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Xiaomi-Backed Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch, Amazfit Cor Fitness Band Launched

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Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami has expanded its portfolio in India, and launched the AmazFit Pace and AmazFit Cor smartwatches in the country. The AmazFit Pace smartwatch comes with a round dial, and two colour strap options – Black and Red. The AmazFit Cor fitness band has a 1.23-inch display and comes in Black colour only. Both the wearables are exclusively available on Amazon for purchase. The AmazFit Pace is priced in India at Rs. 9,999 and the AmazFit Cor is priced in the country at Rs. 3,999.
Offers on Amazon India include a 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 100 on Visa debit card, credit card or ATM card. This offer is valid for the first two cashless orders on Amazon and will end on September 30. There is also a 10 percent cashback up to Rs. 50 using BHIM UPI or RuPay cards. This offer also lasts till September 30, and the cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance.
The AmazFit Pace, as mentioned, comes in two colour options, and while the Black variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, the Red variant is priced at Rs. 14,999. The Amazfit Pace comes with 2.4GB internal storage, stainless steel housing, built-in GPS, GLONASS, optical heart rate sensor, and can track distance, time, pace, calories, speed, elevation, and even sleep. It is touted to offer up to 11 days of battery life (basic use, 36 hours with continuous GPS and heart rate tracking) on single charge, and the smartwatch is equipped to provide notifications for incoming calls, messages, emails, and other apps, once paired with a smartwatch. The Amazfit Pace sports a 1.23-inch IPS LCD colour touch display with 2.5D Gorilla glass protection. It is IP67 certified, which means it can withstand dust, rain, splashing, and accidental submersion. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices both, and the onboard storage allows for music and media content to be played wirelessly via Bluetooth while the user is on a run without a phone.
Coming to the Amazfit Cor, the fitness band comes with an optical heart rate sensor, a sleep tracker, activity and sports tracker, and can survive in up to 50 metres of water. It can ascertain a 7-day weather forecast, manage alarms, timer, comes with a stopwatch, and packs about 12-days of battery life (100 messages per day, 50 times lift wrist, 1 hour run per week) from a single charge. It sports an IPS LCD colour touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and is compatible with iOS and Android devices both.
CP Khandelwal, Founder, PR Innovations, said in a statement, “We are very excited to bring Amazfit Pace and Cor in the country through our exclusive partnership with Amazon India. At PR Innovation, our retail strategy is to remain omnichannel making Amazfit products available for both online and offline shoppers. We are hopeful on receiving a positive response from India market post the incredible performance with Amazfit BIP and Amazfit Stratos last month.”


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Realme 3 Pro With 25-Megapixel Selfie Camera, Up to 6GB RAM Launched in India

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Realme 3 Pro is official. The Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Monday unveiled the new smartphone at a press event in New Delhi. The new Realme offering improves upon the Realme 3 by packing a better camera, faster SoC, and a larger display with a higher resolution among others. The Realme 3 Pro comes equipped with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC, while ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie handles things on the software side. The Realme 3 Pro comes in a trio of colours and also sports a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It will be competing with the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in the country, which currently retails starting Rs. 13,999. In addition to the Realme 3 Pro, the company also introduced the new Realme C2 budget smartphone.

Realme 3 Pro price, sale date, and launch offers

The Realme 3 Pro has been priced at Rs. 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, whereas the 6GB + 128GB variant carries a price tag of Rs. 16,999.

 

The Realme 3 Pro comes in Carbon Grey, Nitro Blue, and Lightning Purple colour options with a gradient finish. As far as availability is concerned, the Realme 3 Pro’s first sale will be conducted at 12pm (Noon) on April 29 via Realme online store and Flipkart. While the Carbon Grey and Nitro Blue colours will be available from day one, the Lightning Purple colour option will be released in May.

Ahead of the April 29 availability, Realme will also be organising a pop-up store at 04:30pm on April 27 in Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi, where the company will give the consumers a chance to purchase Realme 3 Pro before the first official sale.

According to Realme, the first 1,000 customers to buy the Realme 3 Pro on April 29 via the company’s online store will get free Realme Buds. Additionally, the Realme online store buyers will also be eligible for 15 percent supercash cashback (up to Rs. 1,500) on payment via Mobikwik.

The consumers getting the Realme 3 Pro via Flipkart will get flat Rs. 1,000 discount on payment via HDFC Bank credit cards, debit cards, and EMI transactions. The Flipkart buyers will also be eligible for no-cost EMIs up to six months.

Additionally, the Realme 3 Pro buyers, regardless of where they are purchasing the phone from, will get benefits worth Rs. 5,300 from Reliance Jio.

In addition to the Realme 3 Pro, Realme also launched the new Realme C2 at the event, which has been priced starting at Rs. 5,999.

Realme 3 Pro specifications, features

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 3 Pro runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie and packs a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) IPS display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass that is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla 5. The display has a peak brightness of 400 nits with a contrast ratio of 1200:1. Under the hood, the Realme 3 Pro draws power from the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, ticking alongside Adreno 616 GPU and up to 6GB of RAM.

Realme 3 Pro camera

In the imaging department, the Realme 3 Pro packs a 16-megapixel primary camera (IMX519 sensor) with f/1.7 aperture , paired with a 5-megapixel secondary camera (GC5035 sensor) with f/2.4 aperture. On the front is a 25-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture. Talking about camera features, the Realme 3 Pro brings support for 960fps super slow motion video recording, Ultra HD mode for capturing 64-megapixel images, and optimised Nightscape among others.

For authentication, the Realme 3 Pro packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone also comes with Widevine L1 certification to let users stream HD content from services like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix. Additionally, the phones features up to 128GB of onboard storage, which can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

The latest Realme offering’s connectivity suite includes Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz+5GHz), a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. The device comes equipped with a 4,045mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The dimensions of the Realme 3 Pro are 156.8×74.2×8.3 mm and it tips the scales at 172 grams.

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Blaupunkt SBWL-01 Soundbar With Wireless Subwoofer Launched

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After years of focusing on the car audio and in-car entertainment segments, Blaupunkt has taken on consumer audio in a big way. The company has launched various products including headphones, wireless portable speakers and soundbars in India, with competitive pricing. The latest product from Blaupunkt is the SBWL-01 soundbar, which is priced at Rs. 13,990. The new soundbar features wireless connectivity and also has a wireless soundbar included. The new soundbar will be available to buy both online and offline in the country.

The Blaupunkt SBWL-01 soundbar has a rated output of 200W, and comes with a wireless subwoofer. This means that the subwoofer can be placed away from the main speaker, and will receive its audio signal wirelessly. However, the subwoofer does still need to be plugged into power. The main speaker itself is a two-channel one with 3-inch drivers. The soundbar is also Dolby Digital tuned, promising better sound quality.

In terms of connectivity, the Blaupunkt SBWL-01 can be used with Auxiliary, Bluetooth, RCA, Optical, and HDMI ARC. This allows for various connectivity options when connected with either a TV or any other source device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer, for audio playback. The soundbar also has its own remote for ease of use.

 

The new Blaupunkt soundbar is available both online and offline, and can be purchased via Amazon, Flipkart, and a variety of other stores. The new soundbar is the latest in the range, which also includes the SBW-100 and SBW-02, which are also available on Amazon for under Rs. 10,000 right now. Blaupunkt had also recently launched new earphones, including the BTW-01 truly wireless earphones.

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Microsoft Starts Reminding Windows 7 Users to Upgrade, Recommends Buying a New PC

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Earlier last month, Microsoft had made it clear that it will start pushing notifications to Windows 7 users, asking them to upgrade their machines. Windows 7 users must upgrade to Windows 10 as Microsoft is set to end support for the operating system by January 2020. Some Windows 7 users have reported that they’ve started receiving such notifications. Such users can continue to use Windows 7 after the support period ends, but they’ll be putting themselves at risk.

The notification pop-up seems to appear when users boot up their Windows 7 machines. It reads, “After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is nearing an end.” This is the same notification that was reported earlier last month. Users on Reddit are claiming they’ve started receiving these notification pop-ups from April 18, 2019. The Reddit reports over Microsoft’s Windows 7 notification were first spotted by Windows Latest.

As of now, the users with Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Ultimate are receiving the notification. Enterprise users still have the option to use Windows 7 until 2023, while paying for Extended Security Updates (ESU).

 

The nagging notification can be turned off by checking the ‘Do not remind me again’ option on the bottom left-hand corner of the notification pop-up. In case users close the pop-up directly, the notification is likely to appear again.

Microsoft has linked a support page with the notification pop-up, explaining the end of support for Windows 7 and what options users have right now. The final security update for Windows 7 will be released on January 14, 2020.

The support page clarifies that without software and security updates, Windows 7 users will be prone to malware and viruses. Microsoft is asking users to switch to Windows 10 and claims it is ‘not recommended’ to install Windows 10 on your older device, and users should buy a new machine.

In case you’re still using Windows 7, you should look at upgrading your machine right away. You can upgrade to Windows 10 or switch to a Linux distribution of your choice.

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