Author Archives: Loknath Das

Samsung Elevates Asim Warsi, Dipesh Shah to Global Roles Amid Robust Growth

Electronics major Samsung has promoted two of its India executives – Asim Warsi and Dipesh Shah – to global roles. Warsi, who is the head of Samsung India’s mobile division, has been promoted to Global Vice President, while Dipesh Shah (Samsung R&D Institute Managing Director) has been named Global Senior Vice President. When contacted, Samsung India Vice President Corporate Communications Partha Ghosh confirmed ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Spotted in Leaked Oreo Build

OnePlus 5T launch is set for today, with the Chinese manufacturer’s latest flagship due for a 9:30pm IST unveiling at its New York event. There are have been dozens of OnePlus 5T leaks and rumours in the run up to the launch, and here is one more just ahead of tonight’s revelation. A new report has joined the ongoing rumour mill, ... Read More »

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching on Monday in India, and can be expected to be available for sale later this month. Flipkart is also teasing the launch of the smartphone, revealing its 24-megapixel selfie camera, and we can ... Read More »

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »

Xiaomi MIUI 9 to Be Last Update for 6 Smartphones as Software Support Ends

HIGHLIGHTS MIUI Global Beta ROM 7.11 to be last beta version MIUI 9 ROM to be available for dated devices starting December The new move comes following the global rollout of MIUI 9 After supporting its dated hardware with fresh software builds for a while, Xiaomi says it is now suspending MIUI updates for six of its popular devices. The list of ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T Seen Passing Bend, Burn, and Scratch Tests Ahead of Its First Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Video conducted by JerryRigEverything includes series of durability tests OnePlus 5T’s display receives scratches at sixth level of Mohs scale Back panel of the smartphone is prone to scratches OnePlus 5T has made an appearance in durability tests conducted by YouTuber JerryRigEverything, showing the latest OnePlus smartphone has a tough build. The narrator in the five-minute-long video takes the OnePlus 5T (Review) through ... Read More »

Vivo V7 vs Oppo F5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro: Price, Specifications Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 has a 24-megapixel front camera and 5.7-inch display Oppo F5 sports a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with AI features Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has a 3600mAh battery Vivo V7 has become the latest entrant in the crowded market for selfie phones, bringing with it a 24-megapixel front camera. Of course, that’s not all Vivo V7 brings to the table ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Listed Online Once Again, Launch Date Likely to Be Close

HIGHLIGHTS Redmi Note 5 listed in China The third-party online retailer has not listed ay pricing Xiaomi has again teased launch of a new product in India Redmi Note 5 is widely expected to be the next smartphone in Xiaomi’s lineup, and it seems the launch may not be too far away. The successor to Redmi Note 4 has been listed online once ... Read More »