Coolpad may launch Cool Play 6 with 6GB of RAM in India on August 20

Coolpad may launch Cool Play 6 with 6GB of RAM in India on August 20

Coolpad is all set to unveil the Cool Play 6 in India on August 20. The smartphone was launched in China back in May for a price of 1,499 Yuan which roughly translates to around Rs 15,000. The smartphone was heavily marketed as a gaming smartphone in China and was launched in two color options – namely Soft Gold and Black.

Coolpad has been teasing the launch of the Play 6 on its Facebook page with the tagline “Livetoplay” and posts such as “6 is not just a number anymore! It is a new era and new benchmark. Monster is all set for 20th Aug. The thrilling power, the invincible. Stay tuned to know more. #LiveToPlay”.

The Play 6 is set to compete with the likes of the Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It comes with a metal unibody design, a dual camera setup at the rear, the latest version of Android and fairly high end hardware for the price.

The Play 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and a 4,060mAh battery that the company claims can deliver 252 hours of standby time, 9 hours of internet browsing, 8 hours of video watching and 6 hours of gaming.

Additionally, the Play 6 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x1920, 64GB of internal storage expandable via a miscroSD card, a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and a USB Type C port for charging and data transfer. It supports 4G LTE, dualSIMs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

On the imaging front, the Cool Play 6 comes with a dual camera setup at the rear – a primary 13MP RGB (color) sensor paired with a secondary 13MP monochrome (black and white) sensor with a dual-LED flash. Both sensors have an aperture of f/2.0. The secondary sensor allows for the capture of images with depth of field information. On the front, there is an 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 for selfies.


HMD Global sends out invite for Nokia 8 launch on August 16

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Nokia 8 launch date confirmed: The invites have started going from HMD Global, and the event takes place on August 16.

Nokia 8 will launch on August 16, and HMD Global has started sending out invites for the same. The Verge reported about the upcoming launch event. Nokia 8 was recently spotted on the China website of the firm, before the image was taken down. We’ve seen quite a few leaked images of the Nokia 8 thanks to HMD Global’s leaked image, and of course, Evan Blass, better known as @Evleaks on Twitter.

According to the report on The Verge, Nokia 8 launch will take place at an event in London, and this smartphone will likely come with Carl Zeiss Optics on the camera lens. HMD Global had itself confirmed it will be working with Zeiss for the camera optics. In terms of specifications, Nokia 8 will likely be the flagship device from HMD Global.

Recently a Nokia 8 in copper gold colour was leaked online, but the company is expected to launch this phone in silver and blue models as well. Nokia 8 will come with a 5.3-inch Quad HD screen, coupled with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Based on leaked images, the display will have a 2.5D glass on top, capacitive buttons, a fingerprint scanner in the home button. So, this won’t be a bezel-less device without a home button, just yet.

The key highlight of the Nokia 8 is expected to be the dual cameras stacked. Leaked images indicate these will be stacked vertically, and HMD Global could go for a dual 13MP+13MP camera set up. The rear camera setup will also have a laser autofocus sensor, dual-tone LED flash along with the Carl Zeiss branding.

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Other specifications of the Nokia 8, according to the rumours are 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and dual-SIM slots, along with Android 7.1 Nougat. A report by WinFuture claimed Nokia 8 will be priced at €589 or approximately Rs 43,000 plus in Scandinavian countries.

HMD Global is getting ready to launch its new flagship phone, but its first set of global offerings like Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are yet to go on sale in India. Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 are already available for purchase in the market, but the mid-range offerings will only go on sale in August.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Set for August 23 Unpacked Event

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Set for August 23 Unpacked Event


  • Galaxy Note 8 is expected to pack 6GB of RAM
  • Samsung has used tagline “Do bigger things” on invite
  • The smartphone is expected to feature dual cameras at back

Samsung is all set to launch the next smartphone in its Galaxy Note series of phablets, the Galaxy Note 8. The company has started sending invites for Unpacked launch event on August 23. While an earlier report had pointed to the same date for launch, we now have the official confirmation from the South Korean company. While the company doesn’t say much on its launch teaser, it has used the tagline “Do bigger things” to indicate a larger display and more features over current flagships.

In the invite image, shared by Samsung Mobile through a tweet on Thursday, the company has displayed the outline of a smartphone with an Infinity Display, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. Notably, the signature S Pen can also be seen right alongside the outline in the invite image, all but confirming the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung said, “Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017,” in its tweet.

As we mentioned, “bigger things” is likely an indication of more features over current flagships as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to feature only a slightly bigger 6.3-inch display compared with 6.2-inch on Galaxy S8+.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 SoC (depending on the market). The smartphone has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM. The dual camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with two 12-megapixel sensors and independent OIS (optical image stabilisation) for each lens. The camera setup on the smartphone have been said to be in a horizontal orientation and the sensors are believed to be separated from the fingerprint sensor by the LED flash and heart rate monitor in the middle. Rumours of an in-screen fingerprint sensor also continue to spread – though of course, it depends on if the company is able to successfully implement it in time for the launch.

As per leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to house a 3300mAh battery. There have been several leaks about the design of the smartphone and some of the recently leaked cases have even shown similarity. As Samsung had heating and explosion issues with Galaxy Note 7, which recently even made a comeback as Galaxy Note Fan edition in Korea, the company would definitely want to revive the series with a bang (no pun intended).

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Your Guide to Small Business News the Week Ending August 17

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Here is news important to your business from the recent week. The Small Business Trends editorial team has you covered, always looking for the stories that will give you a competitive edge and better business insight. Check them out below.


Phone with Firefox operating system coming to the U.S. Firefox is best known for its Web browser. But did you know the Mozilla Foundation has released a mobile operating system?  It’s new, it’s open source, and it’s coming to the United States. If your business could use a phone that works with the new Firefox operating system, is inexpensive and doesn’t lock you into a contract with a mobile carrier, here’s one to consider.

ZTE, a Chinese phone manufacturer, is planning to make the phone available online soon in a snazzy orange color. Goodbye locked-in contracts with your cell phone carrier.  Hello choice and flexibility.  But not so fast!  There are some downsides to consider — including an operating system that has not yet withstood the test of time, and a very small number of apps.

Meanwhile, Apple protects you from phones that could kill. Well, the faulty adapters could anyway. A new program from Apple lets you drop off suspicious adapters and replace them inexpensively.

And HTC unveils the HTC One in the economy size. It’s called the HTC One Mini. It’s got many of the features of HTC’s flagship phone, only smaller. And it’s cheaper.  We give you some of the basics to help you decide whether this could be the device for your business needs.

Put mobile in your marketing mix. Needless to say, small business owners aren’t the only ones with mobile technology out there. Your customers have it, too. Megan Totka explains how to make the best of that.

How mobile is changing e-commerce. The rise of mobile technology means appealing to only PC users is no longer sufficient. It’s time for a multi-screen ecommerce strategy, says William Johnson, an editor at Big Eye Deer. He shows you how to develop one.

Portable LED screens are another kind of mobile. TJ McCue, the Small Business Trends Products Editor, gives us an overview of this new portable monitor for your laptop, from AOC. Why settle for one screen while traveling with your laptop, when you could just as easily have two?  It’s a valuable device for holding in-person meetings when you’re on the road.  And affordable – we like to hear that, right?

Social Media

Twitter combats online abuse. The microblogging platform has had its ups and downs. But recent threats against members brought an outcry especially in the UK. Here’s what Twitter is doing in response.

Study says people like “likes.” It’s not quite that simple, of course. But the basic idea that came out of the study is that your social media content will fare better if you add a positive vote or “like” immediately after publishing.

LinkedIn adds Sponsored Updates. These are similar to sponsored content on both Facebook and Twitter. You can now target any segment of the site’s 225 million premium users. The service will be available to any LinkedIn user by the end of the month — as of the moment it is limited to large corporations (of course!).

Analytics are also new on LinkedIn. These are meant to be used with the new Sponsored Updates. The two together create a new marketing opportunity for small businesses to get your brand name out before LinkedIn’s unique professional community.

An explanation of the hashtag. Hashtags seem to be everywhere these days – even at the bottom of the screen on your favorite TV shows.  This is what a hashtag looks like: #SMBinfluencer.  Hashtags have become an important feature on Twitter, Facebook and other social media. If you don’t use hashtags in your marketing, you may be missing out.

Hashtags are pretty easy to understand, once someone explains them. Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell does just that.  She also gives free or low cost ideas for using hashtags in your marketing.

Social media expands local business reach.  Meet Calvin Virgilio, whose parents Robert and Suzanne opened a bed and breakfast and specialty granola company in a small town in Pennsylvania. This spotlight profile shows how a local small business is growing through social media.


PayPal introduces bundled services. The online payment company has combined services from, Constant Contact, Outright and Cloud Conversion. Does this look like a good deal for your business?  Or would PayPal provide more value by offering a broader marketplace, rather than bundling a few specific services?

Swiftly offers $15 design service. From the team that brought you 99Designs, this service offers something different. Logo alterations, business card changes, photo resizing and cropping completed same day.

Patch closings could hurt local business marketing. It’s true small businesses have many choices when it comes to promoting the business online. But few have the narrow local focus of the hyperlocal news sites called Patch. AOL, owner of Patch, is retrenching.  See what’s in store for hyperlocal publications, as roughly 500 out of 1000 will be shuttered.

Stay on top of business expenses. It’s not anyone’s favorite thing to do. But prepaid debit cards can make it easier to keep track of costs while you are traveling and while your employees are traveling too. Rieva Lesonsky has more.


Small business no longer as nimble. It seems in recent years small businesses no longer lay off at higher rates during recession or hire more quickly during recovery than big businesses. Scott Shane, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University has more.

Wellness programs can save money. Here’s a post that looks at wellness programs and the benefits they can bring to your organization. Michael W. Zuna, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Aflac U.S. shares suggestions for getting started.

Book Reviews

Write more seductively. Your Web copy serves a simple purpose. It brings you more online customers. Pierre DeBois reviews How to Write Seductive Web Copy: An Easy Guide To Pick Up Customers by Henneke Duistermaat.

Acquire new businesses. You don’t need to start a business from scratch. Here’s a look at a different approach. Another review from Pierre DeBois looks at Successful Acquisitions: A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth by David Braun.

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