Mobile

Oppo R11 to be officially unveiled next month

The unveiling date for the Oppo R11 has been revealed – it’s June 10. The information comes in the form of a leaked poster shared by a Weibo user that has the date on it. The R11 has been the subject of several rumors and leaks so far. Recently, the device (along with its Plus variant) received certification from from ... Read More »

What is mobile gigabit, and why should you care?

You may have heard about this thing called a gigabit phonerecently. The term was thrown around a lot during the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, since that’s the first commercially available handset to support the technology. But gigabit will also be included on Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium and other high-end phones, which means you’ll probably hear about it a lot ... Read More »

Mobile phone penetration in India set to rise to 85-90% by 2020: report

According to the report, only 44.1% of women own a mobile phone compared with 73% of men. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/ Mint Mumbai: Mobile phone penetration in India is set to rise to 85-90% by 2020 from the current levels of 65-75%, according to a report issued by Omidyar Network on Wednesday. However, only half of the smartphone owners in the ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Mi Home Is Now In India – Will Mi Routers and Vacuums Follow?

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi Home opened in Bengaluru on Thursday Xiaomi plans to launch larger stores with experience zones next It could use stores to showcase products that aren’t available in India On Thursday, Xiaomi launched its first physical retail store in India, and outlined plans to open a total of 100 such stores across India in two years. The brand ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) Price in India Slashed

Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) and ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) smartphones have received price cuts in India. The Taiwanese handset maker on Thursday announced the price cut. The Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), which was launched at Rs. 27,999, will be now be retailing at Rs. 19,999. The ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL), which was launched at Rs. 21,999, will be sold at Rs. 17,999. ... Read More »

Zen Admire Joy Budget Smartphone With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 3,777

Domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Tuesday announced the launch of its Admire Joy smartphone exclusively via online marketplace Shopclues. Priced at Rs. 3,777, the smartphone is already available for purchase on the e-commerce site, which states an MRP of Rs. 4,499. The highlight of the smartphone at its price is its support for 4G VoLTE. “Strengthening our 4G portfolio ... Read More »

Comcast And Charter Join Forces To Expand Xfinity Mobile Offering

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a new and personalized Wi-Fi Charter and Comcast CMCSA +0.29%, both on many top ten lists of the most hated companies in America, have announced a partnership to offer wireless services to customers who apparently don’t read those lists. In a statment the regional cable companies announced a plan to combine ... Read More »

Nokia Flagship Android Phone Specifications Leak Hints at Snapdragon 835 SoC, Dual Camera Setup but No Zeiss Sensors

HMD Global began 2017 with a bang, bringing back the nostalgia with new and improved Nokia phones. The Nokia 6, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 (2017) have been launched so far, but the company is far from being done. More announcements are expected in 2017, and one of them is expected to be a flagship device. Now, a ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Now pay for mobile digital content via prepaid balance or postpaid bill heres how it works

As a fresh push for Digital India, the Department of Telecom (DoT) announced that mobile subscribers will now be able to pay for digital content using their prepaid account balance or through postpaid bills. Following demonetization, there has been a surge in using mobile phones for making payments. While mobile devices can be used to purchase physical items through payments ... Read More »