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HP unviels Spectre x360 with 22-hour battery for Rs 99,990

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New Delhi: PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday launched world’s smallest convertible Spectre x360 13 for tech-savvy users in India that comes with quad-core 10th Gen Intel chip, up to 22-hour-long battery life and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, for Rs 99,990.

Weighing just 1.27 kg, the ultra-slim HP device offers quad-core 13-inch convertible, HP Webcam Kill Switch, dedicated mute mic key and optional HP Sure View display, the company said in a statement.

“At HP, we innovate to improve and we reinvent because we want to keep pushing the paradigms of excellence. The new HP Spectre x360 13 is the outcome of our efforts that will set new benchmarks of design and performance in the PC industry,” said Vinay Awasthi, Managing Director, HP Inc. India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The “Webcam Kill Switch” keeps users safe from webcam hacking with a physical on/off switch to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use.

The device houses the company’s first 4K OLED 13-inch diagonal display with “True Black HDR” for perfect blacks, anti-reflection display for outdoor viewing, and factory colour calibration for amazing viewing experiences.

“The new HP Spectre x360 is a beautiful and powerful machine that ensues from our commitment to innovate for the consumers and equip them with the right tools and technology to unleash their potential,” said Vickram Bedi, senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc India.

The device offers an integrated functionality with USB-C port placement angled in the right corner for improved cord management and the power button on the left corner of the device to avoid accidental power shut-offs.

The device comes in two colours: Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents and Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents.

One can easily log into the device using Windows Hello with standard features like HP’s smallest IR camera at 2.2 mm and a fingerprint reader, conveniently located on the keyboard deck.

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Vivo grabs 2nd spot in India smartphone market for 1st time

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New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo created history by grabbing the second spot in the Indian smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2019.

Vivo captured 21 per cent market share to reach the second spot as Samsung slipped to third place with 19 per cent market share. Xiaomi was at No 1 position with 27 per cent share in Q4 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.

OPPO and Realme were other players in the top 5 list, with 12 per cent and 8 per cent market share, respectively.

Vivo grew 76 per cent (year-on-year) in the full year 2019Aand 134 per cent YoY in Q4 2019, driven by good performance of its budget segment series.

“Also, by successfully pivoting to online and aggressively positioning the S series in the offline segment with new features, it managed to make a dent in the Rs 15,000 Rs 20,000 segment,” said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint.

Due to this, Vivo captured the second spot for the first time in India’s smartphone market.

According to Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, the goal of the company is not only to launch new devices, but also provide customers better after-sales service experience, which is the key motto of the company.

“We are deeply focused on bringing new innovations to stay ahead in the smartphone segment,” Marya told IANS.

“My aim is to give world-class after sales service to my consumers. I also thank them for maintaining their trust in the brand,” he added.

Over the past four years, Vivo has grown 24 times in the Indian market.

Vivo has presence in over 70,000 retail outlets across the country.

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