Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4 Price in India Leaked, Tipped to Launch Soon

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto Z2 Force may be priced at Rs. 38,999
  • The Moto G5S Plus may be priced at Rs. 17,999
  • Moto X4 may be priced at Rs. 20,999

Lenovo brand Moto just recently launched its Moto Z2 Play smartphone with Moto Mods support in India. However, the company plans to release three more smartphones into the market before the end of summer, a fresh leak hints. It claims Moto G5S Plus, Moto X4, and Moto Z2 Force are all launching in India real soon, and the prices of all the three smartphones at launch have also been tipped.

Tipster Andri Yatim has taken to Twitter to reveal that the Moto G5S Plus, Moto X4, and Moto Z2 Force are all launching in India this summer. The big USP of all the three devices will be the dual camera setup at the back. The tipster claims that the Moto G5S Plus will be priced at Rs. 17,999, the Moto X4 will be priced at Rs. 20,999, and the Moto Z2 Force will be priced at Rs. 38,999. There is no tangible timeline as to when all the smartphones will launch, except for the vague summer release, but all the smartphones are launching in India soon, according to the tipster.

Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4 Price in India Leaked, Tipped to Launch Soon

The Moto G5S Plus has been leaked on several occasions in the past hinting at an imminent launched. Leaks reveal that the smartphone may sport a dual camera setup, a front flash, and a round-shaped Home Button. Some of rumoured specifications of the Moto G5S Plus include 5.5-inch full-HD display, octa-core processor, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

 

Moto’s new ‘X’ series is also expected to get an addition with the Moto X4, however, this is the first time the device has been tipped anywhere. We know very little about this device as of now. The Moto Z2 Force image leaks in the past tip a similar design to the recently launched Moto Z2 Play and will come with support for Moto Mods as well. However, the big difference will be the dual camera setup at the back.

The Moto Z2 Force is expected to sport a ShatterShield screen and feature support for Gigabit LTE. As Gigabit LTE is currently supported only by Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Moto Z2 Force will feature the aforementioned processor if not a newer variant.

iPhone 8 Price, HTC 10 evo Launch, YouTube Go Comes to India, and More: Your 360 Daily Rohan Naravane, 09 February 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It doesn’t seem like the sell-kidney-for-iPhone jokes are going to stop
  • YouTube Go is a dedicated app for watching and sharing videos offline
  • SoftBank loses $300 million in India after investing in Ola, Snapdeal

The world has already had enough of the selling-kidney-to-buy-iPhone jokes, but unfortunately those may not stop, as the high-end variant of the iPhone 8 is said to cost $1,000 (roughly Rs. 68,000) in the US. If true, after all the taxes and duties added, this iPhone SKU might end up costing upwards of Rs. 80,000 in India. One of the reasons cited for the price bump is a switch to OLED displays instead of LCD. Fortunately, this is said to be the pricing of the highest-end model in the lineup, with a cheaper ‘iPhone 7s’ and ‘iPhone 7s Plus’ starting out at the usual $649.

Let’s move on to the remaining top stories of the day.

iPhone 8 Price, HTC 10 evo Launch, YouTube Go Comes to India, and More: Your 360 Daily

1) HTC 10 evo launched in India at Rs. 48,990
The HTC 10 evo is available for sale in the country at a price tag of Rs. 48,990. It’s got a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, water-resistance and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. What sticks sorely for this otherwise interesting high-end device is the use of the Snapdragon 810 chip from 2015, which was known for notorious heating issues in phones like the Xperia Z3+. We wonder at the response HTC will receive for the product.

2) YouTube Go launched in India for shareable, offline videos
A common sight when using public transport today in India is of people watching videos on their smartphones. To push YouTube adoption without paying for mobile data, the YouTube Go app is a standalone app from Google that lets you download videos and watch them offline later. It also has a convenient ‘send’ and ‘receive’ feature, that allows for transferring downloaded videos to other YouTube Go users locally, without using mobile data.

 

3) Android Wear 2.0 launched with two new LG smartwatches
After a delay of several months, the next major update to Android Wear – dubbed Android Wear 2.0 – is out. Two new watches from LG, namely the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, run this new operating system, while other compatible watches will get the update eventually. Android Wear 2.0 brings the Google Assistant to the wrist, along with other features like the ability to install apps directly on the watch, Android Pay integration, keyboard input, etc. Those LG watches mentioned above are priced at $249 (roughly Rs. 17,000) and $349 (roughly Rs. 24,000) respectively.

4) 170 days after its release, Android Nougat only runs on 1 percent of all Android devices
This should come as no surprise, considering there are many stakeholders in the Android update process. Android 7.0 Nougat, the most recent version of Android, despite being launched almost half a year ago, only runs on 1 percent of active Android devices. Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was out in 2014, is still the most used Android version to date.

5) SoftBank loses $350 million on India investments like Ola, Snapdeal
Japanese company Softbank has reported an investment loss of $350 million (roughly Rs. 2,345 crores) on its investments in India, which include cab-hailing service Ola and e-commerce platform Snapdeal. The Japanese firm has so far invested close to $2 billion in India and earlier this year it stated that it is looking to scale up investments to $10 billion in next 5-10 years.

6) 5G is official now, has its own logo
The 3GPP cellular standards group has officially christened the next generation of wireless communication technology as 5G. The logo has a familiar design as the official 4G logo that came before it. The final specifications of 5G are said to complete by 2018, with the next phase being completed by 2020.

7) Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon argue GST’s tax collection at source provision
At a press conference organised by FICCI on Thursday, the heads of Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal all found common cause as they expressed their worries about the TCS (Tax Collection at Source) provision of the GST (Goods and Services Tax). Under this provision, online marketplaces are responsible for collecting – and paying – taxes on behalf of their sellers. This is something that all three companies, the major players in the e-commerce space in India, are against, as they argue it will hamper the growth of e-commerce.

8) Idea Money Adopts USSD-based digital payments
Idea Cellular today said it has enabled USSD-based platform for shopkeepers and customers to conduct digital transactions using Idea Money service. USSD is mobile short code that enables financial and banking transactions even on feature phones.

Robotics Are Helping Paralysed People Walk Again, but the Price Tag Is Huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again.

A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised alone. Life in a wheelchair was not an option.

“I needed to be the best mom I could be,” Barnes said. “I needed to be up and moving.”

So she threw herself into physical therapy, convinced she would one day run again. Soon she realised that wasn’t a reality.

Although she wore a brave face, “I would save my moments of crying for my room,” she said.

Robotics Are Helping Paralysed People Walk Again, but the Price Tag Is Huge

About a year later, hope resurfaced when she learned of the ReWalk system, a battery-powered robotic exoskeleton that attaches to the legs and lower back. It contains motors at the knee and hip joints and sensors to help it adjust with each footfall. While wearing the device and holding two forearm crutches, someone with complete lower-limb paralysis can walk.

Rehabilitation centers often employ such devices in physical therapy, which is how Barnes first encountered one at the Baylor Tom Landry Center, a rehab clinic in Dallas. After seven months without being able to stand, she did. Then she took a step as she began to learn how to walk again.

In 2014, the ReWalk system became the first personal robotic exoskeleton approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The following year, the Department of Veterans Affairs agreed to cover the exoskeletons for qualifying vets. Meanwhile, several companies began touting similar devices. For example, Ekso makes units used to rehabilitate people after spinal cord injury or stroke.

Health insurers, however, generally don’t cover the expensive equipment.

After working with the ReWalk system at her rehab center, Barnes,who uses a wheelchair at home to get around, decided she wanted one of her own. But Tricare, her insurer, denied the request.

In a statement, Tricare said it “does not cover these devices for use on a personal basis due to concerns with their safety and efficacy. This is particularly important due to the vulnerability of paralysed users in the event of a fall.”

Two years and countless no’s later, Barnes still doesn’t have one because, according to Tricare, it isn’t “medically necessary.”

Barnes strongly disagrees.

“This is medically necessary,” she said. If she had one of the devices, “I’d be able to go to the bathroom. I would be able to walk around, exercise in it. I would love to be able to stand up and cook things in my microwave or on my stove.”

She paused before adding, “I would no longer have to look up at my son.”

The ReWalk Personal 6.0 System costs, on average, $81,000 (roughly Rs. 52 lakhs). Ottobock’s C-Brace is priced at $75,000 (roughly Rs. 48 lakhs). For the Indego Personal, which received FDA approval last year, it is $98,000 (roughly Rs. 63 lakhs).

About 28 percent of the more than 5.2 million Americans living with paralysis survive on an annual household income of less than $15,000 (roughly Rs. 9.6 lakhs), according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The basic expenses of living with paraplegia are, on average, $519,520 (roughly Rs. 3.3 crores) in the first year and $68,821 (roughly Rs. 44 lakhs) each subsequent year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Furthermore, only 34.3 percent of people are employed 20 years after a paralysis-causing injury.

To date, ReWalk has sold only 118 personal devices in the United States.

Some people do get devices covered by insurance, but it can be an onerous process, as evidenced by Mark Delamere Jr. The Boston native, 19, was paralysed in a car accident in 2013, on the third day of his freshman year of high school.

Like Barnes, he thought he would never walk again. Like Barnes, with the help of a robotic exoskeleton, he did. Unlike Barnes, though, he has an exoskeleton at home.

But for two of his teenage years, he sat in a wheelchair while his family filed claims and appealed denials.

 

“They don’t really classify these things with the purpose of you getting better, because they think the injury is never going to change,” his father, Mark Sr., said.

Eventually, though, Mark Jr. got approved by his insurance company and received the ReWalk, which he uses for at-home therapy and just to “walk around the house and the neighborhood, up and down the street.” Asked to describe the feeling, he was at a loss for words.

“It’s kind of crazy,” he said. “It just feels kind of – I don’t really know. It feels so different.”

But his story is rare. “People are paying out of pocket or fundraising” for exoskeletons, said Dan Kara, research director for robotics at ABI Research, a technology analysis and consultant company.

The price of the devices exceeds their value in the eyes of insurers, which “want to be able to prove they actually improve quality of life and utility,” said Howard Forman, a Yale professor of diagnostic radiology and public health. “Utility” means that an exoskeleton would provide a medical benefit beyond simply helping people move around and complete daily tasks.

Virginia Tech researchers found that these devices, by getting otherwise immobilized people to move around, can help them manage spasticity – a continuous contraction of muscles, which can be quite painful – and improve bowel function. Barnes said when she was training with the exoskeleton, tending to her bowels took about 20 minutes each day, not the customary hour.

One major concern is how relatively untested the technology is outside the controlled environment of a rehabilitation facility. Indeed, they don’t always work as planned.

Stacey Kozal, a 42-year-old Ohio resident, was paralyzed from the waist down after what she said was a devastating flare-up of lupus. For more than a year, she fought with her insurance provider, Anthem, in hopes of obtaining Ottobock C-Braces. These devices have bendable knee joints equipped with sensors that “measure the current position of the joint every .02 seconds,” according to Ottobock’s website. A built-in microprocessor adjusts ankle pressure while a hydraulic system moves the knee to help the user place her foot down in the right place.

Eventually, Anthem agreed to cover a C-Brace for each leg, which Kozal used to hike the Appalachian Trail, where limitations revealed themselves. The battery required constant recharging. Rain was problematic because the C-Brace isn’t waterproof.

While she plans to wear her C-Braces around the house, she’s now hiking the Pacific Crest Trail using old-fashioned braces that lock her legs in place. She uses her core, hips and upper body to swing her legs forward, and she keeps her balance with the aid of forearm crutches. C-Braces are heavier than traditional devices, so when their batteries died on the Appalachian Trail, they made it more difficult for her to move around.

Another major issue for insurers, though, is the price. But Forman said, “Though these technologies are incredibly expensive now, we have all kinds of evidence that eventually . . . they can become affordable to anyone.”

Indeed, some entrepreneurs are working on cheaper solutions. Silicon Valley start-up SuitX created a lightweight model called the Phoenix. While most exoskeletons have motors powering each joint, the Phoenix simply uses two hip motors. Even so, if approved by the FDA, the device would cost $40,000, according to SuitX.

“The rehabilitation marketplace is limited by the number of people who have these conditions,” Kara said. The exoskeletons are “basically handcrafted, which is expensive. If you could up the volume, you could lower the price.”

The key would be expanding the user base. One way to do that, he noted, is to sell the devices for purposes other than rehabilitation. Warehouse workers might wear them to assist with lifting heavy loads. Some companies are already testing this idea: Lowe’s, for example, recently outfitted several of employees with exoskeletons as part of a pilot program.

The worldwide market for exoskeletons – $97 million now (roughly Rs. 624 crores) – is expected to grow to $1.9 billion (roughly Rs. 12,232 crores) by 2025, according to ABI Research.

Kara compared the prospects for exoskeletons to the growth of LiDAR, which uses pulsed lasers to record topographic features. For years, researchers used LiDAR to create 3D maps of the Earth, but it was expensive. However, the rise of self-driving cars, which use the technology to navigate roadways, fostered improvements in the technology. As a result, Kara said, the price of LiDAR systems has begun to fall and is “expected to drop dramatically, from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of dollars or less.”

Waiting for exoskeleton prices to drop is tremendously frustrating, Barnes said. “We take so much for granted when we don’t have physical problems,” she said. “Like just being able to reach up and grab something in my laundry cabinet without having to break my neck to get it.”

She isn’t ready to just accept that she – and others who will face these issues – might never get a sense of greater normalcy.

“My biggest reason for standing up tall to them is I want to do it for all those behind me,” she said. “The more it gets approved, the more it can’t get denied.”

Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs Vivo V5: Price in India, Specifications Compared

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon in India
  • The smartphone will be up for registrations from July 14
  • It has been priced at Rs. 14,999

Nokia 6, priced in India at Rs. 14,999, has been launched in India and you can register for the first sale on Amazon India starting July 14. The smartphone has several factors in its favour, such as the stock Android Nougat experience, big screen, metal body, elegant design and the Nokia brand. However, in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment, the new Nokia 6 will find some tough competition, such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB + 64GB), Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and Vivo V5. The aforementioned smartphones are currently available at Rs. 12,999, Rs. 15,050, and Rs. 15,299 respectively in India.

Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs Vivo V5: Price in India, Specifications Compared

While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Vivo V5 smartphones offer more RAM than the Nokia 6, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with same memory but larger battery. If you are confused regarding if Nokia 6 is the right smartphone for you or whether you should pick another model, we will help you figure out if it has other the features to match its competition.

Nokia 6

Nokia 6, the best-specced of the Nokia Android phones released so far, runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD 2.5D screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a fingerprint sensor right below the display. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, Nokia 6 comes with a 16-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies.

The new Nokia Android phone comes with 32GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. Nokia 6 houses a 3000mAh battery, features a 6000 series aluminium body, and has inbuilt dual speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G, and 4G.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

In this price segment, it would be unfair to start with any other smartphone for comparison than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Xiaomi smartphone is currently available in India in three variants, 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. As the 4GB RAM variant is closest to Nokia 6 in terms of pricing, available at Rs. 12,999, we will be considering it for the comparison with new Nokia offering.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. Its rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The Redmi Note 4 front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB). The connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G.

 

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Moving to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy J7 Prime features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB (with OTG), and a 3.5mm audio jack. It houses a 3300mAh battery and measures 151.5×74.9×8.1mm.

Vivo V5

Vivo V5 is a selfie-focused smartphone, and its highlight is its 20-megapixel front camera that is accompanied by a ‘Moonlight Glow’ light meant to improve low-light photography. It bears an f/2.0 aperture, a Sony IMX376 sensor, and a 5P lens. It also bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a single-LED flash and PDAF.

The dual-SIM (hybrid dual-SIM configuration) Vivo V5 smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. The connectivity options on the V5 include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. It houses a 3000mAh battery.

Now that you know more about Nokia 6 and its competition, it is fairly clear that the competition offers some powerful specs in comparison to the smartphone. However, the real choice you will have to make is whether you are ready to compromise on specs offered on sheets for the nostalgia factor. We will learn more about Nokia 6 and its performance in the coming days and let you know in our review if the smartphone is worth the wait or not

NOKIA 6 VS VIVO V5 VS SAMSUNG GALAXY J7 PRIME VS XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4 COMPARISON

Nokia 6
Vivo V5
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Rs. 14,999Buy Now Rs. 15,600Buy Now Rs. 15,050Buy Now
Rs. 16,990Buy Now Rs. 15,490Buy Now
Rs. 16,990Buy Now Rs. 15,490Buy Now Rs. 10,999Buy Now
Compare Nokia 6 Compare Vivo V5 Compare Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
RATINGS
Overall NDTV Rating
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Battery Life Rating
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GENERAL
Alternate names Six
Release date January 2017 November 2016 September 2016 August 2016
Dimensions (mm) 154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85 153.80 x 75.50 x 7.55 151.50 x 74.90 x 8.10 151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 167.00 154.00 167.00 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000 3000 3300 4100
Removable battery No No No No
Colours Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper Crown Gold, Grey Gold, Black Gold, Grey, Matte Black
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403 401 401
HARDWARE
Processor 1.1GHz octa-core 1.5GHz octa-core 1.6GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor MediaTek MT6750 Exynos 7870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 3GB 4GB 3GB 4GB
Internal storage 32GB 32GB 16GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128 128 256 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 16-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 20-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 7.0 Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Skin FunTouch 2.6 MIUI 8
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.00 Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10
NFC Yes No No No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
SIM1
SIM Type Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM2
SIM Type Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes No No
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes No Yes
Gyroscope Yes No No Yes
Barometer No No No No
Temperature sensor No No No No

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 Power: Price in India, Specifications Compared

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nokia 3 is priced at Rs. 9,499
  • The smartphone will be available offline only
  • The Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat

The Nokia 3, priced in India at Rs. 9,499, has finally been launched in the country and will be available to purchase starting this Friday from offline stores. It is the cheapest of the three Nokia Android phones launched todayin the country, and has its work cut out in the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market. With the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment overcrowded in India, Nokia 3 is up for tough competition from brands like Xiaomi, Oppo, and even Lenovo. We pit the Nokia 3 against the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Oppo A37 and Lenovo K6 Power to see if it stands tall amidst the competition or not, and how it fares compared to other budget smartphones in India.

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 Power: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 Power price in India

Starting with the price in India, Nokia 3 has been launched at Rs. 9,499, and will be available offline only. To compare, the Redmi 4 model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is priced at Rs. 8,999. This variant is up for grabs on Mi.com and Amazon India exclusively via flash sales. The Oppo A37 is currently available on Amazon India for Rs. 9,848, and Lenovo K6 Power is up for grabs for Rs. 9,999 on Flipkart.

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 specifications

While the full comparison of specifications is in the table below, the big difference seen is that Nokia 3 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software. However, Nokia 3 sports a MediaTek processor, while the others pack different Snapdragon SoCs. Battery capacity on the Nokia 3 is also less when compared to the 4000mAh plus batteries on Lenovo and Xiaomi variants.

While the Nokia 3 seems to lack in a few specifications, especially when compared to the Redmi 4, its offline availability will be welcome, as will be latest version of Android (with promise for regular updates). Xiaomi Redmi 4 is still going out of stock within minutes in flash sales, and the Nokia 3 could be a good alternative, though we will hold our judgement until we’d had a chance to review the phone.

Check out the full Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 Power comparison:

NOKIA 3 VS XIAOMI REDMI 4 VS LENOVO K6 POWER VS OPPO A37 COMPARISON

Nokia 3
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Lenovo K6 Power
Oppo A37
Rs. 9,499Buy Now Rs. 6,999Buy Now Rs. 9,200Buy Now
Rs. 11,199Buy Now Rs. 9,080Buy Now
Rs. 9,999Buy Now Rs. 9,848Buy Now
Compare Nokia 3 Compare Xiaomi Redmi 4 Compare Lenovo K6 Power Compare Oppo A37
RATINGS
Overall NDTV Rating
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GENERAL
Release date February 2017 November 2016 September 2016 June 2016
Dimensions (mm) 143.40 x 71.40 x 8.48 139.30 x 69.90 x 8.65 141.90 x 70.30 x 9.30 143.10 x 71.00 x 7.68
Weight (g) 150.00 145.00 136.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2650 4100 4000 2630
Removable battery No No No No
Colours Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White Gold, Black Gold, Dark Grey, Silver Gold, Grey
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Resolution 720×1280 pixels 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 296 441 293
HARDWARE
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core 1.4GHz octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek 6737 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 2GB 3GB 3GB 2GB
Internal storage 16GB 32GB 32GB 16GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128 128 128 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 8-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 8-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 7.0 Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0.1 Android 5.1
Skin MIUI 8 Vibe Pure UI ColorOS 3.0
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes No No No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
SIM1
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM2
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No No No
Temperature sensor No No No No
Nokia 3

Nokia 3

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Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2650mAh

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  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good looks and build quality
  • Decent display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bad
  • No fast charging support
  • Cameras could have been better
  • No dedicated microSD card slot
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    Rs. 11,199
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    Rs. 9,999
Oppo A37

Oppo A37

Rs. 9,080
Buy
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.2GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2630mAh

BUY AT
  • Oppo A37 (Gold, 16GB)
    Rs. 9,080
  • Oppo A37 (Gold, 16GB) –
    Rs. 9,200
  • Oppo A37 (Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 9,848

Nokia 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Vivo Y55s vs Moto G5: Price in India, Specifications Compared

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs. 12,899
  • The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • The Nokia 5 will go on pre order from July 7

The Nokia 5, launched alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6, is heading to the Indian market in July. Priced at Rs. 12,899, Nokia 5 is set to compete in the heavily crowded mid-range segment in India. At this price range, Nokia 5 is going to face heavy competition especially from the Redmi Note 4, Vivo Y55s and the Moto G5 smartphones in India. All four smartphones feature specifications and features rather similar to each other’s, but there are a few differences that give one or the other a leg up in the race to pique the buyers’ interest. We pit the Nokia 5 against Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (3GB + 32GB), Vivo V5, and Motorola’s Moto G5 to ascertain which is the right device for you.

Nokia 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Vivo Y55s vs Moto G5: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Nokia 5 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Vivo Y55s vs Moto G5 price in India

As mentioned above, Nokia 5 is priced in India at Rs. 12,899, and will be available for pre-booking starting July 7 through offline channels. In comparison, the Redmi Note 4 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 12,999 and is made available on Flipkart and Mi.com through flash sales. The Moto G5 is priced at Rs. 11,999 making it the cheapest of the lot, and is available on Amazon India and offline channels as well. Lastly, the Vivo Y55s smartphone is priced at Rs. 12,490 in India, and is available across the country through online and offline channels.

Nokia 5 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Vivo Y55s vs Moto G5 specifications

The Nokia 5 shines on the software front with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, while the Moto G5 also sports the Android 7.0 Nougat version, not lagging behind. The other two offer Android Marshmallow with their own skins on top. The only smartphone that does not have a fingerprint sensor in this lot is the Vivo Y55s smartphone. In all the other specification comparisons, the four smartphones fight neck to neck, with Nokia 5 lagging behind slightly in screen resolution, and RAM. It’s worth noting that the Nokia 5 has an 8-megapixel front camera, while the others sport a 5-megapixel front sensor.

Nokia 5 fights well on paper, but offers only 16GB of internal storage, while the Redmi Note 4 offers 64GB in the same price range. The big pain point for the Xiaomi phone is its availability, and if you can’t get your hands on one till July 7, you could consider pre-ordering the Nokia 5 instead, though we suggest you stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for detailed review of the Nokia 5 before you make a decision.

Check out the full comparison of the Nokia 5 vs Redmi Note 4 vs Vivo Y55s vs Moto G5 below:

VIVO Y55S VS NOKIA 5 VS MOTOROLA MOTO G5 VS XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4 COMPARISON

Vivo Y55s
Nokia 5
Motorola Moto G5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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RATINGS
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for money Rating
GENERAL
Release date February 2017 February 2017 February 2017 August 2016
Dimensions (mm) 147.90 x 72.90 x 7.50 149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05 144.30 x 73.00 x 9.50 151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 142.00 145.00 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2730 3000 2800 4100
Removable battery No No Yes No
Colours Gold, Space Grey Tempered Blue, Copper, Matte Black, Silver Lunar Grey, Fine Gold Gold, Grey, Matte Black
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.20 5.20 5.00 5.50
Resolution 1280×720 pixels 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441 401
HARDWARE
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 3GB 2GB 3GB 4GB
Internal storage 16GB 16GB 16GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 128 128 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0 Android 7.1.1 Android 7.0 Android 6.0
Skin Funtouch OS 3.0 MIUI 8
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.10
NFC No No No No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
SIM1
SIM Type Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM2
SIM Type Micro-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer No Yes No No
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No No No
Temperature sensor No No No No
Nokia 5

Nokia 5

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

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    Rs. 11,699
  • Oppo Mirror 3 (White, 8GB)
    Rs. 11,640
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    Rs. 11,799
Motorola Moto G5

Motorola Moto G5

Rs. 11,999
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Light and easy to grip
  • Stock Android Nougat
  • Decent camera
  • Image backups via Google Photos for two years
  • Bad
  • Heating issues
  • Average battery performance
BUY AT
  • Motorola Moto G5 (Lunar Grey, 16GB) –
    Rs. 11,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Rs. 10,999
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Solid build quality
  • Great battery performance
  • Decent cameras
  • Bad
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Too much software bloat
BUY AT
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Gold, 32GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs. 10,999
Vivo Y55s

Vivo Y55s

Rs. 11,140
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good battery life
  • Slim and light
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Bad
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Forgettable design
  • Average cameras
  • Weak SoC for the price
  • Lacks reinforced glass
BUY AT
  • Vivo Y55s (Crown Gold, 16GB)
    Rs. 11,140
  • Vivo Y55s (Crown Gold, 16GB)
    Rs. 11,200
  • Vivo Y55s (Space Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 11,990

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and Features

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is priced at Rs. 17,900
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Rs. 20,900
  • Both the smartphones will be available via offline stores

Samsung has unveiled two new ‘J’  series smartphones, the Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro, at an event in New Delhi. The South Korean giant has teamed up with Reliance Jio to offer up to 120GB of additional data to buyers of the Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max. The former comes with Samsung Pay service seen on the likes of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, while the latter includes a new service that Samsung is calling Samsung Pay Mini.Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and Features

The Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max sport a slim metal unibody design with no bezel on the left and right edges of the smartphone. There is a Home Button in the front with the fingerprint scanner underneath. The volume keys are on the left edge while the power button sits on the right edge of the smartphones. Both the smartphones come in Gold and Black colour options.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max price in India, release date
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro are priced at Rs. 17,900 and Rs. 20,900 respectively. The phones will be available via offline retail and Samsung’s online store, with the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max going on sale from June 20, while the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro will be made available sometime in mid-July. Both the smartphones come in Gold and Black colour options.

Samsung Pay Mini
Samsung Pay Mini, which makes its debut with the Galaxy J7 Max, is a toned-down version of the Samsung Pay mobile payments standard. It is meant for phones that do not have in-built NFC. It doesn’t work with regular swiping machines for ’tap and pay’ offline payments, but supports mobile wallets and UPI for online payments.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max specifications
Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage is further expandable via a microSD card slot as well.

 

As for optics, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max packs a 13-megapixel rear and front sensors with f/1.7 aperture and f/1.9 aperture respectively, and flash support on both ends. There’s also a smart glow mode around the rear camera that gives you alerts for notifications when they arrive. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max packs a 3300mAh battery, and connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth support. The smartphone is only 8.1mm thick.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro specifications
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 128GB). The smartphone packs a 3600mAh battery and is IP54 certified for being splash proof. It supports dual-SIM slots, USB Type-C port, and 4G LTE. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is 7.9mm thick.samsung galaxy j7 pro ndtv 143917 133909 1242 Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

13-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3600mAh

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  • Vivo V5s (Crown Gold, 64GB)
    Rs. 18,990
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Prime (Gold, 128GB) –
    Rs. 19,999
  • OPPO F3 (Gold, 64GB, 4GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs. 19,990
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

13-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3300mAh

Also See
  • Vivo V5s (Crown Gold, 64GB)
    Rs. 18,990
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus (Lunar Grey, 32GB) –
    Rs. 16,998
  • SAMSUNG Galaxy J7 Prime (Gold, 32GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 16,900

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, J7 Pro Launched, OnePlus 5 Price Leak, Reliance Jio Growth Slows, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and J7 Pro run Android Nougat
  • OnePlus 5 might cost $479 (about Rs. 30,800)
  • Reliance Jio added 3.87 million new subscribers in April

Samsung launched two mid-range Android phones in its J-series on Wednesday in New Delhi. They are called the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, which costs Rs. 17,900, and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, which comes in at Rs. 20,900. While the former will be available June 20, the latter won’t go on sale until mid-July, weirdly. Both run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat underneath. Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer up to 120GB of additional data. Both phones also have Samsung Pay digital payments service, though it’s scaled down as Samsung Pay Mini (no card functionality) on Galaxy J7 Max, since it doesn’t have NFC capability.

In terms of specifications, Samsung Galaxy J7 Max gives you a 5.7-inch full-HD display, powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, with 4GB RAM. It has 32GB internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear (f/1.7) and front (f/1.9) camera, with flash on both ends as well. There’s a 3,300mAh battery inside. The Galaxy J7 Pro, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display, powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC, with 3GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card. The phone has the same camera and flash setup. There’s a 3,600mAh battery inside.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, J7 Pro Launched, OnePlus 5 Price Leak, Reliance Jio Growth Slows, and More: Your 360 Daily

OnePlus 5 price, specifications leaked once again
Less than a week ahead of its global launch, the OnePlus 5 has faced more leaks. This time, it’s the price, specifications, and pictures of the new flagship from the Chinese manufacturer. According to a blog, the OnePlus 5 will start at $479 (about Rs. 30,800). In India, the phone is expected to start from Rs. 32,999 for the base variant. Meanwhile, registrations for the phone have been opened on Chinese ecommerce website JD.com. If you register, you’ll be able to take part in a flash sale on June 22, the listing says.

The same website also provided the specifications and images, which show that the OnePlus 5 will indeed look similar to the iPhone 7 Plus in terms of its design, and rear camera setup. It will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat on a 5.5-inch full-HD display, with two RAM options: 6GB and 8GB. OnePlus has already confirmed the presence of Snapdragon 835, so there’s no point debating about that. The OnePlus 5’s camera setup will most likely have a 20-megapixel f/2.6 and 16-megapixel f/1.7 sensors on the back, and a 16-megapixel sensor on the front. The phone is also said to have a 3,300mAh battery.

Reliance Jio’s growth was slowest in April
According to TRAI data, Reliance Jio experienced its slowest growth in April, though its numbers were ahead of all competitors. It added 3.87 million new subscribers to take its total up to 112.55 million, with Airtel (2.85m), BSNL (0.81m), and Vodafone (0.75m) following behind. The total number of telecom subscribers in India now stands at 1198.89 million, after an increase of 4.31 million over March.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly launch mid-August
Samsung isn’t shying away from the Note brand after last year’s Note 7 debacle, with the Galaxy Note 8 expected to arrive mid-August, as per a new report. A launch in that month would give it a head start on the iPhone, something Samsung has always been keen on with its Note series.

Meanwhile, a tipster on Weibo has revealed the Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual camera setup on the back. Some section of the consumers were disappointed with the lack of rear camera upgrade on the Galaxy S8/ S8+, and it seems Samsung is happy to oblige with the upcoming new smartphone.

LG G6 now available at Rs. 38,990 in India
LG’s latest flaghship – the LG G6 – arrived in India at the tail end of April, and it’s already seeing interesting price drops. The phone is now available at a Rs. 13,000 discount, which puts the price of LG G6 at Rs. 38,9990. There are two caveats though: only Amazon Prime members can avail the offer, and it’s only applicable to Ice Platinum and Astro Black colour options. There are a couple of other offers as well – for Bajaj Finance card owners, and Reliance Jio extra data – which you can check out here.

Intel invests Rs. 1,100 crore in Bengaluru R&D centre
Intel is putting in Rs. 1,100 crore with its upcoming Bengaluru R&D centre, the company’s India GM Nivruti Rai said in a press conference on Wednesday. Set on an eight-acre campus in the city’s south-east suburbs, it’s also expected to add 3,000 jobs over the next year and a half. This is in addition to the $2 billion (roughly Rs. 12,852 crores) Intel has already invested until 2016.

Google hires Apple chip architect to help with Pixel
Google is looking to drive up its in-house product innovation, and it has hired Apple’s long-time chip architect Manu Gulati to do just that. Gulati announced the job change publicly on his LinkedIn profile on Tuesday, stating that he now works as Google’s “Lead SoC Architect”. He has over 27 years of experience in the industry.

One of the biggest reasons for iPhone’s success is the home-grown nature of its chips, something Samsung has started to emulate with its own Exynos line. Google had earlier shown interest in doing so, and Gulati’s hiring shows that it’s very much on that path now. Expect the Pixel phones to have Google’s home-made chip designs in the near future.

Meanwhile, a leak discovered by 9To5Google and Android Police’s sources have revealed that the Pixel 2 might be manufactured by LG. The nitty-gritty has to do with a bug entry filed by an LG employee for a device codenamed Taimen, which seems to be the internal name for Pixel XL successor. If you didn’t already know, HTC made the first Pixel line.

Instagram’s Archive feature now rolling out to everyone
Instagram’s Archive feature, which lets you store away previously-shared photos to a private section, is now rolling out to all users worldwide. Think of it as Facebook’s “Only Me” setting, which means you don’t have to delete something if you’d rather just hide it from everyone. To access it, you’ll need the latest 10.21 version of the Instagram app, on Android and iOS.

IRCTC offers Rs. 50 cashback for mVisa payments
As part of a digital payment promotion running till September 4, IRCTC is offering Rs. 50 cashback to travellers who use the new mVisa payment option. To do so, you’ll need to first get the mVisa app on your smartphone, link your Visa debit/credit card, and then scan the mVisa QR code on the IRCTC website.

Uber CEO takes indefinite leave, and Yahoo CEO steps down after Verizon takeover
Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has decided to take time away from the company, after a months-long internal investigation pointed out the various flaws in Uber’s work culture. In an email to staff, he said he needed to become a better leader to run the highly-valued Silicon Valley startup.

Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ended her five-year reign after her position was made redundant due to Verizon’s completion of its takeover of the once Internet giant. She will receive a compensation package estimated to be worth about $125 million (roughly Rs. 804 crores).

 

India Price of New iPad and Mac Models Apple Announced at WWDC 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro price in India starts at Rs. 52,900
  • New iMac models start at Rs. 90,900; Retina models at Rs. 1,07,900
  • MacBook Air price in India is unchanged

Gadgets 360 has learnt the India pricing of the new products unveiled at WWDC on Monday. Apple is in the process of updating its India website and some of the prices are already on the respective product pages as well. Let’s take a detailed look at the India price of the new iPad Pro models, and the MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iMac updates that were announced in San Jose.

iPad Pro price in India

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro starts at Rs. 52,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, Rs. 60,900 for 256GB, and Rs. 76,900 for the 512GB model. The premium for Wi+Fi cellular variants is Rs. 11,000 for each storage capacity, so the models cost Rs. 63,900 (64GB), Rs. 71,900 (256GB), and Rs. 87,900 (512GB).

Pricing for the two entry-level Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro models remains unchanged, though you get double the storage. The top-end variants have seen some price bumps, though you are getting a lot more storage in return. The Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro 12.9-inch is priced at Rs. 65,900 (64GB), Rs. 73,900 (256GB), and Rs. 89,900 (512GB), while there’s a premium of Rs. 11,000 for the corresponding Wi+Cellular models.

India Price of New iPad and Mac Models Apple Announced at WWDC 2017

MacBook Air price in India

Price for the MacBook Air – which receive a minor speed bump, from 1.6GHz Core i5 Broadwell chip (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) to 1.8GHz Core i5 Broadwell chip (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) – remains unchanged at Rs. 80,900 and Rs. 96,900 for the 128GB and 256GB SSD storage variants respectively.

MacBook Pro price in India

The 13-inch MacBook Pro without TouchBar now starts at Rs. 1,09,900 instead of Rs. 1,29,900, though you get only 128GB SSD storage compared to 256GB earlier. The 256GB variant will set you back by Rs. 1,26,900. The 13-inch MacBook Pro TouchBar models are cheaper by Rs. 1,000 each at Rs. 1,54,900 and Rs. 1,71,900 respectively for the 256GB and 512GB SSD storage variants.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar still starts at Rs. 2,05,900, while at Rs. 2,39,900, the top-end model is now cheaper by Rs. 2,000. All MacBook Pro models have been updated with Intel Kaby Lake chips.

MacBook price in India

The 12” MacBook – the one with a single USB Type-C port – has received minor price cuts as well and is now priced at Rs. 1,09,900 for the 256GB SSD variant (Rs. 1,12,900 earlier) and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 512GB SSD model (Rs. 1,39,900 earlier). The MacBook too has received Kaby Lake processors, 50 percent faster SSDs, and the same keyboard that shipped in the MacBook Pros last year.

imac price in India iMac price in India

iMac price in India

The iMac range now starts at Rs. 90,900 for the 21.5-inch non-Retina model, a price drop of Rs. 1,000, though you do get newer internals. The 21.5-inch Retina iMac with the newer display and updated innards now starts at Rs. 1,07,900, compared to Rs. 1,23,900 for the earlier starting price of the Retina iMac range.

The new entry-level Retina iMac comes with 1TB of 5400rpm hard disk, but by spending an extra Rs. 17,000 i.e. Rs. 1,24,900 you can get a 1TB Fusion Drive – Apple’s flash storage + HDD hybrid – and a faster processor, as well as a better graphics card.

The 27.5-inch Retina iMac starting price is unchanged at Rs. 1,48,900, while the two higher-end configurations are expensive by Rs. 1,000 each at Rs. 1,65,900, and Rs. 1,89,900 respectively. Of course all of these models have the newer display, better processors, Fusion Drive, and new graphics cards as well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Price, Specifications Tipped in New Leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Price, Specifications Tipped in New Leaks

  • Benchmark results point at Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • Expected to sport 4GB of RAM, instead of 6GB
  • Galaxy Note 7 will switch to USB Type-C port

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7 is nearing its launch date, and numerous leaks have outlined several details about the phablet already. Now, a fresh set of leaks give us more details on the Galaxy Note 7, while also hinting that an upgraded Gear VR headset will also be launched alongside. There’s also a report tipping the price of the handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to shift to the USB-Type C port that Google has recently been pushing with its Marshmallow platform lead devices – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. This shift to a new port will render the old Gear VR headset useless, as it comes with a Micro-USB port. To address this is a new VR headset with a model number SM-R323, claims Galaxyclub.nl, pointing to an import-export listing on Zauba. The headset is expected to succeed the old Gear VR (model number SM-R322) and come with a new USB-Type C connectivity, and space for the new phablet size.

With Samsung’s constant push into VR, this move seems to be logical. The Korean tech giant recently even introduced a website dedicated to virtual reality content for users to upload and share content. Presumably, the headset will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 7, and may be sold in a bundle for a discounted additional cost.

After being spotted on AnTuTu, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has now allegedly been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database as well. The results reiterate the same specifications as its counterpart AnTuTu. According to the benchmark test, the phablet (model number SM-N930V) is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. This is in contrast to previous rumours that hint at Samsung’s own Exynos 8893 processor (or a Snapdragon 821 SoC) paired with a 6GB RAM. However, the tested phablet could just be a mock device for carrier testing, and these might not be the final specifications of the device.

Finally, Sammobile tips that the Galaxy Note 7 will be priced starting from EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 63.000) in Europe, which is EUR 50 more than the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung is expected to launch the phablet on August 2 at an Unpacked event, however no official invites have been rolled out yet. The phablet is said to sport an iris scanner in the front, which will essentially enable users to unlock their smartphones just by looking at it. Collating previous leaks, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants. It may run on Android Marshmallow, sport a USB Type-C port, and don a dual-edged display exclusively. It is tipped to sport a 6-inch display QHD Super Amoled display, and offer storage options at 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (with the choice to expand as well). Additionally, there is expected to be a 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3600mAh battery on the phablet.