Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop launched in India, price starts at RS 65,999

Taiwanese electronics brand Acer on Thursday launched its all new “Nitro 5” gaming laptop, with improved specifications, for Rs 65,999 for the AMD-based model and Rs 72,999 for the 6-Core Intel processor-based variant. “The new ‘Nitro 5’ has been developed for gamers who want powerful specs to enable great experiences on-the-go at affordable price point. The advanced features and the latest hardware with a refreshed striking exterior adds to its uniqueness and provides the feeling of intensity to a gamer,” Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said…

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Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving ‘OK Google’ Voice Command, No Fix Yet

HIGHLIGHTS OK Google has not been working for Nexus users This issue has been persisting since two months Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn’t rolled a fix yet Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the ‘OK Google’ voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the “Access your Assistant with Voice Match” setup page, every time it…

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Samsung Galaxy On Smartphone With Infinity Display Tipped to Launch Soon

Samsung India is said to be set to launch a new online exclusive smartphone under its Galaxy On brand with Infinity Display in the first week of July. The new Galaxy On smartphone will come with Super AMOLED display technology and will sport 4GB RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. The new Samsung Galaxy On smartphone, running on Samsung’s Exynos processor, will be in the highly-competitive mid-price segment dominated by the Chinese players. Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch…

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Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 to Receive Face Unlock in ‘Coming Months’

  HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global is bringing a Face Unlock feature to list of Nokia phones It includes Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 The new feature will be available in the coming months via an OTA update Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and last year’s Nokia 8 will receive a Face Unlock feature, HMD Global announced in a tweet. While the schedule of the update hasn’t been revealed yet, the Finnish company has confirmed that the feature will debut on all the four Nokia models in…

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Huawei-Samsung Patent Case Shows Chinese Courts’ Rising Clout

A smartphone patent fight between Huawei Technologies Co and Samsung Electronics Co could reach a global resolution through a ruling by a Chinese court, a development that reflects the growing attractiveness of China as a quick and effective forum for intellectual property disputes. The size of the US market and the strength of the country’s independent judiciary have historically given its courts the final say in most big cross-border patent disputes. Legal experts say US courts’ pre-eminence in intellectual property matters has helped foster a culture of innovation that China wants to emulate. The case is…

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Run, Don’t Walk to Replace Your iPhone Battery

HIGHLIGHTS Apple last month acknowledged it slows down iPhones with older batteries Apple apologised for not communicating this to users, and dropped prices Users can get their battery replaced for significantly less money now Rarely is tech advice this cut-and-dry: If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier, make an appointment at a Genius Bar (or Apple support centre) as soon as possible. Apple just started a program that can make old iPhones feel new again – for just $29 (Rs. 2,000 plus taxes in India). An Apple store or repair shop will…

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Redmi 5 vs Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5A: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared

Redmi 5 also competes against its sibling Redmi Y1 in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment HIGHLIGHTS Redmi 5 is available in India at starting price of Rs. 7,999 Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup Redmi 5A is the cheapest among the other Redmi models Xiaomi on Wednesday launched the Redmi 5 in India to once again disrupt the budget segment. The new Redmi phone has compelling features, including a thin-bezel display and selfie light. Also, there is a metal build that comes in multiple colour options to persuade customers looking for an…

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Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1 vs Moto G5S vs Nokia 5: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Like Redmi 5, Redmi Y1 also has a selfie flash HIGHLIGHTS Only the Redmi 5 sports an 18:9 display among the lot Nokia 5 is the only one running Android 8.0 Oreo Moto G5S has a front-facing fingerprint sensor The Redmi 5 launch event saw Xiaomi launch its last major affordable smartphone in the Indian market. Like its siblings, the Redmi 5 is among the few budget smartphones that offer the new 18:9 all-screen display, and comes with three storage/ RAM variants in the country. For selfie fans, the smartphone has a selfie flash,…

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Cat S61 With Upgraded FLIR Thermal Camera, Air Quality Sensor Launched Ahead of MWC 2018: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Cat S61 has been launched as the successor to the S60 The new smartphone comes with an upgraded FLIR thermal camera It will go on sale at $999 Cat, the US-based construction machinery manufacturing company, has lent its name to yet another smartphone from Bullitt Mobile – the Cat S61 rugged smartphone, successor to the S60. The new smartphone sports an upgraded thermal camera that is touted to read temperatures up to 400-degree Celsius and includes a laser-assisted distance measurement solution as well as an indoor air quality sensor. It will go…

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Moto E4 Plus, Moto X4, Moto Z2 Play Available With Discounts in Moto Days Sale on Flipkart

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto E4 Plus can be bought with a Rs. 500 instant discount The Moto X4 starts at Rs. 18,999 during the Moto Days sale Validity of the offer is from February 22-24 Flipkart has partnered with Motorola to offer discounted offers on three smartphones from Motorola’s lineup in India under the Moto Days sale. These include the Moto E4 Plus (3GB RAM), both variants of the Moto X4, and the Moto Z2 Play. A maximum discount of Rs. 5,000 is applicable and the duration of the sale is from Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February…

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