Gadgets

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Now Has a Beta Build of Android 8.0 Oreo Available for Users

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8 users can now beta test Android Oreo Users can sign-up for the beta test Nokia 3 likely to receive Android 7.1.2 update Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is indeed keeping its promise of timely software updates for its new Android smartphone portfolio. The company has launched Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the flagship Nokia 8. Juho Sarvikas, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Moto G5S Midnight Blue Variant Launched in India; Introductory Offer Slashes Price by Rs. 2,000

A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The new Moto G5S variant comes in Midnight Blue colour , while the hardware and software remains the same as the original’s. Though the new version of the Moto phone is priced at Rs. 14,999, it will be available at Rs. 12,999 till October 21 as part ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Sees ‘Better Than Expected’ Sales as iPhone X’s Super Cycle Pushed to 2018: Ming-Chi Kuo

When Apple begins shipping the iPhone X next month, the handset is expected to be in limited quantity, KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note, corroborating several recent reports with similar findings. This expected long waiting period has already created a panic among customers, Kuo wrote, saying that many of them are purchasing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus instead. According to Kuo, iPhone 8 sales ... Read More »

Honor 7X Spotted on TENAA With 5.9-Inch FullView Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup

The upcoming Honor 7X has stopped by Chinese telecommunications site TENAA for certification, revealing a lot of details about the smartphone. It is known that the device is scheduled to launch in China on October 11th considering the invites that Huawei has sent out. The TENAA listing reveals that the Honor 7X will have two model numbers, BND-TL10 and BND-AL10, which might indicate two ... Read More »

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Restores 3D Touch App Switching Gesture Following User Complaints

Apple has released the second beta of the upcoming iOS 11.1 to developers, and one of the most notable features is the return of the 3D Touch app switcher gesture which disappeared with the initial release of iOS 11. The gesture allows users to quickly call up the app switcher by pressing down hard on the left edge of an iPhone that ... Read More »