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Lava enters the premium smartphone category; Launches Z Series Smartphones

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LAVA International Limited announced the launch of ‘Z Series’ of smartphones – Z25 and Z10.  These smartphones mark the entry of Lava in the premium smartphone category and are testimony to the company’s renewed focus and investment towards in-house design, quality, manufacturing and supply chain.

 

Both the smartphones offer best-in-class camera and finest design quality. Additionally, Lava Z25 sports a fingerprint sensor which lets users unlock the phone in just 0.16 seconds. Priced at INR 18,000/- and INR 11,500/- respectively, Lava Z25 and Lava Z10 will be available in select retail stores in Delhi from March 23, 2017.  The phones will be available in other cities in a few weeks’ time.

 

Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Nigam, Product Head, Lava International Ltd said “Lava Z series is a result of our continued innovation and focus on in-house research and development over the last 7 years.  Over these years, we have developed a team of over 700 product development and design engineers in India and China collectively – the Z series is an output of our collective focus, as an organization, on in-house R&D. Lava Z25 and Z10 are packed with premium features of Camera, Fingerprint sensor, Design and Durability that go well beyond the conventional boundaries in this price segment.  Further, Z series is a premium product category for us which is born out of our end-to-end control on entire product value chain – from design to manufacturing”.

 

Key Features – Lava Z25

 

  • 13-MP rear camera with Sony Exmor RSTM provides superior image quality.
  • 0 wide-aperture allows 20% more light, which gives brighter and sharper images even in low light conditions.
  • 5P Largan lens helps in enhancing image quality.
  • Rear camera supports ‘Bokeh Mode’ feature to make objects stand out from the background and ‘Night Pro’ mode takes vivid photographs even in low light conditions.
  • 8-MP Selfie camera, equipped with spotlight flash, makes the selfie images picture perfect.
  • Fingerprint sensor unlocks the phone in 0.16 seconds and is supported by App Encryption which allows the users to unlock apps only with their own fingerprints.
  • Series 5 metal back cover with premium chrome edges enhances the style-quotient of the phone.
  • 3020 mAh ATL battery with ‘Power Saver mode’ and ‘Super Power Saver mode’ extends the battery backup by 5 hours 20 mins and 18 hours respectively.
  • Runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, with Star OS 3.3 interface.

 

  • Smart Gestures allow users to easily access various features of the phone. OTG support allow high speed data transfer and 3 Point Touch lets users take a screen shot by swiping down the screen with three fingers.

 

Key Features – Lava Z10

  • 8-MP Rear (with F2.0 aperture) and 5-MP Selfie Camera (with Spotlight Flash) are equipped with Big Pixel Sensor (1.4mm) which lets in more light to give brighter and sharper images.
  • Series 5 metal back cover with premium chrome edges makes the phone stand out.
  • Rear camera supports ‘Bokeh Mode’ feature to make objects stand out from the background, and ‘Night Pro’ mode to take vivid photographs even in low light conditions.
  • 2620 mAh ATL battery with ‘Power Saver mode’ and ‘Super Power Saver mode’ extends the battery backup by 5 hours 20 mins and 18 hours respectively.
  • Runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, with Star OS 3.3 interface.
  • Smart Gestures allow users to easily access various features of the phone. OTG support allow high speed data transfer and 3 Point Touch lets users take a screen shot by swiping down the screen with three fingers.

 

Lava Z25 flaunts 13.97 cm (5.5”) HD IPS Display and Lava Z10 features 12.7 cm (5.0”) Display. Both the phones, with their 2.5D curved HD IPS display, creates an ergonomic, compact design that fits in the users’ hands – thus enabling single-handed functionality of the phones.

Lava Z25 and Z10 are powered by an Octa Core Processor, and are supported by 4 GB and 2 GB RAM respectively. Lava Z25 and Z10 also offer wide storage for music, videos, pictures and applications with 32 GB and 16 GB ROM respectively.

 

Both the Dual Sim devices come equipped the latest multilingual keyboard that supports 11 Indian Languages, thus helping the users to bridge the language barrier and effectively communicate with their loved ones.

 

Lava Z25 will be available in Champagne Gold and Grey while Lava Z10 in Gold color variant. The smartphones also offer manufacturer’s warranty for a year along with 6 months warranty for the in-box accessories which include battery, headset, charger, and a USB Cable. Additionally, the customers will be entitled to avail a one-time mobile screen replacement on the purchase of the smartphones which will be applicable till one year of the purchase. The smartphones also come with a ’30 Day Replacement Policy’ where consumers will get a replacement with new device in case of any hardware damage within a span of 30 days of purchase.

 

Technical Specification of Lava Z10
Lava Z10
General 2G Network 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network 900/2100MHz
4G Network  850/1800/2300MHz with  VoLTE
Dual Sim : 4G + 4G* (Only one SIM slot can be 4G at a Time)
Status Available, Released 2017, March
Size Dimensions 143.2*71*8.4 mm
Weight 148 g
Body  Metal body (Series-5 Metal)
Display Type LCD, 2.5 D Curved Display
Size 5.0”
Resolution HD IPS
Color 16M
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes,Box Speakers
3.5 mm Jack Yes
Memory Card slot Dual, Micro + Nano with dedicated memory card slot, expandable upto 128 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM 16 GB
Data GPRS Yes
4G Yes
3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
USB USB 2.0, OTG Support
Camera Primary 8MP, Big Pixel (1.4um), F2.0
Secondary 5MP, Big Pixel (1.4 um)
Features Beauty -Fi,Extreme Beauty, Bokeh, Night Pro,Continue shot
Video Playback Full HD video playback
Video Modes: Time Lapse Video
Features OS Star OS 3.3 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU 1.3 GHz Quadcore Processor
Connectivity GPS,A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor
Messaging Unlimited SMS,MMS
Browser Yes
Video Calling Yes
Radio Yes
Java Yes
Video Recording Yes
Language Input – 11 Indian languages
Colors Gold
Other Features *Data Protection
*Smart Gestures
Battery Capacity 2620mAh, ATL Battery
Battery Modes Super Power Saver Mode

 

 

Technical Specification of Lava Z25

 

Lava Z25
General 2G Network 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network 900/2100MHz
4G Network  850/1800/2300MHz with  VoLTE
Dual Sim : 4G + 4G* (Only one SIM slot can be 4G at a Time)
Status Available, Released 2017, March
Size Dimensions 151.5*76.4 *8.5mm
Weight 163g
Body Metal body, Series 5 Metal, 88.6% Metal body ratio
Display Type LCD, 2.5 D Curved Display
Size 5.5”
Resolution HD IPS
Color 16M
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5 mm Jack Yes
Memory Card slot Hybrid (Dual SIM or One SIM & one Memory Card)
RAM 4 GB
ROM 32 GB expandable upto 128GB
Data GPRS Yes
4G Yes, VoLTE
3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
USB USB 2.0, OTG Support
Camera Primary 13.0 MP Sony Exmor RS IMX258, 5-Layer F2.0, PDAF, Dual LED Flash
Secondary 8.0 MP, 5-Layer F2.0 Lens with Spotlight Flash
Features Beauty-Fi, Extreme Beauty, Bokeh, Night Pro, Continue shot, Intelligent Mode
Features OS Star OS 3.3 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU 1.5 GHz Octa-core Processor
Connectivity GPS,A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor
Messaging Unlimited SMS,MMS
Browser Yes
Video Calling Yes
Radio Yes
Java Yes
Fingerprint Yes, 0.16 sec unlock time, 5 App launch
Advanced Fingerprint Yes with App Encryption, Quick App Launcher, Capture selfie
Video Recording Yes, HD
Language Input – 11 Indian languages
Colors Champagne Gold, Grey
Other Features *Data Protection
*Smart Gestures
Battery Capacity 3020 mAh, ATL Battery
Battery Modes Super Power Saver Mode

 

Sandeep Saxena

Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite in India

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Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite in India

Sporting an 8 Mega Pixel Front Facing camera with LED Flash & 3GB RAM

Coolpad unveiled the Note 5 Lite, the next edition of their widely popular fingerprint smartphone Note 5. It is another addition to the note series known for its elegant design, superior technology. The newly launched phone sports a sleek metal body combined with an 8-megapixel front camera integrated with a fingerprint scanner at the rear. The phone will be exclusively available on Amazon.in at a price of INR 8,199. It will be available in variants of gold and grey starting via open sale from 21 March, 2017.

On the side-lines of the launch, the company unveiled its strategy to further consolidate its leadership status in the online smartphone category. Continuing its focus on building deeper connect with consumers, the company has planned for 3 successive launches pre- Diwali. With an aggressive product strategy lined up, the company aims to be ranked No 1 exclusive handset brands on Amazon.in. by this year end.

The device is powered with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage along with expandable memory using a microSD card. It bears a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera and 8 mega pixel camera, both equipped with LED flash light allowing it capture good selfies in low light condition. The Note 5 Lite also uses an aluminium magnesium alloy making it durable and sturdy yet light weight at 148g. It is available with 5- inch HD IPS display (1280X970), with a dimension of 145.3*72.3*8.7mm, which is perfect for one hand use. The tastefully traced thin metal rims around the back, gives this handset a premium look. It comes with scratch resistant, 2.5D curved glass on top of its display.

Speaking on the launch occasion, Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India said,” We are excited to launch the latest addition to the Note series and the successor of the widely popular Note 5. Coolpad Note 5 received overwhelming response from customers and emerged as a disruptive product in the market.  With the launch of Note 5 Lite, we are again reinforcing our commitment to make technology available to everyone at a great price and won’t comprise on best in class features. Time and again, we unveil products that set benchmark in the smartphone category in the industry.”

 

He further added, “As we announce our intention to be the top exclusive brand in the online market place on Amazon.in, our endeavour will be to unveil products that empower our esteemed customers. In line with this commitment, we also plan to unveil a strong future product line – up by pre- Diwali. Currently, we are among the top 3 exclusive handset brands on Amazon.in. “

 

Coming to the specifications, it is powered by 64 bit 1.0 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6735CP processor, assisted by Mali – T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0 and is powered by a 2500mAh non-removable battery, with a stand by time for upto 200H. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G / HSPA+, EDGE / GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.

Meet The All New Moto G5 Plus

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Meet The All New Moto G5 Plus
To be available starting at INR 14,999 from 11:59 pm 15th March ‘17 on Flipkart

The Moto G5 Plus flaunts a combination of advance features and premium design. Fast processors, great battery life, rapid charging, fingerprint reader, and advanced camera features all wrapped up in one device at an affordable price. An unexpected combination, because different is better.

Get a premium look with metal design

Replace the plastic device now with the first ever Moto G series phone that flaunts a premium looking durable metal casing in a high grade aluminium finish. The new 2017 Moto G5 Plus design language is inspired from the premium Moto Z family and comes with a high-grade aluminum finish that’s been diamond cut and bead-blasted to perfection. The device comes with a 13.2cm (5.2) screen in full HD with 1080p and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.

 

Most advanced camera in its class

Moto G5 Plus will bring out the photographer in you by offering you the most advanced camera. Featuring a flagship level camera sensor with Dual Autofocus Pixels, the Moto G5 Plus allows you to lock onto your target in the blink of an eye, so you never miss a shot. This 12 MP camera with a circular saturn ring design takes beautiful photos even on dark, cloudy days. The large aperturef/1.7 and bigger pixels combine to let in up to 25% more light than the previous generation Moto G4 Plus.

 

Refined camera software with beautification mode

Moto G5 Plus comes with the beautification mode which allows  the user to enhance selfies by smoothing the skin to reduce blemishes or wrinkles.

 

Perfect photographs ruined by people with closed eyes? The camera software in Moto G Plus includes our signature “Best Shot” feature which captures multiple shots before and after the screen is touched, analyzing the issues like blurred subjects or blinking eyes, before recommending the best picture to keep. Further, the camera also features the professional mode allows adjustment of various aspects like focus, white balance, shutter, ISO & exposure compensation making it a treat for photography lovers.

 

Never Slow Down

You would want your device to be a one stop shop for all your needs. Ensuring speed allows you to run multiple applications is crucial. The Moto G5 Plus runs on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor with a 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU, 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU ensuring the content runs smoothly.

 

Long lasting battery

With an all-day** 3,000 mAh battery, you can go from morning to night without needing to charge. When it’s time to power up, never slow down and fuel up fast with TurboPower™ charging — up to six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes**. Rest assured that Moto G5 Plus can keep up with your busiest days.

 

Fast fingerprint reader

Keeping the information on your phone secure is very important but remembering PINs and passwords can be a pain. With the Moto G5 Plus, there won’t be the hassle of constantly changing pins and passwords for privacy and having to remember a new one every time. Moto G5 Plus fingerprint reader makes it so much more convenient to lock and unlock all of your content. Also,motions and gestures can be used to activate features giving its consumer immense ease of use.

 

Moto G5 Plus also includes Moto Actions and a new experience: One Button Nav, which lets you quickly navigate through screens using the fingerprint reader.  Moto G5 Plus is NFC enabled, so you’ll be able to use it to make mobile payments where it is supported. At participating stores, all you’ll need to do is place your phone near an NFC terminal and use your fingerprint. It’s fast and easy—and there’s no need to carry cash or credit cards.

 

Pricing & Availability

Moto G5 Plus will be available at INR 14,999 for for 3GB RAM+ 16GB Storage  and INR 16,999 for 4GB RAM + 32GB storage configurations exclusively on Flipkart.

 

Launch Offers (valid for 16th March 2017 only)

  • Get an additional INR 1500 over and above regular exchange value for your old phone
  • Extra 10% discount on SBI Credit and Debit Cards1
  • Introducing BuyBack Guarantee on Moto G5 Plus worth INR 1199 for free. Be assured of INR 7000 buy-back guarantee 6 months post purchase2
  • No Cost EMI options for as low as 1889/month on all credit cards and Bajaj FinServe
  • Buy the Moto G5 Plus and get the Moto Pulse headset worth INR 1299 at just INR 599/-

Technical specifications for Moto G5 Plus

Operating system Android™ 7.0, Nougat
System architecture/processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor with a 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU, 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU
Storage and memory (RAM) Storage options1

INDIA: 16 GB, 32 GB

 

Memory (RAM) options1

INDIA: 3 GB, 4 GB

 

Dedicated Removable storage that supports up to 128 GB microSD card (sold separately)

Dimensions Height: 150.2 mm

Width: 74.0 mm

Depth: 7.7 – 9.7mm (at camera)

Weight 155g
Display 13.2cm (5.2-inch), IPS LCD, Full HD, 1080p, 424 ppi, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Battery2 3000 mAh, mixed usage up to 24 hours
Charging TurboPower charger included

(up to 6 hours of battery life in 15 minutes of charging2)

Rear camera 12 MP with Dual Autofocus Pixels, f/1.7 aperture, color balancing dual LED flash, 8X digital zoom (for photos), active viewfinder (recognizes QR codes and barcodes)
Front camera 5 MP, wide angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, display flash
Video capture 4K Ultra HD video, 30 fps, Full HD 1080p (60/30 fps), HD 720p
Speakers loudspeaker, 2-mic support
Water repellent Water repellent nano-coating
SIM card nano-sim
Connectivity MicroUSB, 3.5mm headset jack
Bluetooth® technology Bluetooth version 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4  & 5 GHz)
Location services GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint reader, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
Base color Lunar Gray or Fine Gold

 

 

 

Sandeep Saxena

 

Redmi Note 4 Black Matte Unboxing & Review

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Redmi Note 4 Black Matte 64gb Unboxing & Review In Hindi (antutu score) First In India.

 

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4 powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor , which is making its world debut in India

 

Redmi Note 4 sports a premium metal body with elegant anodized high-gloss aluminium lines and a beautifully symmetric design. It is the first Redmi smartphone to feature 2.5D curved glass on the front which, paired with tapered edges, makes the device extremely comfortable to hold. In addition to the classic Dark Grey and Gold colours, Redmi Note 4 will also be available in Black – a sleek new matte black finish – which stands out, as much as it blends in.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Redmi Note 4 delivers fast and seamless performance. Snapdragon 625 is the first chipset in its class to use 14nm FinFET technology, which is substantially more power-efficient than processors based on 28nm technology. As a result, Redmi Note 4’s 4100mAh battery lasts on average 25% longer than Redmi Note 3. It also achieves unprecedented thermal performance, remaining comfortable for use even under extremely demanding CPU tasks such as 3D gaming for extended time periods. Snapdragon 625 supports PC-class graphics with the    graphics processing unit (GPU), which allows for a great gaming experience.



Key features of Redmi Note 4:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 14nm FinFET technology (Octa-core 2.0GHz)
4100mAh high-density battery, 25% longer battery life than Redmi Note 3
13MP CMOS camera with PDAF, 5MP front camera
Premium metal body, anodised high-gloss aluminium lines
5.5-inch Full HD display, dual SIM (Nano- and Micro-SIM)
LTE and VoLTE support
4GB RAM + 64GB Flash, 3GB RAM + 32GB Flash, 2GB RAM + 32GB Flash
Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
Rear fingerprint sensor
IR blaster
Available in Dark Grey, Gold and Black
MIUI 8 beta based on Android N will be available soon

 

starting at INR 9,999 (2GB RAM + 32GB Flash), INR 10,999 (3GB RAM + 32GB Flash) and INR 12,999 (4GB RAM + 64GB Flash).

UC We-Media Reward Plan 2.0

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UC will invest 30 million USD to support the We-Media content creators in India and Indonesia, to encourage them to create valuable, in-depth, interesting & original article for the UC readers & their fans. Through the joint efforts of our platform and the content creators, we’re expecting to build a positive, healthy environment for content.

“UC We-Media Reward Plan 2.0″ is an important milestone for UC News to build a local content ecosystem. This includes two services: Super 1000 and Ads Revenue Share.

Super 1000

 

In the ongoing year, UC News will select 1000 high quality We-Media creators in India & Indonesia, with a minimal payout of Rs 50,000 per month.

 

  1. Participation Conditions
  • The account needs to be registered on the platform for more than 30 days
  • The account should have more than 10 articles successfully published in the last 30 days
  • No plagiarism, low quality content or violation of local laws/ regulations records

 

If any contributor matches the above criterion, he/ she can apply on the official website.

 

  1. Reward Rules
  • Publish at least 20 original articles every month
  • Exclusiveness Clause- The above “original” article should be published exclusively on UC News
  • No plagiarism, low quality content or violation of local laws/ regulations records

 

Selected Super 1000 authors should adhere to the above conditions.

 

After receiving the application, we will review & give priority to the accounts that will focus on certain vertical categories while providing users with unique value and sharing of professional knowledge. The result will be shared within 20 working days. In case you’re not selected, you can submit the application after 30 days, again.

 

  1. Service-Enabled

 

The signed creators will have access to a series of complementary reward services, including priority response, online/ offline activities, priority in new feature closed test, personal brand building etc.

 

Platform development benefits together. Those who meet the following conditions can apply for the program through our official website:

  • Account has been registered for more than 7 days
  • Successfully publish at least one article
  • At least 1 article has PV more than 2000

 

Ad Revenue Share Incentive mechanism

 

UC We-Media Program will give priority to those creators who focus on the creation of high-quality content, with the higher percentage of the share as well.

 

We-Media creators can participate in both the programs:  [Super 1000] and [Ads Revenue Share], but we’ll only take the higher income model into credit monthly. UC News will choose the plan according to account performance, while the following criteria of the creators will have a higher probability of selection:

 

  1. Update account daily, creating at least 20 articles per week
  2. Insist on original and unique content rather than copied content
  3. Insist on the creation of valuable, meaningful, in-depth, interesting content
  4. Persist in the same vertical field (content category) continuously, with focus & perfection;
  5. In-depth understanding of your fans/ readers preferences and continue to create content to meet the needs and choice of fans
  6. Exclusive release of content on UC News
  7. Adhere to a healthy operation, to ensure the legitimacy of the content shared. Practices such as unethical publication of illegal, unhealthy, fraud, infringement, improper marketing and other content will terminate [Super 1000]. If you are already on the selection list, the bonus is automatically void and cannot be extracted

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 – with Stylish and Powerful Features & Enhanced Camera

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Samsung Galaxy A5 – with Stylish and Powerful Features & Enhanced Camera (Price  28,990 INR)


Samsung India
today launched the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 and the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5, further taking forward the legacy of the highly successful Galaxy A series, 2016. The Galaxy A (2017) comes with Samsung’s modern and innovative design and technology, giving consumers ultimate convenience to express their individuality with powerful performance. While the curved glass and metal body creates a harmonious premium design, the new dual-SIM Galaxy A series offers water and dust resistance, enhanced camera features and fingerprint scanner. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India said, “At Samsung, we are always committed to innovate as per the need of our consumers to ensure that they have the most advanced and modern products in the market today.”  “The latest Galaxy A (2017) series is a testament to our commitment. We have integrated our consumers’ feedback on our previous models along with our unique design approach and features, to give an added performance and premium experience to the users.”  Drawing inspiration from Samsung’s premium design heritage often seen in flagship smartphones, the Galaxy A features a premium Aluminium frame and 3D curved glass back. With a Zero Camera Protrusion and sleek design that fuses the camera and home key perfectly with the body, the device is more seamless & ergonomic than ever.  With its enhanced 16-Megapixel Camera on the front as well as the rear, the Galaxy A helps users capture amazing memories by taking vibrant and clear photos. Its F1.9 lens coupled with Light+ technology and screen flash allows users to take bright pictures/selfies in low-light conditions. The camera features innovative floating shutter button, which can be moved anywhere on the screen for ease of taking high resolution, blur free selfies. Simple UI in the Galaxy A 2017 makes it easier to control the camera by just using one hand to swipe the screen, to change modes or instant filters to activate picture effects. Users can also leverage modes such as the Food Mode, to optimize photos and enhance the color of images.  Another first for the Galaxy A 2017 Edition is water and dust resistance (IP68), which changes the way people use the phone daily. These features help the devices withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust. The Galaxy A 2017 also offers a larger memory and battery capacity, with expandable storage support up to 256GB to keep up with users’ hyperactive lifestyles. The Samsung Galaxy A7 and Samsung Galaxy A5 also support fast charging that enables the devices to charge quickly and power up in no time. For easy connectivity and hassle-free charging, the Galaxy A is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port. It also features Always-on Display so users can quickly check time, calendar and notifications without waking up the device thus, saving time and battery. The Galaxy A 2017 is available in two stylish colors – Black Sky and Gold Sand. Samsung Galaxy A7 and Samsung Galaxy A5 will be available to customers at a price of INR 33,490 and 28,990, respectively.

 

 Samsung Galaxy A5 Product Specifications:

 

 

 

  Galaxy A5
Network LTE 4G
Display 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED
AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
OS Android Marshmallow
Camera Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
Additional features Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM + SD Card, Always On Display

* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,

USB Type-C, NFC

Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB, Light, Hall,

Fingerprint scanner, Barometer, Gyrosensor

IP Code IP68
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
Battery 3,000mAh, Fast Charging

 

Price  28,990 INR

Samsung Galaxy A7

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Samsung New Galaxy A7

with Stylish and Powerful Features & Enhanced Camera (INR 33,490)

Samsung India today launched the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 and the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5, further taking forward the legacy of the highly successful Galaxy A series, 2016. The Galaxy A (2017) comes with Samsung’s modern and innovative design and technology, giving consumers ultimate convenience to express their individuality with powerful performance. While the curved glass and metal body creates a harmonious premium design, the new dual-SIM Galaxy A series offers water and dust resistance, enhanced camera features and fingerprint scanner. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India said, “At Samsung, we are always committed to innovate as per the need of our consumers to ensure that they have the most advanced and modern products in the market today.”  “The latest Galaxy A (2017) series is a testament to our commitment. We have integrated our consumers’ feedback on our previous models along with our unique design approach and features, to give an added performance and premium experience to the users.”  Drawing inspiration from Samsung’s premium design heritage often seen in flagship smartphones, the Galaxy A features a premium Aluminium frame and 3D curved glass back. With a Zero Camera Protrusion and sleek design that fuses the camera and home key perfectly with the body, the device is more seamless & ergonomic than ever.  With its enhanced 16-Megapixel Camera on the front as well as the rear, the Galaxy A helps users capture amazing memories by taking vibrant and clear photos. Its F1.9 lens coupled with Light+ technology and screen flash allows users to take bright pictures/selfies in low-light conditions. The camera features innovative floating shutter button, which can be moved anywhere on the screen for ease of taking high resolution, blur free selfies. Simple UI in the Galaxy A 2017 makes it easier to control the camera by just using one hand to swipe the screen, to change modes or instant filters to activate picture effects. Users can also leverage modes such as the Food Mode, to optimize photos and enhance the color of images.  Another first for the Galaxy A 2017 Edition is water and dust resistance (IP68), which changes the way people use the phone daily. These features help the devices withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust. The Galaxy A 2017 also offers a larger memory and battery capacity, with expandable storage support up to 256GB to keep up with users’ hyperactive lifestyles. The Samsung Galaxy A7 and Samsung Galaxy A5 also support fast charging that enables the devices to charge quickly and power up in no time. For easy connectivity and hassle-free charging, the Galaxy A is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port. It also features Always-on Display so users can quickly check time, calendar and notifications without waking up the device thus, saving time and battery. The Galaxy A 2017 is available in two stylish colors – Black Sky and Gold Sand. Samsung Galaxy A7 and Samsung Galaxy A5 will be available to customers at a price of INR 33,490 and 28,990, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Product Specifications:

 

 

  Galaxy A7
Network LTE 4G
Display 5.7” FHD Super AMOLED
AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
OS Android Marshmallow
Camera Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
Additional features Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM + SD Card, Always On Display

* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,

USB Type-C,NFC

Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall,

Fingerprint scanner, Barometer, Gyrosensor

IP Code IP68
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
Battery 3,600mAh, Fast Charging

Price  33,490 INR

 

Sandeep Saxena

Samsung Introduces New Gear VR with Controller, Expanding Gear VR Ecosystem to Make VR Experiences Easier, More Enjoyable

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus, the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller. The Gear VR with Controller expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences.

 

For optimal play and convenience, the Controller features an ergonomic, curved design, offering convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimized head movement for a comfortable user experience. In addition, the Controller provides users with:

 

 

  • Various Motion Input for a Better VR Experience – The Touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions, while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences.
  • Minimized Movement for Long-time Use – The Home, Volume and Back keys located on the Controller give users everything they need in easy reach so that they can keep their focus on immersive content.
  • A Secure Grip for Comfortable Play – Even during the most active movements, the Controller’s wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play.

“At Samsung, we are focused on setting and exceeding the standard for VR experiences, making them even more accessible and delivering the highest in quality,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Gear VR with Controller expands our VR ecosystem to help consumers get more engaged and immersed in VR content – whether it’s games or videos.”

 

For an expansive viewing experience, the Gear VR with Controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use.

 

The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5,

S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

 

 

New Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications

Samsung Gear VR with Controller   Controller
Dimension / Weight 207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6mm / 345g Dimension / Weight 108.1 x 48.1 x 38.2mm / 64.3g
Optical Lens Φ42, FOV 101º x6.25 Control & Function Touchpad (Clickable), Trigger, Home Key, Back Key, Volume Key
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity Sensor Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Magnetic
Compatibility Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5,

S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

Battery AAA Battery * 2ea (1000mAh, average 2 hours of daily use will last for 40 days)

Sandeep Saxena

Samsung Expands Tablet Portfolio with Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book

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Barcelona, Spain – February 26, 2017Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Book, stylishly designed tablets with advanced computing technology offering a premium mobile experience. For digital content enthusiasts, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers superior video and gaming experiences along with versatile usage as a productivity tool, while the Galaxy Book gives professionals enhanced computing power for work and play.

 

The Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy Book is offered in a 10.6-inch TFT LCD version and 12-inch Super AMOLED version.

 

The new tablets unveiled at Mobile World Congress provide premium Galaxy technology including:

 

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video Content: Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book 12-inch support videos in HDR (10bit colored) for true-to-life colors and vivid digital content.
  • Samsung Flow: Samsung Flow makes working on the go seamless. For a safe and secure login, Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication to log-in and can wirelessly tether compatible devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet. It also syncs message notifications so users never miss an important text message whether they’re using a smartphone or their tablet.
  • Refined S Pen*: For a natural writing experience, the S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip and increased pressure sensitivity. The S Pen also includes convenient features such as Screen Off Memo to quickly jot down notes, PDF Annotation for easy editing and professional-level drawing with Advanced Drawing Tools.

Both tablets deliver on Samsung’s legacy of innovative Galaxy technology including a 13-megapixel rear camera which includes auto focus and a 5-megapixel front camera for high-quality photos. The tablets also include expandable storage** and more power efficiency with fast-charge capabilities, supporting up to 12 hours of video playback on the Galaxy Tab S3 and up to 10.5 hours of video playback on the Samsung Book (12-inch). Both devices also support Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing required.

 

“At Samsung, we are committed to expanding the boundaries of the mobile and computing experience by providing best-in-class products that satisfy mobile users’ diverse needs and demands,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Our new tablet portfolio is built with premium technology that delivers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go.”

                                                                                                                                                     

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Optimized for Entertainment yet offering versatile usage   

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 takes mobile entertainment to the next level providing a cinema-like experience with 4K video playback and a stunning Super AMOLED display. In addition, the GalaxyTab S3 is the first Samsung tablet to feature quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN for premium visual and listening experiences. And with content partners like Amazon, enjoy instant access to HDR original videos.

 

Optimized for gaming, the Galaxy Tab S3 includes Vulkan API for superior graphics and Game Launcher for an enhanced user interface and personalized gaming experience, as well as modes like Do Not Disturb for uninterrupted gameplay.

 

With an enhanced S Pen, the Galaxy Tab S3 allows users to be more productive, creative, and do multiple things at once. The Galaxy Tab S3 is designed to keep users always connected with faster charging and longer battery life.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Book: Enhanced Power and Performance in a 2-in-1 Design

 

Available in 10.6-inch and 12-inch models, the Samsung Galaxy Book caters to productive on-the-go professionals who are looking for a powerful computing device that isn’t tied to the desktop. The Samsung Galaxy Book is lightweight and has a versatile form factor, easily transforming from a tablet to notebook.

 

For enterprise-grade performance, the Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz and the 10.6-inch with an Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual core 2.6GHz.

Built on the Windows 10 operating system, the Galaxy Book offers the full desktop Microsoft Office experience for maximum productivity. It also features a keyboard that is larger and more tactile with discernible keys so users can comfortably type just as they would on a traditional computing device.

                 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6-inch and 12-inch) Product Specifications

  Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6” Samsung Galaxy Book 12”  
DISPLAY 9.7” Super AMOLED QXGA (2048×1536) 10.6″ TFT FHD (1920×1280) 12″ Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440)
CHIPSET Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820

Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
MEMORY 4GB + 32GB

microSD up to 256GB

4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC

microSD up to 256GB

4GB+128GB SSD
/ 8GB+256GB SSDmicroSD up to 256GB
CAMERA 13MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash 5MP FF 13MP AF + 5MP
PORT USB 3.1(Type-C) USB 3.1(Type-C),

Micro SD

USB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports,
Micro SD
SENSORS Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Finger print Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geometric Sensor Accelerometer, Hall, Light Accelerometer, Hall, Light
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE
GPS GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm 429g(Wi-Fi) / 434g(LTE) 261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm,
640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)
291.3×199.8×7.4mm,

754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)

BATTERY CAPACITY 6,000mAh,

Fast Charging

30.4W / up to 10hrs,

Fast Charging

39.04W / up to 10.5hrs,

Fast Charging

OS/UPGRADE Android 7.0 Windows 10 Windows 10
SAMSUNG SERVICES & APPLICATIONS Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow
VIDEO Recording: 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps

Playback: 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps

Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps

Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @30fps

Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps

Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @60fps

 

 Sandeep Saxena

 

Nokia smartphones

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Barcelona, Spain, 26 February, 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.

The family of products announced demonstrate a belief that every consumer should have access to premium quality, not just those with high end flagship devices. Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy that focuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefit on consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, the range is designed for a new generation of fans.

With a commitment to deliver pure Android, users can expect a simple, clean and clutter free experience. Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones are safe, secure and up-to-date. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place easily on Nokia smartphones.

It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.

The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead of Mobile World Congress includes:

Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.

Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.

Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.

Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.  With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.

Also announced today were:

Nokia 3310 – a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.

Accessories – also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.

Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said:

“Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”

Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:

“Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve met globally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offer fans the ability to register their interest for the new range at nokia.com/phones.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:

“Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on.  Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship. For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.  Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”

“We also believe that everyone deserves access to the premium quality and attention to detail that is usually reserved only for flagship devices. With our new range of Nokia smartphones, we aim to democratise technology and bring this experience to everyone.”

Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said:

“Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we are proud to introduce to a new generation of fans.  Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”

Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:

“What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!”

Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said:

We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight.  Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”

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