The portrait mode on smartphones is the new rage. Every new flagship phone is almost entirely judged by how good the camera is and how good the portrait mode is nowadays. Smartphone makers went the dual-camera route in order to create that bokeh effect but, Google showed that great software can do just the right amount of work in a camera with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Now, there are reports that Samsung wants to keep its flagship S8 and S8+ relevant, and a ‘portrait mode’ might be added with future updates.
When Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched in early 2017, the dual-camera craze was just starring to pick up and it as understandable why Samsung [...]
After unveiling the Moto X4globally during the IFA 2017, Motorola was all set to launch the smartphone in India on 3rd of October. That didn’t happen and no information was given regarding the delay. The Motorola India Twitter account has now announced that the Moto X4 is all set to be launched on 13th of November. More details about the launch will follow suit.
We agree! The #MotoX4 will be unveiled on the 13th of November. Stay tuned for all details!
— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) October 16, 2017
The Moto X4 has a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection. The smartphone [...]
Security researchers claimed to have found severe vulnerabilities in WPA2 ( WiFi Protected Access II). This is an extremely popular security protocol, so much so that it used by almost every WiFi device on the planet. The vulnerabilities can allow anyone near your your router to access the WiFi traffic being sent through it.
There is a dedicated website called krackattacks.com, named after the proof-of-concept attack called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks). Researcher Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven.
Concretely, attackers can use this novel [KRACK] attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to [...]
Apple has been dealt with a US$439.7 million fine for apparently infringing four patented technologies of VirnetX used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. While this is the final judgment from the US District Court, Apple has plans to appeal the ruling which will prolong the legal battle which began back in 2012.
Legal battles between these two companies has been a back and forth tennis match since 2010. VirnetX first filed suit against Apple in 2010, winning US$368 million two years later. It then sued Apple again in 2012, which is the suit that was being ruled on this time. Apple initially lost the suit, and then filed for a mistrial. It won a new trial, lost that trial, and [...]
HTC is hosting an event on 2nd of November in Taiwan and sent out invitations to local media which might hint towards what is possibly coming.
As can be seen in the event invite, the large “U” at the top might be a hint towards new smartphones which could will be a part of HTC’s U lineup. Over the past few weeks, there have been several leaks suggesting that HTC is working on two smartphones: a mid-range device for Google’s Android One program, and a flagship device which will succeed the HTC U11. It is not clear whether both the phones will be unveiled on 2nd of November or not.
The mid-range Android One smartphone could be called the U11 [...]
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 [...]
Qualcomm has unveiled a new mid-range chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The standout point with this chipset is the introduction of Qualcomm’s Kirin 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing additional CPU power to a lower cost chipset.
Qualcomm says that the Kyro 260 arrangement in the Snapdragon 636 chipset will deliver a 40 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 630’s 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU arrangement. This change means that the 636 will also give users a little more CPU push than the 653 too, all at a lower price. In addition to the CPU changes, Qualcomm has also bumped up the GPU performance a tad with the introduction of an Adreno [...]
The Amazon Great Indian Festival is on and lightning deals are a great way to save some bank on all the important tech you would need. iGyaan brings you the top tech lightning deals on Amazon right now.
HP Odyssey 15.6 Inch Laptop Backpack
If you are on the lookout for a new laptop backpack and are bored of the monotonous laptop bags, then take a look at this HP Odyssey laptop backpack. It has a green accent and a lot of compartments for all kinds of tech that you might carry. From your earphones to big headphones, thus bag will fit them all.
Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker
Available in six different bright colours, the Sony [...]
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 [...]
Huawei has finally launched the much awaited Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro at an event in Munich on the 16th of October. After several weeks of rumours and leaks, the two phone have been officially unveiled as the new marquee smartphones from the Chinese smartphone maker. Huawei has focussed on the next big thing in smartphones, Artificial Intelligence. Such is the level of Huawei’s commitment to Ai, that it wants to call the two phones, “intelligence machines.”
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 differ in quite a few areas from its predecessors. In place of a matte metal finish is a glossy glass back with a horizontal inch-high gray stripe under the [...]
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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With the festival of Diwali upon us, there is no better excuse to treat yourself or your loved ones with a new smartphone. If your budget is Rs 10,000 and not a single penny more, then here is the only comprehensive list you’ll ever need this season.Lenovo K8 Plus
This phone retails for Rs 10,999 for the 32GB storage variant but, you can buy it right now for Rs 8,999 during the Flipkart sale. The Lenovo K8 Plus has a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD display with three touch capacitive navigation buttons below. Powering the device is a 4,000 mAh battery and it runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Under the hood, the smartphone has the MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, a 2.6 [...]