Mobile

Sharp B10 and Aquos C10 leak ahead of their European debut

Last year at IFA Sharp announced that it would finally be ready to officially offer smartphones in Europe in the second quarter of this year. That timeframe then turned into late June, but Sharp missed it as you’re probably aware. Still, the first phones should reach European shores soon, and two of them have been outed today. The Sharp Aquos C10 is ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 5Z Goes on Sale in India for the First Time via Flipkart: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 5Z price in India starts at Rs. 29,999 HIGHLIGHTS Asus ZenFone 5Z is now on sale in India exclusively via Flipkart The smartphone comes in three variants in India It sports a large display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB RAM Asus ZenFone 5Z is now available for purchase in India, less than a week after it was unveiled ... Read More »

Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi’s Weak Hong Kong Debut Casts Shadow on Tech Listings

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong IPO at HKD 17 per share The Sino-US trade dispute has roiled financial markets Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut in Hong Kong due to valuation concerns, delivering a blow to investor sentiment in the tech sector ... Read More »

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 »

Vivo Z1i With 19:9 Display, AR Stickers Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo Z1i has been launched in China The smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 1,898 It comes with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio Vivo Z1i has been launched in China. The new handset, which appears as the cheaper version of the Vivo Z1, comes with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and includes artificial intelligence (AI) backed smart beauty features. Vivo has also ... Read More »

HTC to Slash 1,500 Jobs for ‘More Effective and Flexible Resource Management’

HIGHLIGHTS Job cuts indicate fresh hiccups for the struggling HTC HTC employs 6,450 staff globally The layoffs will be completed by the end of September Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company continues to battle dwindling sales. ... Read More »

Vivo V9 6GB RAM Variant With Snapdragon 660 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V9 6GB RAM comes is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC The cameras have been downgraded from the Vivo V9 It has been priced at IDR 4,299,000 (roughly Rs. 20,600) Vivo V9 has been launched in the market in a new 6GB RAM variant. When Vivo unveiled the V9 in India or Thailand and the Philippines earlier this year, the smartphone arrived in ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 Said to Face Battery Drain Issues With OxygenOS 5.1.8, OnePlus 3, 3T Also Said to Face Similar Issues

HIGHLIGHTS The development was reported on OnePlus forums and Twitter Users have reported up to 50 percent decrease in battery life A fix might arrive soon Chinese phone maker OnePlus, early last week, released its latest software update in the form of OxygenOS 5.1.8 for its current flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. However, it seems, some users of the smartphone are experiencing ... Read More »