Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 1:57 am
The QHD+ panel on the Galaxy S8 has a resolution of 2960 x 1440.
The display scaling options we've seen on the Galaxy S7 with the Nougat update will be carried over to the Galaxy S8, albeit with a few changes to accommodate the tall display.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 8:16 am
Travelers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from carrying devices larger than a smartphone onboard U.S.-bound flights.
The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out new restrictions for carry-on items for U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle East countries. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone are prohibited from being carried onboard flights from nine airlines...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 6:33 am
Samsung starts hyping up the Galaxy S8 ahead of its official unveil on March 29.
Samsung has released a 15-second trailer for the Galaxy S8 in South Korea, showcasing little of the phone itself, a refreshing change in pace from the litany of leaks, rumors, and renders we've seen of the device in recent weeks.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 2:00 am
The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi's place in India's budget segment.
Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company's Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.
The company is far from...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 11:00 am
The Moto G5 Plus offers a lot of value, but there are tradeoffs.
The Moto G5 Plus is all set to make its debut in the U.S. shortly, featuring several key upgrades over its predecessor. Motorola has announced that the variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will retail for $229, $20 less than what the Moto G4 Plus debuted at last year. The model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 7:57 am
HTC's limited edition U Ultra picks up 128GB storage and a sapphire-coated display for an additional $150.
HTC Taiwan said last week that it would share an "unexpected surprise" on March 20, and like the company's recent launches, the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Instead of a successor to the HTC 10, we're being treated to a limited edition variant of the HTC U Ultra with 128GB...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 4:42 am
The Redmi 4A shows that sub-$100 phones don't have to be boring.
At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi rolled out the latest product in the Redmi series, the Redmi 4A. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India for ₹5,999 ($90), making it the most affordable phone launched by the Chinese manufacturer in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 3:02 am
Qualcomm will roll out sub-$50 feature phones with Category 4 LTE.
Qualcomm announced last week that it would move away from the Snapdragon branding for its lower-end platforms, and we're now getting a first look at what that entails.
At an event in New Delhi, Qualcomm has introduced its latest product, an entry-level SoC aimed at the feature phone segment in emerging markets. The Qualcomm...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 2:37 am
Nougat update is now live for most Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in Canada.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made its way to Canadian carriers SaskTel, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Eastlink, Videotron and Freedom Mobile last week, and the 1.2GB OTA update is now rolling out to Rogers and Telus subscribers.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Mar 2017 7:14 am
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
After crossing 200 million customers in India, the country's leading mobile wallet Paytm is now making its way to Canada. The app allows customers to pay for utility, cable, and cell phone bills, with the platform supporting thousands of service providers. Customers will also receive a bill reminder option ten days before a bill is due,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Mar 2017 6:46 am
You no longer have to download video attachments to view them.
If you've ever received a video attachment in Gmail, the only option was to download the file to view it. That's changing today, as Google is now rolling out the option to stream video attachments from the Gmail desktop client.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 8:27 am
Snapdragon 835 shortages force Xiaomi to rethink its strategy with the Mi 6.
It looks like the Snapdragon 835 shortage will continue for at least two more months, as the latest rumor regarding Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 6 flagship suggests the phone will launch with a Snapdragon 821 initially. The Weibo leak says that Xiaomi will launch the model with the Snapdragon 821 first, with the Snapdragon...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 8:00 am
Find out how Honor's latest budget phone fares next to one of the best-selling devices in this segment.
Huawei has seen a meteoric rise in its smartphone business over the last two years. The company is now the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and is making inroads into European and North American markets, as well as India. Its online-only sub-brand Honor has been a major...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 7:53 am
Black is increasingly looking like the best color option for the Galaxy S8.
A leak from earlier this week showcased the various color options that the Galaxy S8 will be available in, and now we're getting a detailed look at the black color variant. As we've seen before, the black variant masks the various cutouts at the front of the phone, allowing them to blend into the background.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 4:16 am
You can now pay for your favorite beverages right from your phone.
Starbucks has rolled out its mobile app in India, allowing you to quickly see your rewards and pay using your linked Starbucks card. You have the option of managing all the cards linked to your account, adding funds to your card, and paying for coffee and other items with your phone by scanning a barcode.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Mar 2017 3:48 am
Moto G5 Plus will be up for sale later today in India.
At a media event in New Delhi, Motorola launched the Moto G5 Plus in the Indian market. The Plus variant of the phone is making its debut today, and the standard version is set to launch at a later date in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Mar 2017 1:00 am
The Yeelight LED bulb is a great option if you're looking for an affordable smart lighting solution.
Xiaomi made its name by selling budget phones that offered great value for money, and the company is taking the same approach to connected devices. That's especially true of the $20 Yeelight LED bulbs, which offer a experience similar to that of Hue bulbs at a fraction of the cost.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 7:19 am
OnePlus wants you to come up with a new marketing campaign.
OnePlus' marketing efforts have had their ups and downs in recent years, and the company is now looking to raise its brand awareness in the UK by launching a new marketing campaign. To that effect, OnePlus is rolling out a challenge through which students will be able to pitch their ideas to OnePlus' marketing division, with the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 6:59 am
A Google-branded budget phone could be in the works.
Google is reportedly working with Jio — which recently crossed 100 million subscribers — to launch an affordable 4G-enabled phone that will work exclusively on Jio's network. The phone is likely to make its debut before the end of the year, according to The Hindu.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 5:28 am
Xiaomi sold a million units of the Redmi Note 4 in just 45 days in India.
Xiaomi has announced today that is sold over 1 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in India. Xiaomi achieved the milestone in just 45 days, making the Redmi Note 4 the fastest device to get to the million mark in the country. As noted by the company on Facebook, that equates to one sale every four seconds.