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iPhone 8 Tipped to Be Sized Like 4.7-inch iPhone 7, Sport Larger Battery

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is on a roll, and his latest report is indicative of the iPhone 8’s improved battery capacity. The analyst, who is seldom wrong, claims that the iPhone 8 will sport dimensions similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 – but will have a battery capacity nearly as large as the one seen on the iPhone 7 ... Read More »

Some iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Matte Black Users Complain of Chipped Paint

Many Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are heading to the Apple Support forum to complain that the paint on their smartphones is chipping off just months after buying it. Users grumble that their Black (aka Matte Black) variant is chipping off paint on the edges and back, even though they have been shielded with a protective case. ... Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update, Becomes Cheapest Smartphone to Support Daydream VR

Chinese manufacturerZTE’s Axon 7 smartphone is finally receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update and notably the firmware update brings along the much-awaited support for Google’s Daydream VR platform to the device. Interestingly, there are just handful of smartphones that support the Daydream VR as of now and ZTE Axon 7 sits comfortably in a more affordable price range than others. ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Sales Target Said to Be 7 Million Units

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone, the budget stalwart continues to gain in popularity, with the top variant going out of stock within minutes of the sale starting. So reports that Xiaomi has doubled the India sales target for the smartphone compared to the Redmi Note 3, the predecessor of the new model. The Chinese company has set the Redmi ... Read More »

South Korea Reports Its Own Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Probe Results

South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy ... Read More »

Apple Hit by Class Action Lawsuit Alleging It Forced Users to Move to iOS 7

In a new development, Apple has been slapped with a class action lawsuit in California for indulging in unethical practices to force people to shift to iOS 7. The company has been accused of breaking FaceTime on iOS 6 intentionally, to forcibly get users to move to iOS 7. This move is claimed to have many iPhone 4 and iPhone ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus’ Popularity May Herald Continued Differentiation in Future Models: Report

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, many imagined the Plus variant to sell a lot less than the regular model. However, it now appears that the dual rear camera setup exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus contributed to more than just the bigger price tag. According to a recent market analyst report, the feature differentiation between ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) India Launch Set for February 7

Taiwanese handset maker Asus will be unveiling its latest ZenFone 3S Max smartphone on February 7 in India. The company can be expected to reveal the pricing and availability details of the smartphone. The new Asus ZenFone 3S Max will be available via both on online and offline channels. Much like the Asus ZenFone 3 Max, the new ZenFone 3S ... Read More »

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 »

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 »