Global Chromebook market shipped 12.3 million units in Q2 2021, records 68.6% YoY growth: IDC

Even as supply shortages continue to cause problems for the consumer electronics industry worldwide, the global Chromebooks and tablets market both recorded growths in Q2 2021 when compared to Q2 2020. The Chromebook market shipped 12.3 million units, while the tablet market shipped 40.5 million units.

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realme Pad with 10.4-inch display, Aluminum body, stylus support, quad speakers, 7100mAh battery surfaces in press renders

realme Pad surfaced in CAD-based renders along with specifications last month. Now the first realme tablet has surfaced in press renders. This shows the tablet with aluminium body in Grey and Gold finish, dual-tone finish on the back, single rear camera without flash and a small cutout at the bottom for the stylus. Continue reading “realme Pad with 10.4-inch display, Aluminum body, stylus support, quad speakers, 7100mAh battery surfaces in press renders”

realme Buds Wireless 2 Review: Budget neckband wireless headset with ANC and LDAC

realme launched its Buds Wireless 2 as a successor to its first realme Buds Wireless neckband headset that was launched back in 2019. It is a huge upgrade since this comes with Bluetooth 5.0 with Sony LDAC Hi-Res Audio codec, bigger 13.6mm Bass Boost Driver, and promises up to 22h of battery life with support for Dart Charge fast charging. After using it for a few days, here is the review of the Bluetooth headset. Continue reading “realme Buds Wireless 2 Review: Budget neckband wireless headset with ANC and LDAC”

DIZO Watch with 1.4-inch display, SpO2 monitoring, 90 sports modes, up to 12 days battery life launched in India for Rs. 3499

DIZO under the realme TechLife ecosystem has launched DIZO Watch, the company’s first smartwatch. This comes after the launch of DIZO Wireless and DIZO GoPods D headsets and its feature phones. The DIZO Watch has similar specifications as the recently-launched realme Watch 2 that includes a 1.4-inch LCD screen, heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, 90 sports modes, IP68 Water Resistant body and up to 12 days of battery life. Continue reading “DIZO Watch with 1.4-inch display, SpO2 monitoring, 90 sports modes, up to 12 days battery life launched in India for Rs. 3499”

Telegram update v7.9 brings support for group videos calls up to a 1000 participants, screen sharing with sound and more

Telegram has begun rolling a new update to their instant messaging app on iOS and Android which adds support for multiple new features such as the ability to have group video calls with up to a 1000 participants, higher quality video messages, screen sharing with sound, improved chat animations and more.

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TECNO POVA 2 with 6.9-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85, up to 6GB RAM, 7000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999

TECNO has launched  POVA 2, the company’s latest smartphone in the POVA series and the successor to the POVA that was launched last year. It has a 6.9-inch Full HD+ screen with 180Hz touch sampling rate, MediaTek Helio G85 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, and it runs Android 11 with HiOS on top. The phone has 48MP rear camera, 2MP depth, 2MP macro, AI lens, quad LED flash and 8MP front camera with dual LED flash. Continue reading “TECNO POVA 2 with 6.9-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85, up to 6GB RAM, 7000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999”

Infinix Smart 5A with 6.52-inch HD+ display, 5000mAh battery, Jio exclusive cashback offer launched at an introductory price of Rs. 6499

Infinix has launched Smart 5A, the company’s latest smartphone in the Smart series in India, as it had promised. It has a 6.52-inch HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 90.5% screen body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio A20 SoC with 2GB of RAM, and runs Android 11 (Go Edition) with XOS 7.6. The phone packs an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a depth sensor, triple LED flash and an 8-megapixel camera on the front with dual LED flash. Continue reading “Infinix Smart 5A with 6.52-inch HD+ display, 5000mAh battery, Jio exclusive cashback offer launched at an introductory price of Rs. 6499”

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT RDNA2-based GPU for 1080p gaming announced

AMD has announced the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card for high-framerate, high-fidelity and highly responsive 1080p gaming experience.  It is based on the same AMD RDNA 2 architecture as the RX 6000 series, has 32 MB AMD Infinity Cache, 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, AMD Smart Access Memory and other advanced features. Continue reading “AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT RDNA2-based GPU for 1080p gaming announced”

RedmiBook 15 detailed specs surfaces ahead of India launch

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand is all set to launch its first laptop in India on August 3rd, 2021, and ahead of the launch, key specifications of the laptop have surfaced. The company has already confirmed that it will feature a 15.6-inch Full HD display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor paired with SSD and also teased it with an image. Continue reading “RedmiBook 15 detailed specs surfaces ahead of India launch”

Portronics Kronos Beta Fitness Smartwatch with 1.28-inch display, 10 Active Sports Modes launched

Portronics, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics gadgets, has announced the launch of the latest Kronos Beta fitness smartwatch in India. It features 24×7 heart rate monitoring, over a 100 customizable watch faces, IP68 water resistance, the ability to store songs locally and more.

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Stuffcool WC630 15W wireless charger with bundled 18W Adapter launched

Stuffcool, a popular Indian manufacturer of smartphone accessories, has announced the launch of the WC630 Qi certified wireless charger in India. It features support for up to 15W wireless charging, built-in protection circuits and a 18W wall adapter in the box.

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Global smartphone market records 13.2% YoY growth in Q2 2021; shipping 313.2 million devices: IDC

The International Data Corporation has released their Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for the second quarter of 2021, revealing that that worldwide smartphone market grew by 13.2% YoY after shipping 313.2 million devices. The top 5 manufacturers worldwide were Samsung, Xiaomi, Apple, OPPO, and Vivo.

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Micromax Airfunk 1 with voice change feature and Airfunk Pro with Bluetooth 5.2, aptX, CvC launched starting at Rs. 1299

Along with the IN 2b smartphone, Micromax also launched its first TWS earbuds – Airfunk 1 and Airfunk Pro. The Airfunk 1 has a unique voice charging feature, that lets you charge to a male or a female voice in the middle of a call in just a tap. The Airfunk Pro has quad microphones for CVC 8.0 noise and echo cancellation during calls. This has Bluetooth 5.2, aptX, uses Qualcomm chipset and has 13mm Dynamic drivers. Continue reading “Micromax Airfunk 1 with voice change feature and Airfunk Pro with Bluetooth 5.2, aptX, CvC launched starting at Rs. 1299”

Mi Power Bank Hypersonic 20000mAh (50W) with two-way fast charging, 45W PD laptop charging open for crowdfunding in India for Rs. 3499

Xiaomi has opened crowdfunding for Mi Power Bank Hypersonic 20000mAh (50W) power bank with support for 45W input, 50W output for phones and 45W PD charging support for laptops. It has triple output ports that includes two USB-A and a USB-C port, features a matte black finish, and also has low current device charging support that is now present in most power banks. Continue reading “Mi Power Bank Hypersonic 20000mAh (50W) with two-way fast charging, 45W PD laptop charging open for crowdfunding in India for Rs. 3499”

Micromax IN 2b with 6.52-inch HD+ display, Unisoc T610 SoC, up to 6GB RAM, 5000mAh battery launched starting at Rs. 7999

Micromax has launched its IN 2b smartphone under its new ‘IN’ brand as a successor to last year’s IN 1b, as it had promised. It has a 6.52-inch HD+ Drop Notch LCD screen with 89% screen-to-body ratio, is powered octa-core UNISOC T610 processor and Mali-G52 GPU paired with 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB internal storage. The company claims that the SoC offers 45% better performance than its competitors in the same price range. Continue reading “Micromax IN 2b with 6.52-inch HD+ display, Unisoc T610 SoC, up to 6GB RAM, 5000mAh battery launched starting at Rs. 7999”