Friday, 1 November 2013

Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat launched

by Himanshu yadav

Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat launched, coming soon to India at Rs. 28,999

After weeks of speculation, Google and LG have officially announced the Google LG Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with an 8.0-megapixel rear camera with OIS and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It comes in 32 GB and 16 GB storage options, with Black and White colors to choose from.

Google Nexus 5 is the first to run Android 4.4 KitKat, which brings a new dialer that automatically suggests people the most likely call while Caller ID by Google matches an incoming phone number to a business even if that number isn't stored in the contact list. Users can send and receive text messages directly from Hangouts, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing will give all new features of Android 4.4 KitKat in Next post. 

Nexus 5 is now available for purchase on Google Play in the Australia, United States, Spain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, U.K., Korea and Japan without any contract.

Interestingly, the phone has been listed on Google Play India as well carrying a price tag of Rs. 28,999 for the 16 GB variant ($349  USD) and Rs. 32,999 for the 32 GB variant ($399 USD).

However, the listing just says "Coming soon" and does not mention an actual release date. LG says the phone will be available offline in Asia and other market in mid-November, but it's not clear that it includes India.

Google Nexus 5 Full Technical specifications:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.3GHz) Quad-Core Krait CPU and Adreno 330 GPU (450 MHz)

OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat) 

Display: 4.95-inch HD-IPS (445 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3)


Storage: 16GB / 32GB 

RAM: 2 GB 

Camera: Rear 8.0-megapixel with Optical Image Stabilization / 1.3-megapixel Front facing HD Camera

Battery: 2,300 mAh

Size: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm 

Weight: 130g (4.59 OZ)

Charging and Connectivity: Wireless charging, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s India price officially confirmed by Apple

by Himanshu yadav

iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s India price officially confirmed by Apple....!

Apple has confirmed the official India launch price for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

Let's discuss the pricing of much talked "Cheaper Iphone" first, iPhone 5c will be available for Rs. 41,900 for the 16GB Version and Rs. 53,500 for the 32GB Version. iPhone 5s will be available for Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB Version, Rs. 62,500 for the 32GB Version and Rs. 71,500 for the 64GB Version.  All prices are inclusive of all taxes.

IPhone 5c will be available in Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow and White colour options, while the IPhone 5s will be available in Gold, Silver (White) and Space Grey (Black).  Both phones from Apple will go on sale in India on November 1.

Earlier, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s India launch price was revealed by mobile operator RCom, which also confirmed it will be offering Apple's new iPhones in the country starting November 1. Airtel will also be offering the new iPhones to its customers.

iPhone 5c cases will come in Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, Black and White for a maximum retail price of Rs. 2,300 and Apple also confirmed that iPhone 5s cases will be available in Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Yellow and Red colours for a maximum retail price of Rs. 3,200.

iPhone 5c features an all-new design, comes in multiple colours and packs internals almost identical to the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5s comes with the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. 

iPhone 5s and 5c will be available on Friday, October 25 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

iPhone 5s and 5c will also be available on Friday, November 1 in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Samsung Galaxy Star Pro budget smartphone available online

by Himanshu yadav

Samsung Galaxy Star Pro budget smartphone available online for 6,989

Samsung seems all set to release another budget Android smartphone, for the Indian market. 
The Galaxy Star Pro is believed to be a successor to the Galaxy Star, which was launched earlier this year.
The device is now available for Rs. 6,989 through eCommerce website, HomeShop18.

The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and supports dual-SIM. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixel) display, and is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor (unspecified chipset). The device includes 512MB of RAM and comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. It features a 2-megapixel rear camera and sadly no front-facing camera.

The Galaxy Star Pro comes with dimensions 121.2x62.7x10.6 mm and weighs 121 grams. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, and Micro-USB, while there is no 3G network support. It includes a 1500mAh battery which can deliver up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 370 hours of standby time.

The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro has not been listed on Samsung's India's official website yet.

Samsung Galaxy Star Pro key specs:

  • 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixel) display
  • 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 2 MP rear camera
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1500mAh battery

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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 with 5.0-inch full-HD display launched

by Himanshu yadav

Sony Xperia Z1 with 5.0-inch full-HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera launched:


Sony finally took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1.
The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with 5-inch full-HD TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The highlight of the Xperia Z1 is the 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor alongside BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash. It also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for Video Calling.

The device is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm (MSM8974) processor along with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The Sony Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device Powered by 3000mAh battery.

It is waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8 certified) and dust-proof (IP5X certified) device same as Xperia Z. Connectivity options on the Xperia Z1 includes WI-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Xperia Link and 3G. It will ship in three colors Black, Purple and White. The Sony Xperia Z1 will hit the markets later this month, but there's no word yet on which markets will see the device first and its pricing.

The camera on Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a host of new features that include Social live which can broadcast images to social platforms, and Info-eye, a visual search function that provides related information on landmarks and on items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera. Also present is Time-shift burst mode that can capture 61 images in 2 seconds with a second before and after pressing the shutter, as well as AR effect that gives a selection of customizable animations to create pictures using Sony's SmartAR augmented reality technology. The Camera is the most Exciting feature of this flagship device.
Commenting on the launch, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications said, "XperiaZ1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers."



Sony Xperia Z1 full specifications:

  • 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920) TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor

  • 2GB RAM

  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card

  • 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with pulsed LED flash

  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera

  • 3G, WI-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

HTC Butterfly S

by Himanshu yadav

HTC Butterfly S with 5.0-inch full-HD display, UltraPixel camera launched

HTC Butterfly S has been unveiled at the company's event in Taiwan, the phone is powered by a quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with quad-band HSPA/WCDMA radio and a 3,200 mAh battery. It has 16GB of internal storage that is expandable through a microSD card slot. Also, like its predecessor, HTC Butterfly S comes with a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. The smartphone would run on Android Jelly Bean.

The Smartphone follows HTC One's legacy of a 4 MP UltraPixel camera the Zoe camera software feature. It also has a 2.1 MP front facing camera with an 88 degree wide-angle lens Technology.

The smartphone comes with Beats Audio integration and runs HTC's own Sense 5 UI with Blink feed and Boom Sound (Features) just like the HTC One. The device also includes other peripheral connectivity including Wi-Fi 802.11 a /ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and infrared remote control as standard.

After HTC One, HTC Butterfly S seems to be the next major launch from the Taiwanese manufacturer in smartphone market. The processor on-board of this device is faster than the HTC One. Also, the battery capacity and the microSD expansion features might be an additional advantage for certain users when compared to HTC One. But then these hardware upgrades also result in an added weight to the device, making it heavier than the HTC One.

The device will be available for sale in Taiwan carrying a price tag of NT $22,900 (approx. Rs. 45,000 INR). As of now, there is no information about the availability or pricing of the device in other regions.

HTC Butterfly S specifications:

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera
  • 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • 144.5x70.5x10.6mm
  • 160 grams
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