Gadgets to watch out for


If you are planning to buy a new gadget, here is good news for you. Be it a smartphone or laptop, different brands are gearing up to introduce their latest products in the Nepali market. Here is a sneak peak at some gadgets scheduled to debut in the domestic market within the first quarter of this year.

Dell Inspiron 15-5559

Scheduled to launch this week, Dell Inspiron 15-5559 supports the latest sixth generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor. “With this model, the Nepali market will officially greet the sixth generation of the computer,” stated Nabin Regmi, Marketing and Communication Manager at Neoteric, authorised distributor of Dell Laptops.

It features a 15.6-inch HD Truelife LED supports 4GB RAM at the speed of 1600 Mhz, which can be extended up to 16GB. It comes with 1TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. It sports a HD webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone for video calling and recording purposes, a full size spill resistant keyboard and multi-touch gesture support touchpad. It is backed up by a four-cell battery that keeps the laptop running for seven hours.

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7

Samsung Electronics Nepal is all set to launch Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 by the middle of February. “We have high expectation from the much awaited successors of A series,” informed an official at the company adding, “We believe these models will satisfy customers’ growing demand for the high-end smartphone.”

Both smartphones run on Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat), which is upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop). Moreover, both consist of 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM which is expandable up to 64 GB. Both handsets are equipped with 13MP primary and 5MP secondary cameras.

Galaxy A5 features 5-inch screen and is powered by quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It boasts non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery. Likewise, Galaxy A7 features 5.5-inch screen and is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. It packs non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery.

Lenovo K3 Note

Lenovo K3 Note, expected to enter the Nepali market by the middle of February, is an exciting model for the mobile enthusiast. “It provides superior performance and strong connectivity,” said Amit Agrawal, Managing Director

at LifeCom, authorised distributor of Lenovo mobile phones. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch display and is powered

by 1.7GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM that can be expanded up to 32GB. As far as cameras are concerned, K3 Note packs a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. This dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 5.0 and is backed up by a 2900mAh removable battery.

Huawei Mate 8

Huawei’s latest offering — this smartphone features 6-inch display and runs on Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i5 co-processor. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM which can be expanded up to 128GB. It is equipped with 16MP primary and 8MP secondary cameras. Huawei Mate 8 is scheduled to launch by the end of February. This dual-SIM phone boasts non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. “The handset is unique in terms of processing, design and camera,” said Summit Pradhananga, Marketing Manager at Huawei Technologies, adding that they believe it will be something new to look for in 2016. Recently, the phone was announced as best CES 2016 Smartphone.