About the author: Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

February 24th, 2016 2:46 PM 13 COMMENTS

[Updated Specs] MWC 2016: Xiaomi Mi5 unveiled with Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, and 16MP OIS camera

After a long wait of nineteen months, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi5. The company's product portfolio looks a bit confusing now. Xiaomi Mi4S was launched a few minutes ago, and we can't say for sure whether the Mi4's successor is the Mi4S or the Mi5. However, let's go ahead and have a look at the company's flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi5.   The Xiaomi Mi5 brings the same metal-and-glass build... Read More

February 24th, 2016 1:41 PM 3 COMMENTS

MWC 2016: Xiaomi Mi4S with fingerprint scanner and Snapdragon 808 unveiled

Ahead of the much awaited Xiaomi Mi5, the Chinese smartphone brand has unveiled a completely unexpected smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi4S. No one could've anticipated that Xiaomi would launch a device other than the Mi5 and Mi5 Plus. Nonetheless, let's have a look at the device itself. The Xiaomi Mi4S brings the same metal-and-glass build as seen in the Mi4, but there are some changes in the design. Some of the new... Read More

February 23rd, 2016 3:57 PM 1 COMMENTS

MWC 2016: Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus announced

Lenovo has announced two new mid-range Android smartphones – Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus - during MWC 2016. Both these smartphones come with metal bodies and Dolby Audio certification with dual-speaker setup. These devices can be seen as cut-down versions of the Lenovo K5 Note, which was launched last month. The Lenovo Vibe K5 comes with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720... Read More

February 17th, 2016 2:26 PM 132 COMMENTS

Freedom 251 is the cheapest Android smartphone and it costs just Rs. 251

India's cheapest smartphone, the Freedom 251 by Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd., has been unveiled a few hours ago. The Freedom 251 costs just Rs. 251, but unlike you might think, the device packs a punch inspite its dirt-cheap price tag. India's Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar will be launching the device in New Delhi later today, and the company claims that the device is in line with Indian Prime Minister's... Read More

February 16th, 2016 11:36 AM 2 COMMENTS

LG Stylus 2 with Android 6.0 and improved Stylus Pen looks to compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Even though there's less than a week's time before LG officially unveils its next-generation flagship smartphone, the South Korean smartphone brand has introduced a couple of new mid-range smartphones. One of them is the LG Stylus 2, which is the spiritual successor to the LG G4 Stylus that came out last year. The LG Stylus 2 comes with a large 5.7-inch display and an improved Stylus Pen, but it doesn't compete with the Stylus-toting... Read More

February 12th, 2016 1:15 PM 3 COMMENTS

Qualcomm launches three new smartphone chipsets and one chipset for smartwatches

In an unexpected mode, Qualcomm has announced four new processing chipsets today – Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, Snapdragon 425, and Snapdragon Wear 2110 – with the first three chipsets being designed to be used in smartphones and tablets, and the latter developed specifically for wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is a mid-range smartphone processor, and the most important point to be noted is that... Read More

February 11th, 2016 2:06 AM 3 COMMENTS

Camera samples from Xiaomi Mi 5 surface online

It has been around eighteen months since Xiaomi announced the Mi 4, but the Chinese smartphone brand didn't announce its successor for quite a while now. Last week, Hugo Barra had revealed that Xiaomi's flagship smartphone for 2016, the Mi 5, will be unveiled before the world on February 24 during MWC 2016. Now, Xiaomi's president Lin Bin, has posted a couple of images on China's Weibo social network claiming that they were... Read More

February 11th, 2016 1:23 AM 0 COMMENTS

WhatsApp update brings web link previews to BB10

WhatsApp has released a brand new update to its app on BlackBerry's BB10 platform. Apart from bringing several performance improvements and fixing bugs, the update bumps the app version to 2.12.340.2, and brings web link previews for outgoing messages. [caption id="attachment_149407" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credits: CrackBerry[/caption] The new update brings new WhatsApp web client features including message information and emoji synchronisation. Better organisation of phone numbers on the Contact Info screen is... Read More

February 10th, 2016 3:37 PM 5 COMMENTS

LG G5’s ‘Always ON’ display teased by the company

The LG G5 will rival Samsung's Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge this year, and it will be launched in Barcelona, Spain just a day before the commencement of MWC 2016. Now, the South Korean smartphone brand has started teasing the device's features. The company's latest post on Facebook teases the 'Always ON' feature, which will be included in the LG G5. The device will compete with the HTC One M10, the Samsung Galaxy S7,... Read More

February 10th, 2016 12:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lava A71 4G with 5-inch display and promised update to Android 6.0 now available for Rs. 5,849

Lava's latest 4G LTE compatible entry-level Android smartphone, the A71 4G, is available for purchase through a third-party retailer for Rs. 5,849 even though the smartphone is yet to be officially announced by the company. The device looks like an upgrade over the Lava P7, which was launched last month. Lava A71 4G Specifications Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels (294ppi), and Corning Gorilla... Read More

February 8th, 2016 3:34 PM 1 COMMENTS

HTC One M10 design and specifications leaked well ahead of its official announcement

Unlike LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi, HTC will not launch its flagship smartphone for this year during MWC 2016. Instead, HTC might wait for another month to launch the successor to the One M9. However, alleged design and specifications of the HTC One M10 have been leaked well ahead the official announcement of the smartphone. HTC One M10 Specifications Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with HTC Sense UI 8.0 5.1-inch AMOLED... Read More

February 8th, 2016 2:43 PM 2 COMMENTS

Intex announces two budget smartphones, Aqua Wing and Aqua Raze, for Rs. 4,599 and Rs. 5,100

Intex has launched two new entry-level Android smartphones in the form of Intex Aqua Wing and Intex Aqua Raze. Both these smartphones run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and are equipped with quad-core MediaTek processors, two SIM card slots, and 4G LTE connectivity. Intex Aqua Wing specifications Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system 4-inch TN display, 800 x 480 pixels, 233ppi 5-megapixel primary camera (OmniVision OV5670 sensor), autofocus, LED Flash, and HD video recording VGA front-facing camera... Read More

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