Nokia 8 Sirocco Review : A Diamond in the Rough

For all the anticipation around the relaunch, Nokia (HMD Global?) has been taking it slow and steady over the last year or so of their rebirth. There’ve been close to a dozen smartphone launches across categories and the company has been silently plugging away at bringing back some of their most iconic product lines. With photography and build quality being one of the key tenets, rumors were rife that the next big device will be a photography monster. Instead, what we’ve ended up with is a redo of the Nokia 8 in Sirocco edition garb. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Sirocco Review : A Diamond in the Rough”

Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular connectivity launching in India on Airtel and Reliance Jio on May 11

Apple today announced that it will launch the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) on May 11th in India, months after it launched the Apple Watch Series 3 standard version. Airtel said that it will start pre-registrations for the new Apple Watch on May 4, 2018 on Airtel website. It will also be available from Reliance Jio, and the pre-orders begins on jio.com starting May 4. It will also be available on Reliance Digital and Jio Stores starting May 11. Continue reading “Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular connectivity launching in India on Airtel and Reliance Jio on May 11”

Samsung Galaxy A6+ with 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras surface in press shots

Earlier this month Galaxy A6 and Galaxy  A6+ smartphones got certified by the FCC. Now the press shots of the Galaxy  A6+ has surfaced, thanks to listing on a Polish site. It shows the phone’s unibody metal design, dual rear cameras, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots on the left, loudspeaker grill on the right and front flash.

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LG G7 ThinQ press image shows full look at the phone, including 3.5mm audio jack and dedicated Google Assistant button

LG is all set to introduce the G7 ThinQ smartphone on May 2nd. Now a new press shot has surfaced online that shows the phone from all the angles, thanks to @evleaks. It shows a notched display, metal unibody design, 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom, SIM slot on the top, antenna lines on the top and the bottom and a dedicated Google Assistant button below the volume rockers on the left. The fingerprint sensor is present on the back.

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Nokia 7 Plus Review

HMD Global launched the Nokia 7 Plus along with a range of smartphones in its Android One line-up in India earlier this month. This is the company’s first smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio display.  It has a powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC, comes with stock Android 8.1 (Oreo) and also features dual rear cameras. The specifications of the phone looks good on paper. Is it worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review. Continue reading “Nokia 7 Plus Review”

OnePlus 6 Glass Back confirmed officially, will have five printed layers of Nanotech Coating

After several rumors, Pete Lau, CEO and Founder, OnePlus has confirmed in a forum post that the OnePlus 6 will feature a glass design. He alsotalks about the brand’s approach to design and the incorporation of glass materials while maintaining the familiar horizon design in the OnePlus 6. He also shared about company’s philosophy of honest design focuses on creating a functional product based on need rather than adding on additional elements for the sake of hype. Continue reading “OnePlus 6 Glass Back confirmed officially, will have five printed layers of Nanotech Coating”

Motorola expands retail footprint in India with 50 Moto Hub stores in Western Uttar Pradesh

Motorola has been expanding its retail footprint across India rapidly. Now the company has announced the opening of 50 new Moto Hubs in in western region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), including 12 Moto Hubs in NOIDA, 10 each in Ghaziabad and Agra followed by 8 Moto Hubs in Meerut. Continue reading “Motorola expands retail footprint in India with 50 Moto Hub stores in Western Uttar Pradesh”

Google Collections starts rolling out, replaces Saved pages

Google Collections

Google started rolling out ‘My Saves’ or Saved pages in the last September. It is a mish-mash of your saved bookmarks while browsing search results in the Google app, and Maps lists. However, Google is starting to replace it with ‘Collections.’ Continue reading “Google Collections starts rolling out, replaces Saved pages”

LG G7 ThinQ with Snapdragon 845, 6.1-inch FullView display gets certified in South Korea

LG G7 ThinQ

LG is on the verge of launching the G7 flagship in the coming week and today two variants of the G7 ThinQ have been certified by the National Radio Research Agency in South Korea. The variants are being identified by the model numbers LM-G710V and LM-G710N, the latter one might be the G7 ThinQ that will be sold exclusively in the eastern countries. Continue reading “LG G7 ThinQ with Snapdragon 845, 6.1-inch FullView display gets certified in South Korea”

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Benchmarks

ASUS just launched its Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone in India. We brought the first impressions of the smartphone, here we have the benchmarks of the phone. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 636 Mobile platform that has 8 x Kryo 260 cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz per core and it has Adreno 509 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM, runs stock Android 8.1 (Oreo) and packs a 6-inch Full HD+ display. Check out the synthetic benchmark scores results below.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 First Impressions

Back at MWC we got a chance to see the 2018 range of the Asus Zenfone series. While the Zenfone 5 line up marks the upper end of the range, the Max series is the company’s bread and butter in India. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the latest in the line. Built specifically for India, we’ve had a bit of time with the phone and here’s what we think.  Continue reading “Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 First Impressions”

Terminal app spotted in Chrome OS hints at future Linux application support

Chromebook

Back in February, commits to the Chromium codebase revealed that Chrome OS could soon run Linux applications using a container. Though it was possible to run Linux application in Chrome OS using the crouton, it only works in the developer’s mode.  Continue reading “Terminal app spotted in Chrome OS hints at future Linux application support”

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636, stock Android 8.1, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999

ASUS just launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone as it had promised. It has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC with up to 6GB RAM, runs stock Android 8.1 (Oreo), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots and a 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash. Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636, stock Android 8.1, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999”

Apple Watch store at Isetan Shinjuku shutting down on May 13th

Apple Watch store at Isetan Shinjuku

World’s last Apple’s dedicated Watch Store; the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo is said to be closing on May 13th. Apple earlier this month has opened a store in the Shinjuku which is right across the street in the upscale Isetan department store meaning that two Apple Stores so close would remain open concurrently.  Continue reading “Apple Watch store at Isetan Shinjuku shutting down on May 13th”

LG Q7 passes through the FCC, likely to launch alongside G7 ThinQ

LG Q6_fonearena-5LG has officially scheduled the G7 ThinQ launch for May 2nd, and now the mid-range Q7, successor of last year’s Q6 is found passing through the FCC which is required before the official launch. It comes with the model number ZNFQ710TS. If G6/Q6 is any indication last year, we might be seeing a low-cost G7 with mid-range internals; possibly called Thin Q7. Continue reading “LG Q7 passes through the FCC, likely to launch alongside G7 ThinQ”