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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Weekly Roundup: LG V20, Meizu M5 Note, Meizu Band, Lenovo PHAB 2 and more

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This week LG launched its flagship V20 smartphone, Lenovo launched the PHAB 2 smartphone, a cheaper variant of the PHAB 2 Plus, Meizu introduced the M5 Note smartphone and its first activity tracker – Meizu Band and more that happened this week in our weekly roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: LG V20, Meizu M5 Note, Meizu Band, Lenovo PHAB 2 and more”

List of smartphones that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update

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It is that time of the year again when users are eagerly waiting for their devices to be updated to the latest version of Android which is 7.0/7.1 Nougat. If you happen to own a Pixel or Nexus device, you should already be rocking Nougat and same is the case for LG V20 users. Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices will be getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starting this week. However, many of you might still be wondering whether your device will be getting the update while others maybe basing their device purchasing decision based on the update roadmap. This list will keep you informed up to date on matters regarding the updates.

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Apple starts selling refurbished iPhones for the first time, iPhone 6s starts at $449

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Apple has long offered certified refurbished iPads, iPods, and Macs on its online store, but this is the first time that the Cupertino giant has put up refurbished iPhones on sale.  Continue reading “Apple starts selling refurbished iPhones for the first time, iPhone 6s starts at $449”

Qualcomm confirms new OnePlus smartphone with Snapdragon 821, could be OnePlus 3T

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Rumours have been suggesting that OnePlus is ready with a new smartphone but it’s not OnePlus 4, instead it will be a variant of the existing flagship OnePlus 3. Couple of weeks back, we reported some specifications of the alleged variant expected to be called OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 3 Turbo, courtesy Weibo. Continue reading “Qualcomm confirms new OnePlus smartphone with Snapdragon 821, could be OnePlus 3T”