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Tag: Smartphone

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Sony likely to launch new Xperia smartphones on May 11

Tech giant Sony is reportedly planning to bring its next generation of Xperia smartphones on May 11.

Nokia To Release Smartphone In Affordable Range Packed With Advanced Features

New Delhi: As the years comes to an end, HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, has introduced a budget smartphone Nokia 2.4 in the country. The Rs 10,399 device with dual rear camera setup is aiming to make some ripples in the aggressive price segment dominated by the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and […]

LG Velvet: Affordable Dual Display Smartphone

New Delhi: When smartphone makers like Motorola and Samsung are busy launching high-end foldable display smartphones, LG has joined the bandwagon with launching a dual display device at an affordable price. The new LG Velvet is priced in India starting at Rs 36,990, whereas the LG Velvet Dual Screen combo is priced starting at Rs […]

India Smartphone Market Set To Recover By 40%

New Delhi: After going through disruptions in supply chain and curtailed domestic production, the India smartphone market is now showing encouraging signs of revival that sets it on a potential course for market recovery for over 40 per cent in the second half this year, according to a new report. Over the short-term, the mobile […]

Samsung Becomes 2nd Largest Smartphone Brand In India

New Delhi: South Korean major Samsung became the second largest smartphone brand with 26 per cent market share in India in the second quarter (April-June period) which is its highest share in the past two years, a new report said on Friday. Amid stuttering supply for some major Chinese brands and the anti-China sentiment, Samsung […]

Does your smartphone have any of these PINs? Change it fast

London: If your iPhone or Android smartphone PIN starts with 1234, 0000, 2580, 123456 or 654321, you are in a soup as these PINs are most prone to hacking as your device can be unlocked easily by others. According to the study, the 10 most popular four-digit PINs are: 1234, 0000, 2580, 1111, 5555, 5683, […]

Now Post 3D Photos On Facebook With Single-Camera Phones

New Delhi: You can now post 3D photos on Facebook timeline from smartphones with single camera. The feature has so far relied on the dual-lens “portrait mode” capabilities available only in new, higher-end smartphones. The feature hasn’t been available on typical mobile devices, which have only a single, rear-facing camera, according to Facebook. “To bring […]

Samsung Launches Galaxy M31 In India

Gurugram: Samsung on Tuesday launched its new smartphone Galaxy M31 in India starting from Rs 15,999. Galaxy M31 is the newest addition to the popular Galaxy M series. Till date, the company has launched six models – Galaxy M10, M20, M30, M40, M10s and M30s – under the M series in 2019. “We now bring […]

A Smartphone Photo Can Spot Fake Rice At Your Grocery Store

London: Next time you go to the neighbourhood grocery store, take your smartphone as a photo taken from your phone can detect whether the rice you are paying for is genuine and of high-quality or not. A simple photograph taken with a mobile phone is able to detect irregularities in the labelling of rice, according […]

Smartphones In Bed Can Ruin Your Sex Life For Sure

London: The heavy use of smartphones is affecting our state of mind and now, the devices are ruining the sex lives of people too, a new study has found. The sexual health department at the Cheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed international university hospital in Casablanca in Morocco has revealed that nearly 60 per cent of the […]

TECNO Spark Power With 6000mah Battery Launched In India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Transsion Holdings’ premier brand TECNO Mobile has launched a new smartphone, Spark Power, which comes with 6,000mAh battery. Priced at Rs 8,499, the phone would be available for sale on Flipkart starting December 1, TECNO Mobile said on Thursday. TECNO Spark Power is the latest addition to the brand’s popular […]

TikTok Owner ByteDance Unveils Its First Smartphone

Beijing: Chinese conglomerate ByteDance that owns popular short video-sharing app TikTok has finally unveiled its rumoured smartphone named Nut Pro 3 under the Smartisan brand in China, the media has reported. The device is up on sale in China for 2,899 yuan or $412. The device, also known as Jianguo Pro 3, was developed in […]

Google will require all devices to run Android 10 after Jan 31

San Francisco: The US-based search giant Google is making it compulsory for smartphone manufacturers to ship devices with Android 10 after January 31, 2020. After the above mentioned date, Google will only approve new devices running the latest Android version, Android 10 and the company will stop approving new devices running Android 9 Pie. The […]

Realme X2 Pro Set To Be Launched On Oct 15

Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme has confirmed launch of X2 Pro in Madrid, Spain, on October 15, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday. The smartphone would have dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, the company recently revealed through a tweet posted by its European account. It will also deliver certified Hi-Res sound quality. X2 Pro […]

Why Using Smartphone In Loo May Give You Piles

New Delhi: If you take your smartphone to the toilet, chances of getting piles may go up as using the device in the loo may make you spend a long time there, increasing the pressure on the veins of the anus in the lower rectum, health experts have warned. The impulse to check official mails […]

iPhone 11 Launch: These Tweets Are Laughter Bombs, Beware!

Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models on Tuesday with a price cut for the most basic models while also laying out plans for streaming and gaming services as it bids to weather the slump in the global smartphone market. Price appeared to be a key consideration as the tech giant reduced the entry level price […]

Samsung-powered Realme's 64MP camera phone unveiled

New Delhi: Taking the camera war to a new level, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme has unveiled world’s first 64MP rear quad camera system smartphone — Realme XT — under its premium ‘X’ series. Samsung will provide the 64MP sensor to realme. Samsung in May introduced two new image sensors — the 64MP Samsung “ISOCELL Bright […]

Indian media, entertainment industry to hit Rs 3 trillion by 2024

Mumbai: Riding on the growing digital consumption via smartphones along with ultra-cheap data plans, the media and entertainment industry in India is likely to reach Rs 3.07 trillion by the financial year 2024, a new report said on Tuesday. According to KPMG in India’s ‘India’s Digital Future: Mass of niches’ report, the media and entertainment […]

Hackers can detect what is being typed with a smartphone

New York: Using just a smartphone, hackers can listen to what is being typed with remarkable accuracy and access your personal information. According to researchers from Dallas-based Southern Methodist University (SMU), it’s possible to access your information in a subtler way: by using a nearby smartphone to intercept the sound of your typing. The team […]

Samsung unveils super-productive Galaxy Note10 smartphones

New York: Taking productivity and creativity to the next level, Samsung has unveiled its most powerful line-up of Galaxy Note10 smartphones with an enhanced S (Stylus) Pen experience. The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 houses 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage will be 5G-ready. The Galaxy Note […]

79% Indian smartphone users hooked to OTT apps

Gurugram: Seventy-nine per cent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their device, a new report said on Thursday. Hotstar is the most-penetrated OTT entertainment app with 49 per cent of smartphone users having […]

Smartphone locking habit can reveal your age

Toronto: Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones’ auto lock feature compared to younger users, said researchers, adding that they also prefer using PINs over fingerprints to unlock their phones. The study presented at the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems found that older users are more likely to unlock […]

Samsung struggles to make global strategy amid US-China trade war

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. has been facing a double whammy of a weak memory chip and smartphone market, as well as uncertainties from a trade war between the US and China, so this is the right moment for its senior management to discuss ways to deal with the rising business challenges. Starting on Thursday through […]

Samsung Galaxy M40 to cost nearly Rs 25,000 in India

New Delhi: Samsung is likely to launch the much-awaited Galaxy M40 smartphone early next month for nearly Rs 25,000 in India. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a triple camera system, Galaxy M40 — the India-first smartphone in the popular Galaxy M series — is set to be the most powerful offering in the series, […]

Price war in premium phone segment heats up in India

New Delhi: In a sign of intense competition in the premium smartphone segment in India, the price gaps among the top brands are narrowing ahead of the launch of OnePlus 7 series on May 14. Apple, Samsung and Google have recently cut the prices of their premium smartphones in India. Apple has even reduced the price […]

Smartphone game can help detect Alzheimer's risk

London: A specially designed smartphone game can detect people at the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, say researchers. The game called Sea Hero Quest, downloaded and played by over 4.3 million people worldwide, helped researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) better understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation. […]

Samsung India to launch Galaxy A70 next week

New Delhi: Samsung India, which is targeting $4 billion in revenues from its Galaxy “A” series of phones in 2019, is geared up to challenge its Chinese competitors with several new devices, including the Galaxy A70 smartphone next week and the Galaxy A80 in May, a top company official said on Monday. “We will launch […]

Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths

Bengaluru: Electorate in Karnataka will not be allowed to carry smart-phones or mobile phones inside the polling booth while going to vote to prevent them from taking selfies or recording videos, an official said on Sunday. “The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) prevents voters from carrying mobile phones or smart-phones and cameras inside the polling […]

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Airtel Brings Exciting News For Smartphone Users; Avail 30 Day FREE Trial Offer

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunications services provider, has launched a new app – Airtel Books to bring an exciting collection of e-books to smartphone users. With this, Airtel has further diversified its fast growing digital content portfolio to add to its popular offerings like Wynk Music and Airtel TV. Available to both Airtel […]

Netflix intensifies OTT price war in India

New Delhi: The price war among various OTT players in India has intensified, with content streaming leader Netflix experimenting a weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65 a month in the country. Netflix is also charging Rs 250 per month for mobile users but it still costs more than Amazon Prime which costs Rs 129 a […]

Media multitasking may increase obesity risk

New York: Do you keep switching between digital devices like smartphone, tablet and PC? Beware. A study has linked media multitasking to obesity. The study showed that mindless switching between digital devices could be associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may cause weight gain. “Increased exposure to phones, tablets […]

Sony to slash smartphone workforce by half by 2020

Tokyo: Once an iconic brand, Sony is now going to slash its mobile division workforce by half by 2020 in the wake of stiff competition and poor sales. The move could result in roughly 2,000 staffers either losing their jobs or getting shifted to a new department at Sony. “Sony’s share of the smartphone market […]

89% buyers look for good camera while buying smartphone: CMR

Gurugram: Eighty nine per cent buyers consider the camera as the top specification while buying a smartphone, followed by battery life (87 per cent), RAM (79 per cent) and internal memory (72 per cent), a new report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Monday. Buyers prefer experimentation over “brand pull” when its comes to smartphones […]

Smartphones to aid disease diagnoses in remote areas

London: Smartphones can aid healthcare workers to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases in low-income countries, a study has suggested. Smartphones could also help people to test themselves and get results making it easier for them to look after their health, particularly in rural areas where clinics are far away, said the study. People can […]

Apple slips to 17th spot in '50 Most Innovative Companies' list: Report

San Francisco: In the wake of dwindling iPhone sales amid overall sluggish global smartphone growth, Apple fell from the first position in 2018 to the 17th spot in the annual “50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2019” by US-based business publication Fast Company. Last year, on the basis of innovations like AirPods, Augmented Reality (AR) […]

Using smartphone for eye check-up may lead to misdiagnosis, says study

London: Using smartphones to capture photographs of patients’ eyes for check-up may lead to misdiagnosis as camera colour sensors vary and as a result, images of the same eye may appear different depending on the model of smartphone used, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that calibration of phone cameras […]

Coolpad to launch 3 smartphones in India on Thursday

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Tuesday said that it will launch three “Mega” series smartphones in India on Thursday. “We are pleased to share the news that Coolpad is looking forward to make a strong comeback in the Indian market and is all set to extend the Mega series of smartphones,” Coolpad said […]

Samsung to release its first foldable smartphone in March

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March, along with a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10, industry sources said on Monday. According to the sources, the South Korean tech giant plans to unveil the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the presumed foldable Galaxy F and another edition […]

Researchers make GPS in smartphones even smarter

Sydney: A team of scientists has been successful in significantly improving the accuracy of the global positioning system (GPS) in smartphones. By combining signals from four different Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs), researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia demonstrated that it is possible to achieve centimetre (cm)-level […]

Samsung's first 'Android Go' budget smartphone in India

New Delhi: In a bid to disrupt the entry-level smartphone market, Samsung on Friday brought its first “Android Go” budget smartphone “Galaxy J2 Core” to India that offers faster speed and better performance. The new smartphone comes with a 5-inch quadHD display, 8MP rear camera with flash, 5MP front camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal […]