Tag Archives: smartphone

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 »

‘Mobile Airbag’ Case Invented by Student Deploys When You Drop Your Smartphone

HIGHLIGHTS An ‘active damping’ phone case design has been patented Design was a thesis project for a German engineering student The case detects when the phone is falling and protracts springs A German engineering student has invented a ‘mobile airbag’ case design that automatically deploys when a phone is dropped. We already have several case options in the market that ... 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 »

Nubia Red Magic Gaming Smartphone to Be Globally Available via IndieGoGo

HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic available for $399 in the IndieGoGo campaign The company will ship the handset to India as well Buyers can avail one of the three deals listed on the site Nubia Red Magic smartphone was launched last week as the first gaming smartphone by ZTE. Now, the handset has been made available through the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. Early backers can get the smartphone ... Read More »

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS While Huawei saw minor growth, shipments of Oppo and Vivo declined Xiaomi saw substantial growth of 37 percent year on year Q2 2018 expected to show growth for most OEMs Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. ... Read More »

ZTE Axon M Dual Screen Smartphone First Impressions

When both displays are open, ZTE Axon M has a large square-shaped display HIGHLIGHTS ZTE Axon M has two 5.2-inch displays and only one camera When the display is folded, the secondary display becomes inactive The dual-display design can be useful for multitasking If you’re bored with your standard candybar smartphone and miss the days when phones came in all ... Read More »

Honor India to Launch Smartphone With Four Cameras in January, Honor 9 Lite Expected

HIGHLIGHTS Honor will bring another smartphone with four cameras in India in January It is expected that Honor 9 Lite will be launched The smartphone is likely to be priced around Rs. 10,000 for base variant Huawei-owned brand Honor has said it plans to release a smartphone with dual front and dual rear cameras later this month. The company did not say ... Read More »

10.or D Budget Smartphone Launched in India Under ‘Crafted for Amazon’ Programme: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Crafted for Amazon products are made in India The 10.or D will go on sale on January 5 10.or D price in India starts at Rs. 4,999 10.or D has been launched in India, following teasers from earlier this week. Part of the company’s 10.or (pronounced tenor) private label for smartphones, the launch of the 10.or D follows the launch of the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Ousts Samsung, Leads Smartphone Sales in Top 50 Indian Cities: IDC

HIGHLIGHTS IDC claims Tier I cities in India are “key volume driver” Major 50 cities account for 50 percent of smartphone sales in India Bhopal, Gurugram, and Jaipur emerge as “fastest growing cities” As per a report by International Data Corporation (IDC), Xiaomi held the maximum market share in the top 50 Indian cities in the Q3 2017 period, followed by Samsung, Lenovo (including Moto), Oppo, and Vivo. ... Read More »

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »