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LG Curved OLED TV
Curves seems to be the new buzzword in LG's design centre in South Korea. The company on Wednesday announced two new products, a television and a smartphone, with curved screens — the G Flex phone and the Curved OLED TV. However, there is no date on the availability of the G Flex.
The Red Dot design award winning television is curved, but it also has a crystal transparent stand and a very intuitive and natural user interface with smart touch controls. The 55-inch TV also has a front facing film type speaker which promises theatre quality sound. The immersive viewing angles of the curved screen have been augmented by four colour (WRGB) technology.
HTC Desire 501
While the market has seen phones of a variety of colours, HTC has stepped in another direction by going for colourful patterns on the Desire 501. Following the launch of the dual-SIM Desire 600 earlier this year, HTC has announced three new phones in the range. Available in three colours — brown, green and a checkered blue — the Desire 501 is a dual-sim phone in which both SIM cards are active. Priced at Rs 16,890, it has a 4-inch screen, 8GB storage, 1 GB RAM, 1.15 GHz dual-core processor and expandable memory up to 32 GB. It has an 8-MP rear camera and a 2.1-MP front camera.
BenQ has come out with monitors that cause less strain to your eyes. If you stare at the monitor for long hours, you might want to take a look at BenQ's EW series monitors – EW2440L (24-inch) and EW2740L (27-inch). The 24-inch variant costs Rs 18,000 and the 27-inch variant costs Rs 25,000. BenQ claims that these are flicker-free, which eliminates eye fatigue and headaches. Another eye-friendly feature is its low blue light display. It is worth noting that most monitors allow users to adjust this value. The settings can be found under RGB values.