Tag Archives: Smartphone

MWC 2016: ZTE Teases Smartphone Launch on Sunday

ZTE has announced an event on Sunday at the sidelines of MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The teaser image from ZTE shows a smartphone in the background with the tagline saying, “imagination and beyond.” Unfortunately, details about the new ZTE smartphone are limited as of now. While announcing the M-ICT (the Enabler of Mobile Internet) theme for its MWC event, ... Read More »

Xiaomi to Use Its Own Smartphone Chips This Year: Report

China’s most valuable start-up Xiaomi Inc is aiming to use smartphone processor chips designed in-house in some of its lower-priced handsets in the second half of this year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The move would mark the first time that Xiaomi has used chips designed in-house, something analysts have said could put pressure on ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

Rs. 251 Smartphone Bookings Stopped as Company Servers are ‘Overloaded’

Planning to buy the Rs. 251 smartphone? You might have missed your chance. The world’s cheapest smartphone went on sale this morning via freedom251.com but people were already having problems booking the phone. Now however, the option to buy the phone seems to have disappeared completely, as the company claims that its servers have been overloaded. When you visit the ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Mobile Industry Raises Concerns Over Rs. 251 Smartphone

Expressing concern over the launch of a smartphone at price as low as Rs. 251, mobile industry body ICA has written to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get into depth of the issue, saying the rate could not be below Rs. 3,500 even after a subsidised sale. The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) also said that it is not appropriate ... Read More »

Smartphone Graphics to Rival PlayStation 4, Xbox One in 2017: ARM

Every year we see smartphone companies boast about the processing and graphics capabilities of their device. And rightly so – the modern smartphone is immensely powerful, and comparable to desktop PCs from just a few years ago. Whether it’s gaming, or its affinity to mimic your desktop computer, we have come a long way. And in less than two years, ... Read More »

‘ReFlex’ Flexible Android Smartphone Developed, Brings ‘Bend Gestures’ to Apps

Researchers in Canada have developed world’s first flexible smartphone that uses bend sensors to simulate flipping of pages and playing games without even touching the display of the screen. Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab developed ReFlex – a full-colour and high-resolution smartphone that combines multi-touch with bend input allowing users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Is the Cheapest Smartphone in the World, Costs Just Rs. 251

Ringing Bells is set to official unveil the Freedom 251 smartphone, delivering on its commitment of launching the cheapest smartphone in India. Bookings for the Freedom 251 – which is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world – begin on Thursday at 6am. The Freedom 251, which Ringing Bells says has ... Read More »

Innovation in Smartphone Technology Has Slowed Down

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow, and 2015 was a record year for smartphone shipments. Although Samsung and Apple between them still control nearly 40 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments, the remaining 60 percent is divided between dozens of manufacturers who are slowly but certainly making their mark on the industry. However, the idea of the smartphone is anything ... Read More »

India Amongst Fastest Growing Smartphone Markets in Asia Pacific: IDC

Nearly 103.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in 2015 – an increase of 28.8 percent as compared to 2014 – positioning India as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia Pacific region, said a report on Tuesday. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker”, 25.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in the ... Read More »