LG offers exclusive BTS content for its smartphones, introduces BTS Smart Case for G7 ThinQ

Back in April this year LG Electronics signed South Korea’s most popular K-Pop boy band, BTS as its brand ambassador for smartphones globally. Today the company has introduced exclusive BTS-themed content for 2017 and 2018 LG smartphone models. The BTS Value Pack includes seven themes, one for each member of BTS. This completely transforms the UI including home screens, menus, dialing screens, among others.

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UNISOC SC9863 1.6 GHz Octa-Core (Cortex-A55) processor with Dual 4G VoLTE, AI features and Quad-Core SC9832E announced in India

UNISOC (Previously Spreadtrum) has announced SC9863, the company’s latest mid-range Octa-Core processor that has Cortex-A55 cores and SC9832E with Cortex A53 cores for budget smartphones at an event in India. The company did not reveal which fabrication process technology it uses in SC9863, but it has confirmed that SC9832E uses 28nm HPC+ processor technology. The company recently announced new brand name, identity and definition – UNISOC that completes the integration of Spreadtrum and RDA. Continue reading “UNISOC SC9863 1.6 GHz Octa-Core (Cortex-A55) processor with Dual 4G VoLTE, AI features and Quad-Core SC9832E announced in India”

Xiaomi now has 1000 service centers in over 600 cities across India, leader in after sales service

Xiaomi has achieved a new milestone by opening its 1000th authorized service center in India in Hyderabad. This includes 500 service centers for Mi TV. It opened its 500th service center in Bengaluru back in June last year. Xiaomi’s service centers are now in over 600 cities in 4 years since the company entered India. The company said that it has over 6000 workforce contributing to the service network. Continue reading “Xiaomi now has 1000 service centers in over 600 cities across India, leader in after sales service”

Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

After Kerala, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, Airtel has announced massive network expansion in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 15,000 new mobile sites that translates to one new site being added every hour along with an addition of more than 3000 kilometers of optic fiber.  Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”

Panasonic P90 with 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 5599

Panasonic today launched P90, the company’s latest budget smartphone in India. It has a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC with 1GB RAM, runs Android 7.0 (Nougat), has an 5-megapixel front and rear cameras with LED and packs a 2400mAh battery. Continue reading “Panasonic P90 with 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 5599”

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro with 5.84-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras and Mi Pad 4 announcement set for June 25

Xiaomi has finally scheduled an event for the announcement of Redmi 6 Pro and the Mi Pad 4, successor of last year’s Mi Pad 3 in China on June 25th. The Mi 6 Pro will have a 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch, AI powered dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 625 and a 4000mAh battery, as mentioned in the invite, and the Mi Pad 4’s back is teased in the invite and the company also confirms that it will have an 8-inch display.

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Idea VoLTE services now available across all its 4G circles, offers 30GB free data

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Last month Idea Cellular started commercial roll out of VoLTE services across six circles  – Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and,  Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, after rolling it out to its employees in the first phase. Later it expanded expanded VoLTE services to 9 more circles – Mumbai, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, UP East, UP West, Bihar, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. Continue reading “Idea VoLTE services now available across all its 4G circles, offers 30GB free data”

Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

HMD Global announced the Nokia 5.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 5 last month. After Bluetooth certification, Nokia smartphone with the model number TA-1109 has been certified by TENAA. This could be released as Nokia X5 in China and Nokia 5.1 Plus in other markets. This reveals a 5.86-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 19:9 aspect  ratio and a notch, and it will be powered by a 2GHz Octa-Core SoC with up to 6GB of RAM. Continue reading “Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified”

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with 6.9-inch Full HD+ display, 6GB RAM, 5400mAh battery, Android 8.1 gets certified [Update: Image]

Update: Image of the phone is out on TENAA in Gold and Rose gold colors that reveals a unibody metal design, dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor on the back and flash for the front camera.

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OPPO Find X Lamborghini Limited Edition with carbon fiber back, 512GB storage, 0 to 100% SuperVOOC flash charge in 35 minutes announced

Along with the standard OPPO Find X, OPPO also introduced the Lamborghini Limited Edition version of the smartphone at its Paris event. The phone features classic carbon fiber textured back with a 3D Lamborghini car logo on it. It also has the long-awaited Super VOOC Flash Charge technology that was introduced at the MWC 2016.

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OPPO Find X with 6.42-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, sliding front and rear cameras, 3D Face Unlock announced

After several rumors, OPPO has officially introduced its flagship Find X smartphone at an event in Paris, as it had promised. It has a 6.42-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Panoramic Arc Screen with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 93.8% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 845 with 8GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.1 on top with support for Android P beta coming soon. It has a motorized sliding dual rear cameras with a 16-megapixel primary and a 20-megapixel secondary camera set up with LED flash, OIS, AI portraits and AI Scene Recognition technology that can identify 800 scenes. The company says that the sliding mechanism has been tested over 300,000 times for durability.
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Yahoo Mail mobile web gets a refreshed look, new features; Yahoo Mail Go for Android Go Edition smartphones released

Yahoo has updated Yahoo Mail mobile web app with several new features, updated design, modern fonts, and native-like interaction animations. It has also introduced new Yahoo Mail Go app for Android Go Edition smartphones with 1GB of RAM. Continue reading “Yahoo Mail mobile web gets a refreshed look, new features; Yahoo Mail Go for Android Go Edition smartphones released”

Nokia 2 finally gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta

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HMD Global launched the Nokia 2 budget smartphone in India back in November last year. At the launch the company confirmed that the phone will get Android 8.0 (Oreo) update in the future. Later in December HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update, and also said that it the update will bring most of the Android 8.1 features including the memory management improvements. Continue reading “Nokia 2 finally gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta”

Honor 10 gets Party Mode, EIS and more via OTA update in India

Huawei’s Honor brand launched its flagship Honor 10 smartphone in India last month running Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.1 on top. Now it has rolled out a new update that brings several new features including party mode feature that lets you connect several phones to play the same song simultaneously, HiTouch that lets you quickly identify objects by scanning them, Paytm entergration, and most expected EIS feature for videos.

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OPPO Find X to feature 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, pop-up front and rear cameras

Image: The Verge

OPPO will introduce its flagship Find X smartphone at a global event in Paris, France later today. Now The Verge has posted hands-on impressions of the smartphone that reveals all the specifications. As rumoured, the phone features a pop-up front and rear cameras that are motorized, so it doesn’t have a notch for the 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen. It still has narrow bezels on the top for the earpiece. The phone also has 3D facial scanning system for biometric authentication, and will not come with a fingerprint sensor or 5x dual-camera zoom.

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