Auto Expo 2018: New Gen Maruti Suzuki Swift To Launch In India Next Month

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The 2018 Maruti Suzuki will debut in India on February 7, 2018

Maruti Suzuki is all set to debut the third generation of the Swift in India and we’ll first see the car in the flesh at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company has officially begun bookings for the car and the dealers all across the country have started accepting it at a booking amount of ₹ 11,000. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be launched at the expo and deliveries will begin post that pan India. We spoke to a few dealers though who confirmed saying that it s likely that the car will carry a waiting period of 3 to 4 months from the start.

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(The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is based on a new platform and is lighter too)

The Maruti Suzuki Swift has dominated the hatchback segment and the new generation promises nothing different. The first two generations have been dominant in the compact hatchback segment ever since 2005 and it has always been on the list of top ten cars sold every month since then. Maruti Suzuki says that it has sold more than 5.8 million Swifts globally. The new generation, then, has big shoes to fill in and Maruti Suzuki isn’t holding out on making this one a cracker of a car.

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(The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift boasts a brand new design, but the infotainment system is familiar)

The new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a brand new design, and it’s an all new design language as well, which enhances the looks of the car. The new Swift is based on the 5th generation of the HEARTECT platform and it has grown in terms of dimensions. The 2018 Swift is wider (up by 40mm) at 1735 mm, has a longer wheelbase which has gone up by 20 mm at 2450 mm and is shorter than its predecessor by 10 mm (yes you read that right). Having said all of that, Maruti Suzuki says that the cabin of the new Swift boasts of better leg, knee and head room at the rear.

The new Swift also gets a major design and styling overhaul with new bold single-frame grille flanked by the bug-like headlamps with projector units and LED daytime running lamps and LED taillights. The car also gets new sportier alloys, a floating-style roof design with blackened B-pillar, and new front and rear bumper. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will also get an extensively updated cabin similar to the Dzire with a flat-bottom steering wheel. There’s also a new infotainment system which comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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(The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will get an AMT option as well)

Commenting on the all-new Swift, RS Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) at Maruti Suzuki India said, “We will take the excitement to a new height with the all-new Swift. The all-new Swift with its distinctive design, advanced technology, uplifting performance and enduring driver experience will bring disruption in the premium hatchback segment. In its newest avatar, the Swift undergoes a bold transformation to meet the aspiration of young and ever changing customer. We are delighted to open bookings for the all-new Swift and look forward to a grand launch at the Auto Expo 2018.”

Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki Swift will continue using the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines. The 2018 Swift will be now available with a manual as well as an Auto Gear Shift (AGS). There will be a primary of 4 variants on offer in both petrol and diesel – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+. The AGS will be only available in the VXi and ZXi variants in both fuel types. The company is also bringing in a host of new colours and there will be a total of six on offer. The Prime Lucent Orange is the new colour on offer on the Swift.

There’s good amount of boot space too with 268 litres of space which is an improvement of 58 litres over its predecessor.

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Nokia 9 May Sport New Dual Camera Setup, With Telephoto and Wide-Angle Lenses: Report

Nokia 9 May Sport New Dual Camera Setup, With Telephoto and Wide-Angle Lenses: Report

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New version of Nokia Camera app spotted in Nokia 5 Oreo beta
  • App teardown revealed support for telephoto and wide-angle lenses
  • Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) expected to launch in January

Nokia licensee HMD Global is expected to launch the much-anticipated Nokia 9 flagship next month, with an event in China said to be the venue. The refresh of the Nokia 6, being referred to as the Nokia 6 (2018), is expected to be launched alongside. Both rumoured smartphones have been the recipients of numerous leaks, including a TENAA listing for the latter, cheaper offering that left virtually no detail to the imagination. Now, a Nokia Camera app build spotted in the Android Oreo beta for the Nokia 5 has tipped the upcoming use of a new type of dual camera setup expected to be seen on the Nokia 9 – a wide-angle lens coupled with a telephoto lens.

Spotted by Nokiamob.net, the Nokia Camera v8.0200.20 app on the Nokia 5 Android 8.0 Oreo beta build was torn down, and showed telephoto lens options up to 2x zoom, and wide-angle lens options (seen below). Alongside, more manual settings have been added: users will be able to adjust shutter speed between 1s and 1/500s, and choose from ISO 100 to 2,000. This is being thought to mean that Nokia has chosen to forego the RGB/ monochrome dual camera setup it used on the Nokia 8, and brought two RGB sensors with different fields of view and zoom capabilities on an upcoming smartphone – probably the Nokia 9.

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Photo Credit: Nokiamob.net

The Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) were most recently in the news for reportedly being spotted on 3C – a Chinese certification authority. The 3C certification of the Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) didn’t reveal any details on the part of their specifications. The Nokia 9 is said to be listed with model number TA-1042, whereas the Nokia 6 (2018) has been spotted as TA-1054. There is also a speculation that the Nokia 9 will come in two other variants with model numbers TA-1005 and TA-1009.

Earlier this month, the Nokia 6 (2018) reportedly received TENAA certification in China – with a matching model number of TA-1054. Some early rumours claimed that the smartphone will have a similar design language as the Nokia 7 and will come with an 18:9 display. Also, it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, and a dual camera setup on the back with the company’s iconic Bothie feature. The Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) are expected to be launched at a January 19 event in China.

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Nokia 9

Nokia 9

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.30-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

12-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

22-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3800mAh

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  • Nokia 105 (2017) (Black)
    Rs.950
  • Nokia 105 (2017) (Black)
    Rs.962
  • Nokia 105 (2017) (WHITE)
    Rs.1,030

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Several new and refurbished Razer laptops are on sale

We may have said goodbye to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not to tech deals altogether. There are some nice discounts available as we progress through the holiday season, including ones from Razer, which is having a sale on several of its Blade, Blade Pro, and Blade Stealth laptops.

Razer’s sale includes a mix of new and refurbished models, both in the US and UK. Here’s a look:

UK DEALS

Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ 4K: £1,250, Razer (save £700) – This laptop pairs a Core i7-7500U processor with a 1TB SSD, giving you ample storage. It also has 16GB of RAM. Bear in mind that it’s running integrated Intel HD 620 graphics, so for more serious gaming, you’ll want to pair this with a external GPU enclosure.

Several other configurations of this laptop are on sale as well, though some are sold out. We’re listing them here anyway in case they come back in stock.

  • Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ 4K w/ i7-7500U 512GB SSD:  £999, Razer (save £550) – sold out
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ 4K w/ i7-7500U, 256GB SSD:  £1,305, Razer (save £45) – sold out
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ 4K w/ i7-7500U, 512GB SSD:  £1,460, Razer (save £90)
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ 4K w/ i7-7500U, 1TB SSD:  £1,810, Razer (save £90)
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ 4K w/ i7-8550U, 256GB SSD:  £1,455, Razer (save £45)
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ 4K w/ i7-8550, 512GB SSD:  £1,610, Razer (save £90)
  • Razer Blade Pro 17.3″ Full HD w/ i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 256GB + 2TB: £1,830, Razer (save £270)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade 14″ Full HD w/ i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 256GB:£1,700, Razer
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade 14″ Full HD w/ i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 512GB: £1,850, Razer
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade 14″ Full HD w/ i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 1TB: £2,200, Razer
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ QHD w/ i7-7500U, 128GB: £850, Razer – sold out
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ QHD w/ i7-7500U, 256GB: £1,100, Razer – sold out
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ QHD w/ i7-7500U, 512GB: £1,200, Razer

US DEALS

REFURBISHED Razer Blade V5 14″ QHD: $1,750, Razer (save $350) – This thin and light laptop has a Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. Razer backs it with a 1-year warranty.

Here are several other configurations and models that are on sale. Note that all of these are refurbished models, backed by a 1-year warranty.

  •  REFURBISHED Razer Blade V5 14″ QHD w/ Core i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060, 512GB:  $1,800, Razer (save $500)
  •  REFURBISHED Razer Blade V5 14″ QHD w/ Core i7-6700HQ, GTX 1060, 1TB: $2,000, Razer (save $700)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth V1 12.5″ QHD w/ Core i7-6500U, 128GB: $750, Razer (save $250)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth V1 12.5″ QHD w/ Core i7-6500U, 256GB: $950, Razer (save $250)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth V1 12.5″ UHD w/ Core i7-6500U, 256GB: $1,000, Razer (save $400)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth V1 12.5″ UHD w/ Core i7-6500U, 512GB: $1,100, Razer (save $500)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ QHD w/ Core i7-7500U, 128GB:$850, Razer (save $150) – out of stock
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ QHD w/ Core i7-7500U, 256GB:$1,050, Razer (save $200)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ QHD w/ Core i7-7500U, 512GB:$1,150, Razer (save $250)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ 4K w/ Core i7-7500U, 512GB:$1,300, Razer (save $300)
  • REFURBISHED Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ 4K w/ Core i7-7500U, 1TB: $1,500, Razer (save $500)

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Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ Batch

Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh 'Launchpad Accelerator' Batch

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class.

The shortlisted startups – BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops – will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in the US.

Class 5 of the mentorship will kick off on January 29 and will include two weeks of all-expenses paid training, as part of the the full six-month programme.

“These startups have been shortlisted based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence,” Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad, said in a statement.

BabyChakra is a trusted care companion to Indian parents, from pregnancy to parenting.

m.Paani powers real-time, direct to consumer engagement, marketing, loyalty and insights for mass market consumers and retailers.

NIRAMAI is a healthtech startup that has developed a novel breast cancer screening solution while SocialCops empowers organisations to make better decisions through data.

Launchpad Accelerator is Google’s six-month programme that includes an intensive two-week boot camp in San Francisco and mentoring from over 30 teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies in Silicon Valley and globally.

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