Apple iPhone SE 2 rumored to feature glass back for wireless charging capabilities

A new report published today says that the Apple iPhone SE 2, the rumored sequel to the iPhone SE, will come with some new features. The model is said to include a glass back so that it can offer optional wireless charging to users of the device. This would allow the lower priced model to join the three 2017 iPhone units, all of which have glass backs and support wireless charging.

On China’s weibo messaging board, someone posted an image that claims to show several back panels belonging to the iPhone SE 2. Also in that picture, you can see a document that refers to the back panels as being …


Nokia 6 (2018) leaks in real-life pics just before its rumored debut tomorrow

New-fangled Nokia fans already know that the company is prepping itself to reveal a refreshed version of its Nokia 6 soon, uninterestingly dubbed the Nokia 6 (2018), which will be boosting things up with a a speedier series-600 chip, more RAM, and up to 64GB of native storage. The rest of the specs so far seem to be the same as the ones of last year’s regular Nokia 6. 

Supposedly, the slightly-revamped Nokia 6 could see the light of day as early as tomorrow, January 5, though that’s merely a speculation just yet.
Just like that, however, a bunch …

Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 rumored to be joining Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018) and Nokia 9

A couple of newcomers might be getting ready to join Nokia’s rumored 2018 smartphone lineup. An APK file for the default Nokia camera app has revealed that the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone lineup this year. Other Nokia branded phones already leaked include the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018), Nokia 9 and the Nokia 1. The latter will be Nokia’s first Android One (Go Edition) model.

No specs belonging to the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus have been leaked, but judging by the name, we would expect that the Nokia 7 Plus will sport a display larger than the 5.2-inches …

Huawei Mate 10 rumored to hit AT&T shelves in February

If you live in the U.S. and have fallen for the Huawei Mate 10, the latest rumor suggests that you might be able to pick up the phone from AT&T as soon as February. Back in November, there was speculation that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro would be heading to the nation’s second largest carrier. Recently, Huawei president Richard Yu said that the company would be expanding its smartphone operations in the U.S. during 2018. While not mentioning any carrier by name, the executive said that Huawei would be selling its flagship model through U.S. carriers next year, and that would be the Mate 10.

Huawei …

Analyst says Taiwan media is mistaken; rumored iPhone production cuts are for 8/8 Plus

Yesterday, we passed along some bad news for bulls on China’s equity markets; stocks of companies that supply Apple with parts for the iPhone X had lost as much as 40% of their value in a single day. What brought on such a rush of selling? It was a rumor that Apple had cut production of the tenth anniversary model by 20 million to 30 million units. But today, an analyst with securities firm Rosenblatt says that this rumor is incorrect.

Analyst Jun Zhang says that his firm’s research reveals no such production cut is taking place with the Apple iPhone X, and that Taiwan’s media is a bit confused. …

Google snags Apple engineer to help with company's rumored production of in-house mobile chips

Google is said to be in the early stages of developing its own line of mobile chips that it can deploy on future Pixel handsets and other mobile devices. To help Google produce top quality components, the company has lured chip designer John Bruno away from Apple. According to a recently published report, Bruno was in charge of Apple’s silicon competitive analysis group. This team made sure that the chips used inside Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad were topping those used by competitors.

Prior to joining Apple, Bruno worked at Advanced Micro Devices, where he was head engineer. He …

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 rumored to carry a 7-inch display and a 5500mAh battery

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was released this past June, carrying a 6.4-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution, powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. That is a pretty big screen for a handset, but not close to the size of the display that is rumored to be featured on the Mi Max 3. If the latest rumor is right, the Mi Max 3 will be encroaching on tablet territory with a screen size of 7-inches. The aspect ratio will weigh in at 18:9, and the panel will sport thinner bezels than those seen on the first two models in this series. The early betting line has the 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution the favorite …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S9 rumored to come with bigger battery, here's the alleged capacity

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive with a slightly larger battery than its predecessor, according to a new rumor. The latest speculation comes from Chinese website Weibo, where a user who supposedly is in possession of a test unit shared the following information:
Now, Google Translate isn’t exactly stellar with Chinese to English translations, but from what we can make out, Samsung’s smaller 2018 flagship should pack a 3,200mAh power cell. Compared to the Galaxy S8, that’s an increase of 200mAh. 
The …

Samsung Galaxy A (2018) series rumored to launch in these three colors

The rumor mill is spinning hard yet again, this time powered by the gossipy winds of Samsung’s upcoming mid-range smartphones. The latest speculation about the next members of the Galaxy A series comes from reliable tipster Roland Quandt. In his usual fashion, he took to Twitter to declare that the Galaxy A8 (2018) will be available in three colors – Black, Gold, and Orchid Gray:

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) SM-A530 colors: black, gold, orchid gray.— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) December 12, 2017
Needless to say, any unofficial information …