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Huawei launches AI-enabled Kirin 970 phone chip to take on Apple and Samsung

By : CIOL Writers

Huawei is using artificial intelligence features like the instant image recognition to take on Apple and Samsung, as per a Reuters report. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei‘s consumer base, revealed a new phone chip that Huawei is betting on

Shortage of components to affect premium smartphone sales in H2, 2017

BANGALORE, INDIA: Despite the sales growth of all types of smartphones in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the second quarter of 2016,  there is a concern that the rising component costs, as well as limited supply, will result

Essential Phone finally available for pre-order

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After a few months of delay, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has finally arrived now and available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint.  The company has also been sending out notifications to early customers who had pre-registered to purchase the device to

Asus leaks four new Zenfone models on its website

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Asus has accidentally leaked its entire Zenfone 4 series of smartphones on its website. According to a report from German mobile news website WinFuture, it shows the website where Asus has accidentally spilled details of its upcoming range of ZenFone 4 series.

Lenovo launches K8 Note in India, price starting at Rs 12,999

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Lenovo has launched the newest entrant to its ‘K Note’ series- K8 Note in India. The K8 Note is priced at Rs 12,999 for 3GB+32 GB variant and Rs 13,999 for 44GB+64 GB variant. The newly launched device is a

Google’s upcoming Pixel XL may sport a squeezable frame: Report

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As rumor mills keep buzzing with regard to Google Pixel XL, a new report from Android Police claims that the Pixel’s next iteration may be a curious mix of LG G6 and HTC U11. While the original Pixel design is expected to

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 specifications leaked

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Google launched its flagship Pixel smartphones last year and received an overwhelming response for its camera, optimized software, and zippy performance. The search engine company is now expected to launch the successors to this smartphone- the Pixel 2 and Pixel

Chinese smartphone co. iVOOMi to invest 250cr in product development for India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Chinese electronics OEM/ODM company, iVOOMi said it will invest Rs 250cr to further strengthen its position in the entry level smartphones segment in the Indian market. The company focuses on strengthening its foothold in the market through

Bumper opening for Xiaomi Mi Home with Rs 5cr sales in first 12 hours

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Xiaomi knows the importance of India in its global expansion plans and well, India never disappoints the Chinese tech company either. The company launched its first Mi Home store in India on May 20th and raked in a record-breaking Rs 5 crore in

Two new, high-end Nokia phones accidentally leaked online

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Though tech companies like to keep their new devices under wraps until official release, accidental/intentional leaks keep the rumour mills buzzing all throughout building up the anticipation. Well, something similar happened recently, when a video uploaded to Vimeo gave us a peek

HTC fans rejoice: HTC U Play gets a Rs 10K cut; now available on Amazon at Rs 29,990

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The HTC U Play that was launched in India three months back for the price of Rs 39,990 has got a massive Rs 10,000 discount and will now be available for Rs 29,990, the company said in a statement while also announcing exclusive online

OnePlus 5 rumoured to have dual rear camera setup

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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