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  • Taiwan-based semiconductor leader MediaTek on Wednesday launched its MT6739 SoC designed for mid- to entry-level 4G smartphone users at the ongoing India Mobile Congress 2017 in New Delhi. The high-speed quad-core system on chip (SoC) is built for the rapidly growing 4G market.The MediaTek MT6739 SoC features an advanced WorldMode LTE Cat. 4 modem, dual-camera photography and 18:9 display support to bring the latest 4G LTE functions to users."Consumers expect smartphones to do more than ever before. That's why we designed the smartphone chipsets with features to let you share, do and capture more and at the same time plug in less," said Dr Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Corporate Sales, MediaTek."Our latest offering in India allows OEMs and ODMs to create 4G-entry smartphones that deliver premium features that provide high-end value at affordable prices," Moynihan added.The MediaTek MT6739 SoC is a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor and operates up to ..

    MediaTek Unveils Quad-Core MT6739 SoC for Mid to Entry-Level Smartphones at IMC 2017

    Taiwan-based semiconductor leader MediaTek on Wednesday launched its MT6739 SoC designed for mid- to entry-level 4G smartphone users at the ongoing India Mobile Congress 2017 in New Delhi. The high-speed quad-core system on chip (SoC) is built for the rapidly growing 4G market.The MediaTek MT6739 SoC features an advanced WorldMode LTE Cat. 4 modem, dual-camera photography and 18:9 display support to bring the latest 4G LTE functions to users."Consumers expect smartphones to do more than ever before. That's why we designed the smartphone chipsets with features to let you share, do and capture more and at the same time plug in less," said Dr Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Corporate Sales, MediaTek."Our latest offering in India allows OEMs and ODMs to create 4G-entry smartphones that deliver premium features that provide high-end value at affordable prices," Moynihan added.The MediaTek MT6739 SoC is a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor and operates up to ..
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  • Zopo on Wednesday launched its new Flash X1 and Flash X2 budget-segment smartphones with near bezel-less displays and taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 in India. The Zopo Flash X1 and Flash X2 have been priced by the company at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively and will be made available for purchase in October. However, the company is still looking for an exclusive tie-up with a partner to sell the new smartphones online in the country.The highlight feature on both new Zopo smartphones is their "Infinity" display that comes with a near bezel-less design and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Zopo Flash X1 and Flash X2 feature 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, which has been claimed to provide an immersive experience to the users. Notably, these features seem to be inspired from the latest flagships from Samsung. While the Zopo Flash X1 sports a 5.5-inch display with screen resolution of 640x1280 pixels, the Flash X2 packs a 5.99-inch display with 720x1440 pixels display.Coming to t..

    Zopo Flash X1, Flash X2 With ‘Infinity’ Displays Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    Zopo on Wednesday launched its new Flash X1 and Flash X2 budget-segment smartphones with near bezel-less displays and taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9 in India. The Zopo Flash X1 and Flash X2 have been priced by the company at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively and will be made available for purchase in October. However, the company is still looking for an exclusive tie-up with a partner to sell the new smartphones online in the country.The highlight feature on both new Zopo smartphones is their "Infinity" display that comes with a near bezel-less design and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Zopo Flash X1 and Flash X2 feature 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, which has been claimed to provide an immersive experience to the users. Notably, these features seem to be inspired from the latest flagships from Samsung. While the Zopo Flash X1 sports a 5.5-inch display with screen resolution of 640x1280 pixels, the Flash X2 packs a 5.99-inch display with 720x1440 pixels display.Coming to t..
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  • Nokia 8 has entered the Indian market as a value proposition, offering a QHD screen, Snapdragon 835 processor, and dual rear camera setup at a price of Rs. 36,999. At this price, the Nokia 8 is positioned between the two OnePlus 5 variants, but they won't be the only competition the new smartphone has to fend off. Sony also launched the Xperia XZ1 in India earlier this week, another smartphone with flagship features. Each of the three smartphones has its own strengths that give it an edge over the competition, so it will be difficult to determine which one is the best model to buy among this lot. We go through the Nokia 8 price in India, specifications, and unique features and compare them with those of Sony Xperia XZ1 and OnePlus 5 to help you figure out which model would suit your needs best.Nokia 8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 vs OnePlus 5 price in IndiaFirst talking about the Nokia 8, the smartphone has been priced in India at Rs. 36,999 and will be made available from October 14 on Am..

    Nokia 8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications Compared

    Nokia 8 has entered the Indian market as a value proposition, offering a QHD screen, Snapdragon 835 processor, and dual rear camera setup at a price of Rs. 36,999. At this price, the Nokia 8 is positioned between the two OnePlus 5 variants, but they won't be the only competition the new smartphone has to fend off. Sony also launched the Xperia XZ1 in India earlier this week, another smartphone with flagship features. Each of the three smartphones has its own strengths that give it an edge over the competition, so it will be difficult to determine which one is the best model to buy among this lot. We go through the Nokia 8 price in India, specifications, and unique features and compare them with those of Sony Xperia XZ1 and OnePlus 5 to help you figure out which model would suit your needs best.Nokia 8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 vs OnePlus 5 price in IndiaFirst talking about the Nokia 8, the smartphone has been priced in India at Rs. 36,999 and will be made available from October 14 on Am..
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  • For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented "TaigaPhone", a brand new smartphone created by InfoWatch Group, her software development company, costing around RUB 15,000 ($260 or roughly Rs. 17,000).The TaigaPhone is entirely green to represent the Russian northern forest after which it is named and has a five-inch touch screen."We have created it for the corporate market," said Kaspersky, president of InfoWatch Group and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Russia's leading antivirus software development company which some believe may have links to Russian intelligence.Kaspersky Lab has over the past months been at the centre of controversy in the United States.In July, the US government removed Kaspersky from its list of approved vendors, weeks after top US intelligence agency and law enforcement officials expressed concern..

    Kaspersky Lab Co-Founder Unveils ‘Surveillance-Proof’ Smartphone, Called TaigaPhone

    For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented "TaigaPhone", a brand new smartphone created by InfoWatch Group, her software development company, costing around RUB 15,000 ($260 or roughly Rs. 17,000).The TaigaPhone is entirely green to represent the Russian northern forest after which it is named and has a five-inch touch screen."We have created it for the corporate market," said Kaspersky, president of InfoWatch Group and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Russia's leading antivirus software development company which some believe may have links to Russian intelligence.Kaspersky Lab has over the past months been at the centre of controversy in the United States.In July, the US government removed Kaspersky from its list of approved vendors, weeks after top US intelligence agency and law enforcement officials expressed concern..
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  • The new Zenfone 4 series is now official, and it looks like Asus is taking a bottom-up approach with its mobile portfolio this time. The first models of this generation to launch in India are part of a new selfie series, and prices range from Rs. 9,999 to Rs. 23,999.Today, we’ll be testing the current top-end offering, which is called the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. Its highlight feature is its two front cameras. However, Asus is doing things a bit differently with its dual camera setup this time around, which could help set it apart from other companies' offerings. Its immediate competition would be Vivo V7+ (Review), which is another recently introduced selfie-centric phone. It’s time to see what big changes Asus has made with its new series, and if this phone is worth buying.Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro design and build qualityIt seems like we’ll have to wait a bit more for Asus to join the borderless display bandwagon, as the ZenFone 4 Selfie 4 Pro follows the company’s existing desi..

    Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Review

    The new Zenfone 4 series is now official, and it looks like Asus is taking a bottom-up approach with its mobile portfolio this time. The first models of this generation to launch in India are part of a new selfie series, and prices range from Rs. 9,999 to Rs. 23,999.Today, we’ll be testing the current top-end offering, which is called the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. Its highlight feature is its two front cameras. However, Asus is doing things a bit differently with its dual camera setup this time around, which could help set it apart from other companies' offerings. Its immediate competition would be Vivo V7+ (Review), which is another recently introduced selfie-centric phone. It’s time to see what big changes Asus has made with its new series, and if this phone is worth buying.Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro design and build qualityIt seems like we’ll have to wait a bit more for Asus to join the borderless display bandwagon, as the ZenFone 4 Selfie 4 Pro follows the company’s existing desi..
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  • Google is gradually inching towards the launch of its next generation Pixel smartphones on October 4, which are tipped to be known as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While there have been multiple leaks pointing out the hardware and software specifications for both the smartphones, we now have more details about the software part, thanks to two separate sources. It has been reported that the new Pixel smartphones will ship with a redesigned Pixel Launcher, in addition to three more features. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are also said to sport dual stereo speakers on the front, a new Always Listening Music recognition feature, and a Portrait Mode for the camera.Let us first talk about the new look of the Pixel Launcher, which is said to debut with Google's new devices next month. At the time of presentation at Google I/O developer conference this year, a Pixel smartphone was seen running a new Pixel Launcher with Search Bar below the dock and just above the navigation buttons. Artem Russako..

    Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Said to Sport Always Listening Music Feature, Portrait Mode, Dual Speakers, and More

    Google is gradually inching towards the launch of its next generation Pixel smartphones on October 4, which are tipped to be known as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While there have been multiple leaks pointing out the hardware and software specifications for both the smartphones, we now have more details about the software part, thanks to two separate sources. It has been reported that the new Pixel smartphones will ship with a redesigned Pixel Launcher, in addition to three more features. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are also said to sport dual stereo speakers on the front, a new Always Listening Music recognition feature, and a Portrait Mode for the camera.Let us first talk about the new look of the Pixel Launcher, which is said to debut with Google's new devices next month. At the time of presentation at Google I/O developer conference this year, a Pixel smartphone was seen running a new Pixel Launcher with Search Bar below the dock and just above the navigation buttons. Artem Russako..
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  • Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer selling itself to a China-backed buyout fund, said on Wednesday another potential buyer had ruled itself out, removing a potential hurdle to the GBP 550 million ($737 million) deal.The sale to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, announced on Friday, is contingent on Imagination offloading its MIPS processor technology in a separate $65 million deal to Tallwood Venture Capital.Imagination said the MIPS sale could now go ahead without a shareholder vote after the unnamed third-party was no longer involved in the wider sale process."Imagination has now received confirmation that the relevant party is no longer actively considering making an offer for Imagination," the company said."Accordingly, the sale of MIPS does not require shareholder approval."Imagination put itself up for sale after Apple, its biggest customer, said it was developing its own graphics and video processing technology, sending shares in the British company down 70 p..

    Imagination Technologies Sale to Canyon Bridge in the Clear as Rival Fund Ruled Out

    Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer selling itself to a China-backed buyout fund, said on Wednesday another potential buyer had ruled itself out, removing a potential hurdle to the GBP 550 million ($737 million) deal.The sale to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, announced on Friday, is contingent on Imagination offloading its MIPS processor technology in a separate $65 million deal to Tallwood Venture Capital.Imagination said the MIPS sale could now go ahead without a shareholder vote after the unnamed third-party was no longer involved in the wider sale process."Imagination has now received confirmation that the relevant party is no longer actively considering making an offer for Imagination," the company said."Accordingly, the sale of MIPS does not require shareholder approval."Imagination put itself up for sale after Apple, its biggest customer, said it was developing its own graphics and video processing technology, sending shares in the British company down 70 p..
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  • Nokia 8, the Android flagship carrying the name of the company that once ruled the mobile world, is finally in India. For many, the phone represents the realisation of a long-held dream: a Nokia smartphone that has high-end specifications and runs Android. The Nokia 8 was first unveiled at an event in London in August and as promised, the phone made its India debut at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. Priced at Rs. 36,999, the smartphone will go head to head with the likes of OnePlus 5, and here are some early thoughts on the smartphone.In terms of design, the unibody Nokia 8 has everything befitting a premium smartphone, with the 6000 series in both matte and glossy finishes lending it a very nice feed. At 7.90mm, the phone is relatively thin - especially for a phone with a 3090mAh battery - and thanks to the curved edges, it feels even thinner and is pretty easy to deal with on a day to day basis.Nokia 8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications ComparedThe big highli..

    Nokia 8 First Impressions

    Nokia 8, the Android flagship carrying the name of the company that once ruled the mobile world, is finally in India. For many, the phone represents the realisation of a long-held dream: a Nokia smartphone that has high-end specifications and runs Android. The Nokia 8 was first unveiled at an event in London in August and as promised, the phone made its India debut at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. Priced at Rs. 36,999, the smartphone will go head to head with the likes of OnePlus 5, and here are some early thoughts on the smartphone.In terms of design, the unibody Nokia 8 has everything befitting a premium smartphone, with the 6000 series in both matte and glossy finishes lending it a very nice feed. At 7.90mm, the phone is relatively thin - especially for a phone with a 3090mAh battery - and thanks to the curved edges, it feels even thinner and is pretty easy to deal with on a day to day basis.Nokia 8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 vs OnePlus 5: Price, Specifications ComparedThe big highli..
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  • LG on Wednesday launched a new K-Series smartphone in India, as it had announced earlier this week. While the LG K3 (2017) and LG K4 (2017) were expected to launch, the company has launched a brand new phone instead - the LG K7i. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its 'Mosquito Away' technology. The LG K7i comes with an additional rear cover bundled in the box that can be placed on the phone when required - it features a speaker that produces ultrasonic frequencies said to drive mosquitoes away. The smartphone is otherwise a budget offering, and runs Android Marshmallow. The LG K7i was launched at the side-lines of Day 1 of the India Mobile Congress, being held in New Delhi.LG K7i price in IndiaThe LG K7i price in India is Rs. 7,990, and the smartphone will be available across retail outlets in the country. The company has not detailed any launch offers for the smartphone, which will be made available in its Brown colour variant in India. Commenting on the launch, Am..

    LG K7i With ‘Mosquito Away’ Technology Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    LG on Wednesday launched a new K-Series smartphone in India, as it had announced earlier this week. While the LG K3 (2017) and LG K4 (2017) were expected to launch, the company has launched a brand new phone instead - the LG K7i. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its 'Mosquito Away' technology. The LG K7i comes with an additional rear cover bundled in the box that can be placed on the phone when required - it features a speaker that produces ultrasonic frequencies said to drive mosquitoes away. The smartphone is otherwise a budget offering, and runs Android Marshmallow. The LG K7i was launched at the side-lines of Day 1 of the India Mobile Congress, being held in New Delhi.LG K7i price in IndiaThe LG K7i price in India is Rs. 7,990, and the smartphone will be available across retail outlets in the country. The company has not detailed any launch offers for the smartphone, which will be made available in its Brown colour variant in India. Commenting on the launch, Am..
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  • Lava on Thursday launched its new budget smartphone, called the Z60, in India at a price of Rs. 6,499. While the handset falls in the affordable price segment, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with a 'Bokeh Mode', which is achieved through the smartphone's software rather than a dual camera setup. Lava Z60 has been launched by the company in Gold and Black colours.Directly jumping into the specifications, the dual-SIM Lava Z60 runs the company's own Star OS 4.1 UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz coupled with 1GB RAM. In terms of optics, the Lava Z60 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash support and a 5-megapixel camera at front, also with flash support.As mentioned earlier, the company says that it is offering 'Bokeh Mode' feature with the smartphone, which allows users to blur the background to make their ..

    Lava Z60 With Android 7.0 Nougat and ‘Bokeh Mode’ Launched in India: Price, Specifications

    Lava on Thursday launched its new budget smartphone, called the Z60, in India at a price of Rs. 6,499. While the handset falls in the affordable price segment, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with a 'Bokeh Mode', which is achieved through the smartphone's software rather than a dual camera setup. Lava Z60 has been launched by the company in Gold and Black colours.Directly jumping into the specifications, the dual-SIM Lava Z60 runs the company's own Star OS 4.1 UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display with a pixel density of 196ppi. It is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz coupled with 1GB RAM. In terms of optics, the Lava Z60 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash support and a 5-megapixel camera at front, also with flash support.As mentioned earlier, the company says that it is offering 'Bokeh Mode' feature with the smartphone, which allows users to blur the background to make their ..
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