Monthly Archives: May 2015
ZTE Nubia Z9 Miniwith 5-inch Full HD OGS Display Octacore 64-bit SoC 2GB RAM Android 5.0 At Rs 16,999
Chinese manufacturer ZTE has launched the Nubia Z9 mini under a separate Nubia sub-brand. It was originally introduced in China earlier this year and packs a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) OGS display with 74.1% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 SoC and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with nubia UI 2.8. It has 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 6p lenses, LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens with NeoVision 5.0 Camera UI.
It has support for TD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3) for India. The smartphone has aircraft grade alloy frame and glass finish on the back.
nubia Z9 mini specifications
5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD CGS, OGS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz) processor with 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with nubia UI 2.8
Dual nano SIM
Dimension: : 141.3 x 69.8 x 8.1mm and weighs 145g
16MP camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 6P lenses
8MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 Exmor R BSI sensor, 80-degree wide viewing angle
4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), GPS/aGPS
3000 mAh battery
The nubia Z9 mini comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 16,999 in India. It will be exclusively available through Nubia Z9 Mini (Black)”>Amazon
Lenovo S60 with 5-inch HD Display 1.2Ghz QuadCore Snapdragon 410 Processor Android 4.4 now available At Rs 12,999
Lenovo has launched S60, the company’s latest smartphone in the S Series in India. It packs a 5-inch HD IPS display, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual SIM support and 3G connectivity.
It packs 2GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot and a 2150mAh battery.
Lenovo Sisley S60 Specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU
2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI, upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Dual SIM (Micro + Nano)
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens
Dimensions: 143.3×72 x 7.7mm; Weight: 128 grams
3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
The Lenovo Sisley S60 comes in Perl White, Graphite Grey and Laser Yellow colors and is priced at Rs.12,999. It is currently available in Graphite Grey color through Lenovo’s official thedostore, Flipkart and Amazon.in.
According to testing performed by Cigniti Technologies, an independent software testing services company, Opera Mini consumes on an average 14% less battery and 89% less data when compared to other mobile browsers. This announcement is part of a performance benchmarking and independent testing report for data and battery consumed by different browsers. The tests evaluated the performance of Opera Mini against other leading mobile browsers such as Chrome, UC browser, CM browser and UC Mini on Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks in India.*
Opera Mini outperformed all other browsers Cigniti tested and used the least amount of data when loading websites across categories such as social networking, e-commerce, video sharing, classifieds and news publications. Opera Mini on an average consumed 89% less data than other mobile browsers. This means users of Opera Mini can view up to nine times more web content using the same amount of data as the other browsers tested.
For many mobile users, exceeding their limited data plan could be a reason to browse cautiously and a point of stress while surfing the web. This may not apply to Opera Mini users, though. Example, if a user is on a pay-as-you-use data plan – for every 1 GB of data used, browsing using other browsers on an average will cost between Rs. 1,465 to 1,369, while Opera Mini costs only Rs. 130. It means that users can save upto Rs 1,330 every month while browsing with Opera Mini.**
*Test methodology: Tests were conducted by Cigniti on [Airtel 2G and 3G] network between 22nd March and 4th April 2015 using Chrome [41.0.2272.96], CM Browser [5.1.74], UC Browser [10.3.0], UC Mini [9.9.1] and Opera Mini [8.0] on various Android devices charged to 100% before beginning a session. Each session lasted 30 minutes and visited each of the following websites: quikr.com, facebook.com, flipkart.com, snapdeal.com, youtube.com and espncricinfo.com. Devices used in the test were the Samsung Galaxy S5 [4.4.2], the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [4.4.4], the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 [4.4.2], the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 [4.4.2] and Google’s Nexus 9 [5.0.1].
**Rates are taken at 2 paisa per 10 KB. Data costs calculated as per average data used by Opera Mini and all the other web browsers.
More details about the upcoming Redmi Note 2 smartphone from Xiaomi has surfaced in a new leak. The smartphone which is codenamed Hermes with Xiaomi H3Y model number was first spotted last month.
The latest leak comes from popular leakster @upleaks saying that the phone will sport a Full HD display (1920x1080p), but there is no word on the screen size. The Xiaomi H3Y is also said to powered by a 64 bit MediaTek MT6795 chipset with octa-core CPU. It comes with 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory and will run MIUI 6 based on Android 5.x Lollipop. The smartphone is expected to have a 13-megapixel rear camera (Samsung’s S5K3M2 sensor) and a 5-megapixel front shooter (OmniVision’s OV5670 sensor).
Earlier this month Xiaomi’s 2015 roadmap was leaked indicating launch of four new Mi smartphones. At present there is no information about pricing and availability of the phone.
Operators has started the process of implementing simplified dialing pattern that allow both STD and local numbers be dialed without any prefix. We are getting reports that many operators have implemented this .
One step closer to full MNP
One of the main technical problem of full MNP was STD dialing pattern. At present, STD numbers can only be dialed by adding either ‘0’ or ‘+91? as the prefix. But post full MNP STD and local numbers cannot be differentiated and should have same dialing pattern. These changes require configuration modifications in each of the operator nodes and operators had sorted more time to implement this before full MNP. DoT had recently given two months extension for operators to implement full MNP on grounds of these technical issues.
As per the latest deadline set by DoT, full MNP will be implemented in the country by July. A full MNP will allow the subscribers to move from one mobile networks to other in any telecom circles in the country. So customer can retain his mobile number in any part of the country without paying for roaming charges.