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CES in Las Vegas witnessed some eye ball catching tech innovations and when it comes to surprises, how can ZTE stay behind. ZTE chief took to the stage in Las Vegas and served two new Smartphones to us namely Hawkeye and Blade V8. Couldn’t get the surprise yet?

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Kickstarter Funded Hawkeye supports Eye Tracking

The surprising part about ZTE Hawkeye is its eye tracking and self adhesive properties while as Blade V8 Pro is the first Smartphone from ZTE flaunting dual  13-mp cameras at the back side. ZTE Hawkeye can make your Smartphone experience much more delightful as it is capable of scrolling through pages and images present in your gallery by tracking your eye movement. Although not a mandatory feature but its worth mentioning that Hawkeye comes with an optional case which flaunts a self adhesive stick capable of sticking to flat surfaces and can make your hands-free experience hassle free. Rest of the assets possessed by Hawkeye includes a 5.5-inch full HD display, a fingerprint sensor, Hi-Fi audio, dual SIM slots, expandable SD card storage, Android Nougat OS, and fast charging capabilities.

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Blade V8 Pro has dual 13-mp Cameras

The exclusive feature of ZTE Blade V8 pro is the possession of 13-megapixel dual cameras at the back with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The rest of the features include an 8-megapixel selfie snapper, a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC chipset and clocked at 2.0GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM. ZTE V8 Blade pro comes with 32GB of internal storage, Android Marshmallow OS, 4G LTE, NFC, a USB Type-C port, and a 3,140mAh battery.

Kickstarter has listed ZTE Hawkeye for 199 USD which is around Rs 13500 in India and is estimated to be delivered by the month of September 2017. Whereas Blade V8 Pro is available at a hefty price tag of 229.98 USD which is around Rs 15600 in India, however its currently available for pre-order in U.S.

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Lenovo’s partnership with its fellow sub brand ZUK has so far proved to be very fruitful for the firm as well as for the general public. ZUK Z2 being the cheapest ever Smartphone powered by Snapdragon 820 processor has received a hug buzz from its fans all over the globe. Introduction of Snapdragon 820 has definitely made things a bit different as compared to former variants.Its still possible to flash ZUK Z2 Smartphone by following our step by step procedure.

ZUK Z2Root Lenovo Zuk Z2: Easy Steps


  • Windows PC
  • adb setup
  • MiFlash app
  • ZUK Z2 Smartphone USB drivers
  • Qualcomm Diag port drivers

Before proceeding with the given workaround, its essential to backup all your essential data present in your Smartphone because flashing with bring your Smartphone OS back to factory condition.


1. Lets get started by installing adb setup on your windows PC. It is an essential step and after doing it successfully your PC will be able to handle fastboot and adb commands besides installing required adb drivers in order to proceed further.
2. Now install the already downloaded ZUK Z2 phone Windows USB drivers and Qualcomm Diag port drivers on your PC.
3. Lets turn on “USB Debugging”. To do so, few methods are available. You can simply tap on “USB debugging (ADB)”under “USB computer connection” from the pop-up window which appears when you plug the USB cable in your windows PC. Another method to do so in case of Cyanogen installed Smartphone is by tapping multiple times on “Build Number” option present in the” About Phone” wizard of your” settings” option.
4. After turning on USB debugging, open command prompt on your PC and type” adb devices”
5. Look for the Allow USB debugging prompt popped up on your Smartphone display and set it to “always allow from this computer”.
6. It is about time for Qualcomm HS-USB Qdloader 9008 to come into play. After that type adb reboot edl command in the command prompt. In order to turn on Qualcomm HS-USB Qdloader 9008, lollipop devices need to press “Volume Up” key and plug in the USB Cable but remember not to press power button. This should open the port. In case of Marshmallow devices, turn off the device and immediately insert USB cable and press power on key, the port will open.
7. Lets complete the MiFlash app setup on your PC and remember to choose “Install this driver software anyway” when your system asks for it few times. A new port named Qualcomm HS-USB Qdloader 9008 will appear in your Device Manager if everything worked as per the plan.
8. Open MiFlash app, refresh it and you will see this port on your display. Then tap on “Browse” option and select the unzipped ROM file that you already downloaded.
9. To finish the flashing process, simply click on Flash button and within few minutes your ZUK Z2 will be flashed successfully.
10. Congratulations! You have just saved your Smartphone. Now unplug the USB cable and turn it on normally by pressing Power button long enough to turn it on.

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With the trend of Smartphone and its sleek, shining look, more and more Smartphone started launching its Smartphone in metal-bodies. Getting metal bodies of the handset was for good reason. We can say, metal body is preferred on demand over a blend of glass and plastic. But an unfortunate point that creates obstacle is problem with wireless charging for metal body-handsets. It gives problem while charging, as the metal chassis gets in between the wireless charging method.


According to the recent announcement made by Qualcomm, it proves that the metal issue will soon be solved. Yes, the handset with metal chassis will be wirelessly charged without any hindrance. The QUALCOMM team has come with a technology called Qualcomm’s WiPower, which acquiescent with Rezence wireless power standards. It can be operated at different frequency of metal objects which comes between the handset and wireless charger.

The detailed working of the device is yet to be received. It will also allow multiple handset to charge at the same time. The Qualcomm will be offering this technology for all companies to work and adopt with the Rezence standard. The technology is quite interesting and surely will create a huge buzz with time!

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Snapdragon earned quality of name with its ace processors sporting on different Smartphone. Snapdragon created its image with delivering quality of output. Recently, Snapdragon was in news but with controversial headlines. The controversy in Smartphone world seem to be endless. But Snapdragon was in news due to overheating issues. The matter gathered heat with the news that Samsung will be abandoning the problematic piece for their smartphone, with Qualcomm responding with modified version for the use of Samsung smartphones.

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LG denies issues with Qualcomm

This further gave rise to the new crop of rumors that the company LG is contemplating to file against Qualcomm and will sue them. Though almost immediately and instantly the company LG was quick to deny the reports to rule out the rumors.
The Korean giant LG also released statement to this effect clarifying that the rumors regarding LG taking any legal action against Qualcomm is totally baseless and fabricated, and the same should not be taken seriously by anyone.
Few report suggests, Samsung had issued complaints of heating issues, but LG denies facing such issues. Recently, LG has announced to come with curved Phablet named ‘LG Flex2’. This LG Flex2 will offer Qualcomm chipset. The company says it has good equations with Qualcomm and faces no heating issues.


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After many speculations and rumors, finally the news has come! A source from the industry have been heard stating that world’s leader in the smartphone chipset market- ‘Qualcomm’ is working rigorously towards improving their latest flagship chipset- the ‘Snapdragon 810’!, more importantly, the modifications are being made for the Korean cellphone giant- Samsung.
Of late, the rumored overheating problem associated with the earlier versions of the Snapdragon 810 has posed serious threats to the Qualcomm’s dominant position in the chipset market. Even though the company refused it, it was also said that the problem associated with the older version of Snapdragon 810 is the key reason why some of the already announced top-tier smartphone models, including the LG Flex2 and the Xiomi Mi Note Pro, have failed to hit the market till date.

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Snapdragon 810 heating issues addressed

See Also – Snapdragon 810 overheating issues in Samsung Galaxy S6

Moreover, the confirmed news from the industry regarding the remodeling of the Snapdragon 810 by the Qualcomm has scrapped yet another buzz stating that Samsung would use their own Exynos silicon chipset in order to dodge the possible delay in the production of the Galaxy S6!
However, it is still not confirmed whether the updated version will be made available exclusively to Samsung only or other companies too, will get benefited out of it. Although most of the fog around the inclusion of the Qualcomm chip-set into Galaxy S6 has been cleared, thanks to the insider story, it will be interesting to see whether or not, the Qualcomm can actually make the Snapdragon 810 available for Galaxy S6 just in time! Only time will tell that!


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A new magical Qualcomm snapdragon is appeared to be seen on the Antutu synthetic app and gives all the hint of what is to come next in high-end smart phones and tablets. The chip bears the codename as APQ8084. It has a capacity of 2.5GHz clock speed. That makes it 200MHz more than the current maximum quad-core snapdragon 800-it gives a speed of 2.3Ghz.The new chip is named as a quad core one, but it is not clear whether we are talking about krait 400 processing in the top shelf or the newer modification.Another interesting shocking feature is the Adreno 420 graphical processing unit (GPU). It is expected to run at a higher speeds than current adreno chips , achieving a speed of 500MHz. The new Adreno XXX series are expected to add support to Directx11 and WebGL 2.0 graphical standards. Looking at the current pure performance,the new Adreno 420 should get a 10% kick in pixel fill rate than the Adreno 330.

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There are a few expected changes to happen in this new chip , and amongst all the most important one is support for 64-bit DDR3 memory bandwidth. However,the chip is expected to run on 32-bit architecture and not one like the 64-bit like the newest Apple A7.


Earlier this year,the chips roadmap leaked out and it seems now the testing obviously of APQ8084,the chipmaker is on the roadmap plans.The release of Qualcomm APQ8084 is expected to happen in the first half of 2014 and it might end up as the next years leading smart phones.