Samsung Galaxy Zero smartphone will be almost bezel-less: Render video out!

Samsung Galaxy Zero smartphone will be almost bezel-less: Render video out!

A new development from the South Korean smartphone giant Samsung is the rumoured entry of Samsung Galaxy Zero. The Galaxy Zero, if rumours are true, will be the first smartphone ever to feature a completely bezel-less design. According to a Youtube channel ‘Science and Knowledge’, the giant is set to introduce a new design for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Zero with bezel-less design. The video shows a concept design of the phone in all its glory. The video also focuses on the rumoured features and specifications of the phone. The…

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Xiaomi Mi7 flagship smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition, face unlock

Xiaomi Mi7 flagship smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition, face unlock

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is likely to launch its Mi7 flagship smartphone with 3D sensing technology in Q3 2018. Apple has enjoyed a monopoly in 3D face sensing technology until now and it may continue to do so until the next range of flagship phones with 3D facial sensing tech comes from different companies. But Xiaomi may have stolen a march over its competitors in this area. Xiaomi can move ahead of its competitors – Samsung, Huawei etc – in 3D facial recognition faster because it incorporates Qualcomm’s designs and…

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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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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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Smartphone OLED Display Shipments Surge 30 Percent: Report

Smartphone OLED Display Shipments Surge 30 Percent: Report

Shipments of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for smartphones surged 30 percent globally in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016, data showed on Thursday. According to data from industry tracker IHS Markit, the global market for the OLED displays for smartphones came to $4.7 billion (roughly Rs. 30,253 crores) in the third quarter, rising sharply from $3.6 billion (roughly Rs. 23,166 crores) posted a year earlier, Yonhap News Agency reported. Samsung has maintained the top spot in the area at 34.1 percent, trailed by Japan…

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Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 2017, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. “Xiaomi grew by 325 percent YoY and was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Russia in both online as well as offline sales,” the Associate Director at Counterpoint Research (Counterpoint Technology Market Research), Tarun Pathak, said in a statement. Smartphone shipments in Russia grew by 7 percent annually and 38 percent sequentially during Q3 2017. “The Russian handset market grew during this quarter driven by aggressive…

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Smartphone Addiction May Up Obesity Risk in Adolescents

Smartphone Addiction May Up Obesity Risk in Adolescents

  Is your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity. The study found that adolescents who spent more than five hours a day on screen devices were twice as likely to have a sugary drink every day and not get enough sleep or indulge in any kind of physical activity. Such children were nearly 43 per cent more likely to have obesity…

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Smartphone Use Near Bedtime May Lead to Poor Sleep

Smartphone Use Near Bedtime May Lead to Poor Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep, better cut down on smartphone use near bedtime, suggests a new study that found longer average screen-time is associated with poor sleep quality and less sleep overall. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression. “Exposure to smartphone screens, particularly around bedtime, may negatively impact sleep,” the study said. For the study, Matthew Christensen from the University of California – San Francisco, US, and colleagues sought to test the hypothesis that increased screen-time may be associated with poor…

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Increased Smartphone Use May Affect Sleep, Health of Kids

Increased Smartphone Use May Affect Sleep, Health of Kids

Does your child indulge in playing games or watching videos on a smartphone or tablet even during bedtime? Beware, he/she may be over double the risk of having inadequate sleep, which may lead to various health issues, a study has found. Sleep is an often undervalued but important part of children’s development, with a regular lack of sleep causing adverse physical and mental health consequences, including poor diet, sedative behaviour, obesity, reduced immunity, stunted growth and mental health issues, said the researchers from Cardiff University in Britain. Currently 72 per…

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Revealed: Smartphone use at night does not affect your sleep

Revealed: Smartphone use at night does not affect your sleep

Revealed: Smartphone use at night does not affect your sleep (Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images) For those who love late night reading in tablets and smartphones, there’s good news as a recent study has stated that daytime light exposure can help fight sleep disturbances which may be caused due to late night use of electronic gadgets. The study has revealed that ample exposure to daytime bright light can help young people who used self-luminous gadgets for up to two hours in evening in getting a sound sleep. “Our most important finding…

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