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Archive for the ‘smart phone’ Category

Vivo officially unveiled its flagship phone, the Vivo V5 Plus, last Saturday, January 21, at the SM Mall of Asia. The phone aims to deliver the perfect selfie with its 20-megapixel dual front-facing camera—a first for any mobile phone.

The V5 Plus smartphone will make life easier for the selfie-obsessed , thanks to features like the Bokeh Effect—a background-blurring photography filter—as well as the Face Beauty and Selfie Soft Light Effect, which ensure radiant selfies even in poor lighting conditions, eliminating the need for editing or post-processing.

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Three models, three display screen sizes three viewpoints. The Nexus 6p provide excellent performance and always on the top with a huge 5.7-inch screen, the Galaxy S7 Edge will provide you powerful processors alongside with a gorgeous camera features whilst the iPhone 7 brings rather small display but an unmatched performance and gets better in time. Which one to pick?

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Samsung Electronics said Sunday it’s investigating a Galaxy Note 7 that is reported to have caught fire in Kentucky, a third incident in less than a week involving its replacement phones.

Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Ky., told WKYT that he woke up to a hissing sound in his bedroom Tuesday and found his replacement Note 7 on fire. He said he had owned the phone a little more than a week before it caught fire.

“The phone is supposed to be the replacement, so you would have thought it would be safe. It wasn’t plugged in,” Klering told the station. Klering said he went to a local emergency room due to vomiting and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis. He is now seeking a lawyer.

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A new smartphone that has hit the Indian markets claims to manage your phone storage without any manual interference. The in-built artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies in Robin, introduced in India by Nexbit, a US-based crowd-funded startup, will shift any excess data and even apps on the smartphone to cloud, based on the user’s usage patterns.
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From the way it chooses smartphone components to the models it brings to market, Samsung Electronics has undergone a painful process of breaking from its past to reverse a slide in its handset business.

For example, the world’s largest smartphone maker agonised over camera specs for its flagship Galaxy S7 until the last moment – ultimately defying industry convention by opting for fewer pixels in exchange for improved autofocus features and low-light performance, a move that contributed to early success.

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Xiaomi’s latest Android packs lots of features despite the low price.

Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone, the Redmi Note 3 features a metal unibody and fingerprint sensor, both of which are usually reserved for high-end devices.

The fingerprint sensor, located just under the camera, is within easy reach of the index finger, so unlocking the phone is a breeze.

The company says that the sensor only takes 0.3 seconds to read a fingerprint and we have no reason to doubt it as it was very fast

 

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Android fans have a lot of options to consider while buying a new smartphone, unlike an iPhone. In the world of Android, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is the latest device from Samsung. When it comes to comparison, Samsung’s device is always compared to other Android devices.

Huawei P9 Plus had made the entrance this year, and it is already a talk of the town. So we have pitted them against each other to know which smartphone offers best specs and features.

 

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Owners of the Lenovo A7000 have finally started receiving the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, nearly a year after the phone was first launched. The upgrade measures 1359MB in terms of size, so users should have at least 2GB of storage space free.

The update comes with build number A7000-a_S153_151127_ROW_TO_A7000-a_S223_160405_ROW and should be rolling out OTA to all consumers of the Lenovo A7000right now. They can manually check for the update by heading over to Settings, About Phone and finally tapping on System Update.

 

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After tons of leaks, and even a promotional video leaking out yesterday, HTC has finally unveiled their latest smartphone. This was a hugely important launch for HTC, because they haven’t been selling many smartphones lately, and their bank account have definitely been affected. In fact, in 2015, their sales dropped 35% compared to the year before. That’s a big drop, over a third of their sales. HTC has been struggling for about 5 years now. Some quarters they’ve been able to break even, but most quarters they have been in the red. To be quite honest here, no company can survive long when they are spending more money than they are making. BlackBerry has been able to because they were on top for so long, thus have plenty of cash in the bank.

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Google is rumored to issue a 7-inch Pure Android tablet this year that is known for now as Nexus 7 2016. The latest reports indicate that the device will not only unbox with premium build and design but also with game-changing features that are optimized for maximum productivity.

That the third Nexus 7 was designed for business use was already hinted in the first preview build of Android N, the Google mobile operating system rumored to debut with the device. Among the features revealed by the Android N beta build are Split Screen and Picture in Picture that essentially permit the running of two or more applications at the same time

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