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Apple Might Not Be Able To Fulfill iPhone X Demand

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iPhone 8 & 8 Plus are available for pre-orders in some markets whilst these phones can be pre-order in India starts on 22nd September. Apple has adopted quite predictable strategy to keep balance between the Anniversary special iPhone X (Ten) & the regular ones. Hence, it is understandable that Apple will be focusing on supplying and delivering the iPhone 8 dues whilst there won’t be much time left to fulfill iPhone X demand considering it’s release date.

A common source of intel on all things Apple, the analyst from KGI Securities expects that 40 million iPhone X units to be sold by the end of the year, but that would still leave some people wanting a bezelless iPhone without one. That, however, would simply translate into sales next year, for a total of 90 million projected unit sales. The first half of 2018 is when Apple will catch up with demand, the analyst writes in a note to investors.

iPhone X will be available for purchase from November the 3rd.


iPhone X cost is almost 2.5 times the production cost


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iPhone X carries an eye-watering price tag of $999. Some research organization in China has got the iPhone X’s material specifications from industrial chain and gives the phone’s cost estimation.  The sum is $412.75, or 60% cheaper than the retail price.

The most expensive component is the 5.8” OLED panel manufactured by Samsung. It’s price is $80 per unit which is way higher than any other part. The NAND memory, acquired from Toshiba is $45 for 256 GB. The 3 GB RAM is  only $24.

Apple announced the A11 Bionic chipset, which is built by TSMC on their 10 nm process technology. One chipset costs $26 while the modem that is plastered on it is provided by Qualcomm and is $18 more.

The 3D sensor is for $25. It is packed behind the glass on the front panel which is another $18.

Combining altogether, the total cost comes to $412.75

Although it is understandable that the price does not include the actual manufacturing, logistics and most importantly R&D costs. However, we thought we would let our readers know about this.







Google’s “Tez” Payment Platform Is Ready To Be Launched in India

Apple & Samsung Pay have made several rounds on the internet and now it’s time to talk about something fresh & “Tez”.

‘Tez’ meaning fast in India  will offer a comprehensive set of payment options beyond existing products like Google Wallet or Android Pay. Tez will include support for Unified Payments Interface (UPI): a payment system backed by the government.

According to a new report, Google is getting ready to enter the Indian digital payments market. The report says the company will very soon launch a entirely new service called “Tez” which means “fast” in Hindi.

In fact, one of the staff writers of the publication whose report we’re citing also tweeted a screenshot of Google’s application for Tez submitted back in June this year to Indian government’s agency dealing with trademarks, design, and patents

Not much is known about the service at the moment, except that it’ll reportedly support the Indian government backed payments platform – dubbed Unified Payments Interface (UPI)  as well as other consumer services like Paytm and MobiKwik.


A $999 Phone!

iPhone X4

This one is perhaps the best iPhone upgrade in the last 10 years. The anniversary iPhone has almost everything that may make you ditch other brands. iPhone X (pronounced TEN) is undoubtedly the best smartphone on the market right now.

The phone flaunts a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen with Super Retina Display having a resolution of 2436×1125 pixels, and a density of 458ppi. Under the hood is an A11 Bionic 64-bit chipset paired with an M11 motion coprocessor. For photography, there is a dual-camera setup on the back. This setup includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle snapper, and a 12-megapixel telephoto snapper and 7-megapixel selfie shooter. With an edge-to-edge display, there is no place for a physical home button. So in place of Touch ID, Apple has now opted for a new method of biometric authentication called Face ID.


But those details may not make you buy the $1,000 phone. Priced at $999, iPhone X is the costliest iPhone ever. Talking of international markets like India, the iPhone X is priced at 89,000 INR which is close to $1350 but then Apple is known to play the price-cut game making the early buyers regret at a certain point.

This is perhaps an experiment which may go wrong considering the price point. However, iPhone X doesn’t really have a tough competition as yet.  The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is still one of the best smartphones on the market but the Note 8 would have given the iPhone X a tough competition but the battery compartment alone has let the note lovers down. However, Samsung is expected to launch another powerful variant of the Note 8 with a much bigger battery, 128 GB of internal storage and maybe 8 GB RAM. And if that does happen before the iPhone X starts shipping, Apple got a reason to worry.

Would you buy the iPhone X (Ten)? Let me know in the comment section.

Oppo A71 Enters The Indian Market

Oppo A71


The Oppo A71 has been launched in India. The device can be seen listed on Flipkart carrying a price tag of Rs 12990 which is roughly $200.

The Oppo A71 is powered by Mediatek’s MT6750 SoC and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720p) display. However, the internal storage is just 16 GB. The handset fortunately has a 3 GB of RAM otherwise such a configuration for  “such” a price would have been a worry!

The rear camera is a 13MP shooter whilst the selfie camera has a 5MP sensor. The 3,000mAh battery that the handset is packed in suits the configuration. Only Oppo knows what they had in mind whilst making this smartphone!





iPhone 8 Red Video Leaks!


We are just hours away from Apple’s main iPhone event where Apple is expected to announce 3 iPhones on this very “Anniversary day”. However, people just can not keep mum when world’s top smartphone manufacturer is about to announce perhaps the most powerful smartphone on the planet. (If the iPhone 8 really beats the beast Note 8).

iPhone 8 Red 2017

A new video of the iPhone 8 in Red has been leaked which has cleared all doubts about recent leaks & rumours being incorrect & hence this is how the iPhone 8 looks like in real

Samsung Galaxy C8 is official with dual camera system

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Samsung just announced the Samsung Galaxy C8 for the Chinese market. The rear camer compartment has a dual-camera system which we have been seeing in almost all mid range smartphones for some time now. It lets you capture a photo and later adjust where the focus is, as seen in the Note 8.

There are a total of three cameras on the Galaxy C8 – a duo of 13MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/1.9 and a 16MP f/1.9 selfie snapper with a separate LED flash.

Coming to the display- it has  a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display & comes in two st variants: 32GB or 64GB model – the 32 GB model has 3GB of RAM while the 64GB version carries 4GB of RAM

The phone is packed in a  3,000mAh battery which most people won’t find exciting. Also, the phone has both a fingerprint scanner as well as Facial recognition (not Iris scanning). Samsung’s Always-on Display is also there.

Colour options: You can the Galaxy C8 in Black, Gold and Rose Gold but the price and availability are yet to be confirmed.



Lenovo Announces K8 & K8 Plus



Lenovo has launched two budget smartphones in India: K8 & K8 Plus. As of now, the K8 Plus is the cheapest Lenovo phone to have a dual camera set up on the back. The main 13 megapixel camera is complemented by a 5 megapixel depth sensor, which provides shallow depth of field effect for your subjects. The phone has a 5.2-inch 1080p with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 3/4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It also has a whopping  4000mAh.

The K8 is an even more affordable option, with a 5.2-inch 720p display and MediaTek Helio P20 processor. It lacks the dual camera setup on the back of the K8 Plus and instead has a single 13 megapixel camera with PDAF. It too has a  4000mAh battery. The best thing about both these new devices is that they ship with stock Android 7.1.1.


Lenovo K8 Plus specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Lenovo K8 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 SoC (four cores at 1.69GHz, three cores at 2.3GHz, and one core at 2.6GHz) coupled with 3GB of RAM. A 4GB RAM variant, called the Lenovo K8 Plus Holiday Edition, will be launched by the company during the Diwali season. The K8 Plus dual camera setup sports one 13-megapixel  sensor with and a second 5-megapixel depth sensor. Users will also be able to adjust the depth in real-time. On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with a ‘Party Flash’, f/2.0 aperture, and an 84-degree wide-angle lens. It sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and a metal body.


The Lenovo K8 Plus comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with a dedicated slot.


Connectivity options on the Lenovo K8 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port with OTG functionality. Sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery.


Lenovo K8 specifications

The Lenovo K8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC clocked at up to 2.3GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The K8 sports a single 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual LED flash, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera coupled with a ‘Party Flash’.

The Lenovo K8 bears 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card that supports up to 128GB with a dedicated card slot.


Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with OTG functionality. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It is also powered by a 4000mAh battery, measures 147.9×73.7×8.55mm, and weighs 165 grams.




Xiaomi Mi A1 With Android One Launched In India




Xiaomi has announced the Mi A1, a new flagship smartphone for the Indian market with the tagline of  “created by Xiaomi, powered by Google.”

The Mi A1 features a Snapdragon 625 chipset [this is a lesson for the manufacturers that power their smartphones with a lower & slower chipsets with the same price tag as this one] and comes with a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It also has a micro sd card slot supporting up to 128GB. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD screen, a metal body, and a dual-camera system that includes a secondary telephoto lens for 2x  optical zoom. [It seems like we will be seeing dual camera setup in almost all mid-range smartphones as well, which is obviously a good thing]

Coming to the camera compartment: The rear one has a dual camera set up; similar to the flagship Mi 6  with a dual-tone LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is also there. The smartphone is packed in a  3,080 mAh battery, charged through USB type C.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.2 out of the box .Mi A1 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. It also has the USB On-The-Go port in case you are willing to insert a pen drive or stuff like that.

The most interesting part is the price: the phone is priced at Rs 14,999 which is pretty interesting for the given specifications & may rock the Indian market.



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