Realme Magdart , company says it’s better than Apple Magsafe

Realme Magdart, the World’s First magnetic charging solution for Android.

The company claims that this Magdart is a lot faster than Apple Magsafe.

The Magdart Accessories contains a 15W Magdart Charger, which the company said is the thinnest magnetic wireless charger on the market. It can top up a battery from 0 to 100 per cent in 90 minutes, which is dramatically faster than MagSafe, which takes around 240 minutes.

Magdart 15 W Charger measures 3.9 mm only , which means it’s easy to carry.

But those who want even more faster-charging speed will have to compromise on portability. There is a 50W MagDart charger that looks like a box, has vents for heat dissipation, and uses a USB-C port for power input. Realme claimed that this MagDart solution with 50W output is similar to its 50W SuperDart charging technology, which means a 4500mAh battery will get full charge in around 54 minutes, much faster than Apple’s only MagSafe charger.

The biggest challenge for the 50W MagDart charger is overcoming high temperatures but to solve this, Realme uses an active air cooling system that keeps the mainboard and coil temperatures at a reasonable level with a compact fan that can quickly remove heat by drawing a large airflow into the charger so that it can maintain the charging power at a high level for a longer time.

WhatsApp getting new feature ” View Once ” for iphones

WhatsApp for iPhone has been updated with a new and a very nice feature “View Once ” feature. Now let me explain about this feature, so with this feature now sender can send a media file (photo or video) with the option that recipient can only see it once.

The new feature can be use by downloading the latest version of WhatsApp through App Store.

The update also changes the style of in-app message notifications.

However, this feature don’t restrict the recipient from taking a screenshot of media file and view it again and also screen recording can help to see video file again. So , this feature can’t be fully helpful.

Xiaomi Leads India Smartphone Shipments in Q2 2021, Realme Leads 5G Segment: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India grew 82 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach 33 million units in Q2 2021, according to Counterpoint. Xiaomi led the market with a 28.4 percent share of total shipments. The company is said to have registered its highest-ever average selling price (ASP) in a single quarter, and most of its success is attributed to the Redmi range. Samsung captured 18 percent smartphone shipments taking the second spot, while Vivo captured the third spot with 15 percent share. Counterpoint says that India’s smartphone market registered its highest-ever shipments in the first half of 2021 despite the challenges thrown in by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counterpoint has released its Q2 2021 smartphone shipment report. While Xiaomi, Samsung, and Vivo led the smartphone shipments category, Realme became the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India. Counterpoint said Realme was the top 5G smartphone brand with a 23 percent share of shipments.

In addition, OnePlus led the premium smartphone shipments (above Rs. 30,000) with a 34 percent share. Counterpoint said that the market declined 14 percent sequentially due to a fall in consumer sentiment during the second COVID-19 wave, but the decline was less than expected due to the resilient nature of the smartphone market.

The analyst firm said that the offline-centric brands got more affected during April and May as consumers could only shop online due to the lockdowns. Brands like Xiaomi and Realme, which are online-centric brands, leveraged its online reach. Chinese brands held a total of 79 percent share of shipments, said the report. Along with the Mi 11 series, the Redmi 9₹ 8,999 series and the Redmi Note 10 series drove the shipments for Xiaomi, while online-heavy Galaxy M-series and F-series drove the shipments for Samsung, according to Counterpoint.

Xiaomi captured the top four positions in the top five models list (by units shipped) with the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9 Power, Redmi Note 10, and Redmi 9, out of which the top three models registered more than a million shipments. The Redmi 9A has been the best-selling model for the last three quarters, the report said. Poco, Xiaomi’s sub-brand, registered a 480 percent YoY growth in shipments driven by its strong demand in the budget segment.

Counterpoint said that Samsung registered a 25 percent YoY growth. Galaxy M-series and F-series phones contributed 66 percent to shipments in Q2 2021, while the upper mid-tier (Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000) segment was driven by the strong performance of the Samsung Galaxy A32, the Galaxy A52, and the Galaxy F62. Vivo, on the other hand, grew 61 percent YoY and held the third position in Q2 2021. Realme grew 140 percent YoY in Q2 2021 and captured the fourth position in the Indian smartphone market. Oppo came in fifth with a 103 percent YoY growth and a 10 percent market share in Q2 2021.

Poco X3 GT With MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, Triple Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Poco X3 GT was launched in Malaysia and Vietnam on Wednesday as an upgraded version of the standard Poco X3 from September last year. The phone comes with impressive specifications especially for the price. It is offered in two RAM and storage configurations as well as three colour options. The Poco X3 GT packs a triple rear camera setup and a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek SoC and comes with a large battery that supports 67W fast charging. As anticipated, the smartphone is a rebrand of the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G that was launched in China back in May.

Poco X3 GT price

Poco X3 GT is priced at MYR 1,299 (roughly Rs. 22,800) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option and MYR 1,599 (roughly Rs. 28,000) for the 8GB + 256GB model. It is offered in Cloud White, Stargaze Black, and Wave Blue colours. The phone will go on a flash sale on August 3 and August 4 in Malaysia where it will be priced at MYR 1,199 (roughly Rs. 21,000) and MYR 1,399 (roughly Rs. 24,600).

As of now, there is no information on an India release for the Poco X3 GT. In Vietnam, the phone is offered in a single 8GB + 256GB model that is priced at VND 7,990,000 (roughly Rs. 25,800) which will be discounted to VND 6,990,000 (roughly Rs. 22,600) during the flash sale on August 5. As mentioned, Poco X3 GT is the rebranded variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G that was launched in China back in May.

Poco X3 GT Specifications

Poco X3 GT features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, paired with the Mali-G77 GPU. It comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

For photos and videos, the Poco X3 GT packs a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, there is a centrally located hole-punch cutout that houses a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.45 aperture for selfies and video calls.

RedmiBook India Launch Set for August 3, Xiaomi Reveals

RedmiBook India launch is set for August 3, Xiaomi confirmed via a media invite on Tuesday. The company teased the arrival of the first Redmi-branded laptop in India a few days ago and now the launch date has been confirmed. Xiaomi entered the laptop segment in India last year with the launch of the Mi Notebook range, and now the RedmiBook range is also entering the Indian market. It is likely to be priced aggressively and offer competitive specifications. In China, Xiaomi has already introduced RedmiBook, RedmiBook Air, and RedmiBook Pro models.

In its media invite, Xiaomi has confirmed that a new RedmiBook laptop is launching in India on August 3. This will be the first Redmi-branded laptop to launch in the country.

“Last year, Redmi became more than a smartphone brand with a phone-plus strategy. We have launched products that would complement your phone and your lifestyle, like power banks, earbuds, and smart bands. This year, we took a step further and ventured even into the smart television segment. And now, we have something very interesting coming up. Are you ready to #SuperStart life with #RedmiBook?” the company says in its invite.

The teaser poster attached with the invite shows a classic design with thick bezels around the display, especially at the bottom and top portions. While China has seen many RedmiBook models launches, there is no clarity on which model will make its debut in India. The Redmi Book series was first unveiled in China in 2019 and since then a host of options have launched in the home market. The most recent ones include the RedmiBook Pro 14 and RedmiBook Pro 15 laptops in both AMD Ryzen and 11th-generation Intel Core processor versions.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition to Launch in India Today: Expected Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is launching in the Indian market today. The company has announced that the phone will be unveiled at 12pm (noon) and the specifications have been teased, along with design. The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is a slight upgrade to last year’s Samsung Galaxy M21, and it is confirmed to have an improved camera. The camera module design at the back is also slightly different. The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is teased to pack a 6.4-inch sAMOLED display and it will have a rear fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition price in India, sale

The company has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is to launch today. The phone will be unveiled at 12pm (noon) with all its pricing information and availability. It has been listed on Amazon already and is likely to be available on the Samsung online store as well. The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is confirmed to be available in two colour options – Arctic Blue and Charcoal Black.

Launch offers of the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition will include 10 percent instant discount on HDFC Bank debit and credit cards, including EMI transactions. Users can hit the ‘Notify Me’ button on Amazon India to get updates.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition specifications

On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition will likely run on Android 11-based One UI software. It is teased to feature a 6.4-inch full-HD+ sAMOLED Infinity-U display. There’s a slight noticeable chin at the bottom of the display are the power and volume buttons are situated on the right spine of the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition has a triple camera setup at the back with a 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor. However, the other two camera sensors on the new phone are likely to be the same — 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and 5-megapixel depth sensor — as the Galaxy M21 launched last year.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is said to pack a 6,000mAh battery, similar to the Galaxy M21. Apart from this, the other specifications of the phones will be revealed soon when the phone launches today.

YouTube Acquires Indian Video Shopping App simsim, to Introduce E-Commerce Features in Future

YouTube has acquired Indian company simsim, the video giant announced through a blog post. Simsim is a short video shopping platform in India that enables e-commerce through videos. With the acquisition, YouTube says it aims to help small businesses and retailers in India to reach new customers. The simsim app will continue operating independently, while YouTube looks to work on ways to showcase simsim offers to its viewers, according to the post.

Google announced the acquisition through a blog post but did not reveal the financial details of the simsim acquisition.

The simsim platform enables e-commerce through videos — creators make videos of products, and viewers can then buy those products from local businesses, through the simsim platform. Video-driven e-commerce is a growing category, which recently saw another company, Firework, launch in this space.

Instagram has been a popular platform for small businesses to sell products online, and it appears that YouTube plans to build online video commerce in a similar manner with the simsim acquisition.On simsim, videos are available in three local languages: Hindi, Tamil, and Bengali. YouTube has not offered details on how it plans to introduce this video shopping feature on its platform. YouTube says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire simsim and expects to complete the transaction in the coming weeks.

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Amazon Prime Day sale on July 26 will offer discounts on Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Kindle

Amazon Prime Day sale is kicking off on July 26 and is going to be a two-day event, which means the sale ends on July 27. So, you have two days for shopping, and there are going to be huge discounts across product categories. In case you are looking for a smart speaker, a smart display, a Kindle, or a Fire TV, Amazon has something in store for you. The company’s wide range of Alexa-powered Echo speakers will go on sale at discounts and so will all Kindle and Fire TV models. You can get up to 50 per cent off on these products, according to Amazon.

Before I tell you about the Amazon offers on Echo, Kindle, and Fire TV products, let me quickly run you through the process that you need to follow to participate in the sale. As the name suggests, this sale is only for Prime members, which means that if you do not have an Amazon Prime subscription, you will not be able to buy products at Prime discounts. But fret not. You can buy Amazon Prime membership on both a monthly and yearly basis. It costs Rs 129 per month and Rs 999 per year and brings benefits such as two-day free delivery, Prime Video subscription, Kindle Prime Reading subscription, and Prime Music subscription, among others.

Now, let us get into the deals that will go live on July 26 on Amazon.

Deals on Echo speakers and smart displays

If you are looking for a smart speaker and looking forward to spending some enjoyable time with the ever-witty Alexa, Amazon is going to sell Echo speakers at discounts. The Echo Dot (4th Gen) will go on sale for Rs 3,xx9, according to the website. Now, this could be anywhere between Rs 3,009 and Rs 3,999, but this is definitely lower than the original cost of Rs 4,499. The Echo Dot With Clock will be up for grabs for Rs 4,xx9. This could also be anywhere between Rs 4,009 and Rs 4,999, but lower than the price of Rs 5,499. The Echo Show 5 smart display will also go up for sale at discounts.

Apart from these products that have their tentative price mentioned next to them, there are going to be discounts on other Echo products. They include the Echo Dot (3rd Gen), Echo Flex, Echo Input, Echo, and Echo Auto.

Deals on Fire TV

Amazon’s Fire TV is among the best ways to make your dumb TV smart. You just have to plug in the dongle and a smart TV experience appears on your TV. The deals include Rs 2,xx9 for the Fire TV Stick Lite, which, again, is a tentative price but it is going to be less than the Rs 3,999 original price. The Fire TV Stick 4K is also going to be up for grabs for Rs 3,xx9, which is at least Rs 2,000 less than Rs 5,999, the original price of the Fire TV Stick 4K. Amazon also sells a range of smart TVs that run the Fire TV operating system and it is called Fire TV Edition Smart LED TVs. You can grab one of them for as low as Rs 30,099, as opposed to the listed price of Rs 56,000.

Deals on Kindle

The Kindle e-reader is for people who like to read. Amazon is going to sell the Kindle e-reader for Rs 6,xx9, as opposed to the original cost of Rs 7,999. There are going to be discounts on other Kindle products, as well, such as the Kindle (10th Gen), Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, among others.

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