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VIZIO’s new TV lineup is treasure trove of home entertainment

Their first-ever OLED, a refreshed series, and Soundbars

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VIZIO has a massive new lineup of TVs and Soundbars and there’s no shortage of quality home entertainment hardware for us to choose from.

In this new set, VIZIO says it’s delivering its highest peak brightness yet at 3000 nits along with their most powerful full-array local dimming backlight with next-gen TV processing alongside more Quantum Color models.

One of the major upgrades coming to new VIZIO TVs is the all-new new IQ Ultra and IQ Active processors. Other than obviously improving overall picture quality, it helps in more accurately upscaling HD/FHD to 4K resolution, reducing noise and artifacts, and intelligently smoothing diagonal edges for a sharper, cleaner image.

Leading the 2021 lineup are the P, M, and V LED 4K UHD TV series.

P-Series Quantum

It’s a fairly straightforward naming convention which we truly can appreciate. VIZIO’s P-Series refers to its premium TV offerings.

Expect VIZIO’s best 4K HDR picture quality with the IQ Ultra processor and 240 zones of local dimming for detailed highlights and deep, rich blacks. You also get a 1200 nits of peak brightness with expanded color volume thanks to Quantum Color technology.

The VIZIO P-Series Quantum is available in 65- and 75-inch screen sizes. Both the P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X feature an anti-reflective screen that eliminates distracting glare to deliver dark-room performance even in a brightly lit environment.

M-Series Quantum

Here VIZIO promises premium features at mid-range price points. These come in the form of upgraded picture quality, HDMI 2.1 inputs, and VIZIO’s lightning-quick IQ Active processor for a crisp, detailed 4K picture and high-performance gaming.

V-Series Quantum

The V here stands for value. VIZIO wants to bring high-level 4K HDR picture quality and next-level gaming at non-exorbitant prices. It comes with HDMI 2.1 inputs with eARC as well as VIZIOS’s IQ Active processor for contrast improvement, noise reduction, and detail enhancement.

Naturally, these are Smart TVs so you get quick access to premiere streaming sites Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube, and Prime Video.

Pricing (all in US$) and other specs are as follows.

Model Price (US$) Size (inches)
UltraBright Color Color Volume2 Processor VRR
P85QX-H1  2,999.99

85

3000 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P75QX-H1  1,999.99

75

2800 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P65QX-H1  1,499.99

65

3000 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P75Q9-H1  1,699.99

75

1200 Quantum Color 120% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P65Q9-H1  1,199.99

65

1200 Quantum Color 120% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
M65Q8-H1  749.99

65

800 Quantum Color 85% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M55Q8-H1  549.99

55

800 Quantum Color 85% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M65Q7-H1  699.99

65

600 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M55Q7-H1  499.99

55

600 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M50Q7-H1  399.99

50

400 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz

VIZIO OLED TVs

Of course, the VIZIO’s Summer Showcase 2020 doesn’t end there. For the first-time, VIZIO will offer 4K HDR OLED Smart TVs.

Available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, VIZIO’s OLED TVs will offer everything you expect from an OLED panel — that is absolute black levels, intense color, infinite contrast, and unrivaled viewing angles.

It will also be equipped with their IQ Ultra processor for further picture quality enhancement with AI and machine-learning capabilities.

The VIZIO OLED 4K HDR SmartCast TV will be available this fall starting at US$ 1299.99 (55”)

New and improved Soundbars

To go along with all these new TVs is the new VIZIO Elevate Soundbar. It utilizes built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding to breathe thrilling life-like audio through its 18 speakers across ten total channels creating incredibly immersive surround sound

The VIZIO OLED TV and VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar were literally made for each other. The Elevate docks securely onto the VIZIO OLED TV stand with a simple click. They go together whether they’re hung together on the wall or perched on a tabletop.

Rounding up the soundbar family are the V-Series 2.1, V-Series 5.1, and the M-Series All-in-One 2.1. Each one has  built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as expected with varying levels of decibels for whatever type of room you need to fill audio with.

Pricing are as follows.

Series Model Price  Config Channels/Speakers Wireless Sub Output (SPL) HDMI Remote 
V-Series V21-H8 $ 179.99 2.1 3/3 5″ 96dB YES / ARC New Design
V51-H6 $ 249.99 5.1 6/6 5″ 96dB YES / ARC Backlit Design
M-Series M21d-H8 $ 149.99 2.1 3/6 No; 2x 3″ Built-in 98dB YES / ARC New Design
Elevate P514a-H6 $999.99 5.1.4 10/18 8″ 107dB YES/ 2 In/1 (eARC) Backlit Design

 

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Google to invest US$10 billion in India over 5-7 years

Tech companies are bullish about India

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alAt its annual Google for India event, Google announced it will be investing INR 75,000 crore (US$ 10 billion) within the next five to seven years. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the investment will be via multiple channels. This includes direct investments, partnerships, and infrastructure.

“Investments will focus on four areas important to India’s digitization,” he said emphasizing on infrastructure.

He added that the recent pandemic has shown the need for technology and the adoption of new digital tools. Google will focus on improving internet access and offer more information in regional languages like Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, and more.

Secondly, it will focus on building new products and services that will empower India’s businesses. Leveraging AI in the fields of health, education, and agriculture is a priority.

Google added that its Internet Saathi has already helped more than 30 million women across India. It’s an initiative that strives to spread internet awareness.

The tech giant has also increased its focus on India in the last few years since the market is hugely untapped. One of its most successful launches has been Google Pay. It leverages the country’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) to transfer money instantaneously to friends, businesses, and even online services.

Pichai lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India stating that India has made huge progress.

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iQOO promises gaming phone with 120W fast charging this August

Charges from empty in just 15 minutes

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Image source: iQOO / Weibo

Earlier today, OPPO teased an upcoming 125W fast charging technology this Wednesday. The teaser is the highest charging capability we’ve heard so far. Though definitely a marvel, it certainly aims to upend vivo’s own punches in the battery war.

Coinciding with OPPO’s new teaser, vivo’s gaming sub-brand, iQOO held a press conference in China for the 120W battery technology that it’s been sitting on for quite a while now. Officially named the Super FlashCharge 120W, the upcoming tech can fill a 4000mAh battery in just 15 minutes, much like vivo’s fast charging presentation last year.

In the 15 minutes it took to charge the phone, the press conference detailed how the new technology could accomplish such a feat. Apparently, the battery is designed differently, allowing the device to charge quickly without overheating the phone.

More surprisingly, iQOO has also declared the technology ready for public release already. According to the press conference, the company will release a gaming smartphone built with the technology in August.

Since its inception, iQOO has always touted revolutionary technologies sold at an attractive price, as told by its first-ever flagship. Its most recent flagship, iQOO 3, boasted 55W fast charging and the quirkiest stress test. For sure, whatever iQOO comes up with in August will mimic this prestigious tradition.

SEE ALSO: Vivo now has its own smartphone sub-brand named iQOO

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OPPO teases 125W fast charging, the fastest to date

Going up against vivo’s iQOO

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Image source: OPPO / Weibo

Don’t you just hate it when you forget to charge your phone overnight? Thanks to new battery technologies, charging might soon become a thing of the past. Most recently, the upcoming Snapdragon 875 chipset will supposedly support 100W fast charging, a huge improvement over current standards.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that an impressive charging standard has made its debut. Last year, Xiaomi and vivo previewed an upcoming prototype for 100W and 120W fast charging technologies, respectively. However, the prototypes debuted with no definite launch date.

Today, OPPO’s own fast-charging technology has made another appearance. Posted on its official Weibo account, OPPO teased a new all-time high: 125W fast charging. Though it’s only 5W higher than vivo’s past prototype, 125W isn’t something to scoff at. vivo’s 120W charging demonstration filled an empty 4000mAh battery in just 13 minutes. OPPO’s 125W technology will likely push this even further.

Besides the teaser, OPPO also posted a definitive date: July 15. The company will likely reveal more details in a few days. Hopefully, the impending presentation will also reveal when the technology will finally make its way to a public release.

Apparently, OPPO saw it fit to launch a huge salvo in the battery wars today. vivo’s gaming sub-brand, iQOO, held a revelatory press conference for the 120W fast charging. While OPPO is still sitting on its 125W charging tech, iQOO is already gearing up for a release as soon as August.

SEE ALSO: Unboxing the OPPO Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition

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