Week 52, 2021 launch summary: TECNO Spark 8 Pro, iQOO U5, Xiaomi 12 Pro, OPPO K9x, etc.


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We’ve just entered a whole new year and we’re gearing up to witness the announcements that will take place next week at CES 2022. However, tech brands have launched new products and offerings even in the last week of 2021. Well, there have been plenty of product announcements over the past week including smartphones, wearable devices, TWS headphones, and more.

To name a few, Xiaomi has unveiled the highly anticipated flagship smartphones of the Xiaomi 12 series as well as the MIUI 13 custom ROM. On top of that we have announcements from Tecno, iQOO and Oppo among others. That said, we’ve listed the launch summary for the last week of 2021 here.

Noise ColorFit Caliber

Noise ColorFit Caliber

Key specs

  • Bluetooth
  • 1.69 inch touchscreen
  • Water resistant, 1.5m, IP68
  • Scratch resistant
  • Heart rate monitor
  • SpO2 (blood oxygen) monitor
  • Sleep monitor, calorie count, step count
  • 15 days Battery
TECNO Spark 8 Pro

TECNO Spark 8 Pro

Key specs

  • 6.8-inch FHD + Dot-in display (1080 x 2460 pixels)
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio G85 12nm processor with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU up to 1000 MHz
  • 4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64 GB internal storage / 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB internal storage
  • Expandable with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11
  • 48MP (f / 1.79 primary) + 2MP (f / 2.4 depth) + 2MP (f / 2.0 AI Lens), dual LED flash
  • 8MP front camera with dual LED flash
  • Dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5000 mAh battery
Xiaomi buds 3

Xiaomi buds 3

Key specs

  • Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, AAC codec
  • Dynamic Dual Magnet Drivers, Hi-Fi Audio
  • Customized high performance noise cancellation chip, two microphones for active noise cancellation (airplane travel mode, office mode and daily mode) with maximum noise reduction of 40dB.
  • Two transparency modes allow users to listen to ambient sounds with one click without removing the headset
  • Touch controls for music playback and launch of the voice assistant (Siri / Google Voice)
  • Smart two-device quick connection for easy pairing with cellphones and laptops
  • Smart wear detection for auto play and pause
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55)
  • 4.6g lightweight headphones; Case weight: 52g
  • 7 hours with ANC deactivated, total autonomy of 32 hours
Xiaomi S1 Watch

Xiaomi S1 Watch

Key specs

  • 1.43 inch (466 × 466 pixel) AMOLED display with sapphire glass shield, always-on display
  • Heart rate sensor (including blood oxygen), accelerometer sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, atmospheric pressure sensor, ambient light sensor,
  • capacitive sensor for wear detection
  • Sleep tracking, fitness tracking, 17 professional sports modes and 100 extended sports modes
  • Speaker and microphone for calling via bluetooth and Xiaoai voice assistant
  • GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5.2 to connect to devices running Android 6.0 and above; iOS 10 and above, NFC for payments
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters (5 ATM)
  • 470 mAh battery
Xiaomi 12 pro

Xiaomi 12 pro

Key specs

  • 6.73-inch display (3200 x 1440 pixels) Full HD + AMOLED 20: 9 HDR10 +
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm mobile platform with Adreno next generation GPU
  • 8 GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12 GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • 50MP + 50MP + 50MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 4,600 mAh battery (typical)
Xiaomi 12x

Xiaomi 12x

Key specs

  • 6.28-inch display (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD + AMOLED 20: 9 HDR10 +
  • Octa Core (1 x 3.2 GHz + 3 x 2.42 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7 nm mobile platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8 GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128 GB / 256 GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12 GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 11
  • 50MP + 13MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera with 80.5 Fov
  • Fingerprint sensor integrated in the display, Infrared sensor
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 4,500mAh battery (typical)
OPPO K9x

OPPO K9x

Key specs

  • 6.49-inch Full HD + LCD display (2400 × 1080 pixels) in 20: 9 aspect ratio
  • Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 810 6nm processor with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256 GB (UFS 2.2) storage
  • Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 64MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera
  • 16MP front camera with f / 2.0 aperture
  • Side mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5,000mAh battery (typical)
Almighty Firebolt

Almighty Firebolt

Key specs

  • 1.39-inch AMOLED Always On display (454 x 454 pixels), customizable watch faces
  • Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to Android and iOS devices
  • Bluetooth calls: answer and make calls with Bluetooth directly from your watch, camera control, music control
  • 11 sports modes: running, treadmill, rock climbing, walking, cycling, spinning, yoga, soccer, basketball, badminton, free workout
  • Monitor blood pressure, heart rate, Spo2 oxygen saturation
  • Tracking: sleep, steps, calories, distance
  • Water resistant (IP67)
  • Up to 10 days of battery life
ColorFit Ultra 2 noise

ColorFit Ultra 2 noise

Key specs

  • 1.75-inch (368 x 448-pixel) AMOLED display with over 100 customizable, cloud-based watch faces
  • Bluetooth 5.1 to connect to iOS 10+ or ​​Android 7+ devices
  • 24 × 7 heart rate monitor, SpO2 monitoring
  • Distance, sleep monitor, stress monitor, step tracker, calories burned, distance traveled, activity history, sleep monitor, breathing, caller name info, call rejection, find my phone, call reminder on, low battery reminder, remote music control, camera remote, Stopwatch, Alarm, Wake-up gesture, Vibrate alert, Do not disturb mode, Smart DND, Calculator, Actions, World clock
  • Over 60 sport modes
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • 180 mAh battery
iQOO U5

iQOO U5

Key specs

  • 6.58-inch Full HD + LCD display (2408 × 1080 pixels) with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm mobile platform with Adreno 619L GPU
  • 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128 GB storage (UFS 2.1)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Android 12 with OriginOS Ocean
  • 50MP + 2MP macro camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 5G SA / NSA, dual 4G VoLTE
  • 5000 mAh battery

Best mobiles in India

  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

    1 29 900

  • Vivo X70 Pro Plus

    79 990

  • OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G

    38,900

  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro

    1 19 900

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

    18,999

  • Motorola Moto G60

    19,300

  • Xiaomi mi 11 ultra

    69,999

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    86,999

  • Xiaomi mi 10i

    20,999

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

    1 04 999

  • Oneplus 9

    49,999

  • Redmi Note 10 Pro

    15,999

  • Samsung galaxy f62

    20,449

  • Redmi 9A

    7 332

  • OPPO F19

    18 990

  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)

    31,999

  • Samsung galaxy s20 plus

    54,999

  • OPPO F15

    17,091

  • Vivo S1 Pro

    17,091

  • Realme 6

    13,999

  • Oppo a11

    11 838

  • Tecno Pova 5G

    22,809

  • Xiaomi 12x

    37,505

  • Xiaomi 12 pro

    55 115

  • iQOO U5

    15,300

  • iQOO Neo 5S

    32,100

  • iQOO Neo 5 SE

    26 173

  • Vivo Y32

    17,095

  • Xiaomi 12

    43,999

  • Honor Play 30 Plus

    13,130

Article first published: Sunday, January 2, 2022, 5:08 am [IST]



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