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Remember smartphones with 3D displays? Those were supposed to have caught on a few years ago, but they’re only a vague memory now. On the other hand, full-HD resolution might have seemed like unnecessary overkill, but you can hardly find a high-end phone without it now.

Manufacturers seem to like throwing multiple ideas at the wall to see what sticks. Once a feature catches on, everyone else must adopt it too. LG has raised the bar for exotic, expensive features with a curved, bendable screen, and it isn’t likely that competitors will be able to follow suit anytime soon.

In this review, we try to ascertain if the LG G Flex works as an experiment, and whether it’s a sign of things to come: large, bendable phones that can be folded or rolled up.

The curved design of the LG G Flex is far from subtle. In the few weeks that we spent with the phone, nearly everyone who saw it stopped to ask questions or ask if they could hold it.

The back of the LG G Flex is rather smooth, with a self-healing coating that promises to absorb scratches that accumulate with day-to-day usage over a period of time. This is a great additional feature but unfortunately it didn’t work too well for us. The LG logo is at the bottom, and below it, to the right, is the speaker. The phone is sealed, which means the battery isn’t removable.

The sides of the device are bare, with the exception of a Micro-SIM card tray on the left. The 3.5mm jack, microphone and Micro-USB port for charging/data transfer are at the bottom. A rather prominent LG logo occupies the area right below the six-inch curved display, detracting from its look. On the top are the proximity sensor, front camera, and earpiece.

For a device this expensive, we were hoping that LG wouldn’t cheap out on the specifications. Thankfully, LG has bestowed the G Flex with the power of a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. An Adreno 330 GPU takes care of the graphics.

Unfortunately, for users who would like to expand the memory using microSD cards, the G Flex doesn’t provide that option, and the 32GB of internal memory will have to suffice. The rear camera can shoot at a resolution of 13 MP and is supported by LED flash. A 2.1MP front camera should do the job for video calls and of course, selfies. The rear camera can shoot Ultra-HD videos which have a resolution of 3840×2160, which is surprising since LG hasn’t revealed any details about this in their marketing for the G Flex. We discovered this when we wanted to try out the 60fps 1080p video recording capability

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The “world’s first” wearable device with a curved Super AMOLED touch display - the Samsung Gear Fit - runs a real-time operating system (RTOS) which has some limitations to it. One of the limitations which bothered everyone was its UI orientation being stuck in landscape mode.

Sammobile reports the company has noted the issue, and is now confirmed to be fixing the issue via an update with an option to enable vertical display or portrait orientation. It also added that the existence of this feature has been confirmed by a Gear Fit device on display in an official Samsung store in South Korea. It’s still unclear if Samsung will ship Gear Fit with the update, or if it will be rolled-out to users once it is released on Friday.

Notably the Samsung Gear Fit, alongside the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, is already officially available online in India, ahead of the 11 April release date.

The Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are listed carrying an identical price tag of Rs. 15,450, lower than the official launch price of Rs. 15,900.

The Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with a 432 x 128 pixel resolution. It comes with a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and a sleep monitor. Other built-in functions include a fitness app, exercise mode, stopwatch, timer, schedule, smart relay, media controller. Additionally, the users will get active notification alerts for SMS, calls, e-mail and apps on the Gear Fit.

A 210mAh battery powers the Samsung Gear Fit, which gives a typical usage of 3 to 4 days and up to 5 days with low usage. The device measures in at 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm (body only) and weighs 27 grams.

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Head of Samsung Electronics Co’s mobile business, J.K. Shin, received a $5.8 million compensation package last year, beating the paycheck of his counterpart at U.S. rival Apple Inc, the South Korean firm said on Monday in its first such disclosure under new regulations.

The world’s biggest technology company by revenue said Shin’s pack included a base salary of 1.17 billion won and 1.6 billion won in incentives and performance bonus.

By comparison, Apple chief executive Tim Cook received $4.25 million in 2013, little changed from the previous year when he had been paid $4.17 million.

Shin, who has led Samsung’s mobile business since 2009, has since overseen the launch of its flagship Galaxy handsets that helped it unseat Apple in the smartphone market and also sparked patent litigations the world over that claimed Samsung copied the look and feel of the U.S. firm’s iconic mobile products.

Samsung’s other co-chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun, who leads the component business, earned even more, taking 6.77 billion won home, while third co-CEO Yoon Boo-keun, the head of its consumer electronics business, received 5.09 billion won.

South Korean financial authorities changed regulations late last year, requiring listed companies to include annual compensation details of executives who earn more than 500 million won in their business reports filings.

But the measure also drew some criticism as it does not shed much light on pay details of some high profile owners of business conglomerates or chaebols, as they frequently assume non-executive titles.

Samsung didn’t disclose remuneration details of J.Y. Lee, non-executive vice chairman and son of its chairman Lee Kun-hee, who is also non-executive chairman and receives no salary from Samsung.

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HTC has announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8). The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and comes with a duo rear camera setup, in line with the rumoured specifications.

The design and the rest of the specifications of the HTC One (M8) have probably been the tech world’s worst-kept secret and will not come as a surprise to anyone that’s been tracking this story. HTC One (M8) comes with a 5-inch full-HD display and will be available in 16GB and 32GB storage options, with support for expandable storage via microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity.

The HTC One (M8) comes with a body that’s ‘90 percent metal’ and exudes the same premium feel as its predecessor. The phone comes with 2GB of RAM.

The highlight of the HTC One (M8) is the dual camera setup that puts a 4-UltraPixel camera alongside a depth sensing camera that lets you do cool things like refocussing images after they’ve been clicked and other stuff. A 5-megapixel front camera is included as well.

HTC One (M8) comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a brand new Sense 6 UI on top, which HTC is calling the biggest upgrade since Sense debuted. The phone comes with a 2600mAh battery.

HTC One (M8) will be available in Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colour options in select markets starting Tuesday. The India launch is expected in the third week of April.

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Micromax has listed the A177 Canvas Juice on its site without pricing and availability details. However, the yet-to-be-launched A177 Canvas Juice is now available at an e-commerce website for Rs. 8,490. Notably, the A177 Canvas Juice seems to be a variant of the A77 Canvas Juice announced in November 2013.

The biggest noticeable difference between in A177 Canvas Juice and A77 Canvas Juice is the former is backed by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MTK 6572 processor, while the latter packs a dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK 6572 processor. The A177 Canvas Juice comes with 1GB of RAM. The highlight of the Micromax A177 Canvas Juice is its large 3000mAh battery, which according to the official listing can deliver up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 282 hours of standby time.

The Micromax A177 Canvas Juice runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, much like the A77 Canvas Juice. The A177 is a dual-SIM phablet with support for GSM+GSM lines and dual standby. It features a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixels resolution. The Micromax A177 Canvas Juice sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, out of which only 672MB is user-accessible; however, can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card.

Connectivity options on the Micromax A177 Canvas Juice include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, GPS/ AGPS and 3G. Some of the apps preloaded on the Canvas Juice include Game Hub, Spuul, Opera Mini, Hike, M!Live, Dancing Bubbles, Bubble X Slice and Kingsoft Office.

As the yet-to-be-launched A177 Canvas Juice at eBay India, one cannot be certain if the A177 Canvas Juice will have the same official launch price. Earlier this month, the popular domestic handset maker launched its first octa-core smartphone, the Canvas Knight, in India at Rs. 19,999. The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM.

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Karbonn has launched three new Android smartphones in India, one hexa-core and two octa-core, the karbonn titanium Hexa (Rs. 16,990), Titanium Octane (Rs. 14,490), and Titanium Octane Plus (Rs. 17,990). All three smartphones feature dual-SIM support, run Android 4.4 KitKat, and will be available in the Indian market in the last week of April.

The Karbonn Titanium Octane features a 5-inch HD IPS display, and runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core Media Tek MT6592
 processor with 1GB of RAM. Like the Titanium Hexa, it features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery. It features 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

The Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS display, and runs on the 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, however, with 2GB of RAM. It features a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Also powered by a 2000mAh battery like the Titanium Octane. the Titanium Octane Plus features 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

The Karbonn Titanium Hexa (seen above) features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) LTPS display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz hexa-core MediaTek MT6591 processor that is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Titanium Hexa bears a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It features 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. It is powered by a 2050mAh battery.

Finbarr Moynihan, MediaTek’s General Manager of International Sales and Marketing, at the launch event in New Delhi said, “The target for our companies is very aligned. A shared mission of ‘Everyday Genius’, and enabling the growth of the ’super-mid’ market. The shift in the middle class - literally billions of people - is going to be heavily concentrated in Asia. The spending power from 2009 has grown exponentially.”

At the same time, Moynihan elaborated, operators in US and European markets are struggling with subsidies, and these two forces will lead to a bell curve where the highest volume - about 80 percent of the market - is in the middle. “Over time, the volume will shift to the higher-middle, or super-mid,” he added.

HP has unveiled two new tablet devices – 15.2 cms (6-inch) diagonal HP Slate VoiceTab and 17.8 cms (7-inch) diagonal HP Slate VoiceTab, designed to help users on the go.

Designed in Asia and engineered to elevate the experience for use3rs in India, the new compact, full-featured tablets are powered by a quad-core processor, enabling users to multitask at everything from email to web surfing to gaming to streaming. Also featuring voce-calling capability, the new devices deliver performance, quality and reliability, helping users take care of business.

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Micromax has launched its first octa-core smartphone, the Canvas Knight, in India at Rs. 19,999.

The popular domestic handset maker has announced that the Canvas Knight smartphone will be exclusively available via company’s online store starting Wednesday.

The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The Canvas Knight offers dual-SIM (both Micro-SIMs) support and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 443ppi.

The Canvas Knight comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision CameraChip sensor and M8 Largan Lens, while there is a secondary 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

On the connectivity front, the Canvas Knight includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The new smartphone from Micromax packs a 2350mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 7.5 hours of talk time and up to 175 hours of standby time.

The Micromax Canvas Knight comes preloaded with apps such as BBM, Hike, GetIt, Truecaller, Spuul, Kingsoft Office Suite, Opera Mini, M!Live, M!Vault, M!Security and Games (RealSteel WRB, Where’s My Perry and Where’s My Water).

The smartphone will be available in three colour variants: Black, Black and Gold, and White and Gold.

Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax said, “Canvas Knight is another milestone for Micromax to bring the best combination of technology, style and affordability for the masses.” He further added, “With the launch of Canvas Knight, our first octa-core smartphone, we have yet again raised the bar of affordable innovation in the country”.

Dr. Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Sales & Marketing, MediaTek Inc, said, “The MT6592T enables consumers to experience premium gaming performance and enhanced web browsing. With MediaTek’s tru octa-core MT6592T, users can enjoy heavy web downloading, hardcore gaming, high-quality premium video viewing or other types of rigorous multitasking without experiencing lag times or excessive battery consumption.”

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Apple is reportedly working on an iOS update to fix issues with the TouchID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s. Some users have reported that their iPhones seem to forget their fingerprints after a while.

The TouchID sensor is one of the most notable features  that sets the iPhone 5s apart from its predecessor, the iPhone 5 , as well as its lower-priced sibling, the iPhone 5c. Users generally reported positive experiences with fingerprint recognition accuracy and speed, but problems began appearing after a few months of use.

The sensor, or the software behind it, seems to be “forgetting” fingerprints enrolled by some users. Going through the initial setup process again seems to take care of the problem, but it recurs again after a few months. The problems also appear to be unrelated to conventional fingerprint scanner problems such as changes in skin texture, moisture, or dirt on or under the sensor surface. Damage to the sensor itself is an unlikely culprit, since Apple has used a protective sapphire glass disc  in its design.

Apple’s own support forums have several threads created by people describing troubles with the sensor. While the company has not yet made an official statement on the matter, AppleInsider  cites sources close to Apple who say that a software update will soon be released.

Apple is also reportedly gearing up to launch iOS 7.1, which might include the TouchID fix. iOS 7.1 could be released as early as next week, when the recently announced CarPlay experience for iPhone-powered in-vehicle entertainment and navigation is rolled out.

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While most were surprised by Nokia’s move to release an Android-based smartphone given the impending acquisition of its mobile phone business by Microsoft, the Finnish mobile giant insists it’s business as usual. Jussi Nevanlinna, Vice President for Mobile Phone marketing for Nokia, answered a series of questions, including one that directly addressed the ’strange’ timing of the announcement.

“I can’t speak on Microsoft’s behalf; what I can say is our strategy with Mobile Phones has been, and remains, connecting the next billion,” said Nevanlinna. “Microsoft is equally focussed on ‘mobile first; cloud first’.” Nokia believes that the Android-based X platform is one approach to compete in the affordable smartphone market. Nokia not only plans to release more Nokia X smartphones, it is also aiming for lower price points. The company says there’s no competition with Lumia phones, since the Nokia X series is targeted at consumers who can’t afford Lumia devices.

“Lumia remains our primary smartphone platform and we continue to push the prices down, Nokia X addresses price points that are generally lower than those reached by Lumia, and we’ll keep pushing the Nokia X prices down even further, ” Nevanlinna added.

With Nokia X family, the company is targeting customers who are now aspiring to get a smartphone. Nokia has given expected launch dates of Nokia X phones in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, but until now there has been been no word on when the phones will reach the more ‘developed’ markets. Nevanlinnak spilled the beans during the interview, answering with a big ‘No’. “These are global products, which will be available pretty much everywhere except North America, Korea and Japan.”

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Samsung announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Glaxy S5, amidst much fanfare at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. Within hours of the phone’s launch, the official Samsung Tomorrow site posted an infographic that showed the evolution of specifications in the Galaxy S family. Notably, the infographic revealed that the Galaxy S5, much like its predecessor, will come in two chipset variants- one powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor, while the variant is backed by an octa-core chipset. Unfortunately, the infographic shared by the South Korean giant did not specify the chipset, though we can presume it is Exynos-branded.

Notably, Samsung has replaced the image that revealed two chipset models of the Galaxy S5, and is now showing only the 2.5GHz quad-core processor. The biggest new features being touted on the Galaxy S5 by Samsung include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel camera, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant. The smartphone also features a new design in terms of the back panel now being perforated, and available with four colours at launch, and optional designer back panels.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080×1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB and 32GB inbuilt storage models, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 21 hours of talktime, and 390 hours of standby time.

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Huawei has launched three new devices - Ascend G6 smartphone as well as tablets MediaPad M1 and MediaPad X1 - at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona.

Notably, Huawei has announced that Ascend G6 smartphone 3G model will be available in Q1 2014, while a 4G variant will be available starting April this year. Huawei MediaPad devices on the other hand will be available in Q1 2014.

According to the company, the MediaPad X1 tablet will hit the China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin American markets initially, while the MediaPad M1 tablet will be available in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America. However, the company has not revealed the pricing of any of the devices.

The Huawei Ascend G6 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with company’s Emotion UI 2.0 on top. It features a 4.5-inch qHD display and offers 245ppi pixel density. The Ascend G6 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) and the 4G variant supports internet speed up to 150 Mbps (4G LTE-enabled). The Ascend G6 sports a 7.85mm slim profile and weighs 115grams. The Ascend G6 4G will be available in black with light gunmetal grey or rose gold highlights, and in white with pink or champagne gold. The Ascend G6 (3G model) will be available black, blue, gold, pink, and white. The Ascend G6 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It packs a 2000mAh battery and supports NFC connectivity.

The Huawei MediaPad X1 tablet also runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It features a 7-inch full-HD (1920×1200) LTPS display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset). The MediaPad X1 tablet sports a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera, while also housing a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet packs a 5000mAh battery, which according to Huawei can deliver up to 21 days of standby time.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available online in India at Rs. 32,000. The new phablet from Sony is now listed at an e-commerce website and will be available starting February 26. Sony launched the Xperia T2 Ultra alongside its dual-SIM variant the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and other two mid-range smartphones, the Xperia E1 and Sony Xperia E1 dual in January. Notably, Sony’s latest phablet is yet-to-be-launched officially by the company.

It’s worth pointing out that the online retailer, Saholic has only listed the Xperia T2 Ultra single-SIM version, while there is no word on the dual-SIM variant of the device. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 6-inch HD Triluminos display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phablet is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon (Qualcomm MSM8928) processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

The phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and also houses a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor. The rear camera supports various functions like portrait retouch, collage, background defocus, Timeshift burst, and Sweep Panorama. The Xperia T2 Ultra packs a 3000mAh battery with battery STAMINA Mode, which according to the retailer’s listing delivers up to 1056 hours of standby time and up to 14 hours of talktime on 2G network. Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available online in India at Rs. 32,000. The new phablet from Sony is now listed at an e-commerce website and will be available starting February 26.

Sony launched the Xperia T2 Ultra alongside its dual-SIM variant the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and other two mid-range smartphones, the Xperia E1 and Sony Xperia E1 dual in January. Notably, Sony’s latest phablet is yet-to-be-launched officially by the company. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 6-inch HD Triluminos display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phablet is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon (Qualcomm MSM8928) processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

The phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and also houses a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor. The rear camera supports various functions like portrait retouch, collage, background defocus, Timeshift burst, and Sweep Panorama. The Xperia T2 Ultra packs a 3000mAh battery with battery STAMINA Mode, which according to the retailer’s listing delivers up to 1056 hours of standby time and up to 14 hours of talktime on 2G network.

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While Samsung’s recently dropped the prices of its Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, which had received mixed reviews, it is now being reported that Samsung will be launching the next iteration of the smartwatch with Tizen on it, at their upcoming unPacked 5 MWC 2014 event in the coming week, where the Galaxy S5 is also highly anticipated for a launch, and new Galaxy tablets.

According to the sources cited by USA Today, the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch will feature an HTML version of the OS, which is understandable, given that Samsung would want more application developers to create apps for the platform. Samsung’s showcasing of Tizen devices at MWC, is also in-line with previous rumours.

The report  states that Samsung’s shift to the Tizen  OS is a move to counter Google’s dominance over the Android OS.

Tizen was launched by Samsung last year, with the Samsung NX300M camera the first consumer device to run it, but it has had run into problems  on the smartphone front since then. The fact that Samsung is still pushing forward, after announcing new partners, shows that it is aggressively trying to develop the platform for their smartphones and other connected devices.

The actual problem is smartphone developers on the Andriod  ecosystem is that are majorly dependent on it volume to generate their revenue, via the relatively healthy app ecosystem. Smartphone and tablet manufacturers, apart from Apple, have not had success in developing their own OSes and services. Samsung is, understandably, looking at changing this with the Tizen platform, despite the problems faced by it last year. It is not surprising that Samsung too wants a larger chunk of the pie, as it is looking to launch the smartphone with a HTML-based OS, for developers, so that it may generate revenue from their wearable technology division and from the OS and services provided by it.

Karbonn Titanium X

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One of the most remarkable trends in the Indian mobile industry over the past few months has been the rise of smartphones sporting full-HD screens. Although such devices used to cost a lot of money in the past, a number of companies are now releasing more wallet-friendly models. The trend in the country might have been set by global brands, but Indian domestic handset makers are not far behind.

Micromax was the first Indian brand to join the full-HD bandwagon with its Canvas Turbo launched last year. Now, after a period of relative quiet, Karbonn has marked its return to the Indian market with its first smartphone with full-HD display, the Karboon Titanium X.

Karbonn is clearly in the mood to win significant market share, and it’s back with a vengeance in terms of both specifications and price. But does company’s first full-HD smartphone, the Titanium X, pack enough punch to overcome more established players such as Samsung, Micromax, HTC, LG and Xolo? We take a closer look. The 5.0-inch full-HD display takes up most of the space in the front with a silver lining around the edges. Like most other smartphones, the ambient light and proximity sensors are lined up on top alongside the earpiece and front-facing camera. We were amazed to see the 5-megapixel front-facing camera accompanied by an LED flash at the top. The top panel houses a 3.5mm audio jack accompanied by the SIM tray, and the Micro-USB port is on the bottom. The Karbonn Titanium X is powered by a quad-core MediaTek chipset (MT6589T) clocked at 1.5GHz along with 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. MediaTek’s updated MT6589T processor was launched last year, so it should perform quite decently. The CPU performance scores were not impressive: the phone scored 14,930 in AnTuTu and 5,701 in Quadrant. On the graphics front, it only managed to push 3.4 frames per second in the GFXbench test, while it scored 1735 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme runthrough.

 There is 16GB of storage on the Titanium X, which is further expandable up to 32GB with the help of a USB device plugged in using OTG (USB on-the-go). The company supplies an OTG adapter in the box.

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