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said construction work has resumed at more than 90% of its stalled residential projects, adding that it has picked up the pace of delivering apartments promised to home buyers across the country.

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in a statement Sunday night, said more than 80% of its suppliers of materials and decorative services have “resumed cooperation,” and that it has signed thousands of new contracts with various suppliers. At the end of August, the developer disclosed that construction had been suspended at some projects after it fell behind on payments. And by October, hundreds of Evergrande’s unfinished developments were affected by work stoppages.

With just a few days to go before the end of 2021, Evergrande said it intends to deliver 39,000 homes in 115 projects to buyers across China in December. It compared that to its completion of fewer than 10,000 units in each of the preceding three months.

The world’s most indebted real-estate firm Evergrande has embarked on a social media campaign to show construction has resumed and says it’s doing whatever it takes to deliver homes. WSJ compares these posts with ones from upset buyers. Photo Composite: Emily Siu

In a post on social media Monday, Evergrande said apartment projects have been handed over in batches in 18 provinces and it released photos of completed buildings adorned with bright red decorations and people signing papers to take ownership of their homes.

Despite this, Evergrande still has many more commitments to fulfill and its debt crisis remains unresolved. The 25-year-old developer used to be one of the country’s largest by contracted sales and is on the hook to deliver units to more than one million people. Many buyers made large down payments on unfinished flats, expecting to take ownership of them in a few years.

Hui Ka Yan,

Evergrande’s founder and chairman, said that “under the care and guidance of governments at all levels,” as well as support from partners, financial institutions and other constituents, the developer has made progress in its commitments to homeowners.

He added that Evergrande would do whatever it takes to resume work and deliver homes and predicted that the firm will eventually be able to “resume sales, resume operations, and pay off debts.”

Hui Ka Yan, China Evergrande’s chairman, in Hong Kong in 2019.



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The company’s statement followed comments over the weekend from two Chinese regulators which said they would safeguard the rights of homeowners and keep the property sector stable. Beijing has been trying to prevent Evergrande’s debt crisis from hurting the many small businesses and ordinary citizens that the developer owes money and apartments to.

Wang Menghui,

head of China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, said in an interview with the state-run Xinhua News Agency that the regulator will address the risks of some leading developers that fail to deliver projects on time, with the goal of “guaranteeing home deliveries, protecting people’s livelihoods and maintaining social stability.”

The People’s Bank of China separately said—as part of a wide-ranging statement on the economy—that it would protect the rights and interests of homeowners and promote the healthy development of the country’s real-estate market.

Evergrande, the world’s most indebted developer, has been struggling under the weight of roughly $300 billion in liabilities, including around $20 billion in international bonds. The developer has missed payment deadlines on some of its dollar bonds, setting the stage for a massive and complex restructuring. Major credit raters have declared it to be in default.

Earlier this month, the conglomerate sought help from the government of its home province, Guangdong. It has since set up a risk-management committee that includes representatives from several state-backed entities.

Evergrande recently said the committee is working to help contain its risks and will engage with its creditors. Some international bondholders, however, have said there has been little communication from the company so far, the Journal reported last week.

The company’s Hong Kong-listed shares have plunged in value this year to historic lows and its dollar bonds are trading at deeply distressed levels. Markets in Hong Kong were closed Monday for a public holiday.

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Latest News Today – Vivo X70 Pro, X70 Pro Plus Price in India Leaked, Series


Vivo X70 Pro+, Vivo X70 Pro, and Vivo X70 smartphones can now be expected to launch in September when the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes its 2021 season, according to a new leak. A report quoting a Vivo official has also tipped the India prices two Vivo X70 models. Previous reports have tipped some specifications of the rumoured smartphone series. It is said to feature an f/1.15 aperture camera with five-axis image stabilisation. The Vivo X70 series is also said to get 120Hz refresh rate display.

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A report by 91Mobiles has quoted a Vivo official saying the Vivo X70 Pro+ is will cost around Rs. 70,000 while the Vivo X70 Pro will cost Rs. 50,000. The official reportedly did not confirm the price of the Vivo X70, but given the leaked prices of the other models, the vanilla variant should be priced comfortably below Rs. 50,000.

The official also reportedly said that the Vivo X70 series could launch in September, corroborating an earlier report that said the forthcoming smartphone series could launch when IPL 2021 season resumes. Vivo is yet to make an official announcement about it.

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The Vivo X70 was previous tipped to sport a full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, similar to the one on the Vivo X60 series. It is said to feature a centrally-placed hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. Vivo has made camera technology the focus for its flagship X-series and the Vivo X70 series is said to feature an f/1.15 aperture camera with five-axis image stabalisation.

The Vivo X70 Pro+ has been tipped to be powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC, like the Vivo X60 Pro+ (Review). The upcoming flagship smartphone from Vivo could pack a 4,500mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.


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Latest News Today – Huawei P50 Pro, Huawei P50 With 50-Megapixel Main


Huawei P50 Pro and Huawei P50 smartphones have been launched in the Chinese market. The two phones sport unique capsule-like rear camera modules. The Pro model comes with two SoC variants — powered by Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888 — aimed at different markets. The vanilla model comes in a single Snapdragon 888-powered model. Even though both the processors support 5G, the phones offer 4G connectivity. Huawei P50 Pro is the more premium model of the two, and it comes with a quad camera setup on the back with a 50-megapixel main camera and a 64-megapixel telephoto shooter. Huawei P50, on the other hand, has a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 50-megapixel main sensor.

Huawei P50 Pro, Huawei P50 price, availability

The new Huawei P50 Pro is priced at CNY 5,988 (roughly Rs. 68,800) for the 8GB + 128GB storage model. The 8GB + 256GB storage option is priced at CNY 6,488 (roughly Rs. 74,500) and the 8GB + 512GB storage variant is priced at CNY 7,488 (roughly Rs. 86,000). Pre-orders will begin July 30, whereas sale will commence starting August 8. It comes in Cocoa Tea Gold, Dawn Powder, Rippling Clouds, Snowy White, and Yao Gold Black colour options.

There are two other models with 12GB + 512GB storage and Kirin 9000 SoC — one is priced at CNY 7,988 (roughly Rs. 91,800) and the other model is priced at CNY 8,488 (roughly Rs.97,500). Both are slated to be available in September.

Coming to Huawei P50, the phone is priced starting at CNY 4,488 (roughly Rs. 51,600) for the 8GB + 128GB storage option and CNY 4,988 (roughly Rs. 57,300) for the lone 8GB + 256GB storage option. It will be up for sale sometime in September. Huawei P50 comes in Cocoa Tea Gold, Snowy White, and Yao Gold Black colour options.

Huawei P50 Pro specifications

Huawei P50 Pro runs on HarmonyOS 2. It features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,228×2,700 pixels) OLED curved display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 450ppi pixel density, and P3 wide colour gamut coverage. It is powered by two processor options – HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Huawei P50 Pro packs up to 12GB RAM and offers up to 512GB of internal storage. It supports Nano Memory card for storage expansion (up to 256GB).

There’s a quad camera setup on the back of Huawei P50 Pro that includes a 50-megapixel primary colour camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation (OIS). It is accompanied by a 40-megapixel monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with f/3.5 aperture. It supports 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. At the front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture and auto focus support.

Huawei P50 Pro packs a 4,360mAh battery with 66W Wired Super Fast Charge and 50W Wireless Super Fast Charge. It also supports wireless reverse charging as well. The phone is IP68-rated water and dust resistant. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.2, USB Type-C port, and NFC. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor on board. Other onboard sensors include gravity sensor, infrared sensor, hall sensor, barometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, camera laser focus sensor, and colour temperature sensor. The phone measures 158.8×72.8×8.25mm, and it roughly weighs 195 grams.

Huawei P50 specifications

As for Huawei P50, it also runs on HarmonyOS 2. However, it features a slightly smaller 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1,224×2,700 pixels) OLED flat display with up to 90Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 458ppi pixel density, and P3 wide colour gamut coverage. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. There’s Nano Memory card support for storage expansion (up to 256GB).

There is a triple camera setup on Huawei P50 that includes a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/3.4 aperture and OIS. It supports 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom. It has the same selfie camera as the Pro model.

Huawei P50 packs a smaller 4,100mAh battery with 66W Wired Super Fast Charge. It is IP68-rated water and dust resistant. It supports all the same connectivity options as Huawei P50 Pro. Sensors on board include gravity sensor, hall sensor, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, camera laser focus sensor, and colour temperature sensor. The phone measures 156.5×73.8×7.92mm and weighs 181 grams.




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Latest News Today – Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) Review: Untapped Potential


The iPad Pro series has always had the most powerful Apple silicon, and in this year’s refresh, it gets Apple’s M1 SoC which we’ve already seen run circles around Intel CPUs in devices such as the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and most recently, the iMac. Along with a better processor, the new iPads also have more RAM, a Thunderbolt port, a new Face ID camera, and optional 5G connectivity.

These features can be found in both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro this year, with the only real difference between the two sizes being the display technology. The 12.9-inch model gets a new ‘Liquid Retina XDR’ display which uses mini-LED backlighting for higher brightness and contrast levels, making it ideal for editing and viewing HDR content. As much as I was looking forward to testing this, it’s not the iPad Apple sent me, so for this review, I will be testing the 11-inch model with its standard ‘Liquid Retina’ LCD panel.

While iPads were not initially designed to replace laptop computers, the new Pro models seem to have hardware that could rival the MacBook Air. Plus, with accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, you could technically use an iPad Pro as a laptop. The big question is, should you?

The 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) looks very similar to the 2020 model

 

Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) India pricing and variants

The iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) starts at Rs. 71,900 for the 128GB Wi-Fi only model, and the cost increases dramatically as you go up the storage ladder. Apple, for the first time, clearly states the difference in RAM between variants. The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants have 8GB of RAM, while the 1TB and 2TB variants have 16GB. The cellular (5G) models cost an additional Rs. 14,000 over the Wi-Fi models, across all storage variants.

As a result, the iPad Pro (11-inch) can get very expensive. The 1TB 5G variant that Apple sent me costs a crazy Rs. 1,48,900. This is premium Ultrabook or even MacBook Pro territory, and we’ve not yet accounted for any accessories, which you’ll definitely need if you want to take full advantage of this device. The 2021 iPad Pros are still only available in two colours — Silver and Space Grey.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) design

At first glance, the 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) looks identical to the 2020 model. However, there are some subtle differences. While the overall size and thickness are identical, the new 11-inch model is 5g lighter (468g vs 473g for the 5G versions of each). The design includes a matte-finished aluminium body with exposed antenna bands along the flattened sides and a pill-shaped cutout on the right for additional 5G antennas.

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The 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) is surprisingly slim and light for a tablet of its size

 

There are four speakers in total, a Thunderbolt port (Type-C) at the bottom, and a SIM tray on the right. The Indian cellular models (A2459) support one eSIM and a physical SIM, so it should be possible to switch between networks when you travel, but you can’t use both networks actively (dual-SIM mode) like on an iPhone. Sub-6GHz 5G is supported by the units sold in India, but mmWave 5G is only available on units sold in the US. The back of the iPad Pro has a dual camera bump in the top-right corner, a large Apple logo in the middle, and three contact pins at the bottom for connecting to accessories.

The display is identical to that of last year’s iPad Pro, which is still one of the best you’ll find on a tablet – second only to Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 11-inch Liquid Retina display uses an IPS LCD panel with a 2,388×1,668 pixel resolution. It supports features that we’ve seen on previous Pro models such as a 120Hz refresh rate, 600nits of brightness, True Tone colour temperature adjustment, and full coverage of the P3 wide colour gamut. The display has rounded corners just like the frame. There are thick black bezels, which makes good ergonomic sense on a tablet.

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The pins at the back of the 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) help it power accessories such as Apple’s Magic Keyboard

 

The iPad Pro 11-inch has a TrueDepth camera setup on the front for Face ID, but with a new 12-megapixel sensor and a new feature called Centre Stage – more on this later. In the box, you’ll find the usual documentation, a 20W charger, and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable. Overall, the new 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) isn’t too different on the outside, but it’s the changes on the inside that make it special.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) specifications and software

The biggest upgrade with this generation is of course Apple’s new M1 SoC, which is said to deliver up to 50 percent faster CPU and up to 40 percent faster GPU performance compared to the A12Z Bionic SoC in the 2020 iPad Pros. Not that anyone is really complaining about last year’s models being sluggish, but more performance is never a bad thing. Unlike some of Apple’s base model Mac computers, for which Apple has used M1 chips with a 7-core integrated GPU instead of 8 cores, all variants of the 11-inch iPad Pro get the full 8-core GPU. The amount of RAM does vary though, as we mentioned earlier.

The iPad Pro 2021 also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. There’s a LiDAR scanner in the rear camera cluster. There are five microphones which promise studio-quality sound recording and far-field Siri activation. The USB Type-C connector now supports Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 protocols just like Apple’s Mac computers. This allows for higher bandwidth connections, so you can now do things like connect to Apple’s own Pro Display XDR at its full 6K resolution.

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The 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) has a bright display and the iPadOS software supports basic multitasking

 

The iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) runs iPadOS 14 (tested on 14.6) which feels polished and refined. Multitasking is possible thanks to features such as Split View and Slide Over, which take some time to get used to, but work well once you get the hang of them. You can have the widget bar permanently displayed on the home screen (when in landscape mode) or choose to access it with a right swipe. The overall usage experience isn’t much different from the iPad Air (2020) we reviewed earlier this year, except that system animations and scrolling are a lot more fluid thanks to the high refresh rate. Sadly, some basic apps such as a calculator and weather forecast are still missing, so you’ll have to download alternatives for these.

Apple’s upcoming iPadOS 15 update will introduce plenty of new features for the iPad such as the ability to place widgets anywhere on the home screen (like the iPhone), new accessibility controls for Split View and Slide Over, and plenty more that are common to the upcoming iOS 15 update.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) performance

Let’s tackle this section in two usage scenarios — first, when using the iPad Pro as a regular tablet and second, as a productivity machine with the optional Magic Keyboard and Pencil.

As a tablet, I was quite surprised at how light the new iPad Pro 2021 model is, considering its size. Holding it one hand and using it didn’t get fatiguing even after long stretches. Touch response was excellent and the interface felt incredibly snappy on this 16GB RAM variant. There is a high chance of blocking the FaceID sensor when using the iPad Pro in landscape orientation, but the UI gives you a little prompt to alert you of this when unlocking the iPad or signing in to apps.

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Games look and run great on the 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch)

 

The display has very good colour calibration out-of-the-box, and brightness is more than adequate. Colours looked vivid and punchy without going overboard. Games and videos looked great on the iPad Pro 2021’s display too. Asphalt 9: Legends and Call of Duty: Mobile ran very well and looked superb. Audio quality from the four speakers was very good too, with clear vocals and mid-range frequencies, although the bass felt a bit weak. The brute force of the M1 SoC really shows in benchmarks. The M1 iPad Pro (11-inch) scored 10,41,519 points in AnTuTu, compared to 6,48,660 points from the 2020 iPad Air with the A14 Bionic SoC and about 7,00,000 points from a 2020 iPad Pro (11-inch).

The cameras on the iPad Pro (11-inch) are among the best you’ll find on any tablet. The rear camera hardware hasn’t changed compared to last year’s model, but there is support for Smart HDR 3 this time for photos. You get a 12-megapixel main camera without OIS which can record up to 4K 60fps video, a 10-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and the True Tone flash. It would have been nice to have Night mode or the ability to shoot Dolby Vision HDR video on this year’s Pro model, but you can’t.

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For a tablet, the 2021 iPad Pro’s cameras are very good

 

One annoyance I faced is that the camera app doesn’t let you change the resolution or frame rate from the viewfinder in video mode, forcing you to go to the main iOS Settings app. Image and video quality was very good for a tablet. AR apps and games work best on the Pro models thanks to the LiDAR sensor, which creates a more accurate virtual map of the room you’re in. Angry Birds AR was fun to play, and apps such as JigSpace allow you to visualise realistic 3D renditions of objects. Apple Clips has some cool AR filters too, which are rendered nicely on the iPad Pro.

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2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) front camera sample

 

The front camera has a new 12-megapixel sensor with a 122-degree field of view. It also supports Smart HDR 3 and can record video at up to 1080p. There’s also a new feature called Centre Stage. It uses AI to detect your face and keep it centred in the frame at all times. If you move around, it will automatically crop and reframe the shot to make sure you’re still in the centre. It works pretty well in apps such as FaceTime, Zoom, and Cisco WebEx Meet, and can be toggled on or off if needed.

The iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) has absolutely no trouble pulling off regular tablet duties, but now with a performance-shattering SoC like the M1 inside, many might be wondering if the iPad Pro can be used as a laptop replacement to do more intensive tasks. In my opinion, this solution is still a mixed bag and while it may work for some, it won’t necessarily suit everyone.

I’ve been using the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) with the iPad Pro (11-inch) for a few weeks. During this time I rarely had to fall back to my MacBook Air for work purposes, unlike my experience with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (Review). This is because most of the apps that I rely on for work are already optimised for Apple’s tablets, which cannot be said for the Android ecosystem. Slack, Pages, Microsoft Word, etc work very well even when using them in Split View or Slide Over modes.

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The optional Magic Keyboard lets you use the 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) as a laptop 

 

There are some exceptions though, such as Zomato and Instagram, which only run in portrait mode and are clearly just iOS apps blown up for the big screen. My USB Type-C hub was recognised properly too, and through it, I was able to read SD cards, pen drives, etc via the Files app.

The Apple Magic Keyboard also works with last year’s 11-inch iPad Pro and the iPad Air (2020). It’s great for typing and is very well built, although it does have its share of glaring issues for the steep price it commands, which we’ve talked about in detail in our iPad Air (2020) review. The Pencil is a nice accessory to have (albeit expensive) if you’re into drawing or sketching. I didn’t end up using it much during my testing period, but that’s just me.

While I had no trouble getting my daily work done purely on the iPad Pro, it still feels as though the M1 SoC is being severely under-utilised. Keep in mind that while Apple uses the M1 name for the same chip used across the latest iPad Pro, Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple does not publish speeds or other specifications. These all have different thermal constraints and you won’t get exactly the same amount of sustained processing power on all these devices.

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The optional Apple Pencil is a useful tool if you’re into drawing or sketching

 

Apple says that a lot of pro apps such as LumaFusion for video editing, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for photo editing, Procreate for graphic design, etc, have been optimised for M1, which is great, but I would have loved the option of using full-fledged desktop apps on the iPad. It doesn’t seem as though this will happen even when iPadOS 15 is out later this year.

For instance, Adobe Premiere Rush works fine on the iPad Pro and I was able to edit and scrub through multiple high-resolution streams from a GoPro Hero9 Black and a GoPro Fusion without any issues. However, imagine being able to use the desktop version of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere on an iPad. While you can find decent alternatives for such apps for the iPad, you’ll most likely have to adapt to a different workflow, not to mention purchase these apps separately.

You also don’t get full multitasking or file system access in iPadOS like you would on a Mac. Another feature that’s still sorely missing is true external monitor support. Yes, you can mirror the iPad Pro to an external display, but what we need is the ability to use an external monitor without needing the iPad’s display to be on all the time.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) battery life

Apple claims up to 10 hours of battery life with either web usage or video watching, and in my testing, I found these claims to be pretty accurate. In fact, I often ended up getting close to 12 hours of runtime on a single charge. This number dipped a bit if I used a lot of AR or video editing apps, but overall, battery life was more than satisfactory. The iPad Pro (11-inch) ran for just under 11 hours in our HD video loop test. I was even more impressed with the battery life during actual usage considering I had the iPad Pro (11-inch) docked to the Magic Keyboard almost constantly, and I also charged the Apple Pencil from time to time.

Apple still bundles a charger in the box (20W) unlike with its iPhones, and using it, I was able to charge the iPad Pro (11-inch) up to 54 percent in an hour and about 97 percent in two hours. If you have a higher wattage USB-PD charger, you can charge the iPad Pro quicker. Using the OnePlus 65W fast charger and a third-party charging cable, the iPad Pro (11-inch) charged up to 63 percent in an hour and reached 100 percent in well under two hours.

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While the 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) can be used as a laptop, the M1 MacBook Air is still the more sensible choice

 

Verdict

Apple really hit a home run with the M1 SoC and it’s only natural to see this chip transition to multiple devices. I wouldn’t be surprised to see future iPhone Pro models get a version of this SoC too. However, if you were expecting to see a massive jump in app performance or battery life between an M1-based iPad Pro and the 2020 iPad Pro with the A12Z Bionic, then you might be disappointed. I am referring specifically to the 11-inch model here, as I haven’t used the new 12.9-inch model with the fancy mini-LED display.

The iPad Pro line has always had best-in-class Apple SoCs but have also always been held back by iPadOS and iPad apps. It doesn’t seem that iPadOS 15 will bring any major changes in the way you use an iPad or the kind of apps you can get, which means the new iPad Pros have a lot of untapped potential that’s just waiting for software to catch up. You might see performance benefits in certain M1-optimised apps compared to the 2020 iPad Pros, but the difference might barely be noticeable unless your workloads can take advantage of them.

The sad truth is that we may never get desktop-class apps on the iPad, no matter how powerful the iPad gets, for one simple reason — Apple also sells laptops and desktop computers, and it wouldn’t want the iPad to cannibalise the sales of its other products.

If you’ve already sunk a good chunk of change into a 2020 iPad Pro (11-inch) then it’s safe to skip the 2021 model. Unless you’re facing performance issues in the apps you use regularly (which should be rare), I don’t think the M1 11-inch model will change your life in any way. If your workflow involves editing HDR content on the go, you might possibly benefit by upgrading to the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro instead, but keep in mind that you’ll have to adapt your workflow to iPad apps.

For most people looking to experience the power of Apple’s M1 SoC, I think the best option is still the MacBook Air. It’s the most-value-for-money Apple computer you can currently buy and is way more versatile in terms of software and usability than an iPad. The new 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) is a great device, but if you’re going to be spending this kind of money on a tablet, you might as well go all-in and consider the larger 12.9-inch model for its better display. If it’s just the compact form factor you’re after and don’t mind compromising on a few features, the current-gen iPad Air is the next best thing.



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Latest News Today – Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Vacuum Cleaner Review: Home


While most gadget aficionados are interested in typical consumer devices such as smartphones, audio products, wearables, and computers, I seem to have a slightly strange obsession with vacuum cleaners. It started out with an interest in cleaning robots, but now that I’ve successfully deployed artificial intelligence for the critical task of keeping my floors clean, I’ve looked at ways to take that further. After all, there’s only so much a robot can do before a person needs to step in and apply some good old human judgement.

If you’re willing to put in some manual labour, the most effective tool at your disposal is a good vacuum cleaner. For anyone with an idea of the segment and how it works, you’ll know that Dyson is widely considered the ‘Apple’ of the vacuum cleaner market. Although expensive, there’s just something about a Dyson vacuum cleaner that makes it appealing to adults over a certain age.

The Dyson product I’m reviewing here is the V11 Absolute Pro, which is the most powerful and well-equipped vacuum cleaner in the company’s product range in India. Priced at Rs. 52,900, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro works cord-free and comes with plenty of accessories and fittings. It promises to offer a thorough cleaning for your entire home, and more. Is this technologically advanced but rather expensive vacuum cleaner worth the asking price? Find out in this review.

Although cord-free and easy to use for the most part, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is heavy

 

Dyson V11 Absolute Pro design and usage

As the most expensive vacuum cleaner in the company’s product range in India, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is also the largest and most powerful option you can buy in the country. The numbers are quite impressive as well: the device generates 185 Air Watts of suction, with its Hyperdymium vacuum motor spinning at up to 1,25,000rpm to power the 14 ‘Cyclones’ that pull in dirt. Although these stats might sound a bit hyperbolic, they essentially mean that the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is among the most powerful cord-free vacuum cleaners you can buy right now.

The Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is an impressive-looking machine, resembling a large, science-fiction-inspired gun of sorts, and made almost entirely of plastic with a big see-through dustbin. A trigger controls the power, and in effect, the suction, making this device fairly easy to use. It doesn’t have a power switch; it’s always on and ready to go, assuming the battery pack is affixed and it’s charged enough to work. You simply pull the trigger – hold it to start the suction, and release it to stop.

At the back of the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is a small round colour screen. A button right below it can be used to choose the suction power mode, cycling between Eco, Medium, and Boost. I usually used the vacuum in Medium mode, but you can select one of the others to either improve battery life at the cost of slightly less suction power, or use the full power of the motor while significantly reducing battery life.

When the V11 Absolute Pro is running, the screen displays an estimate of how much time the vacuum cleaner will run at its current battery level, which naturally counts down as you use it. This also depends on the fittings connected to the vacuum cleaner, as some of them have moving parts that draw power from the vacuum cleaner itself.

The suction motor pulls in dust and dirt particles, including larger impurities such as food crumbs and scraps of paper, and then ejects them into the sealed dustbin. This is a transparent chamber, so you can see how much dirt has accumulated in the bin at any time, with an indicator line to let you know when it needs to be emptied.

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The see-through dustbin lets you know when to empty out the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro

 

Cleaning out the dustbin is quite easy; you simply hold the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro with the suction intake facing downwards, and push on the red handle at the bottom. This opens the lid of the bin and pushes the entire bin downwards to eject most of its contents, so you’ll need to make sure you do this directly over a disposal container to avoid dirt falling in an area you’ve just cleaned. To close the bin and get the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro ready to work again, you just need to push the lid closed and slide the bin back till it clicks into place. Be careful to not operate the trigger while the bin is open.

The back of the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is the filter, which cleans the air sucked in of tiny dirt and dust particles, before exhausting it out the back through small slits. The filter can be removed and cleaned by rinsing it with water under a tap occasionally, and it’s recommended by Dyson that it be replaced every six months if you use your vacuum heavily.

Dyson V11 Absolute Pro fittings

A key advantage of the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is the number of fittings and accessories that come in the box, including multiple vacuum cleaner heads for different surfaces or purposes. There is also a detachable metal pipe, called the ‘Wand’ by Dyson, which is used to conveniently clean the floor or reach high places with the device comfortably. The Wand is about 75cm in length, and has the same head fitting as the device itself. Also included in the box is a small wall-mountable hook with a space to attach the charger, so you can dock the V11 Absolute Pro to charge when not in use.

Dyson accessories are not interchangeable across the company’s product range, so accessories made for the V11 Absolute Pro won’t work with other Dyson devices such as the recently launched Omni-Glide or vice versa. This is the case with the Wand as well, since it has to both fit into the main suction port of the V11 Absolute Pro, as well as allow the vacuum heads to be fitted into it.

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The included fittings, as well as the Wand pipe tool, slot into place at the front of the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro

 

The fittings in the box include the Torque Drive, Soft Roller Cleaner, Crevice Tool, Combination Tool with a brush, Mini Motorised Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Mattress Tool, Top-Up Adapter, and Extension Hose. Different vacuum heads work for different purposes. I’ve explored how they work in more detail in the next section of this review.

The base of the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is a large removable battery, with a proprietary charging socket. The charging adapter in the box plugs into this socket, and it takes around 4.5 hours to fully charge the device from empty. It weighs around 3kg, and can therefore be a bit unwieldy when used over long periods of time. I was usually able to use it for around 10-15 minutes at a time before needing to give my hand a break; fortunately, this was often enough to thoroughly clean as much as I needed to in a single session, or for one moderate or large room at a time.

Dyson V11 Absolute Pro performance and battery life

Dyson sells a wide range of cord-free vacuum cleaners, and the V11 Absolute Pro sits at the top of its product range in India. The cord-free form factor, hand-held usage style, and sufficient battery life for household use make this an all-rounder. I found that it works quickly, efficiently, and conveniently. It also isn’t as loud as traditional drum or dirt-container vacuum cleaners.

The various fittings and the powerful suction mean that the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is well suited to cleaning just about any household surface, including hard and carpeted floors, sofas and beds, the tops of tables and shelves, and more. I even used it to clean my car, and for all of the tasks I put the Dyson to, I was impressed with the results.

My personal favourite fitting was the Soft Roller Cleaner. It was the most effective for cleaning my hard tiled floors, but the fluffy rollers on this head did need to be kept clean since dust and small particles got stuck in the fabric. Small wheels at the bottom of the Soft Roller and a flexible pipe allowed for a reasonable range of movement, letting me quickly adjust the cleaning angle as needed.

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A small round screen at the back tells you how much longer the V11 Absolute Pro will run based on its charge level, when in use

 

I often also used the Crevice Tool and Torque Drive attachment (which has a motorised roller and brush to rapidly sweep the floor and dislodge dirt particles) for specific requirements, such as reaching in between the gaps in my car’s seats and to clean up after an accident that involved a broken glass bottle, respectively.

The Soft Dusting Brush came in handy to clean on top of furniture, while the Mattress Tool helped give the mattresses in my home a thorough clean. The Top-Up Adapter was useful to angle the vacuum head for tricky spots, including the tops of cupboards and ceiling fans. While the variety of vacuum heads and accessories was confusing at first, I quickly got the hang of which ones I needed to use the most and which worked best for what specific purpose. I didn’t find it hard to switch between them to suit the cleaning task at hand.

I found that the rate at which the battery level dropped during use varied every time I put on a different fitting, so it’s difficult to say which ones are the most power-hungry.

No vacuum cleaner is truly silent, but the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is considerably less noisy than most other consumer-grade devices that I have used, because of the way the motor works. The hum of the suction motor and the whoosh of air being exhausted don’t sound unpleasant, and aren’t loud to the point of reaching unsafe levels.

Battery life on the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is decent enough, given the cord-free form factor and the power of the Hyperdymium motor. It’s rated to run for 60 minutes (when using the Eco mode), and I usually got around 40 minutes of runtime when mostly using the Medium mode with occasional uses of the Boost mode. I also usually had the Wand and Soft Roller or Crevice Tool attached. Continuous use of the Boost mode will drain the battery in just about 10 minutes and will also make the device a lot louder, so it’s best to use it only when absolutely needed; the Medium mode works just fine for everyday cleaning.

Verdict

The Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is an absolute pleasure to use. It’s powerful, effective, and has accessories that let it adapt to most dry household cleaning use cases. Although a bit heavy, this cord-free vacuum cleaner has enough battery life to make it very useful around the house – if you have the budget for it.

Priced at Rs. 52,900, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is the most expensive cord-free vacuum cleaner the company sells in India, and it’s admittedly difficult to wrap your head around paying this much for a vacuum cleaner. However, the overall package, ease of use, and thorough cleaning capabilities make this a desirable option for anyone looking at an efficient solution for home cleaning.

Rating: 8/10

Pros: 

  • Powerful suction motor, easy to clean and maintain
  • Lots of vacuum heads and accessories
  • Convenient cord-free use, good battery life
  • Can clean just about any surface in a typical household

Cons:

  • Very expensive
  • A bit heavy

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Latest News Today – MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display May Launch Around


Apple is scheduled to release new MacBook Pro later this year, and a new report seems to corroborate that claim. The next-gen MacBook Pro is expected to launch in the third quarter of this year, presumably sometime between September and November. This MacBook Pro will come with a Mini-LED display, a new technology that relies on thousands of backlit small LEDs to offer higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo separately reports that a MacBook Air with Mini-LED display is also in the works.

Kuo’s investor note was accessed by 9to5Mac and it says that the MacBook Air with Mini-LED display will launch sometime in mid-2022. This could mean that Apple may launch it during WWDC 2022 or even during its spring event. The analyst says that the next-gen MacBook Air will reportedly come with Mini-LED display technology and may come with a display size of 13.3-inch. Kuo had earlier mentioned of a MacBook Air launch for 2022, but didn’t detail on a specific schedule. The next-year’s MacBook Air is also expected to see a design refresh and integrate Apple’s M2 chip as well.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports in his Power On newsletter, accessed by 9to5Mac, that the most premium MacBook range by Apple will launch sometime between September and November this year. The report says that the MacBook Pro model will also come with Mini-LED display. This falls in line with what Kuo had reported earlier on MacBook Pro launching in the third quarter of this year. In the newsletter, Gurman says, “These new MacBooks were supposed to launch earlier, but complications around the new Mini-LED display have held up production.”

Previous reports indicate that the new MacBook Pro models launching in September are expected to come in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes and may be powered by the Apple M1X processor. The M1X chip is expected to greatly outpace the performance and capabilities of the current M1 chips.

Leaks indicate that the next-gen MacBook Pro models may have a redesigned chassis, magnetic MagSafe charger, and more ports for connecting external drives and devices. Apple may also be bringing back the HDMI port and SD card slot.


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Latest News Today – Realme Watch 2 Pro, Realme Watch 2, Realme Buds Wireless


Realme Watch 2 Pro and Realme Watch 2 smartwatches are all set to launch in India today. Alongside the wearables, Realme will also be announcing a bunch of audio products in the Indian market. This includes the Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, Realme Buds Q2 Neo, and Realme Buds Wireless 2. Realme Watch 2 Pro and Buds Wireless 2 were launched in Malaysia in May, whereas the Realme Watch 2 debuted in the same region one month earlier. Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, on the other hand, debuted in Sri Lanka in May. Realme Buds Q2 Neo are expected to be rebranded Realme Buds Q2 that are sold in Pakistan.

Realme Watch 2 Pro, Realme Watch 2, Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo launch event live stream

The company has announced that the live event will begin at 12.30pm IST and it will see the launch of the above mentioned five products in the wearable and audio space, expanding Realme’s portfolio. The event will be live streamed on YouTube and we have embedded it below for your convenience.

In Malaysia, the Realme Watch 2 Pro is priced at MYR 299 (roughly Rs. 5,300), whereas the Realme Watch 2 has been priced at MYR 229 (roughly Rs. 4,100). The Indian market is likely to see similar price range as well. Amazon suggests the Realme Watch 2 Pro will come in Black and Grey strap options. Realme Watch 2 is likely to come in a single Black colour option.

On the other hand, Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo are priced at LKR 8,279 (roughly Rs. 3,000) in Sri Lanka and the Realme Buds Wireless 2 cost MYR 129 (roughly Rs. 2,300) in Malaysia. Realme Buds Wireless 2 come in Kandi Grey and Kandi Yellow, while the Realme Buds Wireless 2 come in Kandi Blue and Kandi Yellow colour options.

Lastly, the Realme Buds Q2 Pakistan model are priced at PKR 5,999 (roughly Rs. 2,900). Therefore, it is likely that the rebranded Realme Buds Q2 Neo may be priced in the similar range for the Indian market. The earbuds were launched in Pakistan in Blue and Black colour options.

Realme Watch 2 Pro specifications

On the specifications front, Realme Watch 2 Pro features a 1.75-inch rectangular touch colour display and the battery is said to last up to 14 days on a single charge. The watch also has a three-axis accelerometer, along with 90 sports modes. Realme Watch 2 Pro has 90 sports modes that can monitor outdoor running, strength training, football, basketball, yoga, cricket, and more.

Realme Watch 2 Pro comes with 24-hour heart rate monitoring, thanks to the inbuilt heart rate sensor. It can monitor resting heart rate, exercise heart rate, blood oxygen measurement, sleep detection, and more. Being a smartwatch, Realme Watch 2 Pro can show notifications and alarms, help meditate, set reminders, and more. It is IP68 dust and water resistant.

Realme Watch 2 specifications

Coming to the Realme Watch 2, it also features a square dial, a smaller 1.4-inch display with 320×320 pixel resolution. The wearable also comes with 90 Sports Modes, including basketball, boxing, dancing, golf, hiking, indoor cycling, outdoor running, table tennis, and yoga, among others.

The Realme Watch 2 packs a 315mAh battery that is claimed to offer up to 12 days of run time on a single charge. The Realme Watch 2 comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Additionally, the wearable gets SpO2 monitor as well as Sleep Monitor features. Realme Watch 2 also offers features like Hydration Reminder, Sedentary Reminder, Camera Control and Mediation Assistant.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo specifications

In the audio segment, Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo will be launching today. It comes with 11.2mm Bass Boost drivers and offers up to 17 hours of battery life. A small 10 minute charge can offer 120 minutes of playback and the earphones claim to fully charge in two hours using the USB Type-C charging port. The neckband-style earphones support environment noise cancellation (ENC) — an algorithm that picks up necessary sound and cancels out background noise. The earphones are also IPX4 certified to keep the earbuds sweatproof during intense gaming sessions. Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo come with 88ms super low latency for lag-free audio-to-video sync.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 specifications

Realme Buds Wireless 2 is another audio product that tis launching in India today. It comes with 13.6mm Bass Boost drivers and Bluetooth v5 for connectivity. It supports LDAC Hi-Res, AAC, and SBC audio codecs. The neckband-style earphones feature ANC and Vocplus AI Noise Cancellation for calls. They feature IPX5 water resistance and magnetic earbuds. They also have a transparency mode that lets external sound in for easier conversations with someone in front of you. It also has 88ms low latency for gaming.

In terms of battery life, Realme says the Buds Wireless 2 can last up to 18 hours with ANC turned on at 50 percent volume. With ANC turned off, the battery life can be extended to 22 hours. These numbers have been recorded with AAC quality audio. The earbuds can be fully charged in 50 minutes while a 10-minute charge can give you 12 hours of playtime.

Realme Buds Q2 Neo specifications

As mentioned, the Realme Buds Q2 Neo is expected to be a rebrand of the Realme Buds Q2 launched in Pakistan. If true, it will come with 20 hours of playback with the charging case. Each earbud will likely offer 5 hours of playback. Realme Buds Q2 Neo will have an in-ear design and integrate 10mm dynamic drivers with polymer composite diaphragm and new Bass Boost+ enhancement technology.

Realme Buds Q2 Neo’s Game Mode will offer low latency of 88ms, enabling seamless sync between audio and video. The earbuds will support environmental noise cancellation (ENC) for calls.


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Latest News Today – OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Buds Pro to Launch in India


OnePlus Nord 2 and OnePlus Buds Pro are all set to launch in the Indian market today. The launch event will begin at 7:30pm IST. Both the devices have been teased regularly in the past weeks, revealing design and specifications. OnePlus Nord 2, for instance, will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC and will pack a 4,500mAh battery with 65W Warp Charge fast charging support. OnePlus Buds Pro are teased to come with adaptive noise cancellation, among other features.

OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Buds Pro launch: How to watch live

The launch event for OnePlus Nord 2 and OnePlus Buds Pro will begin at 7:30pm IST. The event will be held virtually, and can be viewed live on YouTube. You can watch the livestream below:

OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Buds Pro price in India (expected)

OnePlus Nord 2 is tipped to be priced at Rs. 31,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage model and Rs. 34,999 for the 12GB + 256GB storage option. OnePlus Nord 2 is tipped to come in Red, Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, and Green Woods colours.

OnePlus Buds Pro should be an upgrade to OnePlus Buds. The new Pro variant can be speculated to be priced higher than the vanilla Oneplus Buds, that are currently priced at Rs. 4,999. OnePlus Buds Pro are reported to come in a Matte Black colour option.

OnePlus Nord 2 specifications

OnePlus Nord 2 has been confirmed to get two OS updates and three years of software support after launch. OnePlus Nord 2 is likely to have dual-SIM slots and run on OxygenOS 11.3. It will feature a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 410ppi pixel density. The phone will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC. It is likely to come in two storage configurations — 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB.

On the camera front, OnePlus Nord 2 is confirmed to feature a triple camera setup with a 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor. There is likely to be an additional 8-megapixel secondary sensor and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor on the back. At the front, there could be a 32-megapixel selfie camera with features such as dual video, nightscape ultra, group shot 2.0, and more.

There is expected to be an in-display fingerprint sensor on OnePlus Nord 2. The phone is confirmed to pack a 4,500mAh battery with 65W Warp Charge fast charging support.

OnePlus Buds Pro specifications

The upcoming OnePlus Buds Pro are reported to feature an in-ear design and see upgrades to the OnePlus Buds launched last year. Kinder Liu, OnePlus’ head of research and development, confirmed to CNET that the earbuds will come with adaptive noise cancellation. It will be equipped with three microphones allowing it to “intelligently produce noise-cancelling counter frequencies.” It will be able to adjust “how much noise cancelling is needed, auto-tuning itself from a minimum of 15 decibels to a maximum of 40db.”

Further, Liu says that OnePlus Buds Pro may offer up to 28 hours of battery life with the charging case with adaptive noise cancellation turned on and up to 38 hours with the feature turned off. Users can toggle noise cancellation via touch controls on the earbuds or via the HeyMelody app. The charging case will come with a USB Type-C port that is likely to offer 10 hours of battery life with just 10 minutes of wired charging. It will also support Qi-wireless charging at 1W speeds. Wired charging speeds are reported to be at 10W.




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UBS Profit Jumps on Wealth Management Boom | Sidnaz Blog


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posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings from strong client activity in the world’s buoyant markets.

On Tuesday, Switzerland’s biggest bank said net profit jumped to $2 billion from $1.23 billion a year earlier, outpacing analyst expectations of $1.34 billion. It said wealth clients traded more, pushing transaction revenues 16% higher from a year earlier, and added that recurring fees were 30% higher on their existing trades and products.

At UBS’s investment bank, deal advice for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions pushed global banking revenue 68% higher, helping to offset a 14% decline in market-trading income.

UBS said markets revenue would have been flat but it took an additional $87 million hit the quarter from the late March default by family office Archegos Capital Management. UBS was one of about a half-dozen banks that lent to Archegos to take large, concentrated positions in stocks. The Swiss bank said in April that it had lost $861 million when exiting the trades, most of it booked in the first quarter.

UBS helps the world’s rich manage their wealth and competes with Wall Street banks in investment banking.

On Tuesday, Chief Executive

Ralph Hamers

said wealth clients are investing more with the bank in private markets and in separately managed accounts, adding that they are also freeing up liquidity as a buffer against unforeseen events by refinancing assets and borrowing from the bank.

He said momentum is on UBS’s side and that its strategic choices are paying off. The bank refocused around wealth management a decade ago and pared back its investment bank. It has been less in the limelight than its smaller domestic rival,

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Group AG, which lost more than $5 billion from the Archegos affair this year.

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Latest News Today – Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G Goes on Sale Today: Price in India,


Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G will go on sale in India today. The phone was launched alongside the Oppo Reno 6 5G last week. It has been up for pre-orders since then, and open sale begins today. The Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC and packs a quad camera setup at the back. The smartphone comes with a 4,500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. It also carries a 32-megapixel selfie camera housed in a hole-punch cut out located at the top left corner of the curved display.

Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G price in India, sale

The new Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G is going on sale with a price in India of Rs. 39,990, and comes in only a 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model. It comes in two colour options – Aurora and Stellar Black. The phone will be sold via Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, Croma, Oppo online store, and other retailers.

Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G specifications

The Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.3. It features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) curved AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

As for camera, Oppo Reno 6 Pro packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and an additional 2-megapixel mono camera with a colour temperature sensor. At the front, it also carries a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Oppo Reno 6 Pro is backed by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. Connectivity options on Oppo Reno 6 include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner as well. The phone is 7.6mm thick and weighs about 177 grams.


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