Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Next iPhone to have dual-LED, dual-color flash?

The rumor mill wastes no time when it comes to “the next iPhone”. We received an anonymous tip that the next Apple smartphone (whether it’s the iPhone 6 or 5S) will have a dual-LED flash, but it’s going to be unlike any other dual-LED flash we’ve seen before. It’s going to have LEDs of two different colors.

The rumor came with no evidence (certainly no photos) but it’s seemingly too odd to be made up.
The purported dual-LED flash of the next iPhone consists of one regular LED and one with a slight blue tint. The idea behind this is to improve white balance when snapping photos.
We’re not quite sure how this is supposed to work – use both LEDs at the same time to produce a brighter, slightly blue illumination, or light them up one at a time to get two different illuminations in an HDR-type strategy (instead of combing two exposures to get better dynamic range, combine two photos with different color to get better color accuracy).
It’s an odd rumor as we said – it’s unlikely, but why would someone make it up? We would expect more “iPhone 6 with xenon flash” rumors than ones like this. Still, take it with a big bag of salt.
Thanks to our anonymous tipster!

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with 5-inch WVGA display

Samsung has announced a new Android based smartphone, called the Galaxy Grand. The main feature here is the 5-inch, 800 x 480 resolution LCD, making it smaller only to the Note series in Samsung's smartphone lineup.

Other features on this smartphone include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel front camera, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HSPA+ connectivity and a 2,100mAh battery.
The Galaxy Grand will be running Samsung's TouchWiz interface on top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It will come with the usual range of Samsung features, including S Voice, multi window mode, Direct Call, AllShare Play, Smart Alert, Popup Play and all the Samsung Hubs.

The phone will be sold in two variants, I9080, which will be the single SIM variant and I9082, which will be the dual-SIM variant. No word on availability and pricing.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Review

The Apple iPhone 5 which is the latest and greatest iPhone ever made by the Cupertino based company is here.The iPhone 5 sports an all new design which reminds us of the first iPhone which had a metallic back. The iPhone 5 also features a lot of new components on the inside. Does the iPhone 5 live up to it’s
expectations ? Find out in the our review below

Apple iPad mini India Prices Revealed

ipad mini india prices
Good news for all of you waiting for the iPad mini in India. We have heard from online retailer Saholic about the confirmed prices for the iPad mini for India and it is going on sale pretty soon by this Friday December 7th.The base 16GB WiFi only version of the iPad mini will sell for Rs.21900

Here are the prices for the rest of the models.
32GB WiFi – Rs.27900
64GB WiFi – Rs.33900
The cellular / 3G version is also coming to India with the 16GB 3G version starting at Rs.29900 ,32GB 3G version at Rs.35900 and 64GB 3G version at Rs.41900

Sony Xperia SL Review

When we reviewed the Xperia S earlier this year, we felt that it was a new start for Sony. Continuing its tradition of good design, packing an excellent display we quite liked the Xperia S. However the pace of the mobile industry is such that it has been far out-specced since its launch. Following the lead of HTC with its One X refresh, Sony too has launched a new updated version of the Xperia S dubbed the Xperia SL.

Not much has changed in the Xperia SL externally as it retains its beautiful hardware. The screen is still quite nice while the processor has been bumped up to a Dual Core Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.7Ghz compared to the 1.5Ghz processor on the Xperia S.  Keep reading for our full impressions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 price drops to Rs. 25900

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100) has got a price cut and is now available for Rs. 25900 from online retailer Saholic. It was announced at MWC 2012 earlier this year and launched in India in July for Rs. 32,900. This is definitely a huge price cut, that would let more customers buy the tablet. Hope the popular Galaxy Note 800 quad-core Android tablet that launched in India in August would get a price cut soon.
It has a 10.1-inch WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT display, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Touchwiz UI, 3MP rear-facing camera and VGA front facing camera.
It comes with voice call feature, 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS,  1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD (up to 32GB) and a 7,000 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is now available for Rs. 25900 from online retailer Saholic.

HTC Butterfly announced for global markets

The international variant of the Droid DNA and HTC Butterfly J have been announced today for the global audience. The phone which will be called the HTC Butterfly is one of the first devices with a ful HD display. The 5″ screen with 1080p resolution results in a mind blowing pixel density of  440ppi.

The phone is powered by a 1.5Ghz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and has 2 GB of RAM. The Butterfly is equipped with a 8MP camera with a 28mm lens and F2.0 aperture which will help the BSI enabled sensor to take even better low light images. The front camera is a 2.1MP unit capable of capturing full HD video. In terms of storage, users get 16GB of inbuilt memory but you also have a memory card slot to further expand that by up to 64GB. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Android 4.1 Jellybean.
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