core processor, namely the Helio X20 from Mediatek.
The smartphone has been launched in India at a price of Rs 29,999 and is available through different retailers such as Flipkart. Other noteworthy specifications include a 21MP Sony IMX230 camera, 3600 mAh battery with fast charging, VoLTE, 5.5″ 1080p display and 4GB RAM.
Xiaomi celebrated their Mi 2nd Anniversary with a sale and also introduced 2 new products to mark the occasion. They launched a new 10,000 mAh power bank that is smaller at a price of Rs 1,299 as well as the Mi Capsule Earphones that succeed the Mi Pistons. The Mi Capsules come with a 7mm driver unit, mic and a tangle free cable at a price of Rs 999.
Lenovo launched a 15.6″ laptop under the Ideapad series for first time PC buyers. The Ideapad 110 has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, an Intel Pentium N3710 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and a DVD drive. It has stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, a 24WH battery and runs on Windows 10 Home. Prices start at Rs 20,490
Karbonn launched the Quattro L55 HD smartphone that comes with 4G VoLTE support as well as a free headset at a price of Rs 9,990. It features a 5.5″ 720p IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. There is a 13 Megapixel camera t the back and a 5 Megapixel front facing camera.
iBall launched a low-end Android smartphone that runs on Lollipop 5.1. The Andi 5L Rider comes with a 5″ IPS display with 854×480 pixels resolution. Users also get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage along with a DualSIM card slot and a 2300 mAh battery. Up front, there is a 2MP camera and a 5 Megapixel camera at the back. It is priced at Rs 4,699 and is already available across retailers in India.
Transcend launched a new range of SSDs in India that start at an affordable price of Rs 2,999. The SSD220S comes in 120, 240 and 480GB capacities while supporting 550MB/s read speeds and 450 MB/s write speeds. It weighs just 58 grams and comes with 3 years of warranty.