Xiaomi’s ‘Blackshark’ Gaming Smartphone Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark

Xiaomi’s ‘Blackshark’ Gaming Smartphone Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark

HIGHLIGHTS The listing suggests this phone will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Xiaomi had recently acquired the Black Shark mobile gaming company The phone scored an impressive 270,680 on AnTuTu benchmark A mysterious new smartphone has surfaced on benchmarking site AnTuTu that seems to sport flagship specifications in accordance with 2018 standards. Dubbed “Blackshark”, the smartphone could most definitely be the first one from Xiaomi’s gaming sub-brand that goes by the same moniker. Xiaomi is said to have launched Black Shark, a mobile gaming company, in order to create devices for the smartphone…

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Samsung Galaxy S9’s Reworked Default Ringtone Revealed in New Video Teaser

Samsung Galaxy S9’s Reworked Default Ringtone Revealed in New Video Teaser

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has partnered with Icelandic composer Petur Jonsson The new partnership is to offer an all-new “Over the Horizon” ringtone Samsung has also released a video revealing the new sound Samsung has partnered with Icelandic composer and producer Petur Jonsson to offer an all-new Over the Horizon ringtone on the Galaxy S9 family, which is launching at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018later this month. The trend of providing the Over the Horizon default ringtone on Galaxy devices was created back in 2011, and each generation carries its own flavour of the six-note groove. But for…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch to Be in Augmented Reality, AR Models Leak Out

Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch to Be in Augmented Reality, AR Models Leak Out

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has released the Unpacked 2018 app on Google Play The app has a dedicated AR button Some 3D models of the Galaxy S9 have already been found Much about the Samsung Galaxy S9 family has already been leaked and rumoured. It’s now the time to see how Samsung is making its Unpacked 2018 event different from all the other conferences that are taking place at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. It has been found that Samsung is leveraging the presence of augmented reality (AR) to attract a large number of attendees of the forthcoming Unpacked event and…

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is reported to debut at MWC 2018 The Mi MIX 2S will come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, report claims It is said to go on sale in China in March at CNY 4,000 Weeks ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Xiaomi is rumoured to be in the development of the Mi MIX 2S. The new Mi MIX model, which is likely to be an upgrade of the last year’s Mi MIX 2, is already reported to be the offering that could debut from Xiaomi’s side at the forthcoming…

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LG G6 Now Available in 8 Colour Variants, LG Q6 in 7 Colour Variants

LG G6 Now Available in 8 Colour Variants, LG Q6 in 7 Colour Variants

HIGHLIGHTS LG G6 will get Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose options LG Q6 will get Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet variants Raspberry Rose has been reserved only for the LG V30 and LG G6 LG on Tuesday announced that the LG G6 and LG Q6 will receive new colour variants in South Korea, added from LG V30’s lineup of colours. The LG G6 will get the Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose variants. The LG Q6, on the other hand, will get only the Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet variants. This takes…

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Gets a New Variant, Features 4GB of RAM

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Gets a New Variant, Features 4GB of RAM

HIGHLIGHTS Three variants of the Redmi 5 are now available in China The 4GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1,099 It is available in Gold, Rose Gold, Black, and Light Blue colour options The Xiaomi Redmi 5 now has a third variant with 4GB RAM in China. Listed on the official Xiaomi store, this will be the third variant in the Redmi 5 range that was previously launched in 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM options. The Redmi 5 4GB RAM variant’s price is  CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,000), a premium of CNY 200…

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Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips you’ll want to keep, the two new Pixel phones, and more. Although Google unveiled several products, it also laid out a roadmap of how these products will evolve, and get more powerful…

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Oppo Given Green Clearance to Set Up Manufacturing Unit in Noida

Oppo Given Green Clearance to Set Up Manufacturing Unit in Noida

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has been given green clearance to set up a mobile manufacturing unit in Greater Noida at a cost of Rs. 2,200 crores, a senior government official said. The Union Environment Ministry has granted the environment clearance to its Indian subsidiary Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd for the proposed project. “The clearance has been given to the Oppo’s project after taking into account the views of an expert green panel. It is subject to compliance of certain conditions,” the government official said. The environment clearance certificate has already been…

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Vivo V5s Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available at Rs. 15,990

Vivo V5s Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available at Rs. 15,990

HIGHLIGHTS The new price tag is applicable to both offline and online channels Vivo V5s was launched in April at Rs. 18,990 It’s powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC and has 4GB of RAM The Vivo V5s has received a permanent price cut in India and will now be available for a new price tag of Rs. 15,990. The Vivo V5s, originally launched in April at a price of Rs. 18,990, had received its first official price cut to Rs. 17,990, back in July this year. The revised pricing of Rs. 15,990 seems to be…

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Nokia 3 Gets December Android Security Patch Update

Nokia 3 Gets December Android Security Patch Update

HIGHLIGHTS Update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Gets the latest security patch update from Google Rolling out to users globally, including India HMD Global has started rolling out the monthly software update for the Nokia 3. The Android update, which started rolling out last week, includes Google’s latest Android security patch update. Although this update is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the security patches offer an improved level of security for HMD’s budget Nokia 3 smartphone. Most high-end, flagship smartphones from other brands haven’t yet received the update for the…

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