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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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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