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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.


LeEco’s big one-day sale is on, and smartphones, television, and accessories are up for grabs on Flipkart and LeMall.com with major offers. The sale is active only for 24 hours, and this Epic 919 SuperFans festival has been introduced for the first time in India. This one-day festival was a huge hit in China, and the company is expecting it to be received in the same manner in India. It is expecting as much as Rs. 100 crore sales during this 24-hours festival in India. The sale ends at midnight, and smartphones available with offers are the LeEco Le 2, Le 1s Eco, and Le Max 2.

1) Smartphones: 
The LeEco Le 2 is available in Rose Gold and Grey colour variants at the same launch price of Rs. 11,999. However, there is an upto Rs. 10,000 exchange offer discount, and a free gift card worth Rs.2,000 from MakeMyTrip. There’s an extra 10 percent off to credit/debit card holders of major banks (up to Rs. 2,000) as well.

The LeEco Le 1s Eco is being sold at a 10 percent discount, and is priced at Rs. 8,998. Users can further get u pto Rs. 8,000 discount on the exchange offer, and LeEco will bundle free earphones worth Rs. 1,300 with the device. The MakeMyTrip and bank cashback offers are applicable with this smartphone purchase as well.

Lastly, the LeEco Le Max 2 Rose Gold 32GB variant is being sold at Rs. 19,998. Apart from the 13 percent discount, you can further get upto Rs. 15,000 off on exchange of old smartphone. LeEco is giving the MakeMyTrip gift card and the bank cashback here as well, and additionally is also bundling CDLA earphones worth Rs.1,990 for free.

2) Televisions:
Televisions on offer include the 65-inch Ultra HD Smart LED TV for Rs. 99,790. Users can avail up to Rs. 25,000 off on exchange offer. The Smart TV is powered by a Cortex A17 quad-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. LeEco offers 2 years of comprehensive warranty and 2years of panel warranty on the TV set. There’s also a 3D variant for Rs. 1,49,790 with the same listed offers.

The 55-inch variant is up for grabs for Rs. 59,790, and an exchange discount up to Rs. 25,000 can be availed on the product as well. All the products are a part of the F Assured scheme, which means that they will be delivered in 2 to 4 days without any delivery charges.

On the LeMall.com website, the company is selling earphones, headphones, smartphone cases and covers, Bluetooth speakers and ring bracelets at a discount. Notably, the Leme Bluetooth Headphones are available at a Rs. 500 discount, and are temporarily priced at Rs. 1,999.

ZTE introduced its Project CSX challenge to crowdsource ideas for new products last month. The company has now finalised three new ideas in phase two of Project CSX, and wants people to submit their concepts for the announced ideas. The company will then build the selected idea into a product.

The Chinese telecommunications giant believes that it can build a self-adhesive smartphone which will come with optimised user interface via eye tracking system and will also come with split screen technology. Another interesting idea is for a Power Glove-like wearable that is programmable. It can help users to learn hand movements by simple instructions that are provided by Android-based apps. Lastly, ZTE unveiled the concept of an interactive diving mask which will offer an immersive augmented reality experience to users.

Users can submit their concept ideas for the three products till September 30 and the company will conduct votes from October 1 – 10. After selecting the final product, ZTE claims that it will try to introduce the product in 2017.

ZTE says that the smartphone concept is focused on user privacy. One of the highlights of the phone will be the self-adhesive polymer that can stick to any type of material whether wall, or other pieces of furniture. The eye tracking system said to feature in the phone will consist of two laser-focusing cameras, one on the top and one on the bottom. The two cameras will capture user’s pupils’ movement in a vertical dimension. The split screen feature is suggested for user convenience and security. It will let users experience different content on the same screen with the help of the dual directional viewing LCD.

For Powerglove, ZTE believes that it will provide a platform for developers to write apps that can automate hand movement.

For the augmented reality mask, ZTE says that users will be able to use it both regularly as well as under water. The mask will be waterproof with IP67 certification and will equip UHD display to broadcast image captured by two cameras located on the front of the device. It will be able to record video as well as take photos under water as well.


The latest leaked pictures of 2016 edition of Samsung J2 may have given us a glimpse of a feature that could also make its way to Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note line-up, if it is received well by the users. The leaked images show the Smart Glow notification ring that was first leaked last month.

The pictures have ‘confirmed’ that the Smart Glow notification ring will be situated at back of the phone around the camera lens and will glow whenever a notification pops up. According to the document leaked last month, users can customise the colour of the Smart Glow and decide what colour they want for a specific kind of a notification.

The Smart Glow ring will act as an alternative to the current notification LED and will also come equipped with a feature called “Selfie Assist”. With this feature, the notification ring will automatically turn to a particular colour as soon as it detects a face, is focussed, and ready to capture the image.

According to the leaks, customising the ring will also give it the ability to indicate if the battery level is low. “Smart Glow” will also be able to change colour depending on the priority or usage alerts, and other functions.

As of now, there is no word whether the “Smart Glow” will also be present on the Galaxy Note 7 expected to launch on August 2. However, several reports have suggested that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer will pack an iris scanner on its next Galaxy Note phablet.


Samsung is rumoured to introduce a new function dubbed “clever Glow” in its smartphones. in step with reports, the “clever Glow” could be an opportunity to the existing notification LED setup at the Galaxy smartphones. the brand new feature is predicted to first debut at the Samsung’s Galaxy J2 (2016).

The unannounced “clever Glow” will be located across the digital camera lens at the rear and could glow while a notification pops up. The leaked report says that the “clever Glow” will change colour relying on the priority or utilization signals, battery reputation, and other features.

A leaked employer file first picked up by using Galaxyclub suggests how the function will paintings and also indicates that the luminous “smart Glow” ring may also have the “Selfie assist” feature (via Sammobile) that will help customers automatically clicking when it detects a face. customers will be able to prioritise the notification and determine the coloration of the “clever Glow” notification mild.

At this moment, there’s no phrase whether or not the “clever Glow” can also be present on the Galaxy be aware 7 predicted to release on August 2. A recent file suggested that the South Korean telephone giant will p.c. an iris scanner at the agency’s next Galaxy be aware phablet. There were reviews earlier claiming that Samsung turned into making plans to include the iris scanner in this yr’s Galaxy be aware 7.

in advance this month, Samsung Electronics the united states and AT&T in collaboration unveiled the new Galaxy S7 active. The cellphone may be one-of-a-kind to AT&T. The employer also delivered the Galaxy J3 seasoned in China this month.