Huawei Mate 10 will seriously challenge Apple's iPhone 8, company's CEO promises

Huawei is currently the world’s number 3 smartphone manufacturer, and the Chinese company doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. There’s no market we can think of where Huawei doesn’t sell its handsets, so the next step for the giant would be to try and appeal to even more consumers in those markets.

The number one market where Huawei must pick up the pace in North America where the Chinese company is seriously challenged by Samsung and Apple. Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu told Bloomberg in an interview that his company is readying an answer to Apple’s iPhone 8, which …


The iPhone 8 could start shipping in October/November, but supply may be limited for months; ‘Face ID’ to replace Touch ID?

The upcoming anniversary iPhone that Apple is expected to unveil this autumn, dubbed the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, are arguably the most rumoured and anticipated handsets this year. However, related tips and leaks have often been contradictory and quickly rebutted by consecutive speculations, but that’s the case with pretty much any hotshot flagship lineup.

Yesterday we reported that Apple’s 2017 set of iPhones is already on the production belts and that the iPhone 8 will not arrive later than the ‘S’ variants, unlike what previous rumours had suggested. The leak also …

Galaxy S9, Note 8 and A7 (2018) chipsets tipped: Exynos 9810, 9610 and a hexa-core 7885

Samsung announced the Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8 as a member of its Exynos 9-series, even though it is coded with the number eight still, so a true Exynos 9xxx is yet to hit the tape. This may all be changing soon, though, as a leakster with a proven track record of outing mobile processors before they are announced, has posted some info on an eventual Exynos 9610. 

Still built on the 10nm process as the Galaxy S8 chipset, the 9610 is said to land with four powerful Cortex-A73 nodes, clocked at 2.4 GHz, and four frugal Cortex-A53 ones for the …

Galaxy Note 8 Emperor edition? 256 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM

Samsung has a history of launching special edition phones in its homeland of South Korea. From the Galaxy S5 Plus back in the day to the Galaxy Note FE that launched this month. A leakster is claiming that the Galaxy Note 8 might have its own super-powered edition that has a chance to be limited to the South Korean market as well.

We are not sure if this is an issue with translation, but it seems that the suggested device is called the Note 8 Emperor edition. It is said that while the “regular” Note 8 would have 64 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM, this special beast …

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7/7Plus, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Google Pixel: size comparison

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone inching closer and closer, the number of iPhone 8 leaks is reaching critical levels. We’ve seen copious amounts of renders, blueprints, 3D-printed mockups, we’ve heard all the rumors and speculation about the fingerprint sensor (or possibly the lack thereof), about the display, about the camera, about the power and volume buttons, about the entire design and its countless prototypes… We’ve heard it all, folks! There are some details about the iPhone 8 still shrouded in mystery, that’s for sure, but then there’s a lot of stuff that …

Samsung Australia reveals "Screen Assure" free Galaxy Note 8 screen repair; launch date August 25th?

So far, there has been some question about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s model number. For the most part, we have seen SM-N950 used to designate the unlocked version of the phablet. And while it really isn’t a major deal in the scheme of things, an inadvertent leak by Samsung Australia indicates that the model number of Sammy’s next high-end handset is actually SM-N940. That is the model number listed on the Samsung Australia website, which published information about a free screen repair for Note 8 users who break the display.

The “Screen Assure” promotion is being offered by Samsung Australia …

Everyone but Apple is slowing down on chip orders ahead of the iPhone 8

If you’re in the smartphone business and your name isn’t Apple, fall is sort of the dry season of the year: that’s when the latest iPhone is released, and trying to challenge its dominance never really works out. And it appears that on the tenth anniversary of Apple’s first smartphone, other manufacturers have learned their bitter lesson: according to Digitimes, industry sources indicate slowing demand for chips from companies other than Apple.

As a result, chip manufacturers like MediaTek and Huawei-owned HiSilicon are suffering from decreasing orders, …

Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras

If you had any doubts that the Note 8 will land with a dual camera set, Korean security analysts are in full swing today trying to dispel them. It seems that Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the department that is in charge of mobile camera modules, is expected to have blowout quarters going forward, riding on the coattails of Samsung’s switch to dual cameras for its phones.

According to Kim Rok-ho, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment: “Supplies of dual camera modules for Samsung Electronics’ flagship model starting in the latter half this year will also contribute to Samsung …

'Final' iPhone 8 design leak depicts 4mm bezels, tips $1100 release price

Whenever a popular phone approaches its announcement date, there is a barrage of case makers that advertise their brands by pushing concept images of the handset snug tightly in their own wrappers. In the best-case scenario, such renders are based on leaked factory schematics and tips from industry sources, rather than just rumors and educated guesswork, so sometimes these leaks depict what turns out to be very close to the real deal. The latest in these installments comes courtesy of a luxury case maker that pushed some info about the iPhone 8 already, but now has managed to issue …

Could the iPhone 8 have a large battery indeed? LG tipped to supply L-shaped cells for the 'iPhone 9' as well

A new report out of Korea claims that Apple has tasked LG Chem to be an exclusive supplier of “L-shaped” batteries for next year’s iPhone 9, or whatever Apple decides to call it. While it is still early in the game to talk about a 2018 iPhone, the one that is about to be announced this fall is likely already a done deal for Apple in terms of development, and now the eyes are on the next challenge.
While Apple likes to diversify suppliers (currently sourcing batteries from four different makers), the industry source claims that LG Chem has emerged as …