Happy Holi! Now Can we Make Phones Colorful Again?

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It is the time to be colored – and very brightly too – in some parts of north India as the country celebrates the festival of Holi. The festival involves smearing or chucking colors in dry and fluid form at each other, and is a riot of color. Well, pretty much as our phones used to be about a decade […]

     
 
 

Hey Smartphones, Your Backs are a Pain in the Glass!

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Almost everyone loves their smartphone and wishes for them to stay brand new, scratch-less for ages. We all are very careful with our smartphones and very protective at the same time. We use tempered glass display protectors, cases and whatnot to save our smartphone from that one bump and that one bruise, but while we try everything in our power […]

 
     
 
 

Salman Khan to Launch his own Android Smartphone Brand Called “BeingSmart” [Report]

Salman Khan to Launch his own Android Smartphone Brand Called “BeingSmart” [Report]

Salman Khan is arguably one of the most popular Bollywood superstars and is also known for his philanthropic efforts via Being Human. According to reports, Salman Khan has now decided to venture into the Indian smartphone scene with his own venture called Being Smart. The company will reportedly focus on entry level/mid range market with smartphones within the Rs 20,000 price […]

     
 
 

Switching to Progressive Web Apps will Save you a Ton of Storage and RAM on Android

Switching to Progressive Web Apps will Save you a Ton of Storage and RAM on Android

As our lives continue to depend extensively on smartphone apps, preserving space is getting even more difficult. OEMs have also, unfortunately, discarded SD card support in the majority of their lineups, and purchasing a higher-end variant with more internal storage and RAM is just not affordable for most customers. Fortunately, there’s still a way out, and don’t worry, I won’t […]

 
     
 
 

Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

“Camera on top. Camera in the center. Speaker grilles on the back. Speaker grilles on the base. Fingerprint scanner behind, Into the budget phone market Rode the new handset…” Well, I think that is how Lord Tennyson (or so our Editorial Mentor tells us) would have described the budget smartphone market in India right now. For, there is not much […]

 
     
 
 

Synaptics’ new Fingerprint Tech can Function Even Under a Millimeter Glass Layer

Synaptics’ new Fingerprint Tech can Function Even Under a Millimeter Glass Layer

As we approach the end of this year, rumours for the top 2017 flagships have already begun pouring in. If these reports are even remotely authentic, most manufacturers will be showcasing phones sporting edge-to-edge panels. However, hardware components for fabricating a utilitarian experience for the user is, though, still lacking but it is being developed as we progress. Acknowledging the […]

     
 
 

6 Must-Have Features Every OEM Should Include in Premium Smartphones

6 Must-Have Features Every OEM Should Include in Premium Smartphones

In the past year, OEMs have tended to shift their core focus towards budget handsets. After all, it is the most substantial category where the majority of buyers invest. Today, you can spend as low as $175 (or Rs 10,000) and still get a phenomenal handset. However, this eventually led to flagship devices lose market share and justifications as to […]

 
     
 
 

How OnePlus is Casually Swooping in the Premium Market

How OnePlus is Casually Swooping in the Premium Market

In April 2014, when a Chinese startup (some would prefer to have called it an “upstart” given its penchant for clever social media messaging) came out with a phone that it tagged “flagship killer,” many laughed at the notion. Not too many could have predicted that the OEM would disrupt the industry and the market in a matter of months, […]

 
     
 
 

Latest Report Reveals Positive Growth in Sony’s Mobile Business

Latest Report Reveals Positive Growth in Sony’s Mobile Business

Sony’s mobile business hasn’t seen potential growth since the sudden embankment of affordable smartphones. They’ve been unable to keep up the pace and as a result, their share in the market has almost reached a point of extinction when compared with what they used to relish before. However, unlike the previous year where they faced a tragic loss of $172 […]

     
 
 

Qualcomm Doubles Down on Dual Camera Setups with new Clear Sight Technology

Qualcomm Doubles Down on Dual Camera Setups with new Clear Sight Technology

This year we witnessed a majority of leading smartphone OEMs include dual camera setups on their flagships – Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, Huawei P9, and more. However, each of them is using a native and independent hardware for processing the captured shots. Now, Qualcomm, the manufacturer responsible for most phones’ processor out there, has introduced a new dual-lens […]