TecQ: Bluetooth 5.0 Coming Soon, Fujifilm Instax Review and More
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. (Photo: The Quint)

TecQ: Bluetooth 5.0 Coming Soon, Fujifilm Instax Review and More

1. Is Apple Finally Ditching Their 16GB Model With iPhone 7 in 2016?

Apple iPhone 6S. (Photo: Reuters)
Apple iPhone 6S. (Photo: Reuters)

If rumours are to be believed, we will finally see Apple ditching its 16GB model as the base variant for the iPhone 7 this year. Media reports have suggested that Apple could be taking this call in order to expand its iPhone variant up to 256 GB this year.

The implication is that the 32GB iPhone 7 variant is expected to be the entry-level model for the iPhone in 2016. This is bound to excite consumers who’ve been waiting for this year’s iPhone upgrade.

Read the full story here.

2. Bluetooth 5.0 Is Coming Soon and It Will Be Faster Than Ever

Bluetooth 5.0 is expected to be four times faster than its predecessor.
Bluetooth 5.0 is expected to be four times faster than its predecessor.

Smartphone users across the globe can feel excited by the news that Bluetooth is set for a big overhaul this year. The Bluetooth 5.0 standard is in the works, and in all probability will be available on phones by early 2017.

Bluetooth is the standard connectivity mode used on over 8.2 billion devices for transferring files, pairing with audio products to listen to music and works with good effect for NFC as well.

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3. First Impression: You Can’t Ignore Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251

Freedom 251 smartphone. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Freedom 251 smartphone. (Photo: The Quint)

We finally managed to catch hold of the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 phone that will be delivered to 5000 consumers from 8 July onwards. The phone was supposed to be priced at Rs 251, but now you’ll have to spend another 40 bucks (courier charges) to actually own it.

So what’s to like or dislike about a phone which costs less than a 2GB 4G data pack? Read our story here.

4. Review: Have Fun Clicking & Printing With Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

The bulging flash light of the Instax Mini 70. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The bulging flash light of the Instax Mini 70. (Photo: The Quint)

Fujifilm’s Instax is the Polaroid-version camera of yesteryear, which works with film papers and delivers pictures in blink of an eye. Priced at Rs 8,500 the Instax Mini 70 reminds us of the times when a phone did not have a capable camera.

But do we still have a place for a camera that only clicks-n-prints? Read The Quint review here to know.

5. Are Music Buffs Ready for iPhone Without an Audio Jack?

The multi-tasking USB Type C on the LeEco Le 2. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The multi-tasking USB Type C on the LeEco Le 2. (Photo: The Quint)

Over the years, technology has evolved in various corners with respect to the devices we consume music. Walkman, CD Players, to iPod and now smartphone. But one thing has always been constant – the audio jack.

But if Apple decides to ditch the 3.5-mm audio jack to replace it with lightening connector for music as well this year, chances are the rest of the pack won’t refrain from doing so as well.

Read the story here.