GSMA puts universal standard for eSIM in hold over U.S. probe

Pixel 2 eSim

Telecommunications standards organization; GSMA is currently developing a universal standard for eSIM that will be deployed globally. However, the development of the latest version of the specification is on hold and is currently awaiting the completion of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice.  Continue reading “GSMA puts universal standard for eSIM in hold over U.S. probe”

OnePlus is giving away over 6000 free tickets for Avengers: Infinity War movie across 10 cities in India

Last week OnePlus announced that it is partnering with Marvel Studios to celebrate its 10th anniversary with Avengers: Infinity War, which arrives in theatres on April 27, 2018. Today the company is giving out over 6000 complimentary movie tickets for the phone, in partnership with Paytm. The company offered tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in December 2017.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 5.99-inch 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

After details of the Xiaomi S2 surfaced  in firmware files, the phone has been certified by TENAA in China as expected. It has model number M1803E6E, features a  5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 display, is powered by Snapdragon 625, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel rear camera. Even though the firmware revealed it will have a 5-megapixel front camera, the certification site reveals a 16-megapixel front camera. It is said to have face unlock. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi S2 with 5.99-inch 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified”

Vivo Y53i with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 425, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 7990

Vivo Y53

Vivo has silently launched Y53i, a year after the Y53 with the same specifications including 5-inch qHD display, Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB RAM, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Funtouch OS 3.0 on top, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and screen flash as well as face unlock.

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Xiaomi Mi 6X 6GB RAM, 128GB storage version confirmed, retail box reveals Snapdragon 660 and no headphone jack

Xiaomi is all set to introduce the Mi 6X smartphone in a couple of days. It already confirmed 20-megapixel cameras on the front and back and also said that it will come in Blue, Pink, Red, Black and Gold colors. It also confirmed that it will have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version, in addition to 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 6X 6GB RAM, 128GB storage version confirmed, retail box reveals Snapdragon 660 and no headphone jack”

Meizu HALO Bluetooth headset with glowing laser light and POP Bluetooth water-resistant earbuds announced

Meizu along with the 15 series smartphones also introduced its new Halo headset, which is a Bluetooth in-ear headset with built-in laser light in the cable that can flash with the music beat. It uses OSRAM laser diode so the brightness is 5x more compared to traditional LED, says Meizu. It also has CORNING custom side-emitting glass fiber, so the brightness is thorough and uniform. It also has customized app to adjust laser brightness, switch mode and other functions.
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Meizu 15 and 15 Plus with Super AMOLED displays, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras and Meizu 15 Lite announced

Meizu just announced 15, 15 Plus and 15 Lite smartphones at an event in China, as it had promised. The Meizu 15 has a 5.46-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display from Samsung with 1.175mm ultra-narrow frame and the 15 Plus has a 5.95-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display from Samsung with 84.4% screen-to-body ratio. Both the phones have a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX380 sensor, 1.55μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture along with a 20-megapixel secondary telephoto lens with Sony IMX350 sensor for portrait shots and 3x loss-less zoom and a 20-megapixel front facing camera with AI beauty recognition and Face unlock.  Continue reading “Meizu 15 and 15 Plus with Super AMOLED displays, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras and Meizu 15 Lite announced”

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 specifications surface – 6-inch FullView display, 6GB RAM, stock Android Oreo and 5000mAh battery [Update: Image]

Update: Now we have the image of the Zenfone Max Pro M1, thanks to @evleaks aka Evan. It is also expected to come in Silver color in addition to Blue and Black, as revealed in another image.

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‘Notify Me’ for OnePlus 6 will start today midnight exclusively on Amazon India

Yesterday OnePlus in a teaser confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone will be launched in India exclusively on Amazon.in, same as the earlier phones. Today Amazon has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will be available for ‘Notify Me’ starting 00:00 hrs, 22nd April, 2018 exclusively on Amazon.in. Continue reading “‘Notify Me’ for OnePlus 6 will start today midnight exclusively on Amazon India”

LG G7 ThinQ said to feature dedicated Google Assistant button

LG is all set to introduce the G7 ThinQ smartphone on May 2nd. We know most of the specifications of the smartphone and even know how the phone will look like. Now a new report says that the phone will come with a dedicated Google Assistant button. A recent render just showed a power button on the right side, but the Google Assistant button will be on the left side of the phone, according to the report.

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Walmart said to acquire 51% stake in Flipkart next week

Back in February, it was reported that Walmart is likely to acquire more than 40% stake in Flipkart. However,  now report from Reuters says that Walmart could seal a deal to buy a more than 51% stake in Flipkart as early as next week. Continue reading “Walmart said to acquire 51% stake in Flipkart next week”

Google Photos for Android gets advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more

Google Photos

Google is rolling out a new update to Photos app for Android which brings advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more. The advanced movie editor was earlier spotted in a teardown of v3.16 and now it is finally started rolling out in the v3.18 release. Continue reading “Google Photos for Android gets advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more”

Google expanding its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions

Google Search autocomplete Predictions

Google autocomplete predictions more often than not return funny and wild queries. Though they are fun at times, most of the times they tend to surface inappropriate predictions. However, Google is vowing to expand its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions.  Continue reading “Google expanding its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions”

iPhone SE 2 with A10 Fusion, TouchID and no 3.5mm headphone jack said to go official in May

Apple iPhone SE_fonearena-10

According to a report from Mac Otakara, Apple is said to introduce a new iPhone SE model in May. This new piece of information was obtained from case makers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week. Furthermore, the next-gen SE is said to retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE. Continue reading “iPhone SE 2 with A10 Fusion, TouchID and no 3.5mm headphone jack said to go official in May”

SmugMug acquires photo and video-hosting service Flickr

SmugMug Flickr

Photo hosting service SmugMug has announced that it has acquired Flickr for an undisclosed price. The company says that both the communities existed long before the brands were established. Since both, the companies share similar interests; connecting Photographers with others to share their passion, work, and inspiration this acquisition actually makes sense. Continue reading “SmugMug acquires photo and video-hosting service Flickr”