Google has officially unveiled their latest smartphones called the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as the successors of the original Pixel series that was released last year. While the new devices now come in two different screen sizes and form-factors, they share the same processor and memory capacity. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chip and runs Android 8.0 Oreo with 4GB RAM. Both the devices feature IP67 water and dust resistance, front-facing speakers, but does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Google borrowed some of the design cues of HTC and LG flagship smartphones for the new devices. The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch display and the Pixel 2 XL with a 6-inch display and bezel-less screen. Both the smartphones come with 12MP cameras, that are rated by DxOMark as the best smartphone camera on the market. Read more about the new smartphones here.
The latest e-commerce platform that’s led by Dubai-based billionaire Mohamed Alabbar, is officially live and accessible for the consumers of the UAE. The design of the new website is inspired by the looks of JadoPado, another e-commerce website that was acquired by Alabbar some time back. Noon.com covers most of the popular shopping categories, that includes Electronics, Home/Kitchen, Fashion, Beauty and also Grocery items. The prices of the products like laptops, TV’s, headphones, coffee makers and more in Noon.com are currently comparable with the likes of Souq.com sellers, which clearly states that the new shopping website is a serious challenge for all other e-commerce websites of the region. Noon.com also has “Fulfilled by Noon.com” status for most of their products that indicates that the company will be ensuring a quicker delivery time with the shipping process taken care of themselves. Click here to know more.
While there are still many smartphone makers who have yet to release updates for Android 8.0 Oreo, HMD Global has already committed that they will be working to release the next Android P update for next year, ensuring that their user base receives the update ahead of the competition. HMD Global has already promised earlier that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update. HMD Global is also expected to launch an entry-level smartphone called the Nokia 3 and a new flagship device called the Nokia 9, later this year. Read more.
While smartphones have become the new trend of taking quick photos at good image quality, they still have a long way to really match the capabilities of a dedicated camera or DSLR. Whether its to capture the best moments between families or friends, capturing pictures during a successful celebration, or a special occasion, its good to buy a DSLR for yourself. But before you walk into a store to buy one, it's better to keep yourself informed about the types of cameras that are available in the market, what are they meant for? how do they differ from each other? The different technical factors and the budget that you should allocate based on the type of camera you are interested in buying. To cover all these, we have created a buying guide for cameras so that you will know the facts to lookout while choosing the right shooter. Read our camera buying guide here.
With TV screen resolutions increasing at a higher range for better image quality and sharpness, most of the online video streaming services, Blue-Ray movie discs, and PC/console gaming industry have already adopted to 4K UHD resolutions. And 4K TVs are no more very costly to afford since most of the television manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense, TCL and more, have released budget 4K TVs that are good enough with most of the essential features. To help you find the best prices and the top models, we have listed out some of the best budget 4K UHD TVs that you can find from Dubai’s retail stores.