Samsung Galaxy S8: After the announcement of the sale of refurbished S7, Samsung, a Korean based company announced to launch Galaxy S8 today. This is one of the typical situations, The company needs to prove a lot in order to escape from the disaster of Galaxy Note 7. This will be the biggest challenge for the company. After the Note 7 recall, Users are concentrating on Galaxy S8 battery device which looks more robust. S8 is expected to have 5.8 inches display powered by 3000 mAh battery.
Kiranjeet Kaur of tech analysts IDC added, “With this launch, Samsung gets a chance to redeem itself after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco…but it may be too early to say that Samsung’s troubles are behind it now.” From the leaked images of Galaxy S8 Samsung dumped its signature home screen button invisible. S8 will be launched in London and New York.
Micromax Dual 5: Micromax all set to launch its first impression of Dual 5 Smartphone, This smartphone is available on Micromax E-Store and soon it will reach offline stores, Users can register for the official site of the company to grab it. The company is moving ahead to launch it is in an event also providing a live stream on its official site. Micromax is making it viral after tweeting about the smartphone. A series of images and Video teasers are released and more to come by the time.
Micromax Dual 5 Smartphone to release today: Check Specifications, Price
Almost for few months Micromax went silent and letting the new players to free run, Now it came back with a new flagship in order to bring back its audience with unique features, Hope it will reach the demand of the company is looking for. The title itself confirms that it has dual packed cameras in two 13MP. This is the first smartphone made with 13MP + 13MP + 13MP combination.
The overall look resembles like HTC trademark with metal designs and dual camera features and other unique features like Full HD Display, Meanwhile, it has fingerprint scanner under the two lenses. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor. Also, there are few anti-theft features on the smartphone.
Micromax Dual 5 Specifications:
Display-5.5 inches FHD AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 Processor-Snapdragon 652, Adreno 510 Storage:-4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage OS-Android 6.0 Camera-13 MP Dual Rear Cameras and 13 MP Front Camera Battery-3,200 mAh Battery (Quick Charge 3.0)
Available from April 10th on Flipkart and Micromax e-Store
After getting back from the massive recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics company is looking forward to bring back its business in the form of selling refurbished Note 7s. Rumours counted that refurbished Note 7s are expected to sold by June.
From the latest reports of Reuters, “Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand.”
Samsung confirmed to sell refurbished Note 7
What it mean is! Release date and the marketplace are left to the company, The company sold 3.06 million units before the global recall. Research confirms that There were no other problems in the Note 7 devices except the batteries. It was around $5.5 billion profit hit over three-quarters from the Note 7 issues.
Greenpeace wrote in a blog post. “Greenpeace will make sure Samsung takes into account the voice of millions of our supporters and abides by its commitment.”
The firm is looking to recover the components like chips and other modules dealing with rare metals from Note 7 devices which don’t have rights to sell as refurbished product.
It is left unanswered, We have to wait and see how the firm will sell its refurbished Note 7 devices. But Samsung company is doing something great in recovering its business on Note 7 besides leaving it aside. As the phone is not on the market for a long time besides millions of products were sold and returned.
This Korean based company is not going to sell its refurbished units in the United States, It will be processed until all the units met with consultations of regulatory authorities and carriers. Already company failed in bringing negotiations and the reason why the company is not going to sell it in the US.
Samsung company told to The Verge, Company will be releasing Galaxy Note 7 Specifications, Name and Price soon. Also, they confirmed about the phone is not going to sold or rented in the US.
“The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact. The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”
Samsung electronics company is moving ahead to launch Galaxy S8 which is another device with larger display.
Vivo has launched a mid-ranged smartphone, Vivo V5 Plus on 23rd January in an event at New Delhi. It is a Selfie centric smartphone. Vivo has launched V5 Plus for ₹ 27,980 in India.
Now, talking about the specifications, this device sports a design which is very similar to the iPhones which does not make it look bad at all and the display on the device is a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla glass 5 protection .The pixel density of the display is 401 PPI and the screen is an IPS LCD display which means 1920×1080. The phone has a Midrange chipset which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, with an Octa-Core CPU of 2.0 GHz with Cortex A-53.There is only one variant of the device which is 4 GB RAM with Internal storage of 64 GB, it can also be expandable up to 128 GB. You read it right, you can expand the storage!
There is a Fingerprint scanner on the front side of the device embedded in the home button! The phone is packed with an Adreno 506 GPU which will give you a pleasant gaming experience.
The device will be sold on both Online and Offline markets and they added the buzz for the device that it is going to have dual camera at the front.
The phone has a dual-SIM slot which is Hybrid SIM slots where one of them is a normal SIM tray and the other one will have the support for SIM tray and MicroSD Card slot both slots are for Nano SIM and they 4G VoLTE. The device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. This device will run on the customized skin by VIVO, which is called as Funtouch OS 3.0.
The device sports with a single 16-Megapixel Rear camera with F/2.0 Aperture and it will also have Dual LED Flash, PDAF, and as the Front camera is more concerned here, the device is going to pack a dual camera setup which is identical to iPhone 7 Plus rear camera or the latest Honor smartphones. It is going to have a 20-Megapixel camera + 8-Megapixel camera in portrait mode.
The battery on the device is a 3,160 mAh which is a non-removable battery and it has support for USB 2.0 Port which means it has support for fast charging There is a Fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.
The Vivo V5 Plus comes in Gold colour and has been priced at Rs. 27,980 in India. The smartphone is now up for pre-order and will go on sale from February 1st.
Speakers come in different shapes, sizes, configuration and aesthetics. One thing that is most common in speakers these days that you may find stylish or elite design but if need something fun, you will not find anything easily. Divoom, however, has the solution for you. The company is in the audio equipment business from the last 10 years and it is among the most reputed companies in the market. It is known for its elaborate interesting designs and the latest product i.e. Divoom Timebox fits perfectly in the profile.
The company is touting it as the most intelligent pixel speaker ever made and what I am going to do is to check if they are telling the truth or not. When I checked the features, the first thing that came to my mind is that it has all the features that its processor AuraBox had with a few additions. The new speaker has FM Radio, Aux out etc. The most interesting feature of the speaker is the 121 LED lights that dance as per your desires. These LED lights can project 256 different colors. The speaker also packs a lot of sleep adding features such as alarm clock, smart alarms etc.
The packaging and content of the box
I find the packing solid and it provides complete protection to the speakers. In the box, you will find TimeBox, a USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable and the user manual which describes all the functions in detail. Though I chose black color, you can choose the color of the TimeBox as per your liking. TimeBox is available in Black,Red, Blue, Hot Pink, Ivory Wood color other than the Black one that I got. It has a matte coating which gives the feeling of rubber cover.
On the front side, the box has 121 LED lights which are programmable via its Android or iOS app. It is free to download so you
do not have to spend any extra money on the App. The back side of the TimeBox has 3-inch full range speaker with a passive radiator. The speaker has an anti-dust grill which keeps it safe from the outside elements. The back side of the speaker also has the AUX in, reset, power indicator, AUX out and micro USB ports.
The control buttons are located on the top of the speaker. I find them easy to use and very stylish. The controls from left to right are Power on or off, play or pause button which can also be used to answer calls, next and previous track which also changes the light effect, volume up and down and the same buttons control brightness as well, select music source, control & snooze alarm and finally change light mode.
A speaker at the back. though not that loud but its clarity is clear!
Let’s talk about the features
There are more than 30 built-in sleep aiding programs and smart alarms which are supported by soft light and sound.
The FM tuner has the worldwide support that means no matter in which part of the world you live, you can enjoy the local Radio channels.
121 LED lights that can project 256 colors make it easier to give the speaker new looks and provide a platform for you to get creative with your imagination.
The 3-inch 5-watt speaker that is included in the TimeBox provides persistent sound tuned by Divoom Sound Engineers.
The speaker can be controlled with the help of highly sophisticated mobile app.
It comes with an inbuilt thermometer and can display room temperature.
The screen can also show notifications from different apps like WhatsApp, messages, Calls etc.
The speaker has a built-in microphone which makes it easy for you to answer the calls without picking up your phone.
It has 3-inch full range driver
The output power of the speaker is 5W
The frequency response is between 60 Hz and 20000 Hz
The signal-to-noise ratio is 78 dB
It packs 2500 mAh battery
The company claims the playback time up to 10 hours
The battery takes around 3 to 3.5 hours to get fully charged
The wireless range of the speaker is up to 10 meters
The mobile App
If you do not want to use the advanced features and just want it to show clock and play music, you will not need the app on your phone. Though I would recommend you to have the app and take full advantage of the all the advanced features. The app allows you to enjoy a number of different features like clock, thermometer, light, animations and apart from that you can also program the lights to show dancing moves with the beats.
Also, if you want to take advantage of the soothing sounds and light patterns that can help you sleep, then you will need the app. The speaker comes with 22 different soothing sounds which are very relaxing take you worries away in no time. There is also a magic box function which let you draw patterns to display lights. I have tried making 12 fps animations and they look pretty amazing on the LED lights.
Though the company claims that it has the range of 10 meters, you can extend it a little bit by removing any obstacles between the speaker and the device that is streaming music. There is AUX in for non-Bluetooth devices as well. It gives good playback time at decent sound level. If you increase the sound level and put the light dance show on, the playback time will reduce to some extent. If I compare it with its processor AuraBox and some other speakers in the market, I can assure that it is much better in terms of battery life and sound quality. Although the FM feature works without any antenna, you can increase the strength of the signal by inserting the AUX wire.
If you need an amazing bedside companion and a device that can bring light to your desk, this is the best device for you. The only limitation that I found in this device is the quality of the microphone which I do not think will matter to most of the users. Overall, it is one of the best funky Bluetooth speakers available in the market with tons of features. The price in India is about $180 (roughly Rs. 12000 INR) but I would rather suggest you to get it from Amazon.com just for $69 (roughly Rs. 4500 INR).
Finally the wait is over! Samsung announced the launch of its much awaited smartphone of the Note series, The Galaxy Note7. This phone has everything that the Galaxy S7 edge had with some amazing new things like the iris scanner, a microSD card slot and the famous S-pen which is now more intelligent, more pressure sensitive, and also water resistant. So let’s talk about the design of the phone first, The Note7 has a curved design on both back and front which seamlessly blends aesthetics and superior build in the phone. Now, even though this phone has 5.7” display, it offers a comfortable grip and easier one-handed operation. Samsung also kept in mind the durability of the phone and that’s why the Note7 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and it is the first phone to have so.
Now let’s come to the specifications of the phone,
It has a 5.7” Quad HD Dual edge super AMOLED display
It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 64bit Octa core chip(2.3GHz Quad+ 1.6GHz Quad) coupled with 4GB of RAM
It is equipped with a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with OIS and f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP front facing camera
A massive 3500 mah battery keeps this phone running and supports fast charging and wireless charging too
Security is the main concern of the phone as the Note7 is equipped with an iris scanner which works insanely fast.
Note7 is also IP68 certified which makes it the first ever Note phone to be water resistant to a maximum of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, and is protected from dust, dirt and sand.
Also, the S-PEN has been enhanced making is capable of getting extraordinary things done efficiently and accurately. the new Aircommand Translate function enables users to quickly translate any on-screen text with ease. With smart select, creating and sharing of GIF animation is a breeze for any user.
Overall we found the Note7 to be a perfect phone as now it also comes with a USB Type-C port which was missing in the previous note phone. There actually no flaw in this phone but then again we can’t say much till we get the phone for a full review.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be available at a price of Rs. 59900 from 2nd September 2016. In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB. Galaxy Note7 is available in attractive colour options of Gold Platinum, Silver titanium and Black Onyx. The pre-booking opens from 22nd August, 2016 and continues till 30th August, 2016.
All the customers who pre-book and purchase the device will get a Gear VR at a special price of Rs. 1990.