10 smartphones set to launch in India soon

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10 smartphones set to launch in India soon

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10 smartphones set to launch in India soon

We have entered almost the middle of the year 2017. The year so far has seen the launch of several flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 edge and LG G6. There has been hectic activity in the entry-level and mid-range segment too. The segment has seen several big-ticket launches from company’s like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola, Vivo and Oppo. Apple too launched new storage variants of Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company has also been launching some attractive offers for its entire range of products, including iPhone 5s. Globally, too the last few weeks have seen some big launches from companies like HTC, Motorola, Huawei and Sony. China-based OnePlus too is rumoured to launch its next flagship, dubbed OnePlus 5, in the coming weeks. So, all those planning to buy a new smartphone there’s will be choices galore. For many of these smartphones are set to hit Indian shelves in the coming months. Here are 10 from the list …

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OnePlus 5

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OnePlus 5

OnePlus’s upcoming flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 is among the most-awaited smartphones of the year. The smartphone has been keeping the rumour mills churning for months now. The smartphone’s alleged images too have surfaced online. The company recently said that the upcoming smartphone will run on Qualcomm’s latest processor Snapdragon 835. The processor has been confirmed by the US-based Qualcomm as well. There are numerous speculations about the design of the smartphone with some leaks suggesting OnePlus 5 to have horizontal rear camera, others betting on vertical dual rear camera setup. According to the screenshot detailing the AnTuTu listing, the smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat (most likely serving as base for Oxygen OS), is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Adreno 540 GPU, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of base internal storage. It sports a Full HD (1080×1920 pixels resolution) display. The dual-camera setup at the back is expected to have two 16MP modules. (Representative image)

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Xiaomi Mi 6

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Xiaomi Mi 6

Launched in China last month, Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone Mi 6 is claimed to among the company’s most awaited smartphones in India. Expected to be launched in India soon, Xiaomi Mi 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 flagship SoC and has 6GB RAM. The smartphone sports a 5.15-inch Full HD display and has a four-sided 3D-glass design. It is the first Xiaomi smartphone to come sans the 3.5mm audio jack. Xiaomi Mi 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system topped with MIUI skin. The smartphone comes in two variants based on internal storage – 64GB and 128GB. As for the cameras, Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual-rear camera setup with 12MP lenses (one wide-angle and one telephoto), OIS and 4K video recording capability. There is also an 8MP selfie camera.

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HTC U11

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HTC U11

HTC recently launched its flagship smartphone for the year 2017 — HTC U11. The much-talked about smartphone comes with ‘squeezable’ bezels. The smartphone comes with 8 sensors on the side bezels to register the squeeze. These sensors are integrated with the Edge Sense and lets users ‘long press’ to launch apps. The feature can be customized inside the settings. As for specifications, the smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating, is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6GB or 4GB RAM. The 6GB RAM version comes with 128GB storage, while the 4GB RAM version includes 64GB inbuilt storage. On the camera front, the device includes 12MP autofocus rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel tech The smartphone is already available in the US and the UK markets and is expected to hit the Indian retail stores soon.

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Moto C, C Plus

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Moto C, C Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola’s recently-launched two entry-level smartphones — Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both the smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and are powered by MediaTek processors. They have a 2MP front-facing camera with LED flash and sport a micro-textured rear panel. The Moto C comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixel resolution, is backed by a 2,350 mAh battery and features a 5MP rear camera. The device comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB internal storage. On the other hand, the Moto C Plus sports a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixel resolution, packs a 4,000 mAh battery and has 8MP rear camera with LED flash and É/2.2 aperture. The smartphones are expected to launch in India soon.

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Nokia 6, 5, 3

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Nokia 6, 5, 3

With the classic Nokia 3310 (2017) hitting the India shelves recently, the Finnish company HMD Global is getting ready to launch other Nokia smartphones in the country. HMD Global is the brand license for Nokia smartphones worldwide. The company is expected to launch its Nokia 6, 5, 3 smartphones by June-end. Coming to the specs, the Nokia 6 includes a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For imaging duties, there’s a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera and 3000mAh battery life. As for Nokia 3, it features a 5-inch HD IPS display, quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera and 2650mAh battery life. HMD Mobile India vice president Ajey Mehta recently told ET that the company has plans to launch exclusive brand stores in the country and rope in over 400 distributors to re-build the strong offline retail presence.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony is likely to launch its Xperia XZ Premium smartphone in India next month. The premium smartphone is successor to Xperia XZ, launched in India in October 2016. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 4K resolution display and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Sony Xperia XZ Premium packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For imaging, the smartphone comes with a 19MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing snapper, with 3,230mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet.

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Huawei P10

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Huawei P10

Huaweis P10 smartphone too is expected to hit the Indian market in the next few months. The smartphone sports a 5.1-inch full-HD display. It has a glass coating with (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. The Huawei P10 smartphone powered by the company’s latest octa-core Kirin 960 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. In the optics department, the smartphone features 20MP + 12MP rear Leica cameras with f/1.8 aperture along with an 8MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone is backed by a 3,200mah battery.

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10 Android smartphone gimmicks once considered ‘innovations’

Gadgets Now | Riyana Lama | May 29, 2017, 09.30 AM IST

10 Android smartphone gimmicks once considered ‘innovations’

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10 Android smartphone gimmicks once considered ‘innovations’

Innovation is the hallmark of some of the hottest technologies ruling the gadget world today. However, many a times marketing gimmicks are given the name of innovation. Software or hardware tweaks are often packaged as innovations. Here are 10 such ‘gimmicks’ that were introduced in Android smartphones launched in the recent past and ‘billed’ as innovations.

HTC’s Kickstand

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HTC’s Kickstand

As big-screen smartphones gained popularity, the number of users wanting to watch movies and videos on their smartphones increased too. While it’s not that big a deal to hold the smartphone at an angle to watch videos, HTC thought it would be wise to include a kickstand at the back of the phone. At first, yes, it did seem a little convenient. But honestly, why would one spend extra for a phone with a built-in kickstand, when the same functionality can be achieved by using cases?

Smart Scroll by Samsung

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Smart Scroll by Samsung

We think it was a bit stupid. Samsung’s Smart Scroll used the front camera to track the user’s head movement and accordingly, scrolled the contents on the display. However, the feature required more than tilting the head up and down to get working. Our fingers do a much better job.

Motorola Atrix's WebDock Laptop

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Motorola Atrix’s WebDock Laptop

The crazy device was launched at CES and obviously managed to draw some major attention. When attached to the dock, the smartphone provided a light Linux-based computing platform. The approach was really good, but the smartphone wasn’t fast enough to handle the computing tasks. It was also very expensive, at $500. For the same price, you could get a real computer.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play's Gamepad

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play’s Gamepad

Almost everyone uses their smartphones for light gaming, and touchscreen controls are not always the best. So Sony decided to add a sliding gamepad to its Xperia Play smartphone, essentially making it a kind of PlayStation Portable. However, there weren’t many games available for the platform at the time.

Nextbit's Smart Storage

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Nextbit’s Smart Storage

Nextbit initially started off as a cloud storage company. They came up with the idea of ‘Smart Storage’, a technology that automatically frees up space on your smartphone by uploading files to the cloud regularly. But the device had too many bugs. Also, if you were not in an area with proper Wi-Fi connectivity and wanted to access data stored in the cloud, there was no way to get it.

Samsung's Air View

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Samsung’s Air View

This feature let you preview any file on your smartphone by hovering your finger or stylus above the screen. At the time it was launched, it was only compatible with Samsung’s own apps and not third-party ones. The feature is still found in some of the older Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Beam's projector

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Samsung Galaxy Beam’s projector

Way before Moto Mods came out, Samsung already had an idea about adding extra functionality into its smartphones. The company’s Galaxy Beam smartphone had a built-in mini projector. The idea was really good, but the phone itself was underpowered. Also, the quality of projected images wasn’t that good either.

Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective

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Amazon Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective

Amazon’s much-awaited Fire Phone was nothing but an ordinary smartphone with a ‘Dynamic Perspective’ feature. It used the IR blaster and front camera sensor to track the user’s body movements, moving the objects and images displayed on the phone’s display in the same direction. Although the feature seemed really cool at the time, developers never really embraced it.

Motorola's Skip

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Motorola’s Skip

The idea behind Motorola Skip was pretty impressive, but it wasn’t executed well. The Skip was a small magnetic clip with an embedded NFC tag. It could be paired to the phone and then kept in the pocket, bag or just about anywhere else. All that users had to do was swipe the smartphone against the magnetic strip, and it unlocked the device. The only problem is that the unlocking action took 5-10 seconds, which is way too much.

YotaPhone's e-paper display

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YotaPhone’s e-paper display

This smartphone was a regular Android handset, but with a secondary e-paper display on its rear panel. The primary aim of the display was to allow users access important data like notifications alerts, without requiring them to turn on the primary display. But if you’re going to have to take out your smartphone for checking the notifications anyway, you might as well use the primary display.

10 email habits that may make people ‘hate’ you

Business Insider | May 28, 2017, 03.32 PM IST

10 email habits that may make people 'hate' you

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10 email habits that may make people ‘hate’ you

Emails have become an almost integral part of our professional lives. It’s is the most important tool of official communication almost globally. And like all other things, there are a few dos and don’ts for writing emails too. Here we have listed 10 such ‘don’ts’, email habits that you shun ASAP.

Sending 'urgent' emails that aren't urgent

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Sending ‘urgent’ emails that aren’t urgent

“Like the boy who cried wolf, if you abuse the urgent marker, it won’t be long until no one will pay any attention to it,” Rosemary Haefner, chief human-resources officer for CareerBuilder, tells Business Insider. And when you finally do send a truly urgent email, no one will pay attention to that one, either, she says.

Putting words in ALL CAPS

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Putting words in ALL CAPS

ARE YOU YELLING?!?! Because that’s what using all caps looks like. Unless you want to give your email recipient a heart attack, turn your CAPS LOCK off. And while you’re at it, ease off on all the exclamation points.

Being too casual

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Being too casual

Replying all

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Replying all

“Email is not a party in the break room — it’s a communication tool,” Haefner says. “If you’re responding to an email sent out to a group, be sure you are only hitting ‘reply all’ if your reply is truly necessary for everyone to receive.”

Cc'ing without approval

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Cc’ing without approval

At the very least, sharing information that’s not yours to share is annoying. It could also be a liability. Whether you’re cc’ing a client on an email where your boss said something about them or including a coworker on an email chain where another coworker shares personal information, “No one likes to have someone else decide to cc someone without being asked first,” Randall says. The best rule of thumb is to never assume it’s OK to share an email with someone new to the conversation.

Bcc'ing

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Bcc’ing

“I am not a big believer in blind copying people on emails,” Oliver says. “When I have been bcc’d, the first thing I think is, ‘If she is bcc’ing me on this, who else has she bcc’d on other emails?'” Bcc’ing conveys distrust and secrecy, she says. “If you need to forward an email to someone who technically should not be on the chain, cut and paste the email into a separate email for that person,” Oliver suggests.

Sending emails at 3 am

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Sending emails at 3 am

Oliver says that she’s done it occasionally herself “because sometimes you wake up very early and you’re feeling productive.” But she cautions that even in this 24/7 world, “most people look at the time stamp and hold it against you if it shows some crazy hour in the morning. At best, they think you’re a workaholic who doesn’t have a life. At worst, they think you’re obsessive.” If inspiration strikes you at odd hours of the night, Oliver suggests writing the email, saving it in your drafts folder, and sending it during working hours.

Using a vague subject line

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Using a vague subject line

“It’s me,” “Hey,” or “FYI” give the email recipient no indication of what you’re emailing them about, and they’re less likely to open your email as a result. “None of these prompt immediate attention,” Randall says. “A workplace email is best when it’s clear and concise. Giving the recipient a clue can encourage them to read and reply quicker.”

Sending too many personal emails

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Sending too many personal emails

Adding too many typos

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Adding too many typos

“Sent from my iPhone,” is no excuse for sloppy emails. While Oliver says one typo here and there is becoming more acceptable because everyone is sending emails from their phones, more than one per email is unprofessional. If the email is important enough to send out while you’re on the run, it’s important enough

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    This is really one of the best post and great information about smartphones, I liked it and enjoyed reading it. Keep sharing such an important posts.

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