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It would not be the first time that a Chinese OEM has beaten the likes of Samsung and LG in being the first smartphone to sport the most powerful flagship chip from Qualcomm for the year. LeEco had done it before and it looks like Xiaomi could be doing the same in 2018. According to a latest rumor on Weibo, the Mi 7 will be released in January and probably before the S9 or the LG G7. Now, one needs to keep in mind that a separate rumor has predicted that both the flagships form LG and Samsung will also be making appearances in January-February. Yes, things are getting very confusing right now, but what can be said for certain is the fact that all the three handsets will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (unannounced) SoC.


According to the rumor, the Xiaomi Mi 7 could also be sporting a 6-inch OLED panel and 6GB/8GB of RAM. Since traditionally, Mi flagship range phones have all been rather small, we would have to guess that either the rumor is misinformed or Xiaomi is going for a borderless display, just like the S8 or Xiaomi's own Mi Mix 2!


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



In a market that's filled with smartphones and tablets which sport 2GB of RAM and where 4GB is still the choice for plenty of flagship devices, LeEco is probably developing a smartphone that will sport 8GB of RAM! Considering the fact that we have only just started to see 6GB RAM in a smartphone, this is surprising news indeed.


According to the rumor, the upcoming flagship smartphone from LeEco will not only have 8GB of RAM, but it will also sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 CPU that's significantly more powerful than even the mighty SD 820. If the rumor is true, then the phone will possibly be almost as powerful as a mid-range laptop running on Windows. There should be a 25-megapixel rear camera accompanying all that processing power as well. The report suggests that it should be available for purchase at a price of around CNY 3,000/€405/$455, which is certainly not that much, considering the hardware!


This news, if proven true, will definitely raise the question, how much is too much? Nonetheless, with the advent of Android N, which will support significantly better graphics than Marshmallow, the OS might actually be able to make use of all that memory. As the RAM within an Android device is shared in-between the processor and the graphics card, the memory is undeniably responsible for the device's graphical performance.


Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Just a few days ago, we heard reports about Samsung's Project Valley being in the last stages of development, but it looks like Lenovo has beaten Samsung here with a demo at the Lenovo Tech World Conference 2016. As expected, Lenovo also revealed the Moto Z and Moto Z Force modular smartphones at the conference.



We had been hearing a lot about foldable displays for a while now, but Lenovo brought those rumors to life when it unveiled a smartphone (dubbed CPlus) that becomes a smartwatch if you fold it around your wrist. To add more to that, the Chinese OEM also unleashed the Folio tablet, which becomes a portable smartphone if you fold it from the middle.



In addition to these innovative pieces of technology, Lenovo revealed the Phab2 Pro, which is the first ever smartphone based on Google's Project Tango. The smartphone will offer unprecedented features in terms of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.



That's a lot of unveilings and innovations for one event! Which one surprised you the most? We find the Folio and the CPlus to be most impressive because of the advantages and conveniences they will provide to their users.


Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

 



A slow smartphone leads to frustration, whether you're booting up an online game or checking your text messages. However, you don't have to give up on your phone just because it's gotten a little lethargic. Instead, try these safe, simple hacks to make your smartphone faster.


Remove Transition Animations


Image via Flickr by Janitors


You might have noticed that your iPhone produces animated transitions between screens. While these animations might seem simple, they can slow down your phone when you need its memory most. Fortunately, you can disable animations in iOS 7, which will free up memory for other tasks. This process will also remove the parallax effects from icons and other on-screen graphics.


Find the settings app on your iPhone, click on the General tab, and find the menu labeled Accessibility. Just tap the Reduce Motion option. It will shift from off to on, disabling animations. Restart the device to apply the change. Now your phone can devote its resources to games, apps, texting, and streaming instead of delivering flashy animations on the interface.


Clear Your Phone's Memory


Even though the Apple iPhone 7 features 32GB of memory, you might need to clear the memory to make space for new data. In older versions of iOS, you had to factory reset the device to clear the memory. That meant losing all of your contacts, game progress, text messages, and call logs. However, the latest versions give you a shortcut that doesn't put your valuable data at risk.


First, back up your phone to the iCloud after connecting to Wi-Fi. Consider doing this once a month or so to protect your data. Next, hold down the Sleep button for several seconds. The screen for shutting down your smartphone should appear. Release the Sleep button and hold down the Home button. When the Home screen comes up, you'll know that you've successfully flushed your iPhone's memory.


Move Your Photos to External Storage


If you don't want to clear your phone's memory entirely, but your device seems sluggish, consider shifting your photos and other files to the cloud or external storage. You can do this with both iOS and Android devices. Simply connect your device to your computer, external hard drive, or the cloud, find where your photos are stored on your phone, and move them over to the other device.


Many people take hundreds of photos every month with their smartphones. Clearing them out will make more storage space for future photos, and you won't consume as much of your smartphone's memory, which should make the device run faster.


Remove Unused Files and Apps


Running too many apps can turn your smartphone into a sluggish machine. You might have downloaded many apps since you bought the phone, then never even used some of them. Take a tour through your apps list and delete any that you no longer use.


Next, go through your photo and video files. In addition to moving them to other storage, you can also delete files that you no longer want. Blurry photos, dark videos, and other undesirable files often linger on smartphones even though they'll never be posted on Facebook, printed out, sent to friends, or even looked at again.


Delete the Browser Cache


If you use your smartphone to browse the internet, delete the browser cache every week or two. The cache files take up significant space on your smartphone's hard drive, which can slow it down. You can empty the browser cache no matter which browser you use. Typically, you'll enter the browser settings and find the History menu. From there, you can delete the cache and anything else you no longer need.


Keep in mind that your smartphone might even store browser information from other devices if they're connected on the same Wi-Fi network. If you use your home computer, tablet, or other devices to surf the web, delete the browser caches on all devices to help them run faster.


Don't spend all day staring at loading screens or waiting for your browser to catch up. Instead, try these suggestions to make your smartphone faster and more convenient.



Andy Rubin is one of the major names associated with the initial development of the Android OS and he even handled the OS for Google, before he left the company in 2014. After leaving Google, Andy Rubin started a company named Playground Global, which acted as a tech incubator. According to recent reports, he is associated in the development of an upcoming high-end smartphone. His second company, named Essential Products Inc. will be launching the smartphone in question, along with "a suite of consumer hardware products, including ones for the mobile and smart home."


Although much isn't revealed about this surprise smartphone in the making, but the report does mention that it will sport a bezel-less display, as well as a modular design similar to what we saw with the Moto Z or the LG G5. The magnetic connector used for the modularity is said to be propriety, although selective third party enhancements will be supported. A spherical high-resolution 360-degree camera will be one of the first modular upgrade options for the phone, developed by Essential Products themselves.


Other specifications that we know of include a ceramic back, a metal frame, a 5.7-inch or bigger pressure sensitive edgeless display and a release date that's set somewhere near the middle of the year. Did this get you interested or do you think it will be "just another smartphone?"


  Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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With the number of applications and basic functionality only increasing, people are spending more and more time on their smartphones.


Checking your email and instant messages, surfing the Internet, watching videos, posting on social media sites, and playing video games can be great pastimes and studies have shown today's smartphone users in the United States are doing all of that, spending about one-third of their waking hours on the phone. Unfortunately, most of this activity is not very productive, but there are ways to turn it all around and get your smartphone working for you.


In fact, there are literally dozens of smartphone apps on the market where users can earn real money and rewards, instead of just wasting time.


Live Life On The Go


Imagine an app that paid you for going about the business of your day and chronicling your activity the same way you already do on social media.


Gigwalk' is such an app for iOS and Android users. This app pays you to do things like visit certain retail outlets or restaurants in your area. The catch is you might have to take pictures or make videos about the experience, but if you're as active on social media as most smartphone users, you're probably already doing that anyway.


Play Online Poker


Playing online poker is one of the original ways to earn money on the Internet. Considered a skill game more than just a gamble, there's millions of dollars being fought over on online poker sites every week.


Online poker giant PokerStars offers a full slate of mobile apps to help you brush up on your poker skills and play the game on the go. There may be some risk involved, but the rewards can be plentiful.


Watch Videos


If you're interested in the latest games and apps for your smartphone, you might already be watching promotional videos without getting paid for it. ‘AppTrailers' can make sure that never happens again. This app offers users credits for watching videos of different app promotions, including videos from some of the most popular video game designers in the market today, like EA and Rovio.


The app is free and the more videos you watch the more points you earn and the points are redeemable for things like PayPal cash and Amazon Gift Cards.


‘The Watch & Earn' app is another option. This app gives users coins for watching promotional app videos as well as downloading the apps themselves. The coins can be traded in for gift cards from places including Amazon and Google Play, as well as PayPal cash.


Download Apps


If you're downloading and checking out all the latest apps for your smartphone already, there's no reason not to get paid for it. ‘AppBounty' pays out gift cards to users who download the apps it suggests. The rewards include gift cards for the Playstation Network, XBox, and iTunes among others.


Similarly, ‘Tap Cash Rewards' hands out Skype, Google Play, and Target gift cards to users who download apps and log in every day.


‘Cash Gift - Free Gift Cards' is another free app that takes earning money by downloading apps to the next level. Not only does the app offer the opportunity to earn by downloading apps and watching promotional videos, but it will pay you for completing certain tasks as well. ‘Cash Gift - Free Gift Cards' offers gift cards for the Google Play Store, Amazon and PayPal and the app claims it has paid out more than $1 million in cash to users already.


Take Surveys


They say opinions are like noses, as everybody has one. Apps like ‘Survey Mini' and ‘Surveys On The Go' can make sure you get paid for them.


‘Survey Mini' helps users earn money by answering survey questions about locations they go to. It works in conjunction with the GPS on your smartphone.


In the meantime, ‘Surveys On The Go' hosts a number of surveys about the latest TV shows and movies, or specific products and shopping experiences.



Several voices both inside and outside the smartphone industry have been quoted saying that handsets have reached the pinnacle of their evolution in their current form. Today, smartphones are more powerful than the average desktop PC was a few years ago, millions of times faster than the computers used to send a man to the moon. At the same time, statistics have shown that the majority of smartphone owners don't even use a fraction of their handsets' processing power. The majority of smartphone owners use them to play games, known to be the most demanding type of smartphone apps, but most of the time these games are simple, casual titles, mobile pokie games, word games, and their likes, hardly a challenge for even a two-year-old handset.


Considering the lack of exciting news on the smartphone market, and the release of a great variety of high-performance and affordable smartphone models, it seems safe to say that we should reconsider our future smartphone purchases and focus on accessibility rather than hype.


Samsung Galaxy S7, the best example


Samsung's Galaxy S7 was surrounded by a lot of excitement before its release in February 2017. When it hit the shelves, though, users couldn't hide their disappointment with the handset. Compared to the previous year's flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, the S7 failed to produce any significantly new and exciting features. It had the same size screen with the same resolution and pixel density, it had a slightly faster system-on-a-chip, a newer GPU, it had 1GB of extra RAM and a slightly improved performance. In short, nothing that would've justified switching from the Galaxy S6 to the Galaxy S7.


Now let's take a look at another Samsung model released in 2016, the J7. Compared to the same Galaxy S6, it brought forth several improvements, including a newer chipset, a larger screen, a dedicated MicroSD slot (the S6 didn't have one), FM radio (something many of us still appreciate today), a larger battery with longer battery life, and a price tag that made it much more affordable at the time than the previous year's flagship model. In short, a phone with enough performance to be a perfect choice for everyday use, without the need to sell an arm and a leg to buy it.


The performance gap


The performance gap between "affordable" and "flagship" handsets becomes narrower every year. One of this year's more affordable smartphone models, the Galaxy A7 (2017), has a price tag almost $300 lower than any of last year's Samsung flagships, coupled with a performance that's not too different compared to these models. An average user will surely not notice the difference in performance between the two but welcome the price difference nonetheless.


Considering all of the above, I think it's safe to say that we shouldn't focus on flagship models anymore. They might be the ones surrounded by the biggest hype in the press but this doesn't make them the right ones for us - and they shouldn't be the models we desire the most.



Next time you pick up your phone, you could also be picking up cash.


As mobile devices become increasingly "smarter," it is harder than ever for users to put down their phones. In 2016, Ofcom reported that nearly two thirds of UK's population now own a smartphone. The study showed that this group spends nearly two hours every day using their mobile devices to browse the internet, shop online or post on social media. If you are one of these frequent mobile users, then it's time you started earning extra money online. After all, your time is valuable too.


Making money right from your mobile device has never been easier. While there are virtually unlimited options, these four ways may be the quickest.


Download Apps That Pay


There are numerous apps that will pay you for your time. This may sound too good to be true, but it is incredibly simple as long as you have the free time.


Some apps, like Shopkick or Easy Shift, let you earn money by visiting stores you already shop at anyway. Scan barcodes and check prices to help businesses check their retail products. Companies will even pay you for putting their advertisements on your phone's lock screen.


If you want to get out and be more active, Gigwalk posts tasks related to verifying the name or location of street signs, roads or landmarks. GymPact will pay you to work out and then charge you for missed days, helping hold you accountable for your exercise routine.


Each app offers a different pay scale. Research which earning rate and activity level is right for you.


Play Online Games for Money


Online gaming isn't just sitting in front of your computer. There are websites that offer the chance to earn real money simply by playing.


Fantasy sports websites have become increasingly popular because of their strategy-based game play and immediate results. Learning the details of how to play these games successfully, however, can be overwhelming. You have to have a strong knowledge base in these various sports in order to be profitable.


If you are looking for something equally fun and easier to play, try online gambling websites. Live casino and betting websites feature classic card and table games that anyone can jump right in and play. Try your luck spinning the Roulette wheel or double down with a hand of Blackjack.


These games are such a great way to put a little extra cash in your wallet because you get to play while also making money.


Sell Your Stuff Online


Using your smartphone can turn cleaning out your closet into quick cash.


By posting unwanted or unused items on eBay, you can check two different items on your to-do list; you can make money and get rid of clutter.
If you like crafts, Etsy is another great resource that can match your talents with a potential buyer. Create hand-made products, post them to your portal and sell them immediately.


Although both of these give you huge ability to make money, there are some barriers to instant success. In order to actually sell goods on these websites, you must have a product that is in demand and that someone is willing to buy. Selling on these platforms require skill and patience. Both of these problems can be solved with research and studying effective selling strategies. And, even though these companies will take a small fee, it is still cheaper than starting and promoting your own business website.


Offer Freelance Work


You may not have a product to sell, but you might have a skill.


Whether it is writing, drawing, editing or just offering advice, there is growing market for services online. Known as the "gig" economy, you can sell a variety of specialty services through companies, such as Fiverr. Since you are paid by the project and your starting pay may be small, you may have to build a client base and generate positive reviews before you can really begin to earn.


If you are into photography, you could sell you work to a large, resource website, like Shutterstock. Because this doesn't require much effort to do, many people take advantage of this opportunity. You may have to be persistent and creative to get your items sold.


 

Unknown to many, Sharp was the original company who introduced the world's first bezel-less or borderless Android smartphone with the Aquos Crystal. Although the credit has to go to Xiaomi for refining it further with the Mi Mix and giving us the world's most advanced bezel-less smartphone at the time. However, Sharp is not about to go out of the game it seems as the latest leak on Weibo is pointing towards another borderless smartphone from the Japanese company. From what we can see, it may resemble the Essential Phone in the way that it has a hole near the top of the display to allow for the front camera.

 

Rumored to be the FS8010, this one won't be packing flagship specs like the upcoming Mi Mix 2 or any other borderless smartphone. Check it out below (based on what the rumors have provided us with so far).

 

5.5-inch 1080 x 2040 flat, borderless LCD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Single 12-mp camera
8-mp front camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougat

 

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Samsung's upcoming Galaxy X is the supposed foldable smartphone that never arrived even after years of speculations and predictions. However, the era of foldable smartphones is finally here, thanks to ZTE's brand new experimental smartphone, the Axon M.


The Axon M sports two 5.2-inch displays of identical properties, which can be folded in the middle to make for a more portable package. The phone still feels quite bulky due to the thickness, but it's the world's first phone which makes carrying around a potentially 10.4-inch display in your pocket, a feasible option.

 

 

Apart from the dual 1080p 5.2-inch LCD FHQ displays, it also sports a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a single 20-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and dual image stabilization and 64GB of internal storage with micro-SD card slot. In the US, the ZTE Axon M will be available exclusively on AT&T for roughly $699. Check out the video by The Verge to see the ZTE Axon M in action.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


DOOGEE X5

 

DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G is an affordable Android smartphone with a very good specs that matches any mid-range device that is currently in the market that will only cost you as low as ($79.99). DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box, so you won't need any extra updates.

 

DOOGEE

 

DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G packs a 64bit Quad-Core CPU with 2GB Ram so there is no worries in terms of performance, it also has a 5.0-inch IPS Full HD screen (1920 x 1080) and a 16GB internal memory storage.

 

DOOGEE

 

As for the Design, the DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G has a very stylish modern curved design, Prue Android UI, many colors and styles. For better User experience, the device packs smart gestures, like you can double tap to wake the device up and unlock it without reaching to the power button.

 

DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G Specification:

 

doogee

 

Basic Information
Brand: DOOGEE
Type: 4G Smartphone
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
System Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Thai, Greek, Ukrainian, Croatian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card

 

Hardware
CPU: MTK6735 64bit
Cores: Quad Core
GPU: Mali-T720
RAM: 2GB RAM
ROM: 16GB
External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)

 

doogee

 

Network
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GSM, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

 

Display
Screen type: IPS
Screen size: 5.0 inch
Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720)

 

Camera
Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back-camera : 5.0MP (SW8.0MP)
Front camera: 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
Flashlight: Yes
Camera Functions: HDR, Face Beauty, Anti Shake
Video recording: Yes

 

doogee

 

Media Formats
Picture format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Music format: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC
Video format: WMV, 3GP, AVI, MP4
MS Office format: Excel, Word, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK

 

Other Features
I/O Interface: 3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB Slot
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features: E-book, FM, MP3, Video Call, MP4, Bluetooth, People, GPS, 3G, Gravity Sensing, Browser, Wi-Fi

 

Battery
Battery Capacity (mAh): 2400mAh

 

Package Contents
Cell Phone: 1
Battery: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
English Manual : 1

 

Dimensions
Product size: 14.3 x 7.22 x 0.88 cm / 5.62 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches
Package size: 18 x 12 x 6 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.130 kg
Package weight: 0.500 kg

 

doogee

 

You can Pre-order your DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G from GearBest for very very low price of $79.99 (Discount:50% off + FREE SHIPPING) form the LINK HERE. Hurry, it's a limited time offer!

 


 

Huawei P8 GRA 4G smartphone that was announced back in April is now available worldwide via Gearbest. It is an unlocked smartphone that can be used with most telecom operators around the world.

 

Huawei P8 with HUAWEI Hisilicon 935 octa core 2.6GHz Android 5.0 operation system. 3GB RAM and 64GB R0M, support TF card up to 128GB which allows enough space for you to download freely. 5.2 inch screen allows the user to view videos and play games at a comfortable size as well as clearly due to this phone's 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution. With the high end dual cameras, front 8.0 MP, black 13.0 MP with flashlight auto focus,you can record the happy moment easily. It is absolutely a good choice to buy Huawei Ascend P8.

 

HUAWEI P8 GRA 4G Full Specification:


Brand: HUAWEI
Type: 4G Smartphone
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.0
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Nano SIM Card

 


Hardware

CPU: Kirin 930
Cores: Octa Core, 2.0GHz
RAM: 3GB RAM
ROM: 16GB
External memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)


Network

Wireless Connectivity: GPS, GSM, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, 4G
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1700/1800/2100/2600MHz


Display

Screen type: IPS, Capacitive
Screen size: 5.2 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 434

 


Camera

Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: with flash light, 13.0MP
Front camera: 8.0MP
Video recording: Yes


Media Formats

Picture format: GIF, BMP, PNG, JPEG
Music format: AAC, MP3, WAV
Video format: MP4, H.264, H.263, 1080P, 3GP, AVI
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK


Other Features

I/O Interface: TF/Micro SD Card Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Micro USB Slot
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Google Play Store: Yes
OTG : Yes
Additional Features: Browser, Proximity Sensing, Wi-Fi, NFC, MP3, FM, OTG, MP4, Video Call, Light Sensing, WAP, Bluetooth, MMS, GPS, 4G, 3G, People


Battery

Battery Capacity (mAh): 2600mAh
Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer Battery, Non-removable


Package Contents
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1


Dimensions

Product size: 14.49 x 7.21 x 0.64 cm / 5.69 x 2.83 x 0.25 inches
Package size: 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.144 kg
Package weight: 0.500 kg


You can order t
he HUAWEI P8 GRA 4G Smartphone on GearBest for $449.99 from HERE, limited quantity available.

 



2016 is the year that has given the hopes to the Nokia fans owing to its return to the smartphone arena. As per the terms of buyout by Microsoft, the Finnish giant's mobile business could not compete with Microsoft and hence didn't manufacture any smartphone under the Nokia brand. That agreement became void on December 31, 2015 and the fans can quite excited by the sheer imagination of what could happen in the future. One probable smartphone for a 2016 release came into limelight in leaked images before a few weeks and now once again different set of pictures of the same device have found their way to the internet.


If there is one sure shot information that can be told about the design of the smartphone, then we'd say that the device is quite boxy. This is not in a negative way, especially taking into account the all-metal body, crossed only by a pair of antenna lines on the back. Other device controllers that can be spotted on the phone are a volume adjuster on the left side and a power button below the device. On the other side, we can see a well isolated cover, most likely a space for the SIM tray and microSD card slot. That can mean IP rating, but let's not go overboard.


It is also quite compelling to see that the newly released pics of the phone seems to be from different unit, as doesn't have prototype marks of the first one. This actually adds to the genuineness of the leak and eventually would mean that the smartphone is essentially one of the three new Nokia smartphones going for a release this year.



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HTC One A9

 

HTC One A9 is latest smartphone from HTC and the first non-Nexus device to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset is supposed to freshen up the HTC portfolio and give another chance of the otherwise struggling One lineup.

 

The HTC One A9 is built around a 5" AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and is the first to run on the Snapdragon 617 chip. The SoC employs an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and another four A53 ticking at 1.2GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on the version.

 

HTC says it designed the One A9 from scratch, blending signature elements of its previous phones, such as the antenna stripes on the back. The A9's unibody is made entirely of metal, with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass shielding the entire front.

 

One A9


HTC One A9 Specifications


HTC One A9 is quite thin at just 7.2mm of thickness and it seems like a pocket-friendly chap with the 5" screen and the 143g of weight.

 

The main camera of the One A9 packs 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording (the Snapdragon 617 doesn't support 4K). It supports RAW capturing and Hyperlapse (stabilized time-lapse) videos. The front snapper has a 4MP UltraPixel sensor and a bright F/2.0 aperture.

 

One A9

 

HTC One A9 comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage, expandable via a microSD slot. LTE connectivity is naturally supported, while a new high-power DAC that promises unmatched audio experience.

 

Marshmallow A9

 

The Home key of the HTC One A9 doubles as an always-on fingerprint scanner, which will unlock your device even while the display is turned off. You can also use the sensor for Play Store payments thanks to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the A9 right out of the box.

 

HTC One A9 is powered by a 2150 mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you'll have to buy a proper 15W HTC charger if you want to charge your battery lightning fast.

 

One A9


HTC One A9 will be available worldwide in a price of 600 EURO (about $580) by Early November,2015.

 





If the rumors are to be believed, then HTC could be Google's partner for making at least one of the Nexus devices this year. The HTC 10 was received very well around the world by critics and that is the main reason as to why many are of the opinion that the next Nexus is possibly going to be best one made so far.


A concept model of the rumored HTC Nexus that is based on the HTC 10 has been made by a Reddit user. As expected, it shows the fingerprint scanner to be on the back of the smartphone, just below the rear camera. A metallic body much like the HTC 10 and two front firing speakers from the Taiwanese flagship also make their way to this concept model of the Nexus 2016. The big Nexus branding at the back reminds us of the fact that we are looking at the next Nexus and not the HTC 10.


Another rumor suggests that HTC will be making not one, but two devices for Google this year. The first one will be taking the place of the LG-made Nexus 5X, while the second one will replace the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. If the speculations are correct, then the devices will be using 5" and 5.5" displays respectively.


As is always the case with Nexus devices, they will both be launched with Android N right out of the box. Since Android N has in-built support for pressure-sensitive displays and functions, we expect features similar to Apple's 3D Touch to show up on the latest Nexus smartphones. Google is allegedly working on a Nexus VR device as well, so we expect the Nexus 2016 smartphones to also support virtual reality. We should get to know what's what before the devices get their expected release prior to Q3, 2016.

 




Samsung Electronics has appointed D.J. Koh, the big boss of mobile research and development, as the new chief of the company's mobile communications business. This move comes after setbacks in Samsung's mobile business during the operation period of the former head J.K. Shin, including an underestimation of demand for the Galaxy S6 edge, while overestimating demand for the Galaxy S6 with a non-curved screen.


Actually Samsung's growth deteriorated in early 2014 as Apple experienced something of a revival. The demand for its iPhones, particularly in China increased, while low-cost Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Huawei also got boost in sales. Just like the problems faced by Nokia some years ago, Samsung's mid-range smartphones have been getting crushed on both the high end and low end by its competitors.


Analysts said that the moves at the mobile division were an apparent admission that the change was very much needed, as they did not expect a new strategy to come up any time soon. According to Chang Sea-jin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology business professor - "Koh is basically the same person as Shin". Analysts have reported that Samsung needed to ramp up its software and services offerings to rejuvenate its mobile business, but Koh, who has held mobile business roles since 2006, had an engineering background like Shin. Chang said that "There is no real change and Samsung appears to be continuing on the hardware-centric path".


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Samsung featured as top smartphone vendor in the world in the third quarter of 2015 and the arch rival Apple is following them, as per latest report from research organisation, Digitimes Research. While the South Korean tech giant acquired 25.6% market share in Q3, the iPhone maker managed to get 14.5% share.


This is actually quite obvious considering Samsung ships a very large variety of handsets - from the entry level to the mid-range along with good number of flagship models as well. We can be sure that they have a far larger market share, and that makes Apple's iPhone sales all the more impressive (since it is a fact that there is no such thing as a cheap current generation unlocked iPhone).


As for the rest of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world, they are Huawei standing at 7.4%, Lenovo at fourth position with 4.8% and LG is just behind Lenovo's share with 4.5% of the market. Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has come to 6th spot with 3.8% market share, whereas Sony and Microsoft far away with 2% and 1.7% share, respectively. Last quarter we saw 331.9 million smartphones shipped internationally, and this also shows that there is a year-on-year increase of 7.7%.


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It seems Samsung is about to reduce the number of smartphones shipment 2016. Local retailers in South Korea got a message from the company yesterday that next year they should expect 12% decline in sales .


Samsung hasn't given any official information that gives us insight into the primary reasons of this cut down, but we believe it might be because of gradually saturated marketplace across the globe. Smartphones have become part and parcel of our lives in the modern era. Although the over the last decade there was huge demand to own a smartphone resulting in a lucrative market for manufacturers, now it looks like we're approaching more of a stagnant mode as more and more buyers are becoming satisfied with their device.


Samsung, which has captured 5th of the present marketplace share, informs that they will be producing smartphones in between 420 and 430 million over the next one year. As reported by them they will be highly focused on manufacturing smartphones for the developing countries. This is logical considering company like Xiaomi got initial traction and sales-boost by selling entry level Android phones. Even though they are planning to focus more on budget smartphones, the high-end smartphone - Galaxy S7 to slated for release in early 2016.


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Are you a fan of the curved or Edge displays by Samsung? If not so, then you better start getting used to them because Samsung might not make flat screen variants for its future Galaxy S smartphones. In the words of Koh Dong-jin, who is the president of Samsung Mobiles,


"Samsung has considered that it would make the Edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone line-up if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen)."


We are pretty much sure that the reception and sales of the newly released Galaxy Note 7 with dual curved display will play a very important role in determining the future of the Galaxy S8. As no flat screen Note 7 variants were released this year, if this move turns out to be a success, the S8 may very well, follow the same trend next year. Even if they do not eliminate the flat display completely by 2017, the focus will definitely shift onto the Edge displays, provided the Note 7 manages to satisfy the customers as much as Samsung hopes it will.


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If you have been following us, you probably have a pretty good idea about what to expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already. But just in case you don't have an idea, have a look at some these recent renders released by VRS Design while listing their new range of cases for the Note 7.



The pictures do not reveal anything to us that we do not know already but they sure are reinforcing the rumors almost to the point of becoming facts. We can see the S-Pen's top end poking out from the bottom right S-Pen slot and the expected USB Type-C port makes its appearance in this render as well. What we do not see clearly however, are the three lenses of the rumoured retina scanner. Given that the images do not show the retina scanner to be absent either, don't lose hope yet! Additionally, we can see the dual Edge display, the ambient light sensor, the front camera, the rear camera and the dual tone flash.


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Samsung bagged the highest market share in the smartphone space by acquiring 21.4% worldwide last quarter, up by 1.4% from last year, as per recent data released by market research company IDC.


The South Korean giant sold 85.6 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2015, which is 10 million more than the number released last year in the same quarter. But Apple has managed to stick to the second spot by selling 74.8 million iPhones last quarter and acquiring 18.7% market share. Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi entered the league of top five makers with 8.1%, 5.1%, and 4.6% share, respectively.



In 2015, there was no overall change in the market share with Samsung retaining the top spot by shipping 325 million smartphones and Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi following to suite by shipping 231.5, 106.6, 74.0, and 70.8 million devices, respectively.


Among the top five manufacturers the Chinese firm Huawei achieved the highest year-on-year growth. "Usually the conversation in the smartphone market revolves around Samsung and Apple, but Huawei's strong showing for both the quarter and the year speak to how much it has grown as an international brand," stated Melissa Chau, who is a Senior Research Manager of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic slowdown in China, Huawei is one of the few brands from China that has successfully diversified worldwide, with almost half of its shipments going outside of China. Huawei is poised to be in a good position to hold onto a strong number 3 over the next year." In comparison to the total smartphones shipped worldwide, in 2015 10.1% increment was reported leading to shipment of 1.4 billion devices.


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According to the South Korean website, Newsis, Samsung will not be releasing multiple flagship devices throughout the year in 2017, as it has been doing for many years now. Instead, they will concentrate on just one single flagship grade smartphone in the entire year. What this basically translates to is that Samsung will possibly not be releasing a Galaxy Note smartphone in 2017. The move is an obvious effect of the Galaxy Note 7 disaster which will cost the company billions of dollars. This move will ensure that a tight schedule to release multiple high-end smartphones within a very short time frame does not affect the quality of the upcoming devices from the company in any way.


As we know that the Galaxy S8 is coming early next year for sure, it would be a bit disheartening for the Note fans if the report does turn out to be true. On the other hand, this would also mean that the S8 will receive Samsung's undivided love, attention and care for an entire year. We cannot help but feel a bit excited at what the extra care and attention will bring forth with the Galaxy S8. However, could this mean that the S8 would see a delayed release so that Samsung can endow it with extra features and make sure that it's actually safe?


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Samsung Galaxy Note edge

 

Flexible displays are slowly but surely making their way into our mobile devices. Samsung's first official Smartphone with a flexible curved display is the Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung's next step, however, will be represented by displays that can be "folded in half", according to a senior Samsung executive. The wording seems to imply that the smartphone that will have that screen attached to it will be bendable as well.

 

Samsung's display-making subsidiary is gearing up for production of such panels, and it boasts that it will have the capacity to make 30,000 to 40,000 of them each month by the end of 2015.

 

Note edge

 

Apparently, none of Samsung's competitors will be able to match that production capacity for flexible displays until 2016. And Samsung plans to use its advantage, by coming out with a bendable phone before the end of 2015.

 

That said, "nothing has been decided on the finished product" just yet. But if it does come out in 2015, expect it to be another "limited edition" type thing, just like the Galaxy Note Edge is this year. That's because a mass market flagship will require millions of units being made per month, and not tens of thousands.

 

 

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Samsung

 

Samsung was struggling lately with the profit and market share. In other hands, Motorola, which shipped over 10 million smartphones last quarter, up a whopping 118% compared to the same period of 2013, has said that Samsung might lose its position as the world's top smartphone vendor, just like Nokia and BlackBerry.

 

During an interview with Forbes, Motorola COO Rick Osterloh said, "Every seven years, the person who's been on top of the market has gone away, we are going through one of those fascinating shifts where people are starting to realize that you don't need to pay $600 for a top-tier phone to get a top-tier experience."

 

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He also said that the Lenovo-owned company, which focused on just 10 countries in North America, Europe and Latin America while being owned by Google, has its presence in around 50 countries now, and has plans to enter 10 or 15 more countries this year.

 

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samsung foldable

 

Samsung Innovation Labs are working on some exciting new projects beyond the curved-edge displays. A Samsung official revealed that the company has started using its flexible / bendable display technology to start creating create a foldable Smartphone, that can be folded like a wallet allows combining between the two form factors of any phone (large screen and compact body).

 

Samsung flexible displays

 

The new flexible screen tech has four phases: curved, bent, foldable and rollable. The first two are already a reality, the third one is coming soon while the last one holds promise of displays that are stored like roller blinds.

 

flexible

 

Another report from a Korean new website, says that Samsung will unveil a Flexible and Foldable Tablet by the End of this year (2015). Although this report contradicts Samsung's revelation in an analyst conference in 2013 about foldable devices to be available by 2016-17, industry watchers now foresee the said devices to hit the market by 2015.

 

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samsung india

 

The latest data from Counterpoint Research shows that shipments in the Indian smartphone market for the first quarter of 2015 rose 21% year-over-year. On a sequential basis however, shipments declined 8% from the fourth quarter of 2014. Among smartphone manufacturers, Samsung remained on Top with a 27.8% share of Indian smartphone shipments in Q1. That was down 17% from the 33.3% slice of the Indian smartphone market that Sammy owned in the first quarter of 2014. However, the latest data shows a 1.5% increase on a sequential basis from the fourth quarter of 2014.

 

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Despite shipments that are trending lower, Micromax finished behind Samsung with 15.3% of the Indian smartphone market after the first quarter. That is a decline from the 16.7% slice of the Indian smartphone pie that it owned after last year's first quarter, and the 19.5% Micromax owned after Q4 2014.

 

"There has been significant push by Indian government for "Make in India", and it seems like almost every of the top 10 mobile phone player has expressed their intentions toward setting up a manufacturing plant in India. However, we believe the real "Make in India" developments are still a good 12-18 months away due to the lack of component suppliers' ecosystem. Players like Samsung & Micromax which are already assembling phones in India are well positioned to take advantage of early moves to local manufacturing as compared to other players." - Counterpoint Research.

 

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Samsung

 

Samsung has lost the No.1 spot to Apple back in the fourth quarter of 2014 (Q4 2014). Now, Samsung is back in business taking the lead as the Top Smartphone Maker in the world for the first Quarter of 2015 (Q1 2015).

 

Samsung sold a total of 81.1 million smartphones in the quarter, compared to 60.1 million units sold by rival Apple. However, the South Korean company's market share dropped to 24.2% from 30.4% in the same quarter last year.

 

No.1

 

On the other hand Apple, which overtook Xiaomi to become the leading smartphone vendor in China in Q1, saw its market share rising to 17.9% from 15.3% in Q1, 2014. Lenovo, Huawei, and LG rounded up the top five with 5.9, 4.8, and 4.0% market share, respectively.

 

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Samsung 1.0 ISOCELL

 

Samsung Korea unveiled the industry's first 16MP image sensor for mobile devices with 1.0μm pixels size for smartphones, packing the Model No.S5K3P3 and it entered mass production already.

 

Thanks to its smaller pixels, Samsung has reduced the height of the ISOCELL sensor by 20% in comparison to the currently old utilized 16MP solutions with 1.12μm pixels. With z-height below 5mm, the newcomer will allow hardware designers to create devices with minimal camera protrusion.

 

Samsung S5K3P3 is already made available to device manufacturers. We won't be surprised if the sensor gets featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

 

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Samsung foldable

 

Earlier this year we have reported that Samsung has officially announced that it's building on a bendable/foldable smartphone for this year. Well, it looks like we are getting really close to see this device on markets, it packs codename "Samsung Project Valley" and it has faced some delays and expected to be ready to launch by January,2016.

 

Samsung is reportedly testing both Snapdragon 620 and 820 for the phone. It doesn't become clear if that's for two separate versions of the phone or just looking for the most suitable chipset. Either way, it will have 3GB of RAM.

 

Samsung Project Valley

 

The battery will be non-removable, as the Korean will have to design a custom battery for this device but Samsung Project Valley will allegedly have a microSD slot. The screen will certainly be OLED, there are no bendy LCDs.

 

Project Valley

 

Stay tuned for more info regarding Samsung Project Valley and this whole new series of foldable devices coming from Samsung very soon.

 

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The Project Valley or the Galaxy X is no secret now, especially since rumors have been predicting a release every year for the last few years. Whether or not this is another one of those rumors that doesn't really mean much is something that we will have to wait and find out.


The prototype will not see more than two to three thousand units being manufactured before being released during the first half of the year, according to the report. While that is a remarkably low number for a smartphone to reach public hands, it is quite a high number for a prototype as well. It will possibly be released only to test groups in order to see how the public reacts to the smartphone, before going into mass production with dual-screen devices. The reports of the test or survey will probably determine whether or not most of us will ever see a dual-display touting phone from the Korean giant.


The prototype allegedly has two OLED (Super AMOLED probably) panels that connect with the help of a hinge in-between them. The 180-degree rotation will allow the phone to be carried like a portable smartphone and used like a medium sized tablet. We have heard these things before, so let's just hope it's true this time around.


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There was a big upset last quarter when Apple toppled Samsung from the company's seemingly perpetual hold on the number one position in regard to the global smartphone market share. Of course that was a direct result of the infamous Note 7 disaster and the fact that Samsung did not have any recent major players in the smartphone market during the Holiday season, while every other company did, including Apple. At the end of Q4, 2016, Apple was the global market leader in the smartphone business with a 20.3% market share. Samsung had to settle for the second position with just 18.5% of the market share.


As expected, the tables have changed significantly, according to a new report published by the TrendForce analytics team. Samsung has taken back its number one position from Apple with a whopping 26.1% global market share at the end of Q1, 2017, pushing Apple back to the second position with only 16.9% market share. Considering that the S8 and the S8+ have not even been released yet, we would say these are truly impressive figures and Samsung has finally overcome the shadow of the failed Note 7 now. As the S8 and S8+ will hit stores all around the world in a few weeks, we expect that Q2 results for 2017 will be even more impressive for the Korean giant, despite all the recent controversies surrounding the conglomerate.


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The S5 was released back in 2014 and three years later, it still continues to be on top of America's favourite list of Samsung smartphones. One would think that after so much time and Samsung releasing significantly better smartphones since then, people would have moved on to something more recent, but you would be thinking wrong. According to Kantar World Panel, 15.6% of all Samsung smartphone users in the US are currently using the Galaxy S5. The second and third places are currently being held by the Galaxy S7 (11.5%) and the Galaxy S6 (11.4%) respectively. The Galaxy S7 Edge (5.8%) is surprisingly in the fourth place, in spite of the curved variant being reported as being more popular earlier.


If you are as surprised by this little revelation as we are, then consider the fact that these are the figures AFTER 28% of Samsung users in the country just shifted to a newer Samsung smartphone in the last 12 months! I always thought the Galaxy S5 wasn't much of an upgrade from my S4 back in the day; guess people don't exactly agree, at least not in the US anyway.


Via: Android Authority


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The Q1 results are out and it shows that Samsung is still the number one smartphone manufacturer in India in terms of sales figures. It held the number one position in the immensely profitable Indian market with a share of 26%, which is double that of Xiaomi; the runner-up Chinese brand which is also enormously popular for its extremely high value handsets in the budget segment. The third and the fourth positions were held by Vivo and Oppo with 12% and 10% of the market share. Lenovo just managed to squeeze in at the fifth position with 8%, largely thanks to the Moto brand.


The mid-range section of the Indian smartphone market experienced a boom as the market saw an incredible 158% YOY growth, which is stunning, especially when compared with the current condition of the smartphone business in Europe and the US. Even the premium segment grew by 35% YOY and this is where Samsung (48%) had a close shave with its international arch rival; Apple (43%). It should be noted though that in all segments which includes feature phones, budget phones, mid-rangers, high-end handsets and premium flagships, Samsung came out on top and given how competitive the smartphone market has become in India, that's quite an achievement.


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@OnLeaks and PriceBaba have jointly released a leaked smartphone render which will allegedly be Samsung's first foray into the world of dual camera modules. It isn't the Galaxy Note 8 (which will almost certainly sport a very powerful dual camera module), but instead, it's the rumoured Galaxy C10 (SM-C9100) and C10 Plus (SM-C9150/SM-C9158). Rumors were already predicting that Samsung might expand their Galaxy C line-up further with the C10, but this almost confirms it, given the reliable reputation of the leakster.



The fingerprint sensor seems to be at the front of the device, along with the traditional Home button. The dual camera is of course the highlight of the render, which seems to be in a landscape arrangement; that is one above the other, instead of being side-by-side. Other features seem pretty standard with an USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, loudspeaker, microphone, volume rockers and a power button. Interestingly enough, we are also seeing the Bixby button, but we will have to wait and see if Samsung actually decides to stick with it. You will find the video and the images in the article and after you have taken a good look, do let us know what your thoughts are.



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Samsung only managed to secure a meagre 13% of the global smartphone market's total operating profit, while Apple managed to scoop up 83.4% in Q1 2017! In spite of Samsung outselling Apple globally by millions of handsets in the quarter, they only managed to show an operating profit of $1.57 billion, while Apple posted a figure of $10.1 billion for the same. Samsung experienced a 21.9% decline while Apple saw a 79.8% increase in their respective operating profits.


If you are wondering how it's possible, well, the answer is quite simple really; higher profit margins. Apple enjoys insane profit margins in the range of 30.7%; something that can only be pulled off by Apple because of its brand name. No other company, including Samsung can afford to sell their smartphones with a profit margin that high because no one would buy them. Apple on the other hand knows that people will continue to buy them, irrespective of the price. Samsung is having trouble holding onto even a 9.7% average profit margin due to steep competition from Chinese manufacturers in the low-mid end segment.


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Awards and Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones are not really fresh news in 2017, but just to add one more fat feather to the two smartphone's arsenal, they now also own the title of being the "Best Smartphones" of 2017. The award was given to the S8 and S8+ after judging it on multiple criterions which includes but are not limited to user experience, innovation, performance, value for money and design. The judges who decide on the award are formed of renowned tech-journalists, market influencers, and analysts.


As the Galaxy S8 managed to stay true to all the criterions mentioned here and excelled more than any other in some, it was awarded the most prestigious smartphone award in Asia at the event after the judges reached a unanimous decision. Although it is without a doubt, one of the best smartphones to hit 2017 yet, do you agree with the decision or do you think the award should have gone to some other smartphone? Let us know in the comments.


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Samsung is the global leader when it comes to smartphone sales and market share, but that doesn't mean it's the leader everywhere. Being the most populated and prospective nation in the world, China is now one of the biggest markets for smartphones in the entire world as well. In spite of seeming like the perfect match for each other, Samsung's hold over the local market in China has been reduced to a mere 3% at the end of Q2 2017; the lowest for the company in any other nation where it has a significant presence.


If you are wondering why it is so, there are two main factors at play here. Firstly, the political relationship between South Korea and China is not going very well at the moment. This has resulted in a number of customers rejecting Korea-made products In favor of products from local manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei and the like. Secondly, the competition from the local manufacturers is too steep for Samsung to match up with them under the current situation. In fact, Apple isn't doing too well in the country either as their share in the Chinese market dropped from 8.5% to 8.2% in just a year. Nevertheless, the American company is still doing a lot better than Samsung, given that their market dropped from 7% to just 3% at the end of Q2 2017 in a quarter-on-quarter comparison with 2016.


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Although the Galaxy Note 8 was Samsung's first dual camera smartphone, it most certainly won't be the last. In fact, you should see many models by 2018 which will sport similar optics. However, the only other known smartphone which will likely join the Note 8 in being equipped with two rear cameras in the near future is the Galaxy J7+. It's a slightly enhanced version of the regular Galaxy J7 (2017) if you didn't know that yet.



The photos you see above are allegedly, of the upcoming Galaxy J7+ and it comes to us via a leak on the famous Chinese social networking site Weibo. While we do have a clear idea about the smartphone's specs and these images reveal the rest to us, it is not clear as to when Samsung will be releasing this model. In case you are looking for a low-mid range Samsung smartphone with good imaging capabilities, the J7+ might be a good choice! However, there is no news as to whether or not it will be released in any other markets outside of China.




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Let's admit it, we have been hearing about Samsung preparing a foldable smartphone/tablet for years now, but nothing remarkable or even concrete has been seen so far to confirm that Samsung has any plans of releasing such a device to the consumer market any time soon. Make no mistake, they undoubtedly have the technology to do it as they have shown their foldable displays before at tech-conventions. However, today's leak gives us some more info on the subject that suggests that the mysterious Galaxy X might actually be coming to consumers in 2018.



LetsGoDigital reports that the Korean National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) is inspecting the smartphone as of now. Previous reports had suggested that it already is going through tests necessary for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications. Further info suggests that the model number of the foldable handset will be SM-G888. Check out the screenshot for details. The question is, will you be buying the Galaxy X if it really does come out with a foldable display next year? Let us know in the comments.


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According to a post by Ice Universe (famous leakster), Samsung could very well be working on an ultra-compact smartphone which will likely sport a borderless display as well. When we say ultra-compact, what we really mean is less than 5-inches and although that would not be considered ultra-compact in the old days, it is most certainly so now. It's likely that Samsung will decide to go with the 18.5:9 aspect ratio on the mini display, which would practically make the phone even smaller, thereby justifying the ultra-compact moniker.



If you are interested, then you should know that there is no guarantee that the handset will ever see the light of day. Ice Universe makes that part clear in the post itself. SamMobile is of the opinion that this could very well be the Galaxy A3 (2018) or even the Galaxy S9 Compact, if Samsung does indeed decide to launch the handset of course. Let us know what you think in the comments.


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Android

 

Can't decided which is the Best Android Smartphone for you ?

 

Google released an online tool to help you choose the right Android Smartphone for you. The solution is available via the search giant's Android homepage.

 

The entire process features a nice graphical interface and is quite fun. You can select from twelve different criteria that you find important in a smartphone. They include photography, gaming, texting, and web browsing among others.

 

Android

 

An option to select a dedicated carrier in the United States is available, though not necessary. You can further refine your search results by price and size. You can try out the new Google tool by hitting the source link below.

 

Source [Android.com]

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Android One Phone


Google annouced the Android One program that will replace the Nexus branding line-up in the near future with the latest Android version, good specs in a very low competitive price.

 

The phone, which features dual SIM slots, is listed at Rs. 6,999 (about $115) and packs in a 5MP camera, 2MP front shooter, an FWVGA (854x480) display at 4.5", 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, and a 1700mAh battery. The device from Micromax, readers may recall, is slated to be a dual-SIM device with a 4.5" display at an even less expensive price of "under $100."

 

android one

 

There are just a couple of days left until the official Android One announcement but for now it looks like this is our first peek at Android One hardware. Hit the link below for the full listing.

 

Notethat the Flipkart listing has been pulled for now. It won't take long until it's back again.

 

 

Source (Flipkart)

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android king

 

ALL HAIL THE KING, The latest IDC numbers for smartphone shipments are out, and once again it looks like Android just keeps on moving up. Year over year, Android has gained around 5% in overall market share by number of phones shipped... Android is Now accounts for 84.7% of all smartphone shipments for Q2,2014. Total Android phone shipments for Q2 rose 33.3% year over year, at 191.5 million units.

 

king

 

Meanwhile, Apple's iOS slipped further back while maintaining its second place spot at 11.7% of shipments (down from 13.2% last year), while Microsoft's Windows Phone fell to 2.5% compared to 3.7% a year ago. Windows Phone, somewhat surprisingly, even saw a decline in total units shipped, down to 7.4 million handsets compared to 8.7 million in the same quarter last year. That's definitely not a great sign.

 

 

Source

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To be honest, there are plenty of app tools in the Google Play Store that are extremely useful, but if we had to choose just three for our smartphone, these would be them.


Google Translate (Free)



Google Translate is one of the best things to ever happen to the internet as it almost closes the communication gap completely in between people from different regions of the world. It has support for 103 languages at present, with many more about to be added. The app even supports offline translations for up to 52 languages and includes a conversation mode, so that you can translate while communicating with a person who is speaking in another language! There's also Optical Character Recognition embedded in the app now.


Smart Tools ($2.99)



Smart Tools is a handy little application which includes multiple rulers, a compass, torchlight, measurement tools, unit converter, vibrometer and a mirror. It's almost everything you may need for daily tasks, tucked into one app for easy access.


ParcelTrack ($2.99)



Being an online shopper myself, I really appreciate how easy it is to keep track of all my shipments via this one app. Put in the tracking number and the courier service's name to keep yourself informed about the whereabouts of all your shipments, complete with alerts and timely updates. If you are a seller who ships merchandise to your customers on a regular basis, you will appreciate ParcelTrack even more.

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Pocket lock

 

Locking and unlocking a smartphone is something we do almost subconsciously at this point. However, this doesn't mean the process doesn't feel tedious at times. The processors and sensors inside our handsets our so powerful, why can't they simply lock and unlock the device as we take it out of out pocket?! After all, if we're taking it out, it is dead obvious that 90% of the time we intend to use it, and the other 10% we may leave it on a table, or to charge, or whatever.

 

Pocket lock

 

While smartphone manufacturers haven't worked in this automated functionality yet, Android developers have. Meet Pocket Lock, an app that's designed to do exactly what we described unlock your device when you take it out of your pocket, and lock it when you leave it in your pocket.

 

Pocket lock

 

You can also have the app lock and unlock stuff as you wave your hand in front of it, or flip the phone upside down. Just Download the App and Switch "Pocket Mode" ON. Get the App from the Play Store link below, It's Free!

 

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They say it's not the camera that makes a good photograph-it's the photographer. If you've got some skills when it comes to taking a photo, you'll be able to produce some truly amazing shots with any type of camera.


Even if you were to use the camera on your humble smartphone, you would still get good results.


Cameras on smartphones-particularly the Android smartphones-get better with every new model. Because of this, it really isn't all that difficult to produce some great photos. But while a smartphone camera's capabilities are sufficient enough for your photography needs, having a few extra tools and gadgets at your disposal certainly wouldn't hurt.


Here are a few apps and accessories for your Android smartphone that can help improve your photography:


1. Camera Zoom FX



If you want a camera and photo editing app that gives you a suite of professional features along with some awesome effects and filters for your next Instagram selfie, then this app is for you. A heavy favorite among Android users, this app gets you pretty close to having a smartphone that can work like a DSLR, thanks to powerful features such as full manual controls; RAW capture on supported devices; the option to adjust your ISO, exposure, shutter speed, and focus distance; powerful HD post-processing; and more.


2. Ztylus RV-1 Revolver Lens Attachment and Case



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With DSLR cameras, it's important to use the right lens for your needs-the kit lens can only take you so far. Interchangeable lenses play a crucial role in achieving your desired shot, especially if you're trying to shoot close-ups with very fine detail (macro) or a panoramic landscape shot (wide-angle).


The same principle applies to your smartphone. If you want to achieve better results and get more variety out of your smartphone camera, using attachable lenses is the way to go. For Android phones, the Ztyler RV-1 revolver lens is a great, inexpensive option, as it gives you three lenses in one: a wide angle, a super macro, and an extreme fisheye. It also comes with a polarizer for when you're shooting outdoors in sunny weather.


3. Manual Camera



If you want a simple, no-frills app that offers impressive, full manual camera controls, this is the app for you. It has no cutesy effects, no artsy filters, and none of the other fun add-on features from other camera apps on the market. It simply allows you to take full advantage of Android Lollipop's Camera2 API.


With this app, you'll be able to manually adjust your shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus distance, and exposure compensation. It also allows you to shoot in RAW format, which is preferred by photographers to make post-processing much easier.



Make sure to run the compatibility test first to see if it will work for you and your device.


4. Snap Camera HDR



Whether you are a professional photographer or a casual user, Snap Camera HD is an extremely useful app for creating great images and videos. In addition to the usual manual controls and the RAW support, it also offers 4K video recording, HDR mode, fast picture mode, and miscellaneous (but pretty useful) features such as the ability to use your phone's Torch mode while recording video in low-light situations.


5. FLY-X3 Plus 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer




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When you're shooting with a smartphone, you're not exactly going to be carrying a tripod everywhere you go. The better solution, therefore, is to use a handheld gimbal stabilizer. This simple, portable, and highly useful device uses a motorized 3-axis powered gimbal to eliminate camera shake and give you the smoothest, most stable video footage and images. This is perfect for action shots or for images that require slower shutter speeds.


6. DSLR Camera Pro



Just as the name suggests, the DSLR Camera Pro is an app that lets you turn your smartphone into a DSLR-or as close as it can get to a DSLR, anyway. Just like Manual Camera, this app keeps it fairly simple by doing away with fancy filters, frames, stickers, and other extra camera effects. It just sticks to manual camera settings. The features include a moveable viewfinder, live histogram, exposure compensation, light metering mode, ISO and white balance adjustment, and more.


7. Luxi Light Meter




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Luxi is a great addition to your photography tools and accessories because it turns your smartphone into a professional-quality light meter. Much like the integrated light meter in a DSLR camera, Luxi will help you determine the optimal manual settings to achieve the perfect exposure for your images.


With this device, you take most of the guesswork out of adjusting your smartphone camera's manual settings.


8. Pocket Spotlight



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When it comes to photography, lighting is key. But what happens when the lighting is virtually nonexistent?


Instead of using your phone's built-in flash to add some light to your images, use an external lighting device like Photojojo's Pocket Spotlight.


Compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, this portable device is a continuous light source that plugs into your phone's headphone jack. It produces beautifully even, soft light in three modes: full strength, half strength, and strobe-tastic.


Apart from these apps and accessories, there are many other ways to make the best out of your smartphone's camera. Give them a try and experiment with various apps and add-on accessories to see which ones work best for you and your phone when it comes to creating amazing, professional-quality images!

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Apple's 3D Touch is a form of pressure sensitive response from the iPhone, which can be utilized to perform different functions. There was a lot of talk about the Force Touch technology being an integral part of the upcoming Android N on release, but those have faded out since a newer report suggested that it won't be available on Android N just yet. In the meanwhile, a group of engineers from the University of Michigan have come up with something even more advanced, called the ForcePhone software.


This application won't require displays that are pressure sensitive or any other special sensors in the smartphone to work. Every smartphone has a speaker and a microphone; the technology will simply use them to emit an ultrasound frequency which will cover the 18-24KHz range. This will somehow allow the user to bring up additional menus and options with ease, by simply pressing a little harder on the display panel. Apparently, Yu-Chih Tung, one of the co-creators, was inspired by Nolan's "The Dark Knight" movie, where Batman tracked the Joker by converting all smartphones within the city into a gigantic sonar-based tracking system.


If it does turn out to be as amazing as it sounds, then "3D Touch" will no longer be a premium feature that's limited to only the top-end, expensive smartphones which have all the hardware that money can buy. We will find out more in between June 27-29, during the MobiSys 2016 in Singapore, as that is where people will get to see the ForcePhone app in action for the first time.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)

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LTE has changed both the way and the quantity in which smartphone users consume data nowadays and recent studies suggest that it will only continue to increase. With the likes of Netflix, Spotify and YouTube being used so frequently by users all over the world, it isn't really a surprise though.


The latest Ericsson Mobility Report indicates that the monthly data consumption rate will hit the 8.9GB mark by 2021 for the average smartphone user. Considering the fact that as of now, the average monthly data consumption for smartphone users is currently 1.4GB, that is a big hike!
According to the report, the huge change will be brought forth by the following factors.


1) A significantly more number of people will start using smartphones.
2) 4G LTE will become available in areas where it was previously unavailable.
3) At least some of the carriers will make 5G speeds available to the consumers by 2020.



As one would expect, North America and Western Europe tops the chart in this report as prime data consumers, followed by Central and Eastern Europe and South America. The types of content which will be most responsible for consuming all that data are predictably, video content and social networking.


Which app hogs the most data in your smartphone?


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)

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Most Android smartphones support external storage via a microSD card nowadays, with the exception of a few of course. Apart from leaving more space for apps on your phone's internal storage by storing all your media, microSD cards can also be adopted as the internal storage of your smartphone, provided that the phone is running on Android 6.0+ and your device supports the feature. The choices are plenty when it comes to choosing a memory card, but if you want the best for your brand new high-end smartphone, here are a few of the best that are available right now.


SanDisk Extreme Plus


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: 90MB/second
UHS-I/U3
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Lexar Professional 633x


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: Around 30 - 33MB/second (not mentioned)
UHS-I/U3
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Samsung Evo Plus


Max read speed: 80MB/second
Max write speed: 20MB/second
UHS-I/U3/Class 10
Warranty: 10 years (limited)


Transcend Ultimate 633x


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: 85MB/second
USH-I/U3/Class 10
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Keep in mind that there might be a few faster cards available, but when it comes to microSD cards for smartphones, these provide the best performance hands down.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)