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Indian Telecom Gaint Vodafone Idea Is Now “Vi”

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On 31 August 2018, Vodafone India merged with Idea Cellular, to form a new entity named Vodafone Idea Limited. Vodafone currently holds a 45.1% stake in the combined entity and Aditya Birla Group holds a 26% stake.

On 7 September 2020, Vodafone Idea unveiled its new brand identity, ‘Vi’ which involves the integration of the company’s erstwhile separate brands ‘Vodafone’ and ‘Idea’ into one unified brand.

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Vi is here

The two companies agreed to merge their operations with a swap ratio of 1:1. This means every Idea share you hold will be exchanged with a new share in the merged company. … The assessment suggests Vodafone India’s business is worth Rs 82,800 crore, while Idea’s business is valued at Rs 72,200 crore.

Amid the ongoing financial crisis, Vodafone-Idea today called a virtual; round table to announce a strategic decision. The telecom major launched a new brand identity—Vi (pronounced ‘we’) for itself this morning. The firm had set off a teaser campaign on the social media late Sunday evening. The telco has till now been advertising the two brands separately. The relaunch, coming two years after the August 2018 merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular, is to have a combined brand identity and advertising around it. It’s the final step in the biggest integration of two telecom brands, top executives said.

Coming to market reaction, Shares of Vodafone Idea (VIL) rose as much as 10 percent to Rs 13.21 on the BSE on Monday. The stock hit its 15-month high of Rs 13.45 in Friday’s intra-day trade. It rallied 75 per cent from its intra-day low of Rs 7.69, hit on September 1. Aftermarket hours on Friday, VIL had announced a fundraising of Rs 15,000 crore of equity and debt instruments each with aggregate quantum capped at Rs 25,000 crore. The fundraising plan and the rebranding is indeed sending out a strong signal that it’s going to be around, possibly for years to come.

Vodafone Idea ia owned by Vodafone plc and the Aditya Birla group.Vodafone has a 44.39 per cent shareholding in the JV while the Aditya Birla group holds 27.66 per cent. The two partners have equal control in the board. The merger agreement suggests the Birlas can buy an additional 9.5 per cent from Vodafone to equalize their stakes.

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea The two companies agreed to merge their operations with a swap ratio of 1:1. This means every Idea share you hold will be exchanged with a new share in the merged company. … The assessment suggests Vodafone India’s business is worth Rs 82,800 crore, while Idea’s business is valued at Rs 72,200 crore.
Apart from this, Vodafone Idea has also brought a Rs 46 plan voucher to the Delhi circle, which was initially introduced for Kerala circle. Under this plan, users will be given 100 local on-net night minutes for 28 days. The night minute benefits can be availed by users from 11 pm to 6 am. This voucher is inclusive of local and national calls during the day at a cost of Rs 2.5 paise per second. Just like the other two plans, the Rs 46 voucher is also applicable for Idea subscribers in the Delhi circle. Users can also opt for a similar plan at Rs 24 that offers the same 100 local on-net night minutes. However, validity is halved to 14 days.

Vodafone Idea new plans

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All the existing plans in unlimited category will be replaced by the new plans.

  • Rs 49 monthly plan: This plan will offer a Rs 38 talk time, 100 MB data, 2.5p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 79 monthly plan: This plan has a Rs 64 talk time, 200 MB data, 1p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 97 monthly plan: Rs 45 Talktime, 100 MB data, 1p/ sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 197 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data, 300 SMS, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 297 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 249 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 399 monthly plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 3 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 379 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 6 GB data, 1000 SMS, 84 days.validity.
  • Rs 599 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100.SMS/day, 84 days of validity..
  • Rs 699 three-month plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data, and 100 SMS.Rs 647 yearly plan: unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 84 days validity.
  • Rs 1,499 yearly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 12000 mins for off-net calls), 24 GB data, 3600 SMS, 365 days validity.

 

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Realme 7i Launched in India

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Realme 7i smartphone was launched on 17th September 2020. The phone comes with a 6.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels. Realme 7i is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM. The Realme 7i runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The Realme 7i supports proprietary fast charging.

Realme 7i price

The Realme 7i is priced at IDR 3,199,000 (roughly Rs. 15,800) for the sole 8GB + 128GB variant. It is offered in two color options, namely, Aurora Green and Polar Blue. The Realme 7i will go on its first flash sale on September 18 in Indonesia via Realme.com, Lazada, and Akulaku. Open sales will start from September 19 across Indonesia.

As of now, there is no information on international availability.

Realme 7i specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 7i runs Android 10 with Realme UI on top. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) display with a 90 percent screen to body ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The phone is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 662 SoC with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

In terms of optics, the Realme 7i packs a quad rear camera setup and the sensors are arranged in an L-shape within the rectangular camera module. It includes a 644-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, a 2-megapixel black and white sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and lastly, a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, you get a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.1 lens, housed in the hole-punch cut out located at the top left corner of the screen.

The Realme 7i comes with 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage that is expandable via MicroSD card. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors onboard the Realme 7i include an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyro-meter sensor, and a magnetic induction sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.

Realme has packed a 5,000mAh battery into the Realme 7i with support for 18W fast charging. The fast charger is included in the box. In terms of dimensions, the phone measures 164.1×75.5×8.9mm and weigh 188 grams.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme 7i on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.1 aperture.

The Realme 7i runs Realme UI based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot. The Realme 7i is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Realme 7i measures 164.10 x 75.50 x 8.50mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 188.00 grams. It was launched in Aurora Green and Polar Blue colours.

Connectivity options on the Realme 7i include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

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Moto E7 Plus Launched in India, Know price and Specifications.

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Moto E7 Plus has been launched in India as the latest affordable smartphone by Motorola. The new phone that was initially unveiled in Brazil earlier this month and received a global announcement just last week comes with dual rear cameras and a waterdrop-style display notch. The Moto E7 Plus also comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC as well as packs a 5,000mAh battery. The phone also comes in two distinct colour options to choose from. Moreover, the Moto E7 Plus competes with the likes of Redmi 9 Prime, Samsung Galaxy M11, and Realme Narzo 20 in India.

Moto E7 Plus smartphone runs on the Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa-core (1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 240 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 240) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Chipset. It has 4 GB, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.

Moto E7 Plus smartphone has an HD+ IPS TFT LCD Max Vision display. It measures 165.21 mm x 75.73 mm x 9.18 mm and weighs 180 grams. The screen has a resolution of 1600 x 720 Pixels and 270 PPI pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 81.53 %. On the camera front, the buyers get a 48 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view) Primary Camera, 2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera, and on the rear, there’s a 48 MP + 2 MP camera with features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. It is backed by a 5000 mAh battery. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, and more.

Moto E7 Plus Price

Moto E7 Plus smartphone price in India is Rs 12,999. Moto E7 Plus was launched in the country on September 23, 2020 (Official). As for the color options, the Moto E7 Plus smartphone comes in Misty Blue, Twilight Orange colors.

Moto E7 Plus specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Moto E7 Plus runs on Android 10 with minimal customizations on top. The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ Max Vision display and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Soc, coupled with Adreno 610 GPU and 4GB of RAM. For capturing photos and recording videos, the Moto E7 Plus offers the dual rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.7 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The phone also comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front that is paired with an f/2.2 lens.

For an enhanced photography experience, the Moto E7 Plus comes preloaded with camera features including Night Vision mode as well as artificial intelligence (AI) backed options such as Auto smile capture, Smart composition, Shot Optimization, Portrait mode, and Spot color. There are also High-res Zoom and Hyper lapse plus Slow-motion video for capturing time-lapse and slow-motion videos.

Motorola has provided 64GB of onboard storage that supports expansion using a microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone.

The Moto E7 Plus packs the 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging and is touted to deliver over two days of power on a single charge. Besides, the phone weighs 200 grams.

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ASUS Launches Expert Series of PCs in India with 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor

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ASUS has launched its ExpertBook and ASUS ExpertCenter series today in Indian which consists of an array of laptops. According to the company these laptops are built for the latest needs of the new-gen workforce. ASUS aiming to cater to business of all sizes, including educational institutions, government, micro-businesses, SMBs and large enterprise customers. The new series of ExpertBook includes ASUS ExpertBook B9, ASUS ExpertBook P2, ASUSPRO ExpertBook P1 series, and ASUSPRO ExpertCenter Desktop series. Here’s a closer look at the price, specifications, and features of the latest Expertbook laptops.

ASUS Expert Series

  1. ASUS ExpertBook range of 6 laptops, namely – Flagship ExpertBook B9 (B9450FA), ExpertBook P2 (P2451FB), ASUSPRO ExpertBook P1 series (P1440FA, P1410CJA, P1545FA, and P1510CJA)
  2. ASUSPRO ExperCenter range of 3 Desktops, namely – ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D3 (D340MC), ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D6 (D642MF) and flagship ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D8 (D840SA)
  3. ASUS also launched 2 All in Ones, namely the ASUS AiO (V222FA) and ASUS AiO (V241FA)

Features Of ASUS Expert Series

ASUS ExpertBook B9

The master of lightness and power

ASUS ExpertBook

ASUS ExpertBook

Take charge of the business world with ASUS ExpertBook B9. Its sleek precision-crafted minimalist chassis pushes the limits of lightness for ultimate portability, while giving it a toughness that has no equal. It’s built for serious travel with its amazing up to 24-hour battery life, and the dual-storage design, a full set of I/O ports and the exclusive ASUS NumberPad improve your on-the-go work efficiency. Enterprise-grade security ensures your confidential data is kept safe, making it easy to see why ExpertBook B9 is the benchmark for business laptops. Extremely portable, powerful and tough, it’s your ideal partner in the corporate world.

Lighter, stronger, and more portable

Next to its predecessor, ExpertBook B9 keeps weight down to a featherlight 870g2, thanks to its durable and lightweight magnesium‑lithium alloy chassis. Superslim bezels on ExpertBook B9 enable a 14‑inch display to fit into its 13‑inch‑class chassis, making it extremely compact. Slip your ExpertBook B9 into a briefcase so itʹs with you all the time for productivity in and out of the office.

Get the job done, effortlessly

No task is too great for the compact ExpertBook B9: it helps you get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Itʹs powered by up to an Intel Core vPro i7 processor for quick and responsive performance, and features two SSDs for superfast data access and even more storage for larger files. Intel Wi-Fi 6 delivers superfast networking speeds for faster large file transers and smooth videoconferencing. ExpertBook B9 is also Intel Project Athena-certified, so you can be assured it offers the very best in performance, efficiency, and connectivity.

Lasts longer, charges faster

ExpertBook B9 will never let you down throughout the business day or a long-haul flight. It provides up to 24 hours of batterylife on a single charge with high-capacity battery and energy-efficient Panel Self Refresh technology. On top of that, fast-charge technology lets you recharge the battery to up to 60% capacity in as little as 39 minutes, so you’re up and running in no time.

Omprehensive connectivity with no compromise

Despite its thin profile, ExpertBook B9 has plenty of I/O ports, including Thunderbolt 3 for lightning fast data transfers, video output and fast-charge support. Aside from the standard USB Type-A and HDMI output, it provides wired network connectivity with an individual MAC address for easy device management.

Military-grade toughness and build quality

Life on the road is tough, and ExpertBook B9 meets and surpasses industry requirements, including the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G US military standard. It undergoes stringent in-house testing including panel pressure, shock, and drop tests to ensure durability. In addition, the hinge and I/O ports are also put through thousands of usage cycles.

Ultimate input experience

From its keyboard to its touchpad, typing and cursor control on ExpertBook B9 is a pleasant experience, thanks to a host of features and improvements that enhance productivity and comfort.

Unrivaled visuals

The frameless 14-inch NanoEdge display on ExpertBook B9 is a true masterpiece, giving you an immersive, almost edge-to-edge viewing experience. The anti-glare panel reduces unwanted reflections, too, ensuring vibrant visuals even in bright environments, and reduces instances of eyestrain even after hours of viewing.

Next-level audio with noise-canceling technology

With the increase of remote work and video conferences, we implemented the ASUS noise-canceling technology and four omnidirectional far-field microphones to ensure the best experience. ASUS noise-canceling audio employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech and reduce ambient noise for optimum conference-call quality. Plus, thanks to smart-amplifier technology, and Harman-Kardon-certified speakers, ExpertBook B9 provides true surround-sound cinema-quality audio.

Alexa with built-in light bar

Alexa makes it easy to get through the day, hands-free. Ask Alexa to schedule meetings, read your emails, plan a route, or even request a ride. It’s a smarter, more efficient way to get things done. A dedicated light bar illuminates when you speak to Alexa. Just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.

Seamless PC-to-phone integration

Link to MyASUS seamlessly links your ExpertBook B9 to your mobile phone. Transfer files and URL, receive pop-up notifications, read and send messages, accept or make calls, and mirror screens, all on your ExpertBook B9.

Enterprise-grade security

Data is the lifeblood of your business, which is why ASUS Business PCs offer comprehensive business-grade security from physical hardware protection to identity security.

Simplifying business processes

Management is made easier with ASUS Business PCs. ASUS management solutions help streamline routine tasks, allowing IT staff to remotely control and manage company assets, saving your organization time and money.

Caring for the environment

Committed to creating a sustainable future, ASUS adheres to stringent environmental requirements, ensuring all its products are compliant at all stages of their product life cycles. Energy Star 7.1-certified and rated by EPEAT Gold, ExpertBook B9 is energy-efficient to help reduce costs in the long run.

Maximum support, minimal effort

The ASUS Service Package offers a wider range of solutions that go beyond the standard warranty to meet the needs of business-critical IT environments. The extended offerings protect your business — not just the hardware, but also let you customize a service solution that best meets your needs.

ASUS ExpertBook P2

Extensive productivity for businesses

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ASUS ExpertBook

Delivering all-round productivity to get you through the work day, ASUS ExpertBook P2 is the complete business package. This lightweight laptop pairs military grade robustness with corporate level security, and features the new SensePoint pointing nub.

Go-anywhere mobility

The smaller size and lightweight 1.5kg onstruction of ExpertBook P2 means you can easily slip it into a briefcase or backpack so you can work anywhere.

Immersive NanoEdge display

A slim bezel NanoEdge display provides more usable onscreen workspace in a smaller frame, essentially fitting a 14-inch panel into a 13-inch chassis.

Performance

Geared for productivity

ExpertBook P2 is designed for modern businesses with an eye on the future. Latest-generation Intel Core i7 processors deliver the fast and responsive performance you need while robust NVIDIA discrete graphics that make light work of any graphics-related task, with a dual storage design that provides ample storage space and faster data access. ExpertBook P2 is future proof as well, with an easy access design that makes it easy to upgrade internal components.

Connectivity

Comprehensive connections

When you’re working on the go, connectivity is vital. ExpertBook P2 offers a comprehensive set of I/O ports for easy data transfers and versatile peripheral connections. To ensure reliability, ports are tested to endure up to 15,000 insertions.

Durability

Rock-solid construction

The chassis design incorporates features that provide extra structural rigidity to cope with the rigors of everyday use.

Military Grade

Ready for action

Ultimate durability is a core value that ExpertBook P2 delivers for business users, ensuring your valuable assets will survive whatever daily rigors, accidental impacts, or hostile environments they encounter. ExpertBook P2 is strongly built and strictly quality-tested in accordance with US MIL-STD 810G military standards and ASUS internal quality tests, which include physical impact tests like drops, knocks, and spills, and exposure to extremes of altitude, temperature, and humidity.

Productivity

Ergonomic keyboard

Designed with comfort in mind, ExpertBook P2 features a backlit keyboard with long-travel keys4 for a more responsive, desktop-like typing experience.

Convenient SensePoint pointing nub

The SensePoint pointing nub located in the middle of the keyboard lets you easily control the onscreen cursor.

Hinge

180 degree lay-flat hinge

A unique hinge design allows full 180 degree movement so you can lay the laptop flat, which is deal for sharing on-screen content with others.

Design

Modern practicality

ExpertBook P2 incorporates architectural elements into its design with a sleek Star Black finish and precisely-shaped corners, giving it an elegant and professional look that’s never out of place in the boardroom.

Security

Safe and secure

ExpertBook P2 includes comprehensive business-grade security features to protect your vital data. A Kensington lock slot guards against theft, while a webcam privacy shield, fingerprint sensor, and TPM 2.0 chip keep what’s inside safe.

Service

Maximum support

The ASUS Business Service Package offers a wide range of solutions that extend beyond a standard warranty to meet the needs of business-critical IT environments. Comprehensive coverage protects more than just your hardware and allows you to customize a service solution that best meets the needs of your business.

ASUS ExpertBook P1

Effortless performance, efficient cost.

ASUS ExpertBook

ASUS ExpertBook

Whether for work or play, ASUS ExpertBook P1 (P1410) is the entry-level laptop that delivers powerful performance and immersive visuals. Its NanoEdge display boasts wide 178 degree viewing angles and a matte anti-glare coating for a truly engaging experience. Inside, it’s powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB 2400MHz RAM. A dual-storage design with up to a 512GB PCle SSD and 1TB HDD gives you the perfect combination of large storage capacity and fast data read/write speeds. There’s even Intel Optane memory to help speed things up.

Efficiency & Dual Storage

Fast and efficient

With its 10th Gen Intel Core processor and dual-storage design, ExpertBook P1 helps you get things done swiftly and efficiently. ExpertBook P1 also features the Intel Optane memory technology so apps load faster and multitasking feels smoother.

Connectivity

Constantly connected

ExpertBook P1 is equipped with the reversible USB-C 3.1 port, featuring an any-way-up design that makes connecting devices as easy as possible. It also delivers data transfer speeds up to 10x faster than older USB 2.0 connections! There are USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader-so you can easily connect all your current peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle.

Stylish & Portable

Empower your dynamic lifestyle!

With an overall weight of just 1.65kg the extremely portable ExpertBook P1 is the lightweight laptop that keeps up with your fast-paced lifestyle. It looks good, too, with its Star Black finish.

Enhanced Protection

Internal protection / HDD protection and chassis enhancements

ExpertBook P1 features EAR HDD shock dampening to protect your data from every bumps, while its reinforced chassis improves typing and allows you to open and close the lid in one smooth motion.

NanoEdge Display

Get a wider view of the world

The NanoEdge display gives ExpertBook P1 a vast screen area for an immersive viewing experience for work and play. Its wide-view FHD panel features an anti-glare coating to reduce unwanted distractions from irritating glare and reflections, so you can truly focus on what’s in front of you.

Battery

A safe fast-charging and longer-lasting battery

ExpertBook P1 features a 3x the lifespan of standard lithium-ion batteries. With ASUS fast-charge technology, a low battery can be charged to 60 percent in just 49 minutes.

Fingerprint Sensor

One-touch for Windows Hello login

Accessing ExpertBook P1 has never been easier and more secure! With the built-in fingerprint sensor in the touchpad and Windows Hello, there’s no need to type in your password every time — all you need is a single touch!

Keyboard

Exactly your type

The full-size backlit keyboard on ExpertBook P1 is perfect for working in dim environments. Ergonomically-designed, its sturdy, one-piece construction and 1.4mm key travel provide a comfortable typing experience.

Immersive Audio

Rich, crystal-clear audio

ASUS SonicMaster is a combination of hardware, software and audio tuning designed with the goal of giving you the very best audio experience. A professional-grade codec ensures precise audio encoding and decoding; while amplifiers, large speakers and resonance chambers perfectly suited to ExpertBook P1 ensure a powerful audio delivery and deeper bass. Additional signal processing and tuning help refine minute details, filter noise and improve audio clarity so you get truly immersive sound.

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