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- 03/20/18--00:28: _Samsung patent file...
- 03/20/18--00:34: _Microsoft and Black...
- 03/20/18--01:30: _Huawei Nova 3e with...
- 03/20/18--01:59: _Lenovo S5 with 5.7-...
- 03/20/18--02:43: _Lenovo K5 and K5 Pl...
- 03/20/18--02:54: _itel S42 with 5.65-...
- 03/20/18--03:43: _HTC Desire 12+ with...
- 03/20/18--04:23: _MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM...
- 03/20/18--06:27: _Huawei P20 Pro with...
- 03/20/18--09:50: _Xiaomi and TVF anno...
- 03/20/18--09:50: Xiaomi and TVF announce strategic partnership for Mi TV
Foldable smartphone display is long overdue in the smartphone space that makes news every once in a while, but except for ZTE Axon M, we really don't have a mainstream foldable display smartphone. Samsung yet again has filed a patent at a U.S. Patent & Trademark Office back in July 2017 for a smartphone display that expands when you pull on the sides.
Since it is expandable, it can be used both as a smartphone and a tablet and according to the patent files, this system actually consists of three panels. The main display is all you can see in phone mode and get a wider screen; you will have just to grab the left and right sides of the phone and pull outward. On pulling the screen, you bring two more display segments that are present on either side of the primary display.
When you are not using the secondary display panels, they are hidden inside the body of the body of the device. This type of smartphone display is capable of accommodating videos, movies, widescreen TV, and playing games. Samsung has a habit of filing patents that might or might see the light in the day, so there's no way to tell if a smartphone with ...
Microsoft and BlackBerry today announced a strategic partnership with an aim to offer enterprises a solution that will make it easy to integrate BlackBerry’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s cloud and productivity products.
Both the companies have teamed up to bring a new BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE solution which will provide a highly-secure way for their joint customers who includes world’s largest banks, healthcare providers, law firms, and central governments to use native Microsoft mobile apps from within BlackBerry Dynamics seamlessly.
This solution ensures that enterprise users will now have a consistent experience when opening, editing, and saving a Microsoft Office 365 file such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word on any iOS or Android device. It also lets users work anytime, anyplace, with rich file fidelity. On the other hand, corporate IT departments benefit with the added assurance that their company’s data and privacy is secured to the highest standards.
The companies also said that BlackBerry Secure platform for connecting people, devices, processes and systems is integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. BlackBerry UEM Cloud, BlackBerry Workspaces, BlackBerry Dynamics, and BlackBerry AtHoc are now available on Azure.
Commenting on the partnership, Carl Wiese, president of Global Sales at BlackBerry said:
BlackBerry has always led the market with new and ...
Huawei just announced Nova 3e, the company's latest smartphone in the 'Nova series' in China, as it had promised. It is a variant of the P20 Lite that was introduced recently packs a 5.84-inch FHD+ 19:9 screen with a notch, is powered by Kirin 659 with 4GB RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 and has a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots.
It has a 24-megapixel front camera with new Sony IMX576 sensor and beautify features, compared to 16-megapixel camera in the P20 Lite. It has a glass back, features a fingerprint sensor and a 3000mAh battery with fast charging.
Huawei Nova 3e specifications
5.84-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) Full HD+ 19: 9 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut
Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, secondary 2MP camera
24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions: 148.6×71.2×7.4mm; Weight: 145g
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / ...
Lenovo just announced S5, the company's latest mid-range smartphone in the 'S Series', as it had promised. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display, is powered by Snapdragon 625 with up to 4GB RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZUI 3.7 on top and U-Touch 4.0 for gesture interaction, has 13-megapixel dual rear cameras, one with monochrome lens and the other one with RGB lens for capturing portrait shots and has dual-tone LED flash.
It has a 16-megapixel front camera with real-time AI-powered face beautify features and face unlock, comes with a metal unibody design, features a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh battery.
Lenovo S5 specifications
5.7-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZUI 3.7
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
13MP (Monochrome) + 13MP (RGB) dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture
16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 80.2-degree wide-angle lens
Dimensions: 154×73.5×7.8mm; Weight: 155g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
The Lenovo ...
Along with the S5, Lenovo also introduced K5 and K5 Play, budget smartphones in the 'K Series' in China. Both these have a 5.7-inch HD+ full-screen display, dual rear cameras, glass back, fingerprint sensor on the back and a 3000mAh battery. The K5 is powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC and the K5 Play is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC.
Lenovo K5 specifications
5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 64-bit processor with Mali T860 GPU
3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 7.1 (Nougat) with ZUI 3.1 lite
Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions: 153.8 x 72.7 x 7.8mm; Weight: 160g
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Lenovo K5 Play specifications
5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory, 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB ...
itel mobiles today launched the itel S42 and itel A44 smartphones with a full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Apart from these two phones, the company announced the itel A44 Pro. The itel S42 and itel A44 run on Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 7.0 Nougat respectively.
The itel S42 focuses on selfie as the phone packs a 13MP front camera with dual-LED flash, it has a Fingerprint sensor and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with 3GB RAM. On the other hand, the A44 is powered by the MT6737M 64-bit Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, while the A44 Pro comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
itel S42 specifications
5.65-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) HD+ IPS 2.5D Full Lamination Display with 285 ppi
1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU
3GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Dual SIM (nano + nano)
13MP rear cameras with LED Flash
13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture,120-degree wide angle, 5P lens, bokeh beauty mode, PDAF, dual LED flash
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
itel A44 / A44 Pro specifications
5.45-inch (480x960 pixels) FWVGA+ IPS Full ...
HTC just announced Desire 12 and Desire 12+ smartphones in the Desire series. These have a 5.5-inch and 6-inch HD+ full-screen displays, and the similarity ends there. The Desire 12 is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 SoC with up to 3GB RAM, runs Android Nougat, has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The Desire 12+ is powered by Snapdragon 450 with 3GB RAM, runs Android Oreo, has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information for portrait shots and an 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Both the phones feature a liquid-surface design with a glossy back.
HTC Desire 12 specifications
5.5-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
2GB RAM with 16GB storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB
Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HTC Sense UI
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
5MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
Dimensions: 148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm; Weight: 137g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + ...
Xiaomi started rolling out MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM for the Redmi Note 4 last week, later some users reported the update rolling out for Redmi 3S. Yesterday Xiaomi confirmed that it is rolling out the update to Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3, Mi Max/Prime and Redmi 3S/Prime in phases. Today the company has confirmed that list of devices that will get the MIUI 9.5 update along with the roll out time-frame.
Expect the Mi 2/2S, Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2 / Redmi 2 Prime that got the final MIUI 9.2 update recently with Interactive and Fresh UI changes, New Gallery App, Calendar Cards, App Vault, Mi Video App, New Mi Explorer, other devices that got the MIUI 9 update will get the MIUI 9.5 update, as confirmed by Xiaomi earlier.
Xiaomi device running Android 7.0 or above will get the New Notification Shade feature with MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM. This brings Bundled Notifications and Quick Reply for the phones.
Following devices will get MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM
Redmi Note 3 (Special Edition and Qualcomm
Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X and MTK
Mi Max Prime
Redmi 4 Prime
Redmi Note 5A Prime/Redmi Y1
Redmi Note 5A/Redmi Y1 Lite
Huawei is on the verge of introducing its flagship smartphones early next week, and before the official launch, the P20 Pro and P20 have surfaced online revealing some of the details about the flagships. The P20 Pro comes with the triple rear cameras with Leica optics.
According to latest report, the P20 Pro will come with a 40-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel Telephoto lens with 5x hybrid zoom and finally the 20-megapixel monochrome camera. The P20 Pro is really a trendsetter with triple cameras that pack the essential features that one can ask on a smartphone. The triple rear cameras are supported by an IR-RGB sensor, laser autofocus, aperture sizes between f/1.6 and F/2.4, but it is unclear which sensor uses which aperture.
Huawei is also using a new system called "Light Fusion," but it is unclear what this actually does or means. Like the Samsung Galaxy S9, the P20 Pro is also capable of recording 960 frames per second video. On the front, it will have a 24MP sensor with "Light Fusion." Moving past camera, the P20 Pro said to sport a 6.1-inch (2240 x 1080 pixels) OLED panel with 19: 9 aspect ratio with a top notch like the iPhone X. The front side also houses the Fingerprint sensor just ...
Xiaomi and The Viral Fever (TVF) today have announced a strategic partnership for the recently launched Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A. TVF has announced that all the content including videos and web-series will be available across all Mi TVs.
As a part of the promotion, the Viral Fever has released the latest episode of 'Tech Conversations with Dad' which is a show about exasperated youngsters explaining the nuances of technology to their clueless and curious fathers.
With this partnership, The Viral Fever's TVFPlay is among the select few partnering content providers for the Mi TV, thus making Xiaomi the largest content aggregator library in India.
Speaking about the partnership, Karan Chaudhry, COO, The Viral Fever said:
Digital content is making new inroads into the audiences' lives, and Xiaomi's new offering is truly disruptive for the Indian market. TVF is the pioneer of premium digital content in the country and is very focused on innovative ideas to satisfy the needs of Indian youth. The MiTV4 offers a great internet TV experience and is loaded with great content that is not available on other TVs in its category and that too at an unbelievable price – that is bound to shake up the TV eco-system in India. We are ...