It takes all of 10 seconds for the Nokia X6 to sell out in China

Remember the headlines last week about the Nokia X6? The mid-range handset, the first from Nokia to sport a notch, was originally set to be released in China only. However, a poll taken by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas revealed that consumers in other markets also want a shot at the phone. HMD officials have to be happy about that, and are no doubt thrilled by the response to the Nokia X6’s launch today in China.
The flash sale of the Nokia X6 sold out in just 10 seconds, although the number of units sold was not made available. The model with 4GB …


The Honor 10 took just one day to sell out across Europe

Huawei has confirmed that the Honor 10 has already sold out in Europe. The latest device from Huawei’s sub-brand was only officially revealed yesterday but now, just one day later, the Chinese giant has confirmed that the new smartphone has officially sold out across Europe.

The number three smartphone manufacturer failed to confirm exactly how many units it managed to sell within the first 24 hours of sales, although it did note that over 80,000 customers chose to take advantage of a €30 discount coupon, suggesting official numbers may surpass the 100,000 mark. In any case, regarding which …

Samsung in talks to sell Exynos chips to ZTE following US ban

It appears that Samsung is about to get in the business of mobile chipsets with the addition of new clients for its Exynos mobile processors. Up until now, the South Korean company had only one external client for its mobile chips, Meizu, but starting next year it may add at least one more.

Reuters reports Samsung is in talks with ZTE to supply its Exynos chips to the Chinese market after the US ban. As some of you might already know, United States recently banned its companies from selling components to ZTE for seven years.

Basically, this means that ZTE won’t be able to use Qualcomm’s …

Apple set to sell 440 million iPhone units over the course of 2018 and 2019

Apple could be set to sell a total of 440 million iPhone units across 2018 and 2019. Despite many claims that the Silicon Valley-based company is facing a sales drop due to the higher cost of the iPhone X, analyst Gene Munster expects the brand to sustain a high volume of sales over the course of this year and next.

Specifically, the analyst is forecasting iPhone sales of 220 million units in both 2018 and 2019, which also coincides with Wall Street’s estimates. The reason behind this is a new phase of “greater iPhone visibility” which should strengthen future sales despite high price tags …

Motorola reveals which U.S. carriers, retailers will sell the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play and E5 Plus

If you live in the U.S. and have your mind set on buying one of the new Moto G6 or Moto E5 phones, you might want to know in advance which stateside carriers and retailers will be offering these devices. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus all were unveiled last month and are available starting today in some countries like Brazil. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus were also introduced last month, on the same day that the G6 line was announced.

The Moto G6 will be available for postpaid accounts in the U.S. at Verizon. Besides the nation’s largest carrier, pre-paid providers …

Nokia to sell its Digital Health business to the original owner

After the French press reported last week that Nokia is in talks with Google, Samsung and some local companies to sell its Digital Health business, the Finnish company confirmed the information today and offered a few extra details about the deal.

Besides the fact that it will sell the Digital Health business, Nokia announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale with its former owner, Éric Carreel, co-founder and ex-chairman Withings.

Nokia announced a review of strategic options for the Digital Health business in February 2018. The planned sale is part of Nokia’s …

Best Buy will sell you the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ for $50 off with a Big Red caveat

Have nothing to do today? Here’s an idea. Get in your car, drive to Best Buy, and take advantage of its sale on the U.S. unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Now, there is a big red caveat. Or perhaps we say Big Red caveat. To score the sale price of $669.99, you must activate the phone today through Verizon. And, you need to either open a new account, or add a new line. Following those rules, the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9+ is $789.99.

Suppose you have no interest in switching to Verizon, or in adding a new line to your existing Big Red account. Or let’s …

Report: Apple plans to combine Apple News and Texture to sell monthly subscriptions

Back in March, Apple bought Texture. The latter is widely known as the “Netflix of magazine publishing” since it allows subscribers to choose among 200 magazines to read for $9.99 a month. A fresh report published today says that Apple is going to take Texture, and absorb it into a revised Apple News to create a premium subscription service. Apple will reportedly launch this sometime within the next year, using some of Texture’s technology and remaining employees (Apple canned 20 of them after the acquisition).

With smartphone sales suffering a small decline in shipments last year, the first …

Report: Apple could sell just 2 million HomePods in 2018

A new report by KGI claims Apple could ship just 2 million HomePod units in 2018. It was reported earlier this week that the Silicon Valley-based giant had recently cut orders for its smart speaker due to weaker-than-anticipated demand. Following on from this, a new report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI suggests Apple could sell between 2 and 2.5 million units of the speaker in 2018.

Previously, analyst estimates put HomePod sales at over 7 million units for the year, with some even suggesting 10 million units could be reached. In fact, a number of analysts’ expected the product to give both …

Samsung expects the Galaxy S9 to sell better than the S8, here is why

Despite rumors that suggested Samsung may set a higher price standard for the Galaxy S9 and its slightly beefed up brother, the S9+, costs for the flagships have pretty much remained the same. However, while US prices are similar, customers in Europe will have to dish out between €850 ($1,050) and €950 ($1,170) for either of the new Samsung top-tier handsets.

Still, Samsung believes Galaxy S9 and S9+ sales will outperform those of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ throughout the year. The reasoning behind the DJ Koh’s statement is the much earlier release of the 2018 flagships, which will allow for …