Huawei patents phone design with a hole in the display for the earpiece

Holes are the new notches – Huawei is considering cutting a slit for the earpiece as revealed by a design patent filed with the USPTO. This is interesting, because the expectation was that holes will be used for selfie cameras (like in Samsung’s Infinity-O design and teased with the Galaxy A8s). In fact, the patent […]

Samsung will show images of its foldable phone this week, talk about its UI

Samsung will present its foldable phone at the developer conference that starts tomorrow. It hopes to get feedback from developers about the best ways for apps to handle going from a phone-sized screen to a tablet-sized one as the device unfolds. The company’s VP of mobile communications confirmed that the user interface will be shown […]

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Out on Android Beta, Reported to Be Out on Windows Phone

WhatsApp is rolling out group video and voice calls on WhatsApp for Android beta and the feature is accessible in the latest updates – namely, v2.18.189 or v2.18.192. This development comes about a month after select Android beta and iOS users reportedly received the group calling functionality back in May in version 2.18.52 for iOS and version 2.18.145 for Android […]

Nokia Phone Licensee HMD Raises $100 Million to Drive Growth Push

HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the right to use the Nokia brand on phones, has raised $100 million (roughly Rs. 681 crores) of funding intended to boost growth, it said on Monday. Having sold about 70 million Nokia phones and generated sales of EUR 1.8 billion ($2.1 billion) in its first year, 2017, HMD said it […]

Flipkart Phone Billion Capture+ Goes on Sale at Starting Price of Rs. 10,999; Launch Offers Detailed

Billion Capture+, the first smartphone from Flipkart-owned brand Billion, went on sale at 12am IST in India, with a host of launch offers to make it an attractive buy. The new Billion Capture+ has dual rear camera setup and comes with Smartron’s tronX AI-based Internet of Things platform as well as unlimited free cloud storage. […]

Flipkart Billion Capture+ Phone With Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Flipkart Billion Capture+ price starts at Rs. 10,999 HIGHLIGHTS Capture+ is the first smartphone from Flipkart under its Billion brand It goes on sale starting November 15 The Flipkart phone comes in two variants Flipkart on Friday unveiled its first Billion branded smartphone, the Capture+, in India. The Billion self-brand was announced in July this […]

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists […]

RJio effect: Airtel in pact with Celkon to offer 4G phone at ₹1,349

   As the fight to capture the lower end of mobile user space intensifies, Airtel has come out with a 4G phone at ₹1,349. A bundled offer, announced in association with a Hyderabad-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles, would require customers to make a deposit of ₹2,849 to get the Celkon Smart 4G phone. Announcing the […]

Jio Phone, Airtel Mobiles, Vodafone smartphone, BSNL device: Comparison of best 4G mobiles under Rs 2,500

Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and BSNL have jumped on the bandwagon of cheap 4G phones in India. Targetting this segment Jio Phone, Airtel Karbonn A40, Vodafone Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra, and BSNL Micromax Bharat 1 are trying to lure in the people who are still not connected to the world of internet. While the Jio […]

HP Too Is Done Making Windows Phone Handsets

HP, one of the only OEMs that offers a Windows Phone handset in its lineup, is now giving up on Microsoft’s mobile operating system, too. The company told news outlet The Register that it won’t be adding any new handset to its existing “Elite” Windows Phone smartphone lineup. Furthermore, the company said its Elite x3 handset will reach the […]