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- 09/13/18--04:14: _OPPO F9 with 6.3-in...
- 09/13/18--04:25: _POCO F1 6GB RAM, 12...
- 09/13/18--05:26: _OnePlus Type-C Bull...
- 09/13/18--20:40: _Apple HomePod gets ...
- 09/13/18--21:08: _Huawei ARS-AL00 / A...
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- 09/14/18--00:46: _Nokia 3.1 Android 8...
- 09/14/18--02:10: _Xiaomi schedules an...
- 09/14/18--04:00: _Xiaomi Redmi Note 5...
- 09/13/18--05:26: OnePlus Type-C Bullets earphones announced in India for Rs. 1490
- 09/13/18--21:20: Google, Samsung collaborate for RCS Messaging on Android
- 09/14/18--00:46: Nokia 3.1 Android 8.1 Oreo update starts rolling out in India
After V11 and V11 Pro, Vivo has introduced Y97 with a notch display. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD display with slim bezels, 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 with 4GB of RAM, has a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel camera for portrait shots, AI scene recognition, and a 16-megapixel front camera with AI beautify feature.
It doesn't have a fingerprint sensor but comes with AI face unlock that scans 1024 facial points to unlock the phone in 0.1 seconds. It has 3D micro-arc mirror back with gradient finish, and packs a 3315mAh battery.
Vivo Y97 specifications
6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor (Quad 2GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
4GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
16MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 155.97 x 75.63 x 8.1 mm
Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
3315mAh (typical) battery
The Vivo Y97 comes in Black, Aurora Blue and Rose Gold colors, is priced at 1998 yuan (US$ 290 / Rs. ...
Apple has kick started the 'Gather Around' event with Apple Watch Series 4 announcement. The new Apple Watch Series 4 packs a stunning new display with an edge-to-edge curved display to perfectly match the shape of the watch. The company says that the screen is over 30% larger than the predecessor.
The U.I has been tweaked to take advantage of the larger screen. It lets users add contacts to watchface for one-tap access to them and has redesigned the modular face providing more information from stocks, heart rate, activity. The Breathe app is finally a watchface, so you can just raise the wrist to be guided into. It gets new fire, water, vapor dynamic new watchfaces that interact with the display.
The digital crown is being re-engineered and includes haptic feedback. The speakers are 50% louder optimized for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie and the Mic is also moved to the other side to reduce the echo. The back of the Watch is made of black ceramic and sapphire crystal. Radio waves can pass through which increases the cell reception. It is powered by the next-generation S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor.
It brings new health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which can detect hard ...
Apple just announced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the company's latest flagship smartphones at an event, as expected. The new iPhones have 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch 458PPI Super Retina HDR displays with support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10, as well as 120Hz touch-sensing. Both these have Face ID for unlocking.
Apple is also introducing Dual SIM support with dual standby via eSIM that is already available on iPad worldwide for the first time. The company is tying up with operators for this. However, China will get support for Dual physical SIMs.
These are powered by new Apple A12 Bionic chip based on 7nm platform, first in the industry, before the Huawei's Kirin 980 next month. The chip with 6-core CPU with two performance cores promises 15% fast performance and 40% lower power, and 4 efficiency cores will offer up to 50% lower power compared to A11 Bionic. It has 6.9 billion transistors, can perform 5 trillion operations per second, up from 600 billion in A11.
The iPhone XS series have the same 12-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, and a 12-megapixel secondary telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, both with OIS. It also has Smart HDR that makes use of A12 chip's AI features.
The 7-megapixel front ...
Apple just introduced the company's flagship iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones starting at $999. The company also announced the pricing and availability of the phones in India.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space grey, silver and a new gold finish starting at Rs. 99,900 (MRP) and Rs. 109,900 (MRP), respectively, through Apple Authorised Resellers starting from September 21st. We should know the price of all the variants shortly.
Apple accessories including leather and silicone cases in a range of colours will be available starting at Rs. 3500 (MRP), while the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Leather Folio will be available for Rs. 9900( MRP).
Apple along with the iPhone XS series, also introduced the iPhone XR, a cheaper version with a 6.1-inch LCD 326ppi Liquid Retina display, which it calls the best LCD display ever made. It has the same A12 Bionic 7nm Chip, however this loses the secondary 12-megapixel telephoto lens while retaining the wide-angle lens. It has an Aluminum and Glass Design, comes with Face ID and is splash- and water-resistant, with IP67 ratings.
It has LTE Advanced, Dual SIM support (via eSIM), similar to the XS series and has wireless charging as well, thanks to the glass back.
Apple iPhone XR specifications
6.1-inch (1792 x 828 pixels) LCD 326ppi Liquid Retina display, 3D Touch
Six-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor with four-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
64GB, 128GB,256GB storage options
Water and dust resistant (IP67)
Dual SIM (nano + eSIM / physical SIM in China)
12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) camera,optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
Dimensions: 150.9x75.7x8.3; Weight: 194 grams
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
Built-in rechargeable ...
Apple has concluded the 'Gather Around' event after announcing the new iPhones, Apple Watch. Apart from these, the company has also announced the rollout schedule for the iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 with Atmos and Watch OS and macOS Mojave which it introduced at WWDC. The rollout of the iOS 12 will start from September 17th, while the macOS Mojave will commence from September 24th.
Apart from iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 with Atmos and Watch OS 5.0 update will also start from September 17th. These updates will be Over-The-Air and are free to install. The iOS 12 brings Improved Performance, Siri Shortcuts, Group FaceTime, Memoji, Screen Time, Shared AR Experiences and more. It brings up to 70% faster swipe to Camera, up to 50% faster keyboard display, up to 2x faster app launch under a heavy workload.
iOS 12 brings Group FaceTime that lets you do video and audio chats with up to 32 people at once. The tvOS 12 brings Dolby Atmos, zero sign-in, and TV app improvements. The tvOS 12 updates will be a free upgrade to TV users. With tvOS 12, Apple TV simply detects the user’s broadband network and automatically signs them into all the supported apps they receive through their subscription. Apple ...
Apple introduced three new iPhones - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, all with support for Dual SIM cards worldwide. These iPhones have a primary nano SIM and have secondary eSIM support working with carriers. It also announced Airtel and Reliance Jio will support eSIM in India, and the company said that it will add more partners next year.
Apple also said that eSIM support will be available with an update to iOS 12 coming later this year, so you can use only the primary SIM when the iPhone XS releases later this month.
With Dual SIM support, you can use two numbers on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR, one of your normal SIM, and the other one, a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM.
Both of your phone numbers can make and receive voice calls and send and receive SMS, but if one number is on a call, incoming calls on the other number will be busy or go to voicemail. iPhone can use one cellular data network at a time since this uses Dual SIM Dual Standby technology, unlike few phones that ...
Apple introduced iPhone XS, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR at an event in the U.S. few hours back. At the event it also announced price cuts for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 series. In India the company has announced price cuts for iPhone 6s series and iPhone X as well, in addition to iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 series. This price cut comes after a price hike after increase in import duty back in February this year. The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB has received Rs. 12940 or 20.5% price cut, while it is just 1.8% or Rs. 2030 price cut for the iPhone X 256GB.
Even though Apple sets a standard MRP, some third-party retailers sell the smartphones at cheaper rates. So you can get it online at cheaper even after this price hike. Check out the change in price below.
Old MRP (INR )
New MRP ( INR)
Price cut (INR)
iPhone 6s 32GB
iPhone 6s 128GB
iPhone 6s Plus 32GB
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB
iPhone 7 32GB
iPhone 7 128GB
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB
iPhone 8 64GB
iPhone 8 256GB
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB
iPhone X 64GB
iPhone X 256GB
In addition to range of iPhone models, Apple has also announced price cuts for the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS and GPS + Cellular models in India, after the price cut in the U.S. to $279. It also introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4 with a new design and several new features.
The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS that got a price hike back in February due to increase in import duty, now starts at Rs. 28,900 and the Series 3 GPS + Cellular variant that was launched in India for Rs. 39080 back in May, now starts at Rs. 37,900.
Old MRP (INR )
New MRP (INR )
Price cut (INR)
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 38mm
The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) starts at US $399 and the Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499, and goes on sale in several countries starting September 21st. Apple did not announce the price or availability of the new Apple Watch Series 4 in India yet, and said that it will be available later this year.
Along with the F9 Pro, OPPO introduced the F9, a cheaper version in the ‘F series’ in India last month, and it was introduced in China as A7x earlier this week. Today the company has launched the phone in India. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with Waterdrop Screen with screen-to-body ratio up to 90.8% for a more immersive experience, is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor, packs a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, and secondary 2MP camera, similar to the F9 Pro, but this features a 16-megapixel front camera, packs 4GB of RAM and doesn’t have VOOC Flash charge even though it packs the same 3500mAh battery.
It has dedicated dual SIM slots and a Fingerprint sensor on the back, which looks similar to OPPO F7’s Diamond patterns.
OPPO F9 specifications
6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor (Quad 2GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.85 aperture, secondary 2MP ...
Xiaomi's POCO sub-brand launched the POCO F1 smartphone last month starting at Rs. 20,999. The company started selling the phone from August 29th, and the phone has seen Rs. 200 crore worth of sales in 5 minutes in the first sale. Today the company has announced that the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version will go on open sale on Flipkart as well as Mi.com starting today midnight for Rs. 23,999.
#POCOF1 - ₹200 cr. in the first sale. The Best Rated Flagship on @Flipkart. What's next for the #MasterOfSpeed?@manukumarjain and @cmanmohan are here with a surprise for you! RT if you didn't expect this 🤙 pic.twitter.com/59uh4aC3KH
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) September 13, 2018
The 64GB version is still in huge demand since it went out of stock in seconds when it went on sale yesterday. Earlier this week the company confirmed that the smartphone is certified splash resistant by P2i, so it is fine with everyday splashes and spills and also said that the phone comes with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 out of the box, however it only includes 9V/2A (18W) Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charger in the box.
The company has already fixed some issues based on feedback from the users and is working on fixing other issues ...
OnePlus just announced Type-C Bullets, the company's latest in-ear earphones. The company said that it is more than just an update on Bullets V2 that was launched back in 2016. It has several improvements and modifications to deliver crisp, powerful sound. It has a metal design, cable made of aramid fibers that makes the Type-C Bullets more resistant to stretching.
It has a DAC in partnership with Ciruss Logic offering higher dynamic range, more powerful bass, higher signal-to-noise ratio and less background noise. Type C Bullets are compatible with any Type C USB port, and pair with OnePlus devices, allowing users to adjust the sound enhancement configuration for a more customized sound.
The OnePlus Type-C Bullets will be launched alongside the company’s next flagship (6T) in Q4 2018 for Rs. 1,490 and will be available across online and offline channels. This makes it clear that the OnePlus 6T will lack headphones jack. We should know more details soon.
Our original goal with the Type-C Bullets was to bring the Bullets V2 audio standards to Type-C headsets. As we progressed with the project, we found many elements to further improve your listening experience.
According to a survey conducted by OnePlus, in early 2017, 80% of users used in-jack headphones regularly, ...
Apple is adding new features to HomePod including the ability to search by lyrics, set multiple timers, make and receive phone calls and more. It is also bringing support for Spanish in the US, Spain, and Mexico, and expands support in Canada with Canadian French.
The update also brings the popular Apple Watch feature; Find my iPhone, so users can ping any of their nearby devices to find them. With iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts where Siri learns user routines and suggests ‘shortcuts’ on iPhone and iPad. Now, these shortcuts are accessible on HomePod. The new Shortcuts app personalizes shortcuts for HomePod with a series of tasks.
Additionally, it now lets you search by lyrics to play a particular song, artist or genre. It also brings support for multiple named timers. Users can conveniently use HomePod to make and receive phone calls. To make a call, simply ask Siri to call someone from Contacts or say the number to call. Incoming calls are automatically directed from iPhone to HomePod and users can answer the call by asking Siri to answer the phone.
A week after the announcement of Honor 8X Max in China, a new Huawei smartphone with similar specifications has been certified by TENAA. This reveals a similar design and specifications, including a 7.12-inch Full HD+ display with narrow bezels and 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, AI scene recognition, and a 2-megapixel secondary camera, 8-megapixel front camera, fingerprint sensor on the back, and a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging.
This could replace the Snapdragon 636 / 660 from the 8X Max with Kirin 710. This also has a version with a leather-like back as you can see in the image.
Huawei ARS-AL00 / ARS-TL00 specifications
7.12-inch (2244×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 72% NTSC Color Gamut
1.95GHz Octa-Core processor
4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 2MP secondary camera, f/2.4 aperture
8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions: 177.57×86.24×8.48mm; Weight: 210g
Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
5000mAh(typ) / 4900mAh (min) battery with fast charging
The Huawei smartphone is expected to come in Black, White and ...
Samsung Electronics has introduced a new version of the Samsung Health app, Samsung Health1 6.0 which brings updated health and fitness tools, a new UI, and increased personalization. Samsung says that its Health platform has over 65 million monthly active users worldwide.
The updated Samsung Health user experience brings more user-friendly visual design and new features. The home screen is now simplified, categorized and prioritized according to the user’s personal needs and habits so that users can quickly view and access preferred features. Thanks to the improved 'Together' tab, it now allows users to share photos and celebrate fitness milestones and achievements with friends all within the app.
Users can also connect with Samsung’s community around the world to exchange texts and photos, compare achievements and encourage each other to do more with the monthly ‘Global Challenge’. The updated ‘Discover’ tab allows users to easily find health-related content – including articles, programs, and partner apps based on their interests and level of fitness.
Samsung Health now supports a complete set of SDKs for app and web service integration. This move allows partners and developers to expand their service. The new enhanced Samsung Health interface on Samsung wearables and smartwatches features more at-a-glance information, a workout countdown, GPS and ...
Samsung Electronics and Google have announced that they are working together to offer global Rich Communication Services (RCS) coverage and interoperability. This will enable features like the ability to chat over Wi-Fi, create rich group chats, see typing indicators and read receipts, and share high-resolution photos and videos across platforms.
Both the companies will work together to ensure that their messaging clients, Android Messages and Samsung Messages, work seamlessly with each company’s RCS technology, including cloud and business messaging platforms. As part of the collaboration, Samsung will work to bring these RCS features to existing mobile phones* beginning with the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
However, upcoming Samsung Galaxy smartphones will also natively support RCS messaging, starting with those on a set of carriers that have or will soon launch RCS. Developers and brands that create RCS Business Messaging experiences based on GSMA Universal Profile 2.0 using the Google or Samsung Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP) services will be able to reach both Android Messages and Samsung Messages users.
Patrick Chomet, EVP, and Head of Product & Services Innovation Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said:
At Samsung, we adhere to a model of open collaboration to bring premium experiences to our customers across products. By furthering our robust partnership with Google, ...
Update: Google has released first teaser for the Pixel 3 with just number '3'. You can sign up at store.google.com to get details on October 9.
Earlier: After several rumors, Google has officially announced its hardware event on October 9th in New York City. The invite has the number '3' to indicate that the Pixel 3 series will be unveiled. The company is also expected to introduce other hardware products like last year, but the Pixel Watch is not expected as the company wants to "focus on improving Wear OS" while working together with other hardware manufacturers.
According to recent rumors, the Pixel 2 will have a no-notch 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080) 18:9 aspect ratio display, dual front speaker, glass + metal back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, Dual 8.1MP front cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.2 aperture, respectively, one for IR face unlock and a 2,915mAh battery.
The Pixel 3 XL is said to pack a 6.2-inch (1440 x 2960) 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch, while other specifications are expected to be similar the Pixel 3, but it will have a slightly bigger 3430mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Both the phones are said to come bundled with a USB ...
HMD Global announced Nokia 3.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 3 back in May, and it was launched in India in July Android 8.0 (Oreo). At the launch the company said that the phone will get updated to Android 9.0 (Pie). Now it has released Android 8.1 (Oreo), before the roll out of Android Pie.
@NokiamobileIN @Nokiapoweruser @mehta_ajey @sarvikas Woohoo My Nokia 3.1 getting Android 8.1 update😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/4pHTBtOCGU
— Akash Sharma (@AkashNok3) September 13, 2018
Android 8.1 brings several new features including Neural Networks API, hamburger emoji fix, Revamped power menu, New Settings Menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage and developer APIs (API level 27), along with the latest optimizations, bug fixes, and security patches.
The Nokia 3.1 v2.56B Android 8.1 (Oreo) update is 1.12GB in size and also includes Android security patch for September, 2018.
Xiaomi has released two new video teasers for the Mi 8 Youth Edition. This reveals Blue with Purple and Twilight Gold gradient colors with glass back.
Xiaomi introduced the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and the Mi 8 SE in China back in May, now the company has sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone in Chengdu, China on September 19th where it is expected to introduce the Mi 8 Youth Edition. The invite has the number '8' and the other image has a smartphone with dual rear cameras arranged vertically.
Xiaomi smartphone with the model number M1808D2TE got certified by TENAA in China a few days back, so this could be the smartphone. This reveals a display with a notch and minimal bezels, a metal frame, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition (M1808D2TE) rumored specifications
6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display
Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone earlier this year running MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1 (Nougat), later it got the stable MIUI 9.5 in June based on Android Oreo as well as new features such as gesture support, Dual 4G VoLTE and more. After the Redmi Y2 got the update earlier this week, Redmi Note 5 Pro users have started received the stable MIUI 10 OTA update from today.
The new update comes as MIUI 10.0.1.0.OEIMIFH and is 580 MB in size. This update also brings September security patch along with major changes like Full-screen gestures, Redesigned Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Sliders, Improved multitasking management, natural sound system, and a lot more, for more details on MIUI 10 refer to this post.
You can download the recovery ROM here and flash it using the recovery method. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the second device to receive MIUI 10 based Global Stable update in India and other devices like Redmi Note 5 are expected to receive the update in coming days. Check out the changelog below,
Designed for full screen experience
All-new full screen gestures will change the way you interact with your device. They can do everything you use buttons for, except they’re faster, smarter, and more convenient.
All-new UI is tailored for full screen devices ...