Top 10 Consumer Tech Stories Of The Week - Jan 14 to Jan 20

Here’s the roundup of the Top 10 Stories of the week...

 
Top 10 Consumer Tech Stories Of The Week - Jan 14 to Jan 20

This week has been pretty interesting in terms of leaks and rumours regarding foldable smartphones. We saw leaked patent applications of foldable devices from various companies including Samsung, LG, Nokia, and even Microsoft.

While this kept the tech gurus busy, Apple announced that their app prices would go high in India and several other countries. Well that was a bit shocking for most Apple users, and this could be effective from next week. So, better purchase your long-pending apps right away!

Also, this week, we saw a couple of launches including Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Huawei P8 Lite (2017), and a couple of earphones and accessories. But, more interestingly, we witnessed a deal from BestBuy in the US that offers customers free iPhone SE while purchasing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. We even saw a new image of the rumoured Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE enabled Feature Phone.

Well, it has been an exciting week for all the tech enthusiasts, and here, we list down top 10 stories that we feel you should not miss out.

LG Foldable Smartphone Surfaced Via Patent Filing

Future is here, and we can say it confidently, especially when smartphone companies are gearing up to come with the world’s first smartphone with a foldable display. Now, it seems that LG has filed a patent application with designs showcasing a smartphone-cum-tablet foldable device. Here are the images attached in the LG’s patent application.

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App Prices On Apple App Store To Increase Soon

Apple seems to be all set to increase the price tags of apps found on the App Store in select countries, including India. In-fact, several wide reports claim that India may witness the highest rise in app prices. This price hike is mainly expected to be a result of change in exchange rates and taxation policies.

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Could This Be The Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE Enabled Feature Phone?

Recently rumours had wide spread about the 4G LTE enable feature phone being developed for under Rs 1,500 by Reliance Jio, soon after the Indian government requested Indian mobile makers to come up with a smartphone under Rs 2,000 price range. And today, we have a leaked image, sent by an anonymous tipster, claiming it to be a Reliance Jio VoLTE feature phone. However, the post also mentions that they were no further details about the phone.

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launched In India With 6 GB RAM

Samsung has finally launched its much awaited Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone in India, which is a mid-range Samsung smartphone, launched earlier in China, in Oct 2016. Speaking about the smartphone’s price tag, the company has launched it for Rs 36,900, which is a little higher than the Galaxy A9 Pro.

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Microsoft Surface Phone May Sport A Foldable Display

2017 seems to be a revolutionary year for folding displays and smartphones. We have already seen rumours and reports about foldable display from Samsung to be launched by Q3 this year, LG in Q4, and more interestingly, Nokia’s foldable smartphone’s patent emerged out of nowhere, all of a sudden. Now, it’s Microsoft’s turn.

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Mi 6 May Not Be The First Xiaomi Phone To Sport Snapdragon 835 SoC

We have all been waiting for the Mi 6 flagship smartphone by Xiaomi to come with the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. However, it looks like, we may get another smartphone before Mi 6 can actually make it into the market. A new smartphone by Xiaomi has recently been listed on Geekbench, under the name Xiaomi Mix Evo.

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Oppo Find 9 May Sport Bezel-less Display

Ever since Xiaomi Mi Mix was launched, the trend for bezel-less displays seems to have taken a pretty cool turn. We have been witnessing rumours and leaks about upcoming phones with similar displays. Well, here’s one such leak, which is alleged to be Oppo Find 9, according to a recent report.

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Huawei Launches P8 Lite (2017) With 5.2 Inch Display

Chinese smartphone company Huawei has recently launched a new variant of its two year old smartphone the Huawei P8 Lite. The 2017 model of P8 Lite is said to be available for purchase for a price of around Rs 17,000, though the device may be first seen only in the European market, by the end of this month.

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Apple iPhone 8 May Come With IP68 Rating

We have seen some of the wildest and craziest rumours about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. Well, 2017 in-fact marks ten years for iPhone, and thus, the rumour mill is going more crazier than ever before. While one rumour speaks about its display, another suggests advanced wireless charging capabilities, and some other rumours hint at a glass body.

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BestBuy Offers Free iPhone SE With iPhone 7 And 7 Plus

Getting an iPhone for free sounds so delightful isn’t it, especially when buying one is not affordable for all.  Well, BestBuy has recently announced a new offer, where the company has tied up with network carrier Sprint to give away an iPhone SE with 16 GB internal storage when you purchase either an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

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