New Delhi. There were some big announcements in the tech world this week. This includes everything from Windows 11, to Jio’s first smartphone in partnership with Google, to one of the first foldable tablet PCs in the market – the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. This week has been very busy for the people associated with the tech industry. Let’s take a look at all the tech launches that took place between June 21 and June 25. It needs to be clarified here that the list is not exhaustive but includes a list of gadgets and products that were specifically launched during the week.
The most important tech launch of the week was Windows 11. Microsoft announced the next generation of Windows during an online event on 24 June 2021. The next generation of Windows comes with a redesigned UI, which looks cleaner and has technology in line with the current generation.
Next Jio phone
Reliance Industries held its annual shareholders’ meeting on 24 June. During the Reliance AGM, the company announced the first Jio smartphone JioPhone Next. JioPhone Next has been developed in partnership with Google and will be launched in September this year as one of the most affordable smartphones in the world.
MSI GE66, GE76 RAIDER, AND GS66 STEALTH
MSI also launched its latest gaming laptops – MST GE66, MSI GE76 Raider and GS66 Stealth. The three laptops are spread over a total of eight preset configurations, with additional slots for post purchase RAM and storage expansion. While the Raider series laptops will serve as desktop replacements, the Stealth series MSI GS66 seeks to offer lightweight portability. New laptops start at Rs 2.08 lakh for the MSI GE66 Raider, and go up to Rs 3.92 lakh for the MSI GE76 Raider full-spec variant.
Xiaomi Mi 11 light
Xiaomi launched its Mi 11 Lite which comes as a toned-down version of the company’s flagship – Mi 11 series this year. The Mi 11 Lite comes with a 6.55-inch full-HD+ OLED display, packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The triple rear camera system includes a 64-megapixel primary camera with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G comes with a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The price of Mi 11 Lite in India is Rs 21,999.
Realme Narzo 30, Realme Narzo 30 5G
Realme also launched the Realme Narzo 30 and Realme Narzo 30 5G smartphones in India this week. Narzo 30 price in India starts at Rs 12,499 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs 14,499 for the 6GB + 128GB model. On the other hand, the Realme Narzo 30 5G is priced at Rs 15,999 for the sole 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model. Its sale in India will start from June 30 through Flipkart and official Realme channels.
XIAOMI MI Watch Revolve Active
Along with the Mi 11 Lite, Xiaomi also launched its latest smartwatch – the Mi Watch Revolve Active. It comes with 1.3-inch AMOLED display with Always-on feature. For fitness, the smartwatch gets an integrated VO2 max sensor, SpO2 sensor, GPS, sleep monitor, heart rate monitor and more. This watch supports more than 117 sports modes and 110 customizable watch faces. This is an Alexa enabled smartwatch, and it also comes with support for notifications. Its price in India is Rs 9,999 and its starting price is Rs 8,999.
Other products launched this week include some other important products. Vivo launched a toned-down version of its V21 – Vivo V21e 5G, Realme launched the Realme Buds Q2 TWS earbuds along with the Realme Narzo 30 series and a new Realme Smart TV with full-HD resolution. Garmin has launched its latest smartwatch – the Garmin Foreigner 55. Lenovo launched its first foldable tablet – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, and more.