Samsung's new Galaxy A8 and A8+ will be released in the first week of 2018


A couple of days ago, when Samsung announced its new Galaxy
A8 and Galaxy A8+, it said that the phones would be available in “early
January 2018.” Now, we have an exact release date – at least for one
market.  

 

Samsung says that the Galaxy A8 (2018) family is going to be
launched on January 6 in Vietnam.
Official prices have also been revealed: $485 for the Galaxy A8, and $595 for
the Galaxy A8+. Of course, these are local prices, so the two new phones may
cost a bit more in other countries.

 

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are Samsung’s first mid-range smartphones
to …


Raking it in: Samsung Display rumored to make $20 billion in revenue from iPhone panels in 2018

A new report from Korea indicates that Samsung Display will churn out between 180-200 million flexible OLED screens for Apple’s iPhones in 2018. 

If this information proves to be accurate, this would mean that Samsung Display will collect between $19.8 to $22 billion in revenue from these panels alone, since the estimated cost of a display module (consists of an AMOLED panel, cover glass, and Force Touch sensor) is around $110 (according to data from IHS Market). 
It is estimated that Samsung Display produced around …

Apple to unify iOS and macOS apps to form one single market? New unified apps could rollout in 2018

Selecting and using apps from the Mac App Store does not offer Mac users the same experience that iOS users have when they use apps from the Apple App Store. In an attempt to change this, Apple is believed to be working on a way to present new unified apps that will work on both iOS and MacOS flavored devices. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans say that  the company will come up with a way to allow developers to design a single app that will work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. This could happen starting as soon as next year.

Developers currently have to work on two different versions …

Apple AirPods 2 may be released in second half of 2018

Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but Apple is going to release AirPods 2 next year, and, this coming straight from reputed analyst’s Ming-Chi Kuo, should serve as a near certain assumption. While the analyst is mum on the new features that the updated AirPods would bring, save for a “smaller quartz component,” whatever that means, he still divulged the release date, pegged for some time in the second half of 2018.

Apple announced a new wireless AirPods charging case to go with its AirPower mat way back in September, but neither the wireless charger, nor the case have materialized …

Huawei confirms expansion in the US market, more details to be revealed at CES 2018

There has been much talk surrounding Huawei’s expansion in the US market, especially since the Chinese company launched its latest flagship – Mate 10. Apparently, Huawei is already in talks with major US carriers like AT&T and Verizon for the sale of the Mate 10 through their official sale channels.

Today, Huawei’s president Richard Yu confirmed that this company plans to expand its smartphone operations in the United States beginning next year. He also said that the Mate 10 will be sold through US carriers, but didn’t name them.

We will sell our flagship …

LG K10 (2018) will be the first mid-range smartphone to feature LG Pay solution

Samsung, LG, and probably a few other companies, are expected to introduce new smartphones early next year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018. South Korean media reports Samsung is likely to introduce the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+, which leaked out way ahead of the official announcement.

As far as LG goes, the South Korean handset maker won’t unveil anything out of the ordinary unless you’re into mobile payments solution. The new LG K10 (2018) is supposed to be the company’s first mid-range smartphone to come with LG Pay, a mobile payment solution usually reserved …

Samsung's global market share estimated to fall in 2018 for the first time ever (not including 2016)

Despite having strong momentum thanks to some big winners this year, Samsung is expected to lose some market share in 2018 according to Strategy Analytics. Thanks to 2017 models like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the manufacturer will have an estimated 20.5% share of the smartphone market this year. But with Chinese manufacturers on the rise, Samsung’s global market share is forecast to drop to 19.2% next year. 

Samsung is being challenged on the high end by Apple, whose popular iPhone X costs $999 to $1,149. On the low-end, a large contingent …

Huawei P11 expected to be unveiled at MWC and launched in Q1 2018

Earlier this month, leaked images showing a series of promotional information related to the Huawei P11, revealed the camera setup (both back and front) that could be featured on the handset. According to the promos, the next phone in the manufacturer’s “P” series may come with a 40MP Leica triple-lens camera setup with 5x hybrid zoom, and a 24MP front-facing selfie shooter.

A tweet disseminated today by tipster Roland Quandt suggests that we could see the Huawei P11 unveiled at MWC, just like the P10 was this year. The MWC will open in Barcelona next year on February 26th. We already expect …

Galaxy A8 (2018) leaks in new renders: Samsung's bezel-less mid-ranger is a beaut'

Official renders of the Galaxy A8 (2018) have just been unraveled by popular Dutch website Galaxyclub.nl.
Showing the upcoming mid-range bezel-busting trooper that Samsung is prepping in concert with an official-looking flip cases painted in different colors. Provided that the renders are real, which is rather likely, they will be confirming the much more logical placement of the fingerprint scanner at the back, which will be placed immediately below the camera unit and not offset to the side like on the Galaxy S8.

Of course, a fingerprint …

Report: Samsung and LG to announce new smartphones at CES 2018

A new report suggests that Samsung and LG will be doing smartphone announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. According to ETnews, the two Korean tech giants are planning to take the wraps off some of their mid-range models for next year. 

Samsung will supposedly introduce the Galaxy A8 and A8+, while LG is said to unveil a 2018 version of its K10 model. While this information is unofficial, we have to say that we won’t be surprised if it turns out to be true, as this is the typical announcement timeframe for new members of …