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Infinix Zero 3 is Infinix’s Most Powerful Device To Date

Infinix Zero 3 is Infinix’s Most Powerful Device To Date

Infinix recently celebrated their one year anniversary in Pakistan and have been continuing to create strides ever since. This year the company again impressed with a bunch of devices catered to different users including the Hot 3, Note 2 and the fan favorite Zero 3 which also happens to be the company’s flagship device of the year. Today we are going to talk about the Zero 3 and take an in depth look at what I like to call the “budget friendly beast” of a phone. Priced at just Rs. 20,899 the Zero 3 sports an impressive 5.5” full HD 1080p display and comes with a mammoth 3GB RAM which is usually found in phones priced comparatively much higher than the Zero 3. The phone is a real power house running on a Media Tek Helio X10 64 bit 2.1 GHz Octa Core processor with a IMG G6200 GPU making multi-tasking quite smooth and HD videos to run without any evident lag. Other specs include a 20MP Sony camera and an 5MP front camera with front facing flash to make those perfect night selfies come out just the way you want them to. As far as the devices memory is concerned, the Zero 3 comes with 16GB of onboard storage with additional support for SD card. Coming to the software side of things, the Zero 3 runs on Android 5.1.1 lollipop with a future update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow currently in the works. On top of it lies Infinix’s own XUI skin, which brings with it some cool features including tap to wake up etc. The device is currently running on XUI version 1.Z.3.3, which brought features such as screen recording and bug fixes. As mentioned earlier, the Infinix Zero 3 comes with a Exymor RS Sony IMX 230 20MP shooter at the back which can record videos up to 4K resolution (30fps). The camera software also features some professional settings if you want to play around with the ISO or shutter speed to get the perfect shot. If not, the auto mode is good enough to take random shots. In order to handle all that power, the Infinix Zero 3 runs on a 3000 mAh, on light or careful (not keeping WiFi or data on whole day) usage, then it will last you a day, but rest assured you would have to still charge the device when you go to sleep. On heavy use (wifi on whole day and gaming) we had to charge the device twice a day. So for people who looking for a longer lasting battery, then they need to consider this point. The Infinix Zero 3 comes in three...

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Samsung launch Limited Edition Olympics Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung launch Limited Edition Olympics Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung have officially launched the limited “Olympics” edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge  today. The device features buttons and highlights themed after the 5 Olympic Ring colors along with the Olympic logo right underneath the rear camera. Samsung have also included a customized theme just to give a proper Olympic feel to their flagship device of 2016. The theme transforms the apps, notification tray and lock screen on the phone. The special edition devices are currently available in US, Brazil, Germany, China and South Korea and would be retailing for approximately $849.99 Samsung are only making 2,016 models of the phone so if you’re interested in grsbbing one, then you better get onto it right away before its too...

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Could these be the new HTC Nexus Phones ? [Rumor]

Could these be the new HTC Nexus Phones ? [Rumor]

The world is anxiously waiting for the arrival of Google’s upcoming Nexus devices which are expected to be officially announced in the next few months. There were rumors floating around since quite some time that HTC would be manufacturing this year’s devices code-named Nexus Marlin and Nexus SailFish and from what it seems now, those rumors are definitely taking shape. Techconfigurations has created a 3D render (based on leaked images) of both the devices. While the leaked images that we’ve seen so far have shown off the front and back of the two phones, it’s speculated that both devices will feature the same basic design elements. The 3D render does take some creative liberties since there are not images which show off the edges of the phones. These are just early renditions of both the devices and we’re not exactly sure as to how the actual devices would turn out but the video does give us a fair idea of what to expect. So what do you guys think about the two upcoming Nexus devices? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below....

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The ZTE ZMax Pro is a $99 phone with amazing specs

The ZTE ZMax Pro is a $99 phone with amazing specs

Chinese OEM’s have been dominating the smartphone market in recent times and have (in many cases) given the well established “big names” a good run for their money. Brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo etc. have been creating strides not just in the Asian markets but all over the world. Another significant name to join the family is ZTE, a well recognized name across China and other regions. On July 18th, the company held a mega rooftop launch event in New York where they announced the ZTE ZMAX Pro which could very well be considered as currently the best budget friendly smartphone in the world. Priced at just $99, this beast has a lot to offer. The device sports a 6” full HD 1080p Gorilla Glass 3 display, 2GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor, 32GB of onboard storage with additional support for SD card, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 3400mAh battery, finger print scanner and runs on Android Marshmallow. The device is also the first budget phone which supports USB-Type C along with quick charging functionality and is available for pre-order now. The first 5000 orders will be shipped with a stylish leather wallet case so if you’re on the lookout for a new phone without burning a big hole in your pockets, then the ZTE ZMax is definitely the phone you are looking for. Head on over to ZTE’s website and place your orders today. ZTE ZMAX Pro Specs at a Glance 6-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass 3 display Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor 2GB RAM 32GB internal storage w/ micro SD card slot Fingerprint sensor (rear facing) 13MP / 5MP cameras USB Type C 3,400mAh battery Quick Charging technology Android 6.0 Marshmallow   Introducing ZMAX PRO! Exclusively at @MetroPCS, for only $99! #LoveMyZMax pic.twitter.com/jY8HOkYTWR — ZTE USA (@ZTE_USA) July 18,...

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Download Pokémon Go Now and join in the fun!

Download Pokémon Go Now and join in the fun!

I finally caught a Charmander!! Can’t wait to evolve it into Charizad!. This has been the case all around the world thanks to Nintendo’s new Pokemon game. Pokémon Go has been the talk of the town these days all over the world. Since making its debut almost two decades ago, the famous Nintendo game developed by Niantic Labs has finally arrived on Android and iOS devices and is literally taking the world by storm. You probably must have heard a zillion stories regarding the same before you even read this post but just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick refresher as to what Pokémon Go actually is all about. The game uses GPS and mapping capabilities in mobile phones to let players roam the real world to find “PokeStops” stocked with supplies and hunt your favorite Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) to capture and train for battles. Even though the app is officially launched in the US, Australia and New Zealand people have already started downloading the APK files all over the world. If you’re living outside the aforementioned countries then here’s a quick guide as to how you can get your hands on the hottest trending game these days in just a few simple steps. Android: Download theAPK for the game on your device Go to the Downloads folder using any file explorer Click on the downloaded file Tap on install iPhone: Open App Store and tap on Apple ID (your current email) Tap on Sign Out. Go to the Settings app. Tap on General. Tap on Language & Region near the bottom. Tap on Region Check off United States. Go to thePokémon Go listing on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. (Tap Change Store if it stays stuck on your old region and says the item isn’t available in the current store.) Tap on Get and then on Install. Tap Create New Apple ID. Check United States if it isn’t already checked. Fill out the required information. Tap None for billing information (Pokémon Go is free). Verify your email address by opening the verification email sent to you. DownloadPokémon Go. Login to your new US iTunes Account if you aren’t already logged in. The game works on devices running on Android 4.4 and above and in order for it to work smoothly, you need to have a phone with at least 2GB RAM and proper functioning GPS. If you’re a fan of the hit 1990’s game franchise and want to experience a new way to play, Pokémon Go is definitely worth giving a look. Hope you guys CATCH EM ALL!! Download Links Google Play (Only for US, Australia and New Zealand Pokémon Go...

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Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd [Confirmed]

Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd [Confirmed]

On August 2nd, Samsung Electronics will unveil the Galaxy Note7. With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, the Galaxy Note7 is a powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression, and is made for those who want to get the most from their phones – and their lives. Galaxy Note7 will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between. We can’t wait to tell you more about it! First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note7 will  complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone. To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy Note7, the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will take place at 11:00 a.m. EDT in New York on August 2, 2016. Simultaneous, launch events will take place in Rio de Janeiro at noon and in London at 4:00 p.m. Live streaming of the New York event will be available at www.samsung.com and Samsung Newsroom (news.samsung.com/global) Source:...

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VimpelCom and Dhabi Group announce completion of Mobilink and Warid Merger

VimpelCom and Dhabi Group announce completion of  Mobilink and Warid Merger

VimpelCom, Global Telecom Holding (GTH), together with Warid Telecom Pakistan and Bank Alfalah (Dhabi Group shareholders), today announced the completion of the transaction to merge Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Mobilink) and Warid Telecom (Warid), creating Pakistan’s next generation digital telecommunications provider. Over 50 million customers in Pakistan will benefit from high-speed mobile telecommunications and a best-in-class digital mobile network. The combined Mobilink and Warid entity will be the leading telecommunications provider of 2G, 3G and LTE services in Pakistan, providing higher quality national voice and data coverage, faster downloads, and a wider portfolio of products and services. Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom, said: “VimpelCom continues to make significant progress against its transformation program. This market consolidation represents a further step in our strategy to strengthen our position in the markets in which we operate. As the VimpelCom Group focuses on an ambitious digital transformation, we are investing in revolutionizing our technology core and product portfolio. We look forward to bringing innovative new products and services to our customers in Pakistan.” Chairman of Dhabi Group, His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, said: “I am very happy that we have arrived at this milestone today which marks a unique moment for the Pakistan telecom sector. It is very positive news for Pakistan’s economy. The Dhabi Group remains committed to Pakistan and its economic progress and I would like to thank all the relevant authorities for their support in closing this transaction. I am confident that together, the combined businesses will continue to deliver excellence to their customers while contributing positively to the business environment in Pakistan.” Mobilink and Warid will benefit from VimpelCom’s USD 1 billion (1) investment into building one of the largest and most ambitious IT infrastructures in the industry. The Group’s new digital systems will enable faster roll-out of new local products and services, particularly in the areas of mobile entertainment, communications, the Internet of Things, and mobile financial services. Through this, Pakistan’s digital development will be elevated to the next level, further reducing the digital divide. VimpelCom, GTH and Dhabi Group announced the agreement to combine their Pakistan telecommunication businesses on 26 November 2015. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval (2) from all the relevant authorities and the subsequent exchange of shares. Mobilink has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Warid’s shares, and the Dhabi Group Shareholders have acquired 15 percent of the shares of Mobilink (3). With the completion of the merger transaction, Mobilink now enters the next major phase of its transformation and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hedberg will hand over the CEO role of Mobilink and Warid to Aamir Ibrahim, currently Chief Commercial...

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Ringing Bells starts shipping $4 phones in India – The Freedom 251

Ringing Bells starts shipping $4 phones in India – The Freedom 251

Back in February we heard about Freedom 251, the world’ cheapest Android Smartphone which is priced at just $4 or around 250 Indian Rupees. The phones have been manufactured by Ringing Bells, a startup mobile company in India who started their operations in 2015 and will be available to those who had pre-ordered these devices starting June 30th, 2016 At first everyone (including myself) had thought that this whole $4 smartphone looks like a big scam as it is virtually not possible for any company to manufacture at such a low rate; but now the company has kept all those rumors to rest and are ready to ship the first batch comprising of 200,000 phones within the next two days. The next batch of pre-orders are expected to commence after June 30th. Mohit Goel, the founder and CEO of Ringing Bells, while speaking with Indian Express said: “We will have a loss, but I am happy that the dream of connecting rural and poor Indians as part of the Digital India and Make in India initiatives has been fulfilled with Freedom 251.” Freedom 251 Tech Specs at a Glance 1.3GHz quad-core processor 1GB Ram 8GB internal member Up to 32 GB external memory 8MP primary camera with flash 3.2MP front camera 1,450 mAh battery Will run on Android 5.1 Dual SIM support 3G enabled Price: $4 or approximately INR...

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Infinix Zero 3 – Hands On Review

Infinix Zero 3 – Hands On Review

The Infinix Zero 3 is Infinix Mobility’s flagship smartphone of 2016. There was a lot of hype about the smartphone, when it launched earlier this year. Now, does it live up to that hype? Lets find out! The Infinix Zero 3 comes with a 5.5 inch FULL HD 1080p IPS LCD Display (400 ppi) which is very sharp and is a real step up from the 720p display of the Zero 2. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, so it is sturdy enough to withstand, if it falls straight on its face. The device itself is made of up of high grade plastic, which gives the device a premium feel. The back of device is textured but quite smooth, though I personally am not a big fan of the design (curved phones have spoilt me). The device itself is a real power house, running on MediaTek’s Helio X10 64 bit 2.1 GHz Octa core processor with a IMG G6200 GPU. Not only that but the Zero 3 comes with 3GB of RAM, which makes the device a beast of a phone. Multi-tasking is quite smooth and games and HD videos run without any lag. Sticking with memory the Zero 3 comes with 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support. Now, lets talk about the camera, the Infinix Zero 3 comes with a Exymor RS Sony IMX 230 20MP shooter at the back which can record videos up to 4K resolution (30fps). The camera software also features some professional settings if you want to play around with the ISO or shutter speed to get the perfect shot. If not, the auto mode is good enough to take random shots. We have taken some sample images below and we will leave you to judge. On the front lies a 5MP camera with flash for situation where low light selfies become important. In order to handle all that power, the Infinix Zero 3 runs on a 3000 mAh, on light or careful (not keeping WiFi or data on whole day) usage, then it will last you a day, but rest assured you would have to still charge the device when you go to sleep. On heavy use (wifi on whole day and gaming) we had to charge the device twice a day. So for people who looking for a longer lasting battery, then they need to consider this point. Software wise the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and will soon be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On top of it lies Infinix’s own XUI skin, which brings with it some cool features including tap to wake up etc. The...

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Infinix Note 2 – Hands on Review

Infinix Note 2 – Hands on Review

Infinix has made a name for itself by coming up with good quality smartphones for a budget friendly audience. After a very successful Hot Note launch last year, the Chinese OEM has stepped up its game with this year’s device the Infinix Note 2 4G. The Note 2 4G comes with a 6 inch 720p HD IPS Display (245 ppi) which is big and bright, perfect for people who like to game or watch videos and movies on their phone. The big display also helps with surfing the web, without straining your eyes. Under the hood lies a MediaTek MT6753 64 bit Octa Core 1.3 GHz processor which is quite strong enough to play the most power hungry games such as Gods of Rome and Mortal Kombat X. The processor is supported with 2GB of RAM which helps a lot if you are a multi-tasker. The body is plastic through and through, but the device is built ergonomically very well (Thanks to the curved back), so it does not feel that it will slip from your hand at any point in time On the storage front the Note 2 comes with 16GB of internal memory with microSD card support up to 32GB. The highlight of the device is its massive 4040 mAh battery which easily lasts you 2 days of light usage and 1.5 days of moderate to heavy use. This is perfect for people who are away from a charging socket for long periods of time. Talking about charging as the device has Quick Charge support, so half and hour of charging will easily give you a day and the full charge takes just under 90 minutes, which is impressive considering the capacity of the battery. The device also has Ultra Power Saving Mode for those tricky times when you have to keep your phone running when the battery is just about to die. The Note 2 comes with a 13MP shooter at the back, which is an upgrade from the 8MP camera found in its predecessor. The camera to our surprise does take pretty good pictures, and with the help of HDR the colors pop up really well. On the front lies a 2MP shooter which comes in handy for selfie lovers. Check out the sample pictures below:     Finally lets talk about the software, the Infinix Note 2 4G runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and is upgrade-able to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. On the top of it is Infinix’s very own XUI skin, which brings with it a couple of really cool features, such as OTG support, Double Tap to Wake up display, Hand Gesture Commands and...

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KFC’s Watt a Box charges your phone while you eat

KFC’s Watt a Box charges your phone while you eat

KFC have a special knack when it comes to innovative technology. Last year we saw them launch the bluetooth enabled keyboard trays that once synced with any smartphone, let you type and munch at the same time. This time around, the company has again come up with another unique solution for its customers. KFC India is introducing limited edition take away boxes that come with built-in charging ports so you can recharge your phone and other devices while you are recharging yourself. The boxes called, “Watt a Box” carry a small battery power bank (actual mAh is not yet known) that can easily give your phone some juice while you are munching away on those Zingers.   The box comes with magnetic flaps and contains your usual meal but has a power bank integrated on its side. The Watt a Box also comes with micro-USB and Lightning cables to charge your iPhone or Android smartphones. The best thing is the power bank is removable, so you can carry it along. So if you happen to be in either Delhi or Mumbai and want to enjoy some fried chicken and Zinger while getting your smartphone charged, KFC has you covered with its 5-in-1 meal box. The limited edition Watt a Box can only be won through contests held at select stores in Delhi and Mumbai, or through an online contest on KFC...

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One Plus 3 vs Galaxy S7 Edge – Speed and Performance test comparison [Video]

One Plus 3 vs Galaxy S7 Edge – Speed and Performance test comparison [Video]

  The One Plus 3 seems to be the talk of the town these days mainly because of two things: its sleek simplistic design and the massive 6GB RAM. Question is will it be enough to stand toe-to-toe with the Samsung S7 Edge? We’ll let you be the judge after watching the video.   Our friends at C4ETech have done a comparison with the Samsung GALAXY Edge 7 and the results look really impressive. One thing to be noted here is that the One Plus 3 by default comes with a battery optimization feature that restricts the number of apps running in the background. Due to this, the device wasn’t able to fully utilize all the power that it actually possesses. In order to fix this, XDA had come up with a small fix that enables you to fully utilize the phone’s large memory. Even though XDA have claimed that this might compromise the phone’s battery, but from what we have seen so far, that doesn’t seem to be the case. For those of you who are lucky enough to get your hands on this beast, we would like to hear what you guys think about the One Plus 3 with and without the RAM fix. Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below....

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