Author Archives: Loknath Das

Global IT Spending Projected to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018: Gartner

Global IT spending is projected to total $3.68 trillion (roughly Rs. 235 lakh crores) in 2018 – an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017’s $3.52 trillion (roughly Rs. 224 lakh crores), market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. “Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. Uncertainty looms as ... Read More »

Alcatel 3C With 6-Inch 18:9 Display, 3000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Alcatel 3C has been launched in Italy It is part of the company’s latest series It offers entry-level specifications TCL brand Alcatel at CES had unveiled three of its upcoming smartphones for 2018, the Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3C, and Alcatel 5. On Wednesday however, yet another Alcatel smartphone was launched in Italy, the Alcatel 3C, indicating that the brand may have much more up its sleeve for ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Resumes

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xiaomi Mi A1 has resumed after a brief suspension. Following complaints regarding performance issues on the Mi A1 after installation of the update, Xiaomi had recently suspended the rollout. But the company has now confirmed that the bugs have been fixed and the Mi A1 updates rollout has resumed. “Mi A1 updates have resumed with a phased rollout that started ... Read More »

Vivo X20 Plus UD With Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Listed on TENAA

Vivo X20 Plus UD with in-display fingerprint sensor has been certified by TENAA in China. The company had showcased the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning technology on the Vivo X20 Plus at CES 2018. Although the handset looks similar to the Vivo X20 Plus, it does not have a square rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Based on the ‘UD’ nomenclature, it is expected that ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime India Launch Set for Today

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime India launch is set for Monday, at an event in New Delhi. The launch event is set to kick off at 12pm IST, and we can expect details like the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime price in India, its release date, as well as launch offers to be revealed on the occasion. The budget smartphone was first listed on Amazon India last week, ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India Launch Expected on January 10

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India launch is round the corner, what with Amazon setting up a dedicated page for the handset a day ago. Now, Samsung has sent invites for an event it will host next week in India, which the company is calling “the year’s first big innovation.” This invite pretty much confirms the fact the Galaxy A8+ (2018) launch event will be held ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

CES 2018: Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3V, Alcatel 5 Smartphones With 18:9 Full View Displays Unveiled

After an initial teaser, TCL Communication has arrived at CES 2018 with its three new Alcatel smartphones models – Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3V, and Alcatel 5. All the new Alcatel smartphone models feature TCL-made full view displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio and are specifically designed for mid and entry-level price points. Further, the new handsets also sport rear-facing fingerprint sensors. Among the new ... Read More »

Honor 9 Lite India Launch Confirmed, Will Be a Flipkart-Exclusive

Honor 9 Lite, the company’s second quad-camera smartphone, will launch soon in India. The company has been teasing the smartphone for a while, but now it has confirmed that it will soon be available in a Flipkart exclusive sale. Honor 9 Lite comes with four cameras and a glass unibody design. The smartphone was launched in China in December 2017 and will now made ... Read More »