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Latest gadgets making news in tech world

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Samsung Galaxy S6/ S6 Edge [Samsung Galaxy S6: Rs 49,900 (32 GB); Rs 55,900 (64 GB) & Rs 60,900 (128 GB); Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Rs 58,900 (32 GB), Rs 64,900 (64 GB) & Rs 70,900 (128 GB)]:

The two new flagships from Samsung, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, will go on sale on April 10. Running on Android Lollipop OS, the S6 weighs 138 grams, packs in 2550 mAh battery and is paired with 3 GB RAM. Weighing 132 grams and with a 2660 mAh battery onboard, the S6 Edge shares a similar spec sheet as the S6 apart from the battery and changes in the dimensions.

Ozone Connect:

This is an Auto-Connect mobile application from Ozone Networks that allows the customers to login the moment they enter an Ozone Wi-Fi hotspot. The app registers the customer for the first time at the time of login, post that the authentication happens via a proper SMS authentication as regulated by the telecom regulator. It allows mobile phone users to connect to any of their free Wi-Fi hotspots automatically, through this app. It even prompts the users when they are in free Wi-Fi zone.

Aeroguard Clean Air Glo (Rs 1,390):

With air pollution a big concern today, Eureka Forbes has come up with an innovative air purification technology. The first-of-its kind, Aeroguard Clear Air GLO is an air purifier in the form of a bulb. It purifies indoor air with the power of negative ions, thereby curbing the pollutants. This unique product is easy to use and can fit in your kitchen, bathroom, etc. The bulb has got a life span of 10,000 hours.

STK Cuboid 2 (Rs 1,299):

With power banks becoming a necessity these days, STK accessories have launched a new 4000 mAh power bank. Its key feature is the dual charging port with an intelligent IC, which is able to load fluctuation management and uniform charging. It has got a battery indicator LEDs. It has an anodised aluminum shell and comes in with a handy strap. It is available in blue, green, black, pink, white and yellow colours.

Motorola Turbo (Rs 41,999):

This is the new high-end smartphone from Motorola. The Moto Turbo has got a 5.2-inch display with 1440x3560 pixel resolution. Running on Android Lollipop, it has got a 2.7 GHz quadcore processor based on Snapdragon 805 chipset and is paired with 3 GB RAM. The rear has a 21 MP camera, capable of capturing 4K videos. It doesn't support expandable storage but has 64 GB internal storage, and 3900 mAh battery.

Amazon Kindle (Rs 16,499):

Amazon has announced the availability of Kindle Voyage, the seventh generation of Kindle. At 7.6 mm, it is the thinnest Kindle ever. It uses the new Paperwhite display with 300 pixels per inch and has got a higher resolution, higher contrast display with a new adaptive front light and reimagined page turns. It has also got free 3G.

Micromax UHD TV (Rs 39,990):

Smartphone vendor Micromax has launched ultra HD range of TVs, that will be available exclusively on Flipkart. The 42-inch 4K-UHD TV is priced at Rs 39,990, while the 49-inch one costs Rs 49,990. The 42-inch one has a 3840×2160 pixels screen and runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is powered by a dualcore CPU and GPU, features 2.2 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card, 1 GB RAM, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi Hotspot, three USB as well as HDMI ports.

Bowers & Wilkins P5 (Rs 23,500):

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 series 2 headphone offers power, precision and Hi-Fi sound as it has got 40 mm drivers, the same that were used in its P7 series. It has got detachable pads and is designed in such a way that the users can themselves change the cable inside the cup that is shipped from the service centre. The company believes that one need not invest in a new pair of headphones due to cable issues.

Asus Zenfone 2:

Announced at Consumer elect ronics show in Las Vegas this January, the Asus Zenfone 2 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom processor codenamed Z3580 clocked at 2.3 GHz and is the first phone to have a 4 GB RAM. It will be available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacities, and can be further expanded using a memory card slot. Asus also plans to provide 5G of free Asus web storage.

Zebronics Zebpad 7T500 (Rs 7,490):

Zebronics has launched a new seven-inch 3G tablet PC with 1024x600 pixel resolution display. It is powered by 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 dual core processor and is paired with 1 GB RAM. It runs on Android KitKat OS and has got dual SIM. There is a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. It has 8 GB internal storage, support for up to 32 GB expandable memory and a 2800 mAh battery.

iBall Slide Q40i (Rs 4,999):

The new sub-Rs 5,000 tablet from iBall is the Q40i. This seven-inch tablet with 1024x600 pixel resolution has got a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 8 GB built-in storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It has dual camera, 2 MP rear camera with LED flash and front camera for video chatting and selfies. Running on Android KitKat OS, it has a wire-free FM antenna and a 2500 mAh battery onboard.

Huawei Honor 4x (Rs 10,499):

Huawei has launched the Honor 4X. With a 5.5-inch IPS HD 720p display, it is powered by a 64-bit 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with 2 GB RAM. It has got 8 GB of inbuilt storage and supports up to 32 GB of expandable memory. It has got a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing one. It is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, which, the company claims, can last up to 72 hours on regular usage.

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