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  • Even as Coolpad rolled out a power-packed mid-budget Cool Play 6 smartphone targeting gamers over the last weekend, the Chinese smartphone maker would not stop catering to the needs of those transitioning from feature phones to smartphones in India, Coolpad Global CEO James Du has said.With a base of 150 million 4G feature phone users, India is currently placed behind China and the US. With an estimated installed base of 340 million 4G devices, India will displace the US as the second-largest market by next year, predicts Counterpoint Research. India currently has over 300 million smartphone users."The Indian smartphone market has now become larger than the feature phone market. It will grow even bigger as a large section of feature phone users is still transitioning to smartphones. We are calling them changing users," Du told IANS on the sidelines of an event in Dubai."These users want value-for-money products. So for Coolpad, our strategy is to continue satisfying the demands comi..

    Coolpad Says Aspirational Smartphone Users Its Key Priority in India

    Even as Coolpad rolled out a power-packed mid-budget Cool Play 6 smartphone targeting gamers over the last weekend, the Chinese smartphone maker would not stop catering to the needs of those transitioning from feature phones to smartphones in India, Coolpad Global CEO James Du has said.With a base of 150 million 4G feature phone users, India is currently placed behind China and the US. With an estimated installed base of 340 million 4G devices, India will displace the US as the second-largest market by next year, predicts Counterpoint Research. India currently has over 300 million smartphone users."The Indian smartphone market has now become larger than the feature phone market. It will grow even bigger as a large section of feature phone users is still transitioning to smartphones. We are calling them changing users," Du told IANS on the sidelines of an event in Dubai."These users want value-for-money products. So for Coolpad, our strategy is to continue satisfying the demands comi..
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  • Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..

    HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10 Confirmed to Get Android Oreo Update

    Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..
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  • Nokia 6 (Review) went on sale for the first time in India on Wednesday, and went out of stock within a few seconds of becoming available at the designated time of 12pm IST. This isn't very surprising, however, considering over a million people registered for the first Nokia 6 sale on Amazon India, HMD Global's exclusive online partner in the country. These 1 million registrations were by August 10 itself, and the company allowed registrations for the first sale till August 21, a full 11 days more. To buy the Nokia 6 in India, registering online with Amazon is necessary. The next sale will be a week from now, on Wednesday, August 30, and registrations are currently open. To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched in India back in June, alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.Nokia 6 reviewNokia 6 price in India, launch offersThe Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999. Launch offers on Amazon India include Rs. 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for Amazon Prime members, 80 percent off Kindle ebooks u..

    Nokia 6 First Sale Over in Seconds on Amazon India, Next Sale on August 30

    Nokia 6 (Review) went on sale for the first time in India on Wednesday, and went out of stock within a few seconds of becoming available at the designated time of 12pm IST. This isn't very surprising, however, considering over a million people registered for the first Nokia 6 sale on Amazon India, HMD Global's exclusive online partner in the country. These 1 million registrations were by August 10 itself, and the company allowed registrations for the first sale till August 21, a full 11 days more. To buy the Nokia 6 in India, registering online with Amazon is necessary. The next sale will be a week from now, on Wednesday, August 30, and registrations are currently open. To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched in India back in June, alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.Nokia 6 reviewNokia 6 price in India, launch offersThe Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999. Launch offers on Amazon India include Rs. 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for Amazon Prime members, 80 percent off Kindle ebooks u..
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  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in India in May this year, and has since then been available on Amazon India and Mi.com through flash sales. However, in a new development, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has announced that one of the variants - 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage - will now be available at all times on the two websites mentioned above. There won't be any registrations or requirement to participate in flash sales necessary for this variant any more, and you can just head to Amazon India or Mi.com to buy the smartphone right away.The Redmi 4 (4GB RAM/64GB storage) is available on Amazon India in Black and Gold colour options for Rs. 10,999. The e-commerce portal has listed a bunch of offers that can be availed on purchasing the smartphone. Notably, Reliance Jio is offering 30GB additional 4G data, free subscription of Hungama Music, Rs. 200 promotional credit for purchasing from the Kindle app, and 70 percent off on select cases and covers for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review).As for M..

    Xiaomi Redmi 4 64GB Variant Now Available in Open Sale on Amazon and Mi.com

    Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in India in May this year, and has since then been available on Amazon India and Mi.com through flash sales. However, in a new development, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has announced that one of the variants - 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage - will now be available at all times on the two websites mentioned above. There won't be any registrations or requirement to participate in flash sales necessary for this variant any more, and you can just head to Amazon India or Mi.com to buy the smartphone right away.The Redmi 4 (4GB RAM/64GB storage) is available on Amazon India in Black and Gold colour options for Rs. 10,999. The e-commerce portal has listed a bunch of offers that can be availed on purchasing the smartphone. Notably, Reliance Jio is offering 30GB additional 4G data, free subscription of Hungama Music, Rs. 200 promotional credit for purchasing from the Kindle app, and 70 percent off on select cases and covers for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review).As for M..
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  • OnePlus has now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update to its OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and it brings about much-awaited touch latency improvements to the smartphones. Apart from this, the update also brings along battery optimisations and Android security patch for the month of August as well. Notably, if users have not updated Google Hangouts, it will be automatically removed with the update.To recall, the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphone users started reporting the touch latency issues with the smartphones last year itself. With the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update, the company says that it has enhanced the system fluidity, brought about battery optimisations, and updated the Android security patch updated to August. Apart from these changes, the company also claims to have fixed several bugs regarding the platform with latest update. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Carl Pei said, "Saw some confusion about this: OxygenOS 4.1.7 for 3/3T does indeed come with touch latency improvements."OnePlus say..

    OnePlus 3, 3T Now Receiving OxygenOS 4.1.7 Update With Touch Latency, Battery Improvements

    OnePlus has now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update to its OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and it brings about much-awaited touch latency improvements to the smartphones. Apart from this, the update also brings along battery optimisations and Android security patch for the month of August as well. Notably, if users have not updated Google Hangouts, it will be automatically removed with the update.To recall, the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphone users started reporting the touch latency issues with the smartphones last year itself. With the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update, the company says that it has enhanced the system fluidity, brought about battery optimisations, and updated the Android security patch updated to August. Apart from these changes, the company also claims to have fixed several bugs regarding the platform with latest update. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Carl Pei said, "Saw some confusion about this: OxygenOS 4.1.7 for 3/3T does indeed come with touch latency improvements."OnePlus say..
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  • After the LG Q6, the company has decided to launch yet another smartphone in India - the LG K8 (2017). The mid-ranger has been quietly listed on its online store, and is priced at Rs. 11,000. While there has been no official announcement from LG, the website mentions that the smartphone is available in offline stores. Separately, an established Mumbai retailer claims the smartphone is already retailing offline at a price of Rs. 9,999.The LG K8 (2017) is the successor of the LG K8 launched last year in March. This year's variant sees a better camera, fingerprint scanning support, 4G VoLTE support, and a different design aesthetic as well. The LG K8 (2017) sports a fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The LG logo sits at the front and the back, while the speaker is seen at the rear end as well. The front panel has sufficient bezels with on screen navigation buttons. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on top, and the volume keys sit on the left edge.The LG K8 (2017) ru..

    LG K8 (2017) With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    After the LG Q6, the company has decided to launch yet another smartphone in India - the LG K8 (2017). The mid-ranger has been quietly listed on its online store, and is priced at Rs. 11,000. While there has been no official announcement from LG, the website mentions that the smartphone is available in offline stores. Separately, an established Mumbai retailer claims the smartphone is already retailing offline at a price of Rs. 9,999.The LG K8 (2017) is the successor of the LG K8 launched last year in March. This year's variant sees a better camera, fingerprint scanning support, 4G VoLTE support, and a different design aesthetic as well. The LG K8 (2017) sports a fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The LG logo sits at the front and the back, while the speaker is seen at the rear end as well. The front panel has sufficient bezels with on screen navigation buttons. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on top, and the volume keys sit on the left edge.The LG K8 (2017) ru..
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  • Nokia 6 (Review), the mid-range Android smartphone from HMD Global, will go on sale for the first time in India on Wednesday. The smartphone will be available to buy via Amazon India at 12pm IST. To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched in India back in June, alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. While the other two smartphones have already been made available in India via offline stores, the Nokia 6 is only now going on sale. Amazon has launch offers listed as well, including a free bundled data offer from Vodafone for the new Nokia handset. Registrations for the first sale on Wednesday closed on Monday, and those who register now can participate in the August 30 sale next week. The Nokia 6 will be made available in Matte Black, Silver, and Tempered Blue colour variants.Nokia 6 reviewNokia 6 price in India, launch offersThe Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999. Launch offers on Amazon India include Rs. 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for Amazon Prime members, 80 percent off Kindle ebooks up to Rs...

    Nokia 6 to Go on Sale for First Time in India Today via Amazon: Price, Launch Offers, Specifications

    Nokia 6 (Review), the mid-range Android smartphone from HMD Global, will go on sale for the first time in India on Wednesday. The smartphone will be available to buy via Amazon India at 12pm IST. To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched in India back in June, alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. While the other two smartphones have already been made available in India via offline stores, the Nokia 6 is only now going on sale. Amazon has launch offers listed as well, including a free bundled data offer from Vodafone for the new Nokia handset. Registrations for the first sale on Wednesday closed on Monday, and those who register now can participate in the August 30 sale next week. The Nokia 6 will be made available in Matte Black, Silver, and Tempered Blue colour variants.Nokia 6 reviewNokia 6 price in India, launch offersThe Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999. Launch offers on Amazon India include Rs. 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for Amazon Prime members, 80 percent off Kindle ebooks up to Rs...
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  • Micromax Canvas Infinity has finally been launched in India, after weeks of teasers; it is the second major smartphone launched by the company in a week after the Evok Dual Note. The big highlights of the Micromax Canvas Infinity are its 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and its 16-megapixel selfie camera setup. Other key features of the handset include 3GB of RAM, and 2900mAh battery capacity. The smartphone is an Amazon India exclusive, but will also go on sale via offline stores at a later date. Micromax Canvas Infinity price in India is Rs. 9,999, and registrations for the first sale at 12pm IST on September 1 have already begun.Micromax Canvas Infinity featuresThe Micromax Canvas Infinity has a metal body with the fingerprint scanner at the back, right below the single camera setup. It sports top and bottom antenna bands, and has the speaker setup at the back as well. The front has capacitive buttons, and the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge of the smartphone. The Mic..

    Micromax Canvas Infinity With 5.7-Inch 18:9 Display, 3GB RAM Launched at Rs. 9,999

    Micromax Canvas Infinity has finally been launched in India, after weeks of teasers; it is the second major smartphone launched by the company in a week after the Evok Dual Note. The big highlights of the Micromax Canvas Infinity are its 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and its 16-megapixel selfie camera setup. Other key features of the handset include 3GB of RAM, and 2900mAh battery capacity. The smartphone is an Amazon India exclusive, but will also go on sale via offline stores at a later date. Micromax Canvas Infinity price in India is Rs. 9,999, and registrations for the first sale at 12pm IST on September 1 have already begun.Micromax Canvas Infinity featuresThe Micromax Canvas Infinity has a metal body with the fingerprint scanner at the back, right below the single camera setup. It sports top and bottom antenna bands, and has the speaker setup at the back as well. The front has capacitive buttons, and the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge of the smartphone. The Mic..
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  • A US federal court in New York on Friday preliminarily approved a nationwide class action settlement against Sony regarding waterproof capabilities offered by certain Xperia smartphones and tablets. The class action lawsuit against the Japanese company alleges that it sold mobile devices that were "deceptively advertised" as waterproof.Firstly, we need to clarify that the settlement is meant only for customers in the US and not several countries. The lawsuit against Sony claims that the mobile devices from the company have been misrepresented as "waterproof" but are not designed for or capable of ordinary underwater use. It also mentions that "Sony exploited certain international water resistance ratings in order to launch a deceptive marketing campaign promoting the Devices."The settlement essentially provides for a warranty extension; changes to packaging, labelling and advertising; and a claim process relating to prior water-related warranty claim rejections, as per the class acti..

    Sony Xperia Devices Claimed to Be Misrepresented as ‘Waterproof’ in New Lawsuit

    A US federal court in New York on Friday preliminarily approved a nationwide class action settlement against Sony regarding waterproof capabilities offered by certain Xperia smartphones and tablets. The class action lawsuit against the Japanese company alleges that it sold mobile devices that were "deceptively advertised" as waterproof.Firstly, we need to clarify that the settlement is meant only for customers in the US and not several countries. The lawsuit against Sony claims that the mobile devices from the company have been misrepresented as "waterproof" but are not designed for or capable of ordinary underwater use. It also mentions that "Sony exploited certain international water resistance ratings in order to launch a deceptive marketing campaign promoting the Devices."The settlement essentially provides for a warranty extension; changes to packaging, labelling and advertising; and a claim process relating to prior water-related warranty claim rejections, as per the class acti..
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  • It's a big day for Samsung as it gears up to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to the world. The South Korean giant is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event in New York at 11am EDT (8.30pm IST) on Wednesday, August 23. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a lot to redeem, given its predecessor Galaxy Note 7 was recalled due to faulty batteries that posed a fire hazard.The Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked on several occasions running up to the launch, and the smartphone is expected to come with a dual camera setup, a large Infinity Display and much more. Here's everything that we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and all the details to help you watch the event live.Watch Galaxy Note 8 event liveAs mentioned, the Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event will begin at 8.30pm IST (11am EDT in New York), and it will be live streamed by Samsung for the global audience to see. You can watch the live stream on Samsung India's English and Hindi website. Furthermore, you can even head to this link ..

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Launch Today: How to Watch, What to Expect

    It's a big day for Samsung as it gears up to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to the world. The South Korean giant is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event in New York at 11am EDT (8.30pm IST) on Wednesday, August 23. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a lot to redeem, given its predecessor Galaxy Note 7 was recalled due to faulty batteries that posed a fire hazard.The Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked on several occasions running up to the launch, and the smartphone is expected to come with a dual camera setup, a large Infinity Display and much more. Here's everything that we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and all the details to help you watch the event live.Watch Galaxy Note 8 event liveAs mentioned, the Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event will begin at 8.30pm IST (11am EDT in New York), and it will be live streamed by Samsung for the global audience to see. You can watch the live stream on Samsung India's English and Hindi website. Furthermore, you can even head to this link ..
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