Major launches this week: Airtel 5G, Jio 5G, Pixel 7, Jio Book, Moto G72, Xiaomi 12T, Nord watch
Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of the 5G network at the India Mobile Congress, the month of October has been busy. This made the tech followers eagerly wait for the new mobile network. Along with 5G mobile technology, the first week of October (popularly known as Techtober) also saw the launch of several products including Pixel 7 series, JioBook, Moto G72, Xiaomi 12T series and Nord smartwatches. Check out this week’s major launches here. Let’s begin.
From Airtel and Jio 5G to Xiaomi 12T and Nord Watch
Airtel 5G: Airtel 5G Plus has been officially launched in India and the services will initially be available in 8 cities including Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai. Varanasi, Siliguri, Nagpur and Bangalore. Customers will not need to upgrade their SIM to access 5G, and 5G will initially be available to customers on existing plans until the network is widely rolled out across the country. Smartphone manufacturers need to send an OTA update that enables 5G.
Jio 5G: Besides Airtel, there is also Jio Launched its 5G network in India And also unveiled a new ‘Welcome Offer’. However, 5G will be available in beta trial phase and only in five cities including Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata and Delhi. This is an invite only offer and not available to all users. Customers who get the invite can opt for the welcome offer and access 5G speeds with unlimited data. Jio said that it will gradually expand this offer to more cities. Unlike Airtel, Jio customers don’t need to switch.
Pixel 7 series: Google Pixel 7 series Officially launched This is the first time since 2018 that the number series has been introduced by Google and the company in India as well. There are two models in the lineup: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro and they come with 2nd generation Tensor chipset, up to triple camera sensors on the back, up to 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support and Android 13 OS out-of-the-box. – Box.
Google Pixel 7 Price in India Rs. 59,999, while the Pixel 7 Pro price for the 12GB + 128GB model is Rs. 84,999.
Geo Book: Jio Book is a surprise Statement from the organization This week. After being part of the rumor mill for a long time, the Jio laptop was finally showcased at IMC and later went on sale through it. Government e-Marketplace (GeM) website. This means oOnly government departments can shop here. Normal availability may occur during Diwali. The price of the Jio Book laptop is listed at Rs.19,500. They said that a laptop would come It comes with an 11.6-inch HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.
Moto G72: Motorola has launched the Moto G72 in India and it comes with impressive specs like a 120Hz polarized display, 5000mAh battery, 108MP primary camera at the back and Android 12 OS out of the box. However, one downside to the phone is the lack of 5G network. It comes with MediaTek Helio G99 processor. Although the chipset is new, it doesn’t support 5G network, making it a tough sell.
Moto G72 price in India for 6GB + 128GB model is Rs. 18,999 and will be available. Meteorite Gray and Polar Blue color options.
Nord watch: Finally, OnePlus has launched a new budget Nord watch in India. The smart watch comes with a 1.78-inch 60Hz AMOLED panel, 100 online customizable watch faces, 230mAh battery and 105-workout modes and IP68 rating. The OnePlus Watch is priced at Rs 4,999.