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HTC to Launch Six to Seven Smartphones in 2017; Will Focus on Core Features

HTC will introduce almost half as many smartphones this year compared to last year, if the company’s President of Smartphones is to be believed. The Taiwanese company this year will focus on its “smartphones’ core features” in an attempt to compete against other handset vendors. Chialin Chang, President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, told Engadget that HTC will unveil ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Caused by Battery, Probe Supposedly Finds

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Samsung is seeking to put behind it the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history, as it ... Read More »

Lenovo Sends Out MWC 2017 Invites; Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus Launch Likely

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are no strangers to the rumour mill, with the a press render of the latter handset leaking on Thursday, just days after some live images landed on the Internet. It now seems that fans will not have to wait too long for Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus launch, as Lenovo may just unveil ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Registration Crosses 500,000 Ahead of January 19 Flash Sale

It can’t be said enough that the hype surrounding Nokia’s comeback was huge. And when HMD Global launched its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone, Nokia 6, one expected the phone would generate a lot of buzz. And it certainly has. It was reported on Friday that the Nokia 6 had garnered as many as 250,000 registrations ahead of its first sale ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro With 5.7-Inch Super AMOLED Display Goes Official

Samsung’s Galaxy C7 Pro is official with the smartphone now listed on the company’s Chinese website. The phone had been spotted earlier this week alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro and the already-launched Galaxy C9 Pro. The Galaxy C7 Pro had also been spotted in November on benchmarking website AnTuTu. The Galaxy C7 Pro’s official specs fall in line with what ... Read More »

LeEco Gets Fresh $2.18 Billion Investment From Property Developer Sunac

Chinese technology conglomerate LeEco has secured a new round of investment worth CNY 15.04 billion ($2.2 billion or roughly Rs. 14,856 crores) from property developer Sunac China Holdings, according to a stock exchange statement made by Sunac on Friday. Last year LeEco’s founder and chairman Jia Yueting said that his company was facing financial obstacles due to the rapid pace ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Sport AMOLED Display, Bezel-Less Design, Promo Videos Suggest

The Internet is indeed full of spoilers. Weeks ahead of the official unveiling of Samsung’s next flagship, likely named Galaxy S8, almost everything from the design right down to the hardware have been speculated online. On Friday, two separate reports emerged – one regarding the size variants and the other regarding 3D renders. Now, Samsung may have just revealed all ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 8,490

Samsung on Friday officially launched two new entry-level smartphones in India. The Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G were announced by the company priced at Rs. 8,490 and Rs. 6,890, respectively. While the Galaxy J1 4G was already listed on the company’s website last week, the Galaxy J2 Ace is the newest entry-level in the company’s J series lineup. ... Read More »

Android Creator Andy Rubin Said to Be Near Comeback With ‘Essential’ Phone

Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create. Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, is planning to marry his background in software with artificial intelligence in a risky business: consumer hardware. Armed with about a 40-person team, filled with recruits from Apple and Google, Rubin is preparing ... Read More »

Gionee Steel 2 Launched in China: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

The Gionee Steel 2 smartphone has been launched in the Chinese market at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,000). The new Gionee Steel 2 is now available for pre-orders in China on the company’s online store. So far, there is no official word regarding whether the new Gionee Steel 2 will be available in international market. The new Gionee Steel 2 ... Read More »