Samsung said to launch smart speaker with Bixby voice assistant in first-half of 2018

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Samsung is all set to enter the bandwagon of smart speakers as the company is aiming to introduce an in-house smart speaker in the first half of 2018 according to a latest report from Bloomberg. The device is said to have a strong focus on audio quality and the management of connected home appliances.  Continue reading “Samsung said to launch smart speaker with Bixby voice assistant in first-half of 2018”

New Nokia camera app reveals Telephoto, wide-angle support ahead of arrival of Nokia 9

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Nokia 5 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update was made available two days ago, while it brings latest OS on the table, there are hidden surprising features in the updated camera app. Nokiamob in association with Suomimobiili.fi have discovered interesting “hidden” features. Continue reading “New Nokia camera app reveals Telephoto, wide-angle support ahead of arrival of Nokia 9”

Nokia 6 (2018) with new design revealed on certification site

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Rumors about HMD Global’s refreshed Nokia 6 smartphone surfaced recently. Even model number TA-1054 surfaced recently. Now the images of the smartphone has surfaced on TENAA showing a large display with minimal bezels, possibly hinting at a 18:9 ratio. Continue reading “Nokia 6 (2018) with new design revealed on certification site”

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) with dual front cameras, Infinity display surfaces in manual, video

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It looks like Samsung is on the verge of launching new Galaxy A-series phone going by the level of leaks and rumors that are surfacing over the past few weeks. Before Samsung officially launches the phone, everything about the phones is known thanks to the hands-on video and manual document leak. The Galaxy A8 (2018)and A8 Plus (2018) are said to feature dual front cameras and 18:9 infinity display.

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Apple could acquire music recognition app Shazam for about $400 million

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Apple is on the verge of buying Shazam Entertainment Ltd. which would value the company at $404 Million according to the sources close to the matter and the official announcement could be made as soon as Monday, reports TechCrunch. Shazam recognition app is already integrated into Siri and was valued at about $1.02 billion in its last funding round back in 2015. Continue reading “Apple could acquire music recognition app Shazam for about $400 million”

YouTube said to launch paid music streaming service in March 2018

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YouTube is said to launch a new paid music subscription service in March 2018 according to sources of Bloomberg. YouTube is aiming to directly compete with rivals like Apple and Spotify which are again growing gradually after two decades of downfall. Continue reading “YouTube said to launch paid music streaming service in March 2018”

Apple said to be working on low-cost iPhone with LCD display and metal back for 2018

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As Apple is done with its iPhone launches for the year, the company is said to have started working on 2018 iPhones, and according to a new report from Nikkei, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker is said to launch a low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display and metal back case.  Continue reading “Apple said to be working on low-cost iPhone with LCD display and metal back for 2018”

Huawei P11 could feature triple rear cameras for 40MP shots, 24MP front camera

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Huawei P11 is said to feature triple rear cameras for 40-megapixel shots and a 24MP front camera co-developed by Leica according to the ads posted by a digital artist at one of the company’s creative agencies in their portfolio.  Continue reading “Huawei P11 could feature triple rear cameras for 40MP shots, 24MP front camera”

Apple said to be working on most affordable 9.7-inch iPad for 2018

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According to sources of upstream suppliers, Apple is said to be working on an inexpensive 9.7-inches iPad that will be launching in 2018. The low-cost model is aimed at attracting more buyers and will also allow Apple to maintain its present 10 million-unit tablet shipments a quarter. Continue reading “Apple said to be working on most affordable 9.7-inch iPad for 2018”

Sony H8541 with 5.7-inch 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0 surfaces

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Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone model number H8541 has surfaced on Reddit revealing most of the specifications of the phone. According to the leaked spec sheet, the flagship device is said to sport a 5.7-inches 4K HDR display and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.  Continue reading “Sony H8541 with 5.7-inch 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0 surfaces”

Samsung files multiple patents for smartphones with full-screen display

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Samsung has filed multiple smartphone patents to house the Antenna bands on the frame of both full-screen display and traditional units. The company has filed the patents at the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service. Continue reading “Samsung files multiple patents for smartphones with full-screen display”

Google receives patent for a motorized laptop hinge that auto-aligns with users face

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Google has been granted patents for motorized laptop hinge that auto-aligns with users face which could feature in the upcoming Chromebooks or Pixelbook in the future. The patent was first filed back in 2013 by Google and Ken Loo, Senior Product Design Engineer who was a part of the self-driving car project, the Pixel smartphones, and the Pixelbook. Continue reading “Google receives patent for a motorized laptop hinge that auto-aligns with users face”

Apple iPhone SE 2 rumoured to launch in the first half of 2018

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Apple is said to launch the iPhone SE second generation in the first half of 2018 according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The second generation iPhone SE, tentatively named iPhone SE 2 will be assembled exclusively by Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron at its factory in Bengaluru, India where the current generation iPhone SE are being madeContinue reading “Apple iPhone SE 2 rumoured to launch in the first half of 2018”

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications surface, might be previewed at CES 2018

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Rumors of upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ started surfacing a few weeks back. Now @evleaks aka Evan Blass at VentureBeat is reporting that the Galaxy S9 series will be an iterative update in “tock” cycle, since the Galaxy S8 was a major upgrade as a part of “tick” cycle. These flagships are expected to be previewed at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January, but it is not clear how much information about the devices will be revealed at CES, says the report. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications surface, might be previewed at CES 2018”

Huawei Nova 3 with full-screen display, dual rear cameras surface

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Huawei introduced Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus smartphones earlier this year. Now images of a new Huawei smartphone which is expected to be the Nova 3 has surfaced in live images and also surfaced on TENAA in China. It shows a glass back and shiny finish on the sides.  Continue reading “Huawei Nova 3 with full-screen display, dual rear cameras surface”