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Moto G64 5G Launched In India

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Motorola has debuted the new Moto G64 5G in India. It is the world’s first smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 7025 chipset, which succeeds the Dimensity 7020. The handset’s other highlights include a 6000mAh battery, Android 14 out-of-the-box, and much more. Here’s what Motorola is offering its users with the Moto G64 5G.

The Moto G64 5G will be available for Rs 14,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model and Rs 16,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant in India. HDFC Bank card users can get up to Rs 1,100 off on the Moto G64 5G, or buyers can opt for a Rs 1,000 additional bump-up on exchange value on Flipkart.

The device will be available on the e-commerce platform, Motorola’s website, and leading retail stores from April 23. It’ll be available in Ice Lilac, Pearl Blue, and Mint Green shades.

The Moto G64 5G sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a punch-hole cutout and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7025 octa-core Chipset paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage that is further expandable up to 1TB. The phone runs on Android 14-based MyUX 5.0 custom skin out of the box.

The Moto G64 5G has a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 50MP f/1.8 main sensor with OIS and an 8MP ultra-wide angle f/2.2 lens with LED Flash. There is also a 16MP f/2.4 front camera for selfies and video chats. The Moto G64 5G packs a 6000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port for charging. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor for Biometrics and Dolby Atmos-powered stereo speakers are also present. The handset is also IP52-rated.

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Nothing Phone (2a) Blue India exclusive edition launched

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Nothing has launched a new blue variant of its latest lower-end mid-ranger, the Nothing Phone (2a), in India. The new Nothing Phone (2a) Blue is an India-exclusive edition of the handset. Nothing is also running an offer for the new edition of the Phone (2a) and here’s everything you’d want to know about it.

The new Phone (2a) is now available in Blue colour as an India-exclusive option for the device. It is a dark blue shade with the same design as the black and white models. The glyph LEDs are also present in the same location. When we reviewed the black version of the Nothing Phone (2a), we appreciated the unique design language of the smartphone along with the usefulness of the Glyph LEDs.

Those who haven’t purchased the device can consider buying the new Blue variant instead of the regular black and white versions which adds touch of uniqueness as well as exclusivity.

Nothing Phone (2a) Blue is available in the same variants as the other colours, including 8GB + 128GB priced at Rs 23,999, 8GB + 256GB priced at Rs 25,999 and 12GB + 256GB priced at Rs 27,999. However, one can get it for Rs 19,999 on the first day of sale only, post which it will revert back to its original price. The handset will go on sale on May 2, at 12PM on Flipkart.

The Nothing Phone (2a) sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen with a Resolution of 1084 x 2412 pixels, HDR10+, up to 1300 nits brightness, 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Nothing device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro mobile platform, paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage.

On the front, it gets a 32-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. The Nothing Phone (2a) has launched with a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 50-megapixel f/1.88 OIS-assisted primary camera and a 50-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera. It supports Ultra XDR technology as well. The device packs a 5000mAh battery with 45W Fast charging support.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1 + L5), USB Type-C, and NFC. There’s an in-display optical fingerprint sensor for security. The device runs on Nothing OS 2.5 based on Android 14 and will get updates till Android 17 along with 4 years of security patches.

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MediaTek launches Dimensity 9300+ with support for Google Gemini Nano, Meta Llama

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MediaTek has launched the Dimensity 9300+, a new chipset designed for flagship smartphones. While a modest upgrade in specifications compared to the Dimensity 9300, the new chip focuses on improved on-device AI processing and broader support for large language models (LLMs).

The chip is compatible with various LLMs, including Google’s Gemini Nano and Meta’s Llama 2 and 3. MediaTek claims this broad LLM compatibility, coupled with its on-device LoRA (Low-Rank Approximation) Fusion technology, will foster a rich ecosystem of generative AI applications.

In fact, the Dimensity 9300+ is claimed to be the industry’s first to achieve high-speed operation for specific LLMs. MediaTek touts a speed of 22 tokens/second for Meta’s Llama 2 7B model.

Beyond AI, the Dimensity 9300+ promises power efficiency improvements. It reportedly reduces power consumption by 20% for specific gaming scenarios. The chipset also integrates a “star speed engine” to optimize network connectivity and supports dual network concurrency.

Technical Specifications
Built on a 4nm process, the Dimensity 9300+ packs an octa-core CPU with one high-performance Arm Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.4 GHz, three additional Cortex-X4 cores clocked at 2.85 GHz, and four Cortex-A720 cores running at 2.0 GHz.

The chipset features MediaTek’s new NeuroPilot technology for improved AI processing. The APU 790 AI engine allows for running LLMs with varying parameter sizes, from 1 billion to 33 billion. Notably, it is said to have double the speed of competing solutions for 7 billion parameter LLMs.

For gamers, the Dimensity 9300+ integrates a second-generation hardware raytracing engine with an Arm Immortalis-G720 GPU.

The chipset also includes MediaTek’s Imagiq 990 ISP for improved camera capabilities and MiraVision 990 for improved visual content processing.

In terms of connectivity, the Dimensity 9300+ boasts a 5G R16 modem with support for Sub-6GHz networks and downlink speeds of up to 7Gbps.

Availability
The Vivo X100S will be the first device to use the Dimensity 9300+. Additionally, the upcoming iQOO Neo9S Pro, slated for release this month, will also be equipped with the new chipset.

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Nokia 3210 (2024) 4G feature phone launched with FM radio, MP3 player & Cloud app support

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This release follows closely after HMD Global introduced three other Nokia feature phones—Nokia 215, 225, and 235—priced between €59 and €79. The Nokia 3210 (2024) shares many specifications with these models but stands out with its nostalgic design and unique color choices: Grunge Black, Y2K Gold, and Subba Blue.

Nokia 3210 pricing & availability
Priced at EUR 89, this feature phone is currently available in Germany, Spain, and the UK, with plans to expand to other regions including the EU, Africa, India, the Middle East, and select APAC countries.

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Nokia 3210 specs:
The new Nokia 3210 is equipped with a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display and a QVGA resolution. It features a 2MP main camera with an LED flash. The phone operates on the S30+ system and is powered by the Unisoc T107 chipset, accompanied by 64MB RAM and 128MB storage, expandable to 32GB via microSD card.

For connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth 5.0 and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C for charging. It boasts a removable 1,450mAh battery capable of providing up to 9.8 hours of talk time. Additional features include FM radio, MP3 player, and the classic Snake game, as well as access to Cloud Apps like YouTube Shorts, news, and weather updates.

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Vivo emerged as the top smartphone brand in India according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC). India’s smartphone market shipped 34 million units in the first quarter of 2024, reflecting an 11.5% year-over-year growth.

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HMD unveils the Pulse+ Business Edition smartphone

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Human Mobile Devices (HMD) has launched its inaugural business smartphone, the HMD Pulse+ Business Edition. Designed with corporations in mind, this device promises a blend of sustainability, enhanced security, and cost-effectiveness.

Long-Term Security and Warranty Support

A standout feature of the HMD Pulse+ Business Edition is its five-year security update program and three-year warranty, ensuring businesses can rely on the device for secure, continued use over an extended period of time.

Efficient Manageability with FOTA Service

Accompanying HMD’s latest smartphone is the introduction of the Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) service. This remote management tool enables corporations to control and update Android™ firmware centrally, streamlining the process and ensuring security patches and software updates can be applied with ease.

Repairability and Downtime Reduction

Downtime caused by device repairs can impair a business’s operations. HMD addresses this issue with the pulse+ Business Edition’s easy-to-repair design. Users can quickly remedy common hardware issues without specialized tools or engineering degrees by accessing spare parts and step-by-step guides through the HMD Repair Hub on iFixit.

Data Safety and European Data Storage Standards

Understanding the critical role of data security in the business environment, HMD has included features like network lock, PIN-only power off, and encryption to provide peace of mind. It also adheres to the stringent EU data protection regulations by centralizing client data storage and processing on the Google Cloud Platform within Europe.

Specifications and Availability

The HMD Pulse+ Business Edition, sporting a 6.56 inch HD+ display, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a 5000mAh battery, is now available in a stylish Midnight Blue. Its cameras boast a 50MP rear and an 8MP front setup. Alongside the device, the HMD FOTA tool is also now accessible.

Context and Relevance of Business-Focused Smartphones

The HMD Pulse+ Business Edition launch comes at a time when the enterprise mobile market is seeing significant growth. As businesses aim to enhance productivity and ensure data security, the demand for mobility solutions that cater to specific corporate needs grows. Such a specialized approach aligns with the evolving work landscape characterized by remote and hybrid work arrangements.

Important Aspects to Consider

– What is the target market of the HMD Pulse+ Business Edition?
– How does the device differentiate itself from other enterprise smartphones?
– What are the security features included in the phone’s software?

Key Challenges and Controversies

A potential challenge for HMD could be competing with established players who have a strong foothold in the enterprise market. Moreover, the promise of a five-year security update program raises questions about how HMD will adapt to rapidly changing cybersecurity threats over this period.

Advantages of the HMD Pulse+ Business Edition

Extended Security and Warranty: The security update program and warranty support offer a sense of longevity and stability for businesses.
Repairability: The ability to self-repair devices can lower the total cost of ownership and reduce environmental impact by extending the lifespan of the hardware.
FOTA Service: Centralized firmware management simplifies IT operations and maintains security across all devices.

Disadvantages of the HMD Pulse+ Business Edition

Market Competition: It may have difficulty standing out in the crowded enterprise smartphone market.
Costs: Organizations with tighter budgets may find it challenging to invest in new hardware offerings, despite the long-term cost savings.

For more information on HMD’s offerings, visit their official website by clicking here. Please note that I cannot verify the URL validity as I can’t access the current state of the web, so make sure to validate the link before using it.

In summary, HMD’s venture into the business smartphone segment with the Pulse+ Business Edition aims to meet the niche demands of businesses regarding security, durability, and efficient manageability while facing the industry’s inherent challenges.

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Realme GT 6T launches as India’s first Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 phone

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Realme today revived its GT series in India with the launch of the Realme GT 6T. The heart of the Realme GT 6T is the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset. It’s India’s first phone with this SoC with benchmark scores exceeding over 1.5 million on AnTuTu.

It’s paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5x RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The phone is kept cool by a 9-layer ice-cooling vapor chamber covering a total area of 10,014mm².

The Realme GT 6T runs on the latest Android 14 with Realme UI and has some exclusive software features of its own to extract the most of the SoC.

You get a Geek Power Tuning mode that let’s you customize CPU and GPU frequency, and GT Mode 5.0, which offers AI frame stabilization, atomic-level resource scheduling, and GPU heterogeneous rendering for maintaining a high frame rate with minimal fluctuations.

Realme isn’t holding back when it comes to the display either. The GT 6T features a stunning 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a remarkable 6,000 nits peak brightness. This is the brightest smartphone display on the market.

But note that, that’s the peak, the typical global maximum brightness of 1600 nits and a manual maximum brightness of 1000 nits for everyday use.

Additionally, the 8T LTPO technology allows for a variable refresh rate that dynamically adjusts between 1Hz and 120Hz, optimizing smoothness while saving battery life. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 offers protection against everyday bumps and scratches.

The rear setup features a dual-camera system with a 50-megapixel Sony LYT-600 main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide lens while there is a 32MP selfie shooter on the front for selfies.

Realme GT 6T is also a heavy-battery phone, packed with a 5500mAh battery with support for 120W SuperVOOC charging. The charger is included in the box.

Moreover, the phone is promised to get 4 years of software updates and 3 years of OS updates. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.4 and Wi-Fi 6, and both SIM cards support 5G standby.

Realme GT 6T is available in Fluid Silver and Razor Green colors and starts at Rs 30,999 for the base 8/128GB variant. The 8/256GB model retails for Rs 32,999 and the higher-tier 12/256GB and 12/512GB variants are priced at Rs 35,999 and Rs 39,999, respectively.

The phone will be available for purchase via Realme stores, Amazon India, and retail stores near you beginning May 29 at 12 noon.

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POCO F6 with Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, F6 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launched in Global Markets

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POCO has unveiled the F6 series smartphones in the global markets. It includes the POCO F6 and POCO F6 Pro. Notably, the Indian market gets only the standard model. The F6 and F6 Pro are rebranded variants of the Redmi Turbo 3 and Redmi K70 Pro that are available in China. This isn’t surprising because POCO phones are rebadged versions of Redmi devices.

The POCO F6 and F6 Pro sport a 6.67-inch OLED display integrated with a fingerprint scanner and a 120Hz refresh rate. The former has a 1.5K resolution and a 2,400 nits peak brightness whereas the latter bears a 2K resolution with 4,000 nits peak brightness. The screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass Victus. Both phones have a flat frame. The standard model has two protruding camera rings while the pro model features a rectangular island.

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In the imaging department, the POCO F6 has a dual rear camera setup of a 50MP Sony LYT-600 OIS-enabled main sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Meanwhile, the K70 Pro features triple rear cameras comprising of a 50MP OIS main lens, a 2MP macro unit, and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. Up front, the standard and pro models have 20MP and 16MP selfie snappers. Both phones come with AI features like object eraser and more.

Under the hood, the POCO F6 is powered by a Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor. On the other hand, the F6 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The former packs up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage whereas the Pro model maxes out at up to 16GB and 1TB RAM and storage respectively. There is a heat dissipation system onboard. The POCO F6 duo are backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit. The standard variant supports 90W charging whereas the pro model maxes out at 120W. Software-wise, the POCO F6 series ships with HyperOS-based Android 14 out of the box.

In India, the POCO F6 starts at Rs 29,999 for the 8GB + 256GB variant whereas the 12GB + 256 costs Rs 31,999. There is also a 12GB + 512GB option that is priced at Rs 33,999. It will be available for purchase starting May 29 from Flipkart in the country. The smartphone is offered in Titanium Glow, Classic Black, and Everland Green colors.

In the global markets, the POCO F6 costs $379 and $429 for the same configurations. The 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB variants of the F6 Pro are priced at $499 and $549 respectively. The highest 16GB + 1TB option carries a price tag of $629.

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OPPO F27 Pro+ Launched In India

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OPPO has launched a new smartphone in India dubbed F27 Pro+. The new F-series smartphone from Oppo is one of its toughest devices ever made, thanks to the new IP69 rating which makes it waterproof. It also gets Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front along with what Oppo claims is a damage-proof 360-degree armour body. Here are all the details about the device.

OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED curved panel with up to 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection, up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, 950 nits peak brightness and a 394 ppi. The device sports up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor. It runs on ColorOS 14 based on Android 14.

The OPPO handset has a 64-megapixel f/1.7 main sensor, plus a 2MP f/2.4 portrait sensor. There’a an 8MP f/2.0 front-facing sensor. It gets a 5000mAh battery with 67W Fast charging support. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS, and a USB-C port. The handset is also IP69 rated and has stereo speakers.

The F27 Pro+ from the Oppo is priced at Rs 27,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model while the 8GB + 256GB model retails for Rs 29,999 in India. It comes in Dusk Pink and Midnight Navy colour options and will ship from June 20. The device is currently available to pre-order via the brand’s own online store and Flipkart. Users can also get up to Rs 2,799 off when using SBI, ICICI or HDFC bank cards.

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