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Not everyone is a fan of OTT on the smaller screens they like a bigger screen on their smart TV. Now what if you don’t have a smart TV and a regular TV? Well there are streaming devices like Google Chromecast you are not required to upgrade to smart TV yet. Media streaming devices are very useful when you are required to bring the OTT support to the older TV sets and they are cheaper than buying a new TV. Here are some of the best streaming devices available in the market.
Apple TV 4K:
Apple TV 4K is available for 32GB variant and it has got support for Dolby Atmos sound. It has been equipped with Apple A12 Bionic chip as well as 4K HDR support. You need to have a quality TV in order to make most of the streaming device. With the Apple TV+ subscription you can have access to the original movies and shows to watch.
Amazon Fire TV Cube:
Amazon Fire TV Cube has been equipped with Alexa support along with Amazon’s library of the supported OTT platfroms like Netflix, Voot, Zee5, Hotstar and Prime Video. Amazon Fire TV stick does not compromise on the quality of content. Fire TV Cube has it’s emphasis on hands-free streaming.
Amazon Fire TV stick:
Amazon Fire TV stick has got support for Alexa voice support and 4K UHD picture quality. It has also got support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Amazon Fire TV stick has brought in the content from Apple TV, Zee5, Netflix, Hotstar and many more. You can get Amazon Fire TV stick at a cheaper rate if you are not interested in 4K variant.
The 3rd generation of Google’s own Chromecast streamer allows the users to flawlessly cast their screen on their TV. Chromecast works with iPhone, iPads and Android phones. It also works with Chromebooks as well as Windows laptops.
Mi TV stick:
Mi TV stick can turn any TV into an Android-based Smart TV and it provides many apps like Prime Video, Netflix and various other OTT platforms. It has got 1080p support for content. It comes with built-in Chromecast support allowing you to cast your screen and also Google Assistant which allows you to use the voice commands.
OnePlus may soon launch OnePlus 9 RT which was previously rumored that the Chinese company will not launch the phone this year. OnePlus 9 RT is a tweaked version of OnePlus 9R which was launched in March 2021. the new smartphone will offer a high refresh rate display as well as fast charging support. It may come up with Android 12 out of the box.
It is reported that OnePlus 9 RT will come up with 120Hz refresh rate display. It will also be equipped with an AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution. It will be equipped with 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. This smartphone will be powered by “higher-binned version of Snapdragon 870.” When it comes to camera, OnePlus 9 RT could come up with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera which is also available on OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone.
OnePlus 9 RT is said to be the first OnePlus phone to run on OxygenOS 12 which will be based on Android 12. OxygenOS 12 will bring together OnePlus and Oppo’s software effort into one experience. OxygenOS 12 will bring the elements from Oppo’s ColorOS but will continue to offer OnePlus Launcher and unique OnePlus features including the Work-Life Balance, Scout and Zen Mode among others.
Apple is planning to host multiple product events in the coming September where it is expected to launch a whole lineup of new devices. It is reported that Apple may launch various devices this year which include Apple 13 series, Apple Watches, enhanced iPad mini, AirPods and revamped MacBook Pros.
The next generation MacBook Pro line will feature a total redesign. Apple can come up with new MacBook Pro in 14-inch as well as 16-inch sizes. They can be equipped with Apple’s M1X processor and they can be in seven different color variants. MacBook Pro may come up with magnetic MagSafe charger and more ports for connecting external drives as well as devices.
We will also see the launch of Apple iPhone 13 series. This new series will feature an updated camera, smaller notch and improved display. The devices will be powered by A15 Bionic processor. All the Pro models will be equipped with ProMotion display with support for 120Hz refresh rate.
At the September event, we may also see entry-level 9th generation iPad with powerful processor, an updated revamped 6th generation iPad mini and a brand new Apple Watch Series 7 with flat chassis.
Realme is covering all the price segments in the wearable category and enhancing the user experience slowly and steadily. The company has introduced a new smartwatch i.e. Realme Watch 2 Pro that provides all the basic fitness tracking features. It has got all the good things that you need. Thus smartwatch has lots of resemblance with Apple Watch SE. it has got a very impressive built quality and it is also lightweight. It is very comfortable to wear this smartwatch all day even while sleeping.
Realme has come up with the standard design which is a square display with bezel around it. The straps can be swapped according to your preferences. This smartwatch is IP68 rated which means it can handle water splashes but you need to be careful and not wear it while swimming. Realme Watch 2 Pro has got 1.75-inch touchscreen display which is very responsive. It has got a sharp as well as bright display, however the sunlight eligibility is not that impressive. All the messages are displayed in big font which are easy to read while you are running.
Realme Watch 2 pro can easily monitor your SpO2 (Blood Oxygen level) easily. The watch has come up with the same result as on the Oximeter which does not happen with most of the smartwatches. This watch can also monitor your heart rate continuously. You have the choice you change the heart rate reading time but the app only displays the data on hourly basis which is a negative point. It has also got a built-in GPS so your distance traveled data will be authentic. It has also got sleep tracking and you can get detailed data on light, deep as well as REM sleep cycles. With the 24-hours heart rate monitoring the watch can report your heart rate readings while you are sleeping.
Realme Watch 2 Pro allows you to re-arrange the app and tiles on watch which makes it very simple to access your desired tile or any other content. You can get loads of unique watch faces which is impressive but you are allowed to download seven designs at a time. However you can remove the old ones and then add new watch faces which you like.
Realme Watch 2 Pro delivers two weeks battery life and it is on point if you don’t use ‘Raise to Wake’ feature and also too much GPS exercise tracking. This watch shows only 6-7 notifications and it clears the old ones automatically in order to make space for the new messages. During the workout, this watch does not allow you to change the music when it is tracking an activity. It has not got ambient sensor so you need to adjust the brightness levels in different lighting conditions which can be annoying at times. It has also not got Always-on Display (AOD) which has been skipped in order to offer a better battery life.
Samsung has recently launched the next-generation smartwatch in two different variants, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Edition. The newly introduced smart watches are not compatible with Apple’s iOS. The official page of Galaxy Watch 4 has not mentioned about Apple’s OS.
According to reports, Samsung has no plans to add iOS compatibility to Galaxy Watch 4 at the moment. Other Samsung smartwatches work flawlessly with Apple’s iPhones and this brand new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the first exception. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are also not compatible with the older Android smartphones running Android 5.0. Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy Watch 4 is compatible with Android 6.0 or higher devices that are equipped with 1.5GB RAM or more. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with the new operating system that combines two ecosystems i.e. Tizen OS and Wear OS.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the first ever smartwatch which is running “Wear OS Powered by Samsung.” the IS has replaced Samsung’s Tizen platform that was present until last year’s Galaxy Watch 3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm variants while on the other hand Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Edition will be available in 42mm and 44mm variants.
Google is planning to hit the mid-range smartphone market with the Pixel 5a. This brand new phone is the follow-up to Pixel 4a that was introduced lat year. The new phone will be launched in US and Japan on 26th August. The newly introduced Pixel 5a has got a bigger screen compared to Pixel 4a, a much bigger battery and an IP67 rating for water resistance. Google Pixel 5a is targeted at the mid-range smartphone market where it’s competitors will be Samsung Galaxy A22 5G and Apple iPhone SE.
Google Pixel 5a Specs and Features:
Google Pixel 5a 5G is equipped with 6.34-inch OLED display and 60Hz refresh rate as well as FHD+ resolution. This device has come up in just a single colour option i.e. Black. It has got an olive-coloured power button and a punch hole display design. When it comes to camera specs, Google Pixel 5a is equipped with a dual-camera setup that has got a 12MP dual-pixel sensor and 16MP ultra-wide angle lens. It will be equipped with Android 11. This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G processor. It is equipped with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with a 4,680mAh battery which will deliver up to 48 hours of battery life on single charge. It has also been equipped with an in-built Titan M security ship and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Vivo is planning to upgrade the Y series with the upcoming vivo Y53s. The Y series of vivo is famous for introducing most impressive and innovative smartphones in the market with some staggering cameras and durable batteries.
Y53s of vivo is exoected ti be in the arena with loads of features and that too in cheap prices. When it comes to design, the Y53s supports a youthful and trendy design like its predecessors.
vivo has said that they are raising the bar in design with the Y53s by introducing a fresh new look and some impressive blending colours for a refreshing feel. It has been reported that the phone will be available in two colour variants which are Deep Sea Blue and Fantastic Rainbow.
When it comes to specifications nothing much has been revealed about the upcoming phone. However we can speculate that Y53s has been designed to satisfy basic photography requirements. Last year, vivo introduced Eye Autofocus technology in V20 series. Vivo Y53s is also rumoured to arrive with the Eye Autofocus feature for some stunning photos.
Vivo Y series is famous for its durable and long lasting batteries, super fast charging capabilities and RAM and storage capacity. The Y53s won’t be any different. It will also come with the gaming mode which will give the gamers an extra boost of performance. Vivo’s gaming mode has been impressive and it optimizes the gameplay as well as reduces the stutters as well as lags.
The official announcement about the specifications, price and launch dates. But according to the reports, vivo Y53s will provide better features as compared to its predecessor.