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  • Hands On

    Oppo F3 Plus hands-on and first impressions

    By on March 24, 2017 at 8:43 PM.

    Oppo F3 Plus hands-on and first impressions

    Selfies may have started as a fad, but the concept has now evolved into something much bigger, and smartphone manufacturers are catching onto this quickly. With more and more effort being put into different technologies for smartphone cameras, the options for consumers seem endless. A good camera on a smartphone is something that will always be a plus with people who are not tech savvy, and it's indeed an important feature on smartphones in India today. More →
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  • Xiaomi launches new ‘Mi Internet Radio’ speaker in China: Price, specifications

    By on March 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM.

    Xiaomi launches new ‘Mi Internet Radio’ speaker in China: Price, specifications

    Xiaomi has introduced a new version of its Mi Internet Radio speaker in China. The latest version is priced at 149 Yuan, which translates to roughly Rs 1,500. The device is available for Mi.com, Lynx, Suning and Jingdong mall. The Mi Internet Radio is a portable speaker that connects with your smartphone to give access to Radio channels. More →
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  • Apple Watch could soon add driving mode, to show only select alerts

    By on March 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM.

    Apple Watch could soon add driving mode, to show only select alerts

    Apple Watch comes as a successful device in reading notifications, and answering calls when your iPhone is away. But, it somehow causes a distraction while driving. Apple’s latest patent hints at a new feature which will enable Apple Watch users to receive only the important notifications while driving and not distract them at the same time. The patent titled ‘Detecting controllers in vehicles using wearable devices’ was filed by Apple last fall and it was awarded yesterday. More →
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The next flagship could feature 6.4-inch 4K display with 256GB storage

    By on March 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The next flagship could feature 6.4-inch 4K display with 256GB storage

    Fresh leaks for the almost forgotten Galaxy Note 8 have surfaced online. After all that happened with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung promised a Galaxy Note 8 in the making. The company’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin saying, “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8”. What has emerged today is an alleged schematic sketch of the Galaxy Note 8 in its early stages of engineering. Along with the drawing, some key specifications of the Galaxy Note 8 are revealed as well. More →
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  • OPPO F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras launched in India, priced at Rs 30,990; Specifications, features

    By on March 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM.

    OPPO F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras launched in India, priced at Rs 30,990; Specifications, features

    As expected, OPPO launched a new selfie-centric smartphone called the OPPO F3 Plus in India today. The F3 Plus is priced at Rs 30,990, making it OPPO’s costliest smartphone in the last couple of years. OPPO will be conducting a flash sale for the F3 Plus on April 1. However, pre-booking for the smartphone starts today and will be valid till March 31.  The OPPO F3 Plus will be sold through e-commerce sites Amazon India, Flipkart, and Snapdeal, and will be available in black and gold color options. More →
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  • Xiaomi Mi 6 could indeed be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset

    By on March 23, 2017 at 9:57 AM.

    Xiaomi Mi 6 could indeed be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset

    Xiaomi has been busy launching smartphones in the affordable category, while preparing for its most anticipated product this year -- the Mi 6. Touted to be Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone, the Mi 6 has been quite frequent on the rumor mill with the expectations high after what the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX brought to the table. The biggest confusion on the Mi 6 so far has been the processor it will use. Initial rumors began with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. Although there's still no official statement on this, a new post on the company’s Weibo page hints at the possibility of Mi 6 running Snapdragon 835 processor. More →
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  • Moto G5 Blue Sapphire color variant spotted online

    By on March 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM.

    Moto G5 Blue Sapphire color variant spotted online

    Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at this year’s MWC expo. Weeks later, Motorola launched the higher variant of the two, the Moto G5 Plus, in India for Rs 14,999 as Flipkart exclusive. The Moto G5 is expected to launch in the country in coming days. Both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were launched in two color variants of Fine Gold and Lunar, along with aluminum backplates. A new color option could be arriving soon as the Moto G5 has been spotted online clad in Blue Sapphire color. More →
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  • OnePlus 3T black color variant could launch in India tonight

    By on March 22, 2017 at 3:43 PM.

    OnePlus 3T black color variant could launch in India tonight

    OnePlus in all probability would be launching a black color variant of the OnePlus 3T in India today. This began with a tweet posted by OnePlus global account showing the OnePlus 3T in black color. The caption of the tweet read, “Discover true beauty in the dark. 24 hours remain until midnight”. This was followed by a tweet of the same posted by OnePlus India updating the time left to 10 hours. This would possibly be the black color variant of the OnePlus 3T Colette which was launched as a limited edition in Paris last week. More →
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  • Apple iTunes 12.6 update lets you watch rented movie across multiple Apple devices

    By on March 22, 2017 at 1:03 PM.

    Apple iTunes 12.6 update lets you watch rented movie across multiple Apple devices

    Apple quietly launched a new 9.7-inch iPad yesterday, along with a new red color variant for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Following this launch, Apple has also released iTunes 12.6 with a new feature called ‘Rent once, watch anywhere’. This feature will essentially allow users to watch movie rentals on any Apple device regardless of which one it was rented on. Earlier, if one would rent a movie on an iPhone, the movie could be watched on that device only. More →
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  • Xiaomi Mi TV 4A series, Powerline Wi-Fi adapter launched: Price, specifications, features

    By on March 22, 2017 at 10:18 AM.

    Xiaomi Mi TV 4A series, Powerline Wi-Fi adapter launched: Price, specifications, features

    Xiaomi has launched a new series of smart TVs at an event in Beijing. Xiaomi’s new smart TV series is dubbed Mi TV 4A, and comes in display sizes of 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch. The Mi TV 4A series are set to go on sale in China from March 23, and prices start at RMB 2,099 (Rs 20,000 approximately). There is however no word on whether there would be a global release for Xiaomi’s latest TVs. Xiaomi has also launched another product separately which is a Powerline Wi-Fi adapter, which is priced at RMB 249 (Rs 2,400 approximately). More →
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