Xiaomi has launched the successor to 2016’s Redmi 4A, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A in China. Two selling points of the new Redmi 5A according Xiaomi are its ‘8-Day battery life’ and the fact that it weighs only 137 grams.
The Redmi 5A isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A has a 5 inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution. Just like the Redmi 4A, the new smartphone is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. There’s only one storage model announced at the time of its launch but, more storage and RAM variants are expected to be announced in the coming [...]
The new HP Pavillion Power 15 is a premium priced laptop which retails with a HP Odyssey backpack. Let’s un-bag the new Pavillion Power 15 and see what we get inside:The Pavillion Power 15 laptop Fast charger Warranty card Documentation
The HP Pavillion Power has a matte black finish and a large HP logo in the middle as usual. The laptop has a green accent and that continues on the keyboard as well which has a green back light. The speaker grille is placed above the keyboard. The track pad is large and made out of glass which is easy to use and has good pressure feedback.
The HP Pavillion Power 15 starts at Rs 77000 and the one we have unboxed is priced [...]
When Android 8.0 Oreo was officially announced, OnePlus was one of the first few smartphone makers to announce its imminent availability to it smartphone portfolio. Now, OnePlus has rolled out the Open Beta build based on Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices, signalling a full-blown release isn’t too far away. OnePlus wrote:
We are very excited to announce that we are ready to put out the first Open Beta build based on Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices.
The company also pointed out the issues pertaining to the beta build:
Fingerprint actions may be slower than you are used to.
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Apple is planning to bring its payment service, Apple Pay in India. During his recent visit to India, Eddie Cue, SVP for internet services and software admitted that seeing more and more international payment mechanisms entering India has encouraged Apple as well. Earlier in September, iGyaan had reported that Apple has begun testing Apple Pay in India and launch the payment service by the end of 2017.
It is great that all of these payment mechanisms is coming out in India because it empowers people to be able to pay. What Apple pay does is make that process easy, integrated and safe. We absolutely want to bring Apple pay to market here
Apple Pay securely stores credit [...]
After a recent leak revealing what the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 might look like, the Redmi 5A now seems to have been leaked. A promotional poster of what might be the new Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been leaked on China’s social networking site, Weibo.
From the poster, there are a few things we can infer. The Redmi 5A won’t look all that different from its predecessor. It looks like the Redmi 5A will have a metal unibody rather than the plastic build found on the Redmi 4A. Since only the back of the phone is visible, it is hard to deduce anything about the front of the device. There seems to be antenna lines at the top of the phone and the back camera along [...]
Samsung recently launched a new Android-powered tablet for a price of Rs 17990 in India. Samsung, apart from Apple is the only significant smartphone maker to continue making tablets. Let’s unbox the new Galaxy Tab A and see what’s inside the box:Samsung Galaxy Tab A USB Type C cable for charging and data syncing Wall charger Documentation Sim ejector tool
The tablet has a good form factor with significant bezels around the display.
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) has an 8 inch 1280 x 800 TFT display with a brightness of 480 nits. The tablet is powered by a 5000 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI [...]
Lenovo owned Motorola has launched a blue colour variant of the Moto G5s. Already available in Lunar Grey and Gold, the third colour variant is priced at Rs 14999 will be available across all retail stores and Moto Hubs starting 14th October 2017. Except for the new colour, rest of the hardware remains the same on the Moto G5s.
The Moto G5S has a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD display with a fingerprint sensor sitting below it which can also double up as a single navigation button. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. A 3,000mAh battery power the Moto G5S and features Moto turbo charge. Motorola claims that with turbo charge, you get “5 hours of battery life in [...]
Qualcomm Inc, the San Diego based chipset maker has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc in China. Qualcomm seeks to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the company’s biggest shot at Apple in a bitter and prolonged legal fight. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court claiming patent infringement and seeking injunctive relief, according to Christine Trimble, a company spokeswoman.
Qualcomm made the filings at the Beijing court on Sept. 29. The court has not yet made them public. Qualcomm wants to halt the manufacturing and sale of iPhones in world’s largest smartphone market. Apple’s iPhone business contributes to [...]
Another Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale is here and as always, iGyaan brings you the top tech deals on smartphones right now.Honor 8 Pro
Competitively priced, great performance, big battery, and a dual-camera setup, the Honor 8 Pro was launched as a competitor of the OnePlus 5. The Honor 8 Pro has 5.7 inch 2560 x 1440 px display which is ideal for media consumption via VR. The Honor 8 Pro has 128 GB of storage along with 6GB of RAM. The Honor 8 Pro runs on the Kirin 960 chipset which is an octa-core chip – four high-performance Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz. The phone also has a large 4000 mAh battery [...]
Xiaomi launched the highly awaited Mi Mix 2 with a tri-bezel less display in India on 10th October. It is priced at Rs 35999 and will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com in a preview sale on October 17. The original Xiaomi Mi Mix received a lot of traction in 2016 because of its tri-bezel less design and a front camera placed in the bottom chin. The Mi Mix 2 has been launched with 2017 flagship specifications, thinner bezels and will be available in Black and White colour variants. Let’s unbox the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to see what we get inside the box:Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Soft Case Documentation Sim ejector tool Warranty Card
The Mi Mix 2 is much more compact than its [...]
OnePlus seems to be gearing up to launch the OnePlus 5T by the end of 2017. Unlike the incremental upgrade from the OnePlus 3 to 3T in 2016, this year’s OnePlus 5T might see a huge departure from the design language that OnePlus devices have followed. New renders leaked by SlashLeaks show minimal bezels and a tall display on the OnePlus 5T. Releasing the OnePlus 5T will solidify OnePlus’ launch pattern it is trying to set in the market, as it released the 3T a few months after the OnePlus 3 was launched in mid-2016.
The edges are curved and the bezels remind us of the Samsung Galaxy S8 which is not a bad thing, because the Galaxy S8 is one of the best [...]
Samsung may launch a new version of its AI assistant, Bixby at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco. A report from The Korea Herald claims that Samsung has appointed a new executive to lead the Bixby development team. Samsung Research America’s Vice Chief Chung Eui-suk is now the head of developing Bixby as well as other artificial intelligence services. Rhee In-jong, Samsung Mobile’s CTO, who headed Bixby in both Korean and English versions, will reportedly be in charge of smartphone development excluding Bixby.
The report claims that Bixby could also be introduced to third party products beyond smartphones. Expect the AI to receive major [...]