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Google Home Speaker Codenamed ‘Prince’ in the Works: Report

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Google is reportedly working to launch a new smart speaker pretty soon. The upcoming smart speaker key detail has been revealed with a new leak.

As per a report by 9to5Google, the upcoming Google Home speaker will be codenamed as ‘Prince’ may release towards the end of 2020. As per the report, the upcoming smart speaker will join other Nest-branded smart speakers by Google will sit between the Google Home and Google Home Max and come with a fabric-based design. , which is similarly found in other Google smart speakers.

It is further speculated that the next-generation Google Home speaker will feature a larger audio driver – and of course, support for Google Assistant. The company is yet to announce its development.

Google is expected to release a host of new products such as Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, a new Chromecast codenamed Sabrina and Google Pixel Buds this year. The company launched Google Home Mini and Home Max in 2017, expanding its Google Home portfolio. Over the years, the company has also introduced a smart speaker with a touchscreen, namely, Google Nest Hub.

The report highlights that the company will add a large audio driver, meaning that the sound capabilities will be better than Google Home. The report did not mention any unique features for the upcoming smart speaker, but it will be built on the existing functionality. The smart speaker might come with stereo speaker pairing, a feature which is present in Google Home Max. The report highlights that the new product will be launched until the fall. As for the pricing, the upcoming smart speaker will be priced higher than the Google Home, but it will be lower than the Home Max.

As mentioned, Google is yet to announce the development of its new Nest-branded products and more information from the company is expected in the coming weeks.

Previously, the company introduced Nest Mini speaker in India for Rs 4,499. The company claims that Nest Mini comes with better sound output as compared to its predecessor, the Google Home Mini. It also comes with faster performance, all thanks to a dedicated machine learning chip in the device. The Nest Mini supports a host of streaming services including YouTube Music, Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music.

Currently, the Google Home price in India is set at Rs. 7,999 while the Google Home Max in the US costs $249 (roughly Rs. 18,900).

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Redmi Earbuds S True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 1,799

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Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Redmi Earbuds S first true wireless earphones in India.  Xiaomi launched Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in India early this month. Now, the sub-brand is entering the fastest-growing audio segment with the launch of Redmi Earbud S. According to Counterpoint Research, the true wireless earbuds segment posted 700 per cent year-over-year growth in India last year. The top three brands contributed almost half of the total shipments in 2019; giving ample opportunity for Xiaomi and Redmi to disrupt the market.

Redmi Earbud S: Price in India

Essentially the Indian version of the Redmi AirDots S that was launched in China in April, the Redmi Earbuds S is priced at slightly higher than the global version which costs CNY 100 (approximately Rs. 1,100). With the rebranded name, Redmi will ensure there is no confusion with boAt Airdopes true wireless earbuds in the market. The Redmi Earbuds S is priced at Rs 1,799 in India and will be available via Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home and Mi Studio. The first sale is set for May 27, 2020, at 12:00PM IST.

Redmi Earbuds S features, specifications

The Redmi Earbuds S use 7.2mm drivers, and are IPX4-rated for water resistance. The earphones themselves weigh just 4.1g each, making these among the lightest true wireless earphones available today. In terms of codec support, the Redmi Earbuds S use the SBC codec, and also support a low-latency mode which is useful when gaming on a smartphone. The earphones have a claimed battery life of four hours per charge; when combined with the additional charges provided by the charging case, up to 12 hours of use can be expected.

Gaming users will also benefit from a low-latency mode on the Redmi Airdots S, which will allow for the smoother transmission of sound from the smartphone to the earphones with reduced delay. Additionally, there is support for voice assistants, environmental noise reduction through the Realtek RTL8763BFR Bluetooth chip, and the ability to use either earphone individually without separately pairing each earphone of the Redmi Earbuds S.

The Redmi Earbuds S is among the most affordable true wireless earphones from a major brand in India and will take on competition from brands such as Noise, Boat, and others. Xiaomi will face competition from Realme in the segment as well, which recently launched the Realme Buds Air Neo true wireless earphones for Rs. 2,999. Although positioned against the more expensive Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, the pricing of the Realme Buds Air Neo means that the Redmi Earbuds S will also face competition.

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Sennheiser HD 450BT, HD 350BT Bluetooth headphones launched in India: Price, features

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Sennheiser, the German audio brand, on Thursday launched its two new around-ear Bluetooth headphones HD 450BT and HD 350BT in India. The new closed-back wireless headphones Sennheiser HD 450BT is priced at Rs 14,990 and HD 350BT at Rs 7,490, the new wireless headphones will be available to buy both online and offline through leading platforms and stores.

The headphones aim to offer a 30-hour battery life and instant voice assistant access. The HD 450BT also features active noise cancellation. They also come with a dedicated voice assistant button which enables voice interaction with Siri or Google Assistant at a touch, while intuitive physical buttons on the earcups make it easy to control music and calls.

These products will be available on online platform such as Amazon, Flipkart, company’s own website and other leading electronic retail outlets in India.

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Lenovo HT10 Pro True Wireless Earphones With EQ Technology to Launch in India Soon for Rs 4,499

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Lenovo has teased an imminent launch of its HT10 Pro truly wireless earphones for the Indian market. The wireless earbuds will arrive with EQ technology support and will be an affordable offering from the company.

Dubbed as Lenovo TWS HT10 Pro, the wireless earbuds will be priced at Rs 4,499. The new EQ technology brings two preset equaliser frequencies on a low-cost device. The company says that this was currently only possible in very high-end devices. The Pro variant will come with a few improvements, including the new EQ technology. To recall, the HT10 earbuds were launched in India last September, with a price tag of Rs. 3,999.

Lenovo HT10 Pro features, specifications

The Lenovo HT10 Pro is an improved version of the original Lenovo HT10 true wireless earbuds which was launched back in September 2019. According to official notes, the wireless hearables will arrive with the new EQ technology, with two preset equalizer frequencies. Lenovo stated that the feature is generally only available in higher priced wireless earbuds, unlike the HT10 Pro.

In simpler terms, EQ technology is a method through which frequencies can be switched between multiple modes to allow for a better audio experience. Meaning, users can switch for a frequency better suited for different types of music, like clarity for deep meaning songs with lyrics or bass-heavy frequencies for hip hop or electronic-based genres. The two preset modes are called Pure Music and Extra Bass respectively.

For battery life, the HT10 Pro TWS earphones offer up to 48 hours of playtime when paired with its rechargeable charging case and about 200 hours of standby time. The new version is powered by Qualcomm’s 3020 chipset and features Bluetooth 5.0 that offers a range of 20 meters. aptX audio codecs support are included as well, which is another positive point.

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