Tag Archives: Smartphone

LG X venture Rugged Smartphone With IP68 Certification, MIL-STD 810G Rating Launched

LG on Monday announced the launch of a new rugged smartphone, the X venture. The company says the smartphone will start becoming available in North America, parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America from Monday itself. Local pricing for the LG X venture will be announced by the company for each region at the… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Highest Shipped Smartphone in India, Says IDC

Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has come out with its quarterly mobile phone tracker which claims that Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 was the highest shipped smartphone in Q1. Apart from phone shipments, IDC’s latest data also revealed that Indian smartphone market saw a healthy 14.8 percent growth in shipments over the same period last year. IDC’s… Read More »

HTC U 11 ‘Squeezable Smartphone’ Specifications Leaked With ‘Edge Sense’ Feature

  HTC’s upcoming smartphone, dubbed as HTC U aka HTC U 11 aka ‘squeezable smartphone’, will be launched by the company on May 16 but a new batch of alleged specifications of the device have already made their way to the Internet. As per the leaked specifications of the device, HTC U 11 is expected to pack a… Read More »

We need to rethink what a big smartphone is

I’ve seen a lot of people complaining lately that the Galaxy S8 is too big. And if not the base model S8 then absolutely the Galaxy S8 Plus with its ludicrously large 6.2-inch screen. Compared to other devices we know in that space – like the Xiaomi Mi Mix and Nexus 6 – the Galaxy S8 Plus surely… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Has ‘Best Performing Smartphone Display’, Says DisplayMate

It is not a secret that Samsung boasts some of the best smartphone displays on its flagship devices. Considering that the company introduced ‘Infinity Display’ with its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, there was some curiosity regarding the quality and performance of these displays. However, any doubts can now be put to rest as well-known… Read More »

Toshiba to sell slice of smartphone memory chip unit

Toshiba has said it will split off its operation that makes memory chips for smartphones and computers, and will sell a stake in the new business. The Japanese company needs to raise funds after revealing a heavy one-off loss at its US nuclear power business. Toshiba will unveil the size of the writedown next month, but some estimate… Read More »

Spooky Noises Can Covertly Trigger Smartphone Voice Commands: Report

Always-on listening devices were popularised with the first Moto X back in 2013. Saying “Ok Google Now” could wake the phone up even from standby, because dedicated hardware was constantly listening to ambient sounds to pick up that catchphrase. We’ve come a long way since then, and today you have dedicated voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon… Read More »

Here’s what Samsung’s first foldable smartphone will look like

Now that we’ve grown used to seeing smartphones with curved screens, what’s next? Samsung seems to think that the next big hardware innovation is going to arrive with foldable handsets. Back in 2015, the company was rumored to out its first such device this year, but that hasn’t happened and apparently won’t happen before December 31. A report… Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Gets Delayed

It seems the first Google Tango smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, has been delayed. It was the first commercial attempt to imbue a smartphone with an excellent understanding of what is around it, using Google’s Project Tango machine vision technologies. Lenovo had announced the Phab 2 Pro with Google in June, and had then said the smartphone… Read More »

Gionee to unveil a selfie-focused smartphone this month

Gionee will unveil a new smartphone this month. The Chinese company has sent out media invites for the unveiling event scheduled for August 22 in India. The teaser image accompanying the invite contains #SelfieWithFlash hashtag suggesting that the device will feature front facing LED flash. While the image doesn’t reveal anything about the star of the event, reports… Read More »