Moto G5, G5 Plus at MWC 2017 – Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are due to be launched at Lenovo’s pre-MWC event. The devices are expected to run on Android 7.0 nougat out of the box, and come with upgraded specifications. Moto’s conference starts at 9pm IST (4.30pm CET) on Sunday, and should be live streamed for the world to see.

Moto G5, G5 Plus at MWC 2017 - Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

How to watch Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus launch live stream

Lenovo-owned Motorola should live stream the event on either Lenovo’s or Moto’s YouTube page. Alternatively, you can follow updates on Lenovo’s Twitter and Facebook handles as well. Gadgets 360 will also be on ground zero giving you all the details as they happen.

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus features

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are both expected to sport metal bodies, and come with Lenovo branding on the side panels. The primary camera at the back will let go of the capsule design, and instead sport a circular design accompanied by dual-LED flash. The smartphones will have a home button at the front which is widely expected to embed the fingerprint scanner. The legendary Moto “M” logo will sit at the back, and the smartphones are expected to come with a removable battery.

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus specifications

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will come with similar specifications including full-HD screen resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover for protection, run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Some of the other similarities in the handsets include fingerprint scanner at the front, 5-megapixel front camera, and water repellent coating. Both Moto G5 and G5 Plus are expected to come in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colours.

Starting with the Moto G5 specifications, it is expected to feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 441ppi; 16GB/ 32GB on board storage; 13-megapixel rear camera; 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC; 2800mAh battery with rapid charging support; and 4G LTE support. It will measure 144.3x73x9.5mm and weigh 145 grams.

Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, will feature a slightly larger 5.2-inch full-HD display; 64GB storage; 3000mAh battery with TurboPower charging; 12-megapixel camera with dual autofocus feature; powered by 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC; 4G LTE, and measure 150.2x74x7.9mm and weigh 155 grams.

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus price

An earlier report claims that the Moto G5 may be priced lower than its predecessor at launch. The Moto G5 will be priced at EUR 189 (roughly Rs. 13,500) for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage model while the 3GB RAM with 16GB storage model is likely to be priced at EUR 209 (roughly Rs. 15,000). The smartphone was recently spotted the Moto G5 being sold on OLX in Brazil for about $385 (roughly Rs. 25,700) for the 32GB variant.

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus release date

Both the devices are expected to go on sale soon after launch, however specifics are yet unknown. We recommend you to take all of this with a pinch of salt till all details become official in a few hours from now.

Nokia MWC 2017 Event: Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

After the Nokia 6 success, HMD Global is set to launch a series of devices at the scheduled Nokia MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. The company is expected to reboot the iconic Nokia 3310, and launch the flagship Nokia 8 phone as well as Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 budget Android smartphones alongside, and make other announcements at the event. Nokia’s MWC event is set to begin at 4:30pm CET (9pm IST) on Sunday, and will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube for worldwide viewing.

Nokia MWC 2017 Event: Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

How to watch Nokia’s MWC 2017 live stream

You can head to its Facebook live link here, or even alternatively stream the press conference in 360 video on the Nokia YouTube channel. Gadgets 360 will also be on the ground giving you all the updates as it happens.

Price, features, specifications

Nokia is largely expected to launch four smartphones on Sunday – the Nokia 3310 reboot, Nokia P1, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. Leaks and rumours of almost all the phones have been aplenty running up to the launch, and here’s everything we know about the smartphones till date.

Starting with the Nokia 3310, it is largely expected to stick to its feature phone roots, and have only basic multimedia features. A concept video of the device reimagines the Nokia 3310 with a rear camera, 1.5-inch colour screen, run on Series 30+ user interface, and support FM radio. but we will have to wait till the Nokia MWC 2017 event to see if these actually make it to the rebooted feature phone. Rumours suggest that Nokia 3310 reboot will be priced at EUR 59 (roughly Rs. 4,000), positioning it as a secondary phone for the nostalgic Nokia fans.

Little is known about Nokia 5 so far, except that it may sport a 5.2-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 2GB RAM. The smartphone is expected to cost EUR 199 (around Rs. 14,000). Nokia 3, on the other hand, is said to be the entry-level Nokia Android phone, with price tag of EUR 149 (about Rs. 10,500). The smartphone is said to have a 5.2-inch HD screen, Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, microSD expansion support, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front camera.

A recent report suggests that the Nokia P1 is the long-rumoured flagship Nokia Android phone that may officially be launched with the name Nokia 8. As per leaks, the Android 7.0 Nougat-based Nokia 8 is said to have a 5.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top, 128GB and 256GB storage options, 6GB RAM, 22.6-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss optics, 3500mAh battery, and IP57 certification for dust- and water-resistance. The smartphone is said to run on Snapdragon 835 chipset, but since Samsung Galaxy S8 has been confirmed to be the first smartphone with the upcoming processor, we will have to wait and see how HMD Global handles the launch. A Nokia 8 listing on JD.com in China pegged the device’s price at CNY 3,188 (approximately Rs. 32,000).

Along with the phones, HMD Global is also expected to announce the global availability of the Nokia 6, which is officially available only in China.

Twitterific for Mac Set to Make Comeback; Developer Iconfactory Launches Kickstarter Campaign

You may remember Twitterific as the first Twitter client for the Mac in 2007 and for the iPhone later on. The third-party app, in fact, grew so popular at the time that one could say it even beat Twitter at its own game, claiming the term ‘tweet’ and the bird icon before the social network was associated with them. Iconfactory, the developers of Twitterific, however, could not keep up with the pace of iOS development and in order to do so, completely neglected the Mac client.

Twitterific for Mac Set to Make Comeback; Developer Iconfactory Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Iconfactory on Wednesday decided to revive Twitterific for Mac. But in order to do so, the developer needs some funding. It has launched a Kickstarter campaign called Project Phoenix and is looking to raise $75,000 in funds to revamp Twitterific for Mac.

Ten years is a long time and both the Mac and Twitter platforms have seen a lot of change. Iconfactory knows that in order to revive Twitterific, it will need to bring in Twitter features used in the present day. Seeing as how there is still a surprising dearth of third-party Twitter clients for Mac, an updated Twitterific is likely to bring back its old fans as well as new users.

If the project is funded, Iconfactory aims for an August roll out of the update for Mac. According to the Kickstarter page, some of the functionalities that one can expect from the updated app are as follows.

  • Unified home timeline
  • Multiple account support
  • Composing, replying, and quoting tweets
  • Muffles and mutes
  • Streaming
  • Themes
  • Delete and edit your own tweets
  • Sync timeline position with iOS
  • VoiceOver Accessibility
  • Timeline search (text filter/find)

Iconfactory ultimately aims to bring in all the functionality found in Twitterific for iOS to the Mac. Based on the list, most of the core features will be added initially. The developers also said they will add features like direct messaging, read lists, built-in Twitter search, and more if the tally reaches above $100,000. Additionally, funding over $125,000 will help bring in features like video upload, trends, and geolocation.

At the time of writing this, the campaign received close to $30,000, which means the developers are well on their way to reviving the client for Mac. Pledges on Kickstarter range from $15 to $1000 or more with increasing rewards depending on the amount. Twitterific for iOS is available on the iPhone and iPad through the App Store.

Yahoo Mail App Gets Caller ID, Photo Upload Features

Yahoo on Tuesday launched Caller ID and photo upload features for its Yahoo Mail app that will help users identify a caller from their email contact list and also access their phone camera roll on a desktop.

The new features are now available and users can update Yahoo Mail app in the App Store (iOS v4.13) and Google Play (Android v5.13).

The new Caller ID feature will show a user who is calling even if the number is not saved in the smartphone, the company said in a statement. Yahoo Mail uses contact information from emails.

As soon as a user contacts you, the contact’s name will surface with the call and Yahoo Mail will update names in your call history or when you dial.

To enable this feature, simply go to Settings, then Phone, forward to “Call Blocking and Identification”, toggle the switch for Yahoo Mail and save the settings.

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Once the new photo upload feature is enabled, your recent camera roll photos will be instantly available when accessing your Yahoo Mail account on desktop.

To enable this feature user’s need to open the Yahoo Mail app on iOS or Android, go to Settings, then, Photo upload and tap the “Upload photos” toggle.

In a blog post, Yahoo VP of Product Management Michael Albers said, “Consider for a moment that our inboxes have become a place where all of our life’s details are captured and stored. With smarter contacts and better photo-sharing, we’re helping you take full advantage of your inbox!”

Facebook Denies Ransomware Infiltration

Facebook on Monday denied that its network and Messenger app were being used to spread ransomware to its users, contradicting the claims of Check Point researchers Roman Ziakin and Dikla Barda.

The two researchers last week reported they had discovered a new method for delivering malicious code to machines, which they dubbed “ImageGate.”

Threat actors had found a way to embed malicious code into an image, they said.

Due to a flaw in the social media infrastructure, infected images are downloaded to a user’s machine, Ziakin and Barda explained. Clicking on the file causes the user’s machine to become infected with a ransomware program known as “Locky,” which encrypts all the files on the infected machine. The user then must pay a ransom to the purveyor of the malicious software in order to decrypt the files.

“In the past week, the entire security industry is closely following the massive spread of the Locky ransomware via social media, particularly in its Facebook-based campaign” the researchers wrote in an online post. “Check Point researchers strongly believe the new ImageGate technique reveals how this campaign was made possible, a question which has been unanswered until now.”

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Bad Chrome Extension

Facebook has disputed Check Point’s findings.

“This analysis is incorrect,” Facebook said in a statement provided to TechNewsWorld by spokesperson Jay Nancarrow.

“There is no connection to Locky or any other ransomware, and this is not appearing on Messenger or Facebook,” the company maintained.

“We investigated these reports and discovered there were several bad Chrome extensions, which we have been blocking for nearly a week,” Facebook noted. “We also reported the bad browser extensions to the appropriate parties.”

Most social media sites, including Facebook, have protections in place to block spam and dangerous file types, said Marc Laliberte, an information security threat analyst with WatchGuard Technologies.

“This most recent attack bypassed Facebook’s protections by using a specific type of image file that supports interactivity via embedded scripts, like JavaScript,” he told TechNewsWorld. “Facebook has since added the image file type — SVG — used in this attack to their filter.”

Cloak of Legitimacy

What makes this attack so devious is that it’s cloaked in legitimacy.

“The JavaScript embedded in the image is not malicious,” explained Alexander Vukcevic, virus labs director at Avira. “It leads you to a website that looks like YouTube.”

At the website, you’re told you need to download a browser extension to watch video at the site.

“The browser extension then downloads the ransomware,” Vukcevic told TechNewsWorld.

Ransomware like Locky has become a big threat to consumers, observed Javvad Malik, a security advocate for Alien Vault.

“Most are not technically savvy to spot or defend against ransomware,” he told TechNewsWorld. “While a lot of effort is put into educating consumers around the dangers of clicking on links in emails or opening attachments, there is an inherent level of trust that people put in social media platforms, which is being abused by this current threat.”

Consumer Protection

While Ransomware is always a serious threat to consumers, this new twist on its distribution raises the bar even higher, WatchGuard’s Laliberte noted.

“Consumers simply do not expect malware to be delivered via a Facebook message,” he said. “Most people probably consider social media sites to be a safe space, so the lack of concern and vigilance makes it powerful as a potential infection channel for malware.”

For consumers concerned about an ImagteGate attack, Check Point recommended not opening any files downloaded to a device after clicking any image. The same is true for image files with unusual extensions, such as SVG, JS or HTA.

Users also should keep their operating system and antivirus software up to date, Avira’s Vukcevic added, “and make backups. Even if you’re never infected with ransomware, you never know when something might go wrong with your machine.”

iPhone 8 Dreaming in Full Swing

Apple’s latest iPhone was barely out of the gate when rumors began percolating about the company’s next new phone.

Although the iPhone 7 garnered mostly tepid reviews when it was released this summer, initial inventories sold out quickly, and the company had to scramble to meet demand.

That demand may have peaked, though, which may be why chasers of the next big thing are looking down the road.

“You can rest assured that next year being the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, Apple will come out with something special,” said Wayne Lam, principal analyst for telecom electronics at IHS Markit.

“Whether it’s a completely new 10th anniversary model in conjunction with the regular iteration model of the iPhone 7, we’ll have to find out — but most likely, there will be drastic design innovation coming with the iPhones in 2017,” he told TechNewsWorld.

“Historically, Apple likes to make a big deal out of decade-length anniversaries,” observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

“Since 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, it’s easy to assume the company will use the opportunity to prove that it hasn’t lost a step, and continues to lead the industry in both design sophistication and delivering value to its customers,” he told TechNewsWorld.

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Block of Glass and Aluminum

Anticipation for the next model may be higher because the iPhone 7 failed to tick off many items on the wish lists of Apple fans.

“My impression is they were holding back on the 7, so they could make a whiz-bang splash on the 10th anniversary,” said David McQueen, a research director at ABI Research.

The next iPhone will be Apple’s vision of the smartphone of the future, he added.

“Long term, what the iPhone will be is a block of glass and aluminum with as few buttons, bumps and holes as it can have,” McQueen told TechNewsWorld.

Apple may be taking a step toward that phone of the future with the display rumored for the next iPhone. It reportedly will be an OLED display that will occupy most of the front of the phone — or all of it, by wrapping over its sides.

The OLED part of that rumor is a solid bet, maintained IHS’ Lam.

“Apple’s move to OLED display is all but assured through our supply-side intelligence,” he said. “This opens up lots of design possibilities for them on next year’s groundbreaking iPhone design.”

Edge-to-Edge Screen

OLED screens have better contrast, brightness and deeper blacks than LCD displays, and they’re also more flexible, which would allow Apple to create a curved phone with an edge-to-edge screen.

“I find the edge-to-edge display most credible,” Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told TechNewsWorld.

Embracing OLED technology will help Apple keep pace with its competitors.

“Samsung has been doing curved OLED screens for years, so it’s not a cutting-edge phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination,” noted Bob O’Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research.

“This is Apple just playing catch-up to other people,” he told TechNewsWorld.

The beauty of the edge-to-edge screen is not expected to be marred by a home button or fingerprint reader. Both will be built into the screen itself, rumor has it.

“I’m particularly intrigued by the idea of a display-enabled fingerprint reader,” Pund-IT’s King said. “That could simplify both the phone design and authentication processes.”

Glass Body

Some Apple watchers, including widely respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, believe there will be three iPhone models: two conventional models with 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, and one with an edge-to-edge rounded screen.

All of the units will have glass bodies to facilitate wireless charging.

Apple’s wireless charging is expected to be truly wireless. Existing wireless chargers require a phone to be placed on the charger. Apple’s charger will charge a phone through the air for short distances.

“Wireless charging that requires no contact would be a technology innovation,” Technalysis’ O’Donnell said.

There are some drawbacks to charging devices through the air, he added. It’s very inefficient, so it’s not the greenest way to charge a phone.

Then there are possible safety issues.

“Power signals flying through the air could freak people out,” O’Donnell said.

Need for a Home Run

Many of the rumors about the next iPhone may be unfounded, suggested Kevin Krewell, a principal analyst at Tirias Research.

“The iPhone 8 rumors are all over the place,” he told TechNewsWorld.

The phone seems to have every item from everyone’s wish lists.

“It’s likely two or maybe three of these ideas will come to pass in the next iPhone, but none of them are groundbreaking innovations,” Krewell pointed out.

“They’re all very nice enhancements and will keep Apple’s iPhone competitive with phones from other vendors,” he added.

However, that may not be what the company needs with the next iPhone.

“With sales slipping and margins reportedly under pressure, it’s important for Apple to come out swinging with the iPhone 8. The company needs to prove that it’s still an elemental force in mobile innovation — not just one of many companies delivering quality products,” noted Pund-IT’s King.

“Apple is so profitable and so deeply embedded with millions of customers that the company could survive and even thrive if the iPhone 8 fails in the marketplace,” he added, “but the same might not be true of company executives tied to the new device. If the iPhone 8 fails to hit a home run, any number of execs could be headed for the showers.”

Intex Aqua 4.0, Aqua Crystal, Aqua Supreme+ 4G VoLTE Smartphones Launched in India

Intex on Tuesday launched three new smartphones in India – the Aqua 4.0, Aqua Crystal, and Aqua Supreme+. The smartphones have been priced at Rs. 4,199, Rs. 6,990, and Rs. 9,490 respectively, and will be available from retail stores. All three Intex smartphones are 4G VoLTE-enabled.

The dual-SIM (Micro + Micro) Intex Aqua 4.0 smartphone (seen above), the cheapest of the lot, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 4-inch OLED display with a resolution of 360×640 pixels and Asahi Glass protection. It’s powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A SoC coupled with 512MB of RAM. Optics include a 2-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a VGA (0.3-megapixel) front camera.

The Intex Aqua 4.0 comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (with support for FDD-LTE Band 3 and Band 5) apart from Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. It’s powered by a 1500mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time. It measures 124.7×61.6×10.4mm and weighs 122 grams. It will be available in Black, Blue, and Champagne colour variants.

Coming to the Intex Aqua Crystal (seen below), the dual-SIM (Micro + Nano) smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. It’s powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. Optics include an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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The Intex Aqua Crystal bears 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (with support for FDD-LTE Band 3, Band 5, and TDD-LTE Band 40), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB. It’s powered by a 2000mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. It measures 140×71.2×8.3mm and weighs 139.4 grams. It will be available in Black and White colour variants. The Aqua Crystal smartphone comes preloaded with LFTY, Tap & Buy, MiFon Security, and Vistoso apps.

Finally, coming to the last smartphone in the lineup launched on Tuesday – the Intex Aqua Supreme+ (seen below). The dual-SIM (Micro + Micro) smartphone runs Indus OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with Sodalime Glass protection. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. Optics include a 13-megapixel camera with flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front camera.

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The Intex Aqua Supreme+ bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (with support for FDD-LTE Band 3, Band 5, and TDD-LTE Band 40), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB. It’s powered by a 3000mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time. It measures 143×72.3×7.95mm and weighs 133 grams. It will be available in Black and Champagne colour variants. The Indus OS implementation offers support for 9 regional languages as well as the new Recharge 2.0 feature on the Indus Dialler. The smartphone comes preloaded with Tap & Buy, MiFon Security, and Vistoso apps.

Reliance Jio Offers: TDSAT Seeks TRAI Clarification

Amid fresh appeals filed by Airtel and Idea Cellular against TRAI’s clean chit to Reliance Jio tariffs, TDSAT on Monday asked the regulator to clarify whether Reliance Jio had informed it and its subscribers of the two free offers – Jio Welcome Offer and Happy New Offer – being “distinct”.

Reliance Jio Offers: TDSAT Seeks TRAI Clarification

In its latest appeal, Bharti Airtel termed TRAI’s January 31, 2017 order as “wholly illegal” and “palpably wrong”. The Sunil Mittal led firm accused the regulator of “wrongly” holding Reliance Jio’s promotional offer as compliant with the regulatory guidelines, distinct and hence not an extension of the previous offer.

“The present appeal is filed against the impugned order which suffers from the same vice of arbitrariness, non transparency and failure to comply with the statutory mandate…While in effect and substance the same promotional offer has been continued by Reliance Jio, the respondent by the impugned order has once again held that the allegedly new promotional offer is compliant, without providing any reason or rationale…,” Idea Cellular has said in its latest appeal.

Meanwhile, during the hearing on the Reliance Jio matter on Monday, the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) asked the sector regulator to submit by February 15, clarification on “whether the service provider had informed TRAI that the offer B (Happy New Year offer) is distinct from offer A (Welcome Offer)…and filed with TRAI as per provisions”.

Other issues for clarification include whether the provision of the two Reliance Jio offers as well as their implementation were in accordance with Telecom Tariff Order and Telecom Consumers Protection Regulation.

TRAI has also been asked to clarify whether Reliance Jio informed its subscribers that the two offers were different and whether they took the “subscriber’s consent”.

The hearing has now been scheduled for February 20. Last week, TRAI gave a clean chit to Reliance Jio’s free voice calling and data plan on its mobile services on the ground that the scheme is not a violation of the regulatory guidelines on promotional offers.

TRAI had said that its examination had revealed that Happy New Year Offer launched by Reliance Jio on December 4, 2016 is distinct from its earlier Reliance Jio Welcome Offer and could not be treated as an extension of earlier promotional offer as the benefits under both sets of promotional offers differ.

TRAI’s opinion came after TDSAT asked it to take a decision “within reasonable time” on Reliance Jio’s tariffs in the wake of petitions filed by Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular. The operators had approached the telecom dispute tribunal against the regulator for allowing Reliance Jio to continue free promotional offer beyond the stipulated 90 days.

Zen Cinemax 4G with VoLTE Support, 5.5-inch Display Launched at Rs. 6,390

Zen Mobile on Tuesday launched a new smartphone in its Zeneration 4G portfolio in India – the Cinemax 4G priced at Rs. 6,190. The smartphone comes bundled with a Reliance Jio SIM with access to the Jio Happy New Year Offer. Just like with its Zen Cinemax Click smartphone, the company is also bundling a protection kit and one-time screen replacement within the first six months. The smartphone will be made available from Thursday in Champaign and Rose Gold colours through both online and offline channels.

Zen Cinemax 4G with VoLTE Support, 5.5-inch Display Launched at Rs. 6,390

The dual-SIM Zen Cinemax 4G runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5.5-inch FWVGA display. It is powered by a quad-core processor (unspecified) coupled with 2GB of RAM. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash and a 5-megapixel camera at the front for taking selfies.

The Cinemax 4G comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). In terms of connectivity, the Cinemax 4G offers options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, apart from 4G VoLTE support. The smartphone houses a 2900mAh battery that offers up to 30 hours of standby time.

Just like Cinemax Click, Cinemax 4G also comes with the Swalekh multi-lingual keyboard with support for 22 regional languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujrati, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi. “It has Language lock feature – which allows the user to choose the language right from the main screen,” the company said in its release.

Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO at Zen Mobile, said, “India is becoming a digital economy, and embracing 4G technology at a fast pace. With the launch of Cinemax 4G, we aim to offer a perfect combination of high end features and a fast 4G experience at a great value to consumers across Tier II and Tier III markets”.

“We at Zen mobile believe that our Zeneration 4G series will play a role in helping the country realize its digital agenda as we are offering it at an affordable price to encourage mass adoption, especially in Tier I and II towns. We will continue to strengthen our 4G portfolio in 2017 and focus on launching exciting new devices at the most competitive price points,” he added.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Case Leak Tips Design Overhaul, Dual Camera

Samsung’s next Galaxy S8 has been rumoured to come with design overhaul apart from other major features. A flurry of leaks have offered good amount of detail regarding the upcoming Samsung flagship and a new case leak has surfaced on the Internet offering a slightly better look at the possible design of the handset.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Case Leak Tips Design Overhaul, Dual Camera

The new case leak also shows that Samsung Galaxy S8 will indeed feature the fingerprint scanner at the back corroborating to earlier leaks. There have been leaks pointing that Samsung may finally ditch its physical home button at the front. The new case leaks were obtained by an Italian publication HD Blog and are claimed to be official accessory from Samsung for the upcoming Galaxy S8. While the larger variant was expected to be the only one with a dual camera setup, the latest case leak tips both the smartphone variants will sport dual rear cameras.

Based on preliminary leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two sizes – 5.8 and 6.2 inches. The new case leak also tips at two screen sizes for the Galaxy S8. The company is also said to add a dedicated button for Bixby – Samsung’s new AI assistant which will work with native apps as well. Older leaks tip screen sizes of 5 inches and 6 inches.

For specifications, the Galaxy S8 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The handset will pack 64GB inbuilt storage while will support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are said to sport 3250mAh battery and 3750mAh battery respectively. The smartphones are largely expected to go on sale by April 21.

A recent report claimed China prices for the Galaxy S8 – 6GB of RAM with 64GB storage variant is said to be priced at CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 59,000) while the 128GB storage variant is said to be available at CNY 6,488 (roughly Rs. 63,000). Evan Blass had previously claimed that Samsung Galaxy S8 will go on sale from April 21 and will cost EUR 100 (roughly Rs. 7,300) more than its predecessor.