Mobile

Data security: Lens on foreign mobile phone makers

  Taking a tough stand, the government has ordered all leading mobile phone manufacturers, majority of them Chinese, to provide some details about safety and security practices they undertake during production. According to a senior official, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has written to 21 companies including Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. “Under the ... Read More »

LG V30 leaks refuse to stop as another render surfaces

A lot of information about the upcoming LG V30 has come out already. While the South Korean company itself has been quite active in this regard, there has been no dearth of leaks and rumors as well. And there seems to be no stopping, as a new render image for the phone has surfaced. The leak comes courtesy of the usually reliable tipster Evan ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note8 US launch may happen just 10 days from now

While it’s confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled on August 23, there have been no official word on the device’s market launch date. Reports so far have pointed to September 15 as a possible date. But according to a new rumor, the handset may launch way sooner than that at least in some markets. In fact, the rumor says the device ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium arrives in Canada on August 15, or in September

Sony will release the Xperia XZ Premium in Canada soon. The device is already on sale in the US, where it’s even received a $100 price cut recently. It will be out up north either on August 15, or in September. Two different reports came out on the matter today, and they don’t agree on much. What is clear is that Amazon will be offering ... Read More »

ZTE Z982 found on GFXBench: 6″ screen and 2160p video recording on a budget

Earlier this year, ZTE released the MAX XL, a 6” smartphone on a budget. That is more of a carrier phone, however, and its camera can’t shoot 2160p video. What if that could change? A ZTE Z982 appeared on GFXBench with a similar 6” 1080p screen and Android 7.1 Nougat. It seems to use the same Snapdragon 435 chipset as well ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 getting Android Nougat update now

Xiaomi has started pushing out a new update to its Redmi Note 4 smartphone. Weighing in at around 1.3GB and currently hitting units in Greece, the update brings along the much awaited Android Nougat (version 7.0). Arriving as MIUI version 8.5 (global), the update also includes Android security patches for the month of July. The device was launched earlier this year, and ... Read More »

LG Q6 launched in India

LG has officially launched the Q6 in India. The phone is being sold exclusively through Amazon India. The LG Q6 is modelled after LG’s current flagship smartphone, the G6. The Q6 looks nearly identical from the front, with a near edge to edge glass with curved corners. It even has an aluminum frame with increased impact protection. The main attraction here is the ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Plus with octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM spotted on Geekbench

A new Lenovo device has been spotted in a benchmark listing. The device is dubbed K8 Plus, and has surfaced on Geekbench. The listing in question reveals some key specs, including Mediatek’s MT6757CD SoC (Helio P25), 3GB RAM, and Android 7.1.1 OS. Sadly, nothing else is currently known about the handset. However, given that it has started appearing in benchmark ... Read More »

Flipkart Sale Dates, Offers Announced: Deals and Discounts on Mobile Phones, TVs, and a Lot More

A few days after Amazon revealed the dates of its next sale, Flipkart too has announced it will host an Independence Day sale around the same time. Named The Big Freedom Sale, the Flipkart sale starts on August 9 and ends on August 11, and will see discounts on mobile phones, TVs, laptops, tablets, headphones, cameras, and accessories. Xiaomi fans can look forward to a ... Read More »