Mobile

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (unofficially) detailed: 1080p screen, 3s-like specs

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 launched in January and saw multiple revisions (3s, Pro, Prime), but the new Redmi 4 is quickly clearing the regulatory hurdles to gaining an official status. Info coming out of China suggests that the new model will upgrade the 5” screen to 1080p resolution (up from 720p) and the 13MP camera on the back gains a ... Read More »

32GB Google Pixel XL costs around $285 to make

The 32GB version of Google’s Pixel XL has an estimated Bill of Materials (BoM) of $285.75, including component costs and assembly costs. This is according to the BoM experts at IHS, who have released their report regarding Google’s smartphone today. This, however, does not mean that the entire difference from $285.75 to the $769 selling price for this model is ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is now official with a Snapdragon 821 and curved OLED panel

Xiaomi finally took the ribbon off the Mi Note 2 today. Right off the bat, we can’t fail to mention the phablet has taken more than a few pointers from the now late Samsung Galaxy Note7 and frankly, the timing couldn’t be better. The Mi Note 2 comes with a stylish dual-curved design on both the front and the back. ... Read More »

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is officially out with a $499 price tag

BlackBerry might pride itself on a unique security-oriented approach to Android, but that was hardly reflected in the DTEK60 development process. If you have been keeping an eye on the Canadian company over the past few months, then you definitely know about the leaked renders, followed by a full specs reveal on the official website, all topped off by a ... Read More »

Not robocop, but robojudge? AI learns to rule in human rights cases

An artificial intelligence system designed to predict the outcomes of cases at the European Court of Human Rights would side with the human judges 79 percent of the time. Researchers at University College London and the University of Sheffield in the U.K., and the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S., described the system in a paper published Monday by the ... Read More »

New update starts hitting Sony Xperia XA

Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia XA smartphone. The update is hitting both single SIM as well as dual SIM variant of the phone, carrying a build number of 33.2.A.3.81 and 33.2.B.3.81, respectively. The update brings along Android security patch for the month of August. There’s, however, currently no information on what other changes (if ... Read More »

New HP Elite x3 update brings Camera-related improvements

The HP Elite x3 Windows 10 smartphone has started receiving a new update, bumping the firmware version to 0002.0000.0014.0100. The update doesn’t bring along any new features, but it contains fixes that significantly improve the device’s camera experience. Specifically, the update – which is being delivered through Windows Update – reportedly makes the Camera app’s tap-to-focus and focusing features faster. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) now clears FCC

Around a week after it was spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench, the Samsung SM-J327P – which is said to be the Galaxy J3 (2017) – has been certified by the FCC in the United States. The model carries an FCC ID of A3LSMJ327P. Specs-wise, from what all has been revealed so far, the SM-J327P is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 ... Read More »

Counterpoint: Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market may come down drastically

According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market – which currently stands at 58% – may come down drastically to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Not only this would be the lowest share for the South Korean company in many years, it would also result in the firm ... Read More »

Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 mini smartphone. The update – which is currently rolling out in Russia, and is hitting the device’s Duos variant – brings along Android Marshmallow (version 6.0.1). Weighing in at over 800MB, the update bumps the software version to MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5. There’s currently no information on what other changes (if ... Read More »