Apple has launched the iPhone 6s as well as iPhone 6s Plus but like all other releases, these new smartphones did not get a worldwide release either. The company has selected 12 regions for its initial launch and users in India would be disappointed that they will not be one of the first ones to get it.
For now, users in USA, UK, Singapore, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany and Japan can get these phones via pre-order. France, China, Canada and Australia are also one of the first regions where the new Apple smartphones would be available from September 25.
Prices may vary
Though the release date for all 12 regions is the same, pricing varies from one region to other. In the USA, the 16GB iPhone 6s variant costs $649, 64GB variant costs $749 and 128GB variant costs $849. Prices of the iPhone 6s Plus start from $749 for the 16GB variant. In Canada, prices of the the iPhone 6s start from CAD 899 and 6s Plus starts from CAD 1029.
All regions have a varied price so it would be a good idea to check that while ordering.
India may get Diwali release
India provides a great market for Apple products but there is no launch date. However, it is anticipated that the company may launch the smartphones sometime in November, in time for the Diwali season. There is no update on the price of the smartphones in India.
Apple has launched their new handsets, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Now that we have seen the specs of the phone, the foremost question on every consumer’s mind is, should you buy the new iPhone? Here the deal.
The 3D Touch is clearly the most innovative feature of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus. It allows you to play with the phone and its apps in new and interesting ways. Taking over from the Force Touch that makes it easy to access the Apple Watch and new iOS interface, 3D Touch makes interacting with the phone even more interesting. You can pull down the menu, create shortcuts and access features of the same phone in new ways.
Apple has also worked on some physical features of the phone. To make a sturdy iPhone, Apple has used a custom-made aluminium alloy. The display glass is the Ion-X that has been used to make the Apple Watch, which should make it a little more flexible.
The new iPhone 6S is the same size as the previous phone. However, it uses the new A9 64-bit processor and Apple says it will offer 70 percent faster CPU and 90 percent faster GPU. There is also a 12MP rear camera on the phone now, a big leap.
There have been many improvements over the older iPhone 6 in the new launch. However, these features have been part of many competitors for a long time now. It would be worth your while to think well before shelling out $199 towards the phone.
Gionee has gradually evolved as a leading name in the smartphone market and with Gionee Marathon M4 the company is expected to strengthen its position further. The latest offering of the company not only supports the modern features, but it seems to have overcome the battery issues experienced by most of the users.
Long and strong battery
Gionee Marathon M4 is undoubtedly the appropriate choice for people who do not want to carry an extra battery for charging their phones or for those, who do not have access to charging points. The new smartphone comes with 5,000 mAh battery which boasts of a 440 hours standby time. With normal usage, the phone can run for two and a half days on fully charged battery and also comes with excellent power saving mode. Not just that, with a large battery, the smartphone can even act as a power bank for other devices.
Apart from the battery, the smartphone also comes with 8MP rear camera with 5MP front-camera and the apps load quite fast. With Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6735 processor, Amigo 3.0 UI based Android Lollipop and 2GB RAM, the smartphone can also support regular activities in an effective manner. Though the phone is a bit heavy and does not offer a catchy design, it is the best choice for people, who do not want their phone battery to get exhausted while going home. … Read the rest
Mid range smartphone shoppers can be euphoric thanks to the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 that is now available for just Rs. 5,999 on Flipkart. To begin with, Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is too plasticy until you spot a gold strip that renders a metallic impression on the sides. The phone is a standard 5 incher but with the narrowed down bezels and sleek form factor, it does appear premium.
The volume rocker and the power keys stand placed on the phone’s right edge, while its MicroUSB port is placed at the bottom with the speakers. Compact and elegant – these words define the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2.
The screen sports 720×1280 pixel resolution with 294 pixels per inch density. The 2,500mAh battery lends meat to the budget ware that is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. Users will be happy with 8GB internal storage taht can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card. Support for 3G and dual-SIM are better add ons that boost the value of the Micromax baby.
Of course, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 runs on Android 4.4.2 and this is a lowdown given that most low budget smartphones sport Android 5.0.
As for the shutter story on the Canvas Xpress 2, we love the 13MP primary camera but the selfie cam is not great at 2MP. The snaps are high res but there are issues with crispness and sharpness. Performance wise, the phone is superb for video playback and music foe short spans but heavy games take a toll on load times on this Micromax ware. However, for light internet browsing and the like, the Xpress baby sails you smoothly through!
The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 were released in India on Thursday. Both models have been a hit in China but one wonders if they will work equally well in India. These phones are reportedly targeted at gamers because they offer 4G LTE connectivity that will enable a better experience.
Where the Samsung Galaxy J5 costs Rs. 11,999, the Galaxy J7 costs Rs. 14,999. However, these phones are currently available exclusively on Flipkart.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with a 5-inch Super Amoled HD display beefed with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC. Add to this 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of in built storage, and you know how powerful the phone is. As for the snapper, the 13MP main comes with autofocus camera while the selfie cam comes with 5MP capacity. Sealing all these up is a 2,600mAh battery. Now coming to the Samsung Galaxy J7, the model sports a 5.5-incher screen with 16GB on board storage powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 SoC. Sealing these up is a meaty 3,000mAh battery.
We especially loved the 13-megapixel main on the Galaxy J5 that comes with f/1.9 aperture and smooth interface. Throw open the app by simply double tapping on the home button. More so the various modes such as Panorama, Beauty Face, Auto, Pro, Continuous Shot, Sound & Shot, and Sports add to the features of the J5 camera. The J7 camera sports additional specs such as HDR mode and wild selfie mode too. … Read the rest
The popular messaging platform WhatsApp has reached 900 million active users this week. Could this make the messaging app a real business model? Facebook board member and WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum yesterday announced that they have reached 900 million users but did not give any hint on their plans to transform it into a business model.
WhatsApp reaches 900 million active users
WhatsApp became tremendously popular since its introduction to the market in 2009. Of the 900 million registered users, 100 million registrations were made in just five months.
Though the company has achieved some great feats in the last few months, it has not been able to make a successful presence in the United States. If the company wants to grow as an economic model, it will have to increase base in the US as well.
Facebook to monetize WhatsApp
Facebook’s US$19 billion deal with WhatsApp is always considered one of the significant acquisitions in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerbarg has already mentioned that the platform would be monetized as and when it reaches 1 billion active users.
Though there is no confirmation from the company, it is believed that it will be clubbed with Facebook Messenger to make it feasible. WhatsApp has so far strictly followed, “No Ads, No Games, No Gimmicks” policy and is expected to retain that even after transforming it into an economic model. … Read the rest
Sony seems to be back in the smartphone market and this time the company is all set to give a tough competition to the other players of this field. The flagship smartphone of the company Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has already created a great hype in the market and there are obviously some reasons tp buy it.
5 attractive features of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium at a glance
Screen-size- The 5.5-inch display of the smartphone paired with 4K screen is undoubtedly a major attraction. With an excellent display, the phone provides a great platform for enjoying any small video clip to a large recording on YouTube. However, there are some speculations regarding the effectiveness of 4K content in a 5.5-inch screen.
Hand-print scanner- Security of the phone is always a priority and so Sony has introduced hand-print scanner for users. With it, you can be assured about the complete protection of confidential data.
Camera- With 23MP rear camera, Sony has undoubtedly become a leading name in the market. Apart from that, the camera also boasts of fastest autofocus in the world with just 0.03 seconds. That means, there is no disappointment with blurry shots.
Long life- Sony is in no mood to compromise with the battery size or capacity and like the other Xperia handsets, this too comes with a 3430 battery, which can last up to 2 days. Apart from the long lasting battery, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium battery can last for 5.5 hours with charging as little as 10 minutes.
Water and dust resistant- The smartphone is truly meant for everyone, be a college student or a professional. There is no need to worry about your phone getting damaged from dust or water.
Sony has introduced some groundbreaking features in its offering and is expect to take over the market all over again.
Nextbit has unveiled its much-anticipated Robin, the first Android smartphone of the company. Boasting of team of experts from HTC, Google and Apple, the company has introduced some ground-breaking features in their flagship phone and aims to deal with some of the most annoying problems of these phones in an effective way.
According to the reports, the company has promised to deal with the storage issues faced by the smartphone users in an effective way by going for cloud-based solution. It has also been reported that the data or photos that are stored in the device will be automatically uploaded to the cloud instead of cluttering the phone memory. This is not all. Each user will get 100 GB private storage box for a hassle free operation. Yet, proper Wi-Fi connectivity is necessary for the process. Though cloud-based storage option is available for all users, the phone is supported with 32GB internal storage option.
Apart from this innovative feature, Robin also flaunts a display of 5.2-inch full-HD with1080x1920 pixels and a fingerprint sensor. Like most of the modern smartphones, Robin too features Qualcomm hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor along with a 3GB RAM. Available in Midnight and Mint color, the handset boasts of 13-megapixel rear camera along with 5-megapixel camera at the front. The device can be availed through Kickstarter. … Read the rest
IFA 2015, being held at Berlin, saw launch of two smartphones from Huawei—the G8 and the Mate S. the former will be up on the retail racks from this month itself and will come for about EUR 399. G8 will be first launced in UK, Egypt, China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Germany and Taiwan.
It’s Bold And Wow
With the G8, Huawei has gone bold by introducing hues such as gold and dark silver besides the plain white. We are excited about the phone that comes in a 5.5-incher full-HD display with a topping of 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. Add to this a metal body, and you know Huawei has escalated ranks to premium zone.
The Inside Story
One specification that has us beaming over the G8 is presence of a fingerprint scanner—specifically the fingerprint sense 2.0 technology. Being incorporated with support for dual-SIM and 4G LTE, Huawei has hit the functionally meter high.
The 13 MP main shutter is already grabbing eyeballs and is the sensor’s sapphire protection. In addition, the main snapper sports make up mode, ISP foodie mode and RGBW sensor with built in OIS. Huawei G8 boasts of an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB of RAM besides flaunting 32GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 64GB. Its runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI skin on top on beefy 3000mAh battery.… Read the rest
The government of India—specifically, the Department of Telecom (DoT), has asked Trai to look into the issue of call dropping and has also orders quick routed action to curtail the same. To begin with, Trai has been directed to enquire into the existing infrastructure as well as the capacity vested in telecommunication players. This is considered mandatory for a fair assessment of what actually causes the issue of call drop.
What Has DoT Asked For?
In fact, DoT has directed Trai to look into whether the operators in the telecom sector actually have the needful infrastructure for offering seamless services to customers. This move can finally wipe away the nagging issue of call drops as well as aid customers to choose their operators carefully.
According to insiders, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Telecom Minister has gotten in touch with RS Sharma, the Chairman of Trai so that the needed guidelines that make it mandatory for operators to disclose their infrastructural details to consumers besides the regulatory bodies and the government. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided on taking the bull by its horns given that such issues with the network will hamper India’s targeted growth in the sector of data services, in the near future as well.