Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is finally landed in India at a jaw-dropping price starting from Rs 13,999. It’s been really glad for ShouTech to be a part of the launch event. Here are all the details about the Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone and the launch event coverage.
The smartphone is the first phone having the four cameras, 2 cameras in the front and two at the back side as well. The smartphone is available in two variants, 4 GB and 6 GB RAM and both of the devices get 64 GB storage onboard. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is available at 13,999 Rs for the 4 GB model, and the 6 GB model is available at 15,999 Rs.
The first sale of the device is on 23rd November 2018 at Flipkart and Mi.com. The smartphone is available on 1000 Rs discount during the black Friday sale and HDFC bank cardholders will get an extra 500 Rs discount for the purchases made on 23rd November 2018.
One of the major highlights of the smartphone is the quad cameras. The smartphone looks almost identical to its predecessors; the only difference can be seen at the front side only. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first smartphone featuring a notch display in the Redmi Note series.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro full specifications
The smartphone has Dual Nano SIM with dual VoLTE, the Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on MIUI 10 skinned on Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The device features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS LCD display panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and a brightness of 500 nits. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The storage can be expandable through a microSD card (up to 256GB). You need to compromise with one SIM when using SD card as the smartphone comes with 3 chooses 2 hybrid SIM card slot.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro houses a vertical Dual rear camera set up at the back with a 12 MP primary sensor features f/1.9 aperture and 1.4-micron pixel size, with a 5-megapixel depth sensing secondary sensor as well. As per the company, the smartphone is equipped with the Dual Pixel Autofocus, EIS, AI scene detection, AI portrait 2.0 (with Dynamic Bokeh, Light Trails, and Studio Lighting).
On the front, the smartphone again features a horizontally aligned dual camera setup. The primary sensor has 20-megapixel with 1.8-micron pixels and the secondary sensor has 2-megapixel, with support for 4-in-1 Super Pixel, AI Face Unlock, and AI Portrait Selfie with real-time portrait preview, AI Beautify, as well as AI Scene Detection.
Connectivity and features
Connectivity options include 4G Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, Micro-USB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Note 6 Pro includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, IR blaster, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in the sensor array.
An optimized 4,000mAh battery is powering the device with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Though, the bundled charger supports only up to 10W charging, so one should need to purchase the QC 3.0 certified charger from the company’s website or from other eCommerce stores. Dimensions of the smartphone are 157.91×76.38×8.26mm and smartphone weighs about 182 grams.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a P2i coating to protect the device from spills; meanwhile, the smartphone is not waterproof but splash resistant.
Pricing, offers, and sale dates
Here are the pricing, offers, and sale dates of the device:
Redmi Note 6 Pro (4+64 GB) – 13,999 Rs
Redmi Note 6 Pro (6+64 GB) – 15,999 Rs
The smartphone will available to buy on 23rd November 2018. Also, there is a special discount of Rs 1000 applicable for the purchases only on 23rd November 2018 during the Black Friday sale. The HDFC bank credit and debit card users will get an extra discount of Rs 500.
Let us know your opinion about the device in the comments section below, or else you can ask questions or anything about the Xiaomi from us. We will share your questions with the Xiaomi officials and try our best to give you the answers.
Here are some pictures of the event held successfully at New Delhi, CP.
Redmi Note 6 Pro – Launch Event Gallery
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Business products and services have to be marketed with a lot of gusto. Potential buyers are a priced commodity, and marketing experts have to attract them. Lead magnets are incentives that are offered to customers in exchange for information. An opt-in bribe is used to lure the buyer into giving away contact details. The information such as name, email address, phone number, etc., is necessary for communication.
Digital Marketing gurus have dangled this online carrot for successful outcomes. There are many ways of attracting a customer and holding his attention. On the web, this translates to spectacular site design, readable text, offers and gift brochures. All types of text, audio, and visual data are utilized in devising a successful strategy. Creating, promoting, and sustaining a brand name takes time and effort. Lead magnets are an effective, formulaic method of captivating the minds and eyeballs of digital consumers.
Having an impressive mailing list is not a sign of a successful campaign.
Learn to differentiate between email subscribers and paying customers.
Experts suggest targeted campaigns to guarantee immediate viewer response.
They also favor building a committed and healthy customer relationship.
Invest and be flexible to deliver impactful content to smartphones, PCs, and tablets.
Putting It in the Context of Mobile Apps
Online advertising has taken many shapes, sizes, and colors in recent years. The basic aim is to direct organic traffic to a website and assure conversions. Desktop and mobile phone users are both lured into making subscriptions or purchases. Mobile app marketing experts implement effective lead magnet techniques. They may choose a multi-device, cross-platform optimization method or a device-centric procedure.
The percentage of digital users who depend on multiple devices has grown sharply. They expect support for various platforms, along with speedy access.
High conversion rate through mobile devices is a big challenge. User clicks have to lead to well-designed, responsive landing or sales pages.
Consumers like to feel special and exclusive offers can be attractive. Solutions include video tours, e-books, checklists, and blog post incentives.
Knowledge of consumer behavior can be used to elicit a positive response. Understand the audience’s needs and deliver meaningful gifts (downloads).
The app marketing campaign has to aim for effective lead magnets. They have to be action-oriented, easy to consume, free, productive and relevant.
Tips and Tricks
Businesses hire competent and reputed digital consultants to rake in the profits. Smartphone apps are an effective tool in the marketer’s repertoire. The top Application Development Company in Delhi suggests these guidelines for campaign success:
Word of mouth publicity and referrals from former clients do not work. Lead magnets are trendy, and they are envisioned for success in the modern social milieu.
Inexperienced marketers research the web resources for ideas and solutions. An agency has to target these customers through value propositions.
Get down to the specifics and be thorough with all the details. Focussed lead magnets are effective in a particular industry or software platform.
App developers have to lure in buyers with technical finesse. Their marketing scheme has to be specific like – “How to book a two-way trip to the Bahamas on the mobile?”
Marketing advisors devise ad campaigns with well-defined objectives. They factor in the target audience, mobile conversion, and viewer response.
An additional thought is put into building healthy customer relationships. Short, medium and long-term relations with buyers are envisioned.
The lead magnet strategy is specifically developed for mobile apps. The software platform, the format of ads, and client business are taken into account.
Top Quality Lead Magnet Deliveries
Choose a format that has valuable information and visual appeal. Giving away technical expertise and business tricks for free may seem counter-intuitive. But these tricks strengthen relationships and build an online reputation. Try these effective lead magnet formats and withstand the competition on the internet:
Cheat Sheets and Checklists – Step by step instructions are short and easy to read. Patterned and well outlined mobile app guides are enticing.
E-mail Courses and E-books- Downloadable e-books and free 1-week courses via email are effective. They help in customer retention and user response monitoring.
Free Consultations – Filter out non-serious buyers and offer a free consultation to establish a stable social reputation.
Open Source Toolkits – Free templates and user interface widgets are ideal gifts through mobile or smartphone
Sharing Expertise – Useful lead magnets include customized audits and PDF reports.
Above written tips will help you turn your mobile app into a lead magnet. Now, generate more business leads through your mobile app and expand your business reach. Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and feedback to help us serve you in a better way.
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Delhi is the capital of India and is known as the busiest metropolitan city in India. Generally, nobody is going to tolerate you if you are screaming or abusing someone in a city like Delhi. The same incident happened with a person of Delhi when he purchased a device from Xiaomi.
Customer made some orders from Xiaomi and Delhivery is the delivery partner to deliver those products to the doorstep of the customer. As per our discussion with the customer he told us the entire incident, which is as follows:
Without any notification, courier boy reached the customer’s house with the parcel and without any notification, it’s usual that sometimes people don’t have enough money.
The same thing happen with the customer as well, he didn’t have the appropriate amount so customer’s mother requested the courier boy to reschedule the delivery (for tomorrow) on next day. After hearing this, he just started screaming and abusing the lady and this is not enough, after abusing the lady, he called the customer and started screaming and abusing customer as well.
We have heard the call recording and seen the phone and email as well and found that customer didn’t have any notification about the delivery.
In fact, till now, no actions have been taken from the Delhivery or either Xiaomi yet, to resolve the issue and customer is very upset and feeling unsafe. It feels like anyone can come to your home and easily started screaming and abusing you. It is not really good to see that the customer who’s going to pay you is getting misbehaved by your own team members.
Such incidents are rising day by day in Delhi and people are getting frustrated with the online shopping as they are facing such issues. Xiaomi and Delhivery, both need to send the notification to remind customers in the morning that their package is coming today. If customers will get enough time or earlier notification, then definitely they will keep ready the cash and there is no need for rescheduling the delivery.
Instead of troubling customers, delighting them is a great option so that they can recommend you more customers. Otherwise, they will start posting negative reviews for you which can damage your brand value.
If you want to talk to the customer regarding the issue, just let us know and send us an email to this (firstname.lastname@example.org) email address and we will provide you the necessary details.
We are completely agreed with the customer and providing our full support to him and hoping the same from Xiaomi and Delhivery as well.
New innovative products and services are coming up in the market everyday to make human lives easier. We have to admit that, all these things are possible through technological revolution only.
Advancements in products or services are being made for our comfort. Just like in making of an Eco-friendly car, reaching out to mars or unlocking our phone by a glimpse of our face. This has only been possible because of the continuous and visionary advancement in the technical filed. The technological revolution has not only helped us perform everyday activities in the blink of an eye but also has opened us billions and billions gate of new opportunities to strive for.
However, technological revolution has made humans completely dependent on computers, smartphones and mobile devices. Businesses have gone online, markets are now virtual, and currencies have become crypto. And all these dealings are done with the help of some minuscule mobile applications, but not to forget, made with some great visions and for bigger purposes. These mobile applications not only give a boost to your business but also play a key role in maintaining its efficiency. Now, such applications have now become an integral asset for any business and its operation.
To dominate your competition you should always be lurking for new opportunities and be adaptive enough to accept and inculcate emerging trends, quickly. Otherwise, the 21st century doesn’t accept and serve the obsolete.
A decade ago, nobody thought of applications like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, LinkedIn, Tumblr will become giants and open a new horizon for everyone. But, now with them you can talk to and see the other half of the world in a mere second.
It has been rightly said that “a little knowledge is a very dangerous thing” and to educate people more about mobile applications, MUSER has tried to provide a small overview.
What is a mobile application (app)?
A mobile app is a computer programme designed to run on portable computing devices such as mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. These applications are developed specifically to run on the above mentioned devices rather running on desktop or laptop computer.
Benefit of having a mobile app
Benefit of having a mobile app is just like the benefit of using mobile phones over fixed dialers. Mobile apps cater to different categories, different fields, and different sectors. As a businessman, these applications help you to visit different marketplaces present anywhere in the world and help you to trade any services or goods you produce or distribute. And also helps catapulting your visibility to significant leaps and bounds.
Some of the few common misconceptions about mobile apps
With the advent of the technological era, learning and education are flowing from everywhere to everywhere. But still a lot people are living in a dilemma and aren’t ready to break the ice to accept these applications for their daily bread and butter.
1. Mobile apps are expensive and complex
When it comes to develop a specific mobile app centered for business, people often take it as a complex work to perform and stick to not going for it. Perhaps, costing factor also plays a key role in decision making. These preconceived thoughts are the major reasons which are preventing middle-class businessman to go on-line and spread their reach of doing business. But, in today’s world, the cheapest thing to buy is technology. We still remember buying a SIM cards for 1K each. But now, we get them for free for lifetime. Basic mobile phones were close to 10K but with the help of latest technology we can buy the most advanced smartphones in less than the same amount, easily.
Mobile application is not as much expensive as people think they are. Cost of a mobile app depends on the number of features you want your app should have. The complexity and the time required to develop an app play a crucial role in determining the its cost.
Some of the responsible factors are as follows:
Number of features your app should have.
Compatibility on platforms (Android, iOS, Windows or Hybrid) or (Hybrid apps are the ones who work on iOS, android, windows and blackberry)
Complexity level of the user interface (UI) i.e designing and animations.
Many people think that websites are better than mobile apps, but this myopic perception is wrong. The 21st century is the dawn of smartphones. Every third person living on earth has a smartphone and is busy surfing internet for better opportunity. According to a research hosted by Statista, there are about 2.53 billion smartphone users in the world and 67% of them are surfing internet for grabbing learning and networking and expanding their business reach . In fact, many firms have observed and analysed that conversion rate of getting new business is almost 120% higher for the companies who have their personal mobile app.
3. Finding an app development company is easy
Finding a mobile application development company is easy? What do you think?
To be very frank, no, had it been that easy then why 80% of businesses don’t have their mobile app. For this, we can consider the fact that they have never thought of developing one for them. But, what about the other people who are interested? They want to have a business app, but they haven’t found an experienced and knowledgeable app developer to look to. There are more than 12 million app developers in the in the world but to find the right candidate of your choice can be a real pain. You might find handful of app development agencies within your proximity but getting the most suitable one after analyzing its work is undoubtedly tough.
So, if you want to hire the best suited mobile app developer who is capable of understanding your requirements and deliver the best result in time, these are the following things to check. Years of experience, efficiency, palate for designing are the most crucial things to consider of the developer. You should also see his best work which he has produced so far. If a proper analysis of mentioned things satiates you, then you are good to go. Kudos! You have the best mobile app development company for your business app.
4. Mobile app is useless in my business
People are often confused about the usability of mobile app for their business. It only happens when the concerned person doesn’t have knowledge of how to make his business go online or doesn’t care for flourishing his business. But when it comes to business, one should never jump to a quick conclusion, take a deep breath and do some research to find out some scope for a mobile app. Just think the other way round. Think of what you are losing without an app and new target audience you can reach with it.
Don’t forget that company like PayTM started from ground zero and has managed to strive ahead with its contemporaries and is the most trusted payment gateway app in India.
5. In-house team is better than outsourcing
It is very common that people don’t like outsourcing their mobile app development tasks. Rather, they prefer to hire some app developers to get their application developed. But, this is not the way one should think. The most important thing is to get in touch with a like-minded and experienced team. The forte of the app development team should match with your app category. Also, don’t forget to check its portfolio. A responsible team will always look after its clients and deliver the beyond expected results in time. As a client, you have the leverage to track and control the process until you get the desired work. Whereas, newly made, in-house team will not have that harmony and camaraderie to work as efficiently as a proficient App Development Agency. Outsourcing is really a great idea to get the work done with lesser cost involved compared to hiring an in-house team.
6. It is just about coding and nothing else
If you want to develop a feature rich and cool looking app, all you need to know is “coding” and nothing else. But, you are completely wrong here, attractive mobile app requires ample number of efforts and knowledge to design an interactive user interface. It requires a lot of mind work to think and find the evitable problems a user can face. During the development of any app, the developer becomes a user to tackle each and every issue/problem he might face in future. Once clearing this stage with this, a proper testing is done. Testing is a time taking process to find out the errors and glitches the prototype has and several random checks are conducted to eliminate each of them. Every single button, feature or element needs to be tested a lot to check whether they are working properly or still requires improvement.
That’s why you need to create several prototypes and wire-frames before finalizing a layout for your app. In short, Application development is surely not about coding only!
7. Your app can go viral without marketing
This is one of the biggest myths most of the business owners have, nowadays. People think that if they have a well-designed and features rich app, then it can go viral in a very short period of time without doing anything for it. To be very frank, it is not that easy or possible, I would rather put. Marketing an app is not easy at all and to make it go viral is a hard nut to crack. But, just for a second think about your application. Other than handful of developers, designers, yourself, friends and family members, who else know about your application? Right, no one! So, viral marketing will not happen on its own. You need a good team to do it for you. A good digital marketing agency is a one stop shop for you to marketing your application.
Now, what to do?
As we said above, you need to market your app to get noticed. But, what If you don’t have enough capital to invest then you can follow some app marketing strategies. They are absolutely free and can give your app some organic downloads without needing excessive efforts. But, if you seriously want instant results then you need to market your app through paid social media ads, Google ads and other available options.
It would be better to use a combined approach of organic and paid app marketing strategies to promote your app and get the best result without spending a lot of time, effort and money. This will surely increase your number of downloads.
Every startup or stable business needs to grow continuously. When it comes to 21st century, if you don’t have a mobile app for your business, then you are definitely losing a lot of customers and money. You should figure out a suitable mobile app idea and get a great mobile app developed on a suitable platform (Android, iOS, Windows or Hybrid).
We are an App development and Digital Marketing Agency and doing the same from a long time. We really hope that this article will help budding startups to steer themselves in the right direction without toying with the possibility of expanding their business reach.
Anish Tiwari is a Digital Marketing Analyst at Muser and handling the entire digital and social media activities of the company. Muser is a swiftly growing IT Company and offers website designing and development, android, iOS mobile apps development services. The company also has a niche in Digital Marketing and branding.
Special thanks to Siddharth Sharma for giving his valuable inputs and thoughts for writing this guest blog/post.
Note: All Images are exclusively provided by Team Muser.
After the recent Ransomware attacks, the need to protect you against malware is higher than ever.
In general, a malware is a software that contains malicious content. Malware is created to disrupt the functioning of electronic devices such as a mobile phone, a personal computer, a tablet etc. The ways that malware actually gets into the electronic devices are either through being directly downloaded in form of a file or being sent through an instant message or an SMS using a mobile phone.
There are different types of malware programs that are harmful to the electronic devices. They include computer viruses, spyware, internet worms, adware, and Trojans. These, are aimed at infecting your personal computer to have a variety of different effects. The harmful programs can potentially remove some important files from your electronic device without any possible options for recovery. It can also create additional files or extensions in your browser and it can cause your computer to function slower and to freeze more. Other effects also include slowing down the internet and weakening the phone signals.
A good way to avoid the mobile signal weakening is using a cell signal booster or mobile network booster to increase your mobile’s signal strength and avoid having the trouble of having dropped calls, interrupted and inaudible voices. However, this will not help get rid of the malware. In this case, Android phones, in particular, are more likely to be targeted by malware attacks as compared to Apple’s IOS; the Android OS tends to have more openings malware creators can target. So it is important to take extra steps to ensure your safety.
In most cases, the main point of Trojan is not to harm your electronic device but rather stay in your device and boost your internet bill or perhaps use your device’s functions and capabilities for their own needs.
In order to avoid all the above-mentioned problems related to malware, here are 5 steps to protect you from it.
1. Download from Trusted Sources
Whether you are on a PC or a mobile device, only download files that are from trusted sources. One of the most common ways that a device is infected is by downloading a file laced with malware. A good way to be able to check whether the software or files that you are installing from a trustful source, it would be beneficial to do some research beforehand by googling the given software or app that you are about to install. If after completing your research you are still not sure whether you should be downloading the software or file on your computer or other devices, you can also ask for help from a person who is specialized in IT.
2. Install an Antivirus
Of course, depending on what operating system you are using, each of those has their own defending software; however, an antivirus can be one of the easiest and potentially most effective ways to prevent malware files from getting on your device or computer. Most major Antivirus programs today constantly update their virus protection database to keep your device safe. Even on mobile devices, a good antivirus can help a lot in keeping you safe. There are free and paid versions of antivirus and you get to choose whichever that is more convenient for you depending on how much protection you may think is necessary.
3. Stay Updated
The majority of breaches in protection are caused by people using old or outdated operating systems. It’s highly recommended that you install new updates as soon as they are made available. This is especially true for mobile devices since new being on an older OS automatically puts you in harm’s way. A major way that this can help you is that it provides you with a proactive approach with any potential malware, whereas in case of a reactive approach, trying to eliminate the malware may be a lot more difficult to handle, because the amount of damage will be significantly bigger.
4. Beware of Spam
It is in one of your best interests to try and reduce the amount of spam that you are receiving on a daily basis. No matter what software or platform you are using, it is always possible that it won’t be able to recognize all the spams that you may potentially get. Therefore, whenever you see something unfamiliar, consider marking it as spam so that the system automatically moves such messages to the spam folder. This also applies to random pop-up and pop-under windows that occasionally happen depending on what websites you are visiting.
5. Backup your important files
All the previous 4 steps help avoid getting malware on your electronic devices, however, it will be beneficial to take one step ahead and make sure that if you ever do get a malware you have all your important files backed up elsewhere so that you avoid further trouble with data deletion. A good way to do this is to have either an offline or online backup. In case of offline backup, you can use an external hard drive or a NAS which is a Network-attached Storage. However, you can also backup your important files online using Google drive or Onedrive, Idrive, Amazon drive etc. There are many platforms that you can use to store your data and avoid having it deleted.
In case of following these 5 steps you will be able to avoid having malware on your computer, however, they will not be effective if you already have malware on your electronic device. In case of having malware, it will be beneficial to run a scan using your antivirus and clean up all the temporary files. In case of new extensions added to the browser, you will have to reinstall the browser in order to get rid of the malware extensions. If those options do not work, it will be necessary to show the infected electronic device to a professional.
In conclusion, it is more efficient to have a proactive approach to malware rather than a reactive one, since a proactive approach minimizes the possibility of danger and doesn’t limit the functioning of the electronic device.
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Samsung has recently added two more siblings in their Galaxy A series of smartphones and devices named A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) respectively. Both devices are rumouring on the web from a long time are finally out and here is everything you need to know about the devices.
Samsung has officially announced the release of 2 new smartphones for the upcoming year and confirmed that both devices are available in the early January of year 2018.
Smartphones are flaunting the design of 2017 flagship the Galaxy S8 and houses the similar infinity display along with a dual selfie camera setup on the front. These are the very first devices from Samsung featuring the dual front camera setup. Both smartphones are IP68 certified dust and water resistant.
Both smartphones are available to buy on the early of January 2018 but there is no official announcement has been made by Samsung about the prices of both smartphones.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 houses a 5.6-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 2220×1080 pixels resolution with 18.5:9 and aspect ratio of and a Galaxy S8 like curved glass protection on top. Its sibling, the Galaxy A8+ features a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with the same specifications.
Both smartphones flaunts IP68-certified build and featuring the Samsung Pay integration as well. These are first smartphones of the A series supporting the Samsung Gear VR Headset. Both devices run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System.
Samsung has managed to equip dual camera setup on the front on the both devices to attract selfie-taking youth or customers. Both smartphones have a 16-megapixel (f/1.7) camera at the back with Video Digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology along with the features such as hyperlapse and a Food mode.
At the front, both smartphones feature a dual-camera setup which houses a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor allowing users to click pictures either with bokeh effect with the blurred background or either having a crisp and clear background along with the focused foreground. Also, both smartphones have a pre-installed Live Focus feature allowing users to adjust the Bokeh effect on images even after clicking the self-portraits or selfies.
Both smartphones are powered by an Octa-core processor (2 cores are clocked at 2.2GHz and rest 6 cores are clocked at 1.6GHz). The Galaxy A8 has 4GB RAM, however, Galaxy A8+ comes in two RAM variants one with 4GB and another with 6GB option.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will be available in 32GB and 64GB onboard storage and are further expandable up to 256 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Talking about the connectivity features, both smartphones have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A8 (2018) houses a 3000mAh battery and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 3500mAh battery.
Both devices come in four colour variants Black, Blue, Gold and Orchid Grey respectively to attract the millennial and young customers in the market.
“With the release of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018), we’re bringing our customers’ favorite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design,” Said, Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning – Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said in a press statement.
Key Features or Specifications:
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Display: 5.6 Inch
Display Resolution: 1080×2220 Pixels
Processor: 1.6 GHz Octa-Core
Front Camera: 16 Megapixels (Dual Camera Setup)
Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
OS: Android 7.1.1
Battery: 3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Display: 6 Inch
Display Resolution: 1080×2220 Pixels
Processor: 1.6 GHz Octa-Core
Front Camera: 16 Megapixels (Dual Camera Setup)
Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels
RAM: 4GB and 6GB
OS: Android 7.1.1
Battery: 3500 mAh
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Qualcomm has announced the expansion of its latest smartphone platform with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor. The new chipset have several improvements on board including new processing technology for improved modem.
Qualcomm’s press release is heavily focused on multimedia, virtual reality and security but this is not done yet, it has lots of more than that, lets dive deeper into the chip to know the full features of the upcoming next year flagship.
Collection of processing upgrades
The Snapdragon 845 features a new Kryo 385 CPU architecture with an advanced Adreno 630 GPU. The chip is built on Samsung’s 10nm LPP FinFET technology; the 2nd Generation 10nm node offers 10-percent elevated performance and 15% lower power consumption compared to the first generation chip.
As seen on last year, the Kryo 385 is built on Arm Cortex technology and Qualcomm promised that the new off-the-shelf design from Arm offers up to a 25 performance uplift compared with the last year’s Snapdragon 835.
The new design seems to be based on ARM’s DynamIQ technology and latest Cortex-A75 and A55 CPU designs. The newly introduced chipset offers 2MB L3 cache to improve the task and memory sharing capabilities between different core types in the shared cluster.
The four performance cores clocks up to 2.8 GHz which can be paired with four power efficient cores clocks up to 1.7 GHz. All these sits in same cluster to offer superior task scheduling and awareness of saving energy and lower memory latency capabilities.
The new Adreno 630 Visual Processing Subsystem is present on the latest offering of Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, there’s a promised 30% improvement in graphics and video rendering and reduction in power consumption compared to the Adreno 540.
The latest chipset offers great improvements as Qualcomm make a big take on Augmented and Virtual Reality with the Snapdragon 845. The Adreno 630 supports displays of up to 2K x 2K with a resolution of up to 120 Hz for a crisp and fluid display.
Foveated rendering, which lessen rendering requirements by reducing the resolution in your peripheral visualization, is now supported via Adreno foveation. It supports tile rendering, eye tracking, multiView rendering and fine grain preemption. The Snapdragon 845 is the first platform to facilitate room-scale 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) of movement along with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) capabilities which can enable features such as wall-collision detection.
Optimized for AI
Qualcomm has confirmed that the Snapdragon 845 doesn’t have integrated AI processor, something that Apple and Huawei are incorporating in recent times. Instead, Qualcomm is refining the algorithms two times better to power up the machine learning applications. With this incorporation, the Snapdragon 845 gets a 3x increase in AI operations as compared to the Snapdragon 835.
With a combination of CPU and GPU improvements the Snapdragon 845 also comprise a 3rd Gen Vector DSP with HVX known as the Hexagon 685 to optimize the AI and imaging workloads.
Qualcomm also confirms the presence of its onboard Aqstic audio codec, in this case the WCD9341. This component offers low power monitoring for keyword detection and processing to help power virtual assistants. It also boasts 130 dB of dynamic range, -109 dB THD+N, and supports 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64/128 music playback support for audiophiles.
The Snapdragon 845 is also yet further handy for developers keen to get their machine learning applications up and running on the platform. The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK now supports TensorFlow Lite and the Open Neural Network Exchange, in accumulation of the stock TensorFlow and Facebook’s Caffe/Caffe2. The Snapdragon 845 also supports Google’s Android Nueral Networks API for use with Android 8.1.
Best for Multimedia
For the multimedia, Qualcomm’s latest Spectra image signal processor is totally rebuilt and upgraded from the ground up. The new Spectra 280 ISP introduces several new video capture options including 480 FPS slow motion 720p video, 60 fps video recording at up to 16 megapixels of resolution, and capable to capture 64x more high-dynamic range (HDR) color information.
The component can also handle power efficient multi-frame noise reduction, accelerated software image stabilization, and motion compensated temporal filtering, compared to others, helps to take the load of the CPU. 10-bit HDR support remains in place, complete with support for the Rec. 2020 gamut for 4K/Ultra HD content that pops off the screen.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Wi-Fi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 LTE Wi-Fi
To help download and share high quality content, the Snapdragon 845 possesses an improved Wi-Fi modem and the company’s X20 LTE modem for faster speeds than the gigabit. The X20 LTE modem is Category 18 LTE compliant and offers up to 1.2 Gbps downloads and 150 Mbps uploads rate. The modem also supports License Assisted Access (LAA) for unlicensed spectrum, 5x carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on up to 3 carriers, and dual SIM-dual VoLTE. For the WiFi, there’s diversity-enhanced 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi for extra strong multi-gigabit exposure at speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. There’s also integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with advanced features that provide up to a 16x faster connection setup, simultaneous dual-band support, and 30 percent more capacity utilization. Now, downloading and uploading content shouldn’t be a headache for users.
Optimized for Extra Security
In the implementation of security features, Snapdragon 845 has a new integrated hardware security subsystem called the Secure Processing Unit (SPU).The dedicated silicon chip is used as a vault to protect any saved biometric information such as fingerprints, iris or face scans which is built on Qualcomm’s existing security software. The hardware can also be used for storing user and application security keys used for encryption to keep them safe from any security beach from both apps and OS level threats. This should keep your financial transactions and sensitive data more secure as our phones are containing plenty of sensitive data and financial transactions well, it’s a much needed feature for users to protect their confidential data and transactions.
Fast Charging, the chip has been upgraded to Quick Charge 4+ which is designed to keep the devices cooler and charges the devices 15% more efficiently and it is 15% faster than the Quick Charge 4 technology standard. Ultimately, Bluetooth 5 is now supported to pair the latest peripherals, along with aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth codec support for audiophiles who have gone wireless.
According to Qualcomm, they have made some proprietary enhancements in the Bluetooth 5 hardware to enable the support for ultra-low power wireless earbud support and direct audio broadcast to multiple devices.
All set for 2018
If you are a Qualcomm follower and loves the Snapdragon than the Snapdragon 845 also feels familiar to you. The chip performance is improved to 25-30% which cannot be ignored but the Qualcomm’s biggest strength is to provide a SoC which is optimized for delighting the smartphone owners.
The Snapdragon 845 is equipped and optimized to handle various processing requirements of machine learning applications along with the capabilities to support virtual and mixed reality, with support of pre-5G data connectivity to capture and stream high quality multimedia.
The Snapdragon 845 is currently tested by the corporate customers and is expected to be seen on the commercial devices of early 2018. Xiaomi has already confirmed to use the SD 845 on their next flagship and very soon we will hear more new announcements from the giants such as Samsung, LG, Oneplus and others from following the same suite.
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As Year 2017 comes to the end, many smartphone launch events have been done with the launches of some pretty decent budget smartphones. Today, we have pulled out top 5 smartphones at a budget of Rs 10,000.
So, without wasting much time, let’s start creating the list for you…
1. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (Rs 8,999)
Xiaomi has a fruitful performance in low budget Indian smartphone market and this year, Xiaomi released a bunch of smartphones with decent features to claim the No. 1 spot. Redmi Y1 is the most recent cool device launched by the company in India and is the first device focused on the selfie experience for the users. The major highlight of the smartphone is the 16 megapixel front selfie camera accompanied by a selfie flash light. But apart from being a selfie smartphone, the device is packed with all the required features to be an everyday smartphone. The device is very fast and no lags were seen in hands-on usage as it comes loaded with the MIUI.
The Redmi Y1 comes with a 5.5 inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass packed under an Aluminium Alloy Mid-Frame. Device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor along with 3 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can expanded upto 128 GB via an external SD card. The device runs on the latest MIUI9 on top of Android Nougat. The device is juiced by a battery of 3080 mAh and has a dual nano SIM card slots along with a dedicated Micro SD card slot.
Redmi Y1 has a 16 MP Front Selfie Camera with selfie flashlight and a 13 megapixel primary camera supports PDAF feature. The device weighs 153 grams and dimensions of the smartphone are 153×76.2×7.7mm.
2. Micromax Canvas Infinity (Rs 9,999)
Native company Micromax managed to make a comeback with this smartphone. The Canvas Infinity is the first smartphone comes with 18:9 bezel-less display. The device is a great for those who love watching videos and playing games on the smartphones. The build quality of the device is impressive and positioning and placement of the fingerprint sensor at the back is really appreciating. I also loved the stylish placement of antenna bands. It’s a great budget device for people looking for an impressive smartphone with a bezel-less display.
Canvas Infinity comes with a 5.7 inch 18:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. The device has 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB through a Micro SD card. The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and juiced by a 2900 mAh battery.
The device has a 13 Megapixel primary camera and a 16 megapixel front camera for selfie lovers.
3. Moto E4 Plus (Rs 9,999)
Motorola is an all time strong challenger in budget smartphone category. Motorola E4 Plus is launched earlier this year which houses a massive 5000 mAh battery along with fast charging support. The device has a 5.5 inch display and the smartphone is ideal for people seeking big battery.
Moto E4 Plus has 5.5 inch display and a MediaTek MTK6737M SoC. The device houses 13 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel front camera for clicking selfies. The device is available to buy in 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB RAM and storage variants.
The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and houses a massive 5000 mAh battery.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs 9,999)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the best smartphone of the company for the year of 2017. The device’s blazing fast performance and rich features makes it impossible to keep it out from the list. The device reflects the sales of the smartphone as company claimed that it is the most sold smartphone in India for the year 2017.
The Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display accompanied by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The device comes with various choices in terms of RAM such as 2GB, 3GB and 4GB variants and 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants respectively. The device offers 4G LTE connectivity with a Dual-SIM Hybrid tray with the capabilities of expanding storage up to 128 GB.
The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 13 megapixel f/2.0 77-degree wide angle camera with PDAF and Dual Tone flash support. It has a 5 megapixel front camera as well with f/2.0 for clicking selfies. The device houses a 4100 mAh battery with fast charging support.
5. Lenovo K6 Power (Rs 9,999)
The Lenovo K6 Power is launched on last year but the device is still capable enough to be in the list due to its great performance. The smartphone houses a massive 4000 mAh battery along with some great attractive features such as Dolby Atmos and TheatreMax. Due to its great performance, Lenovo has still not announced any price-cut for this smartphone.
The Lenovo K6 Power is sports a 5 inch full HD IPS display powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and 530 GPU. The device comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage with a capacity of 128 GB storage expansion slot.
The device features a 13 megapixel primary camera along with an 8 megapixel front camera. The device has a hybrid dual-SIM tray and known for its great features like Dolby Atmos and TheatreMax.
So, which one suits the best for your needs? Let me know in the comments below.
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Mobile phones signal troubles too much. If you are living in metropolitan city then definitely you have to face call drop problems sometime. Problem of weak phone signal or turned off raises a lot and now it crosses the limit of patience and Telecom minister has raised this topic with Telecom companies. However, there is no improvement seen on the call drops problem yet.
Whenever you are facing some problems to get networks in your mobile then take care of some things. Doing so will improve the connectivity of mobile phone.
In smartphones an app called Mobile Signal can let you know about the status of the signal strength. Signal strength can be easily checked on the iPhone as well.
Sometimes a restart or turning off and again turn it on will let your phone work smoothly. This problem usually seen on smartphones because, there are several apps working simultaneously at a time.
If you are standing nearby a long height building, then moving from one place to an open place will easily improves the signal.
When battery power is too low then whatever power battery has left will be used to let the signal works better. That is why it occur some problems while calling. In this situation you must need to put your phone for charging immediately.
If phone’s signal is not working very well then sometimes one can use data services as well for calling and one can use some apps too such as WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Hike
Now video calling is also a great option and one can use it easily on Wi-Fi zone.
If you can manage to connect with a Wi-Fi connection then these calls are known for its great quality. You can easily talk with the help of that. If there is signal problems in your home’s Wi-Fi connection then use Wi-Fi extender to improve the signal strength.
Any mobile phone connects radio signals to the nearby tower. Sometimes too much mobile phones connected with that tower which causes network issues and call drops and sometimes call even doesn’t connects.
If there are so many long and congested buildings or either you are standing in the basement then some problems occurred to establish a connection with the radio signal. So try to avoid this.
These are the tips you can follow to improve the signal strength of your smartphone to get rid of the call drops problem.
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