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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 »

Micromax Bharat 3, Bharat 4 Affordable 4G VoLTE Smartphones Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Micromax on Monday launched two affordable 4G VoLTE smartphones – Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 – in India at a price of Rs. 4,499 and Rs. 4,999 in India. The company says that both these smartphones, part of the company’s Bharat series of affordable 4G VoLTE smartphones, will be made available through the offline stores in the country starting Monday. The… Read More »

Alcatel Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7, and A7 XL Smartphones Launched at IFA 2017: Price, Specifications

After the Alcatel U5 HD, the company took the opportunity at IFA 2017 in Berlin to launch four more smartphones and expand its portfolio, namely the Alcatel Idol 5S, Alcatel Idol 5, Alcatel A7 XL, and Alcatel A7. The prices of these Alcatelsmartphones start at EUR 230 (roughly Rs. 17,500), and the Idol 5S, and Idol 5 will be made available this… Read More »

MediaTek Helio P23, Helio P30 SoCs With Dual 4G VoLTE Support Launched for Mid-Range Smartphones

Chipmaker MediaTek on Tuesday unveiled two new chipsets in its mid-range Helio P range – the Helio P23 and Helio P30. The two chipsets are aimed at delivering performance, power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM, and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities to mid-range smartphones. While the MediaTek Helio P30 is on the higher end to garner more performance to the… Read More »

Lava Announces 2-Year Warranty for Its Smartphones and Feature Phones

Domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Friday announced a 2-year warranty for all its major models in its product portfolio in India, across smartphones and feature phones. It added the 2-year warrant would apply to all future launches as well. The company claims its 2-year warranty promise, covering such a wide range of products, is the first of its kind in… Read More »

Chhattisgarh Government to Distribute Over 55 Lakh Smartphones

In an ambitious scheme, the Chhattisgarh government is going to distribute over 55 lakh smartphones in the state. “To bridge the digital divide, the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Raman Singh today approved a proposal to distribute free smartphones under a scheme titled ‘Sanchar Kranti Yojna’ (SKY),” Industry Minister Amar Agrawal said. The smartphones will be distributed in… Read More »

Asus ZenFone 4 series smartphones officially announced: Six new devices

The new range of smartphones is based on the company’s mainstream flagship Asus ZenFone 4. However, the company is offering a wide range of handsets targeting different kinds of consumers. Basically, the company has announced six different smartphones. The smartphones include: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, and ZenFone… Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Other Phab Smartphones Won’t Get an Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro, which was launched last year as the ‘world’s first Tango smartphone’ will not be receiving an Android Nougat update. The news was confirmed by Lenovo’s Support page that lists devices that are slated to receive an update. Unfortunately, the entire Lenovo Phab series seems to have been excluded from the update list. Apart from the Phab 2… Read More »

Nokia Smartphones to Feature Ziess Optics, HMD Global Announces

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global and Zeiss on Thursday announced a strategic partnership for optics on Nokia smartphones. The two have joined hands together to with the aim to boost the imaging experience on future Nokia smartphones. This deal brings back memories of Nokia and Zeiss’ partnership that started in 2005 and managed to sell as many as 100 million smartphones. HMD Global has… Read More »

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

HTC has a new Solar Red color option for the HTC U11 in the United States, as well as a summer sale shaving $200 off other select smartphones. In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, HTC is still trying to get back at the top after losing significant ground to rivals. Its latest flagship raised some interest, and the… Read More »