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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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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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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Huawei Y7 Prime With 4000mAh Battery, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

Huawei has launched the Y7 Prime in Hong Kong. The big highlights of the device are its 4000mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a fingerprint scanner at the back of the smartphone. The Huawei Y7 Prime seems to be another variant of the Enjoy 7 Plus launched in China earlier, and is priced at HKD 1,880 (roughly Rs. 15,500). The smartphone is available to buy at Vmall and is coming to Three soon. The Huawei Y7 Prime ha a sleek metal unibody with no home button in the front, and…

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Motorola’s Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods

The surprise smartphone hit of 2016 wasn’t the Galaxy S7 or the Google Pixel. Rather, it was a mid-range phone from Motorola with a big gimmick: magnetic mods. LG’s modular phone concept spectacularly failed with the G5, but the $450 Moto Z Play hit the sweet spot, with a nice cross-section of add-ons and a much easier swappability than LG’s removable chin. Now Motorola is back with the Z2 Play, a thinner, lighter, faster, and more expensive sequel to the Z. The design is quite reminiscent of the original Z…

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Oppo A77 With 4GB RAM, 3200mAh Battery Launched

After teasing its R11 smartphone earlier this week, Oppo has now launched its A77 smartphone in Taiwan. Notably, the new smartphone from Oppo features an impressive 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel selfie-camera. Priced at TWD 10,990 (Rs. 23,400), it will go on pre-order in Taiwan on Friday, May 19 and will be made available starting May 26. The hybrid dual-SIM Oppo A77 runs ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) In-Cell display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T SoC clocked…

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Gionee F5 Mid-Range Smartphone With 4GB RAM, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

Chinese smartphone brand Gionee has launched the new Gionee F5 smartphone as part of its ‘F’ series in its home country. The new smartphone has been priced at CNY 1799 (roughly Rs. 17,600) and is already available in the market. The big highlights of Gionee F5 mid-range smartphone are its 4000mAh battery and 4GB RAM. The company has decided to make the Gionee F5 available only in Gold and Rose Gold colour variants. The metal-bodied smartphone has a physical Home Button in the front with capacitive navigation keys, and the…

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Lenovo P2 With 5100mAh Battery Set to Launch in India on Wednesday

Lenovo P2 smartphone will be made available in India exclusively via Flipkart on Wednesday, January 11, the company has revealed. Lenovo P2 price in India is the only open question for the smartphone that has already made an appearance in other markets. The smartphone’s India launch was teased by the company earlier this month on Twitter. Even though company’s earlier teaser didn’t mention any release date for the smartphone, Lenovo has now said that the P2 will be unveiled on Wednesday at 12:30pm IST. The Lenovo P2 was first unveiled…

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LG U With 13-Megapixel Camera, 3000mAh Battery Launched

LG has quietly introduced a new smartphone, LG U, which bears a design and specifications that are nearly identical to the LG Nexus 5X. The LG U is an exclusive to the company’s home market South Korea on its own mobile operator partner named LG U+. The company has not detailed the availability of this smartphone in other markets. The LG U is priced at KRW 396,000 (roughly Rs. 23,100). The smartphone is available in three colour variants – Black, White, and Pink. The Google Nexus 5X manufactured by LG…

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