The founder of the $4 smartphone firm has been arrested for fraud

So it turns out some things really are too good to be true – last year, a smartphone called the Freedom 251 was released in India for the equivalent of just $4. While it certainly did not excel in the specs department, its extremely low price made it pretty attractive, particularly to low-income parts of the country. Unfortunately for them, Mohit Goel, the founder of Ringing Bells, the device’s maker, was recently arrested on allegations of fraud.

The incident which prompted the arrest was the result of an unfulfilled order, according to the police. …


Samsung Flow app to allow Galaxy smartphone users to unlock their Windows 10 PCs with fingerprint

Samsung Flow isn’t a great Android app judging by the 3.7 rating (out of 5) it’s got on Google Play Store. However, the application will soon expand its functionality to a wider range of products, which might boost its appeal among users.

At the moment, Samsung Flow allows Galaxy Tab Pro S users to unlock their tablet with a compatible Galaxy smartphone’s fingerprint scanner. Here are the supported smartphones confirmed by Samsung: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016).

The good news is Samsung …

Remix OS on Mobile will allow you to have an Android smartphone that can also work like a PC

In 2015, a company by the name of Jide hit the scene with the Remix Ultra Tablet. The Remix Ultra Tablet featured a design very similar to Microsoft’s Surface line of gadgets, but rather than running Windows, the Tablet was powered by something called Remix OS – Jide’s custom take on Android with various elements that are very akin to a desktop operating system. The Ultra Tablet created for somewhat of a cult following, and Jide was quick to follow it up with the Remix Mini later that year. Dubbed as “The World’s First True Android PC”, the Remix Mini is a tiny $90 PC …

LG V20 Modular Concept Smartphone 2017

LG V20 Modular Concept is Stainless Steel Body. The Modular Design with the LG G5 modules support. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 rear glass. IP68 certified – water and dust resistant. MIL-STD-810G certified – shock resistant

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Display
5.3 inch Quantum IPS LCD display
Quad HD resulotion
554 ppi pixel density
Always-on display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset
Adreno 530 GPU
6 GB RAM
32 GB storage
MicroSD support

Camera
16 Megapixel rear camera
LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, OIS, Laser Autofocus
4K 30fps, Full HD 60fps and HD 240fps video recording
Dual 8 Megapixel front facing camera
f/2.0 aperture, OIS, Autofocus

Connectivity
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wifi Direct, DLNA, Wifi Hotspot, dual-band
Bluetooth v4.2
NFC
Infrared Port
GPS
4G LTE, VoLTE
USB Type-C

Software
Android 7.0 Nougat
LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI

Battery
Removable 3000 mAh battery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless Charging

Other Specs
Fingerprint Scanner
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Concept Smartphone Specifications (6 GB RAM)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date, Specs, Features and Price in USA

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Upcoming new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 edge smartphone with 6GB RAM Snapdragon 830 dual camera sensor features It has Awesome feature of this phone is that it has NFC and IR blaster . It has a fingerprint scanner and also has iris scanner along with a USB Type-C port. Further, Galaxy S9 has a 3D touch fast charging with a bonus of wireless charging as an offer.It will be launch after release new galaxy s8 release date and Galaxy S8 Plus is launching in May 29 ,2017 at official. The new galaxy s9 and s9 edge will be available in 2017 end.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Concept Rumors ,Specs ,Features
It has rumors features 5.5 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED with 3D Touch Curved edge screen Always-on display and look like metal and glass body design.

Galaxy S9 has Dual 21 Megapixel rear camera with Dual Tone LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture ,4K 30 fps, Full HD 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, HD 120fps, 240fps video recording and Dual 13 Megapixel front facing camera.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S9 with 5.5-inch display could be Price approx. (US $800 to $850) UK for (£679) Galaxy S9 Edge could be price approx in under (US $950) and price in UK at (£810).specs and best buy price in Sprint ,Tmobile ,Verizon Wireless,At&t USA ,UK ,Canada ,Australia ,Korea and for India will be available official…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Concept Full Specifications
– 5.5 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Curved edge display 3D Touch ,Always-on display 534 ppi pixel density with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 front and back glass.
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 Octa Core chipset,Adreno 540 GPU
– Thin metal and glass body
– IP68 certified dust proof and water resistant
– 6GB RAM 128 GB storage and MicroSD support
– Dual 21 Megapixel rear camera with Dual Tone LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture
– 4K 30 fps, Full HD 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, HD 120fps, 240fps video recording
– Dual 13 Megapixel front facing camera
– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad ,Bluetooth v4.2 ,NFC ,Infrared Port ,GPS
– 4G LTE, 1 Gbit/s download with LTE Cat 16 ,USB Type-C
– Fingerprint Scanner .Iris Scanner
– Android 8.0 ,Touchwiz UI OS
– 5000 mAh battery Fast Charging ,Wireless Charging ,Samsung Pay
– Black color

Samsung Galaxy S9 Concept Youtube Video

Apple iPhone takes a big step toward Wireless Charging

Rumors have swirled for a while that Apple might embrace wireless charging beyond smartwatches (including for the next iPhone), and the company only seems to be stoking those expectations.

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Apple has quietly joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which governs the Qi standard you see on most devices with wireless charging. This doesn’t guarantee that this year’s iPhone will tout wireless charging, or even that Apple will use the Qi standard at all (the Apple Watch uses a modified take on Qi). However, it does say a lot about Apple’s broader wireless charging strategy.

For over a year, there’s been talk of Apple exploring long-range charging, possibly through a partnership with Energous.

You’d just have to keep your iPhone within several feet of a charging station to top it up. The Wireless Power Consortium move doesn’t mean that Apple has given up on long-distance electricity, but it does suggest that the company believes conventional inductive charging is more practical in the near term. Also, it shows a firmer commitment to the very concept of wireless charging.

Apple doesn’t think it starts and ends with one wearable product.

HTC new Flagship has two Displays

As expected, HTC has joined the league of players that believe headphone jacks are relics of the past and don’t deserve their 3.5mm space on modern smartphones.

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The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer today unveiled two new smartphones in its new “U” lineup: “its first phablet in a while” HTC U Ultra and “aggressively priced” HTC U Play. Neither carry the 3.5mm jack, a trend that Apple gifted to the world.

Both the new smartphones follow “Liquid Design” language, a major departure from the aluminium unibody that older HTC smartphones carry. The “symmetric” smartphones have a curved glass body on both sides now with metal running along the edges.

“Hold it up and you’ll appreciate the phone’s symmetrical construction, and the way it transforms light as you turn it,” the company said at a media event Thursday.

The more powerful among the two, the HTC U Ultra, sports a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display with a secondary 2-inch display (of screen resolution 160×1040) decked on top of it. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage.

There’s a 3,000mAh battery to keep the phone afloat all day. The company says it will launch a limited number of HTC U Ultra smartphones with sapphire glass.

he HTC U Play sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display. It features a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, and 3GB of RAM (with another variant carrying 4GB of RAM). The smartphone runs on a 2,500 mAh battery.

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HTC is also focusing on “HTC Companion” skin, an AI-driven feature that studies user’s interactions to make the phone experience better and seamless, or so is the plan. For the HTC U Ultra, this works in conjunction with the secondary display. That 2-inch display will give you warnings about rain, for instance. Both smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

On the photography front, both smartphones carry 16-megapixel with HTC UltraPixel technology rear cameras. For the selfie cam, the HTC U Ultra features a 12MP HTC UltraPixel shooter. The HTC U Play surprisingly carries the same 16MP UltraPixel on the front as well.

But, instead of a headphone jack, users will have to get on with the USB Type-C port. Speaking of which, the company also touted “HTC USonic” earphones, which will ship with the phones. The earphones “analyze your inner ears with a sonic pulse, and then adapt to you.”

Both the smartphones will be available in Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, and Sapphire Blue color variants. According to the listing on the website, the HTC U Ultra will retail at $749 but won’t ship before mid-March in the United States. The company is keeping the retail price and shipping info for the HTC U Play under wraps for now.

Will the new smartphones see enough takers? Analysts believe pricing the phones aggressively in some markets is the key. “When it comes to design HTC is still in the game,” Tarun Pathak, senior analyst at research firm Counterpoint, tells Mashable.

“Only thing it needs to do is play more aggressively in mid-end segment and leave premium market to partners like Google (which sells Google Pixel).”

BlackBerry Mercury Launch Date Revealed In Teaser Image Of Smartphone’s New Design

BlackBerry is preparing to officially unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry “Mercury.” A teaser from the company shows the QWERTY-equipped handset will launch on Feb. 25 in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2017.

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BlackBerry Gets Back In The Smartphone Game
While BlackBerry is no longer one of the top smartphone makers in the game, the company has loyal fans and new ones who want their smartphone to rock an old school physical QWERTY keyboard below the display. The company’s first Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv has made a name for itself ever since its release in 2015, thanks to the iconic BlackBerry physical QWERTY keyboard coupled with top of the line specs (at the time).

BlackBerry fans looking to get a new smartphone that closely resembles previous BlackBerry handsets will be delighted with the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury. The device isn’t expected to officially be named BlackBerry Mercury, as Mercury is an internal codename given to the device.

BlackBerry Mercury Brings Back Classic BlackBerry Design
What is supposedly a teaser of the smartphone’s new design and launch details has been leaked by BlackBerry and published online, and as you can see in the image above, there’s some important information. As you can see, BlackBerry is planning to announce its latest BlackBerry smartphone (notice Mercury is not mentioned) on Feb. 25 in Barcelona, in advance of MWC 2017.
The new BlackBerry smartphone will feature a metal build and what appears to be a carbon fiber back panel. The physical QWERTY keyboard graces the front and above that is a 4.5-inch Quad HD display, which also appears to confirm the handset will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The smartphone is expected to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU and 3 GB of RAM.

BlackBerry Mercury To Use Google Pixel’s Camera Sensors
The BlackBerry “Mercury” will reportedly feature an 18-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, supposedly using the same high-end and award-winning sensors used in Google’s Pixel smartphones. The handset will likely include 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, in addition to a microSD expansion slot. The smartphone’s fingerprint scanner has been embedded into the space key of the keyboard, and it’s believed the device will pack in a large 3,400 mAh non-removable battery and use a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Xiaomi home market share slips, the smartphone maker reportedly looks to build its own chips

Last year Xiaomi’s market share slid notably in its native China, as the smartphone maker moved from first to fifth place (and tellingly avoided publishing its own sales figures for the first time).

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2017, meanwhile, has already has seen its own share of issues for the company, with head of international Hugo Barra jumping ship a few days before it announced that it didn’t have anything on tap for Mobile World Congress, the year’s biggest phone show.

It seems the company needs some time to ready its next big step. This week, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Xiaomi is planning to join Samsung, Apple and fellow Chinese manufacturer Huawei in the elite club of smartphone makers building their own processors.

According to the paper’s sources, the company is planning to release its Pinecone chip within a month (which could have been great timing for MWC, as it happens). The chip is said to be the product of Beijing Pinecone Electronics, a company tied to Xiaomi that resulted from a $15 million technology buy from Datang subsidiary Leadcore Technology Ltd.

It’s a pricey move – and a risky one, as much of the competition focuses on undercutting prices. Though it could help distinguish the company from a seemingly ever-growing number of smartphone makers in its home country. It would also make Xiaomi less reliant on Qualcomm, which is currently under heat for patent issues in India, a major market for the smartphone maker, where it launched the Snapdragon-powered Redmi Note 4 earlier in the year.

Xiaomi is also aggressively pushing for growth in additional markets, including Indonesia, where the company opened up a new plant this week, with the goal of manufacturing up to one million phones a year for the local market.

5 cool gadgets that use your smartphone to turn your car into a Smart car


A smartphone can make anything smarter. All it takes is having the right tools. Thanks to gadgets like these, the smart car is no longer a thing of the future, but a practical, and reasonably affordable reality. They take advantage of your smartphone’s connectivity and processing power to enhance your driving experience.

Imagine having your vehicle data and driving performance analyzed and delivered to you straight away, or no longer having to worry about forgetting your car’s parking spot. Mechanic and emergency services are a single tap away and all the music on your smartphone plays …