Honor 7X Out of Stock Within Seconds in First Sale in India, Huawei Claims

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X is exclusively available via Amazon India It will next go on sale on December 14 Registrations for next week’s sale have opened Honor 7X, the new affordable smartphone competing against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Mi A1, went out of stock within seconds of becoming available in India in the first sale, parent company Huawei has claimed. The smartphone is sold exclusively on Amazon India, and features a 5.93-inch full-HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras and a 3340mAh battery. The company said Honor 7X will next go on sale…

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All 3 iPhone Models in 2018 to Have Bigger Batteries: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS The batteries will be L-shaped, much like the iPhone X Battery is expected to increase by 10 percent in the 2018 iPhone models An increase of an hour or two is expected Rumours for the 2018 iPhone variants are already afloat and reputed iPhone analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, in his latest investor note, writes that Apple is planning to increase battery capacity for next year’s iPhones by borrowing the L-shaped battery unit last seen on the iPhone X. This development comes as a whiff of fresh air for iPhone users. Kuo predicts…

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iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying issue that was autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol. Last week, Apple had published a three-step guide as a temporary workaround to help users overcome the autocorrect…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Detailed: Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, Secure Processing Unit, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 enhances overall performance by up to 25 percent Snapdragon 845 features Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP The chip comes with Snapdragon X20 LTE modem Just a day after its formal announcement, Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the major components making Snapdragon 845 a compelling processor for next-generation flagship Android devices. The new SoC is based on the company’s custom Kryo 385 architecture that is touted to speed up the performance by up to 25 percent compared with last year’s Snapdragon 835, while an Adreno 630 GPU is available to enhance on-screen graphics. The San…

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Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

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Nokia 9 to Launch on January 19 Alongside the Nokia 8

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global is rumoured to be hosting an event in China on January 19 Nokia 9 to said to be the showstopper at the China event Price details of the next Nokia flagship also surfaced online After some leaks and rumours, it is now reported that HMD Global is hosting an event in China on January 19 to formally unveil the Nokia 9. The Finnish company is said to showcase the Nokia 8 (2018) in addition to its next flagship model at the Chinese event. Last month, we saw a protective case…

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Gionee M7 Power With 5000mAh Battery Launched in India; Price Starts at Rs. 16,999

Gionee M7 Power will go on sale in India on November 25 via Amazon HIGHLIGHTS Gionee M7 Power sports a 6-inch FullView display It bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture Gionee M7 Power was launched in India on Wednesday. As you can tell by the name of the smartphone, the M7 Power’s biggest highlight is its massive 5000mAh battery. It also sports a large 6-inch FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. To recall, the smartphone…

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Vivo V7 With 24-Megapixel Selfie Camera, 18:9 Display Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo V7 India launch is scheduled for Monday, November 20 HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 India launch is set for Monday, November 20 The smartphone has been launched in Indonesia It is very similar to the already launched Vivo V7+ Vivo V7 has been launched in Indonesia, shortly after the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced the India launch of the smartphone on Monday, November 20. As expected, the Vivo V7 is a selfie-focused smartphone with an 18:9 FullView display, just like the Vivo V7+ that was launched in India back in September. Vivo has revealed the price and specifications of the V7…

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