Tag Archives: Smartphone

InFocus to Launch Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphone With Iris Scanning Feature

US-based handset maker InFocus will soon launch a new smartphone in India that will support Aadhaar authentication using the iris scanner on the device. Priced at under Rs. 12,000, the device will be made available early next year. InFocus also says it has been awarded STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) from the Indian government and the company plans to ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Smartphone Makers Summoned in Cheque Bounce Case

The makers of ‘Freedom 251’, claimed to be the world’s cheapest smartphone, have been summoned as accused by a Delhi court in a Rs. two-crore cheque bounce case filed by a private firm. The court summoned the accused – M/s Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd (RBPL), its authorised signatory and Managing Director Mohit Goel, its Directors Anmol Goel and Sumit Goel, ... Read More »

OnePlus 3T Smartphone Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

OnePlus 3T, the mid-cycle upgrade to the OnePlus 3 erstwhile flagship smartphone, was launched in India on Friday. The new OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the 64GB inbuilt storage model, and Rs. 34,999 for the 128GB storage model, making it the most expensive OnePlus device yet. Regarding the launch, both OnePlus 3T variants will be available starting ... Read More »

Micromax Smartphone Users to Get Exclusive Discounts on Oyo Rooms

Micromax on Thursday announced a partnership with Oyo Rooms to give customers of its devices a ‘seamless booking experience’ as well as exclusive deals. The integration will available either in the form of an on-device native experience via its Around-Steroid Launcher, and via factory preloaded Oyo app on other devices, the two companies said in a joint statement. Micromax users ... Read More »

YAAO 6000 Plus Smartphone Has a Massive 10900mAh Battery

As most smartphone manufacturers opt to introduce faster processors and large displays on their flagship devices, it has become difficult for them to provide battery life that can last for even one full day. The YAAO 6000 Plus smartphone with a gigantic battery capacity of 10900mAh is meant to be the solution to this specific problem. The YAAO 6000 Plus ... Read More »

Global 4G Smartphone Shipments to Grow Over 20 Percent in 2016: IDC

Worldwide 4G smartphones are expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3 percent year-over-year growth for 2016, to reach 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015, a new report by market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said. Much of this growth is being driven by emerging markets like Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and ... Read More »

Galaxy S8 May Become the First Samsung Smartphone With Selfie Autofocus

Samsung Galaxy S8 may finally become the company’s first smartphone to feature autofocus functionality on the front camera, a feature so far missing from even the flagship handsets of the South Korean titan. Samsung is planning to introduce autofocus functionality with the front camera on its upcoming flagship device, being dubbed Samsung Galaxy S8, instead of fixed-type, as per a ... Read More »

Moto M Metal-Clad Smartphone to Launch Soon in India

Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday confirmed that the Moto M smartphone will soon be launching in India. The company took to Twitter and teased an image of the Moto M metal-clad smartphone. In its tweet, Motorola India said, “Something different is coming your way. Stay tuned to know more,” accompanied by the hashtag #comingsoon. Motorola’s first all metal smartphone, the Moto ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Capture 10 Percent of Premium Smartphone Share in India in October: Counterpoint

Last month, Google launched its first fully self-branded Pixel smartphones worldwide as well as in India. The unique and the distinguishing factor about these smartphones from the earlier Nexus series is that these smartphones are premium in terms of features as well as the price tag. Pixel phones have been pitched by the search giant as direct competitors to Apple’s ... Read More »

Xiaomi Says Shrinking Smartphone Sales Won’t Hit the Company

Sharp drops in smartphone sales for China’s Xiaomi Inc will not have a major impact on the company as profit growth will be driven by sales from smart home devices as well as revenue from its software eco-system, a senior executive said. Xiaomi was valued at $46 billion (roughly Rs. 3,14,938 crores) in its last fund-raising in 2014 – making ... Read More »