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Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Review and Specifications

Samsung launched Galaxy J-series 2016 edition smartphones, J5 & J7 in Korea at the end of April month and now they entered Indian market on 9th May. The South Korean Electronics giant, Samsung has earlier launched Galaxy J3 with S-bike mode in India which is priced at Rs. 8,990. The new models are the successor models of Galaxy J5 and J7 launched in India in 2015. The all new Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 models are priced at Rs.13,990  and Rs.15,990 respectively.

In terms of Looks both the models have not much difference when compared to the earlier Samsung models. The all plastic body is given a brushed metal finish which makes it look classy. The devices witness slight edges like the Galaxy Edge. The back panel boasts a metal finish gives grip and its light weight makes the devices handy. The models come with 13 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel selfie shooter with a LED flash which is added advantage to such mid-range mobiles.

Like the Galaxy J3 the new models come up with the S-bike mode. The inbuilt applications include Samsung, Google and Microsoft applications. In case of non-usage, Microsoft applications can be deleted. The icons are rounded which is been the same from the Galaxy S7. The models run on latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. Well, these entire features make them the good looking budget smartphones. Hoping for the best let’s see whether these models are going to make any difference or just going to be the same old one in a new pack!

Common Features of Galaxy J5 & J7 2016 Models:

Both the NextJ 2016 Galaxy J5 & J7 models features S-bike mode. Samsung says that this mode has been added to all the J- series in India. The new edition modes have metal frame and a stylish design which make the look much better. Saving data on video, Wi-Fi and music apps is possible as both the models come with Ultra-saving data mode 2.0. The models will be available in white, gold and pink/ rose gold colors.

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Both the devices will be shipped with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating system and the devices come with a really good 13-megapixel main camera with f/1.9 aperture. The 5-megapixel selfie shooter comes with LED flash light. Well, coming to the connectivity, Samsung Galaxy J5 & J7 support 4G LTE, Bluetooth V4.1, GPS, Dual SIM card slots and includes NFC for mobile transactions using Samsung Pay. One can enjoy 16 GB on-board storage space which is expandable with the micro SD card slot up to 128 GB.

Galaxy J5 Specifications:

Galaxy J5 when compared to J7 features a bit small 5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED HD display. The model is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor paired with 2GB RAM. Galaxy J5 is backed up by a 3,100 mAh Li-Ion battery. The model measures 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm and weighs 159 grams.

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Galaxy J7 Specifications:

The bigger Galaxy J7 has 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) super AMOLED HD display which is powered by a faster 1.6 Ghz Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy J7 is backed up by a 3,3000 mAh Li-Ion battery. Galaxy J7 measures 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm and weighs 170 grams.

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The Flipkart on twitter posted “The most exciting launch of the season is coming to Flipkart! Stay tuned.” So, the brand new NextJ smartphones will be exclusive on Flipkart from May 10th.

WhatsApp comes closer to Video-call Update

WhatsApp had become a part of every individual using a smartphone. The free social networking mobile application had millions of users around the world. It is continuously updating with useful features suiting the users need. There is a buzz in the tech industry that the social networking app would soon unveil major features like Call back, Video Calling, Zip sharing. It is also said that the new update may also include the usage of QR & NFC codes for inviting people into their WhatsApp groups.

With the advent of voice calling option, the largest Multiplatform chat application sets a fierce competition for the Network providers resulting in the Debate of Net neutrality. The future Video calling option may challenge already existing video call applications like Skype and IMO.

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The recent rumours say that presently the Video calling option is running in the beta version of IOS, which is undergoing testing with limited users. The rumours are strengthened because some Screenshots of the same were leaked and are in speculation but no official confirmation is available.

Another feature called Call back would also be available soon. This Option allows the user to call back friends with a single tap of the button without opening the app. Sharing of Zip Files & invitation to WhatsApp groups through QR codes may boost the usage of the application across IOS and Android users.

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The Social Networking application had officially rolled out an update for all its users. The latest update includes various new features which would make it, even more, users friendly. The newer version of the Facebook-owned application enables users to make a reply to the messages right from the notification itself.

A quick camera button present on the chats allows users to take picture or video from the mobile. Just by selecting and holding the conversation gives user new options like Quick Delete, Archive, or Mute multiple chats at a time.


The new version of WhatsApp includes rich text formats like bold, italics and strikethrough the text. For a bold, Italic and strike through just enclose the text simply with’ * ’ , ’_’ , and ‘~’ respectively.

The mobile application had also given the settings screen a new look and option of selecting a solid colour as chat wallpaper.

Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover to Launch its First Smartphone by early 2017

British automotive Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors subsidiary is now all set to launch its first smartphone and accessories in collaboration with Bullitt Group by early 2017. The Automotive giant Land Rover teamed up with the Bullitt Group, a consumer Electronics company to develop bespoke smartphone and range of accessories. Its main focus is to expand its presence in the smartphone market.

Lindsay Weaver, the Director of Licencing and branded goods at jaguar Land Rover recently in a statement said, “Incorporating iconic Land Rover design and innovative technology into the mobile phone sector with Bullitt Group presents an exciting challenge and fantastic opportunity to take the brand into a new dimension.”


“An engineering and design team from Jaguar Land Rover special operations will be assigned to the partnership and subsequently deliver a number of bespoke applications tailored to Land Rover brand and product values,” Lindsay Weaver added.

As the brand is known for its tough and durable vehicles one can expect the same features from the branded smartphones. According to the company , the portfolio will launch early to the year 2017 by increasing core values of the brand , by providing innovative capabilities and technology.

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However, Land Rover itself is not going to assemble the actual smartphone. The features of the lined-up smartphone are not clear yet. But it is expected that the device will be running on a version of Google’s Android operating system. So, the Land Rover will be the branding part for the Bullitt Group manufactured smartphone.

“With a combination of durability and elegance, the new range will be designed to be an active lifestyle partner, aimed at people who like to take on new challenges and go ‘above and beyond’ the ordinary,” said a statement.

Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt Group said that the Jaguar has earlier made an attempt to introduce smartphone in association with Sonim, a well-known company which manufacturers solid phones which are usually used in Military and other high standard professions.

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 “We are confident the new range of products will perfectly encapsulate everything that Land Rover represents, appealing to those who already love the brand and providing an introduction to those who are yet to discover it,” Stephens added.

Bullitt Group has earlier build ragged custom-devices for companies like Caterpillar, JCB and Ministry of Sound.

Limited Period Offer! Buy one  LG G5 from Verizon Wireless and Get another LG G5 FREE.

Do you have any plans to purchase the Android high-end smartphones, then this is the right time to go ahead. Verizon Wireless offers the limited period offer for LG G5 Smartphone. If you buy one LG G5 mobile and get another G5 mobile free.

This Promotional offer is applicable for both new and old users. The offer can be claimed at the Verizon Wireless official website.

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We are here providing the procedure for how to avail the current promotional offer on Verizon Wireless. To avail this follow the procedure stated here. Visit the official website of the Verizon Wireless. The offer is applicable for both the new and old customers. If have already purchased the LG G5 within 14 days, you just add a new line to hold the advantage of the promotional offer. You will make monthly payments for both the devices.  The second device is free when you receive the VISA prepaid gift card.

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Now check out the procedure for fresh buy of the device.

Add two LG G5 smartphones in the cart with monthly payments. Check out the two smartphones in the cart and no need of applying any promotional code while doing the checking process.

Now after the successful placement of your order, Visit www.yourdigitalrebatecenter.com. Enter your order conformation details and apply the Promo Code “G5-APRILPROMO” for completing the redemption process. Now after submitting the details, you will receive the Visa Prepaid gift card within 8-10 days in your mail.

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This is the right time to buy the LG G5 smartphone with your friends, family members or colleagues. This offer is available until May 11th. So hurry up and get the hands on the new LG G5 smartphone. You have to notice one more thing, Verizon currently waived off the activation fee for the purchased done through the online orders which cost usually $20 for one device.

Google will come up with new Android One Smartphones devices in India: Mike Hayes

Godfather of search engine Google told ET that it will come up very soon with new Android ONE devices in India, says Mike Hayes Director, Business Developer, Android & Chrome partnership at Google.

This search giant’s Android ONE program in India gives more scope to local handset maker who come up with their specification and pricing.

Though the initial release of Android is somehow showing downfall result, now Mike Hayes says Android One will become a part of its hardware business whereas Motorola’s Rick Osterloh has joined Google.

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Google is likely to continue with original equipment makers (OEMs) and the devices, however, coming to market are entirely depends upon OEM and still have interest to work with Mike like the Android ONE.

The Android One mainly targets on low-end devices, provide more affordability. The ET person asked Google about the phase of one partnership with Karbonn, Spice, and Micromax. Even the Android one launched its second-generation Smartphone – LAVA Pixel V1, which results in criticism due to lack of features and specifications.

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There will be soon more Android One devices, says Mike. Firstly, we had put certain yardsticks to stand up the software OEMs that we launched, but since we had devices with the difference in display, size, and chipsets.

OEMs have freedom to choose and procure the components so that they decide on specification, pricing, and launch date. In such case, Google works on software elements bringing Android OS as a platform to OEMs devices.

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Google to sign a partnership with an Indian telecom operator takes a longer time why? ET asked

Mike says we seek to work with as many as we can, so that it benefits both developers and consumers. Complexities involved being it legal, regulatory, financial or tax related. In other countries some carriers will discuss on various elements, so we look at the tax and legal in their perspective. So the reason it takes a little bit time.

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In India, Google changed its sub-dollar pricing down to as low as Rs.10. But now, the developer set the prices low as to Rs.10. Google also introduced gift cards.

Now, Google profoundly found a reliable partner in India i.e. IDEA. The feedback they got from the developers is active, and it is interest from the carriers.

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Google made an official announcement publicly that to offer 70% profits to developers. Google Play is a market as the developer makes money as they list an app, whereas other platform operators are also offering 70% to the developers, as it makes a significant defect.

What kind of revenue surge are you expecting after the Idea deal?

We are altogether excited about the results we have seen in the other markets. Just in case, In Indonesia, we have seen four times growth in the no of buyers in just 18 months. So, the carrier billing has played a critical role in getting more customers onto the platform. We see similar encouraging results in markets like Saudi Arabia, UAE. We expect same results in India, Says Mike.

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