Wednesday 30 September 2015

Google Pixel C tablet with keyboard attachment displayed at Nexus 2015 event, focus on productivity


After announcing the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P at the Google Nexus 2015 event today, the company also pulled off a surprise. Google announced a brand new tablet that is not a part of its Nexus lineup of mobile devices. Instead, as the name suggest, the Google Pixel C is placed in the Pixel lineup of devices which are wholly designed and sold by the search giant.

Google Pixel C Specifications:


  • 10.2-inch IPS LCD display, 2560 x 1800 pixels (302 ppi), 500 nits
  • Android 6.0 Lollipop
  • Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, 64-bit quad-core CPU, Maxwell GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
  • Detachable magnetically-aligned keyboard
  • Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, USB 3.0 Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack

The Google Pixel C features a 10.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 302 ppi, and the company claims that it has a brightness of 500 nits. The device will come pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, similar to the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. It is powered by the ultra-powerful Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage space, and a detachable keyboard cover. Google said that the letter ‘C’ in the device’s name stands for convertible, and that they are targeting productivity-oriented consumers with the Pixel C.

The keyboard cover is magnetically aligned and attached with the Pixel C in a way that you can hold the device any which way you want, and the keyboard cover or the tablet won’t get separated easily. Also, the keyboard, which connects to the tablet using Bluetooth, is wirelessly charged through the tablet. Even if a user doesn’t charge the keyboard, it can be used for a month’t time before it gets discharged completely. Moreover, the display has a squarer 1:?2 aspect ratio that is good for productivity as well as allows for a better keyboard layout.

Details regarding the device’s cameras and battery capacity are still a mystery. The company said that it is till working on the device, and they just wanted to show us a sneak-peek of the device, and more details about the Pixel C will be revealed in the coming months. The Google Pixel C will be released sometime early next year, and it targets devices like the Apple iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface 3. The 32GB variant of the tablet will be priced at $499, while the 64GB variant will be priced at $599, and the keyboard accessory will be sold for $149.

LG Nexus 5X goes official with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 chipset, starting at Rs. 31,900


At the Google’s Nexus and Android event, LG finally unveiled the much-awaited Nexus 5X. Just like the Huawei Nexus 6P, this one will also be up for pre-orders on Google Play Store in the U.S., UK, Ireland, and Japan, from September 29 onwards.

The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. The device will be available in two non-expandable storage variants — 16GB and 32GB. It features a 12.3-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1.55-micron sensor, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Unfortunately, the camera lacks Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), but that does not stop it from shooting 2160p videos. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The LG Nexus 5X supports connectivity options such as 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS, and is backed by a 2,700 mAh battery. The device also features always-on Google Now feature, which can work even the screen is off. It measures 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm and weighs 136 grams. It will be available in Carbon Black, Quartz White, and Ice Blue color options, starting at Rs. 31,900 in India, as per Google Play India listing.

To throw more light on the 4G LTE support, the US models do not support Indian bands, but the one listed on the Play Store India does mention support for Indian bands.

LG Nexus 5X specifications:


  • 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB non-expandable internal storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 12.3MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS
  • 2,700 mAh battery

Huawei’s Nexus 6P comes with Fingerprint sensor and 5.7-inch QHD display

Google finally took the wraps off its latest Nexus 7 device by Huawei, named as the Nexus 6P. The device will be available in three storage variants — 32GB/64GB/128GB. It will go on pre-order via Google Store in the U.K, U.S, Japan, Ireland, and the shipping procedure will be initiated in October.

Coming on to the specifications, the Huawei Nexus 6P comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display (2560×1440 pixels), and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and features a 12.3-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. There is a fingerprint sensor onboard, which is placed on the rear of the device for screen lock and Android Pay.

The device is crafted in anodized aluminum body with 7.3 mm thickness. In the connectivity department, the device supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and is backed by a 3,450 mAh battery. The Huawei Nexus 6P also features dual front-facing speakers. It will be available in Aluminium, Graphite, and Frost White color variants. Google has also revealed the device’s pricing for India; the 32GB variant will be retailing at Rs. 39,999.

Google also revealed in the event that it is going to start rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player devices from the upcoming week.

Google Nexus 6P specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels
  • 2GHz Snapdragon 810 v2.1 octa-core chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 12.3MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, and an 8MP front-facing camera.
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3,450 mAh battery


Thursday 24 September 2015

Micromax launches three 4G Canvas smartphones in India, starting at Rs. 6,999

Micromax has unveiled three affordable 4G smartphones, named as the Canvas Blaze 4G (Q400), Canvas Fire 4G, and Canvas Play 4G. The handsets are already listed on the company’s official website along with pricing and availability details. Micromax is bringing out many new devices, the company recently unveiled the Canvas Spark 2 at a price tag of Rs. 3,999.

The Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G features a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, and is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) chipset paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. It supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS. The device is backed by a 2,000 mAh, which is touted to deliver up to 6 hours of talk-time.

In the imaging department, the phone sports a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The device has been priced at Rs. 6,999, and given the pricing and specifications, it is set to compete with devices such as Moto E (2nd Gen) and Xiaomi Redmi 2.

Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G (Q400) specifications:


  • 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels
  • 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) chipset paired with 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 5MP primary camera with LED flash, and 2MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS
  • 2,000mAh battery


The Canvas Fire 4G comes features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, and is powered by a 1GHz MediaTek MTK6735 quad-core processor chipset paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. All the specifications of the Canvas Fire 4G are identical to the Canvas Blaze 4G, except for the battery, which is 1,800 mAh. It is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Micromax Canvas Fire 4G specifications:


  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels
  • 1GHz MediaTek MTK6735 quad core processor chipset paired with 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 5MP primary camera with LED flash, and 2MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS
  • 1,850 mAh battery


The Canvas Play 4G, the phone features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has 16GB of  internal storage onboard. It sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device supports connectivity features such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and is backed by a 2,820 mAh battery. The phone has been priced at Rs. 12,499.

Micromax Canvas Play 4G specifications:


  • 5.5-inch HD IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 13MP primary camera with LED flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS
  • 2,820 mAh battery

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Gionee launches Pioneer P3S with Android 5.1 Lollipop, at a price tag of Rs. 5,999


Gionee has announced yet another smartphone in its Pioneer series, named as Pioneer P3S. The phone has been priced at Rs. 5,999, and will be available for purchase in India from this week.

The Gionee Pioneer P3S comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM. The device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s in-house Amigo 3.1 UI on top, and features 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone is a substantial upgrade over Pioneer P3, which was launched in December 2013. The Pioneer P3S has a better battery, storage, and a bigger display than its predecessor.

It sports a 5-megapixel primary camera and a VGA front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and is backed by a 2,000 mAh battery. The device will be available in White, Grey, Red, and Golden color options. The Gionee Pioneer P3S also features ‘extreme mode’, which is touted to enhance the battery back-up by 10 percent.

Gionee Pioneer P3S specifications:


  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo 3.1 UI on top
  • 5MP primary camera and a VGA front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS
  • 2,000 mAh battery

Asus launches Zenfone Go in India without 4G support for Rs. 7,999


Asus has officially launched Asus Zenfone Go in India for a price of Rs. 7,999. The smartphone will be available on Asus’s exclusive stores, leading retail stores across the country, and Flipkart. The phone features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Asus’s in-house ZenUI on top, and has 8GB of internal storage onboard, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The Asus Zenfone Go features an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone supports connectivity features such as dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and is backed by a 2,070 mAh battery. phone also comes in a 16GB storage variant as well, but Asus has not revealed whether it will be launching it in India or not. The Asus Zenfone Go will be available in Ceramic White, Pure Black, and Glamour Red color options. The main drawback of the phone is that it lacks 4G connectivity, which is being provided by other manufacturers at cheaper price tags.

Asus Zenfone Go (ZC500TG) specifications:


  • 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
  • 2,070 mAh battery


Xiaomi unveils Mi Bluetooth speaker with microSD card support and in-built mic


Xiaomi yesterday revealed its Mi Bluetooth speaker at an event in China. The Mi Bluetooth speaker is available in Pink, Blue, and Gold colours and is priced at RMB 199 (Rs 2,054 approximately).

Mi Bluetooth speaker has an aluminum body and is said to be smaller than a pencil case that can fit easily in your pocket. The speaker offers the loudness of up to 90db measured at 0.5m. The Mi Bluetooth speaker offers built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and powered by a Anerva AV3102 chipset.

The speaker has a 1500 mAh battery that claims to offer 8-hours of non-stop music playback. It is also equipped with a microSD slot, which enable users to listen songs directly on the speakers along with a built-in microphone for taking calls hands-free. Of course there an Auxiliary in port (AUX) as well, so you can connect your devices to the speakers; you can also connect use its Bluetooth 4.0 for the same. The Mi Bluetooth speaker measures 168x24.5x58 mm and weighs 270 grams.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Xiaomi announces Mi 4c with 5-inch display, USB Type-C connector, 13MP primary camera

Xiaomi has taken the wraps off the Mi 4c, today at an event in China. The device will be available in two variants, 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage, and 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage.

The Xiaomi Mi 4c features a 5-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and is powered by a Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 7 OS on top. The phone sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX258 sensor, phase-detection auto focus, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, along with an 85-degree wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

It comes with dual-SIM, 4G LTE support, and features a USB Type-C port. Xiaomi will be selling a USB Type-C to micro USB adapter to go with the device. Other connectivity options include an Infrared sensor, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. There is a 3,080 mAh non-removable battery, which comes with paired with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology. The Xiaomi Mi 4c will be available in Blue, White, Pink, and Yellow color options for a price of 1,299 Yuan ( US$ 204 / Rs. 13,370 approx.) for the 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage variant and 1,499 Yuan ( US$ 235 / Rs. 15,445 approx.) for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant.

As of now, Xiaomi has no revealed much regarding the device’s pricing and availability in regions outside China. The Mi 4c is set to go on sale in China starting from September 23.

Xiaomi Mi 4c specifications:


  • 5-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor
  • 2GB RAM/16Gs internal storage; 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 7 OS on top
  • 13MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C port, and GPS
  • 3,080 mAh battery

Micromax Canvas Spark 2 launched in India with Android 5.1 Lollipop, at Rs. 3,999


Micromax has unveiled an affordable 3G smartphone in India, named as the Canvas Spark 2. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 3,999 and is exclusively up for purchase on Snapdeal via flash sale, which will be held on September 30 at 12 PM. The registrations for the flash sale will open on September 23 at 10 AM.

The smartphone comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 768MB of RAM. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has 4GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via micros card. In the imaging department, the device sports a 5-megapixel fixed-focus primary camera with LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Canvas Spark 2 supports connectivity features such as dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-F, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and is backed by a 1,800 mAh battery.

It features a lots of pre-loaded apps such as Scandid, Kindle, Hotstar, Clean Master, Firstouch language solution, Swiftkey, Snapdeal, and many more. The Canvas Spark 2 is a successor to the Canvas Spark, which was launched in April with a 4.7-inch qHD display and an 8-megapixel primary camera. Micromax touts the Canvas Spark 2 as India’s most affordable 3G smartphone with Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax said,“The Canvas Spark proved to be a huge success for Micromax, selling over half a million units in less than two months of its launch. With the Canvas Spark 2, we are yet again reaffirming our commitment to massify the smartphone and Internet usage in the country. Currently, smartphone penetration stands at 12% in the country and 3G adoption is also barely 10%, which presents a huge opportunity to upgrade. We believe that the e-commerce channel is also expanding and the 3-4K category will be the next frontier. Micromax with its strong brand presence and great product offering focused on democratizing technology, has historically cemented itself as the most preferred brand for the mass smartphone segment. With this launch, we are looking at adding a further impetus to this and drive the overall entry into smartphone category.”


Micromax Canvas Spark 2 specifications;


  • 5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 5MP primary camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing camera
  • dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-F, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
  • 1,800 mAh battery

Asus launches Lolliflash Selfie flash and ZenEars earphones in India

Asus has launched two smartphone accessories in India, Asus Lolliflash and Asus ZenEars, priced at Rs 8,99 and Rs 6,99 respectively. Asus introduced the Lolliflash selfie flash and ZenEars earphones at the Zenfone 2 launch event in India in April along with the ZenPower power bank.

The Lolliflash is a Lollipop shaped smartphone camera accessory to be used with the front-facing camera, while the ZenEars is an in-ear headphones to be used with smartphones. Dedicated for Selfie fans, the Lolliflash is a dual LED flash that is compatible with any device with a 3.5mm headphone jack and claims to capture amazing pictures in low light as well. This accessory has dimension of 31.5 x 11 mm and weighs just 8 grams.

Asus Lolliflash has three brightness level settings and offers upto 70 degree beam wide projection angle. It has Dual Color LED (5000K and 2700K) that gives true colors and real life skin tones in images. It has 65 mAh battery that claims to last for 3 hours if used in low flash mode and if used in High flash mode or if 3000 snaps were captured, it lasts for just 20 minutes. It also has an Anti-Red Eye that eliminates the red eye from images. The portable device comes with three colour filters as well – white, blue and red.

The second accessory launched is Asus ZenEars, which is ergonomically-designed earphones that fit perfectly into the user's ears. It has in-line microphones for voice call features. Asus claims it absorbs the reflected sound, reducing distortion and restoring more music details. It has patented Damping System and Transmission Tube to provide crystal clear and detailed sound. ZenEars comes with custom driver technology and company's Sonic Master 2.0.

The Asus Lolliflash is priced at Rs. 899 and is available in white, black, blue, yellow and red colors. The Asus ZenEars comes in default black colors and with a price-tag of Rs. 699. Both these accessories will be sold via Asus exclusive stores and on major e-commerce sites in India.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Opera Mini for Android updated with new compression modes, to offer better user experience and data saving options

Opera Mini mobile browser for Android, users can for the first time switch between two different data compression modes: High and Extreme. The new High-compression mode compresses web-pages without affecting the page display, making it the perfect mode for surfing the web on 3G or Wi-Fi networks.

The Extreme-compression mode compresses web-pages extensively, giving users a very high-speed internet experience while using very little mobile data. This mode is ideal for when users are experiencing slow network conditions, or just want to make their data plans last longer. The Extreme-compression mode can affect the layout of the web-pages and was previously the only compression mode available in Opera Mini.

In addition to the advanced compression technology, the latest Opera Mini includes the following features:


  • New and improved UI for saved pages and bookmarks
  • Better handling of bigger downloads in High-compression mode
  • Overhauled tab switch
  • Private-browsing mode
  • Options to customize the browser layout for more thumb-friendly surfing
  • A scalable interface with higher resolution for tablets and large phones
  • Updates to the Discover news feed to provide more of the latest content across the web
  • A data counter to show daily progress on data savings, helping users keep data costs under control


Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus announced with 3D Touch display and better 12MP rear and 5MP front cameras


Apple has finally announced its newest smartphones today, the Apple iPhone 6S and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus, at an event that was held in California. Predecessors to the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, these smartphones come with several improvement, but the major upgrades include a 3D Touch display, a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, a faster A9 processor, and a faster TouchID fingerprint sensor. They also come in two new colours, Space Grey and Rose Gold.

Apple iPhone 6S Specifications:

  • 4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit IPS LCD display, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), Ion-Strengthened Glass, Oleophobic Coating, and Display Zoom
  • Apple iOS 9 Operating System, Siri, and Apple Pay
  • Apple A9 Processing Chipset with embedded M9 Motion Co-Processor
  • 2GB RAM and 16/64/128GB internal storage
  • 12MP primary camera, BIS sensor, phase-detection autofocus, ƒ/2.2 aperture, true-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording
  • 5MP secondary camera, fixed-focus, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, and 720p video recording
  • Accelerometer, Ambient-Light Sensor, Barometer, Finger-Print Sensor (2nd Gen. TouchID), Gyroscope, and Proximity Sensor
  • Nano SIM, 4G LTE-A Cat. 6, 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with MIMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot, AirPlay & AirPlay Mirroring
  • Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Lightning Connector, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 1,715 mAh non-removable battery; 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm; 143 grams


These new smartphones from Apple come in two different screen sizes, the iPhone 6s with a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6s Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display. The former has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi, while the latter has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 401 ppi. These displays are covered by “Ion-Strengthened” glasses, and feature a brand new “3D Touch” touchscreen mechanism. As opposed to displays in other smartphones as well as previous iPhones, these new touchscreen technology can also measure the force with which the display is being touched. Due to this technology, new quick actions can be performed such as quickly take a selfie or view an appointment. Every developer can enable quick actions when Force Touch is being used, such as sending out a quick tweet or a message.

Apple iPhone 6S Plus Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Retina HD LED-backlit IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1089 pixels (401 ppi), Ion-Strengthened Glass, Oleophobic Coating, and Display Zoom
  • Apple iOS 9 Operating System, Siri, and Apple Pay
  • Apple A9 Processing Chipset with embedded M9 Motion Co-Processor
  • 2GB RAM and 16/64/128GB internal storage
  • 12MP primary camera, BIS sensor, phase-detection autofocus, OIS, ƒ/2.2 aperture, true-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording
  • 5MP secondary camera, fixed-focus, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, and 720p video recording
  • Accelerometer, Ambient-Light Sensor, Barometer, Finger-Print Sensor (2nd Gen. TouchID), Gyroscope, and Proximity Sensor
  • Nano SIM, 4G LTE-A Cat. 6, 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with MIMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot, AirPlay & AirPlay Mirroring
  • Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Lightning Connector, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 2,915 mAh non-removable battery; 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm; 192 grams


These iOS 9 running pieces of technology come with Always On Siri personal digital assistant and Apple Pay NFC-based payments system. Coming to the interiors, these iPhones are equipped with an Apple A9 chipset that is claimed to offer 70 percent better CPU performance and 90 percent beefier GPU. Apple hasn’t revealed details about the RAM in these devices, but it is being reported that these new iPhones sport 2GB RAM, double of what was bundled with previous generation iPhones. These smartphones will come in three internal storage variants; 16GB, 64GB, and 128 GB. Yes, 16GB is still the starting variant (are you kidding me, Apple!?), even though those higher resolution cameras will produce images and videos with larger file sizes.

In the imaging department, the primary camera now has a resolution of 12 megapixels, while the front-facing camera now uses a BIS sensor with a resolution of 5 megapixels. Both the cameras have ƒ/2.2 aperture, but the primary camera comes with OIS, while the secondary camera lacks it. The rear-facing camera can even record 4K videos in 30FPS, 1080p videos in 120FPS, and 720p videos in 240 fps. The front-facing camera is accompanied with something called ‘Retina Flash’, which is nothing but the screen acting like a strobe flash that can brighten upto 2x its usual brightness setting. So, you can now take better selfies even in low-light conditions. Also, panorama images will now have a higher 63-megapixel resolution, thanks to the new processor and the camera sensor.

In terms of connectivity, these iPhones have Nano-SIM card slots, and come with 4G LTE-A with a maximum download speeds of upto 600Mb/s. The home button now has the second-generation TouchID fingerprint sensor beneath it for faster fingerprint recognition. There’s dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with MIMO for faster data access over the network, and Bluetooth 4.2 + LE. The iPhone 6s comes with an 1,715 mAh battery, while the iPhone 6s Plus comes with a larger 2,915 mah battery. There’s still no wireless or fast charging, so they’ll take twice as much time to charge fully as newer competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z5. Apple also announced new options for leather and silicon cases as well as colour-matched metallic docks for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.



Wednesday 9 September 2015

YU Yunique snapdragon 410 powered smartphone launched for 4999.


YU today at a press event in Delhi launched another handset called the YU Yunique. This is a dual SIM handset with 4G LTE support and houses the snapdragon 410 quad core processor. Yunique is priced at 4,999 and it will be available exclusively on Snapdeal.com.

The YU Yunique weight is just 128 grams and it is 8.3mm thick. It sports a 4.7 inch screen with corning gorilla glass 3 protection, supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resol

ution. Like the other YU handsets this one runs Android Lollipop 5.1 with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and micro SD card support (32GB max).


The handset houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) 64 bit 1.2GHz quad core processor with Adreno 306 GPU. The Yunique will also include an 8MP AF camera with LED flash on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. Key features are 4G, 3G, 2G, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This handset gets power from a 2000 mAh battery that delivers up to 7 hours of talk time.

Thursday 3 September 2015

Yu to launch new product on 8th September 2015.


YU Televentures a Micromax brand has sent out invites for a press event on 8th September 2015. Most likely they will launch their 4th device on that day. YU CEO Rahul Sharma has not directly revealed or given any hint but did mention that something really cool is coming up. YU had started it journey with Yureka and then launched the Yuphoria and came the Yureka Plus. They also launched other devices like the YU Fit. The company could launch another smartphone next week, we will have to wait and see what they will come up with.

Rahul Sharma has also confirmed that the device that will be unveiled on 8th will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal.com.

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact announced at IFA


At the IFA 2015 event in Berlin, Sony announced the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Premium and the Xperia Z5 Compact. These handsets will be launched globally within few weeks/months. The pricing details have not yet been revealed.

Sony Xperia Z5 is Snapdragon 810 octa core powered coupled with Adreno 430 GPU. This handset is running Lollipop 5.1 over a 5.2 inch Triluminos screen supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. There is 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and micro SD card support of up to 200GB. The Xperia Z5 also comes packed with a 23MP primary camera using Sony EXMOR RS Sensors with 4K video recording capabilities. The front camera is of 5MP resolution. Key features are 4G, 3G, finger print scanner (on power button), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi. This handset houses a 2900 mAh battery with quick charge 2.0 support.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is also powered by snapdragon 810 octa core processor and comes with 23MP rear camera + 5MP front camera. Most of the features are same when compared with Z5, however the Z5 Premium sports a 5.5 inch screen with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution, handset is dust and waterproof, the power button doubles up as the finger print scanner and the Premium gets power from a 3430 mAh battery. This handset will be available with dual / single SIM options.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact sports a 4.6 inch Triluminos screen supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. This handset is also using the snapdragon 810 64 bit octa core processor running Lollipop but with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and 200GB external storage support. A 23MP camera is packed on the rear with LED flash support and a 5MP on the front. The Z5 Compact is dust and water resistant. Key features are 4G, 3G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Wi-Fi. The Compact houses a 2700 mAh battery.




Huawei Mate S octa core powered smartphone announced at IFA 2015


Huawei Technologies have reveled the Huawei Mate S at the IFA 2015 event in Berlin. This handset is using the Kirin 935 octa core chipset sporting a 5.5 inch FHD screen. Mate S is using the Force Touch display that can actually sense the pressure (light tap to deep press).

Huawei Mate S will be running Lollipop version 5.1.1 with Emotion UI 3.0. The handset is loaded with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage space (128GB max). Screen as mentioned is 5.5 inch supporting 1920 x 1080p resolution. It using an aluminium body and smartphone is splash resistant.

It houses the HiSilicon Kirin 935 64 bit octa core chipset coupled with Mali T628 GPU. Mate S comes with a 13MP primary camera with dual LED flash and 8MP secondary camera. The front camera also comes with front flash support. Key features are 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth. The Mate S also includes a finger print scanner.
Weight with battery is 156 grams and thickness is 7.2mm. Huawei Mate S will be using a 2700 mAh battery and will be priced at $732.

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Samsung Gear S2, S2 3G and S2 Classic the next smartwatches announced


Samsung Mobiles have announced the range of Gear S2 smartwatches, called the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, Samsung Gear S2 3G and the Samsung Gear S2. Going by the name one can easily guess that the Gear S2 will be the cheapest, the S2 3G will come with 3G support and the S2 Classic may be a bit pricey.

The Gear S2, S2 3G and the S2 Classic version all come with near about the same specifications with minor charges in the specs. Gear S2 and S2 Classic are using dual core processor clocked at 1GHz, whereas the Gear S2 3G, since it supports 3G (the S2 / S2 Classic does not support 3G) is using a different dual core processor also clocked at 1GHz.

All of these S2 wearable sport a 1.2 inch screen (circular dial) sporting 360 x 360 pixels resolution. It is running Tizen based wearable platform with Samsung Gear Apps support. The watch also comes loaded with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. These watches are dust / water resistant (IP68 certified).

There are light, accelerometer, barometer, heart rate and Gyro sensors. Common features are Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. The S2 3G however comes with extra features like 3G/2G and voice calling. When it comes to the battery (with wireless charging) the S2 and the S2 classic gets power from a 250 mAh battery and the S2 3G houses a 300 mAh battery.

There are light, accelerometer, barometer, heart rate and Gyro sensors. Common features are Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. The S2 3G however comes with extra features like 3G/2G and voice calling. When it comes to the battery,  the S2 and the S2 classic gets power from a 250 mAh battery and the S2 3G houses a 300 mAh battery.