BENGALURU: LG Electronics has launched two smartphones catering to two different price brackets. Its G4 Stylus smartphone is priced at Rs 24,990, while the LG Max is priced at Rs 10,990.
The G4 Stylus flaunts a bigger display and comes bundled with LG’s Rubberdium stylus and is powered by a 1.2GHz Quadcore processor and a 1GB RAM unit.
It has a 5.5-inch display and a 16 GB internal memory expandable using a micro-SD slot. The phablet also features a 13 MP rear camera with laser autofocus, 5 MP selfie camera, and a removable 3,000 mAh battery. Based on the Android Lollipop platform, it supports dual-SIM cards and has 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity.
Given its features and the inclusion of the rubber-tipped stylus, which can be used for drawing and note-taking on the device, some reports indicate that it could be aimed to rival OnePlus One (64 GB),Asus Zenfone 2, HTC Desire 826 and Samsung Galaxy A7.
Targeting the mid-segment, the latest 3G smartphone LG Max is first to arrive in India much ahead of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. A dual-SIM phone, it is a variant to the last year’s launch by the company under the moniker L Bello.
While the single-SIM variant is not available in the country, the phone features a larger display at 5-inches and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. But the best features are in the camera. It has an 8 MP rear camera while there is a 5 MP front-facing camera. Selfie features include Gesture Shot and Selfie Flash. Gesture Shot allows selfies without pressing buttons and Selfie Flash turns the phone’s display into a soft flash for portraits.
New Updates for WhatsApp (Android)
WhatsApp has added a many new features to its upcoming version v2.12.194 for Android. With this update you can mark conversations as unread so that it will give you a visual reminder in case want to respond to your contacts. This feature doesn’t switch the status for sender and only makes changes at the receiver’s end. With the Custom Notifications in chat settings, you can mute conversations. Custom Notifications of tones, vibration length, light and pop-up notifications, call ringtone as per contact or group can also be done. WhatsApp claims that new update will allow users to set low data usage on voice calls. It will also allow users to check the amount of data sent out and received by WhatsApp. The options, ‘Google Drive backup bytes sent’ and ‘Google Drive backup bytes received’ suggest that it will be soon integrate with Google Drive. The updates are yet to reach Google Play but can be downloaded from www.whatsapp.com/android.
Another app for couples, it helps you keep in touch with your partner, whether you live together or apart. Created by ex-Googlers, Avocado is helps couples stay closer and organise their lives better. The user experience is intimate. This app lets you collaborate and communicate easily on day-to-day stuff. You can set up to-do lists and get instant sync on crossed-out items, exchange notes and memos, keep your Google calendars updated and synced. There is a sketch pad in the app so you can doodle your photos or start over with a blank canvas. You can also send hugs.