Category Archives for Phones

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 duo retain top spot in Consumer Reports’ chart

October 16, 2017

In its latest report, US-based magazine Consumer Reports has once again put the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the top of its list of best performing smartphones. Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus claimed the fourth and fifth place, respectively.

The third spot, interestingly, was claimed by last year’s Galaxy S7. However, not all is rosy for Samsung, as it’s latest Note series offering – Galaxy Note8 – came in at number six. The magazine deducted points for sub-par durability and heavy weight from the latest Note.

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Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 636 with Quick Charge 4

October 16, 2017

Qualcomm is hosting the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong where the company, along with other ecosystem leaders are talking about the next generation of connectivity. As part of the lectures and announcements, Qualcomm introduced a new 14nm FinFET process-based Snapdragon 636 chipset. It is an upgrade from the Snapdragon 630 and comes with Quick Charge 4 support for long displays with resolution up to FHD+ or 2160×1080 pixels.

The CPU is Kryo 260 with eight cores, clocked up to 1.8 GHz. Qualcomm says it provides up to 40% higher performance than the Snapdragon 630’s processor. The GPU is…

OnePlus 5T set to be unveiled on November 5 [Update – not really]

October 16, 2017

Update: OnePlus has confirmed that it’s not a genuine invite. Move along people, nothing to see here.

Original story follows:

Earlier this month, there were rumors that the OnePlus 5T is not happening, but a week later, new rumors suggested the 5T is alive and breathing. And the latest development suggests the second round of rumors were correct.

The company has started sending out press invitations for a November 5 event (set to be held in China), with the invite image featuring a phone outline containing a T in it.

So it’s reasonable to say the invite confirms that the…

Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

October 16, 2017
 When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you’ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They’re covered with images — screenshots of Instagram posts, comments and a whole lot of paper cutouts of other social networks printed onto little sheets — and they served as the launchpad for Strava’s latest product as it tries… Read More

China launch for Huawei Mate 10 set for October 20

October 16, 2017

The Huawei Mate 10 series was officially unveiled yesterday. At that time, the Chinese company revealed the devices will go on sale in October and November, and also shared a list of countries that will get them in the first launch wave.

That list included the company’s home country of China. And now, Huawei has confirmed the official China launch date for these handsets – it’s October 20.

As clear from the image above, the complete Mate 10 series of smartphones – including the Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design – will be made available in China. Information related to pricing as well…

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ receive price cut in India

October 16, 2017

Samsung has given its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones a price cut in India. The larger model is currently going for INR 58,900 or $907 (down from INR 64,900), while the smaller one will set you back INR 53,900 or $830 (down from 57,900).

So that’s a solid INR 6,000 discount on the Galaxy S8+ and an INR 4,000 on the standard model. In addition to the price cut, buyers also get a one time screen replacement at a nominal price and those making a purchase with HDFC Credit Cards get a cash back of INR 4,000.

There’s currently no information on whether or not it’s a permanent…

New Nokia phone set to be launched in China this week

October 16, 2017

HMD looks set to launch a new smartphone in China this week. The company has sent out invites for an event which will be held on October 19, a couple of days from now.

While there’s currently no official information on the star of the event, the official TMALL Nokia store currently features an animated GIF that teases a phone with the Bothie feature.

It’s the company’s Nokia 8 smartphone that brought this feature along, so it’s reasonable to assume that the teaser is the current flagship. If that’s the case, it’s highly likely that China will get the new 6GB RAM variant, which…

Motorola Moto X4 India launch set for November 13

October 16, 2017

Last month, Motorola revealed that the Moto X4 will be launched in India on October 3. That, however, didn’t happen for whatever reasons. But now, the company has confirmed that the phone will land in the country next month.

The company took to Twitter to announce the new launch date – November 13.

We agree! The #MotoX4 will be unveiled on the 13th of November. Stay tuned for all details!— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) October 16, 2017

The handset was officially unveiled back in August during this year’s IFA conference in Berlin. Europe was the first region to get it. There’s…