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Google’s Pixel 4a smartphone and Nest Audio smart speaker launched in India

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American technology giant Google’s Pixel 4a smartphone and Nest Audio smart speaker are coming to India on October 16. Both the devices will be available on Flipkart as Big Billion Days sale specials. Priced at Rs 31,999, the Pixel 4a will be available at an introductory price of Rs 29,999. The Nest Audio smart speaker will be available at special launch price of Rs 6,999 (MRP Rs 7,999). While the Pixel 4a is a Flipkart-exclusive, the Nest Audio will also be available soon at Reliance Retail and Tata Cliq store.

Google Pixel 4a: Specifications and features

The Google Pixel 4a sports a 5.81-inch OLED screen of fullHD + resolution, stretched in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen has circular cut-out area on the top left side, accommodating its front camera. The display supports HDR and boasts Always-on feature. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G system-on-chip, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone ships with Android 10 operating system, and comes with features that Google debut on the Pixel 4.

The phone features an advanced Google Assistant, which lets you send text messages and allows controlling apps through voice commands. It also gets the Google Recorder app, which supports real-time transcription. Moreover, the phone supports Live Caption feature.

The Pixel 4a has a 12-megapixel sensor of an f/1.7 aperture on the back and an 8MP sensor of an f/2.0 aperture on the front. The camera supports Google exclusive imaging features, including HDR+ with dual exposure control, portrait mode, top shot, night sight, astrophotography, and fused video stabilization.

Powering the smartphone is a 3,140 mAh battery supported by 18W fast charger with USB type-C cable. The charger supports USB PD 2.0. Other specifications include rear mounter fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.

Google Pixel 4a comes with three-month free trials of YouTube Premium and Google One.

Google Nest Audio: Features

The Nest Audio is touted to be 75 percent louder and has 50 percent stronger bass than the original Google Home. The smart speaker features a 19mm tweeter for high-frequency coverage and vocals and a 75mm mid-woofer for the bass.

The Nest Audio features ‘Media EQ’, which lets the smart speaker to automatically tune itself to whatever you are listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. The speaker’s built-in ‘Ambient IQ’ lets it also adjust the volume of Assistant, news, podcasts and audiobooks based on the background noise in your home.

The Nest Audio can be connected with another Nest Audio speaker for true wireless stereo set-up. Moreover, if you have a Google Home, Nest Mini or a Nest Hub, you can easily make Nest Audio the center of your whole-home sound system. These devices can be grouped together, even if not available in the same room, for a home sound system.

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Tips for Electric scooter selection

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Electric scooters are quickly becoming a viable alternative to petrol-powered scooters in the face of rising fuel prices. The government of India is offering substantial subsidies for electrical vehicles. The electrical vehicle are environmental friendly as well. Here are a few electric scooter/bikes available in the indian market.

Best EV two wheeler models available in India

Ola S1
Revolt RV 300
TVS iQube Electric
Ather 450X
Simple One
Hero Electric Photon
Bajaj Chetak
Bounce Infinity E1
Detel EV Easy Plus
Ampere V48

It is important to check your purpose, features of the bike vs price before considering one. The primary feature check list for an electrical scooter are

Range
Power
Quality and build
Charging time
Service surety
Warranty period
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Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G

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Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G releasing in India soon

After the release in China in December, the Xiaomi 12 series hit the market globally on March 15th. This device is currently available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and other countries. Furthermore, it is also available in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. At present, Xiaomi has not announced a specific date for the launch of the Xiaomi 12 Pro in India. However, there are speculations that this flagship smartphone will arrive in the first half of April.

HIGHLIGHTS of Xiaomi 12 Pro

  • Display : 6.73-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display, 1-120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor : Octa-Core Snapdragon 8
  • Memory : 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Camera : 50MP rear camera and 32MP front-facing camera
  • Battery : 4600mAh (Typical) battery with 120W wired fast charging

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Redmi Note 11 Pro, Specifications

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Specifications

Display: a 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)  AMOLED display
Processor – MediaTek Helio G96
Ram: 6 GB
Storage: 128 GB
Battery : 5000mAh
OS: Android 11, MiUI 13

Xiaomi recently had launched the new Redmi Note 11 Pro smartphone which has gone on sale. Redmi Note 11 Pro phone comes with a 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)  AMOLED display. Redmi Note 11 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 under the hood. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 11 Pro runs on Android 11 MiUi 13 and is powered by a 5000mAH battery, also 67W fast charging support. The Redmi Note 11 Pro runs onAndroid 11 MiUi 13 with more features and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. Other key highlights of the Redmi Note 11 Pro include a 108MP Quad Camera. The Redmi Note 11 Pro packs 108 million pixels, delivering incredible high-resolution images. In the storage section, the Redmi Note 11 Pro offers up to 128GB. The Redmi Note 11 Pro comes in Star Blue, Stealth Black, Phantom White color. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro price in India is expected to be Rs. 17,999.

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