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Smartphones With Diamond Screens May Be a Reality by the End of 2017

Your smartphone screen may feature a tempered glass cover but it doesn’t guarantee being shatter-proof. One of the worst nightmares of the modern age is to end up with a phone with a cracked display, but this might change by the end of 2017. A company that manufactures diamonds for use in electronic products claims that a commercial device with ... Read More »

Apple Hit by Class Action Lawsuit Alleging It Forced Users to Move to iOS 7

In a new development, Apple has been slapped with a class action lawsuit in California for indulging in unethical practices to force people to shift to iOS 7. The company has been accused of breaking FaceTime on iOS 6 intentionally, to forcibly get users to move to iOS 7. This move is claimed to have many iPhone 4 and iPhone ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5c Tipped to Be Powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC; Mi 6 to Sport Underclocked Snapdragon 835 SoC

Xiaomi Mi 5c, the affordable variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone, has been leaked on multiple occasions, and is even expected to launch sometime this month, ahead of MWC. Running up to the long-rumoured launch, the Xiaomi Mi 5c has been leaked again revealing processor information. Furthermore, a fresh Xiaomi leak also sheds some light on the rumoured Snapdragon ... Read More »

Apple Set to Begin Making iPhones in India by April-End

Apple Inc. will begin assembling iPhones in India by the end of April, a Karnataka minister says, heightening its focus on the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market as growth slows elsewhere. The US company has tapped Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to put together its phones in the tech capital of Bengaluru, said Priyank Kharge, the state’s information technology minister. Apple executives ... Read More »

Huawei Aims to Be Among Top 5 Smartphone Makers in India by Year-End

Mobile phone maker Huawei hopes to be among top five smartphone companies in the country with 10 percent market share in value terms by end of this year. “We expect to achieve 10 percent market share in terms of value by end of this year in the smartphone segment. The Indian smartphone market is very dynamic, we expect to be ... Read More »

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

Vivo V5 Plus With Dual Front Cameras Gets Listed by Third-Party Retailer; Price, Specifications Revealed

Earlier this month, Vivo started sending out invites for the India launch of its V5 Plus smartphone that is scheduled to be on January 23. Now the smartphone has been made available for pre-orders by a third-party retailer in Malaysia and the specifications of the device have been revealed. The smartphone has been priced at MYR 1,799 (Rs. 27,400) by ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Caused by Battery, Probe Supposedly Finds

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Samsung is seeking to put behind it the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history, as it ... Read More »

iPhone Most Reputed Mobile Phone Brand in India, Followed by Samsung, Micromax: Survey

Apple’s iPhone has been named as India’s most reputed mobile phone brand, followed by Samsung and domestic brand Micromax. According to a report India’s Most Reputed Mobile Phone Brands 2017 by media analytics company BlueBytes, in association with business intelligence company TRA Research, Apple’s iPhone has the highest positive media appearances in terms of sheer volume. Samsung Mobile had a ... Read More »

State Bank Of India Cuts Lending Rate By 0.9% Across Maturities

Mumbai: State Bank of India, the country’s biggest lender by assets, said on Sunday it had cut its lending rates by 90 basis points for maturities ranging from overnight to three-year tenures, after experiencing a surge in deposits. After the move, its so-called overnight marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) fell to 7.75 per cent from 8.65 per cent, ... Read More »