Apple iPhone X suppliers report weak November shipments, and expect this month to be worse

November was apparently a rough month for companies that supply Apple with components for the iPhone X. On a sequential basis (month over month), camera lens manufacturer Largan Precision saw its revenue rise only 0.05%. The company expects to see revenues decline in December. This is a pattern that other iPhone X suppliers are running into. Chassis and casing supplier Catcher saw its November revenue decline 10.4%. The company that provides touch panels, General Interface Solutions, struggled through a month-over-month 15.53% revenue drop in November.

The main problem is that Apple’s component …


The struggle is real: HTC's November revenue drops 26% year-over-year

HTC has disclosed its earnings report for November 2017, and things are not looking good. The manufacturer’s revenue for the last month stands at NT$5.663 billion (~$188 million), down 6.61% from October and a whopping 26.16% from November 2016. Total sales for the January-November period have reached NT$58,1 billion (~$1.93 billion), a notable 19.03% lower than the same period of 2016. 
Anyone following mobile tech news over the last few years will be unsurprised by these figures. Ever since Samsung overtook HTC as the top …

GRID Autosport coming to iOS on November 27

Codemasters announced back in May the folks over at Feral Interactive will bring the popular GRID franchise to mobile devices. The studio promised to launch GRID Autosport on Android an iOS platforms sometime this fall.

Apparently, the game will be released on November 27, but only on iOS. According to Feral Interactive, GRID Autosport will arrive on iPad and iPhone complete with all add-on content an no in-app purchases.

Fans of the franchise will recognize some of the cars that will be available in the game, such as the McLaren 12C GT3, Dallara F312, Mazda …

Honor V10 leaked picture confirms bezel-less design ahead of November 28 unveiling

We already know Honor’s next flagship, the V10 will make its worldwide debut on December 5, but not before the Chinese brand will introduce it on its home turf.

A picture of the upcoming smartphone has just been shared on the Chinese social network Weibo, showing the front side of the V10. The image confirms once again that the Honor V10 will feature a bezel-less design.

Honor V10 is expected to boast a massive 5.99-inch bezel-less display with full HD (1080p) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Unsurprisingly, the flagship will pack a powerful Kirin 970 processor, along with 6GB Ram …

T-Mobile Revvl Plus to launch on November 17th; 6-inch phablet offers dual camera setup for $200

Back in August, T-Mobile introduced the Revvl, a budget priced phone for T-Mobile customers who “want a boatload of features without spending a boatload.” The phone carries a 5.5-inch HD screen (720 x 1280 resolution), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, all powered by a 3000mAh battery. Priced at $150, the Revvl is a capable handset giving bargain hunters a lot of bang for their buck.

When the Revvl was unveiled, T-Mobile hinted that it planned on extending the line. That started today with the unveiling of the T-Mobile Revvl Plus. This time, the nation’s third largest carrier …

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 Lineage 2 Revolution Edition on November 16

Lineage 2 Revolution has one of the biggest MMORPG universes on mobile devices, which is probably the main reason it became so popular in Asia. Now, Samsung and Net Marble Games, in partnership with SK Telecom carrier, announced they will launch a special edition Galaxy Note 8 aimed at fans of the mobile game.

Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Lineage 2 Revolution Edition, the smartphone will be available for pre-order in South Korea starting November 15 for the equivalent of $1,190. The phablet will hit the shelves one day later, on November 16, so customers who pre-order …

Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo

Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android.

Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn’t been adopted by too many smartphone companies. Currently, only 0.3% of the devices that visited the Google Play Store in early November were running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The situation won’t improve by much since HMD and …

OnePlus 5T Brooklyn launch event for November 16th is sold out


The OnePlus 5T is going to be unveiled this coming Thursday, November 16th. Believe it or not, OnePlus charged $40 for a ticket to the unveiling event and the company just disseminated a tweet to announce that the event is now sold out. So why is OnePlus charging consumers to watch it unveil its new phone? The company says that it needs to charge to help it get an accurate head count so it knows how many people will be attending. The funds generated by ticket sales will also go “toward the advancement of tech innovation.”

The event is taking place in Brooklyn at Villain. The address …

New Sony Xperia XZ Premium update fixes camera sensor issues, adds November security patch

The Xperia XZ Premium is the first Sony smartphone to have received the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but other devices are expected to follow soon. However, the update contained a fix for a known camera issue that brought another problem with the camera.

Although it addressed the Xperia XZ Premium camera distortion issues, Android 8.0 Oreo broke the camera sensor’s functionality, which meant that the RGBC-IR and ToF (Laser AF) features were not working within the parameters.

In other words, most of the pictures captured with the Xperia XZ Premium were blurry …

New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch

The Essential Phone is definitely not a perfect phone, even though it wears the pedigree of Android’s creator, Andy Rubin. First off, the smartphone did not get released and the company said it would. Then, the Essential Phone was plagued by numerous software issues especially when it came to the camera.

The good news is the US-based company is trying to patch it up as fast as possible. Several updates have already been released since the phone’s launch, which addresses some of the major issues that were reported by early adopters.

The latest Essential Phone …