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iPhone 8 to Ditch Home Button for ‘Function Area’, Cost Over $1,000: KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo in a new note to his clients has predicted a few more things about the iPhone 8. In his note, Kuo reiterates that the iPhone 8 will ditch the home button for a full-screen design. This additional real estate will used to have a function area towards the bottom of the display that will bring ... Read More »

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus Specifications, Photos Leaked Again Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

Lenovo’s mid-range Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones are expected to launch later this month at the company’s February 26 event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Ahead of the official Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus unveiling, a Spanish online retailer accidentally listed the yet-to-be-announced smartphones with purported official renders and promotional materials claiming features, specifications, and other details. ... Read More »

MIT’s New Speech Recognition Chip Delivers Power Savings of Up to 99 Percent

Researchers at MIT have developed a low-power special-purpose chip that is claimed to reduce the power consumption of electronic devices and help them save battery life as a result. The chip, which is specialised for automatic speech recognition, has been claimed to require between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts compared with 1 watt requirement by a standard smartphone running speech-recognition software. ... Read More »

Nubia Z11, N1 to Get India-Specific Panic Button Feature Soon

ZTE brand Nubia on Wednesday announced that its Nubia Z11 and N1 smartphones will soon get the India-specific panic button feature. The panic button feature will be available to existing Nubia phones through a software update. The company also confirmed that the upcoming Nubia phones will also come with panic button feature. Nubia says that existing users, after updating their ... Read More »

LeEco Le 2 Gold Variant to Go on Sale in Limited Quantities in India on Thursday

LeEco launched the Le 2 smartphone in June for the price of Rs. 11,999. The device was made available on its online LeMall store in Grey and Rose Gold colour variants, and now the company has introduced a Gold colour variant in India as well. The Gold colour Le 2 smartphone will be available on the LeMall website from February ... Read More »

Huawei Catches Up With Samsung, Apple in Smartphone Market

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of market share last year, following the problems encountered by the two sector giants, the Gartner consultancy group said on Wednesday. Over the year as a whole, the Chinese maker saw its sales leap by 26.7 percent, while the South Korean and US rivals both saw ... Read More »

Huawei P10 Renders Leaked; Specifications Spotted on Benchmark Site

Huawei silenced all rumours by confirming that the P10 smartphone is launching at MWC 2017 on February 26. The device is largely expected to sport a dual camera setup, and come in different colour variants as well. Now, a new leak has come in showing renders from all angles, whilst the device was reportedly also spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date to Reportedly Be Revealed at MWC 2017

Samsung’s Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin has reportedly confirmed that the company will reveal the official launch date for the Galaxy S8 launch at MWC 2017 later this month. The South Korean company can be expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date during the company’s February 26 event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy Tab S3. A ... Read More »

iPhone 8 to Sport AR Features and Glass Back With Steel Frame: Reports

iPhone 8 rumours are coming in every day, and today’s set of leaks shed light on the metal and glass combination build of the device, some sort of augmented reality (AR) integration, and the removal of the dedicated fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 8 should get rid of the fingerprint reader on the physical Home Button, and look to embed it ... Read More »

Meizu M5s Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Meizu on Wednesday launched the M5s smartphone in China, and it will go on sale in the country from Monday, February 20. The smartphone has been launched in two variants – 16GB storage at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,800) and 32GB storage at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,700) – and will be available in Rose Gold, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, ... Read More »