The Xiaomi Mi 7 will come with Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship processor, Snapdragon 845. Similar to the Mi 7, all the forthcoming flagship smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC). The Xiaomi Mi 7 will may also be the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer to do so.
Three iPhone-X Like iPhones Next Year
There are reports that all the 2018 smartphones from Apple will come in iPhone X-like design. Two out of which will feature OLED display while one will come with LCD display. But this does not mean the phone will be similar to the iPhone X launched by Cupertino-based firm this year. The notch would maintain its place above the display while 3D sensing camera might be shifted to the rear to enable AI-support to the iPhones.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Hands-On Video Leaked
A three-minute long video has been leaked out through Hands-on video. The video gives the consumers a glimpse of the smartphone Galaxy A8+ (2018). Certainly, the device appears to be quite promising with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space. Rumored to be water and dust resistant, this handheld device could come with the IP68 rating. The front is expected to woo the consumers with a 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display powered by 3500mAh battery. The 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor is another alluring feature of the smartphone.
WhatsApp to Introduce PIP mode and Private Reply to Web Version
WhatsApp will reportedly to introduce a feature we have been waiting for since very long in the upcoming update. WhatsApp will soon be rolling out the Picture-in-Picture mode to WhatsApp Web and is also reported to let the users reply privately to message in a group.
Vivo V5s Gets Price Cut
Vivo is not ready to give up in this smartphone race in Indian Market. It has lowered the price of V5s, which was released in April at Rs. 18,990. This is not the first revision of the price from the Chinese company in India. The first time it lowered the price in July and listed the smartphone at Rs. 17,990.
Reliance Jio May Increase Tariff Rates From Next Year
A recent report of OpenSignal, the London based firm has indicated that the users can expect a rise in the pricing of the 4G Jio Plans. The rise in the affordable 4G smartphones has definitely increased the demand for 4G data in India. This is one of the reasons why the speed of 4G in the country has been low with India occupying lowest position among the 77 countries in the latest LTE report. The congestion in the network has resulted in the lowering of downloading speed.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Gets Leaked Again
Xiaomi is reported to launch a successor of its recently launched Mi Mix 2 smartphone, the Mi Mix 3, rear panel of which has been revealed in a new leaked image. The image leaked on China’s microblogging website Weibo shows the striking resemblance between the Mi Mix 3 and Apple’s iPhone X rear side. In an earlier report, it was alleged that the Mi Mix 3 might carry a rear panel embedded with all the sensors and earpiece. Therefore, one cannot say this with confirmation as nothing is certain.
Samsung Galaxy Z With 100% Screen To Body Ratio
Samsung will be introducing a complete bezel-less phone that comes with a screen to body ratio of 100 percent, highest by any phone. The information looks impressive on paper but also looks impossible speaking practically.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Scores 90 DxOMark Ratings
Mi Note 3 is the first smartphone from the Xiaomi to enter the score of 90 on DxOMark. Certainly, it is a boost for the Chinese company and is definitely help it in enhancing its sales. The DxOMark’s Mobile Photography Test performance has improved a lot of Xiaomi’s product as earlier Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus had scored 78 and 79, which was not much impressive.
Apple May Introduce iPhone Xc Next Year
Apple may come with a toned down variant of the phone with the name, iPhone Xc. The ‘c’ model was first launched for iPhone 5 and could be implemented to the iPhone X. Sounds silly, but the concept images of the iPhone Xc shared by iDrop News changed our mind. The iPhone Xc images show an affordable, polycarbonate phone that has design and all features of the iPhone X. The phone can prove compelling for both consumer and Apple.
Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018) Expected Next Year
According to some past rumors related to Nokia 6, the device was to be rolled out with Nokia 9 in the first month of next year. Strikingly, now nothing is expected of Nokia 9 and all the buzz is related to Nokia 6, the second generation device from Nokia. Carrying forward the design language of Nokia 7, this device will also be donning reduced bezels. The display could be expected to be of 5.5-inch with 18:9 aspect ratio with a dual rear camera setup.
Samsung Releases Galaxy A8+ Manual
The A8+ manual uploaded by the company suggests that both the phones will house the 18:9 display as well as dual front cameras. The screen size is however not clear as it has not been specified in the manual. We also do not know the resolution of the dual front cameras as of now. However, earlier leaks suggested that the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will come feature a 6-inch FHD display with a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. There is going to be a 16MP rear camera that will feature OIS and f/1.7 aperture. On the front, there are 16MP and 8MP camera sensors. Both the phone may come with similar looks but a few change in specifications.
Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ At CES Next Year
Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to be announced during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 scheduled to commence in Vegas in February. The phone has already been subjected to various leaks suggesting the design and specifications of the phone. Now, a new report by the Korean Herald claims that the South Korean giant is looking to improve the iris scanning technology to make it safer.
LG V30+ Launched In India
LG launched the “Plus” variant of its much-anticipated flagship smartphone, LG V30, the LG V30+ in India today. The phone was first unveiled during the IFA Berlin and was launched later in company’s homeland, South Korea. The phone comes with a few firsts including the f1.6 aperture camera, 32-bit Quad-DAC audio, Graphhy and Cine effect that we have never seen in any smartphone till date. The phone has been priced at Rs 44,990 and will be available through offline and online stores starting from December 18.
Android Oreo Beta For Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi is rolling out Android Oreo to Mi A1 beta testers. Undoubtedly, Xiaomi is not giving users any excuse to opt for other smartphones such as Vivo V5, which has recently been lowered in price and is now available at Rs. 15,990.
BLackBerry Vanadium Concept Design Video Out
The concept design images were uploaded to Weibo under the handle of “Long-Berry Seoul”. The phone that the designer named Devon has come up with showcases a square as opposed to the 18:9 display that we see in almost all the upcoming devices. The accompanying images show a 4.3-inch display. The notification bar can be seen shifted for the traditional top to bottom of the screen. We do not know it the design is possible or not but the images do not show an out of place design. The phone also comes with a QWERTY keyboard that is a unique one in term of design considering BlackBerry’s standards.
Panasonic Eluga I9 Launched
Panasonic launched the Eluga I9 in the Indian market on Wednesday. The phones comes with front selfie module and has been priced at Rs 7,499 and will be made available exclusively on Flipkart from December 15.
Android Oreo For Galaxy S8 and S8+ Next Year
Samsung is likely to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the month of January next year. The company is expected to be testing the beta version of the update. The Galaxy Note 8 will be the next in this list to get the OS update.
OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Launched
The Star Wars limited edition of OnePlus 5T is all set to get rolled out on December 14 in a special event organized at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai, which will start at 7pm. Interestingly, this OnePlus 5T smartphone will have a logo of Star Wars on its rear side other than the white back panel.
Galaxy S9 Concept Video Out
A concept video of Galaxy S9 has surfaced that includes 3D CAD images of the phone reveals that the new phone will come with a slightly smaller display than the Galaxy S8 which features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display. The phone is thus expected to be smaller, thicker and more compact and may house a 5.65-inch display which will be curved towards the right and left edges.
Vodafone Offers Unlimited Calls And Data At Rs 179
Vodafone has rolled out a new recharge pack of Rs 179. This Pack has given a reason to the Bihar and Jharkhand users to enjoy their new year with unlimited free calls even on roaming. The Rs 179 is a prepaid pack from Vodafone having a validity of 28 days.
Airtel Offers 90GB Free Data With Honor 7X
Airtel is offering free 90GB data with Honor 7X, which is available on Amazon India’s website, Amazon.in in two variants – 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage capacity and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage starting at Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 15,999, respectively. After the purchase, the users can enjoy the 90GB free data from Airtel, which is a part of the launch of the smartphone. Both the prepaid and postpaid users can avail this offer.
Nokia 5 Gets Camera App Update
Nokia has introduced the camera app update that brings telephoto mode and wide-angle mode to Nokia 5. The phone now makes use of 2x telephoto zoom but also wide-angle mode. The update seems strange as Nokia 5 comes with a single camera setup on both sides and no single camera setup can shoot both wide-angle and telephoto.
Redmi Note 5 Specs Leaked Again
According to a recent report, the Redmi Note 5 would be embracing an all screen display with rear dual cameras. Moreover, it is also expected to carry a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. It is also rumored to be unraveled in two variants. The first one would be having 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity while the second variant will carry 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.
Facebook Introduces Click To WhatsApp Button
Facebook has come up with an innovative idea of introducing click-to-WhatsApp button on its networking platform, thereby giving advertisers a chance to get in touch with the one billion users of WhatsApp. This unique feature will let the advertisers to woo more customers at one point of time. Interestingly, in October of this year, WhatsApp business app was introduced to make it easier for the enterprises to communicate with their customers.