Smartphones: News

Smartphones can be defined as personal computers with a mobile operating system, but for handheld use and in the shape and size of an average mobile, typically being pocket-sized. Apple and Samsung dominate the current market share in smartphone sales with millions of units being sold every month, with almost 99% of all smartphones in the market either running on Android or IOS.

13 May 2024

HMD Global

First-ever HMD-branded smartphone for Indian market to be called 'Arrow' 

HMD has announced the launch of its new smartphone, 'HMD Arrow,' specifically for the Indian market.

09 May 2024

Android

Lock apps, files on Android using your fingerprint: Here's how

Fingerprint scanners have become a prevalent feature in modern Android smartphones, offering a convenient alternative to traditional PIN codes or passwords.

24 Mar 2024

Cybersecurity

Hackers could get past any digital door lock this way

A group of cybersecurity experts has uncovered a technique that enables Android phone users to unlock countless hotel rooms across the globe in mere seconds.

18 Mar 2024

China

India is now the third-biggest smartphone exporter to US

India's smartphone shipments to the United States have witnessed a remarkable upswing, hitting $3.53 billion between April-December of this fiscal year, per government data.

04 Mar 2024

Apple

Samsung, Apple's contract manufacturers to get Rs. 4,400cr under PLI 

Apple's three contract manufacturers, along with Samsung and local electronics company Dixon Technologies, are set to receive over Rs. 4,400 crore to meet production targets in FY23 under India's production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for smartphones.

27 Feb 2024

5G Phone

Reliance's 5G-enabled JioPhone to cost less than Rs. 8,000

Qualcomm and Reliance Jio are gearing up to introduce an affordable 5G smartphone in India by the end of this year. It will be priced under $99 or Rs. 8,000.

26 Feb 2024

Mobile World Congress

This Android smartphone has 28,000mAh battery, a 94-day standby time

At MWC 2024, France-based Avenir Telecom unveiled the Energizer Hard Case P28K.

18 Jan 2024

Lifestyle

Siggi's Dairy offers $10,000 for a month-long smartphone detox

New York-based Siggi's Dairy is hosting a contest that offers a $10,000 (Rs. 8.3 lakh) prize to ten individuals willing to ditch their smartphones for a month.

16 Jan 2024

Apple

Apple dethrones Samsung as top spot smartphone brand

For the first time in over a decade, Apple has dethroned Samsung as the world's leading smartphone vendor in market share, as per International Data Corporation (IDC).

06 Jan 2024

Research

Your next smartphone display might be made of 'transparent' wood

For a long time, glass and plastic have been the standard for most device displays, but that might change soon.

03 Jan 2024

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S24 series pre-reservations live in India: Check offers

Samsung's first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2024 is set for January 17 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. In India, the event will start at 11:30pm.

11 Dec 2023

Sony

How Sony LYTIA LYT-900 compares with LYT-808 camera sensor

Sony is making waves in the world of smartphone cameras with its new LYTIA series.

11 Nov 2023

Polestar

Polestar smartphone design unveiled in teaser video: What we know

Swedish electric vehicle maker Polestar has teased its first-ever smartphone, the Polestar Phone, in a teaser video.

17 Oct 2023

Apple

Global smartphone market touches 10-year low but Apple's iPhone shines

The global smartphone market has hit a 10-year low, with an 8% year-on-year drop in Q3 2023, as reported by Counterpoint Research.

Emergency alert to sound on all US smartphones, televisions today

On Wednesday, at 2:20pm ET (11:50pm IST), there will be a nationwide test of the federal emergency alert system across the United States.

29 Sep 2023

Samsung

Upcoming smartphones: Google Pixel 8, OnePlus Open, Samsung S23 FE

As October approaches, the smartphone market is buzzing with anticipation for new releases from major players like Vivo, Google, OnePlus, and Samsung.

31 Aug 2023

TECNO Mobile

TECNO unveils Phantom Ultimate rollable smartphone concept

TECNO has introduced its groundbreaking Phantom Ultimate rollable smartphone concept, which expands from a 6.55-inch display to 7.11-inch in about a second.

09 Jul 2023

OPPO

OPPO Reno10 series launching in India tomorrow: Check expected prices

OPPO is all set to introduce the Reno10 series in India tomorrow (July 10).

09 Jul 2023

OnePlus

Looking for smartphones under Rs. 35,000? Check these out

Indian customers have been treated with some new mid-range offerings by brands such as OnePlus, Realme, POCO, and others.

08 Jul 2023

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy M34 v/s Realme Narzo 60: Mid-range smartphones compared

The Samsung Galaxy M34 and Realme Narzo 60 are the latest entrants in India's sub-Rs. 20,000 segment.

07 Jul 2023

Realme

Realme Narzo 60 Pro v/s OnePlus Nord CE3

Realme Narzo 60 Pro has been officially announced in the Indian market, starting at Rs. 23,999.

07 Jul 2023

Samsung

Leaks reveal Snapdragon 888-powered Samsung S21 FE's price, launch date

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked is just around the corner but mobile enthusiasts are discussing the re-introduction of last year's Galaxy S21 FE in India with a new Snapdragon 888 SoC.

07 Jul 2023

Samsung

Samsung launches Galaxy M34 5G at Rs. 19,000: Check features

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy M34 5G, as its latest mid-range smartphone in India.

07 Jul 2023

OnePlus

OnePlus Nord 3 v/s iQOO Neo7 Pro: Which is better

The OnePlus Nord 3 has finally arrived in India, after several weeks of anticipation and leaks.

04 Jul 2023

iQOO

iQOO launches Nothing Phone (2) rival at Rs. 35,000

iQOO has introduced its latest smartphone in the Indian market, dubbed the iQOO Neo7 Pro.

03 Jul 2023

Motorola

Motorola RAZR 40 Ultra launched in India at Rs. 90,000

Motorola has launched its latest flip-style foldable smartphones—the RAZR 40 and RAZR 40 Ultra, in India.

02 Jul 2023

OnePlus

OnePlus Nord CE 3 v/s Realme Narzo 60: Check differences

India's mid-range smartphone market is about to witness the launch of two new offerings from BBK-owned OnePlus and Realme under their Nord and Narzo series, respectively.

01 Jul 2023

OnePlus

OnePlus Nord 3 v/s OnePlus 11R: Check differences

OnePlus recently introduced the 11R in the Indian smartphone market. The brand is now gearing up for another flagship killer, the Nord 3.

30 Jun 2023

Asus

ASUS Zenfone 10 v/s Samsung Galaxy S23: Compact flagships compared

ASUS has introduced the Zenfone 10, as its latest flagship smartphone for the global markets.

30 Jun 2023

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone (2) pre-orders live in India: Should you book

The Nothing Phone (2) is now up for pre-orders in India.

25 Jun 2023

Motorola

Moto RAZR 40 Ultra v/s OPPO Find N2 Flip

India's flip-style foldable smartphone market is about to get a new entrant in the form of the Moto RAZR 40 Ultra.

20 Jun 2023

Infinix Mobile

How Infinix Note 30 fares against Redmi Note 12 5G

Infinix recently introduced Note 30, as its latest 5G smartphone in India.

23 Jun 2023

Reliance Jio

JioPhone 5G revealed in live shots: Check expected price, features

Reliance Jio is likely to release a 5G smartphone in India soon.

20 Jun 2023

OnePlus

This is how OnePlus's maiden foldable phone will look like

OnePlus will soon introduce its first-ever foldable smartphone, the OnePlus V Fold.

19 Jun 2023

Vivo

Vivo X100 Pro+ leak reveals design details, 200MP telephoto camera

Vivo will introduce the X100 series in the coming months.

19 Jun 2023

Google

How Google Pixel 8 Pro will differ from 7 Pro

Google is expected to introduce the Pixel 8 Pro (along with the vanilla Pixel 8) sometime in October.

18 Jun 2023

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone (1) v/s Phone (2): All expected changes

Nothing will introduce its second-generation smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2) on July 11.

17 Jun 2023

Realme

How Realme 11 Pro fares against the 11 Pro+

The Realme 11 Pro series is now on sale in India.

16 Jun 2023

Realme

Realme 11 Pro now available in India: Should you buy

The Realme 11 Pro is now up for grabs in the Indian market.

13 Jun 2023

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Flip5's outer screen will run optimized Google apps

Samsung's next-generation flip-style foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip5, will have a much larger cover screen. The new design will allow for a better user experience than the existing Flip4 model.

13 Jun 2023

Central Government

Appoint Indian CEOs: Centre to Chinese smartphone companies

The central government has asked Chinese manufacturers dealing in smartphones to induct Indian equity partners for their operations in India, The Economic Times reported.

10 Jun 2023

Realme

Why Realme 11 Pro is better than OPPO F23 5G

The Realme 11 Pro is now official in the Indian market. The device is aimed at buyers seeking a mid-range smartphone with a premium-looking display, capable primary camera, power-efficient chipset, and a long-lasting battery.

09 Jun 2023

Realme

Realme 11 Pro+ v/s POCO F5: Which smartphone is better

The Realme 11 Pro+ has finally launched in the Indian market after weeks of teasers. The device has an appealing design, a high-resolution primary camera, and a range of new-age features.

06 Jun 2023

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy F54 goes official for Rs. 30,000: Check features

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy F54 as its latest 5G smartphone in India.

05 Jun 2023

OnePlus 10R

Grab OnePlus 10R with discounts worth Rs. 29,000: Here's how

The OnePlus 10R is one of the top-selling smartphones in its segment. Amazon is currently offering a coupon discount, along with bank and exchange offers on the device, which means you can grab it for as low as Rs. 6,049.

05 Jun 2023

Motorola

RAZR 40 Ultra v/s Vivo X Flip: Which is better 

The competition in the flip-style foldable smartphone market has increased with the introduction of the Moto RAZR 40 Ultra.

04 Jun 2023

Realme

Realme 11 Pro+ v/s 10 Pro+: Similar, yet different

Realme's numbered-series smartphones are quite popular in India's mid-range market. Hence, the brand treats its customers with the next-generation models every six months.

03 Jun 2023

OnePlus

OnePlus Community Sale starts tomorrow: Check top deals

OnePlus is all set to begin the fourth edition of the OnePlus Community Sale from tomorrow (June 4) onward.

03 Jun 2023

Lava International

iQOO Z7s v/s LAVA AGNI 2: Which smartphone is better 

The mid-range smartphone market in India received two new entrants recently, iQOO Z7s and LAVA AGNI 2, in the sub-Rs. 20,000 price bracket.

02 Jun 2023

Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 Pro at Rs. 44,999: Worth considering in 2023?

The Xiaomi 12 Pro has received a huge price cut, since its release in India.

02 Jun 2023

Motorola

Moto RAZR 40 v/s RAZR 40 Ultra: Check differences

Motorola has unveiled two flip-style foldable smartphones - RAZR 40 and RAZR 40 Ultra, in China.

31 May 2023

Motorola

Motorola Edge 40 v/s Realme 11 Pro+: Curved smartphones compared

The Motorola Edge 40's sale is now live in India. The phone ticks all the right boxes for Rs. 29,999.

30 May 2023

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy F54 5G's pre-orders begin: Should you consider it

Samsung has opened the pre-booking window for the Galaxy F54 5G - the latest F-series smartphone in the Indian market.

29 May 2023

Samsung

Upcoming smartphones in June from Samsung, Realme, OnePlus, and others

The month of May has been fairly busy for the Indian smartphone market with the introduction of POCO F5, Google Pixel 7a, Motorola Edge 40, LAVA AGNI 2, and more.

29 May 2023

OnePlus 11

Limited-edition OnePlus 11 5G Marble Odyssey's sale starts June 6

OnePlus has introduced the limited-edition Marble Odyssey model of the OnePlus 11 5G in India.

28 May 2023

TECNO Mobile

TECNO CAMON 20 launched in India: Check price, full specifications 

TECNO has introduced the CAMON 20 series of smartphones in India. The range includes CAMON 20, 20 Pro 5G and 20 Premier 5G.

28 May 2023

Motorola

From expected price to specifications: Everything about Motorola RAZR 40

Motorola may launch two flip-style foldable smartphones—the RARZ 40 and RAZR 40 Ultra—in a couple of days.

28 May 2023

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE: Everything we know so far

Samsung shied away from releasing the Fan Edition model for the Galaxy S22 series. However, it won't be the case for the S23 series.

27 May 2023

Amazon

Amazon's '5G Revolution Sale' now live: Check top smartphone deals

Amazon's 5G Revolution Sale is now live, days after the conclusion of Grand Gaming Days Sale.

27 May 2023

Motorola

Motorola RAZR 40 Ultra: Check specifications, expected price, launch date

Motorola is all set to announce the RAZR 40 Ultra as its latest flip-style foldable smartphone.

26 May 2023

Malware

Beware! This virus can steal your phone data, hack cameras

A new Android malware that has the potential to infect phones and steal sensitive data like call records, contacts, history, and cameras is reportedly spreading and attacking smartphones, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) said in its latest advisory.

26 May 2023

Apple

iPhone 15 will support Qi2 wireless charging: What it means

Apple's iPhone 15 line-up is said to go official in September.

26 May 2023

Motorola

Motorola Edge 40 v/s POCO F5: Which smartphone is better

The Motorola Edge 40 has been introduced in the Indian market for Rs. 29,999. At this price point, the handset takes on the POCO F5, which recently went on sale in the country.

22 May 2023

Samsung

Why Realme 10 is better than Samsung Galaxy A14 4G

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy A14, as its latest 4G smartphone in the Indian market. It targets price-conscious buyers seeking an entry-level phone with run-of-the-mill specifications.

22 May 2023

iQOO

iQOO Z7s goes official in India: Check price and features

iQOO has introduced another mid-range smartphone, iQOO Z7s, in the Indian market.

21 May 2023

OnePlus

OnePlus pushes OxygenOS 13.1 update for these smartphones: Check list

OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS 13.1 update based on Android 13, for the OnePlus 11, 11R, and several other models.

21 May 2023

Vivo

Best smartphones for college students under Rs. 30,000: Check list

A reliable smartphone can help accomplish many personal and academic tasks, whether you're a fresher or gearing up for another semester.

27 Apr 2023

Lifestyle

Smartphone explosions: Why phones explode, and how to prevent them 

In a recent tragic incident, an eight-year-old girl in Kerala passed away after a mobile phone exploded while she was watching videos.

30 Mar 2023

Lifestyle

Addicted to your smartphone? Here's how to break your addiction

At a time when hectic work schedules and complicated relationships are rampant, smartphones help people manage unpleasant moods and deal with negative emotions.

01 Mar 2023

Xiaomi

Redmi's 300W charging technology fuels phones in under 5 mins

Smartphone manufacturers worldwide are jumping on the fast-charging bandwagon.

27 Jan 2023

Health & Wellness

Excessive smartphone usage messes our brains. Don't ignore the science

Today, smartphones have become a one-stop solution for every problem in life.

20 Jan 2023

Lifestyle

Notice these signs? Your teenager could be an internet addict

Does your teen always fidget with their smartphones? Have they become restless or moody lately?