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Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 smartphones launched in India

Vivo has recently launched two smartphones in India - Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 - on April 26.These phones feature an octa-core 4nm MediaTek...




Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 smartphones launched in India

Vivo has recently launched two smartphones in India - Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 - on April 26.These phones feature an octa-core 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, impressive camera setups, high-quality displays, and fast-charging technology.Here's a closer look at the key features and specifications.


The Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 are driven by an octa-core 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, Vivo's V2 chip, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and G715 GPU.

This potent hardware combination ensures a highly efficient and powerful device that can handle even the most demanding tasks with ease.


The camera setups on the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 smartphones are impressive.The Vivo X90 Pro has a 50MP Sony IMX 989 1-inch sensor and OIS, a 50MP Sony IMX758 sensor with f/1.6 lens, and a 12MP Sony IMX 663 sensor.

Its front camera is a 32MP selfie camera.Meanwhile, the Vivo X90 boasts a 50MP Sony IMX 758 sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP portrait lens. Its front camera is also a 32MP selfie camera.


Both the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 have a 6.78-inch curved 3D AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Vivo X90 Pro boasts a 1-inch Sony sensor, while the dual SIM (Nano) Vivo X90 Pro runs on Android 13-based FunTouch OS and features a 6.78-inch (1,260x2,800 pixels) AMOLED 3D curved display with 120Hz refresh rate.The display provides 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut.


These smartphones have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, more than sufficient for even the most demanding users.


The Vivo X90 Pro has a 4,870mAh and Vivo X90 has a 4,810 mAh battery with both has 120W fast charging.

Its fast-charging technology can charge the battery from zero to 50% in only eight minutes, making it one of the quickest charging smartphones available.

Price in India:

The Vivo X90 Pro costs Rs 84,999 for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model, which may appear costly but is comparable to other high-end smartphones on the market. 

The Vivo X90 is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 59,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant costs Rs. 63,999.

Apple could turn to AI, but not how you're expecting

Apple has so far been slow to dive into the world of chatbots and ChatGPT, but it does leverage AI in a few of its features. Those include its Camera app, the Photos app, and others. And a new report suggests that AI could be about to get a new job over on the Apple Watch.

With Apple continuing its Apple Watch focus on health a new report claims that the company is working on an AI-powered health feature that would see people receive motivation and suggestions relating to their workouts and eating habits.

An AI-based motivational coach

The report comes via Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, someone who already has a pretty solid track record with these kinds of things.

According to that report, Apple is working on a project codenamed Quartz. That project " is designed to keep users motivated to exercise, improve eating habits and help them sleep better." Gurman cites a contact who has asked not to be identified for obvious reasons.

Notably, the report claims that Apple is getting ready to charge a subscription fee for this service, suggesting that it won't be rolled into the existing Apple Fitness+ offering. The feature will reportedly also get its own app, although those plans could change.

In fact, Gurman points out that Apple could choose to ditch these plans entirely. Project Quartz isn't expected to ship until next year, likely as part of the iOS 18 update that will surely arrive in or around September of 2024.

Gurman reports that the unconfirmed health feature is currently being worked on by multiple teams within Apple including those responsible for health, Siri, and AI. The company's services division is also involved, likely pointing towards the fact that this will be a paid-for option.

Before iOS 18, Apple will announce iOS 17 during its WWDC23 event on 5 June. That update will also be what powers the iPhone 15 lineup of phones when it is likely announced in or around the first week of September 2023.

WhatsApp on multiple Android devices and iPhones

Meta recently rolled out a major update to its instant cross-platform messaging app, WhatsApp, which now allows users to access a single WhatsApp account on up to four devices. 

What makes it even more special is the fact that the companion devices will continue to receive messages even if the main device is disconnected from the internet.

Here’s how you can add up to four companion Android smartphones or iPhones to your WhatsApp account. Do note that, at max, one WhatsApp account can be used on up to four devices, which includes smartphones, PCs, and tablets.

If you have an Android smartphone, download the latest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store. Similarly, if you are an iPhone user, download or update WhatsApp from the Apple Store.

OnePlus Pad tablet, keyboard and stylus India prices revealed

OnePlus's first tablet, dubbed OnePlus Pad, will be available to pre-order in India on April 28. The company has finally revealed the prices of the tablet weeks after the official launch. The base variant of the OnePlus tablet starts at Rs 37,999, and the top model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage costs Rs 39,999. Customers will get only one colour option - Halo Green.

Apart from the prices and pre-order date, the company has also revealed bank offers. Customers using ICICI Bank credit cards for regular and EMI transactions will receive Rs 2,000 off. It means the tablet will be effectively available for Rs 35,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively to some customers. If you pay via MobiKwik wallet, a discount worth Rs 2,000 will be available. Users need to use the code "MBK200" at the time of purchase on the OnePlus India website.

OnePlus has also revealed the price of its tablet accessories. The OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard carries a price tag of Rs 7,999, and the White stylus (Stylo) costs Rs 4,999. If you do not want a keyboard but only the case, there's a OnePlus Folio Case for Rs 1,499.

With its new tablets, OnePlus will hope to rival Android tablet makers such as Xiaomi and Samsung. At this price, the tablet will also compete against some Apple iPads.

While the OnePlus is spec-heavy, it lacks a 5G variant, despite using a flagship SoC (system on a chip) from MediaTek.

The OnePlus Pad carries an 11.6-inch LCD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Full-HD+ resolution, and 500 nits brightness (typical). The tablet draws power from MediaTek's flagship SoC Dimensity 9000 SoC and a 9510mAh battery. The latter supports 65W SuperVOOC charging tech.

The SoC comes paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage technologies to help users quickly load and switch between apps. The OnePlus Pad weighs barely 552 grams and measures 6.5mm in thickness.

The rear panel includes a 13-megapixel camera with EIS support. It can record 4K videos at 30fps. The front has an 8-megapixel camera with support for Full-HD recording at 30fps. The OnePlus Pad only has a Wi-Fi variant, and the LTE variant may be added to future-generation tablets. So far, you cannot use your SIM card to access the internet on the go. For audio, there's no 3.5mm audio jack, as OnePlus is trying to boost the sales of its wireless earbuds.


Our list of smartphones under Rs 20,000 this month has undergone a complete overhaul as compared to our previous list from last quarter. Most phones are now equipped with 8 GB RAM and at least 128 GB internal storage. You get decent processing power with quite a few handsets going beyond the uber popular Snapdragon 695 chip. We have a phone with 108MP camera, one even with optical image stabilisation (OIS), high refresh rate displays, fast charging, 5G compliance and more. Here are your top 5 phones under 20K this month.

iQOO Z7 5G

Let’s start with our top pick this month, the iQOO Z7 5G which is packed with impressive features. It is a rugged phone with IP54 dust and water resistance and yet measures just 7.8 mm in thickness. It is powered by a capable Mediatek Dimensity 920 SoC and is accompanied by 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 1 TB with a microSD card. This phone has a 6.38-inch Full HD+ HDR10+ compliant AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness. 

Another specialty of this device is its 64MP primary camera with OIS; a rare feature in this segment. Support cast is limited to a 2MP depth sensor. You get a more than decent 16MP selfie camera though. Battery capacity stands at 4500 mAh and lasts for a day and a half of moderate use. The bundled 44W fast charger promises to charge half of it in 25 minutes. The iQOO Z7 5G runs Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13.

Motorola G73 5G

The Motorola G73 5G is another new addition this month. It is probably the first phone with Mediatek Dimensity 930 SoC in India. Here too you get 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage with an option to expand it further up to 1 TB with a microSD card. This phone has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. This phone claims to have a water resistant design but there is no IP rating. You also get stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos compliance.

Its 50MP primary camera boasts of 2um larger pixels to capture more detail even in low light. You do get an 8MP ultrawide camera here, along with a 16MP selfie camera at the front. The Motorola G73 5G has a 5000 mAh battery that keeps it powered for close to a day and a half of moderate use, and is accompanied by a 30W fast charger. The phone runs Android 13, and like most Motorola phones, you get a near-stock user interface.

Poco X5 5G

If you are looking for loads of storage space in this budget, the Poco X5 5G is the phone for you. This is the only phone in this list to offer 256 GB internal storage, and there is scope for further expansion too. This phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip and comes with 8 GB RAM. And that’s not it, this phone flaunts a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1200 nits and 120 Hz refresh rate. The screen is protected against scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Poco X5 5G has three cameras at the back with the combination of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide snapper and a 2MP macro camera. A 16MP camera is located in a punch-hole at the top of the screen. This phone too has a 5000 mAh battery that lasts over a day and a half of moderate use. And the company bundles a 33W fast charger with this phone that promises to take it from 0 to 100% in an hour. The phone runs Android 12 with a layer of MIUI 13. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G 

Time to bring up the phone with a 108MP camera. Say hello to the new OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G. Generally, I am not fond of OnePlus phones with too many suffixes, but this one is a decent option in this budget. Megapixel count aside, the primary camera is surprisingly good and does most of the heavy lifting. It has a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor to keep company. You get a 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls. This phone too is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip, and you get its 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant in this budget.

Samsung Galaxy M14 5G goes on sale in India: Price,

Samsung’s new budget smartphone – Galaxy M14 5G – is now available for purchase in India. The Galaxy M14 5G comes with a 90Hz LCD, Exynos 1330 chipset, and a 6000mAh battery. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy M14 5G, from availability, price, and offers to its specifications.

Samsung Galaxy M14 5G: Price, availability, and offers

The Galaxy M14 5G is priced at INR 13,490 for the base variant, which comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Meanwhile, the 6GB+128GB configuration is available for INR 14,990. These prices are inclusive of all the bank offers.

Starting today, the Galaxy M14 5G is available for purchase on Samsung's official website, Amazon, and select retail outletsCustomers can avail of No Cost EMI for up to 9 months when they purchase the Galaxy M14 5G.

Samsung Galaxy M14 5G: Specifications, features, and moreaThe Samsung Galaxy M145G boasts a 6.6-inch 90Hz LCD display with a Full HD+ (1080 × 2408 pixels) resolution, featuring an Infinity-V notch for the front-facing camera.

Powering the Galaxy M14 5G is an octa-core Exynos 1330 processor with an integrated Mali G68 GPU. It comes with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB onboard storage, running on OneUI Core 5.1 based on Android 13, with two promised Android version updates.

In terms of cameras, the Galaxy M14 5G features a triple-rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary shooter, a 2MP depth sensor, a 2MP macro camera, and an LED flash. For selfies, there's a 13MP front-facing camera.

The Galaxy M14 5G boasts a large 6000mAh battery with support for up to 25W fast charging over a Type-C charging port, although the charging adapter is not included in the retail box.

Security features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the phone also comes with a dedicated micro-SD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Galaxy M14 5G weighs 206 grams and measures 166.8 × 77.2 × 9.4mm. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM, 5G (13 bands), WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou.The Galaxy M14 5G comes in Smoke Teal, Icy Silver, and Berry Blue colour options.

Xiaomi 12 Pro, Redmi K50i available at discounts New price

Xiaomi has unveiled some enticing offers for its flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12 Pro and the Xiaomi K50i, both from the previous year’s model lineup, are now on sale at attractive prices, making now the ideal time to consider upgrading from the smartphone you are currently using.

Xiaomi 12 Pro at just Rs. 49,999

The Xiaomi 12 Pro was released at a starting price of Rs. 62,999 and is now available on Amazon.in for a starting price of Rs. 49,999. Additionally, you can get a flat INR 4000 Instant Discount on ALL Banks Card transactions. 

The phone got a Rs. 10,000 price cut back in February after the launch of Xiaomi 13 Pro, and was sold starting at Rs. 52,999.If planning to purchase this smartphone, we recommend reading our review before making a decision.

Xiaomi’s Redmi K50i is a performance-oriented phone that was unveiled last year, packing a Dimensity 8100 processor and a 6.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate.

The phone was released at a starting price of Rs. 25,999. It is now available on Amazon.in starting at Rs. 22,999. Additionally, you can get an up to INR 3000 Instant Discount on select Banks credit card transactions, so the effective price is Rs. 19,499.