Vivo V17 Pro to launch in India on September 20
Sep11

Vivo V17 Pro to launch in India on September 20

Vivo India has announced the launch date of Vivo V17 Pro. It will launch in India on September 20. There have many rumours around the launch of this specially after it was advertised at various places. The features will have to match the price point. The teasers suggest that it will have dual elevating front cameras and include 32MP primary selfie camera. Other cameras and specifications were not announced. According to various rumours, it might have, 6.59 or 6.44 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Vivo has earlier come out with devices with Snapdragon 675 chipset. On the memory front, the device is said to have at least 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which will match with other devices by Vivo. The battery of the device is still not confirmed. The device might also have in display finger print sensor for security. As of now there isn’t any information about Vivo V17 Pro price. However considering Vivo V15 was launched at 28,990, this is expected to be around the same too. Recently Vivo launched z1x which runs on Android pie 9 and is powered by a 4500 mAh battery. Besides that Vivo has been launching devices with different budget ranges making it increase its market share in almost every segment. In Q1 of 2019, Chinese brands grew mainly due to brands like Vivo. Now Vivo has also announced its online U series. Vivo U10 will be exclusively launched on Amazon. According to many media reports it will be around Rs. 12,000. It will have fast charging and will use Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor. It has high expectations attached because it is online only series which has done well in the past for Vivo. Previously the Z series was only online and had great specifications. The exact specification of it has not been revealed but will soon be announced. The launch date of it has not been announced...

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Canalys: Apple iPhones – the latest data and analysis
Sep10

Canalys: Apple iPhones – the latest data and analysis

Ahead of today’s big Apple event, Canalys presents its latest iPhone data and analysis. • Apple shipped 36 million iPhones in Q2 2019, a 13% year-on-year fall. It was Apple’s third consecutive quarter of shipment decline. • The iPhone XR, which was introduced in October 2018, shipped 47 million units between its launch and the end of June 2019. • The iPhone XS and XS Max launched at the end of September 2018 and shipped 20 million and 28 million units respectively between launch and the end of June 2019. • From Q4 2018 to Q2 2019, Apple’s newest-generation iPhones (iPhone XS, XS Max and XR) accounted for 59% of all iPhone shipments worldwide. In the same period a year ago, the then latest generation (iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X) accounted for 68%. • From Q4 2018 to Q2 2019, Apple shipped 87 million of its newest-generation iPhones (iPhone XS, XS Max and XR), which was 26% lower than the previous generation (iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X) achieved in the same period a year earlier . Its older-generation iPhones, however, increased 12.4% to 61 million units. • Apple’s top five countries in terms of iPhone shipments in the first half of 2019 were the US (35.5%), the People’s Republic of China (mainland) (16%), Japan (9.5%), the UK (4.9%) and Canada (3.3%). “Tim Cook must strike a delicate balance,” said Senior Analyst Ben Stanton. “The iPhone is still Apple’s biggest revenue source. But Cook needs to envision Apple’s path for the next 10 years, and take steps to set it on that route. It is clear now that his legacy will be the thriving Apple Services division, which includes Apple Music, iCloud and new products, such as Apple TV+. And Apple needs a large installed base of device users to grow these businesses, which makes older-generation iPhones, as well as refurbished and second-hand devices, critical. But this also presents a challenge to Apple, as older devices provide an increasingly compelling alternative to its latest expensive...

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Google’s Android 10 released officially
Sep09

Google’s Android 10 released officially

Google has released the 10thmajor update for the Android platform. Formely known as Android Q, the Android 10 has been rolled out for Pixel smartphones. This new version of the mobile operagting system supports a lot many utility features along with new technologies such as foldable devices and 5G. Google also claims to give greater protection, transparency and control over the data. There are many features that Android 10 offers and have been creating a buzz for a while now. However, some of the features are different from the ones offered before. There is smart reply which suggests actions. With the help of this feature, no copying or pasting will be required. It will automatically open the link to anything across all messaging apps. The new Android 10 also lets user enable the dark theme for the entire phone or even specific apps. This is a very talked about feature and this is aimed at helping with battery. Another highly talked about feature of Android 10 is its gesture navigation which lets users move between tasks with simple gestures. Besides this Android 10 gives users Live Caption which will automatically caption videos, audio in any app. Android 10 will put user in control of privacy and security features. Users can choose to only share location data with apps while they’re using them. Not just this, with Android 10, users will also receive reminders when an app that they are not actively using is accessing their location, so they can decide whether or not to continue sharing. Also, controls like Web & App Activity and Ad Settings are in one place. With Android 10, users will receive system updates from Google Play just like apps update. Android 10 provides control over notifications too. When a notification will be marked as “Silent” and it won’t make noise or appear on your lockscreen. Also, rules like daily screen time limits, device bedtime, time limits on apps can now be set. It also has a Focus mode onboard where distracting apps can be silenced along with many other...

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Xiaomi Redmi K20, K20 Pro will now be available in India through Flipkart

Xiaomi confirmed on 5th July, 2019 that it will be launching Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, the most anticipated phones on 17th July,2019 in India through Flipkart. The phone was already launched in China in May this year. A teaser that hint the availability of soon to be launched phone is running on the famous e-commerce website: Flipkart. The teasers demonstrate that Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro will be exclusively available on the website in India. The website is teasing a few features of the phone as well. The phone’s specifications probably would be same of that was launched in china before. The phone features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with an aspect ratio of 19:9, along with screen to body ratio of 91 percent with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Redmi K20 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, while K20 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. The camera specifications include an AI- powered triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel secondary shooter for wide angle picture and 8-megapixel third shooter (a telephoto lens), along with a 20-megapixel pop up front camera, which can rise in 0.8 seconds. The phone sports connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, USB Type C port, GPS, dual nano sim, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, and VoLTE. Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 pro are backed with 4000mAh battery back-up with a support of priority fast charging. Xiaomi has still not announced the price of both the phones. But it expected that the price will be near to that is in China. The Redmi K20 will be of Rs. 20,190 approx. which is said to be among the affordable phones available in India with these specifications. Whereas Redmi K20 Pro will cost around Rs. 25,000. Realme X is the closest competitor to Redmi K20 at the price of Rs. 18,000, which will be launching a few days before the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20...

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Xiaomi launches Redmi 7A: An entry level phone
Jul05

Xiaomi launches Redmi 7A: An entry level phone

Finally, after teasing the Redmi 7A, Xiaomi has finally launched the smartphone on 4th July 2019 in India, but it will go sale from 11th July, 2019 via Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. The smartphone is said to be a low-cost phone with some advanced features starting from Rs.5,999. The model was already revealed long back in May in China with some different specifications than the Indian Variant which launched now. A5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, and up to 32GB of onboard storage are the basic key highlights of the phone. Other specifications include 12-megapixel at the back along with an LED flash and PDAF lens for Indian users while the Chinese variant has 13-megapixel camera at the back. There is a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats with AI face unlock feature. The Redmi 7A runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI on the top and is designed for dual nano sim cards. There is 4000mAh non removable battery backed in the phone. The base model has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage while another model has 2GB RAM and 32 GB storage. Both the model supports expandable storage via microSD card up to 256 GB. Besides this the connectivity option includes 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Micro-USB and headphone jack. The price depends upon the storage model. The 16GB model will be available at the price Rs. 5,999 approx. while the 32GB model will cost Rs. 6,199 approx. There are three colour options available, Matte Black, Matte Blue, and Matte Gold. Xiaomi is offering a Rs. 200 discount on both Redmi 7A variants in India only in the month of July as an introductory...

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