Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan

Bharat is an associate writer responsible for weekend columns on SlashGear. Previously he writes for Bennett Coleman and Co (Times Group) publications. He earns a master of economics from the University of Delhi. Email

Five coolest smartphones in 2021 thus far

Five coolest smartphones in 2021 thus far

Buying a smartphone can be a tricky decision, especially when the options are virtually limitless. Which is the best smartphone for 2021 depends entirely on the user’s needs and preferences, and this narrows down the choices to a handful of devices that have proven their mettle in the last few months.

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iPhone Flip rumors – everything we know so far

iPhone Flip rumors – everything we know so far

Apple is scheduled to launch a new iPhone series in the fall event next month. Rumors strongly indicate this will be the iPhone 13 lineup. Fanboys may have held their hopes high to see the announcement of a foldable iPhone, but that’s not going to transpire anytime soon. The Cupertino tech giant is still far from introducing something in this form factor. Even though its fiercest competitor Samsung has just ousted two new foldable phones: one each in Flip and Fold designs.

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What is Apple cooking up for its fall party

What is Apple cooking up for its fall party

Apple events are not ordinary. An Apple fanboy or not, you are intrigued to know what the Cupertino giant is cooking. Apple has already had two events in the spring and summer of 2021, and a range of devices and software updates have rolled out. All eyes are now set at the second half of the year when Apple will throw the next big party; the hardware event for 2021. There is no official date for the event yet or any clarification on whether there will be one or two events this fall.

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Google Pixel 6 series: Big highlights that make it a fierce competitor

Google Pixel 6 series: Big highlights that make it a fierce competitor

It’s August, that time of the year when Google’s upcoming Pixel lineup starts trending within the tech community. After much speculation, leaks and rumors that eventually precede a smartphone release, Google has officially teased the Pixel 6 series. Yes, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are all set for a release later this year.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 is on the way – how it compares to Z Fold 2

Galaxy Z Fold 3 is on the way – how it compares to Z Fold 2

Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the most anticipated announcement at the Galaxy Unpacked on August 11, 2021. The foldable phone is touted as the most practical iteration of a foldable smartphone and is expected to be a significant improvement over its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 released last year in September.

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Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Troubled by the past, how much will it evolve

Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Troubled by the past, how much will it evolve

Foldable smartphones have come of age in the last two years or so but when they started out, the first iterations of almost all makers fell flat on their faces. This is true to the first Surface Duo as well. It was Microsoft’s premier in the Android market alright, but software integration was far from the biggest glitch. The hardware of the dual-screen phone, when it launched in 2020, was pretty dated; considering the pace with which smartphones update to the latest in hardware tech.

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The best portable projectors for 2021

The best portable projectors for 2021

We love the idea of casting a large screen whether it’s to binge-watch a series over the weekend, deliver business presentations during the weekdays, or project photos from the smartphone anytime in between. These conveniences grow manifold with the portable projectors that are mini-sized to fit right into your backpack and transform any surface into a large screen, ideally 100-inch plus, without any hassle.

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OnePlus Buds Pro are here, should you buy or ditch

OnePlus Buds Pro are here, should you buy or ditch

The OnePlus Buds Pro have been finally launched. The company bills it as the “most advanced listening device” in the portfolio that now adds the third set of TWS earbuds. The advanced earbuds have been revealed alongside the OnePlus Nord 2 and there’s enough reason to be excited.

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Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Vigorous exercising, especially running, has well-described benefits. Whether you run to sweat or meet your fitness goals; tracking and monitoring your pace, distance and health is important. Running watches are an optimal and convenient way to monitor your daily regime. These smartwatches are specially made to be worn while running, whether indoors or outdoors, and to track associated metrics including time, speed, distance and in some cases even heart rate, O2 levels and sleep.

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With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

Netflix is already at the top of the line when we talk of streaming entertainment services across the globe. It enjoys a massive community of more than 200 million users, although it may seem a big number, Netflix has been underperforming by its own standards, in terms of new subscribers added to the platform during the last couple of years.

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Google Pixel 5a distinctly closer to launch, full details

Google Pixel 5a distinctly closer to launch, full details

FCC filing for a number of smartphone models assigned to Google’s forthcoming mid-ranger have recently appeared. When an upcoming phone makes it through FCC certification, it becomes evident that its release date is just around the corner. Even though the database doesn’t divulge much in context to specs, it does suggest that the phone is Pixel 5a 5G and its launch is imminent.

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Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

The tech community was expecting a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch but on July 6 an OLED model was announced as the fourth major release of the handheld console. Called Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the new version of Nintendo handheld game console is a bit of a subjective choice depending on whether you already own the Switch or you’re a first-time user of a handheld console.

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