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Samsung has reportedly started rolling out a software update for its Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) users in India. The update is important because it brings along the Android Nougat version, introducing all its features, along with a few other features like Samsung Pass as well.

Sammobile reports that both the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) are receiving this update in India. It is rolling out gradually, so if it hasn’t landed on your phones yet, it should in the coming weeks. The update weighs in at about 1.4GB, and we recommend you back up your devices before installing the update. Also, ensure that you install the update on a strong Wi-Fi connection with sufficient battery charge on your smartphones.

The firmware version for the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) are A520FXXUBQI5 and A720FXXU2BQI2 respectively. The Android Nougat update brings along multi-window support, Always On Display, and other new features. There’s also the addition of Dual Messenger and Samsung Pass with this update, along with bug fixes and stability improvements as well.

Both the smartphones were launched in India in March this year, and were priced at Rs. 28,990 and Rs. 33,490 respectively. Last month, both the devices received a permanent price cut in India, and with the price revision, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is now available at an MOP of Rs. 22,900, while the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is available at an MOP of Rs. 25,900.

The highlight of Galaxy A7 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017) smartphones are their Galaxy S7-style design, cameras with low-light optimisation, a simplified camera UX, as well as their IP68-rating for dust and water resistance, which Samsung claims is a first for the price segment.



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At CES 2017, ZTE unveiled the result of its Project CSX – a smartphone with eye-tracking capabilities and a self-adhesive back. At that time, the company refrained from announcing any official specs, and just put up a concept phone on display. Now, ZTE has unveiled the specifications of the Hawkeye smartphone, giving you a fair idea on whether the smartphone is worth investing in or not. The Hawkeye can be backed on Kickstarter for $199. The main highlight in the specifications is the dual camera setup at the back.

The ZTE Hawkeye smartphone will sport NFC and have the fingerprint sensor embedded at the back of the device. It will sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The ZTE Hawkeye offers 32GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

As for optics, it will sport a dual camera setup at the back – one sensor at 12-megapixel and the other at 13-megapixel with optical zoom. At the front, the smartphone will house an 8-megapixel selfie camera for video chatting. The ZTE Hawkeye will run on Android Nougat out of the box, and pack a 3000mAh battery with quick charging support. There’s also support for Hi-Fi Audio for superior sound quality from the smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C port, and a dual-SIM slot.
The device is expected to be shipped sometime in the second quarter, most likely in September. ZTE first announced its crowdsourced smartphone idea in back in August, and called it Project CSX. Based on entries, the company announced the winning entry from the contributions in October – an eye-tracking, self-adhesive smartphone. Now that the specs are unveiled, the ZTE Hawkeye isn’t a bad package for its price, especially with the eye-tracking abilities that should allow you to browse through web pages just by moving your eyes. The company looks to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter, but has managed to raise over $31,400 only since January 4.

As for design, the Kickstarter page still has the prototype design, and doesn’t sport the dual camera setup at the back. ZTE should unveil the final device sometime in the near future.


Source : (gadgets.ndtv.com)