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Alongside the launch of Honor 8 smartphone launch, Huawei has also launched the Honor 8 Smart in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,999, and will be available on Amazon India, Flipkart and Honor Stores online, and major retail stores across the country. For now however, availability details have not been revealed. It will be available in Black, White, and Gold colour variants.

The Honor 8 Smart is different from the Honor 8 in camera, processor, memory, and storage departments. The aluminium-magnesium alloy frame smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) In-Cell Touch display with a pixel density of 424ppi, and sports a metal design. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Kirin 650 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It also sports a 24-bit DAC HI6402 chipset.

It packs a 3000mAh battery which is claimed to last for 1.4 days, and has a fingerprint sensor at the rear just like the Honor 8. The Honor 8 Smart supports single-SIM (Nano-SIM) slot, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top. It does not support FM radio, but comes with connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner.

At the event, Huawei also launched the Honor Holly 3 budgeted smartphone priced at Rs. 9,999, and even announced that it will be the first ‘Made in India’ smartphone from the company. The Honor 8 (Review), however, took the big spotlight, and was priced at Rs. 29,999. The Honor 8 smartphone comes with a dual camera setup, 2.5D glass protection on the front and back, and a fingerprint scanner with Smart Key at the back.

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As expected, Huawei Terminal’s Honor brand on Wednesday launched its flagship smartphone in India – the Honor 8. The smartphone is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, and comes with a dual rear camera setup, a premium metal build, and a fingerprint scanner at the back. The Honor 8 (Review) smartphone is priced at Rs. 29,999, and will be available via Amazon India, Flipkart, and the Honor Online store from Wednesday itself, starting at 3pm IST. The smartphone will be made available in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, and Sapphire Blue colour options.

The Honor 8 will come with 24 months extended warranty, 3-month screen damage replacement warranty, 3-month replacement service for any manufacturing defects, and ‘postal repair’ – for a pan-Indi pick and drop service. The smartphone sports 2.5D glass protection on the front and back and has rounded metal edges. The smartphone has buttons on the display, and the volume and power buttons are housed on the right. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back which also comes with a physical press. Apart from unlocking the smartphone, it can be used to perform multiple functions such as opening apps, calling up Google Now, and scrolling through photos while viewing them in the Gallery.

As mentioned, the Honor 8’s big highlight is the dual camera setup at the back. The two 12-megapixel sensors do not protrude out of the smartphone, and sit neatly within the frame. The company claims that one sensor records colour information, while the other records in monochrome with higher contrast. The two images are then processed and merged together to give the best photo output to the user. The cameras feature f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus and dual tone dual-LED flash.

Other features include screen-lock snapshot, virtual aperture shooting, night shot, professional mode, beauty mode, food mode, panorama, HDR, watermark, light painting, time-lapse, slow-motion, audio note, document scan, capture smiles, touch to capture, Sound Snap, delayed shooting, and face detection. There’s also an additional 8-megapixel camera at the front, and its supports panoramic shots for selfies. The front camera has f/2.4 aperture, and supports 1080p video recording.

As for other specifications, the Honor 8 supports single-SIM (Nano-SIM) slots, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display with 96 percent NTSC and pixel density of 423ppi. The variant launched in India is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor paired with Mali-T880 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It offers 32GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable further via the microSD card (up to 128GB).

It is powered by a 3000mAh battery, which claims to offer up to 9-hours of online video streaming, and 24 hours for online music streaming. It also supports fast charging and claims to takes about 100 minutes to fully charge, and 30 minutes to charge up to 47 percent.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner. The Honor 8 does not support FM Radio. The smartphone measures in at 145.5x71x7.45mm, and weighs 153 grams. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

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Huawei Terminal’s brand Honor is all set to launch its flagship smartphone in India on Wednesday – the Honor 8. The highlight feature of the smartphone is its dual rear camera setup. The New Delhi launch event is scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST. The company said it would unveil other devices at the event, but did not reveal what these would be.

To recall, the Honor 8 was launched in China back in July. Three memory and inbuilt storage variants had been launched – 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000) model, 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage model CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000), and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000). The company is anticipated to launch the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model in the country.

The Honor 8 is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) smartphone that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display with a pixel density of 423ppi.

The Honor 8 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor. As we mentioned, the smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup, sporting two 12-megapixel cameras. The rear cameras also feature dual-tone LED flash, and laser autofocus. On the front, the Honor 8 bears an 8-megapixel camera. The rear panel also sports a fingerprint sensor.

The 32GB of inbuilt storage on the smartphone is expandable via the hybrid dual-SIM card slot, where if users are not utilising the second SIM card slot they can use a microSD card (up to 128GB) instead. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery.

The smartphone measures in at 145.5x71x7.45mm, and weighs 153 grams. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

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Honor, the Huawei Terminal brand, has sent out invites for a New Delhi launch event on October 12. The company has confirmed that it is launching the Honor 8 in India, and pricing and availability details will be unveiled at the event. The big highlight of the smartphone is the dual camera setup at the back, the full premium metal design, the fingerprint scanner at the back, and the USB Type-C port for charging.

The Honor 8 was unveiled first in China in July. The smartphone was then launched in three variants – CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,000) for the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage model, CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 23,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage model, and CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage model.

As for the specifications, the Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display with a pixel density of 423ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz Kirin 950 octa-core processor with 3GB or 4GB RAM configurations. There are also options for 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage, and it isn’t sure whether both or just one variant will make its way to the Indian market.

The Honor 8 smartphone sports two 12-megapixel rear cameras, with dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus. Additionally, there is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1, and supports a hybrid dual-SIM slot. It measures 145.5x71x7.4mm and weighs 153 grams.

The smartphone is protected by 2.5D glass at the front and back, has smooth round metal edges, and dons the fingerprint sensor at the back. Interestingly, the fingerprint scanning ring doubles up into a physical button as well, and performs multiple functions on screen. The Honor 8 packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and Infrared sensor.

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Xiaomi has announced that the latest version of its operating system, MIUI 8, will be rolling out as a Global Stable ROM update to eligible devices starting Tuesday.

Making the announcement on the MIUI forum last week, Xiaomi also listed the eligible devices – Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm), Redmi Note 3 (Special Edition), Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Note, and Mi Max (32GB variant).
The company also noted that only a select few devices will get the MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM as an OTA update on Tuesday. These are the Redmi 1S, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, and Redmi Note 4G. The rest of the eligible devices will get their updates in the “near future”. Xiaomi also announced that MIUI 8 China Stable ROM will start rolling out from Wednesday as well.

Xiaomi had originally scheduled August 16 as the release date for the MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM, but evidently the company has faced some delays with the final stable build.

As for how to upgrade, Xiaomi says users of the regular MIUI Global Stable ROM will receive an MIUI 8 update notification on their phone when the OTA update is ready for their device. Users can also refer to the Updater app to check for updates. Xiaomi warns that users should back up their data before making the upgrade. As for users running a different ROM than the MIUI Global Stable ROM, Xiaomi has posted a detailed guide on how to flash the latest stable MIUI 8 ROM.

To recall, MIUI 8 includes new features such as Mi Cloud Photo Sync; new video editing options for trimming, effects; scrolling screenshots; Quick ball button with shortcuts; Dual apps; new templates for Notes; a redesigned Gallery app; a Smart menu for editing text, and the new App lock. Users in India will also get free ringtones from Hungama. Hindi T9 prediction will be available, as well as T9 business search. Smart Caller ID features in both the dialler and messaging app will be available in India.

The rollout of the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat has now officially started with select Nexus devices getting the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system. The new update brings several additional features to Android, from tweaks to the interface that will change how you use your phone, to changes under the hood that will improve battery life and performance.

According to the official Android blog, there are over 250 major new features in Android 7.0 Nougat, and here are some of the highlights.

1. Multi-window
Multi-window support will allow you to run two apps side by side, and the windows are resizable too, by dragging the divider. We’ve seen this feature before from a number of phone makers, and your mileage may vary on how useful multi-windows are, but with phones now crossing the 6-inch mark, it makes sense to think of ways to use all that screen real estate.

2. Direct reply to notifications
Android’s notifications also get an overhaul, with a new template that makes the notifications stand out more, and offer custom views along with direct reply. This will allow you to answer a text or chat message directly from the notification pane.

3. Quick settings
Easy access to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the flashlight with a single swipe. Not only are all the important shortcuts now all in the notification shade, but it’s something you can edit to change the order of the icons.

This is something that the different OEMs have had to implement in the past, with mixed results – as default Android behaviour, it’ll help ensure that users of all devices get the same kind of experience.

4. Multi-locale support
You can now select multiple locales in your settings, and this can be used by apps to tailor their content. This will be useful for multilingual users – for example, your search engine results could be tailored to show results in all the languages you selected.

5. Better battery life
Last year, Android got a new feature called Doze that preserves the battery while the phone is lying at rest and idle. This feature has been updated, and and now can kick in even when you’re on the move.

6. Faster, more secure
The new Direct Boot mode allows the phone to run in a secured mode when powered up but not unlocked. Apps do not run during direct boot mode, though they can be set up to run components, such as scheduled alerts (alarm clocks) or important notifications (messages), which are run in an encrypted mode. This means that your device can startup faster, while remaining secure even as the phone reboots.

Other security updates include file based encryption, and seamless updates, which will lead to faster software updates in the background.

7. Better performance
Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a new feature called Vulkan, a cross-platform API for 3D graphics. This makes better use of multi-core processors for gaming and other similar applications, so expect a performance boost over time. There are also optimisations to the way apps run in the background, which will also improve system performance by preventing needless access to the RAM.

8. Virtual reality
Android 7.0 Nougat also brings VR mode in Android through Daydream. Current phones are not expected to be compatible with Daydream so this will matter only to people buying new devices – but Daydream-ready phones, headsets and controllers, are all coming later this year.

These were the main updates that we’ve seen to Android 7.0 Nougat. Which features do you think are most interesting? Let us know via the comments.

 
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Reliance Retail’s Lyf brand is gearing up to launch two new smartphones, the Wind 3 and Flame 8, in India. Both the smartphones will be the first to go on sale via a third party e-commerce website Flipkart. As of now, there is no word whether both these handsets will be also available via the company’s offline retail channel.

The Lyf Wind 3 (seen above) has been priced at Rs. 6,999 while the Lyf Flame 8 will be available at Rs. 4,199. Both these smartphones are still listed as ‘coming soon’, and are expected to go on sale from Wednesday under Flipkart’s Freedom sale. The company via its Twitter handle confirms the Wednesday availability of the Lyf Wind 3 on Flipkart, and that it will come with the Jio Preview Offer for 3 months. The Lyf Flame 8 is expected to be available under a similar offer.

Much like other Lyf-branded smartphones, the Lyf Wind 3 and Flame 8 smartphones support 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). Both handsets also support VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility.

The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) Lyf Wind 3 sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with Asahi Dragontrail Glass and 267ppi pixel density. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The Wind 3 smartphone supports 4G connectivity only on a single SIM card slot at a time.

The smartphone is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. The smartphone packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).

Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G (LTE Cat. 4 support). The handset measures 152.6×76.6×9.4mm and weighs 160 grams. The Lyf Wind 3 is backed by a 2920mAh battery.

The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM) supporting Lyf Flame 8 (seen above) smartphone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 218ppi and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The company says both SIM card slots are 4G enabled; though, at one time only one SIM can use 4G while the other will work on 2G.

It is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Lyf Flame 8 packs 8GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Android Lollipop-based smartphone sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Some of the camera features include autofocus, face detection, and smile detection modes. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G.

Measuring 132.6×66.2×9.3mm, the Lyf Flame 8 weighs 138 grams. It packs a 2000mAh battery and will be available in Black and White colours. The launch was first reported by TechPP.

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Huawei Terminal on Monday launched two new smartphones in its Honor brand – the Honor 5 and Honor Note 8 – in China. The Honor 5 is priced at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,100), while the Honor Note 8 is priced starting at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,100).

The Honor Note 8 has been launched in three storage options – namely 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The 32GB variant is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,100), the 64GB variant is priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,100), and the 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,100).

As for the specifications, the Honor Note 8 features a hybrid dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) slot, sports a fingerprint scanner, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Emotion UI 4.1 OS. It bears a 6.6-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection, and up to 105 percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a Kirin 955 octa-core processor paired with Mali T880-MP4 GPU, and 4GB RAM. The Honor 8’s inbuilt storage can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, and f/2.0 aperture. There is an adjacent 8-megapixel selfie camera as well. The Honor Note 8 packs a 4500mAh battery with fast charging. The smartphone measures 178.8×90.9×7.18mm, and weighs 219 grams. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The Honor Note 8 will be made available in Gold, Silver, and Grey colour options.

Coming to the Honor 5, it supports dual-SIM cards, and runs on Android Lollipop-based Emotion UI 3.1 Lite. It features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of inbuilt memory with the option to expand via microSD card slot (128GB).

Optics include an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. It packs a 2200mAh battery, and offers connectivity options like 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The smartphones measures 143.8x72x8.9mm, and weighs 138 grams. The Honor 5 will be made available in Black, White, and Gold colour options.

The Honor 5 is to go on sale in China from Tuesday, while the Honor Note 8 will hit the market on August 9. Huawei has started taking pre-orders for the Honor Note 8 smartphone.

 
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Zopo, which entered the Indian market last year with the Zopo Speed 7, is set to launch the Zopo Speed 8 in the country on Wednesday. The company has sent out invites for its launch event in New Delhi.

Zopo had unveiled the Speed 8 alongside the Speed 7C at MWC 2016, and it is priced at $299.99 (roughly Rs. 20,100). The highlight of the smartphone is that it’s claimed to be the first to sport MediaTek’s deca-core Helio X20 MT6797 SoC – which is coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Other highlights of the Zopo Speed 8 include its 21-megapixel rear camera powered by a Sony IMX230 sensor, and its 3600mAh battery. It sports an 8-megapixel camera at the front.

The dual-SIM Speed 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s non-expandable.

Connectivity options include 4G (with support for Indian LTE bands), Bluetooth 4.1,  Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, and FM radio.

Available in Black and White, the Zopo Speed 8 measures 152.5×76.35×9.8mm, and weighs in at 136 grams.

Since the Zopo Speed 7’s launch in August last year, the Chinese manufacturer has launched two other smartphones in India as well – the Zopo Speed 7 Plus and the Zopo Hero 1.

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Huawei Terminal’s Honor brand, as promised, on Monday unveiled its new Honor 8 smartphone at an event in China. The new smartphone will be available in China starting July 19 and will come in three versions – CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,000) for the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage model, CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 23,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage model, and CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage model. The Honor 8 is currently up for pre-orders in China. The Chinese company has so far not revealed availability plans for the Honor 8 outside China.

As rumoured for weeks, the biggest highlight of the Honor 8 is its dual-rear camera setup. It sports 12-megapixel dual-rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash and also features laser autofocus. There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on board as well. The smartphone sports a USB Type-C port and also supports fast charging. There is fingerprint scanner at the back of the handset. Another notable feature of the Honor 8 is its 7.45mm slim build and that it comes with a metal frame and a glass back.

The Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display and comes with a pixel density of 423ppi. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Honor 8 runs EMUI 4.1 on top. The smartphone features hybrid dual-SIM slot which means users can either use two SIM carss or one SIM card and a microSD card for storage expansion. It measures 145.5x71x7.4mm and weighs 153 grams.

The Vmall listing confirms that the Honor 8 is compatible with 4G LTE bands in India. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and Infrared sensor. The handset packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

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