Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Huawei flagship devices to come preloaded with Truecaller
  • Truecaller says app being used to make calls half a billion times a month
  • Truecaller to roll out to Huawei devices in India by September end

Truecaller on Friday announced it has partnered with Huawei. As a part of this collaboration, Huawei’s flagship phones will now come preloaded with the Truecaller app, starting with the Honor 8.

“Truecaller will be rolled out on Huawei mobile phones in America, Middle East & North Africa, South East Asia & India by end of September 2016,” the company said in itsblog on Friday.

Truecaller said the app has optimised to work seamlessly with all the devices it will come preloaded on. Apart from making calls, the app will also let users search for numbers, block spam calls, check availability, and call duration.

The company also highlighted in its blog that four months after the integration of its Truedialer app and its dialler features into the main Truecaller app, around half billion calls are being made per month through the inbuilt dialler in the Truecaller app.

“Our vision of how the dialler should naturally evolve – with features like caller Availability, Caller ID, and smart call history, provide a gateway for user’s to fully communicate with each other at the right time and to the right person,” Truecaller said in the post.

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Truecaller rolled out an update last month for iOS that added important features to the app like Smart Call History and a built-in dialler that allowed users to make calls from within the app. However, the iOS app – currently at version 7.0 – still lacks an important functionality, there is still no really Live Caller ID feature identical to the one available on Android.

In an emailed statement, Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Truecaller, said,”Our partnership with Huawei is a big milestone and is the first of its kind that has only scratched the surface of the immense potential that is yet to be discovered with Truecaller.”

George Zhao, President of Honor, said, “As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the native calling functions. They provide an indispensable service for millions of users each day. We are joining hands to ensure that respective brands get the best of both worlds.

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Moto G4 Play Set to Launch in India on September 6

Moto G4 Play Set to Launch in India on September 6

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto G4 Play is a more basic version of Moto G4
  • It was launched a day after the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus
  • No India price details have been shared yet

Motorola has announced that the Moto G4 Play, a more basic variant of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus that werelaunched in India this May, will be going on sale as an Amazon exclusive starting September 6. No pricing details accompanied the announcement, which comes in the form of Motorola India’s Twitter cover image.

To recall, the Moto G4 Play was unveiled just a day after its better-specced siblings were, and was listed in the US. Notably, the company still displays a ‘coming soon’ label on the US site. No pricing information has been provided, but a recent mention on import/export tracking website Zauba tipped an estimate of Rs. 8,999.

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The tipped price for the Moto G4 Play seems reasonable, in comparison to the Moto G4 at Rs. 12,499, and the Moto G4 Plus, which starts at Rs. 13,499.

(Also see: Moto G4 Play vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus)

Here’s an idea of the Moto G4 Play’s specifications. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Moto G4 Play comes with water repellent nano-coating, and is a single-SIM smartphone. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM.

The Moto G4 Play sports an 8-megapixel rear camera f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera comes with features such as tap anywhere to capture, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, drag to focus & exposure, and can record full-HD videos at 30 fps. There is a 5-megapixel front camera with display flash also on board. It bears 16GB of inbuilt storage and also supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Moto G4 Play comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It should be available in both its Black and White colour variants in India. It ships with 2800mAh battery and is claimed to offer full-day battery life. The smartphone is compatible with 10W rapid charger which is sold separately.

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Motorola Moto G4 Play

Motorola Moto G4 Play

DISPLAY

5.00-inch

PROCESSOR

1.2GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

STORAGE

16GB

REAR CAMERA

8-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

2800mAh

See full Motorola Moto G4 Play specifications
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  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 (White, 16GB)
    Rs. 12,499
  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 12,499
  • Amazon
    Motorola Moto G4 Plus (White, 16GB)
    Rs. 13,499
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Apple Sends Invites for iPhone 7 Launch Event on September 7

Apple Sends Invites for iPhone 7 Launch Event on September 7

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Apple has sent out media invitations for a special event in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, September 7. Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation iPhone and Apple Watch models at the event.

As with all Apple launches, there have been innumerable leaks in the months leading up the event. Surprisingly, the most debated detail is the name. While almost all leaks agree that Apple will not be making major upgrades to lineup this year, some reports indicate Apple won’t call it the iPhone 7 as per its regular tick-tock cycle nomenclature.

Instead, to emphasise the minimal upgrades in this year’s offering, Apple is rumoured to call the next iPhone the iPhone 6SE, though the prominent placement of ‘7th’ on the invite should put the rumours to bed. Apple has traditionally employed a single iPhone version number across two years, adding an ‘s’ to mark an iterative improvement in the second, such as the iPhone 6s with respect to the iPhone 6. The company with the iPhone 6 in 2014 also started introducing two models a generation, with one catering to small screen aficionados, and the other ‘Plus’ variant providing a phablet-style large display. It is expected to do so this year as well.

Apart from the confusion surrounding the name, most other rumours are rather plausible. The next iPhone is expected to feature camera improvements in both models, with the smaller 4.7-inch offering tipped to get optical image stabilisation, and the larger 5.5-inch offering tipped to sport a dual camera setup. The Cupertino giant is expected to use a new Apple A10 SoC to power both devices, with the company also rumoured to bump up the memory alongside to 3GB of RAM.

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Apple is also anticipated to bump up the base storage variant from 16GB to 32GB. Alongside the upgraded base storage rumour, the company is expected to boost the storage capacity of the top-end variant from 128GB to 256GB. The 64GB variant is also anticipated to be replaced by the 128GB variant – thus, we can expect Apple to release its next-generation iPhone models in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants.

Another rumour that is seeing fewer and fewer contradictory reports as time passes, is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack on the next iPhone models. Apple is speculated to have made the decision to do away with the current standard for audio connectivity for three reasons – to ensure the next model is very slim; to ensure the next model is waterproof (thus has minimal, easy-to-protect ports); and to give users better audio quality through the Lightning port instead. The Lightning port can also power active noise cancellation in headphones that offer it. The company is variously also rumoured to include aLightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box, or Lightning-power EarPods instead. The removal of the jack may see the addition of dual-speaker grilles as well.

Apple is also rumoured to boost the display resolution of its next iPhone models. The current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sport resolutions of 750×1334 pixels and 1080×1920 pixels currently, while the corresponding iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to sport resolutions of 1080×1920 pixels and 1440×2560 pixels respectively. Apple is also tipped to include a Space Black variant this time around, though a Space Blue variant was also rumoured alongside the removal of the Space Grey colour option.

Finally, Apple is expected to make the next iPhone available in its stores in the US from September 16, with carrier availability tipped for September 23.

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Best Phones Under Rs. 10000 [September 2016]

Best Phones Under Rs. 10000 [September 2016]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Xiaomi Redmi 3s is the top-rated phone under Rs. 10,000
  • The Asus ZenFone Max has great battery life
  • The LeEco Le 1s Eco is a good value for money buy

If you’re looking to buy a new phone, and don’t want to spend more than Rs. 10,000, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of our top picks among phones priced under Rs. 10,000, which have released within the last six months.

While last year’s Rs. 50,000 flagship phone will still have a good user experience a year later, in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment, the phones use lower-end hardware and therefore get dated more quickly, especially thanks to how quickly the price of components tends to come down. While there were some good phones that launched more than six months ago, if you’re buying a phone in August, we’d suggest sticking to devices that released in this time frame.

Another point worth noting is that the list only looks at phones that have been reviewed by Gadgets 360, so some of Samsung’s offerings in this price segment that look good on paper have not made it to this list. Also note that we’re looking at the overall performance of a phone, not just one specific category, so there’s a bit of variation in what’s available. Read on to know what the best phones you can buy for under Rs. 10,000 are, presented in no specific order.

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  1. Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
    One of the more recent launches on the list, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is easily one of the top performers in its price range right now. We were particularly impressed with its battery life and performance, especially for the price.

    Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

    Rs. 8,999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Good design
    • Easy to operate with one hand
    • Impressive battery life
    • Quick fingerprint recognition
    • Bad
    • Hybrid SIM slot
    • Gets a bit warm with camera use
    Read detailed Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime review
    BUY AT
    • Flipkart
      Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Gold, 32GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,999
    • Flipkart
      Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Dark Grey, 32GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,999
  2. Asus ZenFone Max (2016)
    The Asus ZenFone Max (2016) has excellent battery life and a pretty good camera as well. The phone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor though, something that is now becoming the norm. The screen resolution is also pretty low for the size, but despite this, it’s a good value for money buy.

    Asus ZenFone Max (2016)

    Rs. 9999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Great battery life
    • Decent performance
    • Android 6.0 preinstalled
    • Good camera
    • Bad
    • Low-resolution screen
    • No fingerprint sensor
    • ZenUI can be intrusive
    Read detailed Asus ZenFone Max (2016) review
  3. LeEco Le 1s Eco
    The LeEco Le 1s Eco is appealing for its design and performance, along with all the expected features such as a fingerprint reader and quick charging. On the flip side, the battery life is disappointing and the phone heats up. However, it also comes with free access to LeEco’s content services and 5TB storage, which tips the value scale in its favour.

    LeEco Le 1s Eco

    Rs. 10899

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Free content services and 5TB storage for a year
    • Metal body and good looks
    • Good performance
    • Fingerprint reader and quick charging
    • Bad
    • Heats up when in use
    • No microSD slot
    • Poor camera quality
    • Underwhelming battery life
    Read detailed LeEco Le 1s Eco review
  4. Coolpad Note 3 Plus
    Launched in May, the Coolpad Note 3 Plus has a good display and fingerprint sensor though one issue that you might face is the software of the phone – it can be a little confusing. If you’re willing to put up with that for good hardware though, this is a pretty good buy.

    Coolpad Note 3 Plus

    Rs. 8999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Decent fingerprint sensor
    • Good screen
    • Good value for money
    • Bad
    • Poorly designed software
    • Slightly dull camera performance
    Read detailed Coolpad Note 3 Plus review
  5. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
    The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus heats up and the battery life is disappointing, but it has a good display and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, so if you’re planning on watching a lot of movies on your phone, this will be a good pick if you don’t stray too far from a power bank.

    Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

    Rs. 7,999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Looks good
    • Good display
    • Dolby Atmos sound enhancement
    • Bad
    • Gets hot when in use
    • Poor battery life
    Read detailed Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review
    BUY AT
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Dark Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 7,999
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Dark Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,499
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Gold, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,499

(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs. Asus Zenfone Max (2016) vs. Coolpad Note 3 Plus vs. Leeco Le 1s Eco)

Best phone under 10000

Phone Price in India Gadgets 360 rating
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Rs. 8,999 8/ 10
Asus ZenFone Max (2016) Rs. 8,999 7/ 10
LeEco Le 1s Eco Rs. 9,999 7/ 10
Coolpad Note 3 Plus Rs. 8,999 7/ 10
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Rs. 7,999 7/ 10

 

These are our picks for the best phones under Rs. 10,000. If you use any of these phones, please tell us about your experience via the comments. If not, what other phones under Rs. 10,000 would you recommend?

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LG V20 With Android 7.0 Nougat to Launch in September

LG V20 With Android 7.0 Nougat to Launch in September

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it plans to start selling a new premium smartphone from September, hoping the device will help its struggling mobile business recover from disappointing sales.

LG said its V20 device, successor to the V10 that went on sale in October last year, will be the first product to run on Google’s latest version of its Android mobile operating system called Nougat at launch. The company did not disclose further details on the V20.

The firm has two main premium phone series and its G5 phone, launched in March, has had weaker-than-expected sales following initial production difficulties. As a result, the South Korean firm’s mobile business reported its fifth straight quarter of operating loss for April-June.

The company said last week the launch of new products, including a successor to the V10, will help its performance improve in the third quarter. Rivals are also pushing new devices to market soon, however: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will unveil its next Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday, while Apple Inc is expected to launch new iPhones in September.

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Sony to Host IFA Event on September 1, May Launch Xperia XR

Sony to Host IFA Event on September 1, May Launch Xperia XR

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sony expected to launch Xperia XR
  • It is pegged to feature a 5.1-inch display
  • IFA to begin from September 2 this year

Sony has now confirmed that it is going to be a part of IFA 2016. The company will be attending the consumer electronics fair at Berlin this year, and will even do a press briefing on September 1.

Exactly what Sony intends to launch at IFA remains unknown. It is tipped that Sony may launch the Sony Xperia XR that has been subject of a lot of rumours lately. The leaks have not only provided a full-blown glimpse of the smartphone, but have also revealed some key specifications details as well.

The Sony Xperia XR aka Sony Xperia F8331is expected to feature a 5.1-inch display, and be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. With this smartphone, Sony is also expected to make the switch to USB Type-C ports. So far, Sony’s entire smartphone portfolio sports a Micro-USB ports. The Sony Xperia XR is also expected to support 4K recording with the front and back cameras.

IFA is set to begin on September 2 and go on till September 7 this year. Apart from the Sony press event, IFA will also see some tech companies showing off their accomplishments at the fair. Samsung is expected to unveil its next Gear S smartwatch, and its VR offering at the fair. Motorola may show the next version of Moto 360 at Berlin this year. However, all of this is based on mere speculation and should be taken as such.

Coming back to Sony, it recently launched the Xperia XA Ultra in India at Rs. 29,990. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra features a 6-inch full HD display, Helio P10 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 21.5-megapixel camera, 16-megapixel front camera, and a 2700mAh battery.

Tags: Android, IFA, IFA 2016, Mobiles, Sony, Sony Xperia XR, Sony Xperia XR Features
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iPhone 2016 Pre-Orders Tipped to Begin on September 9

iPhone 2016 Pre-Orders Tipped to Begin on September 9

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone on September 5 or 6
  • Will it be called iPhone 7 or iPhone 6SE?
  • It may not be significantly different than the current iPhone

Noted tipster Evan Blass has been dropping information about release date of the upcoming iPhone every day this week, and after saying that the iPhone 2016 will hit the shelves on September 16, the tipster has now revealed the date when the smartphone is expected to go up for pre-order.

According to Blass, Apple will begin pre-orders of the new iPhone on September 9. Typically, the company begins pre-orders three days after the launch event. Therefore, if this new information from Blass is true, then the earlier speculated September 5 or 6 launch event date is rather likely. Apple’s media invites should begin to roll out mid-August revealing the official launch event date.

The new iPhone – which could be called the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6SE, depending upon who you believe – has been making headlines for quite some time now, and very little is left to the imagination ahead of the launch.

The new iPhone should see a better camera, a shift in antenna bands, a faster A10 chipset, and a separate additional larger variant is expected to get visible hardware changes as well. Earlier leaks suggest that the Plus variant will just be larger, similar to the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus. There were also suggestions that a ‘Pro’ variant with a dual camera setup and a Smart Connector at the back will also been launched. A new Space Black colour variant has also been tipped in various leaks.

The upcoming iPhone has been leaked in photos and videos revealing the smartphone from all angles. There’s also a tip that Apple may make minimal design changes to the iPhone this year, breaking the traditional tick-tock cycle.

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PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim to Be Announced in September: Report

PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim to Be Announced in September: Report

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A smaller PS4 may be announced around the Tokyo Game Show.
  • The PS4 Neo might be revealed at the same time.
  • All PS4 games from October have to work on the PS4 and Neo.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong said Sony might also introduce a smaller PS4 along with the PS4 Neo. Thong believes they would be revealed at a game show in September. For its part Sony declined to comment.

This would tie in with what several publishers have informed Gadgets 360, that their upcoming releases from October onwards have to support the PS4 Neo. This is in step with Giantbomb’s post that stated all games from October require to work with the PS4 and PS4 Neo.

A September announcement for the device would hold ground what with the likes of Eurogamer and French video game distributor Innelec claiming a release this year.

While Sony has acknowledged its existence but yet to formally announce it or what it would be called when it finally hits retail, the company has made it a point for fans to know that it will not replace the PS4 in any way.

“PS4 is PS4 new high-end PS4 is still PS4 so you know the life-cycle is not going to be shorter,” saidShuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios in conversation with Gameswelt TV a week ago.

In addition to this, it announced during its investor day that the PS4 Neo won’t be the beginning ofregular upgrades similar to mobile or PC markets, perhaps setting the stage for a formal announcement soon.

As for the PS4 slim, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility. In the past we’ve seen the PS3 get a size reduction almost three years after release in 2009 while the PS1 and PS2 had smaller revisions to their hardware as well.

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