‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’: Apple to launch iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus on September 9

By on August 27, 2015 at 10:29 PM.

‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’: Apple to launch iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus on September 9

Apple today finally announced what we had known for a while now. The next generation iPhone, probably called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be unveiled on September 9, according to an invitation sent to the media. More →
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Lenovo and Motorola to continue as separate smartphone brands for now

By on August 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

Lenovo and Motorola to continue as separate smartphone brands for now

After reports emerged last night about Lenovo merging its smartphone business into Motorola, the company has issued a clarification about what's really happening. For now, the two brands - Lenovo and Motorola - will continue to co-exist in the smartphone space, according to Lenovo. More →
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Planning to buy the OnePlus 2? This accessory will be your life saver

By on August 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Planning to buy the OnePlus 2? This accessory will be your life saver

Despite conflicting reviews, the OnePlus 2 seems to have a lot of interest among its fans. The invite waiting list has crossed 4 million users and the hype train seems to be going full steam ahead. However, if you are planning to buy the OnePlus 2 or have already bought one, you better spend Rs 699 more and get this accessory. More →
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MIUI 7 initial impressions: It is the little things that matter

By on August 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

MIUI 7 initial impressions: It is the little things that matter

Xiaomi unveiled the global version of its upcoming MIUI 7 operating system at an event in New Delhi. The almost hour long keynote by Hugo Barra went into minute details about everything that's new including how to pronounce Rosé, one of the new default themes (pictured above). I would be honest, it was getting a bit too much, when the first half of the presentation went on and on about the various shades of pinks, whether the icons were rounded or not, themes were you could choose to play a Cricket game from the lock screen or change Shah Rukh Khan's clothes. But MIUI 7 is much more than themes. And it was only towards the end of the presentation that the magic happened. More →
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What is a payments bank?

By on August 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM.

What is a payments bank?

The Reserve Bank of India today gave an in-principle nod to 11 entities for setting up payments banks. The entities include Department of Posts, Cholamandalam Distribution Services, Tech Mahindra, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), Fino PayTech, Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi and PayTM’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma. But what is a payments bank and how does it differ from a regular bank? More →
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‘Don’t have plans to launch Redmi Note 2 in India’: Xiaomi

By on August 17, 2015 at 12:57 PM.

‘Don’t have plans to launch Redmi Note 2 in India’: Xiaomi

Last week Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime in China. The Redmi Note 2 turned out to be a huge success, selling 800,000 units in just 12 hours, setting a new record for the company. However, Xiaomi has no plans to launch the Redmi Note 2 in India at the moment. Read on to find out why. More →
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Exclusives

Exclusive: Huawei’s Nexus smartphone could be the world’s first global LTE device

By on August 12, 2015 at 10:12 AM.

Exclusive: Huawei’s Nexus smartphone could be the world’s first global LTE device

Lots has been leaked about Huawei's upcoming Nexus smartphone with Google, including a blurry hands-on video and specifications. However, the killer feature of the upcoming Nexus smartphone might not be its camera or display or fingerprint sensor. Instead, it could be the world's first global LTE capable smartphone. More →
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Xiaomi announces smartphone manufacturing with Foxconn in India, launches ‘made in India’ Redmi 2 Prime for Rs 6,999

By on August 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Xiaomi announces smartphone manufacturing with Foxconn in India, launches ‘made in India’ Redmi 2 Prime for Rs 6,999

Xiaomi today announced it has begun manufacturing smartphones in India. The Chinese smartphone maker has partnered with Foxconn, which has set up a manufacturing facility in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh. Xiaomi will have a dedicated manufacturing facility. More →
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Reviews

OnePlus 2 review: Hyped assassin

By on August 10, 2015 at 10:01 AM.

OnePlus 2 review: Hyped assassin

OnePlus came out of nowhere into the limelight last year with its first smartphone. The OnePlus One was popularly called the flagship killer as it offered specifications seen in flagship smartphones of brands like Samsung and HTC but was sold for half their price. The model worked extremely well for the company as it sold 250,000 units of the OnePlus One in India in slightly more than seven months and 1.5 million units globally in about a year. With the OnePlus 2, the Chinese startup is extremely bullish about doing even better and is already bragging it as the flagship killer of 2016. In essence, it is claiming that the OnePlus 2 would be better than the successor of the Galaxy S6 that Samsung is expected to launch next year. To find out whether the claims are valid or just a marketing gimmick, I put the OnePlus 2 through its paces for almost two weeks by using it as my primary smartphone. More →
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Xiaomi is aiming to have pan-India offline retail presence by 2015-end: Manu Kumar Jain

By on August 7, 2015 at 9:33 PM.

Xiaomi is aiming to have pan-India offline retail presence by 2015-end: Manu Kumar Jain

Xiaomi has confirmed it has partnered with Redington as its distributor partner to push its offline retail strategy in India. The news was broken by BGR India today. In an exclusive interview with BGR India, Xiaomi's India head Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the news and also gave details about how it plans to go about with its offline retail strategy. More →
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