After a decade of smartphones with a rigid form factor, the year 2019 saw the launch of two visionary devices, the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X 5G. Although both the smartphones aim towards achieving the same goal i.e is packing a large screen display on a compact device, they have a completely different approach. The Galaxy Fold has dual displays, out of which one is present on the outside aka “cover display” and a larger foldable display which is concealed with a unique folding mechanism. On the other hand, the Mate X has an outer folding display which the company refers to as “falcon wing” design. Unfortunately, the commercial availability of both [...]
Korean electronics giant, Samsung seems to be on a tablet launching frenzy as of late. Not long ago, it unveiled three new devices which include the Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and Galaxy Tab A 8; according to a fresh leak, the company will soon launch the Galaxy Tab S6 which will pack high end specifications. Noteworthy, the future tablet will be shipped with an S Pen which can magnetically stick to the back of the former.
In terms of design, the Galaxy Tab S6 has a glass and aluminum construction which looks very premium. The front of the tablet accommodates a large screen display which is surrounded with thin bezels on all four sides. The rear aluminum panel of the [...]
On the 15th of July 2015, Amazon marked its 20th anniversary which also led to the introduction of “Prime Day” sale. The sale offers a wide variety of products at heavily discounted prices or exclusive launches which are limited only to the “prime” service subscribers. Similarly, in the year 2019, the Prime Day sale will commence on the 15th of July and will continue till the 16th of July. According4ly, if you are planning to buy a new smartphone, this might be the right time to do so. Attached below is list of handsets that are either being offered on a huge discount or they have just been launched.OnePlus 7 Mirror Blue
The OnePlus 7 is the successor [...]
The iPhone XR which was first released in the year 2018 has turned out to the best selling smartphone for Apple in the current update cycle. In comparison to the flagship grade, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the economical handset has a LCD display versus an OLED and a single camera on the back versus two.
Falling into the footsteps of the original iPhone XR, the company is bound to launch an upgraded handset soon. Surprisingly, the upcoming device will not only differ in terms of just specifications, but Apple will also introduce two new colour options for the device while phasing out two colour variants which were unveiled with its predecessor.
With the 2019 iPhone XR [...]
Following the sensational success of Amazon Echo smart speaker with built in Alexa VA (virtual assitant), Apple launched its own iteration of a smart speaker which is called the HomePod. The latter runs Apple’s virtual assistant Siri which is also found on iPhones and Mac computers. While the Amazon Echo was originally intended as a companion device for asking quick questions, the HomePod was designed as device that could fill up large living spaces with powerful audio.
With both companies also competing in the music streaming service category, the compact Echo speakers have fallen short in front of the stout HomePod which packs a punch sound output. In order to [...]
Multi national tech companies including Apple and Google register a variety of promising developments in the form of patents each year. A large number of such patents do not turn in to real life consumer ready products. But, they do provide the valuable insight which can be used to determine in what direction a particular product or a company is headed towards.
According to a freshly granted patent, the Cupertino based electronics giant, Apple is working on a MacBook with two displays. The patent exhibits a notebook computer without a physical keyboard and trackpad, rather it features a secondary touch screen which can be used to operate the machine. Even though there is [...]
Google has been accused of privacy related data breaches on many different occasions. According to a new report, the search giant has reportedly let some of its workers listen in on the intimate conversations between the user and its voice Assistant. The company in a statement has sought to defend the incident by claiming it to be for the users benefit. It is claimed to be a crucial aspect of delivering a better user experience overall.
Google, in a blog post, stated that it takes various steps to ensure the complete anonymity of the user during the process; and that it has protections in [...]
Samsung is expected to launch its next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10; at the Galaxy Unpacked event in the US on the 7th of August. It is rumoured that the company will launch two handsets at the event, which may be called the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+. While there is still time before the official unveiling, the design and key details of the devices have already been leaked online. Now, a reliable gadget tipster has also revealed what the smartphones will cost in Europe, along with information about their storage variants.Galaxy Note 10 Pricing & Storage
The gadget tipster Roland Quandt on Twitter has revealed that the [...]
Chinese tech titan, Huawei will soon launch its latest flagship smartphone lineup which will carry the Mate 30 branding. As observed with the Mate 20 lineup , Huawei is expected to three handsets in the series which will be called Mate 30, Mate 30 X and the Mate 30 Pro. While there are hardly any details available about the standard variant and the 5G variant (X), plenty of information about the Pro variant has surfaced online.
Afresh, the alleged images of Mate 30 Pro’s display assembly has been shared on the Chinese social media website, Weibo. According to the leak, the Mate 30 Pro, like its predecessor, will have a wide notch on top of the display which will [...]
Earlier this year, Foxconn was reported to start the production of Apple’s current generation of flagships in India. The renowned Taiwanese contract manufacturer has been working to produce the iPhone X and iPhone XS models in the country. Notably, another manufacturer named Wistron is already producing iPhone 7 for the southeastern nation. The Made in India smartphones will cause the prices to drop for the iPhone lineups in the subcontinent.
Apple’s top end iPhones that are assembled in India will sell for a lower cost and are expected to arrive this August. According to the report, Apple is expanding local assembly in hopes to save on the high taxes; [...]
Xiaomi first introduced its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1 back in the year 2017. The device, as it was running on the Android One program, boasted of guaranteed major software updates for two years; and security updates for at least three years. The company then followed up with the second iteration of the handset by launching the Mi A2 last year. Now, the latest reports reveal that the company is gearing up for the launch of its successors, which will be called the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite. Along with the name and the existence of the smartphones, key details about them have also been confirmed.Xiaomi Mi A3 series
Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus has been long rumoured to enter the Smart TV market. Reports in the past have suggested that the upcoming TV will be unveiled in the end of this year or early next year. As of now, there are no details about the features or specifications of the device. However, a freshly granted Bluetooth SIG certification asserts that one such device is surely in the works.
The certification clearly mentions the company name “OnePlus” and the device type as “Remote Control”. Therefore, it is assumed that the upcoming smart TV from OnePlus will be operated via a Bluetooth enabled remote control which will provide for a reliable [...]
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in the month of September this year. These devices will be upgraded versions of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max respectively. While the launch of the smartphones is highly anticipated; leaks regarding the handsets have revealed that they will be just an iterative update over their predecessor. The company is instead expected to make some major changes with the iPhones starting next year. Now, in a new report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Quo has revealed that at least one of the iPhones released next year may have an In Display TouchID. This suggests that the company may be planning on ditching the FaceID authentication [...]
Following the initiation of “Make In India” movement several electronic companies setup their assembly plants in India. Wistron, which is contract manufacturer for Apple started assembling iPhones in the country in the year 2016.
Surprisingly, a report states that India made iPhones which are manufactured by Wistron are now being exported to the European markets as well. According to a senior executive at Counterpoint research, Apple is currently exporting the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7. Speaking of numbers, close to 1,00,000 units are exported each month.
The iPhone’s that are being exported to Europe are put together at the Wistron facility which [...]