Xiaomi admits carriers are key to its eventual US market entrance

Xiaomi has finally detailed its path into the US smartphone market. The Chinese brand’s plans to conquer the US market are certainly no secret. But now, speaking to AndroidCentral, the company’s head of the global MIUI engineering team, John Chan, detailed the obstacles that lie ahead.

Due to Xiaomi’s goal of competing at the same scale as Samsung and Apple in the country, the brand’s first objective will be tackling carriers. After all, as Chan points out, it’s extremely hard to compete in the market without carrier promotion – the only brand with “some kind of success outside of carriers …


Samsung unveils the eventual Galaxy S9 chipset, Exynos 9810

Just like that, Samsung kind of, sort of announced its latest and truest 9-series Exynos processor, the 9810. We say truest, as the 8895 in the Note 8 is still market as 9-series by Samsung, even though it is denoted with an eight at the beginning. Internal code numbers aside, there were plenty of rumors that this new Exynos 9810 will be powering the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but looking at the specs that Samsung listed, we are not so sure about this.

First off, the 9810 is still done with the 10nm production node, albeit with the second generation process …

Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version

Another day, another iPhone 8/X/Edition price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while now a self-made leakster who’s scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers. 

The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8 will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you’d have to shell out $1099 …