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Smartphones combine the functionality of a mobile calling device and a computing platform in a portable device. The one thing that differentiates feature phones from smartphones is the fact that they offer stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems. While the first iPhone formed the blueprint that is the modern smartphone, it wasn’t the first smartphone in existence. In the mid-2000s, BlackBerry were highly popular and considered as among the first major successes in the smartphone industry at the time. Following its success, LG announced the first of its kind phone in December 2006 with a large capacitive touchscreen titled the LG Prada. However, the LG Prada was overshadowed by the launch of the first Apple iPhone in January 2007. The iPhone also featured its own built-in App Store, allowing users to directly download third-party software. It has since become the main paradigm for all smartphone platforms and paved the way for the popular Android operating system we see on most modern smartphones today. Following the success of the first iPhone, several manufacturers adopted the large capacitive touchscreen design. The horizontal-sliding HTC Dream was released in September 2008 and was the first Android device. Since their inception smartphones have come along way, with OEMs adopting new variations of the original concept with dual screens, moving modules, replaceable parts, folding form factors, and more. More

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  • Vivo Y75 launched in India with MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, AMOLED Display, 44W Charging May 20, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    Vivo Y75 launched in India with MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, AMOLED Display, 44W Charging

    The Vivo Y75 is priced at Rs 20,999 in India for the sole 8GB/128GB model

  • Vivo S15, Vivo S15 Pro launched with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 870 chips: All you need to know May 20, 2022 03:45 PM IST

    Vivo S15, Vivo S15 Pro launched with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 870 chips: All you need to know

    The Vivo S15 features a starting price of CNY 2,699 (Roughly Rs 31,150) for the base 8GB/128GB model. The Vivo S15 Pro’s price in China is set at CNY 3,399 (Roughly Rs 39,200) for the base 8GB/128GB model.

  • Infinix Note 12 and Note 12 Turbo roll out in India with MediaTek chipsets, AMOLED display, 5000 mAh battery May 20, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Infinix Note 12 and Note 12 Turbo roll out in India with MediaTek chipsets, AMOLED display, 5000 mAh battery

    The Infinix Note 12’s price in India is set at Rs 11,999 for the base 4GB/64GB while the Note 12 Turbo is priced at Rs 14,999 for the sole 8GB/128GB model.

  • OnePlus Nord 2T rolls out with MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC, 90Hz AMOLED display, 80W charging May 20, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    OnePlus Nord 2T rolls out with MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC, 90Hz AMOLED display, 80W charging

    The OnePlus Nord 2T made its European debut alongside the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds TWS earphones, both of which were unveiled in India back in April.

  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Review: Should you settle for OnePlus' most affordable smartphone? May 19, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Review: Should you settle for OnePlus' most affordable smartphone?

    While the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is the most affordable smartphone from the company in India, OnePlus does make a few concessions to get there.

  • Moto G71s 5G launched with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5,000 mAh Battery May 19, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Moto G71s 5G launched with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5,000 mAh Battery

    The Moto G71s 5G is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs 19,500) for the sole 8GB/128GB model

  • Huawei Mate Xs 2 outward folding smartphone rolls out with Snapdragon 888 SoC, 120Hz OLED display May 19, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Huawei Mate Xs 2 outward folding smartphone rolls out with Snapdragon 888 SoC, 120Hz OLED display

    The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is priced at 1,999 euros (Rs 1,62,900) for the sole 8GB/512GB model.

  • Vivo X80, Vivo X80 Pro arrive in India with MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips: All you need to know May 19, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Vivo X80, Vivo X80 Pro arrive in India with MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips: All you need to know

    The Vivo X80 Pro’s price in India is set at Rs 79,999 for the sole 12GB/256GB model. The vanilla Vivo X80’s price in India starts from Rs 54,999 for the base 8GB/128GB variant and Rs 59,999 for the 12GB/256GB configuration.

  • Vivo X80 Pro Review in Five Minutes May 18, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Vivo X80 Pro Review in Five Minutes

    Vivo brings it A-game with the X80 Pro, offering some of the best specifications in the segment. But how does it fare in the real world?

  • India wearables market records double-digit growth in January-March, BoAT, Noise on top May 16, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    India wearables market records double-digit growth in January-March, BoAT, Noise on top

    According to data by the research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC) India, India's wearables market shipped 13.9 million units in the first quarter of 2022, up 20.1 percent YoY, resulting in a whooping double-digit growth.

  • From iQOO Z6 Pro 5G to OnePlus Nord CE 2: Best smartphones under Rs 25,000 in India May 16, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    From iQOO Z6 Pro 5G to OnePlus Nord CE 2: Best smartphones under Rs 25,000 in India

    Without being listed in any particular order, these are the best smartphones under Rs 25000 in India

  • Oppo Reno 8 series launch date confirmed for May 23: Check expected specifications May 16, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    Oppo Reno 8 series launch date confirmed for May 23: Check expected specifications

    The Oppo Reno 8 Pro could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC, while the vanilla version may use a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.

  • From Motorola Edge 30 to Samsung Galaxy M53 5G: Here are the best smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India May 15, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    From Motorola Edge 30 to Samsung Galaxy M53 5G: Here are the best smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India

    Without being listed in any particular order, these are the best smartphones under Rs 30K in India

  • Realme 9 Review: One of the best 4G smartphones in the sub-20K segment May 15, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Realme 9 Review: One of the best 4G smartphones in the sub-20K segment

    With the Realme 9 4G, the company built a good, reliable handset without a 'wow' factor. But is that a bad thing?

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week May 14, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    Google I/O 2022, Elon Musk and Twitter is on hold, FIFA and EA go their separate ways, and more.

  • Google Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE 2022: What are the differences; Which one should you buy? May 13, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Google Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE 2022: What are the differences; Which one should you buy?

    In our comparison, we will see the differences between both Apple and Google’s 2022 budget smartphones to see which one comes out on top.

  • Moto G82 5G launched with Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz OLED Display, 5000 mAh Battery May 13, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Moto G82 5G launched with Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz OLED Display, 5000 mAh Battery

    The Moto G82 is priced at EUR 329.99 (Roughly Rs 26,550) in Europe for the sole 6GB/128GB model.

  • Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC launching in India on May 18 alongside vanilla Narzo 50 5G May 13, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC launching in India on May 18 alongside vanilla Narzo 50 5G

    The Realme Narzo 50 5G series will go on sale through Amazon India after its launch.

  • Google Pixel 6a India launch confirmed for later this year: All you need to know May 13, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Google Pixel 6a India launch confirmed for later this year: All you need to know

    The Pixel 6a’s price in India could fall in the sub-40K segment considering the handset is priced at $449 (Roughly Rs 34,800) in the US. Let's take another look at the Pixel 6a's specifications.

  • Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6a: The key differences May 13, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6a: The key differences

    The Pixel 6a is a $100 cheaper than the Pixel 6, so what has Google sacrificed to bring the price down?

  • OnePlus Nord 2T India launch on May 19: Check expected price, specifications and other details May 13, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    OnePlus Nord 2T India launch on May 19: Check expected price, specifications and other details

    The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G will be accompanied by the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G and Nord Buds in Europe

  • iQOO Neo 6 with Snapdragon 870 SoC, 80W charging launching in India soon May 12, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    iQOO Neo 6 with Snapdragon 870 SoC, 80W charging launching in India soon

    The iQOO Neo 6 does seem like a rebranded version of the iQOO Neo 6 SE that was only recently unveiled in China.

  • Motorola Edge 30 launched in India with Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, 144Hz POLED Display May 12, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    Motorola Edge 30 launched in India with Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, 144Hz POLED Display

    The Moto Edge 30 price in India is set at Rs 27,999 for the base 6GB/128GB model, while the 8GB/128GB configuration will set you back Rs 29,999.

  • Google I/O 2022 | Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro teased alongside Pixel Watch, Pixel Tablet May 12, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    Google I/O 2022 | Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro teased alongside Pixel Watch, Pixel Tablet

    Google also confirmed that the Pixel 7 will have a dual-rear camera setup, while the Pixel 7 Pro will opt for a triple-camera setup on the back

  • Google I/O 2022 | Google Pixel 6a arrives with Tensor chip, India launch could take place by July end May 12, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Google I/O 2022 | Google Pixel 6a arrives with Tensor chip, India launch could take place by July end

    The Google Pixel 6a’s price is set at $449 (Roughly Rs 34,800) in the US.

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