Sony Xperia 10 III Lite has quietly been launched in the Japanese market. It is a toned-down offshoot of the Sony Xperia 10 III model launched in April this year. The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC and comes with a triple camera setup at the back. The 5G-enabled phone runs on Android 11 software and packs 6GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB with the option to expand it further using a microSD card slot. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite price, sale
The new Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is priced at JPY 46,800 (roughly Rs. 31,600) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model. It has launched in White, Blue, Black, and Pink colour options. Sale of the phone will begin on August 27 via Rakuten Mobile and other retailers in Japan.
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite specifications
On the specifications front, the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite runs on Android 11 and supports dual-SIM slots (Nano). It features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,520 pixels) OLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC paired with 6GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB with the option to expand further using a microSD card slot (up to 1TB).
There is a triple camera setup at the back of the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite smartphone that includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/1.8), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2), and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.4). At the front, the phone features an 8-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.0).
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite packs a 4,500mAh battery. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and measures 154x68x8.3mm. The weight of the phone is about 169 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.1, USB Type-C port, 5G, and more.
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Mi 11 Lite went official just a day ago, and the phone comes with competitive specifications like a Snapdragon 732G SoC and a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel front camera. The phone competes with a host of other handsets in the Indian market, including OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, whereas OnePlus Nord CE 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC.
We pit the newly launched Mi 11 Lite against Redmi Note 10 Pro and OnePlus Nord CE 5G to understand how it fares against the other two on paper.
Mi 11 Lite vs Redmi Note 10 Pro vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G: Price in India
The new Mi 11 Lite is priced in India at Rs. 21,999 for the 6GB + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 23,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage configuration. It comes in Jazz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black options. The phone will go on pre-orders starting June 25 via Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and other retail channels, with its first sale scheduled for June 28.
Redmi Note 10 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, and Rs. 18,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. It is offered in Dark Night, Glacial Blue, and Vintage Bronze colours and is available via Amazon and Mi.com.
Lastly, OnePlus Nord CE 5G is priced at Rs. 22,999 for the 6GB + 128GB storage model and Rs. 24,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage configuraion. There is also a 12GB + 256GB storage variant that costs Rs. 27,999. It is offered in Blue Void, Charcoal Black, and Silver Ray colours. It is up for grabs via Amazon and OnePlus.in.
Mi 11 Lite vs Redmi Note 10 Pro vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G: Specifications
All the three phones run on Android 11 with different skins on top. Mi 11 Lite and Redmi Note 10 Pro runs on MIUI 12 whereas OnePlus Nord CE 5G runs on OxygenOS 11. Mi 11 Lite features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED 10-bit display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 60Hz as well as 90Hz refresh rate options. The display also comes with 240Hz of touch sampling rate and has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, has a larger 6.67-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 100 percent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut coverage, HDR10 support, 1,200 nits of peak brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. OnePlus Nord CE 5G features a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. All three have hole-punch display design with the cutout on the left edge for Mi 11 Lite and OnePlus Nord CE 5G. Redmi Note 10 Pro’s cutout is centered.
The OnePlus phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage options. Both the Xiaomi phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage options.
Mi 11 Lite has a triple rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 119 degrees, along with a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens. Redmi Note 10 Pro features a quad rear camera setup as well that comes with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 5-megapixel super macro shooter that features 2x zoom, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In terms of optics, OnePlus Nord CE 5G features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
The three phones feature a 16-megapixel front camera for video calls and selfies. Xiaomi has provided a 4,250mAh battery on Mi 11 Lite that supports 33W fast charging. Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly bigger 5,020mAh battery with the same fast charging support. On the other hand, OnePlus has packed a 4,500mAh battery with support for Warp Charge 30T Plus fast charging in OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro support a 3.5mm audio jack and all three come with USB Type-C ports for charging. They all support dual-SIM slots as well. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on Mi 11 Lite and Redmi Note 10 Pro, whereas OnePlus Nord CE 5G has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Redmi Note 10 Pro is the heaviest, weighing at 190 grams, and Mi 11 Lite is the lightest, weighing at 157 grams. OnePlus Nord CE 5G weighs at 170 grams. Mi 11 Lite is also the thinnest at 6.81mm thickness, Mi 11 Lite is 7.90mm thick, and Redmi Note 10 Pro is 8.10mm thick.
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OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite vs Redmi Note 10 Pro comparison
Mi 11 Lite and Mi Watch Revolve Active are all set to launch in India today. Mi 11 Lite was launched in the European market in March and it is set to now arrive in India as well. The phone is a toned-down model of the Mi 11 that debuted in February. Mi 11 Lite is teased to pack a 4,250mAh battery and be available through Flipkart. Mi Watch Revolve Active is teased to come with a SpO2 monitor and be available via Amazon.
Mi 11 Lite, Mi Watch Revolve Active launch livestream, price in India (expected)
The launch event for Mi 11 Lite and Mi Watch Revolve Active will begin at 12pm (noon) in India. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube and on the company’s social media handles. You can also check out the livestream below:
Mi 11 Lite is likely to be priced in the same range as Europe. Globally, it is priced starting at EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 26,600) and for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant. As for the Mi Watch Revolve Active, it is likely to be priced a little higher than Mi Watch Revolve, considering the added SpO2 sensor. Mi Watch Revolve currently retails in India at Rs. 7,999.
Xiaomi has confirmed that Mi 11 Lite will be available via Mi.com and Flipkart. It will be launched in in Jazz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black colour options. On the other hand, Mi Watch Revolve Active will be available via Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and other retail stores.
Mi 11 Lite specifications
In Europe, both the 5G and 4G variant of the Mi 11 Lite were launched in March. The Indian market is likely to get the 4G model. The Mi 11 Lite 4G European variant features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
For photos and videos, Mi 11 Lite packs a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 5-megapixel TeleMacro sensor. At the front, the phone features a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The phone packs a 4,250mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.
Mi Watch Revolve specifications
Xiaomi has teased that the Mi Watch Revolve Active — unlike the Mi Watch Revolve — will come with blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitor. Additionally, it will monitor sleep, heart rate, and will also integrate a VO2 Max sensor to measure the maximum oxygen consumption during intense workout sessions. There’s an inbuilt GPS and over 117 sports modes. Mi Watch Revolve Active also has a 110 watch faces with the option to customise. Other features include a body energy monitor, stress level monitor, call and text notifications, inbuilt Alexa support, stopwatch, alarm, timer, Find My Phone, flashlight, and more. There is a 1.3-inch Always-on AMOLED display on board.
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Mi 11 Lite colour options have been revealed ahead of its June 22 India launch. Xiaomi India took to Twitter to share the three colour options that the phone will launch in. It also shared a short video showing off the back panel design of the phone in the three colours. Mi 11 Lite 4G and 5G variants were launched in March in the European market and, as of now, only the 4G variant is expected to come to India. As the name suggests, the Mi 11 Lite is a toned-down version of the Mi 11 that has not made its way to the Indian market yet.
Xiaomi India shared through a tweet that the Mi 11 Lite will be offered in three colour options namely, Jazz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black. It added that the three colours have been inspired by a music genre, a region in Italy, and phonographic records, respectively. The video shows the phone’s back panel in the three colour options, which also shows its triple rear camera setup.
Mi 11 Lite will launch in India on June 22 at 12pm (noon). It will be sold via Flipkart. Notably, the Mi 11 Lite 4G model that launched in the European market came in Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue, and Peach Pink colours.
While the company has not shared pricing and specifications for the Mi 11 Lite, the European launch gives us some idea of what to expect.
Mi 11 Lite 4G price in India (expected)
Mi 11 Lite starts at EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 26,600) and for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. There is also a 6GB + 128GB storage option but the pricing for it is unclear. Indian pricing of phones is typically lesser than the European pricing. Therefore, Mi 11 Lite could is expected to be priced in India under Rs. 25,000.
Mi 11 Lite 4G (European variant) specifications
Mi 11 Lite features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display that has 800 nits peak brightness, a 90Hz refresh rate, supports HDR10, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, paired with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
For photos and videos, Mi 11 Lite packs a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a 5-megapixel TeleMacro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the phone features a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.45 aperture.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging. Sensors on board the Mi 11 Lite 4G include proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, linear motor, and IR Blaster. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The phone packs a 4,250mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. In terms of dimensions, the Mi 11 Lite 4G measures 160.53×75.73×6.81mm and weighs just 157 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite India launch date is set for Friday, June 18, the South Korean company revealed on Wednesday. Both new tablets debuted internationally late last month. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite comes as a more affordable variant of the Galaxy Tab A7, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is positioned as a new model in the company’s Galaxy Tab S7 lineup, alongside the Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite price in India (expected)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite price in India are yet to be revealed. However, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE was launched in the UK at GBP 589 (roughly Rs. 60,900) for the 4GB + 64GB variant and GBP 629 (Rs. 65,100) for the 6GB + 128GB configuration. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, on the other hand, carries a price tag of GBP 149 (Rs. 15,400) for the Wi-Fi only variant, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (LTE) model is priced at GBP 179 (Rs. 18,500). The Indian variants of the new Galaxy tablets could come with a similar pricing, although local taxes and other factors mean it won’t be a simple conversion.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 and features a 12.4-inch WQXGA (2,560×600 pixels) TFT display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, along with up to 6GB RAM. The tablet also has 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options that both support expansion via microSD card (up to 1TB). There is an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the back, with an autofocus lens, and a 5-megapixel camera sensor at the front.
Samsung has bundled its S-Pen with the Galaxy Tab S7 FE to provide users with the ease in taking notes and drawing sketches while on-the-go. The tablet also comes preloaded with Samsung DeX mode.
The Galaxy Tab S7 FE packs a 10,090mAh battery with 45W fast charging support. It measures 185×284.8×6.3mm and weighs 608 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite runs on One UI Core 3.1 based on Android 11 and features an 8.7-inch WXGA+ (1,340×800 pixels) TFT display. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22T SoC, coupled with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. There are also 32GB and 64GB of internal storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB). The tablet has an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor and a 2-megapixel front camera sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite comes with an 8.7-inch display Photo Credit: Samsung
Samsung has provided a 5,100mAh battery with 15W fast charging. Besides, the tablet measures 212.5×124.7×8.0mm and weighs up to 371 grams on the LTE variant (366 grams on the Wi-Fi option).
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite India launch date is set for June 23, as per its Amazon listing. The launch date has appeared after the tablet was marked as ‘Coming Soon’ on the Amazon India website. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will be available for purchase via Amazon immediately after its launch. The listing on the e-commerce website doesn’t divulge much information about the upcoming tablet, but Samsung launched Galaxy Tab A7 Lite globally on May 28 with a MediaTek Helio P22T SoC and 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite price in India, availability
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will be avaialble for purchase via Amazon from June 23 at 12pm (noon). The listing on the e-commerce doesn’t mention the price of the upcoming Samsung tablet. And it’s not immediately clear if Samsung will launch the Wi-Fi + LTE model in India along with the base Wi-Fi only model.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy A7 Tab Lite globally, it was priced at GBP 149 (roughly Rs. 15,400) for the Wi-Fi only variant and GBP 179 (roughly Rs. 18, 500) for the Wi-Fi + LTE variant.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite specifications
From what can be gathered from the listing on Amazon, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will sport an 8.7-inch display, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will weigh 366 grams and will have a metal body. It will also feature Dolby Atmos support with its dual speakers. The upcoming tablet will also have a 5,000mAh battery, but there is no mention of fast charging capabilities.
Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, and Mi 11 Lite 5G smartphones in the Mi 11 series were launched by Xiaomi in China on Monday, March 29, along with the Mi Smart Band 6. The three new phones in the Mi 11 series add to the Mi 11 that debuted in China in December last year and was launched globally last month. Xiaomi is yet to introduce the Mi 11 series in India, but has said that the flagship series will be “coming soon” to the country.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Lite 5G: Price, availability
The Mi 11 Ultra from Xiaomi is priced at CNY 5,999 (roughly Rs. 66,400) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model, CNY 6,499 (roughly Rs. 72,000) for the 12GB + 256GB storage variant, and CNY 6,999 (roughly Rs. 77,500) for the top-of-the-line 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. The phone comes in Black and White colour options, along with a White Ceramic Special Edition with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage also priced at CNY 6,999 (roughly Rs. 77,500).
The Mi 11 Pro has been launched at a starting price of CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 55,400) for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. It costs CNY 5,299 (roughly Rs. 58,700) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, and CNY 5,699 (roughly Rs. 63,100) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model. The phone comes in Black, Green, and White colour options.
The Mi 11 Lite 5G has a starting price of CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 25,500) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 28,800) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The phone comes in Citrus Yellow, Mint Green, and Truffle Black colour options.
Pre-sales of Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro were opened at 10pm CST on Monday, March 29 (7.30pm IST). The two phones will become available for purchase starting April 2. The Mi 11 Lite 5G will go on sale later this month.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specifications
The dual-SIM 5G Mi 11 Ultra runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top. It features a quad-curved 6.81-inch 2K WQHD+ (3,200× 1,440 pixels) E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a 551ppi pixel density, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It supports HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision and has an A+ rating from DisplayMate. DisplayMate tests and evaluates all types of displays to analyse different aspects of what makes a display good or bad.
The phone also has a 1.1-inch (126×294 pixels) AMOLED secondary touch display on the back. It supports always-on mode and has a peak brightness of 450 nits.
The Mi 11 Ultra is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Mi 11 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired as well as wireless fast charging support, along with 10W reverse wireless charging. The top-of-the-line phone in the Mi 11 series comes with an IP68 dust- and water-resistant build.
The Mi 11 Ultra has a triple rear camera setup housed in a rectangular module that also includes a small, multi-functional secondary display. The secondary display is mainly included to encourage users to take selfies with the phone’s rear camera. But the display that can relay notifications, battery level, and weather alerts among other things can also be utilised as the only display in Ultra-Low Power mode, which can give the phone up to 55 hours of additional standby time.
The rear camera setup of the Mi 11 Ultra includes a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary wide-angle sensor with an f/1.95 lens and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). It is accompanied by two 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultra-wide-angle and tele-macro camera sensors. The ultra-wide-angle camera comes with an f/2.2 lens and a 128-degree Field of View (FoV). And the tele-macro lens supports 5x optical and 120x digital zoom. The Mi 11 Ultra supports 8K video recording at 24fps with all three sensors.
The phone has a 20-megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 lens.
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The phone also comes with Harman Kardon stereo speakers and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It measures 164.3×74.6X8.8mm and weighs 225 grams.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro specifications
The dual-SIM 5G Mi 11 Pro borrows a lot of its specifications from the Mi 11 Ultra with the primary difference being the lack of a secondary display and a more advanced camera of the Mi 11 Ultra. The Mi 11 Pro has the exact same display as the Mi 11 Ultra with HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support, and is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Mi 11 Pro also comes with an IP68 dust- and water-resistant build and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W wired as well as wireless fast charging.
The triple rear camera setup on the Mi 11 Pro includes a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary sensor with an f/1.95 lens and OIS. The phone has a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary camera with a 123-degree FoV and an 8-megapixel tele-macro tertiary camera with OIS, a 50x digital zoom, and a 5x optical zoom. The Mi 11 Pro comes with a 20-megapixel front camera.
The connectivity options on the Mi 11 Pro are also identical to those of Mi 11 Ultra. The phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and Harmon Kardon stereo speakers.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G specifications
The dual-SIM Mi 11 Lite 5G runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top. It features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The display supports HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The 5G phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC, paired with Adreno 642 GPU, 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage expandable (up to 512GB) via a microSD card.
The Mi 11 Lite 5G has a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. It features a 20-megapixel front camera
The most affordable phone in the Mi 11 series comes with a 4,250mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. Connectivity options on the Mi 11 Lite 5G include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Mi 11 Lite is also the thinnest and the lightest smartphone in the lineup, measuring 160.53×75.72×6.81mm and weighing 159 grams.
Mi Band 6 comes with 30 activity modes Photo Credit: Xiaomi
Mi Smart Band 6 price, availability, and specifications
The Mi Band 6 has a larger 1.56-inch (152 x 486 pixels) AMOLED touchscreen display than the Mi Band 5 that comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The Mi Band 6 has a 326ppi pixel density, 450 nits of peak brightness, and is waterproof up to 50 metres. It packs a 125mAh battery claimed to deliver a standby time of up to 14 days. The band takes about two hours to charge and supports Bluetooth 5.0.
The fitness wearable supports 30 sports models and can auto-detect six activities including walking, running, indoor treadmill, and cycling. The Mi Band 6 features 24/7 blood pressure, blood oxygen (SPO2), and heart-rate monitoring, and also supports sleep tracking.
The Mi Band 6 has two variants. The vanilla variant has a price tag of CNY 229 (roughly Rs. 2,500). Its special edition with NFC is priced at CNY 279 (roughly Rs. 3,000). The new wearable will be available in Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Silver, White, and Yellow colour options, and goes on sale on April 2.
picked up significantly last week. The maker of laser components used in OLED displays, semiconductor manufacturing and other applications started the week by declaring the latest bid from II-VI (pronounced two-six) superior to the others. That bid valued Coherent at around $252 a share with a much richer cash component than previous offers—including a freshly revised one from MKS. On Wednesday, Coherent announced a new deal with original suitor Lumentum, which boosted the cash portion of its own offer and offered a total value of around $262.
II-VI then swooped in Friday with its third proposal, adding even more cash and valuing Coherent around $272 a share. Coherent proclaimed that bid as superior and gave Lumentum until the end of the day this Wednesday—St. Patrick’s Day—to come up with a bigger pot of gold.
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Sweetening cash-stock offers with extra green is hardly uncommon in competitive bidding situations. But Lumentum and II-VI especially also had little choice, given what seems a revolt by their own shareholders against a bidding war that now values Coherent around 40 or 41 times forward earnings—the company’s highest multiple in more than a decade, according to FactSet. Lumentum’s stock price fell 19% between Jan. 19, when the first deal was announced, and March 10, when Coherent announced it accepted the company’s revised bid. II-VI’s stock slid 23% between the date of its first bid on Feb. 12 and its latest offer on Friday.
Those declines forced both companies to crack open their wallets. The cash portion of Lumentum’s bid went from $100 a share to $175 a share—a 75% jump that only boosted the total deal value by 16%. II-VI ratcheted its cash portion from $130 a share to $170 to its latest revision of $195. That amounts to about $4.76 billion in cash—nearly six times its last reported cash balance.
Lumentum’s latest offer amounts to a cash commitment of only about 2.5 times its last reported balance. But analyst
of Susquehanna estimates that winning the deal would leave both Lumentum and II-VI with similar net debt-to-adjusted earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization levels of around 3.9 times—a level he described as “likely approaching the cusp of their risk tolerance levels.” Many of their investors seem to have passed that already.
Here’s what we’re watching before Monday’s trading action begins.
—U.S. stock futures dropped and a selloff in U.S. government bonds extended into its sixth week after progress toward a new fiscal stimulus bill brightened economic prospects and sapped demand for technology stocks.
Futures linked to the S&P 500 slipped 0.5% and Nasdaq-100 futures fell 1.3%. In the bond market, the yield on benchmark 10-year US. Treasurys rose to 1.599%. It had ended Friday at 1.551%, its highest since February 2020.
shares added 1.6% ahead of the bell. The entertainment giant’s, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” its first domestic release in a year, delivered tepid results after Cinemark theaters, the nation’s third-largest chain, didn’t play the film.
shares gained 1.9% premarket. The digital-security company said it has agreed t to sell its enterprise business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group in an all-cash deal valued at $4 billion.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is reportedly receiving its Android 11 update, though for now it remains uncertain whether it’s part of One UI 3.0 or One UI 3.1. This is the tablet’s first major update since its launch last year with Android 10. For now, the tablet’s Android 11 update is only available in France, that too for the LTE model. It is uncertain when the update will begin rolling out to more regions and also expand to the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s Wi-Fi model. Alongside the new Android version, the update also brings the March security update. In the meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 also started receiving its Android 11 update.
As per a report by SamMobile, the LTE model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Review) is receiving an update with build number P615XXU4CUBB in France. The update was originally expected to arrive in April this year, so Samsung appears to be a full month early in its release. To check if your tablet has received the update, head to Settings > Software Updates > Download and install.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite was originally unveiled in April last year, before making its way to India in July. What remains uncertain is whether the S6 Lite is going to skip the One UI 3.1 in favour of the One UI 3.0, similar to what Samsung was spotted doing with the Galaxy Tab S6 (Review) which also began receiving its update on Tuesday, a full month ahead of its anticipated arrival.
The Galaxy Tab S6 LTE variant is reportedly receiving the update with build number T865XXU4CUB7 in Germany, and it also contains the March 2021 security patch. Once again, it’s uncertain when the update will roll out to other regions and models. The tablet was launched in August 2019, and made its way to India soon after.