Mobile

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 »

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 5.1.3 Update

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5, 5T have received bug fixes and other improvements OnePlus has fixed a security issue with the bootloader Google’s June security patch isn’t included 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 ... Read More »

Moto XT1920 pops up on FCC, looks like an Android Go phone

  Motorola is preparing the One Power device that should arrive as the successor of the Moto X4 with Stock Android. According to a listing by FCC, the company is also preparing a phone with Android Oreo: Go Edition that has a model name XT1920. Of course, this might be a standard low-end device, but the phone is listed with ... Read More »

Vivo Nex S, Nex A With Pop-Up Selfie Camera, Up to 256GB Inbuilt Storage Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo Nex S (left) and Nex A (right) HIGHLIGHTS The Vivo Nex S is the top-end offering The Nex A has the Snapdragon 710 SoC Both feature pop-up selfie cameras The Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A were launched in China as the company’s latest flagship smartphones on Tuesday. The Vivo Nex S is the premium model, and features a Snapdragon 845 SoC, ... Read More »

Apple Said to Warn Suppliers of Lower Parts Orders for New iPhone Models

Apple has asked its supply chain to manufacture about 20 percent fewer components for iPhones in the latter half of 2018, the Nikkei Asian Review on Friday cited industry sources as saying, sending the iPhone maker’s stock down 2 percent. Apple expects total shipments of iPhones to be launched this year to be 80 million, less than the 100 million shipments ... Read More »

Vivo Nex Bezel-Less Display Smartphone Tipped to Launch in 3 Variants

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo Nex is set to launch in June 12 The Nex A variant may be meant only for the Chinese market Nex and Nex S variants to launch globally The Vivo Nex will be launched at an event in Shanghai on June 12, and running up to the launch, leaks have been aplenty. The smartphone is expected to sport a true bezel-less display with ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

Moto Z3 Play With 5G Moto Mod Leaked; Moto G6 Plus Variant With 6GB RAM Tipped

HIGHLIGHTS Moto Z3 Play might get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor A 5G Moto Mod is also expected to launch in the near future The Moto G6 Plus is also expected to sport a Snapdragon 660 SoC A first look at the Moto Z3 Play has been revealed. From what seems like internal Lenovo documentation, images of the Moto Z3 Play have allegedly ... Read More »

Mi 8 Confirmed to Have Snapdragon 845, Dual Cameras Tipped by Retail Box Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi 8 is set to launch on May 31 The retail box tips a dual-GPS support The smartphone is said to support Quick Charge 4.0+ Xiaomi Mi 8 is just days away from an official unveil, and the company has now confirmed it will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as expected. Separately, despite the impending ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rumoured to Get 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage Variant

HIGHLIGHTS 8GB RAM variant might launch alongside a 6GB RAM model The 6GB RAM model was recently spotted on Geekbench Pricing and launch date have not been confirmed yet After the successful launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung will be looking to upgrade its premium phablet series with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 in the coming months. The latest round of leaks ... Read More »