Sirin Labs Finney Dual-screen Blockchain smartphone with Snapdragon 845, SIRIN OS will be available in November

Sirin Labs, the Switzerland-based company that has a history of raising fourth largest crowdsale in history;  $157.8M, recently unveiled the final design of the FINNEY which is the first ever blockchain smartphone. Today the company has confirmed that it will hit markets in November and will cost around $999 (Rs. 68,430 approx.). Continue reading “Sirin Labs Finney Dual-screen Blockchain smartphone with Snapdragon 845, SIRIN OS will be available in November”

Tambo TA 4 with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 6999

Tambo, a new company has forayed into Indian market with 3 new smartphones – TA 2TA 3 and TA 4 and six feature phones – S2440S2430A2400P1850A1810 and A1800 back in April. It launched the TA 3 smartphone in the country back in May, today it has launched the TA4 and also revealed the complete specifications of the smartphone.  Continue reading “Tambo TA 4 with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 6999”

Light is said to be working on a smartphone prototype with 9 cameras

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Light — the company behind the L16 camera, which packed 16 lenses into one pocket-sized device is said to be upping its smartphone game with not two, not three, but nine cameras. If reports from Washington are to be believed, the company is experimenting with prototype phones featuring between five and nine camera lenses on the back. Continue reading “Light is said to be working on a smartphone prototype with 9 cameras”

Essential Phone Android P latest build with July security patch, improvements to Android Auto starts rolling out

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Google rolled out the Android P Beta 3 (DP4) update to Pixel series smartphones yesterday. Now Essential Phone is getting another update to Android P Beta with latest Google Code Drop, improvements to Android Auto, and July security patch. Essential rolled out Android P beta last month along with bug fixes & June security patch.  Continue reading “Essential Phone Android P latest build with July security patch, improvements to Android Auto starts rolling out”

Smartisan Nut R1 with 6.17-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, up to 1TB storage announced

Smartisan has announced Nut R1, the company latest flagship smartphone in China, which is the first smartphone in the world to come with 1TB storage. It has a 6.17-inch Full HD+ display with 18:7:9 aspect ratio and 84% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB RAM and runs on Android-based Smartisan OS 6. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS along with a 20-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information for portrait shots, both with Sony sensors and a 24-megapixel front camera with face unlock that can detect 1024 facial points.

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360 N7 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, 5030mAh battery announced

Qihoo 360 has introduced its 360 N7 smartphone in China. It packs a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with custom 360 OS on top and Game Accelerator 2.0, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel secondary rear camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots and an 8-megapixel front camera with smart beauty features. Continue reading “360 N7 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, 5030mAh battery announced”

Apple iPhone X world’s best-selling smartphone with 16 million shipments in Q1 2018: Report

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Earlier this week IDC reported  that  global smartphone shipments reached a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018. Now Strategy Analytics has reported that global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in Q1 2018. Despite the claims of being on the costlier side, the Apple’s iPhone X becomes the best selling model with shipping touching an impressive 16 million units during the quarter. Continue reading “Apple iPhone X world’s best-selling smartphone with 16 million shipments in Q1 2018: Report”

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018, Xiaomi posts 87.8% YoY growth: IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments have declined 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018. The smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018. This is a sharp decline compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 2.9% YoY in Q1 2018, Xiaomi posts 87.8% YoY growth: IDC”

Ziox Tubelight feature phone with 8-LED torch launched for Rs. 915

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Ziox Mobiles has launched the ‘Tubelight’ feature phone in India which according to the company is aimed at breaking stereotypic features phones. It comes with multi-language support and Privacy Lock & Inbuilt Auto Call recording. Continue reading “Ziox Tubelight feature phone with 8-LED torch launched for Rs. 915”

Global refurbished smartphone market saw 13% growth 2017, 140 million units shipped: Counterpoint

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According to Counterpoint, Global refurbished smartphone market was up 13% in 2017 with over 140 million units shipped. 2017 has been a complete contrast with the global smartphone market that grew a mere 3% last year and is outperformed by the refurbished smartphones. Continue reading “Global refurbished smartphone market saw 13% growth 2017, 140 million units shipped: Counterpoint”

Essential granted patent for smartphone with no-notch display, popup front camera

Vivo showcased the APEX concept phone with in-display fingerprint scanner, 98% screen-to-body ratio and most importantly an elevating front camera at the MWC 2018 event last week. The unique feature of the phone is the front-camera that seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. But it turns out, Andy Rubin of Essential was granted the patent for this solution to Essential Products, Inc in 2017. Continue reading “Essential granted patent for smartphone with no-notch display, popup front camera”

Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments worldwide have declined 0.5% in 2017 making it the first year-over-year decline in the market since the evolution of smartphones. A total of 1.46 billion devices were shipped in 2017 including both Android and iOS. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 0.5% first-time in 2017, expected to return to growth in 2018: IDC”

Apple overtakes Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in Q4 2017, Xiaomi beats OPPO: IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 million smartphones worldwide, down 6.3% year over year, and up 8.1% from the third quarter, in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), as per the latest  International Data Corporation (IDC). For the full year, 1.472 billion units were shipped, down less than 1% from 1.473 billion in 2016. Continue reading “Apple overtakes Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in Q4 2017, Xiaomi beats OPPO: IDC”

Tecno Camon i with 5.65-inch FullView display, 3GB RAM, metal body launched in India for Rs. 8999

China-based Transsion Holdings’ TECNO Mobile today launched Tecno Camon i, the company’s latest smartphone in India. It has a 5.65-inch HD+ 18:9 FullView display, is powered by quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with the company’s own HiOS on top. It has 13-megapixel front and rear cameras with LED flash, and the rear camera has quad LED flash. Continue reading “Tecno Camon i with 5.65-inch FullView display, 3GB RAM, metal body launched in India for Rs. 8999”

Centric A1 with 5.5-inch 1080p display, fingerprint sensor launched for Rs. 10999

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Centric today launched A1, the company’s latest smartphone in India. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass screen, is powered by Snapdragon 430, runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat), has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel font-facing camera that also has LED flash.

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