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Field workers and field technicians face some of the harshest work environments, and so does their equipment. In the world of high stakes field jobs where technology plays a crucial role, why would one trust an 'entertainment' level machine for their work? It's not just wrong but could lead to burnout of equipment on a regular basis.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

Thankfully, the field workers have never enjoyed so many choices, when it comes to robust devices that do not compromise on performance even in the harshest environments.

One such device is Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1. Panasonic Toughpad tablets are state of the art computing tablets that are meant to be reliable, durable and rugged. They are specially designed for field applications and are regularly employed in industries such as aviation, construction, field sales and public sector.

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is a fully ruggedized and comes with a crisp outdoor display. It is incredibly user-friendly and possesses a 10-finger multi-touch display; it also has a digitizer pen. FZ-G1 runs on Windows 10 Pro with an Intel i5 processor. It's compact yet fully ruggedized design makes it a popular choice for businesses that require a reliable connectivity option for their field staff.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 performs in the vehicle, in the dark, on a plane, and in extreme heat or rain.

The deciding factor when considering to buy a rugged device is the level of toughness required from the device. In such cases, it makes sense that the tablet is designed to the highest of performance standards set in the industry. Not only does this ensure the highest efficiency in the field but also lowers the cost of ownership. That is where the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 out-shines the competition.

From defense to healthcare, and hospitality to leisure, the Panasonic Toughpad series is already integrated into operations across the industries. Not only does it meet the expectations of the specialists looking to boost their productivity but also exceeds them on various parameters.

Having said all of the above, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is not meant for everyone. The life's purpose of this device is to be treated harshly in the worst possible environment. A state-of-the-art computing platform that is built for today’s mobile users should not be operated from the comfort of one's home or office. There are already plenty of Windows tablets, many of them more compact, lighter, and cheaper, that can be used for ordinary use. But the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet does what those devices cannot do.
We've already shared our first impressions of the 10.or E. In this post, we are sharing the benchmark scores.

10.or E

Concerning specifications, the 10.or E features a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. There are two variants of the device based on the RAM and storage, one with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, and the other with 3 and 32 gigs combination. The storage is expandable up to 128 GB. It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2 and packs 4,000 mAh battery. The smartphone features a 13 MP primary camera, and a 5 MP selfie camera.

10.or E benchmarks


AnTuTu Benchmark v6.2.7: 45,013
Quadrant Standard v2.1.1: 15,003
Geekbench v4.1.3 Single-Core: 650
Geekbench v4.1.3 Multi-Core: 2,497
NenaMark2 v2.4: 59.9 fps
Basemark X v1.1 (medium quality): 15,249
Basemark X v1.1 (high quality): 7,477
Basemark OS II: 312
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 Car Chase: 2.7 fps
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 1080p Car Chase Offscreen: 2.5 fps
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 Manhattan 3.1: 4.9 fps
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 1080p Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen: 4.6 fps
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 T-Rex: 16.0 fps
GFXBench OpenGL v4.0.13 1080p T-Rex Offscreen: 16.0 fps
Vellamo v3.2.6 Metal: 1,128
Vellamo v3.2.6 Multicore: 1,563
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited: 9,469
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme: 5,656
PCMark Work Performance 2.0: 3,567

10.or E specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Memory: 2/3 GB RAM
Storage: 16/32 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 78.0x154.0x8.5 mm
Weight: 150 g
Price: ₹7,999 ($120 approx.) for 2/16 GB variant; ₹8,999 ($140 approx.) for 3/32 GB model
10.or E was launched last month in India. It is a new online-only smartphone brand entering the market exclusively via Amazon. Pronounced as Tenor, which refers to the highest pitched sound of an ordinary adult male, it appears that the manufacturer aims to make a high-pitch sound among its competition, thus announcing its entry.

10.or E front

The smartphone comes in black and gold color variants (we have the latter one). Concerning specifications, the device features a full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. It comes with a 5.5-inch screen. There are two variants of the device based on the RAM and storage, one with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, and the other with 3 and 32 gigs combination. We have the higher variant with us. The storage is expandable up to 128 GB, thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot. The device runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2 and packs a 4,000 mAh battery.


10.or E secondary camera

The smartphone features a display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The three standard buttons for Menu, Home, and Back are placed on the screen resulting in the wastage of a lot of space at the bottom bezel. Additionally, there is a 5 MP front-facing camera lens located above the display, to the right of the earpiece grille, which is itself in the center. The LED flash is located to the left of the earpiece. The notification indicator LED is to the right of the sensor.

10.or E rear

10.or E primary camera

The smartphone's hardware includes Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core (4x1.09 GHz and 4x1.40 GHz) processor, and a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash located beside the camera lens. Above the camera lens lies the secondary noise-cancellation microphone. Below the camera is the circular fingerprint sensor, which delivers more misses than hits. Below the fingerprint module is the 10.or branding.

10.or E left and right

The right side of the device features the power key (located on the top) and the volume rocker key (located below it). The SIM tray and microSD slots are found on the left side of the device. There are two nano SIM slots; only one slot supports 4G LTE at any instance in time.

10.or E bottom and top

The 3.5 mm headset jack is on the top left. The micro USB port is at the bottom center. The speaker grille and the primary microphone are placed on either side.

10.or E features a metal unibody design, i.e., the rear panel is non-removable. The device has rounded corners.

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10.or E specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Memory: 2/3 GB RAM
Storage: 16/32 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 78.0x154.0x8.5 mm
Weight: 150 g
Price: ₹7,999 ($120 approx.) for 2/16 GB variant; ₹8,999 ($140 approx.) for 3/32 GB model
Lenovo backed Motorola has finally launched their flagship for the current year, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. It was preceded by the mid-range smartphone Moto Z2 Play and the budget-friendly Moto G5 and G5 Plus devices earlier in the year.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force

The modular approach seen in the Z2 Play is maintained, meaning you can use all the Moto Mods you already own. Few interesting use cases include enhanced audio performance, larger battery, or improved camera capabilities. A new 360-degree rotatable camera mod is also launched, just like the one seen on the Essential Phone.

Regarding specifications, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, and features a dual-lens camera setup (f/2.0 12 MP each) at the rear. Just like the Huawei P10, one is a monochrome sensor, while the other is color. The 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen (2560 x 1440 pixels) comes with a protective ShatterShield technology.

The frame is sturdier, thanks to the 7000 series aluminum. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is not waterproof. The battery is reduced to 2,730 mAh (from 3,500 mAh in the first generation device). 64 GB internal storage is expandable up to 2 TB via the microSD card. USB Type-C port replaces the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor supports gestures.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force goes on sale on 10th of next month. Preorders in the US are open for $30 a month for two years ($720 total). The smartphone comes in gold, black, and gray color variants.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD
Resolution (pixels): 2560 x 1440
Primary camera: 12 + 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 2,730 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.0x155.8x6.1 mm
Weight: 143 g
Gionee has today launched their latest smartphone, the Gionee A1 Plus, in India. It is the elder sibling of Gionee A1, which was launched in the country earlier this year. Both these devices were first announced at the Mobile World Congress held in February 2017.

Gionee A1 Plus

The smartphone comes with a dual-lens camera setup (f/2.0 13 MP and f/2.2 5 MP) at the rear. The secondary camera is a f/2.0 20 MP shooter with customized selfie flash.

The device runs on 4,550 mAh battery (capable of fast charging), 4 GB of RAM, MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor, and 64 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. The 6-inch full HD display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Gionee A1 Plus runs on Amigo 4 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is priced at ₹26,999 ($420 approx.).

Gionee A1 Plus specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: MediaTek Helio P25
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable up to 256 GB)
Display: 6.0-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 + 5 megapixel
Secondary camera: 20 megapixel
Battery: 4,550 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 83.3x166.4x9.1 mm
Weight: 226 g
Price: ₹26,999 ($420 approx.)
Samsung has today launched the latest smartphone under their online-exclusive series of devices, the Samsung Galaxy On Max.

Samsung Galaxy On Max

The smartphone supports Samsung Pay Mini, a digital way to make payments using e-wallets and Unified Payments Interface.

Samsung Galaxy On Max features a 13 MP camera lens along with a flash on either side. The rear camera has a f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary camera lens has a f/1.9 aperture.

On Max is powered by 1.6 GHz MediaTek MTK P25 Lite octa-core processor. It runs on 3,300 mAh battery. It hosts 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. The display used is a 5.7-inch FHD with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the oval physical Home button at the front.

Samsung Galaxy On Max comes in black and gold color options. It is priced at ₹16,900 ($260 approx.) and is available exclusively on Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy On Max specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: MediaTek MTK P25 Lite
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 256 GB)
Display: 5.7-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 13 megapixel
Battery: 3,300 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 78.7x156.6x8.1 mm
Weight: 178 g
Price: ₹16,900 ($260 approx.)
Huawei has today launched their latest smartphone under the Honor brand, the Huawei Honor 8 Pro, at an event held in Delhi, India. It had already been announced in Europe earlier this year. The Chinese know the same model as Honor V9. Given its name, it appears to be an upgrade to the Honor 8 which was launched in India last year. Recently, a 'lighter' version, termed the Honor 8 Lite, was also launched.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro

Huawei Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The processor deployed is a Kirin 960 octa-core. It is coupled with Mali G71 GPU.

The primary camera is a dual lens setup. Each is a 12 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture. All this comes with dual LED flash, laser autofocus, and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The front camera is a 8 MP f/2.0 lens.

The smartphone runs on 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging support. It features 6 GB RAM along with 128 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro runs on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The fingerprint sensor is aptly placed at the rear.

The device will be available on Amazon July 10 onwards. It comes in black and blue color options. It is priced at ₹29,999 ($460 approx.). Note that the base model (Honor 8) was also announced at the same price. On paper, it seems to give a tough competition to the recently launched OnePlus 5.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: Kirin 960 octa-core (4x2.4 GHz and 4x1.8 GHz)
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Storage: 128 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.7-inch QHD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440 (515 ppi)
Primary camera: 12 + 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.5x157.0x6.97 mm
Weight: 184 g
Price: ₹29,999 ($460 approx.)
After the embarrassing battery overheating-and-exploding fiasco, Samsung had to recall all the Galaxy Note 7 units it had sold. Now, a refurbished version of the device is put back on sale in South Korea.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes back on sale as Fan Edition

Termed the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, unused components and unopened, recalled units are used to build the new model. The battery capacity is reduced to 3,200 mAh (from 3,500 mAh). It has also been put through the eight-point test to ensure safety.

If you liked what Samsung had to offer via Bixby, their in-house smart assistant, you might turn out to be a 'fan' of the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition.

The rest of the specifications are kept as they were - a 5.7-inch Quad HD display (2560x1440 pixels), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory, and 12 MP primary camera along with 5 MP secondary lens setup. Iris scanning and S Pen are also retained.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Fan Edition imprint at the rear

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition is priced at 699,600 ($610 approx.), which is around 30% less than the original model's launch price.  Only 400,000 units will be produced. The smartphone comes in black, blue, gold, and silver color options.

The device goes on sale in South Korea on July 7. The company has decided not to launch it in the United States and India, while a call for other markets will be taken at a later date. This could be because the iterative upgrade to the Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 8, is expected to launch by the end of September this year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: Exynos 8890 octa-core (4x2.3 GHz and 4x1.6 GHz)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable up to 256 GB)
Display: 5.7-inch Quad HD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440 (518 ppi)
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,200 mAh
Price: ₩699,600 ($610 approx.)
The next in line for Samsung's most premium Note phones is the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is set to release towards the end of September.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

According to the latest reports from VentureBeat, the Note 8 might be their priciest phone yet at around €1,000 ($1,119/₹72,000 approx.).

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED edge-to-edge infinity display, slightly bigger than its Galaxy S8 Plus counterpart making the split-screen operation much easier to use. It will also feature the same aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

The Note 8 will be the South Korean tech firm's first smartphone with a dual camera at the back. It is said to feature two 12-megapixel sensors with independent Optical Image Stabilization for each lens!

It will continue to utilize the same Exynos 8895 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets - depending on the market, the same ones as the S8 and S8+. Although, this time, the Note 8 will come with a hefty 6 GB of RAM, making it only the second phone from Samsung to feature this much amount of RAM after the Galaxy C9 Pro.

It will sport a small 3,300 mAh battery as opposed to last year's 3,500 mAh battery, most likely to avoid any repeat of the Note 7 battery exploding fiasco. Since then, Samsung has slowly been recovering its reputation and reassuring their users that their phones are safe by implementing an eight-point battery test!

As always, the Note 8 will come with an all-improved S-pen stylus which is said to come packed with more features than its siblings. It can also pin handwritten notes onto the Always-on display.

Also, the Samsung DeX support is said to be included as well which brings desktop-like appearance to the phone! The Note 8 is said to come in shades of blue, black, and gold.

Are you excited for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release? Do share your thoughts with us via the comment box below.
Now that the OnePlus 5 has been launched let us have a look at how it stands out compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. To upgrade, or not to upgrade? That is the question we will try to answer.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T

Camera


Let us start by talking about the all-new dual lens camera of the OnePlus 5, which is the main feature that OnePlus wants all of us to 'focus' on in the device.

The OnePlus 5 features two sensors at the back, namely a 16-megapixel primary lens with a f/1.7 aperture (believed to capture 34% more light than the OnePlus 3T) and a 20-megapixel lens with a f/2.6 aperture which is a telephoto lens used for the higher optical zoom. It also has a dual LED flash whereas the OnePlus 3T comes with only a single LED Flash. In comparison, the OnePlus 3T features a single 16-megapixel camera lens at the rear.

The front camera is a 16-megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture in both the smartphones.

Battery


The new OnePlus 5 has a 3,300 mAh battery while its forerunner has a 3,400 mAh battery.

Although the OnePlus 5 seems to have a smaller battery capacity than the OnePlus 3T on paper, the company claims it to have a longer battery life thanks to various on-board hardware and software optimizations.

Design


While there are many changes concerning design in the OnePlus 5, it can be said that the rear design was inspired by the Apple iPhone 7 and looks very similar to the Oppo R11, which was announced earlier this month. It is worth mentioning here that Oppo is a sister-concern of OnePlus and Vivo, with the parent company being BBK Electronics.

The OnePlus 5 is the slimmest phone made by OnePlus so far at 7.25 mm thickness and weighs 153 grams compared to the OnePlus 3T which is 7.35 mm thick and weighs 158 grams.

Processor


The OnePlus 5 boasts the all new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with four cores clocked at 2.45 GHz and the remaining four clocked at 1.9 GHz, whereas the OnePlus 3T has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with two cores clocked at 2.35 GHz while the other two clocked at 1.6 GHz.

The OnePlus 5 also comes with the Adreno 540 GPU while its elder sibling comes with the Adreno 530 GPU.

Memory


The OnePlus 5 comes in two variants, namely a 6 GB RAM-64 GB internal storage (Slate Gray in color) and a 8 GB RAM-128 GB internal memory (Midnight Black in color), whereas the OnePlus 3T comes with 6 GB of RAM and an optional 64 or 128 GB of internal storage.

Also, the OnePlus 5 comes with UFS 2.1 storage, which helps in increasing the bandwidth by 50% compared to the OnePlus 3T which has the UFS 2.0 storage.

Bluetooth


The OnePlus 5 comes with the all-new and improved v5.0 whereas the OnePlus 3T has the v4.2. Read the difference between the two versions here.

Operating System


The OnePlus 5 comes with Android Nougat (7.1.1) while the OnePlus 3T comes with Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) out of the box, but is upgradable to the latest Android 7.1.1.

Price


The OnePlus 3T was released in November 2016 priced at $439 for the 64 GB variant and $479 for the 128 GB model. The Indian pricing is ₹29,999 and ₹34,999 respectively.

The OnePlus 5 is priced at $479 for the 6 GB RAM-64 GB variant and $539 for the 8 GB RAM-128 GB model. The Indian pricing is ₹32,999 and ₹37,999 respectively.

Other common features


  • Dual SIM
  • Non-expandable memory
  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display (~401 ppi pixel density)
  • USB Type-C
  • Fast charging, i.e., Dash Charge
  • NFC
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor

To upgrade, or not to upgrade?


Coming back to the question we were set out to answer, the latest chap from the OnePlus family sure looks stronger than its elder sibling on paper. The dual camera setup is a significant boost for the photography enthusiast in you. The design may not be novel but makes the phone grab some eyeballs for sure. If you are a specifications guy/girl and love clicking other people or objects from your smartphone, upgrading to the OnePlus 5 is the way to go. However, if you are a selfie-enthusiast, there is no point wasting your hard-earned money to upgrade since the secondary camera lens setup is same on both the smartphones.
OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, has launched their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5, via a web stream two days ago. India is a big market for the company. Hence, it is witnessing a separate launch event that is scheduled for today in Mumbai.


OnePlus 5

Hours before the official announcement, we have confirmed prices of both the variants of the device, thanks to our source. The one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage is priced at ₹32,999. The 8 gigs RAM and 128 gigs storage variant will be sold at ₹37,999. It is to be noted that the US prices are $479 and $539 respectively, as announced two days ago. At the current currency conversion rate ($1 = ₹64.50), the figures are on a higher side with a difference of around 2-3 thousand Indian Rupees.

As far as other technical specifications are concerned, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch FHD display (1920x1080 pixels resolution) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The rear camera is a dual lens setup (20 MP + 16  MP), and the secondary camera is a 16 MP shooter. It boasts of a 3,300 mAh battery that supports quick charging. OnePlus 5 runs on Android Nougat.
The most anticipated flagship by the OnePlus family, or rather the next 'Flagship Killer,' the OnePlus 5, is finally launched worldwide with thousands of people witnessing the same over a web stream on the brand's social media channels.

OnePlus 5

After all the endless leaks and rumors surrounding this device, we now finally have the official specifications and features the OnePlus 5 boasts. Read on to find more.

The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting it. It is also the thinnest phone that OnePlus has ever made till date!

The smartphone sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with the availability of either 6 or 8 GB RAM along with 64 or 128 GB internal storage options. There is no memory card slot available.

It is also the first OnePlus phone to feature a dual-lens camera setup at the rear, or in other words, cameras (plural)! Unlike its other competitors who use the same megapixel on both the lenses, the OnePlus 5 has a combination of 20 MP lens (f/2.6 aperture) and a 16 MP lens (f/1.7 aperture). It also comes with a dual LED flash. On the front, it features a 16 MP lens (f/2.0 aperture).

OnePlus 5 rear

OnePlus 5 comes with a 3,300 mAh battery which supports the proprietary Dash Charge technology. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with the OnePlus OxygenOS on the top.

There is a ceramic fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button below the display. It boasts of a quick unlock time of just 0.2 seconds! The device comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 and supports NFC.

Even though the device is launched globally, there is a separate launch event in India. It is planned for June 22 at Mumbai. Indian prices will be revealed then. OnePlus 5 India pricing is now confirmed hours before launch.

OnePlus 5 specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core (4x2.45 GHz and 4x1.9 GHz)
Memory: 6/8 GB RAM
Storage: 64/128 GB internal (non-expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080 (401 ppi)
Primary camera: 20 + 16 megapixel
Secondary camera: 16 megapixel
Battery: 3,300 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 74.1x154.2x7.25 mm
Weight: 153 g
Price: $479 for the 6/64 GB variant; $539 for the 8/128 GB model

After creating much buzz over the last few days, HTC has finally lifted curtains from its squeezable smartphone, the HTC U11.

HTC U11

What's interesting is the Edge Sense technology that allows interacting with the device by squeezing it from the sides. One can perform actions like launching an app, clicking a snap, or opening virtual assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. The best part is that the Edge Sense can be easily used even with gloves on, something which is difficult with capacitive buttons.

HTC U11 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440 pixels) display, with a pixel density of 534 pixels-per-inch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The device runs on HTC Sense based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is 7.9 mm thick. The 3,000 mAh battery supports Quick Charge 3.0. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the Home button.

The primary camera is a f/1.7 12 MP UltraPixel lens with dual LED flash, autofocus, and Optical Image Stabilization. It has managed to break all records on the DxOMark test to claim the number one spot. The front houses a f/2.0 16 MP camera.

The smartphone runs on 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. It comes with an all-glass design. The rear covers are colorful and glossy. It is backed by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage (expandable up to 2 TB via a microSD card).

The 3.5 mm headphone jack has made way for the USB Type-C slot. HTC U11 conforms to IP67 rating and thus, is waterproof (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and dustproof.

HTC U11 comes in black, blue, red, silver, and white color variants. It will be available next week onwards and is priced at €749 ($830 approx.).

HTC U11 specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 16 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 75.9x153.9x7.9 mm
Weight: 169 g
Price: €749 ($830 approx.).
Motorola has announced its latest affordable smartphone under the new C-series of devices, the Motorola Moto C Plus. A smaller variant, the Motorola Moto C, is also announced.

Motorola Moto C Plus

The smartphone boasts of a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports two SIMs and comes with a 5.0-inch HD display.

The rear camera on the Motorola Moto C Plus is a 8 MP lens with LED flash. The front camera is 2 MP and comes with a flash of its own. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is 10 mm thick.

MediaTek MT6737 64-bit quad-core 1.3 GHz processor powers the device. It comes in two variants - 1 GB RAM and 2 GB RAM. It is backed by 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Motorola Moto C Plus comes in black, cherry, gold, and white color variants. It will be available beginning this spring in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. The 1 GB variant is priced at €119 ($130 approx.). 2 GB model will be expensive.

Motorola Moto C Plus specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core
Memory: 1/2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 32 GB)
Display: 5.0-inch HD
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 8 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 72.3x144.0x10.0 mm
Weight: 162 g
Price: €119 ($130 approx.). for the 1 GB model
Motorola, now a Lenovo-owned brand, has announced a new series of budget smartphones, dubbed the C-series. The first device under this hood is the Motorola Moto C. A bigger variant, the Motorola Moto C Plus, is also announced.

Motorola Moto C

Motorola Moto C features a micro-textured rear cover and a 5.0-inch FWVGA display. It comes in black, cherry, gold, and white color options.

The smartphone hosts a 2,350 mAh battery. It runs on  1.1 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580m 64-bit processor with Mali 400 GPU. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is 9 mm thick.

The primary camera is a 5 MP shooter with LED flash. The secondary camera is a 2 MP lens and comes with a dedicated flash.

The smartphone comes with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. There are two models - one supporting 3G and the other running 4G.

Motorola Moto C will be available in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America starting spring. The 3G variant is priced at €89 ($100 approx.), while the 4G model can be bought for €99 ($110 approx.).

Motorola Moto C specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 1.1 GHz MediaTek quad-core
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 32 GB)
Display: 5.0-inch FWVGA
Resolution (pixels): 854x480
Primary camera: 5 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 2,350 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 73.6x145.5x9.0 mm
Weight: 154 g
Price: €89 ($100 approx.) for the 3G model, €99 ($110 approx.) for the 4G variant
Huawei has today launched Huawei Honor 8 Lite, a 'lighter' version of their flagship Huawei Honor 8 launched in India in October last year.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite

The smartphone takes a cue from its elder variant and comes with an all-glass design. It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved display.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite runs on EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is 7.6 mm thick. The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. The fingerprint sensor is aptly placed at the rear.

Kirin 655 octa-core processor powers the device. It is backed by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The primary camera is a 12 MP shooter, while the secondary camera boasts of an 8 MP wide-angle lens.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite comes in black and blue (to be available later during the month) color variants. It will be available tomorrow onwards (offline only) at a price of ₹17,999 ($280 approx.)

Huawei Honor 8 Lite specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: Kirin 655 octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (non-expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 73.0x147.2x7.6 mm
Weight: 147 g
Price: ₹17,999 ($280 approx.)
As reported earlier, Smartron has today launched the awaited Smartron srt.phone at an event held in New Delhi. The smartphone is said to have drawn inspiration from Sachin Tendulkar (as suggested by the name based on his initials) and is reportedly a gift for his fans.

Smartron srt.phone

The device is designed and manufactured in India. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor (four cores 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A72, and the remaining 1.44 GHz ARM Cortex A53), coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. It comes in two variants - 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB RAM/storage combinations.

Smartron srt.phone runs on Google's Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. An upgrade to Android 0 (whenever it releases) is promised. The smartphone offers unlimited storage via t.cloud and comes with its proprietary tronX apps.

The device sports a 5.5-inch FHD (resolution of 1920x1080 pixels) display with 401 pixels-per-inch and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The rear camera on Smartron srt.phone is a f/2.0 13 MP sensor with flash and PDAF. The front features a 5 MP wide-angle lens.

The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. It supports fast charging. The fingerprint sensor sits at the rear. The smartphone is NFC enabled and supports 4G LTE and VoLTE. Dual micro SIM slots are available, along with USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The back covers on the Smartron srt.phone are swappable. Signature Sachin Tendulkar rear covers are available. The device comes in gray color. It is exclusively available on Flipkart at a price of ₹12,999 ($200 approx.) for the 3/32 GB variant, and ₹13,999 ($220 approx.) for the 4/64 GB model.

Smartron srt.phone specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64 GB internal (non-expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.0x153.0x8.9 mm
Weight: 155 g
Price: ₹12,999 ($200 approx.) for 3/32 GB; ₹13,999 ($220 approx.) for 4/64 GB
Celebrity endorsements for products is not a new thing. Almost every industry spends a lot of their marketing budget making known personalities vouch for their products. Smartphones are not untouched by this behavior. While many celebrities are brand ambassadors for various smartphone manufacturers (for instance, Amitabh Bachchan for OnePlus, Deepika Padukone for Oppo), few just grace the audience with their presence during launch events (for instance, Randeep Hooda and Nimrat Kaur at Huawei Honor launch). Then there are the ones who have announced their brands - 'Being Smart' phones by Salman Khan. Recent to join this wagon is the cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar with his srt.phone, which will be produced by Smartron, a brand in which he is an investor.

Smartron srt.phone to launch in India on May 3rd

Smartron srt.phone will be launching coming Wednesday, i.e., May 3rd. The brand took to the microblogging website Twitter to announce the same.
In case you still couldn't make it out, the name of the device is the initials of Sachin's name (Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar) followed by the keyword 'phone'. The naming strategy follows the one adopted by Smartron for the t.phone and the t.book, both of which were launched last year.

While no specifications or features have been teased so far, the upcoming device will be inspired by the God (read Sachin) himself. We expect the smartphone to feature Sachin's autograph at the rear.
Smartron srt.phone is supposed to be Flipkart exclusive.

As die-hard Sachin fans, we are waiting for the day. Are you?
Gionee S10, the alleged successor to last year’s S9, has been spotted at the Chinese certification website TENAA.

Gionee S10 front and rear

The device is expected to feature a metal unibody design, just like its predecessor. It will sport a 5.5-inch FHD display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

The rear camera on the device will be a dual lens setup, with each lens being 13 MP. The secondary camera will be a 16 MP shooter, apparently hinting at another selfie-focused smartphone after the recently launched A1.

Gionee S10 sides

Gionee S10 will run on an octa-core chipset clocked at 2 GHz. It is safe to assume it will be the MediaTek Helio P20 since P10 was the one used in Gionee S9. The smartphone will feature 4 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage, which will be expandable up to 128 GB via microSD.

The battery capacity will be 3,700 mAh. The fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the Home button in the front, just like its predecessor. The device supports 4G LTE and VoLTE. It will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

As per the listing, Gionee S10 will come in black and gold color options.

Gionee S10 rumored specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 2 GHz octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 + 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 16 megapixel
Battery: 3,700 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.0x154.5x7.6 mm
Weight: 176.6 g
Price: -
Motorola has today launched the much-awaited fifth generation device under its G series, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus, at an event in New Delhi. It was first announced at Mobile World Congress last month. What's strange is that the Moto G5, which was also announced at MWC, is not launched in India. The manufacturer has delayed its launch in the Indian market for reasons unknown. Only time will tell.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The smartphone comes embedded in an aluminum casing. It sports a 5.2-inch full HD display (with a pixel density of 424 pixels-per-inch), which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The rear camera on the device is a f/1.7 12 MP sensor with dual autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera is a 5 MP wide-angle shooter.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz. It is coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone comes in two variants - 3 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. Both the models support expandable storage up to 128 GB via microSD.

The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. It supports fast charging. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the Home button in the front. The device is NFC enabled and supports 4G LTE. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and can be updated to support Google Assistant.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes in gray and gold colop options and is available exclusively on Flipkart. It is priced at ₹14,999 ($230 approx.) for the 3/16 GB variant and ₹16,999 ($260 approx.) for the 4/32 GB model.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 2 GHz octa-core
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
Storage: 16/32 GB internal  (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.2-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 74.0x150.2x7.7 mm (9.7 mm with camera bump)
Weight: 155 g
Price: ₹14,999 ($230 approx.) for 3/16 GB; ₹16,999 ($260 approx.) for 4/32 GB