Smartphones

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.

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LG Poland's controversial video shows V60 can take upskirt shots

26 May 2020

LG Poland's controversial video shows V60 can take upskirt shots

In the race to promote their products, companies may end up making some blatant marketing errors.

Huawei Enjoy Z 5G, with MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset, launched

25 May 2020

Huawei Enjoy Z 5G, with MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset, launched

As an addition to its range of budget-friendly smartphones, Huawei has launched the Enjoy Z 5G in China.

Best Android smartphones you can buy with 12GB of RAM

24 May 2020

Best Android smartphones you can buy with 12GB of RAM

As more and more buyers gravitate towards powerful smartphones for gaming, entertainment, and other digital services, brands are also pushing the envelope by packing top-of-the-line hardware.

Ahead of May 26 launch, Redmi 10X listed for pre-bookings

21 May 2020

Ahead of May 26 launch, Redmi 10X listed for pre-bookings

Ahead of its launch on May 26, Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi 10X has been listed for pre-ordering on a Chinese e-retailer's website. As per the product page, it will come in Standard and 5G-ready Pioneer models.

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

11 May 2020

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.

Mi Commerce, Xiaomi's new e-commerce platform to boost sales

05 May 2020

Mi Commerce, Xiaomi's new e-commerce platform to boost sales

In a bid to boost sales in a market hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Xiaomi is launching a new e-commerce service called 'Mi Commerce'.

Xiaomi patents weird-looking smartphone with 'twisting display'

27 Apr 2020

Xiaomi patents weird-looking smartphone with 'twisting display'

Continuing the endeavor to get rid of notches and hole-punches, Xiaomi has patented a smartphone design that shows something you may have never seen before - a twisting display.

Finally, Apple launches new iPhone SE at Rs. 42,500

15 Apr 2020

Finally, Apple launches new iPhone SE at Rs. 42,500

After months of leaks and rumors, the affordable, second-generation 'iPhone SE' - which many called iPhone 9 - is finally here.

OPPO's Realme is launching a sub-brand called 'Narzo'

19 Mar 2020

OPPO's Realme is launching a sub-brand called 'Narzo'

In a bid to expand its footprint, Realme, the Chinese smartphone company owned by OPPO, has announced a new sub-brand called 'Narzo'.

Apple reportedly working on affordable 'iPhone 9 Plus' too

17 Mar 2020

Apple reportedly working on affordable 'iPhone 9 Plus' too

We already know about Apple's plan to launch an entry-level iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 model.

Your phone is dirtier than toilet-seat. Samsung has a solution

14 Mar 2020

Your phone is dirtier than toilet-seat. Samsung has a solution

Just as Google and Apple continue to take aggressive steps to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, Samsung is doing its own bit to prevent the disease from spreading.

Unihertz Atom XL: Modern Android smartphone made for rough use

10 Mar 2020

Unihertz Atom XL: Modern Android smartphone made for rough use

China-based Unihertz has launched a pocketable rugged smartphone that packs all the latest specs and is designed to survive rough use.

#Coronavirus: How to clean smartphone, which is dirtier than toilet-seat

07 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: How to clean smartphone, which is dirtier than toilet-seat

Our smartphones, that we use from our morning commute to dinner tables to sleep, carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. Evidently, cell phones are far dirtier than we think, and the more germs they collect, the more infections we are likely to contract.

Now, you can suggest new software features to OnePlus

06 Mar 2020

Now, you can suggest new software features to OnePlus

In a bid to improve its phones, OnePlus has launched a campaign calling the public to suggest new features for OxygenOS.

All Samsung Galaxy phones hit by mysterious notification

21 Feb 2020

All Samsung Galaxy phones hit by mysterious notification

Did you get a mysterious notification on your Samsung device? Well, you are not alone!

Confirmed: All these non-Pixel phones will get Google Stadia

19 Feb 2020

Confirmed: All these non-Pixel phones will get Google Stadia

Months after announcing Stadia, a dedicated platform for cloud gaming, Google has confirmed the list of phones that would get the service.

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

17 Feb 2020

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

From smartphones, smart speakers to other microphone-equipped gadgets, all such devices might be snooping on you without even your knowledge. But if you aren't willing to take any chances, there is a solution for you.

Xiaomi may launch a phone featuring a whopping 256MP camera

14 Jan 2020

Xiaomi may launch a phone featuring a whopping 256MP camera

Even though megapixels don't always guarantee better images, OEMs are racing to pump as many of them as possible into their devices.

This battery can keep your phone running for five days

06 Jan 2020

This battery can keep your phone running for five days

In a major development, scientists at Monash University have improved the efficiency of Lithium-sulfur batteries - significantly.

Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo teaming up to enable file-sharing without internet

02 Jan 2020

Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo teaming up to enable file-sharing without internet

Even years after the launch of Apple's AirDrop, Android users don't have a native solution to transfer files without using the internet.

#CBSE2020: Five mobile apps to prepare for Board Exams

01 Jan 2020

#CBSE2020: Five mobile apps to prepare for Board Exams

The CBSE Board Examinations are only a few months away and students of Classes 10 and 12 must now start preparing seriously to score well.

How to dispose of old electronics in a responsible way?

26 Dec 2019

How to dispose of old electronics in a responsible way?

As technology is advancing at a greater pace, new products, especially electronics, with enhanced features are getting launched almost every day.

Poco F2 likely to launch in 2020, company head teases

22 Dec 2019

Poco F2 likely to launch in 2020, company head teases

After going silent for more than a year, Poco, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, finally appears to be gearing up for a return.

Nokia 2.3 launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,199

18 Dec 2019

Nokia 2.3 launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,199

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched the budget friendly Nokia 2.3 smartphone in India at Rs. 8,199.

Redmi Note 8 Pro bricking for some people: Here's why

18 Dec 2019

Redmi Note 8 Pro bricking for some people: Here's why

A few weeks back, Xiaomi unveiled its super-impressive Redmi Note 8 Pro in the Indian market.

#FeatureDrop: Google announces fancy new capabilities for Pixel phones

10 Dec 2019

#FeatureDrop: Google announces fancy new capabilities for Pixel phones

After doing an excellent job at updating Pixels from time to time, Google is striving towards releasing new features rather regularly.

Apple is planning to launch its cheapest iPhone till date

09 Dec 2019

Apple is planning to launch its cheapest iPhone till date

After launching iPhone 8, Apple jumped straight to iPhone X and then to the newer models.

Realme India CEO caught tweeting from an iPhone

18 Nov 2019

Realme India CEO caught tweeting from an iPhone

Thanks to an amazingly affordable line of smartphones, Chinese company Realme has caught on well in the Indian market.

#TechBytes: Five mobile apps to use for improving memory

12 Nov 2019

#TechBytes: Five mobile apps to use for improving memory

Smartphones and mobile apps have changed pretty much everything we do today, including improving memory and productivity.

Vivo S5 teased with punch hole design, quad rear cameras

10 Nov 2019

Vivo S5 teased with punch hole design, quad rear cameras

Vivo is gearing up to launch a new premium smartphone, the Vivo S5, in China on November 14.

Apple AirPods Pro with Android phone: Good, bad and ugly

09 Nov 2019

Apple AirPods Pro with Android phone: Good, bad and ugly

With features like active noise cancellation, adaptive music equalizer, high-quality sound output, and great battery life, the Apple AirPods Pro is surely one of the best wireless earbuds you can buy today.

14-year-old girl dies after phone explodes on pillow: Details here

01 Oct 2019

14-year-old girl dies after phone explodes on pillow: Details here

In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl from Bastobe, Kazakhstan, died due to a phone explosion.

Soon, your smartphone could be charged 'in the air'

02 Sep 2019

Soon, your smartphone could be charged 'in the air'

Wireless charging has been around for a long while, giving users the ability to power up their phones on the go.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Apple's Indian store, iPhone launch, OnePlus 7T, and more

01 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Apple's Indian store, iPhone launch, OnePlus 7T, and more

The world of technology progresses so quickly that it may be difficult to keep up with everything that's going on - new phones, bugs, leaks, et al.

Apple iPhones likely to get new names this year

15 Aug 2019

Apple iPhones likely to get new names this year

In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation of iPhones with some breathtaking features and, probably, a redesigned camera module.

How to block distracting apps for some time, stay focused

12 Aug 2019

How to block distracting apps for some time, stay focused

No matter how much you try, there's no escaping the smartphone, not in today's world.

From Note 10 to Galaxy Book, everything Samsung announced

08 Aug 2019

From Note 10 to Galaxy Book, everything Samsung announced

A few hours ago, Samsung held its Galaxy Unpacked event in Brooklyn and unveiled a plethora of products, including Galaxy Note 10, its latest flagship.

Soon, Twitter will let you snooze push notifications, stay focused

08 Aug 2019

Soon, Twitter will let you snooze push notifications, stay focused

After releasing a revamped desktop site, Twitter is working on a handy new feature for its mobile app - the ability to snooze notifications.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Flipkart National Shopping Days sale: Top deals on best-selling mobiles

07 Aug 2019

Flipkart National Shopping Days sale: Top deals on best-selling mobiles

Taking on Amazon's Freedom Sale, Flipkart has announced its National Shopping Days sale from August 8.