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Showing posts with label Mobile Phones. Show all posts
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Nokia Android Phone EDGE 2017 – First Impressions


About 5-6 years back, the Nokia was the most trusted brand and there were many cult members who followed the brand. Though the brand was good enough and its operating system not that user-friendly, there were many takers due to the trust factor. After a while the Android operating system was introduced with many easy-to-use features. More over, the application development in the Android environment became easy. Hence, the mobile brands using earlier operating systems began moving towards the Android operating system. Due to this development, the production costs came down, way below that for making Nokia phones. Therefore, the companies like Samsung, Karbonn, Micromax and Spice could pass on the benefit to the customers by offering their Smartphones at lesser price. Thus, the Nokia brand began to lose its space to other competitors in the mobile market. Despite the loss of space, Nokia tried to linger with its customized operating system in its mobiles, which did not go down well with the trusted users who slowly moved away from it. Now, it seems the Nokia has learned its lessons from its past mistakes. It has now decided to come out with the Android mobile in 2017. The details of this Android phone are now in the public domain. Its name is Nokia EDGE 2017. In this blog post, we will be looking at the new Android phone to know its features.

Nokia Edge

Likely Features

According to the information shared by the Nokia executive, the Android phone from the brand is likely to hit the shelves all across the globe in the month of February. He chose to name the Nokia Android mobile as Nokia EDGE 2017. He further added that the new phone will have some great features and specifications which enable it to successfully compete with its strong contenders in the mobile industry. Let us see what all things the executive from the brand has revealed to the media persons.

Nokia Edge display

  1. Display: It will come with a 5.5-inch and high resolution display. The onscreen resolution for the image may go up to 2K.  It will also have an edge display as shown in the Samsung S7 edge Smartphone. It will show all the notifications that come in the phone. It will also have a pixel density of 441ppi. The company has failed to mention about the display protection.

  2. Camera: The new Nokia phone is likely to sport a 23 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens fitted back camera. This feature will offer image resolutions that are comparable to those provided by `DSLR cameras. The front camera of the mobile will have an 8 megapixel resolution. Other features of the back camera include Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging, Digital Zoom, Panorama and Face Detection. It will also have a flash facility.

  3. Storage: The device will have internal storage memory of 32GB, which is expandable up to 64GB using micro-SD cards.

  4. Battery: The power backup of the new Nokia phone will come from a lithium-ion battery. It will have the power capacity of 3600mAh.

  5. Chipset: The new Android phone will gets power from Octa-Core Processor, 3GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

  6. Connectivity: Mobile set is most likely to give connectivity through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/n, GPS, Radio, EDGE, GPRS, 4G LTE, 2G and 3G options. The Bluetooth connectivity option will also be featured in the set.

  7. Other Features: The mobile will have the latest technology features like Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity, Compass and Gyro sensors, and Accelerometer. It is also likely to feature reversible C-Type 1.0 USB connector. See the following picture shared by to get fairer picture.

Nokia Edge features

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Nokia Mobiles to Reappear in New Avatar


After taking over of the Nokia mobile business by the software behemoth Microsoft sometime back, its well established users’ network had to migrate to other reputed brands in the business in last two years. The die-hard fans of Nokia can have a sigh of relief. A former executive of Nokia has confirmed that the time-tested mobile phone brand is going to roll out two Android phones in 2017. If the executive has said in earnest, we can expect the Android mobile version of Nokia may hit the market in the February.  The earlier rumours pointed to a launch during the Q4 2016. It seems Nokia will officially announce its coming back in the mobile phone market at MWC 2016. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of this news for the benefit of the readers who are die-hard fans of this time-tested brand.

nokia comes back

Nokia Models Expected

The reputed mobile brand Nokia has confirmed that it would launch two Android phones in the early phase of 2017. According to some sources, one model will come in the mid-range level and the other will come as a flagship model. The company sources say that people will expect the latter model to compete with those from Apple and Samsung. The HMD Global Executive Arto Nummela shared further about the new Nokia models with a scribe from ‘The Economic Times of India’. He added that the new models will do justice to the existing Nokia model design pedigree. He further added that these comeback models will have competitive prices to stay afloat in the market. He also told the daily scribe that Nokia still enjoys the brand equity in the market that the company want to fully exploit and market the new products to reach the most customers.

nokia concept design

Likely Features

The comeback models will have Android 7.0 operating system. They will also have premium metal designs that have IP68 certification. In other words, the new models will have water-resistant property. They may come up with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD screens, finger-print scanner, and “innovation” in camera features. They are also expected to feature other functionalities such as split-screen modes, enhanced notifications, and improved gaming platforms. The later feature banks on Vulkan API. Hence, this gaming platform will bring “elements of touch and hover interaction”. This functionality hints at adoption of the 3D Touch-like technology to improve user experience, drawing more customers to the brand. Look at the Tech Radar image for a glimpse of what can we expect.

nokia design

Monday, 28 December 2015

Samsung Galaxy A9 to Hit the Stores in January 2016


The noted mobile maker Samsung Electronics announced the arrival of its Galaxy A9 model in China. The launching of the new entrant in the Galaxy product line was very much due with many rumours about its appearance and functionality doing rounds with tech buffs.  In tune with its claim, the company came out with the display of the new model of Samsung Galaxy a few days back. The company said that it would mostly hit the stores in China in the first month of next year (2016).  However, it did not reveal its price or the pricing strategy in the market. It is expected only after the official launch.  The South Korean-based mobile behemoth has not even given out any information on the launch of its new product in other markets.

galaxy a9

Galaxy A9 Launch
The mobile behemoth Samsung the announced the rolling of its new phablet at an event in China two days ago. According to the information available with the analysts, as given out by the company representatives at the launch venue, the Galaxy A9 is going to hit the Chinese markets by mid of January next year (2016).  However, the pricing mechanism and the likely launch in other markets across the world are not revealed by the company representatives. It is touted to come with the mobile payment service application that the company had rolled out recently in Asia. Samsung Electronics has christened this service as Samsung Pay.

samsung mobile

Galaxy A9 Main Features
The new product in the staple of Samsung Galaxy phablet comes with a 6-inch touch screen display with an awesome resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This mobile is powered by a non-removable 4000mAh battery. The company claims that this battery can be charged faster, and it has superior power retention capacity. It also comes with the premium fingerprint scanner for providing better security. Moreover, the 6-inch display is amply protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 4. This protective layer is expected to guard the sensitive touch screen from scratches and oil stains.

power bank
Other Features
This beautiful phablet comes into the life with the help of a 1.8-GHz A72 Cortex Octa-Core processor. This powerful processor is supplemented by Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset and Adreno 510 GPU to give a superb user experience. This powerful layer of physical processor is layered on top with the Android 5.1.1 operating system.  The company claims that this OS is going to get Android Marshmallow v6.0 update soon. The phablet Galaxy A9 comes with a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal memory. This inbuilt memory can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of a micro-SD card.


Net Connectivity
The new phablet has built in provisions for internet and device connectivity. They include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot – Dual Band, GPS with A-GPS facility, USB v2, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, Radio and NFC.
Powerful Cameras
Samsung Galaxy A9 has on board one front and one back camera. The rear 13-megapixel camera has a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. It has auto-focus, panorama, face detection, touch-focus, LED Flash light, HDR and Geo-tagging features. On the other hand, the 8-megapixel front camera has selfie snapper and feature. This front-camera feature supports 1080-pixel high-definition video recording.


Friday, 12 June 2015

ZTE Launches Cheapest 4G Phone in India


The reputed mobile manufacturer ZTE has launched the world’s cheapest 4G Smartphone. It has christened the new Smartphone as Blade Qlux 4G. This new 4G phone is going to hit the shelves across India with a price tag of Rs. 4999.  Initially, it would exclusively made available through the retail major Amazon from June 16, 2015. As part of the inaugural offer, the company also offers a double data package from AirTel. For this purpose, ZTE has entered into some business understanding with AirTel. The details of this deal are not yet available in the public domain. The analysts in the telecom vertical believe that this is the best pick amongst the entry-level mobile phones that offer 4G connection, leaving far behind the offer of Xiaomi Redmi 2. The Xiaomi product is positioned at Rs. 6999. 

blade qlux 4g

Faster Connectivity and Wider Connectivity Options

The new mobile from ZTE provides connectivity both at 1800MHz and 2300MHz 4G wireless bands in India. Using these 4G bands, the device is able to deliver the data speeds up to 150Mbps on LTE Category 4 networks. Apart from 4G, the budget phone can be connected to the internet network using GPRS/EDGE, 3G, Micro-USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n options. Hence at this price, this product certainly seems to be ahead of Redmi 2 from Xiaomi in terms of functionality.

connectivity options

Main Smartphone Configuration

ZTE Blade Qlux 4G is a dual-SIM Smartphone that runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The company assures its customers that the pre-installed operating system can be upgraded to the latest version of Android in the near future. However, ZTE has not given any time frame for this. The mobile sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with an on-screen resolution of 480x854 pixels.  This budget mobile device is powered by quad-core MediaTek processor that clocks a computational speed of 1.3GHz.  The device houses a 1GB RAM and an 8GB internal storage memory. Using a micro-SD card, this inbuilt memory can be expanded up to 32GB. Apart from these, the Blade Qlux 4G has on board an 8-megapixel auto focusing rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The back-facing camera has LED flash facility to snap the objects in low or dim light conditions.  

moible configuration

Other Features

The power backup of the device is given by a 2200mAh battery. The company claims that this power backup is capable of giving up to 12 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. The other features available with the budget phone are light, proximity and accelerometer sensors.

other mobile features

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Gionee Marathon M5 Rolls Out with High-capacity 6000mAh Battery


On June 19, 2015, the reputed Chinese mobile manufacturing company came out with the Marathon M5 at a Beijing event. The company has decided to bring the new product to shelves across the country on June 25, 2015. It was brought out along with the Elife E8, which sports a 24-megapixel rear camera. Marathon M5 is going to hit the market with a price tag of CNY 2299 or Rs. 23000.  The company claims that the Marathon M5 is going to be powered by a 6000mAh battery. This power backup, according to the company, provides more than four days of talk time to the new Smartphone users. Apart from this, other specifications of this high-capacity power bank have not been put in the public domain.

gionee m5

Gionee Marathon M5 Power Bank

The Gionee Marathon M5 is the successor to the much touted product of the Chinese Company Gionee Marathon M3. Like its predecessor, Marathon M5 is coming out with two 3000mAh batteries. Hence, its total storage comes to 6000mAh. With this kind of power backup, the charge can easily last up to 4 days. The new battery has an additional feature called an extreme mode. In this mode, the length of the standby time can increase up by 5% to almost 62 hours. The Smartphone is even designed to support the reverse charging. This new feature helps in faster recharging of the battery. However, the Chinese Company has not revealed the details of the working of these new features.

power bank

Other Features

Marathon M5 comes pre-installed with an unspecified version of the Android 5.0 operating system. This dual-SIM Smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display with an on-screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The users can avail the 4G LTE connectivity on the two SIM card slots housed in the Smartphone. The device is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) SoC processor that clocks a computational speed of 1.5GHz. The mobile comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB in-built storage memory. The user has the option of increasing the internal memory by inserting a micro-SD card in a slot meant for it. The usable memory can be expanded up to an unspecified. The Chinese mobile also has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie-friendly front camera. Other details are not revealed by the company. The analysts expect the company to come with other specifications of this device just before its release for sale in China on June 25, 2015.

other features

Gionee Launches Elife E8 with 24-megapixel Rear Camera


On June 10, 2015, the reputed Chinese mobile manufacturing firm came out with its new product Elife E8. The Chinese company is going to sell this new mobile with a price tag of CNY 3999 or Rs. 40000. This product is likely to hit the shelves on July 15 in China. The main attraction of this Smartphone is its ultra clear rear camera. Along with this camera, the Smartphone comes with proprietary software that helps the users to produce images with extremely high resolution. Some standard features are there in public domain. However, the company boasts of other specialties. The details of these standout features are not revealed by the company.

gionee e8

Gionee Elife Camera E8 Features

This mobile phone comes with a 24-megapixel rear camera. Along with proprietary software that comes with it, the users can stitch together an image that can go up to 120 megapixel spatial resolution. This camera houses a 6-element lens made of sapphire glass. With this powerful lens, the users can attain optical image resolution and zoom of up to 3X magnification. The camera also has the 4K video recording and dual-tone LED flash features. Apart from these, the new camera also has a dedicated camera button and a phase detection auto-focus feature for recording speeds up to 0.08 seconds. The device also has a front-facing 8-megapixel camera for creating selfies.

 elife camera features

Other Features

This Chinese Smartphone comes wedded with a biological fingerprint reader. However, not much is known about its type and placement in the new mobile phone. This dual SIM mobile phone offers 4G connectivity for data transfer. It runs on Amigo 3.1 operating system, which is derived Android 5.1 Lollipop. The device sports a 6-inch QHD Super AMOLED Display with an onscreen resolution of 1600x2560 pixels. This giant display has a pixel density of 490ppi. The new Chinese mobile is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor that clocks a computational speed of 2GHz. The device has on board a 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage memory. It is not clear whether this inbuilt memory can be expanded with a suitable micro-SD slot. Apart from 4G, the internet connectivity can be established on this Smartphone with the help of NFC feature. The power backup for the device is given by the presence of a high capacity 3520mAh battery. This battery can be charged faster with a built-in feature.

elife other features

Budget Phone with 5-inch Display Rolled Out With Price Tag of Rs. 5400


The reputed electronic manufacturer has come out with its budget phone recently. The company has chosen to call this new Android Smartphone as the Infinium Z51 Nova. Subsequent to the launch, this budget phone would be made available at the attractive price of Rs. 5400. Videocon has made arrangement for the sale of these mobiles through off and online stores across India. The company authorities claim that the new budget phone is designed to offer best-in-class, reliable and smooth services to its owner. Only last month Videocon had launched its predecessor Infinium Z45 Nova Plus in India. After the launch, the predecessor had hit the shelves of the store with an attractive offer of Rs. 4900.

infinium z51 nova

Main Features of Infinium Z51 Nova

The dual-SIM mobile comes with the Android 4.4.2 based operating system layer called Videocon Infinium Z51 Nova.  The Smartphone sports a 5-inch FWVGA IPS display that gives an on-screen resolution of 480x854 pixels. The budget phone is powered by a quad-core processor that clocks a computational speed of 1.2GHz. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage memory. Using a micro-SD card, the inbuilt memory of the device can be expanded up to 32GB. The Android phone has on-board a 3-megapixel autofocus back camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The former has LED flash facility and different modes. The photographers can use HDR and HDR modes to improve the quality of snaps taken.  The Smartphone camera also has face beauty, voice capture, smile shot, self-timer and BSI features.

z51 nova main features

Other Features

The mobile connectivity can be realized with the help of Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPA/A-GPS, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE or 3G options. The power backup for this budget Smartphone is given by a 2000mAh battery. The gadget applications such as accelerometer, and proximity and ambient light sensors also come pre-loaded in this mobile. Another key addition that makes this phone stand out in the entry mobile market is the V-Safe application. It is designed to help the owners contact their family members and friends during emergency situations. As an open up offer, this device comes with a 90-day free subscription to the V-Secure antivirus. The mobile comes in stunning designs and colours to woo the customers who look for affordable product. At 131 grams, it is one of the lighter mobiles available in the market. Certainly, it is not the lightest one in the market.

z51 nova other features

Monday, 1 June 2015

Asus Unveils Smartphone with 13-megapixel Front and Back Cameras


The noted mobile manufacturer Asus has come out with another Smartphone at Computex 2015 in Taipei. This is another addition to its ZenFone staple the company tries to bring into the market to reclaim the shrunken space through the selfie route. However, the Taiwanese company has not come out with the details about its availability and pricing approach.  The new mobile device in the staple is ZenFone Selfie.

Processing Power

The new Smartphone from Asus comes with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor that has a computational power of 2.7GHz. The quality of graphics of this mobile is enhanced by the presence of Adreno 405 GPU. By default, the company comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory. On demand, it also gives 3GB and 32GB built-in memory support for more processing speed. The inbuilt memory can be expanded up to 64GB with the help of a micro-SD card. The dual-SIM device has a brand new Asus ZenUI layered on top of Android 5.0 operating system.

Other Features of ZenFone Selfie

The main highlight of this Smartphone is the presence of high-performance cameras. The device has onboard front and rear cameras that have the capacity of 13 megapixels.  The other features of these cameras include a f/2 aperture, 28-mm focus, laser autofocus and dual-colour Real Tone flash. The user interface for the camera has few more additions. They are Selfie Panorama, low-light, manual, beautification and backlight mode. Apart from these, these cameras also have zero shutter lag. The 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display has a pixel density of 403ppi and onscreen resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. The HD display is protected from accidental scratch while tapping by the presence of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The power backup for the device is given by a 300mAh battery. The company gives connectivity options such as GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS/A-GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac.