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CES 2018: Vivo flaunts an in-display, fingerprint sensor mobile

vivo in-display fingerprint smartphone

Vivo has manufactured the mobile phone by adding an ultrasonic sensor right underneath the display. This technology reads any physical contact that takes place with the display to unlock the smartphone.

Vivo finally took the centre-stage at the continuing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas to present the world its first ever smartphone that uses an under-display fingerprint sensor. Although Samsung and Apple are still said to be experimenting with this kind of technology, Vivo has gone ahead to be the first ever company to demonstrate how an in-display fingerprint sensing will literally work on its handset. The China-based Shenzhen manufacturer added that the mobile is all set to abide its mass production. Consequently, the company will start shipping the device in the early half of 2018. The pricing and various other details of the cell phone haven’t been revealed yet.

This nameless smartphone will have a full-screen display along with a fingerprint sensor just underneath it. It appears that the sensor doesn’t work any differently than any other fingerprint sensors, which are also capable of registering a new fingerprint to unlock the phone. Still, this functionality isn’t as quick as the regular fingerprint sensor. However, it is expected that it might improve over time.

The company that manufactures touchscreen programs, Synaptics, had recently made an announcement about a fingerprint sensor, which can be fixed in a phone’s display. Vivo has apparently joined hands with Synaptics for adding a high-tech fingerprint sensing program to its handset. According to reports, Vivo has also embedded the mobile with an ultrasonic sensor right underneath the display to read any physical contact for unlocking the device. The signals produce a 3D map of the fingerprint, which first read and then stores the data.

Furthermore, a brand new Vivo X20Plus UD model was also spotted by a popular website on China’s 3C certification website. This device is said to sport the novel under-display fingerprint sensor. The UD present in the Vivo X20Plus UD predicts that there is a possibility of an under-display on the device. The smartphone to will carry a model number of BK1124. Moreover, the specifications and features of this handset are pretty close to the Vivo X20 Plus, which was unveiled some time ago.


OPPO A83 Launched in China: Know Everything Here


OPPO has now unveiled its brand new OPPO A83 smartphone in China. The mobile offers a new facial recognition technology. It features a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will cost around CNY 1,399 (around Rs. 13,700) in China. The mobile will be available in China from 29 December.

OPPO A83 Specifications and features

The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch, 18:9 ratio display along with an HD+ resolution (1440 x 720 pixels). The mobile operates on Color OS 3.2-based on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. It is fueled by a 2.5GHz octa-core processor. The device is backed by a 3,090 mAh battery. It further stores 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, which you can expand using a microSD card up to 256GB.

Also, read about OPPO F5 Youth launched.

The Oppo A83 provides a 13-megapixel sensor along with an LED flash. It has an 8-megapixel front camera. The mobile does offer facial recognition technology. So, it unlocks the device after scanning the user’s face. The device is available in two color options: Champagne Gold and Black.

Asus Rolls out in India ROG Strix GL503 SCAR and Asus Gaming series FX503

ROG Strix GL503

On December 20, 2017, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) launched its latest dedicated Esports gaming notebooks ROG Strix SCAR Edition. The ROG Strix GL503 offers a 15.6-inch display. It measures only 2.3 cm and weighs 2.5kg. The ASUS Gaming FX503 also weighs 2.5kg.

Esports is gaining tremendous popularity in the country especially game titles like Dota2 and Counter-Strike. The number of gamers switching from casual gaming to professional is increasing every year at an exponential level. This series delights not only those who care about performance but also those who demand great aesthetics thus enabling Esports contenders to gain the winning edge in their fierce competition – Mr. Arnold Su, National Business Development Manager, PC & Gaming

ROG Strix GL503 Series

ROG Strix SCAR Edition provides FPS fighters. It is backed by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors. The device provides NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Series graphics with a 7ms, 144Hz display. The technology showcases a desktop-style keyboard layout, N-key rollover along with fast-actuating keys.

The ROG Strix SCAR Edition offers a super-fast 7ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate wide view IPS display so that you get smooth and accurate visuals and no motion blur. The company promises 60%-brighter visuals than low-end IPS panels, which are offered by other brands. Strix SCAR Edition comes with a 120Hz display plus a 5ms response time.

ROG Strix Hero Edition supports robust Intel® Core™ i7 processors with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 10 Series graphics and Windows 10. Strix Hero Edition offers an affluent 120Hz wide-view IPS display with a desktop-style keyboard.

ROG STRIX GL503 series

The device offers a 120Hz wide-view display with 100% sRGB vivid color with updated senses. The gamers can now enjoy the game world through a 120Hz, wide-view IPS display. The IPS display promises a wide 100% sRGB color gamut, which gives consistent light intensity, better contrast, color accuracy, and fidelity. The display also allows viewing at utmost angles of up to 178° vertically as well as horizontally. The QWER keys guarantee 20-million key presses.

ROG Strix GL503 offers a brand-new keyboard layout that sports four hotkeys with four customizable RGB-backlit zones. It has a 0.25mm-deep keycap curve, which is quite convenient to the touch. The WASD keys and N-key rollover offer umpteen accuracy. It further guarantees 20-million key presses. The device uses an intelligent thermal design to employ heat pipes and dual 12V fans to automatically adjust the cooling system for efficient CPU and GPU performance.

Asus Gaming FX503

The ASUS FX503 is a Windows 10 laptop that uses Intel® i7-7700HQ CPU and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics.It weighs 2.5kg and is easy to carry wherever you go. It further sports a red-backlit, desktop style layout anti-ghosting keyboard.  


  •         ROG Strix HERO Edition, SCAR Edition & Strix GL503 starts at INR 92990/-
  •         The Asus Gaming series FX503 costs INR 69990/-
  •         ROG and ASUS Gaming series are available from December 20 in India at all the online and offline retail partners and distributors.


Gionee S10 Lite Launched with 16MP Selfie Camera at INR 15,999

Gionee S10 Lite

Gionee S10 lite has launched in India with 16MP front shooting selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a selfie flash. The specs are similar to Gionee S10C with slight differences. One of the main highlights of the smartphone is that the device comes with WhatsApp Clone feature which lets users run 3 WhatsApp accounts on the same phone.

Gionee S10 lite will be available in two colors Gold and Black. The smartphone will be on sale from today via offline stores in the country and is priced at INR 15,999. At this range, the Gionee S10 lite competes with Moto G5S Plus and Honor 7X.

With the launch, the smartphone also offers you 2 Paytm cashback vouchers codes which give Rs. 250 cashback each on a minimum purchase worth Rs. 350 from Paytm Mall. Jio is everywhere in the country and so Gionee S10 lite also offers you 5GB additional data per month to Jio Subscribers for a period of 10 months on any recharge worth Rs. 309 or above.

Gionee S10 Lite Specs

The Gionee S10 lite sports a 13MP rear autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash and 16MP front shooting selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and selfie flash. The smartphone runs Amigo 4.0 which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 427 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz.  Gionee S10 lite comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

The smartphone is built with a dual-SIM slot(NANO) and each supports 4G VoLTE, connectivity also includes Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the home button on the front panel and the device measures 148.7×73.7×7.9mm and weighs 155 grams with 3100 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Display 5.20-inch
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Internal Storage 32GB
Front Camera 16 megapixel
Rear Camera 13 megapixel
OS Android 7.1
Battery 3100 mAh


Apple Launches iMac Pro: Everything You Need to Know

iMac Pro

Apple released its first teaser about the 27-inch 5K iMac Pro long ago in June 2017 at WWDC. Plus, in an exclusive interview, Phil Schiller, who is Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, assured that the iMac Pro will release quite soon.

iMac Pro

imac pro - tech kalakaar

So finally, Apple has released its iMac Pro. The iMac Pro features workstation-level Intel Xeon processors of up to 18-cores. Moreover, the technology also promises to offer 22 Teraflops of graphics performance (wowee) as it uses AMD’s awesome Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, which offers up to 16GB of video memory.

The new iMac Pro pricing begins at $4,999 (US) or £4,889 (UK), which approximately rounds up to 3,20,513 INR. The company alleges that the system uses the most astonishing as well as powerful collection of storage, memory, workstation-class graphics, processors, and I/O that’s ever presented by Mac.

iMac Pro - Storage

The company also claims that the technology will allow video editors to simultaneously edit up to eight streams of 4K video. Plus, it will also allow to edit 4.5K RED RAW video and 8K video at full resolution in real time.

iMac Pro - All In One

So far, Apple has only released the 8 and 10-core versions. The 18-core variant, however, won’t be available until 2018.

The device supports 4TB of SSD with 128GB of ECC RAM memory. It sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports for you to connect two high-performance RAID arrays plus two 5K displays simultaneously. For 10 times faster networking, iMac Pro also offer 10Gbps Ethernet.

iMac Pro - Processor

Furthermore, new accessories available for the system include the new Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad, plus the Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.

Apple has added a massive update to Final Cut Pro X. It flaunts features like support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and 360-degree and VR video editing. A first for Mac, creatives to can edit full-resolution 8K video.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched, 8GB RAM & 128GB Storage at INR 38,999

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

OnePlus has finally launched its OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition premium flagship ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi which has released today. The phone was launched in the presence of the most famous YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger (@UnboxTherapy) in India.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition

The device design is based on all the aspects of Star Wars: The Last Jedi from color combination to its alert slider. The device is painted in Crait white with an explicit Star Wars logo on the metal back of the phone. Red is by default the color of Star Wars series and so the alert slider on the device comes in red color. OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition comes with customized theme options in Red, White and Black with 10 exclusive Star Wars wallpapers. The wallpapers are adapted to the new AMOLED long screen and also comes with a Kylo Ren phone case.

“Our community has inspired us in more ways than one. Their passion and involvement in the brand and the products since the very beginning has inspired us to come up with a product that is superior in every way, from design to the overall experience. We are excited to join the force and dedicate the exquisitely designed Star Wars Limited Edition to the OnePlus and Star Wars fans in India as a part of the 3-year anniversary celebration. Once again, we’ve worked hard to refine every last detail and we are confident that the Star Wars fans will appreciate the homage that we have paid to the iconic Star Wars saga.”, Kyle Kiang, Head of Global marketing, OnePlus, said.


The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition has a display size of 6-inch with 18:9 aspect ratio and features a high-resolution dual-camera with 16MP and 20MP sporting f/1.7 aperture on both the lenses for better low light photography. Using dash charger, the phone can last for a day and can get charged within 30 minutes. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and packed with 8GB RAM & 128GB internal storage. With the high-end specs, the device is capable to run many apps in the background without lag.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition


The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is priced at INR 38,999 with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device can be purchased through online sales partner Amazon.in and also from oneplusstore.in.

OPPO F5 Youth launched in the Presence of Sonakshi Sinha, Sale starts today

OPPO F5 Youth Sonakshi Sinha

The Selfie Expert & Leader, OPPO, uncover the F5 Youth edition in the presence of the beautiful and gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha. OPPO launched F5 Youth edition to target the young generation for best selfie experience with A.I. Beautification just like OPPO F5. The smartphone was launched at a specially designed Selfie Experience Zone for users to have selfie experience of OPPO F5 Youth. F5 Youth is priced at INR 16,990 and will go on sale from today both online and offline.

The OPPO selfie cafe have been installed in Mumbai and Delhi for 3 days for young users to experience and click perfect selfie. “The F5 Youth is the first smartphone that sports the FHD+ full screen display model in its price segment here in India and features the groundbreaking A.I. Beauty technology.” With the launch of F5 Youth, OPPO is also sponsoring the India’s biggest music festival Sunburn. OPPO plans to link with their young consumer and offer them an opportunity to have good time and capture perfect selfie with OPPO F5.


Before the event, OPPO and Sunburn planned a contest for females called OPPO Sunburn Angels. The female contestants just need to upload their perfect selfie with the hashtag #OPPOSunburnAngels. The winner also joins the OPPO F5 Youth event and it was also declared that who will go for the festival in Pune. Winner also gets a chance to perform in OPPO’s christmas video.

OPPO Selfie Cafe

Our focus has always been on bringing the best photography and Selfie experience to the Indian consumers, especially the youth. We believe that the youth demands a device that represents them and syncs well with their youthful and fashionable personality. We have been leading the Selfie industry in the Indian market and with the first A.I. Beauty technology in India, we are confident of going further ahead in this journey. said Sky Li, Global VP, OPPO and President of OPPO India.

OPPO F5 Youth Specs and Features

With resolution of 2160×1080 pixel, OPPO F5 Youth comes with 6-inch full-HD display and aspect ratio of 18:9. The Selfie Expert and Leader has built the smartphone with 16MP front selfie camera (f/2.0) and 13MP rear camera with upgraded built-in Beautification Technology which comes with smart artificial intelligence and optimizations. A.I. beauty technology brings in the best result of users selfie by reading the users facial features instantly. From its global facial database and advanced algorithm, the OPPO F5 Youth takes users natural selfie that reflects the beauty from inside out of the users.

Youth F5 reads each person’s face features from skin tone and type, gender, age and other categories using 200 different facial spots that references the image against the global database.

OPPO Selfie Cafe in Mumbai

The fingerprint reader is placed at the back of the smartphone which gives users a way to full screen. With fingerprint reader placed at the back, the smartphone also comes with facial recognition unlock feature. F5 Youth is powered by ColorOS 3.2 along with 3GB RAM and 15nm octa-core CPU processor. The phone is packed with 3200mAh battery and comes with continuous optimizing technology which manages the apps. It is also designed with triple slots 2 nano card slots and 1 TF card slot.

That’s all about the OPPO F5 Youth launch, specifications, features and price. If you would like to share your experience or thoughts please feel free to comment below.

Launched: Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro with Dual Selfie Cameras

micromax canvas infinity pro

On Monday, Micromax unveiled the Canvas Infinity Pro in India. The device sports an 18:9 display. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro will cost you 13,999 INR. And it will be exclusively available on Flipkart from Wednesday itself, i.e,  December 6 midnight. In August, the company entered into this bezel-less trend of smartphones with its Micromax Canvas Infinity, which is priced at 9,999 INR.

The mobile sports a 5.7-inch Full Vision display with HD (720×1440 pixels) resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The mobile uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also provides a microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 128GB.

It presents a 16-megapixel camera sensor at the back coupled with an LED flash. At the front, it offers two camera sensors with 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel resolution. The mobile comes preloaded with many significant applications like auto scene detection, face gallery,portrait mode, face beauty mode, and tale album. In addition, it also offers a Super Pixel program, which blends several images to present users with a higher resolution photograph.

Micromax canvas infinity pro launch

The Micromax Canvas Infinity also offers a fingerprint scanner. Apparently, it can unlock the screen in 0.2 seconds and accept fingerprints at any 360-degree angle. It functions on Android Nougat with a custom skin on top. The connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB.The device fuels a 3000mAh battery, which can present 20 hours of talk time or 420 hours of standby time on a single charge.

Unlike the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro, the precedingly unveiled Canvas Infinity used Snapdragon 425 SoC, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. The mobile has a small battery of 2900mAh. But, one thing that clearly differentiates between the two Canvas Infinity mobiles is the dual-selfie camera, which Micromax is offering in its latest launch.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport launched in India

Samsung launched two new devices in the wearable segment, the gear sport and gear fit2 pro. Samsung Gear sport is a sleek and flexible smartwatch where as Gear Fir2 Pro is a GPS sports band with smart features.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is a flagship fitness tracker and sports 512MB RAM. The wearable comes with 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display, packed with 200 mAh battery and 4GB storage. Just like most of the fitness tracker bands, the wearable shows how many steps you have taken, calories burned and other standard fitness data. You can monitor your heart rate as well as it also has built-in GPS and is water resistant upto 5 ATM.

Samsung Gear Sport

The Gear Sport comes with 768MB RAM & 4GB storage and is packed with 300mAh battery. This device is built with 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display and a rotating bezel which makes it easy to scroll through other apps. The wearable is water resistant upto 5 ATM and is good for running and swimming. Gear Sport also supports Samsung Pay through NFC payment only.

Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India

At Samsung, we celebrate the everyday athlete. With the launch of Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles. We have introduced new smart capabilities, easy-to-use features and partnered with leading names in tech and fitness to help consumers go beyond fitness and live an active, balanced and fulfilling life.

Specs Gear Sport Gear Fit2 Pro
Colour Black, Blue Black, Red
Display 1.2” Circular Super AMOLED 360 x 360, Full Color Always On Display Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 3 1.5” Curved Super AMOLED 216 x 432, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
AP Dual Core 1.0 GHz Dual Core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen Tizen
Size 42.9 (W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.6 (D) mm 50g (without band) 25.0 (W) x 51.3 (H) mm 34g (Large), 33g (Small)
Strap 20mm
Memory 4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM 4GB Internal memory, 512MB RAM
Connectivity Bluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/GLONASS Bluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS/
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM
Battery 300mAh 200mAh
Charge Wireless charging Pogo type
Durability 5 ATM water resistance MIL-STD-810G 5 ATM water resistance MIL STD 810G
Compatibility Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later Other Android: Android 4.4 or later Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later Other Android: Android 4.4 or later


Micromax Bharat 5 India Set to Launch Today

Micromax Bharat 5

Micromax is set to launch the Bharat 5 in the country today, 1 December 2017. The company is hosting an event in Gurugram today to broadcast its new product. Ahead of phone’s arrival, speculations are that it might have a massive battery power.

Micromax first launched its affordable range of smartphones through the Bharat 2 in April. The smartphone offered 4G VoLTE support. The cost of the mobile is 3,499 INR. In the month of September, the company revealed the Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 in the chain. Bharat 2 successfully sold over 2 million handsets. Both the devices were unveiled with Android 7.0 Nougat. They supported 22 Indian languages. The Bharat 3 has a cost price of 4,499 INR. The Bharat 4 was priced at 4,999 INR.

Micromax joined hands with BSNL in the month of October and launched the Bharat 1 feature phone, which supported 4G VoLTE. This phone was manufactured to counter Reliance Industries’ Jio Phone as well as Bharti Airtel’s Karbonn A40. Bharat 1 was sold at a price tag of 2,200 INR.

If we take into consideration the previous Bharat phones, the Bharat 5 has a good chance of being an economical phone.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Bharti 5’s price tag can give Xiaomi Redmi 5A a good competition over price. Redmi 5A was unveiled in India on Thursday at the starting price tag of 5,999. However, the first 5 million units have a discount of 1,000 INR. The Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display. It uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, along with offering 13-megapixel primary camera sensor. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery. The device is available in in two models: 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage. The other one is 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. They both have a microSD card slot. You can expand this built-in storage up to 128GB using a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Remarkably, Xiaomi has offered its MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.

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