Tuesday, 20 June 2017

OnePlus 5 Launched [In Pics]: Check Out The Latest Android Beast

The most awaited OnePlus smartphone for 2017 - the OnePlus 5 has been launched globally at an event in New York. The flagship OnePlus smartphone has been launched worldwide and will be available on the OnePlus official website based on invites. OnePlus 5 smartphone comes with heavily loaded specifications and in 2 variants - one 6GB RAM option with 64GB of internal storage and another 8GB RAM variant with 128GB internal storage.

Other specifications of the OnePlus 5 include a Snapdragon 835 processor which powers a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080P Full HD resolution. There is also a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery that also supports OnePlus’ exclusive Dash-charging. 

OnePlus 5 gained much hype due to its dual-camera setup which OnePlus has already revealed on multiple occasions. The primary cameras of OnePlus 5 include a 16-megapixel main sensor that comes coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto sensor. Meanwhile, the front camera sports a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone also includes features like Dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE class connectivity.

Here is a look at the OnePlus 5 smartphone in pictures:

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

OnePlus 5 to come with 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon 835 Soc?

We already know that OnePlus might skip the number 4 when it comes to their next flagship device mainly because it (No. 4) resembles the symbol of death in China. Now a report has surfaced online in China which has revealed that OnePlus will come with 8GB of RAM. Just like the company's earlier OnePlus 3 smartphone which was one of the first handsets to come with 6GB of RAM, with 8GB RAM OnePlus 5 also might be first of the handsets to come with such a huge memory configuration.

Moreover, as per the leaks, OnePlus 5 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. If this stands true, OnePlus 5 will give direct competition to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 which also comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The OnePlus 5 is also expected to come with a much more sleeker frame in addition to an improved display. Furthermore, the leak says that OnePlus 5 will sport a dual camera setup and the setup would be vertical instead of horizontal as generally located in most smartphones today.

As per earlier rumours, the OnePlus 5 will be featuring a dual edged display just like the Galaxy S7 Edge. The smartphone will flaunt a 23-megapixel rear camera and 16-megapixel front camera for selfies which is similar to OnePlus 3 at least in terms of megapixels. The device is expected to come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128GB of internal storage and 256GB of expandable memory via micro sd card slot. The smartphone is said to feature a ceramic body like the Xiaomi Mi Mix which is in-line with earlier reports that the company is planning to replace the aluminium body of the phone with a ceramic one. OnePlus 5 is tipped to come with ceramic bodyshell made by the same firm which created the Xiaomi Mi Mix's ceramic exterior.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5 is said to house a 4000mAh battery with Dash Charge fast charging support. It will come with a Type-C USB port and with wireless charging. OnePlus 5 is said to be running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, and OnePlus OxygenOS UI on top of it. 

As per rumours, OnePlus 5 is likely to be announced at the end of Q2 2017. We advise our readers to take these specs with a pinch of salt as none of these has been officially confirmed by OnePlus. Stay tuned to The Mobile Indian network for more updates on this.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro available for purchase on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro which was launched in India this month is now available for purchase exclusively on Amazon India. Colour options available for the smartphone are Navy Blue and Gold.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro offers a 5.7-inch display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 256GB expandable memory slot, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and a 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The device also features a fingerprint sensor which is embedded in the physical home button in the front. Moreover, the Galaxy C7 Pro has Samsung's Always-On display and supports Samsung Pay.

The  Galaxy C7 Pro flaunts a 16-megapixel shooter on the back and a 16-megapixel camera at the front with f/1.9 aperture. Both the cameras can record full-HD videos at 30 frames per second. On the connectivity front, the device offers hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and a USB Type C port. The handset measures 156.5 x 77.2 x 7.0 mm and weighs 172 grams. The smartphone also has acceleration sensor, a gyro sensor, a geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor and RGB light sensor.

Motorola Moto C images leaked online, to come in 3 colour variants

Motorola is reported to be working on a new budget-centric smartphone, dubbed as Moto C. After Moto X (2017) was teased by Motorola, it seems that the same video also showcased another smartphone, which could be none other than Moto C.

The screen grab of the announced Moto smartphone was posted by famous tipster Evan Blass, who later confirmed that the device is Moto C. The screen grab shows the white colour variant of the upcoming smartphone. Further, a Weibo user posted a new image of the Moto C, which shows the device from front and back panel and reveals that the upcoming smartphone might come with black, gold and red colour variants. 

Upon close inspection, one would find physical navigations button at the base of the front panel, while the top boasts a front-facing camera along with earpiece and usual array of sensors. The size bezels are quite visible and the front looks similar to other Moto products. At the back panel, one will see a primary camera hump, similar to what we have seen in Moto G5 Plus, along with a LED flash. Just beneath it, you will find Moto logo and at the base, there is a speaker grille. 

As for specifications are concerned, the smartphone is touted to boasts either a 5-inch or 5.2-inch HD display. Under the hood, there would be either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor or MediaTek MT6580 SoC. On the camera front, the device might boast a 16-megapixel rear camera coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. 

The smartphone is said to run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be juiced by a 3,800mAh battery. However, there is no way to authenticate this information, so we suggest to hold your horses as it is just another rumour on the grapevine. 

Motorola is also said to be working on this year’s Moto E series and the devices have recently received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification. It is reported that the company is working on three devices under this series, which would be named as Moto E4, Moto E4 Plus and Moto E4 Power.

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus red colour variant pre-order starts in India

Last week, Apple started taking pre-order for its new 9.7-inch iPad via Flipkart and now the red colour variant of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus is also up for pre-orders in India through various online retailers. The Apple iPhone 7 red colour 128GB model is priced at 70,000, while the 256GB model is priced at 80,000. On the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus red colour 128GB and 256GB models are priced at Rs 82,000 and Rs. 92000 respectively. The devices will be released on April 14, 2017.

The company rolled out the special edition Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus to highlight its partnership with RED that seeks to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS.

As far as tech specifications are concerned, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch touchscreen while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display with 1334x750 pixels and 1920x1080 pixel resolution. Both are LED backlit IPS screens and have 625 cd/M2 max brightness.

Apple devices offer A10Fusion CPU, which is claimed to be the best ever CPU to feature in a smartphone. Built on the 64 bit architecture, the CPU comes with four cores, two for conserving battery power and two for high performance. They have a separate motion co-processor while Apple says that their graphics processor is 50 percent faster than that of previous A9 SoC.

On the camera front, the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera set up. The iPhone 7 Plus has a primary 12-megapixel camera as the iPhone 7. But the bigger iPhone has a secondary camera, which is dubbed as 'telephoto' camera. The secondary camera in the iPhone 7 Plus is meant to create depth effect in images and helps users to get 2x zoom without any assistance from software. Post 2x, the camera takes help of software as is usually happens in smartphones.

The primary 12-megapixel camera of both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation, six element lens, Live Photo feature with stabilisation, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Auto HDR, Burst mode, timer mode, panorama and geo tagging features. There is Quad LED True tone flashlight on the back panel of both the phones. The 12-megapixel cameras can record 4K videos, slow motion full HD videos at 120 fps and HD videos at 240 fps.

Both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have 7-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Called as FaceTime HD camera, these can record full HD videos, and have BSI sensor, Auto HDR, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst mode and Timer mode.

The LTE-enabled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have WiFi (ac), WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS and NFC. They have fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the home button. Moreover, the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus comes with revamped Siri that allows users sending messages, set reminders and do more through voice.

Samsung reveals the pricing of Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM variant

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ will come with a price tag of 1,155,000 won which roughly translate to Rs 65,428. The smartphone will be available in Midnight Black edition and the device is already up for pre-order until April 17. The company will be giving a free DeX station to very customer opting for pre-orders the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Further, Samsung has also stated that the company will be supporting 50 percent of the screen replacement fee within one year, though it will be for once. Customers in Korea will also receive three months’ use of YouTube and YouTube Red free of advertisement as well. 

In terms of specifications, this 6GB variant of the device will be identical to the regular Galaxy S8+ barring the RAM and internal storage. To brief you out about the specs, the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Infinity Display which is curved on both the edges. On the inside, we have Samsung's Exynos 8895 chipset or Snapdragon 835 platform (which is clocked at 2.35 GHz) depending on where you live. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and will pack a 3500 mAh battery inside.

For the camera, Samsung seems to have gone with the same sensor as on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. At the back, we have a 12-megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel technology and aperture f/1.7 and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus and aperture f/1.7.MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera. On the connectivity front, both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and 173g.

Meanwhile, all the major carriers in the US and UK has already announced the pricing of both the devices. Starting with US carrier Verizon, the company is offering the Galaxy S8 for $720 (approx. Rs 46753) or $30 per month for 24 months, while the S8+ goes for $840 (approx. Rs  54545) or $35 for 24 months. Verizon also stated that those who are opting for pre-orders will get the Gear VR with controller and Oculus content pack. A limited edition premium bundle which adds a 256GB memory card and Bluetooth headphones by AKG will also be available for $99

Monday, 27 February 2017

MWC 2017: Motorola Launches Moto G5 And Moto G5 Plus

Motorola has launched Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in the MWC 2017 as the fifth generation of the Moto G family.
These are the first phones in the Moto G-series which come with a metal design
Moto G5 comes with a 2800 mAh battery and a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor. The phone also sports a fingerprint reader in the front.
Moto G5 includes a 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Moto G5 Plus on the other hand, comes with a 12-megapixel camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels and f/1.7 aperture.
The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery with TurboPower charging options which will deliver up to six hours of battery life in 15 minutes of cahrging, as claimed by the company.
Moto G5 Plus is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and comes with 4G LTE support
As the additional features, Moto G5 Plus includes Moto Actions - One Button Nav, which lets users navigate through screens using the fingerprint reader.
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will be available beginning in March in various countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Moto G5 will be available in Lunar Gray or Fine Gold.
Moto G will be sold starting at €199 (-14,000) with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Moto G5 Plus starts at $229 (-16,000) with 2GB RAM/32GB storage and €279 (-20,000) for 3GB RAM/32GB storage.