It is fair to say that Samsung has had a great 2017 when it comes to its flagship smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier in 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy Note8 broke pre-order records in the United States and South Korea. In India, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note8 all released with Bixby but, without Bixby Voice. Samsung, however, during the India launch of the Galaxy Note8 announced that Bixby Voice for India will start rolling out from September 22.
For all the software and hardware prowess that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 devices possess, one thing that still annoys consumers is a physical button on the left hand side of the phone, the [...]
It seems like Xiaomi has finally jumped the wireless charging bandwagon and the Mi 7 might be the first Xiaomi phone to feature wireless charging. Xiaomi seems to have joined the Wireless Power Consortium according to their official website.
Wireless Power Consortium was formed back in 2008 and its sole purpose is to promote wide market adoption of the Qi wireless charging technology. In 2012, Google and Nokia released phones that supported inductive charging using the Qi standard. From then on, the consortium started receiving mainstream coverage as more and more companies joined it. Over the years, wireless charging has become a standard parameter for flagship smartphones as [...]
The newly launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have finally reached the Indian shores. Pre-bookings for both the phones have commenced in India via online and offline outlets. Just like the launch of any premium smartphone, the pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPone 8 Plus are accompanied by a slew of data and cashback offers through both online and offline retailers. The phone can be pre-ordered from Amazon, Flipkart, authorised Apple Resellers, Redington stores, and Jio Stores.
Jio, in order to lure customers to buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through its channels, has announced a special tariff plan just for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus consumers. If you pre-order any of the [...]
Google and HTC announced a cooperative agreement on 21st September worth US$1.1 billion. According to the deal, HTC smartphone division personnel will start working for Google, giving it control over the hardware as well for upcoming Pixel devices. The statement released by both the companies revealed that the HTC U11 won;t be the last Android flagship by HTC, and iGyaan reported that a new flagship will be released in 2018. Now, a new report by GSM Arena from France reveals that HTC is working on HTC U11 Plus and may launch it in China on November 11.
There isn’t much known about the phone yet. The upcoming HTC U11 Plus will have a codename, Ocean Master. The device is [...]
Google and HTC announced a Cooperative Agreement worth US$1.1 billion wherein HTC’s smartphone engineers will work for Google once the transaction is completed. While more details about the deal will be disclosed in the days to come, the press release promptly answered one question everybody had on their minds – Will there be more HTC Android phones? The answer is, yes there will be.
This agreement also supports HTC’s continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class engineering talent, which is currently working on the next [...]
Sony unveiled the Xperia XA1 Plus at the IFA 2017 in Berlin and has now launched the smartphone in India. The Xperia XA1 Plus will be available in all Sony Center outlets and major electronic stores across India in Black, Blue, and Gold colour variants for a price of Rs 24990.
In terms of design, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus inherits the traditional all metal, thick bezel design as seen in its earlier variants. The smartphone’s power button on the right-hand side also houses the fingerprint sensor. The XA1 Plus features a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 px display, whereas the earlier models, the Xperia XA1 and the XA1 Ultra featured a 5-inch display and a 6-inch display, [...]
HMD Global has sent out press invites for an event on 26th September, stating “there are two sides to every story” in the invite. This might be a reference to the ‘Bothie’ feature on the Nokia 8 and after reports of the flagship launching in India soon, this invite makes it official. The Nokia 8 is the first ever Android OS running flagship smartphone with Nokia’s brand and has a lot of top of the line features to compete with 2017’s other flagship devices.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch 2560 x 1440 px display and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. A flagship device of 2017, the Nokia [...]
The Amazon sale is on and there are a lot of computing devices up for grabs at an extremely good price. We take a look at the top deals you can avail on Amazon right now.2017 Apple MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air for people who want to be a part of the Apple ecosystem but, do not need the power of a MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air has a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB Solid State hard drive and, Intel HD Graphics 6000. The MacBook Air is light, portable and efficient. It usually retails for a price of Rs 77,200 but, during is available at a price of just Rs 44990!Dell Vostro 3468 14-inch Laptop
The Dell Vostro has a 2.4GHz [...]
Earlier in September there as a leak of an Android One branded Moto X4, and now, Google has officially announced the new smartphone. The Moto X4 Android One for Project Fi is available only in the United States as of now and is priced at US$399 (Rs. 25800 approx.). The device can be pre-ordered from the Project Fi website right now and is available in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.
Android One is Google’s project to provide pure Android OS experience and timely software updates to smartphones. In a blog post, Google said:
Like all Android One phones, Android One Moto X4 runs a pure Android experience, with a clean software design and a carefully curated [...]
After several reports that Google will take over HTC’s mobile division, Google has just announced a deal with HTC. In a statement released by the search engine giant, Google, the majority of the personnel working in HTC mobile division will now work for Google in a deal worth US$1.1 billion. Moreover, Google will, “receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).”
In a statement, Google has said
Google and HTC Corporation today announced a definitive agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. HTC will receive US$1.1 billion in cash from [...]
The Amazon Great Indian Festival sale is on and there are some great deals on tech that can help you save some money. From smartphones to headphones to more storage options, let’s take a look at top tech deals that are available right now.Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus was launched in early 2017 and received great reviews for its camera performance. Even today, The Moto G5 Plus’ camera is considered one of the best in its price category. The device has a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 px display. The Moto G5 Plus has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU and 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage which is expandable via [...]
Flipkart is offering some great deals on smartphones and tech accessories during its Big Billion Days sale. We look at the top deals for smartphones available right now.Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch 2560 x 1440 px display. In the day and age of big phablet-type flagships, the 5.1-inch compact form factor might be ideal for people looking for a smaller phone but with top-end specifications. Under the hood, the Galaxy S7 has the Exynos 8890 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The Galaxy S7 has a 12MP dual-pixel camera at the back and a dual pixel 5MP [...]