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- 08/30/18--20:02: _Google Pixel 3 with...
- 08/30/18--20:31: _Apple iPhone XS wit...
- 08/31/18--02:13: _Xiaomi migrates Ind...
- 08/31/18--04:00: _Meizu 16X with 6-in...
- 08/31/18--04:49: _Lenovo introduces Y...
- 08/31/18--05:58: _Huawei Kirin 980 wo...
- 08/31/18--06:05: _Huawei Mate 20 and ...
- 08/31/18--06:14: _Indian wearables sh...
- 08/31/18--20:40: _nubia-α wearable sm...
- 08/31/18--21:44: _Huawei P20 and P20 ...
- 09/04/18--00:33: _Huawei Nova 3 Review
- 09/04/18--01:37: _Innelo 1 smartphone...
- 09/04/18--01:41: _Amazon India mobile...
- 09/04/18--02:35: _Honor 7S with 5.45-...
- 09/04/18--03:33: _Qualcomm Snapdragon...
- 09/04/18--03:40: _Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 tea...
- 09/04/18--05:50: _Over 2 lakh Realme ...
- 09/04/18--06:24: _What is Dual Pixel ...
- 09/04/18--06:36: _Samsung confirms it...
- 09/04/18--08:02: _Moto G6 Plus with 5...
- 08/31/18--02:13: Xiaomi migrates Indian users’ data to local cloud infrastructure
- 08/31/18--05:58: Huawei Kirin 980 world’s first 7nm SoC with Dual NPU announced
- 08/31/18--20:40: nubia-α wearable smartphone teased at IFA 2018
- 09/04/18--00:33: Huawei Nova 3 Review
- 09/04/18--03:40: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser image reveals support for 5G
- 09/04/18--06:24: What is Dual Pixel technology?
- 09/04/18--06:36: Samsung confirms its foldable smartphone will launch later this year
After several Pixel 3 XL leaks, we have live images of the Pixel 3, thanks to a Reddit user. This reveals no-notch design, dual front speaker, glass + metal back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and more. The Reddit user who posted the image said that the device was part of a testing program through a carrier other than Verizon, even though earlier rumors said that it will be Verizon-exclusive.
Screenshots show some of the specs including a 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080) 18:9 aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, Dual 8.1MP front cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.2 aperture, respectively, and a 2,915mAh battery, slightly smaller than the 3,430mAh battery on t. It is expected to come bundled with USB Type-C headphones as we had seen in the Pixel 3 XL leak.
The Google Pixel 3 series is expected to be introduced on October 9th, even though earlier rumor said that they will go official on October 4th, same as last year.
After Apple announced its exclusive event on September 12th, press images of the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models have surfaced, and these are expected to be called iPhone XS. These are expected to come in new gold color option. Earlier rumors revealed that all the iPhone models will have a notch, Face ID with gesture-based control system and new A12 processor.
Press image of the Apple Watch Series 4 has also surfaced revealing a large edge-to-edge display ~15% bigger compared to the Series 3, as well as minimal bezels around the watch display.
It is also said to come with a new watch face capable of showing a lot of information. This analog watch face will show a total of eight complications around the time and within the clock hands. There is a new hole between the side button and Digital Crown, which could be a secondary microphone. It will also include a new Digital Crown and side button.
We should know more details about the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch Series 4 before they go official in a couple of weeks.
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Xiaomi today announced that it is migrating its Indian data to cloud service providers with infrastructure in India. This cover all Indian user data across Xiaomi e-commerce platform (mi.com/in), Mi Community (in.c.mi.com), Mi Cloud, MIUI (Xiaomi Market, feed, Mi Video, advertising, Mi Messaging, push notifications, etc) and Mi TV.
It is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure infrastructure in India and the company said that all the existing data would be migrated by the end of 2018, while new Indian user data since 1 July is already being stored in local servers. All existing user data on mi.com/in will be fully migrated to servers in India by mid-September 2018.
Prior to this these were stored in AWS servers across Singapore and the United States. This promises jump in access speed.
Commenting on the same, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said:
At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step towards user data security and privacy by bringing our cloud services to India for all local data needs. It’s something our teams have been working tirelessly on and I am glad we have been able to turn this around for ...
Soon after the announcement of the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus smartphones earlier this month, the Meizu 16X with the model number M872Q has been certified by TENAA in China. This is expected to feature Snapdragon 710 SoC instead of Snapdragon 845, while other specifications are expected to remain same, including an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Meizu 16X specifications
6-inch ( 1080 × 2160 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 10000 : 1 aspect ratio, 430cd/m2 (typical) brightness, 402 PPI
Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
6GB RAM, 64GB (UFS 2.1) internal memory
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Flyme OS
12MP rear camera with wide-angle lens, 1/2.3″ Sony IMX380 sensor, 1.55μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, Four-axis OIS, PDAF, Laser auto-focus, secondary 20MP telephoto lens, Sony IMX350 sensor, f/2.6 aperture, 6-LED ring LED flash
20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, AI face unlock
In-display fingerprint sensor
3.5mm audio jack, dual speakers
Dimensions: 151.2×73.6×7.5mm ; Weight: 154g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
3010mAh (typical) / 2950mAh (minimum) battery with mCharge fast charging
The Meizu 16X is expected to come in Matte black, Ceramic white and Frosted Gold colors, and is ...
At the IFA 2018, Lenovo unveiled its premium Yoga laptops along with the premium ThinkPad X1 laptop portfolio, new Chomebooks and upgraded GPUs on the re-designed Lenovo Legion gaming PCs introduced at E3.
Lenovo Yoga Book C930
First off, the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 comes with two displays, including one built with E Ink. Also, the versatile E Ink screen morphs itself to become your keyboard, notepad, and reader. When you are typing, the E Ink screen turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard with multi-language support. At just 9.9mm thickness, it comes with up to 10 hours of battery life which is designed for you to get through a workday.
Lenovo Yoga C930
The Yoga C930 2-in-1 convertible offers immersive entertainment via the first-of-its-kind Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos Speaker System and Dolby Vision in up to 4K. It is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processing, Intel’s fastest 15W mobile processor for responsiveness and speed.
Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS
The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) 2-in-1 convertible offers smartphone-like integrated 4.5G LTE Advanced Pro connectivity and up to 25+ hours of local video playback on a single charge, thanks to the power-efficient architecture of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. ...
Huawei at the IFA 2018 announced Kirin 980, its next-generation processor of high-end devices and the world’s first commercial mobile SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm proces and with dedicated Dual Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It is an Octa-Core SoC with two ARM Cortex A76 Cores clocked up to 2.6GHz for Turbo performance, two ARM Cortex A76 Cores clocked up to 1.92GHz for Long-lasting performance and four ARM Cortex A55 Cores clocked up to 1.8 GHz for power efficiency. It has support for LTE Cat.21 offering download speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps.
It packs 6.9 billion transistors within a 1cm2 die size, up by 1.6 times from the previous generation. "Compared to the 10nm process, the 7nm process delivers 20 percent improved SoC performance and 40 percent improved SoC efficiency," said Huawei. Compared to Kirin 970, the Kirin 980 promises 75% improved performance and 58% better energy efficiency.
The 10-core Mali-G76 GPU has clock boosting technology that intelligently identify gaming workloads and adjust resource allocation for optimal gaming performance. It also promise 46% improved graphics and 178% improved power efficiency over the previous generation.
With Dual NPU, it can recognize up to 4,600 images per minute, up 120% compared to Kirin ...
Huawei at the IFA 2018 announced its flagship Kirin 980 7nm SoC with dedicated dual neural network processing units. At the end of the event it also confirmed that the Mate 20 series – Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro powered by Kirin 980 will be announced at an event in London on October 16th, same date as last year's Mate 10 series.
#ExperienceSmarter with the #Kirin980. Reach a #HigherIntelligence with the #HuaweiMate20 Series. Mark your calendars NOW… 16.10.18. pic.twitter.com/9KhTMj0BXH
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 31, 2018
The high-end Mate 20 Pro flagship is rumored to pack triple rear cameras like the P20 series along with an in-display fingerprint sensor, wireless charging. The Huawei Mate 20 is expected to pack a 4,200mAh battery and sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display and since the phone is expected to pack wireless charger, it is said to be featuring a glass back. It is rumored to pack 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and run on Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0 on top.
The Huawei Mate 20 series might come in four different models and the model numbers are HMA-AL00, HMA-L09, HMA-L29, HMA-TL00. We should know more details about the phones soon.
According to the latest report from International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearables market in India has witnessed a growth in the second quarter of 2018 (2018Q2) as the overall wearables market grew 66% year-over-year (YOY) and 40% sequentially, making it the biggest quarter for the wearables category in India.
The report also mentioned that one million units of wearables were shipped in 2018 Q2 with top three brands retaining their position in the overall wearables market.
Apart from wristbands, which accounted for almost 90% of the shipments during the quarter, watches with wearable computing also grew 34% sequentially.
Mi fans! We continue to be the #1 in wearables brand in India. ~2.5X bigger than the No. 2! As per @IDC's report, we now have 45.8% market share and 31% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) growth in Q2 2018. pic.twitter.com/LP5MIHtK3H
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) August 31, 2018
Talking about the companies, Xiaomi maintained its leadership of the market with 45.8% market share and 31% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) growth in the 2018 Q2. GOQii remained at 2nd position with healthy 74% annual growth and 36% sequential growth in its shipment.
The third place goes to Titan with its Fastrack’s Reflex range saw a healthy 56% sequential increase in its overall shipments and ...
ZTE's nubia brand at the IFA 2018 in Berlin teased the nubia-α, which it calls the world's most advanced wearable smartphone. It says that it is not just a smartphone, it is a new species. Check out the video.
The video shows a device that you can wear on your wrist. It has a large, curved OLED touch screen, a camera on the front along with a microphone and buttons on either sides. On the back there are charging pins and a heart rate sensor. It also has a metal strap, and it comes in Black and Golden colors.
The company did not share technical details or when it will go on sale, and the device in the video doesn't look like it is still in concept stage. It looks good in the video, but it is not clear how long this will last since most LTE smartwatches with calling capabilities doesn't last throughout the day.
We should know more details about nubia's wearable smartphone in the coming months.
Huawei at the IFA 2018 announced that it has sold 10 million units of P20 Pro and P20 smartphones globally in the first five months. It also introduced new variants in the P20 series. It also said that it has shipped over 10 million units in the Mate 10 series.
This includes Morpho Aurora and Pearl White variants of the P20 and the P20 Pro that are nature-inspired hues.
The company also introduced leather variants of the P20 Pro. This includes Golden Brown and Elegant Black Leather back versions that uses Italian calf leather in the top layer, Pamelatto handmade tanning process offering exquisite, natural texture.
Commenting on the latest milestone, Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said:
We are humbled by the reception of our latest flagships among global consumers. By going above the 10-million mark, we have again set ourselves a high bar to clear, but we will treat it as a symbol of encouragement that will fuel us as we continue doing what we do best—putting cutting-edge innovations into the hands of consumers around the world.
Huawei is doing some real work this 2018 with a lot of launches across both mid-range and high-end variants. Keeping up the spirit, the company has launched Nova 3 in the Indian market after making it official in China a few weeks back. Having said that, Huawei has launched the Nova 3 in direct competition to the OnePlus 6. We got hold of the device for more than a week and here is our take on it.
Huawei Nova 3 sports a 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 3D curved glass display. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 84.2% and a pixel density of 409 ppi. Just like other recent smartphones, the Nova 3 also poses a notch on top, but a bigger one compared to Huawei/Honor phones since it houses a dual camera setup. Having said that, there is an option inside ‘Display’ settings to turn it off.
The display is good with vibrant colors, offers good viewing angles, and sunlight legibility is good a well. This device offers various color modes option including Normal, Vivid, and Color temperatures — Default, Warm and Cold.
There is an Eye comfort option when enabled the display will be covered with yellow tint filtering ...
After teasers, iVOOMi has officially launched its Innelo sub-brand that will be backed by supply chain, operations and service infrastructure of iVOOMi in the Indian market. The company said that it has a network of 500+ service centres across the country.
It will launch Innelo 1 Smartphone, featuring a Notch Display this month and will soon expand to smart accessories. The smartphone will be launched exclusively on Amazon.in, as it had announced earlier. We should know the exact launch date soon.
Born out of a legacy of 17 years, we welcome you to the world of Innelo – a premium electronics brand of Suntex. Stay tuned to know more.#Innelo #ComingSoon #iVOOMi #India pic.twitter.com/o8UasBOXiH
— Innelo (@InneloIndia) September 4, 2018
Commenting on the launch of the new brand, Ashwin Bhandari, CEO, Innelo India, said:
We are delighted to bring our sub-brand Innelo to India. With a vision to capture the premium smartphones and accessories market, we aim to bring high-end technology products and offer them at pocket-friendly prices. With Innelo, we intend to become a sustainable, youth-centric technology conglomerate; creating products for India, in India
The brand’s products are tailor-made to suit the Indian audience and environment. These products would be launched in the price segment of 7K to 13K. We are in India for the ...
Online retail giant Amazon has announced the launch of its e-commerce website in Hindi on the Amazon mobile App on Android & mobile website. With this move, customers can now read product information, find deals and discount, track their orders and manage their account in Hindi.
As per the company claims, the desktop version will be available soon. Having said that, the Hindi version of Amazon will be integrated with the main app itself.
In a major first step to break the language barrier for Indian customers, @amazonIN announces the launch of https://t.co/We58co4IVD in Hindi #Amazonअबहिंदीमें
Available on the Amazon mobile App on Android & mobile website. https://t.co/r73gGSBWLF pic.twitter.com/rWY48nSyUb
— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) September 4, 2018
At present, most popular item among Hindi speaking customers has been selected under Hindi portfolio. Having said that, search and delivery address will be available in English at present, while the company will introduce more feature in the upcoming months.
To change the language, users need to tap the settings menu (three horizontal line on the top left) -> Language -> Select Hindi -> Tap on continuing in Hindi. The company said that Hindi support is still in beta.
The company also claimed that it will add more languages in ...
Huawei’s Honor brand has launched Honor 7S, the company’s latest budget smartphone in India. It was introduced back in May, has a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 73% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by a Quad-Core MediaTek SoC with 2GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMIUI 8.1 on top, has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, both with LED flash, and has support for face unlock.
It has dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and packs a 3020mAh battery.
Honor 7S specifications
5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display
1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.1
13MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF
5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3mm; Weight: 142g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
3020mAh built-in battery
The Honor 7S comes in Black, Blue and Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will be available exclusively from Flipkart and Honor online store from September 14th.
Qualcomm is gearing to introduce its next-generation flagship Mobile Platform in the coming months, and it confirmed that it will be built on the 7nm process node and will be 5G-capable when paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Now a new device powered by Qualcomm msmnile chip has passed through Geekbench, which could be the next-gen flagship SoC from Qualcomm.
The device that it was tested on runs Android 9.0 (Pie) and has 6GB of RAM. This has registered a score of 3697 points for single-core and 10469 for Multi-Core. This is on-par with the Apple's A11 Bionic chip that scored 4238 points in the single-core test and 10478 points in Multi-Core test. It is way better than current Snapdragon 845-powered flagships.
Apple should launch its next-generation A12 SoC that will power its iPhone XS phones that will be unveiled on September 12th. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is expected to launch as SM8150 in Q4 2018. It is expected to power first 5G mobile hotspots by the end of 2018, and smartphones in the first half of 2019.
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A few days back Xiaomi shared the 3D renders of the purported Mi Mix 3, but now, Donovan Sung, Director of Product Management, Xiaomi has posted the real photo of the phone itself and revealed the support for 5G as well.
If the report turns out to be true, Mi Mix 3 will likely to sport an FHD+ AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%, Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB, and similar AI dual rear cameras. It is doubtful if there will be an in-display fingerprint sensor, but there might be a special edition with the feature, like the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
We've successfully tested 5G data connections on Xiaomi phones, and we can't wait for the official rollout of 5G next year! 🎉🎉
5G download speeds are more than 10X faster than 4G speeds. What's everyone looking forward to the most? ⚡⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/vLAH3wosni
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) September 3, 2018
Talking about 5G, Donovan Sung mentions that the 5G speed will be more than 10x faster than 4G speeds. According to the company’s CEO Lei Jun, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be launched sometime in October. It's worth mentioning here that the photos reveal the Mi Mix 3 using ...
OPPO's sub-brand Realme launched the Realme 2, the company’s second-generation smartphone in India last week starting at Rs. 8990. It went on sale for the first time on Flipkart at 12PM today. The company has confirmed that it sold 200,000 or 2 lakh units of smartphones in just 5 minutes. Next sale is scheduled for 11th September, which is next Tuesday.
#Realme2 has achieved a new record by selling 2 Lakh units in 5 minutes! Thank you for being #ANotchAbove with us.
Stay tuned for our next sale at 12PM, 11th Sep: https://t.co/3VB2MdI4Bl pic.twitter.com/rXltJkg1Aj
— Realme (@realmemobiles) September 4, 2018
To remind you, the phone packs a 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 88.8% screen-to-body ratio, Snapdragon 450 SoC with up to 4GB RAM, ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo), 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera for portrait shot and 8-megapixel front camera with AI beautify features that intelligently recognizes 296 facial features as well as face unlock.
It has 2nd generation of Diamond-cutting Design with improved reflecting effect and 12-layer nano tech, has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 4230mAh battery. The company already confirmed that it will launch the Realme 2 Pro this month.
Vivo ranks high amongst the brands that have been at the forefront of smartphone innovation. Be it in-screen fingerprint recognition, hi-fi music chips, motorized cameras or sheer camera technology, the company is making massive strides towards bringing the next-generation technology to consumers. The X21 was amongst the first Vivo smartphones with Dual Pixel camera technology (2PD). With the V11 Pro launch right around the corner, we expect the phone to pack the same tech. Let’s take a deeper look into the Dual Pixel technology to see what makes it tick.
There’s a lot going on with the camera on the Vivo V11 Pro, the 12MP primary sensor that is paired with a 5MP secondary sensor for better low light capabilities and of course, portrait mode. What caught our eye was the f/1.8 aperture lens on the primary camera that should go a long way in improving low light capabilities. The 1.28 µm pixel sensor size too is adequate to enable high quality low light photography. The most interesting of course is the dual pixel technology that is poised to improve low light capture and more importantly, the autofocus capabilities.
First things first, light is the biggest factor in photography. A higher pixel ...
Samsung is reportedly working on its ambitious foldable smartphone for some time now. In a recent development, CEO of the mobile division, Samsung, Koh Dong Jin, said that the foldable smartphone will be launched later this year.
According to Koh, the mobile needs to unfold in case users need to browse or do something. While he remains tight lips about the device, more details are expected to be unveiled this year at the Samsung Developer Conference in November in San Francisco.
With this strategy, the company is planning to strengthen its mobile market since they've witnessed fall 20 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018.
In addition to it, the company is also planning to change its strategy in the mid-range segment by implementing more technology at a lower price bracket. Ever since the rise of Chinese handset makers like Huawei, OnePlus and others, Samsung is facing stiff competition all over.
After teasing for a month, Motorola has finally announced that its Moto G6 Plus smartphone will launch in India on September 10th. It was introduced back in April along with the Moto G6, has a large 5.93-inch Full HD+ display, is powered by Snapdragon 630 with 6GB of RAM, has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera, 8-megapixel front camera, glass back and a 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging.
The new #motog6plus is set to arrive on 10th September and is built to give you more with every feature!
Which one are you most excited about? Take a screenshot and share it with us! #BuiltForMore pic.twitter.com/HyoigsRBv3
— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) September 4, 2018
Moto G6 Plus specifications
5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display
2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
6GB / 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Dual Autofocus Pixel technology, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera
8MP front-facing camera with LED flash
P2i water-repellent nano coating
Dimensions: 160 x 75.5 x 8.0mm; Weight: 167g
3.5mm audio jack, Front-ported loud speaker, Dolby Audio, 3 ...