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

OnePlus 8T coming October 14 – should you be excited?

OnePlus 8T coming October 14 – should you be excited?

So much is happening lately behind closed doors at OnePlus that it is hard to keep a tab of. OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 is rolling out for the flagship series and preparations for the successor to OnePlus 8 series – the OnePlus 8T is making all the headlines. No doubt OnePlus is in the limelight, it is the most valued Android brand out there fancied by tech enthusiasts. So, what improvements will the upcoming OnePlus 8T bring over the OnePlus 8 now that the official launch date of October 14 (just a day after the rumored Apple 12 series launch) is already confirmed?

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: How do they compare

Apple Watch Series 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: How do they compare

Apple Watch Series 6, the latest smartwatch with upgraded health monitoring features has landed. It is already being reckoned as the finest iteration of a smartwatch that has everything from looks to features and power to run it all. Samsung on the other hand with its Galaxy Watch 3 is shaping up as a worthy rival for the new Apple Watch. Both the watches will appeal to a different set of people, considering iPhone users will prefer the Apple Watch 6 and Android users don’t have an option to use the Apple Watch, leaving them to settle for the Galaxy Watch 3. The latter shouldn’t be counted out at least when we know iPhone users have an option to pair with the Samsung watch.

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LG Wing 5G vs Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: Should you swivel or continue to fold

LG Wing 5G vs Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: Should you swivel or continue to fold

Foldable and dual-screen phones have come a long way but there hasn’t been too much that has changed intrinsically. LG is bent at making heads turn with its new Wing 5G that is arguably the strangest dual-display phone we’ve seen. Samsung is the pioneer - it knows how to make high-end phones that fold and are still worth the money, and that extends to the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, which is already being pegged as one of the finest smartphones this year. Yet, it’s the LG Wing with a dual-screen that swivels, offering a very different perspective to multitasking than the dual-display of maybe the Microsoft Surface Duo or the Z Fold2 for that matter, which will polarize opinions.

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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what’s the best deal for the holiday season. Between the two game console makers you get four options – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Choosing amid them will depend on some factors we’ll evaluate here based on which you can make up your mind.

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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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