Author Archives: Loknath Das

OnePlus 5T Price & Specifications Listed, Pre-Orders Now Open on Chinese E-Commerce Retailer’s Site

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5T has been listed online ahead of official launch The phone has been listed with a price tag of $549 OnePlus 5T said to be the company’s first all-screen smartphone OnePlus 5T price and specifications have leaked online courtesy a listing on third-party Chinese e-commerce retailer Oppomart. As per the listing, OnePlus 5T price is $549 (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

Apple Acquires PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-Based Wireless Charging Firm

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi The deal amount has not been disclosed PowerbyProxi specialises in wireless charging technologies based on Qi Apple that recently introduced wireless charging to its smartphone lineup has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. According to a report in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday, Apple bought PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless ... Read More »

Kult Gladiator Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Kult Gladiator sports a 5.5-inch HD display It is powered by a MediaTek 6737 SoC and has 3GB of RAM Camera performance suffers in low light Some smartphone companies try to make a mark with high-end flagships, but the entry-level segment is still where most of the action is, and plenty of companies focus only on the low-end. ... Read More »

iPhone X Demand Will Be Substantial, but Not Exceptional: Bernstein Survey

Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone. Heightened anticipation around the 10th anniversary iPhone, which opens for pre-orders on Oct. 27 and begins shipping from November 3, has already dented demand for ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to Go on Sale Again in India Today, via Flipkart and Mi.com

HIGHLIGHTS This is a preview sale of Mi MIX 2, with general availability next month Mi MIX 2 is Xiaomi’s first premium smartphone for India in a while It sports a 5.99-inch bezel-less display, powered by Snapdragon 835 Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the bezel-less display smartphone that is also the company’s first premium offering in the country in a while, ... Read More »

Bill seeks to make social media firms liable for online content

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content. Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Voice, Video Calls Coming Soon, Suggests iPhone Beta Code: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed group calling feature in its iOS app WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone has code references to group calling WhatsApp is also reported to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone WhatsApp group calling is on its way, going by the code spotted in the latest beta version for the iPhone app. While group voice calling ... Read More »

New education policy in December, says Union minister Satya Pal Singh

Mr. Singh said the biggest challenge facing the education system and government was figuring out how to “decolonise” the Indian mind A new education policy to “correct” the education system, which follows a “colonial” mindset, will be brought out in December, Union minister Satya Pal Singh said on Monday. He said threadbare discussions were held on the new education policy, which is ... Read More »

iPhone X First Batch, With Just 46,500 Units, Ships Out of China: Report

Ahead of the November 3 shipping date of the iPhone X, the first batch of iPhone X units have shipped out of China, according to China’s state run news agency Xinhua. Even as it appears that Apple is in line to begin delivering this year’s flagship iPhone X units on time, it appears the company is still struggling to solve the production issues. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 (2017) Price in India Slashed

Samsung India has quietly slashed price of its premium Galaxy S8+ smartphone in the country. The South Korean company has also reduced price of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017) mid-range smartphones in India. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is now available at a reduced price of Rs. 58,900 with a flat Rs. 6,000 price cut. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are now retailing at Rs. 17,990 ... Read More »