Gadgets Galore: New Improved Google Home and Three New Smartphones
Google Home’s new features are making it even more attractive for the smart home owner. In addition, these new smartphones are offering even more choices in the already hot smartphone market in India.
Vivo Y95 Smartphone
Chinese handset maker Vivo launched Vivo Y95, at INR 16,990, which offers Halo FullView display and an AI-powered camera. The device has an all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, Its rear camera is 13MP+2MP artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled while the selfie camera is 20MP. Jerome Chen, CMO of Vivo India has said that with the new launch Vivo will cater to a wider consumer group.
Google Home’s New Features
Google Home has introduced a new ‘broadcast’ feature that allows the user to use the device as an in-home intercom system. That means not only can you call someone but can also receive a reply in voice, making the communication two-way.
Also, users with more than one Google Home devices have another advantage. Though a message will be broadcasted over all the devices available, the reply will be audible only on the speaker the user replies from.
Google has also added new features to its Home speakers, such as, the “suggested recipes” feature on Google Home products with a display. Favourite recipes can also be saved to a dedicated “cookbook.” Users can also set alarms in cartoon character voices such as Ninja Turtles. Users can choose the speed for the new playback controls for audiobooks and.
Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro
Panasonic too has adopted AI in its smartphones. The phone sports a Mediatek Helio P60 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It boasts of a 16MP + 5MP rear AI camera with flash, while the front AI camera is 16MP with screen flash, IR assisted face unlock, and rear fingerprint scanner. With premium glass and a stainless steel frame, it is the cheapest phone that comes with wireless charging. It also possesses quick fingerprint scan, and its IR assisted face unlock works rapidly. However, at INR 27,000, the phone is being called too dear. The phone is available in silver and dark grey.
Tecno Camon iClick2
From Tecno, the offline brand of Transsion Holdings, the Tecno Camon iClick2 is part of its flagship online strategy. It sports an effective selfie camera. Its premium and lightweight design are also being hailed. However, for INR 13,000, the screen resolution is being deemed low, while its competitors are offering higher performance at the same price.
With an Octa core Helio P22 processor, the device offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It also has an AI front camera, fingerprint and face unlock features, FM, and WiFi. It comes in three colours, Aqua Blue, Hawaii Blue and Midnight black.
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