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LeEco Lets Slip US Launch Plans; Le Max 2, Le S3, and 4 TV Sets to Be Unveiled on October 19

LeEco Lets Slip US Launch Plans; Le Max 2, Le S3, and 4 TV Sets to Be Unveiled on October 19

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Chinese company LeEco is set to formally announce its US operations on October 19. The event will be held in San Francisco, and the company is expected to launch a host of products to flag off its expansion. However, running up to the launch, LeEco has erroneously revealed all the products that are going to be launched, along with their pricing details. The products that will launch in the US next week include a bunch of smartphones and TV sets. The lineup includes the Le Max 2 and Le S3 smartphones, LeEco Super4 series TV sets, and the LeEco uMax85 TV. In its efforts to ready for the launch, the prepping of the website led to a mistaken tell-all. All the details went live on the LeEco website, including the pricing information. According to the leak, the LeEco Le Max 2 is priced at $349,...
Oppo R9s With Sony IMX398 Camera Set to Launch on October 19

Oppo R9s With Sony IMX398 Camera Set to Launch on October 19

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Chinese mobile manufacturer Oppo seems set to launch its new smartphone - Oppo R9s - in its home market China. Without much secrecy maintained since the beginning, Oppo on Saturday sent out invitations to Chinese media for a launch event on October 19 in Shanghai. The R9s press invite boxes contain a replica of a Sony IMX398 camera sensor, which is also touted to be the smartphone's biggest highlight. With much fanciness in the invites, Oppo is also said to launch another variant - Oppo R9s Plus, reported by GSMArena.com. However, Oppo doesn't mention the R9s Plus anywhere in the invite box. The Oppo R9s Plus was earlier spotted in a Chinese TV spot airing only in China. The video is quite revealing, suggesting that the R9s will be placed in the upper mid-range. Earlier, the Oppo R9s was
Huawei Nova Variant With 4GB of RAM, LTE-A Support Launched

Huawei Nova Variant With 4GB of RAM, LTE-A Support Launched

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Huawei launched the Nova and Nova Plus smartphones at IFA 2016 last month. Now, the company has made a new 4GB RAM variant of the Nova smartphone available in China. The variant carrying model number CAZ-AL10 has been launched in the country, however the pricing details remain unknown. GizmoChina reports that the 4GB RAM variant has launched in the Chinese market. Apart from the upgraded RAM, the smartphone also offers LTE-A carrier support for compatible carriers, with support for a peak download speed of 300Mbps. Also, this variant will be available in Black and White, instead of the Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold colour options made available for the Nova and Nova Plus. The report also claims that the smartphone is already available for purchase in the country. All the...
Yahoo Disputes Report on E-Mail Scanning for US Government

Yahoo Disputes Report on E-Mail Scanning for US Government

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Yahoo is disputing a report that said it built a software program to scan customers' incoming e-mails for US intelligence agencies, an effort to reassure consumers as the company comes under growing scrutiny ahead of a planned acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc. "The article is misleading," Yahoo said in a statement Wednesday. "We narrowly interpret every government request for user data to minimize disclosure. The mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems." According to the Reuters article Tuesday, Yahoo complied with US government orders to scan hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or Federal Bureau of Investigation. Intelligence officials wanted Yahoo to search for a set of characters, and that could...
Zen Cinemax Force With 5.5-Inch Display, 2900mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 4,290

Zen Cinemax Force With 5.5-Inch Display, 2900mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 4,290

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Indian mobile manufacturer Zen Mobile on Thursday launched the Cinemax Force. The company says the latest addition to the its lineup boasts of impressive battery life and smooth multitasking capabilities at a price tag of Rs. 4,290. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Zen Cinemax Force is a 3G dual-SIM smartphone. It features a 5.5-inch FWVGA (854x480 pixels) display with Dragontrail Glass, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Cinemax Force sports an 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 2-megapixel front camera. It bears 8GB inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The smartphone packs a 2900mAh battery which the company claims to give up to 30 hours of talk time. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, with...
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Now Set to Launch in November

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Now Set to Launch in November

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The first Tango smartphone in the world was made by Lenovo, and was due to launch in September. That didn't happen, and Lenovo quietly delayed the release "to this fall". Now, a Google representative has confirmed that the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is coming to markets next month. For those unaware, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World event in June this year. The smartphone has been made in collaboration with Google, and is the first smartphone that uses AR and VR to sense and map surroundings. The smartphone will make "AR and VR as pervasive as the GPS", and will be intelligent enough to understand the size of the room you're in, and even sense the presence of people in it. Project Tango (now renamed as just 'Tango') is expected to transform how we interact with e-commerc...
Google Pixel Pre-Orders in the US Will Get a Free Daydream View Headset; No Such Deal for India

Google Pixel Pre-Orders in the US Will Get a Free Daydream View Headset; No Such Deal for India

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are already up for pre-orders in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, and Australia. In the US, the Pixel smartphone starts at $649.99 (roughly Rs. 43,300), and, in case users decide to buy their Pixel smartphones from the Google Store in the US or Verizon Wireless - the only US carrier to offer the smartphones - they will get a $79 (roughly Rs. 5,300) Daydream View headset free alongside. While this sounds like a lucrative offer, a Google representative has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that no such deal will be available for Indian users. In India, users will have to purchase the Daydream View separately, the India launch details of which still remain unknown. In India, the pre-sale of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone will begin on October 13 on Flipkart...
Intex Joins mRUPEE to Launch Mobile Wallet Service

Intex Joins mRUPEE to Launch Mobile Wallet Service

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Domestic smartphone-maker Intex technologies on Thursday announced its partnership with Tata Teleservices subsidiary mRUPEE to launch its first mobile wallet service. The Intex MyWallet will help make payments with integrated payment functionalities and conveniences within the device. "Intex is at the forefront of digital expansion in India through its mobile ecosystem and our collaboration with mRUPEE is in-line with our focus to offer the customers additional value which is being created right from Video, Gaming, Healthcare, Utility, Entertainment, Ecommerce/Mobile advertisement all packed in their handsets at customers fingertips," said Vineet Singh, Head-VAS, Intex Technologies in a statement. Users can recharge, money transfer, shopping, booking train, movie bus tickets, and more dir...
Google Pixel Phones Target Apple, but May Hurt Samsung

Google Pixel Phones Target Apple, but May Hurt Samsung

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Google's product launch on Tuesday was as much a jab at Apple's iPhone as a sales pitch for its new Pixel phones, with executives from the Mountain View internet search company taking shots at their competitor at every turn. But any gains Google makes with the $649 (roughly Rs. 43,000) Pixel, billed as completely designed in-house, may come not at the expense of Apple, but phone manufacturers running its Android software, a list topped by Samsung. "A premium Android strategy is really a strategy to take market share from Samsung," said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research. The South Korean company already is reeling from a highly publicized recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phones due to battery fires. "Obviously Google doesn't want to explicitly compete with its own partners, but this product
Google Pixel Event: Android Maker Readies New Phones, Gadgets Featuring Its Software

Google Pixel Event: Android Maker Readies New Phones, Gadgets Featuring Its Software

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Google may be getting serious about selling its own hardware gadgets. On Tuesday, the search giant will ramp up its consumer electronics strategy with expected announcements of new gadgets including new smartphones and an Internet-connected personal-assistant for the home similar to Amazon's Echo speaker. All are intended to showcase Google's software and online services. A new virtual reality headset and other devices, such as a home router, could also be on tap, according to analysts and industry blogs. Google has declined to confirm any specifics, although it previously described some of these products back in May. Google makes most of its money from online software and digital ads. But it's putting more emphasis on hardware as it faces rivals like Apple, Amazon and South Korea's Samsun...