Friday, 23 February 2018

Google will launch $50 smartphones at MWC 2018

Android Oreo (Go edition): A Google Project

 
 Earlier this year Google announced it's new program Android Oreo (Go edition) in which the company will launch smartphones with a highly customized version of Android Oreo which can support phones with less capable hardware. And now Google has revealed that the first smartphone based on Android Oreo (Go edition) will be announced at MWC 2018.

 
 Except this Google hasn't revealed anything else. The OS for these smartphones will be a highly optimized version of Android Oreo. The phone will support the default basic apps which comes with the smartphone. Also there will be highly optimized version of Play Store which will have apps supporting this OS.

 
The main motive of Google behind this project is to increase the use of smartphones. Also company wants that even the most affordable phones should have good performance with Android Oreo. The phone will also have more storage as the Operating System is very lite and it takes very less amount of storage. Also the apps are developed so lite that they takes less storage and the performance will be good.


There are many new apps like YouTube Go and Files Go which have already been developed for this OS. Also there is a special assistant known as Google Assistant Go for this OS. Also many developers are working to build apps for the phones running on this OS. Also there is a new feature known as Find My Device in this phone which is a built in feature by which you can it track down, set a passcode or clean all the data from the phone just by signing into your Google account. Also there will be regular scans of apps on your phone so that apps don't waste data of your phone.

And lastly the price, the price of these smartphones will be less than $50 which is quite less. This initiative from Google is very good as it will help many people who can't afford to buy a smartphone to get Android experience. These phones are basically aimed at poor countries like India so that each and every person in the country can use smartphones.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know So Far

Samsung Galaxy S9
 
 
We are just four days away from the official announcement of Samsung's Next flagship phone that is Samsung Galaxy S9, so here are some of the rumors of the device. Samsung will launch it's new flagship on 25th February at MWC 2018. Firstly there will be two versions of the phone just like S8 and S8+ that are Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. The S9+ will be bigger in size as evident for it's name.
 
 
Both the phones will be having super  AMOLED displays which will have 2K resolution. Both will be having the same infinity  display just like Samsung S8 and S8+. Samsung Galaxy S9 will have the screen size of 5.8" while that of S9+ will have 6.2". Both the phones will be having the same glass and metal design as that of S8 but this time the camera and fingerprint sensor will be in the vertical position by making the fingerprint sensor easier to reach unlike S8 and S8+ which have fingerprint scanner at awkward position.
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which is the new powerful chip from Qualcomm this year. This model will only be available in US while the global version will be powered by Exynos 9810 chipset which is Samsung's self built chip for it's flagship phone this year. Both these chips are based on octa core processors but cores of Exynos chip are cloaked at 2.9 GHz each while that of Snapdragon's one are cloaked at 2.6GHz each.
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S9 will be having a single rear camera setup with a 12MP sensor. But we can vary the aperture of this camera from f/1.5 to f/2.4. So this will be the first phone to have a variable aperture in the camera. This will actually help in capturing good photos in different lightening conditions. Samsung Galaxy S9+ will have dual camera setup with one sensor same as S9 while other sensor is a 12MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S9 will be having 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while S9+ will have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of RAM. Also there will be SD card slot along with the cloud storage of 400GB. Samsung Galaxy S9 will have 3000mah battery and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will have 3500mah battery. The power consumption will also reduce due to power efficient chips.
 
And lastly these are just rumors which can be true as well as false. But all things will be clear on 25th February at Samsung's MWC event. And one thing more, prices of these new flagship phones from Samsung will also be higher than the previous one.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Display Resolution Explained

Display Resolution
 
 
All must have heard about 720p, 1080p, 2K when we see the configuration of the displays. So today in this article we are going to discuss about resolution of displays. So what does it mean by 720p display or 1080p display. This actually tells us the resolution of the displays.
 
The 720p means that this display has a resolution of 1280*720. It means that the screen is having 1280 pixels in the horizontal and 720 pixels in the vertical side. And now you must be wandering what does it mean by pixel? The pixel is the smallest unit of the picture on the display just like cell which is the basic unit of our body.
 
 
So more the pixels, better will be the picture quality. The 1080p display has a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels which means that 1920 pixels on the horizontal side and 1080 pixels on the vertical side. So clearly 1080p display will have much better picture quality as it is having more pixels on the same screen.
 
Also you must have heard the word PPI which stands for pixel per inch, that means number of pixels available per inch on the display. We can also consider PPI to be pixel density. So 720p displays have less ppi than that of 1080p displays. That's why 1080p displays are better than 720p displays.
 
 
We also hear the term aspect ratio, but what does this mean? Aspect ratio is just the ratio of the pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the display. For example aspect ratio of 720p displays will be the ratio of 1280:720 which actually equals to 16:9. But generally we use term 16:9 instead of 1280:720.
 
 These days smartphone brands are preferring the new aspect ratio for their smartphones that is 18:9 which actually increase the pixel count on the screen thus making the bezels smaller. Many of the flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Google Pixel XL, Apple iPhone X have this kind of display.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

LG's next flagship to be announced in June

LG's Next Flagship to be announced in June
 
 
Last year LG launched LG G6 at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona. So you must be expecting LG to launch it's next G series smartphone at MWC 2018. But that is not going to happen, LG has already announced that it won't launch it's next new flagship at MWC 2018. LG will launch an upgraded version of LG V30 in it's event at MWC 2018. There will be some AI based changes in the smartphone.
 
Instead of launching it's next flagship phone at MWC, the company will launch it in June. So we got some of the rumors of the smartphones which we will list out today.
 
Firstly the name of the smartphone. The phone will not be called LG G7, so LG is changing the name of it's G series smartphones. The phone will be powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 chipset which will be the next strongest chip from Qualcomm this year.
 
The size of the screen will be 6.1". The aspect ratio of the screen will be 18:9 same as that of LG G6 and LG V30. The display type will be a MLCD+ which is a new one from LG. Also this display will consume less power as compared to IPS LCD panels.
 
There will be two memory configurations that are 4/64GB and 6/128 or 256GB. The phone will be having a dual rear camera setup with both 16MP f/1.6 lenses. The phone will be dust and water resistant with IP68 rating. The phone in also rumored to have stereo speakers which will give better sound output. Also there will be AI support and wireless charging.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Redmi Note 5 pro: The best Phone in $200 segment

Redmi Note 5 pro launched in India

 
 Finally our wait came to an end on Wednesday when finally Xiaomi launched it's best ever Redmi Note smartphone in India. This new phone is known as Redmi Note 5 pro. We have heard a lot about the Redmi Note series which is very well known for it's best mid range smartphones. Every year Xiaomi launches a smartphone in it's Redmi Note series and it always become the best seller in it's price segment here in India.
 
And now it's turn for the Redmi Note 5 pro. India is the first country to get Redmi Note 5 pro even earlier from China. Xiaomi actually launched two smartphones here in India on the occasion of Valentines day that is 14th February which are Redmi Note 5 And Redmi Note 5 pro. Redmi Note 5 is same as Redmi 5 plus earlier launched in China but Redmi Note 5 pro has better cameras and processor. So let's see whether Redmi Note 5 pro is worth it's price or not. 
 
Specifications

 
 
Size: 5.99"
Display: IPS LCD Type display 18:9 aspect ratio
Resolution: 1080*2160 pixels
Weight: 181 grams
Chipset: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset
GPU: Adreno 509
OS: MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2
SIM: Hybrid SIM
3.5 mm jack: Yes
USB: micro USB v2.0
Battery: Non Removable 4000mah battery
Camera:
Primary: Dual 12MP(f/2.2) + 5MP(f/2.0), phase detection autofocus, LED flash, EIS
Video: 1080p@ 30fps
Secondary: 20MP f/2.2, LED flash, 1080p
Card slot: Yes
Memory: 6GB+64GB and 4GB+64GB
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity
 
Design


Xiaomi has changed the design of the device from it's last series. Now it comes with the new bezelless display with 18:9 aspect ratio.  So it makes the display of the phone a lot better. The size of the display is 6 inch but the size of the phone is approximately same as the previous version due to this bezel less screen. The resolution of the display is Full HD and display is an IPS LCD type. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass but the version is unspecified.
 
 From behind the phone looks similar to that of Redmi Note 4 with metallic unibody design. But now the curve is slightly different, it is designed to easily fit in one hand. The design of the Redmi Note 5 pro is really good. The phone feels really solid in hand. And also the bezel less display gives it a more better look. There is no cross cutting from Xiaomi in the design department.
 
Performance

 
 Redmi Note 5 pro is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 636 chipset. This chipset is based on an octa core processor with each core cloaked at 1.8GHz each. Each of this core is Kryo 260 core which is based on ARM cortex A-73 platform. Earlier these Kryo cores are present in Qualcomm's snapdragon 820 and 835 chipsets which are flagship chips from the company. And we already know the Superfast performance of these chips. So the performance of Qualcomm's snapdragon 636 will also be great. For good graphics this phone is powered by Adreno 509 GPU. So there won't be any issue while playing heavy games. Snapdragon 636 is built on 14nm architecture so there won't be any heating issues and the battery life of the smartphone will also be good.

Camera


The camera is the most interesting part of Redmi Note 5 pro. Redmi Note 5 pro is having the dual camera setup on the primary side. This is the first Redmi phone to have a dual camera setup. Redmi Note 5 pro is having 12MP f/2.2 + 5MP f/2.0 camera setup. The first sensor is the normal one while the other sensor is for depth effects in the background. The extra sensor will help in getting some amazing shots by blurring the background and focusing on the main object just like DSLR. Also it will help in improving the photography in low light. This time Redmi Note 5 pro is also having Electronic Image Stabilization which will improve the image quality and also increase the stability of video. We can record upto 1080p with it's camera. The device is also having an impressive front camera with a 20MP f/2.2 camera senor. The front camera is also supported by a LED flash which will help in taking good selfies in low light. Also secondary camera is having a portrait mode which will blur the background and keeps the main person in focus. Every time customers complain about the photography of Redmi Note series phones in low light, but this time there will be considerable difference in the photo quality as seen from the hardware department of camera of Redmi Note 5 pro.

Also Xiaomi is touting a lot about it's new feature present on Redmi Note 5 pro's camera that is Beautify 4.0. This feature is mainly developed for the faces to look better. This will smoothen down the faces of the person by reducing any marks or pimples from the face of the person.

Operating System


Redmi Note 5 pro is powered by MIUI 9 which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. So you will get all the features present on Android Nougat. Also Xiaomi is claiming that the battery life and performance will be improved due to specially optimized UI for Redmi Note 5.

Unlocking


For unlocking the device there are many ways by drawing a pattern/Pin or by fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint is present at the back of device just like Redmi Note 4. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive. Now let's talk about a new unlocking feature, Xiaomi has included face unlock also in Redmi Note 5 pro. So now you can unlock your phone just by looking at the phone. This face unlock uses the front camera to recognize the face. Also many other devices of Xiaomi will get this face unlock with future OTA updates.

Battery

Redmi Note 5 pro is having a 4000 mah non removable battery. The battery life of the device will be really good due to two reasons. First one is this massive 4000 mah battery and second is that Snapdragon 636 is built on 14nm architecture which is highly power efficient. So battery life of Redmi Note 5 pro will be great just like Redmi Note 4. This device also supports fast charging.

Memory and RAM


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro comes in two memory configurations 64GB+6GB and 64GB+4GB. The RAM is LPDDR4X RAM which is also power efficient. So it also helps in improving the battery life. I will be more happy if Xiaomi has powered 6GB RAM model with 128GB memory configuration but 64GB memory is also not less.

Pricing

Now let's see the pricing of Redmi Note 5 pro. The phone with 6GB RAM is priced at $270 or 17000 INR and the phone with 4GB RAM is priced at $220 or 14000 INR. The phone will be sold via flipkart where you have buy it in flash sale. The first flash sale will held on 22nd February.
 


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro about to launch in India

Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5
 
 
We are just one day away from the launch of Xioami's next smartphone in India. Xiaomi is holding an event in India on 14th February that is tomorrow for the launch of it's next smartphone in the country. The company hasn't revealed yet which smartphone it will launch on the day. But it has given some hints about the smartphone launching tomorrow. The phone will be the 5th smartphone in it's series. So it can be of Redmi 5 series or it can also be of Redmi Note series.
 
 
Xiaomi has already launched Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus in China which are among the cheapest phones to offer new 18:9 aspect ratio display. But the company hasn't launched them in India. So it is still a mystery which phone to be launched on 14th February.
 
But today we got a strong rumor that the company will launch Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 pro in the country because today all the specs of the two phones leaked in a report. So there is strong probability that both of these phones will get launched tomorrow.
 
 
Redmi Note 5 will be same as that of Redmi 5 Plus. Redmi Note 5 will have a 6" screen and Snapdragon 625 chipset. It will have each  as that of Redmi 5 Plus which has already been launched in China. It will be having exactly the same weight and same dimensions as that of Redmi 5 Plus.
 
Now let's talk about Redmi Note 5 pro, this will be powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 636 chipset which is based on an octa core processor with all the cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. Also for good graphics it will be powered by Adreno 509 GPU. The screen of Redmi Note 5 pro will be same as that of Redmi Note 5 that is 6" with full HD+ resolution and having a 18:9 aspect ratio. 
 
 
Redmi Note 5 pro will have dual camera setup at the back with 12MP+5MP setup. The 12MP sensor will be exactly as that of the primary shooter of Redmi 5 plus. And the other one will be a depth sensor for blur back ground effects know as portrait mode. So it will give a DSLR type effect to your photos. The front shooter of the device will have a 20MP sensor which will help in clicking good selfies.
 
 
The battery of the device will be a 4000 mah battery. The device will come in four colors that are Gold, Rose Gold, Black and Blue colors. There will be three memory combinations that are 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB.
 
The colors of Redmi Note 5 will also be same as Redmi Note 5 pro. Redmi Note 5 will come in two combinations that are 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. But still the prices of the smartphone are not out but everything will be clear once the devices will be launched.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Snapchat's New Update Triggers Revolt By Millions of Teens

Snapshot's New Update Triggers Revolt By Millions of Teens
 
 
We all know about Snapchat, the image messaging app which came in market in 2011. Snapchat is the social media platform which got really famous among the teens and young really fast. Snapchat is the first platform which introduced the stories feature in it's app. It's story feature was liked by many persons.
 
Since 2011 Snapchat hasn't changed much in it's design. But last week it rolled out a new update which changes the interface of the app a lot.
 
The new feature actually splits the app into two sections, with friends content on the left side and media content on the right side. But many of the teens are not liking this new updated app. All are very angry with this move of the company and they want the old app back.
 
There is a fake tweet on twitter which claims that retweeting it for enough times will make the company to reconsider it's move of changing the interface of the app. Due to this many of the teens retweeted it and it became the 6th most retweeted tweet on Sunday.
 
Many of the other teens spent their weekends to tweet to the company to change the app UI back to earlier. Many posted to their stories showing that how much they are angry with company's this move. The change.org got a half of million signatures to remove the new Snapchat update.
 
With this new update the users are saying that instead of making the app user friendly the company has made it more complicated for usage. But the company is claiming that this new feature is for making the use of app easier by adding new features.
 
Many of the persons were not known about such a thing and when they opened the app some day they were shocked by seeing that the app is totally changed. People think that the social platform on which they rely has changed overnight.
 
Snapchat will lost it's reputation in market if it will not change the interface of it's app. The company shouldn't have made such a move so fast. It should have thought a lot before making such a move. Snapchat should have test this app with beta testers and after getting their reviews should made it's move. So let's see what will be the next move from Snapchat on this.

 
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