Truecaller introduced their newest Premium feature, Call Recording, for its Android users globally. This is another step towards upgrading their Premium offerings aimed at making communication safe and efficient by helping users report harassment related or fraudulent calls.

From helping users identify new business clients, to empowering women in their fight against harassment or objectionable calls, Truecaller has safeguarded users by identifying unknown calls and SMSs.  The latest Call Recording feature will also assist its users in keeping track of important conversations with businesses, colleagues, or friends.

Call Recording has been one of the most highly requested features by Truecaller users. The team decided to develop and combine it into their Premium package along with the Who Viewed Your Profile feature.

How Call Recording Works

When a Premium user dials or receives a call, they can toggle ‘ON’ the recording feature from the Truecaller Caller ID screen. The recordings are then stored on the user’s phone. All users without a Premium subscription can get a free 14-day trial of this feature, the company announced.

Call recordings are stored locally on the user’s phone, and not on Truecaller’s servers. The users of this feature are responsible for following local laws around two-way consent.

More Premium features when you subscribe

  • Who viewed my profile
  • Ad-free experience
  • Contact requests
  • Premium badge for your profile

To upgrade to Premium, tap on the ‘Upgrade to Premium’ tab in the Truecaller app.

COMIO Smartphones, India’s emerging mid-segment brand has teased a new smartphone that would be released in the last week of July 🙂 We have received some information about the to-be launched device that runs Android O. COMIO had previously released the COMIO X1 Note and COMIO C1 Pro and you can find more details here & here respectively.

The phone is expected to be launched in red color and is rumored to have the following key features:

  • Full view – 5.5 inch
  • Face unlock
  • 13MP Camera

Below is a small teaser of the yet to-be launched smart phone from COMIO

We would update the post once we receive more updates about the device. Stay Tuned !!

COMIO Smartphones, India’s emerging mid-segment brand brings yet another striking smartphone to the market, the COMIO C1 Pro. With this smartphone, COMIO is offering its customers a host of premium features such as Face unlock, 8MP Camera, Dual VoLTE/ViLTE, Intruder Selfie, Venus Browser, Regional language support, Font application and Bike mode. Priced at Rs. 5599, the C1 Pro comes in three color variants – Metallic grey, Sunrise gold and Royal black.

The COMIO C1 Pro has attractive features like 4G Dual VoLTE/ViLTE support powered by Mediatek 6739 Quad Core processor, multiple font support in user interface, 5.0-inch HD display, Quad core 64 Bit processor, 1.5GB RAM and ROM 16 GB memory. It comprises of 8 MP AF rear camera and 5 MP selfie camera with 2,500 mAh battery.

The device has 3 dedicated slot support- 2 SIM Card + 1 SD card which can be extended up to 128 GB and WPS Office support for PPT/Word/Excel/PDF. COMIO C1 Pro comes packed with Android 8.1 [Oreo] operating system which ensures pop touch, Simplified UI and 2x Faster Interface.

Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, CEO & Director, COMIO Smartphone further adds

We are delighted to announce the launch our new smartphone COMIO C1 Pro in such a short span. We believe that consumers in this price segment deserve better features and our budget friendly C1 PRO smartphone provides a potpourri of exciting features like good camera quality, better speed, security features, stylish design and value-added services. 

Key features of the COMIO C1 Pro

  • Dual 4G VoLTE/ ViLTE – The device has 2 4G VoLTE SIM slots
  • Camera features – 8MP Camera with cool modes like Panorama mode and Gestures-setup-in-camera mode which enables the user to capture smile and finger gestures within a photograph
  • Face Unlock – A higher level security feature with face recognition.
  • Venus Browser – A light weight web platform for smartphone users with advanced functionalities like browsing, app store and services. Users can multi-task with this app like shopping, playing games, browsing, listening to music and watching movies etc. Venus is first Indian browser solution providing hyper-regional content covering all the major Indian states supporting 22 regional Indian languages.
  • Bike Mode – This feature basically turns off all the notifications on the device when the user is riding a bike and automatically responds with the message to the caller notifying them that person is riding a bike and will call back later.
  • Display features – Split Screen, Pop Touch and Simplified UI/ 2X Faster UI
  • Security Features – Intruder Selfie
  • Physical Attributes – 3 SIM slots
  • Main functions – Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, Quad core 64 Bit Processor and MediaTek chipset

COMIO support – Specially designed after-sales support comprising of 1 year + 100 days warranty, 30-day replacement, a special buy back and upgrade offer allowing you to upgrade your old smartphone. The COMIO upgrade offer allows you an assured 40% return on your old COMIO phone [not more than 12 months old] which will be given if you want to upgrade you existing COMIO phone. Applicable through COMIO Website only. COMIO has 1000+ service centers across India delivering to customer’s convenience.

Reliance Jio offer – Customers can now enjoy unlimited data and talk time offers using a COMIO smartphone. Jio customers to get INR 2200 cashback (44*50 Rs vouchers) at the time of 1st successful recharge of Rs. 198/299 monthly plans. The offer can be redeemed from the 2nd recharge onwards.

Availability – The COMIO C1 Pro will available at all key retail stores Pan-India and online platforms – Snapdeal, Flipkart, Amazon, ShopClues and Paytm.

With over 100 million daily active users, and a growing number of Truecaller Pro subscribers, Truecaller has reintroduced the much requested ‘Who Viewed Your Profile’ feature for its Pro subscribers. The feature allows users to see who has viewed their profile, keeping them prepared for which calls to expect and from whom.

How does it work?

Truecaller Pro users will receive a notification when another user has viewed their profile using Truecaller. However, this only applies if someone has tapped on the profile to view it, not searched for it.

Depending on the user’s privacy settings, contact information such as their phone number added by a user could be hidden. Users will still have to send a Contact Request for additional details.

By going to the ‘Privacy center’ in the Settings of their Truecaller app, users can always control who views what information on their profile.

Image Source – TrueCaller

Private Mode

When a user becomes a Pro subscriber, they can toggle on or off the Private mode, which means that another user will not be notified if they’ve viewed their profile.

This is a first of many new Truecaller Pro features that Truecaller will be releasing soon. In the coming weeks, the Pro feature will be re-branded to Premium and the company will be adding more features to make communication safe & efficient.

COMIO Smartphone, India’s emerging mid-segment brand, recognized as ‘The Most Promising Brand by The Economic Times is all set to conquer the market with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the COMIO X1 Note. Competitively priced at Rs. 9,999, the X1 Note boasts of flawless slim ID design with a stylish mirror finish back cover in two colour variants- royal blue and sunrise gold.

With the COMIO X1 Note, the brand which was initially launched in North & West India now forays into the East & South market. The brand will be launching a total of 5 devices in 5K~10K price segment in East & South market including their existing models C-1, P-1, C-2 lite and S-1 lite.

Karnataka is one of the largest markets in the South region and will be of prime importance to COMIO Smartphones. Being a highly ‘value added’ market, the brand will have a strong offline network of 2000 retailers, 35 distributors, 400 after sales touch points and a deeper penetration through 3-4 large format retail chains. COMIO Smartphone will target sales of 15K units per month from the region with an aim to have a 2~3% market share in this year. Special offers that will be offered to consumers will include – Reliance Jio offer, exhaustive COMIO support including screen breakage warranty.

The device has a dual rear camera with 13MP + 5MP AF with Flash and front camera with 8MP. A photographer’s delight, the handset comes bundled with a set of camera modes like portrait/ bokeh, beauty, panorama, social and night mode. Designed to enjoy high definition to the fullest, the smartphone comes with a 6-inch full view FHD+ 2.5D curved display. The 4G-VoLTE dual SIM smartphone is powered by a 1.45 GHz quad-core processor and has a 2,900 mAh battery.

COMIO X1 Note – Royal Blue [L] and Sunrise Gold [R]

Sanjay Kalirona, CEO & Director, COMIO Smartphone, said

We are excited to announce the launch of COMIO X1 Note as it marks our expansion into a pan-India brand. The response we have received from our consumers, retailers and distributors has been tremendous, encouraging us to deliver a product such as COMIO X1 Note, which is one of the best offerings from the brand in the sub-10,000 price segment.

The COMIO X1 Note provides an integrated solution comprising of advanced camera quality, better speed, security features, stylish design and value-added services all-in-one, ensuring an enhanced user experience.

Some of the other features include

  • Android O – Android Oreo picture-in-picture [multiple apps], smarter battery, 2x faster interface, over 60 new emojis
  • A smarter way to unlock your smartphone with Face Unlock feature
  • Secure your smartphone the smartest way with the Intruder Selfie feature
  • Explore magic with the Finger Print sensor: pick calls, unlock device in 0.15 seconds, click pictures, access apps
  • More memory, more space, more fun – 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, expandable upto 128 GB
  • Never miss a buzz with a Notification LED, nor your favourite conversations with Auto Call Recording feature and Auto Call Back Reminder
  • Personalise your smartphone your way with the Dual Account app
  • Font Application feature with access different stylish fonts and supported with 22 regional languages
  • Pop-up touch feature allows user to use the apps with less number of clicks
  • WPS Office app to view all kind of documents with ease
COMIO X1 Note Spec Sheet

Further to this, Sumit Sehgal, Chief Marketing Officer, COMIO Smartphone, said on the launch

After capturing the hearts of the youth in North & West India, we are excited to widen our reach to South & East market. South is a strategic region for us and Bangalore d will be one of the most important markets with its high number of technology enthusiasts. We will multiply our efforts in this region and engage with the youth to make Comio a preferred brand through our philosophy of ‘Don’t Listen Kar Daal.’

COMIO support – Specially designed after-sales support comprising of 1 year + 100 days warranty, one-time screen breakage warranty, 30-day replacement, a special buy back and upgrade offer allowing you to upgrade your old smartphone. The COMIO upgrade offer allows you an assured 40% return on your old COMIO phone (not more than 12 months old) which will be given if you want to upgrade you existing COMIO phone. Applicable through COMIO official website only.

Reliance Jio offer – Customers can now enjoy unlimited data and talk time offers using a COMIO smartphone. Jio customers to get Rs. 2200 cashback [44*50 Rs vouchers] at the time of 1st successful recharge of INR 198/299 monthly plans. The offer can be redeemed from the 2nd recharge onwards.

Availability – The COMIO X1 Note will available at all key retail stores Pan-India and online platforms – Snapdeal, Flipkart, Amazon, ShopClues and Paytm.

It feels as if we are in a new era, as if there will be a before and an after with smartphones; perhaps it’s too great a comparison, but maybe it’s not dissimilar to the industrial revolution. Already, within the space of a few years, it is ingrained in our lives, changing the way we interact, work and spend our time. Social media came earlier, but with smartphones it has rapidly impacted our lifestyle – the way that younger generations are growing up will probably never be the same again.

Image Source – Health

There are certainly pros and cons, and as we begin to understand the potential pitfalls of this revolution, one wonders how Mark Zuckerberg will be seen by future generations. But while we are just beginning to understand the ramifications, we are still working out ways in which we use the new technology. Thousands of years on we are still tinkering with the wheel, finding new designs and new things to put it on, while smartphone technology is developing faster than we can find ways to use it. Not only are there new questions, but we have the opportunity to re-examine old problems. It follows that we would do the same with the health sector.

Hypertension, or as it is more commonly known as high blood pressure, is by all accounts the biggest affliction facing the world at the moment- thus it makes sense it would be the first question we try to address. Hypertension may seem like a relatively innocuous ‘condition’, but surprisingly it is the number one risk factor for death around the world and affects over 10 million people around the world. High blood pressure significantly increases the risk of stroke and heart attacks – one of the biggest killers in the world. Despite this, reportedly only half of the hypertensive population are aware they have it.

The International Society of Hypertension [ISH] believes that millions of lives could be saved if people were to simply get their blood pressure tested and then could take steps to manage their blood pressure appropriately. Indeed, in India, the rate of hypertension is estimated to be around 1 in 3 adults, as per Dr. Ramakanta Panda, MD of the Asia Heart Institute. These somewhat scary statistics led the ISH to launch the incredibly successful May Measurement Month campaign, which aims at publicizing the issue and getting people to get their blood screened.

You might be wondering what smartphones have to do with this? Well, they are helping people to stay healthier for longer. The MyTherapy app for example, allows you to track your blood pressure [or any other measurement/symptom] over a long period of time and puts it into easy to read graphs, so people can get a comprehensive, fact-based summary of how their health is. If someone with hypertension, for example, is able to see their blood pressure rising or a change coinciding with other symptoms, they can address the issue sooner, before the situation worsens. The app even allows you to share the information with healthcare professionals, allowing them to diagnose the issue quicker.

Originally launched in 2013 in Germany, the free app is chiefly a medication reminder app, but has expanded to include other functions like the measurements section or the sharing option which is available for family and friends too, for extra support. Taking into account that adherence for chronic diseases is only around 50% [WHO], it obviously represents a potential area of major improvement. Tested and proven to better adherence, millions of lives and billions of pounds, dollars and rupees could be saved if people were able to take their medication consistently and correctly.

The ‘new era’, as referred to earlier, brings with it more uncertainty than anything else. We are yet to properly explore and find out what it means for us in general. But it does present us with many opportunities, like the MyTherapy app and the MMM campaign. The infographic below sheds some light on the importance of knowing your health well.

The MyTherapy app is available for Android as well as iOS and can be downloaded from here & here.

COMIO Smartphone, India’s emerging mid-segment brand, recognized as ‘The Most Promising Brand by The Economic Times is all set to conquer the market with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the COMIO X1 Note. Competitively priced at INR 9,999, the X1 Note boasts of flawless slim ID design with a stylish mirror finish back cover in two colour variants- royal blue and sunrise gold. With the launch of the COMIO X1 Note, the brand will be available pan-India.

The device has a dual rear camera with 13MP + 5MP AF with Flash and front camera with 8MP. A photographer’s delight, the handset comes bundled with a set of camera modes like portrait/ bokeh, beauty, panorama, social and night mode. Designed to enjoy high definition to the fullest, the smartphone comes with a 6-inch full view FHD+ 2.5D curved display. The 4G-VoLTE dual SIM smartphone is powered by a 1.45 GHz quad-core processor and has a 2,900 mAh battery.

Sanjay Kalirona, CEO & Director, COMIO Smartphone, said

We are excited to announce the launch of COMIO X1 Note as it marks our expansion into a pan-India brand. The response we have received from our consumers, retailers and distributors has been tremendous, encouraging us to deliver a product such as COMIO X1 Note, which is one of the best offerings from the brand in the sub-10,000 price segment.

The COMIO X1 Note provides an integrated solution comprising of advanced camera quality, better speed, security features, stylish design and value-added services all-in-one, ensuring an enhanced user experience.

Features of COMIO X1 Note

  • Android O – Android Oreo picture-in-picture [multiple apps], smarter battery, 2x faster interface, over 60 new emojis
  • A smarter way to unlock your smartphone with Face Unlock feature
  • Secure your smartphone the smartest way with the Intruder Selfie feature
  • Explore magic with the Finger Print sensor: pick calls, unlock device in 0.15 seconds, click pictures, access apps
  • More memory, more space, more fun – 3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM, expandable upto 128 GB
  • Never miss a buzz with a Notification LED, nor your favourite conversations with Auto Call Recording feature and Auto Call Back Reminder
  • Personalise your smartphone your way with the Dual Account app
  • Font Application feature with access different stylish fonts and supported with 22 regional languages
  • Pop-up touch feature allows user to use the apps with less number of clicks
  • WPS Office app to view all kind of documents with ease

COMIO support – Specially designed after-sales support comprising of 1 year + 100 days warranty, one-time screen breakage warranty, 30-day replacement, a special buy back and upgrade offer allowing you to upgrade your old smartphone. The COMIO upgrade offer allows you an assured 40% return on your old COMIO phone [not more than 12 months old] which will be given if you want to upgrade you existing COMIO phone. Applicable through Comio only.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. announced the launch of the world’s first Artificial Intelligence based brand engagement platform – JioInteract. The first of many services to be launched on this platform is the Live Video Call that features India’s favourite celebrities. To kick-start, Jio has on-boarded none other than Bollywood’s biggest star, Amitabh Bachchan, who will promote his upcoming comedy-drama film ‘102 Not Out’ in the most innovative way.

Image Source – Reliance Jio

With Jio’s base of over 186 million subscribers and another 150 million smartphone users, JioInteract is poised to become the largest platform for movie-promotion and brand engagement. Over the next few weeks, Jio will introduce services such as video call centres, video catalogue, and virtual showrooms to the forefront redefining customer experience.

Such use of artificial intelligence is a first across the world and will reposition the way brands and customers think of engagement.

About JioInteract’s Live Video Call

JioInteract’s first service ‘Live Video Call’ will allow all Jio and other smartphone subscribers to make a video call with their favourite superstar, Amitabh Bachchan anytime during the day, starting on 4th May 2018.

Users can ask questions related to his upcoming comedy drama film, 102 Not Out and even book their movie tickets in real-time through the ticketing-partner BookMyShow.

How to use

To experience JioInteract,

  1. Download MyJio app
  2. Click on JioInteract icon inside the MyJio app
  3. Start your video call and chat with Amitabh Bachchan
  4. Additionally, subscribers can also share their video call experience with their family and friends using the ‘Share’ option.

This unique and innovative service uses a powerful AI based platform to listen to user questions and respond to them in the most appropriate way. In addition, the platform has a unique auto-learning feature that helps improve the answering accuracy. Leveraging the strength of Jio’s strong mobile video network and its 186+ million strong subscriber base along with new technologies like Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, JioInteract has created a compelling brand engagement solution for businesses.

Positioned as VCBaaS [Video Call Bot as a Service], JioInteract with its full scale multimedia capabilities attempts to democratize Artificial Intelligence & Video Call technologies in a simplified way for effective brand engagement. This technology has wide scale applications across B2C space. Using it, Jio is also tapping developer ecosystem to create innovative applications like virtual showrooms, product demonstrations, ordering cart for e-commerce, etc.