Samsung Galaxy J7 Max to Go on Sale in India Today

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max will go on sale in India on Tuesday, after being unveiled last week. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max price in India is Rs. 17,900, and it will be available to buy via offline retail stores as well as the Samsung India site. It will be available in Black and Gold colour variants.

One of the highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is the inclusion of Samsung Pay, marking the first time the mobile payments service is offered in a mid-range smartphone from the South Korean company. Samsung has included Samsung Pay Mini, a pared down version of the original service.

Samsung Pay Mini is meant for phones that do not have an inbuilt NFC chip, and doesn’t work with regular swiping machines for ‘tap and pay’ offline payments, but instead just supports mobile wallets and UPI for online payments.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max to Go on Sale in India TodayThe Samsung Galaxy J7 Max runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage is further expandable via a microSD card slot as well.

As for optics, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max packs a 13-megapixel rear and front sensors with f/1.7 aperture and f/1.9 aperture respectively, and flash support on both ends. There’s also a smart glow mode around the rear camera that gives you alerts for notifications when they arrive. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max packs a 3300mAh battery, and connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth support. The smartphone is only 8.1mm thick.

Moto C Plus ‘Entire Stock’ Was Sold Out Within 7 Minutes in First Sale, Says Flipkart

The Moto C Plus budget smartphone on Tuesday was sold out within seven minutes of the start of its first sale, according to Flipkart. The e-commerce retailer also announced that the Moto C Plus will be available via open sale on Flipkart from Thursday.

In a press statement, Flipkart said, “The entire stock on Flipkart was sold out within 7 minutes of the sale opening, selling at a bristling [sic] rate of 100 units per second.” Based on Flipkart’s statement, the first sale of the Moto C Plus had roughly 42,000 units on sale.

The Moto C Plus was launched in India on Monday, and was priced at Rs. 6,999. It runs on Android Nougat and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. You also get 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot (up to 128GB). The smartphone will be available in Black, White and Gold colour options on Flipkart.

Related imageThe Moto C Plus comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view, and an LED flash. It also gets a 2-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Moto C. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery that is much larger than the 2350mAh battery inside the Moto C. The Moto C Plus measures 144×72.3x10mm and weighs 162 grams.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM and 3G connectivity. Much like the case with the Moto C, the Moto C Plus also gets 4G VoLTE support and dual-SIM card slots.

MediaTek MT7622 SoC Launched at Computex 2017, ‘World’s First 4×4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 SoC’

Chipset giant MediaTek on Wednesday launched the world’s first 4×4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 SoC featuring a dedicated Wi-Fi network accelerator at Chipset  2017.

MediaTek says that the new MT7622 SoC is created for premium networking devices that include routers and repeaters, whole home Wi-Fi, and home automation gateways that pre-integrates audio and storage features. The highlight, of course, is the chip’s single platform for 4×4 dual band and try-band premium networking devices. It also supports the latest Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth 5.0.

Additional features include NAT, Hardware QoS and a dedicated Wi-Fi engine – MediaTek’s Warp Accelerator. The Star Trek-sounding Warp Accelerator essentially removes bottlenecks by connecting the Gigabit+ class 802.11ac networking with multi-Gigabit internal pathways.

The MediaTek MT7622 SoC is powered by a 1.35GHz 64-bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and comes with a number of advanced connectivity options like SGMII/RGMII, PCIe, SATA and USB, and 4×4 802.11n FEM integration.

MediaTek MT7622 SoC Launched at Computex 2017, 'World's First 4x4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 SoC'MediaTek says that the MT7622 includes essential audio interfaces such as I2S, TDM and S/PDIF to meet the growing demand for applications using audio and voice controls. The new SoC also delivers a rich array of slow I/O alongside the integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee co-existence for home automation gateways.

“Based on MediaTek’s Adaptive Network technology, the MT7622 features easy setup, network self-healing, roaming, band steering, smart quality of service, and advanced security for whole home Wi-Fi,” said Alan Hsu , General Manager of Home Smart Device Business Unit, MediaTek. “For manufacturers looking for flexibility in the design of innovative networking devices, this chipset couples high performance and extensively integrated functionality.”

The company recently also introduced the MediaTek MT8516 chipset at Google I/O, designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices and smart speakers including the Google Assistant. MediaTek said that new Google Assistant devices with this chipset can be expected in Q4 2017.

Karbonn Aura Power 4G Plus With 4G VoLTE Support, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched at Rs. 5,790

Just last week, Karbonn launched the Aura 4G smartphone and the company has already followed it up with the launch of another budget smartphone, the Aura Power 4G Plus, priced at Rs. 5,790. The budget smartphone like the Aura 4G comes with 4G VoLTE support and will be available in Grey and Champagne colours and will be available through online and offline retailers.

The Karbonn Aura Power 4G Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5-inch (720×1280) HD display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. There is an inbuilt storage of 16GB, which is expandable via microSD card slot (up to 32GB).

Karbonn Aura Power 4G Plus With 4G VoLTE Support, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched at Rs. 5,790The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. Connectivity options for the Aura Power 4G Plus includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and OTG support. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery that promises a stand by time of up to 400 hours and talk time of up to 16 hours.

The recently launched Aura 4G features mostly the same processor, but has a bigger 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash compared to the Aura Power 4G Plus. The former, however, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is priced at Rs. 5,290.