Suzuki Gixxer 250 launched at Rs 1.60 lakh
- Suzuki Gixxer 250 launched at Rs 1.60 lakh
- Following the updated 2019 Gixxer 155, the more powerful Gixxer 250 has been officially launched in India at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom).
- While the design of the Gixxer 250 is based on the Gixxer 155, its internals are carried over from the Gixxer SF 250.
- So, the bike comes with an oval LED headlamp, bold tank extensions, new LED tail light, rear tyre hugger, split seat setup, LED instrument cluster, and all other design highlights of the 2019 Gixxer 155.
- Powering the Gixxer 250 is a single-cylinder 249 cc, fuel-injected, oil-cooled engine which generates 26 bhp of max power and 22.6 Nm of peak torque. @ 7,500 rpm. Power is fed to the rear tyre via a 6-speed gearbox.
- The suspension of the bike is also shared with the Gixxer SF 250. So, you’ll find telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. For safety, it comes equipped with dual-channel ABS.
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- As reported earlier, the most affordable Royal Enfield model has been launched in India. It is priced at Rs 1.12 lakh for the base variant and Rs 1.26 lakh for the ES variant (both prices ex-showroom).
- Based on the Bullet Standard, the new model takes a lot of design cues from the Thunderbird X series. Also, this model only differentiates from the former in terms of colour schemes. The available colour options are Bullet Silver, Sapphire Blue, Magic Black, Regal Red, Royal Blue and Jet Black.
- Most chrome painted parts have been switched with either jet black or black-silver coloured parts, based on the paint chosen. The black paint theme also extends to the rim walls.
- As expected, the affordable Bullet 350 remains unchanged in terms of engine, suspension and braking.
- It is worth noting that Royal Enfield is already testing a much-improved next-gen Bullet/ Classic which is expected to launch in 2020. You can see it in spy pics here.
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- Huawei has launched the Honor Band 5 fitness tracker in India at Rs 2,599. It will be sold via Flipkart in 3 colour options – Midnight Navy, Coral Pink and Meteorite Black.
- It sports a 0.95-inch 2.5D AMOLED display which can show up to 45 characters. Honor’s new Watch Face Store is claimed to offer users a wide variety of watch faces for different scenarios such as home, office, gym, etc.
- In terms of information, the Honor Band 5 can show workout time, calories burnt, distance, stride frequency, speed, and aerobic/anaerobic training results. The onboard motion detection feature is capable of providing users with up to 10 sports modes.
- It also monitors your heart rate and sleep. In fact, Honor claims that using its AI-powered algorithms, the Band 5 can remind users of abnormal heart rates.
- The smart wearable is certified to 5ATM standards for water-resistance. Its 100mAh battery can provide up to 14 days of backup on a single charge.
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With companies constantly trying to put an insane number of features into their value for money offerings, the sub-Rs 20,000 segment has undoubtedly become the hottest smartphone space in India. Take a look at Dynamic District’s top 5 picks from this segment.
- Vivo Z1 Pro
Generally, Vivo doesn’t make stellar value for money phones, but the Z1 Pro is an exception. It has got a powerful Snapdragon 712 SoC, 4/ 6GB of RAM, triple rear cameras, and a massive 5,000mAh battery with fast charging. It’s also the cheapest phone with a hole punch display. All this at a starting price of Rs 14,990 makes it an irresistible deal!
Price range: Rs 14,990-17,990
- Realme X
The Realme X brings a truly bezel-less AMOLED display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, 20W VOOC fast charging, and a motorised pop-up selfie shooter all for under Rs 17,000. It’s Snapdragon 710 SoC is quite powerful and the 48MP primary camera can take some pretty nice photographs as well.
Price range: 16,999-19,999
- Oppo K3
The Oppo K3 is Realme X’s twin, which is hardly surprising since Realme is an Oppo spinoff. It comes with almost the same specs as its Realme sibling, but its primary camera uses the last-generation 16MP sensor as opposed to the Realme’s 48MP one. However, to make up for that, the K3 offers 6GB of RAM as the base option versus the Realme X’s 4GB.
Price range: 16,990-19,990
- Poco F1
The Xiaomi Poco F1 still packs a lot of punch with its Snapdragon 845 SoC. Obviously, its design and camera performance may not be top-notch by 2019 standards, but heavy gamers will still appreciate the kind of horsepower it offers. Plus, MIUI on this phone is ad-free!
Price range: 17,999-22,999
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro has undoubtedly been the hottest budget phone for the first half of 2019. At a starting price of under Rs 14,000, it offers things like a Snapdragon 675 SoC, a 48MP primary camera, and a big 4,000mAh battery (with optional fast charging). While MIUI’s ads might be a bit annoying for some, the Note 7 Pro is still a fantastic value for money offering.
Price range: 13,999-16,999
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Samsung has introduced its Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ flagship smartphones. This is the first time that the Note series gets a ‘Plus’ variant. Also, both phones come without a headphone jack.
Galaxy Note 10+
- The Note 10+ is confirmed to have a starting price of Rs 79,999 in India.
- It comes with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with curved edges and QHD+ resolution. The screen also has HDR10+ and Dynamic Tone Mapping for better image quality. Interestingly, the hole punch on this display is in its upper centre.
- The Note 10+ comes with 4 rear cameras. The main shooter here is a 12MP sensor with variable f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture. Then, its joined by a 12MP telephoto camera, a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera and a ToF sensor for 3D depth mapping. The selfie shooter is a 10MP sensor.
- Depending on the region, this phone will either be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC or Samsung’s new and improved Exynos 9825 SoC (India will get the latter). Samsung is offering 12GB of RAM as standard while ROM options will be 256GB or 512GB.
- The S Pen on the Note 10 series now gets accelerometer and gyroscope to make it a better motion controller. Samsung is also opening up the Air Actions SDK for app developers to use S Pen features in new ways.
- The battery capacity on the Samsung Note 10+ stands at 4,300mAh. New 45W Super Fast Charging will be supported, however, only a 25W fast charger will be a part of the retail box. one in the box. As expected, reverse wireless charging is standard as well.
Galaxy Note 10
- The standard Note 10’s price in India is confirmed to be Rs 69,999.
- The Samsung Note 10 uses a smaller 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a lower FHD+ resolution. All other aspects of this screen remain identical to that of the Note 10+.
- In terms of cameras, the Note 10 misses out on a ToF sensor, otherwise, the rear 3 cameras, as well as the selfie shooter, is carried over from Plus model.
- The battery capacity here is also smaller at 3,500mAh. However, the 45W fast charging support isn’t standard. This phone gets only 25W charging.
- Finally, while the chipset and internal storage options on the Samsung Note 10 will be shared with the Plus model, its RAM is ‘just’ 8GB. Surprisingly though, this one gets no expandable storage.
- The Nissan Kicks diesel is now available in a new base XE variant which is priced at Rs 9.89 lakh (ex-showroom). Additionally, other variants of the Kicks now get additional features and revised prices as well.
- The XL trim, which was the base variant before, now gains Vehicle Dynamic Control, 8.0-inch infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), 17-inch alloys, roof rails, fog lamps and steering-mounted controls as standard.
- The XV variant now also comes with cruise control, LED projector headlamps, passive entry, power-folding wing mirrors, hill-start assist and additional tweeters for the audio system.
- The top-end Nissan Kicks XV Pre variant, which replaces the previous XV Pre Option variant, comes with premium equipment like auto headlamps & wipers, cornering lamps, 4 airbags, leather upholstery, etc. for almost Rs 95,000 less than before!
- In July 2019, Nissan reportedly dispatched only 132 units of the Kicks to its dealers, which clearly indicates that the company is having a hard time finding buyers for its new SUV. It remains to be seen how this variant rejig helps Nissan.
More car news:
- Following the launch of the 2019 Gixxer SF MotoGP edition, the Gixxer SF 250 has gotten a similar treatment. The bike has been launched in India at Rs 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom).
- The livery on the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition remains mostly identical to the 155 cc version. However, the lower part of the fairing on the 250 body-coloured treatment as opposed to black colour on the 155.
- All other aspects of the Gixxer SF 250 remain unchanged since the MotoGP edition only comes with cosmetic changes.
- The Gixxer SF 250 primarily competes with the KTM 250 Duke and Honda CBR250R in the Indian market.
- The new Vivo S1 smartphone is priced between Rs 17,990-19,990 in the Indian market.
- The Vivo S1 rocks a 6.38-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a U-shaped notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also has a very big 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging to back everything up.
- The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 SoC. Storage options on offer are 4/128GB, 6/64GB and 6/128GB.
- At the back, the Vivo S1 comes with 3 cameras. The primary shooter here is a 16MP sensor with an f/1.78 lens. Then, there’s an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP depth sensor as well. There’s a 32MP selfie camera here as well.
- The phone will be sold in two colours – Diamond Black and Pearl Blue. The former has a unique diamond pattern on its back panel.
- The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 has gone official as the Grand i10 Nios. The ‘Nios’ suffix has been added to the car because this model will be sold alongside the existing Grand i10.
- In terms of design, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios gets an edgy cascading grille which is flanked by Santro-inspired headlamps. The bumper of the car is sharply designed as well. Hyundai has not released any image of the car’s rear as yet.
- On the inside, the Nios’ new ivory-coloured dashboard is undoubtedly inspired by Hyundai’s much more expensive Kona. The car will get a semi-digital instrument console along with a big infotainment screen.
- The exact specs and feature list of the Grand i10 Nios is yet to be revealed. It is rumoured that the powertrain lineup on this new car will be carried over from the Grand i10.
- Pre-bookings for the Nios are now open at Hyundai dealerships for a price of Rs 11,000. The car will launch in India on August 20.
- The new Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been revealed and Samsung plans to sell it alongside the first-gen model that was revealed earlier this year.
- The Galaxy Watch Active 2 brings back the signature rotating bezel from Samsung’s more expensive wearables, however, in this case, it’s a virtual digital bezel and not a physical click wheel.
- Then, just like the Apple Watch Series 4, it comes with an ECG sensor. The optical heart rate monitor is also claimed to be improved over its predecessor.
- It comes in two sizes – 40 mm and 44 mm. The former has a 1.2-inch display while the latter uses a 1.4-inch unit. Both screens have 360 x 360 px resolution and use AMOLED tech.
- Powering the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an Exynos 9110 chipset with 768MB of RAM. Like all Samsung wearables, this one runs on Tizen OS as well.