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iPhone SE, iPhone 6 With Rs. 7,000 Cashback

2018年02月10日

HDFC Bank has partnered with Apple to offer cashback on several iPhone and iPad models in India. Gadgets 360 has learnt that a cashback of Rs. 10,000 on iPad variants and Rs. 7,000 on select iPhone 6 repair parts variants will be applicable on EMI transactions done with HDFC Bank debit and credit cards. The offer is valid from February 9-14 via Apple authorised offline retailers only.


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The Apple iPad 9.7-inch (32GB, Wi-Fi-only) will be available at an effective price of Rs. 15,000, down from its current MOP of Rs. 25,000. Additionally, all other iPad models (available in India) will be applicable for the same cashback of Rs. 10,000.


Talking about iPhone variants, a Rs. 7,000 cashback is applicable on the iPhone SE as well as the iPhone 6. The Apple iPhone SE (32GB) can be bought at an effective price of Rs. 15,000, down from its current MOP of Rs. 22,000. The iPhone 6 is available for an effective price of Rs. 20,000, down from its current MOP of Rs. 27,000.


Do note that some retailers may apply the offer cashback on devices at MOP and some at MRP, so your mileage of cashback may vary. The MRP of the iPhone 6 is Rs. 31,900, the iPhone SE is Rs. 26,000, and the iPad 9.7-inch (32GB, Wi-Fi only) is Rs. 28,000.


HDFC Bank had recently partnered with Apple to offer a cashback of up to Rs. 12,000 on several iPhone models including the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and more. This offer is currently live and valid till March 11 across offline retailers. All variants in the offer, except iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 LCD screen replacement , and iPhone 6s Plus, are subject to interest depending on the EMI period.

  


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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Spotted in Coral Blue Colour

2018年02月08日

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to arrive in four colour options at launch, of which the second one has been leaked in a fresh set of press renders. After Lilac Purple, the Coral Blue variant has been outed on Twitter. This render shows the Galaxy S9+ in the mentioned colour variant. The Samsung Galaxy S9 duo are set to be unveiled at the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later this month.


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Reputed tipster Evan Blass took to Twitter to reveal renders of the Coral Blue colour variant is expected for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. While Blass has previously claimed that the lineup will get four colour variants - Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue - the photo shows only the bigger Galaxy S9+ in the specified colour option.


As previously rumoured, the latest Galaxy S9+ leaked render flaunts a dual camera setup at the back along with a new vertical placement of the fingerprint sensor that appears bigger than the one seen on the Galaxy S8 range. Apart from that, the iPhone SE repair parts is shown to have black bezels on both colour variants revealed till now.


As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be announced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event in Barcelona on February 25. Except the new fingerprint sensor placement and dual camera setup (only on Galaxy S9+), the two iPhone SE LCD screen replacement are expected to look a lot like their Galaxy S8 counterparts. Additionally, we can expect an upgraded camera experience (variable aperture), faster chipsets (Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810), more RAM (4GB on Galaxy S9 and 6GB on Galaxy S9+), and other features that will be revealed at the launch event later this month.

  


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Panasonic's From Mobiles

2018年02月07日

The strong result underscores Panasonic's shift away from the price competition of iPhone SE parts and other lower-margin consumer products, reinventing itself as a provider of automotive batteries and components, as well as automation equipment.


Panasonic, the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla's mass-market Model 3 sedan, raised its profit forecast for the year ending March to JPY 350 billion (roughly Rs. 20,500 crores) from JPY 335 billion (roughly Rs. 19,500 crores), in line with market estimates.


Production delays in the Model 3 have led Panasonic to downgrade the full-year forecast for its rechargeable battery business to an operating loss of JPY 5.4 billion (roughly Rs. 315 crores) from a profit of JPY 6.6 billion (roughly Rs. 385 crores) previously, highlighting the impact of any change in strategy at the US electric vehicle maker.


Tesla last month delayed a production target for the Model 3 sedan for a second time, saying it would likely build about 2,500 Model 3s per week by the end of the first quarter, half the number it had earlier promised.


A streak of solid results at Panasonic have been driven mainly by the strength of its automotive unit - a business the firm is trying to strengthen by expanding battery production capacity globally to meet an anticipated surge in electric vehicle demand.


For the quarter just ended, Panasonic's operating profit surged to JPY 120.1 billion ($1.09 billion), beating an average estimate of JPY 105.7 billion.


It started mass production of battery cells at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada earlier last year and started mass production at a new plant in Dalian, China in December. It is also adding new production lines in Japan.


Aiming to reduce its dependence on Tesla, Panasonic recently partnered with Toyota to develop and supply batteries for electric vehicles.


Panasonic also took control of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa International SA last year, a deal that has helped lift the Japanese firm's earnings.


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Infinix upcoming S-series smartphone

2018年02月05日

Infinix, a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings which has brands like itel and Tecno under its portfolio, is all set to launch a selfie-centric S-series, ‘India first’ smartphone in India on February 6. The company has already sent media invites for a curtain-raiser event scheduled to take place tomorrow in Mumbai. Infinix India has been teasing on its official Twitter handle for the past few days with #GameChanged hashtag regarding its upcoming launch and now it has been confirmed that the new iPhone 5s LCD screen will be launched exclusively on Flipkart.


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The famous e-commerce website is running a teaser hinting the availability of the device on the platform. As per the teaser, the smartphone will also feature a bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.


The upcoming smartphone is expected to come with dual front cameras to allow users add DSLR-like bokeh effects to the selfies. The smartphone is also likely to feature dual-LED flash on the front to help you capture brighter selfies in low-light. At this moment, other information on the phone's specs like display size, Android version, processor, battery size and more remains unknown.


Infinix launched two smartphones last year in India - the Zero 5 and the Zero 5 Pro priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively. Both the smartphones are exclusively available in the country via Flipkart.


The major highlight of the device is the dual rear camera setup with optical zoom. The phone comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing. When combined, the camera gives DSLR-like bokeh effect. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with aperture f/2.0 and LED flash for selfies and video calling.


As for the rest of the specifications are concerned, the smartphone sports a 5.98-inch Full HD JDI display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device is powered by 2.6GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 with Mali T880 GPU. The iPhone 5s LCD screen wholesale is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device.

  


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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Will Launch at MWC 2018

2018年02月02日

A new Sony Xperia device with ID PY7-24118Q has passed through the FCC certification website. The listing reveals a display diagonal length of 126.06mm (about 5 inches) and form factor length and width of 135.43x64.63mm. The dimensions could designate the iphone glass replacement as the successor to the Xperia XZ1 Compact launched in August last year.


Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Successor Spotted on US FCC, Expected to Launch at MWC 2018

A report by GSMArena suggests that Sony could be preparing to put an 18:9 aspect ratio display on the upcoming successor of the Xperia XZ1 Compact. This has been inferred from the product and display dimensions mentioned in the FCC listing. We can at the least ascertain that a 5-inch display in almost the same dimensions translates into slimmer bezels for the phone.


We can expect Sony to announce this phone in the Xperia Compact range at MWC 2018, although there is no confirmation regarding the launch. We will update you on the developments as they occur.


The Xperia XZ Pro with an 18:9 display, dual rear camera setup, and a Snapdragon 845 SoC is also expected to launch at MWC 2018. Sony has an MWC 2018 event scheduled for February 26.


Previously, Android Headlines reported that the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium, Xperia XZ1 Plus and Xperia XZ1S are slated for launch at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. This range of premium smartphones is expected to compete at different price points in the flagship market. Apart from the rear placement of the fingerprint sensor and a camera upgrade, nothing major can be expected from this year's upgrade. The Xperia XZ1 Premium might sport a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, and a 4K display.


The Xperia XZ1 Plus is expected to sport a Snapdragon 845 SoC as well, coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, and a 5.5-inch display. And, lastly, the Xperia XZ1S might feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 64GB inbuilt storage. All three iPhone parts are rumoured to be run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

  


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Sharp S3 Android One Smartphone Launched

2018年02月01日

Japanese company Sharp has launched its latest Android One smartphone, the S3. Sharp has listed the cost to replace iphone 6 screen on its Japan website and the handset is priced at JPY 32,400 (roughly Rs. 19,000). The Sharp S3 is now available to buy via Japanese carrier Y! Mobile. The Sharp S3 has been launched in four colour variants - Turquoise, Navy Black, White, and Pink. A key feature missing in the Sharp S3 is a fingerprint scanner.


Sharp S3 Android One Smartphone With Snapdragon 430 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

The Sharp S3 features a 5-inch full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) IGZO display and is powered by Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The S3 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. On the camera front, the phone sports a 13.1-megapixel rear camera. There's also a 5-megapixel front camera on board. Sharp promises vivid images with the S-Pure LED backlighting of the display.The handset comes with 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).


In terms of connectivity, the Sharp S3 has support for 4G LTE and VoLTE with a promised talk time of 22 hours on LTE network and standby time of 605 hours. Other options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C port for data transfer and charging. There's a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.


The phone packs a 2700mAh battery. It takes around 155 minutes to charge it fully. The Sharp S3 comes with IPX5, IPX8, and IP6 X certification for water, dust, and shock resistance. In terms of dimensions, the S3 measures 71x144x8.5mm and weighs 143 grams.


In 2016, Sharp had unveiled Aquos 507SH in Japan as the country's first Android One iphone 5c not charging and was the first device that was made in collaboration with Google. Android One provide a quality stock Android experience in budget smartphones, whilst also certifying the handsets for an optimised Android experience.

  


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Can Google save iPhone?

2018年01月31日

There shouldn’t be much question at this point that Apple tends to put a bit more thought into its products than rivals. Perhaps that’s why so many consumer electronics companies have copied Apple devices over the years. The good news is Apple has forced other companies to up their game, and up it they have. Android samsung s7 edge display price makers now put far more time and energy into product design and unique features than they ever have in the past. Remember how ugly, cheap, and plasticky Samsung’s flagship phones used to be? Now they’re stunning, and Samsung fans have Apple to thank; Samsung simply couldn’t continue to get away with releasing crummy plastic phones while Apple sold sleek iPhones made of glass and metal.


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Apple doesn’t just put more thought into its products than rivals, however. It also seems to put more thought into how to make money. A perfect example is Apple’s move to add exclusive features and upgrades to its more expensive iPhone Plus models, thus adding further encouragement for consumers to opt for higher-margin iPhones. Again, Samsung will finally catch up with this smart strategy this year when it launches the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.


Another example is storage. Unlike most other smartphone companies, Apple refuses to add microSD support to its iPhones. The main reason for this, of course, is that it forces people who want more local storage to buy more expensive, higher-margin iPhone models. While it’s a brilliant move on Apple’s part, this is an instance of a smart business strategy that is decidedly anti-consumer. What many iPhone users still don’t seem to realize or don’t want to accept, however, is that Google can save them from spending that extra cash on an iPhone with more storage.


Google is one of Apple’s top rivals in a few key areas. Of course, Android is the one most people focus on since Apple and Google own the two biggest mobile platforms in the world. Google isn’t a platform company, however. It’s a services company and an advertising company.


Android exists as a delivery mechanism for Google’s various software and services, and it serves its purpose quite well. But it would be silly of Google to confine its services to Android. Google wants access to as many users as possible, so it supports every popular software platform it can. That obviously includes iOS. Google would never confine its services to Android like Apple does with most of its software services. Apple is a hardware company and it uses software and services to lock customers in. In that way, Apple and Google are opposites.


That brings us to one of my personal favorite Google services, Google Photos. For those unaware, Google offers a service that includes unlimited storage for high-quality photos and videos for free. Well, “free” — the price of most Google services is access to your data, of course. That’s a price many people happily pay, myself included.


iPhone users have been running out of storage space ever since the first iPhone was released more than a decade ago. In 2017, there are two main culprits. The lesser issue is typically the Messages app, since many people are unaware that all those photos and videos they receive are stored locally on their samsung s7 edge screen . That often adds up to gigabytes upon gigabytes of storage that gets gobbled up by media that will never be viewed again.


The bigger issue is all the storage that’s eaten up by photos and videos captured by the iPhone itself.


As smartphone camera quality continues to improve with each new product generation, photo and video sizes get bigger and bigger. Apple’s new high-efficiency photo format was developed to help the issue a bit, but it makes sharing photos with anyone who doesn’t also have an iPhone a huge pain. (Don’t worry, you can disable it by going to Settings > Camera > Formats and selecting “Most Compatible.”)


But Apple’s HEIC photo format only does so much. People still often take hundreds of new photos with their iPhones each week, and 4K video files can be massive. Even if you pay an extra $150 to bump up your iPhone to 256GB of storage from 64GB, all those gigabytes still tend to disappear quickly. That’s where Google Photos comes in.


Apple’s iCloud service is nifty, but it’s not free and it’s actually not a very good solution to this problem. iCloud is designed to synchronize photos and videos across devices by default, which means these massive media files now occupy space on several devices. Google Photos is different. With this smart solution, you can upload all your photos and videos to Google servers and then delete them off your phone. You’ll still see all the thumbnails in your Google Photos app and you can browse through them anytime you want, then tap on a photo or video and it will quickly be downloaded and displayed. You can also take advantage of Google’s AI features like automatic smart album sorting, facial recognition, object recognition, and more. Apple has adopted some of these features in its own photos app, but Google’s AI continues to be vastly superior to Apple’s.


To this day, I continue to see friends and family get the dreaded “Cannot Take Photo” error because they’re out of storage, or the “Not Enough Space” error when they try to update iOS. Emails also come in all the time from people complaining about how quickly they run out of storage. Google Photos is the answer. Download it. Use it.

  
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Apple to Halve iPhone X Production Target

2018年01月30日

Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, Nikkei reported on Monday, sending its shares down 1.6 percent.


The report added to growing concerns about weak sales of the $999 (roughly Rs. 63,600) phone, making investors jittery about the company's financial outlook when it reports first-quarter results on Thursday.


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Apple's shares fell to their lowest level in 2018, knocking off $14 billion (roughly Rs. 89,100 crores) from the company's market value. The company declined to comment.


Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein cut both his second-quarter and full-year forecasts for iPhonesbut said he did not expect Apple's 2018 profit to fall steeply because of changes to US tax law that will bring the company's rate down to 18 percent.


"Apple earnings should handily beat December quarter expectations, but March guidance could moderately disappoint," UBS analysts said.


The production cut was prompted by slower-than-expected sales in the holiday shopping season in Europe, the United States and China, the Japanese newspaper reported, without citing a source.


The iPhone X was the first wholesale Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LCD screen to sport a new design since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2015 and many expected it to lead to blockbuster sales, dubbed by Wall Street analysts as a "supercycle."


"This was supposed to be the supercycle year and if Apple hasn't been able to drive substantial unit growth this year, then that makes you a little cautious on future iPhone cycles," Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell said.


Several analysts have lowered their estimates for iPhone X shipments in the past few weeks, citing the high price of the device and other factors, with at least three downgrading their rating on the stock.


Sacconaghi of Bernstein had originally predicted that Apple would outpace Wall Street expectations of 62 million iPhones by selling 66 million units, but on Monday he cut that figure to 53 million units, a nearly 20-percent cut. He also cut his full-year iPhone unit forecast 11 percent to 220 million units.


But he only slightly revised his full-year earnings per share estimate for 2018 to $11.80 (roughly Rs. 751) from $11.87 (roughly Rs. 756), citing the positive effects of US tax law changes.


Adding to the concerns, Verizon Communications said last week its postpaid device activations were lower than last year as people were keeping phones longer.


A survey of people planning to buy the iPhone showed that the percentage of them looking to buy the iPhone X has dropped to 37 percent from 43 percent in an earlier survey, UBS analysts wrote in a note on Monday.


The iPhone X, which features an edge-to-edge display and facial recognition technology to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge display , went on sale in November in the United States.


Asian supply chain checks suggest that iPhone X orders have been weakening recently, with first-quarter production likely to be about 20 million units, JP Morgan analysts wrote in a note dated January 24.


A few of Apple's iPhone parts suppliers are based in Asia. Shares of Foxconn, one of Apple's main suppliers and formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, fell 0.7 percent on Monday.


Shares of US-listed Apple suppliers such as Micron Technology edged lower following Nikkei's report.

  


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Nokia 3 Android Oreo Beta update

2018年01月29日

Nokia 3 is already confirmed to skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat update and directly receive Oreo update instead. Now HMD Global has revealed that the Android Oreo Beta update for Nokia 3 is just around the corner and is coming on your way soon.


Nokia 3 Android Oreo Beta update is just around the corner, confirms HMD

The news was confirmed by Juho Sarvikas HMD Global's Chief Officer on his official twitter handle. His post reads "#Nokia3 Beta Labs right around the corner". This hints that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 repair parts will be receiving Android Oreo update soon. Juho also talked about Nokia 2 which will directly get Android 8.1 Other Nokia smartphones including the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 already received Oreo beta update nearly a month ago.


Nokia 3 currently retails at around Rs 8,000 online in India and was earlier available through offline channels only. Later it was listed online on Croma (an electric store) as well as offline bookings. As far as specifications are concerned, Nokia 3 comes with 5-inch HD 2.5 D curved displays with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. We get 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MTK 6737 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and packs in a 2650 mAh battery inside.


For the optics, we get a combination of 8-megapixel cameras on both front and back with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixel size along with LED flash at the back and display flash at the front. For connectivity, we have Micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC for sharing. Apart from this, we get Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The device measures at 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm.


Read more:Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LCD screen replacement

  


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Which phone unlock ways do you like best?

2018年01月27日

Last year, when Apple launched the iPhone X, it literally made everyone sit up and take notice. Particularly the Face ID feature was the talk of the town. The Face ID or simply the Face unlock feature allows one to unlock the phone by just looking it. It wasn’t an innovative technology in the year 2017 but when Apple does something, people do take notice.


Face unlock vs pin vs password vs fingerprint: What’s the best for you?

Anyway, now a few phones come with Face Unlocking feature like the just announced OnePlus 5T, Honor View 10 and the Oppo A83. But this isn’t the only security feature that you get in a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus parts . There is fingerprint system apart from PIN, pattern and the password feature. Face Unlock is currently available on few phones but going forward it is set to become another default feature in most smartphones like the fingerprint, pin and password modes.


So which one of them is the most secure? Let’s talk about them one by one, to find their pros and cons.


Face Unlock: When Apple launched the iPhone X, the Face ID feature was widely tested and talked about. Apple is using this feature to promote its latest phone but the brand was slammed by many users for the numerous flaws of the feature.


A lady even claimed that her 10-year old son managed to unlock her phone using the Face ID technology. A hacker even claimed to have hacked the Face ID technology. It stopped working after iOS 11.2 update too.


Somehow Apple managed to fix all these. But the question is: Have other companies perfected the technology? Does it work in the dark? (Apple and even OnePlus say their tech can but what about others?)


Even if the tech works in the dark, will it be as smooth to use as other security features?


That takes us to the pattern mode and the PIN/password methods. These two features are now available for almost all smartphones. But the basic issue with these is that you may forget these and if you did, unlocking them is a headache after that. Also anyone in your proximity can see the pattern and/or password you are using, defeating the very purpose for which you are using those – to prevent unauthorised access.


So that leaves us with the fingerprint feature which is perhaps the best among all. No one can easily hack this one. You do not have to worry about dark or about the crowd around you.


If you have added multiple fingerprints then unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus spare parts becomes much easier. Ideally, you should add fingerprints of both right and left hands and of the most convenient fingers depending on how you like to hold the phone.


As of now, you need to select a pin or pattern mode additionally to used Face Unlock/fingerprint techs, which is recommended as well. The more security options, the better.

  


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