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Xiaomi’s Redmi launches smart band in India

New Delhi: Chinese tech giant Xiaomi on Tuesday launched ‘Redmi Smart Band’ in the India market for Rs 1,599. The smart band sports a 2.7 cm coloured LCD touch display. It features USB direct charging, allowing the band to be charged directly from any USB Type-A port. “In today’s times, it is important for one to prioritise fitness and wellness. Redmi Smart Band brings with it the functionalities to do just that by covering all possible fitness activities of an individual,’’ Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer, Mi India, said in a statement. The straps on Redmi Smart Band are interchangeable with four colour options – black, green, blue and orange. The band comes with five different modes of tracking, outdoor running, treadmill, cycling, walking and freestyle exercise. Paired with continuous heart rate monitoring, it also brings weather updates, music control, notification alerts and call rejection directly to the wrist. All these functions are accessible via Xiaomi Wear and Xiaomi Wear Lite apps which are available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The device is available starting 9 September across, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios, the company said.

Samsung may launch budget model of Galaxy S20 in Q4

Seoul: Samsung is likely to release a budget model of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S20 in the fourth quarter of this year as the company tries to boost its mobile sales amid the pandemic. The handset, tentatively named Galaxy S20 FE, is likely to be a new addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 series that made its debut in February. “Sources said the 5G-supporting Galaxy S20 FE is expected to be launched in South Korea no later than November as local telecom operators started network compatibility tests with the device,” reports Yonhap news agency. The price of the Galaxy S20 FE is estimated to be around $670 or a tad more, according to the sources. The standard Galaxy S20 was launched with a price tag of a little over $1,000.

 Motorola’s new range of soundbars, home theatres

 New Delhi: Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Monday launched AmphisoundX range of Soundbars and Home Theatres on e-commerce platform Flipkart. The company unveiled two new variants of Motorola AmphisoundX Soundbars — fully wireless 200W 5.1 soundbars with a subwoofer along with surround sound speakers and a 100W Soundbar. Priced at Rs 14,999 for the 200W variant and Rs 7,499 for the 100W model, the Motorola AmphisoundX Soundbars will be available from 14 September. The Motorola AmphisoundX 200W Soundbar comes with a glass top touch panel, a wireless subwoofer and wireless surround-sound speakers. It features a 72W soundbar with 6x 2.75-inch front-firing drivers; a built-in digital signal processor (DSP) and an amplifier. The device also comes with HDMI ARC and Optical connectivity enabled for 4K audio and 5.1 channel. Users will also have an option to select their desired sound effects using the hotkeys on the remote.

Honor unveils notebook, smartwatches at IFA 2020

Berlin: Honor on Thursday announced an all-new notebook MagicBook Pro along with two new smartwatches Watch GS Pro and Watch ES at the 2020 IFA technology conference here. The MagicBook Pro comes with preinstalled Microsoft Windows 10, features a 16.1- inch FullView display and houses AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, with integrated Radeon Graphics and 6 cores and 12 threads. “With an ultra-fast 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage drive and 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, the MagicBook Pro guarantees blistering data speeds when reading and transferring files,” the company said in a statement. The MagicBook Pro (16+512GB) will be available from 7 September, the company said. The Watch GS Pro is a rugged smartwatch with 25-day battery life. Supported by built-in dual satellite positioning systems, the smartwatch is equipped with route back function and route deviation alert to help users explore their potential without worries.