Acer Nitro 5, Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 10, Spin 1 Refresh Launched Ahead of Computex

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop releasing in July
  • Acer Spin 1 has also been upgraded with better specs
  • Two Iconia-branded Android 7.0 Nougat tablets also launched

Just ahead of Computex in Taipei, Taiwanese company Acer has launched a host of new devices. This includes a new laptop, an upgraded 2-in-1, and fresh Iconia-branded Android tablets. The Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop, while the Spin 1 convertible gets upgraded processors and more. The addition to the tablet lineup brings Android 7.0 Nougat software with one variant sporting a quantum dot display.

Acer Nitro 5

Starting with the laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop with multiple configurations. It includes Intel and AMD processors – up to seventh generation Core i5 and i7 processors for Intel with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, and seventh generation A-Series FX, A12, and A10 APUs along with up to a discrete Radeon RX 550 graphics chip from AMD. To take care of heating, Acer has introduced a Coolboost technology that delivers heightened fan speeds and cooling ability, and allows users to manually control the cooling process when heavy use requires an added boost. It boasts of a 15.6-inch full-HD display with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, and 2TB HDD storage. The keyboard has red back-lighting, and ports include USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and HDMI 2.0. The Nitro 5 will arrive in North America in July with prices starting at $799 (roughly Rs. 51,500).

Acer Nitro 5, Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 10, Spin 1 Refresh Launched Ahead of Computex

Acer Spin 1
Coming to the upgraded Spin 1 convertible, it now packs new hardware and a sleeker metal design frame. It brings support for up to the latest Intel Celeron and Pentium processors, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB storage. It sports an 11.6-inch full-HD display with a 360 degree hinge, and weighs only 1.25 kgs. It is rated to offer up to 8 hours of battery life, and ports include USB 3.1 Type-A (gen 1), USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI, and microSD card slot for memory expansion. It comes with a stylus support on the touchscreen display, and also supports Bluetooth version 4.1. The updated Spin 1 will also arrive in North America in July with prices starting at $329 (roughly Rs. 21,200).

 

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Acer Iconia 10 and Iconia One 10
Lastly, but importantly, the new 10-inch Android tablets that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The more premium variant is called the Acer Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A50), and the other is known as the Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40FHD). Both the tablets are powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor, and are rated to offer up to eight hours of battery life. Starting with the Iconia 10, it sports a quantum dot display, four speakers, and a built-in sub-woofer for better media consumption. The Iconia One 10 brings more connectivity options with two micro-USB ports. Both the tablets support DTS-HD Premium Sound, and Wireless AC connectivity. Acer did not reveal full specification details of these tablets, and also refrained from announcing pricing and availability.

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Google Pixel, Pixel XL Tipped to Receive Android O in August, Ahead of Nexus Devices

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rollout is expected to happen in August
  • Nexus devices to get the update later
  • Android O update coming Nokia and OnePlus devices as well

Android O was one of the biggest highlights of Google I/O 2017 this year, and to test waters the search giant has also released Android O in a public beta. The timeline for a public release is usually at the same time as the launch of the new Pixel device in October. However, a new tip hints that the current Pixel devices will be the first to receive a stable update to Android O, as early as August.

Android Police’s David Ruddock tweeted this information claiming that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will be the first to receive Android O. The update will be rolled out in the first or second week of August, ahead of Nexus devices. This is way in advance from last year’s rollout timeline as well. This isn’t to say that Nexus devices won’t be receiving an update, but only a little later.

Ruddock claims that he got the information from a reliable source, but we recommend you to not get your hopes up until Google announces it officially.

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Other smartphones that are confirmed to get the Android O update, whenever it arrives, include the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T. Users wanting to try the new operating system can do so by enrolling in the Android O beta. Do keep in mind that you’ll need to have an eligible Google smartphone. Currently, the only supported phones for the Android O beta are the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, and the Google Pixel XL.

Android O brings along redesigned settings, notifications, quick toggles, picture in picture mode, and much more. Check out our first impressions right here.

Google Pixel

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Rs. 43,500
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  • KEY SPECS
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Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.6GHz quad-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12.3-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2770mAh

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  • Design
  • Display
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  • Performance
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  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Brilliant low-light photography
  • Fast modern processor
  • Great battery life
  • Google Assistant with localisations for India
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  • Not very stylish or eye-catching
  • Expensive
  • No storage expansion
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OnePlus 5 Registrations Open Ahead of Official Launch, Already Attracting Huge Numbers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The smartphone will be launched on June 20
  • OnePlus 5 features dual camera setup
  • The flagship phone shares design elements with iPhone 7 Plus

OnePlus knows how to grab public attention and the Chinese company seems to have done it yet again. Even though OnePlus 5 will be globally unveiled next week, the registrations for the smartphone have already opened are attracting great interest in China. At the time of writing this report, around 1.10 lakh people have already registered for the upcoming flagship from OnePlus. Chinese website JD.com has opened registrations for OnePlus 5 ahead of its official launch on June 20 and if registration numbers are anything to go by, the smartphone is going to be a smash hit in the country.OnePlus 5 Registrations Open Ahead of Official Launch, Already Attracting Huge Numbers

We would like to clarify over here that registrations are not the same thing as pre-orders and customers are not required to pay any money while registering themselves for the device. However, registrations do reflect the general interest in the smartphone and as of now, the interest for OnePlus seems to be at its peak.

OnePlus 5 specifications

Talking about the specifications of the OnePlus 5, the company has confirmed that smartphone features a dual camera setup, which was developed by company in partnership with DxO. The company has also confirmed that the smartphone packs a Snapdragon 835 processor.

Moving to the leaked specifications, the OnePlus 5 has been tipped to run OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and feature a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone is expected to be offered in two RAM variants, i.e. 6GB and 8GB. In terms of storage, the phone has been tipped to come with either 64GB or 128GB.

In terms of optics, OnePlus 5 is expected to sport a dual camera setup at the back that has one 20-megapixel sensor and another 16-megapixel sensor. At front, the smartphone has been tipped to come with a 16-megapixel sensor. OnePlus 5 has been tipped to house a 3300mAh battery and come with NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 support as well.

OnePlus 5 price

The price for OnePlus 5 has been tipped to start at $479 (roughly Rs. 30,800). In India, the pricing for the smartphone was suggested to start from Rs. 32,999, with the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant expected to cost Rs. 37,999.

Recent render leaks as well as the company’s official teaser image has all but confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will feature a design quite similar to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus.

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

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Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2.35GHz octa-core

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

8GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

23-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh

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