The Nubia Red Magic is all set to be available in the Indian market after the Diwali season early next month, Gadgets 360 has learnt. ZTE’s sub brand came up with this ambitious premium smartphone aimed at high-end gamers back in April this year, and followed it up with an official launch in August this year, also teasing the Red Magic’s India launch. Gadgets 360 has now learnt that the phone is coming to India after Diwali and would be launched under the Rs. 30,000 price segment. This would allow it to take on the OnePlus 6T that is due to launch in India on October 30. A second-gen Nubia Red Magic 2 has also been teased for launch in China.
Nubia Red Magic price in India, availability
The Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone is expected to debut in India at a price less than Rs. 30,000, as per information obtained by Gadgets 360. Additionally, the phone will be made available in the Indian market after the Diwali season. Nubia is looking to provide special offers for customers who pre-book the handset, sources informed us.
To recall, the Nubia Red Magic price starts at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 26,400) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant in the Chinese market and goes up to CNY 2,999 (about Rs. 31,600) for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model. The phone got a price tag of EUR 450 (roughly Rs. 37,600) in European markets at the IFA trade show this year.
Nubia Red Magic specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nubia Red Magic runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) LTPS TFT display panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a pixel density of 403ppi, and an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.1 inbuilt storage.
In the camera department, the Nubia Red Magic bears a single 24-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 0.9-micron pixel size, and 4K video recording support at 30fps. On the front, the handset sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixel size, and support for full-HD (1080p) recording at 30fps. There is a 3,800mAh battery under the hood with support for NeoPower 3.0 and Nubia fast charging capabilities.
Connectivity options on the Nubia Red Magic include 4G VoLTE, dual-band 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Dimensions of the phone are 158.1×74.9×9.5mm and weight is 185 grams.
Bose Frames AR Audio Sunglasses Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 21,900
Over a year after originally showcasing its audio AR sunglasses, Bose is bringing them to the Indian market. The company on Thursday announced that the sunglasses, which are simply known as Bose Frames, will go on sale beginning next week in the country alongside Bose Frames Lens Collection. The Bose Frames combine three functionalities into one device – premium sunglasses, wireless headphones, and audio AR features. The Bose Frames are the company’s first product to be based on the company’s AR platform.
The Bose Frames carry a price tag of Rs. 21,900 and will be offered in two universal styles – the larger Alto and the smaller Rondo. The Bose Frames Lens Collection of non-polarised and polarised lenses will retail at Rs. 1,990 and Rs. 2,990, respectively. The sales open June 20 via select resellers and Bose stores in the country.
The Bose Frames are essentially a pair of sunglasses that pack a tiny Bose audio system in the temples. This audio system effectively turns them into a wireless pair of headphones. The Bose Frames also include a microphone and multi-function button on the right temple for power and pairing, Siri and Google Assistant, calls and commands, or to pause and skip songs.
“With a proprietary open-ear design, they [Bose Frames] take micro-acoustics, voice control, and personal audio to an entirely new level, so users can stream music and information, take and make calls, and access virtual assistants from — while keeping playlists, entertainment, and conversations private,” Bose said in a statement.
Like many wearable devices, the Bose Frames act as a companion device to your smartphone and need the same for processing the information and connecting to the Web.
As we mentioned earlier, the Bose Frames will be released in two designs – Alto and Rondo. Alto is square and angled, whereas Rondo is round and smaller. Both can block up to 99 percent of UVA/UVB rays and weigh just 45 grams. The lenses can be easily popped out and replaced.
Apart from the audio capabilities, the Frames are also compatible with Bose’s AR platform. The Bose Frames don’t include any visual AR capabilities, but they can provide audio AR input to enhance your experience.
“[Bose Frames] knows where you are and what you’re facing using a 9-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your iOS or Android device — and automatically adds a layer of audio through Bose AR apps, connecting that place and time to endless possibilities for travel, learning, entertainment, gaming, and more,” Bose explained.
Bose AR apps can be downloaded using Bose Connect app and are only available for iOS right now. Android apps are being developed, according to the company’s website.
The company claims that onboard battery can last up to 3.5 hours for playback and up to 12 hours on standby. It can be fully recharged in less than two hours.
Novel device can quickly detect strokes
Scientists have developed a device that can monitor blood flow and help quickly diagnose and treat strokes.
A stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, occurs due to poor blood flow to the brain — a condition known as cerebral ischemia.
Its diagnosis must be done within the first few hours for treatment to be effective, researchers said.
The hybrid device, developed by researchers at the China Academy of Engineering Physics and Army Medical University in China, relies on a combination of to light measuring techniques which could diagnose cerebral ischemia non-invasively and faster than the techniques used currently.
“We can measure blood volume, blood oxygenation and blood flow using suitable near-infrared techniques,” said Liguo Zhu, from China Academy of Engineering Physics.
Zhu said that “near-infrared light penetrates one to three centimetres and allows researchers to probe under the skin.”
The working of the instrument relies on the combination of the near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopy, which analyses the light scattered from the tissues to calculate the amount of oxygen and blood within an area, and the diffuse correlation spectroscopy, which analyses fluctuation in the tissue-scattered lights to measure blood flow.
“Both techniques share the same detectors, which decreases the number of detectors compared to other instruments,” said Zhu.
“The team’s device can record a comprehensive profile of a body part’s hemodynamics, or blood circulation. Devices should measure as many ‘hemodynamic parameters’ as necessary to obtain an accurate diagnosis, as ‘the hemodynamics of stroke is complex’,” said Hua Feng, from Army Medical University.
Another advantage of the device is that it is cheap and compact, which would make more accessible to the people, and hence, help treatment, diagnosis and chances of stroke, researchers said.
Parineeti ‘still learning’ to play badminton
Actress Parineeti Chopra has not started shooting for ‘Saina’ yet and says she is still learning how to play badminton.
Parineeti on Thursday said that the shooting for the biopic will commence in October.
“Hi everyone, we have not started the shoot of ‘Saina’ yet. I am still learning how to play Badminton! We will start in October once I get better at it! Four months to go,” she tweeted.
Parineeti had replaced actress Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, which is being directed by Amole Gupte.
She will next be seen in ‘Jabariya Jodi’ along with actor Sidharth Malhotra. The film is scheduled for release on August 2. Directed by Prashant Singh, ‘Jabariya Jodi’ is based on ‘Pakadwa Vivah’ (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar.