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ASUS brings in ZenBook Pro Duo & Zenbook Duo

ASUS brings in ZenBook Pro Duo & Zenbook Duo

ASUS has announced one of its most anticipated laptop ranges, ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) and ZenBook Duo (UX481).

In addition to the dual-screen laptop offerings, ASUS will also be bringing forth other stellar launches. This includes the launch of the new ScreenPad 2.0, on ZenBook 13/14/15(UX334/ UX434/ UX534). With ZenBook completing 30 years, ASUS is also launching Zenbook Edition 30 Special (UX334), featuring ASUS’ finest leather craftsmanship. Adding to the volley of new launches by the brand is the VivoBook S Series, S14 (S431) and S15 (S532), the trendy and sleek laptops, perfect for the young and on-the-go audience.

Arnold Su, Head of Consumer Notebooks and ROG Business, ASUS India, said, “The need for the industry to evolve with the changing times necessitates innovation. As one amongst the industry incumbents, we realised it was both an opportunity and responsibility for us to push the envelope, disrupt the status quo, and come up with a magnificent offering that would not only enable greater productivity but also will ignite the sparks of creativity and empowerment. With the launch of dual-screen laptops, we are paving the way for the industry’s future. The latest offerings by the brand is going to empower India’s creative individuals- content creators, editors, in addition to passionate gamers and corporate clan, to de-clutter from myriad screens and unlock efficiencies through a singular, integrated offering. In addition to the futuristic dual-screen offering, we are also proud to ramp up our existing line-up of ZenBook and VivoBook product range, and look forward to an affirmative response from our users.”

 

The Laptop of Tomorrow: ZenBook Pro Duo & ZenBook Duo

It has never been this easy to harness one’s complete creative power, with ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo introducing a new form factor for laptops. Equipped with both a keyboard and a secondary touchscreen for input, the laptops elevate creativity and productivity to the next level. Offering an edge in workflow efficiency, ZenBook Pro Duo features a full-width 4K ASUSScreenPad Plus that works seamlessly with the main 4K UHD OLED display, while Zenbook Duo features a full-length 1920p ASUSScreenPad Plus that works seamlessly with the main 1080p FHD LCD display.

 

Dual-screen powered by ScreenPad Plus

Optimise and personalise the workflow with ASUSScreenPad Plus; in ZenBook Pro Duo, it takes form of a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED HDR touchscreen. ZenBook Duo comes with a full-length 1920p that works seamlessly with the main 1080p FHD LCD display.

 

A series of handy built-in apps help boost productivity. Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, and Handwriting lets you input text intuitively. There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus. Task Group lets user lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch. And now user can drag any Windows app or in-app toolbar onto ScreenPad Plus to give more room to work on the main display.

 

Stunning display

ZenBook Pro Duo offers a truly amazing 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED HDR display. It is well complimented by a four-sided frameless design featuring ultra-slim bezels. The brilliant OLED touchscreen delivers ultra-vivid colours and deep blacks, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The barely-there bezels increase the screen-to-body ratio to a near-borderless 89%, thus offering more screen and less distraction.

 

ZenBook Duo is equipped with 1080p FHD NanoEdge display, with a four-sided frameless design featuring 90% screen to body ratio. The brilliant main LCD display comes colour calibrated form the factory and offers 100% sRGB with Pantone Validation, adding to ZenBook Duo’s pro-user capabilities.

 

Unrivalled Performance

The stellar dual-screen comes with ASUS’ uncompromising focus on delivering a strong performance. ZenBook Pro Duo is powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i9 eight-core processor, the latest gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics and blisteringly fast storage. This ultra-powerful combination ensures that ZenBook Pro Duo takes professional-quality tasks in its stride, such as multi-layer photo or video editing, 3D graphics rendering or even game live-streaming. ZenBook Duo is powered by the up to latest 10th Generation Intel Core i7 10510U, the latest NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics and extremely fast storage.

 

Fastest connectivity

ZenBook Pro Duo offers dongle-free connectivity with the latest Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. The latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level. ZenBook Duo comes with no compromise on connectivity, with 2xUSB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C ports – supporting 4K display and up to 10Gbps of DATA transfer speed. The latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level.

 

Accessories

The Zenbook Pro Duo(UX581) is bundled with a stylus, laptop stand for better viewing and a palm rest, given the size. The Zenbook Duo (UX481) is accompanied with a stylus, laptop stand for better viewing and a sleeve.

 

Most Compact Series: Zenbook 13(UX334), ZenBook 14 (UX434) &ZenBook 15 (UX534) with ScreenPad 2.0

 

The 10th Generation UX334 comes with MS Office H&S. Offering high-performance features, ZenBook 30 offers the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD and gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).

 

The new ASUSZenBook 14 (UX434) and 15 (UX534) herald a new era of thin, light, compact laptops with four-sided frameless NanoEdge displays that feature ultraslim bezels on all four sides, giving up to an unrivalled up to 95% screen-to-body ratio for a near-borderless viewing experience. This also makes each of the new ZenBook models the world’s most compact laptops for their respective screen size.

 

Continuing the dual-screen offering, the new ScreenPad 2.0 is available on ZenBook 13/14/15, upgrading the traditional laptop experience with an interactive secondary screen that enhances productivity for endless possibilities. Both the 10th Generation laptops come with Microsoft Office H&S. The latest series are, furthermore, powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics (ZenBook 15) or GeForce MX250 (ZenBook13 &14), 16GB RAM, ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi 6.All of the new ZenBook models have been torture-tested to military-grade (MIL-STD-810G) reliability standards.

 

The Brand New VivoBook: S14 and S15

ASUS VivoBook S14, the latest 14-inch variant, and S15, the 15-inch model in the VivoBook S series, are designed to appeal to a younger audience, sporting a refreshing new look and with an all new logo placement and metal covers. S15 (S532) is powered with ScreenPad 2.0 and offers three eclectic variants to choose from: Moss Green, Punk Pink, and Transparent Silver. The S14 (S431) does not have ScreenPad 2.0 but comes in 5 different theme options -Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Gun Metal, and Transparent Silver. The latest VivoBook offering comes equipped with an IR camera and Harman Kardon-certified audio, accompanied by trendy stickers as accessories.

 

The innovative ErgoLift hinge improves user ergonomics and cooling. An unlike the previous generation, the new VivoBook S14& S15 have a metal chassis milled from solid aluminium alloy. The frameless four-sided NanoEdge display with thin-bezel design allows for a more immersive viewing experience, offering an 86% screen-to-body ratio. In addition, the panel features wide 178° viewing angles, and ASUS Tru2Life technology for more realistic visuals.

 

The Special ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334)

A unique celebration of 30 years of ASUS innovation, ZenBook Edition 30 is designed with an eye on the future, and featuring the finest leather craftsmanship as a mark of our confidence.

 

The special offering has future-classic looks, with a lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine leather for a pure, bold style statement. The Rose Gold anodized diamond-cut edges and trim bar, accompanied by the exclusive gold-plated 30th anniversary logo on the lid, are eye-catching additions that make ZenBook Edition 30 something very special. The looks are only accentuated with premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It’s a very special collection for your very special laptop.

 

Keeping alive the compact legacy, ZenBook Edition 30 shares the same size as that of ZenBook 13 and features the innovative ASUSScreenPad 2.0, elevating everyday laptop experience to be interactive and conducive for productivity.

ASUS has announced one of its most anticipated laptop ranges, ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) and ZenBook Duo (UX481).

Source: ASUS brings in ZenBook Pro Duo & Zenbook Duo

ASUS brings in 6Z with strong front and rear camera performance

ASUS has announced that the groundbreaking ASUS 6Z has achieved an overall DXOMARK Camera score of 104 points

Source: ASUS brings in 6Z with strong front and rear camera performance

Redmi unveils K20 flagship series with cutting-edge technology

K20 proXiaomi has announced the much-anticipated Redmi K20 series of smartphones – Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro – as the first flagship series under the Redmi sub-brand.

Redmi K20 series – Outperform Every Day

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro promise a flagship, high-end user experience with the latest tech powering both devices. The Redmi K20 series is designed to be ahead of the curve, and is set to catch the fancy of those who aspire to outperform every day.

Both, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro feature a 16.2cm (6.39) 19.5:9 full HD+ AMOLED Horizon Display with minimal bezels on all sides. Coupled with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, the Redmi K20 series achieves an incredible 91.9% screen-to-body ratio — one of the highest in the industry. The Horizon AMOLED Display comes with 7th generation in-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both phones.

Redmi K20 series introduces the beautiful Aura Prime design language, which makes it exceptionally beautiful while retaining functionality at the same time. The ergonomics flow to the rear of the devices with 3D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 giving Redmi K20 series an easy hand-feel and gorgeous looks. The glass itself is a part of the intricate stack on the rear of the phone that gives Redmi K20 series its characteristic, distinctive looks. The Redmi K20 phones come with industry-first colours inspired by Fire & Ice, in Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Carbon Black colour variants.

The aesthetics department is completed by the pulsating notification LED that sits on top of the pop-up camera mechanism (tested to work at least 300,000 times) along with a stylish halo ring around the camera module. Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are the only flagship phones with the edge-lit module around the pop-up selfie camera, adding to the charisma — with a bold red accent on the power button.

Redmi K20 series comes with an AI triple camera setup, comprising of a 48MP main camera, 8MP telephoto and a 13MP wide-angle.

It is powered by a huge 4,000 mAh battery, which can last upto 2 days in regular usage conditions. Both the phones come with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and fast-charge support. Redmi K20 series comes with the highest quality standards; P2i nano-coating makes the phones splash-proof, while Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear of both phones make them durable and long-lasting, beautiful pieces of tech. Other intuitive quality improvements include fall detection, which makes the pop-up camera retract automatically in case of a drop.

Manu Jain, Managing Director, Xiaomi India, and Vice President, Xiaomi, says, “We are thrilled to launch the Redmi K20 series in India. As the first of our Redmi flagship series in India, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro truly redefine the ultimate flagship experience. While the premium 20K+ segment was relatively small traditionally, we are beginning to see massive growth in this segment. We hope Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 will completely disrupt this segment with the kind of experience on offer.”

Redmi K20 Pro – The Alpha Flagship

Redmi K20 Pro is a true flagship; a power user’s delight. It is the first Redmi phone to be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, which is the fastest processor in the world (45% faster than its predecessor SD 845). The Snapdragon 855, with its tri-cluster architecture (1 x Prime core, 3 x Gold cores, 4 x Silver cores) and 7nm architecture, gives Redmi K20 Pro immense processing prowess, making it one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.

Redmi K20 Pro comes with 48MP AI primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, along with an 8MP 2x telephoto camera and 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 124.8° field of view. Available in two storage variants (6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB), Redmi K20 Pro will feature the three Fire and Ice colours mentioned previously.

A high-res DAC gives Redmi K20 Pro the ability to playback lossless audio (up to 24-bit, 192KHz), while dual GPS antennas ensure pinpoint GPS accuracy. Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W ‘SonicCharge’ and comes with an 18W charger in the box, with an option for users to purchase a 27W SonicCharge adapter from Mi.com.

Redmi K20 – Expand Horizon

Redmi K20 is one of the first phones to be launched with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. Snapdragon 730 is the 3rd fastest chipset to be ever launched by Qualcomm (after SD 845 and SD 855) and is 40% faster than its predecessor – the Snapdragon 710. This makes Redmi K20 one of the most powerful phones in the mid-premium segment.

Redmi K20 features a similar AI triple rear camera arrangement as Redmi K20 Pro, with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor. Redmi K20 comes in two storage variants — a 6GB/64GB starting variant, and a top-end 6GB/128GB, and will be available in the same Fire & Ice colour scheme as Redmi K20 Pro. It supports 18W fast charging and comes with 18W charger right out of the box.

Availability

* Both Redmi K20 series phones will include 18W chargers and a premium hard case worth INR 999 in the box. Users can buy 27W SonicCharge adapters from Mi.com for INR 999 at a later date.

* Redmi K20 Pro is being launched at an honest price of INR 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant and INR 30,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

* Redmi K20 will be available for INR 21,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant and INR 23,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.

* Both phones will go on sale starting 12 pm 22nd July across Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Homes. It will also be available across all offline retail stores in the coming days – Mi Studio, Mi Stores, Mi Preferred Partners and all other retail shops.

Xiaomi also announced Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones for INR 1,599 and Mi Rechargeable LED Lamp for INR 1,499 (INR 1,299 for participants during the crowd funding).

 

Source: Redmi unveils K20 flagship series with cutting-edge technology

Xiaomi India announces Redmi Note 7S with 48MP camera

Xiaomi India announces Redmi Note 7S with 48MP camera

Xiaomi has announced a refresh to the bestselling Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera powered Redmi Note 7S. Besides capable Kryo processing thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE, Redmi Note 7S brings a powerful 48MP camera for everyone after planned volumes of Redmi Note 7 sold out sooner than anticipated.

 

Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, says, “Xiaomi India has achieved major success in the Indian smartphone industry, and one of the key contributing factors is our Redmi Note series which is known to offer the best of innovative features with great quality at truly honest pricing. Our newly launched Redmi Note 7S continues this strong legacy with a powerful 48MP camera, offering our Mi Fans the opportunity to capture and enjoy excellent images in addition to its array of amazing features.”

 

India’s favourite smartphone series, the Redmi Note series, saw a revamp earlier this year with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 series. With the all new Aura Design, Dot Notch display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides — Redmi Note 7 was a true market disruptor in its category. Testament to the love of Mi Fans for Redmi Note 7 series — in just two months of going on sale, it sold over two million units.

 

The 48MP camera on Redmi Note 7S features a large 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel allowing a great amount of detail to be captured. Redmi Note 7S users will also be able to take advantage of the much-lauded Steady Handheld Night Photography mode on the camera app, which uses sophisticated algorithms to achieve a perfect picture each time regardless of light conditions. Besides that, features like MIUI’s AI scene detection, AI portrait besides AI face unlock will make the Redmi Note 7S a versatile camera phone.

 

With the same aforementioned attributes, Redmi Note 7S also features a 5MP depth sensor to go along with the 48MP main camera. Using this powerful combination of cameras and sophisticated software, Redmi Note 7S is able to achieve immensely detailed photos both in daylight and in the night, thus making it a user’s delight.

 

Redmi Note 7S: Quick specs

 

* 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera with PDAF, EIS and AI Portrait Mode

* 6.3-inch (16 cm) Full HD+ (2340 × 1080p) Dot Notch Display

* Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)

* 13MP front camera with AI Portrait mode

* Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

* 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants

* Hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot

* 4000mAh battery with USB Type-C and Quick Charge 4 support

* Fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock

* 159.2mm × 75.2mm × 8.1mm

* P2i splash-resistant coating, IR blaster

 

Availability

Redmi Note 7S will be available for INR 10,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant and INR 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black colour variants.

Source: Xiaomi India announces Redmi Note 7S with 48MP camera

XOLO launches Era 4X smartphone exclusively on Amazon

XOLO has unveiled its new smartphone – XOLO Era 4X in India, exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone will be available to customers on Amazon.in from 9th January onwards. The launch comes with a bold 30 days Money Back Offer. As a part of this money back offer, if the buyer is not satisfied with the performance of the phone, they have an option to return the handset within 30 days of purchase at any XOLO service centre and get their money back.

Source: XOLO launches Era 4X smartphone exclusively on Amazon

Reliance Jio launches ‘Kumbh JioPhone’ as tribute to Kumbh – The world’s Largest Congregation of Pilgrims

JioPhone was launched with the objective of empowering every Indian with the power of digital services, especially those, who could not afford a smartphone. Standing true to its promise, JioPhone is back with yet another revolutionary innovation, the Kumbh JioPhone that will provide value that goes beyond the ordinary.

Source: Reliance Jio launches ‘Kumbh JioPhone’ as tribute to Kumbh – The world’s Largest Congregation of Pilgrims

Coolpad unveils its first India exclusive offline product “Note 6”

Coolpad unveils its first India exclusive offline productCoolpad has announced the launch of Coolpad Note 6 in India. India is the first country where Coolpad Note 6 has been launched. The smartphone is offline exclusive and extension to the Coolpad Note series in India. Coolpad Note 6 has a dual selfie camera with additional flash with a capability to capture 120-degree wide angle selfies, making it the first selfie-focused smartphone from the brand.

Coolpad Note 6 will be available in two variants in India – 4GB + 32 GB and 4GB + 64GB. These have been competitively priced at Rs.8,999 and Rs.9,999, respectively.

Note 6 is equipped with an 8MP + 5MP dual front camera for 120-degree wide angle selfies and has a beautiful arc style design with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution to ensure a great viewing experience and has Android 7.1. It has a super battery capacity of 4,070mAh and standby time of 350 hours and weighs only 170g. The phone also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset with 1.4GHz Octa Core processor….Read More