Airtel, Reliance Jio release list of WiFi calling supported mobile handsets

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have released a list of supported mobile phone handsets that can be used with their newly launched ‘WiFi Calling’ feature. While Airtel supports only four brands — Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung, Reliance Jio’s WiFi calling can be activated on phones from 12 brands. Besides three of the four companies […]

Airtel, Jio introduce WiFi calling to get over poor signal problem

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have started enabling WiFi calling — routing the call via the user’s WiFi network even if cellular network is available — across the country on selected handset models. Models for which WiFi calling is being enabled include those from Apple, OnePlus and Samsung. Other models are likely to be supported […]

Reliance to offer up to 25% discount on electronics

Reliance Retail, which runs chains such as Reliance Digital and Jio Store, said it will offer 15% cashback on its full range of electronic goods as a part of its Diwali sale. Electronic accessories, such as headphones, will also get an additional discount of 10%, taking the total benefit to 25%. The offers are available […]

Jio slashes JioPhone price to Rs 699 under Diwali Offer

Reliance Jio has upped the ante in its fight for domination of the Indian telecom market, reducing the price of its cheapest ‘semi-smartphone’ to just Rs 699 for the current Diwali season. Unlike its earlier offer of Rs 500 for the JioPhone, the Diwali offer comes without the need to exchange any old phone. Moreover, […]

TV to remain content king, despite growth in mobile apps: Survey

The number of smartphone users in India is expected to almost double by 2022 from 47 cr registered at the end of 2017, a joint study by ASSOCHAM and PwC said. Fueled by cheap data and the explosion of ‘over the top’ services, the total number of smartphones will hit 86 cr by 2022, which […]

Airtel TV incorporates Editor Ji for election coverage

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel updated its TV app by adding a new section for election coverage and incorporating content from the ‘Editor Ji’ platform founded by former NDTV CEO Vikram Chandra. Airtel TV app users will now have access to exclusive election news bulletins from the video news app, Editor Ji, which is funded by […]

Motorola joins the race: Upcoming mystery phone could feature four rear cameras

New reports indicate that Chinese smartphone maker Motorola is all set to pack triple cameras in one of their upcoming smartphones. But now, well-known tipsters, OnLeaks and CashKaro have released images of a mystery smartphone from Motorola that is equipped with four rear cameras.  The tipsters reveal that Motorola is apparently developing two surprise smartphones, […]

Xiaomi launches Mi Pay wallet in India with ICICI Bank

India’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its payment service, in India, marking the first time the service has been expanded beyond its home market of China. The company will use the National Payment Corporation of India’s UPI and Bharat Bill payment network for its core functionality. The company has tied up with […]

Airtel offers 100 GB data per month on Samsung Galaxy S10

Bharti Airtel said it has opened pre-booking for Samsung Galaxy S10+ and S10 on its online store. The S10 will be available for a total cost of Rs 81,000, including a downpayment of Rs 9,099, plus 24 equal monthly installments of Rs 2,999. In comparison, Amazon is selling it at Rs 77,850, divided into equal […]

Flipkart offers 3 days of discounts & offers on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, others

Flipkart and Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus will give discounts ranging from a minimum of Rs 1,000 to a maximum of Rs 8,000 on its Zenfone series from Wednesday through Friday. The discounts and zero-cost EMI offers are valid on Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone Lite L1. The Zenfone Max M1 will only […]

Xiaomi beats Samsung 4:1 in online sales in India

Online sales of smartphones in India continues to gather pace — expected to rise to 38% of all smartphone sales this quarter — even as Xiaomi is expected to outsell Samsung 4:1 online. In total, 15 mln (1.5 cr) smartphones are likely to be sold through online channels in the festival quarter — a growth […]

Reliance Retail reveals how to install WhatsApp on Jiophone

Users of Jiophone, India’s highest selling mobile device, can install WhatsApp messenger starting from today, Reliance Retail said. The software can be installed by going to the phone’s appstore and downloading it. “WhatsApp will be available on the JioPhone AppStore starting 10th September, 2018 and will be rolled out on all JioPhones by 20th September, […]

Tired of losing market share, LG prices flagship G7+ at just Rs 39,999

After watching its marketshare nibbled away by online-focused rivals, Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics seems to have decided to borrow a leaf from the playbook of its competitors like OnePlus. Against the usual price of Rs 52,000-56,000 for its flagship devices, the company has priced its 128 GB G7+ ThinQ at just Rs 39,999 — […]

UIDAI Helpline: Google says was hardcoded into Android setup

The mysterious addition of the former hotline of UID Authority of India, which spooked out Android users by mysteriously appearing on their phones, was hardcoded into the Android set-up program, Google has said. Responding to concerns of users’ phones being hacked by some secret agency, which then ‘loaded’ UIDAI’s helpline number, a Google spokesperson apologized […]

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

Telecom operators and the Unique Identification Authority of India have denied having anything to do with the ‘mysterious’ addition of the UIDAI’s former helpline to the contact lists of Android phone users in India. That leaves only three candidates — Google, which makes Android, handset makers and any of the popular apps that has been […]

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

Samsung overtook Chinese challenger Xiaomi to retake the crown of India’s top smartphone brand in April-June period, according to market tracker CMR, even as Reliance Retail emerged as India’s biggest smartphone maker. A week ago, Counterpoint Research too had come to the same conclusion. Xiaomi had ended Samsung’s decade-long reign at the top of Indian […]

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

China-based Xiaomi, India’s No.1 smartphone brand, has been forced to start an aggressive TV campaign after its biggest rival, BBK Electronics, introduced its own no-frills handset RealMe 1. With this, BBK Electronics — which owns brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus — has successfully used Xiaomi’s own strategy to challenge the No.1 smartphone brand. […]

After iPhone, Airtel offers Google Pixel 2 at Rs 2,799 per month

Bharti Airtel has started offering Google’s flagship smartphone, Pixel, on its online store at an EMI of Rs 2,799. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available, but have different down-payments. The Pixel 2 requires a down-payment of Rs 10,599 for the 64 GB version and Rs 12,599 for the 128 GB version. […]