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Latest news on mobile phones, smartphones, gadgets, wearables, smart watches, fitness trackers, IoT devices and new launches. This section also talks about smartphone launches by various companies, product announcements and various offers by the respective companies. You will also get hands-on preview of the device, be it a smartphone, gadget, smart watch or any other wearable device.

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LG Q6 with Full vision display launched, will get affordable pricing

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LG (Electronics) has announced the launch of LG Q6 smartphone. LG aims to offer premium features at a competitive price through new Q series of which Q6 is the first.

LG Q6 features 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display gets “bezel-less” though it actual gets less bezel and that according to company has retained to prevent accidental touching of the screen when being held.

The Q6 family consists of the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. The three variants offer different memory and storage options with Q6+ getting 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, the base Q6 gets 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the most affordable Q6α offers 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM.

LG Q6 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Soc and 3000mAH battery. The phone gets the latest Android 7.1.1 Naugat operating system. It features a minimalist design, no camera bump, rounded corners of the body matching the corners of the display and has been packaged in metallic frame.

The phone also features LG’s proprietary Face Recognition feature. The smartphone incorporates a 100-degree wide angle 5 megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera is a 13 megapixel unit.

“The LG Q6 is a blend of premium features, great performance and attractive pricing, a combination that is extremely important to us as we look at the way consumers are using smartphones around the world,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Q series is our way of getting the superb experiences with the essence of the LG’s premium line-ups to more consumers’ hands and pockets.”

The LG G6 has said that it will start selling the phone in key markets in Asia starting next month and will be rolled out in Europe, Latin America and North America later. No pricing has been announced so far, however we expect it to be priced between Rs 14,000 to Rs 20,000.

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Smartphone offers on Amazon India Prime day.

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Amazon is offering exclusive savings to its prime members for 30 hours starting 6:00 PM 10th July. It is Amazon India’s first Prime Day which gives Prime members exclusive deals which is not available to non prime members.

Amazon has some special offers on smartphones and also there are few exclusive launches too here is a look at all the smartphone offers available. Redmi Flash sale which is currently available only on Amazon. Honor 8 Pro and Infocus Turbo 5 is also being introduced by Amazon today.

Prime members will also get special discount on Phones. Moto G5 and G5 plus gets Rs 1000 off, OnePlus 3T gets Rs 2000 off and Honor 6X gets Rs 3000 off, other than that OnePlus 5 gets Rs 2000 Amazon Pay cash back on exchange.

Amazon India is also starting its first Original series “Inside Edge” on Prime Video. Members can watch this exciting new series on www.PrimeVideo.com.

Some other deals other than smartphones are: On purchase of TCL 4K Pure Android Smart TV (55 inches), get a TCL HD Ready TV (32 inches) FREE, up to 40% off on Bose Earphones, 1.5 TB hard disk starting at 4099, Bose Soundlink 3 at 30% off, Rs. 7000 off on Lenovo 7th Gen i5 Full HD Win10+Office laptop, minimum 25% off on Sanyo Televisions, Apple watch series 2 starting at 27900 and many more.

There is a 20% discount of Kindle Starter Packs (KSP), which consist of a Kindle e-reader (Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite), a premium Kindle case, free 2-Year Kindle Total Protection Plan and a Kindle eBook promotion (that offers KSP customers 80% discount on any Kindle eBooks up to Rs. 1,000 for Kindle Pack and Rs. 2,000 for Kindle Paperwhite Pack.

Members using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards can avail a 15% cashback of upto Rs.2000/ on a minimum purchase of Rs. 5000. Anyone can become a prime memberby visiting www.amazon.in/primeday today.

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Vivo X9s, X9s Plus launched, features dual selfie camera

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Vivo has launched the successor to last years X9 and X9 Plus smartphones in China yesterday. Vivo X9s and Vivo X9s Plus are both selfie camera focused phone sporting dual front camera with 20 megapixel and 5 megapixel mix. They are priced at Chinese currency equivalent of Rs 25,665 and 28,520 respectively. The X9s Plus will go on sale from July 8 while X9s will go on sale from July 20. The smartphones come in gold, rose gold and matte black colour variants. No dates for India launch has been announced.

Front camera of the phones also feature soft LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera setup consists of a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0, PDAF and a LED flash.

The Vivo X9s has a metal unibody design and features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53) Snapdragon 652 processor, along with Adreno 510 GPU. Both get 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat which is wrapped under Funtouch OS 3.1 and also houses a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in its home button.

The battery duty is done by a 3320mAh unit with fast charging. Besides, Vivo X9s offers Dual SIM 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack. The handset measures 152.6×74.2×6.99mm and weighs 154 grams.

On the other hand, the Vivo X9s Plus features a larger 5.85-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display. It is powered by an Octa Core (Quad 1.95GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53) Snapdragon 653 processor, along with Adreno 510 GPU.As the Plus moniker suggests the phone gets a bigger 4015mAh battery with fast charging feature. The handset measures 162.59 × 78.84 × 7.25mm. Rest of the specifications are similar to the Vivo X9s smartphone.

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Moto E4 Plus to be available only on Flipkart from July 12

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Moto E4 Plus is going to be available in India through Flipkart from 12th July noon. Motorola has announced this through their Twitter handle. Moto E4 Plus comes with a 5000 mAh battery, which is the highlight of this smartphone. This battery is supposed to last two days.

While the price of the phone has not yet been announced we expect it to be priced below Rs 12,000. Moto E4 which is currently available and gets smaller 2800mAH battery is selling for Rs 8,999.

Moto E4 Plus looks similar to the Moto G5 smartphones with the slightly curved back. The phone sports a metal uni-body design which lends it a premium feel. A very prominent round rear camera unit, antena lines running across top and bottom are some of the other design elements. The front home button has the fingerprint scanner embedded inside it.

Moto E4 Plus features a 5.5-inch HD resolution display (1080 x 720 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM coupled with two storage options 16GB or 32GB. The rear camera is a 13Megapixel unit, while the front camera is 5MP. The Moto E4 Plus runs the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1. Motorla is also shiping a 10W rapid charger which becomes all the more important given the size of the battery which would have otherwise taken foreever to charge.

Motorola Moto E4 Plus is not water resistant however it does feature a water-repellent coating to protect your smartphone against splashes, etc. This 4G LTE device also features Bluetooth version 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Magnetometer (e-compass) and Fingerprint reader.

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Honor 8 Pro with 128GB storage launched, priced at Rs 29,999

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Huawei’s sister brand Honor has launched Honor 8 Pro in India priced at Rs 29,999 to sold exclusively through Amazon.in. The phone gets a comprehensive update to Honor 8 and gets dual camera setup just like its predecessor and features top of the line specifications, a premium glass and metal design and a huge battery.

While the exact release date has not been announced, company said that the phone would be available soon. The smartphone is available in two color options – midnight black and navy blue.

The phone gets a uni-body all metal design with matt finish and all glass finish in the front.  The sides are curved and the smartphone has a screen to body ratio of 79%. The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor clocked at 2.6GHz paired with 6GB of RAM and Mali G71 GPU, a 4,000mAh battery.

Flagship Kirin 960 SoC has also been used in Huawei P10 and Mate 9 and is claimed to offer 18% faster CPU and the GPU is 180 percent faster than the one found on the Honor 8.

The Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 515 ppi, whopping 128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded by another 128GB using microSD card and a fingerprint sensor at the back.

The Honor 8 Pro runs on Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 running atop Android 7.0 Nougat and supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 and GPS/A-GPS.

The smartphone gets dual camera setup at the rear – a primary 12MP RGB (color) sensor and a secondary 12MP monochrome (black and white) sensor with both having an aperture of f/2.2. The rear camera also comes with phase detection and laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash. The front camera on the other hand uses 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and the ability to capture video in up to 1080p resolution.

In this dual camera setup the monochrome sensor captures a lot of data, which then is used to process images so that they have better details, especially in low light. Just like the OnePlus 5, the dual camera setup also allows you to take bokeh shots – images with depth of field effects. Monochrome unit can also be used in standalone mode to capture black and white images.

The Honor 8 Pro competes directly with the OnePlus 5, which was launched a few weeks ago for Rs 32,999. You can read the more abour OnePlus 5 here and here

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Lephone Launches Budget 4G Smartphone For Rs 3999

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Chinese phone maker Lephone has launched a budget 4G smartphone in the Indian market. The phone, Lephone W2, with very basic smartphone features is priced at Rs 3,999. The device supports VoLTE too.

The Lephone W2 is a 4.5-inch size smartphone and comes in four color variants – Black, Golden, Rose gold and White + Gold.

“lephone is leveraging a platform with an affordable yet power packed device, as it offers the flexibility to address users’ increasingly varied demands. Lephone W2 offers all the latest specifications and is arguably the best model in its class in the market,” said Vinod Pandit, Business Head, lephone Technology.

lephone W2 is powered by 1.3GHz quad core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage. The internal storage space can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone sports a 2 megapixel rear snapper with LED flash with a VGA front camera.

The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered by “360” which showcases many features and useful apps like dual account support avatar master, 360 Clone, 360 security and much more.

The device comes with a G-sensor which helps while playing games and 11.43 cm FWVGA display which makes sure that images are not cropped while viewing one.

This model offers not just a wide variety of emojis and symbols to enhance text communication, but also 22 Indian regional languages including Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujrati, Kannada, Malyalam, Marathi, Tamil, Nepali, Bodo, Telugu, Urdu, Sindhi, Odia, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Dogri, Maithili, Santhali, Konkani and Manipuri

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Ziox Astra Titan 4G With Front Fingerprint Scanner Launched For Rs 6,599

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Sun Airvoice that sells its mobile phones under Ziox Mobiles brand has launched a new 4G smartphone in the Indian market. Named Astra Titan 4G, the 5 inch smartphone is priced at Rs 6,599.

The 5 inch smartphone has a HD IPS display which is covered with a 2.5 D curved glass. The Astra Tian 4G is powered by 1.3 Ghz MediaTek quadcore processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and and 16 GB internal storage capacity with provisions to expand the storage space by using microSD cards.

The phone supports finger print sensor and one of the key features of this device is its ability to use face recognition. This is very rare in budget smartphones of this category. Besides finger rpint sensor, one can unlock the phone with face recognition technology.

The Ziox Astra Titan is runs on  Android 7.0 Nougat OS, the latest OS from Google. The phone carries a 3000 mAh battery and  supports 4G VoLTE/ViLTE.

The phone comes with 5 megapixel front and rear camera with flash. The phone sports a GPS feature that let you say hello to your endless journeys. Also removing all the language barriers for you, the phone supports 21 Indian languages! The Astra Titan also has an OTG cable support to enjoy easy transfer of files, documents and images.

“We are overwhelmed with the response to our Astra Series. The latest Astra Titan, is another promise from Ziox Mobiles, that brings the right value for Money with right tools, empowering users with technology. See it to believe it!,” said Deepak Kabu, CEO, Ziox Mobiles.

The Ziox Astra Titan comes in Rose Gold and Champagne Gold colors and is available in all the retail stores across India.

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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, Zenfone 3 Laser gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

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Asus is rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for it’s 2016’s ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone Max and Zenfone 3 Zoom. These phone where launched in with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and were updated in April this year to Android 7.0.

With the Android 7.1.1 Nougat software update, Asus ZenFone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max and Zenfone 3 Zoom will get usual improvements and bug fixes. Some of the noteworthy new features include split-screen multitasking and multi-window mode, Android Instant Apps which allows one time app usage without the need to istall it, battery imporvements and direct reply in notification bar.

Asus also has a attractive line-up Zenfone devices in the offing and is expected to be launched soon. Zenfone AR has already been teased as coming soon, the phone boasts of 8GB of RAM and some other very robust specfication and is Augumented reality focused phone.

Zenfone 3 Zoom is also expected to be launched later, this one as the name suggests is a camera focused fone and offers 2.3x optical zoom with a dual camera setup.

Zenfone 4 series is also lined up with devices like Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Max, two ZenFone 4 variants, and a Asus ZenFone 4V. Asus has a calender packed with launches for this year it seems.

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Moto E4 to launch in India at Rs 8,500 soon

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Motorola had announced the Moto E4 and E4 Plus for global markets a few weeks back. And now, according to a tweet by Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom (First reported by Gadgets360 ) the phone is expected to arrive in a couple of days at expected price of Rs 8,500.

The Lenovo-owned company is likely to introduce Moto E4 on ofline market while E4 Plus will be available online only. Smartphone boasts a 5-inch HD display 720 x 1080 pixels resolution and runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Moto E4 is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It offers 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

In terms of Battery it features a 2,800 mAh unit. The rear camera is 8Megapixel auto-focus unit while front one boasts 5 megapixel resolution.

Compared to that, Moto E4 Plus features a bigger 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage options. The camera is also bigger at 13MP in the back and 5MP unit in the front. This version also packs a huge 5,000mAh battery. Rest of the specifications are same as Moto E4.

In terms of design both the phones carry similarities with Moto G5 series. Both Moto E4 and E4 Plus get fingerprint scanner embedded in home button.
Motorola has put out a series of tweets and videos teasing the launch of Moto E4 Plus in India.“A dead phone is the modern-day shortest horror story. We will ensure you don’t feel #Powerless again. What’s coming next? #StayTuned,” Moto India said in one of the tweets. The company has also launched a contest on Twitter as well, which gives 1 lucky winner a chance to win the upcoming smartphone.

We expected both the phones to be available this week-end.

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Asus ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM coming to India soon!

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Asus Zenfone AR, the first phone with 8GB RAM is coming to India, company made the announcment through its official twitter handle. The announcement comes close on the heels of OnePlus announcing another smartphone with 8GB RAM with OnePlus 5 which will be available in India from 22nd June.

The post says “We’re ready to change the way you see smartphones. The world’s first 8GB RAM phone is all set to land in India. #StayTuned”. No date has been revealed as yet though.

Asus ZenFone AR is only available in Taiwan and is going to be launched in multiple markets in the coming months, including North America and Malaysia.

The Asus ZenFone AR is designed for Augumented reality applications and supports Google Daydream VR and Tango. It offers a camera and sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning.

The Asus ZenFone AR features a fingerprint scanner at the front embedded in the home button. Smartphone sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display, high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and vapour cooling system to avoid overheating.

Asus ZenFone AR’s camera sports a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus. The rear camera gets 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) as well as 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording alongside support for 4K video recording. 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture is also there.

The Android 7.0 Nougat-based Asus ZenFone AR will include up to 256GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) configuration; a 3300mAh battery; USB 2.0 Type-C port, as well as Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.

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