LG X cam With Dual Rear Cameras, 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India

LG X cam With Dual Rear Cameras, 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India

  • The smartphone features a 120-degree wide-angle lens
  • It also bears a 5.2-inch 3D Arc Glass display
  • It’s powered by an octa-core SoC and 2GB of RAM

LG has launched its X cam smartphone in India, featuring a dual rear camera setup with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 19,990 and will be available in its Titan Silver colour variant from Friday across stores in India.

The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) card supporting LG X cam was first unveiled in February ahead of MWC 2016, but only started rolling out globally in March.

Apart from the dual rear camera setup, the other highlight of the LG X cam is its 3D Arc Glass design. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the LG UI 5.0 skin atop. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) In-cell display, is powered by a 1.14GHz octa-core SoC, coupled with Mali-T720MP3 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

As for optics, the LG X cam bears a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera setup, with the second sensor coupled with a wide-angle lens. On the front, the smartphone bears a 5-megapixel camera. LG is also touting a Pop Out Picture feature that combines 6 images into a moving image. The X cam comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) in the hybrid dual-SIM card slot.

Connectivity options on board the LG X cam include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio with RDS. Sensors on board include proximity, accelerometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensor. The smartphone weighs in at 118 grams, and measures 147.7×73.6×6.9mm. It’s powered by a 2520mAh battery.

 

OnePlus Bullets (V2) In-Ear Headphones With In-Line Remote Launched

OnePlus Bullets (V2) In-Ear Headphones With In-Line Remote Launched

  • OnePlus announces successor to its Silver Bullet earphones
  • Availability for Bullets (V2) earphones not announced yet
  • The Bullets (V2) are priced at $19.95 (roughly Rs. 1,300) in the US

OnePlus has announced the successor to its Silver Bullet earphones, launched back in 2014, in the form of OnePlus Bullets (V2) earphones. Although the global availability for the in-ear headphones has been revealed as of now, its pricing in the US is $19.95 (roughly Rs. 1,300), EUR 19.95 (roughly Rs. 1,500) in the EU, or GBP 15.99 (roughly Rs. 1,400) in the United Kingdrom. The earphones will be made available in Black and White (closer to Gold) colour options.

The OnePlus Bullets (V2) in-ear earphones have a frequency range of 20-20000Hz, sound pressure level of 107dB, 9mm dynamic drivers, rated power of 3mW and Total Harmonic Distortion of less than 1 percent (at 1000Hz, 1mW) as per the company’s website. The coil material used is copper-clad aluminium and the earphones come with an Aryphan Polyarylate diaphragm.

Bullets (V2) have an impedance of 24 Ohms and come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The earphones come with a cable length of 1.25 metres, weigh 14 grams, and contain an in-line remote as well.

On the official page for Bullets V2, the company says, “We’ve partnered with the German audio experts over at LOFO, who have over 88 years of experience in diaphragm technology. The Bullets are fitted with an Aryphan polyarylate diaphragm, known for its light weight and high vibration frequency. Carefree, comfortable, well-rounded reproduction ensures your music sounds just the way it was intended to.”

The company has further claimed that the Bullets (V2) earphones are wrapped in high-end Japanese black copper to ensure consistent listening experience. Silicone buds have been carefully shaped to minimise distortion for balanced and clearer sound, it adds.

 

Sony Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Spotted on Company Site; Image, Specifications Leaked

Sony Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Spotted on Company Site; Image, Specifications Leaked

  • Sony is hosting an event on September 1
  • It is expected to also launch the Sony Xperia XR smartphone
  • The Xperia XR is tipped to sport a 5.1-inch display

Sony is all set to host its event at IFA on September 1 and the company is widely expected to unveil the Sony XR smartphone. However, mentions on the company site indicate the Sony may launch the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact instead. In the meanwhile, prolific tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted a leaked image of the latter smartphone.

Let’s start with the company site listings of the two smartphones, though nothing is detailed beyond the names. Spotted by Netherlands-based website TechTastic, Sony’s Czech site mentions the Xperia XZ with the caption “photography”, and the Xperia X Compact with the caption “pictures without blur”, evidently pointing to some impressive optical performance.

Reports speculate the Xperia XZ that’s now been spotted is in fact the Xperia XR that was rumoured earlier. However, there’s not much clarity on this. In the meanwhile, tipster Evan Blass has shared animage of what he claims to be the Sony Xperia X Compact. This is the first time we’ve heard of a Compact variant in the X series. It sports a similar design as seen on other smartphones in the same series.

Sony killed off its flagship ‘Z’ series to replace it with the new X series. In May, the company announced the aesthetic re-branding at MWC in Barcelona, and launched the Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia X Performance smartphones.

If the Sony Xperia X Compact rumour is true, it should ideally be the smaller variant of the 5-inch Xperia X smartphone. TechTastic has also leaked some specifications of the Xperia X Compact, claiming it will feature a 4.6-inch display, be powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, and a 2700mAh battery

As mentioned, there is also noise that Sony will unveil the Xperia XR smartphone at IFA as well. Leaks suggest that the Xperia XR will feature a 5.1-inch display, and be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. With this smartphone, Sony is also expected to finally make the switch to USB Type-C ports. There is also a pegged dual-LED flash module coming next to the rear camera, and the dimensions are tipped at 146.4×71.9×8.1mm.

The TechTastic report indicates that the Xperia XR or Xperia XZ will feature a 5.2-inch display instead, be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, sport a 23-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus apart from a 13-megapixel front camera.

In any case, the event is just a week away and official details will be out soon. While Sony has clearly not given up on its smartphone business just yet, it has decided to put less effort into the second largest market in the world. The Japanese company recently was claimed to reduce focus in the Indian market due to unsatisfactory performance. Sony predicts only a 0.3 percent growth in US, China, and India in the future.

 

iPhone, iPad Had Higher Failure Rates Than Android Counterparts in Q2 2016

Image result for iPhone, iPad Has Higher Failure Rates Than Android Counterparts in Q2 2016iOS devices had a 58 percent failure rate in Q2 iPhone 6 had the highest failure rate of 29 percent

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among top apps to crash on iOS

When it comes to reliability and performance, Apple iPhones and iPads are failing more often than Android smartphones, a study has revealed.

According to the study global data security firm Blancco Technology Group, iOS devices had a 58 percent failure rate while Android smartphones reported an overall failure rate of 35 percent in the second quarter of 2016.

It is the first time that Apple’s devices have a lower performance rate compared to Android, Softpediareported.

iPhone 6 had the highest failure rate of 29 percent, followed by iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

For this, the study revealed the device failure rates by operating systems, manufacturers, models and regions.

In the first quarter of 2016, Android smartphones had an overall failure rate of 44 percent.

“Samsung, Lenovo, and LeTV were among the manufacturers with the weakest performance and higher failure rates. Samsung scored 26 percent in failure rate, while Motorola just 11 percent,” the findings showed.

iOS devices failed more frequently in North America and Asia compared to Android and the quality of the devices being shipped may be one of the reasons.

The main problem iOS users faced was not being able to connect to a WiFi network, dropped connections, slow speeds and incorrect password prompts.

Android smartphone users struggled with camera issues, battery charging, touchscreen issues and app crashes.

According to the results, 50 percent of iOS applications crashed compared to 23 percent of Android apps.

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were among the top apps to crash on iOS devices.

 

LG V20 Spotted in the Wild Ahead of September 6 Launch

LG V20 Spotted in the Wild Ahead of September 6 Launch

  • The live image shows the front of the LG V20
  • The smartphone will not sport the modular chin
  • LG is unveiling the smartphone on September 6

The LG V20 is all set to be unveiled on September 6, and Google has confirmed that the smartphone will be the first new smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Running up to the launch event, we’ve seen several render leaks, and now a live image of the LG V20 has surfaced online.

The LG V20 was snapped in the wild by Twitter user@TechMan72, and shows the front of the smartphone only. Even though the image is grainy, the LG branding at the bottom cannot be missed. There seems to be very thin bezel around the edges, and the front camera is where it was seen in past renders – on the top left of the smartphone.

This image was a response tweet to Evan Blass’s LG V20 render leak yesterday. Techman72 replied to Blass’s leak tweet, “Here’s a real pic of the V20, not some render.” Blass’s render image also showed the smartphone front. The render image shows the buttons forged into the display, and the second screen is seen on top. Renders of the LG V20 have been leaked by OnLeaks in the past as well, and they show the smartphone from all angles. There’s a dual camera setup expected at the back, with the fingerprint sensor sitting right below it. The USB Type-C port, the 3.5mm audio jack, and the speaker grill are all seen situated at the bottom of the device.

 While there were earlier rumours of LG introducing the LG G5-like modular design on the LG V20, the latest renders show no release button hinting at a regular unibodied smartphone. The company has been boasting of the smartphone’s audio and sound capabilities, claiming that it will be the first in the world to sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback.

LG is placing its bet on the V20 to revive its smartphone business, after the dismal performance of the LG G5. The flagship smartphone had weaker-than-expected sales following production difficulties, and LG reported a total operating loss of roughly $132 million in the second quarter of 2016.

 

Snapdragon 800, 801 SoCs Said to Lack Support for Android 7.0 Nougat

Snapdragon 800, 801 SoCs Said to Lack Support for Android 7.0 Nougat

  • Rumour suggests Nougat update will not come to older Qualcomm devices
  • Due to presence of Vulken API, older devices will not get the update
  • Snapdragon 800/801 devices not getting graphic driver updates

There are some rumours that are easy to dismiss but then there are others that are backed by some information that provides them some level of authenticity. A new rumour that is doing rounds suggests that the devices with either Snapdragon 800 or 801 CPU will not be eligible to get an official Android 7.0 Nougat update.

According to the HTC-focused mobile developerLlabTooFer, who has provided several HTC-related tips in the past, Android 7.0 Nougat update will not be officially released for the HTC One M8 or other devices running the Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 801 CPUs because Qualcomm has not made corresponding graphics drivers for the new Vulkan API is present in the latest version of Android to improve gaming performance.

Due to Vulken API, Qualcomm has decided to not release graphics drivers for the devices with its older CPUs, making it impossible for OEMs (and apparently, even Google, for the LG Nexus 5) to provide official Android 7.0 Nougat updates for them.

When Android 7.0 Nougat update started rolling out earlier this week, it became clear that it won’t be making its way to Nexus 5 as other recent Nexus devices were provided with the latest version of Google’s mobile platform. Considering that Nexus 5 comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, the rumour seems plausibly true as of now.

If this information indeed turns out to be true, there will a host of Android devices that will be left out of the Nougat treatment by the California-based company. Such devices include the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G2, LG G3, OnePlus X, and HTC One M8.

 

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

  • A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa
  • Apple intends to work with multiple transit card providers
  • The FeliCa chip is able to process a transaction in 0.1 seconds

Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards.

A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

The FeliCa chip will let customers in Japan store their public bus and train passes on their iPhones. Users would then be able to tap their phones against the entrance scanners instead of using physical cards. While the FeliCa chip is the standard technology underlying the service, there are several different providers of transit payment cards based on the type of transit and areas within Japan.

The Near Field Communication technology powering Apple’s mobile-payments service, Apple Pay, is prevalent in North America, Europe and Australia, but the FeliCa standard dominates Japan with a penetration of 1.9 million payment terminals, according to the Bank of Japan. The terminals handled 4.6 trillion yen ($46 billion or Rs. 308,478 crores) in transactions in 2015. Last year, there were 1.3 million NFC terminals in the US and 320,000 in the UK, according to research from Let’s Talk Payments and the UK Cards Association.

Apple intends to work with multiple transit card providers, one person said. The major players there include the Suica and Pasmo networks. Theoretically, virtual representations of the transit passes would be stored in the iPhone’s Wallet application, said the person, who asked not be identified because the planning is private. The card companies sell access to transit services both as-needed and via monthly packages.

 Apple’s opportunity in Japan is significant with the country alone representing 8 percent of the company’s total revenue and almost 11 percent of operating profit in the most recent quarter.

Apple has planned to launch these new features with the next iPhone models, which the company is set to unveil in September, according to people familiar with the matter. However, the company could hold back the transit card feature to next year’s model if discussions with the Japan-based payment networks fall apart, one person said. Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, according to a person familiar with the matter.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

The FeliCa chip is able to process a transaction in 0.1 seconds, according to Sony. Super-swift transaction speeds are critical for adoption in the fast-paced environment of Japan’s transit network, the person said. Each sale over Apple Pay currently goes through a server and requires bank approval — which can slow the process.

In addition to supporting the transit-pass network, the FeliCa chip can also store e-money, an electric form of currency now widely accepted at vending machines, convenience stores and cafes in Japan. Apple is in discussions with at least one major financial institution to support these e-money transactions, according to one of the people.

Apple Pay first launched in October 2014 in the US with the iPhone 6 and has since expanded to Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. Apple Pay contributes to the company’s rapidly growing services business, which grew 19 percent year-over-year to about $6 billion (roughly Rs. 40,218 crores) in the fiscal third quarter.

Earlier this month, Apple struck a deal with Japan-based phone carrier KDDI to allow customers to bill iTunes purchases to their phone service bill instead of directly to their credit card. Apple’s deal with the Japanese carrier is indicative of Apple’s payment-related negotiations with firms in Japan and follows up the company’s work on activating carrier-based iTunes billing in Germany, the UK, Russia, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

In tandem with the upcoming mobile payments launch for Japan, Apple is preparing to ship mass-transit navigation support for Japan in its iPhone Maps application, the company posted on its website in July. This feature, coming in iOS 10 later this year, will allow users to find departure and arrival times for transportation across the region.

 

Moto E3 Power Could Launch in India Soon, Motorola Hints

Moto E3 Power Could Launch in India Soon, Motorola Hints

  • Motorola India put out three teasers hinting at the Moto E3 Power launch
  • The smartphone packs a 3500mAh battery
  • It is powered by a quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM

Just hours after the Motorola E3 Power was spotted onsale in Hong Kong, the company has let out a teaser from its Moto India Twitter account indicating that the smartphone may be launched in India soon. Motorola’s latest tweet is in addition to a collection of teasers that it has been releasing every day. The teasers spotlight features like large battery and multi-tasking indicating that the the Moto E3 Power in India is imminent.

Motorola India has put out three teasers highlighting some of the big features. These include a bigger battery, better multi-tasking, and camera quality. The E3 Power is an upgrade to the Motorola E3 that was unveiled for the UK last month with September availability. However, the Moto E3 Power comes with a larger battery, more inbuilt storage, and more memory than the Moto E3. All of this hints that Motorola might just skip the launch of the Moto E3, and directly release the Moto E3 Power in India.

 In Hong Kong, the Moto E3 Power is priced at HKD 1,098 (roughly Rs. 9,500). As for specifications, the Moto E3 Power features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via microSD (up to 128GB).

Coming to photography, the Moto E3 Power sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. There’s also a5-megapixel selfie camera onboard. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (Micro). It packs a 3500mAh battery, and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, GPS, Buetooth, and Wi-Fi.

 

Lyf Flame 6 With 4G VoLTE support released

Reliance Retail’s Lyf emblem has integrated the new Flame 6 telephone that is now builtintegrated at the organisation web site. Priced at Rs. 3,999, the telephone might be available via offlintegratede stores which builtintegrated Reliance digital and virtual Xpress integrated its Black shade version. The Lyf Flame 6 launch comes merely per week after the launches of the Flame 3 and Flame 4 smartphones.

Lyf Flame 6 With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 3,999

The Android 5wireless.1 Lollipop-based Lyf Flame 6 supports SIM cards (built-in SIM and Micro-SIM), and whilst both slots are 4G enabled, handiest one card slot supports 4G at a time, with the second slot most effective built-in 2G. The Lyf Flame 6 bears a four-integratedch (480×800 pixels) display with a pixel density of 218ppi and Asahi Dragontrail Glass. it’s far powered by way of a 1.5GHz quad-middle SoC coupled with a Mali four hundred MP2 GPU, and 512MB of RAM. The smartphone bears 2-megapixel rear digicam, and a the front camera with the equal decision. there may be an LED flash at the returned panel. It bears 4GB of 7fd5144c552f19a3546408d3b9cfb251 storage, that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Connectivity options integrated 4G, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a b/g/n, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.zero, GPS, and Micro-USB. the biggest spotlight of the Flame 6 phone is it helps VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility. It supports both 4G LTE bands built-in India – FDD-LTE Band three (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band forty (2300MHz).

it’s miles powered via a 1750mAh battery it is rated to deliver up to 4.wiwireless hours of communicate time, and wi-fi hours of standby time. It measures 126x64x10.6mm, and weighs built-in at 162 grams.

OnePlus 3 could have a Flash Sale before it’s miles Even released

OnePlus is ready for the launch of the OnePlus three on June 15, however earlier than that, the organisation intends to sell a 1,000 devices via flash sale in China. The corporation has set a charge of CNY 2,999 (kind of Rs.30,six hundred) for the flash sale, and will behavior the sale on June 6.

OnePlus 3 Will Have a Flash Sale Before It Is Even Launched

OnePlus particularly mentions that this is not the authentic fee of the telephone, and the right charge could be uveiled on launch day simplest. If the rate is decrease than CNY 2,999, the difference shall be paid to the patron. alternatively, if the rate is higher, the patron will must pay the difference. The buyer may even decide out of the acquisition completely if they so will. anyways, OnePlus will begin transport most effective after June 15.

within the meanwhile, gearing up for the release, OnePlus has kick-commenced the teasers, and the primary one is an India-targeted providing that factors to the launch date, and availability information. Following tradition, the OnePlus three may also be an Amazon one-of-a-kind. The six-second video also confirms the live broadcast for June 14 at 10.00pm IST.

A separate leak (thru mobipicker)has hinted at possible 4 variations of the OnePlus three. The 4 alternatives consist of – 4GB RAM/32GB garage, 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/32GB garage, and 6GB RAM/64GB storage. The costs of the 4 variants pegged are at CNY 2,299(roughly Rs 23,500), CNY 2,499(roughly Rs. 25,500), CNY 2,699(kind of Rs. 27,500), and CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28, six hundred) respectively.

learning from its errors, OnePlus has made sure that inventory is sufficient. consistent with a new leak(via PhoneArena), the enterprise has stocked up as many as 1 million OnePlus 3 smartphones, expecting excessive sales. given that OnePlus has gotten rid of the invite machine, it has to construct enough inventory to fulfill customer demand.

The OnePlus 3 has been leaked closely, and the speculated features that have surfaced include a five.five-inch display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 16-megapixel rear camera, eight-megapixel the front camera, a 3000mAh or 3500mAh battery, Android 6.zero.1 Marshmallow-based totally OxygenOS, and NFC.