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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »

Nokia Now Selling Smartphones, Accessories in India via Official Site

The Nokia brand, aiming to make a big comeback in one of its favourite markets, is now selling a range of its phones via its official site in India. HMD Global, the Finnish company which holds the licence for the Nokia brand, has opened its online mobile in the country. Interested buyers can now purchase phones and accessories in India directly through the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Must Face Revived US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

A US judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry’s request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Drop Tests Show They Are Tougher Than iPhone X, Galaxy S8

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature 20 percent thicker glass protection and a stronger 7-series aluminium frame, compared to their predecessors. A new drop test video puts that claim to the test. The video finds that despite being breakable, the Galaxy S9 models are more durable than the last year’s Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. Another video on YouTube compares the ruggedness of the ... Read More »

Honor 7X Android Oreo-Based EMUI 8.0 Beta Update Starts Rolling Out

HIGHLIGHTS Android Oreo beta update with EMUI 8.0 rolling out to Honor 7X Those who signed up for beta test will receive the update Android Oreo update on Honor 7X expected in Q2 this year Honor 7X, the affordable dual camera smartphone from Huawei brand Honor, was launched running EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Huawei had started an Android Oreo beta programme ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Will Be Available via Airtel Online Store, Pre-Registrations Now Open

Airtel has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via its online store, and pre-registrations are now open. The latest flagship smartphones were recently unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of MWC 2018. Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-bookings had already commenced in India via Samsung’s online and offline channels. As mentioned, the pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S9 ... Read More »

Samsung Leader in 4G LTE Device Shipments in India Last Year: CMR

With 21 percent market share, Samsung retained the top spot in the 4G LTE device shipments in 2017 while Chinese handset maker Xiaomi stood second with 18 percent share, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. The 4G LTE shipments in India grew 80 percent in 2017 Year-on-Year (YoY), with total shipments reaching 148.3 million units, according to CMR’s annual “4G LTE ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens First Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai to Showcase Products Not Launched in India

When launching the first Mi Home store in India, Xiaomi’s own store last year, the company’s Global Vice President, and Managing Director India, Manu Kumar Jain said the goal was to have a store where you could see not just the products launched in India, but everything that Xiaomi had to offer. On Wednesday, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Home Experience store in India, ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Price in India, Specifications, Features Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the few smartphones with 6GB RAM under Rs. 18,000 HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 Xiaomi Mi A1 leverages Android One programme to offer faster updates Nokia 6 has Dolby Atmos sound experience Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on sale in India on Thursday, February 22 ... Read More »

Samsung patents Galaxy J3 Star and Galaxy J7 Star monikers

Samsung classifies its Galaxy smartphones in three major categories – S goes for the flagship devices, the A is for upper-midrange phones and the J series is where the lower-midrangers hang out. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the third family is about to get bigger – the Korean company trademarked the monikers Galaxy J3 Star and Galaxy J7 Star. The “Star” addition will ... Read More »