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OnePlus 5 rumoured to have dual rear camera setup

By : CIOL Writers

Riding high on the success of OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus is getting ready to launch its next flagship product, i.e., One Plus 5. We already know OnePlus is skipping the number ‘4’ in its series as it is considered

LG launches G6 in India at Rs 51,990

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LG has finally launched it’s flagship phone- G6 in India priced at Rs 51,990, a tad cheaper than the rival Samsung’s Galaxy S8. The smartphone is available online exclusively via Amazon India apart from offline retail stores across the country in Astro

All HTC needs now is an aggressive digital push for its supremium phone, U Ultra

Faisal Kawoosa Of late, I have been exploring some of the HTC devices, including HTC U Ultra. The Supremium phone is worth considering, if one has more than Rs 50,000 budget to buy an Android smartphone. There are some really

New leaks reveal key details about Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus

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Though Xiaomi had already released a teaser of its upcoming Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones, but some unofficial leaks doing the rounds online seem to have added to the excitement around the new devices. Ahead of the official launch on April

Flipkart and Micromax partner to co-design mid-range smartphones

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After grabbing the much-needed investment of $1.4 billion from Microsoft, Tencent, eBay, Flipkart has now partnered with Micromax to develop and market smartphones for the mid-range of Rs 6,000-12,000. The smartphone lineup named ‘Evok’, is expected to be launched next

Samsung launches Galaxy C7 Pro in India at Rs 27,999

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Adding one more smartphone to its mid-segment category, Samsung has launched Galaxy C7 Pro in India at a price of Rs 27,999. Available in Gold and Navy Blue colour variants, the Galaxy C7 Pro will be available on Amazon.in from April

Micromax draws new battle line with premium handset Dual 5

Faisal Kawoosa After a long time, I could today see Micromax is synonymous to what it was, in the Indian context – the disruptor. The company has come up with its first premium smartphone, Micromax Dual 5 at Rs 24,999.

Will Nokia pass the litmus test of ‘connecting with the connected’ in India?

Faisal Kawoosa Nokia is making a comeback in Indian smartphone market this year.  This will be emergence of Nokia as a smartphone for the second time, as the first one to account was an ‘affair with Microsoft’ that resulted in

Indian smartphones market to see a ‘Do or Die’ moment in 2017

GURGAON, INDIA: CMR’s India Annual Mobile Handset Market Review says that Samsung garnered 33% market share during the year with its revenues standing at INR 453,713 million, followed by Apple (8%) and Lenovo (7%) with INR 112,975 million and INR

Samsung Galaxy S8 to be launched on March 29 in NYC

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Though Samsung made it obvious that this year’s Mobile World Congress will not witness the launch of the Galaxy S8, the South-Korean company also doesn’t want the new rivals, like Nokia 3310, BlackBerry, LG, or Huawei to steal the show

ZTE launches world’s first 5G-ready smartphone at MWC’17

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Chinese telecom company ZTE unveiled what it said is the world’s first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile Internet service called the ‘Gigabit phone’ at MWC on Sunday. According to the company, the smartphone is capable of download speeds reaching up

Samsung S8’s running pictures going viral

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As Samsung Galaxy S8’s official launch gets closer, the virtual world is getting flooded with rumours. Adding one more to the long list of rumours, a Chinese screen protector manufacturer has shared pictures of running Galaxy S8. China protective film

Cyber-criminals can hack into your Visa credit card in mere 6 seconds

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All the Visa card holders, time to get cautious as hackers can guess your Visa credit card’s number, expiry date and CVV number within few seconds, says a new a research study conducted by Newcastle University. The trick, described in

Google shrinks the size of Android app updates by at least 65pc

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Though most of the updates improve app functionality and user interface, they also eat up a lot of data in the process. And with ever increasing the stream of applications and their updates, many people often choose not to go

Apple overtakes Micromax to become second-largest smartphone maker in India

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By overtaking India’s homegrown smartphone brand Micromax, Apple India has become the country’s second-largest smartphone maker by revenue in the fiscal year to March 2016. Apple’s revenues from smartphone sales grew by 54 percent in FY16 to Rs 9,997.1 crore

Cash no cash, no compromise with weekend

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So, its weekend once again. Some of you must be really excited but then some of you are not, I know. After an exhausting, overloaded with work kind of Friday, those of you who know that they won’t be able

Qualcomm launches 3 new mid-range Snapdragon processors for performance phones

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced three new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in its Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers: the 653, 626, and 427. The new Snapdragon processors are designed to deliver higher levels of processing performance than their predecessors for high performance and high volume mobile

Note 7 debacle may hit Samsung’s India revenues by Rs 6,500cr: CMR

BANGALORE, INDIA: Galaxy Note 7 battery issue that led to its recall and later halt of production worldwide may hit Samsung’s smartphone shipments target and lower it by 4 million units for the calendar year 2016, according to  an impact analysis

MediaTek to start smartphone designing program in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: To develop talent for India’s fast-growing handset industry, MediaTek today announced a Smartphone Design-Training program in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India, Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), Taiwan.

LG’s Nougat-sporting new V20 smartphone is a safe bet

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After the unpredicted failure of G5, LG seems to be making safe choices with its latest flagship, LG V20. The South Korean Company revealed the V20 in a press conference yesterday, and the new handset completely shuns the G5’s modularity,