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Xiaomi Redmi 5A 3GB RAM variant now can be purchased via offline stores for $116 in India





Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi announced it’s Redmi 5A in India a few weeks back. Initially, both the 16GB and 32GB variants were sold online exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com. However now, you can purchase the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option from the offline retail outlets in the country. The 16GB model costs $77, while the 32GB variant retails for $116. The smartphone is the successor to the company’s Redmi 4A, which is undoubtedly made to compete with the handsets like Galaxy J2, Moto C, Bharat 5, and 10.or D in the country.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Specifications

Speaking about the specifications of Redmi 5A, it sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 × 720 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. It comes in two storage options which include: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and the other packs 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. On the software front, the handset runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box with Xiaomi’s MIUI customisation.


The Redmi 5A equips a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. The rear shooter is accompanied by a LED flash, and it has a PDAF, HDR, Burst mode, Face recognition and 1080p video recording. On the other hand at the front, the device features a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. The phone measures 140.44 × 70.14 × 8.35mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at around 137 grams. The whole package gets the power of a non-removable 3000mAh battery.

Connectivity-wise you do get an option of dual SIM, 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and a 3.5mm audio port. It also has an IR blaster which lets you adjust the settings of your gadgets and appliances at your home. The smartphone comes in three colour options – Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold.

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LG V30 Signature Edition announced with 6-inch QHD+ OLED display and 6GB RAM





LG has announced it’s the latest smartphone, the “LG V30 Signature Edition smartphone” exclusively for the Korean market. The handset, however, retains all the specifications of the earlier announced LG V30 which is now offering a zirconium ceramic back cover preventing it from all the scratches. The Signature Edition is indeed the premium one considering it resembles, as well it’s pricing, which is said to be around $1800. LG also claims that it will sell only 300 models of the phone which will start selling later this month. Additionally, the brand also has promised to provide a wired and wireless pair of B&O headphones along with this large package.


Describing the specs of the LG V30 Signature Edition further, it sports a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset which packs in 6GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based MG UX 6.0+ out-of-the-box and also offers a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Significantly the handset is IP68 water and dust resistant certified, and it also has got a 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC and a Wireless charging support.

On the camera front, you do get a 16-megapixel + 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras with an OIS, EIS and PDAF. At the front, the selfie shooter is of 5-megapixel which has gained a f/2.2 aperture lens. Connectivity-wise it is offering a Dual-SIM support along with 4G VoLTE, WI-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a headphone jack.

LG V30 Signature Edition Specs:

  • 6-inch QHD+ OLED display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with Adreno 540 GPU
  • Android 8.0 Oreo-based LG UX 6.0+ UI
  • 6GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
  • 16-megapixel + 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.6 & f/1.9 aperture lens, dual-tone LED flash, OIS, EIS, PDAF
  • 5-megapixel front selfie shooter, f/2.2 aperture
  • Wireless charging, 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, fingerprint sensor
  • Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS & NFC
  • 3300mAh battery with fast charging support
  • Black & White colour options

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Honor 9i Debuts in India: 5.9-inch FHD+ FullView Display, and 4GB RAM

Huawei’s subsidiary brand Honor today launched the Honor 9i, the company’s latest smartphone in India. The device was initially introduced as Maimang 6 in China and Honor 2i in Malasia a few days back. The essential highlights of the device include its FullView display, dual rear and front cameras and Kirin 659 chipset.

Speaking about the specifications of the smartphone in-depth, it sports a 5.9-inch Full HD+ FullView display with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Underneath it is powered by octa-core Kirin 659 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone has got a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and it runs Android 7.1 Nougat based EMUI 5.1.

In terms of imaging as mentioned above, there are four cameras in action. At its rear, there is a 16MP primary camera and a 2MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash, whereas at its front there is a 13MP camera + 2MP camera accompanied with a soft LED flash. Connectivity wise you do get a Hybrid Dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio jack. The whole package is loaded by 3340mAh battery.

The Honor 9i comes in Aurora Blue, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold colour option which is priced at $ 276 (Rs. 17,999). The phone will be exclusively available from Flipkart starting from October 4th in India.

[Via: Fonearena]

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Honor 9i Debuts in India: 5.9-inch FHD+ FullView Display, and 4GB RAM





Huawei’s subsidiary brand Honor today launched the Honor 9i, the company’s latest smartphone in India. The device was initially introduced as Maimang 6 in China and Honor 2i in Malasia a few days back. The essential highlights of the device include its FullView display, dual rear and front cameras and Kirin 659 chipset.

Speaking about the specifications of the smartphone in-depth, it sports a 5.9-inch Full HD+ FullView display with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Underneath it is powered by octa-core Kirin 659 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone has got a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and it runs Android 7.1 Nougat based EMUI 5.1.


In terms of imaging as mentioned above, there are four cameras in action. At its rear, there is a 16MP primary camera and a 2MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash, whereas at its front there is a 13MP camera + 2MP camera accompanied with a soft LED flash. Connectivity wise you do get a Hybrid Dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio jack. The whole package is loaded by 3340mAh battery.

The Honor 9i comes in Aurora Blue, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold colour option which is priced at $ 276 (Rs. 17,999). The phone will be exclusively available from Flipkart starting from October 4th in India.

[Via: Fonearena]

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Google Home Max adds more BOOM to your Room





Google is betting big this year on their Home line up. They announced the Google Home Mini today which compacts the Google Home experience into a smaller package with a smaller price tag. Essentially helping everyone get total home coverage for a fraction of the cost. Along with the Home Mini, Google went big, really big, with the announcement of the new Google Home Max.

As the name would suggest, this is the big dog for the living room, bedroom or back deck. The Google Home Max measures in at 13.2 inches x 7.4 inches x 6.0 inches. Inside its acoustically transparent fabric covered poly-carbonate housing you will find two 4.5 inch high-excursion dual voice-coil woofers and two 0.7 inch custom tweeters.


Just like all other Google Home products, this one caters to your OK Google command and can control other things in your home as well. They packed some smart features into this one too. It carries with an ambient light sensor and orientation sensor. The later of the two is what helps the Home Max adjust its sound based on its surroundings and music style you are listening to at the time.  The unit connects traditionally through your Wi-Fi and the companion Google Home app, but also supports Bluetooth pairing and offers up a AUX jack as well.

The big brother of the line comes at you with a fairly respectable price tag of $399 and is available for order today through there Google Store. However, it appears the Google Home Max is already being waitlisted. Those of you that do pick it up will be granted 12 months of YouTube Red for free which equates to a $120 value. I know you are familiar with YouTube Red, but for those who aren’t, it is the subscription service that gives you ad-free YouTube viewing. It also gives you Red originals (original YouTube only content) and access to Google Play Music ad-free.

Which new Home product are you more likely to pick up? The Home Mini seems like the most logical choice for total coverage, but the Max certainly does help bring bigger sound to larger rooms.

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Google Home Max adds more BOOM to your Room

Google is betting big this year on their Home line up. They announced the Google Home Mini today which compacts the Google Home experience into a smaller package with a smaller price tag. Essentially helping everyone get total home coverage for a fraction of the cost. Along with the Home Mini, Google went big, really big, with the announcement of the new Google Home Max.

As the name would suggest, this is the big dog for the living room, bedroom or back deck. The Google Home Max measures in at 13.2 inches x 7.4 inches x 6.0 inches. Inside its acoustically transparent fabric covered poly-carbonate housing you will find two 4.5 inch high-excursion dual voice-coil woofers and two 0.7 inch custom tweeters.

Just like all other Google Home products, this one caters to your OK Google command and can control other things in your home as well. They packed some smart features into this one too. It carries with an ambient light sensor and orientation sensor. The later of the two is what helps the Home Max adjust its sound based on its surroundings and music style you are listening to at the time.  The unit connects traditionally through your Wi-Fi and the companion Google Home app, but also supports Bluetooth pairing and offers up a AUX jack as well.

The big brother of the line comes at you with a fairly respectable price tag of $399 and is available for order today through there Google Store. However, it appears the Google Home Max is already being waitlisted. Those of you that do pick it up will be granted 12 months of YouTube Red for free which equates to a $120 value. I know you are familiar with YouTube Red, but for those who aren’t, it is the subscription service that gives you ad-free YouTube viewing. It also gives you Red originals (original YouTube only content) and access to Google Play Music ad-free.

Which new Home product are you more likely to pick up? The Home Mini seems like the most logical choice for total coverage, but the Max certainly does help bring bigger sound to larger rooms.

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Apple 2017: What We Have Seen so Far and What is Still on its Way





So got the iPhone 8? Finally connected to 3g on your Apple Watch? We have the rundown on all that is and all that will be from Apple in the last part of the year.

Headlining, of course, the big news of the year was the iPhone 8 and 8+ the newest member of the iPhone lineup.

The iPhone 8 was the next best thing for apple. With a dual camera on the 8+ better features, stronger glass, and faster processors than any phone currently on the market, apple has made a real statement of product stability and confidence. The Dual Camera was the real pick up, it’s performance has outshone almost any other camera, of any flagship, to date.

It was also released with the news of it’s unreleased big brother the iPhone X. With a rounded edge screen, almost bezel-less, and noticible camera and sensor notch taken out of the top of the device Apple is sure to have a winner with this device.

With it’s super retina display, at a resolution of 2436×1135 it the highest resolution screen in a iPhone yet. It, like the 8s, will have a reenforced glass body, wireless Qi charging, and wired fast charging. It has the same a11 bionic chip and will support the new Apple Augmented reality engine, designed to provide realistic lighting and shadows to augmented content.

The new iOS 11 comes standard and brings all of the newest features to the tips of your fingers. The changes for iPhones are minimal, mainly focusing on the camera, notifications and keyboard. iPads have been completely overhauled, with things like multitasking, drag and drop, and the new Apple Pencil you can now easily do more at once, in an instant.

Speaking of things happening in an instant, that is what the new Apple Watch 3 was made to help you do, things in an instant with out the hassle of keeping your phone on you. Now with Cellular connectivity, the Apple watch give you access to Apple music, notifications, and even calls, all without your phone.


With a redesigned look and analog watch faces that could almost pass for a mechanical watch. It features GPS a and an altimeter to take workout tracking to the next level. Its also pool and Ocean Ready meaning you can talk to Mom while you make dinner and more. This a big step for Apple, with new bands, from major manufacturers, new ways to listen to your music and new ways to keep in touch Apple is really pushing the competition in the smart watch arena.

Moving on to other smart devices apple has also released the new Apple TV 4K HDR. That HDR means High Dynamic Ratio, it delivers a wider color range, darker darks and whiter whites.

It upscales and delivers a seamless Siri connected watching experience. You speak, through the new remote, and Siri delivers, making binge watching as easy as saying ‘Siri play the next episode’ it comes in 32 and 64GB variants, the later of which will set you back a cool $200usd.

And that leaves us with the product yet to be released, introducing, the HomePod. It’s a Siri based combatant for the Amazon Alexa platform and Google home. It allows you to control all of your automated systems, and thanks to airplay 2, use multiple speakers at once.

Using a six microphone array and seven tweeters, as well as high output subwoofer, the HomePod delivers bright brilliant sound, and it’s spatially aware. It maps the room your are in and adjusts the sound to fill the space you are enjoying.

And when you place two HomePods in the same room they automatically recognize each other and adjust to compemsate for their own placements to deliver superior stereo audio, literally, shaped to your space.

In accessories worth mentioning, that take advantage of apples new Incorporated technologies is Parker, the augmented reality teady bear. With no batteries, no wires and no wifi, all you need is Parker and your iPad or iPhone and watch Parker come to life, in interactive experiences that bring this bear to life like no other.

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Apple 2017: What We Have Seen so Far and What is Still on its Way

So got the iPhone 8? Finally connected to 3g on your Apple Watch? We have the rundown on all that is and all that will be from Apple in the last part of the year.

Headlining, of course, the big news of the year was the iPhone 8 and 8+ the newest member of the iPhone lineup.

The iPhone 8 was the next best thing for apple. With a dual camera on the 8+ better features, stronger glass, and faster processors than any phone currently on the market, apple has made a real statement of product stability and confidence. The Dual Camera was the real pick up, it’s performance has outshone almost any other camera, of any flagship, to date.

It was also released with the news of it’s unreleased big brother the iPhone X. With a rounded edge screen, almost bezel-less, and noticible camera and sensor notch taken out of the top of the device Apple is sure to have a winner with this device.

With it’s super retina display, at a resolution of 2436×1135 it the highest resolution screen in a iPhone yet. It, like the 8s, will have a reenforced glass body, wireless Qi charging, and wired fast charging. It has the same a11 bionic chip and will support the new Apple Augmented reality engine, designed to provide realistic lighting and shadows to augmented content.

The new iOS 11 comes standard and brings all of the newest features to the tips of your fingers. The changes for iPhones are minimal, mainly focusing on the camera, notifications and keyboard. iPads have been completely overhauled, with things like multitasking, drag and drop, and the new Apple Pencil you can now easily do more at once, in an instant.

Speaking of things happening in an instant, that is what the new Apple Watch 3 was made to help you do, things in an instant with out the hassle of keeping your phone on you. Now with Cellular connectivity, the Apple watch give you access to Apple music, notifications, and even calls, all without your phone.

With a redesigned look and analog watch faces that could almost pass for a mechanical watch. It features GPS a and an altimeter to take workout tracking to the next level. Its also pool and Ocean Ready meaning you can talk to Mom while you make dinner and more. This a big step for Apple, with new bands, from major manufacturers, new ways to listen to your music and new ways to keep in touch Apple is really pushing the competition in the smart watch arena.

Moving on to other smart devices apple has also released the new Apple TV 4K HDR. That HDR means High Dynamic Ratio, it delivers a wider color range, darker darks and whiter whites.

It upscales and delivers a seamless Siri connected watching experience. You speak, through the new remote, and Siri delivers, making binge watching as easy as saying ‘Siri play the next episode’ it comes in 32 and 64GB variants, the later of which will set you back a cool $200usd.

And that leaves us with the product yet to be released, introducing, the HomePod. It’s a Siri based combatant for the Amazon Alexa platform and Google home. It allows you to control all of your automated systems, and thanks to airplay 2, use multiple speakers at once.

Using a six microphone array and seven tweeters, as well as high output subwoofer, the HomePod delivers bright brilliant sound, and it’s spatially aware. It maps the room your are in and adjusts the sound to fill the space you are enjoying.

And when you place two HomePods in the same room they automatically recognize each other and adjust to compemsate for their own placements to deliver superior stereo audio, literally, shaped to your space.

In accessories worth mentioning, that take advantage of apples new Incorporated technologies is Parker, the augmented reality teady bear. With no batteries, no wires and no wifi, all you need is Parker and your iPad or iPhone and watch Parker come to life, in interactive experiences that bring this bear to life like no other.

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October 4th Google Event Preview and The New Hardware Coming Our Way





A whole slew of Devices from Google are being released tomorrow and we have the low down, on what’s coming up, in the big drop.

Lets start with the blunderful leak and device preview Walmart gave us today when it accidentally released the item page for the new Google Home Mini, it looks to be a 4″, Puck style, Google Assistant device with a sale price of just $49 dollars. According to the page though, if you purchase it through the Google Express payment serivce, you get $25 dollars off meaning you can have Google add Pink Fuzzy Bunny Slippers to your Google Keep shopping list for only $24 bucks. The site also points toward a Oct 13 shipdate.

There are also rumors of a Google Home Max device that may be launching as well but details are so scarce that they cannot be confirmed. As to what the device is, we can speculate to say it’s going to be a direct competitor for Apple’s new HomePod. Details do point to release before the end of the ear for both devices, so to release it tomorrow, and be ahead of the curve, would make sense.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL also will be anounced they are the new pair of Google flagship hard ware made by HTC and LG respectively.


The Pixel 2 will have a 5″ screen with a 1920×1080 screen resolution while the XL variant will feature a 6″ screen with smaller bezzle and QHD resolution. Both are expected to run Android Oreo out of the box and have a Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4Gb of RAM. It will have your expected 12MP Camera, and work on Verizon’s LTEPlus network. all the hardware is set in a metal frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front.

The next big device is a new Daydream VR headset not many detail are available other than to say the devices will come cloth wrapped with multiple colors available and feature a control device similar to the recent iteration of the Gear VR by Samsung.

We will also see the flagship of the newest line of Google made Chromebooks with the Pixel book. Roumors give it a $1000usd pricetag with a stylus pen device available for an additional $99. Obviously not aimed at your average consumers, the Pixel book is bound to be a great tool for developers looking to expand upon the Chrome platform.

Will this be the full list or will Google have some surprises in-store for fanboys everywhere? To find out, join us for our Live Blog Coverage starting at 12 Noon Eastern standard Time, along with the event.

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October 4th Google Event Preview and The New Hardware Coming Our Way

A whole slew of Devices from Google are being released tomorrow and we have the low down, on what’s coming up, in the big drop.

Lets start with the blunderful leak and device preview Walmart gave us today when it accidentally released the item page for the new Google Home Mini, it looks to be a 4″, Puck style, Google Assistant device with a sale price of just $49 dollars. According to the page though, if you purchase it through the Google Express payment serivce, you get $25 dollars off meaning you can have Google add Pink Fuzzy Bunny Slippers to your Google Keep shopping list for only $24 bucks. The site also points toward a Oct 13 shipdate.

There are also rumors of a Google Home Max device that may be launching as well but details are so scarce that they cannot be confirmed. As to what the device is, we can speculate to say it’s going to be a direct competitor for Apple’s new HomePod. Details do point to release before the end of the ear for both devices, so to release it tomorrow, and be ahead of the curve, would make sense.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL also will be anounced they are the new pair of Google flagship hard ware made by HTC and LG respectively.

The Pixel 2 will have a 5″ screen with a 1920×1080 screen resolution while the XL variant will feature a 6″ screen with smaller bezzle and QHD resolution. Both are expected to run Android Oreo out of the box and have a Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4Gb of RAM. It will have your expected 12MP Camera, and work on Verizon’s LTEPlus network. all the hardware is set in a metal frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front.

The next big device is a new Daydream VR headset not many detail are available other than to say the devices will come cloth wrapped with multiple colors available and feature a control device similar to the recent iteration of the Gear VR by Samsung.

We will also see the flagship of the newest line of Google made Chromebooks with the Pixel book. Roumors give it a $1000usd pricetag with a stylus pen device available for an additional $99. Obviously not aimed at your average consumers, the Pixel book is bound to be a great tool for developers looking to expand upon the Chrome platform.

Will this be the full list or will Google have some surprises in-store for fanboys everywhere? To find out, join us for our Live Blog Coverage, starting at 12 Noon Eastern standard Time, along with the event.

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