TecQ: Apple iPhone 5SE, Samsung Gear VR, Galaxy S7 Edge and More

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1. Apple Confirms 21 March Event, May Launch iPhone 5se and iPad 3

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Apple’s new iPhone 5SE will be announced in March 2016. (Photo: The Quint)

Apple has finally given us an official date for its launch event this month. Apple is expected to announce the 4-inch iPhone, along with the iPad 3 variant during the event. Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales are slowing down world over. The sale of the new iPhones did not even dominate the overall smartphones sales as compared to their predecessors.

The iPhone 5se is being viewed as an upgrade to the iPhone 5s. This will be an affordable iPhone, something that will definitely be welcomed in the Indian market.

Read more on the story here.


2. HTC to Make the Next Nexus Phone but Can They Be Trusted?

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Google Nexus 6P. (Photo Courtesy: Tushar Kanwar)

LG pretty much confirmed that they won’t be making this year’s Nexus phone for Google. This admission brought us to consider who might replace the Korean brand to make the flagship Google hardware in 2016. Now, HTC has seemingly been roped in by Google to make the Nexus phones for the next three years.

This isn’t the first time that HTC and Google are partnering to make a Nexus product. The Nexus One was also made by HTC and Google more than six years ago. But since then, HTC has made quite a few duds. Which raises the question, can we trust HTC with the Nexus this year?

Read more to know what we think.


3. First Impressions: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is Stunning

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. (Photo: The Quint)

When Samsung was about to launch its next range of flagship phones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we had our doubts. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge were innovative devices and to up the ante would have been tough for Samsung.

We almost expected a disappointing product based on the lukewarm response the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus got. But Samsung has definitely managed to keep the audience with the new launches.

Samsung has finally launched the S7 and S7 Edge in India at Rs 48,900 and 56,900 respectively. We got our hands on the S7 Edge recently.

Read more to know if we like the Galaxy S7 Edge or not.


4. Review: Samsung Gear VR & Oculus Make Virtual Reality Affordable

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Samsung Gear VR made by Oculus. (Photo: The Quint)

Samsung is early to the virtual reality (VR) party with its Gear VR headset. The device has been made in partnership with VR specialists, Oculus, for consumers at an affordable price point. The Gear VR is an evolved version of the Google Cardboard series, with improved features and a better viewing experience.

But isn’t it too early to pick and choose VR devices based on their price? This year, we’ll get more VR headset options from brands like LG and Sony which will tell us who’s got the VR magic right on the money.

Read more to see the magic of virtual reality on the Gear VR.


5. The Big Bout: Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4. (Photo: The Quint/Tushar Kanwar)

It marks a return to the classic computing rivalry that has enthralled us for the past three decades. Despite the fact that both the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4 have a ‘Pro’ in their names, they have very different approaches to delivering on their vision of a work-and-play-ready tablet.

Which is the one for you, though? We pit both head-to-head over several weeks of use to find out.

Read to know which Pro wins this epic battle.

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