Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

According to a report published today, LG’s delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG’s plans to release a smartphone with the code name “Judy,” says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM …


Report: Apple in talks to source memory chips from China

Up until now, no Chinese company has manufactured memory chips. This is about to change, according to a report published today by Japan’s Nikkei news agency.  A company called Yangtze Memory is scheduled to start producing NAND flash chips sometime this year, and Apple is reportedly in talks with the company to provide the chips for the Apple iPhone. While the chips could be available to Apple as soon as 2019, Yangtze might not be able to produce enough product to satisfy Apple’s needs until 2020.

Currently, Apple buys NAND flash chips from companies such as Toshiba, Western Digital, …

Report: Video chats coming to Instagram

According to a report that was published today, Instagram is working on a feature that will allow users to communicate with each other via a video chat. The icon to initiate this will only appear if the user is already engaged in an active chat with the member who will be participating in the video chat. If an Instagram user doesn’t accept a request for a regular chat, the icon for video will not appear, and no video chat will be possible.

The report adds that the UI for Instagram video calls hasn’t leaked since the entire package is still under development. The launch of Instagram video …

Report says slow Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus sales will lead to as much as a 30% cut in orders to suppliers

While some analysts are telling clients that the 2017 iPhone models are selling well, supply chain sources have another story to tell. These guys are in the trenches and might have a closer view at what is really going on compared to an analyst sitting in a tall skyscraper on Wall Street. According to these supply chain sources, component suppliers could find Q1 2018 orders from Apple sliced by 15% to 30% compared to a typical first quarter.

Some argue that the lower orders to the supply chain is due to seasonal factors, such as the Lunar New Year holiday, which will drop factory utilization …

PSA: OnePlus website payment system may have been hacked – users report credit card details stolen

OnePlus is well-known for offering awesome devices at unbelievably low prices and the company does a few things to make sure its corner-cutting doesn’t come from the actual hardware. Since it started out small, it built its name via guerilla marketing and selling its phones directly to customers. There are no retailers to take a cut of the pie — you just go to OnePlus’ website and order your brand-new “flagship killer” there.

However, it seems that the company might need to work on its security a bit more. Multiple users are now reporting that their credit card …

Google Home Max users report lag with the smart speaker's line-in port

Does some tech CEO or short seller somewhere own a Google voodoo doll? If so, they have been sticking pins into it at quite a pace. Take a look at the number of issues that have affected the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Most of the problems with those two handsets have focused on the screen and the speakers. Then, the Google Home Mini smart speaker had an issue with the feature that allows users to activate Google Assistant by tapping the top of the device.

Now, the latest piece of bad news for Google has to do with the Google Home Max. This is Google’s top-of-the-line smart …

Chinese tech stocks slump after report that Apple has cut its iPhone X orders by 40%


Apple is a company that can make or break the fortunes of its suppliers, that is why when reports started emerging yesterday that the Silicon Valley juggernaut has cut its suggested iPhone X order forecast from 50 million to 30 million, a lot of Chinese tech stocks experienced quite a ravaging, swimming in a sea of red, as you can see in the stock exchange snapshot below.

All it took is one report in a Taiwanese publication for Apple’s supplier Lens Technology to plunge 8%, for instance. The report said that Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, where the iPhone X is assembled, stopped hiring …

Report: Apple iPhone X generates high customer satisfaction ratings

The Apple iPhone X has turned out to be a big winner for Apple. Buyers of the tenth anniversary model say that they are very satisfied with the phone, although most cite two particular features for putting a smile on their faces. One is the TrueDepth Camera, and the other is facial recognition system Face ID. Over the years, Apple has brought new innovations to the smartphone market with the App Store in 2008, FaceTime in 2010 and Siri in 2011 to name just a few. If you’re wondering why we didn’t mention 2013’s Touch ID, which debuted on the Apple iPhone 5s, that is because the Motorola Atrix 4G …

Report: OnePlus 6 to arrive in March with its fingerprint reader embedded under the display

The OnePlus 5T was released in November, and already there is talk about the OnePlus 6. A report published today out of China suggests that the next new build of the phone will be unveiled in the middle of March of next year, with a release at the end of the month. And it apparently will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the phone’s display. Samsung tried to get this technology up and running throughout 2017, but it was forced to place the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanners on the rear of each model.

If the latest renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement date allegedly revealed in new report

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will break cover before the end of February, according to a new report. This information comes from sources of Korean outlet The Bell which also disclosed an exact date for the announcement. 
The event will supposedly be held on February 27th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, the media is talking about the local time in South Korea, meaning that this should translate to February 26th in Europe and North America due to the time difference. In case you’re wondering, MWC will officially …