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For Smartphones, Experience Finally Trumps Specifications

For years, each new smartphone was launched with a barrage of specifications highlighting why this handset was the latest, greatest, and the only phone worth your money. It’s been so pervasive in marketing that most customers also focus only on the specifications under the hood, instead of the experience they would derive from the device. If you look at the ... Read More »

The Moto X Force Shouldn’t Exist in 2016

A smartphone screen cracks every 2 seconds. That may not sound like a very frequent occurrence given the number of smartphones in the world, but it all adds up pretty quickly. Many reading this will have a personal anecdote of breaking their smartphone’s display, or will probably know a close friend or someone in the family who’s experienced the same. ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

LG G5 Design, Price Tipped; ‘Lite’ Variant Hits Benchmark Site

Less than a week before its MWC 2016 keynote event, LG G5 has been leaked in its full glory. The handset has been leaked in three images, and has supposedly been seen by a tipster Evan Blass. The handset’s ‘Lite’ version is also said to have passed GFXBench benchmarking website. A user is apparently trying to sell the alleged LG ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Price, Box Contents Purportedly Leaked Ahead of Launch

A new leak has surfaced on the Internet claiming to show the Galaxy S7 Edge box contents as well as tipping pricing details of the handset ahead of MWC launch on Sunday. First picked up by PhoneArena, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been posted on Dubizzle, a Dubai-based website, with box contents images as well as price. According to ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 6’s First Leak Tips Massive 6GB of RAM

Samsung may be more than six months away from unveiling of the next Galaxy Note smartphone, but we already have our first leak. According to details shared by a Weibo user, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6, the successor to the Galaxy Note 5, will pack a massive 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Some of the other details claimed by the Weibo user ... Read More »

India Amongst Fastest Growing Smartphone Markets in Asia Pacific: IDC

Nearly 103.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in 2015 – an increase of 28.8 percent as compared to 2014 – positioning India as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia Pacific region, said a report on Tuesday. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker”, 25.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in the ... Read More »

New Android Malware Steals Banking Information, Wipes Out Data: Report

There’s a new Android malware in town in the form of a Trojan, and much like many that came before it, it also wants to steal your banking information and wipe out all data from your smartphone and tablet. It’s called Mazar Bot, and it has already become a talking point among researchers, who are now actively warning about this ... Read More »

Sony IMX318 22.5-Megapixel Camera Sensor Launched for Smartphones

Sony on Tuesday revealed its new IMX318 CMOS Exmor RS image sensor for smartphones. The Japanese company touts its latest camera chip as the industry’s first stacked CMOS image sensor with built-in hybrid autofocus (as fast as 0.03 seconds) and 3-Axis electronic image stabilisation (EIS). The Sony IMX318 CMOS Exmor RS image sensor features a 1/ 2.6-inch stacked CMOS image ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe X3 to Be Available With Limited Stocks on Wednesday

Lenovo has announced that the Vibe X3 smartphone will be available to buy on Wednesday starting 2pm IST. The company in a press statement confirmed that the Lenovo Vibe X3 will be available with limited stocks and will be available online exclusively via Amazon India. To recall, Lenovo unveiled the Vibe X3 last month in India priced at Rs. 19,999. ... Read More »