OnePlus Nord Launched in India: Price, Features, Specifications And Offers

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • OnePlus Nord Launched, will be available starting from Rs. 24,999
  • It comes with a hole-punch display design and flaunts quad cameras at the back.
  • OnePlus Nord is powered by a Snapdragon 765G SOC.

 

The wait is over. OnePlus Nord has finally been launched in India, Yes, you heard right. OnePlus India has launched its most affordable Nord smartphone via an AR launch event today. The company has introduced phone in three distinct configurations- Rs 24,999 for 6GB RAM/64GB variant that is exclusively to the country, Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB RAM/128GB and Rs 29,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant.

Moreover, the phone will be available in two colour options- Blue Marble and Gray Onyx; however, only the 8GB and 12GB RAM variants will get both options, the base variant will only be sold in Gray Onyx colour. The phone will be made available starting August 4 via Amazon and OnePlus.in, however, only the 8GB and 12GB RAM variants will be offered initially. The 6GB + 64GB version will be made available in September.

Alongside the OnePlus Nord, OnePlus has introduced the OnePlus Buds as its first truly wireless (TWS) earbuds with a price tag of Rs. 4,990.

Specifications and features of OnePlus Nord in short-

OnePlus Nord: Specifications

Design– The phone looks pretty amazing as, despite the affordable price tag, the company has given it an amazing and beautiful look. The phone includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as back. On the front, it has dual selfie cameras inside the punch hole.

Display: OnePlus Nord comes with 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display is rated to provide 408ppi pixel density. In addition to these, special features such as Night Mode, Reading Mode, and Video Enhancer have been provided for a better experience.

Read Also- Samsung Galaxy M01s Launched In India, Price and Specifications Are Here

Front cameras: The phone is featured with a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 sensor selfie camera.

Rear cameras: A 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 primary sensor. This is placed right next to an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with 119 field-of-view (FOV), a 5-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel depth sensor unit.

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Chipset: The phone is powered by the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor with 5G support.

RAM: It gets 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM

Storage: Three options between 64GB, 128GB and 256GB UFS 2.1 storage.

Battery: It has a 4115 mAh rechargeable battery on-board with support for fast 30-watt recharge via the USB Type-C port.

The company is also providing offers to its customers as buyers will get Rs. 2,000 discounts with purchases made using major banks. Additionally, the buyers will also get Rs. 6,000-worth of benefits from Reliance Jio.

OnePlus Nord Full Specifications-

General

Brand OnePlus
Model Nord
Release date 21st July 2020
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.30 x 73.30 x 8.20
Weight (g) 184.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4115
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging No
Colours Blue Marble, Gray Onyx

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.44
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 20:9

Hardware

Processor 2.4GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.45)
Pop-Up Camera No
Front autofocus No
Front flash No

Software

Operating system Android 10
Skin OxygenOS 10.5

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.10
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Face unlock Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 To Launch In India Today, Watch The Launch Event Live

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Redmi Note 9 will be launched in India today.
  • The upcoming Redmi smartphone will be featured with similar specifications as Redmi Note 9 Pro has.
  • Indian Redmi Note 9 will be priced under Rs 15000.

Redmi India is all set to launch its Redmi Note 9 in India today. Earlier this year, the company launched two smartphones in Note 9 Series- Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. However, Redmi Note 9 with 3 GB RAM has already made its global debut back in May. The company will be launching this phone via a virtual event at 12 PM today. The smartphone will be sold via Amazon India and Mi.com.


How You Can Watch The Live Updates-

The launch event will start at 12 pm today. You can tune in to the company’s YouTube Channel and social media platforms to watch the Livestream.

Redmi Note 9 Expected Specifications-

The upcoming Redmi Note 9 will likely be having the same features as the one that was launched in May this year. The smartphone is expected to be featured with a 6.53-inch full HD+ display with a 1080×2340 pixel resolution that has a punch hole on the top left corner.

This smartphone is expected to come with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset paired along with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 128 GB storage. As per some reports, this smartphone may come with 6GB RAM in India. Further, in this phone, you may get a 5,020 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It is likely to run on Android 10 based MIUI 11.

Read Also- OnePlus Nord Will Be Launched In India On 21st July

If talk about the camera, the new Note 9 is expected to come with a quad rear camera set up just like other phones in this series. It may come with a 48 MP + 8 MP ultra-wide sensor + 2 MP depth sensor + a 2 MP macro sensor. For selfies, you might get a 13 MP front camera. It also gets a USB-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC for select markets, and an IR blaster.

As for pricing, the new Redmi Note 9 is expected to get a price tag under Rs 15,000. However, the real price of this smartphone will reveal only after the launching program.

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Samsung Galaxy M01s Launched In India, Price and Specifications Are Here

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung has launched the Galaxy M01s in India.
  • The M01s has been launched at a price of Rs 9,999.
  • The smartphone brings a dual camera set-up.

 

Korean smartphone maker Samsung has launched an affordable smartphone in its M series named Samsung Galaxy M01s in India. This smartphone is available at a price of Rs 9,999 for the single 3GB + 32GB storage variant. Moreover, the new Galaxy M01s is an upgraded version of the Galaxy M01 launched in India in June 2020, which has received minor upgrades such as a larger display and improved camera quality.

In addition to these, there are a few other new features that make it the best smartphone in this segment. This phone is available in two colour options — Light Blue and Gray. Users can purchase this smartphone via Samsung’s offline retail stores, Samsung.com, and other e-retailers like Amazon India.

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In terms of hardware, the Galaxy M01s sports a 6.2-inch HD+TFT, Infinity-V display with a resolution of 720×1,280 pixels. Samsung India also claims that the display size makes it an ideal smartphone for playing games, watching videos, browsing, and more. The phone is 7.8mm in thickness, making it one of the sleekest Samsung devices in the segment.

The new Samsung Galaxy M01s is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) processor, which will provide better performance than its older version. It comes with 3GB of RAM and runs Android 9 Pie. It has a 4000mAh battery.

Read Also- Samsung Galaxy A71: Full Review

Talking about the camera, this smartphone features a dual rear camera setup (13-megapixel primary and a 2-megapixel) which ensures amazing photo quality. Apart from this, this smartphone has an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It comes with a range of filters and stamps for making your photos stand out.

In terms of connectivity, this dual-sim smartphone features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB port, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Galaxy M01s also has a Dolby Atmos Technology that provides users a surround sound experience. This smartphone provides advanced security as it features a face unlock and a fingerprint sensor at the back to unlock the phone.

OnePlus Nord Design Revealed, Will Be Available For Pre-Booking on Amazon India

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • OnePlus Nord will go on pre-orders at 1:30pm today via Amazon.
  • OnePlus Nord is the company’s upcoming budget smartphone.
  • The phone will be launched on July 21 in India via an AR launch event.

 

OnePlus is all set to launch its most affordable phone OnePlus Nord in India on 21st July along with the company’s first-ever truly wireless earbuds called OnePlus Buds. The pre-booking for this smartphone will start today at 1:30 pm IST on Amazon India. Along with the pre-booking the company also offering benefits worth Rs. 5000 for the buyers.

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This smartphone will launch in the Indian market in two color options and carry no IP rating, confirmed by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei in an interview. CEO Carl Pei, company CEO, in a recent interview with the famous YouTuber has confirmed the design elements of the smartphone. Thus, the gray-ish variant has recently been seen in a video shared by the company. Pei also showed the earlier prototypes of the smartphone that had an L-shaped camera design.

Also Read- Top 10 Smartphones Under 15000 With Best Camera Quality (July 2020)

Co-founder Carl Pai told during the interview that OnePlus Nord has not received an IP rating. It costs $ 15 (about Rs 1,100) per device to get an IP rating. He further explained that the headphone jack is also not provided in this smartphone.

OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus Nord will power by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and come with an AMOLED screen. In the video, dual selfie cameras and the quad rear cameras can clearly be seen, along with the USB Type-C port on the bottom. However, other features of this smartphone have not been reported yet.

MG Hector Plus Launched In India, Details Are Here

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The MG Motor has launched a new six-seater car Hector Plus SUV in India at a starting price of Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom India). This car has been launched in four variants (Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp) in the Indian market. This new SUV is basically a 6-seater model of the 5-seater Hector SUV and it is priced at a premium over the corresponding variants of the 5-seater Hector which costs between Rs 12.84 lakh and Rs 17.89 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

The engines of the Hector Plus are derived from the 5-seater Hector SUV. These include 1.5-liter petrol, 1.5-liter petrol hybrid and 2-liter diesel engine. Both petrol engines generate 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, while the diesel engine variant generates 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque.

A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard with all three engines. There is also the option of a dual-clutch automatic gearbox with a hybrid petrol engine.

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If talk about features, this new 6-seater gets captain seats in the middle row with slide and recline function. For passenger comfort, this car has features like a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, all three-row AC vent, LED lighting, cruise control, and keyless entry in all variants. At the same time, the top model of Hector Plus gets features such as panoramic sunroof, ten leather upholstery, auto climate control, 360-degree camera, multi-color ambient lighting, and 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster. MG has added a new kick-to-open feature for the powered tailgate of the Hector Plus. Hector Plus also has the i-smart connected car technology of MG Motor.

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In terms of safety, the Plus is equipped with dual front airbags, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, LED tail lamps & LED fog lamps, ISOFIX child seat anchors, traction control and electronic stability control. The top-spec variant gets six airbags, heated ORVMs, and auto headlamps as well.

Let’s take a look at its safety features, the Hector Plus comes equipped with next-generation safety components that include dual front airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, rear parking camera, traction control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, front & rear parking sensors, and many more. The top variant gets six airbags, heated ORVMs, and auto headlamps as well.

Here’s the full price list (ex-showroom, India):

— Hector Plus Petrol Style MT – Rs 13.49 lakh

— Hector Plus Petrol Smart DCT – Rs 16.65 lakh

— Hector Plus Petrol Sharp DCT – Rs 18.21 lakh

— Hector Plus Petrol Hybrid Sharp MT – Rs 17.29 lakh

— Hector Plus Diesel Style MT – Rs 14.44 lakh

— Hector Plus Diesel Super MT – Rs 15.65 lakh

— Hector Plus Diesel Smart MT – Rs 17.15 lakh

— Hector Plus Diesel Sharp MT – Rs 18.54 lakh

According to MG Motor India, both Petrol and Diesel variants of Hector Plus will be produced subject to orders. All these prices are introductory prices and will remain effective till August 13, after which they will shoot up by up to Rs 50,000.

MG Hector Plus- Specifications

Engine 1.5-litre Petrol
1.5-litre Petrol Hybrid
2.0-litre Diesel
Power (HP) 143 HP (Both Petrol Variants), 170 HP (Diesel Engine)
Torque (Nm) 250 Nm (Both Petrol Variants), 350 Nm (Diesel Engine)
Fuel Type Petrol, Diesel
Dimensions 4655mm x 1835mm x 1760mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Transmission 6-speed MT

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Instagram Begins Rolling Out TikTok-like Feature Reels In India: Here’s How To Use It

Instagram Begins Rolling Out TikTok-like Feature Reels In India

After banning the most popular short-video making app TikTok, among 58 other Chinese apps in India, Instagram has introduced TikTok-like feature REELS in India to target users who love making short videos. This came a day after the Indian Government banned TikTok in India. This feature is now live on Instagram and users can use it to make and share short videos just like that on TikTok.

Reels is a short video making tool on Instagram which is based on TikTok’s content creation model. Reportedly, this feature is also being tested in three other countries, France, Brazil, and Germany. This feature is integrated within the Instagram app allows users to record, edit, and share a 15-second video in their Instagram account.

The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram claims that videos make up for over one-third of the posts on the platform in India, out of which, around 45 percent are 15 seconds or less. Additionally, the social media service also noticed a huge demand in the live streaming of videos since the pandemic hit.

Read AlsoTop 10 Smartphones Under 15000 With Best Camera Quality (July 2020)

Instagram may introduce more new features in its upcoming app update.

How to use Reels on Instagram?

  1. First, open the Instagram app
  2. Tap on “Camera” option (Top left side) in Instagram
  3. Click “Reels” at the bottom of the screen
  4. Record or select video from the phone gallery
  5. Edit and Share Video.

TikTok-like Feature Reels In India

Features of Instagram Reels

  • It has an in-app music track or custom audio feature that lets you record videos with custom audio or in-app music.
  • Users will also have the option to speed up or slow down parts of a video.
  • It comes with too many Augmented Reality Effects that you can use in your video.
  • It also has an ‘Align’ option that will let you maintain your position in front of the camera.

Hashtag #reels is trending in India now. Here you can see the reaction of users on Twitter-

OnePlus Nord Will Be Launched In India On 21st July

OnePlus Nord Will Be Launched In India

After a lot of rumors and speculation, tech major Amazon has accidentally announced the launch of the much-awaited smartphone, OnePlus Nord, on its website with an image, clearly confirming the launch date to be July 21. Earlier, there had been rumors regarding the launch happening on July 10, but now Amazon India might have confirmed that the launching event will be held in the second last week of July and it will be the world’s first AR Smartphone launch. As always, this smartphone will be sold in India through Amazon.

OnePlus Nord

After the OnePlus One and X, this is the first time the company is all set to enter the affordable smartphone segment with the OnePlus Nord. Due to the pandemic, the company is avoiding physical launch events. Recently, OnePlus 8 series and OnePlus TV Q and Y series were launched via online event but for OnePlus Nord, the company is planning something new.

OnePlus Nord: Expected Specifications

Rumours and official reports from the company itself have painted a near wholesome picture of the OnePlus Nord. The phone is said to come with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. If talk about the front, there will be a dual-selfie camera with a 32MP sensor, whereas the phone’s back has shown what appears to be a triple-camera system. The primary shooter is believed to be a 48MP sensor supported by a telephoto and ultra-wide camera.

When it comes to the performance and power, the 5G enabled smartphone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor. The OnePlus Nord will have 159.2 x 74 x 8.6mm dimensions and have IP53 dust and water resistance rating. We should have 8GB and 6GB RAM options along with 128GB internal storage. The whole setup is believed to be powered by a 4,000mAh battery with a Warp Charge 30T charging solution.

OnePlus Nord- Cost

OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus Nord will be an affordable phone and will enter the affordable smartphone segment. In the last few years, OnePlus has increased its smartphone price with every new launch, therefore derailing from their USP (Unique Selling point), which is proving high spec smartphones at affordable prices. But this time, the company is going back to its roots, and it is rumored that OnePlus Nord will be priced under Rs 25,000.