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List of top 5 android mobiles under INR 18,000

Mobile phones are a necessity of this generation and replacing the phone with changing technology has become a fashion among youngsters. You can expect to have a minimum of 2GB RAM, decent gaming support and a good camera apart from all basic features in a mobile under INR 18,000. We have listed the top 5 mobile brand offering the best features in an affordable rate.

One Plus X

One Plus X

A new generation phone reflecting the fast, smooth and powerful technology. This mobile is in great demand for its power efficiency.

  • OS : Android 5.1
  • Display: 1080 *1920 pixel, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,525mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 138

Moto X 2nd Generation

Beautifully contoured, highly customizable is considered the smartest of phones and highly in demand for its frequent hand free up gradation module.

Moto X 2nd Generation

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches AMOLED
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G
  • Weight: 144g
    Cons about this phone are its battery inefficiency and non expandable memory.

HTC Desire 826

Released in March 2015, this phone got famous for its high end revolutionary camera that clicks amazing pictures in low light.

HTC Desire 826

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch Super LCD3
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7GHz & quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 13MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 183g

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL

This phone is a marvel of engineering and craftsmanship with unprecedented performance, seamless and intuitive UI and sharp vision to give you the best Smartphone experience.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Body: 164.6 x 84 x 10.6 mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 616
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM: 4G

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Another electronic with waterproof and dustproof range from Sony Corporation, has made its name in the Smartphone category.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1280 x 720 pixels, 5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz + 1 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Quad Core 64bit
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,400mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • Weight: 136g

Cons of this phone are its battery and display in efficiency.
Enjoy the range of top five smart phones in your budget. These phones have received positive feedback in the Indian market for its amazing features coupled with highly engineered outlook.

Review of OnePlus One 64GB – Flagship Smartphone of OnePlus

OnePlus One 64GB Introduction

The Chinese manufacturer OnePlus launched the OnePlus One smartphone last year in the month of June and was nicknamed as the “flagship killer” because of the host of features it provided to its users at a mouthwatering price. OnePlus One is the best smartphone as it is available in the market even if its updated versions are launched by its manufacturers as the smartphone still delivers amazing and performance which is at par with high-cost flagship phones by another manufacturer. OnePlus was launched with 5.5 inches LTPS LCD touchscreen powered by Quad-core Snapdragon processor with an amazing 3GB RAM. Initially, the phone was available online and could be purchased by using invites, but now it’s open for everyone to is purchased. The phone also features like the CyanogenMod, which gives the device an ability to run different types of operating system.

OnePlus One

Design Specifications

The phone is really big in appearance and seems really stylish when seen from the front. While the front is straight the back panel of the phone is slightly curved, the three soft buttons present at the bottom of the front screen are nearly invisible unless they are lit. Except the front side of the phone, all other sides are covered with a unique material that gives a matte appearance but is not very aesthetic. The matte type finish makes a good grip when using the phone but lacks comfort. The camera with LED flashlight is provided at the center of the back panel, the power button is provided to the right while the volume buttons are provided to the left of the phone. MicroUSB port is provided at the bottom of the phone and the SIM card slot comes with a unique design that allows the user to use either Nano-SIM or a Micro-SIM.

OnePlus One 64GB

The phone is really big as its dimensions are 6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in, making it really hard to use with a single hand. The phone is ranged between moderate to heavy w.r.t. weight as it weighs 162 grams (or 5.71 Oz). The phone is available in two colors, Silk White, and Sandstone Black.

Display Features

One Plus One features with 5.5 inches LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors providing a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone has around 401 pixels per inch, thus producing very beautiful and vibrant colors while the display is also multi-touch enabled. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes it scratch resistant, but we observed that it attracted a lot of fingerprints and grime. There is no problem associated with the viewing angles and color reproduction. The display of OnePlus is really crisp and sharp, and so will catch your attention instantly.

Memory Storage

The OnePlus One comes in 16GB and 64GB models, and the internal memory cannot be increased as it doesn’t have any MicroSD Card slot. The phone comes with a 3 GB RAM, which makes it a really powerful device.

Processor Performance Review

The OnePlus One is powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Chipset torqued with a 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core processor. The processor is really powerful while backed with a 3 GB RAM, there are no issues related to performance. We did not observe any lag or delayed touch response when playing heavily encoded 1080p videos and there were no tearing and glitches. Heavy games, like Asphalt 8, ran smoothly, all credits to the powerful Adreno 330 GPU, and there was no lag observed of any kind. The benchmark tests done on the phone placed it at par with flagship phones like that of Samsung, HTC, and Sony.

Camera Features

The OnePlus One is provided with a 13 MP primary camera providing 4128 x 3096 pixels and having functions like autofocus, dual-LED flash and check quality. The secondary camera is provided with a 5 MP camera having 1080p@30fps quality. Full HD Videos are recorded with the phone with options of recording at 2160p@30fps, 2160p (DCI) @24fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps video quality. The video recording also features HDR, stereo sound rec. and check quality. The primary camera has other features that include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR mode.

Review of OnePlus One

The camera works brilliantly as the image it captures are of a very good quality and have a lot of details, the only problem we found out in the camera was the focus sensitivity, as it took a lot of time to focus on various objects. The camera works mediocrely in dim lights as the image it captures lack details and possesses a lot of noises. Video recording can be done in 4K definition thus providing ultra HD quality videos.

Battery Backup Life

The OnePlus One phone is powered with a 3100 mAh non-removable Li-PO battery and can deliver up to one and half day on standby mode. The battery performs a little less when compared to another flagship phone on the benchmark tests done on the battery.

Technology Aspects

The phone runs on unique CyanogenMod 12 on which Android OS can also be used. The Cyanogen Mod gives the users a better control over the phone as it provides very detailed customization options. The Mod gives users the ability to change or modify almost each and every aspect of the phone like the temperature of screen color and shortcuts and widgets present on the screen. The themes showcase feature present in the Mod allows users to buy additional themes for the certain fixed amount of money. The best feature of this Mod is the gesture controls using which users can perform various tasks by just drawing certain pattern over the screen.

Overall Review Conclusion

OnePlus One is the best smartphone present in the market in its category and offers amazing specs at mouth watering prices. The Price of OnePlus One in India is between 15-20k on making it one of the best in the category. The speaker quality is really great as it produces very clear and crisp sound and has facilities like portable hotspot, document viewer, photo viewer/editor and call blocking features. The phone has received a feature score of 88 on Pricejugaad.com which is an excellent score and has received 67 on the reviews score that gives this phone a positive outlook. While no change in the price trends is predicted by Pricejugaad in future months so if you are planning to buy this phone then now is the time.

Foot Note – Being a blogger & technology enthusiasts, I usually keep myself updated with the latest trends in mobile technology, with new models and their performance in the market. I have found OnePlus One as a revolutionary trendsetter for China make in India and therefore, it inspired me to share about the gadget in my blog. I hope, my article would have helped you. Do share your comments to keep me inspired.

What to expect from LG G5

LG has always try to put in some extra effort to get a respectable place in the market. It will be unfair to say that it hasn’t any reputation as of now. LG G4 that was released almost five months ago was a great success and the launch of LG G5 is nearing by. So, if you are anxious about what is there in LG G5 then some of your quarries will be answered.

LG G5

Launch

LG G5 is reportedly scheduled to be launched in 2016. However, there is no official confirmation on the same. Rumors have suggested that LG G5 is all but ready and going through final phase of testing before production.

Specifications

Many new features are to be added in LG and G5 is expected to be phone of extreme good features. The rumors are suggesting that the phone will come with Fingerprint Scanner. LG has always shown the intent to make some technical advancement in recent times and if rumors are to believed, LG is trying to launch Iris Scanner as well. However, there has been no confirmation at all. The other major thing that LG may bring on to G5 is the all metal body. LG is trying hard to make an impact and the all metal would be ideal for G5. The phone is expected to have the display size of 5.5 inches. The QHD screen should be another boost for LG G5. The 4K resolution could be the game changer for LG G5. However, there are reports that suggest that LG is working toward edges to give the phone smoother and sleeker look. There is no confirmation on how it will be implemented. The another thing that LG would love to improve with G5 is battery life. LG is trying to improve the performance and introduce the 4K screen with high battery back up. Poor battery leads to lower performance and hassle. However, resources bave mentioned that LG is planning for good battery for G5. Apart from it, there are few more changes expected from LG G5. The design of the screen is rumored to be compact. The camera performance is something that can be bettered. On the other hand, there will be apps in the phone with higher utilization as per the resources. However, every specification is based upon the rumors or the leaked information. The LG G5 ia going to be a phone that will be anticipated in market considering the huge amount of expectations.

Market Analysis

The smartphone market is going through a transition and more features are expected from every single launch. LG G5 has to make some real improvement in the phone as compare to Galaxy s7 to take out a good share in the market.

Even though LG has not announced any official information about so called G5 but the rumors have generated enough interest in the market. However, more information will be revealed as the time progresses.

5 Best Basic Phones in India

Not everyone wants to join the smartphone bandwagon or is in a race to own the newly launched smartphone upped with amazing features. Many people today and particularly, the older generation find difficulty in handling the smartphones launched today either because they are touch based or because of their operating system. Couple it with the functions they come packed with, which further confuses them. If you too are one of them, you will know the struggle of finding that one basic phone which caters to your simple needs carefully. Here is a list which will help you deciding on which phone to buy and close the deal:

1) Karbonn K111+

Karbonn K111+

Karbonn mobiles launched in the year 2009 and since then have produced good quality phones at affordable price tags. Karbonn K111+ is one such offering of theirs. It’s a perfect option for those who want a basic phone which handles their business as well as personal life. It is a dual SIM phone and is 2.4 inches which will fit in your hand easily. It even has a 1.3 mega pixel primary camera in case you want to capture and send a document over to someone. It also supports micro SD cards for storing up to 8GB of external data.

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2) Nokia 105

Nokia 105

Nokia 105 is a popular option among those who want a basic phone which has good looks. It is available in two colors i.e. Cyan and Black. It’s priced at Rs.1103.The phone is extremely light-weight with a weight of just 70 grams. It also has a flash light which is a super useful feature. It has a screen size of 1.45 inches and screen resolution of 128×128 pixels. It has an internal memory of 8MB with 384 KB RAM which is pretty good for a basic phone. The phone offer decent sound quality with inbuilt loud speakers. However you will need a mini SIM to use it. By availing shopclues coupons available on CashKaro.com, you can make it yours at an even lower price with the bonus of cashback.

3) Nokia 220

Nokia 220

If you can up your budget a bit more above Rs.2000, the stylish looking Nokia 220 will be a good choice. The screen has a size of 6.1 cm which makes for a comfortable viewing. The display resolution is 320×240 pixels with a pixel density of 167 ppi. It also has a good 2 mega pixel primary camera. It has an internal RAM of 8GB which can expanded up to 32GB to handle your ever growing storage needs. The phone provides a talk time of up to 15 hours. With the Bluetooth connectivity in it, you can share your data easily.

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4) Nokia 130

Nokia 130

Yes! Nokia again! Nokia delivers an impressive quality when it comes ot basic phones and gives a lot of options to choose from.Released more than a year back, Nokia 130 still continues to rule the market. With a weight of 68.9 grams, it makes for an ultra-feather light option to hold in hand conveniently.It has a battery capacity of 1020 mAhwhich gives atalk time of around 13 hours. This means long chats without interruptions.

Read More: What to expect from LG G5

5) Micromax X090

Micromax X090

Micromax has released a string of power packed phones recently which have sold quickly. However it also has some basic phones which are ideal for those who don’t expect much from their phones. One such basic phone from their brand is Micromax X090.It has a 1.8 inch screen with an alphanumeric keypad. The primary camera has 0.08MPwith a resolution of 352×288 pixels. The storage can be expanded up to 8GB which is quite decent.

Don’t Miss it: Samsung Galaxy S6

Rounding up the best business phones of 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6

Currently the king of the Android Empire. The S6 is an easy pick overall, it’s arguably the fastest smartphone on the market right now, with a stunning a display and a premium metal-and-glass design. However, what makes it a great business (and personal) phone are the productivity-boosting tools and features, split-screen multitasking, and S Finder, which assists you in finding everything that’s in your phone. Click Here to get the Best Price of Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung recently upgraded the fingerprint reader to improve security. And improve they did. It is now as reliable as Apple’s Touch ID scanner found on the iPhone 6. Finally, Samsung’s Knox security suite segregates personal and work apps to keep your business and personal data private. And with the very attractive Samsung S6 price from iiNet, you’ll getgreat bargain and coverage with cutting-edge technology.

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Key features:

  • Fast performance
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Split-screen multitasking
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Samsung Knox

Galaxy Note 5

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is making the rounds in the online arena. The newest note boasts a very big screen at 5.7 inch display – and that my friend makes it an awesome business partner. It is the sleekest stylus-equipped jumbo-screen smartphone that Samsung has ever created. Its big screen gives you a lot of room to multitask – so long as you can handle a smartphone with an exceptionally big screen.

It stands out with its nifty stylus, which offers greater flexibility and pressure sensitivity than last year’s model. It also has a finger scanner for increased security, and a longer battery life to boot. Click Here to get the Best Price of Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Key features:

  • Fast performance
  • Large display
  • Built-in stylus
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Split-screen multitasking
  • Long battery life

iPhone 6 Plus

Jump into the wagon. If you’re an iOS paramour and a fan of the Apple mobile experience, then iPhone 6 Plus is the perfect business phone for you. It sports a wide, 5.5-inch display that dwarfs previous iPhone models that has a 4-inch screen, including the 4.7 –inch for iPhone 6. This means all the good things for businesspersons, since the big display gives you more space for your tasks like editing and viewing large documents.

iPhone 6 Plus
The phone offers unmatched performance and excellent selection of free and premium apps that most iOS users came to love about Apple. The Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button is a big advantage for security-minder business users. Moreover, it sports better battery life than previous iPhone models. Click Here to get the Best Price of Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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Key features:

  • Fast performance
  • Large display
  • Thin and light design
  • Long battery life
  • Fingerprint reader
  • iOS 8 operating system (9 coming soon).

Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)
If you want a pure Android experience in a business phone without the extra clutter, then Motorola Moto X is the right partner for you. This 5.2-inch wonder isn’t simply the best smartphone for Android fans; it’s also packed with a healthy amount of productivity-boosting features that many phones lack. This includes always-listening voice commands; allowing you to save a note, add a calendar entry, set reminder, or alarm without touching the device. Click Here to get the Best Price of Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)

Key features:

  • Fast performance
  • Thin and light design
  • Touchless controls
  • Stock Android
  • Long battery life

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Xperia Z3 leaked; New specs and designs alleged

Xperia Z3

It has been just a couple of months since the launch of Xperia Z2, but images of the Xperia Z3 have been flooding the internet size. Expectations are like that on a hill top; because the previous smartphones listed under the Xperia ‘Z’ series like the Z, Z Ultra, and Z2 are amongst the best all-rounder. They all have a great camera, which the other smartphones from other manufacturers lacked in, and are equipped with high-end hardware.
Leaks show the following information about the new so-called flagship by Sony –

Design and Body- Xperia Z3 is supposed to be different by body and design than its predecessors. The leaked images reveal that Sony is trimming the phone in terms of width thus making it sleeker and lighter.
The phone’s back panel will be covered by a hard glass, which will protect the back of the phone from scratches and enable water proof and dust proof capabilities. The phone thus, will be IP67 certified.

Processor- Sony’s flagship devices are powered by the most recently launched high-end processors. So we might see it packed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 or 810 chipset. The chipset has a 64-bit architecture, so it will support more amounts of hardware components on the numbers. The Z3 most probably will feature the above listed chipset, if not so, will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 upgraded, over clocked or refined version.

RAM- As explained above, inclusion of 64-bit chipset will allow more amount of RAM to be pushed into the slots. 3GB RAM is likely to be seen.

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Camera- This is one of the key selling points of Sony devices. But, this year, the Sony- camera fans can face disappointment as sources are telling that the Z3 will feature the same camera as that of Z2 i.e. 20.7MP.
While Sony might give it an upgrade or so by adding some additional hardware upgrade which will enhance its shooting capability.
Front camera will take sharp and crisp images at 5MP selfie-camera. Also, a front flash will be provided.

Display- Display is the specialty of Sony. Z3 will feature a 5.2- inch Q HD IPS display, with a resolution of 2560×1440 and a pixel density of around 543ppi and will be enhanced by Sony’s tri luminous technology and Sony Bravia Engine. Color reproduction will thus be accurate and viewing angles will be good.
The display will be protected by Gorilla Glass 3, keeping your panel scratch free.

Battery- To power the processor and vivid display, a large battery will be required. 4000 mAh will be decent to juice the phone for a day’s heavy usage.

Operating System- The phone will be powered by latest Android version will is until now Android L and will be themed by Sony, thanks to the open source nature of Android OS.

GPU- Final consumers will be able to high-end games without any lag, thanking to the Adreno 340 GPU.

Connectivity- Xperia Z3 will let users to browse at high- speeds, with support of 4G network. Other means include NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 etc.

Start Getting Ready For Latest From Samsung That Is Samsung Galaxy S6

As soon as Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched it was quite clear that Samsung is in no mood to sit back and relax. With so many advanced features and elegant design the company managed to garner a very good response for galaxy S5.

Now it has been few months since this launch happened there are many people and smart phone analysts who have started taking about Samsung Galaxy S6 which is going to be the upcoming smart phone from Samsung.
After S5 everybody was thinking about latest range of Samsung wearable tech devices such as eye wear and advanced smart watch. Here are some interesting points about Samsung Galaxy S6 and the latest wearable tech from the company.Samsung Galaxy S6 is available in various stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, PayTM etc. and the Current price of Samsung Galaxy S6 is Rs 30,000 ..

Samsung Galaxy S6

This Time It Is Going To Be A Future Generation SmartPhone

Samsung company officials are putting loads of hard work so that they can come up with a future generation smart phone. This is the reason there are many smart phone analysts who are expecting a 4K HD display screen.

The screen size is rumored to be between 5.2 to 5.5 inches. Users can also expect a totally scratch resistant screen along with advanced and special corning gorilla glass protection. It really sounds interesting and good when you hear that your smart phone is going to be totally scratch resistant and the screen will be made from special material.

With so many amazing features and beautiful design to offer this time Samsung is going to make it an awesome affair. Initially it was thought that October 2014 is going to be the launch date for this smart phone but then it has been postponed to February, 2015.

Read More: Xperia Z3 New Spec

Every Analyst Is Expecting A 64-Bit Processor This Time

There are strong rumors that Apple is planning to come with a 64-bit processor with iphone 6 and Samsung seems to be going into the same direction and is planning to launch Samsung Galaxy S6 with a 64-bit processor. This processor is going to have a speed of 4 MHz and it might be an octa core processor.

With so much powerful processor configuration there is going to be an icing on the cake by adding 4 GB RAM. All these features means playing those 3D HD games is going to be a smooth and breezy affair. As far as price is concerned Samsung is planning to keep its price in the range of $750 to $750 and this price might come down a bit as soon as the sales are going to pick up or if you are able to find some additional discount from your smart phone retailer.

When we talk about advanced smart phone we must talk about the Camera and battery specification. Well the same is being discussed in the following section which is dedicated to battery and camera.
A 3300 mAh Battery And 20 Mega Pixel Special Cameras Might Be There

Samsung is planning to add a powerful 3300 mAh battery with Samsung Galaxy S6 and it is going to be a Li-on battery and will last for one and half day depending upon how aggressively you use your smart phone. With Android operating system battery has always been a concern and this time Samsung is planning to add a powerful battery so that you can enjoy it for longer period of time.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Now let us talk about Camera, galaxy S6 will come up with a 20 mega pixel rear camera with dual LED flash and there is going to be a 6 mega pixel front camera. It clearly means that the company is not leaving any stone unturned with any of the features. It will definitely please every category of customers and they will definitely like this smart phone.

Memory is another most important that every smartphone manufacturer is trying to improve and with Samsung Galaxy S6 there are chances that 128 in-built memory will be introduced. This much memory is enough for storing large amount of data, files, music, videos and movies as well as apps.

Read More: Xperia Z3 New Spec

As far as mobile operating system is concerned galaxy S6 is planned to come up with Android 5.0 that is Lollipop mobile operating system or the company might step a little ahead and introduce Android 6.0 that is Milkshake mobile operating system with this smart phone.

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Apart from everything that has been mentioned above some more elegant features are expected to be added and some of them are listed as below. Along with S6 launch the company has also laid out a plan to launch wearable tech league of gadgets. All this is being planned after company managed to garner a tremendous response for its smart watch. According to the latest estimates the company has managed to sold about 1 million smart watches all over the world. Along with smart watch this time the company might also shell out eye wear. As Google is moving ahead aggressively into this direction the Samsung company is also trying to develop an advanced level of eye wear this time.-

A wide range of sensors such as accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, heart rate sensor and many more such excellent options.

Users can also expect Samsung to add pre-loaded apps and features such as predictive text input, Google Maps, Voice based Google Search, Gmail, YouTube Downloader, and Cloud Storage up to 50 GB.

The chipset that we discussed above is going to be an Octa-core Exynos chip and this will the first galaxy series smart phone that will come up with this special and unique chip. All these features will definitely take Samsung to next level.