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Jio Phone to Increase ARPU in the Long Term: ICRA

Flagging concerns on the success of the new feature phone offering – JioPhone – from Reliance Jio, rating agency ICRA on Tuesday said it’s positive from an ARPU (average revenue per user) perspective, while rival Crisil estimated a massive slowdown in data usage growth to 4X in the next five years from the …

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Intex Aqua Power IV With 4000mAh Battery, 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 5,499

Intex on Wednesday launched the Aqua Power IV smartphone in India at Rs. 5,499. The most notable features of the budget smartphone are its massive 4000mAh battery and 4G VoLTE support. It will be made available in Gold and Black colour variants. The Intex Aqua Power IV runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and …

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MIUI 9 Launched: Download Date, New Features, and More

Xiaomi has unveiled MIUI 9, the much-anticipated new version of its MIUI custom Android ROM. MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and apart from Nougat features like split screen, it boasts of faster app launch times, a more dynamic resource allocation for a fluid experience, and other smart …

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Moto Z2 Force With ShatterShield Display, 6GB of RAM Launched Alongside Moto 360 Camera Mod

Lenovo has launched a new flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force . Like the previous ‘Force’ smartphone in the Moto Z series, the Moto Z2 Force Edition – as the company calls it – sports a ShatterShield display that’s guaranteed not to crack or shatter. As rumoured, the smartphone also bears dual rear …

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Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine SDK to Enable Better Optimisation for AI

Artificial intelligence and neural networks have been at the core of almost every technological breakthrough that has come out in the last one year. Considering this, Qualcomm has now released its Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK that allows developers to accelerate the deep neural network or AI-type workloads on devices that have …

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Vivo India Says Greater Noida Unit Layoffs Part of Right-Sizing Operations

Vivo India on Wednesday said that the layoffs at its manufacturing unit in Greater Noida are in line with the company’s business decision. Reacting to earlier media reports, the China-based smartphone maker said: “We look at staffing the right size in various divisions to improve productivity. The layoff is in line …

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Huawei Leads China’s Smartphone Market as Xiaomi Pips Apple: Canalys

Domestic smartphone shipments have fallen by 3 percent to 11 million in the second quarter of this year after six consecutive quarters of growth, with Huawei leading the market, shipping over 23 million smartphones, new research said on Wednesday. According to a survey conducted by global market research firm Canalys, Oppo had to settle …

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Nokia 3310 (2017) 3G Variant Spotted on Certification Site

While we wait for HMD Global to unveil the Nokia 8 next month, we’ve got two more Nokia-related stories for you in the meantime. A recent US FCC certification hints that you may just see a 3G variant of the recently revamped Nokia 3310 (2017) alongside the launch of the Nokia 8. Meanwhile, the Silver colour …

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LG G6 Leaked Live Image Hints at Dual-Camera, Shiny Back, and More

LG’s rumoured G6 flagship smartphone has been spotted again in a live image indicating shiny black rear panel presence and more. The upcoming LG G6 previously has been leaked multiple times in the past, suggesting the design of the upcoming smartphone. Now Business Insider has shared an image which is …

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Moto G5 Release Date Rumoured to Be Shortly After Launch at MWC 2017

Moto G5, one of the two Moto handsets rumoured to debut at MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this month, is said to go on sale shortly after its launch. The latest leak on the matter says that the Moto G5 will be released in the UK from the first week …