The LG G6 flagship smartphone has been launched in India and rivals the new Samsung Galaxy S8 within days of its arrival in the country. The LG G6 is available exclusively through Amazon India for online sales and will also be available for offline stores starting Tuesday, April 25. LG has some launch offers like Rs. 10,000 cashback for HDFC and SBI credit card holders, applicable Tuesday only on Amazon India, a 50 percent discount on the LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 wireless headset, valid until May 31, and the company also has a Reliance Jio offer detailed where LG G6 users get an extra 10 GB with every top-up of Rs. 309, which translates into an additional 100 GB through March 2018.
A report states that LG Electronics India is also planning to launch a new range of affordable smartphones with features tailored to local requirements around Diwali. With smartphone revenue currently making up a tiny fraction of the overall company, LG Electronics India director Ki Wan Kim said the company would try to understand consumer feedback with the new products without setting any goals.
Flipkart Apple Days Sale Offers Big Discounts on Apple Products Flipkart is back with its Apple Days Sale, hosting discounts and offers on iPhone, MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and more Apple devices for three days, ending Wednesday, April 26.
The biggest deal is a flat Rs—20,000 discount on the iPhone 7 256GB variant. An exchange discount of up to Rs. 19,000, depending on the phone you exchange it with, and an additional 5 percent off Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. The new Apple MacBook Pro range has a trade-in offer of up to Rs. 15,000, while the MacBook Air is priced at Rs. 54,990 with the Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card request. The iPhone 6 16GB will get Rs. 26,010 discount, and can be purchased for less than Rs. 25,990, although there are various discounts which are also offered on the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5S.
Nokia 3310 (2017) was supposed to be released on April 28. The device pre-order lists for Germany and Austria have indicated a release date of April 28. However, the Nokia 3310 could be slightly more expensive than the price announced at the time of the global unveiling if offers across Europe are any indication. HMD Global has confirmed that the feature phone only supports 2G, despite some recent reports to the contrary.
Leaked iPhone 8 images hint at conflicting designs. Apple plans to launch an anniversary-edition iPhone in September alongside its iterative updates, and now a few live pictures of an alleged iPhone 8 dummy model have been leaked by tipster Benjamin Geskin that shed light on it. Design. These images indicate that it will have a glass back with 2.5D curved glass and a vertical dual camera setup. The front is also completely made of glass, with no visible edge. There is also no fingerprint scanner on the back and no Home button on the show, indicating that the fingerprint scanner could indeed be embedded under the display.
The tipster also states that the iPhone 8 will have dual front cameras – a first for the series if true – and will be 7.1mm thin. Geskin also notes that the camera bump is still visible and not flushing as expected.
RCom-Aircel merger receives shareholder approval Reliance Communications (RCom) has received 99.99 percent shareholder approval to merge its wireless business with Aircel, a company statement in New Delhi said on Monday. RTL shareholders also approved it at their meeting held Monday on behalf of the NCLT, the company’s statement said. Aircel’s shareholders also approved the said arrangement at their April 22, 2017, meeting convened at the behest of the NCLT.
Vodafone’s new international roaming package offers unlimited calls and data in three countries. Vodafone India unveiled a new international roaming package on Monday called Vodafone i-Roam FREE. It provides “domestic rates while roaming in 47 countries” and offers free unlimited calls and high-speed data in the US, UAE, and Singapore – in other countries, pack users get free incoming calls, while data has to be paid for at Re. 1 per MB and outgoing calls at Re. 1 per minute.
The Vodafone i-Roam FREE pack is available in four denominations. A Rs. A group of 500 is valid for 24 hours, and a Rs. A pack of 2500 is good for 7 days, and a Rs. A package of 3,500 is valid for ten days, while an Rs. Box of 5,000 is right for 30 days.
Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby button can now be reassigned for an update. Now, as the name suggests, the Bixby Button Remapper app on Android allows users to remap the dedicated physical Bixby button to launch most services on the device. Notably, the app can remap the button to launch the camera app, flashlight, power menu, and even Google Now, but it doesn’t seem to be able to launch Google Assistant.
Some early adopters of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have also complained about a red tint issue on the screen. Now, Samsung has said a software update would fix the problem by allowing users to adjust colors over a wider range than they do now.
Apple CEO Threatened to Drop Uber’s App Over iPhone Tagging If a new in-depth report is to be believed, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was once warned by Apple CEO Tim Cook for not following the App Store guidelines, and he even threatened that the Uber app would be kicked out of the App Store. A New York Times report states that Kalanick met Cook at Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 and was asked about the app’s ability to continuously identify iPhone devices in a process called “fingerprinting,” which contradicts and complies with Apple’s privacy guidelines. Contrary to the New York Times report, Uber told Engadget it “definitely” doesn’t track individual users after they uninstall the app.
Gionee M6S Plus with 6GB RAM and 6020mAh battery launched. The phone will be available in two storage variants with – 64GB and 256GB built-in storage. The price for the phone starts at CNY 3,499 (approximately Rs. 32,800) and goes up to CNY 4,299 (roughly Rs. 40,200) for the 256GB storage variant. It’s up for bookings, with the first sale on May 2.
Moto Z2 Play Render Images Leak Many Moto smartphones are in the works for release this year, according to recent leaks, and now the Moto Z2 Play has joined the bandwagon. The device has been leaked this time by TechnoBuffalo, and it shows the back, front, and side of the phone. The phone also has connected pins on the back that support Moto Mods. All in all, the Moto Z2 Play looks a lot like its predecessor Moto Z Play, except probably for the Home Button design.
TCL launches new VR headsets for its 562 smartphones in India TCL India launched 562 smartphones in India last year and has now introduced a new VR headset in the country. The company’s new VR goggles can be purchased alongside Amazon India’s TCL 562 smartphone for Rs. 13,999. The VR goggles have a Micro-USB port to seamlessly connect the TCL 562 and allow users to stream virtual reality content. The built-in VR Store app can also download games to the device.
uTorrent will soon be available in your web browser, says BitTorrent founder. Although online piracy has seen some setbacks in recent years, it seems that web pirates now have something new to look forward to. BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen said the “new revision” of the uTorrent client would run in the user’s default browser and provide a “nicer experience” than the current version, according to a report by TorrentFreak. However, it appears that the company realizes that making such a major change to the torrent client could easily backfire if users don’t respond positively. This is why the browser transition will only be widely pushed after user feedback.
Microsoft tipped to take over Chromebooks at May 2 event Microsoft will host a special software and hardware event on May 2, and a new leak appears to shed some light on what might be launched at the event. The Redmond-based giant is looking to unveil its Windows 10 Cloud software – a more limited operating system aimed at students – and is also expected to launch a device running on the previously rumored Windows 10 Cloud platform to bring Chromebooks to their best. Own game to beat.
Windows Central has leaked a screenshot of the minimum specs required for a device running Windows 10 Cloud, including a quad-core Celeron (or better) processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage. Optional pen or touch support is also included.