Weekly gadgets: Sony Bravia XR X90K LED smart TV, and more

Tech companies like Sony, Tata Power, pTron, Motorola, and Samsung, among others, this week (June 6-12) launched a new lineup of phones, smartwatches, headphones, and more.

DH’s weekly Gadgets edition lists the latest top personal tech products to keep you up to date with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.

Sony Bravia XR X90K LED Smart TV Series
The Japanese tech company earlier this week launched the new BRAVIA XR Full-Array LED X90K series in two screen sizes: 65-inch and 55-inch.

They come with a Flush Surface bezel design language with an Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p) display panel and support 120Hz refresh rate and 4K HDR content. Inside, they are equipped with an exclusive XR cognitive processor supported by XR Triluminos pro, XR Motion Clarity and XR 4K upscaling technologies, to deliver a good viewing experience.

They also support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and e-ARC to deliver an enhanced gaming experience. With Bravia Core, users can enjoy IMAX enhanced movies at the highest Pure Stream 80Mbps quality on Bravia XR TVs.

The new XR-55X90K series smart TV. Credit: Sony

They feature a 30 watt speaker with an Acoustic Multi Audio system, 5.1 Ch technology – 3D Surround Upscaling, Dolby Atmos, ambient optimization, two tweeters and voice zoom support.

Additionally, it offers ambient optimization and comes with an advanced light sensor and acoustic self-calibration technology to deliver an immersive audio-visual experience.

It comes with four HDMI ports for connecting a set-top box, Blu-Ray players, game console, and two USB ports for connecting to hard drives and other USB devices.

The new Sony TVs promise to offer an improved user interface with the BRAVIA CAM function, which supports gesture control, video calls and much more.

Sony XR-55X90K (55 inch) and XR-65X90K (65 inch) cost Rs 1,29,990 and Rs 1,79,990 respectively.

Tata Power’s new AI-based motion sensor
As part of the Tata Power EZ Home solutions, the company has launched a new PIR (passive infrared) motion sensor powered by AI (artificial intelligence). Citing the BEE study report, the company said the device can save up to 40% on the consumption of associated household appliances.

With mobile, users can view energy analysis data of their home’s actual and predicted electricity consumption at different levels (product level, room level, and house level). Real-time data also helps customers stay within the relevant rate band and helps them realize their savings.

New AI-based sensors to control the energy consumption of household appliances. Credit: Tatapower

The Tata Power EZ Home mobile app also displays information that compares power consumption to a star-rated electrical appliance in the same category. This cross-comparison makes it possible to realize any efficiency issues indicating the maintenance measures of the device.

Consumers can also use digital assistant Alexa or Google Assistant or via any compatible remote to control light switches and appliances. They come with different sizes and capacities with prices varying between Rs 1,500 and Rs 3,000.

pTron Force X10E connected watch
It sports a curved diamond-shaped rectangular design language with a 1.7-inch 2.5D color HD (240 x 280p) display and is encased in a corrosion-resistant zinc-alloy casing with steel pushers. Also, it comes with an IP68 water and dust resistance rating.

The new Force X10E connected watch. Credit: pTron

It includes a pedometer and supports calories burned, step count, sedentary and hydration reminder, sleep monitor and distance traveled. Besides, it supports 24/7 SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation level) and heart rate reading and can track seven physical sports.

It takes three hours for a full charge and can last up to 12 days. It costs Rs 1,899.

Samsung M8 Smart Monitor

Samsung’s new M8 series smart display comes in a 32-inch display with slim bezels, 16:9 aspect ratio and 3840 x 2160p UHD resolution. It has a premium metal casing and a height adjustable stand.

It offers a maximum brightness of 400 nits, supports HDR10+ content, Samsung TV Plus, ConnectShare (USB 2.0), Web Service (Microsoft 365), SmartThings, Workspace, Game bar 2.0 and more.

Samsung smart monitor. Credit: Samsung India

It also has 2.2 channels (5W x 2 with tweeter), full HD webcam and remote control (in the box).

As for connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 5.0, a micro-HDMI and two USB-C (1Up/1Dn) with a maximum charging speed of 65W.

Samsung Smart Monitor M8 is available in four colors – Daylight Blue, Spring Green, Sunset Pink and Warm White – for Rs 59,999.

Motorola Moto G82 5G

The new Motorola phone features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400p) pOLED display and supports 120Hz refresh rate.

It comes with three slots (two for nano SIMs and one for microSD cards), a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and boasts an IP52 splash-proof rating.

Inside, it houses an 8nm-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor with Adreno 619L GPU, Android 12-based My UX operating system, 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable up to 1TB), supports 13 5G bands and a 5000mAh battery with 30W charging capacity.

The new Moto G82 5G series. Credit: Motorola

The new Motorola phone has a triple camera module – 50MP (with f/1.8, OIS: optical image stabilization + 8MP ultra-wide camera and depth camera (f/2.2) + 2MP macro sensor (f/ 2.4) with LED flash On the front, it has a 16MP sensor (f/2.2) It comes in two configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB – for Rs 21,999 and Rs 22,499, respectively.

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