Alongside launching the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus, and Meizu 15 Lite smartphones, Meizu launched two new set of wireless earphones – dubbed the Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds and Meizu Halo Laser Earphones. The Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds are designed to rival the Apple AirPods and Samsung Gear IconX, while the Meizu Halo Laser Earphones are competing against models such as the Pixel Buds that are specifically aimed at sports enthusiasts. The Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds come with a price tag of CNY 499 (approximately Rs. 5,200) and the Meizu Halo Laser Earphones are priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500).
The Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds sport touch-sensitive controls to let users play, pause, or change songs with one tap. Users can also answer or reject calls or wake the voice assistant on devices running Flyme 7.0 by using the available touch-sensitive controls. The earphones have Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and come with an IPX5 rating that resists sweats.
Similar to AirPods and Gear IconX, the Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds come with a battery-equipped case that delivers an additional 12 hour of power via the built-in 700mAh battery. The earbuds separately have an 85mAh battery that lasts three hours on a single charge. The case notably includes a USB Type-C port and supports wireless charging.
Coming towards the Meizu Halo Laser Earphones, this pair of earphones sport Corning Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fibers that are illuminated by laser diodes designed by OSRAM. The laser diodes can be adjusted via a custom app and offer three modes, namely music mode, static mode, and flash mode. Furthermore, users can adjust the intensity or can turn the lights off to get an experience similar to regular earphones. The wireless earphones are rated with five hours of battery life when using the laser lighting effects at 50 percent of brightness, and when the lights are off, the earphones can last for 15 hours on a single charge.
Meizu Halo Laser Earphones
The Meizu Halo Laser Earphones come with an in-line remote that can be used to enable or disable the laser diodes or play/ pause or move music tracks forward/ backward. Besides, there is a micro-USB port, and the earphones come with aptX lossless audio.
The Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds and Halo Laser Earphones will go on sale in China starting April 29. However, availability and price details of the new earphones outside China are yet to be revealed.
Honor 20 Pro With Quad Camera Setup, Hole-Punch Display Launched
The Honor 20 series has finally been unveiled, and the most premium of the three phones is the Honor 20 Pro. The phone is equipped with a quad camera setup at the back and a 32-megapixel selfie senor for imaging and video shooting. It features a 6.26-inch hole-punch display, packs a large 4,000mAh battery, is powered by the Kirin 980 processor based on the 7nm process, and offers up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted. At the London launch, Honor also unveiled the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite.
Honor 20 Pro price
The Honor 20 Pro is priced starting at EUR 599 (roughly Rs. 46,500). The phone has been made available in Phantom Black and Phantom Blue colour options.
India pricing and availability is set to be announced on June 11. The phone will be sold on Flipkart online. Alongside the Honor 20 Pro, the company also launched the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite phones at its London event as well.
Honor 20 Pro specifications
As for specifications, the Honor 20 Pro runs on Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.1.0. The phone features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with 412ppi pixel density and 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 processor with dual-NPU and up to 8GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage is offered up to 256GB.
The Honor 20 Pro offers a quad camera setup that entails a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 snapper with f/1.4 aperture and a large 0.5-inch sensor. There’s a secondary 16-megapixel super-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 117-degree angle lens. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture that support 3x lossless optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, 30x digital zoom, and 4-axis OIS..
Lastly, the quad camera setup has a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture for 4cm near macro photography. Features include 4-axis OIS, AIS, EIS, PDAF, AI Ultra Clarity Mode, AIS Super Night Mode, and more. There is also laser autofocus. It supports up to 4K video recording. It has received an overall DxOMark score of 111, Honor announced at the event. Up front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture and 3D portrait lightning. It offers up to 1080p video recording, supported by EIS.
The Pro variant packs a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W Honor Super Charge support that touts to charge 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes. The dimensions of the phone are 154.60×73.97×8.44mm and it weighs 182 grams. The phone supports Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound technology, and comes with dual microphones. Sensors on board include proximity sensor, digital compass, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, hall-sensor, and gyroscope.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5, and USB 2.0. It supports GPU Turbo 3.0 and Graphene Cooling Sheet technology for intense gaming sessions. As mentioned, the Honor 20 Pro houses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the company also unveiled a Honor + Fortnite Wonder Outfit, exclusively for Honor 20 series users.
Roav by Anker Brings Alexa-Powered Smart Car Charger to India
Roav by Anker is finally entering the Indian market with the launch of its Alexa-enabled car charger – Viva Pro. The company claims that this is the first Alexa-enabled car charger to be released in the country. The Viva Pro has been priced at Rs. 5,490 and is already available via all major electronics and auto accessories stores in the country. It will also be offered via Amazon beginning June.
According to Roav by Anker, the Viva Pro smart car charger supports voice-controlled navigation, music streaming, voice-initiated calling, and a lot more, all using the Amazon Alexa capabilities. Given the availability of thousands of skills on Alexa, there is plenty that Viva Pro users can do with the smart car charger.
Viva Pro can be plugged into the cigarette lighter of your car and features two USB ports with high-speed charging support. It also packs two microphones with Acoustic Echo Cancellation to accurately hear every command being relayed by the user. The company notes that Viva Pro can hear both driver and passenger’s voice clearly even when music is being played in the car.
The smart car charger also comes with a physical button to mute the microphone and an LED that lights up when the device is actively listening to voice commands.
Roav by Anker Innovations says that Viva Pro can work with pretty much every car, thanks to the support for Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AUX-Out, and FM Transmission.
The debut of Roav by Anker follows the entry of Anker, Eufy, and Soundcore brands from the company in India. Anker Innovations made its entry in India in June last year with Eufy and Anker brands, and Soundcore followed later.
Gopal Jeyaraj – Head, India and SAARC said, “The smart home has grown at a fast clip, but there’s another space that we spend a whole lot of time living in “Our Car”, said Gopal Jeyaraj, Head, India and SAARC, Anker Innovations, said in a statement. “Roav by Anker Innovations offers products which will transform any car into connected smart car with its product line ranging from Dashcam’s, Voice-activated car charger and Jump Starter.”
Ananya calls SRK her ‘second dad’
‘Student Of The Year 2’ actress Ananya Panday, who is said to have called Shah Rukh Khan her “second dad” recently, got playful with the superstar’s youngest son AbRam.
Ananya showcased her ability to touch the tip of her nose with her tongue. She took to Instagram Stories and shared a video clip which also features AbRam.
In the video, she is seen teaching the little boy how to do the gorlin sign.
“Shocking him with my talent,” Ananya captioned the video. Ananya shares a close bond with SRK’s daughter Suhana and now with this video, it seems she also enjoys spending time with AbRam.