CENTRiC A1 Smartphone Launched with 5.5″ Full HD Display & Quick Charge 3.0 Support

Earlier this year, the Indian smartphone brand CENTRiC had launched four new budget smartphones – CENTRiC L1, CENTRiC P1, CENTRiC P1 Plus and CENTRiC G1. All these devices are priced under Rs. 10,000 and came with 4G VoLTE support. Now, the company is all set to launch a new smartphone called Centric A1. It is priced at Rs. 10,999 and offers unibody metal design. The smartphone will be available in Metallic Earl Grey, White & Peach Gold, Gold & Peach Gold color options.

Unlike many other smartphones in the budget segment, the CENTRiC A1 packs uncompromised specifications. It sports a 5.5-inch In-cell display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and includes Dragontrail Glass protection on the top. Under the hood, the CENTRiC A1 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) Octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded additionally up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.

On the rear of the device is a 13MP camera with PDAF, 5P lens, and dual LED flash. There is an 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash and 90-degree Field-of-View for wider selfies. The device supports dual SIM dual standby using the hybrid SIM slot. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable that is rated to give up to 15 hours of talk time and lasts up to 210 hours in standby mode. The CENTRiC A1 also supports Quick Charge 3.0 that can give 4 hours of talk time with just 10 minutes of charging.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and there is no information about the Android 8.0 Oreo update. It also includes a bunch of sensors including Gyroscope, E-Compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, and Hall sensor.

The CENTRiC A1 measures 152 x 76 x 7.8 mm and weighs 160 grams. Beneath the display are the three capacitive navigation button for back, home, and multitasking (left to right). Let us know, would you be interested in using a smartphone from a relatively new brand. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below.

Sony Xperia XZ1 gets $110 price cut in US, now available for $590

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 gets another price cut in the US and this flagship device is currently available for $589 on Amazon which is $110 lessor than its previous price. Currently, the Blue color variant is priced at $589 while the other options are available for $599.99. There is no information on how long the price cut will be implemented or till when the offer is valid so the users need to act soon to get their hands on the Xperia XZ1 for a discounted price.

Coming to the device, the Xperia XZ1 was launched a few weeks back and came with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions giving a pixel density of 424ppi with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Moreover, under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC Octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. Sony is known for making good camera smartphones and this device comes with a 19MP main sensor with EIS, F/2.0 aperture size, laser autofocus and LED flash.

It also comes with features like touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR and few other sensors. It is also capable of capturing 2160p videos at 30fps and it will be accompanied with a 13MP camera on the front for video calls and selfies which also comes with EIS and 1/3” sensor. There is a fingerprint sensor on the side to enhance the security levels and has sensors like proximity, parameter, compass and few other.

There is a non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery on the back and comes with quick charge 3.0 for fast charging. The handset is available in Black, Warm Silver, Venus Pink, and Moonlit Blue color variants. The onboard storage is limited to 64GB which can be extended up to 256GB via microSD card slot. Are you planning to get this device on discounted price? Comment in the section below and stay tuned for more news and updates.


Asus Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Max Launched in the US

Asus has added another set of smartphones in its Zenfone 4 series and this Taiwanese company has launched them in the US. The list of devices includes Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Max which will be the siblings of the 5.5-inch Zenfone 4 Max launched last month, These handsets come with different specifications which are mentioned below accordingly.

Zenfone 4 Pro

The Zenfone 4 Pro will come with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display and will have a 3600mAh battery on the back to power the handset. Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. This device will come with the dual rear camera setup with a 12MP main camera with 1/2.55” sensor along with a 16MP secondary camera with 2x fixed optical zoom.

There is a 8MP selfie camera with 1.4-micrometer pixel size and f/1.9 aperture size. Out of the box, it will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and is expected to get further updates as well. The handset is up for pre-orders at Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Newegg and the companies official website. The device will start shipping from 6th of November and will be available for $599 in Black color.

Zenfone 4

Like the Zenfone 4 Pro, this smartphone also features a 5.5” 1080p display but here an IPS LCD panel is used.to power the handset, there is a Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, It will come out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has a 3,300mAh battery to power the handset. This device also sports a dual rear camera setup sporting a 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture size for the main camera while the secondary camera comes with 120-degree wide angle lens.

There is a 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The onboard storage is 64GB which can be extended further with a microSD card slot. This handset is priced at $399 and will be available in Midnight Black and Moonlight White color variants.

Zenfone 4 Max 5.2”

We have already seen the 5.5” Zenfone 4 Max but this one sports a 5.2inch display with 720p resolution. Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. There is the 13MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear which it will be accompanied with 8MP selfie camera. It will come out of the box with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

The device will be sporting a 4100 mAh battery and is priced at $169 and will be available only in the Black color variant. The smartphone will be released on 3rd of November and will be available for pre-order via Amazon, B&H, Best Buy and Newegg. Are you planning to get any of these devices? Comment in the section below and stay tuned for more!


AT&T Starts sending New Update to Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

The service provider AT&T has started sending a new update to its laster years S series flagship devices. The Galaxy S7 along with the Galaxy S7 Edge are getting new updates with a version G930AUCS4BQJ2 and G935AUCS4BQJ2 respectively which also includes security patch for the month of October. These updates will also bring few bug fixes and also the BlueBorne vulnerability which allows attackers to control the smartphone via Bluetooth even if it is not in discoverable mode.

The rollout is heading to your device via OTA (Over the Air) and if you have not received it yet, you can always head to the settings of the device and check for the update manually. If the update is available, you need to download it before installing. Make sure that you back up your data and the charge on the device is more than 50 percent before you start the installation process. The size of the update is 135MB which is small compared to other updates.

Coming to the Galaxy S7, the came with a 5.1 inches display with Always-on-display and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top. Under the hood, it packs an Exynos 8890 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. There is a 12MP main camera sensor on the rear with OIS and LED flash while on the front we can see a 5MP camera for video calls and selfies. On the rear, there is a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery and has onboard storage of 32GB/64GB which can be extended further via microSD card slot.

The Galaxy S7 Edge came with a bigger 5.5-inch display and has a display at the edge and rest all specifications ate similar to its sibling excluding battery as the S7 Edge sported a 3600mAh non-removable battery. Do you own any of these devices? Did you receive the update? Comment in the section below and stay tuned for more news and updates.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) to be released in US on November 1st for $229.99

The South Korean Gian has announced that the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is ready to head to the US and it will be released on 1st of November for $229.99. This tab will be available in Black and Silver color variants and can be bought from Samsung’s official online store. Moreover, the device comes with a sleek metallic frame and the rounded edges for a comfortable grip.

Well, the Galaxy Tab 8.0 (2017) offers 8.0 (1280 x 800) display with 480 nits and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It will come out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and might get further updates later. The onboard storage is limited to 32Gb which can be extended further up to a maximum of 256GB via MicroSD card slot.

“At Samsung, we constantly work to deliver meaningful innovation that delights our customers and meets their unique needs,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president and general manager of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “The Galaxy Tab A is designed for parents and kids. It’s the tablet that’s just as easy to take on the go or curl up with on the couch, with long-lasting battery life to get the whole family through the day.

On the back, we can find a 8MP AF rear facing the camera with flash which will be accompanied with a 5MP on the front for video calling. It will be bundled with tons of content that includes Kids Mode features along with many games and videos titles from the LEGO group. With the purchase of this device, the users can get three months of free subscription. Of YouTube Red providing an uninterrupted viewing experience which is free of adds.

The users can also get the options like Parental Controls by which the parents can set limits on the usage and the type of content to create a safe environment. There is a 5000mAh battery to power the device which is rated to deliver 14 hours of charge on a single charge. Are you planning to get this device? Do comment in the section below and stay tuned for more!