Top 10 Tech Stories of the Day

Top Tech Stories for Aug 3, 2015

1. Samsung Galaxy A8 with inbuilt fingerprint sensor launched for Rs 32,500
Samsung has launched its slimmest smartphone till date the Galaxy A8 for Rs 32,500 in India. The smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch HD display, octa-core processor and runs Android 5.0. It is listed for pre-order on Samsung's India website.

2. Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, M5 with 13 MP front cameras unveiled
Sony has announced its new selfie centric smartphones- the Xperia C5 Ultra and M5 with front 13MP cameras with LED flash. The smartphones will be available from mid-Aug in emergying countries.

3. Windows 10 based Xiaomi Mi Pad to launch on Aug 16
A new Windows 10 OS based Xiaomi Mi Pad is expected to be launched at the company's upcoming event on Aug 16. The company is also expected to launch its next flasgship device the Mi 5 along with its latest Mi UI 7 at the event.

4. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G smartphone launched at Rs 11,100
Samsung has launched a new budget 4G smartphone in India called Galaxy Grand Prime for Rs 11,100. It has a 5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Grab yours from here.

5. Snapdeal gets $500 mln funding from Softbank, Alibaba and Foxconn
Ecommerce retailer Snapdeal has secured fresh funding of $500 million from Softbank, Alibaba and Foxconn. Snapdeal had raised approx $1 billion last year in funding, incuding $627 million from Softbank. This comes within a week of Flipkart raising $700 mln from existing investors.

6. Intex Aqua Trend with 5inch display, 13 MP camera launched for Rs 9,444
Intex has launched a budget 4G smartphone called Intex Aqua Trend for Rs 9,444. It has a 5-inch HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The USP of the device is its 13 MP rear camera with Sony sensor, LED flash.

7. Yu Yureka Plus smartphone gets a Rs 1,000 price cut
Yu Yureka Plus smartphone has received a price cut of Rs 1000 and is now available for Rs 8,999. The registrations for the next flash sale on Amazon on Aug 6 are now open.

8. Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 to go on sale tomorrow
Micromax's latest budget smartphone the Canvas Xpress 2 will go on sale tomorrow for Rs 5,999. Registrations for the device are open till mid night today. The device has a 5-inch display, 1.4GHz octa-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

9. Airtel to open 1000 stores by year end
Airtel is planning to launch 1000 company owned stores in the country December to strengthen its position in 4G market. The company aims to launch 4G services in 100 cities in India by year end.

10. OnePlus expected to launch another phone later this year
After successfully launching OnePlus 2 a few days ago, for which registrations have already crossed 1.5 million mark earlier today and are expected to touch a crazy 2 million is said to be contemplating launch of another phone by end of the year.

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news.  


By: Silky Malhotra

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