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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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  • Xiaomi 13 series launch date set for December 1: Customised OLED Display, IP68 Rating confirmed Nov 28, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Xiaomi 13 series launch date set for December 1: Customised OLED Display, IP68 Rating confirmed

    Xiaomi 13 series will include the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. We could also see the Xiaomi Watch S2 and Buds 4 get a debut at the event.

  • Moto X40 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, IP68 Rating launching in December Nov 28, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Moto X40 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, IP68 Rating launching in December

    The Moto X40 recently managed a 1312901 overall score on benchmarking platform AnTuTu, surpassing the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC.

  • Realme 10 Pro+ price in India revealed ahead of December 8 launch: All you need to know Nov 28, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Realme 10 Pro+ price in India revealed ahead of December 8 launch: All you need to know

    As of now, there is no information about the Realme 10 Pro's price in India.

  • Tecno Phantom X2 series to launch on December 7: MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, new camera tech confirmed Nov 25, 2022 05:36 PM IST

    Tecno Phantom X2 series to launch on December 7: MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, new camera tech confirmed

    The Dimensity 9000 SoC powering the Phantom X2 series is a flagship-grade chip and miles ahead of the MediaTek Helio G95 used on the Tecno Phantom X.

  • iQOO Neo 7 SE with MediaTek Dimensity 8200 to launch on December 2: All you need to know Nov 25, 2022 03:45 PM IST

    iQOO Neo 7 SE with MediaTek Dimensity 8200 to launch on December 2: All you need to know

    The Neo 7 SE will be unveiled alongside the flagship iQOO 11 5G.

  • Lava Blaze NXT affordable smartphone launched in India: Check price, specifications, availability Nov 25, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Lava Blaze NXT affordable smartphone launched in India: Check price, specifications, availability

    The Lava Blaze NXT will feature a staring price of Rs 9,299 in India for the sole 4GB/64GB configuration.

  • Asus ROG Phone 6, ROG Phone 6 Pro now available for purchase in India through Vijay Sales Nov 25, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Asus ROG Phone 6, ROG Phone 6 Pro now available for purchase in India through Vijay Sales

    The Asus ROG Phone 6 price in India is set at Rs 71,999 for the sole 12GB/256GB configuration. Additionally, the ROG Phone 6 Pro’s price in India is set at Rs 89,999 for the lone 18GB/512GB model.

  • Oppo Reno 9, Reno 9 Pro, Reno 9 Pro+ Launched: Check price, specifications Nov 24, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Oppo Reno 9, Reno 9 Pro, Reno 9 Pro+ Launched: Check price, specifications

    The Oppo Reno 9 series features a starting price of CNY 2,499 (Roughly Rs 28,600).

  • iQOO 11 launch date set for December 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Curved AMOLED Display, V2 ISP confirmed Nov 24, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    iQOO 11 launch date set for December 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Curved AMOLED Display, V2 ISP confirmed

    The iQOO 11 launch in China will take place on December 2 at 02:30 pm local time. The iQOO 11 launch in Malaysia will also take place on December 2, between 06:00 pm and 10:00 pm local time.

  • Realme 10 Pro, Realme 10 Pro+ launching in India on December 8: Check expected price, specifications Nov 24, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    Realme 10 Pro, Realme 10 Pro+ launching in India on December 8: Check expected price, specifications

    The Realme 10 Pro+ recently debuted in China as the first smartphone in Realme’s ‘number’ series to feature a curved screen.

  • Honor Magic Vs foldable smartphone launched with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC: All you need to know Nov 24, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    Honor Magic Vs foldable smartphone launched with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC: All you need to know

    The Honor Magic Vs price in China is set at CNY 7,499 (Roughly Rs 85,800) for the base 8GB/256GB model.

  • Honor 80, Honor 80 Pro launched with 120Hz Curved OLED Dispaly, 160 MP Main Camera, Qualcomm Chips Nov 24, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Honor 80, Honor 80 Pro launched with 120Hz Curved OLED Dispaly, 160 MP Main Camera, Qualcomm Chips

    The Honor 80 Pro price starts from CNY 3,499 (Roughly Rs 40,100) for the 8GB/256GB model. The Honor 80 price starts from CNY 2,699 (Roughly Rs 30,900) for the 8GB/256GB version.

  • Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 782G SoC Nov 23, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 782G SoC

    The mid-range 782G will replace the Snapdragon 778G Plus

  • Vivo X90, Vivo X90 Pro launched with MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED Display, 120W Charging Nov 22, 2022 07:52 PM IST

    Vivo X90, Vivo X90 Pro launched with MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED Display, 120W Charging

    The Vivo X90 price in China is set CNY 3,699 (Roughly 42,300) for the 8GB/128GB model. The Vivo X90 Pro price in China is set CNY 4,999 (Roughly 57,200) for the 8GB/256GB model.

  • Vivo X90 Pro+ launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 2K 120Hz E6 AMOLED Display, 50 MP 1-inch Sony IMX989 Camera Nov 22, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    Vivo X90 Pro+ launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 2K 120Hz E6 AMOLED Display, 50 MP 1-inch Sony IMX989 Camera

    The Vivo X90 Pro+ price is set at CNY 6,499 (Roughly Rs 74,400) in China for the base 12GB/256GB model.

  • Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched with MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 50 MP Camera, IP68 Rating Nov 22, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched with MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 50 MP Camera, IP68 Rating

    The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G features a starting price of JPY 32,800 (Roughly Rs 18,950) for the sole 4GB/64GB model.

  • Oppo Reno 9, Reno 9 Pro, Reno 9 Pro+ launching in China on November 24: Here's what to expect Nov 22, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Oppo Reno 9, Reno 9 Pro, Reno 9 Pro+ launching in China on November 24: Here's what to expect

    Oppo recently confirmed all memory configurations for the Reno 9 series.

  • Realme 10 4G launch in India expected soon: Report Nov 22, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Realme 10 4G launch in India expected soon: Report

    The budget Realme 10 smartphone will likely debut in three configurations— 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB

  • Vivo X90, X90 Pro, X90 Pro+ full specifications leaked ahead of November 22 launch Nov 19, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    Vivo X90, X90 Pro, X90 Pro+ full specifications leaked ahead of November 22 launch

    The Vivo X90 series will be the first to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips.

  • iQOO 11 specifications leaked: 144Hz E6 AMOLED Display, 50 MP Triple Cameras, 120W Charging tipped Nov 19, 2022 04:56 PM IST

    iQOO 11 specifications leaked: 144Hz E6 AMOLED Display, 50 MP Triple Cameras, 120W Charging tipped

    The iQOO 11 5G will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform.

  • Vivo X90 teased ahead of November 22 launch; 120W charging, Sony IMX758 camera confirmed Nov 18, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Vivo X90 teased ahead of November 22 launch; 120W charging, Sony IMX758 camera confirmed

    Vivo has also confirmed that users will be able to opt for a E6 OLED panel from Samsung or a BOE Q9 OLED screen.

  • Nothing Phone (1) available at discounted price on Flipkart: Here are all the details Nov 18, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    Nothing Phone (1) available at discounted price on Flipkart: Here are all the details

    Nothing is offering a flat discount of Rs 6,500 on the purchase of the Phone (1) through the e-commerce platform.

  • Asus ROG 6 Diablo Immortal Edition Launched: All you need to know Nov 18, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    Asus ROG 6 Diablo Immortal Edition Launched: All you need to know

    The Asus ROG 6 Diablo Immortal Edition price in the US is set at $1,299.99 (Roughly Rs 1,06,200) for the sole 16GB/512GB model.

  • Realme 10 Pro, Realme 10 Pro+ launched with 120Hz display, 108 MP camera, Android 13 Nov 17, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    Realme 10 Pro, Realme 10 Pro+ launched with 120Hz display, 108 MP camera, Android 13

    The Realme 10 Pro price in China starts from CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs 18,300) for the base 8GB/256GB variant. Here are more details

  • Vivo's iQOO to make Malaysia debut with the iQOO 11 Nov 17, 2022 06:43 PM IST

    Vivo's iQOO to make Malaysia debut with the iQOO 11

    Reports suggest that the phone will have Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and Vivo's V2 chip