Week in Mobiles: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 en route, Samsung Galaxy S9 surfaces and more (Feb 5-11, 2018)

Here’s everything important that happened in the mobile world last week

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Last week in Mobile world was full of new smartphone announcements, at least in India. Sony Xperia L2, Infinix Hot S3 and HTC U11+ to name a few. In what could be exciting news for Xiaomi fans in India, the company is gearing up to announce a new smartphone. People have been waiting for Xiaomi to release their most-awaited Redmi Note 5. So, here’s everything important that happened in the mobile world last week:

Sony launches “expensively affordable” Xperia L2

Sony Xperia L2

Sony India expanded its Xperia lineup with a new handset, which is available for purchase at a price of Rs 19,900. The smartphone in question is Sony Xperia L2, a successor to last year’s Xperia L1. But nothing seems to have changed drastically over the period. Because even with Xperia L2, Sony has nothing much to offer except for a ridiculous price tag. Seriously Sony, who exactly are you trying to target with your latest Xperia L2? Continue reading…

Infinix unveils Hot S3 with 20 MP selfie camera


Chinese OEM Infinix Mobile announced the all new Hot S3 at an event in Mumbai. The handset costs Rs 8,999 onwards and goes on sale exclusively on Flipkart on 12th Feb. Some of the main attractions – a narrow bezel 18:9 screen, Android Oreo out of the box and a whopping 20MP selfie camera. Infinix Hot S3 comes in two colour options: Sandstone Black and Brush Gold. Continue reading…

HTC U11+ comes to India with Android Oreo


Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC announced HTC U11+ in India for Rs 56,990. The handset is already up for grabs exclusively via Flipkart. HTC U11+ has a few noticeable upgrades over HTC U11. Up front, there are narrow bezels courtesy of 18:9 QHD+ screen, resulting in 538 ppi pixel density. HTC U11+ has Android 8.0 Oreo-based HTC Sense UI. Continue reading…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 India launch on 14th Feb


Xiaomi is all set to take the wraps off their highly awaited phone, Redmi Note 5 this Valentine’s day, suggests source code on their official website event page. The company has already rolled out press invites to an event scheduled for Feb 14 in New Delhi, India. Xiaomi is apparently running a contest dubbed #WhoIsTheAllRounder on social media, similar to last year’s Redmi Note 4. Continue reading…

Samsung Galaxy S9 renders surface online

Photo: @evleaks
Photo: @evleaks

While it’s not a secret anymore that Samsung is on the verge of announcing its upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 lineup, popular tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has posted a couple of photos online, offering glimpses of what the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone could look like. It looks like Samsung may have retained the Bixby button, and thankfully, a 3.5mm audio jack. Continue reading…