Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7After being in the news for months, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally here and much to our expectations, slowly racing toward popularity.

For Indian Samsung lovers, the phones come with an added advantage–the Samsung Gear VR handset for free–if pre-booked till March 17. Here are a few things you need to know while picking the best Samsung gadget for yourself.

Captivating design

Both the smartphones come from same family but they are sized differently. The Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch QHD super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch QHD super AMOLED display. Both phones win aesthetically by getting rid of sharper edges and having a curve rear around the body. Resolutions on both these phones are the same as the earlier phones at 2560 x 1440.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Specifications

In India, these smartphones come with Octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC as an alternative to quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset seen worldwide. Other specifications of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge include a 4GB RAM, 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture and stylish OIS characteristic, as well as a 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture .

Imperative for low light photography, having dual pixel technology found usually in DSLRs, the autofocus of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is quirkier and speedy than previous Samsung Smartphones.

Easy Storage

Models with 32GB and 64GB storage have introduced the capacity to augment storage by using a microSD card of up to 200GB. The most welcome change from Galaxy S7 and S7 edge predecessors is the addition of a hybrid microSD slot, which means you can either expand your storage up to 200GB or use it as the second SIM slot.​

Android 6.0 Marshmallow 

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge run on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Galaxy S7 groups a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S7 Edge includes a 3600mAh battery. This is good news for game lovers as Samsung has launched the prominent new Game Launcher, which gives more space for games without any disturbance while taking calls.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been priced in India at Rs. 48,900, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is available at Rs. 56,900 -both priced for the 32GB variant. However, the price for the 64GB alternative has not been announced yet. … Read the rest

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What to expect from Netflix in India?

Viewers can now access the huge repertoire of domestic and international video contents courtesy Netflix that has arrived in India. The video content that is streamed by Netflix can be viewed on smartphones, laptops, tablets and television screens, a feature that keeps Netflix ahead of other similar companies operating in India. It can also be viewed on larger screens by using Apple TV and Playstation. Netflix exclusively produces a lot of globally popular contents, too.

Netflix in IndiaUncensored content

Considerable amount of uncensored content will be available but all contents streamed by Netflix are rated for the category of viewers that debar children from viewing adult contents. Although plenty of contents have been left out from the catalogue, the collection of new titles is laudable. Indian viewers would be happy to access contents that had remained out of bounds for them, till now.

Bollywood Films

Besides international titles, classic Bollywood films from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun to Piku find a place in the catalog and the process of enhancing the list is already on. Netflix provides a huge platform for independent cinema in India that can now overcome the problem of not finding enough screens to reach to viewers.

Smooth streaming and seamless viewing are assured.

 

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Know What Your Neighbour Earns With WageSpot Salary App

WageSpot salary appA new application for smartphones called WageSpot has been released on Tuesday in USA and has already scored a hit thanks to what it reveals—the amount of money people make as salary!

The application allows users to report their annual incomes and check out what others in the same niche are taking back home. All this with anonymity! WageSpot also allows people to look up the earnings as per job type, experience, gender, location and miscellaneous criteria.

The app reminds us of the way Zillow maps lists property values across neighborhoods. WageSpot also shows maps that reveal what people earn and where they are based. Raphael Morozov, co-founder of WageSpot says, “It seems that we are really afraid to talk about compensation no matter how much we make and how much we should be earning.”  He believes that if the scoop on salary is out in the world, gathering the same could actually cause a stir around.

Summing Up

While websites such as Glassdoor have already made a mark in this niche, gathering data on who earns how much and where remains a fave preoccupation. “Salary data has remained hidden behind reporting complexity and cultural stigma…” founders of WageSpot have said.Read the rest

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Lets Fold Our Phones And Put Them In Our Pockets

The world of smartphones is definitely evolving for the better. With Samsung pushing the boundaries, we will soon be able to fold a smartphone like a tissue paper and put it snugly in our pockets
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In all likelihood, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature an innovative foldable screen. The tech giant is rumored to be progressing fast on this foldable handset and buzz has it that it will be launched as soon as January.
 
The new Samsung smartphone will also come with a micro-SD card, 3GB RAM and non-removable battery.  It will come in two iterations–one with Snapdragon 620 chipset and the other with Snapdragon 820.
 
So what will be the advantage of a foldable phone?
 
At first, it will be more durable. Analysts hope that even if it drops from the top of a building, it will not shatter to pieces. The phone will be almost resistant to breakage as the screen will be made of OLED (organic light emitting diode) or AMOLED (Active Matrix Light Emitting Diode).
 
The flexible display phones will be slimmer and lighter as well because of a no-glass technology. It has to be seen how foldable phones will perform in the practical world. Samsung seems to be the first smartphone player to kickstart this technology. 
 
Expect these phones to be expensive in the beginning, but with time they will fit into your budget as as they will be easy to ship. Slimmer phone will take less space in the shipping containers and this will allow for more phones to be shipped, thus reducing the transportation cost.
It is predicted that 2017 will be the beginning of new year in the smartphone market, with foldable screens leading the way. … Read the rest
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IFA 2015 In Berlin: 5 Hottest Launches To Look Forward To

The flagship show for technology and all things tech in Europe is finally here with IFA 2015 Berlin. Running through 9 September, the show is a mind boggler for all those looking for the latest smart gadgets for buckling up the next holiday season. Here are the hottest 5 innovations or stuff we are waiting for at the IFA.

  1. Sony is expected to launch a trio of new smartphones here. We anticipate Xperia Z5 Samsung_Galaxy_S_White and two more models. The best bit here is that these smartphones will flaunt a main camera of at least 23 MP. It may have a 4K resolution.
  2. We loved the latest Galaxy S series from Samsung but the IFA 2015 could see the Korean maker launch the beefy  Gear S2 Smartwatch with a round dial.
  3. Expect more of Force Technology that had its way on Apple’s own Watch. This time, IFA 2015 has Huawei launching the technology on its latest handset Mate S.
  4. TCL, the China based that heads Alcatel One Touch is expected to release a couple of new entry-level handset at the Berlin show. 
  5. IFA 2015 will feature release of Rolly, a much talked about Bluetooth-powered keyboard that can be rolled into a rectangular log box!

Join us for more details on IFA 2015. We will bring you fresh news from the event. … Read the rest

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LG Google Nexus Alleged Leaked Image Hints A Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM

If recent leaks are to be believed, LG Google Nexus phone may come with some riveting features. A recent leak on Weibo, a popular Chinese blogging site, gives hints on the camera details, RAM, display resolution and processor of the phone. The leaked image on Phonearena also suggests some good features.

LG made Google Nexus leaked specs hints it to be powerhouse with some groundbreaking featuresLG Nexus set to be a powerhouse

The above leaks indicate the smartphone may feature a 5.2 QHD display resolution supported with 565ppi pixel density. Apart from that, the phone could also feature a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, which would mean smooth performance. At the same time, the Adreno 418 GPU would make it a powerhouse. This is not all, the handset could also feature a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM.

Read More: Google Nexus Smartphone Images Leaked; Suggests Camera Bump, LED Flash

Excellent camera features

Though hassle-free performance seems to be the most important criteria for manufacturers, the recent leak also states this phone may  feature a 13MP camera backed by Sony IMX278 sensor. With complete optical image stabilization, the handset may not just give tough competition to the other leading smartphones in the market, it could also outcast the Huawei-made Nexus as well.

The latest updates related to the handset has surely created an excitement among the fans, yet they will have to wait for some more weeks to get confirmed news from the tech-giant, Google. … Read the rest

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Ubuntu Smartphones Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 to Enter Indian Market Via Snapdeal

Ubuntu lovers in India can now rejoice as BQ has announced its plans to launch two new Ubuntu smartphones soon. The Spanish device maker on Thursday announced that they are all set to launch Aquaris E5 and Aquaris E4.5 in the Indian market via Snapdeal, a popular e-commerce portal.

Ubuntu smartphones to enter Indian market via SnapdealAquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 at a glance

In its statement, the company stated that they have observed the growing demand for Ubuntu smartphones in the Indian market and decided to launch two new handsets. India has provided a great market for their PC business and they expect to get the same response for their smartphones.

To ensure a warm response from users, the company has also priced the devices quite reasonably. While Aquaris E4.5 is reported to be priced Rs. 11,999, the other model Aquaris E5 is priced at around Rs. 13, 999. 

The Aquaris E4.5 boasts an 8MP rear camera along with 5MP front-camera. It also has 8GB storage, 1GB RAM and  MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 processor. On the other hand, the Aquaris E5 boasts of a 5-inch display HD screen with 720×1280 pixels of resolution. It also comes with 5MP front-camera but the rear-camera is even better with 13MP quality.

Both the phones support dual SIM features and have received great response in the United States. … Read the rest

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Samsung S6 Edge+ Launched in India; 64GB Variant on Hold

One of the most hyped smartphones of the year, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is now available in the Indian market. It was launched at an event in Delhi on Wednesday and is priced at around Rs. 57, 900.

Samsung_Galaxy_S6 (1) The 32GB S6 Edge+ variant is out

While the launch of the smartphone delighted Samsung fans who have been awaiting the device, the company has only launched the 32GB variant in India for now. The 64GB Edge+ is still on hold.

While the company has started accepting orders starting Wednesday, the phone will not be available for sale before August 28.

Must Read: Battle of the Giants: Samsung S6 Edge+ Vs iPhone 6

The Samsung S6 Edge+ works on the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based platform and comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super-Amoled display. Supported with 1440×2560 pixel resolution, the phone boasts of excellent graphics.

Keeping at par with other premium smartphones, it is supported with a 16MP camera at the back and 5MP camera for selfies. A 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor has been paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which ensures smooth performance of the phone.

The phone is available in Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors.… Read the rest

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What to Expect From The Huawei Google Nexus 6: Price & Features

Now that we are almost certain that a new Google Nexus 6 is on the way, rumors are rife about its expected price and features. While there is no official report of the expected features or  price of the phone, some leaks reveal that it will come with a 5.7-inch WQHDS AMOLED display. This will be a Huawei Google Nexus 6 and therefore, we expect to see a lot of turnaround on the features.

Google Nexus 6Rumored features

Leaks available on the web indicate that the latest Google Nexus 6 will feature an enticing 21 MP rear camera. Like many other modern smartphones, the Google Nexus 6 2015 is also reportedly going to feature a wireless charging option, which is a sought-after feature for most users.

PhoneArena has even reported that the phone will feature fingerprint sensors at the back. Not only that, it is also expected to feature dual speakers in front along with USB Type-C connectivity. These features would make it really user friendly.

Also Read: Google Nexus 6: How To Make Most Of The Device With Simple Tips And Tricks

Unofficial renderings available so far also indicate that the phone will feature an all-metal body. However, the price of the phone is still under cover and is expected to be on the higher side, yet not exorbitant.

Google is tight-lipped about the launch of the new phone. While there is also no confirmation on the release date, we expect it to come around October or November. This year, the company is expected to release Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 at the same time.

Previously: Google Nexus 2015 Release Date: Features of Nexus 6 Successor Leaked Online

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How Willing Are People To Shop At App Only Websites?

Myntra recently shut down its website and turned app only. The e-commerce giant took this step to tap the burgeoning number of smartphone and mobile users. Flipkart will also be operating exclusively through its mobile app from September. This seems like the next step in the journey for online companies. OLA Cabs, MakeMyTrip and Snapdeal are also said to be considering the trend and may soon bring down the curtains on their websites.

Indian companies going app onlySo, why are more and more Indian companies planning to go app-only? Is India really becoming a hub of smartphone users?

According to Flipkart, “India is gradually transitioning from a mobile first to a mobile only country” and it is expected that over the years people would like to shop from the comfort of their phones.

Apparently, most of the traffic on Flipkart and Myntra comes from their mobile app. Myntra claims that around 85 percent of all users come to the site via the app whereas on Flipkart 70-75 percent traffic is from the mobile app. This is not the only reason why the companies are going the app way.

According to Myntra head of e-commerce Prasad Kompalli, the apps enable better user experience because they are quick and easy to use. “Mobile apps are the best platform for Myntra today, as they allow you to integrate with contacts, calendar, and camera, which can be used to improve the user’s experience in a number of ways,” he said to NDTV gadgets.

It also brings down the cost of website maintenance and according to reports customer retention is also higher with apps. This could be because one does not tend to remove as many apps. Moreover, according to avid online shopper Sushant Sharma, the reach of an app is higher at places where people don’t have access to laptops or desktops.

“In places like Leh, where broadband connectivity is big issue, the phone Internet and app market is like a a boom. Not only does it give one the ease to shop, it makes for a great user experience. I am almost addicted to Myntra shopping app,” he says.

It’s clear that users are shifting to mobile platforms for the ease of use and e-commerce websites are following suit for better profits. However, there are some users who are not happy purchasing only through the app. According to one user, the products don’t appear to be what they are on the app, especially in terms of color.

“The product I ordered through the app did not have the same tint of color as it appeared on my mobile,” the user says. This discrepancy is lower on desktops and laptops as the product is seen in its full glory. Many users are not comfortable using their credit card details on an app. Therefore, they would prefer buying on a website with a desktop presence such as Jabong over an app-only e-commerce company like Myntra.

Also, the deletion and re-installation of the apps is a common tendency. Founder CEO of Freecharge Kunal Shah has raised this issue in his Facebook post. “Based on research, most Indians have only 19-20 apps on their android smartphones. Out of this 15-odd apps are the ones that can’t be deleted. One hypothesis is users are low on memory and keep deleting apps and install them when needed. With such challenge, is “app only” is a good strategy? Maybe this explains high uninstall rates companies see,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

Of course, there are always two sides to a coin but having a no desktop presence could shake the loyal base of a company’s customers. But as they say, there is no harm in experimenting and taking risks and e-commerce seems to be doing so. It remains to see how they perform in years to come.… Read the rest

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