Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with full-screen display surfaces on certification site, expected in November

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 5A back in August this year. Now a new smartphone with codename MET7 has been listed on TENAA, which is expected to be Redmi Note 5. This shows the phone’s full-screen 18:9 display, unibody metal design, camera bump and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It doesn’t show dual rear cameras as rumored earlier, but there could be a Redmi Note 5 Pro or Plus version.

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HTC U11 Plus with full-screen display gets certified, U11 Life Android One smartphone press image surfaces

HTC U11 Plus

HTC already announced that it will unveil new ‘U series’ phone at an event on November 2nd, which are expected to be high-end HTC U11 Plus and mid-range U11 Life. We had already seen an image of the U11 Life along with detailed specifications, now the first image of the Android One version of the phone has surfaced, but we don’t have a clear image yet. Continue reading “HTC U11 Plus with full-screen display gets certified, U11 Life Android One smartphone press image surfaces”

Only 2 to 3 million iPhone X units will be available at launch: KGI

Apple iPhone X screen

As we inch closer to the official launch of the iPhone X, we are hearing reports from the very famous KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo who reports that only 2 to 3 million units of the iPhone X will be available at the time of the launch on November 3rd, compared to the expected demand of 40-50 million units.

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Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199

Harman Kardon Invoke

HARMAN International, subsidiary of Samsung unveiled Invoke voice-activated speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana back in May. It detailed the features of the speaker earlier this month. Now both Harman and Microsoft have announced the pricing and availability of the smart speaker with 360-degree sound. Continue reading “Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199”

Sony introduces Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium

Xperia XZ Premium Opulent Red

Sony Mobile introduced its flagship Xperia XZ Premium as the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display back in February at the MWC 2017. It was introduced in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black colors, later it introduced phone in Bronze Pink as the third color in April, now it has introduced Opulent Red color variant named ‘Rosso’. Continue reading “Sony introduces Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium”

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review

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Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone in India last month for Rs. 67900, a year after the Galaxy Note7 fiasco. It has similar design as the Galaxy S8 smartphones featuring Quad HD+ Infinity Display. Samsung has also added dual rear cameras for the first time. How good is the Galaxy Note8? Let us find out in the review.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet with S Pen, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE announced

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

Samsung just announced Galaxy Tab Active2, successor of the first Galaxy Tab Active that was introduced back in 2014. It is MIL-STD-810 certified to survive excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops. It has 1.2m anti-shock inbox protective cover, IP68 water and dust resistance and better display touch mode for gloved and wet touch. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet with S Pen, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE announced”

Samsung 8LPP process technology ready for mass production

Samsung logo

Samsung has announced that the 8-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 8nm (Low Power Plus) has been qualified and is ready for production. The 8nm LPP newest process node will offer 10% lower power consumption and will consume 10% less area through narrower metal pitch compared to the 10LPP.

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Google launches Play Security Reward Program, integrates Instant Apps with ‘Try it Now’ button

Google Play logo

At the ongoing Google annual Playtime developer event in Berlin and San Francisco, the company has a made a series of announcement for bettering the Google Play platform. The company has also introduced the much-awaited bug bounty program for the Play Store where it will offer $1000 for finding bugs in apps on Play Store.

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Xiaomi Mi A1 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating

Xiaomi Mi A1 FoneArena One Charge Rating

Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 smartphone in India last month f or Rs. 14999. We already brought you the review of the phone, here we have the battery life test results of the phone. It packs a 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh built-in battery, but lacks support for fast charging. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform, has 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). Check out the test results. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi A1 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating”

Huawei partners with Microsoft for AI-Powered Translator, LinkedIn integration on Mate 10

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei has partnered with Microsoft and also Microsoft’s LinkedIn for Mate 10-series which was announced earlier this week. As a part of the partnership with Huawei, Microsoft will deliver world’s first fully neural on device translations in the Microsoft Translator app for Android which is customized for the Huawei Mate 10 series. And, LinkedIn is now integrated within EMUI 8.0 OS.

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Facebook now allows developers monetize Instant Games on Messenger

Instant Games for Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger app is one the most widely used chat application all over the world. Further to better the app, the company last year has introduced the Instant Games for Messenger with over 20 games from several developers at the time of launch which later was gradually increased and gave more features to developers to build flexible, rich gameplay experience. It introduced ads in Messenger app back a few months back.

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Ultimate Ears introduces UE BLAST and MEGABLAST portable speakers with Alexa Voice Assistant

UE BLAST

Ultimate Ears (UE) has announced two new portable speakers; the UE BLAST and MEGABLAST with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Assistant support built-in. From the look of them, they look very identical to the previous Boom speakers from UE but differ with the internal hardware.

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HTC schedules an event on November 2nd, U11 Plus and U11 Life expected

HTC Event Invite

HTC has started sending out media invites for an event scheduled on November 2nd in Taiwan. The teaser image posted by the company reads “U” giving away more reasons to believe that HTC might be launching the much-rumored U11 Play and U11 Life.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Camera Samples

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Samsung launched Galaxy Note8 smartphone in India last month for Rs. 67900. We already brought you the unboxing of the smartphone, here we have the camera samples from the smartphone. The Galaxy Note8 has a 12-megapixel primary camera with wide-angle lens that has 1.4µm pixel size, 1/2.55″ sensor size, f/1.7 aperture, 77-degree FOV and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), similar to the S8 and also has a 12-megapixel secondary camera with telephoto lens, 1/3.6″ sensor size, f/2.4 aperture, 45-degree FOV and OIS, offering 2x optical zoom.

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