Tag Archives: Smartphone

Oppo R9 Camera-Focused Smartphone Expected to Launch on March 17

Oppo seems set to launch its Oppo R9 smartphone, the successor to the Oppo R7 launched last year. Couple of new teasers by the company not only confirm the existence of the smartphone but also reveals its USP and its launch date. According to one of the teasers posted on the company’s Weibo account, the Oppo R9 smartphone’s highlight could ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Smartphone ‘Biggest Scam of Millennium’, Says Congress MP

Alleging that ‘Freedom 251’ smartphone scheme was a “fraud”, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari in Rajya Sabha Friday strongly objected to the presence of BJP leaders at the launch of the scheme to sell smartphones at a price of Rs. 251 and sought a reply from the government. “I am making a definite allegation. This government is going to do a ... Read More »

LG Says Won’t Launch a Nexus Smartphone This Year: Report

LG at the ongoing MWC trade show in Barcelona has confirmed that it won’t release a Nexus phone this year. A LG spokesperson confirmed plans to CNET, and added, “LG needs to focus on its own brand.” The news may come as a surprise to LG Nexus 4, Nexus 5, or Nexus 5X users, considering that the Nexus phones made ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Earn DisplayMate’s Crown for Best Smartphone Displays

Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, which were launched just ahead of MWC 2016 on Sunday, sport top-of-the-line innards and features – while also missing out on a few. But as far as the display is concerned, nothing beats Samsung’s offering, according to DisplayMate Technologies. In its latest report, the video calibration equipment firm evaluated the display of ... Read More »

LeEco’s Le Max Pro Goes on Sale as First Snapdragon 820 Smartphone

LeEco Le Max Pro, the world’s first smartphone unveiled to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, has gone on sale in China – making it the world’s first Snapdragon 820 smartphone in the market. The flagship smartphone from the Chinese technology conglomerate went on sale in limited quantities in China on Tuesday at rather low price of CNY 1999 (roughly $305 ... Read More »

LeEco’s Le Max Pro Goes on Sale as First Snapdragon 820 Smartphone

LeEco Le Max Pro, the world’s first smartphone unveiled to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, has gone on sale in China – making it the world’s first Snapdragon 820 smartphone in the market. The flagship smartphone from the Chinese technology conglomerate went on sale in limited quantities in China on Tuesday at rather low price of CNY 1999 (roughly $305 ... Read More »

Nokia CEO Says ‘Not in a Hurry’ to Get Back Into Smartphone Business

Nokia, which sold its mobile and devices divisions to Microsoft in 2014, has on several occasions confirmed it intends to get back into the smartphone business. Now, the company says it will not be hasty with its re-entry. Finland’s biggest company on the sidelines of its talk about the adoption of 5G network ahead of Mobile World Congress also addressed ... Read More »

Obi Worldphone MV1 Dual-SIM Budget Smartphone Launched at MWC 2016

Obi Worldphone, the company backed by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, has unveiled a new smartphone, the MV1, at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The company says that the Obi Worldphone MV1 smartphone is targeted at “young professionals” markets across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Priced at $149 (approximately Rs. 10,000), the smartphone will be available in 2GB and 1GB ... Read More »

Datawind CEO Questions Freedom251 Price; Planning to Launch Rs. 1,500 Smartphone

Datawind, the maker of world’s cheapest tablet PC, today questioned the Rs. 251 pricing of Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone, and said that the scheme will neither impact the company nor market players. “Every month, about two crore mobile phones are sold in India. The company [Ringing Bells] claims to have 25 lakh bookings and some crore registrations. If the ... Read More »