Artificial Intelligence, as touted by many, is the future of smartphones and the world in general. We recently saw what an underdeveloped AI app can do by creating a fake video that was hard to recognise. AI in smartphones is also catching up. Google showed us what machine learning can do with the great camera performance of Google Pixel 2 devices. Now, LG appears to have taken the next step in adopting AI for the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ.
The LG G7 ThinQ, scheduled for a May 2nd launch, will have a physical button to trigger the Google Assistant. The smart assistant by Google is readily available in Android [...]
Apple has recently unveiled their new robot named Daisy. It was unveiled in Apple’s Environment Report for 2018 in which the company showcased its recent accomplishments towards a greener environment. The conference was held mere days before Earth Day which is on 22nd of April and it is no coincident. The conference also elaborated on the ways the company is reducing its impact on climate change, conserving precious resources and implementing energy efficiency.
Daisy disassembles iPhone components effectively for recycling purposes. The industrial robot is capable of recycling nine different versions of iPhones, [...]
Long before the iPhone X was launched in September 2017, there were rumours about Touch ID making way for facial recognition. That facial recognition system turned out to be Face ID, something that has gained a lot of positive reviews over the course of time. For Apple to go bezel-less, it had to get rid of Touch ID since there were no bezels to fit the home button. Apple refused to move Touch ID to the back of the iPhone hence, Face ID was introduced. Since then, Apple has admitted that Face ID is the future and even the 2018 lineup of iPhones will all have Face ID. Android smartphone makers, on the other hand, have so far tried to imitate what Apple did with the iPhone X. Now, it [...]
The launch of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in India is just a few days away. The company has sent out press invites for a launch event on the 24th of April. Both the smartphones were launched globally on the 27th of March in Paris. Now, according to a listing on Amazon, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be sold in India via Amazon exclusively.
So far, the Huawei P20 Pro, with its triple camera setup, has been well-received. It is the first-ever smartphone with a triple-camera setup on the back and offers a great build quality with an all-glass design. The Huawei P20 Pro has the same build quality and design albeit, a smaller display and a dual-camera setup on the back. [...]
Ever since the iPad Pro was launched, there has been a lot of talk around iPads replacing MacBooks in the future. While this sounds nice, it is hard to imagine that right now, considering the number of applications that work on macOS but not on iOS. Apart from the general OS compatibility issue, the maker of iPads and MacBooks itself isn’t sold on the idea. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., has reiterated that Apple has no intention of creating a hybrid tablet-notebook device anytime soon.
Six years ago, Tim Cook exclaimed that a MacBook and an iPad hybrid would lead to a lot of trade-offs which adversely impact [...]
Apple iPhone SE 2 has been a part of a lot of conjecture over the past few months. The iPhone SE was launched in March 2016 and Apple skipped a generational update in 2017. While there have been plenty of rumours about a possible iPhone SE 2 debuting in 2018, It now looks like the iPhone Se 2 is indeed real and could be launched soon. And For Apple what better than at the World Wide Developer’s Conference 2018 (WWDC 2018) in June.
The model numbers of a few upcoming iPhones have been spotted on EEC, the Russian portal. The EEC filing satisfies Russia’s requirement for companies to register all products containing encryption and/or cryptographic tools. A total of 11 model [...]
Update: The source story has been taken down as OnePlus has claimed that this information is false.
OnePlus has been dropping a few helpful hints in the puzzle that is the OnePlus 6. The company recently confirmed its partnership with Avengers: Infinity War which could mean a special edition OnePlus 6 will launch as well. The one thing we are not certain about so far is the date of launch. There have been a lot of rumours about a possible late-April launch which would make sense, since the Avengers: Infinity War releases on April 27th worldwide. However, a new report has claimed the OnePlus 6 won’t launch in India until mid-May.
Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched the fifth iteration of its highly successful Moto E series of smartphones. Leading up to the launch, it appeared that the company would only launch the Moto G series but, the Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play have been launched at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Moto E5 Plus
The Moto E5 Plus is the premium offering between the two Moto E series smartphones launched today. The E5 Plus runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The E5 Plus has a 6 inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution which translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio. [...]
Motorola has finally unveiled the new Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play at an event in Brazil. Both the phones mark the six generation of the highly successful series of Moto G devices from the company.Moto G6 Play
Launched at a price of US$ 199, roughly Rs. 13000, the Moto G6 Play is the cheaper variant of the two and it features a 5.7″ 1440×720 LCD display, along with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 427 chipset with four 1.4GHz Cortex A53 Cores (28nm).
The device also gets Adreno the 308 GPU along with either 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32 GB of storage. The Moto G6 Play has a 4000mAh battery and a micro USB jack along [...]
Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor has launched its first flagship smartphone for 2018, the Honor 10. Much of what the Honor 10 has to offer was already leaked long before its launch. But, at least it is all official now and we have the official pricing of the smartphone as well. The Honor 10 will be available in two variants in China. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage will retail for CNY 2599 (Rs 27,200 approx.) and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage will be priced at CNY 2999 (Rs 31,400 approx.).
Two striking features of the smartphone are all about its design and the look. The first thing you notice about the smartphone is the notch on [...]
It might be an understatement to say that Facebook has had a tumultuous month and a half. Ever since the Cambridge Analatyica data breach controversy broke out, Facebook has been under the cosh for its lackadaisical data privacy guidelines. However, not all is gloomy for the social media giant as the company seeks to build its own chipset designing team.
According to a job listing on its corporate website, Facebook is looking to hire a manager to build an:
End-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization.
The listing indicates that the process of building this team is still in its early stages. Interestingly, Facebook AI researcher Yann LeCun [...]
We are mid-way through the iPhone cycle and about 5 months away from the next iteration of Apple iPhones. So far, there have been a lot of conflicting reports about the 2018 iPhone lineup, especially when it comes to what all variants Apple will launch. A second generation iPhone X seems likely, along with an iPhone X Plus. There are also reports of an iPhone X like iPhone with an LCD display. Now, a new note to investors by Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the pricing details of the upcoming iPhones in 2018.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is a trusted source for iPhones in particular and his new note has revealed a few [...]