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Samsung Galaxy J7+ has been officially launched.

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Samsung has launched one more variant of its best selling J7 series & this one is called the J7+. The Samsung  Galaxy J7+ has only been listed on the official Thailand website for the time being. However, there is no official word regarding its launch in other markets yet. The key feature of the new Samsung Galaxy J7+ is the dual camera setup on the back, and the option to run two WhatsApp accounts at the same time using the dual app function. However, those who are familiar with Samsung Knox know what this is all about as they have already had the pleasure of running two Whatsapp accounts on the same mobile. Thus, having a dual app functionality is not new. Apart from this the phone also has “always-on” display for important notifications, and a secure folder to keep your apps and files private.

Talking about the price, Galaxy J7+ costs THB 12,900 (Rs. 24,000 approx), and will hit the market on September 15.

 

The Samsung Galaxy J7+ runs on Android Nougat, and comes with a dual-SIM slot. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 2.4GHz Helio P20 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a microSD slot (up to 256GB).

Rear camera has two sensors – one at 13-megapixel and the other at 5-megapixel. There’s LED flash support as well, and the 13-megapixel sensor has a f/1.7 aperture, and the 5-megapixel sensor has a f/1.9 aperture. There’s a live focus feature at the back, which allows you to blur the background in real-time. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture and LED as well as screen flash to tamper in low-light conditions. It packs a 3000 mAh battery, and connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more. The Samsung Galaxy J7+ measures at 152.4×74.7×7.9mm.

One noticeable change compared to the J7 Pro and J7 (2017), and it’s a downgrade, is in battery capacity – the J7+ has a 3,000 mAh battery, while the other two boast 3,600mAh.

It seems like Samsung loves to get us confused.

I have two concerns though:

  1. 3,000 mAh battery in a 5.5-inch full HD display, even if it’s a mid range phone is a bit of a concern, although the s8 is also packed in a 3,000 mAh battery.
  2. The processor – not sure how it is going to confirm until we have the hand in our hands, however, Samsung is switching to other brands’ chipsets although Snapdragon is way faster and better; perhaps it’s all about saving money in one compartment and compensating the same amount in fulfilling customers’ other demands like better Camera & higher RAM.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 maybe launched in January 2017

 

 

s9IMG2If you are thinking it’s too early to talk about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, perhaps you are wrong – Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ launch was delayed and thus the gap between the S8 & Note 8 launch was minimised which may have affected Samsung in many ways.

Now, reports suggest that Samsung may launch the Samsung Galaxy S9 in January 2018 and this is just to defend against the iPhone 8 which will be unveiled in less than 2 weeks now. Apple has a major iPhone redesign planned for the September event, with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that also does away with the Home button and perhaps replaces the Touch ID with a new facial recognition system.

Talking about the changes that we may see in the S9 as compared to the S8; the Samsung Galaxy S9 will take its camera from the Note 8 which means that the S9 will feature a dual camera set up which will also support “Optical zoom”. Furthermore, Samsung is expected to move the fingerprint sensor to the centre which will make it much convenient to access. It will also feature  6 GB RAM which the international variant of S8+ already has & a bigger battery is also on the card.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

iPhone 8 is coming!

 

 

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Apple has sent out invites for its next iPhone event on September the 12th, where  the next iPhones will be announced. By “iPhones” I mean Apple is likely to announce 3 iPhones this time. along with updates to the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iOS software.

According to the reports: The next-generation iPhone 8 model will feature an edge-to-edge AMOLED display and a new 3D face-scanning camera, and updated versions of the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with wireless charging capability will also be announced

The very first iPhone was launched in 2007 and hence it’s iPhone’s 10 anniversary and some big announcements will be made on the 12th September and undoubtedly the iPhone 8 is going to be a game changer as the recent leaks suggest a gorgeous display and design.

The countdown starts now!

 

 

 

 

iPhone 8 to be announced on 12th September

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Apple has sent out invites for its next iPhone event that will likely take place at the Steve Jobs theater. Apple is expected to launch 3 iPhones at the event along with updates to the Apple watch, Apple TV and iOS software.

It’s worth noting the the iPhone 8 will be the very first Apple phone with with an AMOLED screen and the phone will also be bezel-less; the kind of display seen on the recent Samsung flagship devices.

 

 

 

Top 5 reasons to not buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet*

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is undoubtedly the best smartphone on the market as of now but there are still few things that do not make the smartphone “COMPLETE” and people do have reasons to not buy the Note 8. I am not saying that you shouldn’t buy the Note 8 but this is probably not the right time to do so.

These are my top 5 reasons why you should not buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 YET

  • Battery:  The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 3300 mAh battery- a small one! such a small battery for such a big display doesn’t make sense and hence it’s a big concern; even the S8+ has a bigger battery. Samsung did this because it did not want to take their chances with the Note 8 after witnessing the Note 7 battery fiasco.

 

  •  Fingerprint Sensor Positioning: Samsung has still not worked on this point and the same will probably be fixed in the upcoming smartphones from Samsung. The fingerprint sensor in the note 8 as well is placed in the area where your fingers do not want to go.

 

  • Price: The price of the announced version is ridiculously high and if a better variant does come out, price of the current one will go down in no time, as witnessed lately. Now if you still do not know what I mean, check out the prices of S8 & S8+ on Amazon. In international market, unlocked S8+ with 128 GB & 6GB RAM is avilable at price that 4GB RAM variant was S8+ was announced at and this did not take much time.

 

  •   Better options available: I am not saying that the iPhone 7 is an alternative to this     but there still are options to choose from within the same Brand, in case you really   need to buy a good smartphone and can not wait.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a bigger battery, somewhat better shape and the price that it is available for now will completely obliterate the chances of someone going for the Note 8 just for the S-Pen and dual camera(s).

Perhaps the best option would be to wait until something interesting makes an entry.

The last point (the main point)

  • Better version coming: Reports suggest Samsung is coming up with a 8 GB RAM variant of Note 8 which will also have a built-in storage of 128 GB and a 3600 mAh battery. Now it that does happen, would you still want to rock the current version?

 

I thought I wouldn’t include the possibility of iPhone 8 but those can think beyond Android and/or Samsung can also wait for the next iPhone(s). It’s iPhone’s 10th anniversary and something BIG is coming up.

 

 

 

 

 

Jio Server Crashes, JioPhone Can’t Be Pre-Ordered!

 

JioPhone LaunchJioPhone pre-bookings were supposed to start at 5:30 PM on 24th August 2017 but customers are unable to book the phone as Jio server has crashed. Whether you try on “MyJio” app or the official Jio website, you just can not book the phone at the moment as there’s no option to make bookings. Also, the website shows “Content Server Error.

JioPhone pre-booking starts today in India

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Reliance has started taking pre-order for the much awaited “JioPhone”. Pre-booking starts at 5:30 PM so if you want to be amongst the first ones to receive the phone, you can pre-book the same on Reliance’s official website http://www.jio.com. Alternatively, you could visit your nearest Jio retailer.

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ gets a price cut for the second time in India

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It hasn’t been long since Samsung launched 128 GB variant of its flagship device but we have already witnessed two price-cuts in quick succession. However, the recent one indicates that the recently announced Note 8 will be priced at reasonable rate(s).

Samsung has reduced the price of its flagship device: the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM variant and the same can now be purchased at Rs 65,900. This simply means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be priced at somewhere between 70,000 to 75,000 INR.

Do not buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet!

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It’s not just the Note 8 but this is not the right time to buy any smartphone; mainly if you are wanting to buy a flagship device. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been announced while the next generation iPhone is on the verge to become reality.

If you are a Samsung fan and would not go beyond Android, you would get your hands on the latest Samsung devices anyway. (be it the S8/S8+ or the recently announced Note 8) Likewise, if you are an Apple fan, you would wait for the next iPhone or iPhones I should say as Apple is expected to launch 3 iPhones next month!

But you are a gadget-freak like me and do not care about brand or a particular OS and innovation is one of the things that you look forward to in a smartphone, you should just sit tight & wait till you have options, more options!

The battery that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is packed in is certainly a concern for many (if not all). The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 3300 mAh battery but do not forget
Samsung’s marketing strategy. Perhaps Samsung has preserved something interesting and the same will be revealed upon sensing Note 8’s fate. Reports suggest that Samsung may bring another variant of the Note 8 with 8 GB of RAM & 128 GB
of internal storage. So, it that really happens, you wouldn’t want to regret buying a phone which was not “COMPLETE”.

Remember, Samsung wants to rule the mobile market and it just couldn’t tolerate OnePlus coming as a “Flagship Killer” with a 6GB RAM in the last year’s model
(OnePlus 3/3T) and thus Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro with6 GB RAM in no time.

Now that OnePlus 5 has a variant with 8 GB of RAM, Samsung is expected to release a Note 8 variant with 128 GB of internal storage & 8 GB of RAM. Even if that doesn’t happen, with the launch of iPhone 8, it will be a lot easier for everyone to choose from.

Furthermore, Apple too is coming up with lots of exciting features and appealing design in their next iPhones, so maybe that could divert your mind, who knows…

Any thoughts?

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