Suzuki Gixxer SF MotoGP edition launched in India
- Suzuki Gixxer SF MotoGP edition launched in India
- The second-gen Suzuki Gixxer SF is now available in MotoGP edition variant. It is priced at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it around Rs 700 more expensive than the standard variant.
- The new Gixxer SF MotoGP edition wears a special bright blue colour along with Ecstar decals and fluorescent rim accents.
- It must be noted that this edition is only available in the 155 cc Gixxer SF as of now. The more powerful Gixxer SF 250 is expected to get a similar treatment next month.
- The MotoGP edition carries forward the all-new elements from the new Gixxer SF which includes a sharper design, new digital instrument console, clip-on handle bars and a new split seat setup.
- Mechanically, the bike remains unchanged. So, it comes powered by a 155 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which generates 14 bhp of power and 14 Nm of torque.
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- The Samsung Galaxy A80 has been launched in India and it has been priced at Rs 47,990. The phone will be available for pre-booking from July 22-31, and those who pre-book will get one-time screen replacement for free.
- The Samsung A80 has a very big 6.7-inch AMOLED screen of 20:9 aspect ratio. This is Samsung’s ‘New Infinity’ screen with no notch or hole punch.
- The unique camera mechanism on this phone pops up and then rotates about its axis. Therefore, the main camera setup can be used for selfies as well, thereby eliminating the need for a separate selfie camera.
- Talking of those cameras, there’s a 48MP f/2.0 primary sensor combined with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle sensor and a third ToF sensor for 3D depth mapping.
- Powering the Samsung A80 is the new Snapdragon 730G chipset which comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The battery capacity on this phone is 3,700mAh with 25W fast charging being standard.
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- The new Oppo A9 has been launched in India at Rs 15,490 for the only 4GB/ 128GB variant on offer.
- The Oppo A9 comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch which houses the phone’s 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.
- Powering this new phone is an octa-core Helio P70 SoC. The battery capacity here is quite large at 4.030mAh.
- In terms of optics, the Oppo A9 has a 16MP primary rear camera with an f/1.8 lens that’s coupled with a 2MP secondary sensor for depth sensing.
- The phone will be available for purchase starting July 20. It will be sold through both online and offline stores.
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- The recently-launched MG Hector is completely sold out for this year and the company has temporarily halted bookings of this SUV.
- Launched last month, MG is said to have received over 21,000 bookings for the Hector.
- The higher Smart and Sharp variants comprise a significant percentage of Hector’s bookings. Also, MG has revealed that over 50 per cent bookings are for the petrol model.
- MG will ramp up the vehicle’s production to 3,000 units per month by October to cater to its growing demand.
- The MG Hector is priced between Rs 12.18-16.88 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. It is offered with both petrol and diesel engines, with the former getting a mild-hybrid option and an automatic transmission as well.
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- The upcoming new Kia Seltos has reportedly managed to gather 6,046 orders in a single day! Its pre-bookings were opened on July 16.
- The Seltos is a Hyundai Creta rival which will be Kia Motor’s debut model in India. Even though the car’s official prices will be revealed on August 22, we expect it to cost between Rs 10-16 lakh (ex-showroom).
- A strong point of this vehicle is perhaps its expansive powertrain options – there are two petrols (1.5-litre naturally aspirated & 1.4-litre turbocharged) and one 1.5-litre diesel engines on offer. All these engines will also get automatic gearbox options along with a 6-speed manual. Read in detail about the Seltos’ engine options here.
- Based on Kia’s current global design language, the Seltos boasts of bold and appealing aesthetics which seem to have been well accepted by the Indian customer.
- The feature list on the Kia Seltos is top-notch too. The top-end trim will come with a 10.25-inch AI-based smart infotainment system, ventilated front seats, sunroof, 360-degree camera, 8-speaker Bose audio system, leather upholstery, etc. as standard.
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- The Mi A3 Android One smartphone, which was recently leaked fully, has now been officially revealed by Xiaomi. Its India launch is expected soon.
- Based on the China-spec Xiaomi CC9e, the Mi A3 comes with a 6.1-inch notched AMOLED screen of HD+ resolution – a downgrade from its predecessor’s FHD+ panel. However, the phone has an in-display fingerprint reader this time around.
- Powering the device is a mid-spec Snapdragon 665 SoC. The battery on the phone is a 4,030mAh unit with 18W fast charging which is much better than the A2’s 3,000mAh unit.
- There are 3 rear cameras at the rear of the Mi A3 – a 48MP f/1.8 primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera on the front.
- Xiaomi will sell this phone in 3 colour options globally – Blue, White and Grey. This phone comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack thankfully (its predecessor didn’t have one).
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The much-awaited Xiaomi Redmi K20 series has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 21,999. Both phones will be sold in India via Flipkart.
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- The K20 Pro is the spiritual successor of the Poco F1 from last year. It is priced at Rs 27,999 for the 6GB/ 128GB variant and Rs 30,999 for the top-end 8GB/ 256GB variant.
- Powering this phone is the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC which comes with Game Turbo 2.0 mode allocating most CPU and GPU resources to enhance gaming performance.
- The screen on this phone is a truly bezel-less 6.39-inch FHD+ unit. There’s a motorized 20MP pop-up selfie camera and an under display fingerprint reader here as well.
- The phone has 3 rear cameras – a 48MP f/1.75 Sony IMX586 sensor, a 13 MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor.
- The K20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery along with support for 27W fast charging as standard.
- The Redmi K20 is priced at Rs 21,999 for the for the 6GB/ 64GB variant and Rs 23,999 for the 6GB/ 128GB variant.
- It is similar to the K20 Pro in many areas but there are a few key differences. The chipset here is Snapdragon 730 SoC, only 6GB RAM capacity is offered on this phone, and the fast charging standard here is a slower 18W one.
- Another thing to note is that while the K20 has 3 rear cameras like the K20 Pro, its main sensor is the 48MP Sony IMX582, not the IMX586.
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- The global-spec version of the Vivo S1 has been revealed in Indonesia. It’s starting price roughly converts to Rs 17,700 and we expect this phone to launch in India very soon.
- The Vivo S1 is powered by the 12 nm MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core SoC which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable ROM.
- The display on this smartphone consists of a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a U-shaped notch for its 32MP selfie camera. There’s also an in-display fingerprint scanner here.
- There are 3 cameras on the phone’s back. The primary sensor here is a 16MP module with f/1.78 aperture. Then, there’s a second ultra-wide angle 8MP sensor and a third 2MP depth sensor.
- The Vivo S1 also rocks a big 4,500mAh battery, which, sadly recharges over an outdated micro USB port. But Vivo has equipped the phone with fast charging though.
- To boost the sales of its aging Rapid mid-sizer, Skoda has launched the Rapid Rider limited edition model of the car at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
- The Skoda Rapid Rider is based on the entry-level Active variant of the car. It will be only sold in two colour options – Candy White and Carbon Steel.
- Even though it’s a base model, notable equipment on the car includes side black decals, telescopic steering, 2 DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and day-night IRVM.
- The limited edition Rapid Rider will be only sold with the 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine which makes 104 bhp/ 153 Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
- The new limited edition Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 has been launched in India at Rs 58.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It will arrive in dealerships from October.
- The Anniversario 916 edition celebrates 25 years of Ducati’s iconic 916 supersport motorcycle.
- Since it’s a limited edition model, the Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 comes with an authenticity certificate showing its bike, frame and engine numbers.
- Borrowing components from the Panigale V4 S and V4 R, the Anniversario 916 uses the V4 S’ 1,103 cc, V4 engine which generates 211 bhp of power and 124 Nm of torque. On the other hand, frame on this bike is from the V4 R.
- The motorcycle also gets a new livery, forged-magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels, titanium Akrapovič exhaust and many new carbon-fibre and billet aluminium parts.
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