Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales have slowed considerably, as consumers have stubbornly opted not to upgrade. Manufacturers, meanwhile, are cannibalizing sales from all sides, through larger phones and convertibles like the Galaxy Book, which was launched right alongside the new slate back at Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago.

Samsung’s got a lot of heavy lifting to do when it comes to reigniting consumer excitement around the space. It certainly didn’t do itself any favors by using the product’s launch event to announce the event for the Galaxy S8, further contributing to the notion that the device is something of a placeholder for the company. Nor will the premium $599 price point do much to win over consumers.

But Samsung has gone a ways toward justifying the price here, packing the slate full of all sorts of features, including an HDR screen, quad-speakers and an S-Pen that ships in the box. But is it all enough to help the company stem its slowing tide of tablet sales?

Slotting in

Tablet classification has gotten progressively trickier over the past few years. When it’s breaking down shipment numbers, analyst group IDC breaks the category into two distinct groups — the slates and the detachables. The new Tab S3 actually slots into the second category, as the company launched it alongside a keyboard case.

That means it sits in a category alongside Galaxy Tab S Pro and the Galaxy Book, filling up the more premium category attempting to bridge the gap between premium tablets and laptop. It’s all a little bit blurry, but it speaks to Samsung’s desire to make all-purpose devices without fear of stepping on its own toes.

For the sake of the company’s branding, however, the Tab S3 should be regarded as a standard multi-media consumer tablet — albeit one that you can write on and type with, if you need to fire off a quick email in-between Netflix episodes. If you’re looking to replace your laptop, on the other hand, keep moving right along. Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Book, the new Samsung Chromebook or the Samsung Notebook 9 are more you speed.

The Tab S3 is aimed squarely at those looking for an iPad alternative, and who don’t mind paying a bit of a premium to get it.

Design language

The S3 borrows some design cues from its predecessor, but upgrades things a bit with a glass back along the lines of what you’ll find on the company’s handsets. In fact, much of the design language calls to mind the most recent generation of Galaxy phones, including the rounded metal band around the edge and the oval fingerprint-reading home button on the bottom. It’s a far cry from the company’s formerly plasticky designs and one that’s certainly in line with the device’s premium price tag.

It’s a solid and slim device that feels nice in the hands. It’s actually a touch thicker than the S2, likely owing, at least in part, to a bigger 6,000mAh battery that promises up to 12 hours of life by Samsung’s count, and was certainly able to get me through a day’s use, no problem.

Samsung’s done away with the two different size configurations this time out, which removes a little of the signal to noise from past versions, instead simply sticking with the 9.7-inch model — the better to compare itself to Apple with. It’s really the ideal size for a device like this. Anything larger would sacrifice portability and anything smaller (like the 8-inch version of the S2) is creeping into that fuzzy phablet territory.

Audio-visual

Like the new iPad, Samsung’s sticking with its predecessor’s resolution. Here that means 2,048 x 1,536 — but where the Apple just promised a brighter display, Samsung’s joining the growing chorus of companies pushing HDR video. It’s become a bit of a display buzzword, like 4K before it, but it makes a difference.

You’ll certainly notice the difference in a side by side comparison, with HDR displaying a wider and more vivid range of colors. Of course, like 4K before it, the technology is currently hampered by content availability. Though, given the potential two-year refresh cycle, it certainly makes sense from the standpoint of future-proofing the device.

All said, the biggest upgrade here from a media standpoint is the four-speaker system. Many companies have largely ignored audio, instead focusing on the resolution arms race. It’s a pretty massive oversight when building a device intended for movie watching. Here the company has positioned a speaker grille on all four corners.

This has the effect of spreading out the sound and works well with stereo. The speakers are positioned in such a way that I often found my hands covering up one or two when holding it, but that’s the beauty of having four speakers — you can’t cover them all at the same time.

The sound is solid and well-balanced, so far as tablets go. It still doesn’t compare to a decent Bluetooth speaker. If you’re planning on really listening to music or watching a full movie, I’d recommend relying on an external sound system.

Accessories

If I’m being totally honest, the keyboard case is what got me the most excited when trying out the Tab S3 back at Mobile World Congress. It’s got its drawbacks. It’s cramped and there’s no trackpack, so you need to move your finger up to the display to navigate. Also, sadly, it’s not included in the tablet’s $599 starting price.

That said, it has to be one of the best consumer tablet keyboards I’ve used on a non-Surface-style device. It’s really responsive and natural to type on. You’re not going to want to use the S3 for serious productivity, given the limitations of Android, but the magnetic case/stand is really great for firing off a couple of emails or jotting down notes.

The S-Pen, on the other hand, is included in the price. Oddly, there’s no docking slot on the tablet itself for the stylus, so you’ll have to find something to clip it to so you know where it is at all times. I found that I was able to clip it onto the side of the keyboard case with a little maneuvering. It’s not a deal breaker by any stretch, but it does seem like a strange oversight for a company that’s been pushing the technology since the launch of the original Note.

The company has refined the S-Pen quite a bit over the years, and the suite of productivity apps has been ported over from the handset, making it pretty diverse. The technology isn’t quite as advanced as the version the company offers on the Windows-based Galaxy Book, nor is it any sort of Wacom competitor, but it does the trick for jotting down notes and casual drawing.

About that upgrade cycle

There’s no doubt Samsung’s built a premium device. The S3’s got a nice build, some solid multimedia features and zippy internals. But Samsung, like the rest of the tablet-building industry, have a refresh problem. Consumers just aren’t trading out their devices like the industry had hoped. There are some nice additions here over the S2, but unless your device is really on its last legs, it’s probably not worth putting that slate out to pasture.

The $599 price point already sounded like a tough sell — and that’s certainly come into even sharper focus as Apple has seemingly set an industry bellwether on high-end tablets by dropping the price on the new iPad. Don’t be too surprised to see Samsung follow suit in the near future — and maybe even toss in the keyboard for good measure.

It’s worth waiting it out a little bit if you can. But if the price tag doesn’t give you pause, the Tab S3 is certainly one of the most speced-out premium Android tablets around.

Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking

The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.

Some of that growth can be attributed to the simple fact that a lot of people use Instagram — 400 million every day, as of January. But James Quarles, who leads Instagram’s ad business, said the platform stands out in a few key ways, beyond just attracting a lot of eyeballs.

First, he said Instagram is a place where people follow their passions, whether that’s “a very mainstream thing like following their favorite musician, or a niche business like candy art.” One sign that that’s paid off for companies with a presence on Instagram: 80 percent users follow a business.

Second, there’s the “ease and simplicity” of using Instagram. For example, Quarles said, “It takes only four taps to place an ad on a business profile.”

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And lastly, he said Instagram is trying to “produce visible action” — it’s not just about getting users to like a photo or follow an account, but also convincing them to visit your website and maybe buy a product.

Quarles didn’t just use our call to boast about Instagram’s continued growth. He also talked about new features that the service will be adding for advertisers. For one thing, he said it will be adding insights data around multi-image posts and Instagram Stories.

In addition, businesses will soon be able to add a button to their profiles that allows users to make a booking or appointment directly through Instagram. This enables Instagram to become more of “a primary storefront for the businesses,” Quarles said, while making it easier for consumers to engage with businesses “just by swiping your finger.”

Advanced java script

JavaScript has enhanced the simple html pages into more dynamic and interactive web pages. It is very easy to learn as it was designed keeping less experienced programmers in consideration. You can now decorate and design pages, adding real-time functionalities, and visual effects to attract the users with the help of advanced JavaScript.

The internet has a huge number of websites, so for a website to excel these days it has to stand out by using multiple functionalities to boost the speed and smoothen the web experience hence creating a dynamic web page with the help of JavaScript. It is a very small programming language but it is very malleable and flexible as it can be guided very easily for the end result.

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The most common form of JavaScript usage is on the client side. For it to work successfully, it should be added or referenced inside the html code for the browser to present the end result. Writing your script directly into the html is the easiest way to implement the JavaScript.

Also, JavaScript uses it own object model which is inspired by the HTML content of the web page, Which is known as Document Object model (DOM). JavaScript enables the user to see the object and properties inside the web page such as frames, browser window, and status bar etc.

JavaScript can provide many enhanced features such as

Visual effects: This helps in decoration and nowadays Advertising.

Games: Interactive games are so much in demand online nowadays.

Banners: customized banners can help in delivering messages and warning.

Form Validation: Checking on the user details and reverting back with a response.

The major Areas of applications of JavaScript include:

1) Checking the user form entries: it saves time by validating the data types at the client end, rater than sending the data to the server and then validating it.

2) The use of banners and other visual effects requires user input and is displayed instantly with the help of a live script.

Ajax

Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) comprises of much programming abilities than the name suggests. The simultaneous searching and browsing without the disadvantage of refreshing or reloading the page, it refreshes the data instantly!

It helps in creating highly responsive web application rather than the old sluggish applications which required code submission for every function used.

The functionality of Ajax is much faster than the traditional web application as it tends to rely only on the patch of data with the help of JavaScript, which is needed to generate a response on the following page, rather than waiting for the data and recreating the entire page with refreshed data in the traditional web applications.

Some very good examples which made this partial page updating web application (Ajax) expand its usage are web-based email applications. Google maps too helped in presenting one of the usages of Ajax.

Ajax uses by default uses XMLHttpRequest (XHR) object instead of the older objects like image requests, inline frames, and the script tag. This also plays as a disadvantage as not all devices and browser supports this functionality.

What is expected from a Scrum master

Product owner plans and develops a product and launches it in the market. Behind all these there remains a vital part to be played by a set of team – in order to execute the plans. This is the part that is played by the scrums. A scrum master takes over the plan and execute that in the perfectly analyzed way with his or her team members. Hence, role of a scrum master is a lot in product management. What are the exact roles that he/she plays in the entire process? This article will narrate the same for your understanding, after going through which, you can decide whether to go for a Certified Scrum Master Training or not.

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Scheduling daily job

A plan can be perfectly executed, when there are several plans within it. These interim plans collectively will allow the master plan to be executed. One of the essential duty of a scrum master is to establish this daily plans, which will be followed by his team.

Make the team follow

Daily plans and schedule has been developed now. This took the shape of a chart. Now, it is the agenda of the scrum master to make the team follow this chart  perfectly. When this chart will be followed on daily basis, the master plan will be executed and finally that will meet the end results.

Sprint works

To a Scrum Master, work is huge, but time is always less. He or she will be assigned with the final date of execution, since that will be followed with testing and product launching. So, maintaining works with sprint is essential. In that process, it is the duty of the master of Scrum to look over whether anything goes missing or not. Hence a monitoring plan is also needed.

No Interruption

Interruption during the sprint session can cut out the pace of work – this will ultimately slow down the entire process. Hence, scrum master will also have to negate out the interruption during the sprint session. While doing the same, the obstacles, his/her team are facing has to be removed with soft hands and skills.

Meeting with Product Owner

It is important to make the owner of the product understand the technical aspects of the works. Hence reviews of the plans and their executions are to be shared with the product owner from time to time. During these sessions, it is another responsibility of the master to introduce the team with the owner. It is only then when the specifications will be better shared and better executed.

The above parts are the prime things that a scrum master will be playing in an organization. The entire work needs expert support and that is impossible without a proper training. Get the Certified Scrum Master Training In London and then find yourself to serve product owners in a different and professional style. You might think that the work can be done by you without a training even, but a training will make you much suitable for the job. Hence get the training and give your career a chance to shine.

Online Rummy Games – Will They Stay or Fade Away

Rummy is one of the most popular card games. It can be played both online and offline. The best part about this game is that people of all ages can play this game just by learning a few rules. The game of rummy is usually played between 2 to 6 players. The number of people whoplay rummy games online has grown exponentially in the recent years. The main question here is that whether the online rummy games will stay for fade away. Let’s try finding out the answer.

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Will the Online Rummy Games Stay or Fade Away?

When it comes to popular card games,rummy hardly has any substitute. The gameplay is different and so are the rules. It is next to impossible to create a card game of such a calibre. Rummy has attracted millions of users worldwide and has given them a chance to utilize their skills for winning cash. Rummy is not just a game, it is more than that. There is no chance that the game of rummy will fade away with time. Here’s why online rummy is here to stay:

Why the Online Rummy Games will stay?

The online rummy games are there to stay forever. No other game can take their place. Here are some of the reasons that compliment to the fact that online rummy games will stay forever, and people will continue to enjoy playing them on the internet.

Legalization

The rummy games were often misinterpreted with betting in earlier day and this was one of the reasons why most of the countries considered it illegal. But as the game went viral on the web, people used to realize that rummy is the game of skill. Most of the countries around the world made playing this game online legal. Rummy is a game of skills and a sheer test of memory acumen. Though the distribution of cards is done by a random generator, but ultimately, it is the player who is responsible for win or loss.

No Other Game of Its Type

Games usually fade away because new games in the same genre take their place. But rummy is a card game that is centuries old. The rules of playing this gameare completely different and this is why no other game of same type can be created to challenge rummy.

Increasing Popularity

The ever increasing popularity of rummy games is one of the reasons why it would be next to impossible thing to replace rummy with any other game. The game of rummy is played by millions of people around the world. In India itself, there are over 50 million rummy players. The number is still increasing day by day.

The Last Words

Online rummy games have created a revolution on the internet. It is one of the most popular forms of card games that exist online. You can play rummy for cash and can even win other rewards by joining rummy websites.

Former VP of design at Wealthfront discusses career paths for designers, Facebook, and more

Looking to turn watching YouTube videos into a more social experience, a team from Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, have launched Uptime, an app that lets you watch videos together with your friends. The app is initially available only for iOS devices, and it feels very different from the standard YouTube experience.

The app has a youthful, lively design and includes “reaction” features inspired by live-streaming services such as Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live.

When you’re watching a video, your profile icon floats across the screen, and you can comment on the video or post emoji like the smiley face, surprised face, heart eyes, angry face, etc. These reactions will be displayed to anyone who watches the video, even if they’re watching at a later time. However, you can also tap on the screen to leave “sparkles” on the video itself, and these are only shown to those you’re watching with in real-time.

Other apps have launched in the past with the aim of offering a co-watching experience, like YouTubeSocial, WeMesh, LiveLead, AirTime, and others. But what Uptime has going for it is a polished design, as well as a way to enjoy the app even if friends aren’t able to join and watch immediately.

The app was initially spotted by The Verge, which notes that it works best for vertical videos.

You can search and share video clips from YouTube to the app to Uptime, making it discoverable by others. A checkbox lets you also notify your friends on the service when you post. Right now, you may not have too many friends using the app, and there isn’t an address book sync feature or ability to import from other social networks – you can only send invites to friends.

To be clear, the app is also about public sharing not private messaging. YouTube itself only recently added an in-app messaging feature to its mobile application, which lets you share videos and your comments on them with friends without having to switch to another messaging client or SMS. Uptime is not designed for this private sharing, but is instead a different take on the more public socializing that takes place around video content.

 Much of the content in the app has been seeded by its creators – these “StaffPick” likes today fill the app’s feed. The picks include a range of content from cat videos to TV show clips to funny videos and others that make sense for co-watching.

What Uptime is still lacking, though, is the ability to filter the community’s shares, so you can find videos by genre, as well as a search box to discover those that have already been shared to the network. There’s also no way to tap at the top of the screen to scroll back up to the top – a common iOS gesture, which is a little disconcerting. This could be by design, as the app is meant for just continuous scrolling and not a feed where you’re supposed to see all the entries.

It also doesn’t support live-streaming, but this and other features could be added in time, if its creators continue its development and experiment with different types of content.

Uptime is currently in invite-only mode, but the invite code “pizza” gets you in.

Yahoo’s Excalibur IP search, mobile and other patents valued at $740M

The slow progression of the sale of Yahoo to Verizon — first announced in July 2016 but delayed in part because of massive data breach disclosures — took one more step forward today. Yahoo has filed a lengthy 8-K update with the SEC with many details about the future management of Altaba — the investment holding company left behind after the sale containing its Alibaba and other stakes — and with it, we’ve found out some new details.

The official value of Excalibur IP — the thousands of “non-core” patents that Verizon is not buying but is getting an indefinite license to use — is $740 million as of December 31, representing 1.4 percent of Altaba’s total assets as of that date.

For context, assets that will be a part of Altaba were worth $52.9 billion as of December 31, the report noted, with the company’s Alibaba investment taking up the lion’s share at nearly 62 percent. Once the deal with Verizon (which also owns TechCrunch) is completed, Thomas McInerney (the investor who led Yahoo’s strategic review) will lead Altaba as CEO, and the newly spun out company will trade under the AABA ticker.

Turning back to the patents, the valuation for Excalibur is notable because at one point, these were a pivotal part of how Yahoo had hoped to extricate itself from its financial problems.

Yahoo had once hoped to get bids of over $1 billion for the group of patents, which includes IP related to search, advertising, mobile, social networks, and content — a veritable roadmap of the many turns that Yahoo’s business took over the years.

As the SEC filing and Yahoo itself noted, selling the patents was one option that Yahoo had been considering as an alternative to spinning off its core business. As the 8-K further elaborates, there were some options in the subsequent sale bids for all of Yahoo that included the patents as part of the deal.

 Ultimately, though, Verizon opted for a deal that didn’t include ownership but just a license that is “non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free [and] fully paid-up” both for Verizon as well as current and future affiliates.

While the effort to sell or further license the Excalibur may have paused as Yahoo works through its Verizon sale, it doesn’t appear to have ended altogether. “Yahoo will retain the Excalibur IP Assets and will be able to seek to monetize the Excalibur IP Assets before or after completion of the Sale Transaction,” the company notes.

There have been reports since last summer — after it emerged that Yahoo transferred 2,648 patents into a then-mysterious Excalibur entity — that companies like Google’s parent company Alphabet and Microsoft are among those interested in buying the IP.

The group contains some notable IP, including the patent that was once the subject of a lawsuit that Yahoo filed against Google related to search-based advertising. Google paid Yahoo around $330 million back in 2004 to settle the original suit.

“Today’s filing represents an important step forward in the process of completing our transaction with Verizon. We will continue to move ahead expeditiously toward the closing, which we expect to occur in the second quarter of 2017,” a Yahoo spokesperson said in a statement.

The Magic Pop ofLosing Weight

Deadlinesand stress and anxiety disorders have become a part and parcel of life! Modern man not only competes with other individuals, but also withthemselves to make a mark. The desire to create an impact in today’s world and make a name for oneself is taken too seriously. The end result is harmful as hesinks into clinical depression modes and obesity. He has frequent mood swings and his work gets affected so does his personal life. Obesity forms the root to other forms of ailment that follow. Time is a major issue and the modern man does not have the essential time frame in hand to workout or join the gym. This makes him vulnerable and volatile to substances and medicines for weight loss available in the market.

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Easy Solutions of obesity

If one does a market research, he will find out about the sprays, pills, and edibles, intravenous fluids that fill the shelves. There is a constant invention of new products to suit the consumers’ needs. There are chemicals infused with flavored tea for the perfect comfort of losing weight as well! There are medicines that are prescription only as well. The same is done to avoid overdose and misuse, which is also prevalent in today’s scenario. Phen Ultra is a weight loss supplement, which is a popular pick of the day. It is similar to Phenelite, which stabilizes you energy with increased metabolism and fat burn. It is more than just a diet pill and takes 24 hours to affect the body. You need to be careful while using Phen ultra as it contains harmful stimulants. Two capsules a day, which is supposed to be consumed 30 minutes prior to your meal-time works the best.  You are high on energy and there is an increase in metabolism.  You need to understand that these are not magic pills. You need to work out and eat healthy food for optimum result.  The capsule has a tendency of promoting weight loss at a faster rate in comparison to the supplements available in the market.  The beauty of the Phen Ultra is that you do not need to consume it for a long period of time.

Aftermath and side effects

Once you reduce weight, regular exercise helps you come back in shape.  Like all good things have a pinch of side effects, Phen Ultra is not different. The temporary effects include restless, insomnia and dry mouth.  It is advisable to not take Phen Ultra if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.  Also do not combine Phen Ultra with other stimulants. There is a high possibility of unwanted interaction with pills that contains harmful stimulants. f you overdo Phen Ultra, heavy insomnia is bound to follow. So to stop side effects, you need to drink a lot of fluids like juice water and health drink.  Try taking your last dose as early as possible to sleep well at night.  Lastly, instead of brooding keep yourself engaged and work as much as you can with the added energy.

Moto G5, G5 Plus at MWC 2017 – Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are due to be launched at Lenovo’s pre-MWC event. The devices are expected to run on Android 7.0 nougat out of the box, and come with upgraded specifications. Moto’s conference starts at 9pm IST (4.30pm CET) on Sunday, and should be live streamed for the world to see.

Moto G5, G5 Plus at MWC 2017 - Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

How to watch Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus launch live stream
Lenovo brand Moto should live stream the event on either Lenovo’s or Moto’s YouTube page. Alternatively, you can follow updates on Lenovo’s Twitter and Facebook handles as well. Gadgets 360 will also be on ground zero giving you all the details as they happen.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are both expected to sport metal bodies, and come with Lenovo branding on the side panels. The primary camera at the back will let go of the capsule design, and instead sport a circular design accompanied by dual-LED flash. The smartphones will have a home button at the front which is widely expected to embed the fingerprint scanner. The legendary Moto “M” logo will sit at the back, and the smartphones are expected to come with a removable battery.

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will come with similar specifications including full-HD screen resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover for protection, run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Some of the other similarities in the handsets include fingerprint scanner at the front, 5-megapixel front camera, and water repellent coating. Both Moto G5 and G5 Plus are expected to come in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colours.

Starting with the Moto G5 specifications, it is expected to feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 441ppi; 16GB/ 32GB on board storage; 13-megapixel rear camera; 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC; 2800mAh battery with rapid charging support; and 4G LTE support. It will measure 144.3x73x9.5mm and weigh 145 grams.

Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, will feature a slightly larger 5.2-inch full-HD display; 64GB storage; 3000mAh battery with TurboPower charging; 12-megapixel camera with dual autofocus feature; powered by 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC; 4G LTE, and measure 150.2x74x7.9mm and weigh 155 grams.

An earlier report claims that the Moto G5 may be priced lower than its predecessor at launch. The Moto G5 will be priced at EUR 189 (roughly Rs. 13,500) for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage model while the 3GB RAM with 16GB storage model is likely to be priced at EUR 209 (roughly Rs. 15,000). The smartphone was recently spotted the Moto G5 being sold on OLX in Brazil for about $385 (roughly Rs. 25,700) for the 32GB variant.

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus release date
Both the devices are expected to go on sale soon after launch, however specifics are yet unknown. We recommend you to take all of this with a pinch of salt till all details become official in a few hours from now.

Nokia MWC 2017 Event: Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

After the Nokia 6 success, HMD Global is set to launch a series of devices at the scheduled Nokia MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. The company is expected to reboot the iconic Nokia 3310, and launch the flagship Nokia 8 phone as well as Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 budget Android smartphones alongside, and make other announcements at the event. Nokia’s MWC event is set to begin at 4:30pm CET (9pm IST) on Sunday, and will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube for worldwide viewing.

Nokia MWC 2017 Event: Rumoured Price, Specifications, and How to Watch Live Stream

How to watch Nokia’s MWC 2017 live stream
You can head to its Facebook live link here, or even alternatively stream the press conference in 360 video on the Nokia YouTube channel. Gadgets 360 will also be on the ground giving you all the updates as it happens.

Price, features, specifications
Nokia is largely expected to launch four smartphones on Sunday – the Nokia 3310 reboot, Nokia P1, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. Leaks and rumours of almost all the phones have been aplenty running up to the launch, and here’s everything we know about the smartphones till date.

Starting with the Nokia 3310, it is largely expected to stick to its feature phone roots, and have only basic multimedia features. A concept video of the device reimagines the Nokia 3310 with a rear camera, 1.5-inch colour screen, run on Series 30+ user interface, and support FM radio. but we will have to wait till the Nokia MWC 2017 event to see if these actually make it to the rebooted feature phone. Rumours suggest that Nokia 3310 reboot will be priced at EUR 59 (roughly Rs. 4,000), positioning it as a secondary phone for the nostalgic Nokia fans.

Little is known about Nokia 5 so far, except that it may sport a 5.2-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 2GB RAM. The smartphone is expected to cost EUR 199 (around Rs. 14,000). Nokia 3, on the other hand, is said to be the entry-level Nokia Android phone, with price tag of EUR 149 (about Rs. 10,500). The smartphone is said to have a 5.2-inch HD screen, Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, microSD expansion support, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front camera.

A recent report suggests that the Nokia P1 is the long-rumoured flagship Nokia Android phone that may officially be launched with the name Nokia 8. As per leaks, the Android 7.0 Nougat-based Nokia 8 is said to have a 5.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top, 128GB and 256GB storage options, 6GB RAM, 22.6-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss optics, 3500mAh battery, and IP57 certification for dust- and water-resistance. The smartphone is said to run on Snapdragon 835 chipset, but since Samsung Galaxy S8 has been confirmed to be the first smartphone with the upcoming processor, we will have to wait and see how HMD Global handles the launch. A Nokia 8 listing on JD.com in China pegged the device’s price at CNY 3,188 (approximately Rs. 32,000).