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Apple headphones price increased; new OnePlus TV; new phones and laptop from Realme; Google Maps toll feature and more

Gadgets Now Bureau10 Apr, 2022, 09:02AM IST

Apple headphones price increased; new OnePlus TV; new phones and laptop from Realme; Google Maps toll feature and more
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The week was big in terms of launches. OnePlus, Realme, Sennheiser, Asus and Samsung expanded their product lineups in the country. Apple increased prices of all its popular headphones in India. Google announced new features for Google Maps. All this and more in TOI Tech-Gadget Now’s tech news of the week.
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​Apple increases prices of all its popular headphones in India – AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Apple also announced increased prices of its headphones in India this week. Apple currently sells AirPods 2nd generation, AirPods 3rd generation, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max in the country. The company has hiked the prices of these by up to 10%. The reason behind the price hike could be the increase in the basic custom duty which was proposed in the Union Budget 2022. Click here to read the complete story.

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​OnePlus expands smart TV lineup in India with Y1S Pro model, priced at Rs 29,999

OnePlus added a new smart TV to its product lineup In India with the launch of OnePlus TV Y1S Pro. Priced at Rs 29,999, the smart TV is equipped with a 4K UHD display that is claimed to offer better colour accuracy. The OnePlus TV 43 Y1S Pro is powered by Dolby Audio and is claimed to provide a cinematic sound experience. The device gets two full-range speakers with a total output of 24W. The TV runs on OxygenPlay 2.0 OS based on Android 10. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Tata Group launches its ‘super’ app, Tata Neu

Tata Group has launched its much-teased all-in one 'super' app called Tata Neu this week. Available on both Android and iOS operating systems, the app is designed to offer a one-stop solution for all their digital needs from shopping, traveling, payments and more. Also, the new platform is likely to take on the likes of Amazon and Flipkart. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Google Maps gets new features in India

Google also announced some new features of Google Maps this week. The tech giant has announced that new features are coming to Google Maps in select countries, including India. The new features include toll road pricing, new map specifics like traffic lights, stop signs. Along with this, the iOS version of the app also gets a new pinned trip widget and the ability to get driving directions on Google Maps directly from the Apple Watch. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets a new colour variant in India

Green seems to be the new colour for smartphone makers, after Apple now Samsung has launched a Green colour variant of its top-end Galaxy S22 series phone, Galaxy S22 Ultra. Till now, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra come in three colour options-- Burgundy, Phantom Black and Phantom White. The S Pen of the Green variant comes with a Green and Black finish to complement the smartphone. The pricing of the smartphone remains the same. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Vivo expands Y-series with the launch of Y21G smartphone priced under Rs 15,000

Vivo launched its latest budget smartphone -- Vivo Y21G in India this week. Priced at Rs 13,990, the smartphone features a 6.51-inch HD+ display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6769 processor. Running Android 12, the handset sports dual rear camera with 13MP main shooter and a 2MP macro camera. Vivo Y21G is backed by a 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging and reverse charging support.Click here to read the complete story.

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​Realme launches two smartphones in India, including its most-powerful phone Realme GT 2 Pro

Realme launched its flagship smartphone -- Realme GT 2 Pro in India. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the smartphone comes with a starting price tag of Rs 49,999. The smartphone features a 6.7-inch E4 AMOLED display and sports a triple camera setup at the back. Real,e GT 2 Pro is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. Along with this, the Chinese smartphone also launched its affordable Realme 9 smartphone in the country. Priced at Rs 17,999, Realme 9 packs a 108MP main camera and is backed by a 5000 mAh battery. The mid-range smartphone is powered by Qualcomm chipset and runs Android 12 operating system. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Realme expands laptop and TWS earbuds lineup with Realme Book Prime and Realme Buds Air 3

In a series of product launches, Realme announced its latest pair of true wireless earbuds and Realme Book laptop in India this week. The company launched the Realme Buds Air 3 priced at Rs 3,999. The earbuds come with active noise cancellation support and promise to offer 5.5 hours of music playback on a single charge. The Realme Book Prime is priced at Rs 64,999 and is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor and runs Windows 11 operating system. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Sennheiser CX Plus and CX true wireless earbuds launched in India

Sennheiser added two new true wireless earbuds in its audio product lineup – CX Plus and CX true wireless earbuds. The company has priced the CX Plus true wireless at Rs 14,990 on the other hand, the CX true wireless earbuds comes with a price tag of Rs 10,990. Both the earbuds sport a sleek design and come with active noise cancellation.The earbuds work with the company's companion Sennheiser Smart Control app which comes with built-in EQ and offers customized sound experience. Click here to read the complete story.

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​RBI allows card-less cash withdrawals from ATM across the country

To keep a check on fraud, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow all banks to introduce card-less cash withdrawals through ATMs. Currently, card-less cash withdrawal through ATMs is a permitted mode of transaction offered by a few banks in the country on an on-us basis. It is proposed to enable customer authorisation through the use of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) while settlement of such transactions would happen through the ATM networks, a statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies said.Click here to read the complete story.

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​Asus launches premium laptop for gamers, Asus Zephyrus M16 2022

Asus India, Republic of Gamers has expanded its Zephyrus series lineup with the launch of Zephyrus M16 2022 gaming laptop. The 2022 edition of the Zephyrus M16 now comes with 12th-generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series graphics and DDR5 RAM. Priced at Rs 1,79,990, the gaming laptop is equipped with liquid cooling technology and Arc Flow fans which are designed to maximise the overall airflow and offer better cooling. The Zephyrus M16 2022 is backed by a 90Wh battery that claims to offer 10 hours of battery life from a single charge. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Skagen announces Falster Gen 6 smartwatch at Rs 21,995

The Watch and jewellery brand Skagen launched its latest smartwatch -- Falster Gen 6 smartwatch in India this week. Compatible with Android and iOS, the wearable is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform. The watch comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. The connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC SE. The device promises to offer more than 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Apple announces dates of its developers event for the year – WWDC 2022

The week also saw a big announcement from Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant has revealed the dates of its annual developer conference — WWDC 2022. The event will be a virtual one and will take place between June 6 and June 10. At WWDC22, Apple will showcase the latest features that are expected to come this year in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The new features that will come to iPhones, iPads, Mac devices, Apple Watch will be revealed at WWDC 2022. Click here to read the complete story.

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​Fire Boltt Ring 2 smartwatch with Bluetooth calling feature launched

Fire Boltt expanded its affordable smartwatch lineup with the launch of the Fire Boltt Ring 2 smartwatch in the country. Priced at Rs 3,999, the affordable smartwatch comes with Bluetooth calling functionality. Fire Boltt Ring 2 comes with SpO2 and blood pressure monitor and heart rate sensor. The device has an IP67 rating which makes the device water-resistant. The smartwatch comes with more than 200 watch faces and promises to offer 7 days of battery life on a single charge. Click here to read the complete story.