The entire universe by now knows that Apple is going to launch a special edition iPhone later this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the first-ever iPhone. There have been a number of rumors and leaks about this year s iPhone, and turns out there could be as many as three iPhones this year. While the two will be the regular successors, the third one, the special edition, will come with radical changes, and new features. But there s a big problem -- the iPhone 8 could be delayed.
HMD Global-run Nokia had made a great deal about the assured security and software updates its smartphones will receive in the future. Well, it seems the company is keeping its promises as it has reportedly rolled out July security patch update to its Nokia 6 smartphone. Interestingly, the update has been rolled out even before Google s for its premium Pixel smartphones.
LG is reportedly working on a mini version of its flagship smartphone, LG G6. Called the LG G6 mini, a few details about the upcoming device have emerged recently. According to rumors, the smartphone could be launched as the LG Q6. Latest reports suggest that the smartphone could go official on July 11. The speculation comes after a media invite for LG event on that day in Poland emerged online. While the invite is cryptic as you d expect, it says hashtag LGBarbeQ, hinting at the LG Q6.
Xiaomi s much rumored Redmi Pro 2 may never see the light of day. According to new rumors, the company has pulled the plug on the Redmi Pro 2, and is instead working on a new lineup altogether. The new series will debut with the Xiaomi X1, and the smartphone is expected to be available in two variants -- one with bezel-less display, and another one with a standard display panel.
Fingerprint sensors are gradually becoming a standard feature on modern smartphones. A lot of credit goes to Apple for making the technology mainstream. The company had introduced the fingerprint reader way back in 2013 with the iPhone 5S. Almost four years later, brands are working to improve the tech by introducing under glass or metal scanners, and 360-degree recognition among others. Some have looked to move beyond fingerprint scanners by offering iris scanners. Apple, however, seems to be aiming at revolutionising biometric authentication technology with its upcoming anniversary edition iPhone.
We ve been hearing about Reliance Jio working on a new VoLTE-enabled feature phone for quite some time. Previous rumors have indicated that the new feature phones are designed to bring the feature phone users onboard with LTE connectivity. While a few unconfirmed details have been known, a new report reveals that the top-end version of Reliance s VoLTE feature phone will be priced at Rs 2,369.
Smartphone companies riding on the buzz around the flagship smartphones isn t really a new phenomenon. From mini to plus , we ve seen a slew of variants of the main flagship devices in the past. Even as Samsung is gearing up for its next major launch, believed to be the Galaxy Note 8, a new variant of the existing flagship smartphone, Galaxy S8, has been spotted online. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy S8 mini , the smartphone is rumored to sport a 5.3-inch display.
LG has unveiled a new tablet in Korea. The new LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE, as the name implies, comes with an 8-inch display with full HD resolution, and supports LTE connectivity. The tablet comes with a price tag of 352,000 Korean Won, which translates to Rs 20,000 approximately. Right now, there s no word on whether the LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE will be rolled out in the global markets.
India is on the cusp of the second connectivity revolution. This time, it s being driven by data. Numerous studies show that online video consumption is growing in India. While a lot of consumption is happening on the mobile platform, traditional TVs are arguably becoming quite redundant. The transition is certainly a great news for services like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, which have grown immensely popular. But this also creates a vacuum for DTH players who can no longer rely on the conventional media for an all-around growth.
Indian smartphone brand Lava has now forayed into the notebook segment with the Helium 14. Priced at Rs 14,999, the new Lava notebook is available exclusively online via Flipkart. Lava says the Helium 14 will also be available at select retail stores and other multi-brand outlets across Delhi NCR, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Bangalore from the first week of July in its first phase of launch.