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January 3rd, 2018 12:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

LG Announces Raspberry Rose Colour Variant of the LG V30 Ahead of CES 2018

South Korean electronics giant, LG has announced a new Raspberry Rose colour variant of its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V30 today. LG stated that the new colour option variant would be showcased at the CES 2018 booth scheduled to kickstart next week. To recall, LG launched the V30 flagship device at the IFA 2017 show in Berlin in four colour options- Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender... Read More

January 2nd, 2018 10:31 PM 7 COMMENTS

Gujarat State Should Double the Mobile Towers to Connect the Unconnected and Implement New Technologies: TAIPA

Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), industry association for leading Telecommunication Infrastructure Providers such as Bharti Infratel, ATC towers, GTL Infrastructure, Reliance Infratel, Indus Towers and Tower Vision etc., today highlighted that existing Gujarat tower policy dated October 3, 2012, only regulates the provisioning of 4G services a particular technology by laying fibre and erecting poles rather than focusing on holistic development of telecom infrastructure through Ground-based towers, Rooftop towers,... Read More

January 2nd, 2018 9:17 PM 14 COMMENTS

Nokia 6 (2018) Confirmed to Be Powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and Android 8.0 Oreo by Geekbench Listing

HMD Global’s upcoming Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone is expected to launch in January itself. While there have been a number of leaks including from China’ TENAA, a new Geekbench benchmark confirms some of the specifications. An alleged Nokia 6 device with model number TA-1054 scored 863 in a single core test and 4163 in a multi-core test. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with an octa-core CPU... Read More

January 2nd, 2018 11:38 AM 1 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 May Arrive With the Unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC and Dual Rear Cameras in Q2 2018

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is one amongst the most-anticipated smartphones of 2018, and it is now rumoured that Xiaomi is indeed working on the smartphone internally. If a new report coming from China is to be believed, Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 5 in Q2 2018, unlike the previous Redmi Note smartphones. Also, the device is said to pack the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset, which is the primary... Read More

January 1st, 2018 12:20 PM 3 COMMENTS

Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 9 are the Upcoming Smartphones from HMD Global in 2018

HMD Global will be launching four new smartphones- the Nokia 1, the Nokia 4, the Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 9 in 2018 according to the latest Nokia camera application. It is already rumoured that HMD Global is working on successors to the original Nokia 6 and Nokia 8, and they will be dubbed as Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 (2018). So, overall HMD Global will be launching... Read More

December 31st, 2017 6:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

OnePlus 5 Receives Face Unlock Feature Via OxygenOS Open Beta 3

After rolling out the Android Oreo Open Beta update to the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus is now rolling out a new Open Beta update to the OnePlus 5. Dubbed as the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 update, it brings the popular Face Unlock mode to the OnePlus 5. To recall, OnePlus introduced the Face Unlock feature with the OnePlus 5T and everyone across the world praised the feature, thanks to its insanely... Read More

December 31st, 2017 1:39 PM 6 COMMENTS

WhatsApp to End Support for Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 Running Smartphones Today

The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp will be ending support for Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS, and BlackBerry 10 today. The Facebook-owned company stated this news at the end of 2017, and most of these platforms are already outdated. Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Phone 8.0, while Blackberry has moved from the Blackberry OS to Android after handing over the reigns to TCL Communications. Later today, if you're using... Read More

December 30th, 2017 12:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Acquisition of RCom Assets to Help Reliance Jio’s FTTH and Enterprise Services: Moody’s

Reliance Jio Infocomm's acquisition of Reliance Communications' assets, including spectrum, optical fiber network, and media convergence nodes, is set to help the Mukesh Ambani-led 4G entrant for a large scale roll-out of its wireless and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and enterprise services, Moody's said in a statement. As part of the transaction, Jio will acquire 122.4 MHz of 4G spectrum, 43,000 towers, 178,000 route kilometer of pan India optical fiber network and... Read More

December 30th, 2017 11:29 AM 5 COMMENTS

Nokia 6 (2018) May Arrive in Two Variants With 18:9 Display & Snapdragon 660 SoC, 16:9 Display and Snapdragon 630 SoC

HMD Global will be looking to launch a decent number of Nokia smartphones in 2018 to capture some market share. So far we know that the company is working on a successor to the Nokia 6 mid-range smartphone, dubbed as Nokia 6 (2018). The name of the smartphone doesn't inspire confidence, but that's what we have for now to call the device. A new TENAA listing has revealed yet another... Read More

December 29th, 2017 9:34 AM 2 COMMENTS

These Smartphones Will Be Powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC in 2018

Qualcomm recently announced top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset, and by now, it's pretty much clear that most of the flagship chipsets in 2018 will make use of the flagship chipset. A new report from China allegedly revealed the smartphones to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset for the entire 2018. There are some interesting names on the list alongside the already expected ones. As the image shows, the first smartphone... Read More

December 28th, 2017 3:44 PM 32 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Offering Free Subscription to Amazon Prime Video With myPlan Infinity Postpaid Plans Above Rs 499

It looks like Bharti Airtel is planning for a massive 2018 in the digital content space. The leading telecom operator has started offering a free subscription to Amazon Prime Video with its myPlan Infinity postpaid plans. That said, Airtel is yet to officially make an announcement on the same, but some of the Airtel postpaid users are already receiving the subscription notification in Airtel TV application. Maybe, the company is carrying... Read More

December 28th, 2017 2:09 PM 6 COMMENTS

Telecom Department Urges Finance Ministry to Cut GST Rate for Telecom Services to 12%

India's telecom department has urged the Finance Ministry that the goods & services tax (GST) for telecom services be lowered to 12% against the existing 18%, a move which could lower mobile phone bills in the new year. The move could also result in a potential dip in overall levies for telecom operators that are already reeling under pressure due to intense competition. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, in a written... Read More

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