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Pegatron Reportedly Working on Trial Production of Microsoft Surface Phones

One of Apple’s major suppliers is reportedly getting ready with production trials of Microsoft’s much-anticipated Surface phone. A China-based daily claims that Taiwan-based Pegatron will start trial production of Surface smartphone. Microsoft is rumoured to launch its Surface Phone in early 2017. The report unfortunately doesn’t get into specifics of the trial production of the Surface Phone. For those unaware, ... Read More »

iPhone 4 Reportedly Survives Even After Spending a Year at the Bottom of a Lake

Photo Credit: Buzzfeed Apart from this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, all the previous generation iPhones were not officially water resistant. However, in an interesting turn of events, a 2010-released iPhone 4 reportedly managed to survive underwater for about a year and even turned on after being dried. iPhone 4 owner Michael Guntrum went ice fishing in March ... Read More »

Apple Reportedly Receives Request From China’s Consumers Association to Investigate Bricked iPhone 6, iPhone 6s

  China’s Consumers Association (CCA) has reportedly requested Apple to investigate “a considerable number” of reports where users claim their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s isn’t turning back on after abruptly shutting down. The situation is said to have resulted in several iPhone users who are left with bricked units that don’t turn on despite several attempts. According to several ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Refurbished Units to Reportedly Be Sold in Emerging Markets

  After unsuccessful attempts at finding the flaw in its Galaxy Note 7, Samsung officially announced a recall of all the units from markets worldwide. The company has been using different tactics to encourage users to turn their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units in, the latest one being continuous prompts through a software update. However, a new report claims that ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Will Reportedly Get Android 7.0 Nougat Beta ‘Community’ Build This Month

  A company that advertises its products as ‘flagship killers’ needs to not only keep up with the hardware specifications on premium smartphones but also the software aspect of its smartphones. It seems like OnePlus finally had this epiphany as the company will reportedly bring a beta ‘community’ build of Android 7.0 Nougat for its smartphone OnePlus 3 this month. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 Reportedly Explodes in France

  A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide. Lamya Bouyirdane told The Associated Press on Monday that she noticed the phone was very hot after she asked her four-year-old son to pass it over during a ... Read More »

Samsung Reportedly in Talks With LG Chem for New Smartphone Batteries

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing sources. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 and said it would take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters as a ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Production Reportedly Halted to Make Way for New Snapdragon 821-Based Variant

  OnePlus may soon halt production of its OnePlus 3 smartphone to make way for a new variant, as per industry sources, and it may be called the OnePlus 3s or OnePlus 3 Plus. The Chinese company is said to be working on a refreshed version of the OnePlus 3 which will come with the upgraded Snapdragon 821 processor. The ... Read More »

Huawei Reportedly Refused to Build Google Pixel Smartphones Without Its Own Logo

A new report claims Google’s partnership with Huawei has been unsteady, adding that while the Chinese telecommunications giant was originally due to produce the Pixel smartphones, it backed out once Google said the OEM logo would not be placed on the smartphones. According to a report by Android Police, which cites a source familiar with Huawei’s operations, Google made the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Reportedly Catch Fire in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in China were safe to use. A user of ... Read More »