Weekly Update: Samsung Gear S3, Lenovo P2, HTC U, Opera Neon Browser and more


In the second week of the year lot of new and exciting products were announced, Samsung announced Gear S3 smartwatches to the Indian market and also 2 new affordable 4G smartphones, HTC announced U Ultra and U Play smartphones, Opera announced a new concept browser called Opera Neon, and Lenovo launched a new smartphone in India. Here are all the details of the products you need to know.

Samsung Gear S3

Initially launched at IFA 2016, Gear S3 made its way to India this week. It comes in 2 variants classic and Gear S3 frontier and is priced at INR 28,500. Both Smartwatches comes with 1.3″ Circular Super AMOLED display with Always On Display feature.

Samaung S3 frontier

It comes with 1GHz Dual Core processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB Flash storage and these runs on Tizen OS 2.3.2. The battery built in is a 380mAh Li-ion battery with wireless charging. Connectivity options include 3G/4G LTE (Gear S3 frontier), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, MST, GPS. Rest of the features are Built-in speaker, IP68 Certified Dust, and Water Resistant.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G

Priced at INR 6,890 and INR 8,490 respectively, These smartphone offer features like Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode which provides up to 50% mobile data savings with data compression and S bike mode that lets consumers ‘ride tension free’ while encouraging responsible riding. Both smartphones offer 4G VoLTE support. Read MoreGalaxy J2 Ace Front Black

Specs List

Specification Samsung J1 4G Samsung J2 Ace
Display 4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED 5” qHD PLS TFT
OS Android 5.1 Android 6.0
Network 4G LTE Cat 4 + VoLTE HD ‘voice’ calling 4G LTE Cat 4 + VoLTE HD ‘voice’ calling
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core 1.4 GHz Quad Core
Camera 5MP, f/2.2 lens with Flash + 2MP, f/2.2 lens 8MP, f/2.2 lens with Flash, 5 MP, f/2.2 lens with front flash
Storage 8 GB Internal Memory 8 GB Internal Memory
micro SD slot (up to 128 GB) micro SD slot (up to 256 GB)
Battery 2050 mAh 2600 mAh
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity Accelerometer, Proximity
Connectivity BT 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS BT 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS
Price INR 6,890 INR 8,490

HTC U Ultra and U play

HTC has started 2017 with new “U” series smartphones, U Ultra and U-Play. Both phones have ditched traditional 3.5mm audio jack and they come with new AI-powered software. HTC U Ultra comes with a secondary 2″ 160 x 1040 Super LCD panel on the top for displaying notifications, shortcuts similar to LG V20. Both smartphones come with Fingerprint scanner located on the front.

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra Specs

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD Super display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2.0-inch (160 x 1040 pixels) secondary display
  • Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage, sd card support up to 2TB
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC Sense UI
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot
  • 12MP UltraPixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, UltraPixel mode
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C

HTC U Play

HTC U Play Specs

  • 5.2-inch Full HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • MediaTek Helio P10 processor with Mali T860 GPU
  • 3GB/ 4GB RAM
  • 32GB /64GB internal storage, sd card support up to 2TB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, UltraPixel mode
  • 2500mAh battery with fast charging, Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), BT4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C

U Ultra is priced at NT $ 28,900(INR 62,298.88), and U Play is priced at NT $ 13,900(INR 29,963), Both will start shipping from March.

Lenovo P2

The latest addition to P series smartphone, P2 comes with a Huge 5100mah battery, It is powered by a  Snapdragon 625 Processor. It comes with 3/4GB RAM variants. p2 runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is Fingerprint sensor at the Front. The price starts at INR 16,999 and is available on Flipkart.


Lenovo P2 Specs

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory with SD card support
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Hybrid Dual SIM slot
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • 5100mAh built-in battery with fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC

Opera Neon Browser

Opera has announced a new Desktop Browser for Windows and Mac users. Neon is a concept browser built on the same browser engine as the Opera browser. Opera Neon will provide users with fun ways to interact with web content, including the ability to drag and push things around, and even to even pop content out from the web. It uses user’s current desktop Wallpaper as Background image for Browser.



  • A left sidebar with video player, image gallery, and download manager.
  • A new visual tab bar on the right side of the browser window that makes it easier to distinguish between tabs.
  • An intelligent system that automatically manages tabs; like gravity, frequently-used tabs float to the top, while rarely-used tabs will sink to the bottom.
  • A completely new Omnibox, supporting top search engines and open search.
  • Video pop-out, which lets users watch videos while browsing other web pages
  • Snap-to-gallery, which allows users to snapshot and crop any part of a webpage and save to the gallery for later use.
  • A split-screen mode which allows for two pages to be used simultaneously.

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These were the news from the second week of the year, let us know which Your thoughts on the new Htc smartphones and also try out the new browser from Opera and let us know how that works for you. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.

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