Asus ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro With Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications, Features, and More

The Asus ZenFone 4 series was launched at an event in Taiwan, with four new models. While two of the new ZenFone 4 models had been spotted before on the company site – ZenFone 4 Selfie and Selfie Pro – the two new ones are the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro, featuring dual cameras. While the ZenFone 4 Selfie family sports dual front cameras, the ZenFone 4 family sports dual rear cameras. Three of the four smartphones are powered by mid-range SoCs, with the ZenFone 4 Pro the flagship model featuring a Snapdragon 835 SoC. All four run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company’s ZenUI 4.0 on top.

As we mentioned, the new launches of ZenFone 4 series are split into two models – Asus ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) and Asus ZenFone Pro (ZS551KL). Both are dual-SIM (Nano) smartphones made with aluminium unibody design, with sport diamond-cut metal edges. They also sport fingerprint sensors on the home button, and a dual speaker design. Both also bear the same main camera in their dual rear camera setups – a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 ‘dual pixel’ image sensor that’s 1/2.55-inch in size, and features 1.4-micron pixels. This camera is complete with PDAF, OIS, EIS, and an RGB sensor. The Pro model gets laser autofocus and continuous autofocus in addition.

They differ in the secondary rear cameras – the ZenFone 4 goes with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel sensor, while the ZenFone 4 goes with 2x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel Sony IMX351 sensor. As for the front cameras, the ZenFone 4 bears an 8-megapixel f/2.0 camera with an 84-degree wide-angle lens, while the ZenFone 4 Pro bears an 8-megapixel Sony IMX319 sensor camera with an f/1.9 aperture and 87.4-degree wide-angle lens.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro

The ZenFone 4 is available in two processor and RAM variants – Snapdragon 660 SoC and 4GB RAM, apart from a Snapdragon 630 SoC and 6GB RAM – and both come with 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The ZenFone 4 Pro on the other hand comes in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB, once again expandable via microSD card – both with 6GB of RAM coupled with the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The ZenFone 4 bears a 3300mAh battery, while the ZenFone 4 Pro bears a 3600mAh battery.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, USB Type-C, FM radio, and 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors onboard the two ZenFone 4 models include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

The Asus ZenFone 4 will be available in Moonlight White, Mint Green, and Midnight Black colours, while the ZenFone 4 Pro will be available in Moonlight White, Pure Black colour variants. Price has been announced, however, availability is still under wraps. The ZenFone 4 price starts at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,000), while the ZenFone 4 Pro price starts at $599 (roughly Rs. 38,000).

Coolpad to Launch Flagship Smartphone on Sunday

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is all set to launch another flagship device for the Indian smartphone market on August 20.

The new “game changer” device will be unveiled at an event in Dubai on August 20 in the presence of James Du, Global CEO, Coolpad Group and Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, the company said in a statement.

In a series of Facebook posts ahead of the launch, Coolpad India hinted that the smartphone would come in metallic unibody packed with 6GB RAM and a powerful battery.

Coolpad to Launch Flagship Smartphone on Sunday“Sturdy sophistication! The enduring metallic unibody which will attract all eye balls around. The elegance with the splash of metal will become the new trend from 20th August,” Coolpad India teased in a post.

The smartphone is likely to cheer up the gamers who are looking for a sturdy device at mid-range.

Earlier this month, Coolpad launched the Note 5 Lite C smartphone, its first offline product, priced at Rs. 7,777. The smartphone, with a 5-inch full HD display, sports an 8-megapixels rear camera and 5MP front camera.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 May Have Exploded Due to ‘Extreme External Force’, Company Finds

Xiaomi launched an investigation after reports of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire in a man’s pocket surfaced earlier this week, and on Friday, the company has released its preliminary findings, saying extreme external force was applied to the smartphone – probably causing the incident. To recall, reports claimed East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh resident Bhavana Suryakiran sustained minor burn injuries on his thigh as the Redmi Note 4 he was carrying in his trouser pocket caught fire.

A detailed investigation has been launched, Xiaomi said. “We would like to clarify a recent incident of a damaged Redmi Note 4 in East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. We were able to procure the device after multiple conversations with the customer,” Xiaomi said in a statement shared with IANS.

“Upon first impressions of the damaged device, we can conclude that extreme external force was applied to the device, which led to the back cover and battery being bent and screen getting damaged. A detailed investigation has been launched to understand the exact cause of the damage,” the smartphone maker said.

Suryakiran, a small trader, was riding his motorbike when the phone caught fire. He told a Telugu television channel that by the time he stopped the motorcycle, pulled out and threw away the handset, he had sustained a burn injury.

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Suryakiran claimed that he purchased the phone around 20 days ago, adding that he would approach the court to claim compensation.

“We would like to request our customers to avoid opening the device, puncturing the battery or applying extreme physical force to the device. Further, do refrain from getting your smartphone repaired at unauthorised repair shops,” Xiaomi said.

“At Xiaomi, customer safety is of utmost importance and we treat such cases with absolute priority. All our devices go through stringent quality testing to ensure high standards,” the company added. You can read Xiaomi’s full statement below.

According to the market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Xiaomi now has a 17.9 percent market share in the Indian smartphone space.

The Redmi Note 4 has pipped Samsung’s Galaxy J2 as the top shipped smartphone to India in the second quarter with a 7.97 percent market share. Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4 earlier this year.

Comio C1, S1, P1 Smartphones With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Chinese manufacturer Topwise Communication has entered the crowded Indian market with three new smartphone launches under its Comio brand. The Comio C1, Comio S1, and Comio P1 have been priced at Rs. 5,999, Rs. 8,999, and Rs. 9,999 respectively. The Comiosmartphones will be available at all key retail stores from the coming week in North India and will be available from third week of September in West India.

The Comio C1, S1, and P1 smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat and come with 4G VoLTE support. All of them sport a metal body, and have different highlights. The Comio C1 comes in Mellow Gold and Space Black colour options, the Comio S1 comes in Royal Black and Sunrise Gold colours and the Comio P1 comes in Metal Grey and Sunrise Gold colour options. Comio has tied-up with Reliance Jio to offer 5GB of additional data on recharge of Rs. 309 and above, on the purchase of any of these phones. Furthermore, all three smartphones also come with a free one-time screen replacement warranty within six months of purchase, and one-year + 100 days extra manufacturer warranty.

Comio is also offering a special buyback and upgrade offer allowing you to upgrade your old smartphone to the ones launched today. The offer allows you an assured 40 percent return cost on your old Comio phone (not more than 12 months old), only if you upgrade to the newly launched smartphones alongside.

Comio P1 price in India, specifications

While all the smartphones are in the budget range, the Comio P1 is the most expensive at Rs. 9,999. The dual-SIM device sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a microSD card (up to 128GB). Optics include a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front facing selfie camera as well. The big highlight is its 5000mAh battery that is rated to offer 24 hours talk time and 30-day standby time. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The Comio P1 sports a fingerprint scanner at the back.

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The Comio S1, priced at Rs. 8,999, sports the same 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is also at 32GB with expansion capabilities using a microSD slot (up to 128GB). There’s a home button in the front that houses the fingerprint sensor underneath, and the battery is at 2700mAh. All the other specifications are similar to the P1 smartphone.

Comio C1 price in India, specifications

The Comio C1, priced the lowest at Rs. 5,999, has a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by the 64-bit 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Optics include an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash support and a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well. All the other specifications match with the S1 smartphone. The Comio C1 smartphone has no fingerprint scanning support, and has capacitive navigation buttons in the front.

Oppo F3

F3 Oppo F3 smartphone was launched in May 2017. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. Oppo F3 price in India starts from Rs. 19,990.

The Oppo F3 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Oppo F3 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Oppo F3 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3200mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.30 x 75.20 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 153.00 grams.

The Oppo F3 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Nokia 3

3Nokia 3 smartphone was launched in February 2017. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels.

The Nokia 3 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 3 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Nokia 3 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 2650mAh non removable battery. It measures 143.40 x 71.40 x 8.48 (height x width x thickness) .

The Nokia 3 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Nokia 5

5Nokia 5 smartphone was launched in February 2017. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels.

The Nokia 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05 (height x width x thickness) .

The Nokia 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Huawei Y6 (2017) launched with 5 inch display and octa core CPU

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Following the launch of Huawei Y3 (2017) and Y7 smartphones recently, the company has now launched Huawei Y6 (2017) smartphone. The smartphone is now listed on Huawei’s official France website, however, there is no information on its price and availability. The device comes in three different colours- Gray, Gold and White. Huawei Y6 (2017) is a successor of Huawei Y6 which was launched back in the year 2015.

As per website listing, the Huawei Y6 (2017) features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixel. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6737T processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. The device has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Nougat with EMUI 4.1 on top of it.

On the camera front, the Huawei Y6 (2017) sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. The smartphone gets it strength from a massive 3000mAh battery. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS/Glonass, a microUSB port,  Proximity sensor, Digital Compass, accelerometer and Ambient light sensor. The handset measures 143.8 x 72 x 8.45mm and weighs 150 grammes.

Lenovo Says It Will Not Phase Out Its Own Phone Brand

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Lenovo Group chairman and chief executive Yang Yuanqing told Reuters on Thursday the company’s China business reorganisation will not affect its mobile business on the mainland.

Yang, speaking after the company reported a return to profit for the year to March, said the company will keep its Lenovo-Motorola dual-brand strategy for it mobile business despite a widening loss.

“We will never phase out Lenovo,” Yang said.

PC competition took a step up this week when China’s largest mobile phone maker, Huawei said it would enter the market for premium consumer models.

Lenovo also competes with Huawei in mobile, which accounts for 18 percent of its revenue. The business’ loss widened to $566 million (roughly Rs. 3,653 crores) last year from $469 million a year prior on a 10 percent drop in revenue to $7.7 billion (roughly Rs. 49,692 crores), though Lenovo said the business had strong growth in markets outside China, especially Latin America and Western Europe.

The Most Popular CCTV & IP Camera Monitoring Apps

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CCTV cameras and IP security cameras are a very important aspect of securing both homes and businesses. Technological advancements have made it possible to monitor and control these cameras using mobile applications. There are apps that have been developed for iOS devices, android devices and others are compatible with both iOS and android devices. There are many applications available for this purpose and choosing one can therefore be a bit of a daunting task. You need to consider your requirements and the type of cameras you have to be able to get an app that suits your home or business needs. Below are some of the most popular apps in use today.
iCamViewer for iOS
This app is compatible with devices running on iOS 5.0 or later versions and can be used on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It enables the user to view up to 8CCTV cameras or IP security cameras remotely from his/her iOS device. It is not compatible with all camera brands, so be sure to check that it is compatible with the cameras you have before buying it.
XProtect Mobile
There is an app compatible with iOS devices and one for android devices. It is available in several languages including English, Chinese, German, Arabic, French and Czech among others. Most camera monitoring apps are only available in English and cannot be used by non-English speakers. This app allows for remote viewing of live and recorded footage. You can also control opening and closing of doors and switch lights on and off using this app. You can connect your device to multiple cameras at once. The app has some add-ons that you can use for more convenience. However, you have to pay for the add-ons.
VHDR Lite for Android
VHDR Lite is compatible with android 1.6 and up. Using this app, you can connect to multiple cameras remotely and view live footage and videos stored on the camera’s hard drive. You can also control camera angles and zoom in and out using this app.
VHDR for iOS
This app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later versions and can be used on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It has pretty much the same features as the VHDR Lite for Android.
iDVR-PRO Viewer App for iOS and android
Through this app, you can connect your device to multiple cameras at once and remotely view either single, 4-camera, 9-camera or 16-camera grid views. The images and videos are HD as long as you have a good internet connection. It is compatible with most of the well-known camera brands but be sure to check whether the brand you use is among them before buying the app.
Conclusion
The above are just some of the best camera monitoring apps in the market. Other remarkable ones include MobileFocus for iOS and android, VMobile for iOS and android, Push Notifications for iOS, Geovision GV-Eye for iOS, Smartvue for iOS and Android and Security Cam for iOS among others. It is worth noting that not all apps are compatible with all cameras; some apps are meant for specific camera brands while others can be used with different manufacturers’ cameras. Choose an app with good features and one that will enable to get the highest value for your money.

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