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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4: Specifications, Price and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Korean company Samsung has announced the Galaxy Xcover 4, a rugged smartphone meant for rugged outdoor use. It is the successor of Galaxy Xcover 3 which was introduced back in 2015. Xcover 4 will be released in April, priced at 259 Euros (Rs 18,200 approx.).

Samsung has been unveiling many non-flagship mid-range smartphones this year such as 2017 Galaxy A series. Samsung’s Galaxy Xcover can withstand drops, water, dust and extreme temperature.

Galaxy XCover 4 is guaranteed by the IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certifications. This smartphone features a 4.99-inch display, 720p, LCD panel and Xcover 4 runs on company’s own Exynos 7570 SoC. It mated with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable with microSD.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 specifications include Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system, and it packs a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, and 5MP front-facing camera. Connectivity of this phone are 4G, wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS/GLONASS. Xcover 4 backed with 2,800mAh battery life. It is available in black color variant.

Galaxy Xcover 4 Specifications

  • IP68 water and dust resistant rating
  • Display: 4.99-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 14nm processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable with microSD
  • Camera: 13MP primary camera with LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture and 5MP secondary camera
  • Weight: 172g
  • Battery: 2,800mAh battery
  • Connectivity: Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G, GPS/GLONASS, NFC
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ZOPO Flash X Plus with 3100mAH Battery, 13MP Camera Launched in India at Rs 13999

ZOPO Flash X Plus

The fastest growing smartphone brand ZOPO has launched its first flash X Plus phone under flash series in India. This phone targets all middle and high-end 4G smartphone users comes with the price tag of Rs 13,999.

ZOPO Flash X Plus attracts the users with its elegant design, exotic applications, and impressive features. This smartphone offers 5.5-inch display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and powered by, and Octa-Core 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 processor runs on Android 6 (Marshmallow) operating system.

Flash X Plus features 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 8MP front camera with moonlight screen flash. ZOPO Flash X Plus supports 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to128GB. It backs with amazing 3100mAh Li-Polymer battery.

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Flash X Plus other connectivity includes 4G LTE, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPs. It supports Dual SIM. The company says it is the world’s fastest fingerprint scanner which is claimed to have a response time of 0.16 seconds.

ZOPO Flash X Plus available in Royale Gold, Charcoal Black, Space Grey and Orchid Rose colors. You can buy this phone in India through online stores including Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Shopclues starting mid-March. ZOPO Flash X Plus price in India is Rs 13,999. ZOPO offering comes with special 365 days replacement warranty.

ZOPO Flash X Plus Specifications

  • Display: 5 inch 2.5D curved glass display
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor with up to Mali T720 GPU
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • SIM type: Dual SIM
  • Camera: 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera
  • Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expendable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Battery: 3100mAh built-in battery
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Xiaomi Mi 5C: First Phone to be Powered by its Custom Chipset

Xiaomi Mi 5C

Chinese electronic company Xiaomi has joined an elite league of smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung and Huawei, which have their own-in-house chipset on their smartphones called Surge S1. Xiaomi partners with Pinecone to develop the new chipset. After Huawei, Xiaomi is the second Chinese brand to have own processor. Xiaomi Mi 5C is the first ever Xiaomi smartphone to comes with the new processor.

Xiaomi Mi 5C is the successor of Mi 4C which was introduced back in 2015. This phone sports 5.15-inch 1080p display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by Xiaomi’s own 2.2GHz Octa-Core Surge S1 Processor.

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Xiaomi Mi 5C specifications consist of 12MP rear camera with 1.25 μm pixel size and 8MP     front-facing camera. Mi 5C packs Android 7.1 (Nougat) update will be available in March. Mi 5C features includes fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button, 4G LTE support with VoLTE, dual nano SIM slots without a microSD slot, but it has 64 GB internal storage.

This smartphone has unibody metal design weighing just 135 grams, and it packs 2860mAh battery with support for 9V/2A fast charging. Xiaomi Mi 5C comes in Rose Gold, Gold and Black Colors and its price is 1499 yuan. The Mi 5C price in India is Rs 14560 approx. It will go on sale in China from March 3rd.

Xiaomi Mi 5C Specifications

  • Display: 5.15 inch full HD curved glass display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 94.4% of the NTSC color gamut, 550 nits brightness, 1500: 1 contrast ratio.
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Xiaomi Surge S1 64-bit Octa-Core processor with quad-core Mali-T860 GPU
  • Operating system: Android with MIUI 8, upgradable to Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.0) internal storage
  • Other features: Fingerprint scanner, Infrared sensor, 4G VoLTE, Wifi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • Battery: 2860mAh battery with fast charging support.
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Huawei Announces Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic Smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0

Huawei Announces Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic Smartwatches

The Chinese company Huawei announced the two smartwatches named Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic. Both the watches are loaded with new features and Connectivity includes LTE, GPS, heart rate sensor and NFC for Android Pay.

The company announces both the smartwatches Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic on the line of LG Watch sport and Watch Style. Unlike the new LG smartwatches, Huawei watch 2 shares a few specifications.

These smartwatches are powered by Android Wear 2.0 OS. The Watch 2 classic has the same design language as its successor and it comes with a sportier look with silicon straps and a Classic model will serve the crowd looking more like its predecessor.

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Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic featuring a 1.2-inch display with 390 x 390 resolution with a pixel density of 326ppi. Both the watches powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and packs by 420mAh battery. These watches also consist of Gorilla Glass 3 for display.

Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic sports 768MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage which is good to use if you are not pairing with a smartphone. The user can pair these watches with iOS and Android smartphones. Both the smartwatches are IP68 Water and Dust resistant. The Huawei watch 2 and watch 2 classic comes in two variants- 4G LTE and wifi only. The company was also offering low power mode which shows only time and track steps for up to 25 days on a single charging.

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Both the watches will be on sale from March for €329. The price of smartwatches in India is approximately Rs 23,200. Watches will first go on sale in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, China, and Germany. The US, Russia, UK, and Australian will get the smartwatches in the month of April.

Porsche 718 series Launched in India: Pricing Starts at Rs 81.63 Lakh

Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman

German luxury sports car maker Porsche has unveiled two of its mid-engine models in India on Wednesday. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman launched at Rs 85.53 lakh and Rs 81.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The latest Porsche 718 series is creating uniqueness with mid-engine models from its high-end 911 model. Porsche dealers in India have already rolled out the deliveries and are also taking orders for the new Porsche 718 series.

“The re-launched Cayman and Boxster are the sportiest of all time. It is remarkable how Porsche engineers have evolved the 718 concept to produce such outstanding increases in power and torque from the newly designed four-cylinder engine while managing substantial improvements in efficiency,” said, Pavan Shetty, Director Porsche India.

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Porsche 718 Boxster price in India is a bit on the higher end when compared to its twin 718 Cayman. It is powered by a 2 liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which is quite downsizing for the Porsche range. Earlier generation equips a 3.4-litre, six cylinder engine. Taking more about Porsche 718 Boxster features, the 2-litre engine produces 298 bhp and 380Nm of torque. Porsche claims that the engine has the ability to deal 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds.

Porsche 718 Cayman features the same engine, and both cars pack a seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox. The changes haven’t limited to engine side, and both 718 Boxster and Cayman comes with a retuned chassis. You also observe side air-intakes and wider front beside the side skirts for improved aerodynamic performance.

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Unlike the previous generation, Porsche provides a whole bunch of standard equipment. Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman offer a bunch of equipment like Porsche 918-inspired sports steering wheel and sports seats. Both cars in Porsche 718 series get bi-xenon headlamps with integrated four-point LED daytime running lights and ceramic brakes. Porsche Communication Management system is equipped in the 718 Boxster with an eight-speaker music system.