Weekly Roundup: OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Xiaomi 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 and more

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This week OnePlus launched its much anticipated flagship OnePlus 5 in India. Samsung lunched the Tab S3, Xiaomi launched 10000mAh and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2, LG announced the G6+ with 128GB storage and more. Let’s take a detailed look at all the announcements and launches that took place this week.

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OnePlus launched its flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone in India. It was introduced at an online event earlier this week and packs a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color coverage and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) based Oxygen OS.

It has a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with wide-angle lens, large f/1.7 aperture along with a 20-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information for depth-of-field (bokeh) effect that blurs backdrops in portrait mode and offers 2x zoom. It also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

The OnePlus 5 Slate Gray 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version is priced at Rs. 32,999 and the top-end Midnight Black 8GB RAM with 128GB version costs Rs. 37,999. It will be available exclusively from Amazon.in

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S3, successor of last year’s Galaxy Tab S2 in India. It has a 9.7-inch  Super AMOLED QXGA screen, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat). It has quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN and comes with an an enhanced S Pen. It has Samsung Flow that uses biometric authentication to log-in and can wirelessly tether compatible devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes in Black and Silver colors, is priced at Rs. 47,990.

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Xiaomi launched 10000mAh and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 in India.It has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, features same ABS plastic body for a better grip and these have two-way fast charging. The 10000mAh Mi Powerbank 2 is just 14.1mm thick and has a unibody metal design. It has 5.0V-2.0A / 9V-12A, 18W input so it can be charged fully in 4.2 hours. The new 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 is 23.9mm. The Xiaomi 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 is priced at Rs. 1,199 and the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 costs Rs. 2,199.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

Ultimate Ears, a brand of Logitech has launched Wonderboom portable Bluetooth Waterproof speaker in India. It has completely waterproof design with IP67 ratings, promises 10-hours of battery life and offers 360-degree sound. The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom comes in Subzero Blue, Stone Grey, Phantom Black, Lilac, Fireball Red and Cashmere Pink, is priced at Rs. 7995 and is available exclusively from Amazon.in.

Gionee A1 Virat Kohli Signature Edition

Gionee launched the Virat’s Signature Edition Gionee A1 smartphone. It packs 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.06″ sensor, selfie flash and face beauty features. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and has 4GB of RAM. The Gionee A1 Virat Kohli Signature edition is priced at Rs. 19,999 and is now available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon.in and all pre-bookings get a free Sennheiser headphones for free. It will go on sale at 12 PM on 27th June.


Xiaomi launched Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini and Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 in India. The Mi speaker has a full metal body, measures just 52 × 52 × 25mm and weighs just 58 grams. It has CSR Bluetooth 4.0 chip and also has a microphone for taking calls. The company also launched Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 that has dual PCB antennas for strong signal strength and offers speeds up to 300Mbps.

The Xiaomi Mi Portable Bluetooth speaker comes in Grey and Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 1299. It will be available through Mi.com and Mi Home at from June 21st. The Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 is priced at Rs. 999 and will be available through Mi.com and Mi Home from June 20th.

Karbonn Aura Note 2

Karbon launched Aura Note 2 that has a 5.5-inch HD display, is powered by a 1.25GHz Quad-Core processor and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor that was present in the predecessor. The Karbonn Aura Note 2 comes in Coffee-Champagne, Black-Champagne and Champagne colors and is priced at Rs. 6490.

Intex Aqua S3

Intex launched Aqua A3 4G smartphone with VoLTE support. It packs a a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum processor, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that also has LED flash for taking better selfies in low lighting conditions. The Intex Aqua S3 comes in Champagne color and is priced at Rs. 5777.


LG has announced new LG G6+ smartphone with 128GB storage and support for Qi wireless charging (in some countries) along with the LG G6 32GB version in Korea. The LG G6 comes in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White colors, but the new LG G6+ comes in Optical Astro Black, Optical Terra Gold and Optical Marine Blue colors.

ZTE Small Fresh 5

ZTE announced Small Fresh 5 that has a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC and runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) with MiFavor UI and has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information. This lets you adjust aperture from f/1.0 to f/8.0. There is a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The ZTE Small Fresh 5 comes in Dark Night Gray, Elegant Gold, Glacier Blue and Green colors and is priced at 999 yuan (US$ 146 / Rs. 9430 approx.)


Nokia has finally completed re-branding of Withings, the health tech company it acquired last year. It announced new Nokia Body, a BMI Wi-Fi connected scale, and Nokia BPM+, a compact blood pressure monitor with a flexible cuff. The company also introduced BPM+ that offers blood pressure monitoring. BPM+ measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate.

nubia M2 Play

ZTE’s nubia brand has introduced nubia M2 Play that packs a 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with nubia UI 5.0, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony sensor, 0.1s Hybrid Focus that uses both PDAF and CAF and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The nubia M2 Play comes in Black wit Gold color. No word on the pricing or availability yet.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+