This week has been an exciting one for all tech biggies and even a few Chinese companies too. If you haven't been able to go through our website for any important update then here is the weekly round up for the gadgets that have been launched in this week. Do scroll through and pen your thoughts in the comment box below.
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Meizu M1 Note: A Powerful Phablet
Meizu launched its M1 Note in India at Rs. 11,999. The company didn't host any launch event for the m1 note and only announced it through Twitter saying that the smartphone will be available in India from May 20 on Amazon.
The Meizu M1 Note flaunts a 5.5-inch 1080p display from Sharp/AUO with 76 percent screen-to-body ratio, it is powered by a 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor with eight Cortex-A53 64-bit CPUs with Mali-T760 GPU and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Flyme OS 4 on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Samsung sensor and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 69-degree wide viewing angle.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini: Blazingly Fast Smartphone
The second new brand of smartphones launched in India is actually is the separate Nubia sub-brand from Chinese manufacturer ZTE. The company launched its first device in the country under its Nubia brand dubbed the Nubia Z9 Mini at Rs. 16,999.
The smartphone was first launched in China in March as ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini for CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 15,000). In India, the pricing is little higher than we expected.
The Nubia Z9 Mini packs a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) OGS display with 74.1 percent screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Nubia UI 2.8.
It has 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 6p lenses, LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens with NeoVision 5.0 Camera UI.
Meizu MX4: Ubuntu Based Smartphone
At last, Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition went on sale in China at CNY 1,799. This is the company's second smartphone with Unbuntu Touch OS.
The smartphone has the same specs as the Android version that was launched in September last year. It sports 5.36-inch (1152×1920 pixels) IPS display and features 2.6mm slim bezels on the sides. The phone is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor. There is a 20.7-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera with 3100mAh battery
Oppo R7 And R7 Plus: New OS, Outstanding Performance
First up, Oppo announced Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus, two new smartphones in the R series. The Oppo R7 has a 5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display and runs on Color OS 2.1 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat), while the Oppo R7 Plus features a 6-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display and runs on Color OS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Both these smartphones are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU for the international variant.
The Oppo R7 and the Oppo R7 Plus come in Gold and Silver colors. The Oppo R7 is priced at CNY 2499 ($ 403 / Rs. 25680 approx.) and the Oppo R7 Plus is priced at CNY 2999 ($483 / Rs. 30,810 approx.) These smartphones will be available in China first and will roll out globally starting next month.
LG G4 Stylus And G4c: The More The Better
LG announced G4 Stylus and G4c, two new smartphones in the G4 series. The G4 Stylus with stylus pen was introduced as G Stylo in Korea, this packs almost similar specifications that include a 5.7-inch HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC and Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
It has 4G LTE connectivity, but the 3G variant is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor. It will come in 13-megapixel or 8-megapixel rear camera options with LED flash, Laser Auto Focus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 1GB RAM, instead of 1.5GB RAM in the Korean variant.
The LG G4c has a 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It also has 4G LTE support. Both these have G3 and G4-like buttons for power and volume on the back.
Videocon Infinium Z45 Nova+: Perfect And Budget Friendly
Videocon launched Infinium Z45 Nova+ at Rs. 4,900, the successor of Infinium Z45 Nova that was launched last year. It has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 5-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, similar to the Z45 Nova, but this is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor Spreadtum processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, instead of MediaTek processor and has a slightly bigger 1800mAh battery.
Lenovo S60: Rich Display And Good Camera
Lenovo launched S60, the company's latest smartphone in the S Series in India at Rs. 12,999. It packs a 5-inch HD IPS display, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual-SIM support and 3G connectivity.
Mango Man Teewe: Media Streaming Dongle
Mango Man, popular for its Teewe media streaming dongle, this week launched its compact Teewe 2 streaming stick with better specifications at Rs. 2,399.
Teewe lets you stream media from your Smartphone, Desktop, Mac or Chrome browser to your TV. The new Teewe 2 has a 1.6+ GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor with a Quad core GPU, compared to the Dual Core GPU on the first Teewe and has the same 1GB of DDR3 RAM. Last year the company partnered with Snapdeal to sell the dongle first, this time it has partnered exclusively with Amazon.in to sell the new streaming stick.
Panasonic Toughpad: Extremely Tough And Powerful
Panasonic this week launched new rugged smartphone in India dubbed the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 priced at Rs. 1,19,000 and Rs. 1,09,000, respectively.
The Toughpad FZ-E1 runs on Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld and is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) processor, and the Toughpad FZ-X1 runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro (APQ8064T) processor.
Apple MacBook Pro: Best Laptop
This week, Apple launched the updated 15-inch Retina display, Macbook Pro with Force Touch trackpad that was first introduced in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro earlier this year. It also gets faster PCIe-based flash storage, longer battery life that promises with up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing and optional AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics, from NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics.
Apple also introduced a new version of 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display with quad-core processors and AMD graphics that now starts at Rs. 1,59,900, compared to the Rs. 1,79,900 version that was launched last year.