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  • As the anticipation for the iPhone X has reached new levels despite its premium price, Apple is actively working to fulfil the demand. But in the midst of the tough time for the iPhone maker, Gartner has brought some relief and forecast the anniversary iPhone as the key sales driver in the smartphone market. Separately, a report claims that the low yield rates for iPhone X components have already been approved, and supply issues should smooth out soon.Gartner projects that irrespective of its high price, the iPhone X will boost the entire smartphone market in regions, including China, North America and Western Europe. The new model is also speculated to make the iPhone's replacement cycle to flow strongly in the coming year. "Given the late November availability of the iPhone X, we expect the iPhone's replacement cycle to flow more strongly into 2018," said Roberta Cozza, research director, Gartner, in a press statement.As per Gartner's prediction, the total smartphone..

    iPhone X to Be Key Global Smartphone Sales Driver in 2018: Gartner

    As the anticipation for the iPhone X has reached new levels despite its premium price, Apple is actively working to fulfil the demand. But in the midst of the tough time for the iPhone maker, Gartner has brought some relief and forecast the anniversary iPhone as the key sales driver in the smartphone market. Separately, a report claims that the low yield rates for iPhone X components have already been approved, and supply issues should smooth out soon.Gartner projects that irrespective of its high price, the iPhone X will boost the entire smartphone market in regions, including China, North America and Western Europe. The new model is also speculated to make the iPhone's replacement cycle to flow strongly in the coming year. "Given the late November availability of the iPhone X, we expect the iPhone's replacement cycle to flow more strongly into 2018," said Roberta Cozza, research director, Gartner, in a press statement.As per Gartner's prediction, the total smartphone..
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  • Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi expects to ship 90 million units by the end of this year, a figure that if it achieves would be its highest, company founder and chief executive office Lei Jun said.Xiaomi has had a splendid run so far this year, shipping more than 10 million smartphones across all the region it operates just last month. The company is working to recapture the top-vendor position in its home market of China in 2020, DigiTimes reported Jun as saying.The company has been aggressively expanding its offerings to extend its reach in various markets. Not long ago, it launched the Redmi 5A, featuring a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, in the Chinese market at a price point of CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 5,900).Its bet on expanding outside of China to strengthen its business is also chugging along smoothly. The company, which entered India roughly three years ago, has shipped more than 25 million smartphones in the country, the company said earlier ..

    Xiaomi Expects 2017 to Be Its Best Year, Aims to Beat Huawei in 2020: Report

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi expects to ship 90 million units by the end of this year, a figure that if it achieves would be its highest, company founder and chief executive office Lei Jun said.Xiaomi has had a splendid run so far this year, shipping more than 10 million smartphones across all the region it operates just last month. The company is working to recapture the top-vendor position in its home market of China in 2020, DigiTimes reported Jun as saying.The company has been aggressively expanding its offerings to extend its reach in various markets. Not long ago, it launched the Redmi 5A, featuring a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, in the Chinese market at a price point of CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 5,900).Its bet on expanding outside of China to strengthen its business is also chugging along smoothly. The company, which entered India roughly three years ago, has shipped more than 25 million smartphones in the country, the company said earlier ..
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  • The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..

    Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Have a Pixel Visual Core SoC; Will Be Activated With Android 8.1 Oreo

    The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..
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  • Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP.Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution to Samsung before it moves to 7nm process next year, 8LPP offers a range of improvements. 8LPP will provide differentiated benefits for applications including mobile, cryptocurrency, and network and server, and is expected to be the "most attractive process node" for many other high performance applications, the company said.Samsung said it expects 8LPP to rapidly ramp-up to the level of stable yield by using the tried and tested learnings from 10nm process technology. "With the qualification completed three months ahead of schedule, we have commenced 8LPP production," said Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics.Lee added, "Samsung Foundr..

    Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

    Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP.Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution to Samsung before it moves to 7nm process next year, 8LPP offers a range of improvements. 8LPP will provide differentiated benefits for applications including mobile, cryptocurrency, and network and server, and is expected to be the "most attractive process node" for many other high performance applications, the company said.Samsung said it expects 8LPP to rapidly ramp-up to the level of stable yield by using the tried and tested learnings from 10nm process technology. "With the qualification completed three months ahead of schedule, we have commenced 8LPP production," said Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics.Lee added, "Samsung Foundr..
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  • Nokia 9, the company's anticipated next flagship smartphone, is likely to make its way to the market early next year, and has been subjected to multiple leaks so far. Now, a leak-based concept video has surfaced showing the design of the handset from all angles. Nokia 9 is widely expected to belong to the premium price segment, and probably take on flagships from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and LG. The new video based on leaked images again stress on a curved display design.The new video has been posted by Youtuber Concept Creator and it shows the alleged Nokia 9. Notably, the video includes leaked images of the handset we have seen before and essentially offers a cleaner view of the already leaked images in a video. Corroborating previous leaks, the Nokia 9 video indicates it will sport glass finish design at the back, much like the new iPhone 8 series.The new video also claims that the Nokia 9 may be the next premium smartphone to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. There's a fi..

    Nokia 9 Leak-Based Concept Video Offers a Good Look at Its Design

    Nokia 9, the company's anticipated next flagship smartphone, is likely to make its way to the market early next year, and has been subjected to multiple leaks so far. Now, a leak-based concept video has surfaced showing the design of the handset from all angles. Nokia 9 is widely expected to belong to the premium price segment, and probably take on flagships from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and LG. The new video based on leaked images again stress on a curved display design.The new video has been posted by Youtuber Concept Creator and it shows the alleged Nokia 9. Notably, the video includes leaked images of the handset we have seen before and essentially offers a cleaner view of the already leaked images in a video. Corroborating previous leaks, the Nokia 9 video indicates it will sport glass finish design at the back, much like the new iPhone 8 series.The new video also claims that the Nokia 9 may be the next premium smartphone to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. There's a fi..
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  • Nokia 7 may become the next Nokia smartphone to be unveiled as the company has sent out invites for a launch in China on October 19. While there is no mention of which handset will be unveiled in the Nokia invite, a teaser on Tmall with the same date points to the number '7', or Qi in Chinese. This has sparked the speculation that it will be Nokia 7 that the company will unveil at the event. However, HMD Global may also launch the Nokia 8 (Review) in the country, as it has yet to reach the market despite being unveiled globally.According to a report by Nokia Mob, the Nokia 7 will be launched in three configurations - 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. It is supposed to be powered by a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and based on previous teasers on Tmall, offer the Nokia 8's OZO Audio and Bothie features.HMD China may launch the Nokia 8 instead, as we already discussed. The smartphone was recently made available to purchase in India, where it ..

    Nokia 7 Launch in China Expected on October 19 as HMD Global Sends Invites

    Nokia 7 may become the next Nokia smartphone to be unveiled as the company has sent out invites for a launch in China on October 19. While there is no mention of which handset will be unveiled in the Nokia invite, a teaser on Tmall with the same date points to the number '7', or Qi in Chinese. This has sparked the speculation that it will be Nokia 7 that the company will unveil at the event. However, HMD Global may also launch the Nokia 8 (Review) in the country, as it has yet to reach the market despite being unveiled globally.According to a report by Nokia Mob, the Nokia 7 will be launched in three configurations - 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. It is supposed to be powered by a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and based on previous teasers on Tmall, offer the Nokia 8's OZO Audio and Bothie features.HMD China may launch the Nokia 8 instead, as we already discussed. The smartphone was recently made available to purchase in India, where it ..
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  • BSNL and Micromax have launched the new Bharat-1 4G feature phone in a clear challenge to Reliance Jio and its Jio Phone. The new handset will go on sale on Friday, and costs Rs. 2,200. The biggest highlight of the phone is the unlimited data and calling plan that BSNL is providing for the phone, at Rs. 97 for 28 days. Micromax says the effective ownership cost of its new phone will be lower than that of the Jio Phone, and has bundled services such as live TV and video and music streaming to match the Jio apps such as JioCinema and JioMusic. We compare the Micromax Bharat-1 with Jio Phone to help you figure out which one is a better buy for you.Jio Phone vs BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 specificationsThe BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has a 2.4-inch screen, a Snapdragon chipset, 512MB RAM, 4GB built-in storage, and provision to expand storage by up to 32GB via microSD cards. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the back, and a VGA one in front. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and micro..

    Jio Phone vs BSNL Micromax Bharat-1: Price, Features Compared

    BSNL and Micromax have launched the new Bharat-1 4G feature phone in a clear challenge to Reliance Jio and its Jio Phone. The new handset will go on sale on Friday, and costs Rs. 2,200. The biggest highlight of the phone is the unlimited data and calling plan that BSNL is providing for the phone, at Rs. 97 for 28 days. Micromax says the effective ownership cost of its new phone will be lower than that of the Jio Phone, and has bundled services such as live TV and video and music streaming to match the Jio apps such as JioCinema and JioMusic. We compare the Micromax Bharat-1 with Jio Phone to help you figure out which one is a better buy for you.Jio Phone vs BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 specificationsThe BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has a 2.4-inch screen, a Snapdragon chipset, 512MB RAM, 4GB built-in storage, and provision to expand storage by up to 32GB via microSD cards. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the back, and a VGA one in front. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and micro..
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  • After years of manufacturers scrambling for ways to bring affordable and locally relevant smartphones into the hands of millions, it took a Jio Phone to bring feature phones back into focus. So it's no surprise that telecom operators and phone manufacturers in India are having a deja vu moment, BSNL and Micromax being the latest with the new Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone with high-speed Internet that was unveiled in New Delhi on Tuesday.The BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has an unassuming design - more on this shortly - but what it offers out of the box and signifies in the grand scheme of things is perhaps more appealing. Priced at Rs. 2,200 (roughly $34) and going on sale October 20, it is positioned as a solution to the needs of over half a billion people in India.The need for affordable connectivitySo what are these needs that the BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 phone can fulfil? Let's see. Micromax's Rahul Sharma thinks that people don't want to pay for the voice calls they ma..

    Bharat-1 First Impressions: The Jio Phone Rival India Needs?

    After years of manufacturers scrambling for ways to bring affordable and locally relevant smartphones into the hands of millions, it took a Jio Phone to bring feature phones back into focus. So it's no surprise that telecom operators and phone manufacturers in India are having a deja vu moment, BSNL and Micromax being the latest with the new Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone with high-speed Internet that was unveiled in New Delhi on Tuesday.The BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 has an unassuming design - more on this shortly - but what it offers out of the box and signifies in the grand scheme of things is perhaps more appealing. Priced at Rs. 2,200 (roughly $34) and going on sale October 20, it is positioned as a solution to the needs of over half a billion people in India.The need for affordable connectivitySo what are these needs that the BSNL Micromax Bharat-1 phone can fulfil? Let's see. Micromax's Rahul Sharma thinks that people don't want to pay for the voice calls they ma..
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  • The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..

    Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Have a Pixel Visual Core SoC, an Image Processor Google Hasn’t Activated Yet

    The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..
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