Samsung Galaxy J7 Max with 8-Core CPU now available at Rs 17,900: Threat to mid-range smartphones

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Available at Rs 17,900: threat to other phones

Talking about the Galaxy J7 Max, the smartphone comes with the support to the mobile payment solution – Samsung Pay. The highlight is that this is the first smartphone to arrive with the compatibility to Samsung Pay in the mid-range market segment. Notably, it has the Samsung Pay Mini, which misses out on a few features than its higher-end platform. (edited) Apart from this, the Galaxy J7 Max has the Smart Glow mode that encloses the rear camera. This ring can be customized to provide notifications. Today, we are here to list out some mid-range smartphones that might face the heat due to the launch of the Galaxy J7 Max. Take a look at these devices from below. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini Buy At price of Rs 19,999 Key Specs 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 1500:1 contrast ratio Octa Core Snapdragon 652 / 653 processor with Adreno 510 GPU 4GB / 6GB RAM 64GB storage expandable memory up to 200GB with microSD Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD) 13MP (monochrome) + 13MP (RGB) dual rear cameras 16MP front-facing camera Fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE 2950mAh battery with fast charging Honor 8 Lite Buy At price of Rs 15,950 Key Specs 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display Octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2 GPU 4GB LPDDR3 RAM 64GB storage expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0 Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD) 12MP rear camera with LED flash 8MP front-facing camera, 77° wide-angle lens Fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE 3000mAh battery Vivo V5s Buy At price of Rs 17,498 Key Specs 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 (4 x 1.5GHz A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz A53) processor with Mali T860 GPU 4GB RAM 64GB internal memory expandable memory up to 256GB Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD) Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash 4G VoLTE 3000mAh battery Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 64GB Buy At price of Rs 15,900 Key Specs 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor with Mali T830 GPU 3GB RAM ’32GB / 64GB Internal Storage expandable memory up to 256GB via micro SD card Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Dual SIM 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture 8MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture 4G VoLTE 3300mAh battery   Sony Xperia XA1 Buy At price of Rs 19,380 Key Specs 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD edge-to-edge borderless display with Image Enhance Technology 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core 64-bit 16nm processor with ARM Mali T880 MP2 GPU 3GB RAM 32GB internal memory expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card Android 7.0 (Nougat) Dual SIM 23MP rear camera with LED flash 8MP auto focus Sony IMX219 front-facing camera 4G VoLTE 2300mAh battery LG Stylus 3 Buy At price of Rs 16,800 Key Specs 5.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) In-cell Touch 2.5D curved glass IPS display 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 64-bit processor with Mali T860 GPU 3GB RAM 16GB Internal memory expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD Android 7.0 (Nougat) 13MP rear camera 8MP front-facing camera Fingerprint sensor Stylus Pen 4G LTE 3200mAh removable battery Lenovo P2 Buy At price of Rs 14,999 Key Specs 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display, 100% NTSC color gamut 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU 3GB / 4GB RAM 32GB internal memory expandable memory with microSD Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD) 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture 4G VoLTE 5100mAh built-in battery with fast charging HTC Desire 10 Pro Buy At price of Rs Rs 20,591 Key Specs 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection 1.8 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with up to 550MHz Mali T860 GPU 3GB/4GB RAM 32GB/64GB internal storage expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with HTC Sense UI Dual Nano SIMs 20MP rear camera with dual LED flash 13MP front-facing camera 4G LTE 3000mAh battery Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Buy At price of Rs 15,070 Key Specs 5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU 3GB LPDDR3 RAM 32GB internal storage expandable memory with microSD Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0 Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro + nano/microSD) 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5P Largan lens 5MP front-facing camera 4100mAh (non-removable) battery Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Buy At price of Rs 19,999 Key Specs 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 1000 Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU 4GB RAM 128GB internal storage expandable memory with microSD MIUI based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD) 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash 5MP front-facing camera 4G LTE with VoLTE 4850mAh (typical) / 4760mAh (minimum) battery

 

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Samsung might tease the Galaxy S8 in a short video at MWC

As already reported, the Galaxy S8 won’t be announced at Mobile World Congress 2017, as it will be released a bit later than usual this year. However, it looks like Samsung may have decided to still give us a glimpse of the upcoming flagship during its event in Barcelona.

According to a report from The Korea Herald, the tech giant will tease the Galaxy S8 in a one minute trailer at MWC. The video will be played at a press event on February 26, where Samsung will announce the Galaxy Tab S3. Hopefully, the short video will give us more info about the device, which will likely be released in mid-April.

As with every year, there have been tons of rumors going around about Samsung’s new flagship devices. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be the first smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and will come with Samsung’s own digital assistant called Bixby.

They will both sport much thinner bezels around the screen and ditch the home button. This means that the fingerprint scanner will be moved to the back of the devices, which can be seen on the recent images that have leaked.

There are plenty of other interesting rumors regarding the smartphones. To learn more, check out our Galaxy S8 rumors post.

 

[Source:- androidauthority]

 

 

Samsung expands entry-level VR browsing

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Those not completely familiar with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones may not have heard about Gear VR, the company’s mobile virtual reality headset. Users wearing the Gear VR get to utilize their phone as their display and processor, but the Gear VR unit is the controller.

Different iterations of the headset have been released to good reviews, so users will be excited to know that the latest release of the Oculus-powered app that controls the experience comes with an improved browsing experience.

According to a news release on Samsung’s Newsroom, version 4.2 helps users get greater control and a more immersive experience.

All this is centered on one of the biggest improvements in the browser, which is support for WebVR 1.0. This is the premier iteration of the VR web browser standard that’s been developed by Mozilla and Google. As far as users are concerned, they’ll experience this improvement by now being able to look at 3D images and streaming VR content more easily on the device.

Another big change is the ability to alter the background of their VR environment, courtesy of the aptly named Change Background feature. High-quality images are provided in-app, so users just have to make the selection for the background they desire. Thanks to VR tech, these vivid scenes infuse more depth than ever to a user’s browsing experience, which has the effect of bringing them to an environment that’s realistic enough to stimulate the interest for exploration.

The end result of this update is a far richer browsing experience. When you include the Skybox feature, which was added to Gear VR in an earlier update, users get to enjoy a truly immersive way of browsing.

One last feature should also have a positive impact on users’ browsing habits.

The File Explorer feature gives users the chance to both seamlessly browse and view videos and pictures on their mobile devices or USB storage, thanks to the USB OTG (on the go) support tool.

All of these updates should be considered in conjunction with other, powerful Gear VR features like:

• Voice-recognition support
• An on-screen keyboard that includes 11 languages (among them English, Korean and French)
• Bluetooth-device integration (mouse, keyboard, gamepad)

Together, version 4.2 now offers users a very comprehensive, immersive experience to explore and browse the most interesting content on the Internet.

What has always made Gear VR stand out is how it allows users to experience the web as if they were watching a movie in a theater. The big, virtual screen—now made richer with these improvements—is a key component of this experience.

 

[Source:- webdesignerdepot]

 

Latest Oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on Samsung phones

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In theory, app updates are meant to bring bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as new features. Unfortunately, for all the fixes added, updates tend to sneak in at least a few bugs as well. That’s unfortunately what appears to be happening with the latest version of the Oculus app for Samsung devices.

A number of Redditors have been complaining about poor battery life that started around last night, when the new update arrived. I actually noticed this myself, as I left my Galaxy S7 Edge off the charger last night to wake up with it much lower than it typically would be when left off the charger overnight.

From the sounds of it, the problem sorrounds the new Oculus Rooms addition to the app, with the Oculus VR app getting stuck in an installation loop that continuously downloads and reinstalls the app. While a new update is probably not too far off, it is probably not a bad idea to uninstall Oculus VR (or at least disable it) in the meantime.

 

[Source:- Androidauthority]

 

Samsung adopting Apple-like plan to sell refurbished smartphones

Samsung itself will refurbish the devices and resell them at a lower price, Reuters sources said. The people declined to say what kinds of discounts would be offered.

Worldwide, the used cellphone market is said to be worth $17 billion annually. Resale values for Apple’s iPhones average around 69 percent — in comparison, Samsung Galaxy devices retain about 51 percent of their value on the secondary market.

Samsung is said to be launching the program as one way of keeping operating margins over 10 percent. The company will allegedly harvest phones from users on one-year upgrade plans in markets like the U.S. and South Korea, though it’s not clear in which markets the phones will be resold. Details could be finalized sometime in 2017.

Apple has been selling first-party refurbished products for well over a decade. It does not, however, sell refurbished iPhones in its core markets, presumably worried that people will see more value in a used device. A new iPhone typically starts at $649 without a contract.

 

 

[Source: Appleinsider]

Samsung Galaxy notice 7 can also debut a vastly overhauled interface

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may debut a massively overhauled interface

It’s been a couple of years given that Samsung overhauled its custom Android pores and skin, TouchWiz, but a brand new video indicates off a vastly overhauled model of the software that would debut with the Samsung Galaxy word 7.

Italian tech weblog HDblog.it published a strollthrough video of the new interface detailing each change within the new TouchWiz interface.

universal, Samsung’s layout language has matured with much less cartoony hues and slick customization alternatives that have been formerly handiest to be had from 0.33celebration launchers.

The notiwi-fications pull down has also been hugely overhauled, and you may now have a drop down menu to fast get entry to settings. for instance, you will be able to transfer c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a networks from just the notiwirelesscation color with out hopping into the settings app. this could previously be performedwireless in the elevated notiwi-fication colour, however the new interface allows drop down menus from the non-accelerated coloration, requiring one much less swipe.
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On the home display screen, you may be able to swipe up from an app icon to bring up a menu of alternatives with out going into the app itself. i’m able to see this selection utilizing a stress touchy display, like Apple’s 3D touch, that is rumored to be coming to the Galaxy be aware 7.

TouchWiz folder viewTaking a note from Apple’s iOS, the brand new TouchWiz UI will feature tons of blurring of the historical past whilst tapping on a folder. Apps inside the folder take over the middle of the display screen and blur out the historical past, just like in iOS.

Samsung’s Gallery app has additionally been up to date to appearance and feel extra like Google images. you could nevertheless pinch to zoom inside and out to peer greater or fewer pics at once, but the app’s format no longer buries view options within the menu.

there is lots greater adjustmentswireless precise within the video so test it out, even in case you do not understand Italian.

take into account that those TouchWiz modiwiwireless are nevertheless in beta, so there’ll possibly be extra made before it rolls out with the Galaxy observe 7, that’s predicted to reach early August.

Pele sues Samsung for $30m over lookalike use in ad

Pele in action in the 1970 World Cup final v Italy

Brazilian football legend Pele is suing South Korean electronics giant Samsung, after claiming the firm improperly used a lookalike in an advertisement.

He is claiming at least $30m (£21m), according to legal papers lodged at the US District Court in Chicago.

The advertisement for ultra high-definition televisions ran in the New York Times without Pele’s permission.

Pele, 75, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is considered by many to be the best player of all time.

He played for Brazil’s victorious World Cup winning teams of 1958 and 1970, scoring in both finals, and was in the squad which won in 1962.

With club side Santos he twice won the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup. Later in his career he went on to become the face of “soccer” in the US, as the NASL looked for a sporting breakthrough in the mid-1970s.

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It is alleged that Samsung ran the advertisement after breaking off negotiations in 2013 to use Pele’s image to promote its goods.

According to the complaint, which does not name Pele, the ad includes a facial photo of a man who “very closely resembles” him, and also a small picture of a footballer making a “modified bicycle or scissors-kick, perfected and famously used by Pele”.

The iconic star now makes much of his income through product endorsements.

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Image captionPele is well-known for his bicycle or scissors-kick

The complaint also says that the Samsung advertisement will damage the value of his endorsement rights and mislead consumers into thinking he backs Samsung products.

As well as seeking compensation his legal team say they also want to prevent future unapproved uses of his image.

The lawsuit was filed by Pele IP Ownership LLC, which owns the former player’s trademark and publicity rights.

Pele’s lawyer Frederick Sperling has also represented former Chicago Bulls basketball star Michael Jordan.

He helped him win a case against the former Dominick’s Finer Foods over an unauthorised use of his identity in an advertisement in Sports Illustrated magazine.

 

[Source:- BBC]