Tag Archives: Smartphone

These Habits of Yours Are Hurting, Not Helping Your Smartphone

These Habits of Yours Are Hurting, Not Helping Your Smartphone HIGHLIGHTS Obsessively cleaning apps from memory can slow things down Keep your battery between 30 and 80 percent; 0 to 100 isn’t good An anti-virus app isn’t really necessary A smartphone has become an essential tool to survive for many today. We care so deeply about these slabs with faces ... Read More »

Vivo V5 vs Oppo F1s vs Gionee S6s: The Sub-Rs. 18,000 Selfie Smartphone Battle

Vivo V5 vs Oppo F1s vs Gionee S6s: The Sub-Rs. 18,000 Selfie Smartphone Battle HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V5, Oppo F1s, Gionee S6s are among the top mid-range selfie phones All three have similar features, with only a few differences The three smartphones all cost under Rs. 18,000 Vivo on Tuesday showcased the V5 smartphone with a 20-megapixel camera in the front ... Read More »

Sony to Return Image Sensors to Full Capacity on Smartphone Pickup

HIGHLIGHTS Sony commands about 40 percent of the market for CMOS image sensors The sensors were central to Sony’s recovery from years of losses Sony’s clients include Apple and Samsung. Sony Corp’s image sensor production will return to full capacity in the October-March half-year due to a pickup in smartphone demand, having spent part of the past year running just ... Read More »

Kodak Ektra Smartphone With 21-Megapixel Rear Camera, DSLR-Like Features Launched

HIGHLIGHTS It comes with a huge camera protrusion at the back The smartphone supports 4K video capture It has launched only in Europe for now In a bid to entice photo enthusiasts, camera company Kodak has launched the photo-focused Ektra smartphone. The smartphone has a unique design with a huge camera lens at the back, and it boasts of DSLR-like ... Read More »

Imagination Tech Warns on Profit as Smartphone Market Softens

Imagination Tech Warns on Profit as Smartphone Market Softens Imagination Tech, the British company whose graphics technology powers some Apple devices, warned on profit on Tuesday, saying it had been hit by a slowdown in semiconductor and smartphone markets. The company swung to an operating loss of 7.3 million pounds for the six months to end-October, from a profit of ... Read More »

Samsung Brand Mystique at Risk After Death of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Samsung Brand Mystique at Risk After Death of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Samsung is corporate royalty in South Korea. It’s also a company recognised for its marketing smarts and engineering savvy worldwide, so much so that consulting firm Interbrand ranked it as the world’s seventh most valuable in its 2016 survey, ahead of Amazon and Mercedes-Benz. So how is it ... Read More »

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers A system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones may be vulnerable to hacking, a new study suggests. Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers, researchers said. In what is believed to be ... Read More »

Oppo F1s Selfie-Focused Smartphone to Launch in August

Oppo has announced the launch of its next selfie-focused smartphone, the Oppo F1s, for next month. The handset successor to the Oppo F1 that was launched earlier this year, not much else is known about it right now. On Wednesday, Oppo Mobile India tweeted an August 3 launch announcement for the Oppo F1s, tipping availability of the smartphone in the ... Read More »

ZTE Small Fresh 4 Smartphone With 5.2-Inch Display Launched

HIGHLIGHTS The Small Fresh 4 has been priced at roughly Rs. 11,000 It will go on sale in China later this month It packs a fingerprint scanner on the back panel ZTE has unveiled its new Small Fresh 4 smartphone in China. Priced at CNY 1,090 (approximately Rs. 11,000), the new ZTE Small Fresh 4 will go on sale in ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is said to sport dual-rear camera set-up The smartphone is said to sport metal builds Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 SoC Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has started teasing an upcoming launch event on July 27 where the company is rumoured to launch its next Redmi smartphone. The teaser invite shared on ... Read More »