Tag Archives: Smartphones

Micromax Says It Has Sold 2 Million Bharat 2 Smartphones Since Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end The Bharat 2 was launched in April this year Micromax is working on three new smartphones in the Bharat Series Home-grown handsets maker Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end, five months since launch. The company is working on expanding its Bharat Series with three new smartphones – Bharat 2 Plus, ... Read More »

Sony culling ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones, blames poor sales

Sony has vowed to kill off ‘Premium Standard phones, the company’s line of affordable near-flagship smartphones. During the company’s 2017 Investor Day, Sony pledged to eventually discontinue the ‘Premium Standard’ smartphone range following an uninspiring sales performance. Examples of these handsets include 2016’s Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Compact. Both featured relatively premium specs, but were priced more ... Read More »

Smartphones, the gadgets of choice for Gen Z

Smartphones seem to be the gadget of choice for the youth of today, according to the Tata Consultancy Services’ Gen Z survey, which was done among 12,000 students in the 12-18 age group. Both boys and girls consider it the most important gadget. With an average of 67%, laptops and desktops come next. The order of preference doesn’t change until ... Read More »

Samsung Foldable Smartphones to Be Showcased at MWC, Launched in Q4 2017: Reports

Samsung has been rumoured to be working on foldable display devices for long, and if a new report is to be believed then it may launch a commercial product by Q4 2017. The company is said to be finally prepared to reveal the foldable smartphones in a closed door event at the side-lines of MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this ... Read More »

Smartphones With Diamond Screens May Be a Reality by the End of 2017

Your smartphone screen may feature a tempered glass cover but it doesn’t guarantee being shatter-proof. One of the worst nightmares of the modern age is to end up with a phone with a cracked display, but this might change by the end of 2017. A company that manufactures diamonds for use in electronic products claims that a commercial device with ... Read More »

MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-Core SoC Launched for Dual-Camera Smartphones

Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek on Wednesday announced a new Helio system-on-chip (SoC) specifically targeted at dual-camera smartphones. The all-new Helio P25 is built on the 16nm process, and offers octa-core processing with the company’s Imagiq, an Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology. The company says that smartphones featuring the new MediaTek Helio P25 can be expected to be available in the market ... Read More »

Sony Announces 3-Layer Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with DRAM for Smartphones

Sony on Tuesday announced its first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones. The company is promoting that the new CMOS sensor for smartphones will be the first in the industry to include a DRAM layer. Sony adds that apart from the DRAM layer added to the conventional 2-layer stacked CMOS image sensor, a layer of back-illuminated structure ... Read More »

Intex Aqua 4.0, Aqua Crystal, Aqua Supreme+ 4G VoLTE Smartphones Launched in India

Intex on Tuesday launched three new smartphones in India – the Aqua 4.0, Aqua Crystal, and Aqua Supreme+. The smartphones have been priced at Rs. 4,199, Rs. 6,990, and Rs. 9,490 respectively, and will be available from retail stores. All three Intex smartphones are 4G VoLTE-enabled. The dual-SIM (Micro + Micro) Intex Aqua 4.0 smartphone (seen above), the cheapest of ... Read More »

BlackBerry Partners Optiemus to Manufacture, Sell Smartphones in India in New Licensing Agreement

Canadian mobile maker BlackBerry on Monday announced its partnership with Optiemus, a Delhi-based telecom enterprise to licence software and services for the production of secure Android handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will licence its security software and services suite, as well as related brand assets to Optiemus Infracom Ltd. The ... Read More »

Alcatel to Hold February 27 Event at MWC 2017; Tipped to Launch 5 Smartphones

Every big tech company is coming to the Mobile World Congress this year. Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and Nokia have confirmed their presence, and now TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for its press gathering. The company will host an event on February 27 in Barcelona, and is expected to launch as many as five smartphones then. The event has ... Read More »