ASUS announces ZenFone 3 lineup- ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra

ASUS today announced 3 phones in its Zenfone 3 lineup- ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra.

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The ZenFone 3 is the basic model of these three phones launched. ZenFone 3 has an aluminium frame body with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD Super IPS+ display with 77.3% screen to body ratio.

ZenFone 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

It is equipped with a 16MP Sensor on the back with ASUS TriTech autofocus which combines second generation laser autofocus, phase detection autofocus and contrast detection autofocus to achieve focus in an insane 0.03 seconds.

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship model. It has a full metal body and 4.2mm edges. It has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 79% screen to body ratio. ZenFone 3 Deluxe is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. Talking about the camera department, ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a 23MP shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis optical image stabilization, and 4K video with the same TriTech autofocus system as found on the ZenFone 3. It also uses a USB Type-C connector and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and Hi-Res Audio support.



Lastly we have the ZenFone 3 Ultra which has a massive 6.8-inch 1080p display with 79% screen to body ratio and Tru2Life+ video technology which uses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor. It also has Hi-Res Audio support and it is the first phone ever to have virtual 7.1 channel surround sound with DTS Headphone: X.

On the back of the phone we have the same 23MP shooter as found on the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 coupled with 4GB of RAM and has a massive 4600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Support. The fingerprint sensor however is on the front of the device. ZenFone 3 Ultra has a full metal body with no visible antenna Lines.

Pricing of the devices have also been confirmed. ZenFone 3 will cost $249, ZenFone 3 Deluxe will cost $499 and ZenFone 3 Ultra will cost $479.

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone starting at $380

Xiaomi, popularly knows as the ‘Apple’ of china has been showcasing some really amazing products lately. The latest being a drone. Yes you read that write, a ‘DRONE’.


Xiaomi launched their first ever drone named ‘Mi Drone’. predictable name, right?

Xiaomi’s Mi Drone is basically a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, a remote control which uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder and a 4K camera. The camera uses a Sony 12.4-megapixel sensor that can capture video at up to 3,840 x 2,160 at 30 fps; and as you’d expect, it can take RAW photos


The main advantage that Xiaomi is touting with the Mi Drone is the modularity of it. The camera module in the drone is detachable just like the rotors. Mi Drone has a 5,100mAh battery which is replaceable and is claimed to get the unit 27 minutes of flight time on a single charge which is AMAZING.


Mi Drone has a visual positioning system on the bottom which allows it to remain stable while flying at low altitudes in some environments where it cannot get a satellite signal. To make things easier for beginners, the controller has a dedicated button for take off and landing — just do a short press and then a long press to do either. The controller also has a dial on the left for tilting the camera, and there’s a shutter button on the other side. At the bottom side, there’s a flap that hides a micro-USB port for recharging the controller.

Mi Drone comes in 2 variants, The 4K version which costs around $480 and the 1080p model which costs around $380.

Xiaomi notes that the 1080p Mi Drone will be crowdfunded on the Mi Home app starting 26th May 2016 while the 4K option will be available for testing via an open beta programme at the end of July.

With the launch if Mi Drone Xiaomi is all set to give a tough competition to the DJI’s Phantom series.

Smartron tphone with Snapdragon 810 SoC & 4GB RAM Launched in India for Rs. 22,999

Recently an Indian startup Smartron launched its first ever smartphone called the ’’ in India at an event held on 19th May in Hyderabad. features a Bold Dual-tone scheme and Smartron claims that it is the lightest phone in its category weighing only 149 grams thanks to its Ultra-thin form factor.


It features a 5.5” full-HD(1080X1920) SUPER AMOLED display with a 401ppi pixel density and also Corning Gorilla 3. Smartron has also equipped the with Apical Assertive technology for improved sunlight legibility.



Smartron had made the powerful and by equipping it with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM for smooth multitasking and overall performance.

It sports a 13MP rear camera with 1.12µm pixel size. It has PDAF autofocus, dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera is capable of recording 4k videos too. Front camera is of 4MP with a large 2µm pixel size for better low light performance and also has HDR for photos.

Storage wise the phone has 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card upto 128GB and unlimited online storage.

It is powered by a 3000mAh battery with quick charge 2.0 which is really pretty decent and also a USB-Type C charger which makes this phone future proof.

Now the price of the phone is the main attraction. All these specs with a solid build quality is ₹22,999 which is really amazing. Smartron runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and also has the ‘tronx’ UI which will give users access to services directly from Smartron, like tcloud, tcare and tstore. The device is available in 4 colour Classic Grey, Metallic Pink, Steel Blue, and Sunrise Orange  and will go on sale in early June via Smartron and registrations are already opened.


iBall unveiled the cheapest windows 10 laptop

iBall along with distinguished dignitaries from Intel and Microsoft launched its latest category laptop under its sub-brand ‘iBall CompBook’ at a revolutionary price of Rs. 9999 only.


iBall held an event at Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on 11th May 2016 where people from media and bloggers/YouTubers were invited to witness a digital revolution by iBall, Intel and Microsoft. iBall unveiled their CompBook series of laptops which are super cheap and affordable. There are two variants of the CompBook namely ‘Excelance’ and ‘’Exemplaire’.


iBall CompBook Excelance is an amazing laptop by iBall which is available at an unheard price for a laptop, making it highly affordable and also offers a great value for money. It is priced at Rs. 9999 which is unbelievable. Excelance is integrated with “Intel inside” and also comes with a pre-loaded licensed Windows 10. iBall engineered this laptop with a classy slender design and an appealing textured top cover with soft touch feel. It weighs less than 1.1 kg and is very compact which makes it easy to carry as it fits perfectly in a bag. Specifications of this laptop is given below-

  • 29.46cm(11.6”) HD Screen
  • Dual speakers
  • Camera
  • Touch Pad with Multi-Touch functionality
  • Intel Atom Processor(Up to 1.83GHz, Quad Core Z3735F)
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB in-built storage
  • Micro SD Slot, expandable up to 64GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth (v4.0)
  • Mini HDMI (v1.4a)
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 29.1 x 20.3 x 2.4cm (W x D x H)
  • 1.09kg


iBall CompBook Exemplaire  on the other hand is a rather extremely light weight laptop with below 1.5kg for the big size of 35.56cm(14”) display making it a very portable. It is also integrated with “Intel inside” and comes with a pre-loaded licensed Windows 10. It offers great value to those looking for bigger screen for education, work or even entertainment. It has a Gigantic battery of 10,000 mAh which provides endless time of over 8.5 hrs. for work, 25 hrs. of music playback and amazing 8.5hrs. for video playback. Exemplaire is presented at an extremely appealing price of Rs. 13999. Specifications of this laptop is given below-

  • 35.56cm(14”) HD Screen
  • Dual speakers
  • Camera
  • Touch Pad with Multi-Touch functionality
  • Intel Atom Processor(Up to 1.83GHz, Quad Core Z3735F)
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB in-built storage
  • Micro SD Slot, expandable up to 64GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth (v4.0)
  • Mini HDMI (v1.4a)
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 34.7 x 23.2 x 2cm (W x D x H)
  • 1.46kg


With this new offering, iBall aims to address the need of affordable computing, in line with the Honorable Prime Minister’s Digital India Initiative to narrow the gap between consumer needs and the devices currently available in the market. Bringing in the power to empower, this Digital Revolution initiative by iBall aims to reshape the social landscape by presenting the first Laptop in India to provide the experience of Intel and Microsoft, with the best of both worlds, at the unbelievably affordable price.

By the way, if you didn’t really know – to use Windows 10 on your PC, you can download windows 10 iso from here.


Lenovo Lemo K3. Budget 4G smartphone from Lenovo.

Lenovo, the already emerged brand in India popular for their smartphones, computers and of course laptops unveiled their new $100 smartphone named Lenovo Lemo K3.


Lemo is maybe an abbreviation of Lemon because this smartphone is available in a lemon like yellow colour which is pretty bright. The idea is unique and one of a kind in the budget segment.


It has a 5.0 inch capacitive IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280×720(HD 720). Display looks bright with decent saturation and colours look bright.

The pixel density of the phone is 294ppi.

Lemo K3 packs some budget specs only. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked @ 1.3 Ghz coupled with Adreno 306 clocked at 400MHz for graphics. It has 1GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of storage which is expandable upto 32GB. This kind of performance is kinda expected from this smartphone and there should not be any problem while playing light games.

Talking about the camera now, Lenovo equipped this phone with an 8MP rear camera having f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens. There is also a 2MP front facing camera for selfies. The camera quality is pretty good and there was no over saturation whatsoever.


Lenovo also managed to put dual speakers in this phone which is amazing because the sound quality is pretty amazing, thanks to some software optimisations.

Battery is pretty decent too considering the fact that it is a $100 smartphone. It has a 2300mAh battery. There is no complaint about the battery backup of this phone.

Lenovo basically launched this smartphone to counter it’s competition, Xiaomi and their budget smartphones.


Lenovo Lemo K3 comes with Android 4.4 out of the box skinned with Lenovo’s VIBE UI which is unique and easy to use. Lenovo Lemo K3 is available for $100.00 and is also a 4G phone so this phone is a go go according to us.

Bluboo Picasso impressions.

The all new Bluboo Picasso hits the budget smartphone market this month, and it’s already available for buying. When it comes to phones that are affordable, it is predictable that Bluboo Picasso will be the top entry level handset, cheap enough for everyone’s pocket



The design is one of the primary features when it comes to affordable smartphone models. The new Bluboo Picasso’s design is quite impressive, and the model is beautiful to the eye. The back side is made completely of plastic, and it fits perfectly in the hand. Since this is a 5-inch model, handling needs to be at its top, and the ergonomics of the phone needs to provide a good grasp. On the back, The Picasso has 3D ARC diamond texture which makes the overall design amazing

The display packs a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720. The screen is made of sapphire crystal glass. The colours are quite vivid and natural. There is no physical button on the front which makes the display and design simple. The bezel is very narrow at 3mm.


For performance, the phone packs a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580A processor and has 2GB of RAM. Internal storage of the phone is 16GB and if you feel that it is not enough, well, it is expandable. Overall the performance is smooth and 2GB of ram ensures that multitasking is smooth.


The rear camera is of 8MP with dual LED flash for the best pictures in dark. The front camera is also of 8MP. The camera quality is pretty impressive considering the price of this phone. Daylight photos are quite natural with little to no noise in the photos taken.

Bluboo Picasso runs on android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box which is quite mainstream nowadays. The battery is non removable and with 2500 mAh, this phone is average in terms of battery.

The Bluboo Picasso is super cheap and is available in sapphire blue, white and champagne colour for only $69.99 from