Sony MWC 2018 teaser highlights curved display, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact expected

Sony MWC 2018

Sony Mobiles have just released a new teaser video of its MWC 2018 event which kickstarts in a week at Barcelona. Very little was shown in the brief 23-second video, all we see is just a curved display indicating a smartphone with a curved display. Continue reading “Sony MWC 2018 teaser highlights curved display, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact expected”

Honor 7X Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating

Huawei’s Honor brand launched its mid-range Honor 7X smartphone in India recently. We already brought you the review of the phone, here we have the battery life test results of the phone. It packs a 3340mAh battery (typical) / 3240mAh (minimum), has a 5.93-inch Full HD+  display, is powered by Octa-Core Kirin 659 SoC, has 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1. Check out the test results below. Continue reading “Honor 7X Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating”

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with Snapdragon 845, Stereo speakers surface in more press shots

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

We are inching closer to the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. We already saw most of the details about the upcoming flagships, however, today we have almost all the details, specifications and even the rendered images leaked ahead of the MWC 2018 announcement. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845, run on Android 8.0 Oreo. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with Snapdragon 845, Stereo speakers surface in more press shots”

Google Tez gets utility bill payments – Here’s how to pay post-paid mobile, broadband and electricity bills

Google has updated its Tez mobile payments app that brings support for bill payments, as it had promised.  It has support for over 90 billers, including national and state electricity providers, gas and water, and DTH recharge. Some of them include billers like Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and Google says that it will cover all states and major metros in India.
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Idea partners with Panasonic to offer P100 at an effective starting price of Rs. 3799

Earlier this month Panasonic launched its P100, a budget Android smartphone at a starting price of Rs. 5299, exclusively on Flipkart. Today Idea Cellular has announced that it has partnered with Panasonic to offer a cashback of Rs. 1,500 on P100 for Idea customers, the device will be available at an effective price, which is over 25% lower than the MRP. Continue reading “Idea partners with Panasonic to offer P100 at an effective starting price of Rs. 3799”

Airtel, HMD Global partner to offer Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 at effective price of Rs. 4999 and Rs. 7499

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Airtel today announced that it has partnered with HMD Global to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Under this partnership Nokia 2 and Nokia 3, 4G smartphones are now available with cashback of Rs. 2000 from Airtel.

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Wikipedia Zero no-cost mobile access program will end in 2018

The Wikimedia Foundation has announced that it ending the Wikipedia Zero program which was launched in 2012. It said that the new partnership opportunities will continue to address critical barriers to participation in free knowledge around the world. Continue reading “Wikipedia Zero no-cost mobile access program will end in 2018”

Samsung partners with Petur Jonsson for new ‘Over the Horizon’ ringtone for the Galaxy S9

Samsung made ‘Over the Horizon’ as default tone on its Galaxy device back in 2011. Each generation of Samsung’s Galaxy devices comes pre-loaded with a fresh new take on Samsung’s signature “Over the Horizon”, six-note groove. Today it has announced that it has teamed up with Icelandic composer Pétur Jónsson to compose a new “Over the Horizon” tune for the next generation flagships. Continue reading “Samsung partners with Petur Jonsson for new ‘Over the Horizon’ ringtone for the Galaxy S9”

Google investigating Pixel 2 XL slow rapid charging in low battery temperatures

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Users of Google Pixel 2 XL have started reporting the slow battery charging speeds despite the phone showing the “Charging rapidly” notification. AndroidPolice in their testing has concluded that “rapid charging” isn’t always an accurate statement as the phone in low temperatures the phone starts charging at less than 4W. Continue reading “Google investigating Pixel 2 XL slow rapid charging in low battery temperatures”

LastPass finally gets Android Oreo autofill support

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LastPass password manager for Android has finally received Android Oreo autofill support. Accessibility option is still available for Older apps and Chrome that don’t support the new implementation. LastPass v4.4.1749 brings you an option to turn on Oreo autofill by going to Settings > Autofill. Continue reading “LastPass finally gets Android Oreo autofill support”

Huawei P20 Plus firmware files reveal Always-on display, 4000mAh battery

Huawei P20 series is all set to go official at a special event in Paris on March 27th. With the launch inching closer, we are hearing more details about the flagships. Today according to the firmware files obtained by @FunkyHuawei, the man behind most Huawei and Honor leaks, the P20 Plus variant is said to feature an always-on display and a massive 4000mAh battery. Continue reading “Huawei P20 Plus firmware files reveal Always-on display, 4000mAh battery”

Virgin signs an agreement with Indian Govt for Hyperloop One between Pune and Mumbai

Virgin Hyperloop One today announced that it has signed an agreement with Maharashtra who intends to build a hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai beginning with an operational demonstration track. The company’s chairman Sir Richard Branson signed the framework agreement today to begin the development of the route. Continue reading “Virgin signs an agreement with Indian Govt for Hyperloop One between Pune and Mumbai”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Camera Samples

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India last week. We recently brought you the unboxing and first impressions of the smartphone, here we have the camera samples from the phone. The Redmi Note 5 has a 12-megapixel rear camera with 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture and large 1.25μm pixel size, compared to 1.12μm pixel size on the Redmi Note 4. It also comes with dual-tone LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and selfie flash.

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Weekly Roundup: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, Moto Z2 Force and more

This week Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 series of phones and also launched the most-expected Mi TV 4 in India, Motorola launched the Moto Z2 Force with TurboPower Mod, OPPO launched the A71 (2018) Edition, and lots most in our weekly roundup. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, Moto Z2 Force and more”

BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, Luna and Uni smartphones surface

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BlackBerry is expected to launch at least three new phones this year, and the and they are currently code-named as Athena, Luna, and Uni. These smartphones over the past few weeks, have been making their appearance on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Continue reading “BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, Luna and Uni smartphones surface”