Tag Archives: 2017

Samsung Foldable Smartphones to Be Showcased at MWC, Launched in Q4 2017: Reports

Samsung has been rumoured to be working on foldable display devices for long, and if a new report is to be believed then it may launch a commercial product by Q4 2017. The company is said to be finally prepared to reveal the foldable smartphones in a closed door event at the side-lines of MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this ... Read More »

Smartphones With Diamond Screens May Be a Reality by the End of 2017

Your smartphone screen may feature a tempered glass cover but it doesn’t guarantee being shatter-proof. One of the worst nightmares of the modern age is to end up with a phone with a cracked display, but this might change by the end of 2017. A company that manufactures diamonds for use in electronic products claims that a commercial device with ... Read More »

Tizen 4.0 With .NET Support to Release in September 2017, Samsung Reveals

Samsung has announced that it will release the final Tizen 4.0 version with Microsoft’s .NET support in September later this year. The company has updated the developer website with a roadmap that details the upcoming preview versions of the all-new Tizen 4.0. According to the roadmap, “The first official version of Tizen .NET will be released in September 2017 as ... Read More »

Moto G5 Release Date Rumoured to Be Shortly After Launch at MWC 2017

Moto G5, one of the two Moto handsets rumoured to debut at MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this month, is said to go on sale shortly after its launch. The latest leak on the matter says that the Moto G5 will be released in the UK from the first week of March itself. This comes from┬áRoland Quandt of winfuture.de who ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Mobile Phones Prices Likely to See 1-2 Percent Hike, Says Counterpoint

With the Union Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on imported populated PCBs for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The new customs duty is likely to affect the pricing of the ‘Make in India’ mobile phones considering price of the PCBs make up a significant part of a phone’s cost. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 One-Minute Video Teaser Tipped to Be Shown at MWC 2017

Samsung has confirmed its presence at MWC 2017, but isn’t following its traditional pattern of launching the ‘Galaxy’ flagship. Instead, the company is expected to launch the recently leaked Galaxy Tab S3 tablet on February 26 in Barcelona, and unveil the Galaxy S8 flagship at an Unpacked event on March 29. However, a fresh report states that the company will ... Read More »

Budget 2017: ‘Made in India’ Mobile Phones Likely to See Price Hike

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday presented the Union Budget 2017-18 with some changes in customs duties to “provide adequate protection to [the] domestic industry.” The government has imposed Special Additional Duty (SAD) on populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The Budget 2017 has levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on ... Read More »

LG G6 Prototype Photographed Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

LG’s much-anticipated G6 flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event just ahead of MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this month. Thanks to a leaked image, we already have a glimpse of top half of the LG G6 smartphone and now a leaked image claims to show the prototype image of the device. Droid-Life has ... Read More »

Alcatel to Hold February 27 Event at MWC 2017; Tipped to Launch 5 Smartphones

Every big tech company is coming to the Mobile World Congress this year. Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and Nokia have confirmed their presence, and now TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for its press gathering. The company will host an event on February 27 in Barcelona, and is expected to launch as many as five smartphones then. The event has ... Read More »

Alcatel Tipped to Launch a Modular Smartphone on February 26 at MWC 2017

Handset manufacturers including Nokia, LG, Sony, BlackBerry, and Lenovo have already confirmed their presence for the upcoming MWC 2017 trade show next month in Barcelona. A report now claims that TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for an event on February 26 where the company is expected to unveil up to five smartphones including a modular one which will ... Read More »