Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Announced In Thailand

The leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 was already spotted in Malaysia. Today, the South Korean giant finally unveiled the Galaxy Mega 2 in Thailand. This device packs a large 6 inch HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 8 megapixel rear camera. Galaxy Mega 2 will be shipped with the latest Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Operating System.

Apart from the specs mentioned below, it comes with the multi window function which allows you to run two apps on the same screen at the same time, energy-saving mode to reduce power consumption and one handed operation. The price of this device is expected to be around $500. The global availability of this device is still unknown. Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will be available in Brown and Black colors.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Specifications:

  • 6 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash
  • 2.1 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 64 GB expandable memory
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Glonass, A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • LTE support
  • 2800 mAh battery

How To Install Third-Party Keyboard On iOS 8 Devices

We already love using third-party keyboards such as SwiftKey and Swype on Android devices. But, Apple never had the option of installing third-party keyboards on iOS devices. The recently launched iOS 8 comes with a number of interesting features, however the one that caught our attention is the ability to install and use third-party keyboards.

Third-party keyboards such as SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are already available on the App Store. You will just need to download these apps and follow the instructions given below to use it systemwide. These apps will create an icon on your homescreen just like the regular apps. After installing the app, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch the “Settings” application.
  2. Then select General.
  3. Scroll down to keyboards.
  4. Select Keyboards.
  5. Select Add new keyboard
  6. Then choose your favorite keyboard from the list

You can easily switch between keyboards just by tapping the globe icon on the keyboard. To disable the default keyboard, just swipe to left on the current keyboard. To protect your privacy, Apple won’t allow you to use third-party keyboards while entering passwords.

iOS 8 comes pre-loaded on the recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can even install these keyboards on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 and the iPod Touch 5G after updating to iOS 8. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

Microsoft Announces Lumia 830 Smartphone With 10 MP PureView Camera

Along with the selfie phones, Microsoft has also announced the mid-range successor of its Lumia 825 smartphone at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. The Lumia 830 packs a 5 inch HD Curved Glass Display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with Lumia Denim and so on.

The main highlight of this smartphone is the 10 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and thinnest Optical Image Stabilization system. Apart from that, the over-the-air Lumia Camera update will bring faster pocket to shot and shooting speeds, plus new capture features. this handset offers stand-by time for up to 22 days. However, this device comes with a disappointing 1 megapixel front facing camera.

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The Lumia 830 will go on sale later this month with a price tag of 330 EUR (approx. INR 26,000) excluding taxes and subsidies. This handset will be available in orange, green, white and black colors. Check out the complete specs after the break.

Lumia 830 Specification:

  • 5 inch HD Curved Glass Display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System with Lumia Denim
  • 10 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics
  • Rich Recording and Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal user memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 14.8 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 22 days of stand-by time
  • 2200 mAh removable battery

Lumia 730 And Lumia 735 Selfie Phones Unveiled At IFA 2014

Microsoft finally unveiled its much talked about selfie phones at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 features a Full-HD 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with a focal length of 24mm allowing you to take perfect group snaps with friends. It also comes pre-loaded with Nokia’s selfie app, which will help you to create original selfies.

Apart from that, it packs a 4.7 inch HD OLED display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 6.7 megapixel rear camera and more. These devices runs on the Windows Phones 8.1 Operating System with the latest Lumia Denim update which brings Live Folders, Apps Corner and more secure networking.

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The Lumia 730 is a dual-SIM phone while the Lumia 735 is a single-SIM phone. These handsets will go on sale later this month. The 4G LTE variant is priced at 219 EUR (approx. INR 17,200), while the 3G dual SIM variant is priced at 199 EUR (approx. INR 15,600) excluding taxes and subsidies.

Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD OLED display
  • 720 × 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Operating system with Lumia Denim
  • 6.7 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with Full HD video
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • HERE location services
  • Free global HERE Maps
  • HERE Drive+Free
  • HERE Transit
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2220 mAh battery
  • Wireless charging compatible

Sony Xperia Z3 And Xperia Z3 Compact Announced

Sony recently announced its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. It comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD display and 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Apart from that, Sony has also unveiled a mini version of this device, the Xperia Z3 Compact. Both of these smartphones packs a 20.7 megapixel camera, 4G Connectivity, Android 4.4 OS and more. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are the world’s first smartphones with ISO 12800 sensitivity for superior photos, even in low light.

“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment or a more compact, lighter Xperia Z3 Compact that doesn’t ask you to compromise on features. Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact deliver leading innovations such as unique Sony camera experiences and, for the first time, PS4 Remote Play in two beautifully designed, fully waterproof smartphones.”

– Kunimasa Suzuki, President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony’s Battery Stamina Mode in these devices turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life. Sony’s DSEE HX technology in the Z3 series upscales the fidelity of MP3 or AAC music collection as well as the playlists on Sony’s cloud-based digital music service to near High-Resolution quality. Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will launch globally from autumn 2014. The price of these devices has not been announced yet.

Sony Xperia Z3 Specifications:

  • 5.2 inch Full HD Triluminos display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (Kitkat) Operating System
  • 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus
  • 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling
  • DLNA Certified
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • Up to 19 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 740 hours of stand-by time
  • 3100 mAh battery

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Specifications:

  • 4.6 inch HD Triluminos display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (Kitkat) Operating System
  • 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus
  • 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling
  • DLNA Certified
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • Up to 14 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 920 hours of stand-by time
  • 2600 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Announced; Comes With 5.7 Inch Display, 16 MP Camera

Samsung finally unveiled the much-awaited phablet of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. It features an upgraded 5.7 inch Quad HD display and a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers with 90 degree shooting angle and up to 120 degree wide angle. This device also offers an improved Fingerprint Scanner to secure personal data along with the world’s first UV sensor in a mobile device. The Smart Select feature allows the users to easily club together content from different sources and share it with their friends within seconds.

“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture. With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”

– JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics

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This device measures 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs 176 grams. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available from next month in four different colors – Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. The price of the device will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specifications:

  • 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (OR)
  • 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 16 megapixel autofocus camera with Smart OIS
  • 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with Wide Selfie
  • Air Command
  • S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • 4G Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 32 GB Internal memory
  • 64 GB expandable memory
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3220 mAh Li-ion battery with Adaptive Fast Charging

HTC Butterfly 2 Announced; Coming To Asia Next Month

Today, HTC announced the successor of its Butterfly smartphone. The Butterfly 2 will be first launched in the Japanese market exclusively for the KDDI subscribers, followed by Taiwanese and Chinese market for Chunghwa Telecom and CSL subscribers respectively. It comes with the HTC Sense 6 UI and a 13 megapixel HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging. HTC Butterfly 2 supports WiMAX2+ and offers high speed communication up to 150 Mbps.

“HTC is dedicated to combining innovative technologies and premium techniques to create the best smartphone which meets our consumers’ expectation. HTC Butterfly 2 follows HTC’s iconic design and globally acclaimed user experience. Its elegant appearance and fantastic performance will certainly provide consumers with the best experience ever.”

– Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

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The Motion Launch feature on this device is immediately able to detect its position and movement, thanks to the built-in motion sensors which allow you to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. HTC Butterfly 2 will go on sale in Taiwan on September 2nd, followed by Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the next few weeks. The price of this device is still a mystery. Check out the complete specs after the break.

HTC Butterfly 2 Specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • HTC Sense
  • 13 megapixel dual camera
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • DLNA, HTC Connect
  • Micro-USB 2.0, HDMI connection
  • Up to 23.9 hours talk-time
  • Up to 643 hours stand-by time
  • 2700 mAh battery

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Alpha Smartphone With Metal Frame And Octa Core Processor

Samsung has always been criticized for its plastic design. Today, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Alpha smartphone with iPhone-like design and a metal frame. This handset comes with a Finger Print Scanner and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, which was previously seen in the company’s flagship smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is touted to be one of the slimmest Galaxy devices. It is also compatible with Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.

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“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market. With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.”

– JK Shin, CEO of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics

Samsung Galaxy Alpha will go on sale at the beginning of September. This handset will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue colors. The price of the device will be announced soon. Until then, check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 12 megapixel rear camera with selective focus
  • 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • UHD 4K video recording @30fps
  • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB expandable memory
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 1860 mAh battery

Oppo Launches N1 Mini In India For INR 26,990

As expected, Oppo finally launched the mini version of its flagship smartphone. The Oppo N1 Mini comes with a rotating 13 megapixel camera similar to its bigger brother, which acts as a rear as well as a front-facing camera. It runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based Color OS.

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“Customer orientation is deeply rooted in the culture at OPPO. We strive to give users what they really look for. OPPO N1 Mini stems from this philosophy of ours. It brings to users the unique design and technology for which the OPPO N1 won a lot of accolades, but in a sleeker and more compact body. For OPPO, a fusion of technology and affection has always been the essence of our product design and development. We believe that today’s youth will find OPPO N1 Mini as a device that is mini in size and max in fun.”

– Tom Lu, CEO, OPPO India

Oppo N1 Mini comes with a price-tag of INR 26,990, which is almost double than the market price of Xiaomi Mi3 which comes with much better specifications. This handset measures 148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm and weighs 150 grams. Oppo N1 Mini will be available in Light Blue, White and Lemon Yellow colors.

Oppo N1 Mini Specifications:

  • 5 inch IPS display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolutio
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Color OS 1.4
  • 13 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • full HD video recording
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • microUSB 2.0
  • A-GPS
  • 2140 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Star Advance And Ace NXT Launched In India

Samsung recently launched three new entry-level smartphones in India. The Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT runs on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System with TouchWiz Essence UI on top of it. These handsets support 12 Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Assamese.

“Samsung is committed to offer the best in technology and innovative products at an affordable price to the consumers. We believe in cutting across language and data cost barriers to ensure every consumer has access to the world of smartphones. Especially created for the Indian market Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT have been launched to provide a larger set of consumers with the experience of superior mobile technologies and richer internet experience at an affordable price.”

– Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, Mobile & IT, Samsung India

Samsung Galaxy Star 2:

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  • 3.5 inch touchscreen display
  • 320 × 480 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
  • 2 megapixel rear camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM Radio
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1300 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance:

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  • 4.3 inch touch screen display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
  • 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM Radio
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1800 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT:

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  • 4 inch touch screen display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
  • 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM Radio
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1500 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance and Ace NXT will be available in black and white colors for INR 7,400, while the Galaxy Star 2 will be available in white and gray color along with premium Gameloft games for INR 5,100. Samsung has also partnered with Vodafone to offer 200 MB of 3G data for 6 months to the owners of these smartphones.