SMARTPHONES

  • Tandoori microwaves to smartphones with regional language support: Here's what Samsung is doing to woo Indians 15 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Microwave ovens that cook tandoori bread, smartphones that understand Tamil and washing machines designed to deal with humid, dusty cities: all part of Samsung Electronics' push to conquer India and offset a global slump. The consumer electronics giant is betting big on Asia's third-largest economy, at a time when overall...
  • Get your smartphone to recognise you better by storing an 'average' photo of yourself 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    London: Does your smartphone fail to recognise you at times when you try to use "face unlock" system? Upload an 'average' photo of yourself for better recognition. According to new research by scientists at the University of York, face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen) review: This tortoise loses the race to insomniac rabbits 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The fable now has a twist in the tale. Moto E, consistent but slow in its efforts in bringing improvements, is the tortoise. While the rabbit(s) in the race has(have) no intention to catch a wink and this is why the fables have turned. Before we delve further into...
  • Micromax Bolt S300, Bolt D320 launched at Rs 3,300 onwards in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Micromax has announced the launch of its two most affordable 3G smartphones under its Bolt series - the Bolt S300 and Bolt D320 - which are priced at Rs 3,300 onwards. The Micromax Bolt S300 is powered by a 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and has dual-SIM support. It...
  • Samsung packs Boeing 747s with Galaxy S6, S6 Edge smartphones ahead of US launch Yesterday

    New Delhi: Samsung is packing several Boeing 747s with its latest Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones ahead of their launch in the US. Although the official consumer rollout in the US is scheduled for April 10, T-Mobile pre-orders started shipping last week. The latest smartphones were unveiled at this month's...
  • LG's next flagship G4 smartphone likely to be unveiled on April 28 Yesterday

    New Delhi: LG has sent out invites for its April 28 and 29 event in which it could unveil its next flagship G smartphone. The invite goes with the tagline, "See the Great. Feel the Great," with added emphasis on the alphabet 'G' as used in the company's G series...
  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price Yesterday

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...
  • Is Apple working on a 4-inch iPhone 6C? Leaked images suggest so 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In what looks like a take from iPhone 5C's non-metal housing, latest image leaks point to the tech giant developing a similar iPhone 6C model after its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. The images, spotted on Future Supplier, show the rear housing of a purported...
  • Xiaomi now starts selling Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G in The Mobile Store outlets 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Expanding its presence in offline retail, Xiaomi has now partnered with The Mobile Store in India and has announced the availability of the Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G smartphones in the stores starting March 28. "Each of the The Mobile Store will have a live Mi Zone where...
  • Global rollout of LG's mid-range 3G, LTE Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy smartphones begins; coming soon to India 2 days ago

    Seoul: LG Electronics had unveiled four of its mid-range smartphones at this month's Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Now the company has announced that the latest phones will soon be available in global markets starting in South America, followed by Europe, Asia, Middle East Africa and North America. The four...
  • HTC One E9+: HTC quietly unveils a new 5.5-inch smartphone 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An unplanned disclosure or a low-profile release, but HTC's latest phablet device, the HTC One E9+, is out on the company's China website that shows an improved display screen. The images show the phablet with a 7.49mm-thick half-metal, half-plastic body with a 5.5-inch quad HD 534 ppi display- the...
  • LG's upcoming G4 Note phablet's leaked images show metal body with Galaxy Note-like stylus 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Images of LG's yet-to-be-released G4 Note phablet have been reportedly leaked on the web, showing the next flagship device with a Galaxy Note-like stylus. The electronics manufacturer is said to be working on Android handsets that will be released this year and the latest leaks point to a phablet...
  • Mobile app downloads may grow six-fold in India by 2015: Report 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India's mobile app downloads are expected to grow six fold by 2015, according to a KPMG report on media and entertainment industry. India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in 2014, a trend that continues from the previous year. "It is foretasted that mobile app downloads will...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge (128GB) not up for pre-order in India; only 32GB and 64GB variants can be pre-booked 5 days ago

    New Delhi: While Samsung has announced the prices of the 128GB models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, the company has not yet made them available for pre-booking in India. The new S6 phones have been listed on the company's e-store since March 23 and are available for...
  • Lava launches new 3G smartphone Iris 414 in India at Rs 4,049 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Lava Mobiles has rolled out its Iris 414 dual-SIM Android smartphone under its affordable handset range in India. The smartphone features a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is powered by a 1400mAh battery. The Lava Iris...
  • Celkon Millennia Q450 with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 4,799 in India 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Indian mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles has launched its latest Millennia Q450 Android smartphone priced at Rs 4,799. The Millennia Q450 is a dual-SIM model that sports 4.5-inch display and runs on 1.3GHz quad core processor. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone includes 4GB ROM and has 4GB internal memory which is...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • Sharp to slash employees' pay as part of cost-cutting drive: Report 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp may reduce pay for its managers and other workers in fiscal 2015 to lower costs, the Nikkei reported on Thursday. Sharp, which has about 4,000 managers across its domestic group companies, may cut pay by 5 per cent for managerial staff and by about...
  • Smartphone use changing the way our thumbs and brain interact 1 week ago

    Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts. That's according to researchers from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Fribourg. Dr Arko Ghosh, of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, led the...
  • Asus teases Zenfone 2 India launch; coming soon 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Asus seems to be all ready to introduce its new Zenfone 2 smartphone in India. While there is no information on the launch date yet, the company is expected to bring the phone to India in the first week of April. Asus India country manager Peter Chang in...
  • Layout by Instagram: Why do we even need a separate app just to create simple collages? 1 week ago

    Instagram just rolled out its new app - Layout - to make it easier for you to create collages. While we were trying to understand what purpose could this separate app serve other than merely creating very basic collages, we played around with it for a while and here's what...
  • Xiaomi's rumouored 'Ferrari' smartphone specs leaked; could come with a 4.9-inch full HD display 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi's 'Ferrari' smartphone is still to be released, but the device's specs were reportedly spotted online that delved out details of the next-gen Android handset. Noticed in the benchmark listings, the specifications hint to the device sporting a qualcomm snapdragon 615 SoC with octa-core 1.65 GHz CPU paired with...
  • Oppo's next smartphone could have a bezel-free screen 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Online leaks about Oppo's next smartphone reportedly point to an almost sans-bezel device. Taking cues from Samsung's latest curved edge display, the trend seems to be picking up with Oppo being the newest in line. A report on Engadget noted that the leaked images of the smartphone, running Oppo's...
  • With Honor 6 Plus, Honor 4X, Huawei aims to accelerate smartphone sales in India March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Huawei today said it aims to sell two million units of its Honor range of handsets in India this year as it aims to target the "digital natives" in the country with the online-only brand. The company today unveiled two new devices under the Honor range...
  • This amazing 1-inch all-in-one cube is the only smartphone accessory you will ever need March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Worried that your phone's battery will run out before you reach your destination? Bothered that clicking too many pictures at a party will eat up the phone's storage? Then this magical 1-inch cube accessory is a must have for you. The tiny device, rightly called WonderCube, offers up to...
  • Huawei launches Honor 6 Plus, Honor 4X at Rs 26,499, Rs 10,499 in India March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Huawei has launched two new smartphones in India - the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X. The former is priced at Rs 26,499, while the latter carries a price tag of Rs 10,499. While the Honor 4X will be available for pre-order starting March 24 (from 4pm), the company...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 with 4.7-inch display, 8MP camera goes on sale in India at Rs 6,999 March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Alongside Xiaomi's Mi Pad tablet, the latest Redmi 2 is also available for purchase on Flipkart for a price of Rs 6,999. The company had rolled out these two products in India earlier this month and now you can acquire them under Xiaomi's exclusive partnership with the e-commerce...
  • Quick review: Motorola Moto Turbo March 24, 2015

    This month witnessed the launch of two Motorola phones in India - with one placed at the top end of the spectrum (Moto Turbo) and the other at the other end (new Moto E). While we have already got our hands on the new Moto E that is now the...
  • Samsung to 'Make In India' Galaxy S6, dual-curved S6 Edge smartphones March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones in India on March 23, within three weeks of the global launch, as the Korean electronics giant looks to compete with rival Apple's iPhone 6. The company said it will also manufacture the sixth edition of the...