ASUS Zenfone Live! Is Here Best Smartphone for all Social Media Live's, Best All In One Smartphone

ASUS Zenfone Live! Is Here Best Smartphone for all Social Media Live's, Best All In One Smartphone

Go Live Beautifully

ZenFone Live is the world’s first smartphone with real-time beautification technology for live-streaming that makes it possible to share an even more glamorous version of yourself - live! With large 1.4 µm pixels for 2X-greater light sensitivity and a soft-light LED selfie flash, live-streaming your selfie video has never been clearer, brighter or more beautiful. ZenFone Live also features dual MEMS microphone technology that reduces background noise and enhances voice pickup, as well as an innovative five-magnet speaker system with smart amplifier to deliver powerful audio. Go Live beautifully with ZenFone Live!

Beauty Live: World’s 1st Live-Streaming Beautification Technology
Share the perfect look on your favorite social-networking sites with BeautyLive the all-new live-streaming beautification technology and supporting app that’s available exclusively on the ZenFone Live! See your skin smoothed and blemishes removed in real time, and share a more beautiful you with friends and followers! ZenFone Live also has two built-in MEMS microphones that automatically detect and eliminate background noise in order to enhance voice pickup. Stream whenever and wherever you want, and look better than ever that’s the magic of ZenFone Live!!

Real-Time Glamour You’ll Want to Share
ASUS engineers have carefully optimized ZenFone Live to ensure that BeautyLive integrates seamlessly with popular social media platforms like the Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. When you want to make yourself look even more glamourous, just fire up BeautyLive app to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, adjust skin tone and enhance your look all in real time!

Unique Dual-Microphone Technology for Clear Audio - Anywhere!
The Zenfone Live has a pair of sensitive MEMS microphones that are expertly tuned and precisely positioned to reduce noise and ensure that your voice is heard. With dual-microphone, Zenfone Live captures realistic stereo sound. Whether you’re walking down a busy street, partying in a noisy bar, or in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the shopping mall, Zenfone Live ensures you’ll be heard every time you share your stream.
Let your Selfies Shine

ZenFone Live’s front-facing camera is made for snapping sharper, clearer selfies especially in low light. Its sensor has extra-large, 1.4μm pixels that improves its sensitivity to light up by up to 200% compared to standard smartphones with smaller pixels. It also has a wide-angle lens for an 82° field of view - so your photos capture a view that’s wider or more accompanying friends than ever before!

Capture True Skin Tones Every Time
ZenFone Live has a soft-light LED flash that delivers the perfect amount of fill light, so real skin tones shine through in every selfie. With industry-leading ASUS PixelMaster low-light technology, ZenFone Live increases light sensitivity by up to 400%. It also enhances noise reduction and boosts color contrast by up to 400%.

For an Even More Glamorous You
ZenFone Live makes you even better looking before your eyes. Just choose Beautification mode in the camera mode, and let ZenFone Live soften complexion, enhance facial structure, and remove skin blemishes creating a flawless you.

Capture Reality, Fast and Steady

ZenFone Live has a 13MP Rear PixelMaster camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a five-prism lens that captures beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag.

Elegantly Curved Design
ZenFone Live’s brilliant display shines brightly through strong glass that’s precision-milled at the edges to create a gentle, 2.5D curve. The natural, ergonomic feel of the glass flows around to the back. It also has an impressive 75% screen-to-body ratio, for more screen and less bulk. The Zenfone Live’s metallic-style finish feels as great as it looks, and you can choose between two stunning colors - Shimmer Gold and Navy Black.

Impress your Ears, Inside and Out
Zenfone Live features a powerful speaker that employs a five-magnet design with a metal voice coil to produce loud and clear audio with supreme quality in every scenario. This speaker is powered by a smart amplifier that increases audio resolution and loudness while ensuring that the speaker is not damaged. You’re even able surround yourself with sound with the DTS Headphone:X audio feature, it is a revolutionary surround-sound technology that synthesizes a full 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound experience, making all content sound better over headphones.
Multi-Tasking Performance
The Zenfone Live features a Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with 2GB and Adreno 305 Graphics, this setup ensures that you can multitask over dozen apps with ease. It features an onboard 16GB storage, that is expandable up to a 128GB, and it also supports USB-OTG functionality to go even further.

Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you’re doing, ZenFone Live keeps you in touch. ZenFone Live supports Dual SIM Cards and lets you connect to two mobile networks at the same time. It’s the all-round smartphone for work, rest or play.
ZenUI: The Interface with Added Intelligence
An incredible phone demands spectacular software that’s why we created ZenUI 3.0. ZenFone Live’s sublime front end improves the standard interface in more than 1,000 unique ways, and our latest edition includes brand-new ideas to brighten your outlook and improve productivity, making everyday life a bit more fun. See weather updates with real-time animations, or check the time with a stylish clock widget. Feel the depth of parallax scrolling as you swipe through your apps, and appreciate how the subtle frosting effect keeps your focus on the foreground. ZenUI 3.0 isn’t just an interface it’s a best friend who accompanies you everywhere.
So readers, Decision is your's This Phone Made for You and Like You only.

Choose Wise, Be Different, Achieve Better.

©2017, Manjunath M.
Hot News! Jio Released New Plans Today! Check out it exclusively here

Hot News! Jio Released New Plans Today! Check out it exclusively here

Are you confused about the next Big Thing Jio expected to do while the Jio DHAN DHANA DHAN offer ends on July,15th 2017? Dont't be worried Jio has surprised us again.

Yes, Today Jio Anounced new Plans which are truly affordable and cheaper than ever, here are the plans sheet attached below ..check it out.

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Surprise!Reliance Jio to launch Rs 500 4G VoLTE handset

Surprise!Reliance Jio to launch Rs 500 4G VoLTE handset

Reliance Jio has created a wave of disruption in the telecom market once again with its plan of launching a new 4G VoLTE feature phone having a price tag as low as Rs 500.

Finally the long wait is over! The big announcement of the launch could be made at Reliance Industries' annual general meeting on July 21, 2017. The new smartphone range is expected to be launched under the LYF brand, which is a part of the Reliance Digital.

The telecom operator is also expected to announce new tariff plans with aggressive price-points over the next couple of days with the expiry of its initial promotional offers - Jio Summer Surprise and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan - in July.

Source : Times Of India
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Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts

Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts

The social network is leveraging AI, in partnership with human expertise, to keep content from groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda off the platform.

Facebook on June 15 revealed that it's now using artificial intelligence to keep terrorist content from groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda off the platform.

"Our stance is simple: There's no place on Facebook for terrorism," Facebook's Director of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert and Counterterrorism Policy Manager Brian Fishman wrote in a blog post.
Facebook aims to find and remove terrorist content "immediately, before people in our community have seen it," they said. It's leveraging AI, in partnership with human expertise, to achieve that goal. For starters, Facebook is using image-matching technology to stop people from posting photos or videos of known terrorists. It's also testing a "language understanding" algorithm that can identify text-based terrorist propaganda.
AI is also in use to identify and remove what it calls "terrorist clusters."
"When we identify pages, groups, posts or profiles as supporting terrorism, we also use algorithms to 'fan out' to try to identify related material," Bickert and Fishman explained. The algorithms use signals like whether an account is friends with lot of others who have been disabled for terrorism, or whether it "shares the same attributes as a disabled account."
Bickert and Fishman said Facebook's AI has gotten a lot faster at detecting fake accounts created by repeat offenders. Because of this, the company has "been able to dramatically reduce the time period that terrorist recidivist accounts are on Facebook," they said.
Facebook is also working to bring these technologies to its other platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram.
"This work is never finished because it is adversarial, and the terrorists are continuously evolving their methods too," Bickert and Fishman wrote. "We're constantly identifying new ways that terrorist actors try to circumvent our systems -- and we update our tactics accordingly."
Facebook is currently focusing on ISIS, Al Qaeda and their affiliates, though it palns to expand these efforts to block other terrorist organization in the future.

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Face recognition system 'K-Eye'

Face recognition system 'K-Eye'

Date: July 6, 2017 
Source: The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 
Summary: Scientists have developed a semiconductor chip, CNNP (CNN Processor), that runs AI algorithms with ultra-low power, and K-Eye, a face recognition system using CNNP.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the key emerging technologies. Global IT companies are competitively launching the newest technologies and competition is heating up more than ever. However, most AI technologies focus on software and their operating speeds are low, making them a poor fit for mobile devices. Therefore, many big companies are investing to develop semiconductor chips for running AI programs with low power requirements but at high speeds.

A research team led by Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo of the Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a semiconductor chip, CNNP (CNN Processor), that runs AI algorithms with ultra-low power, and K-Eye, a face recognition system using CNNP. The system was made in collaboration with a start-up company, UX Factory Co.
The K-Eye series consists of two types: a wearable type and a dongle type. The wearable type device can be used with a smartphone via Bluetooth, and it can operate for more than 24 hours with its internal battery. Users hanging K-Eye around their necks can conveniently check information about people by using their smartphone or smart watch, which connects K-Eye and allows users to access a database via their smart devices. A smartphone with K-EyeQ, the dongle type device, can recognize and share information about users at any time.
When recognizing that an authorized user is looking at its screen, the smartphone automatically turns on without a passcode, fingerprint, or iris authentication. Since it can distinguish whether an input face is coming from a saved photograph versus a real person, the smartphone cannot be tricked by the user's photograph.
The K-Eye series carries other distinct features. It can detect a face at first and then recognize it, and it is possible to maintain "Always-on" status with low power consumption of less than 1mW. To accomplish this, the research team proposed two key technologies: an image sensor with "Always-on" face detection and the CNNP face recognition chip.
The first key technology, the "Always-on" image sensor, can determine if there is a face in its camera range. Then, it can capture frames and set the device to operate only when a face exists, reducing the standby power significantly. The face detection sensor combines analog and digital processing to reduce power consumption. With this approach, the analog processor, combined with the CMOS Image Sensor array, distinguishes the background area from the area likely to include a face, and the digital processor then detects the face only in the selected area. Hence, it becomes effective in terms of frame capture, face detection processing, and memory usage.
The second key technology, CNNP, achieved incredibly low power consumption by optimizing a convolutional neural network (CNN) in the areas of circuitry, architecture, and algorithms. First, the on-chip memory integrated in CNNP is specially designed to enable data to be read in a vertical direction as well as in a horizontal direction. Second, it has immense computational power with 1024 multipliers and accumulators operating in parallel and is capable of directly transferring the temporal results to each other without accessing to the external memory or on-chip communication network. Third, convolution calculations with a two-dimensional filter in the CNN algorithm are approximated into two sequential calculations of one-dimensional filters to achieve higher speeds and lower power consumption.
With these new technologies, CNNP achieved 97% high accuracy but consumed only 1/5000 power of the GPU. Face recognition can be performed with only 0.62mW of power consumption, and the chip can show higher performance than the GPU by using more power.
These chips were developed by Kyeongryeol Bong, a Ph. D. student under Professor Yoo and presented at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) held in San Francisco in February. CNNP, which has the lowest reported power consumption in the world, has achieved a great deal of attention and has led to the development of the present K-Eye series for face recognition.
Professor Yoo said "AI -- processors will lead the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With the development of this AI chip, we expect Korea to take the lead in global AI technology."

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How the brain recognizes what the eye sees

How the brain recognizes what the eye sees

Source: Salk Institute &

Summary: New work outlining the brain's visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment, suggest investigators.
The illustration on the right shows how the brain's V1 and V2 areas might use information about edges and textures to represent objects like the teddy bear on the left.
Credit: Salk Institute

If you think self-driving cars can't get here soon enough, you're not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don't fully understand how our own brains do it.

Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understanding of vision processing. The work is described in Nature Communications on July 5, 2017.

"Understanding how the brain recognizes visual objects is important not only for the sake of vision, but also because it provides a window on how the brain works in general," says Tatyana Sharpee, an associate professor in Salk's Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and senior author of the paper. "Much of our brain is composed of a repeated computational unit, called a cortical column. In vision especially we can control inputs to the brain with exquisite precision, which makes it possible to quantitatively analyze how signals are transformed in the brain."
Although we often take the ability to see for granted, this ability derives from sets of complex mathematical transformations that we are not yet able to reproduce in a computer, according to Sharpee. In fact, more than a third of our brain is devoted exclusively to the task of parsing visual scenes.

Our visual perception starts in the eye with light and dark pixels. These signals are sent to the back of the brain to an area called V1 where they are transformed to correspond to edges in the visual scenes. Somehow, as a result of several subsequent transformations of this information, we then can recognize faces, cars and other objects and whether they are moving. How precisely this recognition happens is still a mystery, in part because neurons that encode objects respond in complicated ways.
Now, Sharpee and Ryan Rowekamp, a postdoctoral research associate in Sharpee's group, have developed a statistical method that takes these complex responses and describes them in interpretable ways, which could be used to help decode vision for computer-simulated vision. To develop their model, the team used publicly available data showing brain responses of primates watching movies of natural scenes (such as forest landscapes) from the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) database.

"We applied our new statistical technique in order to figure out what features in the movie were causing V2 neurons to change their responses," says Rowekamp. "Interestingly, we found that V2 neurons were responding to combinations of edges."

The team revealed that V2 neurons process visual information according to three principles: first, they combine edges that have similar orientations, increasing robustness of perception to small changes in the position of curves that form object boundaries. Second, if a neuron is activated by an edge of a particular orientation and position, then the orientation 90 degrees from that will be suppressive at the same location, a combination termed "cross-orientation suppression." These cross-oriented edge combinations are assembled in various ways to allow us to detect various visual shapes. The team found that cross-orientation was essential for accurate shape detection. The third principle is that relevant patterns are repeated in space in ways that can help perceive textured surfaces of trees or water and boundaries between them, as in impressionist paintings.

The researchers incorporated the three organizing principles into a model they named the Quadratic Convolutional model, which can be applied to other sets of experimental data. Visual processing is likely to be similar to how the brain processes smells, touch or sounds, the researchers say, so the work could elucidate processing of data from these areas as well.

"Models I had worked on before this weren't entirely compatible with the data, or weren't cleanly compatible," says Rowekamp. "So it was really satisfying when the idea of combining edge recognition with sensitivity to texture started to pay off as a tool to analyze and understand complex visual data."

But the more immediate application might be to improve object-recognition algorithms for self-driving cars or other robotic devices. "It seems that every time we add elements of computation that are found in the brain to computer-vision algorithms, their performance improves," says Sharpee.

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2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why

2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why

A recent acceleration of innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made it a hot topic in boardrooms, government, and the media. But it is still early, and everyone seems to have a different view of what AI is.

I have investigated the space over the last few years as a technologist and active investor. What is remarkable now is that things that haven’t worked for decades in the space are starting to work; and we are going beyond just tools and embedded functions.
We are starting to redefine how software and systems are built, what can be programmed, and how users interact. We are creating a world where machines are starting to understand and anticipate what we want to do – and, in the future, will do it for us. In short, we are on the cusp of a completely new computing paradigm. But how did we get here and why now?

What is AI?

When the term AI was coined in 1955, it referred to machines that could perform tasks that required intelligence when performed by humans. It has come to mean machines that simulate human cognitive processes, i.e. they mimic the human brain in how they ‘think’ and process. They learn, reason, judge, predict, infer and initiate action. In my experience, AI tends to be:

Aware: is cognizant of context and human language
Analytical: analyzes data and context to learn
Adaptive: uses that learning to adapt and improve
Anticipatory: understands likely good “next moves”
Autonomous: is able to act independently without explicit programming

Most AI today cannot do all of these things. The few that can, can only do so for a specific application or use case. For example, many recommendation engines, or digital personal assistants like Apple’s Siri, can understand human language and then search through large volumes of data and deliver relevant answers or suggestions on what to buy or watch on TV. But they can’t clean your house or drive cars.

We are seeing self-driving cars, which is pretty amazing. But that car will not be able to learn chess or cook, let alone combine even the smallest subset of actions together that constitute being human.
All of these types of AI do one or two things humans can already do pretty well, but they do save us time and could end up doing those specific things far better than any human could.

Why Now?

There are four new preconditions that have enabled the acceleration of AI in the past five years:

1. Everything is now becoming a connected device

Ray Kurzweil believes that someday we’re going to connect directly from our brains to the cloud. While we are not quite there yet, sensors are, in fact, being put into everything. The internet initially connected computers; then it connected mobile devices. Sensors are enabling things like buildings, transport systems, machinery, homes and even our clothes to be connected through the cloud, turning them into mini-devices that cannot only send data but also receive instructions.

2. Computing is becoming free

Marc Andreessen claims that Moore’s law has flipped. Instead of new chips coming out every 18 months at twice the speed but the same cost as their predecessors, new chips are coming out at the same speed as their predecessors but half the cost. This means that eventually there will be a processor in everything; and you will be able to put a bunch of cheap processors together at a manageable cost to get the computing capacity required to solve problems that were unthinkable even five years ago.

3. Data is becoming the new oil

The amounts and types of data available digitally have proliferated exponentially over the last decade, as everything has moved online, been made mobile with smartphones, and tracked via sensors. New sources of data emerged through things like social media, digital images and video. This is the language that machines understand and it is this data that is enabling machines to learn. We have an almost infinite set of real data to describe conditions of all sorts that were only modeled at a high level in the past.

4. Machine learning is becoming the new combustion engine

Data, unrefined, cannot really be used. Machine learning is a way to use algorithms and mathematical models to discover patterns implicit in data. The machines then use those often complex patterns to figure out on their own whether a new data point fits, or is similar, or to predict future outcomes. Robots learning to cook using YouTube videos are a great example of this in practice.

Machine learning models have been limited historically because they were built on samples of data, rather than an entire real data set. Furthermore, new machine learning models have emerged recently that seem to be able to take better advantage of all the new data. For example, deep learning enables computers to ‘see’ or distinguish objects and text in images and videos much better than before.
If these four conditions continue, then the types of AI we see today will continue to flourish and, possibly, more general AI might actually become a reality. But one thing is certain: if everything is a connected computer device, and all information can be known, processed and analysed intelligently, then, humans can use AI to program and change the world.

We can use AI to extend and augment human capability to solve real problems that affect health, poverty, education and politics. If there is a problem, taking a new look at solving it through the lens of AI will almost always be warranted. We can make cars drive on their own and buildings more energy efficient with lines of code. We can virtually disarm terrorists and save humans having to go into combat. We can diagnose diseases better and find cures faster. We can start to predict the future. And we can begin to augment and change that future for the better.
©2017, Manjunath M.
Get Your Free Google Home

Get Your Free Google Home

In case you’ve been awaiting a good buy on the Pixel or Pixel XL, Verizon has one you'll be interested in. For a limited time, you can get a loose Google domestic whilst you purchase a Pixel cellphone. All you need to do is fill out a mail-in rebate. With all the Google domestic updates, now is a wonderful time to get one.

Verizon is also imparting deals on some of telephones if you switch, get on unlimited, or exchange in an eligible cellphone. those telephones consist of the Pixel, Pixel XL, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Droid pressure, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and LG G6. change in a single of these and you’ll get a $100 Amazon present card.
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Samsung Bixby News Update

Samsung Bixby News Update

Regardless of all of the issues that Samsung is outwardly encountering with regards to bringing Bixby Voice to america, the business enterprise is still pushing new updates to the service in South Korea. a new replace is beginning to rollout to Bixby Voice which permits customers the capability to ship money to pals and own family.

Samsung has partnered with three major banks in South Korea to convey this new feature to customers. further to being capable of ship money, Bixby will even provide you with data regarding your bank account, such as your remaining stability.

in relation to absolutely sending cash, the real system will take location inside the Samsung Pay utility. After Bixby has been directed to send money to someone, it's going to connect with Samsung Pay after which will ask for verification the use of the iris scanner.

here’s to hoping that a similar function is made to be had for Bixby as soon as its subsequently rolled out to the relaxation of us within the international.
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Latest quick charge feature for android device

Latest quick charge feature for android device

final yr, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 835 processor along side quick charge some devices have the 835, however none have quality controls four.0 yet. That didn’t forestall Qualcomm from announcing the following model, quick price four+.

as the call implies, 4+ is an replace on 4.0. It has the whole thing you’d find in, however with 3 large features. With 4+, you can get 50% price in only 15 mins. here are the 3 new functions:
twin price: already an option in in advance versions, however now more effective, dual fee consists of a second power management IC inside the device. Charging a tool via dual rate divides the rate modern, taking into consideration lower thermal dissipation and decreased rate time shrewd Thermal Balancing: a in addition enhancement to dual rate, sensible thermal balancing is engineered to transport current via the best path autonomously, doing away with warm spots for optimized energy shipping.

advanced protection capabilities: brief charge 4 already includes rigorous integrated protection protocols. brief rate 4+ goes one step similarly and is designed to reveal both the case and connector temperature tiers concurrently. This extra layer of protection allows ward in opposition to overheating and brief-circuit or harm to the sort-C connector.

Qualcomm announced that the Nubia Z17 will guide short rate 4+, but that’s all we recognize right now. hopefully, it will likely be followed quicker than brief price four.0.

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Samsung Latest app release Get yours from Playstore

Samsung Latest app release Get yours from Playstore

One of the predominant capabilities of many gadgets these days is the capability to speedy view your notifications with out really turning to your show. this feature is baked into devices, however every now and then we’ll see OEM’s release them onto the Play keep.

Samsung is the today's to do follow the trend, because it has released its new continually On display app onto the Play save. this can give Samsung the ability to update the app with capabilities and fixes with out requiring an entire software program update to be driven to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

however, as you will assume, you may’t download it on devices that aren’t the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. It’s unfortunate, however it is what it's far. There’s already a sturdy opportunity that your device already has this feature in any case, so there might be no point to installing distinct versions.

if you are the proprietor of a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you may hit the down load hyperlink under and ensure that your tool is up to date with the today's version of constantly On display.
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LG to release a new device this month

LG to release a new device this month

The LG G6 became released simply a couple of months ago, however it seems LG is running on releasing some new versions in its home of South Korea. in keeping with Android Authority through a South Korean news outlet, the LG G6 Plus and LG G6 pro will be coming to the united states with the aid of the stop of the month.

There aren’t many variations among these devices and the ordinary LG G6 that's already to be had, however it seems that LG is throwing a few extra features in. The LG G6 Plus is stated to characteristic wireless charging and 128GB base storage even as being priced slightly higher (~$890) than the standard G6 (~$800).

The actual question mark comes regarding the LG G6 pro, as it is stated to function among the equal specifications as the standard G6, which include 32GB of storage. thinking about the truth that it will reportedly cost less (~$seven hundred) than its brother, it’s unknown what features might be eliminated from the device to warrant the lower fee.

Regardless, both gadgets are expected to release with the Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and the same show as their brethren. As for availability, the G6 pro and G6 Plus are said to release in South Korea by the end of June, at the same time as being made in more markets at a later time.
allow us to realize whether you will be interested in snagging an LG G6 pro or Plus or if you will just keep out for the OnePlus 5.
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Honor 9 to be relessed in Shunghai

Honor 9 to be relessed in Shunghai

The invitation doesn’t truely supply any tips to what the device might be able to, as a substitute, revealing the naming moniker for the respect 9. while the tool passed through TENAA, the list gave us a pretty desirable idea as to what the spec sheet might appear to be for the device.

Honor nine Rumored specifications

five.15-inch FHD display
Huawei Kirin 960 SoC
64GB storage
8MP the front digital camera
12MP + 20MP Rear Cameras
3,100mAh Battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI

considering that this is most effective an incremental improve from the respect 8, we're expecting to see the charge settle round $300. but, that might likely be for the bottom model with 4GB of RAM, as there the possibility of another model coming with 6GB of RAM which will be priced better.
let us know what you consider the respect 9 and if you will select one up if Honor brings the device again to the States.
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Moto 4 new release

Moto 4 new release

Earlier in the recent past, Motorola brought the all-new Moto Z2 Play, however the a laugh didn’t stop there. the biggest function for the Moto Z lineup became the cre
ation of modularity with Moto Mods. So certainly, Motorola determined to announce a new lineup of Moto Mods for its new device.

Moto fashion Shell with wireless Charging

There are two all-new Moto Mods that haven’t been seen before, and we’ll start with the new Moto style Shell. similarly to making your Moto Z2 Play appearance all classy while you’re out, this new style Shell will clearly let you wirelessly charge your device. This become a much-asked choice whilst the authentic Moto Z lineup was introduced, and it appears that evidently Motorola and Lenovo listened to us.

Moto GamePad
The 2nd most up-to-date Moto Mod is for those game enthusiasts accessible. The Moto GamePad turns your Moto Z2 Play into “hand held gaming console with a easy snap.”The GamePad capabilities a 1,035mAh battery, ensuring that you can preserve playing even as you’re on the pass. moreover, there are 2 manipulate sticks, a d-pad, and 4 movement buttons, offering a completely familiar experience, in particular if you’ve performed with the Nintendo transfer.

Moto TurboPower percent
transportable batteries are getting increasingly more popular, with increasingly more humans maintaining one with them at the move. With the brand new Moto TurboPower percent, you must be able to get an additional day trip of your Moto Z, but there’s some extra a laugh here. as soon as your TurboPower percent runs out of juice, you may plug it in and get 50% of potential in just 20 minutes.

JBL Soundboost 2
sooner or later, JBL changed into protected in the preliminary run of Moto Mods final yr, and they are again with the Moto Z2 Play. The JBL Soundboost 2 hopes to preserve the birthday party bumping with 10 hours of playback potential integrated. additionally returning is the ever-handy kickstand so that you’ll be capable of get the track going within the proper route without laying your display face-down.

All 4 of these Moto Mods will be launching later this summer season across the globe. As for pricing, the Moto fashion Shell with wi-fi Charging is priced at $39.ninety nine, whilst the Moto TurboPower p.c., JBL SoundBoost 2, and Moto GamePad are all priced at $79.99.
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Samsung S8 series now available for purchase

Samsung S8 series now available for purchase

in case you were watching for the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to go on sale, the wait is now over. yesterday, Samsung and quality purchase started transport the unlocked units, whilst making them available for buy online. This comes after the devices had been listed for pre-order in advance in may additionally, in conjunction with Samsung supplying a BOGO deal for the unlocked variations.

Of course, there were a group of various promotions being made available from different vendors, however some oldsters aren’t keen on coping with being below the thumb of a carrier. this is why the unlocked editions are so critical to diverse oldsters.

Regardless, if you need to pick up the unlocked Galaxy S8, you may accomplish that from excellent buy or Samsung for $725, while the Galaxy S8 Plus is priced at $825. If you make a decision to snag an unlocked version, let us understand inside the feedback underneath, or allow us to know why you opted for the provider-locked version.

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Honor 6 now Available in most shops

Honor 6 now Available in most shops

Huawei and its sub-logo, Honor, were seeking out methods to impact the usa market without getting involved with vendors and that convoluted scenario. So alternatively, the organization is trying to third-celebration shops to offer its gadgets, even as hoping that it may building up some brand popularity.

After announcing the honor 6X in China, the agency took to the stage at CES 2017 to announce that the device would be making its manner to the states. This new price range option has been seeking to take over the likes of the price range-range Motorola gadgets and carve its very own route to achievement.

whilst it changed into introduced at CES 2017, the honour 6X was made available from numerous outstanding retailers, consisting of the likes of excellent buy, Amazon, and Newegg. Now, you could add target to the list of shops who are wearing the device.

As a refresher, the 6X capabilities a five.5-inch FHD display, while being powered by using Huawei’s Kirin 655 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The device also capabilities 32GB of expandable storage however perhaps the biggest addition right here is the dual-camera setup with its 2MP and 12MP sensors.
if you’re looking to pick up the honor 6X, hit the button below. however, if you’re at the fence about snagging this $250 cellphone, test out the links underneath to help you make your decision.
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Xperia xz heading to US

Xperia xz heading to US

Back at MWC 2017, Sony announced a few new devices, including its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium. However, Sony was fairly quiet when it came to sharing pricing and availability for the device – until today.

Sony has confirmed that the Xperia XZ Premium will go up for pre-order on June 12th from Best Buy and Amazon, and then will officially launch on June 19th in the US. This is also the date that retailers will begin carrying the Xperia XZ Premium.

As for what the device will bring to the market, we’ll be looking at a 5.5-inch 4K display, while being powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. The XZ Premium will also include a 3,230mAh battery while being IP68 water and dust resistant.
However, these premium specs won’t come without a price, as the XZ Premium is priced at $799. Considering the fact that we’re wondering if Essential is doing the right thing with a device priced at $699, the XZ Premium is priced even higher.

But if you’re a fan of what Sony has been doing with its Xperia lineup, then you can register via Sony’s website to be notified when the Xperia XZ Premium officially goes on sale.
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Blackberry keyones now available in the market

Blackberry keyones now available in the market

if you’ve been awaiting the present day BlackBerry device to be released, the wait is sooner or later over. The BlackBerry KeyOne is now to be had for buy for the ones in North the united states, together with america and Canada.

thinking about that the KeyOne is not yet available through any vendors as of but, you've got two options to select up the unlocked KeyOne nowadays. the first option is thru Amazon, that allows you to get you loose high transport, or you may visit your local great buy. however, if you snag a KeyOne from nice buy, you’ll be constrained to simplest being able to buy the GSM-unlocked variation.
BlackBerry KeyOne specifications
four.five-inch display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
32GB Expandable storage
8MP front camera
12MP Rear digital camera
 three, 505mAh Battery
USB type-C
Android 7.1 Nougat

The KeyOne isn’t the flagship smartphone we were awaiting to peer from BlackBerry, but you could test out Phandroid’s first look at the tool from the video above. inside the meantime, let us realize what you reflect onconsideration on the KeyOne and in case you’ll be trying to pick one up for your self.
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Asus to release a new device

Asus to release a new device

The pill market continues to get bigger and larger, in spite of a substantial drop in enthusiasm for those devices. ASUS is the modern OEM to carry a brand new option to the market, because the employer quietly added the ASUS ZenPad 3S at its Computex conference in Taipei.
the brand new ASUS ZenPad 3S gives a slight upgrade over its predecessor as it now could be powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC and 4GB of RAM. ASUS also upgraded the bottom garage alternatives as the brand new ZenPad 3S eight.0 gives either 32GB or 64GB, as compared to the 16GB or 32GB alternatives found in its predecessor.

ASUS ZenPad 3S eight.0 specs
7.nine-inch 2K display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
32GB/64GB garage
5MP the front digicam
 13MP Rear digital camera four,
680mAh Battery
Android 7.1 Nougat with ZenUI three.five

We aren’t surely certain why ASUS determined to hold this tool quiet, however perhaps it’s visible as simply an incremental improve and doesn’t warrant much commercial consideration. unluckily, pricing and availability for the tool weren’t shared at Computex, however we anticipate the device to be supplied across the $three hundred fee point. allow us to realize what you consider the brand new ZenPad and if you'll be interested in picking one up as soon as it’s made respectable.
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Android O for one+3

Android O for one+3

while there are new versions of Android being released, it’s usually natural to wonder whether or not your modern-day telephone may be updated. OnePlus doesn’t have the finest music record on the subject of updating its gadgets, because the OnePlus 2 remains making its rounds in the world with out Android Nougat, in spite of being compatible.

On the intense aspect, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to Twitter this morning to verify that Android O would, in fact, be making its way to the OnePlus three and 3T. Now, it’s a piece too early in the game to begin wondering while the update could be released, as Android O hasn’t even been launched but.
even as we're awaiting to look Android O moved out of its beta repute later this year, we are hoping that OnePlus is already working closer to bringing this to its most modern devices. It’s additionally likely that considering wherein we are with the Android O beta, the OnePlus 5 won’t run O out of the box, rather choosing Android 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 Nougat.

once more information is made to be had, we’ll make certain to permit all people recognise what’s occurring.
©2017, Manjunath M.
S8 Beating S7 Market value in Korea

S8 Beating S7 Market value in Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has received a variety of reward since it turned into launched. How does all that praise translate into income? according to Samsung, it has translated thoroughly. The Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have hit the one million income mark in South Korea.

It best took 37 days for one million sales in South Korea. closing 12 months, it took 74 days for each fashions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 to hit one million. The Samsung Galaxy S6 wished seventy five days to hit the mark. South Korea is simply one of many markets, however it shows how popular the Galaxy S8 has been. It’s sincerely superb that Samsung has been able to make this short turnaround after the word 7 debacle.

Are you surprised by means of the short fulfillment of the Galaxy S8? Do you very own one of the Galaxy S8 fashions?
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Sound Assinstance For Samsung S8

Sound Assinstance For Samsung S8

permit’s face it, the Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t offer the fine sound excellent, however it also doesn’t claim to both. but, the organization has recognized how much we use our devices to concentrate to music, podcasts and other media and has released a brand new software to assist.

the new SoundAssistant software is designed for Samsung’s 2017 flagship, and will deliver customers the capacity to govern audio settings. here is a breakdown of what the SoundAssistant app has to offer:
will let you manipulate the media volume instead of ringtone when pressing the extent keys help person utility quantity (you could manage the extent of tune and games differently) one hundred fifty steps of first-rate extent and support Floating Equalizer(EQ) Create and spark off personalize sound settings assist mono audio and left/proper balance This is largely a glorified equalizer utility, however I should truly see the usefulness in an app like this if it had been made available for greater devices. Regardless, that is a remarkable addition to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and will optimistically enhance the general audio revel in on these devices.

Hit the button below in case you need to present SoundAssistant a shot, but simply recollect, it most effective works at the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
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Moto z2 leaks

Moto z2 leaks

over the last two months, we had been getting to know an increasing number of information about the Moto Z2 Play, but not anything has been seen just like the leak that befell this weekend. Roland Quandt of WinFuture has shared new facts on the tool, which has reputedly showed many of the previous leaks.

This modern-day leak suggests off three specific coloration variants of the Moto Z2 Play, whilst also sharing that we’ll see the return of a few Moto Mods with the device. in line with the renders, the Z2 Play will are available in either black, silver, or gold, with the silver and gold versions proposing a white front panel.

As for the specs of the device, the Z2 Play will include a 5.5-inch FHD show (1920 x 1080 resolution), while being powered by way of the Snapdragon 626 SoC and 4GB of RAM. Quandt also confirmed that the Z2 Play will include 64GB of base garage, at the same time as also inclusive of a microSD card slot for expandable garage options.

As for the cameras, we are able to find a 5MP sensor for taking your selfies, at the same time as a the front-going through flash will help ensure which you get enough lighting fixtures. the main camera will function a 12MP sensor which is able to shooting in 4K even as which include twin-LED flash sensors placed simply under the digital camera.

perhaps the biggest information concerning the Z2 Play during the last few weeks was regarding the battery. it seems that Motorola and Lenovo are looking to combine the Moto Z Play and original Moto Z via supplying a slimmer device with out flagship specifications. This modern leak suggests that we’ll see a 3,000mAh battery, which lines up with preceding rumors, but conflicts with recent TENAA certifications which noticed a 2,820mAh battery.

however, there can be something thrilling to keep in mind, way to one Reddit person:
in the meantime, with the Z2 Play is looking like the love child between the thinner, higher photo-taking normal Moto Z, and the inexpensive, longer lasting Z Play. That way they are able to cut the ordinary Z which didn’t attraction to enough customers, and depart the Z force as the clear, solitary flagship.

In different words: I suppose people are whining about actually only a call. The Z2 Play is largely the Moto Z successor. the new Moto X may be the real Moto Z Play successor, alternatively.

With all of the rumors currently surrounding the Z2 Play, personally, I suppose this flow makes best feel. in place of the bottom-version Moto Z being the leading edge of the brand new lineup, the Moto Z2 pressure (with a bigger battery and better digicam) would take the foothold here. this would leave those looking a slimmer tool the choice to snag a Z2 Play, without paying an outrageous premium.
The return of the Moto X 2017 (Moto X4) could enchantment to folks who love the nostalgia component of the whole lot and would replace the Moto Z Play inside the lineup. that is beginning to get a chunk perplexing with everything, but a short appearance back on the leaked device time table from Motorola and Lenovo affords a chunk of readability.

Of route, naming monikers are a chunk frustrating these days, so hopefully Motorola and Lenovo will offer extra clarity in the coming weeks. I, for one, like the idea of turning the Z pressure into the flagship, with the Z2 Play and Moto X4 offering exceptional elements in the mid-variety marketplace.
©2017, Manjunath M.
LG V20V20 Review

LG V20V20 Review

Remaining yr, LG brought the weird returned to Android with the LG V10 and the “second display.” regardless of a few decent ideas, we concluded that the second one screen was an needless gimmick. The LG V20 is the successor to the V10. yet again, the particular second display has been invited to the birthday party, in conjunction with Android Nougat and pretty an awful lot the whole lot else you may believe.

LG hopes the V20 can salvage an otherwise terrible yr for its cellular department. The LG G5 became a pleasant cellphone, but it got overshadowed by using the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy word 7 scenario has opened the door for the V20, but did LG do sufficient to benefit the attention of smartphone consumers? Can the second one strive at the second display screen make it any more beneficial? let’s discover.
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LG G30 Possible Look

LG G30 Possible Look

despite that reality that LG’s “V” lineup of gadgets isn’t commonly released till the 2d half of the year, we are starting to see increasingly records regarding the LG V30. The rumors began all the way back in November, and had been slowly building over the previous few months.

however, we've yet to without a doubt get a great study what’s to return, till @evleaks (Evan Blass) gave us a “weekend bonus”. those early renders give us a look at what LG changed into considering for the LG V30. long gone is the secondary “ticker” display that we had been aware of seeing after it changed into released with the LG V10.

instead, these renders show off a secondary show that is located at the lowest of the tool and actually slides out to expose a bigger show. the first element that I idea of when seeing this turned into a completely slight similarity to the failed BlackBerry Priv. This become compounded after another render showed the keyboard to be made available thru the secondary show.

in case you had been already displeased with those renders and are surely hoping and wishing this doesn’t come to fruition, don’t get your pitchforks out just but. Blass stated that that is an “antique-ish mockup” and that it’s “not clean if the venture continues to be headed in this route.”

One more factor that I want to make notice of with those renders is the digicam this is discovered on the rear of the device. it seems that there is a total of four one of a kind sensors right here, with such a definitely being the flash. What I would really like to realize is what that 4th sensor is for, so maybe one among you may assist me out with that.

obviously, LG’s “V” collection is turning into the experimental tool, similar to what Samsung’s “note” series did before the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were launched. but I’m definitely extra excited to see what’s to return from the V30, even though we’re still months far from an authentic declaration.
As for what else we’re looking forward to to peer from the V30, the device is probably to be powered by way of the Snapdragon 835, along with 6GB of RAM. We may also see a display that features a bezel-much less design, similar to that of the LG G6.

let us understand what you consider those latest renders, and if you will be interested in seeing a device with a slide-out show launched.
©2017, Manjunath M.


we're (im)patiently waiting for the legitimate reveal of the honor 9, as we are hoping that the tool builds upon the achievement of its predecessor, the respect 8. a few information has been shared concerning the device, but, we have simply learned an awful lot more approximately it after the honor 9 handed thru TENAA.

no longer only does the TENAA certifications show us what the honour nine will seem like, however we also get a sneak peek at the specs for the device. First things first, evidently there could be 2 different models for Honor’s subsequent flagship, one in all which features 4GB of RAM, while the opposite features 6GB of RAM.

As for the rest of the specifications, it appears that evidently the differences prevent in how much RAM comes with the two Honor nine editions. We’ll be seeing a 5.15-inch FHD display, at the same time as being powered by the Kirin 960 SoC, and both options will include 64GB of garage.
when it comes to the cameras, previous rumors had been confirmed as the honor nine will characteristic a setup just like that of the Huawei Mate nine. There might be two digicam sensors on the again, with the principle shooter coming in at 20MP, and the secondary sensor coming in at 12MP. There will also be an 8MP selfie digicam located at the front of the tool.

sooner or later, the honor 9 might be packing a 3,100mAh battery to maintain the lights on, while proposing dual SIM capabilities. As for pricing, we are watching for the 4GB variation to be priced around $335, with the 6GB version priced at around $380.

allow us to recognize what you consider the respect nine, in the meantime, we’ll be hoping that this is made easily available here within the US.
©2017, Manjunath M.


Motorola and Lenovo are gearing up to launch several unique lineups of devices over the next few months. of those upcoming gadgets are the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. over the last month or so we've learned a piece greater about what’s to return way to some renders that have been leaked.

nowadays, we've our first examine what's supposedly the Moto G5S Plus in some “real international” pics. The photos show off a design which traces up with the formerly leaked renders even as confirming an aluminum construct. We also can see the dual rear camera setup so one can be making an look once the tool is released, but we don’t recognise which sensors are being used.

those pictures also give us a have a look at the “about cellphone” phase of the G5S Plus, which well-knownshows the tool to encompass Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the March protection Patch. but, that’s all the statistics that turned into shared, so we definitely don’t have an idea as to what's going to be under the hood.

previous rumors claim the G5S Plus will function a 5.five-inch FHD show at the same time as being powered by means of the Snapdragon 660 and 4GB of RAM. It’s truely apparent that these gadgets might be nestled inside the low to mid-range markets, so let us recognize if you’ll be interested by one as soon as Motorola lets the cat out of the bag.
©2017, Manjunath M.
What you need to know on Oneplus 5

What you need to know on Oneplus 5

earlier today, we wrote about OnePlus dishonest benchmarks with the OnePlus 5. It seems like that’s not the best issue OnePlus hasn’t been sincere about. in line with a consumer on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom isn't always quite what they said.

The Reddit consumer analyzed EXIF records and found the optical zoom changed into most effective 1.33x. The EXIF statistics additionally confirmed that by using default, the digital zoom is only 1.5x. It’s critical to note that optical zoom and virtual zoom are two various things. The greater camera is responsible for the optical zoom. OnePlus claimed the second one digicam has “2x lossless zoom,” however that’s now not the case.

Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is simplest 1.6x. The final 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software program. OnePlus’ declare of 2x optical zoom isn't true in each conditions. It’s the use of a mixture of optical and digital to reach 2x. The disappointing component is that the zero.4x virtual zoom is making pics appearance worse. If we may want to use best the optical zoom, the zoomed in images might be greater clean.

this is any other example of OnePlus making questionable choices. The most effective motive to mention “2x optical zoom” is to compete with the iPhone 7 Plus and ZenFone 3 Zoom. Carl Pei tried to remedy the confusion, however the confusion become created through his personal employer no longer being honest.
©2017, Manjunath M.
Android "O" news updates

Android "O" news updates

Android Oreo has usually been a longshot for the name of the following essential version of Android. however what about Android eight.0: Oatmeal Cookie?
It seems that could be Google’s plan, with references to “oc-dev” being determined inside the supply code and commit logs for Android The wondering here, of path, is that “oc” stands for “oatmeal cookie.”

and then there’s the problem of references to “oatmeal cookie” appearing at Google I/O more than one months lower back. earlier than we start

earlier than we begin accepting Oatmeal Cookie as the subsequent snack deity of the Android world, we need to keep in mind that it may be a brief inner codename, which includes when Google easter eggs contained suggestions of “Key Lime Pie for Android okay earlier than we have been all of sudden blindsided via KitKat. (Which we’re totally now not complaining approximately, by way of the manner.)

So, hold your eyes peeled for Oatmeal Cookie, but don’t assume this means we nevertheless don’t have a shot on the illustrious Oreo!
©2017, Manjunath M.


OnePlus has a records of dishonest on benchmarks, and regardless of announcing specifications aren’t critical, they’re doing it again at the OnePlus five. They were caught doing it with the OnePlus 3T, however apparently, they didn’t examine their lesson. So right here we are once more.

XDA determined that the OnePlus 5 has a mechanism built-in to target famous benchmarking apps. whilst detected, the smartphone locks inside the maximum clock pace. A smartphone doesn’t generally stay on the max clock speed for lengthy. when the cheating is disabled, the OnePlus five is at max pace for most effective a quarter of the time.

this is cheating in a more subtle manner. They aren’t overclocking the processor, but they’re setting the telephone in a overall performance mode which you would in no way experience in daily use. The results are unrealistic. OnePlus claims they're simply attempting to show the “capacity” of the smartphone, however if it’s by no means acting like that during actual lifestyles, is it certainly ability?
What do you consider dishonest benchmarks? Do you even care about benchmarks?
©2017, Manjunath M.
Check out awesome LGV30

Check out awesome LGV30

We’ve been gaining knowledge of increasingly approximately the LG V30 over the last few months, along with one report which shows that LG might launch the tool as early as August. a brand new file from Korea seems to affirm the initial rumors, but in preference to displaying off the tool in a separate occasion, LG could maintain an occasion the day earlier than IFA 2017 is scheduled to get underway (August thirty first).

The record also claims that the V30 will comply with a schedule similar to that of its predecessor through launching in South Korea shortly after its reveal, most effective to be made to be had globally a month after that. As for pricing, the report suggests a fee tag of 800,000 KRW or about $seven hundred, however it’s unknown whether or not we’ll see exceptional pricing for the variation released right here in North the usa.

concerning what the LG V30 will characteristic, we are looking forward to to peer an OLED display, even as being powered through the Snapdragon 835 SoC. We also are in all likelihood to see the return of the secondary display located made well-known by the V10 and V20, however it’s viable that there’s an all-new design that makes an appearance on the V30.
With different rumors suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy note 8 may also be delivered in August, we will be in store for an incredibly busy begin of the autumn. allow us to recognise whether or not you’re inquisitive about selecting up the LG V30, or if you’re hoping that the Galaxy be aware eight rocks the arena in top methods.
©2017, Manjunath M.