LG X Power With 4G VoLTE Support, 4100mAh Battery Launched

LG X Power With 4G VoLTE Support, 4100mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 15,990

  • Smartphone comes with PE+technology for faster charging
  • The smartphone sports a 5.3-inch HD display
  • It is available in Black and Gold colours

LG on Thursday launched its 4G VoLTE-enabled X Power smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 15,990. It will be available for sale “pan India in a day or two”, the company said, in Black and Gold colour variants.

The LG X Power, which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, is a dual-SIM smartphone. It sports a 5.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) In-Cell Touch display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735M processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card.

In terms of optics, the LG X Power comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera, tagged with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. The smartphone houses a large 4100mAh battery. The connectivity options for the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.1. The smartphone measures 148.9×74.9×7.9mm and weighs 139 grams.

The smartphone comes with PE+technology, which helps the smartphone to charge at a faster rate, the company claims. “Its Fast Charging technology PE+ makes it almost [twice as fast to charge compared to] other batteries,” the company said in its release. Other features of the phone auto shot, the film effect, the gesture selfie, the quick share, the company said.

“We are relentless in our pursuit to ensure that all our products enable peoples’ life to become easier, efficient and help them work smarter. Today in India, we all are witnessing the 4G LTE evolution at a very fast pace and this technology brings excessive use of videos, music, streaming etc., which are battery consumption intensive features. Keeping in view of consumer’s needs, LG XPower brings huge 4100mAh battery that runs longer under heavy multimedia use,” Marketing Head – LG Mobiles, Amit Gujral, was quoted as saying in the release.

LG X Power

LG X Power

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5.30-inch

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1.3 GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

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720×1280 pixels

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2GB

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Android 6.0

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16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4100mAh

Lenovo, Xiaomi See Gains in Indian Smartphone Market in Q3 2016

Lenovo, Xiaomi See Gains in Indian Smartphone Market in Q3 2016: Canalys

  • Micromax, Intex & Lava have seen a downfall in their smartphone shipment
  • Lenovo displaced Micromax to take the second spot in terms of shipments
  • Xiaomi has reached the number four spot in terms of shipments

According to a market research firm, the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2016 experienced a 20 percent year-on-year growth in terms of shipments, growing to 30 million units. Samsung grew along with the market, and retained a lead of just over 20 percent. Other manufacturers like Micromax, Intex, and Lava have seen a slump in their shipments in the country whereas Chinese mobile giants – Lenovo and Xiaomi have climbed to get the second and fourth positions respectively.

Canalys on Tuesday published its report for Q3 2016 smartphone shipments in India, giving an insight into the smartphone growth in the country. Lenovo has ousted Micromax from the second spot, and the research firm cites an increase in offline sales as the reason for its growth in shipments. Micromax stands at the third spot. Xiaomi, on the other hand, has reached the number four spot, thanks to an increased number of shipments – a 170 percent growth year-on-year, and more than double when compared to the previous quarter. Canalys says this was the company’s strongest quarter yet in India, in terms of shipments.

Canalys Analyst, Rushabh Doshi, says, “Lenovo’s focus on offline channels and Xiaomi’s move away from being an online-only vendor have clearly helped.”The number of smartphones that support 4G LTE are increasing in the country, with almost every manufacturer increasing its 4G portfolio. The new entrants like Lyf have also climbed to gain good positions on the ladder, with Lyf itself holding the fifth position. The advent of recently-launched Reliance Jio has shot up the 4G smartphone market in India, among other reasons to boost up to the new statistics.

Doshi adds, “Indian consumers are increasingly looking past local players’ smartphones in favour of international brands. There is ongoing portfolio consolidation as local players change their product strategies, emphasizing the 4G-enabled models that are now becoming mainstream. Besides having a strong LTE portfolio, channel strategy is increasingly important for smart phone success… ‘Despite its smartphone shipments halving, Micromax held onto third place, but it is coming under pressure from Xiaomi and fifth-placed Lyf.”

In a related news, India is also predicted to reach 1 billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020, as per a latest report published by GSMA at an event in Gurgaon. The 4G connections in the country are also forecast to grow rapidly, growing from just three million at the end of 2015 to 280 million by 2020, the report says.

Opera 41 for Desktop Released, Claims Faster Startup Times Even When Restoring Multiple Tabs

Opera 41 for Desktop Released, Claims Faster Startup Times Even When Restoring Multiple Tabs

  • New version showed up to 86 percent improvement in test results
  • Showed 50% improvement with 10 tabs opened in previous session
  • Opera 41 can be downloaded from company’s official site

All of us have been in the frustrating situation where we have to wait for browsers to load up previously loaded pages when they are opened again after a crash. Most browsers take up a ridiculously long time to load the pages and sometimes make us miss our deadlines. Now, there might be a browser to the rescue. Opera claims that the latest version of its desktop browser, v41, has a ‘smart startup sequence’ apart from faster startup times, is able to load the previously visited pages at a much faster rate than earlier.

The Opera 41 for desktop is available for download from its official website.

In company’s testing, it found that Opera 41 was able to show up to 86 percent improvement in both cold start and warm start startup time, compared to its previous version. This improvement was seen when more than 42 tabs were opened in the previous session. Notably, an improvement of more than 50 percent was still seen when only 10 tabs were opened in browser’s prior session.

“Opera 41 includes a new, smarter startup sequence that cuts away almost all the wait time, no matter how many tabs you open on startup,” the company said in its blog post.Apart from faster loading times, the new version of Opera’s desktop browser also comes with features such as hardware-accelerated video pop-out in order to avoid extensive CPU usage on low-end PCs. Opera 41 comes with a personalised newsreader and other battery-saving features.

“When using battery saving mode, Opera now detects which video codec can be hardware-accelerated and tries to choose that codec when doing video conferencing via WebRTC (this includes services such as Google Hangouts). This should save a lot of CPU and battery for our laptop-using, video-conferencing hobnobbers out there,” Opera said.

Siri, Catch Market Cheats: Wall Street Watchdogs Turn to AI

Siri, Catch Market Cheats: Wall Street Watchdogs Turn to AI

Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats.

Two exchange operators have announced plans to launch artificial intelligence tools for market surveillance in the coming months and officials at a Wall Street regulator tell Reuters they are not far behind. Executives are hoping computers with humanoid wit can help mere mortals catch misbehavior more quickly.

The software could, for instance, scrub chat-room messages to detect dubious bragging or back slapping around the time of a big trade. It could also more quickly unravel complex issues, like “layering,” where orders are rapidly sent to exchanges and then canceled to artificially move a stock price.

AI may even sniff out new types of chicanery, said Tom Gira, executive vice president for market regulation at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

“The biggest concern we have is that there is some manipulative scheme that we are not even aware of,” he told Reuters. “It seems like these tools have the potential to give us a better window into the market for those types of scenarios.”

FINRA plans to test artificial intelligence software being developed in-house for surveillance next year, while Nasdaq Inc and the London Stock Exchange Group expect to use it by year-end.The exchange operators also plan to sell the technology to banks and fund managers, so that they can monitor their traders.

Artificial intelligence is the notion that computers can imitate nuanced human behavior, like understanding language, solving puzzles or even diagnosing diseases. It has been in development since the 1950s and is now used in some mainstream ways, like Siri, an application on Apple’s iPhone that can engage in conversation and perform tasks.

While financial firms are already applying artificial intelligence software for everything from compliance to stock-picking, it is only starting to become useful for market oversight.

“We haven’t really let the machines loose, as it were, on the surveillance side,” said Bill Nosal, a Nasdaq business development executive who is overseeing its artificial intelligence effort.

50 billion events
Market surveillance generally relies on algorithms to detect patterns in trading data that may signal manipulation and prompt staff to investigate.

But the sheer volume of data can lead to an overwhelming number of alerts, many of which are false alarms.

FINRA monitors roughly 50 billion market “events” a day, including stock orders, modifications, cancellations and trades. It looks for around 270 patterns to uncover potential rule violations. It would not say how many events are flagged, or how many of those yield evidence of misbehavior.

The “machine learning” software it is developing will be able to look beyond those set patterns and understand which situations truly warrant red flags, said Gira.

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence in which computers figure out new tasks without having been programmed to do so. In the case of market surveillance, that would mean the computers “learn” which trading patterns lead to enforcement charges, in order to flag the right ones.

FINRA plans to test the new tool next year alongside its existing systems to compare the results.

The regulator has already moved its surveillance systems to Amazon.com’s web-based Cloud, giving it more computing power to quickly analyze massive data.

Nasdaq is working with cognitive computing firm Digital Reasoning, which it invested in earlier this year.

LSE has teamed up with International Business Machine Corp’s Watson business and cyber-security firm SparkCognition to develop its AI-enhanced surveillance, Chris Corrado, chief operating officer of LSE Group, told Reuters in an interview. Watson has become something of a household name, having bested contestants in the game show “Jeopardy” in 2011.

Trader integrity
The technology would not necessarily prevent events such as the 2010 “flash crash,” when the Dow Jones Industrial Average temporarily plunged more than 1,000 points.

However, it could be quicker to catch manipulative behavior thought to contribute to them, potentially saving market watchdogs time and money.

FINRA, Nasdaq and LSE would not provide specific figures for how much the software costs to develop or how much money they expect it to save.

For instance, investigators spent years cross-referencing trading data with old electronic communications to make their case against a group of global banks whose traders were rigging foreign exchange benchmarks.

Nasdaq said the software it is testing with Digital Reasoning and other financial firms could do that task almost in real time.

Artificial intelligence startup Neurensic on Wednesday launched a tool that creates an “integrity score” for traders based on how their trading patterns match up against patterns regulators have deemed suspicious.

“To have that information in terms of running your business more efficiently or proactively avoiding regulatory troubles is huge,” said David Widerhorn, the firm’s chief executive.

Neurensic has also worked with regulators on market-manipulation investigations and is in talks with two exchanges on supplying artificial intelligence software for surveillance, he said.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Health Enhancers

Just like everything else, there are many different sides to even health enhancers. While they can help asthmatics or those suffering from breathing difficulties, they can also have serious side effects such as nausea, hair loss, and the like but only when theyare abused without setting a healthy limits to their consumption. When people realize this, they will never view health boosters the same way as they did before.

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Transform your views

People generally tend to form opinions on certain performance boosters if they do not understand how to use them. Nonetheless, there are websites such as Nootriment that can be extremely resourceful on performance enhancers. Mostly, they have information that is highly comprehensive such as when a person would experience side effects, what would happen if they take the performance enhancers in recklessly, dosage recommendations, and much more that would be extremely valuable to everyone, who has either just begun to use them or has been using them over the years.Information that is as valuable as this can not only help you break away from the prejudices you have had toward these fitness products but also give you a new perspective that can help you see things clearly.

Let you in on the truth

Websites on health enhancers can help you see the truth for yourself. Both experts as well as novices share their views and experiences in the form of comments against write-ups and resources. In fact, even you can share your feelings and ideas freely and learn from the others what the truth is. Performance boosters are not pieces of candy that you can go on getting joy from every time you consume them. They have been prepared with the improvement of people’s health and their performances at the gym in mind. They were originally used to treat asthma patients and those with breathing difficulties. Keeping their original purpose in mind will help you understand whether what you have been doing is right or wrong. Bring out the researcher in you before purchasing any product so that you will not feel duped.

Make you a good consumer

While websites such as Nootriment can give you knowledge on performance enhancers and shape your opinion, did you know that they can also make you a good consumer? Of course, the definition of a good consumer may vary from one person to another but it is actually someone, who will weigh the pros and cons of the product and consume it discriminately. Even those who do not let anything cloud their judgment about the products that they are considering consuming can be good. It is not all about just paying for a product and complaining that it is not working for them without doing prior research on how it works or what the limits to consuming it are. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to your preferred website and start researching on the different kinds of health boosters and get yourself what suits you the most.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro With 6GB of RAM, 16-Megapixel Front and Rear Cameras Official

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro With 6GB of RAM, 16-Megapixel Front and Rear Cameras Official

  • The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM
  • It has 16-megapixel front and rear cameras
  • The Galaxy C9 Pro is priced at CNY 3,199 on Samsung’s China store

After being listed online ahead of its launch, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone has officially been unveiled in the Chinese market. Packing a humongous 6GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a mid-range smartphone, which will be available via Samsung’s China store starting November 11, with the pre-orders having already started. The Galaxy C9 Pro is priced at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 31,700).

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro are similar to what surfaced on Friday. The dual SIM (Nano+Nano) 4G-enabled Galaxy C9 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, with four cores clocked at 1.95GHz and the rest at 1.4GHz. In a first for the company, Samsung has equipped the device with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone has a 6-inch full HD (1080×1920) AMOLED display.

For photography, the Galaxy C9 Pro packs a 16-megapixel camera on both front and rear. The rear 16-megapixel camera comes with an aperture of f/1.9 and a dual-LED flash. The selfie camera too has the same aperture sans the flash module. The smartphone packs inbuilt storage of 64GB that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Galaxy C9 Pro has a fingerprint scanner mounted on its physical home button. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. Apart from 4G LTE, the connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Galaxy C9 Pro measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs in 189gm.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Display

6.00-inch

Processor

1.44GHz

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

6GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery capacity

4000mAh

 

‘Hawa Badlo’ App Will Let Delhi Residents Report Likely Pollutants

'Hawa Badlo' App Will Let Delhi Residents Report Likely Pollutants

The Indian capital, labouring under the label of being the world’s most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.

A smartphone application that allows citizens to report the presence of construction dust or the burning of leaves and garbage in public parks to authorities was launched Friday.

The “Hawa Badlo,” or “Change the Air,” app has two versions. One allows citizens to take pictures of likely pollutants. The other allows authorities to investigate and act on valid complaints.

Over the last few years, New Delhi has struggled with ways to handle the pollution, which becomes especially obvious during the colder winter months as the city’s air turns to a grey haze.

The newest measure, the phone app, was launched by the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, a monitoring group set up on the order of India’s Supreme Court in April.

Over the last decade or so, India, like neighboring China, has seen pollution spiral as its economy has boomed and it has continued to rely on burning coal to generate electricity. The number of vehicles on the road has skyrocketed, while hundreds of millions of impoverished people still use wood, kerosene or whatever they can grab at the garbage dump to build fires for cooking or keeping warm on winter nights.

Over the last two years, the government has tried a slew of measures to control the air pollution. These include stricter emission norms for cars and a tax on diesel-fueled trucks that enter the city.

The city has also attempted to limit the number of cars on the roads during the winter months, when the air quality is at its worst. The city authorities twice ordered cars with odd and even numbered license plates to ply on alternate days for a period of two weeks each.

 

Mobiles News Zopo Color F5 Launched Price, Specifications, and More

Zopo Color F5 Launched: Price, Specifications, and More
The smartphone is already available for purchase
Zopo Color F5 has been priced at Rs. 10,590
The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Zopo has announced the launch of Color F5 smartphone, successor to the Oppo Color F1. The dual-SIM Oppo Color F5 comes with 4G LTE connecting and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is priced at Rs. 10,590 and is already available for purchase.

Zopo Color F5 sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies, both of which are tagged with dual LED flash. The smartphone houses a 2100mAh battery.

The device measures 144x 72.3x 8.5mm and is available in colours Gold, Black, and White. Zopo Color F5 comes with a fingerprint scanner and features a multi-account application and picture-in-picture video integration.
“The Color series has been our most successful product chain in India. Therefore, with the launch of our Color F5 smartphone, we hope to maintain our position in the Indian market as a brand that provides highly featured, innovative products to its customers at competitive prices – without compromising on quality,” company’s spokesperson was quoted as saying in its press release.

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5.00-inch
Processor
quad-core
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
720×1280 pixels
RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
2100mAh

Apple Supplier Laird’s Stock Nosedives on ‘Brutal’ Price Competition

Apple Supplier Laird's Stock Nosedives on 'Brutal' Price Competition

  • Apple supplier Laird blamed ‘brutal’ competition from Asian rival for dip
  • Laird makes materials that protect phones from heat & interference
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall did not have much impact on Laird

Laird Plc dropped the most on record in London trading after the supplier to Apple pared its outlook, citing “brutal” price competition from Asian parts providers and sluggish demand from the mobile industry.

Laird tumbled as much as 50 percent and was down 49 percent at 149.8 pence, at 9:15 in London.

“The acceleration of production for mobile devices has come much later than in previous cycles and visibility on volumes remains poor,” the company said in a statement. “In addition, we have experienced increased margin pressure due to unprecedented pricing pressures and some operational factors.”

Competitors based in Asia are driving down prices, leading to continuous rounds of negotiations with customers, Chief Executive Officer Tony Quinlan said on a conference call.

The London-based company, which makes materials that protect smartphone parts from heat and interference, predicted annual pretax profit of about 50 million pounds ($61 million) amid a “very challenging trading performance” in its Performance Materials division. That was about 32 percent below the average analyst estimate.

‘Big Customer’
Quinlan declined to name Apple on the call, referring only to the company’s “big customer.” Apple’s website lists Laird as a supplier.

Revenue in the third quarter was up 29 percent to 207 million pounds, but that was lifted by acquisitions and by favorable currency conversion rates after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. On an organic basis at constant rates, sales were down 4 percent.

Former Laird CEO David Lockwood left in August to take the top job at defense contractor Cobham Plc, and he was replaced by Quinlan, the former chief financial officer.

After a weak first half, Laird said it had expected an improvement that did not materialize. Apple said in July that it sold 40.4 million iPhones in the three months ended June 25, down 15 percent from a year earlier and 21 percent from the previous quarter. Rival Samsung has been roiled by problems with its Galaxy Note 7 phone, which it stopped making after a number of the devices caught on fire.

The problem with the Note 7 “hasn’t helped,” Quinlan said, though the impact on Laird has been “relatively” small.

 

Carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight? Be Ready to Face Fine

Carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight? Be Ready to Face Fine

Airline passengers who try to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on flights will have them confiscated and may face fines under an emergency US order that significantly expands restrictions on the devices linked to almost 100 incidents of overheating and fires.

The devices won’t be allowed aboard passenger or cargo aircraft even if they’ve been shut off, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. Flight restrictions will be extended to each of the 1.9 million Galaxy Note 7s sold in the US starting at noon New York time on Saturday.

 

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident in flight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.”

Samsung on Tuesday said it was halting production and sales of the device following the latest spate of smoke, overheating and fire incidents in what was supposed to be a version that replaced a faulty lithium-ion battery with a safe one. The company estimates the crisis will cost it $5.3 billion in profits.

Criminal prosecution
The government urged passengers not to side-step the order. “Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident,” the DOT said in a release. “Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines.”

People in the midst of travel who have the phones were urged by the government to contact Samsung or their wireless carrier “immediately” to arrange for a replacement phone.

The government now considers the Galaxy Note 7s “forbidden hazardous material” under US law. Anyone observed with one of the phones will be prohibited from boarding an aircraft, the release said.

Airlines and an industry trade group were notified of the impending ban by the FAA on Friday.

 

CPSC recall
Samsung is working with US officials and airlines to notify owners of the phone about the emergency order, SungIn Cho, a spokeswoman for Samsung Electronics America, said in an e-mail.

“We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers,” Cho said. “We realize this is an inconvenience but your safety has to remain our top priority.”

The action by aviation regulators follows the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s announcementon Thursday it was almost doubling the number of Galaxy Note 7 phones covered under a US government-sanctioned recall. The consumer agency has received 96 reports of overheating batteries in the US, including 23 since the first recall was announced on September 15.

At least 13 people reported being burned by the devices and in 47 cases there was damage to property, according to the consumer agency.

 

American Airlines
Consumer agency Chairman Elliot Kaye on Friday also renewed calls to consumers to take advantage of the recall.

“The fire hazard with the original Galaxy Note 7 and with the replacement Galaxy Note 7 is simply too great for anyone to risk it and not respond to this official recall,” Kaye said in the Transportation Department statement. “I would like to remind consumers once again to take advantage of the remedies offered, including a full refund. It’s the right thing to do and the safest thing to do.”

For passengers who arrive at the airport with a Galaxy Note 7, and can’t return it to their car or hand it to someone not flying, American Airlines will place the device in an area for storage of hazardous materials. The person can reclaim it after the trip, said Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for the carrier.

The airline also is updating announcements for passengers checking baggage, before clearing security, at airport gates and on board planes about the ban, he said.

Aviation regulators in September ordered passengers and airline crews to power off any recalled Galaxy Note 7s that were carried aboard flights and forbid the devices from being charged. The Galaxy Note 7s were also prohibited from checked bags.

The expanded action completely bans the devices from all airline flights and applies to all smartphones covered by the latest recall.

Cargo carriers
FedEx and United Parcel Service, two major delivery services in the US, had already said they wouldn’t ship the phones via planes, restricting them to ground vehicles. The devices also have to be packed in special boxes designed to safely house recalled batteries.

Delta Air Lines is adding special containment bags for phones or other electronic devices that overheat or catch fire to at least some of its aircraft, the carrier said on a conference call Thursday. Southwest Airlines Co. is in the process of selecting a vendor for similar bags and hopes to have them on its planes in early 2017, spokeswoman Lori Crabtree said Friday. Sydney-based Qantas Airways Ltd. said Saturday it had banned Samsung Note 7 phones from all its flights.

Lithium-based batteries power millions of devices, from smartphones and laptops to power tools. They hold enough energy to create heat and sparks if they fail, which can ignite the highly flammable chemicals inside.

The initial wave of Galaxy Note 7 failures were linked to batteries made by one of two suppliers to Samsung. The cells had been squeezed into a container pouch so tightly that when they were installed in the phones they became pinched, damaging the interior. That led to short circuits that triggered the failures, Kaye said in September.

More recent incidents involving replacement phones containing batteries built by a second manufacturer appear to result from a different flaw, a person familiar with discussions between government agencies and Samsung told Bloomberg.

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery capacity

3500mAh