The year 2019 has seen many innovative features arrive on smartphones. One of the ubiquitous out of the many features this year has been a high-resolution primary camera on the devices. Starting with budget handsets, the trend has trickled up to most modern flagship smartphones, like the OnePlus 7 Pro, Asus 6Z, Nubia Red Magic 3 and the Redmi K20 Pro. All these devices feature the same 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as their primary camera. What’s special about the sensor is not the megapixel count, but the technology behind it. It uses pixel binning to create sharp 12MP images and the technology is the reason why the sensor is present on many devices. But what exactly is pixel [...]
The world is constantly on the verge of discovering something new or making key steps towards advancements in various fields. This holds especially true with technology and by its extension computing components and smartphones. While different industries like the automobile or fashion industry have its own pace of evolution, change or growth the same cannot be said for the mobile industry.
The smartphone market is one of the worlds most volatile market in more ways than one. It means that a consumer is always at odds with the myriad of choices in front of them. So, many are left wondering when should they go for a new handset. Worry not as team iGyaan has got you [...]
American technology giant Google is expected to launch two new smartphones in the month of October. These devices are revealed to be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and will be a flagship offering from the company. Although the launch of the handsets is still a considerable amount of time away, the company has been hard at work in teasing certain details about them through a series of blog posts and tweets. Now, the upcoming Pixel 4 by Google has been leaked in the wild which confirms the design of the smartphone.Pixel 4 Live Images
The first live images revealing the Pixel 4 in its full glory arrive courtesy of an unnamed source. The pictures confirm most of what we [...]
Earlier this year, Huawei launched the P30 series smartphones globally. The series featured the flagship P30 Pro alongside the standard P30 and P30 Lite. These devices were the direct successors to Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro and are the companies current flagship handsets and were launched in three colours with two being more common, namely Breathing Crystal and Aurora. Now, it is reported that the devices will arrive in two new colours.Breathing Crystal Variant
According to the report, the first colour seems like a variant of the Breathing Crystal colour. Huawei P30’s lower half is similar to the original Breathing Crystal while the top features a solid [...]
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo launched the first generation Vivo NEX last year. The smartphone was the first to adopt a pop-up mechanism to house the selfie camera; in a bid to increase the screen to body ratio of the device. The company then followed up with the NEX dual display last year. It was another attempt at making a full display handset, this time with a secondary screen on the back of the smartphone. A while ago, it was revealed that Vivo is once again looking forward to pushing the boundaries with the next device in the lineup, allegedly called the Vivo NEX 3. Now, the company has confirmed the handset will be launched next month. Along with the launch announcement, key [...]
India is emerging as one of the greatest potential market for smart homes and by its extension smart home devices. In other words, India is a market that OEMs are targetting for smart speakers and displays. Two of the leading companies in this segment are Amazon and Google go head to head with new launches. Now, Google has finally launched its first smart display, Google Nest Hub, for the Indian market.Google Nest Hub
Google Nest Hub is basically the Home Hub rebranded which was launched back in October 2018. The device is a part of the Nest ecosystem which means it is compatible with other smart Nest home devices like Nest security cameras and more. Although the [...]
American technology behemoth Google announced earlier this week that the latest version of its Android operating system will be officially called Android 10. By this decision, the company has also broken on the long going tradition of naming the versions after sweet treats or desserts. The latest release also marks the tenth version of the platform, as is evident from the name. The operating system may have had a rocky start back in the year 2008, it has significantly evolved over the years. So to mark the landmark release of Android 10, we look at the extensive history of the software over the years.Android 1.0 and 1.1
The one that started it all. The first [...]
In the last couple of hours, we have received two major news from Google and Nokia. First, that Google’s Android Q’s official name is Android 10. Second, Nokia has announced its Android 10 schedule for its existing smartphones that are part of the Android One program. The announcements came one after the other and here’s a short breakdown of it.Nokia Update Timeline
Nokia had re-entered the global market with its Android One smartphones two years ago. Since then, the company has seen a warm welcome owing to a bloatware-free experience its devices offer. Most of the handsets offered by Nokia are targetted towards mid to budget range which is uncommon [...]
Korean smartphone maker, Samsung, on the 22nd of August silently updated its two existing smartphones which were launched earlier year. The newly launched devices are dubbed the Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s and they have improved camera optics and a different back panel in comparison to their predecessors.
In this article, we will discuss the Galaxy A50s, however, if you want to see the specs and features of the Galaxy A30 you can do so by clicking this link.Galaxy A50s Design and Features
Like its predecessors, the Galaxy A50s has glass on the front and a polycarbonate back. However, instead of a solid colour rear panel, the new device has a holographic design [...]
Back at the Google I/O in the month of May, the company announced that it is rebranding the Home lineup of devices to be called the Nest series. This means that going forward, all the smart speakers and smart displays that once featured in the Google Home range, will now be referred to as Google Nest devices. Now, the latest reports claim that the company is planning to add another smart speaker to the lineup. Allegedly called the Nest Mini, it will be the successor to the Home Mini speaker, which was first unveiled in the year 2017.Google Nest Mini
According to a report by a known [...]
Korean electronics maker, LG has launched two new mid range smartphones ahead of IFA Berlin 2019. Dubbed the K50s and K40s, they are members of the K series which is targeted towards the budget segment. Both the newly launched devices have heterogenous chipset with key difference being display size, rear camera and battery capacity.LG K50s and K40s Features
Both the LG K50s and the K40s have a similar design with a water drop notch display on the front and a glass back. While the former sports a 6.5 inch display, the latter sports a 6.1 inch display. Display panels on both the smartphones have an HD+ [...]
WhatsApp has a user count of over 1.5 billion across the world. It is one of the most popular applications on both the Apple App Store and Google’s Play Store; and has millions of active users at any given moment. In India alone, the application has over 400 million users. The company behind the popular chat app is starting to roll out four long awaited new features with its latest builds.
WhatsApp Inc, owned by Facebook, is rolling out the latest build in a staggered manner so most users may not immediately get the feature.Fingerprint Lock Feature
The features is not exactly a brand new addition to WhatsApp security functions. Earlier this year, [...]
Gone are the days when powerful smartphones were a novelty. In the current scenario devices (1) starting as low as Rs 6,000 can offer as many functionalities as high-end smartphones from the year 2010 to 2012. However, this is not just a coincidence, it is a result of the constant tug of war Chinese OEMs have been playing for over 5 years.
Some prime examples of the companies that have helped in driving down the costs of mobile devices include Huawei, Xiaomi and BBK Electronics (parent company of Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme).
Before we begin the saga of the previously mentioned Chinese OEMs, we will discuss the early days of smartphones and how some key players [...]
Gamescom is one of the largest gaming expos that is held annually in Germany. The events in 2018 had the highest numbers of visitors so far in any gaming convention with over 370,000 people attending. It is known for major reveals and insight into upcoming projects from some of the biggest publishers and gaming studios in the industry. They include Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Konami, Namco Bandai Games and a lot more. The event has just kicked off and lasts from 20th to 24th August 2019.
Here is a short roundup of all the exciting new games that are arriving by year-end or the following year.Gamescom 2019
The largest gaming expo has led to a lot of hype [...]