Tag Archives: 2016

MediaTek Helio P20 SoC Launched for Smartphones at MWC 2016

Chipmaker company MediaTek unveiled two new SoC models at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show. The company announced the Helio P20, which is the successor to its mid-range P10 SoC. It also unveiled the MT2511, its first bio-sensing analogue front-end chip aimed at the wearable market. The MediaTek Helio P20, much like its predecessor the Helio P10, is aimed ... Read More »

Grammys 2016: Lady Gaga Sings For David Bowie. We Die

Lady Gaga at the Grammys 2016 in Los Angeles. Image courtesy: AP Dressed in a flaming orange wig, lighting creating the Ziggy Stardust lightning effect across her face, Gaga began with Space Oddity. She segued seamlessly into some of Bowie’s greatest hits – Ziggy Stardust, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Fame, Changes, Suffragette City, Let’s Dance and Heroes The night, ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

First Mid-Range ‘Android One’ Phone Unveiled at MWC 2016

When Google first made revelations about its Android One phones back in June 2014, the platform was supposed to target emerging markets as well as ensure a minimum set of standards for smartphones. Recent reports however told a different story altogether with the company reportedly relaxing its ‘strict’ hardware requirements that made it tough for OEMs. But a new Android ... Read More »

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1, FZ-N1 Rugged Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016

Panasonic on Monday unveiled two new Toughpad handheld devices – the Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 – at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Android-powered Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 will be initially available as a Wi-Fi model in March at an estimated street price of $1,499 (approximately Rs. 103,000) while the voice model will be launched in summer. The Windows 10-based ... Read More »

MediaTek Helio P20 SoC Launched for Smartphones at MWC 2016

Chipmaker company MediaTek unveiled two new SoC models at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show. The company announced the Helio P20, which is the successor to its mid-range P10 SoC. It also unveiled the MT2511, its first bio-sensing analogue front-end chip aimed at the wearable market. The MediaTek Helio P20, much like its predecessor the Helio P10, is aimed ... Read More »

Gionee S8 With ‘3D Touch’ Display, ‘Dual WhatsApp’ Launched at MWC 2016

Gionee on Monday unveiled its new S8 flagship smartphone at MWC  in Barcelona, Spain. The company at the event also revealed its brand new logo and tagline that says, “Make Smiles.” The Gionee S8 has been priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours. The ... Read More »

MWC 2016: SanDisk Launches USB Type-C Flash Drive, New MicroSD Cards

Amidst smartphone and tablet launches, SanDisk Corporation at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2016 trade show launched its SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C flash drive for mobiles, tablets, laptops, and other compatible devices. The company also launched two new microSD cards. The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is available to buy from Amazon and other leading retailers. The new drive ... Read More »

Acer Liquid Jade 2, Liquid Zest Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016

Acer on Monday launched the new Liquid Jade 2 flagship smartphone at the side-lines of MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The Taiwanese manufacturer alongside also revealed its new Liquid Zest series smartphones, the Liquid Zest and Liquid Zest 4G. The company has not announced pricing or availability details of the Acer Liquid Jade 2 smartphone. However, it has confirmed that the ... Read More »

MWC 2016: ZTE Eyes Selling 60-70 Million Smartphones in 2016

China’s ZTE, the world’s sixth largest smartphone maker, is introducing new value-priced phone models and aims to sell between 60 million and 70 million devices overall this year, an executive said on Monday. ZTE Senior Director of Mobile Devices Waiman Lam said in an interview at the Mobile World Congress that the company is cautiously targeting growth of around 60 ... Read More »