Tech companies like Lava, Infinix, Garmin, Lumix, and Minix launched new smartphones, a viewfinder, a smartwatch, a smart weighing scale, and more this week (November 8-14).
DH’s Gadgets Weekly Edition lists the latest in personal technology highlights to keep you updated with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.
Lava Agni 5G
The new Agni 5G features a 6.78-inch Full HD (2460 x 1080 pixels) LCD screen, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, triple slots (nano SIM-1 + nano SIM-2 + microSD), CPU MediaTek Dimensity 810 Octa-Core 6nm 64-bit Mali-G57 MC2 GPU Android 11 8GB LPDDR4x RAM 128GB Storage (Expandable up to 256GB), 5000 Battery mAh with 30W fast charging capacity.
As far as photographic hardware is concerned, it features a quad-camera module – 64MP (f/1.79) + 5MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth camera (f/2.4) and 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensor with LED flash on the back And a front camera with a resolution of 16 MP (f / 2.0).
It comes in a single color Fire Blue for Rs 19999. For a limited time, it will be available for 17,999 rupees.
Techno Spark 8
Comes with 6.56 inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 480 nits brightness, Rear fingerprint sensor, 64-bit 2GHz MediaTek Helio G25 Octa-core CPU, IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 3GB Memory RAM, 32 GB Storage (up to 256 GB), Android 11 HiOS 7.6, 16 MP (f / 1.8) + AI Camera with Quad-LED Flash on the back, 8 MP (f / 2.0) with LED flash Double front and 5000 mAh battery. It comes in three colors – Atlantic blue, iridescent purple and cyan turquoise for 9,299 rupees.
Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale
Besides body weight (maximum 181 kg), users can calculate BMI (via the Garmin Connect app), skeletal muscle mass, bone mass, as well as body water percentage.
Users can connect 16 profiles to the Garmin S2 catalog. Each Garmin Index S2 user can connect and view their stats on the Garmin Connect app (iOs and Android both available).
Users can view daily weight fluctuations on the mobile application. The weighing scale can also be connected to a Wi-Fi router at home. Therefore, users can view the line graph showing the past 30 days weight readings on the color display and the on-screen widget for the weight scale itself.
The Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale comes with four AAA batteries in retail packaging and can provide up to 9 months of battery life. It costs 15,990 rupees.
Lumix 35mm (f/1.8) viewfinder
The Lumix S 35mm lens comes with eleven lens elements in nine groups including three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses. The use of three aspherical lenses promises to deliver high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, which are common advantages of all F1.8 series lenses.
ED lenses can effectively prevent chromatic aberration. It is suitable for situations such as landscapes and shots that take advantage of the natural viewing angle as well as portrait. It can also be used for shooting close-up photos thanks to a minimum focus distance of 0.24m.
The Lumix S 35mm F1.8 has the capability of smooth and silent operation to work with the high-speed, high-precision AF system of the camera with sensor drive at a maximum of 240 fps. For a non-linear setup, the focus is shifted by a variable amount according to the speed of rotation of the focus ring while the focus is shifted by a certain amount according to the amount of rotation of the focus ring for the linear setup. Sensitivity (how much focus shifts per km of rotation) can be selected from 90° to 360° by 30° to enable intended focus operation.
The Lumix S 35mm F1.8 also excels in video recording performance with a breathable focusing mechanism, which has been a fatal problem for all interchangeable lenses designed for still portrait photography. Combined with small-step aperture control to seamlessly change exposure, professional-quality video can be recorded.
It can also fit the S5, the smallest full-frame model from Lumix. Durable, dust- and splash-proof design. It can also work under harsh conditions even at minus 10 degrees for high mobility. Filter diameter is 67mm, with 9 blades circular aperture diaphragm. It costs 74,990 rupees and will be available in India’s Panasonic stores from December 2021.
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Minx Hawk Smart Watch
It features a 1.69-inch (240 x 280 pixels) screen with a curved square design and an IP67 rating. It comes with a heart rate chip (HRS3300), Realtek RK8762C main processor, 128MB storage, 180mAh cell with a battery that lasts for several days, takes 2 hours on a full charge from zero to 100 percent, and can track SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) , blood pressure, as well as many sports activities.
It comes in three colors – black, blue and gray – for 2,699 rupees.
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