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2017 iPhone Model to Sport 5.8-Inch AMOLED Displays Made by Samsung

Apple’s next iPhone is nearly a year away, but leaks have started to pick up pace. The Cupertino giant is expected to bring significant changes to mark the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone, and initial reports indicate that three variants are in the offing. A fresh leak hints that Apple has exclusively partnered with Samsung to make 5.8-inch AMOLED displays ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Design, Specifications Tipped by Certification Site

Xiaomi is reportedly working on a successor to the Redmi Note 4, dubbed the Redmi Note 4X. On Wednesday, some details on the Redmi Note 4X were leaked online courtesy Weibo and now the smartphone has been spotted on China’s telecommunications certification site TENAA, which means it could be unveiled soon enough. The Redmi Note 4X’s listing on TENAA (where ... Read More »

Qualcomm Fined $854 Million by South Korean Regulator for Violating Completion Laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it fined US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc KRW 1.03 trillion ($854 million or roughly Rs. 5,821 crores), a record for the country, ruling its business practices of patent licensing and smartphone modem chip sales hindered competition. The Korea Fair Trade Commission said Qualcomm abused its dominant market position and forced handset makers to pay ... Read More »

Cyanogen Shutting Down Services by December 31; CyanogenMod to Transition to Open-Source Lineage OS

After months of internal turmoil, Cyanogen finally announced that it will shut down all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed, though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative dubbed Lineage. “The open source project and ... Read More »

Mahindra To Increase Prices In India By Up To ₹ 26,500 From January 2017

The country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra has announced that it will be increasing priced across its model range in India from January 2017. The home-grown auto major plans to hike prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 26,500 as the company looks to partially offset rising input costs. Announcing the price hike Pravin Shah the Chief ... Read More »

IFCI Raises Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points To 8.6 Per Cent

New Delhi: Term finance lender IFCI today said it has raised benchmark lending rate by 0.1 percentage point (10 bps) to 8.6 per cent. The company has changed its its short-term benchmark rate (IBR-ST) from 8.50 per cent to 8.60 per cent with monthly rests for lending for tenure up to three months only, IFCI said in a statement. The ... Read More »

Indian Banks May Raise $30 Billion Through Bonds By March 2019: Fitch

Banks need around $90 billion in extra capital by March 2019, says Fitch. New Delhi: Indian banks need around $90 billion additional capital by March 2019 and one-third of this amount is expected to be raised through bonds, according to a report by ratings agency Fitch. Indian banks are likely to become more active in the Additional Tier 1 (AT1) ... Read More »

BlackBerry Android Smartphones Made by TCL to Be Launched at CES 2017

BlackBerry last week made an announcement that its smartphones will now be manufactured and sold by TCL Communication (TCT). One week after the BlackBerry-TCL partnership news, TCL has now said that it will launch new BlackBerry smartphones at the CES 2017 trade show. However, there are no details regarding the new devices, but one of them could bring the BlackBerry’s ... Read More »

LG V20 Bootloop Issue Caused by Non-Genuine USB Type-C Cables, Company Reportedly Claims

In January this year, LG acknowledged the bootlooping issue on its LG G4 smartphone and the company said that it will repair the affected devices. At the time, the company said there was a hardware fault with the devices that caused the issue. Now, the issue has come back to haunt the company as some reports claimed that the issue ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Still Being Used by More People Than LG V20, OnePlus 3T Combined: Report

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 remained in news for all the wrong reasons in 2016 as the smartphone was recalled by Samsung after several explosion cases were reported regarding the device. After the second recall of the phone, it was discontinued by the company. Samsung has been urging all users to return the phone to the company for their own ... Read More »