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Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Chinese OEMs have been on a rise in recent times with several names leaving their mark not just in the Asian region but also globally. One such name is Xiaomi which has time and again launched some amazing looking devices that not only pack a punch as far as pricing is concerned, the devices also offer impressive specs. The latest addition to its long list of devices is the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is the successor to last years Redmi Note 3. Just like its predecessor, the Note 4 also features a full metal uni-body design and comes in two variants. The 2GB/16GB variant of the Redmi Note 4 will cost $135, with the 3GB/64GB variant priced at $180. As far as the specs are concerned, the Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Media Tek Helio X20 processor, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/64GB onboard storage, a massive 4,100mAh battery, USB Type-C connectivity, fingerprint scanner and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For a device priced at just under $200, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is definitely worth a look especially if you are in the market for a new budget phone without burning a huge hole in your wallets. The Redmi Note 4 is available in three color variants: Silver, Gold and Dark Grey and will go on sale starting from today in China and can be ordered directly from Xiaomi’s website. Availability for other regions is yet to be officially announced in the weeks to come so we’ll be keeping you guys informed. Cheers! Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specs: 5.5-inch Full HD display MediaTek Helio X20 processor w/ Mali-T880MP4 GPU 2GB/3GB RAM 16/64GB storage 5MP front-facing camera 13MP rear-facing camera 4,100mAh battery Fingerprint scanner USB Type-C connectivity Android 6.0...

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Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

For everyone who was waiting to taste the sweetness of Android Nougat, the wait is finally over at least for those of you owning a new Nexus device. Google have officially rolled out OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to selective Nexus devices that include the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Google also announced that the LGV20 would be the first device to come with Android 7.0 out of the box but no further details were revealed. As far as other OEMs are concerned, the latest update will start rolling out in the next few months depending on carrier modifications and hardware compatibility. Let us now take a closer look at the official change log of Android 7.0 Nougat and relish into the sweetness: Performance JIT compiler: The new JIT compiler improves runtime device performance, reduces the amount of storage space required for apps, and makes app and system updates much faster. VR mode: With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API: Vulkan API is a real game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. See apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects. Battery & Data Doze: Doze is now dozier, with your device going into lower power usage when you’re on the move. That means your Android device will conserve battery even when it’s jostling around in your pocket. Data saver: Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access cell data. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/datasaver.mp4 Productivity Split-screen mode: Now you can multitask with ease. Run two apps side by side in split-screen mode – watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open. Picture-in-picture mode: On Android TV, you can continue watching your current video while browsing or changing settings. Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to switch between your two most recently used apps. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/splitscreen.mp4 Notifications Bundled notifications: See what’s new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert. Direct reply: Direct reply lets you quickly reply to a message, directly from within the notification shade. So, you no longer need to launch the app to fire off a quick response. Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/directreply.mp4 System usability improvements Customizable Quick Settings: Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Gorilla Glass 5 Ultimate Scratch and Hammer Test – [Videos]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Gorilla Glass 5 Ultimate Scratch and Hammer Test – [Videos]

A few days back we saw the Galaxy Note 7 undergo a series of rigorous drop tests, today we take a closer look at how Samsung’s new beast of a device manages to survive these scratch tests. Be warned, this video might not be for the faint hearted so do watch it at your own risk. After looking at the video, we were quite amazed by the end result which clearly proves that even though Gorilla Glass 5 is somewhat durable against drops but when it comes to being scratched, the device is quite vulnerable to scratches. For those of you who are planning to buy this otherwise amazing device, we recommend using a good quality screen protector along with a durable back cover to keep your device protected at all times. Also check out the video below to see how the Note 7 fares when kept under a knife and...

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How well does the Galaxy Note 7 survive these drop tests – [Video]

How well does the Galaxy Note 7 survive these drop tests – [Video]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is one of the first devices that come with the all new Gorilla Glass 5 which the company claims to be four times more durable than its predecessor and the current competition. According to recent lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs. Well that claim has been put to test by our friends at XEETECHCARE who did a drop test with a brand new Galaxy Note 7. After conducting several drop tests from different heights, the front glass managed to survive every drop but much to our surprise, the glass at the back of the device got cracked in just the first drop which does raise a few eyebrows considering the fact Samsung have used the exact same glass on both sides. This proves that no matter how strong and durable the companies claim their phone display’s to be, at the end of the day one thing does stand out….Glass does Shatter!! For those of you who are planning to purchase this otherwise amazing device are advised to purchase a good quality back cover as well as a screen protector to save your device from any unfortunate mishaps as far as cracking or damaging your phone is concerned. The Galaxy Note 7 is set to arrive worldwide starting August...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Un-boxing – [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Un-boxing – [Video]

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not only one of the most beautiful looking smartphones, it also happens to throw a punch as far as the devices specs are concerned. Samsung released their official un-boxing video of their new beast and it looks absolutely gorgeous especially the Black Onyx variant. Pre-orders for the Note 7 have already crossed the 200,000 mark in South Korea alone with the device set to be available world wide starting August...

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Samsung officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage only for China

Samsung officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage only for China

There is absolutely no doubt in the fact that the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note7 is by far the best looking Android smartphone of 2016. Even though the phone offers some really amazing features including an Iris scanner, some people were left disappointed at the fact that the device did not come with 6GB RAM as it was being anticipated since quite some time. Well, we can officially confirm today that Samsung are indeed going to launch a 6GB variant of their flagship device that will come with 128GB of on-board storage. Unfortunately, the device would only be available in China as the company wants to enter into competition with some of the other Chinese brands that are offering devices with similar hardware. This has upset local consumers because the Galaxy Note7 is launched with 64GB built-in memory and 4GB RAM in the global markets including South Korea. Here’s what Mr. Koh Dong-jin, the head of the tech giant’s mobile business had to say at a launch event for the Galaxy Note 7 in Seoul; “It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128 gigabyte built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory,”  “We will accept diverse opinions from various regions and also consider whether that move will disappoint Korean consumers,” he added. Pricing and availability is yet to be ascertained for the upgraded variant but considering the $850 price tag on the 64GB version, we do expect this one to be somewhere close to the $1000 mark. Will keep you guys posted on any further...

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