Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan


12 things about the upcoming iPhone 12 you should know

12 things about the upcoming iPhone 12 you should know

We’re already past the first week of September and on the verge of closing the second week; there is no hint of a new iPhone yet. Apple traditionally unveils new iPhones during the first couple of weeks of September with the phones retailing soon after. This year, owing to the global pandemic that has compelled many other companies to push back launch dates for their devices, iPhone 12 unveiling is impacted as well.

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Xbox Series X and Series S – What do new gaming consoles promise

Xbox Series X and Series S – What do new gaming consoles promise

The next generation of Xbox gaming consoles will hit the market in time for the 2020 holiday season and they promise a lot in an overall package. Xbox Series X and the Series S consoles are slated for November 10 release with pre-orders scheduled to start from September 22. Both these consoles will bring next-gen graphics and performance for all types of gamers – even though one packs more punch than the other and comes at a premium price obviously. That’s because Microsoft is continuing its strategy of having separate models for budget buyers and ones who don’t mind the extra cash for a premium variant.

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Forthcoming smartphone powerhouses of 2020 you cannot deny

Forthcoming smartphone powerhouses of 2020 you cannot deny

Smartphones roll out like candies these days, it thus becomes difficult to keep a tab on what’s coming in the near future. When you are searching for a premium device that has superior design, peak performance, impressive camera setup, or an overall smooth experience – it’s better to be acquainted with the smartphones that can be the game-changers. If you are planning to buy a smartphone in the holiday season, you must give these upcoming phones a thought. These are all unique in their own right - some have a good mix of everything, others present pure hardware performance, and a few boast a future-forward, trend-setting design.

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Finest gadgets coming out of IFA 2020

Finest gadgets coming out of IFA 2020

Held in Berlin, IFA acronym for Internationale Funkausstellung is the biggest consumer electronics show in Europe. Often seen as a warm-up for the CES in Las Vegas, IFA is also important because it reveals gadgets we are going to buy during the holiday season. Traditionally the event is attended by thousands, who flock to Berlin to get a glimpse of new TVs, smart home tech, smartphones, and more revealed here.

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BlackBerry 5G phone coming in 2021 with security and design at the forefront

BlackBerry 5G phone coming in 2021 with security and design at the forefront

Once the desire of every tech enthusiast, BlackBerry vanished from the scene gradually owing to its lack of design innovation and failing to understand the evolution of consumer-driven market trends. A major contributing factor to its downfall was not being flexible enough to evolve the QWERTY keyboard design in times when the likes of Apple advanced to the full touchscreen interface.

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Xperia 5 II: What you need to know about Sony’s new 2020 flagship

Xperia 5 II: What you need to know about Sony’s new 2020 flagship

Sony Xperia 1 II launched earlier this year and it is still finding a footing for itself, which has not been easy courtesy the huge asking price. Turns out the company is already prepping up another flagship for the year and it shall be here next month. Of course, you can guess that - it’s that time of the year when Sony launches a new phone. It brought the Xperia 5 to the IFA last year, now that IFA 2020 is not its usual self, Sony is skipping the consumer electronics show in Berlin in favor of its own online event on September 17 to announce the Xperia 5 II.

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PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which way will the scale tip

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which way will the scale tip

The gaming console war is heating up again with the two big guns all set to release their iterations in the coming months. Already the anticipation for the two is off the charts as the holiday season is fast approaching and the available information is adding to the excitement. Given what information is available in the public domain, let’s see how the two consoles stack up against each other and which one is the better option.

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Lower-cost Apple Watch SE is just around the corner – what we know

Lower-cost Apple Watch SE is just around the corner – what we know

Apple Watch is by far the finest smartwatches on the block. With all sorts of health features and a design to vouch for, it is pretty much a deal. Currently, only Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 3 are available on the market. While the former is a top of the line offering, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the more affordable version with somewhat dated design.

This year, Apple is rumored to be working on the Series 6, which will be the finest watch yet. What’s for the masses – you can argue Apple doesn’t care much, however, the Cupertino giant is likely to also release an Apple Watch SE on the lines of iPhone SE (2020) with an older design and innards to impress, but it may only land sometime early next year.

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Best mid-range phones worth your money in 2020

Best mid-range phones worth your money in 2020

Buying a mid-range phone that hits all the right notes can be a mind-bending tasks these days, given the amount of competition in the segment. The stakes are high in this particular smartphone market that ranges anywhere between $300 - $600 depending on a device and variants, if any.

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Motorola Razr 2 may impress little and fold up

Motorola Razr 2 may impress little and fold up

Motorola failed to impress the foldable display phone takers in its first attempt. The Lenovo-owned company is now slated to redo it, better this time, by flipping the smartphone experience again at the virtual hardware event lined up for September 9, 2020. The Chicago-based phone maker is expected to release the successor to the 2019’s most anticipated foldable phone – Motorola Razr in Motorola Razr 2 or Motorola Razr 5G, as it is likely to be called.

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IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

2020 is not like any other year in the past. The global pandemic we are reeling under has changed the way we perceive life. In all the gloom, technology has been a ray of hope for connectivity, entertainment, and more. 2020 is the year when remote working and learning have really kicked off and medicine is touching new highs. We cannot predict how the world will change hereafter, for what we can do is, find the new normal and rebound back.

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Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Google has been trying to hit the right balance between form and function with its Pixel phones ever since the debut of Pixel and Pixel XL. While they excel in certain dimensions, a few shortcomings have let them down. Recently, Google has made certain moves that has stirred the internet and put experts into thinking about the company’s loss of faith in Pixel 4. Though Pixel 5 is on the charts - retiring the Pixel 4 and 4 XL even before the 2020 flagship has put a foot in the door - there has to be some kind of strategic brilliance or probably a move to rectify the bad decisions made in the past.

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