BlackBerry KEY2 LE with QWERTY keyboard, dual rear cameras expected to be announced on August 30 at IFA

TCL Communications has sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone on August 30th at IFA, Berlin. The company is expected to introduce the KEY2 LE, a smaller version of its KEY2 smartphone. The smartphone surfaced in images last week, and the specifications of the smartphone were also revealed.

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OnePlus opens new Exclusive Service Centres in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad

OnePlus today announced that it recently opened Exclusive Service Centres at prime retail destinations in Bengaluru (Brigade Road), Hyderabad (Manjeera Mall) and Chennai (T Nagar). The new service centres aim to set a new benchmark of service excellence and further improve the current customer satisfaction index with 78% issues already being resolved within two hours including delivery. Continue reading “OnePlus opens new Exclusive Service Centres in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad”

Airtel offers Amazon Pay Gift Card to its pre-paid and post-paid customers for free

Airtel today announced that it is offering free Amazon Pay digital Gift Card worth Rs. 51 to its pre-paid and post-paid customers as a part of its 23rd anniversary celebrations.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with 10.1-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor, 8620mAh battery announced

Xiaomi introduced the Mi Pad 4 back in June, today it has introduced the Mi Pad 4 Plus, a larger version with a 10.1-inch WUXGA screen with 16:10 aspect ratio, fingerprint sensor on the front, in addition to AI face unlock present in the Mi Pad 4, up to 128GB storage and a large 8620mAh battery. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with 10.1-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor, 8620mAh battery announced”

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries including India, gets push notifications, Night mode and more

Launched back in April last year in Philippines, Twitter Lite Android app expanded to 24 new countries in December, now it has been expanded to 21 more countries, including India taking the total to 46 countries. The app is aimed to bring a new web experience for users offering minimized data usage and faster loading speed on slower connections or unreliable mobile networks. Continue reading “Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries including India, gets push notifications, Night mode and more”

Alcatel 7 with 6-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery announced

Alcatel today announced 7, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone. It packs a 6-inch FHD+ display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 SoC with 2GB of RAM, runs Android 8.2 (Oreo), has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary rear camera to capture depth information for portrait shots, and a 8-megapixel camera on the front. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 4000mAh battery.

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Tecno Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 with 5.5-inch 18:9 display, face unlock, Android 8.1 launched starting at Rs. 6799

After Camon i Twin last month, Tecno has launched the two new smartphones – Camon iAce and Camon iSky 2 in India. These have a 6-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView displays, powered by quad-core MediaTek SoCs  with 2GB of RAM and run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with the company’s own HiOS on top.  These have a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, but the Camon iSky 2 also comes with a secondary VGA camera for portrait shots. The  Camon iAce has an 8-megapixel camera on the front, while the  Camon iSky 2 features a 13-megapixel camera, and both have dual LED flash.

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Xiaomi introduces Mi RGB Backlit Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and Water-resistant Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition

Xiaomi last week introduced new Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with customizable RGB lights for all the 104 keys and Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Youth Edition. It has TTC Red switches with a 3-mm travel distance. It uses Sonix microcontroller with a 32-bit Cortex-M0 core and USB interface supporting a 1000 Hz polling rate.

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Xiaomi’s POCO F1 with Snapdragon 845 launching in India on August 22

Last week Xiaomi teased its POCO sub-brand in India and also said that it will be POCOPHONE globally. Today the company has confirmed that the smartphone will launch in India on August 22nd at an event in Delhi. The invite has the tagline ‘Master of Speed’. The company already confirmed the phone will be powered by Snapdragon SoC, which will likely be the Snapdragon 845. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s POCO F1 with Snapdragon 845 launching in India on August 22”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally goes on open sale in India

Back in June Xiaomi announced that the combined sales of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have crossed 5 million sales in India, since it was launched back in February this year, and also claimed that it is the fastest selling phone series in India to cross the 5 million mark in the given time across all platforms. Today the company has started selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro through open sale, after conducting weekly sales for about 6 months. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally goes on open sale in India”

Huawei Mate 20 Lite with 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Kirin 710, 6GB RAM, dual front and rear cameras gets certified [Update: Press image]

Update – August 13: Press image of the smartphone has surfaced in Gold and Black colors. This matches the TENAA image. The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is expected to be on sale by the end of August and is rumored to cost around $400 (₹ 27,840 approx.)

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OPPO R17 with 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP AI front camera confirmed officially

Specifications of OPPO R17 surfaced last week along with an image, now the company has been listed on official website that reveals the complete specifications of the phone and also shows how the phone will look like. This reveals a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch and 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which is expected to be recently announced recently. Continue reading “OPPO R17 with 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP AI front camera confirmed officially”

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface”

Weekly Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Meizu 16 and 16 Plus, Honor Play, LG Q8 (2018) and more

This week Samsung finally introduced its flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Meizu introduced the 16 and 16 Plus flagship smartphones, Honor launched its Honor Play smartphone in India, LG introduced its new Q8 smartphone, Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 in India, and lots more in our weekly roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Meizu 16 and 16 Plus, Honor Play, LG Q8 (2018) and more”

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now available for pre-order India starting at Rs. 67900 [Update: Pre-order on Flipkart and Amazon]

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now available for pre-order from Flipkart and Amazon.in with exchange offers, in addition to other offers.

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