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Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 845-powered Mi 7 could make its debut at MWC

Xiaomi is listed as an exhibitor at MWC, suggesting a possible Mi 7 unveil at the event. Two years ago, erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra took to the stage at MWC to unveil the Mi 5. The Chinese manufacturer opted to sit out last year’s conference, but Xiaomi will once again be exhibiting at this year’s event. The official Mobile World Congress page lists Xiaomi as an exhibitor, leading further credence to the rumors that the manufacturer will unveil the Mi 7 flagship at the event. The Mi 7 is…

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Here’s the full list of Xiaomi devices that will be updated to MIUI 9

Xiaomi will update a total of 40 devices to MIUI 9 over the course of the year. MIUI 9 was unveiled late last year in China, and the global version of the ROM is available for a slew of devices. The manufacturer is making the update widely available, with the five-year-old Mi 2 set to receive the latest version. To put things into context, the Mi 2 launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s a lot of exciting new feature additions in the global version of MIUI 9, including a…

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The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks absolutely stunning in red

The red Mi A1 is the best variant of an already great phone. Five months after its release, the Xiaomi Mi A1 continues to be the best budget phone you can buy in India. Its combination of styling, internal hardware, dual rear cameras, and Android One underpinnings give it a distinct leg up over other devices in this segment. Xiaomi initially launched the Mi A1 in gold and black color options and added a rose gold model later on. The red variant was introduced late last month, and as you…

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How to find the IMEI number on your Android phone

There are lots of easy ways to find your phone’s IMEI number. No matter what phone you’re using — whether it’s a budget Moto E4 or a $900 Galaxy Note 8 — it will have an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The IMEI number is a unique identifier that’s usually a string of 15 digits, and comes in handy if you’re trying to locate a lost or stolen phone. How can I find my phone’s IMEI number? There are several ways to find the IMEI number of your phone…

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Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is designed to fuel your impulse buying habits

Samsung’s latest budget phone has an interesting trick up its sleeve. With hundreds of phones releasing in India every year, Samsung is looking to distinguish its products by offering interesting new use cases. The Galaxy On7 Prime — Samsung’s latest foray in the budget segment — comes with a visual search feature that lets you easily purchase products through photos. The feature is powered by Samsung Mall, which collates product information from several e-commerce sites to create a sort of all-in-one destination for your purchasing needs. For instance, if you’re…

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Ingenico’s latest mobile POS reader runs Android out of the box

With the Moby M70, Ingenico is offering a mobile POS solution running Android 7.0 Nougat. Ingenico is one of the largest integrated payment solution providers in the world. Even if you haven’t heard the name previously, if you’ve used a credit card reader at a retail store recently, chances are it was made by either Ingenico or Verifone. Ingenico has been offering POS (point of sale) systems for over 35 years, and the company is now rolling out its next-gen mobile POS solution, dubbed the Moby M70. The highlight of…

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Top 5 things you need to know

The 18:9 screen is new, but the rest of the phone should be familiar to anyone that has used a Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 5 Plus last month, bringing the 18:9 form factor to the budget segment. The Chinese manufacturer isn’t the first to roll out a budget phone with minimal bezels, but the company is once again showing that it can absolutely dominate when it comes to the value proposition. The base variant of the Redmi 5 Plus retails for the equivalent of $150, making it…

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HTC U11 EYEs unveiled with 18:9 display, dual front cameras, and 3930mAh battery

The U11 EYEs features the largest battery on an HTC smartphone yet. Renders of the HTC U11 EYEs leaked late last week, and the phone is now official. The highlight of the phone is a dual 5MP camera setup at the front with f/2.2 lenses, HDR, 80-degree field of view, and portrait mode. The U11 EYEs also has a 3930mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, which is the largest battery on an HTC smartphone yet. Other specs include a 6.0-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080, Snapdragon…

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Micromax’s first Android Go phone coming later this month, and it could cost just $30

India’s Micromax is all set to unveil its first Android Go phone, with rumors hinting at a sub-$50 price. Google formally unveiled its Android Oreo (Go Edition) platform last month, detailing how devices running 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage will benefit from the lightweight OS. We haven’t heard much on the device front, but that’s set to change soon as India’s local handset manufacturer Micromax has announced that its first Android Go phone will be launching later this month. Dubbed Bharat Go, the phone will be the first…

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