Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

HIGHLIGHTS Google received 3,843 requests for data from 6,343 government accounts That is 391 more requests than the same period in 2016 This is the highest number of requests since 2009 The number of requests that Google received from India in the first half of 2017 for disclosing user data was at an all-time high, reveals the latest biannual transparency… Read More »

OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

HIGHLIGHTS The company started testing update on OnePlus 3 earlier Builds for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T were said to be on their way The full update might be rolled out within this year itself Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their… Read More »

More Than 1 Billion Smartphones Will Ship With Fingerprint Scanner Next Year: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint sensor is quickly becoming a common feature in smartphones Next year, the vast majority of smartphones are expected to ship with it Chinese phone makers are bringing fingerprint sensors to low-cost phones Fingerprint scanners, a feature that was introduced only four years ago, will be seen in nearly all of the smartphones that will ship next… Read More »

Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro Price and Images Leak Ahead of Official Launch

Huawei will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but ahead of the official announcement, several details about the different variants of the handset have been leaked online. Currently, the company is expected to launch the smartphone in three variants, i.e., Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While the regular and the Lite variants have been leaked… Read More »

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus With 23-Megapixel Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Sony launched its Xperia XA1 Plus smartphone last month at IFA 2017 and on Thursday, the company introduced the new handset for the Indian market as well. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus price in India is Rs. 24,990 and it will be made available from Friday in the company’s offline stores in Black, Blue, and Gold colours. The highlight feature on… Read More »

Nokia 8 India Launch Set for September 26, Sports Snapdragon 835 SoC

HMD Global’s Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone is all set to launch in India next week. The Nokia licensee has sent invites for the New Delhi launch event on September 26. The invite reads “There are two sides to every story. Don’t miss out on yours.” The tagline clearly hints at the launch of the Nokia 8, with its ‘Bothies’… Read More »

Nokia 8 Variant With 6GB RAM, 128GB Spotted on US FCC Listing

HMD Global launched its Nokia 8 smartphone last month and it seems like the company is now gearing up to launch the handset in the US. HMD Global has reportedly modified the US FCC listing for the Nokia 8 models and seemingly confirmed that the handset will be launched in the US with more memory and storage than the variant launched globally. The… Read More »

HTC’s Working on New Flagship Smartphone Despite Google Deal, Company Clarifies

Google and HTC on Thursday announced a $1.1-billion agreement that will see the former company buying part of latter’s smartphone operations. However, HTC has now announced that this agreement does not mean that the company will not be launching smartphones under its own brand from now on. Interestingly, HTC has clarified several queries regarding the company’s future with its statement. In its official statement on… Read More »

Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar Lets You Simultaneously Charge, Listen to Your iPhone

Last year, just after the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus without the headphone jack, Belkin launched the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar adapter to bring back the lost functionality of the 3.5mm audio jack. Last year’s Charge RockStar comes with two Lightning ports which essentially will allow you to use the Lightning EarPods and the Lightning cable for charging, at… Read More »

Moto E4 Plus Oxford Blue Colour Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Lenovo has launched the Oxford Blue colour variant of the Moto E4 Plus in India. Like the original, the new colour variant comes in just one RAM/ storage configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The Oxford Blue colour variant of Moto E4 Plus is currently available exclusively through Flipkart at Rs. 9,499 – a Rs. 500 discount on the launch price of Rs.… Read More »