Mobile

Counterpoint: Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market may come down drastically

According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market – which currently stands at 58% – may come down drastically to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Not only this would be the lowest share for the South Korean company in many years, it would also result in the firm ... Read More »

Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 mini smartphone. The update – which is currently rolling out in Russia, and is hitting the device’s Duos variant – brings along Android Marshmallow (version 6.0.1). Weighing in at over 800MB, the update bumps the software version to MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5. There’s currently no information on what other changes (if ... Read More »

October security patch starts hitting Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A new update has started hitting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Currently being rolled out to units in Europe, the update weighs in at around 350MB, bumps the firmware version to XXS1DPJ3, and brings along Android security patch for the month of October. Aside from the latest security patch, the update also includes several other changes, such as battery optimizations ... Read More »

New Alcatel Idol 4S leak shows off packaging that transforms into VR headset

A T-Mobile training guide for the Windows 10-powered Alcatel Idol 4S has leaked online, suggesting an imminent launch. The leak not only confirms some of the device’s key specs, but also compares the phone with the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7. Aside from this, the leaked guide also reveals that the a free VR headset will be included with the ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 9 Pro will come with a dual-curved 5.9″ QHD display

Curves, curves everywhere. The Mate 9 Pro will be the dual-edge version of Huawei’s high-end phablet to be unveiled in a couple of weeks. So far known as Long Island, this tricked out model will offer QHD resolution as opposed to the 1080p of Manhattan (Mate 9 proper). Daydream has been the incentive here – Google’s VR feature will only ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to be priced around $590, new rumor suggests

In a world with no Galaxy Note7 a Note 2 might be exactly what we need. Yes, it’s the XiaomiMi Note 2 we’re talking about, due to be unveiled in just 3 days. There’s been an abundance of leaks detailing its specs, and also some discrepancies between various sources about its price. Well, now we have a third number, and ... Read More »

HTC Bolt tipped to launch globally as HTC 10 evo

If you recall, last month, the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass – who goes by the handle @evleaks on Twitter – revealed that the yet-to-be-announced HTC Bolt will be available in the US through Sprint sometime in October. While we are still waiting for that to happen, the tipster, meanwhile, is back with some more news about the device. He ... Read More »

More Meizu M5 images leak; device spotted on Geekbench as well

If you recall, we have already seen some leaked images of Meizu’s upcoming M5 smartphone. Now, a couple of more images alleged to be of the device have surfaced online, showing a black and a green colored variant of the handset. Further, an alleged Geekbench listing of the device has also been spotted, confirming some of its rumored specs such ... Read More »

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua receives new security update

Sony has started rolling out a new update to its Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone. The update – which is hitting all variants of the device, and bumps the build number from 26.3.X.0.131 to 26.3.X.1.33 – brings Android security patch for the month of July. As is usually the case with OTA roll-outs, it may take some time for the update ... Read More »

October,security,update,starts,hitting,ZUK,Z2

Lenovo sub-brand ZUK has started rolling out a new update to its Z2 smartphone. The update brings latest security patch – post-update, the Android security patch level will be October 1. The update also includes several other improvements such as those related to camera and volume. Given that the update has just started rolling out, it may take time for ... Read More »