Mobile

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago. Even ... Read More »

First live images of the iPhone 8 back surface

Apple is yet to announce a date for the iPhone 8 launch. But with the event closing in, the leaks are coming at a faster pace. The latest lead we have about the design is an image from the Foxconn factory. A picture of the iPhone 8 back is taken right before it is packaged and transferred to another line of production ... Read More »

New Philips S310X pops up on TENAA

Philips has been keeping a rather low profile on the smartphone scene lately. In fact, to the best of our knowledge, the Dutch company’s last Android handset release dates back to the end on 2015. This might change soon, as a mysterious Philips S310X recently passed through the TENAA Chinese certification authority. Typically, this is indicative of an imminent release, ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy Note8 image leaks [Updated]

According to a new rumor, the Galaxy Note8 will also be available in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. The rumor comes in the form of a tweet from a relatively well-known Chinese tipster:  Follow [email protected]_china Samsung GALAXY Note 8 6+64/128 9:05 AM – Aug 4, 2017 Replies 33 Retweets 1010 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Up until now, ... Read More »

Reliance JioPhone impact: More companies plan 4G feature phone by 2017

More mobile phone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phone by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio’s foray into the space, a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum said. “We are in talks with four-five players for launching phones (on Spreadtrum chipset). We expect they will be launching in the fourth quarter,” Spreadtrum ... Read More »

ZTE’s $40 Maven 2 gets Android 7.1.1 before the Galaxy S8

ZTE’s Maven 2 might be a super-cheap, low-end phone, but it can now has something that even some flagships like Galaxy S8 don’t have: Android 7.1.1 OS. The device has started receiving an update that bumps the OS version from 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.1.1 Nougat. AT&T is pushing out the update to units on its network. Carrying a build number of Z831V1.0.0B29 ... Read More »

Sony’s smartphone shipments for Q1 FY2017 stood at 3.4 million, profits up

Sony has revealed its financial results for the first quarter of financial year 2017, and it’s largely good news. Total smartphone shipments stood at 3.4 million, which is up from the 3.1 million figure the company reported in the same period last year. Although mobile revenues were down (which the company says was due to “change in product mix of ... Read More »

Jio Phone Effect: Intex Launches Turbo+ 4G, Its First 4G VoLTE Feature Phone

HIGHLIGHTS The prices for the phone range from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1500 Intex Turbo+ 4G comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display The company launched nine phones in total on Tuesday It seems like the introduction of the Jio Phone has made the budget segment – specifically the 4G VoLTE feature segment – more competitive in India. Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched its first feature phone ... Read More »

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2” screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android Nougat Update Confirmed for India Model

HIGHLIGHTS Flipkart banner mentions Android Nougat update for Redmi Note 4 There is no release timeline set for the update as of now Gadgets 360 has learnt the Nougat build is in beta testing phase Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was left off the list of smartphones getting the MIUI 9 build based on Android 7.0 Nougat when the list was released earlier ... Read More »