Tag Archives: Smartphone

Alcatel Tipped to Launch a Modular Smartphone on February 26 at MWC 2017

Handset manufacturers including Nokia, LG, Sony, BlackBerry, and Lenovo have already confirmed their presence for the upcoming MWC 2017 trade show next month in Barcelona. A report now claims that TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for an event on February 26 where the company is expected to unveil up to five smartphones including a modular one which will ... Read More »

BlackBerry Mercury Tipped to Sport Google Pixel’s Camera Sensor; Mid-Range Smartphone Leaked

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry recently confirmed a pre-MWC 2017 event on February 25 where it is expected to unveil the Mercury smartphone. Now, a tipster claims that the company may be gearing up to unveil another mid-range smartphone dubbed BBC100-1. Additionally, BlackBerry Mercury is rumoured to pack the same camera sensor first seen on the Pixel devices. According to a ... Read More »

Lava X41+ Android Smartphone Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

Lava has unveiled its new X-series smartphone in India, the X41+. Priced at Rs. 8,999, the handset is now listed on the company’s site and can be expected to be available via retail channels soon. The Lava X41+ features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection and a pixel density of 294ppi. The ... Read More »

Spooky Noises Can Covertly Trigger Smartphone Voice Commands: Report

Always-on listening devices were popularised with the first Moto X back in 2013. Saying “Ok Google Now” could wake the phone up even from standby, because dedicated hardware was constantly listening to ambient sounds to pick up that catchphrase. We’ve come a long way since then, and today you have dedicated voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, that ... Read More »

BlackBerry Mercury QWERTY Android Smartphone Set to Launch on February 25, Ahead of MWC 2017

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) at the CES 2017 preview event had announced that the new BlackBerry smartphone codenamed Mercury will be launched at an MWC event. Now, the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has finally confirmed the launch date. In a tweet, BlackBerry Mobile official Twitter handle revealed February 25 as the launch date for the upcoming Mercury smartphone. ... Read More »

India’s Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million in Q4 2016: Counterpoint

The smartphone user base in India – with Chinese brands dominating the market – crossed 300 million as shipments grew 18 percent annually in 2016 compared to the global smartphone market which grew only three percent, a new report said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Chinese brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo and Xiaomi contributed 46 percent ... 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 »

Demonetisation Triggers 30.5 Percent Drop in Smartphone Sales in India: IDC

Owing to demonetisation and subsequent cash crunch, smartphone sales fell by a whopping 30.5 percent (month-on-month) in November over the October festive season, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed on Tuesday. Indian vendors were hit most due to demonetisation with a drop of 37.2 percent in November as compared to Chinese players with 26.5 percent drop and global ... Read More »

Flipkart 4G Smartphone Buyers to Get 15GB of Idea Mobile Data at Price of 1GB

Flipkart and Idea Cellular have teamed up to introduce a new 4G deal for its customers. Customers who buy a 4G smartphone from the e-commerce website stand a chance to get 15GB of mobile data from Idea Cellular at the price of 1GB. The offer is applicable only on select smartphones available on Flipkart. How to Avail the Idea-Flipkart 4G ... Read More »

Vivo V5 Plus Selfie-Focused Smartphone Launched at Rs. 27,980: Release Date, Specifications, and More

The Vivo V5 Plus selfie-focused smartphone was launched on Monday in India. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 27,980, and will go up for pre-orders from Tuesday – and become available to buy via both online and offline retailers from February 1. The highlight of the Vivo V5 Plus is its dual front camera setup. It sports a 20-megapixel ... Read More »