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  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note series phones have set benchmarks for the company, featuring the absolute best it has to offer in terms of mobile technology. The big differentiating factor from the S series has been bigger screens and the S-Pen stylus, and this formula has worked well for Samsung for years now. However, ever since the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company has been fragmenting its S series too, offering multiple sizes, thereby slowly bridging the gap between the S and the Note series.The Note brand took a hit because of the fiasco that was the Galaxy Note 7, but clearly, Samsung loyalists weren’t going to let it fade into the history books. According to the company, The Note 8 has seen a record number of preorders and that demand has been equally strong in India too. Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8 in India at Rs. 67,900, which is merely Rs. 2,000 more than the price of the 6GB version of the Galaxy S8+ (Review). With barely any price difference between the two - though the S8+ is..

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note series phones have set benchmarks for the company, featuring the absolute best it has to offer in terms of mobile technology. The big differentiating factor from the S series has been bigger screens and the S-Pen stylus, and this formula has worked well for Samsung for years now. However, ever since the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company has been fragmenting its S series too, offering multiple sizes, thereby slowly bridging the gap between the S and the Note series.The Note brand took a hit because of the fiasco that was the Galaxy Note 7, but clearly, Samsung loyalists weren’t going to let it fade into the history books. According to the company, The Note 8 has seen a record number of preorders and that demand has been equally strong in India too. Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8 in India at Rs. 67,900, which is merely Rs. 2,000 more than the price of the 6GB version of the Galaxy S8+ (Review). With barely any price difference between the two - though the S8+ is..
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  • HMD Global's Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone is all set to launch in India next week. The Nokia licensee has sent invites for the New Delhi launch event on September 26. The invite reads "There are two sides to every story. Don't miss out on yours." The tagline clearly hints at the launch of the Nokia 8, with its 'Bothies' feature that allows users to capture video and video from the front and rear cameras simultaneously.Touted as the "first true flagship Nokia," the Nokia 8 can be seen as direct competition to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8. The smartphone can be expected to go on sale in early October, in line with the timeline shared by an HMD Global representative at the time of the Nokia 8's launch in London last month. The Nokia 8 price was set at EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 45,000), and its price in India can be expected to be around the same.One of the biggest highlights of the Nokia 8 is its dual rear cameras. The Nokia 8 sports ..

    Nokia 8 India Launch Set for September 26, Sports Snapdragon 835 SoC

    HMD Global's Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone is all set to launch in India next week. The Nokia licensee has sent invites for the New Delhi launch event on September 26. The invite reads "There are two sides to every story. Don't miss out on yours." The tagline clearly hints at the launch of the Nokia 8, with its 'Bothies' feature that allows users to capture video and video from the front and rear cameras simultaneously.Touted as the "first true flagship Nokia," the Nokia 8 can be seen as direct competition to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8. The smartphone can be expected to go on sale in early October, in line with the timeline shared by an HMD Global representative at the time of the Nokia 8's launch in London last month. The Nokia 8 price was set at EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 45,000), and its price in India can be expected to be around the same.One of the biggest highlights of the Nokia 8 is its dual rear cameras. The Nokia 8 sports ..
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  • Opera has released a new developer update bringing VR headset support to watch 360-degree videos from the Web. The latest Opera Developer 49 (for Linux, macOS, Windows) comes with a built-in VR 360 player and supports headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR compatible devices.The VR 360 player integrated in the latest Opera Developer 49 version will automatically detect an installed VR headset. Therefore, when a user browses a video, a button above the video (next to Opera's video pop out button) labelled Watch in VR will appear. Clicking on the button will open the video in the installed VR headset easily. Furthermore, you don't need a mouse or a keyboard to more around the video, and a simple gesture of the head will work. Opera also notes that the new video playback will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any 2D movie or standard 180-degree video through the headset as well. Also, it's worth mentioning that th..

    Opera Developer 49 Brings 360-Degree Videos Support for VR Headsets

    Opera has released a new developer update bringing VR headset support to watch 360-degree videos from the Web. The latest Opera Developer 49 (for Linux, macOS, Windows) comes with a built-in VR 360 player and supports headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR compatible devices.The VR 360 player integrated in the latest Opera Developer 49 version will automatically detect an installed VR headset. Therefore, when a user browses a video, a button above the video (next to Opera's video pop out button) labelled Watch in VR will appear. Clicking on the button will open the video in the installed VR headset easily. Furthermore, you don't need a mouse or a keyboard to more around the video, and a simple gesture of the head will work. Opera also notes that the new video playback will not only support 360-degree videos but standard videos as well. You can launch any 2D movie or standard 180-degree video through the headset as well. Also, it's worth mentioning that th..
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  • Sony launched its Xperia XA1 Plus smartphone last month at IFA 2017 and on Thursday, the company introduced the new handset for the Indian market as well. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus price in India is Rs. 24,990 and it will be made available from Friday in the company's offline stores in Black, Blue, and Gold colours.The highlight feature on the mid-range handset from Sony is its optics as the Xperia XA1 Plus comes with a 23-megapixel rear camera, wide-angle 8-megapixel front-facing camera and the company's own ClearAudio+ sound technology.Moving on to the other specifications, the dual-SIM Sony Xperia XA1 Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. It packs a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and Mali T-880 MP2 GPU for graphics.In terms of optics, the rear camera module comes with a 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with hybrid autofocus and 24mm wide-angle f/2.0 aperture lens. The smar..

    Sony Xperia XA1 Plus With 23-Megapixel Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    Sony launched its Xperia XA1 Plus smartphone last month at IFA 2017 and on Thursday, the company introduced the new handset for the Indian market as well. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus price in India is Rs. 24,990 and it will be made available from Friday in the company's offline stores in Black, Blue, and Gold colours.The highlight feature on the mid-range handset from Sony is its optics as the Xperia XA1 Plus comes with a 23-megapixel rear camera, wide-angle 8-megapixel front-facing camera and the company's own ClearAudio+ sound technology.Moving on to the other specifications, the dual-SIM Sony Xperia XA1 Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. It packs a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and Mali T-880 MP2 GPU for graphics.In terms of optics, the rear camera module comes with a 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with hybrid autofocus and 24mm wide-angle f/2.0 aperture lens. The smar..
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  • With the festive season in full swing, the Amazon sale is open for everyone now, and Flipkart offers on mobile phones finally live. Both the sales offer deep discounts on smartphones, laptops, TVs, wireless headphones, werables and other gadgets. In addition to the flat discounts, there are other Amazon and Flipkart deals to make your purchase more lucrative, such as no cost EMIs, cashback offers on select credit and debit cards (SBI for Flipkart, and HDFC Bank for Amazon), exchange discounts, and no complimentary data. To get an edge over the other, Flipkart offers on mobiles include the Buyback Guarantee option, while Amazon deals provide the option to starting paying in January 2018 for the purchases you make in the current sale. Paytm is not far behind either, giving heavy cashback deals on smartphones, laptops, wearables, etc.Great Deals From Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 1So without a doubt, this is definitely among the best times to make big-ticket purchases, and if you feel da..

    Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Sale Offers: Best Deals Available Today

    With the festive season in full swing, the Amazon sale is open for everyone now, and Flipkart offers on mobile phones finally live. Both the sales offer deep discounts on smartphones, laptops, TVs, wireless headphones, werables and other gadgets. In addition to the flat discounts, there are other Amazon and Flipkart deals to make your purchase more lucrative, such as no cost EMIs, cashback offers on select credit and debit cards (SBI for Flipkart, and HDFC Bank for Amazon), exchange discounts, and no complimentary data. To get an edge over the other, Flipkart offers on mobiles include the Buyback Guarantee option, while Amazon deals provide the option to starting paying in January 2018 for the purchases you make in the current sale. Paytm is not far behind either, giving heavy cashback deals on smartphones, laptops, wearables, etc.Great Deals From Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 1So without a doubt, this is definitely among the best times to make big-ticket purchases, and if you feel da..
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  • Huawei will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but ahead of the official announcement, several details about the different variants of the handset have been leaked online. Currently, the company is expected to launch the smartphone in three variants, i.e., Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While the regular and the Lite variants have been leaked in renders, the pricing and storage variants of the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro have also been tipped.First talking about the leaked render of the Huawei Mate 10, shared by popular tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), the image suggests that the handset will feature narrow bezels on the top and bottom of the display at front. Interestingly, the smartphone's design in the leaked image is similar to the one seen earlier in the CAD render video of the Huawei Mate 10, which was leaked earlier this month.Separately, the live images of the front panels, information on storage variants, and pricing for the Huawei Mate 10 and ..

    Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro Price and Images Leak Ahead of Official Launch

    Huawei will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but ahead of the official announcement, several details about the different variants of the handset have been leaked online. Currently, the company is expected to launch the smartphone in three variants, i.e., Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While the regular and the Lite variants have been leaked in renders, the pricing and storage variants of the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro have also been tipped.First talking about the leaked render of the Huawei Mate 10, shared by popular tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), the image suggests that the handset will feature narrow bezels on the top and bottom of the display at front. Interestingly, the smartphone's design in the leaked image is similar to the one seen earlier in the CAD render video of the Huawei Mate 10, which was leaked earlier this month.Separately, the live images of the front panels, information on storage variants, and pricing for the Huawei Mate 10 and ..
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  • Augmented Reality (AR) is one of Apple’s big bets for the future. In case you don’t know what AR is, it's a way to bridge real world objects and virtual ones, with a little help from your phone’s camera. For example, you point your camera at an object, and an AR app will help you measure its dimensions. You point the camera at the sky, and an astronomy app will show you the stars, and so on. The most famous AR app that most people would know about is Pokemon Go, but the AR aspect of that was incredibly limited in comparison to what's possible by now.ARKit Could Be iOS 11’s Killer Feature: What You Need to KnowApple has made it easy for developers to create AR apps with the launch of ARKit on iOS 11. That, coupled with the specially calibrated cameras for AR on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X mean that the technology will get a big boost. We’re not sure if this is going to go mainstream in the future but what we do know is that there are a bunch of fun AR apps on t..

    iOS 11: Our Favourite Augmented Reality Apps and Games That Showcase the Power of ARKit

    Augmented Reality (AR) is one of Apple’s big bets for the future. In case you don’t know what AR is, it's a way to bridge real world objects and virtual ones, with a little help from your phone’s camera. For example, you point your camera at an object, and an AR app will help you measure its dimensions. You point the camera at the sky, and an astronomy app will show you the stars, and so on. The most famous AR app that most people would know about is Pokemon Go, but the AR aspect of that was incredibly limited in comparison to what's possible by now.ARKit Could Be iOS 11’s Killer Feature: What You Need to KnowApple has made it easy for developers to create AR apps with the launch of ARKit on iOS 11. That, coupled with the specially calibrated cameras for AR on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X mean that the technology will get a big boost. We’re not sure if this is going to go mainstream in the future but what we do know is that there are a bunch of fun AR apps on t..
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  • When Apple announced its three new iPhone models earlier this month, the iPhone X availability was confirmed to be much later than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X is set to be up for pre-orders starting October 27, with sales beginning from November 3, even in India. However, a fresh investor note from Barron's citing a Raymond James analyst claims that Apple has yet again faced production hurdles, and it may cause further delay in shipping of the iPhone X.Analyst Christopher Case claims that the final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, and that it has been further pushed to mid-October. This would inadvertently affect the shipping dates, hampering sales this holiday quarter. Case says that his claims are based on his week-long travel through Asia for meetings with supply chain sources."While our checks are ongoing, initial feedback from our meetings suggests that final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, with production expected to commence in mid-October...

    iPhone X Final Production Delayed Till Mid-October: Analyst

    When Apple announced its three new iPhone models earlier this month, the iPhone X availability was confirmed to be much later than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X is set to be up for pre-orders starting October 27, with sales beginning from November 3, even in India. However, a fresh investor note from Barron's citing a Raymond James analyst claims that Apple has yet again faced production hurdles, and it may cause further delay in shipping of the iPhone X.Analyst Christopher Case claims that the final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, and that it has been further pushed to mid-October. This would inadvertently affect the shipping dates, hampering sales this holiday quarter. Case says that his claims are based on his week-long travel through Asia for meetings with supply chain sources."While our checks are ongoing, initial feedback from our meetings suggests that final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, with production expected to commence in mid-October...
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  • One of Xiaomi's bestselling smartphones in India, the Redmi Note 4, can now be purchased at discounted prices, especially the 4GB + 64GB variant on Flipkart during the Big Billion Days sale. During the five-day sale, you can find the Redmi Note 4 (4GB + 64GB) for Rs. 10,999, down from Rs. 12,999. The company is also offering deals on a range of its products across all partner platforms including Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Paytm Mall, Mi.com, and Mi partner stores.Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale kicked off on Wednesday and will go on till September 24, offering a number of deals on electronics including a range of Xiaomi products. Notably, the highest variant of the Redmi Note 4 can now be purchased with a discount of Rs. 2,000. Meanwhile, the 3GB + 32GB storage variant is now available for Rs. 9,999, down from Rs. 10,999. The lowest variant of the smartphone having 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage was available for Rs. 8,999, but is currently out of stock on Flipkart at the..

    Redmi Note 4 Discounts and Other Xiaomi Product Offers on Flipkart, Amazon

    One of Xiaomi's bestselling smartphones in India, the Redmi Note 4, can now be purchased at discounted prices, especially the 4GB + 64GB variant on Flipkart during the Big Billion Days sale. During the five-day sale, you can find the Redmi Note 4 (4GB + 64GB) for Rs. 10,999, down from Rs. 12,999. The company is also offering deals on a range of its products across all partner platforms including Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Paytm Mall, Mi.com, and Mi partner stores.Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale kicked off on Wednesday and will go on till September 24, offering a number of deals on electronics including a range of Xiaomi products. Notably, the highest variant of the Redmi Note 4 can now be purchased with a discount of Rs. 2,000. Meanwhile, the 3GB + 32GB storage variant is now available for Rs. 9,999, down from Rs. 10,999. The lowest variant of the smartphone having 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage was available for Rs. 8,999, but is currently out of stock on Flipkart at the..
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  • Earlier this month, a leaked render of the Moto X4 variant with Android One branding popped up on the Internet and on Wednesday, Google finally announced the new handset officially. Notably, the search giant has launched the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi exclusively in the US. The Android One variant of Moto X4 has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800) and can be pre-ordered from the Project Fi website starting Wednesday itself. The new edition has been launched in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.If you are wondering what you will get with Android One edition of the Moto X4, it will offer a "Pure Android" experience and "carefully curated set of preinstalled apps" as per the company. "For example, it comes optimised for the Google Assistant to help you get more done, and offers high-quality video calling with Google Duo. You'll also get access to the latest updates from Android, such as Android Oreo before the end of the year. Android One Moto X4 will be amo..

    Moto X4 Android One Edition for Project Fi Launched: Price, Specifications

    Earlier this month, a leaked render of the Moto X4 variant with Android One branding popped up on the Internet and on Wednesday, Google finally announced the new handset officially. Notably, the search giant has launched the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi exclusively in the US. The Android One variant of Moto X4 has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800) and can be pre-ordered from the Project Fi website starting Wednesday itself. The new edition has been launched in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.If you are wondering what you will get with Android One edition of the Moto X4, it will offer a "Pure Android" experience and "carefully curated set of preinstalled apps" as per the company. "For example, it comes optimised for the Google Assistant to help you get more done, and offers high-quality video calling with Google Duo. You'll also get access to the latest updates from Android, such as Android Oreo before the end of the year. Android One Moto X4 will be amo..
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