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The new Yureka Black seems to be the company's way of making a comeback in the mobile industry. YUs last two phones came in August 2016 in the form of the Yureka S and the Yunique Plus. Needless to say, the two phones didn't break any sales records, mainly due to the presence of other mid-ranged handsets in the market. We expect the Yureka Black to carry a price tag of under Rs 10,000 or lower when it is unveiled next week. Unfortunately, the company hasn't divulged any details regarding the pricing or precise availability. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phablet with 6.44-inch display launched in China OnePlus 3T is going off-sale, but not in India
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How many times have you seen claims of a smartphone with long battery life, only to be disappointed when, in real life, said smartphone barely lasts a day? Xiaomi's new Mi Max 2 phablet, however, might actually live up to its promise of two-day battery life. SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 6 brings Galaxy S8-level specs for half the price The 6.44-inch successor to last year's Mi Max (not to be confused with the nearly bezel-less Mi Mix , which also came out last year) looks to be a solid mid-range device, with a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, 12-megapixel camera, a fingerprint sensor on the back and a full-metal unibody. Read more... More about Smartphone , Xiaomi , Battery , and Tech
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If you can digest the lack of a headphone jack, at a price of Rs 11,999, the LeEco Le 2 seems to be a great value for money proposition. Also read : LeEco Le2 hands-on review 4/5 Lenovo Phab 2 Plus: Best Phablet under 15k The PHAB 2 Plus is powered by a Mediatek MT8783 oct-core processor, a Mali T720 GPU, a 4,050mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card of upto 128GB. The handset supports Dolby ATMOS and Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 for a stellar audio experience and comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. The distinguishing feature of the PHAB 2 Plus (apart from its humongous display of course) is the dual-camera setup at the back. The device comes with two 13MP cameras at the back with an aperture of f/2.0, laser auto-focus and phase detection auto-focus. This dual camera setup allows you to click a photo and then superimpose the subject on any background that you want.
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Lenovo has been making headlines from quite a while. The Chinese tech major along with Samsung has accounted for more than half of the 4G smartphone volumes in the fourth quarter of 2015 . Fast forward to 2016 and the company has already launched the budget Vibe K4 Note , which is giving a tough fight to other popular smartphones in the sub Rs 15,000 segment and then there is the A7000 Turbo , which is retailing at Rs 10,990. However, the company does not want to confine itself to the budget category only and is gradually delivering good performance oriented smartphones in the mid-segment as well. The company's Vibe series comprises of a number of handsets that caters to audience who desire a premium smartphone experience but at a pocket friendly price. Some of the popular phones by Lenovo in this segment include Vibe Shot , Vibe S1 , Vibe P1 , etc.
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But you dont have to spend $1,349 on the larger handset. Save yourself $210 by getting the silver model from Tandy (which is essentially now part of Kogans online shopping network) for $1,139. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (from $699): If you want a smartphone that has an edge over the others (yes, pun intended), then the Galaxy S7 Edge is still one heck of a phone, despite Samsungs latest flagship flooding the market. You can save plenty on this 32GB smartphone by getting it from junior telco Vaya for prices starting at $699 . Huawei Mate 9 ($769): This a phablet boasts a robust build, an impressive camera, powerful processor and great battery life. It also comes with a premium price tag of $999, but you can save $230 by getting it the gold model from Tandy for $769 . Samsung Fast Charging wireless stand ($69): Samsungs Fast Charge wireless pad outputs at up to 9 volts 1 amp, for 9W of power rather than the usual 5W.
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Xiaomi confirmed that it will unveil the Mi Max 2 phablet on May 25.
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T-Mobile has announced that LG's latest phablet, the G Stylo 3 Plus, is available on the network from today . The phablet is a Samsung Galaxy Note competitor of sorts, albeit at a much lower price point, as it sports a massive 5.7" display and also includes a stylus. T-Mobile doesn't readily offer up the entire spec sheet in its press release, which might be because the device is powered by an incredibly modest Snapdragon 435 processor and a paltry 2GB RAM. Read More The LG Stylo 3 Plus is now available at T-Mobile was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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The iPad Mini is likely going out with a whimper after being gobbled up by its slightly smaller cousin, the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple's smallest tablet will be discontinued, according to a report from BGR , citing a source "close to Apple." The Mini is a casualty of the company's move into the phablet market, as the source said fierce cannibalism of our own products led to the Mini being sized out of its own category" by the iPhone 7 Plus and its 5.5-inch screen. The 7 Plus, which has been a strong seller for Apple, is just 2.2 inches smaller than the Mini with a much better camera, making it to difficult for casual users to justify buying the tablet. Read more... More about Apple , Ipad , Wwdc , Ipad Pro , and Ipad Mini
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The iPhone 7 also has a 12MP rear camera, but an f/1.8 aperture, meaning less light can hit the image sensor which could mean it wont be as good for low-light photos as the HTC U11. We emphasize could though, as theres a lot more to it than that and in practice the iPhone 7 can take great photos at most light levels, and benefits from point-and-shoot simplicity. If youre more into selfies the HTC U11 could appeal for its 16MP front-facing snapper, which has more than double the megapixels of the iPhone 7s 7MP one, but then megapixels arent everything, and the iPhone 7s front-facing camera is capable of taking reasonably sharp shots. You can use the squeezable sides of the HTC U11 to launch the camera, and snap a selfie - which is handy if you're wearing gloves. HTC U11 vs iPhone 7: Takeaway Aside from the obvious operating system differences, the biggest difference between the iPhone 7 and HTC U11 is arguably the screen size, with the iPhone 7 being something of a compact phone compared to most, while the HTC U11 verges on phablet size.
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This fab phablet includes a fingerprint reader and expansion slot. And you can get a decent service plan for as little as $30 per month. Plus: Two bonus deals not to be missed!
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Samsung has confirmed it will soon release refurbished versions of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 - the phablet that caught fire in several cases last year - but certification for the new phone may prove a problem for Samsung. South Korea is rumored to be the first market the company will release the new Galaxy Note 7 in, but the latest report claims the company has yet to apply for certification from two Korean agencies. The company will need permission from the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards as well as the National Radio Research Agency to be able to release the device in South Korea. A representative for the National Radio Research Agency confirmed customer's safety will come first when it comes to certification. The representative told The Korea Herald , If Samsung makes such a request, we plan to examine and verify the safety of the device by putting users safety as the top priority.
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Though of course, by the time the Pixel 2 does launch in likely October the specs might feel a bit less cutting edge. Three of a kind The only other thing the benchmark reveals is that, as expected, the Pixel 2 runs Android O, but its worth highlighting the taimen codename of the phone, as thats rumored to be a large, phablet-sized handset (perhaps the Pixel 2 XXL?), which could land alongside the standard Pixel 2 (believed to be codenamed walleye), and the Pixel 2 XL (supposedly going by muskie). So the mention of taimen here is further evidence that a third phone is in fact in the works. Wed guess that all three handsets would pack similar internal specs though, with the main differences likely to be the screen and battery sizes, none of which are known yet. Before the Pixel 2 we could get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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While the HP Elite x3 packs impressive specs like a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 16MP camera, it still suffers from the lack of app support that still plagues Windows phone. However, die-hard Windows enthusiasts will love this phablet. Read the full review: HP Elite x3 IP67 dust and waterproof rating Waterproof up to 1m (3.3ft) for up to 30 minutes
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Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Huawei Mate 9 Huawei has lately been giving the big players a run for their money and the Chinese tech giant goes one step further with the Mate 9 phablet. And while it isn't the cheapest phone in the market, it's definitely cheaper than the flagships from Apple and Samsung; it's even cheaper than Google Pixel. A key selling point for this phone is that this is one of the world's first Daydream-ready phones, being set up with a strong processor to ensure it can run the apps and games it needs to. Another big selling point of the Huawei Mate 9 is its own Machine Learning Algorithm, which has been designed to keep your phone working faster over time: it adapts to the way you use your device and will prioritise the performance of features you use the most. Its also one of the most powerful phones around, so if youre a power user this is the perfect setup with 64GB of storage and microSD expansion up to 256GB.
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However, check out the higher-priced options here, as there are some good deals for very little extra. Total cost over 24 months is 916 View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | 125 upfront| Unlimited calls and texts | 7GB data | 35.99 per month Another EE deal in our 'top choices' for the month to continue the networks streak. You'll get a tasty amount of bytes for streaming video on the larger phablet screen, and while the phone will set you back a fairly large amount after that it's a flat and reasonable rate per month for a lot of data and unlimited everything else. It's a touch more expensive upfront this month, but still a tasty deal. Total cost over 24 months is 988.76 View this deal: at buymobiles.net iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | Free phone| Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | 42 per month This is definitely one the best iPhone 7 Plus deals for near-unlimited data right now, and the cost has dropped right down this month.
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A 2K screen would improve the VR experience on the OnePlus 4, as well as giving a boost to movies and gaming. All previous OnePlus flagships have a full HD display The rumored drop in size to 5.3 inches is more surprising. OnePlus only makes one or two phones a year and while there's no such thing as one size fits all the company is going to want to get close. Big phones are growing in popularity and it's done well with the 5.5-inch size point, so we'd be surprised if it really gets any smaller, but any bigger pushes it into phablet territory, which is a relatively niche market. We may see a move from AMOLED back to LCD though, as OnePlus is reportedly struggling to source enough AMOLED panels to keep up with OnePlus 3 demand. Then again, the first OnePlus 4 rumors point to AMOLED still. TechRadar's take: We reckon the OnePlus 4 will have a 5.
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But why do we need to push resolution above 1080p on such a small screen? Two letters: VR. Virtual Reality was big in 2016, even OnePlus has got in on the act launching the OnePlus 3 in VR (and the OnePlus 2 in 2015), but for the best experiences you need a high resolution display. A 2K screen would improve the VR experience on the OnePlus 4, as well as giving a boost to movies and gaming. All previous OnePlus flagships have a full HD display The rumored drop in size to 5.3 inches is more surprising. OnePlus only makes one or two phones a year and while there's no such thing as one size fits all the company is going to want to get close. Big phones are growing in popularity and it's done well with the 5.5-inch size point, so we'd be surprised if it really gets any smaller, but any bigger pushes it into phablet territory, which is a relatively niche market.
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The main bodywork is brushed aluminium with plastic sections at the top and bottom of the device an effort to cut corners, but one that many other manufacturers have resorted to. The use of metal predictably gives the Swift 2 a premium feel as well as some welcome heft in the hand; in terms of build quality, there's more positive news this is as solid feeling as you're likely to get from a low-cost Android smartphone, with no movement or creakiness under pressure. In terms of ergonomics, Wileyfox has scored another win here. The Swift 2 has gentle curves on the sides which allow the device to slip effortlessly into your palm, while the edges of the phone are angled slightly to increase grip. The fact that Wileyfox has avoided turning the Swift 2 into a phablet means it's easy to use with one hand not quite as easy as the likes of the iPhone SE , but still a damn sight more agreeable than many of the super-large Android phones currently hitting the market.
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Following on the local launch of its well-received Mate 9 phablet, Chinese phone-maker Huawei is returning to Australian shores on May 25 with the release of its latest flagship handsets, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus . Continuing its successful relationship with renowned camera company Leica, the P10 and P10 Plus will be Huaweis first ever phones to feature Leica-powered sensors on both the front and back on the phone. The selfie cameras have a F/1.9 aperture and 8MP resolution for high quality pictures in low light situations, while the primary cameras pack 12-megapixel RGB and 20-megapixel monochrome lenses. Improving on the camera setups featured on the Huawei Mate 9 and last year's P9, the new phones boast Dual-Camera 2.0 (with a special Pro version on the P10 Plus), which is said to incorporate all-new 3D facial recognition technology that will find faces and capture them quicker than ever before.
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The smaller, 'normal', model has got all the same smarts, but a slightly sharper screen thanks to packing the same amount of pixels into a smaller area. What it misses is the clever elements that Samsung's used on the Edge. The display curves further away into the sides of the phone than ever before, which means that even though you've got a phablet-sized display, the phone is as compact as possible. Place it side by side with the iPhone 7 Plus or 6S Plus and you'll see what I mean. The amount of bezel used above and below the display on Apple's phone is almost laughable, especially when you compare it to how tightly packed everything is on the S7 Edge and the Samsung has a much, much larger battery. The S7 Edge is shorter and narrower (150.9 x 72.6mm) than the 7 Plus and 6S Plus (158.2 x 77.9mm), even though both devices have the same 5.
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It's not uncommon for BLU to discount its phones for a day or two right after their releases, and the new R1 Plus's launch is proving to be no different. Following its unveiling yesterday, the Plus is now available from Amazon at a pretty substantial $50 discount. If you're in the market for a long-lasting phablet and don't need the latest specs and software, this may be worth taking a look at. Read More [Deal Alert] Get the new BLU R1 Plus for just $109.99 ($50 off) as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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The king of the phablet jungle is a powerful beast of a smartphone. Find out if you’re really taking full advantage of your feature-packed superphone, and teach it some new tricks with these handy Galaxy Note 4 tips. The post Lost in a sea of phablet features? Here are 15 tips to become a Galaxy Note 4 master appeared first on Digital Trends .