Xiaomi is now the most preferred smartphone brand in India: Strategy Analytics

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Xiaomi has surpassed Apple and Samsung to become the most preferred smartphone upgrade choice for Indian consumers in 2017, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics. 26 percent of potential Android buyers looking to upgrade their devices in 2017 list Xiaomi as their preferred brand. Continue reading “Xiaomi is now the most preferred smartphone brand in India: Strategy Analytics”

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus – What’s different

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Samsung’s S series lineup and Apple’s iPhone lineup never do get announced at the same time. Hence most people say that comparisons between the two are often unfair. While that may be debatable, a comparison is definitely needed and is unavoidable. Here is a spec comparison between the two bigger siblings in each company’s lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 – What’s Different

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Samsung’s S series lineup and Apple’s iPhone lineup never do get announced at the same time. Hence most people say that comparisons between the two are often unfair. While that may be debatable, a comparison is definitely needed and is unavoidable. Here is a spec comparison between the two smaller siblings in each company’s lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 – What’s New

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Samsung have just updated their flagship Galaxy S lineup with two new models. This time around there is no flat screen version like there was with the S7. The S8 features a curved display like the S7 edge and S8+. However, the differences don’t just end there. So let us compare the two smaller flagships with each other in detailed specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+ – What’s Different

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Samsung has just unveiled their new flagships for 2017 and they both are high end device that bring a host of improvements over the previous generation models. However before we examine the difference between them and their predecessors, it is good to take a look at whats different between the two apart from their names.

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Micromax planning to launch 4G VoLTE feature phone priced under Rs 2500

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Micromax is the latest smartphone maker which is planning to launch a feature phone. According to a latest report from the Economic Times, Micromax is looking forward to release a 4G VoLTE feature phone that is priced under Rs. 2,500.
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iVOOMi iV505 with 5-inch display, 4G VoLTE, 3000mAh battery launched for Rs. 3999

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Chinese smartphone maker iVOOMi has launched iV505, its latest budget smartphone with 4G VoLTE support in India. It packs a 5-inch qHD display, is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well. It has dual SIM support and packs a 3000mAh battery. Continue reading “iVOOMi iV505 with 5-inch display, 4G VoLTE, 3000mAh battery launched for Rs. 3999”

India’s first mobile congress to kick start on September 27

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[Update] – The GSMA has dismissed media reports about scheduling the India Mobile Congress in September. “Contrary to media reports, the GSMA is not collaborating with COAI in the development of the India Mobile Congress scheduled to take place in September”

India is all set to organize its own mobile congress this year. According to a latest report from PTI, India will organise its first mobile congress in September with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets. Continue reading “India’s first mobile congress to kick start on September 27”

Google bags Rs.150 cr deal to provide WiFi across Pune

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Google has bagged a deal to provide WiFi across Pune via its Google Station initiative. The company has received WiFi deal for the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) under which it will offer fast speed WiFi hotspots in the city. This will make Pune the first city in the world to get Google Station.  Continue reading “Google bags Rs.150 cr deal to provide WiFi across Pune”

OPPO, Huawei and Vivo grab nearly half of Chinese smartphone market in 2016: IDC

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The smartphone market in China saw a 19% YoY growth and 17% QoQ growth in Q4 2016, according to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. OPPO, Huawei and Vivo grabbed 48% of the Chinese smartphone market in 2016.

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BlackBerry partners Optiemus Infracom to make smartphones in India

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BlackBerry has inked a deal with Optiemus Infracom to licence software and services for the production of Android handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will licence its security software and services suite, as well as related brand assets to Optiemus Infracom Ltd, a Delhi-based telecom enterprise.
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Apple tops Samsung as top smartphone vendor in Q4 2016, record 1.47 billion smartphones shipped in 2016 – IDC

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Apple has beat Samsung to claim the top position as the top smartphone vendor based on shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a report by Research Firm IDC (International Data Corporation). Apple, as it announced earlier today shipped 78.3 million smartphones during the quarter grabbing 18.3% market share compared to Samsung who shipped 77.5 smartphones grabbing 18.1% market share.  Continue reading “Apple tops Samsung as top smartphone vendor in Q4 2016, record 1.47 billion smartphones shipped in 2016 — IDC”

KYOCERA rafre washable smartphone is resistant to foaming body soap and hot water

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KYOCERA in partnership with Japanese operator KDDI has introduced rafre, which is its second generation of its washable smartphone. The successor of DIGNO rafre that was introduced back in 2015 as the world’s first hand-soap-washable smartphone has resistance against foaming body soap in addition to foaming hand soap. Like its predecessor, the new rafre features resistance to hot water and a touchscreen that be can be used even when the user’s hands are wet or when wearing gloves. It is also It is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G military specifications. Continue reading “KYOCERA rafre washable smartphone is resistant to foaming body soap and hot water”

Reliance Jio asks Foxconn to make LYF smartphones, other products in India

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Reliance Jio is gearing up to make LYF phones in India. The company has asked Chinese and Taiwanese device makers along with Foxconn to manufacture LYF VoLTE smartphones, smart set-top boxes, home automation and automobile telematics devices in the country, according to latest report from the Economic Times. Continue reading “Reliance Jio asks Foxconn to make LYF smartphones, other products in India”

Top 5 upcoming smartphones

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As we step into 2017, the advancements and popularity towards smartphones is growing at a rapid pace. You cannot deny the fact that the smartphones now feature highly capable technologies and ever exceeding processing power. But before you buy, you should know what’s coming next. If you are due for an upgrade, these are the upcoming smartphones you might want to wait for.
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