Moto C Plus Price Cut in India

Months after being an affordable model in the wholesale iPhone 7 LCD screen market, the Moto C Plus has now received a temporary price cut of Rs. 1,000 that makes it an even more interesting option. The new discount, which is offered on Flipkart and through Moto Hubs offline stores, has brought the Moto C Plus price down to Rs. 5,999. The smartphone was originally launched in India back in June with a price tag of Rs. 6,999 to take on the Xiaomi Redmi 4.

Moto C Plus Price Cut in India With Limited Period Discount

Flipkart during its 2018 Mobiles Bonanza Sale has listed some offers that make the Moto C Plus an appealing option against other competitive budget smartphones. There is an exchange of up to Rs. 5,500 that allows you to pick the Moto C Plus for an as low price as Rs. 499. However, the discount depends on the value of the exchanging device, and you also need to pay a pickup charge of Rs. 100. Flipkart is also offering an additional 5 percent off when purchasing the smartphone with an Axis Bank Buzz credit card. Likewise, there is a partner offer to provide a 10 percent discount on the purchase of select fashion products through the online marketplace.

Moto C Plus specifications

The dual-SIM Moto C Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5-inch display with HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC, coupled with 2GB of RAM. Further, it features an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture autofocus lens and a 2-megapixel front camera sensor. The smartphone has 16GB onboard storage, which is expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).

In terms of connectivity, the Moto C Plus has FM radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, the iPhone 7 display packs a 4000mAh battery and measures 72.3x144x10mm alongside a weight of 151 grams.

# by arvinparts | 2018-01-06 10:55 | Moto | Comments(0)

LG Electronics reportedly has plans to repackage its flagship G series of iPhone 7 Plus repair parts with a new naming scheme, which means that there will no longer be an LG G7 this year. The name might be replaced with a two digit number, among other options that the company is yet to announce.

LG to Rebrand Its G Series Flagship Smartphones in 2018: Report

The South Korean technology giant is looking to revamp its flagship series with a new rebranding plan. According to a report by The Investor, "LG is preparing a new brand strategy for the G series in the first half of the year. Numbering the phone with a two-digit number and rebranding the phone with a new name are some of the options on the table." An LG official was quoted as saying this to Digital Daily, a South Korean technology news publication.

Starting off with the Optimus G, LG Electronics has used the 'G' branding for its flagship smartphones since 2012 ('Optimus' was removed in 2013 with the LG G2). However, the 2018 flagship for company will not be called the LG G7. The report suggests that this decision is an industry standard with Appleand Samsung having indulged similarly in the past. There is currently no confirmation on what the revised naming scheme would be.

If the two digit theory is indeed true, the LG G7 could end be being called the LG G70, or even the LG 70 considering the 'G' brand might be ready for an exit. Last year, Apple introduced a new premium iPhone, termed the iPhone X, that has a naming scheme not in line with the company's current flagships - iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

LG is expected to unveil its latest flagship iPhone 7 Plus LCD screen replacement at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. Earlier reports have suggested that LG's upcoming flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. For this, it will be launched after the Samsung Galaxy S9 is unveiled.

# by arvinparts | 2018-01-05 11:38 | smartphone | Comments(0)

And when you're not clutching it, you can feel where it is.

And when you can't actually feel it, you know precisely where you put it and it'll take only a small stretch of your arm to touch it.

That's how most people are with their iPhone 6s Plus parts. Which leads to the suggestion that we're all addicted and addiction isn't a good thing.

A group of Stanford researchers isn't so sure. It conducted two experiments to see whether the mere presence of a phone might do us good.

And as one of the researchers, David M. Markowitz, writes in Behavioral Scientist, the results were hopeful for the future of mankind.

In one experiment, 125 people were divided into three groups. Some were put in a room with their phones and allowed to play with them freely. A second group was left in the presence of their phones, but weren't allowed to touch them.

The final group was entirely gadget-bereft, left only with their imperfect selves.

The research report offered fascinating conclusions: "Participants self-reported more concentration difficulty and more mind wandering with no device present compared to using the phone, while resisting the phone led to greater perceived concentration abilities than sitting without the device."

The idea, then, is that the mere presence of your iPhone 6s Plus spare parts is a more pleasant and productive experience than the complete absence of that beloved device.

The researchers theorize that this is because it represents one's connection to potential social activity, given that humans are essentially social beings.

I worry, though. The idea that an inability to concentrate and increased mind-wandering are bad things is odd. Isn't mind-wandering the very symbol of freedom from encumbrance? Personally, I rather like having an empty head and letting it do its own thing.

Markowitz told me that he agrees that mind-wandering is helpful for artistic and creative pursuits.

He added, however: "People often report worse psychological experiences when they are alone and have periods of free thinking compared to having anything else to do -- for example, reading a book, even giving themselves negative stimulation such as electric shocks."

# by arvinparts | 2018-01-04 10:59 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Dual-screen phones gone wrong

Samsung's head of mobile expects the company will make a foldable phone for 2018. Here's hoping it doesn't suck.

Forgive the skepticism.

Whatever handset design Samsung conjures up will join a long list of phones that attempted a secondary display one way or another, which either failed to provide much value, or else created more problems than it solved. Samsung has even tried its hand at one or two.

But the South Korean tech giant, which has a history of peppering its often practical portfolio with more unusual experiments, has a patent-pending schematicthat seems more down-to-Earth than some of the other designs that have come before. In fact, it follows the same path as the ZTE Axon M, a iPhone 6s LCD screen that shows real promise despite making this list.

Will Samsung be able to make a second screen cool? I'm not sure, but I'd love to see it try.


ZTE Axon M

I give ZTE credit for launching a contraption that hinges two 5.2-inch screens together to give you a total 6.8 inches of usable space. It's different, it's often useful and, hey, it's far from boring.

The Axon M comes closer to achieving the dual-screen dream than the Kyocera Echo (below), which debuted the only side-by-side screen design we know of. ZTE gave its phone four separate modes, including one that lets you watch videos and play games across the two-screen spread. You can also mirror the contents of an app on the second screen, and open two apps at the same time, a boon for incurable multitaskers.

But hardware and software flaws hold the phone back. The Axon M is pricey for a device with a so-so camera and last year's specs. It's imbalanced and awkward to hold. We look forward to improvements in future devices like this.

Kyocera Echo


The Echo's home screen stretches out across both of its displays.

Josh Miller/CNET

The idea of unfolding a dual-screen iPhone 6s LCD screen wholesale into tablet mode was lofty, and certainly unique.

We actually liked some of the Echo's capabilities -- like turning the bottom 3.5-inch screen into a virtual keyboard while the top screen acted as a browser, or locking both screens together to summon a 4.7-inch map.

However, the handset was bulky, the seam distracting, the learning process more complicated than usual.

With otherwise unremarkable features, the Echo sold poorly, and was killed off in September 2011.

# by arvinparts | 2018-01-03 11:24 | smartphone | Comments(0)

Days after the initial information emerged regarding the first Nokia-branded Android Go smartphone, a partial list of HMD Global's Nokia ipad battery replacement for 2018 has been spotted. The default Nokia Camera app has revealed that the Finnish manufacturer is preparing the Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus alongside the recently rumoured Android Go-based Nokia 1. This comes in the midst of the reports highlighting the forthcoming announcements of the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018), and the Nokia 9.

Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus Could Join 2018 Nokia Family, Reveals Default Camera app

As reported by folks at GizChina, the discovery of the new Nokia phones has emerged after unzipping the APK file of the Camera app. This includes the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus, neither of which had been leaked up until now. Also, the app components also point to the rumoured Nokia 9, Nokia 8 (2018), Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 1. It is unclear whether HMD will unveil all the listed smartphone models at a single event or throughout 2018. However, the new finding suggests that there are at least five new Android-based Nokia smartphones coming this year.

GizChina speculates that the Nokia 7 Plus, being the bigger version of the last year's Nokia 7, could come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip. But the unearthed Nokia 4 is likely to be an all-new offering with a fresh set of specifications.

Late last month, Russian tipster Eldar Murtazin claimed that HMD is launching the Nokia 1 as a part of Google's Android Oreo (Go edition) programme in March. The smartphone is rumoured to have an HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, and 8GB onboard storage. Further, it was claimed to carry a price tag of RUB 5,990 (roughly Rs. 6,670).

While the launch of the Nokia 1 is rumoured for March, HMD recently came in the news for planning the announcement of the flagship Nokia 9 at an event in China for January 19. The new top-end Nokia iPad Mini parts is expected to join the stage with the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 (2018) that both are likely to be the upgrades of the original Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.

Last week, Nokia 3310 4G variant also emerged on TENAA certification site with Android-based YunOS. It is speculated to soon join the 2018 Nokia portfolio.

# by arvinparts | 2018-01-02 10:50 | smartphone | Comments(0)