Tag Archives: Smartphones

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 »

Apple Wins US Ban on Older Model Samsung Smartphones

Apple on Tuesday had a new victory in a long-running patent lawsuit a court-ordered ban on older-model Samsung smartphones. An injunction issued by US District Court Judge Lucy Koh in the heart of Silicon Valley was to take effect next month and targeted Samsung smartphones that were essentially no longer hawked in this country. “We would like to reassure our ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Protective Case Unveiled Ahead of Smartphone’s Launch

Xiaomi is following LG’s lead. The Chinese company on Monday, apart from sending invites for its China event on February 24, also unveiled a protective case for the upcoming flagship smartphone – more than a week ahead of the Mi 5’s smartphone. Unfortunately, not much could be deciphered about the design of the Xiaomi Mi 5 by looking at the ... Read More »

LG X cam, X screen Smartphones Launched Ahead of MWC 2016

LG on Monday introduced its new X-Series of smartphones which will be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. The first two models under the brand new X-Series are the X cam and X screen smartphones and they will be revealed alongside the LG G5 at the February 22 event. The new X-Series of smartphones will be ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Craze, Aqua Lite Budget Smartphones Launched in India

Intex has unveiled its new Aqua Craze (seen above) smartphone in India at Rs. 6,190. Additionally, the Aqua Lite has also been launched by the company with a listing on its site that’s complete with a price of Rs. 3,199. Not availability details of the latter were mentioned however. The dual-SIM Intex Aqua Craze runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features ... Read More »

Lava A88, A71, and X11 Budget 4G Smartphones Launched in India

Lava on Thursday launched three new budget 4G smartphones in India, the Lava A88, A71, and X11. While the A71 is already available in the market at Rs. 6,499, Lava says the other two smartphones will go on sale in the third week of February – the A88 is priced at Rs. 5,499, while the X11 is priced at Rs. ... Read More »

LG G5 Quick Cover Unveiled Ahead of Smartphone’s MWC 2016 Launch

LG in a rather unorthodox move on Thursday unveiled the LG G5’s Quick Cover case ahead of the launch of the LG G5 handset itself. The smartphone will be launched at the company’s pre-MWC 2016 keynote event on February 21. As per the company, the LG Quick Cover offers all the advantages of previous cover cases but with some more ... Read More »

MIT Builds Low-Power Artificial Intelligence Chip for Smartphones

A team of US researchers has built an energy-friendly chip that can perform powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tasks, enabling future mobile devices to implement “neural networks” modelled on the human brain. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU (Graphics ... Read More »

Smartphones With 7-Day Battery Life Promised by Fuel-Cell Maker

A British fuel-cell developer that was first to put the technology harnessing the power of hydrogen into London’s distinctive black cab said it’s working on a system that would allow mobile phone users to charge just once a week. Intelligent Energy Holdings said an emerging smartphone maker will provide GBP 5.25 million (roughly Rs. 51 crores) to develop a fuel ... Read More »

Mozilla to End Development on Firefox OS for Smartphones

The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday. The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter. “Through the work ... Read More »