Mobile

Samsung Q2 earnings guidance shows slowing smartphone business

Samsung smashed records for operating profit seven quarters in a row, but the streak is done, according to the company guidance. The Korean giant just announced its earnings guidance for Q2 2018 – consolidated sales are expected to be approximately KRW58 trillion ($52 billion), while the consolidated operating profit should be around KRW14.8 trillion ($13.25 billion). The estimated numbers fall ... Read More »

Samsung launches Galaxy Jean, a rebranded Galaxy A6+ (2018)

After launching the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung has launched a new smartphone in its home country of South Korea. Dubbed Galaxy Jean, the handset is a re-branded version of Galaxy A6+ (2018) that was released back in May this year. The phone’s listing on the company’s South Korean website itself confirms its A6+ – even the model number matches that of the standard ... Read More »

BlackBerry Ghost might have a large 4,000 mAh battery

A recently rumored BlackBerry device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass to have a hefty 4,000 mAh battery in store. The device in question is the BlackBerry Ghost – a high-end and supposedly bezel-less BlackBerry device to be released exclusively in India. Its existence was first leaked in February and it is slated to be released sometime in the summer. Batteries this ... Read More »

Nokia Phones May Get Android P Update Starting August 2018

HIGHLIGHTS All Nokia phones to finally start getting Android P update A screenshot of an email conversation has suggested the details An executive has said that the update will reach ‘sometime in August’ Nokia smartphones made a comeback in the global market when HMD Global unveiled the first set of Android-powered handsets back at MWC 2017. And, since launch, the Finnish brand has ... Read More »

Moto Z3, Moto One, Moto One Power Expected at August 2 Launch Event

HIGHLIGHTS The event will be held at Motorola’s headquarters in Chicago, US It will start at 2pm CDT on August 2 Moto’s next flagship smartphone might make an appearance Lenovo-owned Moto has scheduled its next product launch event to be held at the Motorola headquarters in Chicago, US. The event will be held at 2pm CDT (12:30am IST, August 3) on August ... Read More »

Apple Refutes iPhone Passcode Bypass Claims by Hacker, Claims It’s a Result of ‘Incorrect Testing’

HIGHLIGHTS A hacker had claimed a passcode bypass last week The hack appears to bypass lock out and erase data options Apple has disputed the genuinity of the hack Apple will soon bring the controversial USB Restricted Mode to iPhone and iPad devices with the rollout of iOS 12 later this year. This toggle in the settings will cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has ... Read More »

Honor 7X Price Cut in India, Gets Update With Game Suite, Ride Mode, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X price has been dropped in India The handset is now available with a starting price of Rs. 11,999 Honor has also brought a new software update Honor 7X has received a price cut of Rs. 1,000 in India. With the latest move, the handset is available with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB storage configuration, ... Read More »

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 5.1.3 Update

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 5.1.3 update. Earlier this week, OnePlus 6 had started getting OxygenOS 5.1.8 as a new software update. Specifically for Indian users, the update brought all the features that debuted through the OxygenOS 5.1.7 released last week. That said, the company has clearly not forgotten about its older smartphones – OnePlus 5 and 5T – ... Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Honk Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,500 crores) from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what will be one of the biggest tech floats globally of recent years. Xiaomi, which also makes Internet-connected devices, plans to sell about 2.18 billion shares including about 65 ... Read More »

Moto One Power Alleged Live Images Reveal Display Notch, Vertical Dual Camera Setup

Moto One Power is expected to be Lenovo-owned brand Moto’s upcoming mid-range smartphone with premium specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM. In a new report, alleged live images of the handset have been revealed that give us a closer look at the Moto One Power. As per the images, the mid-ranger is expected to arrive with a ... Read More »