The all new Sony PlayStation 4 is sleeker and weighs less than its predecessor. Sony has put all of its focus on gaming through the PlayStation 4. The device also provides accessibility to BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and many other apps. The difference from its predecessor is that you have to pay for PlayStation Plus to access online multiplayer. There are lots of free downloads available every month, including the highly commended launch release Resogun, a simple but addictive side-scrolling shoot-em-up in the vein of arcade classic R-Type. PS4 is very easy to set up, and the new DualShock 4 controller is quite comfortable despite packing in new features such as the central touch pad, light sensor, and share button to upload gameplay clips. Another feature that catches the eyeball is that, while games are being installed, you can begin playing even if it hasn’t finished downloading. Sony has also introduced the ability to switch to remote play on the PS Vita, its handheld gadget. PS4 also provides exclusive launch titles in sci-fi first-person-shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall, which looks great. As for the specs, its Processor is 86-64 AMD Jaguar 8-cores, Graphics: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine GDDR5 8GB. Sony has tagged a price of $399 for the PlayStation 4.
Oppo the upcoming electronics manufacturers from China have launched their new smartphone, the N1. Two features on the phone that catch the eye are the swiveling 13 megapixel camera and the option to come pre-installed with the popular Android version CyanogenMod. You can swivel the 13 megapixel camera to front and also to back with ease to take both HD snaps and videos. Moving to the other specifications of the Oppo N1, it sports a 5.9 inch IPS screen with HD resolution of 1080p. It operates on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, skinned with Oppo’s new ColourOS operating system. At the back of its aluminium frame, the N1 features an O-Touch panel – a 12cm square PS Vita-style trackpad that can be used to scroll through web pages, open apps and take photos. Under the hood, its powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a powerful 3610mAh battery. storage options of either 16GB or 32GB. The N1 supports connecting to WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Oppo is making the device available worldwide from december 10th at a price of $599.
Samsung recently added another smartphone to their Galaxy collection, the Galaxy W. The device sports a 3.7inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 480×800 pixels. It runs on Android 2.3 with the TouchWiz user interface. The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz Processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM. From the photography perspective, it does have a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash as well as a VGA quality front camera. On the connectivity front, it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, GPS, USB v2.0 and also comes with Swype Inbuilt. There is a storage capacity of 4GB on the Internal memory and is also expandable upto 32 GB via microSD slot. Samsung is offering the device at a price of Rs.17000/-
Samsung had recently introduced to the world yet another of their QWERTY keypad based smartphone called Galaxy Y Pro. The device sports a 2.6inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread operated phone is powered by a 832MHz processor. To shoot videos and capture high quality pictures, the device comes with a 3 megapixel rear camera. On the connectivity front, the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS. Samsung has used a 1200 mAh battery to keep the device charged. The device comes with a microSD slot for memory expansion. The Galaxy Y Pro is tagged a price of Rs.12000/-
Galaxy M Pro from the house of Samsung is one among the newest QWERTY keypad based smartphones launched by them. The device is powered by a 1GHz processor and is fully a QWERTY keypad smartphone. It sports a 2.66 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 320×480 pixels. The M Pro runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with UI being Samsung’s very own TouchWiz. On the photography’s perspective it comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash as well as a VGA front camera. On the connectivity front, it supports Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v.3.0, microUSB v2.0. The device has 2GB of storage space on the Internal memory and also expandability option of upto 32GB via microSD slot. A 1350 mAh battery to keep the device charged up for a longer duration of time. Galaxy M Pro is priced at Rs.12000/-
Karbonn has introduced A15+ Duple, the budget friendly phone as the successor of their A15 smartphone. The device sports a 4-inch TFT LCD with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The dual SIM phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the hood its powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB RAM. The phone uses a standard 1500 mAh battery. On the connectivity front, it supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. For photography, you have a 5-megapixel rear camera on board. As for the storage, the device has 4GB of onboard storage and also expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Karbonn has priced A15+ Duple at Rs.5,890.
Karbon has launched their very affordable smartphone, the A+ Duple. The phone is sporting a 3.5-inch HVGA display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. This dual-SIM handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM. Moving on, its fitted with a standard 1300mAh battery. There is a 3 megapixel rear camera in place for capturing snaps and videos. On the connectivity front, the device supports 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. As for the storage space, it does have 4GB of onboard storage and also expansion option of up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Karbon has priced the device at Rs.3,690/- , which actually is worth the phone!
The all new Moto G from the house of Motorola has been turning heads of late. Moto G happens to be a high end phone offered at a very affordable price. Lets check what this smartphone is all about. The sturdy and well-built phone sports a 4.5 inch LCD display with HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 329ppi. The device operates on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will get an upgrade to 4.4. KitKat by January, 2014. Under the hood, its powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It packs in a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of HD video playback and capture at 720p and also a 1.2-megapixel front camera. A standout feature of the camera is that you can capture snaps by just tapping anywhere on the screen. As per the information let out, it supports 3G and HSPA+ connectivity. There is a battery of 2,070mAh powering the phone. Motorola is releasing the phone in two varients. The 8GB device is available at $179 (Rs 10,500 approx) while the 16GB is priced at $199 (approx Rs 12,000). Currently launched in the US, its slated to release in India by January 2014.
Nokia has officially announced the successor of their Lumia 520 smartphone, the all new Nokia Lumia 525. This device has improved upon one thing that its predecessor was lacking in, the RAM. Nokia has fitted in 1 GB of RAM into this device, so that you can run all your favorite apps without any lag. The phone sports a 4-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Windows 8 phone comes with the same 5-megapixel unit as seen on 520. It will be powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 chipset. On the connectivity front, ut supports Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi and GLONASS. There is 8 GB of space on the Internal memory and also a microSD slot for memory expansion upto 64 GB. The Lumia 525 is powering on a 1430 Li-Ion mAh battery which gives a backup of 8 hours when used non-stop. Nokia has launched the device in China and is expected to soon launch it in India. The phone is expected to cost an approx Rs.11,000/-
Gionee introduces their new flagship smartphone, Elife E7 to the world. This smartphone is due to launch in January 2014. The company has mainly focused on the camera aspect of the device. It features a very impressive 16 megapixel rear camera as well as a 8 megapixel front-facing camera. You can capture pics via 5 modes: Voice control, Normal, Touch, Smile and V-gesture. There are also features like auto makeup effects, intelligent scene recognition, automatic photo categorization, footprint mode among other features. Another important feature onboard is that you can wake up the phone’s screen by just double tapping the screen or simple by using the voice command function. Moving over to the specs of the phone, it sports a large 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Elife E7 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with Amigo 2.0 being the UI. The smartphone will be available in two variants. The 4G-enabled variant is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor while the 3G version gets a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800. The RAM varies depending upon the onboard storage–16GB variant gets 2GB RAM and 32GB unit will come with 3GB RAM. Both variants get the Adreno 330 GPU. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G,3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS. All of this is powering on a non-removable 2,500mAh battery, perhaps the only drawback of the phone. The 16GB variant is priced at Rs.27,699* and 32GB at Rs 32,730*.