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  • Reliance Jio took India by storm when it announced the Jio Phone at its Annual General Meeting earlier this year. The most exciting thing about this 4G & VoLTE-enabled feature phone is that it is effectively free, because you only need to pay a deposit of Rs. 1,500 which can be returned to you after three years. Reliance opened pre-bookings of the Jio Phone back in August, with deliveries set to start from September 21. We finally managed to get our hands on a Jio Phone and here are our first impressions.After reviewing lots of smartphones, the Jio Phone feels completely different. It is a feature phone and is built like a standard candybar with a small screen and numeric keypad. It is small and very comfortable to hold; your thumb can reach all corners of the keypad without the need to stretch. Considering its price, we must say that this phone feels well-built. The quality of plastic used is good and the rubber buttons offer good clicky feedback.The screen measures 2.4 inches diago..

    Jio Phone First Impressions

    Reliance Jio took India by storm when it announced the Jio Phone at its Annual General Meeting earlier this year. The most exciting thing about this 4G & VoLTE-enabled feature phone is that it is effectively free, because you only need to pay a deposit of Rs. 1,500 which can be returned to you after three years. Reliance opened pre-bookings of the Jio Phone back in August, with deliveries set to start from September 21. We finally managed to get our hands on a Jio Phone and here are our first impressions.After reviewing lots of smartphones, the Jio Phone feels completely different. It is a feature phone and is built like a standard candybar with a small screen and numeric keypad. It is small and very comfortable to hold; your thumb can reach all corners of the keypad without the need to stretch. Considering its price, we must say that this phone feels well-built. The quality of plastic used is good and the rubber buttons offer good clicky feedback.The screen measures 2.4 inches diago..
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  • Now that Apple's big iPhone event is behind us, we can look forward to flagship launches by companies like Google and Huawei. The latter in particular is poised to launch the Mate 10 smartphone that will directly take on Apple's iPhone X. In yet another dig at the Cupertino giant, Huawei just came out with a teaser that unabashedly mocks Apple and its neural engine, saying it will unveil the "real AI phone" on October 16.As you may know by now, the iPhone X is Apple's first iPhone to feature a facial recognition technology that it calls Face ID. Huawei in its recent teaser claims that its facial recognition technology is going to be better without explicitly mentioning Apple. The teaser seemingly takes a dig at the Face ID demo faux pas during the iPhone X presentation. The Chinese company is betting big on artificial intelligence moving forward following the unveiling of the new Kirin 970 SoC. The new AI chipset will offer faster processing, longer battery life, and wi..

    Huawei Mate 10 Teased as ‘The Real AI Phone’ as Company Takes a Dig at Apple

    Now that Apple's big iPhone event is behind us, we can look forward to flagship launches by companies like Google and Huawei. The latter in particular is poised to launch the Mate 10 smartphone that will directly take on Apple's iPhone X. In yet another dig at the Cupertino giant, Huawei just came out with a teaser that unabashedly mocks Apple and its neural engine, saying it will unveil the "real AI phone" on October 16.As you may know by now, the iPhone X is Apple's first iPhone to feature a facial recognition technology that it calls Face ID. Huawei in its recent teaser claims that its facial recognition technology is going to be better without explicitly mentioning Apple. The teaser seemingly takes a dig at the Face ID demo faux pas during the iPhone X presentation. The Chinese company is betting big on artificial intelligence moving forward following the unveiling of the new Kirin 970 SoC. The new AI chipset will offer faster processing, longer battery life, and wi..
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  • Vodafone India has partnered with Indian mobile vendor Lava to offer a cashback in the form of talk time to subscribers using lava feature phones. The telecom operator is offering additional talk time to Lava feature phone users for as long as 18 months from the date of purchase.This offer is valid only till October 31, and is valid for both new and existing Vodafone customers. If a Vodafone subscriber buys from a select range of Lava feature phones, the user can avail cashback worth Rs. 50 on minimum recharge of Rs. 100 for 18 month . This cashback comes in the form of talk time that is credited to the users Vodafone account. This talk time cashback offer can be availed for 18 months, allowing the user to get as much as Rs. 900 cashback in total.As mentioned, this offer is applicable on select Lava feature phone purchases like the ARC 101, ARC 105, ARC One Plus, KKT 9s, KKT Pearl, KKT 34 Power, KKT 40 Power+, Captain K1+, and Captain N1 only. This offer is applicable to only Vodafon..

    Vodafone Offers Up to Rs. 900 Additional Talk Time to Lava Feature Phone Users

    Vodafone India has partnered with Indian mobile vendor Lava to offer a cashback in the form of talk time to subscribers using lava feature phones. The telecom operator is offering additional talk time to Lava feature phone users for as long as 18 months from the date of purchase.This offer is valid only till October 31, and is valid for both new and existing Vodafone customers. If a Vodafone subscriber buys from a select range of Lava feature phones, the user can avail cashback worth Rs. 50 on minimum recharge of Rs. 100 for 18 month . This cashback comes in the form of talk time that is credited to the users Vodafone account. This talk time cashback offer can be availed for 18 months, allowing the user to get as much as Rs. 900 cashback in total.As mentioned, this offer is applicable on select Lava feature phone purchases like the ARC 101, ARC 105, ARC One Plus, KKT 9s, KKT Pearl, KKT 34 Power, KKT 40 Power+, Captain K1+, and Captain N1 only. This offer is applicable to only Vodafon..
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  • The Essential Phone was introduced in May and the company had promised a June release back then. However, the shipping got delayed and the company recently said the phone was finally available for purchase from its own website and retail partners. In an AMA on Reddit, Essential's VP of Software, Rebecca Zavin has now confirmed that the smartphone will get the awaited Android Oreo update in the next month or two. The AMA also revealed that the company is working on a new high-end audio accessory that will have a high quality DAC and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.In the AMA, Zavin confirmed that Android Oreo will be arriving to all Essential Phone units in the market in a month or two. Up until now, the company has released updates to iron out few fixes, but the software is still based on Nougat. However, the timeline revealed on Reddit suggests that Oreo should arrive for Essential Phone users before the end of the year.Essential's VP of Hardware, Joe Tate claimed that the ..

    Essential Phone to Get Android Oreo Update in Two Months, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Accessory

    The Essential Phone was introduced in May and the company had promised a June release back then. However, the shipping got delayed and the company recently said the phone was finally available for purchase from its own website and retail partners. In an AMA on Reddit, Essential's VP of Software, Rebecca Zavin has now confirmed that the smartphone will get the awaited Android Oreo update in the next month or two. The AMA also revealed that the company is working on a new high-end audio accessory that will have a high quality DAC and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.In the AMA, Zavin confirmed that Android Oreo will be arriving to all Essential Phone units in the market in a month or two. Up until now, the company has released updates to iron out few fixes, but the software is still based on Nougat. However, the timeline revealed on Reddit suggests that Oreo should arrive for Essential Phone users before the end of the year.Essential's VP of Hardware, Joe Tate claimed that the ..
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  • More details about Apple's supposedly new iPhone models and other products including a refreshed iPod touch have surfaced online ahead of Apple's event tonight, further dampening the surprise element that the iPhone-maker has traditionally used to lure customers.Major credit card company Discover late Monday night updated the deals section of its website to acknowledge several future products including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X Edition. The website, which has since removed these references, also mentioned the Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV (2017). This is further corroboration to earlier reports and a series of leaks that occurred over the weekend that have suggested that Apple plans to announce these products. The now-pulled listing was spotted by 9to5Mac.Photo Credit: 9to5MacInterestingly enough, the Discover website also mentioned the iPod touch (7th Generation) on its website, an update to the product lineup that was understood to have been discont..

    Phone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPod touch (7th Gen) Leak Hours Ahead of Apple’s September 12 Event

    More details about Apple's supposedly new iPhone models and other products including a refreshed iPod touch have surfaced online ahead of Apple's event tonight, further dampening the surprise element that the iPhone-maker has traditionally used to lure customers.Major credit card company Discover late Monday night updated the deals section of its website to acknowledge several future products including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X Edition. The website, which has since removed these references, also mentioned the Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV (2017). This is further corroboration to earlier reports and a series of leaks that occurred over the weekend that have suggested that Apple plans to announce these products. The now-pulled listing was spotted by 9to5Mac.Photo Credit: 9to5MacInterestingly enough, the Discover website also mentioned the iPod touch (7th Generation) on its website, an update to the product lineup that was understood to have been discont..
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  • India's largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs. 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio.While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as it believes people would be ready to shell out a little more to get a loaded handset.A source familiar with the development said the new 4G smartphone - that will debut around Diwali - will come bundled with Airtel's 4G connection and "attractive" data and voice plan to woo mass market customers.The planned dual-SIM 4G smartphone will sport a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, VoLTE calling and a solid battery life. The Android handset will come with 1GB of RAM, said the source who wished not to be named. He, however, did not say when the phones would be available for booking.Reliance Jio had, in July, announced..

    Airtel Said to Be in Talks With Handset Companies for Rs. 2,500 4G Smartphone to Rival Jio Phone

    India's largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs. 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio.While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as it believes people would be ready to shell out a little more to get a loaded handset.A source familiar with the development said the new 4G smartphone - that will debut around Diwali - will come bundled with Airtel's 4G connection and "attractive" data and voice plan to woo mass market customers.The planned dual-SIM 4G smartphone will sport a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, VoLTE calling and a solid battery life. The Android handset will come with 1GB of RAM, said the source who wished not to be named. He, however, did not say when the phones would be available for booking.Reliance Jio had, in July, announced..
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  • Samsung Galaxy C8 has become the latest smartphone on the market with facial recognition technology to unlock the handset using the user's face, something the South Korean giant is promoting heavily these days. Two Galaxy C8 variants have been launched - one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage. The Samsung Galaxy C8 price and availability details have not been officially announced yet. Apart from the facial recognition feature, the new Samsung phone also features dual cameras on the back, and comes with 'Dual Photo' mode that allows users to adjust the focus even after clicking the images. It also comes with an always-on display as well.Samsung Galaxy C8 specificationsMoving on to the specifications, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy C8 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The new Samsung smartphone is powered by an unspecified octa-core processor (with 4 cores clocked at 1.69GHz and the other 4 cl..

    Samsung Galaxy C8 Is the Latest Phone With Facial Recognition, Dual Cameras on the Back

    Samsung Galaxy C8 has become the latest smartphone on the market with facial recognition technology to unlock the handset using the user's face, something the South Korean giant is promoting heavily these days. Two Galaxy C8 variants have been launched - one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage. The Samsung Galaxy C8 price and availability details have not been officially announced yet. Apart from the facial recognition feature, the new Samsung phone also features dual cameras on the back, and comes with 'Dual Photo' mode that allows users to adjust the focus even after clicking the images. It also comes with an always-on display as well.Samsung Galaxy C8 specificationsMoving on to the specifications, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy C8 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The new Samsung smartphone is powered by an unspecified octa-core processor (with 4 cores clocked at 1.69GHz and the other 4 cl..
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