Moto G7, Motorola One launched in India
- Moto G7, Motorola One launched in India
- Priced at Rs 16,999, the Moto G7 will be sold in Clear White and Ceramic Black colour options.
- The phone comes with a 6.2-inch LCD display of FHD+ resolution along with a teardrop notch which houses its 8MP selfie camera.
- The G7 comes powered by a Snapdragon 632 SoC and gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.
- In terms of photography, the device gets a 12MP f/1.8 primary camera which is accompanied by a second 5MP module for depth sensing.
- While the Moto G7’s 3,000mAh isn’t much, it does come with 15W TurboPower fast charging as standard.
- The Motorola One is an Android One device which is a watered-down version of the One Power which was launched last year.
- The phone, priced at Rs 13,999, runs on the dated Snapdragon 625 chip and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.
- It has a 5.9-inch notched screen of HD+ resolution along with 3,000mAH battery.
- Optics on the Motorola One is handed by a 13MP f/2.0 main rear camera along with a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the phone has an 8MP f/2.2 camera for selfies.
- The Vivo V15, which is a stripped-down version of the recently-launched V15 Pro, has been launched in India at Rs 23,990.
- Featuring the same 32MP pop-up selfie camera like the Pro model, the V15 is now the most affordable phone in India to have such a design.
- The phone has a notch-less 6.53-inch IPS LCD display of FHD+ resolution. Since the screen isn’t AMOLED, there’s no in-display fingerprint scanner here either. The V15 instead has a rear mounted capacitive scanner.
- Powering the phone has a Helio P70 SoC that comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable in-built storage. The battery is a 4,000mAh unit.
- The rear camera setup of the Vivo V15 consists of a 12MP dual pixel sensor which is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensing unit.
- The Porsche Cayenne has got a new coupe derivative so that it can compete better with similarly styled SUVs from BMW and Mercedes.
- Unlike coupe-SUVs from other German brands though, the Cayenne Coupe looks quite proportionate. It has got a shallower windscreen and a narrower A-pillar versus the regular Cayenne. Then, the roof edge is also lower by 20 mm and it overall wider by 18 mm.
- On the inside, the coupe has a standard 4-seat layout which consists of a new 2-seater rear bench. However, customers can also opt for a traditional 3-seat rear bench if they want.
- The rear seats are also 30 mm lower as compared to the regular Cayenne which ensures that there is enough headroom despite the sloping roofline.
- There will be two petrol engines options on this coupe-SUV at launch – a 2.9-litre, 6-cylinder with 335 bhp and a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 that makes 541 bhp. More options, including hybrids, will be added later on.
- All Cayenne Coupes will come with speed-sensitive power steering, 20-inch alloys, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Sport Chrono package as standard.
- Amazon has updated the entry-level Kindle e-book reader with a host of new features. Price of the updated model is set at Rs 7,999 in India.
- For the first time, the base Kindle has a 4 LED front lighting system with adjustable brightness. Before this, the device did not have an illuminated display.
- The ebook reader sports a 6-inch e-ink display with improved contrast and a capacitive touchscreen panel.
- Other than this, the device has a mildly updated design which makes it lighter and thinner than before for better portability.
- Shipments of the updated Kindle (10th gen) will start in India from April 10. Until then, customers can pre-book the device to avail a two-year Device Total protection plan (worth Rs 1,199) and an ebook for free.
- The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR America has been launched in India at Rs 18.73 lakh (ex-showroom), which, interestingly, makes it Rs 28,000 cheaper than the standard Brutale 800 RR.
- Since the 800 RR America is a limited edition model, only 5 units of this superbike have been allocated to India.
- The America, as the name suggests, comes wrapped in a combination of blue, white and red colours which are similar to the American flag. There are also “America Special Edition” badges on the bike.
- Aesthetic changes aside, the rest of the bike is identical to the standard variant. So, it comes powered by a 798 cc, inline 3-cylinder engine which generates 138 bhp and 86 Nm.
- Braking duties on this special MV Agusta are handled by twin Brembo 320 mm front discs and a single 220 mm rear disc.
- As a part of the ongoing alliance between Suzuki and Toyota which focuses on the mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two Japanese brands, it has been confirmed that the former will supply its Ciaz and Ertiga to the latter.
- Toyota aims to sell badge-engineered versions of Suzuki’s cars in India as well as in Africa. Previously, the Baleno and Vitara Brezza were also confirmed to be supplied to Toyota.
- As of now, it’s not confirmed as to when these badge-engineered Ciaz and Ertiga will be launched. However, it’s confirmed that the Toyota-badged Baleno will launch by the end of this year, while the Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza’s production will commence in 2022.
- Suzuki also aims to help Toyota with developing a new C-segment MPV. This MPV will then also be sold under the Suzuki badge in certain markets.
- Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how Toyota positions its version of the Ciaz in a segment where it already sells the Yaris. Also, will the Toyota-badged Baleno replace the ageing Etios Liva? Guess we have to wait and find out.
- The new Apple AirPods have officially been revealed, and while they look exactly the same as the first-gen earphones, many enhancements have been made under the skin.
- The wireless earphones now come with Apple’s new H1 chip which is claimed to deliver more efficient performance, twice faster connect times, 50 per cent better talk time and hands-free Siri usage via the “Hey Siri” hotword.
- The second-gen model comes with either a standard charging case or a new Qi-compatible wireless charging case, with both holding an additional 24-hour charge for the AirPods.
- The new wireless charging case is also sold separately. Therefore, existing owners can also upgrade their first-gen AirPods with wireless charging.
- In India, the second-gen Airpods will cost Rs 14,900 (standard charging) and Rs 18,900 (wireless charging). The standalone wireless charging case will be sold for Rs 7,500.
- The facelifted GLC Coupe looks more intimidating than the outgoing model thanks to its new front fascia which sports a wider grille, redesigned headlamps and wider air dams than before.
- The new rear is characterised by the revised tail lamps with new LED signatures and chrome appliques on top. There’s also an updated rear bumper.
- The 2019 GLC Coupe benefits from updated powertrains which also include a new 2.0-litre petrol engine in two states of tune, both with 48V EQ Boost mild-hybrid system onboard.
- On the inside, the coupe-SUV gains the MBUX infotainment system which operates via a 10.25-inch centre screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The rotary push knob from before makes may for a new touchpad to ensure easier navigation through the interface.
- Better safety features are added to the mix as well. These include trailer manoeuvring assist, door exit warnings, active distance & active steer assist adaptive cruise control, traffic jam detection and active brake assist.
- Nokia India has officially teased its latest and greatest smartphone, the Nokia 9 PureView, thereby confirming that its launch is not very far away.
- The phone sells globally for US $699, which roughly converts to Rs 48,100. Therefore, it won’t be surprising to see this device priced around Rs 50,000 here.
- The Nokia 9 PureView stands out from the rest by the means of its penta rear camera setup which consists of five 12MP f/1.8 sensors. Two out of these sensors are RGB, while the other three are monochrome.
- The rear also has a ToF sensor to measure 3D depth information. The selfie shooter here is a 20MP unit.
- Other specs of the phone include a 5.99-inch FHD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, in-display fingerprint scanner and 3,320mAh battery.
- BMW has confirmed that the 3 Series GT will not get a new generation model, thereby marking the end of this vehicle after the current generation model goes out of production.
- Last year, the next-gen 3 Series saloon debuted internationally and it is due to be launched in India by the middle of this year. The new 3 Series wagon for Europe has also been spied on multiple occasions and it will likely debut very soon.
- The 3 GT has not proven to be very popular in the European market. BMW also aims to simplify its portfolio by eliminating the not-so-successful derivatives, and therefore the 3 GT will not get a successor.
- On the contrary, the 3 Series GT sells reasonably well in India, and therefore, global discontinuation of the car means that BMW India will soon lose a volume bringing model.
- After the 3 GT’s discontinuation, the 6 Series GT – which was revealed in 2017 – will be the only fastback in BMW’s global lineup.