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Samsung Reports Jump in Q4 Profits as Record Chip Earnings Mask Galaxy Note 7 Failure

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls. The South Korean company said Tuesday it posted KRW 7.1 trillion ($6.1 billion or roughly Rs. 41,539 crores) in net income during the October-December period, ... Read More »

Nokia Android Phone With Snapdragon 835 SoC in the Works, Company Hints

HMD Global, the company that owns rights to the Nokia brand, has just dropped a hint that the company may soon reveal a new high-end flagship smartphone. While responding to some user queries on Chinese social network Weibo, Nokia’s account seemingly confirmed that the company is working on a Snapdragon 835-based smartphone. The company however added that this may take ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped to Improve 3D Touch and Touch ID; Facial Recognition Also in the Offing

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with his predictions for the iPhone 8, and his latest report focuses on the 3D Touch and Touch ID functionalities. The report claims that Apple will look to improve on both these features in its upcoming flagship device. Kuo notes that because the iPhone 8 will have a ‘wraparound’ OLED display, it will render ... Read More »

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Is Leaving the Company in February; Senior VP Xiang Wang to Lead Global Expansion Now

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President, is leaving the Chinese smartphone brand to return to Silicon Valley after a three and a half year stint at the company. He had been the face of the company and played a crucial role in Xiaomi’s growth as a prominent name in the highly competitive smartphone market. Before joining Xiaomi, Hugo Barra was ... Read More »

Moto Z (2017) With Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM Leaked in Benchmarks: Report

Shortly after Lenovo’s rumoured Moto G5 Plus was spotted in a benchmark leak, another Motorola smartphone has now been tipped in new benchmark listing. The new Moto handset dubbed Motorola XT1650 has been spotted Geekbench benchmark listing tipping some of the innards of the handset that’s thought to be the Moto Z (2017). According to benchmark listing, the alleged Motorola ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched in India Starting Rs. 9,999: Specifications, Release Date, and More

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone has been launched in India in three variants, with the price starting at Rs. 9,999. The new Xiaomi smartphone will be exclusively available in India on Flipkart, along with Mi.com. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale in the country starting 12pm on January 23 on the two e-commerce websites. In India, the company ... Read More »

Micromax Vdeo 3, Vdeo 4 Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

After being spotted on the company‚Äôs website earlier this week, Micromax Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 smartphones have now been officially launched for India. Just like earlier smartphones in the Vdeo smartphone series, Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 both feature 4G VoLTE support and come bundled with Reliance Jio SIM cards. Micromax Vdeo 3 smartphone has been priced by the ... Read More »

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Price, Launch Date, and Release Date Tipped in New Leak

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours and leaks have become more frequent as the launch of the smartphone comes closer. The latest leak about the Galaxy S8 smartphone tips the price, launch date, and release date; the specifications and images of the upcoming Samsung flagship have leaked multiple times so far. Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date and Release Date Twitter tipster Ricciolo ... Read More »

Qualcomm Design in India Challenge II Announced Alongside Local Expansion Plans

Global chip maker Qualcomm on Tuesday announced investment of $8.5 million (roughly Rs. 57.7 crores) for expansion of its design initiatives in India, which would primarily include funding its Innovation Labs at Hyderabad and Bangalore. A portion of the investment earmarked for design initiatives will also be utilised for its Design in India Challenge 2017, a programme that nurtures promising ... Read More »