Things you should know about Samsung S8

Talking about Samsung it has just running at the top of the list and the only reason for this is revealing smartphones in the market with great features which other smartphone is lacking behind.

If we talk about recent reveal it has just launch its new series “Samsung Galaxy S8” on 21st April, 2017 with some great features bundle in this phone.

Few things we should know about Samsung Galaxy S8

So before buying we should know few things about Samsung Galaxy S8 as mentioned below:

  • Two Versions are available

Talking about Samsung Galaxy S8 which comes in two versions i.e. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+which have little changes in them.

Screen size of S8 is 5.8 inch. Screen size of S8+ is 6.2 inch.
S8 has battery of 3000 mAh. S8+ has battery of 3500 mAh.

SAR value: 0.44 W/kg (head) and 0.75 W/kg (body).

 

SAR value: 0.67 W/kg (head) and 0.97 W/kg (body).
Internal Storage of 64GB. Internal Storage of 128GB.
4GB of RAM. 6GB of RAM.

 

  • Beautifully Curved

Both the variants has a curved screen as well as edges. Apart from that fingerprint sensor has been moved and there is no border left between bezel and screen which look more attractive. You find really good cases for Samsung S8.

 

  • Screen resolution

Both the variants have an excellent screen resolution of 2960×1440 which gives us the 4K display which was powered by Sony. The screen panel is full HD.

 

  • No Home Buttons

As the screen size has been made bigger as well as curved the home buttons have been removed and the user can get these home buttons modified in the display which look great.

 

  • Security

Samsung has worked to it and have improved the security in galaxy S8 as well as S8+ which means that there is an additional security where phone is going to scan our eyes for unlocking the phone which is just great plus point for the user having this phone.

 

  • Additional features of BIXBY

Talking about Samsung S8 as well as S8+ has an inbuilt feature of digital assistance where we can simply take image from the camera and get the information.

 

  • Performance

The performance is just great because of new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 2.3 GHzcores which are well clocked along with 4GB of RAM.

 

  • Camera Quality

12MP rare camera with f1.7 sensor with optical image stabilizing helps in clear and crystal image. Front is having 8MP with smart Auto Focus for group selfies.

 

Conclusion

At last but not the least I would like to conclude the topic by saying that if anyone is thinking of buying Samsung Galaxy S8 then they can go for it as talking about the brand Samsung as well as Galaxy series is really worth buying. The phone is holding up with great features as well as the built in design is really attractive so we can go for it.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Launch Delayed Until Q2 2017; Specifications to Be Upgraded

After revealing the pricing of smartphone earlier this month, Asus has now delayed the smartphone release to Q2 2017 in order to upgrade its specifications.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Launch Delayed Until Q2 2017; Specifications to Be Upgraded

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was due become available starting February, while US was due to receive the smartphone sometime in Q1 price at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,600). In response to a customer’s query on Facebook, Asus North America said that the ZenFone 3 Zoom has been delayed until Q2 [2017], as pointed out in a report by PhoneArena. “We’re reworking it with better specs so you and many others can have an awesome smartphone to use,” Asus said.

It’s unclear whether the delay applies to all regions, but with just a few days left in the month – it appears regions apart from the US will see a delay as well, apart from reworked specifications. Earlier this month, Asus announced that the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has been priced at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 36,400) – specifically, for the top-end 128GB inbuilt storage variant with 4GB of RAM. The China price details of cheaper SKUs were not revealed by the company.

Asus has called ZenFone 3 Zoom as the “thinnest and lightest” smartphone that features a 5000mAh battery. The smartphone is 7.9mm thick, and weighs 170 grams. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The camera-focused smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor and an f/1.7 aperture, and the other 12-megapixel rear camera featuring 2.3x optical zoom.

Just like the Asus ZenFone AR, the ZenFone 3 Zoom features a TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, 4-axis OIS, and 3-axis EIS. At front, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.

Dual-camera toting Huawei Honor 8 Pro could be unveiled at MWC 2017

With the MWC 2017 quickly approaching, there’s still some speculation as to what the manufacturers will have to show off. While the likes of LG are expected to launch the LG G6, we are now hearing that Huawei will unveil the Honor 8 Pro during the course of the event.

The smartphone will apparently come with dual-rear cameras, which has been an industry trend for the past couple of years or so. It is said that the Honor 8 Pro will be known as the Honor V9 when it breaks cover in China. The handset has already been approved in China, which means we don’t have to wait for the official launch for the confirmation of the hardware specs.

As per TENAA’s listing, the smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) panel, and an octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2.4 GHz. However, the exact make of the processor is not known at this point.

Huawei is one of the top manufacturers in the world right now, thanks mainly to its high power cost effective handsets. It is not yet known if this new offering will go easy on the wallets, but one can hope that the company won’t drastically change its policies for this particular device.

Hardware specifications of the Huawei Honor 8 Pro:

Display: 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) panel
Processor: 2.4 GHz octa-core (make unknown)
Camera: 12MP dual-rear cameras, 8MP front camera
RAM: 4/6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery: 3,900mAh
Connectivity: 4G LTE

ASUS ZenFone 3 Go with soft front LED flash and budget hardware leaked

Seems like ASUS is focusing heavily on the budget market segment this year, continuing the trend that began a couple of years ago. A new smartphone, known as the ZenFone 3 Go has leaked out in a pretty official fashion, revealing most of the hardware specifications of the device.

The highlight here is the presence of a front facing “soft” LED flash for that added illumination in low light situations. The company is using a moderate 5MP camera on the front, though. Interestingly, the company hasn’t swayed too much from the ZenFone 3 design language, which is apparent from this leak.

The rest of the hardware specifications are nothing to write home about, which is to be expected considering the kind of market that ASUS wants to target here. It’s a pretty exciting device, but that will depend heavily on the price tag that ASUS will assign to this particular smartphone.

The handset is using the quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, which has featured in a handful of budget devices from 2016. There’s no word on the Android version it’s running, but since it’s a new device, we can expect it to feature Android 7.0 Marshmallow.

Hardware specifications of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Go:

Display: 5-inch HD (1280×720) panel
Camera: 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera with soft LED flash
Processor: Quad-core Snapdragon 410
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB (expandable via microSD)
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (expected)
Connectivity: 4G LTE

OnePlus 3T Launch Set for November 15

OnePlus 3T Launch Set for November 15OnePlus was rumoured to be working on a refined variant of the OnePlus 3, and was expected to launch it on November 14. Following Qualcomm’s revelation that OnePlus will be launching a Snapdragon 821-based product soon, OnePlus has officially announced that it is launching a Snapdragon 821-based product on November 15 at 1pm EST (11.30pm IST), and the event will be live streamed from its official Facebook page.

While the company didn’t explicitly announce that it is calling the upgraded variant OnePlus 3T, it did leave hints in the teaser video released on its social media channels. Apart from the prominent ‘T’ logo, the video also confirms the arrival of Snapdragon 821 chipset in the new variant, with a maximum clock speed of 2.35GHz. Earlier, Qualcomm had also tweeted that OnePlus’ upcoming smartphone will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 processor.

The OnePlus 3T has been rumoured a lot in the past, and apart from the processor upgrade, the new variant will also have the latest Sony IMX398 sensor onboard. It is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat-based Oxygen OS, and sport an Optic AMOLED display.

The Snapdragon 821 processor is expected to be paired with 6GB of RAM. It may offer two storage options – 64GB and 128GB. The OnePlus 3T is pegged to pack a slightly larger 3300mAh battery as well. The smartphone is expected to be priced at $479 (roughly Rs. 32,100) – $80 more than the OnePlus 3, which is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.

In any case, all the speculations will be put to rest on November 15, where OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 3T smartphone. Till then, treat all rumours with caution.

Samsung Scraps Foldable Smartphone’s Launch Over Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Said to Launch Only 1 Flagship Smartphone a Year From 2017

  • Samsung plans only one flagship a year now
  • This is being done to maintain quality control
  • It may mean a delay in the launch of Samsung’s rumoured foldable phone

Over the past five years, Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablets have been the company’s mainstays in the second half of the year, while the Galaxy S series smartphones have done duty in the first half. However, this arrangement may be about to change and the company completely scrapping a flagship for the second half of the year.

Still dealing with the fallouts of the disaster that is theGalaxy Note 7, Samsung has reportedly decided to launch only one flagship smartphone a year. This information comes courtesy reports by reputed South Korean publications Sammobile and Korea Herald, both citing the news outlet Newsis.

Samsung has apparently decided to stick to only one flagship model for the year so that it can ensure that product quality is not compromised. The Galaxy Note 7 explosions have been attributed to faulty batteries, though it said that the company is still looking for a reason for the sudden fires.

Not only does this plan affect the fate of the future Galaxy Note devices, which reportedly has already been killed off, but it also means bad tidings for the company’s plans for a foldable smartphone. Samsung has long been rumoured to be working on a flagship smartphone with a foldable Oled screen; unlike devices with curved screens, this handset is said to be sport the clamshell form factor, but can be turned into a standard phone when needed.

If Samsung indeed plans to scrap a second flagship series starting 2017, this may also mean at least a delay in the launch of the foldable smartphone.

However, all hope is not lost. The Newsis report says that the company has not notified its suppliers of any change in schedule. This is a significant factor as scrapping a flagship model has a direct impact on the suppliers.

Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy S8, on the other hand, are still said to be on track. The smartphone isrumoured to be launched on February 26 next year, just ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is said to have a 16- or 18-megapixel dual-camera setup on the back; rumours point to the end of Home button on Samsung phones with the launch of Galaxy S8.

 

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini Launched in India at Rs. 12,999

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and Features
The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera
It will be exclusively available via Amazon India
The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini packs a 2800mAh battery
After launching the ZTE Blade V6 (Review) in India, the company has now announced that it is bringing the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini to the country. The smartphone supports VoLTE, has a full-HD display, fingerprint sensor, and is powered by an octa-core processor. The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini is priced at Rs. 12,999 and will be available exclusively via Amazon India from October 21 in Black and White colour variants.

The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini was first unveiled in China in April this year, and was priced at CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 15,000). The smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner at the back, and it can be used for multiple functions like as a camera shutter button or for taking screenshots.

The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens, autofocus, and LED flash. There is an 8-megapixel front camera also on board. The company also claims that the smartphone carries ZTE’s new phone professional photography system called “NeoVision 5.8”.

As for other specifications, the smartphone features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. Under the hood, the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini is powered by an octa-core (4~CHECK~1.5GHz Cortex A53+ 4~CHECK~1.2GHz Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. There is 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB).
The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini sports a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano + Nano), which means the second SIM card slot also doubles up as the microSD card slot. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Nubia UI 3.9.6 skin on top. The handset is backed by a 2800mAh non-removable battery.

Connectivity options on the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB v2.0 (with USB OTG), GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and Glonass connectivity. It measures 141.4x70x8mm, and weighs 138 grams.

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini ZTE Nubia Z11 mini
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.00-inch
Processor
1.2GHz
Front Camera
8-megapixel
Resolution
1080×1920 pixels
RAM
3GB
OS
Android 5.1
Storage
64GB
Rear Camera
16-megapixel
Battery capacity
2800mAh

Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Sees Nearly 40 Percent Vow to Never Buy a Samsung Phone Again

Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Sees Nearly 40 Percent Vow to Never Buy a Samsung Phone Again: Survey
Samsung recently killed its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
Google’s Pixel and iPhone 7 series will gain from Note 7 fiasco
Many consumers in survey claimed will never buy another Samsung phone
After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, many current Samsung smartphone users say they won’t buy another smartphone from the company and will go for offerings from other companies, claims a survey conducted in the US. Branding Brand, which usually releases periodic surveys to understand the mobile shopping experience, has come out with shocking revelation for Samsung.

 

According to the survey, 40 percent of existing Samsung smartphone users “won’t buy another phone from the brand” and this was 6 percent more than since the first week of the phone’s US recall last month. Out of the people surveyed, 30 percent of current Samsung smartphone consumers said that “they’ve only ever owned that brand of phone.”
Of the 40 percent of Samsung smartphone users who said they will not buy another smartphone from the company, 8 percent said they will buy a Google Pixel smartphone – a new trend in user preference since the Google phones were only unveiled earlier this month. 30 percent said they will switch to an iPhone. Notably, this was down from 34 percent surveyed in September, with more users probably headed to the new Google offering. 62 percent said they would would buy an Android smartphone from a brand other than Google or Samsung – up from 57 percent last month.

Samsung recently announced that it will kill the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as it was unable to fix the fire issue that led it to recall it twice. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has no doubt become one of the biggest debacles in the company’s history, and if a new survey is to be believed, the fire incidents have made a major dent in the brand.

Branding Brand conducted its first such survey to see how current Samsung consumers were losing confidence in the brand last month. For the second and latest survey, 1,000 users, aged between 18-65, who currently owned a Samsung smartphone participated.

Xiaomi Diwali Sale Starts October 17: Re.1 Flash Deals, Mi Max Prime, Mi Robot Vacuum, and More on Offer

Xiaomi Diwali Sale Starts October 17: Re.1 Flash Deals, Mi Max Prime, Mi Robot Vacuum, and More on Offer
The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is priced at Rs. 19,999
Re. 1 flash sales will be conducted everyday
One customer to get a free Mi Robot Vacuum everyday through lucky draw
Just like the Mi 2nd anniversary sale, Xiaomi is now conducting a Diwali sale from October 17 to October 19. The festive sale similarly includes Re. 1 flash sales, discounts on smartphones and accessories, and also the launch of a new product in India.

The Chinese company has also introduced a new game called Go Smash on its website. Users who play it get a chance to win free devices and coupons. Also, all orders will receive a free laptop sticker. Orders between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 15,000 will receive a Mi keychain, and orders more than Rs. 15,000 will receive a Mi USB Fan bundled free along with their package. On all three days, a lucky draw winner is also entitled to a free Mi Robot Vacuum as well. Xiaomi is also offering zero percent EMIs on the Xiaomi Mi 5 in these three days.

The Re. 1 flash sale will be hosted on all three days at 2pm. On October 17, the Redmi 3S Prime and Mi Bluetooth speaker will be up for grabs. On the next day, the Redmi Note 3 (16GB) and 20000mAh power bank will be listed, and on October 17, the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Band 2 can be lapped up for Re. 1.

Xiaomi will also begin to sell the Mi Max Prime in India at Rs. 19,999. The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime comes with almost identical specifications as the Mi Max, except for the Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Other products up for grabs are the Mi Air Purifier for Rs. 9,999, the Mi Band 2 for Rs. 1,999, and the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro for Rs. 1,999. Xiaomi is also giving away accessories at a 25 percent discount, and has introduced some bundle deals for the three day sale. These bundle deals include the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank and USB Fan for Rs. 1899, the Mi Band and Mi Band strap for Rs. 1,099, and the Mi Band 2 and USB Fan for Rs. 1,999.

There are some discounts on specific Redmi and Mi phones as well, and Xiaomi promises to announce more on October 14.

Samsung Galaxy Note Series Use Banned on Flights

Samsung Galaxy Note Series Use Banned on Flights: DGCA

  • The incident happened in a Singapore-Chennai IndiGo flight
  • DGCA to summon officials and ban the use of Galaxy Note series on flights
  • Incident happened as Samsung is busy recalling its Galaxy Note 7 units

A high-end Samsung smartphone caught fire inside a Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft on Friday, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

The incident, concerning Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device, prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ask all airlines to ban the use of this series of smartphones inside planes, while the company officials have been summoned by the aviation regulator on Monday.

The fire was reported inside the IndiGo aircraft coming from Singapore at the Chennai airport.

Passengers travelling on 6E-054 flight from Singapore to Chennai noticed the smoke smell in the cabin this morning and immediately alerted the cabin crew on board, IndiGo said.

The crew found the smoke to be coming from the hat-rack of seat 23C after which the pilot alerted the ATC of the situation on board.

“Taking the precautionary measure, the cabin crew on priority relocated all passengers on other seats, and further observed smoke being emitted from a Samsung note 2 which was placed in the baggage (of a passenger) in the overhead bin.

“The crew discharged the fire extinguisher which is as per the Standard Operating Procedures prescribed by the aircraft manufacturer, and quickly transferred the Samsung note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory,” it said.

The airline said the aircraft made a normal landing and all passengers were deplaned as per normal procedure.

“This equipment (Samsung mobile) will be further examined by the concerned departments. IndiGo has voluntarily informed the DGCA,” the carrier said, while adding that safety was of the utmost priority and at no time it can be compromised.

The watchdog had earlier banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onboard an aircraft following a series of incidents of the smartphone’s battery exploding in various countries.

However, this is the first incident of the Samsung device catching fire onboard in India. No immediate comments was available from Samsung. The regulator would now issue a fresh advisory about these devices, while it has already asked airlines to advise passengers to switch off their Samsung Galaxy Note phones while on-board.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Rs. 49,348

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

1.9-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 4.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

3100mAh